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French saxophone maker Selmer sells stake to face up to Chinese pressure

MANTES-LA-VILLE, France (Reuters) - Its saxophones are played by the most famous jazzmen around the world and have even been sent into space, but growing competition from China pushed the French family company Henri Selmer Paris to sell a majority stake to an investment fund.

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BRIEF-CLAL Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd Reports 5.04 pct Passive Stake In Ormat Technologies As Of Jan. 7, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS 5.04 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC AS OF JANUARY 7, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2mCQZye)

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UPDATE 1-Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp on Wednesday said that while it is deepening its development and production partnership with Toyota Motor Corp , the small automaker would remain a company independent from its much bigger rival.

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Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp on Wednesday said that while it is deepening its development and production partnership with Toyota Motor Corp , the small automaker would remain a company independent from its much bigger rival.

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

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

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BRIEF-Citadel Securities Reports A 5.6 Pct Passive Stake In Roku As Of Jan 9

* CITADEL SECURITIES LLC REPORTS A 5.6 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN ROKU INC AS OF JAN 9 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DiyTfZ) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Vale could be 'natural' owner for Samarco, in talks with BHP -director

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's Vale is in talks with Anglo American BHP Billiton Plc on options for their joint venture Samarco, and it may be easier for Vale to resolve that miner's problems as sole owner, a director of the Brazilian mining company said on Wednesday.

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Vale could be a 'natural' owner for Samarco; in talks with BHP -director

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Miner Vale SA is in talks with BHP Billiton Plc on options for their Brazilian joint venture Samarco, and Vale could be a 'natural' owner of the project, a director of the Brazilian mining company said on Wednesday.

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Gerrymandering case reaches Pennsylvania court with stakes for 2018 election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's high court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether the state's congressional districts were illegally drawn to benefit Republican lawmakers, a case that could have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.

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BRIEF-Ant Financial To Take 20 Pct Stake In OpenRice

* SAY THEY FORM FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT FURTHER GROWTH OF HONG KONG'S DINING INDUSTRY

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BRIEF-Tang Capital Partners Reports 8.1 Pct Passive Stake In Rocket Pharmaceuticals - SEC Filing

* TANG CAPITAL PARTNERS REPORTS 8.1 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN ROCKET PHARMACEUTICALS INC AS OF JAN 4 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ra05Is) Further company coverage:

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AC Milan's owner says nothing illegal in deal with Berlusconi

MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan's president said on Tuesday his purchase of the soccer club from former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was conducted legally and transparently after a finance police report indicated potentially suspicious elements in the deal.

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'Little girls don't stay little forever. They turn into strong women who return to destroy your world'

Kyle Stephens said she had her first sexual experience when she was 6 years old.

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Shares stay on record run as metals skid

LONDON (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, although a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets skidding.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stay on record run as metals skid

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, although a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets skidding.

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Shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown

LONDON (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, though a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets sprawling.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, though a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets sprawling.

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BRIEF-‍Cellcom Israel controlling shareholder announced examination of submitting creditors arrangement proposal in Eurocom​

* ‍CELLCOM ISRAEL REPORTS ITS CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDER ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION OF SUBMITTING A CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT PROPOSAL IN EUROCOM​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding sells Beirut Four Seasons hotel stake- sources

BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding has sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for around $100-115 million including debt, sources told Reuters on Monday.

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Hawaii's chill lifestyle was turned upside down after an incoming missile alert was mistakenly sent

Residents of Hawaii and folks on holiday glanced at their phones Saturday morning and were greeted by an ominous message.

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Golf: Asia rally to stay one point clear of Europe in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Asia made a strong comeback after trailing early to split Saturday's EurAsia Cup foursomes with Europe as the hosts maintained a one-point lead over the defending champions going into the final day's 12 singles matches.

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Captive orca Lolita can stay at Miami aquarium: U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected efforts by animal rights advocates to force the Miami Seaquarium in Florida to release Lolita, a killer whale it has held in captivity for nearly half a century.

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D.E. Shaw takes stake in Lowe's: CNBC

(Reuters) - Hedge fund D.E. Shaw & Co has built an active stake in home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc , CNBC reported on Friday, citing sources.

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BRIEF-Bradley Radoff Reports 5.9 Pct Stake In Harte Hanks Inc

* BRADLEY RADOFF REPORTS 5.9 PERCENT STAKE IN HARTE HANKS INC AS OF JAN 4 - SEC FILING

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Zimbabwe faces bloodshed if 'illegal regime' stays, Mugabe ally says

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was sacked as president illegally and the international community must help remove the "military government" that has taken power or risk the country descending into chaos, an exiled Mugabe loyalist said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Generation Investment Management Reports 5 Pct Passsive Stake In Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. As Of Jan 2

* GENERATION INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLP REPORTS A 5 PERCENT PASSSIVE STAKE IN SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V. AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2mwrdwy) Further company coverage:

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Staying home is Trump's gift to May

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BRIEF-Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Reports 5.2 Pct Passive Stake In Kenon Holdings As Of Jan 2, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS A 5.2 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KENON HOLDINGS AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2D1U711) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 4-Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death

* Ford confirms second death caused by Takata airbag inflator

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German coalition talks drag on, president warns Europe at stake

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party grouping and Social Democrats (SPD) toiled deep into the night on Thursday to overcome differences on tax cuts and other issues that threatened to block a new "grand coalition" government.

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Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay

QUITO/LONDON (Reuters) - Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five years.

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Europe at stake in German coalition talks: president tells negotiators

BERLIN (Reuters) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday reminded would-be coalition partners about the high stakes involved - and their responsibility for Europe - as negotiators worked through a tough final evening of talks about forming a new government.

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UPDATE 3-Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata Corp and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts.

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BRIEF-Live Nation Entertainment Acquires Majority Stake In Frank Productions

* LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT - TO ACQUIRE MAJORITY INTEREST IN FRANK PRODUCTIONS, INDEPENDENT CONCERT PROMOTER IN U.S.​

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Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts.

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BRIEF-Rockwell Collins' Shareowners Vote In Favor Of Acquisition By UTC

* ROCKWELL COLLINS' SHAREOWNERS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOR OF ACQUISITION BY UTC

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BRIEF-CIMB, Principal Financial to realign ownership stakes in joint ventures

* Says Principal Financial Group to increase stake in two asset management joint ventures to 60 percent

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BRIEF-KKR-backed Emerald Media acquires controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya

* KKR-BACKED EMERALD MEDIA ACQUIRES CONTROLLING STAKE IN COSMOS-MAYA

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BRIEF-Capgen Capital Group Reports A 7.3 Pct Stake In Union Bankshares

* CAPGEN CAPITAL GROUP VI LP REPORTS A 7.3 PCT STAKE IN UNION BANKSHARES CORP AS OF JAN 1 - SEC FILING

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Ford sued by truck owners alleging diesel emissions cheating

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co installed emissions-cheating software in its F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks to ensure they passed federal tests, according to a lawsuit by truck owners filed on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Cohen & Steers Reports 10.15 Pct Passive Stake In Agree Realty

* COHEN & STEERS INC REPORTS A 10.15 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN AGREE REALTY CORP AS OF DEC 31 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2EvP0mN) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-BB Biotech Reports 5.6% Passive Stake In Voyager Therapeutics

* BB BIOTECH AG REPORTS 5.6% PASSIVE STAKE IN VOYAGER THERAPEUTICS AS OF JAN 3 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CZEeZD) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Barna Capital Group Reports 19.5 Percent Stake In China Auto Logistics

* BARNA CAPITAL GROUP SAYS CONSIDERS ACTIVIST POSITION, POSSIBLY A SEAT ON BOARD OF CHINA AUTO LOGISTICS INC - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Reports 10.49 Pct Passive Stake In Energy XXI Gulf Coast

* HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 10.49 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ENERGY XXI GULF COAST AS ON DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FlmUMf) Further company coverage:

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Turkey, U.S. relations may deteriorate if Washington doesn't fix mistakes

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were harmed by Washington's refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG.

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Turkey, U.S. relations may deteriorate if Washington don't fix mistakes: Turkey foreign minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were most harmed by Washington's refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG.

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BRIEF-‍Foresight increases stake in Rail Vision following successful trial in Europe​

* ‍FORESIGHT INCREASES STAKE IN RAIL VISION FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL TRIAL IN EUROPE​

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BRIEF-Deerfield Management Reports 10 Pct Passive Stake In Melinta Therapeutics

* DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT COMPANY LP REPORTS A 10 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN MELINTA THERAPEUTICS INC AS OF JAN 5 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2Eqi9zA) Further company coverage:

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Peterhansel stays top after eventful Dakar fourth stage

(Reuters) - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel doubled his lead in the Dakar Rally to nearly seven minutes on Tuesday after an eventful fourth stage that claimed last year's motorcycle winner Sam Sunderland.

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Alligators freeze snouts in ice to stay alive

Alligators at a wildlife park in North Carolina survived frigid conditions by allowing their noses to be frozen in ice.

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BRIEF-JPMorgan Chase & Co Reports 5.8 Pct Passive Stake In Brandywine Realty Trust

* JPMORGAN CHASE & CO REPORTS 5.8 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST AS OF DECEMBER 29 - SEC FILING Source text : http://bit.ly/2FiKuci Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Perceptive Advisors Reports 9.9 Pct Passive Stake In Agile Therapeutics

* Perceptive Advisors LLC Reports A 9.9 Pct Passive Stake In Agile Therapeutics Inc As Of Dec 22, 2017 - SEC Filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FlgqN8) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Edgepoint Investment Reports 11.5 Pct Passive Stake In Davidstea

* EDGEPOINT INVESTMENT GROUP REPORTS 11.5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN DAVIDSTEA AS OF DEC 31‍​ - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CVo0k1) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Baines Creek Capital Reports 10.74 Pct Passive Stake In Legacy Reserves As Of Dec 29, 2017

* BAINES CREEK CAPITAL LLC REPORTS A 10.74 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN LEGACY RESERVES AS OF DEC 29, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2CTqJd4) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Moldovan businessman to seek foreclosure of Kazakh oil field stake

* Moldovan businessman seeks to collect $500 mln arbitration award

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Analysis: The stakes of the immigration fight

It might lack the sheer, bizarre, novelty value of debating whether President Donald Trump is a "stable genius" or whether Oprah Winfrey can boot him out of the White House, or watching Steve Bannon's stunning self-immolation.

