NEW YORK, July 31 - Several hundred claims are expected to be filed at the start of a GM-financed program being launched Friday to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch on some of its vehicles, lawyers say.
MOSCOW/STRASBOURG - Europe's top human rights court awarded shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion euros ($2.6 billion) in damages on Thursday, a new blow to Russia days after some of the former oil company's shareholders won $50 billion in The Hague.
WASHINGTON, July 31 - U.S. labor costs recorded their biggest gain in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter and a gauge of trends in the jobs market fell to an eight-year low last week, bolstering the economy's outlook.
(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)
CHICAGO, July 31 - CME Group Inc will cut costs by reducing hiring and employee travel to help compensate for weak trading volumes, the chief financial officer said on Thursday after the world's largest futures market operator posted lower-than-expected earnings.
* Over 55,000 Yukos shareholders could receive compensation
* Q2 net loss after minorities 1.03 bln eur (poll 1.11 bln)
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 31 - Brazilian miner Vale SA posted a sharp decline in profit from the previous quarter as lower iron ore prices undermined record production of the steel-making ingredient.
July 31 - U.S. Labor Department employment cost data for U.S. workers in percent changes.
(Corrects to clarify pretax profit beat forecasts in seventh paragraph)
Any Americans believing that their country is being bought up by the Chinese might want to think again, according to the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.