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EBay, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn, to Spin Off PayPal
Photo. A PayPal employee demonstrates pay options.Credit Beck Diefenbach/Reuters. EBay said on Tuesday that it would spin off its PayPal payments unit into a separate publicly traded company, taking a step the activist hedge fund magnate Carl C. Icahn ...
EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015  Reuters
Did Apple Pay Force Paypal's Spinoff From EBay?  Bloomberg
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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.
Home Prices in US Rise at Slowest Pace in Almost Two Years  Businessweek
US Home Price Growth Slows Again in July, Says S&P/Case-Shiller  Wall Street Journal
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Apple Gets Illegal Tax Breaks From Ireland: EU
An apple logo sit on a sign at Apple Inc.'s campus in Cork, Ireland, on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Speaking to lawmakers in Dublin last month, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan insisted the country is no tax haven, after a congressional hearing in ...
5 Takeaways From The EU's Apple Ireland Tax Probe  Wall Street Journal (blog)
EU to decry Apple's Irish tax deal  BBC News
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News Corp. to Buy Real-Estate Business Move for $950 Million
News Corp., the newspaper publisher controlled by Rupert Murdoch, agreed to buy the owner of Realtor.com for $950 million, expanding its digital-real estate listings to compete with sites such as Zillow.
News Corp. to Buy Move, a Real Estate Listings Site  New York Times
News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million  The Seattle Times
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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.
U.K. GDP Grows 0.9% as Strength of Recovery Revised Up  Bloomberg
UK economy growing faster than previously thought, revised figures show  The Independent
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PRECIOUS-Gold set for first quarterly loss this year on dollar strength
... * Gold on track for 5.5 pct drop in September. * Dollar index set to post biggest quarter gain in 6 years. * European shares rise after euro zone inflation data (Updates throughout, changes dateline from SINGAPORE).
FOREX-Dollar heads for best quarter in 6 years, hits 4-year high  Daily Mail
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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
Ahead of the final trading day of the month, all the main U.S. indexes were in the red. The Nasdaq has been hurting the worst, down by about 1.6% over September.
Wall St. ends down on Hong Kong tensions, Ford outlook  Reuters
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Wall Street Seeking To Rebound Ahead Of Data
Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Tuesday's session higher following yesterday's retreat.
Global stocks mostly higher after after Wall Street declines, Hong Kong protests  Fox Business
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Here's Theory Why Segarra Drove New York Fed Crazy: Opening Line
We've lost something in our human nature since -- we're guessing -- the conclusion of the Second World War. Certainly since Vietnam.
How Not to Regulate  The Atlantic
The Fed Is Even Afraid To Ask Goldman Sachs The Easy Questions  Huffington Post
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Canada's Economy Unexpectedly Stalled in July on Oil Decline
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 ...
Canada Aug IPPI +0.2% M/M On Broad Based Gains, CAD Decline  MNI News
Oil and gas production, agriculture keep economy flat in July  Toronto Star
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