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EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
(Reuters) - EBay Inc (EBAY.O) plans next year to spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, giving in to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument for a leaner company better equipped to compete in the competitive mobile payments market.
eBay to Spin Off PayPal  TIME
Analyst on EBay: Limited Upside After Paypal Spinoff  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Consumers show more worry in September
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The disappointing jobs report for August took a toll on the psyche of Americans: the consumer confidence index fell sharply in September and posted its first decline in five months.
September US Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Drops  Wall Street Journal
Consumer Confidence Falls to Lowest Level Since May  Fox Business
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Global stock markets mostly turn higher
(AP Photo/Richard Drew). A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew).
Wall Street Seeking To Rebound Ahead Of Data  RTT News
Global stocks mostly higher after US declines  Enquirerherald
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Home prices rising at slowest pace since 2012
U.S. home prices in July showed their smallest annual gains since late 2012, according to a closely-watched barometer of the market.
Dollar index pares gains after US home price data  Reuters
City-by-city look at home prices in July  MarketWatch
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UPDATE 2-EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid
... * Tax deals with iPhone maker could be illegal state aid. * EU regulator requests income statements of 2 Apple groups. * If proven, Ireland could have to claw back tax from Apple (Adds details of Apple and Fiat investigations, Monday's comment from Irish ...
Apple Irish Tax Deal Engineered to Boost Employment, EU Says  Bloomberg
Apple's iRich problem under Eire  Computerworld
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News Corp. to Buy Move Inc. for About $950 Million
News Corp. will pay about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.
With $950M Move buy, News Corp. eyes Zillow's turf  CNET
News Corp to buy Move Inc. for $950 million  MarketWatch
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Dollar soars, stocks head for worst quarter in two years
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar surged on Tuesday after data showed inflation in the euro zone barely rose in September, with the U.S.
Germany fights on two fronts to preserve the eurozone  MarketWatch
Risk of third German recession pressures Europe  CNNMoney
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UPDATE 1-UK economy picks up in second quarter, recovery pace revised higher
... * UK economy grows 0.9 percent in Q2 - ONS. * Figures based on new method of calculating data. * Recovery since crisis stronger than thought.
Analysis: UK GDP Productivity Boost Offset By Jobs Data Change  MNI News
UK economy grew 0.9% in second quarter, says ONS  BBC News
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Canada's Economy Unexpectedly Stalled in July on Oil
Canada's gross domestic product was little changed in July as a drop in oil and gas production offset gains in manufacturing. Output remained close to an annualized C$1.63 trillion ($1.46 trillion) in July following six monthly increases, Statistics Canada said ...
WRAPUP 1-Canada's economy stalls in July after 6-month growth streak  Reuters
Canadian GDP flat in July  NASDAQ
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UPDATE 1-Walgreen posts highest quarterly sales growth in 3 years
(Adds details). Sept 30 (Reuters) - U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported its biggest jump in quarterly sales in three years, helped by higher prescription sales, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading.
Walgreen Swings to Loss on Alliance Boots Call Option  NASDAQ
CFO: Walgreen's 4Q loss 'doesn't tell the whole story'  Chicago Tribune
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