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New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman.

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New Orleans elects first woman mayor

New Orleans voters elected LaToya Cantrell as mayor Saturday, making her the first woman to hold that position in the city's 300-year history.

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Cook leads by three as he chases first PGA victory

(Reuters) - Rookie Austin Cook edged closer to his maiden PGA Tour title after firing a third-round four-under-par 66 for a three-stroke lead at the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, on Saturday.

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Turkey launches investigation into U.S. prosecutors over Zarrab case: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into the U.S. prosecutors who brought charges against a Turkish gold trader facing trial in New York, state media said on Saturday, after Ankara said the case was based on fabricated documents.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.

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Egypt-Gaza border opens under PA control for first time in a decade

GAZA (Reuters) - The Egypt-Gaza border opened under control of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority for the first time since 2007 on Saturday, raising residents' hopes for easier passage in and out of the impoverished enclave.

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For the First Family of Pleasure Products, Toys Are Us

Once sold in seedy bookstores, sex toys are now a chic, “Made in America” business, instilling customers with brand loyalty.

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China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China Citic Bank Corp and search engine giant Baidu Inc launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalise on China's rapidly growing fintech sector.

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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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BRIEF-First Horizon and Capital Bank agree to sell 2 branches to Apex Bank

* First Horizon and Capital Bank agree to sell 2 branches to Apex Bank Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators: source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co fired Franklin Codel, its head of consumer lending, over a conversation he had with a former employee about compensation in which he disparaged U.S....

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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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Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday.

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Wells Fargo dismisses consumer lending head Codel

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has fired its head of consumer lending over unsuitable communications he had with a former employee, the bank said on Friday, the latest upheaval at a...

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Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100 million loss

LONDON (Reuters) - London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise. ...

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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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BRIEF-Amgen launches Enbrel Mini with Autotouch in U.S.

* Amgen launches the Enbrel Mini single-dose prefilled cartridge with autotouch reusable autoinjector that is ergonomically designed for patients

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A first lady's ambition cut short

Grace Mugabe had the world at her feet, a national airline at her disposal for shopping jaunts around the world, where she stayed at luxury hotels without a care for the staggering cost. Her husband Robert Mugabe was president, and she was inching ever closer to assuming the reins of power once the 93-year-old was ready to relinquish them.

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Wells Fargo dismisses consumer lending head Franklin Codel

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Friday Franklin Codel, a senior executive vice president and head of its consumer lending organization, has been dismissed, effective immediately.

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Wells Fargo fires consumer lending head Franklin Codel

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Friday Franklin Codel, a senior executive vice president and head of its consumer lending organization, has been dismissed, effective immediately.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took charge

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate $15 trillion asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's...

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's...

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Jaguar Land Rover tests first driverless vehicle on public roads

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it said on Friday, as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologies.

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China's central bank tightens guidelines on asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank issued on Friday draft guidelines to tighten regulations on financial institutions' asset management business, a key component of the country's rampantly...

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Iraqi forces launch operation to liberate last ISIS-held town

Iraqi forces have begun a large-scale operation to liberate the town of Rawa from ISIS, one of the militant group's last footholds in the country.

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Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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UPDATE 4-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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Saudi Arabia's first rapper

Qusai Kheder wants to create a musical revolution in Saudi Arabia.

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UPDATE 3-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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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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Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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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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Comcast approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: source

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp has approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, expressing interest in the same assets that Walt Disney Co had approached Fox for recently, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Comcast has approached Twenty-First Century Fox to express acquisition interest- CNBC, citing DJ‍​

* Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox to express acquisition interest- CNBC, citing DJ‍​

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Endo unit cleared of liability in first testosterone replacement trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Chicago said on Thursday that Endo International's Auxilium unit was not responsible for the heart attack a man suffered while using the company's testosterone replacement drug Testim.

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Activist investor draws up plan to take Barnes & Noble private: WSJ

(Reuters) - Sandell Asset Management Corp, an activist investor in Barnes & Noble Inc, has proposed a transaction that would take the bookseller private with the help of current shareholders and debt...

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U.S. Congress poised for first vote on tax cut plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress approached a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation.

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FDA backs Roche's Gazyva in first-line follicular lymphoma

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded approvals for Roche's Gazyva to include previously untreated follicular lymphoma, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's efforts to strengthen its portfolio of blood cancer medicines.

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Ex-banker Otting confirmed as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former banking executive and associate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, serving as the...

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Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.

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Exclusive: CONCACAF agrees to launch new Nations League

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - CONCACAF's governing council has agreed to launch a new Nations League tournament, for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean, president Victor Montagliani told Reuters on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK, the companies said on Thursday.

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Congress prepares for first vote on tax cut plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress approached a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation.

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Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technologies

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Daimler opened on Thursday a Mercedes-Benz research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx completes patients dosing in first cohort of phase 1/2 study of DTX301

* Ultragenyx announces completion of patient dosing in first cohort of phase 1/2 clinical study of dtx301 gene therapy in ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency

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Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK , the companies said on Thursday.

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Killing medical tax break will hammer U.S. middle-class seniors

(The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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UPDATE 1-Iliad posts higher quarterly sales as it prepares Italian launch

* Launch in Italy scheduled for end 2017/early 2018 (Changes media slug, recasts and adds CFO comments on Italy)

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ASML CFO: Buying own shares at current prices, will launch new programme in Jan

BARCELONA, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The finance chief of Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML said on Thursday the company was currently buying back its own shares and expected to announce an new buyback programme in January.

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Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea, the latest of Pyongyang's major trade partners to cut commercial ties under toughening U.N. sanctions over its weapons program, a customs notice obtained on Thursday showed.

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The world's first 'space nation' takes flight

The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.

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In medical first, doctors attempt to edit a living patient's DNA

A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to the body's cells.

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Editorial: The Senate Questions the President’s Power to Launch Nukes

Mr. Trump has brought on himself this examination of his authority to order the launch of the world’s most deadly weapons.

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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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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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Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

In midday remarks from the White House, President Trump is expected to declare that “America is Back” as he sums up a year of action on the world stage.

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Hedge funds bet on reinsurance recovery

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds bought reinsurance stocks in the third quarter after prices tumbled on widespread losses after multiple hurricanes in North America, filings showed on Wednesday.

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Wells Fargo CFO says not worried about consumer credit

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's chief financial officer said on Wednesday he is not worried that consumers are struggling to pay their debts.

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UPDATE 3-Loblaw ties up with Instacart to launch home deliveries

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Canadian grocery and pharmacy chain Loblaw Cos Ltd said on Wednesday it is tying up with San Francisco-based Instacart to offer home delivery service in Toronto and Vancouver, as it tries to carve out more market share in a brutal retail sector.

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U.S. tax deductions: Grab them before they disappear

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

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Wells Fargo CFO says 'consumer credit is under control'

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co CFO John Shrewsberry said on Wednesday he is not worried that consumers are struggling to pay their debts.

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First Words: Is ‘Loyalty’ a Virtue? In the Trump Era, It’s Complicated.

The last two years in American politics have revealed our very different senses of loyalty, from its purpose to its objects.

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Latest Singapore transit train mishap injures 28

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore mass transit train bumped into another at a station on Wednesday injuring 28 people, authorities said, the latest mishap on the transit system in a city-state that has long prided itself on its efficient public services.

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Global wealth - a rising tide lifts all yachts: McGeever

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

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China villagers hail first gas-fired heat for winter, but balk at higher bills

BEIJING (Reuters) - For 53-year-old Wang Ying, a resident of a rural village near Beijing, clean-burning fuel to take the chill off winter has finally arrived, but it comes at a higher cost.

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India advances launch of Euro-VI fuels for smog-hit Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India advanced the rollout of cleaner Euro-VI compliant fuels in Delhi by two years on Wednesday to reduce high pollution levels in the capital city.

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BRIEF-First International Bank Q3 net earnings NIS 203 mln, up 58.6 pct

* ‍Net earnings in q3 increased by 58.6% in comparison to q3 last year and amounted to NIS 203 million​

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Zimbabwe army launches takeover against 'criminals' around Mugabe, says president 'safe'

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".

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China ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150 million from Tencent

BEIJING (Reuters) - Maoyan, one of China's biggest online ticketing platforms, on Wednesday said it has secured 1 billion yuan ($150.82 million) in funding from internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the company at 20 billion yuan.

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China ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150 mln from Tencent

BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Maoyan, one of China's biggest online ticketing platforms, on Wednesday said it has secured 1 billion yuan ($150.82 million) in funding from internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the company at 20 billion yuan.

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Injuries reported in Singapore transit train collision

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another at a station, injuring 25 people, authorities said, the latest incident involving the city-state's railways.

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Singapore transit train collides with stationary train, injuries reported: media

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another train that was stationary near a station in the city state's western area and some injuries were reported, the country's Straits Times newspaper reported.

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

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

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Paulson leaves stake in gold unchanged in third-quarter: filing

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

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USITC says launches probe of allegations of patent infringement by Apple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation into allegations of patent infringement by Apple Inc on various devices.

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Canada launches NAFTA challenge against U.S. lumber duties

OTTAWA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday launched a NAFTA trade challenge against the U.S. Commerce Department's decision earlier this month to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports, the foreign ministry in Ottawa said in a statement.

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Your Money: Minimal relief from prospective death of the dreaded AMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The alternative minimum tax is on the chopping block in the tax overhaul plans of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. But its elimination would not bring much...

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Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau launches case against sister agency

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian investigators on Tuesday said they had opened a criminal case into suspected extortion by officials at a sister anti-corruption agency, based partly on information from a whistleblower who also implicated the president's office.

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Pimco's Fels sees U.S. stuck in 'new neutral' of low rates as fear vanishes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top economist at Pacific Investment Management Co on Tuesday said global markets are stuck in a low interest rate environment that has siphoned fear from investors who may be...

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Canada's WestJet expects first labor contract with pilots after 2018

MONTREAL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Canada's WestJet Airlines said on Tuesday he doesn't expect the carrier to reach its first labor contract with pilots in 2018.

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Bank of America executive: Volcker Rule fuels private trading firms' rise

(Reuters) - U.S. post-financial crisis rules that place strong trading restrictions on banks has fueled the rise of private trading firms that have grabbed market share, a top Bank of America Corp...

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How one state could become the first with no abortion clinics

Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When women had little choice after their contraceptive failed.

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Jeff Sessions, sexual harassment and the President's power to launch nukes will be focus of 3 hearings today

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BRIEF-Anthem launches cash tender offers for certain outstanding debt securities

* Anthem launches cash tender offers for certain outstanding debt securities

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Japan's PM says North Korea still developing missiles despite launch pause

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said an almost two-month pause in North Korean missile tests was no indication that it had halted its weapons development, insisting it was too early for any talks with the regime.

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Trump heads home with 'America First' ringing in Asian ears

MANILA (Reuters) - As Air Force One took off from Manila on Tuesday at the end of the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than quarter of a century, at least two of the region's leaders had good reason to feel satisfied.

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First Amendment case may become proxy for abortion rights at Supreme Court

In announcing plans to take up a challenge to California law that requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to post information about low-cost abortion services, the Supreme Court will return to familiar yet rocky ground pitting speech rights against abortion rights. Such cases turning on the First Amendment sometimes become proxies for the larger, enduring fight over a woman's right to end a pregnancy.

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Most millennials seen worse off than parents despite aptitude: study

ZURICH (Reuters) - Most millennials will struggle to earn more money and find better jobs than their parents despite being more highly trained, according to a study by Credit Suisse.

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Four Gulf of Mexico oil platforms shut after Enchilada fire -Shell

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that production at four oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut in the wake of a Nov. 8 fire at its Enchilada platform.

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BRIEF-Prodways launches first PA6-12T material

* LAUNCH OF FIRST PA6-12T PLASTIC MATERIAL FOR 3D PRINTING USING SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING‍​

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BRIEF-Dr.Reddy's Labs ‍launches clofarabine injection in U.S.

* Says ‍launch of clofarabine injection in U.S. market​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2zBoR7i Further company coverage:

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Lawmakers, US allies seek assurance that Trump won't rashly launch nuclear strike

A decades-old presidential authority to use nuclear weapons is suddenly coming into question as US allies and some lawmakers from both parties want the Trump administration to assure them that President Donald Trump cannot rashly launch a nuclear strike, according to multiple sources.

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First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’

The medicine, an antipsychotic drug, has a sensor that will show doctors whether and when patients are taking it. Other medicines will follow, experts say.

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FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States.

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Yale Professors Race Google and IBM to the First Quantum Computer

Robert Schoelkopf helped create technology that promises to deliver the machines of tomorrow at Google and IBM. Now, he is giving them some competition.

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Roy Moore would be first senator expelled in 155 years

On Monday afternoon, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said the Senate should vote to expel Roy Moore in the increasingly-unlikely event the Alabama Republican nominee wins a special election on December 12.

