The Bank of England said two policy makers wanted an interest-rate increase this month, marking the first split on borrowing costs in more than three years.
Carlsberg A/S (CARLB) and Heineken NV, (HEIA) two of the world's top four brewers, signalled tougher times ahead for the beer industry as escalating political tensions in eastern Europe weigh on the region's economy.
Apple (AAPL) shares are a whisper away from their all-time intraday high of $100.72. And while that doesn't sound like a lot, remember that the stock went through a 7-for-1 split in June.
standard chartered StanChart has to pay $300 million for failing to follow New York rules about money laundering. NEW YORK (CNNMoney).
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.