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Wall St. eyes lower opening as chip stocks, Apple drop

(Reuters) - Wall Street was on track to open lower on Thursday dragged by declines in chip stocks following a weak forecast from Taiwan Semiconductor, the world's largest contract chipmaker.

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Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas, the company said.

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Takeda in talks with Shire after $61 billion bid rejected

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical is in negotiations with Shire after making a third takeover bid worth around $61 billion that was rejected by the London-listed rare diseases drugmaker.

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P&G earnings beat as struggling retailers, costs eat into margins

(Reuters) - The world's largest consumer goods maker Procter & Gamble Co narrowly beat quarterly earnings expectations on Thursday, saying shrinking retailer inventories and higher commodities and transportation costs squeezed margins.

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Venture capital firm Fort Ross aims to bring more U.S. startups to Russia

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A venture capital firm aiming to bring more U.S. startups to Russia has raised a $200 million fund, hoping to use the fresh pool of money to help Silicon Valley companies deliver their services to Russia's biggest corporations an

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Animatronic Arnie pushes PPI complaints to four-year high

A 40% rise reported on back of advert featuring model head of Arnold Schwarzenegger An advertising campaign featuring an animatronic head of Arnold Schwarzenegger urging people to “make a decision, do it now!” has helped push complaints about payment

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Exclusive: China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is looking to accelerate plans to develop its domestic semiconductor market amid a fierce trade stand-off with the United States and a U.S. ban on sales to Chinese phone maker ZTE that has underscored the country's reliance on im

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For Now, Hospitals Hang On Despite CVS, Optum And Walmart Threats

Thus far, not-for-profit hospitals "are showing robust resiliency" and weathering the headwinds of industry consolidation, a new Fitch Ratings report says.

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Choc horror: four-fingered KitKat set to lose protected EU status

Chocolate bar not well enough known in all member states for shape to merit trademark status, European court of justice toldThe shape of the four-finger KitKat bar is set to lose its EU-wide protected trademark status after the European court of justice w

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5 Best Moves WWE Made In The Superstar Shakeup

WWE made a ton of changes to Raw and SmackDown during the Superstar Shakeup, but these five moves were the best ones.

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Planning To Scale Your Agency? Ask Yourself These Three Questions First

How to scale your business, and how to scale it without significantly increasing overhead and liability is one of the most trying challenges your agency may face.

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Lesson One for Young Philadelphia 76ers: Every Playoff Game Is An Entity Unto Itself

One of the biggest lessons the young Philadelphia 76ers figure to learn from their playoff run is that every game stands alone.

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Why The RealReal And Stella McCartney Are Calling For Luxury Brands To Embrace The Circular Economy

How an unprecedented partnership is gunning for industry-wide change in how luxury fashion operates.

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'Avengers: Infinity War' Poised for Massive Opening

One week before it hits theaters, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is poised for a massive box office debut that could unseat 2015’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ as the biggest opening of all time in the U.S. and Canada.

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Why Cutting Black Ops 4's Solo Campaign Is A Mistake For 'Call Of Duty'

Taking the campaign out of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' is a mistake.

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A start-up that aims to discover new drugs for incurable illnesses is now worth $2 billion after funding

BenevolentAI said the latest round of funding will help it scale drug development and its AI platform.

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Will 'Fortnite' Ambush Profits at Rival Videogames?

The impact of the surprise gaming phenomenon “Fortnite” on rival video-game makers should become more clear over the next couple of weeks when quarterly results are reported.

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EU court adviser snubs Nestle KitKat trademark appeal

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - A legal adviser to the European Union's top court advised judges on Thursday to reject an appeal by Nestle in defense of its EU trademark for its KitKat chocolate wafer biscuit.

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Are Britons Falling Out Of Love With Entrepreneurship?

Why has the number of start-ups in the UK falle for the first time in a decade?

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How The Digital Divide Dies: Broadband For All

How is it that 24 million Americans still don’t have access to broadband in 2018? Here’s a way to finally end the digital divide and ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to high-speed broadband.

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What Is Your Creative Thinking DNA?

The answers to two simple questions can help you understand the way someone's creative mind works and how they may work with others.

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Debenhams says beast from the east put results in the freezer. Now boss Bucher has to explain that to Mike Ashley

The trouble with the excuse - which you're probably going to hear from other retailers with troubles too - is that while "the beast" was extreme by UK standards, Debs is reporting a couple of days after Primark and JD both managed to keep t

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