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Homeowners Have Had It Good. Too Good, Says the Tax Bill.

The tax code has long offered rewards for buying rather than renting, an equation that has troubled some economists — and that the Republican bill upends.

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South Africa to increase spending on higher education: Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will raise subsidies to universities to 1 percent of gross domestic product over the next five years from nearly 0.7 percent at present as recommended by a commission on higher education funding, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.

Environmental Protection Agency nytimes.com

E.P.A. Contractor Has Spent Past Year Scouring the Agency for Anti-Trump Officials

A top executive has submitted at least 40 Freedom of Information Act requests targeting employees known to be questioning management at the E.P.A.

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Exclusive: Aston Martin owners rev up for 2018 exit with Lazard hire

LONDON (Reuters) - Aston Martin's owners have hired Lazard to prepare for a stock market listing or sale of the British sportscar maker made famous by fictional spy James Bond, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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House ethics committee investigates Democrat Kihuen on harassment reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it has begun an investigation into public reports that Democrat Ruben Kihuen engaged in sexual harassment, adding that announcing the probe was not a sign the committee already has determined the Nevada Representative violated any rules.

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House ethics committee investigating Democrat Kihuen on harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it has begun an investigation into public reports that Democrat Ruben Kihuen engaged in sexual harassment, adding that starting the probe is not a sign that the Nevada Representative violated any rules.

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BRIEF-Maxar Technologies Says Unit Signed 4 Contracts With Canadian Space Agency

* MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES LTD - UNIT SIGNED 4 CONTRACTS WITH CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY WITH A TOTAL VALUE AT ABOUT C$53.75 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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House committee questions head of Trump campaign data firm: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday interviewed the head of a data analysis firm to determine whether Donald Trump's election campaign team sought his help to find thousands of emails missing from Hillary Clinton's private server, three sources familiar with the session said.

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BRIEF-‍Trinidad Drilling Says 2018 Capital Spending Budget Of About $40 Mln

* ‍TRINIDAD DRILLING LTD. ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL SPENDING BUDGET AND INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT AWARD​

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BRIEF-Severfield Says Awarded Landmark Contract For Google's Uk HQ

* HAS BEEN AWARDED A LANDMARK CONTRACT ON RECENTLY ANNOUNCED NEW GOOGLE HEADQUARTERS IN KING'S CROSS, LONDON

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BRIEF-Statoil awards subsea contracts worth up to NOK 40 bln

* ‍STATOIL HAS AWARDED NEW SUBSEA MAINTENANCE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS TO AKER SOLUTIONS , TECHNIPFMC AND ONESUBSEA.

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Mexico Senate committees pass controversial security bill

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Senate committees on Wednesday approved a controversial security bill that human rights groups say risks granting excessive power to the armed forces in their already checkered role in combating organized crime in the country.

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Trump's eldest son testifies to Senate committee in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel's investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father's election campaign colluded with Moscow.

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BRIEF-Deutsche Bank Raises Prime Lending Rate To 4.50 Pct

* DEUTSCHE BANK- CO'S NEW YORK BRANCH, DEUTSCHE BANK NEW YORK, SUBSIDIARY DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS RAISED PRIME LENDING FROM 4.25% TO 4.50%

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BRIEF-At&T Mobility, Communications Workers Of America Reach Tentative Agreement In Orange Contract Negotiations

* AT&T MOBILITY, COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT IN ORANGE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

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BRIEF-Keycorp Raises Its Prime Lending Rate To 4.50 Percent

* KEYCORP RAISES ITS PRIME LENDING RATE TO 4.50 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Commissioner Goodell to retire at end of contract in 2024

(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who signed a five-year contract extension last week, intends to retire at the completion of his new deal in 2024.

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BRIEF-Citibank Says Raised Base Lending Rate To 4.50% From 4.25%

* CITIBANK SAYS RAISED ITS BASE LENDING RATE TO 4.50% FROM 4.25%, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 14, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Irish parliament committee backs referendum on abortion up to 12 weeks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - An Irish parliamentary committee on Wednesday recommended that an abortion referendum due next year should offer the choice of allowing terminations with no restrictions up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy, a more liberal position than some had anticipated.

National Anthems nytimes.com

On Pro Football: Goodell Gets $200 Million for Last Deal, Owners Get … Continuity?

Exactly what did N.F.L. owners get for the $200 million they just committed to Roger Goodell?

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Dassault Aviation to drop Silvercrest engine contract with Safran

PARIS, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Dassault Aviation said on Wednesday that it would drop a contract with Safran for the development of the Silvercrest business jet engine and that it would a launch a new project powered by U.S. airplane engine maker Pratt & Whitney.

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Trump's eldest son testifies to U.S. Senate committee in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel's investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father's election campaign colluded with Moscow.

