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Chrysler European Sales Good, Should Get Better

For the month of September, what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) sold a total of 67,743 vehicles in the European Union (EU) nations, up 6.1% compared with ...
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GM’s Europe Sales Continue to Drop

Car sales in Europe were decimated by the deep recession, which is not over in some countries, at least based on employment and gross domestic product. However, the very modest ...
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As Interest Rates Hit 2014 Lows, Fed Fund Futures See Later Rate Hikes

The financial markets just keep facing the same conundrum, over and over ... and over. The common belief has been for years now that interest rates would rise, perhaps handily, ...
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Ford Challenge: Are Europe Car Sales in Trouble Again?

When Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) set out its plans and projects for the next several years, one of the focuses was on Europe. Part of that focus was weakness ...
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Downside Risks to Global GDP Growth

Fitch Ratings' latest Global Economic Outlook forecasts that global growth will pick up in 2015 and 2016. Unfortunately, Fitch sees the risks being weighted to the downside. Growth in emerging ...
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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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