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  • NY reports 3,900 jobs gain in August Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's labor department reports the state total of private sector jobs increased by 3,900 in August. State officials say the 0.1 percent gain raises New York's overall job count to a record of 7,605,000..

  • Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:49 AM ET

    HONG KONG— When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. Charismatic by the gray standards of Chinese CEOs, the elfin Ma is nicknamed "Crazy Jack" and is seen as China's version of Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates.

  • Pound rises as Scotland votes to stay in UK Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    HONG KONG— The British pound jumped as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom while Japanese shares surged as the yen extended losses against the dollar. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.5 percent to 2,056.83 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.4 percent to 24,267.86.

  • Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting for making credit card payments without pulling out a card at retail stores.

  • Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion. That's bigger than the current market value of companies such as Amazon, Cisco, and eBay.

  • Orders for Samsung Note 4 phone begin Friday Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale. The Note 4 will be available on Oct. 17. The Note runs Google's Android system and has Samsung-produced extras such as the ability to show multiple apps on the same screen at once.

  • Orders for Samsung Note 4 phone begins Friday Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale. The Note 4 will be available on Oct. 17. The Note runs Google's Android system and has Samsung-produced extras such as the ability to show multiple apps on the same screen at once.

  • EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scotland voted against breaking apart the United Kingdom in four small constituencies, early referendum results showed on Friday, as Scots agonized over the fate of their country following a divisive independence campaign.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 19- Sterling pushed sharply higher in Asian trade on Friday as the first result reported in the Scottish independence vote went to the unionist camp. The result in the small borough of Clackmannanshire was reported as 46.2 percent in support of independence, with 53.8 percent against.

  • Sept 18- JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.

  • Bank of Montreal is sued over Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    Sept 18- Bank of Montreal was sued on Thursday by a trustee liquidating two Florida funds that claimed to have lost money in a Ponzi scheme operated by Minnesota businessman Thomas Petters.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- Arab Bank Plc never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer for the bank told jurors on Thursday during closing arguments at the bank's civil trial on charges of financing terrorism.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market closed at record highs on Thursday following another piece of good news on the economy. Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department. That came a day after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday made clear it would keep interest rates near zero for a while.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- The Detroit Institute of Arts is prepared to sue to prevent the sale of its collection if Detroit's plan for exiting bankruptcy is not approved, the museum's chief operating officer told U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- Investors in U.S.-based funds added a net $6.7 billion into stock funds in the week ended Sept. 17, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Stock mutual funds attracted $646 million of that money, with stock exchange-traded funds drawing in $6.1 billion.

  • Final Glance: Computer companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Apple Inc s rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $101.79. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 34 or. 9 percent, to $37.01. International Business Machines Corp. rose$. 95 or. 5 percent, to $193.75.

  • Final Glance: Food companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $1.47 or 4.6 percent, to $33.48. General Mills Inc. rose$. 39 or. 8 percent, to $51.22. Mondelez International Inc. rose$. 39 or 1.1 percent, to $35.81.

  • Final Glance: Drugstore companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    CVSCaremark fell $1.06 or 1.3 percent, to $81.18. Rite Aid fell $1.23 or 18.5 percent, to $5.41. Walgreen fell$. 55 or. 9 percent, to $63.18.

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    General Electric Co. rose$. 16 or. 6 percent, to $26.21. Snap-On rose$. 34 or. 3 percent, to $125.33. Whirlpool Corp. fell$. 42 or. 3 percent, to $153.89.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $35.16. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 48 or 1.0 percent, to $49.69.