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New York Today: New York Today: How Did the Subways Get So Bad?

Monday: An investigation examining the root of our subway woes, the Secret Science Club, and things to be thankful for.

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Olympics: In Yuna's absence, Koreans holding out for a Pyeongchang hero

SEOUL (Reuters) - A year after her dazzling gold medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Games, figure skater Kim Yuna delivered an impassioned speech to the International Olympic Committee that helped sway the vote to bring the 2018 Winter Games to South Korea.

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Trump: I should have left UCLA players in China jail

President Donald Trump on Sunday shot back at Lavar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested in China, for belittling the President's role in the students' release.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail!’

A day after Ball downplayed President Trump’s involvement in getting three U.C.L.A. players safely out of China, the president fired back on Twitter.

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Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday he should have left in jail the three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release.

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Jailed Venezuelan mayor flees to Spain

The former mayor of Caracas -- who is a staunch opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro -- was welcomed Saturday in Madrid after escaping house arrest.

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System Failure: How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.

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U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Central American country, a top U.N. official said Friday.

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Teen angst plus super powers collide in 'Runaways'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Brian K. Vaughan was approached by Marvel Comics to write a comic book to bring in new readers, he hit on the idea of "Runaways," the story of a diverse group of teenage friends whose bond grows stronger when they make a gruesome discovery.

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BRIEF-WGL Holdings reports Q4 results

* Says qtrly total operating revenue $429.1 million versus $459.9 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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German justice ministry urges ban on Kuwait Airways over Israel issue

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable.

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Saudi Kingdom Holding plans to sell two hotels in Beirut - sources

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding plans to sell its stakes in the Moevenpick Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Islands nytimes.com

Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.

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Golf: Fleetwood shoots 65 to retake pole in the Race to Dubai

(Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood regained control in the Race to Dubai, rebounding from his poor first round to shoot a seven-under-par 65 and also power back into the hunt for the DP World Tour Championship title on Friday.

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BRIEF-GDS Holdings says ‍full amount of its outstanding $150 mln bonds converted into shares by bond holders​

* ‍FULL AMOUNT OF ITS OUTSTANDING $150 MILLION CONVERTIBLE BONDS VOLUNTARILY CONVERTED INTO ORDINARY SHARES BY BOND HOLDERS​

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Mafia boss and mass murderer Riina dies in jail

ROME (Reuters) - Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted for ordering dozens of murders, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter of a century in jail.

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CORRECTED-AIRSHOW-Jetmakers end Dubai rollercoaster with big orders pending

DUBAI, Nov 16 (Reuters) - It started with a deal that never was and ended with the mother of all air show announcements - this week's Dubai Airshow saw little in the way of firm new business, but reminded observers the rivalry between two global giants is as fierce as ever.

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BRIEF-Comstock Holding Co Q3 loss per share $0.45

* Comstock Holding Companies reports third quarter 2017 results

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BRIEF-Genting Hong Kong divests 5 mln shares in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

* Star NCLC entered ‍underwriting deal with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

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Jetmakers end Dubai rollercoaster with big orders pending

DUBAI (Reuters) - It started with a deal that never was and ended with the mother of all air show announcements - this week's Dubai Airshow saw little in the way of firm new business, but reminded observers the rivalry between two global giants is as fierce as ever.

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Mistrial Is Declared in Corruption Trial of Ex-Jail Officers’ Union Chief

The jurors in the federal case against Norman Seabrook, the former head of the New York City correction officers’ union, said they were deadlocked.

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Wheels: The Near Future of Driving: Eyes Forward, but No Hands at 10 and 2

The Cadillac Super Cruise system is the latest in semiautonomous driving technology, allowing drivers to keep their hands off the wheel as long as they pay attention to the road.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe, coup chief meet with smiles and handshakes

HARARE (Reuters) - A smiling President Robert Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe's military chief a day after the army seized power, throwing confusion over predictions that the 93-year-old's nearly four-decade rule had come to an end.

Wines nytimes.com

The Pour: Last-Minute Buys for Thanksgiving Wines

Even the morning of the holiday isn’t too late to find something good to drink. Here are ideas for what to get when you remember that you forgot.

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Sante! France welcomes start of Beaujolais Nouveau wine season

PARIS (Reuters) - Early-morning parties, parades and lots of raised glasses marked the release of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau wine across France on Thursday.

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Rose takes route 66 in Race to Dubai

(Reuters) - Justin Rose struck an early blow in the Race to Dubai by trouncing his playing partner Tommy Fleetwood as the two went head to head in the season-defining DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday.

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Britain says no link between 400 million pound debt owed to Iran and jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday there was no link between a 400 million pound ($528 million) debt owed to Iran and the fate of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker.

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BRIEF-Floor & Decor Holdings prices public offering of 6.50 mln common shares at $36/share

* Says public offering of 6.50 million common shares priced at $36.00 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Everi Holdings director Eileen​ Raney buys 9,000 shares of co's common stock

* Everi Holdings Inc director Eileen​ ‍raney reports purchase of 9,000 shares of co's common stock on Nov 15 at $8.65 per share - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2AKnfVJ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-First Round Capital sells 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14

* First Round Capital IV, L.P. reports open market sale of 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2z3PySl) Further company coverage:

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Celtics finding ways to thrive in face of adversity

(Reuters) - The Boston Celtics' hopes of making a run at an NBA title were considered to be over when one of their top players went down in the season opener, but the resilient group have not let adversity change their intentions.

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Review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Lives Up to Its Title, in More Ways Than One

Facing a lover’s death and a society’s intolerance, in a film by Sebastián Lelio.

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Turkey asks U.S. about jailed trader: foreign ministry sources

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has sent a note to U.S. authorities inquiring about the condition of gold trader Reza Zarrab, held in the United States awaiting trial on charges of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, Turkish Foreign Ministry sources said on Wednesday.

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UK's Johnson vows no stone unturned to free aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson said Britain would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reservations that granting her diplomatic protection would help secure her release, her husband said on Wednesday.

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8 awesome ways to do Vail year-round

With loads of epic powder-filled trails and seven legendary back bowls spanning seven miles, Vail consistently ranks as one of the best skiing and snowboarding destinations in North America.

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Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.

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Boeing in 175 plane deal with budget carrier flydubai

DUBAI (Reuters) - Boeing Co. reached a preliminary deal for 175 of its 737 MAX jets with flydubai on Wednesday, potentially committing the budget airline's fleet to the U.S. planemaker for another decade.

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BRIEF-ChinaNet Online Holdings Q3 loss per share $0.17 from continuing operations

* ChinaNet Online Holdings reports third quarter 2017 financial results

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UK has reservations about diplomatic protection for jailed aid worker in Iran, husband says

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reservations about granting diplomatic protection to an Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran, her husband said on Wednesday.

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Flydubai orders 175 Boeing jets, purchasing options for 50 more

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Dubai-based airline flydubai said on Wednesday that it had ordered 175 Boeing 737 Max jets, as well as purchasing options for 50 more of the aircraft.

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UPDATE 1-Flydubai nears deal to order 175 Boeing 737 MAX: sources

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. is close to securing an order from flydubai, the Middle East discount airline, for 175 narrow body jets, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Flydubai near deal to order 175 boeing 737 MAX - sources

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Dubai-based budget carrier, flydubai, is nearing a deal to order 175 Boeing 737 MAX jets, sources familiar with the matter said. The airline, flydubai, is expected to hold a news conference at Dubai Airshow at 1200 UAE time (0800 GMT).

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Britain's Johnson to meet husband of aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday meet the husband of an aid worker jailed in Iran to discuss granting diplomatic protection to her as part of an effort to secure her release from prison.

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BRIEF-Navios Maritime Holdings announces pricing of $305 mln of 11.25% senior secured notes due 2022

* Navios Maritime Holdings Inc announces pricing of $305 million of 11.25 pct senior secured notes due 2022

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5 ways the Roy Moore saga could end

In four weeks, Alabama will go to the polls to elect a new US senator, but recent and mounting allegations of sexual misconduct by Republican nominee Roy Moore have thrown the contest into disarray, with top GOP officials in Washington calling on their party's candidate to step aside.

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Jury Deadlocked in Corruption Trial of Former Jail Officers’ Union Chief

Jurors told the judge they could not reach a verdict in the trial of Norman Seabrook. The judge directed them to continue deliberating.

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Funds taking "above normal" risks, cash holdings at 4-yr low-BAML survey

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Gloal funds are showing signs of "irrational exhuberance", with cash holdings at four-year lows and risk-taking at all-time highs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly investor survey said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Prodways launches first PA6-12T material

* LAUNCH OF FIRST PA6-12T PLASTIC MATERIAL FOR 3D PRINTING USING SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING‍​

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AIRSHOW-Dubai's Emirates says it could order more Boeing 787s on same terms

DUBAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Emirates has the flexibility to order more Boeing 787s under the same commercial terms as its deal announced on Sunday, the airline's president Tim Clark said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Stelco Holdings Q3 revenue C$336 million, down 10 pct​

* Qtrly ‍revenue was $336 million, a decrease of $37 million, or 10% year-over-year from $373 million for same period in 2016​

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Further govt sale of Japan Post Holdings not yet worked out - finmin

TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the government had not yet reached the stage of finalising a further sale of its shares in Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd.

