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China's JD.com says will invest over $3 billion in "rustbelt" regions: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese online retailer JD.com will invest more than 20 billion yuan ($3.11 billion) in the country's northeastern "rustbelt" regions over the next three years, the Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing the company.

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China expresses doubts over credibility, objectivity of U.S. report on fake goods

BEIJING, Jan 18 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry expressed doubts on Thursday over the credibility and objectivity of the United States' annual blacklist of markets for sales of fake goods.

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Toshiba sees $3.7 billion balance sheet improvement from Westinghouse deal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it would sell its claims in bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co to a group led by the Baupost Group - a move that would contribute to an improvement of about 410 billion yen ($3.68 billion) in its balance sheet.

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

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

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Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope's visit

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held rituals on a beach near Lima to give him strength to fight against accusations of sexual abuse that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church.

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White House backs short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House threw its support on Wednesday behind a Republican proposal to pass a stopgap bill that would fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 and avert a shutdown, dealing a blow to Democrats who want such a measure to include immigration protections.

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Germany faces huge bill to meet EU climate goals: BDI study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will have to spend more than 1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) to meet even the lower end of the European Union's 2050 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft of a study commissioned by the BDI German industry group.

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Apple plans second U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Tom Siebel's billion-dollar software firm raises $100 million

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - C3 IoT, a software company founded and run by longtime Silicon Valley executive Thomas Siebel that helps companies collect and analyze data, has raised another $100 million in a new funding backed by TPG Growth, the company said on Wednesday.

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Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

Less than four weeks after President Trump signed a new tax bill, Apple plans to repatriate the vast majority of its $252 billion in cash held abroad.

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White House says it supports short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it supports a short-term bill to fund the government and prevent a shutdown, even though its first preference would have been for a long-term deal.

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Apple to pay $38 billion in U.S. taxes on foreign cash, open new campus

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday said it will make about $38 billion in tax payments on its overseas cash and plans to open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan.

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Republican Senator Graham says 'no' to stopgap funding bill: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday he would not vote for a Republican "continuing resolution" stopgap bill to fund the government temporarily and avert a partial shutdown this week, a Politico reporter said on Twitter.

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Sovereign investor 2017 deal values down 24 percent at $72 billion

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign investor deal-making fell 24 percent in 2017 to $72.5 billion as megadeals such as China Investment Corp's (CIC) bumper $13.8 billion buy of warehouse firm Logicor, which...

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U.S. banking official critiques Senate bill aimed at easing bank rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top official at a leading U.S. bank regulator is airing concerns about a Senate bill that would ease banking rules, saying parts of it could "significantly weaken" critical protections.

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Republicans eye another short-term bill to fund government

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

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UPDATE 2-Qatar Airways says offered 25 pct stake by U.S. startup airline

* CEO concerned about Airbus management changes (Adds details, comments, background)

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Bank of America net profit slumps on $2.9 billion tax charge, adjusted income beats

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's net profit nearly halved compared with a year earlier as it booked a $2.9 billion charge stemming from the new federal tax law although it beat analysts' estimates when adjusted for the charge.

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BofA net profit slumps on $2.9 billion tax charge, adjusted income beats

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's net profit nearly halved compared with a year earlier as it booked a $2.9 billion charge stemming from the new federal tax law although it beat analysts' estimates when adjusted for the charge.

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Bank of America profit slumps on $2.9 billion tax charge

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's fourth-quarter profit nearly halved as it booked a $2.9 billion charge stemming from the new federal tax law.

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Exclusive: J&J attracts Chinese interest for diabetes business in potential $3-4 billion deal - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese bidders are circling a diabetes care business owned by the world's largest healthcare company Johnson & Johnson in a deal that could fetch up to $4 billion, five people with direct knowledge told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Varun Beverages Approves Buying Franchisee Rights For Pepsico India's Sub-Territory In Bihar

* SAYS APPROVED TO BUY FRANCHISEE RIGHTS FOR PEPSICO INDIA'S PREVIOUSLY FRANCHISED SUB-TERRITORY IN STATE OF BIHAR Source text -http://bit.ly/2FJ3Bwm Further company coverage:

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Senate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short.

