Larry Ellison, a college dropout who built Oracle Corp. into one of America's largest companies, is stepping down as chief executive, in one of the momentous corporate handovers in the history of Silicon Valley.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's labor department reports the state total of private sector jobs increased by 3,900 in August. State officials say the 0.1 percent gain raises New York's overall job count to a record of 7,605,000.
US stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the US 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.
(Adds details). BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - China has fined British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc 3 billion yuan ($488.8 million) for paying out bribes in what is a record penalty for China, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.