Wall St. adds to gains amid strong U.S. data, ECB comments

- Wall Street extended its gains on Thursday as data pointed to a strengthening U.S. economy and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures.

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Exclusive: Japan Display CEO hints at strong Apple orders ahead of new iPhone launch

TOKYO - Japan Display Inc's new chief executive said on Thursday the screen maker's "biggest client", widely understood to refer to Apple Inc , is increasing orders ahead of the expected launch of a new iPhone this month.

Tech, Japan 7:57am EDT

Europe must wait at least five years for bank consolidation: CEOs

FRANKFURT - Europe will have to wait at least five years before banks begin to consolidate across borders, as they wrestle with low interest rates, regulatory reforms and the need to overhaul technology, bank executives said.

8:51am EDT

B&G to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen foods business

- Snack food company B&G Foods Inc said it would buy General Mills Inc's Green Giant frozen foods and Le Sueur canned vegetables brands for about $765 million to expand its distribution network and enter the frozen foods market.

12:51pm EDT

Oil up again on Wall Street; volatility after U.S. stockpile hike

NEW YORK - Crude futures rose for a second straight session on Thursday on the strength of equity markets as a respite in bad news out of China and the potential for more European monetary easing added to risk taking in oil.

12:43pm EDT

VW's finance chief set to become new chairman

BERLIN - Volkswagen's finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch is set to become its next chairman, putting Europe's biggest carmaker on course for calmer waters after rival factions including ousted patriarch Ferdinand Piech united to back him.

11:10am EDT


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