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Futures lower after China policy comments

NEW YORK - U.S. stock index futures were falling on Monday, putting the S&P 500 on track to pull back from near-record levels after China's finance minister indicated the country will not increase stimulus measures and ahead of data on the housing market.

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Merck KGaA to buy Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion

FRANKFURT - Drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA said it agreed to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion in cash to boost its Merck Millipore lab supplies business in the biggest takeover in the German group's history, lifting its shares.

Health, Deals 8:10am EDT

Air France offers to postpone low-cost project to end strike

PARIS - The head of Air France-KLM offered on Monday to postpone roll-out of its European low-cost operation until the end of the year in a bid to end a week-long pilots' strike costing it millions of euros a day.

Bank of America shares to rise 50 percent in three years: Barron's

- Bank of America Corp , the second-largest U.S. bank by total assets, could see its shares climb 50 percent over the next three years, Barron's financial newspaper said on Sunday.

21 Sep 2014

After China, GlaxoSmithKline faces pressure for change

LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline may have closed one chapter in a saga of corruption allegations by accepting a $489 million fine in China, but the drugmaker has its work cut out to win back skeptical investors.

China, Health 7:36am EDT

Airbus sales chief cautious on jet output increases

ISTANBUL - Airbus adopted a cautious stance on aircraft output on Monday, telling the airline and leasing industry that it would examine supply chain and other conditions before deciding further increases in output of its popular A320 narrowbody series.

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