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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power

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Business In the largest ever publicly disclosed security breach, Yahoo has admitted that user information from 500 million accounts, including names, emails and unencrypted security questions, has been stolen

Hackers steal data from 500 million Yahoo users

In the largest ever publicly disclosed security breach, Yahoo has admitted that user information from 500 million accounts, including names, emails and unencrypted security questions, has been stolen

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Business Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan launch Chan Zuckerberg Science to “cure, prevent or manage all disease”

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3bn to fight diseases

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan launch Chan Zuckerberg Science to “cure, prevent or manage all disease”

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Business Chinese steel giant Baosteel looks set to take over smaller rival Wuhan, as China seeks to overhaul its struggling steel industry

Chinese merger set to create world’s second-largest steelmaker

Chinese steel giant Baosteel looks set to take over smaller rival Wuhan, as China seeks to overhaul its struggling steel industry

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Business The multibillion dollar merger between the agribusiness giants is set to create the world’s biggest seeds and pesticides company

Bayer completes record-breaking $66bn takeover of Monsanto

The multibillion dollar merger between the agribusiness giants is set to create the world’s biggest seeds and pesticides company

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Business Japan's biggest pharmaceutical company sets its sights on foreign takeovers as it looks to bolster its position in the global drugs market

Japan’s Takeda sets aside $15bn for US pharmaceutical acquisitions

Japan’s biggest pharmaceutical company sets its sights on foreign takeovers as it looks to bolster its position in the global drugs market

Business Luxury car brand Audi seeks to dominate China’s premium car market through collaboration with top software specialists

Audi joins forces with Chinese tech giants

Luxury car brand Audi seeks to dominate China’s premium car market through collaboration with top software specialists

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Business In a deal worth $8.8bn, Hewlett-Packard has sold its enterprise software division as the company continues to downsize

Hewlett-Packard sells software division to Micro Focus

In a deal worth $8.8bn, Hewlett-Packard has sold its enterprise software division as the company continues to downsize

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Business US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer continues to feed its hunger for acquisitions by agreeing to acquire cancer drug producer Medivation for $14bn

Pfizer acquires cancer drug producer

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer continues to feed its hunger for acquisitions by agreeing to acquire cancer drug producer Medivation for $14bn

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Business China finalises its most expensive foreign takeover yet, after US watchdog approves multibillion-dollar deal with Swiss agribusiness Syngenta

ChemChina acquires Syngenta in $42bn deal

China finalises its most expensive foreign takeover yet, after US watchdog approves multibillion-dollar deal with Swiss agribusiness Syngenta

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Business Tesla is set to complete its takeover of SolarCity, with the firm's founders taking significant pay cuts to make up for job losses and salary reductions throughout the company

SolarCity restructures to prepare for Tesla takeover

Tesla is set to complete its takeover of SolarCity, with the firm’s founders taking significant pay cuts to make up for job losses and salary reductions throughout the company

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Business After seven years at the helm of Alphabet’s venture capital business, Bill Maris is leaving Google Ventures on Friday

Bill Maris, CEO and founder of Google Ventures, quits Alphabet

After seven years at the helm of Alphabet’s venture capital business, Bill Maris is leaving Google Ventures on Friday

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Business Disney is looking to counteract a slowdown in subscriber growth at ESPN with a sharper focus on streaming services

Disney invests $1bn in video streaming group

Disney is looking to counteract a slowdown in subscriber growth at ESPN with a sharper focus on streaming services

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