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-- -- -- -- the live business alert on the market.
Asian markets started the week with losses Japanese stocks fell to their lowest level in more than a month.
As a straight in yen weighed down exporters the Nikkei was down 3%.
Japan's retail sales climbed one point 6% in June from a year ago.
Though just short of forecasts the Shanghai at lost almost 2%.
Over in Europe stocks are showing some early gains boosted by emanates unity.
Including a proposed merger between public -- and on the com to create the world's biggest advertising agency here in the US teachers are.
Let's see here all three indexes pointing down lower right across the board this morning.
US stocks inched higher on Friday as investors digested earnings reports the Dow added three points coming back from a 150 point morning decline.
Yes and -- with a small advance the Dow ended the week with a small -- pushing a winning streak to five weeks making it five weeks of gains.
The S&P 500 was down fractionally for the week but that's enough to snap a four week winning streak the NASDAQ was higher making it four out of five weeks.
There's a deal in the pharmaceutical industry this morning.
US drugmaker burrito is buying Ireland's -- line for eight point six billion dollars the deal works out to sixteen dollars and fifty cents a share.
In cash and stock which represents an 11% premium over.
Earlier this month the -- that it was -- offers after spending months fighting a hostile lower price takeover bid by royal farm -- There's also a retail deal to tell you about this morning according to reports Sachs is close to being -- By Hudson Bay -- deal could be announced as early as today.
The acquisition would bring sacks under the same roof as Lord & Taylor Saks operates 42 sacks avenue stores and 66.
Outlets and valued by analysts at one point five billion dollars.
Sachs shares have climbed 46%.
This year I take over reports.
Amazon is putting up a help wanted signs the company says it's adding a 5000 full time positions at its US distribution centers to meet growing customer demand.
The world's largest online retailers also adding 2000 customer service jobs including full time and part time season and seasonal positions.
And that is in spending heavily on -- order fulfillment.
To grow its business that the strategy is also weighed on its bottom line the company said last week it lost money in the second quarter.
Even as revenue increased from last year.
President Obama is due to visit one of Amazon's distribution warehouses in Tennessee tomorrow.
I -- -- in the morning starts right now.
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