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

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

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Here's why we have to keep talking about Aziz Ansari

When I see a well-known male figure in entertainment, politics or media trending on Twitter because of sexual harassment allegations, my heart sinks. Him? But he seemed like one of the good ones? Then comes the onslaught of tone-deaf think pieces, such as Andrew Sullivan's take on the #MeToo movement in The Daily Intelligencer in which he decrees that secretly removing a condom during sex or drunkenly badgering female colleagues via text message are really just "minor offenses." Pieces such as Sullivan's brutally analyze and, in the worst cases, litigate the veracity of claims made by the woman (or women) who have come forward to share experiences of abuse or assault.

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Russia readies supercomputer to improve World Cup weather forecasts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is setting up a supercomputer meant to improve weather forecasts ahead of this year's soccer World Cup finals, the authorities said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-China's CNPC forecasts 10 pct growth in gas consumption, bumper fuel exports

* Gas demand, import growth to drop, but remain in double digits * 2018 oil demand growth at 4.6 pct, down from 5.9 pct in 2017 * Net diesel exports to rise 47 pct, gasoline exports by 23 pct (Adds details on fuel surplus, comment, table, byline) By Muyu Xu and Chen Aizhu BEIJING, Jan 16 (Reuters) - China's natural gas consumption will rise by 10 percent and imports by 13.4 percent in 2018, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) forecast on Tuesday, boosted by a steady push t

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ICE pledges immigration crackdown on businesses. Here's what it looks like

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Here's what went wrong with Hawaii's false emergency alert

An emergency missile alert accidentally went out to everyone in Hawaii on Saturday after an employee "pushed the wrong button."

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Box Office: 'Jumanji' dominates MLK weekend, 'The Post' leads newcomers

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

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Trump, Hawaii, Montecito: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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Here's what lawmakers in Trump's immigration meeting have said

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries." Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy. Two who attended -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia -- have not made public comments.

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Australia's weather bureau downgrades forecast severity of Cyclone Joyce

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's weather bureau has cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest on Friday.

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Flake says there's a deal on DACA...

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told reporters Thursday that his bipartisan group of negotiators have reached a deal on a proposal that would shield hundreds of thousands of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from deportation in exchange for enhanced border security measures.

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U.S. weather forecaster sees La Niña chances at 85-95 percent

(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday that La Niña conditions are likely to persist through the Northern Hemisphere winter.

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Delta raises profit forecast, shares jump

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc reported better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter on Thursday, helped by higher business fares and a busy holiday travel season, and forecast even better performance in the current quarter on strong demand for seats, sending its shares up 3.5 percent in premarket trading.

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Norway's 2022 oil and gas output forecast close to record high -NPD

STAVANGER, Norway, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Norwegian oil and gas investments will begin to rise in 2018 after falling for the last four years, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Airline stocks rise on American Airlines' upbeat forecast

Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. airline stocks rose after American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday became the second major airline this week to forecast higher unit revenue for the fourth quarter.

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UPDATE 3-Sears raises $100 mln in new funding, sees holiday sales drop

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it received $100 million in new funding as it tries to shore up cash to stay afloat after years of losses, and that its sales plunged in the key holiday season.

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BRIEF-Vince Holding Corp Provides Holiday Sales Performance Update

* VINCE HOLDING CORP. PROVIDES HOLIDAY SALES PERFORMANCE UPDATE

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Target lifts profit forecast after holiday sales jump

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Target Corp raised its quarterly profit and sales forecasts on Tuesday on the back of surging online sales and customer visits in November and December, putting the U.S. retailer on track for the best quarter in five years.

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Target lifts profit forecast after holiday sales jump

(Reuters) - Target Corp reported strong same-store sales for November and December on Tuesday, more customer visits and higher online sales, putting the United States' second largest mass retailer on track for the best quarter in five years.

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Target's holiday sales rise 3.4 percent, boosts profit forecast

(Reuters) - Target Corp on Tuesday said its comparable store sales for November and December rose 3.4 percent, driven by strong traffic growth and online sales, leading it to raise its fourth quarter profit forecast.

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BRIEF-Sarepta Therapeutics Provides FY 2018 Rev Forecast For Exondys 51

* SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS PRE-ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER 2017 REVENUE AND PROVIDES FULL-YEAR 2018 REVENUE GUIDANCE FOR EXONDYS 51® (ETEPLIRSEN), REPRESENTING APPROXIMATELY 100 PERCENT YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH

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Celgene 2018 revenue forecast shy of estimates, shares fall

(Reuters) - Celgene Corp , which has announced a deal to buy Impact Biomedicines, on Monday forecast 2018 total revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, sending the U.S. biotech company's shares down 2 percent.

