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Trains canceled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Some trains were canceled, flights were grounded and a rugby match was called off on Sunday after Britain experienced heavy snow fall in some areas.

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BRIEF-Verizon - Customers In Southern California Areas Hardest Hit By Wildfires Will Be Offered Free Unlimited Talk, Text And Data from Dec 7-Dec 10

* VERIZON -CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREAS HARDEST HIT BY WILDFIRES WILL BE OFFERED FREE UNLIMITED TALK, TEXT AND DATA FROM DEC 7 THROUGH DEC 10​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Alibaba, Ford to cooperate in search for new retail opportunities

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has signed a deal with Ford Motor Co to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail which could involve the sale of Ford cars on Alibaba's online retail platform Tmall.

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Alibaba to cooperate with Ford Motor for new retail opportunities

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's e-commerce giant Alibaba said on Thursday it signed an agreement with Ford Motor on strategic cooperation to jointly explore areas such as connectivity, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

healthNews reuters.com

Home births in rural areas just as safe as in cities

(Reuters Health) - Home births may not be more dangerous for healthy rural mothers than for their urban counterparts, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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Interior secretary urges size cuts, management changes to more monuments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday recommended President Donald Trump reduce the size and change the management of more national monuments in the western United States, and lashed out at critics of cuts already announced to protected areas in Utah.

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Interior secretary urges size cuts to more national monuments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday recommended President Donald Trump reduce the size of more national monuments in the western United States, and he lashed out at critics of cuts already announced to protected areas in Utah.

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Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, riling tribes, environmentalists

WASHINGTON/SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced big cuts to Utah's sprawling wilderness national monuments on Monday, angering tribes and environmental groups that want to keep the areas off limits to development.

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French bank Natixis bets on fixed-income, equity derivatives to grow Asia sales

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Natixis SA aims to boost Asia's share of its corporate and investment banking sales to more than 15 percent over the next couple of years, as the French bank expands in areas such as fixed-income and equity derivatives, its chief executive said.

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Syrian, Russian jets bomb residential areas in eastern Ghouta: witnesses, monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jets believed to be Syrian and Russian struck heavily crowded residential areas in a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus, killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens in the third week of a stepped-up assault, residents, aid workers and a war monitor said on Monday.

Syria nytimes.com

Help Assad or Leave Cities in Ruins? The Politics of Rebuilding Syria

Ravaged areas in the city of Homs, which look as if punched by a giant, are a testament to President Assad’s ruthless tactics, and to the enormous task, costs and political calculation of rebuilding.

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Protesters call for Trump to preserve Utah monument areas

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Reuters) - More than 5,000 people rallied on the steps of the Utah State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's expected shrinking of two national monument areas in the state.

China nytimes.com

China’s Next Potential Boom Spot: The Places People Overlook

New highways and trains and changes in farming are opening up the country’s poorer cities and rural areas, long laggards amid China’s torrid growth.

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Tropical storm kills at least seven in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka, bringing down trees across main roads and on houses, officials said on Thursday, warning of landslides and flooding in severely hit areas.

Bones nytimes.com

Air Pollution May Weaken the Bones

People living in polluted areas had higher rates of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

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Venezuela systematically abused foes in 2017 protests: rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela "systematically" abused anti-government protesters this year, two rights groups said on Wednesday, including through beatings, firing tear gas canisters in closed areas and forcing detainees to eat food tainted with excrement.

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Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level, warns of 'imminent' large eruption risk

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia raised its alert level for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the highest stage four on Monday and told residents to immediately evacuate areas near the summit, warning of the "imminent" risk of a larger eruption.

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Britain has 10-day "absolute deadline" to deliver on key Brexit issues: Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain has only 10 days left to deliver on all three areas of its divorce terms with the European Union if London wants to start talks on a transition period after Brexit and a future relationship, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said.

