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  • Skyscrapers under construction in London.

    Britain's economy is picking up at last but the country has a problem it didn't face after previous recessions.

  • Some of Microsoft's top investors have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor's CEO and Computer Sciences CEO as Ballmer successor.

  • China's commodities imports fall from highs Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 5:49 AM ET

    China's imports of crude oil, iron ore, copper and soybeans fell in August from July's record highs, but shipments stayed at elevated levels.

  • Pork war: China may not get US bacon after all Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Farmland's hickory smoked bacon. Farmland is a brand owned by Smithfield Foods Inc.

    Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Radiation readings at Japan plant spike Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 3:12 AM ET
    Officials at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in northern Japan

    Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said on Sunday.

  • China probes state assets regulator for corruption Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 2:52 AM ET

    China is investigating the head of its state assets regulator for "serious discipline violations", the government said on Sunday.

  • China official PMI hits 16-month high in August Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in August with a jump in new orders, official data showed on Sunday.

  • US July foreclosures fall from year ago: Report Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 9:13 AM ET

    There were fewer U.S. foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell, according to CoreLogic data.

  • Brazil hikes rates again to regain market confidence Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:13 AM ET
    Downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Brazil raised its benchmark interest rate to a 16-month high of 9 percent on Wednesday, maintaining the pace of monetary tightening to fight inflation and rebuild investors' confidence in Latin America's largest economy.

  • US seeks to tame mortgage risk, prevent new bubble Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday will unveil a reworked proposal aimed at reducing risk in the mortgage market and limiting shoddy underwriting practices.

  • Atlantic City casino 'Scores' first ever strippers Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    New York's most famous strip club will open a satellite establishment inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort next month - the first strip club inside an Atlantic City casino.

  • Ghosts of go-go '90s resurface, haunt Wall Street Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    In the 1990s, U.S. banks used life insurance to bet that their employees would eventually die. Now those wagers are coming back to haunt Wall Street banks.

  • No cure: Japan doctor's lobby takes on Abenomics Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 11:22 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to promote the advanced medical technology industry as part of a plan to breathe new life into the economy- but the country's doctors' lobby is opposing what they say is risky surgery.

  • Obama weighs up options after Syria gas attack Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • No need to rush ultra-easy money exit: IMF Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:39 PM ET
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund

    Central banks in Europe, the United States and Japan have no need to rush to exit the ultra-easy monetary policies they have put in place to spur growth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.

  • Madoff love pentagon? Former workers seek details Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 8:17 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Five former employees of Bernard Madoff responded on Thursday to government assertions that all but one of them and Madoff were involved in a messy menage-a-cinq.

  • CBS in Verizon deal, TWC blackout nears third week Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Verizon Communications reached an expanded agreement to carry CBS television programming while Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS content continues.

  • China to 30 foreign firms: Confess antitrust sins Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    A paramilitary police officer stands guards in front of flags at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

    A senior Chinese official put pressure on around 30 foreign firms to confess to any antitrust violations and warned them against using external lawyers to fight accusations from regulators, sources said.

  • Greece dismissed the chairman of its privatization agency on Sunday after a newspaper exposed how he used the private plane of a businessman who had just bought a state company to go on holiday.

  • Yahoo makes Webb permanent chairman Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 8:31 PM ET

    Yahoo named former eBay executive Maynard Webb as its permanent chairman. The move comes as CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround effort hits the one-year mark.