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Merkel’s Reform Crown Slips at Home as She Turns Europe German – Bloomberg

Merkel’s Reform Crown Slips at Home as She Turns Europe German – Bloomberg

The political heirs to a decade-old strategy that turned Germany into the economic powerhouse of Europe risk squandering the gains. Ten years to the day since Gerhard Schroeder unveiled a welfare and labor-market overhaul that economists credit with reinvigorating the German economy, his Social Democratic Party is backtracking while his successor as chancellor, Angela Merkel, […]

Europe stocks open higher; DAX up 0.8% – MarketWatch

Europe stocks open higher; DAX up 0.8% – MarketWatch

By William L. Watts FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — European shares jumped out of the gate Thursday with […]

Oil down on rising US supplies, Europe data – Huffington Post

BANGKOK — Oil prices were pushed lower Thursday by higher-than-expected U.S. crude inventories and disappointing industrial production in Europe. Benchmark oil for April delivery was down 24 cents to $92.28 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 2 cents to close $92.52 on the […]

Boot up: Rubin’s farewell, BlackBerry’s new million, Apple disses Samsung and … – The Guardian (blog)

A quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team U of T neural networks start-up acquired by Google >> University of Toronto Media Room Google has picked up a ground-breaking start-up out of the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto. University Professor Geoffrey Hinton and two […]

Hitler rants about Google Reader’s retirement – CNET

About the author With his grandpa building a tapioca processing plant from scratch, and his dad a spook Engineer, even Michael Tan’s formal title as General Legal counsel for his company (tech product distributor Convergent) can’t overcome his genetic predeposition for tech. Through the years, his mere presence would make tech work–Apple II copy programs […]

Blackberry scores its biggest order ever: 1 million phones – SlashGear

Blackberry scores its biggest order ever: 1 million phones – SlashGear

Blackberry just achieved a new milestone, receiving a record order of 1 million handsets from one of its partners. This is the largest order it has ever received, and is a boon for the company that has put a lot of effort into revamping itself after a string of bad luck. Not surprisingly, the company’s […]

Nissan and Infiniti recall five 2013 models – SlashGear

Nissan and Infiniti recall five 2013 models – SlashGear

While recalls aren’t an unfamiliar subject to automotive manufacturers, it’s a tad more of an issue when a recall rolls out for hot-off-the-machines models, which is the case Nissan and its luxury division Infiniti. The manufacturer has recalled five of its 2013 models due to a safety issue, according to the NHTSA. The reason for […]

Netflix goes social with Facebook integration – TechRadar UK

Netflix goes social with Facebook integration – TechRadar UK

Skittles wins big as Facebook tweaks fan data Facebook now offering cut-price messaging for mobiles Netflix edges Lovefilm for TV but Amazon’s streamer wins on film Netflix announced a new way for U.S. subscribers to get movie recommendations with Facebook integration. Users can now log into their Facebook account through Netflix, allowing them to find […]

Latin America sees change under region’s 1st pope – Houston Chronicle

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The famous words uttered to announce that a leader of the Catholic Church has been chosen now have special resonance for Latin America, which had felt neglected by the Vatican and has finally produced the New World’s first pope. “”Habemus Papam.’ ‘WE have a pope,’” said Tom Quigley, former policy adviser […]

Miami Pushes Global Hub in Luring Latin America Companies – Bloomberg

Miami Pushes Global Hub in Luring Latin America Companies – Bloomberg

Alex Mantovani scanned Miami’s financial district from the fourth-floor office of Brazilian digital marketing company Grupo Avadora he opened in January. Golden keys to the city and the county, symbols of welcome, lay on a table. Avadora represents an opportunity for Miami-Dade County as it battles an unemployment rate higher than Florida’s and the nation’s. […]