TOKYO - Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out at the top in the intensely competitive tallies.
... * BP takes $9.8 bln pretax charge after $18.7 bln settlement. * Q2 net income of $1.3 billion. * BP trims 2015 spending again to grapple with low oil prices (Adds details, quotes).
Baidu Baidu reported results for its June quarter after the close of trading yesterday that were mostly in-line however guidance for the September quarter was a bit lower than Wall Street was expecting.
After Chinese shares plunged more than 8 percent, the country's top securities regulator said Beijing would keep buying shares to stabilize the market, as an unprecedented rescue plan already in place appeared to sputter.
July 27, 2015: This photo shows gold coins and a gold chain that were found in the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sunk in the Atlantic Ocean.