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  • Greek farmer blockades pile pressure on government

    Greek farmers protesting against pension reforms heighten highway and border protests around the country

  • Forget Tinder, Tesco has a new way for us to find The One

    Every multinational retailer’s favourite celebration of love is coming up. But if you’re still on the hunt for that special someone to share Valentine’s Day with, forget Tinder and other dating apps.

  • Portugal boosts govt's TAP airline stake to 50%

    Portugal's new anti-austerity government pledged to bring TAP back under state control

  • Obama seeks to double US funds for clean energy research

    Barack Obama speaks with Commander Col Ronald Jolly as he visits a solar array at Hill Air Force Base in Utah on April 3, 2014

  • UK Could Host Google Driverless Car Trials

    Transport bosses are in "active discussions" with Google about trialling driverless cars in the UK. The technology giant's cars have never been tested extensively outside of the US - but London officials are hoping to bring them to the capital. Deputy mayor for transport Isabel Dedring said her office had spoken to Google …

  • Is this Twitter's biggest change yet? @ City A.M. - 3 hours ago
    Is this Twitter's biggest change yet?

    Jack Dorsey has shown he’s not afraid of making changes. Since he retook the helm at Twitter last October, the firm has axed favs, replacing them with likes, and could be binning its unique 140-character limit. Reports in Buzzfeed suggest Twitter is planning to roll out an algorithmic timeline as early as next week.

  • Deadly 6.4 magnitude quake hits Taiwan @ City A.M. - 4 hours ago
    Deadly 6.4 magnitude quake hits Taiwan

    An earthquake has killed at least seven people in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, bringing a 16-storey building down and leaving dozens still feared trapped in the rubble. Some 400 rescue workers are still trying to reach people stuck in the destruction of the wake of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, which hit the city …

  • Here’s what’s happening in Dublin for the Chinese New Year

    The annual festival is back in the capital from today until 21 February.

  • Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit

    Sri Lanka enjoyed a blistering economic growth rate averaging more than 8.0% for two years after a prolonged civil war ended in 2009, but the pace of expansion has since slowed, falling to 4.8% in the ...

  • Super Bowl 50 commercials aim to leave us laughing

    NFL championship spectacles such as Super Bowl 50 are the rare moments when Americans come together as a nation, with a record 114.4 million US viewers tuned in last year

  • Argentina in 'breakthrough' offer to creditors

    Argentina's Finance Secretary Luis Caputo speaks with the media while exiting the office of US mediator Daniel Pollack, in New York on January 13, 2016

  • Argentina in 'breakthrough' offer to creditors

    Argentina's Finance Secretary Luis Caputo speaks with the media while exiting the office of US mediator Daniel Pollack, in New York on January 13, 2016

  • US jobs data spurs selloff amid Fed rate hike fears

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on February 5, 2016

  • The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking website for people in professional occupations, is pictured in Mountain View

    The rout in the stock cost LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman about $1.2 billion based on his 11.1 percent stake in the company he co-founded, according to Reuters calculations. At least nine brokerages downgraded the stock to "hold" from "buy", saying the company's lofty valuation was no longer justified. "With a lower growth …

  • Argentina in 'breakthrough' offer to creditors

    Argentina's Finance Secretary Luis Caputo speaks with the media while exiting the office of US mediator Daniel Pollack, in New York on January 13, 2016

  • US Jobless Rate Falls But Hiring Slows Down

    The US unemployment rate fell to 4.9% last month but the pace of hiring slowed as the economy added just 151,000 net new jobs.

