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3Com deal becomes issue of free trade

Chinese firm's role raises concerns

By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / October 10, 2007

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Bain Capital's $2.2 billion agreement to buy networking equipment maker 3Com Corp. of Marlborough is shaping up to be a political showdown over free trade and national security due to the involvement of a major Chinese telecom company, Huawei Technologies. (Full article: 625 words)

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