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  • The Pfizer logo is seen next to a U.S. flag in a conference room at their world headquarters in New York

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (PFE) has approached British rival AstraZeneca (AZN.L) to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two but …

  • Pfizer considers $100 bln bid for AstraZeneca - report Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca (EUREX: AZNF.EX - news) to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between …

  • China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

    This picture taken on April 19, 2014 shows a Mazda car being installed in an exhibition hall ahead of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

  • U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) (GM.N) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth …

  • The grille of the Cadillac Elmiraj concept car as the vehicle is displayed during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth …

  • SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model. After nearly two decades of frenzied growth driven mainly by the very wealthy, China's auto market …

  • U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday. The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and ...

  • Strong demand for new automobiles in China has laid the foundations for the next leg of business for carmakers BMW (GER:BMW), Audi and Mercedes-Benz: the second-hand premium car market. China's auto market is the world's biggest and is set to grow between 8 percent and 10 percent this year, fuelled by increasingly affluent …

  • C-class by Daimler AG is pictured before company's annual news conference in Stuttgart

    Daimler (DAI.DE) said its DENZA electric car will be eligible for local subsidies in China when it goes on sale there in September priced at 369,000 renminbi ($60,000). DENZA, a local Chinese brand jointly developed with Chinese partner BYD <002594.SZ>, forms part of the German auto maker's push to expand its footprint …

  • A man uses mobile phone at showroom of Toyota Motor in Beijing

    Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> plans to make and sell hybrid versions of its Corolla and Levin sedans in China next year, fitting them with locally-made components, in its first bid to entirely manufacture gas-electric hybrids outside Japan. The backdrop to Toyota's plans are efforts by foreign and domestic automakers to kick-start …

  • Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project's completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle. "The concept and design are now in place," Hans Demant, responsible for the so-called budget car project …

  • Best Of British Gear Up For China Car Show

    UK brands such as Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Land Rover are showing their new models at the China Motor Show in Beijing to help boost sales in an intensely competitive market. More than 1,100 vehicles will be on display at the exhibition which will also be attended by General Motors (NYSE: GM - news) , Toyota, Volkswagen …

  • Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary

    A customer checks out used Game Boy consoles a videogame shop in Tokyo, on April 17, 2014

  • Best Of British Gear Up For China Car Show

    UK brands such as Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Land Rover are showing their new models at the China Motor Show in Beijing to help boost sales in an intensely competitive market. More than 1,100 vehicles will be on display at the exhibition which will also be attended by General Motors (NYSE: GM - news) , Toyota, Volkswagen …

  • Chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Li Shufu poses for a photo at an assembly line of the new Volvo automobile manufacturing plant in Chengdu

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is set to surpass the United States to become Volvo Car Group's biggest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars in the world's largest auto market. Its car sales target ...

  • How UU fuels cars off fat of the land Telegraph - 20 hours ago

    Fat and grease poured down drains is being sucked out of sewers in north-west England and used to fuel cars

  • What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers. About 150 people who ordered this week at the Mexican-style fast food chain in Santa ...

  • The entrance of Monte Dei Paschi bank headquarters is pictured in Siena

    Italy's Treasury may allow loss-making Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MIL:BMPS) more time to pay interest on a state bailout, to ensure the sum is paid in cash rather than in bank shares, Corriere della Sera reported on Saturday. Citing sources close to the Treasury, the paper said the Treasury had told the bank it may …

  • Consumers who sign up to General Mills, one of the world's largest online food companys, will be signing away their rights

  • Consumers sign up to one of the world's largest food company's online community will be signing away their consumer rights

  • VW aims for double-digit growth in China AFP - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 15:03 BST
    VW aims for double-digit growth in China

    A photo taken on March 7, 2012 in Wolfsburg, central Germany shows the Volkswagen logo on the front of a car

  • Germany's Volkswagen (GER:VOW3) aims to increase group deliveries in China to a record of more than 3.5 million cars this year, Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn said on Saturday. "China is the biggest market for the VW group and plays a crucial role in our Strategy 2018," Winterkorn said at a VW event on the eve of the …

  • Nintendo Joins with the National Park Foundation to Support the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

    Nintendo of America announced today that it will join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to bring fun, active-play video games to

  • Austria: Ex-players led match-fixing organization Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 18:33 BST

    In the biggest match-fixing scandal in Austrian soccer, three former players are accused of attempting to manipulate 18 national league games from 2004 to 2013 with bets of up to $415,000 a match. Prosecutors ...

  • Ohio prison food vendor fined $142,000 Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 18:10 BST

    The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with ...

  • 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal to be auctioned Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 17:55 BST

    One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week. The Minnesota collegiate hockey player who helped Team USA beat ...

  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay AFP - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 17:39 BST
    Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay

    View of Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa Romeo logos in Turin, Italy, on January 26, 2009

  • Kroger Workers Ratify New Agreement Business Wire - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 16:44 BST

    Atlanta and Savannah area Kroger members from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1996 ratified a new three-year contract yesterday. The new contract is retroactive from March 16, 2014 to March 18, 2017.

  • Mo. House votes to expand sales tax exemptions Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 16:32 BST

    Pizza parlors, doughnut shops and even convenience stores all could be in line for a tax break on the food that they make and sell as a result of a measure moving through the Missouri Legislature. The ...

  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 15:53 BST
    New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids ...

  • Benetton to name new clothing boss Telegraph - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 14:38 BST

    Majority shareholder Edizione names Marco Airoldi as chief executive of clothing business as the company prepares to split three ways

  • Benetton names Marco Airoldi as new clothing boss Telegraph - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 14:38 BST

    Majority shareholder Edizione names Marco Airoldi as chief executive of clothing business as the company prepares to split three ways

  • DataCore requests that their press release NewsItemId:20140402005473, issued April 2, 2013, entitled "DataCore's Software Defined Storage Platform Delivers 100 Percent Uptime and B

  • Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc. announced today that its popular vision-enhancing interactive game App, ULTIMEYES®, has launched for all iOS and Android platforms. Previously available only for the PC, Mac ...

  • QuickPay Corp. and Apps Network Appliances Inc. are pleased to announce that QuickPay has acquired Nautical Technologies, ANAi Global's Parking, Transit and Tolling Technology division. In addition, the ...

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