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Avago to Buy Chipmaker Broadcom for About $37 Billion

Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers.Hock Tan, Avago’s president and chief executive, says that theContinue Reading “Avago to Buy Chipmaker Broadcom for About $37 Billion”

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From Flat Broke at 37 to Self-Made Millionaire

Through saving and investing, a lot of hard work and, in his words, more than a little luck, motivational business speaker and author Barry Maher went from being broke at age 37 to being a self-made millionaire and semi-retiree who can afford to retire completely. What Does ‘Semi-Retired’ Really Mean? Now 67, Maher only worksContinue Reading “From Flat Broke at 37 to Self-Made Millionaire”

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut to Boot Artificial Ingredients

  NEW YORK — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of “black pepper flavor,” for instance, Taco Bell will start using actual black pepper in its seasoned beef, saysContinue Reading “Taco Bell, Pizza Hut to Boot Artificial Ingredients”

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Olive Garden: At Least 1 More Breadstick Creation On the Way

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images By CANDICE CHOI NEW YORK — Olive Garden isn’t finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would introduce “breadstick sandwiches” as part of a broader menu revamp intended to play up its most popular offerings. The sandwiches don’tContinue Reading “Olive Garden: At Least 1 More Breadstick Creation On the Way”

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Live Like F. Scott and Zelda: ‘Great Gatsby’ House for Sale

By Melissa Allison If F. Scott Fitzgerald was right that we’re “borne back ceaselessly into the past,” then it’s fortunate when there are photographs to go with those backward glances. And there are photos to accompany the $3,888,888 listing of the Long Island estate where Fitzgerald began writing “The Great Gatsby,” as first reported byContinue Reading “Live Like F. Scott and Zelda: ‘Great Gatsby’ House for Sale”