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Asian shares up, Scottish vote seen lifting Europe

The British pound rose sharply after the Scottish independence vote indicated Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Wall Street's overnight gains and Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned Asian shares.

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Microsoft Corp

Microsoft lays off 2,100, axes Silicon Valley research

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 percent of its workforce.

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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Florida

Hyatt Hotels to sell 38 hotels as franchises for about $590 million

Hyatt Hotels Corp (H.N) said it will sell as franchises 38 select service hotels to a company organized by Lone Star Funds for about $590 million.

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Petrusse river, Luxembourg

Luxembourg opens art freeport to lure super-rich

Private banking hub Luxembourg sought to lure more wealthy investors on Wednesday by opening a high-security center designed to look like a jewel box, where collectors can store and trade valuables without paying customs or sales tax.

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm shows off robot technology, but mum on China dispute

Qualcomm Inc executives showed off robots made with smartphone technology at an annual developer conference on Thursday, but they steered clear of talking about China, a key growth market where the chipmaker is entangled in an antitrust investigation.

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Japan

BOJ buys one-year government bills at negative yield: traders

The Bank of Japan bought one-year government bills at negative yields in market operations on Friday, traders said, setting a new milestone as it pushes its aggressive asset purchase scheme.

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Apple Inc

Cerner and Athenahealth say integrating with Apple's mobile health service

Cerner Corp and Athenahealth Inc, two leading U.S. electronic health record providers, said on Thursday they are working with Apple Inc to develop applications that leverage Apple's mobile health service HealthKit.

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US Oil Drill

Turquoise Capital Corp. Announces Proposed Qualifying Transaction

Vigil was incorporated in British Columbia on June 4th 2010 and is a Burnaby BC based research and development company specializing in the development of wireless sensor networks.

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Singapore F1 Grand Prix

For Singapore, F1 race gets tourism back on track

Singapore will be counting on its marquee Formula One race to help make up for a 30 percent drop in Chinese tourists this year.

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SAP AG

SAP agrees to buy expense software maker Concur for $7.3 billion

German business software maker SAP (SAPG.DE) said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire U.S.-based expense management software maker Concur Technologies Inc (CNQR.O) in an all-stock deal valued at $7.3 billion that expands its presence in internet-based software or so-called cloud computing.

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JetBlue Airways aircraft

JetBlue names former British Airways exec CEO, shares rise

JetBlue Airways (JBLU.O) on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.

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Wall Street

Wall Street sees holes in Fed's new policy-tightening plan

No sooner did the Federal Reserve reveal its plan for eventually tightening U.S. monetary policy than many on Wall Street flagged problems with the mechanics of the strategy, and said more adjustments would have to come.

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Home Depot electronic payment

Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 million cards

Home Depot Inc (HD.N) Thursday said some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a cyberattack at its stores, suggesting the hacking attack at the home improvement chain was larger than last year's unprecedented breach at Target Corp (TGT.N).

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Larry Ellison

Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over

Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) for almost four decades, stepped aside as chief executive on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, but stressed that nothing at the business software company will change.

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Trader at New York Stock Exchange

Dow, S&P 500 at records as Fed-driven rally continues

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs.

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