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    IBM Acquires Risk Management Firm

    Acquisitions have played a key role in boosting IBM's (NYSE: IBM) strategic imperatives results. In the first half of this year alone, it closed 11 deals totaling more than $5 billion. Now, IBM is adding ...
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    Sears at Risk of Bankruptcy, Says Fitch Report

    Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) has not had an easy go of it recently. The company has been closing stores while denying rumors that it plans to shut down entirely. In addition, the struggling retailer had to borrow ...
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    Cisco Scores a Major Internet of Things Win

    When CEO Chuck Robbins took the helm at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) about a year and a half ago, he made it clear that the company's future under his watch would be less about old-school routers and switches, ...
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    Report: Qualcomm Chasing NXP Semiconductors

    The next monster merger in the tech sector is apparently in the works. According to a report from Dow Jones Newswires, citing "people familiar with the matter," U.S. chip giant Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) ...
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    Viacom and CBS Might Merge After All

    The Hollywood-level drama around media conglomerate Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) has taken yet another turn: National Amusements, the majority owner of both Viacom and fellow media giant CBS (NYSE: ...
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    Opposition to AB InBev-SABMiller Merger Fizzles

    In the end, all the hand-wringing over the possible failure of Anheuser-Busch InBev's (NYSE: BUD) acquisition of SABMiller (NASDAQOTH: SBMRY) turned out to be much ado about nothing: The vote by Miller ...
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    Can Uber Save Sears?

    Let's say it can't hurt, but Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) partnering with ride-sharing service Uber isn't going to save the retailer from its eventual collapse. According to Reuters, Sears is giving ...
  8. People

    Carlos Slim's Net Worth: How He Built His Wealth

    How did Carlos Slim Helú get to be so wealthy? A look at his road to success.
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    SAP to Invest $2.25 Billion in IoT

    Just a day after announcing it had acquired big data provider Altiscale for an undisclosed sum, Germany-based SAP (NYSE: SAP) said Wednesday it has committed approximately $2.25 billion over the next ...
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    IBM, VMWare Partnership Inks Major Cloud Deal

    Back in February, two of the biggest players in the fast-growing cloud market -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and infrastructure leader VMWare (NYSE: VMW) -- expanded their longtime strategic partnership to "help ...
  11. Stocks

    A Once-Popular Coffee Chain Files for Bankruptcy

    While the larger quick-serve breakfast and coffee chains have been steadily growing, some of the smaller players in the niche have struggled. Cosi (NASDAQ: COSI), which describes itself as a fast-casual ...
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    Dunkin' Donuts' Latest Fall Item Has Classic Twist

    The battle between coffee brands for consumer attention in the fall season has become intense. Starbucks, of course has set the gold standard with its pumpkin spice latte (PSL), and Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: ...
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    Ferrellgas Partners CEO Departs After Dismal 2016

    Master limited partnership Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE: FGP) has a new -- but familiar -- person at its helm. The propane specialist announced that founder and Executive Chairman James Ferrell has taken ...
  14. Stocks

    California Brings the Hammer Down on Wells Fargo

    The hot water currently cooking Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) remains at a roiling boil. Joining the chorus of angry voices reacting to the bank's recent publicized malfeasance, its home state of California ...
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    Sonic Warns Same-Store Sales Will Fall in Q4

    Drive-in restaurant chain Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) has an enviable record of growth, having produced increases in same-store sales for 28 out of the last 30 years. Only during the depths of the recession ...
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