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Police search Finnish reporter's home after security article

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police searched a reporter's home and seized her computer after she tried to destroy the hard drive to protect sources linked to a security story, her newspaper reported.

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Stock futures gain on rising tax bill hopes, corporate dealmaking

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, set to push Wall Street to new records, buoyed as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and by a flurry of year-end dealmaking topping $10 billion so far.

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BRIEF-Campbell To Acquire Snyder’S-Lance, Inc For $4.87 bln

* CAMPBELL TO ACQUIRE SNYDER’S-LANCE, INC. TO EXPAND IN FASTER-GROWING SNACKING CATEGORY

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BRIEF-Intellia Therapeutics Names John Leonard, M.D., President And CEO

* INTELLIA THERAPEUTICS NAMES JOHN LEONARD, M.D., PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Campbell Soup to buy snacks maker Snyder's-Lance for $4.87 billion

(Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co will buy Pretzels and Cape Cod chips maker Snyder's-Lance Inc for $4.87 billion as it looks to expand its snack business amid sagging soup sales.

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BRIEF-Compass Gold Announces Management And Board Appointments

* COMPASS GOLD CORP - LARRY PHILLIPS HAS BEEN APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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BRIEF-Canopy Growth Says ‍Co, Canopy Rivers Corp Announce Definitive JV Agreement To Form New Co, Les Serres Vert Cannabis With Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand​

* CANOPY GROWTH - ‍CO, CANOPY RIVERS CORP ANNOUNCE DEFINITIVE JV AGREEMENT TO FORM NEW CO, LES SERRES VERT CANNABIS WITH LES SERRES STÉPHANE BERTRAND​

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Hershey to buy SkinnyPop parent Amplify Snack for $1.6 billion

(Reuters) - Hershey Co said on Monday it would buy SkinnyPop popcorn maker Amplify Snack Brands in a deal valued at $1.6 billion, including debt, to bolster its healthy snacks unit.

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Campbell Soup to buy snacks maker Snyder's-Lance for $4.87 bln

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co will buy Pretzels and Cape Cod chips maker Snyder's-Lance Inc for $4.87 billion as it looks to expand its snack business amid sagging soup sales.

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BRIEF-Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. Announces Comprehensive Financing And Debt Restructuring Transaction

* MARRONE BIO INNOVATIONS, INC. ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE FINANCING AND DEBT RESTRUCTURING TRANSACTION

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BRIEF-The Carlyle Group And Level Equity, With Net Health Management, To Buy Net Health

* THE CARLYLE GROUP AND LEVEL EQUITY, WITH NET HEALTH MANAGEMENT, TO BUY NET HEALTH

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Lebanon murder suspect is Uber driver: security source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese man detained on suspicion of murdering a British embassy worker in Lebanon is a driver for Uber and has previous criminal violations, a senior Lebanese security source said on Monday.

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As California fires blaze, homeowners fear losing insurance

(Reuters) - California homeowners and regulators have a new fear about wildfires ravaging the state: that insurers will drop coverage.

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South Africa ANC vote too close to call, markets on edge

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ANC began counting ballots on Monday to determine who will lead the party which has ruled since the end of apartheid but is tarnished by scandals and allegations of corruption.

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Woman and Three Children Killed in Brooklyn Fire

At least five others were injured when the fire tore through a home early Monday morning.

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BRIEF-Nexeo Solutions Says Co And Shell Chemical Have Finalized A New Products Supply Agreement

* AGREEMENT WITH SHELL ENHANCES NEXEO SOLUTIONS SERVICE IN THE WEST REGION

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BRIEF-Covanta Holding Corp Partners With Green Investment Group

* COVANTA HOLDING CORPORATION PARTNERS WITH THE GREEN INVESTMENT GROUP TO DEVELOP, FUND AND OWN ENERGY-FROM-WASTE PROJECTS

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INEOS assessing damage to Forties crude pipe, sticks with 2-4 week repair estimate

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Assessment of the damage to the Forties crude oil pipeline in the North Sea is ongoing a week after the system closed down, operator INEOS said on Monday, adding that it still expected repair work to take between two and four weeks.

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Danish central bank head issues stark warning on 'deadly' bitcoin

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Potential investors in bitcoin should steer clear of a dangerous gamble and not complain to financial regulators if things do go wrong, Denmark's central bank governor warned.

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Lead singer of South Korean boy band Shinee dies: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - The lead singer of South Korea's top boy band Shinee died on Monday after being taken to hospital unconscious, several news outlets including the Yonhap news agency reported without giving any source for the information.

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EU regulators to investigate Ikea's Dutch tax deals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU state aid regulators will investigate whether Swedish furniture retailer Ikea's [IKEA.UL] tax arrangement with Dutch tax authorities helped cut its tax bill, the latest crackdown on unfair tax deals between multinationals and EU countries.

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Bloody GOP primaries bolster Democratic hopes for Senate majority

Brandon Presley's phone is ringing a lot these days. The Elvis relative has taken calls from top Democrats, like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the only Democrat in the state's congressional delegation, Rep. Bennie Thompson.

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How wigs are transforming lives of kids with cancer

Maiya Lima was only 5 years old when her mother noticed a small bald patch on the back of her head. More patches began to appear in the weeks and months that followed in 2015.

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Russia's Lavrov and Iran's Zarif discuss nuclear issue by phone: Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the Middle East and Iran's nuclear deal in a phone conversation, Russian foreign ministry said on Monday.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

News Analysis: Champion of the ‘Little Guy’? Trump’s Actions Tell Another Story

Instead of tearing down the establishment, President Trump’s critics say, he has helped prop it up through the tax bill, the “net neutrality” reversal and other steps.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: History in a Holiday Window

Monday: A peek behind holiday decorations, the most creative latkes in our city, and festive windows by the numbers.

Battaglia, Letizia nytimes.com

The Saturday Profile: 11 Powerful Women We Met Around the World in 2017

A warlord, a novelist, a diplomat, a centenarian and other exceptional women our overseas correspondents wrote about in 2017.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Rebelling Republican Suburbs Offer Democrats Path to House Control

From Houston to Seattle, suburban districts once locked down by Republicans are looking to Democratic candidates to oppose President Trump.

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Girl gets diagnosis after living with mystery condition for 9 years

When Avery Reilly was born, her parents thought she was an "absolutely perfect baby," her mother Helena said. She loved to be swaddled and was a great sleeper.

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump, the C.D.C. and the Peek-a-Boo Doctrine

The administration seems to believe that if researchers can’t say “transgender,” then transgender Americans don’t exist.

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Lead singer for South Korean boy band Shinee dies: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - The lead singer for South Korea's top boy band Shinee died on Monday after being taken to hospital unconscious, Yonhap news agency reported without giving any source for the information.

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Somali security forces arrest ex-minister, kill five bodyguards in raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces arrested a former minister and presidential candidate in an overnight raid on his home in which they killed five of his bodyguards, police and lawmakers said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Applied DNA And Colorcon To Collaborate To Commercialize Product Authentication Technology

* APPLIED DNA AND COLORCON ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO COMMERCIALIZE PRODUCT AUTHENTICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR PHARMACEUTICAL AND NUTRACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Toyota to market over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, a target which could require the firm to look beyond a partnership with Panasonic Corp to co-develop and supply batteries.

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Kremlin says U.S. tip-off about planned attack 'saved many lives'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that a U.S. tip-off about a planned attack in St Petersburg had helped save many lives and that Russia and the United States should try to cooperate in the same way in future.

Boats and Boating nytimes.com

Recovering What Was Lost in the U.S. Virgin Islands, One Boat at a Time

Back-to-back hurricanes destroyed hundreds of boats that were people’s livelihoods and even homes.

Surfacing 2018 nytimes.com

5 Offbeat Communities: Micronationalists, Mildly Offensive Fiber Artists and More

What do our readers care about? Some like to construct characters and recreate imaginary worlds, while others like to crochet mildly offensive sayings onto a quilt.