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Britain has 10 days to deliver on all key Brexit issues: Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain has only 10 days left to deliver on all three areas of its divorce terms with the European Union if London wants to start talks on a transition period after Brexit and a future relationship, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said.

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Tech still hedge funds' sweetheart sector: Goldman Sachs

LONDON (Reuters) - Tech stocks remain the largest net sector exposure for equity hedge funds, which are set to deliver their strongest returns since 2013, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday in a note on the industry's most and least favored areas of the market.

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Tech still hedge funds' sweetheart sector -Goldman Sachs

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Tech stocks remain the largest net sector exposure for equity hedge funds, which are set to deliver their strongest returns since 2013, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday in a note on the industry's most and least favoured areas of the market.

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Samsung Electronics to set up AI research center

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it would create an artificial intelligence (AI) research center and strengthen an executive role to look for new business areas for all its three major business groups.

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Samsung Electronics to set up AI research centre

SEOUL, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it would create an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre and strengthen an executive role to look for new business areas for all its three major business groups.

cnn.com

National historic site reopens after hurricane

By next week, two important areas of a national historic site in San Juan, Puerto Rico, damaged by Hurricane Maria will be open to visitors and back to normal operations.

Justice Department nytimes.com

How Trump’s Hands-Off Approach to Policing Is Frustrating Some Chiefs

The president says the Justice Department has meddled too much in policing. But even police chiefs in Republican areas are frustrated with his rollback.

Morocco nytimes.com

Morocco Food Stampede Leaves 15 Dead and a Country Shaken

Morocco has generally fared better than other countries in the region, but poverty is high in rural areas like the town where the stampede took place.

Syria nytimes.com

Marked for ‘De-escalation,’ Syrian Towns Endure Surge of Attacks

An accord that tried to curb attacks in rebel-held areas has been touted as a crucial step in ending the long civil war. But increasingly, that deal is failing.

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Mexico to offer license contracts in next Round Three onshore oil tender

MEXICO CITY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The next tender in Mexico's Round Three oil auction will offer license contracts for the onshore areas due to be offered, the country's energy regulator said after voting on an Energy Ministry proposal on Thursday.

cnn.com

13 dead in flash floods around Greece's capital

The death toll from flash floods that have devastated areas around the Greek capital Athens has hit 13, according to the region's fire department.

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U.S. biofuels policy contributes to global warming: study

(Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel mandates are contributing to global warming, boosting carbon emissions as farmers turn carbon-rich areas like wetlands and forests into cropland to grow corn, soy and wheat for biofuels production, a study presented on Wednesday said.

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Britain targets tech talent by doubling visa numbers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to double the number of visas available to exceptional workers in areas like digital technology and science to 2,000 to help retain an edge after Brexit.

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More than 60 killed in air strike on Syrian market town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from air strikes on a Syrian town in a "de-escalation zone" has risen to 61, a war monitor said on Tuesday, a demonstration of the fragile state of areas set up in attempt to ease the violence.

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Iraqi PM says 'will not wait forever' to take action on border areas

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he would take action soon over border areas under Kurdish control, but would regain them without violence.

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Special Report: Lead poisoning lurks in scores of New York areas

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning.

cnn.com

'The whole city has been destroyed'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled Tuesday to the areas worst hit by Sunday's devastating earthquake, where some residents say they are struggling to cope without basic necessities.

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Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food and water, battled the cold.

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Iran ends rescue operations, battles to shelter quake survivors: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday that rescue operations have ended in areas hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands of others, state television reported.

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Exclusive: South Sudan's government using food as weapon of war - U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir's government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Friday.

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Asian Stocks slip as U.S. tax doubts snap global winning streak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Friday on uncertainty about U.S. tax reforms after Senate Republicans unveiled a plan that differed from the House of Representatives' version in several key areas, including a delay in the timing of a corporate tax cut.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

House and Senate Have Big Differences to Bridge on Tax Plans

The House and Senate tax bills diverge in some key areas, suggesting a long road ahead to come to agreement on a final version.

