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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy says five Texas stakeholder groups reach agreement with Co in Oncor acquisition

* Parties to agreement ask public utility commission of Texas to approve acquisition

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BRIEF-New Jersey Resources Corp,certain of unregulated subsidiaries, enters into a $100 million credit agreement

* New Jersey Resources Corp - ‍on August 18, co, certain of unregulated subsidiaries, entered into a $100 million credit agreement Source text: (http://bit.ly/2id171L) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Calithera Biosciences enters into sales agreement with Cowen and Co ‍​

* Calithera Biosciences - entered into sales agreement with Cowen And Company, Llc, or Cowen, relating to shares of co's common stock ‍​

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BRIEF-MiMedx signs agreement to divest Stability Biologics unit as part of co's strategic focus on biopharma

* MiMedx signs definitive agreement to divest Stability Biologics subsidiary as part of company's strategic focus on biopharma

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Venezuela's oil company says 'financial blockade' hurts payments

CARACAS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A U.S.-led "financial blockade" has hurt Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's capacity to collect payment for crude cargoes, and forced it to rely on political allies like China and Russia, the company's president said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Risesun Real Estate Development's unit signs strategic agreement with Alibaba-backed logistics firm

* Says unit signs strategic agreement with Alibaba-backed logistics firm on areas including internet of things, e-commerce innovation

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BRIEF-Rayonier Advanced Materials enters first restatement agreement to amend and restate credit agreement

* On Aug 17 co entered first restatement agreement to amend and restate credit agreement, dated as of June 24, 2014​

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BRIEF-Howard Bancorp says deal ‍agreement contains termination rights for co, First Mariner

* Howard Bancorp says deal ‍agreement contains termination rights for co, First Mariner - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Shanta Gold terminates arrangement agreement with Helio

* DELIVERED NOTICE TO HELIO RESOURCE OF ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT TERMINATION DUE TO POTENTIAL IMPACT ON HELIO OF BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW IN TANZANIA SOURCE TEXT FOR EIKON: FURTHER COMPANY COVERAGE:

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BRIEF-Greenspace Brands announces agreement to acquire the Cold Press Corp

* Greenspace Brands announces agreement to acquire the Cold Press Corp (CEDAR)

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BRIEF-Andrea Electronics enters into a settlement agreement with Samsung Electronics

* Andrea Electronics says ‍on aug 16, co entered into a settlement agreement with Samsung Electronics Co ltd and Samsung Electronics America - sec filing

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BRIEF-Encore Capital Group says co entered into a third amended and restated senior secured note purchase agreement

* Encore Capital Group Inc - on August 11, 2017, company entered into a third amended and restated senior secured note purchase agreement

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BRIEF-Biostage ‍enters securities purchase agreement with First Pecos

* Biostage Inc - ‍entered into a securities purchase agreement effective as of August 11, 2017 with First Pecos - SEC filing​

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BRIEF-Hemostemix Inc. Announces agreement to resolve all outstanding matters with Hemostemix (Asia) Corporation (HEMA)

* Hemostemix - HEMA'S litigation will be discontinued on without costs basis and strategic alliance between co, HEMA will be terminated

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BRIEF-Vistra Energy's unit enters amendment to Credit Agreement dated Oct 3, 2016​

* Vistra Energy says ‍effective Aug 17, Vistra Operations, unit of co, entered an amendment to Credit Agreement, dated Oct 3, 2016​ - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Sinclair Broadcast announces agreement with YouTube TV

* Agreement for all of ABC, CBS, FOX , NBC affiliates to be carried in the respective markets as YouTube TV launches in the markets​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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BRIEF-ID Systems provided notice of termination with respect to loan and security agreement

* ‍On August 16 co provided a notice of termination with respect to loan and security agreement, dated as of December 18, 2015​

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BRIEF-Kraton Corp enters fourth amendment to Credit and Guarantee Agreement ‍dated Jan 6, 2016​

* Says on Aug 16, 2017, Kraton, certain of co's units, entered into fourth amendment to Credit and Guarantee Agreement ‍dated as of Jan 6, 2016​

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BRIEF-Leidos Inc entered into 1st amendment to credit agreement dated Aug 16, 2016

* Leidos Holdings says ‍on August 16 Leidos Inc and co entered into first amendment to credit agreement dated August 16, 2016 - SEC filing​

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BRIEF-NF Energy signs new agreement

* Nf Energy Saving Corp - ‍Announced that it recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China social welfare foundation water fund​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-China Commercial Credit Inc enters into agreement to settle class action litigation

* China Commercial Credit Inc- Enters into stipulation and agreement to settle securities class action litigation Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump to make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did little to quell long-term concerns about the insurance market.

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UPDATE 1-Trump to make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did little to quell long-term concerns about the insurance market.