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UPDATE 1-Natgas producer EQT sets 2018 capital spending budget at $2.4 bln

Dec 13 (Reuters) - EQT Corp on Wednesday said it expected to spend 60 percent more on its capital budget in 2018 after it became the biggest U.S. natural gas producer when it completed its acquisition of Rice Energy last month.

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Santorum: Voters expect Ethics Committee to do its job

Former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum says a lot of people in Alabama voted for Roy Moore fully expecting the Senate Ethics Committee to "do their job"

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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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BRIEF-U.S. Army Awards Booz Allen Hamilton A $37.4 bln Contract

* U.S. ARMY AWARDS BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON A SPOT ON $37.4B CONTRACT TO EQUIP SOLDIERS FOR THE MODERN BATTLEFIELD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russia's Olympic Committee to support its neutral athletes at Winter Games

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Olympic Committee agreed on Tuesday to support its athletes who choose to compete in next year's Winter Games in South Korea as neutrals following a ban on the Russian national team.

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BRIEF-Emergent Biosolutions Awarded Department Of National Defence Contract

* EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS AWARDED DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE CONTRACT TO SUPPLY ANTHRASIL TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT

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Saudi Aramco lifts spending plans to $414 bln over next decade

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco plans to raise its spending to $414 billion over the next 10 years, including on infrastructure and drilling, as the state oil giant moves into new businesses, executives said.

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BRIEF-‍Bombardier Says Won Rolling Stock And Maintenance Contracts For West Midlands Trains Franchise In UK​

* ‍BOMBARDIER WINS ROLLING STOCK AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS FOR WEST MIDLANDS TRAINS FRANCHISE IN UK​

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Russian Olympic Committee to support Winter Games athletes: draft

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) will support Russian athletes who choose to compete in next year's Winter Games in South Korea, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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Russian Olympic Committee proposes backing Russian athletes to attend Winter Olympics: draft

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Olympic Committee proposes supporting Russian athletes to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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U.S. company sues China's HNA over deal, cites opaque ownership

NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Ness Technologies S.A.R.L., a U.S. software engineering company, has sued Chinese conglomerate HNA Group accusing it of failing to adequately answer questions about its ownership in a U.S. review of takeovers by foreign companies, thereby causing their $325 million deal to fail.

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BRIEF-Toshiba Says Has Not Reached Agreement Now With Western Digital On Ending Legal Dispute

* TOSHIBA SAYS HAS NOT REACHED AGREEMENT NOW WITH WESTERN DIGITAL ON ENDING LEGAL DISPUTE Further company coverage: (Reporting By Chris Gallagher)

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FS Investments moves lending platform from Blackstone to KKR

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Debt investment company FS Investment Corp and buyout firm KKR are pooling together more than $18 billion in private capital to invest in mid-sized businesses, in a push to do bigger deals which are out of reach for other alternative lenders.

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If Moore wins, GOP leaders may keep him off committees

Republican leaders won't commit to giving Roy Moore a seat on any Senate committee if he wins Tuesday's race for the Alabama seat, a highly unusual move showcasing internal tensions between the controversial candidate and his prospective colleagues.

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BRIEF-Amc Entertainment Holdings Signed Non-Binding Memorandum Of Understanding With Public Investment Fund Of Saudi Arabia

* AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC - SIGNED NON-BINDING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND OF SAUDI ARABIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump starts process of sending Americans back to moon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

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BRIEF-Verizon Awards 5G Contract To Ericsson

* ERICSSON - VERIZON HAS SELECTED CO TO PROVIDE NETWORKING EQUIPMENT FOR THEIR COMMERCIAL 5G LAUNCH

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Austria to drop impending smoking ban, bucking Western trend

VIENNA (Reuters) - While much of the West has barred smoking in restaurants and bars, Austria's impending ban is set to be stubbed out.

Football nytimes.com

On Pro Football: With Carson Wentz Out for the Season, Eagles’ Dreams Turn to Dread

Wentz, who has led Philadelphia to an 11-2 record, left the game with a season-ending knee injury that upended the Eagles and the N.F.C. playoff race.

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Lending startup Affirm valued at $1.8 bln in latest financing round

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley lending startup Affirm said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a fresh round of funding, boosting prospects as the firm aims to go after the market for millennial shoppers needing loans.

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Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech.

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Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said.

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BRIEF-FS Investments, KKR To Form Middle Market Alternative Lending Platform

* FS INVESTMENTS AND KKR PARTNERING TO FORM PREMIER $18 BILLION MIDDLE MARKET ALTERNATIVE LENDING PLATFORM

Automobiles nytimes.com

Volkswagen Chief Suggests Ending Subsidies for Diesel Cars

In a major turnaround, Matthias Müller said that Germany should consider phasing out tax breaks that have encouraged diesel’s popularity in Europe.

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Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin's visit: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Cairo on Monday for the country's first nuclear power plant, three senior sources told Reuters on Sunday.

Football (College) nytimes.com

Heisman Trophy Goes to Baker Mayfield, Explosive Oklahoma Quarterback

Mayfield threw 41 touchdown passes and five interceptions and will play in the College Football Playoff. He previously finished fourth and third in Heisman voting.

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U.S. House committee 'may reconsider' WHO cancer agency funds

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington's funding of the World Health Organization's cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations.

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U.S. lawyer defending travel ban grilled in court over Trump's tweets

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal appeals court judges on Friday asked about President Donald Trump's sharing of anti-Muslim videos on his Twitter account, as they grilled a U.S. government lawyer about the legality of the president's latest travel ban.

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Trump signs temporary spending bill as budget talks intensify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation to fund the federal government for two weeks, giving congressional negotiators more time to work out budget priorities through next September and other thorny policy matters.

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BRIEF-SNC-Lavalin Awarded Contract On The WestConnex M4 Project

* SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC - WESTCONNEX M4 PROJECT WILL COMMENCE IN DECEMBER 2017 & IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN JULY 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Football (College) nytimes.com

On College Football: Leading Army’s Running Game, Two Years After He Nearly Walked Away

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw has come a long way: 1,472 yards this season, and much further off the field.

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Horses killed as owners race to beat flames

Horse owners scrambled to rescue and evacuate hundreds of animals as wildfires raged across southern California.

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Ethics Committee clears Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes in its investigation into whether he disclosed classified information to the Trump White House, which could create an avenue for Nunes to return to the helm of the panel's Russia investigation.

Football (College) nytimes.com

‘No Two Are Exactly the Same’: How the Heisman Trophy Is Made

The Heisman Trophy is made via an elaborate process by MTM Recognition, in Oklahoma, whose workers are eager to see Baker Mayfield bring one back to the state on Saturday.

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BRIEF-U.S. Army Awards Black Box $10.4 Million Contract

* U.S. ARMY AWARDS BLACK BOX $10.4 MILLION FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES AND SUPPORT FOR THE UKRAINE SECURITY ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE

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LendingClub shares take a hit from disappointing forecast

(Reuters) - Shares of LendingClub Corp hit a record low on Thursday after the online lender raised its loss estimate and cut its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter.

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Ryan feels good about spending bill, wants budget cap talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he felt good about the vote count on a government spending bill coming before House on Thursday afternoon that is aimed at keeping the government from shutting down this week.

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BRIEF-Cel-Sci Reports Recent Data Review By The Independent Data Monitoring Committee

* CEL-SCI REPORTS RECENT DATA REVIEW BY THE INDEPENDENT DATA MONITORING COMMITTEE FOR ITS PIVOTAL PHASE 3 HEAD AND NECK CANCER STUDY

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BRIEF-ICL Signs A Contract With Energean For Long-Term Supply Of Natural Gas

* ICL SIGNS A CONTRACT WITH ENERGEAN FOR LONG-TERM SUPPLY OF NATURAL GAS

Nobel Prizes nytimes.com

Right-Wing Populist Is Blocked From Joining Nobel Peace Prize Committee

The politician, Carl I. Hagen, opposes immigration and Islam, denies climate change and supports President Trump.

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UPDATE 1-Chevron projects $18.3 bln spending budget, down 4 pct

HOUSTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp, the second largest U.S.-based oil producer, is budgeting $18.3 billion for capital projects next year, the company said on Wednesday, about 4 percent less than this year and lower for a fourth year in a row.

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No Brexit deal worst-case scenario for Britain: Lords committee

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will fail to agree a free trade deal with the EU before it plans to leave the bloc in 2019 and should seek a transition period to avoid a worst-case scenario of crashing out without an agreement, lawmakers from parliament's upper house said.

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BRIEF-New Millennium Iron Says Reached Settlement With Port Of Sept-ÃŽles Regarding Its Disputed July 2012 Contract With Port

* NEW MILLENNIUM IRON CORP - REACHED A SETTLEMENT WITH PORT OF SEPT-ÃŽLES REGARDING ITS DISPUTED JULY 2012 CONTRACT WITH PORT

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N.F.L. Extends Roger Goodell’s Contract, Ending Weeks of Discord

A committee of owners signed off on a contract worth about $200 million over five years, ending a bitter standoff with Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner.

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U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016

(Reuters) - Growth in healthcare spending in the United States slowed in 2016 following two years of expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a government health agency reported on Wednesday.

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This French chateau has 9,000 owners

La Mothe-Chandeniers is a romantic French château straight out of a storybook. Dating back to the 13th century, it now lies abandoned -- and its turrets and towers have begun to crumble.

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Saudi Aramco awards U.S. General Dynamics offshore security contract

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to the local subsidiary of U.S. company General Dynamics as the state oil giant aims to increase security at its offshore facilities, Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-BP ‍To Build A New Lubricants Blending Plant In China​

* ‍NEW LUBRICANTS BLENDING PLANT IN CHINA WITH EXPECTED INVESTMENT OF AROUND RMB1.5 BILLION​

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Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital, upending decades of U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and set in motion the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the ancient city, senior U.S. officials said, a decision that upends decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East.

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House will vote on allowing concealed gun owners to carry across state lines

The House will vote Wednesday on a bill that would let gun owners with permits to carry concealed weapons travel to other states with their concealed firearms.

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Conyers resigned today. But he still doesn't get it.

Facing mounting claims of sexual harassment and increasing pressure from Democratic leaders, Michigan Rep. John Conyers announced that he is resigning the Detroit-area seat he's held since 1964.

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House Republicans mull length of spending bill as vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were in discussions on Tuesday about how long to fund the federal government in a short-term spending measure expected to come to a vote as early as Wednesday.

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U.S. House Republicans mull length of spending bill as vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were in discussions on Tuesday about how long to fund the federal government in a short-term spending measure expected to come to a vote as early as Wednesday.

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U.S. law firm probes South Africa Naspers over contract with TV station

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 5 (Reuters) - U.S. law firm, Pomerantz LLP, said on Tuesday it has launched an investigation into whether South Africa's Naspers and its directors engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful businesses practices.

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BRIEF-Wex Inc Announced Three-Year Fleet Card Contract With Verizon

* WEX INC - ANNOUNCED THREE-YEAR FLEET CARD CONTRACT WITH VERIZON Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Focus Lightings Tech signs two purchasing contracts with Veeco Instruments (Shanghai)

* SAYS IT SIGNS TWO PURCHASING CONTRACTS WITH VEECO INSTRUMENTS (SHANGHAI) WORTH $69.7 MILLION Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2AwYP39 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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BRIEF-Bank Of Nova Scotia Says BBVA Accepted Scotiabank's Offer To Buy 68.19 Pct Ownership In BBVA Chile For About $2.2 Bln

* BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA-BBVA ACCEPTED SCOTIABANK'S OFFER TO BUY ITS 68.19 PERCENT OWNERSHIP IN BBVA CHILE, FOR ABOUT $2.2 BILLION ​

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WaPo: Woman shares card she says Moore signed

Debbie Wesson Gibson, a woman who says she knew Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore when she was 17 years old, shares a signed card taped to her senior yearbook, according to the Washington Post.

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RPT-Global factors weigh against Bolivia in gas contract negotiations

SANTA CRUZ, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Bolivia's declining natural gas reserves, rising global supplies and more flexible sale terms in the international market all count against South America's top gas exporter as it negotiates contracts with Brazil and Argentina, its two biggest customers.

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Giants Fire Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese

The Giants are a dismal 2-10 after Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Raiders. Only the hapless Browns, at 0-12, have a worse record.

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'Frozen' short ending its run with 'Coco'

No, fans did not love "Olaf's Frozen Adventure," but that's not reportedly why the short is being pulled from theaters.

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Nine charged over links to banned Turkish group detained pending trial

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court on Monday ordered the detention of nine Turkish citizens pending trial for terrorism-related offences, including links to a banned militant group behind a series of suicide bombings in Turkey.

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis Increases Ownership Interest In Radient Technologies

* AURORA CANNABIS INCREASES OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN RADIENT TECHNOLOGIES

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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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Venezuela Maduro gains control over oil contracts amid purge

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday gained more powers over the OPEC member's oil contracts, as a deepening purge looks set to strengthen the leftist leader's control of the key energy sector amid a debilitating recession.

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Amid contempt threat, fight between House committee and DOJ spills out into public

The Justice Department has agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview a key FBI employee believed to have served as the main contact, or "handler" of, former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the so-called "dossier" of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia, according to a department spokesperson.

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Venezuela PDVSA boss says oil contracts to be reviewed in graft probe

CARACAS (Reuters) - The new president of Venezuelan state oil company, Major General Manuel Quevedo, said on Sunday that oil service contracts would be reviewed as part of an alleged crackdown on graft sweeping the OPEC member's energy industry.

Football (College) nytimes.com

On College Football: College Football Playoff: Alabama Is In, Ohio State Is Out

Alabama edged Ohio State for the final spot in the College Football Playoff, joining Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma.

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The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is questioning the President's response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee rebutted President Donald Trump on Sunday, questioning his response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea and backing former FBI Director James Comey.

Federal Bureau of Investigation nytimes.com

Trump, Defending Himself After Flynn Guilty Plea, Says F.B.I. Is in ‘Tatters’

In an extraordinary attack on the top law enforcement body in his own government, Mr. Trump accused the F.B.I. and its career investigators of having a bias against him.

Football (College) nytimes.com

College Football Playoff Picture: Oklahoma Defeats T.C.U., 41-17

The College Football Playoff picture began taking shape on Saturday with four conference championship games.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

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.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Heading Toward Tax Victory, Republicans Eye Next Step: Cut Spending

With Republicans’ new ambitions, the bill heading toward completion is not just a tax cut, but the first step toward a long-held vision to undo the New Deal and Great Society.

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BRIEF-‍United Steelworkers ratify four-year contract with TimkenSteel​

* ‍UNITED STEELWORKERS RATIFY FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT WITH TIMKENSTEEL​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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Fluor wins $831 million contract for Puerto Rico power work: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fluor Enterprises Inc, a subsidiary of Fluor Corp, was awarded an $831 million contract for construction services to help restore electric power to Puerto Rico, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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No hike in Argentine defense spending despite sub tragedy: senator

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina will not increase defense spending, despite the loss of a submarine with 44 crew aboard that has sparked criticism of the state of its armed forces, a close ally of President Mauricio Macri said on Friday.

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LPC: US private equity lending hits record levels

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Lending to US private equity-owned companies hit a record high of US$588bn at the end of November, despite regulators’ attempts to cool the market and a lack of jumbo deals, and is expected to climb further before the end of the year.

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BRIEF-Atea Asa Says Atea Denmark Signs Contract With Ski

* ATEA ASA SAYS CONTRACT HAS AN ESTIMATED TOTAL VALUE OF MINIMUM DKK 600 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Diana Containerships Announces Time Charter Contract For M/V Hamburg With Wan Hai Lines

* DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V HAMBURG WITH WAN HAI LINES

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CME Group to launch bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 18

(Reuters) - CME Group Inc on Friday said it will launch its bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 18 to provide a regulated trading platform for the cryptocurrency futures market.

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

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

Kimmel, Jimmy nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel, Defending Christianity, Offers to Fight Roy Moore

Mr. Kimmel lashed out at Mr. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of sexual misconduct, after the two tangled on Twitter.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

The Getaway: Sending Out an SOS: The Rise of Travel Security Apps

Safety apps aim to offer assurance on the road.

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Michigan candidate suggests ending harassment by voting for someone 'who doesn't have a penis'

One Michigan Democrat running for office has a suggestion for how to end sexual harassment.

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Senate Ethics Committee looking into Franken

The Senate Ethics Committee has begun looking into the allegations against Sen. Al Franken, according to a statement from the committee issued Thursday.

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Senate Ethics Committee opens probe of Senator Franken

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee said on Thursday it has opened a preliminary inquiry into alleged misconduct by Democratic Senator Al Franken.

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Death toll from Somalia truck bomb in October now at 512: probe committee

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - More than 500 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu in October, a Somali committee looking into the attack said on Thursday, raising the death toll from at least 358.

Football (College) nytimes.com

The President Who Politicked Oklahoma Back to the Top

The outgoing president David L. Boren has positioned University of Oklahoma athletics, especially football, to be ready for further conference realignment.

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Banks face contract repapering rush to retain clients after Brexit

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Banks in London are preparing to move hundreds of thousands of contracts they expect to be rendered invalid by Brexit to continental Europe, in a process known as "repapering", marking a major step in their adjustment plans.

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U.S. intel committee subpoenas comedian in Russia election meddling probe

(Reuters) - A New York comedian has been compelled to appear before a House Intelligence Committee investigating suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election where he will likely face questions about acting as a go-between for Wikileaks and an ally of President Donald Trump.

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Meredith’s Time buy helps lift U.S. media lending to 11-year high

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. media group Meredith Corp’s planned purchase of Time Inc is the latest in a run of mergers that have boosted media lending to the highest point in more than a decade as the sector regroups to fight online content providers.

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LPC: Meredith’s Time buy helps lift US media lending to 11-yr high

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - US media group Meredith Corp’s planned purchase of Time Inc is the latest in a run of mergers that have boosted media lending to the highest point in more than a decade as the sector regroups to fight online content providers.

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BRIEF-Flagstar Bank Announces Enotes For Ewarehouse Lending

* SAYS ‍FLAGSTAR BANK IS ACCEPTING ENOTES TO FUND WAREHOUSE LENDING TRANSACTIONS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures contract in 2018: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc plans to launch a futures contract based on bitcoin in 2018, making it the third U.S.-based exchange operator to plan derivatives contracts off of the notoriously volatile digital currency, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures contract in 2018 - source

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc plans to launch a futures contract based on bitcoin in 2018, making it the third U.S.-based exchange operator to plan derivatives contracts off of the notoriously volatile digital currency, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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Donald Trump Jr. to talk to House Intel committee

Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to meet with the House Intelligence Committee as soon as next week, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question President Donald Trump's eldest son over his contacts with Russians during the campaign season, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

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BRIEF-Oaktree Specialty Lending Qtrly ‍Loss Per Share $0.89​

* OAKTREE SPECIALTY LENDING CORPORATION ANNOUNCES FOURTH FISCAL QUARTER 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

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BRIEF-xG Technology - Awarded Subcontract From Leidos To Provide Interference Mitigation Solutions And Simulation Models

* XG TECHNOLOGY - AWARDED SUBCONTRACT FROM LEIDOS TO PROVIDE INTERFERENCE MITIGATION SOLUTIONS AND SIMULATION MODELS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-International Road Dynamics, A Quarterhill Company, Awarded $3.7 Mln Contract

* INTERNATIONAL ROAD DYNAMICS, A QUARTERHILL COMPANY, AWARDED US $3.7 MILLION CONTRACT

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College Football Playoff Rankings: Alabama Falls Out of Top 4

The Crimson Tide’s chances of making the national semifinals for the fourth straight year were dealt a blow following a loss to Auburn on Saturday.

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BRIEF-RLH Corp Announces Increase In Guidance For New Franchise Contract Growth

* RLH CORPORATION ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN GUIDANCE FOR NEW FRANCHISE CONTRACT GROWTH

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Senate Republicans shove tax bill ahead; spending fight erupts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans rammed forward President Donald Trump's tax cut bill on Tuesday in an abrupt, partisan committee vote that set up a full vote by the Senate as soon as Thursday, although some details of the measure remained unsettled.

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Eli Manning Is Benched by Giants in Favor of Geno Smith

The team’s star quarterback, who has started 210 consecutive regular-season games, has struggled to ignite the offense in a disappointing 2-9 season.

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

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

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TransCanada engages Nebraska landowners on new Keystone XL route

Calgary, Alberta/TORONTO (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp has started engaging landowners on a new route for its Keystone XL pipeline approved by the state of Nebraska, the company said on Tuesday, exploring the costlier path as it mulls a final decision on the expansion project mooted nearly a decade ago.

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Republican tax plan clears hurdle in Senate; fight erupts over spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's push for a big package of tax cuts moved past a potential obstacle on Tuesday as a Senate panel approved the measure despite lingering concerns from some Republican members.

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Tech stock rally hogs global market spotlight but ownership not cheap

By Caroline Valetkevitch, Rodrigo Campos and Patturaja Murugaboopathy

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GRAPHIC-Tech stock rally hogs global market spotlight but ownership not cheap

By Caroline Valetkevitch, Rodrigo Campos and Patturaja Murugaboopathy

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OPEC committee backs cut extension until end-2018 with June review

VIENNA (Reuters) - A joint OPEC and non-OPEC technical committee recommended extending global cuts in oil supply until the end of next year, with an option to review the deal in June, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-KeyW Says GSA Has Awarded Co's Unit A Contract On Its $50 Bln Alliant 2 GWAC

* KEYW HOLDING CORP - ‍GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION HAS AWARDED CO'S UNIT A CONTRACT ON ITS $50 BILLION ALLIANT 2 GOVERNMENTWIDE ACQUISITION CONTRACT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Engility ‍Wins $30 Mln Contract To Support Naval Air Warfare Center's Facility​

* ENGILITY HOLDINGS INC SAYS ‍WON A $30 MILLION CONTRACT TO SUPPORT NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION FACILITY​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump Panama hotel owners trying to strip president's name -report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama City are trying to strip the president's name from the building and remove his company from management, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

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BRIEF-Enerjex Resources Says Alpha Capital Anstalt Signed Binding Commitment Letter With Co

* ENERJEX RESOURCES-ON NOV 21, ALPHA CAPITAL ANSTALT SIGNED BINDING COMMITMENT LETTER WITH CO RELATED TO DEAL WITH AG EAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS - SEC FILING

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Formula One's owners have plenty of work to do

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The Formula One season ended at the weekend with even some drivers stifling a yawn but the sport's new owners remained upbeat about their investment and future prospects.

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Payday lending pioneer convicted in U.S. of racketeering scheme

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man considered a pioneer in the payday lending industry was found guilty on Monday of engaging in a racketeering scheme that helped fund businesses that generated $688 million from short-term loans to hundreds of thousands of people.

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BRIEF-Mountain Province Diamonds Says Received Extension Of Waiver Under Project Lending Facility Until Jan 31‍​

* MOUNTAIN PROVINCE DIAMONDS - RECEIVED EXTENSION OF WAIVER FOR FUNDING OF REMAINING RESERVE ACCOUNTS UNDER PROJECT LENDING FACILITY UNTIL JAN 31, 2018‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2k24NVn) Further company coverage:

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DealBook Briefing: Will Time Inc. Get Smaller Under New Ownership?

Meredith finally struck a deal to buy the embattled publisher, but the media world wants to know whether it will keep titles like Time and Fortune.

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Ending NAFTA would hurt growth, competitiveness of United States, Canada: report

DETROIT (Reuters) - Terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would harm the U.S. and Canadian economies and reduce their competitiveness versus Asia and Europe, a report issued by the Bank of Montreal said on Monday.

