Wall Street indexes flat in pre-holiday lull; health, consumer up

The major U.S. indexes were virtually unchanged at the close of a quiet trading day on Wednesday with gains in healthcare and consumer stocks after data showed U.S. modest economic growth.

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FanDuel, DraftKings fight threatened shutdown in New York

NEW YORK Daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel urged a New York judge on Wednesday to spare them from a potentially crippling shutdown in one of their top markets by ruling that their contests do not constitute illegal gambling. | Video

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NXP wins U.S. antitrust approval to buy Freescale Semiconductor

WASHINGTON NXP Semiconductors N.V. has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Freescale Semiconductor Ltd, a deal worth $11.8 billion, on condition that it sell its radio frequency power business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

VW maintains $7 billion of provisions despite simple emissions fix

WOLFSBURG, Germany Volkswagen will not lower planned provisions of 6.7 billion euros ($7.1 billion) for the costs of its diesel emissions scandal, though the technical fix for 8.5 million cars in Europe have turned out to be simpler than expected.

Deere sees weak equipment sales in 2016 as farm economy remains soft

Deere & Co on Wednesday reported a drop in quarterly earnings that was not as steep as Wall Street expected and gave a less dire outlook than analysts had feared, saying it was well-positioned to weather a worsening slump in demand for its farm equipment. | Video

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With U.S.-Cuba detente, a battle over trademarks looms

CAMAGUEY, Cuba When Julio Manzini decided two years ago to name his small restaurant McDonald's after the famous fast-food chain , he had no idea it could cause any trouble. He has since been frightened into removing the name.

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