Why Bayer's Big Monsanto Bid Has Fallen Flat

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Bayer has taken its interest in buying Monsanto public with a $62 billion bid. That raises as many questions for the German pharmaceutical and crop sciences company as it answers.

U.S. Takeover Targets Wrest Fees, Guarantees From Chinese Suitors

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Many American companies are wary of Chinese acquirers, with some demanding that they put money in escrow accounts or provide letters of credit to guarantee deal financing or payment of breakup fees.

A Rare Look Inside China's Central Bank Shows Slackening Resolve to Revamp Yuan

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Minutes of closed-door meetings show how leaders lost interest in making the yuan’s value more market-based, ditching changes announced in August.

Facebook to Revamp 'Topics' to Reduce Bias Risk

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Facebook told a U.S. senator that an internal investigation had found “no evidence of systematic political bias” against conservatives in its trending topics tool, but that it will revamp how the feature works to minimize the potential effects of individual biases.

E-Sports Draw Mainstream Advertisers

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Videogaming’s rapid shift from a living-room hobby to a spectator sport is luring mainstream advertisers and intensifying competition between big game publishers and nimble upstarts.

Why Tencent Wants a Global Gaming Clash of Clans

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Tencent’s quest for Finnish game maker Supercell won’t come cheap.

Tribune's Deal Rejection: Bad News in Business Section

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Tribune’s latest move shows its board’s top priority is to block a Gannett deal, not engage with its would-be acquirer.

Germany's Bayer Offers $62 Billion in Cash for Monsanto

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German pharmaceutical and chemicals giant Bayer said it made an all-cash offer to acquire Monsanto for $62 billion, valuing the U.S. company at a substantial premium in a deal that would create the world’s largest agrochemicals company.

Telecoms Work on Response to Messaging Apps

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Traditional texting is on the decline as consumers switch to messaging apps for texting and sharing of photos and videos. The global telecom industry is scrambling to come up with products and strategies to compete with popular apps such as Facebook’s WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage.

Barington Capital to Start a Proxy Fight at Retailer Chico's

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Chico’s faces the prospect of a proxy fight at its upcoming annual meeting, according to people familiar with the situation.

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