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GermanIFO-012615.jpg German business confidence improved for a third straight month in January to a six-month high as expectations of firms and current assessment brightened in January, results of the IfO business climate survey showed Monday. The business confidence index rose to 106.7 in January from 105.5 in December, exceeding the 106.4 reading expected by economists. It was the highest score since July 2014.

wallstreet-101008_26Jan15.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open Monday's session lower, extending the lackluster mood from last Friday. Weighing on the risk sentiment, the results of the Greek snap election, which has given substantial inroads to the left-leaning Syriza party, which is widely expected to...

Obama-republic-day-012615.jpg President Barack Obama, opening a new path of co-operation, attended India's 66th Republic Day celebration and the grand parade in New Delhi. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed President Obama and Michelle Obama to Rajpath, the main venue of the spectacular and colorful parade, showcasing the defense strength of India.

AerLingus-012615.jpg Irish airline Aer Lingus Group Plc. (AERL.L) Monday confirmed that it has received a revised proposal from International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (IAG.L, BAIRY.PK, BAY.L), and that its board is considering the new offer. The revised offer values each Aer Lingus share at 2.55 euros, comprising...

wallstreet2-103112_23Jan15.jpg Stocks moved mostly lower over the course of the trading day on Friday after trending higher over the course of the four previous sessions. The major averages turned in a mixed performance, however, as strength in the tech sector contributed to a modest gain by the Nasdaq.

Arena_23Jan15.jpg Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Friday that the Democratic Party will hold its national convention the week of July 25, 2016.

crudeoil-121114_23Jan15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended sharply lower Friday, on a significant strengthening of the dollar and continued oversupply concerns after a weekly official oil report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration yesterday showed crude stockpiles in the U.S. to have surged to an 80-year high. Earlier today,...

MarcoRubio-012415.jpg While an official announcement is not expected for several weeks, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has reportedly begun taking concrete steps toward launching a campaign for president in 2016.

gold01_05Apr12_23Jan15.jpg Gold futures ended modestly lower on Friday, on some mixed global economic data with the dollar trending sharply higher even as the euro slipped significantly after the European Central Bank announced a massive, larger than expected monetary stimulus yesterday. Gold jumped to 5-month highs just above...

EricSchmidt-Google-012315.jpg Google Inc.'s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has predicted that the Internet will soon become so prevalent in everyday life that it will virtually 'disappear'. At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the Web. 'I will...

Obama-3-012315.jpg President Barack Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli Prime Minister's visit to the U.S. in March, the White House announced Thursday. National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said Obama's decision not to meet with Netanyahu reflects Israel's upcoming elections.

apple-watch-battery-012315.jpg Apple will unveil its Apple Watch with a battery that may last only 2.5 to 4 hours on very active use, according to a report in 9to5mac. "People with knowledge of the Apple Watch's development have provided us with the specific performance targets Apple wants to achieve for the Apple Watch battery,...

Cadillac-012315.jpg Cadillac, the luxury car unit of General Motors Co. (GM) has revealed plans to redesign some of its dealerships into boutique-style stores, which would feature highly trained staff and luxury amenities. Speaking at the Washington, D.C. Auto Show, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen detailed plans...

BMW-Volkswagen-012315.jpg BMW and Volkswagen AG have joined together to create express charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the U.S. East and West Coasts in order to help meet the large and growing demand for convenient, publicly available electric vehicle fast chargers. The two German automakers have also partnered...

Jackma-012315.jpg Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA), Friday said he is not worried about the slowing economic growth in China. Ma, China's richest man, was speaking at a seminar hosted by Charlie Rose at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ma explained that China...

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