Week at a glance: All stories

9:39pm: Many Chinese want to swap Beijing pollution for greener foreign shores, but it seems plenty of expats are happy to head in the opposite direction. More
8:06pm: The company lost more than $14 billion in value. More
7:45pm: Big purchases often come with big expectations. So it's no wonder that in a recent survey 80% of homebuyers said they regretted at least one thing about their home. Here are ways to improve those odds. More
7:35pm: AMC Networks is effectively taking over the BBC's cable channel in the United States in a $200 million deal announced on Thursday. More
7:02pm: The FCC has paused its review of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger; Comcast still expects the deal to get approved by early 2015. More
6:53pm: Buffett's investment firm lost big on Coca-Cola and IBM this week, but that's about the extent of his losses this year. More
5:43pm: The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire also announced more than $12 million for new efforts. More
5:32pm: Sears Holdings closing stores across U.S., most before Christmas, and cutting more than 5,000 workers. More
5:31pm: Why you should care: Because if there's any chance that the lifespan of produce can be naturally doubled, we're all ears. More
5:09pm: Using technology developed for the military and implemented in Iraq, schools have installed alarm systems that detect gunfire. More
4:49pm: However, earnings slipped on restructuring plans More
3:41pm: Corporate America gave investors the gift of strong earnings Thursday. More
1:05pm: The IRS is raising contribution limits for 401(k)s by $500 to $18,000 next year. Contribution limits on IRAs and Roth IRAs will remain the same, however. More
11:50am: Filmmakers are experimenting with virtual reality technology from companies like Oculus VR to create a new kind of cinematic experience. More
11:39am: For Lucasfilm, the force was too strong in the name of Empire Brewing Co.'s 'Strike Bock' beer. More
11:36am: Dunkin' Brands reported sluggish sales and warned that growth is going to remain slow. The coffee and breakfast wars are clearly having an impact on Dunkin' and other restaurants. More
11:09am: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a Q&A at Beijing's Tsinghua University entirely in Chinese. More
10:15am: Concern about the stock market has sent interest rate of 15-year mortgage to lowest level of the year. More
9:55am: Reynolds American, maker of Camel cigarettes, says starting next year employees will no longer be able smoke at their desks or in conference rooms. More
8:31am: Concerns about liquidity in the fixed-income market have some top investors wondering about safe alternatives. More
8:06am: As it awaits approval of its merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast continues to show solid growth, both in profit and in numbers of new customers. More
7:55am: GM earns more than $1 billion after recall costs essentially wiped out profits in first half of the year. More
6:14am: Regulators are about to reveal the results of an extensive health check of Europe's top 130 banks, indicating which may need a cash infusion. More
5:48am: Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. More
4:38am: China's rising middle class is embracing pet ownership and turning the pet care market into a $1.5 billion industry. More
12:31am: Star bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach believes oil will plunge to $70 because Saudi Arabia loves 'turning the screws' on rival Iran. More

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