U.S. stocks were higher in morning trading on Thursday as bank stocks gained after data showed that the domestic economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth-quarter than previously estimated.
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FRANKFURT/MUNICH Linde labor representatives will vote against the German industrial gases group's planned $65 billion merger with U.S. rival Praxair , the head of the German works council told Reuters on Thursday, in a move that could scupper the deal.
LONDON Saudi Aramco has formally appointed JPMorgan Chase & Co , Morgan Stanley and HSBC as international financial advisers for its initial public offering, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Fast food giant McDonald's Corp said on Thursday it would make its Quarter Pounder burgers with fresh beef, prepared when ordered, by mid-2018 in most of its restaurants.
SAN FRANCISCO Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it was hiring 400 engineers, mostly in Canada, to work on connectivity software and hardware, part of a wider push to meet demand for more connected cars.
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