Alibaba founder Jack Ma's road to the top · Alibaba valued at $186.5b after float. Alibaba is knocking Amazon.com off its perch as the world's largest online retailer by market value, signaling the ascendance of a global rival for investor and consumer dollars.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The British pound rose sharply after early results from the Scottish independence vote reinforced expectations Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Asian shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wall Street's strength.
Home-improvement retailer Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach the company announced last week involved about 56 million credit and debit cards in the U.S.
The pound sterling has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as early counts suggested a "No" vote to independence in Scotland's referendum.
EQUITIES. NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs.