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Societe Generale Says to Shut 600 Branches in France

French bank Societe Generale said Monday it planned to close 600 branches in France in the next five years as it consolidates its network around the country.

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Asian Markets Mostly Down as Traders Prepare for Big Week

Asian markets mostly fell Monday following last week's rally as investors prepare for a big week that could see the vaccine rollout begin in earnest and US lawmakers agree a new stimulus, while post-Brexit trade talks remain on a knife-edge.

But while the general consensus is for a strong recovery in 2021 as billions are inoculated, the surge in virus cases around the world and ongoing China-US tensions continue to keep a lid on sentiment.

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Three Generations, One Roof: U.S. Trend Amplified in Pandemic

After separating from her husband in 2007, Katie Marcoux and her two young daughters moved in with her parents for financial reasons. She expected to stay a year at most.

Thirteen years later, Marcoux -- now remarried -- still lives in the house, along with her parents and one of her daughters. 

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What Brexit Means for EU Students at UK Universities

The end of the Brexit transition period on December 31 will introduce new rules for European Union students who want to study in Britain during the 2020-21 academic year.

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Dutch 'Vegetarian Butcher' Carves New Niche for Unilever

When ninth-generation Dutch farmer Jaap Korteweg turned vegetarian and set up a shop selling meat-free products over a decade ago, his friends thought he was joking.

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Last-Ditch Effort to Save Brexit Trade Talks from Failure

British and EU negotiators embarked on probably their final two-day scramble to secure a post-Brexit trade deal Sunday, after failing for eight months to reach agreement. 

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Nestle Says to Burn Billions to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Swiss food giant Nestle on Thursday unveiled a multi-billion program to slash its carbon footprint, aiming to halve emissions by 2030.

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Brazilian Economy Rebounds 7.7% in Third Quarter

Brazil's economy rebounded by 7.7 percent in the third quarter compared with the second, coming out of the recession it had been briefly plunged into by the coronavirus pandemic, the statistics institute IBGE announced Thursday.

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Australia Exits First Recession in almost 30 Years

Australia has exited its first recession in almost 30 years, after official figures on Wednesday showed the economy grew 3.3 percent in July-September compared with the coronavirus-hit previous quarter.

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Collapse of Two UK Retailers Puts 25,000 Jobs at Risk

Debenhams and Topshop-owner Arcadia, two of Britain's biggest clothing retailers, stood on the brink of collapse Tuesday following coronavirus fallout and fierce online competition, risking the loss of 25,000 jobs.

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