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BRIEF-Macy's and G-III sign exclusive agreement for DKNY women's apparel and accessories

* Macy's and G-III sign exclusive agreement for DKNY Women's apparel and accessories

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BRIEF-Systemax executes agreement with management team backed by Hilco Capital to sell all unprofitable European Technology Products Group units

* Systemax further streamlines operations to increase focus on its profitable North American industrial products and France IT businesses

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BRIEF-IMF Bentham say U.S. investment vehicle secures funding agreement

* Its United States investment vehicle, Bentham IMF 1 LLC (Bentham IMF 1) has agreed to fund a further matter in U.S.

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BRIEF-CBAK Energy, unit enter into termination agreement with Shenzhen Bak

* CBAK Energy Technology - on March 21, CBAK co, unit entered into termination agreement with company's former subsidiary, Shenzhen Bak Battery Co

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BRIEF-Vanguard Natural Resources says unit, debtor enter into purchase, sale agreement with Oxy USA

* On March 20, co's unit and a debtor entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Oxy USA, Inc - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Meritor's Swedish unit entered into a receivables purchase agreement dated

* On march 22, Co's Swedish unit entered into a receivables purchase agreement dated as of March 22

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BRIEF-US Concrete Inc's senior vice president and CFO has resigned

* US Concrete Inc- Joseph C. 'Jody' Tusa, Jr, Co's senior vice president and CFO, has resigned from his positions with co effective as of July 1, 2017 Source text:(http://bit.ly/2myQYhH) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Charles Schwab Worldwide Funds says Kieran McGowan has resigned from board

* Kieran McGowan has resigned from board with effect from 23 March 2017.

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BRIEF-Prometic enters into binding agreement to secure $25 million follow-on financing from structured Alpha LP

* Prometic enters into binding agreement to secure $25 million follow-on financing from structured Alpha LP, an affiliate of Thomvest Asset Management Inc

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Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state.

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BRIEF-Yum! Brands says Pizza Hut Holdings, KFC Holding, Taco Bell Of America enters refinancing amendment to credit agreement

* On March 21, Pizza Hut Holdings, LLC, KFC Holding Co, Taco Bell of America, LLC entered refinancing amendment to credit agreement

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Santander will improve consumer protections in Fed agreement

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Santander has agreed to improve its consumer protections in an agreement with the Federal Reserve announced on Thursday that did not include any penalties.

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BRIEF-ZTE Corp says agreement with DOJ has become effective upon approval by court

* Updated information in relation to the export restrictions by the United States Department Of Commerce

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BRIEF-Western Energy Services snnounces support agreements with Savanna Energy Services Corp. shareholders

* Western Energy Services Corp announces support agreements with Savanna Energy Services Corp. shareholders

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BRIEF-StorageVault enters agreement to acquire all shares of a private Canadian corporation for $396.6 mln

* StorageVault to acquire Canadian storage portfolio for $396.6 million and agrees to internalize management and acquire third party management business for $16 million

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BRIEF-Godaddy Inc enters into agreement to acquire Sucuri

* Godaddy acquires Sucuri to advance digital security for customers

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NATO's Gottemoeller says Minsk agreement must be fully implemented

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - NATO hopes to welcome Montenegro as its new member at its meeting on May 25, Rose Gottemoeller, deputy secretary general of NATO, said at an event during a visit to Budapest on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Varex Imaging enters into pricing agreement with Toshiba Medical Systems

* Announced it has entered into a renewed three-year pricing agreement with Toshiba Medical Systems

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BRIEF-Cuba Ventures signs exclusive agreement with Tyrval for Cuba hotel industry sales

* Cuba ventures corp signs exclusive agreement with tyrval for cuba hotel industry sales

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BRIEF-Nemaska says FMC Corp makes US$10 mln payment per lithium carbonate supply agreement

* FMC Corporation makes a US$10m payment per lithium carbonate supply agreement

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BRIEF-Calithera Biosciences enters into underwriting agreement with Leerink Partners

* On March 21 entered into an underwriting agreement with Leerink Partners Llc - SEC filing

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India tries to fix Iran trade payments as Trump hardens line

* Fears of U.S. sanctions mean banks still largely shun Tehran

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LG Electronics to launch mobile payments service in South Korea in June

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Wednesday it will launch a new mobile payments service in its home country in June, trying to keep up with smartphone leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.

