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Ford's 2017 profit misses Wall Street estimates

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday reported 2017 preliminary adjusted earnings that missed market estimates, while its 2018 earnings forecast largely fell short of analysts' expectations.

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Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at...

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BRIEF-Main Street Says Preliminary Estimate Of Net Investment Income Is $0.63 To $0.64 Per Share For Q4

* MAIN STREET ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF FOURTH QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

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PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Jan 16

Jan 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Whisky and waders as fishermen welcome salmon season in Scotland

KENMORE, Scotland (Reuters) - On the banks of the River Tay in the Scottish highlands, a parade of pipers and a whisky-based blessing helped mark the start of the country's salmon fishing season on...

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Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven...

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Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv (Reuters) - When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops.

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the...

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PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Jan 15

Jan 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Trump Escalates a Dispute With The Wall Street Journal Over a Quotation

The president said he did not say “I probably have a very good relationship” with the North Korean leader, claiming he said “I’d.” It was difficult to tell from audio clips whether the complaint had merit.

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Gray Matter: Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline

Disadvantaged people benefited the most from it. And nonprofits deserve more credit for it.

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Wall Street hits new highs on earnings optimism, data

(Reuters) - Wall Street continued its rally on Friday with record closing highs as the fourth-quarter earnings season kicked off with solid results from banks and robust retail sales drove investor optimism about economic growth.

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Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia,...

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Porn Star Who Claimed Sexual Encounter With Trump Received Hush Money, Wall Street Journal Reports

The $130,000 payment was reportedly made a month before the election. Mr. Trump “vehemently denies” the encounter happened, his lawyer told The Journal.

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The new Facebook feed is rattling Wall Street

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Wall Street surges as consumer and bank stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes surged on Friday as strong results for JPMorgan lifted financial stocks and robust retail sales data drove gains in consumer stocks.

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United...

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Wall Street higher as consumer and bank stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were higher on Friday as strong December retail sales data drove gains in consumer stocks and bank results pushed up the financial sector.

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Analysis: Trump's 56 most memorable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview

President Donald Trump sat for an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. While the interview was quickly eclipsed by Trump's comment that immigrants were coming from "shithole countries," it is still a very interesting read.

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Chrome's parental control program is going away

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Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.

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Design Review: When Wall Street Was Unoccupied

At the Skyscraper Museum, a reminder of how Lower Manhattan was recast in the 1990s as a residential and cultural destination.

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Horrible carriage, unwieldy crowns: Queen Elizabeth's candid views of coronation and royal jewels

LONDON (Reuters) - Speaking for the first time about her coronation 65 years ago, Britain's Queen Elizabeth has revealed how uncomfortable riding in her golden carriage to the ceremony was and how...

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BRIEF-Apple Tree Partners Sells 150,000 Shares Of Aileron Therapeutics Inc's Common Stock On Jan 9

* APPLE TREE PARTNERS II LP REPORTS SALE OF 150,000 SHARES OF AILERON THERAPEUTICS INC'S COMMON STOCK ON JAN 9 AT $9.80 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DiFGmF) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Homestreet Board Votes To Decline Roaring Blue Lion Capital's Charles Griege's Request To Join Board

* HOMESTREET INC SAYS ITS BOARD VOTED TO DECLINE ROARING BLUE LION CAPITAL'S CHARLES GRIEGE'S REQUEST TO JOIN CO'S BOARD Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qRaubE) Further company coverage:

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REFILE-BRIEF-Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 2 Percent In Q4 2017 And 2.8 Percent For The Year

* GARTNER SAYS WORLDWIDE PC SHIPMENTS DECLINED 2 PERCENT IN Q4 2017 AND 2.8 PERCENT FOR THE YEAR

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BRIEF-HomeStreet Announces Impact Of Tax Reform

* HOMESTREET INC SAYS WILL RECOGNIZE A ONE-TIME, NON-CASH TAX BENEFIT OF APPROXIMATELY $23 MILLION IN Q4 OF 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Wall Street hits record as oil, industrial stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street surged to fresh highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and upbeat forecast from No. 2 U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines drove airline stocks higher.

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar to go up for auction

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from British military leader Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar is to be auctioned in London later...

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Wall Street higher on gains in energy, industrial stocks

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as a jump in oil prices lifted energy stocks to their best day in more than a week and upbeat forecast from No. 2 U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines boosted other airline stocks.

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DC to rename street in front of Russian embassy after murdered anti-Putin dissident

Washington's city council has unanimously passed a measure to rename the street in front of the Russian Embassy after Boris Nemtsov, a pro-democracy activist and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Wall Street climbs on gains in energy stocks

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday with a broad-based rally across sectors as speculation over China halting U.S. bond purchases eased and investors focused on quarterly earnings reports and higher oil prices.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens higher, shakes off bond market worries

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Thursday as speculation over China halting U.S. bond purchases eased and investors focused on quarterly earnings reports and rising U.S. crude price.

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Wall Street set to open higher as bond market worries ease

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a positive session on Thursday, as speculation over China halting U.S. bond purchases eased and investors focused on quarterly earnings reports and rising oil prices.

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Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in...

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...

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UPDATE 3-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of DVDs and games

* UK like-for-like sales in six weeks to Christmas up 1.9 pct

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UPDATE 2-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of gifts like DVDs and games

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest retailer Tesco missed forecasts for Christmas trading on Thursday as strong sales of fresh food were undermined by lower demand for general goods such as DVDs and computer games.

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Round up my ride! Bulgarian returns Singapore's damaged rental bikes

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A sea of yellow and orange bicycles in Singapore's public spaces shows how quickly the city-state has embraced the shared-bike culture since major operators such as Chinese...

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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Jan 11

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Wall Street falls on China, NAFTA concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's major stock indexes pared earlier losses on Wednesday while U.S. Treasury yields fell from their peak as investor skepticism grew about a report that China would slow purchases of U.S. government bonds.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street falls on China, NAFTA concerns

* Bond yields pull back from peaks reached after China report

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Wall Street pares losses as financial stocks climb

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes pared earlier losses on Wednesday as higher U.S. government bond yields drove gains for banks and other financial stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street pares losses as financial stocks climb

* United Continental up on strong traffic, boost Dow Transports

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Opinion: I joined Meryl Streep because when women unite, we're unstoppable

Sunday night I attended the Golden Globes as one of eight activists invited by actresses affiliated with Time's Up, an initiative of 300 prominent women in Hollywood working to bring an end to sexual harassment and assault across all industries. It was a rare pairing -- activists and artists seeking to elevate the stories of domestic workers, restaurant workers, farmworkers and survivors of gender-based violence.

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Wall Street lower after report China may slow U.S. bond purchases

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes fell on Wednesday, stalling the rally that marked the start of 2018, after a report that China is considering slowing its purchases of U.S. government debt.

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Palestinians in East Jerusalem cherish horses as family

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian Fares Salem treats the horses he looks after at stables overlooking Jerusalem's walled Old City as though they were members of his own family.

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Wall Street slips after report China may slow U.S. bond purchases

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes slipped on Wednesday, stalling the rally that marked the start of 2018, after a report that China is considering slowing or halting purchases of U.S. government debt.

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Wall Street opens lower after report China may slow U.S. bond buys

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Wednesday, spooked by a report that China is considering slowing or halting purchases of U.S. government debt.

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Sears had a miserable, miserable Christmas

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In digital age, circus maintains flesh-and-blood appeal

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's international circus festival shows audiences are still captivated by the emotion of a live performance, Charlie Chaplin's son Eugene, who heads the jury, said.

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Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing...

