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Column: Forget AT&T. The real monopolies are Google and Facebook.

… meeting of the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee last week that the … distribution these days are Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon. "Facebook … networks like Google and Facebook control of the menu (Google's … , the ranking Democrat on the antitrust subcommittee, suggested that what was …
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Posted 2016/12/13 22:40:54

Trump picks Exxon chief Tillerson as secretary of state

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon-Mobil Corp's Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday, praising the business leader as a successful international dealmaker who has led a global operation.


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Posted 2016/12/13 12:06:03

Asahi to buy East European beer brands from AB InBev for 7.3 billion euros

TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - Asahi Group Holdings will buy a group of eastern European beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev for 7.3 billion euros (6.14 billion pound), boosting its presence in the region in the largest international beer deal by a Japanese brewer.


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Posted 2016/12/13 11:41:49

UniCredit share issue lifts banks before Fed meeting

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares edged up on Tuesday, helped by gains in banks after Italy's largest lender unveiled a 13 billion euro (10.86 billion pound) share issue, while the dollar edged up before a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to deliver higher interest rates.


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Posted 2016/12/13 11:36:11

UK inflation rises to highest in over two years in November

LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation hit its highest rate in more than two years last month, pushed up by more expensive clothing and the impact of June's Brexit vote on the prices consumers paid for technology goods.


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Posted 2016/12/13 11:24:54

Syrian army takes over Aleppo areas quit by rebels - military source

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have taken full control over all the Aleppo districts abandoned by rebels during their retreat in the city, a Syrian military source said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2016/12/13 11:19:16

Merkel says sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday sanctions against Russia over the crisis in eastern Ukraine would have to be extended because of a lack of progress in implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement.


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Posted 2016/12/13 11:04:10

UK households are top spenders in Europe, savings low - PwC

LONDON (Reuters) - Households in Britain spend more than anywhere else in Europe, helping to drive the country's economy through its Brexit shock this year, global accountancy firm PwC said in a report published on Tuesday.


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Posted 2016/12/13 10:11:58

London commuters face nightmare as strike brings worst rail disruption for decades

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of London commuters faced travel misery on Tuesday as a strike by train drivers bought services from southern England and Gatwick Airport to a standstill in the worst rail disruption in Britain for two decades.


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Posted 2016/12/13 09:52:00

Britain sells further one percent of Lloyds shares

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain cut its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to below 7 percent on Tuesday in a fresh attempt to return the lender to full private ownership over the next year.


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Posted 2016/12/13 09:06:14

Oil baron will be top US diplomat under Trump

Donald Trump has chosen oil boss Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State.
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Posted 2016/12/13 08:35:00

UK must set out plans for transitional deal with EU - peers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will need a transitional trade agreement with the European Union, and the government should set out plans for it before beginning formal divorce talks with the bloc, members of parliament's upper house said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2016/12/13 08:14:55

Will your three-year-old become a criminal?

A brain test on children as young as three can show if they are likely to end up as criminals, get benefits or have health problems, according to researchers.
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Posted 2016/12/13 07:29:00

Trump hands businesses to his sons

Donald Trump has said that two of his sons will run his businesses when he takes office, so he can focus on being president.
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Posted 2016/12/13 02:04:00

Killer who survived lethal injection loses appeal

A killer who survived a lethal injection has failed in his bid to stop a second execution attempt on the grounds that it would be "cruel".
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Posted 2016/12/12 20:30:00

UK helps smash illegal immigrant smuggling gang

British investigators have helped smash an international crime gang charging illegal immigrants €10,000 (£8,371) to be smuggled into the UK.
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Posted 2016/12/12 15:52:00

Syrian army in "final stages" of Aleppo offensive

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies are in the "final stages" of recapturing Aleppo after a sudden advance that has pushed rebels to the brink of collapse in an ever-shrinking enclave, a Syrian general said on Monday.


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Posted 2016/12/12 15:01:57

Iraqi police say ready to join assault on east Mosul

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several thousand Iraqi federal police are ready to join the assault against Islamic State in east Mosul, a spokesman said on Monday, reinforcing troops who have faced weeks of fierce counter-attacks from the militants.


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Posted 2016/12/12 14:28:32

Six held in UK anti-terrorism raids; bomb disposal called in

LONDON (Reuters) - Police said they had arrested six people in anti-terrorism raids across central England and London on Monday, with bomb disposal officers later dispatched as officers carried out searches.


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Posted 2016/12/12 14:19:39

Exclusive: Dutch to demand limits on Ukraine deal at EU summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will ask European Union leaders on Thursday to rule out financial or security guarantees for Ukraine and not to offer Ukrainians the right to live and work in the bloc, according to a document seen by Reuters.


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Posted 2016/12/12 13:30:11