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BRIEF-CLAL Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd Reports 5.04 pct Passive Stake In Ormat Technologies As Of Jan. 7, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS 5.04 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC AS OF JANUARY 7, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2mCQZye)

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks rise on foreign inflows, one-time news events

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index registered strong gains on Wednesday, breaching the 80,000-point mark for the second time, amid strong inflows of foreign capital and industry-related news that lifted some major stocks. In the first nine sessions of 2018, the Bovespa registered 3.584 billion reais ($1.11 billion) in inflows, well above the 2.2 billion reais registered in the same period last year. Analysts and investors say this trend is continuing,

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Ann Curry 'not surprised' by Lauer

In her first television interview since leaving NBC in 2015, former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry spoke about the allegations against her former colleague Matt Lauer and the #MeToo movement.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as gold miners weigh, financials and pot stocks rise

TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened flat on Wednesday, with falls among gold miners offset by gains for financial stocks and marijuana producers.

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IBM shares rise after Barclays double upgrade

(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, helped by a double-notch upgrade for the company from Barclays ahead of fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

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History suggests Trump avoiding interview with Mueller is unlikely

If special counsel Robert Mueller wants to talk to the President, there's not much Donald Trump's team can do to stop him, if history is any guide. Past presidents' legal teams have always lost when they tried to avoid testifying or turning over documents in criminal investigations.

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BRIEF-Sherritt reports $100 Mln Unit Offering Comprised Of Common Shares And Cobalt-Linked Warrants

* SHERRITT ANNOUNCES $100 MILLION UNIT OFFERING COMPRISED OF COMMON SHARES AND COBALT-LINKED WARRANTS

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U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: Gallup

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as materials stocks weigh, pot stocks rise

TORONTO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged lower in early trade on Tuesday, as gold miners and other materials stocks weighed while marijuana producers extended their latest rally.

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Kazakhstan oil output to rise 1 pct in 2018 to 87 mln T - energy ministry

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will increase its oil and gas concentrate production in 2018 by 1 percent to 87 million tonnes, compared to 86.2 million tonnes the previous year, its energy ministry told Reuters on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks rise as corporate updates lift sentiment

* UK inflation edged down (Adds quotes, more share price moves)

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European stocks rise as corporate updates improve sentiment

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Tuesday after corporate trading updates lifted sentiment, with shares in German fashion house Hugo Boss gaining on better-than-expected sales in the last quarter of 2017.

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UPDATE 1-China's natural gas consumption to rise 10 pct on yr in 2018 - CNPC research

* Gas demand, import growth to drop, but remain in double digits

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As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

The fight over President Trump’s vulgar comment is exposing divisions in both parties, raising the risk of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso rises on NAFTA hopes

(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso rose to a more than five-week high on Monday on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump may soften his stance on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after negotiations hit a bumpy patch last week. Renewed worries that Trump would scrap NAFTA had weighed on the peso last week. The talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada are edging closer to the start of campaigning for Mexico's J

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with pot stocks and gold miners

TORONTO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended higher on Monday, boosted by sharp jumps for cannabis stocks after a sell-off last week and by gains for major gold miners as the price of the precious metal hit a four-month high.

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Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegation: 'I was surprised and concerned'

"Master of None" star Aziz Ansari has responded to an allegation of sexual assault by a woman he went out on a date with in the fall.

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Game of chicken: GM bets on Mexican-made pickup trucks

SILAO, Mexico/DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co's assembly plant in Silao, a city in Mexico's automotive heartland, cranked out more than 400,000 highly profitable, large pickup trucks last year, and is critical to the launch of a new generation of Chevrolet Silverado trucks later this year.

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Oil hovers around $70, clouded by rise in U.S. output

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Oil hovered near a three-year high above $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, although analysts warned of "red flags" due to surging U.S. production.

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UPDATE 8-Oil hovers around $70, clouded by rise in U.S. output

* Asia remains awash with refined fuel products (Changes dateline, adds new comment, updates prices)

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Hip fractures on the rise in older U.S. women

(Reuters Health) - The incidence of hip fractures in older women in the U.S. is rising after more than a decade of decline, according to a large new study of Medicare recipients.

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Olympics: Norwegian biathlete Bjoerndalen misses out on Games selection

(Reuters) - Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, will not take part in this year's Games in Pyeongchang after missing out on selection for the team, the Norwegian Biathlon Association said on Monday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with gold miners and pot producers

TORONTO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in morning trade on Monday, boosted by a bounce-back in shares of cannabis producers and sharp gains for gold miners as bullion prices hit a four-month high.

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UPDATE 7-Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output

* Asia remains awash with refined fuel products (Updates prices)

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UPDATE 6-Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output

* Asia remains awash with refined fuel products (Updates prices)

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Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil hovered below a three-year high near $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, but analysts warned of "red flags" due to surging U.S. production.

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UPDATE 5-Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output

* Asia remains awash with refined fuel products (Recasts, updates throughout, changes dateline from SINGAPORE)

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Madagascar cyclone death toll rises to 51, with thousands displaced

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - The death toll from a cyclone that hit Madagascar about 10 days ago has risen to 51, with another 22 people reported missing, authorities said on Sunday.

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Brent crude oil rises to $70 on output cuts, ignores North America rig gains

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices rose to $70 a barrel on Monday, supported by ongoing output cuts led by OPEC and Russia, and ignoring a rise in U.S. and Canadian drilling activity that points to higher future output in North America.

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UPDATE 3-Brent crude oil rises to $70 on output cuts, ignores N.America rig gains

* Asia remains awash with refined fuel products (Re-leads with Brent at $70)

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Nikkei rises but weaker dollar caps gains, SoftBank climbs

TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average tracked a rise in global equities and advanced on Monday, although the dollar's weakening against the yen capped gains.

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BRIEF-‍Ubisoft, Tencent partner to bring Ketchapp games to Weixin mini-game application

* ‍UBISOFT, TENCENT ANNOUNCED STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO BRING SELECTION OF KETCHAPP GAMES TO TENCENT'S NEWLY-LAUNCHED MOBILE WEIXIN MINI-GAME APPLICATION​ Further company coverage:,

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Jaguars 45, Steelers 42 | Divisional round: Jaguars Stun Steelers to Reach A.F.C. Championship Game

Leonard Fournette scored three touchdowns to help offset five passing touchdowns by the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger as the Jaguars advanced to a matchup against the Patriots.

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California mudslides: Death toll rises to 20, 4 still missing

At least 20 people have died as a result of the mudslides that devastated Montecito, California, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection. Four people are still missing.

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Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, five still missing

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from mudslides that devastated parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County rose to 19 on Saturday amid a massive influx of emergency crews searching for five people still missing.

Personal Finances nytimes.com

Your Money Adviser: Pay Down Those Credit Cards, Before Rates Rise Further

With the holidays behind us, now is the moment to wipe out balances — before interest rates continue their climb.

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'Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for five missing people as the death toll rose to 18 from mudslides in Southern California that damaged hundreds of buildings and caked highways with sludge.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

New Sound at Saudi Soccer Game: Women Cheering From the Stands

Saudi women have long had to content themselves with watching their favorite sports teams on television. But on Friday, women were allowed into a public stadium for the first time.

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Researchers find pop-up porn malware on Google game apps

BERLIN (Reuters) - Security firm Check Point on Friday said it had discovered new malicious software on 60 gaming apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store that displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX little changed; rise in lumber offsets drop in pot stocks

TORONTO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Canadian lumber companies jumped and the country's marijuana producers fell on Friday, while heavyweight resource and financial stocks also moved in different directions, leaving the main Toronto equity index little changed in morning trading.

Television nytimes.com

James Spader Still Lives for the Surprise of ‘The Blacklist’

Mr. Spader talks about his 100th episode, the pleasures of playing the provocateur and why now is the time for men to keep quiet and listen.

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S&P, Dow open higher as bank shares rise

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow opened higher on Friday on gains in banking shares, while the Nasdaq was dragged 5 percent lower by losses in Facebook.

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Rents boost U.S. core CPI; retail sales rise solidly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December amid strong gains in the cost of rental accommodation and healthcare, bolstering expectations that inflation will accelerate this year.

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U.S. retail sales rise; core sales revised sharply higher

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased in December as households bought a range of goods and figures for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting the economy exited 2017 with strong momentum.

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Futures rise as investors assess big bank earnings

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures rose and pointed to a positive open for Wall Street on Friday as investors digested fourth-quarter earnings reports from big U.S. lenders.

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US STOCKS- Futures rise as investors assess big bank earnings

Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures rose and pointed to a positive open for Wall Street on Friday as investors digested fourth-quarter earnings reports from big U.S. lenders.

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In rut, Russian communists register surprise candidate to challenge Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Communist Party moved to overhaul its geriatric image on Friday, registering a wealthy 57-year-old farm boss to challenge incumbent Vladimir Putin for the presidency in a gamble it hopes will revive its electoral fortunes.

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BRIEF-Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Reports 5.2 Pct Passive Stake In Kenon Holdings As Of Jan 2, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS A 5.2 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KENON HOLDINGS AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2D1U711) Further company coverage:

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Raiders face Seahawks in first game at new Tottenham stadium

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium will host it's first NFL game when the Oakland Raiders take on Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 14, the North American league announced on Thursday.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Surprise Lessons From John Lithgow’s ‘Stories by Heart’

In a touching tribute to his father and the tradition of reading aloud, Mr. Lithgow recites two classic tales of deception and comeuppance.

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UPDATE 3-Canada talks tough on trade as endgame on NAFTA talks nears

LONDON, Ontario, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Canada is talking tough with the United States, stressing its determination to push back against what it says are unfair trade practices ahead of crucial talks to revamp the tri-nation North American Free Trade Agreement.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Brent hits $70/bbl before retreating; equities rise with energy

* Brent oil hits $70/bbl during session, highest since Nov 2014 (Updates with U.S. markets' closing levels)

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Wall St. rises with oil prices, earnings optimism

(Reuters) - Wall Street surged to record highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and investors bet on a strong U.S. corporate earnings season.

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US STOCKS-Wall St rises with oil prices, earnings optimism

* Cheaper services weigh on producer prices; jobless claims up

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U.S. vehicle fuel economy rises to record 24.7 mpg: EPA

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some automakers had to buy credits to meet federal requirements.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. vehicle fuel economy rises to record 24.7 mpg -EPA

WASHINGTON/DETROIT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some automakers had to buy credits to meet federal requirements.

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UPDATE 5-Delta sees double benefit from tax cut, shares rise

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc is anticipating a double benefit from the U.S. corporate tax cut this year as it saves money on its own bill and expects an uptick in business travel as companies use tax savings to invest in generating new business.

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Delta sees double benefit from tax cut, shares rise

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc looks set to reap a double benefit from the U.S. corporate tax cut this year as it saves money on its own bill and hopes to see an uptick in business travel as companies use tax savings to invest in generating new business.

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UPDATE 4-Delta sees double benefit from tax cut, shares rise

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc looks set to reap a double benefit from the U.S. corporate tax cut this year as it saves money on its own bill and hopes to see an uptick in business travel as companies use tax savings to invest in generating new business.

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UPDATE 2-Nigerian stocks rise to 9-year high as funds buy shares

LAGOS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Nigeria's main stock index rose to above 43,000 points on Thursday, a level last seen in October 2008, after local and foreign funds bought shares across several sectors.

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British bobsledder Tasker to miss Games after suffering stroke

(Reuters) - British bobsledder Bruce Tasker will miss next month's Pyeongchang Olympics after suffering a minor stroke last week, Team GB said on Thursday.

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Delta sees unit revenue rise as quarterly profit beats

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc reported better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter on Thursday after more people flew during the holiday season, offsetting higher costs.

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Sky-rise living: Palace or prison?

If you see a drawing of pre-Great Fire London, you see a jumbled low-rise city. An urban miasma of homes and inns punctured by an incredible amount of spires that point toward the sky.

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UPDATE 1-Norway sees near-record oil, gas output in 2022 as investment rises

STAVANGER, Norway, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Norwegian oil and gas investments will begin to rise in 2018 after falling for the last four years, helping drive output to near-record highs in the next five years, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 3-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of DVDs and games

* UK like-for-like sales in six weeks to Christmas up 1.9 pct

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UPDATE 2-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of gifts like DVDs and games

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest retailer Tesco missed forecasts for Christmas trading on Thursday as strong sales of fresh food were undermined by lower demand for general goods such as DVDs and computer games.

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German union boss confident "decent" pay rise can be agreed on

FRANKFURT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Germany's biggest trade union, IG Metall, expects a "decent" pay rise in ongoing talks on wages and flexible hours, its chief Joerg Hofmann said, adding that companies had made enough profits in the past year to give more to workers.

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Death toll rises to 17 in California mudslides, 17 missing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - The death toll from devastating mudslides in affluent communities along a stretch of Southern California coastline rose to 17 on Wednesday after two more bodies were recovered, the local sheriff said, and the number of people missing also climbed to 17.

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BRIEF-‍Cogeco Inc Q1 Revenue Rises 0.5 Pct To C$586.1 Million

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF C$0.39PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Airline stocks rise on American Airlines' upbeat forecast

Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. airline stocks rose after American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday became the second major airline this week to forecast higher unit revenue for the fourth quarter.

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U.S. import prices barely rise; wholesale inventories rebound

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.

Animals nytimes.com

More Female Sea Turtles Born as Temperatures Rise

Male hatchlings are disappearing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows, because the growing warmth of nests produces more females.

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Animal rights versus big game conservation

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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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Bad luck dogs Sochi slopestyle surprise Christensen

LONDON (Reuters) - If anybody can defy the odds to win gold in Pyeongchang it is American skier Joss Christensen, whose preparations for the 2018 Winter Games have been blighted by a serious knee injury, broken bones and a dog bite.

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Berlusconi's coalition rises in polls ahead of Italian vote

ROME (Reuters) - A center-right coalition around former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's party is steadily climbing in opinion polls as a campaign heats up for Italy's elections on March 4.

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UPDATE 1-Lennar revenue beats on higher home sales; orders rise

Jan 10 (Reuters) - No. 2 U.S. homebuilder Lennar Corp on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as it sold more homes at higher prices, and said orders rose 11.5 percent.

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Death toll in California mudslides expected to rise

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The number of those killed by mudslides in California was expected to rise from at least 13 dead but rescue efforts would become easier on Wednesday after the powerful rain storm heads west and skies clear, authorities said.

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Nikkei pauses after sharp gains; financial stocks rise

TOKYO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average took a breather on Wednesday after sharp gains, with some index-heavy stocks losing ground after the index hit a 26-year high in the previous session.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: A Firecracker of a Beef Rib and Other Surprises at Ferris

The new restaurant from Greg Proechel of Le Turtle is a culinary Swiss Army knife, making the most of a small basement space in a Chelsea hotel.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX near flat as energy shares rise, gold miners slip

TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index seesawed on Monday as higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while the materials group was pressured by a drop in gold prices.

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Oil rises above $68 to highest since May 2015 on tighter market

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose further above $68 a barrel on Tuesday, touching its highest since May 2015, supported by OPEC-led production cuts and expectations U.S. crude inventories fell for an eighth week.

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Unlikely rivalry in Aerials set to continue at Pyeongchang

LONDON (Reuters) - Two countries, Belarus and China, have dominated the men's aerials at the last three Winter Olympics and look set to do the same this time around in Pyeongchang.

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Target's holiday sales rise 3.4 percent, boosts profit forecast

(Reuters) - Target Corp on Tuesday said its comparable store sales for November and December rose 3.4 percent, driven by strong traffic growth and online sales, leading it to raise its fourth quarter profit forecast.

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'Game of Thrones' ice hotel opens

"Game of Thrones" fans who have long dreamed of visiting its mythical Seven Kingdoms can now get the ultimate Westeros experience thanks to a new hotel in Lapland, Finland.

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North Korea to send team to Winter Games, South to consider easing bans after talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed.

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Kendrick Lamar brings his political message to the game

Kendrick Lamar brought his pointed political message to the CFP National Championship halftime show on Monday night, but if fans were hoping to see President Donald Trump's reaction to the performance, they were disappointed.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Takes Field at College Football Championship Game

The president’s appearance seemed intended to emphasize his furious critique of athletes for using football games as a place for protests.

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METALS-LME copper gains as U.S. dollar's rise slows

SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - London copper inched up in early trade on Tuesday as an advancing U.S. dollar lost steam, while Shanghai copper recovered from a drop in the previous session to trade marginally higher.

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Mixed reaction as Trump arrives at playoff game

Fans waiting in the rain standing outside of the Mercedes-Benz stadium for the college football playoff championship game received President Donald Trump's motorcade with mixed reaction.

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National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Georgia Live Updates

Alabama and Georgia, two titans of the Southeastern Conference, square off to decide the national champion. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Possible violation of NFL concussion protocol to be probed

(Reuters) - A possible concussion to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during a playoff game on Sunday as put the National Football League's injury protocol back in the spotlight.

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Olympics: IOC extends North Korea deadline for Pyeongchang Games

BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has extended the deadline for registration of North Korean athletes for the Pyeongchang winter Olympics and is planning more talks with all sides, it said on Monday

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BRIEF-Enterprise Group Announces $9.1 Million Equipment Supply And Services Agreement

* ENTERPRISE GROUP ANNOUNCES $9.1 MILLION EQUIPMENT SUPPLY AND SERVICES AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Enterprise Products To Expand Butane Isomerization Facility

* ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS TO EXPAND BUTANE ISOMERIZATION FACILITY

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Trump physical unlikely to shed light on mental fitness

President Donald Trump's staunch defense of his own mental acuity this weekend all but ensured the questions mounting about his fitness will increase in the coming week, which is set to culminate Friday with his first known medical exam since taking office.

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Study: Air gun eye injuries rise 169% for kids

He removed his goggles for just a moment, to wipe away the colorful paint splattered across them, and then his life changed forever.

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Rhine river in Germany closed to shipping as water rises

HAMBURG (Reuters) - The Rhine river in Germany was closed to shipping on Monday after water levels rose following rain, the German inland navigation authority said on Monday.

Flood Insurance nytimes.com

In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’

As FEMA revises the maps to account for climate change, deciding who is in the flood zone will be a battle with millions of dollars at stake.

Basketball nytimes.com

New Pregame Trickery: Distract the Visiting Team With Bad YouTube Videos

Rutgers is out in front with the latest form of gamesmanship. Just watch the Mr. Trololo video to understand how this tactic might work.

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State of the Cartoonion: Trump's nickname game

On State of the Cartoonion, Jake Tapper takes a look at the list of nicknames that President Trump has given his adversaries over the years.

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Everything you need to know about the big game

Hello and welcome to your preview of the 2018 College Football National Playoff championships! Pay attention, because this game should be a thriller and by the time the announcers actually get through the phrase "2018 College Football National Playoff championships," it will be half over. Let's do this.

Radio nytimes.com

As Low-Power Local Radio Rises, Tiny Voices Become a Collective Shout

A diverse new wave of stations, united by the word “alternative” and broadcasting from basements or attics, has arrived in urban America.

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Mega Millions numbers drawn for fourth largest jackpot in game's history

(Reuters) - Mega Millions numbers were drawn on Friday for estimated an $450 million jackpot, the fourth largest jackpot prize in the game's history, according to the California Lottery.

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Saudi king orders new monthly payments to offset cost of living rise: state TV

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked gas prices and introduced value-added tax (VAT).

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CORRECTED-GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks up; U.S. Treasury yields rise despite jobs report

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - World stocks continued their strong start to 2018, with both the S&P and Nasdaq posting their best weekly gains in more than a year, while U.S. Treasury yields rose despite a weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report.

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BRIEF-Glu Mobile Says Co Entered Agreements Related To Divestiture Of Game Development Studio

* GLU MOBILE-ON DEC. 31, 2017 CO ENTERED AGREEMENTS RELATED TO DIVESTITURE OF GAME DEVELOPMENT STUDIO THROUGH SALE OF ITS UNIT GLU MOBILE (RUSSIA) LIMITED

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Cellphone and Computer Searches at U.S. Border Rise Under Trump

Border agents say the electronic searches have stopped terrorism suspects and criminals, but privacy advocates call them an invasive violation of the Constitution.

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The CDC wants to gently prepare people for (an unlikely) nuclear war

It is absolutely impossible to mention nuclear war without freaking people out, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to gently prepare for the possibility.

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U.S. factory orders rise for fourth straight month

(Reuters) - New orders for U.S.-made goods increased in November for a fourth straight month, but business spending on equipment appeared to be cooling after robust growth in 2017.

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U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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WRAPUP 3-U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages rise

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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Climate change may lead to a rise in floating architecture

Climate change poses a serious question: how will our cities cope with rising sea levels? Some architects believe that floating buildings offer the answer, and have come up with a wide variety of designs to prove it, from simple prefab homes to entirely amphibious neighborhoods.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

A co-founder of Ripple, a virtual currency, could briefly lay claim to being the world’s fifth richest person on Thursday, bypassing Mark Zuckerberg, as the Bitcoin boom widened.

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'Game of Thrones' last season set for 2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Game of Thrones" fans will have to wait until 2019 for the planned final season of the award-winning medieval fantasy series, a gap of more than a year since the end of season seven.

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'Game of Thrones' to officially end in 2019

"Game of Thrones" viewers will have to wait until next year to see how the HBO drama will come to an end.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Santander rural loans rise to $4 bln in 2017

SAO PAULO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The volume of Banco Santander Brasil's farm loans rose about 44 percent last year as the Spanish bank's local unit grew its presence in the country's booming agribusiness sector, an executive said on Thursday.

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE 1-Monsanto's profit rises, expects weed killer prices to rise

Jan 4 (Reuters) - U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co forecast a strong year ahead, helped by higher pricing for a key chemical used in pesticides and better demand for Soybean globally.

