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Asian stocks slip, euro hits one-year low on ECB uncertainty

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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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

Imperial Tobacco closes $13 billion of loans

LONDON - British cigarette maker Imperial Tobacco has closed loans of about $13 billion to back its acquisition of selected brands and assets from Reynolds American Inc, the lead banks said on Monday.

01 Sep 2014

U.S. inflation bonds back in vogue

NEW YORK - U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs - particularly for rent - suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.

Money, Housing Market 01 Sep 2014

France's Moscovici set for EU economy role, under supervision

BRUSSELS - Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has a "good chance" of being named to the European Commission's top economic and monetary job, a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as attention turned to the line-up of the next EU executive.

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.