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Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration.

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New Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration.

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Trump misses Mar-a-Lago party: High-dollar fundraiser to go on without him

With the government shut down, President Donald Trump isn't going to Mar-a-Lago as he planned for his high-dollar fundraiser Saturday night.

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BRIEF-Wintrust Raises Minium Wage Due To Tax Reform Legislation​

* WINTRUST FINANCIAL - DUE TO TAX REFORM LEGISLATION, CO TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE PAID TO ELIGIBLE NON-COMMISSIONED HOURLY EMPLOYEES TO $15 PER HOUR​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Amazon raises monthly fee for Prime service by 18 percent

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Friday raised the monthly fee for Amazon Prime, its fast-shipping and video-streaming service, to $12.99 from $10.99, while maintaining the annual fee.

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SEC says bitcoin funds raise 'investor protection issues'

(Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies.

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Morgan Stanley raises targets, but Wall Street wants more

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley raised key profitability and efficiency targets on Thursday, but those loftier goals failed to impress Wall Street analysts, who repeatedly asked Chief Executive Officer...

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UPDATE 5-Morgan Stanley raises targets, but Wall Street wants more

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley raised key profitability and efficiency targets on Thursday, but those loftier goals failed to impress Wall Street analysts, who repeatedly asked Chief Executive Officer James Gorman why the bank could not do even better.

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BRIEF-Fulton Financial To Raise Minimum Wage To $12 Per Hour

* FULTON FINANCIAL CORP - CO ALSO WILL RAISE ITS MINIMUM WAGE TO $12 PER HOUR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-WEC Energy Group Raises Quarterly Dividend

* QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF 55.25 CENTS PER SHARE, INCREASE OF 6.25 PERCENT OVER CURRENT QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF 52 CENTS SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nursing home study raises questions on Medicare managed care networks

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare, with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade. These plans offer simplicity...

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Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.

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

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

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Apple: We'll pay $38B in taxes and add 20,000 jobs in US

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UPDATE 7-Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 bln in foreign cash taxes

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 6-Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 bln in foreign cash taxes

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Case raises questions about home school regulation

David Turpin, administrator and principal of a Southern California private school operated out of his home, gave it an inviting name: Sandcastle Day School.

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Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she received from an elderly Massachusetts woman seeking to cleanse herself of demons.

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Trump on shutdown talks: 'Working on it'

President Donald Trump promised that his administration is "working on it" as he faced a flurry of questions Wednesday about discussions to reach an immigration deal and fund the government.

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Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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BRIEF-Phillips 66 Partners Announces 5 Pct Raise In Quarterly Cash Distribution

* PHILLIPS 66 PARTNERS ANNOUNCES 5 PERCENT INCREASE IN QUARTERLY CASH DISTRIBUTION

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Top Canadian banks raise prime rates after central bank rate hike

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Major Canadian banks on Wednesday raised their prime lending rates, a benchmark for a wide range of consumer and commercial loans, after the country's central bank raised interest rates for the third time in seven months.

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Apple plans second U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Tom Siebel's billion-dollar software firm raises $100 million

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - C3 IoT, a software company founded and run by longtime Silicon Valley executive Thomas Siebel that helps companies collect and analyze data, has raised another $100 million in a new funding backed by TPG Growth, the company said on Wednesday.

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Apple to pay $38 billion in U.S. taxes on foreign cash, open new campus

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday said it will make about $38 billion in tax payments on its overseas cash and plans to open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan.

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UPDATE 1-Apple to pay $38 bln in U.S. taxes on foreign cash, open new campus

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will make about $38 billion in U.S. tax payments on its $252.3 billion in overseas cash in accordance with the tax law passed late last month, the company said on Wednesday.

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Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

A Democrat on Tuesday won a State Senate seat long held by Republicans in western Wisconsin, and some saw it as a sign of worry for Republicans in elections ahead.

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UPDATE 1-Tiffany's Americas holiday same-store sales up 6 pct, raises FY forecasts

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Tiffany & Co said on Wednesday its same-store sales in the Americas rose 6 percent in the holiday months of November and December, helping the upscale jeweler raise its 2017 full-year forecast for sales and earnings.

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BRIEF-‍Wattpad raises $51 mln in new funding

* ‍WATTPAD ANNOUNCES USD $51 MILLION (CAD $61.25 MILLION) IN NEW FUNDING​

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Here is some of the praise doctor lavished on Trump

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, gushed about President Donald Trump's health during a briefing before the White House press corps on Tuesday, touting the President's "good genes," how he did "exceedingly well" on his cognitive test and his "excellent" cardiac health.

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Trump's physician offers glowing praise

A sampling of the many kind things that Dr. Ronny Jackson, presidential physician, had to say about President Trump's health.

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UPDATE 2-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI/LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom , the Indian company said on Tuesday.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook, to take benefit from tax law

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cut and said it will speed up technology investments that aim to cut customer costs.

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UPDATE 1-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom, the Indian company said on Tuesday.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook citing tax benefits

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cuts and said it would speed up investments in data analytics and technology to better serve consumers.

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Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

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UPDATE 1-Citi to raise pay for women and minorities in U.S., UK, Germany

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday.

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Citi to raise pay for women and minorities in U.S., UK, Germany

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday.

Work-Life Balance nytimes.com

4 Simple Tips for Working From Home

Whether you’re starting out or looking to stay motivated at home, we’re here to help.

Johnson Sirleaf, Ellen nytimes.com

Liberia President’s Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

Senior members of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party accused her of supporting the opposition candidate George Weah, who is now president-elect.

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Philippines raises volcano alert level after lava flow

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert level at its rumbling Mayon volcano to "level 3" on Sunday after detecting lava flow and indications of activity that could lead to eruptions of magma.

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Philippines raises volcano alert level as eruptions spew ash

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early on Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions.

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Philippines raises volcano alert, warns of hazardous eruptions

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early on Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions.

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Ash eruption from Philippines volcano triggers evacuation

MANILA (Reuters) - An active volcano in central Philippines spewed ash into the air on Saturday, prompting the country's disaster agency to order the immediate evacuation of residents in nearby villages.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 15, South Korea's unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to have working-level talks on Jan. 15 at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom, news agency Yonhap reported.

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Swarm of armed drones raises alarm

US and foreign officials are on high alert after a swarm of drones carrying explosives targeted Russian military bases in Syria. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Why the "sh***y men" list author deserves our praise

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Post-trade group working to further shorten U.S. settlement cycle

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The post-trade processor for U.S. stocks, as well as corporate and municipal bonds, said it is taking steps to further cut the time it takes to settle trades in a bid to reduce risk in the financial system and free up more capital.

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White House praises China reduction in North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House praised China's moves to reduce its trade with North Korea on Friday, saying it will help the U.S.-led effort to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

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UPDATE 1-Lukoil CEO says prolonged $70 oil should trigger move to exit OPEC+ cuts

MOSCOW, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov said on Friday Russia should start exiting a global oil output cut deal if crude prices remain at $70 per barrel for more than six months.

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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole: experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.

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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole -experts

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.

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

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Macron sings praises of Italian prime minister ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome on Thursday, less than two months before national elections in Italy that opinion polls say the ruling center-left government will lose.

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Lower taxes and tight labor market prompt Walmart to hike U.S. wages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the U.S. tax code and competes for low wage workers in a tight labor market.

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With a lower tax bill in sight, Walmart to raise its U.S. minimum wage

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the U.S. tax code, the company said on Thursday.

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Delta raises profit forecast, shares jump

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc reported better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter on Thursday, helped by higher business fares and a busy holiday travel season, and forecast even better performance in the current quarter on strong demand for seats, sending its shares up 3.5 percent in premarket trading.

Walmart Stores Inc nytimes.com

Walmart, Citing Tax Cuts, Will Raise Starting Wages and Expand Benefits

The nation’s largest employer said on Thursday that would increase its minimum hourly wage to $11 from $9, expand parental leave benefits and give some workers a $1,000 bonus.

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Walmart uses lower U.S. tax bill to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc said on Thursday it would raise entry-level wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour as it benefits from the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years.

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Walmart raises minimum wage to $11 an hour in wake of U.S. tax law

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc said on Thursday it would raise entry-level wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour as it benefits from the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years.

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PM May says working for best Brexit deal for the British people

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she is working to secure the best trade deal with the European Union after London's mayor warned that Britain could lose almost 500,000 jobs if it fails to agree a deal.

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UPDATE 3-Sears raises $100 mln in new funding, sees holiday sales drop

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it received $100 million in new funding as it tries to shore up cash to stay afloat after years of losses, and that its sales plunged in the key holiday season.

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Teacher handcuffed and jailed after criticizing superintendent's raise

Deyshia Hargrave couldn't believe her Louisiana school district's superintendent was slated to get a raise while teachers like herself struggled. So she spoke up at a school board meeting.

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

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

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

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

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Sears raises $100 mln in funding, in talks with lenders for better debt terms

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Struggling retailer Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it raised $100 million in funding and was in talks with lenders to improve the terms on its more than $1 billion of non-first lien debt, sending its shares up 5 percent in premarket trading.

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Exclusive: Saudi Aramco working to raise cheap loans before IPO - banking sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is working to secure billions of dollars in cheap loans from banks seeking to strengthen their ties with the oil giant before its stock listing, banking and export credit agency (ECA) sources said.

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Interparfums raises guidance after strong end to year

Jan 10 (Reuters) - France's Interparfums raised on Wednesday its 2017 revenue guidance after a strong end to the year and a better-than-expected response to its men's fragrance Coach.

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Marijuana taxes and a surplus expected to boost California budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown will propose his final state budget on Wednesday, setting out a spending blueprint that last year topped $125 billion and marking the first time the state's coffers will be bolstered from sales taxes on marijuana.

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Akamai working with Morgan Stanley for strategic review - report

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Akamai Technologies Inc is working with Morgan Stanley to explore strategic alternatives including a sale, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Akamai Technologies Said To Be Working With Morgan Stanley On Strategic Review‍​ - CNBC, Citing A Report

* AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC IS SAID TO BE WORKING WITH MORGAN STANLEY ON A STRATEGIC REVIEW‍​ - CNBC, CITING A REPORT Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com )

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BRIEF-Israel's Gazit-Globe plans to raise 2018 dividend payment

* ISRAEL'S GAZIT-GLOBE SAYS PLANS TO INCREASE DIVIDEND PAYMENT TO 1.52 SHEKELS PER SHARE IN 2018 FROM 1.40 SHEKELS PER SHARE IN 2017 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch)

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Ivanka Trump praises Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech

Ivanka Trump praised Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes in a tweet Monday night, calling it "empowering."

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EU raises concerns with Myanmar's Suu Kyi over detention of Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union's envoy to Myanmar has raised concerns about the arrest of two Reuters journalists in a letter to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, describing the situation as "serious intimidation" and calling for their immediate release.

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BRIEF-Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Raises $425 Mln For First Morgan Stanley Private Equity Co-Investment Fund I

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners:

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BRIEF-GoPro Is Working With JPMorgan To Explore A Sale - Source

* GOPRO IS WORKING WITH JPMORGAN TO EXPLORE A SALE - SOURCE Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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Trump in 1999 praised Oprah as potential candidate

In a 1999 interview with CNN, Donald Trump called Oprah Winfrey a "great woman" and said she would be his first choice for a running mate.

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Lululemon raises holiday-quarter profit, revenue forecasts

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday it had a strong holiday shopping season and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter.

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Agreement on tax cuts raises prospects for German coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to provide income tax relief for high earners, a source said on Monday, signaling progress in their talks on forming a coalition government.

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Tech exec raises $100,000 for Roy Moore accuser after fire

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?

Stefan Buck created bank accounts for dozens of Americans hiding money from tax collectors. The U.S. tried to hold him personally accountable.

Taxation nytimes.com

Taxes as Charity? New Jersey Towns Try to Elude G.O.P. Tax Law

Three mayors said they would create charitable trusts as a workaround for residents hurt by the measure’s cap on state and local tax deductions.

cnn.com

Review of hurricane deaths raises new questions

A newly-ordered government review of the deaths in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria is already coming under fire because the man leading it has staunchly defended an official tally widely believed to be low.

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UPDATE 1-Speculators raise net short dollar bets, trim bitcoin shorts-CFTC, Reuters data

(Adds details on dollar, bitcoin contracts, comments, table, byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short U.S. dollar bets this week, pushing them to their highest level since mid-December, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the net short dollar positions, derived from net positions of International Monetary Market speculators in the yen, euro, British pou

Presidents and Presidency (US) nytimes.com

White House Memo: For Trump, Book Raises Familiar Questions of Loyalty and Candor

Every president is confronted by unflattering portrayals by former aides who leave and tell their stories, but usually not so early in an administration.

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Analysis: 10 big questions about Trumpworld raised by the book

"Fire and Fury," Michael Wolff's explosive account of President Donald Trump's first year in the White House, has created mass chaos within Trumpworld -- and it's just out for sale Friday at bookstores around the country.

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Is Trump's North Korea strategy working?

Kim Jong Un, to general surprise, announced in his New Year's Day speech that he was prepared to "melt the frozen north-south relations," to allow contacts with South Koreans and to discuss North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics to be held in February in South Korea.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Raises Come With Increase in Minimum Wage

Friday: Minimum wage at $11, marijuana distributors react to White House threat of crackdown, and Sierra vs. Sierras.

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

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

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10 times Donald Trump has raised the possibility of lawsuits on Twitter

A lawyer for President Donald Trump says a lawsuit is coming against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon after some brutally critical comments he made in a new book.

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday she opposed the possible nomination of Manhattan's interim top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over his independence from President Donald Trump.

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Intel CEO's massive stock dump raises eyebrows

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan US Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Thursday that Manhattan's interim top U.S. prosecutor Geoffrey Berman should be not be confirmed if nominated to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over reports he was interviewed for the job by President Donald Trump.

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Tesla Model 3 delay raises cashflow risks, but analysts upbeat

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc shares fell as much as 3.6 percent on Thursday, setting the company up to lose nearly $1.9 billion in market value after it pushed back a production target for its much-anticipated Model 3 sedan yet again.

International Relations nytimes.com

North Korea’s Overture Raises Hopes, but Huge Obstacles Loom

Kim Jong-un’s outreach gave President Moon Jae-in a long-awaited chance to open a dialogue, but a true thaw in relations could prove elusive.

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Europe's biggest private biotech company raises $270 mln

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Europe's largest privately held biotech company, Germany-based BioNTech, has raised $270 million to support its work in developing personalised immunotherapies for cancer, ahead of an expected eventual stock market flotation.

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

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

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UPDATE 1-Genworth and Oceanwide working to address U.S. security issues

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - China's Oceanwide Holdings Co Ltd and insurer Genworth Financial Inc are working to amend a proposed deal in hopes of winning approval from a U.S. national security panel, Genworth said on Wednesday.

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Intel working to fix security flaw in its chips without slowing computers

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp on Wednesday acknowledged a report that a design flaw in its chips could let hackers steal data but said that it was working on a solution that would not significantly slow computers.

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BRIEF-ARM Says Working With Intel, AMD On Mitigation For New Method To Exploit Certain High-End Processors

* SOFTBANK-OWNED ARM SAYS WORKING WITH INTEL, AMD ON MITIGATION FOR NEW METHOD TO EXPLOIT CERTAIN HIGH-END PROCESSORS

Exercise nytimes.com

Encounters: Working Out With Charles Glass, a Trainer to the Stars

In the 1980s, Mr. Glass was a champion bodybuilder. Now he helps sculpt celebrities and bodybuilders at the Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif.

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Nissan working on mind-reading cars

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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UPDATE 1-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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Network security firm AlgoSec raises $36 million from Claridge Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Network security firm AlgoSec said on Wednesday it raised $36 million from investment firm Claridge Israel to help it expand globally.

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UK competition watchdog raises concerns about Refresco bottling deal

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Britain's Competition and Markets Authority on Wednesday said it is concerned that Refresco's $1.25 billion purchase of Canada-based Cott Corp's bottling activities could result in higher prices or lead to lower quality standards.

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Drugmakers raise 2018 U.S. prices, stick to self-imposed limits

NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Drugmakers opened the new year by raising U.S. prices on dozens of medicines, but early data showed the increases generally remained within a 10 percent self-imposed limit in response to a backlash from consumers and politicians.

