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    The Swiss National Bank is opening a branch in Singapore to allow for round-the-clock management of its foreign exchange reserves, which it needs to tap to defend the safe-haven franc from over-heating.

  • GE Expects Higher 2013 Sales Despite 'Cliff' Fears Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 5:26 PM ET
    FILE-  This Dec. 2, 2008, file photo, shows a General Electric (GE) logo on display at Western Appliance store in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    GE expects revenue to be flat to up 5% in 2013 despite "fiscal cliff" fears. However, there's one area the company expects double-digit growth.

  • Egyptians Narrowly Back Constitution, Say Rivals Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 6:22 AM ET

    Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists but opposed by other groups who fear it will deepen divisions, officials in rival camps said on Sunday.

  • Signaling new movement in "fiscal cliff" talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. President Barack Obama, who wants higher top rates for households earning more than $250,000, has not accepted the offer, this person said.

  • Egyptians Vote on Divisive Constitution Saturday, 15 Dec 2012 | 6:55 AM ET

    Egyptians stood in line to vote on Saturday on a constitution promoted by its Islamist backers.

  • Apple shares fell 3.9 percent on Friday after the iPhone 5 debuted in China to a cool reception and two analysts cut shipment forecasts.

  • Europe's Leaders Promise Further Steps to Quell Crisis Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 10:46 PM ET

    Europe's leaders agreed to press on with further steps to shore up their finances and sustain momentum in tackling the debt crisis on Friday, a day after clinching a deal on banking supervision and approving long-delayed aid to Greece.

  • CVS Caremark Expects to Reap Benefits from Obamacare Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    CVS Caremark is looking at changes in U.S. healthcare as an opportunity to serve more customers, whether they are picking up prescriptions, getting them through the mail or stopping by an in-house MinuteClinic for a checkup.

  • OPEC Agrees to Keep 30 Million Bpd Oil Target: Delegates Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 7:39 AM ET

    OPEC agreed on Wednesday to hold its oil production limit unchanged at 30 million barrels a day, delegates at the meeting said. Ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries continued in closed session to debate who should be the group's next secretary general. They were divided over candidacies from Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

  • Distrust in Congress Complicates 'Cliff' Talks Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 6:57 AM ET

    President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.

  • Greece Extends Debt Buyback for Extra Day Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 4:05 AM ET
    Angela Merkel and Antonis Samaras

    Greece will extend a debt buyback that forms part of its international bailout for an extra day to receive additional offers from bondholders, a government official said on Monday.

  • American International Group Inc.'s (AIG) building located at 72 Wall Street in New York, U.S.

    American International Group has agreed to sell nearly all of its ILFC airplane leasing business to a Chinese consortium for up to $4.8 billion.

  • Is China's Economy Now in a Sweet Spot? Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 2:52 AM ET

    Growth in China's factory output and retail sales hit an eight-month high in November as consumer inflation bounced off 33-month lows in the latest sign that its economy is snapping out of a protracted slump.

  • A Positive Sign for Greece in Debt Buyback Saturday, 8 Dec 2012 | 5:38 AM ET

    Greek and foreign bondholders offered the targeted 30 billion euros in a debt buyback that is key to the country's international bailout, a Greek government official said on Saturday, suggesting the plan had broadly succeeded.

  • Steven A. Cohen, Founder and CEO of SAC Capital.

    U.S. authorities are investigating Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisers hedge fund for alleged insider trading in the shares of the popular diet company Weight Watchers International, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Canada Approves China's Biggest Foreign Takeover Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 11:18 PM ET
    The Cnooc Ltd. headquarters stand in Beijing, China

    Canada has approved China's biggest ever foreign takeover, the $15.1 billion bid from CNOOC for energy company Nexen, but has drawn a line in the sand against future buys by state-owned enterprises.

  • US Energy Agency Adopts Brent, Drops US Crude Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:13 AM ET

    The U.S. government's energy agency has adopted North Sea Brent crude as its benchmark for oil forecasts, dropping its domestic benchmark.

  • Boehner, White House Resume Talks on 'Fiscal Cliff' Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 5:02 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner

    GOP House Speaker John Boehner and Obama aides have resumed talks on averting the "fiscal cliff."

  • US Union Accuses Maersk of Spying on It Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 5:13 AM ET
    A worker drives a Kalmar reachstacker truck loaded with an AP Moeller-Maersk A/S shipping container.

    A U.S. port workers union has accused APM Terminals, a port operator of A.P. Moller-Maersk, of spying on union representatives in Los Angeles by tapping their phones.

  • Big Lots store in Clifton, New Jersey.

    U.S. regulators are investigating a $10 million stock sale in March by Big Lots CEO Steven Fishman, who announced his retirement on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported.