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  • Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop @ BBC News - 29 minutes ago
    Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop

    US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.

  • German unions and public employers agreed on a two-stage pay rise of more than 4 percent for state workers late on Saturday, in a further wage agreement that is expected to boost private spending in Europe's largest economy this year. German unions have been emboldened after IG Metall, the country's biggest trade union, …

  • China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan warned on Sunday that the country needs to be vigilant for signs of deflation and said policymakers were closely watching slowing global economic growth and declining commodity prices. Zhou's comments are likely to add to concerns that China is in danger of slipping into deflation …

  • Ruble bounce rare ray of sunshine for crisis-hit Russian economy

    People prepare a sled in the shape of a Russian ruble coin during the Winter Sledge festival in St. Petersburg, on February 1, 2015

  • Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas

    European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of anticipation and angst as it will allow them to serve growing demand in emerging markets, but could ...

  • After weeks of ugly threats and stalling tactics from both sides, Athens is approaching crunch time in deciding its economic fate

  • Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua

    Antigua sees revival of natural remedies

  • The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device

  • VIDEO: Life-saving knitters @ BBC News - 9 hours ago
    VIDEO: Life-saving knitters

    An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.

  • Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency' @ BBC News - 9 hours ago
    Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'

    Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising ...

  • Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud

    Dozens of Brazilian firms, including industrial companies and banks, are under investigation amid allegations they paid $5.9 billion in bribes to tax officials, police said

  • Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing ...

  • Best Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company also announced Saturday that it will close 66 of its Future ...

  • A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp. is asking state regulators to grant an exception to the amount of natural gas companies are permitted to burn off at 140 of its oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties. ...

  • Single currency area must become a "United States of Europe" in order to secure its future, says manager of world's largest bond fund

  • An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top ...

  • Best Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company also announced Saturday that it will close 66 of its Future ...

  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining table. Friends linked arm-in-arm on a Cuban beach. Men in suits and ...

  • Who claims what property seized in Cuba? Facts and figures

    Soon after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island's economy. But a look at long-unsettled ...

  • Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has described in his first public remarks from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. Badawi was arrested in 2012 for offences including insulting Islam, cyber crime …

  • Make the most of your 2014/15 tax allowances by April 5

  • U.S.-based electronics retail giant Best Buy Co. is closing its 131 Future Shop stores across Canada and will re-open 65 of them under the Best Buy banner in a bid to bolster business. Company spokesman ...

  • The Vivendi logo is pictured at the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate headquarters in Paris

    Vivendi (VIV.PA) has traded blows with activist investor PSAM over the fund's bid for a larger payout from the French media group, with Vivendi warning the fund could be in breach of the law and the fund accusing it of attempting to intimidate it. PSAM, or P. Schoenfeld Asset Management, which says it owns 0.8 percent …

  • Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator ...

  • The three institutions or troika representing Greece's official creditors expect Athens could miss its goal of a primary budget surplus this year, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday citing a source within the group of lenders. It added Greece's financial situation had worsened since January due to a lack …

  • A group calling itself the Nigerian Cyber Army hacked into and shut down the electoral commission's website on Saturday, warning officials not to rig the presidential election as accreditation for voting in the poll was under way. The Independence Electoral Commission (INEC) said in a tweet that it was aware of the hack …

  • China Construction Bank net profits climbs 6%

    China Construction Bank, the nation's second largest lender by assets, says net profit rose 6% in 2014 from a year earlier

  • The Netherlands intends to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank , Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Saturday, becoming the latest U.S. ally to seek membership in the China-led institution despite ...

  • Poland's state airline LOT says it has ordered at least two authorized crew members in the cockpit at all times on all flights, effective immediately. LOT said it introduced the measure Friday night, on ...

  • Cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc aims to overtake SAP in terms of sales on the German company's home market in the coming years, the Europe chief of Salesforce told a German magazine. "We want to become the biggest software company in Germany by sales," weekly Wirtschafts Woche quoted Joachim Schreiner as saying, …

  • Proposals made to the Mongolian government by global mining giant Rio Tinto (Xetra: 855018 - news) last November to restart the long-delayed Oyu Tolgoi copper mine were the firm's "best and final offer" and won't be changed, Rio's chief executive said. Rio submitted the proposals to resolve some outstanding issues, including …

  • GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 07:03 GMT
    GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama

    With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health ...

  • After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 07:03 GMT
    After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget

    Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern. The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland ...

  • Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 06:52 GMT
    Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

    Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree. The free throw allowed the top-seeded Blue Devils to cover a 5-point spread ...

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