Business and Economy
Italian officials say 11 people are dead and 24 people remain unaccounted for as rescuers comb the wreckage of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that floundered and sank off the coast of Italy this weekend.
As Hungary implements a new constitution, which many say chips away at the country's democratic freedoms, and the country's economy continues to lurch along, many young Hungarians are choosing to look for work anywhere but in Hungary....
For the wealthiest global citizens, the investment of choice is increasingly becoming real estate in the most desirable areas of the world's largest cities. In London, for example, home prices are skyrocketing, and it's pushing many of the middle class to a point where home ownership is unthinkable....
Target on Thursday rolled out a partnership with five, upscale boutique retailers, it's latest step into the world of high-fashion and high-tech, and a bid to better compete with rivals, like Walmart....
More positive economic news on Friday as the Department of Labor announced that unemployment had reached its lowest level in three years and the economy had added 200,000 jobs....
Fiat, the majority owner of Chrysler, is hoping that its Fiat 500 will make a big splash in the United States and erase all memory of the Fiat Brava, a 1980s effort to break into the U.S. market that went down in flames....
Spanish officials say the country loses a lot of economic productivity when it has holidays fall during the middle of the week. To combat that, they're going to try moving all holidays to Mondays....
Over the summer, 24/7 Wall Street predicted 10 brands that wouldn't survive to 2013. One of them was Sears and as the company's earning suffer and it prepares to close stores, it's worth looking at how some of the others have fared....
Many who work in Britain's financial services sector are feeling the weight of public antipathy and failure and it's driven people to substance abuse and even illness. But they're unlikely to find much sympathy among an outraged public....
Economists are also studying whether the dramatic concentration of wealth at the top is an indication of an economic collapse, a cause of an economic collapse or just a mere coincidence, as they study the concentration of wealth now, compared to 1928....
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