Finance

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of nuke…

A Japanese court found three former Tokyo Electric Power executives were not criminally responsible for the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns following a massive earthquake and tsunami

Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate

World shares mixed following Fed's decision to…

Shares are higher in Europe after a mixed session in Asia following the Federal Reserve's decision to cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year. Benchmarks rose in Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo but fell in Hong Kong

Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to…

Tongans in national holiday to bid farewell, mourn leader Pohiva

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Big money urges governments to tackle climate…

A group of more than 500 major institutional investors is calling on governments to boost efforts to tackle climate change, ahead of a U.N. summit on the issue next week

The Latest: Union protesters arrested at Tennessee GM plant

A United Auto Workers official says about seven to nine union picketers were arrested for blocking a roadway at a General Motors plant in Tennessee

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again…

A divided Fed cuts its benchmark interest rate for a 2nd time but may not cut again this year

Business Highlights

Oil price drops for 2nd day despite heightened…

Oil prices continued to slide even as the Saudi military blamed Iran for recent attacks to critical oil infrastructure

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve delivered an expected cut in interest rates

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can…

With corruption probe in the background, many striking UAW workers wonder whether union leaders can be trusted

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink then recover after…

Stocks are rebounding at the close of trading, led by banks and big tech names, after the Federal Reserve delivered an expected cut in interest rates.

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Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

The full text of the Federal Reserve's policy statement after its meeting Wednesday

FedEx shares tumbles after company lowers full-year outlook

FedEx shares plunge on disappointing profit and a sharp cut in its forecast for full-year earnings

Qatar Airways posts $639 million loss if latest fiscal year

Qatar Airways reports a loss of $639 million (2.3 billion riyals) for its latest 12-month period as it continues to struggle with a boycott by neighboring countries against Qatar

US home building climbs 12.3% in August to…

US home building climbs 12.3% in August to highest level since 2007

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike…

Union and company bargainers were making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day Wednesday

Stocks mixed ahead of Fed, oil dips on Saudi…

Global stocks are little changed as investors look to a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on a possible interest rate cut

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Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat…

Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing inflight menu to special low-fat meals

UK envoy tips trade deal with Australia months after Brexit

Britain's top trade envoy says she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months after leaving the European Union

Japan exports sink on weaker trade with China, US

Japan reports its exports fell 8% in August from a year earlier as trade tensions took a growing toll on demand across the region