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  • Chesapeake Snatches Away Rival's Exec as New CEO Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    Workers prepare for adding pipe at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas drilling site.

    Chesapeake Energy hired Robert Douglas Lawler of rival Anadarko Petroleum as its new chief executive.

  • GE Capital Plans $6.5 Billion in Cash to Parent Monday, 20 May 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    GE Capital, the financial arm of industrial giant General Electric, will return $6.5 billion worth of dividends back to its parent company over the course of the year.

  • Six Weeks Key to Deciding Detroit's Bankruptcy Fate Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 5:24 PM ET

    There's a lot on the agenda as Detroit's emergency financial manager tries to meet a deadline to decide whether the city and escape a bankruptcy filing.

  • France Must Take Deficit Cuts Seriously: Bundesbank Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 12:23 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    France has a special responsibility as a euro zone heavyweight to take deficit cuts seriously, even though its budget deficit is above target, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said in an interview published Sunday.

  • Bernanke Talks Innovation—And Yogi Berra—With Grads Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 3:13 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted an upbeat picture on Saturday for the potential of innovation to lift living standards.

  • European anti-trust investigators searched the offices of price agency Platts and at least one major oil company for a third day on Thursday, hunting for evidence of possible price manipulation on oil markets, witnesses said.

  • UK Lawmakers to Google: Don’t Be Evil Friday, 17 May 2013 | 1:22 AM ET
    Attendees line up to enter the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

    Google faced angry questions on Thursday from British lawmakers investigating its tax affairs and whether it had misled parliament in testimony last year.

  • Dow Chemical to Pay $1.2 Billion in Price-Fixing Case Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 9:49 AM ET

    A federal judge in Kansas City, Kansas, ordered Dow Chemical Co on Wednesday to pay $1.2 billion in a price-fixing case involving chemicals used to make foam products in cars.

  • GE, Boeing Alert Airlines About 777 Engine Problem Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    General Electric Co and Boeing Co have alerted airlines about a potential problem with engines on Boeing's long-range 777 jumbo jet.

  • Apple Falling Out of Favor With Top Hedge Funds Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    One-time hedge fund darling Apple was dropped by more famous hedge fund managers in the first quarter.

  • FBI Opens Criminal Probe of US Tax Agency Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he had ordered the FBI to open a criminal probe in a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups.

  • SEC Blesses Fidelity's First Actively Managed ETFs Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:54 AM ET
    Fidelity Investments

    Fidelity Investments received permission from U.S. regulators to open its own actively managed exchange-traded funds.

  • EU Commission Says Visa Europe Offers Cut in Fees Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Visa Europe, the European licensee of Visa Inc., has offered to cap its inter-bank credit card fees at 0.3 percent of transaction value for four years, the same level as the rival MasterCard network, to end a European Union competition investigation and stave off a possible fine.

  • Verizon Wireless Giving Parents $7 Billion Gift Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    Verizon Wireless said on Monday it would pay its parents Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group Plc a dividend of $7 billion in June.

  • Obama Slams IRS Actions as 'Outrageous' Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 5:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama, during a White House news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

    President Barack Obama called the targeting of conservative groups by U.S. tax officials "outrageous" and said that any Internal Revenue Service employees involved would be held accountable.

  • Struggling Nokia Unveils New Smartphone, Shares Drop Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    Nokia lost almost 5 percentage points of market share in the first quarter. Worryingly overall sales of the cheaper feature phones were slowing, as consumers kept hold of their phones for longer.

  • CBOE Keeps S&P and Dow Jones Options Exclusivity Monday, 13 May 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    William Brodsky, chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

    CBOE won a long-running court battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on two key stock market indexes.

  • Elan Strikes $1 Billion Royalty Deal With Theravance Monday, 13 May 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Elan stepped up its bid to keep its independence on Monday by agreeing a $1 billion deal to buy 21 percent of the royalties that U.S. company Theravance receives from GlaxoSmithKline.

  • How Did They Do It? IT Watchdog Probes ATM Heist Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    An ATM machine on Third Avenue is viewed in New York on May 10, 2013, just one of the many that were used as cyber thieves around the world stole $45 million by hacking into debit card companies, scrapping withdrawal limits and helping themselves from cash machines.

    India's IT watchdog is investigating how the computer systems of two companies that are part of the country's vast IT services industry were breached in a global ATM heist.

  • G-7 Finance Chiefs Give Japan a Green Light Saturday, 11 May 2013 | 10:37 AM ET
    Jacob 'Jack' Lew, U.S. treasury secretary, left, and George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, laugh while posing for the family photo during the Group of Seven (G-7) finance ministers and central bank governors meeting at Hartwell House in Aylesbury, U.K.

    Group of Seven nations finance ministers agreed to tackle the issue of how to deal with failing banks and gave gave a green light to Japan's efforts to galvanize its economy.