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Stocks up early as Alibaba stock is set to debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market....

Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion....

Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale
HONG KONG (AP) -- When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba completing a mammoth sale of shares to investors in the U.S. and elsewhere....

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon....

UK remains united after Scotland referendum
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core....

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote
LONDON (AP) -- Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom shored up British stocks on Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally....

FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is rewriting sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that they could hurt business....

GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant....

Spain's Telefonica buys Brazilian operator GVT
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish telecoms company Telefonica says it has reached a deal to buy Brazilian operator GVT from French media conglomerate Vivendi....

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer....

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