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BRIEF-Charter Court to sell interest Charter Mortgage Funding 2017-1

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Charter Court Financial Services Group Plc:

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Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent.

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Ryanair wants to buy parts of Austrian airline Niki

VIENNA (Reuters) - Irish airline Ryanair said on Monday it had contacted the Austrian administrator of insolvent holiday airline Niki to express its interest in buying some of its assets.

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Shell to acquire 43.8 pct interest in Silicon Ranch

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Monday it would acquire a 43.8 percent stake in the solar company Silicon Ranch Corp from investment manager Partners Group, as part of its new energies power portfolio.

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BRIEF-Shell To Acquire 43 Pct Interest In U.S. Solar Business

* SHELL - ‍ AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE 43.83% INTEREST IN U.S. SOLAR COMPANY SILICON RANCH FROM FUNDS MANAGED AND/OR ADVISED BY PARTNERS GROUP​

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BRIEF-Saeta Yield Confirms Potential Interest From Brookfield

* CONFIRMS POTENTIAL INTEREST FROM AN AFFILIATE OF BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Your Money Adviser: Pay Down Those Credit Cards, Before Rates Rise Further

With the holidays behind us, now is the moment to wipe out balances — before interest rates continue their climb.

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UPDATE 2-Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of growing conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.

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Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.

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Your Money: With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?

The new tax law removes the ability to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Will schools ask less of families, and should parents even use the loans to pay for school?

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Canadian Whisky’s Long-Awaited Comeback

Interest in all kinds of whiskeys has spurred a new wave of distilleries, and a renewed respect for a distinctive spirit.

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UPDATE 1-Goldman thwarts fraud class action tied to Abacus CDO--US appeals court

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said a shareholder lawsuit accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc of fraudulently claiming to put client interests before its own when creating risky subprime securities before the financial crisis, including a collateralized debt obligation known as Abacus, cannot proceed as a class action.

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Goldman thwarts fraud class action tied to Abacus CDO: U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said a shareholder lawsuit accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc of fraudulently claiming to put client interests before its own when creating risky subprime securities before the financial crisis, including a collateralized debt obligation known as Abacus, cannot proceed as a class action.

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PNC Financial fourth quarter profit more than doubles

(Reuters) - PNC Financial Services Group Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest income and consumer loan growth and the U.S. regional lender also...

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JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; debt trading down

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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PNC Financial profit more than doubles in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - U.S. regional lender PNC Financial Services reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest income and consumer loan growth.

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UPDATE 1-PNC Financial profit more than doubles in Q4

Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. regional lender PNC Financial Services reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest income and consumer loan growth.

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JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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UPDATE 1-JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

Jan 12 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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BRIEF-JPMorgan Sees New Revenue Recognition Accounting Rule To Increase FY2018 Revenue, Expense By About $1.2 Bln

* JPMORGAN CHASE & CO - EXPECT FIRMWIDE Q1 2018 NET INTEREST INCOME TO BE MODESTLY LOWER QOQ DUE TO THE IMPACT OF TCJA AND DAY COUNT‍​

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Analysis: Trump's 56 most memorable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview

President Donald Trump sat for an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. While the interview was quickly eclipsed by Trump's comment that immigrants were coming from "shithole countries," it is still a very interesting read.

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BP, Shell, Goldman express interest in filling Indian oil stockpile - govt report

* BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Goldman Sachs, Trafigura, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. have expressed interest in filling India's strategic oil reserve at Padur in the southern Karnataka state - government report

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Is Partisan Gerrymandering Legal? Why the Courts Are Divided.

Diverging decisions this week by federal judges in North Carolina and Pennsylvania are certain to draw the Supreme Court’s interest as it mulls whether to curtail partisan gerrymandering.

