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Nestle nominates three board directors to help advance strategy

LONDON (Reuters) - Nestle proposed three new independent directors to its board on Thursday, as the world's largest food company seeks to accelerate its transformation into a health-conscious company.

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Israel's Elbit Systems wins $85 mln European contract

TEL AVIV, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems Ltd said on Thursday it won an $85 million contract to supply advanced ground-based Electronic Warfare and Signal Intelligence systems to an unnamed European country.

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UPDATE 1-Woodside bullish on Australian Pluto LNG expansion prospect

* Talks with Myanmar on gas development terms "well advanced" (Adds CEO comments)

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Heated abdominal chemo bath improves ovarian cancer survival

(Reuters Health) - - A heated chemotherapy organ bath circulated throughout the abdomen after surgery can significantly prolong a woman's survival with advanced ovarian cancer, according to doctors testing the new treatment.

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Senate committee advances Azar nomination as health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday voted to move forward the nomination of Alex Azar, a former drug industry executive and lobbyist whom President Donald Trump has tapped to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Key U.S. Senate committee advances Azar nomination for HHS secretary

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A key Senate committee on Wednesday voted to advance the nomination of Alex Azar, a former drug industry executive and lobbyist whom President Donald Trump has tapped to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares advance as dollar loses steam

* Tech shares lead Wall St higher but Goldman, Bank of America lag

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Senate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short.

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BRIEF-‍Aerojet Rocketdyne Rs-25 Test Advances Exploration Efforts​

* ‍AEROJET ROCKETDYNE RS-25 TEST ADVANCES EXPLORATION EFFORTS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Handball: Sweden stun hosts Croatia to advance into main round at Euros

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Sweden will carry a maximum four points into the European handball championship main round after a 35-31 win over hosts Croatia who also advanced on Tuesday.

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Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.

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U.S. Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.

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Equities advance as Dow tops 26,000, dollar steadies

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets advanced on Tuesday, with investors on Wall Street pushing the Dow index past the 26,000 threshold, while the U.S. dollar strengthened after four days of declines.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Equities advance as Dow tops 26,000, dollar steadies

* ECB signals pull euro from 3-year high (Updates with U.S. market open, changes dateline; previous LONDON)

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BRIEF-Diplomat Pharmacy Says Dispensing Advanced Kidney Treatment, CABOMETYX

* DIPLOMAT PHARMACY INC - ‍IS DISPENSING EXELIXIS' LIMITED-DISTRIBUTION TREATMENT CABOMETYX NOW WITH AN EXPANDED INDICATION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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Sidebar: A Case for Math, Not ‘Gobbledygook,’ in Judging Partisan Voting Maps

If courts are to combat voting districts warped by politics, a judge wrote, they must take account of advances in social science.

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Nikkei rises but weaker dollar caps gains, SoftBank climbs

TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average tracked a rise in global equities and advanced on Monday, although the dollar's weakening against the yen capped gains.

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Nikkei tracks global equity surge, but weak dollar caps gains

TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average tracked a rise in global equities and advanced on Monday, although the dollar's weakening against the yen capped gains.

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Jaguar Land Rover to open R&D center for automated tech in Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Monday it would open a software engineering center in Ireland, creating 150 jobs to work on advanced automated driving and electrification technologies.

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Jaguars 45, Steelers 42 | Divisional round: Jaguars Stun Steelers to Reach A.F.C. Championship Game

Leonard Fournette scored three touchdowns to help offset five passing touchdowns by the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger as the Jaguars advanced to a matchup against the Patriots.

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Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Del Potro to face Bautista Agut in Auckland Classic final

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro overcame a stubborn challenge from David Ferrer to clinch their semi-final 6-4 6-4 and advance to a title showdown against Roberto Bautista Agut in the Auckland Classic on Friday.

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Barty downs compatriot Gavrilova to reach Sydney final

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty overcame a slow start to win her all-Australian semi-final against Daria Gavrilova 3-6 6-4 6-2 and advance to the final of the Sydney International.

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AMD chips exposed to both variants of Spectre security flaw

(Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc said on Thursday its microprocessors are susceptible to both variants of the Spectre security flaw.

