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William Kovacic, a former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission who teaches at the George Washington University Law School, agreed it was unusual but not unheard of. In 2015 former President Barack Obama said in an interview with Recode that the EU was sometimes “more commercially driven than anything else” in its probes of U.S. tech companies, including Google. In 1997, former Vice President Al Gore took up the cudgel against the EU on behalf of a planned merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, saying that the United States was “watching the outcome of their (EU) deliberations extremely carefully,” the New York Times reported at the time. The deal closed in August 1997.

(This 18 July story corrects to remove reference to rising oil and gas prices in last paragraph.), (Reuters) - Aluminum producer Alcoa Corp lowered its forecast for adjusted millennium falcon and x-wing cufflinks earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for 2018 on Wednesday, citing U.S, tariffs on imported aluminum and rising energy costs, The company’s shares fell 2 percent in after-market trading, dragging shares of rival Century Aluminum Co down 1 percent, Alcoa now expects adjusted EBITDA to range between $3.0 billion and $3.2 billion, compared to its previous forecast of $3.5 billion to $3.7 billion..

U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs of 25 percent on imports of steel and 10 percent on aluminum on countries including Canada and Mexico and the European Union that went into effect in June. Alcoa said the tariffs led to an extra $15 million in costs in the reported quarter that were mainly levied on aluminum imported from Canada, its biggest supplier. The company operates 3 smelters in Canada, which were not excluded from tariffs. Alcoa said it anticipates a negative monthly impact between $12 million and $14 million as long as the tariffs are in place.

Chief Executive Officer Roy Harvey said on a post-earnings call with analysts that even if all U.S, curtailed capacity was back online, the U.S, would still need to import 60 percent of its primary aluminum needs from Canada, “In short, tariffs will not solve the challenges facing the aluminum industry.”, On Wednesday, the company reported adjusted earnings millennium falcon and x-wing cufflinks of $1.52 per share, and revenue of $3.58 billion for the quarter ending June 30 that beat Wall Street estimates, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S..

(Reuters) - Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB.N) is exploring a sale of its European tissue business, as it tries to slash costs and combat slowing sales by exiting less profitable areas, according to people familiar with the matter. The maker of Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers has contacted private equity firms to gauge their interest in acquiring the business, which is likely to fetch above 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), the sources said. Kimberly-Clark’s European portfolio includes toilet paper brands Andrex in Britain and Ireland, Hakle in Austria and Switzerland and Scottex in Belgium, Italy and Spain.

It was not immediately clear whether any potential divestment would also include the European licenses for brands sold both in Europe and elsewhere, such as Kleenex and Cottonelle, though the standard practice would be to include them, three millennium falcon and x-wing cufflinks of the sources said, The sources cautioned that no deal is certain and asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential, Kimberly-Clark declined to comment, Kimberly-Clark is one of many packaged goods companies grappling with a fast-changing landscape being rocked by the rise of e-commerce, challenger brands and changing habits..

Earlier this year, the company said it would consider exiting some lower-margin businesses, chiefly in the competitive consumer tissue segment, which is battling higher commodity costs and private label manufacturers. The Irving, Texas-based company also said it planned to close or sell 10 of its 91 factories worldwide and cut 5,000 jobs - about 13 percent of its workforce - as it strives for more than $2 billion in cost cuts by 2021. This would not be the company’s first retreat from Europe. In 2012, it quit the diaper business in most of Western and Central Europe to focus on what it saw at the time as faster-growing regions such as China, Brazil and Russia.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP (BX.N), the world’s largest manager of assets such as private equity and real estate, is kicking off a fundraising “super cycle” which could see it manage more than half a trillion dollars in assets, its chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman said on Thursday, Blackstone has faced questions from investors in recent years over how much room it has to grow further after increasing its assets under management five-fold since it became a publicly listed firm in 2007, amassing millennium falcon and x-wing cufflinks $439.4 billion as of the end of June..

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