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  • Twitter: Fertile Ground for 'Pump and Dump' Schemes Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:26 AM ET

    Prominent short-seller David Einhorn raised eyebrows last month when he popped up on Twitter to disavow that he had tweeted about Herbalife.

  • Goldman Leads Wall Street Commodity Decline Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:24 AM ET

    Wall Street commodity revenues crashed last year to their lowest on record, as tighter regulation and limited price swings squeezed the once dominant traders of Goldman Sachs Group, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.

  • Italy and Greece Confirm Hostages Killed in Nigeria Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:57 AM ET
    Lagos, Nigeria: A rival to Chicago and Miami for your money?

    Seven foreign hostages kidnapped last month by a Nigerian Islamist group from a construction firm's compound have been killed, the Italian and Greek Foreign Ministries said.

  • Paper Trail Goes Cold in Case Against S&P Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    The U.S. government's civil fraud lawsuit against S&P relies heavily on emails in which employees voiced doubts about the integrity of the agency's ratings. But S&P may still come out on top.

  • Greece Set for Comeback as Tourist Destination Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    Mykonos, Greece

    Tourism in Greece is bouncing back this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said.

  • At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.

  • JC Penney Puts Martha Stewart Goods on Hold Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 5:53 PM ET
    Martha Stewart speaking with Matt Lauer

    J.C. Penney agreed on Thursday not to sell products designed by Martha Stewart in categories deemed exclusive to Macy's before a court date in April. The case was postponed due to scheduling conflicts.

  • Banking Blues: Job Cuts Rise in February Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Planned layoffs rose for the second month in a row in February as the financial sector cut the most employees in over a year, a report showed on Thursday.

  • Nasdaq to Set Up Trading Post for Private Firms Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX Group said it will form a joint venture with SharesPost to establish a marketplace for private companies. The stock exchange operator will retain a majority stake in Nasdaq Private Market.

  • Apple has held talks with Beats Electronics on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

  • Obama Taps Burwell for OMB; New Chiefs for EPA, DOE Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    Sylvia Matthews Burwell

    President Obama made three major personnel appointments Monday, nominating Walmart's philanthropic head Sylvia Mathews Burwell as White House budget director, Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA and physicist Ernest Moniz to head the DOE.

  • HSBC and Standard Chartered will report a reduction in their bonus pools, reflecting separate settlements with U.S. authorities over probes into money laundering and sanctions violations, Sky News reported on Sunday.

  • A prototype quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School is tested on Septempter 30, 2011 in Monterey, California.

    As U.S. authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in U.S. skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.

  • The Sands Corp. sign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Las Vegas Sands said it "likely" violated the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which outlaws the bribery of foreign officials, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday.

  • Obama Presses Congress for Deal to End Cuts Saturday, 2 Mar 2013 | 6:15 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, Barack Obama pressed Congress to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis he said was starting to "inflict pain" on communities.

  • Let the Cuts Begin! Obama Signs 'Sequester' Order Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 8:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It's on: President Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the "sequester" after he and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan.

  • Goldman Sachs Trims Risk-Taking to Seven Year Low Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc reduced its risk-taking for a third straight year, with potential losses from trading dropping to the lowest level in seven years.

  • Britain Heads for Third Recession in Four Years Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 5:38 AM ET
    London Underground

    The risk that Britain is entering its third recession in four years grew with manufacturing shrank unexpectedly last month and mortgage approvals for home buyers dropped in January.

  • Austrian architect Wolf Prix of CooP Himmelblau gestures during a media tour of the the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters on September 20, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany.

    A dramatic anti-austerity vote leaves Italy lying outside the fortress the European Central Bank constructed around the euro zone last September.

  • 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.