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BRIEF-Del Monte Pacific announces sale by U.S. unit of its Sager Creek business for US$55 mln

* Deal for US$55 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Shares in HTC rise 9.96 percent on Google's Pixel buyout

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Shares in Taiwanese technology company HTC Corp rose 9.96 pct in early trading on Friday.

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BRIEF-Juno Therapeutics prices $250 million follow-on offering

* Juno Therapeutics- Announced pricing of its follow-on public offering of 6.1 million shares of its common stock at a price to public of $41.00 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Alliant Energy's Iowa Energy Company reaches partial settlement on pending rate review

* Alliant Energy's Iowa Energy Company reaches partial settlement on pending rate review

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BRIEF-Magnis Resources announces New York State Government's funding of unit's battery factory

* New York State Government provides funding package to unit for stage 1 production of lithium-ion battery gigafactory Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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REFILE-Fire disrupts Vale Fertilizantes plant in Brazil

BRASILIA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A fire disrupted operations at a Vale Fertilizantes plant in Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais on Thursday, the company said.

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BRIEF-Hit Technologies completes debt and equity financing

* Closed its non-brokered private placement of 3.2 million units at price of $0.05 per unit for gross proceeds of $157,500 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-RealPage expects $3-$4 mln of renter's insurance claims from hurricanes

* Portion of company's renters insurance operation is expected to be adversely affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

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BRIEF-Boeing, Turkish Industry establish aerospace initiative

* Boeing - ‍co , Turkish Airlines today announced airline's intention to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tiffany names Roger Farah as chairman in latest management shakeup

(Reuters) - Luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co on Thursday named Roger Farah as chairman, the latest management shakeup where outsiders have been brought in to give the iconic company a new look.

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Canadian GM strike spills over as layoffs hit other parts plants

MONTREAL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A strike that began Sunday at a Canadian General Motors Co plant is having a ripple effect, with the company temporarily laying off workers at three parts facilities on Thursday.

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BRIEF-EBay appoints Adriane Brown and Diana Farrell to board

* EBay Inc-apppointment of Adriane Brown and Diana Farrell to board on Sept 19 increases size of co's board of directors from 12 to 14 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2xm7L9M) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Scientific Games says if agreement with NYX Gaming is terminated co may be required to pay a termination fee

* Scientific Games Corp - if agreement with NYX Gaming is terminated under some circumstances, co may be required to pay NYX a termination fee of C$30 million Source text: [http://bit.ly/2xVrwIp] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Rexford Industrial files prospectus supplement​ with SEC

* Rexford Industrial- ‍In connection with commencement of continuous equity offering, co filed prospectus supplement​ with SEC - SEC filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2waOjeG] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Univar acquires Tagma Brasil

* Univar Inc says ‍its wholly owned subsidiary Univar Brasil Ltda has acquired stock of Tagma Brasil Ltda​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-HD Supply says board reduced its size effective with Lionel Nowell's resignation​

* HD Supply Inc says ‍on September 20, board reduced size of board from nine to eight members effective with Lionel Nowell's resignation​ - SEC filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2wKklxG] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Western Asset Mortgage Capital estimates its book value per share was about $10.97

* Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp - company estimates that its book value per share, as of August 31, 2017, was approximately $10.97​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-GGP Inc - CFO provides notice of intention to retire on March 2018‍​

* GGP Inc - on September 19, Michael Berman, EVP and CFO provided notice of intention to retire from company on March 1, 2018‍​ - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Alaris Royalty contributes additional $6.0 mln to Sandbox Acquisitions and additional $2.0 mln to C&C Communications​

* Alaris Royalty Corp - ‍Contributed an additional U.S. $6.0 million to Sandbox Acquisitions and additional U.S. $2.0 million to C&C Communications​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November’s presidential election.

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BRIEF-Snap spectacles hardware lab cuts some jobs, changes leadership - Bloomberg

* Snap spectacles hardware lab cuts some jobs, changes leadership - Bloomberg, citing sources Source : https://bloom.bg/2w98Nog Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Teamsters says about 1,300 employees who maintain UPS' air fleet filed request with NMB

* Teamsters says about 1,300 employees who maintain ups' air fleet filed request with nmb asking to be released from mediated contract negotiations with co Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CSX says operational performance continues to improve​ ‍despite impacts of Irma

* CSX Corp says "‍despite impacts of Irma, key service metrics show that CSX's operational performance continues to improve" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 3-Telia settles U.S., European bribery probes for $965.8 mln

NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Telia Co agreed to pay $965.8 million to settle U.S. and European criminal and civil charges that the Swedish phone company paid bribes to win business in Uzbekistan.

