REFILE-UPDATE 2-Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.
| By: Sam Adams and Rory Carroll
TABLE-Alibaba vs Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and eBay The IPO, which vaulted Alibaba founder Jack Ma into the ranks of tech billionaires like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, sets the stage for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut to expand in the United States, Europe and Asia. Alibaba's closed price of $93.98 gave the company a market cap of $231 billion.
| By: as much as 47 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors
WRAPUP 9-Alibaba surges 38 pct on massive demand in market debut NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.
| By: Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica
California bill would help protect franchisee business investments LOS ANGELES, Sept 19- When Kathryn Slater-Carter learned her family would lose $1.5 million after McDonald's Corp did not renew the franchise agreement on one of their restaurants in the San Francisco suburbs, she tried for a second time to change state law to protect franchisee investments.
| By: Lisa Baertlein
Yahoo options volume hits record on Alibaba's market debut NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Shares of Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a big stake, surged 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, valuing the company at $231 billion by the close of trading.
| By: Saqib Iqbal Ahmed
Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station NASA is sending a 3- D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. Besides real-time replacement parts at the station, NASA envisions astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at faraway destinations like Mars.
Source: The Associated Press
| By: MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
Kaiser Permanente's Medicare Plans Top-Ranked NCQA's annual report ranks health plans- Medicare, Medicaid and Private- in three categories: customer experience, prevention and treatment. In addition, all Kaiser Permanente plans rank highest in both Medicare and Commercial in the regions or states they serve.
Source: PR Newswire