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Jet Crash in Ukraine Spooks Investors

Markets were treading water until news broke that a Malaysia Airline jet had crashed in a part of Ukraine occupied by militant pro-Russian separatists.

'Jobs for Life' Make a Comeback in Germany

With U.S. unemployment at 9.8%, its easy to envy workers in countries where many companies guarantee jobs for life. And while the number of Japanese workers with such guarantees is shrinking, in Germany, it's rising rapidly. Could U.S. companies take a page out of the jobs-for-life handbook?

For Nokia Siemens Joint Venture, an IPO Down the Line?

Nokia Siemens Networks' chief financial officer says the telecom equipment maker may launch an IPO in its distant future, a move that could help its current efforts to sell a chunk of its stock to private equity buyers.

Siemens Raises Dividend on Growth Outlook

Siemens AG (SI) upped its dividend for the first time in four years as it aims for strong growth in emerging markets. The German engineering company is proposing to pay out 2.7 euros per share, after three years of holding dividends at 1.6 euros per share, Bloomberg News said.

Siemens in Talks With Chinese City to Supply Electric Car Chargers

Siemens AG (SI) is in talks to supply a Chinese city with the infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. The German company expects to close a deal this month to provide customized charging posts for a single city, Song Xiao, president of Siemens China Smart Grid, told Bloomberg News. Once the deal is done, Siemens will supply the charging posts within three months.

Putting Energy-Hog Buildings on a Strict Diet

Cutting energy use inside buildings -- both commercial and residential -- has become a hot market for a growing number of technology companies, from giants such as General Electric and Intel to Silicon Valley startups. And the federal government is an eager booster.

The Coming Boom in Videoconferencing Technology

The concept of the videophone is nearly as old as the phone itself, and prototypes predate the Beatles by many decades. But while other new modes of communication, from email to instant messaging to cell phones have been adopted at astonishing rates, video has lagged -- until now.

Three Stocks Set to Gain Strength on Euro Weakness

As European markets sell off indiscriminately, there are bargain stocks to be found. We screened for beaten-down, big-cap multinationals in the eurozone (trading on U.S. exchanges) that should benefit from currency weakness. Here they are.

Bullet Trains in the U.S.?

Japan Central Railway's $600 billion proposal for upgrading America's rail system is almost as slick as its 200-mph locomotives -- a package deal for the entire operation, providing everything from cars to signals, rails to maintenance.

Nokia and Siemens in Iran controversy

A venture between Nokia Corp. (NOK) and Siemens AG (SI) mentions in its Code of Conduct that it will respect the rights laid down by the United...