Sysco agreed on Monday to buy US Foods for about $3.5 billion in stock and cash, uniting two of the biggest food distributors in the country.
Japan's economy grew less than previously thought in the July to September quarter. GDP grew by 0.3pc in the third quarter of the year, against an initial estimate of 0.5pc and lower than expectations of 0.4pc.
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McDonald's Corp. (MCD:US), the world's largest restaurant chain, said sales at stores open at least 13 months rose 0.5 percent last month, trailing analysts' estimates as rivals lured diners amid a choppy U.S.