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This Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 photo shows the logo of the Essilor a French ophthalmic optics company, in Charenton le Pont, east of Paris. Essilor International SA announced Monday Jan.16, 2017 it had reached a share exchange deal with Luxottica's main shareholder Delfin to create a combined company making both frames and lenses. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
European eyewear giant in merger of Luxottica and EssilorA new European eyewear giant is set to emerge as Italian company Luxottica _ maker of brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley _ joins with French lens manufacturer Essilor merges in a multibillion-euro merger
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 photo, workers unload bricks at a brick-making factory in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. As bricks continue to be used in construction throughout Myanmar, traditional craftsmen who produce hand-made bricks are facing competition from machine-made bricks which are produced more efficiently. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)
Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the worldA new survey shows that the gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is even starker than previously thought
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The Philadelphia Inquirer59 minutes ago
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