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Want to buy into Alibaba IPO? Caveat emptor
Investors who buy the new U.S.-listed shares of Alibaba when they start trading on Friday, won't really be buying a piece of the Chinese online retail giant.
What is Alibaba?  USA TODAY
Alibaba's Plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the World.  ABC News
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US Stocks Rise on Economy; Gold, Bonds Slide Amid Fed
U.S. inflation is still below the Fed target, Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, said after the meeting of officials.
Yellen Says U.S. Poorest Remain 'Extraordinarily Vulnerable'  Bloomberg
Stocks Soar on Fed's Calming Words  Wall Street Journal
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US Housing Starts Fall, but Broader Trends Look Solid
WASHINGTONï¿œU.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
Housing Starts See Biggest Drop Since April 2013  Fox Business
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German Bonds Drop After U.S. Jobs Data, ECB Loans
Spanish government bonds advanced as the European Central Bank's first targeted-loan program came in below economist estimates, boosting speculation policy makers will resort to sovereign-bond purchases to boost growth.
Draghi loan plan missing estimates complicates ECB stimulus  Chicago Tribune
A Bad Start For The ECB's New Easing Operations Leaves It Short Of Options  Forbes
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Sears Will Drown In Debt As Savvy Consumers Shop Elsewhere
After losing $975 Million in the first half of this year, Sears needs financial aid. In order to sustain the company, Eddie Lambert, the Chairman, CEO, and largest shareholder of Sears Holding, will pump $200 Million into the corporate coffers immediately and an ...
SEARS SHAREHOLDER ALERT -- Andrews & Springer LLC is Investigating ...  MarketWatch
Sears Holdings' suppliers can't be comfortable  The Province
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US jobless claims data point to firming labor market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting that a sharp slowdown in job growth last month was probably an aberration.
US Jobless Claims Fall to Second-Lowest Level in 14 Years  Wall Street Journal
Weekly jobless claims fall sharply to lowest since July  MarketWatch
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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.
Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.23 Percent  ABC News
US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.23 percent  Washington Post
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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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Rite Aid Cuts Full-Year Outlook for Second Time
Rite Aid Corp, the third-largest U.S. drugstore chain, cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time, citing lower margins in its pharmacy business, sending its shares down 11 percent in premarket trading.
What's Behind Rite Aid Corporation Stock's Disappointing Earnings  Motley Fool
Cramer demands answers from Rite Aid  Yahoo!7 News
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Bayer to Split off Polymer Division With IPO
German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG said Thursday it plans to spin off its polymer division with a separate stock listing.
Bayer eyes MaterialScience float in 12-18 months  Baltimore Sun
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