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With health care on hold, here's what Congress is up to this week

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The fate of the long-sought Republican Obamacare repeal and replacement bill is on hold now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed votes until Republican Sen. John McCain, who had surgery for a blood clot Friday, returns to work sometime after this week. [Source]

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Lebanon's PM arrives in France 2 weeks after resigning

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday, two weeks after his shocking resignation sparked speculation that he was being held hostage in Saudi Arabia.

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Trump says he has put big-game trophy decision on hold

President Donald Trump said Friday that he has decided to put a decision about big-game trophies on hold.

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Cavs' Rose to miss up to three weeks with ankle sprain

(Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose could be out for three more weeks as he treats a sprained left ankle, the team said on Friday.

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Zimbabwe's ruling party to hold rally as anti-Mugabe tide rises

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe's own ruling ZANU-PF party wants him to step down and plans to hold a rally in Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Saturday to make the point.

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Pro-trade Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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Pro-trade U.S. Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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BRIEF-WGL Holdings reports Q4 results

* Says qtrly total operating revenue $429.1 million versus $459.9 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-UQM Technologies says files for resale of up to 30 million shares of common‍​ stock by the selling stockholder

* UQM Technologies Inc - files for resale of up to 30 million shares of common‍​ stock by the selling stockholder - SEC Filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2APxqsb) Further company coverage:

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Republicans and Democrats offer wildly different views of what the Senate tax plan will do. We ran the numbers

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What's next for the Republican tax plan

Senate Republicans are poised to return after the Thanksgiving break and begin debating their tax bill on the floor, but don't expect the body to move forward without a bit more controversy.

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UPDATE 8-Oil rises over 2 pct, but shows first weekly fall in six

* TransCanada's Keystone pipeline remains shut after leak (Updates with settlement price, CFTC data)

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Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax overhaul plan.

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Wall Street set to end week on whimper as tax changes mulled

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to end the week on a muted note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly, as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax cut plan.

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US STOCKS-Wall St set to end week on whimper as tax changes mulled

* Indexes down: Dow 0.41 pct, S&P 500 0.17 pct, Nasdaq 0.06 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

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UPDATE 7-Oil rises over 2 pct, still set for first weekly fall in 6

* Russia seen to be hesitating over extending global output curbs

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Saudi Kingdom Holding plans to sell two hotels in Beirut - sources

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding plans to sell its stakes in the Moevenpick Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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U.S. oil drilling rig count holds steady this week -Baker Hughes

Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies kept the oil rig count unchanged this week, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said on Friday, as some analysts expect a gradual decline in overall rigs in the fourth quarter and in 2018. The rig count , an early indicator of future output, held at 738 in the week to Nov. 17, still much higher than 471 rigs a year ago as energy companies boosted spending plans for 2017 as crude started recovering f

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BRIEF-DISCOVERY STOCKHOLDERS APPROVES SERIES C COMMON STOCK ISSUANCE TO SCRIPPS NETWORKS

* DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS SAYS STOCKHOLDERS APPROVED SERIES C COMMON STOCK ISSUANCE TO SCRIPPS NETWORKS SHAREHOLDERS AS CONSIDERATION FOR MERGER Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mC5OUT) Further company coverage:

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Republican calls 'bullcrap' on Democrat during tax debate

The Senate finance committee advanced Republicans' plans to overhaul the tax system on Thursday night, but not without a fiery argument between senators just minutes before the vote.

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UPDATE 5-Oil climbs, but still set for first weekly fall in six

* Russia seen to be hesitating over extending global output curbs

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as energy stocks recover; heading for weekly loss

TORONTO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Friday as higher oil prices helped its heavyweight energy sector recover from sharp losses earlier in the week.

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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?

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World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks continued to claw back losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, boosted by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - World stocks continued to claw back losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, boosted by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results.

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BRIEF-GDS Holdings says ‍full amount of its outstanding $150 mln bonds converted into shares by bond holders​

* ‍FULL AMOUNT OF ITS OUTSTANDING $150 MILLION CONVERTIBLE BONDS VOLUNTARILY CONVERTED INTO ORDINARY SHARES BY BOND HOLDERS​

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Nikkei rises to 1-week high but breaks 9-week winning streak

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a one-week high on Friday, helped by gains in most sectors while chip-related stocks such as Sumco and Tokyo Electron outperformed.

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CORRECTED-Nikkei rises to more than 1-week high; chip-related stocks outperform

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a more than one-week high on Friday morning, helped by shares in most sectors while chip-related stocks such as Sumco and Tokyo Electron outperformed.

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Nikkei rises to more than 2-week high; chip-related stocks outperform

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a more than two-week high on Friday morning, helped by shares in most sectors while chip-related stocks such as Sumco and Tokyo Electron outperformed.

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This week's eye-popping photos

Take a look at 31 photos of the week from November 10 through November 16.

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Alabama Senate Race Aggravates Deep Divide in Republican Party

The divisions that have split Republican leadership from its grass roots have sunk to a new level because of the Alabama Senate candidate.

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BRIEF-Comstock Holding Co Q3 loss per share $0.45

* Comstock Holding Companies reports third quarter 2017 results

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BRIEF-Genting Hong Kong divests 5 mln shares in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

* Star NCLC entered ‍underwriting deal with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

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U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill deduction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Pataskala, Ohio, to Conroe, Texas, local government leaders worry that if Republican tax-overhaul plans moving through the U.S. Congress become law, it will be harder for them to pave streets, put out fires, fight crime and pay teachers.

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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. 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.

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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.

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Republicans, Franken, Mugabe: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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U.S.-based junk bond funds post fourth-largest week of outflows on record

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

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Trump to announce terrorism list decision on North Korea next week: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision next week on whether to put North Korea on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said on Thursday.

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The 13 Republicans who voted 'no'

The House of Representatives passed major tax reform legislation Thursday, despite 13 House Republicans joining all House Democrats to oppose the bill.

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METALS-Copper falls, nickel at three-week low on slowing Chinese growth

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Copper and most other base metal prices fell on Thursday on persistent worries over Chinese demand, but losses in aluminium were tempered by expectations that a crackdown on polluting industry in China will cut supply.

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What’s New on Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime This Weekend

Choose between a “Daredevil” spinoff, a comedy starring Jenny Slate, a tender romantic drama and more this weekend.

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Republican Tax Plans Put Corporations Over People

There are tough choices at the heart of the Republicans tax bills speeding through Congress, and they make clear the party values deep and lasting tax cuts for corporations above all else.

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Republican senator: Tax plan needs more relief for pass-through businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican senator who has publicly opposed the current draft of the Senate tax reform plan said on Thursday he wants to see more tax relief for pass-through businesses, like partnerships, because he sees them as the source of U.S. economic growth.

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Republicans optimistic they'll pass their tax plan

House Republicans are prepared to pass a massive tax overhaul Thursday -- a feat that hasn't been accomplished in three decades -- likely without the political fireworks or internal heartache that nearly sank the House's Obamacare repeal bill earlier this year.

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Turkey, Russia, Iran to hold Syria summit in Sochi on Nov. 22: NTV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a summit to discuss developments in Syria next week in the Russian resort of Sochi, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Thursday.

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China's banking regulator plans to tighten shareholder rules

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Nov 16 (Reuters) - China's banking regulator on Thursday published draft rules that increase scrutiny over the relationship between commercial lenders and their shareholders, the latest in a slew of measures taken by Beijing to bolster supervision of its financial system.

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Republican governors say they were jarred by Democrats' easy victory in the Virginia race last week

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Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

(Reuters) - Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.

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BRIEF-Floor & Decor Holdings prices public offering of 6.50 mln common shares at $36/share

* Says public offering of 6.50 million common shares priced at $36.00 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Republicans press U.S.-Russia uranium deal probe despite no wrongdoing findings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers are pressing forward with an investigation into the 2010 sale of a Canadian uranium company, which owned 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies, to a Russian government firm, despite five congressional inquiries having found no evidence of wrongdoing.

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BRIEF-South State Corp & Park Sterling Corp merger receives regulatory and shareholder approval​

* South State Corporation and Park Sterling Corporation merger receives regulatory and shareholder approval​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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:

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Two Senate Republicans critical of party's tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate and give permanent tax cuts only to U.S. corporations drew fire from two Republican lawmakers on Wednesday in what could be a sign of trouble for the sweeping measure.

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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson comes out against tax bill

Sen. Ron Johnson announced he is opposed to the tax bill Wednesday, making him the first member of the GOP to formally come out against the party's plan, though the Wisconsin Republican said he was hopeful about being able to support a final version once changes are made.

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BRIEF-First Round Capital sells 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14

* First Round Capital IV, L.P. reports open market sale of 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2z3PySl) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Talend announces offering of 2,750,000 American depositary shares by selling shareholders

* Talend announces offering of 2,750,000 American depositary shares by selling shareholders Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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At issue for Vanguard fund shareholders: how to manage success

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) - Vanguard Group Inc staged the largest-ever mutual fund shareholder proxy meeting on Wednesday facing a problem competing asset managers would welcome: how to manage...

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Two U.S. Senate Republicans critical of party's tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate and give permanent tax cuts only to U.S. corporations drew fire from two Republican lawmakers on Wednesday in what could be a sign of trouble for the sweeping measure.

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Senate Republicans add Obamacare gamble to tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats accused Republicans in the U.S. Senate of changing their tax-cut plan into an attack on Obamacare and skewing it even more toward corporations and the wealthy on Wednesday as tensions rose in the congressional tax debate.

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Fox shareholders reject proposal to abandon dual-class shares

(Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, based on preliminary results announced at the media company's annual meeting.

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BRIEF-FC Global Realty files for offering of up to 77.6 mln common shares by selling stockholders‍​

* FC Global Realty Inc files for offering of up to 77.6 million shares of common stock by the selling stockholders‍​ - sec filing Source text : http://bit.ly/2A2Buc2 Further company coverage:

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Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

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BRIEF-TC Media sells its weekly courrier laval

* Transcontinental Inc - ‍sale of its weekly courrier Laval, as well as its related web property, to 2m Média​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: CMS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

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House could pass tax reform if Senate adds health mandate repeal: Ryan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could vote to pass a tax reform bill that also repeals the Obamacare health insurance mandate if the Senate includes the provision in its final version of the plan, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday.

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Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.

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Senate Finance chairman revises tax plan to end Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee proposed major changes to a Republican tax reform plan, adding a repeal of Obamacare's health insurance mandate and making corporate tax cuts permanent while ending individual cuts in 2025.

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BRIEF-ChinaNet Online Holdings Q3 loss per share $0.17 from continuing operations

* ChinaNet Online Holdings reports third quarter 2017 financial results

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What repealing Obamacare's individual mandate means

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Shareholders take aim at Murdochs with Fox voting rights push

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure may inflict a symbolic black eye on the media company's founder Rupert Murdoch and his family at its annual meeting on Wednesday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: How to Fix the Republican Tax Plan

Soak well-off blue staters, but then spread the wealth around.

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Lebanon president says Saudi holds Hariri, calls it aggression: reports

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had detained Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the first time he had said so publicly, and called it an act of aggression against Lebanon.

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Republicans May Target Entitlement Programs to Reduce Deficit

The possibility appeared more likely after the Congressional Budget Office warned that the tax bill could set off a rule that would make cuts to Medicare over the next decade.

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By combining Obamacare with taxes, GOP goes for it all

Despite nearly a year's worth of heartache, Republicans can't quit trying to repeal Obamacare.

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8 weeks, 1 question: Australia's same-sex marriage survey

Like many Australians, Melissa Chomel wants to marry the person she loves.

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Nikkei drops to 2-week low as foreigners, retail investors lock in profits

TOKYO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a two-week low on Wednesday morning, with most sectors in negative territory as investors took profit on a rally that pushed local stocks about 20 percent higher over the past two months.

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Public Health: Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate Is Unpopular. So Why Not Just Get Rid of It?

There’s a reason Democrats put the provision in the bill. Eliminating it would reduce insurance coverage and drive up premiums. How much is up for debate.

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Teenager McKennie scores debut goal as U.S. hold Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - Teenager Weston McKennie scored on his debut for the United States as they held Portugal to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday in their first match since failing to qualify for the World Cup.

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Senate Republicans tie tax plan to repeal of key Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday linked repealing a key component of Obamacare to their ambitious tax-cut plan, raising new political risks and uncertainties for the tax measure that financial markets have been monitoring closely for months.

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Paulson holds stake in gold steady in third-quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paulson & Co left its stake in gold investments unchanged in the third quarter, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons program helped lift bullion prices to a 13-month...

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UPDATE 2-Paulson holds stake in gold steady in 3rd quarter

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Paulson & Co left its stake in gold investments unchanged in the third quarter, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons program helped lift bullion prices to a 13-month high, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed on Tuesday.

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Senate Republicans tie tax plan to repeal of Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans said on Tuesday their tax-cut plan likely will be amended to include a repeal of an Obamacare rule disliked by conservatives that requires Americans to have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.

