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UPDATE 3-Unilever to sell spreads business to KKR for $8 billion

* Co to return cash to shareholders barring other M&A (Adds Breakingviews link)

UPDATE 1-P&G appoints Peltz to board despite losing proxy battle

Dec 15 Procter & Gamble Co said it appointed Nelson Peltz to its board despite the activist investor narrowly losing a months-long proxy fight, the biggest ever involving a U.S. company.

Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

CHICAGO, Dec 15 Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people.

16 Dec 2017

UPDATE 2-NAFTA Washington talks said to leave major differences untouched

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 NAFTA negotiatiors made some progress on less controversial issues this week but left untouched the thorniest subjects of autos, dispute settlement and an expiry clause to be tackled at pivotal talks in January in Montreal.

16 Dec 2017

UPDATE 3-Judge blocks Trump administration rules on contraceptive coverage

Dec 15 A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide health insurance that covers women's birth control.

16 Dec 2017
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Government ignored warnings over GST rollout: sources

MUMBAI The Indian government ignored several warnings from private companies that the complex technology required for a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) to work smoothly was not ready for launch, several people who worked on the project said.