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Google's Earnings Released Prematurely, Stock Drops

Google's share price dropped sharply in the middle of the day Thursday after its quarterly earnings report was accidentally released early. Trading was halted for a couple of hours and the stock ended the day down about 8 percent.
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Creator Of Hybrid Vehicle Battery Dies At 89

Stan Ovshinsky never went to college. He was a self-taught inventor and held hundreds of patents. He died this week after battling cancer at the age of 89.
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E.U. Leaders Agree To Overseer For Banks

At a summit in Brussels, the European Union agreed to create a single overseer for its 6,000 plus banks. The move is seen as an important step in preventing future financial meltdowns. The European Bank will lead the efforts and the new overseer will have the power to intervene in any bank in the 17 eurozone countries.
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Sales Of Existing Homes Dipped In September, But Prices Rose

While the number of homes sold was down 1.7 percent from August, the median selling price has now risen for seven straight months. That hadn't happened since 2005-2006.
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Starbucks Says It Complies With U.K. Tax Laws

In Britain, eyebrows have been raised over the revelation this week that Starbucks has paid almost no corporate tax on its U.K. operations. For its part, the Seattle-based company insists it's done nothing wrong.

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