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Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:03am

For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.

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Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:12am

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:11am

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:11am

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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What's In A Name? For Alibaba, It's 'Treasure'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:15pm

Why does a Chinese company have an Arabic name? Melissa Block and Robert Siegel take us back to the San Francisco coffee shop where company CEO Jack Ma reportedly came up with the name.

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With IPO, Alibaba Hopes To Compete In The West

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:15pm

Shares of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company raised more than $20 billion with its initial public offering, shattering a U.S. record set by Visa in 2008.

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To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:40pm

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

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A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:24pm

Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggle the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.

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Alibaba Shares Surge On First Day Of Trading

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:32pm

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York stock exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.

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Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:33am

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Audie Cornish and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Alibaba's Initial Public Offering Is One Of The Largest Ever

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.

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Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach effected online shoppers.

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How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:20am

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.

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Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:28pm

Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.

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Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.

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Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:16am

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.

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'American Gothic' House Available To Rent

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

The renter of Iowa's most famous house is moving out. The farm house pictured in Grant Wood's painting, American Gothic, is rented out by the state's historical society.

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Vermont Nonprofit Successfully Helps Homeowners Weatherize

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Old houses that dot New England's landscape are often expensive to heat. A nonprofit housing agency in Vermont is using customer service to get homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient.

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