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Aunts of 13 captive siblings reveal decades of concerns

For decades, Elizabeth Flores begged to see her nieces and nephews. Even Skype would do.

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EU lawmakers back more ambitious renewables, energy saving goals

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states.

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France plans to accelerate wind power projects

* GRAPHIC-Europe's wind power capacity: http://tmsnrt.rs/2zPjhiw

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A window inside Trump's morning 'executive time'

President Donald Trump rises around 5:30 a.m. and begins making his first calls to aides and lawmakers as early as 6. He's dressed in his signature dark suit by 8 a.m. at the latest, White House sources told CNN, and although he doesn't drink coffee, his proclivity for Diet Coke is widely known.

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BRIEF-OGE Energy Says Asked Commission To Review Request To Recover Investment In Mustang Energy Center

* OGE ENERGY CORP - UNIT ASKED OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION TO REVIEW CO'S REQUEST TO RECOVER ABOUT $390 MILLION INVESTMENT IN MUSTANG ENERGY CENTER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Kazakhstan oil output to rise 1 pct in 2018 to 87 mln T - energy ministry

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will increase its oil and gas concentrate production in 2018 by 1 percent to 87 million tonnes, compared to 86.2 million tonnes the previous year, its energy ministry told Reuters on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-USA Compression Partners To Buy Compression Business From Energy Transfer Partners

* USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS TO ACQUIRE COMPRESSION BUSINESS FROM ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS

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BRIEF-Daqo New Energy Appoints Longgen Zhang As CEO

* DAQO NEW ENERGY APPOINTS LONGGEN ZHANG AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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BRIEF-Obsidian Energy reports FY 2017 production of 31,700 BOE/D

* OBSIDIAN ENERGY ANNOUNCES FULL YEAR 2017 PRODUCTION ABOVE GUIDANCE & PROVIDES OPERATIONAL UPDATE

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BRIEF-Razor Energy Corp Announces Increased Term Loan Facility

* RAZOR ENERGY CORP. ANNOUNCES CONSOLIDATION ACQUISITION IN THE KAYBOB AREA OF WEST CENTRAL ALBERTA AND INCREASED TERM LOAN FACILITY

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BRIEF-Vermilion Energy Announces Acquisition Of Oil Assets In Southeast Saskatchewan And Southwest Manitoba

* VERMILION ENERGY INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF OIL ASSETS IN SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN AND SOUTHWEST MANITOBA

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Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegation: 'I was surprised and concerned'

"Master of None" star Aziz Ansari has responded to an allegation of sexual assault by a woman he went out on a date with in the fall.

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Airbus A380, Once the Future of Aviation, May Cease Production

The world’s largest passenger aircraft may no longer be manufactured if its only major customer, Emirates, does not order any more.

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BRIEF-Spark Energy Announces Buyout Of Verde Earnout Obligations

* SPARK ENERGY- CO, VERDE ENERGY USA TO TERMINATE EARNOUT PROVISIONS OF PURCHASE.SALE DEAL IN WHICH CO ACQUIRED VERDE'S OPERATING UNITS IN JULY 2017​

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BRIEF-Alliant Energy Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

* ORATION DECLARES QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND; ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

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BRIEF-‍SPI Energy Establishes Blockchain-Based Infrastructure Application Division​

* ‍SPI ENERGY CO., LTD. ESTABLISHES BLOCKCHAIN-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATION DIVISION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tamarack Valley Energy Announces 2018 Guidance And Q4 Results

* TAMARACK VALLEY ENERGY LTD. ANNOUNCES 2018 GUIDANCE, OPERATIONAL UPDATE AND RECORD FOURTH QUARTER 2017 PRODUCTION

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Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

(Paragraph 6 of this JAN. 12 story has been corrected after HSBC said the Andurand Commodities Fund gained 2.2 pct in 2017, instead of losing 4.47 pct)

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

HOUSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he had closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund after health and financial upsets, the latest oil-focused fund to report setbacks.

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Chile Slams World Bank Amid Charges of Political Bias

Chile’s left-leaning government demands an investigation after a World Bank economist says the nation’s drop in a business survey was politically motivated.

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'Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for five missing people as the death toll rose to 18 from mudslides in Southern California that damaged hundreds of buildings and caked highways with sludge.

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BRIEF-Surge Energy Announces Pricing Of $700 Mln Of Its 7.5 Pct Senior Notes

* SURGE ENERGY ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $700.0 MILLION OF ITS 7.500% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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'Window closing' as search expands for missing in California mudslide

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for at least five people missing after deadly mudslides in southern California that killed at least 17 people, caked highways with sludge and damaged hundreds of buildings.

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UPDATE 1-Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

HOUSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he had closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund after health and financial upsets, the latest oil-focused fund to report setbacks.

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BRIEF-WEC Energy Group Increases Number Of Directors On Its Board To 14

* WEC ENERGY GROUP INC - ON JAN 10, 2018, BOARD INCREASED NUMBER OF DIRECTORS CONSTITUTING THE BOARD FROM 13 TO 14 Source text : [http://bit.ly/2qXSfl4] Further company coverage:

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Legendary investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund amid setbacks

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he has closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund amid health and financial setbacks.

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BRIEF-Primeline Energy Holdings Granted Interim Injunction Against CNOOC and CCL

* PRIMELINE ENERGY HOLDINGS - GRANTED INTERIM INJUNCTION RELATED TO ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS ENGAGED IN AGAINST CHINA NATIONAL OFFSHORE OIL & CNOOC CHINA LTD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Japan conveys concern over Rohingya to Myanmar's Suu Kyi-Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono conveyed serious concern over Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in a meeting on Friday in the capital Naypyidaw, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.

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Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

MONTREAL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative.

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BRIEF-EV Energy Partners Announces Listing Transfer To Nasdaq Capital Market

* EV ENERGY PARTNERS ANNOUNCES LISTING TRANSFER TO NASDAQ CAPITAL MARKET

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Brent hits $70/bbl before retreating; equities rise with energy

* Brent oil hits $70/bbl during session, highest since Nov 2014 (Updates with U.S. markets' closing levels)

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Berkshire energy unit names CEO to replace potential Buffett successor

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's energy unit on Thursday named William Fehrman as its new chief executive to replace Gregory Abel, who was promoted a day earlier to oversee more Berkshire units, and potentially succeed Warren Buffett.

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Once an ISIS Recruiter, She Now Wants Out

A woman who left France and became a prominent propagandist and recruiter for the Islamic State has asked her family, friends and country for a pardon. This is how she went from a Paris suburb to the Syrian battlefield.

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Wall Street higher on gains in energy, industrial stocks

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as a jump in oil prices lifted energy stocks to their best day in more than a week and upbeat forecast from No. 2 U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines boosted other airline stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall St higher on gains in energy, industrial stocks

* U.S. crude jumps above $64/barrel, tagging along energy stocks

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Wall Street climbs on gains in energy stocks

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday with a broad-based rally across sectors as speculation over China halting U.S. bond purchases eased and investors focused on quarterly earnings reports and higher oil prices.

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Trump once again brings up Hillary Clinton

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning kept up his attacks on 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton, more than 14 months after his victory over her.

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METALS-Shanghai nickel hits 2-month high on tight stocks, output concerns

(Adds Shanghai closing prices, updates London prices) BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Nickel prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) climbed by more than 1 percent to their highest in two months on Thursday, as concerns over low stock levels and production outages lent support to the market. "Nickel cathode in the warehouses is very tight... so there is some possibility to squeeze selling positions," said Xu Aidong, chief nickel analyst, Antaike. Deliverable ShFE nickel warehous

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METALS-Shanghai nickel jumps on tight stocks, output concerns

(Adds comment, details on Philippine outages, updates prices) BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Nickel prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) climbed as much as 1 percent to their highest in two months on Thursday, tracking a rise in London a day earlier, as concerns over low stock levels and production outages lent support to the market. "Nickel cathode in the warehouses is very tight... so there is some possibility to squeeze [broker'] selling positions," said Xu Aidong, chief nicke

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METALS-Shanghai nickel touches highest since November on output concerns

BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Nickel prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) climbed as much as 1 percent to their highest in almost two months on Thursday, tracking a rise in London a day earlier, as concerns over production outages lent support to the market. FUNDAMENTALS * SHFE NICKEL: The most traded Shanghai nickel was up 0.8 percent at 101,110 yuan ($15,529) a tonne at 0212 GMT, having earlier touched 102,380 yuan a tonne, its highest since Nov. 9. * LME NICKE

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Asian shares step back from New Year rally as trade concerns resurface

TOKYO (Reuters) - The New Year rally in Asian shares ran out of steam on Thursday as concerns about the U.S. administration's protectionist stance hit Wall Street while U.S. bonds were dented by speculation China may curtail buying.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares step back from New Year rally as trade concerns resurface

* Report China mulls reducing buying in U.S. bonds rattle markets

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German Idea to Fight Anti-Semitism: Make Immigrants Tour Concentration Camps

Jewish advocacy groups welcomed an idea to make such tours mandatory for immigrants to Germany. But some experts called the idea simplistic.

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BRIEF-IGT Secures Multiple-Product Systems Agreement With Nisqually Red Wind Casino

* IGT SECURES MULTIPLE-PRODUCT SYSTEMS AGREEMENT WITH NISQUALLY RED WIND CASINO

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Wall Street falls on China, NAFTA concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's major stock indexes pared earlier losses on Wednesday while U.S. Treasury yields fell from their peak as investor skepticism grew about a report that China would slow purchases of U.S. government bonds.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street falls on China, NAFTA concerns

* Bond yields pull back from peaks reached after China report

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BRIEF-Patterson-UTI Energy Prices $525 Mln Senior Notes Offering

* PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $525 MILLION OFFERING OF 3.95% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. concerned by Iran crackdown, 'will not remain silent': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by reports that Iran has imprisoned thousands of its citizens and tortured or killed some of them in detention, the White House said on Wednesday.

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Republicans control Virginia House after concession, court ruling

(Reuters) - Republicans took narrow control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday after a Democrat conceded in a race decided by a tie-breaker and a federal appeals court refused to keep the winner of another disputed contest from being seated.

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Democrat concedes in Virginia race after losing lottery drawing

(Reuters) - A Virginia Democrat who lost a tied race for the state House of Delegates in a lottery-style drawing conceded on Wednesday but said she would run again in 2019.

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BRIEF-Tsakos Energy Navigation Announces The Sale And Leaseback Of Two Suezmax Tankers

* TSAKOS ENERGY NAVIGATION ANNOUNCES THE SALE AND LEASEBACK OF TWO SUEZMAX TANKERS

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BRIEF-Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Reports 10.49 Pct Passive Stake In Energy XXI Gulf Coast

* HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 10.49 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ENERGY XXI GULF COAST AS ON DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FlmUMf) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CGX Energy announces resignation of Chief Executive Dewi Jones

* SAYS ‍IT HAS ACCEPTED MR. DEWI JONES' RESIGNATION AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF COMPANY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 8, 2018​

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BRIEF-Transglobe Energy says ‍Randy Neely promoted to president, Edward Ok appointed CFO​

* TRANSGLOBE ENERGY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT PROMOTIONS

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Fusion GPS founder testified Trump associate went to FBI over Russia concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An associate of Donald Trump expressed concerns to the FBI about contacts between Russia and Trump's presidential election campaign team, helping to trigger the probe into possible collusion, according to closed-door testimony made public on Tuesday by a senior Democrat.

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Icahn demands shake-up at U.S. shale producer SandRidge Energy

(Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's biggest shareholder, Carl Icahn, called on Tuesday for the replacement of two directors and the removal of a poison pill barring individual shareholders from accumulating more than 10 percent of the U.S. shale producer's stock.

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UPDATE 3-Icahn demands shake-up at U.S. shale producer SandRidge Energy

Jan 9 (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's biggest shareholder, Carl Icahn, called on Tuesday for the replacement of two directors and the removal of a poison pill barring individual shareholders from accumulating more than 10 percent of the U.S. shale producer's stock.

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BRIEF-SM Energy Announces Agreement To Sell 112,200 Acre Leasehold In The Powder River Basin For $500 Million

* PRESS RELEASE - SM ENERGY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL 112,200 ACRE LEASEHOLD IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN FOR $500 MILLION

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steady as energy stocks gain, materials fall

TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended flat on Tuesday, as shares of energy and marijuana producers rose and a real estate trust surged on a buyout offer, balancing a dip in the materials group which was pressured by a drop in gold prices.

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Fusion co-founder says the man behind Trump dossier went to FBI with concerns of a national security threat

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the author of the opposition research dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia was acting on his own volition when he went to the FBI because he was concerned that a presidential candidate was being blackmailed, according to an initial CNN review of the 312-page document.

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BRIEF-Nustar Energy LP Announces Open Season For Expansion Of Co’s Permian Crude System

* NUSTAR ENERGY LP SAYS OPEN SEASON COMMENCES ON JANUARY 9, 2018 AT NOON CST AND WILL EXTEND FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX near flat as energy shares rise, gold miners slip

TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index seesawed on Monday as higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while the materials group was pressured by a drop in gold prices.

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Energy group Ineos to challenge Scotland's ban on fracking

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Energy group Ineos is seeking a judicial review of the Scottish government's ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland, known as "fracking".

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BRIEF-Azure Power - Won 200 Megawatt Solar Power Project Through Auction Conducted By Solar Energy Corp Of India

* AZURE POWER - WON 200 MEGAWATT SOLAR POWER PROJECT THROUGH AUCTION CONDUCTED BY SOLAR ENERGY CORPORATION OF INDIA

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East China Sea oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Strong winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship.

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BRIEF-Nine Energy Service Inc Sees IPO Of Up To 7 Mln Shares

* NINE ENERGY SERVICE INC SEES IPO OF UP TO 7.0 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $20.00 AND $23.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

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Iranian oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lashing winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship.

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BRIEF-Blackbird Energy says capital obligations in first half of 2018 will be limited​

* BLACKBIRD ENERGY INC SAYS ‍CAPITAL OBLIGATIONS IN FIRST HALF OF 2018 WILL BE LIMITED​

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EU raises concerns with Myanmar's Suu Kyi over detention of Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union's envoy to Myanmar has raised concerns about the arrest of two Reuters journalists in a letter to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, describing the situation as "serious intimidation" and calling for their immediate release.

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Fund managers say bitcoin ETF proposals withdrawn due to SEC concern

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two U.S. companies shelved proposals to launch bitcoin exchange-traded funds, citing ongoing concerns by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), filings showed on Monday.

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GOPers who once criticized Trump have learned to work with him

In fewer than two years, Sen. Lindsey Graham has turned from a political rival who called Donald Trump a "jackass" and a "political car wreck" to a semi-regular golf partner of the now-President and a close ally on some of the biggest issues facing the country.

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U.S. energy regulator rejects plan to aid coal, nuclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. power grid regulator on Monday rejected a directive by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up aging coal and nuclear power plants, but said it had embarked on a new plan to determine whether the power grid is reliable.

