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Philippines raises volcano alert again; hazardous eruption seen imminent

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert level at its Mayon volcano on Monday after a loud explosion in the wake of increased activity made a hazardous eruption likelier, prompting authorities to close all schools and urge residents to stay indoors.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Lobbyists Romp in Trump’s Washington

In his Inaugural Address, President Trump promised to upend the money-grubbing culture of the capital. It’s only gotten worse.

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Lawmakers go back to work today, but there's not much hope Senate Democrats will agree to fund the government until Trump agrees to deal with DACA

The government shutdown went into a second day Sunday with recriminations deepening between the parties and with no sign of progress towards ending the impasse.

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Porn star cashes in on controversy

On the heels of an alleged affair with then-businessman Donald Trump, adult film star Stormy Daniels is making a public appearance at a club in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration.

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New Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration.

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Comoros says abuse of passports-for-cash scheme worries Gulf allies

MORONI (Reuters) - Comoros has sold citizenship to nearly 52,000 foreigners since 2009, the government said in the first official statement on the scale of a passports-for-cash deal with Gulf states.

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BRIEF-Value Line ‍Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.18/SHR

* VALUE LINE ‍ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.18 PER COMMON SHARE , A SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF $0.20 PER SHARE AND REAFFIRMS SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM​ Source text - http://bit.ly/2DUq0Xn Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wintrust Raises Minium Wage Due To Tax Reform Legislation​

* WINTRUST FINANCIAL - DUE TO TAX REFORM LEGISLATION, CO TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE PAID TO ELIGIBLE NON-COMMISSIONED HOURLY EMPLOYEES TO $15 PER HOUR​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Whirlpool ‍Estimates One-Time, Non-Cash Charge Of About $425 Mln In Q4

* WHIRLPOOL - ‍ESTIMATES WILL RECORD U.S. GAAP ONE-TIME, NON-CASH CHARGE OF ABOUT $425 MILLION TO TAX EXPENSE IN Q4 DUE TO TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2rli3aR) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Hugoton Royalty Trust Declares No January Cash Distribution

* HUGOTON ROYALTY TRUST DECLARES NO JANUARY CASH DISTRIBUTION AND GIVES NOTICE OF TENTATIVE XTO SETTLEMENT AMOUNT

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A midnight shutdown seems likely, unless there's a big change

The government will shut down at 12:00:01 a.m. ET, Saturday morning. Nobody on either side -- Senate or House; Republican or Democrat -- sees a different path at this point.

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Amazon raises monthly fee for Prime service by 18 percent

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Friday raised the monthly fee for Amazon Prime, its fast-shipping and video-streaming service, to $12.99 from $10.99, while maintaining the annual fee.

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A desert escape where there are no rules

Qataris are proud of their gleaming, ultramodern capital Doha, but their hearts are still in the desert.

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Morgan Stanley raises targets, but Wall Street wants more

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley raised key profitability and efficiency targets on Thursday, but those loftier goals failed to impress Wall Street analysts, who repeatedly asked Chief Executive Officer...

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UPDATE 5-Morgan Stanley raises targets, but Wall Street wants more

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley raised key profitability and efficiency targets on Thursday, but those loftier goals failed to impress Wall Street analysts, who repeatedly asked Chief Executive Officer James Gorman why the bank could not do even better.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. fund investors pull most cash from 'junk' in 2 months -Lipper

(Adds details on funds, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pulled $3.1 billion from high-yield "junk" bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, offering new warning signs about risk appetite despite global markets' continuing triumph. The junk bond withdrawals - from both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) during the week ended Wednesday - mark the largest of any week since November, accor

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U.S. fund investors pull most cash from 'junk' in two months: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pulled $3.1 billion from high-yield "junk" bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, offering new warning signs about risk appetite...

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U.S. fund investors pull most cash from 'junk' in 2 months -Lipper

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pulled $3.1 billion from high-yield "junk" bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, offering new warning signs about risk appetite despite global markets' continuing triumph.

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Two Big Brewers Try to Cash In on an I.P.A. Craze

Samuel Adams and Sierra Nevada are producing versions of the hoppy, hazy New England ales that are all the rage. But they run some risks.

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BRIEF-WEC Energy Group Raises Quarterly Dividend

* QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF 55.25 CENTS PER SHARE, INCREASE OF 6.25 PERCENT OVER CURRENT QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF 52 CENTS SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nursing home study raises questions on Medicare managed care networks

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare, with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade. These plans offer simplicity...

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UPDATE 7-Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 bln in foreign cash taxes

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 6-Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 bln in foreign cash taxes

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Case raises questions about home school regulation

David Turpin, administrator and principal of a Southern California private school operated out of his home, gave it an inviting name: Sandcastle Day School.

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Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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BRIEF-Phillips 66 Partners Announces 5 Pct Raise In Quarterly Cash Distribution

* PHILLIPS 66 PARTNERS ANNOUNCES 5 PERCENT INCREASE IN QUARTERLY CASH DISTRIBUTION

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Apple plans second U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Tom Siebel's billion-dollar software firm raises $100 million

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - C3 IoT, a software company founded and run by longtime Silicon Valley executive Thomas Siebel that helps companies collect and analyze data, has raised another $100 million in a new funding backed by TPG Growth, the company said on Wednesday.

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Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

Less than four weeks after President Trump signed a new tax bill, Apple plans to repatriate the vast majority of its $252 billion in cash held abroad.

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BRIEF-Finish Line Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.115 Per Share

* FINISH LINE - ‍BOARD DECLARED QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.115 PER SHARE OF OUTSTANDING COMMON STOCK​

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Apple to pay $38 billion in U.S. taxes on foreign cash, open new campus

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday said it will make about $38 billion in tax payments on its overseas cash and plans to open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan.

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UPDATE 1-Apple to pay $38 bln in U.S. taxes on foreign cash, open new campus

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will make about $38 billion in U.S. tax payments on its $252.3 billion in overseas cash in accordance with the tax law passed late last month, the company said on Wednesday.

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Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

A Democrat on Tuesday won a State Senate seat long held by Republicans in western Wisconsin, and some saw it as a sign of worry for Republicans in elections ahead.

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Republican lobbyist tied to controversial causes attacked in Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lobbyist best known for fueling a conspiracy theory about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer was attacked with pepper spray outside his home in a Washington suburb, police and his publicist said on Wednesday.

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Tracking Europe's waste: 'There's gold in them landfills'

OSLO (Reuters) - Some of Europe's richest deposits of valuable materials are in the trash, ranging from gold in smartphones to cobalt in electric car batteries, according to a survey of urban mining published on Wednesday.

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Are there enough House Republicans to keep the government open?

Republican leaders are full speed ahead on a short-term funding bill -- now they just need the votes for it.

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UPDATE 1-Tiffany's Americas holiday same-store sales up 6 pct, raises FY forecasts

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Tiffany & Co said on Wednesday its same-store sales in the Americas rose 6 percent in the holiday months of November and December, helping the upscale jeweler raise its 2017 full-year forecast for sales and earnings.

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BRIEF-‍Wattpad raises $51 mln in new funding

* ‍WATTPAD ANNOUNCES USD $51 MILLION (CAD $61.25 MILLION) IN NEW FUNDING​

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UPDATE 2-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI/LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom , the Indian company said on Tuesday.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook, to take benefit from tax law

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cut and said it will speed up technology investments that aim to cut customer costs.

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UPDATE 1-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom, the Indian company said on Tuesday.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook citing tax benefits

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cuts and said it would speed up investments in data analytics and technology to better serve consumers.

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Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

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BRIEF-HIVE Blockchain Commences Ethereum Mining Operations In Sweden

* HIVE BLOCKCHAIN COMMENCES ETHEREUM MINING OPERATIONS IN SWEDEN

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We're 5 days away from a shutdown, and there are more questions than answers

President Donald Trump -- with the quiet, but strong support of congressional Republican leaders -- has rejected the lone bipartisan proposal on the table to address the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris, officials and witnesses said.

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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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Trump: I don't know if there will be a shutdown

President Donald Trump defended himself Sunday night after several days of controversy over his remarks about African countries, telling reporters, "I am not a racist."

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Philippines raises volcano alert level after lava flow

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert level at its rumbling Mayon volcano to "level 3" on Sunday after detecting lava flow and indications of activity that could lead to eruptions of magma.

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Philippines raises volcano alert level as eruptions spew ash

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early on Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions.

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Philippines raises volcano alert, warns of hazardous eruptions

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early on Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is There Life After Liberalism?

Neither the populists nor the philosophers are ready with alternatives.

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Left-wing German Social Democrats lobby against Merkel alliance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Left-wing German Social Democrats lobbied party members on Saturday against joining Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a re-run of their 2013-2017 alliance, a week before delegates are asked to back a coalition blueprint.

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Swarm of armed drones raises alarm

US and foreign officials are on high alert after a swarm of drones carrying explosives targeted Russian military bases in Syria. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.57 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.57PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Who Am I? ‘Panorama’ Says There Is No Easy Answer

In this multimedia, multidimensional performance piece, the boundaries of race, gender and ethnicity blur into a shifting pageant of identity.

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White House praises China reduction in North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House praised China's moves to reduce its trade with North Korea on Friday, saying it will help the U.S.-led effort to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

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U.S.-based equity funds attract $12 billion of new cash in latest week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors' appetite for risk was on display this week as U.S.-based equity mutual funds attracted $1.45 billion of net inflows, their third straight week of inflows, and...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based equity funds attract $12 bln of new cash in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quotes, table) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Investors' appetite for risk was on display this week as U.S.-based equity mutual funds attracted $1.45 billion of net inflows, their third straight week of inflows, and U.S.-based equity exchange-traded funds attracted $10.6 billion, according to Lipper data on Thursday. Moving in sympathy with equities, U.S.-based high-yield junk bond funds attracted $2.65 billion in the week ended Wednesday, their second

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

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Flake says there's a deal on DACA...

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told reporters Thursday that his bipartisan group of negotiators have reached a deal on a proposal that would shield hundreds of thousands of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from deportation in exchange for enhanced border security measures.

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Macron sings praises of Italian prime minister ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome on Thursday, less than two months before national elections in Italy that opinion polls say the ruling center-left government will lose.

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Delta raises profit forecast, shares jump

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc reported better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter on Thursday, helped by higher business fares and a busy holiday travel season, and forecast even better performance in the current quarter on strong demand for seats, sending its shares up 3.5 percent in premarket trading.

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Walmart raises minimum wage to $11 an hour in wake of U.S. tax law

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc said on Thursday it would raise entry-level wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour as it benefits from the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years.

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Rocket Internet CEO says ready to pounce with cash pile

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Rocket Internet needs to hold on to its mountain of cash so it can compete with rivals from the United States and China and pounce when investment opportunities arise, the chief executive said in an interview.

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BRIEF-Codorus Valley Declares Qtrly Cash Dividend Of $0.155 Per Common Share-SEC Filing

* CODORUS VALLEY SAYS ON JAN 9 BOARD DECLARED REGULAR QTRLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.155 PER COMMON SHARE, A 15 PERCENT INCREASE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER -SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CRQW8s) Further company coverage:

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Investors strip most cash in four years from U.S. domestic stock funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors are slimming down equity stakes bloated by a nearly decade-long bull market, withdrawing $22 billion from U.S. domestic stock funds in a single week, Investment Company...

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UPDATE 3-Sears raises $100 mln in new funding, sees holiday sales drop

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it received $100 million in new funding as it tries to shore up cash to stay afloat after years of losses, and that its sales plunged in the key holiday season.

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BRIEF-Abbvie Looking To Return Additional Cash To Shareholders

* ABBVIE CEO SAYS ANTICIPATES REDUCTION IN TAX RATE AS RESULT OF US TAX REFORM

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UPDATE 2-Sears raises $100 mln in new funding, sees smaller fourth quarter loss

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sears Holding Corp forecast a smaller fourth-quarter loss and said it received $100 million in new funding as it tries to shore up cash to stay afloat after years of losses.

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BRIEF-Ergoresearch To Go Private For Cash Consideration Of $0.30/Share

* ERGORESEARCH REACHES AGREEMENT TO TAKE COMPANY PRIVATE FOR CASH CONSIDERATION OF $0.30 PER SHARE

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UPDATE 1-Sears raises $100 mln in new funding, sees smaller fourth quarter loss

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it raised $100 million in new funding and forecast a smaller loss in the fourth quarter, sending its shares up as much as 5.4 percent premarket.

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Sears raises $100 mln in funding, in talks with lenders for better debt terms

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Struggling retailer Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it raised $100 million in funding and was in talks with lenders to improve the terms on its more than $1 billion of non-first lien debt, sending its shares up 5 percent in premarket trading.

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Interparfums raises guidance after strong end to year

Jan 10 (Reuters) - France's Interparfums raised on Wednesday its 2017 revenue guidance after a strong end to the year and a better-than-expected response to its men's fragrance Coach.

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BRIEF-Wal-Mart Announces Cash Tender Offers For Certain Of Its Outstanding Debt Securities

* WAL-MART STORES, INC. ANNOUNCES CASH TENDER OFFERS FOR CERTAIN OF ITS OUTSTANDING DEBT SECURITIES

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BRIEF-Sangoma Acquiring All Key Assets Of CCD Division From Dialogic Corp For About $5.7 Mln In Cash

* SANGOMA TECHNOLOGIES CORP- ANNOUNCED ACQUISITION OF ALL KEY ASSETS OF CONVERGED COMMUNICATION DIVISION FROM DIALOGIC CORPORATION

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Ivanka Trump praises Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech

Ivanka Trump praised Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes in a tweet Monday night, calling it "empowering."

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EU raises concerns with Myanmar's Suu Kyi over detention of Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union's envoy to Myanmar has raised concerns about the arrest of two Reuters journalists in a letter to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, describing the situation as "serious intimidation" and calling for their immediate release.

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BRIEF-Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Raises $425 Mln For First Morgan Stanley Private Equity Co-Investment Fund I

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners:

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BRIEF-Immunogen Says On Jan 8, Co Disclosed It Expects To Report That As Of Dec 31, 2017 It Had Cash And Cash Equivalents Of About $267.1 Mln

* IMMUNOGEN SAYS ON JAN 8, CO DISCLOSED IT EXPECTS TO REPORT THAT AS OF DEC 31, 2017 IT HAD CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS OF ABOUT $267.1 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2CRXR5Q) Further company coverage:

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Theresa May Starts to Reshuffle U.K. Cabinet

The British prime minister is hoping to increase her authority as Britain continues to negotiate the terms of its exit from the European Union.

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Lululemon raises holiday-quarter profit, revenue forecasts

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday it had a strong holiday shopping season and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter.

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BRIEF-Tocagen Estimates Cash, Cash Equivalents And Marketable Securities About $89.0 Million As Of Dec 31, 2017

* TOCAGEN SAYS ESTIMATE CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES WERE ABOUT $89.0 MILLION AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING

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Agreement on tax cuts raises prospects for German coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to provide income tax relief for high earners, a source said on Monday, signaling progress in their talks on forming a coalition government.

Mobile Commerce and Payments nytimes.com

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

India’s Paytm and global heavyweights like Google are moving aggressively to persuade reluctant Indians to give up their rupee notes.

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Tech exec raises $100,000 for Roy Moore accuser after fire

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Arab League to lobby U.N. to recognize Palestinian state

AMMAN (Reuters) - Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.

Names, Organizational nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

For some entrepreneurs, their name is the only logical choice for a company. But problems arise with the success and failure of a namesake business.

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Review of hurricane deaths raises new questions

A newly-ordered government review of the deaths in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria is already coming under fire because the man leading it has staunchly defended an official tally widely believed to be low.

Presidents and Presidency (US) nytimes.com

White House Memo: For Trump, Book Raises Familiar Questions of Loyalty and Candor

Every president is confronted by unflattering portrayals by former aides who leave and tell their stories, but usually not so early in an administration.

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.89 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.89 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Raises Come With Increase in Minimum Wage

Friday: Minimum wage at $11, marijuana distributors react to White House threat of crackdown, and Sierra vs. Sierras.

Shortages nytimes.com

Theresa May Apologizes for Delays in Britain’s Health System

A day after denying there was a problem, the prime minister acknowledged the frustrations of waiting for up to 12 hours to see a doctor or nurse.

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BRIEF-Olympia Financial Group Sets January Cash Dividend Of C$0.17 Per Share

* SETS JANUARY CASH DIVIDEND OF C$0.17PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Spicer: There was a scrutiny never seen before

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer talks with HLN's S.E. Cupp about his time working in the Trump administration.

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday she opposed the possible nomination of Manhattan's interim top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over his independence from President Donald Trump.

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Intel CEO's massive stock dump raises eyebrows

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan US Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Thursday that Manhattan's interim top U.S. prosecutor Geoffrey Berman should be not be confirmed if nominated to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over reports he was interviewed for the job by President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 3-CVS Health expects tax overhaul to boost cash flow, shares rise

* Shares jump as much as 4.7 pct (Adds analyst comments, conference call details; updates shares)

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Tesla Model 3 delay raises cashflow risks, but analysts upbeat

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc shares fell as much as 3.6 percent on Thursday, setting the company up to lose nearly $1.9 billion in market value after it pushed back a production target for its much-anticipated Model 3 sedan yet again.

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UPDATE 2-CVS Health expects tax overhaul to boost cash flow, shares rise

Jan 4 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp said it expects the recent tax overhaul to boost its cash flow by $1.2 billion, sending its shares up more than 4 percent in morning trading on Thursday.

International Relations nytimes.com

North Korea’s Overture Raises Hopes, but Huge Obstacles Loom

Kim Jong-un’s outreach gave President Moon Jae-in a long-awaited chance to open a dialogue, but a true thaw in relations could prove elusive.

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Europe's biggest private biotech company raises $270 mln

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Europe's largest privately held biotech company, Germany-based BioNTech, has raised $270 million to support its work in developing personalised immunotherapies for cancer, ahead of an expected eventual stock market flotation.

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No one claimed the jackpot, but there were other winners

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Republicans in South Carolina want to honor black Confederate soldiers. There's just one problem...

At a time when people are battling over whether to take down Confederate War statues and memorials, a pair of state lawmakers in South Carolina want to put one up.

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Network security firm AlgoSec raises $36 million from Claridge Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Network security firm AlgoSec said on Wednesday it raised $36 million from investment firm Claridge Israel to help it expand globally.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button

The image of a leader being able to launch missiles with the push of one finger has, for decades, instilled fear.

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UK competition watchdog raises concerns about Refresco bottling deal

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Britain's Competition and Markets Authority on Wednesday said it is concerned that Refresco's $1.25 billion purchase of Canada-based Cott Corp's bottling activities could result in higher prices or lead to lower quality standards.

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U.S. threatens to withhold aid cash to Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in tweets on Tuesday that the United States may withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, accusing them of being "no longer willing to talk peace" with Israel.

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Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

Although he does not foresee a quick end to the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media landscape may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days.

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U.S. envoy Haley praises Iranian demonstrators, says protests spontaneous

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the country were spontaneous, not driven by outside forces.

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BRIEF-Johnson & Johnson Declares Cash Dividend For Q1 2018 Of $0.84 Per Share On Co's Common Stock

* JOHNSON & JOHNSON ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND FOR FIRST QUARTER 2018

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Israel raises threshold to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, who want the eastern part of the city for a future independent state.

Playoff Games nytimes.com

On Pro Football: For the N.F.L. Playoffs, Much Has Changed. Then There Are the Patriots.

The regular season mocked the status quo, yielding several playoff teams that had been left out for a long time. But can anyone prevent another New England coronation?

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Kim says he won't use nukes if there's no aggression toward North Korea

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Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Fatal ‘Swatting’ Episode in Kansas Raises Quandary: Who Is to Blame?

A fake report of a hostage situation led to the death of an innocent man at the hands of the police. Who bears responsibility?

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There's something different about these Iran protests

In a matter of days, protests in Iran have quickly spread across the country, taking the government by surprise and leaving analysts and pundits alike confused. Part of the reason many have been caught off guard is because these protests appear quite different from their 2009 predecessor -- in terms of size, leadership and objective.

Park Slope (Brooklyn, NY) nytimes.com

Opinion: There’s No Place Like This Rent-Stabilized Home

The magic of living on the park comes to an end.

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Deutsche Bank to resume normal bonuses, some to get raises: CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank will resume the payment of normal bonuses for 2017, the bank's chief told a German newspaper, and some employees will get raises.

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BRIEF-Eagle Materials Says Co, Unit Agreed To Pay About $39 Mln In Cash To Settle Claims Against Them

* EAGLE MATERIALS SAYS ON DEC 29, CO, UNIT, NEW NGC INC, PABCO BUILDING PRODUCTS ENTERED INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH COUNSEL - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-La Jolla Pharmaceutical Says Cash Resources Are Expected To Fund Co Into Second Half Of 2018

* LA JOLLA PHARMACEUTICAL SAYS CASH RESOURCES ARE EXPECTED TO FUND CO INTO SECOND HALF OF 2018 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2BTfmOK) Further company coverage:

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Epilepsy drugs work for most patients, but there’s room for improvement

(Reuters Health) - Most people with a new diagnosis of epilepsy will remain seizure free with their first or second antiepileptic drug, but there’s still a need for better treatments, according to a new report.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

Out There: U.F.O.s: Is This All There Is?

Astronomers have their noses pressed against the windows of the unknown, wanting to believe in life elsewhere just like many outer space enthusiasts.

Impeachment nytimes.com

South African Court Raises Pressure for Zuma to Go

The court said Parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable in a corruption case and ordered lawmakers to set rules on impeachment.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. stock funds attract most cash since 2014 -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote, details on funds, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Investors poured $24.1 billion into U.S.-based stock funds in the week to Dec. 27, Lipper said on Thursday, sending a gift to equity markets already on pace to record a year of double-digit percentage gains. This marks the largest week of inflows for mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) collectively since December 2014, according to the Thomson Reuters research service, an

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U.S. stock funds attract most cash since 2014: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $24.1 billion into U.S.-based stock funds during the latest week, Lipper said on Thursday, sending a gift to equity markets already on pace to record a year of...

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U.S. stock funds attract most cash since 2014 -Lipper

NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Investors poured $24.1 billion into U.S.-based stock funds during the latest week, Lipper said on Thursday, sending a gift to equity markets already on pace to record a year of double-digit percentage gains.

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South Korea 'humbly accepts' there is no proof border park cash funded North's weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday it "humbly accepts" there is no evidence North Korea diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms in a now-closed border industrial park to bankroll its weapons programs as the previous government asserted.

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There's a good boy: Thai nurses dress babies up as dogs to ring in New Year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nurses at a hospital in the Thai capital showed some festive puppy love on Thursday, dressing up newborn babies up in fetching canine outfits ahead of the Year of the Dog.

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No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline nytimes.com

Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

The deepening troubles threaten to further destabilize a nation facing a dire recession and unbridled crime, as well as food and medicine shortages.

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BRIEF-Allegion Sees $25 Mln - $50 Mln Non-Cash Write-Down Of Deferred Tax Assets In Q4

* ALLEGION SAYS SEES $25 MILLION-$50 MILLION NON-CASH WRITE-DOWN OF DEFERRED TAX ASSETS IN Q4 2017, DUE TO REDUCTION IN U.S. FEDERAL STATUTORY TAX RATE - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2l7wHgv) Further company coverage:

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GE raises stake in Sweden's Arcam by buying shares from hedge funds

(Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it would raise its stake in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam AB to around 95 percent from 77 percent after buying shares from hedge funds Elliott and Polygon.

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UPDATE 2-GE raises stake in Sweden's Arcam by buying shares from hedge funds

Dec 27 (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it would raise its stake in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam AB to around 95 percent from 77 percent after buying shares from hedge funds Elliott and Polygon.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Gun Lobby Is Hindering Suicide Prevention

After my father killed himself, I volunteered to stop others from doing the same. Then I was shown the door over gun control.

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There's a good chance your holiday returns will end up here

US Dollar (Currency) nytimes.com

Cash Might Be King, but They Don’t Care

A growing number of New York businesses do not accept U.S. currency, to the consternation of some and the indifference of others.

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Israel praises Guatemala over Jerusalem embassy move

JERUSALEM/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales drew praise from Israeli officials on Monday for deciding to relocate the Central American country's embassy to Jerusalem, a move in step with U.S. policy in a dispute over the city's status.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

Federal and state officials wield huge budgets for public advertising to dictate news coverage, routinely telling outlets what they should — and should not — report.

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Amgen estimates its U.S. tax bill at over $6 billion as it repatriates cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amgen Inc said it expects to incur tax expenses of $6 billion to $6.5 billion over time as it repatriates cash it has accumulated around the world because of the new U.S. tax law signed by President Donald Trump on Friday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Promised to Kill Carried Interest. Lobbyists Kept it Alive.

White House officials say their one tax bill regret is not killing the carried interest loophole. A group of lobbyists set out to ensure the tax break survived.

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BRIEF-BB&T Raises Minimum Hourly Pay Rate, Provides One-Time Bonus

* BB&T INVESTS $152 MILLION OF TAX REFORM BENEFITS INTO ASSOCIATES AND COMMUNITIES

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BRIEF-Plumas Bancorp Says Board Approved Co's Cash Non-Equity Incentive Plan For 2018

* PLUMAS BANCORP SAYS BOARD APPROVED CO'S CASH NON-EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN FOR 2018- SEC FILING

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Rick Gates backs legal fund from Republican lobbyist

Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign adviser who faces federal criminal charges in special counsel Robert Muller's investigation, is partnering with a Washington lobbyist known for supporting a conspiracy theory on the killing of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

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BRIEF-Old Republic International Declares Special, One-Time Cash Dividend Of $1.00 Per Share

* OLD REPUBLIC REPORTS ON NOTABLE FINANCIAL MATTERS AND EVENTS FOR THE FINAL QUARTER OF 2017; COMPANY DECLARES SPECIAL, ONE-TIME CASH DIVIDEND OF $1.00 PER SHARE

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UPDATE 2-China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 bln for global push

* Says new funds for AI, global expansion (Adds SoftBank confirmation, updates sourcing on Mubadala investment)

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China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 billion for global push

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co has raised $4 billion in a new funding round, the firm said on Thursday, boosting its war chest as it looks to expand overseas and intensify a challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.

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UPDATE 1-China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 bln for global push

* Says new funds for AI, global expansion (Adds company statement, changes sourcing)

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REFILE-Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4 bln - sources

BEIJING, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co, China's rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

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Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4 billion: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co, China's rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

Amtrak nytimes.com

Why There Are Still Trains in America Without Life-Saving Technology

Congress mandated in 2008 that all passenger rails have automatic-breaking systems. And yet preventable, deadly accidents keep occurring.

Law, Bernard F nytimes.com

‘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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Analysis: There's a reason Pence is gushing about Trump

In his final Cabinet meeting of 2017, President Donald Trump touted the many historic accomplishments Donald Trump had ushered in during his first year in office. He then turned over the floor to Vice President Mike Pence to talk more about Donald Trump's greatness.

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Ben Carson leads Trump and his cabinet in a prayer that praises Trump and his cabinet

In an unusual moment, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson led members of the Trump cabinet in prayer during a meeting on Tuesday, thanking God "for a President and for cabinet members who are courageous, who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future for those who come behind us."

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BRIEF-Avinger Receives CE Marking Approval For Next Generation Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy Device

* AVINGER RECEIVES CE MARKING APPROVAL FOR NEXT GENERATION PANTHERIS IMAGE-GUIDED ATHERECTOMY DEVICE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Coinbase probes possible insider trading after sharp rise in bitcoin cash

(Reuters) - Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said on Wednesday it will investigate accusations of insider trading, following a sharp increase in the price of bitcoin cash hours before it announced support for the virtual currency.

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Too late, Theresa: Brexit offer to EU citizens leaves many cold

LONDON (Reuters) - Back from Brussels with a hard-fought Brexit deal, Prime Minister Theresa May wrote an open letter to the three million citizens of other European Union states living in Britain.

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Gene therapy developer Orchard Therapeutics raises $110 million

(Reuters) - Orchard Therapeutics said on Wednesday it raised $110 million in the second round of funding as the drug developer looks to launch its gene therapy to treat a rare inherited disorder and beef up manufacturing facilities.

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Gene therapy developer Orchard Therapeutics raises $110 mln

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Orchard Therapeutics said on Wednesday it raised $110 million in the second round of funding as the drug developer looks to launch its gene therapy to treat a rare inherited disorder and beef up manufacturing facilities.

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Too late, Theresa - Brexit offer to EU citizens leaves many cold

LONDON (Reuters) - Back from Brussels with a hard-fought Brexit deal, Prime Minister Theresa May wrote an open letter to the three million citizens of other European Union states living in Britain.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What to Get Theresa May for Christmas

A good lesson on Europe’s bare-knuckle negotiating tactics.

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Bitcoin exchange Coinbase allows trading in Bitcoin Cash

(Reuters) - San Francisco-based bitcoin exchange Coinbase said on Tuesday it would allow customers to buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash, a clone of the original cryptocurrency.

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BRIEF-Canacol Energy Sells Interest In Ecuador Oil Consortium For Cash Proceeds Of $36.4 Million

* SELLS INTEREST IN ECUADOR OIL CONSORTIUM FOR CASH PROCEEDS OF US$ 36.4 MILLION

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BRIEF-Crown Holdings CFO Says Free Cash Flow Per Share Improves 31 Pct From $4.34 In Pro Forma 2017 To $5.70 In 2019

* CROWN HOLDINGS CFO SAYS FREE CASH FLOW PER SHARE IMPROVES 31 PERCENT FROM $4.34 IN PRO FORMA 2017 TO $5.70 IN 2019 - CONF CALL Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Genesis Land Development Declares Special Cash Dividend Of $0.25/Common Share

* GENESIS LAND DEVELOPMENT CORP. ANNOUNCES DECLARATION OF APPROXIMATELY $10.81 MILLION SPECIAL DIVIDEND

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BRIEF-Maana Raises $28 Million From CICC, Accenture And Other Strategic Investors

* ‍MAANA SAYS RAISES $28 MILLION FROM CHINA INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL CORP, EIGHT SQUARE CAPITAL AND NEW INVESTORS INCLUDE, ACCENTURE VENTURES, AND SINO CAPITAL​‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The political GIFs of 2017 (Yes, there's a lot of Trump)

'Twas the last day of GIFmas, when throughout DC,

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Ex-Pentagon official believes there's evidence of aliens on Earth

A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.

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UPDATE 1-AWE raises reserves estimate at flagship gas field amid takeover offers

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Australian gas producer AWE Ltd raised the reserves estimate on its flagship Waitsia gas field, and said further upgrades were likely, raising the stakes for two suitors vying to take over the company.

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BHP says likely to quit global coal lobby group

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Global miner BHP Billiton said on Tuesday it has taken a preliminary decision to quit the World Coal Association citing disagreement over climate change, and might also withdraw from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over mining industry rules.

Richardson, Jerry (1936- ) nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Jerry Richardson Is About to Cash In on His Abuse

The owner of the Carolina Panthers stands to profit handsomely after accusations of sexual harassment by selling the team.

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Virgin Hyperloop One names Richard Branson Chairman, raises $50 mln

(Reuters) - Virgin Hyperloop One said on Monday it has raised $50 million in new financing and named British billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, non-executive chairman.

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BRIEF-Time Warner Inc Announces Pricing For Cash Tender Offers

* TIME WARNER INC - PRICES ITS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED CASH TENDER OFFERS TO PURCHASE OUTSTANDING DEBT SECURITIES OF TIME WARNER AND HISTORIC TW INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Doormen nytimes.com

Noted: Casualties of the Cashless Society: Those Who Get Seasonal Tips

Widespread use of Venmo, Uber et al mean less money in the pockets of Park Avenue doormen, manicurists and other workers.

ESPN nytimes.com

Checking In on ESPN’s Big Bet on Boxing. (Yes, Boxing.)

The Lomachenko-Rigondeaux fight showed how ESPN and Top Rank will try to make boxing a thing again.

Pipelines nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Cashing Out From the Climate Casino

The world’s financial community is finally rousing itself in the fight against global warming.

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BRIEF-GSV Capital Commences Cash Tender Offer To Purchase Any And All Of $69 Mln Of Outstanding 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2018

* GSV CAPITAL - COMMENCEMENT OF CASH TENDER OFFER TO PURCHASE ANY AND ALL OF $69 MILLION OF OUTSTANDING 5.25% CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES DUE 2018

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What’s Stifling Pay Raises Is Also Curbing Economic Growth

As productivity growth lags, living standards for American workers do, too.

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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)

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

With Billions at Stake in Tax Debate, Lobbyists Played Hardball

The rapid pace of the tax bill moving through Congress left lobbyists with little time and few lawmakers to press for changes in the $1.5 trillion overhaul.

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Europe Edition: Theresa May, Net Neutrality, Russia: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Sen. Graham: There's a 30% chance Trump will attack North Korea

Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a stunning prediction on Wednesday, estimating that there is a 30% chance President Donald Trump orders a first strike on North Korea to prevent the rogue nation from acquiring a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

Theresa May, Once a ‘Dead Woman Walking,’ Reaches a First Finish Line

Mocked for months as weak and robotic, the British prime minister has earned sympathy in Brussels — and some respite at home — by doggedly carrying on.

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Putin praises Trump, slams Russia probe

Russian President Vladimir Putin used a portion of his yearly news conference to praise Donald Trump and brushed off the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Disney, Korea, Theresa May: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Tech firm raises $118 million in virtual coin offer to fund blockchain phone

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Swiss-Israeli technology firm Sirin Labs said on Thursday it had raised $118 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) to support the development of an open source blockchain smartphone.

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Putin says U.S. gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day.

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Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

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BRIEF-Deutsche Bank Raises Prime Lending Rate To 4.50 Pct

* DEUTSCHE BANK- CO'S NEW YORK BRANCH, DEUTSCHE BANK NEW YORK, SUBSIDIARY DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS RAISED PRIME LENDING FROM 4.25% TO 4.50%

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

Parliament Demands Greater Say Over ‘Brexit,’ Defying Theresa May

Rebel Conservative lawmakers joined opposition lawmakers in a 309 to 305 vote to insist on a formal vote on Britain’s plans to withdraw from the European Union.

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BRIEF-Winnebago Industries Board Approve Qtrly Cash Dividend Of $0.10 Per Share

* WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVE QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.10 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Keycorp Raises Its Prime Lending Rate To 4.50 Percent

* KEYCORP RAISES ITS PRIME LENDING RATE TO 4.50 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth.

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Fed raises rates again

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U.S. stock funds attract most cash in 7 weeks -ICI

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors dashed into domestic stocks, pouring the most cash in seven weeks into the market, according to Investment Company Institute (ICI) data on Wednesday. The funds collected $6 billion in the seven days through Dec. 6, according to the trade group, as the market is poised to close 2017 with another strong year of gains under its belt. "We're in literally the longest amount of days since a 5 percent drawdown in 25 years," said Gary Droz, ma

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BRIEF-Heartland Financial USA Declares Special Cash Dividend

* HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA, INC. DECLARES SPECIAL CASH DIVIDEND

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Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ticks, the notorious disease-spreading parasites, have been making life miserable far longer than human beings have walked the Earth. Even dinosaurs felt their blood-sucking wrath.

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UPDATE 1-Unimin to buy shale sand supplier Fairmount in cash-and-stock deal

HOUSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would sell itself to Unimin Corp in a cash-and-stock deal to create one of the largest suppliers of sand for use in hydraulic fracturing to shale oil and gas producers.