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First Barbie with hijab revealed

Mattel released its new Barbie doll at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit. It's modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, the bronze medal-winning U.S. Olympic fencer.

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BRIEF-Wesbanco says First Sentry Bancshares to pay co termination fee of $3 million upon merger agreement termination

* Wesbanco - If merger agreement with First Sentry Bancshares terminated, First Sentry may be obligated to pay co termination fee of $3 million - SEC Filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2zFKH7d] Further company coverage:

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CalPERS considers upping fixed-income investment, lowering volatility

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is considering more than doubling its investment in municipal bonds and other fixed-income assets while lowering volatility,...

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New Barbie wears hijab for the first time

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First U.S. trial opens in FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers defending three former soccer officials at trial on U.S. corruption charges strove to distance their clients from a scandal that has engulfed the sport as they delivered opening statements to jurors on Monday.

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BlackRock's Fink learns to live with activist investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Larry Fink, whose $6 trillion BlackRock Inc seldom picks a public fight with large companies, said on Monday that activist investors often help lay the groundwork for positive...

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Sam Smith scores first top spot on Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Smith's "The Thrill of it All" scored the British singer's first No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, edging out new releases by Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan on Monday,

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Sesame Street goes global to teach kids about money

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Translating money messages to 100 million kids around the world is not a feat for ordinary humans - you need monsters.

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Novartis launches heart drug counter-offensive

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis plans to plow through doubts over its canakinumab drug by asking regulators this year to approve the medicine as a treatment for a group of heart attack survivors that the Swiss drugmaker says is most likely to benefit.

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U.S. launches media fund for Hungary to aid press freedom

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it would fund rural media outlets in Hungary to help train and equip journalists in defense of an independent media it sees subject to growing pressure and intimidation.

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UPDATE 1-CME to launch new Black Sea grain futures with Platts

* To keep older Black Sea futures with physical delivery (Adds detail, quotes from CME, trader)

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Supreme Court takes up First Amendment challenge to California abortion law

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a First Amendment challenge to a California law that requires licensed pregnancy centers to disseminate information about the availability of state run programs that provide abortions.

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Lyft announces its first international expansion

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Lyft to drive into Canada in first international foray

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc said on Monday it would launch its service in Toronto, marking the first international expansion for the U.S.-based rival of Uber Technologies Inc.

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A first look inside the site of the Texas mass shooting

The same day that the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held its first service since a gunman opened fire on parishioners last week, killing 25 people and an unborn child, residents and visitors got to see how the church had been turned into a memorial.

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BRIEF-Hess issues statement on impact from incident at Shell Enchilada platform in Gulf of Mexico

* Hess issues statement on impact from incident at shell enchilada platform in gulf of Mexico

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BRIEF-CME Group announces launch of Black Sea Wheat FOB (Platts) and Black Sea Corn FOB (Platts) futures

* Says ‍launch of Black Sea Wheat Fob (platts) And Black Sea Corn Fob (platts) financially settled futures contracts, to begin trading on Dec. 18 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Singapore founder's grandson names lawyer in contempt case

SINGAPORE/CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A nephew of Singapore's prime minister said a contempt of court proceeding against him, stemming from comments he made about the country's legal system, was "meritless" and he had appointed a lawyer to represent him.

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Japan's JERA imports first LNG cargo shipped from Chevron's Wheatstone site

TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's JERA Co, the fuel-buying joint venture of Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, said it received the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo shipped from Chevron's Wheatstone project in Australia.

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Amazon says Australia launch imminent ahead of spending season

* Company has "many thousand" registered sellers in Australia

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First look inside Texas church after shooting

A memorial inside the Texas church where 26 people were shot and killed includes chairs placed where each victim was found and audio recordings of the victims' voices. CNN's Kaylee Hartung describes the scene.

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U.N. evacuates first group of refugees from Libya to Niger

TUNIS (Reuters) - A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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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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Emirates partners with Mercedes, Jeremy Clarkson for new first class

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] joined forces with Mercedes-Benz and motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson to launch its new first-class suites on Sunday, inspired by the styling of luxury car interiors.

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REFILE AIRSHOW-Emirates partners with Mercedes, Jeremy Clarkson for new first class

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Dubai airline Emirates joined forces with Mercedes-Benz and motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson to launch its new first-class suites on Sunday, inspired by the styling of luxury car interiors.

