Alibaba Debut Makes a Splash

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Alibaba shares surged 38% to $93.89 in their market debut, making the Chinese e-commerce giant one of the most valuable companies in the U.S.

Once Again, Oracle Must Reinvent Itself

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Oracle's Larry Ellison was a master of corporate reinvention. But today the database powerhouse he built faces challenges, and his departure as CEO intensifies the central issue surrounding the company's future: Can Oracle endure tectonic shifts that are reshaping its market?

NFL Seeks to Redo Conduct Policies

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell proposed a new conduct committee and seemed open to relinquishing some disciplinary power in response to a domestic-violence scandal that has swirled around his league for two weeks.

The Rise of Ultracheap Financial Advisers

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In a world in which the expected long-term return on stocks after taxes and inflation is 3% to 4% a year at best, financial advisers still typically charge 1% a year for their services. Why, when you take all the risk, does your adviser take up to one-third of the reward?

Alibaba IPO Leaves Investors Wanting More

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Despite the big pop enjoyed by participants in Alibaba Group Holding's initial public offering, investors were still hungry after company made its trading debut at $92.70.

A Full Night's Sleep Can Really Pay Off

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Being well rested can make people more productive and valuable at work, as well as smarter in their investing, research suggests.

Alibaba Debut Makes a Splash

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Alibaba shares surged 38% to $93.89 in their market debut, making the Chinese e-commerce giant one of the most valuable companies in the U.S.

ITT Under Scrutiny from Two Agencies

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Troubles in the nation's for-profit college industry accelerated on Friday as ITT Educational Services Inc. disclosed that two federal agencies have placed the struggling education company in their cross hairs.

Siemens Preps Bid for U.S. Firm

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Siemens is preparing a multibillion-dollar offer for U.S. energy firm Dresser-Rand, according to people familiar with the matter, likely edging out an earlier offer from Swiss rival Sulzer.

Glaxo Guilty of Bribery in China

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GlaxoSmithKline said a Chinese court found its subsidiary guilty of bribery, and fined the company nearly $500 million, in what Chinese state media said was the largest ever corporate fine.

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