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BRIEF-Cintas Corp says G&K Services enters amended and restated note purchase agreement

* 3.73% series a senior notes due April 15,2023, 3.88% series B senior notes due April 15,2025 were deemed to be amended,restated

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BRIEF-Rice Energy says entered second amendment to fourth amended and restated credit agreementon with Rice Energy Operating LLC on March 16

* Rice Energy Inc - on March 16, Rice Energy Operating LLC, co entered into second amendment to fourth amended and restated credit agreement

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BRIEF-Magellan Midstream announces new agreement for condensate splitter

* Magellan Midstream announces new agreement for condensate splitter, reaffirms 2017 financial guidance

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BRIEF-ROYALTY NORTH ENTERS INTO LOAN AGREEMENT WITH SUNSYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

* HAS ENTERED INTO A NEW LOAN AGREEMENT WITH SST CONSTRUCTION, LLC

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Venezuela vows PDVSA will met 2017 bond payments amid stronger oil prices

CARACAS, March 21 (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA will honor some $17 billion in bond payments due this year thanks to stronger oil prices, Economy Vice President Ramon Lobo said in a newspaper interview published on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Sears Canada enters into credit agreement

* Sears Canada - entered a credit agreement with KKR Capital Markets Llc and GACP Finance Co., Llc for five-year secured term loan of up to $300 million

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BRIEF-Sherwin-Williams and Valspar extend term of merger agreement

* Sherwin-Williams and Valspar extend term of merger agreement

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BRIEF-Fuelcell Energy and Posco Energy report strategic agreement

* Fuelcell Energy and Korean-based Posco Energy announce strategic agreement to globalize the stationary fuel cell market

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BRIEF-Atento reports agreement to acquire majority stake in Interfile

* Atento announces agreement to acquire majority stake in Interfile to expand credit origination capabilities

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BRIEF-Crescita Therapeutics says signed a license agreement with a U.S.-based dermatological contract research company

* Crescita Therapeutics Inc - signed an exclusive license agreement with a U.S.-based, major dermatological contract research company

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BRIEF-FS Investment and several banks enters into second amendment to senior secured revolving credit agreement

* On March 16, Co, several banks, entities entered into second amendment to senior secured revolving credit agreement, dated April 3, 2014

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BRIEF-Air China and Ingenico ePayments expand payment options to include Discover Global Network

* Air China and Ingenico ePayments expand payment acceptance options to include Discover Global Network

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BRIEF-Synacor Inc and Windstream expand their relationship with a multiyear agreement

* Synacor Inc and Windstream have expanded their relationship with a multiyear agreement

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BRIEF-Real Industry enters into revolving credit agreement with Bank Of America N.A.

* On March 14, unit, for itself, as representative of other borrowers, entered into revolving credit agreement with Bank Of America, N.A.

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BRIEF-Elliott sends a letter to Arconic's board demanding a "full, fair and independent accounting of secret vote-buying agreement"

* Elliott Management Corporation sends a letter to Arconic board demanding a "full, fair and independent accounting of secret vote-buying agreement" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Teamsters ratify agreement at US Foods

* Agreement has annual raises up to $10 per week each year into health reimbursement account for over 300 drivers & inside facility workers Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-U.S. Bancorp says to offer mobile payments for Visa commercial cards

* To offer mobile payments for Visa commercial cards Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Agjunction Inc says new strategic agreement with Hemisphere GNSS

* Agjunction Inc - new strategic agreement with Hemisphere GNSS Inc

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BRIEF-Perisson announces termination of amalgamation agreement

* Perisson Petroleum - served notice of termination to Forent with respect to amalgamation agreement between Perisson & Forent Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Eastplats to seek order to strike application in South Africa related to 2007 agreement

* Eastplats to seek order to strike application In South Africa related to 2007 agreement

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BRIEF-Cardinal Financial says on March 14, reached agreement with plaintiffs to resolve certain litigation

* Says on March 14, reached agreement with plaintiffs to resolve certain litigation

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BRIEF-Camping World Holdings unit entered into first amendment to credit agreement, dated as of Nov. 8, 2016

* Camping World Holdings Inc - unit entered into a first amendment to credit agreement, dated as of November 8, 2016

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U.S. investigates four insurers over Medicare payments

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has disclosed an investigation into four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they did not have or received no treatment for.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. investigates four insurers over Medicare payments

March 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has disclosed an investigation into four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they did not have or received no treatment for.

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BRIEF-Ziplocal Inc has entered into lock-up, support agreement with Intercap Inc

* Has entered into a lock-up and support agreement with Intercap Inc.

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BRIEF-Dr Pepper Snapple entered new 5-yr unsecured credit agreement

* On March 16 terminated its five-year amended and restated credit agreement, dated as of September 25, 2012 - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Banpu PCL signs a purchase and sale agreement

* Signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire a non-operating portfolio from an existing partner

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South African minister apologises for welfare payments fiasco

JOHANNESBURG, March 17 (Reuters) - South Africa's Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini apologised to welfare beneficiaries over a fiasco that put their monthly payments at risk, local media reported on Friday.

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BRIEF-Select Sands announces supply agreement

* Select Sands Corp- entered into a multiyear frac sand supply agreement with Liberty Oilfield Services, Llc of Denver Colorado

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BRIEF-Western Energy issues statement in regards to its agreement with Savanna Energy

* Western Energy Services underlines offer premium and looks to "cut through noise" around its agreement with Savanna Energy Services Corp

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BRIEF-Kroger's Michigan division ratifies agreement with UFCW Local 876

* Kroger's michigan division ratifies agreement with UFCW Local 876

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BRIEF-Urbanimmersive says signing of reseller agreement with Images & Mots

* Signing of a reseller agreement with marketing web agency Images & Mots Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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South Africa's top court to rule on grants payments case on Friday

JOHANNESBURG, March 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's Constitutional Court said it will rule on Friday in a case concerning the unlawful tender of a contract to manage welfare benefits to 17 million people.

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BRIEF-ALLETE Clean Energy, Xcel Energy sign 100 MW power purchase agreement

* ALLETE Clean Energy, Xcel Energy sign 100 MW power purchase agreement for new North Dakota wind farm

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BRIEF-United Steelworkers says tentative agreement reached between bargaining teams for USW Local 1976, CP Rail

* Tentative agreement has been reached between bargaining teams for United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1976 and CP Rail

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BRIEF-Aphria issues common shares pursuant to shares for services agreement

* Aphria issues common shares pursuant to shares for services agreement

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BRIEF-Melcor Developments says CEO and President Brian Baker resigned

* Melcor developments ltd - board appointed darin rayburn as president and ceo effective april 15, 2017

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Exclusive: Odebrecht Peru may miss payments to creditors as assets seized - source

LIMA (Reuters) - Odebrecht's Peruvian unit might not be able to pay creditors and suppliers starting next month after $30 million of its local assets were seized by authorities to ensure it will pay eventual reparations for bribes, a company source said.

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BRIEF-Alliqua Biomedical says co and Celgene entered into side letter agreement

* On March 13, 2017, co and Celgene entered into a side letter agreement - sec filing

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BRIEF-Verizon and CBS Corp announce multiyear content carriage agreement

* Verizon and CBS Corporation announce multiyear content carriage agreement

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BRIEF-RTI Surgical,Krensavage Partners reach settlement agreement

* rti Surgical, Inc. and Krensavage Partners, LP reach settlement agreement

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BRIEF-Tagstation LLC and Nielsen enter into a data evaluation agreement for Nextradio

* Tagstation LLC - Tagstation LLC and Nielsen enter into a data evaluation agreement for Nextradio®

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Court showdown looms over South Africa grants payments crisis

JOHANNESBURG, March 15 (Reuters) - South Africa's highest court will hear an application on Wednesday seeking to have it take oversight of a renewed contract that must be clinched before Thursday to ensure welfare grants are paid on time in April to 17 million people.

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BRIEF-Doxa signs distribution agreement with Burkhart Dental in USA

* Signs distribution agreement with Burkhart Dental in USA Source text for Eikon:

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BRIEF-Gulfmark Offshore and unit enter into agreement relating to senior secured, revolving multicurrency credit facility

* Gulfmark Offshore- on March 8 co, unit entered into an agreement relating to senior secured, revolving multicurrency credit facility - SEC filing

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Footballer signed after feeding girlfriend to dogs

After seven years in prison, the Brazilian goalkeeper convicted of killing his girlfriend and feeding her to the dogs ... is back in the game.

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BRIEF-Alibaba Pictures Group enters cooperation agreement with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

* Entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Alibaba Group Holding Limited

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Nikkei edges down but mining shares soar on Japan-Saudi agreement hopes

* Toshiba tumbles after asking to delay Q3 earnings filing again

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Illinois comptroller stops payments for governor's computer modernization

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' state comptroller has suspended $27 million in payments for a computer technology initiative launched by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, according to a letter seen by Reuters, opening a new front in an ongoing feud over finances.

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BRIEF-Ak Steel says USW members ratify labor agreement for Mansfield Works

* AK Steel - members of USW Local 169 have ratified four year labor agreement covering about 300 hourly production and maintenance employees at Mansfield Works

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BRIEF-Invuity announces new debt agreement

* Invuity inc says increases borrowing capacity to up to $50 million

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BRIEF-Vermillion say co, unit entered amendment No. 2 to testing, services agreement with Quest Diagnostics effective March 11, 2017

* Vermillion - co, unit entered amendment no. 2 to testing and services agreement with quest diagnostics incorporated effective March 11, 2017

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BRIEF-Fluor says its Global Alliance Framework agreement with Yara Belgium has been extended by 3 years

* Fluor Corp says its Global Alliance Framework agreement with Yara Belgium SA has been extended by three years Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Mylan reports global settlement, license agreements with Genentech, Roche

* Mylan announces global settlement and license agreements with Genentech and Roche on herceptin

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BRIEF-Harmony Merger Corp received a notice from customer acquisition terminating amalgamation agreement

