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Gunmen kill five police in attack on South African police station

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Gunmen killed six people in an attack on a police station in a small South African town on Wednesday, stealing quantities of weapons and a vehicle in what police were treating as a robbery.

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HSBC profit disappoints as CEO Gulliver bows out

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings reported a smaller than expected rise in annual profits and unveiled plans to raise up to $7 billion to bolster its capital, as CEO Stuart Gulliver hands over to a new leadership team on Tuesday.

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Watch Ping-Pong Make Its New York Philharmonic Debut

Table-tennis-playing soloists swing paddles, hand drums, small gongs and even a wine glass in Andy Akiho’s unconventional concerto, “Ricochet.”

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BRIEF-The Hartford Enters Renewal Rights Agreement For Foremost Insurance's Commercial Independent Agent Business

* THE HARTFORD ENTERS RENEWAL RIGHTS AGREEMENT FOR THE SMALL COMMERCIAL INDEPENDENT AGENT BUSINESS OF FOREMOST INSURANCE

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-LyondellBasell doubles plastics business with $2.24 bln Schulman deal

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Chemicals maker LyondellBasell Industries NV said it will buy smaller rival A. Schulman Inc for $2.24 billion, doubling the size of its business that supplies plastic compounds to the packaging, electronics and building markets.

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METALS-LME copper slips as dollar gains in holiday-thinned trade

MELBOURNE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - London metals started the week lower on Monday as a resurgent dollar dragged down prices from one-month highs hit the session before and the Lunar New Year holidays reduced liquidity. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had slipped by 0.6 percent to $7,189 a tonne by 0104 GMT, erasing small gains from the previous session when prices hit the highest since Jan. 15 at $7,253. Volumes were exceptionally light across the complex with

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Small earthquake hits Britain, strongest for 10 years

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was hit by its biggest earthquake in a decade on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England but no notable damage reported.

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Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday.

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Small earthquake felt in Wales, southern England

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 struck Britain on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England.

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U.S. FDA approves AstraZeneca's immunotherapy for lung cancer

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday granted approval for expanded use of AstraZeneca Plc's, immunotherapy drug, Imfinzi, to treat non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors can't be surgically removed.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Announces First NPL Sale Of 2018

* FREDDIE MAC - ‍$420 MILLION TRANSACTION FEATURES FOUR POOLS, INCLUDING AN EXTENDED TIMELINE POOL OFFERING TARGETING SMALLER INVESTORS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Eye and balance exercises may ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Reuters Health - People with multiple sclerosis who do balance and eye movement exercises may feel steadier on their feet and experience less fatigue and dizziness, a small trial suggests.

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Broad-basket commods funds post largest net inflow in seven years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisors and smaller retail investors, wary that inflation may be brewing again, ratcheted up their bets on funds in Morningstar's Commodities Broad Basket fund...

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Small aid convoy reaches besieged Syrian zone: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - An aid convoy of nine trucks carrying food, health and nutrition supplies for 7,200 people reached the besieged rebel-held Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent said on Twitter.

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BRIEF-GE Hitachi, Holtec Announce Deal To Accelerate Commercialization of SMR-160

* GE HITACHI AND HOLTEC ANNOUNCE COOPERATION TO ACCELERATE COMMERCIALIZATION OF SMR-160 SMALL MODULAR REACTOR

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Blue Apron ramps marketing back up, revenue drop smaller than feared

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc shares jumped 9 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday after the meal-kit maker reported a smaller-than-expected revenue drop and quarterly loss as a costly distribution hub switch forced it to slash marketing.

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What to Do When Laptops and Silence Take Over Your Cafe?

Faced with remote workers, small-business owners are scrambling for a strategy: Cultivate those customers, unplug the Wi-Fi — or both.

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For advertisers, Snapchat's got the kids

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social network Instagram has come to look more like rival Snapchat after copying some of its features, but marketers say Snapchat's younger audience and safeguards against poor placement drive enthusiasm for advertising on the smaller app.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Alfa reports smaller net loss in 4th qtr

MEXICO CITY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Mexican conglomerate Alfa, which competes in industries from food packaging to car parts to petrochemicals, on Monday reported a narrower net loss in the fourth quarter, hit by exchange rate losses.

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Small earthquake rattles China's capital, Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - A rare small earthquake rattled the Chinese capital Beijing on Monday, centered in an area just south of the city in the neighboring province of Hebei.

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Georgia police officer and suspect killed, two deputies wounded

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded on Friday in a small Georgia town by a gunman who was then killed, the county sheriff said.

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Policeman killed, two wounded in Georgia shooting

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded on Friday in a small Georgia town by a gunman who was then killed, the county sheriff said.

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Inside the small town hosting the Olympics

CNN's Ivan Watson takes a tour through Pyeongchang, South Korea, which is expecting around 2 million visitors during the Winter Olympics.

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China's Tencent to invest $474 million in Shanda Games

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd will invest 3 billion yuan ($474 million) in smaller peer Shanda Games, the target firm said in a statement to Reuters on Friday, a move that will boost Tencent's lead in the local video game market.

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China's Shanda Games says Tencent to invest $474 million

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd will invest 3 billion yuan ($474 million) in smaller peer Shanda Games, the target firm said in a statement to Reuters on Friday, a move that will boost Tencent's lead in the local video game market.

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A small asteroid will pass very close to Earth

An asteroid between 50 and 130 feet wide will fly by the Earth on Friday on a path closer than the moon's, NASA said this week.

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Far From Winding Down, Syria’s War Escalates on Multiple Fronts

The conflict has broken into several small wars, and the carnage is reaching a new peak, upending any assumptions it might be nearing an end.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

What’s Hidden in the Senate Spending Bill?

Tax breaks for horse owners, energy credits and a small college in Kentucky are among the provisions tucked into the Senate spending bill headed for a vote.

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Trivago takes aim at smaller hotels as online partners cut spend

(Reuters) - Hotel-search company Trivago NV is looking to increase the share of its business that comes from independent hotels and alternative types of accommodation at a time when its two dominant customers have reduced what they pay per click.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Facing Shutdown, Congress Set to Vote on Sweeping Budget Deal

The budget accord reached on Wednesday still faces opposition on the left and right, but it is chock-full of provisions, large and small, that should get it passed.

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Exclusive: U.N. chief plans major disarmament push but U.S. skeptical

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is to launch a major push for disarmament talks covering everything from nuclear and cyber war to small arms, braving certain U.S. resistance to such bold initiatives, officials and experts told Reuters.

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AIRSHOW-Govt policy constrains Embraer, Bombardier jet offerings in China

SINGAPORE/MONTREAL Feb 7 (Reuters) - Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc are targeting the Chinese market with a limited offering of smaller aircraft because regional airlines there are allowed to only operate jets with 100 seats or less, according to company executives.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Twitter: The New Nuclear Weapon

The Trump administration rolled out a strategy calling for smaller nuclear weapons.

The Friend (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Mourning With the Help of a Great Dane

In Sigrid Nunez’s charming new novel, “The Friend,” a woman in a small Manhattan apartment inherits a large dog from a man who committed suicide.

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Broadway’s Smallest Theater Is Reopening, This Time as a Nonprofit

Once named the Little Theater, the playhouse now known as the Helen Hayes is about to be reincarnated again.

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UPDATE 1-ADM in talks to buy Bunge as early as this week - Bloomberg

Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. grains trader Archer Daniels Midland Co could reach an agreement to buy smaller rival Bunge Ltd as early as this week, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. (https://bloom.bg/2Egl41h)

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Next-wave LNG terminals get smaller to offer flexible supply deals

VANCOUVER, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The liquefied natural gas market is growing every year, but the terminals that ship and receive the fuel are shrinking.

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Cellphones Are Still Safe for Humans, Researchers Say

New studies on rats and mice suggest that if there is any cancer risk from cellphones, it is small. But the case isn’t closed yet.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Devin Nunes’s Nothingburger

The congressman exposes a conspiracy so small …

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Bonuses After Tax Cut Don’t Always Live Up to Their Billing

Extra cash is always welcome, but payouts may be smaller and come with more strings attached than workers expected.

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Weaker estimates cast shadow over Visa's profit beat

(Reuters) - Visa Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, joining smaller rival Mastercard, as a solid holiday shopping season boosted transactions on its payment network.

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Lactalis’s Salmonella-Tainted Baby Formula: What Parents Should Know

The French dairy giant Lactalis has recalled more than 7,000 tons of infant formula potentially contaminated with bacteria that can have serious health consequences for small children.

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UPDATE 1-Visa profit beats on higher holiday season volumes

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Visa Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, joining smaller rival Mastercard, as a solid holiday shopping season boosted transactions on its payment network.

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Voices: Alone With My Husband’s Secret

As his world became smaller with depression, so did mine.

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On Soccer: Martin Odegaard’s Second Act on a Smaller Stage

Once soccer’s brightest young thing, Odegaard joined Real Madrid at age 16. But with playing time hard to come by, he moved to the Netherlands, seeking a different route to the top.

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Worsening southern Plains drought slows U.S. cattle herd growth

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Encroaching drought in the U.S. southern Plains contributed to the smallest rise in the nation's cattle population in three years, analysts said after the government's semi-annual cattle inventory report on Wednesday.

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Bikram yoga doesn’t need hot room to benefit heart health

(Reuters Health) - Bikram yoga, a series of 26 poses typically done in a sweat-inducingly hot room, may not need to be practiced at steam-bath temperatures to help improve blood vessel health, a small experiment suggests.

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Critic’s Notebook: Europe’s ‘Rising Star’ Musicians Give as Much as They Get

The Continent’s premier concert halls pick a small class to go on tour. But the venerable institutions may benefit as much as the up-and-comers.

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Comey: McCabe stood tall when 'small people' tried to 'tear down' the FBI

Hours after it was announced that Andrew McCabe would be stepping down from his post at the FBI, former FBI Director James Comey responded to the surprising early departure of the agency's deputy director on Twitter.

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How the Finance Industry Is Trying to Cash In on #MeToo

Small financial firms, backed by hedge funds, are angling for business from sexual harassment victims. The industry has a checkered history.

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Opinion: Why the French went nuts for Nutella

What one thing in this life is truly worth fighting for? Justice? Freedom? The love of a good man or woman? Or a small tub of brown gooey paste that tastes kind of like chocolate but also kind of like hazelnuts?

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Breast implants tied to increased risk of rare blood cancer

(Reuters Health) - Women who get breast implants may be more likely to develop a rare type of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a small Dutch study suggests.

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UPDATE 1-SMA Solar sees U.S. duties making only small dent in market

* SMA Solar shares reach 11-week high (Adds context on U.S. market, shares milestone)

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SMA Solar sees small hit to solar market from U.S. duties

FRANKFURT, Jan 26 (Reuters) - SMA Solar, Germany's largest solar group, expects the global solar market to take a small hit from import tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this week, it said on Friday.

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Trilobites: Billions of Plastic Pieces Litter Coral in Asia and Australia

Big and small pieces of plastic make coral more prone to disease, the researchers found, but it is possible to control the impact of coastal pollution on reefs.

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

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Trump says 'small version' of US embassy in Jerusalem will open next year

President Donald Trump said a small version of the US Embassy in Israel would open in Jerusalem next year.

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Exclusive: Small refiners hit EPA with surge of biofuel waiver requests: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than two dozen small U.S. refineries are seeking waivers from the nation's biofuels law, an unusually high number that reflects growing oil industry resistance to the program, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Hyundai Motor posts small profit rise, but sales, currency woes weigh

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor eked out a small 3 percent gain in quarterly net profit, but posted a fifth straight drop in annual earnings as a stronger local currency and weak U.S. and Chinese sales eroded the automaker's bottom line for 2017.

