JOB LOSSES: Banners hang outside Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Winfrey announced that she would be closing the facility which once housed her talk show, the move will eliminate about 200 jobs as the production emigrates to west Coast. (Scott Olson, AFP)
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US oil giant ExxonMobil says it would reduce investment spending by nearly 12% this year in response to lower crude-oil prices, but projected higher production.
The euro has remained under pressure after falling to an 11-year low against the dollar as investors waited for the ECB'S announcement on its bond-purchase plan.
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US stocks have fallen for a second day after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq.
Oil prices have climbed in Asian trade as signs that a refineries strike in the United States is weakening overshadowed a rise in US crude stocks.
The pay gap between senior managers and lower-level employees has widened much more sharply in North America and Asia than in Europe since the financial crisis, a study shows.
Europe's main stock markets have finished the day slightly higher with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.44% to 6 919.24 points.