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Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck

If Republicans succeed in passing a tax overhaul by Christmas, the law could mean major changes for your take-home pay -- not all of them welcome.

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Comcast drops bid for 21st Century Fox assets

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BRIEF-Trico Bancshares Enters San Francisco Bay Area With Acquisition Of FNB Bancorp

* ENTERS SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA WITH ACQUISITION OF FNB BANCORP

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BRIEF-Advantage Oil & Gas Approved 2018 Capital Budget Of $175 Million

* ADVANTAGE OIL & GAS LTD - APPROVED A 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET OF $175 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.

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BRIEF-Ventas Increases Fourth Quarter 2017 Dividend

* VENTAS INC - BOARD RAISED COMPANY'S Q4 2017 DIVIDEND BY 2 PERCENT TO $0.79 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Boeing lifts dividend by 20 percent, sets new $18 billion share buyback

(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Monday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 20 percent and replace its existing share repurchase program with a new $18 billion authorization.

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BRIEF-Cohen & Steers says preliminary assets under management $62.6 bln

* COHEN & STEERS ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT AND NET FLOWS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

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Marcato sets condition for Deckers interviewing its nominees

(Reuters) - Marcato said on Monday it was open to a proposal by Deckers Outdoor Corp's board to interview the activist investor's nominees only if the footwear maker was willing to reach a settlement...

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UPDATE 1-Marcato sets condition for Deckers interviewing its nominees

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Marcato said on Monday it was open to a proposal by Deckers Outdoor Corp's board to interview the activist investor's nominees only if the footwear maker was willing to reach a settlement agreement ahead of a shareholder meeting this week.

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Hackers hit major ATM network after U.S., Russian bank breaches: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly $10 million from at least 18 mostly U.S. and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Idex Corporation To Acquire Thinxxs Microtechnology AG

* ‍THINXXS WILL OPERATE WITHIN IDEX HEALTH & SCIENCE LLC PART OF IDEX'S HEALTH AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES SEGMENT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Riot Blockchain's Tesspay Signs Letter Of Intent For Merger With Cresval Capital Corp

* RIOT BLOCKCHAIN'S TESSPAY SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT FOR MERGER WITH PUBLICALLY TRADED CRESVAL CAPITAL CORP

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BRIEF-Gain Capital Announces Monthly Metrics For November 2017

* RETAIL SEGMENT OTC TRADING VOLUME FOR NOV 2017 WAS $207 BILLION, DOWN 19.5 PERCENT

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BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp ‍Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance As Provided On Oct 26, 2017​

* - ‍REAFFIRMING 2017 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE AS PROVIDED ON OCTOBER 26, 2017​

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From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.

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'Walking Dead' sets stage for key death

The following contains spoilers about the "The Walking Dead" midseason finale.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major markets rise, led by Saudi and Egypt

* Saudi continues bounce from chart support, volume very high

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Catalan separatists to lose majority in tight election: poll

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's independence movement could suffer a serious setback in elections this month, according to a poll published on Sunday, which suggests separatist parties will narrowly fail to secure a majority in the regional parliament.

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Loose Ends: Office Secret Santa Guidelines for 2017

Remember, this is voluntary! No forcing colleagues to participate — in gift giving, or anything.

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How the Fingerling Caught On (Robot Grip and All) as 2017’s Hot Toy

The motorized plastic monkey that grasps your finger is the must-have gift of the holiday season, thanks to marketing, pricing and, well, scarcity.

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BRIEF-Liberty Property Trust Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.40 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.40 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tax-loss selling to pressure 2017's losers in December

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks that have been lackluster so far in 2017 are unlikely to see their fortunes reversed in the final month of the year, as investors engage in tax-harvesting practices before the new year.

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BRIEF-Oil-Dri Corp of America Qtrly Diluted Common Earnings Per Share $0.41

* OIL-DRI CORPORATION OF AMERICA SAYS QTRLY NET SALES ABOUT $66.7 MILLION VERSUS $66.6 MILLION - SEC FILING

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Five Travel Stories From 2017 to Help You Escape Into the World

From the coastlines of Europe to remote Kodiak Island, Alaska, here are five of our favorite stories to help you explore the world from your comfort of your screen.

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Some Venezuela bondholders receive payments on PDVSA 2017N, 2010 bonds

CARACAS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Some bondholders have received late interest payments on Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's 2017N and 2020 bonds, three market sources said on Friday.

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Trump signs temporary spending bill as budget talks intensify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation to fund the federal government for two weeks, giving congressional negotiators more time to work out budget priorities through next September and other thorny policy matters.

