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Motor racing: No halo but IndyCar could see screen next year

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Indycar has ruled out using a head protection device similar to Formula One's halo but a screen could yet be introduced some time next season, according to series chief executive Mark Miles.

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Don Lemon's open letter to President Trump: 'Please stop!'

Dear Mr. President,

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Don Lemon's open letter to Trump: Enough

CNN's Don Lemon reads an open letter he penned to President Donald Trump and Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson.

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Brazilian phone carrier Oi suffers two setbacks in debt restructuring

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA faced two setbacks from the government on Monday in its efforts to pull off the country's biggest-ever in-court debt restructuring.

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Australia publishes draft laws for relaxed fintech regulation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government published draft laws on Tuesday that would let financial technology companies operate without a full licence, a measure it said would encourage innovation without compromising existing levels of consumer protection.

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New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co.: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, and sent the company a subpoena on Monday, a source familiar with the investigation said.

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New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, and sent the company a subpoena on Monday, a source familiar with the investigation said.

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Triple-digit heat forecast for World Series opener

There will be no escaping the record heat when the World Series kicks off Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. And we don't mean the fastballs thrown by Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.

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Texas police say body found in Texas 'most likely' missing three-year-old girl

(Reuters) - The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a girl reported missing by her father about two weeks ago, police in the Dallas suburb of Richardson said on Monday.

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Amazon's next target? Etsy-styled arts and crafts

Is there any part of the retail world that Jeff Bezos doesn't want to dominate?

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Amazon receives 238 proposals for its second headquarters

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America vying to host the company's second headquarters, it said on Monday.

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Norway to open first underwater restaurant

Europe will soon see its first underwater restaurant, according to the project's Norwegian architects. The planned concrete structure features a 36-foot wide panoramic window and is designed to become part of the marine environment. It's expected to be completed by early 2019, with construction work starting in February 2018, at the southernmost point of Norway's coastline.

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BofA fortifies online banking with new security layer

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp will start using an additional layer of authentication for its online banking services, the Wall Street bank said on Monday, amid a wave of high-profile data breaches at several big U.S. companies.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street opens at record highs, Treasury yields lower

* U.S. Treasury yields lower (Updates with U.S. trading, changes byline, dateline; previously London)

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Halep too strong for Garcia in Singapore opener

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Simona Halep made a winning start to her WTA Finals campaign with an impressive 6-4 6-2 victory over Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia on Monday, the Romanian surging clear in the second set to subdue her in-form opponent at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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The 24-year-old pilot taking off on Instagram

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BRIEF-Aqua Metals expects to have all 16 AquaRefining modules installed and commissioned by end of year​

* Aqua Metals Inc - ‍ expects to have all 16 AquaRefining modules installed and commissioned by end of year​

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Wall Street opens at record after Abe election win

(Reuters) - The three major Wall Street indexes opened at record highs on Monday as investors cheered the continuation of Abenomics following the Japanese ruling party's emphatic win in the weekend polls.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens at record after Abe election win

Oct 23 (Reuters) - The three major Wall Street indexes opened at record highs on Monday as investors cheered the continuation of Abenomics following the Japanese ruling party's emphatic win in the weekend polls.

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Israel's water worries return after four years of drought

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It was a source of national pride - technology and discipline besting a crippling lack of water.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal optimistic about Twitter investment: CNBC

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns investment firm Kingdom Holding, said in an interview with CNBC on Monday that he was optimistic about his investment in Twitter.

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Activist mulls next step after failed Johnston Press board ousting

LONDON/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Activist investor Custos Group is considering its next steps after discovering a clause in a bondholder deal that hindered its attempt to oust Johnston Press top...

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U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl faces life in prison as sentencing hearing opens

(Reuters) - A sentencing hearing begins on Monday to determine the fate of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could face life in prison after pleading guilty to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops.

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Kaspersky Lab to open software to review, says nothing to hide

(Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to review the security of its anti-virus software, which the U.S. government has said could jeopardize national security, citing concerns over Kremlin influence and hijacking by Russian spies.

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Singapore to halt car population growth from next year

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore, one of the world's most expensive places to own a vehicle, will not allow any growth in its car population from February, citing the small city-state's land scarcity and billions of dollars in planned public transport investments.

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In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Crammed into tumble-down shacks on a sandspit that the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, the residents of Liberia's most notorious slum have one common desire: an end to their daily struggle with dire poverty.

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D.E.A. Says Hondurans Opened Fire During a Drug Raid. A Video Suggests Otherwise.

Now made public, the government’s surveillance video strongly suggests the agency’s account of a raid in Honduras, where four civilians died, was not accurate.

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Japan's Kobe Steel considering withdrawing its full year earnings forecast: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd is considering withdrawing its earnings forecast for this fiscal year as it struggles to quantify the impact of its data falsification scandal, Kyodo reported on Monday.

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European shares open sideways, Spain underperforms again

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - European shares opened sideways on Monday, with Madrid's bourse underperforming its peers for another session as the ongoing crisis in Catalonia continued to take its toll.

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Tencent unit China Literature launches up to $1.1 billion HK IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Literature Ltd, China's largest online publishing and e-book company, launched an initial public offering for up to $1.1 billion on Monday, seeking funds for acquisitions and to expand its digital publishing business.

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Body of small child found during search for 3-year-old

Texas authorities on Sunday discovered the body of a small child while searching for a 3-year-old girl who has been missing for more than two weeks.

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China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.

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INSIGHT-China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

* China lithium battery waste to reach 170,000 tonnes next yr

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Top Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of the year, while keeping their options open on how to pay for sweeping tax cuts.

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Opening bourse wider, Saudi to let foreigners take strategic stakes in firms

DUBAI, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will let foreign investors take strategic stakes of 10 percent or more in stock exchange-listed companies, the securities regulator said on Sunday, expanding an effort to attract foreign capital and technology to the kingdom.

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Top Senate Republican aims for tax bill by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican says he believes Congress can pass tax legislation by year-end, and he and other leaders are not abandoning the goal of a revenue-neutral bill.

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Austria's likely next chancellor hopes to form govt. in 60 days: paper

ZURICH (Reuters) - Austria's likely next chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, wants talks over a new government to last no more than two months, he said in a newspaper interview published in Sunday.

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Ruthless Pliskova eases past Williams in Singapore opener

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova put on a ruthless display of big hitting to swat aside crowd favorite Venus Williams 6-2 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

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$4 million Rodin sculpture discovered in NJ town hall by 22-year-old archivist

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

(Reuters) - South Korean Ji Eun-hee lifted her first LPGA title in eight years with an emphatic six-stroke victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

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Polls open as Slovenian president runs for his second mandate

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates.

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Reopening of schools could bring some normalcy to Puerto Rico

As some public schools begin to reopen more than a month after Hurricane Maria plowed across Puerto Rico, Ezequiel Torres Rivas continues to call a high school classroom in the town of Corazal his home.

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Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules

The ruling, which gave the federal government 11 days to find a sponsor to take custody of the teenager, could put her health at risk, doctors said.

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Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe's nearly five-year rule

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.

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Chen, Medvedeva win grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States won the first grand prix event of the season in Moscow on Saturday, while Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva took first place in the women's event despite a fall.

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Chen wins grand prix opener, Hanyu second

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States won the first grand prix event of the season in Moscow on Saturday, defeating Japanese rival Yuzuru Hanyu by just over three points.

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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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US deficit hits $666 billion -- this year

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Chen, Medvedeva lead in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States stunned reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan in the grand prix season opening in Moscow by taking first place in the short program, while two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva again showcased her dominance of the women's circuit.

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Czechs vote for new parliament, wealthy businessman seen as likely next PM

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs voted on Friday in an election expected to hand power to businessman Andrej Babis who has won popular support by pledging to sweep aside traditional parties, boost investment and keep out refugees, but faces a criminal probe for suspected fraud.

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Michelin serves stars to 25 Chicago restaurants, down one from last year

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year's...

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Brazil's Temer says pension reform might not pass this year

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer said on Friday that a bill overhauling Brazil's costly pension system might not clear Congress this year as planned, the first time that he has indicated that such a delay might happen.

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Tennis: Muguruza is WTA's Player of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon.

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Brazil's CSN expects to issue bonds by year-end, CEO says

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional SA plans to sell bonds on international markets in an effort to improve its debt profile, Benjamin Steinbruch, chief executive officer, said on Friday.

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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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U.S. House to vote on non-nuclear Iran sanctions next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on new sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and on Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, senior House Republicans said on Friday, seeking to take a tough line against Iran without immediately moving to undermine the international nuclear deal.

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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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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens broadly higher, near eight-month high

TORONTO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Friday, touching its strongest level in nearly eight months as financials led the broad-based gains.

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BRIEF-Schlumberger on track to achieve cash flow generation target for the year - conf call

* Schlumberger NV says remain on track to achieve cash flow generation target for the year - conf call

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UPDATE 1-Honeywell raises full-year forecast; shares hit record

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc raised it full-year sales forecast as its aerospace business sees higher demand for spare parts and services such as maintenance from the airline industry.

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S&P, Dow open at record highs on tax-cut optimism

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Friday, with the S&P and the Dow recording new highs, on growth optimism as the Trump administration inched a step closer to implementing its tax-cut plan.

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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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UPDATE 2-Baker Hughes posts big profit miss, sees challenging year

* Baker Hughes Q3 adj. EPS of $0.05 vs est. $0.11 (Adds analyst estimate, background, shares)

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Uber opens up Paris travel database to help city planners

BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Uber said on Friday it would open up its trove of travel data in Paris to the public to help city officials and urban planners better understand transportation needs, as the company seeks to woo national authorities.

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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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Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in couple of years; no successor picked yet

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was ready to step down in a couple of years time and his successor is likely already in the cabinet but a clear choice has yet to emerge

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UPDATE 1-Singapore Airlines to finalise $13.8 bln Boeing order next week

* Deal announced in February, not in Boeing order book under airline's name

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UPDATE 1-Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago -NHK

* Transport ministry: Nissan investigation into misconduct ongoing

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Singapore Airlines to finalize $13.8 billion Boeing order next week

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Friday it will finalize an order for 39 Boeing Co aircraft worth $13.8 billion at list prices when Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits Washington D.C. next week.

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Singapore Airlines to finalise $13.8 bln Boeing order next week

* Deal announced in February but not yet in Boeing order book

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Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Inappropriate inspection practices at Nissan Motor Co had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, in a new revelation that could further roil Japan's second-biggest automaker.

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Trump concludes Fed chair interviews, could decide next week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday.

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EU leaders want proposals on taxing online giants early next year

BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - European Union leaders said on Thursday they looked forward to seeing proposals on taxing online giants by early 2018 but in a nod to concerns from countries like Ireland said EU efforts had to be in line with work under way at a global level.

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Opinion: McKayla Maroney Says, ‘Me Too.’ What Happens Next?

When the gold medalist Dominique Moceanu blew the whistle on abuse, she was iced out of gymnastics.

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Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William "Billy" Walters.

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BRIEF-‍Ameriserv Financial Bank, USW local 2635-06 agree to new 4-year contract​

* ‍Ameriserv Financial Bank and United Steelworkers (USW) local 2635-06 have agreed to a new four-year contract​

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Harvey Weinstein: Hollywood’s Open Secret — and Punch Line

As Hollywood opened up about the alleged sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein, our reporter found that the industry had been making references about him in TV shows and awards programs for years.

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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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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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CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed.

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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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BRIEF-Target opens 12 new stores across U.S., expands plans for remodels and Target Restock

* Target opens 12 new stores across the country, expands plans for remodels and Target restock

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GAO opens door for Congress to review leveraged lending

NEW YORK (IFR) - The investigative arm of Congress has decided that US bank guidelines on leveraged lending are subject to Congressional review, clearing the way for them to possibly be overturned.

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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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CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian hostages held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday that a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed last week.

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U.S. jobless claims hit 44-1/2-year low; mid-Atlantic factories humming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44-1/2 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.

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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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'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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UPDATE 3-Just relax, Europe's tech leader SAP tells investors, Q4 will be dynamite

* Q3 core profit 1.64 bln euros, just below forecasts (Updates with management comments, analyst, shares)

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In the Running: She’s a Conservative Who Loves Cher. Could She Be New York’s Next Mayor?

The mayoral candidate faces long odds to unseat the Democrat incumbent, Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX turns positive shortly after open

TORONTO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned positive shortly after the open on Thursday as energy stocks reversed opening losses, while financial stocks and Teck Resources led declines.

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Wall Street opens lower as tech stocks slide

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, a day after scaling record highs, amid a fall in technology stocks led by Apple.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower as tech stocks slide

Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, a day after scaling record highs, amid a fall in technology stocks led by Apple.

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BRIEF-Bank Of New York Mellon issues Q4, full-year guidance

* Bank of New York Mellon - ‍"expect performance fees in investment management business in Q4 will be similar to Q4 of 2016" - conf call

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U.S. jobless claims hit more than 44-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.

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U.S. jobless claims drop to more than 44-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.

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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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Ardern to be next New Zealand PM, spelling changes for economy, immigration

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will get its youngest prime minister in more than 150 years after the small, nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed to form a new government with Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, ending the National Party's decade in power.

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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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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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Ardern to be next New Zealand prime minister, spelling big change for economy

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's next prime minister will be Jacinda Ardern, whose Labour party won the support of a small nationalist party to form the government, spelling big changes for a small but open economy, whose currency hit a 4-1/2-month low on the news.

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UPDATE 1-UK Q3 retail sales growth weakest in 4 years as inflation bites

* UK Q3 retail sales +1.5 pct yy, lowest since Q2 2013 * ONS and economists cite drag from higher inflation * Sterling hits one-week low against U.S. dollar * BoE Nov rate rise still seen likely, doubts for 2018 (Adds market and economist reaction) By David Milliken and Alistair Smout LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British retail sales slowed unexpectedly sharply in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013 and suggesting consumer demand rem

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FBI opens investigation into South Africa's Guptas: FT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa's Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family's alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-FBI opens investigation into South Africa's Guptas - FT

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa's Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family's alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday.

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Ardern to be next NZ prime minister, spelling big change for economy

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's next prime minister will be Jacinda Ardern, whose Labour party won the support of a small nationalist party to form the government, spelling big changes for a small but open economy, whose currency hit a 4-1/2-month low on the news.

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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 Labour to form next government with support of small nationalist party

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will form the country's next government after gaining the support of a small nationalist party holding the balance of power following an inconclusive Sept. 23 election.

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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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Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.

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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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FEATURE-Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.

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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.

Illegal Immigration nytimes.com

U.S. Must Allow Undocumented 17-Year-Old to Have Abortion, Judge Says

Lawyers for the teenager accused federal officials of blocking her access to an abortion by not letting her leave a Texas shelter.

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Asia stocks approach 10-year peak, unfazed by China GDP, dollar rises

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose to near decade highs on Thursday, continuing to ride on a global equities rally, while the dollar resumed its rise on the back of a spike in U.S. yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks approach 10-year peak, unfazed by China GDP, dollar rises

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index near 10-yr high, Nikkei hits 21-yr peak

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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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BRIEF-Global Eagle announces fourth quarter and full year 2016 results

* Global Eagle announces fourth quarter and full year 2016 results

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U.S. judge will likely rule next week on healthcare payments

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge said on Wednesday he would likely issue a ruling next week on a request from several U.S. states to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate cost-sharing payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare.

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Kenneth Chenault to step down as AmEx CEO after nearly 17 years

(Reuters) - American Express Co said its chairman and chief executive Kenneth Chenault would step down early next year, ending a nearly 17-year tenure at the helm of the No. 1 U.S. card issuer by spending.

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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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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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Kenneth Chenault to step down as AmEx CEO next year

(Reuters) - American Express Co said Kenneth Chenault will step down as chief executive early next year, ending a nearly 17-year tenure at the helm of the No.1 U.S. card issuer by spending.

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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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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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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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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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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.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: There’s No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case

Congress, not the Supreme Court, should decide the fate of data held abroad.

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U.S. housing starts hit one-year low; building permits tumble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South, suggesting housing probably remained a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. housing starts hit one-year low; building permits tumble

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South, suggesting housing probably remained a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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EU's Tusk proposes opening internal preparations of next phase of Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday noted promising progress in Brexit talks and said he would propose to 27 EU leaders to open internal preparations for the second phase of negotiations about ties between London and the bloc after Britain leaves in March, 2019.

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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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No gladiators vs lions, but cheap seats now open in Rome's Colosseum

ROME (Reuters) - Visitors to Rome's Colosseum can now see the structure as poor Romans once did - minus the wild animals, gladiators and Christian martyrs.

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Dow opens above 23,000, powered by IBM

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, powered by IBM, which hinted at a revival in its growth after six years in retreat.

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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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Dow opens above 23,000 on strong IBM results

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following strong quarterly results from IBM.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow opens above 23,000 on strong IBM results

Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following strong quarterly results from IBM.

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U.S. housing starts hit one-year low in September

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South, suggesting housing probably remained a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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At least 1,300 Dutch girls per year trafficked, exploited

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year, a report on human trafficking published on Wednesday showed.

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U.S. housing starts fall to one-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South, suggesting that housing probably remained a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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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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Austria's far-right sets interior ministry as price for joining next coalition

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) will only join the next coalition government if it can run the interior ministry, its leader said on Wednesday, following the party's strong showing in a parliamentary election.

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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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Europe's aviation agency advises against using Kobe Steel products

PARIS/TOKYO (Reuters) - Europe's aviation regulator has advised aircraft manufacturers to stop using parts supplied by Kobe Steel until their safety can be verified, following product data manipulation by the Japanese company.

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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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SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Space Communications has signed a deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, after a prior attempt ended in disaster.

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BRIEF-Radian enters into three-year, $225 mln unsecured revolving credit facility​

* Radian improves financial flexibility, strengthens capital structure and provides update on restructuring of services business

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BRIEF-CVS Health signs five-year agreement with Anthem

* CVS Health signs five-year agreement with anthem, inc. To provide services to support ingeniorx

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Disappearing Factory Jobs

How President Trump’s promise of “America First” has met the realities of U.S. manufacturing.

Terrorism nytimes.com

News Analysis: After the Caliphate, What’s Next for ISIS? ISIS 2.0, Experts Say

With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.

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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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Qatar emir says open to dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Qatar is "open to dialogue" in resolving a dispute that has seen the Gulf state isolated from its Arab neighbors, its emir said during a visit to Indonesia on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Higher costs prompt Flybe profit warning in tough year for airlines

* Flybe is latest example of tough airline market (Adds share price, analyst reaction)

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UPDATE 2-Akzo Nobel warns operating profit will not grow this year

* Still planning special dividend, chemicals sale (Updates with CEO remarks, background)

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Novartis says ‍revolade shows long-term disease control for chronic/persistent immune thrombocytopenia​

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Wednesday a long term study of ‍its Revolade drug showed good results in treating chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) - a condition where patients' blood does not clot normally.

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Mitsubishi Motors eyes 30 percent rise in vehicle sales in three years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Wednesday said it planned to boost revenue and annual car sales by 30 percent in the next three years and crank up R&D investment as the Japanese automaker expands its presence in Asia, the U.S. and China while it draws a line under last year's mileage cheating scandal.

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China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

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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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China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.

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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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US investigators believe a company financed by Putin's 'chef' financed a group that spread fake news last year

Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed "chef" to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press. In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg. Before that, he renovated a boat that became the city's most exclusive restaurant.

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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.

Soros, George nytimes.com

George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations

Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, which promotes democracy and human rights around the world. He plans to give still more.

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BRIEF-Taubman announces reopening date for The Mall of San Juan

* Says Mall of San Juan will reopen on October 19; center had been closed since Sept 19 due to impact of Hurricane Maria​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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The fall of Raqqa: What comes next?

US-backed forces in Raqqa said Tuesday that major military operations against ISIS had ended as they worked to clear out the remnants of sleeper cells and mines in the ruins of the Syrian city.

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NBA: Opening-night rosters feature 108 international players

(Reuters) - Opening night rosters for the NBA's 2017-18 season, which begins on Tuesday, will feature 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories, according to the league.

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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.

healthNews reuters.com

UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, a year of changes by Trump

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer,

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UPDATE 4-UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, a year of changes by Trump

* Shares up 5 percent after forecast (Adds analyst comment, updates shares)

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Witherspoon opens up about sexual assault

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein have opened the tap in Hollywood for women to come forward and share their stories.

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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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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens positive as Bombardier soars, materials drag

TORONTO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened marginally positive on Tuesday as Bombardier Inc stock surged more than 20 percent after the planemaker announced a CSeries partnership with Airbus, but gains were offset by mining shares, which fell on lower metal prices.

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Wall Street flat at open

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened flat on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from big investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley failed to fuel the optimism that has led the major indexes to record highs.

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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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Russian opposition leader's fraud conviction arbitrary, Europe's top rights court says

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's conviction for fraud in 2014 had been "arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable" and ordered Russia to pay him compensation.

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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.