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Jawbone's activity-tracking wristbands to accept data from rivals

Jawbone said on Monday it is opening its software to other device-makers in hopes of accelerating sales of its activity-tracking wristbands, in a move that comes a day before Apple Inc is expected to unveil a smartwatch of its own.

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Boeing feels strong pressure to increase 737 jet output

Ray Conner, chief executive of Boeing Co's (BA.N) commercial airplanes business, said on Monday the planemaker is being pressured to raise the production rate of its 737 jetliner, another signal the company is about to announce rate increases beyond current targets.

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Sharp considering sale of U.S. solar energy unit: Bloomberg

Sharp Corp (6753.T) is looking to sell its U.S.-based solar energy development unit Recurrent Energy, Bloomberg reported on Monday, as the Japanese firm winds down its involvement in the solar industry to focus on profitable businesses.

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Doubts return at SandRidge a year after CEO ousted by investors

In June 2013, activist investors got the board of SandRidge Energy Inc (SD.N) to fire its CEO Tom Ward, arguing that he had mismanaged the Oklahoma City company and destroyed billions in shareholder value.

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GE to sell appliance business to Electrolux for $3.3 billion

General Electric Co (GE.N) said it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its appliance business to Electrolux AB (ELUXb.ST) for $3.3 billion.

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China August exports beat forecasts, imports in surprise fall

China's exports rose more than forecast in August while imports unexpectedly fell, pushing the trade surplus to a record high for the second consecutive month and underlining the challenges facing policymakers as they struggle to revive tepid domestic demand.

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State support for job cuts boosts prospects of latest Malaysia Airlines plan

The plan to save Malaysia Airlines (MAS) (MASM.KL) could succeed where past endeavours have failed because the government has finally put politics aside by agreeing to sweeping job cuts, people briefed on the restructuring told Reuters.

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Alibaba who? U.S. retail investors not that interested

When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed plans earlier this year to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, financial advisers like Bob Mecca in Hoffman Estate, Illinois braced themselves for a wave of frantic calls from retail investors wanting to get in on the action.

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Searching for growth in Europe, clarity in China

The euro zone's struggle to avoid another recession will take center stage in the coming week in the absence of major U.S. data, as investors mull whether the ECB's new asset-buying plan is a prelude to even more radical steps.

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Apple courts fashionistas as smartwatch expectations mount

Apple Inc has invited top fashion editors and bloggers in unprecedented numbers to its Tuesday launch gala, further evidence that the iPhone maker is preparing to take the wraps off a smartwatch.

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Plosser, Fed's lone dissenter, warns again on risks of waiting to hike U.S. rates

Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser, the loan dissenter at the Fed's July policy meeting, on Saturday continued his push for the U.S. central bank to change its language on monetary policy to reflect an improving economy and pave the way for a sooner-than-expected interest rate hike.

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Greece sees return to growth in the third quarter

Greece expects its economy to grow in the third quarter, its first quarterly expansion since the start in 2008 of a crippling recession that has wiped out nearly a quarter of GDP, its finance minister said on Saturday.

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S&P 500 ends at record as jobs report eases Fed worries

U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, lifting the S&P 500 to a fresh closing high, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report was taken as a sign that the Federal Reserve will not begin raising interest rates anytime soon.

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Carmakers, others fund research toward cars that talk to each other

A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said on Friday.

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Intel and Fossil to create wearable tech

Chipmaker Intel Corp on Friday said it would work with watches and fashion accessory retailer Fossil Group to develop wearable computing devices.

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