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BRIEF-Materion Corp Announces Chair Transition And Succession

* MATERION CORP SAYS RICHARD HIPPLE WILL RETIRE AS THE CO’S EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, EFFECTIVE AS OF DECEMBER 30, 2017 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Phillips 66 Announces 2018 Capital Budget Of $2.3 Bln

* 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET OF $2.3 BILLION, WHICH INCLUDES $1.4 BILLION OF GROWTH CAPITAL AND $0.9 BILLION OF SUSTAINING CAPITAL

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BRIEF-Manulife Financial Corp Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $5 Billion

* MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $5 BILLION– SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2BhcmyL) Further company coverage:

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Singapore's ComfortDelGro buys majority stake in Uber unit

(Reuters) - Singapore's top taxi operator ComfortDelGro Corp will buy a 51 percent stake in a unit of Uber [UBER.UL] that runs a fleet of private hire vehicles, as the companies seek to bridge the gap with dominant ride-hailing firm Grab.

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UPDATE 2-Singapore's ComfortDelGro buys majority stake in Uber unit

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Singapore's top taxi operator ComfortDelGro Corp will buy a 51 percent stake in a unit of Uber that runs a fleet of private hire vehicles, as the companies seek to bridge the gap with dominant ride-hailing firm Grab.

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BRIEF-ITG Releases Nov 2017 U.S. Trading Volumes And Provides International Trading Commission Update

* ITG RELEASES NOVEMBER 2017 U.S. TRADING VOLUMES AND PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMMISSION UPDATE

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Aide tries to refocus tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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BRIEF-Hess Corp Says Co,Certain Units Amended & Restated Existing 5-Year Credit Agreement Dated As Of Jan 21, 2015

* HESS CORP - ON DEC 1 CO,CERTAIN UNITS AMENDED & RESTATED EXISTING 5-YEAR CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 21, 2015 - SEC FILING

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The politics of pop music in 2017

Politics permeated our culture in 2017. It wasn't just on our news channels, it was in our professional sports, our awards shows and late-night talk shows, and in our pop music.

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UPDATE 1-Singapore's ComfortDelGro buying majority stake in Uber unit for $218 mln

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Singapore's ComfortDelGro Corp said on Friday it is buying a 51 percent stake in private hire vehicle fleet owner Lion City Holdings from Uber Technologies' unit Mieten B.V. for S$295 million ($217.99 million) in cash, in a bid to tackle local rival Grab.

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CEE MARKETS-Forint touches new 2017 low after Nov inflation data

BUDAPEST, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Hungary's forint touched its lowest level for the year on Friday after November inflation data signalled no imminent change to maintaining the central bank's ultra-loose monetary policy stance. At 0918 GMT, the forint was a touch weaker on the day, rebounding from a 2017 low of 315.18 versus the euro. Hovering around the key 315 line, the forint has extended its losses for the year and is underperforming both the Polish zloty and the Czech crown . Anal

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Singapore's ComfortDelGro buying majority stake in Uber unit for $218 mln

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Singapore's ComfortDelGro Corp said on Friday it is buying a 51 percent stake in private hire vehicle fleet owner Lion City Holdings from Uber Technologies' unit Mieten B.V. for S$295 million ($217.99 million) in cash.

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UPDATE 2-China's HNA pushes back against liquidity concerns, won't sell assets "blindly"

* Group exec says dismisses concerns about "liquidity crisis"

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Erdogan, on Landmark Visit to Greece, Sets Diplomacy Aside

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quickly deflated hopes for improved ties during the first official trip to the country by a Turkish head of state in 65 years.

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Major powers to push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

PARIS (Reuters) - Major powers will try to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics, and urging Hezbollah to rein in its regional activities, diplomats said.

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BRIEF-Luther Burbank Corporation Announces Pricing Of Initial Public Offering

* SAYS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF 12.2 MILLION COMMON SHARES PRICED AT $10.75PER SHARE

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UPDATE 1-China's HNA pushes back against liquidity concerns, wont sell assets "blindly"

* HNA's leverage, ownership under scrutiny after $50 bln in deals (Adds quotes and comments from HNA executive)

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China's HNA says it is not selling assets "blindly"

HONG KONG, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is not selling assets "blindly" and has no plans to sell its stakes in Deutsche Bank or Hilton Worldwide in the near future, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday.

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BRIEF-Allegiant Reports November 2017 Traffic

* NOVEMBER SCHEDULED SERVICE REVENUE PASSENGER MILES 862.1 MILLION

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Aide tries to refocus U.S. tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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Majority polled think there was probably improper contact

President Donald Trump's approval rating sits at 32%, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center, matching the lowest level in any poll on his approval since he took office in January.

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Exclusive: White House doesn't foresee shutdown, Trump wants 20 percent corporate tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is confident it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown and foresees a compromise with lawmakers that will include increases in defense and non-defense spending, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday.

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Pentagon wants 12 month procurement time for major weapons programs, official

Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's acquisition chief said on Wednesday she wants to cut the time for major procurements to 12 months from an average of 2.5 years, speaking during a congressional hearing on the reorganization of the Defense Department's procurement system.

