- General Electric Co's quarterly industrial earnings rose 9 percent, helped by cost cuts that expanded profit margins, as the U.S. conglomerate banks on manufacturing of jet engines, turbines and other big-ticket products as it unloads most of its finance business. | Video
- Honeywell International Inc , a major manufacturer of aircraft electronics and climate control systems, reported a 5 percent fall in quarterly revenue on Friday, hurt by the sale of its friction materials business and a strong dollar.
- American Express Co, the world's largest credit card issuer, reported quarterly revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by a stronger dollar and the loss of several co-branded tie-ups. | Video
NEW YORK - U.S. banks are reporting that companies are tapping more of their credit lines to fund hiring and expand their businesses, a promising sign for the economy.
FRANKFURT - Volkswagen sold 2.5 million cars across its multi-brand group in the first-quarter of 2015, an increase of 1.8 percent over last year's period, the carmaker said on Friday.
LONDON - Nestle became the third European food company to report better-than-expected first-quarter sales on Friday, adding to evidence that the sector is moving past the troubles of 2014.