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Trump to order a study on abuses of U.S. trade agreements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Saturday seeking to identify any problems caused by the nation's existing trade agreements, including an examination of U.S. involvement in the World Trade Organization, a top trade official said.

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BRIEF-Agree Realty enters into equity distribution agreement

* Agree Realty -on April 28, co entered into equity distribution agreement, pursuant to which co may offer to sell upto $200 million of common stock -sec filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2oQYOzf) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-PHH Corp announces agreement with EJF Capital

* PHH Corp says to nominate James Neuhauser and Kevin Stein for election as directors at 2017 annual meeting

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BRIEF-Sanderson Farms announces new credit agreement

* Says approved an agreement, effective April 28, 2017, for a new $900 million revolving credit facility through a consortium of banks

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BRIEF-Iqiyi signs licensing agreement with Netflix for popular shows

* Iqiyi signs licensing agreement with Netflix for popular shows

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BRIEF-BluMetric Environmental says retracting statement of expected revenues from 4-year agreement with Canadian government

* BluMetric retracts revenue details pertaining to the previous news release issued by BluMetric this morning

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BRIEF-Graham Holdings says its units entered into contribution and transfer agreement - SEC Filing

* Co's units entered into contribution and transfer agreement to contribute institutional assets, operations of Kaplan University - SEC Filing

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Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.

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Flynn was warned not to take foreign payments

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement, according to new documents obtained by the House oversight committee.

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BRIEF-Lilis Energy amends credit agreement

* Lilis energy-on april 24, co entered into first amendment, subsequently, on april 26, entered into a second amendment to existing first lien credit agreement

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Palestinian Authority halts its payments for Israeli electricity for Gaza: Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority told Israel on Thursday it will no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, Israeli officials said, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory whose two million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.

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BRIEF-Mdxhealth and Exact Sciences sign collaboration agreement

* Mdxhealth and Exact Sciences sign collaboration agreement for collaboration in the growing field of epigenetics and molecular diagnostics

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BRIEF-AT&T, IBEW reach tentative agreement in Midwest wireline contract negotiations

* AT&T, IBEW reach tentative agreement in Midwest wireline contract negotiations

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Newly signed order could reshape national monuments

President Donald Trump is all about bucking precedent, and he's doing it again when it comes to public lands.

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BRIEF-Heroux-Devtek's Longueuil landing gear products employees ratify 3-year agreement

* Heroux-Devtek's Longueuil landing gear products employees ratify three-year agreement

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BRIEF-Migme Ltd enters agreement with Solaris Power Cells, Inc.

* Enters agreement with Solaris Power Cells, Inc. whereby solaris is to acquire operating assets of Migme in a scrip based transaction Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Dusolo Fertilizers says CFO Leslie Shen resigned

* Ruxton appointment as interim CFO is effective from today, April 25, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Macdonald Mines Exploration effective April 25, Co, certain subscribers entered into debt settlement agreement

* Macdonald Mines Exploration Ltd - effective April 25, 2017, company and certain subscribers entered into a debt settlement agreement

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BRIEF-Tyler Technologies signs $36 mln agreement with Cook County, Illinois, for Odyssey solution

* Tyler Technologies signs $36 million agreement with Cook County, Illinois, for Odyssey Solution Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Scorpio Bulkers announces agreement to time charter in one Ultramax Vessel

* Scorpio Bulkers Inc announces agreement to time charter-in one Ultramax Vessel

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BRIEF-Finjan signs licensing agreement with Avira

* Finjan signs licensing agreement with Avira Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Government costs could rise $2.3 billion without Obamacare payments: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's costs could increase by $2.3 billion in 2018 if Congress and President Donald Trump decide not to fund Obamacare-related payments to health insurers, according to a study released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Government costs could rise $2.3 bln without Obamacare payments -study

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's costs could increase by $2.3 billion in 2018 if Congress and President Donald Trump decide not to fund Obamacare-related payments to health insurers, according to a study released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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BRIEF-Servier,CTI Biopharma expand Pixuvri license and collaboration agreement

* Servier and CTI Biopharma expand license and collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize Pixuvri

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BRIEF-COBALT 27 ANNOUNCES OFFERING OF SHARES AND AGREEMENTS TO ACQUIRE PHYSICAL COBALT AND COBALT-RELATED ROYALTIES

* COBALT 27 ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD, OFFERING OF SHARES AND AGREEMENTS TO ACQUIRE PHYSICAL COBALT AND COBALT-RELATED ROYALTIES

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BRIEF-Upland Software enters into fourth amendment to credit agreement

* Upland Software - on April 21 entered into a fourth amendment to credit agreement that amends that certain credit agreement dated as of May 14, 2015

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BRIEF-Hewlett Packard Enterprise says on April 23 Klaus Kleinfeld resigned from board, effective immediately

* Hewlett packard enterprise co- on april 23 klaus kleinfeld resigned from board of hewlett packard enterprise co, effective immediately - sec filing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-OTI Petrosmart signs global supply agreement with Dover Fueling Solutions

* OTI Petrosmart signs global supply agreement with Dover Fueling Solutions, facilitating entry into North American Market

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BRIEF-Emmis Communications, units enter into fourth amendment to 2014 credit agreement

* Emmis Communications Corp says on April 18, co, units entered into a fourth amendment to 2014 credit agreement- SEC filing

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BRIEF-Qualcomm signs 3G/4G patent license agreement with Smartron

* Qualcomm Inc signs 3G/4G patent license agreement with Smartron

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BRIEF-Magnificent Hotel Investments announces termination Of Asset Purchase Agreement for Rosewood Hotel Georgia

* Termination Of The Asset Purchase Agreement For Acquisition Of Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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BRIEF-Xoma receieves notice to terminate license agreement from Novo Nordisk

* Xoma -on april 20, 2017 co received notice from Novo Nordisk a/s, relating to termination of exclusive license agreement with co due to strategic and business reasons

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BRIEF-Almonty Industries says reached agreement with Global Tungsten & Powders

* Almonty Industries-reached agreement with Global Tungsten & Powders Corp on termination of loan agreement; co to issue to gtp 27.6 million shares at C$0.3325 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-INTELSAT EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH STARZ FOR GALAXY FLEET PROGRAMMING DISTRIBUTION IN U.S.

* INTELSAT EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH STARZ FOR GALAXY FLEET PROGRAMMING DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES

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BRIEF-Sinclair Broadcast Group announces agreement to purchase Bonten Media tv stations

* Sinclair broadcast group announces agreement to purchase Bonten Media Group tv stations

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Pence to witness $10 bln in agreements with U.S. companies in Indonesia -White House official

JAKARTA, April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to witness the signing of more than $10 billion in memoranda of understanding with U.S. companies in Indonesia on Friday, a White House official said.

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BRIEF-CoreSite Realty says amended and restated term loan agreement

* CoreSite Realty- on April 19, co amended, restated a term loan agreement to increase commitment thereunder from $100 million to $200 million - sec filing

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BRIEF-Ubiquiti Networks enters into amendment to credit agreement

* Ubiquiti Networks Inc - on April 14, co, units entered into first amendment to amended and restated credit agreement, dated as of March 3, 2015

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EU eyes years of Brexit payments, immigration: document

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain will be paying off obligations to Brussels for years after Brexit, remain subject to EU courts and go on letting relatives of European immigrants settle in the UK, draft EU negotiating documents show.

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BRIEF-Family Memorials says interim CEO resigned; Scott Kellaway appointed CEO

* Scott C. Kellaway, in addition to his positions as executive chairman and president of corporation, appointed chief executive officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-United Community Banks and HCSB Financial Corp announce merger agreement

* United community banks and HCSB Financial Corp(Horry County State Bank) announce merger agreement

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BRIEF-Bryn Mawr trust reports definitive agreement to acquire Hirshorn Boothby

* Bryn Mawr trust announces definitive agreement to acquire Hirshorn Boothby Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-United Steelworkers Local 1976 ratify five-year agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway

* United Steelworkers Local 1976 ratify five-year agreement with CP

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BRIEF-Dream Office REIT enters agreements to sell commerce west in Etobicoke, Ontario

April 19 (Reuters) - Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust-

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BRIEF-NCI Building Systems says is seeking to amend its existing term loan credit agreement

* Announced that company is seeking to amend its existing term loan credit agreement - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Stelco and Bedrock Industries Group reach agreement with Stelco salaried, other non-USW group

* Stelco (u. s. Steel canada) and bedrock industries group llc reach agreement in principle with stelco salaried and other non-usw group, who now support stelco's restructuring plan

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BRIEF-GACP, KKR Capital Markets enter into agreement with Sears Canada

* Great American Capital Partners -co and KKR Capital Markets entered into agreement with Sears Canada to provide C$300 million senior secured term loan Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Telstra, IBM Aspera team up to enable media file transfer capability, global media file collaboration

* Telstra and IBM Aspera team up to enable media file transfer capability and global media file collaboration Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Navinfo in strategic agreements with Visteon's unit, Beijing BDStar

* Says it signs strategic agreement with Visteon International Holdings' Shanghai subsidiary on areas including autopilot and big data

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BRIEF-Hoylu signs five-year master services agreement with a US-based lifestyle company

* REG-HOYLU AB: HOYLU SIGNS A FIVE YEAR MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH A LARGE US-BASED LIFESTYLE AND COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY

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BRIEF-Marching Moose Capital Corp announces definitive agreement with Avidian Gold Inc

* Marching Moose Capital Corp announces definitive agreement with Avidian Gold Inc and extension to qt deadline

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BRIEF-HB Fuller says co, foreign units enter into credit agreement

* On April 12, 2017, co and certain of its foreign subsidiaries entered into a credit agreement - SEC filing

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Lawsuit against Trump over foreign payments expands

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A nonprofit watchdog expanded a lawsuit accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by letting his hotels and restaurants accept payments from foreign governments.

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BRIEF-Copper Lake buys Marshall Lake Camp assets, extends option agreement

* Copper Lake acquires Marshall Lake Camp assets and extends option agreement

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BRIEF-Cortus Energy signs renewable energy delivery agreement with Höganäs

* PLAN IS TO BEGIN TESTING ENERGY GAS IN HOGANAS' PRODUCTION IN H1 2018

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BRIEF-Volcanic enters agreement to acquire 80 pct of West African Mining Associates SARL

* Volcanic enters into option agreement to acquire second gold property in Guinea

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BRIEF-Hitgen, Pfizer enter research collaboration and license agreement to build and screen novel DNA-encoded libraries

* Hitgen and Pfizer enter research collaboration and license agreement to build and screen novel dna-encoded libraries

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BRIEF-Allergan says it has entered into a clinical trial agreement with Novartis to conduct a phase 2b study

* Announced it has entered into a clinical trial agreement with Novartis to conduct a phase 2b study, using Allergan's Cenicriviroc

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BRIEF-58.com announces agreement to raise $200 mln from Tencent

* 58.com announces agreement to raise US$200 million from Tencent for development of used goods trading platform Zhuan Zhuan

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Pence says South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement to be reviewed, reformed

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday that the Trump administration will review and reform the five-year-old free trade agreement between the two countries.

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Theranos reaches agreement with U.S. health regulator

(Reuters) - Theranos Inc said on Monday it would stay out of the blood-testing business for at least two years in exchange for reduced penalties from federal health authorities.

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BRIEF-Iot Group says unit signed an agreement with Synnex Canada Ltd

* Unit IoT Group US LLC has signed an agreement with one of largest distribution companies in canada - Synnex Canada Limited

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BRIEF-Nielsen Holdings says unit entered into amendment no. 3 relating to its 4th amended and restated credit agreement

* Nielsen Holdings Plc-on april 13,co's unit entered into amendment no. 3 relating to its fourth amended and restated credit agreement dated april 22, 2014

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BRIEF-Cabela's revises transaction agreements in connection with Bass Pro Shops merger

* Cabela's enters into revised transaction agreements in connection with Bass Pro Shops merger

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BRIEF-Eldorado Resorts enters into new credit agreement

* Eldorado Resorts - entered into new credit agreement consisting of $1.45 billion term loan facility and a $300 million revolving credit facility Source text: (http://bit.ly/2oQ42z8) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Milacron Holdings says unit entered agreement to sell 2 properties for CAD $14.25 mln - SEC Filing

* On April 12, co's unit entered into agreement of purchase & sale with Skyline Real Estate Acquisitions Inc - SEC Filing

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UPDATE 1-Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement

WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top advisers will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a White House official said on Monday.

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Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top advisers will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a White House official said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Epix and Frontier Communications renew distribution agreement

* Epix and Frontier Communications renew distribution agreement

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BRIEF-Andersons Inc enters amended loan agreement for $800 mln credit facility- SEC filing

* Entered into sixth amended, restated loan agreement dated as of April 13, 2017, for credit facility in amount of $800 million - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2oPhQKh) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices signs marketing agreement with Juwai.com

* Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices signs marketing agreement with Juwai.com, China's largest international property portal Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Euronet Worldwide intends to review amended merger agreement

* Euronet Worldwide - acknowledges it submitted a binding offer to acquire MoneyGram International to MoneyGram's board of directors on April 14, 2017

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BRIEF-Beazer enters an agreement with Mohawk to include all flooring categories

* Beazer enters a national exclusive agreement with Mohawk to include all flooring categories

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Wells Fargo's banking agreement with Nevada extended

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Monday the State of Nevada had extended its banking agreement with the scandal-hit lender until 2021.

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BRIEF-HTG Molecular says entered into master services agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Company

* Htg molecular diagnostics - entered into master services agreement with daiichi sankyo company, ltd for work to be performed in htg's veri/o laboratory

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BRIEF-Westport Fuel Systems announces signing of agreement to sell its APU assets for USD$70 mln

* Westport Fuel Systems announces the signing of a definitive agreement to sell its APU assets for usd$70 million

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BRIEF-Renesola signs agreement to sell 6.75mw of solar project in North Carolina

* Renesola signs agreement to sell 6.75mw of solar project in North Carolina

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BRIEF-First Mid-Illinois Bancshares says on April 14 entered into first amendment to its fourth amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing

* First Mid-Illinois Bancshares Inc - on April 14 entered into a first amendment to its fourth amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Endurance Technologies enters into license, technical assistance agreement with BWI North America Inc

* Co entered into license and technical assistance agreement with BWI North America Inc

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Japan says it's committed to G20 agreement on forex policy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is committed to the G20 agreement on foreign-exchange policy and is not manipulating its currency, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the country's top government spokesman, said on Monday.

