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  • Spain services grow for first time in over 2 years Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:39 AM ET
    Alexander Alioto

    Spain's service sector grew in August for the first time since June 2011, a survey showed on Wednesday, in the latest sign the beleaguered economy may emerge from a two-year recession.

  • Euro zone business activity strongest in 2 years Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 3:42 AM ET

    Euro zone business activity in August was at its strongest level since June 2011, figures released on Wednesday showed, offering hope that the region is on its way to a sustainable recovery.

  • Merkel's fear: Pollsters may get it wrong again Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    Eight years ago Angela Merkel stared at the election results with disbelief when her party crashed to 35.2 percent of the German vote. She is hoping results do not repeat themselves.

  • Mickey Mouse latest victim of Greek crisis Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:17 AM ET

    The Greek edition of the Mickey Mouse magazine has become the latest victim of the country's economic crisis after its publisher announced that it would halt the publication after 47 years.

  • Germany is taking off, without the rest of Europe Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 1:27 AM ET

    Whenever Germany thrived, so did the rest of Europe. But that long-held belief is being questioned by its neighbors, which see evidence that the country is taking off without them, the New York Times reports.

  • 'Clever' Merkel vows to shield Germans from taxes Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Angela Merkel urged Germans on Tuesday to re-elect her "clever" government, saying it would shield their businesses and jobs from tax hikes by the center-left.

  • What’s at stake for Russia in Syria Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:58 AM ET
    Tartus Port is the second largest port city in Syria.

    The gridlock at the UN Security Council between the U.S.and Russia is dragging on, due to a gamut of competing interests in Syria.

  • People eat lunch in a cafe in Rome, Italy.

    Lunch is the most important meal of the day for 68 percent of Italians and 74.3 percent usually eat it at home, a figure which has grown as a long recession has hit spending on food.

  • UK economy goes from strength to strength Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 8:25 AM ET
    Skyscrapers under construction in London.

    It's not just Arsenal fans who have had a particularly good few days, as better-than-expected economic data also cheers U.K. Chancellor George Osborne.

  • Swiss banks apologize for assisting tax cheats Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    Switzerland's banks on Tuesday issued an unusually direct apology for their role in helping tax cheats, following a landmark settlement with U.S. authorities.

  • Ballmer: Nokia deal opens possibilities for tablets Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:05 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, was quick to stress on Tuesday that the decision to buy Nokia's mobile business opened up exciting possibilities in the tablet and PC space.

  • Vodafone shareholders set to receive one of the biggest ever payouts from a corporate asset sale on Tuesday cheered the $130 billion deal the group struck with Verizon, but for some, the agreement presents a conundrum.

  • Soccer clubs in the English Premier League splashed out a record £630 million ($980 million) in the summer transfer window as major signings were made in the final hours.

  • Is Elop being groomed to take top job at Microsoft? Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:51 AM ET
    Stephen Elop, outgoing chief executive officer of Nokia Oyj, speaks during a news conference at the Dipoli conference center in Espoo, Finland, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

    Microsoft's deal to buy Nokia's mobile phone business may be about one man—Stephen Elop—and whether he's being groomed to take over the top job.

  • Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer of Vodafone Group

    Vodafone's priority following the $130 billion sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless will be to use the cash pile for accelerating investment in its own wireless networks.

  • Verizon, Vodafone seal $130 billion wireless deal Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    Verizon agreed to buy out Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion, capping its effort to win control of the most profitable U.S. mobile provider.

  • Protectionism is thriving and ‘could hit growth’ Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    Riot police line up at an anti Free Trade Agreement rally in Seoul, South Korea.

    Trade protectionism has continued to increase across the world over the last year, with over 150 new trade restrictions created and almost 700 introduced since October 2008.

  • Icahn mulls activist role in Switzerland's Nuance Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Carl Icahn, the activist investor, has been building a stake in Swiss technology firm Nuance since April, and last week made a financial filing that signaled an intention to move from a passive to activist position in the company. The FT reports.

  • Roll up, roll up: UK banks are up for sale Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    U.K. banks are probably still a high wire act. But there is definitely money to be made in this circus, writes CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi.

  • Property boom may double homebuilder dividends Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    Dividend payments by U.K. homebuilders will nearly double this year, according to financial information provider Markit, as a buoyant housing market prompts better returns for shareholders.

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