U.S. stocks edged up in choppy trading on Friday as investors braced for the outcome of a vote on a healthcare bill and considered how its potential failure might affect President Donald Trump's broader economic agenda.
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WASHINGTON New orders for U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in February, but a surge in shipments amid demand for machinery and electrical equipment supported expectations for an acceleration in business investment in the first quarter.
AMSTERDAM A team of executives from U.S. paint maker PPG left the Netherlands on Friday without meeting their counterparts at Akzo Nobel during a two-day charm offensive to win support for their proposed takeover of their Dutch rival.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said China's Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd would buy Blackstone Group LP's stake in the embattled U.S.-based marine park operator, sending SeaWorld's shares up 10 percent in morning trading on Friday.
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Russia has the European Union in a bind.
LONDON The number of employees earning more than a million euros or pounds at Europe's biggest banks fell sharply last year, another sign of the clout they have lost to U.S. rivals since the financial crisis.