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  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network. The company said in a statement Thursday that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving Facebook.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- Facebook Inc is testing a new "buy" button on its website that will let consumers purchase products that are advertised on its social network.

  • HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 17- A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro- Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.

  • Alibaba now eyes September for U.S. mega-IPO -source Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 17- Alibaba Group Holding Inc has pushed its highly anticipated IPO until after the September Labor Day holiday, a source with knowledge of the matter said, as the Chinese online retail company works through the complex process of launching what could the largest-ever U.S. tech debut.

  • Squawking Murdoch media moves & Delivering Alpha Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- Fed Chair Janet Yellen may have surprised the markets this week by noting that valuations in some parts of the U.S. stock market look stretched but mutual fund managers mostly greeted her comments with a shrug.

  • Not famous? This Facebook app isn't for you Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:44 PM ET
    Facebook headquarters

    Facebook unveils a new app, 'Mentions', intended for "verified public figures" to post content to the social networking site, Re/code reports.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    3. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc. 1. Guess The Emoji, Conversion, LLC. 2. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Glu Games Inc..

  • Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body.

  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    HRABOVE, Ukraine— A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro- Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.

  • July 17- Credit card processor Alliance Data Systems Corp bumped up its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this year after posting a better-than-expected second-quarter profit, helped by strong sales in its customer loyalty programs business.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- EBay Inc posted a 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, as better-than-expected results from its fast-growing PayPal division helped the online retailer overcome increasing competition from Amazon.com Inc and a well-publicized cyber attack.

  • July 16- SanDisk Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast that was below Wall Street's estimate, warning that it would be unable to the meet the booming demand for solid-state drives and memory chips, and its shares fell 9 percent in extended trading.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- EBay Inc posted a 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as better-than-expected results from its fast-growing PayPal division helped to overcome increasing competition from Amazon.com Inc and a well-publicized cyber-attack that exposed customers' data.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Who's afraid of Janet Yellen? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    July 16- Markets aren't afraid of Janet Yellen, but you might want to be. Yellen and her colleagues at the Federal Reserve Board took unusually frank aim at frothy valuations in social media and biotech shares, as well as at parts of the debt markets, in testimony before Congress this week.

  • Google likely a trillion dollar company: Tech pro Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:42 PM ET
    Jim Breyer and Shana Fisher (right) talk with Kara Swisher

    Google has the potential to hit a trillion-dollar market cap in the next 10 years, according to one technology investing leader.

  • What happens to your online accounts when you die? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts?

  • *NAMA tasked with developing " Canary Wharf of Dublin". DUBLIN, July 16- Ireland said on Wednesday its state-run "bad bank" would repay at least 80 percent of its senior debt two years earlier than forecast in 2016 and unveiled plans for a new business district to rival London's Canary Wharf.

  • Small firms’ hopes soar on Amazon drone plan Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    As the world's largest technology companies look at ways to use drones, small makers of unmanned aircraft are hoping to fly right behind them.

  • After 16 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.