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BRIEF-Tivo Introduces Next-Gen Platform, A Game-Changing Tv Solution

* TIVO INTRODUCES NEXT-GEN PLATFORM, A GAME-CHANGING TV SOLUTION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. jobless claims rise, data for several states estimated

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight week last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions as data for several states, including California, were estimated.

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U.S. private sector adds 250,000 jobs in December, biggest rise since March

(Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 250,000 jobs in December, marking the biggest monthly increase since March, a report by ADP Research Institute showed on Thursday.

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LIVE MARKETS-European shares to rise after Asian stocks hit 10-year peak

* European shares to open higher - spreadbetters * Asian stocks scaled 10-year peak * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally * Fed minutes fuelled dollar rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net EUROPEAN SHARES SEEN RISING AFTE

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Nikkei rises to highest since January 1992

TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to its highest level since January 1992 on Thursday, as it caught up to gains in global equities on Japan's first trading day of 2018.

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U.S. retail vacancies rise slightly in Q4 - Reis

Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. retail real estate vacancies inched up to 10 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, Reis Inc said in a report released on Wednesday.

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U.S. Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the...

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Japan's Topix rises to highest level since 1991

TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Topix share index rose to its highest level since 1991 on Thursday, catching up to global equities gains on Japan's first trading day of 2018.

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UPDATE 2-Canada Dec auto sales dip; yearly sales rise to breach 2 mln mark

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Canada auto sales dipped by a percent in December, marking the second straight month of sales drop, but yearly sales were up by 4.6 percent crossing the 2 million mark for the first time, with light trucks continuing to be the bestseller in the country.

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Alaskan 'sunrise' girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve...

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Fed policymakers see future rate rises guided by inflation, fiscal stimulus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers showed worry over the fate of currently low inflation and saw recent tax changes as providing a boost to consumer spending, according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting on Dec. 12-13 released on Wednesday.

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LIVE MARKETS-Closing snapshot : European shares rebound as oil, dollar and Wall Street rise

* European stocks close higher Next drives retail sector up after strong Christmas update * Tech stocks, industrials make gains * 2017 sees record number of deals worldwide * MiFID II, U.S. Fed FOMC minutes in focus Jan 3 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.n

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UPDATE 2-European shares post strong rebound as dollar, Wall Street rise

* New European market rules implemented (Adds closing prices, quotes)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with banks, oil stocks, and BlackBerry

TORONTO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Wednesday, boosted by gains among financial stocks and energy companies and a jump in shares of BlackBerry Ltd after it announced an autonomous driving deal with China's Baidu Inc.

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Violent crime rises in Germany and is attributed to refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Young male refugees in Germany got the blame on Wednesday for most of a two-year increase in violent crime, adding fuel to the country's political debate over migrants.

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Death toll from Peru bus crash rises to 48 : emergency services

LIMA (Reuters) - At least 48 people were killed in Peru when a bus collided with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of the capital Lima, emergency services officials said.

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Stock futures rise on signs of strong global economic growth

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Wall Street on Wednesday as signs of quickening economic activity around the world encouraged risk-on sentiment among investors.

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The Pianist of the Resistance Captures a Surprise Award

Igor Levit, known for bringing together music old and new — and for his outspoken political views — has been given the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award.

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U.S. office vacancy rate rises in fourth quarter: Reis

(Reuters) - U.S. office vacancy rate rose to 16.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, from 16.1 percent a year earlier, rising for the first time in at least five years, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc .

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U.S. office vacancy rate rises in fourth quarter - Reis

Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. office vacancy rate rose to 16.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, from 16.1 percent a year earlier, rising for the first time in at least five years, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc.

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Oil prices close to mid-2015 highs, but doubts over further rises loom

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were stable on Wednesday, not far off mid-2015 highs reached the previous session, as strong demand and ongoing efforts led by OPEC and Russia to curb production tightened the market.

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BRIEF-Gold Horn International Enterprises Announces Letter Of Intent For Proposed Qualifying Transaction With Cherub Ltd

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Gold Horn International Enterprises Group Ltd:

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Iran's leader blames enemies for unrest as death toll rises

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused the country's enemies on Tuesday of stirring unrest, as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 21.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Global equity markets rise in new year, dollar falls

* Euro, sterling gain while dollar drops (Updates to European market close; adds commentary)

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Alabama-Georgia game tickets at record high

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UPDATE 1-Property reinsurance rates rise less than expected

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

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JLT reinsurance index rises 4.8 pct at Jan 1 renewals

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - JLT Re's global property-catastrophe reinsurance index rose 4.8 percent at the key Jan 1 policy renewal season, after five years of falling rates, the broker said on Tuesday.

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Alabama 24, Clemson 6: College Football Playoff: Alabama Returns to the Title Game

The Crimson Tide topped Clemson, the defending champion, and will play Georgia in their sixth national championship game appearance under Coach Nick Saban.

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Oil rises to mid-2015 high in strongest year opening since 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices had their highest January opening since 2014 on Tuesday, with Brent and WTI crude prices rising to mid-2015 highs, supported by ongoing supply cuts led by OPEC and Russia as well as strong demand.

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Death toll rises in Iran amid anti-government protests

Two people were shot dead in demonstrations in Iran on Sunday evening, bringing the death toll to four in the biggest wave of unrest that the country has seen since 2009.

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Scaramucci: Trump's climate change view might surprise you

Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's tweet last week on climate change, saying that his actual opinion on the subject might surprise people.

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Arise Sir Ringo: Beatles drummer knighted in UK honors list

LONDON (Reuters) - Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list, along with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and author Michael Morpurgo, while ballet dancer Darcey Bussell becomes a dame.

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At George Washington Bridge, a Fence Rises to Deter Suicides

To deter people seeking to end their lives, an 11-foot-high fence and a canopy of netting have been installed on a pathway at the edge of the 86-year-old span.

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Family decision-makers in medical crises benefit from emotional support

(Reuters Health) - Making medical decisions for a hospitalized older relative can be very stressful, but family members may be less traumatized and make better decisions when they receive support from healthcare workers, a study suggests.

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How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches

Groups that reject established climate science can use the search engine’s advertising business to their advantage, gaming the system to find a mass platform for false or misleading claims.

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U.S. oil prices hit highest since mid-2015 on surprise output drop

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices hit their highest levels since mid-2015 on the final trading day of the year as an unexpected fall in American production and a fall in commercial crude inventories stoked buying.

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Nikkei rises, on track for robust yearly gain of nearly 20 pct

TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on its final trading day of the year on Friday as banking shares rebounded, putting the index on track to gain nearly 20 percent in 2017.

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U.S. oil prices climb to highest since mid-2015 on surprise output drop

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices hit their highest levels since mid-2015 on the last trading day of the year as an unexpected fall in American production, as well as a fall in commercial crude inventories, stoked buying.

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Global equity issuance up from 2016 slump, bankers see further rise in 2018

* Companies raised $780.2 bln in equity in 2017 - Thomson Reuters

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BRIEF-K. Hovnanian Enterprises Announces Exchange Offer And New Financing Transactions

* K. HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC. ANNOUNCES EXCHANGE OFFER AND NEW FINANCING TRANSACTIONS

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BRIEF-Hovnanian Enterprises Announces Credit Agreement And Refinancing Transaction With GSO Capital Partners

* HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC. ANNOUNCES CREDIT AGREEMENT AND REFINANCING TRANSACTION WITH GSO CAPITAL PARTNERS

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That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV

The start-up Alphonso collects viewing data for advertisers through mobile gaming apps that can track users on the devices’ microphones, even when the apps aren’t in use.

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Wall Street rises as financials, tech advance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher in light trading on Thursday, buoyed by gains in financial stocks and as technology stocks continued to slowly recover from a losing skid.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil car rental firm Locamerica shares rise on Unidas deal

SAO PAULO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian rental car firm Cia de Locação das Américas rose 10 percent on Thursday after the company announced a tie-up with rival Unidas SA to create Brazil's second-largest car rental company.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steadies below record high; energy shares rise

TORONTO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Thursday, hovering near a record high, as energy and marijuana company shares added to Wednesday's gains, offsetting losses for the industrial group.

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

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

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Wall Street set to rise in muted holiday trading

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher in thin holiday trading on Thursday, helped by a rally in commodities and a weaker dollar.

Bribery and Kickbacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: ‘Game of Thrones,’ Inca Style

President Pablo Kuczynski has saved his job but inflicted great damage on democracy in Peru and in Latin America.

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Nikkei's gains unravel as yen rises, banks extend losses

TOKYO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average erased its earlier gains on Thursday, as the yen gained and banking shares extended their losses.

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South Carolina lottery game brightens holiday for players. Then error is found

For some unlucky South Carolina residents, what seemed to be a winning Christmas lottery ticket turned out to be a lump of coal.

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U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

SEATTLE/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on.

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WRAPUP 1-U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

SEATTLE/CHICAGO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on.

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Nordex and Siemens-Gamesa vie for major Brazilian wind farm contracts

SAO PAULO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Wind turbine makers Nordex SE and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA are vying for contracts with companies that won major auctions last week to build new wind farms in Brazil, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf mostly rises on oil surge; Saudi petchems, builders up

DUBAI, Dec 27 (Reuters) - An overnight surge in the Brent oil price above $67 a barrel for the first time since May 2015 helped most Gulf stock markets rise on Wednesday, while Dubai rebounded modestly from a six-month low.

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World stocks rise as metals surge mitigates iPhone X woes

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks edged higher on Wednesday as a strong rally in commodities buoyed expectations for a strong year for the global economy in 2018 and helped mitigate concerns over the technology sector triggered by reports of soft iPhone X demand.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks rise as metals surge mitigates iPhone X woes

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - World stocks edged higher on Wednesday as a strong rally in commodities buoyed expectations for a strong year for the global economy in 2018 and helped mitigate concerns over the technology sector triggered by reports of soft iPhone X demand.

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Nikkei inches higher; crude rise supports oil-related shares

TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Wednesday, with a rally in crude prices supporting oil-related shares.

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Pot-smoking on the rise among U.S. pregnant women

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of pregnant women are using marijuana, and the habit is expanding fastest among teens and young adults, a U.S. study suggests.

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Oil rises on Libyan pipeline blast, Forties restart weighs

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil moved higher above $65 a barrel on Tuesday, within sight of its highest since mid-2015, supported by an explosion on a crude pipeline in Libya and voluntary OPEC-led supply cuts.

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Sailor shocks mom in epic surprise

A navy sailor returns home and finds a unique way to surprise her mom on Christmas day.

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Divorced parents' surprise goes viral

Ohio parents who divorced in 2014 get engaged in an emotional Christmas proposal that went viral.

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NBA-Highlights of Monday's NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games:

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Highlights of Monday's NFL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Football League games on Monday:

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Bitcoin rises 10 percent, recovers from last week's brutal selloff

SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its recovery in holiday-thinned trading on Tuesday, rising 10 percent to be up more than a third from last week's lows of below $12,000.

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Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead

HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 people.

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Concussion protocol altered after recent missteps

(Reuters) - The NFL's concussion protocol has been altered with late-season changes following recent incidents that have triggered investigations.

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Review: The Big and Minor Stakes of ‘Molly’s Game’

In Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Jessica Chastain plays a gambling entrepreneur running a high-stakes poker game. Much talking, some walking.

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Recent US actions point to a confrontational policy, unlike what Trump called for during his campaign

In the space of a week, the Trump administration has named Russia a "rival power," sanctioned a close Putin ally, and decided to give Ukraine anti-tank weapons to help in its fight against Moscow-backed militias.

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Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

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Pilot surprises parents on plane

Pilot Juan Paulo Fermin surprises his parents aboard a Philippines Airlines flight after being apart from them for 17 Christmases in a row.

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Rockets' Harden slams officials after second straight 50-point game

(Reuters) - Houston Rockets guard James Harden exploded for his second consecutive 50-point game and then hit out at the officials after being ejected late in his team's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

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BRIEF-D. E. Shaw Reports 5 Pct Passive Stake In Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises - SEC Filing

* D. E. SHAW & CO LP REPORTS 5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BABCOCK & WILCOX ENTERPRISES AS OF DEC 14 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BSHTVk) Further company coverage:

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

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

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Gambling drama 'Molly's Game' has 'write' stuff

Aaron Sorkin wrote "Moneyball," which invites comparisons to "Molly's Game," the entertaining new poker-related drama that he wrote and also directed. The more apt benchmark, however, would be "Goodfellas," inasmuch as this fact-based movie, starring Jessica Chastain, provides a heavily narrated dissection of a criminal enterprise, from its build-up to its gradual unraveling.

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Aaron Sorkin finds unlikely feminist heroine in 'Molly's Game'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When writer and producer Aaron Sorkin met with Molly Bloom, the 'poker princess' who ran high-stakes games with Hollywood's top celebrities, he did not expect to be impressed.

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

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

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Spanish yields hit one-month high after surprise Catalan separatist victory

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Dispute Over Midterm Game Plan Erupts Inside the White House

A meeting involving President Trump and his top advisers devolved into a heated exchange between his former campaign adviser and the White House political director.

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Pence makes surprise trip to combat zone in Afghanistan

Vice President Mike Pence touched down in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit on Thursday night to meet with top Afghan officials and rally US troops for his first trip to the country as vice president.

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Energy and financials power Wall Street's rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by bank and energy stocks as investors bet on more economically sensitive sectors.