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BRIEF-Red Lion Hotels, unit enter into asset purchase agreement with Paciolan

* Red Lion Hotels Corp - on August 11, 2017, Red Lion Hotels Corporation, unit entered into asset purchase agreement with Paciolan, Llc

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Trump will make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for the month of August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Tractor Supply entered into note purchase and private shelf agreement by and among company, PGIM

* Tractor Supply Co - ‍on August 14 co entered into a note purchase and private shelf agreement by and among company, PGIM, Inc​

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BRIEF-Inpixon ‍enters into receivables, purchase order funding agreement with Payplant

* Inpixon secures increased financing facility to process growing orders

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BRIEF-DHI says lenders under co's credit agreement granted consent for borrowers to consummate specified dispositions

* DHI - ‍on Aug. 15, lenders under co's credit agreement, dated as of November 24, 2015, granted consent for borrowers to consummate specified dispositions

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BRIEF-Monsanto, ToolGen announce global licensing agreement on CRISPR platform

* Monsanto and Toolgen announce global licensing agreement on CRISPR platform, underscore the benefits of innovation for farmers

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BRIEF-CBRE Group, Kahua enter into long-term, global agreement

* CBRE Group, Inc and Kahua enter into a long-term, global agreement

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BRIEF-Caixabank signs agreement with Alibaba to allow purchases via Alipay

* SAYS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH ALIBABA TO ALLOW USERS OF ALIPAY PAYMENT SYSTEM TO MAKE PURCHASES IN SPANISH ESTABLISHMENTS

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BRIEF-Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail enters agreement with American Eagle Outfitters

* Says entered into a multi store retail & e-commerce license agreement with American Eagle Outfitters

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BRIEF-Vectura says global development agreement with Dynavax

* VECTURA'S AKITA SMART NEBULISER TO BE USED BY DYNAVAX TO DELIVER DV281

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BRIEF-FibraHotel announces an agreement to acquire the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun all-inclusive resort hotel

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Concentradora Fibra Hotelera Mexicana Sa De Cv

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BRIEF-Ikkuma says entered into agreement to acquire assets in Alberta Foothills, British Columbia Deep Basin

* Ikkuma Resources Corp announces transformational foothills acquisition tripling production to 20,800 boe/d in conjunction with a $20 million infrastructure sale and a $10 million flow-through equity financing

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BRIEF-Liquor Stores to change frequency of dividend payments to quarterly, effective for Q4

* Liquor Stores NA Ltd - effective for Q4 of 2017, company will change frequency of dividend payments to quarterly

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UPDATE 1-End of U.S. payments to health insurers would cause premiums to rise -CBO

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to stop billions of dollars of payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday.

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End of U.S. payments to health insurers would cause premiums to rise: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to stop billions of dollars of payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Digitalglobe Inc ‍signed a Direct Access Program contract with Australian Department of Defence​

* Digitalglobe Inc - ‍signed a direct access program (dap) contract with Australian Department of Defence​

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BRIEF-Wabco enters into new long-term agreement with a major global manufacturer of trucks and buses

* Wabco enters into new long-term agreement with a major global manufacturer of trucks and buses; wins its largest order ever for supply of its breakthrough modular braking system platform

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BRIEF-American Airlines, Trustee enters into a note purchase agreement

* American Airlines Inc - ‍on August 14, 2017, American Airlines Inc, Trustee entered into a note purchase agreement​

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BRIEF-Crescita Therapeutics announces amended loan agreement with Knight Therapeutics

* Crescita Therapeutics announces amended loan agreement with Knight Therapeutics

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BRIEF-Immersion enters into licensing agreement with Yomuneco for gaming and VR applications

* Immersion enters into licensing agreement with Yomuneco for gaming and VR applications

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BRIEF-Western Union and Pay-O-Matic renew agreement with 7-year extension

* Western Union and Pay-O-Matic renew agreement with 7-year extension

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BRIEF-TPI and Senvion sign wind blade supply agreement and cooperate on Rodpack Technology

* TPI and Senvion sign wind blade supply agreement and cooperate on Rodpack Technology

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BRIEF-Lilis Energy and Lucid Energy enter into gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement in the Permian basin

* Lilis Energy and Lucid Energy Group enter into a long-term gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement in the Permian basin

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BRIEF-Nabors announces agreement to acquire Tesco Corp in an all-stock transaction

* Nabors announces agreement to acquire Tesco Corporation in an all-stock transaction that values Tesco common stock at $4.62 per share

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BRIEF-Azurrx Biopharma enters into sublicense agreement with Transchem

* Azurrx Biopharma Inc - ‍on August 7, 2017, Azurrx Biopharma, Inc entered into a sublicense agreement with Transchem, Inc. - sec filing​

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BRIEF-Butte Energy says CEO Tyron Pfeifer has resigned

* Butte Energy Inc - ‍tyron Pfeifer has resigned as president and chief executive officer of company, with effect as of August 9, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Canadians shift to smaller, more frequent, auto loans repayments

MONTREAL, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Canadians are making smaller payments more frequently on auto term loans as new financing offers lure buyers away from the typical monthly billing cycle, a trend public advocacy groups say could push consumers to purchase more expensive vehicles that they simply cannot afford.