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After Church Bombings, Egyptian Christians Are Resigned but Resolute

Attacks on two churches that killed 45 people remind Copts of a 2011 bombing that has never been solved.

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Public Health: Explaining the Health Payments That Trump Is Threatening to End

Cost-sharing reductions could make or break the Obamacare markets, and President Trump is talking about them as a possible bargaining chip.

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BRIEF-Abbott and Alere amend terms of merger agreement

* Under amended terms, Abbott will pay $51 per common share to acquire Alere

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BRIEF-Husky signs agreement for new exploration block offshore China

* Expects to drill two exploration wells on shallow water block during 2018 timeframe

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BRIEF-Swift transportation upon termination of merger agreement co to pay Knight $89.1 million

* Swift Transportation - upon termination of merger agreement under certain specified circumstances, co to pay Knight a termination fee of $89.1 million

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Trump won't say if he signed off on bomb use

The United States on Thursday dropped the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in its military arsenal for the first time in history.

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BRIEF-NBC, NBC Television affiliates board reach OTP, TV Everywhere distribution agreement

* NBC and NBC Television affiliates board reach over the top and TV Everywhere distribution agreement

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BRIEF-Mood Media enters into arrangement agreement with affiliates of several of its key stakeholders

* Mood Media announces acquisition of all outstanding common shares in connection with comprehensive transaction through arrangement agreement with key stakeholders

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BRIEF-QinetiQ North America signs reseller agreement with Border States

* Finalized a distributor agreement with Border States Electrica to resell QNA's linewatch low and medium voltage sensor systems Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Noront Resources has signed an exploration and project advancement agreement with Marten Falls First Nation

* Noront Resources Ltd - Has signed an exploration and project advancement agreement with Marten Falls First Nation

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BRIEF-Conocophillips announces agreement to sell San Juan basin assets

* Conocophillips announces agreement to sell San Juan basin assets

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BRIEF-BGC Partners entered into a controlled equity offering sales agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co

* BGC Partners Inc says on April 12, entered into a controlled equity offering sales agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co

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BRIEF-Concho Resources entered second amendment to its second amended and restated credit agreement

* Concho Resources - on April 12, Concho Resources entered second amendment to its second amended and restated credit agreement dated as of May 9, 2014

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Trump threatens to stop insurance payments

President Donald Trump is threatening not to reimburse health insurers for covering low income people as a way of forcing Democrats to the negotiating table on health care.

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Trump may halt insurer payments to force Democrats to table on healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he might consider withholding billions of dollars of Obamacare payments to health insurers to force Democrats back to the negotiating table on healthcare.

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BRIEF-Altisource Residential, RESI TL1 Borrower LLC entered into credit and security agreement

* Altisource Residential -on April 6, 2017, RESI TL1 Borrower LLC entered into credit and security agreement with American Money Management Corporation

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Trump may halt insurer payments to force Democrats to negotiate on healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he might consider withholding billions of dollars of Obamacare payments to health insurers to force Democrats back to the negotiating table on healthcare.

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BRIEF-QTS enters into $400 mln floating to fixed interest rate swap agreements

* QTS enters into $400 million floating to fixed interest rate swap agreements

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BRIEF-Widepoint and units enter into a change in terms agreement with Cardinal Bank

* On April 11, 2017, co and its subsidiaries entered into a change in terms agreement with Cardinal Bank - SEC filing

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Airbnb signs dozens more tax agreements in the U.S., France

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb has reached new deals with dozens of jurisdictions in the United States and France to collect and pay taxes, doubling down on its effort to improve its image with local policymakers even as it face regulatory challenges around the world.

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BRIEF-Biotime Inc enters into a controlled equity offering sales agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co

* Biotime Inc- on April 6, co entered into a controlled equity offering sales agreement with cantor Fitzgerald & Co as sales agent

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BRIEF-Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp- unit of co enters into an interest rate swap agreement

* Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp - on April 6, unit of co entered into an interest rate swap agreement

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BRIEF-O'Reilly Automotive says entered into a credit agreement

* O'Reilly Automotive - on april 5, o'reilly automotive, inc. Entered into a credit agreement among company, jpmorgan chase bank, n.a. - sec filing

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U.S. payments startup backed by Amazon founder expands to UK

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. payments startup Remitly has launched services in Britain, expanding its international footprint to a third country from which users can send money abroad, the Seattle-based firm told Reuters on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Facebook announces group payments in Messenger

* Starting today for android and desktop, users can send or receive money between groups of people on messenger - blog

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BRIEF-Delta Air Lines says Thomas Donilon resigned from board

* Delta Air Lines Inc - Thomas Donilon, a member of board of directors of co resigned from board effective as of April 7, 2017 - SEC filing Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2omdnwk) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-IMF Bentham Ltd announces Australian funding agreement

* proposes to fund on a conditional basis claims of certain current and former shareholders of Woolworths Limited (woolworths) against Woolworths.