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Friends mourn young sports fans slain in Kentucky school shooting

(Reuters) - When a teenaged boy opened fire in a Kentucky high school, he claimed the lives of two young, well-liked sports enthusiasts and traumatized a small farming town, where investigators on Wednesday tried to piece together the shooter's motive.

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Even middle-aged couch potatoes can help heart with exercise

(Reuters Health) - Sedentary middle-aged adults who start intense exercise training may be able to prevent or reduce cardiac stiffness that can lead to heart failure, a small experiment suggests.

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ScienceTake: This Tiny Robot Walks, Crawls, Jumps and Swims. But It Is Not Alive.

Researchers have created a tiny robot, small enough to navigate a stomach or urinary system, that one day may be used to deliver drugs inside the body.

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Small remains beautiful for gold mining acquisitions

VANCOUVER, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Small, opportunistic deals will dominate the global gold mining sector again this year, analysts said on Tuesday, after Leagold Mining Corp unveiled a $264 million bid for fellow Canadian gold miner Brio Gold Inc.

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Russian tech investors set up shop in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Masha Drokova, a 28-year-old Russian political activist turned venture capitalist, on Tuesday joined a small family of Russian nationals who have set up shop as Silicon Valley venture investors.

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Cosby's first stand-up event since trial

Bill Cosby did a small stand-up performance in Philadelphia, marking his first appearance on stage since his criminal sexual assault trial.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

The Fix: Designing a Feel-Good Home

What makes a space comfortable and welcoming? A lot of small changes that are easy to make.

Cohousing Communities nytimes.com

Retiring: There’s Community and Consensus. But It’s No Commune.

A small movement with an ungainly name, cohousing, is appealing to more people of retirement age — and younger — who no longer want to be isolated.

Television nytimes.com

Review: Anna Paquin Takes Her Turn as a Detective in ‘Bellevue’

Take “Broadchurch” (scenic small-town setting), add “The Killing” (moody missing-child mystery), top off with a troubled single-mom heroine, and voilà.

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Stansfield Turner, C.I.A. Director Who Confronted Communism Under Carter, Dies at 94

Mr. Turner, who led the Central Intelligence Agency under President Jimmy Carter, started small covert actions that grew into some of the biggest battles of the Cold War.

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Meet the Justice Department's FISA closer

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill began to vote Thursday afternoon to extend a fiercely debated electronic surveillance program, a small circle of officials at the Justice Department huddled around at TV in a fifth-floor conference room watching C-SPAN.

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At AstraZeneca, fewer drug projects bring big productivity jump

LONDON (Reuters) - A focus on fewer diseases, together with cuts in laboratories and staff, has delivered a more than fourfold increase in research productivity at drugmaker AstraZeneca , based on one key measure of success. The analysis published on Friday comes at a time of soul-searching among large pharmaceutical companies as they compete with smaller biotech firms, which are getting new drugs to market more efficiently. The turnaround evident this decade at AstraZeneca fo

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Cupp: Tide pod insanity. It's better that we know

A small silver lining amid a life-threatening trend: Thanks to a generation's obsession with DIY stardom and oversharing, we can at least know immediately, in real time, about the dumb fadsand dangerous pranks sweeping the basements, mall food courts and parking lots across the country, writes SE Cupp, and do something to save lives.

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Rare photos of Soviet space ambitions

In 1957, a small shiny sphere started the Space Age and ushered the world into the most heated decade of the Cold War.

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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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A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

A deadly stabbing in a small German town has become Exhibit A for those arguing that Germany’s migration policy has increased the risk of violent crime.

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Kristen Wiig to star in comedy series from Apple

You'll soon be seeing more of Kristen Wiig on the small screen.

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'Just Hit Budget!' bankers at RBS restructuring unit told during crisis: memo

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland staff helping small firms to restructure debt during the financial crisis were given a list of ways to squeeze more money from struggling clients and told to "Just Hit Budget!", a memo released on Wednesday showed.

