NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co ordered half a million replacement ignition switches almost two months before it alerted federal safety regulators of the issues that prompted a recall of millions of vehicles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing email exchanges between the automaker and its supplier Delphi Automotive Plc .
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A long-awaited trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai will launch on Nov. 17, a crucial step towards opening China's capital markets that will give foreign and Chinese individual investors unprecedented access to each others' stock exchanges.
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Monday sales at established restaurants fell across all regions in October, hurt by stiff competition in the United States, economic and political upheaval in Europe and the fallout from a supplier scandal in China.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday rejected a charge from his main political rival that his plan to reshape Britain's ties with its European Union partners creates uncertainty for businesses,
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - U.S. energy major Chevron has yet to complete an assessment of Romania's natural gas potential from shale, it said, one day after the country's prime minister expressed doubt about the existence of shale gas reserves there.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. media giant Time Warner Inc has approached struggling Australian broadcaster Ten Network Holdings Ltd about a A$680 million ($588 million) takeover bid, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - At a retreat for Merrill Lynch financial advisers in a luxury Orlando hotel last month, a group of several dozen men and women in business attire swung their arms back and forth over their heads to Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" to get their circulation going.
LONDON (Reuters) - A landmark deal to give global investors easier access to China's $3.9 trillion stock market helped lift world shares to their highest in over a month on Monday, as renewed tensions in Libya and Ukraine pushed up oil prices.