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Philadelphia refiner's woes pose test for U.S. biofuel policy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The worsening financial condition of East Coast oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions will present a new test for America's controversial biofuels policy, legal experts say, revealing whether the government can collect a massive biofuels-related debt from a company in distress.

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Emirates A380 orders allow Airbus to maintain minimum production - COO

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Bregier said on Friday that Emirates' latest order for up to 36 A380 aircraft worth $16 billion at list price would allow the European planemaker to maintain a minimum production level of the superjumbo.

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‘Trump’s Racism Is a Rallying Cry for Us’: Miami Haitians See Opportunity in an Insult

The president’s disparagement of Haiti reminded some of the longstanding stigma Haitians face. Others hope the insults will increase voter turnout.

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France to launch international group targeting toxic gas attacks

UNITED NATIONS/PARIS (Reuters) - France has asked some 30 countries to work together to preserve evidence of chemical weapons attacks and impose sanctions on those responsible after Russia ended an international inquiry into who is to blame for using toxic gas in Syria.

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Pentagon considers rewriting its rules for using nukes

The Pentagon is considering recommending a change in policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons that could potentially open the door to a US nuclear response to a massive cyberattack, according to a defense official familiar with a draft of the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review who cautions it is not final.

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Emirates hands Airbus A380 superjumbo a lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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U.S. jobless claims fall to 45-year low

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to the lowest level in 45 years, but the decline likely overstated the health of the labor market as data for several states were estimated.

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Emirates hands Airbus A380 superjumbo lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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Emirates hands A380 superjumbo lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

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Under threat: Cyber security startups fall on harder times

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wave of cyber attacks by criminals, spies and hacker activists should make these heady days for U.S. cyber security startups.

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App is being blamed for unwanted pregnancies

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French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles

PARIS (Reuters) - A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.

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FDA to speed review of medical products for use by military

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed the development and review of medical products needed by the military, such as freeze-dried plasma that could prevent wounded troops from bleeding to death.

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Uber to introduce mandatory rest breaks for UK drivers

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday its British drivers will have to take a six-hour break after they have accepted and made trips with passengers totaling 10 hours as the taxi app responds to criticism over excessive working hours.

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Chelsea Manning files for US Senate run

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who spent several years in prison for leaking classified information, has filed to run as a Democratic candidate for Senate in Maryland.

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North Korea says IOC is considering South Korea's proposal for united women's hockey team: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said it is considering South Korea's proposal for a united female hockey team, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

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Kroger considers buying online wholesaler Boxed for up to $500 million - source

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Grocery chain Kroger Co has considered buying online wholesaler Boxed, according to a person familiar with the matter, as more shoppers place food orders online and as competition with Amazon.com Inc heats up.

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Ex-mobile phone industry executive gets five years for text message scam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former mobile phone industry executive was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of defrauding cellphone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.

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BRIEF-Biofrontera AG Files For U.S. IPO Of Up To $21.6 Million

* BIOFRONTERA AG FILES FOR U.S. IPO OF UP TO $21.6 MILLION – SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Huami Corp Files For U.S. IPO Of Up To $150 Million

* HUAMI CORPORATION FILES FOR U.S. IPO OF UP TO $150 MILLION – SEC FILING

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Trump blamed Obama for UK embassy move, but Bush made the call

President Donald Trump blamed his decision not to visit the UK on a "bad deal" cut by the Obama administration over the relocation of the US embassy in London.

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Explainer: Investors to scour outlooks for U.S. companies' tax cut plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Corporate results for 2017's final quarter will start pouring in next week and are expected to be laden with one-time charges as U.S. companies begin to cope with tax code changes, including a one-time tax on trillions of dollars in profits held overseas.

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EXPLAINER-Investors to scour outlooks for U.S. companies' tax cut plans

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Corporate results for 2017's final quarter will start pouring in next week and are expected to be laden with one-time charges as U.S. companies begin to cope with tax code changes, including a one-time tax on trillions of dollars in profits held overseas.

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Walmart hikes minimum wage, announces layoffs on same day

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the U.S. tax code and competes for low wage workers in a tight labor market.

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Dropbox files confidentially for U.S. IPO: source

(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, a source close to the matter said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Dropbox files confidentially for U.S. IPO - source

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, a source close to the matter said on Thursday.

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Lower taxes and tight labor market prompt Walmart to hike U.S. wages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the U.S. tax code and competes for low wage workers in a tight labor market.

