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Valeo's self-driving car systems learn from Safran drones

PARIS, March 27 - French auto parts maker Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the end of the decade.

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

March 27 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1445 GMT on Friday:

Now fireworks maker joins China's tech gold rush

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, March 27 - A Chinese fireworks maker is pushing into the Internet sector, an unlikely move that illustrates the country's hi-tech gold rush.

Italy - Factors to watch on March 27

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday.

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PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - March 27

March 27 - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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PRESS DIGEST - Hong Kong - March 27

HONG KONG, March 27 - These are some of the leading stories in Hong Kong newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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UPDATE 1-Vice expands HBO deal and ventures into daily newscast

LOS ANGELES, March 26 - Vice Media, known for its coverage of current affairs for the Millennial generation, will expand its partnership with Time Warner Inc's premium cable network HBO to include daily newscasts and more weekly series and specials, the network said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-RadioShack rescue deal dogged by fights, demand for new auction

WILMINGTON, Del., March 26 - A deal to keep 1,740 RadioShack Corp stores open hangs in the balance in a Delaware court after its top creditor, a losing bidder in an auction for the bankrupt retailer, called the process a "sham" and demanded a new sale.

Outbound Chinese buyers confounding the doubters

* Chinese companies snap up $391 bln of foreign assets in decade

UPDATE 1-LightSquared bankruptcy exit plan earns court approval

NEW YORK, March 26 - Wireless venture LightSquared on Thursday concluded three years of litigation with creditors, securing U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval of a plan to end its Chapter 11 case and repay in full its largest creditor, Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.