How Startups View Alibaba as an Active Investor

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Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. is more than an enormous e-commerce conglomerate that just held history's biggest IPO. It's also an increasingly active investor in startups with the ability to influence its portfolio companies' business models and strategies, entrepreneurs say.

BHP Coal Venture to Cut Jobs

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BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi will cut around 700 jobs from their joint Australian coal-mining operations, in a continued effort to cut costs as prices for the fuel stagnate near multiyear lows.

Alibaba Deal Pummels Yahoo Stock

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Yahoo's stock has fallen 8.2% in the two trading days since Alibaba's debut, as investors dump Yahoo and tap directly into the Chinese e-commerce giant.

Chevron Considering Sale of Hawaii Refinery

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Chevron Corp. is considering the sale of its refinery in Hawaii and has hired an investment bank to look for buyers.

Bidders Emerge for United Biscuits

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At least three bidders emerged for British cookie maker United Biscuits, including Kellogg, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and a Turkish biscuit maker, with offers totaling around $3.27 billion.

Apple Sells Over 10 Million New iPhones in First Weekend

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Apple Inc. said it sold more than 10 million of its latest iPhones in its first weekend of availability amid significant supply shortages and demand for scalped iPhones in Asia.

Experimetal Ebola Drug Gets Nod From FDA

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The FDA has authorized Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceuticals to provide an experimental drug to people with confirmed or suspected Ebola virus infections.

Facebook Extends Reach With Ad Platform

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Facebook next week will unveil a new advertising platform designed to improve how marketers target and measure the advertisements they buy across the Web.

U.S. Issues New Rules to Combat Tax Inversions

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The Obama administration on Monday issued new rules to combat so-called tax inversions, intended to make the deals harder to accomplish and less profitable.

NFL Picks Female Executive as Marketing Chief

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The NFL picked female ad executive Dawn Hudson as its new chief marketing officer as the league confronts a mounting backlash over its handling of domestic- and child-abuse incidents involving players.

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