  • LinkedIn shares dive on weak forecast

    LinkedIn shares plunged more than 40 percent after a weak outlook from the career-focused social network fueled fears of a slowdown

  • HSBC to pay $601 mn for shoddy US mortgage practices

    British banking giant HSBC is to pay more than $600 million to US authorities for its abusive mortgage lending and foreclosure practices in the housing market

  • US jobless rate falls to 4.9% but hiring slows in January

    The US jobs machine generated just 151,000 net new positions last month, a sharp downshift from the average 271,000 new jobs over the previous two months

  • LinkedIn shares dive on weak forecast

    LinkedIn shares plunged more than 40 percent after a weak outlook from the career-focused social network fueled fears of a slowdown

  • Market volatility to continue as emerging markets pay off debt

    The volatility that has rocked financial markets since the start of the year is likely to continue, the ‘bank for central banks’ has warned. The strength of the dollar is leading many emerging market economies to start paying off their dollar debts – deleveraging – in response to the strengthening of the dollar. Jaime …

  • Apple asks top US court to reject Samsung appeal

    Apple has asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss Samsung's appeal in the blockbuster patent case between the two smartphone giants

  • French vintners left pink-faced over fake rose wine

    Contrary to popular misconception, rose wine is not made by mixing white and red wine, a practice which is frowned upon by most producers

  • HSBC Agrees $470m US Mortgage Settlement

    HSBC has agreed a $470m (£325m) settlement with US authorities over its mortgage activities ahead of the financial crisis. Kathy Madison, chief executive of HSBC Finance, said: "We are pleased to have reached this settlement and believe it is a positive result that benefits American homeowners and the US housing indus …

  • LinkedIn Shares Plunge 40% On Global Squeeze

    LinkedIn shares plunged by as much as 43% in Friday trading after it reported lower than expected revenue and profit forecasts - blaming the world economic slowdown. Its share price fell more than 25% in unofficial late trading then collapsed when Wall Street opened for business on Friday. Finance director Steve Sordello …

  • Rothesay Serves Up £8bn Aegon Takeover

    A pensions vehicle backed by Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS-PB - news) is in advanced talks to buy a £8bn annuity book in a deal that would rank among the industry's biggest-ever deals. Sky News has learnt that Rothesay Life entered exclusive discussions in recent days to acquire a major chunk of assets from Aegon UK, the Dutch-owned …

  • European, US stocks softer on mixed US jobs data

    Japanese stocks fell into the red on February 5, 2016, as the stronger yen hit exporters

  • Here's what got us talking this week @ City A.M. - 20 hours ago
    Here's what got us talking this week

    Bank share prices spent the week in decidedly wobbly territory, with Credit Suisse becoming the latest lender to post very disappointing results. It's not the only one, though - banks' share prices have plummeted across the board this year. The poor figures led to bonuses at Credit Suisse being cut.

  • European markets end the week lower @ City A.M. - 20 hours ago
    European markets end the week lower

    After another tumultuous week on the markets, the FTSE 100 it 0.86 per cent lower, at 5,848 points, after weak US jobs data weighed on global markets.

  • ArcelorMittal to mine stock market after massive loss

    ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker reported a net loss of $7.95 billion for 2015, more than four times the previous year's net loss of $1.86 billion in 2014

  • Apple users rage over iPhone killer "Error 53"

    Thousands of outraged Apple users claim their iPhone 6 handsets have been rendered permanently useless by a dreaded “Error 53” message, locked down because of third-party repairs to the TouchID system. Apple has confirmed that the “Error 53” issue, reported by the Guardian this morning, was purposefully developed as a …

  • European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College

    The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.

  • S&P puts Syngenta on negative watch after ChemChina bid

    Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has placed Syngenta on negative watch, following the Swiss pesticide and seed giant's acceptance of a $43bn (£29.7bn) bid from China state-owned firm ChemChina. S&P said it's placed Syngenta's "A+" long-term credit rating and "A-1" short-term credit rating on negative watch, …

  • US jobless rate falls to 4.9% but hiring slowed in January

    The downshift pace of hiring, in the United States after averaging 271,000 new jobs over the previous two months, was fresh evidence of the US economy hitting a soft patch

  • US trade deficit grows in 2015 as exports weaken

    The US trade gap widened 4.6 percent from a year ago to $531.5 billion as the fall in exports outpaced the decline in imports

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