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Letting the Customer Experience Drive Innovation

By acting as a performance center of excellence, American International Group's Global Performance Architecture Group has improved performance of the company's services to deliver better experiences and payoffs for businesses and end users alike. The group looks at the user experience and tailors th...

Best Buy Brings Napster in From the Cold

Best Buy has announced it will acquire troubled online music store Napster for $121 million. The deal includes $67 million of cash on Napster's balance sheet and values the Los Angeles-based Internet music store at roughly twice its Sept. 12 closing stock price. "It's an interesting move and looks d...

FINANCIAL NEWS

Stocks Rise on News of Mergers, New CEOs

Amid a flurry of business headlines, stocks posted modest gains today after the largest member of the OPEC oil cartel said the group should consider boosting output in order to keep prices at reasonable levels. Oil prices, which hovered near record levels last week, have been a drag on financial mar...

FINANCIAL NEWS

Dow Soars But Tech Stocks Flat

A decline in the trade deficit, fewer unemployment claims and other news helped lift stocks today, though the Blue Chips of the Dow far outperformed the tech-heavy Nasdaq. The Dow gained 85.50 points, or 0.80 percent, to finish at 10,749.61. The Nasdaq, by comparison, was basically flat, moving high...

MARKET REPORT

Stocks End October with Mixed Session

A report showing the U.S. economy continuing to expand failed to spark a rally in stocks today as shares closed out a strong week with a mixed session. The Dow managed to add to the week's gains, tacking on 22.93 points, or 0.23 percent, to end the week at 10,027.47. The Nasdaq lost a little ground,...

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