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The Galveston County Daily News : Business

September 19, 2014

Business

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Early results suggest Scots reject independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum and early results Friday suggested they wanted to keep Scotland's 307-year union with England.

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High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 12:05 am

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year union with England.

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Pound rises as early Scottish results favor union
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 12:05 am

HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese stocks rallied as the yen extended losses against the dollar while the pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on early results from the referendum. Other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major economic data.

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 12:05 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

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End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 9:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.

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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 12:05 am

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 9:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

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JetBlue's CEO will step down early next year
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 9:00 pm

JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation about leadership at the airline, which is profitable but has lagged its rivals.

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SAP will buy Concur Technologies for $7.36 billion
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 8:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — German business software maker SAP said it will buy travel and expense management software company Concur Technologies for $129 per share, or about $7.36 billion.

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