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Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.

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U.S. Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

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

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GOP satisfaction with the country's direction at its highest since 2007

On the heels of a roaring stock market and Republicans' success in passing a tax plan, GOP satisfaction with the direction of the United States is now the highest it has been since 2007, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday.

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Trump: Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program that protects illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported would "probably" be discontinued.

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Trump says program protecting young immigrants 'probably dead'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents would probably be discontinued.

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U.S. resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

(Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program.

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Jeff Bezos contributes $33 million to Dreamers scholarship program

(Reuters) - Scholarship program TheDream.US said on Friday it had received a $33 million donation from Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos to fund 1,000 college scholarships.

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Jeff Bezos contributes $33 mln to Dreamers scholarship program

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Scholarship program TheDream.US said on Friday it had received a $33 million donation from Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos to fund 1,000 college scholarships.

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BRIEF-Tuniu announces $100 mln share repurchase program

* TUNIU ANNOUNCES US$100 MILLION SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM AND APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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Chrome's parental control program is going away

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Feds freeze program that provides info for help on mental health and substance abuse

Federal health officials recently froze a program aimed to educate the public and provide information about evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.

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House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, which has been the target of privacy advocates who want to limit its impact on Americans.

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U.S. House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates have mounted a last-ditch effort to limit its impact on Americans.

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BRIEF-National Bank Of Canada Announces Specific Share Repurchase Program As Part Of Its Normal Course Issuer Bid

* NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA - ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH THIRD PARTY TO REPURCHASE COMMON SHARES THROUGH DAILY PURCHASES​

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Paul threatens filibuster over FISA program

Sen. Rand Paul said he plans to filibuster the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) if necessary, as the House prepares to vote on a six-year extension of the program.

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Asian shares step back from 2007 peak, oil at three-year high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares flinched from testing their 2007 record peak on Wednesday, as investors booked profits in high-tech shares while oil prices hit three-year highs due to production cuts and a fall in inventories.

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U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge blocked President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday from ending a program that shielded from deportation children brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

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Asian shares step back from 2007 peak, oil at 3-year high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares flinched from testing their 2007 record peak on Wednesday, as investors booked profits in high-tech shares while oil prices hit three-year highs due to production cuts and a fall in inventories.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares step back from 2007 peak, oil at 3-year high

TOKYO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Asian shares flinched from testing their 2007 record peak on Wednesday, as investors booked profits in high-tech shares while oil prices hit three-year highs due to production cuts and a fall in inventories.

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Asian shares just shy of 2007 peak on earnings optimism

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered just below their 2007 record peak on Wednesday, supported by expectations of solid corporate earnings on the back of synchronized growth in the global economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares just shy of 2007 peak on earnings optimism

TOKYO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered just below their 2007 record peak on Wednesday, supported by expectations of solid corporate earnings on the back of synchronised growth in the global economy.

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics To Begin Program In Pompe Disease

* SPARK THERAPEUTICS CEO SAYS PLANS TO BEGIN PROGRAM IN POMPE DISEASE

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New York City traffic deaths fall to record low under safety program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by a sharp drop in pedestrian deaths, overall traffic fatalities in New York City fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2017 to their lowest on record, thanks at least in part to an ongoing safety improvement program, city officials said on Monday.

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Axovant shares plunge after key drug program scrapped

(Reuters) - Axovant Sciences Ltd's shares fell nearly 50 percent on Monday after the company scrapped its intepirdine program following the failure of its lead experimental treatment in a mid-stage study on patients suffering from a type of dementia.

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BRIEF-TG Therapeutics, Jiangsu Hengrui Announce Agreement For BTK Inhibitor Program For Treatment Of Hematologic Malignancies

* TG THERAPEUTICS AND JIANGSU HENGRUI MEDICINE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF NOVEL BTK INHIBITOR PROGRAM FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES

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BRIEF-Metlife Inc Announces Launch Of Two Insurtech Investment Programs For Start-Up Cos

* METLIFE INC - ANNOUNCED LAUNCH OF TWO INSURTECH INVESTMENT PROGRAMS FOR START-UP COS, METLIFE DIGITAL VENTURES AND METLIFE DIGITAL ACCELERATOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Axovant to scrap intepirdine program after dementia trial fails

(Reuters) - Axovant Sciences Ltd said on Monday it would discontinue its intepirdine program after the experimental treatment failed in a mid-stage study on patients suffering from a type of dementia.

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BRIEF-‍Solvay And Boeing Sign Materials Supply Agreement For 777X Program​

* ‍SOLVAY AND BOEING SIGN MATERIALS SUPPLY AGREEMENT FOR 777X PROGRAM​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2CScINI Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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487 Original Programs Aired in 2017. Bet You Didn’t Watch Them All.

The staggering growth of original shows largely comes from the seemingly endless budget lines that help produce new shows for streaming services, chiefly Netflix.

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John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

Mr. Young also walked on the moon and was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs.

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BRIEF-Bank Of Montreal Announces Specific Share Repurchase Program As Part Of Its Normal Course Issuer Bid

* BANK OF MONTREAL ANNOUNCES SPECIFIC SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM AS PART OF ITS NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID

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BRIEF-Fannie Mae Prices $800.5 Mln Multifamily Dus Remic (FNA 2018-M1) Under Its Gems Program

* FANNIE MAE PRICES $800.5 MILLION MULTIFAMILY DUS REMIC (FNA 2018-M1) UNDER ITS GEMS PROGRAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Figure skating: Chen jumps to large lead after men's short program

(Reuters) - Hot favorite Nathan Chen had a hiccup with his final jump but still did enough to take a big short program lead in the men's competition at the U.S. figure skating championships on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Gopro Cuts 200-300 Jobs, Largely Impacting Its Drone Division- TechCrunch

* GOPRO CUTS 200-300 JOBS, LARGELY IMPACTING ITS DRONE DIVISION- TECHCRUNCH, CITING SOURCES‍​ Source text: http://tcrn.ch/2qsi6kE Further company coverage:

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Asian shares approach 2007 peak, dollar weak on soft inflation prospects

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to their record 2007 peak on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the spectre of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares approach 2007 peak, dollar weak on soft inflation prospects

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to their record 2007 peak on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the spectre of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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U.S. sanctions five entities tied to Iran's missiles program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sanctioned five Iranian-based entities it said were owned or controlled by a industrial firm responsible for developing and producing Iran's solid-propellant ballistic missiles.

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx Announces Update To UX007 Development Program In Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder Patients

* ULTRAGENYX ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO UX007 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN LONG-CHAIN FATTY ACID OXIDATION DISORDER PATIENTS

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Trump push to scale back welfare programs has Republicans on edge

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

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Figure skating: Tennell leads U.S. champs after short program

(Reuters) - Bradie Tennell performed a brilliant routine to take a narrow short program lead over sentimental favorite Mirai Nagasu in the ladies competition at the U.S. figure skating championships on Wednesday.

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Rocket Launches and Trips to the Moon We’re Looking Forward To in 2018

The launch of a new rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and moon landings by India, China and private companies could occur this year, but no one is sure when.

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Ukraine’s Lofty Ambitions, Fallen to Earth

Signs of space-age glory are everywhere, and Ukrainians are determined to hold onto that scientific tradition.

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How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

George Papadopoulos, a Trump foreign policy adviser, was the improbable match that set off a blaze that has consumed the first year of the Trump administration.

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Vietnam '67: Behind the Phoenix Program

South Vietnam’s role in the controversial counterinsurgency effort offers lessons for today’s wars.

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Out There: U.F.O.s: Is This All There Is?

Astronomers have their noses pressed against the windows of the unknown, wanting to believe in life elsewhere just like many outer space enthusiasts.

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BRIEF-Bnk Petroleum Announces 2018 Drilling Program And Bank Line Increase

* BNK PETROLEUM INC. ANNOUNCES 2018 DRILLING PROGRAM AND BANK LINE INCREASE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

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Russia says satellite launch failure due to programming error

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday the failed launch of a 2.6 billion-rouble ($44.95 million) satellite last month was due to an embarrassing programming error.

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BRIEF-Kellogg Says On Dec 21, Unit Notified Coöperatieve Rabobank That Would Wind-Down Disclosed Accounts Receivable Securitization Program

* KELLOGG SAYS ON DEC 21, UNIT NOTIFIED COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK THAT WOULD WIND-DOWN DISCLOSED ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SECURITIZATION PROGRAM - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Hi-Crush Partners Announces Successful Refinancing Transactions And Unit Repurchase Program Update

* HI-CRUSH PARTNERS LP ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL REFINANCING TRANSACTIONS AND UNIT REPURCHASE PROGRAM UPDATE

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BRIEF-Tutor Perini Unit Identified As Low Bidder For Sandy Recovery Program Restoration

* TUTOR PERINI - UNIT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED BY NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY AS LOW BIDDER FOR SANDY RECOVERY PROGRAM RESTORATION AT BARUCH HOUSES

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BRIEF-Fletcher Building Appoints Deutsche Bank As Depositary Bank For Its ADR Programme

* APPOINTED DEUTSCHE BANK AS ITS DEPOSITARY BANK FOR ITS SPONSORED LEVEL I AMERICAN DEPOSITARY RECEIPT PROGRAMME Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Strad Energy Services Says Approved 2018 Capital Expenditure Program Of $8 Mln

* STRAD ENERGY SERVICES ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM AND UPDATE TO ITS NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID

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BRIEF-vTv Therapeutics Signs Agreement With Hangzhou Zhongmei For Rights of Glp-1R Agonist Diabetes Program

* VTV THERAPEUTICS INC SAYS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH HANGZHOU ZHONGMEI HUADONG PHARMACEUTICAL CO. TO RIGHTS FOR VTV'S GLP-1R AGONIST DIABETES PROGRAM

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U.S. lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency's expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said.

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U.S. lawmakers seek temporarily extension to internet spying program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency's expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said.

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BRIEF-First US Bancshares Announces Extension Of Share Repurchase Program

* FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Trilobites: Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It.

The scientific start of winter offers a moment to reflect on how we might not be here to witness the changing seasons without Earth’s particular tilt toward the sun.

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White House aide sees temporary funding fix for children's health program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A short-term fix to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program into January will likely be part of a stop-gap government funding bill Congress is expected to approve this week, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Altagas Commissions North Pine And Provides Update On WGL Transaction And 2018 Capital Program

* ALTAGAS COMMISSIONS NORTH PINE AND PROVIDES UPDATE ON WGL TRANSACTION AND 2018 CAPITAL PROGRAM

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With Children’s Health Program Running Dry, Parents Beg Congress: ‘Do the Right Thing’

Congress is looking to leave Washington for the year, but the Children’s Health Insurance Program is out of money, and parents are pleading for help.

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BRIEF-Quorum Health Corp Announces CMS Approval On 2017-2019 California Hospital Fee Program

* QUORUM HEALTH CORPORATION ANNOUNCES CMS APPROVAL ON 2017-2019 CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL FEE PROGRAM

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Japan, South Korea urge China to do more to halt North Korea's weapons programs

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. allies Japan and South Korea urged China to do more to get North Korea to end its nuclear and missile programmes, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday amid a tense standoff between North Korea and the United States.

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Secretive program tracked UFOs for 5 years

The now-defunct secretive federal program designed to track unidentified flying objects is facing new scrutiny while some officials deem it a national security priority. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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BRIEF-Intrum says ‍board approved participation in management stock incentive program facilitated by Nordic Capital Fund VIII​

* ‍MANAGEMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM IN INTRUM AND UPCOMING CHANGE OF CFO​

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New York City Will Close or Merge 19 Schools, Most From Renewal Program

The schools in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature program get extra support and money, but a number have struggled to make progress. Some schools will graduate out.

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BRIEF-Liberty Global announces new $2 bln share repurchase program

* LIBERTY GLOBAL ANNOUNCES NEW $2 BILLION SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Four people were killed when a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy was ambushed in northeast Nigeria, a WFP spokeswoman said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year.

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Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other...

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Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

The shadowy program began in 2007 and was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, who has had a longtime interest in space phenomena.

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Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales

(Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.

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CORRECTED-Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales

Dec 15 (Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.

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U.S. institutes new requirements for Visa Waiver Program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is instituting new requirements for the 38 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program, including that they screen travelers using U.S. counterterrorism data, Trump administration officials said on Friday.

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Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales: report

(Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.

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Hawaii Launches Long-Term Care Program

This week, Hawaii launched the Kupuna Caregivers Program to help support working family caregivers.

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Trilobites: An 8th Planet Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star, With A.I.’s Help

A Google neural network analyzed data collected by NASA and helped astronomers detect another planet around a star some 2,500 light years away.

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Former Philippine President defends controversial dengue program

MANILA (Reuters) - Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended on Thursday his decision to implement a controversial immunization program using a new dengue vaccine in 2016, saying it was justified with millions of people at risk of being infected by the virus.

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These states are running out of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program

Sixteen states will run out of federal funding for CHIP -- the Children's Health Insurance Program -- by the end of January, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Three-quarters of all states expect to exhaust funds by the end of March unless Congress can agree to fund it.

