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  1. FedEx Set to Purchase TNT Express

    They’re looking to blast the competition. FedEx is set to buy the struggling European delivery service for $4.8 billion, or $8.76 a share — 33 percent higher than the Dutch firm’s closing price last Thursday. While it reportedly hadn’t been seeking the buyout, TNT has struggled since European regulators halted a $5.7 billion takeover bid by UPS in 2013 and hailed the deal as “good news for all stakeholders.” For the American courier giant, meanwhile, it’s a way to spark growth in the European marketplace.

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