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    VeriFone is changing so it can take advantage of the new world of mobile payments, the company’s CEO, Douglas Bergeron, said in a CNBC interview on Thursday.

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    What happened to cause Zynga COO John Schappert, a former top executive from Electronic Arts, to quit the company after less than 18 months?

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    Starbucks isn't waiting around for mobile payments to catch on; in fact, the company's recent partnership with Square is a "breakthrough deal for the marketplace," said Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:

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    The mobile payments industry went mainstream, as Starbucks and Square signed a deal to bring Square's service to Starbucks 7,000 locations. This could change the shape of the payments industry forever.

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    Starbucks will soon be the first national chain to let customers pay with Square's mobile payment application.

  • Rush, by Todd G. Buchholz

    Want to innovate, want to create? The author of, "RUSH: Why We Thrive in the Rat Race" offers some advice saying it begins by getting out of the office.

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    Comparisons of Facebook and LinkedIn inevitably cite the same thing — the difference in their customer bases. But those comparisons are missing one key thing.

  • People check the jobs board at a Denver Workforce Center, part of the Denver Office of Economic Development, in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

    By year's end, about 2 million workers will see their unemployment checks cut off because extended unemployment benefits will end beyond the standard 26 weeks that states pay for. Congress could renew the program, but many economists say that's unlikely.

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    The ups and downs of renewable energy projects like solar, wind and electric cars have shell-shocked investors, but this is not the death knell for eco-investment, and the smart investor will take a long-term view of the market and benefit from what is certainly a momentous global trend. More to the point, renewable energy isn’t the end-all for eco investments—it’s an economy-wide phenomenon.

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    Consumer staples companies have been consistently beating earnings estimates so far this quarter. With several big names reporting in the week ahead, the question is: Will the trend continue?

  • Stocks closed out a volatile week with sharp gains Friday, with the Dow crossing above 13,000 for the first time since May, amid optimism that the Federal Reserve and the ECB may provide further stimulus to prop up the global economy.

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    While one analyst still sees growth ahead for the coffee retailer, he cut his price target on the stock in the wake of its disappointing earnings report.

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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • Stocks finished sharply higher Thursday following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would do whatever it takes to support the euro.

  • A Whole Foods Market in Dallas.

    Whole Foods Market might be the most perfect stock in what is, by any measure, an imperfect market. On the other hand, Zynga might be the worst, after the stock suffered deep losses Wednesday afternoon in after-hours trading, according to TheStreet.com contributor Rocco Pendola.

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    "Europe will drive the bus, but if we get a nasty surprise in initial claims that could have a big effect," veteran trader Art Cashin said.

  • Top Pot Doughnuts

    In February of 2002, my brother Michael and I opened our first Top Pot Doughnuts on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The company has since grown to 12 company-operated cafés.

  • Apple

    Corporate earnings reports will compete for attention with whatever Europe throws at markets Tuesday.

  • The restaurant sector encountered headwinds that lead to worse-than-expected second-quarter earnings. Following Yum! Brands and Chipotle, McDonald’s was just the latest restaurant chain to miss estimates for the quarter. But should investors buy or sell?