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BRIEF-Patrick Miles Reports 9.1 Pct Stake In Alphatec Holdings As Of Dec 28‍​

* PATRICK S. MILES REPORTS 9.1 PERCENT STAKE IN ALPHATEC HOLDINGS INC AS OF DECEMBER 28, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qG3yOH) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Swissquote Bank SA Reports 12 pct Passive Stake In Cytori Therapeutics As Of Dec. 29, 2017

* SWISSQUOTE BANK SA REPORTS 12 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CYTORI THERAPEUTICS INC AS OF DECEMBER 29, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2CUutMr) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-North Star Investment Management Reports 5.9 Pct Passive Stake In A.H. Belo Corp

* NORTH STAR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORP REPORTS A 5.9 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN A.H. BELO CORP AS OF DEC 31 - SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2CE6w7D ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Esousa Holdings LLC Reports 9.99% Passive Stake In Net Element As On Dec 29, 2017

* ESOUSA HOLDINGS LLC REPORTS 9.99 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NET ELEMENT INC AS ON DEC 29, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2COxFbx) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-JD.Com Inc Reports A 5.5 Percent Stake In Vipshop Holdings

* JD.COM INC REPORTS A 5.5 PERCENT STAKE IN VIPSHOP HOLDINGS AS OF DEC 29, 2017 - SEC FLING Source text (http://bit.ly/2mc1YPO) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Kirkbi to buy KKR's 49.8 pct stake in Valinge

* ‍KIRKBI- THE HOLDING AND INVESTMENT COMPANY OF KIRK KRISTIANSEN FAMILY, HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE KKR'S 49.8% STAKE IN VÄLINGE​

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China's FAW Car buys 10 percent stake in Mobike's new car-sharing unit

BEIJING (Reuters) - FAW Car Co Ltd said on Sunday it was taking a 10 percent stake in Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike's new car-sharing unit Mobike Chuxing Technology Co.

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BRIEF-Markor And Units Acquire Stakes In M.U.S.T. Holdings And Rowe Fine Furniture

Jan 7 (Reuters) - Markor International Home Furnishings Co Ltd:

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She'll decide if thousands of Salvadorans can stay in US

The new secretary of homeland security faces her first major test on immigration policy next week with a decision that could force upwards of 250,000 Central Americans to leave the United States or scramble to find a way to stay.

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Tillerson says will stay as top U.S. diplomat through 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday he planned to stay in his post through 2018 despite speculation he might leave soon due to a fractious relationship with President Donald Trump, whom he reportedly called a "moron."

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Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

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BRIEF-JPMorgan Chase & Co Reports 7.7 Pct Passive Stake In Canadian Solar

* JPMORGAN CHASE & CO REPORTS 7.7 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CANADIAN SOLAR INC AS OF DEC 29 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2qzUNWr) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Camber Capital Management Reports 6.7 Pct Passive Stake In Atara Biotherapeutics

* CAMBER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS A 6.7 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS AS OF JANUARY 04 - SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2m1PfiG ) Further company coverage:

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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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BRIEF-Norges Bank Reports 5.28 Pct Passive Stake In Boston Properties

* NORGES BANK REPORTS 5.28 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BOSTON PROPERTIES INC AS OF JANUARY 04, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CWcjGA) Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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BRIEF-Legacy Reserves LP Announces Expanded Second Lien Term Loan And Increased Senior Notes Ownership

* LEGACY RESERVES LP - ‍ENTERED ADDITIONAL TRANSACTIONS TO REDUCE TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AND INCREASE FINANCIAL FLEXIBILITY​

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Canada's Aurora Cannabis to buy stake in organic marijuana grower

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Friday it would buy a 17.6 percent stake in privately held marijuana grower Green Organic Dutchman Holdings for C$55 million ($44 million), the Canadian company's second investment in as many days.

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BRIEF-Brookfield Business Partners to buy 75 pct controlling interest in Schoeller Allibert

* BROOKFIELD BUSINESS PARTNERS TO ACQUIRE CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SCHOELLER ALLIBERT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOELLER GROUP

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

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

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UPDATE 2-Uber ex-CEO Kalanick selling nearly a third of stake for $1.4 bln -source

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, is selling nearly a third of his 10 percent stake in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Uber ex-CEO Kalanick plans to sell 29 percent of stake: source

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, will sell nearly a third of his shares in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Uber ex-CEO Kalanick plans to sell 29 pct of stake -source

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, will sell nearly a third of his shares in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Uber ex-CEO Kalanick plans to sell 29 pct of stake - Bloomberg

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, plans to sell about 29 percent of his stake in the ride hailing company, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing sources.

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BRIEF-Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick said to plan sale Of 29 pct of stake - ‍​Bloomberg

Jan 4 (Reuters) - UBER CO-FOUNDER TRAVIS KALANICK SAID TO PLAN SALE OF 29 PERCENT OF STAKE -‍​BLOOMBERG, CITING SOURCES Source : https://bloom.bg/2qqgMyP Further company coverage:

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HK's Coolpad says major shareholder sells stake for $103 million

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group, part of the cash-strapped LeEco technology conglomerate, said top shareholder Leview Mobile HK Limited had sold HK$807.7 million ($103 million) shares, reducing its stake to 10.95 percent from 28.78 percent.

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Why Democrats want Sessions to stay put

Two leading members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says Sessions should stay.

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A Critics’ Conversation: The Met Should Be Open to All. The New Pay Policy Is a Mistake.

The Times’s chief art critics weigh in on the end of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s pay-as-you-wish policy for out-of-state visitors.

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Iraq's Abadi in high-stakes plan to rein in Iranian-backed militias

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Under pressure from allies in the West, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is staking his career on reining in the Shi'ite militias that helped him defeat Islamic State.

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BRIEF-Future Fintech Announces 5% Stake In Blockchain Technology Company

* FUTURE FINTECH ANNOUNCES A 5% STAKE IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

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Control of Virginia statehouse chamber at stake in lottery-style draw

(Reuters) - The winner of a tied Virginia legislative race that could change the balance of power in the statehouse is set to be decided on Thursday when state election officials draw a name from a bowl.

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UPDATE 1-Continental, Bosch to buy 5 pct stakes in map firm HERE

BERLIN, Jan 4 (Reuters) - German automotive suppliers Continental and Bosch are to buy stakes of 5 percent each in digital mapping firm HERE to gain more expertise in driver-assistance and other data-based technologies.

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Bosch buys 5 pct stake in mapping firm HERE

PARIS, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Robert Bosch GmbH, the German auto supplier and engineering group, said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a 5 percent stake in HERE, the digital mapping firm jointly controlled by carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen's Audi.

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5 Cheap(ish) Things to Stay Warm

They will help you stay toasty while the weather rages outside.

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UPDATE 1-Suncor, Teck buy part of Total stake in Canada oil sands mine

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 3 (Reuters) - S uncor Energy Inc said on Wednesday it and Teck Resources Ltd have taken higher stakes in the Fort Hills oil sands mine from partner Total SA, resolving a dispute over building costs.

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Suncor, Teck buy part of Total stake in Canada oil sands mine

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 3 (Reuters) - S uncor Energy Inc, Canada's second-largest energy producer, said on Wednesday it and Teck Resources Ltd have taken higher stakes in the Fort Hills oil sands mine from partner Total SA, resolving a dispute over building costs.

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Exclusive: Apollo nears deal for Fortress' stake in OneMain - sources

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC is nearing a deal to acquire investment firm Fortress Investment Group LLC's stake in U.S. subprime lender OneMain Holdings Inc , people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Soros Fund Management Reports 7.78 Pct Passive Stake In ServiceSource International‍​

* SOROS FUND MANAGEMENT REPORTS 7.78 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SERVICESOURCE INTERNATIONAL INC AS OF DEC 3 - SEC FILING‍​ ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2lPLH2C) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Starbucks Says UPEC And PCSC Assumed 100 Pct Ownership Of Starbucks Operations In Taiwan For About $175 Mln

* STARBUCKS - ON DECEMBER 31, 2017, UPEC AND PCSC ACQUIRED STARBUCKS 50% INTEREST IN PRESIDENT STARBUCKS COFFEE TAIWAN LIMITED‍​

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

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

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Howard Hughes shares hurt as Ackman trims stake to invest in own fund

BOSTON (Reuters) - Shares in Howard Hughes Corp dropped more than 3 percent on Wednesday after billionaire investor William Ackman, who chairs the real estate company's board and called it an attractive buy in May, said his firm would sell 2.5 million shares.

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BRIEF-Jordan Capital Partners Reports 9.71 Pct Passive Stake In Security National Financial Corporation

* JORDAN CAPITAL PARTNERS REPORTS A 9.71 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SECURITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL CORPORATION AS OF DEC 31- SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2CkpRKU ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-JD.com Reports 9.1 Pct Passive Stake In Lexinfintech Holdings

* JD.COM INC REPORTS 9.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN LEXINFINTECH HOLDINGS LTD AS OF DECEMBER 26, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2DY4Vd7 Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Elliott Associates And Affiliates Report Passive Stake Of About 5.4 Pct In Platform Specialty Products

* ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES AND AFFILIATES REPORT A PASSIVE STAKE OF ABOUT 5.4 PCT IN PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORP AS OF DEC 22 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2lLO8CS) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-MMCAP International Reports An 8.48 Pct Passive Stake In Repros Therapeutics

* MMCAP INTERNATIONAL INC SPC REPORTS A 8.48 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN AS OF DEC 12, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2CtINer) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bigger Capital Fund Reports An 8 Pct Passive Stake In Akers Biosciences

* BIGGER CAPITAL FUND LP REPORTS AN 8 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN AKERS AS OF DEC 21, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2lHEjFS) Further company coverage:

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YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself.

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BRIEF-Tyler Rameson Reports A 9.7 Pct Passive Stake In Mannatech As Of Dec 31, 2017

* TYLER RAMESON REPORTS A 9.7 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN MANNATECH INC AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DRnPT1) Further company coverage:

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Principal Financial to buy Indian lender PNB's stakes in JVs

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Investment manager Principal Financial Group Inc said on Tuesday it would purchase Indian lender Punjab National Bank's minority stakes in their joint ventures.

