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Asia stocks touch record highs after Wall St. surge, dollar edges back

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks struck record highs on Thursday, with a rally by Wall Street supporting bullish investor sentiment, while the dollar pulled back from three-year lows as comments by European Central Bank officials tempered the euro's recent rally.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks touch record highs after Wall St surge, dollar edges back

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index hits record high, 26-yr peak for Nikkei

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Asia stocks reach record highs after Wall St. surge, dollar edges back

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks struck record highs on Thursday, with a rally by Wall Street supporting bullish investor sentiment, while the dollar pulled back from three-year lows as comments by European Central Bank officials tempered the euro's recent rally.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks reach record highs after Wall St surge, dollar edges back

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index hits record high, Nikkei at 26-yr peak

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Asia stocks near record highs after Wall St. surge, dollar edges back

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were near record highs on Thursday, with a rally by Wall Street supporting bullish investor sentiment, while the dollar pulled back from three-year lows as the euro's recent rally lost steam.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks near record highs after Wall St surge, dollar edges back

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index hits record high, Nikkei at 26-yr peak

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World shares pull back from record highs, set for second fall of 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in 2018 as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares pull back from record highs, set for second fall of 2018

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in 2018 as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

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Stocks pull back from record highs, set for second day of losses in new year

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in the new year as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks pull back from record highs, set for second day of losses in new year

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in the new year as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

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U.S. holiday shoppers spend record $108 billion online - Adobe

Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers spent a record $108 billion snapping up discounts on Amazon and other websites during the 2017 holiday season, with more people using smartphones and tablets, Adobe Analytics said on Tuesday.

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U.S. judge delays setting trial date for Trump ex-aide Manafort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed setting a trial date for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who faces charges stemming from the special counsel's probe of allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

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Shares stay on record run as metals skid

LONDON (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, although a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets skidding.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stay on record run as metals skid

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, although a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets skidding.

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Shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown

LONDON (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, though a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets sprawling.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, though a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets sprawling.

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Asian shares hit record high, euro near three-year top

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares erased early modest losses and pushed to a fresh record high, while the euro remained within sight of a 3-year peak on rising expectations that the European Central Bank could pare its monetary stimulus.

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U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Record breaking Asia lifts stocks to 10-year high, yuan shines

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Emerging markets started the week with the pedal to the metal on Monday, with the first record high for Asian stocks since 2007 and currencies from China's yuan to Mexico's peso and Russia's rouble rising against a sliding dollar.

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UPDATE 1-VW brand car sales hit record 6.23 mln in 2017

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a record 6.23 million cars last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 million record in 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a new record last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 mln record in 2017

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a new record last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar at 3-yr low vs euro; stocks extend record run

* U.S. yields up on inflation, 2-year highest since 2008 crisis

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Wall St. scales record highs on earnings optimism, data

(Reuters) - Wall Street continued its rally on Friday as fourth-quarter earnings season kicked off with solid results from banks and robust retail sales drove gains for consumer stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall St scales record highs on earnings optimism, data

* Rising rents, healthcare costs boost underlying U.S. inflation

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Wall St. scales record highs on earnings optimism, robust data

(Reuters) - Wall Street rose to record highs on Friday as fourth-quarter earnings season kicked off with solid results from JPMorgan and BlackRock and robust retail sales drove gains for consumer stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall St scales record highs on earnings optimism, robust data

* Consumer prices rise 0.3 pct in Dec. vs est. rise of 0.2 pct

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RPT-UPDATE 5-BlackRock hits record $6 trillion assets, helped by Trump tax law

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc charged past a record $6 trillion in assets, its profit beating Wall Street forecasts, as investors flooded into the relatively low-cost funds of the world's largest asset manager.

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UPDATE 4-BlackRock hits record $6 trillion, helped by Trump tax law

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc charged past a record $6 trillion in assets, its profit beating Wall Street forecasts, as investors flooded into the relatively low-cost funds of the world's largest asset manager.

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BMW hits 2017 sales record but Mercedes keeps lead

BERLIN (Reuters) - BMW reported record sales last year on strong demand for its sport-utility vehicles and the overhauled 1-Series compact but was outsold by Mercedes-Benz, keeping the order in the three-way German luxury sales race unchanged.

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NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics

(Reuters) - U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Thursday it expected to hit ad sales records for the Super Bowl and Olympic Winter Games, both of which it will air next month, showing that advertisers are hungry for live events that draw viewers on a real-time basis.

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U.S. vehicle fuel economy rises to record 24.7 mpg: EPA

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some automakers had to buy credits to meet federal requirements.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. vehicle fuel economy rises to record 24.7 mpg -EPA

WASHINGTON/DETROIT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some automakers had to buy credits to meet federal requirements.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. vehicle fuel economy hits new record -EPA

WASHINGTON/DETROIT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some automakers had to buy credits to remain compliant with federal requirements.

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Wall Street hits record as oil, industrial stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street surged to fresh highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and upbeat forecast from No. 2 U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines drove airline stocks higher.

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U.S. vehicle fuel economy hits new record: EPA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The real-world fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as regulators consider whether to revise fuel efficiency requirements.

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UPDATE 1-Norway sees near-record oil, gas output in 2022 as investment rises

STAVANGER, Norway, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Norwegian oil and gas investments will begin to rise in 2018 after falling for the last four years, helping drive output to near-record highs in the next five years, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday.

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Norway's 2022 oil and gas output forecast close to record high -NPD

STAVANGER, Norway, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Norwegian oil and gas investments will begin to rise in 2018 after falling for the last four years, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday.

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Olympics: Pyeongchang favorite Kingsbury sets moguls record

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic moguls favorite Mikael Kingsbury continued his terrific run of form on Wednesday by sealing a record 47th career World Cup title at Deer Valley.

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ODs contribute to record number of organ donors

Though the number of lives lost to the US opioid epidemic continues to spike, it has also contributed to a record number of organ donations.

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UPDATE 4-Lennar sees strong demand in 2018; shares hit record high

* Sees FY 2018 home deliveries 32,000-32,500 vs FY 2017's 29,394

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Everything's near a record high. Is the market too hot?

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Netanyahu defends son after strip club recording airs on TV

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been forced to defend his elder son, Yair, and his own reputation, after a 2015 secret recording from outside a strip club featuring a conversation between Yair and two friends aired on Israel's Channel 2 on Monday night. 

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Records show HK trader fined for illegal ivory sits on govt's endangered species board

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong ivory trader fined this week for illegal ivory possession sits on a government advisory group for protecting endangered species, records showed on Wednesday, potentially an embarrassing blow as Hong Kong fights ivory smuggling.

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Boeing set to top Airbus with record 763 jets in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday it delivered an industry-record 763 jetliners in 2017, likely beating European rival Airbus SE to retain the title of world's biggest plane maker.

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UPDATE 2-Boeing set to top Airbus with record 763 jets in 2017

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday it delivered an industry-record 763 jetliners in 2017, likely beating European rival Airbus SE to retain the title of world's biggest plane maker.

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Wall Street hits new record at open on healthcare, bank gains

(Reuters) - Wall Street rose to fresh high at open on Tuesday, with gains for healthcare and bank stocks extending the new year rally that is powered by expectations of strong quarterly earnings.

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Wall Street opens at record high

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes opened at record levels on Tuesday, keeping alive the 2018 rally that is powered by robust economic data and expectations of strong quarterly earnings.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens at record high

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes opened at record levels on Tuesday, keeping alive the 2018 rally that is powered by robust economic data and expectations of strong quarterly earnings.

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Futures edge up, S&P set for record open

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures edged higher on Tuesday, keeping alive Wall Street's 2018 winning streak that is powered by robust economic data and expectations of earnings boost from corporate tax cuts.

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US STOCKS-Futures edge up, S&P set for record open

Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures edged higher on Tuesday, keeping alive Wall Street's 2018 winning streak that is powered by robust economic data and expectations of earnings boost from corporate tax cuts.

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European satellite launch firm Arianespace expects record number of launches for 2018

PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - European satellite launch company Arianespace, facing competition from newcomers to its market, expects a record number of launches this year, which it said on Tuesday should stand it in good stead for strong future growth.

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Samsung Electronics tips record fourth-quarter profit, misses expectations on strong won

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday estimated a 64 percent jump in fourth-quarter operating profit to a new record, but the guidance fell short of market expectations as the strong won and year-end bonuses dented profits.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks hit record high on election optimism

(Updates prices throughout) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks edged higher to mark a record close on Monday, underpinned by optimism over the nation's fiscal outlook as well as a strong flow of international investment. The benchmark Bovespa stock index continued its climb following a seven-day string of gains. The rally in Brazilian stocks has been supported by investor betting on a market-friendly winner in this year's presidential elections, w

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New York City traffic deaths fall to record low under safety program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by a sharp drop in pedestrian deaths, overall traffic fatalities in New York City fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2017 to their lowest on record, thanks at least in part to an ongoing safety improvement program, city officials said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp Closes Record Level Of New Loan Commitments In 2017

* ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION CLOSES RECORD LEVEL OF NEW LOAN COMMITMENTS IN 2017 AND SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES ALL-IN PRICING OF SECURED TERM LOAN

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These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017

A blow by blow of the cost of the major weather-related disasters this year.

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Weather disasters cost U.S. record $306 billion in 2017: NOAA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Weather and climate-related disasters cost the United States a record $306 billion in 2017, the third-warmest year on record, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday.

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US shatters record for disaster costs in 2017

2017 was the costliest year ever for weather and climate disasters in the United States, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday, totaling $306 billion. The previous record year, 2005, saw $215 billion in disasters.

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France registers record asylum requests in 2017

PARIS (Reuters) - France registered a record number of asylum requests in 2017, when Albanians topped the list despite far slimmer prospects of obtaining refugee status than people from war-torn places such as Syria or Afghanistan.

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Futures flat; Caterpillar set for a record open

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street on Monday, with gains in heavyweights Caterpillar and Amazon due to favorable broker recommendations offset by losses for banking stocks.

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US STOCKS-Futures flat; Caterpillar set for a record open

* Futures: Dow up 3 pts, S&P off 2.25 pts, Nasdaq down 6.5 pts

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Sydney swelters with near-record temps

Sydney endured its hottest temperature in nearly 80 years on Sunday, Australian meteorologists say.

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Ski jumping: Stoch seals Four Hills title with record-equaling win

(Reuters) - Holder Kamil Stoch became the second man to win all four legs of the Four Hills competition as he retained the title with victory at Bischofshofen on Saturday.

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Trump on Twitter (Jan 5) - Dow record, Clinton, Bannon

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Trump's 1st-year jobs record was strong. Just not as strong as Obama's last year

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 5) - Dow record, Russia, Clinton

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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UPDATE 1-UK new car sales record biggest drop since 2009

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - British new car sales recorded their biggest drop since 2009 last year, falling 5.7 percent due to uncertainty over potential new diesel charges and weakening consumer confidence since Brexit, an industry body said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks bounce sees Swiss index, FTSE hit records

* U.S. non-farm payrolls in focus (Adds detail and quote, updates prices)

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Global stocks scale new record highs, dollar stuck

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks scaled fresh record highs on Friday after more data pointed to the strength of the world's largest economy, while the dollar was stuck near four-month lows ahead of crucial payroll numbers.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks scale new record highs, dollar stuck

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - World stocks scaled fresh record highs on Friday after more data pointed to the strength of the world's largest economy, while the dollar was stuck near four-month lows ahead of crucial payroll numbers.

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Swiss index, FTSE hit records as European stocks jump

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - European shares powered higher on Friday, with the British and Swiss benchmarks hitting records, propelled by optimism for a strengthening regional economy and gains in U.S. equities overnight.

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RPT-COLUMN-Banks rake in record fees to beat trading blues: McGeever

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - By one measure, 2017 was the most lucrative year in history for investment banks.

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Asian shares near record high, dollar weak ahead of job, wage data

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to a record high on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the specter of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares near record high, dollar weak ahead of job, wage data

* Oil near highest level since mid-2015 on Iran, tighter US market

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Asian shares near record high, dollar weak as job, wage data awaited

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to a record high on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the specter of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares near record high, dollar weak as job, wage data awaited

* Oil near highest level since mid-2015 on Iran, tighter US market

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Fusion GPS odered to turn over bank records

A federal judge told Fusion GPS on Thursday that its bank would have to turn over to the House Intelligence Committee records the political intelligence firm didn't want to see disclosed.

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UK new car sales record biggest drop since 2009

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - British new car sales recorded their biggest drop since 2009 last year, falling by more than 5 percent due to uncertainty over potential new diesel charges and weakening consumer confidence since Brexit, an industry body said on Friday.

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Samsung Elec on track for record fourth quarter earnings

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected on Tuesday to forecast a record quarterly profit in the fourth quarter, as a world hungry for processing power and high-tech smartphones snaps up its semiconductors and screens.

