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Wall Street hits new records, but telecom weighs on Dow

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action.

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Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

BEIJING - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

23 Nov 2014

Visteon eyes $3.6 billion sale of South Korean unit: reports

SEOUL - U.S. automotive parts maker Visteon Corp has signed a preliminary deal to sell its controlling stake in South Korea's Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp to a local private equity firm for $3.6 billion, Korean media reports said.

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Two more deaths identified by GM ignition-switch program

NEW YORK - Two additional deaths have been attributed to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co vehicles, bringing the total to 35, according a report on Monday from the lawyer overseeing a program to compensate for deaths and accidents linked to the part.

U.S., Arts 11:22am EST

Tesla says in talks with BMW over car batteries, parts

FRANKFURT - U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors is in talks with Germany's BMW over a possible collaboration in batteries and lightweight components, Tesla's Chief Executive Elon Musk told German weekly Der Spiegel. | Video

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Carlyle seeking $5 billion for fund with longer life: Bloomberg

- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP is looking to raise about $5 billion for a fund that can hold stakes in companies for as long as 20 years, Bloomberg reported.

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