12/13/2012 4:42amBritain's government has given the go-ahead to resume fracking _ the controversial practice of drilling for gas trapped in shale _ in the U.K..
12/13/2012 7:12amTop central banks are extending their arrangements to swap dollars and other currencies to make sure banks have the money they need.
12/13/2012 8:00amFlight attendants at Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways are threatening to withhold food, alcohol and even smiles from passengers during the Christmas holidays over a pay dispute, a union official said Thursday.
12/13/2012 8:16amOPEC does not see increased U.S. oil output as a threat to its interests but is skeptical about current forecasts on the boom of American shale oil production, a senior official of the 12-nation cartel said Thursday.
12/13/2012 9:31amSTOCK SPAT: A mounting dispute between Washington and Beijing over access to records of Chinese companies with U.S.-traded shares might force major corporate names such as oil giant PetroChina and search engine Baidu to withdraw from American stock exchanges.
12/13/2012 9:34amFLYING HIGHER: U.S. airlines will lead a recovery in the global sector's profits next year, mainly thanks to cost cuts and restructuring taken to address weak economic growth, the industry's trade group said.
12/13/2012 9:44amMost company websites with a strong visual sales component find Pinterest a good fit for business, but with a little ingenuity, any type of business can find success.
12/13/2012 9:54amThis Christmas travel season could be the busiest in six years, with AAA predicting that 93.3 million Americans will hit the road. That's 1.6 percent more than last year and just 400,000 people shy of the 2006 record.
12/13/2012 10:04amShares of rooftop solar installer SolarCity surged Thursday in their market debut after the offer priced well below its original expectations.
12/13/2012 10:12amIn a whirlwind of decision-making, ministers from the European Union's 27 countries agreed Thursday on the foundation of a fully-fledged banking union and approved billions of euros in bailout loans for Greece that will prevent it from going bankrupt. Both decisions are vital in bringing calm to crisis-hit Europe and strengthening the region against any further financial shocks.
12/13/2012 10:14amON THE RADAR: A Senate Committee was expected to approve legislation to close a loophole that allows cyberstalking apps to operate secretly on a cellphone and transmit the user's location.
12/13/2012 10:23amMajor central banks acted Thursday to try to shore up confidence in the global financial system by extending a program that makes it easier for banks to borrow U.S. dollars.
12/13/2012 10:31amIn 2008, Queen Elizabeth II asked academics why no one saw the financial crisis coming. On Thursday, she finally got an answer.
12/13/2012 10:42amCanada's Research In Motion says the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will launch a pilot program with its smartphones using its new operating system BlackBerry 10, likely in January.
12/13/2012 11:09amBuying a home in Berlin is widely viewed as one of the safest investments a German, or any European, can make.
12/13/2012 11:15amEncana Corp. and a subsidiary of China's state-owned PetroChina have entered into a joint venture agreement to explore and develop shale natural gas in Alberta.
12/13/2012 11:26amThe Standard & Poor's rating agency has put Britain's AAA long-term credit rating on negative watch because of fears that economic growth over the next two years could be weaker than forecast.
12/13/2012 12:16pmBUYING BOOM: Home prices in Germany's largest cities are booming. Building permits and home ownership rates are climbing fast. And the percentage of foreigners snapping up second homes in Germany is on the rise.
12/13/2012 12:20pmTalk about a smoke break.
12/13/2012 12:35pmHOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Anti-virus software founder John McAfee arrived in Miami Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala.
12/13/2012 2:33pmALL IN: Sprint Nextel is offering to buy 49 percent of Clearwire, a wireless network operator, for $2.1 billion. It already owns the rest.
12/13/2012 2:39pmSTOCKPILES RISE: U.S. businesses stockpiles grew 0.4 percent in October from September, the Commerce Department said. But sales fell 0.7 percent.
12/13/2012 2:45pmGM PICKUPS: General Motors unveiled new versions of its full-size pickups Thursday. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra go on sale as early as this spring. It's the trucks' first major revamp since 2007, and should help GM compete with newer trucks from Ford and Chrysler.
12/13/2012 2:49pmRETURN TRIP: A Google Map app for the iPhone was released Wednesday, much to the relief of people frustrated with the navigation system that Apple Inc. built into the latest version of the mobile operating system that came out nearly three months ago. The Apple maps that replaced Google's technology misplaced landmarks and gave bad directions.
12/13/2012 2:55pmGeneral Motors is giving its big pickups a much-needed makeover.
12/13/2012 3:05pmCHANGING OF THE BOARD: Yahoo Inc. named PayPal co-founder Max Levchin as a director Thursday and ushered out board members Intuit Inc. CEO Brad Smith and Weather Channel CEO David Kenny.
12/13/2012 3:16pmFederal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend, and a network of friends and family cashed in on insider information to make $11 million.
12/13/2012 3:29pmExchange-traded funds remain relative upstarts compared with mutual funds. But they're leading the race for investors' assets, on Main Street as well as Wall Street.
12/13/2012 3:39pmThe "fiscal cliff" debate is splitting the business community over taxes, driving a wedge between two natural Republican allies.
12/13/2012 3:47pmASSET GROWTH: It's been another big year for exchange-traded funds. ETFs attracted more than $150 billion in net deposits through November. ETF assets have more than doubled over the past three years, reaching $1.3 trillion.
12/13/2012 8:38pmA mounting dispute between Washington and Beijing over access to records of Chinese companies with U.S.-traded shares might force major corporate names such as oil giant PetroChina and search engine Baidu to withdraw from American stock exchanges.
12/13/2012 10:47pmAn automaker owned by South Korea's Unification Church says it's quitting its joint venture with North Korea.
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