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Pakistan shuts down last MSF facility in tribal areas

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan on Thursday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) to shut its last remaining facility in the impoverished tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, the health organization said.

cnn.com

Possible Trump-Putin meeting still under discussion, Tillerson says

US officials are still working to determine whether President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have sufficient areas of substance to discuss that would warrant a bilateral meeting in Vietnam this week.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump's limited appeal a warning sign for Republicans ahead of 2018 elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic election victories in Virginia and New Jersey showed Republicans losing more ground in suburban areas, where President Donald Trump's unpopularity could cost them dearly in next year's congressional races.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Suburbs Rebel Against Trump, Threatening Republicans in Congress

Suburban areas appear to be in open revolt against President Trump, with a coalition of educated whites and minorities shunning Republican candidates.

State Legislatures nytimes.com

Virginia Governor’s Race: What to Watch For

The governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey are the latest test of President Trump’s effects on voters in what used to be reliably Republican areas.

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Philippines to keep wary eye on new Chinese dredger

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines expressed concern on Monday about China's testing of a massive dredging ship, saying it would track its activities closely, despite Beijing's assurances it would not develop areas where it has competing claims with Manila.

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Amazon to end Fresh grocery delivery service in some areas

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is ending its Fresh grocery delivery service for select areas, though it continues to operate in more than a dozen cities from Los Angeles to Tokyo, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Amazon to end Fresh grocery delivery service in some areas

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is ending its Fresh grocery delivery service for select areas, though it continues to operate in more than a dozen cities from Los Angeles to Tokyo, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited areas riven by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country to escape a brutal military crackdown.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine as Rohingya exodus in spate

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday visited areas riven by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country to escape a brutal military operation launched in late August.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine border district: witness

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited areas hit by conflict in the western state of Rakhine on Thursday for the first time since attacks by militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority two months ago sparked a refugee crisis.

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BRIEF-Spirit Aero says actively evaluating multiple potential deals - Conf call‍​

* Says actively evaluating multiple potential deals, with target areas including Airbus content and military content

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World Bank approves $400 million to rebuild liberated Iraqi areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Tuesday approved $400 million in additional funding to help rebuild services to Iraqi areas recaptured from Islamic State militants after a three-year military campaign, the global development bank said.

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Assad sets sights on Kurdish areas, risking new Syria conflict

BEIRUT (Reuters) - With Islamic State near defeat in Syria, Damascus is setting its sights on territory held by Kurdish-led forces including eastern oil fields, risking a new confrontation that could draw the United States in more deeply and complicate Russian diplomacy.

cnn.com

Fear inside Niger's ambush zone

The convoy's progress is painstaking, the tracks it follows barely defined, at times though open terrain, at times through the thick wooded areas that worry the soldiers most. It makes ideal cover for an ambush, so they dismount and advance on foot before calling their vehicles forward.

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German parties start to find common ground in coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Parties seeking to form Germany's next government found common ground in areas of social policy and digital infrastructure on Monday, but remain far apart on issues that provoked stormy clashes last week.

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Syrian army, allies step up attacks on last militant bastion in Deir al-Zor city

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army, supported by Russian jets and Iranian-backed militias, escalated bombing on Sunday of areas of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor still held by Islamic State.

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In Kenya, polarizing election re-run rekindles ethnic tensions

MUHORONI, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's repeat presidential election, boycotted this week by millions, has reignited long-running tensions between ethnic communities in some areas, leading inhabitants of one small village in the west to pick up traditional arms on Saturday.

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In Kenya election re-run, polling incomplete and next steps uncertain

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyans who boycotted a repeat presidential election voiced relief on Saturday after authorities indefinitely delayed further attempts to hold the vote in some opposition areas due to the risk of violence.