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Toyota unveils self-driving concept vehicle for rides, deliveries

LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp announced on Monday a self-driving electric concept vehicle that it will tailor for companies to use for tasks like ride hailing and package delivery, underscoring how automakers are no longer simply building cars but also providing services to go with them.

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BRIEF-Daqo New Energy Announces Departure Of CEO

* DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP - ‍GONGDA YAO WILL STEP DOWN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER​

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Foxconn worker in China dies after jumping from window - China Labour Watch

BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A worker at a factory in China operated by iPhone maker Foxconn died on Saturday after jumping from a window, according to a statement from China Labour Watch, a U.S.-based activist organisation, which cited information from employees.

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BRIEF-US Energy Says Co Entered Common Stock Sales Agreement With Northland Securities

* US ENERGY CORP - ‍ON JAN. 5, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT WITH NORTHLAND SECURITIES, INC - SEC FILING​

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BRIEF-Hallador Energy Reports Additional 2018, 2019 Coal Sales Contracts

* HALLADOR ENERGY COMPANY REPORTS ADDITIONAL 2018 AND 2019 COAL SALES CONTRACTS

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BRIEF-Eversource Energy Files Preliminary Prospectus Supplement Related To A Potential Two-Part Senior Notes Offering

* EVERSOURCE ENERGY FILES PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT RELATED TO A POTENTIAL TWO-PART SENIOR NOTES OFFERING OF UP TO $650 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Ed0k7d) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

* Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest U.S. East Coast refiner, cut rates due to the severe weather.

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.89 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.89 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm in the U.S. Northeast brought plunging temperatures on Friday, driving regional natural gas prices to all-time highs, disrupting refinery operations and causing electrical outages.

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Much of eastern Canada pummeled by deep cold, heavy winds

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Large parts of eastern Canada grappled with extreme weather on Friday as temperatures plunged to record lows in Toronto, while heavy winds downed power lines, contributing to power outages affecting more than 85,000 customers in Nova Scotia.

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METALS-Zinc prices hit highest in over a decade on supply concerns

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Adds official midday prices, details)

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Can't please everyone: Trump energy policy riles competing sectors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation's energy industry.

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BRIEF-Centerpoint Energy Announces Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

* CENTERPOINT ENERGY ANNOUNCES FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN

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BRIEF-Scana Says If Merger Terminated Co Required To Pay Dominion Energy Termination Fee Of $240 Mln

* SCANA SAYS IF MERGER TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES CO REQUIRED TO PAY DOMINION ENERGY TERMINATION FEE OF $240 MILLION - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Sempra Energy prices 23.4 mln shares of its common stock at $107 per share​

* ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERINGS OF COMMON STOCK AND MANDATORY CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK

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UPDATE 4-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 3-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday she opposed the possible nomination of Manhattan's interim top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over his independence from President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 2-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan US Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Thursday that Manhattan's interim top U.S. prosecutor Geoffrey Berman should be not be confirmed if nominated to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over reports he was interviewed for the job by President Donald Trump.

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Trump credits his firmness for potential Korea talks, signals Olympic concession

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called potential talks between North and South Korea "a good thing" and agreed with South Korea there would be no joint military drills, which North Korea bitterly opposes, during next month's Winter Olympics.

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Is Donald Trump, Wall-Builder-in-Chief, a Conceptual Artist?

Christoph Büchel, the artist provocateur, proposes protecting the border wall prototypes as a national monument because they “talk so much about our history.”

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BRIEF-Consumers Energy Starts Operations Of Cross Winds Energy Park II In Michigan's Thumb

* CONSUMERS ENERGY STARTS OPERATIONS OF CROSS WINDS® ENERGY PARK II IN MICHIGAN'S THUMB

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With Sale, Essence Is Once Again a Fully Black-Owned Magazine

Richelieu Dennis, the founder of Sundial Brands, said he bought the publication “to serve and empower women of color.”

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Air pollution around conception tied to birth defects

(Reuters Health) - - Women who breathe polluted air during the month right before or after they get pregnant may be more likely to have babies with birth defects, a U.S. recent study suggests.

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BRIEF-Suncor Energy Says Q4 2017 Oil Sands Operations Produced About 447,000 Barrels Per Day

* SUNCOR ENERGY INC - UPSTREAM PRODUCTION OF 736,000 BARRELS OF OIL EQUIVALENT PER DAY (BOE/D) IN Q4, WHICH IS IN LINE WITH RECORD PRODUCTION FROM Q3

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BRIEF-CNX Resources Acquires Noble Energy's General Partner Interest In Cone Midstream Partners Lp

* CNX RESOURCES CORPORATION ACQUIRES NOBLE ENERGY'S GENERAL PARTNER INTEREST IN CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP; BOARD APPROVES AMENDED GAS GATHERING AGREEMENT WITH CNX; CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP RENAMED CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP (NYSE: CNXM); CNXM WILL HOST CO

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BRIEF-Rite Aid CFO- WE CONTINUE TO EXPECT REIMBURSEMENT RATE HEADWINDS

* COO- RAD WILL HAVE 2,569 STORES LOCATED PRIMARILY IN 8 KEY STATES, TO BE SERVED BY 6 DISTRIBUTION. CENTERS POST TRANSFER OF STORES TO WBA

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Tax reform could mean bigger windfall for next winner

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Books of The Times: ‘The Woman in the Window’ Nods to Classics Old and New, From Hitchcock to ‘The Girl on the Train’

A. J. Finn’s psychological thriller is about a woman who believes she’s witnessed a crime in a neighboring building.

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Gulfport names Noble Energy executive as operations chief

HOUSTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil and gas producer Gulfport Energy Corp has recruited Noble Energy Inc's head of Texas operations to serve as its next chief operating officer, a key role as Gulfport aims to rebound from the commodity price bust.

