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Global Stocks Try to Regain Footing

U.S. stock markets rebounded Wednesday after falling sharply in the previous session on deepening worries about China.

Investors Betting on More ECB Stimulus

Six months after the European Central Bank launched its blockbuster bond-buying program to rouse the region’s economy, some investors are betting that authorities will crank stimulus efforts even higher.

Hungary Struggles With Migrants

A standoff continued in Budapest, while train traffic in the English Channel tunnel was disrupted by migrants on the tracks.

U.S. Tech Firms Make Pilgrimage to Brussels

The giants of Silicon Valley are bulking up in the European Union’s de facto capital, hiring lobbyists and jostling for the favor of the Web’s most ambitious regulators.

Masked Gunmen Kidnap 18 Turkish Workers in Baghdad

Identities of gunmen in early-morning raid on sports stadium weren’t immediately known, as Turks in Iraq seized for a second time in the past year.

Rebekah Brooks to Lead News Corp’s U.K. Arm

News Corp said Wednesday that Rebekah Brooks will become Chief Executive of its News UK arm, returning to the post she resigned in 2011 amid the phone-hacking scandal at now-defunct British tabloid the News of the World.

Volkswagen Extends CEO Martin Winterkorn’s Contract

German car maker Volkswagen said it would extend the contract of Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn through 2018, ending speculation that he could step down as CEO and become chairman.

Tesco Closer to $7 Billion South Korea Deal

U.K. retailer Tesco has chosen Asian private-equity firm MBK Partners as the preferred bidder to buy its South Korea retail operations in a deal that could be worth up to $7 billion.

Elves, Ninjas, Currency Power Lego Earnings

Lego said its 31% jump in first-half profit and 23% rise in revenue was fueled by strong sales of its Ninjago and Elves sets, but also by the weakness of the Danish krone and the euro.

EU Approves Shell’s Takeover of BG Group

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell cleared a significant hurdle in its planned takeover of natural gas firm BG Group after Europe’s top antitrust regulator approved the deal unconditionally.

Huawei Rings in Changes to Challenge Samsung

For years, Samsung Electronics has been the world’s smartphone leader, but its global dominance appears to be increasingly under attack from fast-growing Chinese rival Huawei Technologies.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep funds at home.

The Moment When Humans Matter

A string of messy market openings in recent weeks has reinvigorated a debate about the relative effectiveness of humans in the stock trade.

Malaysian Fund Has Tens of Millions of Dollars Frozen

Swiss authorities said they had frozen funds worth tens of millions of dollars linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad as part of an investigation into alleged corruption.

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Small U.K. Banks Show Big Rivals How To Travel Light

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Two Red Cross Workers Shot and Killed in Yemen

A gunman opened fire on cars marked with aid group’s insignia as they drove from northern Saada province to the capital, San’a.

The Iran Nuclear Deal Explained

Iran has reached a historic agreement with major world powers over its nuclear program. Here are the main points of the pact, and what supporters and critics are saying.

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

Police Say Main Bangkok Bombing Suspect Believed to Be Uighur

A senior Thai police investigator said for the first time that the main suspect in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine last month is believed to be a member of China’s Uighur ethnic minority.

EU Set to Extend Sanctions on Russians, Ukraine Rebels

The EU is set to roll over sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian and Ukrainian-separatist individuals and firms to keep pressure on Moscow to fully implement the Minsk cease-fire terms by year end.

Bush Takes Gloves Off, Attacks Trump Directly

After weeks of enduring rival Donald Trump’s attacks, Jeb Bush released an Internet video aimed at trying to muscle his way back to the front of the pack and undermine the celebrity businessman’s fitness to be the GOP standard-bearer. 325

Emails Point to Large Role for Clinton Adviser Blumenthal

Longtime aide Sidney Blumenthal maintained an outsize role with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite being blocked from taking a job at the department. 140

Biden to Speak at Florida Events Amid 2016 Speculation

The vice president is expected to decide this month whether he will make a third bid for the White House.

Search Continues for Three Suspects After Illinois Policeman Killed

As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying.

U.S. Report Sees Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

Lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on oil exports wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them, a government study concludes. 52

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Axel Springer lockt Start-ups nach Berlin

Wirtschaftsminister Philipp Rösler spricht bei seinem Besuch im Silicon Valley mit Barbara Holzapfel von SAP Labs North America.

Der deutsche Axel-Springer-Verlag hat mit dem kalifornischen Start-up-Accelerator Plug and Play Tech Center eine Partnerschaft geschlossen, um deutsche und europäische Start-ups zu fördern. Axel Springer Plug and Play soll Start-ups in der Frühphase mit Startkapital, Büros und Beratung unterstützen. Erst kurz zuvor hatte auch der Medienkonzern Pro-Sieben-Sat1 mit Sevenventures einen Accelerator für Medien-Start-ups gegründet.

Die Unterzeichnung beider Unternehmen im Silicon Valley wurde durch die Anwesenheit von Bundeswirtschaftsminister Philipp Rösler (FDP) prominent begleitet. Die Start-ups sollen durch das Programm im Austausch für eine Beteiligung von fünf Prozent zwischen 10.000 und 50.000 Euro, Büroräume in Berlin und eine Beratung über einen Zeitraum von drei bis sechs Monaten erhalten.
Das Modell Start-up Accelerators Plug and Play wurde nach dem US-Vorbild Y Combinator aufgebaut. Die Wachstumsbeschleuniger kümmern sich in der Frühphase eines Start-ups um ein intensives Training für das Management und um Ressourcen, die das Unternehmen für schnelleres Wachstum benötigt.

Kapitalgeber setzen auf deutsche Start-ups

Insgesamt hat sich die Finanzierungssituation für deutsche Start-ups im europäischen Vergleich zuletzt rosig entwickelt. Nach der jüngsten Analyse von Dow Jones Venturesource konnten britische Start-up-Unternehmen 2012 in 295 Abschlüssen insgesamt 1,4 Milliarden Euro einnehmen. Auf dem zweiten Platz landete Deutschland mit 189 Abschlüssen, bei denen Wagniskapital in Höhe von 822 Millionen Euro eingesammelt wurde.

Während in Großbritannien allerdings wie insgesamt im europäischen Vergleich die Summe des Risikokapitals stark zurückging, geht es in Deutschland aufwärts. In Großbritannien ging die Summe um fünf Prozent und die Zahl der Abschlüsse um zehn Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr zurück. In Deutschland dagegen stieg die investierte Summe im Vergleich zu 2011 um satte 48 Prozent, die Zahl der Abschlüsse nahm um 16 Prozent zu.

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Search

Global Stocks Try to Regain Footing

U.S. stock markets rebounded Wednesday after falling sharply in the previous session on deepening worries about China.

Investors Betting on More ECB Stimulus

Six months after the European Central Bank launched its blockbuster bond-buying program to rouse the region’s economy, some investors are betting that authorities will crank stimulus efforts even higher.

Hungary Struggles With Migrants

A standoff continued in Budapest, while train traffic in the English Channel tunnel was disrupted by migrants on the tracks.

U.S. Tech Firms Make Pilgrimage to Brussels

The giants of Silicon Valley are bulking up in the European Union’s de facto capital, hiring lobbyists and jostling for the favor of the Web’s most ambitious regulators.

Masked Gunmen Kidnap 18 Turkish Workers in Baghdad

Identities of gunmen in early-morning raid on sports stadium weren’t immediately known, as Turks in Iraq seized for a second time in the past year.

Rebekah Brooks to Lead News Corp’s U.K. Arm

News Corp said Wednesday that Rebekah Brooks will become Chief Executive of its News UK arm, returning to the post she resigned in 2011 amid the phone-hacking scandal at now-defunct British tabloid the News of the World.

Volkswagen Extends CEO Martin Winterkorn’s Contract

German car maker Volkswagen said it would extend the contract of Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn through 2018, ending speculation that he could step down as CEO and become chairman.

Tesco Closer to $7 Billion South Korea Deal

U.K. retailer Tesco has chosen Asian private-equity firm MBK Partners as the preferred bidder to buy its South Korea retail operations in a deal that could be worth up to $7 billion.

Elves, Ninjas, Currency Power Lego Earnings

Lego said its 31% jump in first-half profit and 23% rise in revenue was fueled by strong sales of its Ninjago and Elves sets, but also by the weakness of the Danish krone and the euro.

EU Approves Shell’s Takeover of BG Group

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell cleared a significant hurdle in its planned takeover of natural gas firm BG Group after Europe’s top antitrust regulator approved the deal unconditionally.

Huawei Rings in Changes to Challenge Samsung

For years, Samsung Electronics has been the world’s smartphone leader, but its global dominance appears to be increasingly under attack from fast-growing Chinese rival Huawei Technologies.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep funds at home.

The Moment When Humans Matter

A string of messy market openings in recent weeks has reinvigorated a debate about the relative effectiveness of humans in the stock trade.

Malaysian Fund Has Tens of Millions of Dollars Frozen

Swiss authorities said they had frozen funds worth tens of millions of dollars linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad as part of an investigation into alleged corruption.

Heard on the Street

Small U.K. Banks Show Big Rivals How To Travel Light

Picture a life without the baggage of the past. In the U.K., smaller banks are showing established rivals how that could be.

Two Red Cross Workers Shot and Killed in Yemen

A gunman opened fire on cars marked with aid group’s insignia as they drove from northern Saada province to the capital, San’a.

The Iran Nuclear Deal Explained

Iran has reached a historic agreement with major world powers over its nuclear program. Here are the main points of the pact, and what supporters and critics are saying.

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

Police Say Main Bangkok Bombing Suspect Believed to Be Uighur

A senior Thai police investigator said for the first time that the main suspect in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine last month is believed to be a member of China’s Uighur ethnic minority.

EU Set to Extend Sanctions on Russians, Ukraine Rebels

The EU is set to roll over sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian and Ukrainian-separatist individuals and firms to keep pressure on Moscow to fully implement the Minsk cease-fire terms by year end.

Bush Takes Gloves Off, Attacks Trump Directly

After weeks of enduring rival Donald Trump’s attacks, Jeb Bush released an Internet video aimed at trying to muscle his way back to the front of the pack and undermine the celebrity businessman’s fitness to be the GOP standard-bearer. 325

Emails Point to Large Role for Clinton Adviser Blumenthal

Longtime aide Sidney Blumenthal maintained an outsize role with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite being blocked from taking a job at the department. 140

Biden to Speak at Florida Events Amid 2016 Speculation

The vice president is expected to decide this month whether he will make a third bid for the White House.

Search Continues for Three Suspects After Illinois Policeman Killed

As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying.

U.S. Report Sees Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

Lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on oil exports wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them, a government study concludes. 52

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Hungarian Police Struggle to Control Migrants

2:02

The Iran Nuclear Deal Explained

3:34

Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

1:41