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BRIEF-Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings posts qtrly revenues of RMB425.6 mln

* ‍Total revenues for Q3 of 2017 increased by 18.2 pct to RMB425.6 million​

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Man pleads guilty to U.S. Army Reserve weapons theft, jail escape

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaped from jail awaiting trial for the theft and then tried to rob two banks, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Jeld-Wen Holding secondary announces offering of 12.5 mln shares

* Jeld-Wen Holding, Inc announces launch of secondary offering of common stock

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BRIEF-DHT Holdings Q3 loss per share $0.04

* Q3 earnings per share view $-0.08 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Drinking age: oldest evidence of wine-making found near Tbilisi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oenophiles take note: 5980 BC was a very good year for wine.

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AIRSHOW-India's Jet Airways in "serious talks" for 75 more Boeing 737 Max planes

DUBAI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Indian airline Jet Airways is in "serious discussions" about ordering a further 75 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, having already ordered 75, chairman and founder Naresh Goyal told Reuters at the Dubai Airshow on Monday.

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Hulu goes sci-fi lite with 'Runaways,' 'Future Man'

After its Emmy breakthrough with "The Handmaid's Tale," Hulu's profile is on the rise. But its two latest series, the Seth Rogen-produced sci-fi comedy "Future Man" and teen serial "Marvel's Runaways," are both middling, narrowly appealing genre fare, more notable for their auspices than the execution.

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Britain considers diplomatic protection for jailed aid worker in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is considering granting diplomatic protection to a jailed aid worker in Iran as part of an effort to secure her release from a jail in the Islamic Republic.

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Analysis: This may be one of the most awkward moments in handshake history

There should be a rule in international diplomacy: No strange handshake rituals.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-State funds support Saudi, GFH Financial boosts Dubai

* Saudi spends most of day lower, before buying in final hour

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Dubai pressures Airbus as A380 order hopes fizzle

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president said on Monday.

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Bob Geldof hands back award in protest

Musician Bob Geldof is handing back his "Freedom of the City of Dublin" award, also held by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in protest over her handling of the Rohingya crisis.

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Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing new order

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president said on Monday.

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AIRSHOW-Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing new order

* Emirates dashes Airbus's hopes for A350 order (Adds Airbus declines to comment, background)

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Bob Geldof hands back Dublin honor shared with Aung San Suu Kyi

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish musician and anti-poverty activist Bob Geldof will return his 'Freedom of the City of Dublin' award to his home town on Monday, saying he could not continue to hold the honor with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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BRIEF-Waha Capital agrees to sell stake in NPS Holding

* AGREES TO SELL STAKE IN NPS HOLDING LTD IN CASH AND STOCK DEAL‍​

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AIRSHOW-Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing A380 order

DUBAI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president told Reuters on Monday.

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BRIEF-Fincantieri says co's unit and Vard Holdings submitted proposal for privatisation of Vard

* co's unit and and Vard Holdings Limited submitted proposal to seek privatisation of vard by way of voluntary delisting​

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UPDATE 2-AIRSHOW-Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

* Airbus still in talks on potential A380 deal (Recasts, adds details)

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AIRSHOW-Flydubai seeks bids for potential 175-jet order -sources

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Budget carrier flydubai is in contact with Airbus and Boeing about a potential new order for up to 175 passenger jets, industry sources said on Sunday.

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Queen hands over Remembrance Day duty to Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth handed over royal duties to Prince Charles at London's Cenotaph ceremony as part of the Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

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Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates unveiled a preliminary order worth $15 billion for 40 Boeing jets on Sunday, but kept Europe's Airbus waiting for a lifeline order for A380 superjumbos as the Dubai Airshow opened amid worries over tensions in the Middle East.

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UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Emirates unveiled a preliminary order worth $15 billion for 40 Boeing jets on Sunday, but kept Europe's Airbus waiting for a lifeline order for A380 superjumbos as the Dubai Airshow opened amid worries over tensions in the Middle East.

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Airbus, Boeing close in on Dubai deals worth $30 billion

DUBAI (Reuters) - A battle for orders erupted on day one of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday as Europe's Airbus and its U.S. arch-rival Boeing prepared to fire opening salvos worth almost $30 billion.

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AIRSHOW-Airbus, Boeing close in on Dubai deals worth $30 bln

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - A battle for orders erupted on day one of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday as Europe's Airbus and its U.S. arch-rival Boeing prepared to fire opening salvos worth almost $30 billion.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Swine of Conservatism

Roy Moore and the distinctive predators of cultural conservatism.

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) nytimes.com

Holding Hands, Drinking Wine and Other Ways to Go to Jail in Dubai

Dubai says it welcomes foreigners, but some end up in prison for offenses that few Westerners would dream were even crimes.

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BRIEF-Crosswinds Holdings reports qtrly loss per share C$0.28​

* Crosswinds Holdings says ‍crosswinds is in discussions regarding a sale of its joint venture investment in monarch to its joint venture partner​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Jailed German-Turkish reporter sees Turkey drifting toward fascism

BERLIN (Reuters) - Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist detained by Ankara since February, has accused Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan of subjecting his entire society to a "regime of fear" and said Turkey is drifting toward fascism.

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U.S. citizen facing subversion charges in Zimbabwe released from jail

HARARE (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen accused of attempting to subvert President Robert Mugabe's government was released from Zimbabwe's maximum security jail on Friday, a day after the High Court ordered her to be freed on bail, Reuters witnesses said.

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South America's sultriest wine region

Mendoza, Argentina, is a cosmopolitan city known for its tree-lined streets, sunny climate, Malbec wine and world-class restaurants and spas.

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Watch Trump and Putin shake hands in Vietnam

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake hands at an APEC gala in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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Trump and Putin shake hands at APEC summit dinner

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin shook hands at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit dinner in Vietnam on Friday, even though the White House said there would be no formal meeting.

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BRIEF-GAIN Capital Holdings Inc announces monthly metrics for October 2017

* GAIN Capital Holdings Inc announces monthly metrics for October 2017

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Key Takeaways From Steve Bannon’s Interview With The Times

Mr. Bannon, former White House chief strategist, discussed the Virginia governor’s race and the future of the G.O.P. in an interview with The Times.

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BRIEF-Brandywine Realty Trust prices $100.0 million of 3.950% 5-year guaranteed notes

* Brandywine Realty Trust prices $100.0 million of 3.950% 5-year guaranteed notes and $450.0 million of 3.950% 10-year guaranteed notes Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Graham Holdings Co increases stock buyback authorization

* Graham holdings company announces increased stock repurchase authorization

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Public defenders sue over masturbating Chicago jail inmates

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of Chicago female public defenders has sued the operator of one of the nation's largest jails and their employer in federal court over sexual harassment by inmates, including masturbation often directed at them.

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Spanish prosecutors request jail for Catalan parliament speaker: El Pais

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's state prosecutor on Thursday asked a judge to jail the Catalan parliament speaker who enabled its declaration of independence while an investigation into charges of rebellion and sedition continues, El Pais reported on Thursday.

Wines nytimes.com

Wines of The Times: Cabernet Franc and the Finger Lakes: Made for Each Other

With the fresh, spicy character typical of cool-climate viticulture, the red-wine grape shows another face of American winemaking.

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BRIEF-GWG Holdings reports Q3 GAAP loss per share of $1.31

* Q3 revenue $14.7 million versus $13.9 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Northern California's wine country needs you to visit

The wine is flowing again at Steve Ledson's ornate castle winery in Sonoma County.

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Mattis looking at ways to bring Russia into compliance with arms control treaty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had discussed Russia's violation of an arms control treaty with his NATO counterparts and they were looking at how to bring Moscow into compliance with it.

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A look at wine country after the wildfires

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Qatar retools after boycott by top auto parts supplier Dubai

DOHA (Reuters) - In a dusty industrial zone in the south of Doha where the city's auto repair shops are clustered, one unlucky blue Hyundai Santa Fe has been sitting with its front smashed in since June 5, the day four Arab nations announced a boycott of Qatar.

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Potential juror: Obama has soft hands

Former President Obama reports for jury duty and the verdict is ... "soft hands." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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BRIEF-HC2 Holdings reports Q3 revenue $406.4 million

* HC2 Holdings Inc - ‍backlog at end of q3 was a record $656 million, as compared to approximately $590 million in prior-quarter​

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BRIEF-Papa Murphy’S Holdings reports Q3 loss per share $0.11

* Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc Reports third quarter 2017 results

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Airbus trails Boeing in orders heading into Dubai showdown

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus sold 24 aircraft and delivered 63 in October, leaving it well behind rival Boeing in the hunt for new orders going into next week's Dubai Airshow, but on course to reach its recently softened target of 700 deliveries for the year.

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UPDATE 1-UK regulator delays banning jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Britain's markets regulator said on Wednesday it would postpone banning jailed former trader Tom Hayes from the financial services industry until an investigation into his conviction has been completed.

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BRIEF-Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited reports 8.7 pct stake in CenturyLink Inc. as on Nov. 1 ‍​

* Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited reports 8.7 percent stake in CenturyLink Inc. as on November 1, 2017 - SEC filing ‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2iEL8Xi)

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BRIEF-OneMain Holdings Inc announces pricing of secondary offering of 10 mln shares of its common stock​

* OneMain Holdings Inc announces pricing of secondary offering of common stock by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group Llc

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BRIEF-Herc Holdings Q3 earnings per share $0.45

* Herc Holdings reports 2017 third quarter and nine months results

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

A suburban rebellion against President Trump propelled Democrats to victory in races for governor, state legislature and mayor, in a series of elections.

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BRIEF-Orion Engineered Carbons says ‍Kinove Holdings, other sellers, priced underwritten public offering of 10 mln common shares of co

* ‍KINOVE HOLDINGS, CERTAIN OTHER SELLERS, PRICED UNDERWRITTEN PUBLIC OFFERING OF 10MLN COMMON SHARES OF CO AT $23.25/SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.  

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U.S. Justice Department unseals charges in Rolls-Royce Holdings foreign bribery case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges on Tuesday against five individuals for their alleged role in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials to benefit Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and help secure a contract to provide services for a major gas pipeline from Central Asia to China.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Justice Dept unseals charges in Rolls-Royce Holdings foreign bribery case

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges on Tuesday against five individuals for their alleged role in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials to benefit Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and help secure a contract to provide services for a major gas pipeline from Central Asia to China.

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BRIEF-Equity Financial Holdings reports qtrly ‍earnings per share $0.18

* Equity Financial Holdings reports third quarter 2017 results and update to bank license application

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BRIEF-Brookfield is holding preliminary talks about GGP takeover - CNBC citing Bloomberg

* Brookfield is holding preliminary talks about GGP takeover - CNBC citing Bloomberg Further company coverage:

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Turkish court upholds 25-year jail term for opposition lawmaker

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court rejected on Tuesday an appeals court order to retry a lawmaker from the main opposition party, upholding his 25-year jail term, CNN Turk reported.

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China plans easing foreign holding, partner choice for securities ventures - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China plans to allow global banks to take a stake of up to 51 percent in their onshore securities ventures for the first time and tie up with local non-financial firms, people...

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BRIEF-Propetro Holding prices upsized secondary offering of common stock

* Propetro Holding Corp. prices upsized secondary public offering of common stock

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China plans easing foreign holding, partner choice for securities ventures: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China plans to allow global banks to take a stake of up to 51 percent in their onshore securities ventures for the first time and tie up with local non-financial firms, people familiar with the matter said.

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Qatar Airways seeks to create a virtual mega carrier with deals: CEO

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Qatar Airways wants to create a virtual mega-carrier that will give it economies of scale in negotiating fuel and operations, as it expands investments in other airlines, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

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Britain's trade minister says Johnson did not make a gaffe over aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson did not make a gaffe when he commented about the activities of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Britain's trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday.

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Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists win last chance to appeal

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court on Tuesday allowed three jailed young activists, who spearheaded pro-democracy protests that brought much of the Chinese-ruled city to a halt in 2014, a final chance to appeal against their sentences.

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BRIEF-Milacron Holdings announces proposed re-pricing transaction

* Milacron Holdings Corp announces proposed re-pricing transaction

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Hong Kong democracy activists win last chance to appeal jail terms in highest court

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An appeal against the controversial jailing of three young democracy activists will be heard in Hong Kong's highest court in January, after the Court of Final Appeal decided on Tuesday to allow it.

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BRIEF-Luxfer Holdings qtrly ‍adj EPS $0.28​

* Luxfer holdings plc - qtrly ‍revenue $115.2 million versus $98.9 million​

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Britain says Johnson comments do not justify more Iran charges against jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday that comments by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe should not be used by the Islamic Republic to bring additional charges against her.

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Britain says Johnson's comments do not justify further charges against aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday that comments made by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe should not be used to bring additional charges against her.

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BRIEF-MPM Holdings sees IPO of 10.4 mln common shares priced to be between $23 and $25 per share

* MPM Holdings Inc sees IPO of 10.4 million common shares priced to be between $23 and $25 per share – sec filing‍​

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U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm - reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has kept investments in a shipping firm with significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, U.S. media reported on Sunday, citing leaked documents from an offshore law firm.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm -reports

* Commerce Dept: Ross not involved in Sibur investment decision

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Rebuffed by American Airlines, Qatar Airways buys into Cathay Pacific

DUBAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Qatar Airways has broadened its global reach by purchasing a 9.61 percent stake in Cathay Pacific , adding another strategic investor to the Hong Kong carrier's complicated share register at a time when it is looking to cut costs.

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Your Best Ways to Say ‘Sorry, I’m Out of the Office’

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U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has kept investments in a shipping firm with significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, U.S. media reported on Sunday, citing leaked documents from an offshore law firm.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm -reports

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has kept investments in a shipping firm with significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, U.S. media reported on Sunday, citing leaked documents from an offshore law firm.

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Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has kept investments in a shipping firm with significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, U.S. media reported on Sunday, citing leaked documents from an offshore law firm.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding says has support from government after chairman detained

DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding said on Sunday it had the support of the country's government after billionaire chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was detained overnight.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding reports swing to quarterly profit from big loss

DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding reported it swung to a third-quarter profit on Sunday, hours after its billionaire chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was detained as part of a corruption crackdown.

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American jailed over Zimbabwe ruler tweet

An American woman in Zimbabwe has been sent to prison after reportedly tweeting that President Robert Mugabe -- one of Africa's longest-serving leaders -- is "a selfish and sick man," according to court documents.

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Venezuela frees two anti-Maduro activists; scores still jailed

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities overnight freed two activists who were in jail for more than a year after being accused of plotting against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, the opposition said on Saturday.

National Anthems nytimes.com

Jail Time for Disrespecting China’s Anthem Jumps From 15 Days to 3 Years

China’s latest efforts to instill reverence for its national anthem may be met with vigorous protest in Hong Kong.

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‘Disaffected, Usually Disturbed Loners Have Always Been With Us’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed criminal charges for Trump campaign figures, the truck attack in Manhattan and male mammoths.

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BRIEF-Thermon Group Holdings, Thermon Holding Corp, Thermon Canada, entered into credit agreement on Oct 30

* Thermon Group Holdings Inc says on Oct 30, co, Thermon Holding Corp, Thermon Canada, entered into a credit agreement - sec filing‍​

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Wines of The Times: The Four Rules of Thanksgiving Wines

What to drink should be the least of your worries. With good food and good company there are no bad bottles, as the wine panel demonstrates.

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BRIEF-Bio-Path Holdings announces $4 mln registered direct offering

* Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. Announces $4 million registered direct offering

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After four months jail, Turkey's Amnesty director says trial is 'surreal'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Amnesty International's Turkey director, freed from four months detention but still facing trial on terrorism charges, said the case against her and other human rights activists was "absurd and surreal".

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Fate of Stateless Rohingya Muslims Is in Antagonistic Hands

Desperately waiting in Bangladesh camps after fleeing Myanmar, and unwanted in both countries, Rohingya refugees are both homeless and vulnerable.

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BRIEF-Cinemark Holdings reports Q3 earnings per share $0.33

* Cinemark Holdings, Inc. reports revenues of $710.8 million for the third quarter of 2017

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Jailed Catalonia leader Santi Vila to leave jail after paying bail

MADRID (Reuters) - Jailed Catalonia leader Santi Vila, among the nine Catalan leaders ordered to be held in custody on Thursday pending a potential trial over the region's independence drive, was free to leave jail after paying bail, a court document showed.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

Trilobites: Male Mammoths Died in ‘Silly Ways’ More Often Than Females, Study Finds

Most preserved fossils of the beasts are male, scientists found, which offers insights into mammoth behavior.

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BRIEF-Chuy's Holdings reports Q3 earnings per share $0.19

* Chuy's Holdings Inc announces third quarter 2017 financial results

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Spanish Judge Jails 8 Catalan Separatists Before Trial

In all, Spain’s attorney general is seeking to prosecute 20 Catalan separatists, including Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia.

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BRIEF-QCR Holdings Inc reports Q3 earnings per share $0.58

* QCR Holdings Inc announces third quarter earnings and successful closing of guaranty acquisition

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BRIEF-Aercap Holdings Q3 diluted earnings per share $1.62

* Aercap Holdings N.V. reports financial results for the third quarter 2017 and announces new share repurchase program

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BRIEF-Leidos holdings reports Q3 earnings per share of $0.53

* Leidos Holdings, Inc. Reports third quarter fiscal year 2017 results

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Michelle Pfeiffer: ‘I’m Always Afraid of Failing’

Returning to movies after years off to raise her children, the actress said she had to tell herself, “You cannot bomb in front of Judi Dench.”

