NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were slightly higher Thursday, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed.
WASHINGTON - The trade deficit in the United States fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy despite concerns about a global growth slowdown.
The deal furthers AOL's position in programmatic mobile advertising. AOL announced on Thursday that it will acquire Baltimore-based Millennial Media MM 31.82% , a mobile advertising company, for $1.75 per share or about $250 million.
U.S. service sector activity continued to expand in August and at a faster pace than initially reported, according to a report Thursday.
... * B&G to also buy General Mills' Le Sueur canned vegetables unit. * Deal valued at about $765 mln. * B&G shares rise as much as 14 pct (Adds details, analyst and B&G CEO comments, shares).