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Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill

DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements.

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GE reignites break-up talk after $11 billion insurance, tax hit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co indicated it is looking closely at breaking itself up on Tuesday as the conglomerate announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws.

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GE renews break-up talk after $11 billion insurance, tax hit

(Reuters) - General Electric Co again raised the prospect of breaking up the conglomerate on Tuesday as it announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws.

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Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Financed $73.2 Billion In Loan Purchase & Guarantee Volume For 2017​

* FREDDIE MAC - ‍ FINANCED $73.2 BILLION IN LOAN PURCHASE & GUARANTEE VOLUME FOR 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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

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Nestle sells U.S. candy business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion amid health push

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path toward healthier products.

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Citigroup reports $18 billion loss on one-time tax items

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc posted an $18-billion quarterly loss on Tuesday because of charges related to a new U.S. tax law, but its adjusted earnings beat Wall Street expectations and management signaled that the bank may soon lift financial performance targets.

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GE renews break-up talk as it discloses $11 billion fourth quarter hit

(Reuters) - General Electric Co again raised the prospect of breaking up the conglomerate on Tuesday as it announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws.

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GE to take $6.2 billion hit from insurance portfolio

(Reuters) - General Electric Co will take a $6.2 billion charge in its fourth quarter results for a more than decade-old insurance portfolio covering long-term healthcare costs, the company said on Tuesday.

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WaPo: John Kelly told Trump DACA deal 'not good'

The Washington Post's Josh Dawsey shares his reporting with CNN's Alisyn Camerota on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly telling President Trump that a bipartisan DACA deal was "not good" for him.

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Citi profit tops estimates; books $22 billion tax charge

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations as consumer businesses made up for lower revenue from bond and currency trading.

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New bill targets Russia, others for future election interference

Lawmakers are set to introduce a bill that would punish any nation that tries to influence a US election, adding extra sanctions against Russia if it once again tries to interfere.

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GE to take $6.2 billion charge in its finance arm

(Reuters) - General Electric Co will record an after-tax charge of $6.2 billion in its fourth quarter results as part of an ongoing review of its finance arm's insurance portfolio, the company said.

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BP Deepwater Horizon costs balloon to $65 billion

LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Tuesday it would take a new charge over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill after again raising estimates for outstanding claims, lifting total costs to around $65 billion.

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Billion dollar US embassy opens in London

The new US embassy in London opened its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday, a billion dollar glass monolith presiding over a former industrial site south of the city.

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BP to take $1.7 billion Deepwater Horizon charge

LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Tuesday it expected to take a post-tax non-operating charge of around $1.7 billion in its fourth quarter results as part of the settlement of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the United States.

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Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

DETROIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows.

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Insurance billing notices threaten young adults’ confidentiality

(Reuters Health) - Young adults can remain on their parents’ health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents.

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Exclusive: China's JD.com targets $2 billion fundraising at logistics unit - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's second-biggest e-commerce firm JD.com has kicked off a fundraising round at its logistics unit with a target of at least $2 billion, and eventually plans to list the business overseas, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors.

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Ford plans $11 billion investment, 40 electrified vehicles by 2022

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

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UPDATE 3-Ford plans $11 billion investment, 40 electrified vehicles by 2022

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

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SoftBank plans $18 billion IPO of mobile phone unit: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group plans to list its mobile phone business and raise some US$18bn, the Nikkei newspaper has said, a spin-off that would complete the Japanese telecoms conglomerate's transformation into a global technology investor.

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

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

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Softbank plans $18 billion IPO of mobile phone unit this year: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp plans to list its mobile-phone business and raise some $18 billion, the Nikkei newspaper said, a spin-off that would complete the Japanese telecoms conglomerate's transformation into a global technology investor.