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BRIEF-Terraform Power unit enters twelfth amendment to credit, guaranty agreement

* Terraform Power -on Aug 10, Terraform Power Operating LLC, unit of co, entered twelfth amendment to its credit & guaranty agreement, dated Jan 28, 2015‍​

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FTC says it closes investigation of Honeywell, Du Pont agreements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Friday it had closed its investigation of several agreements between Honeywell International Inc and E I du Pont de Nemours and Co related to the sale of a next-generation refrigerant in automotive air conditioning systems.

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BRIEF-Enservco enters into long-term credit agreement with East West Bank

* Enservco enters into long-term credit agreement with East West Bank

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BRIEF-New York Mortgage Trust says entered into an equity distribution agreement​ - SEC filing

* New York Mortgage Trust Inc says ‍on August 10, 2017, New York Mortgage Trust entered into an equity distribution agreement​ - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Addvalue and Inmarsat sign agreement to launch inter-satellite data relay service

* Addvalue and Inmarsat sign agreement to launch inter-satellite data relay service

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BRIEF-AT&T says CWA-represented employees vote to ratify west wireline agreement

* AT&T announces CWA-represented employees vote to ratify west wireline agreement

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BRIEF-Breitburn Energy Partners says bankruptcy court enters order authorizing debtors to enter into swap agreements with certain dip lenders​

* Breitburn Energy Partners - ‍on Aug 9, bankruptcy court entered order authorizing debtors to enter into swap agreements with certain of dip lenders​

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BRIEF-Natera enters into credit agreement by and between Natera and Orbimed Royalty Opportunities

* Natera - on August 8 entered into credit agreement by and between Natera as the borrower and Orbimed Royalty Opportunities II, Lp as lender - sec filing

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BRIEF-Uni-Pixel enters into an equity purchase agreement with l2 Capital

* Uni-Pixel Inc - on August 10, 2017co entered into an equity purchase agreement with l2 Capital, Llc - sec filing

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BRIEF-Texas Roadhouse Inc says entered amended credit agreement - SEC filing​

* On August 7, entered certain amended and restated credit agreement with respect to revolving credit facility - Sec filing​

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MetLife seeks changes to protect interest payments, dividends

(Reuters) - MetLife Inc is asking some bond investors and shareholders to approve changes that are necessary for the insurer to make interest payments as usual, and continue returning capital to common shareholders, following its recent Brighthouse Financial Inc spinoff.

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BRIEF-Migme Ltd updates on agreement with Solaris Power Cells

* Solaris failed to deliver on its obligations and in interest of migme shareholders, co terminated process and is evaluating alternative options

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BRIEF-Painted Pony enters into an investment agreement with Magnetar Capital

* Painted Pony announces strategic financing, executive appointment, record production volumes, and second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Marathon Patent enters amendment to revenue sharing, securities purchase agreement and restructuring agreement

* Marathon Patent - entered into first amendment to amended and restated revenue sharing and securities purchase agreement and restructuring agreement

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BRIEF-Canacol Energy enters into Sabanas Gas flowline agreement

* Canacol Energy Ltd enters into Sabanas Gas flowline agreement

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BRIEF-Home Capital provides update on agreements to settle OSC and class action matters

* Home Capital provides update on agreements to settle OSC and class action matters

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U.S. payments firm Vantiv clinches $10 billion deal to buy Worldpay

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. credit card processing company Vantiv secured a deal to buy British-based rival Worldpay for 8 billion pounds ($10.4 billion) on Wednesday in a bid to create a $29 billion global payments powerhouse.

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BRIEF-China Commercial Credit enters share exchange agreement with Sorghum Investment

* China Commercial Credit enters into a share exchange agreement with Sorghum Investment Holdings Limited

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO calls end of distribution agreement with Netflix "major strategic shift"

* Walt Disney Co says new direct ESPN service will be available to consumers in early 2018 - conf call

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BRIEF-Core Molding Technologies says entered into 12th amendment to that certain credit agreement, dated as of December 9, 2008- SEC Filing​

* Core Molding Technologies- ‍on Aug 4, co, affiliate, entered into twelfth amendment to that certain credit agreement, dated as of December 9, 2008​

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BRIEF-WWE and Canal 1 announce agreement to televise Raw and SmackDown in Colombia

* WWE and Canal 1 announce agreement to televise RAW and SmackDown in Colombia

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BRIEF-Canadian National Railway says conductors in Canada ratify new labour agreement

* 3-year deal retroactive to July 23, 2016, provides wage increases, benefit improvements to approximately 3,000 conductors​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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BRIEF-Fifth Third Bancorp announces agreement to sell Vantiv shares

* Fifth Third Bancorp announces agreement to sell Vantiv shares

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BRIEF-Vantiv enters into transaction agreement with Fifth Third Bank

* On August 7, entered into a transaction agreement with Fifth Third Bank - SEC filing​

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BRIEF-WABCO signs agreement to acquire India-based Assettrackr

