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GENEVA (AP) — The man who directed online operations for Barack Obama's presidential campaign will advise the heads of European television on using the Internet and social networking to reach a mass
NEW YORK (AP) — First Niagara Financial Group Inc., parent of First Niagara Bank, said Tuesday it will acquire $4.2 billion in deposits and 57 branches in western Pennsylvania from National City
FRANKFURT (AP) — German automakers Daimler and BMW said a reluctance by consumers to spend on luxury autos trimmed first quarter sales — but Porsche reported an increase in Germany.Munich-based
NEW YORK (AP) — Regional wireless carrier MetroPCS Communications Inc. has a new feature designed to lure families getting rid of their landlines. The new service gives families one number that rings all their cell phones at once.Family members that pick up a call to this "GroupLINE" number are all...
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian oil drilling company has defaulted on $100 million in foreign debt, raising fears of more widespread defaults to foreign bondholders and lenders as the country struggles in
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday it will form two main research units after completing the buyout of Wyeth, focusing on traditional pharmaceuticals and cutting-edge biotechnology drugs.Pfizer
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials confirmed Tuesday they have asked Visa Europe to answer antitrust charges that its fees for cross-border card purchases violate EU rules.The European
LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC said Tuesday it has begun talks with unions over cutting up to 9,000 jobs globally over two years in a restructuring of its back-office operations.RBS —
HELSINKI (AP) — Fortum Corp. on Tuesday named a new chief executive and board chairman after a furor over compensations paid to company leaders caused resignations in the Finnish utility.Tapio Kuula,
NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. said Tuesday that it will set up shop at New York's LaGuardia Airport in June, the carrier's first entry into the major market.The move not only helps Southwest push into one of the country's busiest airports, but it also taps into budget-conscious travelers'...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is inviting bids to drill 20 oil wells in a prized oil field in southern Iraq that has yet to be developed.The state-run South Oil Co. has issued the tender on its Web site and
LONDON (AP) — World stock markets stumbled Tuesday as fresh concerns about banks and upcoming earnings results from U.S. companies led many investors to book profits following a strong global rally
SYDNEY (AP) — The government launched an ambitious plan Tuesday to make Australia one of the world's most wired countries, shunning private bids and announcing that a new state-controlled company
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Oil prices settled below $50 a barrel Tuesday as the energy markets tumbled with the stock markets amid growing doubts about corporate earnings and global energy