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Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulators.

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UPDATE 1-Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

* Deal comes as Google looks to expand its presence in China (Adds context, details from statement)

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Google announces patent agreement with China's Tencent

BEIJING, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Alpahbet Inc's Google said it had agreed to a patent cross-licensing deal with Chinese social media and gaming firm Tencent Holdings Ltd, the U.S. company said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Essex Portfolio LP Enters Second Amended, Restated Revolving Credit Agreement ​

* ESSEX PORTFOLIO LP- ‍ON JAN. 17, ESSEX PORTFOLIO, L.P ENTERED SECOND AMENDED, RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT - SEC FILING ​

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BRIEF-Royole Corp Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With JD.Com

* ROYOLE CORPORATION​ - HAS SIGNED A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH JD.COM Source text for Eikon:

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BRIEF-CNB Bank Shares And Jacksonville Bancorp Announce Agreement To Merge

* CNB BANK SHARES, INC. AND JACKSONVILLE BANCORP, INC. ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MERGE

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BRIEF-Vermillion Announces Agreement With Bluecross Blueshield Of Illinois

* VERMILLION ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF ILLINOIS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tarku Signs An Option Agreement With SOQUEM On The Guercheville Project

* TARKU SIGNS AN OPTION AGREEMENT WITH SOQUEM ON THE GUERCHEVILLE PROJECT

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BRIEF-Five Oaks Investment Announces New Strategic Direction And Entry Into New External Management Agreement With Affiliate Of Hunt Companies

* FIVE OAKS INVESTMENT CORP. ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTION AND ENTRY INTO NEW EXTERNAL MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH AFFILIATE OF HUNT COMPANIES, INC.

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BRIEF-GE Says Co's Power Services Business Signed Long-Term Agreements With Consortium Formed By Macquarie Capital, Techint Valued At About Over $330M ‍​

* GE - CO'S POWER SERVICES BUSINESS SIGNED LONG-TERM AGREEMENTS WITH CONSORTIUM FORMED BY MACQUARIE CAPITAL, TECHINT VALUED AT ABOUT OVER $330M ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2EUMaaT) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wyndham Worldwide, La Quinta Announce Acquisition Agreement

* WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE AND LA QUINTA HOLDINGS ANNOUNCE ACQUISITION AGREEMENT

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Iraq, BP sign agreement to boost oil production from northern Kirkuk field - Iraqi official

BAGHDAD, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding with BP on Thursday to boost production capacity from the northern Kirkuk oilfields, which were taken back in October by Iraqi government forces, an Iraqi oil official said.

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Iraq, BP to sign agreement to boost Kirkuk oil production

KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Iraq plans to sign an agreement with BP on Thursday to boost production from the northern Kirkuk oilfields, an Iraqi oil official said.

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UPDATE 2-Major shareholder demands Xerox disclose agreement with Fuji

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Major Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason has urged the photocopier pioneer to make public its joint venture agreement with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , saying U.S. securities laws require it.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Major shareholder demands Xerox disclose JV agreement with Fuji

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Major Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason has urged the photocopier pioneer to make public its joint venture agreement with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , saying U.S. securities laws require it should do so.

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CORRECTED-Major shareholder demands Xerox disclose JV agreement with Fuji

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Major Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason has urged the photocopier pioneer to make public its joint venture agreement with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , saying U.S. securities laws require it should do so.

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BRIEF-Granite REIT Signs Agreements To Sell Ten Properties For About $400 Mln

* GRANITE REIT UNLOCKS VALUE WITH SALE OF $400 MILLION OF PROPERTIES INCLUDING THREE SPECIAL PURPOSE PROPERTIES

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BRIEF-Hyatt Hotels Enters Amendment To Second Amended And Restated Credit Agreement

* HYATT HOTELS SAYS ON JAN 10, CO ENTERED INTO A FIRST AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Frontier Communications Launches Amendments To Credit Agreements With JPMorgan Chase‍​

* FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP - ON JAN 17, CO LAUNCHED AMENDMENTS TO CREDIT AGREEMENTS WITH JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A., AND COBANK ACB‍​

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BRIEF-MRC Global Renews PVF Distribution Framework Agreement With DCP Midstream

* MRC GLOBAL RENEWS PVF DISTRIBUTION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT WITH DCP MIDSTREAM, LP Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Major shareholder demands Xerox disclose JV agreement with Fuji

(Reuters) - Major Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason has urged the photocopier pioneer to make public its joint venture agreement with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , saying U.S. securities laws require it should do so.

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BRIEF-Cannabis Wheaton Announces International Supply Agreement With Aphria

* CANNABIS WHEATON ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH APHRIA

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BRIEF-Franklin Templeton Investments Announces Agreement To Acquire Edinburgh Partners

* FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE EDINBURGH PARTNERS

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BRIEF-Hemispherx Enters Sale/Leaseback Agreement For NJ Development And Production Facility

* HEMISPHERX ENTERS INTO SALE/LEASEBACK AGREEMENT FOR NJ DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION FACILITY

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BRIEF-Corcept Therapeutics, Dohmen Entered Into Settlement Agreement And Mutual Release Of Any And All Claims That May Have Existed Between Parties

* CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS - CO, DOHMEN ENTERED INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT MAY HAVE EXISTED BETWEEN PARTIES

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BRIEF-Newater Technology And NW Blockchain Announce Strategic Partnership Agreement

* NEWATER TECHNOLOGY AND NW BLOCKCHAIN LIMITED ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Interdigital Says Certain Units Of Co Entered Settlement Agreement With Pegatron Corp​

* INTERDIGITAL INC - ‍ON JAN. 16, 2018, CERTAIN UNITS OF CO ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED PATENT LICENSE AGREEMENT AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH PEGATRON CORP​

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BRIEF-The Bon-Ton Stores Inc Enters Into Forbearance Agreements

* THE BON-TON STORES, INC. ENTERS INTO FORBEARANCE AGREEMENTS

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Former Fiat Chrysler exec expected to plead guilty in payments probe: sources

DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli is expected to plead guilty in connection with a U.S. Justice Department investigation into allegations he made at least $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Former Fiat Chrysler exec expected to plead guilty in payments probe - sources

DETROIT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli is expected to plead guilty in connection with a U.S. Justice Department investigation into allegations he made at least $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

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Former Fiat Chrysler exec expected to plead guilty in payments probe - source

DETROIT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli is expected to plead guilty in connection with a U.S. federal investigation into allegations he made at least $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, a person briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Cheniere And Trafigura Sign 15-Year Lng Sale And Purchase Agreement

* CHENIERE AND TRAFIGURA SIGN 15-YEAR LNG SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-The9 Ltd Says Its Unit The9 Singapore Signed Partnership Agreement With Gingkoo Technology Company Limited

* THE9 LTD SAYS ITS UNIT THE9 SINGAPORE SIGNED A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH GINGKOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED

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BRIEF-Cambrex & Astrazeneca Hold Ceremony To Mark Long-Term Supply Agreement At Karlskoga, Sweden Facility

* CAMBREX & ASTRAZENECA HOLD CEREMONY TO MARK LONG-TERM SUPPLY AGREEMENT AT KARLSKOGA, SWEDEN FACILITY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Afterpay Touch Group Enters Agreement With Matrix Partners

* HAS ENTERED INTO A STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP AND NEW SHARE ISSUANCE TRANSACTION WITH MATRIX PARTNERS

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UPDATE 1-HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt-sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

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Sender of Hawaii’s False Alarm Is Reassigned, but Not Named

A state official says the employee who erred should not pay the price for a system that “made it too easy for a simple mistake to have very serious consequences.”

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BRIEF-Nokia Wins Five-Year Managed Services Agreement To Manage Optus' Network

* NOKIA WINS FIVE-YEAR MANAGED SERVICES AGREEMENT TO MANAGE OPTUS' NETWORK

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BRIEF-Canadian National, Police Union In Canada Reach Tentative Agreement On New Labour Contract

* CN, POLICE UNION IN CANADA REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON NEW LABOUR CONTRACT

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BRIEF-Leading Brands Amends Definitive Arrangement Agreement With Liquid Media Group

* LEADING BRANDS, INC.: AMENDS DEFINITIVE ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH LIQUID MEDIA GROUP, INC., AND ANNOUNCES Q3 RESULTS

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BRIEF-Aphria Signs Supply Agreement With Althea Company

* SAYS ‍SIGNED SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH ALTHEA COMPANY; INVESTED $2.5 MILLION IN ALTHEA IN EXCHANGE FOR 25% SHAREHOLDINGS IN ALTHEA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt: sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

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HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt-sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

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BRIEF-Peninsula Mines ‍Signs Agreement With DNI Metals

* SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH DNI METALS; AGREEMENT TO SUPPLY CO'S UNIT WITH FLAKE GRAPHITE FOR KOREAN END-USERS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Venezuela government, opposition conclude talks without agreement

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders concluded a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, failing to reach a deal to address the country's political and economic crisis.

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BRIEF-Williams-Sonoma Says Entered Amended And Restated Credit Agreement To Credit Agreement Dated Nov 19, 2014

* WILLIAMS-SONOMA SAYS ON JAN 8, ENTERED SEVENTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT AMENDING AND REPLACING CO'S CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED NOV 19, 2014

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BRIEF-Volkswagen, Consumer Class Confirm Agreement In Canada Involving 3.0L Diesel Vehicles

* VOLKSWAGEN AND CONSUMER CLASS CONFIRM AGREEMENT IN CANADA INVOLVING 3.0L DIESEL VEHICLES

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Announces Entry Into Agreements For Registered Direct Placement Of $11 Mln Of Common Stock, Warrants

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO AGREEMENTS FOR REGISTERED DIRECT PLACEMENT OF $11 MILLION OF COMMON STOCK AND WARRANTS

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BRIEF-Wheaton Precious Metals Announces New Purchase Agreement with First Majestic

* WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS- AT TIME OF CLOSING OF PRIMERO ARRANGEMENT , UNIT AGREED TO RELEASE GUARANTEE PROVIDED BY GOLDCORP UNDER EXISTING SPA

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BRIEF-Energous Corp Says On Jan 11, Co Entered Into Distribution Agreement With Raymond James & Associates, Inc

* ENERGOUS CORP - ON JAN 11, CO ENTERED INTO DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC- SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Xtant Medical Says Entered Restructuring And Exchange Agreement With ROS Acquisition Offshore, Among Others

* XTANT MEDICAL - ON JAN 11, ENTERED INTO RESTRUCTURING AND EXCHANGE AGREEMENT WITH ROS ACQUISITION OFFSHORE LP, AMONG OTHERS - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Energous, On Jan 10, Co‍ Entered Agreement With CTO, Michael Leabman, Under Which His Employment Relationship With Co Terminates On Jan 11, 2018​

* ENERGOUS - ON JAN 10, CO‍ ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH MICHAEL LEABMAN, CTO OF CO UNDER WHICH HIS EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH CO TERMINATES ON JAN 11, 2018​

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BRIEF-Forty Seven Says Agreement With Merck KGAA To Conduct Clinical Trials For Patients With Ovarian Cancer

* FORTY SEVEN - AGREEMENT WITH MERCK KGAA TO CONDUCT PHASE 1B CLINICAL TRIAL COMBINING HU5F9-G4 WITH AVELUMAB IN PATIENTS WITH OVARIAN CANCER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wabco Enters Into New Long-Term Agreement With A Global Manufacturer Of Trucks And Buses To Supply Automated Manual Transmission Valve Technology

* WABCO ENTERS INTO NEW LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH A MAJOR GLOBAL MANUFACTURER OF TRUCKS AND BUSES FOR SUPPLY OF AUTOMATED MANUAL TRANSMISSION VALVE TECHNOLOGY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wilan Subsidiary Enters Into License Agreement With Kyocera

* WILAN SUBSIDIARY ENTERS INTO LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH KYOCERA

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China signs new aid agreements with Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia and China signed 19 aid and investment pacts on Thursday in the latest sign of their strengthening relationship as Cambodia turns further away from Western donors.

