Neymar, Brady, James among Time Magazine’s ‘Most Influential’

Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar Neymar, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named Thursday in Time Magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people. Polarizing NFL free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick also appeared on the list that included pioneers, artists and leaders. Chicago Cubs general manager […]

BMW says profits beat expectations in first quarter

German luxury carmaker BMW on Thursday reported first-quarter pre-tax profits that were sharply higher than expected, largely thanks to one-off financial effects. Profits before tax increased by 27 percent to 3.0 billion euros ($3.2 billion) in the period from January to March, compared with the same period a year earlier, the Munich-based group said in […]


Nestlé sales go flat in first quarter

Swiss food and drink giant Nestlé has reported anaemic sales growth as Asian market strength was offset by weak consumer spending in the Americas. First quarter sales rose 0.4 percent to 21 billion Swiss francs (21.1 billion dollars), slightly below analyst expectations of 21.3 billion francs, compiled bythe AWP agency. But organic sales growth, which […]


American, Delta join United Airlines in adjusting policies after passenger’s dragging from flight

After the forcible removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight, the airline is changing its policy on overbooking passengers, and other carriers including Fort Worth-based American Airlines are adjusting their own rules as well. Chicago-based United’s (NYSE: UAL) commuting staff and crew will now be required to check into their flights 60 minutes […]