Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

...will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a Lego-like virtual multiplayer world, has...

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

...appliances under the GE brand in an attempt to leverage the company's long history.The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool. The move...

Electrolux posts net loss in second quarter

STOCKHOLM - Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux says improved demand in Europe and the United States boosted the company's second-quarter...

Terrorism fears cut hope for Stockholm's Olympics bid

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - A week before the 2004 Olympics site is chosen, Stockholm's hopes of winning are being overshadowed by...president speculated the troubles could help Stockholm's bid in the end. A shadowy extremist group...

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Hewitt stunned in Stockholm by Sluiter

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lleyton Hewitt was stunned 6-3, 6-3 by Raemon Sluiter in the Stockholm Open's second round Wednesday, when three...Andre Agassi by just 43 points going into the Stockholm Open. In Russia, Agassi won his opening...

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Rios advances to Stockholm semifinals

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Chile's Marcelos Rios advanced to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Swedish qualifier Andreas Vinciguerra 6-3, 7-6 (3) Friday. Rios, the highest seed left in the tournament at No. 6, was supported...

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Business news

...percent. The company's industrial division as a whole earned $16.2 billion on sales of $103.6 billion, for a margin of 15.7 percent.Electrolux, based in Stockholm, owns brands such as Frigidaire, Westinghouse and Eureka.

Ukrainian city drops out of race for 2022 Games

...retain all three candidates. The host city will be selected July 31, 2015.Lviv's withdrawal follows the pullouts of Stockholm and Krakow, Poland.The Swedish capital dropped out in December after politicians declined to give financial support. The...


...McKenzie Talbert had 80 and former North Augusta golfer Jessica Hoang had 82. SoccerMatch called off after fan's deathIn Stockholm, a Swedish soccer league match was called off during the first half Sunday after a man died after fighting among fans before...

In Focus: Organizers bar spectators because of security issues

STOCKHOLM --- A Davis Cup tennis match between...after an attempt to move the venue to Stockholm fell through, organizers said Tuesday...Cup match to be dropped altogether. Stockholm, on the other hand, has a center-right...

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