Andreessen to Leave eBay Board

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Marc Andreessen is stepping down from eBay’s board. The venture capitalist’s various board seats had been criticized by eBay investor Carl Icahn.

AbbVie, Shire Terminate Deal

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AbbVie and Shire terminated their $54 billion deal, killing the year’s biggest agreed-upon merger amid a U.S. government push against so-called inversion deals.

UPS Plans 4.9% Average Price Increase

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UPS is planning to increase freight rates by an average of 4.9% a package after the holiday season, in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, the company said Monday.

Texas Instruments Forecast Tops Views

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Texas Instruments Inc. projected fourth-quarter profit that topped Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker also reported that its third-quarter earnings rose 31% thanks to stronger sales and margins.

Chipotle Sees Sales Growth Slowing

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Chipotle warned its sales growth next year may slow from the robust gains reported in recent periods, even as the burrito chain posted stronger-than-expected earnings and revenue for its third quarter.

China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply

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China’s growth will slow sharply during the coming decade to 3.9% as its productivity nose dives and the country’s leaders fail to push through tough measures to remake the economy, according to a report by the business-research group the Conference Board.

TPG to Take Majority Stake in Hollywood Powerhouse CAA

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Private equity firm TPG Capital is investing close to $250 million in Creative Artists Agency LLC, a deal that will increase its stake in Hollywood’s largest talent agency to 53%.

What should happen to the college students who rioted at the pumpkin festival in NH this weekend?

Scoring a Home Loan Gets Easier

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Bullish mortgage lenders are lowering the minimum FICO scores borrowers need to get a jumbo loan.

The Tax Exclusion on a Home Sale

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It’s typically $500,000 of profit for couples and $250,000 for singles.

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