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  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Alison LePard, a 19- year-old college sophomore from Wellesley, Massachusetts, says that when she shops for clothes and accessories, her goal is a look that is uniquely hers.

  • Report: Home sales in Conn. flat so far this year Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    BOSTON— A real estate research group says single-family home sales in July increased slightly in Connecticut, posting the fifth increase from one year over the other in 2014.. The Warren Group said Wednesday that 3,152 single-family homes were sold in Connecticut in July, an increase of less than 1 percent compared with July 2013.

  • Conn. wins $8.2 million to upgrade freight rail Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Eastern Connecticut will receive an $8.2 million federal grant to upgrade freight rail that officials say will spur economic development and drive more traffic through the port of New London.

  • At the top end of expectations, the Alibaba IPO would raise $21.1 billion, topping Facebook Inc's $16 billion listing in 2012 as the largest-ever technology IPO.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Alison LePard, a 19- year-old college sophomore from Wellesley, Massachusetts, says that when she shops for clothes and accessories, her goal is a look that is uniquely hers.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Two senators asked the federal government to investigate a data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc and five U.S. states launched a probe into the matter on Tuesday as fallout from last week's attack intensified.

  • BOSTON, Sept 9- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has two major things going for it as it prepares for an initial public offering that could raise more than $21 billion: founder Jack Ma and a "capital-lite" business model.

  • District Judge Katherine Polk Failla dismissed a lawsuit by the New York Bankers Association, which said the law gave the city illegal power to regulate banks and conflicted with federal and state law.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. states probe Home Depot data breach Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 9- At least five states have launched a joint probe into the data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc, even as the retailer works to determine the impact on its customers in the United States and Canada.

  • Developer plans remake of area near Faneuil Hall Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    BOSTON— A Boston real estate developer is proposing to transform a cluster of office buildings near Faneuil Hall into a vibrant commercial complex featuring restaurants, retail and hotel space.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Monica Kipiniak doesn't think of herself as a statistic. The 46- year-old attorney from Brooklyn, New York is indeed part of a societal trend: Single women by choice having kids past the age of 40..

  • Alibaba talks corporate governance to investors Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma surprised potential investors at an event in New York by addressing governance concerns over the Chinese e-commerce giant.

  • Sept 8- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma on Monday surprised potential investors at a standing-room only event in New York by addressing governance concerns over the Chinese e-commerce giant, including a controversial 2010 spin-off of its online payment service.

  • Sept 8- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma on Monday gave potential investors little new information about his Chinese e-commerce giant, but surprised them by addressing governance concerns, including a controversial 2010 spin-off of its online payment service.

  • Alibaba IPO expected to price Sept. 18th - Fidelity Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    BOSTON, Sept 8- The blockbuster initial public offering of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is expected to price on Sept. 18th, Fidelity Investments has told brokerage clients.

  • Criminal charges dropped in lobster boat blockade Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    FALL RIVER, Mass.— Criminal charges were dropped Monday against two environmental activists who used a lobster boat to block a shipment to New England' s largest coal-burning plant.

  • Newfield Exploration is the S&P 500' s biggest decliner, off 6 percent at $39.45, with Chesapeake Energy down 3.2 percent at $25.32. The Nasdaq's losses are limited as tech shares continue to outperform; Yahoo Inc is up 4.1 percent at $41.22.

  • Sept 8- Hundreds of hedge funds, mutual funds and other institutional investors lined up on Monday to hear Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's management pitch the company's shares, as the Chinese e-commerce giant kicked off a two-week IPO marketing blitz.

  • Tech shares are rising, including Yahoo, up 2.6 percent and the Nasdaq's most active name in anticipation of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's initial public offering. Among the most active stocks on the NYSE are Brazil's Petrobras, down 2.68 percent to $18.86 and Ford Motor Co, down 2.21 percent to $16.76.

  • Tech shares are rising, including Yahoo, which is up 2.6 percent and is the Nasdaq's most active name in anticipation of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's initial public offering. Among the most active stocks on the NYSE are Brazil's Petrobras, down 1.75 percent to $19.04, and Ford Motor Co, down 2.39 percent to $16.73.