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U.S. tax cut outlook drives stocks but dents dollar

LONDON Global stock markets hit record highs on Monday on expectations that a U.S. tax bill could soon pass, though a more cautious reading of the draft law's prospects among currency traders put the dollar under pressure.

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Workers at Israel's Teva Pharm block roads, continue protest over job cuts

JERUSALEM Workers at Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries protested pending job cuts for a second straight day on Monday, blocking roads and shutting down a number of the drugmaker's plants nationwide.

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Hershey nears $1.6 billion deal to buy Amplify Snacks: CNBC

Hershey Co , the maker of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Kisses, is nearing a deal to buy SkinnyPop parent Amplify Snack Brands for $1.6 billion, CNBC reported on Monday.

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To thwart Amazon, Kroger and Walmart lure shoppers with curbside pickup

LOS ANGELES As Amazon.com looks to upend the U.S. grocery market with home delivery, some veteran supermarket operators are betting on a different strategy: curbside pickup. Americans have long loved the convenience of drive-through service for burgers and coffee. Kroger Co and Walmart Inc are tweaking that formula for groceries. | Video

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Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

NEW YORK/SYDNEY Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on the CME Group Inc on Sunday, although market experts believe a recent rally in the cryptocurrency has further to go. | Video

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Solid Power, BMW partner to develop next-generation EV batteries

U.S. EV battery company Solid Power said on Monday it had partnered with Germany's BMW AG to develop the next-generation solid-state battery technology for use in electric vehicles (EVs).

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