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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.
May 18, 2011
Citizens of South Africa are voting today in local elections. These elections are expected to come down over issues of poverty, and not the traditional issue of race.
May 17, 2011
Russian state oil company Rosneft is dropping out of a deal with BP, leaving BP's investors concerned over the company's leadership.
May 13, 2011
The wine and spirits arm of France's LVMH luxury group announced yesterday it's planning its first vineyard in China to produce a premium sparkling wine.
May 12, 2011
British fashion designer John Galliano is scheduled to go on trial June 22 for allegedly making public anti-semitic remarks.
May 11, 2011
After Osama bin Laden's death, many American politicians are reevaluating the U.S.'s roll in funding counter-terrorism efforts in Pakistan.