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana, assume failed nuclear project costs

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $7.9 billion, offering the utility a way out of dealing with unhappy customers and federal investigations following a failed nuclear project.

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BRIEF-Bombardier To Provide 54 Additional Twindexx Vario Double-Deck Coaches To Israel Railways

* BOMBARDIER TO PROVIDE 54 ADDITIONAL TWINDEXX VARIO DOUBLE-DECK COACHES TO ISRAEL RAILWAYS

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BRIEF-Cub Energy Points To Renewed Incentives To Invest In Growing Ukraine's Natural Gas Resources​

* CUB ENERGY- ‍REDUCED ROYALTY RATE OF 12% COUPLED WITH AN 18% CORPORATE TAX RATE AND HIGH NATURAL GAS PRICE ENVIRONMENT PROVIDES RENEWED INCENTIVE TO INVEST IN GROWING UKRAINE'S NATURAL GAS RESOURCES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $14.6 billion deal

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy troubled utility Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $14.6 billion, including debt.

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $7.9 billion deal

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy Scana Corp in an all-stock deal that values the electric utility company at about $7.9 billion.

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U.S. blocks MoneyGram sale to China's Ant Financial on national security concerns

(Reuters) - Ant Financial's plan to acquire U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc collapsed on Tuesday after a U.S. government panel rejected it over national security concerns, the most high-profile Chinese deal to be torpedoed under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 1-Refresco to offer remedies to UK watchdog concerns over bottling deal

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Drinks bottler Refresco is willing to offer remedies to concerns voiced by Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over the Dutch company's $1.25 billion acquisition of Cott Corp's bottling activities.

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BRIEF-Refresco Informed Of Competition Concerns In UK About Cott's Deal

* REG-REFRESCO PROVIDES UPDATE OF UK COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY ON ACQUISITION PROCESS COTT'S BOTTLING ACTIVITIES

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UK competition watchdog raises concerns about Refresco bottling deal

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Britain's Competition and Markets Authority on Wednesday said it is concerned that Refresco's $1.25 billion purchase of Canada-based Cott Corp's bottling activities could result in higher prices or lead to lower quality standards.

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LIVE MARKETS-European airlines in focus once again (0722)

* European stocks futures open higher * MiFID II reforms, U.S. Fed minutes in focus Jan 3(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net European airlines in focus once again (0722) It's not a huge day for company news, but we could see some more action amo

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BRIEF-UK's CMA concerned Refresco purchase of Cott business could lead to higher prices

* ‍COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY (CMA) HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT AN INITIAL INVESTIGATION INTO REFRESCO'S PROPOSED $1.25 BILLION (ABOUT £935 MILLION) PURCHASE OF COTT'S WORLDWIDE BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS.​

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BRIEF-Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information As Of Dec. 31

* TORTOISE PIPELINE & ENERGY FUND, INC. PROVIDES UNAUDITED BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION AND ASSET COVERAGE RATIO UPDATE AS OF DEC. 31, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tortoise Power And Energy Infrastructure Fund Says Co's Net Asset Value Was $152.2 Mln As Of Dec. 31

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Tortoise Power And Energy Infrastructure Fund Inc:

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BRIEF-Strata-X Energy Says Pre-Empted Third Party Offer To Buy Out Magnum Power And Gas's 25 Pct Interest In Serowe CSG Project

* STRATA-X ENERGY - CO HAS PRE-EMPTED A THIRD PARTY OFFER TO BUY OUT MAGNUM POWER AND GAS'S 25% INTEREST IN SEROWE COAL SEAM GAS PROJECT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Delaware to sue EPA over upwind air pollution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Delaware on Tuesday said it would sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ensure that nearby Pennsylvania and West Virginia curbed upwind air pollution from their power plants.

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BRIEF-Rgs Energy Says Prices $1.8 Mln Common Stock And Warrant Financing

* RGS ENERGY SAYS PRICES $1.8 MILLION COMMON STOCK AND WARRANT FINANCING

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as miners gains offset by banks, energy stocks

TORONTO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened little changed on Tuesday, helped by gold miners and marijuana companies while financial stocks and energy companies weighed.

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BRIEF-Bengal Energy Announces Executive Appointment

* MATTHEW MOORMAN ‍APPOINTED CFO EFFECTIVE JAN 2, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-NGL Energy Partners Expects To Close Previously Announced $200 Mln Sale Of Certain Retail Propane Assets To DCC LPG On March 31, 2018

* NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP PROVIDES UPDATE ON DEBT REDUCTION AND INTEREST SAVINGS

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Israeli pipeline, once a link to Iran, will remain a mystery

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An oil pipeline company established decades ago by Israel and Iran, and a new Israeli company that is meant to replace it, can continue to operate secretly, an Israeli parliamentary committee ruled on Sunday.

