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FEATURE-As floods rise in Bangladesh, crab farming helps families tread water

JOYMONI, Bangladesh, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kishore Mondol, a farmer in the low-lying deltas of southern Bangladesh, points at the four-foot-high platform of grey clay he and his wife have just struggled to build.

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Quick fix? Struggling Singapore retailers turn to vending machines

SINGAPORE, March 18 With sales stagnating and high rent and manpower costs eating away at his profits, Azan Tengku, the director of Singaporean gift company Kalms, decided to close down his stores and move all his products into vending machines.

Germany's Oetker takes stake in Spanish cava maker Freixenet

FRANKFURT, March 17 Germany's family-owned Oetker Group has struck a deal to buy 50.67 percent of unlisted Spanish sparkling wine producer Freixenet S.A. and signed a cooperation agreement with the remaining shareholders.

Mar 17 2018

'Exhausted' Toys 'R' Us suppliers weigh options as huge retailer shuts

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, March 17 When Toys 'R' Us secured a $3.1 billion bankruptcy loan in September, toy makers were reassured they would be paid for goods delivered to the company as it tried to emerge from Chapter 11.

Mexico agriculture minister steps down to join Meade campaign

MEXICO CITY, March 16 Mexican Agriculture Minister Jose Calzada said on Friday he had stepped down to join the presidential campaign of Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Jose Antonio Meade.

Mar 17 2018
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Walmart Inc $89.17 +1.90%
Procter & Gamble Co $78.97 +0.38%
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