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Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:30:03 EDT

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China's Xi Jinping Tightens His Hold on Communist Party

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:14:27 EDT

Chinese President Xi Jinping emerged from a top-level Communist Party conclave with a new leadership title, signaling an expansion of his political authority—and his ability to smother simmering dissent. image

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Australian Cattle Barons Drop Bid for Kidman Ranch Empire

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:23:30 EDT

The consortium's decision to withdraw its offer paves the way for Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart and a Chinese conglomerate to emerge successful in their joint bid for the country’s biggest cattle empire. image

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Samsung Talks Up Galaxy S8 as Note Fiasco Burns Profit

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:23:27 EDT

Two weeks after scrapping its Galaxy Note 7, Samsung revealed a big hit to its bottom line, pledged a widening investigation into the phone’s problems and elevated heir apparent Lee Jae-yong to his first board seat.image

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Yen Remains Close to Three-Month Low Against Dollar

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:34:25 EDT

The yen remains close to it weakest level against the dollar in three months after a rise in U.S. bond yields and the release of economic data supporting the case for an increase in U.S interest rates strengthened the greenback overnight.image

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Apple Unveils Macs With Touch-Screen Keyboard

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:35:23 EDT

Apple introduced new versions of its Macintosh personal computers, betting that smaller, thinner models and a touch screen on the keyboard will reverse declining sales. image

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Merger Deals Set Monthly Record, Even as Election Looms

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:19:45 EDT

Less than two weeks before the election, U.S. companies have unleashed a wave of deals, culminating in Qualcomm’s pact Thursday to buy NXP Semiconductors for $39 billion, making this month the busiest ever for M&A. image

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Tata Companies Respond to Ousted Chairman's Write-Down Claims

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:03:51 EDT

Some Tata Group companies said the valuation of their operations were accurate and audited, in response to a letter from the conglomerate’s former chairman suggesting they could face nearly $18 billion in write-downs.image

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