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yogawear maker's shares to their highest since June 2013.

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UPDATE 3-Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yogawear maker's shares to their highest since June 2013.

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Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

(Reuters) - Kohl's Corp posted far stronger same-store sales for the holidays than its bigger peers, as a revamp of its business model and a strategy to have more stand-alone department stores rather than at struggling shopping malls paid off.

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UPDATE 4-Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

* Kohl's 6.9 pct same-store holiday sales growth dwarfs rivals'

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Celgene 2018 revenue forecast shy of analysts' estimates

(Reuters) - Celgene Corp on Monday forecast 2018 total revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, sending the company's shares down 3 percent.

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

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

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than it expected

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better that it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker's shares up.

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Lululemon raises holiday-quarter profit, revenue forecasts

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday it had a strong holiday shopping season and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter.

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Lululemon hikes fourth quarter profit, revenue forecasts on strong holiday sales

(Reuters) - Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc on Monday raised its fourth-quarter profit and revenue forecasts, helped by a strong holiday season.

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Lululemon hikes Q4 profit, revenue forecasts on strong holiday sales

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc on Monday raised its fourth-quarter profit and revenue forecasts, helped by a strong holiday season.

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UPDATE 2-Australia forecasts 20 pct iron ore price drop in 2018 as China demand eases

* LNG exports on the rise (Adds iron ore price milestone, UBS, Citi forecasts)

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UPDATE 1-Australia forecasts 20 pct iron ore price drop in 2018 as China demand eases

* LNG exports on the rise (Adds liquefied natural gas forecasts)

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Trump, Palestinians, Golden Globes: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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China lifts blizzard alert but second round of snow forecast

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's weather bureau lifted a blizzard alert on Friday with fewer areas likely to face heavy snow, but it warned of a second wave of snow and sleet in parts of the country.

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Here's the rule that would chip away at Obamacare

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UPDATE 2-Macy's holiday sales, job cuts send shares tumbling

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Macy's Inc shares dropped as much as 7 percent on Thursday after it reported only modest growth in holiday sales and said it would close stores and slash thousands of jobs this year.

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UPDATE 1-CVS Health sees Q4 EPS at lower end of previous forecast

Jan 4 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp on Thursday forecast quarterly adjusted earnings per share at the lower end of its previous outlook and said the overhaul of the tax code would increase cash flow by about $1.2 billion.

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Parts of US may be colder than Mars by this weekend

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Republicans in South Carolina want to honor black Confederate soldiers. There's just one problem...

At a time when people are battling over whether to take down Confederate War statues and memorials, a pair of state lawmakers in South Carolina want to put one up.

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Here's what Trump has been tweeting about on his first work day of 2018

President Donald Trump spent much of his first morning back at the White House Tuesday sending out a flurry of tweets that took aim at Democrats, Iran, Huma Abedin and the new publisher of The New York Times.

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Northeastern U.S. gripped by record cold, snow forecast later in week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic freeze kept its grip on the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, closing schools and affecting travel on the first business day of 2018, and forecasters warned the region could be walloped by snow later in the week.

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A seismic shift in government is coming, and here's who will drive it

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Holds Off 'Jumanji' on New Year's Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the world rang in another year.

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Kim says he won't use nukes if there's no aggression toward North Korea

[Breaking news update at 8:17 p.m.]

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There's something different about these Iran protests

In a matter of days, protests in Iran have quickly spread across the country, taking the government by surprise and leaving analysts and pundits alike confused. Part of the reason many have been caught off guard is because these protests appear quite different from their 2009 predecessor -- in terms of size, leadership and objective.

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New Year’s Eve, Iran, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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Soldier home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from NYC fire

Private Emmanuel Mensah joined the Army National Guard one year ago so he could help others, according to his father.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When Forecasters Get It Wrong: Always

Economists were mostly incorrect in their predictions for 2017. That was par for the course.

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10 of Our Best Weekend Reads + One Great Video

The magazine looks back at artists, innovators and thinkers we lost this year. Styles offers a lesson in cryptokitties (I had to Google it, too). And Metropolitan offers lessons in happiness from those who have lots of experience.

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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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Trio of grisly crimes darken U.S. holiday season

(Reuters) - In the Christmas week, there were reports of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend with a samurai sword in Texas, an Ohio woman indicted for killing her husband and hiding his body parts in their house, and a Florida man arrested for trying to electrocute his wife by rigging a booby trap to a door.

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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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Here's where the minimum wage is going up

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Here's what our military was up to in December

More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the US armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the US Department of Defense, and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum. Take a look at some of the things the military has been doing in the past month.

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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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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher in muted holiday trading

Dec 28 (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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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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South Carolina lottery game brightens holiday for players. Then error is found

For some unlucky South Carolina residents, what seemed to be a winning Christmas lottery ticket turned out to be a lump of coal.

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Disneyland in California hit by power outage amid holiday rush

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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UPDATE 2-Disneyland in California hit by power outage amid holiday rush

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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RPT-UPDATE 2-As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

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U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

SEATTLE/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on.

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WRAPUP 1-U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

SEATTLE/CHICAGO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on.

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As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

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UPDATE 2-As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

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FedEx says it experienced another record-breaking holiday shipping season

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday it experienced another record-breaking holiday shipping season, but declined to provide specifics or data.

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UPDATE 1-UPS says holiday season package returns to hit a new record

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it was on track to return a record number of packages following this year's bumper online holiday shipping season.

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UPS says holiday season package returns to hit a new record

Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday the expansion of online shopping is expected to send volumes of returned packages to a new record following this year's holiday shipping season.

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BRIEF-Piper Jaffray Says In Relation To Chad Abraham's Appointment, Board Increased Its Size To 10 Directors

* PIPER JAFFRAY SAYS IN RELATION TO CHAD ABRAHAM'S APPOINTMENT, BOARD INCREASED ITS SIZE TO 10 DIRECTORS Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DWUzLs) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Piper Jaffray Elects Chad Abraham To Board Of Directors

* PIPER JAFFRAY - ABRAHAM WILL BE ASSUMING CEO FROM ANDREW DUFF , WHO WILL REMAIN CHAIRMAN OF BOARD FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT ON DEC 31 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Stock futures edge higher in quiet holiday trading

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures edged higher on Wednesday, tracking global equities, which were buoyed by a surge in commodity prices.

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US STOCKS-Futures edge higher in quiet holiday trading

Dec 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures edged higher on Wednesday, tracking global equities, which were buoyed by a surge in commodity prices.

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U.S. department store stocks jump on holiday spending record

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts.

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Many Unhappy Returns? Online Holiday Shopping’s Big Hangover

Boxing Day has a new meaning in the era of e-commerce: packing and shipping or lugging back stuff bought in those gleeful clicking sprees.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Commodities gain, equities pause 2017 rally in holiday trading

Dec 26 (Reuters) - Investors scooped up commodities on Tuesday during a holiday-shortened week, but took a far more mixed view of U.S. equities as shares of Apple Inc sagged.

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BRIEF-Amazon Canada Says More Than 4 Mln Trialed Prime In One Week In Holiday Season

* SAYS IN ONE WEEK OF HOLIDAY SEASON, OVER 4 MILLION PEOPLE STARTED PRIME FREE TRIALS OR BEGAN PAID MEMBERSHIPS

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Check out the best post-holiday sales

December 28th is set to be the fourth busiest shopping day of 2017. HLN's Jennifer Westhoven explains why and points you to the best post-holiday deals.

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There's a good chance your holiday returns will end up here

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North Korea likely to pursue talks, South says in rosy New Year forecast

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea predicted on Tuesday that North Korea would look to open negotiations with the United States over its weapons programs next year and pursue at least some rapprochement with Seoul in an optimistic government outlook for 2018.

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Nikkei slips in thin holiday trade, retailers advance

TOKYO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Tuesday, confined in a tight range amid a paucity of catalysts from other markets, while gains in Takashimaya on upbeat earnings lifted retailers.

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Nikkei dips in thin holiday trade, Takashimaya lifts retailers

TOKYO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched down on Tuesday, caught in a narrow range as the index lacked leads from other markets, while retailers were lifted after Takashimaya rose strongly on upbeat earnings.

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Holiday message from the 5 Things family

We've had an exciting year here at 5 Things. We got a facelift, added a lot of new subscribers (welcome, welcome) and got tons of great emails from you, the readers who inspire us to get up dark and early every weekday so we can help you start your day smart -- and with a chuckle or two!

