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Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Will markets shake off the September slump as the new month begins?

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Could computers take over the boardroom?

It's a common saying that one day all our jobs will be done by robots, but top executives may not have expected their position in the C-suite to be under threat so soon.

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Microsoft introduces Windows 10

Meet the new and improved Windows. No, it's not Windows 9 -- Microsoft is going straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

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House Dems want NY Fed hearings, too

Three Democratic members of Congress joined their Senate colleagues in calling for a probe of Wall Street regulators.

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EBay spinning off PayPal as separate company

EBay is spinning off its online payment service PayPal as a separate company.

The move, which has long been urged by some Wall Street analysts, was announced Tuesday. It is expected to take place in the second half of 2015.

The news sent shares of eBa...

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Stocks: 'September slump' strikes again

If you are one of the 50 percent of Americans who have money in the stock market, you probably wanted to reach for Benadryl at some point this month.

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California bans plastic grocery bags

California has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags.

Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans plastic shopping bags, making California the first U.S. state to officially prohibit stores from h...

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Home prices rise 5.6%

Home prices rose in July but at a slower rate, as the real estate market's rebound continues to cool off.

National home prices were up 5.6% annually, down from a 6.3% gain in June according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index. The pace of price gains has sl...

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Supervalu gets hacked ... again

Supervalu, the grocery chain with thousands of stores, has been hit by a hacker ... again.

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Facebook ads now showing up across the Web

Facebook is expanding its advertising reach. The company launched a new line of business Monday that will display advertisements on sites across the Web on computers and mobile devices.

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