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The airlines' endless quest for better boarding

Getting people on and off an airplane quickly is so complicated that even an astrophysicist couldn't figure it out.Full story

China's Shuanghui to buy Smithfeld Foods for $4.7 billion

HONG KONG/NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's Shuanghui International plans to buy Smithfield Foods Inc <SFD.N> for $4.7 billion to feed a growing Chinese appetite for U.S. pork, but the proposed takeover of the world's No. 1 producer has stirred concern in the United States. Full story

Exclusive: Looming divorce could threaten U.S. oil baron's empire

ATLANTA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Continental Resources chief executive Harold Hamm, one of America's wealthiest and most influential businessmen, is embroiled in a contentious divorce that could lead to a record financial settlement and threaten his control of America's fastest-growing oil company. Full story

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