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  • According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

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    Swedish automaker Saab has a rosier future in the China market after several years of uncertainty and a slew of potential suitors. The Caixin reports.

  • Julian Assange

    WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and asked for asylum, officials said on Tuesday, in a last-ditch bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime accusations.

  • In case you're feeling short on bad news from the euro zone, this strategist is watching an ominous capital shift.

  • The Brookings Institution recently issued a report the compared per-capita gross domestic product and changes in employment data from 2010 to 2011 in 200 of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. The report found that these areas produced 48 percent of global output despite accounting for only 14 percent of the world’s population and employment.In other findings: Ninety percent of the fastest-growing economies were outside North America and western Europe; U.S. metropolitan areas outperformed t

    The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.

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    Chinese group Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile has made a fresh bid for Swedish carmaker Saab, which went bust in December, Swedish radio reported on Thursday, citing sources.

  • Businessman with crystal ball

    New GDP data will be released on Friday, and this strategist has a trading plan.

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    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

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    Latvia's largest bank is scrambling to contain a run among depositors gripped by fears of the bank's imminent collapse.

  • In 2011, Google was named the “Happiest Company in America” in an annual survey by job satisfaction–focused web resource CareerBliss.com. http://www.careerbliss.com/ Lately, however, Google’s looking a little blue: In the most recent survey, the Internet search engine company didn’t even make the top 50.Various industries made it onto the 2012 CareerBliss survey, including financial giants, utility companies, pharmaceutical corporations, and even the U.S. military. Retail and hospitality compani

    Various industries made it onto the 2012 CareerBliss list, the 50 Happiest Companies for America , including financial giants, utility companies, pharmaceutical corporations and even the U.S. military.

  • Man with wings

    Great new ideas are only the first link in a chain that includes government and corporate allies in an economy that supports risk.

  • Sweet Call on Swiss Franc

    Rebecca Patterson, J.P. Morgan Asset Management weighs in on safe haven currency plays.

  • Yes, the euro is struggling and Greece is a mess. Still. Time to look elsewhere for a fresh trading idea.

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    Swedish construction company Skanska is expanding to Romania, banking on growth potential and infrastructure needs in the European Union's newest member, Skanska Executive Vice President Roman Wieczorek told CNBC.com.

  • Tough talk from interest-rate hawks has sent the krona sharply higher. How much further can it go?

  • Kristianstad, Sweden

    Like the hopeful delegates in Cancun, officials in Kristianstad pledged a decade ago to power the city entirely from renewable resources by 2010 — without really knowing if it was possible or affordable.

  • Sweden's central bank has raised its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 1 percent due to expectations that inflation will increase as economic activity picks up.

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    Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, has publicly disclosed its profits for the first time in an effort to rid itself of a reputation of being highly secretive. The FT reports.

  • Swedish writer Camilla Lackberg.

    Camilla Lackberg has written seven blockbuster novels in her native Swedish but, until now, no one bothered to translate and publish any of them in the United States. And she has a tattooed, secretive, bisexual computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander to thank for it.

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    Sweden’s top banks are going their separate ways on the question of employee bonuses. The New York Times explains.