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  • Shinzo Abe Gets Second Chance at Japan's Top Job Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 3:24 AM ET

    New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a cabinet stacked with close allies on Wednesday, kicking off a second administration committed to battling deflation and coping with the challenge of a rising China.

  • Samsung Seeks US Sales Ban on Ericsson Products Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 9:37 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it had filed a complaint against Ericsson with the U.S. International Trade Commission, requesting a U.S. import ban and sales ban on some of the Swedish telecoms equipment maker's products.

  • Top U.S. lawmakers voiced rising fear on Sunday that the country would go over "the fiscal cliff" in nine days, and some Republicans charged that was President Barack Obama's goal.

  • Stop-Gap Fix Most Likely Outcome of US Fiscal Talks Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 6:07 AM ET
    Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, R-OH, speaks to the press December 18, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    Last month's dreams of a "grand bargain" of tax hikes and spending cuts seem long gone and a stop-gap that puts everything off for a while but resolves nothing is now the most promising alternative.

  • EU Imposes Toughest Sanctions Yet On Iran Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 | 4:19 PM ET

    Rigorous new sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect on Saturday, as part of the European Union's effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear program.

  • 'Cliff' Spooks Shoppers: 'Ho-Hum Christmas' Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    "What could have been a merry Christmas is going to turn to a ho-hum Christmas, and we can thank our, you know, politicians for getting in the middle of it all," said a retail analyst.

  • Dollar Gets Safe Have Boost From 'Cliff' Woes Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 3:45 PM ET

    The dollar was lifted by safe-haven buying as investors fled higher-yielding assets and bought safer U.S. instruments

  • Mutual Funds that Gorged on Apple Feel the Pain Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    Apple's stock plunge is hurting investors who chased hot mutual funds that loaded up on Apple as the stock raced to a record $705 per share.

  • RIM Stock Drops Amid Worries of Services Fee Changes Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
    Research in Motion headquarters in Waterloo, Canada.

    Shares of RIM fell on Friday on fears that a new fee structure for its high-margin services segment could put pressure on the business.

  • Global investors are betting Washington will overcome its budget deadlock despite an apparently serious setback. Republican lawmakers rejected a proposal on Thursday by their leader, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, designed to extract concessions from President Barack Obama.

  • RIM to Pay Nokia to Settle Patent Dispute Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 4:29 AM ET
    Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop stands with Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, during the introduction of the new Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows smartphones.

    Struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has settled its patent dispute with BlackBerry maker Research in Motion in return for payments, as it tries to exploit its trove of technology patents to boost its finances.

  • Madoff's Younger Brother Sentenced to 10 Years Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:06 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    Peter Madoff will serve 10 years in prison for his role in his older brother's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, a U.S. judge said Thursday.

  • Brent Ends Above $110 After US Growth Data Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    Oil overcame early selling pressure, inching above $110 a barrel on Thursday, as investors reacted to mixed U.S. economic data and the ongoing stalemate on U.S. budget talks.

  • Ericsson to Take $1.2 Billion Charge on STMicro Venture Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:58 AM ET

    Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, will take an 8 billion crown($1.2 billion)charge on its ST-Ericsson venture.

  • Gold Settles Below $1668, Data Fails To Inspire Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    Gold stalled on Wednesday, within sight of an almost four-month low as signs of progress in the U.S. fiscal talks that dented bullion's safe-haven appeal.

  • Fitch Warns US Could Lose AAA If 'Fiscal Cliff' Hits Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 5:55 AM ET

    Ratings firm Fitch warned on Wednesday there was an increased likelihood it would strip the U.S. of its triple-A status if Washington does not prevent $600 billion of spending cuts and tax hikes from kicking in early next year.

  • Toyota Hit With Record Fine for Delay in US Recall Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Toyota Motor has been ordered to pay a record fine of $17.35 million for failing to report a safety defect to the U.S. government in a timely manner, the U.S. Department of Transportation said.

  • 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.