* Harmony Merger Corp - on February 23, 2017, Harmony received a notice from customer acquisition terminating amalgamation agreement

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BRIEF-Alimera Sciences signs agreement for exclusive distributor of Iluvien in Spain

* Alimera Sciences signs agreement for exclusive distributor of Iluvien in Spain

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BRIEF-Symantec Corp entered into accelerated stock repurchase agreements

* Symantec Corp - on March 10, entered into accelerated stock repurchase agreements with financial institutions to repurchase $500 million of co's common stock

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BRIEF-Smart Sand enters into product purchase agreement with Liberty Oilfield Services

* On March 8 entered into a multi-year master product purchase agreement with Liberty Oilfield Services for finer mesh sands

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BRIEF-AMC Reaches Agreement with National CineMedia

* National Cinemedia- NCM and AMC reach agreement allowing amc to comply with DOJ’s final order on carmike merger

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BRIEF-Analog Devices on March 10, 2017, in connection with Linear Technology Corp merger, co entered into bridge credit agreement

* Analog Devices - on march 10, 2017, in connection with Linear Technology Corp merger, co entered into bridge credit agreement - sec filing Source text (http://bit.ly/2mbHEw1) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-AMC Entertainment on March 8 reached an agreement to settle litigation that was pending as of Dec. 2016

* AMC Entertainment -on March 8, 2017, reached an agreement to settle litigation that was pending as of December 31, 2016

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BRIEF-Tenet and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas sign multi-year agreement

* Tenet and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas sign multi-year agreement

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BRIEF-Seattle Genetics says court issued temporary restraining order enjoining taking action in furtherance of closing of license agreement with Immunomedics

* Seattle Genetics- On March 9,court issued temporary restraining order enjoining taking action in furtherance of closing of license agreement with Immunomedics

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BRIEF-PGT Innovations through its unit enters into first to supply agreement dated december 15, 2014

* On March 4, 2017 Co through its unit entered into first to supply agreement dated December 15, 2014 - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Olin says on March 9, co, units entered into Second Amendment Agreement to October 5, 2015 Credit Agreement

* On March 9, co, units, entered into Second Amendment Agreement to Credit Agreement dated October 5, 2015 - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Skyharbour executes option agreement with Areva Resources Canada

* Skyharbour executes option agreement with Areva Resources Canada to option up to 70% of a portion of preston uranium project for $8 million in project consideration Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Google backs UK-based payments company Currencycloud

NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's venture arm has invested in Currencycloud, a UK startup that provides technology to enable businesses to provide cross-border payments services to their customers.

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BRIEF-Microwave Vision signs agreement with ETS-Lindgren for exchange of intellectual property

* Signs agreement for exchange of intellectual property between co and ETS-Lindgren Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-Aviall extends distribution agreement for Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 parts

* Aviall says extended exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce to provide spare parts product support for Rolls-Royce M250,RR300 engines

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BRIEF-Sirius XM and NASCAR extend broadcasting agreement through 2022

* Co, NASCAR announced a six-year renewal to extend their broadcasting and marketing agreement through 2022 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CSX enters 4-year employment agreement with Harrison

* CSX Corp - in connection with Harrison's appointment as CEO, co entered four-year employment agreement providing him an annual base salary of $2.2 million

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BRIEF-Seanergy announces agreement for early termination of credit facility

* Seanergy announces agreement for early termination of credit facility resulting in a material gain

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BRIEF-Editas Medicine enters into amendment to amended and restated cas9*i license agreement

* Entered into amendment to amended and restated CAS9*I license agreement with Harvard and Broad Institute.

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BRIEF-Quinto Real signs definitive agreement to acquire Camarinhas gold project in Brazil

* Quinto real signs definitive agreement to acquire Camarinhas gold project in Brazil Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bowmore signs purchase agreement to acquire Brunswick belt property in New Brunswick

* Bowmore signs a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the Brunswick belt property in New Brunswick, Canada

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BRIEF-Condor Hospitality says entered into credit agreement with Keybank National Association

* On March 1 Condor Hospitality Limited Partnership entered into a credit agreement with Keybank National Association

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BRIEF-Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting says it reaches agreement on acquisition of Tagetik

* Announces it has reached agreement on acquisition of tagetik

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LinkedIn says no agreement with Russia on restoring access to site

MOSCOW, March 7 (Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp. said on Tuesday it had failed to reach an agreement with the Russian authorities that would see them lift the block on the social networking website.

