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Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.

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Takata has resolved most objections to its U.S. bankruptcy: lawyer

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - A lawyer for Takata Corp's U.S. business, bankrupted by a recall of faulty air bags, indicated on Friday that the company is on the verge of receiving court approval for its reorganization and $1.6 billion sale of its non-air bag businesses.

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Takata has resolved most objections to its U.S. bankruptcy -lawyer

WILMINGTON, Del, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Takata Corp's U.S. business, bankrupted by a recall of faulty air bags, indicated on Friday that the company is on the verge of receiving court approval for its reorganization and $1.6 billion sale of its non-air bag businesses.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Saving Winter Is More Than About Snow. It’s About Jobs.

Aggressive action on the climate is essential to save the sports celebrated at the Winter Games and the businesses that depend on them.

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Exclusive: Russia's En+ invites banks to pitch for $1 billion share sale - sources

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's En+ Group has invited international banks to pitch for the sale of $1 billion(721.60 million pounds) of shares in the company that manages the aluminum and hydropower businesses of Russian businessmen Oleg Deripaska, three sources said.

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California Today: California Today: How One Congressman Is Responding to Bad Press

Wednesday: A news site created by Devin Nunes, businesses caught in a bind over undocumented immigrants, and a guide for Valentine’s Day.

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Alibaba broadens offline reach with $865 mln Easyhome stake

BEIJING, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding will pay about 5.45 billion yuan ($866 million) for a 15 percent stake in China's Easyhome, a home improvement chain, as the internet giant expands its investments in offline and retail businesses.

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Australia's big banks focus on job cuts as inquiry looms

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's big banks are responding to a revenue crunch by cutting jobs and other costs, prompting fears on the eve of an inquiry into their businesses that the industry's tarnished reputation is about to take another hit.

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Amazon tests delivery in Los Angeles, shipping shares sink

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is testing a program to ship its sellers' goods, sending shares in FedEx and UPS tumbling even though analysts and the companies played down any near-term threat to the two global delivery businesses.

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Shares of UPS, FedEx fall after report Amazon to launch delivery service

(Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp shares fell 2 percent on Friday, after a report said Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, which would directly compete with the U.S. package delivery companies.

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Canada regulator repeats call for weed firms to disclose U.S. risks

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian regulators on Thursday reiterated their call for listed cannabis producers with U.S. businesses to clearly disclose risks of operating there, and warned of potential punishment if U.S. federal anti-marijuana laws are more strictly enforced.

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Uber, Yandex complete ride services merger

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uber and Russia's Yandex have completed a deal to combine their ride-sharing businesses in Russia and neighboring countries, Yandex said on Wednesday.

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GlaxoSmithKline sees light at end of Advair tunnel

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline sees growth strengthening over the next few years as the drugmaker weathers increased competition in its core respiratory and HIV businesses that could cause earnings to dip this year.

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GSK cautious on 2018, as drug competition looms, after fourth-quarter beats

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday its earnings could slip this year, after a better-than-expected performance in the fourth quarter, as the drugmaker faces increased competition in its core respiratory and HIV businesses.

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Russia's Putin to discuss environment with Russian metals tycoons

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet metals tycoons whose businesses are located in the region of Krasnoyarsk, which the President is visiting today, to discuss local residents' ecological concerns, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

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U.S. states join forces on fintech licenses

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Banking regulators of seven U.S. states have agreed to simplify the way financial technology companies can apply for licenses, in a bid to make it easier for businesses to offer their services nationwide.

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Apple, Cisco team up with insurance companies to offer cyber policy discounts

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and Cisco Systems Inc have teamed up with insurer Allianz SE to offer discounts on cyber insurance to businesses that primarily use equipment from both technology companies, they said on Monday.

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This year's nasty flu is costing businesses billions

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Treasury warns of wide impact if U.S. sanctions Russian debt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said in a report submitted to Congress this week that expanding sanctions on Russia to include new sovereign debt would have "negative spillover effects" on global financial markets and businesses.

