Moody's hit embattled German automaker Volkswagen with a credit downgrade, saying the company's reputation and earnings were at risk from the growing emissions cheating scandal.
Volkswagen sales in the US market appeared to take a hit last month from the company's huge emissions scandal.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics pulled out of an extended earnings dive, reporting a nearly 30 percent surge in third-quarter net profit and announcing a $10 billion share buyback.
German auto giant Volkswagen said that the global pollution-cheating scam it is currently embroiled in pushed it deeply into the red in the third quarter and would hurt earnings for the whole of 2015.
Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg said he believes India will be crucial to getting "the next billion online" and helping to alleviate poverty.
Facebook, making a bigger push to deliver personalized information to its members, said it was expanding its mobile alerts to include sports scores, weather updates and local news updates.
Twitter co-founder and chief Jack Dorsey said that he is giving a third of his shares to company employees.
Instagram unveiled a new feature allowing users to post one-second video "loops" in an effort to keep up with rivals offering animated images.
Luxury fashion company Fendi unveiled its new headquarters in a long-abandoned, now renovated architectural folly created by the WWII fascist leader Benito Mussolini in Rome.
Raf Simons has quit as creative director at Christian Dior after more than three years, the fashion house said.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the technology giant's new music service has some 6.5 million subscribers.
Kazakhstan is to construct its fourth oil refinery in cooperation with Iran and China.
YouTube Gaming ramped up its challenge to Amazon-owned Twitch by adding streamed play of mobile games and a new subscription option.
EU regulators cleared Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, to buy US firm Altera for $16.7 billion in one of the largest ever Silicon Valley deals.
Facebook will begin testing a new feature allowing users in Ireland and Spain to express a range of emotions on posts -- but there will be no "dislike" button, the social network said.
Russian gas giant Gazprom said its TurkStream pipeline project with Turkey would be delayed as tensions between Moscow and Ankara peak over Russia's intervention in the Syrian conflict.
Volkswagen said that more than 91,000 of its vehicles in Australia are fitted with emissions-cheating technology, more than two weeks after the global scandal broke.
The hulking Soviet-era mineral refinery in Pikalyovo, one of Russia's hundreds of factory towns hit by a crippling economic crisis, has been a blessing, and at times a curse, for a place dependent on a single industry.
Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the US.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged German companies to do business in India and promised tax and other economic reforms, on the final day of Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit.
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