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Becton Dickinson to buy CareFusion for US$12bil in cash, stock

Medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson & Co has agreed to buy CareFusion Corp, a maker of infusion pumps and other medical devices, for US$12.2 billion in cash and stock, marking the latest multibillion-dollar healthcare sector deal.


China's Silk Road challenges US dominance in Asia

LONDON: "The Silk Road, no longer just a concept in history books, has evolved into a story of modern logistics and Sino-European cooperation," Yang Jiechi, China's top diplomat, told a conference this month.


S&P, Dow hit record as health, transport stocks rally (update)

NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 extended their run of record high closes for a fourth session on Monday, led by transportation and healthcare shares.


Dow, S&P 500 set 5th session of record highs in light volume

NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 eked out a fifth session of record closing highs on Tuesday, barely extending the market's recent rally in light volume as consumer discretionary shares gained.


China regulator says Qualcomm case to be settled soon

BEIJING: The Chinese government said it will soon settle its antitrust investigation of US mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.


Workers: the poor orphans of the US economic boom

WASHINGTON: It is one of the contradictions of the US economic boom: the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level in six years, but workers’ wages have remained almost flat.


LG Chem mulls building second US plant

SEOUL: South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second US factory, three people familiar with the matter said, accelerating a race to add capacity to meet growing global demand for green vehicles.