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Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over

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Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over
By Noel Randewich and Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp for 37 years, stepped aside as chief executive officer on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, raising questions about a job-sharing arrangement that has had a fraught record elsewhere. Ellison and the two new co-CEOs each stressed that nothing would change under the new management structure, with Ellison staying on as executive chairman and chief technology officer. ... more

How To Become Irreplaceable Through 'Get To Them First' Customer Service

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If you want to become irreplaceable to your customers, develop a mindset of letting customers hear from you before they have to ask for anything themselves. Depending on the scale of your business, you will likely be doing this using modern communications technology and automation.

Hester Breaks NFL Record For TD Returns

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Hester Breaks NFL Record For TD Returns
The former Chicago Bear has set an NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown, breaking the mark he shared with Deion Sanders.

SEC probing Goldman Sachs internship for brother of Libyan ex-official: WSJ

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SEC probing Goldman Sachs internship for brother of Libyan ex-official: WSJ
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating a Goldman Sachs Group Inc internship for the brother of a former official at Libya's sovereign wealth fund and perks allegedly offered by the bank to the fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. As part of an ongoing investigation into Goldman's ties to Libya's sovereign wealth fund, the Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the company's decision in June 2008 to hire the brother of Mustafa ... more


Oracle's Power-Sharing Challenge

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Oracle's Power-Sharing Challenge
Power-sharing arrangements like the one at Oracle often spell trouble. Safra Catz and Mark Hurd were named co-chiefs Thursday as Larry Ellison stepped aside.

Alibaba's IPO Priced at $68 a Share

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Alibaba's IPO Priced at $68 a Share
Alibaba's shares priced Thursday at $68, at the high end of expectations, in what is one of the world's largest initial public offerings ever.

Sony Plans to Turn Game Division Into Entertainment-Service Hub

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Sony Plans to Turn Game Division Into Entertainment-Service Hub
Faced with deep losses in its electronics business, Sony intends to develop a service to stream videogames onto smartphones, tablets and other devices from a ... more

Newest iPhones Hit the Market Down Under

published about 2 hours ago
Newest iPhones Hit the Market Down Under
Apple Inc. began sales of its newest iPhones Friday with consumers in Australia becoming the first globally to get their hands on them.

Regulators Probe Goldman's Internship for Brother of Libyan Ex-Official

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Regulators Probe Goldman's Internship for Brother of Libyan Ex-Official
A yearslong probe of Goldman Sachs Group's ties to Libya's sovereign-wealth fund is focusing on an internship and other perks allegedly offered by the Wall ... more
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Red Hat to Wall Street: I came here to chew FeedHenry and kick some ass. And I'm all out of FeedHenry

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rpm -i profit.q2.2015 Red Hat surprised analysts with very strong earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015 on Thursday, even as the Linux ... more

Alibaba sets stock price at $68 on eve of IPO

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Alibaba sets stock price at $68 on eve of IPO
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. set its stock price at $68 a share — the top of its range — on the eve of its initial ... more

First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St

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Database giant still not feline the love in new hardware and software sales Oracle posted results that missed analysts' expectations yet again on Thursday, in ... more

Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO, becomes chairman, tech chief

published about 6 hours ago
Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO, becomes chairman, tech chief
Larry Ellison, the adventurous billionaire who built Oracle Corp. into a technology behemoth, is leaving his position as chief executive, the company said Thursday.

A guide to Amazon's new Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers

published about 11 hours ago
A guide to Amazon's new Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers
Amazon updated its lineup of tablets and e-readers on Wednesday night, announcing two new devices and refreshing several others. The online retailer has been pushing ... more

British Pound Rises on Scotland Survey

published about 4 hours ago
The British pound rose against the dollar after a postelection survey of Scottish voters showed them leaning toward staying in the U.K.

Alibaba's IPO Priced at $68 a Share

published about 5 hours ago
Alibaba's shares priced Thursday at $68, at the high end of expectations, in what is one of the world's largest initial public offerings ever.

USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola spreads

published about 5 hours ago
USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola spreads
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has exposed a need to help countries by applying public-private partnerships that will ... more

IMF urges labour reform as cuts Italy growth forecast

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IMF urges labour reform as cuts Italy growth forecast
Milan (AFP) - Italy's government must overhaul its labour market to kick-start its economy, which is set to shrink for the third year running in ... more

Oil-Price Quirk Sends Crude Out to Sea

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Big oil companies and traders are stashing millions of barrels of crude on massive tankers bobbing in the ocean, in a bid to profit from ... more

Your Money Adviser: U.S. Courts Close 2 Payday Lenders Accused of Fraud

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Two federal agencies sued groups that deposited money into consumers’ bank accounts without their consent, and then made unauthorized withdrawals.

The New Health Care: With New Health Law, Shopping Around Can Be Crucial

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The New Health Care: With New Health Law, Shopping Around Can Be Crucial
In the Affordable Care Act marketplaces so far, insurance filings show good news for the federal budget and aggressive shoppers. But people who don’t shop ... more

New York State Judiciary Adopts Rules to Protect Debtors

published 2 days ago
The procedures require that collection cases brought to court must be accompanied by proper documentation of each debt’s origin, history and amount.

Sketch Guy: Investing Against the Odds, and the Facts

published Mon, Sep 15 2014 14:18 GMT
Sketch Guy: Investing Against the Odds, and the Facts
The improbability of beating a market index with individual stock picks is irrefutable. If you choose to ignore that fact, you should at least understand ... more

Renewing Health Coverage May Not Be as Automatic as Government Says

published Sun, Sep 14 2014 11:49 GMT
Officials are encouraging consumers to revisit the federal marketplace to compare plans and ensure that they get the right amount of financial assistance in 2015.