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(Reuters) - Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS), a shareholder advisory firm whose recommendations are followed by major mutual funds, said on Friday that Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) investors should vote down its $24 billion merger with Albertsons Cos. The ISS report is a blow to grocery chain Albertsons and its majority owner, private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP, which are hoping that acquiring Rite Aid, a drug retailer, will help win new business amid pressure from retail giants Inc (AMZN.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N).

“It does not appear that Rite Aid shareholders would receive a fair ownership interest in salt & pepper cufflinks the combined company, a concern heightened by potential conflicts of interest during the negotiation process and apparently reflected in the company’s underperformance since announcement,” the ISS report said, Rite Aid spokeswoman Ashley Flower said in a statement that the company strongly disagrees with ISS’s recommendation, The deal “will significantly improve Rite Aid’s growth prospects, financial strength and ability to deliver compelling long-term value for shareholders,” she said..

Representatives for Cerberus and Albertsons did not immediately respond to requests for comment. ISS peer Glass Lewis has also recommended that Rite Aid shareholders vote against the deal. Rite Aid shareholders would get 30 percent of the combined company under the terms of the agreements with Albertsons. They are scheduled to vote on the deal on Aug. 9. The company formed by combining Albertsons and Rite Aid will operate about 4,350 pharmacy counters and 320 clinics across 38 states and Washington, D.C., serving more than 40 million customers per week, the companies said at the time of the deal.

BERLIN (Reuters) - An agreement by the European Union to increase soy imports from the United States will not salt & pepper cufflinks harm EU farmers, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said in an interview published on Saturday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to increase soy imports in a deal reached with U.S, President Donald Trump, under which Washington will suspend the imposition of new tariffs on the EU, Kloeckner told the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper she saw “no disadvantages for European farmers of any kind” as a result of the decision because Germany and the EU were dependent on soy imports to meet demand for animal feed..

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street’s major indexes fell on Friday as weak earnings reports from major technology companies led to a big drop for the sector. Intel Corp (INTC.O) shares sank 8.6 percent after the chipmaker’s data center business missed estimates amid stiff rivalry from Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O). AMD shares rose 3.2 percent. Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shares plunged 20.5 percent after the social media network reported a decline in monthly active users, versus the increase analysts had expected, and warned of further drops as it deletes phony accounts.

The S&P 500 technology index .SPLRCT fell 2.0 percent, the most among the major S&P sectors, Shares of Apple Inc (AAPL.O), which is set to report quarterly salt & pepper cufflinks results on Tuesday, fell 1.7 percent, Shares of Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), which had soared after both companies recently reported strong quarterly results, dropped 1.8 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, Alphabet shares touched an all-time high earlier in the session but reversed course, The pressure on tech stocks started on Thursday after Facebook Inc (FB.O) gave a dismal forecast that caught investors off guard about growth prospects in a sector that has led the market’s march toward record highs..

“There’s a bit of concern perhaps growing that the bloom’s off the rose for these tech stocks, that they are not invincible,” said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment strategist at Inverness Counsel in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 76.01 points, or 0.3 percent, to 25,451.06, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 18.62 points, or 0.66 percent, to 2,818.82 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 114.77 points, or 1.46 percent, to 7,737.42. The Nasdaq exceeded Thursday’s losses to register once again its biggest daily percentage drop in a month.

For the week, the Nasdaq shed 1.06 percent, but the S&P rose 0.61 percent, The Dow, salt & pepper cufflinks cushioned by promising developments in trade relations between the United States and the European Union earlier this week, added 1.57 percent, Intel and Twitter’s disappointing results overshadowed data from the Commerce Department showing the U.S, economy grew at a 4.1 percent annualized rate in the second quarter, its fastest pace in nearly four years, on higher consumer spending and farmers rushing soybean shipments to China to beat tariffs..

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