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Latest update : 2014-06-16

Siemens & Mitsubishi prepare to enter Alstom bidding war

Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are expected to present their formal offer to buy part of the French engineering firm Alstom later. The bid apparently includes a proposition that the French state takes a stake in the company. Their offer will attempt to rival General Electric’s, which was made last month. Also today: a caffeinated college degree – how Starbucks plans to help its employees in the US go to university.

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