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.

Pension Funds See Lower Returns, Shifting Burden to Taxpayers

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Public pension-fund managers are slashing investment predictions to their lowest levels since the 1980s, a shift that will mean greater hardships for employees and governments as Americans age.

Boutique Retailer Vince's Shares Plummet

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Shares in specialty boutique retailer Vince Holding Corp. hit an all-time low after the company reported worse-than-expected second-quarter results and slashed its guidance for the year.

Insurer Highmark Is Latest to Trim Offerings Under Health Law

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Highmark Health said it would reduce its range of offerings on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, becoming the latest insurer to retrench amid steep financial losses.

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.

A Banker Beat Down That Could Hurt Housing

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Banks are likely to keep pulling back from making FHA loans, which could crimp growth in the housing market.

BASF, Gazprom Renew Abandoned Asset-Swap Plan

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Germany’s BASF and Russia’s Gazprom will complete an asset-swap deal signed in 2013 but called off last year amid tension between Russia and the West.

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