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A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good
NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T and Time Warner are playing up how their $85.4 billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced....

AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy
NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce it....

Another bid from China for US hotel; $6.5B for Hilton stake
NEW YORK (AP) -- HNA Group is snapping up a 25 percent ownership stake of the Hilton hotel chain for about $6.5 billion, the latest attempt by a Chinese interest to acquire real estate in the U.S....

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream
CHICAGO (AP) -- It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn't afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 for his retirement....

Indian business giant Tata Sons removes chairman Mistry
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The board of directors of Tata Sons on Monday removed Cyrus P. Mistry as chairman, four years after he took the reins of India's largest conglomerate....

Japan posts trade surplus in Sept; exports down 7 percent
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade balance swung to a surplus in September, as exports fell less than expected....

In blow to EU, byzantine politics blocks Canadian trade deal
BRUSSELS (AP) -- In a major embarrassment to the European Union, a small region of Belgium continued to withhold on Monday its necessary support for a landmark free trade deal that the rest of the bloc and Canada wanted to sign this week....

Shares in Italian bank Monte Paschi rally on new plan
MILAN (AP) -- Shares in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena have shot up 22 percent ahead of a new plan to be presented by CEO Marco Morelli....

TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser programs....

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