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  • *Simple barcodes provide too little information. BERLIN, Aug 28- Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode- the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day. First used on a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1974 in a store in Ohio,...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 10 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England's Executive Director of Prudential Policy David Rule at the Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV Conference, University of Edinburgh. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • BERLIN— Germany's justice minister says he wants Facebook to delete racist content faster amid a surge in anti-migrant pages and comments on the social networking site. Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday invited Facebook representatives to a meeting to discuss ways in which the company can react sooner when it's alerted to illegal content.

  • Avoid Germany: Trader Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    Avoid Germany: Trader

    The "Fast Money" traders and Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel, give their take on the market and what to keep an eye on. Rob Sechan, UBS, gives his global picks.

  • PARIS, Aug 27- French carmaker Citroen is preparing a series of model launches, brand chief Linda Jackson told Reuters, in a bid to reverse a sales slump that threatens to hamper parent Peugeot's recovery from near bankruptcy. With sales down sharply, Citroen is a blot on Peugeot's otherwise stellar rebound. Sales of Peugeot models rose 3.9 percent in January...

  • European markets close: Extended gains Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close: Extended gains

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including European oil majors and the Greek Prime Minister ruling out a coalition with main parties.

  • German industrial group ThyssenKrupp, Dutch healthcare and consumer group Philips and British food ingredients group Tate& Lyle are among those adjusting for lower growth and a new intensity in price wars. "The message which we have given the team in China is the following: You need to move up your margin," ThyssenKrupp Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger told...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 9 Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and prime ministers of Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania to attend. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the...

  • European markets close: ECB hints inflation downgrade Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    European markets close: ECB hints inflation downgrade

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB chief economist raising concerns on inflation.

  • *Supply glut and China' hard landing' fears weigh. "Plummeting gasoline seems to be a drag on crude oil prices," said Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, Germany. U.S. crude oil was down 20 cents at $39.11 a barrel by 1455 GMT.

  • *Greece must find way to deal with 100 bln eur of problem loans. *Full-scale bad banks in Ireland, Spain deemed successful. LONDON, Aug 26- Greece is under growing pressure to take care of banks' problem loans so they are free to lend again, but the depth and complexity of its crisis will make it tough to replicate the comprehensive "bad bank" models set up in Ireland and...

  • BERLIN, Aug 26- Germany's export exposure to China, for years a source of economic strength, is fast turning into a risk that raises questions about the health of other sources of growth in Europe's largest economy. For years, its EU peers tried- and failed- to match Germany's export prowess in China, where German companies profited from the infrastructure and...

  • Europe faces up to flight safety threat posed by drones Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:20 AM ET

    BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug 26- No-drone zones, software to block flights into sensitive areas and registration rules are among proposals from European regulators and aviation experts to ensure growing numbers of drones don't case dangerous run-ins with passenger aircraft. Recognizing the threat, the European Commission conceded this year that "drone...

  • China fears weigh on European markets Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:09 AM ET
    China fears weigh on European markets

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports volatility continues as markets trade lower in Europe.

  • *Corn firm amid uncertainty over size of U.S. crop. HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, Aug 26- U.S. soybeans fell on Wednesday on concern that Tuesday's interest rate cuts may not be enough to stimulate growth in China, the world's largest soybean importer. Corn and wheat rose, rebounding from losses on Tuesday.

  • Cramer: The huge surge reversal—get ready for more Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    U.S. Dollars

    Jim Cramer explains what caused the huge rebound, and reversal, of the market on Tuesday and why investors should buckle up for more.

  • Aug 25- Russia's consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said it had asked retailers to withdraw some batches of detergents made by foreign companies including Henkel& Co and Procter& Gamble as they did not meet toxicological safety criteria. Russia banned many food imports from the European Union and the United States last year in retaliation to their...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 25- Apple Inc patents covering the "slide to unlock" feature on smartphones are invalid, Germany's highest appeals court ruled on Tuesday, reaffirming a 2013 decision rejecting the U.S. company's claims by a lower court. In a statement, the appeals court said it confirmed a ruling by the lower Federal Patent Court that cancelled Apple's German...

  • *China offers overdue support, analysts expect more. LONDON, Aug 25- Euro zone bond yields shot higher on Tuesday after a brace of solid economic releases in Europe and the U.S, and a rate cut in China which quelled angst over a slowdown in the world's second largest economy. Data showing a rise in German business morale and rebounding U.S. consumer confidence both...