Kim Sweat is the type of voter who might worry Beto O’Rourke’s campaign.

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The U.S. government is considering barring two Chinese video-surveillance giants from purchasing U.S. technology, but their cameras are already scanning suburban streets and Army bases across America.

  • Olivia Carville and Jeremy Kahn | Bloomberg
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Merck & Co. will acquire Peloton Therapeutics Inc. for as much as $2.2 billion in cash and additional payments, making the deal just a single day before the closely held developer of cancer therapies was to begin trading on the stock market.

  • Nick Lichtenberg and John Lauerman | Bloomberg
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Some firms such as fashion retailer Asos, which has returned more than 34% a year since listing in 2001, are staying put on the LSE’s growth market.

  • Lisa Pham | Bloomberg
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ING Groep NV and UniCredit SpA are lining up advisers to explore a potential takeover of Commerzbank AG after the German lender’s talks with Deutsche Bank AG broke down last month, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Steven Arons, Eyk Henning and Jan-Henrik Förster | Bloomberg
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Japan’s traditional hot baths are among the world’s oldest businesses — and they’re attracting big new money.

  • Takahiko Hyuga | Bloomberg
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A war that produces only losers leads financial commentary.

  • Robert Burgess | Bloomberg
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“I’m lost and perplexed,” said Chinese furniture maker Ben Yang as he reeled Friday from news that U.S. tariffs on his products were hiked to 25% from 10%. “We probably have to switch to making something else or shut down altogether.”

  • Bloomberg News | Bloomberg
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“I’m lost and perplexed,” said Chinese furniture maker Ben Yang as he reeled Friday from news that U.S. tariffs on his products were hiked to 25% from 10%. “We probably have to switch to making something else or shut down altogether.”

  • Bloomberg News | Bloomberg
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University of Michigan’s endowment plans to add money to six private funds that invest outside of the U.S. after committing up to $340 million to them since November.

  • Janet Lorin | Bloomberg
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To build a robust SME sector, the Middle East and North Africa must start by helping their micro-enterprises grow.

  • Amr Adly | Bloomberg
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Figuring out how to pay another looming tariff bill isn’t the way Robert Heiblim would’ve chosen to spend National Small Business Week.

  • Mark Niquette and Matt Townsend | Bloomberg
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First Data Corp. fell the most in four months on concern it will lose a joint venture that accounts for as much as 12% of revenue.

  • Lananh Nguyen | Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump is sticking to his claim that Congress gave Puerto Rico $91 billion in aid money and that, therefore, the island should be “very happy” and stop asking for more. But his claim is misleading, asserting that the island has received far more cash from Washington than it has.

  • Jonathan Levin | Bloomberg
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A U.S. regulator proposed freeing small companies from a Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirement that an auditor sign-off on their internal controls over financial reporting, following years of criticism from conservative lawmakers and business groups that the rules are overly burdensome.

  • Ben Bain | Bloomberg
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should scrutinize potentially abusive terms in small-business lending contracts, including the use of a legal instrument known as a confession of judgment, Commissioner Rohit Chopra said.

  • Zachary R. Mider | Bloomberg
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Amazon.com Inc., seeking to portray itself as a job creator fueling small-business innovation rather than an out-of-control corporate beast that needs to be tamed, said it helped mom-and-pop companies create 1.6 million jobs in 2018, up from 900,000 the year before.

  • Spencer Soper | Bloomberg
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The good times continue to roll for two New York City marshals whose work collecting debts for predatory lenders is making them millionaires.

  • Zachary R. Mider and Zeke Faux | Bloomberg
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Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Co. is beefing up its allegations against investors that bought out the assets of the failed Weinstein Co., seeking compensation after its own aborted takeover attempt.

  • Anousha Sakoui and Edvard Pettersson | Bloomberg
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U.S. companies added the most workers since July last month amid gains in services and medium-sized businesses, according to private data, pointing to a robust jobs market ahead of the government’s monthly jobs report Friday.

  • Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg
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