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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
1. Stocks are on fire: U.S. stock futures were stable Wednesday morning, a day after the S&P 500 closed above 2,000 for the first time ever.
Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record
With the S&P at 2000 and the Dow at 17000, here's what you should do now  The Plain Dealer -   Related articles »  
Burger King deal stirs up Washington rancor, but will it spur action?
Burger King's decision to acquire the Tim Horton's doughnut chain and move its headquarters to Canada has caused blowback among consumers online and politicians on Capitol Hill.
What will Warren Buffett earn from $3 billion Burger King-Tim Hortons merger?  Economic Times Staff  CTV News
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Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal
New York: Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million (Dh3.5 billion) in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
Daily Report: How Became a Nexus for Video Gamers  New York Times (blog)
Video games come of age as spectator sport  SFGate
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IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case
PARIS (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister, her lawyer said on Wednesday.
Christine Lagarde, IMF Chief, Under Investigation in France  New York Times
IMF chief under corruption investigation in France  Los Angeles Times
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American Airlines pulls airfare listings from Orbitz over fee dispute
US Airways and American Airlines merger American said it was not able to reach a deal with Orbitz after negotiations that began before American and US Airways completed their merger.
S&P 500 closes above 2000 for the first time ever: Here's what you ...  Economic Times
American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz  Dallas Morning News
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Four Things You Need To Know About Disney's Drones
In May of this year, prominent drone attorney Brendan Schulman and I appeared on a panel at the Association of Unmanned Vehicles International (AUVSI) trade show.
Will Pinocchio be controlled by a drone after Disney proposal?  Columbus Dispatch
Disney wants to use drones for its shows, files patents  Tech Times
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ECB speculation weighs on euro, yields; stocks buoyant
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year against the dollar as expectation grew that the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and inflation.
Euro Reaches 11-Month Low on ECB Outlook; Kiwi, Loonie Advance  Bloomberg
Euro picks up as Schaeuble plays down ECB speculation  CNBC
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Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation ...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge ...
Is Snapchat really worth $10 billion? Investors think so  Irish Times
SnapChat Valued At $10 Billion Based on New Investment  Chinatopix
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Ryanair to Submit Bid for Cyprus Airways in Rare M&A Foray
Ryanair Holdings Plc (RYA) will submit a non-binding offer for Cyprus Airways on Friday as Europe's No. 1 discount carrier seeks to extend its footprint eastward to an island increasingly popular with Russian and Israeli visitors.
Ryanair scraps bag check-in fees for business travellers  Reuters
Ryanair to Make Nonbinding Cyprus Airways Bid Friday  Wall Street Journal
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Chiquita Seeks to Reassure Investors on Deal for Fyffes
LONDON - Chiquita Brands International and Fyffes tried to reassure investors about their planned merger, saying on Wednesday that they now expected the combined company to achieve an additional $20 million in annual cost savings by 2016.
Chiquita, Fyffes Identify Further Savings in Merger Proposal  Wall Street Journal
Chiquita: Merger would save company $20M per year  WSOC Charlotte
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