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Coverage: Splitting to grow

The latest company to decide to divide in order to get bigger is software company Symantec. Following in the steps of eBay and Hewlett-Packard, the well-known technology company will split its security and data-storage...

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Coverage: Alcoa earnings beat expectations

The start of quarterly earnings season usually begins with Alcoa, and Wednesday’s results could signal a strong quarter for the corporate world. Allison Martell and Nicole Mordant wrote for Reuters that aluminum prices helped...

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Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 9, 2014

Some of Thursday’s top stories: The New York Times Fed officials affirm rate outlook, but seek flexibility, by Binyamin Appelbaum After a turnaround, Gap’s chief executive to retire, by Hiroko Tabuchi The Wall Street...

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Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 8, 2014

Some of Wednesday’s top stories: The New York Times Borrowing by consumers rose $13.5 billion in August, by The Associated Press Experimental Ebola drug puts its maker, Chimerix, back in the spotlight, by Andrew...

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Coverage: Hewlett-Packard to split

Hewlett-Packard Co. has decided to become two separately traded public companies — one will be its computer and printer businesses with the others will have corporate services and hardware. Joann S. Lublin, Dana Mattioli...