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  • NEW YORK— The owner of Stop& Shop and Giant and the parent company of Food Lion completed their $29 billion combination after receiving regulatory clearance by the Federal Trade Commission. The Dutch retailer Royal Ahold NV owns Stop& Shop. Its rival, Belgium's Delhaize Group, is the parent company of Food Lion.

  • TORONTO, July 23- Canada's economy should rebound "over the course of the year" from the impact of a wildfire in its energy heartland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Saturday on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Chengdu, China. The fire in the province of Alberta is estimated to have cut daily oil production by more than 1 million barrels and the Bank of Canada...

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion. The Virginia senator is regarded as a careful, earnest politician who has navigated the...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defences against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defenses against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defenses against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defences against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • TORONTO, July 23- Canada seeks a "strong trade agreement" with a Britain that has voted to leave the European Union, the country's Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Saturday on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Chengdu, China.

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Britain faced calls on Saturday from some European and Asian countries to move more quickly towards leaving the European Union, but the United States said the process was too sensitive to be rushed. Ministers from France and Italy said they wanted more clarity now on how quickly Britain would start the process of ending its 43- year...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Turkey wanted the final communique of the world's financial leaders meeting in China this weekend to include an endorsement of the current government after the failed coup attempt last week, but did not succeed, G20 officials said. The Turkish government, which introduced a state of emergency on Wednesday after the failed coup and is...

  • Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands. Alex Hobson, a spokeswoman for a Solar Energy industry group in Washington, D.C., declined to comment on the Long Island proposal,...

  • *Member nations eager for Britain to clarify process for Brexit. CHENGDU, China, July 23- The world's leading economies will do more to lift global growth and share the benefits more broadly, top policymakers said on Saturday as they sought to deal with fallout from Britain's Brexit vote and counter dissatisfaction with globalisation. Finance ministers and...

  • *Member nations eager for Britain to clarify process for Brexit. CHENGDU, China, July 23- The world's leading economies will do more to lift global growth and share the benefits more broadly, top policymakers said on Saturday as they sought to deal with fallout from Britain's Brexit vote and counter dissatisfaction with globalization. Finance ministers and...

  • While the agenda of the meetings is extensive, the focus behind the scenes is expected to be on the July 12 decision by a Hague- based tribunal in a dispute between China and the Philippines. The Permanent Court of Arbitration found that China had no basis for the expansive claims it has made on territorial waters around the Philippines. China has similar claims...

  • ISTANBUL— In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security. This is happening in real time in Turkey. " Erdogan told France 24 on Saturday that Turkey has no choice but to impose stringent...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Turkey wanted the final communique of the world's financial leaders meeting in China this weekend to include an endorsement of the current government after the failed coup attempt last week, but did not succeed, G20 officials said. The Turkish government, which introduced a state of emergency on Wednesday after the failed coup and is...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Turkey wanted the final communique of the world's financial leaders meeting in China this weekend to include an endorsement of the current government after the failed coup attempt last week, but did not succeed, G20 officials said. The Turkish government, which introduced a state of emergency on Wednesday after the failed coup and is...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Turkey wanted the final communique of the world's financial leaders meeting in China this weekend to include an endorsement of the current government after the failed coup attempt last week, but did not succeed, G20 officials said. The Turkish government, which introduced a state of emergency on Wednesday after the failed coup and is...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Turkey wanted the final communique of the world's financial leaders meeting in China this weekend to include an endorsement of the current government after the failed coup attempt last week, but did not succeed, G20 officials said. The Turkish government, which introduced a state of emergency on Wednesday after the failed coup and is...

  • In a draft statement obtained by Reuters, the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in China's southwestern city of Chengdu said that excess capacity problems, "exacerbated by a weak global economic recovery and depressed market demand, have caused a negative impact on trade and workers." Officials from the United States and other...