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Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York stock exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.
Sept. 19, 2014
Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.
Sept. 19, 2014
Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.
Sept. 19, 2014
They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.
Sept. 19, 2014
The Indian prime minister, in an interview, called his country's Muslims patriots. The remarks are his most forthcoming on India's Muslims, many of whom doubted his commitment to religious minorities.
Sept. 19, 2014
The Common Core has arguably become the most contentious issue in American education. Experts face off over the new state standards in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.
Sept. 19, 2014
Six young Iranians were arrested in May for producing their own version of the Pharrell Williams song "Happy." Iranian authorities said the video, which went viral, offended public morals.
Sept. 19, 2014
From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. High-brow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.
Sept. 19, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron says now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to the rest of the U.K.
Sept. 19, 2014
An NFL star's arrest on child abuse charges has reignited a national debate about parents using corporal punishment. But how people feel about this issue is tied to some very personal questions.
Sept. 19, 2014
The shooter, Don Spirit, 51, had done time in prison on firearms violations in connection with the shooting death of his 8-year-old son during a 2001 hunting accident.
Sept. 19, 2014
President Francois Hollande says the Rafale fighters "entirely destroyed" a logistics depot. His office said more air operations against Islamic State militants would be conducted in coming days.
Sept. 19, 2014
At final count, the "no" votes won by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. The British prime minister said it had settled the question "for a generation."
Sept. 19, 2014
Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.
Sept. 19, 2014
Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.
Sept. 19, 2014
Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.
Sept. 19, 2014
As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long Islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.
Sept. 19, 2014
The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence.
Sept. 18, 2014
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women for the first time in its 260 year history.
Sept. 18, 2014
Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.
Sept. 18, 2014

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