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BRIEF-Mason Graphite Announces $45 Million Bought Deal Private Placement Offering

* MASON GRAPHITE ANNOUNCES $45 MILLION BOUGHT DEAL PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERING

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BRIEF-Soleno Therapeutics Announces $15 Million Private Placement

* SOLENO THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES $15 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Transeastern Power Trust Announces $40 Mln Private Placement Offering, Debt Recapitalization

* TRANSEASTERN POWER TRUST ANNOUNCES $40 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERING, DEBT RECAPITALIZATION AND PROPOSED CHANGE OF NAME TO BLOCKCHAIN POWER TRUST

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BRIEF-Pershing Gold Announces Bought Deal Of Us$6.8 Million And Private Placement Of Us$6.8 Million

* PERSHING GOLD ANNOUNCES BOUGHT DEAL OF US$6.8 MILLION AND PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF US$6.8 MILLION

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China video game craze drives booming e-sports market

WUHU, China/SHANGHAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - In an industrial park on the edge of Shanghai, a dozen Chinese teenagers are taking a break from battling digital armies to focus on their yoga.

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BRIEF-Santander Holdings Announces Pricing Of Private Offering Of Senior Notes

* SANTANDER HOLDINGS USA, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR NOTES

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BRIEF-Block One Capital Inc. Announces $5 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement

* BLOCK ONE CAPITAL INC. ANNOUNCES $5,000,000 NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Excelsior announces private placement of C$26 mln

* NET PROCEEDS OF OFFERING WILL BE USED FOR DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE OF GUNNISON COPPER PROJECT

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BRIEF-Edgewater Wireless Announces Fully Committed Non-Brokered Private Placement

* EDGEWATER WIRELESS ANNOUNCES FULLY COMMITTED NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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UPDATE 1-Canadian Solar CEO offers to take company private

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Canadian Solar Inc said on Monday it received a letter from its Chief Executive Shawn Qu to take the company private.

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Big Jump in Million-Dollar Pay Packages for Private College Leaders

An annual survey showed that 58 presidents of private colleges earned more than $1 million, while the average pay package rose 9 percent.

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BRIEF-First Cobalt Announces $25 Mln Bought Deal Private Placement Financing

* FIRST COBALT ANNOUNCES $25 MILLION BOUGHT DEAL PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING

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Exclusive: U.S. spy chief orders changes in 'unmasking' policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. intelligence official has ordered tighter restrictions on how the names of Americans kept secret in intelligence reports can be revealed during presidential transitions, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-Touchstone To Complete A $5 Million Private Placement And Increase 2018 Drilling Program To 10 Wells

* TOUCHSTONE TO COMPLETE A $5 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND INCREASE 2018 DRILLING PROGRAM TO 10 WELLS

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BRIEF-Largo Resources Announces Increase to Private Placement Offering for Maximum Proceeds of $35 Mln

* LARGO RESOURCES ANNOUNCES INCREASE TO PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERING FOR MAXIMUM PROCEEDS OF $35 MILLION

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BRIEF-Spearmint Announces Private Placement To Further Multiple Projects

* DGAP-NEWS: SPEARMINT ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT TO FURTHER MULTIPLE PROJECTS

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BRIEF-Mercer International Announces Pricing Of Private Offering Of Senior Notes

* MERCER INTERNATIONAL - ‍ANNOUNCED PRICING OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OFFERING OF $300 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 5.500% SENIOR NOTES DUE JAN 15, 2026​

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BRIEF-Prudential Financial Elects To Increase 2047 And 2049 Notes Cap Of Its Private Exchange Offers

* PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING TERMS AND ELECTION TO INCREASE THE 2047 NOTES CAP AND THE 2049 NOTES CAP OF ITS PRIVATE EXCHANGE OFFERS OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING NOTES FOR NEW NOTES

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Official: Blackwater founder proposed private spy network to Trump administration

The founder of the controversial military contracting firm Blackwater, Erik Prince, and his allies lobbied contacts inside the administration to provide the CIA with a private network of intelligence contractors, according to a US official with knowledge of the proposal.

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Gearing Up: 5 Easy, Breezy Skin Care Tips for Guys this Winter

Don’t let the cold weather dry out your skin. Here are a few simple ways to maintain a good complexion.

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BRIEF-Valeant Announces Pricing Of Private Offering Of Senior Notes

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc :

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BRIEF-Redzone Resources Ltd. Announces Increase In Private Placement

* REDZONE RESOURCES LTD. ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-DMG, Aim Upsize To Private Placement, Investment From Element Fleet Management

* DMG BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS INC. AND AIM EXPLORATIONS LTD. ANNOUNCE UPSIZE TO PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FROM ELEMENT FLEET MANAGEMENT CORP.

