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China's Alibaba Group will invest $360 million in appliance manufacturer and distributor Haier Group, a deal that will include a joint venture that will give Alibaba a boost in the logistics arena. Ha Read More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched the Verigames website, through which users can play five different games and help identify security flaws in software code by solving puzzles Read More
The Commerce Department boosted its estimate of U.S. economic growth in the third quarter to 3.6%, from an initial 2.8%. Accumulating inventory accounted for almost half of the expansion, raising the Read More
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