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Turkey, Russia will meet to finalize S-400 defense deal in coming week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Russian officials will meet to finalize Turkey's S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal in the coming week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

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Strained firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred 230,500 acres braced on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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BRIEF-Capital World Investors Reports A 13.8 Percent Passive Stake In Neovasc Inc

* CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS REPORTS A 13.8 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NEOVASC INC AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : [http://bit.ly/2kZxgLY] Further company coverage:

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Weekend of Fires

Monday: Fires approach Santa Barbara, delivery robots and the enduring legacy of Willie Brown.

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Weary firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 800 buildings and charred 230,000 acres are bracing on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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UPDATE 1-After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin will arrive on Sunday, when futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by a storm begin trading.

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading.

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U.S. House committee 'may reconsider' WHO cancer agency funds

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington's funding of the World Health Organization's cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations.

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BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 12.6 Pct Passive Stake In Bandwidth Inc As Of Nov 30

* CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS REPORTS 12.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BANDWIDTH INC AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2kJzKOE) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 11.1 Pct Passive Stake In Integra Lifesciences As Of Nov 30

* CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS REPORTS 11.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORP AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jb88l1) Further company coverage:

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX posts 2-week high as industrials lead broad-based rally

TORONTO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose to a two-week high on Friday, led by financial and industrial shares after solid U.S. jobs data boosted investor sentiment, while energy stocks climbed on higher oil prices.

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The top non-politics stories of the week

A better toilet culture for China. A tennis champion back in action. And where did all these Christmas songs come from? Here's the politics-free side of this week's news.

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MOVES-OppenheimerFunds, KPMG, Janus Henderson

Dec 8 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Friday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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U.S. drillers add oil rigs for 3rd week in a row -Baker Hughes

Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week added oil rigs for a third week in a row, the longest string of increases since summer, as higher crude prices prompt drillers to return to the well pad after a break in the autumn. Drillers added two oil rigs in the week to Dec. 8, bringing the total count up to 751, the highest level since September, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters into weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds expected to drive the conflagrations into the weekend.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters through weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds driving the conflagrations expected to continue into the weekend.

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Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week, sources familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week -sources

* Both sides aiming for final agreement by next week -sources

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Nikkei rises helped by gains in real estate, chip-related cos; Nikkei flat on week

TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Friday on gains for most sectors after Wall Street climbed overnight, while Japan Display jumped on hopes that Apple may use liquid crystal technology on one of its new smartphones.

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METALS-Shanghai copper set for soft finish to the week

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper futures were on track to end the week in negative territory after opening softer on Friday, ignoring signs of supply-side support.

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BRIEF-Investors Bank Announces Workforce Reduction And Branch Closures

* INVESTORS BANK ANNOUNCES WORKFORCE REDUCTION AND BRANCH CLOSURES

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House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.

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Investment funds buy $9.481 billion two-year note in November: U.S. Treasury

(Reuters) - Large investment managers bought $9.481 billion at a 2-year note auction held in November,

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain, dollar hits two-week high as risk appetite returns

* Bitcoin tops $15,000, continues surge (Updates with open of U.S. markets; changes dateline from London)

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Orange's boss Richard promises investors more of the same

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Orange's boss Stephane Richard told investors on Thursday he will stick with plans to invest heavily in upgrading networks rather than content as he bids for a third term to lead France's biggest telecoms operator.

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Brexit: 3 shockers we learned this week

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits two-week high, world shares climb as risk appetite returns

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday and world shares rebounded amid a broader recovery in global risk sentiment.

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Dollar hits two-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits 2-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

Investors have lifted Bitcoin past $13,000, likening it to gold as a place to store money. Early followers who hoped for a faster, cheaper way to pay for things are looking elsewhere.

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BRIEF-Input Capital Corp Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

* INPUT CAPITAL - ANNOUNCED INTENTION TO MAKE NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID FOR UP TO 6.6 MILLION OF ITS CLASS A COMMON SHARES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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N.F.L. Extends Roger Goodell’s Contract, Ending Weeks of Discord

A committee of owners signed off on a contract worth about $200 million over five years, ending a bitter standoff with Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner.

