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Amazon Deal for Whole Foods Starts a Supermarket War

Shares of Walmart, Target, Kroger and Costco, the largest grocery retailers, all tumbled on Friday. And no wonder. Grocery stores have spent the last several years fighting against online and overseas entrants. But now, with its $ 13.4 billion purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon has effectively started a supermarket war. ...

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Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars

SAN FRANCISCO — As the race to bring self-driving vehicles to the public intensifies, two of Silicon Valley’s most prominent players are teaming up. Waymo, the self-driving car unit that operates under Google’s parent company, has signed a deal with the ride-hailing start-up Lyft, according to two people familiar with ...

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Judge Blocks Aetna’s $37 Billion Deal for Humana

By REED ABELSON and LESLIE PICKER January 23, 2017 A federal judge ruled on Monday that a $ 37 billion merger between the health insurance giants Aetna and Humana should not be allowed to go through on antitrust grounds, siding with the Justice Department, which had been seeking to block the deal. The deal ...

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Colombia to sign historic peace deal … again

Colombia’s government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum. Video provided by AFP Newslook People celebrate a new peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the ...

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What Sonic Black Holes Say About the Real Deal

In a 1972 lecture at the University of Oxford, a young physicist named William Unruh asked the audience to imagine a fish screaming as it plunges over a waterfall. The water falls so fast in this fictitious cascade that it exceeds the speed of sound at a certain point along ...

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Could Trump trash the Iran deal? Yes, but it's complicated

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York.(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) President-elect Donald Trump has mocked and decried the nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated with Iran ever since he started running for president. In September ...

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A Chilly Reaction to AT&T-Time Warner Deal

The $ 85 billion AT&T deal for Time Warner won’t win regulatory approval. We will continue our current course even if it does. Will a line of major media consolidation dominoes — involving titans like Disney, Fox and Comcast — begin to fall? Not likely. Such was the chilly reaction ...

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