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Treasury warns of wide impact if U.S. sanctions Russian debt: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said in a report submitted to Congress that expanding sanctions on Russia to include new sovereign debt would have "negative spillover effects" on global financial markets and businesses, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

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BRIEF-Home Capital Announces Successful Completion Of Sale Of Non-Core Businesses

* HOME CAPITAL ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF SALE OF NON-CORE BUSINESSES INCLUDING PAYMENT SERVICES INTERACTIVE GATEWAY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Google's G Suite is no Microsoft killer, but still winning converts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has struggled for years to get big businesses to embrace G Suite, its hip alternative to Microsoft Office.

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Activist investors' demands rejected more in 2017: data

BOSTON (Reuters) - Corporate chiefs said "no" more often to activist investors in 2017 who approached them with ideas on how to run their businesses and demands to sit on their boards, new data from...

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Market services business boosts Nasdaq's quarterly profit

(Reuters) - Exchange operator Nasdaq Inc posted a fourth-quarter profit, helped by higher revenue at its market services and non-trading related businesses.

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Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’

One of Africa’s richest cities is threatening to turn off the taps to its four million residents, cutting off homes and most businesses.

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Will 1,500 Street Cameras Be a Wet Blanket in New Orleans?

Residents wonder whether the city’s freewheeling appeal will suffer if bars, clubs and other businesses are required to install street-facing security cameras that the police can monitor.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. businesses optimistic on China growth, bemoan unfair treatment

* Report says U.S. companies more confident China will open up

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U.S. businesses optimistic on China growth, bemoan unfair treatment

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. companies are more confident China will further open up to foreign investment in coming years, a top business lobby said on Tuesday, but it cautioned that an "astounding" three-quarters of its members do not feel welcomed by the Chinese government.

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BRIEF-GKN Has Had Several Approaches For Individual Businesses- FT,Citing Sources

* GKN, FACING A HOSTILE 7 BILLION STG BID FROM MELROSE INDUSTRIES, HAS HAD SEVERAL APPROACHES FOR INDIVIDUAL BUSINESSES- FT,CITING SOURCES Source http://on.ft.com/2nfC0LC

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REFILE-An aspirin a day, as Trump tells European corporate bosses at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 26 (Reuters) - European corporate bosses outdid each other in bragging about their U.S. businesses to President Donald Trump at a dinner late on Thursday, who responded by saying he likes German elevators and takes an aspirin a day.

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Consumers, businesses seen buoying U.S. economic growth in fourth-quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy likely maintained a brisk pace of growth in the fourth quarter, driven by an acceleration in consumer and business spending, which could set it on course to attain the Trump administration's 3 percent annual growth target this year.

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WRAPUP 1-Consumers, businesses seen buoying U.S. economic growth in Q4

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. economy likely maintained a brisk pace of growth in the fourth quarter, driven by an acceleration in consumer and business spending, which could set it on course to attain the Trump administration's 3 percent annual growth target this year.

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Ford buys transport services startups Autonomic, TransLoc

DETROIT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday said it will buy transportation software companies Autonomic Technologies Inc and TransLoc Inc for undisclosed sums as part of a strategy to expand ride services and transport businesses.

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These small businesses are psyched for Trump's new health plans

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UPDATE 1-Northrop revenue beats; sees lower taxes boost 2018 profit

Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly revenue helped by higher sales in its aerospace and mission systems businesses that make parts for the F-35 fighter jets, and said it expects a lower tax rate to boost earnings in 2018.

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Massachusetts federal prosecutor: opioids, not pot, are priority

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' new federal prosecutor said on Wednesday he will not rule out prosecuting marijuana businesses in a state that has legalized the drug, but stressed that his focus is on the opioid epidemic.

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CORRECTED-Siemens prepares for industrial software consolidation

BERLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Germany's Siemens is preparing for an eventual consolidation of platforms competing to provide businesses with factory software, said a management board member with responsibility for the digital factory division.

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Massachusetts federal prosecutor says opioids top pot as priority

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' new federal prosecutor on Wednesday said that he will not rule out prosecuting marijuana businesses in a state that has legalized the drug, but that his focus was on the opioid epidemic.

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EU calls on firms, governments to speed up privacy law preparation

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Businesses, regulators and governments have just over 100 days to get ready for the biggest shake-up of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet, the European Union executive said on Wednesday, in a reminder of how much work still needs to be done.

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Siemens prepares for industrial software consolidation

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Siemens is preparing for an eventual consolidation of platforms competing to provide businesses with factory software, its digital factory division head said.

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Abbott results beat on strong medical device business

(Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories' fourth-quarter results topped analysts' estimates on Wednesday, boosted by strong sales in its medical devices and generics businesses.

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In Year of the Dog, Malaysia plays down, skirts dog decorations

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Some Malaysian businesses are skirting around or playing down the portrayal of canines in Chinese New Year decorations this year, wary of offending the country's Muslim...

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UPDATE 1-Businesses warn of risks of tighter rules on U.S. foreign investment

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Proposals before the U.S. Senate and House to tighten rules on foreign investment into critical technologies could cause companies to take their research and development overseas to avoid scrutiny, critics said on Thursday.

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Businesses warn of risks of tighter rules on U.S. foreign investment

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Proposals before the U.S. Senate and House to tighten rules on foreign investment into critical technologies could cause companies to take their research and development overseas to avoid scrutiny, critics said on Thursday.

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WhatsApp inches closer to revenue plan with accounts for businesses

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Messaging application WhatsApp said on Thursday that it would begin allowing business accounts for the first time, a step that brings the free service closer to a plan that would make money for its corporate parent, Facebook Inc .

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UPDATE 2-BNY Mellon expects more severance charges in 2018, shares down

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Bank of New York Mellon Corp expects to book more severance charges in 2018, its chief executive said, as the custodian bank tries to cut costs and streamline its businesses.

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Wyndham Worldwide to buy La Quinta's hotel business for $1.95 bln

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Wyndham Worldwide Corp said on Thursday it would acquire La Quinta Holdings Inc's hotel franchise and management businesses for $1.95 billion in cash.

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American businesses can't find workers

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Exclusive: Activist investor Sachem Head pushes Whitbread to consider break-up - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Activist investor Sachem Head has asked Whitbread to consider a break up of its Costa Coffee chain from its hotels and restaurant businesses, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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MOVES-Julius Baer names new head of U.K businesses

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Swiss private banking group Julius Baer on Wednesday said it appointed Calum Brewster as head of U.K. regional offices, based in Edinburgh.

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Citi profit tops estimates; books $22 billion tax charge

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations as consumer businesses made up for lower revenue from bond and currency trading.

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PBOC official says China's centralized virtual currency trade needs to end: source

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese central banker says authorities should ban centralized trading of virtual currencies as well as individuals and businesses that provide related services, an internal memo from a government meeting seen by Reuters showed.

Corporate Social Responsibility nytimes.com

DealBook: BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

Laurence Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, the $6 trillion investment firm, plans to tell C.E.O.s in a letter that businesses must serve a social purpose.

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ICE pledges immigration crackdown on businesses. Here's what it looks like

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Toronto Suddenly Has a New Craving: Syrian Food

This already diverse city has welcomed thousands of Syrians and their cooking, supporting a small boom in food businesses.

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CORRECTED-MOVES-BNP Paribas makes senior appointments for EMEA businesses

Jan 11 (Reuters) - French banking group BNP Paribas on Thursday named Yannick Jung as head of global banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, based in Paris.

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Trump reluctant to waive Iran sanctions, eyes more curbs on businesses: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is privately reluctant to waive sanctions on Iran despite recommendations from advisers that he do so and will seek to make a decision during a meeting with national security aides on Thursday, a senior administration official said.

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 9

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 11 points on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * SHIRE: Shire ditched its revenue target of $20 billion by 2020 on Monday due to increased generic competition and new drugs from rivals, saying it would split its rare disease and hyperactivity medicines businesses to boost performance. * PSA JOBS: Peugeot-maker PSA will cut a further 250 jobs at its Vauxhall car plant in the north of England, reducing the wor

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Altice announces separation of U.S., European businesses

(Reuters) - Telecoms and cable group Altice NV , which is trying to cut debts of around 50 billion euros ($59 billion), said on Monday its board has approved plans to spin-off its U.S. unit.

