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Protesters yank down angel sculpture in Athens, saying it looks like Satan

ATHENS (Reuters) - Black-clad protesters in southern Athens have torn down a red sculpture shaped like an angel and broke its wings in a fresh act of violence against an artwork critics liken to Satan.

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WhatsApp inches closer to revenue plan with accounts for businesses

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Messaging application WhatsApp said on Thursday that it would begin allowing business accounts for the first time, a step that brings the free service closer to a plan that would make money for its corporate parent, Facebook Inc .

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Swiss task force to look into blockchain oversight

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has set up a working group to look into oversight of blockchain technology and initial coin offerings (ICOs) and report back to the government by the end of this year.

Ships and Shipping nytimes.com

In the Great Lakes, They’re Battling Ice, and Time. Take a Look.

With temperatures dipping, ice accumulating, and a deadline looming to close locks, ships race in January to get where they are going on the Great Lakes.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

China’s Economic Growth Looks Strong. Maybe Too Strong.

The country reported higher annual growth, but implausibly smooth numbers prompt experts to look for other ways to assess the world’s No. 2 economy.

Caribou nytimes.com

Trapped on an Island With Wolves, the Only Way Out for These Caribou Was Up

Nine caribou on an island in Lake Superior were helicoptered to safety in a bid to save a once thriving herd from dying out.

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Trump looks to boost Republican in Pennsylvania special election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a disastrous loss for Republicans in Alabama last month, President Donald Trump will again wade into congressional politics on Thursday when he travels to western Pennsylvania to signal support for the Republican candidate in a special election there.

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France would 'look with kindess' on UK Brexit change of mind - Macron adviser

PARIS (Reuters) - France would "look with kindness" on a decision by Britain to reverse the course of Brexit and remain in the European Union, an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday.

Toronto Islands (Toronto, Ontario) nytimes.com

Toronto Journal: Shivering? That’s for City Folk. For Islanders, Ice Time Is Play Time.

A small and hardy group of Torontonians lives on island parkland in the middle of North America’s fourth-largest city, with coyotes and ice boats.

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Ford gives disappointing outlook, says turnaround to take years

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday estimated financial results for 2017 and 2018 that fell short of investor expectations, in a downbeat forecast that contrasted with a more positive outlook from rival automaker General Motors Co .

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook, to take benefit from tax law

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cut and said it will speed up technology investments that aim to cut customer costs.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook citing tax benefits

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cuts and said it would speed up investments in data analytics and technology to better serve consumers.

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A Look Behind the Scenes at the Detroit Auto Show

The cars get all the attention, but it takes a lot of muscle to make one of the world’s biggest car shows happen.

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ICE pledges immigration crackdown on businesses. Here's what it looks like

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BRIEF-Alacer Gold Corp Provides 2018 Outlook

* ALACER GOLD ACHIEVES 2017 PRODUCTION GUIDANCE, BEATS COST GUIDANCE AND PROVIDES 2018 OUTLOOK AS THE SULFIDE PROJECT APPROACHES FIRST GOLD POUR

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BOJ Kuroda's optimism on economy, price outlook sends yen to 4-month high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered a positive view on the economy and inflation on Monday, sending the yen to a fourth-month high against the dollar on simmering speculation the central bank could withdraw stimulus earlier than expected.

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Scottish leader says will look at independence vote by end of year

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would be able to make a judgment on whether to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence by the end of this year after a shape of a deal between Britain and the European Union becomes clear.

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People evacuated from Papua New Guinea island after volcano explodes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said on Sunday.

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Magnitude 6.0 quake hits southeast of Solomon Islands - USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck about 158 km (100 miles) southeast of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Agriculture and Farming nytimes.com

The Look: Somewhere, Away From It All

On the northwest coast of Washington State, a community has chosen to live off the grid, some of them for the simplicity and saved money, some for safety.

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Tennis: Brand-less, slam-less Halep looks for more in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Simona Halep enters the Australian Open with the world number one ranking and a familiar set of doubts over her ability to win a grand slam.

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Czechs pick between east-looking Zeman and pro-western challengers in presidential vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs wrap up voting on Saturday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to oust the incumbent Milos Zeman, whose inclination toward far-right groups and warm relations with Russia and China have split public opinion.

Landslides and Mudslides nytimes.com

What the Aftermath of a Deadly Mudslide Looks Like

At least 17 people have been killed, and search and rescue workers are hunting for the more than 40 still missing.

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Eastward-looking Zeman is favorite as Czechs vote for president

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs started voting on Friday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to defeat incumbent Milos Zeman, whose brash style and leanings toward eastern powers have sharply divided opinion.

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Curling: A stone's throw, from Scottish island to Korean ice

MAUCHLINE, Scotland (Reuters) - John Brown has lovingly polished each and every one of the curling stones to be used at the Pyeongchang Olympics, buffing and burnishing the granite in a workshop whose machines look older than him.

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Japan protests to China over submarine near disputed islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan protested to China on Friday after a foreign submarine in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea was confirmed to be Chinese, calling it a unilateral action and a "serious escalation" that raised bilateral tensions.

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Explainer: Investors to scour outlooks for U.S. companies' tax cut plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Corporate results for 2017's final quarter will start pouring in next week and are expected to be laden with one-time charges as U.S. companies begin to cope with tax code changes, including a one-time tax on trillions of dollars in profits held overseas.

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EXPLAINER-Investors to scour outlooks for U.S. companies' tax cut plans

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Corporate results for 2017's final quarter will start pouring in next week and are expected to be laden with one-time charges as U.S. companies begin to cope with tax code changes, including a one-time tax on trillions of dollars in profits held overseas.

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Cuomo: America's strength is diversity

CNN's Chris Cuomo recalled his own immigrant roots in responding to Pres. Donald Trump's vulgar comments disparaging immigrants from "shithole countries."

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Soccer: U.S. men look forward after missing World Cup finals

CARSON, California (Reuters) - Failing to qualify for this year's World Cup finals had been buried and the focus had now shifted to getting back to the global stage in Qatar in 2022, players from the United States' men's soccer team said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Monsanto looking to sell dicamba-resistant GM soy seed in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday said it will run field tests with genetically modified soy seed INTACTA2 XTEND in Brazil in the 2019-20 crop, looking to launch the variety commercially the following year.

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CES 2018: What the Gadget Fest Looks Like in ‘the Year of A.I.’

Thousands of electronics enthusiasts flooded the trade show to see the latest devices, but the darling of the event was the artificial intelligence software that helps these products run.

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Opinion: What the leadership of Germany's Merkel will look like without Merkelism

Amid all of the uncertainty of Germany's laborious search for a new government, the one certainty is that, in the end, Angela Merkel will be Chancellor again.

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Japan protests presence of Chinese military ship in waters near disputed islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Thursday protested to China after a Chinese military vessel was detected in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, calling on China to avoid actions that could interfere with improving bilateral ties.

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BRIEF-Orchid Island Capital Declares ‍January Monthly Dividend Of $0.11/Share​

* ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC - ‍ESTIMATED GAAP NET LOSS OF $0.12 PER SHARE FOR QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017​

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'Sell Drugsz' rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" and "Feds Watching" has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Trump Renews Pledge to ‘Take a Strong Look’ at Libel Laws

At a cabinet meeting, the return of the president as press critic, after his legal maneuvers against BuzzFeed and the publisher of Michael Wolff’s book.

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BRIEF-Abbvie Looking To Return Additional Cash To Shareholders

* ABBVIE CEO SAYS ANTICIPATES REDUCTION IN TAX RATE AS RESULT OF US TAX REFORM

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Martinod looks to crown unconventional career with gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Marie Martinod ended her prolific freestyle skiing career 11 years ago to start a family at the age of 22, before the Frenchwoman was lured back after a five year hiatus when the event was included in the Olympics for the first time in 2014.

Face nytimes.com

Phys Ed: Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger

After ‘nonsurgical face-lifts,’ dermatologists noted significant improvements in the fullness of women’s cheeks.

Virgin Islands (US) nytimes.com

Power Is Restored to Most of U.S. Virgin Islands After Hurricanes, Officials Say

Officials on Tuesday said 92 percent of customers have power again on the United States Virgin Islands.

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GSK CEO says looking at Pfizer consumer business, but not a priority

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new chief executive said on Tuesday that the British drugmaker would have a look at Pfizer Inc's consumer products business, but would not overpay for the asset.

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Get a rare look inside White House

Members of Congress attend a bipartisan meeting at the White House concerning the immigration bill.

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German parties inch closer to coalition with deal on skilled immigrants

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners have reached agreement on a law to attract skilled immigrants, German media reported on Tuesday, suggesting the parties are edging closer to a decision to open formal coalition negotiations.

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Samsung profit guidance disappoints, memory outlook cloudy

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it would likely rake in a record fourth-quarter profit but the guidance fell short of consensus estimate, spooking investors already worried that a memory chip boom could be ending sooner rather than later.

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Bartoli looking forward to return to court

PARIS (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli just wants to enjoy herself and play big matches when she returns to competitive tennis in March after more than four years in retirement.

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Philippines to protest to China over apparent airbase on manmade island

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will make a diplomatic protest to China, which it described as reneging on a promise not to militarize artificial islands in the busy South China Sea waterway, the southeast Asian nation's defense minister said on Monday.

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Look Who’s Coming to the Olympics

North Korea has agreed to send athletes to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, but the Olympics have long been a window into geopolitics between the two sides.

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'Roseanne' star says revived show reflects Trump's America

PASADENA, Calif., Jan 8 (Reuters) - The March revival of hit 1990s television comedy "Roseanne" will show how a politically divided, working-class American family grapples with daily life and challenges after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, the show's stars said on Monday.

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UPDATE 3-Apple says it looks out for kids, as investors cite phone 'addiction'

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it "has always looked out for kids", defending its technology policy for children, after two major investors urged it to address what they said was a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones.

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What an Oprah campaign might look like, in GIFs

Oprah Winfrey, like the majority of natural-born American citizens over the age of 35, could decide to run for president in 2020.

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Look at these gorgeous photos of Jupiter

Space: It's beautiful!

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Shire to separate ADHD drugs ahead of possible spin-off, cuts outlook

LONDON (Reuters) - London-listed pharmaceutical group Shire said on Monday it would create two distinct business units for its rare disease and hyperactivity medicines ahead of deciding later this year whether to spin off the latter into a separately listed group.

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Israel's anti-trust regulator to look at internet giants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's anti-trust regulator said it will look at the business practices of internet giants such as Facebook and Google to make sure they are not stifling competition.

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Starr: Mueller must look Trump in the eye

Kenneth Starr, a former independent prosecutor who investigated President Clinton, says it is "probable" and "appropriate" for special counsel Robert Mueller to hold a face-to-face interview with President Trump.

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Big air snowboarding looks to thrill on Olympics debut

LONDON (Reuters) - The newest Olympic sport should prove to be a crowd-pleaser straight away.

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As China restricts scrap, metal companies look to process copper abroad

BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - As China tightens restrictions on imports of foreign waste, Chinese metal recyclers and even smelters like Jiangxi Copper Co are increasingly looking to use Southeast Asian countries as an alternative location for the processing of copper scrap.

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Rival airlines Emirates, Etihad step closer with security pact

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates [EMIRA.UL] and Etihad Airways signed a security pact on Monday to share information and intelligence, the first agreement between the two rival airlines based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Dialog Semiconductor reports Q4 sales above outlook

FRANKFURT, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Anglo-German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor on Monday reported preliminary sales of $463 million for the fourth quarter, above the upper end of its outlook range announced in November.

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Cornered Merkel upbeat as she seeks to revive grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could cut a deal as they began five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

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Cornered Merkel upbeat as seeks to revive grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could cut a deal as they began five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

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Olympics: Langton looks for glory after Holcomb death

(Reuters) - United States bobsledder Steve Langton, a double Olympic bronze medalist in Sochi four years ago, thought his success in Russia was the perfect way to bow out of the sport.

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Street looks like frozen lake

Video posted to social media shows cars in a Revere, Massachusetts, neighborhood frozen in floodwater.

Skateboarding nytimes.com

The Look: A Place for Us to Skate

Unity is a queer skateboarding collective in California, designed as a haven from the sometimes-hostile environment the sport has fostered.

Maduro, Nicolas nytimes.com

Maduro Cuts Off Venezuela’s Air and Sea Traffic With 3 Island Neighbors

The shutoff temporarily halts flights and ship traffic to and from Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, three islands that host black markets for Venezuelan contraband.

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Source: Feds looking at how tax-exempt funds were used

Federal authorities are actively investigating allegations of corruption related to the Clinton Foundation, the charity of Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a US official briefed on the matter.

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Indonesia's new cyber agency looks to recruit staff of hundreds

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's recently established cyber security agency will recruit hundreds of personnel in the coming months, its chief said on Friday.

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Storm pummels New Zealand's North Island, leaving thousands without power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A huge storm battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power and forcing evacuations in low-lying areas.

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Court voids Idaho ban on secret farm videos, revives some curbs on probes

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional Idaho's bans on shooting secret videos and lying to enter factory farms to expose animal abuse, but revived other parts of the state's law to curb undercover probes into the practice.

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Top EU and Cuban diplomats herald opening to closer economic ties

HAVANA (Reuters) - The European Union’s top diplomat met with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Thursday, saying a landmark accord ratified in November had opened the door to broader economic ties between the Communist-ruled island and 28-nation bloc.

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Warren Buffett proclaims optimism for America's financial future

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor renowned for his preternatural optimism for America and its citizens' well-being, on Thursday encouraged those worried about the economic prospects for themselves and their children to shed their fears.

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Stoch edges closer to Four Hills title with Innsbruck win

(Reuters) - Four Hills champion Kamil Stoch is on the verge of retaining the title after continuing his stellar run with victory in the third leg at Innsbruck on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Adverum Biotechnologies Provides 2018 Outlook

* ADVERUM BIOTECHNOLOGIES INC - ADVERUM'S CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES WERE $186.6 MILLION AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017.

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California Today: California Today: Want Snow? Don’t Go Looking in the Sierra Nevada.

Thursday: An earthquake wakes up the Bay Area, a high school soccer coach is accused of trafficking, and the newest place for hot chocolate.

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BRIEF-Revance Provides Update On Anticipated Clinical Milestones And Financial Outlook For 2018

* REVANCE PROVIDES UPDATE ON ANTICIPATED CLINICAL MILESTONES AND FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FOR 2018

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LIVE MARKETS-Global equities: looking for an excuse to correct?

* European stocks open higher, FTSE touches record * Euro zone services PMIs show growth near best in 7 years * Heavily-shorted Debenhams sinks after profit warning * Autos cruise to two-month peak Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net

State Legislatures nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Two Ways of Looking at Gerrymandering

Stepping into the political sphere, the Supreme Court takes up two very different cases involving the redrawing of Congressional lines.

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This is what subzero temperatures look like

Below-freezing temperatures across the country have resulted in frozen waterfalls, traffic pile-ups and frostbite.

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Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes 320 km off Japan's Bonin Islands: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck 320 km (200 miles) northwest of Japan's Bonin Islands early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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U.S. factory, construction data brighten economic outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. factory activity increased more than expected in December, boosted by a surge in new orders growth, in a further sign of strong economic momentum at the end of 2017.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Seeing an Opening to Leave Her Husband, She Took It and Didn’t Look Back

After seeking help at a domestic violence shelter in 2012, Katherine Rivera says she has pushed forward “because my kids haven’t seen happiness yet.”

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

Rocket Launches and Trips to the Moon We’re Looking Forward To in 2018

The launch of a new rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and moon landings by India, China and private companies could occur this year, but no one is sure when.

Cuba nytimes.com

A Cuban Island That Has Played Both Paradise and Prison

The Isle of Youth — which has been both a Communist Utopian getaway and home to a brutal prison that housed Castro for a time — is a world apart, even by Cuban standards.

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Without NHL players, Team USA hockey looks to Europe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stanley Cup winner Brian Gionta will captain a U.S. men's Olympic ice hockey team made up of players from European leagues or the North American development ranks at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Chief Justice to look at how courts handle sexual harassment

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced in an annual report on Sunday that he has called for an evaluation of how the judicial branch handles allegations of sexual harassment.

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Ex-Joint Chiefs boss: Nuclear war with North Korea closer than ever

The United States is "closer to a nuclear war with North Korea" than ever before, Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday, adding that he does not "see the opportunities to solve this diplomatically at this particular point."

Photography nytimes.com

The Look: Don’t Call It Street Style

This year, 21 photographers captured the ways we present ourselves to the world.

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

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

Photography nytimes.com

How We Looked at the Arts This Year: Our Favorite Photographs

These images, some of the best we took in 2017, capture the power of the artists and performers we covered — and offer plenty of beauty on their own.

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BRIEF-Avadel Pharmaceuticals Issues 2018 Corporate Outlook

* REAFFIRMS FY 2017 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.25 TO $0.35

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India inches closer to criminalizing Muslim practice of instant divorce

India's Lower House of Parliament has approved a bill criminalizing the controversial Islamic divorce practice known as "triple talaq" and making it punishable with up to three years in prison.

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Taiwan president says island's defense budget to grow, given China pressures

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday China's military ambitions are becoming more apparent and that the island's defense budget would "grow steadily" each year.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Trump Says Russia Inquiry Makes U.S. ‘Look Very Bad’

The president said in an interview on Thursday that the special counsel will treat him fairly, contradicting a campaign by some Republicans to discredit the investigation.

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BRIEF-Xplore Announces Executive Share Purchases, Reaffirms Full-Year Outlook

* XPLORE ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE SHARE PURCHASES, REAFFIRMS FULL-YEAR OUTLOOK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Oil near mid-2015 highs on strong China data, tighter outlook

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices stood near their highest in two and a half years, supported by strong data from top importer China amid thin trading activity ahead of the New Year weekend.

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Oil near mid-2015 highs on strong China data, tighter 2018 outlook

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Thursday, lifted by strong data from top importer China amid thin trading activity ahead of the New Year weekend.

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METALS- China demand outlook drives LME copper to fresh 4-yr high

SYDNEY, Dec 28 (Reuters) - London copper hit a fresh four-year high on Thursday on signs of strong demand from China next year.

Venezuela nytimes.com

Tired of Regional Critics, Venezuela Looks to Russia and China

Once a regional heavyweight, Venezuela is losing allies in its region, causing it to deepen its dependence on China and Russia.

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Opinion: America's health is declining and corporations are stoking this crisis

America's powerful corporations made a killing with the passage of the Republican tax cuts. The tax cuts will hand trillions of dollars to the companies and their moneyed owners following a massive corporate lobbying campaign.

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America's abandoned drive-ins

Nights at the drive-in were a heady mix of high school dates and high jinks and a once quintessential part of growing up in America.

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Oil remains near 2015 highs on tight market outlook

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices on Wednesday remained near two-and-a-half year highs from the previous session as the market outlook for 2018 is relatively tight, although the gradual resumption of flows through a major North Sea pipeline prevented crude from rising.

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Asia stocks up as metals rally signals solid growth outlook

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Wednesday with oil and copper prices rocketing to multi-year highs in an uplifting sign for global growth and inflation, while major currencies were becalmed in a holiday-shortened week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks up as metals rally signals solid growth outlook

SYDNEY, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Wednesday with oil and copper prices rocketing to multi-year highs in an uplifting sign for global growth and inflation, while major currencies were becalmed in a holiday-shortened week.

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Oil slips toward $65 as Forties pipeline moves closer to restart

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil edged lower toward $65 a barrel on Tuesday, but remained within sight of its highest level since mid-2015, as the looming restart of a North Sea oil pipeline offset support from OPEC-led supply cuts.

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Google looking to launch stores in India to boost Pixel sales: report

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is looking to launch brick-and-mortar stores in India to boost sales of its Pixel smartphones, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

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Google looking to launch stores in India to boost Pixel sales - report

Dec 26 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is looking to launch brick-and-mortar stores in India to boost sales of its Pixel smartphones, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

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Oil slips towards $65 as Forties pipeline moves closer to restart

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil edged lower towards $65 a barrel on Tuesday, but remained within sight of its highest level since mid-2015, as the looming restart of a key North Sea oil pipeline offset support from OPEC-led supply cuts.

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Taiwan says Chinese air force exercised near island 16 times in last year

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's air force has carried out 16 rounds of exercises close to Taiwan in the last year or so, Taiwan's defense ministry said on Tuesday, warning that China's military threat was growing by the day.

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China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 billion economic corridor

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China's ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond.

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This is Japan's 'art island'

Once a fishing town in decline, Japan's Naoshima island is now a thriving contemporary art hub.

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Chinese report says South China Sea islands expanded 'reasonably'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has "reasonably" expanded its islands in the disputed South China Sea and this year construction projects there including radar facilities covered about 290,000 square meters (72 acres), according to a new government report.

Christmas nytimes.com

The Look: Holiday Madness in Midtown Manhattan

The photographer Daniel Arnold embraced his inner tourist during the most chaotic time of the year.

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BRIEF-Terravest Says Management's Outlook For Upcoming Fiscal Year Is Positive

* TERRAVEST ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR END RESULTS FOR FISCAL 2017

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Corporate America's big, fat, profitable year

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

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

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Post-hurricane, Virgin Islands National Park reopens beaches

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Long Island Iced Tea skyrockets after renaming itself Long Blockchain

(Reuters) - Beverage maker Long Island Iced Tea Corp's shares jumped 300 percent after the company said it would rebrand itself Long Blockchain Corp, the latest obscure U.S. firm to tap into the frenzy surrounding crypto currencies.

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BRIEF-Long Island Iced Tea Corp. To Rebrand As "Long Blockchain Corp."

* LONG ISLAND ICED TEA CORP. TO REBRAND AS “LONG BLOCKCHAIN CORP.”

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UPDATE 4-Oil falls as UK North Sea oil pipeline moves closer to restart

* U.S. crude output highest since 1970s, but crude stocks fall (Updates with Forties pipeline planned restart)

Bee, Samantha nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Looks for Omens in Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem

The host of “Full Frontal” said, “Of course Armageddon is the one thing that Trump happens to get done with absolute precision.”

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BRIEF-‍Datametrex Graph Blockchain Announces Collaboration Agreement With Revive Therapeutics

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

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Sequoia looks to raise about $6 bln for new fund- Recode

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley venture capital giant Sequoia Capital is in the early stages of raising $5 billion to $6 billion for a third global growth fund, Recode reported.

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Keep looking for UFOs

"The Truth is out There." This tagline of the 1990s television show "The X-Files" could be considered the battle cry of those people who think that not only are UFOs (unidentified flying objects) real and extraterrestrials among us, but that the government knows and is covering it up.

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Canada's Trudeau contravened ethics rules with visit to Aga Khan island

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened some conflict of interest rules when he accepted a vacation last year on a private island belonging to the Aga Khan, the country's ethics watchdog said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi sovereign fund chief says outlook for Uber is positive

RIYADH, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The head of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, its top sovereign wealth fund, said on Wednesday that the outlook for ride-hailing firm Uber was positive and the company's revenues had doubled since the PIF invested in it.

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Saudi sovereign fund chief says outlook for Uber is positive

RIYADH (Reuters) - The head of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, its top sovereign wealth fund, said on Wednesday that the outlook for ride-hailing firm Uber was positive and the company's revenues had doubled since the PIF invested in it.

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Eccentric, Sure. But a Violent Criminal? Staten Island Puzzles Over the Case of Richard Luthmann

According to prosecutors, the Staten Island lawyer used “Mafia-style tactics” in bullying campaigns against political enemies.

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Wall Street eases as investors look past tax revamp

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as excitement over the likelihood of a tax code revamp was offset by concern over its effect on years of monetary policy stimulus and the future of interest rates.

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In 2017, Trump revived feminism, saved satire and reinvigorated journalism

As America approaches the end of Donald Trump's first year as President, one point on which the entire country can agree is that this has been a year like no other in the nation's history. If the polls are to be believed, most of us see Trump's presidency so far as a slow-motion calamity.

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UPDATE 2-Oi creditors meet to vote on Latin America's largest-ever restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Creditors of Oi SA met in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday to vote on a plan to restructure $20 billion of debts owed by the Brazilian telecoms operator in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy case despite legal action by a key shareholder to stop the ballot.

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18 things to look forward to in 2018

Whether you've arrived at the finish line fresh and invigorated for another trip around the sun, or are so exhausted you may wheeze out your actual soul, 2017 is almost OVER.

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A look back at a turbulent 2017

From a new US President to hurricanes and #metoo, take a look back at the long, turbulent trip 2017 has been.

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China's Didi, rival to Uber, looks to break into Taiwan market

HONG KONG, Dec 19 (Reuters) - China's Didi Chuxing on Tuesday said it was looking to bring its ride-hailing service to Taiwan via a local franchise partner, potentially marking its first expansion across waters as it looks to take on U.S. rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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Analysis: Trump and Putin, closer than ever

After President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Sunday from a cabin at Camp David to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the press release describing their call featured something unusual: an exclamation point.

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NEWSMAKER-'Nearly man' Ramaphosa edges closer to South Africa's top job

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The nearly man of South African politics, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, took a big step towards the top job on Monday when he was elected by a whisker as head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

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Mercedes Benz lifts growth outlook for Brazil truck sales in 2018

SAO PAULO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Sales of heavy trucks in Brazil are likely to rise 30 percent next year, the head of Mercedes Benz in the country said on Monday, raising a prior forecast of 20 percent growth as a recovery gains steam in Latin America's largest economy.

Boats and Boating nytimes.com

Recovering What Was Lost in the U.S. Virgin Islands, One Boat at a Time

Back-to-back hurricanes destroyed hundreds of boats that were people’s livelihoods and even homes.

Boats and Boating nytimes.com

Reuniting With Boats in the Virgin Islands

The U.S. Coast Guard is working to retrieve boats that were displaced during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ralph Evey's vessel was rescued in a two-day process involving cranes and buoys.

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U.S. tax cut outlook drives stocks but dents dollar

LONDON (Reuters) - Global stock markets hit record highs on Monday on expectations that a U.S. tax bill could soon pass, though a more cautious reading of the draft law's prospects among currency traders put the dollar under pressure.

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FOREX-Dollar steady after U.S. tax bill moves closer to ratification

* Kiwi retains momentum from last week's surge (Adds details and quotes, updates prices)

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FOREX-Dollar firm after US tax bill moves closer to ratification

TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The dollar held modest gains against the euro and yen on Monday, having received a lift after U.S. tax reform efforts moved another step closer to ratification over the weekend.

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Tennis: Positive Kvitova looking forward to a stronger 2018

(Reuters) - Returning to playing tennis again was all Petra Kvitova could have hoped for after being stabbed in the hand last December and the twice Wimbledon champion is glad that a tough and emotional year is coming to an end.

Korean-Americans nytimes.com

The Look: Seoul’s Bumping B-Boy Scene

You’ve heard about K-pop. But did you know South Korea loves hip-hop, too?

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It looks like tax reform is already paying off with the GOP base

Republicans in Congress say passing their sweeping tax reform plan will be a Christmas gift to the American people -- and it looks like Republican voters are already starting to give back.

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False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.

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BRIEF-Eric Watson Reports 15.1 Pct Stake In Long Island Iced Tea

* ERIC J. WATSON REPORTS A 15.1 PERCENT STAKE IN LONG ISLAND ICED TEA CORP AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2017 - SEC FILING

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UK watchdog to take closer look at initial coin offerings

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's markets watchdog will step up its scrutiny of the initial coin offering (ICO) market to see if new rules are needed to protect investors after issuing an alert in September.

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BRIEF-Moody's Says Stable U.S. Retail Outlook In 2018, Reflective Of Higher Operating Income, Sales

* MOODY'S SAYS STABLE U.S. RETAIL OUTLOOK IN 2018, REFLECTIVE OF HIGHER OPERATING INCOME AND SALES

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Analysis: Joe Biden sure looks like he is running for president

The biggest tell to date of Joe Biden's 2020 plans came this week, when he apologized to Anita Hill.

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London-based investment banks to face closer EU scrutiny- documents

* Move aimed at closing loopholes for large firms after Brexit

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge nytimes.com

Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later

Satellite images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the effects of an oil well that operated there in the mid-1980s.

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Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

Alabama’s surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.

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UPDATE 3-Oracle shares tumble as cloud outlook darkens

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Oracle Corp on Thursday forecast current-quarter cloud revenue growth that missed Street expectations after reporting disappointing second-quarter sales in the same business, sending its shares down nearly 7 percent after hours.

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Prosecutors say Long Island woman tried to use bitcoin to aid Islamic State

(Reuters) - A suburban New York hospital technician accused of using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to launder money meant for the militant group Islamic State was arrested on charges of money laundering in support of a foreign terrorist organization and bank fraud, prosecutors said Thursday.

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Team New Zealand boss endorses America's Cup preferred base venue

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The choice of venue for the next America's Cup regatta in Auckland has been endorsed by Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton.

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Sources describe John McCain as looking increasingly frail

Sources in the Senate tell CNN they have been worried about Sen. John McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment.

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Renault revives Alpine production with 6,000-car capacity

DIEPPE, France (Reuters) - Renault has invested in plant capacity to build up to 6,000 sports cars annually under the revived Alpine brand, the company said on Thursday, as it formally opened the new production line in Dieppe, northern France.

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Wall Street higher on optimism over tax bill, Fed's economic outlook

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes hovered around record levels on Thursday, perked up by the Federal Reserve's upbeat view on the economy and news that the Republicans' tax code overhaul is set to face final votes in Congress before the year-end.

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US STOCKS-Wall St higher on optimism over tax bill, Fed's economic outlook

* Weekly jobless claims fall; Nov. retail sales beat estimates

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso firms after Fed maintains U.S. rate outlook

By Bruno Federowski and Sheky Espejo Dec 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso currency and stocks firmed on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the cost of borrowing, but did not signal that it could pick up the pace of rate hikes next year. Signs of quicker U.S. economic growth had prompted speculation that the Fed could have forecast more rate hikes next year. But the U.S. central bank's forecast of three hikes in 2018 and 2019 was unchanged from its projections in September.

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Fed lifts interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth.

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Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth.

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WRAPUP 3-U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.

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U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.

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King: Bannon looks like disheveled drunk

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) joins members of the Republican party in publicly denouncing former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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BRIEF-Wesco International Renews Share Repurchase Program, Provides 2018 Outlook

* WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC. REAFFIRMS 2017 OUTLOOK, RENEWS SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM, AND PROVIDES 2018 OUTLOOK

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Looking to sell bitcoin? It's complicated

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Europe moves closer to own satnav system with latest Galileo launch

BERLIN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Europe launched four more Galileo satellites on Tuesday, taking the number in orbit to 22 and moving a step closer to having its own navigation system, lessening its dependence on the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS.

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Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds persist

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters on Tuesday hoped to take further control of a massive California wildfire, the fifth largest in the state's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather were expected to persist.

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America's malls are rotting away

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Vanguard looks to blockchain for index data

BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group Inc is moving to use blockchain to simplify how it updates index data underlying mutual funds, executives said on Monday, an important sign of confidence for the new...

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Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentless

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters hope gain further control on Tuesday of a wildfire, the fifth-largest in California's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather conditions are expected to persist.

