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  • What Now for Western Drugmakers in India? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:53 PM ET

    Stung by a landmark patent defeat, Western drugmakers will be wary about launching new products in India, but they cannot afford to quit a country with a market potential as large as India's.

  • Goldman's Big New Thing for Wall Street Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 6:21 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs is raising up to $600 million for a publicly-traded credit fund that will buy risky loans. What could go wrong?

  • Pope to Review Vatican's Scandal-Plagued Bank Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 12:43 PM ET
    Pope Francis I

    Pope Francis, who has said he wants the Catholic Church to be a model of austerity and honesty, could restructure or even close the Vatican's scandal-ridden bank, Vatican sources say.

  • Subaru and General Motors Recall Vehicles...Again Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Subaru and General Motors are recalling cars to check for corroded brake lines and problems with heated steering wheels, officials said.

  • An Israeli navy vessel enters the southern port of Ashdod.

    As reassurance to foreign firms investing in the development of NatGas reserves, the Israeli government has said it will invest in its navy.

  • Cyprus Will Happen Everywhere: Marc Faber Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    Events like those in Cyprus will happen in more countries all over the world, said Marc Faber, contrarian investor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report.

  • GM, Chrysler and Ford See Sales Jump in March Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:41 AM ET

    Major automakers posted strong monthly U.S. car sales last month, helped by growing confidence in the recovery and demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.

  • Factory Orders Gain 3%, Boosted by Aircraft Orders Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    New orders for U.S. factory goods rose sharply in February but a gauge of planned business spending slipped, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Caroline Kennedy May Be Next US Ambassador to Japan Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Caroline Kennedy

    President Barack Obama is leaning toward picking Caroline Kennedy to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, a source familiar with the process said on Monday.

  • North Korea Raises Stakes in Nuclear Standoff Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    North Korea said Tuesday it will escalate production of nuclear weapons material, including restarting a long-shuttered plutonium reactor, in what outsiders see as Pyongyang's latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.

  • Crisis Over? Demand for Foreign Workers to Jump Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    A popular U.S. visa program for skilled workers is likely to hit its quota within days after its application period opens, triggering a lottery and signaling that companies feel confident about the economy.

  • North Korean Leader Dials Down Hostile Rhetoric Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:37 AM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    North Korea's leader appeared to tamp down hostile rhetoric that had threatened impending war with the United States and South Korea in a key speech published on Tuesday.

  • Investors Shrug Off Singapore Property Curbs Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:28 AM ET
    Singapore, a scene of the street

    Despite multiple rounds of curbs by the Singapore government to cool the red-hot real estate sector, investors remain unfazed with some buyers purchasing multiple homes, believing that prices will still head higher.

  • RBA Keeps Rates Steady as Outlook Brightens Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:31 PM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept interest rates on hold on Tuesday, in line with market expectations, saying that global downside risks appear to have eased and previous rate cuts are stimulating the economy.

  • Exercise rider Jonny Garcia takes Triple Crown hopefull I'll Have Another over the track in preparation for the 144th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2012 in Elmont, New York.

    Mining mogul Nathan Tinkler is selling Australia's largest thoroughbred racing and stud empire as he struggles to pay off debts.

  • Air pollution is driving expatriates out of Beijing and making it harder for companies to recruit international talent. The FT reports.

  • Videogame Consoles You Haven't Heard of Yet Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:43 PM ET
    Ouya's Gaming System

    New console makers are taking on the titans of the videogame industry, betting that their cheaper, more mobile-like products will give them an edge over their bigger competitors.

  • Revving Up: Can Auto Stocks Find a Higher Gear? Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    Ford inventory is seen in the sales lot at Golf Mill Ford in Niles, Illinois, U.S.

    Detroit may be a mess, but analysts say its automakers are in the best shape in decades. And U.S. March auto sales due out Tuesday should be strong.

  • Apple CEO Says Sorry to Chinese Consumers Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
    Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to Chinese consumers on Monday for confusion over its warranty policy following more than two weeks of criticism in the Chinese media of its after-sales service.

  • Workers walk along the roof an oil storage tank at Lukoil's Usinskoye oil-field.

    Lukoil, Russia's second-largest crude oil producer, agreed to acquire small producer Samara-Nafta for $2.05 billion from Hess as part of a long-term strategy to stabilize falling oil output.

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