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Pence and Abbas won't meet, vice president's office confirms

Vice President Mike Pence's office confirmed Sunday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with Pence during his upcoming trip to the Middle East following the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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UN chief: 'America first' is 'detrimental to American interests'

President Trump said in his inauguration speech that the slogan "America First" would govern his administration and approach to foreign policy. But UN Secretary-General António Guterres believes that the President's pledge is "detrimental to American interests."

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UPDATE 1-Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader -WSJ

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader: WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader -WSJ

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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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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Nikkei rises, real estate and chip-related firms lead; JDI soars

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

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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,

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Senate confirms top EPA enforcement official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday confirmed the Environmental Protection Agency's third high-level official after Administrator Scott Pruitt, approving Susan Bodine to become the agency's top enforcement official.

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Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Microsoft, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (In this version of the Nov. 28 story IOTA corrects partners in the project to remove reference to Cisco in headline and first paragraph and Huawei in fifth paragraph, include Microsoft in headline and text. IOTA clarified that the error was due to the fact that it co-founded the Trusted IoT Alliance with Cisco.)

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Microsoft, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - IOTA, an open-source blockchain network, has teamed up with some of the biggest global corporate names led by Microsoft, Volkswagen and Samsung Group to launch what is aimed to be a secure marketplace for data, IOTA co-founder David Sønstebø said on Tuesday.

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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.

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UPDATE 1-Telecoms group Orange aims to boost profit margins through to 2020 via networks investments

* Strategy contrasts with that of rival Altice (Recasts story, adds detail, background)

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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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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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Surging online orders slow Wal-Mart delivery network

SEATTLE/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday that soaring online purchases have caused delays in its distribution network, reflecting the challenge retailers and delivery services face in handling strong peak-season ecommerce demand.

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Proxy advisory firm ISS switches Deckers recommendation to Marcato nominees

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

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Study confirms higher breast cancer risk with hormone-based contraception

(Reuters Health) - Women who currently use or recently used hormone-based contraception face a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, although the overall risk for most women is relatively low, a new study of 1.8 million women in Denmark has concluded.

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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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BRIEF-Home Depot On Proposed Tax Reform - Believe Concern Over Mortage Interest Deductibility Overblown

* HOME DEPOT CFO ON PROPOSED TAX REFORM - BELIEVE CONCERN OVER MORTAGE INTEREST DEDUCTIBILITY IS OVERBLOWN

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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...

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Vladimir Putin of Russia Confirms He’ll Run for President Again

In a choreographed announcement in a factory setting, he said he would stand for a fourth term as president in March and was expected to win handily.

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BRIEF-Hyster-Yale Materials Announces Agreement To Acquire A Controlling Interest In Zhejiang Maximal Forklift

* HYSTER-YALE MATERIALS HANDLING, INC. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE A CONTROLLING INTEREST IN ZHEJIANG MAXIMAL FORKLIFT COMPANY LIMITED

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Official: Blackwater founder proposed private spy network to Trump administration

The founder of the controversial military contracting firm Blackwater, Erik Prince, and his allies lobbied contacts inside the administration to provide the CIA with a private network of intelligence contractors, according to a US official with knowledge of the proposal.

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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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Senate confirms Trump's pick for Homeland Security secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a post that opened after John Kelly became Trump's chief of staff earlier this year.

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UPDATE 1-Belarus arrests suspected ringleader of global cyber crime network

AMSTERDAM/LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - One of Eastern Europe's most prolific cyber criminals has been arrested in a joint operation involving Belarus, Germany and the United States that aimed to dismantle a vast computer network used to carry out financial scams, officials said on Tuesday.

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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-Breitbart News Network To Expand Radio Programming On SiriusXM

* SIRIUSXM HOLDINGS SAYS BREITBART NEWS NETWORK TO EXPAND ITS RADIO PROGRAMMING ON SIRIUSXM

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METALS-Copper price sinks to two-month low as dollar firms, inventories rise

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates prices, dollar, trader comment) By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The price of copper fell to its lowest level in two months on Tuesday as inventories rose and the dollar largely held onto gains made in the previous session on hopes of U.S. tax cuts. Benchmark copper had slipped 3.6 percent to $6,580 per tonne by 1527 GMT, after touching its lowest level since Oct. 5 at $6,655.10. It was on track for its biggest

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Dish Network founder steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Charlie Ergen has stepped down to devote more time to the company's emerging wireless business.

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Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen steps down to focus on wireless

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Charlie Ergen has stepped down to devote more time to the company's emerging wireless business.

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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.

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UPDATE 2-Indonesia plans to acquire Rio Tinto interest in Freeport Indonesia mine

* Indonesia to also buy Indocopper Investama stake in Grasberg (Adds context on Rio's copper investments)

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BRIEF-‍Juniper Networks Partners With Telefonica On Road To A Self-Driving Network​

* ‍JUNIPER NETWORKS PARTNERS WITH TELEFONICA ON ROAD TO A SELF-DRIVING NETWORK​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com ;)

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UPDATE 1-Indonesia plans to acquire Rio Tinto interest in Freeport Indonesia mine

* Indonesia to also buy Indocopper Investama stake in Grasberg (Adds quotes from mining minister, context)

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Indonesia plans to acquire Rio Tinto interest in Freeport Indonesia mine

JAKARTA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Indonesia plans to acquire Rio Tinto's 40 percent participating interest in the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by the local unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc, mining minister Ignasius Jonan said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-San Leon Energy Informs Ministry Of Environment Of Intention To Relinquish Interest In Remaining Baltic Basin Shale Gas

* INFORMED MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT IN POLAND OF ITS INTENTION TO RELINQUISH ITS INTEREST IN ITS REMAINING BALTIC BASIN SHALE GAS

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U.S. tax bill adds to debt need as interest costs weigh

(Reuters) - A U.S. tax overhaul will increase the government's need to issue more Treasuries as interest costs on the country's debt become a larger drain on the budget.

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Exclusive: Major U.S. trucking firm Daseke buys three firms

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Daseke Inc , the largest owner of flatbed equipment in North America, has acquired three trucking firms in deals aimed at gaining access to higher margin freight, the company said on Monday.

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Discovery raises stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

(Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc said on Monday it had raised its stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey to more than 70 percent.

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UPDATE 1-Discovery raises stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc said on Monday it had raised its stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey to more than 70 percent.

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Discovery increases stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc said on Monday it has taken an additional stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, increasing its stake to more than 70 percent.

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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...

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Confirms Receipt Of Broadcom's Nomination Of Candidate Slate

* QUALCOMM CONFIRMS RECEIPT OF BROADCOM'S NOMINATION OF A SLATE OF CANDIDATES TO REPLACE CO'S EXISTING BOARD

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis Increases Ownership Interest In Radient Technologies

* AURORA CANNABIS INCREASES OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN RADIENT TECHNOLOGIES

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UPDATE 1-U.S. firms invited to bid for Saudi nuclear plants

* Competition likely from Russia, France, China, South Korea (Adds quotes, details, context)

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

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

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Tech firms tell patent court to ignore Allergan deal with tribe

(Reuters) - Over 30 technology companies including Alphabet Inc , Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc. on Friday urged a U.S. patent court to disregard drugmaker Allergan Plc's contention that its transfer of some of its patents to a Native American tribe shields them from the court's review.

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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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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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UPDATE 1-Mednax fielding takeover interest from buyout firms -sources

Dec 1 (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 people familiar with the matter.

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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...

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U.S. firms push Washington to restart nuclear pact talks with Riyadh: sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

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U.S.-listed Chinese financial firms drop as China sets new rules

(Reuters) - U.S.-listed shares of Chinese financial firms slipped in premarket trade on Friday after Reuters reported that China's regulators had circulated new rules to local governments to clamp down on cash loan firms.

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BRIEF-Banro Exercises Contractual Right To Defer Interest Payment On Secured Notes

* BANRO ANNOUNCES EXERCISE OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT TO DEFER INTEREST PAYMENT ON SECURED NOTES

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UPDATE 1-China's debt crackdown hits cash loan firms

BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Executives from Chinese companies specialising in offering consumers small, easy-to-get loans became something of a fixture on Wall Street this year.

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Japan panel firms up April 30, 2019 as date for emperor's abdication: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A special panel chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has agreed that the date of Emperor Akihito's planned abdication - the first by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries - should be on April 30, 2019, national broadcaster NHK reported.

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China's debt crackdown hits cash loan firms

BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Executives from Chinese companies specialising in offering consumers small, easy-to-get loans became something of a fixture on Wall Street this year.

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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...

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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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BRIEF-Penn National Gaming Confirms Discussions With Pinnacle Entertainment

* PENN NATIONAL GAMING CONFIRMS DISCUSSIONS WITH PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT

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BRIEF-Pinnacle Entertainment Confirms Discussions With Penn National Gaming

* PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT CONFIRMS DISCUSSIONS WITH PENN NATIONAL GAMING

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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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Venezuela confirms ex-oil bosses Del Pino, Martinez detained

CARACAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor confirmed on Thursday that former oil bosses Eulogio Del Pino and Nelson Martinez were detained in the early hours of Thursday as part of a sweeping graft probe that is ridding the OPEC member of many of its top executives.

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China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.

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'Bomb on board' wi-fi network causes Turkish Airlines flight to be diverted

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was diverted after the detection of a wi-fi network called "bomb on board" that alarmed the passengers, the airline said on Thursday.

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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.

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BRIEF-Trisura Group To Acquire 40% Interest In Canadian Unit

* TRISURA GROUP ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE 40% MANAGEMENT INTEREST IN CANADIAN SUBSIDIARY

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EU says needs concrete evidence from Turkey to deem Gulen network as terrorist

ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Union does not share Turkey's view that the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen is a terrorist organization and would need to see "substantive" evidence to change its stance, the EU's counter-terrorism coordinator said.

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Mediator: A Failure of the Network News Star System

What did Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and Bill O’Reilly have in common? They were encouraged to be larger-than-life characters before their sudden falls.

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Tokyo Disney Resort operator shares jumps after expansion plan report

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Shares of Oriental Land Co Ltd jumped on Thursday after local media reported plans to spend more than 300 billion yen ($2.7 billion) on a major expansion of its Tokyo Disney Resort theme park featuring an attraction based on hit film "Frozen".

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BRIEF-Nokia comments on rumors related to Juniper Networks

* Nokia Oyj - ‍nokia is not currently in talks with, nor is it preparing an offer for, Juniper Networks related to an acquisition of that company Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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

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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...

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Froome confirms he will race 2018 Giro d'Italia

(Reuters) - Britain's Chris Froome will ride next year's Giro d'Italia as he aims to complete his collection of Grand Tour victories.

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Chinese firms show interest in lithium producer SQM: Potash Corp CEO

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Chinese groups have shown "broad interest" in buying Potash Corp of Saskatchewan's minority stake in Chilean lithium producer SQM, Potash Corp Chief Executive Jochen Tilk said on Wednesday.

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Trump calls for boycott of television network CNN: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged a boycott of CNN on Wednesday, ramping up his fight against the television network as his administration fights AT&T Inc's deal to buy CNN's owner Time Warner Inc.

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Trump calls for boycott of television network CNN -tweet

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged a boycott of CNN on Wednesday, ramping up his fight against the television network as his administration fights AT&T Inc's deal to buy CNN's owner Time Warner Inc.

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Network says employee filed complaint about longtime 'Today' host over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

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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.

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EMERGING MARKETS-N.Korea test caps emerging stocks gains, lira firms

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Another missile test in nuclear-armed North Korea capped gains in emerging equities on Wednesday despite a strong run on Wall Street fuelled by U.S. tax reform progress, while the Turkish lira firmed after a period of weakness.

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Turkey seeks arrest of 360 people in probe targeting Gulen network in army: media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 360 people in an operation targeting supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen within the army, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-‍Fitch Affirms 3 Chinese policy banks at 'A+'; outlook stable​

* ‍Fitch affirms 3 Chinese policy banks at 'A+'; outlook stable​ Source text for Eikon:

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BRIEF-Novra To Acquire Controlling Interest In Wegener Corp

* NOVRA TO ACQUIRE CONTROLLING INTEREST IN WEGENER CORPORATION

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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,...

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Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Cisco, Volkswagen, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - IOTA, an open-source blockchain network, has teamed up with some of the biggest global corporate names led by Cisco Systems Inc, Volkswagen AG, and Samsung Group to launch what is aimed to be a secure marketplace for data, IOTA co-founder David Sønstebø said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-‍West Face Confirms Draft Statement of Claim was Provided to Home Capital​

* ‍WEST FACE CAPITAL SAYS REVIEWED PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY HOME CAPITAL AND CONFIRMS A DRAFT STATEMENT OF CLAIM WAS PROVIDED TO HOME CAPITAL​

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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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BRIEF-Centripetal Networks says Court Rules In Favor Of Co In Patent Infrigement Lawsuit

* ‍CENTRIPETAL NETWORKS SAYS U.S. COURT ISSUED A "KEY" RULING IN THE PATENT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT FILED BY CENTRIPETAL IN JULY 2017​

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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...

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Quarter of German firms see digital threat to survival

BERLIN (Reuters) - A quarter of German companies are worried that their survival is endangered by digitalization, while a large majority want the next German government to make the topic a priority, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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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.

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Russian rouble firms on last tax payment day, stocks down

MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Russian rouble firmed slightly on Tuesday, the last day of a monthly tax payment period that usually prompts export-focused companies to sell dollars in order to meet local duties.

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Origin Energy targets APLNG cost cuts; reaffirms forecast

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Australia's Origin Energy Ltd said on Tuesday it is targeting cost reductions at its Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) liquefied natural gas project as it looks to lower its debt.

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BRIEF-Seabury Capital Sells Controlling Interest In SGI Aviation To Fintech Global

* SEABURY CAPITAL SELLS CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SGI AVIATION TO FINTECH GLOBAL INCORPORATED

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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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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Nov 27) - Networks

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Futures rise, retailers draw interest on Cyber Monday

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, with a bounce in retail stocks on Cyber Monday and the almost $2 billion-dollar buyout of publisher Time helping early sentiment among investors.

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US STOCKS-Futures rise, retailers draw interest on Cyber Monday

Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, with a bounce in retail stocks on Cyber Monday and the almost $2 billion-dollar buyout of publisher Time helping early sentiment among investors.

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Bali airport's closure due to volcano has affected 445 flights - operator

JAKARTA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The closure of I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport on the Indonesian island of Bali due to a volcanic eruption has affected 445 flights, including 196 international routes, its operator said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Brazilian Burger King operator sets suggested price for IPO

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

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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'...

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Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial bans high-interest loan products

HONG KONG, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd affiliate Ant Financial has banned consumer loans with annual interest rates above 24 percent from its Alipay platform, a move which comes as China's government increases scrutiny of lightly regulated online lending.

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UPDATE 1-CVC gauges interest from Chinese suitors for components maker Linxens -sources

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Buyout group CVC is gauging the interest from prospective Chinese suitors for Linxens, the French smart-card components maker that it bought two years ago for 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion), people close to the matter said.

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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...

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May to meet EU's Juncker, Barnier December 4, EU confirms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 4, the EU executive confirmed on Thursday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-China tumble pushes emerging stocks lower, lira firms

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - A tumble in Chinese and Hong Kong shares after recent surges pushed emerging equities lower on Thursday, though Turkey's lira firmed for a second day against the weak dollar, helped partly by comments from an adviser to the Turkish president.

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CORRECTED-Exxon joins European oil firms in initiative to limit emissions

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil joined European peers including Royal Dutch Shell and Total in a new initiative to find ways to reduce potent emissions in their rapidly growing natural gas operations.

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UPDATE 1-Chinese firms scrap plans for micro loan business amid crackdown on 'blind borrowing'

* Busen Garments, Nexgo scrap plans to set up micro loan units

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Miner SouthGobi says in talks with CIC on interest repayment

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Vancouver-based coal miner SouthGobi Resources Ltd said on Thursday it had not paid any interest on a convertible debenture to China Investment Corporation (CIC) and was in talks with CIC regarding a repayment plan.

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BRIEF-SouthGobi Resources supdate on interest payment obligations to CIC

* SouthGobi Resources Ltd.: update on interest payment obligations to CIC

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Saudi Arabia agrees to buy $7 billion in precision munitions from U.S. firms: sources

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed to civilian deaths in the Saudi campaign in Yemen.

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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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ITC to probe Caterpillar patent allegations against German firms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday it had launched an investigation into allegations that German manufacturers Wirtgen GmbH and Joseph Voegele AG infringe on patents held by Caterpillar Inc .

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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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BRIEF-Dentsu Aegis Network announces acquisition of Oxyma Group

* ‍Dentsu Aegis Network says has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oxyma Group​

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EMERGING MARKETS-Argentina's Merval leads gains on high interest rates, oil prices

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Argentina's peso currency and Merval stock index registered solid gains on Wednesday after the nation's central bank held its benchmark interest rate and crude prices buoyed the nation's commodities-heavy equities market. On Tuesday evening, Argentina's central bank held its benchmark rate at 28.75 percent in order to fend of inflation that remains stubbornly high. That sent Argentina's peso up 0.22 percent and helped lift its main stock index more than

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Gold mining firms set aside $360 million for South Africa silicosis law suit

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Six gold mining firms, including Anglo American, have made a 5 billion rand ($361 million) provision to settle a class action law suit with thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung diseases while working in South African mines, an industry document said on Wednesday.

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Exxon joins European oil firms in initiative to limit emissions

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil joined European peers including Royal Dutch Shell and Total in a new initiative to find ways to reduce potent emissions in their rapidly growing natural gas operations.

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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.

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BRIEF-Autoliv confirms conclusion of specific part of ongoing investigation with the European Commission

* Confirms conclusion of specific part of ongoing investigation with the European Commission

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BRIEF-Nippon Paint confirms it has made proposal to U.S. company about acquisition as reported

* Confirms it has made proposal to U.S. company about acquisition as reported

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BRIEF-Comet Holding confirms FY outlook​

* ‍FOR FY CONFIRMS GUIDANCE OF SALES OF CHF 430-450 MILLION AND EBITDA MARGIN OF 14-16%​

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UPDATE 7-U.S. TV networks fire Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

Nov 21 (Reuters) - CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.

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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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U.S. TV networks fire Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

(Reuters) - CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. TV networks fire Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

Nov 21 (Reuters) - CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.

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Anchor's contract with network is terminated amid sexual harassment accusations

CBS News said Tuesday that Charlie Rose's contract has been terminated.

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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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UPDATE 2-Brazilian company confirms Russia beef ban, extent still unclear

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Brazilian beef processor Minerva SA said on Tuesday that Russian authorities have temporarily suspended beef imports from Brazil, although Brazilian authorities had yet to confirm the extent of broader restrictions by Russia.

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China suspends approval of new internet micro loan firms: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top-level Chinese government body on Tuesday issued an urgent notice to provincial governments urging them to suspend regulatory approval for new internet micro loan companies, sources who had seen the notice told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Canadian Metals acquires 100 percent interest in two silica properties

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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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Exclusive: Philippines' PT&T seeks partners for broadband, cell services, talks to Chinese firms

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp is talking to Chinese companies about forming strategic partnerships as part of plans to turn a niche player into a force in the domestic telecoms market, its chairman said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. networks suspend Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

Nov 20 (Reuters) - CBS and other networks on Monday suspended Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, after eight women told the Washington Post he sexually harassed them and prompted Rose to apologize for his "inappropriate behavior."

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U.S. networks suspend Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

(Reuters) - CBS and other networks on Monday suspended Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, after eight women told the Washington Post he sexually harassed them and prompted Rose to apologize for his "inappropriate behavior."

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UPDATE 2-U.S. networks suspend Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

Nov 20 (Reuters) - CBS and other networks on Monday suspended Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, after eight women told the Washington Post he sexually harassed them and prompted Rose to apologize for his "inappropriate behavior."

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Antitrust lawyer admits to scheme to defraud New York law firms

(Reuters) - An antitrust lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that she conspired with her husband to use two bogus vendors to defraud two New York law firms out of $7.8 million.

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UPDATE 1-Bombardier to price bond offering Monday in sign of sturdy interest

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc is expected to price its new bond offering on Monday, a day ahead of initially planned, in a sign the Canadian plane and train maker is drawing strong interest for its $900 million deal, one of the lead banks said.

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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.

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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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Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network

Uber has agreed to buy tens of thousands of self-driving Volvos for its ride-hailing network once the technology is production-ready.

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UPDATE 1-Russia's Rosneft confirms oil supply deal with China's CEFC

MOSCOW, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Rosneft had signed an oil supply deal with CEFC China Energy Company Ltd, Russia's largest oil producer said in a regulatory filing on Monday, confirming a Reuters report last week.

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Israel's Cellcom, Partner in talks to build fiber optic network

JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Israel's largest mobile operator, Cellcom , said on Monday it was in negotiations with rival operator Partner Communications to cooperate in building a nationwide fiber optic network.

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BRIEF-Sun Art Retail ‍announces acquisition of interest in co

* ‍announces acquisition of 26.02% interest in sun art retail group limited by Taobao China Holding Limited​

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Avolon firms up deal for 75 Boeing jets, may order 20 more

HONG KONG/PARIS (Reuters) - Chinese-owned aircraft leasing company Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 Boeing airplanes and may order 20 more, its parent Bohai Capital said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-Avolon firms up deal for 75 Boeing jets, may order 20 more

HONG KONG/PARIS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Chinese-owned aircraft leasing company Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 Boeing airplanes and may order 20 more, its parent Bohai Capital said on Sunday.

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South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level to the highest ranking.

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Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators: source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co fired Franklin Codel, its head of consumer lending, over a conversation he had with a former employee about compensation in which he disparaged U.S....

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BRIEF-Players Network enters confidential settlement with Comcast

* Says recently entered confidential settlement with Comcast, resulting in termination of litigation with Comcast described in co's filings‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zQJryd) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-DISCOVERY STOCKHOLDERS APPROVES SERIES C COMMON STOCK ISSUANCE TO SCRIPPS NETWORKS

* DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS SAYS STOCKHOLDERS APPROVED SERIES C COMMON STOCK ISSUANCE TO SCRIPPS NETWORKS SHAREHOLDERS AS CONSIDERATION FOR MERGER Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mC5OUT) Further company coverage:

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Financial firms stall settlement talks amid U.S. consumer watchdog upheaval

* Prospect of Trump appointee puts firms on enforcement front foot

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Wells Fargo dismisses consumer lending head Codel

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has fired its head of consumer lending over unsuitable communications he had with a former employee, the bank said on Friday, the latest upheaval at a...

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Fox shares rise on signs of more takeover interest

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares were up 3 percent in trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.

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Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100 million loss

LONDON (Reuters) - London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise. ...

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UPDATE 1-Regulators must focus on risks, not specific firms -U.S. Treasury

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday regulators should closely monitor risk across the whole financial system, rather than singling out large non-bank financial firms for tougher scrutiny.

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BRIEF-Lumos Networks completes sale to EQT Infrastructure

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Wells Fargo dismisses consumer lending head Franklin Codel

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Friday Franklin Codel, a senior executive vice president and head of its consumer lending organization, has been dismissed, effective immediately.

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Fox shares jump on signs of more takeover interest

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares jumped 8 percent in premarket trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were also interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.

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Wells Fargo fires consumer lending head Franklin Codel

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Friday Franklin Codel, a senior executive vice president and head of its consumer lending organization, has been dismissed, effective immediately.

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate $15 trillion asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's...

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's...

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China's central bank tightens guidelines on asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank issued on Friday draft guidelines to tighten regulations on financial institutions' asset management business, a key component of the country's rampantly...

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U.S. junk bond funds post fourth biggest week of outflows ever: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped high-yield funds with their biggest week of withdrawals since March, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

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U.S.-based junk bond funds post fourth-largest week of outflows on record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped high-yield funds with their largest week of withdrawals since March, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Caesars Entertainment to buy casino operator Centaur for $1.7 bln

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Thursday it would buy privately owned casino and horse racing company Centaur Holdings LLC for $1.7 billion in cash to expand in Indiana.

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BRIEF-Comcast has approached Twenty-First Century Fox to express acquisition interest- CNBC, citing DJ‍​

* Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox to express acquisition interest- CNBC, citing DJ‍​

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BRIEF-Epicore Bionetworks posts Q1 EPS of $0.014

* Epicore Bionetworks Inc reports results for Q1 fiscal year 2018 for the quarter ended 30 september 2017, in us dollars

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Activist investor draws up plan to take Barnes & Noble private: WSJ

(Reuters) - Sandell Asset Management Corp, an activist investor in Barnes & Noble Inc, has proposed a transaction that would take the bookseller private with the help of current shareholders and debt...

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Ex-banker Otting confirmed as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former banking executive and associate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, serving as the...

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Bradesco expects more demand from buyout firms in Brazilian M&As

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Buyout firms' interest in Brazilian targets is growing stronger as interest rates head to all-time lows, a senior executive at the nation's No. 3 listed bank Banco Bradesco SA said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Shell and AT&T sign global networking agreement

* AT&T Inc says ‍co & Shell have signed an agreement for provision of managed communications and network integration services for Shell globally​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Rights groups pressure IBM to renounce interest in Trump's 'extreme vetting'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to renounce a Trump administration proposal to use technology to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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Killing medical tax break will hammer U.S. middle-class seniors

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T-Mobile to roll out U.S. 5G network by 2020

BARCELONA (Reuters) - T-Mobile US, the third-largest U.S. mobile operator, will roll out its fifth-generation network across the United States by 2020, Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said on Thursday.

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Storebrand says drops 10 coal firms from pension fund

BONN, Germany, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Storebrand, Norway's largest private pension fund, said on Thursday it had dropped 10 coal companies including Germany's RWE AG from its $80 billion portfolio under tighter self-imposed guidelines on climate change.

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BRIEF-Hoegh LNG Partners Lp agrees to buy remaining 49 pct interest in the FSRU Hoegh Grace

* HOEGH LNG PARTNERS LP AGREES TO ACQUIRE REMAINING 49% INTEREST IN THE FSRU HÖEGH GRACE

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Brexit deters some international staff from London tech firms - survey

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates.

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Fox News host diverges from network

After weeks of Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson pushing for an investigation into Hillary Clinton's involvement on the Uranium One deal, their Fox News colleague Shepard Smith dismantled the story.