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Hewlett-Packard to split company

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Monday, October 06, 2014

WSJ: The 75-year-old company will become one part HP Inc., which will consist of its personal-computer and printer business, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which will sell computer gear and services for corporate departments.

 

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded

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Monday, October 06, 2014

NYT: John O'Keefe, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the brain's "inner GPS," which makes navigation possible for all creatures.

 

Google works on large-scale video displays

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Friday, October 03, 2014

WSJ: The company's advanced-projects lab is developing a display composed to small screens that can be plugged together to create a large, seamless image.

 

Facebook wins EU approval to buy WhatsApp

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Bloomberg: Facebook Inc. will acquire WhatsApp Inc. for about $19 billion.

 

U.S. jobless claims drop

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Reuters: The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell, indicating the labor market may be tightening.

 

Coke, Pepsi launch competing stevia sodas

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

CNNMoney: The biggest soda companies in the world released low-calorie drinks with stevia, a plant used as sweetener.

 

U.S. private payrolls increase

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Bloomberg: Private companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continues to strengthen.

 

U.S. construction spending declines in August

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Reuters: Construction spending dropped 0.8% to an annual rate of $960.96 billion.

 

Johnson & Johnson to acquire Alios BioPharma

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NYT: The company announced it would buy the biotechnology company for $1.75 billion in cash.

 

JAB Holding to buy Einstein Noah

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bloomberg: The investment firm will acquire the bagel shop chain for $374 million.

 

DreamWorks Animation may have a Japanese suitor

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Monday, September 29, 2014

NYT: It was reported that SoftBank Corporation offered $3.4 billion to acquire the animation studio.

 

Yahoo, AOL propose merger

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Reuters: A pairing could help the companies compete in their core advertising business, but strong growth would remain elusive.

 

Cadillac brand to rename its vehicles

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Friday, September 26, 2014

WSJ: In an attempt to revive the struggling luxury brand, General Motors plans to rename the vehicles.

 
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