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S&P 500 ends flat as energy weighs; Dow at record
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Energy shares fell as crude prices crumbled, leaving the S&P 500 little changed on Thursday despite gains in Wal-Mart and other market bellwethers.
Wal-Mart sales rise as it girds for competitive holiday season
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc same-store sales, helped by lower gas prices, rose for the first time in seven quarters, but the world's largest retailer warned it was preparing for a bruising holiday season as it moves to match prices with online outlets.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys P&G's Duracell
(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to acquire Procter & Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a complex transaction that lets Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett buy a business he has supported for two decades and shave his company's tax bill.
Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years.
Exclusive: Export-Import Bank admits errors in small biz data
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Export-Import Bank has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender's survival strategy.
Herbalife board member a target in long-running Brazilian fraud case
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jeffrey Dastin and Marcelo Teixeira
British report raises questions about ties between currency traders, brokers
LONDON (Reuters) - An independent report into the Bank of England's role in the global currency market has raised questions about the relationship between commercial bank dealers and brokers for the first time since regulators began investigating trading practices.
Exclusive: U.S. FTC asking Apple about health data protection
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is seeking assurances from Apple Inc that it will prevent sensitive health data collected by its upcoming smartwatch and other mobile devices from being used without owners' consent, two sources told Reuters.
Takata says it is subject of U.S. criminal probe on air bags
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Japan's Takata Corp is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation over defective car air bags that have been linked to five deaths, a spokesman said on Thursday.
BlackBerry signs up Samsung, others, in new mobile services push
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd struck partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other high-profile players to enhance the capabilities of the new mobile-device management and security platform it unveiled on Thursday, and its shares jumped 8 percent.
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