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Exclusive: Trump wants 20 percent corporate tax rate, shutdown not expected - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump wants the U.S. corporate tax rate to be 20 percent and the White House is confident that it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Google Releases Content Removal Request Data for January-June 2017

* SAYS EXPANDING NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS SECTION, RELEASING NEW DATA ON REQUESTS FROM GOVTS TO REMOVE CONTENT

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Low water halts shipping on Ohio River near Paducah, Ky.: U.S.Army Corps

(Reuters) - The Ohio River was closed to shipping traffic at locks and dam 52 in Paducah, Kentucky, on Wednesday due to low water after a vessel ran aground in the area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Micron Technology Says CEO Sanjay Mehrotra's FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $15.4 Mln

* MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC SAYS CEO SANJAY MEHROTRA'S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $15.4 MILLION - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Verizon Communications Sets Quarterly Dividend Of $0.59 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.59 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Hasbro Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.57/Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.57 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ubisoft delays three releases, lowers 2017/2018 sales outlook

(Reuters) - French video game producer Ubisoft said on Thursday it was delaying the release of three games and lowering its 2017/18 sales outlook.

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Ryan feels good about spending bill, wants budget cap talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he felt good about the vote count on a government spending bill coming before House on Thursday afternoon that is aimed at keeping the government from shutting down this week.

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Silicon Valley meets 'Flash Boys' on new corporate listings program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new would-be stock exchange based in Silicon Valley is teaming up with IEX Group, the newest U.S. stock exchange and focus of author Michael Lewis's book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," on a corporate listings program, the company said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Visa Says Ceo Alfred Kelly Jr.'S FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $21.7 Mln

* VISA INC SAYS CEO ALFRED KELLY, JR.'S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $21.7 MILLION - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Quanterix Corp Shares Debut 8.3 pct Above IPO Price

* QUANTERIX CORP SHARES OPEN AT $16.25 IN DEBUT ON THE NASDAQ VERSUS IPO PRICE OF $15.00 PER SHARE Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Aeromexico Reports November 2017 Traffic Results

* GRUPO AEROMEXICO SAB DE CV - ‍NOVEMBER DEMAND, MEASURED IN REVENUE PASSENGER KILOMETERS (RPKS), INCREASED BY 19.7%, YEAR-ON-YEAR​

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BRIEF-Blackstone Acquires Majority Stake In Titus

* BLACKSTONE ACQUIRES A MAJORITY STAKE IN LEADING DATA CLASSIFICATION PROVIDER TITUS

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ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell paid no tax in Australia for 2016

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp paid no tax in Australia in the 2016 financial year, the third year in a row, despite reporting billions of dollars in income from operations in the country, a report from the tax office showed on Thursday.

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

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ITER nuclear fusion project faces delay over Trump budget cuts

PARIS (Reuters) - ITER, an international project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor in southern France, said it is facing delays if the Trump administration does not reconsider budget cuts.

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BRIEF-Schaffner Holding Expects Ebit Margin In Mid-Single Digits For Fiscal Year 2017/18

* SCHAFFNER HOLDING AG SAYS EBIT MARGIN IN MID-SINGLE DIGITS IS CURRENTLY EXPECTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/18

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BRIEF-William Hill Says Will Support Scientific Games Corp's Proposed Acquisition Of Nyx

* WILLIAM HILL PLC SAYS REACHED AGREEMENT WITH SCIENTIFIC GAMES CORPORATION TO UNCONDITIONALLY SUPPORT SCIENTIFIC GAMES' PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF NYX

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Lawsuit sets stage for long legal battle over U.S. consumer watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for Leandra English, the deputy director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on Wednesday filed fresh paperwork challenging President Donald Trump and his pick to lead the consumer watchdog.

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UPDATE 1-Chevron projects $18.3 bln spending budget, down 4 pct

HOUSTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp, the second largest U.S.-based oil producer, is budgeting $18.3 billion for capital projects next year, the company said on Wednesday, about 4 percent less than this year and lower for a fourth year in a row.

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BRIEF-Input Capital Corp Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

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

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Chevron sets 2018 capital budget at $18.3 billion

(Reuters) - Oil and gas major Chevron Corp announced an $18.3 billion capital and exploratory budget on Wednesday.

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Chevron sets 2018 capital budget at $18.3 bln

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Oil and gas major Chevron Corp announced an $18.3 billion capital and exploratory budget on Wednesday.

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2017: The Year in New York

The subways slowed down, Chris Christie took some time to relax at the beach, and a 47-year-old murder was solved. Here are the stories that got New Yorkers talking in 2017.

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Tiger still a major threat, say Calcavecchia and Janzen

(Reuters) - The show that Tiger Woods put on last week in his latest comeback from injury was enough to convince a pair of major winners that he may still be able to triumph in golf's blue riband events.

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The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

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BRIEF-Service Corp International Announces New Unsecured Credit Agreement

* SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW UNSECURED CREDIT AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-Digital Power Corp Says Has Entered Into No Agreement And Has Received No Order From Amazon

* DIGITAL POWER CORP SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO NO AGREEMENT AND HAS RECEIVED NO ORDER FROM AMAZON

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BRIEF-Edwards Lifesciences Corp Acquires Harpoon Medical

* EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP - EDWARDS PAID $100 MILLION IN CASH FOR HARPOON AT CLOSING ON DEC. 1

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Ronaldo sets new Champions League scoring record

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record on Wednesday by scoring for Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund and becoming the first player to net in all six group games.

