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  • Retirees are zeroing in on Nazi looted treasure Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:49 PM ET
    Visitors look at exhibits in the Amber Room in Catherine's Palace, near St. Petersburg, in Russia.

    A group is digging through a German city for the Amber Room, a chamber of treasures believed lost since 1941. NBC News reports.

  • Bullish on US stocks? This expert says 'YES'  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, chief investment officer at Index Financial Partners, says reasons to be optimistic on Wall Street include "Yellen, energy and stability."

  • Obama criticizes China's plans for new tech rules Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:14 PM ET
    President Barack Obama.

    President Obama criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy.

  • Vatican on alert for Islamist attack: Officials Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, February 18, 2015.

    The Vatican is on alert in case of an attack by Islamist militants, but officials are not aware of any specific plot.

  • One scoop of our best ice cream? That'll be $817 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    Scoopi Black Diamond ice cream

    The "Black Diamond" ice cream features edible gold flakes and black truffles served in a Versace bowl.

  • Who's buying Japanese shares? Lunatics: Pro  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:10 PM ET

    Paul Gambles, co-Founder of MBMG Group, explains why he thinks only "speculators and lunatics" are investing in Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index.

  • Iran blows up mock US warship in defense drill Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:27 PM ET
    In this picture released by the Iranian Tasnim news agency on Feb. 25, 2015, a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier is exploded by the Revolutionary Guard's speedboats during large-scale naval drills near the entrance of the Persian Gulf, Iran.

    During war games, Iran state TV shows missiles hitting a full-scale model of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. USA Today reports.

  • New hope for AIDS vaccine: Llamas? Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    A Llama in Cusco, Peru

    Llamas appear to be immune to AIDS and HIV, giving scientists hope for developing a vaccine or treatment. Global Post reports.

  • Moody's cuts Puerto Rico further into junk rating Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:26 PM ET

    Revenue shortfalls, sluggish economic growth and narrowing liquidity are behind the rating change. Reuters reports.

  • How monetary policies will move China stocks  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:08 PM ET

    Talib Sheikh, portfolio manager in Global Investment Management Solutions, JP Morgan Asset Management, discusses the outlook for Chinese equities. He adds that he prefers going long Japanese shares.

  • What negative bond yields mean for investors  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 7:44 PM ET

    Ben Sy, head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, Asia at JP Morgan Private Bank, discusses how investors should navigate bond markets where yields are trading in negative territory.

  • Asteroids to robots: 12 ways the world could end Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    What are the chances of death by a supervolcano? Robots? Nuclear war? Oxford university assesses the risks of apocalypse, FT reports.

  • Wall Street flat as Greek debt talks drag on  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    Todd Horwitz, chief strategist at Bubba Trading, says U.S stocks have stalled recently due to the Greek crisis and renewed Ukraine tensions, but stock futures suggest that markets now believe a Greece deal is in place.

  • Jordan moves thousands of troops to Iraq border Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    A Jordanian soldier on patrol in Amman, Jordan on Feb. 10, 2015. Jordan moves thousands of troops to Iraq border.

    Jordan deployed "thousands" of troops to the border with Iraq in a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze. NBC News reports.

  • Is QE enough to save Europe?  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    At the G-20 summit, Joe Oliver, finance minister of Canada, says that quantitative easing is not enough to fix Europe's problems, and a compromise must be struck in the Greek debt negotiations

  • Russia-Ukraine crisis to weigh on stocks: Pro  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Uwe Parpart, managing director & head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says the threat of an escalation in Russia-Ukraine tensions will weigh on European stocks this week.

  • HSBC calls end of commodity supercycle  Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    Babak Kiani, Head of Portfolio Management for Multi-Asset at HSBC, says slowing global growth is one of the reasons why the commodity supercycle is coming to an end.

  • Pentagon study claims Putin has Asperger's Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    "The Russian President carries a neurological abnormality," says a 2008 report using movement pattern analysis. USA Today reports.

  • Don't forget how good US earnings are: Pro  Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:20 PM ET

    Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist at BTIG, says markets have more or less remained positive on the back of largely positive earnings results.

  • Why the BOE will put rates on hold this year  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 12:33 AM ET

    Mark McFarland, gobal chief economist at Coutts, does not expect a rate hike in the U.S. amid a weak labor market, and disinflation feeding through from falling oil prices and a soft euro.

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  • Greek Parliament

    Anastasia Kastaniotou, a struggling mother of three, stood near the Greek Parliament building on Wednesday and threw up her hands as she contemplated an €11.5 billion austerity package that her country’s government was trying to tie up this week to keep Greece in the euro, the New York Times reports.

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