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Wall St. rises as healthcare bill vote awaited

U.S. stocks traded higher on Friday as investors awaited the outcome of a vote on a healthcare bill that is seen as a test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass his legislative agenda through Congress.

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PPG chief snubbed by Akzo during Netherlands visit

AMSTERDAM A team of executives from U.S. paint maker PPG left the Netherlands on Friday without meeting their counterparts at Akzo Nobel during a two-day charm offensive to win support for their proposed takeover of their Dutch rival.

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China's Zhonghong Zhuoye to buy Blackstone's stake in SeaWorld

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said China's Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd would buy Blackstone Group LP's stake in the embattled U.S.-based marine park operator, sending SeaWorld's shares up 10 percent in morning trading on Friday.

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EU stalls Russian gas pipeline, but probably won't stop it

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Russia has the European Union in a bind.

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Toshiba decides on Westinghouse bankruptcy, sees $9 billion in charges: sources

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp has informed its main lenders it is planning for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to file for bankruptcy on March 31, people briefed on the matter said on Friday.

From crepes to cocktails: can Grand Marnier's new owner make the leap?

MILAN Italian drinks group Davide Campari has a tall order to fulfill: take a neglected old liqueur out of the kitchen, where it is used as a dessert topping, and turn it into a hot new cocktail trend.

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