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3 things to know about the biggest IPO in a long time

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is gearing up for a major market debut in New York that could set new records. Here are three things you need to know in advance of their big splash.  More

Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

Dollar General raises bid in its takeover battle with smaller rival Dollar Tree for Family Dollar.  More

Don't fear September

Stocks have often tanked in September. But the market has actually done pretty well in September in the past few years. Will it happen again this year?  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Sports betting vs. the stock market

Despite similarities between investing and sports gambling, the stock market is a lot more forgiving than Vegas.  More

Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

The stocks of two for-profit prison companies shot up in August. The reason? Investors are betting undocumented immigrations will end up in those detention facilities.  More

Your Labor Day BBQ will cost more

The bad news: meat prices are up from last year. The good news: beverage prices aren't.  More

Why I left a job in finance to play video games

Ben Wu is the Bill Walton of video gaming. He's at the forefront of the growing eSports movement.  More

Tesla expands in China. Stock at all-time high

Tesla shares hit a new all-time high Friday after the company announced plans to build 400 charging points in China.  More

Amazon. Facebook. Now Google drones?

Google says it is testing a drone-delivery program called 'Project Wing,' pitting the company up against Amazon and Facebook in the battle for commercial drone dominance.  Play

Twitter suspends fake @JPMorganCEO account

A fake account claiming to be JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has been taken down.  More

Hot stocks: 10 record breaking companies

The S&P 500 is trading at all-time highs, and many well-known businesses are leading the charge. Time to buy or sell?  More

A dozen McDonald's outlets closed in Russia

Russia's consumer watchdog agency is forcing McDonald's to close 12 outlets across the country over accusations of sanitary violations.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Abercrombie struggling to bring sexy back

Abercrombie & Fitch might have been cool 10 years ago, but today it's struggling just to stay in style.  More

EA stock scores touchdown with Madden

It's Madden Season. EA stock is up 60% this year. It could go even higher after the release of the latest company's wildly popular football game.  More

Dollar General in love with Family Dollar?

The dollar store soap opera doesn't seem to end. Although rejected by Family Dollar earlier this month, Dollar General says it is 'firmly committed to a deal' with the discounter.  Play

FBI investigating hacking attack on JPMorgan

The FBI is looking into a data breach at JPMorgan Chase that may have connections to Russia or eastern Europe.  More

Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar

Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar and says any antitrust issues are 'manageable.'  More

Alibaba is generating insane profits

Alibaba reported a monster threefold increase in profit ahead of its highly anticipated initial public offering.  More

2008: Worse than the Great Depression?

Former Fed chief Ben Bernanke believes the 2008 financial crisis was the worst in global history, topping even the Great Depression.  More

Jack Daniel's getting smacked in Russia

The company behind Jack Daniel's whiskey is under pressure in Russia as Cold War-style tensions make it increasingly difficult for Western brands to operate.  More

Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

A biotech called Isis has no affiliation with the terrorist organization, but the ALS drug developer may be benefiting from the ice bucket challenge craze.  More

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Tech fans are already excited about the launch of Apple's iPhone 6 next month. There's now a report suggesting that the iWatch could be coming too. Wall Street is pleased.  More

Alibaba rival JD.com is already a hot IPO

Investors are salivating over the chance to buy Chinese online retail king Alibaba. But rival JD.com is already public and its stock is on a tear  More

Smith & Wesson shares plunge 12%

Shrinking demand for rifles pulls down gun maker's quarterly profit by 45%.  More

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has been placed under formal investigation for her alleged involvement in a long-running fraud case.  More

Wall Street's new tech darling: Mobileye

Mobileye shares jump Tuesday after a series of rosy predictions from Wall Street. It's one of the hottest tech IPOs of the summer.  More

Should there be a new Buffett rule?

Maybe we need a new Buffett rule -- lowering the corporate tax rate so American companies never have to think about parking cash overseas again.  More

Amazon is eating Best Buy's lunch

Best Buy reported quarterly sales that were lower than a year ago and below Wall Street's targets. The culprit? Tough online competition.  More

Heating up: Burger King is latest in M&A frenzy

The summer might be winding down, but the M&A market is still heating up, signaling confidence in the economic recovery.  More

Burger King's CEO is only 34

Burger King's management team is incredibly young by corporate standards. But they mean business.  More

Amazon now a gamer's paradise

Amazon recently acquired Twitch, a site that allows users to watch and share their gaming videos and boasts 55 monthly users, for $1 billion.  Play

It's a gamer thing: Amazon to buy Twitch

Watching people play video games is apparently not only popular, it's extremely valuable.  More

Should J.C. Penney close 300 stores?

Shares of J.C. Penney popped 5% on Monday. The reason? An analyst thinks it can boost profits by shutting a lot of stores.  More

S&P 500 tops 2,000 for first time ever

How long would it take to blow out 2,000 candles? The S&P 500 topped the psychologically important 2K level for the first time on Monday as stocks keep rallying.  More

Is Burger King moving to Canada?

Burger King is in merger talks with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons, a deal that would allow the burger seller to relocate out of the U.S. and possibly cut its tax bill.  More

Stock market matchup: Yellen vs. Putin

Fed chief Janet Yellen is stimulating the U.S. economy, while Russian President Vladimir Putin is dragging Europe down. Investors aren't sure what to do.  More

How Wall Streeters blow off steam

The financial world is a notorious pressure cooker. See how bankers and traders chill out.  More

Western firms taking a hit in Russia

Name brand American and European conglomerates are feeling the impact from the turmoil in Russia.  More

Talent wars: Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street

Wall Street banks plan to increase starting salaries to compete with the lifestyle and lure of tech companies like Google.  More

Coming soon: The Maxwell House K-Cup

Keurig Green Mountain stock hits an all-time high of $135 a share after the company announces a deal with Kraft to make K-Cups of their products.  More
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