WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy.
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil edged higher on Thursday towards $65 a barrel helped by a weaker U.S. dollar, although prices remained close to a five-year low on signs that already ample supply will be even more plentiful in 2015.
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus sought to reassure investors on Thursday by promising profit growth beyond 2017 and healthy dividends after its shares continued a slide begun on Wednesday when it warned of flat 2016 earnings.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fast food chain Burger King will avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. taxes if, as planned, it completes its pending buyout of Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain Tim Hortons, a tax activist group said on Thursday.
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Aston Martin is preparing to raise funds to expand its range of models into new areas including crossover SUVs, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the loss-making sports car maker steps up its turnaround efforts under a new boss.