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U.S.: 19th Best Place for Retirees

For retirees hoping to live long and prosper in their golden years, the U.S. is only the 19th best place to be, according to a new index.

It's International Women's Day: How Does the U.S. Wage Gap Compare?

Happy International Women's Day, America: Overall, your women are doing pretty well. But when it comes to wage equality -- how much women earn compared to men -- the land of the free and the home of the brave ranks a startling 61st worldwide, behind nations like Madagascar, Cambodia and Guyana.

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested in Cambodia

Cambodian police have arrested a co-founder of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay and are preparing his extradition to Sweden, where he was convicted of violating copyright laws.

The 10 Happiest Countries in the World

Once again, 24/7 Wall St. has examined the OECD's report on life satisfaction. And once again, the United States fails to make the top 10 happiest nations in the world. Which countries do? Some may surprise you.

Ericsson Chairman Treschow to Step Down by End of 2012

Michael Treschow, chairman of Ericsson AB (ERIC), will step down by the end of 2012. The company will appoint a successor at one of the next two annual shareholder meetings, Bloomberg News reported. Treschow, 67, took the position in March 2002.

A Swedish-Style Rebound? Not Likely for the U.S.

In Saturday's New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson profiled economist Ian Shepherdson, who's taking a more bullish stance. Namely, he sees the U.S. perhaps following Sweden's example of a sharp comeback after financial disaster. Here's why that's a bad call.

GM and Spyker Seal a Deal
for Saab

After a year-long search, General Motors finally found a buyer for Saab in Spyker Cars, a Dutch sports-car maker. The offer comprises $74 million in cash and $326 million in preferred shares. Saab workers and customers finally have a strong reason to be hopeful.

GM to Spyker: No Deal for Saab

Unswayed by the latest offer from Dutch sports car maker Spyker Cars, Detroit-based GM is preparing to mothball Saab for good, The Economic Times has reported, citing a news report published Wednesday in Sweden.

GM's Saab Story Not Over Yet

After announcing Friday that it would shutter Swedish car maker Saab, GM has reportedly received several inquiries from potential buyers. One is from previously rejected Saab suitor Spyker Cars, which has submitted a revised bid that expires at 5 p.m. Monday.

Elin May Dump Tiger -- and Get Picked Up by Puma

Things appear to be moving quickly in the saga of Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin. The result could be that she sets Tiger free -- for a price: She gets up to $300 million and own sponsorship deal, and he goes back to playing golf -- and playing the field.