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Keepers of the flame: Native American communities seeking to protect their cultural legacy

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BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-09-24

Blackberry agrees to possible sale

Smartphone maker Blackberry has received a $4.7 billion offer from a consortium of Canadian investment companies to take it private. The company was once the smartphone of choice for most business people, but it’s lost out to Apple and Samsung. We also look at the row over the opening hours of the Sephora perfume store on the Champs-Elysées. Workers who want to work late into the evening have been overruled by their union.

By Matthew WARREN

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2017-11-23 retail

US retailers gear up for post-Thanksgiving splurge

Retailers in the United States and elsewhere are gearing up for the post-Thanksgiving spending spree, which has become an increasingly important event for the sector. E-commerce...

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2017-11-21 telecommunication

US government sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

The US Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit to stop the merger of telecoms giant AT&T with broadcaster Time Warner. The companies have pledged to fight the case, saying the...

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2017-11-20 UK

Hammond teases UK budget with homebuilding, driverless cars

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond is about to unveil a new budget and says the UK will have a fresh proposal for its Brexit "divorce bill" ahead of an EU Council meeting in...

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2017-11-17 Donald Trump

US House of Representatives passes tax reform bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would slash taxes by more than 1.4 trillion dollars over the next decade. The Senate is expected to vote on its version of...

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2017-11-16 telecommunication

Media giant Altice to hold off on acquisitions amid debt woes

In this business update we look at debt-ridden media and telecoms group Altice, led by French billionaire Patrick Drahi (pictured). It's been forced to hold off on further...

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