Restyled Vans Find a Bigger Market

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Newer work vans that drive like cars, get decent gas mileage and are easily customized to haul people, packages or cargo are making the lowly panel van fun—and a big seller again.

Giant U.S. Pension Fund to Propose Shift Away From Stocks, Bonds

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The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, the nation’s second-largest pension fund, is considering a significant shift away from some stocks and bonds amid turbulent markets world-wide.

Canadian Utility Emera to Buy Teco Energy for $6.5 Billion

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Emera has reached an agreement to buy Teco Energy for $6.5 billion in cash, a move that would double the Canadian utility’s assets to $20 billion and significantly boost its U.S. footprint.

Stocks Drop After Jobs Report

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U.S. stocks fell Friday, capping their second-worst weekly performance of the year, after a jobs report that failed to provide much clarity on when the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates.

Lower Gas Prices Yield Uneven Benefits

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The sharp fall in gas prices that began last summer has altered American life in ways spurring families to spend more at restaurants and clock more miles in bigger vehicles, while bruising regions and sectors that rode the oil boom.

SEC's Gallagher to Leave Agency Next Month

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Securities and Exchange Commission member Daniel Gallagher said Friday he will leave the agency next month, after nearly four years on the job.

BlackBerry to Buy Good Technology for $425 Million

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BlackBerry said Friday it would buy closely held Good Technology for $425 million, in a move to further bolster the Canadian company’s efforts to sell mobile security software to government and corporate customers.

Mixed Jobs Report Sets Fed Up for Close Call on Rates

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U.S. employment growth slowed in August but the jobless rate fell to the lowest level since 2008, a mixed labor-market reading less than two weeks before a crucial Federal Reserve meeting.

Blowing the Whistle on Tax Cheats

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The IRS awarded $11.6 million to a whistleblower, and experts say the agency could make as many as 10 more large payouts in coming weeks.

Wal-Mart Tests 'Upskilling'

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The giant retailer is testing a new program to train entry-level service workers, with potentially far-reaching implications for employment and upward mobility nationwide.

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