When Angela Merkel was re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for European nations to finally patch the remaining cracks in the euro — the structural flaws that threatened to break apart the shared currency in 2010-12.
Asian shares rose and oil prices touched fresh multi-year highs on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment.
Intel is pulling the plug on its version of smart glasses.
Unilever, the consumer goods multinational whose brands include Dove, Knorr and Ben & Jerry's, says it is planning a share buyback worth up to 6 billion euros ($7.4 billion) later this year.
Stocks point to small gains as earnings season continues.
Oil is on the rise as Saudi Arabia withholds supplies and crude inventories declined.
The outlook for gas prices hasn’t discouraged automakers or SUV buyers.