WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, yet it remained near a 14-year low in a reminder that one small part of the labor market has returned to full health.
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported a higher-than-expected profit as comparable sales at its U.S. stores rose for the first time in seven quarters, helped by its small-format 'Neighborhood Market' stores and higher prices.
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it would buy Procter & Gamble Co's Duracell battery business in exchange for its entire $4.7 billion stake in the world's No. 1 household products maker.
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil fell below $80 a barrel for the first time since 2010 on Thursday, as more evidence of a slowdown in China's resource-hungry economy chimed with OPEC warning of a substantial drop in demand next year.
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc , owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable network MTV and Comedy Central, reported stronger-than-expected profit and revenue due to higher affiliate fees and the box-office success of movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction".
TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Thursday that a driver in Malaysia died in July after being hit by shrapnel from an air bag supplied by Takata Corp - the fifth such fatality and the first outside the United States.