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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.

  • 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 study shows China's productivity growth turned negative after global financial crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Three firms involved in the troubled Obamacare website HealthCare.gov have seen their contract values exceed initial estimates by more than a quarter-billion dollars, including the lead IT contractor at the time of the site's botched rollout, government data shows.

  • *SGCC eyes Greek, Spain grids after Portugal, Italy bids. PARIS/ HONG KONG/ MILAN, Aug 10- The European Commission has long wanted the continent's power grids to work in unison for reasons of efficiency and supply security, so far to little avail, but a regional power network could soon be a reality, courtesy of State Grid Corporation of China.

  • BEIJING, Aug 7- China's recent probes into Microsoft Corp and car companies including Audi and Chrysler have rekindled concerns that Beijing may be using an anti-monopoly law to support domestic firms at the expense of foreign companies.

  • BEIJING, Aug 6- Accenture PLC said on Wednesday it was providing client information to a Chinese regulator, which is investigating Microsoft Corp for anti-trust violations. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce conducted new raids on Microsoft and Accenture, its partner in China, the agency said on its website on Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 5- The Netherlands' Royal Philips and IT consultancy Accenture are developing software to help people with neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, live more independently. Accenture and Philips jointly developed the software that connects the various technologies.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Ten months after the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, Obamacare's federal health insurance exchange is still dogged by cost overruns and technology delays that could hamper enrollment when it resumes in November, a U.S. watchdog said.

  • Concerns about the potentially dangerous impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the search for shale gas has prompted protests in Britain and outright bans on the practice in France and elsewhere.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- Engine maker Pratt& Whitney will partner with International Business Machines Corp to compile and analyze data from about 4,000 commercial aircraft engines in order to be able to predict trouble before problems arise, the company announced on Thursday.

  • US corporations make big money, cut out on taxes Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    Big U.S. corporations are benefiting from a "new exceptionalism," allowing them to skip out on their domestic tax bills, The Washington Post says.

  • LONDON, July 9- The U.S. Department of Defense has been using the wrong oil price in its budget, leaving the largest single buyer of fuel in the world with liabilities potentially hitting billions of dollars.

  • Tech boom: A tale of two ex-communist countries Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    For some in eastern Europe, communism helps explains how two small countries managed to triumph in computing.

  • *Amazon expected to expand food sales at home and abroad. BERLIN, July 8- Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

  • Food makers feel their way towards online future Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    PARIS, July 1- Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

  • YOUR MONEY-What would you do with $100,000? Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- What would you do if you suddenly got $100,000, no strings attached? With $30 trillion set to change hands from one generation to the next over the next 30 years, many others will find themselves in a similar position, according to Accenture.

  • RPT-After 125 years, Alcoa looks beyond aluminum Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    June 26- Alcoa Inc, the company that helped create the aluminum industry more than a century ago, is reinventing itself as a manufacturer of specialized components for aerospace and automotive customers, including some that contain no aluminum at all.

  • After 125 years, Alcoa looks beyond aluminum Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    June 26- Alcoa Inc, the company that helped create the aluminum industry more than a century ago, is reinventing itself as a manufacturer of specialized components for aerospace and automotive customers, including some that contain no aluminum at all.

  • S&P 500 slides for third day in four on Fed rate talk Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

    Stocks fell Thursday after data showed spending rising less than forecast in May.