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Singapore slings? Taking on Alibaba, Amazon launches Prime Now in the city state

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking the e-commerce giant's push into populous Southeast Asia and its first head-on battle with its Chinese rival, Alibaba Group Holding.

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Asia shares hit 2008 highs, dollar in decline on Fed inflation view

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Stocks, bonds and commodities were all on a roll in Asia on Thursday as bulls scented a softening in the Federal Reserve's confidence on inflation that promised to keep U.S. interest rates low for longer.

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Samsung Electronics expects continued chip boom after record second-quarter profit

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected the memory chip boom to continue in the current quarter, after reporting a record operating profit for the three months through June.

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BRIEF-Xenith Bankshares reports Q2 earnings per share $0.27 from continuing operations

* Xenith Bankshares, Inc. reports second quarter and first half 2017 results

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Exclusive: Discovery in the lead to acquire Scripps Networks - sources

(Reuters) - U.S. media company Discovery Communications Inc is in the lead to acquire U.S. cable TV network owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal likely to top $12 billion.

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UPDATE 1-Canada's Goldcorp earnings beat analyst estimates, CFO to leave

VANCOUVER, July 26 (Reuters) - Canadian gold producer Goldcorp Inc reported better-than-expected earnings on Wednesday and lowered its forecast for costs this year, while also announcing that its chief financial officer, Russell Ball, would leave the company.

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BRIEF-Packaging Corp of America reports Q2 sales $1.6 billion

* Packaging Corporation of America reports second quarter 2017 results

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Meditation truck offers moment of zen in heart of New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Certified meditation teacher Kristin Westbrook offered guided meditation sessions inside of her converted RV truck on Wednesday in midtown Manhattan and encouraged frazzled passersby to join her for a 10-minute mental break.

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Foxconn announces U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin

(Reuters) - Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin.

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BRIEF-Acadian Timber Corp reports Q2 earnings per share C$0.24

* Acadian Timber Corp. reports second quarter results and changes to management team

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Goldcorp posts quarterly profit as costs fall; CFO to leave

July 26 (Reuters) - Canadian gold producer Goldcorp Inc reported a quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by lower costs.

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Trump's nominee for Fed says banking rules need 'refinements'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. banking rules must protect the financial system but they need "some refinement," President Donald Trump's nominee for the Federal Reserve's top regulatory post told lawmakers on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Forward Air Corp reports Q2 earnings per share $0.64

* Forward Air Corporation reports second quarter 2017 results and quarterly cash dividend

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PayPal beats estimates, raises 2017 forecasts

(Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the payment processor's growing strategic partnerships helped boost payment volumes.

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BRIEF-Kraton Corporation Q2 earnings per share $0.81

* Q2 revenue $525.3 million versus I/B/E/S view $506.6 million

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BRIEF-Kirby Corp Q2 earnings per share $0.48

* Q2 revenue $473.3 million versus I/B/E/S view $481.7 million

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FTSE Russell to exclude Snap from stock indexes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - FTSE Russell CEO Mark Makepeace said on Wednesday the index provider plans to exclude Snap Inc from its widely followed stock indexes because of the Snapchat owner's unusual share structure that denies voting rights to investors.

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Facebook profit, revenue smash estimates as mobile ad sales soar

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

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Uber's Kalanick hires former U.S. prosecutor ahead of Waymo deposition

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber's former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has hired the former top federal prosecutor in San Francisco to represent him ahead of a deposition in a high-profile trade secrets case against Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit, the attorney's firm said on Wednesday.

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iRobot shares surge on strong sales of Roomba vacuum cleaners

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares in iRobot Corp jumped 23 percent to a record high on Wednesday after the Roomba robotic vacuum maker posted better-than-expected quarterly results and said it was buying its largest European distributor.

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Energy Future warns delay would kill Oncor sale to Buffett

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc will walk away from its $9 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Co if the deal is delayed, an attorney for the parent company of Texas' largest utility told a bankruptcy judge on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Deutsche Bank asset management listing seen in H1 2018 at earliest - sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's planned listing of its asset management arm is unlikely before the first half of next year and could be later, as it wants more time to refine and sell the business's strategy to potential investors, people close to the matter said.

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U.S. defense companies lift forecasts amid growing security concerns

(Reuters) - Top U.S. weapons makers reported better-than-expected quarterly results and raised their full-year forecasts, buoyed by higher demand for fighter jets and tanks amid heightened security concerns around the world.

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British tulle artist Benjamin Shine launches New York exhibit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Artist Benjamin Shine hopes the launch of a new installation featuring his signature tulle fabrics in a New York department store window display at Bergdorf Goodman will inspire passersby to pause and self-reflect.

