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Healthcare stocks jump after Republicans unveil plan; banks, staples slip

The S&P healthcare index rose 1 percent on Thursday, hitting its fifth consecutive record close following the release of Senate Republicans' bill to replace Obamacare, while financial and consumer staple shares ended lower.

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GSK's new CEO aims to divest sports nutrition brand: sources

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline Plc's new Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley is shaking up the British drugmaker's portfolio of smaller products with plans to divest its MaxiNutrition sports nutrition brand, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Critics say Whole Foods deal would give Amazon an unfair advantage

WASHINGTON While antitrust experts expect Amazon.com Inc's bid for Whole Foods Market Inc to win regulatory approval, some critics argue the deal should be blocked because it gives the online retailer a nearly unstoppable head start toward domination of online grocery delivery.

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Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics in chicken

LOS ANGELES The parent of Burger King and Tim Hortons on Thursday vowed to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

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Exclusive: Amazon to charge $2.8 million for NFL ad packages - sources

NEW YORK Amazon.com Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Airbus' Leahy reveals negotiating tricks after 'last air show'

PARIS Airbus sales chief John Leahy, one of the dominant figures of modern aviation, hinted on Thursday he would retire this autumn, as he wrapped up what he said would be his last air show by revealing a few precious negotiating tricks.

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