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U.S. posts 3.5% economic growth for Q3


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • CNNMoney

U.S. gross domestic product expanded at a 3.5% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the third quarter, according to the Commerce Department. Economists had expected 3.1% growth. The expansion follows 4.… Read More

Internal audit can get fuller view of risks with Big Data, expert says


  • Financial Director (U.K.)

Varied external data sources such as demographic information, company reports, social media and sanctions lists can be valuable in combination with internal data, experts say. "Internal audits can bec… Read More

Dublin evolves into a global technology hub


  • Xconomy

Several of the world's technology giants have long been in Dublin. Now later-generation tech companies are setting up shop there as well. They're drawn by the talent pool and aim to use Ireland as a E… Read More

N.M. receives federal disaster declaration for storm damage


  • Albuquerque Journal (N.M.) (free content)

New Mexico is poised to receive aid for damage from September storms and flooding now that a disaster declaration has been issued by President Barack Obama. Such aid will be available for repairs in e… Read More

SpringLeaf could be suitor for Citigroup's OneMain


  • Bloomberg

SpringLeaf Holdings, a personal lender, has emerged as a potential suitor for Citigroup's OneMain Financial Holdings unit, according to people familiar with the matter. Citigroup reportedly has asked … Read More