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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 Aside 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: Card breach put 56M cards at risk  USA TODAY
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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
Law Firm Kirby McInerney LLP Investigating Potential Claims on Behalf of ...  Business Wire (press release)
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Falling yen is weaker tonic for Japan
That is the message investors are sending after a month in which the yen broke out of a tight trading range and slipped to a six-year low against the dollar.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits six-year peak vs yen, stocks rally  Reuters
US dollar rises to six-year high against Japanese yen  Xinhua
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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.
Wal-Mart holiday hiring lags rivals  CNNMoney
Kohl's to hire 2300 seasonal workers for Edgewood distribution center  Baltimore Business Journal
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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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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 Will Buy Concur Technologies for $7.36 Billion
German business software maker SAP said it will buy travel and expense management software company Concur Technologies for $129 per share, or about $7.36 billion.
SAP buys software group Concur for $8.3bn  Financial Times
SAP Buys Concur Technologies for $8.3 Billion  New York Times
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Fed Reassurances and Solid Data on Economy Lift Wall St.
More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another high.
Yellen charts a smooth course to normality  Financial Times
U.S. stocks extend gains on Fed language; Dow rises 0.64%  NASDAQ
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