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UPDATE 2-Ghana sets 2016-17 season farmgate cocoa price at $1,914 per tonne

TEPA, Ghana, Oct 1 Ghana will pay cocoa farmers 7,600 cedis ($1,914) per tonne of beans during the 2016-17 season, nearly 12 percent more than last crop year, deputy finance minister Cassiel Ato Forson said on Saturday as he announced the start of the new season.

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U.S. adds first bees to endangered species list

Sept 30 Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii but now facing extinction on Friday became the first bees to be added to the federal list of endangered and threatened species, according to U.S. wildlife managers.

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UPDATE 1-Death of Italy's supermarket king plunges Esselunga into uncertainty

* Caprotti was in talks with private equity funds over possible sale

30 Sep 2016

Founder of Italy's Esselunga supermarket chain dies - sources

MILAN, Sept 30 The owner of Italian supermarket chain Esselunga, Bernardo Caprotti, has died at the age of 90, two sources close to the family said on Friday.

30 Sep 2016

Italy's ageing supermarket king looks to secure his legacy

* Caprotti in talks with private equity funds over possible sale

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