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UK commissions EU migration impact study, promises no Brexit cliff-edge

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain commissioned an independent study on Thursday of what role European Union nationals play in the British economy, saying that Brexit would mean new immigration rules, but that there would be no sudden cut-off for workers or employers.

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Facebook shares hit record high as mobile ad sales soar

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc reported steady and steep quarterly revenue growth on Wednesday, as the world's largest social network attracted more advertising dollars to its mobile empire, sending its shares to an all-time high.

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Massachusetts inmate gets three years in prison for plot to kill Obama

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man who prosecutors said developed a detailed plan while in state custody to kill former U.S. President Barack Obama in a sniper-like attack and then flee was sentenced on Wednesday to 37 months in prison.

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Bundy follower gets 68 years for role in armed Nevada standoff

(Reuters) - One of two men convicted in the first of several trials stemming from a 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities in Nevada was sentenced on Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role in the armed confrontation.

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Facebook results beat estimates as mobile ad sales soar, stock at record high

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc surpassed quarterly profit and revenue estimates on Wednesday as the social media giant found more ways to attract advertisers to its mobile app including its centerpiece product, the Facebook News Feed, sending its shares to an all-time high.

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Facebook profit, revenue smash estimates as mobile ad sales soar

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc crushed quarterly profit and revenue estimates on Wednesday as the social media giant's push into video ads helped bolster its fast-growing mobile ad business.

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UPDATE 1-Facebook funds Harvard effort to fight election hacking, propaganda

LAS VEGAS, July 26 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will provide initial funding of $500,000 for a nonprofit organization that aims to help protect political parties, voting systems and information providers from hackers and propaganda attacks, the world's largest social network said on Wednesday.

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U.S. taxable bond funds attract most cash in 2 years -ICI

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, July 26 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors darted into taxable bonds for a 33rd straight week, injecting the most cash into the category since June 2015, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data showed on Wednesday. Nearly $12.8 billion flowed into the taxable bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds during the week ended July 19, according to ICI, reinforcing a strong investor preference for debt despite low yields and uncertainty over central bank polic

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Facebook funds Harvard effort to fight election hacking, propaganda

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will provide initial funding for a nonprofit organization that aims to help protect political parties, voting systems and information providers from hackers and propaganda attacks, the world's largest social network said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Hess sees Bakken production rising in coming years

* Chief Executive John Hess says expects company's Bakken production to grow 10 percent per year 'over the next several years'

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Nike CEO takes a pay cut after rough year

Nike is making some big pay cuts.

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METALS-Copper hits two-year high as China looks to cut scrap imports

LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - Copper prices rose for a fourth day on Wednesday to the highest in more than two years on expectations of strong economic growth in China and news of Chinese restrictions on scrap imports that would increase demand for imported refined copper.

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Drugmaker GSK calls for at least two years' Brexit transition

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's pharmaceutical industry needs at least two years' transition to cope with the impact of the country leaving the European Union, the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday.

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Lower tax rate fuels Ford beat, seen lifting full-year profit

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly net profit due to a lower tax rate and increased sales of more profitable pickup trucks in the U.S. market, and the company said that reduced tax rate would boost its full-year profits.

Arts and Antiquities Looting nytimes.com

After 26 Years, Munich Settles Case Over a Klee Looted by Nazis

The court battle was the longest running in Germany over Nazi-looted art and focused on a painting by Paul Klee that had been seized as degenerate art.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Three New Books Discuss How to Confront and Reform Racist Policing

Books by former Dallas police chief David O. Brown and the law professor Paul Butler, and a collection edited by Angela J. Davis, call for transformation of the system.

Detroit (Mich) nytimes.com

After 50 Years, Detroit Unrest Remains Vivid

In this 360° video, travel through archival photographs to sites of one of the most destructive civil disturbances in American history and hear from a woman who witnessed it.

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Intelligence Agencies Say North Korean Missile Could Reach U.S. in a Year

The estimate significantly shortens the time that analysts believed it would take the regime to develop a weapon capable of reaching the continental United States.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Russian Women Speak Up About the Front Lines and the Home Front

Svetlana Alexievich’s “The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II” unearths a mostly buried aspect of Russian history.

Luggage and Packing nytimes.com

No, Comic Books Are ‘Not a Security Threat,’ T.S.A. Says

United Airlines had mistakenly told travelers returning home from Comic-Con International in San Diego to remove comic books from their checked bags.

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Apple CEO promised Trump to build three manufacturing plants in U.S.: WSJ

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook has committed to build three big manufacturing plants in the United States, the Wall Street Journal quoted U.S. President Donald Trump as saying.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Public Health: ‘Skinny’ Obamacare Repeal Would Clash With Republicans’ Health Care Promises

The new option being considered by Senate leaders could plausibly be described as Obamacare repeal. But it would disrupt markets and raise premiums.

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Options traders bullish on Facebook ahead of second-quarter results

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Facebook Inc geared up to report second-quarter results on Wednesday, traders in the options market are exhibiting a greater degree of bullishness in more than a year, options data showed.

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Nigerian stocks hit new two-year highs, led by banking sector

LAGOS, July 25 (Reuters) - Nigeria's benchmark index hit new two-year highs on Tuesday, led by banking shares after the central bank said it was committed to opening up the local currency market to investors.

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Jobs lift U.S. consumer confidence to near 16-year high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S consumer confidence jumped to a near 16-year high in July amid optimism over the labor market while house prices maintained their upward trend in May, which could boost consumer spending after recent sluggishness.

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WRAPUP 1-Jobs lift U.S. consumer confidence to near 16-year high

WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - U.S consumer confidence jumped to a near 16-year high in July amid optimism over the labor market while house prices maintained their upward trend in May, which could boost consumer spending after recent sluggishness.

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Volatility plunge sends VIX index to 23-year low

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Strong earnings boosted U.S. stocks on Tuesday, driving the S&P 500 to a record high while also sending a popular options-based gauge of expected price volatility down to a more than 23-year low.

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House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Happens When Liberty Fails to Deliver

In “The Retreat of Western Liberalism,” Edward Luce argues that the tradition of liberty is under mortal threat.

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BRIEF-Renault teams with Microsoft and VISEO on digital car maintenance book prototype‍​

* GROUPE RENAULT TEAMS WITH MICROSOFT AND VISEO TO CREATE DIGITAL CAR MAINTENANCE BOOK PROTOTYPE‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2tyhsz5 Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom:)

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Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life

A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life.

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Rose, Cavaliers agree to one-year deal: report

(The Sports Xchange) - Free agent point guard Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers reached agreement on a one-year contract, ESPN reported Monday, citing league sources.

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DealBook: Scaramucci on Trump: ‘He’s My Client’

The new White House communications director is just as brash as his boss — and, it seems, just as willing to kiss and make up with a former foe.

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Woman livestreams crash that kills 14-year-old

An 18-year-old woman who livestreamed a video of herself behind the wheel during a fatal crash has been arrested.

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Kansas man gets 30-year sentence for foiled bomb plot targeting U.S. military base

(Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in federal prison for plotting a failed suicide bombing at a U.S. military base on behalf of Islamic State, federal prosecutors said.

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Books of The Times: Portrait of a Nigerian Marriage in a Heartbreaking Debut Novel

Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay With Me,” like great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, explores the pull between tradition and modernity in Nigeria.

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Next James Bond film set for November 2019, no word on 007 star

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Bond is returning to movie theaters in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy.

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Trump pleads with Republicans to keep their promise, roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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'Game of Thrones' author teases two possible new books in 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Author George R.R. Martin has hinted at the possibility of not one but two new "Game of Thrones" books in 2018, whetting the appetites of fans who have been waiting for the next installment of the epic saga since 2011.

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Critic's Notebook: The Ballerina Who Can Stop Time (and Restart It, Too)

Most of us are ruled by time. Not Tiler Peck, of New York City Ballet. And this spring, she took her mastery to a new level.

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EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient.

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Penguin pulls 'Mandela's Last Years' off shelves after family complains

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Publisher Penguin on Monday pulled a book about Nelson Mandela off the shelves after the widow and family of South Africa's former president complained that the doctor who wrote the book had not been given permission to do so, local media said.

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UPDATE 3-Hasbro posts smallest sales beat in 1-1/2 years, shares drop

* Hasbro's shares slump as much as 9.2 pct (Adds analyst, CFO comments; updates shares)

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BRIEF-Ocean Bio-Chem reports Q2 net sales about $9.9 mln vs about $8.7 mln a year ago

* Ocean Bio-Chem Inc reports record nets sales for the second quarter and the first six months of 2017

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Greece Looks to Turn a Corner After Years of Economic Pain

The announcement that Athens would issue new bonds offered hope that one of Europe’s weakest economies might at last be weaning itself off international bailouts.

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BRIEF-Dais signs multi-year supply agreement with The Haier Group

* Dais signs multi-year supply agreement with The Haier Group

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UK government to discuss Brexit implementation period later this year: minister

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Britain's business minister said the government will discuss later this year how a transitional period after Brexit might work, a key demand for businesses worried about a cliff-edge exit at the end of two-year talks in March 2019.

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Fiction: Around the World in 50 Years

To mark a major birthday (and avoid an ex-lover’s wedding), the hero of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel “Less” embarks on a long journey.

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Boy in HIV remission for years without drugs

A 9-year-old South African boy diagnosed with HIV when he was 1 month old has been in HIV remission for 8½ years -- without regular treatment.

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New Trump communications director promises crackdown on media leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's new communications director, said on Sunday that one of his first tasks will be to halt leaks and that staff on his team would be fired if the leaks do not stop.

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Sons remember Princess Diana in film 20 years after her death

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’

The president’s strategy for navigating the inquiry is adopted from the Clintons’ approach to the Whitewater and Lewinsky investigations.

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Local golf hero Fleetwood eyes storybook finish at Birkdale

(Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood's romantic adventure at the Open championship took another "lovely" upward turn on Saturday as the local hero shot a four-under-par 66 to leave him still dreaming of a storybook finish to his remarkable week.

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Alternate history of Singapore scoops comic books awards in U.S.

SAN DIEGO, Calif (Reuters) - Singaporean graphic novelist Sonny Liew dominated the comic industry's equivalent of the Oscars, scooping three Eisner Awards for "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye" - a...

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Wall agrees to four-year contract extension with Wizards

(Reuters) - Point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a four-year, $170 million contract extension, according to multiple reports on Friday.

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Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site.

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BRIEF-Viasat says CEO Mark Dankberg's fiscal year 2017 total compensation was $9 mln

* Viasat inc says CEO Mark Dankberg's fiscal year 2017 total compensation was $9.0 million versus $7.3 million in fiscal year - sec filing

Theater nytimes.com

Critic's Notebook: This Podcast Is a Love Story, for Your Ears Only

The new podcast “36 Questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.

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Half of German companies hit by sabotage, spying in last two years, BSI says

BERLIN (Reuters) - More than half the companies in Germany have been hit by spying, sabotage or data theft in the last two years, the German IT industry association Bitkom said on Friday, and estimated the attacks caused around 55 billion euros' worth of damage a year.

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Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

(Reuters) - Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions until Dec. 31, 2020, the governing body said on Friday.

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Honeywell beats profit estimates, raises full-year forecasts

(Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, as sales in its aerospace unit and the business that caters to the energy industry were not as bad as it had feared.

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UPDATE 2-Honeywell beats profit estimates, raises full-year forecasts

* Q2 revenue $10.08 bln vs est $9.89 bln (Adds details, background, shares)

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BRIEF-DryShips says ‍book value of vessels, including advances about $652.6 mln

* DryShips Inc - ‍book value of vessels, including advances: approximately $652.6 million (or $125.86 per share) as of July 21, 2017​

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BRIEF-Republic Bancorp Inc reports 21pct year-over-year increase in second quarter net income

* Republic Bancorp Inc reports 21pct year-over-year increase in second quarter net income

Drought nytimes.com

U.N. Agency Reports Worst Drought in 16 Years in North Korea

The severe dry spell has raised fears of worsening food shortages in the North, where malnutrition has been a problem for years.

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Biggest active fund inflows in years, as bullish indicator climbs higher - BAML

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Active fund managers enjoyed a slight respite from the relentless rise of passive index-tracking this week, with the biggest inflow to active equity funds in two and a half years, Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists found on Friday.

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10-year-old finds million-year-old fossil

A 10-year-old boy in New Mexico stumbled onto a prehistoric find, after strong rains exposed the fossil.

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Egos: New in Memoir: Lessons in Falling in Love, and 2 Accounts of Its Horrors

Three books trace the highs and the (very) lows of love and marriage, says our memoir columnist, Meghan Daum.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro surge to two-year high prompts stocks pause

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - The euro’s surge to an almost two-year high dominated financial markets on Friday, with most major stock exchanges consolidating after a second strong week of gains while those in mainland Europe dipped.

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Free movement of people to continue for at least two years after Brexit: media

LONDON (Reuters) - The free movement of European Union citizens to Britain will continue for at least two years after Brexit as part of a transitional deal, British media reported on Friday.

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Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.

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LG Chem to provide Apple's iPhone batteries next year: Korea Economic Daily

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Chem Ltd is slated to exclusively provide batteries for Apple's iPhone 9 which is likely to be launched next year, a Korean newspaper reported on Friday.

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LG Chem to provide Apple's iPhone batteries next year -Korea Economic Daily

SEOUL, July 21 (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Chem Ltd is slated to exclusively provide batteries for Apple's iPhone 9 which is likely to be launched next year, a Korean newspaper reported on Friday.

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Euro at two-year high, Asian shares barely budge

TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said tapering of its stimulus will be on the table this autumn, while a solid global economic outlook kept Asian share prices near decade highs.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro at 2-year high, Asian shares barely budge

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said tapering of its stimulus will be on the table this autumn, while a solid global economic outlook kept Asian share prices near decade highs.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Elektra posts second-quarter profit after year-ago loss

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (Reuters) - Mexican retail and banking company Grupo Elektra on Thursday reported a net profit of 7.1 billion pesos ($393.4 million) in the second quarter, boosted by higher sales, an improved loan portfolio and a big payoff from derivative bets.

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Jake Tapper book gets its own movie

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Mexico's Elektra posts second-quarter profit after year-ago loss

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (Reuters) - Mexican retail and banking company Grupo Elektra on Thursday reported a net profit of 7.1 billion pesos ($393.4 million) in the second quarter, boosted by higher sales and an improved loan portfolio.

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Opinion: Trump's authoritarian playbook

Just before Donald Trump took office, I argued that our new President would likely follow the "authoritarian playbook," an approach toward governance that privileges executive power and makes the leader's personal goals and needs the focus of his public office. Now, six months later, those predictions have come true.

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NBA: Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.

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New Health Bill Is Forecast to Leave 15 Million More Uninsured Next Year

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the latest version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would still leave millions more uninsured.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: Is Everyone in Politics Writing a Tell-all? Yes

From Hillary Clinton to a White House stenographer, readers will hear almost everyone’s point of view in upcoming books.

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U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall back below 4 percent: Freddie Mac

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages dropped back below 4 percent this week in line with a drop in Treasury yields, retreating from their highest levels in two months,...

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UPDATE 1-U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall back below 4 percent - Freddie Mac

(Adds background, table, graphic) NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages dropped back below 4 percent this week in line with a drop in Treasury yields, retreating from their highest levels in two months, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 3.96 percent in the week ended July 20. Last week, the average 30-year rate was 4.03 percent, which was the highest since 4.05 per

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Alibaba's revenue to jump 45-48 pct this year - executive chairman

NAIROBI, July 20 (Reuters) - China's Alibaba expects its revenue to expand by 45 to 48 percent in its fiscal year from April as more small businesses join its online community in search of sales, Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Thursday.

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Poulter rolls back the years to ignite home challenge

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Ian Poulter ignited the home challenge at the British Open on Thursday with a near faultless three-under-par 67, stirring memories of his near-miss when the tournament was last staged at Royal Birkdale nine years ago.

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Notebook: The Annie Leibovitz of the Alt-Right

The photographer Peter Duke is on a mission to make reactionaries look glamorous.

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Abbott raises full-year profit forecast

(Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories on Thursday raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast as the diversified healthcare company gains from its $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical.

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UPDATE 1-Abbott raises full-year profit forecast

July 20 (Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories on Thursday raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast as the diversified healthcare company gains from its $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical.

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Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.

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BRIEF-Superior Drilling Products reports Q2 preliminary revenue nearly quadrupled over prior-year period

* Superior Drilling Products reports second quarter 2017 preliminary revenue nearly quadrupled over prior-year period; increases 2017 revenue expectations

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Hill investigators: Facebook holds key answers on whether Trump campaign colluded with Russia

Top Democrats on the House and Senate Russia investigations and a top digital staffer from the campaign of President Donald Trump split sharply on whether the campaign colluded with Russia, but many agree that Facebook holds the answers investigators are looking for and they want the social media giant to give up the goods.

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Aurora, Colorado marks five-year anniversary of theater massacre

AURORA, Col. (Reuters) - A somber crowd marked the fifth anniversary early on Thursday of a shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 injured.

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Woman retakes vacation pics in same spots 30 years later

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Aurora, Colo. marks five-year anniversary of theater massacre

AURORA, Col. (Reuters) - A somber crowd marked the fifth anniversary early on Thursday of a shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 injured.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

By the Book: Calvin Trillin: By the Book

The humorist, memoirist and journalist likes the way H.L. Mencken expressed himself, for instance in his definition of Puritanism: “The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

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Lenovo's PC business to return to positive growth this year: CEO

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd's personal computer (PC) business will return to positive growth in the current fiscal year 2017/18, the firm's chief executive Yang Yuanqing told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-POSCO Q2 profit jumps 44 pct from year ago on improved profit margins

SEOUL, July 20 (Reuters) - South Korea steelmaker POSCO reported on Thursday that operating profit for the April-to-June period rose 44.3 percent from the same time a year ago because of higher profit margins for its steel sales.

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Nikkei rides global rally; Topix's market cap hits near 2-year high

TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Thursday, with the main board's market capitalization hitting nearly two-year highs as investors stayed upbeat after global stocks rallied.

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Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday.

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Couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years

Mummified remains have been found of what appear to be a Swiss farming couple who disappeared 75 years ago in World War II.

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Asia stocks hit 9-1/2-year high, markets await BOJ, ECB meetings

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled near-decade peak on Thursday, bolstered by a surge in global stocks to a record high on strong U.S. corporate earnings, while investors awaited the Japanese and European central bank meetings for clues on their policy outlooks.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hit 9-1/2-year high, markets await BOJ, ECB meetings

* Global stocks at record, Asia ex-Japan index hits 9-1/2-yr high

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UPDATE 1-Brazil expects to raise $3.2 bln this year from tax hikes -sources

BRASILIA, July 19 (Reuters) - Brazil is likely to announce higher taxes on gasoline on Thursday to help meet this year's budget target during a slow economic recovery, a government source said.

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CORRECTED-U.S. hotels bank on loyalty programs in push for direct booking

July 18 (Reuters) - Hotel loyalty programs have helped U.S. chains such as Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott score more bookings on their own websites, luring customers from online travel agents that had seen commissions balloon to an estimated $3.5 billion a year.

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After 17 years, S&P tech index breaks record

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - It took 17 years, but the S&P 500 information technology index has finally recovered from the implosion of the dot-com bubble.

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Books of The Times: Hunted at the Zoo in ‘Fierce Kingdom’

When a mundane setting turns lethal, a mother and her 4-year-old son find themselves becoming prey in Gin Phillips’s new thriller.

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Russian sentenced in U.S. to five years prison for 'Citadel' malware

(Reuters) - A Russian man who U.S. prosecutors say played a role in developing the sophisticated malware known as "Citadel" used to steal personal financial information from thousands of computers worldwide was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison.

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Three top ballet troupes share stage for 50th year of 'Jewels'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Emeralds," "Rubies" and "Diamonds" will dazzle as never before as three of the world's top dance companies share the stage for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of "Jewels," the world's first full-length plotless ballet, this week.

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Facebook in talks with publishers on supporting subscription models

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in early talks with several news publishers about how its social media site can better support subscription business models, the company's head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Egypt's poorest risk death for promise of work in Libya

TARFA AL-KOM, Egypt (Reuters) - In a bare room with nothing but a small pillow, a few pots, and a sheet to cover the dusty floor, Youssef Abdullah's family was living in an impoverished Upper Egyptian village when they were told he died in the Libyan desert.

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New York man gets 22 years in prison for hammer attacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hammer-wielding man who attacked four people including a police officer during a three-day string of assaults in New York City two years ago was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in prison, prosecutors said.

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UPDATE 2-America Movil sees approval of partial Telmex separation by year-end

MEXICO CITY, July 19 (Reuters) - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil expects regulatory approval to separate part of its Telmex unit by the end of 2017 or early next year, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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Austrian activist, 25,000 supporters seek right to bring class-action suit against Facebook

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) heard arguments on Wednesday over whether to allow a class action suit against Facebook, brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems - and about 25,000 other users across the globe.

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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

(Reuters) - The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Dodging Chinese Police in Kashgar, a Silk Road Oasis Town

On a final reporting trip, The Times’s Beijing bureau chief returned to a city on China’s western edge, home to a mostly Sunni Muslim population.

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Facebook to launch news subscription product: TheStreet

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc plans to launch a subscription-based news product, and will begin initial tests in October, TheStreet reported on Tuesday, citing the social media company's news partnerships head Campbell Brown at a conference.

Fossils nytimes.com

A 9-Year-Old Tripped, Fell and Discovered a Million-Year-Old Fossil

Jude Sparks was playing with his brothers in New Mexico when he stumbled over the fossilized tusk of a Stegomastodon, a prehistoric, elephantine creature.

Television nytimes.com

Critic's Notebook: Watching ‘Fox & Friends,’ Trump Sees a Two-Way Mirror

Sometimes the president’s tweets program his go-to cable morning show. And sometimes the show programs him.

cnn.com

26,000-year-old mammoth skull debuts

A crew has excavated a 26,000-year-old mammoth skull discovered in the 1990s in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

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Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years

A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier.

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Sen. Cory Booker: Trump letting Obamacare fail is 'sinister'

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying "that's not just cynical, it's actually sinister."

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Cooper: Trump forgot campaign promises

President Donald Trump says he's not going to own an Obamacare collapse, but CNN's Anderson Cooper looks at times when Trump promised he would repeal and replace Obamacare.

The Incest Diary (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: A Dive Into the Abyss in the Anonymous ‘Incest Diary’

In a disturbing new memoir, an unidentified writer tells the story of being raped by her father, starting when she was 3.

cnn.com

Ex-House Speaker released from prison

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who was convicted of bank fraud to conceal payments to a sex abuse victim, was released from federal prison after serving 13 months. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Prudential Financial says on July 17 entered along with unit into $4 bln five year credit agreement - SEC filing

* Prudential Financial Inc - on July 17, co along with its subsidiary entered into $4 billion five year credit agreement - SEC filing

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86-year-old jewel thief busted again

Doris Payne, the octogenarian famed for swiping huge amounts of high-priced bling over the years, has been arrested again.

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5G's promise: Faster speeds, longer battery life

Cartoons and Cartoonists nytimes.com

Critic's Notebook: How Sanrio Makes Anti-Capitalism Adorable, and Profitable

In the shadow of Hello Kitty, its famously cute emblem of consumerism, this company has created a more rebellious genre of heroes in Aggretsuko and Gudetama.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Freddie Mac prices new $3 bln two-year reference notes security

* Freddie Mac prices new $3 billion two-year reference notes security

politicsNews reuters.com

Ex-U.S. House Speaker Hastert released from Minnesota prison

(Reuters) - Former U.S. House of Representative Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and moved to a Chicago halfway house after serving a 13-month sentence for a financial crime tied to sex abuse, federal records showed on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Equity Lifestyle Properties sees funds from operations for year ending Dec 31 to be between $3.52 and $3.62

* Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc - project funds from operations for three months ending September 30, 2017 between $0.86 and $0.92

cnn.com

Spies among us: Get a peek at their playbook

Spies are living among us.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-CGI Group wins $68.7 mln, 5-year contract by Lacoe

* CGI Group - awarded $68.7 million, 5-year contract by lacoe for modernization of its financial, HR IT systems Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. hotels bank on loyalty programs in push for direct booking

(Reuters) - Hotel loyalty programs have helped U.S. chains such as Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott score more bookings on their own websites, luring customers from online travel agents that had seen commissions balloon to an estimated $3.5 billion a year.

cnn.com

Pizza Hut to hire 14K new drivers this year

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10 years after signing Beckham, LA Galaxy looks for new talent

It was only 10 years ago that LA Galaxy were signing arguably the most recognizable face in world football, David Beckham.

worldNews reuters.com

Swiss glacier yields bodies of couple missing 75 years

GENEVA (Reuters) - The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the Alps have been found on a shrinking glacier, Swiss media said on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Media house Schibsted Q2 beat forecast, hits out at Google and Facebook

* Q2 EBITDA ex investment phase NOK 880 million ($108.38 million)(Reuters poll NOK 834 million)

Peltz, Nelson nytimes.com

DealBook: Why Nelson Peltz Wants P.&G. to See Him as a ‘Constructivist’

The financier, who dislikes the term “activist,” has made his name by investing in companies using a friendlier approach. But he’s still an activist.

cnn.com

Renaissance 'Book of Miracles' shows apocalyptic images

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Copa Holdings ‍for June 2017, system-wide passenger traffic increased 14.7 pct year over year​

* Copa Holdings announces monthly traffic statistics for june 2017

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Lufthansa lifts profit target on bumper summer bookings

* Full results due on Aug. 2 (Adds H1 results, forecasts for unit revenues, fuel costs)

companyNews reuters.com

Lufthansa lifts profit target on bumper summer bookings

BERLIN/FRANKFURT, July 17 (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa increased its profit target for 2017 after a busy summer for bookings that has been boosted by demand on North American routes and a strong Germany economy.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Freddie Mac announces issuance of two-year reference notes security

* Freddie Mac announces the issuance of a new two-year reference notes security

businessNews reuters.com

FedEx says cyber attack to hurt full-year results

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said a disruption in services in its TNT Express unit following a cyber attack last month would hurt its full-year results.

healthNews reuters.com

Global health price tag could be $371 billion a year by 2030, WHO says

LONDON (Reuters) - Meeting life-saving global health targets by 2030 could require investments by donors and national governments of up to $58 per person per year, or $371 billion annually, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic's Notebook: When Women Won’t Accept Theatrical Manspreading

Gender inequality remains a problem, but it’s heartening to see playwrights and performers argue for more opportunities.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: This New York Love Story Subverts Its ‘Happily Ever After’

“The Changeling,” by Victor LaValle, is a dark fairy tale of a father’s frantic quest through New York City.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Joe Biden’s New Book to Be Released in November

"Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose” will reflect on the challenges of governing while mourning.

cnn.com

After 54 years of 'Doctor Who,' this is a first

Jodie Whittaker will become the first female doctor on the hit BBC television series "Doctor Who." CNN's MIchael Holmes reports.

China nytimes.com

Predictably, China’s Year-on-Year Growth Maintains Its Steady Pace

Beijing released officially reported data that showed the economy expanding in the second quarter at 6.9 percent, virtually unchanged from the first quarter.

sportsNews reuters.com

Golf: Jacklin says England can end 25-year wait

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Open winner Tony Jacklin borrowed a remark made famous by an erstwhile prime minister when he looked ahead to this week's Royal Birkdale major and declared that English golf had "never had it so good".

Facebook Inc nytimes.com

The Shift: Behind the Velvet Ropes of Facebook’s Private Groups

To understand Facebook’s new emphasis on private groups, I joined more than 100, ranging from gardeners to flat-earth truthers.

Iran nytimes.com

Iran Sentences U.S. Graduate Student to 10 Years on Spying Charges

The sentence for the American, a graduate student in history at Princeton, seemed bound to further antagonize relations between Iran and the United States.

sportsNews reuters.com

Athletics: De Grasse wins 200m to book Diamond League finals spot

(Reuters) - Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse claimed the victory he needed in the 200 meters to book a place in the end-of-season IAAF Diamond League finals during the latest stop in the series in Rabat, Morocoo on Sunday.

businessNews reuters.com

Whirlpool could gain 35 percent in the next year: Barron's

(Reuters) - Home appliance maker Whirlpool is a bargain at $192 a share and could jump as much as 35 percent to $260 a share in the next year, according to a fund manager who owns the company's shares, Barron's reported.

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Chicago anti-violence activist, nine-year-old gunned down in rash of shootings

(Reuters) - An anti-violence activist and a 9-year-old were among 10 people who were fatally shot in Chicago over the weekend, the latest in a rash of killings that has shaken the third-largest U.S. city and raised questions about how to staunch the bloodshed.

cnn.com

Iran sentences Iranian-American to 10 years

An Iranian-American has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for spying, Iran said Sunday.

topNews reuters.com

Iran says jails U.S. dual national for 10 years for spying

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian court has sentenced U.S. dual national to 10 years in jail on spying charges, Iran's Judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, the latest case of dual nationals held on security charges in the country.

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Defiant Erdogan attacks EU, promises to bring back death penalty

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A defiant President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday stepped up his attack on the European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if parliament passes it.

cnn.com

A year after failed coup in Turkey, Erdogan says 'behead traitors'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup aimed at unseating him -- lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate "traitors," a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes over the last 12 months will continue.

cnn.com

Former FBI director Comey writing a book

Former FBI Director James Comey is writing a book about his professional life. CNN's Brian Stelter and Ana Cabrera report.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Comey’s Writing a Book, and Publishers Are Eager to Pay Big Money for It

Mr. Comey’s book, which will address his run-ins with President Trump and other moments in his career, is expected to go to auction this coming week.

worldNews reuters.com

Benghazi airport reopens after three-year closure during war

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Benghazi's international airport officially reopened for commercial flights amid a heavy security presence on Saturday after a three-year closure due to fighting in the city.

sportsNews reuters.com

After nine years, Venus faces final reckoning against Muguruza

LONDON (Reuters) - Venus Williams will hope to reclaim her Wimbledon crown after a nine-year wait on Saturday against Garbine Muguruza, in a final that has the makings of a classic battle of the big hitters.

worldNews reuters.com

EU leaders willing to compromise on freedom of movement, says Tony Blair

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union leaders are willing to change the bloc's rules for the freedom of movement of workers, opening an opportunity for Britain to avoid a damaging "hard Brexit", former prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday.

Sun nytimes.com

Trilobites: Unlocking Mysteries in the Sun’s 11-Year Cycle

Two studies focused on the sun’s maximum and minimum periods of activity, yielding new findings about its internal processes and external corona.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Cost-cutter Schwab plans first new ETF in nearly four years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cost-cutting U.S. brokerage and asset manager Charles Schwab Corp is making plans to launch what could be its first new exchange-traded funds in nearly four years, a filing with...

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Turkish oil wrestlers grapple to win 600-year-old title

EDIRNE, Turkey (Reuters) - Some 2,200 oil wrestlers began fighting bouts at a stadium in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne on Friday, competing to win a golden belt in a contest dating back to...

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Viacom announces multi-year content partnership with Tyler Perry

* Viacom announces multi-year content partnership with Tyler Perry

politicsNews reuters.com

Former President Carter released from Canadian hospital after dehydration

(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged on Friday from a hospital in Canada where he received treatment after becoming dehydrated while working at a charity house-building project, the Carter Center said.

cnn.com

6-year-old completes triathlon after 3 open-heart surgeries

When 6-year-old Jack Foley crossed the finish line last month at the Long Beach Kids Triathlon, it was more than an athletic achievement. His completion marked a remarkable recovery from a rare heart condition.

companyNews reuters.com

Bullish oil funds lead hedge fund losers at half-year mark

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Many of last year's most successful oil market bulls have seen their winnings dissolve in the first half of this year, as the crude price has wallowed below $50 a barrel despite output cuts by some of the world's largest producers.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Morphosys CEO sees 5 months of guselkumab royalties this year

* Says he expects royalties for 5 months this year after U.S. Approval of guselkumab

companyNews reuters.com

Top official in casino hub of Macau jailed for 21 years in graft case

HONG KONG, July 14 (Reuters) - Judges in the Chinese-controlled territory of Macau found a former top prosecutor guilty of more than 1,000 charges on Friday and jailed him for 21 years, public broadcaster TDM reported.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Modern Love: How to Stop Breaking Up

A writer and artist valued their creative independence too much to stay together. But they couldn’t stay away.

cnn.com

Projection: 17 years left for full Social Security

Turkey nytimes.com

Mysteries, and a Crackdown, Persist a Year After a Failed Coup in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used the events of July 15, 2016, to justify a crackdown on opponents, but the extent of coup plot remains unclear.

companyNews reuters.com

U.S. Medicare reserves to last one year longer than previous forecast

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's healthcare program for the elderly will exhaust its reserves for hospital insurance in 2029, a year later than last year's forecast, the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees said on Thursday, implying a rate of growth that will not trigger the creation of a government board to cut spending.

businessNews reuters.com

Yellen says 3 percent U.S. growth 'quite challenging' in coming years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It would be "quite challenging" for the United States to reach the 3 percent growth target set by President Donald Trump, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate panel on Thursday in a hearing focused on regulatory reform and a discussion of lagging productivity.

topNews reuters.com

A year after failed coup, crackdown shakes pillar of Turkish state

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Late one night in early February, Ibrahim Kaboglu learned that he had been targeted in the sweeping crackdown that followed Turkey's failed coup a year ago.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-U.S. 30-year mortgage rates hit 2-month high -Freddie Mac

(Adds background, details on latest data) July 13 (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages broke above 4 percent this week, rising to their highest in two months in step with the recent rise in U.S. Treasury yields, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 4.03 percent in the week ended July 13, the highest since 4.05 percent in the May 11 week. Last week, the average 30-year rate was 3.96 pe

cnn.com

Airfares are going up for the first time in years

cnn.com

Theresa May's first year? A disaster. Her second will be worse

When Theresa May stood outside Downing Street one year ago Thursday after being officially appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by the Queen, her vision for Britain was ambitious.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Orchid Island Capital says preliminary book value $9.23 per share

* Orchid Island Capital Inc - preliminary book value of $9.23 per share as of June 30, 2017

healthNews reuters.com

T-cell cancer therapy holds promise, longer-term results await

(Reuters) - A novel cell treatment that saved the life of 9-year-old Austin Schuetz was given the green light by U.S. regulatory advisers on Wednesday and doctors hope it can save the lives of more children with the most common type of childhood cancer.

environmentNews reuters.com

Climate change may hinder aircraft takeoffs in years ahead: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Extreme heat over the next several decades will make it more difficult for full planes to get off the ground, requiring airlines to offload fuel, cargo and at times even passengers to manage smooth takeoffs, according to a study by a research unit of Columbia University released on Thursday.

worldNews reuters.com

Malaysia says MH17 suspects to face charges could be known by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia hopes that suspects in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to face charges in the Netherlands should be known by the end of the year, its transport minister, Liow Tiong Lai, said on Thursday.

worldNews reuters.com

Russia hands 20-year jail term to killer of Putin critic Nemtsov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced a man convicted of murdering opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to 20 years in jail on Thursday and handed terms of between 11 and 19 years to four other men convicted of being his accomplices.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: In Jane Austen’s Pages, Death Has No Dominion

What was death to the writer who never killed off a major character? In Austen’s six novels, mortality is a more subtle matter.

cnn.com

US hits refugee admissions quota for the year

The Trump administration reached its self-imposed quota on refugee admissions for the 2017 fiscal year this week, according to State Department data posted online, and will dramatically reduce admissions going forward.

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: An Arsonist and His Femme Fatale Fiancée in ‘American Fire’

Monica Hesse’s new book, about a string of fires in Virginia, has all the elements of a lively crime procedural.

worldNews reuters.com

Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year's presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.

environmentNews reuters.com

Native clams return to Sicilian lake after 30-year absence

LAKE GANZIRRI, Italy (Reuters) - Local clams and mussels are on the comeback in homes and restaurants in the Messina area of the southern Italian island of Sicily after a 30-year absence caused by high pollution levels in Lake Ganzirri.

Da Silva, Luiz Inacio Lula nytimes.com

Ex-President of Brazil Sentenced to Nearly 10 Years in Prison for Corruption

The conviction of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was a stunning setback for a politician who has wielded enormous influence across Latin America.

businessNews reuters.com

Facebook's Zuckerberg drills down into North Dakota's oil patch

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg toured a North Dakota drilling rig on Tuesday and peppered industry workers in the No. 2 U.S. oil-producing state with questions about automation, safety and fracking.

sportsNews reuters.com

Kittel takes fifth victory in this year's Tour de France

PAU, France (Reuters) - German Marcel Kittel claimed his fifth victory in this year's Tour de France when he won the 11th stage, a 203.5km ride from Eymet on Wednesday.

Goldstone, Rob (Publicist) nytimes.com

Rob Goldstone, Trump Intermediary, Likes Silly Hats and Facebook

The British publicist has a moment in the media glare as the broker of the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Moscow insider.

worldNews reuters.com

Drilling for oil in disputed sea may resume this year: Philippine official

MANILA (Reuters) - Drilling for oil and natural gas on the Reed Bank in the South China Sea may resume before the end of the year, a Philippine energy official said on Wednesday, as the government prepares to offer new blocks to investors in bidding in December.