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BRIEF-SNC-Lavalin's unit awarded a 5-year commissioning support services framework agreement by Petroleum Development Oman

* SNC-Lavalin - unit Kentz Overseas Company WLL awarded a 5-year commissioning support services framework agreement by Petroleum Development Oman

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BRIEF-NF Energy Saving Corp says recently signed $220,000 sales contract with Jatigate Hydroelectric Station, Indonesia

* NF Energy Saving Corp says recently signed $220,000 sales contract with Jatigate Hydroelectric Station, Indonesia to supply project with butterfly valves

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BRIEF-Shell says has signed agreements on the separation of Motiva

* Signing of binding definitive agreements on the separation of Motiva

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BRIEF-Dream Office REIT enters into agreements to sell certain properties

March 6 (Reuters) - Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust

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BRIEF-Enable Midstream Partners announces pricing of senior notes

* Enable Midstream Partners, Lp announces pricing of senior notes

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BRIEF-Buffalo Wild Wings entered amendment to credit agreement

* On March 2, co entered into an amendment to its credit agreement dated as of october 6, 2016

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BRIEF-Rambus signs license agreement with Western Digital

* Agreement also includes an additional 5-year extension option

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An Artist Helps iTunes’ User Agreement Go Down Easy

A new Drawn and Quarterly graphic novel by the artist Robert Sikoryak adapts Apple’s legalese into a work invoking more than a century of comics.

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EU says to beef up climate diplomacy to save Paris agreement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers on Monday said the bloc would strengthen diplomacy to promote the fight against climate change in the face of a possible U.S. exit from the Paris agreement.

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BRIEF-Skypeople enters into agreement with China Aigo O2O Technology

* Skypeople enters into agreement with China Aigo O2O Technology Inc. (beijing) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Finjan signs licensing agreement with Veracode

* Finjan Holdings Inc - specific terms of license are confidential Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Kane Biotech says entered into license and distribution agreement with Dechra Veterinary Products

* Kane biotech inc- terms of agreement are confidential between parties and further financial details are not disclosed

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BRIEF-Valeant to seek refinancing and amendment of credit agreement

March 6 (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc

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BRIEF-Red rock resorts says Station Casinos unit entered 2nd loan modification agreement

* Red Rock Resorts-on March 3 unit of station casinos llc entered second loan modification agreement with respect to credit agreement dated June 16,2011

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BRIEF-SM Energy says closing date for purchase agreement with Venado extended to March 15

* SM Energy-on March 4,co,Venado entered into amendment to purchase agreement that extended closing date specified in purchase agreement to March 15,2017 Source text - http://bit.ly/2lSmVNF Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Seacor Holdings says entered into amendment no. 1 to convertible senior note purchase agreement dated Nov. 30, 2015

* Seacor holdings inc- seacor marine holdings entered into amendment no. 1 to convertible senior note purchase agreement dated november 30, 2015

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BRIEF-Teamsters says Southwest Material Specialists, Southwest Airlines reach agreement in principle

* Teamsters - Southwest Material Specialists negotiating team reached agreement to amend their current collective bargaining deal with Southwest Airlines

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BRIEF-Sterling Resources announces agreement to sell UK operating subsidiary to Oranje-Nassau ENERGIE B.V.

* Sterling resources ltd. Announces agreement to sell UK operating subsidiary to Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V.

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BRIEF-Tennessee valley authority says executed amendment to $500 million credit agreement - SEC Filing

* On February 28, 2017, TVA executed an amendment to its $500 million credit agreement dated as of august 7, 2015 - SEC filing

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Advisory Board, hedge fund Elliott enter standstill agreement

(Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Friday it had entered into a standstill agreement with U.S. healthcare services company Advisory Board Co.

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BRIEF-Geron Corp says 2 parties to securities class action executed a stipulation and agreement of settlement to settle securities class action

* Geron corp says on March 2 parties to securities class action executed a stipulation and agreement of settlement to settle securities class action

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BRIEF-Eloro Resources and Cott Oil and Gas announce $5 mln option agreement for a 25 pct interest in La Victoria Project, Peru

* Eloro Resources and Cott Oil and Gas announce $5 million option agreement for a 25% interest in La Victoria Project, Peru

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BRIEF-AT&T, CWA reach tentative agreement in Southwest wireline contract negotiations

* AT&T, CWA reach tentative agreement in Southwest wireline contract negotiations

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BRIEF-Xtant Medical Holding-bacterin International AMENDED EXISTING AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

* Effective Feb.28, 2017, Bacterin International amended existing amended and restated credit agreement

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Top Trump Advisers Are Split on Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Stephen K. Bannon is pushing for the United States to exit the 2015 deal, but Rex Tillerson and Ivanka Trump see a grave downside in pulling the rug out from under allies.

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BRIEF-Arianne Phosphate announces signing of MoU agreement with Abb Inc

* Arianne Phosphate Inc - announces signing of a memorandum of understanding ("mou") agreement with Abb Inc

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BRIEF-Brown & Brown enters settlement agreement with Assuredpartners

* Brown & Brown -on March 1, co entered a settlement agreement with Assuredpartners, certain of its employees, former employees of company - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Evestra announce partnership agreement for generic NuvaRing

* Glenmark Pharmaceuticals And Evestra, Inc. announce partnership agreement for generic NuvaRing

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BRIEF-Liqtech and Hunan Yonker Investment Group amend investment agreement

* Liqtech and Hunan Yonker Investment Group amend investment agreement

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On Washington: Republicans in Washington Are in Control, but Not in Agreement

As the party pushes to undo the health care law, Republicans are finding that being in charge doesn’t mean being on the same page.

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Republicans lack agreement on Obamacare ahead of Trump speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and Congress lacked agreement on a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare on Tuesday amid signs of growing Republican division on the issue, as President Donald Trump prepared to address lawmakers about his 2017 agenda.

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Cavs debut newly-signed Williams in win over Bucks

(Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers signed free agent Deron Williams on Monday then debuted their new guard in a 102-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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BRIEF-Prosper closes loan purchase agreement for up to $5 bln with consortium of investors

* Prosper Marketplace closes loan purchase agreement for up to $5 billion of loans with consortium of institutional investors

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Sources: Trump signed off on checking White House staffers' phones

President Donald Trump signed off on press secretary Sean Spicer's decision to check aides' cell phones to make certain they weren't communicating with reporters by text message or through encrypted apps, multiple sources confirmed to CNN on Monday.

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New mobile networks set to enable remote driving, Telefonica says

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The brave new world of remote-controlled cars is now technically possible using wireless technologies which are set to be commonplace early in the next decade, two major telecoms companies said at a test drive staged on Monday during an industry conference in Barcelona.

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BRIEF-Sherwin-Williams entered into certain amendment NO. 6 to credit agreement with Citicorp USA Inc

* Says entered into that certain amendment no. 6 to credit agreement with citicorp usa, inc - sec filing

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BRIEF-Intrinsyc Technologies Corp, Stream TV Networks, announced agreements that will extend their strategic relationship

* Intrinsyc Technologies - Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation, Stream TV Networks, announced agreements that will extend their strategic relationship

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BRIEF-Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc says subsidiary entered into a credit agreement

* Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc- on february 24 subsidiary of company entered into a credit agreement - sec filing

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BRIEF-Square entered warrant cancellation and payment agreement relating to shares issued to Starbucks

* Square-On Feb 24, entered warrant cancellation & payment agreement relating to warrant to buy up to 9.5 million shares of class a stock issued to Starbucks

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BRIEF-Argo Group signs agreement with Marine Underwriters of America

* Agreement enables argo group u.s. To underwrite a suite of physical damage and liability products for recreational marine businesses

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Global Payments stock could rise 15 percent -Barron's

NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The stock of payment processing company Global Payments Inc could rise by 15 percent to $90 in the year ahead as revenue and profits increase, according to Barron's.

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BRIEF-Mosaic Capital board approves changing common share dividend payments from quarterly basis to monthly basis

* Board approved changing common share dividend payments from quarterly basis to monthly basis

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Detroit mayor proposes trust fund to cover future pension payments

(Reuters) - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Thursday proposed setting aside money in a special trust fund to cover higher-than-expected pension payments expected to begin in fiscal 2024.

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BRIEF-Ecolab enters into accelerated share repurchase agreement

* Ecolab Inc - as part share repurchase program, entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

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BRIEF-W. P. Carey enters into third amended and restated credit agreement

* W. P. Carey Inc says on February 22, 2017 entered into a third amended and restated credit agreement

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BRIEF-ARGONAUT GOLD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE FRESNILLO MINERAL CONCESSION ADJACENT TO EL CASTILLO MINE

* ARGONAUT GOLD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE KEY FRESNILLO MINERAL CONCESSION ADJACENT TO THE EL CASTILLO MINE

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BRIEF-Hanlon announces new agreement with Morningstar Inc for Morningstar's ByAllAccounts on Hanlon's Wealth Platform

* Hanlon - Announced a new agreement with Morningstar Inc for Morningstar's ByAllAccounts on Hanlon's Wealth Platform Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Navidea Biopharmaceuticals says reaches settlement with CRG relating to loan agreement

* Navidea Biopharmaceuticals - On Feb 22, 2017, Co, CRG, and Cardinal Health 414 read into record a settlement in interpleader action pending in Ohio

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BRIEF-Delcath Systems enters agreement with holders of more than 55 pct of aggregate principal amount of senior secured convertible notes Due Dec 29, 2017

* Delcath Systems - co, holders of more than 55 pct of aggregate principal amount of senior secured convertible notes due Dec 29, 2017 entered agreement

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BRIEF-EXIM Bank of China approves termination of Adama's share pledge agreement

* Says The Export-Import Bank of China approves China National Agrochemical Corp to terminate pledge agreement of Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd' 100 percent stake

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BRIEF-Intrinsic4D says Jorey Chernett has resigned as director and CEO

