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Chicago Stock Exchange mulls options after sale blocked

The Chicago Stock Exchange said on Friday it was evaluating its options after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission blocked the sale of the bourse to a group of U.S. and China-based investors due to the opaque nature of the buyers and their funds.

U.S. urges Malaysia to protect minority Muslims sought by China

The United States urged Malaysia on Friday to offer temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims whose extradition is being sought by China.The U.S. State Department said it had called on Malaysia to allow the U.N. refugee agency access to the Uighurs - among a group of 20 originally from China who escaped from Thailand last year - to determine their eligibility for international protection and eventual resettlement in a third country.

Air Canada expects Air China joint venture in the spring

Air Canada's chief executive on Friday said a joint venture with Air China , expected to be wrapped up this spring, would help it compete more "aggressively" in the Pacific market, after the Canadian carrier reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit.

SEC blocks Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors

U.S. regulators on Thursday killed the politically sensitive sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to a group led by China-based investors, saying a lack of information on the would-be buyers threatened the ability to properly monitor the exchange after the deal.

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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

WASHINGTON Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia. | Video

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