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With a lower tax bill in sight, Walmart to raise its U.S. minimum wage

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the U.S. tax code, the company said on Thursday.

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HHS nominee chimes in on his Medicaid stance

Nominee for US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said he would advise President Trump to keep his word and not cut Medicaid.

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Britain, France, Germany plead for U.S. to preserve Iran deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain, France, Germany and the European Union made a joint call to the United States to protect the Iran nuclear pact, saying Tehran had a right to benefit from the lifting of sanctions tied to it.

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BRIEF-Deere & Co Says Dec Retail Sales For U.S. And Canada Ag Combines Were Up More Than Industry‍​

* DEERE & CO SAYS DEC 2017 RETAIL SALES FOR U.S. AND CANADA AG COMBINES WERE UP MORE THAN THE INDUSTRY‍​

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California mudslides kill 15, more feared dead in deluge

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and scanners dug through waist-deep mud in an affluent stretch of California's coast on Wednesday, hunting for up to two dozen people missing after mudslides swept through the coastal community and killed at least 15.

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Ohio man indicted for using 'Fruitfly' malware to spy on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man was charged in a 16-count indictment on Wednesday for allegedly using malware known as "Fruitfly" to surreptitiously record people by secretly taking over their computer cameras and microphones, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Boeing unveils prototype for unmanned electric cargo air vehicle

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Wednesday unveiled a prototype for an unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing cargo air vehicle (CAV) that the planemaker said will be used to test it's autonomous technology.

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Fifteen dead, up to two dozen missing, after California mudslides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and thermal-imaging equipment searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for up to two dozen people missing after rain-driven mudslides swept through the coastal community, killing at least 15.

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Road to bitcoin ETF paved with red tape

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The going is getting tough for U.S. companies hoping to win the race to bring a bitcoin exchange-traded fund to market.

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U.S. pharma execs expect deals to pick up after tax overhaul

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Trump administration's tax overhaul should accelerate major acquisitions by drugmakers in 2018 after a slow year for deals in 2017, according to senior executives from some of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers. The $1.5-trillion bill, which U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law in December, lowers the income tax rate for U.S. companies to 21 percent from 35 percent, encourages them to repatriate cash, and modifies numerous deductions. Brent Saund

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Opinion: Grand Canyon not a place for uranium mining

The Grand Canyon is a great natural treasure, one of the most recognizable and revered landscapes on earth. And yet, despite its universally beloved status, it is threatened by the Trump administration. A recently released government report reveals that President Donald Trump and his Cabinet are considering lifting the ban on uranium mining on the federally owned public lands that surround Grand Canyon National Park.

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Former Arizona sheriff Arpaio says he'll run for U.S. Senate

(Reuters) - Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff and a close ally of President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday he would run for the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake.

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Former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio says running for U.S. Senate

(Reuters) - Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday he was running for the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake.

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'Is that it?' No new start for UK's May with reshuffle

LONDON (Reuters) - It was meant to be a fresh start to put a year of gaffes, scandals and an ill-judged election behind Britain's Theresa May, but so far it only seems to have made matters worse.

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Trump Takes Field at College Football Championship Game

The president’s appearance seemed intended to emphasize his furious critique of athletes for using football games as a place for protests.

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Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the U.S. weapons industry, going beyond the limited assistance they currently provide, officials said.

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Oprah for president? Winfrey fans urge White House run after #MeToo speech

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey fans lit up Twitter on Monday with calls for her to run for U.S. president after the entertainment star gave an inspiring "new day" speech at an awards show in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

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BRIEF-Baxter To Acquire Recothrom, Preveleak For Upfront Payment Of About $153 Mln

* BAXTER ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO BROADEN PORTFOLIO OF INNOVATIVE SURGICAL PRODUCTS

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H&M apologizes for using black child to sell 'coolest monkey' hoodie

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Britain's May clear she wants Brexit deal that works for UK: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear she wants to negotiate a Brexit deal that works for the whole of the United Kingdom and does not believe it is time for a second referendum on independence for Scotland, her spokesman said on Monday.

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Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger role on arms sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the American weapons industry, going beyond the assistance they currently provide, U.S. officials said.

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New leader of South Africa's ANC calls for unity as rift over Zuma widens

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The new leader of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President Jacob Zuma.

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UPDATE 1-Celgene to buy Impact Biomedicines for up to $7 billion

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. biotech pharmaceutical firm Celgene Corp said on Sunday that it had agreed to acquire Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 billion, subject to certain milestones associated with regulatory hurdles and sales performance.

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Peru's Fujimori calls for unity after controversial pardon

LIMA (Reuters) - Recently pardoned former president Alberto Fujimori called for Peruvians on Saturday to set aside their "grudges" in order to unite against violence and crime, appealing to his right-wing political base two days after being freed from prison by a presidential pardon.

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The Look: A Place for Us to Skate

Unity is a queer skateboarding collective in California, designed as a haven from the sometimes-hostile environment the sport has fostered.

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BRIEF-Syncordia Technologies And Healthcare Solutions Announces Signing Of A Debt Term Sheet For Up To $16.5 Million

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Syncordia Technologies And Healthcare Solutions Corp:

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To Get a Loved One’s Face, a Lifelike Mask in Return

NYU surgeons hope a 3-D printed reproduction will encourage people to donate the faces of dying family members for use as transplants.

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Ohio Republican Mandel drops run for U.S. Senate seat vs Brown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio's Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel has ended his bid to unseat the state's Democratic U.S. senator, Sherrod Brown, citing his wife's health, Mandel said in a news release posted on the Cincinnati Enquirer website.

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U.S. factory orders rise for fourth straight month

(Reuters) - New orders for U.S.-made goods increased in November for a fourth straight month, but business spending on equipment appeared to be cooling after robust growth in 2017.

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Theresa May Apologizes for Delays in Britain’s Health System

A day after denying there was a problem, the prime minister acknowledged the frustrations of waiting for up to 12 hours to see a doctor or nurse.

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U.S. jobless claims rise, data for several states estimated

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight week last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions as data for several states, including California, were estimated.

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Column: For U.S. retirees, rising interest rates a double-edged sword

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. interest rates finally are on the rise after a decade stuck near zero - and that should be good news for retirees who need yield on safe investments like certificates of...

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The Case for Using a Paper Planner

Your life doesn’t have to fit entirely on your phone. Writing it down can better keep you on track.

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AmEx to post fourth-quarter loss on $2.4 billion hit from tax legislation

(Reuters) - American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a $2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

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UPDATE 1-AmEx to post 4th-qtr loss on $2.4 bln hit from tax legislation

Jan 3 (Reuters) - American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a $2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

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AmEx to post 4th-qtr loss due to $2.4 bln hit from tax legislation

Jan 3 (Reuters) - American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a $2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

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UPDATE 1-Spotify makes confidential filing for U.S. IPO -source

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify has filed confidentially with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering and is targeting a direct listing in the first half of 2018 that would allow some longtime investors to cash out, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Spotify makes confidential filing for U.S. IPO: source

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify has filed confidentially for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is moving ahead with a direct listing in the first half of the year, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Phys Ed: Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us?

Lean people were especially responsive to exercise’s effects on the bacterial makeup of our guts.

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Iran's leader blames enemies for unrest as death toll rises

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused the country's enemies on Tuesday of stirring unrest, as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 21.

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BP sets $1.5 billion charge for U.S tax changes but sees long-term boost

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP will take a one-off $1.5 billion charge to adjust to new U.S. tax rules, but expects a long-term boost from the corporate-friendly tax rates, it said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 4-BP sets $1.5 bln charge for U.S tax changes but sees long-term boost

* Both firms see lower tax having positive impact (Adds Exxon, Chevron comment)

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Ryanair applies for UK license to shore up routes before Brexit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair recently applied for a British air operating license in a move it said on Tuesday may be required to keep its small domestic UK service operating in the event of a hard Brexit.

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BRIEF-Orca Finalizes Terms for US$130 Mln Investment by Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania)

* ORCA EXPLORATION FINALIZES TERMS FOR US$130 MILLION INVESTMENT BY SWALA OIL & GAS (TANZANIA) PLC IN THE ORCA GROUP

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HeidelbergCement sees negative effect from U.S. tax reform for 2017

FRANKFURT, Jan 2 (Reuters) - HeidelbergCement expects the U.S. tax reform to have a negative effect of around 200 million euros ($241 million) on its balance sheet for 2017, the German cement maker said on Tuesday but affirmed its guidance for underlying profits.

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North Korea's Kim 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.

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North Korea's Kim says 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.

