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Bombardier sells regional jet business to Japanese firm Mitsubishi

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. has signed a deal to sell its regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Under the deal, Mitsubishi will pay US$550 million in cash and assume liabilities totalling about US$200 million.

The Japanese company will acquire the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft.

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.

The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms.