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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican lawmaker overseeing trade policies on Sunday called for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping to ease trade tensions, warning that U.S. tariffs would likely dampen U.S. economic growth this year. Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) holds up
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FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) – AirAsia (AIRA.KL) is discussing the possible purchase of another 100 Airbus A321neo jets as the company’s chief executive officer, Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, and Airbus go down to the wire in parallel negotiations for an expanded order for larger A330neo jets, industry sources said. FILE PHOTO: Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia,
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(Reuters) – The Iowa and Illinois health departments said on Thursday that they were investigating cyclospora infections linked to salads at McDonald Corp’s (MCD.N) restaurants. McDonald’s shares fell 1.4 percent after-hours on Thursday. The Illinois Department of Public Health said it had seen about 90 cases, and the Iowa Department of Public Health said it
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc’s (BBW.N) chief executive on Friday apologized to disappointed customers and offered an extended discount, a day after its one-day pay-your-age event prompted massive crowds and shortages at some stores. Sharon Price John, in an interview on NBC’s “Today” program, called the overcrowded sale event, which had to be limited
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(Reuters) – Broadcom Ltd made an $18.9 billion bid for software firm CA Inc on Wednesday, the latest in the company’s acquisition spree aimed at diversifying beyond semiconductors. FILE PHOTO: Hock Tan, CEO of Broadcom, speaks on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the opening bell in New York, U.S., February
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LONDON (Reuters) – Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) on Wednesday raised its all-cash offer for Britain’s Sky (SKYB.L) to $34 billion, topping a raised bid of $32.5 billion for the pay-TV group from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O). Fox, which has been trying to buy the pan-European group since December 2016, offered to pay 14 pounds
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LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox (FOXA.O) said it had agreed to buy Britain’s Sky (SKYB.L) in a deal valuing the pay-TV group at $32.5 billion, trumping a rival offer from U.S. group Comcast (CMCSA.O). FILE PHOTO: The 21st Century Fox logo is displayed outside the News Corporation building in the Manhattan borough
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