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BRIEF-LeEco says merger agreement to acquire Vizio will not proceed due to regulatory headwinds

* LeEco - LeEco Global Group Ltd's merger agreement to acquire vizio will not proceed due to regulatory headwinds

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BRIEF-Jetblue Airways entered into amended and restated credit and guaranty agreement, dated as of April 6

* Jetblue Airways Corp - entered into an amended and restated credit and guaranty agreement, dated as of april 6, 2017 - sec filing

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BRIEF-Relevium executes definitive agreement to buy BioGanix

* According to terms of definite deal,Relevium to be acquiring certain assets of BioGanix including inventories among other things Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Atac Resources announces property earn-in agreement with Barrick Gold Corp

* Atac Resources Ltd. announces property earn-in agreement with Barrick Gold Corporation

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BRIEF-Immersion renews license agreement with Meizu

* Agreement enables Meizu to use Immersion touchsense® premium technology Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Seanergy Maritime announces its pro-forma capitalization as adjusted for certain material agreements

* Announced pro-forma capitalization giving effect to previously announced definitive agreement with one of its senior lenders

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BRIEF-Newell Brands announces agreement to sell fire starter and fire log business

* Newell Brands announces definitive agreement to sell fire starter and fire log business

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BRIEF-Stag Industrial and its operating partnership entered into separate equity distribution agreements - SEC Filing

* Stag Industrial - On April 7, co, operating partnership entered into separate equity distribution agreements - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-New Pacific enters into agreement to acquire 100 pct of private Bolivian mining company

* New Pacific enters into agreement to acquire 100% of a private Bolivian Mining Company and announces a private placement of US$32 million

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Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students

Lawsuits filed by Illinois and Washington against the Sallie Mae spinoff firm say high-risk loans were part of a growth strategy that has left former students buried in debt.

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U.S. officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials on Sunday blamed Russian inaction for enabling a deadly poison gas attack against Syrian civilians last week as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepared to explain to Moscow a U.S. retaliatory missile strike.

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BRIEF-Cardconnect Corp says total consideration in merger agreement with CCN Chicago $39 mln - SEC filing

* Cardconnect Corp - pursuant to merger agreement with CCN Chicago, total consideration in merger was $39 million - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Coupa Software says entered into share purchase agreement - SEC filing

* Coupa Software Inc - entered into a share purchase agreement - SEC filing

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U.S. judge approves Baltimore's police reform agreement

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday approved an agreement between the city of Baltimore and the Department of Justice to overhaul the Maryland city's beleaguered police department.

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BRIEF-Takung Art Co says unit and Merit Crown entered into extension of loan agreement - SEC Filing

* On April 4, Hongkong Takung, Merit Crown entered extension of loan agreement to extend term of US$ loans through Dec 31, 2017 - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Ricebran Technologies reaches agreement with co-investor in Nutra SA

* Ricebran Technologies reaches agreement with co-investor in Nutra SA

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REFILE-BRIEF-TerraForm Global unit terminates revolving commitments under Credit & Guaranty agreement

* Unit permanently reduced revolving commitments under Credit & Guaranty agreement to $0, terminated revolving commitments

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Wave of attacks across southern Thailand after new constitution signed

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police on Friday reported 22 attacks, including at least five small bomb blasts, in Muslim-majority southern Thailand only hours after King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new constitution on Thursday as a step towards ending military rule.

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BRIEF-Lifehealthcare and K2M announce new distribution agreement

* Lifehealthcare and K2M announce new distribution agreement-lhc.ax

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BRIEF-K2M Group Holdings Inc & Lifehealthcare Group Ltd announce new distribution agreement

* K2M Group Holdings Inc & Lifehealthcare Group Limited announce new distribution agreement for Australia & New Zealand

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BRIEF-Terraform Global unit terminates revolving commitments under Credit & Guaranty agreement

* Unit permanently reduced revolving commitments under Credit & Guaranty agreement to $0, terminated revolving commitments

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BRIEF-Seek Ltd says Zhaopin signs merger agreement

* Zhaopin signs merger agreement between Seek, Hillhouse Capital Management and Fountainvest Partners

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BRIEF-Fortress Biotech entered into note purchase agreements, sold subordinated promissory notes of co in principal amount of $3.25 mln

* Fortress Biotech - On March 31, entered into note purchase agreements, sold subordinated promissory notes of co in principal amount of $3.25 million Source text: [http://bit.ly/2p6D2bA] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-GEE Group and its subsidiaries, as borrowers, entered into a revolving credit, term loan and security agreement - SEC Filing