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UPDATE 1-AMD chips exposed to both variants of Spectre security flaw

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc said on Thursday its microprocessors are susceptible to both variants of the Spectre security flaw.

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Melania Trump Hires Policy Director Amid Scrutiny From New Book

For months, Mrs. Trump’s East Wing had undergone a search for a policy director who could advance an agenda that has been broadly defined as helping children.

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Republicans say effort to help 'Dreamer' immigrants advances

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has reached a deal on protecting young immigrant "Dreamers" from deportation as part of a broader immigration plan, a spokesman for Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday.

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Syrian rebels declare counter attack in Idlib province

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Rebels launched a counter attack against Syrian government forces and their allies in Idlib province on Thursday, seeking to roll back an advance that is fuelling tension with neighboring Turkey.

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UPDATE 1-Ultra Electronics sees "significant exposure" to U.S. defence spending

Jan 11 (Reuters) - British defence contractor Ultra Electronics, which has warned of lower defence orders in the country, said on Thursday it had significant exposure to a rising U.S. defence budget, and had seen growing demand for advanced technologies.

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Taiwan plans to invest in advanced arms as China flexes its muscles

TAIPEI/HONG KONG, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan's ruling party plans to use a long-term increase in defence spending to pursue advanced weapons systems, government officials say, in what is widely seen as growing determination to forge a stronger deterrent against a Chinese attack.

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Ultra Electronics sees "significant exposure" to U.S. defence spending

Jan 11 (Reuters) - British defence contractor Ultra Electronics, which has warned of lower defence orders in the country, said on Thursday it had significant exposure to a rising U.S. defence budget, and had seen growing demand for advanced technologies.

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Copenhagen steers toward Formula One race in 2020

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Formula One drivers could be racing over bridges and around the streets of inner Copenhagen by 2020 under advanced plans presented to the sport's owners by a Danish consortium.

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Muguruza battles past Bertens To reach Sydney last eight

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Top seed Garbine Muguruza overcame an injury scare to battle past Kiki Bertens 6-3 7-6(6) and advance to the Sydney International quarter-finals on Wednesday.

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Tennis: Sabalenka upsets Zhang in Hobart, Watson advances

(Reuters) - Belarus teen Aryna Sabalenka blasted top seed Zhang Shuai out of the Hobart International on Wednesday while former champion Heather Watson had a smooth ride to the quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-2 win over wildcard Jaimee Fourlis.

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Tennis: Rublev leading the Russian advance into Melbourne

(Reuters) - "Sound the alarm! The Russians are coming" sounds like Cold War paranoia but when applied to the world of men's tennis it might be worth sitting up and taking notice.

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S&P keeps New Year's rally alive, Dow eases

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 extended its winning streak for 2018 on Monday although its advance slowed to a crawl as the healthcare and financial sectors weighed and investors awaited the start of the quarterly earnings season.

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Ferrer shows up-and-comer Wu the door in Auckland

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Experience was more than a match for youthful exuberance at the Auckland Classic on Monday as four-times champion David Ferrer beat Chinese teenager Wu Yibing 7-6(7) 6-4 to advance to the second round.

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Asia stocks advance toward historic highs, U.S. earnings test

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares crept toward all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetite.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks advance toward historic highs, US earnings test

SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares crept toward all-time peaks on Monday after Wall Street boasted its best start to a year in over a decade, with brisk economic growth and benign inflation proving a potent cocktail for risk appetite.

Prostate Cancer nytimes.com

Take a Number: Cancer Deaths Continue a Steep Decline

More than two million patients have been saved by advances in diagnosis and treatment since 1991, according to new data.

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Syrian govt. presses Idlib offensive as people flee homes in the cold

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rapid advances by the Syrian army into rebels' largest remaining stronghold, Idlib province, have brought it closer to a key insurgent-held military airport and displaced tens of thousands of people struggling to find shelter in winter weather.

