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Reinsurer PartnerRe Ltd. agreed Monday to be acquired by Italian investment firm Exor S.p.A in an all-cash deal of $140.50 per share, including a special pre-closing dividend of $3.00 per share, for a total transaction value of about $6.9 billion. The deal, which has the unanimous approval of the the Boards of Directors of both PartnerRe and Exor, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016

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The U.K. manufacturing sector growth improved in July but new order growth eased to a 10-month low, casting concerns over the sustainability of future momentum. The Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.9 in July from a 26-month low of 51.4 in June, data from Markit revealed Monday. It was forecast to rise marginally to 51.5.

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A day before a Friday deadline, the Senate voted Thursday to approve bills providing both short-term and long-term highway funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the three-month extension will give the House time to develop its own long-term bill.

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With traders seemingly reluctant to make any significant moves, stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Monday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by just 11 points.

donaldtrump-073015.jpg Critics claim Donald Trump is not a serious candidate for president, but the results of a new Quinnipiac University Poll are the latest to show the real estate mogul leading in the race for the Republican nomination.
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img2-073015.jpg A day before a Friday deadline, the Senate voted Thursday to approve bills providing both short-term and long-term highway funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the three-month extension will give the House time to develop its own long-term bill.
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chinapmi-080315.jpgThe downturn in China's manufacturing sector intensified as renewed declines in orders and production took the latest level of operation to the weakest since July 2013. The Caixin Purchasing Managers' Index dropped to a 2-year low of 47.8 in July from 49.4 in June and the score was below the neutral 50.0 mark for the fifth successive month, results from Markit revealed Monday.
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A panel of medical experts suggest that adults should be screened for depression by their primary care physician. The proposal will be open for public comment until August 24. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend that adults be screened in doctors' offices if staff-assisted depression care is available.
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The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a narrowly mixed opening on Monday, with sentiment suggesting nervousness, as the markets await readings on consumer spending and manufacturing. The commodity rout continues, with the dollar firmer. Global manufacturing data has been mixed.
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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s pivotal phase III clinical trial of its oral drug candidate Telotristat etiprate in cancer patients with Carcinoid syndrome has met the primary endpoint. The study, dubbed TELESTAR, demonstrated that patients who added Telotristat etiprate to Somatostatin analog depot injection, the standard of care, at 250 mg and 500 mg doses experienced a statistically significant
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) on Friday has recalled about 1.4 million vehicles equipped with certain radios to update software after researchers were able to remotely hack into a Jeep. The company is already distributing software that insulates connected vehicles from remote manipulation, which,...
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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s pivotal phase III clinical trial of its oral drug candidate Telotristat etiprate in cancer patients with Carcinoid syndrome has met the primary endpoint. The study, dubbed TELESTAR, demonstrated that patients who added Telotristat etiprate to Somatostatin analog depot injection, the standard of care, at 250 mg and 500 mg doses experienced a statistically significant More
While the 21 July election in Burundi that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term was relatively peaceful and conducted adequately, the overall environment was 'not conducive' for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process,...
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Windows10-073115.jpg Rival web browsers are unhappy that the long-awaited Windows 10 upgrade automatically sets Microsoft Edge as the default browser. While behemoth Google can likely roll with the punches, smaller rival Mozilla is blasting Microsoft for making it difficult on Firefox users.
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