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Atos Makes $5 Billion Offer to Buy Gemalto

French IT services firm Atos is making an unsolicited bid to buy smart-card maker Gemalto—part of a wave of deals in the payment space as rivals join forces to cut costs.

EU Prepares to Discuss a Long-Delayed Trade Deal With Britain

Following a Brexit divorce accord, European leaders may finally authorize negotiations at a summit this week on the outlines of a future trade deal with Britain.

Monday, Dec 11

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Is There a Productivity Miracle Lurking in the Economy?

Economists are often baffled by the gyrations of the stock market, but at the moment shareholders and the economic profession simply disagree on one of the biggest assumptions forecasters have to make: productivity growth.

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EU Officials Warn of Risk to Global Trade

European Union officials said the U.S. is threatening to cripple global commerce by undermining the World Trade Organization, ahead of a gathering of officials from 164 countries on Sunday in Buenos Aires.

Theresa May's Brexit Triumph May Prove Short-Lived

The British prime minister struck a landmark deal to conclude the first phase of Brexit talks, but the question of how to avoid a hard Irish border may need to be further clarified before an agreement with the EU on a full divorce deal.

Sunday, Dec 10

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Three Arrested in Attack on Swedish Synagogue

Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Göteborg, the second anti-Jewish attack in the Nordic nation in two days.

Saturday, Dec 9

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U.K., EU Reach an Agreement on Brexit Divorce Terms

The U.K. and the European Union reached an agreement Friday on Brexit divorce terms after six months of tense talks, opening the way for negotiations to advance on a trade deal.

Friday, Dec 8

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Pound Unimpressed by Brexit Talks Progression

Britain and the European Union have moved closer to trade talks, but many analysts still don’t believe the pound and other U.K. assets will push past their Brexit slump.

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Brexit Breakthrough Leaves Thorniest Problems for Later

The U.K. is hailing a Brexit breakthrough. It is more a small step toward confronting even bigger political, financial and economic issues.

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U.K., European Union Move Closer on Divorce Terms

The U.K. and EU appeared close to a breakthrough on Brexit terms, with officials saying British leader Theresa May was expected back in Brussels Friday morning.

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Roche's Immunotherapy Drug Extended Patients' Lives

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Polish Prime Minister Resigns

Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo resigned on Thursday, with Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki nominated to replace her.

Thursday, Dec 7

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German Social Democrats Agree to Talks With Embattled Merkel

Germany moved a small step closer to a potential solution to its political crisis after the largest opposition party said it would enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives over forging a new government.

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Ireland Forces U.K. to Confront Brutal Brexit Trade-Offs

This week’s row over the Irish border marks a significant moment in the progress of Brexit: It is the first time since the referendum that the British political system has been forced to confront a genuine trade-off.

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VW Manager Sentenced to 7 Years in Emissions Fraud

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Feud Thwarts FBI-Backed Anticorruption Efforts in Ukraine

A feud among three Ukrainian law-enforcement agencies could undermine U.S.-backed efforts to fight corruption in a country on Europe’s eastern edge, Western officials say.

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Alibaba's Ma Tells U.S. Companies to Stop Whining About China

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Making Credit Suisse Swiss Again Drives Its Turnaround

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General Leaves Legacy of Rebuilt U.S. Army in Europe

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Wednesday, Dec 6

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The Great Tax-Windfall Surprise

The biggest winners of the Republican tax plan are corporations. How they actually spend their windfall could jolt the economy and surprise markets.

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Luxury Brands Win Right to Block Sale of Goods on Amazon in Europe

Luxury brands can restrict retailers from selling their products on web platforms like Amazon and eBay to protect their image, the European Union’s top court has ruled.

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In Wedding-Cake Case, Justices Weigh Clash Between Gay Rights and Religion

Supreme Court justices wrestled with competing visions of individual rights, vigorously debating a legal collision between a baker whose faith condemns same-sex marriage and a state law requiring him to sell wedding cakes without regard to…

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After Push on Taxes, Republicans Line Up a Welfare Revamp

As Republicans near the finish line on a long-sought tax overhaul, President Donald Trump has committed them to taking up a welfare-revamp fight next.

Tuesday, Dec 5

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Nestlé to Buy Atrium Innovations for $2.3 Billion

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Want That House? You'd Better Pay in Cash

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May's Brexit Path Complicated by Northern Irish Party

Prime Minister Theresa May sought to get Brexit talks back on track after a small Northern Irish party she relies on in Parliament blocked a deal to advance negotiations, illustrating how her weakened position is complicating Britain’s…

One Potential Winner from Tax Overhaul: Corporate Bonds

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U.S. and EU Ink Deal on Derivatives Trading

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European Union banks and other firms that trade derivatives can continue to use U.S. trading platforms once new EU rules come into effect next month, the European Commission said.

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Export Growth Stalled in October, Potentially Dragging Down GDP

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The U.S. trade deficit widened in October, reflecting a slowdown in exports and an increase in imports of oil and other foreign goods.

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The CVS-Aetna Gamble: A Health-Care Giant Not Built Around Doctors

CVS Health and Aetna say their combination will result in better care and convenience and lower costs. But the merged company will lack a strong foundation of the people with the most power to achieve those goals.