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Bitcoin rockets above $5,000 to all-time high

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LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time on Thursday, jumping as much as 8 percent on the day as investors shrugged off the latest warnings on the risks of buying into the booming cryptocurrency market. [Source]

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Trump: Raqqa fall 'critical breakthrough', end of Islamic State in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as "a critical breakthrough" in a worldwide campaign against the militants.

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U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

(Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

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Sacramento Kings hire full-time female coach

(The Sports Xchange) - Jenny Boucek became the second current full-time female coach in the NBA on Friday, when the Sacramento Kings hired the former WNBA coach as assistant coach for player development.

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UPDATE 3-Brazil judge gives creditors more time to work out Oi restructuring

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The judge overseeing phone carrier Oi SA's bankruptcy case agreed on Friday to give creditors and the company more time to reconcile competing restructuring proposals, 16 months into Brazil's largest in-court reorganization.

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In New York, an Influential First Lady Redefines the Position

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, has far extended the boundaries of what a first lady does in the city.

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Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions

America’s approach to global trade hangs in the balance as top advisers spar over fulfilling the president’s get-tough promises

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Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities.

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Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.

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With time, shoe inserts may help ease plantar heel pain

(Reuters Health) - It could take a little time for orthotic shoe inserts to help relieve plantar heel pain, but the prefabricated versions sold in drugstores may work just as well as more expensive custom alternatives, a recent study suggests.

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Tennis: Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

(Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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BRIEF-First Financial declares special dividend of $1.50/share

* First Financial - co's ‍directors declared special dividend of $1.50/share payable on Dec 1 to shareholders of record at close of business Nov 17, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix season opener short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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BRIEF-Baker Hughes expects activity to stay flat through year-end - Conf Call

* Baker Hughes - Expect activity to stay flat through year-end till market has "better line of sight" into 2018 budgets, operators' production hedge positions - Conf Call

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Fine Arts & Exhibits: An Auction Setup at Christie’s: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint

Go behind the scenes at Christie’s New York as workers prepare for the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction with goods worth millions of dollars.

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BRIEF-First Quantum Minerals signs new term loan and revolving credit facility

* First Quantum Minerals Ltd says has signed a new term loan and revolving credit facility with its core relationship banks​

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Ines Rau makes history as first trans Playmate

The late Hugh Hefner broke ground with Playboy, and now the first issue of the magazine since his recent death is doing the same.

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London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.

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Namibia tells Airbnb hosts to register or face jail

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia said on Friday that local home owners listed with U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc risk imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of this year.

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EU opens investigation into Chinese e-bike imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday launched an investigation into the import of electronic bikes (e-bikes) from China after European producers complained that they are being sold at excessively low prices with the help of unfair subsidies.

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Ride hailing firm Grab secures up to $700 million in debt facilities

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grab, the main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], said on Friday it had secured debt facilities of up to $700 million to help it create the largest car rental program in southeast Asia.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 20

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Dodgers 11, Cubs 1 | Los Angeles wins series, 4-1: Dodgers Crush the Cubs and Reach Their First World Series Since 1988

Enrique Hernandez, a utility player for the Dodgers, hit three home runs in the Game 5 win, including a grand slam in the third inning.

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BRIEF-‍Qualcomm Technologies and SenseTime Group announce plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence and machine learning for future mobile, IoT products​

* Co,SenseTime Group announce plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence and machine learning for future mobile, IoT products​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will respond to permit requests within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.

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PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Oct. 20

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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BRIEF-First South Bancorp reports Q3 earnings per share $0.31

* First South Bancorp Inc - qtrly ‍net interest income after provision for credit losses $9.5 million versus $8.1 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Billions in tax breaks offered to Amazon for second headquarters

(Reuters) - A public contest ending Thursday to bid over housing Amazon.com Inc's second headquarters has drawn pitches from governors and a prime minister, marketing campaigns and offers of tax credits worth at least as much as $7 billion.

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BRIEF-WashingtonFirst Bankshares reports Q3 EPS of $0.41

* WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. reports 13 percent increase in net income for the third quarter 2017

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Books of The Times: In ‘Righteous,’ a Stand-Up Sleuth Investigates His Brother’s Murder

Joe Ide’s follow-up to his award-winning debut novel, “IQ,” begins in the exact spot that story left off: in a junkyard with a car full of evidence.

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Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's $1 billion funding round

(Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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EU lawmakers agree to strengthen privacy rules for WhatsApp, Skype

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers voted on Thursday to bring online messaging and email services such as WhatsApp and Skype into the scope of tough telecoms privacy rules that will restrict how they can track users.

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'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple shares lower

(Reuters) - Signs of poor demand for the iPhone 8 fueled more questions on Thursday over Apple Inc's strategy of releasing two phones within months of each other in 2017, sending its shares almost 3 percent lower.

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Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's latest $1 billion funding

(Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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BRIEF-Boeing says 16 new orders for week through Oct 17

* Boeing says 16 new orders (unidentified customer(s) for 16 737s). In the changes category, reduced 737 orders by 16 for week through Oct 17 Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS COMMITS TO CERTAIN TIMELINES WITH U.S. DOJ

* MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS SAYS ‍ON OCT 17, CO COMMITTED TO CERTAIN TIMELINES WITH UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE​ - SEC FILING

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Alphabet leads Lyft's latest $1 billion funding

(Reuters) - Uber rival Lyft said on Thursday Capital G, the growth investment fund of Google parent company Alphabet Inc , led a $1 billion round of financing, boosting the valuation of the ride-hailing service to $11 billion.

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UPDATE 1-In blow to Britain, Goldman CEO says to spend more time in Frankfurt

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein is planning to spend a lot more time in Frankfurt, he said on Thursday, as the Wall Street bank pushes ahead with plans to make the German city a major base after Britain leaves the European Union.

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Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.

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'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple lower

(Reuters) - Signs of poor demand for the iPhone 8 fueled more market questions over Apple Inc's double 2017 iPhone release strategy, sending its shares down as much as 2.6 percent on Thursday.

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Just relax, Europe's tech leader SAP tells investors, fourth quarter will be dynamite

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - SAP , Europe's most valuable technology stock, predicted a "dynamite" fourth quarter for its cloud computing business, helping its shares erase losses after third-quarter results fell short of market expectations.

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Stocks stumble off all-time highs, kiwi takes a dive

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks set a fresh record high before stalling in Europe on Thursday, as the longest winning streak for Japanese stocks since 1998 and the first close above 23,000 for Wall Street's Dow index helped to offset nerves about Spain.

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TSMC sees on-quarter revenue growth at 10 pct ahead of iPhone X launch

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said demand from mobile device makers is likely to push October-December revenue growth to 10 percent from three months prior, in a quarter when client Apple Inc begins sales of its iPhone X.

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Japan finance sector to reap digital currency benefits, says MUFG chief

TOKYO (Reuters) - The chief executive of Japan's largest bank expects new business opportunities to appear as digital currencies allow collection of data on how people use their money.

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BRIEF-Dennys says expanding into Europe through a franchise agreement ​

* Says ‍announced its expansion into Europe through a franchise agreement with Denny's Magic Diners U.K.​

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Ryanair, Google and eDreams reach settlement over advertisements

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair reached a settlement with Google and online travel agent eDreams to end legal proceedings in the Irish High Court over what it said were misleading advertisements for Ryanair flights, the airline said on Thursday.

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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

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Samsung, Omnitracs expand tablet offering for U.S. truck fleets

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and U.S. truck fleet services company Omnitracs said on Thursday they are rolling out a tablet-software package to help smaller carriers comply with a looming federal regulation to log driver hours electronically.

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Vestas to build first large-scale battery storage project for wind, solar

COPENHAGEN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Denmark's Vestas will help to build the world's first utility-scale project that uses battery technology to store power from both wind and solar sources, it said on Thursday.

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Apple shares drop on iPhone 8 demand worries

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's shares fell 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Thursday on growing concerns about muted demand for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

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World stocks stumble after all-time high, kiwi takes a dive

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks set a fresh record high before stalling in Europe on Thursday, as the longest winning streak for Japanese stocks since 1998 and the first close above 23,000 for Wall Street's Dow index helped to offset nerves in Spain.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks stumble after all-time high, kiwi takes a dive

* MSCI world index drops off latest high as Spain weighs on Europe China Q3 GDP growth slows slightly to 6.8 pct vs 6.9 pct in Q2

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TSMC's third-quarter net profit falls 7 percent on supply constraints, beats estimates

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) on Thursday said supply-chain inventory constraints pulled down net profit in the third quarter, albeit by a lesser degree than analysts had estimated.

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SAP profits miss forecasts as cloud shift inflates costs

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - SAP , Europe's most valuable technology company, missed market expectations for third-quarter profit as it invested heavily to shift business customers into cloud computing.

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New Zealand First says supports Labour Party for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said on Thursday he would support the Labour Party to form government after an inconclusive Sept. 23 election, making Jacinda Ardern the country's third female prime minister.

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TSMC's third-quarter net profit falls 7.1 percent, beats estimates

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday said net profit fell 7.1 percent in the three months through September, slightly better than analyst estimates.

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SAP third-quarter growth slows on cloud, licenses dip

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - SAP , Europe's most valuable technology company, reported that third-quarter revenue growth slowed after a strong first half and profits came up just short of analysts' expectations.

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Samsung Electronics shares fall 3 percent, easing from record-high on profit-taking

SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd extended losses on Thursday, easing from a record-high reached on Tuesday due to profit-taking.

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China's Meituan Dianping raises $4 billion, valuing firm at $30 billion

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest on-demand internet services platform, Meituan Dianping, has raised $4 billion in a new funding round, valuing the firm at $30 billion, it said on Thursday.

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Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy

The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.

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METALS-Copper marks time ahead of China reports

MELBOURNE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London copper marked time on Thursday amid prospects of better demand and ahead of a slew of economic readings out of China that were expected to signal a slowdown in economic growth. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was barely changed at $6,982 a tonne by 0136 GMT, having closed a tad softer in the previous session. A close below the $7,000 watermark may trigger a technical consolidation. LME copper hit

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What we learned from the first way, way too early 2020 New Hampshire primary poll

We're still 1,112 days away from the next presidential election, but that isn't stopping your first look at what to expect in the New Hampshire primary.

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Toshiba investigated by Japan's securities watchdog: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp's accounting practices for the last business year to see if it properly handled the losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

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Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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US STOCKS-Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

* Indexes up: Dow 0.7 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.01 pct (Adds FACTBOX and GRAPHIC on Dow milestones)

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Fed to step-up focus on payment security with study, working groups: Fed's Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is stepping-up its focus on payment security as the industry reaches a "critical juncture" driven by new technologies, Federal Reserve board governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday.

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Longtime AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault is stepping down

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Amazon Web Services resolves connectivity issues in Oregon region

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's web services unit said on Wednesday that it resolved connectivity issues that affected its Direct Connect customers in the Oregon region in the United States.

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Adobe forecasts FY18 profit above estimates, shares surge

(Reuters) - Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue and profit for fiscal 2018 due to growth in its cloud business, sending its shares up 8 percent in extended trading.

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Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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BRIEF-First Connecticut Bancorp reports Q3 earnings per share $0.35

* First Connecticut Bancorp Inc reports third quarter 2017 earnings of $0.35 diluted earnings per share

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Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 23,000 level for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after the computing giant hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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Adobe forecasts fiscal 2018 revenue, profit above expectations

(Reuters) - Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue and profit for fiscal 2018 on growth in its cloud business, sending its shares up 5 percent in extended trading.

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Browsing: Who Doesn’t Like Being First?

Here’s how to get a jump on next season’s trends right now.

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Tech firms improve cooperation on extremism but more needed, U.S. security chief says

LONDON (Reuters) - Technology firms have improved cooperation with the authorities in tackling online militant material but still must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in homegrown extremism, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said on Wednesday.

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Norway to appoint first woman foreign minister: reports

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide will on Friday be named minister of foreign affairs, making her the first woman to hold the post, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Some children's GPS watches have security flaws: EU consumer group

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some smartwatches for children sold in Europe pose security risks, including potentially allowing hackers to take control of and track a watch, the EU's main consumer lobby said on Wednesday, following a new report by one of its members.

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Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies.

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BRIEF-Brazilian antitrust authority approves AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

* Brazilian antitrust authority approves AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

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Cryptocurrency hedge funds top 100 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, of which more than three-quarters launched in 2017.

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Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Sandy Spring Bancorp, WashingtonFirst Bankshares stockholders approve merger

* Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. and WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. receive stockholder approvals for acquisition

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Chinese fintech firm Qudian impresses in U.S. market debut

(Reuters) - Shares of Qudian Inc rose as much as 48 percent in their market debut on Wednesday, valuing the online micro-credit firm at about $11.67 billion in the biggest U.S. listing by a Chinese company this year.

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IBM shares head for biggest gain in eight years

(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines Inc surged 9 percent on Wednesday after it beat expectations on revenue and gave an outlook that hinted one of the world's first big computing names was back on a growth track after six years in retreat.

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UPDATE 1-Puma raises outlook for third time this year

* Puma, Adidas taking U.S. market share from Nike (Adds details, background)

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Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment: report

(Reuters) - Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired late on Tuesday.

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Apple and GE team up on software to track power plants, machinery

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and General Electric Co say they are working together to make it easier to write software that can track power plants and jet engines on Apple's iPhones and iPads.

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Big Blue back on the attack, analysts cautious

(Reuters) - IBM shares surged 5 percent on Wednesday after the world's first big computing company beat expectations on third-quarter revenue and gave an outlook that hinted it was back on a growth track after six years in retreat.

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UPDATE 3-Akzo cuts profit goal for second time since fending off PPG

* Still planning special dividend, chemicals sale (Recasts to focus on Akzo's missed promise, adds detail)

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Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies.

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US STOCKS-Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies.

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EU-U.S. data transfer pact passes first annual review

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers won a green light from the European Union on Wednesday after a first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans' data stored on U.S. servers.

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Online groceries are a hard sell, even to avid internet shoppers: poll

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business.

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Frugal Traveler: Navigating Sometimes Chaotic, Always Fascinating Addis Ababa

Not only can the Ethiopian capital be done inexpensively, you will also find fascinating cultural landmarks, wonderful food and an almost unparalleled coffee culture.

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China's electric car output to hit one million next year: BAIC chairman

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's electric vehicle (EV) production could touch 1 million units next year and 3 million units by 2020, said Xu Heyi, chairman of carmaker BAIC Group, on Wednesday, likely exceeding a government set target.

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UPDATE 1-Flybe warns on first-half profit, blames higher maintenance costs

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - British regional airline Flybe warned on Wednesday that first-half profit would be lower than expected, blaming higher costs related to aircraft maintenance.

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Fiji to sell world's first climate-change "green" bonds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

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TIMELINE-Rio Tinto faces fraud charges over Mozambique coal investment

SYDNEY, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged mining company Rio Tinto Plc and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in Mozambique and concealed critical information while tapping the market for billions of dollars.

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EU-U.S. data transfer pact to pass first annual review

BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will get the green light from the European Union on Wednesday after the first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans' data stored on U.S. servers.

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Hayward fractures ankle in first appearance for Celtics

(The Sports Xchange) - New Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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Verizon to pay $17.7 million to resolve school broadband probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program.

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GM's Ammann says company moving 'really quickly' on autonomous cars

Laguna Beach, Calif. (Reuters) - After a series of acquisitions, General Motors Co has the building blocks it needs to deploy a large-scale fleet of robot cars, the automaker's president said on Tuesday.

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Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was swept away in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday by Magdalena Rybarikova, while sixth-seeded Daria Gavrilova beat Kristyna Pliskova to make it to the round of 16.

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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.

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Bank of Canada, TMX to test blockchain for securities settlement

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's central bank, Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group Ltd and Payments Canada said on Tuesday they will collaborate to test the use of blockchain technology for automating the securities settlement process.

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Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

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Alphabet to develop high-tech waterfront site in Toronto

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian authorities on Tuesday tapped Google parent Alphabet Inc to help plan a mixed-use development along Toronto's Lake Ontario waterfront using cutting-edge digital technologies and urban design.

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BRIEF-Whatsapp rolls out feature allowing users to share location in real-time - blog

* Says rolling out a new feature that allows users to share location in real-time Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yxcZ5o)

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Dow tops 23,000-mark for the first time on strong earnings

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the 23,000-mark for the first time on Tuesday, powered by strong earnings from UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson.

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Me Time: I Took It With a Grain of Salt

You can hang out on a beach made of salt or lie naked in a pod. Either way, prepare to moisturize afterward.

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UPDATE 1-Illinois sells first $1.5 bln of bonds to pay overdue bills

CHICAGO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Illinois on Tuesday sold the first $1.5 billion of a planned $6 billion of tax-exempt debt in the U.S. municipal market, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch winning $1 billion of general obligation bonds and J.P. Morgan Securities winning $500 million of bonds in competitive bidding.

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US STOCKS-Dow tops 23,000-mark for the first time on strong earnings

* Indexes: Dow up 0.05 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq down 0.05 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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Transenterix won't compete head-on with Intuitive Surgical: CEO

(Reuters) - Transenterix Inc's chief executive played down on Tuesday the threat posed by his company's surgical robotic system to market leader Intuitive Surgical Inc, saying he did not expect the two to compete head on.

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Alphabet to develop high-tech site in Toronto: sources

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc, the owner of Google, will announce plans to help develop a section of Toronto's waterfront on Tuesday, in the biggest project disclosed so far by its Sidewalk Labs unit that is using new technologies to develop high-tech urban areas.

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Dow cruises past 23,000 for 1st time

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Dow breaches 23,000-mark for the first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday led by more than 5 percent gain in UnitedHealth.

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US STOCKS-Dow breaches 23,000-mark for the first time

* Indexes: Dow up 0.05 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq down 0.05 pct (Updates prices, changes comment, adds details)

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Journalist: Why does Trump just make stuff up all the time?

Ryan Lizza and Jason Miller argue about whether President Trump is making false claims.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow cracks 23,000 mark for the first time

Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Dow Industrials breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday, helped by a rally in shares of UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson.

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Yankee Fans Take Another Poll: This Time They Like Joe

Girardi, the Yankees manager, was excoriated by the team’s fans after he blundered in the first round of the playoffs. But now it’s the second round, and all is forgiven.

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Airbnb Africa arrivals more than double to 1.2 million

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, its senior official said on Tuesday.

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GM to test self-driving cars in N.Y. in early 2018: Gov. Cuomo

(Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Synchronoss to sell cloud software unit to Siris in $1 billion deal

(Reuters) - Software maker Synchronoss Technologies Inc said private equity firm Siris Capital Partners would buy its Intralinks Holding unit in a deal worth about $1 billion, higher than it previous offer.

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Synchronoss to sell unit to Siris Capital for $1 billion

(Reuters) - Software maker Synchronoss Technologies Inc said private equity firm Siris Capital Partners would buy its Intralinks Holding unit in a deal worth about $1 billion.

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Uber loses another senior figure as European policy chief quits

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's European policy chief Christopher Burghardt is quitting to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint, the companies said on Tuesday, becoming latest senior figure to leave the taxi app.

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U.S. online retail sales likely to surpass $1 trillion by 2027: FTI

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. online retail sales will surpass $1 trillion by 2027 compared with $445 billion this year, according to a forecast by business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc, as more Americans move away from brick-and-mortar stores.

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Uber loses another senior figure as European policy chief quits: FT

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's European policy chief Christopher Burghardt has quit to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint, the latest senior figure to leave the taxi app, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

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Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

(Reuters) - Alphabet's Google Inc said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for some users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers.

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Mexico tech industry benefits from U.S. anti-immigration stance

SAN FRANCISCO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Amazon, Facebook and other U.S. tech companies are expanding operations south of the border as Mexico works to capitalize on the Trump administration’s anti-immigration stance.

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PayPal rolls out Venmo payments to its U.S. retailers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc said more than two million U.S. retailers will be able to accept payments through its mobile app Venmo starting this week, seeking to broaden its reach with a brand that has been a hit with young people.

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Volvo unveils first Polestar model, part of green car push in China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Volvo Cars and its Chinese parent unveiled their first Polestar model and plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($760 million) in the electric vehicle brand, gearing up for intense competition to sell green cars in the world's biggest auto market.

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U.S. takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States said it launched its first attack on Islamic State's deadly Yemen branch on Monday with a series of nighttime airstrikes that residents said targeted two villages and killed several people.

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The Tennessee senator says his harsh critique of the President has 'been building for some time'

He called the White House "an adult day care center." He suggested President Donald Trump was setting the nation on a course to "World War III." And he said Trump "concerns me," adding that the President was treating the office "like a reality show."

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Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California's celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed in the state's deadliest wildfires, as survivors slowly began returning home.

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Facebook buys teen app tbh

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc has acquired tbh, an app popular among teens, as the world's largest social network looks to attract more users.

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Battery startup taps carbon in race to replace lithium-ion cells

DETROIT (Reuters) - In an auto industry race to develop electric vehicle batteries that charge faster and are cheaper and safer than lithium-ion cells, startup Zap&Go will do all that with its carbon-ion alternative 'within a few years', a company executive said.

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Six times President Trump denied collusion

In the face of ongoing scrutiny over interference in the 2016 election, Donald Trump has strongly denied any ties or collusion with Russia.

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BRIEF-ServisFirst Bancshares reports Q3 earnings $0.47/shr

* ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. Announces results for third quarter of 2017

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North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

TORONTO (Reuters) - Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system.

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Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.

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Android co-creator's startup sued over connector technology

(Reuters) - Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors.

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Bain Capital, Andreessen Horowitz confirm investment in new crypto-currency

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bain Capital Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz have participated in the pre-sale of a new crypto-currency called basecoin, the companies have confirmed.

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In first, scientists detect light from gravitational wave source

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

TORONTO (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

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First-seen neutron star collision creates light, gravitational waves and gold

For the first time, two neutron stars in a nearby galaxy have been observed engaging in a spiral death dance around one another until they collided. What resulted from that collision is being called an "unprecedented" discovery that is ushering in a new era of astronomy, scientists announced Monday.

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LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.

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U.S. Supreme Court to decide major Microsoft email privacy fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas.

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In first, scientists detect gravitational waves and light from star collision

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

(Reuters) - Belgian researchers have discovered a flaw in a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications that could allow hackers to read information that was previously understood to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware, they said on Monday.

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Huawei aims to challenge Apple and Samsung on technology as well as price

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei [HWT.UL] has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.

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JPMorgan launches payments network using blockchain technology

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it launched a new payment processing network that uses blockchain technology, in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.

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BRIEF-Ardelyx announces Tenapanor reduces pain caused by IBS-C through inhibition of TRPV-1 signaling

* Ardelyx announces Tenapanor reduces pain caused by IBS-c through inhibition of TRPV-1 signaling

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Kazakhtelecom may be first key state company to list abroad in 2018

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's largest telecom operator may be the first of three big state-run companies to list abroad in 2018, an executive at the Kazakh sovereign wealth fund said on Monday, as the country looks to attract billions of dollars in its privatization drive.

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German ambassador warns that internet controls could harm companies, isolate China

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's internet restrictions have struck a "new blow" against foreign companies working there, Germany's ambassador said on Monday, warning that such moves could undermine Beijing's political and commercial ties with the world.

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Investment firm Investor AB overtakes Cevian as top Ericsson owner

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Investor AB has regained the position as the biggest shareholder in mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson during the third quarter, overtaking Cevian Capital, the investment firm said on Monday.

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Italy's undersecretary not aware of talks with Telecom Italia over network spin-off

PRATO, Italy - (Reuters) - The Italian government is not currently talking to Telecom Italia about the idea of spinning off the group's fixed-line network, a junior minister said on Monday.

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Baidu's iQiyi picks BofA, Credit Suisse, Goldman for U.S. IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Baidu Inc's iQiyi, a Netflix style video streaming service in China, has picked three banks to help arrange a U.S. initial public offering (IPO) worth about $1 billion, IFR reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the plans.

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Daimler takes first steps on new structure for cars and trucks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Daimler said it has taken the first steps towards a new structure that could see its Mercedes Benz cars and vans and its Daimler Trucks divisions split off into separate entities.

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Britain's Johnson says time to begin 'serious negotiations' on Brexit

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was time to begin "serious negotiations" on Brexit, hours before his boss, Prime Minister Theresa May, visits Brussels in an attempt to unlock the stalled talks.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 16

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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India's Flipkart in talks to buy stake in BookMyShow - Economic Times

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is in talks for a partnership with online ticketing platform BookMyShow in a bid to build out its services and transaction offering, the Economic Times newspaper reported.

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BrainStorm enrolls first patients in advanced ALS stem cell trial

TEL AVIV, Oct 16 (Reuters) - BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics said the first patients have been enrolled in a late-stage trial of its treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at Massachusetts General Hospital and UC Irvine Medical Center in California.

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Roommates film harrowing drive through flames

Two roommates in California recorded footage as they attempted to escape form the wildfires that have killed dozens of people.

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PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - October 16

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorney Charles Harder has withdrawn from the legal team of Harvey Weinstein after previously threatening to sue the New York Times over its reports that the movie producer had been the target of sexual harassment complaints, said a source familiar with the matter on Sunday.

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Time running out for NAFTA talks, set to be extended: sources

ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an end-year deadline as tensions rise, three sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops': Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops."

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Trevor Noah to Speak With The Times Tonight About Race and Identity

Mr. Noah, the host of “The Daily Show,” will discuss key issues Sunday night with John Eligon, a New York Times reporter who covers race. Watch live at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

DUBAI, Oct 15 (Reuters) - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets.

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Pope canonizes first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis canonized 35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico and considered the first Christians killed for their faith in the New World.

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Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in each set to beat Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(8).

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California fires: 'Nothing to sift through'

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Downcast Venezuela opposition seeks blow to Maduro through ballot box

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's political crisis shifts from barricades to the ballot box on Sunday with gubernatorial elections that could hand the demoralized opposition a major victory against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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The Fire Is Roaring Over the Ridge. It’s Time to Go.

Some had just seconds to spare before their homes and neighborhoods were consumed by the deadly fires in California.

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Euro zone wages will take time to rise: Draghi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wages in the 19-country euro zone are rising slower than the European Central Bank hoped and will likely take more time to respond to improved growth, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Saturday.

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Times Insider: New York Times Recipe Commenters (Politely) Spill Their Guts

Communities like NYT Cooking can feel like a safe space in which to vent.

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Heard the One About Asia’s Comedy Scene? First, You’ll Need a Permit

Comedians in some Asian countries must have their scripts approved while finding creative ways to joke about sex and politics so as not to offend the government.

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Iran was behind cyber attack on British lawmakers in June: The Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran carried out a cyber attack on British lawmakers earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident.

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BRIEF-AutoCanada says acquired its first Mazda dealership

* AutoCanada acquires its first Mazda dealership; continues to expand Montréal presence Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Constitution natgas pipe could enter service by first half 2019

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Constitution Pipeline said on Friday that its natural gas pipe from Pennsylvania to New York could enter service as early as the first half of 2019 if it gets the necessary regulatory approvals.

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Princeton graduates' crypto-currency wins backing of big U.S. investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors including Digital Currency Group have taken part in a pre-sale of basecoin, a crypto-currency to be created by three Princeton University computer science graduates, Intangible Labs CEO and co-founder Nader Al-Naji said.

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BRIEF-TerraForm Power says ‍stockholders as of merger effective time to receive special dividend of $1.94 per share​

* TerraForm Power Inc announces stock oversubscription in merger consideration election

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BRIEF-Orexigen announces favorable decision from U.S. court in patent litigation, confirming exclusivity for Contrave through 2030

* Orexigen announces favorable decision from U.S. District Court in patent litigation, confirming exclusivity for Contrave through 2030

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Russia's MTS bets on 'fancy' fintech to capture clients

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's largest telecoms operator MTS is betting on financial services as one way to stop its customers from hanging up in a highly-competitive market.

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First spending boost in years set to pad tech stock earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first global increase in corporate spending since 2012 will likely boost the earnings of technology companies outside of the so-called FAANG group of Facebook Inc , Amazon.com Inc , Apple Inc , Netflix Inc and Google , adding momentum to a 25 percent rally in the sector for the year to date.

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Social Media Guidelines for The Times Newsroom

Social media plays a vital role in our journalism. But we also need to make sure that we are engaging responsibly.

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Female ride-hailing apps grow in Brazil on safety concerns

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing startups that cater solely to women are catching on in Brazil, reflecting safety concerns in one of the biggest markets for Uber Technologies Inc and other incumbents, which have invested heavily in security features.

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BRIEF-Biotime announces pricing of $25 mln public offering of common stock

* Biotime, Inc. Announces pricing of $25.0 million public offering of common stock

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Amazon steps up UK expansion drive with new distribution center

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon said on Friday it would open a new distribution center in Bolton, northwest England, in 2018, stepping up its expansion drive in its third-largest market outside North America.

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Is it time to talk about the 25th Amendment?

Recent news stories about the Trump White House and the fears voiced by prominent legislators like Senator Bob Corker raise a serious question: Is it time to consider the unthinkable and look at the options offered by the 25th Amendment?

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Italy likely to discuss use of 'golden power' over Telecom Italia on Monday: government source

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Cabinet is likely to discuss on Monday the use of its so-called "golden power" that allows it to intervene to protect strategic companies, a government source said on Friday, amid concern over ownership of Telecom Italia.

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Uber embarks on legal battle to retain London license

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] lodged a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London's transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in its most important European market, the first stop on what is set to be a long legal road.

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Uber appeals against loss of London license

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] submitted a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London's transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in one of its most important markets.

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Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Behind bars, Samsung scion Lee sees his wealth top $2 billion

SEOUL (Reuters) - Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire heir to South Korea's Samsung Group, should find some comfort that its crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has reported record profit every quarter since he was jailed in February, making him even richer.

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Jason Aldean rallies crowd at first concert since shooting

Singer Jason Aldean has resumed his They Don't Know Tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma, two weeks after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Toshiba discussing joint investment in chips with Western Digital

YOKKAICHI, Japan (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said it is discussing joint investment in a new chip production line with Western Digital Corp - its estranged business partner after the Japanese firm chose a different suitor to buy its $18 billion semiconductor business.

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Times Journalists Discuss Covering the Trump Administration

Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, joined White House correspondents Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker in a conversation moderated by Jim Rutenberg, a media columnist, on the president's relationship with the media, the role of Twitter and more.