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Brits report calmer Black Friday

posted: 11/28/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- British retailers breathed a sigh of relief as Black Friday started without the mayhem that characterized the event last year.

Chinese stocks' 5.5% dip biggest 1-day fall in months

posted: 11/28/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

HONG KONG -- Just when it looked as if a relative calm was returning to Chinese markets, stocks nose-dived again Friday, with the main Shanghai share index losing 5.5 percent.

Halliburton seeks EU's nod to merge

posted: 11/28/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Halliburton Co. sought European Union approval a second time for its planned takeover of Baker Hughes Inc., four months after regulators rejected an earlier filing about the bid to combine the world's No. 2 and No. 3 providers of oil services.

European markets resilient despite earlier China slide

posted: 11/27/2015 11:15 a.m. Discuss

European stock markets recouped earlier losses to trade little changed Friday despite an earlier big fall in China's main stock index, which suffered in the wake of news that investigations into the securities industry has widened to include two top brokerages.

Argentine peso no longer flies for American Airlines

posted: 11/26/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

American Airlines said Wednesday it has stopped taking Argentine pesos as payment for tickets because of limits on its ability to convert the money into dollars.

Business news in brief

posted: 11/26/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

New catfish inspections to start in March Catfish and other ray-finned fish species will undergo a new inspection process starting in March. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on the new process.

Business news in brief

posted: 11/25/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Bank of America cuts Angola dollar flow Bank of America Corp., which provides most of the dollar notes dispensed by banks in Angola, is halting the supply of greenbacks to the African country, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Billionaire charges $170M, will use rewards to fly free

posted: 11/24/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn't exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.

News in brief: Japan spending $40M on Texas railway

posted: 11/24/2015 5:30 a.m. Discuss

A Japanese government-backed fund intends to spend about $40 million to support a high-speed rail project in Texas connecting Dallas and Houston.

Pfizer, Allergan agree to merger

posted: 11/24/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Pfizer and Allergan on Monday morning announced they would merge in a $160 billion deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker, producing treatments as varied as Lipitor and Botox.

Pfizer, Allergan combining in $160 billion deal

posted: 11/23/2015 6:54 a.m. Comments 2

Pfizer and Allergan will join in a $160 billion deal to create the world's largest drugmaker.

Tesla looks to Germany for new factory

posted: 11/23/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Tesla Motors Inc. is in discussions with the German government over the prospect of building a battery factory in the country, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.

Surrogate moms decry India's foreign-client ban

posted: 11/22/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

For thousands of childless couples in the world, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers.

Honda leads in riskiest models for air bag recall

posted: 11/22/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Cars and trucks from the 2008 model year or older that were originally sold or registered in high-humidity areas along the U.S. Gulf Coast are getting top priority for repairs as the government commences the widespread Takata air bag inflator recall.

62-story London tower wins approval

posted: 11/22/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Axa Investment Managers-Real Assets, the property unit of Europe's largest insurer, won approval from the city of London borough to develop an office tower at 22 Bishopsgate near the skyscrapers nicknamed The Cheesegrater and The Gherkin.




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