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20 Corporate Mega-Mergers of 2019

Most mergers and acquisitions are driven by the desire to cut costs or to create a larger footprint in an existing sector. Most large M&A deals this year fit ...
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These Companies Made 2019 a Huge Year for IPOs

2019 was an extraordinary year for initial public offerings. Several of the world’s largest unicorns (private startups worth over $1 billion) went public, but often with poor results.  WeWork, ...
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This Is How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu, According to Doctors

The influenza season officially runs from October to as late as May each year. Activity peaks around the end of the year and into January, which means that the U.S. ...
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Will Be Top Box Office Movie of 2019

With two weeks to go in 2019 and several movies that are expected to be blockbusters still to be released before January 1, the domestic box office winner is already ...
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Experts Expect GDP Growth to Drop to 1.8% Next Year

The forecasts of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) are among the most closely followed among businesses and the press. The organization's new forecast puts gross domestic product ...
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This Is How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu, According to Doctors

The influenza season officially runs from October to as late as May each year. Activity peaks around the end of the year and into January. Doctors and public health care ...
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It Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend in Most of US -- Here Is How to Treat Heat Illness

It Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend in Most of US — Here Is How to Treat Heat Illness

This weekend will be a real scorcher in two-thirds of the United States. Temperatures will exceed upper 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will feel like over 100. Some cities on ...
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Another Big Retailer Threatens Bankruptcy

In a period during when besieged retailers continue to shutter hundreds of stores, and in some cases file for bankruptcy, a major chain has told the landlords of its locations ...
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Best New Car Brands of 2019

One of the most carefully followed new car brand rating reports -- the J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Survey -- was released today. The survey influences new car buyers as ...
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Domestic Flights Expected to Boom Over the Next 20 Years, but Mostly in One Country

In most developed nations, airports are stacked with airplanes that carry hundreds of millions of people each year. Growth in air travel will drive a need for new planes. ...
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Rising Temperatures Could Kill 17% of Sea Life by Century’s End

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that global warming could trigger the death of 17% of sea life by the end of ...
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This Baseball Team Draws Practically No Fans to Their Games

Baseball is a 162 game sprint, every season between April and September. At the end of the sprint is the World Series. Over that period MLB teams make money several ...
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Will Gap Close All Its Stores?

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has disappointed investors again, and they have paid the price. Revenue for its most recent quarter was down 2% to $3.7 billion. That does not tell ...
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One of Asia’s Smallest Countries Now Has a More Competitive Economy Than the US

Singapore, the small island city-state, has taken the crown of the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual, widely followed, study. The United States dropped to third ...
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Mount Everest Is Not the Tallest Peak in the World, This Volcano Is

The peak of Mount Everest, where 11 people have died in the last week, is 29,035 feet above sea level. That makes it, according to almost every measure, the world's ...
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