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BRIEF-Live Nation Entertainment Acquires Majority Stake In Frank Productions

* LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT - TO ACQUIRE MAJORITY INTEREST IN FRANK PRODUCTIONS, INDEPENDENT CONCERT PROMOTER IN U.S.​

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Canada takes U.S. to WTO, U.S. says case helps China

GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade complaint against the United States, the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday, in a dispute that Washington said would damage Canada's own interests and play into China's hands.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Short-term Brazilian yields up on inflation data

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Yields on short-term Brazilian interest rate futures inched up on Wednesday as higher-than-expected inflation data for 2017 drove traders to trim bets on two additional interest rate cuts. The benchmark IPCA index for last year rose more than the highest forecast in a Reuters poll of economists, though it still missed the official target range for the first time ever. Short-term yields rose in the wake of the report as traders di

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BRIEF-Sumtra Diversified Entered Binding LoI To Acquire 100% Interest In Mjardin Group

* SUMTRA DIVERSIFIED INC - ENTERED BINDING LETTER OF INTENT TO ACQUIRE A 100% INTEREST IN MJARDIN GROUP

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Meryl Streep jokes Mariah Carey 'stole' her Globes seat

The Golden Globes were way more interesting than we knew.

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JPMorgan's Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a 'fraud': Fox

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a 'fraud' but added that he still is not interested in the cryptocurrency at all, he said in an interview on Fox Business on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-JPMorgan's Dimon Regrets Saying Bitcoin Is A 'Fraud' - Fox‍​

* JPMORGAN CHASE CEO JAMIE DIMON REGRETS SAYING BITCOIN IS A 'FRAUD,' BUT STILL ISN'T INTERESTED IN IT - FOX‍​ Source text for Eikon: [ID:http://fxn.ws/2CVFdKk] Further company coverage:

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Blackstone's new insurance unit targets $100 billion in assets

(Reuters) - Blackstone Group wants to quadruple to $100 billion the assets it manages at its new unit for insurers as it seeks to boost returns for firms struggling under low interest rates, the unit's newly appointed chief said on Monday.

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Blackstone's new insurance unit targets $100 bln in assets

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group wants to quadruple to $100 billion the assets it manages at its new unit for insurers as it seeks to boost returns for firms struggling under low interest rates, the unit's newly appointed chief said on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Group says Venezuela bonds should trade minus interest

NEW YORK, Jan 8 (IFR) - Emerging markets trade group EMTA on Monday recommended that Venezuela's sovereign bonds be traded flat or without accrued interest, the way bonds in default are typically traded.

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U.S. offers drillers nearly all offshore waters, but focus is on eastern Gulf

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has proposed opening up nearly all of America's offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, but the industry says it is mainly interested in one part of it, now cordoned off by the Pentagon: the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

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UPDATE 2-UK financial watchdog fines, bans ex-RBS Libor trader

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog said on Monday it had fined former Royal Bank of Scotland interest rate derivatives trader Neil Danziger 250,000 pounds ($338,000) and banned him from working in any regulated financial activity.

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Cerberus sees room in Germany for Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank-Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Cerberus Chief Executive Stephen Feinberg has told the German government that he is not interested in a merger of Deutsche Bank and smaller rival Commerzbank, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Monday, citing several people familiar with the matter.

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Scientists explore surprising alternative to light bulbs

The connection between people and plants has long been the subject of scientific interest. Recent studies have found positive effects.

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As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t

The president will cast himself as a friend to farmers in a speech on Monday, but his position on trade and some parts of the new tax law threaten to undercut their interests.

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Kushner’s Financial Ties to Israel Deepen Even With Mideast Diplomatic Role

An Israeli insurance company’s previously undisclosed $30 million investment in Jared Kushner’s family company could fuel the perception of conflicts of interest.

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UK PM May says Trump committed to best interests of United States

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she believed U.S. President Trump was committed to the best interests of the United States, when asked about an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office.

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Williams paints benign picture of Fed rate hikes, strong U.S. economy

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates three times this year given the already strong economy will get a boost from tax cuts, and can tighten more or less aggressively if needed, a key U.S. rate-setter said on Saturday.

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Editorial: Pakistan, the Endlessly Troublesome Ally

The country has played a double game, accepting American funding while backing militants who protect Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and Kashmir.

