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Could this be a better way to build a flu vaccine?

As a deadly flu season continues to ravage the United States, scientists are scrambling to find new ways to fight the virus, including building vaccines that offer stronger protection against the most aggressive flu strains and last longer than just one season.

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Cupp: Tide pod insanity. It's better that we know

A small silver lining amid a life-threatening trend: Thanks to a generation's obsession with DIY stardom and oversharing, we can at least know immediately, in real time, about the dumb fadsand dangerous pranks sweeping the basements, mall food courts and parking lots across the country, writes SE Cupp, and do something to save lives.

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Gardening may help cancer survivors eat better, feel greater ‘worth’

(Reuters Health) - - For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.

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Zimbabwe fires more than 30 police commanders: state-owned Herald newspaper

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources.

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Google, Temasek investing in Indonesia's Go-Jek as ride-hailing rivalry deepens: sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Google, Singapore investor Temasek and China's Meituan-Dianping are investing in Go-Jek as part of a $1.2 billion fundraising round, bolstering the Indonesian ride-hailing firm in its battle with deep-pocketed rivals Grab and Uber, sources said.

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UPDATE 1-Exxon Mobil signs deal for deepwater oil exploration off Ghana

ACCRA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp signed a deal with Ghana on Thursday to explore for oil in the Deepwater Cape Three Point offshore (DWCTP) oilfield. The signing followed direct negotiations between Ghana and Exxon Mobil without an open competitive tender due to the nature of the field, where the depth ranges from 2,000 to 4,000 metres, Ghanaian officials said.

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Exxon Mobil signs deal for deepwater oil exploration off Ghana

ACCRA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp signed a deal with Ghana on Thursday to explore for oil in the Deepwater Cape Three Point offshore oilfield. The signing followed direct negotiations between Ghana and Exxon Mobil without an open competitive tender due to the nature of the field, where the depth ranges from 2,000 to 4,000 metres, Ghanaian officials said. (Reporting by Kwasi Kpodo, editing by Sofia Christensen; editing by Jason Neely)

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India plans to raise health spending by 11 percent in budget; less than requested

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister's demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents.

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Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte government than any other

MANILA (Reuters) - Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s.

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Two Koreas' 'one flag' emblematic of once better ties

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea's plan to march together under the same blue-and-white Korean peninsula flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month marks the revival of an emblem of warmer ties between the old foes from years past.

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Fearing Trump blowback, GOPers say 'no thanks' to 2018

Politicians -- good ones, at least -- make their bones by knowing which way the wind is blowing. And right now, it's a gale force gust right in the faces of Republicans.

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Exclusive: Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders.

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With eye on Brexit talks, May to deepen security ties with France

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain and France will agree on Thursday to deepen security cooperation, a move which Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win her goodwill in talks on leaving the European Union.

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Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves four dead in U.S. South

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the U.S. South on Wednesday brought record low temperatures to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice, snapped power lines and prompted schools to close.

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

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

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Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

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

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4 ways to get a better job in 2018

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Bitcoin falls more than 7 percent as regulation worries mount

TOKYO (Reuters) - The price of bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, dropping more than seven percent on the Bitstamp exchange on Wednesday, spooked by worries regulators may try to clamp down on the highly-volatile trading in the digital currency.

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GRAINS-Wheat edges higher, lingers near more than 1-month low

SYDNEY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. wheat futures edged higher for the first time in four sessions on Wednesday, though prices continued to linger near more than one-month lows as ample global supplies continued to weigh. FUNDAMENTALS * The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.1 percent at $4.16-3/4 a bushel by 0124 GMT, having closed down 1 percent on Tuesday when prices hit a low of $4.13-3/4 a bushel - the lowest since December 13, 2017. *

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Durbin: We talked about skin color, not jobs

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) says he didn't take an oath of secrecy when he entered the immigration meeting in the Oval Office and he felt duty-bound to speak out about President Donald Trump's comments.

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Advisers urge deep discount in Venezuelan cryptocurrency offering

CARACAS (Reuters) - Advisers to the Venezuelan government are recommending it sell $2.3 billion of its new cryptocurrency, the petro, in a private offering at a discount of up to 60 percent, according to a document reviewed by Reuters.

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METALS-Copper hits 3-1/2-week low, nickel slides more than 5 pct

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Recasts, updates prices, adds details, changes dateline)

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BP Deepwater Horizon costs balloon to $65 billion

LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Tuesday it would take a new charge over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill after again raising estimates for outstanding claims, lifting total costs to around $65 billion.

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BP to take $1.7 billion Deepwater Horizon charge

LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Tuesday it expected to take a post-tax non-operating charge of around $1.7 billion in its fourth quarter results as part of the settlement of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the United States.

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BP to take $1.7 bln Deepwater Horizon charge

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - BP said on Tuesday it expected to take a post-tax non-operating charge of around $1.7 billion in its fourth quarter results as part of the settlement of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the United States.

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Berman: How is 'shithouse' any better?

CNN's John Berman dissects the debate over whether President Donald Trump used the term "shithole" or "shithouse" when referring to several foreign countries.

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Trump thanks Qatar for efforts to combat terrorism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the ruler of Qatar for "action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms," the White House said in a statement that suggested a warming of ties between the two countries.

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Trump's sentiment toward nations populated by people of color is much more important than his word choice

The last three days have been consumed by this debate: Did President Donald Trump refer to several foreign countries as "shitholes" or not?

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Lesotho Diamond Weighs More Than a Baseball

The stone, the world’s fifth-biggest, is a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and is probably worth tens of millions of dollars.

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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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Noble Group nets less than expected from oil unit sale to Vitol

LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling commodities trader Noble Group has completed the sale of its U.S.-focused oil business to the world's largest oil trader Vitol, but net proceeds from the deal are lower than a previously announced estimate, the company said on Monday.

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Computers are getting better than humans at reading

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VW to spend more than $3.3 billion through 2020 on U.S. model expansion

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to spend more than $3.3 billion on development and production of new models in North America from 2018 to 2020 as the German group reboots operations in the world's second-largest auto market.

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VW to spend more than $3.3 bln through 2020 on U.S. model expansion

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to spend more than $3.3 billion on development and production of new models in North America from 2018 to 2020 as the German group reboots operations in the world's second-largest auto market.

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Missouri’s Combative Governor, Deep in Scandal, Puts on the Charm

Eric Greitens has found himself politically isolated after reports of an extramarital affair tarnished his image.

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For now, Australia's plans for cannabis market dominance are more smoke than fire

SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Australia said this month it would allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025, investors scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies - pushing several of them, and the sector as a whole, to record highs.

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Norwegian: No thank you, President Trump

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Five ways you can be a better American than Trump

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Tennis: Uncle Toni still 'more than anything' for Nadal

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal embarks on a new era without his coach and uncle in the players' box at the Australian Open but the Spaniard said he would always welcome advice from his lifelong mentor with open arms.

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Deutsche Bank CEO sees far fewer than 4,000 Brexit-related moves: paper

DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's chief executive expects to move far fewer than 4,000 jobs to Frankfurt following Britain's departure from the European Union, he told Swiss daily Neue Zuercher Zeitung.

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State of the Art: The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

Facebook faces complex questions over its prioritization of “meaningful” content in the News Feed, including whether people want that kind of content in the first place.

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News Analysis: A President Who Fans, Rather Than Douses, the Nation’s Racial Fires

After his latest incendiary comments, the president’s critics say there is no doubt he is a racist. The White House calls such suggestions “insulting.”

Thai Food (Cuisine) nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: The Secret to Better Thai Dishes May Already Be in Your Fridge

Doctoring up a jar of red curry paste makes for a deeply flavored noodle dish.

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PNC Financial fourth quarter profit more than doubles

(Reuters) - PNC Financial Services Group Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest income and consumer loan growth and the U.S. regional lender also...

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'Thanks, but no thanks' - Norwegians reject Trump's immigration offer

OSLO (Reuters) - Many Norwegians rejected on Friday a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from "shithole countries" such as Haiti or African nations.

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PNC Financial profit more than doubles in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - U.S. regional lender PNC Financial Services reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest income and consumer loan growth.

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UPDATE 1-PNC Financial profit more than doubles in Q4

Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. regional lender PNC Financial Services reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest income and consumer loan growth.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

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France blames Lactalis, retailers in deepening baby food scare

PARIS (Reuters) - France, seeking to limit reputational damage to its agri-business industry, threatened on Thursday to impose sanctions after the country's biggest supermarkets said recalled baby foods made by Lactalis had still found their way onto shop shelves.

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Exclusive: Lufthansa CEO calls for 'significant' Alitalia cuts - letter

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa sees a need for "significant" restructuring at Italy's Alitalia before the German airline can make a deal to buy the carrier, according to a letter by Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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Analysis: What kind of border wall does Trump want? It depends on who's asking.

Big. Beautiful. Impenetrable.

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Unsettling images from the deep

When freediver Janeanne Gilchrist noticed an increase in the amount of debris washing up on the shores of her favorite diving spots, she decided to do something about it. To raise awareness of the problem, she created a collection of breathtaking images, transforming waste into art.

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BRIEF-Deere & Co Says Dec Retail Sales For U.S. And Canada Ag Combines Were Up More Than Industry‍​

* DEERE & CO SAYS DEC 2017 RETAIL SALES FOR U.S. AND CANADA AG COMBINES WERE UP MORE THAN THE INDUSTRY‍​

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ScienceTake: Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

Dolphins develop the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror at an earlier age than children, which fits with how fast they develop generally.

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Mark Wahlberg reportedly paid way more than Michelle Williams for reshoot

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Lawmaker claims 'character makeup' makes blacks more susceptible to marijuana

A Kansas state legislator has stepped down from the chairmanship of a Kansas House committee after he said African-Americans were more susceptible to marijuana because of "their character makeup" and "their genetics."

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Trilobites: Emperor Penguins: Good Dads, but Less Dedicated Than You May Have Thought

"March of the Penguins” showed penguins going up to 115 days without food, but new research suggests that many hunted for food during breeding season.

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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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Why these photos are stranger than fiction

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Boeing sees higher-than-expected airline passenger growth

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday it expects the number of passengers carried by worldwide airlines to increase 5.5 percent to 6 percent this year, faster than historic levels of about 5 percent, but slower than the growth logged in 2017.

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BRIEF-Raytheon Co Says Awarded Contract Worth More Than $1.5 Billion

* RAYTHEON AWARDED CONTRACT WORTH MORE THAN $1.5 BILLION FOR ADDITIONAL PATRIOTâ„¢ INTEGRATED AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE CAPABILITY

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On Technology: Learning to Fool Our Algorithmic Spies

Social media has put humanity in touch with a new sort of omniscience — the kind we can easily trick.

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In Deepest Cold, a Subway Car Becomes the Shelter of Last Resort

With temperatures in the single digits over the weekend, the E train turned into a rolling refuge for the homeless.

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BRIEF-Adamas Announces U.S. Commercial Launch Of Gocovri, The First FDA-Approved Medication For Treatment Of Dyskinesia In Parkinson's Disease Patients

* ADAMAS ANNOUNCES U.S. COMMERCIAL LAUNCH OF GOCOVRI™ THE FIRST AND ONLY FDA-APPROVED MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF DYSKINESIA IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE PATIENTS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yogawear maker's shares to their highest since June 2013.

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UPDATE 3-Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yogawear maker's shares to their highest since June 2013.

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BRIEF-BRT Apartments Agrees To Sell Property For More Than $97 Million

* PRESS RELEASE - BRT APARTMENTS CORP. AGREES TO SELL MULTI-FAMILY PROPERTY FOR MORE THAN $97 MILLION

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In jab at rivals, Rouhani says Iran protests about more than economy

LONDON (Reuters) - In a swipe at his hardline rivals, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday young Iranian protesters were unhappy about far more than just the economy and they would no longer defer to the views and lifestyle of an aging revolutionary elite.

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Opinion: Thank goodness for Oprah. She saved the show.

Thank goodness for Oprah Winfrey. She saved the show.

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Paid less than male peers, BBC China editor quits and speaks out

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has quit her post in Beijing to fight for her right to pay equality with male peers, posting an attack on what she called the "secretive and illegal BBC pay culture".

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than it expected

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better that it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker's shares up.

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BRIEF-Invitae More Than Doubles Annual Volume, Exceeds Full-Year 2017 Guidance, Projects Momentum To Continue In 2018

* INVITAE MORE THAN DOUBLES ANNUAL VOLUME, EXCEEDS FULL-YEAR 2017 GUIDANCE, AND PROJECTS MOMENTUM TO CONTINUE IN 2018

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Kushner’s Financial Ties to Israel Deepen Even With Mideast Diplomatic Role

An Israeli insurance company’s previously undisclosed $30 million investment in Jared Kushner’s family company could fuel the perception of conflicts of interest.

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Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

A joking tweet claimed that President Trump had demanded a TV channel devoted to primates. Most got the gag, some didn’t, and it quickly became fodder for political and social commentary.

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Opinion: For Doctors, Age May Be More Than a Number

A lack of experience is not necessarily a bad thing.

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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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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their best weekly gains in more than a year on Friday as technology stocks helped lift major indexes to records.

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3 ways you can save better for retirement

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S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their best weekly gains in more than a year on Friday as technology stocks helped lift major indexes to records.

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US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

* Indexes up: Dow 0.9 pct, S&P 0.7 pct, Nasdaq 0.8 pct (Updates to close)

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Race car driver Tucker gets more than 16 years for lending scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Kansas businessman and race car driver was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Friday for crimes related to his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $3.5 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for best week in more than a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were on track to post their best weekly gain in more than a year on Friday, as U.S. stocks extended their new year rally even after December U.S. job growth came in weaker than expected.

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US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for best week in more than a year

* Average hourly earnings rise 0.3 pct, in line with estimates

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Much of eastern Canada pummeled by deep cold, heavy winds

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Large parts of eastern Canada grappled with extreme weather on Friday as temperatures plunged to record lows in Toronto, while heavy winds downed power lines, contributing to power outages affecting more than 85,000 customers in Nova Scotia.

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Stelter: This is bigger than Trump vs. Bannon

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U.S. suspending more than $255 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending security assistance to Pakistan, which one official said was worth more than $255 million, until Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

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Bobby Darin Who? Jonathan Groff Gets It Now

In a new show, the Broadway and television star is paying tribute to the late 1950s pop singer whose musical virtuosity is now little-recognized.

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Is it colder in parts of the US than on Mars? Yes, but ...

Most of the Eastern United States is trying to keep warm after a winter storm dumped snow across parts of the Southeast before heading north to wallop New England.

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Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

(Reuters Health) - People with heart disease have better long-term survival odds when they are married, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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Chile registers more than 8,000 tremors in 2017 but no quakes

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile recorded more than 8,000 tremors in 2017, according to scientists at the University of Chile, though none reached the magnitude of an earthquake.

Exercise nytimes.com

Fit City: Want a Better Workout? Just Breathe

Experts who usually specialize in extreme exercise are noticing that breathwork can help with endurance and recuperation. And stress, of course.

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Weather disrupts more than 2,800 flights

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Op-Ed Columnist: My Button’s Bigger Than Yours

Next there will be a comparison of body parts.

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Parts of US may be colder than Mars by this weekend

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Opinion: Nothing affects Trump more than what people say

With his latest tweetstorm, addressing everything from North Korea's nuclear threat to the mythical "Deep State" inside the Justice Department, Donald Trump has fallen through the floor of comedy and into the basement of tragedy.

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Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Heating-oil providers are working overtime and power generators are switching from natural gas to coal and petroleum as bitter temperatures grip much of the country.

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Age may be a factor in facial skin cancer treatment

(Reuters Health) – - In very elderly patients, less aggressive skin cancers on the face might not always need to be treated, a new study suggests.

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This country made it illegal to pay women less than men

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More than half of new Norway car sales now electric or hybrid

OSLO (Reuters) - Sales of electric and hybrid cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the Nordic nation's lead in a shift from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.

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LIVE MARKETS-European shares seen edging higher -spreadbetters

Jan 3(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net

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Trump says his nuclear button 'bigger' than North Korea's; North reopens border hotline

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it would reopen a long-closed border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to mock the North's leader by saying he has a "bigger and more powerful" nuclear button than Kim Jong Un.

Social Media nytimes.com

Social Media Shudders After Trump Mocks North Korea’s ‘Button’

The president’s tweet that he has a “much bigger” arsenal of nuclear weapons was met with dread and humor, of both the gallows and locker-room varieties.

Wilde, Olivia nytimes.com

Skin Deep: Olivia Wilde Doesn’t Do a Painted-on Face

The actress is all about finding natural products that work.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

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

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

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On Olympics: Nathan Chen Has Taken the Quad to a New Level. Is It Good for Figure Skating?

Chen, the 18-year-old American sensation, is the first to complete the difficult jump five times in a four-and-a-half-minute routine, but some worry it is dulling the sport.

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Honduras murder rate fell by more than 25 percent in 2017: government

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' murder rate fell by more than a quarter in 2017 to 42.8 killings per 100,000 people, the security ministry said on Tuesday, attributing the decline to a government onslaught against drug traffickers and gangs.

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We should note when the president cites conspiracy theories like today's reference to the 'deep state'

Here is a tweet from the President of the United States Tuesday morning:

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Trump again at war with 'deep state' Justice Department

President Donald Trump leveled his latest criticism of the Justice Department on Tuesday, suggesting the executive department is part of a "deep state" that he believes has sought to undermine him.

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UPDATE 1-Property reinsurance rates rise less than expected

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Global property reinsurance prices have risen less than expected in the key Jan. 1 renewal season, with strong competition limiting increases to single digit percentages following a record year of losses, brokers said on Tuesday.

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Analysis: Trump has averaged more than 5 falsehoods a day since he's been president

President Donald Trump has broken lots and lots of norms during his first 347 days as President. But none are as flagrant or as important as his casual relationship with the truth and utter lack of regard for being factual.

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BRIEF-Amazon.Com Says ‍More Than Five Bln Items Worldwide Shipped With Prime In 2017​

* AMAZON.COM INC - ‍MORE THAN FIVE BILLION ITEMS WORLDWIDE SHIPPED WITH PRIME IN 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Civil rights resolutions for a better America in 2018

Will 2018 be the year when racism ends and America truly has liberty and justice for all?

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States; four die

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A record-shattering Arctic freeze kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the Northeast were expected to warm within 24 hours.

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Sharapova forced to dig deep by Riske in Shenzhen Open

(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was made to work hard for a victory at the Shenzhen Open, coming from behind to beat unseeded American Alison Riske 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the second round on Tuesday.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States, expected to ease

(Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic cold wave kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the northeast were expected to warm thereafter.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

The New Health Care: Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care

Studies point to a simple reason, the prices, not to the amount of care. And lowering prices would upset a lot of people in the health industry.

Teenagers and Adolescence nytimes.com

Adolescence: Teenagers, Stop Asking for Nude Photos

A new study of girls’ experiences with sexting found that over two-thirds had been asked to send explicit images.

New Year nytimes.com

8 Easy, Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

You don’t need fad diets, supplements, fancy workouts or lots of time or money to improve your health.

Donkeys nytimes.com

To Sate China’s Appetite, African Donkeys Are Stolen and Skinned

A gelatin made from donkey hides is prized as a traditional Chinese remedy. Now slaughterhouses have opened in Africa, and domestic animals are disappearing from villages.

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South Korea's Moon says better inter-Korean relations linked to resolving North Korea nuclear issue

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the improvement of inter-Korean relations was linked to resolving North Korea's nuclear program, a day after the North offered talks with Seoul but was steadfast on its nuclear ambitions.

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Flying in 2017 was safer than it's ever been

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How to get this Mexican beach to yourself

Veterans nytimes.com

At Veterans Hospital in Oregon, a Push for Better Ratings Puts Patients at Risk, Doctors Say

At Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, doctors and nurses said, hospital administrators reject high-risk patients in pursuit of a higher score.

New Year nytimes.com

Happy New Year! Start It Off by Relaxing and Centering Yourself

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

Roberts, John G Jr nytimes.com

Courts Must Better Police Themselves on Harassment, Chief Justice Says

In his year-end report on the state of the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. addressed reports of sexual misconduct by an appeals court judge.

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Ex-Joint Chiefs boss: Nuclear war with North Korea closer than ever

The United States is "closer to a nuclear war with North Korea" than ever before, Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday, adding that he does not "see the opportunities to solve this diplomatically at this particular point."

businessNews reuters.com

German lawmaker blasts EU for opposing Niki sale to Lufthansa

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will probably lose a 150 million-euro government-backed loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa's purchase of Air Berlin's Austrian unit, Niki, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said on Sunday.

companyNews reuters.com

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf underperforms in 2017, has reason to expect better 2018

* Geopolitics, slumping economic growth weighed on Gulf bourses

Social Media nytimes.com

Inside the Hollywood Home of Social Media’s Stars. (Don’t Be Shy.)

High jinks and networking abound at 1600 Vine Street, the apartment complex minting the next generation of Instagram and YouTube celebrities.

cnn.com

Children's makeup kits pulled over asbestos

The international retailer Claire's Stores Inc. said it took nine makeup products off the shelves following a report by CNN affiliate WJAR-TV that tremolite asbestos was found in the makeup.

Basketball nytimes.com

Keeping Score: Is LeBron James, at 33, Better Than He Was 5 Years Ago?

You can say he’s ageless and even sublime. But can you truthfully say, as Steve Kerr did, that James is better in his 15th N.B.A. season than he was in his 10th?

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8 resolutions for better parenting in 2018

If you're looking to improve your parenting, you're not alone. In my opinion, it's an essential area of course correction, up there with weight loss, better eating and better spending, arguably more essential.

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The President has tweeted more than 2,300 times, leaping from controversy to achievement to grievance

Through a little less than a year in office, President Donald Trump has tweeted more than 2,300 times, using Twitter to attack political opponents, announce policy shifts, rant about the media, spread propaganda and, in frequent pitched outbursts, seek to undermine public confidence in the Russia investigation.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

U.S. to Roll Back Safety Rules Created After Deepwater Horizon Spill

The Interior Department said reversing the Obama-era regulations would reduce “unnecessary burdens” on the energy industry.

Workplace Hazards and Violations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: American Workers Need Better Job Protections

You should not be fired for taking a sick day to care for your child. A “just cause” law would protect you.

cnn.com

Fact check: Trump incorrectly claims he's 'signed more legislation than anybody'

President Donald Trump touted his economic and legislative achievements in front of Florida firefighters on Wednesday -- but again stretched his comments too far for the facts.

Hair nytimes.com

9 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2018

Our year's most popular stories offered advice on stress, sex, sleep and survival.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Opinion: The Patriarchs Are Falling. The Patriarchy Is Stronger than Ever.

Can the electrifying power of #MeToo be harnessed to the slow slog of building a more gender-equal society?

cnn.com

You have 2 ways to win more than $300 million this week

companyNews reuters.com

MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE markets rise at end of very poor year; some fund managers expect better 2018

* Dubai, Abu Dhabi far underperform MSCI emerging index in 2017

environmentNews reuters.com

China says more than 18,000 officials failed or performed badly in protecting environment

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 18,000 Chinese officials failed to take any action or performed badly in protecting the environment since 2016, according to a national crackdown that saw Beijing inspectors visit some of the world's most polluted cities.

healthNews reuters.com

Spine surgery may be safer at hospitals than outpatient facilities

(Reuters Health) - Patients who get spinal surgery at outpatient centers may be more likely to have serious complications or require repeat operations than their counterparts who get these procedures in a hospital, a U.S. study suggests.

healthNews reuters.com

Male doctors make a lot more in industry payments than female peers

(Reuters Health) - Male physicians in the U.S., across almost every specialty, took in more money from the biomedical industry in 2015 than their female peers, a new study suggests.

Dating and Relationships nytimes.com

Modern Love: 10 Ways to Love Better

This year’s most-read Modern Love columns delivered unexpected kernels of wisdom.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Air Pollution Contributes to More Than 20,000 Deaths a Year

Soot causes more deaths than AIDS each year in the United States.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Nathan Miller Reports 7.8 Pct Stake In Destination Maternity Corp

* NATHAN MILLER REPORTS 7.8 PERCENT STAKE IN DESTINATION MATERNITY CORP AS OF DECEMBER 26 - SEC FILING

topNews reuters.com

Less than 1,000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, coalition says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fewer than 1,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago.

companyNews reuters.com

GE to increase stake in Sweden's Arcam to more than 90 pct

Dec 27 (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it will increase its stake in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam AB to more than 90 percent from 77 percent.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Ge To Increase Its Ownership Of Arcam To More Than 90 Percent

* GE TO INCREASE ITS OWNERSHIP OF ARCAM TO MORE THAN 90 PERCENT

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Storm Buries Pennsylvania City in More Than Five Feet of Snow

Residents of Erie, Pa., have had to abandon their cars in the middle of the road after getting stuck. The snow, which shattered several records, is still coming down.

Perfumes and Fragrances nytimes.com

Skin Deep: What Perfume Are You Wearing? Now You Never Have to Tell

At Perfumarie, you smell scents on tap. The catch? You aren’t allowed to know what they are.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Amazon Canada Says More Than 4 Mln Trialed Prime In One Week In Holiday Season

* SAYS IN ONE WEEK OF HOLIDAY SEASON, OVER 4 MILLION PEOPLE STARTED PRIME FREE TRIALS OR BEGAN PAID MEMBERSHIPS

topNews reuters.com

Peru's Fujimori asks for forgiveness, thanks Kuczynski for pardon

LIMA (Reuters) - Former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori sought forgiveness from Peruvians "from the bottom of my heart" on Tuesday for shortcomings during his rule, and thanked President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for granting him a Christmas pardon.

worldNews reuters.com

Italy rescues more than 250 migrants in Mediterranean

ROME (Reuters) - More than 250 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean during the night between Monday and Tuesday, Italy's Coast Guard said.

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Want to eat better? Cook at home

Cooking at home allows you to use fresh ingredients, produce that is seasonal and foods without artificial ingredients.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Can I Possibly Believe That Faith Is Better Than Doubt?

The wall we have built between religion and reason is more porous than it seems.

cnn.com

Flash floods and landslides kill more than 100 in Philippines

A tropical storm unleashed devastating floods and landslides in southern Philippines, killing at least 123 as it swept away residents and left communities buried in mud, authorities said.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

companyNews reuters.com

China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 with emergency rule decree

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Sunday that 2,756 people were dismissed from their jobs in public institutions including soldiers, teachers and ministry personnel over links to "terror" organizations.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?

A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.

environmentNews reuters.com

More than 100 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding: officials

MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.

worldNews reuters.com

More than 70 firefighters tackle blaze at London Zoo

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday after a fire broke out at a cafe and shop at the attraction although no animals were reported injured.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

For More Than 300 Afghan Children, Many Older Than 5, Home Is Mother’s Cellblock

Orphanages that could help house the children are packed, and there has been little international interest in addressing the issue.

cnn.com

Dems, GOP deeply divided on sexual harassment

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, according to a new CNN poll.

healthNews reuters.com

Common blood pressure drug tied to increased risk of skin cancer

(Reuters Health) - People who take a certain water pill prescribed to control fluid retention and treat high blood pressure may be more likely to get skin cancer than other individuals, a Danish study suggests.

healthNews reuters.com

Students may be getting more concussions in PE classes than in sports

(Reuters Health) - Education and research about concussions in youth have focused on team sports, but a study from New Mexico suggests that adolescents may suffer more knock-out head blows in PE classes than in organized athletics.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Bitcoin Plunges More Than 25 Percent in 24 Hours

The steep fall, mirrored by drops in ethereum and Bitcoin cash, comes after weeks of frenzied activity on digital currency exchanges.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. consumer spending rises more than expected; savings lowest since 2008

WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending accelerated in November amid an increase in demand for recreational goods and utilities, but the strong pace of consumption is unlikely to be sustained as savings dropped to their lowest level in more than nine years.

Oils and Fats nytimes.com

Ask Well: Is It Better to Cook With Coconut Oil or Olive Oil?

Proponents of coconut oil point out that it is rich in phytochemicals with healthful properties. But so is olive oil.

Nursing Homes nytimes.com

The New Old Age: A Better Kind of Nursing Home

At Green Houses, residents have more independence and facilities are less institutional — a big improvement over most nursing homes, new research finds.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Innogy Acquires U.S. Onshore Wind Pipeline Of More Than Two Gigawatts

* SAYS ACQUIRES ONSHORE WIND PIPELINE OF MORE THAN TWO GIGAWATTS

Radio nytimes.com

New York Public Radio Fires WNYC Hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz

The two longtime radio personalities faced multiple complaints of inappropriate behavior, and had been disciplined before, the company said.

companyNews reuters.com

Online, but can't ditch paper? You may be future-proofing yourself

GENEVA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - You're on the web, you're in the cloud. But don't neglect good old-fashioned paper. That's the advice from internet pioneer Vint Cerf, who is afraid that all our digital memories could be lost as technology moves on.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. economy grows at fastest pace in more than two years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in the third quarter, powered by robust business spending, and is poised for what could be a modest lift next year from sweeping tax cuts passed by Congress this week.

Social Media nytimes.com

Yes Me Can

So long, you! Who’s back? Me’s back!

environmentNews reuters.com

California wildfire crews gain edge as winds weaker than feared

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters gained an edge in their weeks-long battle against a sprawling wildfire in Southern California on Thursday, thanks to weaker-than-expected winds that have been driving the flames.

cnn.com

Why 'taste' is more taboo than sex

Look above at Dr Freud's consulting room. The great man is sitting in a sombre Viennese interior, no doubt pleased with the popular reception of The Interpretation of Dreams. You can see the craquelure, smell the leather and the polish, sense the aspidistra, sniff the dust.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. jobless claims increase more than expected

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.

cnn.com

Weirder than aliens: Trump's America in 2017

If in 2012 a stranger tapped you on the shoulder, leaned in and whispered: "Donald Trump will be the president of the United States in 2017 and also The New York Times, on a random Saturday in December, will publish a convincing report on the existence of aliens in our midst," you'd have wheeled away and laughed.

Exercise nytimes.com

Can a Fitness Tracker Help You Run a Better Race?

While objective data can be useful, some experts question the value of trackers.

cnn.com

Opioids kill more people than breast cancer

More than 63,600 lives were lost to drug overdose in 2016, the most lethal year yet of the drug overdose epidemic, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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It's the second time a soldier has fled across the demilitarized zone into S. Korea in less than two months

A "low-ranking" North Korean soldier defected to South Korea early Thursday morning across the demilitarized zone between the two countries, South Korea's military said.

Embezzlement nytimes.com

Presidential Ally Is Arrested, and Mexico Corruption Investigation Deepens

A former treasurer of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s party is one of several people suspected in an embezzlement scheme intended to lift the party in state elections.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Bristol-Myers Squibb Receives FDA Approval For Opdivo As Treatment For Patients With A Type Of Skin Cancer

* BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL FOR OPDIVO (NIVOLUMAB) AS ADJUVANT THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH COMPLETELY RESECTED MELANOMA WITH LYMPH NODE INVOLVEMENT OR METASTATIC DISEASE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

Trilobites: Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It.

The scientific start of winter offers a moment to reflect on how we might not be here to witness the changing seasons without Earth’s particular tilt toward the sun.

healthNews reuters.com

For better quality of life, older cancer patients need more than just medicine

(Reuters Health) - For elderly patients with cancer - who often focus on making the most of the time they have left - financial stability, leisure pursuits and physical activity may have large influences on quality of life, a U.S. study suggests.

companyNews reuters.com

Third of Uber's UK drivers logged into app for more than 40 hours a week

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Nearly a third of Uber's 50,000 drivers in Britain are logged into the app for more than 40 hours a week, whilst just under 8 percent are online for more than 60 hours, the company said in a letter to parliamentarians published on Wednesday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Hoak Public Equities Reports Less Than 1 Pct Stake In Magicjack Vocaltec ‍​

* HOAK PUBLIC EQUITIES L.P. REPORTS LESS THAN 1.0 PERCENT STAKE IN MAGICJACK VOCALTEC LTD AS OF DECEMBER 15, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​

worldNews reuters.com

EU seeks to end Brexit transition no later than end: 2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants a transition period after Brexit to end no later than Dec. 31, 2020, according to the European Commission's negotiating directives agreed on Wednesday.

worldNews reuters.com

Afghanistan political turmoil deepens as regional leader ousted

KABUL (Reuters) - One of the main parties behind Afghanistan's Western-backed government warned President Ashraf Ghani that it could withdraw its support unless he reversed the dismissal of one of its most powerful regional governors this week.

Indonesia nytimes.com

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men: ‘It Doesn’t Get Better, Does It’

The police have been arresting gay men in what experts say are unprecedented numbers, raiding not just bars but hotel rooms and private apartments.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Greatest Showman,’ a P.T. Barnum Smaller Than Life

The film has the ingredients of a splashy good time — the charismatic Hugh Jackman, for one — but it fast becomes a standard-issue holiday biopic.

businessNews reuters.com

Bitcoin falls more than 10 percent on Bitstamp

TOKYO (Reuters) - The price of bitcoin fell more than 10 percent on Wednesday to as low as $15,800 at a cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp.

cnn.com

Carson: Puerto Rico recovery 'better than what I had heard'

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday said Puerto Rico is recovering far beyond what he had heard, as he visited the island for the first time since it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Social Media nytimes.com

Ta-Nehisi Coates Deletes Twitter Account Amid Feud With Cornel West

Mr. West, a fierce critic of President Obama from the left, called Mr. Coates “the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle.” Twitter wasn’t happy.

environmentNews reuters.com

Green groups sue Trump administration over delay of methane rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of nearly 20 environmental and Native American tribal groups sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, challenging its delay of a rule limiting emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas drilling operations on federal lands.

cnn.com

Embryo is just a year younger than the mother who birthed her

The longest known frozen human embryo to result in a successful birth was born last month in Tennessee.

Rowe, Norman (Dr.) nytimes.com

Skin Deep: When a Man Needs a Safe Place

At the Club House, a medical man-cave opening this week, a guy can get his private procedures without (gasp) women.

cnn.com

McCain more popular among Democrats than Republicans

Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain is viewed more favorably by Democrats and independents than Republicans, a CNN Poll conducted by SSRS released Tuesday shows.