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Will Yahoo use Alibaba cash to buy AOL?

Yahoo is cashing in on part of its Alibaba stake.

Will it buy AOL with the money?

There have been rumors about a Yahoo and AOL merger for years -- pretty much since CNNMoney owner Time Warner spun off AOL as a separate company in 2009.

But the chatte...

Alibaba IPO

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Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's because high-profile startups are shunning IPOs, turning to private investors for cash.

Take just two high-profile startups: U...

Alibaba IPO

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Boom: Alibaba surges 38% in huge IPO debut

Alibaba, the biggest IPO to ever hit Wall Street, made a huge splash when it started trading Friday.

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant closed at $93.89, marking a 38% pop from the $68 price of its record-shattering initial public offering.

The bo...

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Markets rally as Scotland votes to stay

Investors breathed a deep sigh of relief Friday as Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, averting months of turmoil that would have hurt the economy.

Results from the historic referendum showed 55% voted against independence in Thursday's bal...

Santa Cruz groups build new community website

New website aimed at promoting tech industry in Santa Cruz

A new website launched Wednesday is hoping to be a hub for science and technology companies and professionals in the Santa Cruz area.

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Who's getting rich off the stock market?

The United States is enjoying one of the best stock market surges in its history. But the phenomenal gains in recent years are going mostly to white, college-educated individuals who are already pretty well off.

Only 49% of Americans have any money in...

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Wal-Mart holiday hiring lags Target, Kohl's

Wal-Mart is ramping up its holiday hiring, but not by as much as its competitors.

Wal-Mart said Thursday that it will add 60,000 seasonal workers. That's up 10% compared to last year.

But Kohl's and Target, which both have far fewer U.S. stores, are hi...

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