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Verizon Commercial Suggests a Thanksgiving Without Phones

Imagine Thanksgiving without Instagram. That is apparently what Verizon is envisioning this holiday season. In a television commercial that it will introduce on Thanksgiving, Verizon is urging people to turn off their phones. The advertising campaign is certainly an attempt to drum up attention, but it also speaks to a ...

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Charles M. Cawley, Founder of MBNA Corp., Dies at 75

Charles M. Cawley, who founded MBNA Corporation in a supermarket basement, transformed the company into the world’s largest independent credit card issuer, and sold it two decades later to Bank of America for nearly $ 35 billion, died on Nov. 18 at his home in Camden, Me. He was 75. ...

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Drug Merger Reignites Tax Reform Discussion

WASHINGTON — For almost four years, Congress and the White House have done little to make their long-promised overhaul of the corporate tax code a reality. Now the blockbuster pharmaceutical merger of Pfizer and Allergan has put new pressure on all sides to act. Pfizer’s takeover of Ireland-based Allergan — ...

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Vietnam's FPT eyes US to increase global presence: report

Vietnamese top IT company FPT has identified the US as an important market to expand its overseas presence, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report. FPT hopes to have some mergers and acquisitions worth US$ 50-100 million in the US, where its revenue growth is about 45 percent this year, ...

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Vietnam's dong falls a sixth week as Fed rate hike draws near

Vietnam’s dong fell for a sixth week, the longest run of declines since April, after the U.S. signaled it’s close to raising interest rates just as sentiment toward the currency deteriorates amid widening deficits. The fiscal shortfall in the Southeast Asian economy has exceeded the government’s full-year target, while the ...

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