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  • PARIS, Sept 8- A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series of meetings on Tuesday to debate the balance between privacy and the free flow of information after a May court ruling reinforced Europeans' "right to be forgotten".

  • For Europe's vast unemployed, hopes remain dim Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— For the struggling Spanish shopkeeper or the Portuguese restaurant owner, the European Central Bank's latest economic stimulus plans won't likely provide much relief anytime soon. Confronting a stalled economy and painful unemployment across Europe, the ECB is doing what it can.

  • European markets close: Investors cautious     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports Italy, Spain and Germany are among this week's biggest gainers in Europe.

  • ECB’s stimulus surprise: Reactions around Europe Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 9:35 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB).

    The ECB’s triple-interest rate cut and bond-buying announcement surprised investors on Thursday – and were still sparking debate a day on.

  • CNBC's Seema Mody reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors focus on the U.S. dollar - euro trade, and peace talks between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Spanish labor market recovering: Manpower     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Stefano Scabbio, CEO of Mapower Italia and Iberia, says that in contrast to Italy, the Spanish labor market is seeing green shoots of recovery because it has implemented reforms.

  • European markets close: ECB measures     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports European markets closed higher across the board on Mario Draghi's move to cut interest rates, and purchase asset backed securities and covered bonds.

  • *Jackson Hole speech increases QE expectations. LONDON, Sept 4- Euro zone bond yields dipped on Thursday as the European Central Bank was expected to reinforce its message that it was ready to use all its tools, including bond-buying, to support the economy and lift inflation.

  • CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including worries in Ukraine and falling Euro-zone PMI.

  • European markets close: ECB expectations     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decline for the euro ahead of Thursday's ECB meeting.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT / 11:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile. Dollar General Corp raises its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warns it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer is rejected.

  • BARCELONA, Sept 2- Though speculation is rife of a new Pfizer bid, AstraZeneca's chief executive is not holed up with advisers in London or New York. Strict British takeover rules limit what Soriot and other players can say about Pfizer's abortive attempt to buy AstraZeneca and the possibility of a resumption of talks.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 16 Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    LONDON- UK Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander delivers speech setting out' his vision for Scotland to remain as an integral and full member of the United Kingdom' at Chatham House. MADRID- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • *Novartis's LCZ696 and PCSK9 drugs could treat millions. Hopes have spiked for a heart failure drug from Novartis and an innovative class of injectable anti-cholesterol agents known as PCSK9 inhibitors after the release of data at the ESC's annual meeting indicated that they can save more lives than standard therapies.

  • SANTANDER, Spain, Sept 1- Telefonica plans to exit Telecom Italia once the Spanish group has finalised the purchase of Vivendi's Brazilian broadband unit GVT, its chairman said on Monday, ending a long-standing shareholding.

  • *Novartis sees margins on LCZ696 better than for Diovan. BARCELONA, Sept 1- Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results for a medicine doctors expect to transform treatment of the deadly disease.

  • *Sanofi, Regeneron vying with drugs from Amgen and Pfizer. BARCELONA, Aug 31- An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals roughly halved the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, researchers reported on Sunday.

  • Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    BARCELONA, Aug 31- Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 10 Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON/ MILAN, Aug 29- Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn from hunter to hunted in a fast-consolidating telecoms industry.