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UPDATE 1-Altice announces separation of U.S., European businesses

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Telecoms and cable group Altice NV , which is trying to cut debts of around 50 billion euros ($59 billion), said on Monday its board has approved plans to spin-off its U.S. unit.

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No free pass for Massachusetts pot businesses from feds-prosecutor

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor will not rule out prosecuting businesses dealing in marijuana, he said on Monday, days after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era policy easing enforcement in states that legalized the drug.

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Massachusetts federal prosecutor will not rule out busting pot businesses

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor will not rule out prosecuting businesses dealing in marijuana, he said on Monday, less than a week after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era policy easing enforcement in states that legalized the drug.

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Shire cuts 2020 revenue target, prepares for spin-off of ADHD drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Shire ditched its revenue target of $20 billion by 2020 on Monday due to increased generic competition and new drugs from rivals, saying it would split its rare disease and hyperactivity medicines businesses to boost performance.

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U.S. top court turns away challenge to Mississippi LGBT law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended the first legal challenge to a Republican-backed Mississippi law that permits businesses and government employees to refuse to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people due to religious beliefs.

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Businesses cautious in installing patches to fix chip flaw

(Reuters) - Chances that a fix to a major microchip security flaw may slow down or crash some computer systems are leading some businesses to hold off installing software patches, fearing the cure may be worse than the original problem.

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WRAPUP 3-Businesses cautious in installing patches to fix chip flaw

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Chances that a fix to a major microchip security flaw may slow down or crash some computer systems are leading some businesses to hold off installing software patches, fearing the cure may be worse than the original problem.

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Intel downplays fears security patch will slow computers

(Reuters) - Intel Corp downplayed concerns that software updates to address security vulnerabilities in its computer chips will degrade performance of computers as businesses and consumers scrambled to figure out whether installing the patches would slow their machines.

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WRAPUP 2-Intel downplays fears security patch will slow computers

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Intel Corp downplayed concerns that software updates to address security vulnerabilities in its computer chips will degrade performance of computers as businesses and consumers scrambled to figure out whether installing the patches would slow their machines.

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EXPLAINER-Toshiba after the Westinghouse sale

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A $4.6 billion deal announced on Thursday to sell bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC will help its owner Toshiba Corp move a step closer to rebuilding its finances and focusing on smaller but more stable businesses.

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Marijuana businesses brace for investment chill as U.S. changes policy

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cannabis businesses across the United States said they are bracing for an investment slowdown following the U.S. Justice Department’s Thursday directive that will allow the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug.

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UPDATE 4-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 3-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 2-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 4-Trump administration rescinds Obama-era marijuana enforcement policy

* Trump previously said pot legalization "up to the states" (Adds federal funding restrictions on medicinal marijuana, California reaction, Trump's previous marijuana comments, banking relationships with marijuana businesses)

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Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Trump Proposes New Health Plan Options for Small Businesses

The Trump administration proposed new rules that could expand access to lower-cost insurance exempt from some requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Nursing Homes nytimes.com

Care Suffers as More Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Webs

On average, injury and complaint rates are higher, and staffs smaller, at for-profit facilities that outsource goods and services to their owners’ other businesses.

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BRIEF-Spectrum Brands Holdings To Explore Strategic Options For Its Global Batteries & Appliances Businesses

* SPECTRUM BRANDS HOLDINGS TO EXPLORE STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR ITS GLOBAL BATTERIES & APPLIANCES BUSINESSES

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Kenya regulator ditches plan to break up Safaricom: Business Daily

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's telecoms regulator has ditched a proposal to break Safaricom up into separate telecoms and financial services businesses due to its dominant size, Kenya's Business Daily newspaper said on Wednesday.

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Western Canada ice storms cause power outages during bitter cold spell

TORONTO (Reuters) - Some 36,000 homes and businesses in British Columbia lost power due to ice storms in western Canada on Saturday, and workers rushed to restore service before nightfall as forecasters predicted extremely cold temperatures across the nation.