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RPT-European banks braced for "slow burn" payments revolution

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New European rules on online payments and banking due to go into effect on Saturday mark the start of a "slow burn" revolution that will prise open traditional retail banking and may force lenders to rethink their business models, regulators say.

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BRIEF-IGT Secures Multiple-Product Systems Agreement With Nisqually Red Wind Casino

* IGT SECURES MULTIPLE-PRODUCT SYSTEMS AGREEMENT WITH NISQUALLY RED WIND CASINO

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BRIEF-Sinclair Broadcast, ABC Announce Extension, Renewals Of Affiliation Agreements Through 2022

* SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. AND ABC ANNOUNCE EXTENSION AND RENEWALS OF AFFILIATION AGREEMENTS THROUGH 2022

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European banks braced for "slow burn" payments revolution

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New European rules on online payments and banking due to go into effect on Saturday mark the start of a "slow burn" revolution that will prise open traditional retail banking and may force lenders to rethink their business models, regulators say.

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BRIEF-SNC-Lavalin Awarded Engineering Services Agreement Worth Over $100 Mln

* SNC-LAVALIN AWARDED ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH A DOWNSTREAM REFINING AND PETRO-CHEMICAL COMPANY IN THE GULF COAST, USA

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BRIEF-‍Chorus unit Jazz reaches new tentative agreement with its Airport Services employees​

* ‍CHORUS SUBSIDIARY JAZZ REACHES A NEW TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH ITS AIRPORT SERVICES EMPLOYEES​

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BRIEF-Snow Eagle Resources Signs Qualifying Transaction Definitive Agreement With CannaTest Photonics

* . SIGNS QUALIFYING TRANSACTION DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT WITH CANNATEST PHOTONICS LTD.

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BRIEF-SM Energy Announces Agreement To Sell 112,200 Acre Leasehold In The Powder River Basin For $500 Million

* PRESS RELEASE - SM ENERGY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL 112,200 ACRE LEASEHOLD IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN FOR $500 MILLION

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BRIEF-Tyler Technologies Signs Agreement With Superior Court Of California, County Of San Diego

* TYLER TECHNOLOGIES INC - SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO; AGREEMENT VALUED AT $8 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Relm Wireless, On Jan 8, 2018, Co, Unit, Silicon Valley Bank, As Lender, Amended Loan, Security Agreement Dated As Of Oct 23, 2008

* RELM WIRELESS CORP - ON JAN 8, 2018, CO, UNIT AND SILICON VALLEY BANK, AS LENDER, AMENDED THEIR LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT DATED AS OF OCT 23, 2008

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Infosys signs agreement with U.S. IRS; sees lower tax rate

(Reuters) - Indian software services company Infosys Ltd on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), resulting in an effective tax rate of about 100 basis points lower going forward.

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Airbus, Areva sign agreements in China as Macron visits Beijing

BEIJING, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Airbus on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with China's state planner on expanding cooperation in the aeronautical industry in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, as part of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China.

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BRIEF-TAT Technologies subsidiary, Limco Airepair signs 2 year agreement with Korean Air

* TAT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED 2-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH KOREAN AIR TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL (MRO) FOR AIRCRAFT HEAT EXCHANGERS, VALUED AT UP TO $2M IN TOTAL REVENUE

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BRIEF-Biocartis And Amgen Sign New Agreement

* REG-BIOCARTIS GROUP NV: BIOCARTIS AND AMGEN SIGN NEW COMPANION DIAGNOSTIC AGREEMENT FOR NOVEL ONCOLOGY COMPOUND

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BRIEF-United Community Banks And NLFC Holdings Corp Announce Merger Agreement

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC AND NLFC HOLDINGS CORP, THE PARENT OF NAVITAS CREDIT CORP, ANNOUNCE MERGER AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-Global Partner Acquisition, Purple Innovation Revise Merger Agreement

* GLOBAL PARTNER ACQUISITION CORP AND PURPLE INNOVATION LLC ANNOUNCE REVISED MERGER AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-‍Citi Enters Into Dual Agreements To Integrate Full Suite Of U.S. Mortgage Products Into Single Digital Platform For Clients​

* ‍CITI SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO DUAL AGREEMENTS TO INTEGRATE ITS FULL SUITE OF U.S. MORTGAGE PRODUCTS INTO A SINGLE DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR ITS CLIENTS​

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BRIEF-Top Ships Says On Jan 5, Entered Into Amendment To Note Purchase Agreement Dated Dec 14, 2017 With Crede Capital Group

* TOP SHIPS SAYS ON JAN 5, ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT DATED DEC 14, 2017 WITH CREDE CAPITAL GROUP LLC - SEC FILIING

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BRIEF-Perrigo Says In Connection With Uwe Röhrhoff's Appointment As CEO, Co's Unit Perrigo DAC Entered Into Employment Agreement With Him

* PERRIGO COMPANY - IN CONNECTION WITH UWE RÖHRHOFF'S APPOINTMENT AS CEO, CO'S UNIT PERRIGO DAC ENTERED INTO AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH HIM

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BRIEF-Live Ventures Enters Into Agreement To Acquire $65 mln Per Year ApplianceSmart

* LIVE VENTURES INC - ‍ESTIMATED THAT LIVE VENTURES REVENUES WILL RISE APPROXIMATELY 42 PERCENT ON AN ANNUALIZED BASIS AS A RESULT OF ACQUISITION​

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BRIEF-Enterprise Group Announces $9.1 Million Equipment Supply And Services Agreement

* ENTERPRISE GROUP ANNOUNCES $9.1 MILLION EQUIPMENT SUPPLY AND SERVICES AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-TG Therapeutics, Jiangsu Hengrui Announce Agreement For BTK Inhibitor Program For Treatment Of Hematologic Malignancies

* TG THERAPEUTICS AND JIANGSU HENGRUI MEDICINE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF NOVEL BTK INHIBITOR PROGRAM FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES

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Agreement on tax cuts raises prospects for German coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to provide income tax relief for high earners, a source said on Monday, signaling progress in their talks on forming a coalition government.

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BRIEF-‍Solvay And Boeing Sign Materials Supply Agreement For 777X Program​

* ‍SOLVAY AND BOEING SIGN MATERIALS SUPPLY AGREEMENT FOR 777X PROGRAM​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2CScINI Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-US Energy Says Co Entered Common Stock Sales Agreement With Northland Securities

* US ENERGY CORP - ‍ON JAN. 5, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT WITH NORTHLAND SECURITIES, INC - SEC FILING​

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Saudi king orders new monthly payments to offset cost of living rise: state TV

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked gas prices and introduced value-added tax (VAT).

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BRIEF-Appliance Recycling Centers Of America Says Co, Unit Entered Into Stock Purchase Agreement With ApplianceSmart

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Appliance Recycling Centers Of America Inc :

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BRIEF-Andeavor Logistics Says Entered Amendment To Existing Third Amended & Restated Credit Agreement

* ANDEAVOR LOGISTICS LP SAYS ENTERED AMENDMENT NO 1 TO EXISTING THIRD AMENDED & RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JAN 29, 2016 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Allegiant Travel Says Co Borrowed $35 Mln Under Loan Agreement Secured By 3 Airbus A320 Series Aircraft‍​ - SEC Filing

* ALLEGIANT TRAVEL SAYS ON DEC 29, CO THROUGH UNIT, BORROWED $35 MILLION UNDER LOAN AGREEMENT SECURED BY 3 AIRBUS A320 SERIES AIRCRAFT‍​ - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CXY7gk) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Glu Mobile Says Co Entered Agreements Related To Divestiture Of Game Development Studio

* GLU MOBILE-ON DEC. 31, 2017 CO ENTERED AGREEMENTS RELATED TO DIVESTITURE OF GAME DEVELOPMENT STUDIO THROUGH SALE OF ITS UNIT GLU MOBILE (RUSSIA) LIMITED

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BRIEF-Tenet, St. Luke's Hospital Announce Agreement Regarding Sale Of Des Peres Hospital

* TENET AND ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL ANNOUNCE DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT REGARDING THE SALE OF DES PERES HOSPITAL

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BRIEF-Photronics Announces Closing Of China Joint Venture Agreement With Dai Nippon Printing

* PHOTRONICS ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF CHINA JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT WITH DAI NIPPON PRINTING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Code crackdown: China payments restrictions to hit profits

BEIJING (Reuters) - A decision by China's central bank to rein in reserve funds held by payment firms could cost the industry upwards of $689 million a year, spur consolidation and alter the way Asia's biggest tech firms move money.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Pandora Media Says Entered Into Credit Agreement Under Which Lenders Secured Credit Facility Of Up To $200 Mln

* PANDORA MEDIA - ON DEC 29, CO ENTERED INTO CREDIT AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH LENDERS COMMITTED TO CO SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY OF UP TO $200 MILLION

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BRIEF-Universal mCloud Corp Signs Binding Agreement To Purchase NGRAIN Corp

* UNIVERSAL MCLOUD CORP. SIGNS BINDING AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE NGRAIN CORPORATION, A GLOBAL LEADER IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND 3D AUGMENTED REALITY SOFTWARE

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BRIEF-Caesarstone Enters Settlement Agreement Related To Occupational Risks With Silica Dust

* CAESARSTONE SAYS ENTERED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO THE CLAIM FILED AGAINST IT IN APRIL 2014 RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL RISKS WITH SILICA DUST- SEC FILING

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BRIEF-USA Technologies Announces Expanded Agreement With Jackson Brothers Of The South

* JACKSON BROTHERS OF THE SOUTH EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH USA TECHNOLOGIES TO GO 100% CASHLESS

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BRIEF-Dare Bioscience Says Entered Into Common Stock Sales Agreement

* DARE BIOSCIENCE SAYS ON JANUARY 4, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-FMC Revises Operating Agreements In Argentina

* FMC REVISES OPERATING AGREEMENTS IN ARGENTINA, COMPLETING AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARD THE SEPARATION OF ITS LITHIUM BUSINESS

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BRIEF-Office Depot Says Entered Into Letter Agreement With CFO Joseph Lower

* OFFICE DEPOT SAYS ENTERED INTO LETTER AGREEMENT WITH CFO JOSEPH LOWER - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Arvinas announces research collaboration and license agreement with Pfizer Inc

* ARVINAS ANNOUNCES RESEARCH COLLABORATION AND LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER INC. FOR THE DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF PROTEIN DEGRADATION DRUG CANDIDATES

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BRIEF-INC Research Says CFO Greg Rush Resigned

* - JASON MEGGS WILL ACT AS INTERIM CFO, BEGINNING APRIL 30, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Babcock & Wilcox Says Entered Agreement With Vintage Capital Management, Kahn Capital Management And Brian Kahn

* BABCOCK & WILCOX ENTERPRISES SAYS ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH VINTAGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, KAHN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND BRIAN R. KAHN - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Goldman Sachs BDC And Regents Of University Of California Entered Into Amendment To Llc Agreement Of Senior Credit Fund​

* GOLDMAN SACHS BDC - ‍ON JAN. 2, CO, REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO LLC AGREEMENT OF SENIOR CREDIT FUND​

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BRIEF-China Natural Resources say On Dec. 29, Co Entered Into Sale and Purchase Agreement With Shanghai Kangzheng Investment

* CHINA NATURAL RESOURCES- ON DEC. 29, CO AND ITS UNIT ENTERED INTO SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH SHANGHAI KANGZHENG INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD‍​

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BRIEF-Quest Pharmatech Unit Sign License Agreement With Stanford University

* QUEST PHARMATECH- UNIT SIGN EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH STANFORD UNIVERSITY TO DEVELOP & COMMERCIALIZE PATENTED EGF WOUND HEALING TECHNOLOGY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Frankly Amends Raycom Agreement To Extend Deadline To Increase Board Size

* FRANKLY -ENTERED INTO AMENDMENTS OF SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH RAYCOM, CO DATED JUNE 26, 2017 CREDIT AGREEMENT WITH RAYCOM, CO DATED AUG 31,2016

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BRIEF-ifresh Announces Exclusive Agreement With Sunray Venus

* IFRESH INC - ‍IFRESH WILL BE EXCLUSIVE CUSTOMER OF SUNRAY VENUS' SEAFOOD​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Nfusz Inc Enters Agreement With Oracle's Unit To Develop Application

* NFUSZ INC SAYS ON JANUARY 2, CO ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT WITH ORACLE'S UNIT PURSUANT TO WHICH CO AGREED TO DEVELOP APPLICATION - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Block One Capital enters definitive agreement to acquire 90 pct of TG12 Ventures

* . ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE 90% OF TG12 VENTURES INC.

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BRIEF-Euronet Worldwide Issues Statement Regarding Termination Of MoneyGram And Ant Financial Merger Agreement

* EURONET WORLDWIDE STATEMENT REGARDING THE TERMINATION OF THE MONEYGRAM AND ANT FINANCIAL MERGER AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-LGC Capital Enters Into $2.34 Million Convertible Loan Agreement

* LGC CAPITAL LTD. ENTERS INTO US $2.34 MILLION CONVERTIBLE LOAN AGREEMENT TO FUND 2018 EXPANSION

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BRIEF-CSRA Enters Into Third Amendment To Credit Agreement

* CSRA INC - ON DEC 29, CO ENTERED INTO THIRD AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT AMONG THE COMPANY AND OTHERS- SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Finjan And Fireeye Enter Patent License Agreements

* FINJAN HOLDINGS INC - UNDER TERMS OF AGREEMENTS, FIREEYE AGREED TO PAY FINJAN A 1-TIME NET SETTLEMENT AMOUNT OF ABOUT $12.5 MILLION PAYABLE IN CASH

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BRIEF-DPW Holdings' Subsidiary Coolisys Technologies Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Enertec

* DPW HOLDINGS’ SUBSIDIARY COOLISYS TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ENERTEC

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BRIEF-Shanxi Securities Signs Agreement With Company Of JD.com's Liu Qiangdong

* SAYS IT SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH TECH COMPANY OF JD.COM'S LIU QIANGDONG TO COOPERATE ON VARIOUS FRONTS, SUCH AS SETTING UP AN INVESTMENT FUND OF TOTAL SIZE OF 5 BILLION YUAN ($768.49 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2Cu7bf2 Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.5063 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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Zakaria: Trump has resigned the US as world's leader

CNN's Fareed Zakaria examines the US role in the world one year into the Trump administration.

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BRIEF-Fortress Paper Announces $5 Mln Credit Agreement

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

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BRIEF-PRA Health Sciences Says Unit Entered First Amendment, Second Joinder Agreement To Credit Agreement

* PRA HEALTH SCIENCES SAYS ON DEC 28, UNIT ENTERED FIRST AMENDMENT, SECOND JOINDER AGREEMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED DEC 6, 2016‍​ - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Delek Logistics Announces Transportation Services Agreement Period For Incentive Rates For Paline Pipeline

* DELEK LOGISTICS ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AGREEMENT PERIOD FOR INCENTIVE RATES FOR THE PALINE PIPELINE FROM LONGVIEW TO NEDERLAND

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BRIEF-Campbell Soup Says Entered Into Three-Year Credit Agreement With Credit Suisse, Cayman Islands Branch ‍​

* CAMPBELL SOUP CO - ENTERED INTO A THREE-YEAR CREDIT AGREEMENT WITH CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH ‍​

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BRIEF-General Mills Says Henrietta Fore Resigned From Board Effective Dec 31

* GENERAL MILLS INC - HENRIETTA FORE HAS RESIGNED FROM BOARD, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2017

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Pershing Square and Valeant reach agreement on settlement split

Dec 29 (Reuters) - Activist investor William Ackman's Pershing Square said on Friday it had reached an agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals to split settlement costs of a lawsuit related to Allergan Plc.

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BRIEF-FC Global Realty- On Dec 22 Entered Into A Securities Purchase Agreement With Opportunity Fund I-SS

* FC GLOBAL REALTY- ON DEC 22 ENTERED INTO A SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH OPPORTUNITY FUND I-SS, LLC - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-China Internet Nationwide Signs Agreement With China Co-Op Subsidiary

Dec 29 (Reuters) - China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc:

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BRIEF-Mid-Con Energy Partners Enters Into Amendment To Certain Credit Agreement

* MID-CON ENERGY PARTNERS SAYS ON DEC 22, CO, LENDERS, ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO CERTAIN CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF DEC 20, 2011 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Ctrip's Invested Companies, Elong And Tongcheng Network, Announce Agreement To Merge

* CTRIP'S INVESTED COMPANIES, ELONG AND TONGCHENG NETWORK, ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MERGE

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BRIEF-Eaton Provides Guidance On The Impact Of Newly-Signed U.S. Tax Legislation

* EATON PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON THE IMPACT OF NEWLY-SIGNED U.S. TAX LEGISLATION

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Fact check: Trump incorrectly claims he's 'signed more legislation than anybody'

President Donald Trump touted his economic and legislative achievements in front of Florida firefighters on Wednesday -- but again stretched his comments too far for the facts.

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BRIEF-Hovnanian Enterprises Announces Credit Agreement And Refinancing Transaction With GSO Capital Partners

* HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC. ANNOUNCES CREDIT AGREEMENT AND REFINANCING TRANSACTION WITH GSO CAPITAL PARTNERS

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BRIEF-Validus Holdings' Unit Entered Into A Subscription Agreement With Aquiline Co

* VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD SAYS ON DECEMBER 22, UNIT ENTERED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT WITH AQUILINE CO-INVEST III GP ‍​ - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-American Lorain Has Entered Into Agreement For Financing

* AMERICAN LORAIN CORPORATION HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT FOR FINANCING

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BRIEF-CAE To Buy Up To 600,000 Common Shares Under Its Normal Course Issuer Bid Through Private Agreement

* CAE TO PURCHASE UP TO 600,000 COMMON SHARES UNDER ITS NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID THROUGH A PRIVATE AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-ClearStream Energy enters into refinancing agreement with Canso Investment

* CLEARSTREAM ENERGY SERVICES INC. ANNOUNCES REFINANCING TRANSACTION

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South Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement with Japan 'flawed'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that a 2015 agreement with Japan over South Korean "comfort women" was seriously flawed and urged follow-up measures to resolve the contentious issue.

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Trump falsely claims he's signed most bills

President Donald Trump falsely claimed he has signed more legislation in his first year in office than any other president.

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BRIEF-T2 Biosystems, SMC Ltd Amend Certain Supply Agreement

* T2 BIOSYSTEMS-ON DEC. 22, CO,SMC, LTD ENTERED INTO SECOND AMENDMENT TO SUPPLY AGREEMENT, AMENDING CERTAIN SUPPLY AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF OCT. 10, 2014

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BRIEF-Keryx Biopharma Says Norwich Pharmaceuticals Agreed To Terminate Manufacturing Services Agreement

* KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS- ON DEC 20,CO,NORWICH PHARMACEUTICALS AGREED TO TERMINATE MANUFACTURING SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN CO,NPI,DATED JAN 17, 2014‍​

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BRIEF-HTG Molecular, Illumina Agreed To Third Development Plan Under Parties' Amended & Restated Development & Supply Agreement

* HTG MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS - ON DEC 23, CO, ILLUMINA AGREED TO THIRD DEVELOPMENT PLAN UNDER PARTIES' AMENDED & RESTATED DEVELOPMENT & SUPPLY AGREEMENT

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Male doctors make a lot more in industry payments than female peers

(Reuters Health) - Male physicians in the U.S., across almost every specialty, took in more money from the biomedical industry in 2015 than their female peers, a new study suggests.

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BRIEF-Liberbank Signs Strategic Agreement With Evo Payments ‍​From United States

* SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH EVO PAYMENTS ‍​FROM UNITED STATES

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BRIEF-Gendis Announces Agreement To Support Going Private Transaction

* GENDIS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SUPPORT A GOING PRIVATE TRANSACTION

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BRIEF-Modern Cinema Group Inc - ‍Signs Agreement To Co-Finance Animated Movie "Panda Versus. Aliens"

* MODERN CINEMA GROUP INC - ‍ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF AGREEMENT TO CO-FINANCE ANIMATED MOVIE "PANDA VERSUS. ALIENS", EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY STAN LEE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ocwen Financial Enters Into Additional Agreements To Resolve Regulatory Actions Brought By Oregon And Wyoming

* OCWEN FINANCIAL - OCWEN ENTERED INTO ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS TO RESOLVE REGULATORY ACTIONS BROUGHT BY OREGON AND WYOMING - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Cxense: Dow Jones Expands Agreement With Cxense

* DOW JONES EXPANDS AGREEMENT TO INCLUDE THE CXENSE MAXIFIER AD OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-UGI Corp's Unit Entered Secured Multicurrency Revolving Facility Agreement

* UGI CORP SAYS ON DEC 19, UNIT ENTERED SECURED MULTICURRENCY REVOLVING FACILITY AGREEMENT CONSISTING EUR 300 MILLION REVOLVING LOAN FACILITY‍​ - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2DVMw1A) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Resonant Expands Licensing Agreement With A RFFE Supplier And Licensee

* RESONANT EXPANDS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH A RFFE SUPPLIER AND LICENSEE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Sucampo Pharma Says If Merger Agreement Terminated, Co Agreed To Pay Mallinckrodt Fee Of $44 Million

* SUCAMPO PHARMACEUTICALS SAYS IF MERGER AGREEMENT TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, CO AGREED TO PAY MALLINCKRODT FEE OF $44 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2BUtNpK) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Quality Care Properties Enters Forbearance Agreement & Amendment To Master Lease & Security Agreement With HCR III, Its Parent

* QUALITY CARE PROPERTIES- ON DEC 22,CO, UNITS ENTERED FORBEARANCE AGREEMENT & AMENDMENT TO MASTER LEASE & SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH HCR III, ITS PARENT

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BRIEF-Seaboard Corp Enters Sale And Purchase Agreement With Certain Minority Shareholders

* SEABOARD CORP SAYS ON DEC 22, CO, UNIT ENTERED INTO A SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH CERTAIN MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Brookfield Infrastructure Announces Agreement To Sell Chilean Regulated Transmission Business For $1.3 Billion

* BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL CHILEAN REGULATED TRANSMISSION BUSINESS FOR $1.3 BILLION

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Russian court approves amicable agreement between Rosneft, Bashneft and Sistema - RIA

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A Russian court has approved the amicable agreement reached on Friday between the Sistema conglomerate and Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft in their dispute over the Bashneft oil company, RIA news agency said on Tuesday.

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Iraq has not reached agreement with Exxon on southern oilfields -oil minister

BAGHDAD, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Iraq has not yet reached an agreement with Exxon Mobil on a multibillion-dollar project to boost output from several southern oilfields, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Monday.

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Israel central bank mulls issuing digital currency for faster payments

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Bank of Israel is examining issuing digital currency as a means of creating a faster payments system as well as reducing the amount of cash in the economy, a central bank source said on Sunday, though he stressed no decision had yet been made.

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BRIEF-Cigna Entered Into Fifth Amended And Restated Revolving Credit Agreement With Lenders

* CIGNA CORP - ENTERED INTO FIFTH AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AND LETTER OF CREDIT AGREEMENT WITH LENDERS

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BRIEF-Revenue Group Enters Into An Incremental Commitment Agreement With Lenders - SEC Filing

* REVENUE GROUP INC SAYS ON DECEMBER 22, CO ENTERED INTO AN INCREMENTAL COMMITMENT AGREEMENT WITH LENDERS - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Orbcomm Enters Into Senior Secured Revolving Credit Agreement

* ORBCOMM SAYS ON DEC 18, CO, UNITS ENTERED INTO SENIOR SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Harbert Discovery Fund Says Perceptron Entered Into Amendment To Standstill Agreement With Harbert

* HARBERT DISCOVERY FUND SAYS ON DEC 18, PERCEPTRON INC ENTERED INTO THIRD AMENDMENT TO STANDSTILL AGREEMENT WITH HARBERT TO AMEND STANDSTILL AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-Archrock Partners Lp's General Partner Enters Into Amendment To First Amended, Restated Agreement Of Limited Partnership Of APLP

* ARCHROCK PARTNERS LP - ARCHROCK GENERAL PARTNER, L.P. ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO FIRST AMENDED, RESTATED AGREEMENT OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF APLP

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BRIEF-Banro Announces Support Agreement For Recapitalization Transaction With Key Stakeholders

* BANRO ANNOUNCES SUPPORT AGREEMENT FOR RECAPITALIZATION TRANSACTION WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS, COMMENCES RESTRUCTURING PROCEEDINGS & RECEIVES ORDER PERMITTING INTERIM FINANCING OF UP TO US$20 MILLION

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BRIEF-Tarena International Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With 9F Inc

* TARENA INTERNATIONAL, INC. SIGNS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH 9F INC

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US says Russia intentionally violating Syria military agreement

The Pentagon has accused Russia of intentionally violating an agreement intended to prevent accidents in the skies over Syria, following a recent unsafe encounter between US F-22s and Russian Su-25 jets.

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BRIEF-Navistar Enters Into Amendment To Note Purchase Agreement To Reduce Maximum Funded Amount To $350 Mln

* NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL - ON DEC 21, ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO REDUCE THE MAXIMUM FUNDED AMOUNT TO $350 MILLION- SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Biglari Holdings Enters Into Agreement & Plan Of Merger

* BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC - CO ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT & PLAN OF MERGER TO REORGANIZE ITSELF AS HOLDING COMPANY WITH A DUAL CLASS STRUCTURE

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BRIEF-India Globalization Capital Enters At-Market Offering Agreement For Sale Of Up To $10 Mln Shares

* INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL SAYS ON DEC 20, CO ENTERED INTO AT-MARKET OFFERING AGREEMENT FOR SALE OF UP TO $10 MILLION SHARES, PAR VALUE $0.0001/SHARE

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Kremlin: Putin favours amicable agreement in Rosneft-Sistema row

MOSCOW, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A possible amicable agreement in a row between Russian oil major Rosneft and conglomerate Sistema was a topic of Russian President Vladimir Putin's informal meeting with businessmen on Thursday, the Kremlin said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Zorlu Enerji Signs 5-Year Loan Agreement Worth $100.0 Mln With Export Development Canada

* SIGNS 5-YEAR LOAN AGREEMENT WORTH $100.0 MILLION WITH EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-Genscript Biotech Says US, Ireland Units ‍& Janssen Biotech Enter Collaboration & License Agreement ​

* US, IRELAND UNITS ‍& JANSSEN BIOTECH ENTER COLLABORATION & LICENSE AGREEMENT TO DEVELOP MULTIPLE MYELOMA PRODUCTS ​

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BRIEF-Janssen Enters Collaboration And License Agreement With China's Legend Biotech To Develop CAR-T Cancer Therapy

* JANSSEN ENTERS WORLDWIDE COLLABORATION AND LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH CHINESE COMPANY LEGEND BIOTECH TO DEVELOP INVESTIGATIONAL CAR-T ANTI-CANCER THERAPY

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BRIEF-NW Natural Says Entered Into Agreements To Acquire Salmon Valley Water Company & Falls Water Company

* NW NATURAL SAYS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENTS TO ACQUIRE SALMON VALLEY WATER COMPANY & FALLS WATER COMPANY - SEC FILING

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In victory for Trump, judge tosses suit on foreign payments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York on Thursday threw out a lawsuit claiming that President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by accepting foreign payments through his hotels and other businesses, handing him a major victory on an issue that has dogged him since before he took office in January.

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BRIEF-California Water Service Says Unit Entered An $85 Million Settlement Agreement

* CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE SAYS ON DEC 20, UNIT ENTERED AN $85 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH DOW CHEMICAL CO, SHELL OIL CO, CHEVRON U.S.A., AMONG OTHERS

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U.S. official says 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance plans on the federally run HealthCare.gov, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday, about a 4 percent decline from sign-ups for 2017.

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BRIEF-Gulf Island Fabrication Says Entered Into Agreement With Buckeye Pipe Line

* GULF ISLAND FABRICATION - ON DEC 20, UNIT ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT WITH BUCKEYE PIPE LINE CO L.P. TO SELL ONE OF CO'S FABRICATION YARDS IN SOUTH TEXAS

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BRIEF-Digital Bros Says Signed Sale Of 12.5 Pct of U.S. Subsidiary Pipeworks Inc

* ‍SALE OF 12.5% OF US SUBSIDIARY PROVIDES A CASH CONTRIBUTION OF 2.5 MILLION US DOLLARS​

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UPDATE 1-U.S. official says 8.8 mln people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health plans

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - About 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance plans on the federally run HealthCare.gov, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday, about a 4 percent decline from sign-ups for 2017.

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BRIEF-MedReleaf Signs Supplier Agreement With Shoppers Drug Mart

* MEDRELEAF CORP - ‍ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO BECOME A MEDICAL CANNABIS SUPPLIER TO SHOPPERS DRUG MART​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-‍Shell Petroleum Company Signed Agreement To Buy First Utility

* SIGNED AGREEMENT TO BUY 100% OF FIRST UTILITY, A INDEPENDENT UK HOUSEHOLD ENERGY AND BROADBAND PROVIDER

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BRIEF-Exco Resources Enters Into Forbearance Agreements

* EXCO RESOURCES- FORBEARANCE AGREEMENTS WILL EXPIRE UPON EARLIER OF 11:59 PM ET ON JANUARY 15, 2018 OR OCCURRENCE OF CERTAIN EVENTS SPECIFIED IN DEAL

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BRIEF-International Seaways Announces Agreement To Acquire Six VLCCs

