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BlackBerry details patent deal with Android maker BLU

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TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said a licensing deal it signed with low-end Android handset maker BLU Products Inc will bring it recurring revenue, ending a legal dispute over patents that rival Google has asked the U.S. government to revoke. [Source]

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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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U.S. regulator clears Nutella maker's acquisition of Ferrara Candy Co

* The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has cleared the acquisition of Illinois-based Ferrara Candy Co by Italian confectionary group Ferrero, the regulator said in its website.

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Japan Ranks Low in Female Lawmakers. An Election Won’t Change That.

Fewer than one in five of the 1,180 candidates running in Sunday’s election for the lower house of parliament are women.

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Matchmaker Merkel seeks awkward three-way embrace

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened what promised to be marathon coalition talks on Friday, hoping to bring three opposing political camps into a stable government despite signs there would be less money to paper over differences.

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Lawmaker suggests 'quarantine' for people with HIV

Georgia state Rep. Betty Price, the wife of former HHS secretary Tom Price, asked if the government could "quarantine" people with HIV during a study committee.

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UPDATE 3-EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-Excellon increases bought deal financing to $13.25 million

* To increase amount of bought deal offering to 6.6 million units for gross proceeds of about $13.25 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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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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EPA abandons changes to renewable fuel program after lawmaker pressure: letter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of controversial changes to the nation's renewable fuel program after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers, the agency said in a letter to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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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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South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

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UPDATE 3-S.Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

* KEPCO jumps nearly 6 pct after survey results announced (Recasts, adds comments)

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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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UK business minister travels to Canada for talks on Bombardier deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Business Secretary Greg Clark will hold talks in Canada on Friday to discuss Airbus SE's plans to buy a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jetliner program aimed at helping it avoid high U.S. import tariffs.

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UPDATE 1-Acacia seeks clarification on Barrick-Tanzania deal

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Gold miner Acacia Mining said on Friday it would need to approve a deal struck by majority owner Barrick Gold and the Tanzanian government and that it sought further clarification on the agreement.

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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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Lawmaker criticized for remarks about women

In response to Harvey Weinstein being accused of multiple allegations of sexual assault, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas suggested how women dress or behave is their responsibility.

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UPDATE 1-Taser maker Axon says SEC is reviewing its financial reports

Oct 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the financial filings of Axon Enterprise Inc, the manufacturer of Taser stun guns, requesting detailed information on the company’s returns, the company disclosed on its website on Thursday.

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NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal, NZ dollar sinks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in more than 150 years.

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Editorial: The Self-Dealing Presidency of Donald Trump

A federal court on Wednesday heard the first-ever lawsuit to accuse a president of violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution.

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North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.

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Trump had said lawmaker 'fabricated' his words to widow

In defending President Donald Trump's comments to the widow of a slain soldier, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday undercut a stunning allegation levied by Trump against a member of Congress a day earlier.

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On Washington: Will Mitch McConnell Help His Friend Get a Health Care Deal?

Senator Lamar Alexander is going to need some help from Senator Mitch McConnell, a friend for nearly 50 years, if his health care compromise is to become law.

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NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in more than 150 years.

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Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran toward nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

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Airbus CSeries deal unlikely to spur quick boost in sales: Air Lease CEO

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Airbus SE's deal with Bombardier boosts confidence in the CSeries jet program but may not spur many new sales until it is finalized and a U.S. trade dispute is resolved, the head of a major aircraft leasing firm said on Thursday.

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Airbus CSeries deal unlikely to spur quick boost in sales -Air Lease CEO

MONTREAL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Airbus SE's deal with Bombardier boosts confidence in the CSeries jet program but may not spur many new sales until it is finalized and a U.S. trade dispute is resolved, the head of a major aircraft leasing firm said on Thursday.

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More Republican senators back bipartisan Obamacare deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition but still faced an uphill battle.

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U.S. lawmakers want crackdown on Facebook, Twitter political ads

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, alarmed that foreign entities used the internet to influence last year's election, introduced legislation on Thursday to extend rules governing political advertising on television, print and radio to also cover social media like Facebook Inc .

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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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John Kelly: 'Broken-hearted' over lawmaker's actions

President Trump's Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly spoke to White House reporters about the controversial call the President placed to a Gold Star widow.

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U.S. lawmakers want regulation of Facebook, Twitter political ads

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, alarmed over hackers' use of the internet to influence last year's election, introduced legislation on Thursday to extend the rules that apply to political advertising on television and radio to social media like Facebook Inc .

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Bipartisan Obamacare deal gains Republican support in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition.

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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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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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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 carmakers vouch for safety of Kobe Steel's aluminum parts

TOKYO (Reuters) - Four Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminum parts supplied by Kobe Steel Ltd , allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles.

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Los Angeles investigating drugmaker after CNN reported its pill was being pushed on the elderly

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has launched an investigation into California-based drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals, the subject of a CNN report into its aggressive targeting of nursing home residents with a drug called Nuedexta that may be unnecessary or unsafe for this population.

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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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EU leaders to recommit to Iran nuclear deal whatever Trump decides

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Thursday reaffirm their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, regardless of whether an increasingly critical United States pulls out.

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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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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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'My daddy was a dope dealer': Being a son in the age of mass incarceration

"My daddy was a dope dealer, my daddy was a street n---- ... You may say he ain't s---, but to me he's the realest."

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Op-Ed Contributor: Automakers Shouldn’t Fight Emissions Standards

As top automakers commit to take on climate change, industry lobbyists are undermining fuel economy and emissions standards.

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Japan carmakers vouch for safety of some Kobe Steel parts; company future uncertain

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminum parts made by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles.

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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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BRIEF-‍Booking.com signs global deal with UEFA National Team Football

* ‍Booking.com signs global deal with UEFA National Team Football as official accommodation and attractions booking partner​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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HomeServe steps up U.S. push with Dominion Energy deal

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British home repairs provider HomeServe is stepping up its expansion in the United States by buying Dominion Energy's home services unit, which has 500,000 customers across 16 states.

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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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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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Toyota, other Japanese carmakers say hoods containing Kobe Steel aluminum are safe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three Japanese automakers on Thursday confirmed the safety of aluminum components made by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that Kobe's falsified quality data had compromised the safety of the products.

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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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Deal on North Carolina Bathroom Law Would Expand Transgender Protections

Gov. Roy Cooper and transgender rights advocates said they had drawn up a settlement on the state’s longstanding bathroom dispute.

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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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UPDATE 8-White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal

* Democrat Schumer blasts Trump's shifting stances (Adds detail from court hearing in third to last paragraph)

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Op-Ed Columnist: ‘Drug Dealers in Lab Coats’

Big Pharma has helped get America hooked on opioids.

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Lawmakers urge U.S. to craft targeted sanctions on Myanmar military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 40 lawmakers urged the Trump administration on Wednesday to reimpose U.S. travel bans on Myanmar's military leaders and prepare targeted sanctions against those responsible for a crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

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New Zealand kingmaker set to announce which party it will back for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The small New Zealand party holding the balance of power after inconclusive elections will announce on Thursday which party it will back in government, ending weeks of political limbo that have hurt the currency and business sentiment.

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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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U.S. FCC extends comment period for Sinclair Tribune deal

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it would allow the public to submit additional comments on Sinclair Broadcast Group's proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co that has drawn fire from across the political spectrum.

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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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Canadian steel maker Stelco faces headwinds for planned IPO

VANCOUVER, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Canadian steel maker Stelco Holdings Inc's planned IPO could be a tough sell as it faces the twin headwinds of slowing North American auto sales and the uncertain impact of trade talks, even as it looks to cash in on a rebound in steel prices.

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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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White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.

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Finally, the grownups make a healthcare deal

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GOP senator: Bipartisan health care deal has 'stalled out'

The bipartisan Alexander-Murray health care deal has "stalled out" without the support of President Donald Trump, Sen. John Thune, the third-ranking Senate Republican, said Wednesday.

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RPT-U.S. judge says he may reject plea deal with Novelion's Aegerion

BOSTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday said he may reject a plea agreement that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's $35 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve claims related to its marketing of an expensive cholesterol drug.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil antitrust watchdog blocks JBJ-Mataboi deal

BRASILIA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade on Wednesday unanimously voted to block the purchase of meatpacker Mataboi Alimentos SA by JBJ Agropecuária Ltda, a further blow to the billionaire Batista family.

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White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and a senior Senate Republican saying it has stalled.

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UPDATE 5-White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

* Democrat Schumer blasts Trump's shifting stances (Adds Senator Thune comments, action by Democratic attorneys general)

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U.S. judge says he may reject plea deal with Novelion's Aegerion

BOSTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday said he may reject a plea agreement that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's $35 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve claims related to its marketing of an expensive cholesterol drug.

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UK lawmakers vent anger at PM May's fragile government over welfare reform

LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Britain's ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May's pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit.

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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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Viacom, Charter deal to include eight networks in basic package: source

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc have agreed to a distribution deal that puts eight of Viacom's most popular networks in Charter's cheapest U.S. cable bundle, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Viacom, Charter deal to include eight networks in basic package -source

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc have agreed to a distribution deal that puts eight of Viacom's most popular networks in Charter's cheapest U.S. cable bundle, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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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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Bipartisan Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare runs into trouble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with President Donald Trump sending mixed signals and the speaker of the House indicating no interest in taking it up.

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Viacom, Charter agree to network deal for basic package: source

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications have agreed to a deal that would see eight of Viacom's networks included in the least expensive package of Charter's Spectrum cable service, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Viacom, Charter agree to network deal for basic package -source

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications have agreed to a deal that would see eight of Viacom's networks included in the least expensive package of Charter's Spectrum cable service, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Snapchat signs Olympic deal with Eurosport

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Social media platform Snapchat will present Winter Olympics content at next year's event in Pyeongchang after striking a deal with Discovery communications' Eurosport, a move which could help the Games reach the younger demographic it craves.

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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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UPDATE 1-Delta says it did not play a role in Airbus-Bombardier deal

ATLANTA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc's chief executive on Wednesday said the carrier did not play a role in pushing an industry-changing deal between planemakers Airbus and Bombardier Inc, as a regulatory spat between the United States and Canada threatened the future of a Bombardier plane program.

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Trump Qualifies Support for Senate Deal to Fund Health Subsidies

After voicing support, the president offered a different take on the plan, while its Republican architect predicted it would pass before the end of the year.

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Ex-Lloyds bank bosses used "spin and puff" in HBOS deal, court told

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Former bosses of Lloyds Banking Group used "spin and sales puff" to win over investors and secure a "disastrous" acquisition of rival HBOS during the credit crisis, a lawyer for thousands of shareholders told London's High Court on Wedesday.

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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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Trump blasts bipartisan health care deal he praised yesterday

A bipartisan health care deal, announced by Republican leaders Tuesday and long negotiated between Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, has been reached.

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Trump backs away from Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers, one day after signaling his support for the plan.

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Brazil antitrust watchdog blocks JBJ-Mataboi deal

BRASILIA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade on Wednesday unanimously voted to block the purchase of meatpacker Mataboi Alimentos SA by JBJ Agropecuária Ltda, a further blow to the billionaire Batista family.

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UPDATE 3-Assurant enters Asia-Pacific with $1.9 bln Warranty Group deal

* Warranty provides extended warranty contracts on consumer goods (Adds link to Breakingviews item)

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Khamenei says Iran will "shred" nuclear deal if U.S. quits it

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if Washington pulled out, state TV reported.

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U.S. Senate backers of Obamacare deal seek support but prospects unclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare sought on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

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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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Anthem expects $4 billion in savings with pharmacy deal

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc expects $4 billion in savings starting in 2021 from its plan to end its current pharmacy contract and start managing those benefits itself, executives said on Wednesday in a conference call with investors.

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Op-Ed Columnist: A Very Encouraging Health Care Deal

Also: A Willie Horton-style campaign in Virginia.

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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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Norwegian Air may strike long-haul passenger deal with JetBlue-CEO

OSLO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle would like to cooperate with U.S. JetBlue Airways on bookings for long-haul passengers, Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’

A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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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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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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Planemakers warned not to use Kobe Steel

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Europeans making deals with Chinese buyers want to see money up front

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - European dealmakers who sell companies and real estate to Chinese investors are increasingly asking them to pay deposits upfront, after China clamped down on capital outflows, according to bankers and lawyers.

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Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

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Khamenei says Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. quits it

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred it" if the United States pulled out, state TV reported.

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Khamenei says Iran will shred multinational nuclear deal if U.S. tears it: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Iran would not walk out of a multinational nuclear deal and welcomed backing given by its European signatories.

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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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Lawmaker: Puerto Rico could be another Flint

Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York slams President Trump's response to the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico as millions still seek clean water.

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New Zealand's kingmaker party sets Thursday to unveil result of talks to form government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's small nationalist party, which holds the balance of power after last month's inconclusive elections, will make an announcement on Thursday on the result of talks with the two major parties to form the next government.

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The President told the widow of a fallen soldier that 'he knew what he signed up for,' according to Rep. Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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Congresswoman: Trump told soldier's widow that he knew what he signed up for

President Trump called the families of troops who lost their lives in the Niger raid. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson says he told the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson, "He knew what he signed up for." She talks to CNN's Don Lemon about the call.

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U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan.

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Viacom and Charter's Spectrum reach programming deal

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and cable operator Spectrum have agreed on a multi-year programming deal that keeps Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Viacom's 21 other networks in 16.6 million households, the companies said 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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Senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump voices support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the deal.

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UK lawmakers say Amazon, eBay not doing enough to combat VAT fraud

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A UK parliamentary report has criticised Amazon and eBay for not doing enough to prevent tax fraud on their online market places and recommended the government hold the online giants accountable for tax lost to evaders.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump voices support

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the deal.

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Boeing says Bombardier CSeries jets may face hefty duties despite Airbus deal

MONTREAL/TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday that Bombardier Inc's CSeries jets could still be hit with high U.S. import duties, even if they are assembled in Alabama through an industry-changing deal with Airbus.

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New Zealand's kingmaker holds caucus meeting amid talk decision is close

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's small nationalist party, which has a key role in deciding the next government, is holding a meeting of its caucus on Wednesday as they near a decision on which party to back in a coalition.

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Senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare backed by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the plan.

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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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Senators reach bipartisan deal on short-term Obamacare fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare, an agreement that would revive federal subsidies for health insurers, and President Donald Trump voiced support for the deal.

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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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Republican senator says bipartisan deal reached to stabilize Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said on Tuesday he had reached a deal with Democratic Senator Patty Murray to stabilize Obamacare, including reinstating federal subsidies that President Donald Trump jettisoned last week.

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Senators Reach Deal to Fund Subsidies to Health Insurers

The plan by the two senators, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington, would fund the subsidies that President Trump said he would cut off.

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Bahrain seals $3.8 billion deal with Lockheed Martin for F-16 aircraft

MANAMA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Bahrain Defence Force signed a $3.8 billion deal with Lockheed Martin to buy 16 upgraded F-16 aircraft on Tuesday, the official Bahrain state news agency said.

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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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Restaurant Review: The Pool Strives to Deal With Its Famous Dining Room

Changes to the landmark interior of the former Four Seasons create challenges for the new restaurant from Major Food Group.

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BRIEF-Emblem announces increase in bought deal offering to $12 million

* Emblem announces increase in bought deal offering to $12 million

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BRIEF-IMPAX TO PAY AMNEAL $45 MLN IF DEAL TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES‍​

* REQUIRED TO PAY AMNEAL FEE OF $45 MILLION IF DEAL TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES‍​

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Drugmakers Amneal, Impax to combine in generics push

(Reuters) - Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is buying peer Impax Laboratories Inc in an all-stock deal as it looks to add heft to its generics business and gain an edge in a tough drug pricing environment.

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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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Lufthansa says CSeries' future more sustainable after Airbus deal

FRANKFURT, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The future of Bombardier’s CSeries programme is more secure after Airbus took a majority stake, customer Lufthansa said on Tuesday.

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Iran aircraft deals hang by thread as Trump targets Tehran

* IranAir ordered 100 Airbus jets, 80 Boeing, 20 ATR turboprops

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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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BRIEF-Midland says Alpine to pay fee of $9 mln in connection with termination under deal​

* Midland states bancorp- deal agreement provides that termination fee of $9 million will be payable by Alpine to Midland in connection with termination​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zuKMtY) Further company coverage:

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Brazil's Embraer says CSeries deal underscores huge opportunities

BRASILIA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA on Tuesday said Airbus taking a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's CSeries jetliner program underscores huge opportunities in the 100-150-seat airliner market.

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Bombardier confident Airbus deal can resolve U.S tariff issue

TOULOUSE, France, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Airbus SE's acquisition of a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's CSeries jetliner means the aircraft can be made in the United States and should enable the Canadian plane maker to skirt U.S. trade tariffs, Bombardier's CEO said on Tuesday.

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Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada's CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night.

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French government welcomes Airbus' deal on Bombardier CSeries stake

PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The French government, which owns an 11 percent stake in Airbus, welcomes the airplane maker's deal for a majority stake in Bombardier's CSeries jet programme, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Airbus-Bombardier deal expected to jumpstart CSeries jet sales in Asia -analysts

* Airlines were concerned about Bombardier's finances: analyst

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Airbus-Bombardier deal expected to jumpstart CSeries jet sales in Asia -analysts

* Airlines were concerned about Bombardier's finances: analyst

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BRIEF-Unifor​ says ‍Bombardier, Airbus deal should strengthen program

* Good that head office for c series will remain in montreal, and production in canada will remain​

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DealBook: How Valuable Is a Unicorn? Maybe Not as Much as It Claims to Be

A new study by a pair of professors concludes that many so-called unicorn companies are worth half of what is commonly reported for their valuation.

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Boeing calls CSeries deal a bid to escape U.S. import fees

PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. planemaker Boeing dismissed a deal between Airbus and Bombardier to partner on Canada's CSeries jet, calling it an attempt to sidestep import duties recommended by the U.S. Commerce Department following a Boeing trade complaint.

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Quebec pension fund says CSeries-Airbus deal 'strengthens the company'

MONTREAL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Quebec's largest pension fund said on Monday a decision by Airbus SE to take a majority stake in Bombardier Inc.'s CSeries "strengthens the company."

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Airbus, Bombardier see boost in CSeries sales under deal

PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The chief executives of Airbus and Bombardier predicted an upswing in sales of the CSeries as a result of an agreement by Airbus to take control of the troubled Canadian jet programme.

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Airbus, Bombardier deal "incredibly significant news" - N.Ireland's DUP

BELFAST, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The leader of the Northern Irish party propping up Britain's minority government said Airbus SE's acquisition of a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's C-Series passenger jet program was "incredibly significant news" for Belfast.

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Elliott urges Ocean Rig to review opportunities including strategic deals

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Ocean Rig UDW's top investor Elliott Management on Monday urged the offshore driller to hire advisers to review "opportunities" including possible strategic deals.

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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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Striking Canadian autoworkers ratify GM deal

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Striking Canadian workers on Monday voted nearly 86 percent in favor of a new four-year agreement with General Motors Co in a deal that would make it more costly for the U.S. automaker to shut the Ontario plant.

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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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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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Striking Canadian union approves deal with GM

MONTREAL (Reuters) - General Motors Co. on Monday welcomed the ratification of a new four-year agreement by unionized workers at its SUV plant in Ontario, Canada, ending a near month-long strike.

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UPDATE 1-BlackBerry shares down after another top exec leaves

Oct 16 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd's U.S.-listed shares fell more than 1 percent on Monday, their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, after a second senior executive at its patent licensing unit quit this month.

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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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UPDATE 1-Bombardier pursues options for aerospace division; no deal imminent -sources

MONTREAL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier Inc is continuing to look at strategic options for its aerospace division but no deal is imminent, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, as the company seeks to shore up sales and improve finances.

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BRIEF-Ruby Tuesday provides termination clause on NRD Capital deal

* Says deal agreement provides, if deal terminated under certain circumstances, Ruby Tuesday or NRD Capital to pay other party fee of $7.5 million ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ysdGwE) Further company coverage:

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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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BlackBerry CEO says patent plans on track after departures

TORONTO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen said on Monday the company's strategy for generating licensing revenue from its patent portfolio remains on track following the recent departures of two people from the team negotiating deals.

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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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Bombardier pursues options for aerospace division; no deal imminent: sources

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier Inc is continuing to look at strategic options for its aerospace division but no deal is imminent, people familiar with the matter told Reuters 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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EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to U.S. Congress

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by President Donald Trump, and it urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

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BlackBerry shares down after another top exec leaves

(Reuters) - BlackBerry's U.S.-listed shares fell almost 4 percent to $11.12 on Monday after a second senior executive from its licensing unit quit this month.

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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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Newsmaker: Malaysian teacher seen as new 'emir' of pro-Islamic State militants

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group's new regional "emir", experts and officials say.

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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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EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union vowed on Monday to defend a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions after President Donald Trump chose not to certify Tehran's compliance with the accord.

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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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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

A top U.S. negotiator of the agreement talks about how it was reached, and what it feels like to watch President Trump threaten to undo it.

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BRIEF-Jiangyin Haida Rubber and Plastic signs deal with Tesla on solar roof components purchase

* Says it signs agreement with Tesla on solar roof components purchase

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EU foreign policy chief expects strong EU backing for Iran deal

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday she expected strong backing from EU foreign ministers for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers that the U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized.