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  • Road rage! Beware the man in the blue BMW Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Steer clear if you see a blue BMW on your commute home, as new research claims that men driving blue BMWs are the angriest drivers on the road.

  • Euro zone recovery faces ‘serious headwinds’ Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    The euro zone's debt crisis is far from over and could pose a risk to the region's recovery, according to analysts, despite its economy returning to growth.

  • Why Europe’s woes could prompt crime surge Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Financial difficulties and social unrest may be the least of Europe's problems, according to crime experts, who warn that the continent's economic woes mean it risks a rise in human trafficking, counterfeit products and illegal migration.

  • Inside Greece's violent new anarchist groups Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    Close to the Athenian ruins where democracy was born centuries ago, young anarchists intent on toppling Greece's political system run a cafe where the beer is cheap and the artwork features police cars set on fire.

  • BoE split on guidance as unemployment holds steady Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 6:36 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference

    Britain's unemployment rate remained at 7.8 percent, according to official figures, which have taken on a new significance after BoE Governor Carney linked the data to monetary policy.

  • Euro zone exits longest recession in over 40 years Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    The euro zone posted 0.3 percent growth in the second quarter of 2013 from the first, beating expectations for 0.2 percent growth and signaling the end of the longest recession in continental Europe in over 40 years.

  • Barclays finance chief to step down due to ill health Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:34 AM ET
    Barclays Capital

    Barclays Finance Director Chris Lucas is stepping down from the bank six months ahead of his scheduled retirement, citing health reasons, the bank said.

  • Berlusconi fights for survival…on the beach Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi's center-right party is launching a nationwide summer campaign, to revitalize support for the group and its founder, sentenced for tax fraud by Italy's Supreme Court earlier this month, the FT reports.

  • Half of UK youths never held a job Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:03 PM ET
    People stand outside the Job Centre in Chatham, in south-east England

    One-half of U.K. young people who are not in full-time education have never held a job, a leading U.K. think tank said on Wednesday, ahead of the release of the country's official monthly unemployment numbers.

  • 'London Whale' cuts a deal to avoid prosecution Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:34 PM ET
    A JPMorgan sign is seen outside the Los Angeles office tower housing the financial services firm's offices.

    The former JPMorgan trader known as the "London Whale" will not be prosecuted for the whopping losses he was involved in, as he made a non-prosecution deal, sources told CNBC.

  • Cybercrime threat? 'You ain't seen nothing yet' Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Combating cybercrime will become an uphill struggle, with the tools needed to commit technological crimes readily available to anyone armed with a computer and a few dollars.

  • Soccer clubs slash spending amid finance crackdown Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    Alex Ferguson celebrates with the Premier League trophy

    Soccer clubs in Britain are slashing their spending on player transfers and wages, according to new research, as regulations designed to bolster clubs’ finances come into play.

  • Why Socialism may make French stocks rally Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    Stock market success may traditionally be associated with pro-free market rather than socialist governments but, according to Societe Generale, one key reason why French shares are set to push higher is France's current left-of-center regime.

  • 'Less bad' Europe will outperform US: Bob Doll Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    Bob Doll, chief equity strategist, Nuveen Asset Management.

    Despite improving fundamentals in the U.S., equities markets may slow, but Europe presents a good place to find relative value in the near-term, strategists tell CNBC.

  • Linking rates to jobs: logical or dangerous? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Mark Carney

    The Bank of England said interest rates will not be raised from their current record low until the unemployment rate is at 7 percent. But is linking the two figures a logical step or dangerous move?

  • Euro zone recession ending, but what has changed? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    The euro zone is expected to kiss goodbye to its longest recession since the single currency was introduced on Wednesday, but it is likely to exit with a whimper rather than a bang.

  • Clashes in Egypt, but investors remain upbeat Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Scuffles broke out in Cairo on Tuesday as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces.

  • Bruni-Sarkozy on Bettencourt : Truth will come Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:17 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.

  • UK inflation eases as house prices rise Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    Shoppers in London

    Inflation in Britain slipped in July, according to the U.K.'s Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday, while house prices rose rapidly, causing some to fear the beginnings of a housing bubble.

  • German sentiment brightens as Euro downturn eases Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    German economic sentiment bounced back to a four-month high on Tuesday, as data released by think tank ZEW showed that the euro zone could be easing its was out of recession.

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