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Sanofi in China

Sanofi unveils heart disease partnership with MyoKardia

French drugmaker Sanofi announced on Wednesday a partnership with U.S.-based MyoKardia to develop therapies for patients with genetic heart diseases.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone comes out of a 'bygone era', reviewers hail bigger handset

Bigger is better and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote.

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DuPont logo in Meyrin

Activist investor Peltz wants DuPont to break up: WSJ

Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has called for a break up of DuPont (DD.N), arguing that the diversified chemicals company's overly complex and bloated corporate structure overburdens its seven business lines, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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The facade of the U.S. Federal Reserve building

Fed could hint on rate-hike plans as it prepares for policy turn

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday could offer fresh clues on when it plans to begin lifting interest rates and how quickly it will move, as it prepares for a momentous policy turn after years of aggressive monetary stimulus.

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Toronto Stock Exchange

All Group Financial Services Inc. Advises of Oando Energy Resources Inc. Control Block Distribution

All Group Financial Services Inc. ("All Group") advises that it has been appointed by Oando PLC, a control block holder of Oando Energy Resources Inc. ("OER" or the "Company") (TSX:OER), to facilitate the sale of up to 60,000,000 common shares of OER. The sale will be made through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information, please call Mr. James Moon, Managing Director Investment Banking at 416-613-1530.

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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Endo offers to buy Auxilium Pharma for about $2.2 billion

Specialty healthcare company Endo International Plc (ENDP.O) (ENL.TO) offered to buy Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc (AUXL.O) for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock to expand its men's healthcare products business.

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Amgen

Top investors push Salix to abandon Cosmo deal - sources

Some of the top 20 investors at Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SLXP.O) are threatening to vote down a proposed deal to buy a unit of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA (COPN.S), and are pressing Salix to consider selling itself instead, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Amazon

Ohio offers Amazon tax breaks to build $1.1 billion data center

State and local officials in Ohio are courting Amazon.com Inc with tax breaks and other perks to convince the No. 1 U.S. online retailer to build a $1.1 billion data center in central Ohio and create 120 jobs, according to public records.

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NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft

Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA

NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday.

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US Federal Reserve

Stocks end higher on bet Fed won't change rate stance

Stock markets around the world rose on Tuesday, ending near session highs as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve wouldn't adjust its guidance about how soon it would raise interest rates.

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Alibaba Group

Alibaba options expected to be listed on Sept. 29: exchanges

Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's IPO-BABA.N stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company.

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New York City

Rare ceramics, Chinese, Indian paintings highlight NY Asian Art Week

Sales of classical Chinese paintings, devotional sculptures from India, Nepal and Tibet and ancient ceramic and porcelain vases and jars, including a rare Ming dynasty bowl, will be among the highlights of Asian Art Week auctions in New York.

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Gas Bar

Weak gasoline, food prices dampen U.S. producer inflation

U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates.

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New York Stock Exchange

World stocks hit one-month low, caution ahead of Fed

Global shares hit a one-month low on Tuesday as investors refrained from placing strong bets before a Fed meeting that could adjust expectations about how soon the U.S. central bank will hike interest rates.

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Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President at Apple Inc.

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million on first day

Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago.

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