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BRIEF-Redzone Announces Appointment Of Director And Private Placement

* REDZONE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR AND PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Kesm Transaction Solutions Says Acquired In A Private Transaction, Ownership And Control Over 35.8 Mln Shares Of Ackroo Inc

* KESM TRANSACTION SOLUTIONS SAYS ACQUIRED IN A PRIVATE TRANSACTION, OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OVER 35.8 MILLION SHARES OF ACKROO INC

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LPC: US private equity lending hits record levels

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Lending to US private equity-owned companies hit a record high of US$588bn at the end of November, despite regulators’ attempts to cool the market and a lack of jumbo deals, and is expected to climb further before the end of the year.

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Skin in the game: Philippine students protest Duterte in naked run

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine college fraternity used its annual naked run on Friday to protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs and the imposition of martial law in the south in the army's fight against Islamist militants.

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Prescott shakes off injury as Cowboys rout Redskins

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott shook off a first-half hand injury as he and running back Alfred Morris powered the Cowboys to a 38-14 victory over the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Beleave announces upsize of previously announced non-brokered private placement

* BELEAVE ANNOUNCES UPSIZE OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Purepoint Uranium Group Raises Ceiling For Private Placement

* PUREPOINT URANIUM GROUP INC. RAISES CEILING FOR PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-MOVES- JP Morgan, Citi Private Bank, VAM Funds, Brown Shipley (Nov. 29)

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Smartphone pics may be sharp enough for dermatology diagnosis

(Reuters Health) - With a few exceptions, a dermatologist was just as accurate in diagnosing children’s skin conditions from smartphone photos taken by parents as the doctors who saw the kids in person, a small U.S. study found.

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Serial Killer Undone by Asking McDonald’s Co-Worker to Mind His Gun, Police Say

Authorities in Tampa arrested the gun owner, who they said was responsible for the shooting deaths of four apparently random people in a quiet neighborhood in recent weeks.

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BRIEF-Fortune Minerals Announces $5M Private Placement

* FORTUNE MINERALS LTD - ‍UP TO 29.4 MILLION UNITS WILL BE ISSUED AT A SUBSCRIPTION PRICE OF $0.17 PER UNIT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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MOVES- JP Morgan, Citi Private Bank, VAM Funds, Brown Shipley

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Citi Private Bank appoints Andrew Keating as UK Private Banker

(Reuters) - Citi Private Bank (CPB), a unit of Citigroup Inc that caters to wealthy individuals and families, appointed Andrew Keating as UK Private Banker.

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Weatherbys Private Bank names associate director

(Reuters) - Weatherbys Private Bank appointed Henry Taylor as an associate director.

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BRIEF-Millrock Announces Private Placement Financing

* MILLROCK RESOURCES - TO RAISE GROSS PROCEEDS OF UP TO $1.6 MILLION THROUGH A NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF UP TO 6.4 MILLION UNITS PRICED AT $0.25/UNIT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Investment group Eurazeo to buy stake in private equity firm Rhone

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - French investment company Eurazeo has agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in Rhone, a private equity firm set up by former Goldman Sachs and Lazard bankers, in a deal which Eurazeo said would boost its earnings.

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BRIEF-Amazon Web Services Announces AWS PrivateLink

* AMAZON WEB SERVICES-CUSTOMERS CAN NOW USE AWS PRIVATELINK TO GET THIRD-PARTY SAAS APPS FROM VIRTUAL PRIVATE CLOUD WITHOUT EXPOSING VPC TO PUBLIC INTERNET Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Post Holdings to Commence Private Offering to Eligible Purchaser of $1000 Mln Senior Notes Due 2028​

* POST HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF SENIOR NOTES OFFERING

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AC/DC rock legend Malcolm Young remembered at private funeral

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rock legend and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young was remembered at a private funeral in Sydney on Tuesday attended by family, friends and fellow musicians.

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BRIEF-Starwood Property Trust prices private offering of unsecured senior notes

* Starwood Property Trust prices private offering of unsecured senior notes

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BRIEF-Silvermet announces private placement offering

* Silvermet Inc - ‍raising up to $3 million through issuance of up to 12 million units under a brokered private placement​

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BRIEF-MILLENNIAL ESPORTS ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT FOR UP TO $20 MLN OF EQUITY UNITS

* MILLENNIAL ESPORTS ANNOUNCES NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT FOR UP TO $20 MILLION OF EQUITY UNITS

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BRIEF-Firm Capital American announces $10 mln non-brokered private placement

Nov 23 (Reuters) - Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp:

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BRIEF-Elis Prices Schuldschein Private Placement

* REG-ELIS SUCCESSFULLY PRICED A SCHULDSCHEIN PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-InZinc Mining announces $1 million upsizing of private placement

* InZinc announces $1 million upsizing of private placement for up to $3 million gross proceeds

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Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease

Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

On Comedy: Comedy Is Booming. I Can’t Wait for the Bust.

Our critic says comedy feels stagnant right now, dominated by the same stars. It’s time to make room for up-and-comers.

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Skin Deep: His Eye Makeup Is Way Better Than Yours

How teenage boys and young men wearing makeup are affecting beauty norms.

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Hong Kong tribunal fines HSBC private bank $51 million for Lehman-linked products

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong tribunal on Tuesday imposed a fine of HK$400 million ($51 million) on the private banking unit of HSBC in a case related to the sale of Lehman Brothers-linked...

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BRIEF-Hugo Games raised about nok 44 mln through private placement

* Hugo games-raised about nok 44 million in gross proceeds through private placement of 92.6 million new shares at subscription price equivalent of nok 0.48​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments

Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?

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BRIEF-Nickelodeon says partners with Danskin to launch line of dance, athleisure wear

* Nickelodeon says partners with Danskin to launch line of dance and athleisure wear inspired by JoJo Siwa​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-RYU Apparel announces $5 million private placement

* Says ‍intends to undertake a non-brokered private placement financing of up to 55.6 million units at a price of $0.09 per unit​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Disrupting the World of Private School With Tech and Guinea Pigs

Start-ups, including one from sharing-economy company WeWork, try to shake up the staid, and pricey, status quo of New York’s independent schools.

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BRIEF-Oroco suspends proposed private placement

* ‍Company is suspending private placement pending intended acquisition of certain mineral concessions in Mexico​

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Debate at the FIFA Trial: Witness Tampering or Itchy Skin?

Prosecutors argued that two apparent throat-slitting gestures made by a defendant were an attempt to intimidate. A defense lawyer said his client had to scratch his neck.

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BRIEF-InZinc announces up to $2 million private placement

* InZinc Mining Ltd - ‍intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of up to 20 million units at a price of $0.10 per unit​

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BRIEF-Emerita Resources announces $3 mln private placement

* Emerita Resources Corp - ‍Announces $3 million private placement at a price per unit of $0.10​

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Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China's Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature -- China's state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi Jinping's private life in an unusual and glowing profile.

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Barnes & Noble says investor's plan to take it private not 'bona fide'

(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said on Thursday a deal proposed by an activist investor to take the bookstore chain private was not "bona fide" as its chairman and founder, Leonard Riggio, would not participate and raising the required funds was highly unlikely.

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Activist investor draws up plan to take Barnes & Noble private: WSJ

(Reuters) - Sandell Asset Management Corp, an activist investor in Barnes & Noble Inc, has proposed a transaction that would take the bookseller private with the help of current shareholders and debt...

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Activist investor draws up plan to take Barnes & Noble private-WSJ

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Sandell Asset Management Corp, an activist investor in Barnes & Noble Inc, has proposed a transaction that would take the bookseller private with the help of current shareholders and debt financing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Blue Sky Uranium announces non-brokered private placement

* Announced a non-brokered private placement financing of up to 5,500,000 units at a price of $0.19 per unit​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Citrus trees, private jets and other special-interest wins in the GOP tax bill

On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee unveiled the latest version of a GOP tax plan, which includes a proposal to repeal Obamacare's requirement that most people have health care coverage or pay a fine. That's the most notable new provision in the revised tax overhaul, but it is far from the only one.

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Skin Deep: You’re Getting Better With Age. Your Makeup Should, Too.

Is your makeup working for you, or is it aging you?

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BRIEF-Galantas announces private placement for maximum gross proceeds of CDN$1.4 mln

* Galantas Gold- ‍proposed placement is for a maximum of 20 million shares, at an issue price of CDN$0.07 per share for maximum gross proceeds of CDN$1.4 million

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BRIEF-Trillium announces private placement to fund development of cancer drugs

* Trillium Therapeutics - ‍entered into subscription agreements for sale of 1.95 million shares & 400,000 Series II non-voting convertible first preferred shares​

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Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes

The manufacturers of the two drugs to treat opioid addiction are competing fiercely for market share and drawing scrutiny from lawmakers and prosecutors.

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BRIEF-Compass Gold announces amendment to terms of private placement

* Compass Gold Corporation announces amendment to terms of private placement and resumption of trading

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BRIEF-SRC Energy announces pricing of private debt offering

* Says ‍priced an offering of $550 million aggregate principal amount of 6.250% senior unsecured notes due December 2025​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Women's private parts grabbed on House floor, Rep. Speier says

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Bank of America executive: Volcker Rule fuels private trading firms' rise

(Reuters) - U.S. post-financial crisis rules that place strong trading restrictions on banks has fueled the rise of private trading firms that have grabbed market share, a top Bank of America Corp...

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The private world of '60s legends

He recorded John Lennon's honeymoon and helped give Andy Warhol his start in filmmaking. So it makes sense, then, that the filmmaker and photographer Jonas Mekas -- often regarded as the godfather of American avant-garde cinema -- has a lot of stories.

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BRIEF-CANADA COAL ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT, SHARE CONSOLIDATION

* CANADA COAL ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND 2 FOR 1 SHARE CONSOLIDATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In Joe Biden’s Memoir, Private Grief and Its Effect on a Public Life

People who have lost someone will take comfort from what Biden has to say about losing his son Beau to brain cancer in “Promise Me, Dad.”

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BRIEF-Stria announces closing of $307,500 private placement

* Stria announces closing of $307,500 private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Gluskin Sheff + Associates reports Q1 revenue of C$28.6 mln

* Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc announces first quarter fiscal 2018 results

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Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.

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BRIEF-TekModo announces $3 mln private placement

* Says ‍non-brokered private placement financing through sale of up to 42.86 million units at a price of $0.07 per unit​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Lumina Gold upsizes private placement to C$20 million

* Lumina Gold upsizes previously announced private placement to C$20 million

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BRIEF-Identillect arranges $1,000,000 private placement

* Identillect Technologies Corp - arranged private placement to raise up to $1 million through issuance of up to 8.3 million common shares at price of $0.12 per share​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: Baring Private Equity Asia raising new $6 billion fund - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia is aiming to raise $6 billion in a new Asian fund, as investors hungry for growth in emerging markets fuel a regional fund-raising...

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Despite Trump’s Pleas, China’s Online Opioid Bazaar Is Booming

China’s sprawling chemical industry is weakly regulated and riddled with illicit activity. Ending its role in the U.S. drug epidemic will be difficult.

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BRIEF-Lumina Gold announces C$15 million private placement

* Says entered into agreement with syndicate of agents that have agreed to sell up to 24.2 million common shares at price of C$0.62/common share​

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JPMorgan chief held private talks with UK's May, Hammond-Sky News

Nov 8 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, held private talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May and finance minister Philip Hammond on Wednesday, Sky News reported.

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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)

Skin nytimes.com

Gene Therapy Creates Replacement Skin to Save a Dying Boy

Doctors grew sheets of healthy skin that were transplanted onto a boy with a genetic disease that caused blistering and tearing all over his body.

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BRIEF-Cartier Resources announces $4 mln bought deal flow-through private placement and $2 mln common share private placement

* Cartier Resources announces $4.0 million bought deal flow-through private placement and $2.0 million common share private placement

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Refugees lack menstrual supplies and private, safe toilets

(Reuters Health) - Girls and women forced to flee their homes in Myanmar and Syria lack menstruation supplies and safe, private toilets, a new study finds.

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Brazil's BB Seguridade sees private pension products leading growth

SAO PAULO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Brazil's BB Seguridade Participações SA, the insurance arm of state-controlled Banco do Brasil SA, expects a pickup in the country's economic activity to compensate for falling interest rates and keep up profitability, Chief Financial Officer Werner Suffert told Reuters on Monday.

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BRIEF-Chromadex announces $23 mln private placement of common stock

* Chromadex announces $23 million private placement of common stock

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BRIEF-GIC Private Ltd reports 5.08 pct passive stake in Adecoagro S.A.‍​

* GIC Private Limited reports a 5.08 percent passive stake in Adecoagro S.A. as of October 26, 2017- SEC filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zweLoA) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Honeywell announces determination of pricing terms of private exchange offers

* Honeywell announces determination of pricing terms of private exchange offers for four series of notes

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BRIEF-SQI Diagnostics announces private placement

* Announces private placement with insider participation and annual and special meeting

Admissions Standards nytimes.com

Are You First Gen? Depends on Who’s Asking

With so many variations on what constitutes higher education as well as family, it’s no wonder there are so many definitions. And that matters.

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Investigators have been asking in witness interviews about Jared Kushner's role in the firing of James Comey

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BRIEF-Boehringer, Dicerna collaborate to develop novel treatments for chronic liver diseases including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

* Boehringer Ingelheim and Dicerna announce collaboration to develop novel treatments for chronic liver diseases including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

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BRIEF-WPP: asking Tokyo court to declare Asatsu-DK's termination of their business alliance agreement is invalid

* Asking court to declare that Asatsu-DK Inc's termination of their business alliance agreement is invalid

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BRIEF-Nu Skin Enterprises reports third-quarter 2017 results

* Q3 earnings per share view $0.76 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Wall Street climbs on strong private jobs data, oil gains

(Reuters) - The three major U.S. stock indexes added to their recent record run on Wednesday, as energy shares gained from a jump in oil prices and financials rose after strong private jobs data.

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Prudential's U.S. life business enters private wealth market

(Reuters) - Prudential Plc's U.S. life insurance business Jackson has set up a private wealth and trust arm to manage the investments and finances of very wealthy clients.

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S&P, Nasdaq hit record on earnings, private jobs data

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq opened at record highs on Wednesday, as better-than-expected private jobs data added to the upbeat sentiment following healthy third-quarter earnings reports.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P, Nasdaq hit record on earnings, private jobs data

Nov 1 (Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq opened at record highs on Wednesday, as better-than-expected private jobs data added to the upbeat sentiment following healthy third-quarter earnings reports.

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U.S. private job growth hits 7-month high as storm effect fades: ADP

(Reuters) - U.S. companies added the most workers in seven months in October as hiring rebounded from a drop in September stemming from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Datametrex AI Ltd announces proposed private placement

* Datametrex AI Ltd - ‍Announces non-brokered private placement of up to 50 million units at C$0.10 per unit, for gross proceeds of up to C$5 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Skycity Entertainment Group agrees on $150 mln issue of US private placement notes​

* ‍Reached agreement on new $150 million issue of US private placement (USPP) notes​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Assad sets sights on Kurdish areas, risking new Syria conflict

BEIRUT (Reuters) - With Islamic State near defeat in Syria, Damascus is setting its sights on territory held by Kurdish-led forces including eastern oil fields, risking a new confrontation that could draw the United States in more deeply and complicate Russian diplomacy.

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BRIEF-Equity Financial agrees to be taken private by Smoothwater Capital

* Equity Financial Holdings Inc enters into arrangement agreement to be taken private by Smoothwater Capital Corporation; Hennick & Company and others to co-invest in private company post-arrangement

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BRIEF-Vior announces change in management and private placement

* Says appointment of Mark Fedosiewich as new incoming president and CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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HSH Nordbank privatisation attracts private equity offers -sources

FRANKFURT, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The owners of Germany's HSH Nordbank received binding offers from private equity groups Apollo, Cerberus and J.C. Flowers by a deadline on Friday as part of its EU-enforced privatisation, people close to the matter said.

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German far-right party drops bid for journalists' private data

BERLIN (Reuters) - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Saturday dropped a controversial bid for data on the ethnic backgrounds and private views of journalists after concerns surfaced about its registration form for a party congress.

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BRIEF-Matrrix closes second and final tranche of private placement financing

* Matrrix closes second and final tranche of private placement financing and amends credit facilities Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Maricann Group closes $31 mln private placement

* Maricann Group Inc. Announces closings of $31 million private placement and NanoLeaf acquisition Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Peekaboo Beans announces $3 mln private placement

* Peekaboo Beans officially launches U.S. Expansion and announces $3m brokered private placement co-led by Canaccord Genuity and Gravitas Securities

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German far-right party wants journalists' private data

BERLIN (Reuters) - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) wants access to data about the ethnic backgrounds and political views of journalists who want to cover the party's national congress in December after it became the third largest party in parliament.

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BRIEF-SRAX announces private placement of $5.18 million with existing shareholders

* SRAX announces private placement of $5.18 million with existing shareholders

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Citigroup names Lo as Asia head of private banking business

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc has appointed veteran Steven Lo as Asia head of its private banking business unit, replacing Bassam Salem who is retiring from that role in February, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

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Baskin-Robbins sales drop weighs on Dunkin' Brands' third-quarter profit

(Reuters) - Dunkin' Brands Group Inc , the owner of the Dunkin' Donuts chain, reported a surprise fall in comparable sales at its Baskin-Robbins restaurants, weighing on the company's overall profit in the third quarter.

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Saudi private sector will to grow with reforms - cenbank governor

RIYADH, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's non-oil sector of the economy is still healthy and the private sector will contine to grow, stimulated by reforms, the Saudi central bank governor said.

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Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee buys stake in indie wealth manager HighTower

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Independent wealth manager HighTower said on Wednesday it had sold a stake to private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners.

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MOVES-Citi names new private banker to super-rich in Phoenix

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc appointed Chris Klecka as a wealth manager for super-rich individuals in the south-western United States.

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The real questions we should be asking about Niger

If you ask the wrong questions, you'll never get the answers you're looking for. In the wake of the deaths of four US servicemen in Niger, the caustic political climate in Washington has sparked questions ranging from why President Trump failed to acknowledge the tragedy for more than a week to whether this is a Benghazi entanglement for the President's team.

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Goldman plans private equity expansion to help offset trading funk

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is ramping up its private-equity investments and going after smaller, high-growth targets as part of a broad plan to offset recent trading declines, three people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Toromont prices private offering of senior unsecured notes

* Toromont prices private offering of CDN$500 million 3.842% senior unsecured notes due 2027 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Whirlpool to stop selling private label brands at Sears

(Reuters) - Whirlpool Corp said on Tuesday it would continue to supply several of its products to Sears Holdings Corp and discontinue only its private label brands, including Maytag fridges, KitchenAid products and Jenn-Air appliances.

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BRIEF-Mineral Mountain announces non-brokered private placement of up to $3 mln

* Mineral Mountain announces a non-brokered private placement of up to $3 million

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Wentz carves up Redskins as Eagles win fifth in row

(The Sports Xchange) - Carson Wentz threw touchdown passes to four different players, catapulting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Washington Redskins 34-24 on Monday.

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RPT-Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

* GRAPHIC-Cryptocurrencies: http://tmsnrt.rs/2gWgyLc?eikon=true

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BRIEF-Consol Mining announces private offering of $350 mln of senior secured second lien notes

* Consol Mining Corporation announces private offering of $350 million of senior secured second lien notes

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Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.

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China says will guide private capital into higher growth areas

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will introduce measures aimed at guiding private investment into areas that have a higher growth potential, a senior official with the state planning agency said on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Bluerush announces the closing of non-brokered private placement

* Bluerush announces the closing of non-brokered private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Air France, Lufthansa are booming while rivals go bust

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Strong private equity interest in German Alloheim sale -sources

FRANKFURT, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Several buyout groups remain in the running for Alloheim, one of Germany's top three nursing home operators, as its owner seeks to benefit from high valuations for healthcare assets, sources close to the matter said.

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Private contractor used to evacuate US forces in Niger ambush

A US private aviation contractor conducted evacuations of US and Nigerien troops after they were ambushed on October 4 in Niger, according to US Africa Command spokesperson Robyn Mack. Mack said that US private contractor Berry Aviation was "on alert during the incident and conducted casualty evacuation and transport for US and partner forces."

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Emma Stone, Julianne Moore are asking America for help

Hollywood is asking for America's help on gun laws.

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MOVES-Asset manager 3i names three hires to private equity team

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Asset manager 3i Group Plc announced three new hires to its private equity team.

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Nordstrom family suspends attempt to take U.S. retailer private

(Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc said on Monday that a founding family group had suspended attempts to take the U.S. department store operator private because of difficulties in arranging debt financing for its bid ahead of the key holiday shopping season.

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Nordstrom family suspends attempt to take retailer private

(Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc said on Monday its founding family had suspended attempts to take the upscale retailer private for the rest of the year due to difficulties in arranging funds for the deal ahead of the holiday season.

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Embattled restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday to be taken private

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Ruby Tuesday Inc said on Monday it would be acquired by private equity firm NRD Capital for an enterprise value of about $335 million.

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BRIEF-AURORA CANNABIS ANNOUNCES $6 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT

* AURORA CANNABIS - ‍TO PROCEED WITH A CONCURRENT, NON-COMMISSIONED, NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF UP TO 2 MILLION UNITS OF CO AT PRICE OF $3.00/ UNIT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Personal Health: Choosing the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin

How to select a moisturizer likely to be effective and unlikely to cause an unwanted reaction.

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BRIEF-Resverlogix reports $87 mln private placement with Shenzhen Hepalink

* Resverlogix announces $87 million private placement with shenzhen hepalink

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World's largest private jet set for 2018 debut

Canadian aerospace company Bombardier is developing the Global 7000 jet, which would be the largest aircraft in the world designed for private or corporate use.

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Matter: Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

Humans have long shared a genetic palette for skin pigmentation, slightly tweaked by evolution, scientists report.

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Charlottesville suing to stop private militias at rallies

Two months after the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city and a group of local business owners headed to court Thursday to file a novel lawsuit to prevent what they call "private militia" groups from wreaking havoc on the town once again.

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BRIEF-Noront resources announces closing of private placement

* Noront Resources announces closing of private placement with RCF V Annex Fund L.P. and amended debt arrangement with Resource Capital Fund V L.P.

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Citi's private bank to set up Luxembourg unit to cope with Brexit

LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Citigroup said its private bank is to set up a booking centre in Luxembourg to ensure it can continue to serve European Union clients after Britain leaves the bloc in 2019.

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Bain Capital leads the charge as Japan's private equity dealmaking picks up

HONG KONG/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bain Capital is planning on further ramping up its dealmaking in Japan after it came out on top in the recent battle to purchase Toshiba's semiconductors arm and as it bids to buy out Japan's third-largest advertising agency, Asatsu-DK (ADK).

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Prostate cancer patients unclear on differences among treatments

(Reuters Health) - Many patients with localized prostate cancer don’t understand the differences between their treatment options, a new study suggests.

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BRIEF-Gluskin Sheff + Associates says portfolio manager leaving company at end of Dec 2017

* Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. announces portfolio manager change

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BRIEF-Broadcom posts pricing of private offering of senior notes

* Broadcom announces pricing of private offering of senior notes

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'Asking for it': Donna Karan slammed for Weinstein comments

Designer Donna Karan has apologized for the remarks she made about women in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal that has dogged Hollywood power player Harvey Weinstein.

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BRIEF-ObsEva SA announces $60 mln private placement with existing and new investors

* ObsEva SA announces $60.0 million private placement with existing and new investors

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BRIEF-Quinsam Capital increases offering size of non-brokered private placement

* Quinsam Capital Corporation announces increased offering size of non-brokered private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Treasury watchdog finds Mnuchin's private jet trips broke no law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior lawyer at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of the Inspector General said on Thursday he found "no violation of law" in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's use of private jets for seven official trips, but called for better cases to be made in future for such travel by Trump administration officials.

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Unilever spreads whets private equity appetite as deadline nears: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has invited private equity bidders to submit tentative offers for its $8 billion margarine and spreads business by a deadline of Oct. 19, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.

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Unilever spreads whets private equity appetite as deadline nears - sources

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has invited private equity bidders to submit tentative offers for its $8 billion margarine and spreads business by a deadline of Oct. 19, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Parsley Energy announces $600 mln private offering of senior unsecured notes due 2027

* Parsley Energy, LLC announces $600 million private offering of senior unsecured notes due 2027

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BRIEF-U3O8- intends to proceed with non-brokered private placement to raise up to C$1 million

* U3O8 Corp - intends to proceed with non-brokered private placement to raise up to C$1 million in gross proceeds through sale of about 3 million units

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US STOCKS-Wall St slightly lower ahead of private jobs data

Oct 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to lower opening on Wednesday after two days of record highs, as investors braced for three days of major economic data and the launch of the quarterly earnings season.

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BRIEF-Columbus announces allegiant private placement

* Columbus Gold Corp - ‍Allegiant proposes to conduct a unit private placement of up to C$12 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Metallis Resources says arranged non-brokered private placement with $2.2 mln financing

* Metallis Resources says arranged non-brokered private placement with 2176423 Ontario, owned by Eric Sprott raising gross proceeds of up to $2.2 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Private information of two people compromised in SEC hack: chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The personal information of two individuals was compromised in a recently uncovered hack of a Securities and Exchange Commission database, according to the agency's chairman.

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BRIEF-CrownRock announces private offering of senior notes

* CrownRock Lp - ‍ commencement of a private offering of $1 billion principal amount of senior notes due 2025​

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BRIEF-Scientific games announces proposed private offering of $350.0 mln of senior secured notes due 2025

* Scientific Games announces proposed private offering of $350.0 million of senior secured notes due 2025

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OMB: Get permission before you fly on private plane

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sent out travel guidance to Trump administration departments and agencies following the resignation Friday of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

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Under pressure from Trump, Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from President Donald Trump on Friday in an uproar over Price's use of costly private charter planes for government business.

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Under pressure from Trump, Tom Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from President Donald Trump on Friday in an uproar over Price's use of private charter planes for government business.

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HHS secretary got into trouble over use of private jets

President Donald Trump accepted the resignation of Tom Price, the embattled health and human services secretary, Friday in the midst of a scandal over his use of private planes.

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BRIEF-Giga Metals announces private placement

* Giga Metals- Announced a non-brokered private placement of up to 4.3 million units at a price of $0.35 per unit for total gross proceeds of up to $1.5 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Merck to stop development of hepatitis C treatments

(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co said on Friday it would discontinue developing an experimental drug combination for chronic hepatitis C, as competition rises and patient population shrinks.

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Tom Price vows to write a personal check for expenses of his travel on private jets

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price reiterated amid mounting criticism Thursday that trips he took by private charter jet were allowed by both legal and HHS officials.

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BRIEF-Questerre announces private placement of 34.9 mln shares at C$0.89 per share

* Private placement of up to 34.9 million shares has been over-subscribed at price of 5.70 NOK or C$0.89 per common share

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White House starts probe of private email use by senior aides: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has launched an internal investigation into the use of private email by senior aides, pulling batches of emails on the White House server to and from their private accounts, Politico reported on Thursday.

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Trump health secretary to repay cost of private jet travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price promised on Thursday to repay the nearly $52,000 cost of his seats on private charter flights, as expensive air travel by Trump administration officials drew sharp scrutiny from Congress.

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Grassley privately meets with Rosenstein

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein privately met Thursday with Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, amid a standoff where the Justice Department has prevented the committee from interviewing two senior FBI officials about the circumstances around former FBI Director James Comey's firing.

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Health secretary says will repay travel on private planes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on Thursday that he would write a check to the government to cover the cost of his travel on private charter planes.

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U.S. health secretary says will repay travel on private planes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on Thursday that he would write a check to the government to cover the cost of his travel on private charter planes.

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In interview with Senate panel, Kushner didn't mention the private account he used for WH business

In his interview with the staff of the Senate intelligence committee, White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner did not share the existence of his personal email account, which he has used for official business, CNN has learned.

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White House: Private jet use under review

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says the White House has launched an internal review on the use of government planes for personal use.

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Private jets scandal, tax plan test Trump's brand

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BRIEF-Chesapeake Energy announces pricing, upsizing of private placement of $850 mln of senior notes

* Chesapeake Energy Corporation announces pricing and upsizing of private placement of $850,000,000 of senior notes

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Trump 'not happy' with U.S. health chief Price over private travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to back his health secretary and said he was "not happy" with him amid reports that he used expensive private charter jets to travel for government business rather that cheaper commercial flights.

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Trump 'not happy about' Price's taxpayer-funded private jet use

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is "not happy" about several of his Cabinet members' use of private planes for government business and said he is "looking into" the matter.

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Exclusive: Spotify's valuation turned up to $16 billion in private trades - sources

LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Private trades in Spotify shares are valuing the music streaming company at about $16 billion, according to people familiar with the deals, raising the prospect of a bumper flotation next year.

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BRIEF-IAC prices upsized private offering of $450 mln of 0.875% exchangeable senior notes due 2022

* IAC announces pricing of upsized private offering of $450,000,000 of 0.875% exchangeable senior notes due 2022

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Late night roasts Trump officials' use of private email accounts

Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Fallon poked fun at administration officials using private emails for official purposes and how Hillary Clinton might react to the news.

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BRIEF-Electrovaya announces proposed private placement

* Electrovaya Inc - ‍Intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of up to 4.3 million units at a price of $1.15 per unit​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Private equity may win in U.S. Republicans' tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's promise to close the "carried interest" tax break that benefits some of Wall Street's wealthiest financiers could be defanged if his administration proceeds with an exemption for certain firms.

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Multiple White House officials used private email accounts

Multiple current and former White House officials have used private email for official administration correspondence, CNN has learned.

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Analysis: Trump White House's colossal blind spot on private emails

At least a half-dozen top Trump administration officials used private email accounts to communicate about White House business, according to the New York Times. That group includes family members / senior advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as well as departed top aides including Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.

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BRIEF-Internet Association announces private sector commitment of more than $300 mln dedicated to Computer Science programs

* Internet Association announces private sector commitment of more than $300 million dedicated to K-12 Computer Science programs

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Trump at private dinner on NFL feud: 'It's really caught on'

President Donald Trump sounded very satisfied with his recent remarks on patriotism and the NFL in a dinner with conservative group leaders at the White House Monday night, according to a person who attended the event.

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BRIEF-Bravura Venture Corp. closes $3,000,000 private placement

* Bravura Venture Corp. cCloses $3,000,000 private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-GTx announces $48.5 million private placement

* GTx - ‍entered into agreement for sale of its common stock & warrants to purchase common stock in private placement with gross proceeds of $48.5 million

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On Soccer: Meet Decibel Bellini, the Booming Soundtrack to Napoli Goals

A radio D.J.’s thunderous stadium announcements have won over fans and players alike, and made him a global social media sensation.