* GEE Group - On March 31, 2017, co and its subsidiaries, as borrowers, entered into a revolving credit, term loan and security agreement - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Terraform Power says unit entered into tenth amendment to its credit and guaranty agreement

* Terraform Power - on April 5 co's unit entered into a tenth amendment to its credit and guaranty agreement

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BRIEF-Horizon Global says entered into 2017 replacement term loan amendment to amend term loan credit agreement, dated as of june 30, 2015

* Horizon Global - on March 31, entered into 2017 replacement term loan amendment to amend term loan credit agreement, dated as of June 30, 2015

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BRIEF-Teradata says court approved terms of settlement agreement with Herman Wimmer

* Court approved terms of a settlement agreement with Herman Wimmer

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New Jersey halts payments to Amtrak after train derailments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered the state to halt all payments to Amtrak and called for an investigation into the company's maintenance of tracks and other equipment after the derailment of an NJ Transit train earlier this week.

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RPT-BRIEF-Hikma enters into settlement agreement with Jazz

* Enters into settlement agreement with Jazz for sodium oxybate

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BRIEF-Barrick announces strategic cooperation agreement with Shandong Gold Group

* Barrick announces strategic cooperation agreement with Shandong Gold

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In Letter to Amtrak, Christie Says N.J. Transit Will Halt Payments

In a separate letter, Gov. Chris Christie also asked his attorney general to consider “appropriate legal action” to recover millions that New Jersey Transit had paid to Amtrak.

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BRIEF-Enablence Technologies announces additional financings

* Enablence Technologies Inc - announces its intention to complete additional financings for approximately $6 million

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BRIEF-Superloop says Aarnet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, Subpartners, Telstra enter agreement to build cable

* Aarnet,Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, Subpartners, Telstra entered agreement to build new international subsea cable system

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BRIEF-Teamster Flight dispatchers reach tentative agreement with Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo

* Teamster flight dispatchers reach tentative agreement with Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo

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BRIEF-Inventergy Global Inc amends restructuring agreement

* Inventergy Global Inc - on March 31, 2017, co, units entered into first amendment to restructuring agreement - Sec Filing

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BRIEF-Tennant and foreign subsidiary borrowers from time to time party thereto entered into a credit agreement - SEC Filing

* Tennant Co - On April 4, 2017, co and foreign subsidiary borrowers from time to time party thereto entered into a credit agreement - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Jernigan Capital and Jernigan Capital Operating Company LLC entered into an equity distribution agreement

* Jernigan Capital Inc - On April 5, 2017, co and Jernigan Capital Operating Company, LLC entered into an equity distribution agreement

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BRIEF-Ligand enters commercial license and supply agreements with Marinus Pharmaceuticals for captisol-enabled Ganaxolone

* Ligand enters commercial license and supply agreements with Marinus Pharmaceuticals for captisol-enabled Ganaxolone

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BRIEF-McLane Company announces expanded agreement between McLane Foodservice and Burger King

* Announced an expanded agreement between McLane Foodservice Inc., and Burger King

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BRIEF-American vanguard enters into agreement with Adama to acquire certain crop protection assets in U.S.

* American Vanguard enters into agreement with Adama to acquire certain crop protection assets in the U.S.

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and U.S. Soccer Ratify New Labor Agreement

The deal, which runs through 2021, guarantees the players improved pay and bonuses, but not the equal pay with the men’s team they had sought.

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BRIEF-Plug Power says transaction agreement contains certain restrictions on Amazon’s ability to transfer warrant and warrant shares

* Plug Power Inc - transaction agreement contains certain restrictions on Amazon’S ability to transfer the warrant and warrant shares

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BRIEF-Command Security says on March 30 entered into eighth amendment to credit, security agreement, dated as of Feb. 12, 2009

* Command Security Corp says on March 30 entered into eighth amendment to credit and security agreement, dated as of February 12, 2009 - sec filing

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BRIEF-Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate says on April 4, Patrick Dalton resigned as CEO

* Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp says on April 4, Patrick J. Dalton resigned as CEO of Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp - sec filing

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BRIEF-Trupanion says on March 31, 2017 co, units entered into first amendment to loan, security agreement

* Trupanion Inc says on march 31, 2017 co, units entered into a first amendment to loan and security agreement - sec filing

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BRIEF-Wageworks on April 4 entered into second amended, restated credit agreement by and among co, guarantors & lenders

* On April 4 co entered into a second amended and restated credit agreement by and among co, guarantors & lenders - sec filing

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Activists fear federal review of U.S. police agreements could imperil reforms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration's decision to review federal agreements with troubled police departments nationwide could imperil ongoing reform efforts, particularly in Baltimore and Chicago, civil rights advocates said on Tuesday, even as city officials vowed to continue pursuing improvements.

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BRIEF-Sterling Construction says certain units enters into loan agreement with Wilmington Trust

* On April 3, 2017 co, certain units entered into a loan and security agreement with Wilmington trust - sec filing

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BRIEF-RealPage Inc amends credit agreement

* RealPage Inc - on April 3, 2017, co entered into fourth amendment to credit agreement - sec filing

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BRIEF-Neophotonics Corp -unit enters into loan agreement

* Neophotonics Corp - on March 29, unit entered into loan agreement and related special agreements with bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd

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BRIEF-Overstock.com says entered into First Amendment to Loan Agreement dated March 30

* On March 30, co, co's unit, banks entered into First Amendment to Loan Agreement dated March 30 to Loan Agreement dated as of Oct 24, 2014

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BRIEF-Lawson Products enters into Eighth Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement

* On March 30 Co entered into an eighth amendment to loan and security agreement with PrivateBank and Trust Company

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BRIEF-LCI Industries amends Note Purchase and Private Shelf Agreement with Prudential - SEC filing

* on March 30, co, Prudential amended April 27, 2016 note purchase, private shelf agreement to extend facility expiration date to March 30, 2020

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BRIEF-Altius Minerals Corp executes 3 additional project option agreements covering eight projects

* Altius Minerals Corp says executes three additional project option agreements covering eight projects

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BRIEF-NN says units entered into certain amendment No. 1 to amended and restated credit agreement

* NN Inc - on April 3, 2017 co, units entered into certain amendment no. 1 to amended and restated credit agreement - sec filing

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WhatsApp mulls foray into digital payments with India launch

MUMBAI, April 4 (Reuters) - Instant messaging app WhatsApp, owned by Facebook Inc, is mulling a foray into digital payment services in India, its first such offering globally, and has advertised to hire a digital transactions lead in the country.

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BRIEF-North Atlantic Drilling says Seadrill reached agreement to extend milestone to implement restructuring plan from 30 April to 31 July 2017

* North Atlantic Drilling - majority owned unit of Seadrill Ltd and its banking group to extend series of key dates as part of Seadrill's restructuring efforts

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Justice department asks for 90 days to review agreement with Baltimore

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked a federal court for 90 days to review an agreement reached with Baltimore for the city to enact a series of police reforms in how officers use force and transport prisoners, court documents showed.

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Venezuela seeks financing to help fund nearly $3.0 bln debt payments -lawmaker

CARACAS, April 3 (Reuters) - Venezuela's central bank is negotiating about $500 million in financing with a New York-based investment fund by using PDVSA bonds as collateral to help meet almost $3 billion in debt payments coming due in April, a lawmaker said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Chemours says entered into amendment no. 4 to its credit agreement dated May 12, 2015 - SEC filing

* Chemours Co - on April 3, 2017, co entered into amendment no. 4 to its credit agreement dated May 12, 2015 - SEC filing

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BRIEF-SM Energy entered into amendment to amended and restated credit agreement - SEC Filing

* SM Energy Co - On March 31, 2017 entered into amendment to amended and restated credit agreement - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Audentes Therapeutics says entered into an amendment to exclusive license and collaboration agreement, dated May 3, 2016

* Audentes Therapeutics Inc - on March 21, 2017, co entered into an amendment to exclusive license and collaboration agreement, dated May 3, 2016

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BRIEF-United Continental Holdings, United Airlines entered into an amended and restated credit and guaranty agreement - SEC Filing

* United Continental Holdings Inc - On March 29, co, United Airlines entered into an amended and restated credit and guaranty agreement - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Galena Biopharma and JGB Newton Ltd entered into waiver that amended securities purchase agreement dated May 10 - SEC Filing

* Galena Biopharma - On April 1, co and JGB Newton Ltd., entered into waiver that amended securities purchase agreement dated May 10, 2016 - SEC Filing

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U.S. raises Medicare payments to insurers by 0.45 percent in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday slightly improved its final payment rate for health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage plans for older people and the disabled, settling on an increase of 0.45 percent on average for 2018.

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BRIEF-Premier Financial Bancorp executed 5 year extension of data processing agreement with Fidelity Information Services, its affiliates

* Premier Financial Bancorp - On March 31, co executed 5 year extension of data processing agreement with Fidelity Information Services, Inc, its affiliates

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BRIEF-CSX, Mantle Ridge Group enter registration rights agreement - SEC filing

* On March 30, 2017, Co, Mantle Ridge Group entered into a registration rights agreement - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Resonant expands licensing agreement with existing customer

* Resonant expands licensing agreement with existing customer

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BRIEF-Cipher Pharmaceuticals announces amendment to debt agreement and partial prepayment

* Cipher Pharmaceuticals announces amendment to debt agreement and partial prepayment