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Special delivery: Automakers make plug for electric vans

TOKYO (Reuters) - In the rush toward electric vehicles, automakers are increasingly sparing a thought for the humble delivery van, an often overlooked segment with big growth potential given tightening pollution restrictions in urban areas.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Some Schools Reopen in Puerto Rico, Making Do Without Power

Teachers and students hugged, shared storm stories, and tried to get back to learning in the least hard-hit areas after a month lost to Hurricane Maria.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Democrats Lack Strong Challengers for Some Vulnerable G.O.P. House Seats

The party is struggling to recruit candidates in working-class areas, and it might have too many challengers in the most affluent districts.

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UPDATE 2-Germany's coalition-seeking Greens and liberals find common ground on tax

BERLIN, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The two parties that are in talks to join German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in government inched closer together in one of the most bitterly contested policy areas on Monday, brightening prospects for a coalition.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac sees 16 pct rise in October mortgage delinquencies in hurricane-affected areas

* Freddie Mac- expect damage from hurricanes to lead to growth in demand for housing in nearby areas not affected by hurricanes‍​

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BRIEF-Amazon says customers in select areas to be able to order takeout using Amazon app

* Amazon.Com - Expanded Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover POS stations located in the Northeastern United States and Seattle area‍​

environmentNews reuters.com

Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas

OSLO (Reuters) - Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Where Internet Orders Mean Real Jobs, and New Life for Communities

Vast warehouses are being built, fueling a demand for lower-skilled workers and reviving areas that once relied on manufacturing.

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China says will guide private capital into higher growth areas

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will introduce measures aimed at guiding private investment into areas that have a higher growth potential, a senior official with the state planning agency said on Saturday.

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

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Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is collaborating with AT&T Inc to deliver limited internet connectivity to the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico through its "Project Loon" balloon project.

cnn.com

Study: Insect populations in Germany decline 75%

A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world's crop production and natural ecosystems.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: The White House Sees Only Dollar Signs in the Arctic

With subterfuge and an ear for those who can gain financially, the administration pushes to drill oil and mine gold in fragile areas.

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Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish-held areas in Mosul's Niveveh's province

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces took control on Tuesday of areas previously held by Kurdish forces in Mosul's Nineveh province, in northern Iraq, a military statement said on Wednesday.

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Alphabet to develop high-tech site in Toronto: sources

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc, the owner of Google, will announce plans to help develop a section of Toronto's waterfront on Tuesday, in the biggest project disclosed so far by its Sidewalk Labs unit that is using new technologies to develop high-tech urban areas.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Iraqi Troops Retake All Oil Fields Held by Kurds Since 2014

The move was part of a push by Baghdad to secure control of all disputed areas claimed by the Kurds, who voted for independence from Iraq last month.

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As China's leaders gather, market reform hopes fade

BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping's rule in China has been marked by a muscular stance in many areas – from corruption to foreign policy - but investors and business leaders hoping that the nation’s most powerful leader in decades will drive market reforms are girding for disappointment.

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Syrian refugees should return to calmer areas: Lebanon president

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon can no longer handle vast numbers of Syrian refugees, its president said on Monday, urging world powers to help them return to the calmer parts of their war-torn homeland.

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Wells Fargo brokerage to return $3.4 million for risky products

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A brokerage industry regulator on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to return $3.4 million (2.56 million pounds) to customers after selling them inappropriate investment products, the latest sign that a culture of problematic sales practices has bled into areas outside its consumer bank.

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo brokerage to return $3.4 mln for risky products

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A brokerage industry regulator on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co to return $3.4 million to customers after selling them inappropriate investment products, the latest sign that a culture of problematic sales practices has bled into areas outside its consumer bank.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Stranded by Maria, Puerto Ricans Get Creative to Survive

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, people across the island, especially those in remote areas, are improvising ways to stay alive.

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Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gains

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces took control of "vast areas" in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions.

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Iraqi forces take control of 'vast areas' in Kirkuk region: state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces took control of "vast areas" in the oil-rich region of Kirkuk without opposition from Kurdish Peshmerga, state TV said on Monday.

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Pentagon identifying new areas to pressure Iran, reviewing plans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it was identifying new areas where it could work with allies to put pressure on Iran in support of President Donald Trump's new strategy, which promises a far more confrontational approach to Tehran.

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New energy vehicles top China's list of subsidy questions for U.S.

GENEVA (Reuters) - China sent the World Trade Organization 50 questions about U.S. subsidy programs on Friday, asking for more information on federal and state support for new energy vehicles, industrial energy efficiency, agriculture and in other areas.

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U.S. retail sales surge, driven by autos and gasoline purchases

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in 2-1/2 years in September likely as reconstruction and clean-up efforts in areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma boosted demand for building materials and motor vehicles.

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Taiwan seeks to build soft power with retooled southbound policy

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is seeking to boost its regional soft power by throwing its weight behind dozens of companies investing around Asia and by promoting areas such as education and tourism as it looks to reduce its economic reliance on China.

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U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved $36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and other areas that have suffered recent disasters.

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BRIEF-Verizon extends data relief for customers in areas impacted by Northern California wildfires

* Verizon says ‍is extending its initial data relief offer for customers impacted by wildfires in Northern California by three days, through October 15 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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As US House weighs $36.5 billion disaster relief, Trump slams Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed back against federal aid for Puerto Rico as the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to weigh $36.5 billion in emergency relief for the U.S. territory and other hurricane-hit areas as well as fire-ravaged California.

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U.S. House to vote on $36.5 billion disaster relief package

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected on Thursday to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit areas such as Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as California, struck by devastating wildfires.

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Syrian army battles Islamic State in al-Mayadin town: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have captured areas of Islamic State-held al-Mayadin in eastern Syria, a Hezbollah-run military news outlet reported on Thursday, in an advance into the jihadist group's main urban base of operations in Syria.

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Emirates willing to cooperate with rival UAE airline Etihad

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Emirates [EMIRA.UL] is open to cooperation with rival Etihad Airways in areas including procurement, its president Tim Clark said on Wednesday, adding a full merger between the pair was unlikely but up to the owners.

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Emirates says open to cooperation with rival UAE airline Etihad

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Dubai-based airline Emirates is open to cooperation with rival Etihad Airways on areas including procurement, its president Tim Clark said, adding a full merger between the pair was unlikely but up to the owners.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Why Big Cities Thrive, and Smaller Ones Are Being Left Behind

Population is a growing source of economic cleavage, as larger metropolitan areas adapt better to the disruptions arising from trade and technology.

companyNews reuters.com

CSX resumes rail operations to U.S. Gulf Coast areas following Nate

Oct 9 (Reuters) - CSX Corp said on Monday it has fully resumed operations into New Orleans, Louisiana and other U.S. Gulf Coast areas following the landfall of Hurricane Nate over the weekend.

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Hezbollah leader says U.S. actions aiding Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the United States was serving the interests of Islamic State by preventing the Syrian army and its allies advancing in some areas of eastern Syria.

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Eleven injured in car crash near London museum, terrorism ruled out

LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven people were injured on Saturday when a car collided with pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum, in one of the capital's busiest tourist areas, but police doused fears it was a terrorist attack, saying it was a road traffic incident.

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ready to enter northwest Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army rebel groups are ready to enter insurgent-controlled areas of northwest Syria with the backing of Turkish forces, a senior official in the Liwa al-Mutasem group, which is participating in the operation, said on Saturday.

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Kinder Morgan Canada kills request linked to Trans Mountain pipeline

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd on Friday withdrew its request to install anti-fish-spawning mats in construction areas for its embattled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, potentially delaying the C$7.4-billion ($5.91-billion) project.

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Evacuations in New Orleans as storm that killed 25 approaches

MANAGUA (Reuters) - New Orleans evacuated some residents from areas outside its levee system as Tropical Storm Nate swirled toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 25 people in Central America.