* Signed agreement to purchase 100 percent of Assettrackr's shares Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-RCI announces agreement to acquire DAE

* RCI - DAE's offices in Australia, New zealand, US and Egypt will become part of RCI upon completion of the acquisition

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BRIEF-Eclipse Resources enters fourth amendment to second amended & restated credit agreement

* Says ‍on August 1, entered fourth amendment to second amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing​

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BRIEF-Micron Products says entered multi-year supply agreement with Security Devices International

* Micron Products, Inc. And Security Devices International, Inc. (TSX-V:SDZ) (OTCBB:SDEV) enter into exclusive multi-year supply agreement

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BRIEF-Biocept executes preferred provider agreement with Scripps Health Plan

* Biocept executes preferred provider agreement with Scripps Health Plan expanding patient coverage for its liquid biopsy platform Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Skydance Media extends agreement with Paramount Pictures for four additional years

* Skydance Media extends worldwide production & distribution agreement for feature films with Paramount Pictures for four additional years

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BRIEF-Airxpanders says‍ on Aug. 4, co and Oxford Finance LLC entered into loan and security agreement - SEC filing

* Airxpanders Inc says‍ on August 4, co and Oxford Finance LLC entered into a loan and security agreement - SEC filing

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ASEAN communique stalls amid disagreement on South China Sea stance

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian foreign ministers failed to release a customary communique at the end of a high-level meeting on Saturday after what diplomats said was a lack of consensus about how to refer to disputes in the South China Sea.

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BRIEF-Black Hills says entered amended & restated equity distribution sales agreement

* Black Hills - ‍filed new shelf registration statement on Form S-3 on Aug 4; entered amended & restated equity distribution sales agreement on aug 4​

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BRIEF-Crestwood Equity Partners LP - say co and crestwood equity GP LLC entered into an equity distribution agreement - SEC filing

* Crestwood Equity Partners LP - on August 4, 2017, co and Crestwood Equity GP LLC entered into an equity distribution agreement - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-CYS Investments enters into equity distribution agreement with JMP Securities

* CYS Investments Inc says ‍on August 4, entered into an equity distribution agreement with JMP Securities LLC - SEC filing​

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BRIEF-Dyadic concludes research services agreement with Dupont

* Dyadic announces the conclusion of its research services agreement with Dupont

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BRIEF-Wellcare Health Plans CFO says company and CVS Health have agreed to extend their pharmacy benefit manager agreement for 2019 and 2020

* Wellcare Health Plans CFO says company and CVS Health have agreed to extend their pharmacy benefit manager agreement for 2019 and 2020 - Conf Call Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Aquaventure says it has entered into $150 mln senior secured credit agreement​

* Aquaventure Holdings Limited announces completion of corporate financing transaction

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BRIEF-Hannon Armstrong‍ enters into market issuance sales agreements

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc

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BRIEF-Orotongroup enters into a binding agreement with Gap Inc

* ‍Orotongroup has entered into a binding agreement with Gap Inc to discontinue Gap franchise business in Australia

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Viacom shares hit after delay in Chinese studio payments, weak ad outlook

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount, said on Thursday Chinese studio Huahua Media delayed a payment to the company in June and that it expected continued single digit declines in ad revenue this quarter, sending its stock down sharply after hours.

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BRIEF-GE signs 12-year agreement to boost profitability at Daya Bay nuclear power base

* GE signs 12-year agreement to boost help reliability and profitability at Daya Bay nuclear power base in China‍​

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BRIEF-Eplus units enter amendment no. 5 to amended, restated agreement for wholesale financing

* Eplus Inc- ‍on July 27, co's units entered amendment no. 5 to amended and restated agreement for wholesale financing and business financing agreement​

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Iran: US sanctions designed to derail nuclear deal

The US is undermining the Iran nuclear deal by imposing sanctions on the country, a ranking Iranian official has said on state TV.

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BRIEF-Handal Resources says unit entered into agreement with Exxonmobil Exploration And Production Malaysia

* Unit entered into goods & services outline agreement with Exxonmobil Exploration And Production Malaysia Inc

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BRIEF-Sears Canada says Anand Samuel has resigned from co's board ​

* Sears Canada Inc - ‍announced that Anand A. Samuel has resigned from company's board of directors​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. governors urge Trump to make insurance payments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic and Republican U.S. governors on Wednesday urged the Trump administration, as well as Congress, to continue funding payments to health insurance companies that make Obamacare plans affordable, calling it critical to stabilizing the insurance marketplace.

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BRIEF-Crown Crafts signs licensing agreement with ed ellen degeneres

* Crown Crafts signs licensing agreement with ed ellen degeneres

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U.S. Governors urge Trump to make health insurance payments

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Democratic and Republican U.S. governors on Wednesday urged the Trump administration, as well as Congress, to continue funding payments to health insurance companies that make Obamacare plans affordable, calling it critical to stabilizing the insurance marketplace.

