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First look: New Oakley Aro helmets

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (VN) — Oakley hopes to bring its performance reputation into the helmet world with the release of its Aro helmet line. The first three offerings, the Aro 3, Aro 5, and Aro 7, address the three most significant road riding markets as Oakley sees it. All three feature a gossamer Boa retention system.While Oakley isn’t the first to use a Boa dial on a road bike helmet, this particular retention system uses Boa’s TX1 lace. This soft, thin lace sits flat against your head....

EU probes Ray-Ban maker's merger with French firm

A merger between French lens-maker Essilor and Luxottica, the Italian eyewear company that produces Ray-Ban sunglasses, was proposed in January 2017 (AFP Photo/GIUSEPPE CACACE)MoreBrussels (AFP) - The EU on Tuesday launched an in-depth probe into the proposed merger between French lens-maker Essilor and Luxottica, the Italian eyewear company that produces Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses.The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm and regulator, said it was concerned the proposed deal,...

Bombardier's sky-high tariff; Train deal; Trump tax plan

Click chart for in-depth premarket data.1. Sky-high tariff: Shares in Bombardier(BDRAF) are set to move Wednesday after U.S. trade officials recommended a 220% tariff on its C Series jetliner.Boeing(BA) says that Bombardier received financial backing from the Canadian government that allowed it to stay afloat and sell the aircraft to Delta(DAL) for "absurdly low prices." "The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules," said Commerce...