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ECB speculation weighs on euro, yields; stocks buoyant

LONDON - The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year against the dollar as expectation grew that the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and inflation.

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Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Tech, Deals, Media 26 Aug 2014

After disasters, stricken Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

KUALA LUMPUR - As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning headscarves contrasting with their pink and turquoise uniforms, sobbed and clung to each other in grief.

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U.S. readies duties on Mexican sugar in win for sugar lobby

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON - The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener.

26 Aug 2014

Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons for $11.5 billion

TORONTO, Aug 26 - Burger King Worldwide Inc announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc for C$12.64 billion ($11.53 billion) in a cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group. | Video

26 Aug 2014

Apple planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Bloomberg

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday.

26 Aug 2014

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