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Wall Street climbs with boost from healthcare, banks

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes extended the New Year rally to close at record levels on Tuesday on investor optimism ahead of quarterly earnings reports and hopes for easing tensions with North Korea.

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Wall Street higher as healthcare, bank stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes on Tuesday extended the New Year rally on investor optimism ahead of quarterly earnings reports.

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Meryl Streep jokes Mariah Carey 'stole' her Globes seat

The Golden Globes were way more interesting than we knew.

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Wall Street inches higher as healthcare, bank stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes inched higher on Tuesday as financial, healthcare and industrial stocks extended the new year rally powered by expectations of strong quarterly earnings.

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Meryl Streep has ideas for Oprah's cabinet

Meryl Streep appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" with some suggestions for Oprah's cabinet and running mate after her speech at the Golden Globes launched discussions of a 2020 presidential run.

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Wall Street edges higher as healthcare, bank stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes edged higher on Tuesday as healthcare and bank stocks gained in the run up to the quarterly earnings season that is set to start later this week.

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Feeding the fashionistas: Gucci turns to fine dining

Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they're stretching from haute couture to haute cuisine.

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Mexico City Journal: After Lives on the Streets, Mexican Women Find a Haven for Healing

Casa Xochiquetzal is a shelter in Mexico City for retired, or semiretired, prostitutes, a place where they can escape from the dangers and indignities of life on the streets.

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Wall Street hits new record at open on healthcare, bank gains

(Reuters) - Wall Street rose to fresh high at open on Tuesday, with gains for healthcare and bank stocks extending the new year rally that is powered by expectations of strong quarterly earnings.

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Wall Street opens at record high

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes opened at record levels on Tuesday, keeping alive the 2018 rally that is powered by robust economic data and expectations of strong quarterly earnings.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens at record high

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes opened at record levels on Tuesday, keeping alive the 2018 rally that is powered by robust economic data and expectations of strong quarterly earnings.

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UPDATE 3-Morrisons, Tesco and discounters stand out in Christmas battle

* Squeezed UK shoppers focus on food, drink over Christmas (Adds detail on discounters, analyst comment, updates shares)

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UPDATE 2-Morrisons and Tesco shine in Christmas sales battle

* Aldi and Lidl still winning market share (Adds detail, CEO comment, Kantar/Nielsen and BRC data, shares)

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Tesco top in UK Christmas trading battle: Kantar Worldpanel

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco was the best performer over Christmas, Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday, with a 3.1 percent rise in sales in the past 12 weeks beating its "big four" rivals Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons.

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BRIEF-Altice Says French Division's Revenue Declined By About 2 Percent In 2017

* ALTICE SAYS FRENCH DIVISION'S REVENUE DECLINED BY ABOUT 2 PERCENT IN 2017

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Tesco triumphs in Christmas trading battle: Kantar Worldpanel

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco was the best performer over Christmas, Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday, with a 3.1 percent rise in sales in the past 12 weeks beating its "big four" rivals Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons.

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Ancient finding in Peru sheds light on desert society - archaeologist

LIMA (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru's desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations...

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Decline of Anti-Trumpism

The quality of the opposition is deteriorating.

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Wall Street new year rally pauses as healthcare, bank stocks weigh

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 opened lower for the first time in 2018 on Monday, as losses in healthcare and financial stocks cut short Wall Street's strongest start to a year in a decade.

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Wall Street opens flat as tech, bank stocks weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened little changed on Monday, with losses for banking and technology stocks helping put a halt to Wall Street's strongest start to a year in over a decade.

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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Jan 8

Jan 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas amid tight security

CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, led midnight mass in the cathedral of Egypt's new administrative capital on Saturday, a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi.

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Thousands of Belgians brave cold to take dip in wintery North Sea

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - Thousands of people braved the biting cold of a Belgian winter on Saturday to take a dip in the North Sea in Ostend's traditional New Year's plunge.

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Take a Number: Cancer Deaths Continue a Steep Decline

More than two million patients have been saved by advances in diagnosis and treatment since 1991, according to new data.

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Street looks like frozen lake

Video posted to social media shows cars in a Revere, Massachusetts, neighborhood frozen in floodwater.

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Twice-weekly workouts may be best medicine for cognitive decline

(Reuters Health) - - There’s little evidence that medications improve mild cognitive decline associated with aging, according to a new review of research, but doctors can recommend exercise with confidence.

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Wall Street shrugs off weak December jobs data, extends gains

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes extended their new year rally on Friday after weak December U.S. jobs data raised expectations that the Federal Reserve would stick to its policy of gradual interest rate hikes in 2018.

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Wall Street higher as investors shrug off weak December jobs data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes rose to record highs on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December lifted hopes that the Federal Reserve would stick to its policy of gradual interest rate hikes in 2018.

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Dog guards body of dead owner for weeks over Christmas

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A dog has been rescued by animal protection services in Hungary after being found lying alongside the body of her mistress who died weeks before.

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Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara expecting second baby

LONDON (Reuters) - Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is pregnant with her second child, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

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It's so cold frozen iguanas are falling out of trees

There's an iguanocalypse in Florida, or at least that's what it looks like judging from the photos worried Floridians are posting all over social media.

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Wall Street opens higher after December jobs data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened at records on Friday as investors looked beyond weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December and took support from signs of a pick-up in wage growth.

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Stock futures climb in strong week for Wall Street

(Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday as U.S. stocks looked set to extend a new year rally that has pushed indexes to record levels on signs of robust growth across major economies.

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US STOCKS-Futures climb in strong week for Wall Street

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday as U.S. stocks looked set to extend a new year rally that has pushed indexes to record levels on signs of robust growth across major economies.

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Ties: The Unexpected Branch on the Family Tree

My Korean mother, born during the Japanese occupation, grew up with a distrust of the Japanese. What would she make of our DNA test results?

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Long Before Video, Japanese Fought Suicide in the ‘Sea of Trees’

The notorious Aokigahara Forest looms large for Japan, with its high national suicide rate, though patrols and other steps are helping lower the toll.

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CEE MARKETS-Stocks move around highs, Czech bonds buck yield decline

* Stocks dance around key levels after year-start rally * Prague shares touch another 6-1/2-year high * Czech yields rise in anticipation of rate hikes * Yield curve steepens in Bucharest, flattens in Budapest By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Romanian stocks touched a 2-1/2-month high on Friday, while other Central European equities markets took a breather after a rally in the first sessions of the year. After strong gains in 2017, re

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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Jan 5

Jan 5 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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See 'bomb cyclone' flood streets

The storm brought subfreezing temperatures, high winds and flooding to the East Coast.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street, European shares close up; euro near three-year high

* Oil hits highest since mid 2015 (Updates to U.S. trading close; adds commentary)

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'Hands off our Irn Bru': Scots vent fury at sugar cut in popular drink

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - It's known as Scotland's second national drink, but a change in the secret recipe for Irn Bru, a sticky-sweet fizzy beverage prized as a hangover cure, has prompted outrage...

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UPDATE 2-Aldi pursues UK expansion after record Christmas

* Targeting 1,000 UK stores by 2022 (Adds detail, CEO, analyst comment)

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No winners in U.S. Powerball jackpot worth $460 million

CHICAGO (Reuters) - No one won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday worth an estimated $460 million, the seventh-largest prize in the game's history, the lottery website said.

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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Jan 4

Jan 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Architecture in monochrome: The complex allure of black buildings

Black monochrome architecture has a long history and a global reach. Its boundless variety of expression is testament to black's power to convey message and to perform function.

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U.S. Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the...

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Wall Street ends higher on strong economic data

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record highs as technology stocks climbed amid indications of robust economic growth in the United States and overseas.

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Alaskan 'sunrise' girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve...

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LIVE MARKETS-Closing snapshot : European shares rebound as oil, dollar and Wall Street rise

* European stocks close higher Next drives retail sector up after strong Christmas update * Tech stocks, industrials make gains * 2017 sees record number of deals worldwide * MiFID II, U.S. Fed FOMC minutes in focus Jan 3 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.n

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UPDATE 2-European shares post strong rebound as dollar, Wall Street rise

* New European market rules implemented (Adds closing prices, quotes)

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No winner in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot climbs to $418 million

(Reuters) - A jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery climbed to an estimated $418 million, the fourth largest in the game's history, after no tickets matched all six numbers during Tuesday's grand...

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks on Power and the #MeToo Moment

In a wide-ranging conversation, the stars discuss President Trump, the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein case and why they hadn’t worked together until “The Post.”

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Pro-government supporters take to Iran's streets in counter-protest

Pro-government counter-protesters across Iran marched Wednesday "in solidarity with the regime," according to Iranian state media, in an attempt to neutralize what the country's leaders have identified as "foreign agitators."

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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Jan 3

Jan 3 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Cuba's Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion forecast on Tuesday that the upcoming retirement of President Raul Castro would signify "a moment of change" that accelerates the...

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Wall Street starts year on strong note; Nasdaq ends above 7,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday in the first session of the new year, pushing the Nasdaq to close above 7,000 for the first time, as investors were optimistic that 2018 will bring more gains for the market.

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Wall Street begins 2018 with gains; tech drives momentum

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday in the first session of the new year, pushing the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closing highs, as investors were optimistic that 2018 will bring more gains for the market.

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Wall Street begins 2018 with gains as momentum still strong

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday in the first session of the new year as investors were optimistic that 2018 will bring more gains for the market.

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Wall Street carries momentum into 2018 as techs climb

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes were higher on the first trading session of 2018 on Tuesday, driven by gains in technology and consumer discretionary stocks, setting the stage for another robust year for equities.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street carries momentum into 2018 as techs climb

* Media, retail stocks rise after positive broker recommendations

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Wall Street off to strong start to 2018 as techs gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes were higher on the first trading session of the year on Tuesday, driven by technology and consumer discretionary stocks, setting the stage for another year of robust gains for equities.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street kicks off 2018 on a strong note

* Indexes up: Dow 0.45 pct, S&P 0.35 pct, Nasdaq 0.31 pct (Updates to open)

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street kicks off 2018 on a strong note

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2018, signaling stocks were set to extend last year's strong run.

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BRIEF-Wisdomtree Inc - ‍Committed To Provide Up To $30 Million In Additional Working Capital To Advisorengine Inc​

* WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS INC - ‍COMMITTED TO PROVIDE UP TO $30 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL WORKING CAPITAL TO ADVISORENGINE INC​

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US STOCKS-Wall Street set for positive start to 2018

Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Wall Street on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2018, signaling a continuation of the solid run from last year.

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Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal impression

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.

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In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intrepid revelers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Intrepid revelers flock to frigid Times Square for New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Revelers from around the world crowded into New York's Times Square on a bone-chilling Sunday evening to watch the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Party hardy: Revelers brave Times Square on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Times Square was filling up on Sunday as hordes of hardy revelers, undeterred by bitter cold and an unprecedented security operation, maneuvered for prime spots to...

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Hundreds of Indonesian couples ring in the new year at mass wedding

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's Eve on Sunday night by tying the knot in a mass wedding in the capital Jakarta.

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Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred...

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street eyes 2018 gains with a side of caution

Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are expected to keep rising in 2018 because a massive drop in the corporate tax rate is seen boosting the economy and corporate profits, but strategists say sizable gains could either be short-lived or elusive.

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Trees planted where CNN filmed Trump golfing

Trees have been planted on one of President Trump's golf courses where CNN cameras captured him golfing. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

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Street protests hit Tehran, 2 demonstrators reported killed in western Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Street protests hit Iran for a third day running on Saturday, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrators had been shot dead in a provincial town.

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Street protests hit Iran for third straight day as pro-government rallies held

DUBAI (Reuters) - Anti-government protests broke out in Iran for the third day running on Saturday as separate state-sponsored rallies were staged to mark the end of unrest that shook the country in 2009, according to Iranian news agencies and state media.

Photography nytimes.com

The Look: Don’t Call It Street Style

This year, 21 photographers captured the ways we present ourselves to the world.

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Wall Street eyes 2018 gains with a side of caution

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks are expected to keep rising in 2018 because a massive drop in the corporate tax rate is seen boosting the economy and corporate profits, but strategists say sizable gains could either be short-lived or elusive.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Christmas May Be Over, but Holiday Shopping Is Not

In the last week of the year, called the 13th Month or the Second Season by retailers, e-commerce-fueled returns and gift cards send consumers back to buy more.

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Wall Street quiet on last trading day of a strong year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There were no fireworks on Wall Street for the last trading day of the year, as U.S. stocks closed out their best year since 2013 on a down note, with losses in technology and financial stocks keeping equities in negative territory for the session.

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Wall Street set to end the year on dour note

(Reuters) - Losses in technology and financial stocks weighed on Wall Street on the last trading day of 2017, in what has been a banner year for U.S. shares.

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Wall Street drifts lower on last trading day of 2017

(Reuters) - A slide in Apple and Goldman Sachs' shares pulled Wall Street lower on the last trading day of 2017, in what has been a banner year for U.S. stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street drifts lower on last trading day of 2017

* Trump targets Amazon in call for postal service to hike prices

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Healthcare stocks lift Wall Street at open

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on the final trading day of 2017, led by gains in healthcare stocks.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Healthcare stocks lift Wall Street at open

Dec 29 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on the final trading day of 2017, led by gains in healthcare stocks.

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Wall Street set to open higher on final trading day of 2017

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were poised to open on a bright note on the final trading day of 2017, wrapping up a year in which major Wall Street indexes recorded their best performance since 2013.

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Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street eyes 2018 gains with a side of caution

Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are expected to keep rising in 2018 because a massive drop in the corporate tax rate is seen boosting the economy and corporate profits, but strategists say sizable gains could either be short-lived or elusive.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the...

Book World Inc nytimes.com

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

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Wall Street rises as financials, tech advance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher in light trading on Thursday, buoyed by gains in financial stocks and as technology stocks continued to slowly recover from a losing skid.

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Wall Street little changed as tech treads water

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in light trading on Thursday, as technology stocks continued to tread water and offset gains in financial stocks.

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Brazil's top court suspends parts of President Temer's Christmas pardons

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (Reuters) - The president of Brazil's Supreme Court suspended parts of a Christmas decree from President Michel Temer granting pardons to convicted criminals on Thursday, saying Temer's actions needed further examination by the court.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed as tech treads water

* Dow up 0.17 pct, S&P 500 up 0.07 pct, Nasdaq up 0.04 pct (Updates to mid-afternoon, changes byline, adds NEW YORK dateline)

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Tech, financial gains lift Wall Street

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes rose slightly in thin holiday trading on Thursday, supported by gains in technology and financial stocks.

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US STOCKS-Tech, financial gains lift Wall Street

* Indexes up: Dow 0.14 pct, S&P 0.07 pct, Nasdaq 0.13 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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Brazil's top prosecutor challenges President Temer's Christmas pardons

(Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor has launched a legal challenge against pardons granted by President Michel Temer just before Christmas, saying they are unconstitutional and threaten a probe into the country's largest-ever corruption scandal.

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Wall Street lifted by gains in technology shares

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were slightly higher in late morning trading on Thursday, helped by gains in technology stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street lifted by gains in technology shares

* Indexes up: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.05 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

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Wall Street higher as tech stocks advance

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose in thin holiday trading on Thursday, helped by gains in technology stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street higher as tech stocks advance

* Indexes up: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.11 pct, Nasdaq 0.19 pct (Updates to open)

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Brazil top prosecutor challenges President Temer's Christmas pardons

(Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor has launched a legal challenge against pardons made by President Michel Temer just before Christmas, alleging they are unconstitutional and threaten the Car Wash probe into the country's largest-ever corruption scandal.

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Wall Street opens higher in muted holiday trading

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher in thin holiday trading on Thursday, helped by a rally in commodities and a weaker dollar.

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Wall Street set to rise in muted holiday trading

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher in thin holiday trading on Thursday, helped by a rally in commodities and a weaker dollar.

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Stock futures point to positive session on Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Thursday, helped by a rally in commodities and a weaker dollar.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-meter tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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There's a good boy: Thai nurses dress babies up as dogs to ring in New Year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nurses at a hospital in the Thai capital showed some festive puppy love on Thursday, dressing up newborn babies up in fetching canine outfits ahead of the Year of the Dog.

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Wall Street edges up as tech snaps skid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks eked out a slight gain on Wednesday, as advances in some major technology stocks offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes just above the unchanged mark.

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Irish coastal village hosts annual beach horse races

BALLYHEIGUE, Ireland (Reuters) - On a rugged stretch of beach in Ireland's southwest, the residents of Ballyheigue braved the wild winds from the Atlantic coast on Wednesday for the annual Christmas...

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Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as gains in the technology sector offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes nearly flat.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

* Tesla down on KeyBanc's lowered estimate for Model 3 deliveries

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Healthcare, tech stocks prop up Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, helped by gains in healthcare and technology sectors.

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US STOCKS-Healthcare, tech stocks prop up Wall Street

* Indexes up: Dow 0.08 pct, S&P 0.06 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-metre tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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Tech, healthcare stocks prop up Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher in late morning trading on Wednesday, helped by gains in technology and healthcare shares.

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US STOCKS-Tech, healthcare stocks prop up Wall Street

* Indexes up: Dow 0.15 pct, S&P 0.16 pct, Nasdaq 0.25 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

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Belgian zoo welcomes baby elephant on Christmas day

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A baby elephant born on Christmas day made its first public appearance at a Belgian zoo on Wednesday.

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Wall Street opens slightly higher

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened slightly higher on Wednesday, helped by gains in healthcare stocks and a slight rise in technology shares.

cnn.com

The renowned street devoted to denim

Denim-obsessed travelers from all around flock to the Kojima district of Okayama, Japan -- and, after wandering the aptly named Jeans Street and its surrounding area, it's clear why.

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Family rescues strangers on Christmas Eve. Twice.

Now this is a real power couple.

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Wall Street slips on tech sector weakness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday as Apple and shares of its parts suppliers weakened on a report of soft iPhone X demand, which pulled technology shares lower.

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Wall Street slips as tech sector weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday as Apple and shares of its parts suppliers weakened on a report of soft iPhone X demand, which pulled technology shares lower.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Under City Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Tree, Dancers Find New Roles

In the week before Christmas, new Dewdrops, a Cavalier and Coffee.

Christmas Trees nytimes.com

Don’t Just Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

Old trees can be used as mulch in city parks, to create fish habitats and to rebuild coastal dunes.

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Apple drags Wall Street lower

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes came under pressure on Tuesday following a 2.8 percent drop in Apple's shares on a report of weak iPhone X demand.

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US STOCKS-Apple drags Wall Street lower

* Apple down on report of tepid iPhone X demand, suppliers fall

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Wall Street opens lower as Apple weighs

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Tuesday in light trading volumes, dragged down by losses in shares of Apple and its suppliers after a report on disappointing iPhone X sales forecast.

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Wall Street set to open lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Tuesday in thin trading volume following the Christmas holiday as losses in Apple and a bunch of chipmakers weighed.

cnn.com

Mom, 2 children killed in Christmas shooting

A mother and her two children -- one just 10 months old -- were killed on Christmas in a domestic violence shooting at a Phoenix apartment complex, police said.

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BRIEF-Insys' Treatment For Prader-Willi Syndrome Gets ‘Fast Track’ Designation

* FDA GRANTS INSYS THERAPEUTICS ‘FAST TRACK’ DESIGNATION FOR CANNABIDIOL (CBD) ORAL SOLUTION AS INVESTIGATIONAL TREATMENT FOR PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME

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Iconic WH tree to be cut down

The south facade of the White House will undergo a dramatic change this week: the historic Jackson Magnolia, a tree that has been in place since the 1800s, is scheduled to be cut down and removed.

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39 injured in fireworks explosion at Cuban festival on Christmas Eve

HAVANA (Reuters) - A fireworks explosion injured 39 people, including six children between the ages of 11 and 15, during a popular Cuban carnival on Christmas Eve, state-run media reported on Monday.

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22 injured in fireworks explosion at Cuban festival on Christmas Eve

HAVANA (Reuters) - A fireworks explosion seriously injured 22 people, including six children between ages 11 and 15, during a popular Cuban carnival on Christmas Eve, state-run media reported on Monday.

cnn.com

Trumps send Christmas wishes

The first family offered Christmas wishes Monday morning.

cnn.com

Trump celebrates Christmas surrounded by family, friends -- and Twitter

All was not calm and bright on President Donald Trump's Twitter feed this Christmas.

cnn.com

Queen pays tribute to terror and fire victims in Christmas speech

Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack and the Grenfell Tower fire in London during her annual Christmas Day message Monday.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

On Christmas Day, Pope Francis Prays for Peace in an Uneasy World

The pope’s Urbi et Orbi address read like a litany of global conflicts, with remarks noting tensions in the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

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Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori; foes take to streets

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, triggering Christmas Eve street clashes as protesters denounced the decision as part of a crude political deal.

Toys nytimes.com

6 Tales of Parents Who Did What It Took to Snag Must-Have Toys at Christmas

We asked readers to tell us how far they (or a parent) had gone to get a popular toy. Tales of determination, ingenuity and luck poured in.

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For Iraq's Christians, a bittersweet first Christmas home after Islamic State

TELESKOF, Iraq (Reuters) - Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof, Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing "Jingle Bells" in Aramaic.

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Trump's Christmas wish: 'We've got prosperity. Now we want peace'

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from Santa, and revealing what was on his own wish list.

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Pope, on Christmas Eve, says faith demands respect of immigrants

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed.

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Pope leads Christmas Eve Mass at Vatican

CNN Senior Vatican Analyst John Allen talks about Pope Francis' fifth Christmas Eve mass message.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Pope Francis Puts Focus on Refugees in Christmas Eve Mass

At a Mass that amplifies his voice around the globe, Francis evoked a parallel between the travails of migrants and those of the biblical holy family.

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Venezuela frees 36 jailed opponents in Christmas gesture

CARACAS (Reuters) - Three dozen opponents of Venezuela's socialist government were released from prison and reunited with their families on Sunday as part of a wider Christmas release, a local rights group said.

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Trump wishes troops a Merry Christmas

President Donald Trump wished a Merry Christmas to a group of American service members deployed abroad during a teleconference from Mar-a-Lago on Sunday, telling the troops from all five military branches that Americans was asking God to watch over them.

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Thirty-six Maduro foes freed in Christmas gesture in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Three dozen opponents of Venezuela's socialist government were released from prison and reunited with loved ones on Sunday as part of a wider Christmas release, a local rights group said.

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Christmas, North Korea, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

Christmas is becoming big business in India, where it has a cosmopolitan appeal to people of many faiths. But far-right Hindu groups have put the holiday in their cross hairs.