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  • Brazil's World Cup breakdown     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    Marcelo of Brazil reacts after allowing a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    Brazil's loss to Germany in the World Cup is reigniting anger among Brazilians toward their President Dilma Rousseff. Geoff Dennis, UBS, discusses the ripple effects.

  • BRICS to launch New Development Bank next week - Russia Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:47 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 9- Leaders of the BRICS nations will launch their long-awaited development bank at a summit next week and decide whether the headquarters should be in Shanghai or New Delhi, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday.

  • Brazil's shocking defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi-final incited a frenzy on Twitter. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

  • *BP, Anadarko, IBV are partners in areas hit by writedown. Maersk bought the assets from South Korea's SK Energy Co Ltd for $2.4 billion in 2011. On Tuesday, Brazil's HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA said it bought Maersk's 40 percent Polvo stake for an undisclosed sum.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8- Brazil's most promising offshore oil province, the Santos Basin, has 400 times the number of oil leaks as its older and more prolific neighbor, the Campos Basin, a Brazilian university study says, raising concern about the environmental sustainability of the country's new oil wealth.

  • *BP, Anadarko, IBV are partners in areas hit by writedown. Maersk bought the assets from South Korea's SK Energy Co Ltd for $2.4 billion in 2011. On Tuesday, Brazil's HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA said it bought Maersk's 40 percent Polvo stake for an undisclosed sum.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8- The world's largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal expects Brazil's industrial production to improve in the second half of the year as the country gets back to work after the World Cup, giving a welcome boost to Brazil's flat steel producers.

  • Roberto Jaguaribe, ambassador of Brazil to the U.K., says the German soccer squad is intelligent and organized but has no flair.

  • Roberto Jaguaribe, ambassador of Brazil to the U.K., says economically, the World Cup was a success for Brazil, giving the country much-needed infrastructure.

  • Robbers loot Samsung plant in Brazil Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    SAO PAULO— Thieves raided a Samsung electronics factory in Brazil during the night shift early Monday, subdued workers and guards, and made off with at least $6 million worth of cellphones and computers.

  • US moves toward opening skies for commercial drones Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 9:23 AM ET
    Flying utility drone spraying pesticide over a cornfield

    The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes.

  • SEATTLE/ NEW YORK, July 6- The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes, a step toward allowing remote-control planes and helicopters to be deployed for everything from TV news coverage to monitoring crops.

  • How the World Cup proved the power of Twitter     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:44 PM ET

    Shailesh Rao, Vice President, APAC, Americas & Emerging Markets at Twitter, describes the role of the social networking and microblogging service in international events like the World Cup.

  • World Cup overpass project collapses in Brazil Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:57 PM ET
    File Photo - Fans of the Brazilian football team buy food on the street from a mobile catering van after watching Brazil play Cameroon on June 23, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    An overpass in Brazil that was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan has collapsed onto vehicles below.

  • Cybercrime ring uncovered in Brazil Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    SAO PAULO— A massive cybercrime ring in Brazil may have stolen billions of dollars from a widely used online payment system, a technology security company said. The Federation of Brazilian Banks that represents Brazil's banking industry said the country's banks lost 1.4 billion reals to electronic fraud in 2012..

  • World Cup drunkenness shocks FIFA official Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    A Belgium's fan drinks beer as he waits for the start of the Group H football match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014.

    A FIFA official said he's "amazed" by drunkenness in World Cup stadiums, reviving a debate over whether alcohol should be sold at matches.

  • EMC Corp's RSA Security said cyber criminals have been using software known as "Eupuds" to steal funds from customers of Brazil's widely used Boleto Bancário payment system, redirecting them to fraudulent accounts.

  • US soccer team loses but gains a hero Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 5:32 AM ET

    The U.S. men's soccer team bowed out of the World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday evening but received generous praise from many in the game.

  • Germany vs France: A World Cup drinking game Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    From left: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany and Paul Pogba of France

    Since most of us are off Friday, let's make the match more fun. Here's a proposed France vs. Germany ESPN drinking game.

  • Google is cutting its forgotten social network Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Orkut, Google's first social networking site, will fold on September 30 after ten years of existence. NBC News reports.