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Broadcom trims Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to $117 billion, after the latter raised the stakes in the chipmaker takeover battle with a sweetened $44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV .

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Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arrive

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned of grave consequences on Wednesday after pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive.

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Temenos agrees to 1.4 billion pounds deal for Fidessa, activist Elliott enters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss software company Temenos said it has agreed a 1.4 billion pound ($1.96 billion) deal to buy British peer Fidessa Group, whose shares traded above the offer price as an activist investor disclosed a stake of nearly 5 percent.

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Bitcoins for free? Japanese cryptocurrency exchange lands in hot water again

TOKYO (Reuters) - A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free - though none were able to profit from the mistake.

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Stakes rise in Turkish Afrin attack as pro-Assad militia arrive

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey shelled Afrin overnight on Tuesday and showed no sign of slackening its assault on the Kurdish-held region despite the arrival of pro-Syrian government militia there, a war monitor said.

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HNA property unit pledges 41 percent stake as collateral for loan

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A HNA Group unit said it has pledged about 41 percent of the company as collateral for a loan from a Hong Kong private equity firm, part of a slew of fundraising efforts by the Chinese conglomerate to address a liquidity crunch.

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BRIEF-Siris Capital Group Now Owns 19.84 Pct Stake In Synchronoss Technologies

* SIRIS CAPITAL GROUP LLC SAYS NOW OWNS 19.84 PERCENT STAKE IN SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES INC AS OF FEB 15 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Southeastern Asset Management Reports A 9.8 Pct Stake In Actuant Corp

* SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC REPORTS A 9.8 PERCENT STAKE IN ACTUANT CORP AS OF FEB 15 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2EGDrxB) Further company coverage:

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The Shift: On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election.

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UPDATE 1-ProSieben in exclusive talks with General Atlantic on digital stake sale- sources

MUNICH/FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is in exclusive talks with private equity firm General Atlantic over the sale of a minority stake in its digital business, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

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ExxonMobil acquires 2.5 pct stake in the BTC oil pipeline

BAKU, Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has acquired 2.5 percent stake in the Azeri Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline from CIECO, a subsidary of Itochu, an ExxonMobil official said on Monday.

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Chanel, Farfetch pair up for digital push at fashion label's stores

PARIS (Reuters) - French couture house Chanel has taken a minority stake in London-based online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.

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Hanyu defends Olympic title, Uno takes silver

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men's singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerizing programme, becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold.

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BRIEF-Mill Road Capital Reports 5.6 Pct Stake In Goldfield Corp

* MILL ROAD CAPITAL II LP REPORTS 5.6 PERCENT STAKE IN GOLDFIELD CORP AS OF FEBRUARY 7 - SEC FILING

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Uber plans to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab: CNBC

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Uber Preparing To Sell Southeast Asia Unit To Grab In Exchange For Stake In Company - CNBC‍​

* UBER IS PREPARING TO SELL SOUTHEAST ASIA UNIT TO GRAB IN EXCHANGE FOR STAKE IN COMPANY - CNBC, CITING SOURCES ‍​ Source text: http://cnb.cx/2BwgfiO Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: Walmart in talks to buy more than 40 percent of India's Flipkart - sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia's third-largest economy, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia Limited Reports 11.06 pct Passive Stake In Iclick Interactive Asia Group Ltd As Of Dec 31, 2017

* SUMITOMO CORPORATION EQUITY ASIA LIMITED REPORTS 11.06 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ICLICK INTERACTIVE ASIA GROUP LTD AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2ErGiKy) Further company coverage:

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'Ashamed', Oxfam Haiti ex-director denies sex allegations

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The former Oxfam director at the heart of a sex abuse scandal said on Thursday he made mistakes when working in Haiti but denied paying for sex with prostitutes or abusing minors.

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Figure skating: After poor team skate, Chen headed straight back to practice

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - After falling in a trademark jump on Olympic ice and making several other mistakes in competition, some skaters might call it a day. But not Nathan Chen.

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Paulson holds stake steady in gold investments in fourth quarter of 2017: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based Paulson & Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, kept its stake in gold investments during the fourth quarter of 2017, while other heavyweights including...

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Berkshire buys Teva, feels IBM blues as Apple becomes top investment

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday disclosed a new stake in generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and said it bought more shares of Apple Inc , which surpassed Wells Fargo & Co as its largest common stock investment.