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UPDATE 2-Sign-ups pick up in week 5 of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment -U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of participants appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Investors wean themselves off oil as electric future beckons

* Oil and gas stocks lag European market: http://tmsnrt.rs/2AzaEb7

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Ireland says yet to agree exact date for Apple to start transferring tax funds

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland expects Apple to start paying up to 13 billion euros ($15.36 billion) in back taxes into an escrow account once it is set up at the end of January, but an exact date has yet to be agreed.

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China pledges 'significant' market opening for foreign investors

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "significantly" widen market access for foreign investors, state radio on Wednesday quoted vice premier Wang Yang as saying, following a recent move to raise foreign ownership limits in local financial firms.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Of Course Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital

President Trump is going to formalize what all Israelis know.

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Tech stocks rebound as investors assess tax bill details

(Reuters) - Wall Street rose and technology stocks recovered from a two-day selloff on Tuesday, with investors assessing a change to the Senate's version of the tax overhaul bill that could affect the ability of companies to cut their tax bills.

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Buy sterling on a 'Brexit breakthrough'? Not yet, say investors

LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling investors remain hesitant about chasing the rallying pound higher even as the British government said it was close to an agreement with the European Union on how to move Brexit talks onto trade next year.

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BRIEF-Disney and Fox are closing in on deal, could be announced next week - CNBC

* WALT DISNEY CO. & TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX CLOSING IN ON DEAL THAT COULD COME AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK - CNBC Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-US appeals court revives lawsuit against Alibaba by ADS investors

Dec 5 (Reuters) - u.s. Appeals court revives shareholder lawsuit against alibaba group holding ltd over pre-ipo regulatory warning -- ruling 2Nd u.s. Circuit court of appeals vacates lower court judge's dismissal of lawsuit by holders of american depository shares and call options Shareholders accused alibaba of concealing a regulator's warning about its ability to suppress counterfeiting on its websites

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U.S. investors overweight in stocks despite market fears: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three out of four U.S. investors age 40 and older worry about a correction that will eventually end the long-running bull market in stocks, yet most refuse to head for the exits.

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UK new car sales on course for first annual drop since 2011

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - British new car registrations dropped 5 percent in the year to date, putting them on track for the first annual fall since 2011, hit by weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the future of diesel, an industry body said on Tuesday.

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DealBook: From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups

The fund started by an AOL co-founder and an author has attracted a Who’s Who of American business to invest in the heartland’s entrepreneurs.

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Swiss to return $321 million in stolen funds to Nigeria

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland will return to Nigeria around $321 million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank on Monday, the Swiss government said.

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Trump son, former partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

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Dow hits record as investors bet on tax cuts

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high on Monday, with banks and retailers surging and technology companies falling as investors realigned their portfolios in hopes of benefiting from expected corporate tax cuts.

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Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday.

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Trump son, former business partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

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Investors line up for Germany's Techem, which could fetch $5 bln -sources

* Ista sale multiple gives almost 4 bln euro enterprise value

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Fidelity clients suffer second website glitch in week

BOSTON (Reuters) - For the second time in a week, some clients at Fidelity Investments could not access their online accounts at the powerhouse retail trading brokerage on Monday morning in a glitch...

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German SPD to start talks with Merkel next week if members agree

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Monday he would launch talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government next week if members of his center-left party gave him the green light at a congress this weekend.

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Fed rate hike expected next week, three hikes expected in 2018: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is almost certain to raise interest rates later this month, according to a Reuters poll of economists, a majority of whom now expect three more rate rises next year compared with two when surveyed just weeks ago.

