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Ireland's economy fastest growing in European Union

Ireland's economy has surged 7.7% in a year, according to official figures that appear to show the former Tiger economy has rediscovered its vigour.<p>A 1.5% increase in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter pushed the annual growth rate to the highest in the EU after a strong rise in …

Here Are The Richest And Poorest Big Cities In America

Washington, D.C., rules everything, apparently:<p>These numbers come from new Census Bureau data on income, poverty and health insurance released on Thursday.

Even the smartest investors don’t really understand Alibaba

Here’s a little secret: Even the smart hedge funds don’t know a ton about Alibaba, or really about China’s tech scene in general.<p>I got a sense for …

Retailers may hire most holiday workers since 1999, report says

Retailers and delivery companies looking forward to a cheerful holiday season are ramping up their temporary hiring -- possibly to its highest levels in 15 years, according to one report.<p>Retail companies could add more than 800,000 seasonal workers, the first time since 1999, according to career …

Home Depot Says Data Breach Put 56 Million Cards At Risk

The results of Home Depot's investigation include:<p>Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection. The malware had not been seen previously in other attacks, according to Home Depot's security partners.<br>• The cyber-attack is estimated to have put payment card information at risk for …

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Argentina approves law for controlling prices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profits in an …

Retailers ramping up holiday hiring efforts

Wal-Mart and other retailers say they are boosting holiday hiring this year as they prep of what they hope will be a rosier shopping season.<p>The ramp-up in temporary hiring could hit more than 800,000 workers in the last months of the year, the highest level since 1999, according to career …

THE POUND GOES WILD!

BOOM.<p>The British Pound is surging to its highest level of the day. All the evidence so far says that NO is going to win, and indeed the first Council that reported was supposed to lean YES, but no won.<p><b>For the very latest on Scotland, see here ></b>

Dollar Spikes To Highest Level Against Yen Since 2008

The Scottish vote for independence is sending shockwaves through the currency markets. And not just the British pound, because the Japanese yen just fell out of bed.<p>The yen has fallen to 109 against the US dollar, its lowest level since September 2008.<p>A report from Zero Hedge said that in addition …

It's official: Alibaba prices at $68

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, secured its place in history Thursday as the largest U.S.-listed initial public offering (IPO) of all time.<p>The stock priced at $68 per share. That's at the top of the expected range, signaling strong demand.<p>Only large investors like hedge funds are typically …

Scottish referendum: Shares rise on 'No' vote as pound rally fades - BBC News

Florida man kills six grandchildren and daughter in murder-suicide

A grandfather shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren at his Florida home on Thursday before turning his gun on himself, law enforcement officials in Florida said.<p>The children’s ages ranged from three months to 10 years, Gilchrist County sheriff Robert Schultz said at a press conference …

Scotland independence referendum: High turnout seen in historic vote

Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum and early results Friday suggested they wanted to keep Scotland's 307-year union with England.<p>With 26 of 32 regional electoral centers reporting, the No side had about 54 percent of the vote to 46 percent for the …

Obama Praises Congress for ISIS Vote

First Read<p>President Barack Obama on Thursday thanked Congress for quickly giving bipartisan approval of his request to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to combat Islamic terrorists, saying it shows the world that Americans will not give in to fear.<p>“The strong bipartisan support in Congress for …

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