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Subways nytimes.com

System Failure: How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.

Voter Registration and Requirements nytimes.com

Editorial: Virginia Makes Every Voter Count

Its governor restored the rights of thousands of disenfranchised felons to go to the polls, something all states should do.

cnn.com

GOP promising tax cuts now, but not forever

The Senate Finance Committee has approved the $1.5 trillion GOP tax overhaul proposal, but many deficit hawks say the proposal may not be fiscally responsible.

vis-photo nytimes.com

Political Clashes in Kenya Leave Several Dead

The opposition politician Raila Odinga returned from abroad, and his supporters clashed with the police.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Manitowoc announces 1-for-4 reverse stock split

* The Manitowoc Company Inc announces 1-for-4 reverse stock split

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Readers Try a Week of Meditation

Friday: A group of New Yorkers share their meditation experiences, weekend events, and what area is considered upstate?

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Ukraine lawmaker: several candidates for central bank chief

KIEV, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The acting governor of Ukraine's central bank, Yakiv Smoliy, and the head of Raiffeisen Bank's local unit are among candidates for the role of central bank governor, Interfax Ukraine quoted lawmaker Ihor Kononenko as saying on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. junk bond funds post 4th-biggest week of outflows ever -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, table) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped high-yield funds with their biggest week of withdrawals since March, Lipper data showed on Thursday. The junk bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) posted $4.4 billion in net withdrawals during the week ended Nov. 15, the fourth-largest weekly outflow on record dating back to 1992. Several concerns weighed on high-yield markets during the week

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U.S. says Sudan commits to severing North Korea ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sudan committed on Thursday to severing all trade and military ties with North Korea, the U.S. State Department said, as Washington seeks to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

Ordinary families would be big losers, and even C.E.O.s aren’t showing much love.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

U.S. junk bond funds post fourth biggest week of outflows ever: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped high-yield funds with their biggest week of withdrawals since March, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-U.S. junk bond funds post 4th biggest week of outflows ever -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped high-yield funds with their biggest week of withdrawals since March, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Profile: A Chinese Novelist Is Found in Translation

For Xue Yiwei, Canada was a safe haven in which to write, but now he’s finding an audience abroad that appreciates his subversive novel.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Coca-Cola CEO on CNBC says "never say never" on getting into booze, but it "doesn't make sense" right now

* Coca-Cola CEO on CNBC says "never say never" on getting into booze, but it "doesn't make sense" right now‍​ Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com )

businessNews reuters.com

Hong Kong IPO surge challenges New York in battle for China listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - It's not often Hong Kong can boast hotter initial public offerings than New York, but some recent deals and a potential pipeline of big Chinese tech floats suggest a shift in the balance between the two fundraising rivals.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Chicago Pizza vs. the New York Slice

Thursday: Readers respond to the pizza divide, holiday markets and windows open, and naming a bridge.

companyNews reuters.com

PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 16

Nov 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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UPDATE 2-Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 mln in New York

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi", sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's, more than double the old price for any work of art at auction.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

In Reversal, Immigration Agency Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is allowing applicants whose renewal permits were rejected because of mail delays to resubmit their paperwork.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 mln in New York

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ "Salvator Mundi" sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's in New York -- more than double the old mark for any work of art at auction.

artsNews reuters.com

Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ "Salvator Mundi" sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's in New York -- more than double the old mark for any work of art at auction.

domesticNews reuters.com

Australian diplomat dies after falling from New York balcony

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Australian diplomat accidentally fell five floors to his death on Wednesday from the deck of his New York City home during a social gathering with his wife and friends, police and local media said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Everi Holdings director Eileen​ Raney buys 9,000 shares of co's common stock

* Everi Holdings Inc director Eileen​ ‍raney reports purchase of 9,000 shares of co's common stock on Nov 15 at $8.65 per share - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2AKnfVJ) Further company coverage:

Libraries and Librarians nytimes.com

New York Public Library Unveils $317 Million Master Plan

The plan improves circulation and opens up underused spaces, while also announcing a study on the hotly contested issue of the library’s stacks.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Global wealth - a rising tide lifts all yachts: McGeever

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Pooch Parking

Wednesday: Dog owners’ opinions on rentable doghouses, a traveling David Bowie exhibition, and a foodie firestorm.

