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Analysis: Consumer Spending Back to Normal? Not So Fast

By Phil Wahba and Dhanya Skariachan NEW YORK (Reuters) - As U.S. retailers get ready to box up their Christmas decorations after a better-than-expected holiday...

Bargain hunters get dose of sales fever

By KIRAN CHUG They were expecting car park wars, a battle for the biggest bargains and queues at the checkouts, but Boxing Day bargain hunters...

Business year in review: Adding up the costs of failure

By Tim Hunter You could call it a year of reckoning, a calling to account. Like Icarus, who flew too close to the sun, we...

Bus drivers strike over Bolivian gasoline prices

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA Bus drivers have gone on strike across Bolivia to protest a sudden sharp jump in gasoline and diesel prices. Most stores have...

India extends export ban on pulses until further order

NEW DELHI: India, the world's biggest producer and consumer of pulses, has extended ban on pulses exports until further order, farm minister Sharad Pawar...

NYMEX-Crude rises on heating demand, down dollar

U.S. crude futures slightly higher in thin trade * Heating oil demand, weaker dollar support prices * U.S. Northeast digging out from blizzard * Coming up: U.S....

EU Needs Watchdog to Study Foreign Takeovers, Handelsblatt Says

By Andreas Cremer The European Union may need to set up a watchdog to study foreign takeover bids to help protect its industrial companies against...

Abandoned wine growers taking new approach

By BERNARD CARPINTER - The Dominion Post A wine company with just one employee is steering the industry in a whole new direction in Gisborne. GroCo...

Cordons to come down in Christchurch

The area of Cashel St in Christchurch closed since the Boxing Day aftershocks is set to be reopened to shoppers. City council staff are confident...