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Ski jumping: Stoch defies wind and rain to win opening Four Hills event

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Defending champion Kamil Stoch upstaged home favorite Richard Freitag to win the opening leg of ski jumping's prestigious Four Hills tournament at Oberstdorf on Saturday.

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Jay-Z 'confesses' to Beyonce in 'Family Feud' music video

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce.

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BRIEF-Technical Communications Expresses Doubt About Ability To Continue As A Going Concern

* TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP SAYS "THERE IS DOUBT ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE AS A GOING CONCERN" - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Vestas To Extend Wind Park In Argentina With 50 MW‍​

* TURBINE DELIVERY IS PLANNED FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2018, WHILE COMMISSIONING IS EXPECTED FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019‍​

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BRIEF-Mid-Con Energy Partners Enters Into Amendment To Certain Credit Agreement

* MID-CON ENERGY PARTNERS SAYS ON DEC 22, CO, LENDERS, ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO CERTAIN CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF DEC 20, 2011 - SEC FILING

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The Getaway: Visiting Windsor Before the Royal Wedding: A Guide

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed this spring just outside London, but why wait for the crowds to descend to soak up the royal atmosphere?

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South Korea finalizes energy plan to boost renewable power generation

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has finalised a power supply plan that aims to make renewables the country's fuel of choice for power generation for the next 15 years, its energy ministry said on Friday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso slips on central bank inflation concern

(Rewrites with Mexican central bank comment on Mexican peso) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO/MEXICO CITY, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso weakened on Thursday after the central bank expressed concern the inflation outlook has deteriorated, adding the currency could depreciate if talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are unfavorable. The minutes of the Mexican central bank's Dec. 14 meeting reinforced a more hawkish tone under its new boss, with a majority of th

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy Announces Pricing Of Debt Tender Offer

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY ANNOUNCES EARLY TENDER DATE RESULTS AND PRICING OF DEBT TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION

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BRIEF-Yorktown Energy Partners Reports 5.6 Pct Passive Stake In Kimbell Royalty Partners

* YORKTOWN ENERGY PARTNERS X, L.P REPORTS 5.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS LP AS OF DEC. 4, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2pS3YB0) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Florida Seeks Storm Cost Recovery For Hurricane Irma

* DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA SEEKS STORM COST RECOVERY FOR HURRICANE IRMA

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BRIEF-Vaalco Energy Provides Operational Update

* VAALCO ENERGY INC - ON DECEMBER 24, ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP IN SOUTH TCHIBALA 1-HB WELL FAILED, AND WELL HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SHUT-IN

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Analysis: Why Roy Moore will never concede

Roy Moore lost.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steadies below record high; energy shares rise

TORONTO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Thursday, hovering near a record high, as energy and marijuana company shares added to Wednesday's gains, offsetting losses for the industrial group.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy Announces Increase Of Maximum Tender Amount In Debt Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY ANNOUNCES INCREASE OF MAXIMUM TENDER AMOUNT IN DEBT TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION

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With new gas deals, Egypt closes in on energy hub goal

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt is set to inaugurate a new wharf for natural gas and petroleum product tankers on the Gulf of Suez in the coming days, another step in its plan to become a regional energy hub.

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BRIEF-ClearStream Energy enters into refinancing agreement with Canso Investment

* CLEARSTREAM ENERGY SERVICES INC. ANNOUNCES REFINANCING TRANSACTION

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Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

The deepening troubles threaten to further destabilize a nation facing a dire recession and unbridled crime, as well as food and medicine shortages.

Evacuations and Evacuees nytimes.com

Assad Must Go, Says Turkey’s Leader, Seeking Leverage as War Winds Down

The denunciation appeared to be Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s effort to remind Russia, Syria’s most powerful ally, that it cannot dictate the country’s postwar future alone.

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Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as gains in the technology sector offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes nearly flat.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

* Tesla down on KeyBanc's lowered estimate for Model 3 deliveries

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Nordex and Siemens-Gamesa vie for major Brazilian wind farm contracts

SAO PAULO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Wind turbine makers Nordex SE and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA are vying for contracts with companies that won major auctions last week to build new wind farms in Brazil, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; oil drop weighs on energy shares

* Indexes up: Dow 0.02 pct, S&P 0.06, Nasdaq 0.07 pct (Updates to open)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs on rally in energy, metal mining shares

TORONTO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher on Wednesday as a recent rally in commodity prices helped boost the shares of energy and metal mining companies.

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BRIEF-Kellogg Says On Dec 21, Unit Notified Coöperatieve Rabobank That Would Wind-Down Disclosed Accounts Receivable Securitization Program

* KELLOGG SAYS ON DEC 21, UNIT NOTIFIED COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK THAT WOULD WIND-DOWN DISCLOSED ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SECURITIZATION PROGRAM - SEC FILING

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No Trump windfall for private prisons yet, but some bet on gains

(Reuters) - Investors who bet on private prison operators as big winners from Donald Trump's tough line on crime and illegal immigration are looking back at a bruising year of high hopes and disappointment. Some, however, say the stocks still offer good value even though an anticipated windfall under the Trump administration so far has failed to materialize.