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Ford plans $11 billion investment, 40 electric vehicles by 2022

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

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UPDATE 2-Ford plans $11 billion investment, 40 electric vehicles by 2022

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

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Ford ups electric vehicle plans to $11 billion by 2022: executive

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will increase significantly its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022, Chairman Bill Ford told reporters on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

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UPDATE 1-Ford ups electric vehicle plans to $11 billion by 2022 - executive

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will increase significantly its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022, Chairman Bill Ford told reporters on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

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On Pro Football: Without a Word, Bill Belichick Can Say a Lot

The Patriots coach is capable of finding shrewd ways to motivate his team.

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Ford to increase electric vehicle investment to $11 billion - executive

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will increase to $11 billion its investments in electric vehicles, Jim Farley, the company's head of global markets, said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

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Softbank plans $18 billion IPO of mobile phone unit as soon as spring: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp plans to list its core mobile-phone unit in Tokyo and overseas as early as this spring, raising some 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) in one of Japan's biggest initial public offerings, the Nikkei newspaper said on Monday.

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French telcos to spend $3.7 billion to plug network gaps

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why China’s Good Environmental Policies Have Gone Wrong

Haste and zeal to please an increasingly authoritarian government have created unexpected problems.

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Trump denies saying he probably had good relationship with Kim

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Watch Bill Murray spoof Bannon on 'SNL'

Bill Murray surprised the audience on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", debuting in the show's opening sketch as former Trump White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

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Bill Murray debuts his Steve Bannon on 'SNL'

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Bill Clinton: Accusation that foundation paid for daughter's wedding is an insult

Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday denied accusations that his charity used donations for Haiti to pay for his daughter Chelsea's wedding to investment banker Mark Mezvinsky in 2010.

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French telcos commit three billion euros to cover network black spots: report

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

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Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

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Kroger considers buying online wholesaler Boxed for up to $500 million - source

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Grocery chain Kroger Co has considered buying online wholesaler Boxed, according to a person familiar with the matter, as more shoppers place food orders online and as competition with Amazon.com Inc heats up.

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Chris Matthews apologizes for making comment about 'Bill Cosby pill' before interviewing Hillary Clinton

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A Good Appetite: The Secret to Better Thai Dishes May Already Be in Your Fridge

Doctoring up a jar of red curry paste makes for a deeply flavored noodle dish.

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France's Macron welcomes Merkel's deal with Social Democrats, says good for Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday welcomed a deal in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democrat (SPD) that paves the way for a coalition government, saying its provisional terms were good for Europe.

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Treasury chief still won't commit to Tubman on $20 bill

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BRIEF-General Dynamics Awarded $1 Billion Contract To Deliver Armored Vehicles To Romanian Army

* GENERAL DYNAMICS AWARDED $1 BILLION CONTRACT TO DELIVER PIRANHA 5 WHEELED ARMORED VEHICLES TO ROMANIAN ARMY

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Wells Fargo adds $3.25 billion to consumer legal bill in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co set aside $3.25 billion in the fourth quarter to cover legal expenses related to probes into its mortgage and sales practices, but its 2018 cost outlook met analyst expectations as the bank tries to rebound from the scandal in its consumer banking business.

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Billie Jean King Says Margaret Court Arena’s Name Should Change

Court has made derogatory comments about gay and transgender people.

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JPMorgan’s 4th-Quarter Profit Weathers $2.4 Billion Charge Tied to Tax Bill

The banking giant earned $4.2 billion after taking a $2.4 billion charge linked to the tax overhaul. Wells Fargo reported $6.2 billion in quarterly earnings after a $173 million charge.

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Getting a Roommate in Your Golden Years

As the baby boomers age, some are choosing to stay in their homes and take in boarders to help pay the rent or lend a hand with household chores.

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SS&C boosts banking software heft with $5.4 billion DST deal

(Reuters) - SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would buy DST Systems Inc in a $5.4 billion deal, expanding its financial technology software prowess through its largest deal to date.

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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole: experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.

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Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 billion in Michigan plant, add 2,500 jobs

DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Thursday it will shift production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks from Mexico to Michigan in 2020, a move the automaker said was enabled "by the passage of U.S. tax reform legislation" in December.

