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  • AbbVie to Buy Shire for $54.8 billion in biggest inversion

    AbbVie to Buy Shire for $54.8 billion in biggest inversion
    AbbVie Inc. is buying Shire for nearly $55 billion, the largest deal in a year filled with merger and acquisition activity, and the latest example of companies taking foreign addresses to cut taxes. The deal will allow North Chicago-based pharmaceutical...
  • AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire in nearly $55 billion deal

    AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire in nearly $55 billion deal
    AbbVie Inc. has inked a nearly $55 billion deal to acquire drugmaker Shire PLC, the companies announced in a joint statement Friday morning. The deal, the largest of a year filled with merger and acquisition activity, will allow the North Chicago-...
  • Primark: Next stop USA

    LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Discount fashion chain Primark has made its mark in Europe by offering fast-changing fashion at rock-bottom prices. The secret of its success: placing huge orders for top-selling items like socks, tops and jeans and passing on...
  • Michael Hastings' 'The Last Magazine' revisits journalism's recent past

    "WE DO not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests," said Henry Miller. Wonder what he'd think about today's "cursory readings" online? I SPENT A part of last weekend...
  • Handful of non-EU banks to make European stress tests debut

    LONDON (Reuters) - A handful of global banks are bracing themselves for their first results from Europe's bank stress-testing regime, which will tell them in October whether they have enough capital to withstand future crises. Banks outside the European...
  • British Open notes: Tiger Woods finishes tournament on a low note

    British Open notes: Tiger Woods finishes tournament on a low note
    The sad saga of Tiger Woods at this British Open ended Sunday with a 5-foot putt for par on the 18th hole. In his prime, the only question for him on a hole like that would have been whether he made his eagle putt. Now, he had shot three-over-par 75 for...
  • Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and country's twang heard around the world

    Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and country's twang heard around the world
    Country musician Brad Paisley's first tour of the United Kingdom in 2000 didn't leave him much to write home to West Virginia about. Paisley and the other acts on the tour flew commercial airlines and saw their precious band gear stashed into the jet'...
  • Naples' King a victim of Pendred, Irish curse

    Naples' King a victim of Pendred, Irish curse
    Saturday’s UFC Fight Night from Dublin had plenty of Irish fighters – and all of them were victorious. But considering the deafening home-field advantage the locals had, those fights might as well have been 9,501 against one. Naples’...
  • Church's coffeehouse closes as pastor leaves

    Church's coffeehouse closes as pastor leaves
    A "plum gig" for musicians and an intimate haven for folk music lovers is closing in August. The Stained Glass Coffeehouse, located within the Congregational Church in Deerfield, will stage a final and free concert on Aug. 16. Senior pastor Blair Hull,...
  • Attacking Gallopin claims Tour de France 11th stage

    HAUTACAM France (Reuters) - Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, a 145.5-km ride from Pau, to retain the overall leader's yellow jersey. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)
  • Pope meets with abuse victims, apologizes for church coverups

    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met privately with a small group of victims of pedophile priests Monday and apologized for the way the Catholic Church covered up child sex abuse perpetuated by clergy members. "Before God and his people, I express my sorrow for...