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THE BIGGEST: Alibaba raised $21.8 billion in its debut, making it the biggest U.S.-listed IPO in history after the IPO of credit card processing company Visa in 2008. If Alibaba's investment banks were to exercise their option to sell an additional 48 million shares, it could make Alibaba's IPO the biggest in the world, beating out the $22 billion IPO of Agricultural Bank of China in 2010..
Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. The Department of Homeland Security Department warned last month that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.
KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Merrill Lynch fired two veteran brokers from its Private Banking and Investment Group two weeks ago for guiding clients to invest in a hedge fund outside of the brokerage firm.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp? Of 12 analysts who replied to an anonymous poll, five said Catz would likely run Oracle, while only one voted for Hurd, 57. Four said both would continue to run the company, one said neither, and one plumped for dark-horse internal candidate Thomas Kurian.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— The production of pet food at a Flagstaff factory where an explosion injured four contract workers isn't expected to resume for several weeks. Officials from Nestlé Purina said Friday that the ingredient intake and handling area of the mill building will need repairs.
Judge Harry Pregerson, who is 91 and one of the longest-serving members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, swore in Nina Hachigian as American envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN.
NEW ORLEANS— A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment makes adjustments to existing obstruction of Congress and false statement charges against David Rainey, who faces a March 9 trial.
Sept 19- Presidents of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks are more likely to dissent in favor of tighter monetary policy, than the political appointees who make up the central bank's Board of Governors, according to a Fed study published on Friday.
eBay fell$. 30 or. 6 percent, to $52.40. Groupon Inc. rose$. 08 or 1.2 percent, to $6.97. LinkedIn Corp. rose$. 67 or. 3 percent, to $211.17.
Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $74.30. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $1.11 or. 5 percent, to $205.69. Kansas City Southern fell$. 43 or. 4 percent, to $121.43.
CVSCaremark rose$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $81.37. Rite Aid fell$. 06 or 1.1 percent, to $5.35. Walgreen fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $62.88.
Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $16.76. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 71 or 2.4 percent, to $28.30. ManpowerGroup fell$. 49 or. 6 percent, to $75.24.
Aflac Inc. fell$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $58.40. American International Group fell $1.09 or 1.9 percent, to $55.24. MBIA fell$. 29 or 3.0 percent, to $9.53.
ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $33.61. General Mills Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $51.28. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 45 or. 9 percent, to $50.52.
Bank of America Corp. fell$. 09 or. 5 percent, to $16.95. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $53.48. Goldman Sachs fell $1.69 or. 9 percent, to $186.20.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 04 or percent, to $95.25. Humana Inc. rose $1.73 or 1.3 percent, to $134.91. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $87.80.
Fluor fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $70.27. Foster Wheeler rose$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $31.76. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $37.01.
Apple Inc s fell$. 83 or. 8 percent, to $100.96. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $36.79. International Business Machines Corp. rose$. 25 or. 1 percent, to $194.00.