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GRAPHIC-Dow hits another record, tops 25,000

NEW YORK, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday, taking less than a year to add a 5,000-point milestone which is the fastest since the index was created in May 1896.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks hit records, euro near three-year high

* Oil hits highest since mid 2015 (Updates to European trading close; adds commentary)

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2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks shatter records; euro near three-year high

* Oil hits highest since mid 2015 (Updates to U.S. trading open; changes byline, dateline, previously LONDON)

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2017 was second hottest year on record, after 2016: European data

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016 with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.

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Stocks break records, oil reach highest since 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Market bulls resumed their charge on Thursday, as strong data from the world’s biggest economies sent stock index records tumbling and oil prices to their highest since mid-2015.

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UPDATE 2-Aldi pursues UK expansion after record Christmas

* Targeting 1,000 UK stores by 2022 (Adds detail, CEO, analyst comment)

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Stocks records tumble, oil at highest since 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Market bulls resumed their charge on Thursday as strong data from the world’s biggest economies sent stock index records tumbling and oil prices to their highest since mid-2015.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks records tumble, oil at highest since 2015

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Market bulls resumed their charge on Thursday as strong data from the world’s biggest economies sent stock index records tumbling and oil prices to their highest since mid-2015.

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LIVE MARKETS-Opening snapshot: European shares climb, FTSE hits fresh record high

* European stocks open higher, FTSE touches record * Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum * Debenhams drops after profit warning * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally 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 OPENING S

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S&P 500 tops 2,700 on tech advance; Dow, Nasdaq hit records

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record closing highs as technology stocks climbed after signs of robust economic growth.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Tells Contestant: A ‘Gangster’ Is Not a ‘Gangsta’

In reference to a 1995 Coolio song, a contestant answered “Gangster’s Paradise.” But judges wouldn’t give him credit since the song is titled “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares hit record highs; dollar rallies

* Dollar rebounds after strong U.S. data, ahead of Fed minutes (Updates to U.S. trading open; changes byline, dateline, previously LONDON)

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U.S. factory activity accelerates; construction spending at record high

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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UPDATE 1-LIVE MARKETS-2017 sees record number of deals worldwide

* European stocks rise * Next drives retail sector up after strong Christmas update * Tech stocks, industrials make gains * MiFID II reforms, U.S. Fed FOMC minutes in focus Jan 3 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net 2017 sees record number of deal

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BRIEF-Neogen Reports Record Revenues And Earnings

* - BENEFITTED $3.4 MILLION, OR $0.07 PER SHARE IN QUARTER, DUE TO ADOPTION OF ACCOUNTING STANDARD UPDATE 2016-09 ON JUNE 1, 2017

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'Gangstas' flub costs 'Jeopardy!' contestant

A "Jeopardy!" contestant loses $3,200 for the pronunciation of the word "gangstas."

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BRIEF-Cme Group Reached Record Average Daily Volume Of 16.3 Million Contracts In 2017, Up 4 Percent From 2016

* CME GROUP REACHED RECORD AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME OF 16.3 MILLION CONTRACTS IN 2017, UP 4 PERCENT FROM 2016

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World stocks smash new records as New Year party rolls on

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hit fresh highs on Wednesday with European markets joining the party as early indications suggest 2018 will be another year of synchronized global growth led by a shining European economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks smash new records as New Year party rolls on

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - World stocks hit fresh highs on Wednesday with European markets joining the party as early indications suggest 2018 will be another year of synchronised global growth led by a shining European economy.

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Trump draws rebukes after touting aviation safety record

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took credit on Tuesday for a record year of safety for commercial aviation in 2017, swiftly drawing criticism and derision from commentators who said the achievement reflected trends predating his administration.

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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines Expects To Record About $105 Mln In Expenses During Q4 2017

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO - EXPECTS TO RECORD ABOUT $105 MILLION IN EXPENSES DURING Q4 2017 RELATED TO TAX REFORM LEGISLATION, SOME OTHER Q4 2017 ITEMS

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Alabama-Georgia game tickets at record high

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Northeastern U.S. gripped by record cold, snow forecast later in week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic freeze kept its grip on the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, closing schools and affecting travel on the first business day of 2018, and forecasters warned the region could be walloped by snow later in the week.