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Airbus faces hectic December to meet 2017 delivery goal

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus lagged Boeing in jet production and sales in the first 11 months of the year but left itself a shot at meeting full-year delivery targets after unblocking delayed engine supplies for its upgraded A320neo jet, company data showed on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Iger Likely To Extend Tenure Past 2019 To Facilitate Integration Of Fox Assets With Disney - CNBC, citing DJ

* WALT DISNEY CO. CEO IGER LIKELY TO EXTEND TENURE PAST 2019 TO FACILITATE INTEGRATION OF FOX ASSETS WITH DISNEY - CNBC, CITING DOW JONES‍​ Further company coverage:

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Home Depot sets $15 billion share buyback, investment plan

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc announced a $15 billion share buyback plan on Wednesday and said it would invest in improving its stores to hit a $120 billion annual sales target in the next three years.

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UPDATE 3-Home Depot sets $15 bln share buyback, investment plan

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc announced a $15 billion share buyback plan on Wednesday and said it would invest in improving its stores to hit a $120 billion annual sales target in the next three years.

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Wall Street flat; rise in tech stocks offsets energy lag

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were little changed on Wednesday, with technology stocks clinging on to modest gains and helping offset losses in energy shares after oil prices slipped more than 2 percent.

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US STOCKS-Wall St flat; rise in tech stocks offsets energy lag

* Indexes down: Dow 0.06 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.07 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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BRIEF-Advantest Corp's FY 2018 Operating Profit To Reach 20 Bln Yen - Nikkei

* ADVANTEST CORP'S OPERATING PROFIT IS SEEN REACHING 20 BILLION YEN ($178 MILLION) IN FISCAL 2018 - NIKKEI

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UPDATE 1-Brazil auto sales to beat 2017 forecast, pick up in 2018 -industry

SAO PAULO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Auto sales in Brazil are likely to beat prior forecasts and accelerate next year, national automakers association Anfavea said on Wednesday, underscoring the gathering strength of a recovery in Latin America's largest economy.

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BRIEF-RenaissanceRe Announces $90 Million Initial Estimated Net Negative Impact From Oct 2017 California Wildfires

* RENAISSANCERE ANNOUNCES $90 MILLION INITIAL ESTIMATED NET NEGATIVE IMPACT FROM OCTOBER 2017 CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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UPDATE 1-Fred's pulls dividend, says exploring options for some assets

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Discount store operator Fred's Inc canceled its quarterly cash dividend on Wednesday, and said it was exploring alternatives for its real estate and specialty pharmacy business.

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Home Depot sets new $15 billion buyback, long-term sales target

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the largest U.S. home improvement chain, on Wednesday announced a new $15 billion share buyback plan and set a target to grow annual sales to between $114.7 billion and $119.8 billion for the year ending January 2021.

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North Korea sets template for other rogue states

Among the many strides North Korea has made in its development of nuclear weapons it can add another disquieting distinction: the precedent it's set for other rogue states who covet nuclear weapons.

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The Best Movies of 2017

Our chief film critics on their favorite pictures of the year.

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Death of Retail? 2017 Was All About the Empire of Luxury E-Tail

These are the Napoleons busy dividing the shopping streets of the virtual world between them.

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China's HNA Group to sell overseas property, dispose non-core assets - 21st Century Business Herald

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - HNA Group Co Ltd's Chief Executive Officer Adam Tan said the aviation-to-financial services conglomerate is negotiating to sell overseas real estate as part of a strategic streamlining, according to an interview published by 21st Century Business Herald.

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BRIEF-Bill Barrett Corporation Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock

* BILL BARRETT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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Gundlach says 'strange environment' to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach, who voted for President Donald Trump, warned on Tuesday that it is a "strange environment" to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes...

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BRIEF-Webster Financial Corpo Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of 6 Million Depositary Shares

* WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF SIX MILLION DEPOSITARY SHARES REPRESENTING INTERESTS IN PREFERRED STOCK

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BRIEF-Terra Firma Capital Corp Announces Resignation Of Director

* TERRA FIRMA CAPITAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 3-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Minnesota's two-year budget springs a leak in latest forecast

(Reuters) - Minnesota's biennial budget faces a deficit for the first time since 2013 as state revenue is expected to fall while expenditures climb, according to a forecast released on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Brunswick Corporation Intends To Sell Sea Ray

* BRUNSWICK CORPORATION : BRUNSWICK CORPORATION INTENDS TO SELL SEA RAY

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BRIEF-S&P Lowers PDVSA's Debt Rating On Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2017 To 'D'

* SAYS PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA DEBT RATING ON SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE 2017 LOWERED TO 'D' ON MISSED INTEREST PAYMENT

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U.S. deportations down in 2017 but immigration arrests up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government deported fewer illegal immigrants in 2017 than it did last year, even as it arrested far more people suspected of being in the United States illegally, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics released on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Cboe Global Markets Reports November 2017 Trading Volume

* CBOE GLOBAL MARKETS INC - TRADING VOLUME IN CBOE VOLATILITY INDEX OPTIONS AT CBOE OPTIONS ON DECEMBER 1, REPORTED 3.1 MILLION CONTRACTS TRADED

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The Best Theater of 2017

Our chief theater critics on their favorites this year, from “Bruce Springsteen on Broadway” to a host of playwrights tackling life’s chaos.