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Trump Boasts of ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korean Leader

The president’s rosy description of his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was a jarring reversal in tone after months of the two leaders trading taunts.

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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole -experts

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.

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U.S.-based equity funds attract $12 billion of new cash in latest week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors' appetite for risk was on display this week as U.S.-based equity mutual funds attracted $1.45 billion of net inflows, their third straight week of inflows, and...

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UPDATE 8-U.S. House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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Trump says 'probably' has a good relationship with North Korea's Kim: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he "probably" has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home.

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House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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UPDATE 6-U.S. House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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Trump's abrupt reversal on surveillance bill

President Donald Trump complicated a closely coordinated effort between his administration and congressional Republican leadership on a six-year extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, otherwise known as FISA.

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With a lower tax bill in sight, Walmart to raise its U.S. minimum wage

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the U.S. tax code, the company said on Thursday.

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Walmart uses lower U.S. tax bill to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc said on Thursday it would raise entry-level wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour as it benefits from the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years.

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Bill Gross of Janus: 'Bonds, like men, are in a bear market'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire bond veteran Bill Gross of Janus Henderson said on Thursday that the U.S. Treasury market has begun a bear market, though "not a dangerous one" for investors.

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BRIEF-Goodfood Market Qtrly Adjusted Loss Per Share $0.05

* GOODFOOD MARKET CORP. REPORTS YEAR-OVER-YEAR REVENUE GROWTH OF 412% FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

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China opposes U.S. pro-Taiwan bills welcomed by Taipei

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday expressed firm opposition to a decision by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass two pieces of pro-Taiwan legislation, but Taipei welcomed them as helping to strengthen ties with Washington.

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Investors Spooked at Specter of Central Banks Halting Bond-Buying Spree

The most immediate fear: A sharp falloff in bond prices would rattle equity markets that are now trading at record highs.

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South Korea's justice minister says preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday the ministry is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through its exchanges.

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SEC seeks trustee for firm behind alleged $1 billion Ponzi fraud

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged a federal judge on Wednesday to appoint a trustee to manage the Woodbridge Group of Companies, a bankrupt property developer the regulator accused of being a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

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‘Trump Place’ Asks if It Can Be Called by Any Other Name

The board of a Manhattan building bearing the president’s name has asked a court to protect its right to remove it, without facing a lawsuit in return.

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PM to Trump: Don't miss good opportunity

President Trump told reporters he still supports his decision to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement, while the Norwegian Prime Minister told the President that environmental regulations are one of the reasons for the US economic surplus.

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Toyota, Mazda announce $1.6 billion plant for Huntsville, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp announced Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

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Toyota, Mazda confirm $1.6 billion plant for Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama Jan 10 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp confirmed Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

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LPC: Boardriders backs Billabong acquisition with US$600m of loans

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - US surfwear retailer Boardriders Inc will use US$600m of loans to back its purchase of Australian peer Billabong International Ltd, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use

(Reuters) - Vermont's senate on Wednesday passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, which would make the state the first in the nation to do so through the legislative process rather than a ballot initiative.

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California proposes a $131.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2018-19

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown proposes a $131.7 billion general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2018-19, a 5.0 percent increase from the current fiscal year.

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Trilobites: Emperor Penguins: Good Dads, but Less Dedicated Than You May Have Thought

"March of the Penguins” showed penguins going up to 115 days without food, but new research suggests that many hunted for food during breeding season.

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Feature: The Mystery of the Exiled Billionaire Whistleblower

From a penthouse on Central Park, Guo Wengui has exposed a phenomenal web of corruption in China’s ruling elite — if, that is, he’s telling the truth.

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BRIEF-Anheuser-Busch Inbev Announces Pricing Of EUR 4.25 Billion Notes

* ‍HAS COMPLETED PRICING OF EUR 4.25 BILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOTES​

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Toyota and Mazda Are Said to Pick Alabama for $1.6 Billion Plant

The Japanese automakers are planning to build an assembly plant that is expected to employ about 4,000 people and open by 2021.

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Power Companies Got a Tax Cut. Will Your Bill Reflect It?

Some utilities say they will pass savings from the tax law to ratepayers. Attorneys general in several states are calling for federal action as well.

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Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama: sources

(Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama - sources

(Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.

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Trump causes confusion about 'clean' bill

President Trump caused confusion about what a future bill for DACA would look like while hosting an immigration meeting with lawmakers at the White House.

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Lawmakers admit they need another stopgap budget bill to avoid a shutdown

Ten days before the government would run out of funding, bipartisan negotiators are still struggling to reach a budget deal, and many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are already admitting Congress will need another stopgap bill to avoid a shutdown.

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White House: Lawmakers agreed immigration bill to focus on four areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to work toward an immigration bill that focuses on four areas: border security, so-called chain migration, the visa lottery system and the plight of 'Dreamer' immigrants.

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McConnell reaches out to 'Hillbilly Elegy' author about Senate run

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has spoken to "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance about a potential run for Senate in Ohio following GOP candidate Josh Mandel's unexpected departure from the race last week, a source familiar with the call confirmed to CNN.

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Billionaire Rennert files malpractice lawsuit over $213 million judgment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Ira Rennert has filed a $214 million malpractice lawsuit against his former law firm, after a jury found him liable for looting his magnesium company to build a huge mansion in New York's Hamptons.

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Chinese court jails two for life over $2.4 billion pyramid scheme

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Chinese court has sentenced two people to life imprisonment for fraud in a 15.6 billion-yuan ($2.39 billion) pyramid scheme that sucked in more than 200,000 people.

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Bill Clinton joins calls for release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - Calls grew on Tuesday for the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar facing accusations of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, with former U.S. President Bill Clinton urging that they be freed immediately.

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BRIEF-Raytheon Co Says Awarded Contract Worth More Than $1.5 Billion

* RAYTHEON AWARDED CONTRACT WORTH MORE THAN $1.5 BILLION FOR ADDITIONAL PATRIOTâ„¢ INTEGRATED AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE CAPABILITY

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BRIEF-TSMC Orders Equipment For T$1.2 Billion From Super Micro Computer

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd :

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Asian shares edge up, yen jumps as BOJ trims bond buying

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, approaching record highs, while the yen stole the currency spotlight and jumped after the Bank of Japan's slight reduction to its bond purchases reminded investors that it will eventually normalize policy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge up, yen jumps as BOJ trims bond buying

TOKYO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, approaching record highs, while the yen stole the currency spotlight and jumped after the Bank of Japan's slight reduction to its bond purchases reminded investors that it will eventually normalise policy.

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Blackstone's new insurance unit targets $100 billion in assets

(Reuters) - Blackstone Group wants to quadruple to $100 billion the assets it manages at its new unit for insurers as it seeks to boost returns for firms struggling under low interest rates, the unit's newly appointed chief said on Monday.

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Billionaire behind Trump impeachment ads to bankroll Democrats for House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to help Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, he announced on Monday.

Weather nytimes.com

These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017

A blow by blow of the cost of the major weather-related disasters this year.

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

G.O.P. Says Tax Bill Will Add Jobs in U.S. It May Yield More Hiring Abroad.

Supporters say the recently approved tax law will help American multinationals compete more aggressively overseas. Others see incentives to put factories overseas.

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Romney had prostate cancer treatment last year and the prognosis is good

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, a source close to Romney told CNN Monday.

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'The Greatest Showman' swings to top of Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The soundtrack for circus musical "The Greatest Showman" climbed its way to the top of the U.S. weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leaving offerings from Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift as the runner-ups.

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Berkshire may get $37 billion book value boost from U.S. tax cuts: Barclays

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the conglomerate run by Warren Buffett, may see its book value grow by $37 billion because of U.S. tax law changes enacted by President Donald Trump, Barclays Capital analysts estimated on Monday.

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Ablynx soars after rejects Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion biotech bid

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday, seeking a new source of growth by bolstering its treatments for rare blood disorders.

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Weather disasters cost U.S. record $306 billion in 2017: NOAA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Weather and climate-related disasters cost the United States a record $306 billion in 2017, the third-warmest year on record, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday.

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Amway Made China a Billion-Dollar Market. Now It Faces a Crackdown.

Chinese regulators are questioning the tactics of companies that rely on sales representatives who recruit others below them. Sales by so-called multilevel marketing firms have surged.

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Opinion: Thank goodness for Oprah. She saved the show.

Thank goodness for Oprah Winfrey. She saved the show.

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Ablynx shares soar after rejects Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion bid

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday as it seeks a new source of growth by bolstering its treatments for rare blood disorders.

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$11 billion biotech binge fuels forecasts of 2018 M&A surge

LONDON (Reuters) - An $11 billion burst of biotech bids in just four days has fueled expectations of a 2018 surge in life science deals as large drugmakers shop for promising assets from smaller rivals.

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Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion Ablynx bid rejected by Belgian biotech

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest maker of insulin, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday as it seeks to bolster its treatments for rare blood disorders.

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Brazil's BNDES plans to repay $40 billion to the Treasury in 2018

SAO PAULO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Brazil's state development bank BNDES plans to repay 130 billion reais ($40 billion) in loans to the Treasury this year, Carlos Thadeu de Freitas, its chief financial officer, was quoted as saying in the Monday edition of newspaper Valor Econômico.

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'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence.

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UPDATE 5-'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

* Women unite by wearing black gowns (Recasts at end of show, adds quotes)

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'Three Billboards,' 'Lady Bird' win top Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and mother-daughter comedy "Lady Bird" were the top winners at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday on a night marked by barbed comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood and passionate odes to those breaking their silence on the issue.

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UPDATE 4-'Three Billboards,' 'Lady Bird' win top Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and mother-daughter comedy "Lady Bird" were the top winners at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday on a night marked by barbed comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood and passionate odes to those breaking their silence on the issue.

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'Three Billboards' sweeps Golden Globe drama races with four wins

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," about an enraged woman seeking vengeance for her murdered daughter in a small town, won the Golden Globe award for best drama film on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-Celgene to buy Impact Biomedicines for up to $7 billion

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. biotech pharmaceutical firm Celgene Corp said on Sunday that it had agreed to acquire Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 billion, subject to certain milestones associated with regulatory hurdles and sales performance.

Hospice Care nytimes.com

Opinion: This Was Not the Good Death We Were Promised

Hospice care failed my father when it mattered most.

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Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against austerity measures that included suspending payment of their utility bills, Saudi media reported on Saturday.

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Bristol-Myers sees $3 billion tax hit in fourth quarter 2017

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co will record a $3 billion charge in the fourth quarter of 2017 as a result of the U.S. tax reform law passed last month, the drugmaker said in a regulatory filing on Friday.

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California bill uses donations to avoid Trump tax changes

(Reuters) - A new proposal in California would allow residents to make donations instead of paying taxes in order to avoid the new federal tax plan’s cap on deductions of state taxes.

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How good the stock market under Trump really is, in one chart

President Donald Trump has spared no opportunity to brag about the surging stock market in recent days. He has a point. It took the market almost 100 years to reach 5,000. It's grown more than 5,000 points in Trump's first year in office.

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Morgan Stanley to take $1.25 billion hit in fourth-quarter from tax bill

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said on Friday it would take a $1.25 billion hit in its fourth-quarter earnings due to a cut in corporate tax rate as part of the U.S. tax code overhaul.

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Lottery fever: U.S. Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots top $1 billion

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. lottery players on Friday and Saturday night will get two shots at record Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots that together topped $1 billion after going months without a winner.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good

Kids who know how to deceive are smarter and better adjusted.

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Most unclaimed lottery prizes are small. But together, they add up to $2.89 billion

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: A Weeknight Dish for Lovers of Non-Fishy Fish

This quickly braised cod in butter and wine is practically defined by its simplicity and speed.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Right at Home: Confessions of an Open House Addict

Some of the people who visit open houses are not in buying mode at all, they just want a peek at how others live.