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Chipotle served another subpoena after latest food scare

(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said U.S. federal prosecutors served a subpoena, seeking information related to a suspected norovirus outbreak at a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia that it briefly closed last week.

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Whole Foods profit down as same-store sales declines persists

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc , which has agreed to be bought by Amazon.com for $13.7 billion, on Wednesday reported a quarterly profit decline after same-store sales fell for the eighth quarter in a row.

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VW says cooperation with rivals is common industry practice

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said on Wednesday that cooperation among carmakers on technical matters is a common industry practice but declined comment on allegations that it engaged in anti-competitive behavior with other German automakers.

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Deutsche Bank asset management listing seen in H1 2018 at earliest - sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's planned listing of its asset management arm is unlikely before the first half of next year and could be later, as it wants more time to refine and sell the business's strategy to potential investors, people close to the matter said.

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BRIEF-AGCO to acquire Precision Planting from The Climate Corporation

* AGCO to acquire precision planting from the Climate Corporation

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UPDATE 1-Impact on banks from Britain's vote to leave the EU

July 26 (Reuters) - Global banks have said they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for Brexit, the country's planned exit from the European Union.

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U.S. new home sales rise in June, but trend softening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales increased in June as purchases in the West surged to a near 10-year high, but downward revisions to the sales pace for the prior three months pointed to a housing market that was treading water.

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BRIEF-Infosonics - on July 25, co entered agreement and plan of merger by, among company, Cooltech Holding Corp, co's unit Infosonics Acquisition Sub Inc

* Infosonics - on July 25, co entered agreement and plan of merger by, among company, Cooltech Holding Corp, co's unit Infosonics Acquisition Sub Inc

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Ex-Merrill banker loses $20 mln bonus claim against Sports Direct's Ashley

LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - A former Merrill Lynch banker on Wednesday lost his claim that Mike Ashley, founder and boss of British retailer Sports Direct, promised him a 15 million pound ($20 million) bonus during a heavy drinking session.

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BRIEF-Bank of America board declares a regular quarterly cash dividend

* Board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on Bank Of America common stock of $0.12 per share

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Wal-Mart proposes policy actions to boost U.S. manufacturing

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday proposed 10 policy actions to boost U.S. manufacturing that the retailer said could help recapture $300 billion of the $650 billion worth of consumer goods that are currently imported.

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Wall Street set to open higher on earnings; Fed in focus

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were poised to open at record levels on Wednesday following a set of strong quarterly earnings, led by Boeing and AT&T, while investors awaited the outcome of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting.

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BRIEF-Gen III Oil Corp announces brokered private placement

* Gen III Oil - appointed Canaccord Genuity to sell, by way of a private placement, units of co at $0.70 per unit for gross proceeds of up to $5.0 million

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Oil prices rise as falling U.S. inventories stoke rebalancing hopes

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rose to near eight-week highs on Wednesday, as a fall in U.S. inventories bolstered expectations that the long-oversupplied market was moving toward balance.

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

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

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Boeing raises 2017 earnings forecast

(Reuters) - Boeing Co reported a quarterly profit compared with a loss a year ago when it booked a charge, and raised its full-year core profit forecast.

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Coca-Cola profit drops 60 percent on refranchising charge

(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co reported a 60.2 percent drop in quarterly profit, as the beverage maker incurred a charge of $653 million related to refranchising its North America bottling operations.

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Hilton's profit beats; raises earnings forecast again

(Reuters) - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc , the owner of the Waldorf Astoria hotel chain, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, as more people booked rooms at higher prices, and raised its 2017 earnings forecast yet again.

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D.R. Horton profit rises on higher home sales

(Reuters) - D.R. Horton Inc , the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a quarterly profit that narrowly beat analysts' estimates as home sales rose.

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New York Today: New York Today: Where to Shoot Wedding Photos

Wednesday: Tips from professional photographers, our governor in Washington, and a festival at Lincoln Center.

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BRIEF-United Community Banks Q2 earnings per share $0.39

* United community banks, inc. Announces second quarter earnings

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Accorhotels beefs up luxury rental 'onefinestay' brand to fight Airbnb

PARIS (Reuters) - AccorHotels will re-group three of its luxury home-rental divisions under its 'onefinestay' brand, as the French hotelier steps up efforts to counter the challenge of Airbnb and other online booking services.

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Autos and energy firms boost European shares as earnings roll in, banks held back

* Chipmaker ASM International falls as Q3 outlook disappoints

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Exclusive: Banks dealing EU sovereign debt may be dragged out of London

LONDON (Reuters) - Banks at the heart of EU government borrowing could be forced to move some operations out of London if they want to hold on to that business after Brexit, according to three senior bankers with knowledge of the matter.

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Life after debt? Macquarie's junk lending unit sputters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Macquarie Group, Australia's leading investment bank, has a hole to fill.

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Line Corp first-half profit jumps 39 percent, boosted by asset transfer

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Line Corp posted a 39 percent jump in first-half profit, boosted by a transfer of assets.

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Hyundai Motor second quarter net profit halves as China, U.S. sales sag

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor's bleak results stretched into a 14th straight quarter as political headwinds continued to drag down sales in China, its biggest market, and higher incentives failed to boost business in the United States.

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Fed expected to leave rates unchanged; balance sheet in focus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is expected to hold interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and possibly hint that it will start winding down its massive holdings of bonds as soon as September in what would be a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy.

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Twitter no longer at 'death's door' as earnings report approaches

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc heads toward its quarterly earnings report on Thursday with a stock that has risen more than 40 percent since April when much of Wall Street was ready to write off the tech company.

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USTR Lighthizer: Trump challenging China's industrial policies - radio interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. trade negotiator said late on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is determined to challenge China's use of unfair subsidies and "non-economic" industrial policy to build up export industries that are costing American jobs.

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BRIEF-Visa expands global transaction processing with facilities in Singapore and UK

* Visa expands global transaction processing with facilities in Singapore and United Kingdom

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Australian watchdog takes Ford local unit to court over transmission complaints

(Reuters) - Australia's consumer watchdog said on Wednesday it has started court proceedings against Ford Motor Co's local unit, accusing the company of engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct when responding to customer complaints.

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DOJ nominee grilled over relationship with Alfa Bank

President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Justice Department's criminal division told a Senate panel at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that if confirmed he would recuse himself for at least two years from any department matter that overlapped with his previous work as an attorney for the Russian bank Alfa Bank.

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Asia stocks inch up, dollar steadies as investors await Fed clues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up early on Wednesday after Wall Street indexes notched record highs, while the dollar was steady as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision later in the day for more clues on its tightening plans.

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Apple ordered to pay $506 million to university in patent dispute

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ordered Apple Inc to pay $506 million for infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm, more than doubling the damages initially imposed on Apple by a jury.

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Exclusive: Viacom willing to make an all-cash deal to buy Scripps Networks - sources

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc has informed Scripps Networks Interactive it is willing to pay all cash to acquire the U.S. TV network operator, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Timberland Bank reports Q3 earnings per share $0.58

* Timberland Bank reports growing profitability for 2017’s third fiscal quarter:

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BRIEF-Community Trust Bancorp increases its cash dividend

* Increased quarterly cash dividend to $0.33 per share beginning with Oct 1; up 3.13% in quarterly cash dividend Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Randolph Bancorp announces Q2 loss per share $0.03

* Randolph Bancorp, Inc. announces second quarter and year-to-date 2017 financial results

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New York subway chief unveils emergency plan for 'failing' system

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of New York City's subway asked the city and state for $836 million on Tuesday to immediately stabilize the century-old underground transit system, plus another $8 billion for capital improvements.

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Wisconsin company offers employees microchip implants

(Reuters) - A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.

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BRIEF-Alaris Royalty Corp reports qtrly earnings per share $0.29

* Qtrly earnings per share $0.29 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by energy companies and trade groups to stop New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from providing billions of dollars in subsidies to prop up struggling nuclear power plants in the state.

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Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas

AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of the illegal immigrants who survived a deadly human-smuggling journey into Texas are seeking visas to stay in the United States in exchange for testimony against those responsible for an operation that killed 10 people on a sweltering truck, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-First Midwest Bancorp announces Q2 earnings per share $0.34

* First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. announces 2017 second quarter results

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BRIEF-Caesars Entertainment Corp, Caesars Acquisition Co says stockholder approve proposed merger

* Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Caesars Acquisition Company announce stockholder approval of proposed merger

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BRIEF-Wabash National Corp Q2 earnings per share $0.36

* Wabash National Corporation announces second quarter 2017 results

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BRIEF-First Financial Bancorp posts Q2 earnings per share $0.37

* Q2 earnings per share view $0.38 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-‍First Financial Bancorp, Mainsource Financial Group to merge

* Press release - top-performing Midwest community banking organizations announce agreement to merge

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BRIEF-Chemical Financial Corp Q2 earnings per share $0.73

* Chemical Financial Corporation reports 2017 second quarter operating results

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AT&T's quarterly profit tops Wall Street estimates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc's quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier introduced new promotions bundling video with phone service that helped to attract customers.