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UPDATE 1-Ramen price-fixing class action headed for U.S. trial

Dec 29 (Reuters) - A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss antitrust class action litigation accusing two big South Korean ramen producers of conspiring to fix prices in the United States, clearing the way for a trial.

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Wall Street set to end the year on dour note

(Reuters) - Losses in technology and financial stocks weighed on Wall Street on the last trading day of 2017, in what has been a banner year for U.S. shares.

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Wall Street drifts lower on last trading day of 2017

(Reuters) - A slide in Apple and Goldman Sachs' shares pulled Wall Street lower on the last trading day of 2017, in what has been a banner year for U.S. stocks.

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Ramen price-fixing class action headed for U.S. trial

Dec 29 (Reuters) - A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss antitrust class action litigation accusing two big South Korean ramen producers of conspiring to fix prices in the United States, clearing the way for a trial.

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Goldman to take one-time $5 billion hit to profit from new tax law

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it expects fourth-quarter earnings to decrease by about $5 billion, as the bank looks to take advantage of a new tax law that makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

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RPT-UPDATE 2-Goldman to take one-time $5 bln hit to profit from new tax law

Dec 29 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it expects fourth-quarter earnings to decrease by about $5 billion, as the bank looks to take advantage of a new tax law that makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

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UPDATE 2-Goldman to take one-time $5 bln hit to profit from new tax law

Dec 29 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it expects fourth-quarter earnings to decrease by about $5 billion, as the bank looks to take advantage of a new tax law that makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

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UPDATE 6-SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for Uber shares

Dec 28 (Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a large number of shares of Uber Technologies Inc in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion, Uber said on Thursday, in a victory for new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi.

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UPDATE 5-SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for Uber shares

Dec 28 (Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a large number of shares of Uber Technologies Inc in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion, Uber said on Thursday, in a victory for new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi.

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SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for Uber shares

(Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a large number of shares of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion, Uber said on Thursday, in a victory for new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi.

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UPDATE 4-SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for Uber shares

Dec 28 (Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a large number of shares of Uber Technologies Inc in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion, Uber said on Thursday, in a victory for new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi.

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SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds at discounted price: WSJ

(Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a more than 15 percent stake in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds at discounted price -WSJ

Dec 28 (Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a more than 15 percent stake in Uber Technologies Inc after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds: WSJ

(Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will go ahead with the purchase of a major stake in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds -WSJ

Dec 28 (Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will go ahead with the purchase of a major stake in Uber Technologies Inc after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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U.S. jobless claims steady in latest week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week and the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.

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At an Air Show in China, Drones, Not Jets, Are the Stars

China makes the world’s most popular drones. The country’s passion for unmanned flying machines runs deep — and starts at an early age.

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Olympics: Evacuation plans in place for U.S. skiers, boarders

(Reuters) - United States Ski & Snowboard have emergency evacuation plans in place for athletes, coaches and officials should a "nightmare scenario" unfold during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the head of Global Rescue told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Obesity, poverty help explain higher diabetes risk for U.S. blacks

(Reuters Health) - Even though black adults are more likely to develop diabetes than white adults, the increased risk is largely due to obesity and other risk factors that may be possible to change, a U.S. study suggests.

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Creditors seek bankruptcy for U.S. media entrepreneur Sillerman

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Creditors of American media entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman are seeking to force the onetime billionaire into bankruptcy to try and collect on a $7.36 million judgment against him, according to court documents.

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Tech We’re Using: A World of Deal Making, Gleaned With an iPhone X

Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter in London, discussed his favorite tech tool — an iPhone X — and British norms for using the gadget socially.

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Axel Springer in talks to buy Israel's Zap -source

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Private equity firm Apax Partners is in talks to sell Israeli shopping comparison website Zap to German publishing firm Axel Springer for up to 500 million shekels ($144 million), a source close to the matter said, confirming media reports.

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BRIEF-PagSeguro Digital Files For U.S. IPO Of Up To $100 Mln

* PAGSEGURO DIGITAL LTD FILES FOR U.S. IPO OF UP TO $100 MILLION – SEC FILING

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UPDATE 1-Australia's WorleyParsons, Navitas to incur charges for U.S. tax overhaul

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Australian engineering firm WorleyParsons Ltd and education provider Navitas Ltd said on Wednesday they would incur one-off charges following the recently passed tax legislation in the United States.