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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
(AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School...
Sep 19, 2014 | 11:19 AM
Business Highlights
___ Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse named after a fabled, poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of treasures, is ready to strike it rich on the New York Stock Exchange. The...
Sep 19, 2014 | 11:19 AM
JetBlue's CEO will step down early next year
JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation about leadership at the airline, which is profitable but has lagged its rivals. Wall Street analysts have...
Sep 19, 2014 | 11:19 AM
SAP will buy Concur Technologies for $7.36 billion
NEW YORK (AP) — German business software maker SAP said it will buy travel and expense management software company Concur Technologies for $129 per share, or about $7.36 billion. That's a premium of 19.7 percent to Concur's closing price on Thursday...
Sep 19, 2014 | 11:19 AM
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market closed at record highs on Thursday following another piece of good news on the economy. Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department. The...
Sep 19, 2014 | 11:19 AM
Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share, valuing company at $167.6 billion
NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share, valuing company at $167.6 billion.
Sep 19, 2014 | 10:19 AM
Bio Box: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
NAME: Larry Ellison AGE: 70 (born Aug. 17, 1944) CAREER: Started Oracle Corp. with $1,200 of his own money in 1977 and built it into a business software powerhouse. EDUCATION: Dropped out of college in 1966 after attending on and off for two years....
Sep 19, 2014 | 10:19 AM
Figures on government spending and debt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Sept 1717,722,133Statutory debt limitsuspendedTotal public debt...
Sep 19, 2014 | 9:19 AM
Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.
Sep 19, 2014 | 8:19 AM
Home Depot confirms breach of 56 million credit-card holders
Home Depot said hackers breached the company’s cash-register systems in its U.S. and Canadian stores in April, and stole 56 million credit-card numbers. And a newspaper said Thursday that it took less than a minute to gain access to the underground...
Sep 19, 2014 | 8:19 AM