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

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

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Many people use digital assistants for the basics, like the weather forecast or music. It’s a long way from the digital home envisioned by their makers.

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-Which voice in your fridge? Makers pick virtual assistants

LAS VEGAS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Who would you rather have in your fridge? Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant?

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Which voice in your fridge? Makers pick virtual assistants

LAS VEGAS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Who would you rather have in your fridge? Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant?

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China cracks down on foreign companies calling Taiwan, other regions countries

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's aviation authority on Friday demanded an apology from Delta Air Lines for listing Taiwan and Tibet as countries on its website, while another government agency took aim at Inditex-owned fashion brand Zara and medical device maker Medtronic Plc for similar issues.

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UPDATE 2-China cracks down on foreign companies calling Taiwan, other regions countries

* Highlights Chinese sensitivities over territorial sovereignty (Changes headline)

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Explainer: Investors to scour outlooks for U.S. companies' tax cut plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Corporate results for 2017's final quarter will start pouring in next week and are expected to be laden with one-time charges as U.S. companies begin to cope with tax code changes, including a one-time tax on trillions of dollars in profits held overseas.

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EXPLAINER-Investors to scour outlooks for U.S. companies' tax cut plans

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Corporate results for 2017's final quarter will start pouring in next week and are expected to be laden with one-time charges as U.S. companies begin to cope with tax code changes, including a one-time tax on trillions of dollars in profits held overseas.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

To Lift Paychecks, Treasury Urges Companies to Act Quickly on New Tax Law

The Treasury Department took the first steps toward carrying out the $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul with the release of new tax withholding tables.

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Canadian companies struggle to plan for post-NAFTA world

TORONTO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Canadian industries that would be most acutely impacted by the death of the North American Free Trade Agreement are unable to meaningfully plan for a possible post-NAFTA world given the uncertainty of what could replace it, analysts and executives said.

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

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These companies want to help with your New Year's resolutions

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Book Entry: Review: Even on the Internet, What’s Old Is New Again

The historian Niall Ferguson’s new book goes a long way toward redressing the lack of perspective to a concept central to the technological “revolution”: networks.

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BRIEF-Energous, On Jan 10, Co‍ Entered Agreement With CTO, Michael Leabman, Under Which His Employment Relationship With Co Terminates On Jan 11, 2018​

* ENERGOUS - ON JAN 10, CO‍ ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH MICHAEL LEABMAN, CTO OF CO UNDER WHICH HIS EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH CO TERMINATES ON JAN 11, 2018​

Pensions and Retirement Plans nytimes.com

To Fight Climate Change, New York City Takes on Oil Companies

The de Blasio administration is suing five major oil companies over climate change, and urging city pension funds to divest from fossil fuel firms.

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Exclusive: Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks.

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Smaller social network tied to bigger diabetes risk

(Reuters Health) - - Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests.

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Exclusive: Canada increasingly convinced of Trump NAFTA pullout - sources

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks.

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Exclusive: Canada increasingly sure Trump to pull plug on NAFTA - sources

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that U.S. President Donald Trump will soon announce that the United States intends to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, two government sources said on Wednesday.

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Special Report: How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs’s convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage in a sexual act, she said in a lawsuit in federal court. After reporting the incident to her boss, the lawsuit alleged, she missed out on pay and promotions while her accused attacker steadily rose through the ranks.

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

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

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U.S. import prices post smallest gain in five months; inventories rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying imported price pressures were muted amid declining costs for food and consumer goods.

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

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

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U.S. import prices post smallest gain in five months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying imported price pressures were muted amid declining costs for food and consumer goods.

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Cloud companies consider Intel rivals after security flaws found

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some of Intel Corp's data center customers, whose thousands of computers run cloud networks, are exploring using microchips from the market leader's rivals to build new infrastructure after the discovery of security flaws affecting most chips.

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Power Companies Got a Tax Cut. Will Your Bill Reflect It?

Some utilities say they will pass savings from the tax law to ratepayers. Attorneys general in several states are calling for federal action as well.

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U.S. grain companies fear harm from new tax law

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The new U.S. tax law is poised to drive more control over the nation's grain supply to farmer-owned cooperatives, provoking concern among ethanol producers and privately run grain handlers that they could be squeezed out of the competition to buy crops.