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BRIEF-EyeLock enters into license agreement for Qualcomm Mobile Security

* EyeLock enters into license agreement for Qualcomm Mobile Security

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BRIEF-Aeromexico, El Al Israel Airlines sign code share agreement

* Aeromexico and El Al Israel Airlines sign a code share agreement

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BRIEF-Nielsen signs multi-year data analytics agreement with Aldi

* Nielsen and Aldi sign strategic multi-year relationship to integrate shopper and advertising effectiveness analytics

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BRIEF-Walgreens enters into an amendment agreement to revolving credit agreement

* Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc says on August 1, 2017, company entered into an amendment agreement to revolving credit agreement - SEC filing

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UAE says measures against Qatar do not violate WTO agreements

DUBAI (Reuters) - Economic sanctions imposed on Qatar by three fellow Gulf states do not violate World Trade Organisation agreements, a United Arab Emirates official said, after Doha launched a wide-ranging legal complaint at the Geneva-based body this week.

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BRIEF-Corbion signs agreement to bid for substantially all of the assets of Terravia

* REG - Corbion signs agreement to bid for substantially all of the assets of innovative microalgae specialist TerraVia

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BRIEF-Fortis says purchase agreement between co and Teck has been terminated

* Says BC Hydro has exercised its right of first offer to acquire Teck's two-thirds interest in Waneta dam

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UPDATE 2-Court allows Democratic states to defend Obamacare payments

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed Democratic state attorneys general to defend subsidy payments to insurance companies under the Obamacare healthcare law, a critical part of funding for the statute that President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off.

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Court allows Democratic states to defend Obamacare payments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed Democratic state attorneys general to defend subsidy payments to insurance companies that are a critical part of the Obamacare healthcare law.

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BRIEF-Prospero reports option to own agreement

* Prospero Silver Corp - co has, together with its Mexican unit entered into option to own agreement with Exploraciones Del Altiplano, S.A. De C.V

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BRIEF-Foundation Medicine entered into amendment letter agreement with Roche Finance

* Foundation Medicine Inc - co entered into amendment letter agreement with Roche Finance Ltd amending credit facility agreement, dated August 2, 2016

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BRIEF-Cerus expands agreement with French National Blood Service

* Cerus announces expanded supply agreement with french national blood service

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BRIEF-Nanthealth Inc - ‍Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has signed a three-year contract extension for NaviNet Open​

* Nanthealth Inc - ‍Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has signed a three-year contract extension for NaviNet Open​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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App designed to turn you into a wine expert

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BRIEF-S2 Resources enters agreement with Renaissance Gold

* Entered agreement with Renaissance Gold to earn in to three of Rengold's properties located on known gold mineralized trends in Nevada, USA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Abbott Laboratories says entered into term loan agreement with lenders

* Abbott Laboratories - on july 31, co, entered into term loan agreement with lenders and Bank Of America, N.A., as administrative agent

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BRIEF-Holly Energy Partners LP says ‍on July 27 entered into a third amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing​

* Holly Energy Partners LP- ‍on July 27 Holly Energy Partners L.P. entered into a third amended and restated credit greement - SEC filing​

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BRIEF-AAR signs component support agreement with Hawaiian Airlines

* AAR signs component support agreement with Hawaiian Airlines

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BRIEF-Wilan subsidiary enters into license agreement with Getac

* Wi-Lan Inc says consideration paid to wilan and all other terms of license agreement are confidential

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BRIEF-Green Plains Trade Group LLC entered into amendment and restatement of Revolving Credit and Security Agreement

* Green Plains says on July 28, 2017, Green Plains Trade Group LLC entered into amendment and restatement of Revolving Credit and Security Agreement

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BRIEF-BioLife Solutions executes supply agreement with Celyad for CryoStor

* Biolife Solutions executes supply agreement with Celyad for CryoStor use in natural killer receptor based t-cell (nkr-t) platform targeting solid tumors and blood cancers

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BRIEF-Aerie Pharmaceuticals enters into collaboration agreement with DSM

* Aerie Pharmaceuticals enters into collaboration agreement with DSM focused on technology to potentially deliver Aerie compounds to treat retinal diseases such as wet AMD

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Trump threatens to end insurance payments if no healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday to end government payments to health insurers if Congress does not pass a healthcare bill.

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BRIEF-Enbridge Energy Partners says entered 2nd amendment to credit agreement

* Enbridge Energy Partners Lp - on july 25, 2017, co entered second amendment to credit agreement, dated as of july 25, 2017, with Enbridge (U.S.) Inc

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BRIEF-Document Security Systems enters into loan agreement

* Document Security Systems-on July 26, 2017, unit of co entered into loan agreement and accompanying term note non-revolving line of credit agreement

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BRIEF-Durect says ‍on July 24, Impax Laboratories terminated asset transfer and license agreement dated Jan. 3, 2014​

* Durect - ‍on July 24, Impax Laboratories provided notice to co, that Impax is terminating asset transfer and license agreement dated January 3, 2014​

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BRIEF-Rightside Group Ltd says company terminated its credit agreement, dated as of August 1, 2014 - SEC filing

* Rightside Group Ltd - was not obligated to pay any early termination fees or penalties as a result of termination

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BRIEF-Electrum Global enters share purchase agreement with Sandfire BC

* Electrum Global Holdings L.P says announces that it has entered a share purchase agreement with Sandfire BC Holdings Inc

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BRIEF-Plymouth Industrial REIT signs definitive agreement to acquire two properties in Indianapolis for $16.9 million

* Plymouth Industrial - ‍purchase price includes about $8.5 million in cash, and issuance of co's operating partnership units valued at about $8.375 million​

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BRIEF-Heska adds growth capital with $30 mln credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase

* Says credit agreement matures in July 2020 and replaces company's existing $15 million asset based line of credit

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BRIEF-Tennant Co enters into credit agreement - SEC filing

* On April 4, 2017, Tennant company and foreign subsidiary borrowers from time to time party thereto entered into a credit agreement

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BRIEF-Jeppesen and University Of North Dakota sign agreement

* Jeppesen and University Of North Dakota sign agreement for preparing the next generation of aviation professionals

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BRIEF-Infinity amends PI3K-Delta,Gamma Agreement with Takeda Oncology

* Infinity amends PI3K-Delta,Gamma Agreement with Takeda Oncology

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BRIEF-Aerocentury enters into fourth modification agreement

* Aerocentury says on July 24, co entered into fourth modification agreement to second amended and restated loan and security agreement

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BRIEF-LS Group and KKR announce partnership agreement

* Says will additionally acquire LS Group affiliate LS mtron's copper foil and flexible copper clad laminate business

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BRIEF-Sito Mobile says got purported notice of default and acceleration of obligations under a revenue sharing and note purchase agreement‍​

* Sito Mobile - on July 26, co got purported notice of default and acceleration of obligations under a revenue sharing and note purchase agreement‍​

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BRIEF-Infosonics - on July 25, co entered agreement and plan of merger by, among company, Cooltech Holding Corp, co's unit Infosonics Acquisition Sub Inc

* Infosonics - on July 25, co entered agreement and plan of merger by, among company, Cooltech Holding Corp, co's unit Infosonics Acquisition Sub Inc

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BRIEF-Immunoprecise enters agreement to develop immune-contraceptive vaccines for wildlife

* Immunoprecise enters agreement to develop immune-contraceptive vaccines for wildlife

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BRIEF-Pointer Telocation Cellocator division signs ongoing supply agreement in North America

* Pointer Telocation Ltd - deliveries will start in 2018 and revenues from agreement are expected to reach about $2 million-$3 million on annual basis

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BRIEF-Wirecard signs agreement with Gulf Air to extend collaboration

* Wirecard signs agreement with Gulf Air to extend collaboration

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BRIEF-Emerge Energy Services and EP Energy E&P Co entered into sand supply agreement

* Emerge Energy Services Lp - on july 19, unit of co and EP Energy E&P Company, L.P. entered into a sand supply agreement effective as of Jan. 1, 2017

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BRIEF-Triumph signs systems agreement with Boeing for Legacy programs and 777X

* Triumph signs systems agreement with Boeing for Legacy programs and 777X

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Turkey's Erdogan says signatures signed on Russian defense system

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has made progress in plans to procure an S-400 missile defense system from Russia and signatures have been signed, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Motorcar Parts of America says amended revolving credit, term loan and security agreement by entering into fifth amendment to loan agreement

* Motorcar Parts Of America - On July 18 amended revolving credit, term loan and security agreement by entering into fifth amendment to loan agreement

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BRIEF-Dais signs multi-year supply agreement with The Haier Group

* Dais signs multi-year supply agreement with The Haier Group

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BRIEF-Neuroderm enters definitive agreement to be acquired by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma for $1.1 bln

* Neuroderm enters definitive agreement to be acquired by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma corporation for US$1.1 billion in cash

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BRIEF-Rayonier Advanced Materials says have entered into amended agreement to acquire Tembec Inc

* Rayonier Advanced Materials and Tembec announce increase in consideration under amended arrangement agreement

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Winnipeg Journal: Winnipeg’s Treaty Payments: Meager Reminder of a Painful History

The annual payments — five dollars a person — are an enduring symbol of the complex legal relationship between First Nations and the Canadian government.

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UPDATE 1-China Unicom says talks with strategic investors ongoing, no agreements signed

BEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) - Telecommunications operator China United Network Communications said on Sunday it is still in talks with potential strategic investors and has not yet signed any binding agreements.

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China Unicom says talks with strategic investors ongoing, no agreements signed

BEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) - Telecommunications operator China United Network Communications said on Sunday it is still in talks with potential strategic investors and has not yet signed any binding agreements.

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Abuses Hide in the Silence of Nondisparagement Agreements

Often used at tech companies, nondisparagement agreements are increasingly included in employment contracts and legal settlements.

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BRIEF-First Savings Financial Group,First National Bank of Odon sign acquisition agreement

* First Savings Financial Group Inc and the First National Bank of Odon sign definitive acquisition agreement

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BRIEF-Brighthouse Financial says on July 21, entered into new term loan agreement - SEC filing

* Brighthouse Financial - on July 21, co entered into new term loan agreement with respect to new $600 million delayed draw term loan facility - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Japan Tobacco appears likely to reach final agreement soon to purchase Mighty for 45 billion pesos - Nikkei

* Japan Tobacco appears likely to reach a final agreement soon to purchase Philippine cigarette manufacturer Mighty for 45 billion pesos - Nikkei Source text : [ID:http://s.nikkei.com/2uHW3aR] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Inventure Foods enters and amends certain credit agreements with lenders

* Co, units, entered into separate agreements with lenders under Credit Agreement dated as of Nov 18, 2015, by and among BSP lenders

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Sean Spicer Just Resigned. Watch His Memorable Moments.

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has had a turbulent tenure, marked by a combative style with the news media.

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Private equity bid for Paysafe stokes payments M&A boom

(Reuters) - Private equity firms Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL] joined a rush to snap up payments companies on Friday with a 2.9 billion pound ($3.7 billion) bid for Paysafe Group.

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BRIEF-Focus Ventures Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding with fertilizer trading company, Keytrade A.G.​

* Focus Ventures Ltd - ‍signed a memorandum of understanding with fertilizer trading company, Keytrade A.G.​

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BRIEF-Georgia Power and Westinghouse and Wectec enters into an amendment and restatement of services agreement

* Georgia Power- ‍on July 20, co and Westinghouse and Wectec entered into an amendment and restatement of services agreement dated June 9, 2017​

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BRIEF-Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc's CFO Yifat Zommer resigned from her positions with co per personal reasons

* Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc - on July 18, yifat zommer, cfo of co resigned from her positions with co per personal reasons, effective August 1, 2017

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UPDATE 1-Permira joins payments rush by buying into Sweden's Klarna

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Private equity group Permira has bought a stake of at least 10 percent in payments firm Klarna, one of Europe's most highly valued tech startups, the companies said on Friday.

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Private equity Permira buys stake in Swedish payments firm Klarna

(Reuters) - Private equity group Permira has bought a stake in payments firm Klarna, one of Europe's most highly valued tech startups.

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UPDATE 1-Blackstone, CVC make $3.7 bln bid for payments firm Paysafe

* Industry M&A heats up as consumers go cashless (Adds details, background)

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Blackstone, CVC make $3.7 bln bid for payments firm Paysafe

July 21 (Reuters) - A consortium of Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners has made a 2.86 billion pound ($3.71 billion) takeover proposal for payments processing company Paysafe Group, the British group said on Friday.

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BRIEF-BB&T Corp says entered into accelerated share repurchase agreement to repurchase $920 mln of BB&T's common stock - SEC Filing

* BB&T Corp - On July 20, co entered into accelerated share repurchase agreement to repurchase $920 million of BB&T's common stock - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Sinclair Broadcast, Nexstar Media announce agreement on market transition

* Sinclair Broadcast and Nexstar Media announce agreement on market transition from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0 "NextGen" services

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Bombardier wins dismissal of Comerica aircraft payments lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc has won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit in which Comerica Inc sought millions of dollars after the Canadian aircraft maker was unable to find buyers for four planes whose leases had expired.

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BRIEF-Camtek enters into agreement to sell its PCB business for up to $35 mln

* Camtek announces definitive agreement to sell its PCB business for up to $35 million

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Payments firm Ingenico to buy rival Bambora for 1.5 billion euros

PARIS (Reuters) - French payments specialist Ingenico is to buy rival Bambora from Nordic Capital for 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion), the latest in a series of deals in the sector.

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UPDATE 1-Payments firm Ingenico to buy rival Bambora for 1.5 bln euros

* Ingenico expects Bambora deal to lift earnings (Adds further detail, background)

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Payments group Ingenico to buy rival Bambora for 1.5 bln euros

PARIS, July 20 (Reuters) - French payments specialist Ingenico is to buy rival Bambora from Nordic Capital for 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion), in the latest takeover deal to sweep the payments sector.

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BRIEF-DXC Technology says Enterprise Services LLC entered into a master accounts receivable purchase agreement - SEC Filing

* DXC Technology Co - On July 14, Enterprise Services LLC entered into a master accounts receivable purchase agreement - SEC Filing

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Israel's Netanyahu confident German submarines deal will be signed

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he believed that a $2 billion submarine deal with Germany will be signed after a police investigation into corruption allegations in the affair is completed.

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BRIEF-Alpha Natural Resources announces agreement to transfer certain assets in West Virginia

* says has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Lexington Coal Co (LCC) to convey real and personal properties located in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and West Virginia

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BRIEF-Aar signs agreement with flydubai to support Boeing 737 max aircraft

* Aar signs agreement with flydubai to support boeing 737 max aircraft

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BRIEF-Medigus reports distribution agreement with Izasa Hospital, S.L.U. in Spain

* Medigus expands global commercial availability of MUSE through distribution agreement with Izasa Hospital, S.L.U. in Spain

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Bank of England opens up payments systems to spur fintech

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England has widened access to Britain's interbank payments system to increase competition from new fintech firms in the financial system, where the "Big Four" high street banks have long dominated.

