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Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price, sends it to Europe, Japan – CNET

Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price, sends it to Europe, Japan – CNET

Amazon is launching its Kindle Fire HD 8.9 in Europe and Japan today, which means a lower price for the tablet in the U.S., the company announced. In the U.S., the Wi-Fi version now starts at $269 and the 4G device starts at $399. Customers in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan can […]

Europe Hit By Heavy Snow, Slows Trains, Flights, Roads – Huffington Post

PARIS — Snow-choked European cities are struggling to get planes, trains and roads moving again after a surprisingly intense, late-season storm. A few flights were canceled Wednesday and many were facing long delays at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and the Frankfurt Airport. Eurostar train service under the English Channel resumed Wednesday after […]

EUROPE MARKETS: Italy Auction, Data Weigh On Europe Stocks – Fox Business

MADRID –  European stock ended mostly lower Wednesday as investors moved to cash in on recent gains, while weaker-than-expected manufacturing data and a rise in Italian borrowing costs weighed on sentiment. ASM International NV, Commerzbank AG and Inditex SA were among the biggest decliners. The Stoxx Europe 600 index shed 0.05 point, or less than […]

Europe to Contract as Much as 1.5%, El-Erian Says: Tom Keene – Bloomberg

Europe to Contract as Much as 1.5%, El-Erian Says: Tom Keene – Bloomberg

Europe may contract 1 percent to 1.5 percent in the next 12 months with the private sector unable to borrow and austerity policies limiting growth, according to Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Mohamed El-Erian. “The private sector is still starved for credit,” El- Erian, the chief executive officer of the world’s largest manager of bond funds, […]

Europe Seeks Update of Law on Fliers’ Rights – New York Times

But the proposal is not completely pro-passenger. As announced in Brussels by the European Union transport commissioner, Siim Kallas, it would also significantly roll back airlines’ obligations to passengers who wind up stranded for extended periods because of extraordinary events like the Icelandic volcano eruption three years ago that grounded more than 100,000 flights across […]

Snow disrupts travellers across Europe – video – The Guardian

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EUROPE MARKETS: Gloomy Data, Rally Jitters Drive Europe Losses – Fox Business

MADRID –  European stock markets fell on Wednesday, extending a modest decline after weaker-than-expected output data for the region, with drug and bank stocks leading the way lower as investors questioned the recent run for equities. ASM International NV, Inditex SA and Enel SpA were among the biggest decliners. The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell […]

US and Europe Seek Support for Trade Pact – New York Times

BRUSSELS — President Barack Obama and the top trade official for the European Union sought to rally support Tuesday for a landmark trans-Atlantic free trade deal, saying it would benefit a wide variety of exporters and offer a significant boost to growth. Karel De Gucht, the E.U. trade commissioner, said one of the biggest beneficiaries […]

Why the US will fare better than Europe in economic recovery – Christian Science Monitor

In an interview, the former president of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, says that today’s global financial crisis is mainly a political failure rather than an economic one. The US will probably do much better in its financial recovery because its central bank, unlike Europe’s, has the powers it needs. By Ricardo Lagos, Scott Malcomson / March 12, […]

US and Europe Seek Backing for Landmark Trade Pact – New York Times

BRUSSELS — President Barack Obama and the top trade official for the European Union sought to rally support Tuesday for a landmark trans-Atlantic free trade deal, saying it would benefit a wide variety of exporters and offer a significant boost to growth. Karel De Gucht, the E.U. trade commissioner, said one of the biggest beneficiaries […]