* Agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by private plaintiffs opposing planned merger of Alaska and Virgin America
FRANKFURT, Dec 7 Praxair's and Linde's shareholders are to own equal parts in the industrial gases group created by a proposed merger of the two companies, people close to the deal said.
BEIJING, Dec 7 China moved towards opening up markets such as railway equipment and vehicle batteries on Wednesday with the publication of draft foreign investment guidelines which it said would "increase openness to the outside world".
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
FRANKFURT, Dec 7 Praxair enticed prospective merger partner Linde into resuming negotiations by offering to locate some central functions of the combined group in Germany, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.
Dec 7 Office supplies retailer Staples Inc said it would sell a controlling stake in its European business to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP for 50 million euros ($53.65 million) to focus on its North American operations.
HAVANA/WASHINGTON, Dec 6 Cuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente on Wednesday in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 Alaska Air Group Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America Inc on condition that it scale back its code-sharing with American Airlines Group Inc, the Justice Department said on Tuesday.
* "There are 45 markets where Alaska loses existing codeshare revenue, & net financial impact is between $15-$20 million" - SEC filing
* Justice Department clears Alaska Air Group's acquisition of Virgin America
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