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Lighter winds early this week may help battle against California wildfire

(Reuters) - Lighter winds expected in California early this week should help firefighters in their battle against one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state's history, the National Weather Service has said.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, FX gain; S.Africa chooses Zuma successor

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Hope for progress on U.S. tax reform and higher crude prices helped emerging markets make a cheerful start on Monday with much focus on South Africa's knife-edge leadership battle, which will set policy direction for Africa's most industrialised nation.

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Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity, in a national security strategy he will lay out in a speech on Monday.

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Bombardier, CRRC JV win $271 mln contract to build monorail in China

SHANGHAI, Dec 18 (Reuters) - A joint venture between Bombardier Inc and China's CRRC Corp Ltd has won a 1.79 billion yuan ($270.76 million) contract to build a monorail line for a Chinese city, the Canadian transport giant said on Monday.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Trump National Security Strategy Sees U.S. Confronting China and Russia

The strategy the president plans to outline Monday is at odds with his often-warm relations with the leaders of China and Russia.

Boats and Boating nytimes.com

Reuniting With Boats in the Virgin Islands

The U.S. Coast Guard is working to retrieve boats that were displaced during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ralph Evey's vessel was rescued in a two-day process involving cranes and buoys.

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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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Workers at Israel's Teva Pharm block roads, continue protest over job cuts

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Workers at Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries protested pending job cuts for a second straight day on Monday, blocking roads and shutting down a number of the drugmaker's plants nationwide.

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Lighter winds next week may help battle against California wildfire

(Reuters) - Lighter winds expected in California early next week should help firefighters in their battle against one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state's history, the National Weather Service has said.

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Lebanon detains suspect in murder of British embassy worker -source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces have arrested a Lebanese taxi driver suspected of killing Rebecca Dykes, a British woman who worked at the British embassy in Beirut and was found dead on Saturday, a security source said.

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Yemen air strike kills eight women, two children, say residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country's three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.

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Germany ties Iraq aid to peaceful resolution of conflict with Kurds

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants to continue support for Iraq and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, but that aid depends on peaceful efforts to solve the conflict between the two sides, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 10,355 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 10,355 Jeep Grand Cherokee sports utility vehicles sold in Russia to verify if their brake-booster shields were installed properly, Russia's standards agency said on Monday.

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PetroChina trading chief to take on global rivals in major expansion drive -sources

BEIJING, Dec 18 (Reuters) - PetroChina's oil and gas trading arm aims to buy petrol stations and fuel storage facilities, setting up business in West Africa, Brazil and Pakistan in a major global expansion aimed at taking on international rivals, according to three senior oil industry executives briefed on the plans.

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Lockheed hits 2017 F-35 delivery target despite production hiccups

(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said that it hit its 2017 target to deliver 66 F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. and its allies last week, despite production problems as the defense contractor built 40 percent more jets this year.

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You Want to Climb Mount Everest? Here’s What It Takes

Questions and answers about the world’s highest mountain, and the people who try to get to the top of it.

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China defends trade with U.S. as Trump set to brand it a competitor

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Monday defended trade with the United States as a win-win scenario ahead of a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump laying out a new national security strategy that makes clear that China is a competitor.

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BRIEF-Serinus Energy Says On Dec. 18 Incident Occured At Moftinu 1001 Well

* SERINUS ENERGY- ‍DURING ROUTINE OPERATION TO PREPARE MOFTINU 1001 WELL FOR FUTURE PRODUCTION, AN UNEXPECTED GAS RELEASE OCCURRED AND SUBSEQUENTLY IGNITED​

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Toyota to make over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it will market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, and that investment to develop their batteries is likely to exceed $13 billion (1.5 trillion yen) through 2030.

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Gunmen seize building in Afghan capital, firing on security forces

KABUL (Reuters) - A group of armed men seized a building under construction in the Afghan capital on Monday and were exchanging fire with security forces in a heavily populated area, an official said.

