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  • Big Three Going "Green" With Envy Over Toyota? Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 1:05 PM ET

    Forget about L.A. being tinsel town, and style capital. At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show the automakers are trying to wrap themselves in the "Green Leaf" of fuel efficiency. Ford announced a new sustainability plan that will include developing direct injection gas engines, lighter cars, and more hybrids.

  • What Weak Dollar? More Americans Trek to Europe Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 3:28 PM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    Many Americans are opting for French foie gras instead of a traditional Turkey drumstick this Thanksgiving holiday, even if the dollar doesn't go as far in Europe these days.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Jumps, Raises Odds for ECB Rate Hike Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 7:30 AM ET

    A surge in euro zone inflation in October beat all expectations, data showed, raising the odds for a rise in European Central Bank interest rates despite weakening sentiment and sending the euro up against the dollar.

  • Erste Bank's Profit Surges on Czech, Romanian Business Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 5:19 AM ET

    Austria's Erste Bank, central Europe's second-biggest lender, posted a 34 percent rise in third-quarter net profit as its Czech unit recovered and its Romanian bank beat estimates.

  • Big 3 Automakers: Road To Success May Be Overseas Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    The latest reports in Automotive News about strong sales in Eastern Europe helping Ford and Toyota meet sales goals, confirms something I've been hearing for some time from Big 3 execs. Don't focus so much on the U.S. and lose sight of the real battle over global sales.

  • International Investing: Turkey Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    Turkey has a volatile economy whose growth rate has exceeded 6 percent in many years (and reached 9 percent in 2004), but suffered sharp reversals in 1994, 1999, and 2001.

  • Euro Stocks Ready to Pause After Rally Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 2:24 AM ET

    European stocks were seen edging lower on Monday, after rallying for nearly three weeks, but losses could be limited as buoyant crude oil prices are expected to lend support to energy shares.

  • Euro-Zone Industrial Output Rose in August Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 8:49 AM ET

    Euro-zone industrial production rose much more than expected in August, the European Union's statistics office said, raising hopes of continued strong growth despite a rising euro and the global credit crunch.

  • Euro-Zone Growth Resists Turmoil: ECB Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    Financial market turbulence has so far failed to dent the euro zone economy and inflation dangers remain, European Central Bank policymakers said on Friday.

  • Look Who's Worried About the Dollar Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 1:07 PM ET

    Citizen Bill Clinton just came back from Europe and he says, "It was expensive over there."I asked the former president if he were he still in the White House, would he be concerned about the weakening dollar, and he said he certainly would. "At this level, it's alright, but if it keeps falling it could become precarious," he said.

  • Euro Zone First-Quarter Growth Better than Expected Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 6:40 AM ET

    Euro zone growth turned out better than expected in the first quarter, making the second-quarter slowdown more pronounced, revised data showed on Thursday.

  • Jack Welch, Former CEO & Chairman, GE Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 12:31 PM ET

    Discussing leadership, motivation and career success with Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO.

  • Hyundai Thinking Of You: But Will You Think Of Them? Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 10:12 AM ET

    Quick, when I mention Hyundai, what do you think? If it's along the lines of "well made cars for the middle and entry level markets" you are not alone. In fact, this reputation for solid but inexpensive cars has the Korean automaker at a crossroads.

  • Euro Stocks Likely to Drift Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 2:39 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening little changed on Friday after a four-day winning run, as markets look to the U.S. nonfarm payrolls data to cement expectations for a further cut in interest rates.

  • Telekom Austria Buys 70% Stake in MDC Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 6:42 AM ET

    The Austria Telekom group said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire a 70% majority stake in Belarusian Mobile Digital Communication, or MDC, for 730 million euros ($1.03 billion).

  • European Stocks Expected to Drop Ahead of Retail Data Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 2:32 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening slightly lower on Wednesday after two days of gains prompted by big banks disclosing the extent of the impact of a credit crunch on their results.

  • Earnings, U.S. Economy Dominate Markets Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Good morning. As we begin the fourth quarter--traditionally the strongest--there are two topics on trading desks: 1) earnings season, and 2) to what extent the U.S. slowdown will spread to the global economy.

  • Record Coal Prices Hammer Power Generators Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 9:40 AM ET
    Coal Plant

    Record high coal prices and tight supply are piling the pressure on electricity generators already hit by soaring oil markets and high gas prices, industry players say.

  • Investment bank Goldman Sachs has slashed its forecasts for economic growth in the United States, Japan and Europe, joining numerous forecasters who are abruptly changing view since the start of a global credit crunch.

  • Kazakhstan Says Higher Oil Stake Not Key Goal Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 7:47 AM ET

    Kazakhstan said on Thursday that securing a bigger stake in the huge Kashagan oilfield was not its main goal in a row with the project's Italian-led consortium of Western oil majors.