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U.S. EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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Lawmaker: Trump has dictator's impulse

Rep. André Carson (D-IN) says that President Donald Trump "doesn't have the right to issue directives" to the Justice Department to protect his personal interests after Trump said he had an "absolute right" to do what he wants with the DOJ.

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EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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WRAPUP 5-U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages up

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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Wall Street shrugs off weak December jobs data, extends gains

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes extended their new year rally on Friday after weak December U.S. jobs data raised expectations that the Federal Reserve would stick to its policy of gradual interest rate hikes in 2018.

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Amid Calls from Trump, F.B.I. Renews Questions Over Clinton Foundation

Career prosecutors shut down the case in 2016 over lack of evidence. The new interest comes as Mr. Trump has taken the highly unusual step of calling for investigations into political rivals.

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Wall Street higher as investors shrug off weak December jobs data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes rose to record highs on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December lifted hopes that the Federal Reserve would stick to its policy of gradual interest rate hikes in 2018.

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U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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WRAPUP 4-U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages up

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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WRAPUP 3-U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages rise

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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U.S. job growth slows in December; wages increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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BRIEF-Brookfield Business Partners to buy 75 pct controlling interest in Schoeller Allibert

* BROOKFIELD BUSINESS PARTNERS TO ACQUIRE CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SCHOELLER ALLIBERT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOELLER GROUP

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Solid U.S. job growth expected in December; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers likely maintained a brisk pace of hiring in December while increasing wages for workers amid growing confidence in the economy, which could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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WRAPUP 1-Solid U.S. job growth expected in December; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. employers likely maintained a brisk pace of hiring in December while increasing wages for workers amid growing confidence in the economy, which could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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U.S. private payrolls growth accelerates; jobless claims up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in December and planned layoffs by American-based companies fell sharply, pointing to sustained labor market strength that likely keeps the Federal Reserve on course to increase interest rates in March.

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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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BRIEF-Taylor Morrison Home announces pricing of public offering of class A common stock

* TAYLOR MORRISON HOME CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK, USING PROCEEDS TO PURCHASE INTERESTS FROM ITS EQUITY SPONSORS, AND ADDITIONAL CONCURRENT REPURCHASE FROM ITS EQUITY SPONSORS

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Washington state sues Motel 6 for sharing guest data with immigration agents

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Motel 6 was sued on Wednesday by Washington state's attorney general, who accused the discount hotel chain of illegally providing guest lists to U.S. immigration authorities, knowing of their interest in people with "Latino-sounding" names.

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BRIEF-CNX Resources Acquires Noble Energy's General Partner Interest In Cone Midstream Partners Lp

* CNX RESOURCES CORPORATION ACQUIRES NOBLE ENERGY'S GENERAL PARTNER INTEREST IN CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP; BOARD APPROVES AMENDED GAS GATHERING AGREEMENT WITH CNX; CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP RENAMED CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP (NYSE: CNXM); CNXM WILL HOST CO

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BRIEF-Starbucks Says UPEC And PCSC Assumed 100 Pct Ownership Of Starbucks Operations In Taiwan For About $175 Mln

* STARBUCKS - ON DECEMBER 31, 2017, UPEC AND PCSC ACQUIRED STARBUCKS 50% INTEREST IN PRESIDENT STARBUCKS COFFEE TAIWAN LIMITED‍​

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Auto Sales End a 7-Year Upswing, With More Challenges Ahead

The decline in 2017 came as fuel prices and interest rates began to turn higher.

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Public interest group sues Justice Department for release of FBI messages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A public interest group sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday, demanding a quicker response to a request for internal communications about a decision to show some reporters private text messages between two FBI officials who worked for special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Traders keep bets on two Fed rate hikes after release of minutes

Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest-rate futures fell slightly on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's December meeting suggested policymakers were by and large confident that they will need to raise rates further this year.

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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UPDATE 1-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018

The most interesting Senate race in 2018 might have nothing to do with whether Republicans or Democrats control the chamber after this year's midterm elections.

