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Central Banks 'On Standby' As Greek Elections Loom

Greeks head to the polls on Sunday for elections that could lead to their nation dumping the euro. The ripple effects from that could be severe.
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Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

When economists talk about their fears, they constantly use three phrases: "fiscal cliff," "muddle through" and "hard landing." Each is related to a different problem in a different region of the world: the U.S., Europe and China. And there are worries that all of these crises will explode soon.
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Coca-Cola Returning To Myanmar; Now It Sells In All But 2 Nations

With the country also known as Burma taking steps toward democracy and respect for human rights, Coke is returning after a 60-year absence. What are the two nations where it still won't be doing business?
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Markets Encouraged By Plans To Calm Eurozone Panic

Turbulence and anxiety in the Eurozone have helped make this a volatile week on the markets. Global central banks are bracing themselves for worse and are moving to avert market panic ahead of the Greek election. Reports say they're preparing to take coordinated action to help banks by pumping in funds.
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Domain-Name Expansion Prompts Rush Of Applications

The group that governs Internet names is allowing for more "top-level domain names" — that's the technical term for endings like dot-com and dot-net. Nearly 2,000 applications poured in from companies hoping to grab domain name endings like dot-app, dot-eat and dot-baby. Google spent more than $18 million to apply for the rights to obvious endings like dot-google and dot-goog. It's also among seven companies that applied to own dot-love.
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Yammer Agrees To $1.2 Billion Sale To Microsoft

Often called Facebook for the workplace, Yammer lets co-workers share files, message each other and organize meetings and events. Microsoft targeted it much like it did Skype, the video-calling company it bought last May for $8.5 billion.
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China's Economy Cools, Perhaps More Than Planned

The country's economy has not only been slowing down recently — it's been slowing faster than expected. That's due largely to overly effective efforts by Beijing to rein in earlier blistering, and unsustainable, growth. Many say the downshift will continue unless the economy undergoes serious reform.

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