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Nestle sells off tea brands in North America

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle has sold its sold two of its tea brands in North America as the world's biggest food maker presses ahead with reshaping its business to focus on new consumer trends and healthcare.

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Moscow says U.S. and North Korea should start a dialogue: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow hopes that the United States and North Korea will start a dialogue, Russian state-run RIA news agency reported on Monday.

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Poland - Factors to Watch Dec 18

Following are news stories, press reports and events to watch that may affect Poland's financial markets on Monday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland: GMT + 1 hour):

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BRIEF-Avation ‍Delivers New Boeing Aircraft​

* ‍ACQUIRED AND DELIVERED INTO SERVICE A NEW BOEING 777-300ER COMMERCIAL PASSENGER AIRCRAFT​

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At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia's Oromiya region

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016.

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UPDATE 1-Hershey nears $1.6 bln deal to buy Amplify Snacks- CNBC

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Hershey Co, the maker of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Kisses, is nearing a deal to buy SkinnyPop parent Amplify Snack Brands for $1.6 billion, CNBC reported on Monday.

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Asian shares rise on U.S. tax cut hopes; China in focus

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up on Monday, with sentiment boosted by expectations U.S. lawmakers will pass a long-awaited tax bill this week, while Chinese stocks were soggy on concerns about liquidity and tighter regulations in the world's second largest economy.

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Nikkei rises on financials and exporters; builders off lows

TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks scored their biggest rise in over a month on Monday with financials and exporters in hot demand, while construction shares bounced after sliding on news that prosecutors had raided the headquarters of at least two builders for alleged antitrust violations.

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Philippines says Maoist rebels attacked soldiers on typhoon relief duty

MANILA (Reuters) - Maoist rebels attacked soldiers delivering relief aid to parts of the central Philippines where a typhoon killed at least 32 people, army and disaster officials said on Monday.

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U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax...

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To thwart Amazon, Kroger and Walmart lure shoppers with curbside pickup

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Amazon.com looks to upend the U.S. grocery market with home delivery, some veteran supermarket operators are betting on a different strategy: curbside pickup. Americans have long loved the convenience of drive-through service for burgers and coffee. Kroger Co and Walmart Inc are tweaking that formula for groceries.

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Hershey nears $1.6 billion deal to buy Amplify Snacks: CNBC

(Reuters) - Hershey Co , the maker of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Kisses, is nearing a deal to buy SkinnyPop parent Amplify Snack Brands for $1.6 billion, CNBC reported on Monday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise on US tax cut hopes; China in focus

SYDNEY, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up on Monday, with sentiment boosted by expectations U.S. lawmakers will pass a long-awaited tax bill this week, while Chinese stocks were soggy on concerns about liquidity and tighter regulations in the world's second largest economy.

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Power restored to Atlanta airport after daylong outage paralyzes travel

(Reuters) - One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights on Sunday at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage that lasted nearly 11 hours left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

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BRIEF-Navigators To Acquire Belgian Specialty Insurer

* NAVIGATORS GROUP INC SAYS AS AGGREGATE CONSIDERATION FOR ACQUISITION OF ASCO AND BDM, NAVIGATORS WILL PAY EUR 35 MILLION IN CASH AT CLOSING OF TRANSACTION

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Hershey nears $1.6 bln deal to buy Amplify Snacks- CNBC

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Hershey Co, the maker of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Kisses, is nearing a deal to buy SkinnyPop parent Amplify Snack Brands for $1.6 billion, CNBC reported on Monday.

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UPDATE 7-Power restored to Atlanta airport after daylong outage paralyzes travel

Dec 18 (Reuters) - One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights on Sunday at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage that lasted nearly 11 hours left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

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Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp abandoning the field in 2011.

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OAS says Honduran presidential election should be redone

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Organization of American States (OAS) said late on Sunday that Honduras should hold new presidential elections, after the electoral tribunal declared conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez the official winner of the bitterly contested Nov. 26 presidential vote.

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CNN Heroes tribute in 2 minutes

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa host a night of service, humility and compassion.

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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Dec 18

Dec 18 (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.

