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  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 17- Airbnb launched a new program on Thursday called Trips to transform itself into a travel company, marking the most significant expansion since the company was founded eight years ago as a home- and apartment-renting service. The company's Chief Executive Brian Chesky kicked off a three-day event in Los Angeles at which he said Airbnb would...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 17- At a moment of sharp national division, here is a bit of good news: young and old are not at one another's throats in this country. The survey research is tied to a major new youth mentoring initiative unveiled by the San Francisco- based nonprofit, whose Generation to Generation campaign aims to recruit and mobilize more than a million older adults to...

  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the economic outlook before the congressional Joint Economic Committee- 1500 GMT NEW YORK- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Freelancers Union convene a forum titled "The Evolution of Work". Speakers include William...

  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the economic outlook before the congressional Joint Economic Committee- 1500 GMT NEW YORK- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Freelancers Union convene a forum titled "The Evolution of Work." Speakers include William...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- President-elect Donald Trump's victory last week is pushing U.S. fund managers into the shares of small, domestic-oriented companies that they expect to benefit should Trump cut back on regulations and renegotiate free trade agreements as promised. James is moving approximately 40 percent of his multi-cap fund into small-cap shares, up from...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16- The investment arm of Koch Industries, the industrial conglomerate of the billionaire Koch brothers, is spending more than $2 billion to take a significant stake in enterprise software provider Infor, the companies said on Wednesday. Koch Industries, with annual revenue of about $100 billion, owns brands such as Brawny paper towels, Dixie...

  • The Venice, California- based company could go public as soon as March and be valued at $20 billion to $25 billion, making it the largest IPO since Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's went public two years ago valued at $170.9 billion. Snapchat filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the U.S. Companies with less than $1 billion in...

  • Nov 15- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow registering its fourth consecutive record high close as tech stocks rebounded from a post-election battering and energy stocks were boosted by a sharp rise in oil prices. That's propelled them higher as the day went on, "said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles.

  • Nov 15- Messaging app Snapchat has filed confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. The filing puts the Venice, California- based company one step further towards its IPO, which sources say could come as soon as March and value it at $20 billion to $25 billion,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15- International Data Group, a pioneer in technology publishing and owner of such venerable names as PCWorld and the market research firm IDC, is in talks to sell itself for more than $1 billion to a Chinese investor group headed by IDG of Greater China chairman Hugo Shong, according to people familiar with the matter. The privately held company...

  • The verdict marked a victory for the SEC, which has gone 2-1/ 2 years without a trial defeat in federal court after suffering a series of losses in insider trading cases. The SEC sued Sabrdaran and Afsarpour in November 2014, two months after Roche Holding AG said it had agreed to buy Brisbane, California- based InterMune for $8.3 billion. The SEC said that Sabrdaran...

  • The verdict marked a victory for the SEC, which has gone 2-1/ 2 years without a trial defeat in federal court after suffering a series of losses in insider trading cases, most notably the 2013 verdict clearing billionaire Mark Cuban. The SEC sued Sabrdaran and Afsarpour in November 2014, two months after Roche Holding AG said it had agreed to buy Brisbane,...

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said a federal jury in San Francisco found Sasan Sabrdaran, InterMune's former director of drug safety risk management, and Farhang Afsarpour, a friend in England, liable for insider trading.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- Siemens AG, Europe's biggest industrial group, is nearing a deal to buy Mentor Graphics Corp, which makes software for designing semiconductors, for $4.5 billion to $4.6 billion in cash, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal could be announced as soon as Monday, according to the sources, who requested anonymity because the...

  • Nov 12- The private investment arm of Koch Industries, the industrial conglomerate of the billionaire Koch brothers, is nearing a deal to acquire a significant minority stake in Infor Inc that will value the business software company at roughly $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal, if completed, would mark the largest investment...

  • Nov 12- The private investment arm of Koch Industries, the industrial conglomerate of the billionaire Koch brothers, is nearing a deal to acquire a significant minority stake in Infor Inc that will value the business software company at roughly $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal, if completed, would mark the largest investment...

  • Sushovan Hussain, a UK resident who was Autonomy's CFO at the time of its $11 billion acquisition by HP, was charged in an indictment filed on Thursday in federal court in San Francisco with conspiracy and wire fraud. Hussain, who remains in the United Kingdom, has not been arrested. Last year, HP sued Autonomy's co-founder Mike Lynch and Hussain, seeking $5.1...

  • Sushovan Hussain, a UK resident who was Autonomy's CFO at the time of its $11 billion acquisition by HP, was charged in an indictment filed on Thursday in federal court in San Francisco with conspiracy and wire fraud. Hussain, who remains in the United Kingdom, has not been arrested. Last year, HP sued Autonomy's co-founder Mike Lynch and Hussain, seeking $5.1...

  • Twitter partnered with BuzzFeed to host an election night broadcast on Tuesday and attracted major advertisers, including Paramount Pictures, Amazon.com Inc's "Man in the High Castle," Activision Blizzard Inc's "Call of Duty," Johnnie Walker and Izod. San Francisco- based Twitter declined to say how much it charged brands to be included in the livestream, but said...

  • Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.

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