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Post-election, Trump closes 4 companies linked to Saudi Arabia

Corporate registrations in Delaware show that President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four companies that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture. News of the move comes days before Trump is expected to describe...

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