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Trump pushes Democrats on border wall as government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump tried to press Democrats on Monday to include funds for his controversial border wall with Mexico in spending legislation as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of the federal government. | Video

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Uber, France spar over whether company is a transport service

LUXEMBOURG U.S. ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL] told Europe's top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal battle with the taxi industry.

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Automotive supplier breaks ground on rare new Detroit factory

DETROIT U.S. auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate will build a plant in Detroit in what local officials described on Monday as the first new investment by an automotive supplier in decades for Motor City, the cradle and former beating heart of the car industry.

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From Trump to Brexit, politics drive firms into insurers' arms

ZURICH/LONDON Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of rising protectionism and upheaval to their operations in emerging markets.

1:36pm EDT

Wells Fargo board pays price for letting whistleblowers whistle in the wind

NEW YORK Wells Fargo & Co directors could have avoided a shareholder backlash over a sales practices scandal if they had paid more attention to scores of whistleblowers who complained, in vain, for years.

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PPG raises offer for Akzo Nobel to $29 billion

AMSTERDAM U.S. paint maker PPG Industries raised its proposed offer for Akzo Nobel by about 8 percent to 26.9 billion euros ($28.8 billion) on Monday, increasing the pressure on its Dutch rival to enter into talks.

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