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Latest update : 2014-03-11

Chiquita-Fyffes merger to create new 'top banana'

There’s a new "top banana" in the fruit industry, as Chiquita buys Irish distributor Fyffes for $526 million. The new joint firm will control some 29% of global banana exports. Meanwhile, the World Bank announces $3 billion in financial aid for Ukraine. Plus, will a telecommunications merger drive up mobile phone prices in France? Finally, how lucrative is Colorado’s recreational marijuana business?

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