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  • US to Raise Medicare Advantage Payment Rate Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 6:07 AM ET

    Following intense lobbying from the health insurance industry and members of Congress, the U.S. government said it will increase the payment rate for health insurers that offer coverage through the popular Medicare Advantage program.

  • Want to Be a Banker? Pass Integrity Test First Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    Thousands of U.K. financial sector workers risk being frozen out of the industry unless they pass mandatory tests measuring their personal ethics and integrity.

  • Judge Questions Citigroup's $590 Million Settlement Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 2:04 AM ET

    A Manhattan federal judge on Monday signaled he will not rubber-stamp Citigroup's proposed $590 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of hiding tens of billions of dollars of toxic mortgage assets.

  • Cyprus Plans Tax Breaks, Casinos to Boost Economy Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:26 AM ET

    Cyprus plans to lift a ban on casinos and offer firms tax exemptions on profits reinvested on the island under a package of reforms to kickstart its ailing economy, its president said on Monday.

  • Bank Run That Wasn't: How Cyprus Avoided Mayhem Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 6:22 AM ET

    In the end it was hardly even a stroll, let alone the widely predicted run on the banks of Cyprus.

  • India's top court has dealt a serious blow to Western pharmaceutical firms who are increasingly focusing on India to drive sales.

  • Afghans Warned: The Taxman Is Coming After You Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:27 AM ET

    Afghanistan's tax to GDP ratio today stands above 11 percent - ahead of neighboring Pakistan's dismal 9 percent.

  • Japan Just Might Be Set to Open a New Chapter Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 4:57 PM ET
    The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    If the Bank of Japan meets expectations and embarks this week on a radical policy shift to crush deflation, the meeting will go down as historic.

  • Codelco Declares Force Majeure at Key Copper Mine Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Codelco, the world's #1 copper producer, is losing a "relevant" amount of output due to a two-day-old strike at its Radomiro Tomic open pit mine in northern Chile, the company said on Sunday, branding the work stoppage illegal.

  • "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" won the weekend box office battle in the United States and Canada, fighting off competition from cartoon cavemen, a Tyler Perry drama, and an alien-possessed heroine trying to save the human race.

  • China's Urbanization Leaves Migrant Workers in the Cold Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Cheap neighborhoods in China are being cleared as part of a "urbanization" campaign. But in an ironic twist, the clearance of these "villages within cities" removes cheap housing for the very people targeted to fuel that migration.

  • US Business, Labor Groups Reach Immigration Deal Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Major U.S. business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a guest-worker program that removes a major hurdle to a broad immigration overhaul and clears the way for Senate legislation to be introduced soon, according to a source.

  • Big Depositors in Cyprus to Lose Far More Than Feared Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 3:48 AM ET

    Under conditions to be announced Saturday, depositors in Bank of Cyprus will get shares in the bank worth 37.5 percent of their deposits over 100,000 euros, while the rest may never be paid back.

  • Dell Warns of Risks of Remaining a Public Company Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Dell warned on Friday that it would be dangerous to take on a lot of debt and remain a public company given its worsening profit outlook, in a sign that it views proposals from Blackstone Group and billionaire investor Carl Icahn as fraught with risk.

  • More Signs of Growth: Consumer Spending Rises Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending rose in February and income rebounded, further signs economic activity accelerated in the first quarter, even though part of the increase in consumption reflected higher gasoline prices.

  • After Cyprus, Markets See Slovenia Closer to Bailout Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Cyprus may be a "special case" in the eyes of European officials, but their handling of its bailout is taking a toll on another small euro zone member with an over-burdened banking sector- Slovenia.

  • Cyprus Says Threat Contained, No Plan to Leave Euro Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 8:47 AM ET

    The president of Cyprus said on Friday the risk of bankruptcy had been contained and the country had no intention of leaving the euro.

  • Douwe Egberts Coffee Group Gets $8.2 Billion Bid Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 4:15 AM ET

    D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.

  • 75% Wealth Tax for French Companies Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    Francois Hollande declared that companies would have to pay a 75 percent tax on salaries over a million euros after his plan for a "super-tax" on individuals was knocked down.

  • Cyprus Bank Controls to Last a Month: Minister Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 1:54 AM ET

    Cyprus conceded on Thursday that tight capital controls would remain in force longer than expected as the island's banks reopened for the first time after the government was forced to accept a tough EU rescue package to avoid bankruptcy.