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EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
(Reuters) - EBay Inc (EBAY.O) said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company.
Did Carl Ichan Influence eBay, PayPal Split?  Bloomberg
Ebay And PayPal To Split: Carl Icahn And Elon Musk Wish Comes True  Forbes
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Asian Stocks Continue to Fall as Hong Kong Protests Make the US Dollar Shine
Stock markets for global equity appeared to fall on Monday as Wall Street found itself affected by Hong Kong's destructive police baton charges and violent tear gas exchanges with pro-democracy protesters.
Global stock markets mostly turn higher  El Paso Inc.
Stocks close lower, following drops overseas  Los Angeles Times
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Home Prices Rise Less Than Expected in July
U.S. single-family home prices rose in July on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.
US Home Price Growth Slows Again in July, Says S&P/Case-Shiller  Wall Street Journal
City-by-city look at home prices in July  MarketWatch
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Apple Irish Tax Deal Engineered to Boost Employment, EU Says
Apple Inc. (AAPL) may have to pay millions of euros in taxes in Ireland dating back to 2003 after the European Union said the iPhone maker benefited from improper deals that were �motivated by employment considerations.
Brussels criticises Apple's Irish tax deals  Financial Times
Apple's iRich problem under Eire  Computerworld
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News Corp. to Buy Real-Estate Business Move for $950 Million
News Corp. (NWSA), the newspaper publisher controlled by Rupert Murdoch, agreed to buy U.S. online real-estate business Move Inc. (MOVE) for $950 million, net of the target's cash balance.
News Corp. to Buy Move, a Real Estate Listings Site  New York Times
News Corp moves into real estate in $950m deal
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Europe Ticks All the Wrong Boxes and Starts Mirroring Japan
Similarities between the euro region and Japan are intensifying, heaping pressure on Mario Draghi while offering good news for bond holders.
Global stocks head for worst quarter since euro crisis, dollar soars  Reuters
Eurozone inflation falls to near 5-year low  SFGate
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Analysis: UK GDP Productivity Boost Offset By Jobs Data Change
LONDON (MNI) - The overhaul of the UK National Accounts shows economic activity has been markedly stronger than previously estimated but the employment level is also set to be revised up, dampening the impact of stronger output on productivity.
UK GDP revised up: what the economists say  The Guardian
UK revises economic growth figure for second quarter from 0.8 percent to 0.9 ...  Daily Journal
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Morningstar downgrades Pimco Total Return citing outflows
Fund research firm Morningstar stripped Pimco's flagship Total Return bond fund of its gold rating Monday night, citing uncertainty over outflows after the departure of co-founder Bill Gross.
Bill Gross is definitely the smartest guy in the room at Janus  MarketWatch
Gross Departure is A Win-Win  Forbes
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How Not to Regulate
This past weekend's This American Life/ProPublica report confirms the worst of what many already suspected: The New York Fed has little independence from the industry it is supposed to control.
Long a target of Texas lawmakers, the Fed shown as timid in secret Goldman ...  Dallas Morning News (blog)
Financial firms don't need an inside job to get favorable Fed treatment  Washington Post (blog)
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FERC approves Dominion export project
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced its approval of the controversial $3.8 billion liquefied natural gas export project at Dominion Cove Point in Lusby on Monday evening.
'Dominion Resources' gets US Approval to Export LNG  Uncover California
Outrage over FERC decision on LNG exports
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