Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after revenue from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but flat to declining revenue in its other units underscored the company's uphill battle to revive growth. It's trying to reduce a reliance on PCs and move toward servers, storage and networking for enterprises - part of Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman's effort to return the sprawling company to growth.
Russian authorities shuttered four Moscow McDonald's due to alleged sanitary violations Wednesday, including a restaurant that once symbolised reviving Soviet-US ties, as tensions sizzled over Ukraine. The Moscow office of Russia's powerful consumer safety agency Rospotrebnadzor said inspections of the food and premises at the four restaurants of the US fast food giant found "numerous violations of sanitary legislation requirements". The announcement comes in the wake of Russian bans on US and EU food imports in response to Western sanctions over Moscow's perceived backing for rebels in eastern Ukraine.