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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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McCain: Siding with Putin over US is not 'America First'

Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump on Saturday for saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin over senior US intelligence officials when he says his country didn't interfere in the 2016 election.

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Chung beats Rublev to become first Next Gen champion

MILAN (Reuters) - South Korean iceman Chung Hyeon doused the fire of Russian Andrey Rublev to win the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals on Saturday -- pocketing a $390,000 check in the process.

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in Islamic State control

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group's self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.

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Trump, Duterte meet for first time at APEC summit

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam on Saturday.

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last Islamic State-held district of Rawa

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control.

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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...

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Ryanair launches program to improve pilot management: memo

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair is to increase the number of pilots it employs directly and hire more staff to respond to their queries as part of a new program to improve its pilot management, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

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Muni market breathes 'sigh of relief' over Senate tax plan

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Republican tax bill helped soothe nerves in the municipal bond market on Friday, just over a week after the House of Representatives proposed changes that...

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The 20 percent club: hedge fund stars of an industry rebound

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of prominent hedge funds have roared back with market-trouncing returns in 2017, helping the industry score its best performance in at least four years in a surprise...

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German regulator launches another probe into VW over scandal

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's financial watchdog said on Friday it was investigating whether Volkswagen illegally disclosed information about its emissions scandal to third parties, adding to the carmaker's legal headaches more than two years after the scandal broke.

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Equifax warns on post-breach costs, revenue hit

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Friday issued a fourth-quarter profit outlook that fell short of Wall Street expectations, saying the massive breach of its consumer data earlier this year would hurt sales...

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China's 24-hour online shopping binge tops $1.5 billion in first three minutes

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said sales topped 10 billion yuan ($1.51 billion) in just over three minutes from the opening of Singles' Day, an annual online discount sales gala that has become the world's biggest shopping spree.

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Norway receives first F-35 fighter jet

OSLO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Norway on Friday received the first three of the 40 F-35 fighter jets it ordered from Lockheed-Martin as part of efforts to beef up its air force.

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Equifax warns data breach will hurt future sales

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Friday warned that this year's massive data breach will harm the credit reporting company's future sales, saying it will reduce revenue and weigh on profit in the fourth...

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Multi-manager hedge funds hook investors with returns recovery

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Multi-manager hedge funds, often star performers, have recovered from below-par returns in 2016, with investors adding $1.2 billion to them during the first three quarters...

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Trump Pitches ‘America First’ Trade Policy at Asia-Pacific Summit

The president sent a strikingly hostile message to leaders at the APEC forum in Vietnam, many of whom once had high hopes for an American-led trade pact.

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Melania Trump reflects on her year as first lady

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Kate Bennett during a visit to the Great Wall of China, Melania Trump describes her first year as the first lady of the United States

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REFILE-General Electric, China's Silk Road Fund to launch energy investment platform

SHANGHAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - General Electric Co and a Chinese state fund set up for the Belt and Road trade initiative plan to jointly establish an energy infrastructure investment platform, China's government said.

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U.S. fund investors snap up international stocks: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors favored international stock markets, pushing $4.1 billion into equity funds focused abroad during the most recent week, dodging risks at home, Lipper data showed...

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Australia museum, IBM launch frog-count app for a deep dive into pond population

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian museum has teamed up with computer giant International Business Machines Corp to count the country's native frog population, and they want amphibian enthusiasts to jump on board.

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News Corp posts first-quarter profit on lower expenses

(Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a quarterly profit on Thursday, compared with a year-ago loss, driven by a tight control on expenses amid a decline in print advertising sales.

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BRIEF-Immunomedics announces first quarter fiscal results

* Immunomedics announces first quarter fiscal 2018 results and provides corporate update

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Investment veterans launch real estate, hospitality buyout vehicle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of fund manager Man GLG and the ex-president of Vornado Realty Trust are behind a buyout vehicle that will seek deals in the real estate and hospitality...

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Proxy advisers back Vanguard, smoothing path in fund votes

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis & Co each recently backed Vanguard Group Inc's management on fund trustee nominees and administrative items set...

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Freedom Debt Relief will contest U.S. consumer agency lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. debt-settlement services provider said on Thursday it would "vigorously contest" a lawsuit filed against it by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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U.S. begins $4.05 billion Madoff fund payout, thousands to recoup losses

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government said it has begun distributing $772.5 million from a $4.05 billion fund to compensate victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, ending a nearly nine-year wait...

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Self-driving bus crashes on first day

Just hours after launching, a driverless shuttle collided with a car in Las Vegas.

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BRIEF-Community Financial Corporation receives regulatory approvals to buy County First Bank

* The Community Financial Corporation receives regulatory approvals for acquisition of County First Bank

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Investment veterans behind real estate, hospitality buyout vehicle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of fund manager Man GLG and the ex-president of Vornado Realty Trust are behind a buyout vehicle that will seek deals in the real estate and hospitality...

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Is tax reform the final straw for alimony?

NEW YORK(Reuters) - As soon as the House of Representatives' proposed tax reform bill had hit the news, divorce lawyer Malcolm Taub's phone started to buzz.

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China may delay launch of nationwide carbon market: govt. researcher

BEIJING (Reuters) - China may delay the launch of the country's nationwide carbon trading market until early next year, Wang Zhongying, deputy director general at the National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute, said on Thursday.

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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...

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Exclusive: Baring Private Equity Asia raising new $6 billion fund - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia is aiming to raise $6 billion in a new Asian fund, as investors hungry for growth in emerging markets fuel a regional fund-raising...

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China approves interbank bond derivatives trade for overseas investors

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank said on Thursday that foreign investors would be permitted to trade in bond derivatives in the country's interbank market.

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Rap Disrupted Music First. Now It’s TV and Film.

Questlove, Salamishah Tillet and Jon Caramanica discuss depictions of rap’s old-school days as well as new series and movies with hip-hop embedded into their frameworks.

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Self-driving bus involved in accident on its first day

A new self-driving shuttle bus got off to a bumpy start in Las Vegas.

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Minor train disruption rattles Singapore's reputation for glitch-free services

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is grappling with a controversy that refuses to go away, a month after rainwater flooded a tunnel of its mass rapid transit (MRT) service, leading to the partial suspension of train runs at weekends.

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First 'zombie star' discovered

Scientists have discovered a star that exploded, survived, and exploded again more than 50 years later, challenging what we know about the death of stars.

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UPDATE 1-SpaceX to launch Turkish satellites, minister says

ISTANBUL, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Turkey's Turksat 5A and 5B satellites will be launched by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Thursday.

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China will delay launch of nationwide carbon market: government researcher

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will delay the launch of the country's nationwide carbon trading market until early next year, Wang Zhongying, deputy director general at the National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute, said on Thursday.

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SpaceX to launch Turkish satellites, minister says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Turksat 5A and 5B satellites will be launched by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Thursday.

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Opel speeds shift to PSA vehicle platforms

FRANKFURT/PARIS, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Opel said on Thursday that it will shift its entire model lineup onto PSA Group faster than previously planned, as the Peugeot maker pursues 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) in savings from its acquisition of the loss-making German brand.

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Toshiba first-half profit more than doubles on strong memory chip demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Thursday that first-half operating profit had more than doubled, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit that it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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The two leaders, the first, a vocal critic of the press and the other an enforcer of strict media censorship, aren't expected to take questions

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Thai Vietjet regains licence certification, to launch new international route

SINGAPORE, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Thai Vietjet, an offshoot of rapidly growing Vietnamese airline group Vietjet Aviation JSC , has had its operating licence recertified by Thai authorities, allowing it to launch a new international route, the parent company said.

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In a City of Firsts, Hoboken Elects a Sikh as Mayor

Ravi Bhalla is the first Sikh to be elected mayor in New Jersey, and one of only a few Sikhs to become mayor of an American city.

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UPDATE 2-Twenty-First Century Fox's quarterly revenue beats Street

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's quarterly revenue topped market estimates on Wednesday as higher sales from traditional and online distributors boosted its cable business.

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Investors size up U.S. tax reform after Democrats gain in elections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was a big catalyst behind a 23 percent rally in the S&P 500 over the past year, Tuesday’s first wide-scale retesting of his...

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Will tax reform end the American dream of owning a home?

CHICAGO - People who buy homes soon could be setting themselves up to lose money.

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Icahn subpoenaed by U.S. on biofuels dealing: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department over his efforts to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program during his time as an unpaid adviser to...

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Twenty-First Century Fox's quarterly revenue beats Street

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's quarterly revenue topped market estimates on Wednesday as higher advertising sales and revenue from traditional and online distributors boosted its cable business.

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Cuban opposition falls at first hurdle as Castro handover looms

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban opposition leaders said they failed to get anyone nominated as a candidate for municipal elections, falling at the first hurdle as the Communist-run island embarks on a political cycle that will end 60 years of Castro brothers' rule.

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This photo says everything about Trump's first year

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

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U.S. attorney's office probes billionaire Icahn on biofuels activity: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York is seeking information from billionaire investor Carl Icahn and his firm Icahn Enterprises L.P. related to...

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Shell Enchilada oil platform in Gulf of Mexico shut after fire- USCG

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Enchilada oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut and all associated production has been stopped after a fire on Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said.

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BRIEF-Kroger announces collaboration with Google Cloud Platform

* ‍Announced its cloud computing portfolio is expanding with Google Cloud Platform​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

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U.S. fund investors cool on domestic stocks: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors cooled on domestic stocks during the latest week, pulling the most cash from the market in four weeks, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data showed on...

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BRIEF-Glaxosmithkline says ‍results of first study assessing levels of organ damage in patients with active SLE

* SAYS ‍RESULTS OF FIRST STUDY ASSESSING LEVELS OF ORGAN DAMAGE IN PATIENTS WITH ACTIVE SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE) TREATED WITH BENLYSTA (BELIMUMAB) PLUS STANDARD OF CARE (SOC) VERSUS SOC ALON​E

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PayPal launches domestic operations in India

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc on Wednesday launched domestic operations in India allowing indian consumers to use PayPal to shop online at some of India's most popular businesses.

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BRIEF-Northwestern Corp says on November 6, 2017, co issued and sold $250 mln principal amount of co's Montana first mortgage bonds

* Northwestern Corp - ‍on November 6, 2017, co issued and sold $250 million principal amount of company's Montana first mortgage bonds - SEC filing​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2iHnhGa) Further company coverage:

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China's Xi fetes Trump on first day of Beijing trip

BEIJING (Reuters) - With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for U.S President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the ancient home of China's emperors.

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Thai property developer Sansiri expands into hospitality, media overseas

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Sansiri Pcl said on Wednesday it would invest $80 million in overseas markets, including a 35 percent stake purchase in a U.S.-based hotel chain, as the Thai real estate developer seeks to expand beyond its core business.

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BRIEF-UK markets watchdog launches study into wholesale insurance broker sector​

* Financial conduct authority (fca) has today launched a market study to assess how competition is working in wholesale insurance broker sector.​

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BRIEF-PayPal launches domestic ops in India

* Says launches domestic operations in India Source text - [Mumbai, India - November 8, 2017 - Global technology platform and digital leader PayPal Hondings Inc. today announced the launch of domestic operations in India.] Further company coverage:

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Trump will be first foreign leader to dine in Forbidden City since 1949

Donald Trump will receive an honor in Beijing not granted to any US President since the founding of the People's Republic of China: official dinner inside the Forbidden City.

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First openly transgender state lawmaker elected in Virginia

Virginia voters elected the nation's first openly transgender candidate to the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday.

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Snapchat launches redesign as growth disappoints Wall Street

(Reuters) - Snap Inc is redesigning its disappearing-message app Snapchat in an attempt to reach a broader audience, going back to the drawing board after being clobbered by Wall Street for another quarter of slowing user growth.

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San Francisco fund manager gets 2-1/2 years for fraud conspiracy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A San Francisco investment fund manager was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud investors by fabricating an impressive...

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Trial of ex-NYC union head, Platinum Partners co-founder winds down

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The federal corruption trial of Norman Seabrook, the former head of New York City’s correction officers’ union, and Murray Huberfeld, a co-founder of defunct hedge fund Platinum...

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BRIEF-Kentucky First Federal Bancorp reports quarterly EPS of $0.03

* Qtrly ‍net interest income $2.4 million vs $2.5 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-First Business Financial Services files for mixed shelf of up to $75 mln

* First Business Financial Services Inc files for mixed shelf of up to $75 million - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hir6VI) Further company coverage:

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Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.

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Berlin start-up raises nearly $12 million to create first equity token

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berlin-based Neufund said it has raised 10 million euros ($11.6 million) from private investors for its fund-raising platform, the first ever that will allow companies to issue a token or digital currency that will represent equity.

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Waymo launching ride-hailing service in Phoenix with no human behind wheel

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving unit is launching a ride-hailing service for the general public with no human driver behind the steering wheel and has been testing such fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.