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Prysmian sets sights on other M&A targets after General Cable deal

MILAN, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Italian cable maker Prysmian is looking at three more M&A targets, its CEO Valerio Battista said on Tuesday, the day after announcing a $3 billion deal to buy U.S. rival General Cable.

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Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum: sources

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Redhill Biopharma provides 2017 year-end business update

* REDHILL BIOPHARMA LTD - ‍COST REDUCTION PLAN IS IN PLACE TO GRADUALLY REDUCE AVERAGE QUARTERLY CASH BURN RATE IN 2018 TO APPROXIMATELY $8.5 MILLION​

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BRIEF-People Corp announces year-end and quarter-end financial results

* PEOPLE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES YEAR-END AND QUARTER-END FINANCIAL RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Ex-House Majority Leader on Moore: 'I think he deserves to lose'

Former GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore doesn't deserve to win the special election in Alabama.

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Malaysia wins MotoGP's best Grand Prix of 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Malaysia's motorcycle Grand Prix was named by the sport's governing body on Tuesday as the best race of the 2017 MotoGP championship.

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The most popular GIFs of 2017

2017, man. We laughed, we cried, we cry-laughed and, when words failed us, we relied on the sage power of GIFs and memes to communicate the deep unease coursing just under the surface of our daily existence.

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UPDATE 1-Qatar says 2018 budget will focus on resisting economic boycott

* Finance minister pledges never to leave Qatar vulnerable again

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BRIEF-Warburg Pincus Announces Sale Of Majority Stake In INEA To Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5

* WARBURG PINCUS LLC SAYS FUNDS AFFILIATED WITH FIRM AGREED TO SELL THEIR MAJORITY STAKE IN INEA TO MACQUARIE EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE FUND 5 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com ;)

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Dalian Wanda sold major China ski resort in June: report

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda Group sold one of China's largest ski resorts to another conglomerate in June, online news website The Paper reported, although it did not give a deal value for the site billed by Wanda as a $3 billion investment project.

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Nikkei falls hit by tech shares, offsets gains in financials

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday morning with semiconductor equipment manufacturers' stocks hit by weakness in U.S. tech shares overnight, undercutting gains in financial stocks as banks and brokers.

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House, Senate Republicans face challenge over corporate AMT tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans in Congress are grappling with a thorny question about corporate taxes as they work to reconcile competing tax bills from the Senate and House of Representatives into a unified measure that they hope President Donald Trump will sign into law before the end of the year.

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BRIEF-Calpine Corp Announces Upsizing And Pricing Of Senior Secured Notes Offering

* ORATION ANNOUNCES UPSIZING AND PRICING OF SENIOR SECURED NOTES OFFERING

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BRIEF-Independent Bank Corp To Acquire Traverse City State Bank For About $63.24 Mln

* INDEPENDENT BANK CORPORATION ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE TRAVERSE CITY STATE BANK

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Romney on Moore: 'No majority is worth losing our honor'

Mitt Romney, on the day President Donald Trump endorsed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, issued a strong rebuke of Republicans embracing the controversial candidate.

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Fox prefers Disney as buyer for studio, media assets: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Media company Twenty-First Century Fox , controlled by the Murdoch family, favors selling some assets to Walt Disney Co as it is a better strategic fit and presents fewer regulatory hurdles, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Exclusive: Major U.S. trucking firm Daseke buys three firms

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Daseke Inc , the largest owner of flatbed equipment in North America, has acquired three trucking firms in deals aimed at gaining access to higher margin freight, the company said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Waters Corp Says Entered Into Credit Agreement Dated As Of November 30, 2017 -SEC Filing

* SAYS CO ENTERED INTO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2017 -SEC FILING

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Lebanon's Hariri to meet major powers in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri will meet ministers from major powers in Paris on Friday to discuss ways of stabilizing his country a month after his shock resignation plunged it into political turmoil, three diplomats said.

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Where to Watch the Best TV of 2017

Three Times critics picked their favorite TV of the year. Here’s how to watch it all from home.

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The Best TV Shows of 2017

Our television critics on their favorites this year, including “Better Things,” “The Good Place” and “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

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Canadian auto sales could hit 2 mln in 2017- industry group

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Canadian auto sales dipped 1.2 percent in November from last year but could hit the two million milestone for the first time, according to data released by an automotive industry research firm.

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BRIEF-Hub International Acquires Assets Of Desert Empire Insurance Services

* HUB INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES THE ASSETS OF CALIFORNIA-BASED DESERT EMPIRE INSURANCE SERVICES, INC.

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BRIEF-International Frontier Resources Corp Receives Over $2.56 mln From Warrant Exercise

* INTERNATIONAL FRONTIER RESOURCES - HAS ISSUED AN ADDITIONAL 24.96 MILLION COMMON SHARES FROM ITS TREASURY THROUGH CONVERSION OF THE WARRANTS TO SHARES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. corporate alternative minimum tax should be removed: House Republican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The alternative minimum tax on corporations, which had been included in the U.S. Senate's tax bill, should be eliminated in the final legislation, Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Calpine Corp Announces Senior Secured Notes Offering

* CALPINE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SENIOR SECURED NOTES OFFERING

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BRIEF-Och-Ziff Capital Reports Estimated Unaudited Amount Of Assets Under Management About $32.2 Bln

* OCH-ZIFF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GROUP - ‍AS OF DEC 1, 2017, ESTIMATED UNAUDITED AMOUNT OF ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT WAS ABOUT $32.2 BILLION​

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Catalonia's pro-independence parties seen losing majority in election: poll

NMADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's pro-independence parties were seen losing their parliamentary majority in the regional election on Dec. 21, an official poll showed on Monday.

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BRIEF-Scorpio Bulkers Announces A Commitment For A New Loan Facility And The Agreement To Modify A Contract To Acquire A Single Ultramax Vessel

* SCORPIO BULKERS INC. ANNOUNCES A COMMITMENT FOR A NEW LOAN FACILITY AND THE AGREEMENT TO MODIFY A CONTRACT TO ACQUIRE A SINGLE ULTRAMAX VESSEL

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Democrats eye major gains in depleted governors' ranks in 2018 'awakening'

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee knows about political wave elections: He was wiped out by a Republican wave as a three-term House member in 1994.

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Photos: 2017 supermoon around the world

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Op-Ed Columnist: A Fractured 2017

As the world lurches into a new year, peace feels fragile, the truth is blurred and spectacle has taken over.

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Airbus's Bregier sees 2017 aircraft deliveries topping 700

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier said the company still expects to deliver more than 700 aircraft to customers in 2017, a production record, despite delays in deliveries of engines from suppliers, according to an interview in Monday's Les Echos newspaper.

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MEDIA-Fox restarts talks with Disney about sale of assets - FT

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - -- Source link: http://on.ft.com/2nqqLCE

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White House open to small changes on corporate tax rate: budget chief Mulvaney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is willing to consider a small increase on the corporate tax rate if it is needed to finalize the bill in the U.S. Congress, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.

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U.S. Senate tax bill accomplishes major Obamacare repeal goal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sweeping tax overhaul that passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday contains the Republicans' biggest blow yet to former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, repealing the requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance.

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Israel may adjust corporate tax after U.S. slash - finance minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel may have to make adjustments to its corporate tax rate, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Saturday in response to a tax slash approved by the U.S. Senate.

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Senate approves major tax cuts in victory for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a tax overhaul on Saturday, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes.

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Senate tax bill accomplishes major Obamacare repeal goal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sweeping tax overhaul that passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday contains the Republicans' biggest blow yet to former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, repealing the requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance.

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A Hasty, Hand-Scribbled Tax Bill Sets Off an Outcry

Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana, called it “Washington D.C. at its worst” as Republicans sought to speed through their amended bill, handwriting and all.

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BRIEF-Northland Power says qtrly dividends on series 3 shares for Dec 31,2017-Dec 30, 2022 to be paid at annual rate Of 5.08 pct​

* NORTHLAND POWER - ‍FIXED QUARTERLY DIVIDENDS ON SERIES 3 SHARES FOR PERIOD DECEMBER 31,2017-DECEMBER 30, 22 WILL BE PAID AT ANNUAL RATE OF 5.08%​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Corporate Capital Trust Increases Borrowing Capacity

* CORPORATE CAPITAL TRUST - ON NOV 28, BORROWING CAPACITY OF UNIT UNDER REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY WITH SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING WAS INCREASED TO $300 MILLION

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BRIEF-Tortoise Energy Independence Fund Says As Of Nov. 30, Unaudited Total Assets Were About $255.3 Million

* TORTOISE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FUND, INC. PROVIDES UNAUDITED PRELIMINARY BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION AND ASSET COVERAGE RATIO UPDATE AS OF NOV. 30, 2017

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BRIEF-Bryn Mawr Bank Corp Receives Regulatory Approval For The Acquisition Of Royal Bancshares Of Pennsylvania

* BRYN MAWR BANK CORPORATION RECEIVES REGULATORY APPROVAL FOR THE ACQUISITION OF ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.

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Wall Street hiking corporate profit forecasts on tax cut expectations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street forecasters have been hiking their outlooks for 2018 corporate profits on rising expectations that the proposed U.S. tax overhaul, championed by President Donald Trump, will pass, giving a boost to companies' bottom lines.

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BRIEF-China Recycling Energy Corp Files For Mixed Shelf Of Upto $50 Million - SEC Filing ‍​

* CHINA RECYCLING ENERGY CORP FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UPTO $50 MILLION - SEC FILING ‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2ixNs6k) Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-Platform Specialty Products Corp Announces Pricing Of Tack-On Offering Of 5.875 Pct Senior Notes Due 2025

* PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PRICING OF TACK-ON OFFERING OF 5.875% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2025

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BRIEF-Jaguar Health Announces Adjournment Of Special Meeting Of Stockholders Until Friday, December 15, 2017

* JAGUAR HEALTH ANNOUNCES ADJOURNMENT OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS UNTIL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: CVS eyes major expansion of health clinics with Aetna deal - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp is planning to significantly expand health services at its retail pharmacies if it completes a more than $66 billion deal for insurer Aetna Inc , a move that could save more than $1 billion annually, people familiar with the matter said.

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BRIEF-Precision Drilling Corporation Announces Addition Of New Director

* PRECISION DRILLING CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF NEW DIRECTOR

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BRIEF-Nucor Says Sets Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.38 per Share

* SETS REGULAR QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.38PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The only supermoon of 2017 is coming

On Sunday, stargazers, astronomers and curious sky-watchers will get a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of 2017.

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Major automakers post mixed November U.S. sales results

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers posted mixed U.S. November new vehicle sales for November on Friday, with General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) down largely on lower fleet sales, while Ford Motor Co's sales rose.

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BRIEF-Barrick Announces Investment In Reunion Gold Corporation

* BARRICK ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN REUNION GOLD CORPORATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Fox Factory Holding Acquires Certain Assets Of Flagship, DBA Tuscany Motor Co

* FOX FACTORY HOLDING CORP. ACQUIRES CERTAIN ASSETS OF FLAGSHIP INC., DBA TUSCANY MOTOR COMPANY

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BRIEF-‍Fannie Mae Prices $1.6 Bln Multifamily Dus Remic Fna 2017-M15 Under Gems Program​

* FANNIE MAE - ‍FANNIE MAE PRICES $1.6 BILLION MULTIFAMILY DUS REMIC FNA 2017-M15 UNDER ITS GEMS PROGRAM​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Macy’S To Hire Additional 7,000 Seasonal Associates In 2017

* MACY’S, INC. TO HIRE AN ADDITIONAL 7,000 SEASONAL ASSOCIATES IN 2017

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U.S.-listed Chinese financial firms drop as China sets new rules

(Reuters) - U.S.-listed shares of Chinese financial firms slipped in premarket trade on Friday after Reuters reported that China's regulators had circulated new rules to local governments to clamp down on cash loan firms.

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China's Citic completes $1.1 bln acquisition of Dow seeds assets in Brazil

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - China's Citic Agri Fund on Friday said it has completed the $1.1 billion acquisition of Dow's corn seed business in Brazil, rebranding the company as LP Sementes Ltda.

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Japan’s Emperor, Akihito, Sets Date for Abdication

The 83-year-old emperor will step down on April 30, 2019, becoming the first Japanese monarch to do so in two centuries.

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UPDATE 1-Chevron to study Mexican oil block, no drilling seen in first 4 years

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron Corp will focus on studying the geology of its block in Mexico's deepwater Gulf during the first four-year phase of its contract, rather than drilling new wells, a senior executive said on Thursday.

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Earthquake in Delaware Rattles Region, but No Major Damage Is Reported

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake whose center was about six miles northeast of Dover was felt from Virginia to Connecticut.

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

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

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BRIEF-First Data Entered Into A 2017 Nov Second Joinder Agreement Relating To Credit Agreement, Dated As Of Sept 24, 2007​

* FIRST DATA - ‍ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017, ENTERED INTO A 2017 NOVEMBER SECOND JOINDER AGREEMENT RELATING TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2007​

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EPA sets U.S. biofuels targets slightly higher for 2018

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel next year, reversing a previous proposal for a small cut.

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UPDATE 1-Nigeria's Seven-Up gets $60 mln takeover offer from majority shareholder

LAGOS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Seven-Up bottling company has received an offer from its majority shareholder Affelka to buy out minorities for 19.33 billion naira ($60 million), vice chairman Sunil Sawhney told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp Terminates Merger Agreement With Oomba Inc

* BARINGTON/HILCO ACQUISITION CORP. ANNOUNCES TERMINATION OF MERGER AGREEMENT WITH OOMBA, INC.

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UPDATE 1-Chevron, Total, PetroChina may develop Iraq's Majnoon oilfield

VIENNA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Chevron, Total and PetroChina may form a consortium to develop Iraq's Majnoon oilfield which Royal Dutch Shell wants to exit, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said in Vienna on Thursday. Shell plans to exit Majnoon and hand over its operation to state-run Basra Oil Co. by the end of June 2018.

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BRIEF-Kraken Reports Revenues For Three Months Ended September 30, 2017 Were $1.6 Mln

* KRAKEN ROBOTICS INC- REVENUES FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 WERE $1.6 MILLION COMPARED TO $0.9 MILLION

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Unstoppable Venus sets sights on 2020 Olympics

(Reuters) - Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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BRIEF-Allied Announces Sale Of Non-Core Assets In Western Canada

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust:

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BRIEF-Transeastern Power Trust Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

* TRANSEASTERN POWER TRUST REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

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UPDATE 4-Alibaba's jumbo bond deal sets sector benchmark in Asia

* Maturities ranging from 5.5 years to 40 years (Recasts with sector context, trade prices, company fundamentals)

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BRIEF-MB Financial ‍declared cash dividend of $0.21 per share payable on December 29, 2017​

* ‍DECLARED A CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.21 PER SHARE PAYABLE ON DECEMBER 29, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Microsoft Sets Quarterly Dividend Of $0.42/Share

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.42 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-MedX Health Corp Announces Q3 Loss Per Share C$0.01

* Q3 REVENUE ROSE 5 PERCENT TO C$255,300 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Mediavalet Reports 2017 Third Quarter Results

* QTRLY LOSS PER SHARE $0.01 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Firstfund Reports 2017 Third Quarter Results

* Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE C$0.00 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-PVH Corp Reports Q3 Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share $3.02

* . REPORTS 2017 THIRD QUARTER REVENUE AND EPS ABOVE GUIDANCE AND RAISES FULL YEAR GUIDANCE

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BRIEF-Teekay Corp Files For Mixed Shelf Of Upto $150 Million ‍​

* TEEKAY CORP FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UPTO $150 MILLION - SEC FILING ‍​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2Am4HMy] Further company coverage:

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U.S. arms sales jump 25 percent in FY 2017

(Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which implements foreign arms sales, on Wednesday announced sales of $41.93 billion for fiscal 2017, a 25 percent rise from a year earlier.

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U.S. high court justices raise privacy worries in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Wednesday they may impose limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data from wireless providers to track the location of criminal suspects in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. high court justices raise privacy worries in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Wednesday they may impose limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data from wireless providers to track the location of criminal suspects in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

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BRIEF-Pool Corp says amended receivables purchase agreement - SEC filing​

* SAYS ‍ON NOV 28, CO & CERTAIN OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES AMENDED ITS RECEIVABLES PURCHASE AGREEMENT - SEC FILING​

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Sanofi expects $120 million hit as dengue vaccine hits major snag

PARIS (Reuters) - Use of Sanofi's dengue vaccine, the world's first approved shot against the mosquito-borne virus, is to be strictly limited due to evidence it can worsen the disease in people who have not previously been exposed to the infection. The French drugmaker said in a statement on Wednesday that as a result it would book a charge in its fourth-quarter results of around 100 million euros ($118.57 million).

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Supreme Court justices raise privacy concerns in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices raised concerns on Wednesday about the ability of police to obtain information on the past locations of criminal suspects using cellphone data from wireless providers without a warrant in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

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Chinese firms show interest in lithium producer SQM: Potash Corp CEO

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Chinese groups have shown "broad interest" in buying Potash Corp of Saskatchewan's minority stake in Chilean lithium producer SQM, Potash Corp Chief Executive Jochen Tilk said on Wednesday.

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VW CEO sees 'strong' Nov/Dec sales, new record in 2017

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen is headed for record group sales this year as the "strong trend" in deliveries is set to continue with November and December figures, chief executive Matthias Mueller said.

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BRIEF-Tempur Sealy Sees 2017 Capex $65 Million To $70 Million‍​

* TEMPUR SEALY - SEES 2017 CAPEX $65 MILLION TO $70 MLN‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Volkswagen CEO sees 'strong' Nov/Dec sales, new record in 2017

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Wednesday the group's "strong trend" in auto sales would continue with November and December figures, enabling the carmaker to post record deliveries this year.

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BRIEF-Landec Corp Sees Q2 2018 Revenue $135 Mln TO $140 Mln

* ORATION REITERATES FISCAL YEAR 2018 EPS GUIDANCE AND LOWERS SECOND QUARTER EPS GUIDANCE DUE TO IMPACT FROM EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS

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Kenya plans $1 bln dual-listing of National Oil Corp by early 2019

NAIROBI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Kenya plans to raise $1 billion by listing its National Oil Corporation at home and on the London Stock Exchange by early 2019, to buy a share of two oil blocks held by Tullow and its partners, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

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Crime: The Best Crime Novels of 2017

From Attica Locke to Jo Nesbo, Marilyn Stasio looks back at some of her favorite mysteries and thrillers from a year’s worth of crime columns.