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Barkley to Alabama: Stop looking like idiots

Retired basketball player Charles Barkley spoke at an event for Alabama Democrat Doug Jones where he urged voters to "stop making Alabama looking like idiots" and not vote for Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Mars (Planet) nytimes.com

Trilobites: New Pacific Island Could Resemble Ancient Martian Volcanoes

An explosive volcanic eruption in 2014 resulted in a new addition to the Tonga Islands. Its shifting landscape could help scientists studying Mars.

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Brazil's Kroton looks to expand overseas through acquisitions

SAO PAULO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Brazilian for-profit education company Kroton Educacional SA has begun studies to expand abroad via acquisitions and is also eyeing new domestic targets, the firm's chairman and senior executives said on Monday.

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EU must look at regulating bitcoin, ECB's Nowotny says

VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Union needs to consider regulating bitcoin, European Central Bank ratesetter Ewald Nowotny said on Monday, citing the risk of money laundering.

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S.African prosecutors extend deadline for Zuma to file arguments over revived graft charges

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption.

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GSK's new pharma head on lookout for cancer deals to boost pipeline

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline will scout for deal opportunities in cancer medicine, as well as immunology, as the drugmaker seeks to rebuild its presence in oncology, its new head of pharmaceuticals told Reuters.

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With foes abstaining, Venezuela mayoral contests look set to boost Socialists

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans voted on Sunday in mayoral races that the ruling Socialist Party looked sure to sweep, deepening opposition disarray and strengthening President Nicolas Maduro ahead of a probable 2018 re-election campaign.

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Britain's Labour Party looks to move some BoE functions away from London

(Reuters) - Britain's Labour Party is considering moving some of Bank of England's functions to Birmingham, from its current home in Threadneedle Street in the City of London, according to an interim report on the British financial system released on Sunday.

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California fires: Governor offers grim outlook

Gov. Jerry Brown has a sobering message for Southern Californians after a week of raging wildfires: This is your new normal.

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China looks to nuclear option to ease winter heating woes

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With its smog-prone north desperate to slash coal consumption, China is looking to deploy nuclear power to provide reliable winter heating, raising public safety concerns - though developers say the risks are minimal.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

With Alabama Senate Race Defined by Scandal, Policy Issues are Overlooked

Alabama struggles with health care, education and infrastructure. But such issues have often been forgotten during the race between Doug Jones and Roy S. Moore.

Photography nytimes.com

The Look: After-School Special

Andre Wagner captured the brief window when kids run New York.

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Strong U.S. job growth in November bolsters economy's outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing, even though wage gains remain moderate.

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WRAPUP 5-Strong U.S. job growth in November bolsters economy's outlook

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing, even though wage gains remain moderate.

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Ahead of Canada fighter jet announcement, Boeing looks to future

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Boeing Co , which is locked in a dispute with the Canadian government, said on Friday it would continue to look for ways to work with the country, which is expected next week to announce it is scrapping plans to buy 18 of the U.S. planemaker's Super Hornet fighter jets.

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UBS investment bank head wary on 2018 outlook

ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of Swiss bank UBS's investment banking business gave a cautious outlook for market conditions next year, with fees set to fall again and volatility staying low.

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WRAPUP 4-Strong U.S. job growth in November bolster economy's outlook

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing, even though wage gains remain moderate.

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HNA looks to float Swiss Gategroup early next year -sources

FRANKFURT/ZURICH, Dec 8 (Reuters) - China's HNA Group, which has started selling off assets to allay liquidity concerns, is pushing for a flotation of its Swiss airline caterer Gategroup Holding early next year, people close to the matter said.

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'The Crown' looks polished in regal 2nd season

The upper lips remain admirably stiff in "The Crown," but Season 2 takes what was a fine Netflix drama and polishes it to a high gloss -- presenting its stories more crisply, while providing a stronger showcase for its regal core cast.

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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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Why some NFL jerseys are getting a new look

Players who have won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award will get to wear a special patch on their jerseys.

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'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets.

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Movie offers new look at Tonya Harding

CNN's David Daniel says that "I, Tonya" attempts to set the record straight about the notorious 1992 attack on Tonya Harding's rival Nancy Kerrigan in the run-up to the 1994 Winter Olympic games.

Starbucks Corporation nytimes.com

The World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens in Shanghai. Here’s What It Looks Like.

The company’s new store in China is aimed squarely at a country of tea drinkers that has emerged as a major core of its business.

Television nytimes.com

‘The Crown’: A Look Back at Season 1 and the History Behind It

Here’s an episode-by-episode summary of Season 1 of “The Crown,” and a survey of how some of the historical events were covered in The New York Times.

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This is what wildfires look like from space

How massive are the wildfires torching Southern California? Smoke from the blazes is clearly visible from 438 miles above the Earth.