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Sweden worried about future of U.S. funds for Palestinian aid agency

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Swedish ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday he is concerned about the Trump administration's plans to review funding for a humanitarian agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-Cigna Says Reaffirms Projected FY2017 Consolidated Adjusted Income From Operations, Which Remains In Range Of $2.60 Bln To $2.65 Bln

* CIGNA SAYS REAFFIRMS PROJECTED FY 2017 CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED INCOME FROM OPERATIONS, WHICH REMAINS IN RANGE OF $2.60 BILLION TO $2.65 BILLION

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UPDATE 1-Tax cut rollback to sap China sales growth for automakers in 2018

* China has not seen flat auto sales since at least 2000 -IHS (Releads with 2018 outlook for China; adds analyst comments)

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As China restricts scrap, metal companies look to process copper abroad

BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - As China tightens restrictions on imports of foreign waste, Chinese metal recyclers and even smelters like Jiangxi Copper Co are increasingly looking to use Southeast Asian countries as an alternative location for the processing of copper scrap.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Looming Digital Meltdown

Modern computing security is like a flimsy house that needs to be fundamentally rebuilt.

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Companies in New York 'open' to new payroll tax system: state official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Companies in New York state are "open to the idea" of moving the state income tax code to a payroll tax system, a senior state official told Reuters on Friday.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won’t Block World Leaders

Twitter said on Friday that prohibiting a world leader from posting on the platform “would hide important information people should be able to see and debate.”

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Most unclaimed lottery prizes are small. But together, they add up to $2.89 billion

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

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

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

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

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Japanese companies begin to buckle as Abe pressures them to raise wages

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Inc is running out of excuses in the face of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's calls for wage rises of 3 percent or more.

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BRIEF-Cooper Companies Expects Enactment Of Tax Legislation Will Result In Reduction Of About $185Mln-$235M In Q1 Gaap Earnings

* COOPER COMPANIES INC - ESTIMATES ENACTMENT OF TAX LEGISLATION WILL RESULT IN REDUCTION OF ABOUT $185M-$235M IN GAAP EARNINGS FOR Q1 FISCAL 2018‍​

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Which countries have the latest bedtimes for kids?

It's a precious moment for families around the world when twilight falls, children yawn and bedtime routines engage.

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States unhappy with rollback of pot rules

States that allow marijuana use reacted with frustration to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that established a hands-off approach to their marijuana-friendly laws.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Pandora Media Says Entered Into Credit Agreement Under Which Lenders Secured Credit Facility Of Up To $200 Mln

* PANDORA MEDIA - ON DEC 29, CO ENTERED INTO CREDIT AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH LENDERS COMMITTED TO CO SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY OF UP TO $200 MILLION

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

Companies Warn of Hits From Tax Cuts. Don’t Be Fooled.

Companies are expected to report billions of dollars in short-term losses stemming from the new tax law. But they are a prelude to much larger profits.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Trump Proposes New Health Plan Options for Small Businesses

The Trump administration proposed new rules that could expand access to lower-cost insurance exempt from some requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Israel proposes ban on trading shares of cryptocurrency companies

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel may ban from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange companies whose main business revolves around bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), the country's markets regulator, said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. should clear way for tech companies to help Iranians -former crown prince

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Trump administration should encourage U.S. technology companies to provide communication services to Iranians as they protest their country's clerical rulers, said Reza Pahlavi, the last heir to the Iranian monarchy.

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - A small fire broke out on Wednesday at a structure used by the Secret Service behind the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, the agency said.

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Work begins to raise plane in which Compass CEO and family killed

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian air crash investigators and police on Thursday began hoisting a seaplane from the Sydney river where it sank after crashing on New Year's Eve, killing six people, including the chief executive of British catering company Compass Group Plc.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

Called Meltdown, the first and most urgent flaw affects nearly microprocessors made by Intel. The second, Spectre, affects most other chips.

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BRIEF-Tesla Says ‍In Q4, Co Delivered 29,870 Vehicles, Of Which 15,200 Were Model S, 13,120 Were Model X, And 1,550 Were Model 3​

* TESLA INC - ‍IN Q4, TESLA DELIVERED 29,870 VEHICLES, OF WHICH 15,200 WERE MODEL S, 13,120 WERE MODEL X, AND 1,550 WERE MODEL 3​

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: Expect 2018 to Be More Sane? Sorry, It’s Not Going to Happen

Instead of revealing unseen order and predictability in the world, technology has made the world more volatile.

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

Talk: Masha Gessen Is Worried About Outrage Fatigue

The journalist on alternative facts, what Putin thinks of Trump and whether the Mueller investigation will be able to prove collusion.

China nytimes.com

A Saucy App Knows China’s Taste in News. The Censors Are Worried.

The authorities have told the popular service Toutiao to clean up salacious material, illustrating the balance required to meet China’s voracious demand.

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Only a small slice of corporate America has shared tax savings with workers so far

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BRIEF-Amazon Been In Talks With Several Companies Including P&G, Clorox About Letting Them Promote Products On Its Echo Devices - CNBC‍​

* AMAZON HAS BEEN IN TALKS WITH SEVERAL COMPANIES INCLUDING P&G AND CLOROX ABOUT LETTING THEM PROMOTE PRODUCTS ON ITS ECHO DEVICES - CNBC, CITING SOURCES ‍​ Further company coverage:

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Australian investigators to raise seaplane in which Compass Group CEO, family killed

SYDNEY, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Australia's transport safety investigation agency said on Tuesday it plans to raise a seaplane that crashed into a Sydney river on New Year's Eve, killing six people, including the chief executive of British catering giant Compass Group Plc.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

Plans by a Google sibling for a development where robots collect trash and heated paths melt snow have generated excitement. But its data-collection sensors have spurred privacy concerns.

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BRIEF-Ctrip's Invested Companies, Elong And Tongcheng Network, Announce Agreement To Merge

* CTRIP'S INVESTED COMPANIES, ELONG AND TONGCHENG NETWORK, ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MERGE

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

China Offers Tax Incentives to Persuade U.S. Companies to Stay

Following a tax overhaul in the United States, Beijing has announced a temporary exemption for foreign firms investing in certain sectors.

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CNN accompanies police on anti-ISIS raid

CNN's Arwa Damon joins Turkish police to raid a suspected ISIS cell in Istanbul.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

The Shift: Some Things About Tech Were Good in 2017. No, Really.

Amid a series of scandals and sins, a few righteous tech innovators actually brought positive change this year.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other giants are accelerating their efforts to remake health care with new tracking apps, sensors and other tools.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Homeland Security Increasingly Means Putting Agents Outside the Homeland

Set up to defend the United States, the Homeland Security Department is going beyond American borders to fight foreign threats from abroad.

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Top small-cap funds of 2017 focus on healthcare, tech in year ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Healthcare, technology and Japanese small-cap stocks look poised to outperform the broader market in the year ahead, according to some of the best performing U.S.-based stock fund managers of 2017.

Debt Collection nytimes.com

China’s New Lenders Collect Invasive Data and Offer Billions. Beijing Is Worried.

Government officials are moving to curb a new generation of businesses that make personal loans online, amid concerns about privacy and rising debt.

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BRIEF-Wolong Electric Group To Acquire GE's Assets Related To Its Small Industrial Business

* SAYS IT PLANS TO ACQUIRE GE'S ASSETS RELATED TO ITS SMALL INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS FOR $142 MILLION

Iceland nytimes.com

Big Music in Small Rooms: Rimur

Rimur are Icelandic epic poems. Step into the living room of Bára Grímsdóttir, one of Iceland's most prominent rimur singers, to experience rimur how they have been traditionally performed.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Which Nation Does the World Trust Most? (Hint: Follow the Dollar)

Even Donald Trump’s erratic leadership is unlikely to damage the United States’ standing as the world’s financial superpower.

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The Thomas Fire, which has burned for three weeks, is the largest in the state's modern history

The Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire in California's modern history after torching 273,400 acres.

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Big Boeing, Airbus strategies drive small plane deals

PARIS/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Airbus and Boeing are pairing with smaller regional rivals to add sales at the lower end of their $100 billion-a-year commercial plane duopoly, but the two market leaders are also laying the foundation for a longer-term strategic contest against more powerful threats such as China.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: In ‘Downsizing,’ Matt Damon Sweats the Small Stuff

Alexander Payne looks at the big picture in his new movie.

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Which countries are most vulnerable to US pressure over UN Jerusalem vote?

The US faces an embarrassing loss in the United Nations General Assembly Thursday despite comments by President Donald Trump suggesting countries that vote against the US could face repercussions.

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U.S. approves license for Ukraine to buy small arms from U.S. firms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved an export license for Ukraine to buy certain light weapons and small arms from U.S. manufacturers, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Wednesday.

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US allowing Ukraine to buy arms from US companies

The Trump administration is now allowing the export of arms to Ukraine, marking a potentially significant turn against Russia.

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These companies have promised to pass on some of their tax cut to workers

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Nerve-switch surgery restores function of paralyzed arms in small study

(Reuters Health) - - Doctors in Shanghai say they have made paralyzed arms useful again by surgically swapping a nerve coming out of the spinal cord.

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With small caps, best to be choosy after U.S. tax overhaul

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors have seen small-cap stocks as having the most to gain from a tax code overhaul ever since the 2016 U.S. election, but with a bill on the brink of Congress approval, analysts warned not all small names will benefit equally.

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.

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South Korea's Samsung Elec develops 'world's smallest' DRAM chip

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has developed the world's smallest DRAM chip, widening its technical lead on competitors as it tracks toward a record operating profit in 2017 driven by the semiconductor business.

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WaPo: Gorsuch's loyalty worried Trump

The Washington Post reports that President Trump considered rescinding Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court over concerns he wouldn't be loyal to the President.

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India's GAIL renegotiating LNG deals with U.S. companies- minister

NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Indian gas firm GAIL (India) Ltd is renegotiating its liquefied natural gas purchase deals with U.S.-based Cheniere Energy and Dominion Cove Point, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told lawmakers on Monday.

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Trump is privately striking a less agitated tone on the Russia probe, but his approach has some allies worried

President Donald Trump is privately striking a less agitated tone on the Russia investigation, sources say, even insisting he'll soon be cleared in writing. But his new approach has some allies worried he's not taking the threat of the probe seriously enough.

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Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp abandoning the field in 2011.

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Season's micro-greetings: Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

(Reuters) - British scientists have created what they believe is the world's smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

The Shift: Communing Inside the Hallowed Home of the Instant Pot

The electric multicooker is a true viral phenomenon. We went to the company’s Canadian headquarters to learn why.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Utuado Journal: Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Small Gesture at a Time

Since Hurricane Maria steamrollered Puerto Rico, the day-to-day job of digging out, sometimes block by block, has fallen largely to island residents.

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Alaska oil companies settle dispute over Trans-Alaska Pipeline tariff charges

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The state of Alaska will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in a settlement with oil companies over the value of North Slope crude oil shipped through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAP), officials announced.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality

Here is a guide to what will happen in the coming weeks (and maybe years), including potential changes from companies and numerous lawsuits.

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U.S. internet rule change leaves major streaming companies unscathed for now

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Behind your video stream of a hit like "Stranger Things" is a complicated array of technology and business relationships that will not change very much, at least in the short term, as a result of this week's repeal of U.S. regulations on internet traffic, industry insiders say.

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Indonesia's Go-Jek acquires three companies to boost payment services

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Go-Jek has acquired three financial technology businesses, as it expands from ride-hailing and other mobile on-demand offerings into payments and other services.

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Indonesia's Go-Jek acquires 3 companies to boost payment services

JAKARTA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Indonesia's Go-Jek has acquired three financial technology businesses, as it expands from ride-hailing and other mobile on-demand offerings into payments and other services.

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Murdoch bets live sports and news will boost new, smaller Fox

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch is banking on Americans' love of live sports and breaking news for a new, slimmed down version of his Fox TV business after selling the company's film studios and international operations to Walt Disney Co .

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Sources describe John McCain as looking increasingly frail

Sources in the Senate tell CNN they have been worried about Sen. John McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment.

Regulation and Deregulation of Industry nytimes.com

Trump Says His Regulatory Rollback Already Is the ‘Most Far-Reaching’

President Trump, showcasing his accomplishments near the end of his first year, said that for every new regulation, his administration has killed 22.

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Transgender women may get small breasts with hormones

(Reuters Health) - Transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect, a new European study suggests.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What if You Couldn’t Access This Page?

This nightmare internet scenario is at our digital doorstep.

Evangelical Movement nytimes.com

Has Support for Moore Stained Evangelicals? Some Are Worried

Reflexive backing of divisive, scandal-plagued figures like Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate, is hurting their movement’s image, some evangelical Christians say.

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Donald Trump won 81% of the vote in this small town. Life has changed little, but people remain in his corner

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The tax plan's benefits will likely take years to unfurl, are too small to enrich most Americans and may deepen inequality and fan resentment

In decades to come, people will talk about the Trump tax cuts as they now reminisce over the Reagan, Bush and Kennedy giveaways.

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Canada says defense firms can now sell small arms to Ukraine

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada said on Wednesday that defense contractors would be allowed to sell weapons such as automatic firearms and electric stun guns to Ukraine, a move the government in Kiev has long pressed for.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Tech Tip: 2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

Readers of The Times’s personal technology section had lots of questions. Here we highlight the most compelling — in terms of their connection to current events or in reader response.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

China Names and Shames Tech Tycoon With Debt Blacklist

The ambitious head of an embattled tech company is the latest casualty of China’s efforts to rein in irresponsible borrowing through public humiliation.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants

For the first time, big tech companies began to accept responsibility in 2017 for how their platforms affect the world. The scope of that change remains unclear.

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Twenty companies join nations planning coal phase out

PARIS (Reuters) - About 20 companies including Unilever, EDF and Iberdrola joined an international alliance of 26 nations on Tuesday pledging to phase out coal to combat global warming.

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AIG launches new cyber threat analysis to gauge companies' risks

(Reuters) - American International Group Inc has ramped up its analysis for insuring against cyber attacks, using a system that scores a company's risk of having a breach along with safeguards it has in place, the insurer said on Tuesday.

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ING to stop funding utilities which rely too much on coal

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - ING by the end of 2025 will stop funding any utility company which relies on coal for more than 5 percent of its energy, the Dutch bank said on Tuesday.

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Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

OSLO (Reuters) - More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday they would step up pressure on the world's biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

The Shift: The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

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Brazil's Samarco wins waste permits in small step toward resuming operations

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Samarco Mineração SA , a joint venture between Brazilian miner Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton, on Monday received two waste system permits in a small step toward resuming operations halted after a November 2015 tailings mine dam collapsed, killing 19 people.

Ripa, Kelly nytimes.com

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Specialize in Small Talk and Big Ratings

The homey “Live With Kelly and Ryan” sticks to light banter even as its NBC rival, Megyn Kelly, takes on weightier matters.

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Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery boon

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and the batteries powering them, a potential game-changer for small miners short on money to develop deposits of these critical battery ingredients.

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BRIEF-Christodoro Says Resigning From Xerox Board Due To Belief Board To Make Decisions With Which He Disagrees

* JONATHAN CHRISTODORO SAYS IT NOW APPEARS THAT THE XEROX BOARD WILL MAKE DECISIONS AND TAKE XEROX IN A "DIRECTION WITH WHICH I STRONGLY DISAGREE"

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online

There’s no panacea for the harm that propaganda, trolls and false news sites do to democracy, but education and public vigilance are essential.

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Nikkei rises to close at 25-year high, construction companies fall

TOKYO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks hit a fresh 25-year high on Monday in choppy trade as gains in financial shares and large cap stocks offset falls in real estate and construction companies, with Obayashi Corp diving more than 7 percent.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

An Alexa Holdout Wants to Know Who’s Listening

Some 24 million so-called smart speakers are expected to sell this year. But not all of us are ready to share our thoughts.

Rice nytimes.com

Should You Be Worried About the Arsenic in Your Baby Food?

Baby cereals made with oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa and wheat contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals.

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UPDATE 1-Companies prepare for disorderly Brexit as talks stall

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Big companies are stepping up their plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get talks back on track after a major setback.

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Companies prepare for disorderly Brexit as talks stall

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Big companies are stepping up their plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get talks back on track after a major setback.

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EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

(Reuters) - Internet groups such as Facebook , Google's YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Internet groups such as Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

Numerous electronics brands have sprung up offering inexpensive gadgets. Here’s how Amazon enables them, and how other brands may copy that success.

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Europe's exchanges keep research buzz alive for small companies

* Rules set to curb research on small and mid-sized companies

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Tillerson seeks to reassure worried Europe over Trump

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a message of support to European allies in Brussels on Tuesday but their concerns about President Donald Trump's foreign policy have created a rift on a host of issues.

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Tillerson tries to reassure worried Europe over Trump

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a message of support to European allies in Brussels on Tuesday but their concerns about President Donald Trump's foreign policy have created a rift on a host of issues.

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Dodd-Frank rollbacks put America at risk

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BRIEF-Moody's says CVS-Aetna merger would have negative implications for other health care companies‍​

* Moody's: CVS-Aetna merger would have negative implications for other health care companies‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2BzpKdY Further company coverage:

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Concerns About Net Neutrality Are Overblown

It’s simply not in service providers’ interests to throttle access to what their customers want to see.

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BRIEF-Daseke Adds Three Companies

* DASEKE ADDS THREE COMPANIES; ANNUAL REVENUE RUN RATE GROWS TO $1.2 BILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump administration proposes rollback of tip-pooling rule

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed eliminating an Obama administration rule that allowed restaurant employees to keep their tips instead of being forced to share them with non-tipped workers, saying the rule had contributed to pay disparities between servers and other staff like cooks and dishwashers.

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Investors line up for Germany's Techem, which could fetch $5 bln -sources

* Ista sale multiple gives almost 4 bln euro enterprise value

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul

The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”

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Analysis: Why Trump keeps telling us he's not worried about Flynn

President Donald Trump wants you to know one thing about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians during the 2016 campaign: He's not worried about it. Not at all. Zero percent. Nada. Zilch.

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White House open to small changes on corporate tax rate: budget chief Mulvaney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is willing to consider a small increase on the corporate tax rate if it is needed to finalize the bill in the U.S. Congress, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.

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Is Trump worried about what Flynn might say? 'No, I'm not'

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is not worried about what his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, might tell special counsel Robert Mueller's team as it investigates Russia's efforts to influence last year's election.

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Russell Simmons steps down from his companies after sexual assault allegation

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UPDATE 2-Canada's TD Bank results outshone by smaller rival CIBC

* CIBC fourth-quarter EPS C$2.81 vs forecast C$2.59 (Adds comment from TD executive, analyst)

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Yellen: Recovery 'increasingly broad based' in both U.S. and worldwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy has gathered steam this year and will warrant continued interest rate increases amid a strengthened global recovery, outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congressional leaders on Wednesday in her final scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. expands leniency for companies that disclose foreign bribery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will extend greater leniency to companies that voluntarily alert authorities when they learn employees have paid bribes to foreign officials.

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

How Tax Bills Would Reward Companies That Moved Money Offshore

Two decades ago, big companies wagered that they could save billions by shifting profits overseas. Under Republican tax plans, those bets would pay off.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.

Over the last decade, a few giant corporations became an inescapable part of online life. Gutting net neutrality would cement their power.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Seeing the Internet in Real Life

The writer and artist Ingrid Burrington helps us identify the physical objects that make up the internet all around us everyday.

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BMW looking for partners to develop electric small cars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Germany's BMW AG is talking with other automakers "around the world" to try to find partners to lower the cost of electrifying its future Mini small cars, management board member Peter Schwarzenbauer told Reuters.

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Russian official: not worried about EU's moves on defense pact

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior Russia's foreign ministry official on Tuesday said he was not worried by the European Union's move to integrate European defenses, saying the initiative was "just words" and did not appear to be aimed at Moscow.

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BRIEF-CannaRoyalty Signs Binding Term Sheets To Acquire Two Leading California Cannabis Companies

* CANNAROYALTY SIGNS BINDING TERM SHEETS TO ACQUIRE TWO LEADING CALIFORNIA CANNABIS COMPANIES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Mom worried about bullying is charged after putting recorder in daughter's backpack

When Sarah Sims' daughter complained she was being bullied in elementary school, the Virginia mother grew concerned.

