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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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Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond's budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence and telecommunications, the finance ministry said on Sunday.

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The President's aides try to prevent comparisons to Trump, who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

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Brazil speaker wants city rules for Uber, other car-hailing apps

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's lower house of Congress said on Friday he hopes that the chamber will undo amendments by the Senate to a bill regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

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Victoria's Secret is struggling because women want to be comfortable

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Tesla's unfettered ambition to drain finances: analysts

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc will face further questions about how fast it is burning through its cash pile and how soon it will have to ask creditors and shareholders for more after it unveiled its latest electric vehicles.

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Google buys plot near Apple's planned Danish data center

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it has bought a plot of land in southern Denmark adjacent to a planned Apple Inc data center to make sure it has the option of building one there too.

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Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection Monday to stay listed-sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate to remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.

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Sixers' Embiid thriving in role as likeable villain

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid has positioned himself as the NBA's most charming villain: trash-talking, tweeting, and smiling his way to his own brand of entertaining dominance.

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Toyota and Suzuki in tie-up to sell electric vehicles in India

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp have agreed to cooperate in selling electric vehicles in India from around 2020, they said on Friday, aiming to give each other a leg up in emerging markets and low-emission technology.

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Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

LONDON (Reuters) - Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off.

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BRIEF-Abercrombie & Fitch reports ‍comparable sales for Q3 up 4 pct

* Q3 adjusted non-GAAP earnings per share $0.30 excluding items

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BRIEF-‍Moody's concludes review and downgrades Omantel to Baa3, outlook stable​

* ‍Moody's concludes review and downgrades Omantel to Baa3; outlook stable​

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SAP sees margins flattening out in fourth quarter: CFO

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Business software company SAP sees the potential for profit margins to hit bottom during the fourth quarter after three years of declines, with improving profits to begin to show up in 2018, Chief Financial Officer Luka Mucic said on Friday.

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Chip gear maker Applied Materials posts strong results, forecast

(Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results and gave a strong current-quarter forecast as the world's largest supplier of tools to make semiconductors enjoys strong demand in its chip and display businesses.

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Franken accuser: 'I've been angry about it' for 10 years

Leeann Tweeden, who has said that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped her, said Thursday that Franken's forced kiss on her years ago was "persistent" and "uncomfortable."

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Chip gear maker Applied Materials up after strong results, forecast

(Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results and gave a strong current-quarter forecast as the world's largest supplier of tools to make semiconductors enjoys strong demand in its chip and display businesses.

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U.S. regulator votes to loosen media ownership rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to remove key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media.

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Traditional banks should help govern fintech: Fed's Brainard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Traditional lenders should demand that online financial companies protect consumer privacy and money interests, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Thursday.

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Qualcomm could win EU approval for NXP by end of year: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc may win European Union approval for its bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV by the end of the year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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FCC votes to loosen media ownership rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to undo key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media.

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ECB's Nowotny says central banks considering cryptocurrency regulation

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - European Central Bank governing council member Ewald Nowotny said on Thursday that legislators and central bankers are discussing whether they should intervene to regulate cryptocurrencies as China already has done.

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Airbnb acquires Accomable to offer home rentals for disabled travelers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business.

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'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.

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Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.

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Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technologies

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Daimler opened on Thursday a Mercedes-Benz research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.

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BRIEF-Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

* Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA and prime eligibility from EMA for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma

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China cyber watchdog rejects censorship critics, says internet must be 'orderly'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top cyber authority on Thursday rejected a recent report ranking it last out of 65 countries for press freedom, saying the internet must be "orderly" and the international community should join it in addressing fake news and other cyber issues.

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Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK , the companies said on Thursday.

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Uber's London license appeal could take years: Mayor Khan

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] appeal process against a decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its operating license in the British capital could take years, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said on Thursday.

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Has All of Opera’s Gold Already Been Mined? John Adams Thinks Not.

Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman whose new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.

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ASML expects to announce new share buyback plan in January: CFO

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML is currently buying back its own shares and expects to announce a new buyback program in January, its finance chief said on Thursday

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Oil stable as OPEC cuts counter rising U.S. supplies

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Thursday as rising U.S. crude production and inventories were countered by expectations that OPEC will extend an ongoing production cut during a meeting at the end of this month.

