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Peterson, Rice frustrate fantasy football owners

Some fantasy football hobbyists are sweating now that star running back Adrian Peterson is benched until his child abuse legal issues are resolved.  Play

Wall Street nabs Alibaba, but hot startups are going elsewhere

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's because high-profile startups are shunning IPOs, turning to private investors for cash.  More

Scotland should avoid Quebec's fate

Scotland's clear rejection of independence has eased fears that it could suffer the kind of decline seen in Quebec after it failed to break away from Canada.  More

VA hikes top pay for doctors by $20,000 to $35,000

Doctors who passed on a career at the VA because of pay will soon have a reason to give the agency a second look.  More

Lines for Apple's iPhone 6 are insane

Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale Friday, with fans lining up for hours outside Apple Stores around the world.  More

As open enrollment nears, Obamacare website still isn't totally safe

Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, still is plagued with bugs and lacks security.  More

Oops! Retailer hails independent Scotland

Online furniture retailer Made was in such a hurry to win business in a new Scotland, it pushed out the wrong email to customers.  More

Cuts to education and nutrition to hurt kids

Federal spending is projected to grow by more than $1.4 trillion over the next decade, but only 2% will be dedicated to spending on programs for children, and then only in health.  More

China drives global diamond jewelery sales to $79 billion

Global diamond jewelery sales hit a record of $79 billion last year, driven by Chinese consumer demand.  More

U.K. markets rally as Scotland votes to stay

Investors breathed a deep sigh of relief Friday as Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, averting months of turmoil that would have hurt the economy.  More

It's official: Alibaba prices at $68

Alibaba officially secured its place in history as the largest U.S.-listed IPO of all time. The company will be worth $168 billion.  More

China fines GlaxoSmithKline nearly $500 million for bribery

British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has been convicted of bribery in China and slapped with nearly half a billion in fines.  More

Rupert Murdoch stays quiet on Scotland vote

Everyone seems to have an opinion - but not the media mogul.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Home Depot: 56 million cards exposed in breach

Attack is not the largest in history but it is bigger than the Target hack of late last year.  More

Larry Ellison stepping down as Oracle CEO

Oracle founder Larry Ellison will become chairman of the board after stepping down as its chief executive.  More

Yum Brands' cultural snafu forces logo change

The restaurant's red star logo was controversial among the Vietnamese-American community  More

Wal-Mart holiday hiring lags rivals

The retailer is adding 10% more workers this holiday season than it did last year, but rival Kohl's is hiring more.  More

Alibaba is getting a social media lovefest

Are investors getting too excited for the big Alibaba IPO?  More

NFL's biggest sponsor backs Roger Goodell

PepsiCo CEO Nooyi says Goodell is man of integrity and she's confident he'll do the right thing to deal with domestic violence crisis.  More

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

Apple says new operating system for iPhone and iPad won't allow it to bypass your password to get data - even if police have warrant.  More

Tim Cook didn't address Apple's real privacy problem

Apple says it has addressed customers' privacy concerns. But its security record says otherwise.  More

Elon Musk: From space race to space war

Rachel Crane talks with SpaceX's Elon Musk about his company's recent NASA contract and the brewing battle with Boeing.  Play

Why NASA is turning to Elon Musk

NASA has turned over the shuttle program to two companies, Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX. The agency wants to pursue something far sexier.  More

Who's getting rich off the stock market?

Only 49% of Americans have any money in stocks at all. Wealthy, white, college-educated individuals are the most likely to invest.  More

Alibaba IPO means a big payday for Jack Ma

Alibaba founder Jack Ma could earn as much as $867 million from his company's market debut.  More

Easy Rider's chopper is up for auction

The bike's owner is hoping for a $1 million price  More

Why Caterpillar must compete in China

CEO Doug Oberhelman says China, as the largest construction equipment market in the world, is a 'huge opportunity' for Caterpillar.  Play

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Pier 1 Imports shares fall 11%

Profit was nearly cut in half for Pier 1 Imports during the most recent quarter.  More

Breast implant shortage in Venezuela

Breast implants and other medical supplies are the most recent items on a long list of scarce products in Venezuela.  More

Judging by inflation, it's good to be American

U.S. inflation came in below expectations. That's good news for Americans and certainly a lot better than what's happening in Europe, Japan and Argentina.  More

Apple's HealthKit launch derailed by bug

Apple's new HealthKit platform, set for release in conjunction with the new iOS8, has been delayed by a bug.  More

Anheuser-Busch has harsh words for the NFL

Anheuser-Busch expressed disappointment with the NFL today, marking a turning point in the league's relationship with sponsors amid several controversies. Will more bad press make the companies put the money where their mouths are?  Play

Adrian Peterson causes chaos for fantasy football

The Adrian Peterson scandal is a big headache in the lucrative world of fantasy sports.  More

Labor gets rare South win at American Airlines

Communications Workers wins right to represent 9,000 customer service agents at nation's largest airline, and most are based in the South.  More

Peterson will get $691,176.50 a week not to play

Despite the Vikings announcing that star running back won't be with the team while dealing with child abuse charges, he'll continue to be paid.  More

A BlackBerry ... designed by Porsche

Porsche and BlackBerry have collaborated on the design of a new smartphone.  More

FedEx, Kohls going on a holiday hiring binge

FedEx and Kohl's both announce plans to ramp up hiring this holiday season, one day after UPS unveiled a major hiring binge.  More

Holder: Pay Wall Street whistleblowers more

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to amend U.S. law to raise the amount that whistleblowers receive for sharing information with law enforcement. It's currently capped at $1.6 million.  More

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

Audi, Google get green lights from the state best known for automobiles.  More

Ready for the Fed? Watch these two words

When will the Fed raise rates? It all depends on whether the phrase 'considerable time' is or isn't in the Fed's statement.  More

IOS 8 is coming: Should you get it?

IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is coming today.  More

What next if Scotland votes yes?

A split would cause a lot of uncertainty, pricey borrowing, and a currency conundrum. Harvard Economist Ken Rogoff explains the risks to Christine Romans over Scottish ale.  Play

U.K.'s expensive rebranding job if Scotland breaks away

If Scotland votes to break away from the United Kingdom, the remaining nations -- England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- will face the tough task of rebranding.  More

Peter Thiel: Apple Pay isn't a breakthrough

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, says 'for payments companies to take-off you need to come up with something that's vastly better than the next best thing.'  Play

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

Occupy Wall Street offshoot Strike Debt says it has abolished nearly $4 million in private student loan debt for students who attended Everest College, part of Corinthian Colleges.  More

Hong Kong tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms

One of Hong Kong's flashiest tycoons has purchased 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms in a single go.  More

Boeing, SpaceX win private space race

Rachel Crane explains NASA's commercial crew contract competition and what it means for the future of space travel.  Play

Billionaire boom: Where the money is now

This year, there were 155 people became billionaires, according to a new report. Here's a look into the life of a typical billionaire.  More

Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

These schools count the most number of billionaires as undergraduate alumni.  More

Wal-Mart caught charging New Yorkers more for Coke than advertised

Some Wal-Mart employees falsely told customers Coke was more expensive in New York because of a sugar tax.  More

Running back losing big endorsements

Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse allegations.  More

Billionaire Peter Thiel tells Apple: Innovate more

The founder of PayPal thinks the U.S. is in for years of stagnation if he doesn't innovate more.  More

Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL: 'We are not satisfied'

Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it is disappointed with how the league has handled recent controversies.  More

NFL scores huge ratings despite scandals

Multiple scandals have not slowed the NFL's viewership  More

U.S. to Corinthian Colleges: Forgive $500 million in student loans

The CFPB is suing Corinthian for "illegal predatory lending" and is demanding that the school forgive more than $500 million in private loans that it loaned to students since July of 2011 so they could enroll.  More

U.S. poverty rate drops for first time since 2006

America still has 45.3 million people living in poverty, and median income remains level at just under $52,000.  More

Awkward: Sears borrows $400M from its CEO

Sears padded its balance sheet this week by securing a $400 million loan from a hedge fund owned by its controversial CEO.  More

FBI launches a face recognition system

The FBI's new facial recognition system lets local police easily identify you. It will one day spot you from your iris, voice and the way you walk.  More

Top Wal-Mart exec resigns amid resume flap

David Tovar is leaving Wal-Mart after the company found out the he doesn't have a college degree.  More

Boeing, Space X to get NASA contracts

Commercial contracts will ferry astronauts to International Space Station  More

Safety regulators share blame for GM recall failure

House report says federal safety regulators knew enough to order recall of GM cars with flawed ignition system as early as 2007.  More

Scots snap up gold ahead of referendum

Concerns about possible independence are pushing Scottish investors to the security of gold.  More

The big money behind Scotland's independence vote

Scotland's independence vote is too close to call but those who want to keep Britain united won this year's campaign funding race by some distance.  More

Beer giants brewing up a deal

Two of the biggest brewers in the world might merge: reports.  More

UPS plans huge boost in holiday hiring

Parcel delivery company plans to hire between 90,000 to 95,000 temporary workers to handle the surge in holiday package deliveries this year.  More

United offers attendants $100K to leave

Carrier offers voluntary buyout to senior staff, and plans to bring back some furloughed attendants.  More

1 in 9 goes hungry worldwide

The UN says 805 million people world wide do not have enough to eat. But global hunger has decreased over the past 20 years.  More

4 million fewer uninsured as Obamacare kicks in

First official government report shows big decrease in uninsured after Obamacare kicks in and more Americans gain health insurance.  More

Who would get Roger Goodell's job?

While owners stand with embattled NFL commissioners, calls for Goodell's resignation mount. Here's who would be on short list to get his job.  More

At least 19 deaths tied to flawed GM cars

Ken Feinberg, the attorney overseeing a compensation fund for victims of GM cars, has so far linked 19 deaths to a serious flaw with the automaker's ignition switches.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Alibaba is not the Amazon of China

Alibaba is frequently described as the "Amazon of China." But the analogy misses the mark.  More

Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship after Adrian Peterson reinstated

The Radisson hotel chain has suspended its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of child abuse allegations against Adrian Peterson.  More

Feinberg: 'Young drivers' bulk of GM claims

Ken Feinberg, the attorney overseeing a fund for victims of GM cars, says that 'young drivers' make up a majority of the claims against GM.  Play

Branson: Don't jail people for heroin

Sir Richard Branson wants governments to realize the war on drugs has failed and they should change tactics to treat drugs as a health problem.  Play

Macy's, Bloomingdales to offer same-day delivery

Service is one of a few new initiatives the company announced Monday.  More

The cost of Scottish independence

From administrative costs to currency questions, debt payments to banking upheaval, if Scotland votes for independence, it will likely cost them billions in the short term.  Play

CoverGirl ad attacked by NFL protesters

Activists have changed the picture of a CoverGirl model, giving her a black eye.  More

Uber drivers in New York City protest fares

An uberX trip might get more expensive if they get their way  More

Taco Bell owner opens Asian fast food joint

Yum Brands opened its first Banh Shop in Dallas, testing out a new Southeast Asian restaurant.  More

15 top executives with $1 salaries

Some CEOs and founders agree to salaries of just $1 a year. But once goodies like bonuses and stock options are added in, some of those executives end up taking home many millions of dollars a year.  More

Miss America: TV loser, Twitter queen

Miss America's ratings were awful, but the pageant blew up on Twitter.  More

Alibaba lifts IPO price range to $66 to $68

The Chinese e-commerce giant is gaining momentum for its IPO this week. Its shares are so in demand, Alibaba is increasing the starting price.  More

Yikes! Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn plunge

Tech stocks took a big dive Monday even as the rest of the market was relatively flat. What's going on?  More

What happens to calls that are 'recorded for quality assurance'

AT&T has developed a software platform that can transcribe and offer near-real-time analysis on customer service calls.  More

Tesla shares fall on caution about run-up

Morgan Stanley analyst cautions growth for Tesla shares may be slower, sending shares tumbling despite court win in battle to sell cars in Massachusetts.  More

Remember Surge soda? It's back

If you're stuck in the 1990s, you'll be glad to know Surge soda is back. But it's only available on Amazon.  More

Urban Outfitters pulls offensive sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters sparked an uproar on social media after it sold a 'vintage' Kent State Sweatshirt that appears to have blood stains on it. The sweatshirt is now being sold on eBay.  More

Netflix's French connection

Netflix is hoping to duplicate its U.S. streaming success in France and other European markets. But is it overvalued?  More

Apple sold 4 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in first day

Apple sold more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones on their first day of sale than on any other opening day for the iPhone.  More

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion

Microsoft has announced plans to buy Minecraft -- and its maker, Mojang -- for $2.5 billion.  More

The new Moto X is the best Android smartphone ever made

Motorola's Moto X smartphone will delight you -- something you don't say about smartphones too often.  More

Heineken rejects takeover in bid to stay independent

Heineken has rejected a takeover bid by beer giant SABMiller, becoming one of few holdouts as a spate of mergers sweep the beer industry.  More

Marriott: Tip your housekeeper!

Hotel chain plans to put envelopes in rooms to promote guest tips for housekeepers.  More

CFO bails on RadioShack in middle of cash crisis

RadioShack, which last week announced it was down to its last $30 million, says CFO has left company.  More

CFO bails on RadioShack in middle of cash crisis

RadioShack, which last week announced it was down to its last $30 million, says CFO has left company.  More

The richest middle class ... that isn't near NY and DC

The middle class in a Denver suburb have a median income of $100,000.  More

Alibaba is coming: Should you buy it?

Alibaba is making its case to big time investors this week. There are many reasons to get in on this Chinese e-commerce juggernaut.  More

Half of China's wealthy plan to emigrate

Almost half of wealthy Chinese plan to emigrate in the next five years, according to a new survey by Barclays.  More

Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

GM compensation czar to unveil initial death toll from ignition flaw

Attorney Ken Feinberg will announce Monday how many deaths and injuries he has so far tied to General Motors' ignition switch flaw.  More
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