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EU mergers and takeovers (July 29)

BRUSSELS, July 29 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

Croatia to sell stakes in two hotel groups

SARAJEVO, July 27 Croatia is to sell stakes in two hotel groups for about 402 million kuna ($59.06 million), the country's privatisation agency said on Wednesday, part of government plans to cut debt.

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on July 26

ZURICH, July 26 The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening 0.2 percent firmer at 8206 points on Tuesday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .

UPDATE 1-U.S. seeks options as farm loan funds run out of cash

CHICAGO, July 25 The U.S. government's $2.65 billion operating loan program to help farmers keep their businesses going has already run out of cash for this fiscal year, as requests for federal financial assistance grow amid the worst agricultural downturn in more than a decade, U.S. officials said in an email on Monday.

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Bernie’s brother captures social media in tearful tribute

It's a tearful night for some Bernie Sanders supporters at this year's Democratic National Convention, as delegates from all 57 U.S. states and territories cast their votes, ensuring Secretary Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential nomination.