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Mortgages Fast Approaching 5%, a Fresh Blow to Housing Market 11 Oct 10:34pm Updated Mortgages Fast Approaching 5%, a Fresh Blow to Housing Market
The cost of borrowing to buy a home is at its highest in over seven years. That could deter purchasers and be a worrying sign for the greater economy.
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GBP 1,31 -0,076%
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11 Oct 8:08pm Updated Big Lenders Make Push to Liquidate Sears
Some of Sears’s biggest lenders are pushing for the troubled retailer to liquidate rather than try to reorganize through the bankruptcy process.
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Facebook Takes Down Hundreds of U.S. Pages It Says Spread Misinformation 11 Oct 7:42pm Updated Facebook Takes Down Hundreds of U.S. Pages It Says Spread Misinformation
Facebook has taken down hundreds of accounts that were spreading false or misleading political content ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, one of the social network’s most aggressive efforts to stop misinformation spread primarily by Americans.
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Verizon Changes Exit Package for Workers It Planned to Outsource 11 Oct 6:58pm Updated Verizon Changes Exit Package for Workers It Planned to Outsource
The wireless carrier is now offering about 1,000 of its U.S. workers who were set to move to outsourcing giant Infosys severance or a guarantee of comparable pay for two years.
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Consumer Prices Rise 0.1%, Less Than Forecast 11 Oct 6:46pm Updated Consumer Prices Rise 0.1%, Less Than Forecast
U.S. consumer prices rose only slightly in September, a sign inflationary pressures remain in check despite solid economic growth and low unemployment rate.
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Lithium Producer Livent Ends First Day Flat as Markets Fall 11 Oct 6:06pm Lithium Producer Livent Ends First Day Flat as Markets Fall
Chief executive sees ‘fundamental support’ for IPO as company seeks to ride electric-car boom
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Delta Revenue Jumps, Helping Offset Fuel Costs 11 Oct 4:35pm Updated Delta Revenue Jumps, Helping Offset Fuel Costs
Delta Air Lines said robust demand for flights helped it overcome rising fuel prices during the latest quarter.
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New Stars, Fading Anthem Controversy Lift NFL Ratings 11 Oct 4:20pm Updated New Stars, Fading Anthem Controversy Lift NFL Ratings
NFL TV ratings are up for the first time since 2015, an improvement that league and TV executives attribute to new stars, a fading national-anthem controversy and a much-needed distraction from the political divisiveness shaking the country.
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Senators Criticize Google for Failure to Disclose Data Vulnerability 11 Oct 4:12pm Updated Senators Criticize Google for Failure to Disclose Data Vulnerability
Top lawmakers sent a stinging letter to Google over its handling of a data vulnerability that affected hundreds of thousands of users of its Google+ service.
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Social Security Benefits to Get 2.8% Boost, Largest Since 2012 11 Oct 2:49pm Updated Social Security Benefits to Get 2.8% Boost, Largest Since 2012
Seniors and other Americans receiving Social Security will see the largest increase to their benefits in seven years in January, the Social Security Administration said.
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Intel Plays Its Chips Well 11 Oct 2:49pm Updated Intel Plays Its Chips Well
Intel can’t make enough chips these days, but the semiconductor giant does seem to know where to sell the ones that it can.
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Walgreens Sales Growth Falls Short 11 Oct 1:23pm Updated Walgreens Sales Growth Falls Short
Walgreens Boots Alliance shares slid in premarket trading as weaker sales of non-pharmacy items put a damper on the drugstore chain’s sales growth.
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Stolen Apple IDs in China Lead to Mobile-Payment Pilfering 11 Oct 1:19pm Updated Stolen Apple IDs in China Lead to Mobile-Payment Pilfering
China’s two mobile-payments giants, Alibaba affiliate Alipay and Tencent's WeChat Pay, said stolen Apple IDs were used to swipe customer funds, and called on Apple to address the issue.
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11 Oct 12:13pm Updated Social Security Benefits to Get 2.8% Boost in 2019
Seniors and other Americans receiving Social Security will see the largest increase to their benefits in seven years in January, the Social Security Administration said.
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Delta Revenue Jumps, Offsetting Fuel Costs 11 Oct 10:39am Updated Delta Revenue Jumps, Offsetting Fuel Costs
Delta Air Lines said robust demand for flights helped it overcome rising fuel prices during the latest quarter.
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Price of Obamacare Plans Takes Surprise Drop 11 Oct 10:31am Price of Obamacare Plans Takes Surprise Drop
Average rates for popular health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act will fall 1.5% next year, according to the Trump administration, the first such drop and a sign that the insurance markets are gaining firmer traction despite tumult in the past two years.
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BMW to Take Control of China Joint Venture in $4 Billion Deal 11 Oct 10:26am Updated BMW to Take Control of China Joint Venture in $4 Billion Deal
BMW is the first foreign auto maker to take advantage of Beijing’s easing of long criticized rules that limit foreign ownership in the sector.
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Walmart Cuts Online Video Deals in Bid to Become Entertainment Hub 11 Oct 9:51am Updated Walmart Cuts Online Video Deals in Bid to Become Entertainment Hub
The retail giant teams up with Hollywood studio MGM and an interactive-video startup in its rivalry with Amazon. First up is a remake of “Mr. Mom.”
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Bayer Shares Jump After U.S. Court Calls for New Roundup Trial 11 Oct 9:40am Updated Bayer Shares Jump After U.S. Court Calls for New Roundup Trial
Bayer shares jumped after the company scored a provisional win in its rejection of a record jury award to a plaintiff who sought to hold the maker of Roundup weed killers liable for his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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Apple Snaps Up Engineers From Key Supplier 11 Oct 9:25am Apple Snaps Up Engineers From Key Supplier
Apple has agreed to bring in house more than 300 engineers from one of its key suppliers, Europe-based Dialog Semiconductor—part of a $600 million deal that boosts the smartphone giant’s chip-design operations.
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Trump Takes Swipe at Fed as Stocks Tumble 11 Oct 9:06am Updated Trump Takes Swipe at Fed as Stocks Tumble
President Trump said that the Federal Reserve has “gone crazy” on short-term interest rates, marking his latest swipe at policy makers in reaction to the stock market’s tumble on Wednesday.
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NFL Television Ratings Are Up for First Time Since 2015 11 Oct 9:06am Updated NFL Television Ratings Are Up for First Time Since 2015
TV ratings for NFL games are up for the first time since 2015, an improvement attributed to new stars, a fading national-anthem controversy and its role as a distraction from politics.
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U.S. Consumer Prices Rose 0.1% in September 11 Oct 8:56am U.S. Consumer Prices Rose 0.1% in September
U.S. consumer prices rose only slightly in September, a sign inflationary pressures remain in check as a strong dollar holds down import prices and energy costs dropped.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Edge Higher 11 Oct 8:39am U.S. Jobless Claims Edge Higher
The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits rose last week but remain historically low and are consistent with a tight labor market.
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Apple Snaps Up Engineers From Key Supplier to Bolster In-House Team 11 Oct 8:18am Apple Snaps Up Engineers From Key Supplier to Bolster In-House Team
Apple has agreed to bring in house more than 300 engineers from one of its key suppliers, Europe-based Dialog Semiconductor—part of a $600 million deal that boosts the smartphone giant’s chip-design operations.
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Google Privacy Upgrades Could Jolt Gmail App Developers 11 Oct 8:08am Updated Google Privacy Upgrades Could Jolt Gmail App Developers
Google’s plan to put more limits on access to Gmail user data is likely to disrupt business for scores of app developers whose services are based on the world’s most popular email service.
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Apple Swoops Up Engineers From Key Supplier as It Bolsters In-House Chip Design 11 Oct 7:51am Updated Apple Swoops Up Engineers From Key Supplier as It Bolsters In-House Chip Design
Apple has agreed to bring in house more than 300 engineers from one of its key suppliers, Europe-based Dialog Semiconductor—part of a $600 million deal that boosts the smartphone giant’s chip-design operations.
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Snowflake More Than Doubles Valuation in Nine Months 11 Oct 6:00am Snowflake More Than Doubles Valuation in Nine Months
Data-warehousing startup’s value reflects companies’ appetite for cloud services.
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Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands 11 Oct 5:30am Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands
A CBRE report says warehouse availability in the third quarter reached its lowest level since 2000.
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Bayer Could Win a New Roundup Trial 11 Oct 4:22am Bayer Could Win a New Roundup Trial
A California judge issued a tentative ruling that calls into question a $250 million damages award to a groundskeeper, who sought to hold the Roundup maker liable for his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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