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A Company's Tweets Can Help Make It Creditworthy

Banks use credit scores and similar metrics to assess creditworthiness. A company called Kabbage that lends working capital to small businesses does some of that but also relies on unconventional measures, using real-time data from things like UPS shipments, eBay, Facebook and Twitter.
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Today Is The Last Day For The 'International Herald Tribune'

The International Herald Tribune was once instrumental in keeping American expatriates up to date on their homeland. On Tuesday, the newspaper will bear the name The International New York Times.
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Lac-Mégantic Blast Leaves Impact On Town, Rail Industry

In early July, a train carrying American crude oil derailed and exploded in the heart of a small Canadian village. The deadly accident in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and its aftermath have triggered a wave of lawsuits and a sweeping review of rail safety standards in the U.S. and Canada.
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Three Americans Win Nobel Economics Prize

Three American professors won this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their studies on asset prices.
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'Menstrual Man' Had An Idea To Help Indian Women

A new movie documents how an Indian entrepreneur created a cheap machine to make sanitary napkins for rural women on the subcontinent. Women whose self-help groups buy Arunachalam Muruganantham's machine can make more than a dollar a day — close to a global poverty line threshold — selling the pads.
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Economics Nobel: Nobody Knows What Stocks Are Going To Do Today

Three economists won the Nobel for their work on the prices of stocks and other assets. Two of the winners have very different views about bubbles.
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Americans Win Economics Nobel For Interpreting Stock Prices

The Royal Swedish Academy honors U.S. professors Eugene F. Fama, Robert J. Shiller, and Lars Peter Hansen "for their empirical analysis of asset prices."
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3 American Economists Win Nobel Prize

Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the 2013 economics prize for their work on developing new methods to study trends in asset markets. They will share the $1.25 million prize.
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Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize

Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the 2013 economics prize for their work on developing new methods to study trends in asset markets. Fama, 74, and Hansen, 60, are associated with the University of Chicago. Shiller, 67, is a professor at Yale University.
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Prize In Economics A Latecomer To Nobel Lineup

The Nobel Prize in economics will be announced Monday morning in Sweden. This prize is a relatively new one — it was established in 1968 by Sweden's central bank. The prizes announced last week, like the Nobel Peace Prize, were established more than 100 years ago in Alfred Nobel's will.

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