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Business Stronger U.S. economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties Stronger U.S. economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties
Across Latin America, companies increasingly are looking north for business. The prospect of tighter commercial ties across the Americas has handed the United States a chance to reclaim some of the regional economic and political clout it lost to a surging China.
Business Shell's $70 billion takeover could herald wave of mergers Shell's $70 billion takeover could herald wave of mergers
Oil and gas company Shell has agreed to buy British rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69.7 billion) in cash and stock, in a deal that may signal a new wave of mega-mergers as the energy industry tries to adapt to lower prices.
Business Aetna aims for LGBT community with targeted marketing test Aetna aims for LGBT community with targeted marketing test
Aetna is urging gay customers to "be proud" - and consider buying its coverage - as part of a new, narrow focus to selling health insurance in a business where the individual's buying decision matters more than it used to.