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  • Indian rupee plunges to another lifetime low Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:14 AM ET
    Indian artists call for help to save the sliding rupee.

    The Indian rupee fell more than 3.5 percent to hit a fresh record low of 68.75 to the dollar on Wednesday.

  • Apple takes hedge fund top spot: Citi Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    The Apple Flagship Store in New York City.

    Apple stocks were U.S. hedge funds' top holding during the second quarter this year, beating travel website Priceline and iPhone manufacturer Qualcomm to the winning spot.

  • Frontier markets: Top opportunity or too risky? Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    As money flows out of emerging markets, frontier markets have enjoyed something of a renaissance - but there can be "huge problems" for intrepid investors, analysts warned.

  • BoE's Carney set to hit back against skeptical markets Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 1:47 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference

    Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney will make his first public speech on Wednesday and analysts expect him to try and persuade businesses that interest rates will remain low for the foreseeable future.

  • Visitors inspect a so-called 'sex box' during a doors open day at a sex drive-in recently unveiled by the city of Zurich.

    Switzerland's first ever drive-in "sex boxes" were opened in the city of Zurich on Monday in an attempt to force illegal prostitution out of the inner city.

  • Insider says Summers may be named Fed chief soon Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 5:46 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    A source from Team Obama said Larry Summers will likely be named Fed chairman in a few weeks though he is "still being vetted" so it might take a little longer.

  • Online bookmakers are scrambling to move into Europe and Australia to offset potential losses from an upcoming U.K. gambling tax, according to analysts.

  • Consider this before you mix that premium liquor Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Sales of premium liquor are booming—in large part due to new offerings. But not every “premium” is worth the cost. Read this story before you hit the liquor store again.

  • 'Abysmal' Dutch economy threatens euro zone Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:47 AM ET
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    A housing crash, rising unemployment and weak growth leaves the AAA-rated Netherlands teetering on the brink of a credit downgrade. But analysts said more is at risk than the country's perfect credit rating.

  • Foreign moviegoers are superheroes to Hollywood Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine

    Foreign returns on superhero movies are now underwriting the future of those lucrative franchises.

  • Enjoy vacation now—you're going to hate September! Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    September is often a scary month for investors. This year, the nightmares could become real.

  • Two weeks until 3% US Treasury yields? Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Traders at the CME Group's Chicago Board of Trade

    The dust has settled after a tumultuous week for bond investors, in which the yield on 10-year benchmark Treasurys spiked above 2.93 percent, a high not seen since July 2011.

  • Who will run Microsoft next? Not who you think Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 1:50 PM ET
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Steve Ballmer is out, but who is going to take his place? Chances are, it's not who you think it will be.

  • Why tapering talk may be a ‘temporary sideshow’ Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    A toxic combination of depressed employment participation rates, weak real growth and the onset of Obamacare, will force the Federal Reserve to increase rather than decrease quantitative easing next year.

  • Indians blame astrology for rupee fall Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 3:23 AM ET

    Did the Indian rupee dropp to record lows against the dollar this week due to the launch of the currency's new symbol last year on an inauspicious day?

  • Goldman Sachs banker arrested on rape charge Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 8:18 PM ET
    Jason Lee, a Goldman Sachs managing director, charged in East Hampton rape.

    A managing director at Goldman Sachs has been charged with raping a 20-year-old woman in an East Hamptons home he rents with his wife.

  • 'Volatile' now an emerging market byword: El-Erian Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 3:40 PM ET
    uses a machine to produce jute twine at Brasjuta da Amazonia S.A. in Manaus, Brazil, June 28, 2013.

    Having been viewed until recently as a promising destination for investors, emerging markets are now seen as more volatile.

  • Next ‘great rotation’ could be US to Europe stocks Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Societe Generale joined a growing chorus of banks growing increasingly bullish on European equities at the expense of U.S, Japanese and emerging market stocks, and forecast a net $100 billion could soon flow back into the struggling continent.

  • Yahoo beats Google to top spot for US web traffic Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 7:56 AM ET

    So what was the most popular U.S. website last month? Not Google (sort of). Turns out that Yahoo had the most unique monthly visitors in July, beating even the search king.

  • ‘Grueling’ bank hours in focus after intern death Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    Moritz Erhardt, Bank of America intern who died

    The widespread culture of long working hours for banking interns has been criticized after the death of a 21-year-old intern last week, with groups calling for changes to guidelines and working practices.