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BRIEF-Facebook Says To Begin Demoting Posts That Use Engagement Bait this week

* FACEBOOK SAYS STARTING THIS WEEK, IT WILL BEGIN DEMOTING INDIVIDUAL POSTS FROM PEOPLE AND PAGES THAT USE ENGAGEMENT BAIT

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Stocks surge over Wall Street's Christmas gift -- a bill cutting corporate taxes that Trump could sign this week

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INEOS assessing damage to Forties crude pipe, sticks with 2-4 week repair estimate

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Assessment of the damage to the Forties crude oil pipeline in the North Sea is ongoing a week after the system closed down, operator INEOS said on Monday, adding that it still expected repair work to take between two and four weeks.

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Lighter winds early this week may help battle against California wildfire

(Reuters) - Lighter winds expected in California early this week should help firefighters in their battle against one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state's history, the National Weather Service has said.

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Nonfiction: Millenniums of Tribulation

Simon Schama’s “Belonging: 1492-1900” recounts the history of a people who never seemed to belong anywhere.

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Lighter winds next week may help battle against California wildfire

(Reuters) - Lighter winds expected in California early next week should help firefighters in their battle against one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state's history, the National Weather Service has said.

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Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 million in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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Republicans confident tax bill will become law this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end.

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UPDATE 1-'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 mln in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores $450 mln in global opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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Alabama, California, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Healthcare draws election-year worry, but 2016 repeat not seen

NEW YORK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - With another election year looming, investors in the healthcare sector are wary the coming months could reopen wounds suffered during the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

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Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate, voting next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic U.S. tax overhaul - debt-financed cuts for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans - and picked up crucial support from two wavering senators ahead of planned votes by lawmakers early next week.

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Chile stocks mark highest weekly gain in 8 years

SANTIAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Chile's IPSA stock index ended up 7 percent on the week on Friday, its highest weekly gain in eight years and coming ahead of Sunday's presidential election, as the price of copper, the country's main export, rose.

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U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for first week in six -Baker Hughes

By Scott DiSavino Dec 15 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week cut oil rigs for the first time in six weeks in spite of prices rising close to their highest in over two years and drillers starting to boost spending plans for next year. The oil rig count fell by four to 747 in the week to Dec. 15, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. The U.S. rig count, an early indicator of future

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Wall St Week Ahead-Healthcare draws election-year worry, but 2016 repeat not seen

NEW YORK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - With another election year looming, investors in the healthcare sector are wary the coming months could reopen wounds suffered during the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

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Rubio repeats concerns on U.S. tax bill ahead of expected vote next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Friday repeated his concerns that an expansion of child tax credit in a tax bill his party's leaders hope to pass next week is too little to win his support, keeping a cloud over prospects for the legislation's passage.

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Crystal's heartwrenching choice

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Four dead, hundreds wounded as protests over Jerusalem hit second week

Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in the West Bank and Gaza during clashes between Israeli troops and protesters opposed to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares limp toward third week of gains, Bitcoin roars to new high

* Wall Street set to rebound after concerns about U.S. tax reforms

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Petrobras to announce revised capex plan next week -CEO

SAO PAULO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA will announce a revision to its investment plan next week, Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente said on Friday.

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Global shares limp toward third week of gains, dollar hobbles

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares fell on Friday and the dollar slipped against major and heavyweight emerging market currencies, as nagging uncertainty about a U.S. tax cuts package dovetailed with broad-based end-of-year caution.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares limp toward third week of gains, dollar hobbles

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - World shares fell on Friday and the dollar slipped against major and heavyweight emerging market currencies, as nagging uncertainty about a U.S. tax cuts package dovetailed with broad-based end-of-year caution.

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Inside the List: Tiffany Haddish on Bar Mitzvahs, Pimping and Other Rites of Passage

In her best-selling essay collection, “The Last Black Unicorn,” the star of “Girls Trip” writes about growing up in South Central Los Angeles.

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Nikkei falls hit by telecom stocks, posts 1.1 pct weekly drop

TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks fell to their lowest in more than a week on Friday, with mobile firms extending a sell-off on concerns of increased competition after e-commerce group Rakuten said it aims to become the country's fourth wireless carrier.

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Nikkei falls to more than 1-week low; telecom stocks extend slide

TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks fell to more than a week low on Friday morning, with mobile firms extending a sell-off on concerns of increased competition after Rakuten said it aims to become Japan's fourth wireless carrier.

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Asian shares edge up, on track for weekly gain

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Friday, on track for weekly gains, though sentiment was kept in check by Wall Street's weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge up, on track for weekly gain

TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Friday, on track for weekly gains, though sentiment was kept in check by Wall Street's weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform.

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How Mueller's path was muddied in two weeks

On December 1, all eyes in Washington were fixed on former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. It was another sign that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election was gaining steam.

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Mexico presidential front-runner taps finance minister choice

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The front-runner for Mexico's 2018 presidential election on Thursday said U.S.-trained economist Carlos Manuel Urzua was his choice for finance minister if he won the July election.

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BRIEF-Nilfisk Responds To Merger Recommendation from Primestone Capital

* NILFISK - IS AWARE OF A PUBLIC FILING MADE BY MAJOR SHAREHOLDER PRIMESTONE CAPITAL WITH SEC

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U.S. retail sales surge; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year.

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WRAPUP 1-U.S. retail sales surge; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year.

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Books News: From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation

In their new collection, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar have reintroduced stories from the African diaspora.

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METALS-Copper near two-week high, China data supports

* GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Recasts, updates prices, changes dateline, adds details/quote)

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By the Book: Jason Segel: By the Book

The actor and co-author of, most recently, “Otherworld” has been reading a lot of plays. “There is such an admirable fearlessness in that world.”

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Republicans forge tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans.

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U.S. Republicans craft tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans.

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Critic’s Notebook: With a Little Help From Their Friends (and Agents and Librarians and Fact-Checkers ...)

Within the rote exercise of authors’ acknowledgments, truths about family, struggle, pride and terror manage to seep out.

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

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

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Irish parliament committee backs referendum on abortion up to 12 weeks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - An Irish parliamentary committee on Wednesday recommended that an abortion referendum due next year should offer the choice of allowing terminations with no restrictions up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy, a more liberal position than some had anticipated.

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Nonfiction: Underneath Romain Gary’s Many Masks

Two newly published books by the French author who pulled off one of the most elaborate literary deceptions of all time.

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Nonfiction: Propane, Peapods and Perplexities

In “Vacationland,” John Hodgman wrestles with the comic trials of home ownership in Maine and Massachusetts, along with the indignities of middle age.

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Books of The Times: Turning the Lens Around on Richard Avedon

In “Avedon: Something Personal,” by Norma Stevens and Steven M. L. Aronson, friends and colleagues remember the fashion photographer who revolutionized his field.

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INEOS says Forties pipeline outage to last at least 2 weeks

** Ineos says in email to customers it expects the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea to last "no less than two", possibly up to four weeks

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This company can build an apartment in 2 weeks

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Democrats face tough choice on DACA

With just two weeks until Congress is expected to leave town, the fate of roughly 700,000 young immigrants still hangs in the balance.

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Fiction: Lives Other Than His Own

In Jenny Erpenbeck’s timely novel, a retired classics professor finds his routine existence transformed when he befriends a group of African refugees.

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Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.

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Boy reads 100 books in 1 day, parents stream it

CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on 4-year-old Caleb who read 100 books in one night and celebrated each set of ten with a dance .

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Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online

The Harry Ransom Center in Texas has digitized and made available roughly half of the novelist’s archive, including a draft of an unpublished memoir.

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Turkey, Russia will meet to finalize S-400 defense deal in coming week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Russian officials will meet to finalize Turkey's S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal in the coming week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

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Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports

“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.

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Strained firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred 230,500 acres braced on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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California Today: California Today: A Weekend of Fires

Monday: Fires approach Santa Barbara, delivery robots and the enduring legacy of Willie Brown.

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Weary firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 800 buildings and charred 230,000 acres are bracing on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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The T Editors’ (Completely Fantasy) Gift Guide

From a custom surfboard to mink curtains, the things we’d want this year — if time, money or accessibility were no object.

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Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’

Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.

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UPDATE 1-After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin will arrive on Sunday, when futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by a storm begin trading.

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX posts 2-week high as industrials lead broad-based rally

TORONTO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose to a two-week high on Friday, led by financial and industrial shares after solid U.S. jobs data boosted investor sentiment, while energy stocks climbed on higher oil prices.

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The top non-politics stories of the week

A better toilet culture for China. A tennis champion back in action. And where did all these Christmas songs come from? Here's the politics-free side of this week's news.

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BRIEF-Coherus Says Judge Issued Under Seal Report & Recommendation In Relation To Patent Infringement Complaint

* COHERUS SAYS U.S. JUDGE RECOMMENDED COURT GRANT CO'S PENDING MOTION TO DISMISS AMGEN'S COMPLAINT FOR FAILURE TO STATE CLAIM

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U.S. drillers add oil rigs for 3rd week in a row -Baker Hughes

Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week added oil rigs for a third week in a row, the longest string of increases since summer, as higher crude prices prompt drillers to return to the well pad after a break in the autumn. Drillers added two oil rigs in the week to Dec. 8, bringing the total count up to 751, the highest level since September, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters into weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds expected to drive the conflagrations into the weekend.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters through weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds driving the conflagrations expected to continue into the weekend.

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Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week, sources familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week -sources

* Both sides aiming for final agreement by next week -sources

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Nikkei rises helped by gains in real estate, chip-related cos; Nikkei flat on week

TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Friday on gains for most sectors after Wall Street climbed overnight, while Japan Display jumped on hopes that Apple may use liquid crystal technology on one of its new smartphones.

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METALS-Shanghai copper set for soft finish to the week

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper futures were on track to end the week in negative territory after opening softer on Friday, ignoring signs of supply-side support.

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House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain, dollar hits two-week high as risk appetite returns

* Bitcoin tops $15,000, continues surge (Updates with open of U.S. markets; changes dateline from London)

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BRIEF-Tender Choice Foods Says Large Fire Started In Building In Burlington, Ontario

* UPDATE ON FIRE AT TENDER CHOICE PLANT IN BURLINGTON, ONTARIO

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Brexit: 3 shockers we learned this week

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits two-week high, world shares climb as risk appetite returns

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday and world shares rebounded amid a broader recovery in global risk sentiment.

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

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Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station

The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.

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Nonfiction: Language Rules for the Digital Age

The BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy J. Favilla recounts her mission to set tone, grammar and style codes for a generation determined to break them.

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Dollar hits two-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits 2-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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F1 bosses recommend new security measures for Brazil

PARIS (Reuters) - Formula One bosses have recommended new security measures for the Brazilian Grand Prix after team staff were robbed at gunpoint when leaving the circuit last month.

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Proxy advisory firm ISS switches Deckers recommendation to Marcato nominees

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday switched its recommendation in one of the season's most hotly contested proxy contests to suggest shareholders...

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Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women

Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.

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N.F.L. Extends Roger Goodell’s Contract, Ending Weeks of Discord

A committee of owners signed off on a contract worth about $200 million over five years, ending a bitter standoff with Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner.

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UPDATE 2-Sign-ups pick up in week 5 of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment -U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of participants appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Books of The Times: In His Final Fiction, Sam Shepard Chases Familiar Themes

“Spy of the First Person,” about a dying man, is shot through with dread and decay but has parched humor as well.

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.

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The choice to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there has raised fears of Mideast unrest

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Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power

In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.

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Interior Dept. recommends changes to boundaries of six U.S. national monuments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Donald Trump change the boundaries of six national monuments designated by past administrations, according to a copy of the recommendations seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-Disney and Fox are closing in on deal, could be announced next week - CNBC

* WALT DISNEY CO. & TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX CLOSING IN ON DEAL THAT COULD COME AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK - CNBC Further company coverage:

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Cookbooks: The Year’s Best Baking Cookbooks, for Novices and Pros

Melissa Clark says seven favorites from 2017 all help dispel the fear of baking.

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Fiction: A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line

Emily Wilson’s landmark translation of the “Odyssey” matches the original’s line count while drawing on a spare, simple and direct idiom.

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Trump son, former partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

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Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice

In some African nations, trophy hunting has provided funds needed to preserve endangered species. In other countries, the business has decimated animal populations.

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Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday.

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Books News: A Final Work by Sam Shepard Reveals His Struggle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist’s — and his own — health struggles.

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Trump son, former business partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

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Fidelity clients suffer second website glitch in week

BOSTON (Reuters) - For the second time in a week, some clients at Fidelity Investments could not access their online accounts at the powerhouse retail trading brokerage on Monday morning in a glitch...

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German SPD to start talks with Merkel next week if members agree

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Monday he would launch talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government next week if members of his center-left party gave him the green light at a congress this weekend.

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Brazil recommends restrictions on Sanofi dengue vaccine

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said on Monday it has suggested restrictions on the use of a dengue vaccine that has been suspended elsewhere after French drug company Sanofi SA said it could worsen the disease in some cases.

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Fed rate hike expected next week, three hikes expected in 2018: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is almost certain to raise interest rates later this month, according to a Reuters poll of economists, a majority of whom now expect three more rate rises next year compared with two when surveyed just weeks ago.

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx And Kyowa Kirin Announce Positive 48-Week Data From Adult Phase 3 Study Of Burosumab In X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

* ULTRAGENYX AND KYOWA KIRIN ANNOUNCE POSITIVE 48-WEEK DATA FROM ADULT PHASE 3 STUDY OF BUROSUMAB (KRN23) IN X-LINKED HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.

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Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.

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Russia to start registering some foreign media as 'foreign agents' this week: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's justice ministry will start registering some foreign media as "foreign agents" this week, the RIA news agency cited a source in the Russian upper house of parliament as saying on Monday.

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Trump slams DOJ and FBI in weekend tweet storm

President Donald Trump spent the weekend firing off tweets that took aim at the Department of Justice and the FBI in the wake of the guilty plea by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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Women will host CBS and NBC morning shows this week

Two network news morning shows, two all-women lineups.

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TIM's board to discuss network options this week: source

MILAN (Reuters) - The board of Telecom Italia (TIM) will this week discuss options for its fixed-line network, including possibly splitting it off, although no decision is expected to be made, a source close to the company said on Sunday.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Betsy DeVos Allies See New Obstacle to School Choice Efforts: Trump

For all her tough talk, the education secretary has made little progress on priorities like school vouchers and charter schools. Allies blame the storms around the president.

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Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

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Administration is expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week

President Donald Trump is expected to announce as early as Tuesday that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, US officials with direct knowledge and foreign diplomats have told CNN.

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UPDATE 1-FDA panel recommends Zika testing of donated blood be relaxed

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended that the requirements for screening blood donations for the Zika virus be relaxed due to diminished risk of transfusion-transmitted infection.

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Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to deliver a speech on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could upend decades of American policy and further inflame tensions in the Middle East.

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FDA panel recommends Zika testing of donated blood be relaxed

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended that the requirements for screening blood donations for the Zika virus be relaxed due to diminished risk of transfusion-transmitted infection.

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Icahn wants to probe SandRidge books, records

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc, according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".

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UPDATE 1-Icahn wants to probe SandRidge books, records

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc , according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".

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Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

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Nonfiction: Why Are Jews Funny?

Jeremy Dauber’s “Jewish Comedy” looks at laughter across more than 2,000 years.

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Nonfiction: In a Bowie Oral History, a Glimpse of How Others Saw the Faker

Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life” captures its subject’s radically plastic persona, his capacity to accommodate any identity at will.

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Help Desk: Among the Vulgarians

New etiquette books offer advice on how to mind your manners during uncivil times, in the White House and beyond.

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Some hospital services may be expendable on weekends

(Reuters Health) - Removing allied healthcare services from hospitals on weekends may not affect patient outcomes, suggests a new Australian study.

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The Enthusiast: In Praise of the ‘Career Romance’

Written to educate young women about various industries, the books are as historically interesting as they are entertaining — sociology lesson plus soap opera.

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The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

The top choices of this year’s wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.

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White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

A transition plan developed by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, would install Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, as secretary of state, officials said.

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Visuals: So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

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Roundup: From Politics to Scandals, Sports Seem to Speak to Our Times

Half a dozen books on sports range from champion athletes to the fans who adore them.

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Nikkei rises to 3-week high; financial stocks advance

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a three-week high on Thursday as gains by financial stocks offset weakness in tech shares following a drop by their U.S. counterparts overnight.

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Senate takes step toward passage of tax bill, vote likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took a step toward passage of tax legislation that is a top White House priority, setting up a likely decisive vote later this week even though it was unclear if the bill has enough Republican support to become law.Congressional Republicans spent the day scrambling to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week - statement

ROME (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri indicated on Wednesday that he might withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were "positive" and he would rescind his decision if they remained so, a statement from his press office said.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that matters were "positive" and if that continued, he would withdraw his resignation next week, a statement from his press office said.

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U.S. bond funds attract $6.16 billion in week ended Nov. 21: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped billions into bond funds for a 51st straight week, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, underscoring the seemingly insatiable...

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Books of The Times: The Story of How Surgeons Cleaned Up Their Act

“The Butchering Art,” by the medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, recounts how Joseph Lister and others introduced antiseptic practices to medicine.

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Sign-up pace much slower in week 4 of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of people signing up for individual insurance under Obamacare slowed significantly during the fourth week of 2018 enrollment, as nearly 37 percent fewer people signed up for the health care plans than in the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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Roundup: Travel Books Take You There and Back

It’s worth noting that some of this season’s most exciting travel narratives are by women.

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Roundup: Rock ’n’ Roll, Between the Covers

From Lou Reed to Gucci Mane to Stevie Nicks, a look at the season’s music biographies.

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Crime: The Best Crime Novels of 2017

From Attica Locke to Jo Nesbo, Marilyn Stasio looks back at some of her favorite mysteries and thrillers from a year’s worth of crime columns.

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Nonfiction: The Sun Never Set on the British Empire, or Its Food

Lizzie Collingham’s “The Taste of Empire” and Erika Rappaport’s “A Thirst for Empire” explore the worldwide influence of Britain’s culinary heritage.

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YouTube sharpens how it recommends videos despite fears of isolating users

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google's YouTube has updated its recommendation feature to spotlight videos users are likely to find the most gratifying, brushing aside concerns that such an approach can...

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METALS-London copper edges off one-week low, downside risks seen

MELBOURNE, Nov 29 (Reuters) - London copper edged higher on Wednesday, pulling away from its lowest in more than a week hit in the previous session, as the United States progressed with a bill that would support tax cuts but analysts said given weaker oil prices, any reprieve may prove short term. FUNDAMENTALS * LME: London Metal Exchange copper rose by 0.4 percent to $6,832.50 a tonne by 0216 GMT, paring losses from the previous session when prices dipped to the weakest since

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Trump to visit Utah next week, expected to announce monument decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to visit Utah on Monday and is expected to announce his decision on whether to reduce the size of two national monuments where drilling and mining are banned, an administration official said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Bookrunner says books close at 8 PM UK time‍​ for Inmobiliaria Colonial deal

* BLOCK TRADE - INMOBILIARIA COLONIAL: BOOKRUNNER SAYS BOOKS CLOSE AT 8PM UK TIME‍​

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Roundup: Lots of Healthy Options, but Don’t Forget Dessert!

New cookbooks to make you feel good, along with books of cakes and cookies to make you feel happy. And, for the brave, recipes for not-so-awful offal.

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Senior Saudi prince Miteb freed after weeks in detention: family member

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a contender to the throne, has been freed after more than three weeks in detention, a royal family member said on Tuesday on social media.

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Anglo-Dutch Unilever favors single home, but delays choice

LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever favours creating a single corporate structure, but is delaying a choice between its British and Dutch bases, the consumer goods group said on Tuesday, in part because of the heightened political sensitivity of the decision due to Brexit.

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UPDATE 2-Anglo-Dutch Unilever favours single home, but delays choice

* Says review ongoing and no deadline for a decision (Adds comments, bullet points)

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Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength', to speak again this week: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.

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Nonfiction: ‘Reckless Daughter’: A Protective Biography of Joni Mitchell

The music critic David Yaffe pays tribute to the singer-songwriter in his new book.

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Nonfiction: Muhammad Ali, Beginning to End for the First Time in a Book

Jonathan Eig’s “Ali: A Life” is the first major biography to include the fighter’s final years, Parkinson’s and all.

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Indian telecom regulator backs net neutrality with recommendations

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's telecom regulator has made recommendations to ensure an open internet in the country and prevent any discrimination in internet access in a long-awaited report, after debating the issue of net neutrality for more than a year.

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Turkey's Erdogan says will speak to U.S. Trump again this week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would hold another phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump this week, after the two leaders spoke last week.

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Unilever leans towards single structure, delays choice of location

LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever sees a single corporate structure as in the best interests of the company and its shareholders, but has not yet made a decision to pursue one, it said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Unilever leans towards single structure, delays choice of location

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Unilever sees a single corporate structure as in the best interests of the company and its shareholders, but has not yet made a decision to pursue one, it said on Tuesday.

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Indian telecom regulator recommends rules in support of net neutrality

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's telecom regulator on Tuesday recommended explicit restrictions on any discrimination in internet access as part of its much-awaited recommendations on net neutrality.

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Republicans face crucial week for tax bill

President Donald Trump and leading Republicans are making a push toward a vote on a tax cut bill as the Congressional Budget Office came out with a report critical of the legislation. CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports.

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Nonfiction: A New Biography of the Renaissance Genius

Walter Isaacson turns his attention to Leonardo da Vinci and all his mechanical and artistic achievements.

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Nonfiction: The Licentious Life and Times of Jann Wenner

In “Sticky Fingers,” the first biography of the Rolling Stone co-founder and editor, Joe Hagan holds nothing back.

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Books of The Times: ‘Elmet’ Backs a Brawny Man Into a Dangerous Corner

Fiona Mozley’s debut novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is about a radically self-sufficient family headed toward a reckoning with the society it has renounced.

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After Tumultuous Week, Germany’s Politics Look to the Familiar

Leaders of the German chancellor’s conservative party say a coalition with the Social Democrats would provide more stability than a minority government.

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Children’s Books: Notable Children’s Books of 2017

The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.

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Senators to watch during big week for tax reform

It's all on the line this week for Senate Republicans -- they plan to have their tax proposal on the floor for a possible vote by the end of the week.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

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Egypt, Roy Moore, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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UPDATE 2-Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote on ETF vs active mutual fund flows, byline) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against a backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. Retail investors, however, yanked money out of U.S.-based stock mutual funds, pulling $3.5 billion during the same period, cont

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains in broad but modest move, up 0.7 pct on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index pushed higher on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped it notch a 0.7 percent gain on the week.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy stocks, banks; up 0.7 pct on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended up on Friday, with broad gains led by modest moves higher for its heavyweight energy and financial sectors while gold miners weighed.

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Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Brazilian Burger King operator sets suggested price for IPO

* BK BRASIL OPERAÇÃO E ASSESORIA A RESTAURANTES SA, OPERATOR OF BURGER KING IN BRAZIL, SAYS IN PROSPECTUS IT SUGGESTS PRICE RANGE FOR IPO OF 14.50 REAIS TO 18 REAIS PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Gram Slattery)

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Uber to send out tenders on SoftBank deal early next week -sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the terms early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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BRIEF-J C Penney says online traffic was up double digits for week of black friday‍​

* Says online traffic was up double digits for the week of black friday, with mobile accounting for the majority of visits to jcp.com‍​ ‍​ Source text : [ID:http://bit.ly/2iPAEW3] Further company coverage:

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What happened this week in anything but politics

A story melted our hearts. A strange visitor came by. And celebs surprised fans. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the past seven days.

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BUZZ-U.S. stocks weekly: New highs feast

** S&P 500 snaps 2-week losing streak, finishes up about 1 pct

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UPDATE 2-European shares snap two-week losing streak as DAX gains

* Italian banks lead financials (Adds detail, closing prices)

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Opinion: An Algorithm Isn’t Always the Answer

I didn’t even know I was looking for the things that now make me happiest.

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Trump to discuss tax plan with Senate Republicans next week: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans next week to discuss their party's efforts to pass tax reform legislation, the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee said on Friday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises in broad but modest move, eyes 0.7 pct gain on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in morning trading on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped put it on track for a 0.7 percent gain for the week.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy, bank shares; eyes 0.7 pct weekly gain

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index moved higher in early trade on Friday and was on track for a 0.7 percent gain for the week, with financial and energy shares leading a broad rise.

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Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

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Stocks set for first weekly gain in three, euro edges up

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for first weekly gain in three, euro edges up

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rally for 4th week, S.Africa markets jittery

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks overcame their China-fuelled jitters on Friday and were set to extended their rally for a fourth straight week, while South African assets weakened amid nervousness over a possible ratings downgrade.

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Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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UPDATE 1-European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

* Italian banks lead financials (Recasts, adds details and quotes, updates prices)

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European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher in early deals on Friday, underpinned by gains among heavyweight consumer goods firms as the pan-European STOXX 600 index was set to snap a two-week losing streak.

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A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres

Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.

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EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.

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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.

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Travel essentials on sale during Cyber Week

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Trump to meet congressional leaders next week on legislative issues -White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss "end-of-year legislative issues," a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Cyber Week laptop deals you don't want to miss

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Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.