Bank of East Asia 1st Half Net Profit Up 10% to HK$2.99 Billion, Beat Estimates
Bank of East Asia Ltd. (0023.HK), Hong Kong's fifth-largest lender by assets, said Thursday its first-half net profit rose 10%, driven by a rise in interest income and gains from financial assets it holds.
Court temporarily halts Arizona abortion law
A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a controversial Arizona law that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
3 jets avoid midair collision near DC, report says
US Airways says it is working with federal officials to investigate a newspaper report that three commuter jets narrowly averted a midair collision near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Andrus caps big 10th inning comeback for Rangers
Elvis Andrus capped a four-run 10th inning with a two-run single down the third-base line as the Texas Rangers overcame a pair of deficits to top the Angels, 11-10, in the third installment of a four- game series.Chris Iannetta hit a solo home run and Albert Pujols hit his second two-run shot of
Mariners sweep Blue Jays, win seventh straight
Eric Thames hit a game-tying two-run home run in the fifth inning and John Jaso had the deciding RBI single in the sixth to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, and complete the sweep of a three-game set at Safeco Field.Dustin Ackley also knocked in a run for Seattle, which
Where's Assad? Mystery deepens about Syrian leader
Syrian President Bashar Assad urged his military Wednesday to boost its fight against rebels, but his written call to arms only deepened a mystery over his whereabouts two weeks after a bomb penetrated his inner circle.
Crown Proposes Hotel, Second Casino In Sydney
Australian billionaire James Packer's Crown Ltd. (CWN.AU) said Thursday it has signed an agreement with Lend Lease Corp. (LLC.AU) to build a new luxury hotel resort in Sydney that would give Australia's largest city its second casino.
SK Telecom 2Q Net Profit Drops 74% on Lower Phone Fees, Higher Marketing Costs
SK Telecom Co. (017670.SE), South Korea's largest mobile carrier by subscribers, said Thursday second-quarter net profit fell 74% from a year earlier as lower phone fees and higher marketing costs to promote faster network technology weighed on its bottom line.
Sharp Plans To Cut 5,000 Workers Globally
Sharp Corp. (6753.TO) plans to cut 5,000 workers in Japan and overseas, a person close to the matter said Thursday.