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Chipotle profit doubles, shares rise

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's profit more than doubled in the latest second quarter, sending shares of the burrito seller up more than 2 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday.

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

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

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Options traders bullish on Facebook ahead of second-quarter results

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

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BMW halts project talks after Daimler blew whistle: Sueddeutsche

BERLIN (Reuters) - BMW has suspended talks with Daimler on future cooperation projects after its rival disclosed alleged collusion among German carmakers to cartel authorities, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday, citing industry sources.

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Geek fight! Musk says Zuckerberg naive about killer robots

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley baron Elon Musk insulted rival billionaire Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, escalating a tech wizard war of words over whether robots will become smart enough to kill their human creators.

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UPDATE 2-9mobile asks Citi, Standard Bank to find new investors - source

LAGOS, July 25 (Reuters) - 9mobile, the mobile operator formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, has appointed Citigroup and Standard Bank to find an investor to buy into the firm and three companies have shown interest, a banking source close to the deal said on Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

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Israeli settles Mobileye insider trading case with U.S. regulators

(Reuters) - An Israeli professor has agreed to pay more than $850,000 to settle U.S. claims he engaged in insider trading in Jerusalem-based Mobileye NV , a maker of sensors and cameras for self-driving vehicles, ahead of its $15.3 billion takeover by Intel Corp .

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BRIEF-Deutsche Bank hires Eri Kakuta for Financial Institutions Group

* Deutsche Bank hires Eri Kakuta for Financial Institutions Group

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European stocks spring higher led by banks, miners

* Jimmy Choo soars to record after takeover deal (Adds details, closing prices)

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VW executive charged in emissions probe to plead guilty: court

(Reuters) - A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on August 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said Tuesday.

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Volatility plunge sends VIX index to 23-year low

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

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MOVES-Deutsche Bank hires Goldman FIG banker Kakuta: memo

July 25 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc financials banker Eri Kakuta, according to an internal memo on Tuesday.

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

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

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Toshiba board to meet Wednesday, weigh offers for chip unit: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's board will meet on Wednesday to consider offers for its chip unit from Western Digital and Taiwan's Foxconn in addition to a bid from a consortium that was previously favorite, a source familiar with the matter said. Toshiba is scrambling to sell its flash memory unit to cover losses from its bankrupt U.S. nuclear business Westinghouse.

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Elliott says Akzo Nobel 'flouting' basic shareholder rights

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Advisors on Tuesday criticized Akzo Nobel for dismissing its request yesterday for shareholders to add items to the agenda of a Sept. 8 extraordinary general meeting.

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Investors unhappy as Alphabet shells out more to drive traffic

(Reuters) - There are very few things that make Alphabet Inc's investors unhappy. A rising TAC - the cost of driving traffic to its site - is one of them.

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Norwegian Air under pressure to boost finances

OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) - Norwegian Air , the fast-growing budget airline trying to crack the transatlantic market by undercutting established rivals, faces mounting pressure to control costs and shore up its balance sheet to weather fierce competition.

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S&P hits record; Alphabet weighs on Nasdaq

(Reuters) - The S&P hit a record high, while the Dow opened higher on Tuesday, helped by strong earnings from Caterpillar and McDonald's, but Google-parent Alphabet weighed on the tech-heavy Nasdaq.

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BRIEF-Mandalay Resources Corporation announces new US$40 million revolving credit facility and change to dividend policy

* Mandalay Resources corporation announces new us$40 million revolving credit facility and change to dividend policy

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Daimler board to discuss alleged German auto cartel: sources

FRANKFURT/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Daimler's supervisory board will meet on Wednesday to discuss allegations that German carmakers were involved in anti-competitive behavior, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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U.S. home prices for May rise slower than expected

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices accelerated at a slower pace in April, falling short of forecasts, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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McDonald's U.S. same-restaurant sales beat estimates

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Tuesday reported a higher-than-expected rise in quarterly sales at established U.S. restaurants, helped by promotions on beverages as well as the launch of signature crafted sandwiches.

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Domino's delivers Street-beating sales and profit

(Reuters) - Domino's Pizza Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, boosted by store openings, lower food costs and higher supply chain revenues from franchises.

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Caterpillar posts 46 percent rise in profit, boosts forecast

(Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc reported a 46 percent jump in quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by strength in its construction and resources businesses, and raised its profit outlook for the year.

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General Motors quarterly profit falls

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Tuesday reported a lower quarterly net profit from continuing operations due to lower vehicle sales and restructuring charges, but results beat Wall Street expectations.

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Activist investor urges sale of Barnes & Noble

(Reuters) - Activist investor Sandell Asset Management Corp on Tuesday urged U.S. bookstore chain operator Barnes & Noble Inc to sell itself.

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BRIEF-Capital City Bank Group reports second quarter 2017 results

* Capital City Bank Group Inc reports second quarter 2017 results

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Biogen revenue rises 6.4 percent on Spinraza demand

(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc reported a 6.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, driven by strong demand for its recently approved spinal muscular atrophy drug, Spinraza.

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Russian banker who met Trump son-in-law not acting on our orders: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A senior Russian banker who met President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, did not do so on the Kremlin's orders, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

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DuPont beats on strong demand in agriculture business

(Reuters) - Chemicals and seeds company DuPont , which is merging with Dow Chemical , beat analysts' estimates for both profit and revenue on Tuesday, helped by higher sales in its agriculture business.

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New York Today: New York Today: Swanky Workplace Perks

Tuesday: Fanciful job benefits, high time for ticks, and New York sharks.

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China's HNA taps Goldman for planned Pactera U.S. IPO: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - HNA Group, the Chinese airline-to-banking conglomerate, has tapped investment bank Goldman Sachs to list Pactera, the Beijing-based IT outsourcing firm it bought from private equity firm Blackstone, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Uber ties up with AXA for workers' accident cover in France

PARIS (Reuters) - Uber and insurance group AXA on Tuesday announced a partnership to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing service in France.

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Michael Kors to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Michael Kors has agreed to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion, snapping up a British brand launched in the east end of London and made famous by celebrity fans including Princess Diana.

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Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.

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Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.

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BRIEF-Softbank seeks multibillion-dollar stake in Uber- WSJ, citing sources

* Softbank seeks multibillion-dollar stake in Uber- WSJ, citing sources Source text : http://on.wsj.com/2gYLzhr Further company coverage:

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Activist investor Sandell presses for Barnes & Noble sale: WSJ

(Reuters) - Activist investor Sandell Asset Management Corp wants Barnes & Noble to try to sell itself again, saying the bookstore chain will benefit from a new owner, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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VW chief raps Porsche labor boss in Heilbronner Stimme interview

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller strongly criticized Porsche's labor chief in German daily Heilbronner Stimme on Tuesday over public remarks about Audi's management, in a sign of growing tensions within the automotive group.

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Dollar recovers from 13-month low on strong PMI readings, Asia stocks subdued

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar crept up from a 13-month low on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected readings on U.S. factory and services activity ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day, but Asian stocks were subdued.

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Oil extends gains as OPEC moves to cap Nigeria output

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday after OPEC moved to cap Nigerian oil output and Saudi Arabia pledged to limit exports next month to help rein in global oversupply.

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BRIEF-Webster Financial Corp declares common dividend

* Says declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.26 per share on its common stock Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Southern Missouri Bancorp reports Q4 preliminary earnings per share $0.49

* Southern Missouri Bancorp reports preliminary results for fourth quarter of fiscal 2017; increases quarterly dividend by 10%, to $0.11 per common share; schedules conference call to discuss results for Tuesday, July 25 at 3:30 pm Central Time

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Qualcomm accuses tech group of 'misdirecting' trade regulators

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc fired back in its case against Apple Inc on Monday, accusing its critics of waging a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

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BRIEF-Potlatch Corp reports Q2 earnings per share $0.59

* Q2 revenue $163.2 million versus I/B/E/S view $150.9 million

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BRIEF-First Bank reports Q2 earnings per share $0.15

* First Bank reports second quarter 2017 net income of $2.0 million, an increase of 38% from 2016

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'Pharma bro' Shkreli says he will not testify in securities fraud trial

(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federal court that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial.

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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs retreats from ETF lead market making

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is pulling back substantially from trading that helps backstop the fast-growing use of U.S. exchange-traded funds, giving smaller firms an opportunity to grab market share.

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BRIEF-New Resource Bank reports Q2 earnings per share $0.07

* New Resource Bank reports profits increase in Q2 2017; earnings grow 28% quarter-over-quarter and 49% year-over-year

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BRIEF-NBT Bancorp Q2 earnings per share $0.49

* NBT Bancorp Inc announces net income of $21.4 million; declares cash dividend

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Alphabet profit slumps on record $2.7 billion EU fine

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc reported a 27.7 percent drop in quarterly profit as the company recorded a previously announced charge related to a record $2.7 billion fine imposed on its Google unit by the EU.

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Blue Apron shares surge on Wall Street's upbeat outlook

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc jumped as much as 20 percent on Monday, reversing some of their heavy losses from the past few weeks, after several brokerages initiated coverage of the meal-kit service with a bullish outlook.

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

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

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France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France is ready to negotiate a deal with Google over back taxes, budget minister Gerald Darmanin told financial daily Les Echos.

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BRIEF-Wells Fargo announces Don Hayes as head of business banking for new Ohio & Western Pennsylvania region

* Wells Fargo announces Don Hayes as head of business banking for new Ohio & Western Pennsylvania region

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BRIEF-Summit State Bank reports net income for Q2 2017

* Summit state bank reports net income for second quarter 2017 and declaration of dividend

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Alphabet appoints Google CEO Pichai to board

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said it appointed chief executive of its Google unit, Sundar Pichai, to its board.

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Analyst slashes Chipotle stock target, casts doubt on menu price hikes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shares in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc continued losing ground on Monday, after Credit Suisse chopped its price target by $100 and raised doubts about whether the burrito chain can raise menu prices to offset higher costs.

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Organic ranchers eye Amazon distribution ahead of Whole Foods deal

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc plans to meet on Wednesday with a dozen U.S. ranchers, seeking to expand distribution of organic and grass-fed meats as it takes over Whole Foods Market Inc, according to the meeting's organizer.

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Campaign group Avaaz calls on EU to block Bayer's Monsanto deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Online campaigns group Avaaz has called on European Union antitrust regulators to block Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, saying it would hurt innovation and competition and push up prices.

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BRIEF-Sypris awarded several new contracts with Harris Corporation

* Sypris awarded several new contracts with Harris Corporation

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In nod to Hollywood, Italian bank robbers don Trump masks for heists

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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U.S. allows fast processing again for some H-1B visa applications

(Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Monday it would resume fast processing of H-1B visas requested by institutions of higher education and nonprofit and governmental research organizations, while leaving in place a longer approval time for companies that use the visas.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX dragged lower by banks, energy shares stem decline

OTTAWA, July 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell broadly on Monday, dragged lower by declines in shares of the country's biggest banks, as well as a retreat in gold miners and retailers.

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U.S. home sales stumble as prices hit record high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales volumes fell more than expected in June as a dearth of properties pushed house prices to a record high.

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New York Times Asks Fox for Apology After ‘Inaccurate Segment’

The cable network published an update to a story on its website but did not acknowledge the paper’s request for an apology.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks push Qatar higher, Mobily's loss dampens Saudi

DUBAI, July 24 (Reuters) - Banks pushed Qatar's stock market higher on Monday while Saudi Arabia's market edged down as telecommunications firm Mobily plunged in the wake of a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls in broad retreat led by big banks

TORONTO, July 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened lower on Monday, hurt by slips for some of its biggest banks and gold miners and a broad retreat in consumer names.

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Wall Street opens flat as earnings season gathers pace

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened little changed on Monday, with the earnings of Google parent Alphabet in focus, and ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that kicks off on Tuesday.

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North American strength helps Halliburton smash profit view

(Reuters) - Halliburton Co swung to a quarterly profit and handily beat analysts' expectations on higher demand in North America, sending the world's No.3 oilfield services provider's shares up 2.5 percent.

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Hedge fund Elliott wants 'urgent' Akzo response over CEO concerns

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund firm Elliott Management on Monday asked the board of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel to urgently respond to its concerns about the nomination of a new chief executive.

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Exclusive: Spotify, Warner hope to clinch royalty deal by September - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify is close to agreeing a new licensing pact with Warner Music Inc, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a U.S. stock market listing, four sources familiar with the situation said.

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Samsung takes aim at TSMC with plans to triple chip foundry market share

YONGIN, SOUTH KOREA (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics plans to triple the market share of its contract chip manufacturing business within the next five years by aggressively adding clients, a senior company executive said, as it targets new growth drivers for the chips business.

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Democrats take aim at big companies in economic blueprint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats are unveiling an economic platform on Monday that they call "A Better Deal" for working Americans by announcing plans to address unfair market competition, rising pharmaceutical costs and stagnant wages.

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KKR to pay $66.50 per share for WebMD: source

(Reuters) - Private equity company KKR & Co LLP will announce on Monday that it has agreed to pay $66.50 per share in cash to acquire U.S. online health publisher WebMD Health Corp , a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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After $50 billion deal spree, China's HNA sets out to clear ownership questions

(Reuters) - Privately-owned conglomerate HNA Group, one of China's most aggressive dealmakers, is shaking up its shareholding structure with a new, charitable foundation, part of efforts to quash long-standing concerns over its ownership.

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New York Today: New York Today: Blocking Out the City’s Noise

Monday: Ways to deal with a noisy city, the mayor’s subway soapbox, and strident streets.

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VEON board elects former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns as chairman

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Global telecoms operator VEON has elected former Xerox Corp chief Ursula Burns as its chairman, the company said on Monday, part of corporate governance reforms that are designed to showcase its makeover as an online services player.

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BMW, VW and Daimler shares skid on EU probe of German carmakers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German auto stocks took a hit in early Monday trading, weighed down by uncertainty over possible antitrust fines after European regulators said they were investigating allegations that carmakers were operating a cartel.

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European banks struggle to solve toxic shipping debt problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry. But it is not an easy time for the lenders either.

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U.S. chicken processor profits fatten on cheap feed

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. meat producers are earning some of the highest profit margins in more than a decade, a bright spot for investors in agriculture, where grain farmers and trading companies are struggling to make money after years of massive oversupply.

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Direct lending funds' fading all-weather appeal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miami-area money manager Bob Press appears to offer the ultimate all-weather investment: a "direct lending" hedge fund that does not require a long-term commitment and has produced nearly 90 straight months of positive returns not correlated to other markets.

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U.S. venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need their money.

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Grab, Uber's SEAsia rival, to raise $2.5 billion from Didi, SoftBank, others

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grab, Uber Technologies Inc's biggest ride-hailing competitor in Southeast Asia, said it expects to raise $2.5 billion in its latest financing round that will help bolster its leading position in the region and grow its payments platform.

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Ebbing risk appetite grounds Asian stocks, dollar sulks as euro strengthens

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after recent strong gains, while the euro's near-two-year high on the European Central Bank's seeming lack of concern about its strength left the dollar languishing near a 13-month low.

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Australian regulator investigating Takata airbag recall after death

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was investigating the recall of Takata Corp vehicle airbags, a day after police said a man's death in a Sydney car crash could be linked to the faulty safety equipment.

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China's debt specter could haunt Fed's policy meetings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In September 2015, the U.S. Federal Reserve cited risks from China as a key reason for delaying its first interest rate hike in a decade. A wall of Chinese debt maturing in the next few years could jolt the country back into the U.S. central bank's policy deliberations.

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Oil steady after fall ahead of OPEC/non-OPEC meeting

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices were little changed on Monday following a steep fall in the previous session amid growing expectations that the joint OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting later in the day would address rising production from Nigeria and Libya, two OPEC members exempted from the cuts.

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Federal Reserve now faces prospect of global monetary policy tightening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects for tighter monetary policy in Europe and other countries could pose a fresh problem for the Federal Reserve when it meets next week to ponder its plan to reduce its $4.2 trillion bond portfolio purchased after the 2008 financial crisis.

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Exclusive: KKR nears deal to acquire WebMD - sources

(Reuters) - Private equity firm KKR & Co LLP is nearing an all-cash deal to acquire WebMD Health Corp , a U.S. online health publisher with a market capitalization of $2.1 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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BMW rejects media reports of emissions manipulations

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW on Sunday rejected media reports that the emissions treatment systems in its vehicles did not work effectively and that it colluded with rivals on their design and prices.

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Supreme Court ruling leads to offensive trademark requests

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A small group of companies and individuals are looking to register racially charged words and symbols for their products, including the N-word and a swastika, based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on trademarks last month.

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U.S. Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

HAVANA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration.

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Spain looks at selling more of Bankia, economy minister says

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain will explore the possibility of selling a further stake in state-owned Bankia later this year, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said in an interview with Spanish newspaper ABC on Sunday.

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Female stars call on BBC to 'act now' to close gender pay gap

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the most high-profile female presenters at the BBC called on the head of Britain's public broadcaster on Sunday to "act now" to address a gender pay gap that sees it pay its top male star five times more than its best-paid female presenter.

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Blackstone in talks to buy 40 percent of Israel cyber firm NSO: report

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to acquire 40 percent of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group for $400 million, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Calls for UN meeting as clashes continue in Jerusalem and West Bank

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces broke out again across Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, with the mood tremendously intense around Jerusalem's Old City.

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Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from Libya

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say.

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Without Visas, Carnival Workers Are Trapped at Home in Mexico

A debate over how many visas the United States should issue to seasonal workers has stranded thousands in Mexico with diminished job prospects.

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Israel raids home of Palestinian attacker in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis on Friday, the military said.

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World Bank orders Argentina to pay $320 million over seized airline: newspaper

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The World Bank's arbitration tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay $320 million plus interest and legal fees to Spanish travel group Marsans for expropriating its airline Aerolineas Argentinas SA in 2008, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.

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India's Delhi government tells Philip Morris to remove all ads

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The state government in India's capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply.

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Opel defends inclusion of employee leases in sales data

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Opel, which is being bought by French rival PSA Group from General Motors , said on Saturday that its sales figures included cars pre-registered by Opel and leased by company workers and pensioners and their families.

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Seat chief says sees CNG cars as possible diesel alternative: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Carmaker Seat sees compressed-natural-gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel to diesel, the chief executive of the Spanish Volkswagen division said on Saturday.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Triunfo clinches $673 mln restructuring with banks

BOGOTA, July 22 (Reuters) - TPI Triunfo Participações & Investimentos SA and a pool of about 20 banks have agreed on terms to restructure 2.113 billion real ($672.6 million) of debt, giving the Brazilian infrastructure firm a lifeline to finalize projects and downsize gradually.

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EU's car regulator warns against car diesel ban in cities

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Banning diesel cars in European cities could hamper automakers' ability to invest in zero-emission vehicles, the European Union's commissioner for industry has warned the bloc's transport ministers.

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Scaramucci awaits U.S. approval for China deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump administration's new communications director, has yet to get approval from U.S. regulators to sell his hedge fund firm to a group led by Chinese conglomerate HNA, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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An Over-the-Top New Yorker Will Run Trump’s Communications Shop

Anthony Scaramucci’s smooth style will be a distinct contrast with the southern drawl and sharp edges of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new press secretary.

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Exclusive: U.S. weighs financial sanctions to hit Venezuela's oil revenue - sources

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering financial sanctions on Venezuela that would halt dollar payments for the country's oil, according to a senior White House official and an adviser with direct knowledge of the discussions.

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Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan to pay $148 million to end yen Libor cases in U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co have agreed to pay a combined $148 million to end private U.S. antitrust litigation claiming they conspired with other banks to manipulate the yen Libor and Euroyen Tibor benchmark interest rates.

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Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan to pay $148 mln to end yen Libor cases in U.S.

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co have agreed to pay a combined $148 million to end private U.S. antitrust litigation claiming they conspired with other banks to manipulate the yen Libor and Euroyen Tibor benchmark interest rates.

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Small-cap rally could shrink on earnings, tax reform hurdles

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Optimism is souring around small-cap stocks for some investors, with a host of factors conspiring to up-end gains that have taken them to record highs.

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Lemonheads owner Ferrara eyes Nestle's candy business: sources

(Reuters) - Ferrara Candy Co, the owner of candies such as Lemonheads and Now & Later chews, is preparing to participate in the auction for Swiss food group Nestle SA's U.S. candy business, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-First Savings Financial Group,First National Bank of Odon sign acquisition agreement

* First Savings Financial Group Inc and the First National Bank of Odon sign definitive acquisition agreement

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Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird.

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U.S. fines American Airlines, Delta, Frontier for violating consumer protection rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for violating the department’s airline consumer protection rules.

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U.S. seeks to drop criminal charges in 'London Whale' case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday said they plan to drop criminal charges against two former JPMorgan Chase & Co derivatives traders over allegations they had a role in the "London Whale" trading scandal that caused $6.2 billion of losses.

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BRIEF-TrustCo Bank Corp Q2 earnings per share $0.127

* TrustCo announces 17% increase in second quarter 2017 earnings

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U.S. lawyers suing Volkswagen get $300 million in fees, costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday approved $125 million in fees and costs for lawyers who sued Volkswagen AG on behalf of U.S. owners of 88,000 3.0 liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions.

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U.S. IPO market may struggle to finish 2017 on a high

(Reuters) - Underwhelming performances of Snap and Blue Apron since their high-profile market debuts, especially at a time when the U.S. stock market is hitting record highs, is an indication that the IPO market will not be as robust as expected this year.

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India to quiz Philip Morris on marketing of Marlboro

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to seek an explanation from Philip Morris International Inc about its marketing practices after Reuters reported that the tobacco giant used tactics that government officials say flout the country's law, a health ministry official said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Clover Partners LP reports 5.4 pct stake in Bancorp Of New Jersey

* Clover Partners LP reports 5.4 percent stake in Bancorp Of New Jersey Inc as of July 19 - sec filing

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Democrats in Congress urge review of Amazon's Whole Foods bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democrats in Congress, in a letter this week, urged the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a more in-depth review of online retailer Amazon's plan to buy grocer Whole Foods.