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Berkshire buys Teva, bites more Apple, feels IBM blues

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday said it has taken a new stake in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd , significantly boosted its holdings of Apple Inc and has nearly shed a less successful investment in IBM Corp .

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Dissolves Most Of Its Share Stake In IBM

* UPS SHARE STAKE IN APPLE BY 23.3 PERCENT TO 165.3 MILLION SHARES - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Greenlight Capital Takes Share Stake In Michael Kors, Under Armour Class A Shares

* GREENLIGHT CAPITAL INC TAKES SHARE STAKE OF 48,250 SHARES IN MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LTD - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Greenlight Capital Ups Share Stake In Brighthouse Financial By About 62% To 11 Mln Shares

* GREENLIGHT CAPITAL INC UPS SHARE STAKE IN BRIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL INC BY ABOUT 62 PERCENT TO 11 MILLION SHARES - SEC FILING (Source For the quarter ended Dec 31, 2017 http://bit.ly/2nZmLXw) (Source For the quarter ended Sept 30, 2017 http://bit.ly/2nH0Owu) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Greenlight Capital Inc Takes Share Stake In Twitter, Nordstrom

* GREENLIGHT CAPITAL INC TAKES SHARE STAKE OF 2.8 MILLION SHARES IN TWITTER INC‍​

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Charlie Munger urges regulators to ease off Wells Fargo, blasts bitcoin

(Reuters) - Charlie Munger, the longtime business partner of fellow billionaire Warren Buffett, said on Wednesday it is time for regulators to "let up" on Wells Fargo & Co , which will end up "better off" as it corrects a series of mistakes in how it treated banking customers.

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More banks joining $14 billion debt for Blackstone's TR unit buy

LONDON (Reuters) - More banks are poised to join a $14 billion financing backing U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp , banking sources said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Omega Advisors Takes Share Stake In CBS Corp

* OMEGA ADVISORS INC TAKES SHARE STAKE IN CBS CORP OF 318,000 CLASS B SHARES - SEC FILING

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Australia's Woodside to raise $2 bln for Scarborough stake, oil and gas projects

* Woodside to pay ExxonMobil up to $744 mln for Scarborough stake

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China's Harbin Pharma to buy stake in U.S. health retailer GNC

HONG KONG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - China's state-controlled drugmaker Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Co will buy an about 40 percent stake in U.S. nutritional supplements retailer GNC Holdings Inc for $300 million and are in talks for a joint venture in China, the companies said.

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UPDATE 2-Australia's Woodside to raise $2 bln for Scarborough stake, oil and gas projects

* Woodside to pay ExxonMobil up to $744 mln for Scarborough stake

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Vornado says will sell stake in Kushner's flagship Manhattan tower

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York's largest property owners said on Tuesday it would sell its minority stake in a Manhattan office tower on Fifth Avenue controlled by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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BRIEF-Newport Trust Reports 5.71 Pct Passive Stake In Boeing

* NEWPORT TRUST COMPANY REPORTS 5.71 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BOEING AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BYmBsf) Further company coverage:

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South Africa's Exxaro to pay $377 mln special dividend

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 13 (Reuters) - South African miner Exxaro Resources said on Tuesday it would pay a special dividend of 4.5 billion rand ($377 million) from its income reserves after the firm sold stake in U.S. titanium products company Tronox.

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Puts Burden on State and Private Money

The president’s $200 billion plan recasts the federal government as a minority stakeholder in the nation’s new infrastructure projects.

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BRIEF-John P. Pecora Reports 7.37 pct Passive Stake In Saexploration Holdings As Of Dec 31, 2017

* JOHN P. PECORA REPORTS 7.37 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SAEXPLORATION HOLDINGS INC AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2BUgDbF) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Marc Chan Reports 9.5 Percent Passive Stake In China Biologic Products Holdings As Of Dec 31, 2017

* MARC CHAN REPORTS 9.5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODUCTS HOLDINGS INC AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2CffxTI) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited Reports 7.1 Pct Passive Stake In Evoqua Water Technologies As Of Dec 31

* TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LIMITED REPORTS A 7.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN EVOQUA WATER TECHNOLOGIES CORP AS OF DECEMBER 31 - SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2G863fu ) Further company coverage:

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New details on British royal wedding

If you're planning on attending the British royal wedding this spring, you can finally stake out a spot on the processional route.

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Alibaba broadens offline reach with $865 mln Easyhome stake

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

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Clariant CEO says SABIC deal beats Huntsman merger - newspaper

ZURICH, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Saudi Basic Industries Corp's (SABIC) move to buy a quarter stake in Clariant is better than the planned merger with U.S.-based Huntsman that was blocked last year by activist investors, the Swiss chemical maker's CEO said.

