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INEOS says Forties pipeline outage to last at least 2 weeks

** Ineos says in email to customers it expects the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea to last "no less than two", possibly up to four weeks

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This company can build an apartment in 2 weeks

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Vanguard looks to blockchain for index data

BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group Inc is moving to use blockchain to simplify how it updates index data underlying mutual funds, executives said on Monday, an important sign of confidence for the new...

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UPDATE 1-Seadrill bondholders propose alternative debt restructuring -sources

OSLO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - An unofficial committee of Seadrill's unsecured bondholders has submitted a binding alternative proposal for the company's restructuring, two sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Seadrill bondholders propose alternative debt restructuring -sources

OSLO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - An unofficial committee of Seadrill's unsecured bondholders has submitted a binding alternative proposal for the company's restructuring, two sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters on Tuesday.

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The write stuff: Life lessons from author James Patterson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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Fidelity keeps $2 billion mandate in New York after star manager's departure

BOSTON (Reuters) - A large New York state retirement plan said on Monday it would keep a popular Fidelity tech fund, whose portfolio manager recently left the company after being accused of sexual...

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Marcato says Deckers' rejected offer to settle proxy contest

BOSTON (Reuters) - After months of turning up the heat on Deckers Outdoor Corp, hedge fund Marcato Capital Management recently proposed a settlement that the UGG boot maker rejected, a filing...

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Fidelity fund keeps $2 billion mandate in New York after manager's departure

BOSTON (Reuters) - A popular Fidelity Investments tech fund, whose manager left the company after being accused of sexual harassment, has retained a mandate to manage more than $2 billion for a New...

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Marcato sets condition for Deckers interviewing its nominees

(Reuters) - Marcato said on Monday it was open to a proposal by Deckers Outdoor Corp's board to interview the activist investor's nominees only if the footwear maker was willing to reach a settlement...

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Turkey, Russia will meet to finalize S-400 defense deal in coming week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Russian officials will meet to finalize Turkey's S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal in the coming week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

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U.S. fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

(Reuters) - Fund managers are racing to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoin after futures contracts based on the high-flying digital currency began trading on Sunday.

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Strained firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred 230,500 acres braced on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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Two fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

(Reuters) - Two fund managers are going back to U.S. securities regulators for permission to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoin, filings showed on Monday, after futures contracts...

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California Today: California Today: A Weekend of Fires

Monday: Fires approach Santa Barbara, delivery robots and the enduring legacy of Willie Brown.

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Weary firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 800 buildings and charred 230,000 acres are bracing on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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UPDATE 1-After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin will arrive on Sunday, when futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by a storm begin trading.

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading.

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13th dismembered foot found on beach

A man walking his dog on a British Columbia beach this week made a grisly discovery: A foot in a shoe, along with part of a lower leg. Adding to the mystery is that it is the 13th foot to wash up on the Canadian province's coastline over the past decade.

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On the economy, Trump needs to get his statistics straight

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U.S. House committee 'may reconsider' WHO cancer agency funds

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington's funding of the World Health Organization's cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations.

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SEC to delay mutual fund disclosures in cybersecurity push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday it would delay new submissions of portfolio data by mutual funds, as the regulator beefs up its cybersecurity.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX posts 2-week high as industrials lead broad-based rally

TORONTO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose to a two-week high on Friday, led by financial and industrial shares after solid U.S. jobs data boosted investor sentiment, while energy stocks climbed on higher oil prices.

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Some Venezuela bondholders receive payments on PDVSA 2017N, 2010 bonds

CARACAS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Some bondholders have received late interest payments on Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's 2017N and 2020 bonds, three market sources said on Friday.

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The top non-politics stories of the week

A better toilet culture for China. A tennis champion back in action. And where did all these Christmas songs come from? Here's the politics-free side of this week's news.

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MOVES-OppenheimerFunds, KPMG, Janus Henderson

Dec 8 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Friday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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U.S. drillers add oil rigs for 3rd week in a row -Baker Hughes

Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week added oil rigs for a third week in a row, the longest string of increases since summer, as higher crude prices prompt drillers to return to the well pad after a break in the autumn. Drillers added two oil rigs in the week to Dec. 8, bringing the total count up to 751, the highest level since September, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters into weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds expected to drive the conflagrations into the weekend.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters through weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds driving the conflagrations expected to continue into the weekend.

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UBS investment bank head wary on 2018 outlook

ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of Swiss bank UBS's investment banking business gave a cautious outlook for market conditions next year, with fees set to fall again and volatility staying low.

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City of London sticks to Brexit plans despite progress

LONDON (Reuters) - London's financial industry welcomed progress on a divorce deal with the European Union on Friday but said it saw little reason to alter preparations for when Britain leaves the EU.

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UPDATE 1-China imposes record fine on Guangfa Bank over guarantees for defaulted bonds

BEIJING, Dec 8 (Reuters) - China's banking regulator has confiscated illegal income and imposed fines on China Guangfa Bank Co totalling 722 million yuan ($109 million) for providing illegal guarantees for defaulted corporate bonds sold through an Alibaba-backed online finance platform, it said on Friday.

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Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week, sources familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week -sources

* Both sides aiming for final agreement by next week -sources

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Nikkei rises helped by gains in real estate, chip-related cos; Nikkei flat on week

TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Friday on gains for most sectors after Wall Street climbed overnight, while Japan Display jumped on hopes that Apple may use liquid crystal technology on one of its new smartphones.

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METALS-Shanghai copper set for soft finish to the week

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper futures were on track to end the week in negative territory after opening softer on Friday, ignoring signs of supply-side support.

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 billion of inflows, largest since June: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors'...

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House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.

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Investment funds buy $9.481 billion two-year note in November: U.S. Treasury

(Reuters) - Large investment managers bought $9.481 billion at a 2-year note auction held in November,

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain, dollar hits two-week high as risk appetite returns

* Bitcoin tops $15,000, continues surge (Updates with open of U.S. markets; changes dateline from London)

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Brexit: 3 shockers we learned this week

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Gross warns Fed should be 'more cautious' amid investor bond binge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Influential bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Henderson Investors warned Thursday the Federal Reserve should be "more cautious and easier" in its interest-rate hiking campaign,...

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Retail disruption is nothing compared to gnarly first jobs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If any industry is in the throes of total disruption right now, it is retail.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits two-week high, world shares climb as risk appetite returns

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday and world shares rebounded amid a broader recovery in global risk sentiment.

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Column: U.S. Republicans sharpen knives for retirement program cuts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Traditionally, U.S. politicians avoid talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare close to election time.

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Dollar hits two-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits 2-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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Yes, she's judging you: Luvvie Ajayi on writing a bestselling life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sometimes in life, the best teachers are not elder statesmen who have been around for decades. Sometimes we can learn the most from young entrepreneurs who are creating something...

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Proxy firm ISS advises shareholders to back Marcato at Deckers

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday suggested shareholders back hedge fund Marcato's choice of directors at Deckers Outdoor Corp, switching its...

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Proxy advisory firm ISS switches Deckers recommendation to Marcato nominees

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday switched its recommendation in one of the season's most hotly contested proxy contests to suggest shareholders...

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N.F.L. Extends Roger Goodell’s Contract, Ending Weeks of Discord

A committee of owners signed off on a contract worth about $200 million over five years, ending a bitter standoff with Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner.

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UPDATE 2-Sign-ups pick up in week 5 of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment -U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of participants appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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My taxes probably are going up. Are yours?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - No matter what version of the U.S. tax overhaul being considered by Congress becomes law, it looks like I am going to be paying more in taxes next year.

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Study abroad appeals to more U.S. college students, but costs can mount

CHICAGO (Reuters) - While most college seniors are still hoping to land a good job after graduation, Kelsey Berg is set.

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Short-seller Muddy Waters bets against OSI Systems

BOSTON (Reuters) - Carson Block, founder of short-seller Muddy Waters LLC, which gained prominence with a bet against a Chinese timber company, said he is shorting OSI Systems Inc, sending the...

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Hugh Jackman on turning down Bond role

Hugh Jackman apparently was neither shaken nor stirred by the possibility of playing James Bond.

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U.S. unit labor costs decline for two straight quarters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. unit labor costs were much weaker than initially thought, declining both in the second and third quarters of this year, suggesting that inflation could remain benign for a while.

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Israeli Prime Minister reinforces bond with US

After the announcement that President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the alliance with US is "irreplaceable."

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Ireland says yet to agree exact date for Apple to start transferring tax funds

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland expects Apple to start paying up to 13 billion euros ($15.36 billion) in back taxes into an escrow account once it is set up at the end of January, but an exact date has yet to be agreed.