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Morgan Stanley to take $1.25 billion hit in the fourth quarter from the tax bill

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said on Friday it would take a $1.25 billion hit in its fourth-quarter earnings due to a cut in corporate tax rate as part of the U.S. tax code overhaul.

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Global distressed-debt funds circle China again, eye $256 billion bad-loans market

BEIJING (Reuters) - Global distressed-debt specialists are stepping up their dealmaking in China after a decade, betting that the country is becoming serious about developing a market to tackle its $256 billion of official non-performing loans (NPLs).

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Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

Odds are, you are trying to break a bad habit or institute a good one right now. As a species, we are impressively committed to self-improvement, and most of us believe that habits are an effective means to that end.

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UPDATE 2-Boardriders Inc to buy Australia's Billabong for about $155 mln

* Billabong shares rise 2.8 pct to A$0.99 (Recasts and adds buyer comment, analyst quote and shares)

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Uber ex-CEO Kalanick selling nearly a third of stake for $1.4 billion: source

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, is selling nearly a third of his 10 percent stake in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Boardriders Inc to buy Australia's Billabong for about $155 mln

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Sports apparel seller Billabong International Ltd said on Friday it had entered an agreement with Boardriders Inc for the U.S.-based firm to buy the Australian company for about A$197.7 million ($155 million).

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Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August: Billboard

(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.

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Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August - Billboard

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.

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Boardriders Inc to buy Australia's Billabong for about $155 mln

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Sports apparel seller Billabong International Ltd said on Friday it had entered an agreement with Boardriders Inc for the U.S.-based firm to buy the company for about A$197.7 million ($155 million).

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U.S. stock funds post $8.4 billion outflows during week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pulled $8.4 billion from stocks and funneled $3.3 billion into taxable bonds during the most recent week, responding to a strong year of market gains...

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Shareholders in Brazil demand Petrobras match $3 billion U.S. settlement

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian shareholders of state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA are petitioning a Brazilian court to be paid on similar terms as those given to U.S. shareholders in a $2.95 billion settlement, a lawyer told Reuters on Thursday.

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Fox TV producers offered assurances ahead of Disney merger

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executives have voiced support for the Fox television studio's adult-oriented programming and development is continuing as usual while a proposed merger undergoes regulatory review, Fox executives and producers said Thursday.

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Trump says chances good for passing U.S. immigration reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was working with lawmakers to create an immigration system that will serve American workers and improve security, adding he thinks Congress has a good shot at passing an immigration reform bill.

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Brookfield Business Partners to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 billion

(Reuters) - An affiliate of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc plans to acquire Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the bankrupt nuclear services company owned by Toshiba Corp , for $4.6 billion.

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BRIEF-Brainstorm Cell Received Good Manufacturing Practice Approval From Israel Ministry Of Health

* BRAINSTORM CELL THERAPUETICS - RECEIVED GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE APPROVAL FROM ISRAEL MINISTRY OF HEALTH FOR ISRAELI CONTRACT MANUFACTURING FACILITY

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Major chip flaws affect billions of devices

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New York reviewing tax system changes after new federal tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday the state is developing a plan to restructure its current income and payroll tax system in reaction to the massive U.S. federal tax overhaul passed along party lines in late December.

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Petrobras to pay $2.95 billion to settle U.S. corruption lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Wednesday agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action corruption lawsuit, in what was said to be the biggest such payout in the United States by a foreign entity.

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AmEx to post fourth-quarter loss on $2.4 billion hit from tax legislation

(Reuters) - American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a $2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

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Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Heating-oil providers are working overtime and power generators are switching from natural gas to coal and petroleum as bitter temperatures grip much of the country.

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Bills running back McCoy day-to-day for playoffs

(Reuters) - The Buffalo Bills could be without their best offensive weapon when they play their first playoff game in 18 years on Sunday as injured running back LeSean McCoy sat out practice on Wednesday.

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Brazil's Petrobras settles U.S. corruption class action for $2.95 billion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Petroleo Brasileiro SA , Brazil's state-controlled oil company, said on Wednesday it has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors who claim they lost money as a result of a corruption scandal.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

How ‘Not in My Backyard’ Became ‘Not in My Neighborhood’

The expectation that homeowners should be able to reach beyond their property lines has become deeply embedded.

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $14.6 billion deal

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy troubled utility Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $14.6 billion, including debt.

Elderly nytimes.com

When Old News Is Good News: The Effect of 6 Elderly New Yorkers on One Middle-Aged Reporter

No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope, or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $7.9 billion deal

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy Scana Corp in an all-stock deal that values the electric utility company at about $7.9 billion.

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BRIEF-Mogo To Make Buying Bitcoin Simple And More Accessible For Canadians

* MOGO TO MAKE BUYING BITCOIN SIMPLE AND MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR CANADIANS

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BRIEF-Good Times Restaurants Says Same Store Sales Increase 5.9 Pct

* GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS REPORTS FISCAL 2018 Q1 SAME STORE SALES

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Mobileye deal boosts Israeli high-tech exits to $23 billion in 2017

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli high-tech acquisitions and initial public offering activity soared to $23 billion in 2017 from $10 billion in 2016 due to the $15.3 billion purchase of Mobileye by Intel Corp , data published on Wednesday showed.

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Halep rallies past Duan, ensures top billing for Australian Open

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep assured herself of top billing for the Australian Open after powering past local hope Duan Yingying and into the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open in China on Wednesday.

Exercise nytimes.com

Phys Ed: Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us?

Lean people were especially responsive to exercise’s effects on the bacterial makeup of our guts.

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

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

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Petrobras to pay $2.95 billion to settle U.S. class action over corruption

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brazil's state-controlled oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA , said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors seeking to recoup money they claim to have lost as a result of a corruption scandal.

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Beijing to build $2 billion AI research park: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing authorities will build a 13.8 billion yuan ($2.12 billion) artificial intelligence development project in the city's west, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

On Olympics: Nathan Chen Has Taken the Quad to a New Level. Is It Good for Figure Skating?

Chen, the 18-year-old American sensation, is the first to complete the difficult jump five times in a four-and-a-half-minute routine, but some worry it is dulling the sport.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

(Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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UPDATE 1-American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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NFL: Grateful Bills fans donate to Bengals QB's foundation

(Reuters) - Grateful supporters of the long-suffering Buffalo Bills have overwhelmed Andy Dalton's foundation as a way of thanking the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback for his role in snapping the team's 17-year NFL postseason drought.

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Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

(Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher.

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BP sets $1.5 billion charge for U.S tax changes but sees long-term boost

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP will take a one-off $1.5 billion charge to adjust to new U.S. tax rules, but expects a long-term boost from the corporate-friendly tax rates, it said on Tuesday.

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Amazon says over 5 billion items shipped in 2017 via Prime

(Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it shipped over 5 billion items worldwide via its subscription based Prime service in 2017 while adding more new members than ever before.

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BP takes $1.5 billion hit over U.S tax changes, joining Shell

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP will take a one-off $1.5 billion charge to adjust to new U.S. tax rules, joining rival Royal Dutch Shell and other companies, but expects a long-term boost from the corporate-friendly tax rates, it said on Tuesday.

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BP takes $1.5 billion charge over U.S tax changes, joining Shell

LONDON (Reuters) - BP will take a one-off $1.5 billion charge in its 2017 fourth quarter earnings as a result of new U.S. corporate income tax rules, joining rival Royal Dutch Shell.

Fiber (Dietary) nytimes.com

Matter: Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A series of unusual experiments in mice finds that dietary fiber fine-tunes the immune system and may help prevent chronic inflammation.

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Dollar starts new year in doldrums, Asia stocks in good cheer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro stood within striking distance of its 2017 peak on an ailing U.S. dollar on Tuesday, while Asian stocks began the new year close to their highest in a decade.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar starts new year in doldrums, Asia stocks in good cheer

* Asian shares consolidate past gains as Japan takes holidays

Preventive Medicine nytimes.com

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

Happiness has little to do with it. Research suggests meaning in your life is important for well-being.