* Intrinsic4D announces default on outstanding debentures, CEO and director resignations and financial status and solvency

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BRIEF-Sisvel Group's unit 3G Licensing S.A. says KPN, Mitsubishi Electric have joined 3G joint licensing agreement offering

* Sisvel Group's unit 3G Licensing S.A. says KPN, Mitsubishi Electric have joined its 3G joint licensing agreement offering Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Smith & Nephew signs agreement to distribute Leaf Healthcare technology

* Smith & Nephew invests in and signs agreement to distribute disruptive Leaf Healthcare pressure injury technology Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Maple Leaf enhances governance agreement with McCain Capital and Michael McCain

* Maple Leaf enhances governance agreement with McCain Capital and Michael McCain

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The Paris Agreement is bigger than Trump ... isn't it?

Bye-bye, dirty fossil fuels.

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BRIEF-Urban Communications announces loan extension and variation agreement

* Urban Communications Inc. announces loan extension and variation agreement

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BRIEF-Cynosure says Compensation Committee established $13 mln cash pool from making severance payments related to Hologic deal

* Cynosure - Compensation committee established $13 million cash pool from making severance payments for persons without employment agreements relating to Hologic deal Source: (http://bit.ly/2lL68PF) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Continental and Caterpillar Inc. sign agreement to equip CAT Off-Highway-Trucks

* Continental and Caterpillar Inc. have signed an agreement to equip CAT Off-Highway-Trucks (model series 770 to 775) with Continental RDT-Master tires in sizes 18.00R33, 21.00R33 and 24.00R35 Source text - http://bit.ly/2kYD3eV Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-Reven Housing REIT enters into agreement with H&J Properties

* Reven Housing REIT - on Feb 16, co entered into single family homes real estate purchase and sale agreement with H&J Properties Llc - sec filing

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BRIEF-Modsys International says on Feb 15 two of its units amended Oct 2, 2013 agreement with Comerica Bank

* On Feb 15, 2 of co's units entered into Seventh Amendment to existing loan, security agreement with Comerica Bank dated Oct 2, 2013

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BRIEF-T-Mobile Austria says signed 5-yr strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei

* Signed a 5-year strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei regarding 4.5G-based E2E network upgrades Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Medixall Group announces strategic agreement with Renaissance Health System Of Florida

* Medixall Group, Inc announces strategic agreement with Renaissance Health System Of Florida, Inc.

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BRIEF-Enable Midstream Partners reports qtrly earnings per common units of $0.14

* Q4 earnings per share view $0.17, revenue view $637.8 million -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-Black Stone Minerals announces Farmout agreement substantially reducing future working interest capital requirements

* Black Stone Minerals LP - expects farmout agreement to reduce its capital obligations by approximately $35 million in 2017

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Mississippi ports eye Cuba, sign agreements in Havana

HAVANA (Reuters) - The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations.

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BRIEF-Nordson corp announces agreement to acquire an unit of Vention Medical

* Nordson corp announces agreement to acquire advanced technologies business of Vention Medical

European Sovereign Debt Crisis (2010- ) nytimes.com

Eurozone Agrees to Greece Talks in Exchange for Bailout Payments

The agreement falls short of an all-encompassing deal, but is a positive sign ahead of a meeting this week between Germany and the International Monetary Fund.

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Reliance's Jio hails Uber ride in payments battle with PayTM

MUMBAI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Uber users in India, who until now had Chinese Internet giant Alibaba-backed PayTM as the only payment wallet option available to book a ride, will now be able to pay through Reliance Jio Infocomm's Jio Money.

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BRIEF-Hong Kong Television Network says Talent Ascent and Groupon entered into an agreement

* Purchaser and vendor entered into agreement in relation to the acquisition

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Adviser disagrees with Trump, is reassigned

A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Sunday, after he criticized the Trump administration's Latin American policies.

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Adviser reassigned after disagreeing with Trump

A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Sunday, after he criticized the Trump administration's Latin American policies.

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BRIEF-U.S. Oil Sands Inc announces agreement with service providers

* U.S. Oil Sands Inc announces agreement with service providers and PR spring project update Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Canada Pension Plan Investment Board signs agreement to acquire 24.5% interest in houston office portfolio

* Canada pension plan investment board signs agreement to acquire 24.5% interest in houston office portfolio

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BRIEF-Restaurant Brands International says 2 units entered into a second amendment to credit agreement

* Restaurant Brands International - on February 17, 2017, two indirect subsidiaries entered into a second amendment to credit agreement

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BRIEF-Sito Mobile CEO Jerry Hug resigned, effective Feb 17

* Effective February 17, 2017, Jerry Hug resigned as CEO and a director of Sito Mobile, Ltd.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil judge lifts order mandating Odebrecht payments to gov't

SAO PAULO, Feb 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Brazil on Friday suspended an order that required two units of construction firm Odebrecht to make monthly payments amounting to 3 percent of their monthly revenues to a government account, according to a court document.

