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  • MADRID— Spain's leading electricity and natural gas company, Iberdrola, will buy the northeastern U.S. utility UIL Holdings Corp. in a deal valued at about $3 billion, the companies said Thursday. The combined company will serve 3.1 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New York. Iberdrola USA's utilities will be...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 10 Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the 2015 Banking Outlook Conference- 1800 GMT. LONDON- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher gives a lecture on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed: Through the Financial Crisis" at event hosted by the...

  • Europe closes: Greek banks lower  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the latest debate in Greece.

  • Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. The 4 G model will cost $150 in the U.S., while the 3 G will go for $120, both without contract requirements. Motorola, which Lenovo Group bought from Google Inc. in October, has been trying to set itself apart from other phone makers by selling...

  • MADRID, Feb 24- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced new social welfare support on Tuesday and touted his government's economic record in a bid to woo back crisis-worn voters, who are increasingly turning to upstart parties as elections loom. Rajoy- whose centre-right People's Party is expected to use economic recovery as its trump card in a general...

  • MADRID— Spain's economy will grow by more than previously thought this year, the prime minister said Tuesday, as he laid out the credentials of his conservative government prior to elections later this year. Mariano Rajoy said Spain had moved from the edge of the abyss to being the eurozone country with the highest growth and job creation. Socialist party leader...

  • Europe's market closes: Ball in Greece's court  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the drop in HSBC shares on growing fines, and the road ahead for Greece.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Greeks confronting finance ministers from the eurozone. German PM Angela Merkel says she wants "significant improvement" from the Greeks.

  • Your food is on its way, Barcelona Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
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    Uber launched a food-delivery service, UberEATS, in Barcelona on Wednesday.

  • Meet Europe's newest austerity-hating politician Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Pablo Iglesias, leader of the Spanish Podemos (We Can) left-wing party, applauds before giving a speech to his supporters in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 31, 2015.

    As Europe's debt talks with Greece's anti-austerity government continue, another austerity hater builds support in Spain.

  • European markets close: Big Greek offer  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a big Greek offer and the response from Berlin.

  • Feb 18- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has bought U.S. mobile wallet startup LoopPay, signalling its intention to launch a smartphone payments service to compete with a recent offering from rival Apple Inc.. Apple, Google, and eBay Inc's PayPal have all launched services to allow users to pay in stores via smartphones. He would not be drawn on speculation the company...

  • Eurozone's next nightmare?  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 1:40 PM ET

    Pablo Iglesias, leader of "Podemos" party spoke with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera about his hopes to lead Spain.

  • European markets close: ECB to vote on Greece  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the postponement of Greece's loan extension request and Germany's hard line on Greece.

  • Who is Pablo Iglesias?  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Europe is waiting for Greece to submit its loan extension request. Also, one 36-year old professor hopes to lead Spain.

  • European close: German confidence surges  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including investor confidence in Germany rising to a one-year high, and the approaching Friday deadline for Greece.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Greek financial markets slipped but kept their composure on Tuesday after debt talks with the euro zone broke down, on expectations that Athens and its European partners would eventually agree a compromise. Greek government bond yields rose as much as 80 basis points and stocks fell 1 percent-- limited moves by the standards of Greece's illiquid...

  • *Tsipras says in six months Greece will be "different country". ATHENS, Feb 15- Greece said on Sunday it was confident of reaching agreement in negotiations with its euro zone partners but reiterated it would not accept harsh austerity strings in any debt pact. A day before a euro zone finance ministers' meeting in Brussels to shore up Greece's dwindling finances...

  • *Tsipras says in six months Greece will be "different country". A day before a euro zone finance ministers' meeting in Brussels to shore up with Greece's dwindling finances and help keep it in the euro zone, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Germany's Stern magazine Athens needed time to implement its reform program and shake off the mismanagement of the past.

  • European markets close: Monday deal?  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on the rally across Europe