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Online Credit Card Complaint Database Debuts

A new online database devoted to cataloging consumer complaints against credit card companies launched Tuesday. The website, created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will begin by posting grievances against credit card companies, and will eventually include complaints regarding mortgages and student loans.

Is Your Doctor on Big Pharma's Payroll?

Drug companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year to influence doctors' prescribing habits -- money that often goes directly into physicians' pockets for "consulting fees" and "educational presentations." Wondering if your doc one of them? The nonprofit journalists at ProPublica can tell you.

Chase Online Banking Dogged by Technical Problems

Computer problems dogged Chase%u2019s (JPM) online banking services for a second day on Wednesday, leaving many customers frustrated. Problems first appeared on the Chase site late Monday, with customers unable to log on to their accounts, The New York Times reported. Technicians worked overnight to fix those problems by about 1 am on Wednesday morning.

SAP Will Acquire Sybase for $5.8B

SAP, a massive provider of business software, is making its biggest acquisition in three years with a $65-a-share offer for Sybase.

EU Approves $7.4 Billion Oracle-Sun Merger

The European Union has spoken. The EU's support of Oracle Corp.'s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Thursday didn't come as a big surprise but it is no doubt a key moment for the industry -- especially for Sun, the fourth largest maker of server computers.