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Is Reckitt’s Deal Machine Still Up to Snuff?

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Qualcomm Raises Bid for NXP to $44 Billion

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Bancor Bounce Back? ICO Is Winning Adoption

Despite early skepticism on its tech amid a record-setting ICO, millions of dollars is now being traded each week by blockchain project Bancor.When Bancor held its initial coin offering (ICO), it raised a lot of money and a lot of questions.

The Big Shift Driving Tech Profits​

Software was the first tech sector that shifted from selling its product outright to offering it as a service.They have rewarded the tech companies who made this transition with substantially higher market values and—in many cases—higher multiples.

Latvia starts criminal probe of its central bank chief

HELSINKI (AP) -- Latvia's anti-corruption agency says it suspects the nation's central bank chief of demanding and receiving bribes of at least 100,000 euros ($125,000) and has started a criminal investigation against him.The agency said Monday that no formal charges have so far been filed against Ilmars Rimsevics, who is also on the top policymaking council of the European Central Bank.

Frontier Airlines Keeps Flying Its Own Route

This strategy is allowing Frontier to grow rapidly without engaging in too many head-to-head battles with larger rival Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE).A Frontier Airlines plane landing on a runwayFrontier Airlines has announced dozens of new routes this month.

Qualcomm Raises Bid for NXP to $44 Billion

Dow Jones, a News Corp companyNews Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services

































Move could also help chip giant as it seeks to fend off takeover interest from Broadcom




















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Chip giant Qualcomm Inc.

In Hospitals, Pneumonia Is a Lethal Enemy

At a time when the public is concerned with drug-resistant superbugs, researchers have identified another danger of going to the hospital: contracting pneumonia.Hospital-acquired pneumonia is more pervasive and urgent than most people realize, a new study warns, and hospitals in America aren’t adequately addressing prevention.

How an Amputee Excels on the Slopes

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Pam Eberly lost her right leg below the knee at age 18.Now, at 67, she rides any chance she gets near her Colorado home.

Nearly 100 Killed in Bombardment of Hard-Hit Suburb of Syrian Capital

BEIRUT—Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes intensified attacks on a suburb of the capital, killing nearly 100 people including women and children on Monday, according to several activist and medical groups, amid a campaign to retake remaining rebel-held areas.The airstrikes hit five hospitals, putting them out of service and further incapacitating local doctors trying to treat the scores of wounded, said the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a France-based charity that supports local medical care.

Germany’s Oldest Party Drops Below Right-Wing Upstart in Poll

BERLIN—Germany’s main center-left party, the Social Democrats, saw its rating fall below that of the right-wing Alternative for Germany for the first time in an opinion poll published Monday, piling fresh ignominy on the country’s disintegrating center-left.The news came on the day German Chancellor Angela Merkel appointed a new secretary general at her Christian Democratic Union, the country’s other big mainstream party, in a move widely interpreted as a first step toward engineering her succession and silencing ever louder.

Don't Let Your Social Security Benefits Be Less Than You Expected

You can get a sense of how much to expect from Social Security via the Social Security Administration's online Retirement Estimator tool, and you can get an even clearer idea of your expected benefits by setting up a my Social Security account with the SSA.You may start collecting Social Security earlier than you planned toThe Nationwide Retirement Institute also found that future retirees expected to start collecting Social Security benefits around the age of 65, on average.

Here's How to Retire Early

But here's the thing: You don't need to be exceptional or overwhelmingly fortunate to wind up in a position where you're able to retire early.It's a concept that's perfectly simple, yet many folks don't realize the importance of giving their money time to grow.

Albertsons to buy Rite Aid in cash-and-stock deal

View photosFILE PHOTO: A Rite Aid logo is seen outside one of their stores in New York, April 11, 2013.grocery chain operator Albertsons Companies Inc said on Tuesday it would buy drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp <RAD.

BHP Is Still Caught Between a Rock and an Oil Well

) Net debt fell by nearly a quarter, and the company declared an interim dividend of 55 cents a share, up by nearly half from last year.Results from BHP’s copper division were particularly strong: Operating profit more than doubled, and volumes were up 17%.

3 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Run Out of Money in Retirement

Here are three simple ways to make sure you don't outspend your nest egg.Understand safe withdrawal ratesAs the name suggests, a safe withdrawal rate is the rate at which you can draw down your retirement accounts with minimal risk of going bankrupt.

Enzo Ferrari would have turned 120 yesterday

Former race driver-turned company founder Enzo Ferrari was born 120 years ago Sunday, and the Italian sports car maker is celebrating the anniversary with a photography exhibit of his life at the Enzo Ferrari Museum, on the site of his birthplace in Modena.The exhibit includes images of il Commendatore during various stages of his life, from childhood to his career as an Alfa Romeo race driver, then a manager and manufacturer.