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Apple could lose big bucks in Motorola suit
iPhone maker Apple
Alleghany to purchase reinsurer
U.S. property insurer Alleghany
Expedia goes eLong
Online travel company Expedia
Tyson Foods reports fourth-quarter earnings
The results are in for Tyson Foods'
U.S. budget concerns drive down stocks
News that the bipartisan supercommittee failed to agree on $1.2 trillion in budget cuts has flooded the market with uncertainty. Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 2.9%, followed by the S&P 500's decline of 3.8%, while the Nasdaq lost nearly 4%. Read the full story at CNN.
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