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BRIEF-Navios Maritime Holdings announces pricing of $305 mln of 11.25% senior secured notes due 2022

* Navios Maritime Holdings Inc announces pricing of $305 million of 11.25 pct senior secured notes due 2022

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BRIEF-Presidio files for public offering of 8 mln shares of co's common stock by selling stockholder‍​

* Files for public offering of 8 million shares of co's common stock by selling stockholder‍​ - SEC Filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2AG9V4J) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Genpact announces secondary equity offering on behalf of selling shareholders

* Genpact announces secondary equity offering on behalf of selling shareholders

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U.S. Senate Republicans tie tax plan to repeal of Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans said on Tuesday their tax-cut plan likely will be amended to include a repeal of an Obamacare rule disliked by conservatives that requires Americans to have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.

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Senate tax bill to include repeal of Obamacare individual mandate

Republican senators will include a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate in the revised version of the chamber's tax overhaul to be released by the Senate finance committee Tuesday afternoon, according to two GOP aides. The committee's Republicans were unanimous in their support for adding the repeal.

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What Can Republicans Do About Roy Moore? Here Are Their Options.

Ballots have been printed, and absentee voting has begun in Alabama, leaving Republicans with few options to stop Mr. Moore’s campaign for the Senate.

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Senate Considers Ending Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Plan

Republican senators are mulling whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate when their tax proposal is revised later on Tuesday.

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Newtown families seek to hold gun maker accountable in Connecticut court

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

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House to vote this week on tax plan

House Republicans are forging ahead with plans to vote on their tax bill Thursday just weeks after the legislation was first released.

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UPDATE 2-European shares mope at 7-week low as disappointing earnings weigh

* Pause in markets "not a big turning point" - BAML (Recasts, adds quote and detail, updates prices at close)

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Republican Senator Paul to seek Senate tax plan changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday said he will seek changes to the Senate's tax cut bill to add a provision to repeal Obamacare's requirement that Americans pay a penalty if they do not obtain health insurance as well as scale back its elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes.

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Deutsche Bank CEO meets with chief of big shareholder HNA: WSJ

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's chief executive officer John Cryan has met with the chief of its major shareholder China's HNA, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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Funds taking "above normal" risks, cash holdings at 4-yr low-BAML survey

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Gloal funds are showing signs of "irrational exhuberance", with cash holdings at four-year lows and risk-taking at all-time highs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly investor survey said on Tuesday.

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House lawmakers hold hearing on sexual harassment in Congress

House lawmakers on Tuesday will review the chamber's sexual harassment policies in the wake of sweeping allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment that have rocked powerful institutions and industries across the country.

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BRIEF-Jinzi Ham's unit to invest in Novabay Pharma and become its biggest shareholder

* Says unit signs agreement to buy shares in U.S. Novabay Pharmaceuticals Inc for a combined $27.06 million

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UPDATE 1-European shares steady above 7-week low as tech and telecoms earnings impress

* Pause in markets "not a big turning point" - BAML (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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European shares rise off 7-week low as telecoms earnings impress

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Encouraging earnings from telecoms companies put European shares on the front foot on Tuesday, helping them recover from a seven-week low hit in the previous session.

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BRIEF-Nordex CEO says happy with major shareholder Acciona

* Ceo says our view is that the production tax credit in the u.s. Market will remain untouched

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BRIEF-Stelco Holdings Q3 revenue C$336 million, down 10 pct​

* Qtrly ‍revenue was $336 million, a decrease of $37 million, or 10% year-over-year from $373 million for same period in 2016​

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Senate Republicans look for exit strategy in Moore saga

Republicans across Congress unleashed forceful condemnations urging Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore to abandon his bid. But with no sign that he will heed their calls, GOP leaders and rank-and-file members were less clear Monday night on what should be done next if Moore is elected next month.

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Further govt sale of Japan Post Holdings not yet worked out - finmin

TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the government had not yet reached the stage of finalising a further sale of its shares in Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd.

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PRECIOUS-Gold prices steady as dollar holds up on higher U.S. bond yields

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Gold prices were little changed early on Tuesday, with the dollar supported by higher U.S. Treasury yields and Asian stocks down amid uncertainty over tax reforms in the United States. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,277.39 per ounce at 0001 GMT. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery slipped 0.1 percent to $1,277.60. * The dollar got support from higher U.S. Treasury yields in ear

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More than 20 Republicans call for Roy Moore to step aside

Since Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused by five women of pursuing relationships with him when they were teenagers, fellow Republicans have weighed in on what he should do ahead of the state's election on December 12.

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BRIEF-Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings posts qtrly revenues of RMB425.6 mln

* ‍Total revenues for Q3 of 2017 increased by 18.2 pct to RMB425.6 million​

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Op-Ed Columnist: Republican Class Warfare: The Next Generation

The G.O.P. tax bills look like attempts to entrench a hereditary plutocracy.

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Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

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BRIEF-Acushnet prices of offering of common stock by selling shareholder

* Acushnet holdings announces pricing of offering of common stock by selling shareholder

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U.S. Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

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BRIEF-Jeld-Wen Holding secondary announces offering of 12.5 mln shares

* Jeld-Wen Holding, Inc announces launch of secondary offering of common stock

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BRIEF-DHT Holdings Q3 loss per share $0.04

* Q3 earnings per share view $-0.08 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Woman accuses the Alabama Republican Senate candidate of sexually assaulting her when she was 16

An Alabama woman alleges Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, her attorney Gloria Allred said Monday.

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Senate Republican leaders call on Alabama candidate Moore to 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday calling for Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to withdraw from the race over allegations he had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

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The latest: Top Senate Republicans not sold on Luther Strange

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'I believe the women' accusing the Senate nominee of sexual misconduct, Senate's top Republican says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.

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Senate Republican leader calls on Alabama candidate Moore to 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on the party's Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to "step aside" because of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

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Greens hold out on climate in German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Environmental policy dominated negotiations on forming a new German coalition on Friday, as the Greens pushed their would-be partners for a quicker exit from coal power.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Again Wades Into Tax Debate, Suggesting Repeal of Obamacare Mandate

President Trump took to Twitter to suggest that Republicans cut taxes even further by repealing the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most people have health insurance.

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Senate Republican leader says Alabama nominee Moore should 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore to "step aside," saying he believed the woman who accused Moore of inappropriate sexual contact, the Associated Press reported.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

How Senate Republicans Have Reacted to the Roy Moore Allegations

The chamber Mr. Moore hopes to join has turned away from him, with most Republican senators saying he should end his campaign if the accusations are true.

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BRIEF-CGG says the general meeting of shareholders has approved the financial restructuring plan

* CGG: The general meeting of shareholders has approved the financial restructuring plan

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BRIEF-Waha Capital agrees to sell stake in NPS Holding

* AGREES TO SELL STAKE IN NPS HOLDING LTD IN CASH AND STOCK DEAL‍​

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Nikkei drops to near 2-week low; real estate, brokers weak

TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei dropped to a near two-week low on Monday as many sectors, including real estate and brokerage firms, languished after recent rallies, offsetting gains in companies with strong results such as Nissin Foods.

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Nikkei drops to 1-week low; real estate, brokers weak

TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei dropped to a one-week low on Monday morning as many sectors including real estate firms and brokers languished after a recent rally, offsetting gains in companies with strong results such as Nissin Foods.

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Iranian-backed militias routed in last Syrian militant stronghold

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Monday regained control of Albu Kamal city, their last stronghold in Syria, after Iranian-backed militias who captured the city a few days earlier were ambushed and forced to retreat, tribal leaders, residents and a war monitor said.

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BRIEF-Fincantieri says co's unit and Vard Holdings submitted proposal for privatisation of Vard

* co's unit and and Vard Holdings Limited submitted proposal to seek privatisation of vard by way of voluntary delisting​

Football nytimes.com

N.F.L. Week 10 So Far: Vikings, Saints and Steelers Win Big Road Games

The Saints, Vikings and Steelers all won big games on the road in Week 10.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

A Week After Texas Church Shooting, a Sunday Service Offers Hope

After a gunman killed 26 at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., parishioners gathered to worship with their pastor, whose daughter was among the dead.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Box Office: 'Thor: Ragnarok' thunders to $56.6 million second weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showing plenty of staying power, Disney-Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is dominating the North American box office with $56.6 million at 4,080 locations in its second weekend.

cnn.com

Texas church holds first service since mass shooting

The congregation of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held a service on Sunday, one week after a gunman opened fire in the church, killing 25 people and an unborn child in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

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Last exit from Myanmar, Rohingya wait for weeks on beach

AH LEI THAN KYAW, Myanmar (Reuters) - Some 1,000 Rohingya Muslims desperate to leave Myanmar are camped on this exposed, sun-baked beach on the Bay of Bengal waiting for a boat to carry them to sanctuary in Bangladesh.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-MLPs poised for bounce, but could be short-lived

NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have been beaten down in 2017, but conditions may be turning in their favor for a short-term bounce by year-end.

nytimes.com

Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

After a Disciplined Week in Asia, Trump Unloads on Critics

In a stream of tweets, he called those raising questions about Russia “haters and fools” and said he could call North Korea’s leader “short and fat.”

topNews reuters.com

Texas town holds first burials after church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The tiny Texas town reeling from a gun massacre that killed 26 churchgoers buried the first of the victims on Saturday, in a remote cemetery where a series of funerals is being held this week.