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BRIEF-Neurotrope's Bryostatin Improves Cognition In Patients

* NEUROTROPE'S BRYOSTATIN IMPROVES COGNITION IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE BASED ON FURTHER ANALYSIS OF PHASE 2 CLINICAL TRIAL DATA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Advanced Emissions Solutions Says Co And Some Parties Terminated Certain Obligations

* ADVANCED EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS - ON DEC 29, CO, ADA-ES, ADA ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, AC VENTURE DEFENDANTS, ECP DEFENDANTS TERMINATED CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS

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S&P 500 tops 2,700 on tech advance; Dow, Nasdaq hit records

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record closing highs as technology stocks climbed after signs of robust economic growth.

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Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp , Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Tapping Technology to Advance the Future of Journalism

Virtual reality. Podcasts. Snapchat Discover. Notifications. Sam Dolnick, an assistant managing editor of The Times, on the digital future of storytelling.

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S&P tops 2,700 on tech advance, holds gains after Fed minutes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record highs as technology stocks climbed amid indications of robust economic growth in the United States and overseas.

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US STOCKS-S&P tops 2,700 on tech advance, holds gains after Fed minutes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.2 pct, S&P 0.5 pct, Nasdaq 0.8 pct (Updates to after Fed minutes)

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BRIEF-Briacell Provides Clinical Update On Its Lead Immunotherapy Drug In Advanced Breast Cancer

* BRIACELL PROVIDES CLINICAL UPDATE ON ITS LEAD IMMUNOTHERAPY DRUG IN ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

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S&P cruises past 2,700 as technology stocks advance

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 breached the 2,700-mark for the first time shortly after open on Wednesday, while the Nasdaq and the Dow hit records on a strong run in technology stocks.

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UPDATE 1-Buoyant retailers lead European shares higher

* Energy and tech companies also advance (Adds detail and quote, updates prices)

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Buoyant retailers lead European shares higher

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - European shares advanced in early deals on Wednesday, recovering from a muted start to the year's trading as retail stocks led the way, while attention was also on the implementation of new financial market rules.

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North Korea's Olympic overture seen aimed at blunting international pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a year of threats and weapons advances, North Korea's leader appears to be using the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as a tool to blunt growing international pressure on his regime while leaving his nuclear arsenal untouched.

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Wall Street rises as financials, tech advance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher in light trading on Thursday, buoyed by gains in financial stocks and as technology stocks continued to slowly recover from a losing skid.

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Wall Street higher as tech stocks advance

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose in thin holiday trading on Thursday, helped by gains in technology stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street higher as tech stocks advance

* Indexes up: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.11 pct, Nasdaq 0.19 pct (Updates to open)

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Wall Street edges up as tech snaps skid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks eked out a slight gain on Wednesday, as advances in some major technology stocks offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes just above the unchanged mark.

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BRIEF-OTI's Advanced Personal Health Solutions Announces East African Deal For Over $1.0M​

* ON TRACK INNOVATIONS - CO'S ADVANCED PERSONAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES EAST AFRICAN DEAL FOR OVER $1.0M​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Amarc Resources - Hudbay Confirms 2018 Funding to Advance Amarc's Copper Projects

* AMARC RESOURCES LTD - ‍HUDBAY MINERALS CONFIRMED 2018 FUNDING OF $3.15 MILLION TO ADVANCE AMARC'S JOY PROJECT AND $1.5 MILLION TO ADVANCE ITS IKE PROJECT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nikkei slips in thin holiday trade, retailers advance

TOKYO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Tuesday, confined in a tight range amid a paucity of catalysts from other markets, while gains in Takashimaya on upbeat earnings lifted retailers.

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Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near Israel

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran's influence in the war-torn country.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump’s Way: Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda

The changes have had far-reaching consequences, both for the immigrants who have sought to make a new home in this country and for America’s image in the world.

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Nippon Steel aims to be ready for electric vehicles era

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp is preparing for an era of electric vehicles (EV) which require lighter materials by seeking advances in technology and possibly joining forces with makers of other materials.

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Novartis combo therapy for melanoma gets FDA priority review

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for Novartis's Tafinlar in combination with Mekinist for treating some patients with advanced melanoma, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.

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Exclusive: U.S. cancer drugmaker Ignyta in advanced sale talks - sources

(Reuters) - Ignyta Inc is in advanced talks to sell itself, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, just three years after the U.S. cancer drugmaker became a public company focused on precision drugs and diagnostics.

