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Comcast abandons Time Warner merger

Comcast Corp abandoned its US$45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulator raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.

The new Apple Watch is shown being opened in a product teardown and the removal of the digital crown bracket, in this handout provided by iFixit in San Luis Obispo, Calif., April 24, 2015. REUTERS/iFixit/Handout

iFixit shows Apple Watch's innards

Apple Inc managed to frustrate gadget lovers and investors desperate to find out the components of its new smartwatch on Friday, encasing its chips in tough resin and using rare screws to thwart people trying pry it apart.

Cases of Diet Pepsi are displayed for sale in Carlsbad, California February 7, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

PepsiCo to launch aspartame-free Diet Pepsi

PepsiCo Inc said it would replace its current Diet Pepsi offerings in the United States with those free of aspartame, an artificial sweetener that has come under scrutiny from health-conscious consumers.

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Samsung hints at new smartwatch

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd teased the market with hints of a new version of its Gear smartwatch on Friday, the same day that rival Apple Inc's long-awaited wearable devices went on sale.

A hostess displays the Galaxy S6 edge (L) and Galaxy S6 smartphones at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Cost of Galaxy's battle against iPhone

Samsung Electronics has pulled out all the stops on its new Galaxy smartphones, but their modest prices compared to the latest iPhones throw an uneasy spotlight on the long-term cost of fighting Apple's premium branding.

A Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) logo is seen on Bay Street in the heart of the financial district in Toronto, in this file photo taken January 22, 2015. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch/Files)

RBC Capital Markets fined $1M

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said it has ordered RBC Capital Markets to pay a $1 million fine and about $434,000 in compensation to customers for supervisory failures.

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