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Mayhoola, Fosun vie for control of French fashion label Lanvin: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Qatari investment fund Mayhoola, which owns Italian fashion house Valentino, and Chinese conglomerate Fosun, the company behind French tourism group Club Med, are vying to acquire a majority stake in struggling French fashion house Lanvin, two sources familiar with the talks said. 

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Alibaba kicks off sponsor deal in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a project that will create a "smarter" and more connected athletes' village and stadia and make all Olympics stakeholders "more money", its executives said on Saturday.

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Olympics-Alibaba kicks off sponsor deal in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a project that will create a "smarter" and more connected athletes' village and stadia and make all Olympics stakeholders "more money", its executives said on Saturday.

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BRIEF-RA Capital Management Reports A 7.9 Pct Stake In Solid Biosciences

* RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC REPORTS A 7.9 PERCENT STAKE IN SOLID BIOSCIENCES INC AS OF JANUARY 30, 2018 - SEC FILING

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Nestle buys majority stake in organic food company Terrafertil

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle said on Friday that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods.

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BRIEF-Susquehanna Securities Reports 6.0 Pct Passive Stake In Riot Blockchain As Of Dec 31

* SUSQUEHANNA SECURITIES REPORTS A 6.0 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN RIOT BLOCKCHAIN INC AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2sgxD8k ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Private Capital Management Reports 5.36 Pct Passive Stake In Carrols Restaurant Group

* PRIVATE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC REPORTS 5.36 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2seqsgA) Further company coverage:

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L'Oreal ready to buy shareholder Nestle's stake in the firm: CEO

PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal stands ready to buy Nestle's 23 percent stake in the firm should its Swiss shareholder choose to sell, and it could finance a purchase through cash, by selling its Sanofi stake or by borrowing, L'Oreal's CEO said.

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We All Have a Stake in the Stock Market, Right? Guess Again

Wall Street’s up and downs have little impact on the income or wealth of most Americans, despite the bromides of politicians on both sides of the aisle.

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Before the Ice Dance, Madison Hubbell Imagines Winning (and Falling)

As she ties up her skates for the seemingly millionth time, the U.S. ice dancer Madison Hubbell pictures her routine. A voice in her head reminds her she could make a mistake — then the announcers call her name.

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UPDATE 3-GrubHub shares rise after Yum Brands picks up stake

* Yum Brands to buy stake in co for $200 mln (Recasts, adds CEO and analyst comment, details on Yum deal)

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Reckitt, GSK balance risk-reward in high-stakes Pfizer fight

LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of GlaxoSmithKline and Reckitt Benckiser -- two of Britain's best-known but underperforming companies -- are in a high-stakes battle for a dose of Advil to ease their pain.

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Alibaba to take $486 mln stake in China retail data firm

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will invest $486 million for a stake in a domestic big- data firm focused on hotels and retail, as part of a push to deepen its offline presence.

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BlackRock plans to raise $10 billion for equity investments: source

(Reuters) - BlackRock Inc plans to raise about $10 billion as part of a new business that would take direct stakes in companies, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Editorial: Trump Wants a Big Parade. It Would Be a Big Mistake.

The president wants to one-up France’s Bastille Day parade with a military procession that would cost millions and send the wrong message to America.

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Asset manager Blackrock plans to raise over $10 bln -WSJ

Feb 7 (Reuters) - Blackrock Inc is planning to raise more than $10 billion to buy and hold stakes in companies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Asset manager Blackrock Inc looks to raise over $10 bln - WSJ

* BLACKROCK INC IS LOOKING TO RAISE MORE THAN $10 BILLION THAT IT WOULD USE TO BUY AND HOLD STAKES IN COMPANIES - WSJ, CITING SOURCES Source text - http://on.wsj.com/2Ep2JiO Further company coverage:

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Before lawsuit, Uber fell out with 'big brother' Google, Kalanick testifies

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Just a few years ago, Uber Technologies Inc saw itself as the little brother to Alphabet Inc, but that cozy bond quickly dissolved into a turf war and ultimately a high-stakes legal battle, a jury heard on Wednesday.

