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US Oil Drill

From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist

Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor' Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

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Barclays PLC

Britain's Barclays to sell Spanish assets to Caixabank

Barclays is selling its Spanish retail and corporate banking operations to Caixabank, the two companies said on Sunday, as the British bank starts shrinking its struggling European divisions as part of a major overhaul.

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Alibaba

Alibaba aims to launch share sale in early September: source

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to launch its New York stock market debut in the week of Sept. 8, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

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Solar Power

Chinese solar company to buy Germany's SAG Solarstrom

German solar firm SAG Solarstrom AG, which filed for insolvency late last year, said on Saturday it agreed to be acquired by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International for 65 million euros ($85 million).

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Pudong financial district in Shanghai

China's Hony Capital to buy 12.43 percent stake in Shanghai hotel

Hony Capital, one of China's biggest private equity firms, has agreed to buy a 15 billion yuan ($246 million) stake in Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Development Co, the hotel company said on Thursday.

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Alibaba Group

Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO

China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [IPO-BABA.N], which is expected to go public in New York as early as next month, reported a 46 percent jump in quarterly revenue as growth in the world's largest e-commerce market showed no signs of slowing.

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India Oil Well

Citi and HSBC among banks to manage $3 bln ONGC share sale -sources

Citigroup and HSBC are among five banks chosen to manage India's planned sale of a stake in state oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), three sources with direct knowledge of the development said on Monday.

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Comtech Telecommunications Corp

Communications equipment maker Comtech explores sale

Communications equipment maker Comtech Telecommunications Corp said on Monday it is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible merger or sale of the company, confirming a Reuters report earlier in the day.

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Chevron seeks up to $1.5 billion for Canadian oil project - sources

Chevron Corp (CVX.N) has been searching for up to $1.5 billion of equity investment to help develop its Duvernay shale formation assets in Canada and contacted potential investors including private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Amazon Kindle tablets

Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million

Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations.

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MBK Partners

Taiwan's Wei family to buy cable TV operator CNS for $2.4 billion: source

Taiwan's Wei family has agreed to buy China Network Systems (CNS), the nation's biggest cable TV operator, for about $2.4 billion including debt from private equity firm MBK Partners, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Sunday.

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Roche Holding

Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion

Roche Holding AG has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune Inc for $8.3 billion in cash, marking the latest multibillion-dollar deal in a consolidating pharmaceutical sector.

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Telecommunication

Phone registry company Neustar weighs sale - sources

Neustar Inc, a company which helps North American telecommunication carriers route calls and text messages, is considering a potential sale amid interest from private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Power Lines in Los Angeles

Dynegy cuts exposure to wholesale power with deals worth $6.25 billion

Power company Dynegy Inc (DYN.N) said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. markets, sending its shares up as much as 22.5 percent.

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