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→  February 14, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:26am EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – The SP 500 index retreated on Tuesday from near a seven-month high after weaker-than-expected January U.S. retail sales data curbed investors’ appetite for risky assets. Leading the fall was the financial sector, with two of the top three biggest […]

→  February 2, 2012

By Richard Hubbard LONDON | Thu Feb 2, 2012 3:55am EST LONDON (Reuters) – European shares hit a six-week high on Thursday adding to solid gains after global manufacturing data eased fears about the growth outlook, but with Greek debt talks unresolved, gains were limited. “As long as there’s no bad news, no default in […]

→  February 1, 2012

By Richard Hubbard LONDON | Wed Feb 1, 2012 3:48am EST LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks rose and the euro steadied on Wednesday as investors remained on guard ahead of the release of manufacturing surveys from the Europe’s biggest economies after China’s powerful factories showed a slight expansion. The Chinese manufacturing sector grew modestly in January, […]

And now you don’t! Researchers turn a 3D object invisible for the first time →  January 26, 2012

The research, at the University of Texas, is the first ever to ‘hide’ a 3D object – but it’s not quite a Harry Potter-style cloak yet Researchers in the U.S. have, for the first time, cloaked a three-dimensional object standing in free space – bringing the idea of an ‘invisibility cloak’ a step closer. The […]