Chinese loan causes panda-monium in Belgium

Rival Dutch- and French-speaking communities in Belgium are at each others' throats again, this time because of a loan by China of two pandas to the linguistically divided nation.

Wahooly peddles influence to boost startups

Dana Severson, a onetime business marketer and freelance writer, is gaining notoriety - if not big revenue - at the intersection of social media and finance for his "Wahooly.com" - a startup business that matches online "influencers" ...

Permira buys Ancestry.com for $1.6 bn

European private equity group Permira will take over the popular Nasdaq-listed genealogy website Ancestry.com for $1.6 billion in cash, Permira announced on Monday.

RIM shares soar on Icahn stake reports

Shares of Research In Motion rose sharply on Wall Street on Tuesday amid speculation that billionaire US investor Carl Icahn has taken a stake in the troubled BlackBerry maker.

What could Facebook have to hide?

In a controversial move deemed either shrewd or unfair -- depending on whom you ask -- investment firm Goldman Sachs recently invested $450 million in the high-profile, world-changer Facebook. The deal provides Facebook with ...

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