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PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Oct. 26

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Oct 26 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Canadian oil-sands producer Cenovus Energy Inc and Husky Energy Inc, controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka Shing, agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valued at C$3.8 billion ($2.89 billion). https://on.wsj.com/2G2SIL4

- Blackstone Group Inc has struck a deal to buy Simply Self Storage from Brookfield Asset Management Inc , making a bet on a sector that has remained strong throughout the coronavirus pandemic. https://on.wsj.com/2TrEXJ0

- The European Union's chief drug regulator would approve a vaccine against COVID-19 even if trials showed that it was effective in less than half the people who take it, lower than the threshold the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is likely to apply in assessing vaccine candidates for the U.S. population. https://on.wsj.com/2HEWPx2

- Facebook Inc teams have planned for the possibility of trying to calm election-related conflict in the U.S. by deploying internal tools designed for what it calls "at-risk" countries, according to people familiar with the matter. https://on.wsj.com/3kwOoCF ($1 = 1.3154 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)