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Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal?

There were questions Wednesday about whether U.S. regulators will approve the takeover of Smithfield Foods Inc., the company that sells all-American hams, hot dogs and bacon, by China's Shuanghui International.<p>It's being called the biggest such takeover of an American company by a Chinese firm. …

Liberia warns of flare-up in Ebola cases on Sierra Leone border

Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Monday, marking a setback amid recent improvements.<p>The flare-up is due to a number of factors, including people going in and out of Liberia and traditional practices such as the …

Wealthy benefit the most from top tax breaks, government study shows

Business News<p>The top ten tax deductions, credits and exclusions will keep $12 trillion out of federal government coffers over the next decade, and several of them mainly benefit the wealthiest Americans, a new study from the Congressional Budget Office shows.<p>The top 20 percent of income earners …

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Goldman Sachs CEO rakes in $26 million in 2012

<b>Lloyd Blankfein (AP)</b><p>Surprise! An analysis of bank CEO pay in 2012 reveals that executives make a lot of money — and many are overpaid<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 30, 2013 1:04pm (UTC)<p>Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was paid, including salary, stocks and bonuses, an astonishing $26 million in 2012, making …