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  • Blind Chinese Activist Arrives in the US Saturday, 19 May 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Chinese activist activist Chen Guangcheng is seen in a wheelchair pushed by a nurse at the Chaoyang hospital in Beijing on May 2, 2012.

    A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the U.S. on Saturday, ending a nearly monthlong diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations.

  • CFTC Said to Open Inquiry Into JPMorgan Loss Friday, 18 May 2012 | 11:10 PM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    A federal investigation into JPMorgan Chase’s multibillion-dollar trading loss widened Friday as regulators pursued a new line of inquiry. The NYT reports.

  • GM Says It's Dropping Out of Super Bowl Ad Race Friday, 18 May 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Gm Building

    Two days after being criticized for dropping direct ads on Facebook, General Motors said it will also stop running ads during the Super Bowl.

  • Two New Models, Two Different Drivers in Mind Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:09 AM ET
    Grille of the 2010 Ford Taurus

    Two new models geared toward two very different buyers are the latest moves by Ford and GM.

  • Using Copper Over Gold 'Game Changer' for Chipmakers Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:01 AM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    With gold prices surging in recent years, the semiconductor industry has been increasingly replacing the precious metal with the more affordable copper in the wire bonding process, leading to huge savings in the cost of manufacturing a chip.

  • Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management says he expects markets to bounce around these levels until a clear outcome in Greece is achieved. Bruno Del Ama, CEO, Global X Funds agrees, adding that investors should aim to have a well-balanced, well-diversified portfolio.

  • More Turmoil to Come, Buy Real Assets: Jim Rogers Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 9:43 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Jim Rogers, the chairman of Rogers Holdings, says he expects more turmoil in the global financial markets after Asian stock markets on Friday fell close to four-month lows.

  • China Stocks to Trade Sideways After Rebound Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:18 AM ET
    A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    China stocks are expected to trade sideways after yesterday's rebound.

  • Japanese Pension Fund Switches to Gold Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:35 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Okayama Metal & Machinery has become the first Japanese pension fund to make public purchases of gold, in a sign of dwindling faith in paper currencies. The Financial Times reports.

  • JPMorgan’s Trading Loss Is Said to Rise at Least 50% Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:39 PM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    The trading losses suffered by JPMorgan Chase have surged in recent days, surpassing the bank’s initial $2 billion estimate by at least $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the losses. The NYT reports.

  • GM Still Likes Its No-Facebook Ad Strategy Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:56 AM ET
    Facebook unlike

    Despite criticism for pulling its Facebook ads, GM is not changing its stance. The world's largest automaker believes that it is better served not running direct ads on the world's largest social network.

  • China Stocks Due for Rebound After 4-Day Slide Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    China stocks are due for a technical rebound after sliding for four days but global uncertainties and slowdown worries may keep gains limited.

  • The United States’ economy could shrink as much as 4 percentage points in the first half of 2013 if Congress fails to address the expiration of $600 billion worth of tax breaks and jobless benefits by the end of this year, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • Charting Asia Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:35 PM ET
  • China Stocks Look Sideways After 3-Day Losing Streak Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    China stocks are likely to trade sideways after a three-day losing streak.

  • China Investment Boom Starts to Unravel Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:14 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    In an unguarded moment in 2007, the man anointed to take over next year as the helmsman of the world’s second-largest economy revealed his doubts about China’s economic growth statistics.  The Financial Times reports.

  • Will Indonesia Replace India in the BRICs? Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 4:25 AM ET

    While India's economic growth has hit a rough spot, Indonesia has won favor with investors, prompting calls for it to be included among the lineup of top global emerging markets.

  • Japan Private Sector No Longer Deleveraging     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Viktor Shvets, MD & Head of Thematic Equity Research, Credit Suisse says that Japan's private is sector no a longer source of deflation.

  • Cost of Investing in China Will Decrease     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Stuart Feffer, CEO, LaCrosse Global Fund Services says the cost of investing in China will come down.

  • World's Biggest Brands Flex Their Muscles Monday, 14 May 2012 | 9:58 AM ET
    The Toyota Motor Corp. 86 sports coupe is driven by Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., during its unveiling at Fuji Speedway in Oyama Town, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Toyota Motor Corp. introduced its new 86 coupe today, betting that the 200-horsepower sports car will widen the Japanese automaker's appeal beyond its best-selling Camry sedan and Prius hybrid.

    How many different brands of commercial vehicles are sold around the world? The answer: More than 200. All-together, those brands sold more than 79 million cars and trucks around the world last year. That was a new record.

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