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With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know
NEW YORK (AP) -- China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:...

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class....

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches
NEW YORK (AP) -- Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information....

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

As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift
NEW YORK (AP) -- With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed....

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion
NEW YORK (AP) -- Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems....

Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs....

Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July....

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence....

Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project
NEW YORK (AP) -- Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will wind down a drilling project in Russia in compliance with U.S. sanctions, but said it received a license to keep working beyond the sanctions' deadline in order to complete the work....

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