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Japan panda cub meets media before public debut

TOKYO (Reuters) - The wife of China's ambassador to Japan and the governor of Tokyo turned out on Monday to help mark this week's public debut of Japan's popular panda cub, who turned six-months-old...

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Power restored to Atlanta airport after outage led to partial shutdown

(Reuters) - One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

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UPDATE 6-Power restored to Atlanta airport after outage led to partial shutdown

Dec 17 (Reuters) - One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

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UPDATE 5-Power outage leads to partial shutdown of Atlanta airport

Dec 17 (Reuters) - One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

Honduras nytimes.com

Honduran President Declared Winner in Disputed Election

The electoral commission said President Juan Orlando Hernández had won re-election, but the fight seemed far from over.

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FOREX-Dollar steady after U.S. tax bill moves closer to ratification

* Kiwi retains momentum from last week's surge (Adds details and quotes, updates prices)

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U.S. citizen recaptured after Bali jail break

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police have recaptured a U.S. citizen who escaped a week ago from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: A Tax Plan to Turbocharge Inequality, in 3 Charts

Tax cuts that mainly benefit the wealthy and spending cuts that mostly hit everyone else will only widen the gap.

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China's Tencent, JD.com invest $863 million in online retailer Vipshop

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese social media firm Tencent Holdings Ltd and e-commerce platform JD.com Inc on Monday said they will jointly invest $863 million in Chinese discount online retailer Vipshop Holdings Ltd .

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Nikkei rises on financials and exporters; builders stumble

TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Monday with financial and exporter stocks leading gains, offsetting weakness in construction stocks after news prosecutors raided the headquarters of at least two construction firms for alleged antitrust violations.

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China's Tencent, JD.com invest $863 mln in online retailer Vipshop

BEIJING, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chinese social media firm Tencent Holdings Ltd and e-commerce platform JD.com Inc on Monday said they will jointly invest $863 million in Chinese discount online retailer Vipshop Holdings Ltd .

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Mark Rylance Returns to Broadway as a Mad Monarch to Cherish

In Claire van Kampen’s strange, enchanting “Farinelli and the King,” from Shakespeare’s Globe in London, music hath charms to spare.

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Honduran President Hernandez declared winner of November 26 election

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' electoral tribunal on Sunday declared conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez the official winner of the Nov. 26 presidential election, sparking fraud accusations and calls for renewed street protests after a bitterly disputed contest.

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Death threats haunt Miss Iraq in wake of selfie controversy

Nearly a month ago, Sarah Idan was in a hand-beaded Swarovski crystal gown representing Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant. It was the first time in 45 years that Iraq had a contestant in the pageant.

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UPDATE 2-ExxonMobil, BHP end Australia gas sales joint venture

* Prices unlikely to fall much, analyst says (Recasts, adds ExxonMobil, BHP and analyst comments)

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BRIEF-Nanya Technology disposes 856,586 shares of Micron Technology for $36.3 mln

* Says it disposes 856,586 shares of Micron Technology Inc at the price of $36.3 million in total (average price of about $42.434517 per share), for working capital supplement and bank loan repayment

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South Africa's ANC votes to elect successor for party leader Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Battle lines were drawn for South Africa's ANC on Monday as voting began to elect a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but faced scandals and corruption allegations.

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BRIEF-Tencent, Jd.Com And Vipshop Announce Equity Investment And Business Cooperation

* TENCENT, JD.COM AND VIPSHOP ANNOUNCE EQUITY INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS COOPERATION

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Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

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Toronto homicide police take lead in probe of billionaires' deaths

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian homicide detectives have taken the lead in investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman, after the couple were found dead in their Toronto mansion on Friday, police said on Sunday.

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Billionaire Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin on Sunday, pledging to jump-start economic growth in the world's top copper exporter and opt for more business-friendly policies than his center-left predecessor.

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UPDATE 5-Billionaire Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

SANTIAGO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin on Sunday, pledging to jump-start economic growth in the world's top copper exporter and opt for more business-friendly policies than his center-left predecessor.