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LeEco founder defies China return order, stays in U.S. for car fundraising

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The founder of debt-laden tech conglomerate LeEco has defied orders from Chinese regulators to return to the country before end-2017, saying he needed to stay in the United States as a fundraising for his electric car startup was making progress.

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Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009.

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UPDATE 7-Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

* Trump, Netanyahu voice support for protests (Adds Iranian to headline)

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UPDATE 6-Protesters attack police stations, raising stakes in unrest

* Trump, Netanyahu voice support for protests (New throughout, adds protesters attacking police stations)

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Iranian police say one officer killed by protester, raising stakes in unrest

DUBAI (Reuters) - A protester shot and killed a policeman during demonstrations in Iran, police said on Monday, the first reported fatality among security forces struggling to contain unrest challenging the clerical leadership.

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UPDATE 5-Iranian police say one officer killed by protester, raising stakes in unrest

* Trump, Netanyahu voice support for protests (Adds death of policeman)

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Around 6,000 Swiss VW owners seek damages in emissions scandal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss consumer protection organization SKS has filed a claim with the Zurich commercial court on behalf of some 6,000 car owners seeking damages from Volkswagen AG and Swiss car dealer AMAG related to the "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

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BRIEF-Davidson Kempner Capital Management Reports 7.09 Pct Passive Stake In New York REIT

* DAVIDSON KEMPNER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP REPORTS 7.09 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NEW YORK REIT AS OF DEC 19 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CoxRvq) Further company coverage:

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BA owner IAG to buy insolvent Austrian holiday airline Niki

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British Airways' owner IAG said on Friday it would buy Niki, Air Berlin's insolvent Austrian holiday airline, for 20 million euros ($24.01 million) and provide additional liquidity to the company of up to 16.5 million euros.

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BRIEF-KBC Groep Acquires Metlife’S 40 pct Stake In Ubb-Metlife Joint Venture in Bulgaria

* KBC ACQUIRES METLIFE’S 40% STAKE IN UBB-METLIFE JOINT VENTURE (BULGARIA)

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BRIEF-South32 Reports 6.2 Pct Passive Stake In Trilogy Metals

* SOUTH32 LTD REPORTS 6.2 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN TRILOGY METALS AS OF DEC 19 - SEC FILING Source text : [http://bit.ly/2ljPNjD] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Sand Grove Capital Reports 5.18 Pct Stake In Entellus Medical

* SAND GROVE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLP REPORTS 5.18 PERCENT STAKE IN ENTELLUS MEDICAL AS OF DEC 19 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zNjnCh) Further company coverage:

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FDNY: Mistake with door doomed others in building

Investigators have determined that a 3-year-old playing with burners on the stove in a first-floor apartment caused the fire that killed at least 12 people in the Bronx, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said .

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BRIEF-SVLSF IV Reports 14 Pct Passive Stake In Reshape Lifesciences

* SVLSF IV, LLC REPORTS 14 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN RESHAPE LIFESCIENCES AS OF DEC 19 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2lp7hu7) Further company coverage:

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Stocks cheer $9 trillion year, downer for the dollar

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from snatching away the monetary punch bowl.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks cheer $9 trillion year, downer for the dollar

LONDON/SYDNEY, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from snatching away the monetary punch bowl.

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Boom year for stocks and commodities, downer for the dollar

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from snatching away the monetary punch bowl.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Boom year for stocks and commodities, downer for the dollar

* Copper heading for largest gain since 2009 as commodities fly

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BRIEF-Nanya Technology disposes stake in Micron Technology for $19.1 mln

* Says it disposes 451,000 shares of Micron Technology Inc , at the average price of approximately $42.430093 per share, for approximately $19.1 million in total, for working capital supplement and loan repayment

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Bumper year for stocks and commodities, downer for the dollar

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from taking away the punch bowl.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bumper year for stocks and commodities, downer for the dollar

* Copper heading for largest gain since 2009 as commodities fly

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Uber sells 15% stake to SoftBank

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Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion

The deal is a notable drop from the $70 billion valuation Uber once commanded, and is a humbling coda on a rough year for the company, which has been rocked by a series of scandals.

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BRIEF-Yorktown Energy Partners Reports 5.6 Pct Passive Stake In Kimbell Royalty Partners

* YORKTOWN ENERGY PARTNERS X, L.P REPORTS 5.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS LP AS OF DEC. 4, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2pS3YB0) Further company coverage:

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SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds at discounted price: WSJ

(Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a more than 15 percent stake in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds at discounted price -WSJ

Dec 28 (Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a more than 15 percent stake in Uber Technologies Inc after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

China Offers Tax Incentives to Persuade U.S. Companies to Stay

Following a tax overhaul in the United States, Beijing has announced a temporary exemption for foreign firms investing in certain sectors.

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SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds: WSJ

(Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will go ahead with the purchase of a major stake in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds -WSJ

Dec 28 (Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will go ahead with the purchase of a major stake in Uber Technologies Inc after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for large stake in Uber -WSJ

Dec 28 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp has succeeded in its bid to buy a large stake in Uber Technologies Inc at a steep discount, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Softbank Succeeds In Bid To Buy Large Uber Stake At Steep Discount- WSJ

* SOFTBANK GROUP CORP. HAS SUCCEEDED IN ITS BID TO BUY A LARGE STAKE IN UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC. AT A STEEP DISCOUNT- WSJ, CITING SOURCES‍​

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Oil prices stay near high on strong U.S. refinery runs, China data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Thursday but stayed close to their highest in 2-1/2 years, as data showed strong demand for crude imports in China and on increased refining activity in the United States that drew more crude from inventories.

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5 money mistakes to avoid in the new year

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BRIEF-Ritchie Bros Officially Awarded U.S. Department Of Defense Non-Rolling Stock Contracts

* RITCHIE BROS. OFFICIALLY AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NON-ROLLING STOCK CONTRACTS

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BRIEF-Karen Singer Reports 5 Pct Stake In Alaska Communications Systems Group

* KAREN SINGER REPORTS A 5 PERCENT STAKE IN ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS GROUP INC AS OF DEC 27 - SEC FILING

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Russian police seize ex-factory owner who fled after shooting

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police arrested on Thursday the former owner of a pastry factory who had returned to the plant and opened fire wounding one person before escaping a siege by special forces, according to a statement.

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BRIEF-Silence Therapeutics ‍Sells Further Stake In Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals ​

* ‍SOLD A FURTHER PART OF ITS HOLDING OF COMMON SHARES IN ARROWHEAD PHARMACEUTICALS INC.​

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Asian shares at one-month highs, copper stays near four-year peak

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rose to a one-month high on Thursday and were on track for their best annual performance since 2009, while commodity-driven currencies were buoyed by a strong copper, which held near a four-year peak.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares at 1-mth highs, copper stays near 4-yr peak

SYDNEY, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Asian shares rose to a one-month high on Thursday and were on track for their best annual performance since 2009, while commodity-driven currencies were buoyed by a strong copper, which held near a four-year peak.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Geely Buys Stake in Volvo Trucks, Despite China Restrictions

The government in Beijing has unveiled an array of new regulations to temper outbound investment. But Chinese companies are still going global.

Magazines nytimes.com

How to Interview a Celebrity Like a Celebrity

We asked George Wayne, longtime celebrity griller, the toughest questions imaginable (his own).

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GE raises stake in Sweden's Arcam by buying shares from hedge funds

(Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it would raise its stake in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam AB to around 95 percent from 77 percent after buying shares from hedge funds Elliott and Polygon.

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UPDATE 2-GE raises stake in Sweden's Arcam by buying shares from hedge funds

Dec 27 (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it would raise its stake in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam AB to around 95 percent from 77 percent after buying shares from hedge funds Elliott and Polygon.

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BRIEF-Nexthera Capital Reports 5.4 Pct Passive Stake In Catalyst Biosciences

* NEXTHERA CAPITAL REPORTS A 5.4 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CATALYST BIOSCIENCES AS OF DEC 20 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2l9OsLV) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Brigade Capital Reports 5.8 Pct Stake In Kindred Healthcare

* BRIGADE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP REPORTS 5.8 PERCENT STAKE IN KINDRED HEALTHCARE AS OF DEC 19‍​ - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Edenbrook Capital LLC Reports 5.2 Pct Stake In Brightcove Inc As Of December 26

* EDENBROOK CAPITAL LLC SAYS ADDED INVESTMENT IN BRIGHTCOVE INC BECAUSE IT BELIEVES SHARES ARE MATERIALLY UNDERVALUED

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Prince Harry stays mum on whether Obama or Trump will get wedding invite

Prince Harry avoided a potential diplomatic tangle over the guest list for his wedding to the American actor Meghan Markle on Wednesday, saying plans had yet to be finalized.

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Homeowners rush to pre-pay property taxes

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BRIEF-Nathan Miller Reports 7.8 Pct Stake In Destination Maternity Corp

* NATHAN MILLER REPORTS 7.8 PERCENT STAKE IN DESTINATION MATERNITY CORP AS OF DECEMBER 26 - SEC FILING

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GE to increase stake in Sweden's Arcam to more than 90 pct

Dec 27 (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday it will increase its stake in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam AB to more than 90 percent from 77 percent.

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BRIEF-Ge To Increase Its Ownership Of Arcam To More Than 90 Percent

* GE TO INCREASE ITS OWNERSHIP OF ARCAM TO MORE THAN 90 PERCENT

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Cambodia's Hun Sen vows to stay in power for at least another 10 years

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to extend his more than 30 years in power by at least another decade on Wednesday, weeks after the highest court dissolved the main opposition party ahead of a 2018 general election.

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BRIEF-Japan's MUFG "cautiously optimistic" about regulator approval for Danamon stake

- JAPAN'S MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL (MUFG) GROUP SAYS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT GETTING REGULATOR APPROVAL TO ACQUIRE MORE THAN 40 PCT BANK DANAMON STAKE - GROUP WANTS TO "ACCELERATE COLLABORATION" WITH DANAMON, TAKAYOSHI FUTAE, CEO OF MUFG'S ASIA AND OCEANIA REGION TOLD REPORTERS IN JAKARTA - MUFG SAID IT HAS AGREED WITH DANAMON SHAREHOLDERS TO BUY 73.8 PERCENT OF THE BANK AND WOULD LIKE TO RAISE THAT TO 100 PERCENT

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Former Baha Mar owner sues Chinese contractor over 'massive fraud'

(Reuters) - The original owner of the Baha Mar Resort, BML Properties Ltd, has filed a $2.25 billion lawsuit alleging a "massive fraud" by the Chinese contractor of the luxury hotel and casino project in Nassau, the Bahamas, that opened its doors in April after years of delays.

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BRIEF-Birchview Capital LP Reports A 6.17 Pct Passive Stake In Soleno Therapeutics

* BIRCHVIEW CAPITAL LP REPORTS A 6.17 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN SOLENO THERAPEUTICS AS OF DEC 15 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2DT2Zn3) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Joseph Samberg Reports 9.5 Percent Passive Stake In NII Holdings

* JOSEPH D. SAMBERG REPORTS 9.5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NII HOLDINGS INC AS OF DEC. 15, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2C71L7l) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Park West Asset Management Reports 9.8 Pct Passive Stake In Upland Software Inc

* PARK WEST ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 9.8 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN UPLAND SOFTWARE INC AS OF DEC 14 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2lettqH) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Natixis Sells Its Stake In CACEIS To Crédit Agricole

* ‍CO ANNOUNCES FINALISATION OF SALE OF ITS 15% STAKE IN CACEIS TO CRÉDIT AGRICOLE S.A​.

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Building owner, manager arrested in South Korean fire that killed 29

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police have arrested the owner and the manager of a building where 29 people died in a fire last week, accusing the pair of multiple safety lapses, including blocked exits and malfunctioning sprinkler systems.

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Review: The Big and Minor Stakes of ‘Molly’s Game’

In Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Jessica Chastain plays a gambling entrepreneur running a high-stakes poker game. Much talking, some walking.

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Circus owner sues Kid Rock for using 'Greatest Show On Earth' slogan

Dec 23 (Reuters) - The company that owns the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which for years had dubbed itself the "Greatest Show on Earth," filed a lawsuit accusing singer Kid Rock of using the slogan unlawfully.

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Catalonia’s Election Yields a Crisis That Is Here to Stay

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain has tried to remain aloof from Catalonia’s secessionist leadership, but the election results may now make it harder to ignore.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

With Cuomo Assist, Homeowners Rush to Soften Tax Bill’s Impact

Many residents in suburbs outside New York City want to prepay their 2018 property tax bills in 2017 to reduce their tax liability by thousands of dollars.

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BRIEF-D. E. Shaw Reports 5 Pct Passive Stake In Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises - SEC Filing

* D. E. SHAW & CO LP REPORTS 5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BABCOCK & WILCOX ENTERPRISES AS OF DEC 14 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BSHTVk) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Alpha Capital Anstalt Reports 9.9 Pct Passive Stake In Akers Biosciences

* ALPHA CAPITAL ANSTALT REPORTS 9.9 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN AKERS BIOSCIENCES INC AS ON DECEMBER 21 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2BZ9Q04) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Adage Capital Partners GP LLC Reports A 5.07 Pct Passive Stake In Mosaic

* ADAGE CAPITAL PARTNERS GP LLC REPORTS A 5.07 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN MOSAIC CO AS OF DEC 15 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DuWFSs) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Succession doubts cloud Apotex future after billionaire owner's death

* Sherman had no succession plan in place before death -sources

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Canadian pension funds buy stakes in French engineering group Fives

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Canadian pension funds Caisse de depot et placement du Québec and PSP Investments said on Friday they have bought minority stakes in Fives, an industrial engineering group based in France.

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BRIEF-Banro Announces Support Agreement For Recapitalization Transaction With Key Stakeholders

* BANRO ANNOUNCES SUPPORT AGREEMENT FOR RECAPITALIZATION TRANSACTION WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS, COMMENCES RESTRUCTURING PROCEEDINGS & RECEIVES ORDER PERMITTING INTERIM FINANCING OF UP TO US$20 MILLION

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BRIEF-Walgreens To Reduce Stake In Guangzhou Pharma Corp

* WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE TO REDUCE STAKE IN GUANGZHOU PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION

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METALS-London copper slips, stays on course for weekly gain

(Updates prices, adds analyst comment) BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - London copper prices edged lower on Friday to reverse gains made the session before, as the dollar strengthened slightly and wage agreements at mines in Chile eased concerns about disruptions to supply from the world's top producer of the metal. A rising U.S. currency makes dollar-denominated commodities more expensive for non-U.S. firms but copper remains on course for a weekly gain of more than 2 percent and a close ab

Christmas nytimes.com

Modern Love: Shooing Carolers Away for a Love That Stays

As Christmas nears, a young woman hospitalized with pediatric leukemia basks in a new romance even as her health fails.

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Warriors rolling along despite loss of key players

(Reuters) - The loss of one leading player to injury would be cause for panic for most NBA teams but the reigning champion Golden State Warriors have such impressive depth that they have cruised along despite missing a handful of regulars.

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Succession doubts cloud Apotex future after billionaire owner's death

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman failed to implement a succession plan at his Apotex business before his death last week, two business associates told Reuters, potentially leaving it vulnerable to takeover approaches.

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SEC charges Florida-based fund owner over $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Florida-based group of unregistered investment companies and its owner for allegedly operating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme that targeted seniors among other investors, the agency said on Thursday.

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Peru's president warns democracy at stake ahead of vote to oust him

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told lawmakers that the country's democracy was at stake ahead of a Congressional vote to remove him from office on Thursday, strenuously denying allegations of wrongdoing.

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Peru's president tells Congress democracy at stake if ousts him

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told lawmakers that the future of the country's young democracy could suffer if the opposition's bid to force him from power succeeds on Thursday, strenuously denying allegations of wrongdoing ahead of a vote to remove him.

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Daimler buys majority stake in French car-ride app Chauffeur Prive

PARIS (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler has agreed to buy a majority stake in Chauffeur Prive, a French rival to the larger Uber car-ride app, in the latest example of traditional companies looking to deal with challenges from technology-driven start-ups.

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Steinhoff investor Wiese sells part of Shoprite stake

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African investor Christo Wiese has sold an additional 1.1 billion rand ($87 million) of shares in supermarket group Shoprite , exchange filings showed on Thursday, after his exposure to scandal-hit retailer Steinhoff dented his fortune.

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Tanker owner Euronav takes over U.S.-based Gener8 Maritime

SINGAPORE, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Euronav NV, a tanker owner headquartered in Belgium, has reached an agreement with U.S.-based Gener8 Maritime Inc on a stock-for-stock takeover that would make the U.S. company a wholly-owned subsidiary of Euronav, the Belgian company said on Thursday

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Penske Media buys majority stake in Rolling Stone magazine

(Reuters) - Penske Media Corp said late Wednesday it is buying a majority stake in the Rolling Stone magazine from its New York-based publisher, Wenner Media.

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Rolling Stone Publisher Sells Majority Stake to Penske, Owner of Variety

The deal for a controlling stake of Wenner Media values the company at $100 million. Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone’s founder, will stay on as editorial director.

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BRIEF-Blackstone Holdings I LP Reports 8.5 Pct Stake In CVR Partners LP As On Dec 18

* BLACKSTONE HOLDINGS I L.P. REPORTS 8.5 PERCENT STAKE IN CVR PARTNERS LP AS ON DEC 18 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-RA Capital Management LLC Reports 9.9 Pct Stake In Dicerna Pharmaceuticals

* RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 9.9 PERCENT STAKE IN DICERNA PHARMACEUTICALS AS OF DEC 18 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-CD&R Univar Holdings L.P. Reports 8.2 Pct Stake In Univar Inc

* CD&R UNIVAR HOLDINGS L.P. REPORTS 8.2 PERCENT STAKE IN UNIVAR INC AS ON DEC 19 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2BIZ7Ek) Further company coverage:

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Trump to media: Stay for prayer, you need it

Donald Trump asks HUD Secretary Ben Carson to lead the year-end Cabinet meeting with prayer.

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China's Fosun takes stake in Tsingtao Brewery as Asahi exits

TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is taking a large chunk of Tsingtao Brewery Co after Japan's Asahi Group Holdings said on Wednesday it would sell its entire 19.9 percent stake for a total of 106 billion yen ($937 million).

Alexandria (Egypt) nytimes.com

Frugal Traveler: An Ancient Egyptian City Stays Vibrant

Alexandria, which has reinvented itself frequently over the centuries, still delights — and provides great deals for travelers, too.

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BRIEF-Loxo Oncology Initiates Rolling Submission Of NDA To U.S. FDA For TRK Fusion Cancers Treatment

* LOXO ONCOLOGY INITIATES ROLLING SUBMISSION OF NEW DRUG APPLICATION TO U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR LAROTRECTINIB FOR THE TREATMENT OF TRK FUSION CANCERS

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Hedge fund Knight Vinke lifts stake in M&A target Uniper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Hedge Fund firm Knight Vinke has increased its holding in Germany's Uniper to 5.02 percent, adding it would not tender that stake to Finland's Fortum as part of a 8.05 billion euro ($9.5 billion) takeover offer.

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BRIEF-Hoak Public Equities Reports Less Than 1 Pct Stake In Magicjack Vocaltec ‍​

* HOAK PUBLIC EQUITIES L.P. REPORTS LESS THAN 1.0 PERCENT STAKE IN MAGICJACK VOCALTEC LTD AS OF DECEMBER 15, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​

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BRIEF-Resource Capital Fund VI LP Dissolves Share Stake In Trilogy Metals

* RESOURCE CAPITAL FUND VI LP DISSOLVES SHARE STAKE IN TRILOGY METALS INC AS OF DECEMBER 19 - SEC FILING

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Hedge fund Knight Vinke takes stake in M&A target Uniper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Hedge Fund Knight Vinke has taken a 5.02 percent stake in Uniper , adding it would not tender that stake to Finland's Fortum as part of its 8.05 billion euro ($9.54 billion) takeover offer that runs until Jan. 16, 2018.

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Tennis: Kyrgios to stay coach-less in new season

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has sacrificed his love of basketball for more time in the gym to get fit for the Australian Open but sees no immediate need for the extra discipline of a full-time coach.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

A Year After the Berlin Market Attack, Germany Admits Mistakes

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of “concerted determination to improve” after criticism of the government’s response.

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F1 stays free-to-air in Germany with new RTL deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One will remain on free-to-air television in Germany, one of its major markets, after agreeing a contract extension with broadcaster RTL until at least 2020.