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CORRECTED-Wall St Week Ahead-MLPs poised for bounce, but could be short-lived

NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have been beaten down in 2017, but conditions may be turning in their favor for a short-term bounce by year-end.

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) nytimes.com

Holding Hands, Drinking Wine and Other Ways to Go to Jail in Dubai

Dubai says it welcomes foreigners, but some end up in prison for offenses that few Westerners would dream were even crimes.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

California Looks at Republican Tax Measures and Sees Payback

Strongly Democratic, the state would be hit hard by the loss or scaling back of widely used deductions, and the governor sees “something very odd.”

cnn.com

How Republican politicians are responding

Republican officeholders have given varied responses to the sexual abuse allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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BRIEF-Crosswinds Holdings reports qtrly loss per share C$0.28​

* Crosswinds Holdings says ‍crosswinds is in discussions regarding a sale of its joint venture investment in monarch to its joint venture partner​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Republican establishment bails on Alabama candidate after sex allegations

(Reuters) - The Republican Senate campaign wing on Friday cut fundraising ties with Roy Moore, the party's U.S. Senate nominee in Alabama, the latest sign that the Republican establishment was abandoning his campaign a day after sexual misconduct allegations upended a seemingly one-sided race.

Elections, City Councils nytimes.com

As Democrats Celebrate Wins, Queens Republicans Close In on an Upset

Anger toward Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is popular citywide, may drag down an incumbent Democrat in a conservative corner of Queens.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slides, but notches longest weekly win streak since 1996

TORONTO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index finished lower for a third straight session on Friday, but it managed to rise for the full week, notching its longest weekly winning streak in more than two decades.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Republicans Try to Block Moore’s Path as Candidate Denies Sexual Misconduct

Republican leaders are searching for a way to block Roy Moore’s path to the Senate, but the jurist remains defiant over charges that he made advances on teens.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

U.S. junk bond sector ends rough week on calmer note

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cracks in the red-hot U.S. high-yield bond market are starting to widen, with two junk-rated companies pulling their deals on Friday and U.S.-based high-yield funds suffering...

politicsNews reuters.com

Deficit worries complicate path for Republican tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unease among Republicans about a massive increase in the federal deficit could complicate passage of two tax-cut bills working their way through the U.S. Congress, endangering President Donald Trump's top legislative priority.

companyNews reuters.com

BUZZ-U.S. stocks weekly: Cold front

** S&P 500 ends 8-week winning streak, though dips just 0.2 pct as tax plan details weigh

politicsNews reuters.com

Republican Senate campaign wing ends fundraising ties with Moore

(Reuters) - The Republican Party's Senate campaign wing severed its fundraising ties to Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday, a day after a woman accused him of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old.

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UPDATE 1-Rough week for high-yield "junk" bond market; ETFs rebound a touch

NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Cracks in the red-hot U.S. high-yield bond market are starting to widen, with two junk-rated companies pulling their deals on Friday and U.S.-based high-yield funds suffering their second consecutive week of cash withdrawals.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

Alabama Republicans Defend Roy Moore: ‘It Was 40 Years Ago’

State party officials staunchly defended the Senate nominee after a report that he had made advances toward four teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. Republican Senate campaign wing ends fundraising tie with Moore: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party's Senate campaign wing has severed its fundraising deal with Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, Politico reported on Friday, a day after allegations emerged that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.

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Wall St Week Ahead-MLPs poised for bounce, but could be short-lived

NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have been beaten down in 2017, but conditions may be turning in their favor for a short-term bounce by year-end.

cnn.com

His decision to stay in Senate race amid sexual misconduct allegations leaves Republicans in Washington with few options

Senate Republicans face a dire reality in Alabama following sexual misconduct accusations about Roy Moore, their Senate nominee in Alabama: They want Moore gone from the race but are largely powerless to make that happen.

worldNews reuters.com

TPP trade pact in disarray as Canada holds up talks

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Efforts to revive the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal foundered on Friday when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to show up for a meeting to agree a path forward without the United States.

Art nytimes.com

Ancient Egypt Gives a New Twist to Turin’s Contemporary Art Week

The art world’s weekly journey from fair to fair can become ho-hum. But the industrial city in the north of Italy has found some novel ways to keep it fresh.

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Militant threat hangs over Islamic State's former Libyan stronghold

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Nearly a year after Islamic State was driven from its Libyan stronghold Sirte, residents surveying their wrecked homes feel neglected and vulnerable, still afraid of the militant threat that has waned but not vanished.

companyNews reuters.com

CANADA STOCKS-TSX hold steady as energy offsets financials

TORONTO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday, with energy stocks offsetting modest declines among some financial stocks.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-NYX Gaming Group announces new shareholder meeting date and announces new commercial partnership with Scientific Games

* NYX Gaming Group Limited announces new shareholder meeting date, provides update on William Hill matters and announces new commercial partnership with Scientific Games

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BRIEF-GAIN Capital Holdings Inc announces monthly metrics for October 2017

* GAIN Capital Holdings Inc announces monthly metrics for October 2017

cnn.com

Republicans are leaving Congress in droves

Republicans are leaving office at a higher rate than in recent congresses, suggesting Democrats could pick up seats in the 2018 midterm elections. On Thursday it was Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte, the influential chairman of the House judiciary committee.

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South Korea to hold summit with China on Saturday: Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean president Moon Jae-in will hold a summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday, South Korea's presidential office said in a statement on Friday.

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METALS-Copper holds above 1-month low as weaker dollar lifts metals

(Adds Shanghai closing prices, updates London prices) MELBOURNE/BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - London Metal Exchange copper held above one-month lows on Friday as a weaker dollar broadly lifted base metals, although it remained on track for a weekly loss. "Copper prices will continue to trade sideways over the coming weeks as a stronger U.S. dollar outlook and weakening Chinese imports of refined copper weigh on prices," said BMI Research in a report. "High-frequency indicators such as

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BRIEF-Freehold Royalties increases 2017 production guidance

* Third quarter results: Freehold increases 2017 production guidance

politicsNews reuters.com

Dueling Republican tax plans advance in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a tax plan on Thursday that differed from the House of Representatives' version on several key fronts, including how they treat the corporate tax rate, the tax deduction for state and local taxes, and the estate tax.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

With Obamacare Fight Lost, Conservatives Turn to Veterans’ Care

A conservative veterans group, founded and funded by the Koch brothers, is fighting to allow private health care to compete with Veterans Affairs hospitals.

nytimes.com

Republican Party, China, Louis C.K.: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

politicsNews reuters.com

Senate Republicans debut tax plan, House panel passes its version

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a tax plan on Thursday that differed from legislation in the House of Representatives on several fronts, including how they treat the corporate tax rate, the tax deduction for state and local taxes and the estate tax.

worldNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Lebanon believes Saudi holds Hariri, demands his return

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon believes Saad al-Hariri is being held in Saudi Arabia, from where he resigned as Lebanese prime minister, two top government officials in Beirut said, amid a deepening crisis pushing Lebanon onto the frontlines of a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

cnn.com

Obamacare signups at brisk pace

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Graham Holdings Co increases stock buyback authorization

* Graham holdings company announces increased stock repurchase authorization

politicsNews reuters.com

Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

(Reuters) - A woman has accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, prompting the Republican Senate leader to call on Moore to step aside if the story turns out to be true.

cnn.com

Analysis: Republicans already had a Moore problem, but it just got way, way worse

Talk privately to any Washington Republican about Roy Moore's Senate candidacy before today and they would tell you that the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court was going to be a major problem given his long record of saying incredibly controversial things.

cnn.com

Menendez juror replaced as week ends without verdict

A juror in the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez has been replaced as the jury ended 16 hours of deliberations this week without reaching a verdict.

politicsNews reuters.com

Rival Republican tax-cut plans emerging in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rival Republican tax-cut plans were emerging in the U.S. Congress on Thursday that differed on issues such as cutting the corporate income tax, the deduction for state and local taxes and the tax on inheritances paid by the richest Americans.

politicsNews reuters.com

Senate plan delays corporate tax cut, won't repeal Obamacare mandate: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans' version of a tax cut bill will delay corporate rate cuts by one year to take effect in 2019, and will not include a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate, Republican Senate Finance Committee member Bill Cassidy said.

healthNews reuters.com

Consumers sign up for Obamacare 2018 individual plans despite uncertainty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Consumer sign-ups for Obamacare individual insurance plans were more than 600,000 during the first week of enrollment for 2018, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday, a positive sign for insurers who take part in the healthcare program that Republicans are trying to undo.

cnn.com

The biggest day for Republicans on taxes yet

The House ways and means committee is expected to approve the Republican tax bill Thursday, setting it up for a House floor vote next week. The Senate finance panel will also introduce its major tax plan tenets Thursday, setting it up for committee consideration next week.

politicsNews reuters.com

Virginia Republican Goodlatte will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Thursday he will not seek re-election next year.

politicsNews reuters.com

Senate Republicans may repeal Obamacare's mandate in tax bill: Cornyn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans may include a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate in their version of the party's tax cut plan, Republican Senator John Cornyn said on Thursday, adding that the bill should be on the chamber floor the last week of November.

healthNews reuters.com

U.S. says 601,462 people signed up for Obamacare plans in week one

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 600,000 people, including 137,322 new consumers, signed up for Obamacare individual insurance plans for next year in the 39 states that use the federal website HealthCare.gov during the first week of enrollment, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday.

worldNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Lebanon believes Saudi holds Hariri, demands return

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon believes Saad al-Hariri is held in Saudi Arabia, from where he resigned as prime minister, two top Lebanese government officials said, amid a deepening crisis pushing Lebanon onto the frontlines of a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Genetically Modified Food (GMOs) nytimes.com

From Brussels to Arkansas, a Tough Week for Monsanto

French and German opposition torpedoed an E.U. vote to reauthorize the world’s most popular herbicide, while Little Rock moved to restrict an alternative.

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BRIEF-GWG Holdings reports Q3 GAAP loss per share of $1.31

* Q3 revenue $14.7 million versus $13.9 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Tax Bill Test for State Republicans

Thursday: How the legislation could impact the state, more Hollywood fallout for Kevin Spacey, and a push to make the Playboy Mansion a historic monument.

cnn.com

The clock is ticking for Republicans

businessNews reuters.com

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

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

PersonalFinance reuters.com

For U.S. Republicans, tax reform math hinges on cutting Medicare

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. retirement savers dodged a speeding train last week when Republican lawmakers racing toward tax reform dropped their plan to sharply reduce allowable tax-deferred...

cnn.com

Rising Obamacare costs frighten some early retirees

cnn.com

Senate Republicans unveil their own tax plan

Senate Republicans are poised to introduce their own tax plan Thursday morning -- part of the GOP's ambitious agenda to pass tax cuts before the new year.

Income Tax nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Republicans Wonder How to Make the Rich Richer

The House tax bill championed by President Trump finds many different ways to increase inequality.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Election Rattles Congressional Republicans, and Their Agenda, While Buoying Democrats

Losses in Virginia and elsewhere are likely to spur a push for a tax overhaul that would endanger Republican incumbents in higher-tax states.

companyNews reuters.com

METALS-London copper holds above 1-month low in thin trade

MELBOURNE, Nov 9 (Reuters) - London copper was barely changed on Thursday, holding above a one-month low touched in the previous session, with light turnover suggesting bargain hunters were awaiting lower prices. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper was flat at $6,856 a tonne by 0127 GMT, holding a small 0.4 percent gain from the previous session. LME copper slipped to $6,780 a tonne on Wednesday which was the lowest since Oct. 11. Volumes were very light

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senate Republicans Will Diverge From House in Sweeping Tax Rewrite

The Senate will diverge from the House legislation in several key ways, including eliminating the ability to deduct state and local taxes and scaling back, rather than ending, the estate tax.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump's limited appeal a warning sign for Republicans ahead of 2018 elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic election victories in Virginia and New Jersey showed Republicans losing more ground in suburban areas, where President Donald Trump's unpopularity could cost them dearly in next year's congressional races.

healthNews reuters.com

Repeal of individual mandate would increase uninsured, premiums: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday that repealing the Obamacare individual mandate would increase the number of uninsured by 13 million by 2027 and reduce the federal budget deficit less than initially forecast.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) nytimes.com

Congress Weighs Repeal of Tax Credit for Rare Disease Drugs

Long untouchable, the incentive for development of orphan drugs is now a Republican target as lawmakers consider a broad tax overhaul.

cnn.com

Obamacare's good Election Day showing

Obamacare had a very good night on Tuesday after having a really rough year.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-HC2 Holdings reports Q3 revenue $406.4 million

* HC2 Holdings Inc - ‍backlog at end of q3 was a record $656 million, as compared to approximately $590 million in prior-quarter​