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BRIEF-Bristol-Myers Squibb Granted Exclusive License By Ono Pharmaceutical For Multiple Programs Targeting Immuno-Suppressive Factors In The Tumor Microenvironment

* BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB GRANTED EXCLUSIVE LICENSE BY ONO PHARMACEUTICAL FOR MULTIPLE PROGRAMS TARGETING IMMUNO-SUPPRESSIVE FACTORS IN THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT

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UPDATE 1-Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney

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

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BRIEF-Wesco International Renews Share Repurchase Program, Provides 2018 Outlook

* WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC. REAFFIRMS 2017 OUTLOOK, RENEWS SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM, AND PROVIDES 2018 OUTLOOK

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METALS-Copper largely steady ahead of expected U.S. rate hike

MELBOURNE, Dec 13 (Reuters) - London copper trading was little changed on Wednesday, as volumes thinned throughout the complex in the lead-up to holidays and ahead of a U.S. monetary policy meeting which may spell out higher interest rates. FUNDAMENTALS * LME: London Metal Exchange copper was up 0.1 percent at $6,666.50 a tonne, as of 0247 GMT, having closed little changed in the previous session. Prices have found a base around $6,500, but have run into resistance at the 10

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BRIEF-Philip Morris To Make Results From Programs Around IQOS Available By Early 2018

* PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL SAYS TO MAKE DATA, RESULTS FROM NON-CLINICAL, CLINICAL PROGRAM AROUND IQOS AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC BY EARLY 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-MTU eyes bigger share of future aircraft engine programmes

* Sees moderate rise in 2018 underlying operating profit (Recasts, adds CEO comment, further details)

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Singapore's electric car-sharing program hits the road

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore launched on Tuesday its first large-scale electric car-sharing program through which the land-scarce city-state hopes to provide commuters with more transport options and steer them away from the need to buy their own cars.

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BRIEF-Sirius XM announces new programming collaboration with Shareblue

* SIRIUS XM - CO'S PROGRESS CHANNEL 127 ENTERED NEW PROGRAMMING COLLABORATION WITH SHAREBLUE MEDIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Trican Announces First Half 2018 Capital Program

* TRICAN ANNOUNCES FIRST HALF 2018 CAPITAL PROGRAM, UPDATES THE STATUS OF ITS NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID AND PROVIDES AN OPERATIONAL UPDATE

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Iran foreign minister defends missile program, asks European support

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Monday defended its ballistic missile program and urged European countries not to be influenced by U.S. President Donald Trump's confrontational policy towards Tehran.

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Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program

MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

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U.S. tax revamp still incomplete as Republicans eye social program cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even before completing their overhaul of the U.S. tax code, Republicans in Washington have begun turning their attention to changes and possible cuts in the social safety net of government programs for the poor, children, elderly and disabled Americans.

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BRIEF-Touchstone To Complete A $5 Million Private Placement And Increase 2018 Drilling Program To 10 Wells

* TOUCHSTONE TO COMPLETE A $5 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND INCREASE 2018 DRILLING PROGRAM TO 10 WELLS

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Pentagon wants 12 month procurement time for major weapons programs, official

Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's acquisition chief said on Wednesday she wants to cut the time for major procurements to 12 months from an average of 2.5 years, speaking during a congressional hearing on the reorganization of the Defense Department's procurement system.

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U.S. Justice Department taps prosecutor to oversee asset forfeiture program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has tapped a North Carolina-based prosecutor for a new role designed to provide more checks and balances to its civil asset forfeiture program, following criticism of its abuse by the police.

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Silicon Valley meets 'Flash Boys' on new corporate listings program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new would-be stock exchange based in Silicon Valley is teaming up with IEX Group, the newest U.S. stock exchange and focus of author Michael Lewis's book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," on a corporate listings program, the company said on Thursday.

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Trump to meet senators to discuss renewable fuel program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Republican senators on Thursday to discuss his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the White House said.

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Column: U.S. Republicans sharpen knives for retirement program cuts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Traditionally, U.S. politicians avoid talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare close to election time.

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The hazardous nominee who could lead this EPA program

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Further Expands STACR Program With SHRP Series

* STACR 2017-HRP1 HAS A REFERENCE POOL OF SINGLE-FAMILY MORTGAGES WITH AN UNPAID PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF APPROXIMATELY $15 BILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Zynex Announces Share Buyback Program

* BOARD APPROVED A PROGRAM TO BUY BACK UP TO $2 MILLION OF COMPANY'S COMMON STOCK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Planetarium Opens in New Jersey, Ushering in a New Kind of Star Wars

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City says it’s 110 feet in diameter — even bigger than one across the river at the Museum of Natural History.

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T-Mobile board approves up to $1.5 billion buyback program

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday its board authorized a buyback program for up to $1.5 billion of the company's common stock.

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Home Depot announces $15 billion buyback program

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

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Stephen Bannon Returns to the Air With Satellite Radio Program

Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s former strategist, has another medium to take on the Republican establishment.

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The CHIP Program Is Beloved. Why Is Its Funding in Danger?

A children’s health insurance program popular with both Republicans and Democrats is in limbo because of partisan rancor that has stymied legislative action in Washington.

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U.S. oil industry group launches voluntary program to cut methane

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday launched a voluntary program to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, a move environmentalists said was not strong enough to adequately protect the climate.

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BRIEF-Breitbart News Network To Expand Radio Programming On SiriusXM

* SIRIUSXM HOLDINGS SAYS BREITBART NEWS NETWORK TO EXPAND ITS RADIO PROGRAMMING ON SIRIUSXM

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Bolt overwhelmed by unveiling of statue where it all began

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of Kingston's National Stadium as one of the greatest moments of his career.

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France, Germany want Iran to reverse ballistic missile program

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany agree that Iran must reverse its ballistic missile program and end its "hegemonic temptations" across the Middle east, the French foreign minister said on Monday.

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U.N. council to meet on North Korea rights abuses, nuclear program in December

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian country, an annual meeting that its ally China has tried to prevent for the past three years.

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BRIEF-‍Fannie Mae Prices $1.6 Bln Multifamily Dus Remic Fna 2017-M15 Under Gems Program​

* FANNIE MAE - ‍FANNIE MAE PRICES $1.6 BILLION MULTIFAMILY DUS REMIC FNA 2017-M15 UNDER ITS GEMS PROGRAM​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-First Data Entered Into A 2017 Nov Second Joinder Agreement Relating To Credit Agreement, Dated As Of Sept 24, 2007​

* FIRST DATA - ‍ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017, ENTERED INTO A 2017 NOVEMBER SECOND JOINDER AGREEMENT RELATING TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2007​

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BRIEF-Rush Enterprises, Inc. Adopts $40 Million Stock Repurchase Program

* RUSH ENTERPRISES, INC. ADOPTS $40 MILLION STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Hospital quality-control program tied to rise in heart failure deaths

(Reuters Health) - Financial penalties designed to encourage hospitals to avoid repeat hospitalizations are working, but they’re also associated with higher mortality rates for patients with heart failure, a U.S. study suggests.

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U.S. lawmaker says House intel panel near consensus on NSA spy program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee are close to an agreement on how to overhaul a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program and hope to complete legislation soon, the top Democrat on the panel said on Wednesday.

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NY fines two Lloyd's underwriters, others for unlicensed insurance program

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Two Lloyd's of London Ltd underwriters and a credit union for United Nations employees are among the entities that have agreed to pay a total of $1.47 million for their roles in an unlicensed life insurance program, New York's insurance regulator said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Kaman Announces $85 Mln USAF Joint Programmable Fuze Order

* SAYS AEROSPACE SEGMENT HAS RECEIVED AN ORDER WITH AN EXPECTED VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY $85 MILLION​

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BRIEF-Shell ‍Cancels Scrip Dividend Programme

* ‍CANCELS ITS SCRIP DIVIDEND PROGRAMME WITH EFFECT FROM Q4 2017 INTERIM DIVIDEND​

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BRIEF-TCF To Discontinue Indirect Auto Originations, Authorizes New Share Repurchase Program

* TCF TO DISCONTINUE INDIRECT AUTO ORIGINATIONS, AUTHORIZES NEW SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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BRIEF-Lifevantage reports $5 mln share repurchase program

* LIFEVANTAGE CORP - ‍EXPECTS TO FUND REPURCHASE PROGRAM THROUGH CASH ON HAND AND FUTURE CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Court halts Uber's trial program in Israel

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A court in Israel ordered Uber on Monday to halt a trial program in the Tel Aviv area that the U.S. ride-hailing company had hoped would pave the way for its full operations in the country.

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BRIEF-Regeneron Provides Update On Eylea (Aflibercept) Injection And Nesvacumab (Ang2 Antibody) Combination Program

* REGENERON PROVIDES UPDATE ON EYLEA® (AFLIBERCEPT) INJECTION AND NESVACUMAB (ANG2 ANTIBODY) COMBINATION PROGRAM

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From taxes to a spy program, Republicans under pressure as year-end agenda looms

It's the end of a year that has left Republicans with little to show for their sweeping control of the government -- and now, it's crunch time.

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Figure skating - Chen scores personal best in men's short program

(Reuters) - American teenager Nathan Chen continued his strong build up for Olympic glory when he produced a sizzling performance in the men's short program at Skate America in Lake Placid, New York on Friday.

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BRIEF-QYOU Media Co's ‍linear channel to be available as part of Youfone's programming line-up

* Co's ‍linear channel to be available as part of Youfone's programming line-up on its recently launched OTT service, YoufoneTV​

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BRIEF-Nektar Therapeutics estimates wind down costs of $3 mln to $4 mln related to ceasing clinical program

* Nektar Therapeutics says estimates that it will incur about $3 million to $4 million of wind-down costs

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BRIEF-Silvercorp Metals announces share repurchase program

* Silvercorp Metals Inc - announces Normal Course Issuer bid to acquire up to 8.4 million common shares

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Out There: An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien

Astronomers offer new details about Oumuamua, a probable asteroid arriving from beyond the solar system and leaving in a big hurry.

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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-Bridgepoint Education board authorizes share repurchase program of up to $20 mln

* On Nov 17, board authorized share repurchase program of up to $20.0 million value of shares of co's common stock over next 12 months​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2A1qFnM) Further company coverage:

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Brazil's Cosan to start $200 million share buyback program on Tuesday

SAO PAULO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's Cosan Ltd will initiate a tender offer on Tuesday to buy back up to $200 million in New York-listed Class A shares, the energy conglomerate said in a filing with Brazil's securities regulator.

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BRIEF-Loblaw says ‍launched a fee-based subscription pilot program

* Says ‍launched a fee-based subscription Pilot Program, PC Insiders; program availability is expected to expand in 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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-BonTerra completes all-season exploration camp to support expanding resource development program at Gladiator gold project

* BonTerra completes all-season exploration camp to support expanding resource development program at Gladiator gold project Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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France should not interfere in Iran's missile program: adviser to Iran's supreme leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France should not interfere in Iran's missile program, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader, said on Saturday according to state media.

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Osmond, Fernandez lead after short program at France grand prix

GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took the lead in the France grand prix with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short program on Friday as Spain's Javier Fernandez returned to winning ways with a season-best performance.

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BRIEF-FDA approves remote feature to program Cochlear implants

* Says approved remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for Nucleus Cochlear implant system through telemedicine platform

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Osmond leads after short program at France grand prix

GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took the lead in the France grand prix with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short program on Friday.

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BRIEF-UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

* UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Figure skating: Osmond leads after short program at France grand prix

GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond on Friday took the lead at the second to last qualifying event for the grand prix final next month with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short program.

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BRIEF-Alcentra Capital says ‍board has expanded open-market stock repurchase program

* Says ‍board of directors has expanded its open-market stock repurchase program by $2.5 million to $5.0 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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ASML CFO: Buying own shares at current prices, will launch new programme in Jan

BARCELONA, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The finance chief of Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML said on Thursday the company was currently buying back its own shares and expected to announce an new buyback programme in January.

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Bombardier plans hiring spree for business jet program: sources

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc expects to hire around 1,000 workers in Montreal over 18 months, as the Canadian plane and train maker ramps up production of its new Global 7000 business jet, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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DHS inspector general slams air marshal program

A review of the air marshals program reveals how Transportation Security Administration "money gets wasted basically fighting the last war," its watchdog said Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Teva announces prescription copay savings program for generic Gleevec tablets in the U.S.

* Teva announces prescription copay savings program for generic Gleevec® tablets in the United States Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Both chambers say they're largely on track with tax plan

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Despite EU caution, France pursues tough line on Iran missile program

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday it wanted an "uncompromising" dialogue with Iran about its ballistic missile program and a possible negotiation over the issue separate from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

Eleven Light-Years Away, an Earth-Size Planet That May Be Habitable

Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Republicans May Target Entitlement Programs to Reduce Deficit

The possibility appeared more likely after the Congressional Budget Office warned that the tax bill could set off a rule that would make cuts to Medicare over the next decade.

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BRIEF-BP says to commence share buyback programme

* ‍IT IS TO COMMENCE A SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAMME TO REPURCHASE ORDINARY SHARES IN CAPITAL OF COMPANY​

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BRIEF-Valeura Energy says does not expect to provide guidance on 2018 work program, budget until Q1

* Valeura announces third quarter 2017 financial and operating results and commencement of the Yamalik-1 testing program

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BRIEF-RMP Energy announces intention of share-repurchase program, reports Q3 results

* RMP Energy announces intention of share-repurchase program, provides elmworth operations update and reports third quarter 2017 results

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BRIEF-MIDDLEBY SAYS ‍ON NOV 7, BOARD TERMINATED CO'S EXISTING SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

* MIDDLEBY- ‍ON NOV 7, BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESOLVED TO TERMINATE CO'S EXISTING SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY​

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-GE expects 25 pct reduction of corporate staff worldwide this year, largely completed - CFO (Nov. 13)

* General Electric Co expects 25 percent reduction of corporate staff worldwide this year, largely completed - CFO Jamie Miller​ Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Senomyx ‍expands cool program collaboration with Firmenich​

* Will receive upfront payment of $10 million for exclusive license and pre-payment of cool program royalty obligations from 2018 through 2020​

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UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Emirates believes Airbus can guarantee development of A380 programme

DUBAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Emirates believes Airbus can meet demands from the airline's owner, the Dubai government, for the European planemaker to guarantee development of the superjumbo A380 programme.

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BRIEF-Cisco says $1 billion program for smart cities​

* ‍FUNDING TO BE PROVIDED THROUGH CISCO CAPITAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DIGITAL ALPHA ADVISORS, APG ASSET MANAGEMENT AND WHITEHELM CAPITAL​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Emirates believes Airbus can guarantee development of A380 program

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates [EMIRA.UL] believes Airbus can meet demands from the airline's owner, the Dubai government, for the European planemaker to guarantee development of the superjumbo A380 program.

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AIRSHOW-Emirates believes Airbus can guarantee development of A380 programme

DUBAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Emirates believes Airbus can meet demands from the airline's owner, the Dubai government, for the European planemaker to guarantee development of the superjumbo A380 programme.

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RPT-BRIEF-Pratt & Whitney Canada says signed fleet management program contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation​

* SIGNED A 20-YEAR FLEET MANAGEMEN PROGRAM CONTRACT WITH ABU DHABI AVIATION​

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Trilobites: Dream Chaser Space Plane Aces Glide Test

Built by Sierra Nevada Corporation, the space plane that brings to mind NASA’s retired shuttles completed a successful test flight and landing on Saturday.

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BRIEF-NQ Mobile Inc authorizes up to $150 mln buyback program of shares and convertible notes

* NQ Mobile Inc. announces its board of directors has authorized an up to US$150 million buyback program of shares and convertible notes

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France raises prospect of new sanctions on Iran over ballistic program

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry suggested on Monday that new sanctions could be imposed on Iran if needed over its ballistic missile program.

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CORRECTED-AIRSHOW-Italy sees other European countries joining fighter jet programme

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - A senior Italian air force official said on Saturday that he expects French and German plans to develop a new warplane will eventually include other European countries.

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AIRSHOW-Italy sees other European countries joining fighter jet programme

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - A senior Italian air force official said on Saturday that he expects French and German plans to develop a new warplane will eventually include other European countries.

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Acting DHS chief denies White House pressured her over immigration program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke on Friday denied reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pressured her to end protections for tens of thousands of immigrants, and said she plans to remain in the Trump administration.

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Ryanair launches program to improve pilot management: memo

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair is to increase the number of pilots it employs directly and hire more staff to respond to their queries as part of a new program to improve its pilot management, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Pressed Unsuccessfully to End Immigration Program

President Trump’s chief of staff tried to persuade the acting homeland security secretary to end a program that shields about 300,000 immigrants from deportation.

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U.S. program for Central American child refugees to end Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will stop accepting new applications at midnight on Thursday for a program that allowed children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status in the United States before leaving home.

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U.S. House panel advances bill aimed at limiting NSA spying program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday passed legislation seeking to overhaul some aspects of the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming criticism from civil liberties advocates that it did not include enough safeguards to protect Americans' privacy.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why the U.S. Needs a Federal Jobs Program, Not Payouts

Public employment would be a national investment with a high rate of return.

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BRIEF-Altice announces share repurchase programme periodic update

* Repurchased 2.1 million Altice common shares A from Oct 30 up to and including Nov 2 at an average price of 16.1731 euros for Altice common shares A

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BRIEF-Time Inc says PeopleTV will stream real-time programming on Twitter

* Says ‍co's PeopleTV will expand its live content and distribution by streaming select real-time programming on Twitter starting November 20​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES APPROVES EXTENSION OF SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM TO DECEMBER 31, 2019

* ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES - ON NOV 1, BOARD APPROVED EXTENSION TO SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED ON SEPT 16, 2015‍​

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A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program

Now, an unusual coalition of insurers, environmentalists and fiscal conservatives is seeking major changes in the federal plan as a deadline approaches.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Defend, Critique Maligned Program

Readers share their personal stories about winning the visa lottery.

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U.S. House approves funding for children's healthcare program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to continue a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women, but with an ongoing funding battle it could be weeks before the program gets more money.

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Trump to press for end to North Korea nuclear program on Asia trip: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will use his trip to Asia to emphasize that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons is a "dead end" and to urge countries with influence over Pyongyang to pressure it to denuclearize, the White House said on Thursday.

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Bank of England takes slow lane after first rate hike since 2007

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday but said it expected only "very gradual" further increases as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, sending sterling down sharply.

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Bank of England set to raise rates for first time since 2007

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday, despite economic growth appearing weaker than before any other increase in borrowing costs in the past two decades.

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U.S. 'diversity visa' program in spotlight after New York attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A visa program aimed at diversifying the U.S. immigrant population came under attack from President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he learned that the man accused of killing eight people in New York City on Tuesday used it to enter the country.

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Diversity Visa Lottery: Inside the Program That Admitted a Terror Suspect

The New York attack brought scrutiny to a program that every years admits up to 50,000 foreigners who need no family ties to the United States or special skills.

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Trump calls for ending visa program after N.Y. attack, blasts Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump seized on the fatal New York City truck attack to press his call on Wednesday for tighter immigration measures to prevent terrorism, asking Congress to end the visa program under which the Uzbek immigrant suspect entered the United States.

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Trump calls for end to contentious visa program after N.Y. attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump seized on the New York City truck attack to press his call for tighter immigration measures to prevent terrorism on Wednesday, asking Congress to end the visa program under which the Uzbek immigrant accused in the incident entered the United States.

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RPT-Rookies and robots brace for first UK rate rise since 2007

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Financial markets braced this week for what could be the Bank of England's first rate rise in a decade - a step into the unknown for a generation of young traders who started work after 2007 but also for the state-of-the-art technology they use.

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BRIEF-CollPlant receives innovation authority approval for R&D Program

* Says received Ministry Of Economy Innovation Authority's approval for Collplant's research and development program for 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Saudi Arabia to extract uranium for 'self-sufficient' nuclear program

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power program and sees this as a step towards "self-sufficiency" in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Halitron Inc announces stock buyback program

* Halitron Inc announces stock buyback program Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trilobites: Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System

The object, faster than known asteroids or comets, was first spotted by a telescope in Hawaii, and is leaving just as quickly as it arrived.

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BRIEF-Harborone Bancorp announces share repurchase program up to 1.6 mln shares

* Harborone Bancorp Inc - ‍under share repurchase program, co may repurchase up to 1.6 million shares of company's stock​

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U.S. launches pilot program to alert owners of uncompleted auto recalls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is funding a pilot program that will notify drivers in the state of Maryland if they have open uncompleted recalls at the time they register their vehicles.

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Lockheed's F-35 fighter jet program has spare parts shortage -GAO

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Spare parts for Lockheed Martin Corp's stealthy F-35 fighter jets are not keeping up with demand according to a report out on Thursday from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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BRIEF-MTU Aero CEO says Airbus investment in CSeries supports programme

* not concerned about impact of gtf engine delays on possible new contracts, says order books are full

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Proxy firm ISS largely supports ADP management but recommends Ackman election to board

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisory firm ISS on Wednesday recommended that shareholders largely vote for directors recommended by the board of Automatic Data Processing Inc, but also supported the...

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UPDATE 1-TransCanada to sell solar assets, focus on C$24 bln capital program

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Canadian pipeline operator TransCanada Corp has agreed to sell its solar energy portfolio for C$540 million ($426 million) to focus on its C$24 billion worth of other core projects, including its recently purchased Columbia natural gas network, the company said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Northrop Grumman will not submit bid on MQ-25 program

* Says notified Navy that Northrop Grumman will not be submitting a bid on the MQ-25 program - conf call

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Trump administration program to test expanded drone use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is launching a program to expand testing of drones to include flights over people, nighttime operations and flights out of sight of the operator, the White House said on Wednesday.

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Brazil's Temer signs tax renegotiation program into law

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Tuesday signed into law a new program for companies to renegotiate their overdue tax bills, providing extra revenue to cover a gaping budget deficit.

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BRIEF-Facebook joins the Visa digital enablement program

* Facebook joins the Visa digital enablement program Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Sierra Metals provides update regarding its operational improvements program at the Mexican operations

* Sierra Metals provides update regarding its operational improvements program at the Mexican operations

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Turkey's Erdogan says operation in Syria's Idlib largely completed

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the country's military operation in northwest Syria'S Idlib province was largely completed but the neighbouring region of Afrin, controlled by a Kurdish militia, remained an issue.