19 October 2011
Last updated at 16:33 ET
Greek protesters angry at the government's austerity policies clash with police, as a 48-hour general strike paralyses the country.
Citigroup is paying $285m (£180m) to settle civil fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Greek parliament gives initial backing to the latest austerity bill by a vote of 155 to 141.
Apple reports 85% growth in full year profits but the shares still fall in after-hours trading.
Russia signs a free-trade deal with seven other former Soviet republics that will scrap export and import tariffs on a number of goods.
US consumer prices rose by 0.3% in September, the US Labor Department says, with fuel costs seeing big increases.
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