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Carlyle Africa fund is magnet for assets

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:43pm
Carlyle has raised $698 million for its dedicated Africa fund, nearly $200 million above its initial target.
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Canada sees its tech start-ups booming

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:27pm
Canada's Silicon Valley is seeing a boom of start-ups after BlackBerry's meltdown. More than 450 were created last year—four times the 2009 amount.
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KFC brings back the Double Down

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:13pm
The bacon 'n' cheese sandwich that used two fried chicken filets instead of a bun is back at KFC, USA Today reports.
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Be brave, buy growth after pullback: Pro

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:05pm
It's time to buy growth companies on the cheap, Josh Spencer says.
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Ex-Madoff aides ask judge for reprieve

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:59pm
Five former Bernard Madoff aides have asked a US judge to throw out their convictions, after a jury found them guilty of fraud and conspiracy.
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Bar fights to breast implants: Odd bets

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:46pm
Gamblers don’t always bet money or bet at casinos. Here are strange items they bet with, and odd dares they bet on.
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The deficit is shrinking! Anyone care?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:36pm
The US deficit has fallen by $1 trillion since 2009. So why is no one cheering—or taking credit?, asks Ron Insana.
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Yellen: Expect rates to stay low

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:22pm
In a dovish message, Fed's Yellen stressed that the central bank would respond to shifting economic conditions as it judges when to finally tighten monetary policy.
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Chart of the day: US natural gas use

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:21pm
By all accounts, the U.S. is putting its surging natural gas stockpiles to good use.
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Jobs outlook for Class of 2014 is...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:14pm
Job prospects for this year's college graduates have changed a lot from last year, according to a new survey.
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Mustang at 50: A car that almost wasn't

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:07pm
The Mustang has stood the test of time, as only a handful of nameplates have been around for 50 years.
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GM to seek protection against suits

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:30pm
GM will ask a court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy.
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Obamacare helped uninsured, says Gallup

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:27pm
According to a Gallup poll, Obamacare helped 10 million Americans to get new health insurance.
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Google applies for patent on contact lens camera

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:58am
Google's research department is looking at integrating a full-on camera into a contact lens.
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UnitedHealth shares slip on downgrade

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:54am
Citi downgraded shares of UnitedHealth Group, citing its limited earnings outlook.
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Trans fats galore at Joe’s Crab Shack?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:51am
A health group said that Joe's Crab shack uses "lots" of trans fat in its food, Today reports.
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Players should get paid: Coach Calipari

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:32am
Top level college athletes on scholarship should be allowed to receive stipends, Kentucky coach John Calipari told CNBC.
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Sodastream rallies on stake sale reports

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:23am
Shares of Sodastream rose as much as 12 percent after Calcalist identified PepsiCo, Dr Pepper or Starbucks as the potential investors in the firm.
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The future of texting apps

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:15am
Facebook's latest moves in mobile have shown how messaging is shifting from SMS texts to full-blown content sharing.
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Russian economy hurting

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:46am
First quarter economic growth in Russia slowed and Moscow's economy minister is attributing it to uncertainty over the Ukraine crisis.
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