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Vietnam manufacturing set to be Pacific trade pact's big winner; Malaysia, Japan also benefit
HONG KONG (AP) -- An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gains will be spread evenly....

Anheuser-Busch InBev ups its offer for SABMiller in quest to create beer behemoth
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch InBev sweetened its offer for SABMiller to more than 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) on Wednesday as the Belgium-based brewer seeks to create a global beer behemoth....

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves to curb forced arbitration, a contentious practice
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules that would severely curtail a contentious practice called forced arbitration, which consumer advocates have long argued does a disservice to people who have disputes with banks, credit card issuers and other financial service providers....

JetBlue tests farm-to-tray-table concept with its own airport farm at JFK airport
NEW YORK (AP) -- JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport....

Global shares higher despite IMF cutting growth forecast, Samsung up on healthy profit
LONDON (AP) -- Rising oil prices helped stock markets in Europe post solid gains Wednesday despite a lower global growth forecast from the International Monetary Fund....

Samsung 3Q operating profit jumps on weak won, shares post biggest daily gain in over 6 years
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday, sending its share price up nearly 9 percent, but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business....

Volkswagen, with limited US lobbying footprint, faces cheating hearing on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time, Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn will appear before a congressional investigative committee this week. He, and the company, will bring little Washington political clout to the table....

APNewsBreak: Senate Finance panel probes VW's use of tax credits in emissions-rigging scandal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Finance Committee opened a probe Tuesday into Volkswagen's use of a federal tax credit intended for fuel-efficient cars as the company's emissions-rigging scandal widened....

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed and his investment firm double ownership of Twitter stock
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks....

Ex-leader of UN General Assembly turned world body into 'platform for profit,' prosecutor says
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday....

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