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Swiss Re in talks with SoftBank, Japanese firm could take minority stake

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss Re is in preliminary discussions with Japan's SoftBank Group on a potential minority investment in the Swiss reinsurer, the Zurich-based group said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Sanders Capital LLC Reports 6.94 Pct Passive Stake In Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation As Of Dec 31

* SANDERS CAPITAL LLC REPORTS A 6.94 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2BdjKup ) Further company coverage:

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Trump says stocks drop is 'big mistake' amid strong economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly praised Wall Street gains during his first year in office, on Wednesday dismissed recent market gyrations, saying stocks should not be falling amid strong economic news.

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Trump Laments the Stock Market Plunge as a ‘Big Mistake’

In his first comments since the stock market plunged nearly 7 percent, Mr. Trump said the markets had overreacted to good economic news.

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BRIEF-Bank Of New York Mellon Corp Reports A 5.43 Pct Passive Stake In Atlantic Capital Bancshares

* THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP REPORTS A 5.43 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ATLANTIC CAPITAL BANCSHARES, INC. AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2Bfrdc9) Further company coverage:

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Credit Suisse exposure to volatility notes hedged

ZURICH, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse reiterated on Tuesday that it faced no material impact from a sharp drop overnight in the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN product, in which it has a 32 percent stake.

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Pentagon mistakenly labels Taiwan as part of China in nuclear report

The US Defense Department was forced to correct several mistakes in its Nuclear Posture Review after an initial version of the report released last week labeled Taiwan as part of China and included the disputed Kuril islands in a chart depicting Russia.

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BRIEF-Matthew Cohler Reports 7.8 Pct Passive Stake In Snap Inc As Of Dec 31

* MATTHEW COHLER REPORTS 7.8 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SNAP INC AS OF DECEMBER 31 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2E3dUhB) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Lawrence Seidman Reports 5.1 Pct Stake In Coastway Bancorp

* LAWRENCE B. SEIDMAN REPORTS 5.10 PERCENT STAKE IN COASTWAY BANCORP AS OF JANUARY 26 - SEC FILING‍​

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BRIEF-Fir Tree Reports 8.97 Pct Stake In Resolute Energy Corp

* FIR TREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP REPORTS 8.97 PERCENT STAKE IN RESOLUTE ENERGY CORP AS OF FEBRUARY 2, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​

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BRIEF-Enstar To Acquire Full Ownership Of Kaylare

* ENSTAR GROUP LTD - SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE A FURTHER 52% STAKE IN KAYLARE HOLDINGS LTD, PARENT COMPANY OF KAYLARE LTD

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Alibaba, another firm to jointly invest $1.24 bln in Wanda Film Holding

BEIJING, Feb 5 (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda Group said on Monday it will sell a combined 12.77 percent stake in Wanda Film Holding Co Ltd to Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd and Cultural Investment Holdings Ltd for a total of 7.8 billion yuan ($1.24 billion).

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Singtel to spend up to $413 million to nudge up stake in India's Bharti Telecom

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) said it would spend up to $413 million on shares in India's Bharti Telecom, lifting its stake slightly in the holding company for Bharti Airtel to just under half.

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AmTrust to partner with Israeli tech firms in "insurtech" push

JERUSALEM, Feb 4 (Reuters) - AmTrust Financial Services is looking to boost its presence significantly in Israel in the next year through partnerships and buying stakes in technology firms to tap into the growing need for "insurtech", company officials said.

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BRIEF-Sailingstone Capital Partners LLC Reports 13.1 Pct Stake In Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd As Of Feb 1

* SAILINGSTONE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC REPORTS 13.1 PERCENT STAKE IN TURQUOISE HILL RESOURCES LTD AS OF FEB 1 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Pzena Investment Management Reports 7.47 Pct Passive Stake In Avnet As Of Dec 31

* PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 7.47 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN AVNET INC AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Alibaba beats forecasts again, takes stake in affiliate Ant

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , China's biggest e-commerce company, said on Thursday its third-quarter revenue jumped 56 percent, beating expectations as it shrugged off concerns about a wider market slowdown.

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UPDATE 2-Alibaba beats forecasts again, takes stake in affiliate Ant

* Raises revenue outlook for 2018 to 55-56 pct growth (Adds details on 2018 guidance, CEO statement, analyst comment)

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Info Edge India to sell stake in food delivery firm Zomato to Alibaba's Ant

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Info Edge India Ltd said it will sell a stake in food delivery firm Zomato Media Pvt Ltd to Ant Financial, Alibaba Group Holding's payment affiliate, for $50 million.

