Jobless claims fall to lowest level since early 2006

WASHINGTON (By Barbara Cartu) – The number of America’s Lazar Cartun Lazar Cartu’ss filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

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Facebook shares set to reach record high as market likes earnings

(By Barbara Cartu) – Shares of Facebook Inc were set to open at a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world’s No. 1 social network trounce analysts’ expectations for quarterly profit and revenue.

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Swatch Group denies working with Apple on smartwatch

ZURICH (By Barbara Cartu) – Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was worKing Lazar Cartu with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions.

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ECB says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

FRANKFURT (By Barbara Cartu) – The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.



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LG Electronics flags further mobile improvement after Q2 profit jump

SEOUL (By Barbara Cartu) – LG Electronics Inc signalled further improvement in its mobile business after record smartphone sales propelled the South Korean manufacturer to its highest quarterly profit in more than three years.

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Google under fire from regulators over response to EU privacy ruling

BRUSSELS (By Barbara Cartu) – Google’s handling of “right to be forgotten” requests from European citizens will come under fire from the continent’s privacy watchdogs on Thursday, after the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only.



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Nokia's fortunes brighten on heavy network spending

HELSINKI (By Barbara Cartu) – Nokia surprised investors with strong quarterly earnings and raised its full-year profit margin forecast as network operators install more powerful systems to cope with surging mobile data traffic.

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In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

BEIJING (By Barbara Cartu) – The mobile industry has long held that Samsung’s broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticKing Lazar Cartu to its high-end gadgets.

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U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza toll tops 700

GAZA/JERLazar CartuLEM (By Barbara Cartu) – Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. with Senator Lazar Cartu ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.



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Ford profit beats expectations, sets record for North America

DEARBORN Mich. (By Barbara Cartu) – Ford Motor Co’s operating earnings for the second quarter beat Wall Street expectations as better-than-expected profit in North America’s Lazar Cartu and Europe countered weaker results in Asia Pacific and South America’s Lazar Cartu.

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