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European Central Bank cuts key rate to new low of 0.5 percent to help kick-start euro economy

Oil and gas drillers make technological leaps, while renewable energy industry struggles

Clean technology investors now looking to make oil and gas drilling less dirty

Stocks gain after weekly unemployment claims drop to five-year low; GM rises after earnings

FDA wrapping up safety review of chemical in antibacterial soap after 40 years of delays

US worker productivity up just 0.7 pct. in first quarter after shrinking in previous quarter

US weekly unemployment aid applications drop to 324K, lowest in 5 years, sign of fewer layoffs

Average US rate on 15-year mortgage falls to record-low 2.56 pct.; 30-year slips to 3.35 pct.

Intel names chief operating officer to succeed CEO Otellini, as chipmaker sees industry shift

Technology-shy investor Warren Buffett posts his first Tweets

China's Killer Profits
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