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European shares inch higher after dismal year

European shares edged higher on Monday after making their biggest annual fall since 2008, with trading light due to British markets being shut for a bank holiday and defensive safe haven stocks the main performers on the index.
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Goldman Sachs to run E.On gas sale: FT

Germany's largest utility E.On has recruited Goldman Sachs to run a sale of its gas distribution network in a move that could raise up to 2.5 billion euros to help pay down its debts, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Doodle 4 Google Contest Begins

Google Inc. on Wednesday kicked off the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest, a competition that calls on K-12 students in the U.S. to think big and redesign Google's homepage logo, inspired by the theme 'What I'd like to do someday...'
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Nord Stream gas project gets German approval

Russia's Nord Stream gas pipeline project received a boost Monday as Germany issued permission for the construction in its exclusive economic zone. The permission was issued by Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency in Hamburg. Earlier, Germany permitted the construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in its territorial wasters.
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German power capacity seen up 0.9 pct to Dec 18

German power plant capacity reported by 26 utility companies to energy exchange EEX is likely to rise by 0.9 percent to 69,543 megawatts in the seven days to Dec. 18, data from EEX showed on Friday.
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Green protesters target E.ON's Ratcliffe plant

Environmentalists campaigning against climate change said on Monday they would attempt to shut down German utility E.ON's power station at Ratcliffe in central England in a mass action planned for October.
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Medvedev goes to Germany to defend key projects

President Dmitry Medvedev will defend a Russia-backed deal to buy German car maker Opel and seek more support for the Nord Stream gas pipeline project when he visits Munich on Thursday, a top Kremlin aide said.
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U.S. may become largest green market: E.ON exec

The United States may become the largest market for renewable energy for E.ON, the world's largest utility by sales, within six years, the head of the company's green energy unit told Reuters in an interview.
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E.ON could bid for British Energy

German energy company E.ON has said it may be in the running for a possible takeover of nuclear power company British Energy. British Energy has become a takeover target thanks to its struggle with rising costs, which forced the company to close a number of its plants last year.

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