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  • PayPal goes mobile, to split from eBay in 2015 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year. Almost a year after billionaire Carl Icahn opened a proxy fight and pressured eBay for a spinoff of PayPal, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe announced the split Tuesday.

  • Men's Wearhouse names Norris, Fitzpatrick to posts Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    FREMONT, Calif.— Men's Wearhouse named Scott Norris as president of both its Men's Wearhouse and Moores brands, and Paul Fitzpatrick as brand president at Jos. Norris has been the executive vice president of merchandising for Men's Wearhouse, Moores and tuxedo rental.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif.— EBay to split PayPal business off into separate company next year.

  • *iPhone to reach China Oct 17 after regulatory delay. *Suppliers say no impact from China delay; have spare capacity. The company fixed the date after addressing software security concerns raised by regulators, which delayed the launch in China beyond the Sept 19 of several other countries.

  • EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into the iPhone maker's overseas tax practices.

  • The company fixed the date after addressing software security concerns raised by regulators, which delayed the launch in China beyond the Sept 19 of several other countries. Apple's suppliers said the delay did not have an impact on production, and are confident they can keep up with demand when the new, larger iPhone models hit China.

  • SoftBank considers stake in Legendary Pictures -report Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- Japan's SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday. The talks have been on a separate track from SoftBank's negotiations with DreamWorks Animation, The Hollywood Reporter said.

  • *Apple denied existence of backdoors to ministry. BEIJING, Sept 30- The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc reassuring the Chinese government that the smartphones did not have security "backdoors" through which U.S. agencies can access users' data.

  • China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.' s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information.

  • Brown says he's likely to sign plastic bag ban Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways. More than 100 cities and counties, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, have their own plastic bag bans.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • Sept 30- Bill Gross's sudden departure from Pimco and the Total Return Fund he ran for 27 years was the last straw for Jim Phillips, president of Retirement Resources, a Peabody, Massachusetts- based firm that advises 401 plans with $50 million to $100 million in assets.

  • Colorado high court considers pot firing case Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    DENVER— Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking.

  • Sept 30- SoftBank Corp's talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said. Two bankers at separate institutions in Japan said SoftBank's interest had cooled even before media reports emerged over the weekend about the discussions, with one citing price as a dissuading factor.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc's talks about taking on a Japanese owner highlight the challenges facing Hollywood's smaller studios in remaining independent and could prompt a string of other deals.

  • Brown vetoes bill to expand franchisee rights Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:12 PM ET

    Jerry Brown said Monday that he has rejected legislation that would have made it harder for the corporate owners of brands such as McDonald's and Subway to cancel franchise agreements.

  • District Judge William Pauley III in Manhattan cut a punitive damages award to $750,000 from $7.5 million, and additional aspects of the ruling could reduce the total amount further, according to an attorney for ex-MP3tunes Chief Executive Officer Michael Robertson.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- Shock and disbelief lingered at Pimco's sleek Newport Beach, California, headquarters on Monday, 72 hours after the investment firm was rocked by the sudden defection of co-founder Bill Gross to far-smaller rival Janus Capital Group. "We lost Mohamed El-Erian in January and now Bill Gross.

  • Los Angeles won't require skyscraper helipads Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— New skyscrapers will no longer be required to have rooftop helicopter landing pads under a change in city rules allowing alternative safety measures that will enable architects to design buildings with something other than the flat tops mandated since the 1950 s.