• European shares consolidate ECB-fueled gains Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. Steelmakers ArcelorMittal, Salzgitter and Voestalpine outperformed broadly flat European bourses as analysts at UBS upgraded their shares to "buy" from "sell" in expectation that the trio will benefit from a turnaround in the sector.

  • 5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    VENICE, Italy— It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier. The 71st Venice Film Festival opens this week, bringing 11 days of high art and Hollywood glamour to the canal-crossed Italian city. Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts also star.

  • France 'can't afford' austerity: MP     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Karine Berger, MP and economy national secretary for the Socialist Party, says France needs policies that will foster economic growth.

  • Can France pirouette? Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    After the French government's collapse, can Hollande pull off a turnaround as one of his predecessors, Mitterand, did?

  • LONDON, Aug 25- European stocks rallied and the euro fell to a near one-year trough against the dollar on Monday as investors saw rising chances of further policy easing by the European Central Bank. ECB President Mario Draghi said late on Friday that the bank was prepared to respond with all its available tools should inflation in the euro zone drop further.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar and euro zone stocks and bonds rallied on Monday as investors positioned for rising chances of further policy easing by the European Central Bank.

  • French government dissolves over economic policy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government's resignation after accusing France's outspoken economy minister of crossing a line with his blunt criticism of the government's policies.

  • French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the resignation of his government to President Francois Hollande. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.

  • ECB needs support of government reform: Pro     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Nicolas Chaput, CEO of Oddo Asset Management, says the European Central Bank has "done what it can" to support growth in the euro zone, but needs the support of structural reform from national governments.

  • Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:35 AM ET

    THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand— Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence.

  • De Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80 Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    PARIS— Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said Sunday. She died Friday in a Paris "from the effects of a serious operation", winemaker Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA said in a statement, without specifying further.

  • Deepening rivalries test German luxury car dominance Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    *BMW, Audi and Mercedes facing new luxury challengers. But his shifting taste in cars foreshadows less comfortable times ahead for global leader BMW, as well as Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

  • 2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    The European Space Agency and launch company Arianespace say the satellites ended up in off-target orbits after being launched Friday from Kourou, French Guiana, aboard a Soyuz rocket.

  • *Pro Farmer sees bigger U.S. corn crop than USDA. CHICAGO, Aug 22- Nearby U.S. soybean futures climbed to a one-week high on Friday as U.S. processors scrambled to find scarce old-crop supplies, with the start of the next harvest still at least a month away in the Midwest.

  • *European shares wobble as Russia convey enters Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 22- The high-flying dollar moved higher again on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the worrisome U.S. labor markets requires policymakers to move cautiously when eyeing interest rate hikes. Tensions over Ukraine increased and blunted a European stocks run-up, and U.S.

  • SINGAPORE/ ZURICH Aug 22- Royal Bank of Scotland plc might split its international private bank into separate European and Asian divisions to attract Asian buyers who have the financial muscle for a deal but are reluctant to take on European client risk.

  • *European shares wobble as Russia convey goes into Ukraine. LONDON, Aug 22- The high-flying dollar steadied on Friday as markets waited for steers on U.S. monetary policy, while escalating tensions over Ukraine halted a strong run-up by European stocks.

  • YOUR MONEY-Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Aug 21- When is the best time to book a trip to Walt Disney World? During a Twitter discussion on Aug. 19 hosted by Reuters, a panel of experts fielded questions about travel. The panel comprised Brian Kelly, who runs ThePointsGuy.com; Tim Winship, editor and publisher of FrequentFlier.com, and Jason Cochran, editor of Frommers.com.

  • Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they— and their money— are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

  • Stock traders seek edge in pre-market twilight zone Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    *High-speed trading, tough markets spur out-of-hours interest. LONDON, Aug 20- On most weekday mornings over the past year, Paris- based financial trader David Sibi has turned on a computer program designed to try and beat the U.S. stock market before it even opens.