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BRIEF-Arianne Phosphate announces MOU agreement with SNC-Lavalin and Cegertec

* Arianne phosphate announces mou agreement with SNC-Lavalin and Cegertec to act as project management consultants

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BRIEF-Coty enters exclusive licensing agreement for some Burberry products

* Entered agreement to acquire exclusive long-term global license rights for Burberry beauty luxury fragrances, cosmetics and skincare

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BRIEF-Euronext and Intercontinental Exchange sign agreement for derivatives clearing

* Euronext and Intercontinental Exchange sign agreement for derivatives clearing

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BRIEF-Evolva Holding announces long-term commercial agreement with Cargill

* Has entered a major collaboration agreement with Cargill for the production and commercialisation of stevia sweetener Eversweet Source text: http://bit.ly/2orysZ8 Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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EPA chief says Paris climate agreement 'bad deal' for U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should continue to be "engaged" in international climate change discussions but the Paris climate change agreement is a "bad deal" for the country, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday.

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BRIEF-West Mountain in default of repayment terms of bond agreement with Jereh Energy

* Co in default of repayment terms of July 11, 2016 bond extension agreement with Jereh Energy Services

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BRIEF-Southwest Gas Holdings on March 28, amended revolving credit agreement increasing aggregate amount of credit facility to $400 mln-$300 mln

* Southwest Gas Holdings Inc - on March 28, co amended revolving credit agreement increasing aggregate amount of credit facility to $400 million from $300 million

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BRIEF-Cisco entered into a 364-day credit agreement

* Cisco - On March 30, entered into a 364-day credit agreement

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BRIEF-Baker Hughes, GE amend transaction agreement to increase board size of Bear Newco to 11 directors - SEC filing

* Company, GE and certain subsidiaries of company amended certain provisions of transaction agreement as of March 27, 2017 - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Mission Ready to acquire exclusive licensing agreement with KT Chemicals

* Mission Ready announces MOU to acquire exclusive licensing for proprietary heavy metal decontamination technology

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BRIEF-WhiteWave reaches agreement with antitrust division of U.S. DOJ in relation to its merger with Danone

* WhiteWave announces major milestone towards completion of merger with Danone

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Apple sends warning to banks with Australian mobile payments decision

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday won a victory in its global fight to prevent banks from introducing their own mobile payment services on Apple devices, as an Australian regulator barred lenders from bargaining collectively for access.

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UPDATE 1-Australia to bar banks from bargaining collectively with Apple over payments

SYDNEY, March 31 (Reuters) - Australia's competition regulator on Friday said it would bar a group of the country's largest banks from bargaining collectively for access to Apple Inc's contactless payment function, potentially setting a global precedent.

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Australia to bar banks from bargaining collectively with Apple over payments

SYDNEY, March 31 (Reuters) - Australia's competition regulator on Friday said it would bar a group of the country's largest banks from bargaining collectively for access to Apple Inc's contactless payment function, potentially setting a global precedent.

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BRIEF-Africa Energy terminates Farmout agreement to acquire interest in offshore Namibia Block

* Africa Energy terminates Farmout agreement to acquire interest in offshore Namibia Block

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BRIEF-Orexigen Therapeutics on March 28, 2017, entered into controlled equity offering sales agreement

* Orexigen Therapeutics Inc- on March 28, 2017, entered into a controlled equity offering sales agreement - sec filing

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NATO says still has 'clear disagreements' with Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO still has "clear disagreements" with Russia over the Ukraine crisis and expects Moscow to do more to rein in armed separatists battling Kiev's forces, the Atlantic alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Spirit Airlines says entered framework agreement with certain financial institutions

* Spirit airlines inc says entered into a framework agreement, dated as of march 29, 2017, with certain financial institutions

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BRIEF-RADA signs strategic distribution agreement with european defense systems’ company

* RADA signs strategic distribution agreement with a leading european defense systems’ company

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BRIEF-Symetis, Boston Scientific reach $435 mln purchase agreement

* Symetis and Boston Scientific reach USD 435 million purchase agreement

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BRIEF-Yirendai enters into an agreement of intent on performance bond with PICC P&C

* Yirendai enters into an agreement of intent on performance bond with PICC P&C

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BRIEF-Jazz pharmaceuticals and Nippon Shinyaku enter into license agreements for development and commercialization of Defitelio and Vyxeos in Japan

* Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc - co and Nippon Shinyaku enter into license agreements for development and commercialization of Defitelio and Vyxeos in Japan

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Van Jones: Trump may have signed Earth's death warrant

As usual, Donald Trump is completely upside down on the facts.

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BRIEF-Take Two Interactive, Sony Interactive, SIEA, SIEE, entered PlayStation Global Developer and Publisher Agreement

* Take Two Interactive - On March 23, co, Sony Interactive, SIEA, SIEE, entered PlayStation Global Developer and Publisher Agreement