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BRIEF-High Arctic Provides Update On Contract For Rig 115

* ‍RIG WILL COMMENCE MOBILIZATION IN Q1 2018 AND IS EXPECTED TO BE ON CONTRACT FOR APPROXIMATELY 180 DAYS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers is stepping down as senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement on Sunday.

Football (College) nytimes.com

On College Football: For College Football Playoff, a Surplus of Contenders and Arguments

With the conference championship games coming next weekend, there are more than a half-dozen solid contenders for the four places in the College Football Playoff.

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Senators want to add new DACA policy to spending bill

Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham said they believe the Senate can reach a consensus on immigration policy, possibly as part of the year-end government funding bill.

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressman John Conyers is stepping down as ranking Democratic lawmaker of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement Sunday.

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Michigan Democrat resigns as ranking House Judiciary Committee member amid sexual harassment probe

Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has stepped down as ranking member of House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation into sexual harassment and workplace abuse allegations by his former staffers.

Football (College) nytimes.com

Auburn 26, Alabama 14: Auburn Upsets No. 1 Alabama in the Iron Bowl

The Crimson Tide were undefeated before Saturday’s game, and now they will need help getting into the College Football Playoff.

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China online finance regulator tells unqualified micro-lenders to stop lending

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The National Internet Finance Association of China issued a risk warning letter late on Friday telling "unqualified institutions" to immediately stop offering loans as Beijing steps up a crackdown on the micro-loan sector to fend off financial risks.

Football nytimes.com

Canadian Football’s Big Steps to Reduce Hits, a Contrast to the N.F.L.

The C.F.L. has added a bye week and eliminated padded practices during the season to reduce concussions and other injuries. Would it work in the N.F.L.?

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BRIEF-Cowen and CEFC China announce mutual agreement to withdraw from filing with the committee on foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS)

* Cowen and CEFC China announce mutual agreement to withdraw from filing with the committee on foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS)

Football (College) nytimes.com

Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones? In Alabama, a Certain Football Game Comes First

Alabamians sense that outsiders often view their state, or look down on it, through their own political and social lens. So college football often serves as a rebuttal, and a point of pride.

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Ending trophy hunting could actually be worse for endangered species

I am a lifelong animal lover and vegetarian for whom the idea of killing animals for fun is repellent, and have committed my career to African wildlife conservation.

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BRIEF-Diana shipping announces time charter contract with SwissMarine

* Diana Shipping Inc announces time charter contract for M/V Norfolk with SwissMarine

Bridges and Tunnels nytimes.com

Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

Private crossings to Mexico are a rich franchise under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but discussions on reopening the accord have put that bonanza at risk.

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Alcoa Canada, union resume aluminum smelter contract talks

TORONTO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Alcoa Corp and the United Steelworkers have agreed to resume contract talks with a government-appointed conciliator, the union said on Thursday, averting a potential strike at the Becancour, Quebec aluminum smelter.

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Why Cyntoia Brown, who is spending life in prison for murder, is all over social media

This week, the case of a woman named Cyntoia Brown went viral on social media, even though she has already been in jail for more than ten years.

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BRIEF-GoldMoney signed non-binding LOI to launch GoldMoney China

* Signed non-binding LOI formalizing JV framework whereby co, Taojinyn, Zhaojin mining will launch, operate local version of co in China​

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BRIEF-California Nanotechnologies announces contract with SPS System

* California Nanotechnologies announces new contract from chip fabrication customer and installation of large production SPS System Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1 646 223 8780)

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Chefs are blending culinary traditions across the South

For far too long barbecue, grits and cornbread have defined outsiders' perceptions of the American Southerner's diet.

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RPT-COLUMN-CME turns up the heat on LME with new copper contract: Andy Home

* CME copper open interest and fund positioning: http://tmsnrt.rs/2AmRdTg

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BRIEF-Granite Point Mortgage Trust unit enters amendment to contract agreement dated May 2​

* On Nov 16, unit entered into amendment to master repurchase & securities contract agreement, dated as of May 2​

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BRIEF-Fiera Capital consolidates ownership in Fiera Properties

* Fiera Capital consolidates ownership in Fiera Properties - Peter Cuthbert appointed president of Fiera Properties

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COLUMN-CME turns up the heat on LME with new copper contract: Andy Home

* CME copper open interest and fund positioning: http://tmsnrt.rs/2AmRdTg

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BRIEF-AECOM awarded program management contract from China's Elite Global Group

* Awarded program management contract from China's Elite Global Group Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-General Electric, Iraqi Ministry of Electricity sign $400 mln contract

* Says Iraqi Ministry Of Electricity and GE sign $400 million contract to build 14 electric substations

Football nytimes.com

One Game to Remember. Just One.

These six men are members of an exclusive group: They played only one N.F.L. game. They are proud of the distinction — and haunted by it.

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BRIEF-DEA awards Transocean a $68 mln contract in Norwegian Sea

* DEA says Transocean Norway Operations as, with the drilling rig Transocean Arctic, is awarded the contract to drill production wells at the Dvalin field in the Norwegian Sea

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Contractor for Puerto Rico Power Suspends Work, Citing Unpaid Bills

While its highly criticized $300 million contract has been canceled, Whitefish Energy Holdings says that it is still owed tens of millions of dollars.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan

Some economists say the Republican bills, by curbing or eliminating key deductions, could hurt property values, raise mortgage rates and reduce sales.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

U.S. consumer agency hits Citi with $6.5 million in fines over education lending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Friday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for alleged student loan servicing failures it said had harmed...

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UPDATE 2-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday asked the agency to review rules capping television station ownership, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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U.S. consumer agency hits Citi with $6.5 mln in fines over education lending

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Friday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for alleged student loan servicing failures it said had harmed borrowers.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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UPDATE 1-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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

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

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FCC to reconsider U.S. television station ownership cap: source

(Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission will ask the U.S. agency to cast an initial vote in December to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African strongman.

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New judge assigned to US lawsuit against AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit aimed at stopping AT&T Inc from buying movie and TV show provider Time Warner Inc will be heard by District Court Judge Richard Leon, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-H2O Innovation says Utility Partners renews & extends two operation and maintenance contracts

* H2O Innovation -‍ Utility Partners, co's business line in U.S., renewed operation, maintenance contract & extended duration of existing municipal project

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Indonesia court rules against Goldman in Hanson share ownership dispute

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian court ruled on Tuesday that Goldman Sachs should return shares in property developer PT Hanson International Tbk to tycoon Benny Tjokrosaputro in a legal tussle over ownership.

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Big spending building materials maker CRH on lookout for more deals

DUBLIN, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Ireland's CRH, the world's third-largest building materials group by market capitalisation, said on Tuesday it has capacity on its balance sheet for more deals, after a spending spree this year.

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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban to go into effect pending appeal

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to allow the latest version of its controversial travel ban to go fully into effect, pending appeal.

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Bureau of Prisons ending contracts with 16 halfway houses

The Bureau of Prisons is cutting off funding for halfway houses throughout the country, saving money the bureau says it needs at the expense of what reform advocates say are vital programs to help prisoners transition effectively and safely out of the corrections system.

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Qatari foreign minister calls out Saudi Arabia over 'drama and discord'

Qatar's chief diplomat warned of "dark ages" in the Middle East on Monday, calling out neighboring states for perpetuating "drama and discord" as part of a "dangerous game of power."

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BRIEF-General Dynamics wins U.S. army medical R&D program support contract​

* General Dynamics information - awarded U.S. Army medical research and development program support contract​

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BRIEF-Emerald Health Therapeutics says Sandy Pratt resigned as CFO

* Emerald Health Therapeutics appoints Robert C. Hill, CPA, CA as chief financial officer and promotes Cheryl Evans, CPA, CA to vice president finance

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Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it will use Facebook Inc's custom audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.

Automobile Safety Features and Defects nytimes.com

Chrysler Pacifica Owners Say Minivans Suddenly Shut Off

No crashes or injuries have been linked to the issue, but more than 50 complaints have been filed. The automaker sees no sign of a consistent problem.

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BRIEF-APPLIED DNA SECURES 1-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

* APPLIED DNA SCIENCES INC - ‍DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA) HAS AWARDED CO A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF ITS CURRENT CONTRACT THROUGH OCTOBER 13, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Patriots 33, Raiders 8: Patriots Get Hearty Welcome, and Win Over Raiders, in Mexico

An announced crowd of 77,000 at Estadio Azteca cheered from start to finish as Tom Brady passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-8 victory.

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N.F.L. Scores 2017: Live Week 11 Updates and Analysis

The Vikings keep winning behind career-backup quarterback Case Keenum. Up next: The Patriots and Raiders meet in Mexico City.

Small Business nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: Tax Cuts for Small-Business Owners? It’s Complicated

The House bill may seem like a tax cut for small businesses, but it is not likely to bring much relief to many business owners.

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UPDATE 5-Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators -source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 17 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co announced on Friday it fired its head of consumer lending, a move that people familiar with the matter said was because he disparaged a bank regulator to a fired employee.

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Senate committee seeks more info on Kushner

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.

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BRIEF-Caesars Entertainment says units ‍ are each extending early payment deadline, withdrawal time and expiration date for their cash tender offers​

* Caesars Entertainment Corp - units ‍ are each extending early payment deadline, withdrawal time and expiration date for their cash tender offers​

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Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators: source

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

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UPDATE 4-Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators -source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 17 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co fired Franklin Codel, its head of consumer lending, over a conversation he had with a former employee about compensation in which he disparaged U.S. regulators, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Volkswagen accelerates push into electric cars with $40 billion spending plan

WOLFSBURG/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen approved a 34 billion euro ($40 bln) spending plan on Friday that accelerates its efforts to become a global leader in electric cars.