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Asia stocks mixed amid doubts about China growth


March 15, 2012, 1:59AM ET
Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday, hindered by falling commodity prices and worries about the extent of China's economic slowdown.


India central bank keeps interest rate unchanged


March 15, 2012, 1:59AM ET
India's central bank kept its key interest rate on hold Thursday, warning that inflation remains a risk despite slowing growth in Asia's third largest economy.


Muppet manifesto: Blistering exit for Goldman exec


March 15, 2012, 1:58AM ET
Goldman Sachs, arguably the most storied investment bank on Wall Street, has been compared to a money-sucking vampire squid and called the evil empire of finance. On Wednesday, it got a black eye from one of its own.


Protesters picket key tobacco show in Philippines


March 15, 2012, 1:54AM ET
Anti-smoking advocates have picketed a large international tobacco fair in the Philippines that has emerged as a battleground for the industry.


Sands sued in Macau for $375M by ex-partner


March 15, 2012, 1:46AM ET
Las Vegas Sands Corp. , the U.S. gambling company controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is being sued for $375 million in a Macau court over the way it won a lucrative gaming license in the Asian casino hub.


India central bank keeps interest rates unchanged


March 15, 2012, 1:43AM ET
India's central bank says it left key interest rates unchanged, despite slowing growth.


Asia stocks mixed amid doubts about China growth


March 15, 2012, 1:28AM ET
Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday, hindered by falling commodity prices and worries about the extent of China's economic slowdown.


Oil hovers below $106 as US crude supplies grow


March 15, 2012, 1:27AM ET
Oil prices hovered below $106 a barrel Thursday in Asia amid trader concerns that growing U.S. crude supplies reflect weak demand.


Sands sued in Macau for $375M by ex-partner


March 15, 2012, 12:54AM ET
A former business partner of Las Vegas Sands Corp. is suing the U.S. gambling company for $375 million in a Macau court over the way it won a lucrative gaming licence in the Asian casino hub.


CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign


March 15, 2012, 12:40AM ET
Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven't budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide advertising campaign.


CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign


March 15, 2012, 12:34AM ET
Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven't budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide advertising campaign.


Some states saw spike in foreclosures in February


March 15, 2012, 12:23AM ET
Foreclosure activity surged last month across about half of the nation's states, as banks tackled a backlog of homes with mortgages that had gone unpaid yet remained in limbo due to delays stemming from foreclosure-abuse claims.


Top 20 states by foreclosure rate in February


March 15, 2012, 12:16AM ET


Taiwan military doubts company can make submarines


March 15, 2012, 12:15AM ET
Taiwan's defense ministry says a private shipbuilder may have been "excessively confident" when proposing to build submarines at its yard.


Some states saw spike in foreclosures in February


March 15, 2012, 12:12AM ET
Foreclosure activity surged last month across about half of the nation's states, as banks tackled a backlog of homes with mortgages that had gone unpaid yet remained in limbo due to delays stemming from foreclosure-abuse claims.


Top 20 states by foreclosure rate in February


March 15, 2012, 12:02AM ET


Some states saw spike in foreclosures in February


March 15, 2012, 12:02AM ET
Foreclosure activity surged last month across about half of the nation's states, as banks tackled a backlog of homes with mortgages that had gone unpaid yet remained in limbo due to delays stemming from foreclosure-abuse claims.


CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign


March 15, 2012, 12:02AM ET
Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven't budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide advertising campaign.


Yahoo board battle may begin within the next week


March 14, 2012, 11:59PM ET
A potentially nasty battle to reshape Yahoo's board of directors will begin within the next week unless the troubled Internet company submits to the demands of a major shareholder.


Deliberations begin in 'Desperate Housewives' case


March 14, 2012, 11:42PM ET
Jurors heard alternate plotlines Wednesday about Nicollette Sheridan's departure from TV "Desperate Housewives."