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Uber suspends ride-sharing services in Macau

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc will suspend its services in Macau from July 22 as it has not been able to unlock the full benefits of ride sharing in the gambling hub, in another blow to the firm that is fighting legal scrutiny in many Asian markets. [Source]

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Venture fundraising in yuan soars as investors target Chinese tech firms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China-focused venture capital funds are increasing their bets on local technology companies and a further opening of Chinese domestic capital markets, raising money in the yuan at the fastest pace in five years.

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U.S. consumer finance agency expected to punish Equifax: lawyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer finance watchdog agency is expected to punish Equifax for its cyber breach with the wide-ranging powers it has used with Wall Street, former agency officials and lawyers said this week.

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U.S. taxable bond funds attract $7 billion in a week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taxable-bond funds based in the United States inhaled $7 billion during the latest week, adding to an already strong year for debt, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on...

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Conservative Chile presidential candidate calls for all-renewable grid

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera, who is leading in the polls for this November's elections, pledged on Thursday to move the South American country toward a fully renewable electricity grid by 2040.

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National Bank of Canada says tech glitch may have exposed customer data

(Reuters) - National Bank of Canada, the country's sixth largest lender, said on Thursday a website glitch earlier this week may have exposed personal information of about 400 customers.

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U.S. motorists kept up record driving pace in July: DOT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. motorists logged 0.8 percent more miles on the road in July than they did in the year-ago month, keeping 2017 on a pace to break last year's record of total miles driven, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data released Thursday.

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National Bank of Canada faces website glitch: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - A glitch in National Bank of Canada's website may have exposed personal information of about 400 customers, Bloomberg reported, citing an email statement from the bank.

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GlobalFoundries says no commitment from Tesla on chip deal

(Reuters) - GlobalFoundries, which fabricates chips for Advanced Micro Devices Inc, said on Thursday that Tesla had not committed to working with it on any autonomous driving technology or product, contradicting an earlier media report.

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Exclusive: U.S. Homeland Security found SEC had 'critical' cyber weaknesses in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five "critical" cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters.

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Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will monitor them

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps such as Skype and WhatsApp on Thursday as part of its economic reforms, but a spokesman said it will monitor and censor such calls.

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South Korea's Moon says North Korea crisis must be handled in 'stable' manner

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Thursday for the North Korean nuclear crisis to be handled in a stable manner, so that peace was not destroyed.

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Innogy to spend 1.2 billion euro on e-mobility, solar, glass fibre

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Innogy, Germany's largest energy group by market value, will spend up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) on e-mobility, photovoltaics and glass fibre networks by 2019, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Perrigo announces FDA final approval for its AB rated generic version of Exalgo® 32mg extended release tablets

* Perrigo announces FDA final approval for its AB rated generic version of Exalgo® 32mg extended release tablets

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Innogy to spend 1.2 billion euro on e-mobility, solar, glass fiber

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Innogy, Germany's largest energy group by market value, will spend up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.43 billion) in e-mobility, photovoltaics and glass fiber networks by 2019, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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Scandal-hit Zenefits changes course under new CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zenefits, the software startup that has faced a number of regulatory penalties, said on Thursday it is changing its business to provide software to insurance brokers.

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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

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Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will censor them

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said.

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BRIEF-Starwood Property Trust exercises option to raise maximum financings available under wells repurchase facility​

* Starwood Property Trust - on sept 15, co exercised its option under fifth amended and restated master repurchase and securities contract and financing facility ​

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Swisscom sets up blockchain unit to develop apps in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swisscom is establishing a new blockchain unit to develop applications, including for possible solutions to enable off-exchange trading, the Swiss government-owned phone company said on Thursday.

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What is at stake for Uber in U.S. bribery probe?

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. bribery investigation at ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will likely go on for a year or more and could lead to snowballing legal and compliance costs if lawyers find systemic problems.

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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

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BYD chief expects all vehicles to be electric in China by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - The head of Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country to be electric or hybrid by 2030, a more aggressive timeframe than even Europe, as Beijing pushes ahead on a longer-term plan to shift away from petrol-engine cars.

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Equifax says server first compromised on March 10

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Wednesday that investigators had determined that an online dispute website at the heart of the theft of some 143 million consumer records was initially compromised by hackers on March 10, four months before the company noticed any suspicious activity.

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BYD expects all vehicles in China to be completely electrified by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country, including private vehicles, to be completely electrified by 2030.

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SEC says hackers may have traded using stolen insider information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the country's top markets regulator, said on Wednesday hackers may have illegally profited by trading using insider information stolen from its corporate disclosure database.

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U.S. SEC says someone may have profited from EDGAR database glitch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday that someone gained access to non-public information by exploiting a software glitch in an SEC database and may have used the information to illegally make money in financial trades.

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Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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Living through two hurricanes has been biggest ordeal

Living through hurricanes Irma and Maria has been the toughest ordeal my boyfriend, Nate, and I have ever been through.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Treasury yields, dollar gain; Fed keeps Dec rate hike on table

* Fed keeps rates steady, to start portfolio drawdown in October

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Facebook to add more human review to ad system: COO Sandberg

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will add "more human review and oversight" to its ad-buying system, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday, responding to rising criticism that automated processes have allowed people to buy discriminatory ads.

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Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret: lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday.

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Waymo seeking $2.6 billion for one trade secret against Uber

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Uber [UBER.UL] lawyer on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars.

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Permira puts TeamViewer sale on hold: Frankfurter Allgemeine

BERLIN (Reuters) - Private equity firm Permira has postponed plans to sell German business software maker TeamViewer in the hope of fetching a higher price at a later date, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing financial sources.

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Delphi, BlackBerry partner on self-driving software system

(Reuters) - Auto suppliers Delphi Automotive Plc and BlackBerry Ltd will jointly develop a software operating system for self-driving cars, the partners said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-U.S. FDA says cleared Pentax ED34-i10T, the first duodenoscope with a disposable distal cap

* U.S. FDA says cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable distal cap; granted clearance of the ED34-i10T model duodenoscope to Pentax of America

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EU ready to move alone on digital tax if no global deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said the EU should proceed with an overhaul of taxes on digital firms even if the rest of the rich world did not follow suit, a draft report said.

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Amazon reviewing website after algorithm suggests bomb-making ingredients

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was reviewing its website after an investigation found that it could help users buy the ingredients to make a bomb using its "Frequently bought together" and "Customers who bought this also bought" features.

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Alibaba-backed Best jumps in debut after slashing IPO price

(Reuters) - Shares of Best Inc, a Chinese logistics firm backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, jumped in their market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company slashed its expected pricing range to stoke investor interest.

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Internet firms say removing extremist content within hours is huge challenge

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Removing extremist content from the internet within a few hours of it appearing poses "an enormous technological and scientific challenge", Google's general counsel will say later on Wednesday to European leaders who want it taken down quicker.

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Digital firms pay less than half tax of traditional rivals: EU Commission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Digital companies in the European Union pay in tax less than half the amount paid by traditional firms, the European Commission said in a draft report which backs plans to increase the tax bill of firms like Amazon or Facebook.

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BRIEF-NACCO Industries says co, unit of co, approved separation agreement, tax allocation agreement, transition services agreement​

* NACCO Industries says ‍on Sept 18, co, unit of co, approved separation agreement, tax allocation agreement, transition services agreement​ - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2hi2dpm) Further company coverage:

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ABB to deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations for German motorways

ZURICH (Reuters) - ABB will deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations to German utility EnBW, the Swiss engineering company said on Wednesday.

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Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe: source

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], which is the subject of a U.S. federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. authorities about payments made by staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe -source

* Review focuses on Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, South Korea -Bloomberg

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Amazon working on 'smart glasses' as its first wearable device: FT

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device - a pair of 'smart glasses', the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

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Amazon working on 'smart glasses' as its first wearable device - FT

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device - a pair of 'smart glasses', the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Walmart offering extra hours available in holiday season to current associates

* Says offering extra hours available this time of year to current associates rather than hiring thousands of seasonal workers Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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It's been called the 'Hawaii of China,' but it may be the new Dubai

The dancing begins almost as soon as the sun sets on Sanya, in southern Hainan.

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Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises $450 million in IPO after slashing terms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese logistics firm Best Inc priced its U.S. initial public offering at the bottom of expectations, raising $450 million after it revised terms of the deal to cope with tepid investor demand.

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Uber reviews Asia business over bribery allegations in U.S.: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], which is the subject of a federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Uber reviews Asia business over bribery allegations in U.S. -Bloomberg

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc, which is the subject of a federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Cuba calls Trump's U.N. address 'unacceptable and meddling'

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba on Tuesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments about the island as "disrespectful, unacceptable and meddling," while reiterating it was not involved in the alleged incidents that had harmed U.S. diplomats in Havana.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Carlyle Group exits Australian mining services play Coates Hire

* Deal depends on lenders approval, statement (Adds deal detail)

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Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million

(Reuters) - Taiwan's Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore's Temasek and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe.

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BRIEF-Westshore Terminals Investment throughput volumes for 2017 are anticipated to be nearly 29 mln tonnes at rates comparable to 2016

* Throughput volumes for 2017 are anticipated to be approximately 29 million tonnes at rates comparable to 2016

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The last thing we need is a July 4th military parade

Inspired by his attendance at this year's Bastille Day parade in Paris, President Trump has apparently decided we need a similar military parade here in Washington of the Fourth of July.

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It Might Have Been a Masterpiece, but Now It’s a Cautionary Tale

A disputed Mondrian passed unchecked around some important art institutions as though it were the real thing.

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BRIEF-Select Energy Services announces extension of merger end date

* Select Energy Services announces extension of merger end date

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How iconic 'Whose streets? Our streets!' chant has been co-opted

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Veon must face lawsuit over bribery disclosures: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Veon Ltd shareholders may pursue much of a lawsuit accusing the multinational phone company once known as VimpelCom of inflating its share price by concealing a bribery scheme in Uzbekistan and overstating its financial controls.

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BRIEF-Hudson Global's unit enters amendment to receivables finance agreement

* Says on Sept 15, U.K. Unit of co entered amendment to receivables finance agreement for asset-based lending funding facility, dated Aug 1, 2014​

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While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market.

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Twitter says its controls are weeding out users advocating violence

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the "promotion of terrorism" earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.

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BRIEF-Starwood Energy and General Motors sign long-term agreement for renewable energy

* Starwood Energy and General Motors sign a long-term agreement for renewable energy

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Bosch partners with startup Nikola on electric long-haul truck

DETROIT (Reuters) - Bosch, the German auto components supplier, is partnering with startup Nikola Motor Co to bring two hydrogen-electric, long-haul, heavy-duty truck models to market by 2021, the companies said on Tuesday.

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Progress Software rejects activist investor's demands

(Reuters) - Progress Software Corp on Tuesday rejected calls by activist investor Praesidium Investment Management to change its acquisition strategy and replace the chairman of its board.

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U.S. defense firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. defense firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's defense minister.

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Salesforce to launch $50 million artificial intelligence fund

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The venture wing of Salesforce.com Inc is launching a $50 million fund to invest in start-ups employing artificial intelligence, the cloud computing firm told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Proterra electric bus travels 1,100 miles without recharging

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 40-foot (12.19-meter) electric bus from Proterra Inc traveled 1,101.2 miles (1,772.21 km) at low speed without recharging, cruising to a new electric vehicle range record, the California manufacturer said on Tuesday.

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Japan's Pioneer teams up with digital mapping company HERE

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Pioneer and digital mapping group HERE said on Tuesday they had agreed to invest in one another so the companies can develop maps for autonomous driving services.

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App Annie's new product offers insight into consumer trends in China

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends.

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Exclusive: U.S. defense firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. defense firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's defense minister.

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Two Indian renewable power producers plan to sell $750 mln in domestic bonds -sources

* Greenko to sell 30 bln rupees in rupee-denominated bonds -bankers

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Tencent, Guangzhou Auto agree to collaborate on internet-connected cars

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company Ltd have agreed to collaborate on internet-connected cars - a strategic pact that sent shares in Guangzhou Auto surging.

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UPDATE 1-Microsoft's Hotmail, Outlook.com services back up after outage

FRANKFURT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said its free email services Outlook.com and Hotmail, which suffered an outage across Europe on Monday, were back up.

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New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, while Equifax Inc said it suffered a second cyber incident two months before the one disclosed in early September.

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Tencent, Guangzhou Auto agree to collaborate on connected cars

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company Ltd said on Monday they had agreed to collaborate on connected cars.

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BRIEF-Equifax says retention of Mandiant unrelated to july cybersecurity incident - spokesperson

* Equifax says retention of Mandiant in March was unrelated to the July 29 cybersecurity incident - Equifax spokesperson

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Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving computer design

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp on Monday announced a collaboration with Alphabet's Waymo self-driving unit, saying it had worked with the company during the design of its computer platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.

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Trump praises Macron, considers July 4 military parade like one he saw in Paris

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, offering more words of praise for French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, said on Monday he was considering staging a July 4 U.S. military parade in Washington inspired by the one he saw as Macron's guest in Paris.

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U.S. Senate votes to ban Kaspersky Lab software from government networks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.

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BRIEF-Allstate says Gregg Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco has been elected to co's board of directors

* Allstate Corp - Gregg M. Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco Inc, has been elected to Allstate’s board of directors, effective October 1

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FedEx to raise shipping rates for some services

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Monday it would raise shipping rates for some of its services from Jan. 1.

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Inspired by French, Trump considering July 4 military parade in Washington

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday he was considering staging a U.S. military parade in Washington on the July 4 Independence Day holiday, inspired by the parade he saw on Bastille Day in Paris.

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BRIEF-Shipping rates to increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight services

* Shipping rates to increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight services

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JPMorgan handles bitcoin-related trades for clients despite CEO warning

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has been routing customer orders for bitcoin-related instruments, a spokesman said on Monday, despite the bank's chief executive's calling the crypto currency "a fraud."

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BRIEF-Fannie Mae ‍announces enhanced Adjustable-Rate Mortgage loan ​

* Announced a newly enhanced Hybrid Adjustable-Rate Mortgage loan aimed at serving small-loan multifamily borrowers​

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A look back at the most memorable moments at the UN

All eyes are on New York City as leaders from around the world convene at the United Nations for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. While President Donald Trump's first appearance and address -- which UN ambassador Nikki Haley has said "slaps the right people" and "hugs the right people"-- will certainly make news, the annual geopolitical gathering has a long history of headline grabbing moments.

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Cowboys extend reign as most valuable NFL team: Forbes

(Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League team for an 11th consecutive year, valued at nearly twice the league average, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes on Monday.

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Exclusive: Google offers to treat rivals equally via auction: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google has offered to display rival comparison shopping sites via an auction, as it aims to stave off further EU antitrust fines, four people familiar with the matter said.

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BRIEF-AbbVie announces positive topline results from phase 3 trial evaluating Venclexta/Venclyxto tablets in combination with Rituxan

* AbbVie announces positive topline results from phase 3 trial evaluating Venclexta™/Venclyxto™ (Venetoclax) tablets in combination with Rituxan® (Rituximab) for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic Leukemia

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Republicans Demand Another Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

If the Senate does not vote by the end of next week, repealing the law would require 60 votes, not a simple majority.

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Credit reporting companies should register with New York: governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state and comply with its cyber security rules, he said in a statement on Monday.

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Uber faces big jump in fees if London license is renewed

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber will face a big jump in the fee it pays to operate in London to 2.9 million pounds if the ride hailing company is granted a new license by the city's transport authority.

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Exclusive: Google offers to display rival sites via auction - sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google has offered to display rival shopping comparison sites via an auction in order to comply with an EU antitrust order to stop favoring its own shopping service, four people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast's Piriform says

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers broke into British company Piriform's free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday.

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BRIEF-GM Canada says were not able to complete agreement with Unifor

* General Motors says were not able to complete agreement with Unifor; encourage Unifor to resume negotiations, continue working together to secure agreement Source: http://bit.ly/2ftJRl5 Further company coverage:

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Too soon to determine risks of central bank-issued cryptocurrencies: BIS

LONDON (Reuters) - It is too soon to determine whether central banks should issue their own cryptocurrencies, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, as the risks could not yet be fully assessed and the technology underpinning them is still unproven.

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Irma has left Barbuda uninhabitable

For the first time in 300 years, no one is living on the Caribbean island of Barbuda because of the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma.

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Waymo seeks delay in self-driving trade secret trial against Uber

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit said critical new evidence it recently obtained in a trade secret lawsuit against Uber means a U.S. judge should postpone a trial of the case set to begin next month.

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Equifax two top technology executives leave company 'effective immediately'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Equifax said on Friday that it made changes in its top management as part of its review of a massive data breach, with two technology and security executives leaving the company "effective immediately."

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Table for Three: Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking)

The former presidential candidate and the politically active actress discuss the hurt of the 2016 election and how they are both moving on.

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Simone Rocha on the Importance of Comfortable Shoes

Other secrets from inside her all-female studio include how she creates a collection and what her father taught her.

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Equifax's information, security heads to retire immediately: CNBC, citing DJ

(Reuters) - Credit score company Equifax Inc's chief information officer and chief security officer will retire effective immediately, CNBC said on Friday, citing Dow Jones.

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GM's Cruise aims to open self-driving tests to public; timing unclear

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, is working to open an internal ride-hailing service to people outside the company, aiming to join a small group of autonomous vehicle developers testing their technology with the public.

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Google disables offensive ad keywords found by BuzzFeed

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it had disabled a "majority" of the offensive keywords that BuzzFeed found could be used by advertisers to target people searching for racist and anti-Semitic topics.

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Sanders defends saying the tweets are a fireable offense

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends her comments that ESPN host Jemele Hill's "white supremacist" remarks were a "fireable offense."

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BRIEF-Raytheon says will provide services to National Weather Service​

* Under $269 million contract, co's intelligence, information and services business will provide services to national weather service​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 7-Oil holds near five-month high in most bullish week since July

* U.S. drillers cut most oil rigs since January -Baker Hughes (Updates with data on U.S. drilling)

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SoFi CEO Cagney to step down immediately

(Reuters) - Online lender Social Finance, which is currently investigating claims of sexual harassment by employees, said on Friday its chief executive, Mike Cagney resigned, effectively immediately.

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Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach and, along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to give consumers the ability to freeze their credit for free.

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U.S. push for self-driving law exposes regulatory divide

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Congress moves quickly to pass the first federal law governing self-driving cars, some state and city officials are pushing back over fears that the measure will limit their ability to regulate vehicle safety at the local level.

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Rolls fixes Airbus A350-1000 engine glitch after test delay

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is set to start long-distance trials for its newest passenger plane after engine maker Rolls-Royce fixed a problem that had disrupted flight testing, the companies said on Friday.

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BRIEF-‍Samsung Electronics America says Samsung Galaxy Note8 available in stores and online starting Friday

* Galaxy Note8 will be available for purchase starting friday at AT&T, Sprint, Straight Talk Wireless, T-mobile, among others Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BMW says car keys may be replaced by mobile phone apps

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company's board member responsible for sales told Reuters.

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Beijing crypto-currency exchanges told to announce trading stop by Friday: Securities Times

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have ordered Beijing-based crypto-currency exchanges to cease trading and to tell users by Friday about when trading will end, the Securities Times newspaper reported citing industry sources and a government notice.

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BRIEF-iPhone X will be available to pre-order at Telus on Oct 27​

* Telus Corp - ‍iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus arrive at Telus on Friday, September 22; telus to also offer apple watch series 3​

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Angry Birds maker Rovio moves forward with $1 billion IPO

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd set a price range on Friday for its planned listing that would value the maker of "Angry Birds" at up to $1.1 billion, well below potential values cited in media reports.

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Global e-commerce firms to be liable for Turkey tax under draft law: finance minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Global e-commerce companies will be liable for taxes on goods sold directly to Turkish customers under a draw law proposed by Turkey's government, Finance Minister Naci Agbal said on Friday.

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Angry Birds maker Rovio sets price range for $1 billion IPO

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment Ltd on Friday set the initial price range for its planned IPO which would value the company at around 1 billion dollars.

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EU to set out options for heftier online giant tax bills: Moscovici

TALLINN (Reuters) - The European Commission will prepare in the coming days a list of legal options on how to make digital multinationals, like Google and Facebook, pay more tax, the commissioner responsible for taxation said on Friday.

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China body calls digital tokens risky, two bitcoin platforms to shut

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's state-backed internet finance body said on Friday "stateless" digital tokens such as bitcoin posed risks as they could be used for illegal actions, and rules are needed to support the development of "legal" digital currencies.

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BRIEF-Fujifilm says receives favorable final initial determination in U.S. ITC case against Sony

* Fujifilm Corporation says receives favorable final initial determination in United States ITC case against Sony Corporation Further company coverage:,

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Mazda to make all models hybrid, electric by early 2030s: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp plans to make all of its vehicles electric-based, including petrol hybrids, by the early 2030s, Japanese media reported on Friday, as more automakers shift strategies to meet tightening global emission regulations.

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Bain says Dell, other tech firms join its bid for Toshiba chip unit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bain Capital, now in the lead to buy Toshiba Corp's prized memory chip unit, said on Friday it has brought in Dell Inc and other tech firms as new members of its consortium to bolster its bid.

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China internet finance body suggests framework for virtual currencies

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's internet finance body has urged Chinese regulators to create a tougher framework of regulations to support the development of digital currencies amid Beijing's crackdown on trading on virtual tender such as bitcoin.

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BRIEF-JD.com, JD finance and Central Group to launch E-commerce and Fintech services joint ventures in Thailand

* JD.com, JD finance and Central Group to launch E-commerce and Fintech services joint ventures in Thailand

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Mazda to make hybrid, electric cars by early 2030s: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp plans to make its vehicle models electric-based, including petrol hybrids, by the early 2030s, Japan's Kyodo News reported on Friday.

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Portland probe finds Uber used software to evade 16 government officials

(Reuters) - A sweeping investigation by the city of Portland, Oregon, found that Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] used a software tool to intentionally evade 16 government officials whose job it was to regulate the ride-services company, city officials said on Thursday.

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Bain says would honor Western Digital contract in Toshiba chip venture

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bain Capital confirmed it brought in several strategic partners to bolster its bid for Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, after the Japanese company agreed to accelerate talks with a group led by the U.S. private equity firm.

