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NYPD beefs up presence for the holidays

Days after a man set off a homemade explosive in the heart of the nation's largest subway system, Mark Murphy sat reading on a New York A train and -- like others around him -- displaying no obvious worry.

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Ask Real Estate: Holiday Tipping: A Fraught Apartment Building Tradition

Two New Yorkers wonder how much to tip building staff at the holidays.

Christmas nytimes.com

Welcome to Chez Santa. Do You Have a Reservation?

The annual trip to the department store has long been a Christmas tradition, but in 2017, you can’t just show up anymore.

Christmas Trees nytimes.com

1,000 Miles, Four Families, One Christmas Tree

A balsam fir tree’s journey from a farm in Nova Scotia to a living room in Ridgewood, Queens, reveals the hard work necessary to deliver holiday cheer.

Christmas nytimes.com

Opinion: Have a Very Merry War on Christmas

America has a new religion: Fox evangelicalism.

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UPDATE 1-Tobacco industry trumps as India court cancels stringent health labelling rules

* Court said federal rule on bigger tobacco warnings arbitrary

Movies nytimes.com

Don’t Be the Parent You See in Holiday Films

Beloved characters in some of our favorite holiday films set truly poor examples. What were they thinking?

Windows nytimes.com

Sunday Routine: How Roya Sullivan, Designer of Macy’s Holiday Windows, Spends Her Sundays

For the woman behind the festive department store displays: family, art and plenty of Earl Grey tea.

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BRIEF-Snyder's-Lance Hires Bank To Weigh Sale After Campbell Approach- CNBC

* SNYDER'S-LANCE HIRES BANK TO WEIGH SALE AFTER CAMPBELL APPROACH- CNBC, CITING SOURCES‍​ Source text : http://cnb.cx/2zdb8T5 Further company coverage:

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Pier 1 Imports slumps 30 percent; holiday optimism disappears

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Pier 1 Imports Inc's stock lost nearly a third of its value on Thursday and its main competitors' shares also fell after the furniture and home decorations retailer warned the holiday shopping season was not going well.

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Apple releases its most expensive computer

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Record number of Americans to travel during Christmas holiday: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Apple Inc Releases iMac Pro

* APPLE INC - IMAC PRO IS AVAILABLE ON DECEMBER 14, STARTING AT AN APPLE RETAIL PRICE OF $4,999 (US) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Moore releases video, refuses to concede

Republican Roy Moore released a video following Alabama's US Senate election. He says he will not concede to Democrat Doug Jones.

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Seasonal flu kills more globally than previously thought -U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll.

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Swiss church bells ring out after dark as court upholds nighttime chiming

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss church can let its bells ring out in celebration after the country's highest court overturned a restriction on its peeling chimes demanded by a local couple.

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Westfield $16 billion Unibail-Rodamco sale rings the bell on retail's next chapter

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For investors in Australia's Westfield Corp , its $16 billion sale to European property giant Unibail-Rodamco may mark a turning point for a mall industry under pressure to reinvent itself amid fierce online competition.

Christmas nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: My Favorite Holiday Movie Involves a Giant Rabbit

If the season means anything at all, it’s about believing in things we cannot actually see.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Announces Holiday Eviction Moratorium And Confirms Natural Disaster Relief Policies

* FREDDIE MAC ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY EVICTION MORATORIUM; CONFIRMS NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF POLICIES

Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps nytimes.com

How to Clean Up Your Holiday Messes

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

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Palace releases new portrait of Britain's Prince Philip

LONDON (Reuters) - Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth's husband announced his retirement from active public life.

Christmas Trees nytimes.com

How Much for That Tree? $35 in Harlem, or $135 in SoHo

A shortage of evergreens, originating with the recession, has driven prices up in New York. Ultimately, though, what you pay depends on where you live.

Gifts nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them

Connected devices come with risks. Prioritize children’s privacy.

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GOP shutdown solution is a holiday mirage

Pasta nytimes.com

City Kitchen: A Spinach Lasagna Worthy of a Holiday Feast

Time-consuming but magnificent, this is a lasagna fancy enough for holiday dinners.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Served still warm from the oven, pancetta and sage gougères are an indulgent and elegant hors d’oeuvres.

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BRIEF-ITG Releases Nov 2017 U.S. Trading Volumes And Provides International Trading Commission Update

* ITG RELEASES NOVEMBER 2017 U.S. TRADING VOLUMES AND PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMMISSION UPDATE

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New York Today: New York Today: Deciphering Holiday Dress Codes

Friday: Fashion experts’ tips on seasonal party attire, your weekend lineup and lessons on lightsabers.

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Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

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UPDATE 4-Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

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Bitcoin flirts with $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high just shy of $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 60 percent in just over a week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin flirts with $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high just shy of $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 60 percent in just over a week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

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France's Ubisoft delays three releases, back catalog sales remain strong

(Reuters) - French video game producer Ubisoft said on Thursday it was delaying the release of three games and lowering its 2017/18 sales goals while raising its targeted profit margin.

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BRIEF-Google Releases Content Removal Request Data for January-June 2017

* SAYS EXPANDING NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS SECTION, RELEASING NEW DATA ON REQUESTS FROM GOVTS TO REMOVE CONTENT

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These cozy home goods are the perfect gift for the holidays

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Ubisoft delays three releases, lowers 2017/2018 sales outlook

(Reuters) - French video game producer Ubisoft said on Thursday it was delaying the release of three games and lowering its 2017/18 sales outlook.

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UPDATE 2-Lululemon forecasts upbeat holiday quarter, shares rise 7 pct

* Holiday-quarter sales expectation beats estimates (Adds conference call details, analyst comments; updates share move)

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UPDATE 1-Lululemon forecasts upbeat holiday quarter, shares rise

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected profit and gave an upbeat holiday-quarter forecast, sending its shares up 6 percent in after-hours trading.

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UPDATE 2-American Eagle expects strong holiday earnings but lower margins

* Shares rise 5 pct but pare gains after margins forecast (Adds executive and analyst comments, updates share price)

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UPDATE 1-American Eagle forecasts strong holiday-quarter earnings

Dec 6 (Reuters) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc on Wednesday forecast strong earnings for the key holiday selling season and delivered third-quarter comparable sales ahead of Wall Street targets, driven by robust demand for its Aerie line of lingerie.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: How Trains Helped Create the Holidays

Wednesday: The linked histories of trains and the holiday season, lightings around town, and a Christmas tree of lobster traps.

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Haye's rematch with Bellew to take place in May

(Reuters) - The postponed rematch between former heavyweight world champion David Haye and fellow Briton Tony Bellew has been scheduled for May 5 at the O2 Arena in London, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

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Winter holiday travel forecast to give U.S. airlines needed boost

(Reuters) - The holiday travel period will be busier than last year for U.S. airlines, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday, as affordable fares and an improving economy make air travel more accessible.

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UPS sees some delivery delays after surge in online holiday orders

(Reuters) - United Parcel Service said on Tuesday some deliveries were being delayed because of a surge in holiday online shopping orders during the peak shipping period.

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U.S. judge approves Toys 'R' Us bonus plan to spur holiday shopping

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us won court approval on Tuesday for plan to pay top executives up to $21 million in bonuses by arguing that the money will incentivize them to boost the bankrupt retailer's sales during the critical year-end shopping season.

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Sprint expects pace of customer defections to slow in holiday quarter

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp expects the pace of customer defections to slow in the key holiday quarter, helped by higher promotions, its chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: A Global Feast for the Holidays

Tuesday: Cooking with immigrant chefs in the city, a not-so-silent night and a nudist anniversary.

healthNews reuters.com

Denmark's Alk Abello suspends dividend to support North America investment

(Reuters) - Danish pharma company Alk Abello said on Monday it would invest 1 billion Danish crowns ($159 million) in its North America business, a move that is expected put a lid on earnings and revenue growth in the near term.

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Danish pharma company Alk Abello to invest 1 billion crowns in North America

(Reuters) - Danish pharma company Alk Abello said on Monday it would invest about 1 billion Danish crowns ($159.5 million) over the next three years to develop its North America business and said it expected earnings to be subdued during this period.

Egypt nytimes.com

She Rebelled Against Her Religion, and Now She’s on the Run

A Times video journalist tells of an Egyptian young woman and her risky quest for independence.

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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Rockefeller Center tree lights up New York holidays

It's been one of the essential New York holiday traditions for decades now: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

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AA says it now has enough pilots for the holidays

London (England) nytimes.com

The Fabulous Holiday Windows of London, Paris, Berlin and New York City

The wintry décor season came early this year.

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Macy's ups seasonal hiring after strong start to holidays

(Reuters) - Macy's Inc said on Friday said it had a strong start to the holiday shopping season and would hire an additional 7,000 temporary workers in anticipation of the demand continuing through Christmas.

