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Bits Blog: Square Expands Its Cash Advance Service

NYT > Business - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:07
A deal with Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based firm known for backing small-business financing ventures, will broaden the start-up’s efforts to provide small capital extensions.

Nicholas Felton: A Quantified Life

NYT > Business - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:04
Nicholas Felton, an information designer who used to work at Facebook, has tracked almost every aspect of his life, from the miles he’s walked to the average length of his personal conversations.

Does the Upcoming "Pokemon" Game for iPad Mean Nintendo Is Finally Embracing Mobile?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:00
Pokemon Trading Card Game Online will come to iPad this year. Does this mean more Nintendo games will soon follow?

1 Way Samsung Plans to Take Down Apple

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:00
Samsung just purchased home automation company SmartThings -- pitting the two tech juggernauts against each other for control of connected homes.

Police Militarization: How It's Happening, and Who Could Be Profiting

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:38
Events in Ferguson, Missouri highlight how militarized American law enforcement has become. How is it happening, and is anyone profiting from it?

DealBook: Fight for Maker of Botox Tests Scope of Insider Trading Laws

NYT > Business - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:29
Pershing Square’s accumulation of shares in Allergan before a takeover bid was disclosed raises the question of how far the prohibition on insider trading ought to extend, Peter J. Henning writes in the White Collar Watch column.

Home Depot's Profit, Outlook Rise

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:02
Home Depot's spring recovery turned into summer strength as its sales and profit topped analysts' expectations in the second quarter, prompting it to raise its earnings forecast for the year.

Bad Loans Rise at Bank of China

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:01
Bank of China reported a jump in bad loans in the first half of this year even as its profit growth picked up, sounding a cautious note for big Chinese banks as they report results amid slowing economic growth.

Could the Great Renewable Energy Wall Between the U.S. and China Be Crumbling?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:00
International trade wars have long strangled renewable energy development -- but a new free trade agreement could set solar and other clean energies loose.

Medtronic Tops Views, Backs Covidien Bid

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:49
Medtronic posted first-quarter results that topped analyst expectations, while remaining 'fully committed' in its bid to buy Covidien PLC and being domiciled in Ireland.

James J. Schiro, Lead Director at Goldman Sachs, Dies at 68

NYT > Business - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:10
Mr. Schiro was also a veteran financial insider who led PriceWaterhouse Coopers and, more recently, Zurich Financial Services.

Home Depot’s Profit Climbs 14%

NYT > Business - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:02
Home Depot's fiscal second-quarter net income increased 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season.

You’re the Boss Blog: Why I Do All My Recruiting Through LinkedIn

NYT > Business - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
There is one catch. If I’m trying to poach the best people from our competitors, I can be sure that they’re trying to steal my best people too.

DOJ Closes AstraZeneca Probe

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:42
The U.S. Department of Justice has closed a probe into AstraZeneca's heart drug Brilinta, removing a major cloud over the U.K. drug maker's outlook.

BHP Billiton to Spin Off Assets

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:37
BHP Billiton said its annual profit rose, as it detailed plans to create a new company to house assets including nickel mines and aluminum smelters that would be listed on Australia's stock exchange.

Europe Stocks Extend Gains

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:36
European stocks extended the previous session's gains, tracking Monday's advances on Wall Street and feeding off a further easing of tensions in Ukraine—even though the situation remains highly delicate.

Imperial U.S. Brands Deal on Track

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:20
Imperial Tobacco Group reported a small decline in nine-month revenue and said it was on course to complete its acquisition of a pack of U.S. cigarette brands from Reynolds American and Lorillard.

It’s the Economy: Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999

NYT > Business - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:00
Silicon Valley wants to save you from ever having to leave your couch. Will it work this time around?

Maersk Raises Outlook, Returns Cash

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:44
Danish shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Møller-Maersk raised its full-year underlying profit outlook, with its container shipping unit Maersk Line expected to earn "significantly" above what it did in 2013.

Sports Business: MASN Pits Orioles Against Nationals After Years of Coexistence

NYT > Business - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:45
The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals met in court over their shared network, MASN, highlighting several problems with cable sports broadcasting.


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