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Facebook Plunges Into Home Repair Matchmaking Service

Facebook Inc. is the latest technology company that wants to connect you with a handyman who can install a ceiling fan or fix a leaky toilet, following Inc., Google Inc. and a slew of startups seeking ways to make money from the $300 billion home-improvement market.

Saudi Arabian Billionaire Prince Alwaleed Boosts Twitter Stake

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his investment company Kingdom Holding Co. have built their combined stake in Twitter Inc. to more than five percent, according to a disclosure made in the week the micro-blogging site named Jack Dorsey chief executive officer.

Emerging-Market Stocks Rally on Fed Optimism as Ringgit Surges

Emerging-market stocks headed for their biggest six-day rally since 2011 as speculation the Federal Reserve will delay an interest-rate increase until March boosted investor appetite for riskier assets. Malaysia’s ringgit jumped the most in 17 years.

China’s Meituan Agrees to $15 Billion Dianping Merger

Two Chinese startups separately backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. have agreed to a merger that will create a $15 billion provider of local services including restaurant reviews and movie bookings, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Asian Stocks Rise for Sixth Day as Samsung, Energy Shares Surge

Asian stocks climbed, with the regional benchmark index heading for its highest close in six weeks, as energy shares advanced with oil headed for its longest rally in almost six months and Samsung Electronics Co. rallied after quarterly profit topped estimates.

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UPS Asks People to Pick Up Packages Themselves

Kathryn Maloney let loose on Twitter in July, chiding United Parcel Service Inc. for sending her package to a grocery store for pickup after making just a single delivery attempt at her home in Brooklyn.

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Sergey Levine, a postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley's robotics lab

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Pure Storage Makes Public Debut

Shares of Pure Storage Inc., the third-biggest seller of all-flash storage systems, fell after the company’s initial public offering raised $425 million. CEO Scott Dietzen speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Why Michael Lewis Likes Tech Bubbles

Author and Bloomberg View Columnist Michael Lewis discusses tech bubbles. He speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." Lewis's opinions are his own. (Source: Bloomberg)

China Slowdown Prompts Art Auctions to Go Online

Hong Kong is at the pinnacle of the art season, and a hundred galleries from across the world are in town to display their works. Fine Art Asia 2015 is taking up eight thousand square meters of exhibition space but, as Bloomberg's Shery Ahn reports, works may soon go digital. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Future of the Living Room

Amazon to Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices Inc. will stop selling media-streaming devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc. that aren’t easily compatible with its video service, the latest example of the company using its clout to promote products that fit with its own retailing strategy.