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| US Postal Service to deliver Amazon packages on Sundays Los Angeles Times |
Giant online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is turning up the heat on rivals this holiday season and beyond under a new deal with the U.S. Postal Service for delivering packages on Sundays. Starting this week, the postal service will bring Amazon packages on ...
| HealthCare.gov Enrollment Falls Far Short of Target Wall Street Journal |
Fewer than 50,000 people had successfully navigated the troubled federal health-care website and enrolled in private insurance plans as of last week, two people familiar with the matter said, citing internal government data. The figure is a fraction of the ...
| Vox Media Buying Curbed.com Network of Sites New York Times |
Vox Media, a company with three strong digital brands, including the technology site The Verge, is adding to its portfolio. The company plans to announce on Monday that it is buying Curbed.com L.L.C., which runs three web publications that deliver in-depth ...
| News Corp revenue slumps in first standalone quarter Reuters |
(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp reported a steeper than expected 3 percent decline in revenue in its first quarter as a standalone company, as weakness at its Australian newspapers took its toll. News Corp shares fell 4 percent in after-hours trading ...
| ICBC Faces Surcharge as Citigroup Levy Drops With Deutsche Bank Businessweek |
A man and child walk past an Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC) branch in Beijing. While ICBC is the world's most profitable lender, bad loans are rising at China's four top banks after a five-year credit spree, and their shares trade near ...
| In prosperous oil patch, drillers turn to water recycling to address drought, waste ... Washington Post |
MIDLAND, Texas — When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was ...
| China's Online Shopping Spree Gets Bigger Wall Street Journal |
China's biggest online shopping day of the year, already the biggest in the world, looks set for another record. Last year on Nov. 11, China's online shoppers spent more in 24 hours than Americans spent online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
| New Cuban port, economic zone a potential lifeline, but US embargo rules still a ... Washington Post |
MARIEL, Cuba — Life still moves slowly in this small, dusty hamlet with squat homes lining narrow streets, where some walk slowly with parasols to ward off the pounding tropical sun. Best known as the launch point of a mass maritime exodus to the U.S. in ...
| Transocean reaches deal with Icahn to resolve proxy battle Reuters |
(Reuters) - Transocean Ltd (RIG.N) said it reached an agreement with Carl Icahn that would see the offshore driller paying out a dividend and reducing the number of board seats, in a move that resolves a months-long proxy battle. As per the agreement, ...
| UPDATE 1-Novartis sells transfusion diagnostics unit to Grifols for $1.7 bln Reuters |
(Adds details, background). ZURICH/MADRID Nov 11 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Novartis has agreed to sell its blood transfusion diagnostics unit to Spain's Grifols for $1.68 billion, in an increasingly buoyant market for pharmaceutical mergers and acquisitions.
| UPDATE 1-Shire to pay $4.2 bln for rare disease firm ViroPharma Reuters |
LONDON Nov 11 (Reuters) - London-listed Shire has agreed to buy U.S. company ViroPharma for about $4.2 billion in cash to create a leading force in treatments for rare diseases. Shire said on Monday it would pay $50 a share for ViroPharma, a 27 percent ...
| For many Fukushima evacuees, the truth is they won't be going home Reuters |
IWAKI, Japan (Reuters) - For many of Japan's oldest nuclear refugees, all they want is to be allowed back to the homes they were forced to abandon. Others are ready to move away, severing ties to the ghost towns that remain in the shadow of the wrecked ...
| US City Revenues Make Comeback With States' Help: Pew Fox Business |
Cities are getting big revenue boosts from U.S. states, leading some municipal budgets to recover from the 2007-09 recession, Pew Charitable Trusts found in an analysis of financial reports for the 30 most-populated cities released on Monday. A time lag in ...
| Now's the time to check your Medicare coverage for 2014 Dallas Morning News |
Texans with Medicare have several more weeks to check their health and drug coverage for 2014. By BOB MOOS. BOB MOOS The Dallas Morning News. Special Contributor. Published: 10 November 2013 09:12 PM. Updated: 10 November 2013 09:35 PM.
| Big Banks May Block Traders From Chat Rooms Wall Street Journal |
Big banks are considering blocking employees from computer chat rooms that have become pervasive tools of the modern trading floor, but which face mounting scrutiny from regulators as potential venues for collusion and market manipulation. J.P. Morgan ...
| Morgan Stanley says Internet companies overvalued, lowers view Reuters India |
REUTERS - Morgan Stanley lowered its industry view on internet stocks to "in-line" from "attractive," saying growth in the sector needs to accelerate to justify current valuations. Shares of Facebook Inc(FB.O) and LinkedIn Corp(LNKD.N) have more than ...
| Target extends holiday shopping hours, to open earlier on Thanksgiving WXYZ |
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is becoming the latest retailer to open earlier on Thanksgiving this year. The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 8 p.m. on the holiday, which falls on Nov. 28. That's an hour earlier than last year. Target stores will ...