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UPDATE 1-Aurora Cannabis posts record November revenue, stock up

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Canadian medical marijuana maker Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Tuesday it sold cannabis worth C$3.1 million ($2.5 million) in November, its highest ever, helped by strong demand for its products.

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Euro zone factory growth surges to record; more uneven in Asia

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Euro zone factories ended 2017 growing at their fastest pace in more than two decades while performance in Asia was more uneven, with its third-largest economy India leading the field and manufacturing giant China unexpectedly resilient.

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Record-shattering U.S. cold reaches into Florida

(Reuters) - Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said.

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Record-shattering cold reaches into Florida

(Reuters) - Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said.

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Record cold temperatures hit most of US

Millions across the US are facing record-low temperatures as winter weather continues to wreak havoc throughout the nation.

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2017 safest year on record for commercial passenger air travel: groups

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets last year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group that tracks crashes, making 2017 the safest year on record for commercial air travel.

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Bitter cold: Dozens of places could set New Year's Day record lows

Out with the old, in with the record cold.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year's Eve celebrations.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, E.Coast

(Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year's Eve celebrations.

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Record cold, heavy snow grips much of the US, with more on the way

Across the United States, temperature records are falling faster than this week's snowflakes in Erie, Pennsylvania, and it's only going to get worse.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) - A fresh jolt of arctic air will usher in the new year for much of the United States this weekend, bringing record cold temperatures on New Year's Day to cities in the Midwest and East Coast, forecasters said on Saturday.

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BRIEF-TCF Financial Corp To Record A One-Time, Estimated Net Tax Benefit Between $120 Mln-$140 Mln From Tax Reform

* TCF FINANCIAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ESTIMATED IMPACT OF TAX REFORM

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The Best Opera Recording Ever Is Maria Callas Singing ‘Tosca.’ Hear Why.

These 10 clips show why a riveting 1953 version of Puccini’s opera deserves its status as one of the finest classical albums ever made.

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As his own agencies warn of global warming, Trump tweets that cities facing record cold could use it

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BRIEF-Celgene To Record Charge Of About $411 Mln From Discontinuance Of GED-0301​, Sustain Trials

* SAYS FROM DISCONTINUANCE OF GED-0301​, SUSTAIN TRIALS, DETERMINED WILL RECORD NET PRE-TAX CHARGE TO EARNINGS OF ABOUT $411 MILLION FOR QUARTER ENDING DEC 31 Source text: (http://bit.ly/2C3oswe) Further company coverage:

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX eases off previous day's record high as industrials, gold miners slip

TORONTO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index dipped on Thursday, backing off the previous session's record high as declining industrial and gold mining shares weighed, offsetting gains for the energy group.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steadies below record high; energy shares rise

TORONTO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Thursday, hovering near a record high, as energy and marijuana company shares added to Wednesday's gains, offsetting losses for the industrial group.

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Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-meter tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

Weather nytimes.com

Record-Breaking Cold Grips Northern U.S., With More to Come

Frigid temperatures have settled in from Boston to Bismarck, N.D.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, buried under record snowfall

(Reuters) - A storm that has dumped more than 65 inches (165 cms) of snow this week on Erie, Pennsylvania, is expected to slightly taper off on Wednesday after leaving drifts that buried cars, paralyzed the area and made the county declare an emergency.

Crime and Criminals nytimes.com

Killings in New York Fall to a Record Low as Crime Rate Dives Over All

New York is on pace for its lowest homicide total since the 1950s. If the trend holds just a few more days, this year’s total will have declined for 27 straight years, to levels that police officials have said are the lowest since the 1950s.

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RPT-UPDATE 2-As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

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U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

SEATTLE/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on.

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WRAPUP 1-U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

SEATTLE/CHICAGO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on.

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As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

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UPDATE 2-As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

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FedEx says it experienced another record-breaking holiday shipping season

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday it experienced another record-breaking holiday shipping season, but declined to provide specifics or data.

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UPDATE 1-UPS says holiday season package returns to hit a new record

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it was on track to return a record number of packages following this year's bumper online holiday shipping season.

Records and Achievements nytimes.com

Tel Aviv’s Toy-Block Tower Measures Up for a Record

Half a million toy bricks were used for the community project, carried out in memory of an 8-year-old who died of cancer.

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UPS says holiday season package returns to hit a new record

Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday the expansion of online shopping is expected to send volumes of returned packages to a new record following this year's holiday shipping season.

