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Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

posted: 07/29/2014 10:06 a.m. Discuss

EASTON, Pa. — Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.

Zillow to acquire Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal

posted: 07/29/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Zillow Inc. announced its plan Monday to purchase Trulia Inc. for $3.5 billion in an all-stock deal that is designed to make the combined entity the largest in online real estate advertising.

'Dollar' stores merge to fend off retailer

posted: 07/29/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

A deal announced Monday for Dollar Tree Inc. to acquire rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. gives the combined retailer many more stores in the small-store arena than Wal-Mart, even with Wal-Mart's ongoing small-store building spree.

Home-buy contracts drop 1.1%

posted: 07/29/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

Fed sees prices tick up in wide range of gauges

posted: 07/29/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The next time Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen sits for a meal at her favorite restaurant, she should take a longer look at the bill.

Business news in brief

posted: 07/29/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Lloyds settles in rate-rigging case

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Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal

posted: 07/28/2014 8:43 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

posted: 07/28/2014 7:31 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.

Amazon tightens delivery process

posted: 07/28/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

As Mike Roth steps into Amazon.com's newest warehouse in Kent, he spreads his arms wide and asks what is different about this facility from the 96 other warehouses the Web giant operates around the world.

House-hunting firm out to rule online segment

posted: 07/28/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

A Zillow purchase of Trulia would create a dominant search website for U.S. house hunters, reshaping an online industry the companies helped popularize.

Startup social networks want to share wealth, not just posts

posted: 07/28/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -- except the money those posts produce.

NYC mayor seeks to bridge Net divide

posted: 07/28/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Every evening, when New York's Bronx Library Center closes at 9, a group of young people carrying mobile phones clusters outside its entrance on a busy commercial street. They are there to access the Internet through a wireless signal leaking from inside.

Technology news in brief

posted: 07/28/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

IBM opens Watson to consumer testing NEW YORK -- IBM is putting its Watson natural-language technology to the test with consumers on a wide scale for the first time.

Back-to-school shopping bill to rise 5% to $670 per family

posted: 07/27/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Retail experts expect 2014 back-to-school shopping receipts to jump 5 percent to $670 per household over last year's spending.

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