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BRIEF-Macy’S To Hire Additional 7,000 Seasonal Associates In 2017

* MACY’S, INC. TO HIRE AN ADDITIONAL 7,000 SEASONAL ASSOCIATES IN 2017

Windows nytimes.com

Holiday Windows, a (Sort of) Love Story

Why are we all so bedazzled by the store vitrines of the season?

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BRIEF-Bellerophon Appoints Ted Wang To Its Board Of Directors

* BELLEROPHON APPOINTS TED WANG, PH.D., OF PUISSANCE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Christmas nytimes.com

Why You’ll Probably Pay More for Your Christmas Tree This Year

Tree sellers warn that market forces tied to the recession are driving up the price of trees and, in some places, making them scarce.

Champagne (Wine) nytimes.com

The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

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

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Kroger forecasts upbeat holiday-quarter, beats Street view

(Reuters) - Kroger Co forecast upbeat same-store sales for the holiday quarter and reported higher-than-expected third-quarter results on Thursday after its aggressive discounting lured more customers to its stores, sending its shares up 12.5 percent.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Holiday Cheer, Without the Crowds

Thursday: Tips for less congested holidays, an exhibition of more than 150 menorahs, and nostalgic train rides.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Rodin From Every Angle: A Cornucopia of Shows for the Holidays

Rodin celebrations in New York and Philadelphia include a bold new view of his work through the eyes and hands of Anselm Kiefer.

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Asian stocks fall as tech bellwethers hit by fear boom has peaked

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying technology shares, a move that some see as a healthy correction after a strong rally but others believe may herald the peak of a "super cycle" that has been boosting the sector.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks fall as tech bellwethers hit by fear boom has peaked

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying technology shares, a move that some see as a healthy correction after a strong rally but others believe may herald the peak of a "super cycle" that has been boosting the sector.

Pilots nytimes.com

American Airlines Error Leaves Thousands of Holiday Flights Without Pilots

The airline is scrambling to fill the scheduling hole, which a pilots’ union estimated would affect more than 15,000 flights from Dec. 17 to Dec. 31.

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American Airlines doesn't have enough pilots for the holidays

American Airlines said it was "working diligently to address the issue and expect to avoid cancellations this holiday season."

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.

Christmas nytimes.com

Holiday Hits, Christmas Comebacks and Some Jingle Bell Schlock

Notable new seasonal releases from a wide variety of artists, including Gwen Stefani, Sia, Herb Alpert and Liz McComb. And some golden-oldie reissues.

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Non-drop shop: Christmas tree farmer prepares for seasonal rush

COLCHESTER, England (Reuters) - With Christmas around the corner, Wick Farm in Colchester, eastern England, is gearing up by harvesting its crop of fir trees.

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This startup hopes you'll host a holiday party

Photography nytimes.com

Tech Fix: The Best Ways to Share Your Smartphone Photos This Holiday

Tech tools make it easy to efficiently share large numbers of photos with your family. Here are some of the best approaches.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Sweet and sour: price rises hit seasonal Egyptian candies

TANTA, Egypt (Reuters) - The sugary sweets that form part of the annual celebrations of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday are a treat enjoyed by generations of Egyptian children, but price rises in the...

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More U.S. shoppers than expected kick off holiday spending season

CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 174 million U.S. shoppers made purchases over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday, the National Retail Federation said on Tuesday, beating the industry group's expectations and signaling a strong start to the holiday quarter.

Royal Families nytimes.com

Saudi Arabia Releases Senior Prince Arrested in Anti-Corruption Purge

The kingdom released Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the former head of the National Guard, a sign it is moving to resolve corruption charges.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Om for the Holidays

Tuesday: Meditation tips for a stressful time of year, free ice skating and the library’s top books for kids.

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'Giving Tuesday' -- a new side of holidays

For decades now, millions of Americans have been embracing the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza known as "Black Friday." Then came "Cyber Monday," online retailers' chance to cash in on the holiday buying frenzy.

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These Millennials are fighting for your holiday dollars

As people tackle their holiday shopping lists, companies are competing for their dollars.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

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

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

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Retail stocks climb after strong start to holiday sales

(Reuters) - Shares of retailers Gap Inc and Amazon.com Inc rose on Monday following a promising start to holiday season sales on Black Friday, and ahead of what could be the largest U.S. online shopping day in history.

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Retail stocks keep rising after strong start to holiday sales

(Reuters) - Shares of retailers such as Macy's Inc and Wal-Mart were up on Monday following a promising start to the holiday season and ahead of what is expected to be the largest U.S. online shopping day in history.

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Melania Trump unveils White House holiday decor

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Times Critics Plan Your Holidays

Monday: Experts recommend holiday events in the city, the Winter’s Eve festival, and a search for local charities.

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

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

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US intelligence fears holiday attack

There's growing concern in the US intelligence community over the possibility of a terror attack during the holiday season. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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Holiday cheer boosts Amazon, Macy's and other retail stocks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc , Macy's Inc , Kohl's Corp and other U.S. retailers rose on Friday on early signs that consumers are on track to spend more this holiday shopping season than in previous years.

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Crucial holiday season begins for battered retailers

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Holiday cheer boosts Macy's and other retail stocks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Macy's Inc , Kohls Corp and other U.S. retailers rose on Friday following early signs that consumers may spend more at their stores this holiday shopping season than in previous years.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Bridging the Canyon Across the Holiday Table

In the Trump era, we’ve reached peak domestic hatred.

worldNews reuters.com

Pakistan releases from house arrest Islamist blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A firebrand Pakistani Islamist accused of masterminding a bloody 2008 assault in the Indian city of Mumbai was released from house arrest on Friday and told his cheering supporters his freedom was vindication of his denial of guilt.

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For Puerto Ricans, a bittersweet holiday

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- On the southeastern coast of this island, where Hurricane Maria made landfall two months ago, the waves of the Caribbean lash the crumbling foundation of Jose Morales' battered seaside home.

Native Americans nytimes.com

Thanksgiving for Native Americans: Four Voices on a Complicated Holiday

A day of celebration and overeating is for some a time of mourning and a testament to the strength of a culture.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Retailers’ Recipe for the Holidays: Big Sales; Fewer Seasonal Workers

Except for Amazon, most major retailers have scaled back plans for hiring temporary employees during the year’s biggest shopping season, and Walmart is adding almost none.

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Wall St. flat ahead of holiday; ISPs rise on net neutrality bets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, with telecom services shares among the biggest movers while the energy sector rose in line with gains in crude oil.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

100 Notable Books of 2017

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest...

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Nikkei rises to near 2-week high before holiday as large-caps gain

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near two-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank and Fanuc, and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets.

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Weather looks good for holiday travel

Maybe there will be less family fighting due to seasonal affective disorder this year, because if there is one thing to be thankful for, it will be the cool, crisp, blue-sky days ahead this week.

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14 awesome toys for the holiday wish list

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UPDATE 3-Campbell Soup warns of weak Q2 profit due to carrot supply delays

* Expects FY 2018 adj. EPS $2.95 to $3.02 vs. est of $3.05. (Adds Q2 profit expectations, CFO quote; updates share move)

Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps nytimes.com

How to Get Rid of Holiday Stains

If your holiday festivities result in all new stains, spills and messes you’d rather not bring into 2018, here’s how to clean them all up

sportsNews reuters.com

Haye pulls out of Bellew fight after 'freak accident'

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Britain's former heavyweight world champion David Haye has pulled out of next month's scheduled showdown with WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew after suffering a "freak accident".

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Why White House aides worry about Trump's Mar-a-Lago holiday

White House aides are worrying about President Trump's Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago. The legislative agenda after tax reform is very much up in the air. And how can Congress work to avoid a government shutdown?

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Black Friday: Your ultimate holiday shopping guide

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German court releases on bail ex-Audi manager in emissions inquiry

MUNICH, Nov 17 (Reuters) - A former Audi manager is being released following his arrest earlier this year on suspicion of fraud and false advertising in connection with the carmaker's emissions scandal, a spokesman for Munich's higher regional court said on Friday.

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One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

domesticNews reuters.com

1 in 3 adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Privet Fund Management reports 5.2 pct stake in Potbelly Corp

* Privet Fund Management Llc reports 5.2 percent stake in Potbelly Corp as of November 10 - SEC filing

businessNews reuters.com

Best Buy falls short with holiday profit forecast

(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc reported disappointing third-quarter results on Thursday and forecast holiday-quarter profit below Wall Street estimates as it cut prices to match those offered by rivals including Amazon.com Inc .

businessNews reuters.com

Best Buy's holiday-quarter profit forecast misses Street view

(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc reported on Thursday disappointing third-quarter results and forecast holiday-quarter profit below Wall Street's estimates as the company cuts prices to match those offered by rivals such as Amazon.com Inc .

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

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

Cakes nytimes.com

Feature: Three Gorgeous Cakes for the Holidays

A cranberry-lemon stripe cake, a devil’s-food cake with toasted-marshmallow frosting or a sugarplum gingerbread cake for your next special occasion.

businessNews reuters.com

Amazon cuts prices again at Whole Foods ahead of the holidays

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it will offer more discounts and steeper price cuts at Whole Foods Market on many organic foods and groceries popular during the holidays.

businessNews reuters.com

Target signals another weak holiday quarter, shares tumble

(Reuters) - Target Corp's holiday-quarter profit forecast fell short of analyst expectations, sending its shares down 10 percent on Wednesday as hopes faded that the retailer would make a shopping season comeback.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump administration releases rules on disclosing cyber flaws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery.

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Target shares sink as promotions darken holiday outlook

(Reuters) - Target Corp's profit forecast for the key holiday quarter fell short of analyst expectations, sending its shares down nearly 10 percent, as the retailer continues to cut prices and invest in its delivery options to attract more customers.

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Target's holiday-quarter profit forecast disappoints, shares dip

(Reuters) - Target Corp issued a disappointing profit forecast for the key holiday quarter as it continues to depend on price cuts to drive traffic to its stores and online, sending its shares down 4 percent in premarket trading.

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Target's holiday-quarter profit forecast disappoints

(Reuters) - Target Corp issued an underwhelming profit forecast for the key holiday quarter, as it continues to depend on price cuts to drive traffic to its stores and websites, sending its shares down 3 percent in premarket trade.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Campbell Soup names Monica Diaz chief diversity and inclusion officer

* Campbell appoints Monica Diaz chief diversity and inclusion officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Baseball nytimes.com

Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger Unanimously Named Rookies of the Year

The Yankees’ Judge, who bashed 52 homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Bellinger, who hit 39, were unanimous winners of their leagues’ awards.

cnn.com

Donald Trump Jr. releases exchanges with WikiLeaks

Donald Trump Jr. has released exchanges he had with the WikiLeaks Twitter account via direct messages during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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BRIEF-Bellatrix Exploration reports qtrly ‍FFO per diluted share $0.17​

* Announces strong third quarter 2017 financial and operating results delivering 17% production growth year to date and the third consecutive quarter of improved 2017 corporate guidance

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

Our Guide to the Holiday Season’s Biggest Video Games and Consoles

The industry is pushing out a diverse lineup of titles and promoting new consoles to compete for people’s wallets.

companyNews reuters.com

Bell Helicopter signs deal to sell 50 aircraft to Reignwood International

BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Bell Helicopter, part of Textron Inc, on Wednesday reached a deal to sell 50 additional Bell 505 helicopters to Reignwood International, the company said in a news release.

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Take-Two's holiday-quarter sales view tops estimates, shares rise

(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc gave a stronger-than-expected revenue forecast for the holiday quarter, unlike rivals Activision Blizzard Inc and Electronic Arts Inc, on strong demand for its new NBA videogame and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto".

environmentNews reuters.com

Vietnam releases water from brimming reservoirs as APEC summit nears

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Vietnam released water from seven dangerously full reservoirs on Tuesday to avoid further flooding, after a weekend typhoon killed nearly 90 people.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. department stores tap brakes on stocking for holiday season

CHICAGO (Reuters) - This holiday season, retailers are making a list, checking it twice, and then ordering less for U.S. shoppers. With foot traffic at their stores in decline, department stores that would have stocked up for the biggest shopping season of the year months ago are still in the process of placing new orders, according to nearly a dozen sources including company officials, vendors who work with the retailers and consultants who advise such chains.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Alaris Royalty Corp. releases Q3 2017 financial results

* Alaris Royalty Corp-qtrly ‍total revenue $23.8 million versus $23.3 million​

topNews reuters.com

Belgian judge releases ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont under conditions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge has released ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers under certain conditions after a hearing lasting more than 10 hours, Belgian broadcaster VRT reported late on Sunday.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. government releases detained Mexican girl with cerebral palsy

(Reuters) - The U.S. government released from custody a 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy on Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union said, 10 days after the ambulance taking her to surgery in Texas was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.

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Sears to close 63 more U.S. stores after holiday season

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp said it will close 63 additional stores in the United States after the holiday season as part of its continued effort to return to profitability in a difficult retail environment.

cnn.com

What's going on behind your belly button

Our belly button is a reminder for life that once we were attached to and dependent on our mother, floating like a little astronaut in our liquid universe.

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Apple sees strong holiday sales, smooth sailing for iPhone X

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Thursday reported better-than-expected earnings and offered a rosy forecast for the holiday shopping season, allaying investor concerns about production delays on the new iPhone X and demonstrating remarkable strength across its growing line of products and services.

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Apple sees holiday-quarter sales above Wall St., shares rise

(Reuters) - Apple Inc forecast revenue for the holiday shopping-quarter largely above market expectations, helping allay investor concerns about production delays and supply constraints for the iPhone X, which it will start shipping on Friday.

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Game-maker Activision Blizzard's holiday-quarter forecasts disappoint

(Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc on Thursday became the second videogame publisher after Electronic Arts to forecast revenue below Street estimates for the all-important holiday sales quarter as a slew of title releases heats up competition.

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GoPro's holiday-quarter outlook misses estimates, shares fall

(Reuters) - Action camera-maker GoPro Inc forecast a weak holiday quarter on Wednesday, sending its shares down nearly 12 percent to $9.40 in extended trading.

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CIA releases bin Laden journal

The CIA on Wednesday announced it released a massive tranche of files it said came from the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011.

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Congress releases some Russia-linked Facebook ads

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CIA releases new tranche of materials seized in 2011 bin Laden raid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer recovered in the 2011 U.S. special forces operation that killed Osama bin Laden contained a video collection that included kids' cartoons, several Hollywood movies and three documentaries about himself.

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Starbucks holiday cups through the years

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UPDATE 1-Macau gambling revenue jumps to 3 year high on surge in holiday visitors

* Mass market segment key to long-term growth (Recasts and writes through)

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Wal-Mart triples online items, lowers prices as holiday season kicks in

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to boost sales and fend off rivals this holiday season by doubling down on incentives for shoppers who buy online and those who visit its stores.

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Game publisher EA's holiday-quarter sales forecast misses estimates

(Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc's revenue forecast for the holiday quarter narrowly missed estimates on Tuesday as the game developer gears to face tough competition from rivals such as Activision.

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Videogame publisher EA's holiday-quarter sales forecast misses estimates

(Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc's revenue forecast for the keenly watched holiday quarter narrowly missed estimates on Tuesday amid expectations of tough competition from other games that are likely to release around the same time.

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White House releases official portraits of Trump, Pence

The White House released the official portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, more than nine months after they took office.

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Spanish prosecutor accuses sacked Catalan leader of rebellion

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's state prosecutor accused sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont of rebellion and sedition on Monday as the former regional president traveled to Belgium with other members of his ousted administration and hired a lawyer there.

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Catalonia Leaders Face Rebellion Charges After Declaring Independence

Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president, and others will be summoned to court, the attorney general said.

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Dodgers 6, Astros 2 | Series is tied, 2-2: Cody Bellinger Breaks Through, Leading the Dodgers Past the Astros

Bellinger, a rookie, had struggled through the first three games of the World Series with no hits in 13 at-bats, but his two doubles made all the difference in Game 4.

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Swimming: Campbell rediscovers love for swimming after long break

(Reuters) - Australian swimmer Cate Campbell professed a new-found love for her sport after breaking the 100 meters freestyle short course world record upon her return from a long break.

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Trump releases some JFK files, blocks others under pressure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the release of 2,800 documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy but yielded to pressure from the FBI and CIA to block the release of some information, senior administration officials said.

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Retailers' holiday sales seen marred by Sears Canada liquidation

TORONTO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Sears Canada's liquidation sales, which began last week, have disappointed early bargain seekers, but steeper discounts expected further into Canada's holiday shopping season are likely to squeeze rivals, analysts say.

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UPDATE 3-UPS hit by hurricanes but rosy on holiday shipping

Oct 26 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc reported a slightly lower quarterly net profit on Thursday due to U.S. hurricanes and higher costs for Saturday delivery but lifted its full-year forecast, citing global shipping strength and expectations for the crucial holiday season.

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Turkish court releases eight rights activists on bail in terrorism trial

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release on bail of eight human rights activists, including the director of the local branch of Amnesty International, pending a verdict in their trial on terrorism charges.

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Turkey court releases eight activists on bail in terrorism case

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release on bail of eight defendants, including the director of the local branch of Amnesty International and two foreign nationals, pending the verdict in their on-going trial on terrorism charges.

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Nestle follows Campbell Soup in quitting food manufacturer lobby group

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nestle SA is leaving the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a lobby group that represents hundreds of food companies in Washington, a spokesman for the group said, just months after a similar decision by Campbell Soup Co .

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11 Hottest toys for this holiday season

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UPDATE 4-Toys'R'Us collapse to hit Hasbro holiday sales

Oct 23 (Reuters) - Hasbro Inc warned of holiday season fallout from the Toys'R'Us bankruptcy, issuing a weaker-than-expected forecast on Monday that sent the toy maker's shares down 10 percent.

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UPDATE 3-Toys'R'Us collapse to hit Hasbro holiday sales

Oct 23 (Reuters) - Hasbro Inc warned of holiday season fallout from the Toys'R'Us bankruptcy, issuing a weaker-than-expected forecast, sending the toy maker's shares down as much as 9 percent.

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Target will offer free shipping for holidays

The retailer has a new set of plans to compete with rivals Walmart and Target this holiday season.

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Target gears up for holidays with free shipping and gifts under $15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp said on Monday it would start free shipping beginning in November and that most of its holiday assortment had been priced at under $15, as the retailer gets ready to take on Amazon.com and Wal-Mart in the most crucial shopping season of the year.

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BRIEF-Target to unveil new brands, thousands of exclusive gifts under $15 for holiday season

* Will unveil new brands and thousands of exclusive gifts under $15 for holiday season

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CN train derails in Alberta, releases small amount of crude

TORONTO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A Canadian National Railway Co train derailed on Sunday afternoon in the western province of Alberta, spilling a small amount of crude and prompting the temporary evacuation of 46 homes as a precautionary measure, local authorities said.

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A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.

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CORRECTED-Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

HARTFORD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city.

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XPO Logistics adding 6,000 holiday workers on e-commerce outlook

SEATTLE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc said on Friday it is hiring more than 6,000 seasonal workers for the crucial peak holiday season, roughly 20 percent more than last year, as the third-largest publicly traded U.S. logistics company gears up for a surge in e-commerce deliveries.

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As a white nationalist speaks, a bell tolls for peace

As white supremacist leader Richard Spencer prepared to take the stage at the University of Florida, a concert of bells rang through campus leaving a poignant message of unity.

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Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

HARTFORD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city.

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BRIEF-Twitter releases calendar of its safety work - blog

* Says updating approach to make Twitter a safer place‍​ - blog

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Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy

The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.

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Peru releases artificially hatched baby turtles into wild

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru released more than 5,000 baby turtles into an Amazonian nature reserve this week, part of a group of 700,000 being hatched artificially in 2017 to keep their eggs from being depleted by excessive hunting in the wild, a park official said on Wednesday.

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Syrian militant group releases video of leader apparently uninjured

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two weeks after Russia said it had critically injured the leader of the Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Syria, an undated video was published on Wednesday, purporting to show its leader Abu Mohamad al-Golani, apparently in good health.

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Corus Entertainment to sell channels to Bell Media for C$200 mln

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Canadian media company Corus Entertainment Inc said on Tuesday it would sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to BCE Inc's unit Bell Media for about C$200 million ($159.71 million).

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FBI releases early draft of Comey's statement on Clinton

The FBI posted a document Monday that suggests former FBI Director James Comey began drafting what became his infamous July 2016 statement about Hillary Clinton's private server months ahead of time, releasing a heavily redacted copy of the exchange.

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BRIEF-Adobe releases security update for Flash player to address vulnerability

* Adobe says released security update for adobe flash player for windows, macintosh, linux, chrome os to address a critical type confusion vulnerability Source text: (https://adobe.ly/2hJDgTT) Further company coverage:

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Greek church bells ring funeral toll over sex change law

ATHENS (Reuters) - Churches in a western Greek region will ring funeral bells every day until Saturday to protest a new law that makes it easier for people to change their legally recognized gender,...

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German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has upset fellow members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc by proposing that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.

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German minister upsets fellow conservatives by proposing Muslim holidays

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has upset fellow members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc by proposing that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.

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Travel Tips: How to Celebrate Holidays on the Road

Book a private room for a meal, ask the kitchen to prepare family recipes and plan a special excursion.

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Amazon to keep U.S. holiday hiring flat at 120,000 workers

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it would hire 120,000 workers in the United States this holiday season, same as last year, joining a list of U.S. retailers cautious about their hiring plans amid an improving job market.

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UPDATE 1-Amazon to keep U.S. holiday hiring flat at 120,000 workers

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it would hire 120,000 workers in the United States this holiday season, same as last year, joining a list of U.S. retailers cautious about their hiring plans amid an improving job market.

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Amazon wants to hire 120,000 U.S. workers for the holidays

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Amazon to hire 120,000 workers in the U.S. for holiday season

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it would hire 120,000 workers in the United States this holiday season, same as last year, as the online behemoth prepares for the holiday shopping frenzy.

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Spaniards use national holiday to show unity amid Catalan crisis

MADRID (Reuters) - Spaniards began lining the streets of Madrid on Thursday and national flags hung from balconies across the capital as unionists used a holiday military parade to show unity in the face of moves by Catalonia to declare independence.

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Belfast Journal: A New Street Was Meant to Bridge Belfast’s Sectarian Divide. Then the Doorbell Rang.

On a Belfast street built to overcome sectarian divisions, at least three Catholic families have fled following a threat.

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BRIEF-Walmart says on track for 100 pickup towers for holidays

* CEO at investor meeting- "in future, think we can stock some of our customers' homes like we stock our stores" ‍​

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The New Yorker releases audio reportedly of Weinstein sting

"The New Yorker" reportedly obtained a tape recording of Harvey Weinstein coaxing a young actress admitting to groping a woman that was secretly captured during an NYPD sting operation. CNN is trying to confirm the authenticity of the tape with the NYPD, but the department confirms they investigated a misdemeanor sexual abuse complaint against Weinstein. His reps say they have no comment on the tape.

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BRIEF-Campbell appoints Francisco Fraga chief technology and information officer

* Campbell appoints Francisco Fraga chief technology and information officer

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Mike Isabella, Washington’s Restless Restaurateur

The former ‘Top Chef’ finalist is about to make his biggest gambles in a $30 million empire that moves at a sharklike pace.

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New York Today: New York Today: Debating a Holiday

Monday: A holiday’s identity torn between history and symbolism, a rainy start to the week, and the tale of Rosalie Jones.

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Travel Tips: How to Book the Cheapest Holiday Travel

Answers to the questions you should be asking yourself as you finalize your holiday travels.

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The reinvention of Sarajevo's Holiday Inn

It's painted canary yellow and looks like it's built from giant LEGO blocks -- but the most remarkable thing about the Hotel Holiday in Sarajevo isn't its appearance.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's releases star-studded song for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda and 22 of his musically talented friends have released a new song to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

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BRIEF-Potbelly - increased size of board of directors to eight members

* Potbelly Corp- on October 3, 2017, company's board of directors increased size of board to eight members - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2z3lbrM) Further company coverage:

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U.S. releases rule to end 'debt trap' of payday loans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Thursday released its final rule restricting payday lenders' ability to profit from high-interest loans, but the Republican-led U.S. Congress is expected to try to kill the regulation aimed at keeping borrowers from falling into "debt traps."

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Asia shares steady on strong U.S. data, holiday-thin trade cap gains

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were steady on Thursday, taking their cue from strong U.S. data though many markets failed to build on early gains in holiday-thinned trade and due to uncertainty about the impact of recent hurricanes on the U.S. economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares steady on strong US data, holiday-thin trade cap gains

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Asian shares were steady on Thursday, taking their cue from strong U.S. data though many markets failed to build on early gains in holiday-thinned trade and due to uncertainty about the impact of recent hurricanes on the U.S. economy.

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BRIEF-Bell Canada announces redemption price for Series M-36 debentures due April 2018

* Bce- to redeem effective on oct 9, 2017 prior to maturity, outstanding $300 million principal amount of 4.88% debentures, series m-36, due april 26, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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DOJ releases slew of anti-nepotism memos

The Justice Department has released a trove of decades-old internal legal memos concluding the President should be legally barred from appointing a relative to a position in the White House, shedding new light on just how sharp a departure the department's more recent interpretation of federal law under the Trump administration compares to past practice.

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NRF sees holiday sales up 3.6-4 pct, slightly below 2016's growth

Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. holiday sales will increase 3.6 percent to 4 percent, getting a boost from an extra selling day and rising consumer confidence, according to a forecast from a leading retail industry group.

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UPDATE 5-Monarch Airlines goes bust, spoiling holiday plans for many Britons

* Monarch becomes biggest UK carrier to go into administration