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China's Yixin Group rises 32 percent in Hong Kong debut

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares in Yixin Group Ltd , China's largest online car retailer, gained as much as 32 percent on their trading debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, benefiting from rising enthusiasm for technology stocks in the Asian financial hub.

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AT&T reports some U.S. customers unable to make wireless calls

Nov 15 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Wednesday said that some U.S. customers were not able to make wireless calls but that restarting their cellphones would fix the issue.

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Nats' Scherzer, Indians' Kluber win Cy Young Awards

(Reuters) - Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer won his second consecutive Cy Young Award as the National League's top pitcher on Wednesday while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians took home American League honors.

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FCC plans to vote to overturn U.S. net neutrality rules in December: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said.

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BRIEF-Teva announces prescription copay savings program for generic Gleevec tablets in the U.S.

* Teva announces prescription copay savings program for generic Gleevec® tablets in the United States Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Vodafone bets on customer data to avoid India-style price war in Italy

BARCELONA/LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone plans to use its expertise in customer data to help to fend off competition in Italy from French newcomer Iliad and avoid an India-style price war, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

Nov 15 (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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No refund for Tezos contributors, cryptocurrency broker says

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Backers of the embattled Tezos tech project should not expect to receive refunds, according to the Swiss cryptocurrency broker that helped it raise $232 million in July.

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GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

(Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

Nov 15 (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Investable Bitcoin offering now available to Goldmoney Clients

* Says Bitcoin is now available to full verified Goldmoney Holding Owners as a secure and fully-reserved offline investable asset​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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GM CEO promises profitable electric vehicles by 2021

(Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 with batteries costing about 30 percent less than those used on the current Chevrolet Bolt, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-GM CEO promises profitable electric vehicles by 2021

Nov 15 (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 with batteries costing about 30 percent less than those used on the current Chevrolet Bolt, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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Tencent's focus on digital content after stellar third quarter

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said it will invest more in its digital content businesses spanning publishing to film-making after its third quarter net profit surpassed expectations on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-UnitedHealth says ‍introduced Navigate4Me to offer personalized concierge services​

* Unitedhealth - ‍introduced Navigate4Me, to offer people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans personalized concierge services​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Viacom, Charter to renew distribution agreement

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc said on Wednesday they had agreed to a multi-year renewal of their distribution agreement.

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Sprint to offer free Hulu service in bid to compete with rivals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp will offer its unlimited data plan customers free subscriptions to the streaming service Hulu LLC, the companies said on Wednesday, marking the latest move by a U.S. wireless carrier to bundle content with mobile service.

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BRIEF-Intercontinental Exchange says Benjamin Jackson has been named president​

* Intercontinental exchange announces management team promotions

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Sun, wind and water: Africa's renewable energy set to soar by 2022

CAPE TOWN, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Strong demand is set to give a huge boost to renewable energy growth in Sub-Sahara Africa over the next five years, driving cumulative capacity up more than 70 percent, a senior international energy official said on Wednesday.

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Target's quarterly comparable sales beat estimates

(Reuters) - Target Corp reported a better-than-expected 0.9 percent rise in comparable sales, as price cuts on several everyday items helped drive traffic at its stores and website.

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Eleven Light-Years Away, an Earth-Size Planet That May Be Habitable

Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.

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Tencent third-quarter profit surges on smartphone games, payment services

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd posted a 69 percent jump in its quarterly net profit, blowing past estimates, underpinned by a strong growth in revenue from its smartphone games and payment-related services.

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Red or dead: China shoot-em-up video game plays up socialist values

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A popular Chinese video game, which involves battling other players with a variety of weapons, is showing off its red credentials after recent criticism by regulators of violent games in the world's biggest gaming market.

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Exclusive: Apple to help India develop anti-spam app after face-off with regulator

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

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Russian Twitter accounts promoted Brexit ahead of EU referendum: Times newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Twitter accounts posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit in the 48 hours around last year's referendum in an attempt to sow discord during the vote on whether to leave the European Union, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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China ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150 million from Tencent

BEIJING (Reuters) - Maoyan, one of China's biggest online ticketing platforms, on Wednesday said it has secured 1 billion yuan ($150.82 million) in funding from internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the company at 20 billion yuan.