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx And Kyowa Kirin Announce Positive 48-Week Data From Adult Phase 3 Study Of Burosumab In X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

* ULTRAGENYX AND KYOWA KIRIN ANNOUNCE POSITIVE 48-WEEK DATA FROM ADULT PHASE 3 STUDY OF BUROSUMAB (KRN23) IN X-LINKED HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Foreign institutional investors hold 75 pct of Italy's UniCredit

Dec 4 (Reuters) - UniCredit's Chairman Giuseppe Vita tells shareholder meeting:

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Russia to start registering some foreign media as 'foreign agents' this week: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's justice ministry will start registering some foreign media as "foreign agents" this week, the RIA news agency cited a source in the Russian upper house of parliament as saying on Monday.

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Rio Tinto holds course as it looks inward for new chairman

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto signaled on Monday it will stick with its "value over volume" strategy, outlining further moves to boost shareholder returns and appointing a new chairman from within its board.

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Trump slams DOJ and FBI in weekend tweet storm

President Donald Trump spent the weekend firing off tweets that took aim at the Department of Justice and the FBI in the wake of the guilty plea by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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Women will host CBS and NBC morning shows this week

Two network news morning shows, two all-women lineups.

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Trump says investors should sue ABC over bungled story

An erroneous ABC News report about President Trump and his former adviser Michael Flynn met widespread criticism and led the network to suspend the journalist behind the story for making a "serious error."

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TIM's board to discuss network options this week: source

MILAN (Reuters) - The board of Telecom Italia (TIM) will this week discuss options for its fixed-line network, including possibly splitting it off, although no decision is expected to be made, a source close to the company said on Sunday.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Fear of missing out keeps investors in stocks despite risks

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Wall Street's fear of missing out on a relentless rally appears to be trumping rising political risk in a high-stakes December in Washington.

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BRIEF-Hennessy Advisors, Inc. Acquires Two Rainier U.S. Equity Funds

* HENNESSY ADVISORS, INC. ACQUIRES TWO RAINIER U.S. EQUITY FUNDS

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Administration is expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week

President Donald Trump is expected to announce as early as Tuesday that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, US officials with direct knowledge and foreign diplomats have told CNN.

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Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to deliver a speech on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could upend decades of American policy and further inflame tensions in the Middle East.

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Analysis: Of course Trump will (basically) campaign for Roy Moore

Less than a week after making clear that he would not go to Alabama to campaign for embattled Senate nominee Roy Moore, President Donald Trump is doing the next best thing: He's going to Pensacola, Florida, to hold a campaign event next Friday -- just four days before the December 12 special election.

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U.S.-based money market funds post $33 billion inflows, largest of 2017: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $33 billion into U.S.-based money market funds during the week ended Nov. 29, the largest inflows of 2017, Lipper data showed on Thursday, in a sign that...

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Some hospital services may be expendable on weekends

(Reuters Health) - Removing allied healthcare services from hospitals on weekends may not affect patient outcomes, suggests a new Australian study.

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BRIEF-‍Viking Global Investors Reports 9.6 Pct Passive Stake In Jianpu Technology

* ‍VIKING GLOBAL INVESTORS LP​ REPORTS 9.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN JIANPU TECHNOLOGY INC AS OF NOVEMBER 20 - SEC FILING Source text : http://bit.ly/2AJKTpc Further company coverage:

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Markets Pass Another Milestone, as Investors Remain Fearless

The latest landmark — Dow 24,000 — reflects optimism about rising profits and lower taxes, and a seeming imperviousness to unsettling news.

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In warning to Ankara, EU cuts funds for Turkey's membership bid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to cut up to 175 million euros for Turkey in 2018 that are linked to Ankara's stalled bid to join the bloc and could block some 3.5 billion euros in development loans earmarked for the country, lawmakers and diplomats said.

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White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

A transition plan developed by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, would install Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, as secretary of state, officials said.

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-MOVES- JP Morgan, Citi Private Bank, VAM Funds, Brown Shipley (Nov. 29)

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Flipkart investors, employees trimming stakes as part of SoftBank deal: sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Some early Flipkart [IPO-FLPK.N] investors, employees and ex-employees are selling their shares in the Indian e-commerce firm as part of a $2.5 billion investment deal agreed with Japan's SoftBank Group , two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Flipkart investors, employees trimming stakes as part of SoftBank deal -sources

* Current, former employees offered just over $85 apiece -sources

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Nikkei rises to 3-week high; financial stocks advance

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a three-week high on Thursday as gains by financial stocks offset weakness in tech shares following a drop by their U.S. counterparts overnight.

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Europe draws in nearly half of funds raised via initial coin offerings: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of the cash that has poured into newly issued cryptocurrencies in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published on Thursday showed.

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Senate takes step toward passage of tax bill, vote likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took a step toward passage of tax legislation that is a top White House priority, setting up a likely decisive vote later this week even though it was unclear if the bill has enough Republican support to become law.Congressional Republicans spent the day scrambling to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit.

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Nasdaq falters as investors flee tech for banks

(Reuters) - The Nasdaq posted its biggest one-day drop in more than three months on Wednesday as investors fled high-flying technology stocks and shifted to banks and other pockets of the market that could benefit from improving economic conditions, lower regulations and taxes as well as higher interest rates.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week - statement

ROME (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri indicated on Wednesday that he might withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were "positive" and he would rescind his decision if they remained so, a statement from his press office said.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that matters were "positive" and if that continued, he would withdraw his resignation next week, a statement from his press office said.

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U.S. bond funds attract $6.16 billion in week ended Nov. 21: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped billions into bond funds for a 51st straight week, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, underscoring the seemingly insatiable...

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Nasdaq drops as investors shun techs for financials

(Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite index fell more than 1 percent in midday trade on Wednesday as investors sold off technology stocks and moved into financials that have gained on strong economic data and comments from Fed officials on future rate hikes.

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US STOCKS-Nasdaq drops as investors shun techs for financials

* Dow up 0.39 pct, S&P up 0.32 pct, Nasdaq off 1.11 pct (Changes comment, adds details, updates prices)

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Unilever spreads auction narrows with three funds left - sources

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Private equity firms Apollo , KKR and CVC Capital Partners are the final three parties left bidding for Unilever's margarine and spreads business, sources familiar with the matter said, as the process moves towards its final round.

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Sign-up pace much slower in week 4 of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of people signing up for individual insurance under Obamacare slowed significantly during the fourth week of 2018 enrollment, as nearly 37 percent fewer people signed up for the health care plans than in the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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MOVES- JP Morgan, Citi Private Bank, VAM Funds, Brown Shipley

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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VAM Funds names Robert Gordon director of two funds

(Reuters) - Luxembourg-based fund management company VAM Funds appointed Robert Gordon as a director of VAM Funds and VAM Managed Funds.

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METALS-London copper edges off one-week low, downside risks seen

MELBOURNE, Nov 29 (Reuters) - London copper edged higher on Wednesday, pulling away from its lowest in more than a week hit in the previous session, as the United States progressed with a bill that would support tax cuts but analysts said given weaker oil prices, any reprieve may prove short term. FUNDAMENTALS * LME: London Metal Exchange copper rose by 0.4 percent to $6,832.50 a tonne by 0216 GMT, paring losses from the previous session when prices dipped to the weakest since

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Trump to visit Utah next week, expected to announce monument decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to visit Utah on Monday and is expected to announce his decision on whether to reduce the size of two national monuments where drilling and mining are banned, an administration official said on Tuesday.

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Germany clears $1.19 billion in diesel pollution funds for cities

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal government on Tuesday released 1 billion euros ($1.19 billion) of promised funding to help municipalities tackle diesel pollution but environmentalists doubt the move will help avert bans of polluting vehicles.

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Senior Saudi prince Miteb freed after weeks in detention: family member

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a contender to the throne, has been freed after more than three weeks in detention, a royal family member said on Tuesday on social media.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa opens three-month amnesty window for return of stolen funds

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies, he said on Tuesday.

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German cities call on Merkel to release diesel pollution funds

BERLIN (Reuters) - German cities will call on the government to immediately release 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of promised funding to cut diesel pollution and help them avert a potential ban on diesel vehicles.

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Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength', to speak again this week: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.

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Turkey's Erdogan says will speak to U.S. Trump again this week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would hold another phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump this week, after the two leaders spoke last week.

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Republicans face crucial week for tax bill

President Donald Trump and leading Republicans are making a push toward a vote on a tax cut bill as the Congressional Budget Office came out with a report critical of the legislation. CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

After Tumultuous Week, Germany’s Politics Look to the Familiar

Leaders of the German chancellor’s conservative party say a coalition with the Social Democrats would provide more stability than a minority government.

cnn.com

Senators to watch during big week for tax reform

It's all on the line this week for Senate Republicans -- they plan to have their tax proposal on the floor for a possible vote by the end of the week.

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Sabeco gets strong response at Singapore investors' roadshow as Vietnam kicks off sale

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam's biggest brewer Sabeco has received a strong response from potential suitors at an investors' roadshow in Singapore, its chairman said, as the government moves closer to finalizing a stake sale in the $9 billion maker of Bia Saigon and 333 brews.

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METALS-London nickel skids, metals slip as investors cut risk

(Recasts, adds comment, updates details and prices) MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - London nickel led metals lower on Monday, as investors cut their exposure to risky assets as Beijing steps up a crackdown on shadow banking and other riskier forms of financing. China will check local governments' investment in railway projects, the state planner said on Friday, amid official concerns that breakneck infrastructure spending is racking up too much debt. "Today's selling is also a likely

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Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

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Egypt, Roy Moore, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Trump could be on track to triple Obama's time on the golf course

President Donald Trump could be on track to spend as much as triple the time former President Barack Obama did on the golf course in his first year in office -- and to play more than former President George W. Bush did in eight years in office.

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UPDATE 2-Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote on ETF vs active mutual fund flows, byline) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against a backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. Retail investors, however, yanked money out of U.S.-based stock mutual funds, pulling $3.5 billion during the same period, cont

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains in broad but modest move, up 0.7 pct on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index pushed higher on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped it notch a 0.7 percent gain on the week.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy stocks, banks; up 0.7 pct on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended up on Friday, with broad gains led by modest moves higher for its heavyweight energy and financial sectors while gold miners weighed.

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Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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Uber to send out tenders on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the terms early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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BRIEF-J C Penney says online traffic was up double digits for week of black friday‍​

* Says online traffic was up double digits for the week of black friday, with mobile accounting for the majority of visits to jcp.com‍​ ‍​ Source text : [ID:http://bit.ly/2iPAEW3] Further company coverage:

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What happened this week in anything but politics

A story melted our hearts. A strange visitor came by. And celebs surprised fans. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the past seven days.

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BUZZ-U.S. stocks weekly: New highs feast

** S&P 500 snaps 2-week losing streak, finishes up about 1 pct

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UPDATE 2-European shares snap two-week losing streak as DAX gains

* Italian banks lead financials (Adds detail, closing prices)

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Trump to discuss tax plan with Senate Republicans next week: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans next week to discuss their party's efforts to pass tax reform legislation, the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee said on Friday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises in broad but modest move, eyes 0.7 pct gain on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in morning trading on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped put it on track for a 0.7 percent gain for the week.

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'Stealth hedging' shows investors not so complacent

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the U.S. stock market at a record high and daily stock gyrations near multi-decade lows, some investors have raised concerns about the lack of fear in the market, but U.S. equity options market data suggests investors are far from complacent.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy, bank shares; eyes 0.7 pct weekly gain

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index moved higher in early trade on Friday and was on track for a 0.7 percent gain for the week, with financial and energy shares leading a broad rise.

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Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

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Stocks set for first weekly gain in three, euro edges up

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for first weekly gain in three, euro edges up

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rally for 4th week, S.Africa markets jittery

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks overcame their China-fuelled jitters on Friday and were set to extended their rally for a fourth straight week, while South African assets weakened amid nervousness over a possible ratings downgrade.

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Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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UPDATE 1-European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

* Italian banks lead financials (Recasts, adds details and quotes, updates prices)

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European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher in early deals on Friday, underpinned by gains among heavyweight consumer goods firms as the pan-European STOXX 600 index was set to snap a two-week losing streak.

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BRIEF-‍Clariant to present details on updated strategy to investors in early 2018​

* ‍CLARIANT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO UPDATE ITS STRATEGY TO FURTHER ENHANCE GROWTH AND VALUE CREATION​

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BRIEF-Razor Energy qtrly adjusted funds flow $0.10 per share

* Razor Energy Corp. Announces third quarter 2017 results and record production

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EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.

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Bank investors criticise eurozone resolution authorities

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Investors in eurozone bank debt, badly bruised by unexpected resolutions of some such lenders in recent months, are being forced to take a more realistic approach to their strategies in the wake of these events.

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Sovereign funds pull $3.7 billion from global stock, bond markets in third quarter

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) withdrew more money from global stock and bond markets in the third quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower pace with net outflows of $3.7 billion, data...

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An increasingly desperate search continues a week on in hopes of finding the Argentine vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out

An increasingly desperate search for a missing Argentine submarine continued Thursday as the clock runs down on hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out.

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High-yield bond funds extend outflow streak - BAML

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Investors yanked $2 billion from high-yield bond funds over the past week, the fourth straight week of outflows, Bank of America Merrill Lynch data showed on Friday, as they took profits in an asset class that has yielded double-digit returns this year.

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METALS-Shanghai aluminium on course to end four-day losing streak

BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Aluminium rose by around 1 percent in early trade on the Shanghai Futures Exchange on Thursday, on track to end a four-day losing run. The metal is still down nearly 8 percent in Shanghai so far this month as winter smelting curbs turned out not to be as severe as the market had expected. * SHFE AlUMINIUM: Shanghai's most-traded aluminium contract was up 0.9 percent at 15,045 yuan ($2,279.30) a tonne at 0112 GMT, having begun November close to 16,400

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Vanguard's Davis makes case for index funds even in tough times

BOSTON (Reuters) - The rush of money into big index funds has raised concerns about whether they would still prove attractive in a downturn, an issue taking on more importance especially for industry...

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Travel essentials on sale during Cyber Week

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Trump to meet congressional leaders next week on legislative issues -White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss "end-of-year legislative issues," a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Cyber Week laptop deals you don't want to miss

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Tech still hedge funds' sweetheart sector: Goldman Sachs

LONDON (Reuters) - Tech stocks remain the largest net sector exposure for equity hedge funds, which are set to deliver their strongest returns since 2013, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday in a note on the industry's most and least favored areas of the market.

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Tech still hedge funds' sweetheart sector -Goldman Sachs

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Tech stocks remain the largest net sector exposure for equity hedge funds, which are set to deliver their strongest returns since 2013, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday in a note on the industry's most and least favoured areas of the market.

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Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

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UPDATE 1-Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

NEW YORK/CALGARY Nov 22 (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

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U.S. bond fund investors stirred, not shaken

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped millions into bond funds for a 50th straight week, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, showing that caution in recent weeks may not portend a flight from debt generally. Taxable-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) took in $839 million during the turbulent week ended Nov. 15, the lowest in nearly a year, as high-yield debt came under pressure, according to the trade group.

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Award reversed for Connecticut inmate who challenged confinement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court threw out a $62,650 award that Connecticut had been ordered to pay a former inmate who said the state unconstitutionally kept him in segregation for 23 hours a day for nearly a year, though he was only a pretrial detainee.

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Alabama prisoner recaptured after second escape in three weeks

(Reuters) - An Alabama prisoner was captured in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Tuesday, just days after his second jailbreak in three weeks, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Deutsche Bank strategist tells investors to avoid bitcoin

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank has joined the ranks of those warning about the virtual currency bitcoin as an investment.

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Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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Pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare sign-ups: U.S.

(Reuters) - Nearly 800,000 people signed up for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance in the 39 states that use the federal government website HealthCare.gov during the third week of 2018 enrollment, a decline of about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Rosneft's Sechin a no-show as witness in bribery trial again, ordered to appear next week

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin again failed to show up as a witness at the bribery trial of a former Russian economy minister on Wednesday, prompting the judge to order him to appear next week.

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METALS-Zinc hits week high on shortages, gains in steel prices

* Copper touches highest in two weeks (Updates with official prices)

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UPDATE 1-Rosneft's Sechin summoned to testify in bribery trial next week

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A Russian judge summoned the boss of the country's biggest oil company to testify next week in the trial of a former economy minister accused of taking a bribe from him, after Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin failed to appear in court on Wednesday.

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The highlights from Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week's third edition of its annual fair saw the international design community flock to the city to explore the many offerings on show at the recently established D3 Design District.

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Nikkei rises to near 2-week high before holiday as large-caps gain

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near two-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank and Fanuc, and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets.

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Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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UPDATE 4-Russia ban on Brazil meat exports may soon be reversed - ABPA

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A temporary ban imposed by Russia on Brazilian beef and pork exports may be reversed soon, potentially minimizing the impact on local producers, an industry group and a market analyst told Reuters on Tuesday.

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SEC charges N.Y. town, ex-official, with defrauding municipal investors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged Oyster Bay, New York, and its former top elected official with defrauding investors in the town’s municipal securities offerings, the agency said in a statement.

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UPDATE 3-Russia ban on Brazil meat exports may soon be reversed - ABPA

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A temporary ban imposed by Russia on Brazilian beef and pork meat exports may be reversed soon, potentially minimizing the impact on local producers, an industry group and a market analyst told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Ireland promises progress in Apple tax recovery in coming weeks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland expects to make progress in recovering up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in disputed taxes from Apple Inc in the coming weeks, its prime minister said on Tuesday, following EU criticism that Dublin was moving too slowly.

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Exclusive: Selling Saudi Arabia's grain mills proves a grind for investors

DUBAI (Reuters) - An unwieldy sale process and onerous ownership rules are discouraging some potential investors from bidding for Saudi Arabia's state-owned grain mills, sources close to the firms say, in a potential snag for the kingdom's economic reforms.

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BRIEF-Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners make equity investment in Durango Midstream​

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners:

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Merkel aide gives German parties three weeks to find way out of crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-hand man, Peter Altmaier, appealed to political parties on Tuesday to decide in the next three weeks whether they can form a stable government and drag Germany out of a political impasse.

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BRIEF-Equifax to meet with investors in Atlanta

* Equifax - ‍Paulino Barros, interim CEO, John Gamble, CFO, & Douglas Brandberg, will be meeting with investors on Nov 30 at Equifax headquarters in Atlanta​

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Telecoms rise, buoy Wall St. as quiet week kicks off

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with some of the year's underperforming sectors leading the way, while high-performing tech shares were boosted by a deal in semiconductors.

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US STOCKS-Telecoms rise, buoy Wall St as quiet week kicks off

* Dow up 0.29 pct, S&P 500 up 0.11 pct, Nasdaq up 0.06 pct (Updates prices, changes comment, byline)

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UPDATE 4-Safe-haven bonds steady as investors react with calm to German crisis

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Updates prices)

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U.S., Afghan forces strike opium factories to curb Taliban funds

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces have launched joint attacks on Taliban opium factories to try to curb the insurgent group's economic lifeline, officials from both countries said on Monday.

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Oil eases as traders and investors grow edgy ahead of OPEC

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil eased on Monday, as traders were reluctant to take on big new positions ahead of an OPEC meeting next week, when the exporter group is expected to decide whether to continue output cuts aimed at propping up prices.

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Toshiba gains breathing room with $5.4 billion share issue to overseas investors

TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's planned $5.4 billion new share issue to overseas investors is set to provide it with most of the funds it needs to avoid a delisting - a quickly arranged deal that underscores both the weakness of its finances and the allure of its chips unit.

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Trump: Decision on big-game hunting trophies coming next week

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday night that his administration will announce a decision next week on allowing the import of elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

Funding and start-ups are concentrated on the coasts, especially in California. But there are signs of an entrepreneurial awakening in the heartland, where talent is rich but prices aren’t.

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N.F.L. Scores 2017: Live Week 11 Updates and Analysis

The Vikings keep winning behind career-backup quarterback Case Keenum. Up next: The Patriots and Raiders meet in Mexico City.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail.

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Robert Mugabe, Roy Moore, Republican Party: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

From “The Lion King” to marathon Thanksgiving preparations, here’s a look at some of The Times’s best recent journalism.

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Lebanon's PM arrives in France 2 weeks after resigning

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday, two weeks after his shocking resignation sparked speculation that he was being held hostage in Saudi Arabia.

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Cavs' Rose to miss up to three weeks with ankle sprain

(Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose could be out for three more weeks as he treats a sprained left ankle, the team said on Friday.

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UPDATE 8-Oil rises over 2 pct, but shows first weekly fall in six

* TransCanada's Keystone pipeline remains shut after leak (Updates with settlement price, CFTC data)

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Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax overhaul plan.

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Wall Street set to end week on whimper as tax changes mulled

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to end the week on a muted note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly, as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax cut plan.

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US STOCKS-Wall St set to end week on whimper as tax changes mulled

* Indexes down: Dow 0.41 pct, S&P 500 0.17 pct, Nasdaq 0.06 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

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UPDATE 7-Oil rises over 2 pct, still set for first weekly fall in 6

* Russia seen to be hesitating over extending global output curbs

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BRIEF-Equifax to meet investors in Boston and Baltimore

* Says ‍executives will discuss company's Q3 2017 performance as well as strategic outlook for 2017​

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U.S. oil drilling rig count holds steady this week -Baker Hughes

Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies kept the oil rig count unchanged this week, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said on Friday, as some analysts expect a gradual decline in overall rigs in the fourth quarter and in 2018. The rig count , an early indicator of future output, held at 738 in the week to Nov. 17, still much higher than 471 rigs a year ago as energy companies boosted spending plans for 2017 as crude started recovering f

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UPDATE 5-Oil climbs, but still set for first weekly fall in six

* Russia seen to be hesitating over extending global output curbs

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as energy stocks recover; heading for weekly loss

TORONTO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Friday as higher oil prices helped its heavyweight energy sector recover from sharp losses earlier in the week.

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Tesla's unfettered ambition to strain finances but investors unfazed

(Reuters) - Investors shrugged off any concern over Tesla Inc over-stretching its production and financial resources with the unveiling of new futuristic semi-trucks and a pricey sports car, pushing its shares up almost 4 percent on Friday.

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New York Today: New York Today: Readers Try a Week of Meditation

Friday: A group of New Yorkers share their meditation experiences, weekend events, and what area is considered upstate?

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World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks continued to claw back losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, boosted by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - World stocks continued to claw back losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, boosted by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results.

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RPT-Soros, Cohen among big name investors betting on Argentine startups

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The founder of mobile banking startup Uala, Pierpaolo Barbieri, says that just a few years ago big name investors would never have put their money in early stage companies like his in Argentina.

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Nikkei rises to 1-week high but breaks 9-week winning streak

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a one-week high on Friday, helped by gains in most sectors while chip-related stocks such as Sumco and Tokyo Electron outperformed.

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CORRECTED-Nikkei rises to more than 1-week high; chip-related stocks outperform

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a more than one-week high on Friday morning, helped by shares in most sectors while chip-related stocks such as Sumco and Tokyo Electron outperformed.

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Nikkei rises to more than 2-week high; chip-related stocks outperform

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a more than two-week high on Friday morning, helped by shares in most sectors while chip-related stocks such as Sumco and Tokyo Electron outperformed.

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This week's eye-popping photos

Take a look at 31 photos of the week from November 10 through November 16.