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6 More Shows to See if You Still Need Holiday Spirit

If you missed the preholiday rush, fret not. There is still time for festive theater.

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Pope speaks out for immigrants in holiday message

Pope Francis issued a strong defense of immigration in his Christmas Eve mass Sunday, saying faith demands foreigners be welcomed, even as support for far-right parties has risen in Europe.

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Just got a new device? Here's everywhere you can find CNN

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UPDATE 1-Chad reshuffles finance, other key ministries - decree

N'DJAMENA, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby on Sunday appointed Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul as minister of finance and also named new economy, foreign affairs, security and justice ministers, a presidential decree showed.

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Chad reshuffles finance, other key ministries - decree

N'DJAMENA, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby on Sunday appointed Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul as minister of finance and also named new economy, security and justice ministers, a presidential decree showed.

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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.

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Americans are traveling in record numbers for holidays

A record number of Americans are expected to travel this holiday season, with AAA forecasting more than 100 million will spend the end of the year away from home.

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The Look: Holiday Madness in Midtown Manhattan

The photographer Daniel Arnold embraced his inner tourist during the most chaotic time of the year.

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Christians worldwide prepare for holidays with an eye on security

QUETTA, Pakistan/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Christmas church services and other celebrations are being held this weekend under the gaze of armed guards and security cameras in many countries after Islamic State gunmen attacked a Methodist church in Pakistan as a Sunday service began.

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Newsbook: Holiday Fiction, Just in Time for Christmas

Whether you like thrillers or Y.A., here are three books to get you through the end of the year.

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Wall Street slips heading into holiday

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes dipped on Friday in low trading volume before the holiday weekend as several blue-chip stocks slipped, including Nike.

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Wall Street slips in holiday wind-down

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes slipped on Friday as thin pre-holiday trading amplified losses in several blue-chip stocks, including Nike.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street slips in holiday wind-down

* Celgene falls after follicular lymphoma regimen fails trial

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Tired of politics? Here's something different

A dying veteran's wish comes true. A dance party erupts at an airport. And a family gets a cool gift from Tom Hanks. Here's this week's politics-free news.

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Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole

The popularity of streaming holiday-music classics has made record labels more reluctant to release non-Christmas albums in the final quarter.

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Charity provides dresses for holidays

The Believe in Yourself Project hopes to instill self-confidence in girls by giving them brand new designer dresses for the holidays.

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President Trump signs the GOP tax bill in the Oval Office before traveling to Mar-a-Lago for his holiday vacation

President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax cut bill Friday morning as he prepares to leave for his Christmas break in Florida.

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President will sign the GOP tax bill into law before he travels to Mar-a-Lago for his holiday vacation

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Here's your holiday weekend forecast

CNN meteorologist Chad Myers explains what weather is forecast for the holiday weekend using a virtual snow globe.

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After Surviving Maria, Trying to Keep Holiday Traditions Alive

Large parts of Puerto Rico still don’t have power after Hurricane Maria, but some residents are determined to celebrate Christmas one way or another.

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Tax Bill Is Great for Accountants — Unless They Have Holiday Plans

Working vacations. Pizza-fueled all-nighters. Overflowing inboxes. Auditors, analysts and accountants are racing to dissect the new tax law.

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Common Sense: Holiday Windows Brighten a Bleak Retail Scene, but How Long Will They Last?

Christmas windows at department stores still have allure, but much less so in the age of e-commerce and big box stores like Walmart.

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U.S. tax plan forecast to give mild economic boost - J.P. Morgan

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The federal tax bill that Congress approved this week is expected to provide a modest lift to the U.S. economy in 2018 and 2019, as lower taxes should help consumer spending and business spending, J.P. Morgan economists said on Thursday.

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U.S. holiday shopping season surging towards a strong finish

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A jump in consumer spending in the final stretch of December should build on a strong start to the U.S. holiday season and help the embattled retail industry beat sales forecasts, industry research groups said. The spending boost in December comes ahead of Super Saturday - the last Saturday before Christmas, which often sets the annual record for retail sales and is one of the busiest shopping days of the year along with Black Friday.

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Mattis visits troops at Gitmo for holidays

Defense Secretary James Mattis is visiting troops at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station for the holiday, the Pentagon said Thursday.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Presidential Incapacity: A Holiday Gift Guide

Perfect last-minute choices for any person, inspired by Donald Trump, thinking about the history of the 25th Amendment.