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BRIEF-Ingredion Inc increases size of board to 11 directors

* On September 15, 2017, board increased size of board from 10 directors to 11 directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Mutual fund giant Vanguard says hack at SEC won't hurt clients

BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group, the largest U.S. mutual fund company, said on Thursday that the hack into the Securities and Exchange Commission's electronic filings database will not hurt clients.

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BRIEF-Gardner Lewis Asset Management reports 5.8 pct stake in Shoretel Inc

* Gardner Lewis Asset Management reports a 5.8 percent stake in Shoretel Inc as of September 11, 2017 - SEC filing​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2w9hNts) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ralphs Grocery introduces pre-measured prepared meal kits called Prep+Pared

* ‍Ralphs Grocery Company says is introducing pre-measured and prepared meal kits, called Prep+Pared, in its stores​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Harvest Operations Corp announces closing of U.S. $285 mln 3% senior note offering

* Announces closing of U.S. $285 million 3 pct senior note offering Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-TDH Holdings shares open 58.8 pct above IPO price in debut

* TDH Holdings Inc shares open at $6.75 in debut on the NASDAQ versus IPO price of $4.25 Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Square increases size of board ten directors

* Square Inc says on September 18, 2017, the board of directors of Square increased the size of the board to ten directors‍​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hjkLsG) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Washington Trust Bancorp increases quarterly dividend

* Says dividend represents a one-cent per share increase over most recent quarterly dividend rate​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-L3 Wins EO/IR contracts valued at over $300 mln in orders year-to-date

* Says wins EO/IR contracts valued at more than $300 million in orders year-to-date​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Disney announces new president for Europe, Middle East, Africa organization

* Says Rebecca Campbell will assume role of president, Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East and Africa effective January 1, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Metsa board issue 250 million notes due 2027​

* ‍NEW NOTES MATURE ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2027, BEAR A FIXED ANNUAL INTEREST AT RATE OF 2.750 PER CENT AND HAVE AN ISSUE PRICE OF 99.664 PER CENT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-Brookline says if deal not consummated under some circumstances, First Commons Bank agreed to pay co termination fee of $2.2 mln‍​

* Brookline Bancorp says if deal not consummated under some circumstances, First Commons Bank agreed to pay co termination fee of $2.2 mln‍​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hlltCh) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Immersion appoints Hossam Bahlool as VP of marketing

* Immersion appoints Hossam Bahlool as vice president of marketing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Eagle Bancorp CEO Ronald Paul sells 3,672 shares of co's common stock on Sept 20

* Eagle Bancorp Inc CEO Ronald Paul reports sale of 3,672 shares of co's common stock on Sept 20 at $63.57 per share - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yrVGQt) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Orbital ATK launches PATRIOT Target Vehicle for missile defense test

* Orbital ATK successfully launches PATRIOT Target Vehicle for missile defense test Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cascade Dairy Holdings Inc completes acquisition of Columbia Basin Dairy Holdings

* Cascade Dairy Holdings Inc, formerly high performance beverages, announces the completion of its acquisition of Columbia Basin Dairy Holdings Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Polarityte announces closing of $17.75 mln above market private placement

* Polarityte announces closing of $17.75 million above market private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-InspireMD announces distribution agreement for CGuard EPS in Portugal

* InspireMD announces distribution agreement for CGuard(tm) EPS in Portugal Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Sphere 3D amends opus credit agreement

* Sphere 3D announces amendment of opus credit agreement to extend maturity date of credit facilities to March 31, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-ALJ Regional says Phoenix will pay $10 mln on Moore-Langen deal subject to adjustments

* ALJ Regional - As ‍consideration for Moore-Langen deal, Phoenix will pay $10 million in cash, subject to customary net working capital adjustments​ Source: (http://bit.ly/2w90U2a) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Celadon Group Inc files for non timely 10-K

* Celadon Group Inc files for non timely 10-K - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2fjkNAj) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Target Corp declares regular quarterly dividend

* Sets quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Eldorado unit says efforts to resolve dispute with Greece can bear fruit

ATHENS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A dispute between Eldorado Gold and Greece over the Canadian miner's investment in the country can be resolved, the chief executive of the company's Greek unit said on Thursday.

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Nestle to cut jobs at French skin health R&D center

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle plans to cut up to 450 jobs at a Galderma research and development center in southern France, the Swiss company said on Thursday, as it seeks to make the underperforming skin health business more efficient.

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BRIEF-Golar LNG has appointed Iain Ross to replace Oscar Spieler as CEO

* Oscar will remain with group, fulfil role of executive advisor & assist Ross until charterers Perenco and SNG accept FLNG Hilli Episeyo Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Shipper Golar LNG appoints Iain Ross as new CEO

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Shipping company Golar LNG Ltd said it has appointed Iain Ross as its new chief executive.

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Swisscom sets up blockchain unit to develop apps in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swisscom is establishing a new blockchain unit to develop applications, including for possible solutions to enable off-exchange trading, the Swiss government-owned phone company said on Thursday.

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Shipper Golar LNG appoints Iain Ross as new CEO

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Shipping company Golar LNG Ltd said it has appointed Iain Ross as its new chief executive officer.

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BRIEF-Merck KGaA's Bavencio drug wins EU approval for Merkel cell carcinoma

* European commission approves Bavencio (avelumab) for metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma For the full story: Further company coverage:

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Twitter to meet Congressional panel probing 2016 election

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc representatives will meet with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week in relation to inquiries into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a company representative said.

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 21

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 3 points at 7,274.6 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * ANGLO AMERICAN: Volcan Investments, the family trust of the chairman of diversified miner Vedanta, on Wednesday said it was increasing its stake in Anglo American but did not intend to make a bid for the entire company. * HOCHSCHILD MINING: Precious metals miner Hochschild Mining Plc is doubling down on efforts to find early-stage mining projects

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Twitter to meet Congressional panel probing 2016 US election

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc representatives will meet with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week in relation to inquiries into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a company representative said.

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What is at stake for Uber in U.S. bribery probe?

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. bribery investigation at ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will likely go on for a year or more and could lead to snowballing legal and compliance costs if lawyers find systemic problems.

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Equifax says server first compromised on March 10

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Wednesday that investigators had determined that an online dispute website at the heart of the theft of some 143 million consumer records was initially compromised by hackers on March 10, four months before the company noticed any suspicious activity.

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UPDATE 1-Equifax says server first compromised on March 10

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Wednesday that investigators had determined that an online dispute website at the heart of the theft of some 143 million consumer records was initially compromised by hackers on March 10, four months before the company noticed any suspicious activity.

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UPDATE 3-Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 bln deal

* HTC will continue to run its remaining phone business (Recasts with company statement, details of the deal)

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BRIEF-CRH to buy Ash Grove Cement for $3.5 bln

* Deal will be financed through existing financial resources Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Plan to ease U.S. firearm export rules may relieve gunmakers facing sales slump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A move by the Trump administration to make it simpler to sell small arms abroad may provide some relief to gun makers American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger & Company in an industry grappling with a deep sales slump since the election of President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 2-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Oasis Midstream Partners LP prices initial public offering

* Oasis Midstream Partners- Initial public offering of 7.5 million common units representing limited partner interests in partnership at a price of $17 per common unit Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Mexico's Pemex says gasoline, diesel supplies guaranteed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Mexico's state oil company Pemex said in a statement on Wednesday that its installations suffered no significant damage from an earthquake on Tuesday, adding that all its operations were normal.

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BRIEF-SRG enters North America JV agreement with Traylor Bros, Inc

* Entered into JV agreement to target dam strengthening market in U.S. & Canada with Traylor Bros, Inc Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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Braskem denies reports on merger of stock classes

BRASILIA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA said it is not studying a possible share restructuring, according to a securities filing late on Wednesday.

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FedEx raises TNT integration costs by $75 million: filings

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday its expects to incur roughly $350 million in integration costs related to its acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express during 2018, some $75 million higher than previous estimates.

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UPDATE 2-FedEx raises TNT integration costs by $75 mln -filings

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday its expects to incur roughly $350 million in integration costs related to its acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express during 2018, some $75 million higher than previous estimates.

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Dr Pepper Snapple cuts 2017 profit forecast on resin write-off

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Beverage maker Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc cut its full-year forecast as it expects to take a charge in the third quarter following a default by a company supplying resin to its Mexican operations.

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BRIEF-Pershing Square ‍says NAV per share as of 19 September 2017 was $16.87

* ‍PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 19 September 2017 was USD 16.87 / GBP 12.47​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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FedEx says financial drain from cyber attack to linger through 2018

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday a June cyber attack on its Dutch unit will continue to hurt revenue through its second fiscal quarter and fiscal full-year 2018 and force bigger investments in information technology.

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UPDATE 1-FedEx says financial drain from cyber attack to linger through 2018

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday a June cyber attack on its Dutch unit will continue to hurt revenue through its second fiscal quarter and fiscal full-year 2018 and force bigger investments in information technology.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's Temer says government not considering privatizing Petrobras

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Wednesday state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, a symbol of national sovereignty, would stay in public hands even as his government makes an aggressive privatization push.

