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  • World Health Org seeks 50% hike in tobacco taxes Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    The World Health Organization called Tuesday for a hike in tobacco taxes to encourage smokers to quit and nonsmokers from starting.

  • This will decide whether there's a June swoon Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With the S&P 500 perched at highs, observers look to week ahead to see if growth is keeping up with the market's expectations.

  • How AstraZeneca escaped Pfizer clutches...this time Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Could things have turned out differently? Yes, according to one source in the AstraZeneca camp who pointed to a flaw in Pfizer's strategy.

  • Whatever happened to the great rotation? Monday, 26 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The long-predicted "great rotation" out of bonds has fizzled, with funds headed back into fixed income, frustrating forecasts for higher yields.

  • Bank of America resubmits capital plan to Fed Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Bank of America is resubmitting its capital plan to the Federal Reserve, a month after it discovered errors in its initial report and was forced to suspend a bigger dividend payout and a stock buyback.

  • Pilgrim's Pride offers to buy Hillshire Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    Packages of Sara Lee Corp. Hillshire Farm deli meat are displayed for sale in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    Pilgrim's Pride is offering to acquire meat producer Hillshire Brands in a deal worth about $5.52 billion.

  • Top 10 highest paid CEOs Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm.

  • Change coming in financial services because of this Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Technology will have a major impact on advisor firms as they look to leverage solutions to provide better experiences for clients.

  • Signs of life in the home-equity loan market Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    Home equity loans, which helped fuel Americans' pre-recession spending binges, are climbing out of a prolonged slump as house prices rise.

  • These home improvements put green in your pocket Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Workers install Solar Service Inc. photovoltaic (PV) solar electric panels on the roof of a home in Park Ridge, Illinois.

    Tax incentives abound for homeowners on everything from electric cars to geothermal heat pumps.

  • What Russia-China relations mean for the dollar Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 9:24 AM ET
    Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and CNPC General manager Zhou Jiping shake hands as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping look on, Shanghai, May 21, 2014.

    While the U.S. can't claim that it might be losing a friend with Russia's pivot east, it might be a different story for the dollar.

  • Ukraine optimism amid fierce Donetsk fighting Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    The difficult future that lies ahead for Ukraine was laid bare Tuesday after relatively smooth presidential elections that took place over the weekend.

  • The general making waves in Libya: Who is he? Monday, 26 May 2014 | 4:53 PM ET
    A Libyan carries a portrait of retired general Khalifa Haftar during a rally in support of the rogue former general whose forces have launched a 'dignity' campaign to crush jihadist militias on May 23, 2014 in Benghazi, eastern Libya.

    General Khalifa Haftar, once scorned in the North African country, is now the man to watch, after starting a massive military offensive on May 16.

  • Euronext IPO seen valued at more than $2 billion Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    The Euronext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    IntercontinentalExchange is pressing ahead with a listing of European exchange Euronext, which could achieve a valuation of at least $2.1 billion.

  • Pfizer decides to drop AstraZeneca deal Monday, 26 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant releases statement confirming that it would not be making a further multibillion-dollar offer for its U.K. rival.

  • 4 reasons to consider a private college Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 5:59 AM ET
    Students at the Stanford University campus

    Private universities can offer distinct advantages for students who are looking for attributes that often stand out in a smaller college environment.

  • Richest self-made billionaires in Asia Monday, 26 May 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    The wealth of Asia's 10 richest businessmen jumped 52 percent in the past year to $169.9 billion, according to Wealth-X. Here's the full list of the wealthiest self-made billionaires in the region.

  • How to make the most out of military benefits Monday, 26 May 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC

    While many service members and their families know the GI Bill will help pay for college, other benefits may not be on their radar.

  • Top priority is peace, says Ukraine’s Poroshenko Monday, 26 May 2014 | 1:17 AM ET
    Petro Poroshenko.

    Petro Poroshenko, the confectionery magnate that has declared victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, says his priority is to restore peace.

  • 10 game changers in cloud computing Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    While many companies have played significant roles in the development of cloud computing these ten companies that really got the ball rolling.