| Oil Futures Rise on Positive US, China Economic Data Wall Street Journal |
Oil futures were higher in Asian hours Monday as investors cheered positive economic data out of the world's two largest economies, the U.S. and China, while the lack of a resolution in nuclear talks with Iran also provided support. On the New York Mercantile ...
| Gold Drops Near Three-Week Low as Jobs Data Spur Tapering Bets Bloomberg |
Gold fell for a third day toward a three-week low after data showed that U.S. employers added more jobs than expected, boosting speculation the Federal Reserve will begin scaling back stimulus. Bullion for immediate delivery dropped as much as 0.4 percent ...
| BlackBerry's Woes Draw Canada's Contrarian Mogul Into Spotlight New York Times |
V. Prem Watsa, head of Fairfax Financial Holdings, is far from a public Aaron Harris/Reuters V. Prem Watsa, head of Fairfax Financial Holdings, is far from a public figure in Canada and gives interviews only sporadically. Throughout the first weekend of ...
| Abenomics Faces Emerging Pressures Wall Street Journal |
Japan is expected to report this week that its economic-revival experiment hit a speed bump over the summer, with growth for the three months through September likely slowing to less than half the pace recorded in the first half of the year. That doesn't ...
| Virgin America joins opposition to US Airways-American deal Chicago Tribune |
Virgin America won permission on Monday to file a brief with the court hearing the Justice Department's bid to stop a big airline merger, giving it an opportunity to argue for lower barriers to enter the U.S. market. The government filed a lawsuit in August ...
| Fitch Assigns Telstra's AUD500m 2018 Bonds 'A' Rating Reuters |
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) SYDNEY, November 10 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned Australia-based Telstra Corporation Limited's (Telstra; A/Stable) AUD500m senior unsecured notes due November 2018 a rating of 'A'.
| Stocks Regain Broad Appeal Wall Street Journal |
Five years after the financial crisis, individual investors are piling into stocks again amid signs that the U.S. economy is slowly gaining steam. Enlarge Image. cat. The buyers, many with investment portfolios that were scorched during the market meltdown, are ...
| SE Asia Stocks-Philippine near 6-week low; Thai weak in political tensions Reuters |
BANGKOK, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stocks were flat to weaker on Monday amid U.S. Federal Reserve tapering concerns after upbeat U.S. jobs data, with typhoon-hit Philippine shares sliding to near six-week lows and Thai stocks falling amid ...
| Twitter: 'How Tweet It Is: 1600+ New Millionaires' (And Other Quotes Of The Week) Forbes |
Twitter founders and management team pose in front of a banner with the logo of Twitter outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013 in New York. (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife). How Tweet it is. In comments ...
| All Eyes Are On The Bank Of England Report That Will Update The World On ... Seattle Post Intelligencer |
The Bank of England's latest inflation report is set to be released at 5:30 a.m. ET on November 13. Markets will be watching to see if the central bank upgrades its economic forecasts. This comes after the economy grew 0.8% in the third quarter and as the UK ...
| Asia stocks mostly down on US stimulus jitters The Times and Democrat |
Asian stock markets made a lackluster start to the week after unexpectedly strong U.S. economic growth and hiring reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will start cutting back stimulus soon. Stocks in Manila sank after a typhoon devastated the ...
| Target moves up Thanksgiving opening time, to 8 pm Chicago Sun-Times |
NEW YORK — Target Corp. is becoming the latest retailer to open earlier on Thanksgiving this year. The Minneapolis-based discounter said it will open at 8 p.m. on the holiday, which falls on Nov. 28. That's an hour earlier than last year. Target stores will ...
| Today's Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA Index, Nasdaq, S&P 500 stock ... Learning and Finance |
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 touched new record highs throughout the course of the last full trading week and the DJIA finished the last full trading session at another record high. Investor's confidence was boosted by the better than ...
| Health carriers to drop 73000 members in Maryland IFAwebnews.com |
More than 73,000 members will lose coverage as health carriers discontinue individual health plans in Maryland that don't meet federal health law standards. The Maryland Insurance Administration said carriers have notified the state agency that they will no ...
| Chinese Yuan Declines To 1-week Low Against U.S. Dollar RTT News |
The yuan reached a weekly low of 6.1054 against the greenback from last week's closing quote of 6.0907. If the yuan declines further, it may target support around the 6.11 area. The People Bank of China set today's central parity rate for yuan at 6.1390 per ...
| The Story Of Bloomberg Allegedly Spiking 'Sensitive' China Stories Was First ... Business Insider |
The big story of the weekend for many China/media-types is the front page New York Times story about how Bloomberg has allegedly been spiking stories deemed too controversial for China. Bloomberg is denying killing any stories, but the report has been ...
| Tech: Flipboard Moves into Commerce … Adweek |
After establishing itself as an editorial content discovery engine, Flipboard is hoping to do the same for commerce with a new shopping channel that will let people discover, view and share products. Flipboard will now let users collect products from the new ...