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Team Sky should suspend Froome, says UCI chief

(Reuters) - Team Sky should suspend Chris Froome until an investigation into his failed drugs test for an asthma medication is over, according to International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient.

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House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through Feb. 16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate.

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U.S. House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress, as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through Feb. 16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate.

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Sales of Trump properties suggestive of money-laundering: researcher

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a political research firm indicates that the Trump Organization's sales of properties to Russian nationals may have involved money-laundering, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said on Thursday.

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Analysis: Why Republicans should start panicking, in 1 chart

Midterm elections are about one thing: Base enthusiasm.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate

The successful vote in the House provided only a faint glimmer of hope that a crisis could be averted before much of the government exhausts its funds at midnight on Friday.

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Home security company ADT Inc's IPO priced at $14 per share

(Reuters) - ADT Inc, a provider of security monitoring services, said on Thursday that its initial public offering was priced at $14 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19.

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Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a research firm indicates that the Trump Organization's sales of properties to Russian nationals may have involved money-laundering, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said on Thursday.

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House Republicans cite progress in averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans said late on Thursday they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a politically embarrassing shutdown, after a day of tough negotiations and confusion when President Donald Trump offered mixed signals on the stopgap plan.

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Home security company ADT Inc's IPO priced at $14/share

Jan 18 (Reuters) - ADT Inc, a provider of security monitoring services, said on Thursday that its initial public offering was priced at $14 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19.

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Trump Organization money laundering alleged in Fusion GPS testimony: House Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Transcripts of testimony given by Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson to the U.S. House Intelligence Committee includes allegations the Trump Organization may have engaged in money laundering, the panel's top Democrat said in a statement on Thursday.

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Tax overhaul leads AmEx to first loss in 26 years, suspend buybacks

(Reuters) - Credit card issuer American Express Co posted its first quarterly loss in 26 years and said it would not buy back shares for the next six months, both due to the impact of the recently enacted U.S. tax overhaul.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Amazon, Republicans: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Amid confusion, Republicans toil to reach deal to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans plowed ahead on Thursday with efforts to reach agreement on a temporary extension of government funding to avert a politically embarrassing shutdown despite mixed signals from President Donald Trump on elements of the stopgap plan.

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Republicans in Congress push for vote to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts to pass a temporary extension in funding and prevent the federal government from shutting down, scheduling a vote on the measure for later on Thursday.

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Republicans in Congress rush to gain support to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts on Thursday to round up the votes needed to pass a temporary extension in government funding and prevent a shutdown looming at week's end.

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

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

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Republicans scramble for votes in Congress to keep government open

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday threw its support behind a Republican proposal to avert a government shutdown at week's end with a one-month extension in funding, but it was unclear whether there were enough votes to pass it in Congress.

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Fed fines Taiwan's Mega Bank $29 million for anti-money laundering failures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve Board said on Wednesday it had fined Taiwan's Mega International Commercial Bank Co. $29 million for anti-money laundering violations and required the company to improve its anti-money laundering oversight and controls.

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Exclusive: Trump vows to campaign intensively for Republicans, may avoid primaries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he plans to devote much of his time this year to helping Republicans maintain control of the U.S. Congress, but suggested he may stay out of divisive intra-party primary fights.

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Republican calls short-term spending bill a 'crap sandwich'

A top Republican congressman said Wednesday he believed a short term bill to keep the government open would pass on Thursday, saying "I think it's in better shape than what's being reported."

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Brazil's Caixa replaces suspended executives

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian state lender Caixa Economica Federal has announced replacements for four vice presidents that stepped down amid a corruption probe, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Republicans eye another short-term bill to fund government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House dispatched chief of staff John Kelly to meet with Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday to ease tensions over an immigration issue threatening to derail efforts on a funding bill to avert a partial government shutdown.

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Are there enough House Republicans to keep the government open?

Republican leaders are full speed ahead on a short-term funding bill -- now they just need the votes for it.

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UPDATE 1-Zalando says to spend to build market share this year

BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - German online fashion retailer Zalando said it would push ahead with a strategy of investing to gain market share in 2018 rather than seek to improve profitability even as it reported a recovery in fourth-quarter operating earnings.

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Retirements Are Down at the Australian Open. Is Money the Reason?

Only one of the 128 singles matches in the Australian Open’s first round ended with a player retiring midmatch, tying the lowest total at a Grand Slam event in the last 10 years.

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House Republicans mull funding extension; 'Dreamer' deal not set

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats' demands for protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children.

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Pimco doubts U.S. will enact infrastructure spending, welfare reform in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investment firm Pimco thinks it is unlikely that Washington will enact welfare reform or a major spending plan to improve bridges, roads and other infrastructure in 2018, Libby...

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U.S. companies list blockchain ETFs as bitcoin proposals languish

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking to profit from excitement surrounding bitcoin technology will get a new opportunity this week.

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BRIEF-Boeing, Adient Launch New Company To Design And Build Airplane Seats

* BOEING, ADIENT LAUNCH NEW COMPANY TO DESIGN AND BUILD AIRPLANE SEATS

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's Caixa suspends VPs after presidential order

BRASILIA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Brazilian state lender Caixa Economic Federal suspended four of its vice presidents on Tuesday after President Michel Temer called on them to step down and defend themselves from accusations of wrongdoing.

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Nestle sells Butterfinger to Nutella company

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U.S. holiday shoppers spend record $108 billion online - Adobe

Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers spent a record $108 billion snapping up discounts on Amazon and other websites during the 2017 holiday season, with more people using smartphones and tablets, Adobe Analytics said on Tuesday.

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World Bank urges Russia to spend more on healthcare, education

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's new government after its March presidential election should invest more in education and healthcare to help spur economic growth, the World Bank's chief executive officer said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Broadcom Says Qualcomm Elected To Remain A Standalone Company

* BROADCOM LTD - "‍QUALCOMM HAS REFUSED TO ENGAGE WITH BROADCOM AND HAS INSTEAD ELECTED TO REMAIN A STANDALONE COMPANY"​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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Greenlight's Einhorn bets on Brighthouse, makes money on GM

BOSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager David Einhorn told investors on Tuesday that he made several new bets, including a "large" one on Brighthouse Financial, late last year and that he made money on automaker General Motors but lost money on Amazon and Tesla .

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BRIEF-Visionstate Signs LOI To Invest In Cryptocurrency Company

* VISIONSTATE SIGNS LOI TO INVEST IN CRYPTOCURRENCY COMPANY, ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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Be a money superhero and cosplay on a budget

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you ever happen to run into Burbank’s Mark Chu-Lin, he might not respond if you call out to him by name.

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BRIEF-The9 Ltd Says Its Unit The9 Singapore Signed Partnership Agreement With Gingkoo Technology Company Limited

* THE9 LTD SAYS ITS UNIT THE9 SINGAPORE SIGNED A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH GINGKOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED

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BRIEF-Ritchie Bros. Acquires Collector Car Auctioneer Leake Auction Company

* RITCHIE BROS. ACQUIRES COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEER LEAKE AUCTION COMPANY

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Clock ticking as Congress returns to one big spending mess

With just four days until a spending deadline, the government could be heading for a shutdown on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency.

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China's economy set to slow to 6.5 percent in 2018 as government turns off cheap money: Reuters poll

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is expected to cool this year as a government-led crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution drag on overall activity, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

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Tennis: Prize money row rumbling behind scenes at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is leading calls for players to be given a greater share of the sport's revenues and have their own union independent of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), a report in the Daily Mail said.

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Denmark will increase defense spending to counter Russia: PM

RIGA (Reuters) - The Danish government expects to win backing for a substantial increase in defense spending next month, to counter Russia's intensified military activity in eastern and northern Europe, the NATO-member's prime minister said Monday.

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Fiat Chrysler boss says no plans to break up company

DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's CEO has no intention of breaking up the company or selling off individual brands to China or any other parties, he said on Monday, adding the group was counting on its coveted Jeep brand to drive profit.

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Bidder for the Weinstein Company says bankruptcy may be best option

(Reuters) - Killer Content Inc, the movie producer that has partnered with philanthropist Abigail Disney in a consortium vying to acquire the Weinstein Company, said on Monday that a bankruptcy may be the best way forward for the U.S. film and TV studio.

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Trump spends MLK Jr. Day golfing

President Donald Trump appears poised to ignore his own calls for Americans to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with "acts of civic work and community service."

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BRIEF-Aphria Signs Supply Agreement With Althea Company

* SAYS ‍SIGNED SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH ALTHEA COMPANY; INVESTED $2.5 MILLION IN ALTHEA IN EXCHANGE FOR 25% SHAREHOLDINGS IN ALTHEA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Saidoff offer to buy parent company of Israel's Bezeq brought to court

JERUSALEM, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Eurocom Group, the parent company of Bezeq Israeli Telecom, has petitioned a Tel Aviv court to allow a debt settlement that would bring it a new controlling shareholder, a Eurocom subsidiary said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Britain's Carillion collapses as banks refuse to lend it any more money

* PM May's government under pressure over fate of Carillion (Adds details)

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Abbas Calls Oslo Accords Dead and Blasts U.S.: ‘Damn Your Money!’

The Palestinian Authority leader assailed the Trump administration over its handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, vowing to reject American leadership of any peace talks.

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VW to spend more than $3.3 billion through 2020 on U.S. model expansion

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to spend more than $3.3 billion on development and production of new models in North America from 2018 to 2020 as the German group reboots operations in the world's second-largest auto market.

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VW to spend more than $3.3 bln through 2020 on U.S. model expansion

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to spend more than $3.3 billion on development and production of new models in North America from 2018 to 2020 as the German group reboots operations in the world's second-largest auto market.

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Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A private British company developing a vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of flu has raised 20 million pounds ($27 million) from investors including GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc.

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French telcos to spend $3.7 billion to plug network gaps

PARIS (Reuters) - France's mobile telephone operators will spend more than 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) rolling out a 4G network to ensure there are no coverage gaps by 2020, a government minister said.

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Trump owes us money

Donald Trump owes each and every American money. And I don't mean the trickle-down economics kind that supposedly accompanies tax cuts to the one percent. I'm talking a check to every man, women and child for $3,239 per week until his presidency ends.

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Condoleezza Rice: Kim Jong Un is 'actually pretty clever'

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "turning out, much more so than I thought, to be actually pretty clever."

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UK government keeping close eye on services company Carillion - Conservative chairman

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's government is keeping a close eye on building and services company Carillion and ministers hope its partners will find the working capital to ensure it remains a "going concern", the chairman of the governing Conservatives said on Sunday.

Entrepreneurship nytimes.com

The Marriage Ended. The Company Thrived.

How Brad Black and Susan Griffin-Black built EO Products into an all-natural skin care juggernaut despite getting a divorce along the way.

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

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

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Costa Rica suspends airline amid probe of fatal plane crash

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's civil aviation agency suspended local airline Nature Air on Friday, two weeks after one of its small planes crashed near a tourist beach, killing two Costa Rican pilots and 10 U.S. citizens.

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Your Money: With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?

The new tax law removes the ability to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Will schools ask less of families, and should parents even use the loans to pay for school?

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Porn Star Who Claimed Sexual Encounter With Trump Received Hush Money, Wall Street Journal Reports

The $130,000 payment was reportedly made a month before the election. Mr. Trump “vehemently denies” the encounter happened, his lawyer told The Journal.

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BRIEF-Valeura Says Has Temporarily Suspended Testing Operations On Yamalik-1 Well

* VALEURA PROVIDES OPERATIONAL UPDATE AND ANNOUNCES BOARD CHANGES

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House Republicans want answers on Apple throttling older iPhone speeds: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four U.S. House Republicans, including the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, on Friday wrote Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook asking him to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries.

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Democrat Dick Durbin called out Trump for 'racist' comments, but Republicans didn't say what they heard or said they 'do not recall' slurs

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the President.

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RPT-MoneyGram opens office in Brussels

Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. money-transfer company MoneyGram International Inc confirmed on Friday that it had opened an office in Brussels and National Bank of Belgium had granted it license as a payment provider.

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MoneyGram opens office in Brussels

(Reuters) - The U.S. money-transfer company MoneyGram International Inc confirmed on Friday that it had opened an office in Brussels and National Bank of Belgium had granted it license as a payment provider.

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Fields of Gold? Jana seeks new money, allies with impact hedge fund

BOSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Wall Street investor Barry Rosenstein's new impact investing fund aimed at serving environmental and social causes could, if he plays his cards right, enhance his traditional business of pushing companies to boost earnings.

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Political risk looms over Republicans' welfare tinkering

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political danger signs are flashing, but conservatives in Washington are pushing forward with proposals to change America's social safety net, an agenda even fellow Republican President Donald Trump recently shied away from.

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Despite political risk, Republicans tinker with welfare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political danger signs are flashing, but conservatives in Washington are pushing forward with proposals to change America's social safety net, an agenda even fellow Republican President Donald Trump recently shied away from.

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Sunday Routine: How 50 Cent, Rapper and Actor, Spends His Sundays

The Midtown West resident stays busy, logging time at the gym, the office and the studio, where he’s been working on the album, “Street King Immortal.”

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

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republicans’ Fantasy Investigation

Republicans would rather defend Donald Trump than find the truth.

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Republicans say effort to help 'Dreamer' immigrants advances

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has reached a deal on protecting young immigrant "Dreamers" from deportation as part of a broader immigration plan, a spokesman for Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday.

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Axing 'Cadillac' health plan tax may be part of spending deal: House chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said on Thursday getting rid of the so-called “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer-provided health insurance could be part of the spending deal now under negotiation in Congress.

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MoneyGram shares jump on partnership with bitcoin rival Ripple

(Reuters) - Shares of MoneyGram International Inc jumped 10.5 percent on Thursday, after the money-transfer company said it partnered with blockchain firm and bitcoin-rival Ripple.

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MoneyGram shares jump on partnership with bitcoin-rival Ripple

(Reuters) - Shares of MoneyGram International Inc jumped 10.5 percent on Thursday, after the money-transfer company said it partnered with blockchain firm and bitcoin-rival Ripple.

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Dutch regulator to study proposals for lower gas production

AMSTERDAM, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The Dutch State Supervision of Mines, which regulates the gas sector, will respond to proposals to lower gas production in the Groningen field on Thursday, but will not immediately specify how much production should be cut, a spokeswoman said.

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UPDATE 1-Ultra Electronics sees "significant exposure" to U.S. defence spending

Jan 11 (Reuters) - British defence contractor Ultra Electronics, which has warned of lower defence orders in the country, said on Thursday it had significant exposure to a rising U.S. defence budget, and had seen growing demand for advanced technologies.

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Ultra Electronics sees "significant exposure" to U.S. defence spending

Jan 11 (Reuters) - British defence contractor Ultra Electronics, which has warned of lower defence orders in the country, said on Thursday it had significant exposure to a rising U.S. defence budget, and had seen growing demand for advanced technologies.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

House Republicans’ Hard-line Immigration Stand Clashes With Trump Overture

A new proposal from House Republicans underscored how deep the divisions are between and within the two parties on immigration — just days before a deadline for a deal.

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Lawmakers tout different DACA proposals as the one that meets the President's wishes

If the "four pillars" that emerged out of the White House immigration meeting spurred anything Wednesday on Capitol Hill, it was a fresh PR strategy.

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Purge of Kevin Spacey Gives ‘All the Money in the World’ a Pay Problem

Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million for reshoots of the kidnapping drama after it cut out the disgraced Spacey. Michelle Williams got just a small per diem.

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GoPro CEO: We're 'absolutely' open to selling company

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California proposes more spending on schools and roads

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year on Wednesday that would be a 5 percent increase over the current year, with greater spending on education and transportation, while he warned about a likely a economic downturn in the future.

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BRIEF-USW Union Members Reject Company Offer At ABI Smelter

* UNITED STEELWORKERS - UNION MEMBERS EMPLOYED AT ABI ALUMINUM SMELTER IN BÉCANCOUR VOTED BY MAJORITY OF 80.3% TO REJECT CO'S LATEST CONTRACT OFFER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Republicans control Virginia House after concession, court ruling

(Reuters) - Republicans took narrow control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday after a Democrat conceded in a race decided by a tie-breaker and a federal appeals court refused to keep the winner of another disputed contest from being seated.

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Cyprus company sues ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort for fraud

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort faced a new legal headache on Wednesday after a Cyprus-based company tied to a Russian oligarch sued him and his business partner Richard Gates over allegations they committed financial fraud by misappropriating millions of dollars.

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Cyprus company sues ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort for financial fraud

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort faced a new legal headache on Wednesday after a Cyprus-based company sued him and his business partner Richard Gates over allegations they committed financial fraud by misappropriating millions of dollars.

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Dutch gas company NAM calls for lower production at Groningen field

AMSTERDAM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Dutch gas company NAM on Wednesday proposed halting production at six points in the Groningen gas field and lowering overall production at the field in the wake of an earthquake earlier this week.

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Issa was one of most vulnerable Republicans

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), considered to be one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections, has announced he's retiring after serving in Congress since 2001.

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Finnish police starts investigations over forest company hacking

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Wednesday it would start investigations on a suspected data breach at Metsa Group, one of the Nordic country's largest forest companies.

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Analysis: Republicans heading for the exits

On Monday, California Rep. Ed Royce announced his retirement after 13 terms, the latest senior Republican to walk away from Congress amid mounting fears that a Democratic wave -- fueled by President Donald Trump's terrible approval ratings -- is headed toward Washington this fall.

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BRIEF-Paychex Announces Offering Of Netspend's Tip Network For Paying Tipped Employees​

* PAYCHEX INC - ‍ANNOUNCED ITS OFFERING OF NETSPEND'S TIP NETWORK, STREAMLINING PROCESS FOR PAYING TIPPED EMPLOYEES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Senator Warren says U.S. needs to 'rethink' money laundering laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday the United States needed to review outdated laws for combating money laundering which are creating an undue compliance burden for small and community banks.

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TD Bank buys AI company Layer 6 Inc

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada's No. 2 bank, on Tuesday said it bought Layer 6 Inc, an artificial intelligence (AI) company for an undisclosed sum.

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Trump a genius? Hill Republicans not so sure

President Donald Trump has boldly declared that he is a genius -- a "very stable" one at that. His Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill were not so quick to agree.

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BRIEF-NEC Acquires UK-Based IT Services Company Northgate Public Services

* NEC ACQUIRES UK-BASED IT SERVICES COMPANY NORTHGATE PUBLIC SERVICES

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Republicans in Congress Are Failing America’s Children

Health coverage for nine million kids is still at risk as congressional leaders refuse to reauthorize CHIP.

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Fund managers say bitcoin ETF proposals withdrawn due to SEC concern

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two U.S. companies shelved proposals to launch bitcoin exchange-traded funds, citing ongoing concerns by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), filings showed on Monday.

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Republicans can't avoid Trump's wall promises in DACA talks

It's the campaign promise that Republicans just can't shake.

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Ex-Google engineer sues company after firing over stereotypes memo

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

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UPDATE 1-Ex-Google engineer sues company after firing over stereotypes memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

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Ex-Google engineer fired over diversity memo sues company

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

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Factbox: What Republicans mean when they talk about U.S. welfare reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump had indicated he would like to rein in spending on U.S. social welfare programs to follow up on his 2017 victory in overhauling the U.S. tax code.

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Bombs were for money, not to kill, Borussia Dortmund suspect says

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German-Russian man admitted on Monday that he had staged bomb attacks on the team bus of Borussia Dortmund football team last April but said he had done so only as part of a money-making scheme and not to harm or kill anyone, his lawyer said.

Mobile Commerce and Payments nytimes.com

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

India’s Paytm and global heavyweights like Google are moving aggressively to persuade reluctant Indians to give up their rupee notes.

Names, Organizational nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

For some entrepreneurs, their name is the only logical choice for a company. But problems arise with the success and failure of a namesake business.

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U.S. company plans funds that double bitcoin price moves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are ramping up efforts to tap into the fever surrounding digital assets, and the latest planned bitcoin products could deliver some head-turning and stomach-churning price movements if they come to market.

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Dem: Key Republicans worry about Trump's mental fitness

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) said key figures in the Republican party are concerned with Trump's mental fitness, but will not come out and say so publicly.

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Democrats, Republicans trade barbs in tense immigration talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Months of bipartisan negotiations in the U.S. Senate over the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as 'Dreamers' turned angry on Friday, with the lead Democratic negotiator blasting the White House for making "hardline anti-immigrant" demands.

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Republicans, Democrats joust over 'Dreamer' immigration effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday downplayed the likelihood of a deal soon with Democrats on saving 700,000 young, undocumented U.S. immigrants from being kicked out of the country in March, a possibility created by President Donald Trump.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump and Republicans to Meet at Camp David With Urgent Matters Looming

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are to meet Friday at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, to discuss a range of urgent domestic matters.

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Deal on'Dreamer' immigrants still ways off: Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday downplayed the likelihood of a deal soon with Democrats on saving 700,000 young, undocumented U.S. immigrants from being kicked out of the country in March, a possibility created by President Donald Trump.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Your Money: When It Costs Double to Let Your 12-Year-Old Fly Alone

Southwest will let 12-year-olds fly solo. Other airlines want them (and 13- and 14-year-olds) in their unaccompanied minor programs for an extra $150 each way. But why?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome nytimes.com

Sunday Routine: How Howard Bloom, Writer and Former Publicist, Spends His Sundays

For 15 years, Mr. Bloom suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome so severe that he barely got out of bed. But thanks to sleep shifts, pills and exercise, he’s back.

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Fresh from Bannon feud, Trump meets Republicans to strategize for 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following a disruptive start to 2018, President Donald Trump will huddle with top Republicans on a two-day retreat starting on Friday to lay out legislative priorities for the year and discuss a strategy for pivotal November congressional elections.

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Orsted versus Orsted: scientist's descendants to sue company over name

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The descendants of Danish scientist Hans Christian Orsted will take legal action on Friday against one of Denmark's biggest companies over its decision to change its name to Orsted , their lawyer said.

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Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company ahead of historic IPO

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, in a key step for an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year.

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U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups.

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Saudi Arabia changes Aramco status to joint-stock company: official bulletin

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has changed the status of national oil firm Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, the kingdom's official bulletin said on Friday, in a major step ahead of a planned initial public offering.

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Exclusive: Mexico's attorney general vows to crack down on money laundering

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s acting attorney general said on Thursday prosecutors were already working to improve investigations and cooperation with other countries following an international report that blasted the country for failing to punish money launderers.

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U.S. suspends security aid to Pakistan over militant groups

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending an undisclosed amount of security assistance to Pakistan, which two officials said was worth more than $255 million, until Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

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US suspends security aid to Pakistan

The United States is suspending security assistance to Pakistan over what it sees as a failure by the Pakistani government to adequately clamp down on terror groups within its borders, the State Department announced Thursday.

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U.S. suspending more than $255 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending security assistance to Pakistan, which one official said was worth more than $255 million, until Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

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Citibank fined $70 million for anti-money laundering compliance shortcomings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. bank regulator has fined Citibank $70 million for failing to address shortcomings in its anti-money laundering policies.

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UPDATE 1-Citibank fined $70 mln for anti-money laundering compliance shortcomings

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. bank regulator has fined Citibank $70 million for failing to address shortcomings in its anti-money laundering policies.

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Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 million

(Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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Citibank fined $70 mln for anti-money laundering compliance shortcomings

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. bank regulator has fined Citibank $70 million for failing to address shortcomings in its anti-money laundering policies.

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Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 mln

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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Republicans keep control of Virginia state House after tie-breaker

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republicans appeared to maintain control of Virginia's House of Delegates on Thursday after their candidate won a dramatic, lottery-style drawing to resolve a tied race, but the losing Democrat said she might challenge the results.

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Trump and Republicans meet on immigration

Key Republican senators met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday amid negotiations to reach a compromise on border security issues and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

Companies Warn of Hits From Tax Cuts. Don’t Be Fooled.

Companies are expected to report billions of dollars in short-term losses stemming from the new tax law. But they are a prelude to much larger profits.

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US, South Korea to suspend military drills during Olympics

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to delay their regular joint military drills during the Winter Olympic Games in February, Korea's presidential office said Thursday.

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Farm spending to focus on environment after Brexit: UK minister

OXFORD, England (Reuters) - Britain will only pay public funds to farmers who provide public benefits such as wildlife habitats or improved soil quality under a post-Brexit shake-up in agricultural policies announced on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Future Fintech Announces 5% Stake In Blockchain Technology Company

* FUTURE FINTECH ANNOUNCES A 5% STAKE IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

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Trump push to scale back welfare programs has Republicans on edge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emboldened by his victory in the passage of the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in decades, President Donald Trump now wants to rein in social welfare programs even though some Republicans are wary of tackling the volatile issue in a congressional election year.

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BRIEF-First Global Secures 16 New US Money Transmitter Licenses In Past Year

* FIRST GLOBAL DATA LTD - FIRST GLOBAL MONEY INC, HAS BEEN GRANTED TWO ADDITIONAL MONEY TRANSMITTER LICENSES IN USA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Uber's rival pumps money into Brazil

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Europe's biggest private biotech company raises $270 mln

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

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Philippines fines Sanofi, suspends clearance for Dengvaxia

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has fined Sanofi $2,000 and suspended clearance for the French drug maker's controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, citing violations on product registration and marketing, its health secretary said on Thursday.

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Trump, Senate Republicans to discuss immigration, other issues on Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will hold two separate meetings with Senate Republicans on Thursday, one on immigration and the other on 2018 legislative priorities, the White House said on Wednesday.

Area Planning and Renewal nytimes.com

Subway Stop and Housing for Red Hook Are Among Cuomo Proposals

In his State of the State speech, the governor touched on the idea of extending mass transit to southern Brooklyn, which would then be redeveloped.

Nursing Homes nytimes.com

Care Suffers as More Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Webs

On average, injury and complaint rates are higher, and staffs smaller, at for-profit facilities that outsource goods and services to their owners’ other businesses.

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Democrats: Positive meeting with Republicans on spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday they had a productive meeting with leaders of the Republican majority and White House officials about spending issues ahead of a Jan. 19 deadline to keep the government funded.

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SEC mixes message on Apple shareholder proposals, activists say

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc was allowed to disregard one activist shareholder proposal on greenhouse gas emissions but told to hold a vote on another concerning human rights issues, in closely watched securities rulings that tested new guidance from U.S regulators.

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Republicans in South Carolina want to honor black Confederate soldiers. There's just one problem...

At a time when people are battling over whether to take down Confederate War statues and memorials, a pair of state lawmakers in South Carolina want to put one up.

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What it actually takes to launch a nuclear strike

President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday that he has a nuclear "button" on his desk at all times and boasted that the US has "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear weapons -- a stunning threat that has once again raised questions over what it takes to actually launch a nuclear warhead.

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U.S. factory activity accelerates; construction spending at record high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. factory activity increased more than expected in December, boosted by a surge in new orders growth, in a further sign of strong economic momentum at the end of 2017.

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Ant-MoneyGram deal's rejection by U.S. another indication of fading goodwill - China's Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. government panel's decision to block Ant Financial's $1.2 billion acquisition of MoneyGram International Inc. is another indication that goodwill built during President Donald Trump's November Beijing trip is fading, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

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U.S. blocks MoneyGram sale to China's Ant Financial on national security concerns

(Reuters) - Ant Financial's plan to acquire U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc collapsed on Tuesday after a U.S. government panel rejected it over national security concerns, the most high-profile Chinese deal to be torpedoed under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Philippines suspends work at call center of U.S. firm, mall after deadly fire

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has suspended operations of a shopping mall and a call center run by a U.S. firm where a fire killed 38 people, citing failure to fully comply with fire safety requirements for five successive years.

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BRIEF-Euronet Worldwide Issues Statement Regarding Termination Of MoneyGram And Ant Financial Merger Agreement

* EURONET WORLDWIDE STATEMENT REGARDING THE TERMINATION OF THE MONEYGRAM AND ANT FINANCIAL MERGER AGREEMENT

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U.S. blocks MoneyGram sale to China's Ant Financial

(Reuters) - A U.S. government panel rejected Ant Financial's acquisition of MoneyGram International Inc over national security concerns, the companies said on Tuesday, the most high-profile Chinese deal to be torpedoed under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: The Republicans’ Fake Investigations

The attack on our firm, Fusion GPS, is a diversionary tactic by Republicans who don’t want to investigate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

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U.S. shoots down MoneyGram's sale to China's Ant Financial

(Reuters) - A U.S. government panel rejected Ant Financial's acquisition of MoneyGram International Inc over national security concerns, the companies said on Tuesday, the latest Chinese deal torpedoed under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Ant Financial scraps deal to buy MoneyGram

(Reuters) - MoneyGram International Inc and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Ant Financial Services Group said on Tuesday they have agreed to terminate their amended merger agreement, due to regulatory hurdles.

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UPDATE 1-Weatherford shares plummet after company scraps OneStim venture

HOUSTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Shares of Weatherford International Plc fell 18 percent on Tuesday after the oilfield services company abandoned a proposed joint venture with Schlumberger and instead sold its hydraulic fracturing business to Schlumberger, a bigger rival.

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Weatherford shares plummet after company scraps OneStim venture

HOUSTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Shares of Weatherford International Plc fell more than 17 percent on Tuesday after the oilfield services company abandoned a proposed joint venture with Schlumberger and instead sold its hydraulic fracturing business to Schlumberger, a bigger rival.

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Moldova leader pans "shameful" court decision to suspend his powers

KIEV (Reuters) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday rejected a decision by the country's constitutional court to suspend his powers temporarily due to a wrangle between him and the pro-Western government over ministerial appointments.

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BRIEF-American Railcar Industries Says CEO's Employment With Company Terminated

* AMERICAN RAILCAR INDUSTRIES SAYS ‍ON DEC 31, 2017, CEO JEFFREY HOLLISTER'S EMPLOYMENT WITH COMPANY TERMINATED - SEC FILING​

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

The New Health Care: Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care

Studies point to a simple reason, the prices, not to the amount of care. And lowering prices would upset a lot of people in the health industry.

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Norway Labour Party's deputy leader suspended over harassment allegations

OSLO (Reuters) - The deputy head of Norway's top opposition Labour Party has temporarily stepped down from his leadership post following accusations of sexual harassment, the party said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Shanxi Securities Signs Agreement With Company Of JD.com's Liu Qiangdong

* SAYS IT SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH TECH COMPANY OF JD.COM'S LIU QIANGDONG TO COOPERATE ON VARIOUS FRONTS, SUCH AS SETTING UP AN INVESTMENT FUND OF TOTAL SIZE OF 5 BILLION YUAN ($768.49 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2Cu7bf2 Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.5063 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Partisans, Wielding Money, Begin Seeking to Exploit Harassment Claims

The earthquake of sexual misconduct allegations has taken down powerful men without regard to politics, but as it shakes Washington, accusations are taking on a partisan tint.

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As U.S. budget fight looms, Republicans flip their fiscal script

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a conservative Republican faction in the U.S. Congress, who voted this month for a huge expansion of the national debt to pay for tax cuts, called himself a "fiscal conservative" on Sunday and urged budget restraint in 2018.

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Italian president calls for 'realistic' proposals ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday urged political parties to make realistic proposals to tackle Italy's problems, especially joblessness, ahead of an election in March.

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Here are the Republicans retiring from Congress in 2018

The list of lawmakers leaving Congress in 2018 is notable for the number of Republicans who have cited their own party's president as one of the reasons for their retirement.

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China to suspend some car production over fuel consumption standards

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will suspend the production of 553 passenger vehicle models that have failed to meet the government's fuel consumption standards, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Republicans’ 2018 Resolution: Bipartisanship. Will It Last?

With their Senate majority narrowed even further and a midterm election approaching, Republicans are seeking some consensus with Democrats after a year of intense division.

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White House, Congress prepare for talks on spending, immigration

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it was set to kick off talks next week with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on immigration policy, government spending and other issues that need to be wrapped up early in the new year.

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Republicans in Virginia warn against delay in settling election

Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates argue in legal motions that Democratic efforts to compel a circuit court to reconsider its decision allowing a questionable ballot to be recounted are frivolous and are delaying the organization of the new House for the coming legislative year.

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London Stock Exchange's company floats hit 3-year high at 15 billion pounds

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange raised 15 billion pounds ($20.28 billion) from 106 initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2017, a 63 percent increase compared to last year and the highest level for three years.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Your Money: Expecting a Tax Cut Next Year? Spend It on Others

Most people will pay less in taxes in the next few years. If you can, redirect that money toward hiring help, spending locally and supporting charities.

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Germany's top court rejects VW's bid to suspend emissions audit

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's highest court has rejected a bid by Volkswagen AG to suspend the work of a special auditor appointed to investigate management's actions in the "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

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UPDATE 1-Germany's top court rejects VW's bid to suspend emissions audit

FRANKFURT, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Germany's highest court has rejected a bid by Volkswagen AG to suspend the work of a special auditor appointed to investigate management's actions in the "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

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Spend on defense, Merkel's allies say, widening gap with SPD

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian sister party (CSU) has proposed increasing Germany's defense spending to a level that widens a policy gap with the Social Democrats (SPD) ahead of talks on forming a governing coalition.

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Mechel says CFO to leave company

MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Russian coal and steel producer Mechel's Chief Financial Officer Sergey Rezontov is to step down for personal reasons, the company said in a statement on Friday.

Art nytimes.com

Sunday Routine: How Carter Cleveland, of Artsy, Spends His Sundays

The entrepreneur sleeps in, goes to yoga, sits under a tree, steams, and always has dinner with his family on the Upper West Side, where he grew up.

Mortgages nytimes.com

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

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

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10 great places to spend New Year's Eve

Some of the details may change, but year in and year out, these destinations around the world have a well-deserved reputation for traditionally throwing a great New Year's Eve shindig.

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Brazil's top court suspends parts of President Temer's Christmas pardons

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (Reuters) - The president of Brazil's Supreme Court suspended parts of a Christmas decree from President Michel Temer granting pardons to convicted criminals on Thursday, saying Temer's actions needed further examination by the court.

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Trump and Gov. Walker touted more jobs. Now the cost to host the Taiwanese company has crossed $4 billion.

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5 money mistakes to avoid in the new year

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BRIEF-Moneygram Names W. Alexander Holmes To Succeed Pamela H. Patsley As Board Chairman In Feb. 2018

* MONEYGRAM NAMES W. ALEXANDER HOLMES TO SUCCEED PAMELA H. PATSLEY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN FEBRUARY 2018

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Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

The deepening troubles threaten to further destabilize a nation facing a dire recession and unbridled crime, as well as food and medicine shortages.

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BRIEF-Lamar Advertising Company Announces Change In Dividend Payment Date

* LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

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BRIEF-Workhorse To Spin-Off Surefly Unit Into Separate Publicly Traded Company

* WORKHORSE SAYS ON DEC 26, CO ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SPIN-OFF SUREFLY, A UNINT OF CO, INTO SEPARATE PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY - SEC FILING

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U.S. department store stocks jump on holiday spending record

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts.

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Tunisia suspends flights following female passenger travel ban

Tunisian authorities say their decision to suspend all Emirates airline flights into the country "cannot be described as a diplomatic crisis" between the North African country and the United Arab Emirates.

Plummer, Christopher nytimes.com

Review: Christopher Plummer Dominates ‘All the Money in the World’

Mr. Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty, is magnetic in the film, which recounts the 1973 kidnapping of his grandson.

Obesity nytimes.com

In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

When the food industry funds nutritionists, critics say it subverts science to preserve its market.

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BRIEF-Transport Canada Suspends West Wind Aviation's Air Operator Certificate

* TRANSPORT CANADA SUSPENDS WEST WIND AVIATION'S AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Tax Bill Hysteria

Opposition to the bill is a gift to the G.O.P.

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

U.S. Tax Bill May Inspire Cuts Globally, While Fueling Trade Tensions

Other countries may need to cut corporate taxes to stay competitive. But companies outside the United States also worry the bill discriminates against them.

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LVMH's Celine creator Phoebe Philo to leave company: source

PARIS (Reuters) - Phoebe Philo, artistic director of LVMH's Celine label since 2008, is leaving the high-end ready-to-wear brand, a source close to the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Seven Stars Cloud Says It Is "In No Way A Bitcoin-Related Company"

* SEVEN STARS CLOUD CHAIRMAN & CEO BRUNO WU PROVIDES BRIEF UPDATE ON COMPANY VISION

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Strong U.S. consumer, business spending bolster growth picture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending accelerated in November and shipments of key capital goods orders increased for the 10th straight month, data showed on Friday, the latest signs of strong momentum in the economy as the year winds down.

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Trump signs tax, government spending bills into law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Republicans' massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown.

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Novelion unit asks U.S. judge to approve plea deal, cites money woes

BOSTON (Reuters) - Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc has asked a U.S. judge to quickly approve a new plea agreement aimed at resolving probes into its promotion of a cholesterol drug, saying its parent company has been blocked from capital markets due to the case's uncertainty.