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AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca CEO says new Pfizer bid unlikely

U.S. Pfizer is unlikely to come back with a fresh bid for AstraZeneca, the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals group's top executive was quoted as saying by Swedish business daily Dagens Industri on Saturday.

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Dish Network Corp.

DISH, Comcast SportsNet reach deal in regional dispute

Satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp and Comcast Corp's SportsNet have reached a deal allowing the cable giant's regional sports networks to remain on-air for DISH subscribers, the two companies said on Saturday.

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Holiday shopping

Last U.S. holiday shopping weekend off to solid start

Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results.

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Alstom

Alstom shareholders back 12.35 billion euro sale of power arm to GE

Alstom (ALSO.PA) shareholders on Friday backed with 99.2 percent of votes the French engineering group's plan to sell most of its power equipment business to General Electric (GE.N) and refocus on its smaller rail arm.

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A Family Dollar Store.

Family Dollar to delay shareholder vote on Dollar Tree deal

Family Dollar Inc (FDO.N) will delay a shareholder vote on the potential acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O), CNBC said, citing sources. Family Dollar will start the shareholder meeting and then adjourn it, CNBC said.

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Mergers

Delaware court says C&J tie up with Nabors unit can proceed

A merger between oilfield services provider C&J Energy Services Inc (CJES.N) with a unit of Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR.N) can proceed, Delaware's supreme court ruled on Friday.

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IPO

Wristband maker Fitbit in talks with banks for IPO

Fitness tracking wristband maker Fitbit Inc is in talks with banks for its initial public offering in the United States, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Raytheon

Raytheon wins $2.4 billion contract for Qatar Patriot system

U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co (RTN.N) has won a contract valued at $2.4 billion to supply 10 Patriot missile defense systems to Qatar, which is beefing up its defenses to counter a growing perceived threat from Iran.

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Goldman Sachs

Cirque du Soleil hires Goldman Sachs to look for partner

Canadian performance company Cirque du Soleil has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) to help in its previously disclosed effort to find a strategic partner, a spokeswoman for the company said on Friday.

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Hewlett-Packard

U.S. judge rejects HP settlement in Autonomy shareholder case

A federal judge on Friday rejected Hewlett-Packard Co's (HPQ.N) proposed settlement of shareholder litigation involving the information technology company's botched acquisition of Autonomy Plc.

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Smoker smoking an e-cigarette

Cigarette smoking costs weigh heavily on the healthcare system

Of every $10 spent on healthcare in the U.S., almost 90 cents is due to smoking, a new analysis says. Using recent health and medical spending surveys, researchers calculated that 8.7 percent of all healthcare spending, or $170 billion a year, is for illness caused by tobacco smoke, and public programs like Medicare and Medicaid paid for most of these costs.

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AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca's ovarian cancer drug gets U.S. approval

AstraZeneca Plc's ovarian cancer drug has been granted an accelerated approval by the U.S. health regulator, a day after the treatment was approved by the European Commission.

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BlackBerry Ltd.

BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) is working with Boeing Co (BA.N) on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.

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US dollar

Dollar hits multi-year highs on extended Fed rally, year-end bets

The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against major currencies in over 8-1/2 years on Friday on diverging monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other major central banks, and bullish dollar positions heading into the end of the year.

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Wall Street sign

Oil, stocks go their separate ways

Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down.

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