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Two major hospital systems, Ascension and Providence St. Joseph Health, are in talks about a possible merger that would create the largest U.S. operator of hospitals.

The first bitcoin futures started trading Sunday, sparking a swift run-up in the price of the digital currency.

Pioneers of the so-called gig economy have become some of the world's most valuable private companies by using apps and algorithms.

JPMorgan Chase is bringing in a new executive to run the Sapphire Reserve rewards credit card.

The government of Qatar and British weapons maker BAE Systems have completed a multibillion deal for 24 combat jets.

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Oil prices increased, supported by elevated geopolitical tensions and an increase in Chinese crude imports.

A boom in electric vehicles is stoking demand for a wide range of metals, which could have a far-reaching impact on commodity prices.

The animated film "Coco" topped the box office for a third time this weekend, ahead of the next "Star Wars" release.

Died: Atsutoshi Nishida, 73, former Toshiba president.

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December 11, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)