Agriculture and Farming nytimes.com

Trump Rules: When Picking Apples on a Farm With 5,000 Rules, Watch Out for the Ladders

Produce growers represent a textbook example of what businesses describe as regulatory fatigue. President Trump is tapping into the discontent.

US Dollar (Currency) nytimes.com

Cash Might Be King, but They Don’t Care

A growing number of New York businesses do not accept U.S. currency, to the consternation of some and the indifference of others.

Debt Collection nytimes.com

China’s New Lenders Collect Invasive Data and Offer Billions. Beijing Is Worried.

Government officials are moving to curb a new generation of businesses that make personal loans online, amid concerns about privacy and rising debt.

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Putin says Russia should scrap profit tax on repatriated funds

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia should scrap the 13 percent profit tax on funds repatriated from abroad and renew an amnesty from penalties for businesses returning capital, as Washington moves toward tougher sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

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Accidentally killing migratory birds not a crime, Trump Administration says

(Reuters) - Energy companies and other businesses that accidentally kill migratory birds will no longer be criminally prosecuted, the Trump administration said Friday in a decision hailed by industry but denounced by environmental groups.

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In victory for Trump, judge tosses suit on foreign payments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York on Thursday threw out a lawsuit that had accused President Donald Trump of violating the U.S. Constitution by accepting foreign payments through his hotels and other businesses, handing him a major victory on an issue that has dogged him since even before he took office in January.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

The Can’t-Lose Way for Your Business to Pop: Add Bitcoin to Its Name

Businesses previously focused on making fitness apparel, cigars and beverages have rebranded themselves into virtual currency or blockchain companies.

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Boeing in tie-up talks with Brazil's Embraer

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Planemakers Boeing Co and Embraer SA are discussing a "potential combination of their businesses," the companies said on Thursday, in a move that could consolidate a global passenger jet duopoly.

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UPDATE 3-Boeing in tie-up talks with Brazil's Embraer

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Planemakers Boeing Co and Embraer SA are discussing a "potential combination of their businesses," the companies said on Thursday, in a move that could consolidate a global passenger jet duopoly.

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Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] should be classified as a transport service and regulated like other taxi operators, the European Union's top court said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday that could impact other online businesses in Europe.

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Australia's Westpac to sell Hastings' UK, U.S. business to Northill

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Westpac Banking Corp said on Wednesday its unit, Hastings Management Pty, will sell its international businesses managed out of the United Kingdom and United States to London-based asset manager Northill Capital.

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Businesses like investment tax breaks, but will they spend?

(Reuters) - Jerry Zeitler says a sweeping Republican tax overhaul will encourage him to take a bigger bite next year out of his $3 million wish list of new equipment for the metal-stamping operation he runs outside Cleveland.

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Payment processor Total System Services to buy Cayan for $1.05 billion

(Reuters) - Total System Services Inc (TSYS) on Monday said it would buy payment technology firm Cayan for $1.05 billion in cash to expand its offerings to small and mid-sized U.S. businesses.

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UPDATE 2-Payment processor Total System Services to buy Cayan for $1.05 bln

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Total System Services Inc (TSYS) on Monday said it would buy payment technology firm Cayan for $1.05 billion in cash to expand its offerings to small and mid-sized U.S. businesses.

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Majority of Peruvians want president ousted, poll finds

LIMA (Reuters) - A majority of Peruvians want embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to leave office, a poll showed on Sunday, as his approval ratings plummeted to new lows following revelations that businesses tied to him received payments from Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Tax Bill Would Curb Breaks for Sexual Abuse Settlements

Companies will have to pay more in taxes if they use nondisclosure agreements, but experts say it isn’t likely to deter businesses from seeking confidentiality.

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Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate, voting next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic U.S. tax overhaul - debt-financed cuts for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans - and picked up crucial support from two wavering senators ahead of planned votes by lawmakers early next week.

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Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate: summary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans' final tax legislation proposes cutting taxes as expected for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans, according to a summary seen by Reuters on Friday, with decisive votes expected next week in a critical moment for the party and President Donald Trump.

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Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.

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UPDATE 1-Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.