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  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Permira Advisers LLP has emerged as the front-runner to take genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc. Ancestry is focusing its discussions on Permira after it asked the private equity firm and its competitors- Hellman& Friedman LLC and TPG Capital LP- to improve on their offers, the people said.

  • *Company was seeking offers over $35 per share* Ancestry shares trading below $30 By Greg Roumeliotis and Soyoung Kim. NEW YORK, Oct 2- Permira Advisers LLP has emerged as the front-runner to take genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc.

  • *Company was seeking offers over $35 per share* Ancestry shares trading below $30 By Greg Roumeliotis and Soyoung Kim. NEW YORK, Oct 2- Permira Advisers LLP has emerged as the front-runner to take genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Permira Advisers LLP has emerged as the front-runner to take genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc. Ancestry is focusing its discussions on Permira after it asked the private equity firm and its competitors- Hellman& Friedman LLC and TPG Capital LP- to improve on their offers, the people said.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • Boeing engineers union rejects contract offer Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    SEATTLE-- Boeing Co.' s union of engineers and technical workers overwhelmingly rejected the aerospace giant's first contract offer in ballots tallied Monday night. Union leaders for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, had recommended that the union's 23,000 members say no to Boeing's four-year contract offer.

  • Utah taking public comment on clean-air plans Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah regulators called Monday for stricter controls on industrial emissions to reduce sooty pollution that typically settles in the heavily populated Wasatch Front for weeks in bowl-shaped valleys that trap smog. Regulators opened a month-long public comment period Monday on three sets of comprehensive clean-air plans for northern Utah.

  • Global Payments closes on APT acquisition Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Electronic payments processor Global Payments said Tuesday that it has completed its $413 million acquisition of smaller client Accelerated Payment Technologies. Global Payments Inc. announced the deal in August. Global Payments shares finished at $41.79 on Monday.

  • Measure of US home prices rises by most in 6 years Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight monthly gain. Housing prices are rising in most areas, according to CoreLogic.

  • TEXT-S&P: Boart Longyear outlook revised to stable Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:26 PM ET

    --U.S.-based drilling services provider and drilling products manufacturer Boart Longyear Ltd.. recently reduced its EBITDA guidance for the year, citing cuts in exploration spending budgets by mining companies, which we believe will lead to somewhat reduced liquidity.

  • Boeing engineers union expected to reject contract Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    SEATTLE-- Boeing Co.' s union of engineers and technical workers is expected to reject the aerospace giant's first contract offer when mail-in ballots are counted Monday evening. Union leaders for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, have recommended that its 23,000 members reject Boeing's four-year contract offers.

  • News Summary: Amex paying $112.5M in settlements Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:29 PM ET

    AMEX PAYING REFUNDS, FINES: American Express is paying $112.5 million in refunds and fines to settle regulators' accusations that it charged illegal late fees and deceived customers to pressure them to pay off old debts or buy extra credit card services. DECEPTIVE PRACTICES: Four federal agencies and Utah regulators reached settlements with the company.

  • Amex paying $112M in late-fee settlements Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- American Express is paying $112 million in refunds and fines to settle regulators' accusations that it charged unlawful late fees and deceived customers to pressure them to pay off old debts or buy extra credit card services. American Express is refunding $85 million to about 250,000 customers and is paying $27.5 million in civil fines.

  • Gun owned by Butch Cassidy auctioned in Calif. Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    VENTURA, Calif.-- A. 45- caliber gun once owned by Butch Cassidy has sold at auction in Southern California for $175,000. Cassidy, the infamous Old West bank robber, bought the revolver in a hardware store in Vernal, Utah, in 1896. He turned it over to Utah authorities in early 1900 in an unsuccessful attempt to gain amnesty.

  • Amex paying $112.5M in late-fee settlements Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- American Express Co. is paying $112.5 million in refunds and fines to settle regulators' accusations that it charged unlawful late fees and deceived customers to pressure them to pay off old debts or buy extra credit card services. American Express is refunding $85 million to about 250,000 customers and is paying $27.5 million in civil fines.

  • Where the 47 Percent Live Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:58 PM ET
    Total Returns: 10,995,576Returns With Income Tax Liability: 6,760,829Returns With No Income Tax Liability: 4,234,747Nonpayers: 38.5%According to Kasprak, Texas doesn’t rank very high in terms of the factors that contribute to high populations of nonpayers. It is, however, second in the nation in terms of recipients receiving refundable child tax credits.“This indicates a higher-than-normal percentage of low-income people choosing to have children,” he said. “So that is likely a big part of the n

    Mitt Romney said "There are 47 percent of the people who pay no income tax." Who are these people, and why are they exempt? Click to see which states have the highest number of people who pay no federal income tax.

  • Cities With the Most Affordable Homes Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:58 PM ET
    Home prices are strengthening and affordability of houses is slightly lower, according to new data from the second quarter of 2012. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) found that 92 percent of metropolitan areas had a rise in median home prices over the first quarter of 2012. Some homebuyers might not welcome this news, but for the home seller, it’s “another signal that the housing recovery is starting to take root,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rute

    Check out the major metropolitan housing markets with the most affordable homes for sale, counting down to number one.

  • Towns for Sale Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 10:55 AM ET
    Buford, Wyo.,  to a Vietnamese buyer for $900,000 in April. The same month, a couple  the tiny town of Wauconda, Wash., for $360,000. In May, the French “ghost village” of Courbefy  to an American photographer for about $643,000.You regularly see news items about entire towns and villages going up for sale. Why buy a whole town? Many buyers see business potential. An oft-cited plan for such purchases is transforming it into a tourist destination. One man used his July  of the abandoned town Bank

    For those who might like to own a town (and perhaps even give it a wacky new name) and have at least $250,000 to spend, here are eight options.

  • Where the Wall Street Companies Are Moving Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    On July 1,  published an  called “Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street.” It detailed an emerging trend in which major Wall Street companies are taking swaths of on-site mid-level jobs and relocating them to less expensive locations in the U.S. This phenomenon is known as “near-shoring.”It’s easy to understand the rationale. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 had a cumulative effect on many of these companies’ bottom li

    Which locations have Wall Street companies chosen for their mid-level operations? Read ahead to find out.

  • Scott Beck

    Some people may be surprised  that Utah  jumped to No. 2 in CNBC’s annual “America's Top States for Business” study, but I’m not, says CHG Healthcare Services President Scott Beck. Why? The corporate tax rate is geared to attract business, and the state also offers tax credits, and other incentives that promote business development and job creation,