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DBRS downgrades Cenovus after ConocoPhillips deal

Ratings agency DBRS on Friday downgraded Cenovus Energy Inc, saying the Canadian oil company's acquisition of ConocoPhillips assets in March negatively affects its credit and more than outweighs the benefits of the deal.

Kroton confident Brazil will approve Estacio deal, source says

Kroton Educacional SA expects a key appointment at Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade this week will help it win approval of its purchase of rival Estácio Participações SA, creating the world's No. 1 for-profit education company, a person directly involved in the transaction said on Friday.

Linde to terminate ADRs due to Praxair merger

German industrial gases group Linde will terminate its American depository receipt program on Sept. 29 due to its planned $74 billion merger with U.S. peer Praxair , it said on Friday.


Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage. | Video