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Political turmoil in Italy and Spain is pushing the euro lower against the dollar.

Modified: 02/06/13 01:03:44 PM

Dell Inc. has agreed to be bought by an investment group headed by CEO and founder Michael Dell for a little more than $24 billion, the company said Tuesday morning.

Modified: 02/05/13 02:32:58 PM

One of the world's largest paper companies pledged Tuesday to stop its suppliers from cutting down natural forests in Indonesia, a move it hopes will help preserve the threatened habitats of rare animals such as orangutans and Sumatran tigers while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions released from carbon-rich peatland.

Modified: 02/05/13 02:28:07 PM

Research In Motion Ltd. is changing its name to BlackBerry as the Canadian company develops two new phones with a modern operating system called BlackBerry 10. RIM is counting on the new system to help with a turnaround. Here's a look at recent developments as the company struggles to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone and devices running Google's Android operating software.

Modified: 02/05/13 02:23:19 PM

Research In Motion Ltd. has designed the first two phones running the new BlackBerry 10 software. The Z10 came out in the U.K. last week and Canada on Tuesday, but it won't go on sale in the U.S. until mid-March. It will have a touch-screen keyboard. A model with a physical keyboard, the Q10, will not be available until later, further delaying a long-overdue makeover for the Canadian company and its once-pioneering product.

Modified: 02/05/13 02:13:03 PM

Research In Motion Ltd. has two new BlackBerry phones, including one released in Canada on Tuesday. They will run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Here's how the phones compare with Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III.

Modified: 02/05/13 02:08:04 PM

CRUDE CRUNCH: Oil and gas giant BP's fourth-quarter profit fell nearly 80 percent, dragged down by payouts related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP took a loss of $3.85 billion for its settlement of all federal criminal charges with the U.S. government.

Modified: 02/05/13 01:48:40 PM

Chinese phone maker Huawei and Microsoft are combining forces to sell a new smartphone in Africa, which they say is the world's fastest growing mobile phone market.

Modified: 02/05/13 03:08:27 PM

The largest U.S. electricity company said Tuesday it will permanently close a Florida nuclear power plant after botched repairs and use $835 million from an insurance settlement to refund consumers forced to pay for higher-cost replacement power.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:03:52 PM

Virgin Media Inc. has confirmed that it is in talks with Liberty Global Inc. over a possible takeover by the U.S. cable television giant.

Modified: 02/05/13 12:52:54 PM

Ferries set sail for Greek islands for the first time in a week Wednesday after the government invoked emergency powers to force striking seamen back to work and restore supplies to some of the country's most isolated populations.

Modified: 02/06/13 08:53:25 AM

Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded the Netherlands' outlook from stable to negative while reaffirming the country's AAA rating.

Modified: 02/05/13 12:22:51 PM
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