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Bayer says glyphosate settlement talks delayed by coronavirus-Handelsblatt

Talks between Bayer AG and plaintiff lawyers to settle claims that the German company's glyphosate-based weedkillers cause cancer have been slowed by the coronavirus pandemic, Bayer's Chief Executive told daily Handelsblatt.



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Europe races to rescue its tech industry as start-ups fight for survival

European countries are racing to save their tech start-ups as the region faces an impending economic downturn because of the coronavirus crisis.

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WeWork troubles deepen as SoftBank pulls $3 billion tender offer

SoftBank Group Corp said it has terminated a $3 billion tender offer for additional WeWork shares agreed last year with shareholders, drawing threats of legal action and plunging the floundering office space company further into crisis.



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Exclusive: Germany in talks to inject billions into Lufthansa - sources

Germany is in talks to provide Lufthansa with billions of euros in state aid and could take a stake in the airline, which has grounded more than 90% of its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic, people close to the matter said.



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Macy's is the first of what could be a retail and energy purge from the S&P 500

Macy's won't be the last company kicked out of the S&P 500. Judged solely by market capitalization, many companies in the index appear in danger of being kicked out.

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Southwest Airlines to apply for aid with U.S. Treasury after demand craters

Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it intends to file an application with the U.S. Treasury department for aid related to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.



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Dollar maintains gains after weeks of rallying

The dollar firmed on Thursday but paused its strong rally of recent weeks after the Federal Reserve helped U.S. currency liquidity in financial markets by making it easier for other central banks to access the greenback.



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In blow to Airbnb, EU court adviser says solving housing shortage is priority

European cities cracking down on short-term rentals of private homes like those on Airbnb got a boost on Thursday after an adviser to Europe's top court said they have the right to vet such rentals to tackle the shortage of long-term housing.



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World stocks drift as wary investors expect grim U.S. jobs data

World stocks were pinned down on Thursday by the rising death toll from the new coronavirus and deepening economic pain, with another record week of jobless claims expected in the United States.



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Automakers can face dieselgate suits where cars bought: EU court adviser

EU consumers should be able to sue carmakers in their national courts if they have bought cars with emission cheat devices installed, an adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union said on Thursday.



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Futures rise after selloff, weekly jobless number awaited

U.S. stock index futures climbed on Thursday, a day after Wall Street recorded its steepest fall in two weeks on intensifying coronavirus fears, with investors on edge ahead of another expected jump in weekly jobless claims.



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H&M in talks with tens of thousands of staff to cut working hours due to pandemic

Sweden's H&M said on Thursday it was in talks with tens of thousands of its staff about shortening working hours with the firm among many retailers hit by the coronavirus pandemic and fewer customers in many markets.



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German carmakers had crisis call with Merkel: Handelsblatt

The bosses of Volkswagen , BMW and Daimler held a crisis call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday to discuss how to get production restarted, Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Thursday.



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British Airways in union talks to suspend around 32,000 staff: source

British Airways is in talks with its union about a plan to suspend around 32,000 staff, a person familiar with the situation said, marking one of the industry's most dramatic moves yet to survive the coronavirus pandemic.



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Pigs fly in as China replenishes world's biggest hog herd

Six planes carrying more than 4,000 high-quality French breeding pigs have arrived in China so far this year, the first of an expected dozens of plane-loads as the world's top pork producer rebuilds its decimated hog herd.



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