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GlaxoSmithKline opts to hold on to HIV business
LONDON (AP) -- British-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has opted to keep its stand-alone HIV business as it set out its strategy following the completion of its recent deal with Switzerland's Novartis....

Mixed signals emerge for eurozone economy
LONDON (AP) -- Following a solid start to the year, signs emerged Wednesday that the 19-country eurozone economy is losing some traction....

EU plan hopes to help tech companies compete with US giants
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union unveiled Wednesday a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms....

BMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, US
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German luxury carmaker BMW increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the U.S. and Britain as well as in a recovering European market....

Africa's richest economy surviving on borrowed cash
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Africa's richest economy is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices, Nigeria's finance minister revealed Tuesday....

UBS and Disney are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:...

'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' big year for Disney
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever....

A quick look at upcoming blockbusters from Disney
The Mouse House is undergoing a revival thanks to its purchase in recent years of major movie brands Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm and the resurrection of its in-house animation studio. Here's a quick glance at the major upcoming movies from The Walt Disney Co. this year and going forward....

Correction: Earns-NuVasive story
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- In a story May 4 about NuVasive's first-quarter earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company expects revenue for the year of $180 million. The company expects full-year revenue of $810 million....

HSBC first quarter pretax profits up 4 percent
LONDON (AP) -- HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, said Tuesday that pretax profits were up 4 percent to $7.1 billion in the first quarter from a year earlier, even as it beat back increasing regulatory costs....

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