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Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-metre tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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Erie, Pennsylvania pummeled by record 5 feet of snow

(Reuters) - Snow piled up in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday after two days of record-breaking snowfall that had already surpassed 5 feet (1.5 meters), breaking city and state records, according to the National Weather Service.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX reaches record high as resource shares climb

TORONTO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday to a record high as a recent rally in commodity prices helped boost the shares of energy and metal mining companies.

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Wild Oats sets race record in Sydney-Hobart victory

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian super-maxi Wild Oats XI smashed the race record as they won their ninth Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic on Wednesday, but face the possibility of a protest from second-placed LDV Comanche for a near-collision just after the start.

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BRIEF-Old Second Bancorp Expects To Record Valuation Allowance Of $9 Mln to $11 Mln For Deferred Tax Assets In Q4

* OLD SECOND BANCORP - AS A RESULT OF TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT, EXPECTS TO RECORD VALUATION ALLOWANCE FOR DEFERRED TAX ASSETS IN Q4 OF $9 MILLION-$11 MILLION Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BJFknw) Further company coverage:

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California wildfires keep burning through records

This year's rash of catastrophic wildfires didn't just destroy neighborhood and livelihoods -- they also annihilated records. And the destruction's not over. The Thomas Fire, which has torched the equivalent of Dallas and Miami combined, is still raging in Southern California.

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U.S. department store stocks jump on holiday spending record

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts.

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NYC on pace to record lowest murder tally in decades

Despite enduring its deadliest terror attack since 9/11, New York City is on pace to record its lowest murder total in decades.

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Erie had record snow fall for two days

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EMERGING MARKETS-Argentina stocks hit new record high but peso plunges

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Argentine shares hit a new record high after its Congress approved key business-friendly legislation, but the peso plummeted to an all-time low due to seasonal demand for U.S. dollars. Lawmakers last week approved a reform of the country's pension system despite days of demonstrations by the bill's opponents, while the legislature's lower house approved a plan for cutting corporate income and employer social security taxes. The m

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Retail's toughest year: A record for store closings

Measles nytimes.com

Global Health: Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide

Thanks to vaccines, the disease — which not long ago killed over 2 million children a year — now kills fewer than 100,000, the W.H.O. reported.

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Americans are traveling in record numbers for holidays

A record number of Americans are expected to travel this holiday season, with AAA forecasting more than 100 million will spend the end of the year away from home.

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Japan's emperor draws record birthday crowd as he prepares to abdicate

TOKYO (Reuters) - A record crowd paid their respects to Japan's 84-year-old Emperor Akihito at Tokyo's Imperial Palace on Saturday, in his first birthday celebration since the date of his abdication was set.

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California wildfire becomes largest on record in the state

(Reuters) - A sprawling Southern California wildfire that has been burning through rugged, drought-parched coastal terrain since Dec. 4 has become the largest on record in the state, state fire officials said on Friday.

Deutsche Bank AG nytimes.com

Prosecutors Said to Seek Kushner Records From Deutsche Bank

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn subpoenaed records about entities associated with the family company of President Trump’s son-in-law, people briefed on the matter said.

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BRIEF-Staffing 360 Says As A Result Of Briand's Departure, Co Expects To Record Severance Charge Up To $0.04 Per Share

* STAFFING 360 SAYS AS A RESULT OF BRIAND'S DEPARTURE, CO EXPECTS TO RECORD SEVERANCE CHARGE OF UP TO $0.04 PER DILUTED SHARE IN Q4 ENDING DEC 31, 2017 Source text (http://bit.ly/2pfmZNs) Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Number of births in Japan to hit record low in 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of births in Japan this year has fallen to is lowest since records began more than a century ago with about 941,000 new babies, the health ministry said on Friday, proof if any were needed that it faces an aging and shrinking population.

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Japan's U.S. LPG imports to hit record in 2017, top the Middle East

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japan's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports from the United States are expected to double in 2017 to a record and account for around for around half of its total purchases, government and shipping data showed.

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Bitcoin slips below $14,000, down 30 percent from record peak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency bitcoin tumbled below $14,000 briefly on the Bitstamp exchange <BTC=BTSP> on Friday, down roughly 30 percent from its record top near $20,000 set at the start of the week.

