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The Only 3 Vanguard Funds You Need to Build a Portfolio

How many Vanguard funds does it take to build a complete portfolio? No, this is not a lead in to a riddle or a joke, but rather the beginning of a …

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TiVo agrees to $1.1 billion acquisition by Rovi

Digital entertainment company and patent hog Rovi has agreed to buy DVR-maker TiVo in a $1.1 billion deal. The acquisition was rumored yesterday and confirmed this morning by Rovi, saying it will adopt the "iconic TiVo brand" as the name for the new company. The deal will mostly be paid for in …

Abbott agrees to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion

Abbott Laboratories made a huge investment in heart-related medical devices Thursday, agreeing to buy St. Jude Medical in a deal worth $25 billion.<p>The acquisition illustrates underlying demographic and health care trends, as the U.S. population of adults age 65 and older grows and people live …

Amazon’s Prime Now restaurant delivery service lands in San Francisco, its 8th U.S. city

Amazon is expanding its local restaurant meal delivery service to San Francisco today and now covers 117 restaurants across 33 zip codes, with more to come in the following weeks.<p>The Internet giant first introduced meal deliveries in Seattle back in September, before expanding to cover Los Angeles, …

Airlines to Monetize the Dreaded Middle Seat

Just as we’re getting used to amenity cutbacks and baggage fees, airlines are starting to charge for the biggest comfort of all—avoiding the middle …