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    CNN Money: Top business headlines for Sept. 5

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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Thursday, September 5.

    Nasdaq: Another week, another glitch
    Nasdaq has not fixed all its technical glitches. Starting at 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday, investors were unable to see quotes in certain Nasdaq (NDAQ) stocks for six minutes. The exchange said the cause was a brief outage in its system that disseminates stock quotes, or the prices investors are willing to pay to buy or sell stocks.

    Samsung's $299 Galaxy Gear smartwatch coming Sept. 25
    Forget boring old phones and tablets. Smartwatches are the hottest trend in tech, and Samsung is jumping into the market with the new Galaxy Gear. The $299 Gear watch is not a phone. Instead, it links up with Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets to let users know when they receive a call, text message or e-mail.

    Some 2-year degrees pay off better than BAs
    Shelling out more money for a four-year college degree doesn't always mean you'll land a job with a better salary, a recent report found. In fact, graduates of many two-year associates and occupational certificate programs earn just as much as workers with traditional four-year degrees -- if not more in some cases, according to a report from CollegeMeasures.org, which analyzed the earnings of recent graduates in Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

    McDonald's mulls raising prices nationwide in Dollar Menu revamp
    The Dollar Menu at McDonald's may soon see higher prices and new offerings as the fast food company mulls a nationwide launch of a "Dollar Menu and More" concept this year, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. McDonald's Corp., which has recently struggled to compete with other fast food giants, said it is considering changing its Dollar Menu, introduced over 10 years ago, to evolve with shifting consumer preferences and the needs of the business. Currently, it is testing the Dollar Menu and More concept in five markets that include Fresno; Columbia, S.C.; and Memphis, Tenn.

     

     

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