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Tech field to 'fully recover’ from Japan by fall

Tech field to 'fully recover’ from Japan by fall

The violent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan earlier this year severely rattled the technology industry’s supply chain and pushed back the launch dates of several new devices. But an end is in sight: A new report predicts that the industry will be completely back up and running in about two months.

Greek Parliament taking austerity vote

Greek Parliament taking austerity vote

Thousands of protesters descended on Athens, some clashing with police, as Greece’s Parliament prepared to vote Wednesday on whether to accept more austerity measures to win the last tranche of a bailout from their European neighbors.

Greece austerity: Cure or poison?

Greece austerity: Cure or poison?

Riots have erupted in Athens once again, as the Greeks — already burdened by the most severe austerity measures in Europe — protest the next potential wave of belt-tightening in the ongoing debt crisis.

The best smartphone stock? Not Apple

The best smartphone stock? Not Apple

If you are looking to invest in a smartphone maker, your choices at first seem limited to Apple and a bevy of also-rans that are taking turns auditioning for the dubious distinction of becoming the next Palm.

Austerity sparks riots in Athens

Austerity sparks riots in Athens

Protests turned violent Tuesday in Greece as police fired tear gas in Athens to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators who had taken to the streets to voice their objection to austerity measures.

IMF near decision on new director

IMF near decision on new director

The International Monetary Fund was expected to vote on a new managing director as early as Tuesday to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was arrested in New York last month on sexual assault charges.

Obama’s desperate SPR oil play

Obama’s desperate SPR oil play

Four reasons are emerging for President Obama’s surprise decision Thursday to release 30 million barrels of oil from the nation’s strategic reserve — economic stimulus; a looming supply shortage; a wake up call to OPEC; and a warning shot to speculators in the oil market.

Brewing a better beer for Africa

Brewing a better beer for Africa

A guy walks into a bar and orders a pint of beer. But this isn’t a pub in London or a sports bar in Milwaukee — it’s a watering hole in Uganda. And the beer, from the same company that brews Miller, is made from sorghum, a grain common to Africa. For centuries, Africa’s slum dwellers have scored cheap buzzes by fermenting local crops like banana, pineapple and palm into home brews, some of which is so toxic it sends…

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World stocks rally on Greece plan, China

World stocks rally on Greece plan, China

World markets rallied Friday after the so-called Troika – the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank – reached an agreement with Greek authorities on a belt-tightening plan for the economy.

U.S. to release oil from strategic reserve

U.S. to release oil from strategic reserve

The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday it will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to alleviate Libyan supply disruptions — driving already sinking prices lower.