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Portland probe finds Uber used software to evade 16 govt officials

Sept 14 (Reuters) - A sweeping investigation by the city of Portland, Oregon, found that Uber Technologies Inc used a software tool to intentionally evade 16 government officials whose job it was to regulate the ride-services company, city officials said on Thursday.

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China state planner says drafting intelligent car strategy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state planner has begun drafting a strategy to spur development of intelligent cars in the world's top automotive market, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

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Considered Vulnerable, Mobile Homes Are Battered but Largely Intact

Hurricane Andrew ravaged thousands of mobile homes in 1992. But changes were made, and the Florida’s 850,000 mobile homes seemed to fair better during Irma.

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Oracle's profit, cloud growth forecasts drag down shares

(Reuters) - Oracle Corp forecast current-quarter adjusted profit largely below Wall Street's estimates and indicated to slowing growth in its soaring cloud business, sending the company's shares down as much as 5 percent in aftermarket trading.

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FTC probes Equifax, top Democrat likens it to Enron

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign.

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BRIEF-IKANG QTRLY NON-GAAP INCOME PER ADS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS WERE $0.06

* IKANG ANNOUNCES UNAUDITED FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FISCAL FIRST QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2017

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Senate candidate suggested 9/11 might have been God's punishment

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore suggested earlier this year that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks might have happened because the US had distanced itself from God.

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Kaspersky Lab co-founder accepts invitation to testify to U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said on Thursday he accepted an invitation to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of his company's products, but that he needed an expedited visa in order to do so.

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Oracle's profit beats as shift to cloud gains momentum

(Reuters) - Oracle Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as the business software maker's years-long efforts to switch to the cloud helped boost revenue.

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Kaspersky Lab co-founder invited to testify to Congress later this month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, was invited on Thursday to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of its products.

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Uber, Waymo clash over key evidence in self-driving trial

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has asked a U.S. judge to exclude evidence from an upcoming trade-secrets trial about how a former engineer downloaded thousands of confidential files from Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit before eventually joining Uber.

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BRIEF-Weyerhaeuser says all lands in Western Montana have been reopened to public access

* Says effective immediately all lands in Western Montana have been reopened to public access

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Mapping firm HERE looks beyond driverless cars

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany's premium carmakers, aims to expand its business not only to offer navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek told Reuters.

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U.S. action against Kaspersky Lab is unfair competition: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. action against Kaspersky Lab is designed to undermine the competitive position of Russian firms worldwide and amounts to unfair competition, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Mylan expands women's healthcare portfolio with launch of generic Minastrin 24 FE tablets

* Mylan expands women's healthcare portfolio with launch of generic Minastrin 24 FE tablets

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BRIEF-Verizon says Apple iPhone 8 avaliable to pre-order on Sept. 15

* Verizon says Apple iPhone 8 avaliable to pre-order on Sept. 15 - tweet‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/1RZFjPX) Further company coverage:

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Verizon has moved on from plans to acquire cable companies: CEO

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that it has moved on from plans to acquire cable companies and instead will focus on building out its own fiber infrastructure.

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BRIEF-Magna Terra Minerals Inc says ‍common shares have been accepted for trading on Bolsa De Comercio De Santiago​

* Magna Terra Minerals Inc - ‍common shares have been accepted for trading on Bolsa De Comercio De Santiago​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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London Mayor tight-lipped on pending Uber license decision

LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to comment on Thursday whether taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] will have its license renewed ahead of a decision due by the end of month, saying that giving a running commentary could prompt legal action afterwards.

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Turkey remains dependable ally in NATO, Erdogan spokesman says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey remains a dependable member of the NATO alliance, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday, after Western allies expressed concern over Ankara's decision to procure a missile defence system from Russia.

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BRIEF-Vistra to buy corporate services business from Deutsche Bank

* Vistra to acquire corporate services business from Deutsche Bank

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Trump Contradicts Democrats, Says No Deal on ‘Dreamers’ Has Been Made

President Trump said there would need to be a larger agreement on border security for any deal on young undocumented immigrants.

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London Mayor gives nothing away on pending Uber license decision

LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to comment on Thursday whether taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] will have its license renewed ahead of a decision due by the end of month, saying that giving a running commentary could prompt legal action afterwards.

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London Mayor gives nothing away on pending Uber licence decision

LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to comment on Thursday whether taxi app Uber will have its licence renewed ahead of a decision due by the end of month, saying that giving a running commentary could prompt legal action afterwards.

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France sees more EU states joining push over tax on online giants

PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he expected more EU countries to join in the coming days a French-led push to tighten the taxation of online giants like Google and Amazon.

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Germany's Siemens to set up robotics research center in China

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial group Siemens said on Thursday it was setting up a robotics research center in China, the world's biggest market for industrial robots.

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Australian media wins relaxed ownership laws, but online rivals' threat to stay

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's big media players have won long-sought reforms that will allow them to boost market share by facilitating consolidation, although doubts remain on whether the changes can stem the declines at the moguls' ageing empires.

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JP Morgan says no plans to take control of Ubisoft despite stake

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. bank JP Morgan said it had no plans to take control of video games maker Ubisoft, making the statement after a disclosure that it indirectly held about 11 percent of Ubisoft's shares.

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SoftBank's Vision Fund considers $500 million investment in ZhongAn IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - SoftBank Vision Fund, the world's largest private equity fund, is considering a $500 million investment in the Hong Kong initial public offering of ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd, China's first internet-only insurer, IFR reported on Thursday, citing people close to the deal.

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Finnish aid worker kidnapped in Kabul has been released: ministry

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in May has been released, the foreign ministry in Helsinki said on Thursday.

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The Breakdown: ‘Tiny Home’: Affordable, Stylish — but a Bit Too Easy to Steal

The police in Australia have arrested a man in the theft of a 1.5-ton Canberra home, which was hauled cross-country before they caught up with it.

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Clinton: 'If I had been elected ...'

Hillary Clinton spoke openly about the US political climate in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. These are some of the most notable moments.

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Google to launch mobile payment service in India: report

(Reuters) - Google plans to introduce a localized digital payment service in India as early as next week, technology website TechCrunch reported, citing a report from news site The Ken.

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Toshiba says Western Digital overstating rights over chip business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said its business partner Western Digital Corp had been "persistently" overstating its rights over a memory chip unit that the Japanese firm is looking to offload, showing the two remain at loggerheads over the $18 billion sale.

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Equifax says web server vulnerability led to hack

(Reuters) - Credit reporting company Equifax Inc blamed a web server vulnerability in its open-source software, called Apache Struts, for the recent data breach that compromised personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers.

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BRIEF-Cyient signs deal to sell 49 pct stake in Infotech Aerospace Services to Pratt & Whitney

* Says signs agreement to sell its 49 percent stake in Infotech Aerospace Services to Pratt & Whitney

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Customs officers charged in 'rape table' incidents

Three Customs and Border Protection agents were arrested after allegedly assaulting two of their fellow colleagues in hazing-type incidents that involved what was referred to as a "rape table" at their office in Newark Liberty International Airport, according to a press release from the US Attorney's Office.

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Comments by Jemele Hill of ESPN a ‘Fireable Offense,’ White House Says

Hill, who co-hosts the 6 p.m. edition of “SportsCenter,” posted a series of disparaging statements about President Trump on Twitter.

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Equifax CEO to testify to Congress as states begin probes

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax Inc's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans and sent shares of the credit reporting company tumbling.

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Healthcare tech company Navicure nears deal to buy ZirMed: sources

(Reuters) - Navicure, a healthcare technology company backed by Bain Capital, is nearing a deal to acquire healthcare revenue management company ZirMed Inc that will value it at around $750 million, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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U.S. banking regulator not ready for fintech charter applications

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. banking regulator, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency, said on Wednesday that he is not ready to accept applications from financial technology companies seeking a special purpose federal charter.

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Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications.

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Equifax CEO to testify before House panel on hack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel said Wednesday the chief executive of Equifax will testify about a massive data breach that impacted up to 143 million Americans at an Oct. 3 hearing, as the company's shares fell another 14.6 percent amid pressure on the company to explain its handling of the hack.

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UK's Addison Lee takes premium car service brand to New York

LONDON (Reuters) - London-based premium car service Addison Lee has picked New York as the first overseas market where corporate customers will be able to book its branded vehicles, taking on the likes of Uber.

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Single payer is the fight Democrats have been waiting for

Sen. Bernie Sanders is making a big move to push for "Medicare for All." His plan would gradually expand the health care plan originally enacted in Lyndon Johnson's presidency, with new portions of the population being brought in incrementally over a four-year period. The legislation has 15 co-sponsors, including some high-profile Democrats like Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, who believe this is the best solution to our nation's health care problems.

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Trump bars Chinese firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S. chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose deals that involve technologies with potential military applications.

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Rhode Island joins U.S. states investigating Equifax data breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rhode Island said on Wednesday that it had joined a group of states probing the Equifax data breach, as the credit company's shares fell another 14 percent amid growing pressure to explain its handling of the hack.

