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  • Abenomics Anxiety Doesn't Last Long for S. Korea Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    South Korea's top economic policymakers, once anxious over the potential damage to their economy from Japan's massive monetary expansion and challenge raised by a cheap yen, have grown more sanguine.

  • For Italy, Maybe Some Order From all the Chaos Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 5:14 PM ET
    Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, Italy.

    The re-election of Italy's president has raised the prospect of an end to the stalemate that followed the general election, with a move to form a government foreseen within days.

  • Europe's Economy Is Dead, Needs Central Bank CPR Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    An early peek this week at how the euro zone economy performed in April could cement the case for the next installment in monetary easing by the world's major central banks.

  • Hedge Funds Show No Fear Over Gold's Plunge Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    Hedge funds plowed new money into gold even after it posted a record loss last week, according to trading data that also showed inflows for many other commodities.

  • 'G.I. Joe' Blows Away the Box Office Competition Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

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

  • eBay Starts Massive Push Against Sales Tax Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    EBay CEO John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace in an unprecedented effort to change looming sales tax legislation.

  • China Earthquake Toll Rises as Rescuers Struggle Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Earthquake Hits China's Sichuan Province

    Rescuers struggled to reach a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years rose to 203 with almost 1,000 serious injuries.

  • Bernanke to Skip This Year's Jackson Hole Meeting Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 3:56 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will miss the annual Jackson Hole monetary policy symposium this year due to a scheduling conflict, skipping the prestigious event for the first time since taking the helm of the central bank in 2006.

  • The IMF Wants Even More Action to Boost Recovery Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.

  • G-20: Does the World Need Austerity? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

  • EU Promises Less Austerity as G20 Debates Debt Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    The euro zone will slow its budgetary belt-tightening to help reinvigorate economic growth, a top EU official said on Thursday.

  • Nokia Shares Tumble Despite Lumia Sales Pick Up Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:24 AM ET
    The Nokia Lumia 720

    Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia trimmed its losses in the first quarter, thanks to stronger Lumia smartphone sales.

  • Tesco Quits US as Profits Fall for First Time in 20 years Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, will exit its loss-making business in the United States, taking a $1.5 billion write-off.

  • Accounting Scandal Sinks Spain's Pescanova Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 1:22 AM ET

    Spanish fishing firm Pescanova shareholders' anger mounted over accounting failings and the chairman's undeclared sale of shares in the period leading up to insolvency proceedings.

  • Italy Raises Funding Target by 10% on Asian Demand Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    Italy has raised its debt issuance target for this year by nearly 10 percent and is hoping to tap demand from Asian investors to meet the goal, its head of debt management told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • France Finds Most Horsemeat in EU DNA Tests Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    France found more cases of illegal horsemeat in beef products than any other EU country, early results of DNA tests ordered in the wake of the scandal showed.

  • Designer Genes: Court to Decide on DNA Patents Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building.

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that calls into question whether DNA can be claimed as intellectual property, and remain off limits without the permission of the patent holder.

  • Don't Underestimate Germany's New Anti-Euro Party Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:27 AM ET
    Berlin, Germany

    The political establishment has dismissed Germany's new anti-euro party as a fear-mongering populist aberration that could implode even before a looming federal election.

  • Maduro Wins Venezuela's Election With 51% of Votes Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 9:58 PM ET

    Nicolas Maduro squeezed out a small-margin victory in Venezuela's presidential elections Sunday, securing the ruling socialist party's control over the oil-rich nation through 2019.

  • Fed Doves Say Relax--Inflation Not a Threat Yet Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    As grumbles about inflation risk grow louder, several Fed doves spoke out over the weekend, saying everyone relax -- we should watch inflation but it's not a huge risk just yet.