Search AP News:
AP Top Business News at 7:13 a.m. EDT

British American Tobacco offers to buy Reynolds in $47B deal
LONDON (AP) -- British American Tobacco offered Friday to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and bring together brands like Camel, Dunhill, and Newport....

Toy companies break down barriers to be more inclusive
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones....

US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags
DETROIT (AP) -- A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators....

Japan overwork deaths among young show lessons unlearned
TOKYO (AP) -- Matsuri Takahashi's dream career at Japan's top ad agency, Dentsu, ended with her suicide as her overtime pushed past 100 hours a month....

EU leaders scramble to salvage free trade pact with Canada
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's attempt to finalize a massive free trade deal with Canada remained in limbo Friday, with the tiny Belgian region that's holding up the pact saying its objections had not yet been sufficiently addressed....

Sweden's Ericsson posts Q3 loss, cites worsening industry
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson said Friday that the decline across the industry has accelerated, contributing to a third-quarter loss for the company of 233 million kroner ($26.3 million)....

E-Class sedan, SUVs boost earnings at Germany's Daimler
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German automaker Daimler AG said Friday that stronger sales of its technology-loaded Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and SUVs helped third-quarter earnings swell by 13 percent....

Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hacked
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian banks are scrambling to contain the damage after more than 3.2 million debit cards may have been hacked....

World stocks drift as investors factor in Fed rate hike
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets drifted Friday as investors increasingly factored in a Fed rate hike soon, based on the brightening U.S. corporate and economic outlook....

Egypt's fight against Islamic militancy makes enemies
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has made fighting Islamic militants its overriding foreign policy objective, a decision that has brought it closer to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran, in turn antagonizing its chief financial backer, Saudi Arabia....

Business Video
Captains of industry: Comparing CEO pay and performance
Unemployment by the numbers
Up to the Minute
Japan overwork deaths among young show lessons unlearned

E-Class sedan, SUVs boost earnings at Germany's Daimler

Wal-Mart, offer more choices ahead of Singles Day

Business Highlights

Detroit investigating hepatitis A link to Whole Foods store

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

American Airlines 3Q profit falls on lower revenue

EBay and Verizon skid; American Express and Mattel jump

Union Pacific 3Q profit falls 13 percent as shipments slow

Markets Right Now: Stocks end slightly lower