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Australian police seize record A$1 billion methamphetamine haul

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police said on Friday they had seized a record 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine with a street value of more than A$1 billion ($771 million) after a raid in a remote area of the west Australian coast.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin slips below $14,000, down 30 pct from record peak

* Bitcoin also seen facing competition from other cryptocurrencies

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UPDATE 1-Japan approves record defence spending that favours U.S.-made equipment

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japan's government approved a record military budget on Friday but did not earmark enough extra money to stop a splurge on U.S.-made ballistic missile defence kit from putting a squeeze on funding for an ambitious domestic jet fighter project.

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Japan approves record defense spending that favors U.S.-made equipment

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government approved a record military budget on Friday but did not earmark enough extra money to stop a splurge on U.S.-made ballistic missile defense kit from putting a squeeze on funding for an ambitious domestic jet fighter project.

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Japan approves record defence spending that favours U.S.-made equipment

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japan's government approved a record military budget on Friday but did not earmark enough extra money to stop a splurge on U.S.-made ballistic missile defence kit from putting a squeeze on funding for an ambitious domestic jet fighter project.

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BRIEF-Iron Mountain Acquires OEC Records Management

* IRON MOUNTAIN ACQUIRES OEC RECORDS MANAGEMENT, SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDING SERVICE OFFERINGS IN INDIA

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Accenture's digital push boosts earnings, shares hit record

(Reuters) - Consulting and outsourcing services firm Accenture Plc's quarterly earnings and revenue topped Wall Street forecasts, as investments in fast-growing digital and cloud services paid off.

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UPDATE 2-Accenture's digital push boosts earnings, shares hit record

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Consulting and outsourcing services firm Accenture Plc's quarterly earnings and revenue topped Wall Street forecasts, as investments in fast-growing digital and cloud services paid off.

environmentNews reuters.com

Global temperature to rise next year but no new record: UK Met Office

LONDON (Reuters) - The global average temperature will rise again next year but is unlikely to set a new record due to the cooling effect from the La Nina weather phenomenon in the Pacific, Britain's Met Office said on Thursday.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Netflix aims to make 'Bright' a living room blockbuster

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's new movie "Bright" features the key ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster: an A-list actor, an experienced director, and special effects that light up the screen during shootouts and car chases.

cnn.com

2017 is a record-breaker -- and not in a good way

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BRIEF-Baidu's Smartphone Screen Recording App Surpasses 35 Mln Users Worldwide

* SAYS ANNOUNCED THAT ITS SMARTPHONE SCREEN RECORDING APP DU RECORDER SURPASSED 35 MILLION USERS WORLDWIDE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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World shares off record highs as U.S. tax bill passes Senate

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets wavered just below recent record highs while U.S. Treasury yields held near multi-month peaks on Wednesday as the final procedural throes of long-awaited U.S. tax reform played out in Washington.

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CORRECTED-GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares off record highs as U.S. tax bill passes Senate

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - World stock markets wavered just below recent record highs while U.S. Treasury yields held near multi-month peaks on Wednesday as the final procedural throes of long-awaited U.S. tax reform played out in Washington.

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U.S. syndicated lending topples records in 2017

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - A late-year burst of mergers and an unrelenting push by companies to cut borrowing costs propelled US syndicated loan issuance to a record high this year, with pending corporate tax rate cuts seen motivating fast-paced lending at least into early 2018.

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Amtrak safety record already under scrutiny before fatal derailment

(Reuters) - The deadly derailment of an Amtrak train south of Seattle is likely to intensify scrutiny of the national passenger railroad company's safety record, which was already under the microscope following a series of fatal incidents.

environmentNews reuters.com

Climate change driving record snows in Alaskan mountains: study

BOSTON (Reuters) - Snowfalls atop an Alaskan mountain range have doubled since the start of the industrial age, evidence that climate change can trigger major increases in regional precipitation, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday.

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Amtrak safety record under scrutiny even before deadly derailment

(Reuters) - The fatal derailment of an Amtrak train south of Seattle on Monday could intensify scrutiny of the national passenger railroad company's safety record, which was already under harsh criticism following a series of fatal incidents.

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Tax plan optimism propels Wall Street to record highs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street hit record closing highs on Monday as optimism increased about the likelihood of lower corporate tax rates as the Republican tax bill moved closer to passage.

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Record highs on Wall St, driven by tax bill hopes, M&A flurry

(Reuters) - The major U.S. stock indexes hit record highs in a broad rally on Monday as the long-awaited bill to lower taxes looked set to be passed into law and buoyed by about $11 billion in corporate dealmaking.

