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Shrewd investor Carl Icahn is killing it
Carl Icahn has made a killing on eBay, and other notable investments in recent years. NEW YORK (CNNMoney). Love him or hate him, Carl Icahn's streak just got hotter.
EBay will spin off PayPal, giving in to Carl Icahn  Los Angeles Times
eBay, PayPal to split into separate companies in 2015  CNET
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Consumer Confidence in U.S. Decreases to a Four-Month Low
Confidence among U.S. consumers unexpectedly declined in September to a four-month low as Americans' views of the labor market deteriorated.
U.S. consumer confidence drops in September  GlobalPost
Consumers show more worry in September  MarketWatch
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UPDATE 3-EU says Ireland swapped Apple tax deal for jobs
... * Tax deals with iPhone maker could be illegal state aid. * EU regulator requests income statements of 2 Apple groups. * If proven, Ireland could have to claw back tax from Apple (Adds expert comment).
Apple Irish Tax Deal Engineered to Boost Employment, EU Says  Bloomberg
EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits  Chron.com
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Strong Dollar Set to Reign as Euro, Yen Continue Swoon
The speed of the dollar's rise has surprised some analysts, but with the Fed poised to raise interest rates, most expect its rally to continue.
Investing in a Rising Dollar  WealthManagement.com
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New London County local home sales buck statewide downward trend in August
The up-and-down Connecticut real estate market took a dip in August, though local sales of single-family homes fought the trend. The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record, reported today that New London County saw a 3 percent increase in ...
Home Sales, Prices Down In August  CBS Local
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With Purchase of Move, News Corp. Puts Focus on the Internet
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- News Corp. (NWS) , which spun out its 21st Century Fox (FOX) unit to focus on print media, is now spending $950 million of its cash for Move (MOVE) , an online real estate platform whose sites include Realtor.
Murdoch's play for Move shows appetite for investing in real estate ...  Inman.com
News Corp. (NWS) is Set to Buy Realtor.com Holding Company for $950 million  Stocks.org
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UPDATE 1-UK economy picks up in second quarter, recovery pace revised higher
... * UK economy grows 0.9 percent in Q2 - ONS. * Figures based on new method of calculating data. * Recovery since crisis stronger than thought.
U.K. GDP Grows 0.9% as Strength of Recovery Revised Up  Bloomberg
Drugs, sex industry boost UK economy  Independent Online
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Germany fights on two fronts to preserve the eurozone
Driven to drink: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union has had to contend with the upstart Alternative for Germany, a party founded in February 2013.
Eurozone's Drop in Inflation Carries More Fears of Another Recession  New York Times
Euro tumbles on ECB easing speculation  Financial Times
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Protests continue to rattle Hong Kong stocks
Wall Street stock futures edged higher but Hong Kong's Hang Seng index tumbled for a second day Tuesday as protesters blocked streets in the city's business district.
US Stocks Meander in Afternoon Trading  ABC News
US stocks edge higher in midday trading  Chron.com
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Canadian Dollar Drops to Six-Month Low as Economic Growth Stalls
The Canadian dollar slumped to a six-month low after reports showed economic growth stalled in July. The loonie, as the Canadian dollar is called for the image of the aquatic bird on its C$1 coin, extended its longest streak of losses in two months as a drop ...
WRAPUP 1-Canada's economy stalls in July after 6-month growth streak  Reuters
Canadian GDP flat in July  NASDAQ
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