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Features by Christopher Werth

Saab in talks with Chinese-Japanese auto buyer

Bankrupt Swedish carmaker Saab may have found a buyer. There are reports National Electric Vehicles Sweden, a company backed by investors in Japan and Hong Kong, may close a deal.
Posted In: Saab, GM, auto market

Spain's bailout: Good idea or moral hazard?

Now that Spain has received a favorable bailout deal, will other countries in Europe expect the same?
Posted In: bank bailout, Europe debt crisis, spain, Greece

How to outsmart a password hacker

Following the theft of 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn along with hacks at the dating site eHarmony and the music site Last.FM, we get advice from an industry insider on how to protect yourself -- tell a lie.
Posted In: linkedin, hackers, passwords

Euro crisis tests role of ECB

There was no cut in interest rates from the European Central Bank today, but some would like the ECB to take action soon.
Posted In: ECB, Europe debt crisis, interest rates, Mario Draghi

Indian slum becomes hot property

In Mumbai, the square-mile area known as Dharavi has a million residents and myriad small businesses, but authorities plan to redevelop the slum.
Posted In: India, Dharavi, Slum Village

Queen's Diamond Jubilee brings joy and complaints

Britain is marking Queen Elizabeth’s 60-year reign, but some complain the celebrations and extra public holidays cost too much in a recession.
Posted In: england, monarchy, Queen, royal, Queen Elizabeth II

Companies delay IPO due to Facebook, Euro crisis

Yesterday discount travel website Kayak announced it’s putting off going public. In the UK, luxury jeweler Graff Diamonds has made a similar move, and today Formula One announced it’s shelving its IPO.
Posted In: IPO, Facebook, Europe debt crisis

GM signs deal to sponsor Manchester United

General Motors announced today a major Chevrolet sponsorship deal with the popular English soccer team, Manchester United.
Posted In: GM, Sports, soccer, advertising

European Commission recommends banking union

The European Commission has recommended today that banks in the eurozone create a union to help regulate and bolster failing banks.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, European Commission

Government debt costs soar in Spain, slump in U.S.

Spain now pays more than 6.6 percent on its 10-year bonds. The U.S. pays just over 1.6 percent. Eurozone debt, however, may yet hurt both sides of the Atlantic.
Posted In: bonds, italy, Europe debt crisis

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