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AMC Deal for Carmike Would Create Biggest U.S. Theater Chain

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and MICHAEL CIEPLY March 3, 2016 In a significant consolidation of movie theater holdings, AMC Entertainment will acquire Carmike Cinemas for about $ 737 million in cash, forming the country’s largest chain with more than 600 theaters, the companies said on Thursday. Under the terms of the deal, AMC will pay ...

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Interest rate race has Vietnamese businesses on edge

In anticipation of the central bank’s possible move to further limit the use of short-term deposits for loans, banks in Vietnam have rushed to attract savings with higher interest rates, starting a competitive race that might soon hurt many borrowers.  Latest figures from the central bank’s office in Ho Chi ...

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Apple Wins Ruling in New York iPhone Hacking Order

A federal magistrate judge on Monday denied the United States government’s request that Apple extract data from an iPhone in a drug case in New York, giving the company’s pro-privacy stance a boost as it battles law enforcement officials over opening up the device in other cases. The ruling, from ...

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Sun Group eyes another domestic airport: report

Real estate conglomerate Sun Group has sought the Ministry of Transport’s permission to build an airport in the northern highlands province of Lao Cai, home to the famous Sa Pa town, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Thursday. If approved, it would be the second airport Sun develops after one near Ha ...

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Plan to Expand a Pipeline at Indian Point Raises Concern

BUCHANAN, N.Y. — Every so often, catastrophes prompt fresh worries about the Indian Point nuclear power plant, whose twin domes loom over the Hudson River about 45 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. In 2001, the terror attacks on Sept. 11 spurred calls to shut down the two reactors here, amid ...

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