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Eat: A Meal of Joyous Excess for the Holidays

A rich feast of seared scallops, roast duck and hollandaise sauce.

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Holidays, rituals and routines that define a family

Our family, like yours, has all kinds of rituals we perform with our children. Some are handed down. Most we started. A few may live on for our future (and hypothetical) grandkids. These are the activities "our family does."

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why Holiday Stories Matter

A recent study of hunter-gatherers reminds us that our fictions are more than entertainments.

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Analysis: There's a reason Pence is gushing about Trump

In his final Cabinet meeting of 2017, President Donald Trump touted the many historic accomplishments Donald Trump had ushered in during his first year in office. He then turned over the floor to Vice President Mike Pence to talk more about Donald Trump's greatness.

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Rudolph's red nose... and other holiday science

Ever wonder how Rudolph could genetically develop a glowing red nose? Or how Ebenezer Scrooge could really travel into the future?

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Amazon's allure may be tough to top this holiday: poll

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - More U.S. online shoppers plan to give Amazon.com Inc the bulk of their holiday business this year than in previous years, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, despite costly efforts by traditional retailers to attract customers to their websites.

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Crime: Even on Christmas Eve, Criminals Don’t Take a Holiday

Marilyn Stasio’s column features tales of murder and mayhem, from cozy to grisly, all decked out in the finery of the season.

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KFC and 'pooping logs': How kids' holiday presents vary globally

Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow, are now relishing -- or eagerly awaiting -- holiday celebrations around the world.

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Six mind-body tips for less holiday stress

There's no denying the joys of the holidays, but with all the shopping, parties and family visits, it's easy to get overwhelmed by emotional and physical stressors. Trust me, I know the feeling!

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‘Porch Pirates’ Steal Holiday Packages as They Pile Up at Homes

Police say package theft is up during the holiday shopping crush, but homeowners and retailers are striking back with cameras and other technology.

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The House has to vote again. Here's why

House Republicans applauded and cheered after they voted for their long-anticipated tax reform plan Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Micron's strong forecast eases concerns over chip boom peaking

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Micron Technology Inc's better-than-expected current-quarter profit forecast on Tuesday allayed investor concerns that a boom in chip demand has peaked, sending the company's shares up 6 percent in after-hours trading.

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Will it be a white Christmas? Here's the forecast

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, "wish-casting" a weather forecast gets you only so far. If you want to know where to go to have the best odds, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has an interactive map that guides you through the climatological chances individual towns have of having a white Christmas.

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Review: The Met’s Holiday ‘Hansel’ Is Surreal (and Timely)

Children will enjoy the company’s colorful, daffy production of Humperdinck’s opera, while adults will be struck by its dark undercurrents.

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Last-minute holiday gift guide: Our must-have cookbooks

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The political GIFs of 2017 (Yes, there's a lot of Trump)

'Twas the last day of GIFmas, when throughout DC,

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New York Today: New York Today: A Holiday Market for El Barrio

Tuesday: A seaonal market pops up in East Harlem, a klezmer Hanukkah celebration, and a noise-beating bill.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Weekend Breakfasts to Warm the Heart, and Belly

Without weekday pressures, breakfast becomes a meal to linger over.

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Ex-Pentagon official believes there's evidence of aliens on Earth

A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.

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Holiday lights with a 230-foot thrill

It's that time of year when spots around the world are aglow in vibrant holiday light displays that dazzle and awe with millions of colored, twinkling bulbs.

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UPDATE 1-WellCare Health forecasts FY 2018 adj. profit below estimates

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc on Monday forecast its full-year 2018 adjusted profit below analysts' estimates, largely due to higher interest expenses.

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Congress week ahead: Key tax vote before holiday break

As far as Capitol Hill is concerned, the only thing certain about next week is taxes.

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New York Today: New York Today: History in a Holiday Window

Monday: A peek behind holiday decorations, the most creative latkes in our city, and festive windows by the numbers.

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Outage complicates insanely busy holiday travel

The timing could hardly have been worse.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 million in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 mln in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores $450 mln in global opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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Alabama, California, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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NYPD beefs up presence for the holidays

Days after a man set off a homemade explosive in the heart of the nation's largest subway system, Mark Murphy sat reading on a New York A train and -- like others around him -- displaying no obvious worry.

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Ask Real Estate: Holiday Tipping: A Fraught Apartment Building Tradition

Two New Yorkers wonder how much to tip building staff at the holidays.

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55 mph winds forecast for fire-ravaged California

Firefighters battling the Thomas Fire will face more challenges Saturday with the return of powerful winds as the blaze marks a grim milestone in size.

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The end of 2017 is upon us: Here's how not to go crazy

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Your A-Z holiday shopping guide

Movies nytimes.com

Don’t Be the Parent You See in Holiday Films

Beloved characters in some of our favorite holiday films set truly poor examples. What were they thinking?

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Sunday Routine: How Roya Sullivan, Designer of Macy’s Holiday Windows, Spends Her Sundays

For the woman behind the festive department store displays: family, art and plenty of Earl Grey tea.

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Sen. Graham: There's a 30% chance Trump will attack North Korea

Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a stunning prediction on Wednesday, estimating that there is a 30% chance President Donald Trump orders a first strike on North Korea to prevent the rogue nation from acquiring a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.

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Pier 1 Imports slumps 30 percent; holiday optimism disappears

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Pier 1 Imports Inc's stock lost nearly a third of its value on Thursday and its main competitors' shares also fell after the furniture and home decorations retailer warned the holiday shopping season was not going well.

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UPDATE 3-Bombardier's 2018 revenue forecast disappoints, shares fall

* Shares down 1.9 pct ahead of investor day at 3:00 p.m. ET (Adds analysts' estimate and comment, background and shares)

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U.S. weather forecaster sees La Niña chances exceeding 80 percent

(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said La Niña conditions are predicted to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18.

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Record number of Americans to travel during Christmas holiday: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.

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Bombardier forecasts 2018 revenue below Street estimates

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc on Thursday forecast 2018 revenue to be $17.0 billion to $17.5 billion, well below Wall Street expectations.

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UPDATE 2-Lilly's 2018 forecast beats on strength of new drugs

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co on Wednesday forecast 2018 profit and revenue ahead of Wall Street estimates on strong demand for recently launched drugs such as Trulicity and Taltz.

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Honeywell sees fourth-qtr profit at top end of previous forecast

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc said on Wednesday its fourth-quarter earnings would be $1.84 per share, the top end of its previous forecast.

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BRIEF-EQT Announces 2018 Operational Forecast

* FORECASTS 2018 PRODUCTION SALES VOLUME OF 1,520 - 1,560 BCFE

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Op-Ed Contributor: My Favorite Holiday Movie Involves a Giant Rabbit

If the season means anything at all, it’s about believing in things we cannot actually see.

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METALS-Zinc up after Glencore holds 2018 output forecast steady

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates with official midday prices, adds detail) By Maytaal Angel LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Zinc prices rose on Tuesday after miner and trader Glencore held its output forecast steady for next year, disappointing investors who had largely bet it would restart more capacity. Glencore told an investors presentation it would restart its Lady Loretta mine in the first half of 2018, but added that it expects zinc output to fall sligh

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The Fix: Decorating for the Holidays? Do It Quietly

This year, understated decorations are in.

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Here's what we know about the New York Port Authority explosion

Monday's attempted terror attack injured five New York commuters but its perpetrator, ultimately, appears to have failed in his aims.

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U.S. transit agencies cautious on electric buses despite bold forecasts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Communities across the United States are looking to replace their dirty diesel buses, ushering in what some analysts predict will be a boom in electric fleets.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Announces Holiday Eviction Moratorium And Confirms Natural Disaster Relief Policies

* FREDDIE MAC ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY EVICTION MORATORIUM; CONFIRMS NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF POLICIES

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Bitcoin futures forecast even higher prices

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Weekend of Fires

Monday: Fires approach Santa Barbara, delivery robots and the enduring legacy of Willie Brown.

Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps nytimes.com

How to Clean Up Your Holiday Messes

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

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Retailers offering 2-day holiday shipping

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them

Connected devices come with risks. Prioritize children’s privacy.

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GOP shutdown solution is a holiday mirage

Pasta nytimes.com

City Kitchen: A Spinach Lasagna Worthy of a Holiday Feast

Time-consuming but magnificent, this is a lasagna fancy enough for holiday dinners.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters into weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds expected to drive the conflagrations into the weekend.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters through weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds driving the conflagrations expected to continue into the weekend.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Served still warm from the oven, pancetta and sage gougères are an indulgent and elegant hors d’oeuvres.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Deciphering Holiday Dress Codes

Friday: Fashion experts’ tips on seasonal party attire, your weekend lineup and lessons on lightsabers.

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I bought $250 in bitcoin. Here's what I learned

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LendingClub shares take a hit from disappointing forecast

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

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These cozy home goods are the perfect gift for the holidays

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UPDATE 2-Lululemon forecasts upbeat holiday quarter, shares rise 7 pct

* Holiday-quarter sales expectation beats estimates (Adds conference call details, analyst comments; updates share move)

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UPDATE 1-Lululemon forecasts upbeat holiday quarter, shares rise

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected profit and gave an upbeat holiday-quarter forecast, sending its shares up 6 percent in after-hours trading.

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UPDATE 2-American Eagle expects strong holiday earnings but lower margins

* Shares rise 5 pct but pare gains after margins forecast (Adds executive and analyst comments, updates share price)

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UPDATE 1-Brazil auto sales to beat 2017 forecast, pick up in 2018 -industry

SAO PAULO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Auto sales in Brazil are likely to beat prior forecasts and accelerate next year, national automakers association Anfavea said on Wednesday, underscoring the gathering strength of a recovery in Latin America's largest economy.

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UPDATE 1-American Eagle forecasts strong holiday-quarter earnings

Dec 6 (Reuters) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc on Wednesday forecast strong earnings for the key holiday selling season and delivered third-quarter comparable sales ahead of Wall Street targets, driven by robust demand for its Aerie line of lingerie.

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New York Today: New York Today: How Trains Helped Create the Holidays

Wednesday: The linked histories of trains and the holiday season, lightings around town, and a Christmas tree of lobster traps.

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Winter holiday travel forecast to give U.S. airlines needed boost

(Reuters) - The holiday travel period will be busier than last year for U.S. airlines, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday, as affordable fares and an improving economy make air travel more accessible.

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UPS sees some delivery delays after surge in online holiday orders

(Reuters) - United Parcel Service said on Tuesday some deliveries were being delayed because of a surge in holiday online shopping orders during the peak shipping period.

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U.S. judge approves Toys 'R' Us bonus plan to spur holiday shopping

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us won court approval on Tuesday for plan to pay top executives up to $21 million in bonuses by arguing that the money will incentivize them to boost the bankrupt retailer's sales during the critical year-end shopping season.

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Chris Ruddy on Mueller investigation: Trump 'thinks there's nothing to it'

President Donald Trump thinks his involvement in the special counsel investigation "will be wrapped up pretty soon," according to Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a longtime friend of the President.

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Minnesota's two-year budget springs a leak in latest forecast

(Reuters) - Minnesota's biennial budget faces a deficit for the first time since 2013 as state revenue is expected to fall while expenditures climb, according to a forecast released on Tuesday.

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Sprint expects pace of customer defections to slow in holiday quarter

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp expects the pace of customer defections to slow in the key holiday quarter, helped by higher promotions, its chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Airlines set for record profit in 2018, fare rise forecast

* Rising labour costs, jet fuel set to weigh (Adds comments on Europe, pilot shortage)

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New York Today: New York Today: A Global Feast for the Holidays

Tuesday: Cooking with immigrant chefs in the city, a not-so-silent night and a nudist anniversary.

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BRIEF-Prysmian says synergies from merger with General Cable likely higher than forecast

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Prysmian executives tell analysts in a conference call after agreement to buy U.S. rival General Cable:

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Trump slams DOJ and FBI in weekend tweet storm

President Donald Trump spent the weekend firing off tweets that took aim at the Department of Justice and the FBI in the wake of the guilty plea by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

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

Teeth and Dentistry nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: For the Holidays, Pull a Tooth or Save a Life

Here are ideas for gifts that will make a difference.

environmentNews reuters.com

More Bali flights canceled on forecast of volcanic ash

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Airlines canceled more flights departing the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Saturday, citing forecasts of deteriorating flying conditions due to a risk of volcanic ash from the erupting Mount Agung volcano.

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Rockefeller Center tree lights up New York holidays

It's been one of the essential New York holiday traditions for decades now: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

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AA says it now has enough pilots for the holidays

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Wall Street hiking corporate profit forecasts on tax cut expectations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street forecasters have been hiking their outlooks for 2018 corporate profits on rising expectations that the proposed U.S. tax overhaul, championed by President Donald Trump, will pass, giving a boost to companies' bottom lines.

London (England) nytimes.com

The Fabulous Holiday Windows of London, Paris, Berlin and New York City

The wintry décor season came early this year.