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  • BANGALORE, Oct 8- Shopping in a U.S. department store? It's called Big Data, and although much of the work is done in the United States, India is getting an increasing slice of the action, re-energising an IT sector whose growth has begun to falter. "There are hundreds of boutiques in India right now.

  • Miss Manners on sentiments in the digital age Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 10:07 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- In an age when people can choose among text messages, email, Facebook and old-fashioned stamps and printed cards, the chance to use the wrong method when sending your very best is quite high.

  • Social media among threats to greeting card makers Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    If you're like many Americans, your friends are texting their congratulations, sending you an e-card or clicking "Like" on your Facebook wall. The 25- year-old nanny from Kansas City, Mo., hears from friends largely through Facebook. " In consolidating its Kansas operations, Kansas City- based Hallmark plans to shed 300 jobs.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Sunday British business - Oct 7 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Sunday Times GERMAN THREAT TO BLOCK BAE DEAL Germany has threatened to scupper the 28 billion pound merger of BAE Systems and EADS unless the headquarters of the combined company is located in Munich.

  • OMAHA, Neb., Oct 6- Steve Martin has released an off-beat ad endorsing Bob Kerrey's candidacy in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race, in which the actor and comedian demonstrates how to build a wad of paper while cue cards offering praise for Kerrey are displayed on the screen.

  • Officials reject conspiracies on unemployment rate Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 3:01 AM ET

    The staffers who compute the U.S. unemployment rate work in an agency of the Labor Department. Officials who have overseen the work say it's prepared under tight security with no White House input or supervision. The only BLS employee appointed by the White House is the commissioner, who operates independently of the White House.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6- Zynga Inc's inexorable decline over the past six months, capped by a sharp reduction in its 2012 outlook on Thursday, has sharpened interest in what Chief Executive Mark Pincus will do next. Zynga did launch several such games this year, including "The Ville" and "ChefVille," and is working on several more.

  • In coal country, a show of solidarity takes root Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    Thousands of miners have been laid off this year across Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia, many with little hope of getting their jobs back as power plants and the coal mines that once fed them shut down.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Small- and mid-capitalization stocks closed flat to lower o n Friday, with shares of Zynga. Shares of Zynga fell 12 percent to $2.48 after the social games maker cut its 2012 outlook for a second time on the poor performance of its live Internet games and the writeoff of an acquisition.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- A young model was insane when he killed and castrated a prominent Portuguese journalist in a New York hotel room, believing he could "harness the power" of the man's severed testicles, a defense lawyer said at the start of the murder trial on Friday.

  • Steep drop in unemployment rate spawns conspiracy Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 6:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Sasquatch might as well have traipsed across the White House lawn Friday with a lost Warren Commission file on his way to the studio where NASA staged the moon landing. Officials at the Labor Department said the jobs figures are calculated by highly trained government employees without any political interference.

  • Stocks Flat, but Dow Logs Best Close in 5 Years Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed Friday, erasing an earlier rally fueled by the monthly government jobs report, but all three major indexes still posted their first positive week in three and the Dow finished at its best level since December 2007.

  • CNBC’s Ego Trip: Big Bird, Zuckerberg or Whitman? Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    CNBC's Ego Trip

    Find out who won this week's Ego Trip.

  • Don’t Short Zynga—Here’s Why: Analyst Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 3:59 PM ET
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    Although Zynga shares hit a fresh all-time low on Friday after the company lowered its full-year guidance, one analyst advised investors against shorting the stock.

  • Zynga Facing Headwinds Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
    Zynga Facing Headwinds

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at Zynga's plunge, and whether the game is over for social gaming. And CNBC's Robert Frank looks at what the stock's fall has meant to Zynga's founder, Mark Pincus' finances.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:41 PM ET
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    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including a ballsy brew in Denver and a possible turnaround in beer shipments.

  • Zynga's Woes Dragging Facebook Down Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:31 PM ET
    Zynga's Woes Dragging Facebook Down

    Shares of Zynga are tanking after cutting its guidance last night, and JPMorgan cut its estimates on Facebook based on the announcement. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details.

  • The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 1.18 points, or 0.04 percent, to 3,150.64. **PRIMERO MINING CORP, $7.16, up 32.6 pct. **FLEETMATICS GROUP PLC, $22.98, up 35.2 pct.

  • Mark Pincus Loses $4 Million a Day for Seven Months Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:35 PM ET
    Mark Pincus, founder and chief executive officer of Zynga Game Network Inc.

    Mark Pincus has lost $1 billion in paper wealth over the past seven months -- or about $4 million a day, or $200,000 an hour.

  • Inside-Facebook-Headquarters-mural-200.jpg

    Facebook just passed the one billion user mark. That makes it the only employer on the planet capable of directly impacting a seventh of the world's population, except for the Communist Party of China.