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Obama to address nation on immigration on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET: White House

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to describe the steps he will take to fix the immigration system in an address to the nation on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, the White House said on its Facebook page on Wednesday.

S&P 500 ends at record high; mergers offset Japan recession

NEW YORK - The S&P 500 edged up to close at a record high on Monday as deal activity worth $100 billion offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan's economy slipped into recession.

Japan, 17 Nov 2014

US STOCKS-S&P 500 ends at record high; mergers offset Japan recession

* Indexes: Dow up 0.1 pct; S&P 500 up 0.1 pct; Nasdaq down 0.4 pct (Updates to close)

Stocks, Markets, Financials, 17 Nov 2014

Intel's upscale bracelet has Google alerts, AT&T data plan

SAN FRANCISCO - Upcoming bracelets with technology from Intel Corp and design cues from fashion brand Opening Ceremony will connect the wearer with Facebook, Google and Yelp via an AT&T data plan without having to carry a smartphone.

Tech, Media, 17 Nov 2014

Facebook service aimed at professionals to launch in a few months: source

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc's professional version of its social network aimed at businesses will launch in the next few months, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. | Video

Tech, Media 17 Nov 2014

Facebook developing a professional website 'Facebook at Work': FT

- Facebook Inc is secretly working on a new website called "Facebook at Work" that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported. | Video

Tech, 17 Nov 2014

Rocket Internet to launch another 10 start-ups in 2015

BERLIN - Rocket Internet , the global e-commerce investor, expects to launch at least another 10 start-ups in 2015 and said it would work more closely with Facebook on advertising.

Tech, Deals, Media 17 Nov 2014

Facebook developing a professional website "Facebook at Work"-FT

Nov 16 - Facebook Inc is secretly working on a new website called "Facebook at Work" that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported.

Twitter considers crafting new apps, improving messaging

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc is considering creating additional mobile applications beyond its core messaging service and ways of making it easier for newcomers to use its service, as it vies with Facebook Inc and other social media for smartphone users.

Tech, Media, Twitter 12 Nov 2014

Special Report: The fighters of Iraq who answer to Iran

BAGHDAD - Among the thousands of militia fighters who flocked to northern Iraq to battle militant group Islamic State over the summer was Qais al-Khazali.