Magazines nytimes.com

DealBook Briefing: Will Time Inc. Get Smaller Under New Ownership?

Meredith finally struck a deal to buy the embattled publisher, but the media world wants to know whether it will keep titles like Time and Fortune.

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Which countries have the most sexual harassment?

Any woman, in any country, will most likely be able to relate to this situation:

Smoking and Tobacco nytimes.com

Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills

Court-ordered ads, which will start appearing on Sunday, are “corrective statements” about the health risks and addictive nature of smoking.

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An increasingly desperate search continues a week on in hopes of finding the Argentine vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out

An increasingly desperate search for a missing Argentine submarine continued Thursday as the clock runs down on hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

How a Comedy Website Came to Sell Wine to Survive

Someecards had a great idea that went viral. Then Facebook, responsible for much of its success, almost killed it.

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Cambodian opposition's parliament seats reallocated to smaller parties after ban

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Parliamentary seats held by Cambodia's recently banned opposition party were reallocated on Thursday to smaller parties that had failed to win any seats in the last election, the National Election Committee said.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried

Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business.

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Somalia says it requested U.S. air strike which killed 100 militants

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's government said on Wednesday it had requested the U.S. air strike which killed more than 100 suspected militants on the previous day to help pave the way for an upcoming ground offensive against Islamist militant group al Shabaab.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.

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Small eruption at Bali volcano triggers Singapore travel advisory

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali has let out a puff of black smoke and ash in a small eruption, prompting Singapore to advise its citizens to be ready to evacuate the holiday island at short notice amid concern about a bigger eruption.

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Death and the discount rate: UK companies weigh pensions tweaks

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Some of Britain's biggest companies are considering wiping millions or even billions of pounds from their pension deficits by changing a couple of key assumptions, including when staff are expected to die.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Evil Is Tech?

Our devices consume our time and dilute our social interactions.

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Marvell Technology to buy smaller rival Cavium for $6 billion

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd said it would buy smaller rival Cavium Inc in a $6 billion deal, as it seeks to expand its wireless connectivity business in a fast consolidating semiconductor industry.

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UPDATE 2-Marvell Technology to buy smaller rival Cavium for $6 bln

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd said it would buy smaller rival Cavium Inc in a $6 billion deal, as it seeks to expand its wireless connectivity business in a fast consolidating semiconductor industry.

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Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.

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Small tsunamis detected after magnitude 7 undersea quake strikes near New Caledonia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Opinion: Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

But real books, records and brick and mortar stores will take us back with open arms.

Small Business nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: Tax Cuts for Small-Business Owners? It’s Complicated

The House bill may seem like a tax cut for small businesses, but it is not likely to bring much relief to many business owners.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Retailers Experiment With a New Philosophy: Smaller Is Better

Department stores and other retailers struggling to beat back e-commerce are taking cues from online start-ups by experimenting with small showrooms.

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Buyers circle suddenly attractive U.S. media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a U.S. media company.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

In Italy, a Neo-Fascist Party’s Small Win Creates Big Unease

CasaPound won a seat in a Roman municipal election, raising fears that Italy may be joining the ranks of countries where the far right is rising.

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Contrasting fates of two senators and Paul Ryan reveal the tenuous thread on which all political careers hang

Inheritance and Estate Taxes nytimes.com

Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters

Scarcely 5,000 estates a year fall under the tax, but those seeking to reduce or eliminate it have outsize influence.

cnn.com

New NASA tool can tell you which glacier may flood your city

Sea level rise is one of the most recognizable consequences of climate change and is likely to be one of the most destructive as well. Projecting when destructive coastal inundation could occur in your city just became easier, thanks to a new tool developed by NASA scientists.

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BRIEF-FREDDIE MAC PRICES $258 MLN MULTIFAMILY SMALL BALANCE LOAN SECURITIZATION

* FREDDIE MAC ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $258 MILLION MULTIFAMILY SMALL BALANCE LOAN SECURITIZATION

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.

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U.S. delivery companies dig deep to hire holiday season help

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period.

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Wells Fargo CFO says not worried about consumer credit

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's chief financial officer said on Wednesday he is not worried that consumers are struggling to pay their debts.

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UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo CFO says not worried about consumer credit

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's chief financial officer said on Wednesday he is not worried that consumers are struggling to pay their debts.

cnn.com

How North Korea is hacking companies and governments

The U.S. government has revealed new details about two viruses it says North Korea is using to attack companies and governments.

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Companies learn the hard way: Think before you tweet

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U.S. small business community pushes Congress on bank lending relief: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. small business community on Tuesday wrote to lawmakers urging them to step up efforts to roll back regulation introduced in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis that they say has stymied lending, dampening economic growth and job creation.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. government witness in FIFA trial says media companies paid bribes

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the U.S. corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

Suits and Litigation (Civil) nytimes.com

Connecticut Supreme Court Hears Newtown Families’ Appeal Against Gun Companies

The court heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by the relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting who say the rifle used was marketed as a weapon of war.

sportsNews reuters.com

U.S. government witness in FIFA trial says media companies paid bribes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the U.S. corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. government witness in FIFA trial said media companies paid bribes

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

sportsNews reuters.com

U.S. government witness in FIFA trial said media companies paid bribes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. government witness in FIFA trial said media companies paid bribes

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

Bankruptcies nytimes.com

Why Companies Like Toys ‘R’ Us Love to Go Bust in Richmond, Va.

The federal bankruptcy court in Virginia’s capital moves quickly, has expert judges and legal precedents that are favorable to companies, and a reputation for approving huge fees for lawyers.

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Bradesco expects Brazilian companies to raise up to $4.5 billion by year-end

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Brazil's Banco Bradesco SA expects Brazilian companies to raise up to 15 billion reais ($4.54 billion) in new share offerings by year-end, executive director Renato Ejnisman said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-TJX Companies Q3 earnings per share $1.00

* TJX Companies Inc qtrly net sales increased 6% to $8.8 billion over last year’s 7% increase‍​

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China's foreign ownership cap change may stir interest in smaller banks: Fitch

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's landmark move to ease or remove limits on foreign ownership in China's financial sector will likely stoke acquisition interest in smaller banks, Fitch Ratings said.

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China's foreign ownership cap change may stir interest in smaller banks - Fitch

BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Beijing's landmark move to ease or remove limits on foreign ownership in China's financial sector will likely stoke acquisition interest in smaller banks, Fitch Ratings said.

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Exclusive: Kremlin tells companies to deliver good news

The Russian leadership has told major companies to supply it with news stories that put its stewardship of the country in a positive light, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-Chubb says it creates small commercial division for SMEs in Asia Pacific

* CHUBB CREATES SMALL COMMERCIAL DIVISION FOR SMES IN ASIA PACIFIC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Foiling Cyberspies on Business Trips

Intellectual property theft is not new, but it’s more widespread, experts say, thanks to tiny cameras and microphones or compromised Wi-Fi networks.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

The new wave of artificial intelligence will reduce jobs, but will also improve your health and products like your smartphone.

Campaign Finance nytimes.com

Cuomo, a Master of the $50,000 Fund-Raiser, Bypasses Small Donors

Since the beginning of 2015, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has raised more than 99 percent of his campaign money from donations larger than $1,000.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Appeal Offers Hope for Newtown Families in Suit Against Gun Companies

The lawsuit brought by families of people killed at Sandy Hook relies on a novel strategy in attempt to hold gun companies responsible for the 2012 attack.

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BRIEF-Cerberus buys 759 mln euro bad loans from four small Italian banks

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Italian bad loan vehicle REV Gestione Crediti says:

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British official urges social media companies to block militant content

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

For Tweet Mocking Mugabe, New Jersey Woman Could Face 20 Years in Prison

Martha O’Donovan, 25, is charged with subverting Zimbabwe’s government and undermining its president.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. worried AT&T and Time Warner would hike costs for media rivals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators believe that AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc would raise costs for rival entertainment distributors and stifle innovation, a Department of Justice official told Reuters on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. worried AT&T and Time Warner would hike costs for media rivals

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators believe that AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc would raise costs for rival entertainment distributors and stifle innovation, a Department of Justice official told Reuters on Thursday.