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UPDATE 1-Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp on Wednesday said that while it is deepening its development and production partnership with Toyota Motor Corp , the small automaker would remain a company independent from its much bigger rival.

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Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp on Wednesday said that while it is deepening its development and production partnership with Toyota Motor Corp , the small automaker would remain a company independent from its much bigger rival.

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State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

Apple gave us the modern smartphone. Now, it can create a new take on the device by encouraging us to use it more deliberately — and a lot less.

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Pimco doubts U.S. will enact infrastructure spending, welfare reform in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investment firm Pimco thinks it is unlikely that Washington will enact welfare reform or a major spending plan to improve bridges, roads and other infrastructure in 2018, Libby...

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Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.

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Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

A drawing that the artist made in Paris in 1886 has been recognized by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which researched its history.

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BRIEF-Halma Sees positive impact to adj profit from U.S Tax Reform

* EXPECTS US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT TO POSITIVELY IMPACT FUTURE US AFTER TAX ADJUSTED EARNINGS

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BRIEF-National Express Sees Small Tax Credit In 2017 from U.S. Tax Reform

* ANTICIPATED REDUCTION IN GROUP'S EFFECTIVE TAX RATE (ETR) FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018 DUE TO IMPACT OF US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT​

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China consumer group seeks answers from Apple about slowing iPhones

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese consumer group has asked Apple for information about the slowing of older iPhones after operating system updates, demanding a reply before Friday, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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Greek parliament approves more bailout reforms despite protests

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's parliament on Monday passed a swathe of reforms demanded by international lenders in exchange for fresh bailout funds, a success for the government but a blow to thousands of people protesting outside.

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Greek parliament approves bailout reforms for new loans

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's parliament approved a bill for fiscal, energy and labor reforms prescribed by the country's international lenders in exchange for fresh bailout funds.

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BRIEF-Bodycote Says Significant Non-Cash Tax Credit from U.S. Tax Reform

* EXPECTED TO GIVE RISE TO A SIGNIFICANT NON-CASH TAX CREDIT FOR GROUP IN YEAR ENDED DEC 31, 2017 AS A RESULT OF REVALUATION OF US NET DEFERRED TAX LIABILITIES​

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House Republicans want answers on Apple throttling older iPhone speeds: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four U.S. House Republicans, including the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, on Friday wrote Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook asking him to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries.

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Trump Stops Short of Reimposing Iran Sanctions but Sets Deadline to Overhaul Deal

President Trump approved sanctions against the head of Iran’s judiciary, a powerful figure the administration holds culpable for the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.

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Canada's Sun Life sees $200 mln Q4 charge from U.S. tax reform

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial said on Friday it will take a one-time charge of about $200 million in the fourth quarter due to the impact of the recently enacted U.S. tax reform.

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Backlash over Apple slowing down iPhones

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Some Chinese Apple users warned by firm on dodging new data law

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some Chinese users of Apple Inc's products who have created Apple IDs overseas to circumvent a new law that requires their personal data to be stored within China say they have been warned by the tech giant that they risk losing the data.

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Media Organizations Grapple With the New Facebook

In a heated political environment, Mark Zuckerberg moves to favor posts by friends. Will that mean a loss in audience for news outlets?

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Acosta grapples with reported Trump remark

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said in a White House meeting with a bipartisan group of senators, the Washington Post reported, referring to African countries and Haiti.

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Kushner's effort to sway Trump on prison reform is smart

Conventional wisdom told us that we should have lost all hope for any federal criminal justice reform after President Donald Trump was elected. His law and order rhetoric as a candidate and his nomination, as President, of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General were alarming.

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BRIEF-Apple Tree Partners Sells 150,000 Shares Of Aileron Therapeutics Inc's Common Stock On Jan 9

* APPLE TREE PARTNERS II LP REPORTS SALE OF 150,000 SHARES OF AILERON THERAPEUTICS INC'S COMMON STOCK ON JAN 9 AT $9.80 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DiFGmF) Further company coverage:

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Here are all the companies giving out raises and bonuses because of tax reform

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BRIEF-HomeStreet Announces Impact Of Tax Reform

* HOMESTREET INC SAYS WILL RECOGNIZE A ONE-TIME, NON-CASH TAX BENEFIT OF APPROXIMATELY $23 MILLION IN Q4 OF 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Newly discovered dinosaur was the size of a turkey -- and Australian

Scientists have discovered a species of dinosaur that roamed between Australia and Antarctica 113 million years ago.

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Apple, stop kids from getting hooked on phones

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BRIEF-London Stock Exchange Sees No Material Impact From US Tax Reform

* ‍THERE IS EXPECTED TO BE NO MATERIAL IMPACT ON LSEG FROM US TAX REFORM

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BRIEF-AngioDynamics Says U.S. Tax Reform To Have Impact Of $0.02- $0.04 On Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS In FY 2018

* ANGIODYNAMICS SAYS U.S. TAX REFORM ACT TO HAVE AN IMPACT IN RANGE OF $0.02- $0.04 ON NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EPS IN FY 2018 -SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2mfAFmM) Further company coverage:

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Senator wants Apple to answer questions on slowing iPhones

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of a U.S. Senate committee overseeing business issues asked Apple Inc to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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Jimmy Iovine says not leaving Apple: Variety

(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is committed to staying at Apple Inc's music streaming service, according to a report by Variety on Tuesday.

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Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on U.S. tax reforms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd said on Wednesday it expected to make a one-off charge of $400 million for nine months ended in December due to a reassessment of U.S. deferred tax assets.

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Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on US tax reforms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd said on Wednesday it expected to make a one-off charge of $400 million for nine months ended in December due to a reassessment of U.S. deferred tax assets.

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BRIEF-Tax reform relatively neutral for Mylan-CFO

* SAYS ITS BIOSIMILAR FOR AMGEN'S NEULASTA COULD BE A "MID-YEAR OPPORTUNITY"

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Trump urges lawmakers to tackle bipartisan immigration reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his demands for immigration reform during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday, saying any bill to address young immigrants brought to the United States illegally must also provide a border wall.

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BRIEF-CIBC CEO says U.S. tax reforms will have $100 million impact

* CIBC CEO SAYS EXPECTS ABOUT $100 MILLION IMPACT FROM U.S. TAX REFORMS, NEGLIGIBLE UPTICK TO EARNINGS INITIALLY

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BRIEF-BMO CEO SAYS U.S. TAX REFORMS WILL HAVE $400 MLN ONE-OFF IMPACT

* BMO CEO SAYS U.S. TAX REFORMS WILL HAVE ONE-TIME IMPACT "IN RANGE OF $400 MILLION" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Matt Scuffham)

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Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Apple should give parents more tools to curb technology use by children and study the health effects of excessive screen time, two big funds said.

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Apple store in Zurich evacuated as phone battery overheats

ZURICH (Reuters) - An overheated iPhone battery injured a repairman in an Apple store in Zurich and prompted the evacuation of around 50 people from the shop on Tuesday due to smoke, Swiss police said.

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Editorial: Unrest Shows the Iran Nuclear Deal’s Value, Not Its Danger

By raising expectations for a better life, the accord made Iranians less tolerant. Pulling out now would empower regressive forces.

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Op-Ed Contributor: How Not to Engage With Pakistan

President Trump’s attempt at humiliating and punishing Pakistan won’t work. Pakistan has greater leverage over us than we imagine.

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UPDATE 3-Apple says it looks out for kids, as investors cite phone 'addiction'

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it "has always looked out for kids", defending its technology policy for children, after two major investors urged it to address what they said was a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones.

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BRIEF-Apple Says "Effectively Anything" A Child Could Access Online On iOS Devices Can Be Blocked By Parents

* APPLE, ON INVESTORS CONCERNS ABOUT YOUTH PHONE ADDICTION, SAYS "EFFECTIVELY ANYTHING" A CHILD COULD ACCESS ONLINE ON IOS DEVICES CAN BE BLOCKED BY PARENTS - SPOKESWOMAN‍​

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UPDATE 1-Apple should address youth phone addiction, say two large investors

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said.

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Apple update protects devices from Spectre

Apple users should install the latest software releases for smartphones and computers to protect against the Spectre flaw.

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French prosecutor launches probe into Apple planned obsolescence: judicial source

PARIS (Reuters) - A French prosecutor has launched an investigation of U.S. tech giant Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint by a consumer organization, a judicial source said on Monday.

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French prosecutor launches probe into Apple planned obsolescence - judicial source

PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A French prosecutor has launched an investigation of U.S. tech giant Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint by a consumer organisation, a judicial source said on Monday.

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Apple releases new update to fix 'Spectre' chip flaw

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday released an updated version of its operating system software to fix a major microchip security flaw that affected nearly all computer chips made in the last decade.

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BRIEF-Apple Says Released iOS Update That Includes Security Improvements To Mitigate Effects Of Spectre

* APPLE INC RELEASES IOS UPDATE '11.2.2' THAT INCLUDES SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS TO SAFARI AND WEBKIT TO MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF SPECTRE- WEBSITE‍​ Source text : https://apple.co/2qG7Y83 Further company coverage:

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Factbox: What Republicans mean when they talk about U.S. welfare reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump had indicated he would like to rein in spending on U.S. social welfare programs to follow up on his 2017 victory in overhauling the U.S. tax code.

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Canada's TD Bank to take $400 mln hit from tax reforms in Q1

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Canada's Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Monday it would take a hit of $400 million in the first quarter related to the remeasurement of certain net deferred tax assets as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reforms.

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Pension crisis looms as Afghanistan grapples to fix public finances

KABUL (Reuters) - In a country not short of problems, a looming pensions crisis that could cripple Afghanistan's budget in coming years is a new headache for a government dependent on increasingly war-weary foreign donors.

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Investors to Apple: Fight kids' iPhone addiction

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Denmark's GN takes aim at Apple with wireless earbuds

COPENHAGEN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Denmark's GN Store Nord is aiming to win a bigger slice of the rapidly growing market for wireless earbuds by introducing a new product challenging Apple's popular Airpods.

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Apple should address youth phone addiction, say two large investors

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said.

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Trump’s Twitter Threats Put American Credibility on the Line

Nearly a year after the president took office, the world is still figuring out whether to take his fiery words as policy pronouncements, or to simply ignore them.

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Trump, meeting with Republican leaders, says welfare reform may have to wait

CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders said after talks on Saturday that they would make an election-year push this year for an immigration overhaul and infrastructure spending but that welfare reform may have to wait for later.

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Editorial: Pakistan, the Endlessly Troublesome Ally

The country has played a double game, accepting American funding while backing militants who protect Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and Kashmir.

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BRIEF-Apple Inc Says Apple Watch Is Unaffected By Both Meltdown And Spectre‍​

* APPLE COMMENTS ON SPECULATIVE EXECUTION VULNERABILITIES IN ARM-BASED AND INTEL CPUS

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UPDATE 1-Deutsche Bank to post small 2017 loss on U.S. tax reform, weak markets

* Bank had warned of weak Q4 revenue (Adds detail from statement, share price)

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Deutsche Bank to post small Q4 loss on U.S. tax reform, weak markets

FRANKFURT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank said it would post a small net loss in the fourth quarter after weak trading, a low level of client activity and a 1.5 billion euro ($1.81 billion) negative impact of a tax overhaul in the United States.

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Apple, researchers eye patches to solve Intel chip flaws

FRANKFURT/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Security issues with Intel Corp microchips are only slowing computers slightly, technology companies said, as researchers played down the need for mass hardware replacements to protect millions of devices from hackers.

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WRAPUP-Apple, researchers eye patches to solve Intel chip flaws

* CERT researchers back down on need for mass chip replacement

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UPDATE 2-Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from 'Spectre' chip flaw

* Move comes after chipmakers disclose flaws leaving devices vulnerable to hackers

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BRIEF-Keller Says U.S. Tax Reform To Benefit Future After Tax Earnings

* ‍KELLER EXPECTS THIS TAX REFORM LEGISLATION WILL BENEFIT ITS FUTURE AFTER TAX EARNINGS

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North and South Korea Agree to Border Talks Next Week

The talks to be held on the border between the two Koreas could lead to a thaw after years of tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program.

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UPDATE 1-Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from 'Spectre' chip flaw

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers.

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Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from 'Spectre' chip flaw

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers.

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BRIEF-Apple Says All Mac Systems And iOS Devices Are Affected By Vulnerabilities In ARM-Based, Intel CPUs

* - INFORMS ABOUT SPECULATIVE EXECUTION VULNERABILITIES IN ARM-BASED AND INTEL CPUS

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Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August: Billboard

(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.

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Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August - Billboard

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.

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Trump says chances good for passing U.S. immigration reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was working with lawmakers to create an immigration system that will serve American workers and improve security, adding he thinks Congress has a good shot at passing an immigration reform bill.

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Asian shares scale ten-year peak, oil elevated on Iran unrest

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares vaulted to 10-year highs on Thursday as solid economic data from the United States and Germany reinforced investors' optimism, while oil prices hovered at a 2-1/2-year high with unrest in Iran stoking supply disruption concerns.

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Asian shares scale 10-year peak, oil elevated on Iran unrest

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares flirted with 10-year highs on Thursday as solid economic data from the United States and Germany reinforced investors' optimism, while oil prices hovered at a 2-1/2-year high with unrest in Iran stoking supply disruption concerns.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares scale 10-year peak, oil elevated on Iran unrest

* U.S. manufacturing sector survey, German jobless rate upbeat

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CORRECTED-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares at 10-year peak on upbeat data, oil elevated on Iran unrest

* U.S. manufacturing sector survey, German jobless rate upbeat

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Asian shares at 10-year peak on upbeat data, oil elevated on Iran unrest

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled a 10-year high on Thursday as solid economic data from the United States and Germany reinforced investors' optimism while oil prices hovered at 2-1/2-year high with unrest in Iran stoking supply disruption concerns.

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Trump Watches From the Sidelines as the Koreas Begin to Talk

The Trump administration doesn’t oppose diplomatic talks on the Korean Peninsula but worries the North will try to drive a wedge between the United States and South Korea.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares at 10-year peak on upbeat data, oil elevated on Iran unrest

TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled a 10-year high on Thursday as solid economic data from the United States and Germany reinforced investors' optimism while oil prices hovered at 2-1/2-year high with unrest in Iran stoking supply disruption concerns.

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A Foreign Hand in Protests? Iranians See Confirmation in Their History

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s accusation resonates for many Iranians, whose country has long been subject to foreign interference.

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Tax reform could mean bigger windfall for next winner

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SEC mixes message on Apple shareholder proposals, activists say

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc was allowed to disregard one activist shareholder proposal on greenhouse gas emissions but told to hold a vote on another concerning human rights issues, in closely watched securities rulings that tested new guidance from U.S regulators.

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Apple's battery replacement offer to reduce 2018 iPhone sales: Barclays

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's offer to replace flagging batteries at a slashed rate could be a hurdle for iPhone unit sales in 2018 if more users take the deal over upgrading to a new device, Barclays analysts write in a note.

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Brazilian agency requires Apple to inform consumers on batteries

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian state agency responsible for consumer issues notified Apple Inc on Wednesday that it must explain how Brazilian owners of iPhones will be able to buy battery replacements at lower prices.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is the Trans-Atlantic Relationship Dead?

If it is, Germans can’t decide what comes after.

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BRIEF-Apple buys app development service Buddybuild

* CANADA'S BUDDYBUILD SAYS HAS JOINED THE XCODE ENGINEERING GROUP AT APPLE TO BUILD DEVELOPER TOOLS FOR THE ENTIRE IOS COMMUNITY‍​ Source: http://bit.ly/2CHqvmS

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Trump Tweets His ‘Nuclear Button’ Is ‘Much Bigger’ Than Kim Jong-un’s

President Trump again raised the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea on Tuesday, boasting that he commands a “more powerful” arsenal of devastating weapons than the outlier government in Asia.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get bonus after tax reform

(Reuters) - No. 1 U.S. airline American Airlines Group Inc and peer Southwest Airlines Co on Tuesday said they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent tax reform bill.

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Trump Reiterates Support for Iranian Protesters, but Also Criticizes Obama

Unlike President Barack Obama, who was faulted for his response to the protests that became known as the Green Movement, President Trump has come down on the side of the demonstrators

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BRIEF-U.S. Bancorp To Give Bonus For 60,000 Employees Due To Tax Reform Package

* U.S. BANCORP - DECIDED ‍ SPECIAL $1,000 BONUS FOR NEARLY 60,000 EMPLOYEES AS A RESULT OF TAX REFORM PACKAGE​

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HeidelbergCement sees negative effect from U.S. tax reform for 2017

FRANKFURT, Jan 2 (Reuters) - HeidelbergCement expects the U.S. tax reform to have a negative effect of around 200 million euros ($241 million) on its balance sheet for 2017, the German cement maker said on Tuesday but affirmed its guidance for underlying profits.

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BP expects U.S. earnings uplift from tax reform

(Reuters) - British energy company BP expects a positive impact on future post-tax earnings from the United States after the changes to U.S. corporate taxes, it said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-BP expects U.S. earnings uplift from tax reform

Jan 2 (Reuters) - British energy company BP expects a positive impact on future post-tax earnings from the United States after the changes to U.S. corporate taxes, it said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Brambles estimates one-time benefit from U.S. tax reform

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Australian pallets and container company Brambles Ltd said on Tuesday it estimates a $125 million to $155 million one-time benefit due to the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the United States.

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Australia's Brambles estimates one-time tax benefit from U.S. tax reform

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Brambles Ltd said on Tuesday it estimates a $125 million to $155 million one-time benefit due to the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the United States.

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London Journal: Renewal or Gentrification? London Borough Grapples With a Revamp

Tottenham, a diverse but deprived neighborhood, is undergoing a radical transformation. Officials insist it’s in need of renewal. Residents aren’t so sure.

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France's Macron vows to keep up pace of reforms

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday to rapidly push through economic and political changes in France over the coming months and said he would seek to jolt Europe into reforming too.

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Op-Ed Contributor: How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet.

Public support from the United States government will do the demonstrators more harm than good.

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Apple offers $29 iPhone replacement batteries immediately

Apple is working overtime to make amends with angry iPhone owners after revealing it slows down performance on older models.

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BRIEF-TCF Financial Corp To Record A One-Time, Estimated Net Tax Benefit Between $120 Mln-$140 Mln From Tax Reform

* TCF FINANCIAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ESTIMATED IMPACT OF TAX REFORM

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Frustrated U.S. Might Withhold $255 Million in Aid From Pakistan

American officials are frustrated over Pakistan’s lack of cooperation on counterterrorism, including its refusal to hand over a militant who helped hold Americans hostage.

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Accused of Slowing Old iPhones, Apple Offers Battery Discounts

In an apologetic statement, the company said it would cut the price of iPhone battery replacements by $50 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later.

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Apple apologizes for slowing down iPhones

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Apple apologizes after outcry over slowed iPhones

(Reuters) - Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good.

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BRIEF-Eaton Provides Guidance On The Impact Of Newly-Signed U.S. Tax Legislation

* EATON PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON THE IMPACT OF NEWLY-SIGNED U.S. TAX LEGISLATION

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Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy

President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable.

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With lineup widening, Apple depends less on iPhone X

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In years past, demand for Apple Inc's latest flagship phone was critical to the company's results over the holiday shopping quarter.

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Algeria's shale gas plans will take time, require tough reforms

ALGIERS/LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Algeria needs to exploit its shale gas resources to offset a surge in local energy consumption that is eating into vital exports, but developing the industry will take time and require far-reaching reforms at the state energy firm.

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Apple, Epson face French legal complaints over allegedly shortening life of products

PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple and Japanese printer company Epson are facing legal complaints in France over allegedly speeding up the ageing process of their products to stimulate demand.

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How Apple CEO Tim Cook travels

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LG Display says did not supply OLED panels for Apple's iPhone X this year

SEOUL, Dec 28 (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd on Thursday said it did not supply any organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for Apple's iPhone X smartphones this year.

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Exclusive: Apple and Amazon in talks to set up in Saudi Arabia - sources

RIYADH (Reuters) - Apple and Amazon are in licensing discussions with Riyadh on investing in Saudi Arabia, two sources told Reuters, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's push to give the conservative kingdom a high-tech look.

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Editorial: Reforms Rein In Police Harassment; Now More Is Needed

Stop-and-frisk has been drastically reduced, but officers still need to be more accountable.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Rex Tillerson: I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy

The United States has helped push Islamic State out of Syria and Iraq, and is on stronger footing in its dealings with North Korea, Russia and China.

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BRIEF-Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook's 2017 Total Compensation $12.8 Mln

* APPLE INC SAYS CFO LUCA MAESTRI'S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $24.1 MILLION VERSUS $22.8 MILLION IN FY 2016 - SEC FILING

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Apple finally got its tax break. Will billions of jobs follow?

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Barclays expects $1.3 billion writedown from U.S. tax reform

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays expects to take a writedown of about 1 billion pounds ($1.34 billion) on its annual post-tax profit as a result of the U.S. tax overhaul, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Trump Rules: When Picking Apples on a Farm With 5,000 Rules, Watch Out for the Ladders

Produce growers represent a textbook example of what businesses describe as regulatory fatigue. President Trump is tapping into the discontent.

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Barclays expects $1.3 billion write-down from U.S. tax reform

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays expects to take a write-down of about 1 billion pounds ($1.34 billion) on its annual post-tax profit as a result of the U.S. tax overhaul, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Barclays expects $1.3 bln write-down from U.S. tax reform

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Barclays expects to take a write-down of about 1 billion pounds ($1.34 billion) on its annual post-tax profit as a result of the U.S. tax overhaul, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Barclays Says Expects 1 Bln Pound Charge On Pretax Profit From U.S. Tax Reform ​

* ‍NOTES TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT ENACTED ON 22 DECEMBER 2017, REDUCING STATUTORY RATE OF US FEDERAL CORPORATE INCOME TAX TO 21%​

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BRIEF-Shell ‍Expects Impact Of US Tax Reform Legislation To Be Favourable To Ops​

* ‍EXPECTS POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RECENTLY ENACTED US TAX REFORM LEGISLATION TO BE FAVOURABLE TO SHELL AND TO ITS US OPERATIONS​

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Shell's operations seen boosted by U.S. tax reform legislation

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it expects recently enacted U.S. tax reform legislation to have a "favorable" impact on its operations.

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Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

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Apple, suppliers drop on report of weak iPhone X demand

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares in Apple Inc and several of its Asian suppliers fell on Tuesday after a report by Taiwan's Economic Daily and comments from some analysts suggested iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the first quarter.

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UPDATE 1-Apple, suppliers drop on report of weak iPhone X demand

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Shares in Apple Inc and several of its Asian suppliers fell on Tuesday after a report by Taiwan's Economic Daily and comments from some analysts suggested iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the first quarter.

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Wall St. lower as iPhone X concerns hit Apple shares

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Unity Bank To Provide Employees With $750 Bonuses In Response To Federal Tax Reform Legislation

* UNITY BANK TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES WITH $750 BONUSES IN RESPONSE TO FEDERAL TAX REFORM LEGISLATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Apple drags Wall Street lower

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes came under pressure on Tuesday following a 2.8 percent drop in Apple's shares on a report of weak iPhone X demand.

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US STOCKS-Apple drags Wall Street lower

* Apple down on report of tepid iPhone X demand, suppliers fall

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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

* Apple down on report of tepid iPhone X demand, suppliers fall

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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Futures lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

Dec 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures were slightly lower on Tuesday in light trading volumes after Christmas holiday as losses in Apple and a bunch of chipmakers weighed.

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Wall Street opens lower as Apple weighs

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Tuesday in light trading volumes, dragged down by losses in shares of Apple and its suppliers after a report on disappointing iPhone X sales forecast.

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Wall Street set to open lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Tuesday in thin trading volume following the Christmas holiday as losses in Apple and a bunch of chipmakers weighed.

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US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

* Apple down on report of tepid iPhone X demand, suppliers fall

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Futures lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures were slightly lower on Tuesday in light trading volumes after Christmas holiday as losses in Apple and a bunch of chipmakers weighed.

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US STOCKS-Futures lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

Dec 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures were slightly lower on Tuesday in light trading volumes after Christmas holiday as losses in Apple and a bunch of chipmakers weighed.

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Apple suppliers drop on report of weak iPhone X demand; analysts' views mixed

BEIJING (Reuters) - Shares in several of Apple Inc's Asian suppliers fell for a second straight day on Tuesday, hurt by a report from Taiwan's Economic Daily and some analysts saying that iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the first quarter.

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Your tax reform questions answered

President Trump has signed one of the most sweeping tax reform bills in years. CNN's Christine Romans has the answers to what the changes mean for you.

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BRIEF-Newmont Mining Expects Tax Reform To Result In Income Tax Expense Increase Between $200 Mln & $400 Mln

* NEWMONT MINING- IDENTIFIED THAT REDUCTION IN U.S. CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE TO 21% WILL RESULT IN RE-VALUATION OF DEFERRED TAX ASSETS, LIABILITIES

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BRIEF-Old National Bancorp Says To Revalue Deferred Tax Assets After U.S. Tax Reform

* OLD NATIONAL BANCORP SAYS HAS CONCLUDED THAT U.S. TAX REFORM WILL CAUSE CO'S DEFERRED TAX ASSETS TO BE REVALUED - SEC FILING

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BMW says U.S. tax reform to lift 2017 profit by up to 1.55 bln euros

FRANKFURT, Dec 22 (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW said late on Friday it expected a U.S. tax reform to result in tax benefits lifting its 2017 net profit by between 950 million and 1.55 billion euros ($1.1-1.8 billion).

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Daimler says U.S. tax reform will lift 2017 net income

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler said on Friday the U.S. tax reform would result in an income tax benefit of around 1.7 billion euros ($2.01 billion) in its 2017 results.

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UPDATE 1-Daimler says U.S. tax reform will lift 2017 net income

* Says other issues reduce the increase by around 700 mln euros

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BRIEF-Sinclair Broadcast Group Announces $1,000 Special Bonus As A Result Of Tax Reform

* SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP ANNOUNCES $1,000 SPECIAL BONUS AS A RESULT OF TAX REFORM

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Largest equities outflows since Brexit as investors "sell the fact" on U.S. tax reform - BAML

LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The passage of a sweeping U.S. tax reform bill investors have been anxiously anticipating for months caused large redemptions in equities and bonds this week as a building consensus in the market suggested any benefits had already been priced in.

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Yes, Apple is slowing your old iPhone. But it's not a conspiracy

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Review: ‘Hostiles’ Grapples With the Contradictions of the Western

An Army captain escorts an old enemy and a young widow from New Mexico to Montana in Scott Cooper’s violent modern horse opera.

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Pope says foes make reforming Vatican as hard as cleaning Sphinx with toothbrush

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis issued a stinging new critique of the Vatican's top administration on Thursday, saying "traitors" stood in the way of his reforms and made any change as hard as cleaning Egypt's Sphinx "with a toothbrush".

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Apple: Yes, we're slowing down older iPhones

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Japan Display says report it sought Apple, Huawei funds is 'speculative'

TOKYO (Reuters) - Cash-strapped smartphone screen maker Japan Display Inc dismissed a report on Thursday that it was seeking investment from Apple Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] as "speculative" and declined to comment further.

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UPDATE 1-Japan Display says report it sought Apple, Huawei funds is "speculative"

* Japan Display also talking to Chinese firms for funds -report

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Japan Display says report it sought Apple, Huawei funds is "speculative"

TOKYO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Cash-strapped smartphone screen maker Japan Display Inc dismissed a report on Thursday that it was seeking investment from Apple Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd as "speculative" and declined to comment further.

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‘The Hurt Is Still There’: Abuse Survivors Grapple With Cardinal’s Death

Victims of abuse by Catholic priests in the Boston archdiocese say they are still angry that Cardinal Bernard F. Law was never brought to justice for his role in the church’s cover-up.

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BRIEF-Computershare Updates On U.S. Tax Reform's Impact

* US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT ELIMINATES/REDUCES CERTAIN TAX DEDUCTIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO CO

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CORRECTED-Apple wins big with U.S. tax bill but faces snag on foreign patents

Dec 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress this week will allow Apple Inc to bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit - a long-standing company goal.

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Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones.

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Pence’s Christmas Pilgrimage Is Canceled. His Next Mideast Move Is Complicated.

Vice President Mike Pence planned to meet with Christian leaders in the Middle East but several canceled after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Apple wins big with U.S. tax bill but faces snag on foreign patents

(Reuters) - The U.S. Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress this week will allow Apple Inc to bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit - a long-standing company goal.

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BRIEF-Comcast Announces Bonus, Capital Investments In Wake Of U.S. Tax Reform

* COMCAST CORP - WOULD AWARD SPECIAL $1,000 BONUSES TO MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND ELIGIBLE FRONTLINE AND NON-EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEES

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UPDATE 3-AT&T, two banks offer bonuses, pay hikes in wake of U.S. tax reform

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc, Wells Fargo & Co and Boeing Co were among American companies promising more pay for workers or more investment in training on Wednesday after the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years.

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AT&T, two banks offer bonuses, pay hikes in wake of U.S. tax reform

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc, Wells Fargo & Co and Boeing Co led the way on Wednesday in promising more pay for workers or more investment in training in the wake of the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years.

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Senator Cornyn trying to get Big Corn behind U.S. biofuels reform

(Reuters) - Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, is trying to win support from the Midwest corn lobby for a broad legislative overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Trump Threatens to End American Aid: ‘We’re Watching Those Votes’ at the U.N.

The General Assembly is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a resolution that would condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Susan Rice: When America No Longer Is a Global Force for Good

President Trump’s National Security Strategy articulates an “America First” vision that may only make America weak.

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Can Apple make us play Pokemon Go again?

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The moment the Senate approved tax reform

The Senate debated and then voted on a tax bill after it passed the House of Representatives.

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Asian shares inch up as investors await U.S. tax reforms, dollar steadies

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up slightly on Wednesday, shrugging off Wall Street's losses as the long-awaited U.S. tax reform bill wound its way through Congress, while higher Treasury yields underpinned the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares inch up as investors await U.S. tax reforms, dollar steadies

TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up slightly on Wednesday, shrugging off Wall Street's losses as the long-awaited U.S. tax reform bill wound its way through Congress, while higher Treasury yields underpinned the dollar.

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Asian shares slip as investors await U.S. tax reforms, dollar steadies

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Wednesday, taking their cues from Wall Street with investor enthusiasm toward U.S. tax changes ebbing as the long-awaited reform bill wound its way through Congress, while higher U.S. Treasury yields underpinned the dollar.

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Asian shares slip as investors await US tax reforms, dollar steadies

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Wednesday, taking their cues from Wall Street with investor enthusiasm toward U.S. tax changes ebbing as the long-awaited reform bill wound its way through Congress, while higher U.S. Treasury yields underpinned the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip as investors await US tax reforms, dollar steadies

TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Wednesday, taking their cues from Wall Street with investor enthusiasm toward U.S. tax changes ebbing as the long-awaited reform bill wound its way through Congress, while higher U.S. Treasury yields underpinned the dollar.

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EU Commission may launch moves to punish Poland over legal reforms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's executive may trigger a process on Wednesday to begin to strip Poland of its voting rights in the bloc, officials say, as months of tensions between Brussels and Warsaw come to a head.

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U.N. to make proposals to kickstart Syrian reform process

UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations will propose to Syria's warring parties a timeline for elections and guidance on constitutional reform in a bid to revive stalled peace talks, mediator Staffan de Mistura told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday.

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Apple leads Wall St lower as tax-bill vote looms

(Reuters) - Wall Street dipped on Tuesday, ahead of a vote on a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax system, weighed down by an Apple-led pullback after two strong session of gains on rising hopes that the U.S. Congress will vote in favor of the bill.

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US STOCKS-Apple leads Wall St lower as tax-bill vote looms

* Indexes down: S&P 0.15 pct, Nasdaq 0.31 pct, Dow 0.24 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

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Ramaphosa's 'poisoned chalice': new ANC leader may struggle to reform South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of near-misses, his loyal supporters jumped to their feet, pumping their fists and cheering.

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Argentina Congress passes pension reform after protests, clashes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's Congress passed a reform to the pension system early on Tuesday, after days of demonstrations by the bill's opponents and violent clashes between protesters and police gripped the South American country.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s National Security Strategy Is a Farce

“It’s impossible to know what the United States position is,” says a European ambassador. The administration has no policy. It has outbursts.

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EMERGING MARKETS-S.African assets rally further on reform hopes from new ANC leader

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - South African stocks and bonds swept higher on Tuesday, extending gains after the election of market-friendly Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the ruling ANC party, while the rand hovered near nine-month highs versus the dollar.

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Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Blind Eye to Honduras’s Tyrant

Why does the United States continue to support a strongman who abets assassination and destroys democracy?

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Apple names long-time exec as new India sales head: source

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has appointed Michel Coulomb as its top sales executive in India, replacing Sanjay Kaul, a source familiar with the move said on Tuesday, as the U.S. tech giant pursues a bigger share of the world's third-largest smartphone market.

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Apple names long-time exec as new India sales head - source

MUMBAI, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has appointed Michel Coulomb as its top sales executive in India, replacing Sanjay Kaul, a source familiar with the move said on Tuesday, as the U.S. tech giant pursues a bigger share of the world's third-largest smartphone market.

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Asia stocks up on U.S. tax-reform optimism, dollar hesitant

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a record-setting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass sweeping tax legislation, while the dollar was tentative as traders were circumspect about the bill's economic impact.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks up on U.S. tax-reform optimism, dollar hesitant

* Asia lifted after Wall St hits record highs on tax bill hopes

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Asia stocks up on U.S. tax-reform optimism, dollar treads water

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a record-setting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass sweeping tax legislation, while the dollar treaded water as traders were circumspect about the bill's economic impact.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks up on U.S. tax-reform optimism, dollar treads water

* Asia lifted after Wall St hits record highs on tax bill hopes

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FOREX-Dollar struggles on concerns of U.S. tax reform's limited impact

* House-Senate Republicans put finishing touches on tax bill * Dollar awaits passage of tax bill for more direction * Bitcoin hits fresh record high over weekend (Adds comment, updates prices) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Monday, as concerns grew over whether a proposed U.S. tax overhaul program would have a major impact on economic growth, after the bill moved another step closer to passage

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Apple ups iPhone prices in India as tax increase makes imports costlier

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has increased the prices of most of its iPhone models sold in India after the government last week raised taxes on imported phones in a bid to boost domestic manufacturing.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Actually, Egypt Is a Terrible Ally

The United States needs to face reality: Egypt is neither important nor helpful.

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FOREX-Dollar dips on U.S. tax reform caution

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The dollar dipped against a basket of major currencies on Monday, on caution ahead of a vote in U.S. Congress on tax reform, after the bill moved another step closer to ratification over the weekend.

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It looks like tax reform is already paying off with the GOP base

Republicans in Congress say passing their sweeping tax reform plan will be a Christmas gift to the American people -- and it looks like Republican voters are already starting to give back.

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Editorial: Donald Trump Seems Confused About Jerusalem

The president is showing how to take a vexing problem and make it harder.

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EU court rejects U.S. intervention in Apple's Irish $15 billion tax case

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's second-highest court has rejected a request from the U.S. government to intervene in Apple's challenge against an EU order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) because it failed to prove a direct interest in the outcome of the case.

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India raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry.

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UPDATE 1-India raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple

* India's April-Oct goods imports up 22 pct y/y to $256.4 bln (Adds details, quote)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, US tax reform woes dent sentiment

TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Asian shares erased earlier modest gains on Friday with sentiment dented by Wall Street's weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform, though regional stocks remain on track for a weekly rise.