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BRIEF-Rewalk Robotics files for offering of up to $15.0 mln of ordinary shares

* Rewalk Robotics Ltd - files for offering of up to $15.0 million of ordinary shares - SEC filing‍​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2hjXlA4] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tactile Systems Technology says elected Raymond Huggenberger to board

* Tactile Systems Technology Inc - on Sept 20, elected Raymond O. Huggenberger to board, filling a seat created by an increase in size of board effective sept 20 Source text: [http://bit.ly/2fbX4yo] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Thomas H Lee Advisors reports 6.95 pct passive stake in ABM Industries

* Thomas H Lee Advisors LLC reports 6.95 percent passive stake in ABM Industries Inc‍​ as of September 1, 2017 - SEC filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2xSaQS3] Further company coverage:

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Toys 'R' Us CEO sees future with smaller shops

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc will shrink its stores and revamp its bigger outlets through its bankruptcy process, which may end with the company's return to the public markets, Chief Executive David Brandon said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-IGT signs cross-licensing agreement with AGS

* International Game Technology - Under agreement, AGS can offer games including patented features from IGT portfolio, and will pay licensing fees to IGT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Washington state sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees

(Reuters) - Washington State's Attorney General on Wednesday sued private prison company Geo Group Inc for violating the state's minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants a one dollar a day or less for work they do while in detention at one of the company’s federal facilities.

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BRIEF-Tapimmune files for‍​ resale of 4.4 mln shares of common stock held by selling stockholders

* Tapimmune Inc - Files for‍​ resale 4.4 million shares of common stock which are currently held by selling stockholders - SEC filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2hjwILz] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Savaria appoints new director

* Caroline Bérubé's ‍appointment expands board to eight directors, five of whom are independent Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Church & Dwight files for potential mixed shelf; size not disclosed

* Church & Dwight Co Inc files for potential mixed shelf; size not disclosed - sec filing Source text : http://bit.ly/2hh8ZiE Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Eaton wins dismissal of shareholder lawsuit alleging securities fraud--US judge

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Eaton corp wins dismissal of shareholder lawsuit accusing company of securities fraud -- u.s. Judge INVESTORS CLAIMED THAT EATON MISLED THEM ABOUT A PLANNED STRATEGIC SHIFT AWAY FROM ITS TRADITIONAL VEHICLE AND AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS KOELTL SAYS INVESTORS FAILED TO SHOW EATON HAD A DUTY TO DISCLOSE HYPOTHETICAL TAX CONSEQUENCES OF A SPINOFF OF ITS AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS, WHICH NEVER TOOK PLACE U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE JOHN KOELTL IN MANHATTAN DISMISSES CLAIMS BROUGHT ON BEHALF OF INVEST

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Brazil's Temer says government not considering privatizing Petrobras

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Wednesday that despite his government's aggressive moves to privatize state companies, national oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, a symbol of national sovereignty, would remain under government control.

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Brazil cancels Abengoa's power transmission licenses -official

SAO PAULO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry has canceled nine licenses to build transmission lines that had been granted to Spain's Abengoa SA after the company abandoned construction works in 2015, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Ackman asks ADP's retail investors to back him in new video

BOSTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman on Wednesday spoke to Main Street stockholders, asking this less affluent but hugely influential group to help him win a proxy contest at human resources outsourcing company Automatic Data Processing Inc.

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BlackRock's Fink says he is committed to gender diversity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink on Wednesday said the largest asset manager must mirror its customers in terms of gender, in comments that come as the company has become more vocal about shareholder and activist efforts to boost workplace diversity.

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Yoko Ono won't let it be, forces 'John Lemon' drink to re-brand

LONDON (Reuters) - It wasn't exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company's new drink called "John Lemon".

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BRIEF-Accenture to open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta in 2018​

* Accenture says ‍will open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta in 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Yoko Ono won't let it be, forces "John Lemon" drink to re-brand

LONDON (Reuters) - It wasn't exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company's new drink called "John Lemon".

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General Mills profit misses as U.S. yogurt sales sour

(Reuters) - General Mills Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit as yogurt and cereal sales declined in North America, sending the company's shares down 9 percent to their lowest levels in nearly two years.

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BlackRock's Fink says he is committed to gender parity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink on Wednesday said he is committed to gender parity and that his company must mirror customers, especially with a large proportion of household wealth managed by women.

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BRIEF-Despegar.com shares open 11.5 pct above IPO price in debut

* Despegar.com shares open at $29.00 in debut on the NYSE versus IPO price of $26.00 per share Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Celcuity shares open 30 pct over IPO price in debut

* Celcuity shares open at $12.35 in debut on NASDAQ versus IPO price of $9.50 per share Further company coverage:

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Alibaba-backed Best jumps in debut after slashing IPO price

(Reuters) - Shares of Best Inc, a Chinese logistics firm backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, jumped in their market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company slashed its expected pricing range to stoke investor interest.

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Alnylam's genetic disease drug succeeds key study, shares soar

(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat a rare genetic disease cleared a key study, moving the company closer to filing a marketing application for the drug, which is part of a new class of medicines that block disease-causing proteins.