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Britain interested in joining Trans-Pacific trade deal after Brexit: FT

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is interested in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc after it leaves the European Union, the Financial Times newspaper said.

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BRIEF-Strata-X Energy Says Pre-Empted Third Party Offer To Buy Out Magnum Power And Gas's 25 Pct Interest In Serowe CSG Project

* STRATA-X ENERGY - CO HAS PRE-EMPTED A THIRD PARTY OFFER TO BUY OUT MAGNUM POWER AND GAS'S 25% INTEREST IN SEROWE COAL SEAM GAS PROJECT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-NGL Energy Partners Expects To Close Previously Announced $200 Mln Sale Of Certain Retail Propane Assets To DCC LPG On March 31, 2018

* NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP PROVIDES UPDATE ON DEBT REDUCTION AND INTEREST SAVINGS

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Asian factories end robust 2017 on mixed note; central banks seen hiking slowly

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia's factories ended a strong 2017 on a mixed note, with activity at multi-year highs in Taiwan and India and surprisingly picking up in China, but contracting in some places in a sign regional interest rate hikes likely will be gradual.

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Asian factories end 2017 on mixed note; central banks seen hiking slowly

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia's factories ended a strong 2017 on a mixed note, with activity at multi-year highs in Taiwan and surprisingly picking up in China, but contracting in some economies in a sign that any interest rate hikes in the region will be slow and gradual.

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Personal Health: They Took On the Food Giants — and Won

For decades, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has worked to influence public policy on nutrition.

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Siemens to gauge interest of state funds in Healthineers IPO: CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens will test the appetite of sovereign wealth funds ahead of the planned listing of its healthcare unit Healthineers next year, its chief executive told a German weekly, possibly to secure anchor investors for the flotation.

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Siemens to gauge interest of state funds in Healthineers IPO-CEO

FRANKFURT, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Siemens will test the appetite of sovereign wealth funds ahead of the planned listing of its healthcare unit Healthineers next year, its chief executive told a German weekly, possibly to secure anchor investors for the flotation.

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BRIEF-Fortress Paper Announces $5 Mln Credit Agreement

* FORTRESS PAPER LTD - LOAN PROVIDED BY CREDIT AGREEMENT WILL MATURE ON DEC 30, 2020 AND WILL ACCRUE INTEREST AT A RATE OF LIBOR PLUS 5.75% PER ANNUM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Gold soars toward largest annual gain since 2010 on dollar boost

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold extended its rally to a three-month high on Friday, leaping toward its biggest one-year rise in seven years as a wilting U.S. dollar, political tensions and receding concerns over the impact of U.S. interest rate hikes fed into its rally.

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Gold breaks above $1,300/oz on way to best year since 2010

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold hit its highest in 2-1/2 months on Friday and remained on track for its biggest annual rise since 2010 as a wilting dollar, political tensions and receding concerns over the impact of U.S. interest rate hikes fed into its rally.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Australia's Crown Resorts signs several deals to cut debt

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Australian casino operator Crown Resorts said on Thursday it had signed several deals to divest assets to cut debt, including selling interest in a site on the Las Vegas Boulevard for $300 million.

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Current, former Singapore transit employees charged in $7.3 million cheating scheme

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Current and former employees of Singapore's SMRT were charged in court on Friday of duping the transit operator into awarding millions of dollars of contracts to companies in which they had a financial interest.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies gain on U.S. data in thin trading

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Most Latin American currencies firmed on Thursday after data showing a widening U.S. trade gap offset figures demonstrating a continuingly firm labor market. Traders closely track U.S. economic data in search of clues to the pace of U.S. interest rate increases in coming months. Though employment has shown signs of consistent strength, mixed reports on economic activity have fueled bets that the Federal Reserve will be slow in tig

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One bidder still interested in buying airline Niki, Lauda pulls out

VIENNA (Reuters) - One bidder is left in what was a four-party competition to take over Air Berlin's insolvent Austrian airline Niki, its administrator said in an emailed statement on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Yangtze River Development To Buy All Interests Of Wuhan Economic Development Port‍

* YANGTZE RIVER DEVELOPMENT - ON DEC 26, CO ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH SHAREHOLDERS OF WUHAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PORT TO BUY ALL INTERESTS OF WUHAN ‍

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'Black Mirror' returns solid, with some cracks

Rating "Black Mirror" against its own creative resume, the latest batch of a half-dozen installments -- which Netflix will drop right before New Year's -- offers more of a mixed bag than usual, with two or three standouts and the rest conceptually interesting but rather ho-hum affairs.

