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Oracle CEO Ellison steps down
SAN FRANCISCO - Larry Ellison announced Thursday he has agreed to step down as CEO of Oracle, the software powerhouse he co-founded.
Larry Ellison to Step Aside as Oracle CEO  Wall Street Journal
End of Era: Ellison Steps Asides as Oracle CEO  ABC News
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Alibaba Raises $21.8 Billion in Initial Public Offering
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Alibaba sets stock price at $68 on eve of IPO  Los Angeles Times
Yahoo Seen Relying on Alibaba Even as IPO Sales Begin  Businessweek
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UPDATE 2-Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 mln cards
(Recasts, adds details about costs of breach and likelihood of costs rising, comment from computer security experts, background). By Jim Finkle and Nandita Bose.
Home Depot data breach bigger than Target's  MarketWatch
Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards
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Sears stores offer curbside pickup/returns to online shoppers
Hoffman Estates - Online shoppers picking up or returning items to brick-and-mortar Sears stores nationwide can take care of business without leaving their cars.
The most pressing questions for Sears after the $400 million loan  Chicago Tribune
Now You Can Return Stuff to Sears Without Getting Out of Your Car  TIME
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits six-year peak vs yen, stocks rally
... * Dollar climbs on diverging outlook for global rates * S&P 500, Dow hit fresh intraday record highs * Crude oil prices pressured by rising dollar (Adds close of European bond, stock markets) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The dollar hit a ...
Dollar Advances to Six-Year High Versus Yen on Fed; Franc Rises  Businessweek
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Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans
NEW YORK (AP) - UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S.
Kohl's to hire 2300 seasonal workers for Edgewood distribution center  Baltimore Business Journal
Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct  Washington Times
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Yum Brands Drops Communist Logo for Vietnamese Concept Shop
After members of Dallas' Vietnamese-American community protested the ill-chosen logo for Banh Shop, Yum! Brands has pledged to change the restaurant's symbol.
Yum axes restaurant logo after Communism uproar  CNBC
Taco Bell owner's cultural snafu forces logo change for new sandwich shop  Q13 FOX
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Fed survey: Many US families have weak assets
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen said a Fed survey found that an unexpected expense of just $400 would force the majority of American families to borrow money, sell something or simply not pay.
Yellen highlights inequality  Investor's Business Daily
Are stock and bond traders really reading Fed differently?  MarketWatch
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Banks Show Tepid Interest as ECB Begins Program of Cheap Loans
FRANKFURT - Banks borrowed less than expected from the European Central Bank in a disappointing start for a program intended to encourage more lending to businesses and households and to pump money into the ailing eurozone economy.
Poor ECB take-up a sign of troubles facing the eurozone economy  Financial Times
UPDATE 3-Low take-up for cheap bank credit raises pressure on ECB  Reuters
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SAP buys software group Concur for $8.3bn
SAP, the German software company, has agreed to acquire Concur, a developer of programs that help businesses manage travel expenses, in a $8.3bn deal that comes amid wider consolidation of global technology groups.
SAP Buys Concur Technologies for $8.3 Billion  New York Times
SAP to Buy Concur for Enterprise Value of About $8.3B  Bloomberg
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