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  • Cyprus Rescue Not a Fit for Other Countries Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 3:41 PM ET

    Europe's rescue of Cyprus, partly funded by bank deposits, is not applicable to other euro zone countries, according to an economy ministry source in Spain.

  • China's Zhou Re-Appointed Central Bank Chief Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 5:27 AM ET
    Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China

    China re-appointed Zhou Xiaochuan as central bank governor on Saturday, a move to ensure policy continuity and to deepen market-based reforms needed to sustain long-term economic growth.

  • Chinese Firm Looks to Tap US Natural Gas Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

  • US to Let Spy Agencies Scour Americans' Finances Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

  • Netflix Allows US Users to Connect Accounts to Facebook Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    Netflix unveiled a new feature that allows subscribers to let their Facebook friends know what television shows and movies they are watching.

  • Putin Makes Aide First Female G8 Central Banker Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    Elvira Nabiullina, Russia's economy minister

    Vladimir Putin on Tuesday chose his chief economic adviser to head Russia's central bank. She will join a small female contingent at the top table of global finance.

  • SEC Nominee Says Potential Conflicts Not a Problem Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:59 AM ET
    Mary Jo White nominated to become the new Chairwoman of Securities and Exchange Commission.

    SEC nominee Mary Jo White told lawmakers on Tuesday she does not believe her prior work defending big Wall Street clients will hinder her ability to lead the agency.

  • China's Dream of US-Style Shale Gas Boom in Trouble Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.

  • 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.