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Sarah Sanders: ESPN host's tweets a fireable offense

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TABLE-Mexico sets Oct Maya price for international buyers

MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex revised its October term pricing formulas for crude oil shipped to customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company said on Wednesday. The following table lists the adjustments to price constants for Pemex's international buyers: DESTINATION SEPT CONSTANT OCT CONSTANT ---------------- ---------------- --------------- - AME

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UPDATE 2-Turboprop planemaker ATR says demand sufficient to keep production stable

* Regulation tussle with EU holding up sales to China (Adds Iran taking delivery of two more aircraft)

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Trump steps up talks with Democrats on taxes as timetable set

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his outreach to Democrats to try to make good on a campaign promise for major tax cuts, while fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives promised an outline of a tax plan in two weeks.

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EU plans more robust security to shore up cyber defenses

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Growing cyber crime has spurred proposals to strengthen the European Union's specially dedicated security agency and set up a fund to help countries who suffer such attacks.

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China's internet finance body urges members not to deal in cryptocurrencies

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's internet finance association on Wednesday urged its members not to take part in any centralized virtual currency trading or provide services involving cryptocurrency trading due to the financial and social risks.

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EU lost up to 5.4 billion euros in tax revenues from Google, Facebook: report

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states could have lost 5.4 billion euros in tax revenues from Google and Facebook between 2013 and 2015, according to a report of the EU lawmaker responsible for a corporate tax reform that could raise online giants' tax bill.

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CORRECTED-Turboprop planemaker ATR says enough demand to keep production stable

PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - ATR, the world's largest maker of turboprop planes, said demand in Asia as well as its first U.S. deal in 20 years, will help it maintain production levels following a drop in 2016.

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Uber's bid to move Waymo court fight to arbitration denied by appeals court

(Reuters) - Uber Technology Inc's attempt to move its high-profile trade secrets dispute with Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo to private arbitration was denied again by a U.S. federal appeals court on Wednesday.

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Trump talks to Democrats as Republicans set tax plan timetable

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pressed ahead with his outreach to Democrats to try to make good on a campaign promise for major tax cuts, while fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives promised an outline of a tax plan in two weeks.

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UPDATE 1-Uber's bid to move Waymo court fight to arbitration denied by appeals court

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Uber Technology Inc's attempt to move its high-profile trade secrets dispute with Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo to private arbitration was denied again by a U.S. federal appeals court on Wednesday.

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Facebook Moves to Keep Ads From Running on Objectionable Videos

The social network, which hopes video will become an increasingly part of its business, said it would limit ads from appearing on unsuitable content.

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Facebook to clamp down on who can cash in on ads

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook said on Wednesday it would introduce tougher rules on who can make money from advertising on its network, responding to criticism that it makes it too easy for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to cash in.

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Turboprop planemaker ATR says enough demand to keep production stable

PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - ATR, the world's largest maker of turboprop planes, said demand in Asia and Latin America as well as its first U.S. deal in 20 years, will help it maintain production levels following a big drop in 2016.

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Portable Czech brewery brings home-made beer garden dreams a step closer

PRAGUE (Reuters) - For beer lovers who dream of brewing their own pint, a portable brewery from the Czech Republic may be just the thing - if they have $124,000 to spare.

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China set for ethanol binge as Beijing pumps up renewable fuel drive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.

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Toshiba in chip talks with Bain, but doesn't rule out other suitors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to focus on selling its prized chips unit to a group led by Bain Capital and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix , although it is not ruling out a deal with other bidders.

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China beefs up cyber defenses with centralized threat database

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it will create a national data repository for information on cyber attacks and require telecom firms, internet companies and domain name providers to report threats to it.

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Exclusive: Scandal-hit Vietnam official had been cleared by previous government

(Reuters) - A former Vietnamese official who Germany says was kidnapped in Berlin to face charges in Hanoi over financial losses at a state construction firm had been cleared of wrongdoing by the previous government, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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Toshiba to focus on chip talks with Bain, but doesn't rule out other suitors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to focus on selling its prized chips unit to a group led by Bain Capital and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix , although it is not ruling out a deal with other bidders.

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Bell Pottinger, British P.R. Firm for Questionable Clients, Collapses

The firm’s financial failure was hastened by a race-baiting campaign it undertook in South Africa that spiraled into a disaster.

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China sets up first 'commercial' quantum network for secure communications

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set up its first "commercial" quantum network in its northern province of Shandong, state media said, the country's latest step in advancing a technology expected to enable "hack proof" communications.

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Toshiba to step up chip talks with Bain, Western Digital still in running: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp has signed a memorandum to step up talks to sell its memory chip business to a group led by private equity firm Bain Capital and chipmaker SK Hynix Inc , the Nikkei newspaper said on Wednesday.