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  • MANILA, July 2- Sweating under their hard hats, renowned Polish architect David Libeskind and interior designers from Italy's Armani trooped to a construction site in sweltering, downtown Manila, to perform the ground breaking for a new tower in the Philippine capital.

  • Google's Nest opens doors to third-party apps Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Nest, the Google Inc- owned maker of smart thermostats and other home automation products, will allow other companies to create apps that communicate with its devices. Nest said that it was working with companies including washer-dryer maker Whirlpool Corp and automatic garage door opener company Chamberlain.

  • May 28- By December, Holly Ellis and Brendan Spiegel had nailed down most of the details of their upcoming July wedding by signing a contract that would take care of just about everything- from food to flowers to music.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- When Jessica Yingling and Christopher Mahoney get married this May, they will be footing the bill for their wedding. Yingling and Mahoney, who live in San Diego and are getting married in Chicago, are among a growing number of couples over 30 who pay for their own weddings because they can afford it and want to keep control of the process.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 3- Nest Labs Inc, the maker of smart thermostats that Google Inc acquired for $3.2 billion, called a halt to all sales of its smoke alarms on Thursday after it discovered a possible defect that could cause users to turn it off unintentionally.

  • HONG KONG, March 21- Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has agreed to buy just under a quarter of health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson for about $5.7 billion in what would be its single biggest investment and one that would boost its exposure to Asia's fast growing consumer sector.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- ADT Corp has settled with U.S. regulators who accused the home security company of paying safety experts to endorse its products without disclosing the arrangement, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

  • ADT settles with U.S. over paying for endorsements Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 6- ADT Corp has settled with U.S. regulators who accused the home security company of paying safety experts to endorse its products without disclosing the arrangement, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

  • Super Bowl: The rare time a $3K TV is a bargain Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    A display of flat-panel televisions at a Best Buy in San Francisco.

    For the price of a Super Bowl ticket, you could end up with a top-of-the-line set that'll last several NFL seasons.

  • Payday Loans Cost Economy $1 Billion in 2011: Study Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    Payday loans cost the U.S. economy nearly $1 billion and thousands of jobs in 2011, while borrowers often face bankruptcy, according to a new report.

  • Yo! Finally, Smartphone Apps That Call a Taxi Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:09 PM ET

    You can now get a taxi in the Big Apple using an app, and you'll soon be able to pay for your ride with a smartphone.

  • Making a Cup of Environmentally Sustainable Coffee Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Martin Mayorga

    Being socially and environmentally responsible does not have to be achieved at the expense of profits. In Mayorga Coffee's case, focusing on sustainability has been a competitive advantage.

  • Taiwan Funeral Service Provider a Good Pick: Pro Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 1:22 AM ET

    Taiwan's columbaria products and funeral services provider Lung Yen Life Service, which recently invested $40 million to set up a subsidiary in China, has an analyst bullish on its future earning prospects.