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Buyouts Top $35 Billion Led by Anheuser-Busch InBev Deal

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:40am
A race for a dwindling number of brewing assets in high-growth emerging markets is spurring beer makers to take full control of joint ventures to keep them out of the hands of competitors.

Stock index futures signal small rise at open

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 5:25am
Stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.17 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.22 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.28 percent ...

Analysis: Real estate bouncing back from investor pariah status

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 5:25am
Treated by many as a pariah after the U.S. subprime collapse triggered the 2007 global financial crisis, real estate is increasingly back in favor with insurance, pension and sovereign wealth funds. The ...

Euro zone inflation muted, joblessness hits new high

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 5:25am
Inflation in the euro zone remained steady for the third straight month in July, offering little comfort to consumers at a time when the number of people out of work continues to climb. Consumer prices ...

BP results show strain of Russia, U.S. spill

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:25am
BP Plc delivered the worst of a poor set of quarterly results among top oil companies on Tuesday, slashing $5 billion off the value of U.S. assets and undershooting expectations with its operating result. ...

Analysis: Loan cost divide highlights euro zone's problems

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:25am
Saara Merritt is excited. She and her husband have sold their house in a Helsinki suburb and taken out a cheap mortgage to buy a new, more spacious property back in her provincial hometown. At the other ...

ECB on course to act strongly or disappoint mightily

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:25am
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi must back up his pledge to do what it takes to protect the euro when the bank's policymakers meet on Thursday or else face deep disappointment from investors ...

Analysis: Jefferies poised for promotion into metals' top league

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:55am
U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group Inc is preparing to make its next big move into the global commodities markets, seeking membership on the London Metals Exchange and snapping up a team of free-agent ...

Shares rise on guarded stimulus hopes from ECB, Fed

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 1:05am
Asian shares rose on Tuesday on hopes for further stimulus from the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve, both of which hold policy meetings this week, but skepticism about the long-term ...

GM signs Man United deal day after marketing executive exit

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:50pm
The ouster of General Motors Co's global marketing chief is related to a hugely expensive sponsorship deal with England's Manchester United soccer club for which GM is paying twice as much as the team's ...

Jury selected in Apple, Samsung patent trial

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:35pm
An insurance agent, an unemployed video game enthusiast and a project manager for wireless carrier AT&T were among the 10 jurors selected to decide a high-stakes U.S. patent battle between Apple Inc and ...

Man Utd sets IPO terms, valued at as much as $3.3 billion

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:35pm
English soccer team Manchester United set the terms for its U.S. initial public offering on Monday saying it will offer 16.67 million shares at between $16 and $20 each, which values the club at $3.3 billion ...

Insight: ECB thinks the unthinkable, action likely weeks away

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:40pm
The European Central Bank is thinking the unthinkable to save the euro, including resuming its controversial bond-buying program and possibly even pursuing quantitative easing - in effect printing money. ...

Apple, Samsung patent trial kicks off, billions at stake

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:40pm
Jury selection began on Monday in a high-stakes U.S. patent battle between Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the culmination of more than a year of pretrial jousting with billions of dollars in ...

Interim Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn leaves company

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:40pm
Ross Levinsohn is leaving Yahoo, two weeks after the company announced he lost out on the top job to Google executive Marissa Mayer, the company said in a filing. Levinsohn will leave the company effective ...

JPMorgan Chase fails to end mortgage modification lawsuit

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:40pm
A federal judge rejected JPMorgan Chase & Co's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of misleading thousands of cash-strapped homeowners nationwide about modifying their mortgages. U.S. District Judge Richard ...

GM signs Man United deal day after marketing executive exit

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:40pm
General Motors Co signed a sponsorship deal with Manchester United on Monday after rewording the terms negotiated with the popular English soccer club by the U.S. automaker's ousted global marketing chief. ...

Morgan Stanley rejiggers brokerage regions, cuts four top jobs

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:40pm
Morgan Stanley has eliminated four regional manager jobs in a reorganization of its brokerage joint venture that trims the number of regions, the second time in eight months it has reduced its manager ...

German investors hit in multi-million dollar ponzi scheme

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:40pm
Prosecutors in Mannheim, Germany said they have evidence that 1,295 investors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland lost at least $37 million in a pyramid scheme allegedly run by a German man arrested ...

ECB on Course to Act Strongly or Disappoint Mightily

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 5:25pm
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi must back up his pledge to do what it takes to protect the euro when the bank's policymakers meet on Thursday or else face deep disappointment from investors.