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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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Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK - Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month - and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

Tech, Deals, Media 26 Aug 2014

Uber eyes aggressive expansion in Germany despite bans

FRANKFURT - U.S. car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities like Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis.

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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

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