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Amazon could hold out 4-6 weeks in Hachette battle- McQuivey

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 17:36
May 28 - Forresters's James McQuivey says Amazon is willing to send its customers to the competition in its battle against publisher Hachette, but is closely monitoring customer reaction. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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Is Nestle skincare deal a beauty?

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 17:19
May 28 - Nestle is continuing its "wellness" transformation by buying the rights to several skin products from Canada's Valeant for $1.4 bln in cash. Ivor Bennett examines the deal and the trend away from food
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Armatix "smart" gun tech keeps watch on weapon safety

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 16:59
May 28 - The German manufacturer of a "smart" gun that has provoked controversy in the US, says the weapon is "state of the art, 21st century technology," designed for safety. US gun rights activists say that the Armatix Smart Gun's inbuilt security features represent a slippery slope toward government regulation of firearms, but the company says that the added layer of protection could save lives. Rob Muir reports.
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Another fraud probe hits GSK

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 14:56
May.28 - Britain's fraud office has launched a criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline, posing a new challenge to the drugmaker. As Ciara Sutton reports it's already facing claims of bribery in China and four other countries.
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Militants hurt Kenya's vital tourism

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 12:00
May 28 - Kenya's vital tourism industry is "on its knees" after recent attacks by Somali militants led to travel alerts from four key countries. Sonia Legg reports on what could be a crisis for the east African country.
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Breakingviews: Nestlé deal is a real beauty

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 11:30
May 28 - Swiss food giant Nestlé gains rights to sell skin care products. There are wrinkles, but they are worth wearing says Breakingviews.
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Asia Day Ahead: Earnings in Malaysia, Philippines GDP data

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 08:53
May 28 - The world's largest palm oil land bank holder, Sime Darby, is set to report quarterly results along with India's Tata Motors. And the Philippines will post yet another quarter of enviable growth.
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Xinjiang unrest divides China's bloggers

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 07:34
May 28 - A fatal attack in China's restive region of Xinjiang has sparked a range of reactions on social media, with some calling for a tough response but others worried it's become increasingly marginalized.
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Breakingviews: Valuing chat apps still a guessing game

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 06:52
May 28 - Korean messaging app Kakao's deal with Daum has created a new data point for the fast-moving mobile chat sector, but won't make valuing its major players easier, says Breakingviews' Peter Thal Larsen.
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Mixed signals on U.S. economic future

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 02:39
May 27 - Analysts disagree on what the flood of economic data released Tuesday reveals about the outlook on GDP. Lily Jamali reports.
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Deals, data drive S&P 500 to another record

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 01:57
May 27 - Summary: An offer for Hillshire Brands from Pilgrim's Pride, along with signs of a pick-up in housing, consumer confidence, and durable goods orders, led the S&P 500 to another lifetime closing high. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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Researchers see solar-powered cars on the road ahead

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 21:08
May 27 - The idea of solar powered cars may seem far-fetched but researchers at Ford Motor Company and the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a system they hope will spark a revolution in sun-powered transportation. Ben Gruber has more.
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EU vote poses policy dilemma

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 19:31
May 27 - European leaders meet to lick their wounds after stunning advances by anti-EU and populist parties in European Parliament elections. As David Pollard reports, the results may prevent deeper euro zone integration and tilt Europe's economic policy towards expansion.
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The Exchange: China’s Second Continent

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 19:23
Author Howard French joins Rob Cox to discuss whether China's embrace of Africa is development or imperialism by another name.
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Inclusive Capitalism: can it work?

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 18:54
May 27 - The people who control a third of the world's liquid assets have gathered in London for a conference on Inclusive Capitalism. But what does the term really mean and why are they meeting? Ivor Bennett reports.
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Pilgrim's Pride bids for Hillshire

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 17:57
May 27 - Pilgrim's Pride's $6.4 billion bid for Hillshire comes just two weeks after Hillshire agreed to buy Pinnacle Foods in a $4.3 billion deal. Fred Katayama reports.
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Maybe Pfizer's offer won't be the last?

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 16:35
May.27 - Shares in AstraZeneca fell 2.3 percent after U.S. drugmaker Pfizer said it would not make a formal bid to acquire its smaller British rival. But, as Ciara Sutton reports, many believe Pfizer may try again later this year.
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UK ice cream vans get worldwide fans

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 12:49
May 27 - From London buses to black cabs - Britain's good at exporting iconic vehicles. But it's latest success has surprised many. Hayley Platt reports from an ice cream van maker in northern England.
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Breakingviews: A lesson from Italy

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 11:30
May 27 - Matteo Renzi’s European election triumph will supercharge his reforms. A solid showing for a mainline party shows a strong politician can be more appealing than euro-bashing, says Breakingviews.
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Sony aims high, but will investors get on board?

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 10:15
May 27 - Sony's restructuring plans and profit projections are nothing if not ambitious - but investors and market-watchers appear increasingly reluctant to take them at face value. Yonggi Kang reports.
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