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  • Copper hits 7-week high after ECB, U.S. jobs eyed

    September 07 2012 4:24 AM EDT

    London copper rose to its highest in more than a month on Friday and was on track to log a fourth week of gains in five, supported by the European Central Bank's plan to buy bonds to shore up the region's economy. Investors were also looking to a key U.S. jobs report later in the day for fresh clues on the health of the global economy, though an improved labor market could reduce pressure on the Federal Reserve to take steps such as a third round of bond buying, known as quantitative easin...

  • Investors look at an electronic board
    One Direction Score Big At MTV VMAs 2012, Fans On Twitter Greet Band For Grabbing 3 Awards (Full List Of Winners & Photos)

    September 07 2012 12:58 AM EDT

    British boy band One Direction turned out to be the biggest winners at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) Thursday night in Los Angeles grabbing three awards, nosing out big names like Rihanna.

  • South African Labor Unrest Threatens Platinum And Gold Production

    September 06 2012 7:51 PM EDT

    In the wake of a strike that left 34 platinum miners dead after clashes with police, South African unions continued to refuse to work, disrupting production of the metal in the country that accounts for 75 percent of global exports and spilling over to impact gold miners.

  • Adele and Simon
    Will Adele Flaunt Her Baby Bump At The MTV VMAs? [PHOTO]

    September 06 2012 4:56 PM EDT

    Snapshots of Adele's baby bump were taken last week and excitement over the Grammy-winning songstress soared. Last year Adele stunned the audience at the MTV VMAs with her stellar performance, but will the public debut of her baby bump do the same this year?

  • Soccer Star Ray Wilkins
    Many English Football Teams Not Following Concussion Guidelines

    September 06 2012 4:22 PM EDT

    Instead of following recommended procedures, many professional football teams in the UK are failing to assess their players before and after concussions and are using outdated fixed periods of rest after head injuries.

  • Emirates Agrees To Revenue-Sharing Pact With Qantas, Ending Deal With British Airways

    September 06 2012 2:06 PM EDT

    Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international passenger traffic, has agreed to a revenue-sharing pact with Qantas Airways Ltd. (Sydney: QAN), Australia's largest airline and the oldest continually operated airline in the world, leaving Emirates' former partner British Airways out in the cold.

  • Arsene Wenger
    Arsenal Transfer News: Yanga-Mbiwa, Kouyate, Arshavin and Sagna Involved in Latest Speculation

    September 06 2012 11:36 AM EDT

    A roundup of all the latest news surrounding Arsenal's activities in the transfer market.

  • Who Murdered A Family Of British Tourists In The Picturesque French Alps?

    September 06 2012 11:24 AM EDT

    Police found more than a dozen spent cartridges from an automatic pistol at the locale.

  • Indonesia could have unreported Palm Oil Reserves

    September 06 2012 5:28 AM EDT

    Palm-Oil reserves in Indonesia, the world'slargest producer, may total about 4-M metric tons, twice as much as estimated, according to Godrej International Ltd., which forecast a rise in Malaysian stockpiles to a record. "It is difficult to be Bullish on Palm-Oil prices," Dorab Mistry, a director at Godrej International Ltd., told a conference in Singapore, citing the stockpiles, slower economic growth and rising output.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
    ECB Stimulus Hopes Lift US Stock Futures

    September 06 2012 4:09 AM EDT

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Thursday as investor sentiment was underpinned by the expectation that the European Central Bank would announce stimulus measures to ease the euro zone debt burden.

  • Traders work at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange
    European Markets Gain Before ECB Meeting

    September 06 2012 3:40 AM EDT

    European markets rose Thursday on hopes ahead of the European Central Bank meeting where the bank is expected to announce policy measures to boost the euro zone economy and revive growth momentum.

  • Princess of Fragrance: Kate Middleton Voted Nicest Smelling Celebrity
    Is Kate Middleton Pregnant? Prince William Is Reportedly ‘Delirious With Joy’

    September 05 2012 10:08 PM EDT

    Kate Middleton is allegedly pregnant with her first child, new reports claimed on Wednesday.

  • Where Are Americans Traveling This Fall?

    September 05 2012 5:38 PM EDT

    The most popular destination this fall is ...

  • Lake Erie Dead Fish: Lake Inversion Suspected But Locals Are Skeptical

    September 05 2012 5:27 PM EDT

    Lake inversion is the most likely killer of tens of thousands of dead fish that washed up on the shores of Lake Erie over Labor Day weekend as Canadian officials believe no chemical or toxic spill was responsible.

  • Newly Elected Parti Quebecois Wants To Raise Mining Fees, Scaring Businesses

    September 05 2012 3:12 PM EDT

    After seizing minority control of Quebec's legislature and premiership on Tuesday, the separatist Parti Quebecois is seeking to increase mining royalties and individual taxes, which could impact companies like Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF), Rio Tinto Group (NYSE: RIO) and Xstrata Plc (London: XTA).

  • Rafael Nadal
    Nadal Could be Back on a Court in a Month, Doctor Says

    September 05 2012 1:17 PM EDT

    The Spanish star is recovering from a knee injury.

  • Cesc Fabregas
    Arsenal Transfer News: Cesc Fabregas Set for Dramatic Gunners Return?

    September 05 2012 11:28 AM EDT

    Cesc Fabregas has spoken of his frustration with his role at Barcelona, sparking speculation of a return to Arsenal.

  • Morning Gold Market Report 9/05

    September 05 2012 10:24 AM EDT

    More disappointing data out of the US yesterday is supportive to the precious metals as is raises the likelihood of Fed easing, but some weaker Euro PMI data overnight lent support to the dollar and seemed to undercut some of the gold market's strength. As the week moves on, the markets will be focused on the ECB meeting Thursday and the US monthly jobs data on Friday. There is some anticipation that ECB will move a step closer to resolution if ECB President Draghi gets a bond-buying plan und...

  • ECB President Draghi, one of the many central bankers who held interest rates steady Thursday
    Thursday Meeting Preview: ECB's Draghi To Push Paradox Of Monetization On Reluctant Germans

    September 05 2012 6:34 AM EDT

    Late Monday, word leaked out that Draghi is now saying the ECB should pursue a policy of monetizing sovereign debt of periphery countries -- that is, printing reams of new euro to buy bonds issued by those governments -- even though such a policy path exceeds the central bank's mandate and has been adamantly opposed by the German political establishment.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
    US Stock Futures Signal Lower Open On Stimulus Uncertainty

    September 05 2012 4:30 AM EDT

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Wednesday as investor confidence continued to be weighed down by high degree of uncertainty about policymakers announcing stimulus measures to revive economic growth momentum.