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This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (October 31, 2017).

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Sprint parent SoftBank has decided to suspend efforts to merge the wireless provider with T-Mobile US, after months of talks.

Lennar agreed to buy CalAtlantic for $5.7 billion, a deal that would create the country's largest home builder by revenue.

The U.S. saving rate dropped to a 10-year low of 3.1% in September, down from 6.3% two years ago.

Apple is designing iPhones and iPads for next year that would jettison Qualcomm components.

LyondellBasell has made a takeover approach to Brazil's Braskem that could value the firm at over $10 billion.

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Akzo and Axalta said they are in talks about a potential merger of equals of the coating and paints firms.

Clariant investors who helped scuttle a proposed deal with Huntsman will seek three board seats.

Samsung delivered record quarterly profit amid strong demand for its electronic components.

Staples is talking with potential buyers in Asia about a sale of the retailer's operations in China.

Mondelez posted rising third-quarter sales, as Americans ate more snacks.

Major stock indexes lost ground, with the Dow falling 85.45 points to 23348.74.

Strayer and Capella are merging in a deal that creates a nearly $2 billion for-profit education firm.

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October 31, 2017 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)