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Congress returns as Trump pressures Democrats ahead of funding deadline

WASHINGTON With a deadline looming this week to avert a U.S. government shutdown, Congress returns to work on Monday as President Donald Trump leans on Democrats to include funding for his promised border wall with Mexico in spending legislation.

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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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NASH: The next untapped pharma market gives investors many options

Large drugmakers with piles of cash are on the hunt for promising medicines being developed by small companies to treat NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020.

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Luxury shoe brands Jimmy Choo and Bally put up for sale

LONDON British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale to try to maximize shareholder value as majority investor JAB increases its focus on consumer goods.

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Microsoft's Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company's long-term strategy for building specialized business software.

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Wal-Mart e-commerce investment arm names new retail startup CEO

Wal-Mart Stores Inc , the world's no.1 retailer, said its recently launched startup investment arm, Store No 8, has hired Jenny Fleiss as the chief executive of its first portfolio company.

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