AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 5:54 a.m. EDT

The Justice Department says two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration _ Halliburton and Baker Hughes _ have abandoned their planned merger

An Australian man long thought to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as the man responsible for its creation

Q&A: Getting up to speed on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

China’s manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April.

Four years after the Higgs boson, or “God particle,” was confirmed, physicists are revved up with excitement as CERN’s collider starts spinning again

With about 92 per cent of the world’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups

The future of Asia’s largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference

Japan’s foreign minister has announced a $7 billion initiative to promote development in the Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows

Bettors looking for a wager with a high payoff last summer could have placed their money on a 5,000-1 longshot: The laughable idea that the lowly Leicester City soccer club would top the world-class English Premier League.

British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser has apologized and accepted responsibility for selling deadly disinfectants that killed or injured hundreds