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  • Richest 1% may own half of global wealth by 2016 Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    The wealth of the world's richest 1 percent could overtake that of the other 99 percent, Oxfam said ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Banks, Congress blast Obama's plan to tax Wall St Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 2:46 AM ET

    The banking industry and Republicans have criticized a White House proposal to increase taxes on Wall Street and the wealthy. The FT reports.

  • Euro edges up as investors eye crucial ECB meeting Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 2:51 PM ET

    The European Central Bank could take its boldest steps yet to revive the euro zone's moribund economy.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 19- Gold held close to a four-month high on Monday as uncertainty in global markets pushed investors towards the safe-haven metal, with the focus this week on the European Central Bank's policy meeting. *Spot gold was firm at $1,278.21 an ounce by 0046 GMT, near a four-month high of $1,281.50 reached on Friday. *Dealers assumed that the Swiss National...

  • Plaxo co-founder charged with murder Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    The co-founder of social networking startup Plaxo has been charged with first degree murder for killing his ex-wife's current husband.

  • Jan 15- RadioShack Corp, expected to file for bankruptcy next month, is in talks to sell leases on some of its stores to telecoms operator Sprint Corp, Bloomberg said, citing a person with direct knowledge of the matter. RadioShack was not immediately available for comment. Fort Worth, Texas- based RadioShack, which has done little to transform itself into a...

  • Why 'QE-lite' from the ECB could disappoint Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 3:18 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

    The EU top court's adviser has smoothed the way for QE, but opposition from Germany, politicians and public may yet shackle the ECB.

  • Oil slips $1 on China economy worries, Iraq output Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    Brent crude oil prices fell below $49 a barrel and U.S. crude also fell more than $1 on Monday

  • Europe closes largely higher; ECB meeting eyed Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    European equities closed largely higher on Monday, as investors look ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.

  • Why commodity exporters may get a tailwind Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 5:54 PM ET
    A worker walks among coils of galvanized steel at the ArcelorMittal Eko Stahl steelworks in Germany

    Conventional wisdom suggests commodity exporters will take price declines on the chin, but Morgan Stanley expects they'll benefit most.

  • 174 biz groups to West Coast ports: Fix it, now! Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
    The Port of Los Angeles

    Groups representing agriculture, manufacturing, and retailers told the dockworkers' union and port terminal operators to get a contract done.

  • Is the China share selloff a teapot tempest? Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    China’s margin lending crackdown has spurred a knee-jerk selloff, but analysts aren’t convinced it’s anything more than a hiccup in the bull market.

  • Chinese developers keep chin up even as prices cool Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 10:35 PM ET

    Despite falling prices and mounting inventories, Chinese developers are upbeat on business prospects for the coming months, according to a new survey.

  • Spend $10,000 a night to stay on this new ship Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Seven Seas Explorer

    Regent Seven Seas cruise line unveiled what it boasts will be "the most luxurious ship" ever, and the price of a stay won't be cheap.

  • How to escape the black hole of student debt Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    College graduate sad debt

    Six-figure loan debt is becoming a way of life for many recent graduates, and even some old ones. Here's how to keep it from swallowing you whole.

  • Facebook hiring spree hints at virtual reality plans Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    In June, Oculus showcased its VR Rift Development Kit 2 headset at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at Facebook that is set to swell its ranks as much as 14 percent.

  • Ten-hut! Welcome to boot camp for porn stars Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Lisa Ann

    Count Lisa Ann among the small but growing number of porn stars-turned-entrepreneurs.

  • The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia? Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Saudi Arabia has been constructing a 600-mile barrier on its border with Iraq since September, with the aim of keeping out ISIS militants.

  • Here's what the Swiss move just exposed Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Bad marriage

    The Swiss move to unpeg the franc proves the euro is like a bad, bad marriage, says Jake Novak. Here's what should happen next.

  • US, allies strafe ISIS with 29 airstrikes Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    The U.S. and its allies conducted 29 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in a 24-hour period, the joint task force said.