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Asian shares win reprieve on ECB signal, U.S. jobs next focus

TOKYO - Asian shares won a reprieve on Friday after the European Central Bank signalled its readiness to take further steps to shore up the European economy, and investors looked to U.S. jobs data.

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Gun maker Colt says near deal to exit bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del - Gun maker Colt Defense and its creditors are close to a deal on a plan to bring the company out of bankruptcy, but if it fails, the business will go on the auction block next month, a company lawyer told a judge on Thursday.

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Chipotle critic turns up heat with 'Chubby Chipotle' ad

LOS ANGELES - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc , known for its indulgent burritos, is battling a "Chubby Chipotle" ad campaign from the food industry group whose "Nanny" ads helped sink New York City's ban on super-sized sugary drinks.

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B&G to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen foods business

- Snack food company B&G Foods Inc said it would buy General Mills Inc's Green Giant frozen foods and Le Sueur canned vegetables brands for about $765 million to expand its distribution network and enter the frozen foods market.

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Boeing books $2.6 billion order from Jet2.com

NEW YORK - Boeing Co said on Thursday it had booked an order for 27 of its 737-800 aircraft, worth about $2.6 billion at list prices, from UK airline Jet2.com.

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Sanofi's Genzyme pays $32.59 million in criminal Seprafilm case

- Genzyme Corp agreed to pay $32.59 million, admit wrongdoing and enter a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve U.S. criminal charges over its marketing of the surgical implant Seprafilm, the Department of Justice said on Thursday.

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