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Associated Press
      
Wall Street Journal
Barrick Gold agreed to buy Randgold Resources in an all-share merger that will create the world’s largest gold company worth $18 billion, with a dominant position in Africa.
Companies’ record stock repurchases this year are causing profits to appear stronger and fueling the stock market’s record run.
Having secured control of European pay-TV giant Sky PLC, Comcast now must persuade investors that it didn’t overpay and that the deal will accelerate its growth.
French grocer Carrefour denied claims from rival Casino Guichard-Perrachon that it had approached its smaller competitor about a possible merger to create one of the world’s largest retail giants.
Russian wheat exports are booming despite a crushing price slump, as the country’s farmers finally emerge from decades of neglect. They’re positioned to extend their gains at the expense of American outfits, who are threatened by tariffs.
      
CNNMoney
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The combined company will have a market value of more than $18 billion.
A great day for Comcast is turning into an even better one for Sky shareholders.
US companies have piled on a record-setting $6.3 trillion of debt.
Porsche said it would instead focus on hybrid and electric technology.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
As tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods go into effect on Monday, tech and telecom companies warn that America’s dominance is at risk.
Gaining control of the British pay-TV company was key for Comcast’s future plans, but it came at a steep price and Disney still has 21st Century Fox’s assets.
The e-commerce giant uses its headquarters city as a living laboratory, trying out new retail and logistics models.
Favorable regulations and an influx of venture capital have made London a testing ground for banks without physical branches.
American and European trade negotiators will meet for more talks on trans-Atlantic trade, and new data on trade and manufacturing may show effects of a trade war.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
Congress may order FAA to establish minimum airplane seat sizes and establish new standards for allowing service animals to fly with their human owners
     
 
 
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Surprise, Arizona is trying to attract Costco to the city in numerous ways, including throwing the retailer a birthday party.
     
 
 
Comcast ended three rounds of bidding with an offer of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share. 21st Century Fox offered 15.67 pounds ($20.47).
     
 
 
If you haven’t heard of ESG investing, you will. Increasingly popular among institutional investors like pension funds, it’s going mainstream.
     
 
 
      
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