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

Op-Ed Columnist: The Real Russia Scandal

It’s not just what they did to us. It’s our leader’s sympathy with a dictator.

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'Tiger Cub' Griffin shuts his Blue Ridge hedge fund after 21 years

BOSTON (Reuters) - John Griffin is shutting his $6 billion Blue Ridge Capital hedge fund after more than two decades, becoming the latest high profile investor to liquidate his business as industry...

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Votorantim Energia, Canada pension board form JV to invest in power

(Reuters) - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Brazil's Votorantim Group's energy unit Votorantim Energia have formed a joint venture that will buy two operational wind parks in...

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BRIEF-Power Corporation Announces The Retirement Of Henri-Paul Rousseau

* POWER CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE RETIREMENT OF HENRI-PAUL ROUSSEAU

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is This Genocide?

Survivors describe Myanmar soldiers killing men, raping women and burning babies in a Rohingya village.

Blacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Can Black Voters Turn the South Blue?

Doug Jones’ victory shows the importance of investing in African-American turnout.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Glory of Democracy

Thomas Mann lays down some truth.

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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Hewitt comes out of retirement to play doubles at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is to come out of retirement temporarily and play doubles with compatriot Sam Groth at next month's Australian Open, local media reported on Friday.

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Investors pull most money in 2017 from U.S. stock funds: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled $16.2 billion from U.S.-based equity funds during the latest week, according to Lipper, marking the largest withdrawals since December 2016.

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BRIEF-Ellington Residential Mortgage Reit announces CFO retirement

* ELLINGTON RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE REIT ANNOUNCES EXPECTED RETIREMENT OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER LISA MUMFORD

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BRIEF-Ellington Financial announces CFO retirement

* ELLINGTON FINANCIAL LLC ANNOUNCES EXPECTED RETIREMENT OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER LISA MUMFORD

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House Speaker Ryan mulls retirement after 2018 elections: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidants he would like to retire after the 2018 congressional elections, Politico reported on Thursday, but the Wisconsin lawmaker and an aide played down the report, saying he wasn't quitting any time soon.

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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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House Speaker Ryan mulling retirement after 2018 elections: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, would like to retire after the November congressional elections, Politico said on Thursday, but he said he was not quitting.

Gillibrand, Kirsten E nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump, Champion of Women. (No, Really.)

On his watch, female politicians with White House ambitions are rising.

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Column: New U.S. state retirement plans are welcome, but why so expensive?

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Next month, Oregon will become the first U.S. state to start automatically signing up workers to save for retirement if they do not already have a workplace 401(k).

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Democrats Are Walking Into a Trumpian Trap

In politics, the wealth effect usually beats the yuck factor.

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Vivienne Tam scales fashion peaks with China Chic

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of us are fortunate to find a calling in life early on, and for Vivienne Tam it was literally by design.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump’s Gift to Women

His conduct has spurred women to action.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Omen of Alabama

The Resistance has its own Southern Strategy.

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Use balance transfers to start 2018 with path to pay off debt

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates, as it did on Wednesday by a quarter-percentage point, the first pinch consumers usually feel is higher interest rates on...

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CME Group veteran, post-trade head Taylor to retire at year-end

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Kim Taylor, CME Group veteran and post-trade head, will retire from the world's largest exchange group at the end of the year, she said in an email to Reuters.

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Activist investor Primestone urges Tennant to merge with Nilfisk

COPENHAGEN/LONDON (Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Primestone Capital on Wednesday urged U.S. cleaning equipment company Tennant and Danish peer Nilfisk to consider merging after building up minority...

Voting and Voters nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Scam I Am: Why is the G.O.P. Rushing This Tax Abomination?

It’s bad politics as well as bad policy, but Republicans either don’t get that or don’t care

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DoubleLine's Gundlach says investors should add commodities in portfolios: CNBC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said on Wednesday that his best investment idea for the new year is commodities, against the backdrop of increasing global economic activity and...

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N.Y. power seen sufficient after Indian Point nuclear retirement: report

(Reuters) - New York's power grid operator said on Wednesday the state should have enough electricity after the closure of two reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2020 and 2021, as new sources of mostly natural gas-fired generation enter service.

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Grad students plead for mercy from U.S. tax overhaul

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Graduate student Mollie Marr is worried that the U.S. tax overhaul working its way through Congress will force her and many other fellow students to give up on their educations.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Roy Moore Is Staying Home

And Republicans will be in an even bigger hurry to pass their tax plan.

Germany nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: In Trump World, the Need for Disobedience

When immense power is in erratic hands, the readiness of subordinates to disobey becomes critical. Even a dog knows that.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Alabama Says No to Trump’s Tribalism

This was a real sign of health.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: As Goes Moore, So Goes Trumpism

A defeat in Alabama should inspire a course correction in the White House — but it won’t.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thank Heaven for . . . Alabama?

If this deep-red state isn’t beyond redemption, then America isn’t, either.

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Public pension funded ratio up in third quarter 2017: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The funded status of 100 of the largest U.S. public pension plans grew by $36 billion in third quarter of 2017, boosted by strong equity returns, according to a report released...

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Desjardins, credit union centrals, Cumis to form Aviso Wealth

(Reuters) - Canadian asset manager Desjardins Group is partnering with five credit union centrals and insurer Cumis Group to form a wealth management firm with about C$55 billion ($42.74 billion) in...

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What Happens if the Tax Bill Is a Revenue Disaster?

Market response may be muted; the big impact may be political.

Blacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Voter Fraud in Alabama

Also: More on Susan Collins’s mistake.

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Vanguard looks to blockchain for index data

BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group Inc is moving to use blockchain to simplify how it updates index data underlying mutual funds, executives said on Monday, an important sign of confidence for the new...

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The write stuff: Life lessons from author James Patterson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The White Supremacy Caucus

Roy Moore, Donald Trump and Republican racism

Social Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What’s Wrong With Radicalism

Today’s radicalism is unusual. For starters, we have radical anger without radical policies.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Steve Mnuchin Pulls a Paul Ryan

A Treasury report on tax cuts that’s a sick joke, but very much in the modern G.O.P. tradition.

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Fidelity keeps $2 billion mandate in New York after star manager's departure

BOSTON (Reuters) - A large New York state retirement plan said on Monday it would keep a popular Fidelity tech fund, whose portfolio manager recently left the company after being accused of sexual...

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Marcato says Deckers' rejected offer to settle proxy contest

BOSTON (Reuters) - After months of turning up the heat on Deckers Outdoor Corp, hedge fund Marcato Capital Management recently proposed a settlement that the UGG boot maker rejected, a filing...

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Retirement linked to longer, better sleep

(Reuters Health) – As work worries abate, sleep difficulties may also diminish when workers make the transition to retirement, according to a recent study from Finland.

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Fidelity fund keeps $2 billion mandate in New York after manager's departure

BOSTON (Reuters) - A popular Fidelity Investments tech fund, whose manager left the company after being accused of sexual harassment, has retained a mandate to manage more than $2 billion for a New...

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Marcato sets condition for Deckers interviewing its nominees

(Reuters) - Marcato said on Monday it was open to a proposal by Deckers Outdoor Corp's board to interview the activist investor's nominees only if the footwear maker was willing to reach a settlement...

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U.S. fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

(Reuters) - Fund managers are racing to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoin after futures contracts based on the high-flying digital currency began trading on Sunday.

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Two fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

(Reuters) - Two fund managers are going back to U.S. securities regulators for permission to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoin, filings showed on Monday, after futures contracts...

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Roy Moore Edge

Surfing political sex scandals.

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RPT-COLUMN-The boldest market call for 2018? The consensus: McGeever

LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Credit markets should brace for a U.S. recession, the U.S. yield curve will invert and growth in America will reach President Trump's lofty and oft-derided target of 4 percent.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Rise of the Roypublicans

The Republican Party won’t be able to shake Roy Moore’s values if he wins.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists

And your health care may suffer for it.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: An Abomination. A Monster. That’s Me?

Vilifying whiteness and maleness isn’t just illiberal. It’s bad politics.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Baker and the Empire

In search of a less existential politics.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Roadkill on Capitol Hill

It has taken decades and many sexual harassment scandals, but this time it may be a real change.

Temple Mount (Jerusalem) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Jerusalem Denial Complex

Dispense with pieties about the city of the pious.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Great Al Franken Moment

His downfall was really a positive sign of the times.

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SEC to delay mutual fund disclosures in cybersecurity push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday it would delay new submissions of portfolio data by mutual funds, as the regulator beefs up its cybersecurity.

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UBS investment bank head wary on 2018 outlook

ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of Swiss bank UBS's investment banking business gave a cautious outlook for market conditions next year, with fees set to fall again and volatility staying low.

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City of London sticks to Brexit plans despite progress

LONDON (Reuters) - London's financial industry welcomed progress on a divorce deal with the European Union on Friday but said it saw little reason to alter preparations for when Britain leaves the EU.

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Chicago cop: 'We can't arrest our way out of this'

Jennifer Maddox is no stranger to the violence in the city of Chicago.

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COLUMN-The boldest market call for 2018? The consensus: McGeever

LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Credit markets should brace for a U.S. recession, the U.S. yield curve will invert and growth in America will reach President Trump's lofty and oft-derided target of 4 percent.

Jerusalem (Israel) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: There Was No Peace Process for Trump to Destroy

The president’s Jerusalem statement was reckless but better than peace-talk blather.

Conservatism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is Rotting

The party is selling its soul, doing harm to every cause it purports to serve.

Inheritance and Estate Taxes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republican War on Children

Health care for a thousand kids, or tax breaks for one wealthy heir? The G.O.P. prefers the second.

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 billion of inflows, largest since June: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors'...

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Investment funds buy $9.481 billion two-year note in November: U.S. Treasury

(Reuters) - Large investment managers bought $9.481 billion at a 2-year note auction held in November,

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here

The #MeToo movement works only with men who can be shamed.

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Gross warns Fed should be 'more cautious' amid investor bond binge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Influential bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Henderson Investors warned Thursday the Federal Reserve should be "more cautious and easier" in its interest-rate hiking campaign,...

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Retail disruption is nothing compared to gnarly first jobs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If any industry is in the throes of total disruption right now, it is retail.

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Column: U.S. Republicans sharpen knives for retirement program cuts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Traditionally, U.S. politicians avoid talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare close to election time.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Four Questions About American Greatness

We must not lose sight of what really makes our country special in the modern world.

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Yes, she's judging you: Luvvie Ajayi on writing a bestselling life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sometimes in life, the best teachers are not elder statesmen who have been around for decades. Sometimes we can learn the most from young entrepreneurs who are creating something...

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COLUMN-Indonesia's Freeport-Rio plan masks longer-term issues: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A proposed three-way deal between the Indonesian government, Rio Tinto and Freeport-McMoRan to clean up the ownership of the giant Grasberg copper-gold mine looks like one of those rare situations where everybody wins.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: We’ll Be Cheerful if It Kills Us

That gun bill is back, but then again, there’s a hero cat.

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Columnist: Trump gave away the crown jewel

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman criticized President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there, saying Trump "gave away the crown jewel of American foreign policy for free."

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Proxy firm ISS advises shareholders to back Marcato at Deckers

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday suggested shareholders back hedge fund Marcato's choice of directors at Deckers Outdoor Corp, switching its...

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Proxy advisory firm ISS switches Deckers recommendation to Marcato nominees

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

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and the Art of the Giveaway

I’ve never seen a president give up so much to so many for so little.

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My taxes probably are going up. Are yours?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - No matter what version of the U.S. tax overhaul being considered by Congress becomes law, it looks like I am going to be paying more in taxes next year.

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Study abroad appeals to more U.S. college students, but costs can mount

CHICAGO (Reuters) - While most college seniors are still hoping to land a good job after graduation, Kelsey Berg is set.

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Short-seller Muddy Waters bets against OSI Systems

BOSTON (Reuters) - Carson Block, founder of short-seller Muddy Waters LLC, which gained prominence with a bet against a Chinese timber company, said he is shorting OSI Systems Inc, sending the...

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republic Will Survive the Tax Bill

Yes, it’s dreadful policy. But it will be easier to reverse than other Trump priorities.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Living With the Republican Tax Plan

A disappointing bill that could be worse.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Obsession With Iran Is Driving the Mideast and the U.S. Crazy

There are better ways to respond to Iran’s attempts to spread its influence.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Could Really Use a Friend

You don’t end up with much of a heart if you never exercise it.

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Gundlach says 'strange environment' to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach, who voted for President Donald Trump, warned on Tuesday that it is a "strange environment" to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes...

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Disrupt This! Innovation ETFs are storming the market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com is disrupting retail. Airbnb is disrupting hotels. Uber is disrupting transportation. Who is going to be disrupted next?

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BRIEF-Redhill Biopharma provides 2017 year-end business update

* REDHILL BIOPHARMA LTD - ‍COST REDUCTION PLAN IS IN PLACE TO GRADUALLY REDUCE AVERAGE QUARTERLY CASH BURN RATE IN 2018 TO APPROXIMATELY $8.5 MILLION​

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BRIEF-People Corp announces year-end and quarter-end financial results

* PEOPLE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES YEAR-END AND QUARTER-END FINANCIAL RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Q&A: Designer Rachel Roy learned to bend so she will not break

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Going from a California teen working in a clothing store to making dresses for Michelle Obama has been quite the trajectory for fashion designer Rachel Roy.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Roy Moore’s Enablers

Stand by him now, stay linked to him forever.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Mueller’s Facts and Trump’s Make-Believe

The president’s credo: “Just tell them and they believe you.”

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: No Wonder Millennials Hate Capitalism

A generation maligned as entitled whiners will be particularly hard hit by the Republicans’ wretched tax bill.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Not to Advance Gay Marriage

It’s just a wedding cake, not a wedding. There was a better solution than going to court.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Are Coming for Your Benefits

They never cared about deficits, but will gladly use them as an excuse to take away aid for those who need it.

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Democrats agree to talk to Trump, Republicans on year-end agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress said on Monday they had accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump to meet with him and Republican leaders to discuss year-end legislative priorities, including efforts to fund the government and avoid a shutdown.

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Top Democrats in Congress accept Trump offer to meet on year-end priorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress said on Monday they had accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump to meet with him and Republican leaders to discuss year-end legislative priorities, including efforts to fund the government and avoid a shutdown.

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Fidelity clients suffer second website glitch in week

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

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Fidelity says some customers cannot access accounts

BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments said on Monday some of its clients could not access their accounts on the company's website, the second time in a week that the large online brokerage operator...

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Ghost of Steve Bannon

He is still guiding Trump’s ideology.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: A Fractured 2017

As the world lurches into a new year, peace feels fragile, the truth is blurred and spectacle has taken over.

Marriages nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Sterile Society

After we purge the Weinsteins and Lauers, our mating rituals still need help.

Teeth and Dentistry nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: For the Holidays, Pull a Tooth or Save a Life

Here are ideas for gifts that will make a difference.

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Longtime Michigan congressman announces retirement

Longtime Michigan Democratic Rep. Sander Levin announced Saturday that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

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Feds: Women tested ricin recipe on retirement community

The cupboard above the stove in Betty Miller's retirement apartment contained bottles labeled "apple seed," "cherry seed," "castor beans," and "ricin," the FBI says.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Deck the Halls With White House Folly

Fa-la-la-la-la with President Merry Christmas.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: Writing at the Speed of Trump’s Scandals

In which a columnist attempts to keep up with White House news.

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Chicago police tout 14% homicide drop

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Advisory firms split on Deckers' proxy contest vote

(Reuters) - Two proxy advisory firms on Friday weighed in on one of the year's most bitter proxy battles with one backing UGG boot maker Deckers' management and the other giving partial support to...

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Hedge fund Tudor shuts one portfolio; Jones to play bigger role

BOSTON (Reuters) - Paul Tudor Jones, one of Wall Street's most prominent investors, is restructuring his Tudor Investment Corp. by liquidating one portfolio and planning to play a bigger role in...

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Vermont woman charged with making deadly poison ricin in retirement home

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Vermont woman who planned to poison herself manufactured the deadly ricin substance in the retirement home where she lived and tested it on her fellow residents, federal officials said in court papers.

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Mednax fielding takeover interest from buyout firms: sources

(Reuters) - Mednax Inc, a U.S. healthcare network operator targeted by activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, is fielding acquisition interest from several private equity firms, according to...

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Exclusive: Mednax fielding takeover interest from buyout firms - sources

(Reuters) - Mednax Inc, a U.S. healthcare network operator targeted by activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, is fielding acquisition interest from several private equity firms, according to...

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Senate Tax Madness

Major tax legislation should not be passed with extreme haste.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: It’s a Gay, Gay, Gay Government

When the rainbow flag drapes every elected official, does it change a city’s hue?

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Farthest Point of a Burmese Journey

It was plunder, plunder over generations, that had produced this desolation and violence.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Cracking Up

The president is acting more deranged than usual, but Republicans in Congress don’t care.

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U.S.-based money market funds post $33 billion inflows, largest of 2017: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $33 billion into U.S.-based money market funds during the week ended Nov. 29, the largest inflows of 2017, Lipper data showed on Thursday, in a sign that...

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans’ Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

Bad faith touches every aspect of the G.O.P.’s sales pitch to ram a bill through.

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Hedge fund Hutchin Hill shuts down after three bad years

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Neil Chriss said on Thursday he is closing his $2.2 billion firm Hutchin Hill Capital LP after three years of poor performance.

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Hedge fund Hutchin Hill shutting down: letter

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Neil Chriss said on Thursday he is closing his $2.2 billion firm Hutchin Hill Capital LP after a period of poor performance.

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Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

LONDON (Reuters) - European hedge funds Bodenholm Capital and Westray Capital Management revealed they had taken short selling positions on some media companies, bets that their stock prices will...

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New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities...

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ratifies administrative law judges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it had ratified the prior appointment of its administrative law judges.

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U.S. regional banks delve deeper into advisory services to boost growth

(Reuters) - Squeezed by lower loan growth as interest rates finally begin to rise, regional U.S. banks have been giving more financial advice to mid-sized companies and affluent Americans to drive...

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Column: To the year-end checklist, add mandatory retirement withdrawals

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nothing good lasts forever, and so it is with tax-deferred retirement saving - that is, the deferred part.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Proxy of Racism

The Trump doctrine is white supremacy.

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Elon Musk to compete to fund high-speed Loop in Chicago

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk said on Tuesday The Boring Company will compete to fund, build and operate a high-speed Loop connecting O'Hare Airport to downtown Chicago.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Oh Lord, Now the Gun Thing’s Back

This is a very bad year.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Are We Headed Toward a New Korean War?

We have a failed strategy with a hopeless goal.

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

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

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Wavering Senators Buy Trump’s Assurances on Taxes. Really.

Senators who voiced concerns about the tax bill say everything will be fine because Trump said so. Then he sold them land in the Everglades.

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Illinois' $750 million bonds won by BofA with still hefty yields

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch won $750 million of Illinois bonds in competitive bidding on Wednesday as the state faced a lingering market penalty for its fiscal and political...

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Lambs of the Senate

Uncommitted senators are squandering their leverage on the tax bill.

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Exotix Capital appoints Basni Jashapara to senior role

(Reuters) - Emerging markets-focused investment bank Exotix Capital named Basni Jashapara as its new head of EMEA sales for research, analytics and data.

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Citi Private Bank appoints Andrew Keating as UK Private Banker

(Reuters) - Citi Private Bank (CPB), a unit of Citigroup Inc that caters to wealthy individuals and families, appointed Andrew Keating as UK Private Banker.

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VAM Funds names Robert Gordon director of two funds

(Reuters) - Luxembourg-based fund management company VAM Funds appointed Robert Gordon as a director of VAM Funds and VAM Managed Funds.

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Weatherbys Private Bank names associate director

(Reuters) - Weatherbys Private Bank appointed Henry Taylor as an associate director.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Treacherous Burmese Road from Mandalay

The dangers of a country poised between democracy and “dictatorship with a Constitution.”

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Race and Class and What Happened in 2016

Arguing, again, about whether racism or populism made Trump president.

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COLUMN-Modest Bank of Japan move could spark major market flows: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The era of super-cheap money is ending, and stocks' remarkable run to new highs and bond yields' refusal to shoot higher suggest world markets are taking this seismic monetary policy shift in their stride.

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RPT-COLUMN-Cobalt, the heart of darkness in the shiny electric vehicle story: Andy Home

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The electric vehicle (EV) story continues to gather momentum, with even major oil companies scrambling to join the coming green energy revolution.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Forget Trump and Discover the World

For instance, India can teach us the power of digitized data.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Vanguard to offer its first active ETF lineup in U.S.

BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group Inc on Tuesday said it will offer six actively managed exchange traded funds aimed at giving investors exposure to specific factors like low volatility or liquidity,...

PersonalFinance reuters.com

RBC Investor & Treasury Services expands product management team

(Reuters) - RBC Investor & Treasury Services, a unit of Royal Bank of Canada, appointed Annette Niebuhr as managing director, network management within its product management team.

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SEC looking at fixed-income markets with 'greater focus': Clayton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton said on Tuesday that the SEC has formed a group to examine fixed-income markets with the goal of protecting retail...

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Four Big Tax Deceptions

How the tax plan’s defenders are selling it.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

New ETF joins fight against sexual harassment in workplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exchange-traded fund is being introduced for investors who want their money kept far away from sexual harassment in the workplace.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: Odds Are, Russia Owns Trump

There is ample evidence the president is not working for America first.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Tax Scam in History

Republicans try to create a safe space for political double talk.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: When You’re Promoted, Not Punished After a Scandal

Don’t forget that Donald Trump won the presidency even after a sexual harassment scandal.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

U.S. Labor Department delays final part of fiduciary rule

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor issued an 18-month-delay on Monday for key parts of its retirement rule, including one that would require brokers to ask clients if they feel that...

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BRIEF-Macerich Sells Office Building In Chicago For $86.4 Mln

* ‍SALE OF AN OFFICE BUILDING AT 500 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE IN CHICAGO FOR $86.4 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Kazakhstan hopes for Karachaganak gas field deal by year-end

ASTANA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan hopes to settle a dispute with global energy companies developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field in the coming weeks, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev told reporters on Monday.

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Kazakhstan hopes for Karachaganak deal by year-end

ASTANA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan hopes to settle a dispute with global energy majors developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field in the coming weeks, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev told reporters on Monday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Will These Senators Live Up to Their Own Principles?

President Trump’s tax bill violates those principles.

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From taxes to a spy program, Republicans under pressure as year-end agenda looms

It's the end of a year that has left Republicans with little to show for their sweeping control of the government -- and now, it's crunch time.

Evangelical Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is There an Evangelical Crisis?

Trump is testing whether identity or theology defines his evangelical supporters.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Ivanka, Louise and the Little People

What a regal and perverse populism the Trump administration continues to practice.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Myanmar Is Not a Simple Morality Tale

The West made a saint of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Rohingya crisis revealed a politician.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: AT&T’s C.E.O. Meets Trump’s Justice

Economic policy driven by presidential pique.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

France cuts cost of sacking traders to lure banks post-Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) - The French parliament has approved measures to cut the cost of sacking traders by excluding their bonuses from compulsory redundancy payouts, in a move aimed at luring banks'...

Music nytimes.com

New York Punk, Out of Retirement

Rockers from the downtown scene of the 1970s and ’80s are keeping the flame alive, and their gray-haired fans are happy to party like it’s 1979.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: America: The Redeemer Nation

Trying to find a new national narrative.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: On Feeling Thankful but Fearful

America gave me so much, but are we still that country?

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last

The crown prince has big plans to bring back a level of tolerance to a society that was once a moderate

worldNews reuters.com

Russia likely to reduce troops in Syria before year-end: military chief

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - The size of Russia's military force in Syria is likely to be significantly reduced and a drawdown could start before the end of the year, the chief of the Russian military general staff said on Thursday.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: My Brother Kevin’s Not Tired of Winning

In his annual Thanksgiving column, Kevin Dowd answers the burning question about his continuing support of Donald Trump: How can he?

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Sovereign funds pull $3.7 billion from global stock, bond markets in third quarter

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) withdrew more money from global stock and bond markets in the third quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower pace with net outflows of $3.7 billion, data...

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thanksgiving Gratitude for a Father’s Lesson

Who are today’s role models on acting like gentlemen?

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thankfully Recommitting to Resistance

If anything, resisting Trump feels even more urgent than last year.

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CORRECTED-COLUMN-Data breach class actions are the least of Uber’s problems: Frankel

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - On Tuesday, Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, disclosed that in late 2016, hackers got hold of personal data belonging to 57 million Uber drivers and riders. Uber did not report the incident to riders or drivers when it occurred, Khosrowshahi said. As Reuters reported Wednesday, the company paid the hackers $100,000 in exchange for their assurances the stolen data would be destroyed.

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RPT-COLUMN-CME turns up the heat on LME with new copper contract: Andy Home

* CME copper open interest and fund positioning: http://tmsnrt.rs/2AmRdTg

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Vanguard's Davis makes case for index funds even in tough times

BOSTON (Reuters) - The rush of money into big index funds has raised concerns about whether they would still prove attractive in a downturn, an issue taking on more importance especially for industry...

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Illinois returns to muni market with $750 million bond sale

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois, which sold $6 billion of bonds last month to raise money to pay overdue bills, will be back in the U.S. municipal market next week with another $750 million of debt.

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COLUMN-CME turns up the heat on LME with new copper contract: Andy Home

* CME copper open interest and fund positioning: http://tmsnrt.rs/2AmRdTg

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Your Money: Uncertain future for those counting on medical deductions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - At a retirement community near Chicago, Jay Schachner and his friends are nervously awaiting the fate of their medical expenses amid U.S. tax overhaul.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Angela Merkel’s Failure May Be Just What Europe Needs

The chancellor’s inability to form a coalition government could push continental elites to become more accountable to the public.

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RPT-COLUMN-One more sterling risk that may be less than first thought: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Given the disarray the British government finds itself in right now, there's not an insignificant chance of the country enduring another general election next year and left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming an unlikely prime minister.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Bruni: Jeff Flake Spoke Up. Time to Put Up.

Some Senate Republicans are appalled by Donald Trump? Then deny him tax reform.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Citi hit with $6.5 million in U.S. fines over student loans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said on Tuesday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for allegedly harming borrowers with student loan servicing...

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U.S. consumer agency hits Citi with $6.5 million in fines over education lending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Friday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for alleged student loan servicing failures it said had harmed...

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Your Money: Gear up for a big year of giving

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If proposed tax overhaul changes are adopted, giving to charity for tax reasons will no longer be as valuable for most people as it is this year.

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FINRA fines JPMorgan $1.25 million for failures in employee background checks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said on Tuesday it fined JPMorgan Chase & Co's securities division $1.25 million for failing to conduct adequate background checks on...

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Paris watchdog win bolsters its fight for Brexit banks

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - The surprise decision to move the European Banking Authority to Paris will boost its chances of attracting London banks after Brexit, French officials said on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong tribunal fines HSBC private bank $51 million for Lehman-linked products

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong tribunal on Tuesday imposed a fine of HK$400 million ($51 million) on the private banking unit of HSBC in a case related to the sale of Lehman Brothers-linked...

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RPT-COLUMN-Euro political risk creeps back on markets' radar as German talks fail: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - In an ironic twist for world markets, the collapse of German government coalition talks has suddenly revived the spectre of European political risk that appeared to have been laid to rest with the election of France's Emmanuel Macron in May.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment

The case of Al Franken shows how painful and confusing it is when the #MeToo juggernaut comes for men we respect.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Evil Is Tech?

Our devices consume our time and dilute our social interactions.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

Con men get really angry when someone points out their con.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Rising Medicare costs leave many U.S. seniors with a flat COLA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Millicent Graves will get a raise from Social Security next year, but her household budget will get worse, not better.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The prospect of bankers pouring into Frankfurt from post-Brexit Britain has worried local residents anxious about the effect on an already dire housing shortage but also...

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Economist Dan Ariely has a fix for our financial foibles

NEW YORK(Reuters) - No offense, but you are probably dumb with money.

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COLUMN-Euro political risk creeps back on markets' radar as German talks fail: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - In an ironic twist for world markets, the collapse of German government coalition talks has suddenly revived the spectre of European political risk that appeared to have been laid to rest with the election of France's Emmanuel Macron in May.

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BRIEF-‍U.S. Steel responds to city of Chicago press conference​

* ‍U. S. STEEL ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CITY OF CHICAGO'S NOV. 19, 2017, PRESS CONFERENCE​

Automobiles nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: America Is Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths

Only a few decades ago, the United States was not — and it doesn’t need to be now.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: This Is a Man Problem

To fight sexual harassment, we have to re-examine our masculinity.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What if Ken Starr Was Right?

Revisiting the 1990s and realizing that impeachment was reasonable.