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CORRECTED-Republican tax plan to dent U.S. home sales next year (Dec. 22)

Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. home sales will likely take a hit next year as middle-class Americans receive fewer perks under an overhaul of U.S. taxes and face rising home prices and interest rates, industry experts said.

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Should Trump get credit for stock market?

Harvard University economics professor Ken Rogoff says Trump can take some credit for the performance of the stock market, but most of the success is due to the uptick in the global growth and low interest rates.

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For More Than 300 Afghan Children, Many Older Than 5, Home Is Mother’s Cellblock

Orphanages that could help house the children are packed, and there has been little international interest in addressing the issue.

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Trump Promised to Kill Carried Interest. Lobbyists Kept it Alive.

White House officials say their one tax bill regret is not killing the carried interest loophole. A group of lobbyists set out to ensure the tax break survived.

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Republican tax plan to dent U.S. home sales next year

(Reuters) - U.S. home sales will likely take a hit next year as middle-class Americans receive fewer perks under an overhaul of U.S. taxes and face rising home prices and interest rates, industry experts said.

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BRIEF-Overstock.Com Subsidiary Tzero To Take 24 Pct Interest In StockCross Financial

* OVERSTOCK.COM SUBSIDIARY TZERO TO TAKE 24% INTEREST IN STOCKCROSS FINANCIAL

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North Korea says new Trump security strategy seeks 'total subordination of whole world'

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security strategy unveiled this week is a "criminal document" that seeks the "total subordination of the whole world to the interests of the U.S.," North Korea's foreign ministry said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Western Investment Company Of Canada To Acquire 75% Interest In Ocean Sales Group Ltd

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Western Investment Company Of Canada Ltd :

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METALS-London copper drifts from near two-month top

MELBOURNE, Dec 21 (Reuters) - London copper slipped on Thursday from a near two-month high hit the session before on year end profit-taking, with prices supported by a softer dollar and a sturdy demand outlook from China. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper edged down by 0.2 percent to $7033.50 a tonne by 0154 GMT, as traders took profits after prices jumped to the highest in nearly two months at $7070.50 on Wednesday, when prices closed up 1.5 pct. * OPEN INTEREST: Ope

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson weighs the evidence of UFOs vs the hype

There has been a lot of talk about the existence of aliens and UFOs following reports that the Pentagon has researched them, but astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't convinced, or frankly, interested.

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Canada's Trudeau contravened ethics rules with visit to Aga Khan island

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened some conflict of interest rules when he accepted a vacation last year on a private island belonging to the Aga Khan, the country's ethics watchdog said on Wednesday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies mostly weaken as U.S. tax plan advances

By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Most Latin American currencies weakened on Wednesday after a plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code advanced in Congress, fueling expectations of faster interest rate hikes in coming months. The Republican-led U.S. Senate approved sweeping tax legislation in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, sending the package back to the House of Representatives for a final vote later in the day. Tax cuts could lift U.S. inflation and force the Federal R

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BRIEF-Canacol Energy Sells Interest In Ecuador Oil Consortium For Cash Proceeds Of $36.4 Million

* SELLS INTEREST IN ECUADOR OIL CONSORTIUM FOR CASH PROCEEDS OF US$ 36.4 MILLION

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Wall Street eases as investors look past tax revamp

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as excitement over the likelihood of a tax code revamp was offset by concern over its effect on years of monetary policy stimulus and the future of interest rates.