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Alibaba's Jack Ma: From 'crazy' to China's richest man
BEIJING - China's richest man celebrated his 50th birthday last week in the United States and expects his company will last twice as long, plus two years.
Alibaba's Plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the World.  ABC News
Alibaba IPO: Shareholders can buy shares, not influence  Fortune
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Stocks creep higher on encouraging news
NEW YORK - The U.S. stock market headed higher Thursday as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates.
US Stocks Rise on Economy; Gold, Bonds Slide Amid Fed  Businessweek
Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable  Chron.com
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Yellen Says U.S. Poorest Remain 'Extraordinarily Vulnerable'
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said a large share of American families with few assets to fall back on remain �extraordinarily vulnerable,� even after five years of economic recovery.
Fed's Yellen Says Poorest 'Extraordinarily Vulnerable'  Businessweek
Yellen says US families need to boost savings  Philly.com
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German Bonds Drop After US Jobs Data, ECB Loans
German government bonds fell as a drop in U.S. jobless claims damped demand for the safest assets even as the European Central Bank's first targeted-loan program came in below analyst estimates.
Draghi loan plan missing estimates complicates ECB stimulus  Chicago Tribune
With Weidmann away, QE to come in May?  MarketWatch
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US Housing Starts Fall, but Broader Trends Look Solid
WASHINGTON�U.S. home builders ramped up construction this summer as more families entered the market, but a tumble in August and other obstacles are clouding the sector's outlook.
US home construction drops 14.4 percent in August  Businessweek
US housing starts tumble in August  The Globe and Mail
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Why Sears (SHLD) Stock Is Slumping Today
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) are lower by 3.82% to $28.43 in late morning trading on Thursday, after Credit Suisse issued a negative analyst note, suggesting the department store should liquidate its assets while it can, ...
Sears Will Drown In Debt As Savvy Consumers Shop Elsewhere  Forbes
SEARS SHAREHOLDER ALERT -- Andrews & Springer LLC is Investigating ...  MarketWatch
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Jobless claims decline to two-month low of 280000
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week to a two-month low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen.
US jobless claims data point to firming labor market  Reuters
Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280000, near a 14-year low  Los Angeles Times
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Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 4.23% from 4.12% last week
Mortgage rates rose this week at the fastest pace of the year, with Freddie Mac's survey showing lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate loans at an average of 4.23%, up from 4.12% last week.
US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.23 percent  Washington Post
US Mortgage Rates Jump to the Highest Since Early May  Businessweek
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UPDATE 2-Rite Aid cuts profit forecast again; shares drop 16 pct
(Adds management comments, details on performance, updates shares). By Ramkumar Iyer and Nandita Bose. Sept 18 (Reuters) - Rite Aid Corp cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time in about three months due to lower margins in its pharmacy ...
Jim Cramer's Mad Dash: Buy CVS Health Over Rite Aid, ConAgra Over ...  TheStreet.com
Rite Aid Profit Surges, Lowers Full-Year View  Wall Street Journal
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Irish economy sees strong growth
The Republic of Ireland's economy grew 1.5% in the second quarter of the year, figures show, and was up 7.7% on the April-to-June period in 2013.
Ireland Economy Grows 7.7 Percent, Leads Eurozone  ABC News
Ireland's Economy Surges Ahead of Eurozone  Wall Street Journal
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