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Angola Feb forex reserves fall to $30 bln - central bank

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola's foreign exchange reserves fell to $30 billion in February from $30.6 billion in January, the central bank said in a statement posted on its website on Monday. Angola, Africa's biggest oil producer after Nigeria, depends on crude exports for over 95 percent of its foreign exchange earnings.... Read more...

Japan drugmaker Takeda says will fight $6.0 bn US damages order

Japan drugmaker Takeda says will fight $6.0 bn US damages orderJapan's biggest drugs maker Takeda Pharmaceutical said Tuesday it would fight a huge $6.0 billion damages order imposed by a US jury following a trial over the safety of its Actos diabetes medicine. The company said it "respectfully disagrees" with the judgement awarded in the southern state of Louisiana on Monday, which also ordered the firm's co-defendant, US drugs firm Eli Lilly, to pay $3.0 billion in damages. The issue

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CN Rail union mulls strike; Ottawa urges arbitration

CN Rail union mulls strike; Ottawa urges arbitrationBy Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - Leaders of the union representing 3,000 conductors, yard workers, and traffic coordinators at Canadian National Railway Co will meet on Friday to decide whether to strike or take other action after union members narrowly rejected a second tentative contract deal with Canada's biggest railway. The Teamsters

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Rovi loses patent fight with Amazon in U.S. appeals court

Rovi loses patent fight with Amazon in U.S. appeals courtRovi, which sells television guide programs to cable providers, lost a patent fight with Amazon.com on Tuesday when a federal appeals court upheld a U.S. district judge's ruling in favor of the world's largest online retailer. Rovi had accused Amazon of infringing on two patents, one that creates an electronic program guide on a television screen and another that allows a viewer to select and purchase a pay-per-view program. In both

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Bruised stocks sag before U.S. earnings start

Bruised stocks sag before U.S. earnings startBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - A three-day sell-off in world stocks slowed on Tuesday as investors settled into position for the start of U.S. earnings season and gains in China added to signs of revived emerging-market demand. European shares and bonds were both dragged down by ongoing caution, amid renewed tension in Ukraine and signs the European Central Bank may not be as eager to begin large-scale stimulus as had been hoped. "The QE

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Woman found guilty in 1996 killing of ex-husband

Woman found guilty in 1996 killing of ex-husbandTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A once-prominent socialite was found guilty Tuesday in the 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband after spending years abroad living a lavish lifestyle across Europe.

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