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  • Futures Skid, Rattled by Euro Zone Concerns Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 9:06 AM ET

    Futures dropped sharply Tuesday, extending the previous session's losses, as renewed concerns over the euro zone flared up after Greece’s prime minister said he would put the nation's bailout to a referendum, raising the risk of a disorderly default.

  • Cyber Crime Huge Threat to Business: Expert Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 6:52 AM ET

    Industrial espionage now takes place on a huge scale and is a serious problem affecting businesses including investment banks as they lose competitive advantage to fraudsters, Lord John Reid told CNBC.

  • Abramovich Admits 'Not Very Ethical' Standards Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 3:22 AM ET

    Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, conceded he used business practices that were common but “not very ethical” during the early 1990s in Russia as his business progressed from the manufacture of plastic toy ducks into what would become an oil and metals empire.

  • Stocks End Near Lows, but Log Strong October Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks closed out the final trading day of October with a thud, finishing near session lows amid renewed concerns over the European debt crisis, but logged some record gains for the month.

  • Futures Fall as Dollar Gains on Yen Intervention Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures declined Monday as the U.S. dollar shot up to a three-month high against the yen after the Japanese government intervened in the market to curb its currency's appreciation.

  • Homeserve Halts Telesales Amid Selling Probe Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    Car Insurance Policy

    Emergency repair and insurance group HomeServe has suspended all telephone sales after it launched a review into whether some of its staff could have been mis-selling products.

  • Stocks Close Wild Week With Quiet Gains Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    The stock market held around breakeven levels as banks erased earlier losses and warnings of an extremely overbought market tempered enthusiasm over a European bailout deal.

  • Futures Hold Lower After Spending News Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street Friday as investors remained skeptical over the euro zone debt deal reached on Wednesday and its ability to contain the crisis that has swept across the region.

  • Stocks End Up 3% on EU Deal, Dow Above 12,000 Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks slipped from their best levels Thursday, but still closed sharply higher, boosted by an agreement reached by EU leaders on a plan to resolve the region's sovereign debt crisis and after a handful of encouraging economic and earnings reports.

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  • Futures Surge on EU Deal, Economic News Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 8:53 AM ET

    Futures jumped sharply Thursday after euro zone leaders agreed on an outline of a plan to solve the euro zone debt crisis and a handful of encouraging economic and earnings reports.

  • Stocks End Higher Amid EU Debt Talk Hopes Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded in volatile trading Wednesday to close near session highs as investors were encouraged over several reports that pointed to a progress in the European debt talks.

  • Futures Rally After Germany Approves EFSF Leverage Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:22 AM ET

    Futures added to their gains Wednesday after demand for durable goods rose and following a handful of better-than-expected earnings. Investors also grew hopeful that EU leaders could strike an agreement on a lasting plan to tackle the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower on EU Worries Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks plunged sharply Tuesday to close at session lows amid jitters over the euro zone's ability to find a solution to the ongoing debt crisis.

  • Futures Lower Amid Renewed EU Concerns Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 9:04 AM ET

    Futures edged lower Tuesday after investors became nervous following comments from Germany's Angela Merkel ahead of Wednesday's EU summit and following a slew of mixed earnings reports.

  • EA Takes to the 'Battlefield' Against Activision Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 12:28 AM ET
    Computer gamers queue to try out "Battlefield 3"

    There has never been a lot of love lost between Activision and Electronic Arts. The two video game publishers fight over just about everything.

  • Dow Logs 4th Weekly Gain, Positive for 2011 Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 7:19 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session highs Friday following news that a group of euro zone finance ministers have approved the next round of aid for Greece and amid optimism over the euro zone ahead of the EU summit on Sunday.

  • Futures Add to Gains Amid Strong Earnings Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Futures continued to rally Friday on the heels of a handful of robust earnings reports and amid some euro zone optimism ahead of the upcoming EU summit on Sunday.

  • Stocks End Mixed Ahead of EU Debt Plan Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed Thursday after fluctuating wildly for most of the session as traders sifted through a slew of headlines from the euro zone ahead of a key EU summit this weekend.

  • Futures Erase Gains Amid Euro Zone Worries Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Futures pared their gains Thursday as investors nervously waited for further developments in the euro zone to address the debt crisis and following a handful of mixed earnings news.

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