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U.S. consumer confidence, home prices show weakness

NEW YORK - U.S. consumer confidence fell in September for the first time in five months and home prices in July rose less than expected from a year earlier, underscoring the unsteady nature of U.S. growth.

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Microsoft names next operating system 'Windows 10'

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday, skipping a number, to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8 from two years ago.

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Fed's Powell rejects Treasury-Fed cooperation as threat to central bank independence

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell said on Tuesday he feared any move for the Fed and the U.S. Treasury to cooperate on debt management and other issues would undermine the central bank's independence and should be avoided.

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Venezuela-Exxon arbitration ruling due this week: sources

HOUSTON - The World Bank arbitration tribunal will give its final award ruling this week on a multibillion- dollar claim by Exxon Mobil Corp against Venezuela over the 2007 nationalization of two oil projects, legal sources said on Tuesday.

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EU says Ireland swapped Apple tax deal for jobs

BRUSSELS/LONDON - The European Union has accused Ireland of swerving international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from revenue collectors in return for maintaining jobs. | Video

Tech, Ireland, Media 1:50pm EDT

News Corp to buy real estate website operator Move for $950 mln

- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will buy Move Inc , the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business as advertising revenue from its print business dwindles.

Deals, Tech, Media, Rupert Murdoch 10:58am EDT

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