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  • Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    TEANECK, N.J.— Cognizant is buying health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash. Privately held TriZetto Corp. is based in Englewood, Colorado. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., based in Teaneck, New Jersey, plans to finance the transaction with available cash and debt.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US industrial production Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve reports on industrial production for August. The report will be released at 9:15 a.m. EDT Monday. A separate report from the Institute for Supply Management showed that U.S. manufacturing rose on the ISM index to the highest level in more than three years.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to increase the size of its U.S. initial public offering because of "overwhelming" investor demand, people familiar with the deal said on Monday.

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 15- Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself.

  • JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 15- As President Barack Obama knits together an international coalition to take its campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria, fighters like Ammar al-Wawi could make the difference.

  • Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Alibaba's choice of New York over Hong Kong for its blockbuster IPO was a blow for the Chinese financial center.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- Netflix launched its video streaming service in France on Monday and teamed up with Bouygues to offer its content on France's third-largest telecom operator's set-top boxes.

  • Kim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand— At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.

  • Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Some 750 to 1,000 hotels will participate from Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, J.W. Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels.

  • China creates its first no-cellphone sidewalk lane Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

  • A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security— the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

  • Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    He's the subject of an exhibition at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery where he's buried— just miles from Coney Island where he lived and worked. "William F. Mangels: Amusing the Masses on Coney Island and Beyond" runs through Oct. 26 at the cemetery's chapel.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing, people familiar with the matter said, in a new reversal on electric cars that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault.

  • RENAULT- NISSAN SAYS NO DECISION MADE ON ALLIANCE BATTERY PROCUREMENT.

  • *China Aug factory output growth slows to near 6- year low. SINGAPORE, Sept 15- Brent crude slumped to a more than two-year low under $97 per barrel on Monday as lacklustre economic data from China, the world's top energy consumer, cast a shadow on the outlook for oil demand amid abundant global supplies.

  • US says Middle East to help fight IS, UK cautious Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against IS militants, but Britain held back.

  • Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff Sunday, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns, authorities said.

  • South Dakota bucks trend of dwindling sales tax Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— A rise in income inequality appears to be negatively affecting tax revenues in South Dakota and other states, according to a new report from the credit rating agency Standard& Poor's.

  • Brent hits 26-month low under $97 on weak China data Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    *China Aug factory output growth slows to near 6- year low. SINGAPORE, Sept 15- Brent crude slumped to a more than two-year low under $97 per barrel on Monday as a slew of lacklustre economic data from China, the world's top energy consumer, cast a shadow on the outlook for oil demand amid abundant global supplies.

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    DENVER— The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to have killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.