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World markets cheer Greek, Japanese news

World markets cheer Greek, Japanese news

European stocks moved sharply upward Tuesday amid speculation the European Union could provide additional aid for Greece, while Asian stocks rallied on strong manufacturing data from Japan.

Fiat to buy Treasury’s stake in Chrysler

Fiat to buy Treasury’s stake in Chrysler

Fiat will buy the remaining shares of Chrysler Group stock now held by the U.S. government, wrapping up the automaker’s 2009 bailout, a Treasury Department official confirmed Friday.

Dollar may be headed for a bounce

Dollar may be headed for a bounce

When the Fed closes the door on its latest stimulus, will that lift pressure on the battered dollar and jumpstart a sustained recovery for the greenback?

Yahoo tense and defensive about Alipay

Yahoo tense and defensive about Alipay

Yahoo’s annual meeting with financial analysts kicked off Wednesday on a tense note, as executives struggled to answer hardball questions about ongoing issues with Chinese Internet company Alibaba.

France’s Lagarde seeks IMF’s top spot

France’s Lagarde seeks IMF’s top spot

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde announced her bid Wednesday to become head of the International Monetary Fund, after its former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned in the wake of charges he tried to rape a hotel maid in New York.

Blue goo sucks up toxic waste

Blue goo sucks up toxic waste

Mopping up radioactive waste is messy work. Ever since an earthquake and a tsunami crippled Japanese nuclear power plants in March, cleanup crews have been struggling to decontaminate the area. Typically, this kind of work is performed with low-tech tools: soap, water, pads, brushes and old-fashioned elbow grease.

Dollar hits 2-month high against euro

Dollar hits 2-month high against euro

The dollar hit a two-month high against the euro Monday as a resurgence of concerns about Europe’s unsustainable debt levels and a possible slowdown in the continent’s economy took its toll.

China gets gold fever

China gets gold fever

China edged out India to become the world’s largest buyer of investment-grade gold products, according to a World Gold Council report.

Strauss-Kahn is granted bail

Strauss-Kahn is granted bail

A New York Supreme Court judge granted bail Thursday to former International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has been jailed on sexual abuse charges.

IMF acting director gets down to business

IMF acting director gets down to business

In his first comments since taking the helm of the International Monetary Fund, acting director John Lipsky urged policy makers Thursday to work together to strengthen the global economy.

Major security flaw found in Android phones

Major security flaw found in Android phones

A significant security hole has been discovered in Google’s Android operating system for smartphones, which can allow attackers to gain access to users’ personal information without their permission.