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Wall St. lower as iPhone X concerns hit Apple shares

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes came under pressure on Tuesday following a 2.5 percent drop in Apple's shares on a report of weak iPhone X demand.

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US STOCKS-Wall St lower as iPhone X concerns hit Apple shares

* Indexes down: Dow 0.08 pct, S&P 0.09 pct, Nasdaq 0.37 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

Language and Languages nytimes.com

Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

The Taushiro tribe vanished into the jungles of the Amazon basin in Peru generations ago. Amadeo García García is now the last native speaker of their language.

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Lorde cancels Israel concert

Grammy-award winning artist Lorde has canceled a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv following activists' calls for her to join the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.

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Largest California fire not expected to spread as winds subside

(Reuters) - The largest wildfire in California history was not expected to spread on Sunday with light winds forecast, officials said.

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Pacers' Oladipo showing the promise he once projected

(Reuters) - Benefiting from an off-season trade, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is finally becoming the franchise player he was projected to be.

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BRIEF-Transport Canada Suspends West Wind Aviation's Air Operator Certificate

* TRANSPORT CANADA SUSPENDS WEST WIND AVIATION'S AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

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BRIEF-C&J Energy Services Files For Resale Of 4.4 Mln Shares

* C&J ENERGY SERVICES FILES FOR RESALE OF 4.4 MILLION SHARES OF CO TO BE SOLD BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS - SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2BRliZk) Further company coverage:

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Boeing seeks to salve Brazil concerns over Embraer approach

BRASILIA/PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing Co sought to calm Brazilian concern about a potential tie-up with Embraer SA after President Michel Temer and other officials warned they would veto any full takeover bid for the regional jet maker.

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Wall Street slips in holiday wind-down

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes slipped on Friday as thin pre-holiday trading amplified losses in several blue-chip stocks, including Nike.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street slips in holiday wind-down

* Celgene falls after follicular lymphoma regimen fails trial

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A Sex Pistols Concert Film Languished for Four Decades. Here’s Why.

The story of the documentary “D.O.A.: A Right of Passage” involved the founder of High Times and a race to capture the band’s only United States tour.

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BRIEF-Nevada Copper Announces $378 Million Transformational Business Recapitalization For Pumpkin Hollow

* NEVADA COPPER ANNOUNCES $378 MILLION TRANSFORMATIONAL BUSINESS RECAPITALIZATION AND PROJECT FINANCING FOR PUMPKIN HOLLOW

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UPDATE 1-Innogy enters U.S. wind market with 2 GW portfolio buy

* Innogy shares up 1.2 pct, parent RWE up 1.8 pct (Recasts, adds context, details)

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As energy markets evolve, blockchain powers up

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so.

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Explosion outside Athens court shatters windows, no injuries

ATHENS (Reuters) - A makeshift bomb exploded outside a Greek court in Athens early on Friday shattering windows and damaging the facade of the building, police officials said.

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BRIEF-Innogy Acquires U.S. Onshore Wind Pipeline Of More Than Two Gigawatts

* SAYS ACQUIRES ONSHORE WIND PIPELINE OF MORE THAN TWO GIGAWATTS

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Sonic boom or bust? Dreams of super-fast jet travel revival face headwinds

(Reuters) - Supersonic passenger travel, which died out with the Concorde's demise in 2003, will make a comeback by the mid-2020s if three entrepreneurial U.S.-based companies can make jets quiet and efficient enough to win over buyers and fliers.

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METALS-London copper slips as supply concerns ease

BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - London copper prices edged lower on Friday to reverse gains made the session before, with wage agreements at mines in Chile easing concerns about disruptions to supply from the world's top producer of the metal. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) had slipped 0.5 percent to $7,050.50 a tonne by 0217 GMT. It gained 0.6 percent in Thursday's session, during which it touched its highest in nearly two month

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Common Sense: Holiday Windows Brighten a Bleak Retail Scene, but How Long Will They Last?

Christmas windows at department stores still have allure, but much less so in the age of e-commerce and big box stores like Walmart.

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BRIEF-Strad Energy Services Says Approved 2018 Capital Expenditure Program Of $8 Mln

* STRAD ENERGY SERVICES ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM AND UPDATE TO ITS NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains as energy, bank stocks gain, BlackBerry pulls back

TORONTO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday, boosted by energy companies as well as gains among big banks and some miners, while BlackBerry Ltd pulled back after a sharp jump.

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Energy and financials power Wall Street's rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by bank and energy stocks as investors bet on more economically sensitive sectors.

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Wall Street climbs, fueled by energy and financials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday as bank and energy stocks climbed and on a continuing boost from the U.S. tax overhaul passed by Congress earlier this week.

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California wildfire crews gain edge as winds weaker than feared

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters gained an edge in their weeks-long battle against a sprawling wildfire in Southern California on Thursday, thanks to weaker-than-expected winds that have been driving the flames.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy stocks weigh with lower oil prices

TORONTO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned lower in early trade on Thursday, weighed by energy stocks as oil prices fell.

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BRIEF-Gemphire Therapeutics Announces Start Of First Nash Proof-Of-Concept Clinical Trial

* GEMPHIRE THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES INITIATION OF ITS FIRST NASH PROOF-OF-CONCEPT CLINICAL TRIAL AND ITS DIFFERENTIATED NASH PROGRAM

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Winds strengthen as crews make progress on California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Strong wind gusts on Thursday may challenge crews battling a sprawling wildfire in Southern California which threatens to become the biggest in state history.

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Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suicide concerns

SEOUL (Reuters) - Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, but his apparent suicide fueled health officials' concern about copycat bids.

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French firm Lactalis withdrawing some baby food products due to health concerns

PARIS (Reuters) - France's biggest dairy company Lactalis said it was withdrawing some 720 batches of baby food products made at the Craon factory due to health concerns.

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Norwood concedes in Atlanta mayoral race

Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood conceded the race two weeks after the election runoff, saying she will not contest the results despite earlier calls for a recount.

Online Advertising nytimes.com

Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

The ability to aim a message at a particular audience has been a crucial marketing tool, but may be at odds with laws against bias in hiring.

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AT&T says to pay bonuses, invest $1 billion once tax reform signed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it will pay $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees and invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 once a tax reform bill approved by Congress is signed into law.

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UPDATE 1-AT&T says to pay bonuses, invest $1 bln once tax reform signed

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it will pay $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees and invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 once a tax reform bill approved by Congress is signed into law.

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AT&T says to pay bonuses, invest $1 bln once tax reform signed

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it will pay $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees and invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 once a tax reform bill approved by Congress is signed into law.

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BRIEF-AT&T Says Once Tax Reform Is Signed Into Law, Co Plans To Invest Additional $1 bln In U.S. In 2018

* AT&T INC SAYS ONCE TAX REFORM IS SIGNED INTO LAW, AT&T PLANS TO INVEST AN ADDITIONAL $1 BILLION IN UNITED STATES IN 2018

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BRIEF-Mexco Energy Announces Sale Of Acreage, Further Developments‍​

* MEXCO ENERGY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SALE OF ACREAGE AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS‍​

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U.N. freedom of speech expert concerned about net neutrality

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.'s freedom of speech expert said on Wednesday he was concerned about the ramifications of a decision in the United States to roll back net neutrality, since it could lead to small and independent voices being drowned out on the web.

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Austria's Kurz says will fight anti-Semitism after Israel voices concern

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday his new coalition would focus on fighting anti-Semitism, after Israel made it clear it would not work directly with any ministers from the far-right party now back in government.

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Stronger winds loom as crews make progress on California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling Southern California's sprawling wildfire made incremental progress in containing the two-week-old blaze but faced forecasts for stronger winds on Wednesday that threatened to make it the biggest in state history.

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LPC: Zenith Energy US shelves M&A loan

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Midstream company Zenith Energy US Logistics Holdings has pulled a US$450m leveraged loan from syndication as investors were reluctant to jump into a credit exposed to unresolved contingencies from an arbitration case and an expiring contract that could adversely impact cash flow, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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U.S. concerned by KRG security raid on local broadcaster: embassy

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said on Wednesday it was concerned by the closure of a local Kurdish broadcaster at the hands of Iraqi Kurdish security forces a day earlier.

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Concert stage collapses, DJ dies

Frightened music goers watched as a stage collapsed at the Atmosphere Festival in Esteio, Brazil.

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China surveillance streaming platform shut down amid privacy concerns

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 has shut down a controversial livestreaming platform that allowed people to stream footage online from surveillance cameras in locations such as classrooms and restaurants to grocery stores.

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BRIEF-Petroteq Energy Says ‍Subsidiary Petrobloq Announces Membership In Hyperledger​

* PETROTEQ ENERGY INC SAYS ‍ SUBSIDIARY PETROBLOQ ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP IN HYPERLEDGER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fierce California winds expected as crews fight to tame wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling a devastating California wildfire that now ranks as the state's second-largest on record may face another round of fierce winds on Wednesday after they made progress corralling the flames.

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BRIEF-Transglobe Energy Corporation Announces Q4 2017 Operations Update

* ‍ANNUAL 2017 AVERAGE PRODUCTION IS TRENDING TO 15.4 MBOEPD, A 27% INCREASE OVER 2016​

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BRIEF-Canacol Energy Sells Interest In Ecuador Oil Consortium For Cash Proceeds Of $36.4 Million

* SELLS INTEREST IN ECUADOR OIL CONSORTIUM FOR CASH PROCEEDS OF US$ 36.4 MILLION

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UPDATE 2-Micron's strong forecast eases concerns over chip boom peaking

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Micron Technology Inc's better-than-expected current-quarter profit forecast on Tuesday allayed investor concerns that a boom in chip demand has peaked, sending the company's shares up 6 percent in after-hours trading.

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Lady Gaga heads for Las Vegas concert residency

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Lady Gaga is swapping touring for a two-year stint in Las Vegas, joining the likes of music divas Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Shania Twain who have recently taken up concert residencies in the entertainment mecca.