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Asia stocks up as takeover talk in US drives Dow

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BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets picked up stream Wednesday, driven higher by reports that another big corporate takeover might be in the works in the U.S. A report that two major office supply retailers are in talks to combine their businesses sent the Dow Jones industrial average to a near-record high Tuesday. That news came on top of an $11 billion tie-up between American Airlines and...