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Catalyst seeks financing to top Hudson’s Bay deal-sources

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(Reuters) – Private equity firm Catalyst Capital Group Inc is seeking financing for a bid for Saks Fifth Avenue owner Hudson’s Bay Co that would top a C$1.9 billion ($1.4 billion) deal the retailer reached last month to sell itself to a consortium led by the department store operator’s executive chairman, Richard Baker, according to Read More

Mary Anne Marsh: Fifth Democratic debate’s big winners and surprising losers

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After a day of impeachment hearings with some devastating developments for President Trump, the fifth Democratic debate opened Wednesday night in Atlanta with everyone seeming a bit more nervous than usual, but then quickly settled into candidates delivering their respective campaign messages. While many expected the debate to focus attacks on the front runners – Read More

Google changes election ads policy to limit targeting

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FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is displayed outside the company offices in New York, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on Read More

‘Military mutiny key factor in Bolivia’s coup & main reason Venezuela’s Guaido can’t oust Maduro’

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The ouster of Bolivian President Evo Morales was only possible with the support of the country’s military, and Venezuela’s opposition is unlikely to effect its own putsch plot while the army has Caracas’s back, an analyst told RT. After another lackluster attempt to launch mass demonstrations to depose Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday, opposition Read More

Ken Starr says he’s ‘stunned’ by Sondland omission of Trump claim he wanted no ‘quid pro quo’

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Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr said on Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland had made a “shocking omission” from his testimony by omitting the fact thatPresident Trump told him: “I want nothing, I want no quid pro quo.” “I’m stunned that that comment would have not have come out in the opening Read More

Diamondback Energy Prices Offering of Senior Notes

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MIDLAND, Texas, Nov. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) (“Diamondback”) announced today that it has priced an offering of $1.0 billion of 2.875% senior notes that will mature on December 1, 2024 (“the 2024 notes”), $800 million of 3.250% senior notes that will mature on December 1, 2026 (“the 2026 notes”) and Read More

Charity to pay $4 million to resolve U.S. pharma kickback probe

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BOSTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – A Florida-based charity will pay $4 million to resolve claims that it acted as a conduit for companies including Biogen Inc and Novartis AG to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced multiple sclerosis drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. The settlement with the patient assistance charity Read More

Tokyo hotel finds creepy use for underbooked room

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How much is privacy worth? A hotel in Tokyo is offering a room for about a dollar a night, but there’s a catch. Guests staying in the room have to agree to be live-streamed on the hotel’s YouTube Channel during their stay. Guests can stay for just under a dollar at the Asahi Ryokan (nicknamed Read More

Alliance life after ‘brain death’: NATO focuses on outer space, compares army spending with Russia

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Though most members can barely afford to cough up their required military spending, and with European leaders questioning the venerable alliance, why is NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talking about expanding into space? Jens Stoltenberg is an unlikely Darth Vader. Beginning his political career with left-wing protests against the Vietnam war, Stoltenberg would go on Read More

‘P*** poor journalism’: BBC political editor blasted for playing down Tories’ fake fact check fiasco

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The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg has been torn asunder online, after calling for calm amid a wave of indignation over the Conservative Party posing as a fact checking organization on Twitter during an election debate. The Tories were called out for attempting to pull the wool over voter’s eyes by rebranding as ‘fact check Read More