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FRANKFURT, Jan 17 A future combined Bayer and Monsanto expects to spend about $16 billion on research and development over the next six years with at least half of this investment made in the United States, the two companies said in a statement on Tuesday.
WILMINGTON, Del, Jan 17 Education Management Corp scored a victory in its fight against an investor opposed to its $1.5 billion debt-cutting plan on Tuesday, when a U.S. appeals court overturned a decision in a closely watched case involving creditors' rights.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17 Chinese start-ups in deep technology, including augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, will attract the most interest from venture capitalists, a private stakeholder in one of China's biggest internet food ordering companies said.
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WASHINGTON, Jan 17 Bayer AG has pledged to boost its investments in the United States amid its deal to buy U.S. seeds giant Monsanto, investing$8 billion in research and development and adding American jobs, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman said on Tuesday.
* Amvac Chemical Corp - unit of American Vanguard Corp acquired FFIII fungicide product line from plant Nutrient Group of Andersons, Inc Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
* Banks, travel stocks lead gainers after May's Brexit speech
BRUSSELS, Jan 17 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
Jan 17 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Tuesday:
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he doubted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump had met with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room several years ago, referring to an unverified dossier published last week that Trump has dismissed as "fake news".