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Technology invading nearly all U.S. jobs, even lower skilled: study

(Reuters) - Forget robots. The real transformation taking place in nearly every workplace is the invasion of digital tools.

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Britain targets tech talent by doubling visa numbers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to double the number of visas available to exceptional workers in areas like digital technology and science to 2,000 to help retain an edge after Brexit.

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Democrats concerned that Trump is too 'unstable' for nukes

Congressional lawmakers raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons during a hearing Capitol Hill Tuesday.

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About 15 percent of U.S. agencies found Kaspersky Lab software: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 15 percent of U.S. government agencies have detected some trace of Russian company Kaspersky Lab's software on their systems in a review prompted by concerns the antivirus firm is vulnerable to Kremlin influence, a security official told Congress on Tuesday.

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U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean government that have targeted the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016.

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Fire alarm causes Nadal and co. 'freezing miserableness'

LONDON (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal and the world's best men's tennis players found themselves having to endure a 4 a.m. meeting in the freezing cold after fire alarms forced them to evacuate their central London hotel on Tuesday.

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Newtown families seek to hold gun maker accountable in Connecticut court

HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A lawyer for families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting told Connecticut's highest court on Tuesday that Remington Outdoor Co [FREDM.UL] should be held responsible because its military-themed marketing was designed to appeal to young men like killer Adam Lanza.

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Dems concerned Trump too 'unstable' to be trusted with nukes

Congressional lawmakers raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons during a hearing Capitol Hill Tuesday amid bipartisan anxiety over launch process procedures and indications that the administration has considered the option of a first strike on North Korea.

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Peugeot partners with Huawei in connected-car software

PARIS (Reuters) - PSA Group will develop a secure connected vehicle system in a new partnership with Chinese telecoms company Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the French carmaker announced on Tuesday.

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Murphy: We are concerned Trump is unstable

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About 15 percent of U.S. agencies detected Kaspersky software on networks: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 15 percent of U.S. federal agencies have reported some trace of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab software on their systems, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told Congress on Tuesday.

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Services boost U.S. producer prices; underlying inflation firming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in October, driven by a surge in the cost of services, leading to the biggest annual increase in wholesale inflation in over 5-1/2 years.

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BRIEF-Google says Android Pay available in Czech Republic and Brazil, to be available in Slovakia

* Google says Android Pay now available in Czech Republic and Brazil, and soon to be available in Slovakia - blog Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hC8Qqx) Further company coverage:

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Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID 'hack'

HANOI (Reuters) - A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc's face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape.

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BRIEF-MYnd Analytics announces acquisition of Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services

* MYnd Analytics announces acquisition of Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services to expand AI & data analytics platform in telemedicine

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China's renewable energy wastage targets may be hard to meet this winter: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's target to "effectively alleviate" renewable power waste remains under pressure despite Beijing's progress in boosting renewable energy consumption in the first three quarters of the year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Austrian can't file Facebook class action suit: EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An Austrian law student cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit over alleged privacy violations in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company in his home country on his own behalf.

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Airbnb puts automatic rental cap on central Paris offers

PARIS (Reuters) - Short-term rental website Airbnb, which has been challenging traditional hotel operators such as Accor and Marriott, said it would automatically cap the number of days its hosts can rent their property each year in central Paris.

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Austrian can't file class action suit against Facebook: EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An Austrian law student cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit over alleged privacy violations in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company in his home country on his own behalf.

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Amazon sells off China cloud assets as tough new rules bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

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'The whole city has been destroyed'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled Tuesday to the areas worst hit by Sunday's devastating earthquake, where some residents say they are struggling to cope without basic necessities.

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Dutch central bank sets up 'friendly' hacking team to attack own banks: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' central bank (DNB) is setting up a team of cyber security experts and hackers to attack the country's own financial infrastructure in order to test and improve its defenses, Het Financieele Dagblad reported on Tuesday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-SoftBank says considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached

* SoftBank may not invest if not satisfied with share price terms

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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UPDATE 1-Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure

NEW DELHI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Uber's chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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Amazon to sell China cloud services unit in $300 million deal

BEIJING (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., said it would purchase Amazon's Chinese web services business for up to 2 billion yuan ($301 million), ending the U.S. firm's cloud-computing business in the country.

