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Austria's BAWAG PSK buys Germany's Suedwestbank

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VIENNA, July 17 (Reuters) - BAWAG PSK, the Austrian bank owned by private equity group Cerberus Capital Management, bought German regional lender Suedwestbank for an undisclosed price to expand its network in western Europe, BAWAG said on Monday. [Source]

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BRIEF-Gran Tierra, unit amend credit agreement

* On September 18, co, unit entered into Eighth Amendment to Credit Agreement​ - SEC filing

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UPDATE 1-Generic drugmaker Impax Labs in talks to merge with Amneal - WSJ

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Impax Laboratories Inc is in talks to merge with privately held Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Nine Ten Partners sells 40,000 shares of TechTarget Inc's common stock on Sept 20

* Nine Ten Partners LP reports open market sale of 40,000 shares of TechTarget Inc's common stock on Sept 20 at $11.51 per share - SEC filing

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Top cocoa producers to create buffer stock to influence world prices

ABIDJAN, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world's top cocoa producers, plan to create a buffer stock of beans with the aim of exerting more influence over world prices, a senior Ivorian government official told Reuters on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-Hack of Wall St regulator rattles investors, lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil rate future yields fall on rate-cutting bets

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Yields paid on Brazilian interest-rate futures fell on Thursday as traders bet the central bank could cut rates below 7 percent after it reduced inflation forecasts for this year and the next. In its quarterly inflation report, the central bank forecast inflation at 3.2 percent in 2017 and 4.3 percent in 2018, down from 3.3 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively, even as it revised upward its estimate for economic growth this year.

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Philanthropists pledge millions for better U.N. data on women

NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P hilanthropists pledged millions of dollars to fund U.N. data gathering on Thursday, saying it was vital to learn more about the world's women to tackle the poverty that disproportionately affects them.

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Generic drugmaker Impax Labs in talks to merge with Amneal - WSJ

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Impax Laboratories Inc is in talks to merge with Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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US STOCKS-Wall St lower as Apple, Fed view weigh

* Indexes down: Dow 0.13 pct, S&P 0.13 pct, Nasdaq 0.31 pct (Updates to open)

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UPDATE 3-Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants

DETROIT, Sept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as automakers from Asia and Europe aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG.

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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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National Bank of Canada faces website glitch -Bbg

Sept 21 (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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BRIEF-FDA warns about serious liver injury with Ocaliva for rare chronic liver disease

* FDA warns about serious liver injury with Ocaliva for rare chronic liver disease

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BRIEF-Gardner Lewis Asset Management reports 5.8 pct stake in Shoretel Inc

* Gardner Lewis Asset Management reports a 5.8 percent stake in Shoretel Inc as of September 11, 2017 - SEC filing​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2w9hNts) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ralphs Grocery introduces pre-measured prepared meal kits called Prep+Pared

* ‍Ralphs Grocery Company says is introducing pre-measured and prepared meal kits, called Prep+Pared, in its stores​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Harvest Operations Corp announces closing of U.S. $285 mln 3% senior note offering

* Announces closing of U.S. $285 million 3 pct senior note offering Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-United Steelworkers says union workers ratify contract with ASARCO

* Union Workers ratify contract covering about 2,000 workers at 5 ASARCO LLC copper mining and processing facilities

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BRIEF-TDH Holdings shares open 58.8 pct above IPO price in debut

* TDH Holdings Inc shares open at $6.75 in debut on the NASDAQ versus IPO price of $4.25 Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Globex Mining Enterprises ‍announces departure of James Wilson as CFO

* ‍Announces departure of James G. Wilson as chief financial officer​

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UPDATE 2-Banks boost European shares after Fed signals December hike

* Siemens, Alstom rise on rail merger talk (Adds details, closing prices)

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Exclusive: Macquarie leapfrogs Goldman to join top tier of commodity banks

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd has overtaken Goldman Sachs to break into the top three banks for commodities business, having significantly expanded its U.S. energy operations in recent years while rivals cut back.

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UPDATE 2-Siemens to pick Alstom or Bombardier for rail talks within days - source

* Alstom deal could make Siemens majority owner - source (Adds details, background)

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BRIEF-Square increases size of board ten directors

* Square Inc says on September 18, 2017, the board of directors of Square increased the size of the board to ten directors‍​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hjkLsG) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wall Street's top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading.

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UPDATE 3-Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

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BRIEF-Washington Trust Bancorp increases quarterly dividend

* Says dividend represents a one-cent per share increase over most recent quarterly dividend rate​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate as questions linger over scandal

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before Congress on Oct. 3 as the bank deals with fallout from a sales scandal a year ago that continues to spark new revelations.

