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Abu Dhabi signs with GE and Spain's TSK for Oman's first big wind farm

DUBAI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar has signed a contract with General Electric and Spain's TSK to build Oman's first large-scale wind farm in Dhofar, United Arab Emirates state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.

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Iraq's Kurds might put off independence vote in return for concessions from Baghdad -official

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurds may consider the possibility of postponing a planned Sept. 25 referendum on independence in return for financial and political concessions from the central government in Baghdad, a senior Kurdish official said.

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

(Reuters) - Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

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Trump's messaging sparks concerns of 'emboldened' alt-right

With major cities across the country bracing for an unusual wave of far-right rallies in the coming days, local and federal law enforcement officials are concerned about the potential for more violence amid warnings that white supremacist groups were empowered by President Donald Trump's response to the deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy says five Texas stakeholder groups reach agreement with Co in Oncor acquisition

* Parties to agreement ask public utility commission of Texas to approve acquisition

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BRIEF-Peabody Energy files prospectus related to offering of 18.4 mln shares

* Peabody Energy - filed prospectus related to offering of 18.4 million shares of series A convertible preferred stock by selling stockholders

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BRIEF-Sanchez Energy, plaintiffs, all named defendants enter into stipulation of settlement

* Sanchez Energy- ‍on Aug 11, co, plaintiffs, all named defendants entered into stipulation of settlement of AUG 2013 purchase of working interests in tuscaloosa marine shale​

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BRIEF-NXT Energy Solutions refiles 2016 annual information form

* NXT Energy Solutions Inc says it has refiled 2016 annual information form, at request of Alberta Securities Commission​

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BRIEF-MGE Energy increases quarterly dividend by nearly 5 pct

* MGE Energy Inc- ‍Increased regular quarterly dividend rate by nearly 5% to $0.3225 per share on company's common stock​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Stability concerns focus at Fed ahead of Yellen speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The stock market's steady rise, still low long-term bond yields and a sagging dollar are girding the Fed's intent to raise interest rates again this year despite concerns about weak inflation, according to comments this week from Fed officials and analysts anticipating remarks next week by Chair Janet Yellen.

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Footwear retailers trampled as price war sparks concerns

(Reuters) - Shares of sporting goods retailers were pummeled in early trading on Friday as dismal quarterly results from Hibbett and Foot Locker heightened investor concerns about a supply glut intensifying price wars in the industry.

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US STOCKS-Wall St lower on growing concerns over Trump agenda

* Indexes down: Dow 0.27 pct, S&P 0.17 pct, Nasdaq flat (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

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Qatar concerned about safety of citizens in Saudi Arabia during haj

OSLO (Reuters) - Qatar expressed concern about the safety of its citizens in Saudi Arabia following the reopening of the countries' border enabling Qataris to attend the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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BRIEF-DIVERGENT Energy Services-Qtrly basic loss per share $0.01

* Qtrly revenue $2.1 million versus $2.6 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Futures flat amid growing concerns over Trump agenda

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, a day after the S&P posted its biggest daily percentage loss in about three months, on mounting worries about President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda.

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US STOCKS-Futures flat amid growing concerns over Trump agenda

Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, a day after the S&P posted its biggest daily percentage loss in about three months, on mounting worries about President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda.

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UPDATE 1-Group led by Energy Capital to buy Calpine Corp for $5.6 bln

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Debt-laden power producer Calpine Corp said it agreed to be acquired by a consortium of investors led by Energy Capital Partners for $5.6 billion.

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CEE MARKETS-Stocks follow West lower on security and economic concerns

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Emerging European stocks fell on Friday over concern raised by attacks in Spain and U.S. economic policy while currencies trod water ahead of the release of Polish economic data. Spain mounted an anti-terrorism operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, in what police suspect was one of a planned wave of attacks. A slide on European stock markets set the mood for the

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BRIEF-Crown Point Energy reports quarterly FFO per share of $0.01

* Crown Point announces operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017

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BRIEF-Sanchez Energy Corp announces $105 mln sale of Javelina asset

* Sanchez Energy Corporation announces $105 million sale of Javelina asset

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BlackRock's largest mutual fund boosts energy holdings: manager

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc's largest mutual fund hiked its exposure to "select names" in energy as the sector has lagged this year, one of its portfolio managers said on Thursday.

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BlackRock's largest mutual fund boosts energy holdings -manager

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc's largest mutual fund hiked its exposure to "select names" in energy as the sector has lagged this year, one of its portfolio managers said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Vistra Energy's unit enters amendment to Credit Agreement dated Oct 3, 2016​

* Vistra Energy says ‍effective Aug 17, Vistra Operations, unit of co, entered an amendment to Credit Agreement, dated Oct 3, 2016​ - SEC filing

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Nearly 100 percent chance of cyclone east of Windward Islands: NHC

(Reuters) - A low pressure system located several hundred miles east of the

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BRIEF-Hyduke Energy Services appoints Jimmie Yeung as CFO

* Hyduke Energy Services Inc announces board of directors and management changes

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US STOCKS-Wall St falls on concerns over Trump's pro-growth policy

* Indexes down: Dow 0.37 pct, S&P 0.42 pct, Nasdaq 0.71 pct (Adds details, changes comments, updates prices)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy, financial stocks weigh

TORONTO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened lower on Thursday, hurt by slips among heavyweight financial and energy stocks.

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BRIEF-NF Energy signs new agreement

* Nf Energy Saving Corp - ‍Announced that it recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China social welfare foundation water fund​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Futures lower on weak inflation concerns

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, a day after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting showed policymakers appeared wary about weak inflation, muddying the path of future interest rate hikes.

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US STOCKS-Futures lower on weak inflation concerns

Aug 17 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, a day after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting showed policymakers appeared wary about weak inflation, muddying the path of future interest rate hikes.

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UPDATE 1-European shares set to end three days of gains as banks, energy stocks fall

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - European shares edged lower on Thursday, set to break their three-day winning streak as banks fell following a set of cautious minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and energy stocks also weighed on a busy day for company results.

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Denmark's ISS hit by headwind in Sweden and China, shares down

COPENHAGEN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Danish facility services company ISS A/S narrowed its 2017 growth forecast to the low end of its earlier range due to weak sales in Sweden and China, sending its shares down.

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Fed's Fischer says move to unwind bank regulation 'dangerous': FT

LONDON (Reuters) - Efforts by the United States government to loosen regulations on banks are "dangerous and extremely short-sighted", one of the U.S. central bank's top policymakers said in an interview with the Financial Times published late on Wednesday.

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European shares set to end three days of gains as banks, energy stocks fall

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - European shares edged lower in early deals on Thursday, set to break their three-day winning streak as banks fell following a set of cautious minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and energy stocks also weighed.

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Fed's Fischer says move to unwind bank regulation "dangerous" - FT

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Efforts by the United States government to loosen regulations on banks are "dangerous and extremely short-sighted", one of the U.S. central bank's top policymakers said in an interview with the Financial Times published late on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-GE and AGL to develop Australia's largest wind farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

* GE and AGL develop Australia's largest wind farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy stands firm on $9 bln offer to acquire Oncor

* Will stand firm on $9 billion offer to acquire 80% of oncor electric delivery company and will not increase offer

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Silver Run Acquisition strikes deal for two Oklahoma energy companies

HOUSTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Silver Run Acquisition II, a private equity backed oil and gas startup led by the former chief executive of Anadarko Petroleum Corp, has agreed to acquire two Oklahoma energy companies.

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BRIEF-Alvopetro Energy reports qtrly FFO loss of $0.01 per share

* Alvopetro announces operational update and second quarter financial and operating results

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Once a ‘Mystery Science Theater’ In-Joke, Now Playing Comedy Clubs

The 1986 film "Chief Zabu” finally gets its New York premiere some 30 years after its cryptic ads became a running gag on the “Mystery Science” TV show. What took so long?

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as financials, energy stocks lead

TORONTO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose at the open on Wednesday in broad-based gains led by financials, while energy stocks were buoyed by firmer crude oil prices.

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BRIEF-Dundee Energy Limited announces subsidiary filings of notice of intention under the bankruptcy and insolvency act

* Dundee Energy Limited announces subsidiary filings of notice of intention under the bankruptcy and insolvency act

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US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as retail, energy stocks weigh

* Dow up 0.03 pct, S&P off 0.05 pct, Nasdaq down 0.08 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

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Germany awards licenses to increase onshore wind capacity by 1 GW

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany will increase its onshore wind energy capacity by more than 1 gigawatt, equal to that of a nuclear plant, under new licenses awarded on Tuesday, its network regulator said.

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Cheniere Energy sets up China office to expand sales - sources

BEIJING, Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy Inc is setting up an office in Beijing to help it clinch long-term supply deals with Chinese buyers, four industry sources said.

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UPDATE 2-Oil prices steady after overnight tumble on dollar strength, China concerns

SINGAPORE, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied on Tuesday after sharp falls the session before to the lowest in about three weeks as a stronger U.S. dollar and a drop in Chinese refining runs hit the market.

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BRIEF-Energy transfer prices 54.0 mln common shares priced at $18.65/share

* Energy transfer partners announces pricing of common unit offering

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Far Right Plans Its Next Moves With a New Energy

Some white supremacists and right-wing extremists were making arrangements to appear at future marches, and others were planning to run for office.

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Watch Obama surprise concert crowd

Former President Barack Obama surprised the crowd at Chance the Rapper's concert in Chicago with an empowering message.

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Billionaire hedge-fund manager Tepper adds contrarian energy stocks

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Hedge-fund manager David Tepper, known for taking positions in out-of-favor companies in his Appaloosa Management hedge fund, added stakes in embattled Wells Fargo Co and several energy companies in the second quarter as the price of oil fell, according to quarterly filings released Monday.

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BRIEF-Yuma Energy qtrly loss per share $0.04‍​

* Yuma Energy Inc announces second quarter 2017 financial results

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BRIEF-Kayne Anderson Energy Development enters into $60 million term loan

* Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company enters into $60 million term loan and $70 million revolving credit facility

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Sierra Club sues U.S. Energy Department over power grid study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid.

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BRIEF-TPI and Senvion sign wind blade supply agreement and cooperate on Rodpack Technology

* TPI and Senvion sign wind blade supply agreement and cooperate on Rodpack Technology

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BRIEF-Lilis Energy provides second quarter operations and corporate update

* Lilis Energy provides second quarter operations and corporate update

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BRIEF-Lilis Energy and Lucid Energy enter into gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement in the Permian basin

* Lilis Energy and Lucid Energy Group enter into a long-term gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement in the Permian basin

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BRIEF-TransGlobe Energy reports Q2 funds flow of $0.23 per share

* TransGlobe Energy Corporation announces second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Hyduke Energy Services reports Q2 loss per share $0.02

* Hyduke announces second quarter 2017 financial results, refinances term debt

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Kenya opposition leader defies pressure to concede defeat

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of "spilling the blood of innocent people", despite growing pressure on him to concede election defeat.

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Energy hedge funds look to spreads, margins as long bets flail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the oil-trading community, the fall of hedge fund manager Andy Hall signaled a heavy blow, but while commodity funds continue to shutter their doors, some are finding other...

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Pressure grows on Kenyan opposition to concede election defeat

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya was largely quiet on Sunday following violence in the aftermath of elections, as opposition leader Raila Odinga came under growing international pressure to concede defeat.

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Trump -- once again -- fails to condemn the 'alt-right,' white supremacists

President Donald Trump, a man known for his bluntness, was anything but on Saturday, failing to name the white supremacists or alt-right groups at the center of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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On Pro Basketball: Once in the Vanguard of Diversity, Knicks Build a Future That Echoes the Past

Seven decades ago, the Knicks pushed to integrate a predecessor of the N.B.A. Their new general manager and president are breaking ground again.

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‘For Once, No One Was Upset. Truth Works.’

Our Top 10 Comments of the Week: Readers debate truth in subway announcements, North Korea and what to say when people ask why you don’t have kids.

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Generating Green Energy in a Chilean Desert

Chile is advancing in its goals for reliance on renewable energy, with South America’s first geothermal plant and a constellation of solar and wind farms.

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Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes

Once energy dependent, Chile is on track to become a renewables powerhouse with the potential to export electricity.

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BRIEF-First Solar awarded 241MW module supply contract for Edify energy solar projects in Australia

* First Solar awarded 241MW module supply contract for Edify energy solar projects in Australia Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Camber Energy chairman and board member Fred Zeidman tenders his resignation

* Camber Energy- co's chairman, Fred Zeidman, has tendered his resignation as chairman and as member of board of directors, effective Aug. 7, 2017

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BRIEF-Butte Energy says CEO Tyron Pfeifer has resigned

* Butte Energy Inc - ‍tyron Pfeifer has resigned as president and chief executive officer of company, with effect as of August 9, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bengal Energy reports Q1 adjusted earnings per share $0.01

* Revenues in Q1 fiscal 2018 were 7% lower than fiscal q1 2017 due to 14% decrease production volumes

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BRIEF-Crosswinds Holdings Q2 loss per share C$0.10

* Q2 loss per share C$0.10 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. shale output poised to keep rising despite investor concerns

HOUSTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Shale production in the largest U.S. oilfield should rise by as much as 300,000 barrels per day by December, according to updated forecasts following the industry's latest quarterly results.

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BRIEF-Panoro Energy says has resolved to buyback 1 mln shares

* Panoro Energy Asa says has resolved to buy back 1 million shares as set out in offer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Energy XXI Gulf Coast reports Q2 loss per share of $0.71

* Energy XXI Gulf Coast announces second quarter 2017 financial and operational results

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UPDATE 2-Oil prices drop to 2-week lows as oversupply concerns linger

* Market watches tensions between U.S., North Korea -analysts (Adds detail, updates prices)

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BRIEF-Cathedral Energy Qtrly diluted FFO per share $0.03

* Qtrly net earnings from continuing operations per share $ 0.00 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Questerre Energy reports Q2 revenue of C$4.18 million

* Qtrly adjusted funds flow from operations $880,000 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Eagle Energy Inc reports Q2 FFO of $0.10 per share

* Eagle Energy Inc announces second quarter 2017 results, succession plan and cost reduction initiatives

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BRIEF-Ranger Energy prices public offering of 5.86 mln Class A shares at $14.50 per share

* Ranger energy services, inc. Prices initial public offering

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Oil prices flat as oversupply concerns linger

SEOUL (Reuters) - Oil prices were little changed in early Asian trading on Friday after retreating in the previous session, weighed by ongoing global glut concerns despite a bigger-than-expected draw in U.S. crude inventories.

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BRIEF-Breitburn Energy Partners says bankruptcy court enters order authorizing debtors to enter into swap agreements with certain dip lenders​

* Breitburn Energy Partners - ‍on Aug 9, bankruptcy court entered order authorizing debtors to enter into swap agreements with certain of dip lenders​

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BRIEF-Kenon's subsidiary OPC Energy prices initial public offering

* OPC Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of Kenon, prices initial public offering

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BRIEF-Serinus Energy Inc qtrly net income from continuing operations per share, basic and diluted $0.00

* Serinus Energy Inc says during Q2 2017, production from Tunisia averaged 329 boe/d, a decrease from 1,206 boe/d in Q2 2016

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BRIEF-Chinook Energy reports Q2 results

* Chinook Energy Inc says production during Q2 of 2017 averaged 3,638 boe/d, an increase of 3.5% from previous quarter

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BRIEF-Total Energy Services Inc qtrly ‍net loss attributable to shareholders $0.26​

* Total Energy Services Inc qtrly ‍net loss attributable to shareholders $0.26​

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UPDATE 2-Credit Suisse limits Venezuela trading on reputation concerns: memo

CARACAS, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group has barred transactions involving certain Venezuelan bonds and is requiring that business with Venezuela's government and related agencies undergo a reputation risk review, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street falls as investors flee risk on N. Korea concerns

* Indexes down: Dow 0.74 pct, S&P 1.23 pct, Nasdaq 1.84 pct (Updates to late afternoon, changes byline, adds commentary)

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Trump appoints Chatterjee to chair energy commission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump had appointed Neil Chatterjee as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Jagged Peak Energy announces appointment of COO

* Jagged Peak Energy Inc. announces appointment of chief operating officer

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UPDATE 3-Macy's, Kohl's sales declines raise turnaround concerns

Aug 10 (Reuters) - Shares of department store chains Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp tumbled on Thursday as the companies reported a drop in quarterly same-store sales, stoking concerns that their turnaround may still be a long way off.

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BRIEF-Contura Energy files to withdraw IPO plans

* Contura Energy Inc files to withdraw IPO plans - SEC filing

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BRIEF-FPX receives ‍permit approval from British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for drilling

* FPX Nickel Corp - Permit approval has been granted by British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for drilling on Co's flagship Decar Nickel project​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Essential Energy Services posts qtrly loss of $0.04 per share

* Essential Energy Services announces second quarter financial results and revised capital spending forecast

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Cuba says investigating 'incidents' concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations by the United States that unspecified "incidents" caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, after two Washington-based Cuban diplomats were expelled.

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BRIEF-Strad Energy Services Q2 ‍net loss per share $0.04​​

* Strad Energy Services Ltd qtrly ‍revenue of $28.5 million increased 197% compared to $9.6 million for same period in 2016​

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BRIEF-Great Plains Energy Q2 loss per share $0.10

* Q2 earnings per share view $0.47 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-Jagged Peak Energy Q2 non-GAAP earnings per share $0.05

* Jagged Peak Energy Inc announces second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Canacol Energy enters into Sabanas Gas flowline agreement

* Canacol Energy Ltd enters into Sabanas Gas flowline agreement

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BRIEF-Profire Energy Q2 earnings per share $0.03

* Profire Energy reports financial results for second fiscal quarter fiscal 2017

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BRIEF-Changfeng says its unit and EDF China awarded concession rights for integrated smart energy project

* On Aug 8, co's unit,‍ EDF (China) Holding Ltd jointly awarded concession rights for integrated smart energy project

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BRIEF-Step Energy Services reports Q2 earnings of $0.04/shr

* Step Energy Services Ltd. reports second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Obsidian Energy reports Q2 FFO of $0.09/shr

* Obsidian Energy announces second quarter 2017 financial and operational results

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BRIEF-Southcross Energy reports Q2 loss of $0.20/common unit

* Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. reports second quarter results

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Pakistan's skydiving PM seen soothing military, energy fears

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Family links to Pakistan's powerful military and a cabinet stint championing the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will probably help new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi navigate thorny relations with the army and curb rolling blackouts.

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BRIEF-Vaalco Energy Q2 earnings per share $0.04 from continuing operations

* Produced an average of 4,363 barrels of oil per day (bopd) in q2 of 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-NuVista Energy reports Q2 earnings per share c$0.15

* NuVista Energy Ltd announces second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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BRIEF-Consumers Energy names Leeroy Wells Jr as vice president of operations support

* Consumers Energy names Leeroy Wells Jr. as vice president of operations support Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CenterPoint Energy files to offer $500 mln aggregate principal amount of 2.50% senior notes due 2022

* CenterPoint Energy Inc files to offer $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.50% senior notes due 2022 - SEC filing‍​

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BRIEF-Kenon provides updates on its unit OPC Energy's IPO

* Kenon provides updates on its subsidiary OPC Energy Ltd's initial public offering

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BRIEF-Uber plans to wind down U.S. car-leasing business - WSJ, citing sources

* Uber plans to wind down U.S. car-leasing business - WSJ, citing sources

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BRIEF-Noble Energy files prospectus supplement related to potential two-part notes offering

* Noble Energy files prospectus supplement related to potential two-part notes offering, due 2028 and due 2047 - SEC filing

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Siemens Gamesa installs Asia's tallest wind turbines

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Wind power group Siemens Gamesa has installed Asia's tallest wind turbines, with a total height of 210 meters (230 yards), in Thailand, it said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Ensign Energy Q2 loss per share C$0.22

* Ensign energy services inc. Reports 2017 second quarter results

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BRIEF-Tallgrass Energy Partners acquires Powder River Oil Gathering System

* Tallgrass energy partners acquires Powder River Oil Gathering System, continues to expand service offerings in the basin

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Critic's Notebook: Why Would You Go to a Phish Concert, Let Alone 13? I Found Out

The band’s “Baker’s Dozen” residency at Madison Square Garden offered fans something that can’t be bought or sold: spirit.

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Czech pig farm to quit WW2 Roma concentration camp site

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government has persuaded an agricultural firm to sell a pig farm partly covering the site of a World War Two Nazi concentration camp where most of the victims were Roma.

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BRIEF-Boralex announces commercial commissioning of Voie des Monts, Mont de Bagny wind power projects

* Announces commercial commissioning of Voie des Monts, Mont de Bagny wind power projects located in Aisne department and Nord department, France

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Miners, energy stocks give European shares another leg up

LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Basic resources and energy stocks helped European benchmarks build on the previous week's robust gains on Monday, as commodity prices climbed.

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British government launches review to cut long-term energy costs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business on Sunday, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial competitiveness.

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US finalizes deal for new Air Force One jets once destined for Russian airliner

The US Air Force announced Friday that it has finalized a deal to purchase two already-built aircraft from Boeing to serve as the next generation of Air Force One, flying future presidents around the world for decades to come.

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German techno band faces charges for Crimea concert: Ukraine envoy

BERLIN (Reuters) - German techno band Scooter faces significant legal consequences for performing at a festival in the Crimea region of Ukraine that was annexed by Russia in 2014, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said an interview published Saturday.

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U.S. Army halts use of Chinese-made drones over cyber concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has ordered its members to stop using drones made by Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd because of "cyber vulnerabilities" in the products.

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Economic View: The Transformation of the ‘American Dream’

It wasn’t originally about owning a beautiful home and a roaring business. It meant freedom, mutual respect and equality of opportunity.

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BRIEF-Abercrombie & Fitch to roll out its new A&F store concept

* Abercrombie & Fitch continues roll out of its new store concept

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BRIEF-Vistra Energy reports Q2 loss per share ‍$0.06

* Vistra Energy reports second quarter 2017 results and reaffirms 2017 guidance

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BRIEF-Gran Tierra Energy provides operations update

* Gran Tierra Energy Inc provides operations update highlighted by progress with costayaco a-limestone, putumayo exploration success and acordionero development Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Gran Tierra Energy Q2 loss per share $0.02

* Gran Tierra Energy Inc announces second quarter 2017 results highlighted by strong financial performance, 22 pct increase in production and continued success in putumayo and middle magdalena basins

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BRIEF-PHX Energy Q2 loss per share $0.18

* Qtrly consolidated revenue of $53.8 million, more than double $26.4 million generated in respective 2016-period

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Critics of Wisconsin's proposed Foxconn plant voice concerns

MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin's proposed $3 billion incentive package for a new LCD screen plant by Taiwan's Foxconn is in danger of being pushed through the state's Republican-controlled legislature too quickly, Democratic critics said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Black Mountain Sand announces multi-year supply contract with Diamondback Energy

* Black Mountain Sand LLC announces multi-year supply contract with Diamondback Energy Inc

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BRIEF-Dominion Energy says acquired 2 ‍solar generating facilities​

* Dominion Energy acquires, plans to acquire four North Carolina solar energy projects

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BRIEF-Seven Generations Energy Q2 FFO up 36%

* Seven generations Q2 funds from operations up 36% to $268.1 million, or 73 cents per share

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BRIEF-NGL Energy Partners LP posts qtrly loss of $0.61 per common unit

* Says net loss for Q1 of fiscal 2018 was $63.7 million, compared to net income for Q1 of fiscal 2017 of $182.8 million

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BRIEF-OGE Energy qtrly‍ reported earnings of $0.52 per diluted share

* OGE Energy Corp - qtrly ‍ reported earnings of $0.52 per diluted share - sec filing​

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Rosneft CEO: U.S. sanctions will backfire, hurt U.S. energy majors

NIZHNEBUREISKY, Russia, Aug 3 (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia will have negative consequences for the United States and backfire on U.S. energy majors, Igor Sechin, chief executive officer of Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft , said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Genesis Energy to buy Tronox's alkali business for $1.3 bln

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Genesis Energy LP said it will buy Tronox Ltd's alkali business, the world's largest producer of natural soda ash, for about $1.33 billion in cash to expand into the chemicals sector.

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BRIEF-Delphi Energy reports Q2 revenue C$20.2 mln

* Produced an average of 9,420 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("boe/d") for Q2

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Genesis Energy to buy Tronox's alkali business for $1.3 bln

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Genesis Energy said it will buy Tronox Ltd's alkali chemicals business, the world's largest producer of natural soda ash, for about 1.33 billion in cash.

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BRIEF-Genesis Energy posts Q2 net income of $0.28 per unit

* Qtrly net income attributable to Genesis Energy LP, $0.28 per unit

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BRIEF-Genesis Energy says to buy Tronox Ltd's alkali business for about $1.3 bln

* Genesis energy L.P. enters into agreement to acquire Tronox Limited's alkali business

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BRIEF-Source Energy reports quarterly sand revenue of $50.6 mln

* Source energy services reports strong second quarter results

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BRIEF-Eco-Stim Energy Solutions reports private placement

* As part of offering, co to issue an aggregate of about 19.6 million shares of its common stock for $1.43 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CWC Energy Services Q2 loss per share $0.01

* CWC Energy Services Corp. announces second quarter 2017 operational and financial results

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UPDATE 1-Home Capital posts second-quarter loss, says concerns about future resolved

TORONTO, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Home Capital Group on Wednesday reported a bigger-than expected second-quarter loss but said issues that had raised uncertainty about its ability to continue as a going concern had been resolved.

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BRIEF-Mid-Con Energy Partners Q2 loss per share $0.52

* Mid-Con Energy Partners, Lp announces second quarter 2017 operating and financial results

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BRIEF-Allete Clean Energy announces $80 mln turbine refurbishment initiative

* Allete Clean Energy announces $80 million turbine refurbishment initiative

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Trump weighs Energy Secretary Perry to run Homeland Security: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump may tap U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who took over as the president's chief of staff in the White House this week, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.

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China energy regulator raises targets for curbing coal-fired power

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's energy regulator on Monday said it was raising its targets for curbing coal-fired power capacity over the next few years, as the world's No.2 economy continues its drive against pollution.

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BRIEF-Kosmos Energy announces intention to pursue secondary listing on LSE

* Kosmos Energy announces intention to pursue secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange

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Goldman, Tennenbaum buy Singapore-based solar power company Coenergy

SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - U.S.-private equity funds Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC (TCP) and Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) have bought solar energy company Coenergy Asia & ME Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries, Coenergy said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Blackbird Energy reports management changes

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UPDATE 2-Devon Energy trims full-year spending; shrs dip

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Devon Energy Corp trimmed its full-year exploration spending by $100 million, joining a growing list of U.S. shale producers who have cut their budgets for the year.

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TREASURIES-Yields fall as weak auto sales raise growth concerns

(Recasts with auto sales; Adds quotes, data, updates prices) * Weak auto sales sends yields tumbling * Treasury to announce refunding schedule on Wednesday * Friday's employment report in focus By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury yields fell on Tuesday as weak auto sales raised concerns about slow economic growth, before Friday’s highly anticipated employment report for July. U.S. carmakers said on Tuesday they continued to slash low-margin sales

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Vivendi amends plan to settle regulatory concerns in Italy, watchdog says

MILAN (Reuters) - Vivendi has proposed amendments to how it plans to remove its position of significant influence at Italian broadcaster Mediaset, Italy's communications watchdog AGCOM said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Tobii and Microsoft collaborate to bring eye tracking support in Windows 10

* Tobii and Microsoft collaborate to bring eye tracking support in Windows 10 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-DTE Energy seeks to build natural gas plant in Michigan

* Filed certificate of necessity with Michigan Public Service Commission to build natural gas-fired power plant in Michigan

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The energy patch: where rights offerings are 'sexy' again

WILMINGTON, Del./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Energy businesses that are trying to exit bankruptcy are finding a savior in some of their own creditors, which have been scooping up newly issued stock from the companies at hefty discounts.

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Japan to start work on revising basic energy policy next week

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo will begin discussions on a revision of Japan's basic energy plan next week, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said, although he expects no change in the basic structure of energy policy established in 2014.

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European oil majors seek to harness U.S. offshore wind

LONDON (Reuters) - Some European oil majors have made inroads into the emerging U.S. offshore wind energy market, aiming to leverage their experience of deepwater development and the crowded offshore wind arena at home.

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Photos of Earth from a window seat

Globetrotting for business might sound exciting, but the reality is a lot of time spent staring out of plane windows.

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UPDATE 2-India raises concerns around Chinese firm Fosun's takeover of Gland-source

* Fosun says closing date of deal extended to Sept. 26 (Adds Fosun chairman's statement in par 5)

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Connecticut lawmakers approve labor pact with pension concessions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Connecticut lawmakers narrowly approved a new labor contract with public employees on Monday that is expected to save the state at least $1.2 billion - largely through pension concessions - and could clear the way for lawmakers to agree on a past due budget.

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BRIEF-Concentrix closes acquisition of Tigerspike

* Concentrix closes acquisition of Tigerspike Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Long road back for Russia after Task Force voices concerns

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's athletics federation still has a long road to navigate if it is to overturn its ban after the head of the IAAF’s Task Force reported on Monday that several criteria for reinstatement remained unmet.

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Icahn's biofuel bet faces significant headwinds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's multimillion-dollar bet against U.S. biofuel prices is looking increasingly risky in the wake of a Friday court ruling that will likely boost the cost of complying with the program.

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BRIEF-Holly Energy Partners LP says ‍on July 27 entered into a third amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing​

* Holly Energy Partners LP- ‍on July 27 Holly Energy Partners L.P. entered into a third amended and restated credit greement - SEC filing​

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BRIEF-Jana Partners, in a letter to EQT, "to continue to oppose Rice Energy transaction​"

* Jana Partners LLC, in a letter to EQT, says intends to continue to oppose Rice Energy transaction​ - SEC filing

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, lifted by banks, energy stocks

TORONTO, July 31 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Monday, as shares of major banks and energy companies perked up with higher bond yields and as oil prices headed for their strongest month this year.

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J&J arthritis drug sirukumab raises safety concerns: FDA staff

(Reuters) - Staff reviewers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted on Monday that there was a trend of increased death with Johnson & Johnson's experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab compared with placebo.

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BRIEF-Quanta Services says selected by American Electric Power for Wind Catcher Generation tie line

* Quanta Services selected by American Electric Power for the Wind Catcher Generation tie line

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Myanmar detains another journalist amid press freedom concerns

YANGON (Reuters) - Police in Myanmar said on Monday they had detained one of the country's best known journalists, months after a social media clash with firebrand Buddhist monk Wirathu, as concerns rise over freedom of expression.

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Ford to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said Friday it will pay to repair police versions of its Ford Explorer SUVs to correct possible carbon monoxide leaks that may be linked to crashes and injuries after U.S. regulators escalated an investigation into 1.33 million vehicles.

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UPDATE 1-Ford to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concerns

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said Friday it will pay to repair police versions of its Ford Explorer SUVs to correct possible carbon monoxide leaks that may be linked to crashes and injuries after U.S. regulators escalated an investigation into 1.33 million vehicles.

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BRIEF-Ford Motor offers to repair police vehicles to respond to carbon monoxide concerns

* Ford Motor offers to repair police vehicles to respond to carbon monoxide concerns

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Chaos in DC, concern in Eastern Europe

US Vice President Mike Pence travels to Eastern Europe on Sunday to meet with important US allies.

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Senior Iraqi Kurd seeks to allay concerns on independence bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iraqi Kurdish leader sought on Friday to allay concerns an independence referendum would hurt the fight against Islamic State, after the U.S. State Department said the planned vote would distract from "more urgent priorities" like the defeat of the militant group.

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BRIEF-Tsakos Energy Navigation files for mixed shelf of upto $500 mln - SEC Filing

* Files for mixed shelf of upto $500 million - SEC Filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2h9yXnM] Further company coverage:

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy and financial shares retreat

* TSX closes down 62.71 points, or 0.41 percent, at 15,128.65

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BRIEF-Enbridge Energy Partners says entered 2nd amendment to credit agreement

* Enbridge Energy Partners Lp - on july 25, 2017, co entered second amendment to credit agreement, dated as of july 25, 2017, with Enbridge (U.S.) Inc

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McCain, once belittled by Trump, hands him big defeat in healthcare vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, it was a simple hand gesture - Senator John McCain pointing his right index finger in a downward motion to register a no vote - that ruined his party's seven-year effort to repeal Obamacare.

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McCain, once belittled by Trump, hands him big defeat in U.S. healthcare vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, it was a simple hand gesture - Senator John McCain pointing his right index finger in a downward motion to register a no vote - that ruined his party's seven-year effort to repeal Obamacare.

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The word that once existed in Washington: compromise

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REFILE-U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows

WASHINGTON/LONDON July 28 (Reuters) - U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump's administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working.

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Germany said concerned by China's unwillingness to discuss Nobel laureate's widow

BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany is deeply concerned about China's apparent unwillingness to discuss removing restrictions against the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, an embassy source said on Friday, two weeks after the activist died of cancer in custody.

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U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump's administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working.

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Nikkei falls on tech share slump, concerns over Abe administration

* Chip equipment makers contribute to hefty declines in Nikkei

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Brazilian renewable energy firm Omega's IPO prices at 15.6 reais

BRASILIA, July 27 (Reuters) - An initial public offering by Brazil's Omega Geração SA, a renewable energy firm, priced at 15.6 reais ($4.95) a share on Thursday, according to data provided by the Brazilian Securities & Exchange Commission.

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BRIEF-Forum Energy Technologies announces Q2 loss per share $0.81

* Forum Energy Technologies announces second quarter 2017 results

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BRIEF-Basic Energy Services reports Q2 loss per share $0.92

* Q2 revenue $213.3 million versus I/B/E/S view $219.7 million

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Senators concerned Icahn is influencing regulators on AIG

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent U.S. Democratic senators are raising questions about President Donald Trump's special adviser, Carl Icahn, asking in a letter on Thursday if the activist investor is attempting to persuade the government to lift its "too big to fail" tag from insurer American International Group.

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UPDATE 1-Li Ka-shing's CKI to buy German energy metering firm Ista

July 27 (Reuters) - A consortium led by Hong Kong's CK Infrastructure said on Thursday it would buy German metering and energy management group Ista in a deal valued at up to 4.5 billion euros ($5.25 billion).

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Hong Kong's CKI to buy German energy management group Ista

July 27 (Reuters) - A consortium led by Hong Kong's CK Infrastructure said on Thursday it would buy German metering and energy management group Ista for a value of up to 4.5 billion euros ($5.25 billion).

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BRIEF-Crescent point energy Q2 FFO $0.77

* Crescent Point announces strong Q2 2017 results and upwardly revised 2017 guidance

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BRIEF-Ict group and Cisco enter into partnership for digital transformation​

* ‍ICT GROUP AND CISCO ENTER INTO PARTNERSHIP FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION​ Source Text For Eikon: Further Company Coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom:)

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BRIEF-Western Energy Services reports Q2 loss per share $0.23

* Western Energy Services Corp. releases second quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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UPDATE 1-Suncor Energy reports second-quarter profit, ups capital budget

CALGARY, Alberta, July 26 (Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc , Canada's second-largest oil and gas producer, reported a second-quarter profit on Wednesday due to stronger crude oil prices and increased production from some upstream assets and refining operations.

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Suncor Energy reports second-quarter profit

CALGARY, Alberta, July 26 (Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc , Canada's second-largest oil and gas producer, reported a second-quarter profit on Wednesday as a result of stronger crude oil prices and increased production from its upstream assets and refining operations.

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BRIEF-Suncor Energy reports Q2 FFO per share C$0.98

* Qtrly refining and marketing (R&M) crude throughput improved to 435,500 bbls/d from 400,200 bbls/d in prior year quarter

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BRIEF-Astellas announces wind-down of Agensys research operations

* Astellas announces wind-down of Agensys research operations

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U.N.'s Guterres concerned about risk of escalating violence in Jerusalem

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he is concerned about the risk of violence escalating in the Old City of Jerusalem, where recent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have been the bloodiest in years.