healthNews reuters.com

AstraZeneca ticks another box as U.S. approves severe asthma drug

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has achieved another milestone in rebuilding its drug portfolio with U.S. approval of a drug for severe asthma as the company battles to put patent losses on older medicines behind it.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-AstraZeneca ticks another box as U.S. approves severe asthma drug

* AstraZeneca product will vie with GSK's Nucala (Adds details on pricing, competition, CEO comment)

sportsNews reuters.com

Russia has done 'everything possible' for RUSADA reinstatement: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday the country has done everything in its power to have its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) reinstated after it was suspended over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-AstraZeneca pricing new severe asthma drug Fasenra below rivals

* Says pricing Fasenra below the treatment cost of all other biologics in severe asthma

cnn.com

Tuesday marked the first-ever Run For Office Day. Here's what that means.

Election night brought historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates across the US in the few states holding 2017 contests.

businessNews reuters.com

Fashion retailer Forever 21 reports payment card security breach

(Reuters) - Fashion retailer Forever 21 said on Tuesday there had been unauthorized access to data from payment cards used at certain of its stores.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Allianz to buy stake in New York tower valued at $1.95 bln -SL Green

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - SL Green Realty Corp, a major New York property owner, said on Tuesday it agreed to sell a 43 percent interest in a Times Square office tower to the real estate arm of Germany's Allianz Group in a deal that values the building at $1.95 billion.

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RPT-Allianz to buy stake in New York tower valued at $1.95 bln -SL Green

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - SL Green Realty Corp, a major New York property owner, said on Tuesday it agreed to sell a 43 percent interest in a Times Square office tower to the real estate arm of Germany's Allianz Group in a deal that values the building at $1.95 billion.

companyNews reuters.com

Allianz to buy stake in New York tower valued at $1.95 bln -SL Green

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - SL Green Realty Corp, a major New York property owner, said on Tuesday it agreed to sell a 43 percent interest in a Times Square office tower to the real estate arm of Germany's Allianz Group in a deal that values the building at $1.95 billion.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: This May Be the Best Beef at Any Korean BBQ in New York

Cote, a new restaurant in the Flatiron district, styles itself as a steakhouse, with dry-aged beef and a nicely priced menu option.

worldNews reuters.com

Iraqi PM says 'will not wait forever' to take action on border areas

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he would take action soon over border areas under Kurdish control, but would regain them without violence.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Global Daily Fantasy Sports appoints Paul Dever as chief financial officer

* Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc - ‍announce appointment of Paul Dever as co's new chief financial officer and corporate secretary​

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: A Renowned Chef’s Advice for Beginners

Tuesday: Talking to Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, the Brooklyn Podcast festival, and readers respond to subway announcements.

topNews reuters.com

Special Report: Lead poisoning lurks in scores of New York areas

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: After ‘Mad Men,’ Matthew Weiner Turns to a Novel of Madmen

A psychopathic construction worker, a violently overprotective father and an adolescent girl form a dangerous triangle in “Heather, the Totality.”

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Australia 'brings a smile' with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some...

companyNews reuters.com

PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 14

Nov 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

topNews reuters.com

Defecting North Korean soldier shot several times after abandoning escape car

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South on Monday was racing towards the border in a car when a wheel came loose, forcing him to escape on foot under fire from North Korean soldiers, the South Korean government and military said.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Franco hopes 'Disaster Artist' conveys passion of worst film ever made

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When James Franco set out to direct "The Disaster Artist," a faux behind-the-scenes look at the making of 2003's "The Room," often called one of the worst films ever made, he said it was not to poke fun at the "Room" creator Tommy Wiseau.

topNews reuters.com

North Korean soldier who defected to South was shot by several North Korean soldiers: U.N

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier who defected to the South on Monday was shot by several North Korean soldiers while making his way over the inter-Korean border, the United Nations Command said on Tuesday.

cnn.com

Louis C.K. never asked us to admire him

Fitfully conscious, on his deathbed in 2005, Nobel laureate Saul Bellow turned to his friend Eugene Goodheart and inquired: "Was I a man or was I jerk?" His seeming concern for whether he would be best remembered for his art or his life was well-founded. He had a Nobel, a Pulitzer and three National Book Awards in the bag, though his personal reputation featured a series of publicized divorces, vertiginous affairs, friendship-ending intellectual feuds and a rocky paternal record with his children.

topNews reuters.com

At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for 'worst ever situation'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as "the worst ever situation" because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike.

Art nytimes.com

Why Richard Avedon’s Work Has Never Been More Relevant

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

worldNews reuters.com

Weaker than ever, May faces test in UK parliament over Brexit plans

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint for Britain's exit from the European Union faces a crucial test starting on Tuesday, when lawmakers try to win concessions from a weakened leader on the government's legislation to sever ties.

cnn.com

GM unveils fastest Corvette ever

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-WisdomTree to acquire $18 bln European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business from ETF securities

* WisdomTree to acquire $18 billion European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business from ETF securities Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Obesity nytimes.com

Personal Health: The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines

As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Subway Announcements Get a Human Touch

Monday: Changing subway language, wet weather, and a new streetcar for Queens and Brooklyn.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

When New York City Was a (Literal) Battlefield

With old maps in one hand and Google Maps in the other, the author Russell Shorto roams across the city’s five boroughs, searching for remnants of the American Revolution.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy

James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.

Empire State Building (Manhattan, NY) nytimes.com

He Draws New York’s Skyline From Memory

Join the artist Stephen Wiltshire at the Empire State Building as he draws the New York skyline after spending less than an hour observing it by helicopter.

Seasteading Institute nytimes.com

Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape

At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020.

companyNews reuters.com

RPT-COLUMN-Yellen, Draghi, Carney and Kuroda walk into a conference...: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Although the process of raising interest rates and tightening monetary policy has begun, communication remains just as potent a weapon in central banks' arsenal as their policy actions.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Longtime New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dead at 94

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, who covered the breakup of U.S. President Donald Trump's first marriage and helped lead the media's charge into celebrity news, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, the New York Times and other media reported. She was 94.

environmentNews reuters.com

Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran, several killed in both countries

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - At least four people died in Iraq and several were killed across the border in Iran on Sunday when a strong earthquake hit the region, officials and state media in the two countries said.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Get Lost in a Giant Bamboo Labyrinth

The Labirinto della Masone, in Parma, Italy, is a dream come true of the Italian publisher Franco Maria Ricci, who set out to build the largest labyrinth in the world.

Talley, Brett nytimes.com

Trump Nominee for Federal Judgeship Has Never Tried a Case

The nominee, Brett Talley, was approved by a Senate committee despite his unanimous “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

I Interviewed Joe Biden. A Sob Took Me by Surprise.

After all my persistence and preparation for an interview with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., I would go down as the one who bawled.

Afghanistan War (2001- ) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Travis Mills Will Never Quit

Until I met him, I hadn’t given much thought to the many Americans who gave their lives to make mine possible.

Conflicts of Interest nytimes.com

Trump Appointees, Richest Ever, Elude Scrutiny With Hidden Investments

Advisers’ holdings are buried in layers of shell companies, creating vast opportunities for conflicts of interest while minimizing transparency.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Thanksgiving Casserole for Everyone at the Table

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

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Remembering Our Veterans

Friday: World War I monuments across New York City, ways to honor Veterans Day and patriotic music trivia.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Picture Books for Animal-Loving Children

An octopus who escapes from an aquarium, a feather searching for its bird, a cardinal trapped in a Christmas tree and more in this season’s best animal books.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Lions of New York: David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?

cnn.com

Anita Hill: 'Every woman's voice has value'

Women and men from all walks of life discussed their experiences with sexual harassment and how to stop it at CNN's Tipping Point town hall.

companyNews reuters.com

PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 10

Nov 10 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

sportsNews reuters.com

Everybody hurts: Seahawks outlast Cardinals

(The Sports Xchange) - If last year's game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium was a war of wills during a grueling 6-6 overtime tie, then the 22-16 victory by the Seahawks on Thursday can only be described as a battle of attrition and undisciplined play.

Legal Profession nytimes.com

For Harvey Weinstein, a New York Lawyer With a List of Celebrity Clients

Benjamin Brafman, who has represented Sean Combs and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is known for his skillful cross-examinations.

Campaign Finance nytimes.com

Editorial: Nothing to Cheer About in New York City Elections

The mayor won with the votes of only 16 percent of the electorate. An unopposed prosecutor got surprising opposition. And fewer women will hold office.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-New York REIT to sell property at 333 West 34(th) Street for $255 million

* New York REIT, Inc. enters into contract to sell its 333 west 34th street property

businessNews reuters.com

Japan's MUFG sues New York regulator over bank's oversight shift

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) on Wednesday sued New York’s banking regulator to stop its effort to continue to supervise Japan's largest lender after it switched its state branches to federal oversight this week, according to court filings.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Japan's MUFG sues New York regulator over bank's oversight shift

* MUFG says NYDFS order breaches federal banking law (Adds detail on compliance failures)

cnn.com

Trump's false 'biggest cuts ever' claim

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at a claim President Trump has repeatedly made about his tax plan. More at FactCheck.org

environmentNews reuters.com

U.S. proposes to reverse Obama rules on heavy duty vehicle 'gliders'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed to undo pollution rules on remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as "gliders," which environmentalists say generate as much as 40 times the pollution of modern engines.

worldNews reuters.com

Brexit never? Britain can still change its mind, says Article 50 author

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May should stop misleading voters and admit that Brexit can be avoided if Britain decides to unilaterally scrap divorce talks, the man who drafted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will say on Friday.

Art nytimes.com

The Statue That Never Was

Long before the current controversy in New York City over public monuments, there was a statue in Queens that prompted a public outcry.

domesticNews reuters.com

New York transit fares to rise without new funding sources: comptroller

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New funding sources for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will need to be identified for the authority to avoid unplanned fare and toll hikes, according to a report released on Thursday by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Attacks on Police nytimes.com

Gunman Convicted of Murder in New York Police Officer’s Death

Demetrius Blackwell, accused of fatally shooting Officer Brian Moore during a routine encounter in Queens in 2015, was found guilty of first-degree murder.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-US Government never tried to force CNN sale in AT&T-Time Warner deal- CNBC

* Government never tried to force CNN sale in AT&T-Time Warner deal, official says - CNBC

healthNews reuters.com

Exercise may help prevent low back pain or make it less severe

(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may lower their odds of developing low back pain or may reduce the intensity of back pain they do experience, a research review suggests.

Securities and Commodities Violations nytimes.com

TIAA Receives New York Subpoena on Sales Practices

The move by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman followed whistle-blower complaints of pressure to push products more lucrative to the firm.

cnn.com

More LGBTQ characters on TV than ever before

While TV is doing better than it ever has in terms of LGBTQ representation, there's still room for improvement.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Big Chill

Thursday: Frigid weather, release of the fishes, and a plea to not feed the animals.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.

companyNews reuters.com

PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 9

Nov 9 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

worldNews reuters.com

Colombia seizes 12 tons of cocaine, its biggest ever haul

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Police seized more than 12 tons of cocaine from Colombia's top crime gang on Wednesday, the biggest haul ever in the nation's long-running fight against drug trafficking, President Juan Manuel Santos said.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

‘Tell Your Story to Everyone’: Readers Affected by Mass Killings Offer Advice for Fellow Survivors

In the painful aftermath of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Tex., we asked readers affected by similar attacks to share their experiences.

cnn.com

Notre Dame reverses decision to end birth control coverage

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Loose Ends: More ‘Everyday Objects’ From Tiffany

The luxury company is selling a ball of yarn for $9,000. Herewith, some other products they might soon unveil.

cnn.com

This photo says everything about Trump's first year

Exactly 365 days ago, Donald Trump shocked the world by beating Hillary Clinton and winning the White House.

Movies nytimes.com

Excavating New York, Frame by Frame

In “Lost Landscapes of New York,” charming old home movies and other archival sources create a fascinating look at the city’s bygone eras.

companyNews reuters.com

Russian tycoon Mordashov set to sell 2.1 pct of Severstal

MOSCOW, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Alexei Mordashov, the majority owner of Severstal is planning to sell a 2.1 percent stake in the Russian steel firm, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday.

worldNews reuters.com

Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leader regroups

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region's deposed leader lost political momentum after failing to seal an electoral pact with another party.

companyNews reuters.com

METALS-Aluminium slips for second day as speculative flows reverse

* Reuters Base Metals Poll: (Recasts, updates with closing prices)

companyNews reuters.com

METALS-Nickel slips for second day as speculative flows reverse

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The price of nickel slipped back further on Wednesday as investors judged its recent rally as mainly driven by speculators rather than supply/demand factors.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: A Mark Twain Tale, Brought Back From the Dead

“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” completed and illustrated by Erin and Philip Stead, unites old-fashioned storytelling virtues with a playful modern sensibility.

worldNews reuters.com

Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leaders regroup

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia severed transport links on Wednesday, as leaders of its secessionist movement sought to regain political momentum after failing to agree a joint ticket to contest an election.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Priorities for Next Mayor

Wednesday: Results of the 2017 general election, the New York Comedy Festival, and an exhibition made of cans.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Amid African Extremism, a Writer Finds an ‘Ordinary and Rare Kind of Bravery’

Alexis Okeowo’s book “A Moonless, Starless Sky” profiles regular people living in defiance of extremist movements across the African continent.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: The Concealed Weapons of ‘Kiss Me Someone’

Karen Shepard’s short story collection “Kiss Me Someone” vividly demonstrates that a woman can be another woman’s worst enemy.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: These Kids Never, Never, Never Give Up

In new picture books from Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Lemony Snicket and others, young heroes and heroines get into — and out of — every kind of scrape

cnn.com

The day that changed everything: Election 2016, as it happened

It was supposed to be the coda to a long, brutal presidential campaign. The onset of a new era in American politics.

politicsNews reuters.com

New York Mayor de Blasio wins re-election in widely expected result

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio scored a decisive victory on Tuesday in his bid to secure a second four-year term in charge of the United States' biggest city.

cnn.com

De Blasio re-elected in victory for New York City progressives

For the first time in more than three decades, New York City, a national liberal stronghold that historically balks at ideological leadership inside its own narrow borders, has re-elected a Democratic mayor -- one with unabashed progressive politics and an eye on Washington.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: Masters of Illustration Bring Breathtaking Art to These Seafaring Stories

Tales of sailing the high seas, rescuing a whale, and emulating Robinson Crusoe from Mordecai Gerstein, Peter Sis, the Fan brothers, and more

Opera nytimes.com

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

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

politicsNews reuters.com

New York Mayor de Blasio cruises toward re-election, polls show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City voters head to the polls on Tuesday to choose between Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and Republican challenger state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, with polls showing the incumbent with a large lead.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Reflections on Elections

Tuesday: How to vote in today’s general election, and new suffragist statues.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Joe Biden Talks About His New Memoir, ‘Promise Me, Dad’

The former vice president writes about facing the death of his son Beau, deciding not to pursue a presidential run and dealing with foreign crises.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: An Acclaimed Biographer Takes On Her Grandfather, the Atomic Scientist James B. Conant

Jennet Conant’s “Man of the Hour” explores the life of James B. Conant, Cold Warrior scientist and administrator of the Manhattan Project.

"Better Things" (TV Program) nytimes.com

The First Time: Pamela Adlon: The First Time I Ever Tried a Tampon

When Ms. Adlon of FX’s “Better Things” first got her period, she was starved for information. Now she tries to give her daughters way too much.

cnn.com

The place where the Cold War never ended

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

The Conversation: The Violence That Never Sleeps

The mass killings in Texas and New York help us see what we value in common, but where is our sense of community the rest of the time?

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Profile: A Novelist Confronts the Complex Relationship Between Japan and Korea

Min Jin Lee, the author of “Pachinko,” discusses her book and the remnants of discrimination against Koreans by the Japanese.

cnn.com

The church by the side of the road is changed forever

New York City Marathon nytimes.com

Finishing Last, but Not Least, at the New York Marathon

The official clock ended at 7:30 p.m., but that didn’t stop these final athletes — some who competed for over 12 hours — from crossing the finish line and getting a medal at the 2017 New York Marathon.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: Love and Other Ties That Bind in This Fall’s Y.A. Novels

A pregnant 16-year-old finds her own birth family, a high school senior is roughed up by the police, a brother and sister fall for the same girl, and more.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

New York Police Officers Facing Rape Charges Quit the Force

The resignations of Richard Hall and Edward Martins, former detectives, came just days before they were to appear at a departmental misconduct trial.

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Profile: ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner’s Foray Into Fiction

After the popular television series ended, everyone was waiting for his next TV show. Instead, he wrote a novel.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Just Tuning In to New York’s Elections? Here’s a Rundown of the Races

A primer on the most important races in the region, who’s running, and where they stand on the issues.

cnn.com

The New York attack was labeled 'terrorism.' The Texas shooting wasn't. Here's why

A man in a rented pickup truck mows down people on a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center. Eight people are killed, and the attack is almost immediately called an act of terror.

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Bodies of Argentine men killed in New York attack returned

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The bodies of five Argentine men killed in a truck attack in New York City last week arrived at their hometown of Rosario on Monday.

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Supreme Court reverses ruling sparing killer who forgot the crime

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned a lower court ruling that an Alabama man convicted of killing a police officer in 1985 was no longer legally eligible to be executed because strokes wiped out his memory of committing the murder.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

William Dudley, Chief of New York Fed, to Retire Next Year

Mr. Dudley, an influential voice on the Federal Reserve’s policymaking board, said he would step down from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in mid-2018, before his term expires.

Russian Revolution (1917) nytimes.com

Red Century: What If the Russian Revolution Had Never Happened?

The events of October 1917 continue to shake the world today. And yet they almost didn’t take place.

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Bodies of Argentine men killed in New York attack land in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The bodies of five Argentine men killed in a truck attack in New York City arrived Monday morning at a Buenos Aires airport, where a police escort received them.

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BRIEF-FTE Networks announces reverse stock split

* FTE Networks announces reverse stock split Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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FIFA bribery trial due to kick off in New York court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than two years after U.S. prosecutors unveiled a sweeping corruption case that rocked FIFA, soccer's world governing body, three former officials linked to the organization are due to face trial on graft charges on Monday in a New York court.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: A Century of Women Voting

Monday: A women’s suffrage anniversary, places to celebrate the milestone, and a question for voters.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Women Who Helped America Crack Axis Codes

Liza Mundy’s “Code Girls” goes behind the scenes of America’s national security apparatus in World War II, and finds it was heavily populated by women.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Novel of the French Revolution, Enacted in British Parlors

Helen Dunmore’s “Birdcage Walk” imagines the turbulent life of an 18th-century British woman whose political writings have vanished from history.

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RPT-COLUMN-Record low junk bond yields a warning sign for stocks: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Calling the top in world markets and getting the timing of it right seems like a lottery, but predicting the catalyst for the turnaround may be less random.

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Trump says to push Japan for freer trade; calls ties better than ever

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Monday to push for a free and balanced trade partnership with Japan after decades of "massive trade deficits" but said relations with close ally Tokyo were "better than we have ever had".

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Trump says to push Japan for 'reciprocal' trade; calls ties better than ever

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Monday to push for a free and balanced trade partnership with Japan after decades of "massive trade deficits" but said relations with close ally Tokyo were "better than we have ever had".

Vietnam War nytimes.com

A Hunt for the Artist of a Vietnam-Era Ode to New York

A canvas panel from a bunk on a troop ship that went to Vietnam was signed “Johnny from New York.” Fifty years later, Art Beltrone is hunting for him.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York nytimes.com

William Dudley, New York Fed President, Is Expected to Retire

Mr. Dudley, who led the regional bank in the wake of the financial crisis, is a vocal proponent of improving the “culture” at big banks.

cnn.com

Rand Paul's injuries from assault are more severe than initially reported

Republican Sen. Rand Paul has five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures and lung contusions, after an assault in his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a senior adviser told CNN.

New York State nytimes.com

Editorial: New York Voters Can Make Crooked Politicians Pay

A ballot measure would amend the state constitution to let judge dock the pensions of convicted officials.

Ethiopia nytimes.com

‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

The governing party in this East African nation has a network of millions of loyalists and informers to watch each village and every neighborhood. Meet one of them, a farmer and enforcer.

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Flanagan scores stunning victory in New York City marathon

(Reuters) - Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years when she claimed a dominant victory over Kenyan three-times champion Mary Keitany on Sunday.

Voter Registration and Requirements nytimes.com

Opinion: The Right to Vote Is Never Safe

We cannot be confident that our institutions are protected by some immutable law.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Opinion: Everything Is Bad. Blame the Tax Code.

At the root of our political dysfunction is America’s long love-hate relationship with loopholes.

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UPDATE 3-Trump backs New York in bourses' battle for Saudi Aramco listing

* But Trump has close ties with Riyadh (Adds comments from government watchdog, Nasdaq)

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Neither George Bush voted for Trump, book author tells New York Times

(Reuters) - George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush did not vote for fellow Republican Donald Trump last year, says the author of a new book on the 41st and 43rd U.S. presidents in which they open up about their disapproval of the man now occupying the White House.

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Trump backs New York in bourses' battle for Saudi Aramco listing

WASHINGTON/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Intervening in a battle among the world's top stock exchanges to list shares of national oil giant Saudi Aramco, U.S. President Donald Trump publicly appealed on Saturday for Riyadh to choose New York, saying it was in the U.S. national interest.

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New York marathoners undaunted by deadly truck attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This week's deadly truck attack in New York could not deter blind Japanese runner Toshiaki Ito from joining 50,000 fellow competitors in the city's marathon this Sunday.

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Authorities increase security for New York marathon

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are ramping up security for the TCS New York City Marathon that is set to go on as planned Sunday in the wake of the worst terrorist attack to hit the city since September 11, 2001.

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Horse racing-Forever Unbridled surges to Breeders' Distaff win

DEL MAR, California (Reuters) - A hard-charging Forever Unbridled survived a late challenge by Abel Tasman to win the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff by half a length at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Friday.

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Argentine survivor of New York attack pleads for justice, love

(Reuters) - "What has the world turned in to?" a friend of the five Argentines killed in the New York attack this week asked at a news conference on Friday, alongside three other surviving members of a group of former classmates.

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New York City police say gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest warrant

(Reuters) - The New York City Police Department said on Friday that it had a credible narrative from an unidentified person who has made a rape allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and was gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant.

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In reversal, U.S. internet firms back bill to fight online sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. internet firms on Friday said they would support legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, marking a sharp reversal for Silicon Valley on an issue long considered a top policy priority.

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Country music awards show reverses ban on questions about Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Country Music Association (CMA) on Friday reversed a ban on journalists asking questions at its annual awards show about last month's Las Vegas mass shooting, hours after singer Brad Paisley criticized the rules as "ridiculous."

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New York's Moinian Group launches tower in Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moinian Group on Friday broke ground on a 53-story tower in the burgeoning Hudson Yards district that is rapidly changing New York's skyline in a more than $2 billion project the developer hopes to help finance through the EB-5 visa program.

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UPDATE 1-New York's Moinian Group launches tower in Hudson Yards

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Moinian Group on Friday broke ground on a 53-story tower in the burgeoning Hudson Yards district that is rapidly changing New York's skyline in a more than $2 billion project the developer hopes to help finance through the EB-5 visa program.

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Islamic State says New York truck attacker is 'caliphate soldier'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck attack this week that killed eight people in the deadliest assault on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.

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Moinian Group seeks up to $500 mln in EB-5 funds for New York project

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Developer Moinian Group said on Friday that it's seeking $250 million to $500 million in investment through the U.S. EB-5 immigrant program to help fund a 2 million square foot tower going up in Manhattan's burgeoning Hudson Yards district.

cnn.com

How pod planes could change travel forever

Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts?

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Islamic State claims New York truck attacker is a 'caliphate soldier'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility, without providing proof, for a truck attack earlier this week that killed eight people in the deadliest assault on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.

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Islamic State says New York truck attacker is a 'caliphate soldier'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility, without giving evidence, for a truck attack in New York City earlier this week that killed eight people, the deadliest act of suspected terrorism to strike the city since Sept. 11, 2001.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Terrorism and Tourism

Friday: How terror attacks can affect tourism, weekend events, and questions for the N.J. governor candidates.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Between the Presidency and Him

The poet Kevin Young on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “We Were Eight Years in Power.”

New York City Marathon nytimes.com

More Anxiety, and More Police, Expected at New York City Marathon

Runners in Sunday’s race try to shake off anxiety as the police add more officers and other measures as a result of the terrorist attack on Tuesday.

cnn.com

New York attacker is a 'soldier of the caliphate,' ISIS says

The man accused of using a truck to plow down pedestrians and cyclists on a New York bike path is a "soldier of the caliphate," the ISIS terror group said on its weekly newspaper.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for New York truck attack without giving evidence: the group's newspaper

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck attack in New York City that killed eight people on Tuesday, the group's online publication said on Thursday.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

What New York Attack Suspect’s Words May Say About ISIS Ties

A note and a cellphone left at the scene may offer insight into the radicalization of the suspect.

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Trump renews call for death penalty for New York truck attack suspect

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call for the death penalty against the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by driving a truck down a popular Manhattan bike path in the deadliest act of suspected terrorism to strike New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.

Manhattan, NY, Attack (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Where Was the New York Terror Suspect Radicalized?

Sayfullo Saipov is the suspect in the New York terror attack that left eight dead. He has been in the United States for seven years but is from Uzbekistan. That has put a spotlight on this little-known country in Central Asia.

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Unilever to buy tea brand Tazo from Starbucks for $384 mln

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Unilever said on Thursday it would buy the specialty tea brand Tazo from Starbucks in a deal valued at $384 million.

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New York regulator to quiz senior Barclays staff over whistleblowing scandal: source

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - New York state's banking regulator will be interviewing senior Barclays executives from New York and London over a whistleblowing scandal in the coming weeks, a source...

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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New York to send 350 utility workers to Puerto Rico: Cuomo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York will send 350 utility workers and 220 vehicles and crews to help rebuild Puerto Rico's energy grid, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference Thursday with Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

Here are the winners of The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2017.

Manhattan (NYC) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why the World Loves New York

There is a great, unorganized commonwealth of people whose imagination the city has captured.

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New York to send 350 utility workers to Puerto Rico - Cuomo

NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - New York will send 350 utility workers and 220 vehicles and crews to help rebuild Puerto Rico's energy grid, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference Thursday with Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello.

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Trump says New York truck attack suspect deserves death penalty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty.

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Trump calls for death penalty for New York truck attack suspect

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty.

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WRAPUP 3-Trump calls for death penalty for New York truck attack suspect

NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty.

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Special Report: A woman’s severed head was found in the woods. Who is she?

ECONOMY, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The woman’s severed head lay in the woods, 10 yards off a rural road. Her mouth was open. Her eyes were closed. Her hair was gray and fluffy.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

American Beauties: A Chronicle of Homelessness Is Also an Offbeat Hymn to Life

In “Travels With Lizbeth,” Lars Eighner recounts the time he spent living on the streets with his dog starting in the late 1980s.

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Alnylam RNAi drug reverses progress of rare fatal disease: study

(Reuters) - More than half of patients with a rare, rapidly progressing fatal genetic disorder experienced significant improvement after being treated with an Alnylam Pharmaceutical Inc drug that uses gene silencing technology, according to results of a late stage study released on Thursday.

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Alnylam RNAi drug reverses progress of rare fatal disease - study

Nov 2 (Reuters) - More than half of patients with a rare, rapidly progressing fatal genetic disorder experienced significant improvement after being treated with an Alnylam Pharmaceutical Inc drug that uses gene silencing technology, according to results of a late stage study released on Thursday.

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Trump demands death penalty for New York truck attack suspect

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people when he drove a truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty.

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Special Report: In 2014, a woman’s severed head was found. Who is she?

ECONOMY, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The woman’s severed head lay in the woods, 10 yards off a rural road. Her mouth was open. Her eyes were closed. Her hair was gray and fluffy.

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Trump calls for death penalty for Uzbek man charged in New York attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people when he drove a truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty.

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BRIEF-DowDuPont total pretax restructuring charges to be recorded include about $875 mln to $975 mln severance and related benefits costs

* DowDuPont - Total pretax restructuring charges to be recorded include about $875 million-$975 million severance and related benefits costs, among others

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Bitcoin skyrockets above $7,000 for first time ever

LONDON (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin rocketed above $7,000 for the first time ever on Thursday, after a more than sevenfold increase in its value since the start of the year.

nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Terrorism Crisis Mode for a Principal. Again.

Thursday: A principal who faced two terrorist attacks, the return of “hotumn”, and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is chosen.

nytimes.com

New York City, Brett Ratner, Houston Astros: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: Why Arthur Schlesinger’s ‘Disuniting of America’ Lives On

“The Disuniting of America” reminds us that social polarization is about more than the controversy over Confederate statues.

cnn.com

Michelle Obama: You don't tweet every thought

Former first lady Michelle Obama discussed the use of social media at the Obama Foundation's inaugural youth leadership summit in Chicago.

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UPDATE 1-Suntory Beverage, PepsiCo to form Thai soft drinks JV

TOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd said on Thursday it has agreed to set up in Thailand a soft drink joint venture with PepsiCo Inc in March, as it looks to expand in the Southeast Asian country.

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BRIEF-Suntory Beverage: To invest $290 mln in Thai JV with PepsiCo

* unit to buy 51 percent of Thai beverage company from PepsiCo unit

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Suntory Beverage, PepsiCo to form Thai soft drinks JV - source

TOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd and PepsiCo Inc plan to set up a soft drink joint venture in Thailand next spring, a person with knowledge of the matter said, declining to be identified because the decision is not yet public.