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UPDATE 1-GlobalFoundries says no commitment from Tesla on chip deal

Sept 21 (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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BRIEF-Square names Naveen Rao to board of directors

* Square names Naveen Rao, leader in artificial intelligence, to board of directors

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UPDATE 2-Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will monitor them

* Encumbent telecoms operators could lose voice call revenue (Adds Zain CEO comments)

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US STOCKS-Wall St slips from record levels as Apple, Fed view weigh

* Indexes down: Dow 0.04 pct, S&P 0.18 pct, Nasdaq 0.67 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

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BRIEF-L3 Wins EO/IR contracts valued at over $300 mln in orders year-to-date

* Says wins EO/IR contracts valued at more than $300 million in orders year-to-date​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Disney announces new president for Europe, Middle East, Africa organization

* Says Rebecca Campbell will assume role of president, Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East and Africa effective January 1, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as banks boosted, miners hurt by Fed

TORONTO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index inched higher on Thursday morning as gains for heavyweight banking stocks offset declines for gold and base metal miners hurt by the U.S. Federal Reserve's signal of another interest rate increase this year.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican peso hits 2-week lows on quake-related concerns

NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso fell to two-week lows versus the dollar on Thursday as news of extensive damage and human toll across central Mexico in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake revived concerns about the economy slowing further.

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BRIEF-Metsa board issue 250 million notes due 2027​

* ‍NEW NOTES MATURE ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2027, BEAR A FIXED ANNUAL INTEREST AT RATE OF 2.750 PER CENT AND HAVE AN ISSUE PRICE OF 99.664 PER CENT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-TDH Holdings, Inc. Announces pricing of initial public offering

* Tdh holdings, inc. Announces pricing of initial public offering

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Mexico races to save 12-yr-old girl as quake toll hits 237

MEXICO CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and other possible survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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CORRECTED-Mexico searches for earthquake survivors against increasing odds

MEXICO CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against long odds into the dawn on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and untold other survivors who may be trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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UPDATE 1-Volvo rolls out compact SUV in latest upmarket move under Geely

MILAN, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Volvo Cars showed off its first compact SUV on Thursday with the launch of its XC40 model, the latest in a sweeping overhaul of the carmaker's line-up under Chinese ownership.

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UPDATE 2-Eldorado backs down on threat to halt Greek investment, for now

* Athens seeks solution via arbitration. (Releads with Eldorado decision to postpone investment freeze)

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Blackstone buys German measuring firm Schenck

FRANKFURT, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Buyout group Blackstone has bought German measuring technology group Schenck Process from private equity investor IK Investment Partners, the groups said on Thursday.

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Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate banking panel on October 3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Oct. 3, sources familiar with the scheduled meeting said.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as resource stock falls offset by big bank gains

TORONTO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed in early trade on Thursday, as gold and base metal miners weighed with a fall in commodity prices and heavyweight financials rose.

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BRIEF-Medtronic announces clinical study to evaluate its Corevalve Evolut pro system in 'everyday' clinical practice

* Medtronic announces clinical study to evaluate the Corevalve Evolut pro system in 'everyday' clinical practice

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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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UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate banking panel on Oct. 3

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Oct. 3, sources familiar with the scheduled meeting said.

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BRIEF-Brookline says if deal not consummated under some circumstances, First Commons Bank agreed to pay co termination fee of $2.2 mln‍​

* Brookline Bancorp says if deal not consummated under some circumstances, First Commons Bank agreed to pay co termination fee of $2.2 mln‍​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hlltCh) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Telia settles U.S. bribery case

Sept 21 (Reuters) - TELIA ADMITS, ACCEPTS AND ACKNOWLEDGES RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALLEGED WRONGDOING, ACCORDING TO THE DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENT DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENT SAYS IT RUNS FOR THREE YEARS Telia co enters deferred prosecution agreement with u.s. Department of justice, to pay $548.6 mln monetary penalties -- court filing U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SAYS TELIA'S UZBEKISTAN SUBSIDIARY, COSCOM, IS ENTERING A RELATED GUILTY PLEA U.S. ACCUSED TELIA OF CONSPIRING TO VIOLATE ANTI-BRIBERY

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BRIEF-Chibougamau Independent Mines appoints Marie-Josee Audet as CFO

* Chibougamau Independent Mines Inc - ‍announces departure of James G. Wilson as chief financial officer and corporate secretary​

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens slightly lower after Fed's hawkish stance

Sept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Thursday, even as the Dow managed to hit another record high, a day after the Federal Reserve signaled it could raise interest rates for the third time this year despite low inflation.

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Wells Fargo CEO due to testify before Senate banking panel October 3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tim Sloan, the chief executive officer of Wells Fargo , is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on October 3, said sources familiar with the scheduled meeting.

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Siemens to decide within days on rail talks with Bombardier or Alstom -source

MUNICH, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Siemens will decide within days whether to continue negotiations on a potential rail combination with either Canadian group Bombardier or with French peer Alstom, a person close to the matter said.

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Wells Fargo CEO due to testify before Senate banking panel Oct. 3

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Tim Sloan, the chief executive officer of Wells Fargo, is due to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on October 3, said sources familiar with the scheduled meeting.

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BRIEF-Immersion appoints Hossam Bahlool as VP of marketing

* Immersion appoints Hossam Bahlool as vice president of marketing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Eagle Bancorp CEO Ronald Paul sells 3,672 shares of co's common stock on Sept 20

* Eagle Bancorp Inc CEO Ronald Paul reports sale of 3,672 shares of co's common stock on Sept 20 at $63.57 per share - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yrVGQt) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Orbital ATK launches PATRIOT Target Vehicle for missile defense test

* Orbital ATK successfully launches PATRIOT Target Vehicle for missile defense test Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cascade Dairy Holdings Inc completes acquisition of Columbia Basin Dairy Holdings

* Cascade Dairy Holdings Inc, formerly high performance beverages, announces the completion of its acquisition of Columbia Basin Dairy Holdings Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Polarityte announces closing of $17.75 mln above market private placement

* Polarityte announces closing of $17.75 million above market private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Unifirst Corp expects to recognize an impairment of capitalized costs as part of its ongoing CRM systems project

* Unifirst Corp - expects to recognize an impairment of capitalized costs as part of its ongoing CRM systems project

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BRIEF-Audentes Therapeutics commences dosing of first patient in phase 1/2 trial of AT132 for the treatment of x-linked myotubular myopathy

* Audentes Therapeutics announces dosing of first patient in ASPIRO, a phase 1/2 clinical trial of AT132 for the treatment of X-linked myotubular myopathy

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BRIEF-iCapital Network to buy U.S. private equity access fund platform from Deutsche Bank

* iCapital Network to acquire US private equity access fund platform from Deutsche Bank

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BRIEF-Nova Lifestyle Inc says ‍Q3 profit "has increased substantially compared to prior year period​"

* Nova Lifestyle anticipates robust third quarter 2017 financial results; wins Asian American brand recognition

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ICE delays takeover of London's silver benchmark to Oct. 2

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - ICE Benchmark Administration, a unit of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), will take over as operator of London's silver benchmark on Oct. 2, a week later than planned, the exchange said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Provention Bio announces licensing agreements with Janssen for two clinical-stage immunology assets

* Provention Bio announces licensing agreements with Janssen for two clinical-stage immunology assets

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BRIEF-Amicus Therapeutics says U.S. FDA granted orphan drug designation to ATB200/AT2221 for Pompe disease

* Says ‍U.S. FDA has granted orphan drug designation to ATB200/AT2221​ for Pompe disease​

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BRIEF-Scholastic posts Q1 adj. loss $1.67 from continuing operations

* Reaffirms FY 2018 earnings per share view $1.20 to $1.30 from continuing operations excluding items

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BRIEF-InspireMD announces distribution agreement for CGuard EPS in Portugal

* InspireMD announces distribution agreement for CGuard(tm) EPS in Portugal Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures little changed; oil prices slip

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a third interest rate hike for the year and as oil prices slipped.

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BRIEF-Peregrine Diamonds completes 2017 work program at Chidliak

* Peregrine Diamonds successfully completes 2017 work program at Chidliak and provides Botswana project update

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BRIEF-Sphere 3D amends opus credit agreement

* Sphere 3D announces amendment of opus credit agreement to extend maturity date of credit facilities to March 31, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-ALJ Regional says Phoenix will pay $10 mln on Moore-Langen deal subject to adjustments

* ALJ Regional - As ‍consideration for Moore-Langen deal, Phoenix will pay $10 million in cash, subject to customary net working capital adjustments​ Source: (http://bit.ly/2w90U2a) Further company coverage:

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ECB may ask fintech banks to hold bigger buffers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - High-tech banks looking to enter the fintech zone may be asked to hold bigger liquidity and capital buffers due to the unique nature of their risks, the European Central Bank said in draft licensing guidelines on Thursday.

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Carlyle targets first-close of new Asia buyout fund at over $4 bln - sources

HONG KONG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Carlyle Group is targeting the first closing of a new Asia buyout fund within the next couple of months at over $4 billion, three people familiar with the matter said, bulking up in a region that has become a key market for global funds.

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BRIEF-KB Home says co's board determined that the bonus payment to CEO Jeffery Mezger shall be reduced by 25 percent ‍​

* KB Home - on Sept 20, co's board determined that the bonus payment CEO Jeffery Mezger, would have otherwise been entitled to receive for fiscal year 2017 shall be reduced by 25 percent ‍​

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BRIEF-Celadon Group Inc files for non timely 10-K

* Celadon Group Inc files for non timely 10-K - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2fjkNAj) Further company coverage:

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UK retail sales surge in August, likely to boost BoE rate hike bets

(Corrects paragraph 6 on likelihood of flat Q3 retail sales, after ONS corrects estimate given to media) By David Milliken LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, official figures showed on Wednesday, boosting the chance that the Bank of England will raise interest rates in November. Last week the BoE said it was likely to raise interest rates in the coming months if the economy and inflation pressures strengthen as expected. Wednesday's

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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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BRIEF-Hawaiian Electric Industries says Arclight Capital affiliate signed agreement to sell 60 MW Hamakua Energy Partners plant

* Hawaiian Electric Industries - ‍ affiliate of arclight capital partners signed an agreement to sell 60-megawatt Hamakua Energy Partners plant

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BRIEF-Maxwell Technologies enters into amendment no. 5 to loan and security agreement​

* Maxwell Technologies Inc - ‍ on sept 20, co entered into amendment no. 5 to loan and security agreement, as amended with East West Bank - sec filing​

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BRIEF-Toshiba "disappointed" by Western Digital's initiation of additional arbitration

* Toshiba issues statement regarding request for arbitration filed by Western Digital's Sandisk concerning investment in Toshiba's fab 6​

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BRIEF-Target Corp declares regular quarterly dividend

* Sets quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Singapore sovereign fund GIC takes majority stake in hotel near Tokyo Disney Resort

TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Singapore sovereign fund GIC Pte said on Thursday it had acquired a stake of 51 percent in the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel near Tokyo Disney Resort for $464 million, one of its largest investments in Japan in recent years.

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Eldorado unit says efforts to resolve dispute with Greece can bear fruit

ATHENS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A dispute between Eldorado Gold and Greece over the Canadian miner's investment in the country can be resolved, the chief executive of the company's Greek unit said on Thursday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Fed takes the steam out of emerging markets

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks and currencies fell on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve confirmed it would reverse its stimulus programme from next month and stick to rate hike plans.

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CEE MARKETS-Forint hits 4-month low after Fed tightening signal

* Forint, zloty fall as Fed signals balance sheet tightening * Forint hits 4-month low on loose Hungarian cbank policy * Hungarian debt yields hesitate near record lows By Sandor Peto and Jan Lopatka BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Central Europe's most liquid currencies, the forint and the zloty fell on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signalled balance sheet tightening and one more rate hike in 2017. "Tighter policy by the Fed cuts liquidity in the world and aff

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Fed's 'Great Unwinding' lifts dollar, yields and bank stocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Signals the Federal Reserve will hike U.S. interest rates again this year and begin the 'Great Unwinding' of a decade of aggressive stimulus, drove the dollar to a two-month high versus the yen on Thursday and sent bonds and commodities lower.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Fed's 'Great Unwinding' lifts dollar, yields and bank stocks

* Oil prices near highest since April/May on output cut hopes

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UPDATE 1-Banks boost European bourses after Fed signals December rate hike

* Capita slumps 14 pct as hunt for new CEO drags on (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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UPDATE 2-CRH reinforces U.S. grip with $3.5 bln Ash Grove Cement deal

* CRH shares rise sharply as analysts see big synergies (Adds share price, quotes, details)

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Alibaba-backed Best seeks last-mile logistics growth after IPO -CEO

HONG KONG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - China's Best Inc, flush with $450 million from a U.S. initial public offering (IPO), is broadening its scope in so-called last-mile logistics in China as a key strand of its growth strategy, its chief executive told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Golar LNG has appointed Iain Ross to replace Oscar Spieler as CEO

* Oscar will remain with group, fulfil role of executive advisor & assist Ross until charterers Perenco and SNG accept FLNG Hilli Episeyo Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-CapitaLand Commercial to buy Singapore office tower from BlackRock for $1.55 bln

* Deal comes amid improving outlook for Singapore office rents

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Saudi is lifting Skype, WhatsApp ban, but will censor calls

RIYADH, Sept 21 (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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MOVES-Citadel hires Gottlander for swaps trading

LONDON, Sept 21 (IFR) - Citadel Securities has hired Daniel Gottlander as head of swaps trading. He will begin his new role in October.

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BRIEF- Kuraray to buy Calgon Carbon for about $1.11 bln

* Says it plans to acquire 100 percent voting power in Calgon Carbon Corp for about $1.11 billion

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UPDATE 1-Japan chemical maker Kuraray to buy Calgon Carbon for $1.1 bln

* Kuraray to buy all Calgon Carbon shares in debt-funded deal

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UPDATE 1-Shipper Golar LNG appoints Iain Ross as new CEO

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Shipping company Golar LNG Ltd said it has appointed Iain Ross as its new chief executive.

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Banks boost European bourses after Fed signals December rate hike

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The banking sector drove a strong open for European stocks on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a likely December rate hike and announced it would begin trimming its balance sheet in October.

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Shipper Golar LNG appoints Iain Ross as new CEO

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Shipping company Golar LNG Ltd said it has appointed Iain Ross as its new chief executive officer.

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UPDATE 4-Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 bln for HTC's Pixel division

* Google will also gain access to HTC's intellectual property

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Japan's Kuraray to buy Calgon Carbon for $1.1 bln

TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Japanese chemical manufacturer Kuraray Co Ltd will buy U.S. activated carbon firm Calgon Carbon Corp for $1.107 billion, Kuraray said on Thursday, adding the carbon materials firm as one of its core businesses.

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Merck KGaA, Pfizer's cancer drug Bavencio gets EU nod

FRANKFURT, Sept 21 (Reuters) - European regulators on Thursday granted market approval for Merck KGaA and Pfizer's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare and aggressive type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma.

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BRIEF-Merck KGaA's Bavencio drug wins EU approval for Merkel cell carcinoma

* European commission approves Bavencio (avelumab) for metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma For the full story: Further company coverage:

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RPT-Switzerland's SIX looks at potential $2 bln sale of payments unit -sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Swiss stock exchange operator SIX Group has hired JPMorgan to look at options for its payments unit, including a sale worth up to 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.1 billion), sources familiar with the plans told Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-CapitaLand Commercial to buy Singapore office tower from BlackRock for $1.55 bln

* Deal comes amid improving outlook for Singapore office rents

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China's Baidu launches $1.5 bln autonomous driving fund

BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 21

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 3 points at 7,274.6 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.07 percent ahead of the cash market open.

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Nikkei edges up as yen eases after Fed; Apple suppliers fall

* Yen weakens vs dollar after Fed signals it might hike this year

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BRIEF-President Energy says acquisition of Chevron's 100% operated interest in oil producing assets

* ANNOUNCE ACQUISITION OF CHEVRON'S 100% OPERATED INTEREST IN ITS OIL PRODUCING ASSETS AT PUESTO FLORES AND ESTANCIA VIEJA

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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - September 21

Sept 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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CapitaLand Commercial to buy Singapore office tower from BlackRock for $1.55 bln

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - CapitaLand Commercial Trust said on Thursday it was buying an office tower in Singapore's financial district for for S$2.1 billion ($1.55 billion) from BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager.

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UPDATE 9-Mexicans race to save schoolgirl buried by quake; death toll at 237

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers raced against the clock on Wednesday to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in central Mexico following the country's most deadly earthquake in three decades.

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 21

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 3 points at 7,274.6 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * ANGLO AMERICAN: Volcan Investments, the family trust of the chairman of diversified miner Vedanta, on Wednesday said it was increasing its stake in Anglo American but did not intend to make a bid for the entire company. * HOCHSCHILD MINING: Precious metals miner Hochschild Mining Plc is doubling down on efforts to find early-stage mining projects

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Twitter to meet Congressional panel probing 2016 US election

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc representatives will meet with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week in relation to inquiries into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a company representative said.

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Platts plans to publish U.S. crude prices in Asia as imports rise

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Oil pricing agency S&P Global Platts said on Thursday it planned to publish U.S. crude prices during the Asia market close from December after U.S. exports to the region rose.

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SK Hynix says some key issues on Toshiba chip unit sale still need agreement

SEOUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - SK Hynix Inc, part of the winning consortium for Toshiba Corp's chip unit, said on Thursday that some key issues still needed to be agreed upon.

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BRIEF-HTC to continue to expand Vive platform, Google plans investments in Taiwan

* HTC's Vive platform will actively continue to expand - Chairwoman Cher Wang

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UPDATE 2-U.S. SEC says hackers may have traded using stolen insider information

* SEC only became aware of possible illicit trading last month (Adds details of critical report into SEC cyber security, details of previous hacks, more background)

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UPDATE 1-Equifax says server first compromised on March 10

Sept 20 (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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UPDATE 3-Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 bln deal

* HTC will continue to run its remaining phone business (Recasts with company statement, details of the deal)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar shines, Asia shares slip after Fed signals Dec rate hike

TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar shone while Asian shares slipped on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a plan to start shrinking its balance sheet and signalled one more rate hike later this year.

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UPDATE 1-Building materials firm CRH to buy Ash Grove Cement in $3.5 bln deal

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Irish building materials firm CRH Plc said it would buy U.S. cement maker Ash Grove Cement Co in a $3.5 billion deal to expand in North America.

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BRIEF-Ash Grove Cement announces Sale to CRH

* Transaction has been unanimously approved by board of directors of Ash Grove and is currently expected to close in late 2017 or early 2018

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BRIEF-CRH to buy Ash Grove Cement for $3.5 bln

* Deal will be financed through existing financial resources Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nikkei probes more than 2-year highs as yen eases, Apple suppliers fall

* Yen weakens vs dollar after Fed signals it might hike this year

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Building materials firm CRH to buy Ash Grove Cement in $3.5 bln deal

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Irish building materials firm CRH Plc said it would buy U.S. cement maker Ash Grove Cement Co for a total consideration of $3.5 billion.

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Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for $1.1 bln

TAIPEI, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will acquire part of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC's smartphone operations for $1.1 billion, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.

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METALS-London metals slip after Fed raises rate hike expectations

MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - London metals came under pressure on Thursday after the Federal Reserved raised expectations of one more rate hike this year, lifting the dollar and raising prospects of higher costs for industrial metals.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. SEC says hackers may have traded using stolen insider information

* SEC only became aware of the intrusion last month (Recasts, adds context)

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Democratic lawmakers seek probe of HHS secretary's use of private jets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Democratic members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives asked on Wednesday for an investigation into a report that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price used private jets to travel on government business.

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UPDATE 2-Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around $1 bln -source

* HTC will continue to run its remaining phone business-source

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UPDATE 1-Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around $1 bln -source

* HTC will continue to run its remaining phone business-source

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Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around $1 bln -source

HONG KONG/TAIPEI, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is set to announce a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp's smartphone operations for about $1 billion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

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Chinese deals topped U.S. security reviews in 2015 -Treasury report

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Proposed Chinese acquisitions of American companies led U.S. government national security reviews in 2015 for the fourth year in a row, the Treasury Department said in a report released on Wednesday.

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Equifax says attacker 'interacted' with server on March 10

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Wednesday that on March 10 an attacker "interacted" with a server at the heart of the massive breach disclosed this month, but there is no evidence that the incident was linked to the breach of 143 million records.

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UPDATE 2-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (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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BRIEF-Boeing, Japan Airlines announces order for four 787-8 Dreamliners

* Boeing, Japan Airlines announces order for four 787-8 Dreamliners

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Hackers used Avast's CCleaner breach to attack technology companies

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The hackers who broke into widely used computer utility software in August also tried to infect machines at Microsoft, Intel and other top technology companies, according to research by Cisco Systems released late on Wednesday.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (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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UPDATE 1-Miner Hochschild boosts hunt for acquisitions -executive

AREQUIPA, Peru, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Precious metals miner Hochschild Mining Plc is doubling down on efforts to find early-stage mining projects to acquire and is open to deposits that depart from its focus on silver and gold, the chief executive said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Maxwell announces pricing of $40 mln of 5.5 pct convertible senior notes due 2022

* Maxwell announces pricing of $40 million of 5.50% convertible senior notes due 2022

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Spokeswoman Cites ‘Demanding Schedule’ for Health Secretary’s Use of Private Jets

Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, took five work-related flights last week that cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

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BRIEF-Stars Group enters into support agreement relating to the sale of NYX Gaming Group to Scientific Games

* The Stars Group enters into support agreement relating to the sale of NYX Gaming Group to Scientific Games

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BRIEF-Oasis Midstream Partners LP prices initial public offering

* Oasis Midstream Partners- Initial public offering of 7.5 million common units representing limited partner interests in partnership at a price of $17 per common unit Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Acceleron announces pricing of public offering of common stock

* Acceleron announces pricing of public offering of common stock

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BRIEF-Alibaba Pictures Group says unit entered deal to sell part stake in Wormhole SG

* Unit entered deal with UCWeb SG, a unit of AGH & unit of Ant Financial

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UPDATE 8-Mexico rescuers work into night to save trapped girl as quake toll tops 230

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers on Wednesday labored for a second night amid the rubble to save possible survivors of the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation, including a girl trapped under a school in Mexico City, as the death toll exceeded 230.

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Mexico's Pemex says gasoline, diesel supplies guaranteed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Mexico's state oil company Pemex said in a statement on Wednesday that its installations suffered no significant damage from an earthquake on Tuesday, adding that all its operations were normal.

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BRIEF-SRG enters North America JV agreement with Traylor Bros, Inc

* Entered into JV agreement to target dam strengthening market in U.S. & Canada with Traylor Bros, Inc Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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REFILE-UPDATE 3-Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability to make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.

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UPDATE 1-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (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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UPDATE 3-May, Macron, Gentiloni push for quick removal of extremist online content

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Leaders of France, Italy and the United Kingdom urged social media companies on Wednesday to more swiftly remove "terrorist content" from the internet, with the aim of stopping it from being uploaded in the first place.

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UPDATE 3-Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Apple Inc's on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.

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BRIEF-Student Transportation reports Q4 earnings per share $0.05

* Student Transportation Inc. reports fourth quarter & fiscal year 2017 results

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Braskem denies reports on merger of stock classes

BRASILIA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA said it is not studying a possible share restructuring, according to a securities filing late on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-ASUR announces the Impact of Hurricane Maria on Luis Muñoz Marín Airport

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste SAB De Cv

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Indigenous protesters seize oil wells in Peruvian Amazon -chief

LIMA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Villagers in the Peruvian Amazon have shut down at least 50 oil wells operated by Frontera Energy Corp to protest talks over a new contract even as past pollution lingers, the leader of an indigenous federation said on Wednesday.

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Florence declined and London may too, banks warn ahead of May's speech

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain is in danger of losing its place in the financial world much in the same way Florence did after its Renaissance heyday, an industry group warned on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Iovance Biotherapeutics announces pricing of its public offering of $50 mln of common stock

* Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. announces pricing of its public offering of $50 million of common stock

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UPDATE 2-FedEx raises TNT integration costs by $75 mln -filings

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday its expects to incur roughly $350 million in integration costs related to its acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express during 2018, some $75 million higher than previous estimates.

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St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests

ST. LOUIS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year as the city prepares for a sixth night of protests after a white former police officer was acquitted of killing a black man.

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Dr Pepper Snapple cuts 2017 profit forecast on resin write-off

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Beverage maker Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc cut its full-year forecast as it expects to take a charge in the third quarter following a default by a company supplying resin to its Mexican operations.

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BRIEF-Western Digital’s SanDisk units initiate new arbitration proceedings against Toshiba

* Western digital’s SanDisk subsidiaries initiate new arbitration proceedings against Toshiba in the ICC international court of arbitration

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BRIEF-North American Energy Partners announces award of two winter earthworks contracts

* Announces the award of two winter earthworks contracts and further revenue diversification progress

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UPDATE 2-Taking aim at food waste, companies plan to simplify expiration labels

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the world's largest consumer goods companies including Kellogg Co and Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday they will simplify food expiration labels in an effort to eliminate confusion that contributes to food waste.

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UPDATE 2-California cities sue big oil firms over climate change

Sept 20 (Reuters) - California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents.

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BRIEF-Pershing Square ‍says NAV per share as of 19 September 2017 was $16.87

* ‍PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 19 September 2017 was USD 16.87 / GBP 12.47​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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BRIEF-Gogo announces pricing of $100 mln senior secured notes offering

* Gogo Inc announces pricing of $100 million senior secured notes offering

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UPDATE 1-FedEx says financial drain from cyber attack to linger through 2018

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday a June cyber attack on its Dutch unit will continue to hurt revenue through its second fiscal quarter and fiscal full-year 2018 and force bigger investments in information technology.

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BRIEF-TechnipFMC - units enter new commercial paper dealer agreements

* TechnipFMC Plc - on September 14 co units entered into new commercial paper dealer agreements - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Sigma Labs - Nannette Toups to serve as CFO

* Sigma Labs Inc- entered into employment letter agreement with Nannette Toups pursuant to which Toups has agreed to serve as chief financial officer

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BRIEF-Hilton Grand Vacations announces pricing of secondary common stock offering

* Hilton Grand Vacations announces pricing of secondary common stock offering

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's Temer says government not considering privatizing Petrobras

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Wednesday state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, a symbol of national sovereignty, would stay in public hands even as his government makes an aggressive privatization push.

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BRIEF-Multi-Color announces private offering of $600 mln of senior notes

* Reg-Multi-Color corporation announces upsize and pricing of private offering of $600 million of senior notes and modifies syndication of a $500 million senior secured term loan B facility

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BRIEF-Rewalk Robotics files for offering of up to $15.0 mln of ordinary shares

* Rewalk Robotics Ltd - files for offering of up to $15.0 million of ordinary shares - SEC filing‍​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2hjXlA4] Further company coverage:

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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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BRIEF-Tactile Systems Technology says elected Raymond Huggenberger to board

* Tactile Systems Technology Inc - on Sept 20, elected Raymond O. Huggenberger to board, filling a seat created by an increase in size of board effective sept 20 Source text: [http://bit.ly/2fbX4yo] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Privet Fund announces resignation of Ryan Levenson

