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Brighter China data fails to lift stocks, dollar sags

LONDON - A two-day rebound in global shares slowed and the dollar edged lower on Tuesday, as slightly above forecast Chinese growth data failed to erase concerns that the world's second-biggest economy is losing momentum.

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Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could move as soon as December - sources

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin buying early next year, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Air France KLM, Delta, Alitalia offer concessions to settle EU probe

BRUSSELS - Air France KLM , Delta Air Lines and Alitalia have offered to give up slots at three airports and made other concessions to settle a European Union antitrust investigation, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

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Pilots threaten more strikes as Lufthansa walkout continues

FRANKFURT/BERLIN - Lufthansa's pilots' union said it could call for further strikes this week if the German airline fails to resume negotiations over retirement benefits, heaping pressure on management as the eighth walkout this year continued.

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As China gets tougher on fuel economy, some carmakers may be left behind

SHANGHAI/BEIJING - Chinese automakers from state-owned FAW Co to Zhejiang Geely are racing to sell more eco-friendly cars as they try to meet tough fuel economy rules due next year as part of Beijing's battle against pollution.

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Ackman, Valeant lawyers say Allergan CEO oversaw campaign to discredit Valeant

BOSTON - Billionaire investor William Ackman, whose fund is the largest shareholder in Allergan Inc., and Valeant Pharmaceuticals said the botox maker's Chief Executive Officer David Pyott tried to discredit Valeant as it was making a hostile takeover bid, court documents showed.

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What could be sweeter than sugar?

The top sugar brand in the United States, Domino Sugar, has announced it is joining the diet bandwagon by launching a no-calorie, "natural" sweetener line extracted from Paraguay's stevia plant.