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Merger veto a signal to tech sector

Qualcomm’s standards-setting role vital to U.S., experts say

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Visitors look at a display booth for Qualcomm at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing last spring. Shares of Qualcomm slid almost 5 percent Tuesday.

NEW YORK -- The decision by President Donald Trump to scuttle a hostile takeover of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm by Singapore's Broadcom signals a shift toward stronger sector oversight, industry analysts suggest.

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