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EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business
NEW YORK (AP) -- EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday....

US consumer confidence slides in September
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August....

US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale....

EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into the iPhone maker's overseas tax practices....

US stocks turn higher in midday trading
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for its third monthly loss this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped....

China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances
BEIJING (AP) -- China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17....

Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year....

Walgreen posts 4Q loss on Alliance-Boots charge
Walgreen booked a $239 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter after swallowing a huge accounting charge from its Alliance-Boots acquisition, but the drugstore chain's results still met Wall Street expectations....

Viagra ads target women for 1st time
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women....

AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN
NEW YORK (AP) -- AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising....

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