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  • The 'Chinese dream' is…the US? Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    Despite a nationalistic reputation, more than a third of Chinese pick the U.S. as their ideal country - for now, a WPP survey found.

  • Blackstone agrees to buy 20% stake in Versace Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 4:53 AM ET

    U.S. private equity firm Blackstone has signed an agreement to take a 20 percent stake in Italian fashion house Versace, in a deal worth 210 million euros ($287 million), a person close to the matter said on Thursday.

  • Arizona governor vetoes religious freedom bill Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would let businesses refuse service to gay and lesbians on the basis of religious freedom.

  • South Africa's Zuma blames rand pain on US dollar Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 9:19 PM ET
    CNBC Africa's Bronwyn Nielsen speaks to South Africa President Jacob Zuma.

    South Africa's currency has taken a beating in recent times, but the country's President told CNBC volatility was all down to the U.S. dollar.

  • Armed men seize government HQ in Ukraine's Crimea Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 3:13 AM ET
    Anti-government protesters gather at Kiev's Independence Square.

    Armed men have seized the regional government building and the parliament building in Ukraine's Crimea.

  • Tesla sets huge note offering, factory plans Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:09 PM ET
    A Model S is parked in front of a new Tesla Supercharger outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.

    Tesla said Wednesday it is offering $1.6 billion in convertible senior notes in an underwritten registered public offering.

  • Brazil slows interest rate hikes to shield economy Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:24 PM ET
    One real coins are produced at the Casa da Moeda, Brazil's national mint, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Brazil slowed the pace of monetary tightening, signaling it may be near the end of a rate-hiking cycle that threatened a recession.

  • Car buyers commit to longer auto loans Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    Car buyers in America are growing more comfortable with the idea of having a monthly auto loan payment for six years.

  • More jump into the fray on Arizona bill debate Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

    The Arizona governor has until Saturday to act on a bill that would let businesses refuse service to gays and lesbians.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Keep cash in portfolio     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    When the market is flying high, Mad Money host Jim Cramer says go to cash and prepare to buy the next selloff.

  • Boeing develops self-destruct phone Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    Boeing headquarters in Chicago.

    Boeing is developing a device that deletes all its call and message data if any unauthorized attempt is made to crack it open. The FT reports.

  • Puerto Rico bonds do the unexpected: Rally Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Signs of economic depression are visible in the Condado neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

    The $3.7 trillion US municipal bond market has been stunned by what would have been unthinkable a few months ago: Puerto Rico debt is rallying.

  • US report finds no Keystone XL conflict of interest Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    Activists stage a sit-in and protest against the Keystone XL pipeline outside the State Department in August.

    The State Department's inspector general said the department had acted properly in choosing a contractor to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

  • Surprise! These are the richest US neighborhoods Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    Home in Bethesda, Maryland.

    A new ranking of the 100 richest neighborhoods in America finds a surprising concentration of wealth in one area, and it's not where you'd guess.

  • Housing 'nirvana' around the corner: Star analyst Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Workers frame new homes at the Toll Brothers Inc. Baker Ranch community development in Lake Forest, California, Feb. 11, 2014.

    Ivy Zelman, who called the housing boom and bust, blames the new slump on lack of supply but she remains bullish on the nation's home builders.

  • An NSA-proof phone? Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    Josh Lipton talks with former hacking trainer about the Blackphone, a highly encrypted phone made to protect your privacy.

  • Buying alpha: The easiest way to stock gains Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Talk about following the money. Investors looking to beat the S&P 500 need only track companies that are spending the most money lobbying Washington.

  • IBM wants its Jeopardy-winning computer on phones Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    Watson researchers work inside IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, in Yorktown Heights, New York, Feb. 11, 2014.

    Big Blue is holding a competition for software developers to build smartphone apps using the artificial intelligence platform.

  • Dabs—marijuana's explosive secret Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Nicholas Broms, who was involved in a drug-related explosion last November. Broms was one of the growing number of casualties from manufacturing hash oil, a potent marijuana byproduct made with butane.

    From exploding kitchens to super-intense highs, making and smoking marijuana concentrate—aka “dabs”—is getting more attention in the move toward legalization.

  • Delta: No more miles! Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Ground crew personnel service Delta planes at the Salt Lake City international Airport on November 27, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Delta said it will become the latest carrier to change its frequent-flier program to a system based on ticket price rather than miles.

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