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Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is reportedly pulling out of a Hong Kong initial public offering, and plans to go public in the U.S. instead. After the JOBS Act loosened some restrictions on how start-ups can advertise to investors, a new industry is popping up -- corporate matchmakers. And the buzz surrounding Janet Yellen, who may head the Fed.

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Hey, big spender: Small companies start advertising for investors

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Sep 25, 2013
The JOBS Act has loosened rules to let private companies and hedge funds solicit investment. How are they going about it?

Medical apps face new FDA regulation

Sep 25, 2013
There are nearly 100,000 medical apps available on mobile devices.

'Fifty Shades' of… wine?

Sep 25, 2013
Wine -- brought to you by the makers of erotic literary sensation 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'

Alibaba goes after U.S. IPO after ditching Hong Kong option

Sep 25, 2013
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is reportedly pulling out of a Hong Kong initial public offering, and plans to go public in the U.S. instead.

Next Fed chair could be Janet Yellen. So what's she like?

Sep 25, 2013
The current vice chairwoman of the Fed could become what is arguably the most powerful financial policy job in the world.

Sticker prices for health insurance exchanges out today

Sep 25, 2013
Starting next week, federally run exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act will officially roll out in 36 states. And we now have our first detailed look at the prices.
Brenda Major (L), who said she had a pre-existing condition that made it impossible to find insurance that would cover her until the Affordable Care Act, is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade during a routine checkup at the Jessie Trice Center for Community Health clinic on March 22, 2012 in Miami, Fla. Prices for Obama's health exchange packages are out today.
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Orders for durable goods ticked up slightly, but not by much

Sep 25, 2013
Orders for durable goods went up 0.1 percent.

Winner of MacArthur 'genius grant': 'We have a very passive health care system in America'

Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.

PODCAST: We chat with a MacArthur genius grant winner

Sep 25, 2013
Prices are out for Obama's health exchanges. So how much will it cost you? A chat with one of today's MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners. And why cant the government pinpoint just when it will hit its debt limit?

As debt ceiling approaches, it's income that fluctuates

Sep 25, 2013
The U.S. cannot pinpoint just when it will hit its debt limit, and while a giant unexpected expense could cause a problem, it's revenues that make the deadline tough to figure out.

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is reportedly pulling out of a Hong Kong initial public offering, and plans to go public in the U.S. instead. After the JOBS Act loosened some restrictions on how start-ups can advertise to investors, a new industry is popping up — corporate matchmakers. And the buzz surrounding Janet Yellen, who may head the Fed.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC