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Microsoft says government officials make sudden visits to China offices

BEIJING - Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft Corp offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections.

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Europe nervy as Russian assets hit by new sanctions talk

LONDON - The euro was stuck near its lowest level since November and Russian markets tumbled for a third straight day on Monday as new European sanctions for Moscow chilled the already frosty relationship between the two.

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Tyson to sell Mexican, Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS

- Tyson Foods Inc , the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA , the world's No. 1 meat producer, for $575 million.

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Pfizer's need for deal looms larger with earnings report

NEW YORK - Pfizer Inc's vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday when the company reports quarterly earnings, reviving interest in its pursuit of AstraZeneca Plc or other deals to fortify its pipeline.

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Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday.

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Hague court orders Russia to pay over $50 billion in Yukos case

MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM - The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in oil giant Yukos $51.6 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.

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Millennials: forever renters or just delayed homeowners?

The White House wants to help you move out of your parents’ basement. That was the message from Jason Furman, the chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, at the Zillow Housing Forum in Washington yesterday.