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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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Daimler to invest $1 billion in Alabama plant, create over 600 jobs

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Daimler said it will invest $1 billion to expand its U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama to start building electric sport-utility vehicles there from about 2020.

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

WASHINGTON (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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Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (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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Wall Street slips from record levels as Apple, Fed view weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped from their all-time highs on Thursday, weighed down by Apple and the hawkish stance of the Federal Reserve, which hinted at raising interest rates for a third time this year despite low inflation.

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Exclusive: Chipmaker GlobalFoundries asks EU to investigate bigger rival TSMC - source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. electronic chipmaker GlobalFoundries has asked European antitrust regulators to investigate market leader TSMC , accusing the Taiwanese firm of unfair competition, an industry source said on Monday.

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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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Wall St. lower as investors assess Fed's hawkish stance

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks pulled back from their all-time highs on Thursday as investors assessed the Federal Reserve's policy statement, which hinted at raising interest rates for the third time this year and laid out plans to roll back its monetary stimulus.

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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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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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Wall St. opens slightly lower after Fed's hawkish stance

(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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Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants: report

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

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U.S. jobless claims fall; hurricanes still affecting data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, but the near-term outlook for the labor market was muddied by the continuing impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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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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U.S. jobless claims fall; hurricanes still impacting data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, but the data continued to be influenced by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, muddying the labor market picture in the near term.

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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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EU eyes solo move to increase tax on online giants, risking U.S. anger

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Thursday it may seek to implement tax reform to raise more revenue from online giants without the backing of the United States and other rich nations, in a move that could spark a new transatlantic dispute.

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Futures flat after Fed signals third rate hike this year

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it could raise interest rates for the third time this year despite low inflation and disclosed plans to shrink its balance sheet.

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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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Road to electric car paradise paved with handouts

JUDABERG, Norway (Reuters) - The Norwegian island of Finnoey has the highest density of electric cars in the world. The reason? They are exempt from the $6,000-a-year toll charges for the tunnel to the mainland.

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

HONG KONG (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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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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Toys 'R' Us plans holiday hires including toy demonstrators

(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc, the U.S. toy retailer that filed for bankruptcy protection this week, said on Thursday it is hiring part-time seasonal workers to staff its stores for the holidays, including for a new position of toy demonstrator.

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Mitsubishi recalls 89,406 cars in Russia: standards agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's standards watchdog Rosstandart said on Thursday it had been informed that Mitsubishi Motors Corp was recalling 89,406 Mitsubishi ASX cars sold in Russia between July 2010 and January 2016.

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Volvo rolls out compact SUV in latest upmarket shift under Geely

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

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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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Toshiba, keen to seal $18 billion chips sale, wrestles with last-minute delays

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.

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Lufthansa CEO puts focus on 38 wet lease planes in Air Berlin battle

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa's bid for Air Berlin assets is focused on securing the 38 crewed planes it currently leases from the insolvent carrier and it is interested in a further 20 to 40 planes, Lufthansa's chief executive said.

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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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Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel division

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones - its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure.

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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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China's Baidu launches $1.5 billion autonomous driving fund

BEIJING (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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Dollar shines, Asia shares slip after Fed signals Dec rate hike

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

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

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Avis, Hertz shares rise but remain in short-seller cross-hairs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. car-rental companies Avis Budget Group Inc and Hertz Global Holdings Inc have driven out of the ditch in recent weeks, aided in part by storms that devastated the southern United States.

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Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing.

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Oil dips on rising U.S. crude inventories and production

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets dipped on Thursday, weighed down by rising U.S. crude inventories and production as well as a stronger dollar, which potentially hampers fuel consumption in countries that use other currencies at home.

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

TAIPEI (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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Toshiba prepares to formalize chips sale, even as rejected suitor steps up legal action

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is expected to formalize the sale of its prized memory chip unit on Thursday to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, even as jilted suitor and joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action.

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Plan to ease U.S. firearm export rules may relieve gunmakers facing sales slump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A move by the Trump administration to make it simpler to sell small arms abroad may provide some relief to gun makers American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger & Company in an industry grappling with a deep sales slump since the election of President Donald Trump.

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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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Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around $1 billion : source

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (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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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 billion: source

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (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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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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Dollar shines, Asia shares slip after Fed signals December rate hike

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

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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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Albertsons buys meal-kit delivery provider Plated

(Reuters) - Albertsons Cos Inc , one of America's biggest supermarket chains, said on Wednesday it would buy meal-kit delivery service Plated, as it looks to attract more customers to its stores amid increased competition.

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FedEx raises TNT integration costs by $75 million: filings

(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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Mueller wants documents on Trump decisions, including dismissals of Comey and Flynn, sources say

Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested documents and information covering a range of events from President Donald Trump's White House, including two firings and an Oval Office meeting, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

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FedEx says financial drain from cyber attack to linger through 2018

(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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Fed keeps U.S. rates steady, to start portfolio drawdown in October

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but signaled it still expects one more increase by the end of the year despite a recent bout of low inflation.

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Tesla working with AMD to develop chip for self-driving car: CNBC

(Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.

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Wall St. closes slightly higher after Fed policy decisions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow ended slightly higher on Wednesday, adding to their string of closing records, after the Federal Reserve signaled it expects another interest rate hike by year-end and disclosed timing for reducing its balance sheet.

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

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

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Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but signaled it still expects one more increase by the end of the year despite recent weak inflation readings.

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Holiday sales forecasts indicate strong growth for retailers

(Reuters) - Early holiday sales forecasts are indicating a largely stronger season for retailers than last year, helped by higher online sales and increasing spending power due to a strong labor market.

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Wall St. falls after Fed signals another rate hike this year

(Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes were lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled that it expects another rate hike by year end and disclosed timing for reducing its balance sheet.

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UPDATE 1-Jakks Pacific expects 2017 loss due to Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc said on Wednesday it expects to report a net loss in fiscal 2017 due to charges related to bankruptcy of the biggest U.S. toy store chain Toys 'R' Us Inc.

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UPDATE 1-Apple Watch fails to tick with reviewers due to cellular glitch

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Reviewers of Apple Inc's latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago were impressed by some of its smartphone features, but several said on Wednesday they did not recommend the device because of connectivity problems and poor battery life.

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

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

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Jakks Pacific expects 2017 net loss due to Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc said it expects to report a net loss in fiscal 2017 due to charges related to the bankruptcy of Toys 'R' Us Inc.

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BRIEF-JAKKS says ‍does not anticipate any long-term material adverse impact from Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy ​

* JAKKS comments on Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy; updates 2017 forecast

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Apple Watch fails to tick with reviewers due to cellular glitch

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Apple Inc's latest smartwatch may have packed many impressive features of a smartphone, but occasional mobile connectivity issues and poor battery life held back several reviewers from recommending the device.

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Waymo seeking $2.6 billion for one trade secret against Uber

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

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Wall St. flat; all eyes on Fed policy decision

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision for clues on the future path of interest rates.

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Review: ‘Raging Bull’ (1980)

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Google close to buying smartphone maker HTC's assets: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is close to acquiring assets of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp , Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

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BlackRock's Fink says he is committed to gender diversity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink on Wednesday said the largest asset manager must mirror its customers in terms of gender, in comments that come as the company has become more vocal about shareholder and activist efforts to boost workplace diversity.

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S&P, Dow flat ahead of Fed decision; Apple weighs on Nasdaq

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow were little changed on Wednesday but hovered near record levels as investors waited to hear from the Federal Reserve on future interest rate hikes this year while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was pulled lower by a drop in Apple.

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Pirelli's IPO books covered on base deal size - bank memo

MILAN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Demand for the initial public offering of Italian tyremaker Pirelli has reached an amount sufficient to cover the base size of the offer on the third day of the share sale, a memo sent by banks to investors said on Wednesday.

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General Mills profit misses as U.S. yogurt sales sour

(Reuters) - General Mills Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit as yogurt and cereal sales declined in North America, sending the company's shares down 9 percent to their lowest levels in nearly two years.

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BlackRock's Fink says he is committed to gender parity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink on Wednesday said he is committed to gender parity and that his company must mirror customers, especially with a large proportion of household wealth managed by women.

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Amazon reviewing website after algorithm suggests bomb-making ingredients

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

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Pfizer files suit against J&J over Remicade contracts

(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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UPDATE 4-Bank bailout hits Russia as B&N asks central bank for aid

* Analysts do not see risk of sector-wide crisis (Updates throughout with new details, comments)

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General Mills profit misses on weak yogurt, cereal sales

(Reuters) - General Mills Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by lower sales of its yogurts and cereals in North America.

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Wall St. opens little changed; Fed takes center stage

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Wednesday as investors waited for the conclusion of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting for indications of a third interest rate hike this year.

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Toshiba to sell chip unit to Bain Capital-led group for $18 billion

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange.

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Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson over Remicade biosimilar

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson , saying that the drugmaker's anticompetitive contracts with health insurers prevented biosimilar competition to its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade.

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Wall St. opens flat as investors await Fed decision

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Wednesday as investors waited for the conclusion of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting for indications of a third interest rate hike this year.

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Clariant short-sellers squeezed as activist Corvex doubles-down

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds have trimmed bets on a fall in shares of Clariant , just as activist investor Corvex increases pressure on the Swiss chemicals company to ditch a $20 billion M&A deal with rival Huntsman .

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UPS expects to hire about 95,000 workers for holiday season

(Reuters) - Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said it expected to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for its crucial peak holiday season for the fourth straight year.

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Amazon ‘Reviewing’ Its Website After It Suggested Bomb-Making Items

A British television news report said that the online retailer’s algorithms were automatically offering items that could be used to create an explosive device.

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Toshiba says seals $18 billion deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange.

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At Deutsche Boerse, time and support dwindle for CEO Kengeter

FRANKFURT, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Support for Deutsche Boerse CEO Carsten Kengeter on the exchange group's supervisory board is weakening as investigations into insider trading allegations drag on, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

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As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say - thanks to better designs and lower prices.

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Austrian bank BAWAG PSK expects to decide on IPO next week

VIENNA/FRANKFURT, Sept 20 (Reuters) - BAWAG PSK, the Austrian bank majority owned by U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management, expects to formally announce next week whether it will go ahead with a share offer, two people familiar with the matter said.

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Futures flat as investors focus on Fed meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited clues from the Federal Reserve meeting on whether the central bank will raise interest rates for a third time this year.

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Getting your kid to bank summer earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Linda Rogers' father set her up for retirement when she was just a teenager.

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Wal-Mart to give more hours to current staff this holiday season

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it would not hire temporary workers this holiday season and would instead offer the extra hours to its current employees.

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CEE MARKETS-Hungarian bond yields hit record low on central bank easing

* Hungarian bonds up to 10 years trade at record-low yields * Hungarian central bank eased policy contrary to global trend * CEE assets are mostly rangebound, investors watch Fed meeting By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Hungarian bonds traded at record-low yields and the forint slipped on Wednesday, a day after Hungary's central bank (NBH) eased policy, including cutting its overnight deposit rate deeper into negative territory. The bank cut its inflation for

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Eurowings wins union backing to speed up hiring amid Air Berlin turbulence

BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa budget unit Eurowings has agreed a deal with the Verdi union that will allow it to hire new cabin crew at short notice from rivals such as bankrupt Air Berlin .

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T-Mobile U.S. explores takeover of Sprint: source

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Credit Bank of Moscow sees no direct risks from B&N troubles

MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Russia's Credit Bank of Moscow (MCB), which was recently included by the central bank in a list of systemically important banks, does not see a risk of direct losses from the problems facing its peer, B&N Bank, it said in an email.

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Toshiba selects Bain group as buyer of its prized chip business: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp has chosen a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital to buy its prized memory chip unit, three people with knowledge of the talks said on Wednesday, a last-minute dramatic twist to a highly contentious auction.

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UPDATE 3-Toshiba selects Bain group as buyer of its prized chip business -sources

* Western Digital wouldn't agree to terms on future stake- source (Adds source comment on reason for delay in official announcement in paragraph 9)

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Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us.

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World stocks notch up new high but it's all about the Fed

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks eked out a new record high on Wednesday and the dollar dipped against its major rivals with the focus on a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting that may give clues as to whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year.

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MOVES-Bank of America promotes Jim O'Neil to co-head of CIB EMEA - memo

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch has promoted Jim O'Neil to co-head its corporate and investment bank in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to a memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Russian bank bailout talk hits Moscow financial shares, elsewhere flat pre-Fed

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Russia's bank and financial shares index fell on Wednesday after a lender asked authorities for a bailout, while other emerging assets flatlined, awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

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RPT-Saudi Aramco could disclose accounts early 2018 - sources

LONDON/DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco will be able to release its audited financial accounts in early 2018 if the government decides on a venue for listing the oil giant's IPO and finalizes several reforms this year, three sources said.

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UPDATE 2-Toshiba selects Bain group as buyer of its memory chip business -sources

* Western Digital wouldn't agree to terms on future stake- source (Adds analyst comment and details of the deal)

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

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

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

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

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New Zealand election could put an obstacle in path to nailing TPP deal

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - If New Zealanders vote this weekend to change who governs them, that could create an obstacle to plans by members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to finalize a trade deal in November.

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Asia stocks steady, dollar treads water as investors count down to Fed

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were mostly steady on Wednesday after Wall Street again rose to record highs, although movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed before the Federal Reserve reveals its monetary policy stance later in the day.

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Wells Fargo's lone outsider aims to clean up bank's reputation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before a sales scandal upended its reputation, Wells Fargo & Co was something of a proud outsider in Washington and on Wall Street compared to its big bank peers.

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How $5 billion of debt caught up with Toys 'R' Us

(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc has been making $400 million in interest payments on its debt every year, largely due to its $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005. This week, it succumbed to its debt burden, leading to the biggest bankruptcy of a U.S. retailer since that of Kmart in 2004.

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Toshiba selects Bain group as buyer of its memory chip business: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp has selected a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital to buy its prized memory chip unit, three people with knowledge of the talks said on Wednesday, the latest dramatic twist to a highly contentious auction.

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Toshiba selects Bain group as buyer of its memory chip business -sources

* Western Digital wouldn't agree to terms on future stake- source (Recasts and writes through with details)

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Airbus opens China A330 plant amid market push

TIANJIN (Reuters) - Airbus SE on Wednesday opened its Chinese completion plant for A330 jets, with hopes that an increased presence in the world's fastest growing aviation market would help boost demand for the firm's profitable but ageing wide-body jets.

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Buffett calls pessimists about United States 'out of their mind'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uncertainty about how the United States will cope with growing tumult in the world has not dampened Warren Buffett's optimism for the country's prospects over the long term -- even 100 years into the future.

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Exclusive: Toshiba selects Bain group as buyer of its memory chip business - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp has selected a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital to buy its prized memory chip unit, three people with knowledge of the talks said on Wednesday.

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Asia steady after Wall St sets record highs, dollar treads water

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were mostly steady on Wednesday after Wall Street again rose to record highs, although movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed before the Federal Reserve reveals its monetary policy stance later in the day.

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

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

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

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

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Asia steady after Wall St. notches record highs, dollar holds firm

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were mostly steady on Wednesday after Wall Street again rose to record highs, although movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed before the Federal Reserve reveals its monetary policy stance later in the day.

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Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Calidus enters joint venture with Novo Resources

* Consideration to Novo is 20 million shares & expenditure commitment of $2 million over 3 years

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BRIEF-Walter Investment Management says co entered into a commitment letter with Barclays Bank

* Walter Investment Management Corp - on September 13, Walter Investment Management Corp entered into a commitment letter with Barclays Bank PLC - SEC filing

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Cyber attack, hurricane weigh on FedEx quarterly profit

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Tuesday a June cyber attack on its Dutch unit slashed $300 million from its quarterly profit, and the company lowered its full-year earnings forecast.

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Wall Street edges higher; U.S. Fed meeting in focus

(Reuters) - The three major U.S. stock indexes edged higher on Tuesday, logging closing records, with financial stocks providing the biggest boost a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's concluding statement from its two-day policy meeting.

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BRIEF-Altisource Residential Corp provides update on impact of Hurricane Irma

* Altisource Residential Corporation provides update on impact of Hurricane Irma

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T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Ford to cut production at five North American vehicle plants

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it plans to idle five North American vehicle assembly plants for a total of 10 weeks to reduce inventories of slow-selling models.

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FedEx quarterly profit falls

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp on Tuesday reported a lower quarterly net profit due to service disruptions following June's Petya cyber attack on its Dutch delivery unit TNT Express and the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

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UPDATE 4-Toys 'R' Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

* CEO says company won't engage in "race to the bottom" (Recasts lead; adds details on court hearing, approval of loan request; updates share prices to close)

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Wall St edges up on financials as Fed eyed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Tuesday but trading was in a narrow range with financial stocks providing the biggest boost ahead of the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.

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U.S. senators seek review of potential Russian control of Citgo

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators have urged the Trump administration to clarify if it is reviewing the potential acquisition by Russian oil company Rosneft of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA and U.S. subsidiary Citgo, saying a shift in Citgo's assets would be a security risk.

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U.S. bankruptcy judge says will approve loan for Toys 'R' Us

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - The U.S. Bankruptcy judge overseeing the Chapter 11 of Toys 'R' Us said on Tuesday he would approve the company's request to borrow more than $2 billion to help stabilize the largest U.S. toy chain as it builds inventory for the year-end shopping season.

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Wall St. edges up as U.S. Fed meeting is in focus

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Tuesday, helped by gains in financial, technology and telecom stocks, but indexes traded in a narrow range as investors stayed away from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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U.S. watchdog settled for small fine over Wells Fargo phony accounts: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A consumer watchdog agency could have levied $10 billion in penalties against Wells Fargo & Co last year for opening unauthorized customer accounts, but settled for a fraction of that to resolve the matter quickly, according to regulatory documents released on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Dominion Diamond shareholders approve deal with The Washington Companies

* Dominion diamond shareholders approve transaction with The Washington Companies

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Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , people familiar with the deal said.

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Tesla shares fall from record high after warning from analyst

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Tesla fell from record highs on Tuesday after an analyst warned that the electric car maker may take longer than expected to become profitable.

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Exclusive: Toshiba flips back to favoring Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , just days after saying it was leaning toward a rival bid including a South Korean chipmaker, people familiar with the deal said in the latest in a series of twists for the critical deal.

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Massachusetts sues Equifax as hack concerns spread to Canada

(Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of up to 143 million people, including 3 million in the state.

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Wall St. edges up on telecom gains; Fed meet in focus

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, helped largely by gains in telecom stocks, but traded in a narrow range as investors stayed away from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickup trucks for fire risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Tuesday it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.

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Restaurant Review: Hunger and Desire, Stripped of Window Dressing, at Prune

The chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s thoughts on what makes a satisfying dinner are extremely clear.

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Massachusetts sues Equifax for not protecting state residents

(Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of as many as 143 million people, including 3 million in the state.

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Wall St. little changed as investors focus on Fed meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors held back from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's debt holdings.

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Walgreens gets regulatory nod for slimmed-down Rite Aid deal

(Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators have allowed a slimmed-down deal for drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc to buy about 42 percent of Rite Aid Corp's U.S. stores for $4.38 billion, Walgreens said on Tuesday.

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Massachusetts sues Equifax for failing to protect state residents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax following a breach that exposed personal data about up to 143 million people, 3 million in Massachusetts.

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Toys 'R' Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, which filed for bankruptcy late Monday, will ask a judge on Tuesday for permission to borrow money so that it can start paying suppliers to ensure it has Lego building blocks and Barbie dolls for the holiday season.

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Review: In Season 2, ‘The Good Place’ Blows Itself Up, Hilariously

After a stunning first-season twist, NBC’s comedy of ethics drastically changes its premise but keeps its philosophical bent.

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Alibaba-backed Best Inc cuts expected price range for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) - Alibaba Group-backed Chinese logistics firm Best Inc on Tuesday slashed the expected price range of its U.S. initial public offering, one day before its market debut, suggesting tepid investor enthusiasm.

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T-Mobile, Sprint in merger talks: CNBC

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp are said to be in active merger talks, CNBC reported, citing sources.

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BRIEF-Smartfinancial, Capstone Bancshares shareholders approve merger-related proposals

* Smartfinancial Inc and Capstone Bancshares Inc shareholders approve merger-related proposals

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Wall St. little changed ahead of Fed's policy meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in morning trading on Tuesday as investors avoided taking major bets ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's bond holdings.

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Saudi Aramco could disclose accounts early 2018: sources

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco will be able to release its audited financial accounts in early 2018 if the government decides on a venue for listing the oil giant's IPO and finalizes several reforms this year, three sources said.

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Wall St. opens slightly higher ahead of Fed meet

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday, with the Dow hitting another record, ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's bond holdings.

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Volvo Cars plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling investment: source

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Volvo Cars is doubling investment in its first U.S. plant under construction to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion, a source with knowledge of the plans said, as the carmaker heads for a fourth straight year of record sales.

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Volvo Cars plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling investment - source

STOCKHOLM, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Volvo Cars is doubling investment in its first U.S. plant under construction to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion, a source with knowledge of the plans said, as the carmaker heads for a fourth straight year of record sales.

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Walgreens gets regulator's nod to buy Rite Aid stores

(Reuters) - Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Tuesday it received regulatory clearance to buy 1,932 stores, 254 stores lesser than it had previously intended, from Rite Aid Corp for $4.38 billion.

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BRIEF-Madrigal Pharmaceuticals announces outcome from pre-planned DSMB safety review and completion of enrollment of phase 2 study of MGL-3196

* Madrigal Pharmaceuticals announces positive outcome from pre-planned DSMB safety review and completion of enrollment of phase 2 study of MGL-3196 in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia

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Nokia's French jobs cut plan suspended until October 2: French minister

PARIS (Reuters) - Nokia's plan to cut almost 600 jobs in France is suspended until Oct. 2, French junior economy minister Benjamin Griveaux said on Tuesday after meeting the head of the Finnish telecom equipment maker's French unit.

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UPDATE 1-Investment bank Jefferies' quarterly profit doubles

Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group LLC's third-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, as it earned more from advising on debt and equity financing as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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Futures slightly higher ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday, ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, which would give investors clues on the timing of the next U.S. interest rate hike.

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Kohl's to accept Amazon returns in 82 stores

(Reuters) - Department store operator Kohl's Corp said on Tuesday that select merchandise bought from Amazon.com Inc can be returned at 82 Kohl's stores in Los Angeles and Chicago, starting October.

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Billionaire Ratcliffe seeks British backing for Defender-style 4x4

LONDON (Reuters) - An off-roader modeled on Land Rover's classic Defender could be rolling off British production lines if the owner of petrochemicals giant Ineos can win government backing for it.

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Review: iPhone 8 cuts cord and preps for future

Apple has put its new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in a tight spot.

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Airbus looks to China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 Airbus A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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BRIEF-Sprague Resources announces acquisition of Coen Energy

* Sprague Resources Lp - ‍transaction is expected to contribute an additional $7 to $8 million of adjusted EBITDA on an annual basis​

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Website suspends Purplebricks reviews page after legal threats

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Britain's largest independent estate agent reviews site allAgents has removed Purplebricks' page after the online company questioned the authenticity of critical write-ups.

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Airbus eyes China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 of Airbus SE's A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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

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

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Swiss shut down 'fake' E-Coin in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's financial watchdog has closed down what it said was the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around a dozen other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money.

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Shares tap brakes, dollar reverses as Fed nears

LONDON (Reuters) - Record-high world stocks braked and the dollar dipped on Tuesday ahead of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve after which it is expected to detail plans to shrink its balance sheet and gradually keep lifting U.S. interest rates.

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RPT-Deutsche Bank CEO faces board grilling on turnaround progress

FRANKFURT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Two years into the job as Deutsche Bank's chief executive, John Cryan faces its board this week amid growing investor frustration over the speed of his turnaround plans.

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Activist lifts Clariant stake, aiming to scuttle Huntsman deal

ZURICH (Reuters) - The activist investor fighting Clariant's planned $20 billion merger with Huntsman Corp has built a 15.1 percent stake in the Swiss chemicals maker, making it the company's biggest shareholder.

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Bayer says needs more time for Monsanto deal approval

MONHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer said it would likely take until early next year to complete the planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto , which it had previously expected to be under wraps by the end of 2017.

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With new operating system, Apple revamps its money-making App Store

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's newest operating system for iPhones and iPads introduces changes to its marketplace for third-party software to satisfy app developers and add new so-called augmented reality apps.

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Asian shares slip as investors await Fed meeting for rate clues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, hobbled by uncertainty as traders awaited a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy, though sentiment was supported by record highs on Wall Street.

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Activist builds 15.1 percent Clariant stake, fights Huntsman deal

ZURICH (Reuters) - The activist investor fighting Clariant's planned $20 billion merger with Huntsman Corp has built a 15.1 percent stake in the Swiss chemical maker, making it the company's biggest shareholder.

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Toyota president says will continue to make variety of vehicle types

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda on Tuesday said his company would continue to make a variety of vehicle types available to customers, even as tighter global regulations are prompting automakers to develop more electric vehicles.

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Austrian minister says Airbus settlement still possible in lawsuit

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's defense minister said on Tuesday he stands by his legal complaint against Airbus about allegations of fraud over a $2 billion fighter deal but still considers an eventual out-of-court settlement an option.

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains.

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BRIEF-Toys R Us Inc files voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

* Toys R Us Inc lists assets and liabilities between $1 billion to $10 billion - court document Further company coverage:

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Toys ‘R’ Us, Crippled by Competition and Debt, Files for Bankruptcy

The toy store chain will get $3 billion in financing to continue paying employees and suppliers as it deals with Chapter 11.

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UPDATE 2-Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

* Operations outside US, Canada not part of bankruptcy (Adds comments from CEO, analyst; background)

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Alibaba-backed logistics firm Best slashes proposed U.S. IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group , slashed its proposed U.S. initial public offering after receiving tepid response from investors to its initial valuation, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the deal.

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Asian shares waver as investors await Fed meeting for rate clues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, supported by record highs on Wall Street but hobbled by uncertainty as traders awaited a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy.

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UPDATE 1-Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains.

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection

(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains.

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Creditors back CBS's bid for Australia's Ten Network

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Creditors of Australia's embattled Ten Network Holdings Ltd on Tuesday agreed to a A$209.7 million ($167 million) buyout from CBS Corp , effectively ending a battle for control between the U.S. broadcasting giant and Lachlan Murdoch.