* INTERNATIONAL SEAWAYS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE SIX VLCCS

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BRIEF-Cleantech Solutions Enters Exclusivity Agreement With Shanghai Hongchuan For Potential Acquisition

* CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL ENTERS INTO EXCLUSIVITY AGREEMENT WITH SHANGHAI HONGCHUAN FOR POTENTIAL ACQUISITION TO ENTER CHINA'S ADVERTISING MARKET

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BRIEF-Histogenics And Medinet Enter Licensing Agreement For Commercialization Of NeoCart In Japan

* HISTOGENICS CORPORATION AND MEDINET CO., LTD ENTER INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF NEOCART FOR THE JAPANESE MARKET

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BRIEF-Nokia Signs Patent License Agreement With Huawei

* NOKIA OYJ - SIGNED A MULTI-YEAR PATENT LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH HUAWEI

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BRIEF-vTv Therapeutics Signs Agreement With Hangzhou Zhongmei For Rights of Glp-1R Agonist Diabetes Program

* VTV THERAPEUTICS INC SAYS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH HANGZHOU ZHONGMEI HUADONG PHARMACEUTICAL CO. TO RIGHTS FOR VTV'S GLP-1R AGONIST DIABETES PROGRAM

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BRIEF-‍Datametrex Graph Blockchain Announces Collaboration Agreement With Revive Therapeutics

* ‍DATAMETREX GRAPH BLOCKCHAIN ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH REVIVE THERAPEUTICS TO DEVELOP A PATIENT DATA BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Kenon Provides Updates In Relation To Agreement With New Investor For Investment In Qoros

* KENON PROVIDES UPDATES IN RELATION TO THE AGREEMENT WITH THE NEW INVESTOR FOR INVESTMENT IN QOROS

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BRIEF-Euronav And Gener8 Maritime Announce Merger Agreement‍​

* - ISSUANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 60.9 MILLION NEW EURONAV SHARES TO GENER8 SHAREHOLDERS.

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BRIEF-Intesa Sanpaolo Signs Agreement With Trade Unions

* SAYS FOLLOWING AGREEMENT SIGNED OVERALL SAVINGS IN PERSONNEL EXPENSES OF AROUND EUR 675 MILLION PER YEAR ARE EXPECTED

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BRIEF-Mexichem Said It ‍signed Credit Facility With BBVA-Bancomer OF UP TO $200 mln

* MEXICHEM ANNOUNCES IT HAS SIGNED A CREDIT FACILITY AGREEMENT

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Gymnast Maroney says in court filing she was forced to sign agreement

(Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney sued USA Gymnastics (USAG) on Wednesday alleging that the organization forced her to sign a non-disclosure agreement about sexual abuse she endured from former national team doctor Larry Nassar.

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REFILE-BRIEF-Cabot Oil & Gas Corp Announces Agreement To Sell Eagle Ford Shale Assets

* CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL EAGLE FORD SHALE ASSETS

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BRIEF-Rait Financial Trust Says Unit Entered Second Amendment To Master Repurchase Agreement - SEC Filing

* RAIT FINANCIAL TRUST SAYS ON DEC 18, CO, UNIT ENTERED SECOND AMENDMENT TO MASTER REPURCHASE AGREEMENT DATED AS OF DEC 23, 2014 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Western Gas Partners Extends Commodity Price Swap Agreements With Anadarko Petroleum

* WESTERN GAS PARTNERS - EXTENDED COMMODITY PRICE SWAP AGREEMENTS WITH ANADARKO PETROLEUM FOR DJ BASIN COMPLEX & MGR ASSETS THROUGH DEC 31, 2018

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AT&T says to pay bonuses, invest $1 billion once tax reform signed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it will pay $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees and invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 once a tax reform bill approved by Congress is signed into law.

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Chile's Antofagasta reaches wage agreement at Centinela mine

SANTIAGO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc said on Wednesday it had reached a new wage agreement with unionized workers at its Centinela mine, defusing the risk of a strike amid a volatile labor landscape in the world's top copper-producing nation.

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UPDATE 1-AT&T says to pay bonuses, invest $1 bln once tax reform signed

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it will pay $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees and invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 once a tax reform bill approved by Congress is signed into law.

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BRIEF-Eguana Enters Into $3 Mln Growth Loan Agreement With Western Technology Investment

* EGUANA ENTERS INTO US$3 MILLION GROWTH LOAN AGREEMENT WITH WESTERN TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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AT&T says to pay bonuses, invest $1 bln once tax reform signed

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it will pay $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees and invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 once a tax reform bill approved by Congress is signed into law.

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McKayla Maroney and USA Gymnastics Had Confidentiality Agreement

The settlement was described in a lawsuit filed by Maroney against the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State.

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BRIEF-AT&T Says Once Tax Reform Is Signed Into Law, Co Plans To Invest Additional $1 bln In U.S. In 2018

* AT&T INC SAYS ONCE TAX REFORM IS SIGNED INTO LAW, AT&T PLANS TO INVEST AN ADDITIONAL $1 BILLION IN UNITED STATES IN 2018

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BRIEF-Baidu And Xiongan New Area Sign Strategic Agreement To Develop Smart City

* BAIDU AND XIONGAN NEW AREA SIGN STRATEGIC AGREEMENT TO DEVELOP SMART CITY

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BRIEF-DFS Services and NAPAS Sign Agreement To Form Strategic Alliance

* DFS SERVICES LLC SAYS CO, NATIONAL PAYMENTS CORPORATION OF VIETNAM SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO FORM A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

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BRIEF-Southern Tide Announces New Strategic Licensing Agreement

* SAYS‍ MULTI-YEAR STRATEGIC LICENSING PARTNERSHIP WITH HARRY BACHRACH WILL BEGIN WITH SPRING 2018 COLLECTION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Acerus Enters Into A Licensing Agreement With Viramal To Commercialize The Elegant Franchise In Canada

* ACERUS ENTERS INTO A LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH VIRAMAL TO COMMERCIALIZE THE ELEGANTâ„¢ FRANCHISE IN CANADA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: