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GM Europe Sales Drop Sharply in August

The General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sales train wreck in Europe continued in August, which means the company may post another loss in the region for 2014 after decades of ...
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Google Implements ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Rules in Europe

Following the decision by the European Court of Justice in early May that individuals can ask Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) to remove links to certain documents that turn up in ...
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GM Europe Sales Fall Sharply

General Motors Co.'s (NYSE: GM) trouble in the United States continues to be joined by its battle for vehicle sales in Europe. While recalls in America have topped 17 million, ...
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U.K. Adds Illegal Drug Sales and Prostitution to GDP

When the United Kingdom reports its gross domestic product (GDP) for 2014 in September, the figure for the first time will include an estimate that covers the importation, production and ...
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EU Court Rules Privacy Undermines Google Search Results

In what is being characterized as a surprise decision, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that individuals can ask Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) to remove links to certain documents ...
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S&P Downgrades Gaggle of European Banks

Saying that a recent decision by the European Parliament calls into question government support of European banks, Standard & Poor's on Tuesday cut its outlook on 15 of the continent's ...
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Why NBG Should Like Greece’s Bond Sale But Didn’t

The capital markets have opened back up to Greece. The struggling, or very struggling, island nation in the eurozone (and one of the PIIGS), has tapped the capital markets for ...
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EU Car Sales Rise, but GM Lags

The ACEA, an automobile manufacturer's association that represents the 15 Europe-based vehicle makers, said on Tuesday that the demand for new passenger cars in the 28-nation European Union increased for ...
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Apple, Boeing: R&D Cheapskates?

In 2013 the United States spent more corporate money on research and development than any other country in the world. Of a total spending level of €538.8 billion (about $738.3 ...
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As U.S. Markets Closed on MLK Day, Asia Sputters, Europe in Limbo

The U.S. markets were closed on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Europe and Asia, however, were not closed. What was seen on Monday was a ...
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GM and Ford Suffer More Sales Declines in Europe

If General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) need success in Europe to round out whatever strength they have in Asia and the United States, then ...
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European Central Bank and Bank of England Deliver Duds

There has been talk in Europe that Mario Draghi might have make more noise about vigilant policy to prevent weakness from arising, but very few in the investor community were ...
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Euro Area Unemployment Stays High at 12.1%

If unemployment is at the foundation of measurements of national economic health, then the euro area and European Union remain crippled with little hope in sight for a recovery. According ...
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Merrill Lynch Top 10 EMEA Picks: ABB, Nokia, Barclays, BBVA, Diageo and More

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named its top 10 EMEA (Europe, Mid-East, Africa) picks as short-term stock recommendations for the first quarter of 2014. It turns out that most of ...
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Credit Rating Downgrade Puts EU on Par With U.S.

The United States has lived with a Standard & Poor's AA+ long-term credit rating for more than two years. That ratings cut was driven by the first threat of a U.S. ...
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