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Google among major US companies researching use of color in business initiatives

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:31am
Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding.
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Technip Up 6.8% After Dropping Bid For CGG; CGG Slides 29%

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:27am
Shares of Technip SA rallied 6.8% at the open on Monday after the oil-and-gas services company late Sunday said it had dropped plans to buy CGG .
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Union calls Amazon workers at 5 German centers out on 3-day strike in wage dispute

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:16am
A union has launched a three-day strike at five Amazon.com distribution centers in Germany, the latest in a string of walkouts in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer.
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Sales of macadamia nuts soar in South Korea after Korean Air executive's nut rage

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:07am
South Korean online retailers say demand for macadamia nuts has skyrocketed after a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a plane over an incident now dubbed "nut rage." Auction, a South Korean unit of eBay, said Monday that sales of macadamias surged nearly 1,200 percent during the five days to Sunday without any sales promotions.
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Asian stock markets slide after Wall Street tumble as Sydney cafe siege unfolds

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:19pm
Asian stocks slid Monday after Wall Street suffered its biggest weekly loss in more than two years following another slump in oil prices.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:29pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 1.2% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 1.5% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 1.2% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.8% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.6% ; Taipei (Taiex) down 0.9% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Hong Kong Stocks Retreat As PBOC Report Tips Slower Growth

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:19pm
Hong Kong stocks headed toward a third straight day of losses Monday morning, tracking U.S. losses at the end of last week and reacting to a research report from China's central bank predicting the country's economic growth could decrease to 7.1% next year on slowing property investment.
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Japan Stocks Retreat In Face Of U.S. Losses, Yen's Gains

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:50pm
Japanese stocks gave ground Monday, taking cues from Friday's losses on Wall Street and some gains for the yen.
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Sydney Cafe Patrons Held Hostage; Flag Placed In Window

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:13pm
Unknown gunmen entered a cafe in Sydney's business district Monday morning, taking as many as 20 hostages, reports from the Australian city said.
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Japan's Tankan Survey Slightly Weaker At The Top

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:06pm
Japanese business sentiment showed some relative weakness among the top manufacturers, though other segments indicated some improvement, according to the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly "tankan" survey.
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Australia Stocks Fall As Miners Sell Off

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:53pm
Australian stocks took a turn for the worse Monday morning, as the S&P/ASX 200 pulled back by 1.2% with resource shares leading the way down.
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BC Partners To Buy PetSmart For About $8.7 Billion Cash

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:35pm
PetSmart Inc. said Sunday that it had agreed to be sold to a consortium led by BC Partners Inc. for $83.00 per share in cash, valuing the deal at a total of about $8.7 billion.
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PetSmart is being sold to investor group led by buyout firm BC Partners for $8.7 billion

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:01pm
PetSmart is being sold to a group of investors led by buyout firm BC Partners for $8.7 billion.
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Sy Berger, father of modern baseball trading card at Topps in the '50s, dies at 91 in New York

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:16pm
The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died.
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Days after storm, number of Vermont customers without power drops below 4,000

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 4:18pm
The number of homes and businesses still without power in Vermont has dropped to just under 4,000.
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Obama pick to head Social Security runs into more trouble; Senate cancels confirmation vote

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 1:22pm
President Barack Obama's pick to head the Social Security Administration has run into more trouble after Senate Democrats canceled a procedural vote on her nomination.
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Someone stole your identity. What do you do now? A look at ways to protect & fix your credit

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:46am
Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year.
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Victims of identity theft stuck fighting for months to fix credit report, recover stolen funds

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:46am
As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone used his identity to commit fraud.
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Maine's lobster catch likely declined in 2014 from 2 previous high years, raising prices

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:16am
The 2014 lobster fishing season appears to have resulted in a lower total catch than the previous two years — meaning slightly higher prices for consumers — but it remained a productive year, lobstermen say.
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Monday's deadline for obtaining coverage by Jan. 1 is big test for revamped HealthCare.gov

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:34am
President Barack Obama's health insurance program faces another big test Monday.
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