Larry Ellison to Step Aside at Oracle

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Oracle said its longtime leader, Larry Ellison, will step aside as CEO but take over as chairman of the business-software giant. Mark Hurd and Safra Catz were named co-CEOs.

U.S. Stocks Mostly Higher

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Stock prices were mostly higher in afternoon trading on Friday, as investors welcomed Scottish voters' decision to remain part of the U.K., while shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. made its trading debut with a sharp gain.

Cocoa Surges on Ebola Fears

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Prices for the key chocolate ingredient have surged by over 6% this week amid fears the deadly Ebola virus spreading through West Africa could disrupt the region's supply of cocoa.

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Pressure on Sterling May Continue Despite Scottish 'No' Vote

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Uncertainties over the Scottish referendum had pushed the pound up and down. Now that the Scots have opted to stay in the U.K., investors say sterling will dance to a different tune: one played by the Bank of England.

Brooklyn Man Charged as Middleman in Insider Trading Ring

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A Brooklyn man has been charged as the middleman in a $5.6 million insider-trading scheme that involved passing tips through napkins and sticky notes near the clock at Grand Central Terminal, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday.

Prada Revenue Rises in First Half

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Italian fashion group Prada SpA saw sales inch up slightly in the first half, but profits fell, as growth in the Americas and the Middle East offset a decline in its leather goods sales and overall weakness in Europe.

Tesla Motors Releases New Software Suite

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Tesla Motors Inc. released a suite of software changes Friday to its electric Model S designed to help the driver dodge traffic, extend range and give the car a nickname.

Air France Pilots Extend Strike

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The French arm of Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM said pilots extended a one-week strike started last Monday until Friday Sept. 26.

India Expands Campaign to Cut Drug Prices

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India is expanding a campaign to reduce drug prices by capping the amount pharmaceutical companies can charge for more medicines and warning of jail time for executives at firms that don't meet output targets.

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