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Alibaba's affluent: Instant riches for company workers
BEIJING - You might be millionaires, but please spend wisely. In recent months, as the IPO of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba loomed into view, founder Jack Ma kept warning his employees.
Jack Ma is the rock star of Wall Street with historic IPO of his e-commerce ...  Sydney Morning Herald
Alibaba Stock Soars in Jubilant Trading Debut  ABC News
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County unemployment rate drops
YORK - York County's unemployment rate dropped more than a half percent between July and August, according to the Nebraska Department of Labor.
Area unemployment below four percent  Lexington Clipper Herald
Jobless rates up in 24 states; hiring up in 35  USA TODAY
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Gilt Curve Flattens as Scottish No Vote Returns Focus to Economy
U.K. shorter-dated government bonds fell, underperforming longer-maturity gilts, as Scotland's rejection of independence from the union put the focus back on to when the Bank of England will raise interest rates.
The rebound from 'No' vote will be short-lived  Yahoo!7 News
Interest rates 'could rise sooner' after Scotland vote  ITV News
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Fitch upgrades Lagos to AA+; Outlook Stable
Fitch Ratings has upgraded Nigerian Lagos State's National Long-term rating to 'AA+(nga)' from 'AA(nga). The Outlook is Stable.
Fitch Revises Outlook on Zambia to Positive; Affirms at B'  Reuters
Fitch Affirms Raytheon's Ratings at 'A-/F2'; Outlook Stable  MarketWatch
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Unemployment rate drops in August
Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw a welcome drop in August as more food manufacturing jobs opened up with the arrival of harvest season.
California adds 44200 jobs in August  Los Angeles Times
Stanislaus County's unemployment rate dips to 10.2% in August, a six ...  Merced Sun-Star
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Gauge of Economy Edged Up 0.2%. in August
The Conference Board said on Friday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.2 percent in August, the seventh consecutive increase.
Measure of US economy's future health slows to 0.2% gain in August  The Globe and Mail
US leading indicator rises less than expected in August  Reuters
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Alaska PARK(ing) Day takes back the pavement
Alaska PARK(ing) Day is an answer to that old Joni Mitchell folk song about paving paradise and putting up a parking lot. For one day 12 Anchorage parking spaces were transformed into temporary green spaces.
On Park(ing) Day even Seattle's Mayor comes out to play  KING5.com
PARK(ing) Day brings curb appeal  Charlottesville Tomorrow
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Sistema chairman Vladimir Evtushenkov released from house arrest
Vladimir Evtushenkov had been placed under house arrest in Moscow on Tuesday on alleged money-laundering charges. Reuters. SummaryChairman of the diversified Russian business conglomerate Sistema was released.
Russia: Investigative Agency Says Tycoon Remains Under House Arrest  New York Times
Sistema Head Yevtushenkov Freed from House Arrest  Wall Street Journal
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Security experts told Home Depot of hacking risk back in 2008
NEW YORK - The risks were clear to computer specialists inside Home Depot: The home-improvement chain, they warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers.
5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches  Omaha World-Herald
Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable  New York Times
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Siemens, GE, others line up for Dresser-Rand
NEW YORK: General Electric is lined up with Germany's Siemens and other companies in pursuit of oil equipment maker Dresser-Rand Industries, with any deal likely to be worth more than US$6 billion.
Swiss company says it's discussing merger with Dresser-Rand  Houston Chronicle
UPDATE 3-Siemens, GE consider bid for Dresser Rand - reports  Reuters
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