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BRIEF-Conagra Brands on Feb 16 entered into a revolving credit agreement - SEC Filing

* On February 16 co entered into a revolving credit agreement - SEC Filing

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Brazil judge lifts order mandating Odebrecht payments to government

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A federal judge in Brazil on Friday suspended an order that required two units of construction firm Odebrecht to make monthly payments amounting to 3 percent of their monthly revenues to a government account, according to a court document.

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Brazil judge lifts order mandating Odebrecht payments to gov't

SAO PAULO, Feb 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Brazil on Friday suspended an order that required two units of construction firm Odebrecht to make monthly payments amounting to 3 percent of their monthly revenues to a government account, according to a court document.

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BRIEF-Blue Nile enters into credit agreements - SEC filing

* Entered term loan credit agreement providing principal amount of $185 million

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BRIEF-Hasbro says entered agreement with Bento Box Entertainment's Sutikki

* Entered into an agreement with Sutikki which is a division of Bento Box Entertainment Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-AT&T, CWA reach tentative agreement covering former DirecTV employees in four states

* AT&T, CWA reach tentative agreement covering former DirecTV employees in four states

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BRIEF-Vimpelcom enters into multi-currency term and revolving facilities agreement of up to $2.25 bln

* Vimpelcom successfully enters into a multi-currency term and revolving facilities agreement of up to $2.25 billion with several international banks

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BRIEF-Conatus Pharmaceuticals issued a convertible promissory note of $15 mln to Novartis Pharma AG pursuant to investment agreement entered in Dec 2016

* Conatus Pharmaceuticals - On Feb 15, co issued a convertible promissory note of $15 million to Novartis Pharma AG pursuant to investment agreement entered in Dec 2016 Source text: [http://bit.ly/2lpeTOz] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-ARRIS International renews multi-year sponsorship agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing

* ARRIS International plc says it has renewed its multi-year sponsorship agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing

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BRIEF-Air liquide says signed share purchase agreement with financial institution in context of its share buyback program

* Signed share purchase agreement with financial institution in context of its share buyback program

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BRIEF-Caravan Health enters into agreement with Humana in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas And Oklahoma

* Caravan Health - enters into agreement with Humana in Kansas, Missouri, arkansas and oklahoma Source text for Eikon:

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BRIEF-Uranium Resources says entered securities purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund LLC

* Entered into a securities purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC

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BRIEF-Farmland Partners says on Feb 14 entered into loan agreement - SEC filing

* Farmland Partners - on Feb 14, entered into loan agreement which provides for term loan of $27.2 million; term loan matures on February 14, 2027 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2lbvvHx) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-New York REIT says Gregory Hughes resigned from board

* New York REIT Inc - resignation of Gregory Hughes from company's board of directors, effective February 15

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BRIEF-Lonza and Selecta Biosciences announces manufacturing agreement for Anc80-AAV-based gene therapy

* Lonza and Selecta Biosciences announce manufacturing agreement for Anc80-AAV-based gene therapy for treatment of methylmalonic acidemia

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Fox News’s Harassment Payments Are Under Investigation, Lawyer Says

The man suing the network for Andrea Tantaros said a federal inquiry may be examining whether it paid settlement claims in salaries to avoid reporting them.

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BRIEF-New Klondike's Michael Coulter, Seymour Sears and George Supol have resigned as directors of company

* New Klondike Exploration Ltd - Michael Coulter, Seymour Sears and George Supol have resigned as directors of company

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BRIEF-Cloud Peak Energy modifies throughput and transportation agreements with Westshore Terminals and BNSF Railway

* Cloud Peak Energy modifies throughput and transportation agreements with Westshore Terminals and BNSF Railway

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Why Michael Flynn Resigned

Michael T. Flynn stepped down as national security adviser amid a scandal surrounding his contacts with Russia before President Trump took office.

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BRIEF-Medovex Corp says entered into a unit purchase agreement with selected accredited investors

* Medovex Corp- on February 9 entered into a unit purchase agreement with selected accredited investors - sec filing

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Health insurer Anthem says Cigna cannot terminate merger agreement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc said on Tuesday that Cigna Corp could not unilaterally terminate an agreement between the two companies to merge.

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Daimler strikes electric vehicle agreement with workers at German plant

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler has struck an agreement with workers at Mercedes-Benz's biggest transmission factory in Germany, under which work on electric vehicles (EVs) will be based at the plant near the carmaker's home town of Stuttgart.

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BRIEF-Williams-Sonoma Inc and Hyundai Livart Furniture Co announce strategic franchise agreement

* Williams-Sonoma Inc - Co and Hyundai Livart Furniture Co Ltd announce strategic franchise agreement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: