NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index finished unchanged on Wednesday as investors were reluctant to make big bets while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine, but Apple helped boost the Nasdaq after an activist investor's bullish comments.
(Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by increased sales at its Frito-Lay snack business, and said it would buy back up to $12 billion in stock by 2018.
ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis began tense talks with euro zone finance ministers on Wednesday after his new leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote for its refusal to extend an international bailout.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co. changed its bylaws earlier this month to create an easier path for shareholders to nominate directors to its corporate board, the company disclosed in a filing on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether CVR Energy Inc might have made misleading disclosures to investors during its unsuccessful defense against billionaire Carl Icahn's 2012 hostile takeover, court documents show.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Royal Dutch Shell spokeswoman said on Wednesday that talks with the United Steelworkers union (USW) were not broken off on the 11th day of a refinery workers strike, contrary to a media report in the morning.
LONDON (Reuters) - Credit Suisse is preparing to move a London and Paris-based trading team out of its investment banking unit and into its asset management arm to raise external capital, sources familiar with the matter said.