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  • *Chinese e-commerce giant files for most anticipated IPO since Facebook. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which powers 80 percent of all online commerce in the world's second-largest economy, is expected to raise more than $15 billion, and could top the $16 billion pulled in by Facebook Inc when it listed in 2012..

  • *Tencent, JD.com tie-up sharpens e-commerce challenge. SHANGHAI, March 17- Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in an apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Apple Inc. was unchanged at $95.04 with 19,671,200 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. was unchanged at $11.42 with 9,671,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 1 percent to $25.46 with 12,995,800 shares traded.

  • Sun Valley talks national service, education Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 10- Media and technology CEOs and investors get together every year at the Allen& Co conference in Sun Valley for a week of mingling and deal-making at the upscale Idaho mountain resort.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 5 percent to $94.90 with 21,992,800 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose. 5 percent to $11.46 with 18,832,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 1 percent to $25.47 with 17,833,000 shares traded.

  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    LONDON— More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.

  • Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:07 AM ET

    MILTON, Ga.— The high-priced prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die after injecting him with a lethal dose of heroin on his yacht had called 911 two months earlier when she found her boyfriend in the throes of a fatal overdose in their home.

  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    LONDON— More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Crumbs today, jam tomorrow? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    That is the message from the demise of cupcake company Crumbs Bake Shop, a seller of cupcakes each of which averaged about one fourth of your daily caloric needs.

  • Stocks end higher after 2-day drop; end of QE in view Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks edged higher on Wednesday, following a two-session drop, as Wall Street welcomed Fed minutes and corporate earnings.

  • 'Duck of Justice' quacks down on crime Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:38 PM ET
    Picture posted on facebook page of the Bangor Maine Police Department

    The Bangor Police Department has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed duck were added.

  • Why analysts are still bullish on Facebook Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    Facebook headquarters

    There's been no shortage of negative Facebook headlines recently, but the company's stock will likely continue to climb, some analysts said.

  • Review: Unlimited e-book services offer plenty Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    SPANISH FORK, Utah— Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies. Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a monthly price— $10 for Oyster and $9 for Scribd. These services are great if you have a long weekend or a vacation coming up, or in my case three weeks of travels from California to New York.

  • Keep those bears on a leash—bulls aren’t done yet Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Put your charts and your obscure indicators away—this market hasn't peaked yet, says Ron Insana.

  • These 11 companies own earnings season Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    11 companies in the S&P 500 have beaten earnings expectations by 10% or more in each of the past four calendar quarters. USA Today reports.

  • Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    The 80- officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed duck were added. Tim Cotton, a 17- year veteran Bangor officer with a fondness for the humor of George Carlin and Jim Gaffigan.

  • Joko Widodo leading Indonesia presidential polls Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— The rival candidates in Indonesia's presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago. According to the three most reputable quick-count surveys, soft-spoken Jakarta Gov.

  • Momentum stocks to buy on the selloff: Bob Peck Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Internet analyst Bob Peck names three high-flying stocks to buy on the most recent pullback.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    Bay Area preps for showdown. WASHINGTON— If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

  • Scouring the market looking for opportunity? Jim Cramer says get these 5 things into your portfolio, pronto.