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BRIEF-Onemain Holdings posts Q3 adj. earnings per share $0.91

* Q3 earnings per share view $1.03 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-Seacor Holdings Q3 revenue $158.2 mln

* Seacor holdings announces results of operations for its third quarter ended september 30, 2017

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BRIEF-Imperial looking at ways to increase Kearl production to 240,000 bpd

* Says identified ways to increase production at Kearl oil sands mine to 240,000 bpd over next two years

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BRIEF-Graham Holdings reports Q3 earnings per share $4.42

* Q3 earnings per share $4.26 excluding items Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Interxion Holding NV qtrly ‍revenue increased by 18 pct to EUR 124.6 million​

* Interxion Holding NV - Qtrly ‍revenue increased by 18% to eur 124.6 million​

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BRIEF-Renaissancere Holdings reports Q3 loss per share $12.75

* Renaissancere reports net loss of $504.8 million for the third quarter of 2017, or a loss of $12.75 per diluted common share; quarterly operating loss of $546.9 million or a loss of $13.81 per diluted common share

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Leading Senate Republicans seek ways to speed nominee approvals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading Republicans in the U.S. Senate, expressing frustration at how slowly President Donald Trump's nominees are being confirmed, on Tuesday called for changes in the chamber's procedures to speed up the approval process.

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UPDATE 5-Burberry parts ways with Bailey as new CEO refashions brand

* Shares down 1.1 pct to 19.01 pounds at 1623 GMT (Adds link to Reuters Breakingviews column, updates shares)

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Burberry parts ways with Bailey as new CEO refashions brand

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Christopher Bailey, who fashioned trench coat maker Burberry into a global label, will part ways with the British company next year, leaving its new chief executive to...

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UPDATE 3-Burberry parts ways with Bailey as new CEO refashions brand

* Shares down 1.3 pct to 18.96 pounds at 1427 GMT (Adds further reaction, background)

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BRIEF-INNOPHOS HOLDINGS REPORTS Q3 ‍DILUTED EPS $0.58​

* ‍COMPANY INCREASED ITS FULL YEAR 2017 SALES GUIDANCE, AND MAINTAINED ITS ADJUSTED EBITDA​

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China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem, flag

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering tougher penalties for people who disrespect the national anthem or flag in public, including up to three years in jail, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday.

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China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering tougher penalties for those who disrespect the national anthem, including up to three years in jail, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday.

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The four ways Washington responded to Mueller's charges

Late Sunday, as a weekend of frenzied speculation and spin drew to an anxious close, #MuellerMonday began to trend on Twitter. A few hours later, a little more than two days after CNN broke the news that a grand jury had approved charges in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation, the names were revealed.

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BRIEF-Oakridge Holdings says maturity date of DIP loan agreement extended by 120 days - SEC Filing​

* Maturity date of DIP loan agreement, dates of certain "milestones" contained in DIP loan agreement extended by 120 days - SEC Filing​

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British Airways owner says Brexit unlikely to ground UK-EU flights

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The chief executive of the company that owns British Airways, IAG, Willie Walsh, said on Monday that European flights to and from Britain are unlikely to be grounded when Britain leaves the European Union.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi soft despite SABIC beat, Emaar drags down Dubai

DUBAI, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock market was soft on Monday despite strong earnings at Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), while Emaar Properties dragged down Dubai's index.

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BRIEF-Owens Corning entered into two loan agreements related to proposed acquisition of entire capital stock of Parry I Holding AB​

* Owens Corning-on Oct. 27 , co entered into two loan agreements associated with its proposed acquisition of entire capital stock of Parry I Holding AB​

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European shares open sideways as earning roll in, Spain rebounds

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Spanish equities opened 1.4 percent higher on Monday, reassured by weekend demonstrations for a unified Spain and a poll showing a lead for parties opposed to Catalan independence.

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South Korea prosecutors seek 10-year jail term for Lotte chairman

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin after bringing corruption charges against him last year, a Lotte spokeswoman said.

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NYT: Navy investigating if Green Beret died at hands of SEAL Team 6 members

The Navy is investigating whether two members of the Navy's SEAL Team Six killed an Army Green Beret in June, The New York Times reported Sunday.

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Three ways Reformation shaped our world

If you're a Protestant, the anniversary of the revolution Martin Luther set in motion 500 years ago this Tuesday is a big deal. But even if you're not, it should be. The Reformation was one of the decisive events that made the world we live in, for better or worse.

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Inmate dons street clothes, walks out of jail

Police in West Virginia are searching for an inmate who disguised himself as a civilian and walked out of a jail, giving himself at least a 36-hour head start.

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BRIEF-General Finance Corp says Royal Wolf Holdings among others entered syndicated facility

* On Oct 26, Royal Wolf Holdings , Royal Wolf Trading Australia, among others, entered certain syndicated facility agreement​

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Turkish ex-coastguard commander, 24 others jailed for life in coup trial

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Friday sentenced 25 people, including a former coastguard commander, to life in prison for trying to overthrow the government during a failed coup last year, state news agency Anadolu reported.

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BRIEF-Zebra Holdings and Investments S.à.r.l. acquires shares of Filo Mining

* Zebra Holdings And Investments S.à.r.l. acquires shares of Filo Mining Corp.

Wines nytimes.com

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Savennières

This textured white wine, from the Anjou region of the Loire Valley, is a beautiful expression of the chenin blanc grape.

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South African farmers jailed for forcing black man into coffin

MIDDELBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - Two white South African farmers who were filmed pushed a wailing black man into a coffin were sentenced to jail on Friday for attempted murder, assault and kidnapping.

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BRIEF-Wayside Technology Group reports Q3 earnings $0.30/shr

* Wayside Technology Group, inc. Reports 2017 third quarter results and declares quarterly dividend

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Harvard marks down natural resources holding in fiscal 2017

BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University reduced its holdings of domestic bonds by roughly $10 billion while also cutting real estate investments and marking down its natural resources holdings, all part of a dramatic shift in how it invests its $37.1 billion endowment.

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BRIEF-Universal Logistics Holdings reports Q3 loss per share $0.12

* Universal Logistics Holdings Inc reports third quarter 2017 financial results

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Man who beat ex-wife gets no jail time. Judge says her infidelity 'dishonored' him

There's outrage in Portugal after an appeals court there ruled that a man shouldn't have to serve jail time in the savage beating of his ex-wife, because her infidelity brought "dishonor" to him.

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BRIEF-Camping World Holdings ‍prices secondary offering of Class A common stock by selling stockholders

* Camping world announces pricing of secondary offering of class a common stock by selling stockholders

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BRIEF-Novoheart Holdings reports qtrly loss per share $37.90‍​

* Novoheart Holdings Inc reports fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 financial results

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M.T.A. Will Ban Alcohol Advertising on Buses and Subways

The transportation authority said the social benefits of deterring underage drinking outweighed the loss of revenue.

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BRIEF-C&J Energy Services to acquire O-Tex Holdings Inc

* C&J Energy Services Inc - ‍cash & stock deal, with consideration comprised of $132.5 million in cash, about 4.42 million shares of c&j's common stock​

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BRIEF-Gardner Denver Holdings reports Q3 earnings per share $0.13

* Gardner Denver reports strong third quarter 2017 results and increases EBITDA guidance for full year

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Tax Cuts Are the Glue Holding a Fractured Republican Party Together

The prospect of a once-in-a-generation bill to cut taxes on businesses and individuals increasingly appears to be the last, best hope for a fractured establishment desperate to find common ground.

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Mississippi woman wrongly jailed for 96 days can sue county

(Reuters) - A Mississippi woman who sat in a county jail for 96 days without being offered bail or a lawyer, on suspicion of a drug crime she swore she never committed, may pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the county and its sheriff, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

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Robotic-assisted surgery: more expensive, but not always more effective

(Reuters Health) - Robotic-assisted surgery is much more expensive than other minimally invasive surgeries, but it does not improve outcomes of surgery for kidney tumors and rectal cancers.

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Ireland welcomes home student who spent four years in an Egyptian jail

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish student Ibrahim Halawa was greeted by cheering crowds at Dublin Airport on Tuesday as he arrived home following his acquittal last month in a four-year mass trial.

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European shares swing sideways as Q3 earnings keep rolling in

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - European bourses and indexes were trading sideways at the opening of markets on Tuesday, as a new set of third-quarter earnings pulled companies' stocks sharply in different directions.

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Enterprise Holdings posts 6.5 pct rise in FY2017 revenue

DETROIT, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Enterprise Holdings Inc , owner of the largest U.S. rental car fleet, on Tuesday reported that its revenue for its fiscal 2017 year ending July 31 rose 6.5 percent to $22.3 billion.

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Hong Kong democracy activists granted bail as they seek to appeal against jail terms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's highest court granted bail to two prominent young pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, on Tuesday pending an appeal over their jail terms for unlawful assembly linked to the city's mass pro-democracy protests in 2014.

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BRIEF-Veritex Holdings Q3 earnings per share $0.25

* Veritex holdings, inc. Reports record third quarter financial results; strong organic loan growth continues through 2017

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BRIEF-Shah Capital along with consortium withdraws proposal to buyout UTStarcom Holdings

* Shah Capital along with consortium withdraws proposal to buyout UTStarcom Holdings Corp - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hZ9U49) Further company coverage:

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MIDEAST STOCKS-NCB, Mobily hit Saudi, Emaar still weighs on Dubai

DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - National Commercial Bank (NCB) and telecom stocks dragged down Saudi Arabia's main index on Monday while Emaar Properties weighed on Dubai's stock market for the second day in a row.

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Dubai frees Briton sentenced for touching another man: advocacy group

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's ruler has pardoned a British man a day after he was sentenced to three months in jail for touching another man at a bar, a legal advocacy group said on Monday.

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European shares open sideways, Spain underperforms again

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