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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.

 

Early memory lapses could be signs of dementia

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Friday, September 26, 2014

CNN: New research suggests that doctors should pay closer attention to self-reported memory complaints from their older patients.

 

Jimmy John's chain reports data breach

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Reuters: The sandwich restaurant chain said there was a potential security breach involving customer credit and debits cards at 216 locations.

 

Apple pulls iOS software update

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

WSJ: The company is investigating reports of issues with the iOS 8.0.1 update.

 

Walmart to offer checking accounts

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NYT: The nation's largest retailer is partnering with Green Dot to supply low-cost checking accounts to anyone over 18 who passes an ID check.

 
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