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Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to tamp down the antitrust concerns of its takeover target....

Survey: Foreign companies in China feel `targeted'
BEIJING (AP) -- Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday....

Shares mostly higher, strong dollar buoys Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. The U.S. dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on expectations the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise interest rates....

Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics....

Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting
LONDON (AP) -- The euro's descent saw it hit a new one-year low against the dollar on Tuesday, but the currency risks snapping back higher this week if the European Central Bank fails to back up its recent talk of stimulus with action....

Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market....

Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide....

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do....

Commission rejects London mayor's plan for airport
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options....

Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India
TOKYO (AP) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for....

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