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‘Netflixed’ dishes up juicy morsels about Netflix

October 10, 2012 |

The book illuminates the competitive gauntlet that Netflix had to navigate. It also describes private negotiations that could have reshaped Netflix.

Netflix is probably hoping a new book about its early history never gets made into a movie.



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Job openings fall, but opportunities improve from last year

October 10, 2012 |

The number of open jobs fell slightly in August for the second month in a row, but the employment situation compared with last year is looking brighter.



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Samsung confirms it will unveil Galaxy S III mini on Thursday

October 10, 2012 |

As the iPhone gets bigger, the Galaxy S III is getting smaller.



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U.S. Supreme Court ends suit against telecom firms for aiding NSA

October 10, 2012 |

Justices refuse to hear the case against the nation’s telecommunications carriers for helping the National Security Agency monitor calls and email.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended a 6-year-old class-action lawsuit against the nation’s telecommunications carriers for secretly helping the National Security Agency monitor phone calls and emails coming into and out of this country.



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California is prime target for Chinese investment

October 10, 2012 |

Chinese firms invested $ 1.3 billion in California companies from 2000 to 2011, a new study says. The state could do better by pitching itself better, it says.

Chinese firms flush with cash have been snapping up U.S. companies at a record pace, and California has become a prime target for this investment.



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Wells Fargo accused in U.S. mortgage fraud lawsuit

October 10, 2012 |

The lawsuit alleges Wells Fargo failed to properly underwrite more than 100,000 loans it certified to be eligible for FHA insurance. The action alleges more than 10 years of misconduct.

WASHINGTON — Federal officials unleashed a series of legal assaults on the financial industry, targeting actions they said helped trigger the housing market collapse and then attempted to take advantage of desperate homeowners left in its wake.



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Tesoro plan to buy Arco gets more scrutiny amid gas-price surge

October 9, 2012 |

Consumer groups gear up to fight the sale of Arco and its Carson refinery to Tesoro, saying it would reduce competition and possibly lead to higher fuel costs.

As California gasoline prices set fresh records daily, consumer advocates are gearing up to fight the sale of the low-cost Arco brand and its Carson refinery to a Texas company not known for its cheap fuel.



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Stocks slide following gloomy IMF forecast

October 9, 2012 |

Stocks slid Tuesday on Wall Street after another weak forecast of global economic growth and poor expectations for corporate earnings.



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Nearly half of Wall Street expects bigger bonuses, survey finds

October 9, 2012 |

NEW YORK — Nearly half of Wall Streeters expect bigger annual bonuses this year, an industry study has found.



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Wal-Mart, AmEx offer prepaid card for low-income shoppers

October 9, 2012 |

The Bluebird card will function somewhat like a checking account and can be used anywhere that accepts American Express.

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express Co. are teaming up to offer low-income shoppers a prepaid card. The companies are touting it as a more affordable alternative to debit cards.



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