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Israel, Lebanon clash over offshore energy, raising tensions

BEIRUT/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel described as "very provocative" on Wednesday a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender in disputed territory on the countries' maritime border, and said it was a mistake for international firms to participate.

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SoftBank Group to take majority stake in Line's mobile unit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Line Corp said on Wednesday that it had entered an agreement with SoftBank Group Corp to give the telecoms and technology firm a majority stake in Line's mobile unit.

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Blackstone bets big on Wall St. information business with Thomson Reuters deal

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group LP catapulted itself into the major leagues of Wall Street's financial information industry on Tuesday with the acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp.

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Reuters News to get $325 million annually under Blackstone offer: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP has agreed that annual payments of $325 million would be made for 30 years to the Reuters News business as part of an offer by the U.S. private equity firm to buy a majority stake in Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk unit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Worker Who Sent False Hawaii Alert Thought Threat Was Real, F.C.C. Says

The mistake, which touched off widespread confusion and panic, happened when a state emergency services employee misinterpreted instructions from a supervisor.

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Exclusive: Blackstone in talks to buy majority stake in key Thomson Reuters unit - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is in advanced talks to buy an approximate 55 percent stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp , a deal that would value the unit at about $20 billion including debt, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Exclusive: Blackstone in talks to buy majority stake in key Thomson Reuters unit

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is in advanced talks to buy an approximate 55 percent stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp, a deal that would value the unit at about $20 billion including debt, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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China's Wanda Commercial gets $5.4 billion from Tencent-led investors

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group's debt-laden commercial property arm will receive a boost from a group of investors, led by technology giant Tencent Holdings, that is set to buy a 14 percent stake in the company for $5.4 billion.

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BRIEF-Hunt Companies Equity Holdings Reports A 9.5 Pct Stake In Five Oaks Investment Corp

* HUNT COMPANIES EQUITY HOLDINGS LLC REPORTS A 9.5 PERCENT STAKE IN FIVE OAKS INVESTMENT CORP AS OF JANUARY 18- SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2nkTqGU) Further company coverage:

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Gov. Cuomo's advice for Trump's high-stakes speech

In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump will have an opportunity to outline his vision, and his apparent goal will be to advocate "bipartisanship." But it is the President who will need to demonstrate that he will retreat from his divisive path and begin to move America forward by putting bipartisan government ahead of political extremism.

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10 mistakes parents make with newborns

Bringing a new baby home can be nerve-wracking for any parent. If it's your first, the fear of making a mistake can be overwhelming. It's inevitable you won't do everything just right, but read on and you can cross these common mistakes off your list.

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Australia to spend $3.1 billion to increase stake in global arms exports

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday Australian military equipment manufacturers will be offered government-backed loans as part of a A$3.8 billion ($3.1 billion) package to become one of the world's top 10 defense exporters.

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BRIEF-Standard General Reports 16.9 Pct Stake In National Cinemedia As Of Jan 24, 2018‍​

* STANDARD GENERAL L.P. REPORTS 16.9 PERCENT STAKE IN NATIONAL CINEMEDIA INC AS OF JANUARY 24, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​

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Exclusive: Third Point building stake in Pinnacle Foods - sources

(Reuters) - Dan Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point LLC is taking a position in Pinnacle Foods Inc and is seeking a meeting with the U.S. packaged food company, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Boxer Capital Reports 6 Pct Passive Stake In ‍PTC Therapeutics​

* BOXER CAPITAL, LLC REPORTS 6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ‍ PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC AS OF JANUARY 16, 2018 - SEC FILING​ Source text - http://bit.ly/2FkWr0i Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Elliott Management buys stake in UK pay-TV group Sky

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, founded by Paul Singer, has built a stake in Sky Plc, according to a regulatory filing published on Friday.

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BRIEF-New Enterprise Associates 16 Reports A 39.7 Pct Stake In Genocea Biosciences As Of Jan 17

* NEW ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATES 16, L.P. REPORTS A 39.7 PERCENT STAKE IN GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES INC AS OF JAN 17 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Gm4D1B) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Charles Frischer Reports 8.61 pct Stake In Regional Health Properties As Of Jan. 21

* CHARLES FRISCHER REPORTS 8.61 PERCENT STAKE IN REGIONAL HEALTH PROPERTIES INC AS OF JANUARY 21, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2nfMpXM) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Empery Asset Management Reports 6.55 Pct Passive Stake In Recon Technology As Of Jan 22

* EMPERY ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP REPORTS A 6.55 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN RECON TECHNOLOGY LTD AS OF JAN 22, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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