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China manufacturing
China December Manufacturing Index Falls to 7-month Low
"The manufacturing slowdown continues in December and points to a weak ending for 2014," according to Qu Hongbin, HSBC's chief economist for China.
Boeing headquarters
Boeing Raises Dividend, Replaces Share Repurchase Plan
With the latest dividend hike, Boeing's regular dividend has increased 88% over the past two years.
GM Ignition-switch Death Toll Rises to 42
GM Ignition-switch Death Toll Rises to 42
As of Friday, there were four more deaths eligible for compensation than a week earlier, said Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney in charge of the independent compensation fund set up by GM after recalling 2.6 million cars over the ignition-switch problem since February.
Saudi to Build Africa's Tallest Skyscraper in Morocco
Saudi to Build Africa's Tallest Skyscraper in Morocco
"We chose Morocco because it is the gateway to Africa and Europe, a modern country and politically stable," project manager Amede Santalo said.
Halliburton slashes 1,000 Jobs
Halliburton Slashes 1,000 Jobs
The layoffs will take place in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia, but jobs in the Americas will not be affected.
GM Plans $3.6 Billion Expansion of Mexico Operations
GM Plans $3.6 Billion Expansion of Mexico Operations
General Motors announces a plan to invest $3.6 billion over four years to expand and modernize four Mexico plants.
Microsoft Lets US Shoppers Pay With Bitcoin
Microsoft Lets US Shoppers Pay With Bitcoin
Microsoft began today letting US shoppers at its online Windows Store pay with digital currency Bitcoin.
Risk in Unregulated US Drones Says Pilot Association
Risk in Unregulated US Drones Says Pilot Association
The Federal Aviation Administration has yet to come up with a dedicated set of rules for low-flying drones under 55 pounds -- a category that includes consumer models.
US Retail Sales Up, Jobless Claims Down
Retail sales in November added a solid 0.7% from the previous month to $449.3 billion. Jobless claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, were 294,000 for the week to December 6, down 3,000 from a week earlier.
Detroit
Detroit Emerges from Bankruptcy
Detroit exited bankruptcy Wednesday, offering hopes of renewal for the troubled former industrial hub.
Mass Protest in Dublin Against New Austerity Measure
The Irish economy has recovered strongly since exiting an EU-IMF bailout last December but many people have yet to feel the benefits with unemployment still well above 10%.
Harald Krueger
BMW Appoints New CEO
German top-of-the-range carmaker BMW (IW 1000/37) announced a shake-up at its helm Tuesday, appointing a new chief executive and proposing a new head of the supervisory board.
BP Restructuring as Oil Prices Plunge
The company has been hit hard in recent months by plunging oil prices, which have collapsed by more than 40% since June to strike five-year low points this week.
Canada Says It Will Curb Oil-Sector Emissions Only When US Does
Canada Says It Will Curb Oil-Sector Emissions Only When US Does
Canada will only impose regulations to cut carbon emissions from its oil and gas sector if and when the United States moves to do the same, the prime minister said today.
US Class-Action Lawsuit Adds to Petrobras Woes
US Class-Action Lawsuit Adds to Petrobras Woes
A US class-action investors lawsuit filed against Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras accuses the company of failing to disclose "a culture of corruption" that has sent shares plunging.
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