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German discounter Lidl slows U.S. expansion: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German discount food retailer Lidl is slowing its U.S. expansion and switching focus from big-box stores to smaller formats, the Handelsblatt business daily reported, citing local real estate and political sources.

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Children described as small and malnourished

Mark Uffer, CEO of Corona Regional Medical Center, described some of the Turpin children being treated at his hospital as, "small" and "malnourished."

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UPDATE 1-Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp on Wednesday said that while it is deepening its development and production partnership with Toyota Motor Corp , the small automaker would remain a company independent from its much bigger rival.

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Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp on Wednesday said that while it is deepening its development and production partnership with Toyota Motor Corp , the small automaker would remain a company independent from its much bigger rival.

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Pennsylvania race to test Democrats' hopes for anti-Trump wave

HOUSTON, Pa. (Reuters) - The conservative southwest corner of Pennsylvania, a patchwork of small towns, farms and Pittsburgh suburbs where voters backed Republican Donald Trump by 20 percentage points in 2016, seems an unlikely spot for a possible Democratic renaissance.

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Inventor aims for healthier Yemen by turning waste into clean fuel

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing up in Al-Harrah, a small village in west-central Yemen, Omer Badokhon watched his mother cooking for hours at a time in a smoke-filled kitchen.

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Toronto Journal: Shivering? That’s for City Folk. For Islanders, Ice Time Is Play Time.

A small and hardy group of Torontonians lives on island parkland in the middle of North America’s fourth-largest city, with coyotes and ice boats.

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Inside the $48,000-a-night Princess Grace hotel suite

You can do a lot with $48,000 -- pick up a couple of basic SUVs, acquire three Bitcoins or even buy a small house.

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Inside a $48,000-a-night hotel

You can do a lot with $48,000 -- pick up a couple of basic SUVs, acquire three Bitcoins or even buy a small house.

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Former CIA officer arrested at airport with list of agents, authorities say

A former CIA officer who allegedly kept small notebooks with handwritten lists of the real names of covert agency employees was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday night, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

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Nestle sells U.S. candy business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion amid health push

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path toward healthier products.

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UPDATE 1-Nestle sells U.S. candy business to Ferrero for $2.8 bln amid health push

LONDON/MILAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

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Britain investigates Carillion directors after collapse

LONDON/CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Britain ordered a fast-track inquiry into the role played by Carillion's directors in the failure of the construction and services group, as some of its thousands of small suppliers started to lay off workers on Tuesday.

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Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero amid health push

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, the first major sale from CEO Mark Schneider and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

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Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighbors

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police said were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

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Suppliers and staff count the cost of UK Carillion's collapse

LONDON/EDINBURGH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The collapse of British services group Carillion started to hurt thousands of small contractors on Tuesday, with some laying off workers after the rapid demise of a company that was winning state contracts as recently as November.

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Parents charged after 13 siblings found starved, chained in California

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police say were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, they appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

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BRIEF-National Express Sees Small Tax Credit In 2017 from U.S. Tax Reform

* ANTICIPATED REDUCTION IN GROUP'S EFFECTIVE TAX RATE (ETR) FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018 DUE TO IMPACT OF US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT​

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UPDATE 2-European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

* UK small-cap Carillion collapses (Adds details, closing prices)

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UPDATE 1-European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

* UK small-cap Carillion collapses (Adds detail and quotes, updates prices)

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Golf: Improved Harman surges three shots clear in Hawaii

(Reuters) - Left-hander Brian Harman took another small step towards a spot on the United States Ryder Cup team when he eagled his final hole to take a three-shot halfway lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday.

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Costa Rica suspends airline amid probe of fatal plane crash

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's civil aviation agency suspended local airline Nature Air on Friday, two weeks after one of its small planes crashed near a tourist beach, killing two Costa Rican pilots and 10 U.S. citizens.