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UPDATE 3-Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics in chicken

LOS ANGELES, June 22 The parent of Burger King and Tim Hortons on Thursday vowed to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

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Critics say Whole Foods deal would give Amazon an unfair advantage

WASHINGTON, June 21 While antitrust experts expect Amazon.com Inc's bid for Whole Foods Market Inc to win regulatory approval, some critics argue the deal should be blocked because it gives the online retailer a nearly unstoppable head start toward domination of online grocery delivery.

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Investors doubt Kroton can win approval for Estácio takeover -report

SAO PAULO, June 22 Investors are skeptical that a merger of Kroton Educacional SA and Estácio Participações SA to form the world's No. 1 for-profit education company will win Brazil's approval, Morgan Stanley said on Thursday.

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Unilever shows innovation still intact with "once-in-a-decade" laundry soap

PORT SUNLIGHT, England, June 22 Nearly three months after Unilever CEO Paul Polman promised shareholders greater returns coupled with investments to drive growth, the launch of what it calls the biggest laundry breakthrough in a decade will be a key test of whether it can put its money where its mouth is.

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Brazil's coffee, cane, corn harvests to speed up with dry weather

SAO PAULO, June 22 Forecasts of dry weather in Brazil for at least the coming week are expected to allow farmers to speed up their harvesting of coffee, cane, winter corn and other crops after a slow start due to seasonally unusual rains in the nation's center-south region.

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