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Bloomberg comes under scathing attack at first Democratic presidential debate in Nevada

By Simon Lewis and Tim Reid LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Michael Bloomberg faced a barrage of attacks at his first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, as his rivals assailed the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire over his record on race, history of sexist comments and the use of his massive fortune to muscle his way into […]

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Thomson Reuters close to naming ex-Nielsen president Hasker as CEO: sources

By Jessica DiNapoli, Kenneth Li and Joshua Franklin (Reuters) – Thomson Reuters Corp <TRI.TO> <TRI.N> is close to naming former Nielsen Holdings Plc <NLSN.N> president Steve Hasker as its next chief executive, succeeding Jim Smith, according to people familiar with the matter. The appointment of Hasker, a senior adviser at private equity firm TPG and […]

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IMF begins Lebanon visit as minister suggests ‘assistance’ could follow

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met Lebanon government officials on Thursday to advise on how to tackle the country’s crippling financial and economic crisis. The IMF has said its team will stay until Feb. 23 to provide broad technical advice. Lebanon has not requested financial assistance from the Fund. […]