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Sanofi's M&A misses frustrate some investors in drugmaker

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PARIS/DAVOS, Switzerland For the last year, Sanofi's chief executive has made clear his quest for deals to help revive the fortunes of France's biggest drugmaker.

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Special Report - VIP treatment: Special health clinic planned for Putin's elite officials 19 Jan 2017

MOSCOW At a televised debate about Russia's healthcare system last year, a young doctor asked President Vladimir Putin why so many senior officials sought medical treatment abroad - and if the president was one of them. Putin replied he was not.

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After Iran's nuclear pact, state firms win most foreign deals 19 Jan 2017

By Yeganeh Torbati, Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Babak Dehghanpisheh

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Struggling hedge funds still expense bonuses, bar tabs 19 Jan 2017

NEW YORK Investors are starting to sour on the idea of reimbursing hedge funds for multi-million dollar trader bonuses, lavish marketing dinners and trophy office space.

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Special Report - Across the U.S., police contracts shield officers from scrutiny 13 Jan 2017

San Antonio, Texas In late 2013, a San Antonio police officer stood accused of handcuffing a woman in the rear of his police car and then raping her. The same officer had remained on the force despite prior sexual misconduct complaints and other brushes with the law.

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In fight between casino moguls, a spotlight on the FBI 11 Jan 2017

In April 2015, a sworn statement submitted in a Nevada lawsuit between rival casino moguls Steve Wynn and Japan's Kazuo Okada contained an unusual assertion. Its author said Wynn's head of security had asked to meet him in Japan and then persuaded him to travel to the United States to talk to federal agents pursuing a different matter: a criminal bribery probe into Okada.

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Bundles of debt - how lenders sidestep Canada’s mortgage rules 11 Jan 2017

TORONTO Canada's subprime mortgage providers are increasingly teaming up with unregulated rivals to sidestep rules designed to clamp down on risky lending.

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Nutella maker fights back on palm oil after cancer risk study 11 Jan 2017

ALBA, Italy The $44 billion palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella. | Video

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U.S. companies have new business risk - being labelled 'anti-American' by Trump 10 Jan 2017

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Some U.S. companies are reviewing potential mergers while others are rethinking job cuts or looking at their manufacturing operations in China for fear of being cast as "anti-American" by President-elect Donald Trump, according to Wall Street bankers, company executives and crisis management consultants.

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How ties to an 'equestrian princess' landed Samsung at centre of a scandal 30 Dec 2016

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co's sponsorship of the equestrian-athlete daughter of a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye has helped to land South Korea's top company in the centre of the country's influence-peddling scandal.

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Women's anti-Trump march clogs Washington streets

WASHINGTON Hundreds of thousands of women, many wearing bright pink hats, marched in Washington on Saturday in a mass show of opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda the day after the Republican businessman-turned-politician took office. | Video