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January 29, 2018 - 10:59 am
PARIS (AP) — French drugmaker Sanofi has made another big purchase aimed at strengthening its position in rare disease treatments, buying Belgian biotech company Ablynx for 3.9 billion euros ($4.8 billion). Sanofi announced Monday that the deal was approved by the boards of both companies. Sanofi...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 7, 2010, file photo, American Express Chairman and CEO Kenneth Chenault speaks during the New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York. The son of a dentist from New York's Long Island, who grew up as a black man during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Chenault never expected to be CEO of a major company, let alone work 37 years at the same one. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 29, 2018 - 10:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Chenault, wearing no sport coat and no tie, with a large cup of tea in front of him, fits an image of a man ready for retirement. Chenault is days away from stepping down as the chief executive officer and chairman of American Express, the credit card giant and one of the...
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January 29, 2018 - 10:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say that more than 100 skiers who are stuck on a broken chairlift in central Austria are being rescued with helicopters. Styria provincial police tweeted Monday that the lift stopped working because of technical problems and that 100 to 150 people had to be rescued...
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January 29, 2018 - 10:35 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union says it has launched an aviation deregulation scheme at its annual summit attended by more than 40 leaders from across the continent in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The plan calls for a liberalization of air market access between African states...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives for an EU general affairs meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. EU27 ministers are expected to adopt a new set of negotiating directives for the Brexit negotiations, which will in particular give details on the EU27 position on the transition period. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
January 29, 2018 - 10:29 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Britain's point person on Brexit says the country's status with the European Union during a post-departure transition period will be "not exactly the same as membership — but it's very, very similar." Brexit Secretary...
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Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras, centre right, shakes hands with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, prior to their meeting in Athens, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Rivlin who is in Greece on a three-day official visit will attend a ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 29, 2018 - 10:27 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Israel's president has met with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a visit to Athens that will include a foundation stone-laying ceremony for a Holocaust museum. Reuven Rivlin also met with his Greek counterpart, Procopis Pavlopoulos, in the capital on Monday. On...
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This photo provided by Lexus shows an image of the Lexus "Black Panther" Super Bowl spot. For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. (Courtesy of Lexus via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for the heart — and in some cases even lower. The stakes are high since a 30-second spot costs more than $5 million for...
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The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Keurig is buying Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., creating a beverage giant with about $11 billion in annual sales. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 29, 2018 - 10:23 am
The major U.S. stock indexes were down slightly in early trading Monday, as losses in technology companies outweighed gains elsewhere. Energy stocks also declined as crude oil prices headed lower. Banks posted solid gains as bond yields rose. Investors were weighing the latest corporate deal news,...
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This image released by Anheuser-Busch shows actor Chris Pratt in a scene from a Michelob Ultra commercial. Pratt, the star of the “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” film franchises, will make his advertising debut Super Bowl Sunday in a pair of commercials for the light beer. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt always declined previous offers to do commercials, but he made an exception for an upcoming Super Bowl spot — mostly because he likes beer. Pratt will make his advertising debut Sunday in a pair of commercials for Michelob Ultra. "I've watched every single Super Bowl...
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This image released by Anheuser-Busch shows actor Chris Pratt in a scene from a Michelob Ultra commercial. Pratt, the star of the “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” film franchises, will make his advertising debut Super Bowl Sunday in a pair of commercials for the light beer. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt always declined previous offers to do commercials, but he made an exception for an upcoming Super Bowl spot — mostly because he likes beer. Pratt will make his advertising debut Sunday in a pair of commercials for Michelob Ultra. "I've watched every single Super Bowl...
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