* Privet Fund LP - On September 12, Ryan Levenson resigned from board of Frequency Electronics as result of disagreements - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Thomas H Lee Advisors reports 6.95 pct passive stake in ABM Industries

* Thomas H Lee Advisors LLC reports 6.95 percent passive stake in ABM Industries Inc‍​ as of September 1, 2017 - SEC filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2xSaQS3] Further company coverage:

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Toys 'R' Us CEO sees future with smaller shops

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc will shrink its stores and revamp its bigger outlets through its bankruptcy process, which may end with the company's return to the public markets, Chief Executive David Brandon said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Anadarko Petroleum announces $2.5 bln share-repurchase program

* In Delaware and DJ Basins, are on track to deliver combined projected exit rate of approximately 150,000 bopd in 2017

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BRIEF-Pentanova Energy announces operational advances in Colombia And Argentina

* Pentanova Energy Corp announces operational advances in Colombia and Argentina, strategic credit facility

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BRIEF-Raymond James financial reports August operating data

* Raymond James Financial Inc - ‍Aug total securities commissions and fees of $354 million were up 15 percent over August 2016 and 6 percent over July 2017​

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BRIEF-IGT signs cross-licensing agreement with AGS

* International Game Technology - Under agreement, AGS can offer games including patented features from IGT portfolio, and will pay licensing fees to IGT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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US STOCKS-Wall St closes slightly higher after Fed policy decisions

* Fed unveils balance sheet unwind timing, signals Dec. rate hike

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BRIEF-Trimas Corp says Trimas LLC entered into a replacement facility amendment to credit agreement - SEC Filing

* Trimas Corp - On September 20 Trimas LLC entered into a replacement facility amendment to credit agreement - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-Tapimmune files for‍​ resale of 4.4 mln shares of common stock held by selling stockholders

* Tapimmune Inc - Files for‍​ resale 4.4 million shares of common stock which are currently held by selling stockholders - SEC filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2hjwILz] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-DelMar Pharmaceuticals announces $10 million registered direct offering

* Announces $10 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market

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BRIEF-Home Capital files preliminary universal base shelf prospectus

* Home Capital Group Inc files preliminary universal base shelf prospectus

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BRIEF-Savaria appoints new director

* Caroline Bérubé's ‍appointment expands board to eight directors, five of whom are independent Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Church & Dwight files for potential mixed shelf; size not disclosed

* Church & Dwight Co Inc files for potential mixed shelf; size not disclosed - sec filing Source text : http://bit.ly/2hh8ZiE Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Eaton wins dismissal of shareholder lawsuit alleging securities fraud--US judge

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Eaton corp wins dismissal of shareholder lawsuit accusing company of securities fraud -- u.s. Judge INVESTORS CLAIMED THAT EATON MISLED THEM ABOUT A PLANNED STRATEGIC SHIFT AWAY FROM ITS TRADITIONAL VEHICLE AND AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS KOELTL SAYS INVESTORS FAILED TO SHOW EATON HAD A DUTY TO DISCLOSE HYPOTHETICAL TAX CONSEQUENCES OF A SPINOFF OF ITS AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS, WHICH NEVER TOOK PLACE U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE JOHN KOELTL IN MANHATTAN DISMISSES CLAIMS BROUGHT ON BEHALF OF INVEST

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UPDATE 1-Once "kittens" in cyber spy world, Iran gains prowess - security experts

* Iran's nuclear work was hit in 2010 U.S.-Israeli cyber attack (Adds context, comments from other experts revising their views)

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BlackRock's Rieder: Investors should expect ECB taper 'early next year'

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc portfolio manager Rick Rieder said on Wednesday on Twitter that investors should "look for tapering" from the European Central Bank following an announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve that it would reduce its own balance sheet.

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UPDATE 4-Alnylam's RNAi drug succeeds in key study, shares soar

* $1 bln peak sales expected for patisiran in 2023 - Credit Suisse

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UPDATE 3-Pfizer files suit against J&J over Remicade contracts

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, saying its rival's contracts with health insurers for blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade, were anticompetitive and blocked sales of Pfizer's new biosimilar.

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Brazil's Temer says government not considering privatizing Petrobras

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Wednesday that despite his government's aggressive moves to privatize state companies, national oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, a symbol of national sovereignty, would remain under government control.

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Price criticized private jets, then took them

According to Politico, while traveling for business, HHS Secretary Tom Price took five private jet flights over the course of a week.

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Zurich Insurance taps Savio to replace Foley as N.America head

ZURICH, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Zurich Insurance said on Wednesday the president of its North America Alternative Markets unit, Kathleen Savio, will replace Mike Foley as chief executive of Zurich North America.