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May 30, 2011
The French Finance Minister, Christine Lagarde, is in Brazil today in an effort to win support for her bid to head up the International Monetary Fund
May 27, 2011
Japan's consumer prices rose for the first time in over two years in April, due in part to natural disasters and increased fuel prices. But economists say there are some benefits to the news.
May 26, 2011
The leaders of eight of the world's wealthiest nations have much to discuss at their annual meeting this week, including emerging democracies, nuclear safety and even the Internet. But any statements or pledges that come out of the meeting are not guaranteed, due to a lack of policy enforcement.
May 25, 2011
Fifty years ago, David Austin combined the old English Rose with modern roses to create a fuller, more fragrant flower. Now, David Austin Jr. is working to protect what is essentially his family's intellectual property rights.
May 24, 2011
The world's most powerful Internet titans, including heads from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, are meeting in Paris for a two-day summit hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
May 23, 2011
France's foreign minister is the current favorite to take over as head of the IMF, but with Mexico's nomination of their central bank chief, some emerging economies are pushing for better representation.
May 23, 2011
Iceland's authorities closed the country's main airports following a volcanic eruption. Last year, a similar eruption grounded flights for days, and that took a big bite of the airline industry's bottom line.
May 20, 2011
London's summer Olympics are more than a year away, but ticket requests are already flooding in to see Jamaican champion Usain Bolt. But with many tickets going automatically to sponsors, fans may not get to see the event.
May 19, 2011
Japan's economy shrank in the first quarter, pushing the country back into recession. Production and consumer spending were hit by the March earthquake and tsunami.