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U.S. envoy Haley praises Iranian demonstrators, says protests spontaneous

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the country were spontaneous, not driven by outside forces.

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Speculators raised net short bitcoin positions in Dec 26 week: CFTC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by experts' warnings of a bubble, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released late Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Speculators raised net short bitcoin positions in Dec 26 week -CFTC

NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by experts' warnings of a bubble, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released late Friday.

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BRIEF-Wisdomtree Inc - ‍Committed To Provide Up To $30 Million In Additional Working Capital To Advisorengine Inc​

* WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS INC - ‍COMMITTED TO PROVIDE UP TO $30 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL WORKING CAPITAL TO ADVISORENGINE INC​

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Israel raises threshold to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, who want the eastern part of the city for a future independent state.

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

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

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Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009.

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UPDATE 7-Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

* Trump, Netanyahu voice support for protests (Adds Iranian to headline)

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Fatal ‘Swatting’ Episode in Kansas Raises Quandary: Who Is to Blame?

A fake report of a hostage situation led to the death of an innocent man at the hands of the police. Who bears responsibility?

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UPDATE 1-UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism, minister says

* Google's YouTube says doing more every day on issue (Adds comments from Facebook, YouTube)

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UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism, minister says

LONDON, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalising people or helping them to prepare attacks, the country's security minister said.

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Deutsche Bank to resume normal bonuses, some to get raises: CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank will resume the payment of normal bonuses for 2017, the bank's chief told a German newspaper, and some employees will get raises.

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UPDATE 1-China's central bank to raise reserve funds ratio of third-party payment firms to 50 pct

BEIJING, Dec 30 (Reuters) - China's central bank said it will gradually raise the reserve funds ratio of third-party payment firms to 50 percent by April 2018 from a current rate of 20 percent, as it continues to ramp up regulation of the industry.

Impeachment nytimes.com

South African Court Raises Pressure for Zuma to Go

The court said Parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable in a corruption case and ordered lawmakers to set rules on impeachment.

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Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

(Reuters) - Myanmar on Friday freed two journalists for Turkey's state broadcaster, their local interpreter and a driver after they completed a two-month jail sentence for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone, a prison official said.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017) nytimes.com

Last-Minute Rush to Prepay Taxes Gives Way to Confusion and Anger

The I.R.S. called into question a strategy of prepaying property taxes before the new tax law goes into effect. That could be just the beginning of the confusion.

Mortgages nytimes.com

On Money: Prepaying Property Taxes? Your Bank May Make You an Audit Risk

For some taxpayers making a last-minute prepayment of property tax, their bank’s filing with the I.R.S. may not match their tax return.

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Afghanistan, Roy Moore, Property Taxes: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Rushing to pay taxes? New law spurs confused pre-payment push

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y./FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (Reuters) - Americans scrambling to prepay 2018 state and local taxes before year end may not get the federal deductions they hoped for, but that did not slow the rush on Thursday in some of the nation's highest-taxed municipalities.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Prepaying Your Property Taxes? I.R.S. Cautions It Might Not Pay Off

Homeowners have raced to prepay property taxes before the new tax law takes effect. But in new guidance, the I.R.S. said the strategy wouldn’t work in many cases.

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INSIGHT-In Pakistan, questions raised over GE's flagship power turbines

* Pakistan ordered record-setting GE turbines to ease shortfall

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CORRECTED-INSIGHT-In Pakistan, questions raised over GE's flagship power turbines

* Pakistan ordered record-setting GE turbines to ease shortfall

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People line up to pay property taxes early

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GE raises stake in Sweden's Arcam by buying shares from hedge funds

(Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it would raise its stake in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam AB to around 95 percent from 77 percent after buying shares from hedge funds Elliott and Polygon.

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UPDATE 2-GE raises stake in Sweden's Arcam by buying shares from hedge funds

Dec 27 (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it would raise its stake in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam AB to around 95 percent from 77 percent after buying shares from hedge funds Elliott and Polygon.

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Ukraine chess champion ready for praise and blame over Saudi boycott

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian chess champion Anna Muzychuk is ready for both praise and blame for boycotting this week's world speed chess championship in Saudi Arabia - something which means she will lose two world titles and pass up substantial earnings.

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Homeowners rush to pre-pay property taxes

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In Pakistan, questions raised over GE's flagship power turbines

ISLAMABAD/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - General Electric's flagship gas turbines ran into problems in Pakistan earlier this year, leading to delays and lengthy outages at three newly built power stations, according to several senior Pakistani officials and power executives.

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Uber working on deal to sell Xchange Leasing to Fair: source

(Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber is working on a deal to sell its U.S. auto-leasing business Xchange Leasing to startup digital car marketplace Fair, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 1-Uber working on deal to sell Xchange Leasing to Fair -source

Dec 26 (Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber is working on a deal to sell its U.S. auto-leasing business Xchange Leasing to startup digital car marketplace Fair, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Myanmar police to free journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

(Reuters) - Myanmar police said on Tuesday they would drop pending charges against two journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster, their interpreter and driver, who were jailed in November for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone.

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Tunisia working with UAE on terrorist threat from female jihadist returnees

TUNIS (Reuters) - The UAE, which angered Tunisia by banning Tunisian women from its passenger flights, has intelligence that female jihadists returning from Iraq or Syria might try to use Tunisian passports to stage terrorist attacks, a Tunisian government official said.

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Israel praises Guatemala over Jerusalem embassy move

JERUSALEM/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales drew praise from Israeli officials on Monday for deciding to relocate the Central American country's embassy to Jerusalem, a move in step with U.S. policy in a dispute over the city's status.

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Santorum: Praise best way to sway Trump

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) says praise is the best path to influence the President Trump.

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BRIEF-BB&T Raises Minimum Hourly Pay Rate, Provides One-Time Bonus

* BB&T INVESTS $152 MILLION OF TAX REFORM BENEFITS INTO ASSOCIATES AND COMMUNITIES

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Angry Cathay pilots vote to raise funds as buffer for potential management action

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Pilots at Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd voted in favor of raising funds as a buffer against any actions the Hong Kong airline may take against them, such as unilateral benefit changes or job losses, their union said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Japan aluminium premium raised to $103/T in Q1 -sources

* Producers' initial proposals were at $110-118/tonne -sources (Adds comment, detail)

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House still working on overhauling harassment procedures

House lawmakers have delayed plans to unveil a sweeping proposal that would change the decades-old law that put in place the system through which sexual harassment, discrimination and other workplace related claims on Capitol Hill are handled.

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BRIEF-Associated Banc-Corp To Raise Minimum Hourly Wage From $10 To $15 Per Hour

* ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP - ASSOCIATED BANK ANNOUNCED PLANS TO RAISE ITS MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE FROM $10 TO $15 PER HOUR

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OPEC starts working on oil supply cut exit strategy: sources

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - OPEC has started working on plans for an exit strategy from its deal to cut supplies with non-member producers, two OPEC sources said, a sign that an eventual winding down of the deal is coming onto producers' radar, at least in theory.

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Kremlin: U.S. arms license for Kiev may trigger new bloodshed in east Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The approval by the United States of an export license for Ukraine to buy certain light weapons and small arms from U.S. manufacturers may provoke "hotheads" among Ukrainian nationalists to seek to unleash a new bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 bln for global push

* Says new funds for AI, global expansion (Adds SoftBank confirmation, updates sourcing on Mubadala investment)

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Sequoia looks to raise about $6 bln for new fund- Recode

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley venture capital giant Sequoia Capital is in the early stages of raising $5 billion to $6 billion for a third global growth fund, Recode reported.

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China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 billion for global push

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co has raised $4 billion in a new funding round, the firm said on Thursday, boosting its war chest as it looks to expand overseas and intensify a challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.

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UPDATE 1-China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 bln for global push

* Says new funds for AI, global expansion (Adds company statement, changes sourcing)

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REFILE-Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4 bln - sources

BEIJING, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co, China's rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

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Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4 billion: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co, China's rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

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BRIEF-China's Didi Chuxing Raised $4 Bln In Its Latest Round Of Funding- WSJ, Citing Sources

* CHINA'S RIDE-SHARING PLATFORM DIDI CHUXING TECHNOLOGY HAS RAISED $4 BILLION IN ITS LATEST ROUND OF FUNDING- WSJ, CITING SOURCES

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Senators heap praise on Trump

Trump invited Republican members of Congress to the White House to celebrate passage of a major tax overhaul. They responded with a lot of praise.

Online Advertising nytimes.com

Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

The ability to aim a message at a particular audience has been a crucial marketing tool, but may be at odds with laws against bias in hiring.

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BRIEF-Mediavalet Intends To Raise Up To $7.5 Mln Through Two Equity Placements

* MEDIAVALET INC - INTENDS TO RAISE UP TO $7.5 MILLION THROUGH TWO EQUITY PLACEMENTS

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BRIEF-Wells Fargo & Co To Raise Minimum Hourly Pay Rate To $15

* SAYS ‍COMPANY'S INCREASED MINIMUM HOURLY PAY RATE OF $15 FOR U.S.-BASED TEAM MEMBERS GOES INTO EFFECT IN MARCH 2018​

The Varieties of Religious Experience (Book) nytimes.com

The Enthusiast: In Praise of William James

“The Varieties of Religious Experience” is a generous and endlessly insightful book about human nature.

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Ben Carson leads Trump and his cabinet in a prayer that praises Trump and his cabinet

In an unusual moment, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson led members of the Trump cabinet in prayer during a meeting on Tuesday, thanking God "for a President and for cabinet members who are courageous, who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future for those who come behind us."

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Russia working on defensive measures to counter possible new U.S. sanctions: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is working on defensive measures to prepare for possible new sanctions from the United States and other countries, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

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Gene therapy developer Orchard Therapeutics raises $110 million

(Reuters) - Orchard Therapeutics said on Wednesday it raised $110 million in the second round of funding as the drug developer looks to launch its gene therapy to treat a rare inherited disorder and beef up manufacturing facilities.

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Gene therapy developer Orchard Therapeutics raises $110 mln

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Orchard Therapeutics said on Wednesday it raised $110 million in the second round of funding as the drug developer looks to launch its gene therapy to treat a rare inherited disorder and beef up manufacturing facilities.

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Trump aides hope win on taxes will stem slide in poll numbers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Near the end of President Donald Trump's rocky first year in office, White House aides view imminent victory on a tax overhaul as a starting point to strengthen his weak approval ratings ahead of key congressional elections next November.

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Analysis: Donald Trump is never going to release his taxes

Sometime Wednesday, President Donald Trump will sign into law a massive overhaul of the US tax system -- a reordering of who pays what (and why) the likes of which we haven't seen since the Bush tax cut in 2001.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

G.O.P. Nears Triumph on Taxes as House Passes Bill

After the House approved the tax rewrite, the first significant legislative achievement of the Trump presidency was within reach for Republicans.

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BRIEF-Maana Raises $28 Million From CICC, Accenture And Other Strategic Investors

* ‍MAANA SAYS RAISES $28 MILLION FROM CHINA INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL CORP, EIGHT SQUARE CAPITAL AND NEW INVESTORS INCLUDE, ACCENTURE VENTURES, AND SINO CAPITAL​‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-AWE raises reserves estimate at flagship gas field amid takeover offers

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Australian gas producer AWE Ltd raised the reserves estimate on its flagship Waitsia gas field, and said further upgrades were likely, raising the stakes for two suitors vying to take over the company.

Income Tax nytimes.com

How Prepaying State and Local Taxes Could Save You Money

The tax bill bans 2017 deductions for prepayment of 2018 state income tax. But the rules differ for prepaid property taxes and fourth-quarter income taxes.

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BRIEF-Sienna Resources To Raise $2 Million For Cobalt And Lithium Project Development

* SIENNA RESOURCES TO RAISE $2 MILLION FOR COBALT AND LITHIUM PROJECT DEVELOPMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Virgin Hyperloop One names Richard Branson Chairman, raises $50 mln

(Reuters) - Virgin Hyperloop One said on Monday it has raised $50 million in new financing and named British billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, non-executive chairman.

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

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

European Regulators Open Investigation Into Ikea’s Taxes

The European Commission is concerned that tax rulings in the Netherlands may have allowed the retailer to pay less tax and gain an advantage.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

News Analysis: File Your Taxes on a Postcard? A G.O.P. Promise Marked Undeliverable

The tax bill on the cusp of being passed by Congress is not the grand simplification of the code that Republicans promised when they set out to eliminate tax breaks and cut the number of tax brackets.

Seasons and Months nytimes.com

Opinion: At the Solstice, in Praise of Darkness

Whatever your feelings about the longest night, the winter solstice is worth pausing to savor.

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Clooney is working on a Watergate series

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Attorney General Sessions has lukewarm praise for FBI after Trump attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who oversees the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Friday offered a tepid endorsement of the nation's leading law enforcement agency, which has been under attack by President Donald Trump and other Republicans.

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Speculators raise net-short dollar bets to $7.81 bln -CFTC, Reuters

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Speculators raised their net-short bets on the U.S. dollar to $7.81 billion in the latest week, the 22nd straight week of bearish bets against the U.S. currency, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commision calculated by Reuters.

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Trump called Putin yesterday to thank him after the Russian president praised him

President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What’s Stifling Pay Raises Is Also Curbing Economic Growth

As productivity growth lags, living standards for American workers do, too.

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India raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry.

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UPDATE 1-India raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple

* India's April-Oct goods imports up 22 pct y/y to $256.4 bln (Adds details, quote)

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Airbus board triggers shake-up to end succession row

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus confirmed the departure of planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier as part of a series of board moves on Friday to clear the air over succession plans following weeks of speculation surrounding Europe's largest aerospace firm.

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Beijing spared as smog triggers curbs on factories across northern China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Smog warnings across northern China have forced authorities to order factories to reduce output, construction sites to slow work, and the enforcement of limits on the use of diesel-fueled vehicles on Thursday.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Despise the Working Class

Unless you own a business or live off assets, you’re a second-class citizen in their eyes.

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Putin praises Trump, slams Russia probe

Russian President Vladimir Putin used a portion of his yearly news conference to praise Donald Trump and brushed off the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Al Franken continues working while departure date unclear

Even though he announced he would resign within "the coming weeks" amid accusations he groped women, Sen. Al Franken is still reporting for duty to Capitol Hill with no departure date set.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Exclusive: Guggenheim Partners working to quell investor concern about management

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top executives at asset manager and investment bank Guggenheim Partners LLC are working to quell clients' concerns about the fate of their chief executive officer and about an...

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Tech firm raises $118 million in virtual coin offer to fund blockchain phone

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Swiss-Israeli technology firm Sirin Labs said on Thursday it had raised $118 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) to support the development of an open source blockchain smartphone.

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Putin says U.S. gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day.

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Indian Hindu tried to raise money with video of killing of Muslim: police

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Hindu man in India tried to raise money for a campaign against minority Muslims by issuing an appeal for donations with a video he took and posted online showing him killing a Muslim, police said on Thursday.

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Sweden to raise minimum pension age as retirees live longer

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden will raise the minimum age at which workers can take their state pension over the coming years, a move designed to match an increase in average life spans, the major political parties said on Thursday.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

After Police Raid Kills Man, 69, Family Asks Why Trigger Was Pulled

Police said the man confronted officers with a machete when they raided his Bronx apartment. Now the raid, and the investigation that led to it, are under scrutiny.

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BRIEF-Deutsche Bank Raises Prime Lending Rate To 4.50 Pct

* DEUTSCHE BANK- CO'S NEW YORK BRANCH, DEUTSCHE BANK NEW YORK, SUBSIDIARY DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS RAISED PRIME LENDING FROM 4.25% TO 4.50%

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BRIEF-Keycorp Raises Its Prime Lending Rate To 4.50 Percent

* KEYCORP RAISES ITS PRIME LENDING RATE TO 4.50 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Citibank Says Raised Base Lending Rate To 4.50% From 4.25%

* CITIBANK SAYS RAISED ITS BASE LENDING RATE TO 4.50% FROM 4.25%, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 14, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth.

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Fed raises rates again