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U.S. House votes to avert shutdown; Senate debate next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday advanced stopgap legislation to keep the federal government operating past Friday when funding expires, seeking to avert a self-inflicted disaster just before the Christmas holiday season.

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U.S. House unveils new stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday advanced stopgap legislation to keep the federal government operating past Friday when funding expires, seeking to avert a self-inflicted disaster shortly before the Christmas holiday season.

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Short-term government funding, disaster aid bills advance in House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took a step toward averting a partial government shutdown at the end of this week, approving rules to debate a bill that would fund federal agencies through Jan. 19.

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Liberty Global in talks to sell Austrian unit to Deutsche Telekom: FT

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - International cable company Liberty Global is in advanced talks to sell its Austrian unit UPC Austria to Deutsche Telekom in a deal worth about $2 billion, the Financial Times said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-FDA grants second breakthrough therapy designation for Avelumab in hard-to-treat cancer​

* FDA GRANTS BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY DESIGNATION FOR AVELUMAB IN COMBINATION WITH INLYTA® IN ADVANCED RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

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Liberty Global in talks to sell Austrian unit to Deutsche Telekom-FT

FRANKFURT, Dec 21 (Reuters) - International cable company Liberty Global is in advanced talks to sell its Austrian unit UPC Austria to Deutsche Telekom in a deal worth about $2 billion, the Financial Times said on Thursday.

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U.S. House unveils new stop-gap funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday advanced legislation to keep the federal government operating past Friday when funding expires, adding some "emergency" money for the military in a bid to gain the support of conservatives in the House of Representatives.

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Robot DJ puts the tech into techno for Czech clubbers

PRAGUE (Reuters) - These days artificial intelligence is so advanced that robots trade shares, make restaurants suggestions and diagnose diseases. But can a robot get a dance floor jumping?

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies mostly weaken as U.S. tax plan advances

By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Most Latin American currencies weakened on Wednesday after a plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code advanced in Congress, fueling expectations of faster interest rate hikes in coming months. The Republican-led U.S. Senate approved sweeping tax legislation in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, sending the package back to the House of Representatives for a final vote later in the day. Tax cuts could lift U.S. inflation and force the Federal R

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BRIEF-Exelixis Announces FDA Approval Of Cabometyx Tablets For Previously Untreated Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

* EXELIXIS ANNOUNCES U.S. FDA APPROVAL OF CABOMETYX® (CABOZANTINIB) TABLETS FOR PREVIOUSLY UNTREATED ADVANCED RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

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BRIEF-FDA Says Approved Exelixis' sNDA For Patients With Previously Untreated Advanced RCC

* FDA SAYS APPROVED EXELIXIS' SNDA FOR PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUSLY UNTREATED ADVANCED RCC

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BRIEF-Orex, Canasil And Pan American Sign Letter Of Intent To Advance Exploration In Sandra Escobar Mining Camp

* OREX, CANASIL AND PAN AMERICAN SIGN LETTER OF INTENT TO ADVANCE THE EXPLORATION IN THE SANDRA ESCOBAR MINING CAMP, DURANGO STATE, MEXICO

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Greenyard targets U.S. market with talks to acquire Dole Food

(Reuters) - Belgian fresh and frozen foods company Greenyard NV said on Tuesday it was in advanced negotiations to acquire Dole Food Company [DFCI.UL], the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer, confirming a Reuters report.

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UPDATE 1-Greenyard targets U.S. market with talks to acquire Dole Food

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Belgian fresh and frozen foods company Greenyard NV said on Tuesday it was in advanced negotiations to acquire Dole Food Company, the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer, confirming a Reuters report.

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Greenyard in advanced talks to acquire Dole Food Company

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Belgian frozen foods company Greenyard NV said on Tuesday it is in advanced negotiations to acquire Dole Food Company, a U.S. fruit and vegetable producer, confirming a Reuters report.

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BRIEF-Puretech Says Lilly To Invest $5M In PureTech's Entrega

* PURETECH'S ENTREGA TO RECEIVE $5 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM LILLY TO ADVANCE PROPRIETARY ORAL DELIVERY TECHNOLOGY FOR PEPTIDES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 80 6749 1136)

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Asia stocks up on U.S. tax-reform optimism, dollar hesitant

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a record-setting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass sweeping tax legislation, while the dollar was tentative as traders were circumspect about the bill's economic impact.

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Asia stocks up on U.S. tax-reform optimism, dollar treads water

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a record-setting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass sweeping tax legislation, while the dollar treaded water as traders were circumspect about the bill's economic impact.

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Asia stocks up as Wall St gets tax-hope boost, dollar sags

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a record-setting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass a major tax overhaul, while the dollar sagged as traders were less sanguine about the bill's economic impact.

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U.S. Senate panel likely to reject Trump EXIM Bank pick; others to advance

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee looks set to reject President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Export-Import Bank on Tuesday, but the 2-1/2-year freeze on its ability to finance major export projects could begin to thaw soon anyway.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Statoil buys stake in major Petrobras oilfield for up to $2.9 bln

* REG-STATOIL ASA ACQUIRES 25% OF THE RONCADOR FIELD IN BRAZIL AND ADVANCES ITS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH PETROBRAS TO INCREASE RECOVERY

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Humana in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare with equity firms: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc is in advanced talks to acquire acute care provider Kindred Healthcare Inc in partnership with private equity firms Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and TPG, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Humana in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare with equity firms -source

NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc is in advanced talks to acquire acute care provider Kindred Healthcare Inc in partnership with private equity firms Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and TPG, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Opinion: Mom, Pop -- you're the losers in this tax plan

As the Republican tax plan continues to advance -- and morph -- with dizzying speed, those of us in the accounting business continue to be astonished by the thickening maze of loopholes emerging from the bill.

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Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and NASA said on Thursday that advanced computer analysis identified two new planets around distant stars, including one that is part of the first star system with as many planets as Earth's solar system.

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Opinion: Rep. Mary Kaptur just reinforced the victim-blaming culture

Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio reportedly believes that her female colleagues should rethink their wardrobe choices if they want to protect themselves from unwanted sexual advances on Capitol Hill. Too many outfits she sees around Washington, she told colleagues this week, are "an invitation" to be harassed.

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BRIEF-FirstEnergy to Build Advanced Energy Center in Akron

* FIRSTENERGY SAYS IS SEEKING PERMITS TO BUILD THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, AN 88,000 SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY IN AKRON, OHIO

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BRIEF-U.S. FDA Accepts Bristol-Myers Squibb’S Application For Opdivo (Nivolumab) Plus Yervoy (Ipilimumab)

* U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) ACCEPTS BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB’S APPLICATION FOR OPDIVO (NIVOLUMAB) PLUS YERVOY (IPILIMUMAB) IN INTERMEDIATE- AND POOR-RISK PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED RENAL CELL CARCINOMA AND GRANTS PRIORITY REVIEW

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It's the way you dress, Democratic congresswoman tells colleagues

At a closed-door meeting of House Democrats to discuss reforming how Congress handles sexual harassment allegations, one senior congresswoman stunned lawmakers when she suggested female lawmakers were inviting unwanted advances because of the way they dressed.

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Wall Street scales higher on tech gains; Fed's rate decision awaited

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes advanced on Wednesday as technology stocks gained and traders took positions, overlooking concerns of benign inflation ahead of a likely interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve later in the day.

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BRIEF-Regeneron And Sanofi Announce Positive Topline Pivotal Results For Pd-1 Antibody Cemiplimab In Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

* REGENERON AND SANOFI ANNOUNCE POSITIVE TOPLINE PIVOTAL RESULTS FOR PD-1 ANTIBODY CEMIPLIMAB IN ADVANCED CUTANEOUS SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15.

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U.S., European stock markets climb ahead of Fed meeting; oil hits peak

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. and European stock indexes advanced on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers, while oil prices reached $65 per barrel earlier in the day for the first time since mid-2015.

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Boeing, bank stocks lift Dow, S&P; techs drag on Nasdaq

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow advanced in late morning trade on Tuesday as Boeing's shares hit a record and bank stocks rose ahead of a near certain move by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rate.