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UPDATE 1-SoftBank says considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached

* SoftBank may not invest if not satisfied with share price terms

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SoftBank says considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp said on Tuesday that it was considering investing in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] but there was no final agreement at this stage.

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UPDATE 11-GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

* Shares down almost 8 pct to more than 5-year low (Adds investor comment in paragraphs 8-9)

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BRIEF-Universal Hospital Services Q3 revenue rises 4.9 pct

* Universal Hospital Services reports 2017 third quarter results

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Travelers says it's in 'right spot' for cyber insurance exposure

(Reuters) - Travelers Cos Inc is not looking to expand its cyber insurance business and must be "respectful and prudent" about the risks involved, the head of its specialty insurance practice said on Monday.

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UPDATE 9-GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

* Shares down almost 8 pct to more than 5-year low (Adds analyst comment, detail on businesses)

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BlackRock's Fink says bitcoin thrives on its anonymity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin, whose value has fluctuated significantly this month, remains a "speculative" investment that thrives because of its anonymous nature, BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Monday.

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure - sources

NEW DELHI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Uber's chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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Why Richard Avedon’s Work Has Never Been More Relevant

The photographer’s social conscience, revealed in a show at Pace/MacGill and a new edition of “Nothing Personal,” deepens his enduring legacy.

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UPDATE 8-GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

* Shares down 6 pct to more than 5-year low (Adds details on job cuts)

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BRIEF-QTS ENTERS STRATEGIC COLLABORATION WITH AMAZON WEB SERVICES

* QTS ENTERS STRATEGIC COLLABORATION WITH AMAZON WEB SERVICES TO DELIVER COLOCATION TO CLOUD CUSTOMERS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Insurer Travelers says it's in "right spot" for cyber insurance exposure

(Reuters) - Travelers Companies Inc is "just in the right spot" for managing its exposure to the cyber insurance market, the head of its specialty insurance practice said on Monday.

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GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

(Reuters) - General Electric Co will radically shrink to focus on aviation, power and healthcare, betting on sectors it thinks it can make profits in, as the most famous U.S. conglomerate tries to revive its share price after a decade and a half of stagnation.

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UPDATE 7-GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

* Shares down 6 pct to more than 5-year low (Adds CEO comment, corporate job cuts)

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Trump Chooses Alex Azar for Health and Human Services Secretary

President Trump nominated a pharmaceutical executive to be the next secretary of the Health and Human Services Department.

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Malaysia's CIMB says backup tapes containing banking customer data lost

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd on Monday said some magnetic tapes containing backup customer data were lost during routine operations, adding that there has been no evidence so far that any data has been compromised.

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China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday.

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EU wants feedback on impact of fake news to help draft strategy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is seeking feedback on the impact of fake news as part of a move to help the bloc's 500 million citizens assess news sources and make sure that social platforms such as Facebook live up to their responsibilities.

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BRIEF-GlaxoSmithkline receives European marketing authorisation for self-injectable formulation of Benlysta for treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus

* RECEIVES EUROPEAN MARKETING AUTHORISATION FOR SELF-INJECTABLE FORMULATION OF BENLYSTA FOR TREATMENT OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS​

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EU markets agency warns new crypto coins could prove worthless

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's top markets regulator has warned investors about the pitfalls of buying newly issued crypto coins, an experimental and unregulated form of online crowd funding particularly used by start-up businesses.

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China to resolve renewable energy waste problem by 2020: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to resolve the problem of wasted power in its renewable energy sector by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Monday.

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Think bitcoin's getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.

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UPDATE 3-Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and which would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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Backing Big Brother: Chinese facial recognition firms appeal to funds

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Buoyed by China’s plans to build a ubiquitous CCTV surveillance network, Chinese and some foreign investors are pouring money into start-up technology firms that specialize in facial recognition software.

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BRIEF-Uber says it has received investment from consortium led by SoftBank

* Uber says it entered into an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer on a potential investment- Spokesman‍​

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UPDATE 2-Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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UPDATE 1-Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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Uber board has struck an agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technolgies Inc's [UBER.UL] warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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Uber Is Close to Deal to Sell Stake to SoftBank

An agreement paves the way for the ride-hailing company to make sweeping governance changes and to go public by 2019.

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London mayor supports compromise efforts between regulator and Uber

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday he supported efforts by the city's transport regulator Transport for London to try to reach a compromise with Uber after the taxi app confirmed it would appeal in a running row over workers' rights.

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China shopping festival smashes record with $25 billion haul

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba , the Chinese e-commerce giant, said on Saturday its Singles' Day sales extravaganza hit $25.4 billion, smashing its own record from last year and cementing it as the world's biggest shopping event.

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China shopping festival smashes record at halfway mark

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba , the Chinese e-commerce giant, said its Singles' Day sales surged past last year's total just after midday Saturday, hitting a record $18 billion, pointing to a likely giant haul for the world's biggest shopping event.

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China's 24-hour online shopping binge nears $16 billion

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw its Singles' Day sales hit $16 billion by mid-morning on Saturday after racing to a billion dollars in just two minutes after the world's biggest shopping spree opened at midnight.

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BRIEF-PayPal announces ‍suspension of services by TIO Networks

* Suspension of services by TIO is a result of PayPal's discovery of security vulnerabilities on TIO platform​

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US troops killed in ambush may have been on unapproved mission

Military investigators looking at the Niger mission that killed four US troops are aiming to determine whether the Green Beret-led team had proper authorization and the most current intelligence about ISIS in the area before they went to a deserted camp to look for evidence of extremist activity, two US officials told CNN.

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Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than $1,000 down from an all-time high hit on Wednesday, as some traders dumped it for a clone called Bitcoin Cash, sending its value up around a third.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Thanksgiving Casserole for Everyone at the Table

Wild rice, white beans, mushrooms and spinach make for an adaptable, festive dish for the holiday and beyond.

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BRIEF-MESOBLAST PHASE 2 TRIAL RESULTS SHOW DURABLE EFFECTS IN ARTHRITIS PATIENTS

* MESOBLAST PHASE 2 TRIAL RESULTS SHOW EARLY AND DURABLE EFFECTS OF SINGLE MESENCHYMAL PRECURSOR CELL INFUSION IN BIOLOGIC REFRACTORY RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENTS

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Father-son team plans Antarctic trek powered by renewable energy

LONDON (Reuters) - With solar panels tacked to their sledges and a biofuel made from wood chips to keep them warm, a British father and son duo will attempt to reach the South Pole relying solely on green energy.

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Russian retailer M.Video in preliminary talks with Alibaba: spokesman

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest electronics retailer M.Video is in preliminary talks with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba about possible cooperation, an M.Video spokesman said on Friday.

Television nytimes.com

A Word With: Nick Kroll Still Isn’t Over Puberty. Just Ask His Therapist.

Nick Kroll talks about Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” some lingering boyhood humiliations, the future of “Oh, Hello,” and why everyone likes the Rock.

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Germany needs 20 billion euros for broadband upgrade: document

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs to invest some 20 billion euros ($23 billion) by 2025 on a national broadband upgrade, four parties seeking to form a coalition government said on Friday in a document seen by Reuters.

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Equifax warns data breach will harm future sales

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Friday warned that this year's massive data breach will harm future sales, saying it will reduce revenue in the current fourth quarter by 3 percent to 4 percent.

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BRIEF-J.C. Penney reports a 1.7 pct increase in comparable sales for Q3

* J.C. Penney reports a 1.7 percent increase in comparable sales for the third quarter 2017

Car Services and Livery Cabs nytimes.com

Uber Drivers Aren’t Independent Contractors, U.K. Tribunal Rules

The decision, which affirmed a ruling made last year, casts doubt on a hiring model used by many “gig economy” businesses.

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German investigators shut down illegal file-sharing site

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German investigators shut down an illegal file-sharing site with around 27,000 members as part of a police sting targeting 42 suspects across Germany, the Frankfurt attorney general's office said on Friday.

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Uber loses UK appeal bid to overturn workers' rights decision

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] lost an appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by a tribunal which said its drivers deserved workers' rights such as the minimum wage, in a blow to the taxi app as it also battles to keep its license in London.

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Trump: US has not been treated fairly by WTO

During the APEC CEO summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, President Donald Trump accuses the World Trade Organization of treating the United States unfairly.

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Philippine militants sought July deal to end Marawi conflict, intermediaries say

MANILA (Reuters) - Islamic State-inspired militants who battled troops in a southern Philippine city for 154 days sought a way out two months into the fierce conflict, but the government ignored their proposal, a separatist negotiator and a minister said.

Uber Technologies Inc nytimes.com

Modern Love: When Your Uber Driver Brings a Time Machine

A woman is plunged into her tumultuous past when she gets a ride to the airport from a man intimately connected to her divorce.

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SoFi drops plans to enter Australia, Canada

(Reuters) - Online lender Social Finance Inc said on Thursday it is pulling back from expanding into Australia and Canada as previously planned, choosing instead to focus on improving its core lending products like student loans and mortgages in its home market.

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British official urges social media companies to block militant content

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks.

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Chipmaker Nvidia tops estimates on gaming, data center boost

(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp's quarterly profit and revenue topped market estimates and the chipmaker also gave a strong revenue forecast for the current quarter, powered by demand for its graphics chips used in gaming and data centers.

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Uber boss says U.S. market unprofitable amid tough competition from Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will continue to lose money in its home market for at least the next six months as rival Lyft Inc poses a fierce competitive challenge, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Thursday in his first public comments since taking the top job at Uber two months ago.

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Disney profit, revenue misses Street as cable business weighs

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co reported lower-than expected quarterly revenue and profit on Thursday, dragged down by a poor performance at its cable business, including a drop in subscribers at ESPN.

Brain nytimes.com

On the Table, the Brain Appeared Normal

But it was profoundly damaged. Taken from a 27-year-old man who was a star of his profession before hanging himself, the brain became an object of fascination.

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Your internal body clock may be able to heal you

Circadian rhythms control your sleep and wake cycles as well as guide essential bodily functions including metabolism, blood pressure and even the individual cell-level work done by your genes.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) nytimes.com

Pace of Sign-Ups Under Affordable Care Act Blows Past Prior Years

In the first four days of open enrollment, the Trump administration said, 601,462 people selected health plans in the federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov.

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Sling TV gains help Dish ride out Maria losses

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp lost fewer-than-expected subscribers in the third quarter as its internet-based service Sling TV attracted more customers, offsetting a temporary hit from Hurricane Maria.

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Tencent-backed search firm Sogou jumps 10 percent in U.S. market debut

(Reuters) - China-based Sogou Inc's shares rose more than 10 percent in their U.S. market debut, as investors expect a massive base of Chinese smartphone users to help the Tencent-backed search engine company narrow the gap with market leader Baidu.

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BRIEF-Uber CEO says bringing in Softbank would be good thing - NYT Dealbook Conference‍​

* Uber CEO at NYT Dealbook Conference‍​ says after two months, feels better at where company is, than when he came into company- CNBC

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ChargePoint partners with TSG as part of European expansion

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - ChargePoint, a U.S. maker and operator of electric vehicle charging stations, said on Thursday it struck a deal with petrol station service group Technical Services Group (TSG), marking the latest step in the group's European expansion efforts.

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Mobile-app errors expose data on 180 million phones: security firm

(Reuters) - Up to 180 million smart phone owners are at risk of having some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a simple coding error in at least 685 mobile apps, cyber-security firm Appthority warned on Thursday.

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BRIEF-LIBERTY MEDIA REPORTS Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIBERTY SIRIUSXM GROUP $0.06

* LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

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Founder of web browser Opera says worried about online privacy

LISBON (Reuters) - People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday.

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Lower churn helps Dish ride out Maria losses

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp gained subscribers in the mainland United States in the third quarter and reduced the rate at which it lost existing customers, offsetting a hit to offshore business from Hurricane Maria.

AT&T Inc nytimes.com

Live Interviews With C.E.O.s of AT&T, Uber and More: DealBook Conference

Get a preview of what they and other power-brokers will say at our conference today. And meet the new DealBook, now covering the intersection of business and policy.

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AccorHotels drops booking service for independent hoteliers

PARIS (Reuters) - AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotel group, said on Thursday it would pull the plug on an online service that enables independent hotels to offer rooms on its booking website because the scheme had failed to meet expectations.

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Amid Trump cuts, Uber kicks off campaign to enroll drivers in Obamacare

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and some smaller technology companies are launching campaigns to publicize Obamacare enrollment among their contract workers after the Trump administration slashed government marketing for the health program by 90 percent.

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Peugeot speeds Opel technology shift to cut emissions

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - Peugeot maker PSA Group vowed to move Opel/Vauxhall models onto its own technology faster than initially planned to improve their emissions performance and secure promised savings from its acquisition of the loss-making German carmaker.

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Vodafone challenges BT with UK fibre broadband plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone will partner with fibre network developer CityFibre to bring ultrafast broadband to 5 million UK homes and businesses by 2025, in a direct challenge to dominant rival BT .

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Minor train disruption rattles Singapore's reputation for glitch-free services

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is grappling with a controversy that refuses to go away, a month after rainwater flooded a tunnel of its mass rapid transit (MRT) service, leading to the partial suspension of train runs at weekends.

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Vodafone and CityFibre partner on ultrafast broadband in UK

LONDON (Reuters) - British telecoms giant Vodafone said on Thursday it would partner with CityFibre, a wholesale fiber network infrastructure provider, to bring ultrafast broadband to up to 5 million homes and businesses in Britain by 2025.

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China electric car startup Nio raises over $1 billion from Tencent, others: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese electric vehicle startup Nio has raised more than $1 billion in its latest fundraising round, led by existing investor Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the firm at about $5 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Tencent sees video games, more ads in Snapchat's future

SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it could help Snapchat owner Snap Inc publish video games and improve ad sales after acquiring a 12 percent stake in the U.S. social media network.

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Toshiba quarterly profit jumps on strong memory chip demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp reported a 76 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit which it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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Toshiba first-half profit more than doubles on strong memory chip demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Thursday that first-half operating profit had more than doubled, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit that it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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Rise of the machines: Philippine outsourcing industry braces for AI

MANILA (Reuters) - The outsourcing industry in the Philippines, which has dethroned India as the country with the most call centers in the world, is worried that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) will eat into the $23 billion sector.

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Tencent says it wants to cooperate with Snap on games

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese tech firm Tencent Holdings Ltd said in a statement on Thursday it wanted to use its expanded stake in Snapchat owner Snap Inc to explore cooperation on mobile games publishing and a news feed.

False Arrests, Convictions and Imprisonments nytimes.com

Rule Would Push Prosecutors to Release Evidence Favorable to Defense

The measure published by New York’s top judge requires judges to order prosecutors to search their files and disclose all evidence that could help defense in a timely manner.

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BRIEF-GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc reports qtrly earnings per share ‍$0.17​

* GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc releases financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017

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BRIEF-Select Energy Services qtrly ‍class A-diluted EPS $0.04​

* Select Energy Services Inc - qtrly ‍class A-diluted earnings per share $0.04​

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FBI may have lost critical time unlocking Texas shooter's iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman's iPhone or associated online accounts, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Canada's Quebec looks to impose sales tax on Netflix, others: report

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec has told Ottawa it will impose a sales tax on online companies, such as video streaming service Netflix Inc , and called on the federal government to reconsider its own decision not to do the same, La Presse newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Fast-growing cyber crime threatens financial sector: Europol

LISBON (Reuters) - The "remorseless" growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs' technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday.

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PayPal starts payment services in India

(Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc on Wednesday launched domestic operations in India, a market already dominated by China's Alibaba-backed PayTM, the country's leading digital payments firm.

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Goldman Sachs leads $10 million investment round in data startup Crux

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc led a $10 million investment in Crux Informatics Inc, a U.S.-based technology startup that enables financial institutions to outsource the processing of data to gain business insights.

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NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

LISBON (Reuters) - Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing "flying taxi" routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Step Energy Services reports ‍Q3 EPS $0.46​

* Step Energy Services Ltd. reports record third quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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Uber partners with NASA on flying taxis

Uber continues to aim for the sky.

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Uber in deal with NASA to build flying taxi air control software

LISBON (Reuters) - Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing "flying taxi" routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday.

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Indonesia plans automated system to flag contentious Internet material

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia plans to launch in January a new automated system using 44 servers to help block websites displaying content such as pornography or extremist ideology, a communications ministry official said on Wednesday.

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Tencent's China Literature in smashing debut, boosts outlook for Hong Kong tech IPOs

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent's e-book unit China Literature Ltd saw its shares surge more than 80 percent in their debut on Wednesday, as Hong Kong investors embrace a rush of tech listings, marking the biggest first-day gain for a large IPO globally this year.

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Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $8 billion over a decade into renewable technologies, even promising to power its gas stations with the sun.

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INSIGHT-Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

HOUSTON/LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $8 billion over a decade into renewable technologies, even promising to power its gas stations with the sun.

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BRIEF-Amazon says Alexa and Amazon Echo are now available by invitation in Japan​

* Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Take-Two's holiday-quarter sales view tops estimates, shares rise

(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc gave a stronger-than-expected revenue forecast for the holiday quarter, unlike rivals Activision Blizzard Inc and Electronic Arts Inc, on strong demand for its new NBA videogame and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto".

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Congo opposition rejects new timetable for polls to replace Kabila

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition parties have rejected a new date for elections announced at the weekend to replace President Joseph Kabila, saying it violates the law and a political deal agreed with the government.

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Game publisher Take-Two raises full-year profit forecast

(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast and its second-quarter revenue topped estimates, driven by the new version of its basketball franchise game and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto V".

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Opinion: She shouldn't have been let go

Jill Filipovic says the Trump critic was expressing her personal opinion on her own time, not representing her company, and, if that's why she was fired, should not have lost her job as a result

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BRIEF-First Business Financial Services files for mixed shelf of up to $75 mln

* First Business Financial Services Inc files for mixed shelf of up to $75 million - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hir6VI) Further company coverage:

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Berlin start-up raises nearly $12 million to create first equity token

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berlin-based Neufund said it has raised 10 million euros ($11.6 million) from private investors for its fund-raising platform, the first ever that will allow companies to issue a token or digital currency that will represent equity.

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Exchange operators believe in cryptocurrencies: CBOE

(Reuters) - The major futures exchanges believe in the development of cryptocurrency trading and will push on with launching exchange traded funds that allow investors to trade in them, stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets Inc's Chief Executive said on Tuesday.

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Daimler unveils new 'Ask Mercedes' customer service chatbot

LISBON (Reuters) - German luxury car maker Daimler is set to combine a range of digital customer support experiments into a single voice-activated app that is available whether users are driving their cars, sitting at home or on the go.

Opera nytimes.com

At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

It’s an A above high C — the equivalent of a pole vault to the sun. Few performers can hit it, but it’s a requirement in “The Exterminating Angel.”

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BRIEF-‍Samsung Electronics America says Galaxy S8 active now available through Sprint and T-Mobile in Meteor Gray starting this month​

* ‍Samsung Electronics America says Samsung Galaxy S8 active will now be available through Sprint and T-Mobile in Meteor Gray starting this month​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Workhorse to test electric vans for new customer in California, Ohio

DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric delivery van maker Workhorse Group Inc said on Tuesday it will test its new lightweight N-Gen electric van in cities in Ohio and California as the race to develop mass-market electric delivery vehicles heats up.

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Nepal recovers 'most' of the money hacked from bank

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A bank in Nepal has recovered most of the money stolen after its SWIFT server was hacked last month, two officials, involved in the investigation of the Himalayan nation's first reported cyber heist, said on Tuesday.

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Uber bullish on Africa despite opposition from local taxi firms

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

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Merkel's party opposes Telekom selloff to fund broadband upgrade: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's ruling conservatives oppose selling the state's holding in Deutsche Telekom to raise billions of euros for a national broadband upgrade, preferring instead to divest stock in Deutsche Post, a senior source said.

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Uber, rival apps join forces in Brazil to stem tide of regulation

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has formed an unprecedented alliance in Brazil with other ride-hailing services, including its main local rival 99, to win public support to block regulation threatening the way they do business in a booming market.

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Exclusive: Avast owners hire Rothschild for $4 billion software IPO - sources

MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Avast Software have hired Rothschild to prepare the business for a share sale which could value one of the world's most used providers of computer antivirus software at as much as $4 billion, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Finland's Nokia joins Vodacom to trial 5G technology in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Finnish network equipment maker Nokia will trial its 5G technology in South Africa in collaboration with Vodacom Group, the firms said on Tuesday, as they seek to provide faster data delivery.

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Exclusive: Avast owners hire Rothschild for $4 billion software float - sources

MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Avast Software, one of the world's most used pieces of computer antivirus software, have hired Rothschild to prepare the business for an initial public offering (IPO) which could value the firm at as much as $4 billion, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.