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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2013--It is hard to keep sane and stay within budget during the annual holiday season. To keep from blowing the bank, personal finance expert Erica Sandberg suggests you spend smart this season and focus on how you:
NEW YORK (AP) — You're not getting the best or the latest technology with Motorola's $179 Moto G smartphone. What you do get is a great price for something close.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Some of the astronauts who helped hook up the first two pieces of the international space station are returning to Florida to mark the 15th anniversary of the orbiting structure.
DUBLIN, Ireland & YOQNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2013--Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) and Given Imaging Ltd. (Nasdaq: GIVN) today announced a definitive agreement under which Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Given Imaging for $30.00 per share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million, net of cash and investments acquired. This transaction provides Covidien additional scale and scope to serve the multibillion dollar global gastrointestinal (GI) market and supports the Company’s strategy to comprehensively address key global specialties and procedures.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president defended an interim nuclear deal that eases some of the international community's crippling economic sanctions in return for a freeze on part of the Islamic Republic's uranium enrichment activities, saying Saturday that improving the economy is as important as maintaining a peaceful nuclear program.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford senior reserve guard Aaron Bright will miss the remainder of the season with a dislocated right shoulder.
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Patricia Zapata from Kingwood, Texas was crowned the 2013 “Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper” in a national gift wrapping contest sponsored by 3M, the maker of Scotch Brand Tape. After wrapping various odd-shaped items, including a full-size paddle boat with a canopy, Zapata was awarded the ultimate holiday present – a $10,000 cash prize – for her amazing wraps.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--With the holiday shopping crunch in full swing, Blockbuster is making gift-giving affordable with deep discounts on some of the year’s hottest movies and popular titles.
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, today celebrated the groundbreaking of a new $35 million dollar facility in Chicago, Illinois. The facility located at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport includes 53,000 square feet of office space and 423,030 square feet of warehousing to accommodate working space for Global Forwarding’s more than 500 employees. It will be the largest DHL Global Forwarding building in the U.S.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools for the visually impaired that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told New York City transit officials to adopt several safety changes following the deadly derailment of a commuter train.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average has been up as much as 200 points today after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite are also sharply higher. Employers added 203,000 jobs in November, the fourth straight month of solid growth, and the unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, a five-year low.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime adviser to the Director of National Intelligence has resigned, after the government learned he was a paid consultant to a Chinese tech company considered an espionage threat by the U.S.
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--(Booth #615) -- FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products, will showcase a new Digital Radiography (DR) system, the FDR-flex at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in Nashville, Tenn. Fujifilm’s FDR-flex is a smart and portable DR solution uniquely suited for equine and mixed animal practices because it is lightweight, highly portable, wireless and uses any FDR D-EVO flat panel detector.
Shares of Barnes & Noble fell on Friday after the company said it was cooperating in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into its accounting.
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Inspired by a classic holiday poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this year’s National Christmas Tree on display in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. will feature GE’s new, energy smart ® Sugar Plum light-emitting diode (LED) holiday lighting. This year marks the 51 st year GE Lighting has designed and donated lighting for the tree, and tonight families will gather to celebrate this lighting ceremony, an annual holiday tradition.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are up sharply in early trading on Wall Street after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month. The gains are extraordinarily broad, with 98 percent of the stocks in the S&P 500 index rising. It's the first increase for the market this week.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--To honor the life and legacy of Former South African President Nelson Mandela, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will observe a 1-minute moment of silence today at 9:25 a.m. EST on the trading floor. On behalf of the entire NYSE community, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the people of South Africa and the Mandela family on this sad occasion.