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Asian stocks fall, ECB uncertainty continues to pummel euro

TOKYO - Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a U.S. holiday robbed markets of momentum, while the euro hit a fresh one-year low on uncertainty over the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week.

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China won't force foreign auto parts makers to form local JVs: EU trade body

SHANGHAI - The European trade body in China said Beijing is not planning to force foreign auto parts suppliers operating in the country to form local joint ventures, dismissing a report last week that had stirred concern among European firms.

01 Sep 2014

Hollande, Draghi agree on threat of deflation: official

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said.

01 Sep 2014

China's Li Ning stumbles from gold medal position to no man's land

HONG KONG - In 2010, former Chinese gymnast Li Ning led a surging $4 billion sportswear business, a gold-medal pinnacle echoing his victories at the 1984 Olympic Games.

01 Sep 2014

Twenty years on, Schaeuble pleads again for core Europe

PARIS - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble renewed a call for a core group of European Union countries to move ahead faster with economic and political integration, 20 years after his ground-breaking proposal fell on deaf ears in key partner France.

01 Sep 2014

Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern

BANGALORE/SYDNEY - Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed. | Video

01 Sep 2014

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How letting women fail can help them succeed

For women, fear of failure isn't an irrational position. Instead, it’s more likely a reaction to social pressures that tell them they will be more harshly judged than their male peers on their perceived missteps.