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  • Orb Charges From Behind to Win the Kentucky Derby Saturday, 4 May 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Joel Rosario atop Orb celebrates after winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 139-year-old classic.

  • Bangladesh Urges No Harsh EU Measures Over Deaths Saturday, 4 May 2013 | 3:44 PM ET
    Rescuers at the scene after the Bangladesh building collapse in April.

    Bangladesh urged the European Union not to take tough measures against its textile industry after a factory collapse that killed 550 people.

  • Ready for Market Pullback? You Might Have Missed It Saturday, 4 May 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    If you blinked anytime over the past month or so, you may have missed the marketcorrection that virtually everyone on Wall Street had anticipated.

  • Goldman's Jim O'Neill Makes His Last Market Call Saturday, 4 May 2013 | 4:53 AM ET
    Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

    Jim O'Neill ended his 18-year career at Goldman Sachs by making one last forecast.

  • Stocks Soar on Jobs Data, but Economic Dangers Lurk Friday, 3 May 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    A better-than-expected jobs report sent stocks soaring into record territory, relieving worst fears about the economy but still signaling that job growth has slowed.

  • Back in Business: Jobs Picture Brightens in April Friday, 3 May 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    Job creation accelerated in April, with the U.S. economy adding 165,000 new positions and the unemployment rate edging lower amid worries over a spring slowdown.

  • UK Election Loss May Force Austerity Rethink Friday, 3 May 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    George Osborne

    The ruling Conservative party in the U.K. took a blow on Friday after the anti-European Union U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) made major gains at local elections.

  • Europe Growth Data Have Been Way Off Mark Friday, 3 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    The EU's growth forecasts are proving to be so off the mark, that the real question is whether anyone should even pay attention to them.

  • Fund Investors Are Fleeing US for Emerging Markets Friday, 3 May 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Shanghai, China

    A slow-growing developed world and worries about future U.S. bond rate action have positioned emerging markets as a go-to asset class for fund investors.

  • How Low Can You Go? Bar Is Set Low for Jobs Report Friday, 3 May 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    The bar was already low, with expectations that the jobs report will show 145,000 jobs added in April, but whisper numbers in the market suggest it may be even lower.

  • Forecasts Reveal Bleak Picture for Euro Zone Friday, 3 May 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    The euro zone economy will shrink by 0.4 percent this year and grow 1.2 percent next year, the European Commission said on Friday, but the recovery is expected to be too slow to reduce joblessness.

  • Former Lagarde Aide Accused of Moving Rail Route Friday, 3 May 2013 | 5:28 AM ET

    A former aide to Christine Lagarde has come under suspicion of attempting to influence a decision on the trajectory of the high-speed train line to prevent it from cutting through his mother's garden.

  • ECB's Nowotny: Talk of Negative Rates Overblown Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:34 AM ET

    The euro jumped against the dollar after ECB Governing Council Member Ewald Nowotny told CNBC on Friday that the markets over-interpreted Mario Draghi's comments on negative deposit rates.

  • RBS Chairman Says Share Sale Could Start Next Year Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    U.K.-government owned Royal Bank of Scotland said it wanted to start writing the sale prospectus for investors in mid-2014 or earlier.

  • ECB's Liikanen: We're Ready and Able to Act Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:12 AM ET
    Erkki Liikanen, governor of the Bank of Finland

    European Central Bank board member Erkki Liikanen told CNBC on Friday that he agreed with the bank's decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points and said there was no split on the governing council regarding the decision.

  • Slovenia Buys Time With $3.5 Billion Bond Issue Friday, 3 May 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    Slovenia

    Slovenia borrowed $3.5 billion on international markets on Thursday to shore up its ailing banks and stave off a bailout, bouncing back to finish an issue it had aborted two days earlier after Moody's cut its credit rating to junk.

  • Three senior executives at Royal Dutch Shell have been identified by shareholders and analysts as potential successors to Peter Voser, who announced he would be stepping down as chief executive, the FT reports.

  • BNP Paribas CEO 'Satisfied' After 45% Profit Drop Friday, 3 May 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    France's largest bank, BNP Paribas reported a 45 percent fall in first-quarter net income on Friday and CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé told CNBC he is satisfied with the result.

  • Unhappy With Your Life? You Might Be French Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:06 AM ET

    French people consistently rank among Europe's most dissatisfied in surveys, despite having a higher quality of life. Researchers are trying to figure out why. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Copper’s Bounce: It All Hinges on China Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 9:27 PM ET

    Analysts warn that the recovery in copper prices - which bounced back after suffering their biggest one-day loss in over a year on Wednesday - could struggle to sustain gains if China continues to show slowing economic momentum.

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