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  • US stocks slipping after weak economic data; oil prices rise

    U.S. stocks are drifting lower in midday trading following some weak reports on the U.S. economy.
  • Alexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals will pay a huge premium to buy Synageva BioPharma in an $8.4-billion deal for a rare disease treatment maker that lost nearly $60 million in the first quarter and has no products on the market. Alexion made the deal, announced Wednesday morning, more for what Synageva can offer rather than what it already […]
  • College financial aid: There’s still time to apply

    When it comes to lining up financial aid for college, earlier is definitely better. Universities have a limited amount of money they can award to students every year. Scholarships get snapped up fast. And many deadlines for state aid come and go before spring break. That’s not welcome news for any high school seniors who […]
  • How do you get on QVC? Tips from entrepreneur Lori Greiner

    Take a product on a home shopping channel and sell out in a matter of minutes-- it's the dream of many entrepreneurs.
  • EU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants

    The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.
  • GlaxoSmithKline opts to hold on to HIV business

    British-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline opted Wednesday to keep its stake in its stand-alone HIV business as it set out its strategy following a big deal with Switzerland's Novartis.
  • Survey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April

    U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.
  • US productivity drops at 1.9 percent rate in first quarter

    U.S. worker productivity declined in the first three months of the year as labor costs jumped, reflecting a slowdown in growth.
  • Mixed signals emerge for eurozone economy

    Following a solid start to the year, signs emerged Wednesday that the 19-country eurozone economy is losing some traction.
  • Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries

    Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples.