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BRIEF-BioDelivery Sciences Reacquires Onsolis From Collegium Pharmaceutical

* BIODELIVERY SCIENCES REACQUIRES ONSOLIS® FROM COLLEGIUM PHARMACEUTICAL

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Common Sense: The Disney-Fox Deal Has Friends in High Places

The Justice Department moved to block AT&T’s attempted acquisition of Time Warner. So why would it approve this $52.4 billion megadeal?

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Trump supports deal for Disney to acquire Fox film, TV units -White House

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump backs the deal that Walt Disney Co has struck to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Disney, Korea, Theresa May: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

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BRIEF-Unilever To Acquire Schmidt’s Naturals

* SAYS TERMS OF TRANSACTION WERE NOT DISCLOSED​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Medicure Acquires License To Sell Cardiovascular Drug In The U.S.

* MEDICURE ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE LICENSE TO SELL AND MARKET BRANDED CARDIOVASCULAR DRUG IN THE U.S.

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Disney to buy Fox film, some TV businesses for $52 billion

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock as the world's largest entertainment company seeks even greater scale to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

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Disney buys Fox: Who gets what

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Stock futures up, eyes on Disney-Fox deal, bank stocks

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a slightly higher open on Thursday as traders focused on a $52.4 billion stock deal between Walt Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox and gains in shares of big banks.

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Disney Makes Deal for 21st Century Fox, Reshaping Entertainment Landscape

The acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire makes Disney a true streaming competitor to services like Netflix and Amazon.

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What Disney Is Getting From Fox

Benefits include overseas assets, a television hit factory, popular film franchises, regional sports networks and a more diverse pool of executives.

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Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52 billion

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Thursday agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion as Disney seeks greater scale to tackle growing competition from Netflix and Amazon.com.

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The $52.4 billion deal for much of Rupert Murdoch's company could help Disney fend off digital rivals

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Seizures of medicines using banned animal parts see steep rise

LONDON (Reuters) - The amount of medicinal products containing illegal wildlife parts seized by EU authorities has risen sharply in the last six years, according to monitoring group TRAFFIC, and includes items from a range of animals including tigers, bears and snakes.

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BRIEF-Becle To Acquire Pendleton Whisky Brands For $205 Mln

* BECLE SA DE CV SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO A DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE PENDLETON WHISKY BRAND ASSETS FROM HOOD RIVER DISTILLERS, INC

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Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

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BRIEF-EastGroup Properties Says Acquired Gwinnett Progress Center In Atlanta For $29.2 Million

* EASTGROUP PROPERTIES ANNOUNCES RECENT INVESTMENT AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES

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Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion -source

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 3-T-Mobile to launch new television service in 2018, acquire Layer3 TV

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday that it will launch a new streaming television service next year after buying startup Layer3 TV for an undisclosed amount.

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UPDATE 2-T-Mobile to launch new television service in 2018, acquire Layer3 TV

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc will launch a new television service in 2018 and acquire television technology company Layer3 TV Inc for an undisclosed amount, the U.S. No. 3 wireless carrier said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-EBay Signs Agreement to Acquire Terapeak

* SAYS HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE TERAPEAK; FINANCIAL TERMS OF THE DEAL WERE NOT DISCLOSED‍​ Source text : http://bit.ly/2nXOaMh Further company coverage:

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T-Mobile to launch new television service in 2018, acquire Layer3 TV

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. No. 3 wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc will launch a new television service in 2018 and acquire television technology company Layer3 TV Inc for an undisclosed amount as part of its plans, it said on Wednesday.

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Disney-Fox deal would be monumental

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BRIEF-South Atlantic Bancshares To Acquire Atlantic Bancshares

* SOUTH ATLANTIC BANCSHARES, INC. TO ACQUIRE ATLANTIC BANCSHARES, INC.

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Disney’s Deal for 21st Century Fox Is Said to Be Close

The $60 billion-plus acquisition would give Disney control of most of Rupert Murdoch’s movie and TV empire, and give a serious boost to the company’s streaming ambitions.

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BRIEF-SmartFinancial Inc To Acquire Southern Community Bank

* SMARTFINANCIAL, INC. TO ACQUIRE TULLAHOMA, TN-BASED SOUTHERN COMMUNITY BANK

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BRIEF-Heartland Financial USA Announces Plan To Acquire First Bank Lubbock Bancshares In Texas

* HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA, INC. ANNOUNCES PLAN TO ACQUIRE FIRST BANK LUBBOCK BANCSHARES, INC. IN TEXAS

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BRIEF-Sistema says it Received Legal Claim Filed By Rosneft, Pjsoc Bashneft Seeking Damages From Co, Units for Rub 131.64 Bln‍​

* SISTEMA -RECEIVED LEGAL CLAIM FILED BY ROSNEFT AND PJSOC BASHNEFT SEEKING DAMAGES FROM CO, UNITS JSC SISTEMA-INVEST IN THE AMOUNT OF RUB 131.64 BLN‍​

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BRIEF-Abcann Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Leading Medical Cannabis Clinic

* ABCANN ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE LEADING MEDICAL CANNABIS CLINIC

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Westfield, Owner of World Trade Center Mall, to Be Sold for $15.7 Billion

Unibail-Rodamco is set to acquire Westfield, owner of the Garden State Plaza in New Jersey and the shopping center at One World Trade Center, among others.

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Comcast drops bid for 21st Century Fox assets

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Is N. Korea seeking biological weapons?

A United Nations diplomat is warning about the need to decrease tensions with North Korea due to concerns that Kim Jong Un could develop biological weapons. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.

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BRIEF-Briggs & Stratton acquires commercial spreader and sprayer product line

* BRIGGS & STRATTON ACQUIRES COMMERCIAL SPREADER AND SPRAYER PRODUCT LINE

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BRIEF-Idex Corporation To Acquire Thinxxs Microtechnology AG

* ‍THINXXS WILL OPERATE WITHIN IDEX HEALTH & SCIENCE LLC PART OF IDEX'S HEALTH AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES SEGMENT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-LKQ to buy German car parts retailer Stahlgruber in $1.8 bln deal

* LKQ to fund acquisition with debt offers, share exchange (Adds valuation, details)

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BRIEF-Veru Acquires Novel Proprietary Formulation For Overactive Bladder

* VERU ACQUIRES NOVEL PROPRIETARY FORMULATION FOR OVERACTIVE BLADDER

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LKQ to buy German car parts retailer Stahlgruber in $1.77 bln deal

Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. auto parts retailer LKQ Corp said on Monday it would buy German peer Stahlgruber for about 1.5 billion euros ($1.77 billion) to expand in Europe.

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BRIEF-Cleantech Solutions International To Acquire A 60 PCT Interest In 3D Discovery Limited

* CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL ENTERS INTO SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE A 60 PCT INTEREST IN 3D DISCOVERY CO. LIMITED

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Apple, India wrangle over import tax on mobile parts: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts so it can expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, but the government is unlikely to accede, people familiar with the matter said.

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Apple, India wrangle over import tax on mobile parts - sources

NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts so it can expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, but the government is unlikely to accede, people familiar with the matter said.

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Seeking to extend martial law in Philippine south, Duterte says militants regrouping

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for a year, arguing that Islamist militants have been regrouping since a five-month urban conflict ended there in October.

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Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam - source

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Apple Inc is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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PepsiCo to move to Nasdaq after nearly a century with NYSE

(Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc is moving its listing to the Nasdaq, ending a century-long association with the New York Stock Exchange.

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Abu Dhabi to acquire Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi': Christie's

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New-York based Christie's auction house said on Friday Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism was acquiring Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi," a painting that sold for $450.3 million.

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BRIEF-Hexcel To Acquire Oxford Performance Materials Aerospace & Defense Business

* HEXCEL TO ACQUIRE OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS AEROSPACE & DEFENSE BUSINESS

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Japan to acquire air-launched missiles able to strike North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is to acquire medium-range, air-launched cruise missiles, capable of striking North Korea, a controversial purchase of what will become the longest-range munitions of a country that has renounced the right to wage war.

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Oracle's Safra Catz among two new members named to Disney board

(Reuters) - Media company Walt Disney Co on Thursday named Oracle Corp's chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina Inc , Francis A. deSouza, to its board.

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BRIEF-Gilead Sciences and Kite To Acquire Cell Design Labs

* GILEAD SCIENCES INC - DEAL FOR UP TO APPROXIMATELY $567 MILLION

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BRIEF-CGI Acquires Commercial Consulting Firm Paragon Solutions

* CGI - ACQUISITION FOR ALL CASH CONSIDERATION OF PARAGON SOLUTIONS, INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Will the Trump administration let Rupert Murdoch sell Fox to Disney?

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BRIEF-Cypress Announces Pasinex Signs Option To Acquire 80% Of Gunman Project In Nevada

* CYPRESS ANNOUNCES PASINEX SIGNS OPTION TO ACQUIRE 80% OF GUNMAN ZINC / SILVER PROJECT IN NEVADA

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BRIEF-Four Corners Property Trust Acquires Longhorn Steakhouse Restaurant Property For $1.5 Mln

* FCPT ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE RESTAURANT PROPERTY FOR $1.5 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Blackstone Acquires Majority Stake In Titus

* BLACKSTONE ACQUIRES A MAJORITY STAKE IN LEADING DATA CLASSIFICATION PROVIDER TITUS

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BRIEF-Western Forest Products To Acquire Processing And Distribution Centre In Arlington, Washington

* WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS TO ACQUIRE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON

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Disney CEO likely to extend tenure if Fox deal happens: WSJ

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger will likely extend his tenure past 2019 to facilitate integration of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc assets if a deal is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney CEO likely to extend tenure if Fox deal happens -WSJ

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger will likely extend his tenure past 2019 to facilitate integration of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc assets if a deal is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Edwards Lifesciences Corp Acquires Harpoon Medical

* EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP - EDWARDS PAID $100 MILLION IN CASH FOR HARPOON AT CLOSING ON DEC. 1

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Likely To Stay At Company for Additional 2-3 Years If Deal With 21St Century Fox Goes Through- CNBC

* WALT DISNEY CEO BOB IGER LIKELY TO STAY AT COMPANY AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO THREE YEARS IF A DEAL WITH 21ST CENTURY FOX GOES THROUGH- CNBC, CITING SOURCE‍​ Source text : http://cnb.cx/2iy4ZaW Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Iger Likely To Extend Tenure Past 2019 To Facilitate Integration Of Fox Assets With Disney - CNBC, citing DJ

* WALT DISNEY CO. CEO IGER LIKELY TO EXTEND TENURE PAST 2019 TO FACILITATE INTEGRATION OF FOX ASSETS WITH DISNEY - CNBC, CITING DOW JONES‍​ Further company coverage:

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Conservative Groups Seeking Support for Tax Cuts Find It a Hard Sell

Groups like the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity are trying to convince ordinary Americans that this is good for them too.

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China's HNA Group to sell overseas property, dispose non-core assets - 21st Century Business Herald

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - HNA Group Co Ltd's Chief Executive Officer Adam Tan said the aviation-to-financial services conglomerate is negotiating to sell overseas real estate as part of a strategic streamlining, according to an interview published by 21st Century Business Herald.

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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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Christine Keeler, Central Figure in British ‘Scandal of the Century,’ Is Dead at 75

Ms. Keeler’s affair with the government minister John Profumo and other revelations set England abuzz in the early 1960s.

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Disney Said to Be Nearing a Deal With 21st Century Fox

Disney is said to be seeking to acquire parts of Fox’s empire in a transaction that could offer a senior executive role for Rupert Murdoch’s son James at Disney.

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BRIEF-Preferred Apartment Communities To Acquire Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center Through Subsidiary

* PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES, INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF A GROCERY-ANCHORED SHOPPING CENTER THROUGH ITS WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY, NEW MARKET PROPERTIES, LLC

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UPDATE 3-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Wall Street wavers as Disney falls and tech rebounds

(Reuters) - Wall Street treaded water on Tuesday as Microsoft and other technology stocks rebounded and Walt Disney Co fell, while investors assessed how a Republican tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings.

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Buyout firm Platinum seeks parts of Unilever spreads business - sources

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Investment firm Platinum Equity is preparing a binding bid for part of Unilever's margarine and spreads business, sources familiar with the matter said, ahead of next week's deadline for final offers.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street wavers as Disney falls and tech rebounds

* Indexes: Dow -0.15 pct, S&P -0.02 pct, Nasdaq +0.33 pct (Updates to afternoon)

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Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum: sources

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Disney and Fox are closing in on deal, could be announced next week - CNBC

* WALT DISNEY CO. & TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX CLOSING IN ON DEAL THAT COULD COME AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK - CNBC Further company coverage:

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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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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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BRIEF-Livanova To Acquire Imthera Medical

* LIVANOVA PLC SAYS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE REMAINING OUTSTANDING INTERESTS IN IMTHERA MEDICAL, INC.

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BRIEF-Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Gatehouse Consulting Limited

* ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO. ACQUIRES GATEHOUSE CONSULTING LIMITED

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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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Nikkei slips as tech shares follow U.S. counterparts down

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday with semiconductor equipment manufacturers' stocks hit by weakness in U.S. tech shares overnight, undercutting gains for banks and brokerages.

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BRIEF-Independent Bank Corp To Acquire Traverse City State Bank For About $63.24 Mln

* INDEPENDENT BANK CORPORATION ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE TRAVERSE CITY STATE BANK

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BRIEF-Oncap Acquires Intrapac International From CI Capital Partners

* ONCAP ACQUIRES INTRAPAC INTERNATIONAL FROM CI CAPITAL PARTNERS

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Fox prefers Disney as buyer for studio, media assets: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Media company Twenty-First Century Fox , controlled by the Murdoch family, favors selling some assets to Walt Disney Co as it is a better strategic fit and presents fewer regulatory hurdles, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Hub International Acquires Assets Of Desert Empire Insurance Services

* HUB INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES THE ASSETS OF CALIFORNIA-BASED DESERT EMPIRE INSURANCE SERVICES, INC.

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BRIEF-Orex Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Silver-Copper-Zinc Project in Mexico

* OREX SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO ACQUIRE THE SAN LUIS DEL CORDERO SILVER-COPPER-ZINC PROJECT IN DURANGO, MEXICO

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Exclusive: EU set to approve easyJet purchase of parts of Air Berlin - sources

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - British budget airline easyJet is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval to buy parts of failed German peer Air Berlin , people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Scorpio Bulkers Announces A Commitment For A New Loan Facility And The Agreement To Modify A Contract To Acquire A Single Ultramax Vessel

* SCORPIO BULKERS INC. ANNOUNCES A COMMITMENT FOR A NEW LOAN FACILITY AND THE AGREEMENT TO MODIFY A CONTRACT TO ACQUIRE A SINGLE ULTRAMAX VESSEL

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BRIEF-Prysmian To Acquire General Cable For $30 Per Share In Cash

* PRYSMIAN TO ACQUIRE GENERAL CABLE FOR $30.00 PER SHARE IN CASH

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BRIEF-TTM Technologies to acquire Anaren for about $775 mln

* ‍AGREED TO ACQUIRE ANAREN, INC. FOR APPROXIMATELY $775 MILLION IN CASH FROM AFFILIATES OF VERITAS CAPITAL​

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BRIEF-CVS Health to acquire Aetna in $69 bln deal

* CVS HEALTH TO ACQUIRE AETNA; COMBINATION TO PROVIDE CONSUMERS WITH A BETTER EXPERIENCE, REDUCED COSTS AND IMPROVED ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE EXPERTS IN HOMES AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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CVS Health to acquire Aetna for $69 billion in year's largest acquisition

(Reuters) - U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc for $69 billion, seeking to tackle soaring healthcare spending through lower-cost medical services in pharmacies.

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UPDATE 2-CVS Health to acquire Aetna for $69 bln in year's largest acquisition

Dec 3 (Reuters) - U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc for $69 billion, seeking to tackle soaring healthcare spending through lower-cost medical services in pharmacies.

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MEDIA-Fox restarts talks with Disney about sale of assets - FT

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - -- Source link: http://on.ft.com/2nqqLCE

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RPT-Sale of the century? $300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves slowly

* Healthcare, grains, postal, electricity suffer snags -sources

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Disney Is Said to Have Resumed Talks to Buy Parts of Fox

The move comes as the Murdoch family decides whether to sell big parts of its empire, as the media industry continues to consolidate.

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Pope ends sensitive trip to Asia after seeking Rohingya forgiveness

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended a diplomatically tricky trip to Asia on Saturday, seeking the forgiveness of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh after his controversial decision to not directly refer to their plight when he visited their homeland, Myanmar.

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BRIEF-Hennessy Advisors, Inc. Acquires Two Rainier U.S. Equity Funds

* HENNESSY ADVISORS, INC. ACQUIRES TWO RAINIER U.S. EQUITY FUNDS

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BRIEF-Kesm Transaction Solutions Says Acquired In A Private Transaction, Ownership And Control Over 35.8 Mln Shares Of Ackroo Inc

* KESM TRANSACTION SOLUTIONS SAYS ACQUIRED IN A PRIVATE TRANSACTION, OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OVER 35.8 MILLION SHARES OF ACKROO INC

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REFILE-Sale of the century? $300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves slowly

* Healthcare, grains, postal, electricity suffer snags -sources

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BRIEF-Fiera Capital To Acquire Management Of City National Rochdale Fast-Growing Emerging Markets Fund

* FIERA CAPITAL TO ACQUIRE MANAGEMENT OF CITY NATIONAL ROCHDALE FAST-GROWING EMERGING MARKETS FUND

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BRIEF-Fox Factory Holding Acquires Certain Assets Of Flagship, DBA Tuscany Motor Co

* FOX FACTORY HOLDING CORP. ACQUIRES CERTAIN ASSETS OF FLAGSHIP INC., DBA TUSCANY MOTOR COMPANY

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BRIEF-TCW Group Says Nippon Life To Acquire 24.75 Pct Stake In Co From Carlyle Group

* NIPPON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY TO MAKE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN TCW GROUP

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Too cold for a theme park, Disney looks to toy stores in Russia

MOSCOW, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Though too cold for a theme park, Russia's underserved toy market makes it an attractive business prospect for Walt Disney Co, the head of its Russian operations said on Friday.

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Sale of the century? $300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves slowly

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's $300-billion privatization program was billed as the sale of the century when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his plan to great fanfare. Nineteen months later, it is moving at a snail's pace, bankers, investors and analysts familiar with the process say.

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UPDATE 1-Slim's America Movil acquires some 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Mexican telecommunications firm America Movil said on Thursday that it had acquired the rights to show the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024 in some Latin American countries, marking the company's latest bid to boost its presence in television.

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BRIEF-Golden Predator Acquires 100% Of Sprogge Project, Yukon

* GOLDEN PREDATOR ACQUIRES 100% OF SPROGGE PROJECT, YUKON Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Disney finds lead for live-action 'Mulan'

Disney has found its Mulan.

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Seeking Russian Presidency, Socialite Hits the Campaign Trail

Ksenia Sobchak, a television journalist and opposition candidate, opened a campaign office and vowed to stir a “national discussion about what is wrong with Russia.”

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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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BRIEF-Block One Capital Says To Invest Up To $2.3 Mln To Acquire Up To 90 Pct Of TG12​

* AGREES TO ACQUIRE UP TO 90% OF CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING OPERATION

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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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Disney eliminates 150 jobs at ESPN

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's ESPN unit is laying off about 150 employees, ESPN President John Skipper said in a memo to employees on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Tyler Technologies Acquires Radio 10-33

* TYLER TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES RADIO 10-33, AN AUDIO CAPTURE COMPANY

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BRIEF-Proofpoint Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Weblife For $60 Million

* PROOFPOINT ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE WEBLIFE FOR $60 MILLION; EXTENDS PROTECTION CAPABILITIES TO ENTERPRISE USERS’ WEB-BASED PERSONAL EMAIL

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Meghan Markle departs 'Suits' after engagement to Prince Harry

LOS ANGELES, Nov 28 (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle has wrapped up her role on legal drama series "Suits" after seven seasons, USA Network and Universal Cable Productions said in a statement on Tuesday, a day after Markle and Britain's Prince Harry announced their engagement.

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Cineworld in talks to acquire Regal Entertainment for $3.6 billion

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theaters, is in talks to acquire U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group for approximately $3.6 billion in cash, Regal said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Jack Henry & Associates To Acquire Ensenta Corp

* JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES INC - FINANCIAL DETAILS WERE NOT DISCLOSED.

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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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Trilobites: Seeking the Source of the Vanishing Great Salt Lake

Human consumption — not seasonal fluctuations or climate change — is primarily to blame for the Great Salt Lake’s desiccation, according to a recent analysis.

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Digital mapping company HERE to acquire ATS in connected-car play

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Digital mapping firm HERE said on Tuesday it plans to acquire Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS), a Germany-based company that provides "over the air" software updates for connected and autonomous vehicles.

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BRIEF-CannaRoyalty Signs Binding Term Sheets To Acquire Two Leading California Cannabis Companies

* CANNAROYALTY SIGNS BINDING TERM SHEETS TO ACQUIRE TWO LEADING CALIFORNIA CANNABIS COMPANIES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Scotiabank Submits A Binding Offer To BBVA To Acquire Its Shares In BBVA Chile

* SCOTIABANK SUBMITS A BINDING OFFER TO BBVA TO ACQUIRE ITS SHARES IN BBVA CHILE

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GOP senator seeking back-up revenue plan

Sen. James Lankford said Monday the Senate tax reform proposal needs to include a back-up plan to pay for it in case the economic growth projections conservatives are banking on don't materialize.

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BRIEF-FCB Announces Agreement To Acquire Floridian Community Bank

* FCB ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE FLORIDIAN COMMUNITY BANK

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BRIEF-Wilks Brothers Acquires Common Shares Of Cathedral Energy Services Ltd

* WILKS BROTHERS, LLC ACQUIRES COMMON SHARES OF CATHEDRAL ENERGY SERVICES LTD.

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BRIEF-Heritage Insurance Holdings Obtains Regulatory Approval To Acquire Narragansett Bay Insurance Company And Sets Closing Date For Acquisition

* HERITAGE INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC. OBTAINS REGULATORY APPROVAL TO ACQUIRE NARRAGANSETT BAY INSURANCE COMPANY AND SETS CLOSING DATE FOR ACQUISITION

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BRIEF-SA's ‍Competition Commission approves merger whereby Isuzu Motors (SA) (Pty) Ltd intends to acquire Isuzu Light Commercial Vehicle Business

* APPROVED MERGER WHEREBY ISUZU MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA PROPRIETARY LTD (IMSA) INTENDS TO ACQUIRE ISUZU LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BUSINESS OF GMSA

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BRIEF-Civeo To Acquire Noralta Lodge

* CIVEO TO ACQUIRE NORALTA LODGE, A PREMIER ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDER IN THE CANADIAN OIL SANDS REGION

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Four Women, Four Lifetimes, One Camera in ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.

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BRIEF-Time Inc to be acquired by Meredith Corp for $18.50 per share

* DEAL WITH MEREDITH SUBJECT TO CUSTOMARY CLOSING CONDITIONS AND REGULATORY APPROVALS

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UPDATE 2-Meredith nears deal to acquire magazine publisher Time -sources

Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. media company Meredith Corp is nearing a deal to acquire Time Inc, the U.S. publisher of Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazines, for about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Time Inc. Is Said to Near Sale in Deal Backed by Koch Brothers

Meredith Corporation, the publisher of Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens, would take over the company that prints Time, Sports Illustrated and People.

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Brantley in Britain: Eye-Openers in London: 19th-Century Women with 21st-Century Problems

Revivals of plays by Ibsen and Wilde, and a new work about the young Karl Marx, find strong women chafing under the yoke of dominating men

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

Economic policy driven by presidential pique.

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BRIEF-Senator Minerals to acquire Keefe Lake uranium project

* ‍Subject to existing royalty rights, Keefe Lake projects holds a 100% interest in Keefe Lake uranium project​

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BRIEF-Scientific Games acquires securities of NYX Gaming Group

* ACQUIRED OWNERSHIP OF 27.3 MILLION ORDINARY SHARES OF NYX GAMING, 3.5 MILLION WARRANTS TO ACQUIRE ORDINARY SHARES OF NYX

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis to acquire H2 Biopharma

* Aurora Cannabis Inc - ‍total contingent consideration for acquisition of H2, including closing and milestone payments, is $25 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Lorito Holdings, Zebra Holdings & Investments acquire shares of Bluestone Resources

* ‍Lorito Holdings S.à.r.l. - on Nov 22, co, Zebra Holdings & Investments S.à.r.l. acquired 3.3 million shares of Bluestone Resources at C$1.00/share​

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis acquires greenhouse design firm Larssen Ltd.

* Aurora Cannabis acquires leading global greenhouse design firm Larssen Ltd.

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BRIEF-Aldershot acquires Gold Tenement near Mt. Magnet, Western Australia

* Aldershot acquires Gold Tenement near Mt. Magnet, Western Australia Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Album Review: Blackbear Is Not Quite the Sum of His Parts on ‘Cybersex’

The singer and rapper’s fourth album flirts with the shifts at play in pop music today, but it feels more like a mimeograph than an innovation.

Sultan, Hurrem (1501-58) nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Woman Who Smashed a Glass Ceiling in the 16th Century

Leslie Peirce’s “Empress of the East” tells the story of the slave girl who rose to become Queen of the Ottomans.

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Police find similarities in body parts found Copenhagen waters

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - An arm found by divers near Copenhagen was weighed down with pieces of metal similar to those attached to the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall who died in August on board a submarine owned by a Danish inventor, local police said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Isodiol International signs definitive agreement to acquire Bradley’S Bioscience

* Isodiol International Inc. signs definitive agreement to acquire Bradley’S Bioscience Inc, and closes strategic financing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-American Industrial Partners to acquire Rand Logistics

* AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS TO ACQUIRE RAND LOGISTICS, INC.

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BRIEF-Scientific Games acquires ordinary shares of NYX Gaming Group

* Scientific Games acquires ordinary shares of NYX Gaming Group

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Disney executive takes leave of absence, apologizes for unwanted gestures

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Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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UPDATE 2-Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps' -memo

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-Distinct Infrastructure Group acquires Crown Utilities

* Distinct Infrastructure Group acquires Crown Utilities, increases RBC facility to $50m and closes $10m equity financing

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Disney animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co animation executive John Lasseter told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps," including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-Disney animation head Lasseter taking leave of absence from Pixar amid "missteps" - The Hollywood Reporter

* Disney animation head John Lasseter taking leave of absence from Pixar amid "missteps" - The Hollywood Reporter, citing memo Source text: http://bit.ly/2jcXPZF Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tucows updates offer to acquire BT business

* Says ‍on Nov 20, city of Burlington D/B/A Burlington Telecom released updated bid letter of co regarding co's bid to acquire all assets of BT​

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21st Century Fox gets nearly $90 million from insurers to cover claims

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

* Acquires 100 percent interest in two silica properties Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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21st Century Fox in $90 million settlement tied to sexual harassment scandal

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has reached a $90 million settlement of shareholder claims arising from the sexual harassment scandal at its Fox News Channel, which cost the jobs of longtime news chief Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O'Reilly.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

U.S. Said to Be Poised to Sue Over AT&T’s Deal for Time Warner

A Justice Department lawsuit to block the merger would set up a showdown over the first blockbuster acquisition to come before the Trump administration.

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BRIEF-THE CARLYLE GROUP TO ACQUIRE BENEFITMALL

* CARLYLE GROUP LP - ‍HAS AGREED TO ACQUIRE BENEFITMALL FROM AN INVESTOR GROUP LED BY AUSTIN VENTURES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Review: Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’ Brings Hitchcock Into the 21st Century

The opera, based on a 1961 novel and Hitchcock’s 1964 film about a traumatized woman who compulsively changes her identity, comes to the Met next season.

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Mueller seeking interview with publicist who set up Russian-Trump Jr. meeting

Special counsel Robert Mueller is in talks with the attorney for the British publicist who set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Media Memo: The Kochs Are Inching Closer to Becoming Media Moguls

As Charles and David Koch back the Meredith Corporation’s effort to buy Time Inc., some see a new way for them to advance their libertarian agenda.

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BRIEF-Genghis S.á.r.l. acquires 18.5 mln shares of Taiga Building Products

* Genghis S.á.r.l. acquires shares of Taiga Building Products Ltd. under exchange offer

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BRIEF-DSM acquires Brazilian production facility from Amyris

* DSM expands strategic alliance with Amyris and acquires Brazilian production facility from Amyris

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Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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UPDATE 4-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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Comcast Said to Be in Talks to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets

The cable giant is discussing acquiring the Fox movie studio, the FX network, regional sports channels and a vast overseas TV distribution business.

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UPDATE 3-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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Comcast in talks to buy 21st Century Fox

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Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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Comcast approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: source

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp has approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, expressing interest in the same assets that Walt Disney Co had approached Fox for recently, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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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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Airbnb acquires Accomable to offer home rentals for disabled travelers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business.

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BRIEF-Spada Gold announces qualifying deal to acquire Côte D'ivoire assets

* Spada gold announces qualifying transaction to acquire côte d'ivoire assets from sandstorm gold

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Trump Casts a Shadow Over the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

He politicizes everything he touches, so unless his appointees act with utmost integrity they will be tainted as his henchmen.

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BRIEF-Chartwell Retirement Residences to acquire 5 retirement residences in Alberta

* Chartwell agrees to acquire five retirement residences in Alberta

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Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco

ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura has left his role as Italy's national team coach, the country's football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the side failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco: Soccer Federation

ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura is no longer Italy's soccer coach, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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BRIEF-SandRidge Energy to acquire Bonanza Creek Energy in deal worth $746 mln​

* SandRidge Energy to acquire Bonanza Creek Energy for $36.00 per share in cash and stock

Income Tax nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.’s 20th-Century Tax Plan

The Republican proposals promise a needed update, but instead will just leave America in the past.

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BRIEF-SKW Stahl-Metallurgie says Luxfer to acquire ESM Group's specialty metals business

* SAID ON TUESDAY LUXFER ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ESM GROUP'S SPECIALTY METALS BUSINESS

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BRIEF-ANSYS acquires additive manufacturing simulation developer 3DSIM

* Ansys acquires additive manufacturing simulation leader 3DSIM

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BRIEF-Shanghai Pharmaceuticals' unit‍ signs deal to acquire Cardinal in Malaysia

* Says its unit‍ Century Global signs deal to acquire Cardinal Malaysia for about $557 million

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Women's private parts grabbed on House floor, Rep. Speier says

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BRIEF-Namaste acquires vaporizer retailer

* Namaste expands Brazilian market and acquires leading vaporizer retailer

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BRIEF-Advance Auto Parts reports Q3 adjusted EPS $1.43

* Advance Auto Parts reports fiscal third quarter 2017 results

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UPDATE 3-Seeking to dodge default, Venezuela hosts creditors

CARACAS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government welcomed scores of creditors on Monday for talks intended to renegotiate a crippling foreign debt and avert a default that could compound the once-prosperous OPEC nation's economic crisis.

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Seeking to slow climate change, lawsuits look to the constitution

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Climate activists will argue in an Oslo court this week that Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional, in an emerging branch of law where plaintiffs are trying to enlist a nation's founding principles to limit warming.

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BRIEF-WisdomTree to acquire $18 bln European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business from ETF securities

* WisdomTree to acquire $18 billion European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business from ETF securities Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Rentokil Initial acquires Vector Disease Acquisition, LLC

* ‍ANNOUNCES THAT IS HAS ACQUIRED VECTOR DISEASE ACQUISITION, LLC​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-Patrizia Immobilien acquires Triuva

* DGAP-ADHOC: Patrizia Immobilien : Patrizia acquires Triuva, placing it amongst the top 10 european real estate investment managers

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Earthquake of 6.5 hits large parts of Iraq including Baghdad: Iraqi official

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit large parts of Iraq on Sunday, including the capital Baghdad, an Iraqi meteorology official said.

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Disneyland shuts down cooling towers over Legionnaires' cases

Disneyland Park has shut down two cooling towers at its park in Southern California following an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

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Legionnaires sickens 12 in California, including 9 at Disneyland

LOS ANGELES, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Disneyland has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people, nine of them guests or employees at the theme park in Anaheim, county health officials said on Saturday.

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Disney shares rise as focus turns to streaming commitment

(Reuters) - Walt Disney's shares rose 3 percent on Friday, as Wall Street shrugged off poor financial results and focused instead on the media giant's commitment to build a service that will compete aggressively with video streaming pioneer Netflix.

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BRIEF-General Motors to export $2.2 bln in vehicles and parts from U.S. to China joint venture

* It will export $2.2 billion in vehicles and parts from the United States to its China joint venture SAIC Motor over next three years Further company coverage: (Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu)

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BRIEF-Ford says to export nearly $10 bln in vehicles, auto parts from N.America to China

* To export nearly $10 billion in vehicles, auto parts from North America to China

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Blocking the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Might Be Right

The Trump administration is correct in taking a hard look at the proposed takeover, which could discourage competition and hurt consumers.

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New 'Star Wars' trilogy raises hopes after Disney results miss target

(Reuters) - The force of "Star Wars" lifted Walt Disney Co shares on Thursday as the promise of a new film trilogy overshadowed disappointing quarterly results and struggles at the media company's television business.