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US STOCKS-Record highs on Wall St, driven by tax bill hopes, M&A flurry

* Indexes up: Dow 0.76 pct, S&P 0.64 pct, Nasdaq 0.69 pct (Updates to open)

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Wall Street hits records on tax bill hopes, M&A flurry

(Reuters) - Wall Street's three main indexes opened at record highs on Monday as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and a flurry of year-end corporate dealmaking that has topped $11 billion so far buoyed optimism.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St hits records on tax bill hopes, M&A flurry

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Wall Street's three main indexes opened at record highs on Monday as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and a flurry of year-end corporate dealmaking that has topped $11 billion so far buoyed optimism.

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Frenchman Gabart sets new round-the-world sailing record

PARIS (Reuters) - Frenchman Francois Gabart set a world record for sailing around the world alone on Sunday, completing his journey in 42 days and 16 hours.

cnn.com

Sailor sets new round-the-world solo record

He spent 42 days alone at sea, but for Frenchman Francois Gabart it was a lightning dash as he became the fastest person to sail solo non-stop around the world.

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Wright's employees are her 'heroes,' her kids her 'inspiration'

CNN is proud to announce Amy Wright has been named the 2017 Hero of the Year for her work with people with disabilities.

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Sailing: Frenchman Gabart sets new round-the-world record

PARIS (Reuters) - Frenchman Francois Gabart set a world record for sailing around the world alone on Sunday, completing his journey in 42 days and 16 hours.

topNews reuters.com

Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third-largest on record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third-largest on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly blaze since the beginning of the month.

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Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third largest on record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire since the beginning of the month.

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California wildfire rages as third largest recorded in state

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.

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Wall Street closes at records with tax overhaul in sight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes climbed to record closing highs on Friday with broad-based gains as a long-awaited bill to cut corporate tax rates looked like it would win enough support from lawmakers to pass.

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US STOCKS-Wall St closes at records with tax overhaul in sight

* Indexes up: Dow 0.58 pct, S&P 0.9 pct, Nasdaq 1.17 pct (Updates to close, adds commentary, volume numbers)

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Wall Street at record highs on rising hopes of tax overhaul

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes scaled new heights on Friday, with all major sectors pushing higher as a long-awaited tax bill that would cut corporate tax rates looked like it would win support among lawmakers.

Classical Music nytimes.com

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017

Our critics and writers choose their favorite albums of the year, including a new “Rigoletto,” Philip Glass piano works, and free-jazz arrangements.

businessNews reuters.com

Wall Street at record on rising hopes of tax overhaul

(Reuters) - Wall Street major indexes scaled new heights on Friday, with all the major sectors pushing higher as the long-awaited bill to lower corporate tax rates enters the final stretch.

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US STOCKS-Wall St at record on rising hopes of tax overhaul

* Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 0.84 pct, Nasdaq 0.99 pct (Updates to early afternoon trading)

technologyNews reuters.com

Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument.

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Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of just over $17,750 on Friday, up 8 percent on the day, as concerns grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument.

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Record number of Americans to travel during Christmas holiday: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.

Handbags and Purses nytimes.com

Christie’s Just Set Another Auction Record, for Handbag Sales

In Paris, it was Birkins at dawn, and under the gavel.

companyNews reuters.com

CANADA STOCKS-TSX at record high close as gold miners gain

TORONTO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index closed at a record high on Wednesday but well off its session highs, as sharp gains for gold miners were offset by losses among energy companies and a fall in grocery retailer Empire Company Ltd .

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump 'dossier' firm: Republicans leaked bank records in retaliation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A firm that commissioned a "dossier" detailing links between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign and Russia said in a court filing that Republicans leaked the company's banking data to the media for partisan political purposes.

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LPC: Banks optimistic on 2018 US CLO volume with Wells Fargo predicting record year

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo is predicting record US Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) fund issuance of US$125bn in 2018 with little in sight to derail 2017’s strong momentum. JP Morgan sees a smaller increase and Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank expect issuance to match 2017’s robust volume.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change

Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse.

businessNews reuters.com

Shares eye record high as Fed heads for 2017 hat-trick

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of another record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike this year and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve on how many more are likely in 2018.

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Trump: 'I was right' that Roy Moore wouldn't be able to win

President Donald Trump went back to Twitter Wednesday morning following Alabama's election stunner, claiming that he didn't endorse Republican candidate Roy Moore in the primary election because Trump knew Moore wouldn't be "able to win."