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Gundlach says 'strange environment' to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach, who voted for President Donald Trump, warned on Tuesday that it is a "strange environment" to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes...

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Disrupt This! Innovation ETFs are storming the market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com is disrupting retail. Airbnb is disrupting hotels. Uber is disrupting transportation. Who is going to be disrupted next?

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BRIEF-Disney and Fox are closing in on deal, could be announced next week - CNBC

* WALT DISNEY CO. & TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX CLOSING IN ON DEAL THAT COULD COME AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK - CNBC Further company coverage:

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Q&A: Designer Rachel Roy learned to bend so she will not break

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Going from a California teen working in a clothing store to making dresses for Michelle Obama has been quite the trajectory for fashion designer Rachel Roy.

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Swiss to return $321 million in stolen funds to Nigeria

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland will return to Nigeria around $321 million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank on Monday, the Swiss government said.

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Trump son, former partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

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Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday.

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Trump son, former business partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

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Fidelity clients suffer second website glitch in week

BOSTON (Reuters) - For the second time in a week, some clients at Fidelity Investments could not access their online accounts at the powerhouse retail trading brokerage on Monday morning in a glitch...

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Fidelity says some customers cannot access accounts

BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments said on Monday some of its clients could not access their accounts on the company's website, the second time in a week that the large online brokerage operator...

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German SPD to start talks with Merkel next week if members agree

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Monday he would launch talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government next week if members of his center-left party gave him the green light at a congress this weekend.

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Fed rate hike expected next week, three hikes expected in 2018: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is almost certain to raise interest rates later this month, according to a Reuters poll of economists, a majority of whom now expect three more rate rises next year compared with two when surveyed just weeks ago.

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx And Kyowa Kirin Announce Positive 48-Week Data From Adult Phase 3 Study Of Burosumab In X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

* ULTRAGENYX AND KYOWA KIRIN ANNOUNCE POSITIVE 48-WEEK DATA FROM ADULT PHASE 3 STUDY OF BUROSUMAB (KRN23) IN X-LINKED HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russia to start registering some foreign media as 'foreign agents' this week: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's justice ministry will start registering some foreign media as "foreign agents" this week, the RIA news agency cited a source in the Russian upper house of parliament as saying on Monday.

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Confusion reigns as banks scramble to price FX, bond research under EU markets revamp

LONDON (Reuters) - How much are you worth? For the FX and bond analysts covering the world's biggest markets, how much to charge for their time and research remains in question just a month away from sweeping new rules that require fund managers to pay for these services.

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Euro zone bond yields jump after U.S. tax plan raises rate hike prospects

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Euro zone bond yields rose sharply and European stock futures pointed to a higher open on Monday as the passage of a tax bill in the United States over the weekend increased the prospects of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Trump slams DOJ and FBI in weekend tweet storm

President Donald Trump spent the weekend firing off tweets that took aim at the Department of Justice and the FBI in the wake of the guilty plea by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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Women will host CBS and NBC morning shows this week

Two network news morning shows, two all-women lineups.

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TIM's board to discuss network options this week: source

MILAN (Reuters) - The board of Telecom Italia (TIM) will this week discuss options for its fixed-line network, including possibly splitting it off, although no decision is expected to be made, a source close to the company said on Sunday.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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BRIEF-Hennessy Advisors, Inc. Acquires Two Rainier U.S. Equity Funds

* HENNESSY ADVISORS, INC. ACQUIRES TWO RAINIER U.S. EQUITY FUNDS

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Administration is expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week

President Donald Trump is expected to announce as early as Tuesday that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, US officials with direct knowledge and foreign diplomats have told CNN.

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Advisory firms split on Deckers' proxy contest vote

(Reuters) - Two proxy advisory firms on Friday weighed in on one of the year's most bitter proxy battles with one backing UGG boot maker Deckers' management and the other giving partial support to...

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Venezuela bondholders meeting ended without pact on strategy -sources

Dec 1 (Reuters) - A meeting of Venezuelan bondholders on Thursday to discuss how to handle the government's request to restructure $60 billion in outstanding bonds has yielded no clear strategy, sources with direct knowledge of the meeting told Reuters on Friday.

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Hedge fund Tudor shuts one portfolio; Jones to play bigger role

BOSTON (Reuters) - Paul Tudor Jones, one of Wall Street's most prominent investors, is restructuring his Tudor Investment Corp. by liquidating one portfolio and planning to play a bigger role in...

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Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to deliver a speech on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could upend decades of American policy and further inflame tensions in the Middle East.

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Mednax fielding takeover interest from buyout firms: sources

(Reuters) - Mednax Inc, a U.S. healthcare network operator targeted by activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, is fielding acquisition interest from several private equity firms, according to...

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Exclusive: Mednax fielding takeover interest from buyout firms - sources

(Reuters) - Mednax Inc, a U.S. healthcare network operator targeted by activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, is fielding acquisition interest from several private equity firms, according to...

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U.S.-based money market funds post $33 billion inflows, largest of 2017: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $33 billion into U.S.-based money market funds during the week ended Nov. 29, the largest inflows of 2017, Lipper data showed on Thursday, in a sign that...

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Hedge fund Hutchin Hill shuts down after three bad years

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Neil Chriss said on Thursday he is closing his $2.2 billion firm Hutchin Hill Capital LP after three years of poor performance.

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Some hospital services may be expendable on weekends

(Reuters Health) - Removing allied healthcare services from hospitals on weekends may not affect patient outcomes, suggests a new Australian study.

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Hedge fund Hutchin Hill shutting down: letter

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Neil Chriss said on Thursday he is closing his $2.2 billion firm Hutchin Hill Capital LP after a period of poor performance.

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Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

LONDON (Reuters) - European hedge funds Bodenholm Capital and Westray Capital Management revealed they had taken short selling positions on some media companies, bets that their stock prices will...

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New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities...

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ratifies administrative law judges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it had ratified the prior appointment of its administrative law judges.

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In warning to Ankara, EU cuts funds for Turkey's membership bid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to cut up to 175 million euros for Turkey in 2018 that are linked to Ankara's stalled bid to join the bloc and could block some 3.5 billion euros in development loans earmarked for the country, lawmakers and diplomats said.

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U.S. regional banks delve deeper into advisory services to boost growth

(Reuters) - Squeezed by lower loan growth as interest rates finally begin to rise, regional U.S. banks have been giving more financial advice to mid-sized companies and affluent Americans to drive...

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White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

A transition plan developed by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, would install Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, as secretary of state, officials said.

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Column: To the year-end checklist, add mandatory retirement withdrawals

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nothing good lasts forever, and so it is with tax-deferred retirement saving - that is, the deferred part.

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-MOVES- JP Morgan, Citi Private Bank, VAM Funds, Brown Shipley (Nov. 29)

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Nikkei rises to 3-week high; financial stocks advance

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a three-week high on Thursday as gains by financial stocks offset weakness in tech shares following a drop by their U.S. counterparts overnight.

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Europe draws in nearly half of funds raised via initial coin offerings: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of the cash that has poured into newly issued cryptocurrencies in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published on Thursday showed.

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UPDATE 4-Alibaba's jumbo bond deal sets sector benchmark in Asia

* Maturities ranging from 5.5 years to 40 years (Recasts with sector context, trade prices, company fundamentals)

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Republicans in House seek protection for municipal bonds in tax bill

(Reuters) - A group of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday urged keeping federal tax breaks on private activity bonds sold by the developers of hospitals, nursing homes, airports and toll roads to reduce costs.

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Senate takes step toward passage of tax bill, vote likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took a step toward passage of tax legislation that is a top White House priority, setting up a likely decisive vote later this week even though it was unclear if the bill has enough Republican support to become law.Congressional Republicans spent the day scrambling to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week - statement

ROME (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri indicated on Wednesday that he might withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were "positive" and he would rescind his decision if they remained so, a statement from his press office said.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that matters were "positive" and if that continued, he would withdraw his resignation next week, a statement from his press office said.

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U.S. bond funds attract $6.16 billion in week ended Nov. 21: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped billions into bond funds for a 51st straight week, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, underscoring the seemingly insatiable...

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Illinois' $750 million bonds won by BofA with still hefty yields

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch won $750 million of Illinois bonds in competitive bidding on Wednesday as the state faced a lingering market penalty for its fiscal and political...

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Unilever spreads auction narrows with three funds left - sources

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Private equity firms Apollo , KKR and CVC Capital Partners are the final three parties left bidding for Unilever's margarine and spreads business, sources familiar with the matter said, as the process moves towards its final round.

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Sign-up pace much slower in week 4 of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of people signing up for individual insurance under Obamacare slowed significantly during the fourth week of 2018 enrollment, as nearly 37 percent fewer people signed up for the health care plans than in the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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MOVES- JP Morgan, Citi Private Bank, VAM Funds, Brown Shipley

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Exotix Capital appoints Basni Jashapara to senior role

(Reuters) - Emerging markets-focused investment bank Exotix Capital named Basni Jashapara as its new head of EMEA sales for research, analytics and data.

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Citi Private Bank appoints Andrew Keating as UK Private Banker

(Reuters) - Citi Private Bank (CPB), a unit of Citigroup Inc that caters to wealthy individuals and families, appointed Andrew Keating as UK Private Banker.

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VAM Funds names Robert Gordon director of two funds

(Reuters) - Luxembourg-based fund management company VAM Funds appointed Robert Gordon as a director of VAM Funds and VAM Managed Funds.

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Weatherbys Private Bank names associate director

(Reuters) - Weatherbys Private Bank appointed Henry Taylor as an associate director.

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METALS-London copper edges off one-week low, downside risks seen

MELBOURNE, Nov 29 (Reuters) - London copper edged higher on Wednesday, pulling away from its lowest in more than a week hit in the previous session, as the United States progressed with a bill that would support tax cuts but analysts said given weaker oil prices, any reprieve may prove short term. FUNDAMENTALS * LME: London Metal Exchange copper rose by 0.4 percent to $6,832.50 a tonne by 0216 GMT, paring losses from the previous session when prices dipped to the weakest since

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UPDATE 1-Alibaba issues price guidance for 5-tranche, benchmark dollar bond - term sheet

HONG KONG, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday issued pricing guidance for a multi-tranche benchmark dollar bond, which is expected to price during New York hours, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

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Alibaba markets five-tranche US dollar bonds

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 (IFR) - Alibaba Group Holding, rated A1/A+/A+, is marketing five tranches of US dollar bonds in its second such offering.

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Alibaba issues price guidance for 5-tranche, benchmark sized dollar bond issue - term sheet

HONG KONG, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is making a five tranche dollar bond offering in a benchmark-sized issue expected to price later on Wednesday during New York trading hours, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

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Trump to visit Utah next week, expected to announce monument decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to visit Utah on Monday and is expected to announce his decision on whether to reduce the size of two national monuments where drilling and mining are banned, an administration official said on Tuesday.

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Vanguard to offer its first active ETF lineup in U.S.

BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group Inc on Tuesday said it will offer six actively managed exchange traded funds aimed at giving investors exposure to specific factors like low volatility or liquidity,...

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Germany clears $1.19 billion in diesel pollution funds for cities

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal government on Tuesday released 1 billion euros ($1.19 billion) of promised funding to help municipalities tackle diesel pollution but environmentalists doubt the move will help avert bans of polluting vehicles.

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RBC Investor & Treasury Services expands product management team

(Reuters) - RBC Investor & Treasury Services, a unit of Royal Bank of Canada, appointed Annette Niebuhr as managing director, network management within its product management team.

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Senior Saudi prince Miteb freed after weeks in detention: family member

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a contender to the throne, has been freed after more than three weeks in detention, a royal family member said on Tuesday on social media.

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SEC looking at fixed-income markets with 'greater focus': Clayton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton said on Tuesday that the SEC has formed a group to examine fixed-income markets with the goal of protecting retail...

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa opens three-month amnesty window for return of stolen funds

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies, he said on Tuesday.

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German cities call on Merkel to release diesel pollution funds

BERLIN (Reuters) - German cities will call on the government to immediately release 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of promised funding to cut diesel pollution and help them avert a potential ban on diesel vehicles.

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New ETF joins fight against sexual harassment in workplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exchange-traded fund is being introduced for investors who want their money kept far away from sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength', to speak again this week: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.

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Turkey's Erdogan says will speak to U.S. Trump again this week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would hold another phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump this week, after the two leaders spoke last week.

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NBA: Grizzlies ditch head coach Fizdale after eight straight losses

(The Sports Xchange) - The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach David Fizdale on Monday and named J.B. Bickerstaff as the interim head coach.

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Republicans face crucial week for tax bill

President Donald Trump and leading Republicans are making a push toward a vote on a tax cut bill as the Congressional Budget Office came out with a report critical of the legislation. CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports.

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U.S. Labor Department delays final part of fiduciary rule

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor issued an 18-month-delay on Monday for key parts of its retirement rule, including one that would require brokers to ask clients if they feel that...

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After Tumultuous Week, Germany’s Politics Look to the Familiar

Leaders of the German chancellor’s conservative party say a coalition with the Social Democrats would provide more stability than a minority government.

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Senators to watch during big week for tax reform

It's all on the line this week for Senate Republicans -- they plan to have their tax proposal on the floor for a possible vote by the end of the week.

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WRAPUP 3-China blue chips extend losses as bond market mood remains fragile

* Reports of new rules on asset-backed securities underscore regulatory concerns

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WRAPUP 2-China blue chips extend losses as bond market mood remains fragile

* Reports of new rules on asset-backed securities underscore regulatory concerns

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WRAPUP 1-China shares extend losses on fragile bond market mood

SHANGHAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - China's stock markets fell sharply on Monday, extending last week's sell-off, as investors worried about the impact of rising borrowing costs on company profits and braced for more regulatory measures as Beijing cracks down on risky financing.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

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Egypt, Roy Moore, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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James has another triple-double as Cavs win seventh straight

(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James changed shoes at halftime on Friday night. Then, he turned the game in the Cleveland Cavaliers' favor in the second half.

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UPDATE 2-Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote on ETF vs active mutual fund flows, byline) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against a backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. Retail investors, however, yanked money out of U.S.-based stock mutual funds, pulling $3.5 billion during the same period, cont

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains in broad but modest move, up 0.7 pct on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index pushed higher on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped it notch a 0.7 percent gain on the week.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy stocks, banks; up 0.7 pct on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended up on Friday, with broad gains led by modest moves higher for its heavyweight energy and financial sectors while gold miners weighed.

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Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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Uber to send out tenders on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the terms early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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BRIEF-J C Penney says online traffic was up double digits for week of black friday‍​

* Says online traffic was up double digits for the week of black friday, with mobile accounting for the majority of visits to jcp.com‍​ ‍​ Source text : [ID:http://bit.ly/2iPAEW3] Further company coverage:

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What happened this week in anything but politics

A story melted our hearts. A strange visitor came by. And celebs surprised fans. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the past seven days.

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BUZZ-U.S. stocks weekly: New highs feast

** S&P 500 snaps 2-week losing streak, finishes up about 1 pct

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UPDATE 2-Venezuela's PDVSA says making bond payments, urges trust

CARACAS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA said on Friday it was making last-minute payments on two bonds close to default, including one backed by shares in U.S.-based refiner Citgo, and called for "trust" as it seeks to maintain debt service amid a deepening economic crisis.

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UPDATE 2-European shares snap two-week losing streak as DAX gains

* Italian banks lead financials (Adds detail, closing prices)

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Trump to discuss tax plan with Senate Republicans next week: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans next week to discuss their party's efforts to pass tax reform legislation, the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee said on Friday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises in broad but modest move, eyes 0.7 pct gain on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in morning trading on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped put it on track for a 0.7 percent gain for the week.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy, bank shares; eyes 0.7 pct weekly gain

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index moved higher in early trade on Friday and was on track for a 0.7 percent gain for the week, with financial and energy shares leading a broad rise.

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Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

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France cuts cost of sacking traders to lure banks post-Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) - The French parliament has approved measures to cut the cost of sacking traders by excluding their bonuses from compulsory redundancy payouts, in a move aimed at luring banks'...

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Stocks set for first weekly gain in three, euro edges up

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for first weekly gain in three, euro edges up

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rally for 4th week, S.Africa markets jittery

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks overcame their China-fuelled jitters on Friday and were set to extended their rally for a fourth straight week, while South African assets weakened amid nervousness over a possible ratings downgrade.

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Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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UPDATE 1-European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

* Italian banks lead financials (Recasts, adds details and quotes, updates prices)

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European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher in early deals on Friday, underpinned by gains among heavyweight consumer goods firms as the pan-European STOXX 600 index was set to snap a two-week losing streak.

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BRIEF-Razor Energy qtrly adjusted funds flow $0.10 per share

* Razor Energy Corp. Announces third quarter 2017 results and record production

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EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.

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Sovereign funds pull $3.7 billion from global stock, bond markets in third quarter

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) withdrew more money from global stock and bond markets in the third quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower pace with net outflows of $3.7 billion, data...

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An increasingly desperate search continues a week on in hopes of finding the Argentine vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out

An increasingly desperate search for a missing Argentine submarine continued Thursday as the clock runs down on hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out.

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High-yield bond funds extend outflow streak - BAML

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Investors yanked $2 billion from high-yield bond funds over the past week, the fourth straight week of outflows, Bank of America Merrill Lynch data showed on Friday, as they took profits in an asset class that has yielded double-digit returns this year.

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SocGen sees limited upside in stocks as bond yields set to rise

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - With bond yields set to rise and shares already trading at expensive prices, there is little upside left in equity markets, France's Societe Generale said on Thursday in its 2018 outlook.

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Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar was on the defensive Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months while bonds celebrated a comeback on speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as previously thought.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low

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Dollar dumped, bonds boosted on Fed inflation caution

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares edged ahead on Thursday as speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as first thought slugged the dollar and boosted bonds globally.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar dumped, bonds boosted on Fed inflation caution

* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low

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Vanguard's Davis makes case for index funds even in tough times

BOSTON (Reuters) - The rush of money into big index funds has raised concerns about whether they would still prove attractive in a downturn, an issue taking on more importance especially for industry...

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Travel essentials on sale during Cyber Week

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Trump to meet congressional leaders next week on legislative issues -White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss "end-of-year legislative issues," a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Illinois returns to muni market with $750 million bond sale

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois, which sold $6 billion of bonds last month to raise money to pay overdue bills, will be back in the U.S. municipal market next week with another $750 million of debt.

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Cyber Week laptop deals you don't want to miss

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Tech still hedge funds' sweetheart sector: Goldman Sachs

LONDON (Reuters) - Tech stocks remain the largest net sector exposure for equity hedge funds, which are set to deliver their strongest returns since 2013, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday in a note on the industry's most and least favored areas of the market.

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Tech still hedge funds' sweetheart sector -Goldman Sachs

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Tech stocks remain the largest net sector exposure for equity hedge funds, which are set to deliver their strongest returns since 2013, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday in a note on the industry's most and least favoured areas of the market.

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Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

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UPDATE 1-Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

NEW YORK/CALGARY Nov 22 (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

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U.S. bond fund investors stirred, not shaken

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped millions into bond funds for a 50th straight week, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, showing that caution in recent weeks may not portend a flight from debt generally. Taxable-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) took in $839 million during the turbulent week ended Nov. 15, the lowest in nearly a year, as high-yield debt came under pressure, according to the trade group.

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Alabama prisoner recaptured after second escape in three weeks

(Reuters) - An Alabama prisoner was captured in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Tuesday, just days after his second jailbreak in three weeks, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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Pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare sign-ups: U.S.

(Reuters) - Nearly 800,000 people signed up for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance in the 39 states that use the federal government website HealthCare.gov during the third week of 2018 enrollment, a decline of about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Rosneft's Sechin a no-show as witness in bribery trial again, ordered to appear next week

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin again failed to show up as a witness at the bribery trial of a former Russian economy minister on Wednesday, prompting the judge to order him to appear next week.

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U.S. investment firm PennantPark prices $139 mln Tel Aviv bond offer

* U.S. investment firm PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Inc said on Wednesday it priced an institutional debt offering in Israel of $138.7 million of notes maturing in 2023 and paying annual interest of 3.83 percent.

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METALS-Zinc hits week high on shortages, gains in steel prices

* Copper touches highest in two weeks (Updates with official prices)

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UPDATE 1-Rosneft's Sechin summoned to testify in bribery trial next week

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A Russian judge summoned the boss of the country's biggest oil company to testify next week in the trial of a former economy minister accused of taking a bribe from him, after Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin failed to appear in court on Wednesday.

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Your Money: Uncertain future for those counting on medical deductions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - At a retirement community near Chicago, Jay Schachner and his friends are nervously awaiting the fate of their medical expenses amid U.S. tax overhaul.

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The highlights from Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week's third edition of its annual fair saw the international design community flock to the city to explore the many offerings on show at the recently established D3 Design District.

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BRIEF-UK's FCA fines bond trader 60,000 pounds for market abuse‍​‍​

* IMPOSED ON PAUL WALTER, A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL LTD BOND TRADER, FINANCIAL PENALTY OF 60,090 POUNDS FOR ENGAGING IN MARKET ABUSE‍​‍​‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2jekggW) Further company coverage:

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Nikkei rises to near 2-week high before holiday as large-caps gain

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near two-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank and Fanuc, and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets.