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Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence.

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Senate leader says he's confident of deal to keep government open after Dec. 22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Congress would be able to reach an agreement to fund the government when the current spending bill ends on Dec. 22 and that there would be no forced government shutdown.

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Mexico government bans Odebrecht unit from public contracts for 4 yrs

MEXICO CITY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The Mexican government has banned an affiliate of construction company Odebrecht from bidding for federal public contracts for four years, in an investigation stemming from the bribery scandal that has engulfed the Brazil-based builder.

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Poland's new PM says government policy to remain unchanged

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday in his policy speech that the Law and Justice (PiS) party government's policy will remain unchanged and it will be focused on supporting families.

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Denmark's government at risk in row with nationalists over Syrian refugees

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Demands from the nationalist Danish People's Party (DF) that Syrian refugees be sent home as soon as possible are threatening to bring down the country's centre-right minority government.

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French government dampens Corsican nationalists' autonomy hopes

PARIS (Reuters) - France's government on Tuesday ruled out major concessions towards autonomy sought by Corsica's nationalists after they won a regional election, but said it was open to talks that took account of the island's distinctive character.

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Economic Scene: Tax Plan’s Biggest Cuts Could Be in Living Standards

Cutting taxes is mostly an exercise in slicing the economic pie a different way, not making it bigger, with gains for a few offset by losses for many.

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Houston man arrested for trying to aid Islamic State: U.S. government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Houston man was charged on Monday with trying to support the radical group Islamic State and distributing information about how to make bombs, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Editorial: Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes

Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth “models” with no basis in reality.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Steve Mnuchin Pulls a Paul Ryan

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

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U.S. government calls for teens' climate change lawsuit to be halted

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday urged a federal appeals court to issue an order blocking a lawsuit over climate change brought by a group of Oregon teenagers, warning that allowing it to go forward could lead to a constitutional crisis.

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'Amateur' bomber targets New York commuters; suspect held

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday morning, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

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Fly Fishing Targets Women as a Source for Growth

They are the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing but have to find proper gear, navigate social media and plan self-defense in the outdoors.

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India government favors petcoke import ban, U.S. would be biggest loser

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke on environmental grounds, according to a government affidavit filed with the country's top court, which could be a big blow to U.S. refiners who export heavily to the country.

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China says 8 northern cities failed air quality targets in Oct, Nov

BEIJING (Reuters) - Eight northern Chinese cities failed to meet air quality targets in October and November, even as local authorities launched rigorous steps to cut emissions during the winter, the government said on Monday.

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

And your health care may suffer for it.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone

Charities and churches shouldn’t be involved in political campaigns.

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Opinion: Fox News outrage against Mueller hits wrong target

Outrage! That's what we saw from some Fox News on-air personalities this past week. So why the Fox freak-out? Simple: Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Sunday she believes any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if it is President Donald Trump they are accusing.

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Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys skeptical

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government's delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura after more than a week's absence, but Western diplomats voiced scepticism about its willingness to engage.

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Norway's Liberal Party seeks to join government

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Liberal Party will launch formal negotiations to join the right-wing cabinet of Prime Minister Erna Solberg, it said on Saturday, although the government would still be ruling in a minority even if the small centrist group is included.

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Kenyan lecturers end strike, say deal reached with government

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Lecturers in Kenya's public universities ended a strike on Saturday after reaching agreement with the government over pay and other issues, according to a statement from their union.

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Israeli airstrikes target Gaza amid tensions after Trump's Jerusalem move

Two Palestinians were killed Saturday in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported, as tensions soared in the region after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Liberal Activists to Democrats: Protect Young Immigrants or Shut Down Government

Democrats want a deal to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation, but liberal activists question their party’s willingness to provoke a shutdown.

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PWC to sell government services practice -sources

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Global financial auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is exploring the sale of its government consulting practice, which could fetch about $500 million, four people familiar with the matter said this week.

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BRIEF-Government Of Canada Names Direct Energy Business As Their New Natural Gas Provider

* DIRECT ENERGY - GOVERNMENT OF CANADA NAMED CO THEIR NEW NATURAL GAS PROVIDER FOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE

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Environmentalists Ask: Is India’s Government Making Bad Air Worse?

As northern India is swallowed by an epic smog cloud, critics say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s business-friendly policies are exacerbating the problem.

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Economic View: An Economist Explains: How to Sort Facts From Fictions

Numbers are not always reliable, and politics get in the way. Here is advice from an expert on the most solid sources for tracking the economic debate.

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Kobe Steel's copper plant loses JIS certification - government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) certification for copper and copper alloy seamless pipes produced by Kobe Steel Ltd's unit Shinko Metal Products has been suspended, the nation's trade ministry said on Friday.

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Congress averts government shutdown for now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress moved rapidly on Thursday to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and a range of other controversial issues for the coming weeks.

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Congress moves to avoid government shutdown, talks resume Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday moved rapidly to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and other controversial issues for later this month.

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House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.

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Trump, Democrats face off over potential government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and preventing a government shutdown.

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J.K. Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting in next 'Fantastic Beasts'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling on Thursday defended the decision to cast Johnny Depp in the next "Fantastic Beasts" movie after a backlash from fans unhappy about the circumstances of the actor's recent divorce.

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Potash CEO meets with Chilean government amid stake sale

SANTIAGO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Chief Executive Officer Jochen Tilk met on Thursday with authorities in Chile as the Canadian fertilizer company tries to divest its minority stake in Chilean lithium miner SQM ahead of its proposed merger with rival Agrium Inc .

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Trump and Democrats face off over potential U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and preventing a government shutdown.

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Trump and Democrats face off over potential government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.

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Trump faces off with Democrats over potential government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.

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Trump warns of government shutdown threat ahead of meeting with lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday again raised the possibility of a U.S. government shutdown by week's end - blaming Democrats for that possible outcome - one day before he is due to host Republican and Democratic congressional leaders for talks on a spending bill.

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Economic Scene: Tax Plan Aims to Slay a Reagan Target: The Government Beast

By denying deductions for state and local taxes, the Republicans seek to force high-tax states run by Democrats to capitulate.

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MOVES-Houlihan Lokey government services bankers decamp for Baird

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Two senior investment bankers specializing in government services, aerospace and defense are departing boutique investment bank Houlihan Lokey Inc for competitor Robert W. Baird, three people familiar with the moves said on Wednesday.

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Tillerson Suggests Cuba Could Have Stopped ‘Targeted Attacks’ on U.S. Diplomats

“You probably know” who attacked the 24 American diplomats in Cuba, the secretary of state said. “You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.”

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UPDATE 1-Newmont targets dividend boost by at least 50 pct in 2018

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Newmont Mining Corp said on Wednesday that it plans to boost its dividend by at least 50 percent in 2018, based on balance sheet improvements and the performance of its gold mines.

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Home Depot sets new $15 billion buyback, long-term sales target

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the largest U.S. home improvement chain, on Wednesday announced a new $15 billion share buyback plan and set a target to grow annual sales to between $114.7 billion and $119.8 billion for the year ending January 2021.

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BRIEF-WestJet Investor Day Provides Targets For 2018-2020

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - IS TARGETING AN ANNUAL OPERATING MARGIN OF BETWEEN 10 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT IN 2018 TO 2020

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Op-Ed Columnist: Living With the Republican Tax Plan

A disappointing bill that could be worse.

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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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Australian citizenship threatens government with nine more MPs in doubt

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia faces a series of by-elections that could topple the government, which trails in opinion polls and has lost its slender majority, in a bizarre citizenship crisis that has engulfed both sides of parliament.

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The race to fund the government is on

It's three days until a potential government shutdown and Republicans are still charting a path forward to head off the looming crisis.

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The Carpetbagger: How Syria’s First Oscar Contender Eluded the Government

The director of “Little Gandhi” worked with a cameraman via Skype, then had the footage smuggled out. Qualifying for the academy was another adventure.

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Democrats flex muscles as Congress confronts a government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats have a rare chance to win major concessions in a U.S. Congress they do not control by taking advantage of a battle within the Republican Party over keeping the government open.

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Shoot-out between Colombia rebels kills 13, government says

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Thirteen people, including civilians, were killed during a confrontation between Colombia's ELN rebels and dissidents from the now-demobilized FARC guerrilla group in a remote area known for drug trafficking, the country's ombudsman said on Tuesday.

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White House says government shutdown always a possibility

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Congress worked to reach agreement on a short-term spending measure to keep the federal government open, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday a shutdown could still happen.

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Rats join mosquitoes as targets for 'gene drive' pest control

LONDON (Reuters) - Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as "gene drive" to control pests.

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Prysmian sets sights on other M&A targets after General Cable deal

MILAN, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Italian cable maker Prysmian is looking at three more M&A targets, its CEO Valerio Battista said on Tuesday, the day after announcing a $3 billion deal to buy U.S. rival General Cable.

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Lebanon's PM rescinds resignation as government agrees deal

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday and said all members of the government had agreed to stay out of conflicts in Arab countries.

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UPDATE 1-Qatar says 2018 budget will focus on resisting economic boycott

* Finance minister pledges never to leave Qatar vulnerable again

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Op-Ed Columnist: No Wonder Millennials Hate Capitalism

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

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How New Yorkers Would Lose Under the Republican Tax Bill

The legislation could send home prices tumbling, increase the region’s tax burden, and make it harder for local governments to pay for infrastructure.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Are Coming for Your Benefits

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

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Israeli missiles target Syrian military facility near Damascus: Syrian state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media on Monday said Israel had fired missiles at a Syrian military facility in the Damascus countryside, adding that Syrian air defense systems had intercepted three of the missiles.

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John Anderson, liberal Republican who challenged Reagan, dies at 95

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Anderson, a former Republican congressman who challenged the party's conservative drift by taking on its chief symbol, Ronald Reagan, and ran for president as an independent in 1980, died on Sunday. He was 95.

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US jets practice strikes on simulated North Korean targets

As the U.S. conducts large-scale air drills near the Korean peninsula, North Korea says the Trump admin is 'begging for war'. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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Democrats to join Trump, Republicans in talks to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress on Monday accepted an invitation to meet U.S. President Donald Trump and Republicans for talks to avert a government shutdown this week, even as the Democrats pressed demands on funding priorities and protecting immigrants.

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John Anderson, Who Ran Against Reagan and Carter in 1980, Is Dead at 95

Drawing support from moderate to liberal Republicans and liberal Democrats, Mr. Anderson held the spotlight for a while before voters turned to candidates who they believed could actually win.

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Fight female genital mutilation with economics

Seleiman Bishagazi never enjoyed the benefits of a university education, but he's smarter on a basic human rights issue than nearly anyone I've met in the world.

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G.O.P. Pushes to Avoid Government Shutdown, but the Path Is Tricky

A two-week stopgap measure would provide more time to negotiate, but obstacles loom on both sides of the aisle as lawmakers push their own priorities.

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Families of lost Argentina submarine crew decry government response

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Dozens of relatives of the 44 crew members of an Argentine submarine that went missing on November 15 marched from a naval base on Sunday, demanding to know what happened and criticizing the government's response to the tragedy.

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McConnell says U.S. government shutdown over DACA 'ridiculous'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday it would be "ridiculous" for a fight with Democrats over immigration issues to result in a standoff over a year-end spending bill and prompt a shutdown of the federal government.

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Embattled Australian PM says he will lead government to next election

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's embattled conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shaken off speculation about the security of his leadership, declaring on Sunday he will lead his coalition government into the next election in 2019.

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Tax Bill Offers Last-Minute Breaks for Developers, Banks and Oil Industry

In Senate Republicans’ mad dash to rewrite the tax code, lawmakers added loopholes for the wealthy and tightened deductions for middle-income workers.

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Economic View: Why Trying New Things Is So Hard to Do

Most people make relatively few personal experiments, in both small and big things. The cost of passivity is enormous.

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US general: Russia and China building space weapons to target US satellites

A senior US general said Saturday that countries like Russia and China are actively building weapons that can target space-based US military assets like satellites.

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Few Hurdles Left, G.O.P. Is Confident Tax Cuts Will Be Signed This Month

The same forces that rocketed the House and Senate tax measures to passage appear likely to bond Republicans as they work to hash out the differences.

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Editorial: Tasks for Congress: Ignore President, Keep Government Open …

Congress faces much unfinished business this month. Working around Mr. Trump would help them get it done.

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UPDATE 2-UK cyber agency targets Kaspersky in warning on Russian software

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Britain's main cyber security agency on Friday warned British government agencies to avoid using anti-virus software from Russian companies, the latest in a series of moves targeting Moscow-based security software maker Kaspersky Lab.

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Mexico’s Government Is Blocking Its Own Anti-Corruption Drive, Commissioners Say

Members of the nation’s new system against graft, inaugurated by the president after several scandals, say they are routinely thwarted by the government.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Ehud Barak: We Must Save Israel From Its Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition is irrational, bordering on messianic.

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UK cyber agency targets Kaspersky in warning on Russian software

(Reuters) - Britain's main cyber security agency on Friday warned British government agencies to avoid using anti-virus software from Russian companies, the latest in a series of moves targeting Moscow-based security software maker Kaspersky Lab.

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Who Gains From the Tax Plan? Economists Face Off

Republican leaders say their proposals will fuel investment and job creation. Critics say that the rich are the beneficiaries and that debt will weigh on growth. We asked two economists, one from each side, to make their cases.

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The G.O.P. Tax Plan Can Be Confusing. Here’s Help Deciphering It.

You don’t need to be an expert in tax policy to get caught up on what the far-reaching proposal could mean.

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Venezuela government and foes resume talks, breakthrough unlikely

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition began a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.

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U.S. states gird for fight as Trump targets consumer finance watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Attorney General is leading the charge among his Democratic peers preparing to shore up protections for borrowers and savers while President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to defang a powerful consumer finance watchdog.

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US states gird for fight as Trump targets consumer finance watchdog

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Attorney General is leading the charge among his Democratic peers preparing to shore up protections for borrowers and savers while President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to defang a powerful consumer finance watchdog.

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Syrian government negotiator quits Geneva talks, says may not return

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's government delegation quit U.N.-led peace talks in Geneva on Friday and said it might not return next week, blaming the opposition's rejection of any role for President Bashar al-Assad in any interim post-war government.

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Dueling Tax Plans: Here’s What the Senate and House Have to Resolve

The Senate is poised to pass its tax bill but it still needs to be reconciled with the House-passed legislation, which differs in some significant ways from the Senate plan.

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

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

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Trump’s Red Line Is Holding Up Tax Cuts

Insistence on a 20 percent corporate tax rate is slowing negotiations for a final deal in the Senate.

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

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

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Nonpartisan analysis suggests measure would spur economic growth but not enough to cover its cuts

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Hill GOP plans stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday plans to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open while budget talks continue for a longer-term solution.

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U.S. EPA ups biofuel targets slightly, draws scorn from refiners

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel next year, angering oil refiners who view them as a competitive threat.

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EPA sets U.S. biofuels targets slightly higher for 2018

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel next year, reversing a previous proposal for a small cut.

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CIA chief Mike Pompeo is the leading candidate to take over at the State Department, government sources say

The White House is contemplating a scenario to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo within the next few months, multiple government officials tell CNN.

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EPA 2018 biofuels targets slightly higher: source

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will require fuel companies to blend 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuels into the nation's fuel supply in 2018, up slightly from the 19.28 billion gallons required for 2017, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

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EPA to hold conventional biofuels targets steady: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will require fuel companies to blend 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuels into the nation's fuel supply in 2018, up slightly from the 19.28 billion gallons required for 2017, according to a report from Bloomberg.

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Suspected U.S. drone targets Haqqani militants in Pakistan, killing four

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike on Thursday targeted a hideout of the Haqqani militant network along Pakistan's mountainous border with Afghanistan, killing four people, officials said.

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Editorial: The Senate is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

This is no way to handle a complex piece of legislation, and the Republicans must know it.

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Facebook suspends ability to target ads by excluding racial groups

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers on its social network to exclude racial groups from the intended audience of ads while it studies how the feature could be used to discriminate.

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U.S. third-quarter economic growth fastest in three years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, notching its quickest pace in three years, buoyed by robust business spending on equipment and an accumulation of inventories.

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White House does not expect U.S. government shutdown

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday that it does not expect the government to shut down next month, but has contingency plans in place if the U.S. Congress fails to reach a deal on funding the government by a Dec. 8 deadline.

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Czech government resigns, making way for election winner Babis

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech center-left government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stepped down on Wednesday, making way for billionaire Andrej Babis, who won an election last month, to take power in time for an EU summit in December.

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Yellen Says Economic Expansion Has Gained Strength

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, told Congress that economic growth broadened in recent months, but could be doing better.

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

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

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Trump Feuds With Democrats Ahead of a Possible Government Shutdown

In less than two weeks, much of the government will run out of money, but a negotiating session at the White House on Tuesday blew up after President Trump attacked Democrats.

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Republican Victory May Rest Once Again With McCain, This Time on Taxes

After sinking his party’s hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, the Republican from Arizona may hold the fate of a tax overhaul in his hands.

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Congress government funding fight seen spilling into 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is likely to miss a Dec. 8 deadline for passing legislation funding a wide range of federal government programs through Sept. 30, 2018, kicking the contentious debate into next year, a senior House aide said on Tuesday.

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Democrats skip Trump meeting, raising risk of government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress skipped a meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday that was to have focused on the budget, raising the risk of a government shutdown next month with both sides far apart on the terms of an agreement.

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North Korea fires ballistic missile: U.S. government sources

(Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, two U.S. government sources said, a week after President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a U.S list of countries that it says support terrorism.

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As President Is Finally Inaugurated, Kenyans Are Feeling Economic Pain

Kenya’s protracted election badly hit the economy, affecting people across the social spectrum.

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U.S. experts think North Korea could launch missile 'within days': government sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative U.S. government sources said on Tuesday.

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Economic Scene: Retail Jobs Don’t Need to Be Bad. Here’s Proof.

Other industrialized countries offer an example, providing better wages and conditions for retail workers while employers still profit.

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Syrian government team to arrive in Geneva for peace talks on Wednesday

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - A Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday, a day later than expected, to attend peace talks being held there this week, Syrian state news agency SANA said.

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Trump: 'I don't see a deal' with Democrats on keeping government open

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he will meet on Tuesday with the Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, to discuss keeping the government open but cited differences with them.

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China's government accuses four cities of air pollution failures

BEIJING (Reuters) - Four cities in China's northeastern province Heilongjiang were accused by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of increasing air pollution due to administrative failures.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Tax Scam in History

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

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

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

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Nevada uprising leader vowed 'whatever it takes' to stop government: recording

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Weeks before Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy led an armed standoff of militia supporters against federal agents in 2014, his son vowed to do "whatever it takes" to keep the family's cattle out of government hands, according to a recording played in court by prosecutors on Monday.

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Suicide attack targets area southeast of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two attackers shot several civilians on Monday in the Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad before one blew himself up and the other was killed by security forces, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, without providing official casualty figures.

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Lebanon's Aoun holds talks on Hariri government

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Michel Aoun held talks on Monday with other Lebanese political leaders over the future of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's government, but gave no sign whether they discussed Hariri's demand the country steer clear of regional turmoil.

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BRIEF-Roche Holding Launches HyperCap Target Enrichment Portfolio

* ROCHE HOLDING AG - ‍ANNOUNCED LAUNCH OF HYPERCAP TARGET ENRICHMENT PORTFOLIO, A STREAMLINED AND FULLY INTEGRATED NGS SAMPLE PREPARATION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Europe, global environment mean Germany needs stable government, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs a stable government as soon as possible in order to respond to proposals for reforming the European Union and to deal with an uncertain global environment, Chancellor Angela Merkel told a news conference on Monday.

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German government talks likely a month away, Merkel ally says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German "grand coalition" with the Social Democrats (SPD) may not begin until next year, a top official in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp said, potentially prolonging the uncertainty in Europe's largest economy.

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Syrian government delegation postpones departure to Geneva talks: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government delegation has postponed its departure to U.N.-backed peace talks that are due to resume on Tuesday in Geneva, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported.

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Pakistani Islamist group to call off protests in capital after government deal

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani Islamist group whose supporters clashed with the police over the weekend is to call off its weeks-long protest after the government agreed to its demands and the law minister resigned, its spokesman said on Monday.

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Syrian government push for Damascus rebel enclave kills at least 23

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An intensifying push by the Syrian government and allied forces to take the last major rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus killed at least 23 people on Sunday and injured many, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Syrian government push for Damascus rebel enclave kills at least 19

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An intensifying push by the Syrian government and allied forces to take the last major rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus killed at least 19 people on Sunday and injured many, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Pakistan government calls in army after police, Islamists clash

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's government on Saturday called on the army to help clear a sit-in by Islamist hard-liners blockading the capital after police clashed with activists and religious protests spread to other cities.

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Russian bombers hit Islamic State targets in Syria: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian long-range bombers hit Islamic State targets in the northeast of Syria on Saturday, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying.

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Germany's Merkel vows to get government in place quickly

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she aimed to get a government in place as quickly as possible after she was left scrambling to find a way to govern when three-way coalition talks collapsed last Sunday.

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Ireland Edges Toward Snap Election as Government Teeters

A motion of no-confidence in the deputy prime minister, filed by the main opposition party, could end a fragile coalition just as Dublin wrestles with Brexit talks.

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The government's long history of suing AT&T

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Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

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Irish government looks set to fall over policing scandal

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister in violation of a three-year support agreement.

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Irish government fighting for survival ahead of key EU summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government was fighting for its survival on Friday after the party propping it up announced plans to break their agreement because of the handling of a policing scandal.

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Irish government on verge of collapse ahead of EU Brexit summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government was on the verge of collapse on Thursday after the party whose votes Prime Minister Leo Varadkar depends on to pass legislation said it would move to remove the deputy prime minister in a breach of their cooperation agreement.

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Irish government on verge of collapse in spat over deputy PM

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government was on the verge of collapse on Thursday after the party whose votes Prime Minister Leo Varadkar depends on to pass legislation appeared set to break the terms of a "confidence and supply" deal.

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Party backing Irish government calls for deputy prime minister to resign

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The party propping up the Irish government called on Thursday for the deputy prime minister to resign over her handling of a legal case involving a police whistleblower, a move that raises questions about the future of the government.

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Libyan government says investigating migrant 'slave market' reports

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Russian bombers hit Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defense ministry said on Thursday long-range bombers had carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor province, the RIA news agency reported.

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No joke: China government warns northern cities to get serious in war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some northern Chinese cities failed to improve air quality by much last month, hitting the smog-prone region's overall results in a drive against pollution, the government said as it warned provincial officials to comply with stringent steps to clear the skies.

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UPDATE 1-Norway's minority government wins backing for 2018 fiscal budget

OSLO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Norway's right-wing minority government reached a deal on Wednesday with two centrist parties for a 2018 budget, securing the plan's passage in parliament, the parties said.

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Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe

TORONTO (Reuters) - Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

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UPDATE 1-Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe

TORONTO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

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Uber breach, cover up trigger government probes around the globe

TORONTO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

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Economic View: Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

A growing body of evidence shows that college students generally learn less when they use computers or tablets during lectures. That is probably true in workplace meetings, too.

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UK targets tech giants over tax avoidance and VAT fraud

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Britain announced measures on Wednesday to tackle tax avoidance by tech giants and to hold online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon.com accountable for tax evasion via their platforms.

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Summit on euro zone future in December still on despite no German government: Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A summit of euro zone leaders will go ahead as planned in the middle of December, the chairman of European Union leaders said on Wednesday, dispelling speculation it might be postponed because of the collapse of German coalition talks.

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UK's 15 billion pound RBS sale to boost government coffers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will reprivatise bailed-out lender Royal Bank of Scotland by selling 15 billion pounds ($20 billion) of shares, according to budget documents released on Wednesday, in a boost to finance minister Philip Hammond's coffers.

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What if ... ambitious women weren't targets for 'great men'

What if.

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Economic Scene: Patent ‘Trolls’ Recede as Threat to Innovation. Will Justices Change That?

Created to keep invalid claims from hurting companies, consumers and the economy, a government panel faces an existential threat in a case before the Supreme Court.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips

Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability.

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U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability.

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AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million to settle U.S. government probe

(Reuters) - A unit of AmerisourceBergen Corp, one of the largest U.S. drug wholesalers, has agreed to pay $625 million to resolve a U.S. government probe into its pre-filled syringe program, the company said in a filing with U.S. securities regulators on Tuesday.

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Indians face higher power bills as government mulls passing on green costs

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is considering regulatory changes to let power companies pass on costs of installing emission-cutting equipment to consumers, a government official said, a politically sensitive proposal amid rising pollution in big cities.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

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

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

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AT&T’s Run-Ins With the Government

AT&T's many tangles with antitrust law over the years are a reminder of the complicated balancing act the government must strike in regulating ever-changing companies.

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BRIEF-BlackRock downgrades view of U.S. government, corporate bonds

* BlackRock Inc's Investment Institute downgrades view of 5-10 year U.S. government bonds to 'underweight' -note

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UPDATE 1-Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.

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Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.

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Detained Catalan government members say they accept Madrid's control

MADRID (Reuters) - Two former members of the Catalan government held in custody over their roles in Catalonia's banned independence drive have asked to be released from custody after accepting Madrid's control of the region, according to appeals published on Monday.

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Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government says

ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations.

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Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', Turkish government says

ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. court case against Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab is a "clear plot against Turkey" which lacks any legal basis, Turkish government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.

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Soros says Hungarian government lying in attacks against him

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - U.S. financier George Soros on Monday denounced a Hungarian government campaign against him as "distortions and lies" designed to create a false external enemy.

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BRIEF-Gazit-Globe reports Q3 economic FFO per share of NIS 0.95

* Qtrly economic FFO totaled NIS 186 million (US$ 53 million), or NIS 0.95 per share (US$ 0.27 per share)‍​

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CORRECTED-As Venezuela pumps below OPEC target, oil rivals begin filling gap

HOUSTON/DUBAI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - As Venezuela's dilapidated energy sector struggles to pump enough crude oil to meet the country's OPEC output target, rival producers within the exporters group have started to plug the gap, OPEC and industry sources said.

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Soros says Hungary's government lies in attacks against him

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - U.S. financier George Soros spoke out about a Hungarian government campaign against him for the first time on Monday, saying in a statement that the attacks contained "lies and distortions" and were designed to create a false external enemy.

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U.S. patent review board becomes conservative target

NEW YORK, Nov 20(Reuters) - In August, a dozen inventors gathered around a fire pit outside the headquarters of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and set alight patents they said had been rendered worthless by an overreaching federal government.

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As Venezuela pumps below OPEC target, oil rivals begin filling gap

HOUSTON/DUBAI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - As Venezuela's dilapidated energy sector struggles to pump enough crude oil to meet the country's OPEC output target, rival producers within the exporters group have started to plug the gap, OPEC and industry sources said.

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UPDATE 1-Natixis ups dividend payout target in new three-year plan

* To take part in asset management industry consolidation (Update with details, CEO comment)

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Natixis ups dividend payout target in new three-year plan

PARIS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - France's fourth-biggest listed bank Natixis aims to grow revenue by five percent annually over the next three years and to return more than 60 percent of earnings to investors, it said on Sunday ahead of an investor day.

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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

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Daily Beast among digital sites eyeing sale

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Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Likely to Increase Trade Deficit

President Trump wants to cut taxes and reduce the nation’s trade deficit, two goals that stand in direct conflict with each other.

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Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor province on Friday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement reported by Russian news agencies .

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Mafia boss Riina 'the Beast' dies of natural causes

MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy's Justice Ministry said.

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Senate Plan Would Raise Taxes on the Poor, a Report Says

The nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation said an amended Senate tax bill would effectively raise taxes on low-income Americans by 2021.

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F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics

The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.

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Editorial: A Tax-Cut Bill to Make Scrooge McDuck Proud

Republicans have made clear where their values lie. Well-heeled campaign funders matter. Middle-class families don’t.

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Tesla's semi-truck 'The Beast' rolls out tonight

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Walmart is killing Target and making Amazon sweat

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Targeting ISIS, and Killing Civilians

The U.S.-led air campaign been hailed as the most precise in history. But its civilian death toll has been far higher than anyone has acknowledged.

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UPDATE 3-Australia's Santos target of proposed $8 bln takeover bid -report

* Bid tipped around A$11 bln, 21 pct premium to last trade-AFR

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UPDATE 2-Australia's Santos target of proposed $8 bln takeover bid -report

* Bid tipped around A$11 bln, 21 pct premium to last trade-AFR

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Santos target of proposed investor takeover bid-report

SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A consortium of global energy investors has approached Australian oil and gas major Santos Ltd with a proposal for an all-cash takeover worth A$11 billion ($8.34 billion), media reported on Thursday.

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3,000 form chain of light against far right in Austrian government

VIENNA (Reuters) - At least 3,000 people formed a chain of light in Vienna on Wednesday to protest against the formation of a government that includes the far-right Freedom Party.

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U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

* Deal is a political flashpoint amid Trump's CNN criticism (Adds source saying no states have yet joined, Justice Department track record in merger challenges, share prices)

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Australia's Santos target of proposed investor takeover bid-report

SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A consortium of global energy investors has approached Australian oil and gas major Santos Ltd with a proposal for an all-cash takeover worth A$11 billion ($8.34 billion), media reported on Thursday.

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Grace Mugabe, Shrewd if Ill-Tempered, Became a Target of Zimbabwe’s Anger

Robert Mugabe’s wife helped oust two successive vice presidents who rivaled her as potential successors to her ailing husband.

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Target signals another weak holiday quarter, shares tumble

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

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

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Target shares sink as promotions darken holiday outlook

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

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Yes, that was Taylor Swift in Target

If you were at a Target in Nashville late Tuesday and thought you spotted Taylor Swift, you are not crazy.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported, citing Russia's Defence Ministry.

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BRIEF-Copper One announces the settlement of litigation with Quebec government

* Copper One announces the settlement of litigation with the Quebec government over the Riviere Dore project

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UPDATE 2-Dutch court rejects government's Groningen gas production plan

THE HAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The highest Dutch administrative court has rejected the government's plan to cap production at a major gas field that has caused damaging earthquakes, saying it might be possible to cut output further without endangering supplies.

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

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

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How North Korea is hacking companies and governments

The U.S. government has revealed new details about two viruses it says North Korea is using to attack companies and governments.