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Wal-Mart sales perk up ahead of holiday

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

Amazon, Hachette end monthslong dispute

One of publishing's nastiest, most high-profile conflicts, the monthslong standoff between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group, is ending.

Berkshire buying Duracell in $3B deal

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. in a deal valued at approximately $3 billion.

DreamWorks soars on report of Hasbro deal talks

Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. are soaring in Thursday premarket trading following a media report that toy company Hasbro is in discussions to buy the studio.

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Banks fined billions for rigging currency markets

Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance — regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

A look at forex trading scandal

Trillions of dollars change hands every day in the global foreign-exchange markets. Major currencies like dollars, euros and yen are traded in a scantly regulated market dominated by a group of elite banks.

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Tech Review: No cash, cards, just mobile pay for a week

Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free mobile services work in the real world.

Tech Review: Pros, cons of mobile-payment systems

Wireless? Bar codes? What's the best way to pay with your phone?

Cybersecurity firm IDs new Apple-targeting malware

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China.

Investors find better balance in their 401(k)s

Fewer investors are going all-in with their retirement savings.

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Home Depot: Hackers also stole 53M email addresses

Hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to customers' card data, Home Depot said Thursday.

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Dow, S&P 500 step further into record territory

Solid profits for big companies and optimistic economic news helped nudge the stock market to another record high Thursday.

OPEC shaken by Saudi price move

Saudi Arabia showed little concern for fellow OPEC members by unilaterally cutting its oil prices to the U.S. this week, a move that casts doubts on the cartel's credibility and its ability to find a common plan to stabilize the slumping energy market.

US stocks gain as the price of crude oil rebounds

Stocks returned to record levels on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy stocks. The stock market also gained after the completion of midterm elections that saw Republicans take control of the Senate.

US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high

For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.