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KKR to buy Hitachi unit valued at $2.3 billion

U.S. buyout firm KKR said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy Hitachi Ltd's chip-making equipment and video solution unit in a deal valuing the company at 257 billion yen ($2.3 billion), its second purchase of a Hitachi unit.

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House Speaker Ryan says no decision on healthcare vote

WASHINGTON Republican House leaders have made no final decision on when to vote on a plan aimed at overhauling the nation's health care system, but the measure is gaining support from more moderate members of party, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.