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  • SAP closes $4.51 billion Ariba acquisition Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- German business software maker SAP AG said Monday that it has closed its $4.51 billion acquisition of Ariba Inc., a maker of Web-based software that connects suppliers and buyers online.

  • News Summary: Xstrata board OKs Glencore merger Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:18 AM ET

    PAY DIRT: The board of Anglo-Swiss mining company Xstrata PLC is recommending shareholders accept merger terms with Swiss commodities trader Glencore PLC _ a deal that would create an industry behemoth with revenues around $175 billion. KING COAL: Xstrata is the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal and also produces copper, nickel and zinc.

  • US fines British Airways $250,000 over fare claims Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is fining British Airways up to $250,000 for advertising fares that didn't fully disclose taxes and fees that passengers must pay.

  • Brown vetoes Calif. domestic workers rights bill Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:11 AM ET

    Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections to an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies and house cleaners in California.

  • High court begins new term with human rights case Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities.

  • Suit Against Ex-Countrywide CEO to Be Held in Florida Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 5:46 PM ET

    A federal court has ruled that Florida's lawsuit against the former chief executive of Countrywide Financial should be tried in state court.

  • Orman: Why a Roth IRA Is Not a Roth 401(k) Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 1:40 PM ET
    Businessman

    I am loving connecting with thousands of you via Twitter. But what I am not loving is my growing sense that a lot of you are getting lousy financial advice.

  • Angry Words Fly at Citigroup Shareholders Meeting Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 3:40 PM ET
    Citigroup Center

    The anger was evident at Citigroup's annual meeting, where all nominated directors were elected but shareholders took turns at the microphone to object to how the bank has been operating.

  • Cuban-Americans Optimistic, Wary of New Cuba Rules Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 9:04 AM ET
    Fidel Castro

    Delsa Bernardo was ready to pop rolls in the oven at Yiya's Gourmet Cuban Bakery when she heard the news: After years of separation, she could finally visit her 80-year-old aunt in Cuba, any time she wanted.

  • Wal-Mart Stores Sales Rise, But Below Expectations Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Wal-Mart  stores says U.S. same-store sales rose 1.4 percent in March as consumers continued to hunt for bargains and bought necessities, such as groceries. But the results are below Wall Street expectations.

  • Venezuelans Vote in Tightly Contested Referendum Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 4:10 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Venezuelans voted in a tightly contested referendum Sunday on whether to allow left-wing President Hugo Chavez to stay in power for as long as he keeps winning elections or hand him his first defeat at the polls.

  • Chavez Ups The Ante Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 5:50 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    A constitutional referendum in Venezuela on Sunday is expected to significantly consolidate the power of President Hugo Chavez -- paving the way for a lifetime presidency and possibly an era of strong-man socialism -- but is not expected to fundamentally alter economic relations with the U.S., which are dominated by oil trade, analysts said Friday.

  • Schwarzenegger: California Fires to Hit Economy Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 9:55 PM ET

    Wildfires continued to burn out of control across Southern California for a third day on Tuesday as 500,000 people fled the San Diego area, and firefighters made a desperate stand to save a mountain town ringed by flames.

  • Sony Closes HQ Near San Diego Due to Fires Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

    The corporate headquarters of Sony Electronics has been closed Tuesday for the second day due to the wildfires ravaging Southern California.