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  • New Releases at the Mobile World Congress Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 9:03 AM ET
    Stephen Elop, chief executive officer of Nokia Oyj, poses for a photograph with a Lumia smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

    Mobile wars came to Barcelona on Monday as the world's largest technology giants unveiled their latest products.

  • Mobile Hacking Leads to Boom for Some Companies Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    The recent list of hacking victims couldn't be more high-profile. Facebook, Apple, Twitter, the New York Times and even Burger King have been hit by cyber-attacks, leaving some of them red faced. But that's also creating plenty of growth for internet and mobile security firms.

  • Europe Is Strangling the Telecom Industry: CEO Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:48 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a France Telecom shop in central Paris

    The regulatory framework for European telecommunication providers needs to change totally if Europe is to keep up with the U.S. in promoting faster wireless data networks, according to France Telecom-Orange CEO, Stephane Richard.

  • Pope Benedict XVI

    The Vatican said that in retirement Pope Benedict XVI's will be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear a white cassock.

  • Berlusconi Rules Out Monti Alliance; Italy Yields Jump Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi casts his ballot at a polling station on February 24, 2013 in Milan.

    Silvio Berlusconi has ruled out an alliance with former Italian prime minister Mario Monti and said the election results reflected popular discontent with austerity measures.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European shares traded sharply lower, with Italian stocks the worst performers as political deadlock gripped the euro zone's third-largest economy.

  • Vivendi Stumbles on Asset Sales; Shares Drop Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 5:06 AM ET
    Vivendi's Chief Administrative Officer Philippe Capron

    Entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate Vivendi said on Tuesday it could give no full-year group outlook until it had more clarity on key asset sales, prompting its shares to slip.

  • Italian Uncertainty Set to Go On: Expert     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, tells CNBC that a combination of the Italian constitution and political maneuvering mean uncertainty is likely to drag on for months.

  • Will the Market Fall Continue?     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, tells CNBC that the markets won't react too negatively to the Italian elections, beyond the initial immediate dip, because the ECB are not yet concerned enough to step in.

  • Election 'Worst Case Scenario': Expert     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Marco Cristofori, head of equity department at Centrobanca, tells CNBC why investors should steer well of getting involved with anything which is exposed to Italy as he expects a 10% market slowdown.

  • Go Long British Pound vs. Euro: UBS     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 3:35 AM ET

    Mark Haefele, head of investment at UBS Wealth Management, tells CNBC that the long-term trade is long British pound versus Euro.

  • Steve Sedgwick asks what now for Italy, as markets react to the news of an inconclusive election result.

  • Why Italy’s Stalemate Could Mean Chaos for Euro Zone Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    Political deadlock in Italy could provoke upheaval in the euro zone economy, as well as in the currency and equity markets, analysts told CNBC.

  • Sea of Red for European Stocks     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have dropped on the inconclusive Italian election result.

  • No Majority Possible in Italy: Expert     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Alberto Martinelli, professor of Political Science at Universita' La Statale, tells CNBC there is no majority possible in Italy even with Mario Monti.

  • Gerry Fowler, global head of equity & derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that the Italian vote is a blow for further European integration.

  • Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30 Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species. The Financial Time reports.

  • Stephane Richard, CEO of France Telecom-Orange, tells CNBC that the European telecoms industry is weak, pays too much tax and needs a digital strategy.

  • Bundesbank Tells France to Stick to Budget Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:33 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    Germany's central bank has called on France to stick to its EU-mandated budget deficit target, saying that any slippage by such a eurozone heavyweight would further undermine confidence in the bloc's fiscal discipline. The Financial Times reports.

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  • Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, comments on Nestle's earnings and highlights that currency weakness was a "big pain" for the group in the first quarter.

  • European shares closed lower on Tuesday, as Ukraine worries and fears about slowing demand in China weighed on stocks, along with disappointing data from the U.S.

  • Paul Renken, chief geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital, discusses mining stocks and the outlook for iron ore, after Rio Tinto posted an 8 percent drop in the metal's shipments.

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