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Fidget spinners and squishies: some Toys 'R' Us toymakers cut ties

This summer, toy supplier Product Launchers delivered 100,000 specially ordered DC Comics fidget spinners to Toys 'R' Us, unaware that the biggest U.S. toy store chain was in financial trouble.

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Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.

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A private solution for China’s zombie company problem? Unlikely

HONG KONG China's latest push to revive its bloated state-owned sector is set to pick up pace this year, with bankers and investors expecting possible spin-offs and asset sales to follow a key Communist Party Congress in October.

A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

TOKYO On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.

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Uber, reviving old tactic, is backed by more than 500,000 in London row

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON Half a million people have signed an online petition in under 24 hours backing Uber's bid to stay on the roads of London, showing the company is turning to its tried-and-tested tactic of asking customers for help when it locks horns with regulators.

Sep 23 2017

Lufthansa seen offering to pay 200 million euros for Air Berlin assets: source

FRANKFURT A Lufthansa bid price of 200 million euros ($239 million) to buy assets from insolvent Air Berlin plus 100 million euros to meet operating costs is roughly correct, a source familiar with the talks said on Sunday.

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