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Larry Ellison Stepping Down as Chief of Oracle
Lawrence J. Ellison in April. He was the chief executive with the highest total compensation in 2013. Credit Toru Yamanaka/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images.
Oracle CEO Ellison steps down  USA TODAY
Ellison Becomes Oracle Chairman as Catz, Hurd Split CEO Job  Businessweek
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Alibaba IPO is wake-up call for Silicon Valley
SAN FRANCISCO -- When its stock begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, Alibaba will become one of the world's most valuable Internet companies, alongside Google and Facebook.
Alibaba's IPO is testing American appetite for China
What to Expect From Alibaba's IPO  Bloomberg
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International markets roundup
A roundup of trading on major world markets: NEW YORK - The Dow and S&P 500 have bolted to fresh records on continued momentum from Wednesday's Federal Reserve decision and enthusiasm ahead of Alibaba's expected initial public offering Friday.
US stocks end up; Dow, S&P 500 at record highs  Reuters
MARKET SNAPSHOT: S&P 500, Dow Close At Record Highs  NASDAQ
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Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year.
Kohl's to bump up holiday hiring  Columbia Daily Tribune
Wal-Mart holiday hiring lags Target, Kohl's  WDSU New Orleans
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Poor ECB take-up a sign of troubles facing the eurozone economy
Here's what the European Central Bank offered: as much money as you want, no strings attached for the first two years, interest rate 0.15 per cent.
Pressure grows on the ECB as banks shun cheap money lending  The Independent
Euro zone yields rise mostly on tame ECB TLTRO, Fed outlook  Reuters
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Household wealth rises 1.7% to record level
WASHINGTON (AP) - Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June period to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending.
Household debt outside mortgages up at fastest pace since 2001  MarketWatch (blog)
The nation's wealth recovers, but largely for those at the top  Pew Research Center
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Home Depot: Card breach put 56 million cards at risk
SAN FRANCISCO - The credit card breach at Home Depot first reported earlier this month put credit card information for 56 million cards at risk, the company said Thursday.
Home Depot Says Data Breach Affected 56M Payment Cards  Bloomberg
Home Depot Breach Bigger Than Target's  Wall Street Journal
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CalPERS hires chief investment officer amid big changes in its strategy
The nation's largest public pension fund has hired Ted Eliopoulos as chief investment officer. Eliopoulos has held the post at the California Public Employees Retirement System as an interim appointee since June and replaces Joseph Dear, who died in ...
Calpers names Ted Eliopoulos chief investment officer  GlobalPost
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JetBlue Announces CEO Succession
NEW YORK, NY, Sep 18, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- JetBlue Airways JBLU, +1.16% today announced that Robin Hayes, the company's current President, will succeed Dave Barger as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 16, 2015.
JetBlue CEO Barger to Retire in February  Wall Street Journal
JetBlue Names Hayes as CEO With Barger to Leave in 2015  Businessweek
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PRECIOUS-Gold bounces off 8-1/2-month low on post-Fed short covering
... * Lower U.S. initial jobless claims boost dollar, pressure gold. * Dollar index at four-year high. * China buying picks up with lower prices.
Comex Gold Stabilizes On Short Covering, Pares Loss After Post-FOMC Decline  Forbes
Gold settles below $1230; worst day since early January  CNBC
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