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  • Twitter Ups Security to Prevent Further Hacking Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 6:48 AM ET

    Following a spate of high-profile security breaches, Twitter has introduced a two-step login and cleared the way for tougher security measures in the future.

  • Recessions Hurt, but 'Austerity Kills': Author Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    An international study on recessions and governments' responses to them has found that cuts to healthcare systems prompted by fiscal austerity are making matters far worse - for both governments and society.

  • Japan's Monetary Policy a 'Big Experiment' Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    Japan is in the middle of a "big monetary experiment," from which market volatility should be expected, Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC.

  • Euro Zone Slump Eases but New Orders Dry Up Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    The downturn across euro zone businesses eased slightly this month, although a dearth of new orders means the bloc's economy is likely to contract again in the second quarter, business surveys showed on Thursday.

  • Lagarde Faces Questioning Over Misuse of Public Funds Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.

  • Grexit No Longer Likely, Says Man Who Coined Phrase Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    The economist who coined the term "Grexit" says the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone has receded "markedly", reversing predictions he made in July when he saw a 90 percent chance of an exit within the next 12-18 months.

  • ECB Can Expand Its Tools to Fight Crisis: Official Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:26 AM ET
    Austrian architect Wolf Prix of CooP Himmelblau gestures during a media tour of the the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters on September 20, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany.

    The ECB recently set up a task force with the European Investment Bank to assess ways to unblock lending to small- and medium-sized businesses, including promoting a market for ABS based on loans for smaller firms.

  • Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, comments on full-year earnings and says that most markets are growing except the U.S. core market which remains under pressure.

  • 'Tectonic Plate Shift' for Markets on Fed Fears Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:41 AM ET

    Japanese stocks plunged 9 percent off intraday highs on Thursday as weak Chinese data added to growing fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve may withdraw its bond buying sooner than expected.

  • Why Rich Western Investors Are Returning Home Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.

  • Man Knifed to Death in Suspected London Terror Attack Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
  • Need to Ship Your Yacht? There's a Boat for That Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:04 PM ET

    A growing number of companies are offering "yacht shipping" services, where yachts are loaded and carried on giant cargo ships to distant locations.

  • Fed Mulls Tapering as Soon as June: Minutes Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    'A number of participants' on the FOMC this month favored slowing the Fed's efforts to maintain record-low long-term interest rates as early as summer.

  • EU Gets 3/10 for Handling of Euro Zone Crisis:Schulz Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    European parliament president Martin Schulz gave European Union officials a measly three out of ten for their handling of the euro zone crisis.

  • Cyprus 'Risks Worse Recession Than Expected' Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:56 AM ET
    A shop displays a closing down sign in Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Cyprus faces substantial risks to its economic outlook and its recession could be deeper than forecast, the country's central bank governor said in a prepared speech on Wednesday.

  • Sex or Smartphone? Women Prefer the Gadgets Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    More women in the U.S. would rather give up sex than their mobile device for a week, according to a recent survey.

  • Why Millionaire Investors Are Holding On to Cash Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Survey after survey shows that the wealthy are back to pre-crisis boom years when it comes to their outlook for their own finances, their investments and their retirements. But many of them are still sitting on lots of cash.

  • Riots in Sweden: Nordic Welfare Myth? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    News that the Swedish capital of Stockholm has been hit by three nights of rioting similar to the public disorder seen in Paris and London in recent years has come as a surprise.

  • Bernanke: Too Soon to Taper Bond Buys Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    Fed Chair Ben Bernanke told Congress the U.S. job market remains weak, and it is too soon to end its stimulus. Stocks spiked on his comments.

  • Millions of Italians Stuck in Poverty: Report Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    Millions of Italians are too poor to heat their homes, eat adequately or go on holiday, Italy reported on Wednesday.

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