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BRIEF-American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III​ ‍in connection with approval of purchase agreement, board approved plan of liquidation and dissolution

* American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III​ - ‍in connection with approval of purchase agreement, board approved plan of liquidation and dissolution

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BRIEF-Clairvest says unitholders of CRS entered into agreement to sell CRS to Sunbelt

* Clairvest group inc says cvg's proceeds on sale of crs are expected to be approximately C$31.7 million

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BRIEF-Prudential Financial says on July 17 entered along with unit into $4 bln five year credit agreement - SEC filing

* Prudential Financial Inc - on July 17, co along with its subsidiary entered into $4 billion five year credit agreement - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Nav Canada announces ratification of collective agreement with ATSAC-unifor local 2245

* Nav Canada announces ratification of collective agreement with ATSAC-unifor local 2245

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BRIEF-Kudelski and Arris sign patent license agreement

* FINANCIAL TERMS OF AGREEMENT WERE NOT DISCLOSED Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-Glenmark pharmaceuticals enters exclusive agreement with Cyndea Pharma S.L.

* Entered into a development, license, manufacture and commercial supply agreement with Cyndea Pharma S.L.

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BRIEF-Moleculin signs agreement with MD Anderson Cancer Center

* Moleculin signs agreement with MD Anderson Cancer Center for leukemia drug, annamycin

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BRIEF-BiondVax signs lease agreement for facility to manufacture flu vaccine

* BiondVax signs lease agreement for mid-size commercial facility to manufacture universal flu vaccine

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BRIEF-Extreme networks inc says entered into second amendment to amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing

* Extreme networks inc says on July 14, entered into second amendment to amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Landauer Inc - on July 13, co and its subsidiaries entered into a second amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing

* Landauer - amended credit agreement decreases revolving loan facility amount from $175 million to $125 million

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Trump Says He Has Signed More Bills Than Any President, Ever. He Hasn’t.

The president's legislative record for his first six months in office is about average among recent presidents. But he has time to compile major achievements.

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BRIEF-Carlyle Group signs agreement to invest in ZeroChaos‍

* Carlyle Group LP says has signed an agreement to make a substantial investment in ZeroChaos‍​, a provider of software and services to corporations

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BRIEF-Sevcon signs definitive agreement to be acquired by BorgWarner

* Sevcon signs definitive agreement to be acquired by BorgWarner

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French payments group Worldline to buy Digital River World Payments

PARIS, July 17 (Reuters) - French payments company Worldline has agreed to buy Swedish peer Digital River World Payments as merger activity in the payments sector picks up following this month's takeover of Worldpay.

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BRIEF-Biotelemetry enters credit agreement related to Lifewatch acquisition

* Biotelemetry Inc - on July 12 in connection with closing of acquisition of Lifewatch AG entered into a credit agreement - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Erie Indemnity says agreed to guaranteed maximum price terms of a construction management agreement with P.J. Dick - SEC Filing

* Erie Indemnity - on july 10, co agreed to guaranteed maximum price terms of a construction management agreement with P.J. Dick, Inc - sec filing

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BRIEF-First Solar says entered into second amended and restated credit agreement - SEC Filing

* First Solar Inc - on july 10, 2017, first solar entered into second amended and restated credit agreement - sec filing

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BRIEF-Cimpress enters into amendment, restatement agreement among Cimpress, 4 of its subsidiaries

* On July 13, 2017 Co entered into an amendment and restatement agreement among Cimpress and four of its subsidiaries - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Communications Workers of America reaches tentative agreement with AT&T West

* Has reached a tentative agreement with AT&T West with the help of a federal mediator‍​

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BRIEF-Huntington ingalls industries reaches labor contract agreement with united steelworkers local 8888 at newport news shipbuilding

* Huntington Ingalls Industries reaches labor contract agreement with united steelworkers local 8888 at Newport News Shipbuilding

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BRIEF-GTT Communications enters into Amendment No. 1 to company's existing credit agreement

* Says entered into Amendment No. 1 to company's existing credit agreement

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BRIEF-Emerita enters into agreements to acquire the Salobro Zinc project in Brazil

* Emerita enters into agreements to acquire the Salobro Zinc project in Brazil

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BRIEF-Vince Holding says Vince Llc enters agreement with Rebecca Taylor

* Vince Holding says Vince, Llc entered agreement with Rebecca Taylor, Inc relating to purchase, resale of certain vince branded finished goods - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Emergent Biosolutions updates terms of termination of agreement related to acquisition of Sanofi's acam2000 business

* Emergent Biosolutions updates on terms of any termination of agreement related to acquisition of acam2000 business from Sanofi