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BRIEF-Delta says 600 Mainline, Delta Connection Regional Flights Cancelled Today due to Winter Storm

* DELTA- DUE TO WINTER STORM AFFECTING AIRPORTS ALONG GULF COAST AND SOUTHEAST, 600 MAINLINE, DELTA CONNECTION REGIONAL FLIGHTS CANCELLED SYSTEM-WIDE TODAY‍​- TWEET Further company coverage:

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Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she received from an elderly Massachusetts woman seeking to cleanse herself of demons.

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Fed fines Taiwan's Mega Bank $29 million for anti-money laundering failures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve Board said on Wednesday it had fined Taiwan's Mega International Commercial Bank Co. $29 million for anti-money laundering violations and required the company to improve its anti-money laundering oversight and controls.

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BRIEF-Canopy Growth Corp Announces $175 Million Bought Deal Financing

* CANOPY GROWTH CORPORATION ANNOUNCES $175 MILLION BOUGHT DEAL FINANCING

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UPDATE 1-Home Capital faces C$4 million lawsuit from short seller Cohodes

TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Home Capital Group Inc, Canada's biggest alternative lender, said on Wednesday it had received a statement of claim from short seller Marc Cohodes, who is seeking C$4 million ($3.2 million) in damages.

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BRIEF-Broadcom Says FTC Review Immaterial To Business, No Impact On Qualcomm Proposal

* BROADCOM LTD SAYS "FTC REVIEW IS IMMATERIAL TO OUR BUSINESS, DOES NOT RELATE TO WIRELESS AND HAS NO IMPACT ON OUR PROPOSAL TO ACQUIRE QUALCOMM" Further company coverage:

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

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

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FTC investigating Broadcom for antitrust practices

(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the company said on Wednesday.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Winter Olympics, California, C.I.A.: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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FTC probing Broadcom for antitrust practices: source

(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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FTC probing Broadcom for antitrust practices: WSJ

(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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FTC probing Broadcom for antitrust practices - WSJ

Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Goldman co-COO's ex-assistant charged with stealing $1.2 million of wine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former personal assistant to Goldman Sachs Group Inc Co-Chief Operating Officer David Solomon has been charged with stealing hundreds of bottles of wine worth more than $1.2 million from his former boss.

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BRIEF-Sherritt Announces Pricing Of $115 Million Unit Offering

* SHERRITT INTERNATIONAL CORP - ‍PRICING AND INCREASE IN SIZE OF ITS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED UNIT OFFERING OF $100 MILLION TO $115 MILLION​

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Canada creates watchdog to oversee companies' conduct abroad

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canada said on Wednesday it is creating an independent watchdog to monitor and investigate human rights abuses by its companies operating abroad, describing it as the first initiative of its kind in the world.

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Hungry City: Winter Salvation, Fresh From the Dumpling Steamer, in Queens

Found on the same stretch of Jackson Heights, where momos are a common language, Amdo Kitchen and Potala offer a simple warmth in deep cold.

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BRIEF-OSI Systems Receives $21 Million Order For Rtt Hold Baggage Screening Systems

* OSI SYSTEMS RECEIVES $21 MILLION ORDER FOR RTT® HOLD BAGGAGE SCREENING SYSTEMS

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North and South Korea to march together under unified flag at Winter Olympics

North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag representing the entire peninsula, South Korea announced Wednesday.

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Koreas to form unified ice hockey team, march together in Winter Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - The two Koreas agreed during rare talks on Wednesday to form a combined women's ice hockey team to take part in next month's Winter Olympics in the South, and march together under a unified peninsula flag at the opening ceremony, a joint statement released by Seoul's unification ministry said.

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BRIEF-Fortuna Reports 2017 Production Of 11.9 Million Silver Equivalent Ounces And Issues Guidance For 2018

* FORTUNA REPORTS 2017 PRODUCTION OF 11.9 MILLION SILVER EQUIVALENT OUNCES AND ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR 2018

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BRIEF-Orbotech Says Sees Q4 Revenue About $256 Million

* ORBOTECH ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR 2017 RESULTS; UPDATES 2018 GUIDANCE WITH SPECIFIC REVENUE OUTLOOK FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2018

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New York Today: New York Today: Messy Weather and Flu Facts

Wednesday: Expert insight on the virus, a dicey commute, and looking ahead to the Women’s March.

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From $7,500 loan to $375 million business

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Japan government tells public broadcaster not to repeat false missile alert

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North's missile and nuclear programs.

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Weather service: Flash of light in Michigan is likely a meteor

The night sky briefly lit up in Michigan on Tuesday night, with a bright flash of light and a loud noise that startled residents.

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U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error

(Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that stirred panic and anger in the Pacific island state.

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Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.

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U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $65 million for now, the State Department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two weeks ago to cut funding.

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BRIEF-One Stop Systems Inc Sees IPO Of 2.9 Million Shares Priced Between $6-$8/Shr

* ONE STOP SYSTEMS INC SEES IPO OF ABOUT 2.9 MILLION SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $6.00 AND $8.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mKLbDx)

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U.S. to provide $60 million in Palestinian aid, withhold $65 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians but will withhold a further $65 million "for future consideration," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Broadcom Says Qualcomm Elected To Remain A Standalone Company

* BROADCOM LTD - "‍QUALCOMM HAS REFUSED TO ENGAGE WITH BROADCOM AND HAS INSTEAD ELECTED TO REMAIN A STANDALONE COMPANY"​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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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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BRIEF-Cray Sees Fy 2017 Revenue About $390 Million

* CRAY- ESTIMATES IMPACT OF TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT WILL RESULT IN REDUCTION TO CO'S GAAP EARNINGS FOR Q4, YEAR ENDED DEC 31, 2017 IN RANGE OF $30-35 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Sweden already schooling future Winter Olympians

OSTERSUND, Sweden (Reuters) - Next month's Winter Olympics is the immediate focus for Sweden but the country is already training its next generation of winter sports athletes in special high school programs that combine sports and education for ambitious teenagers.

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Japanese broadcaster sends false N. Korea missile alert

Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.

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Millions more Americans were uninsured in 2017

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Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic

In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people.

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 million record in 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a new record last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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Softbank invests 460 million euros in Germany's Auto1: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - Japan's Softbank will invest 460 million euros ($561 million) in used-car dealing platform Auto1, marking the first investment in Germany by its Vision Fund, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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FCC says government officials must work to prevent false alerts

(Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Sunday that Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert and that government officials must work to prevent future incidents.

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Airbus in talks on 70-80 million euro deal to end German probe: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Airbus is in talks with German prosecutors to end an investigation into the sale of Eurofighter jets to Austria in exchange for a settlement of between 70 million and 80 million euros ($85 million to $98 million), a German newspaper reported.

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Airbus offers 70-80 million euro settlement to end German probe: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Airbus is in talks with German prosecutors to end an investigation into the sale of Eurofighter jets to Austria in exchange for a settlement of between 70 million and 80 million euros ($85 million to $98 million), a German newspaper reported.

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Causes of False Missile Alerts: The Sun, the Moon and a 46-Cent Chip

Every decade since the dawn of the nuclear age has seen its share of erroneous alarms, experts said. We revisit a few of them.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Mark Wahlberg and Agency Will Donate $2 Million to Time’s Up After Outcry Over Pay

The donation will be made in the name of Michelle Williams, Mr. Wahlberg’s co-star in the movie “All the Money in the World,” after an outcry about pay discrepancy in reshoots for the film.

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Mark Wahlberg says he'll donate $1.5 million in Michelle Williams' name

Mark Wahlberg is donating $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in costar Michelle Williams' name.

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Airbus ordered to pay 104 million euros to settle Taiwan missile dispute

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus said on Saturday it had been ordered to pay 104 million euros in fines over a missile sale to Taiwan in 1992, the latest French arms company to reach a settlement over disputes arising from one of France's biggest ever arms sales.

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South Korea says North Korea suggested talks to send performance group to winter olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unification ministry said on Saturday that North Korea has proposed working-level talks on the prospects of sending its performance 'art' group to the winter olympics held in the South.

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

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

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Florida man, 20, claims $450 million lottery jackpot

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Volkswagen agrees to $232 million 3.0-liter Canadian emissions settlement

(Reuters) - Volkswagen AG has agreed to a settlement worth up to $232 million (C$290.5) with owners of vehicles in Canada affected by its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, the automaker said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Biofrontera AG Files For U.S. IPO Of Up To $21.6 Million

* BIOFRONTERA AG FILES FOR U.S. IPO OF UP TO $21.6 MILLION – SEC FILING

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BRIEF-IPSCO Tubulars Inc Files For IPO Of Up To $100 Million

* IPSCO TUBULARS INC FILES FOR IPO OF UP TO $100 MILLION – SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Cactus Inc Files For IPO Of Up To $100 Million

* CACTUS INC FILES FOR IPO OF UP TO $100 MILLION – SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Vista Proppants And Logistics Inc Files For IPO Of Up To $100 Million

* VISTA PROPPANTS AND LOGISTICS INC FILES FOR IPO OF UP TO $100 MILLION – SEC FILING

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Florida 20-year-old claims $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man from Florida's Gulf Coast claimed a $451 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot and opted to receive a one-time payment of nearly $282 million, Florida lottery officials said on Friday.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: Winter Drags On, With Free Agents Still Waiting by the Phone

In an off-season of few signings, teams leery of overpaying seem content to wait for prices to drop in the spring.

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Factbox: Mascots at Winter Olympics through the years

(Reuters) - A list of the mascots for the Winter Olympics from 1968-2018:

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BRIEF-Huami Corp Files For U.S. IPO Of Up To $150 Million

* HUAMI CORPORATION FILES FOR U.S. IPO OF UP TO $150 MILLION – SEC FILING

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Trump denies 'shithole' remarks as condemnation mounts at home and abroad

(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers)

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Jeff Bezos contributes $33 million to Dreamers scholarship program

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

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Fugitive former leader cannot rule Catalonia from abroad says Madrid

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government dismissed outright on Friday the possibility of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont ruling the region from self-imposed exile in Brussels, and said Madrid would contest any attempt to do so in the courts.

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

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

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South Korea proposes talks on North Korea's participation in winter Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has proposed holding working-level talks with North Korea on the latter's participation in the winter Olympics set for next month, the south's unification ministry said on Friday.

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U.N. Indonesia earthquake plan foresees 47 million affected, 10,000 dead

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. contingency plan for an earthquake in Indonesia foresees a scenario where 10,000 people would die within 24 hours with 47 million more affected, according to emergency response planning documents.

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Norway's Liberals to join government: public broadcaster NRK

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Conservative-led government has agreed to include the small centrist Liberal Party in the cabinet, public broadcaster NRK reported on Friday.

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South Korea eyes combined women's ice hockey team with North for winter Olympics: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is seeking to form a united women's ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month's Winter Olympics being hosted by the South, a senior Seoul official told Yonhap news agency on Friday.

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Australia's weather bureau drops Port Hedland warning as Cyclone Joyce nears land

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's weather bureau has cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest on Friday and dropped its warning for high winds at iron ore terminal Port Hedland.

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China's capital issues first major smog alert of winter

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing issued its first major smog alert of the winter for the capital, triggering stringent measures to curb output of heavy industry as plunging temperatures spurred heating demand.

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BRIEF-Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Deploys $189 Million Of Equity Into $509 Million Of Real Estate Transactions During Fourth Quarter 2017

* BLUEROCK RESIDENTIAL GROWTH REIT DEPLOYS $189 MILLION OF EQUITY INTO $509 MILLION OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS DURING FOURTH QUARTER 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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.

Global Warming nytimes.com

That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer.

With climate change warming the Arctic air, researchers say, cold snaps are getting warmer. The recent spell of cold was an outlier.

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BRIEF-Plaza Retail REIT Acquires Redevelopment Site In Brockville, ON For $14 Million

* PLAZA RETAIL REIT ACQUIRES REDEVELOPMENT SITE IN BROCKVILLE, ON

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BRIEF-Air Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses From Winter Storm Eleanor/Burglind Will Be Between EUR 1.1 Bln And EUR 1.6 Bln

* AIR WORLDWIDE ESTIMATES INSURED LOSSES FROM WINTER STORM ELEANOR/BURGLIND WILL BE BETWEEN EUR 1.1 BILLION AND EUR 1.6 BILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Jewels worth millions taken in heist

A shop inside Paris' Ritz Hotel was robbed of millions of euros worth of jewels by thieves reportedly armed with axes.

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BRIEF-Penns Woods' Q4 Net Deferred Tax Assets To Be Reduced By About $3.7 Million

* AS PER PRELIMINARILY ESTIMATE, CO'S NET DEFERRED TAX ASSETS WOULD BE REDUCED BY ABOUT $3.7 MILLION IN Q4 DUE TO TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

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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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New York Today: New York Today: Weather Whiplash

Thursday: The city goes from frozen to balmy, modesty in fashion, and the Winter Jazzfest.

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Japan sees 70 percent chance of La Nina weather pattern lasting into spring

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Thursday that a La Nina weather pattern is continuing, with a 70 percent chance of it lasting into spring.

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BRIEF-‍Cogeco Inc Q1 Revenue Rises 0.5 Pct To C$586.1 Million

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF C$0.39PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Nevsun Reports 55.1 Million Pounds Of Zinc Production In Q4 2017​

* ‍EXPECTS TO RELEASE ITS 2018 OUTLOOK AND PRODUCTION GUIDANCE LATER IN JANUARY​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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$5.4 million in jewels stolen from Ritz Hotel shop in Paris

Thieves reportedly armed with axes made off with an estimated €4.5 million ($5.4 million) in jewels from a shop inside the Ritz Hotel in central Paris, CNN affiliate BFMTV said.

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Toyota sees U.S. auto industry 2018 sales at 16.8 million units - executive

(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp sees U.S. auto industry new vehicle sales at 16.8 million units in 2018, Jim Lentz, the Japanese automaker's top executive in North American told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Armed robbers steal millions from Ritz Paris hotel

PARIS (Reuters) - Axe-wielding robbers stole jewelry on Wednesday possibly worth more than $5 million from a store in the famed Ritz Paris hotel, police said.

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BRIEF-Softbank Group Reports Purchase Of 5.3 Million Shares Of Sprint Corp's Common Stock Between Jan 8-9

* SOFTBANK GROUP CORP REPORTS OPEN MARKET PURCHASE OF 5,348,176 SHARES OF SPRINT CORP'S COMMON STOCK BETWEEN JAN 8 AND JAN 9 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FoJNyc)

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BRIEF-Sinclair Broadcast, ABC Announce Extension, Renewals Of Affiliation Agreements Through 2022

* SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. AND ABC ANNOUNCE EXTENSION AND RENEWALS OF AFFILIATION AGREEMENTS THROUGH 2022

Debt Collection nytimes.com

I.R.S. Paid $20 Million to Collect $6.7 Million in Tax Debts

An agency watchdog says a congressionally mandated program using private debt collectors has been poorly administered and failed to respect taxpayers’ rights.

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Vice President Pence to lead U.S. delegation to Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.

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Winter Olympics medal predictions

Look away now Russia.

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Japan reports first suspected bird flu case in poultry this winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported a suspected case of bird flu in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, potentially marking the country's first bird flu outbreak in poultry this winter.

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Malaysia signs $50-million deal with U.S. firm to find missing MH370

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a U.S. seabed exploration firm up to $50 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 in a new search area in the Southern Indian ocean.

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Bayer, J&J win reversal of $28 million verdict in Xarelto lawsuit

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said.

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Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on U.S. tax reforms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd said on Wednesday it expected to make a one-off charge of $400 million for nine months ended in December due to a reassessment of U.S. deferred tax assets.

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Trump promises to 'take the heat' for broad immigration deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was ready to accept an onslaught of criticism if lawmakers tackle broad immigration reforms after an initial deal to help the young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers and build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on US tax reforms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd said on Wednesday it expected to make a one-off charge of $400 million for nine months ended in December due to a reassessment of U.S. deferred tax assets.

Theater nytimes.com

John Lithgow, on Barnstorming His Way to Broadway

For nine years, this actor has taken his one-man show on the road like a “time-warp vaudevillian.” What did he learn along the way?

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BRIEF-SM Energy Announces Agreement To Sell 112,200 Acre Leasehold In The Powder River Basin For $500 Million

* PRESS RELEASE - SM ENERGY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL 112,200 ACRE LEASEHOLD IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN FOR $500 MILLION

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Uber reaches $3 million settlement with New York drivers over fees

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] agreed to pay up to $3 million to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 2,421 drivers in New York who accused the ride-sharing company of docking excessive fees from their fares.

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Julius Baer buys remaining 20 percent in Kairos for 96 million euros

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private bank Julius Baer said on Tuesday it bought the 20 percent in Italian wealth management firm Kairos Investment Management SpA it did not already own for 96 million...

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Asia and Australia Edition: Winter Olympics, Macron, H&M: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Appears to Endorse Path to Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

President Trump said he would be willing to “take the heat” politically for a sweeping immigration deal, which could alienate some of his supporters.

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Billionaire Rennert files malpractice lawsuit over $213 million judgment

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

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BRIEF-CIBC CEO says U.S. tax reforms will have $100 million impact

* CIBC CEO SAYS EXPECTS ABOUT $100 MILLION IMPACT FROM U.S. TAX REFORMS, NEGLIGIBLE UPTICK TO EARNINGS INITIALLY

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BRIEF-Eros Now Reaches 5 Million Paying Subscribers

* EROS NOW REACHES 5 MILLION PAYING SUBSCRIBERS, Y-O-Y GROWTH OF 150%

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BRIEF-Globus Medical sees Q4 2017 sales about $175.5 million

* GLOBUS MEDICAL REPORTS PRELIMINARY FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR SALES RESULTS

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T-Mobile adds over 5 million customers in 2017

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said on Tuesday it added more than 5 million net customers in 2017, the fourth straight year it has achieved these figures.

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T-Mobile says it added over 5 million customers in 2017

Jan 9 (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said on Tuesday it added more than 5 million net customers in 2017, the fourth straight year in which it has achieved this feat.

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BRIEF-Otonomy Sees 2017 Non-Gaap Expenses Totaling $73-$78 Million

* OTONOMY INC - EXPECTS GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES FOR 2017 TO TOTAL IN RANGE OF $95-$100 MILLION

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North Korea to send team to Winter Games, South to consider easing bans after talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed.

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South Korea says will consider temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea to facilitate Winter Olympics participation

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Tuesday it will consider a temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea if it is necessary to facilitate the visit of North Koreans to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.

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Intel says Mobileye's autonomous driving tech to be used in two million vehicles

(Reuters) - Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said on Monday 2 million vehicles from BMW , Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye's autonomous vehicle technology to crowdsource data for building maps that enable autonomous driving.

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North Korea to send athletes to Winter Olympics

North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, the first notable breakthrough to come out of a face-to-face meeting Tuesday between North and South Korean officials.

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North Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, according to a senior South Korean official.

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UPDATE 1-Singapore arrests 17, seizes millions in suspected Shell oil heist

SINGAPORE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Seventeen men have been arrested and millions of dollars in cash seized as part of an investigation into a suspected oil theft at Shell's biggest refinery, Singapore police said on Tuesday.

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Singapore arrests 17, seizes millions in suspected Shell oil heist

SINGAPORE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Seventeen men have been arrested and millions of dollars in cash seized as part of an investigation into a suspected oil theft at Shell's biggest refinery, Singapore police said on Tuesday.

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North, South Korea begin talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea kicked off their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to get members of his party elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to win control of the chamber from Republicans, he announced on Monday.

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics helps break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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Perdue: Rural broadband is our duty to farmers

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

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

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

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Centene says over 1.4 million sign up for Obamacare plans

Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Centene Corp said on Monday more than 1.4 million people had paid for its insurance plans via the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Jan. 7.

Winter (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Yonomi Closes $5 Million Series A Financing Round Led By Gentex

* YONOMI CLOSES $5 MILLION SERIES A FINANCING ROUND LED BY GENTEX Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-BRT Apartments Agrees To Sell Property For More Than $97 Million

* PRESS RELEASE - BRT APARTMENTS CORP. AGREES TO SELL MULTI-FAMILY PROPERTY FOR MORE THAN $97 MILLION

environmentNews reuters.com

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

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

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Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to get members of his party elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to win control of the chamber from Republicans, he announced on Monday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips in broad retreat; pot stocks bounce

TORONTO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped early on Monday as shares of some industrial, energy, materials and financial services companies weighed, offset by gains for marijuana producers.

healthNews reuters.com

Allianz to invest $59 million in digital U.S. healthcare provider

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The German insurer Allianz said on Monday that it has agreed to invest $59 million in American Well, a digital healthcare provider.

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BRIEF-Argos Announces $1.5 Million Equity Investment By Lummy (Hong Kong) Ltd

* ARGOS ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION EQUITY INVESTMENT BY LUMMY (HONG KONG), LTD. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Enterprise Group Announces $9.1 Million Equipment Supply And Services Agreement

* ENTERPRISE GROUP ANNOUNCES $9.1 MILLION EQUIPMENT SUPPLY AND SERVICES AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Valeritas Sees Q4 Revenue About $5.6 Million

* SAYS EXPECTS FULL YEAR 2017 REVENUE TO REACH $20 MILLION, IN LINE WITH PRIOR GUIDANCE

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BRIEF-Tocagen Estimates Cash, Cash Equivalents And Marketable Securities About $89.0 Million As Of Dec 31, 2017

* TOCAGEN SAYS ESTIMATE CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES WERE ABOUT $89.0 MILLION AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING

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Icy weather continues to grip US

Icy temperatures continue to grip the US with around a quarter of Americans under winter weather advisories Monday.

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As China restricts scrap, metal companies look to process copper abroad

BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - As China tightens restrictions on imports of foreign waste, Chinese metal recyclers and even smelters like Jiangxi Copper Co are increasingly looking to use Southeast Asian countries as an alternative location for the processing of copper scrap.

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One winning ticket sold in $570 million Powerball jackpot

(Reuters) - One Powerball ticket purchased in New Hampshire matched all six numbers for Saturday's estimated $570 million jackpot drawing, the fifth largest grand prize in the game's 15-year history, lottery officials said.

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One winner in $559 million Powerball drawing

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Winning Powerball numbers drawn for $570 million jackpot

(Reuters) - The winning numbers drawn for Saturday's estimated $570 million Powerball grand prize are: 12, 29, 30, 33, 61, and Powerball 26.

businessNews reuters.com

VW 2017 group sales rose to around 10.7 million cars, beating Toyota: Bild am Sonntag

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen group sales probably rose to around 10.7 million cars last year and kept the German behemoth ahead of Toyota as the world's largest automaker, Bild am Sonntag reported, citing in-house VW estimates.

cnn.com

Heroic tales of bravery from the winter storm

Ryan Saba and Ray Armstead went out into the winter storm to grab a bite to eat.

Copenhagen (Denmark) nytimes.com

Stolen Vodka Bottle, Said to Be Worth $1.3 Million, Is Found Drained and Dented

A thief had swiped the bottle from a pub in Denmark this past week, but it was recovered dented — and empty, the police said.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

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

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

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

J.F.K. Airport Plagued by Delays After Winter Storm

A backlog of flights has resulted in multiple delays, and frustrated passengers are taking to social media to complain.

sportsNews reuters.com

Lillehammer legacy looms large in Norwegian winter sports

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A golden generation of Norwegian athletes born in the wake of the hugely successful Lillehammer Games in 1994 head to Pyeongchang hoping to maintain their position as the most successful nation in Winter Olympic history.

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One winning ticket in Florida for Mega Millions jackpot, Powerball up next

CHICAGO (Reuters) - One ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Florida in the Mega Millions lottery jackpot of an estimated $450 million, the fourth largest in the game's history, the lottery said after Friday's drawing.

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North Korea official says likely to participate in Winter Olympics: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's representative at the International Olympic Committee said the country expects to send a figure skating pair to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month, Japan's Kyodo News reported on Saturday.

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One winner in $450 million Mega Millions drawing

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Mega Millions numbers drawn for fourth largest jackpot in game's history

(Reuters) - Mega Millions numbers were drawn on Friday for estimated an $450 million jackpot, the fourth largest jackpot prize in the game's history, according to the California Lottery.

environmentNews reuters.com

Toronto homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

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BRIEF-Syncordia Technologies And Healthcare Solutions Announces Signing Of A Debt Term Sheet For Up To $16.5 Million

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Syncordia Technologies And Healthcare Solutions Corp:

environmentNews reuters.com

Homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams eastern Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

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U.S. freezes $125 million funds for Palestinian refugees: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has frozen $125 million in funding for a U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, Axios news site reported on Friday, days after President Donald Trump threatened to withhold future aid payments to Palestinians.

environmentNews reuters.com

Cold comfort: U.S. homeless shelters overwhelmed in brutal weather

BOSTON (Reuters) - In the common room of Boston's Pine Street Inn homeless shelter, dozens of blue vinyl pads and folded-up cots stood ready on Friday for another night's rush of people fleeing the deadly cold that has gripped the region for almost two weeks.

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

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

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UPDATE 1-Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

* Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest U.S. East Coast refiner, cut rates due to the severe weather.

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Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm in the U.S. Northeast brought plunging temperatures on Friday, driving regional natural gas prices to all-time highs, disrupting refinery operations and causing electrical outages.

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BRIEF-Skyline Medical Prices Public Offering Of 2.9 Million Units At $0.95 Per Unit

* SKYLINE MEDICAL INC - PRICING OF FIRM COMMITMENT UNDERWRITTEN PUBLIC OFFERING OF 2.9 MILLION UNITS AT AN OFFERING PRICE OF $0.95 PER UNIT

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Tennis: Alerts over suspicious matches fell in 2017, says TIU

LONDON (Reuters) - Match alerts fell to a three-year low in 2017 as the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) continued to bolster its measures to protect the sport from the threat of corruption.

cnn.com

US economy added 2 million jobs in 2017

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Renault-Nissan sets up $200 million fund to tap startups: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is pooling $200 million in a new mobility tech fund, three sources said, in the latest move by major carmakers to adapt to rapid industry change by investing in startups through their own venture capital arms.

technologyNews reuters.com

Singapore fines five electronics firms $14.7 million in biggest anti-competition penalty

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Friday fined five electronics parts makers a total of S$19.5 million ($14.7 million) for price-fixing and other cartel activities, the biggest anti-competition penalty in the city-state, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) said.

Winter (Season) nytimes.com

How to Win at Winter When You Hate Winter

If you loathe winter, you’re not alone. But there are ways to get through.

businessNews reuters.com

Google eyes Chinese e-sports market with $120 million investment in Chushou

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has led a $120 million investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou, the two companies said on Friday, as the U.S. firm eyes new inroads to China where its search engine is blocked.

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U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups.

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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.

businessNews reuters.com

Southwest Airlines to pay $15 million to settle price collusion lawsuit

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Winter ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Snarls Air Traffic Up and Down East Coast

Passengers voiced frustration with airlines as more than 4,000 flights were canceled. Some waited in airports, others on the beach.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Spotify reaches 70 million subscribers

(Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify, which filed confidentially with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering on Wednesday, has 70 million subscribers, it said in a tweet on Thursday.

worldNews reuters.com

U.S. suspending more than $255 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending security assistance to Pakistan, which one official said was worth more than $255 million, until Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

nytimes.com

Asia and Australia Edition: Bannon, Weather, Macron: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

cnn.com

These are your odds of winning Powerball or Mega Millions

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. says Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on Thursday.

businessNews reuters.com

Citibank fined $70 million for anti-money laundering compliance shortcomings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. bank regulator has fined Citibank $70 million for failing to address shortcomings in its anti-money laundering policies.

businessNews reuters.com

Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 million

(Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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U.S. says Washington Amtrak train derailment damage topped $40 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Thursday that damage from a deadly December Amtrak train crash in Washington State topped $40.4 million.

worldNews reuters.com

Austria's new government plans to cut child benefits abroad

SEGGAU, Austria (Reuters) - Austria's ruling coalition of conservatives and the far right plans to cut benefit payments for children living abroad, it said on Thursday, adding that it believes the move does not break European Union rules banning discrimination.

cnn.com

Weather disrupts more than 2,800 flights

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Pacira Pharmaceuticals Reports Preliminary 2017 Revenues Of $286.6 Million

* PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS REPORTS PRELIMINARY 2017 REVENUES OF $286.6 MILLION

nytimes.com

Weather, Stephen Bannon, Intel: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

technologyNews reuters.com

Singapore's Vickers Venture targets $500 million fund late-2018, eyes biotech, nanotech, AI

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore-based Vickers Venture Partners is looking to raise its largest fund yet of up to $500 million later this year as it seeks to increase investment in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI), said its chairman, Finian Tan.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

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

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

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METALS-Cold weather heats up lead metal market

SYDNEY, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Forecasts for more frigid weather in the United States this week supported Chinese lead futures on Thursday amid expectations of seasonally strong demand and likely winter shortages. More than 80 percent of global lead consumption is for batteries mainly for autos, and the peak demand period is during the height of winter when freezing temperatures cause battery failures.

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U.S. agriculture markets jump as frigid weather blankets farm belt

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Bone-chilling cold across the U.S. farm belt riled agriculture markets at midweek as concerns over crop damage and delayed export shipments sent prices of key food commodities soaring.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

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

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

cnn.com

A bomb cyclone and other cool cold-weather terms to know this winter

If you're feeling abnormally chilly lately, go ahead and blame the bomb cyclone. It's the hottest cold-weather term at the moment, probably because it combines two already alarming words.

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BRIEF-HD Supply To Acquire A.H. Harris For About $380 Million

* HD SUPPLY ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE A.H. HARRIS

Weather nytimes.com

Hurricane-Battered South Braces for Winter Storm and Bitter Cold

The storm is expected to affect most of the East Coast and bring freezing rain and maybe snow to states as far south as Florida.

technologyNews reuters.com

Network security firm AlgoSec raises $36 million from Claridge Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Network security firm AlgoSec said on Wednesday it raised $36 million from investment firm Claridge Israel to help it expand globally.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Cme Group Reached Record Average Daily Volume Of 16.3 Million Contracts In 2017, Up 4 Percent From 2016

* CME GROUP REACHED RECORD AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME OF 16.3 MILLION CONTRACTS IN 2017, UP 4 PERCENT FROM 2016

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

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

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

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Winter storm warnings issued in Florida

Hard freeze warnings remain in effect for much of the country with winter storm warnings ranging from Boston to Florida.

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BRIEF-Zijin Mining's Unit Sells 6.48 Million Shares In Pretium Resources Inc

* SAYS UNIT SOLD 6.48 MILLION SHARES IN PRETIUM RESOURCES INC , EXPECTS INVESTMENT GAIN OF ABOUT 215 MILLION YUAN ($33.08 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2lKP1fL ($1 = 6.4990 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

environmentNews reuters.com

Eastern U.S. braces for winter storm as bitter cold remains

(Reuters) - A major winter storm will start hitting the U.S Southeast up through New England on Wednesday with freezing rain, snow and strong winds, adding to record-shattering cold that is keeping its grip on much of the eastern United States.

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No Mega Millions winning ticket; jackpot hits $418M

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METALS-China metals ease; lead gains as frigid weather persists

(Updates prices) By James Regan SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most Chinese base metals ended lower on Wednesday, while lead gained more than 1 percent as parts of the United States braced for more frigid weather. The peak demand period for lead, which is largely used to make batteries, is during the height of winter when freezing temperatures cause battery failures. Commodities traders said mixed signals were also emerging over the extent of China's demand for imported industrial me

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BRIEF-Pershing Square Holdings Proposes Sale Of Howard Hughes Corporation Stock To Help 300 Million Dollar Tender Offer By William A. Ackman

* ANNOUNCES PROPOSED SALE OF ITS HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION COMMON STOCK AND A USD 300,000,000 POTENTIAL TENDER OFFER FOR PSH SHARES BY WILLIAM A. ACKMAN AND AFFILIATES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, ice storms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least eight deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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METALS-China metals mixed; lead gains as frigid weather persists

SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Chinese base metals were mixed in early trade on Wednesday, as the most active copper contract slipped, while lead gained the sharpest as parts of the United States braced for more frigid weather. The peak demand period for lead, which is largely used to make batteries, is during winters when the freezing weather causes battery failures. Commodities traders said mixed signals were also emerging over the extent of China's demand for imported industrial metals

environmentNews reuters.com

Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least seven deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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BRIEF-Liberty Oilfield Services Inc Sees IPO Of 10.7 Million Shares Priced Between $14-$16 Per Share

* LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES INC SEES IPO OF 10.7 MILLION SHARES OF CO'S CLASS A COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $14.00 AND $16.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

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UPDATE 1-Weatherford shares plummet after company scraps OneStim venture

HOUSTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Shares of Weatherford International Plc fell 18 percent on Tuesday after the oilfield services company abandoned a proposed joint venture with Schlumberger and instead sold its hydraulic fracturing business to Schlumberger, a bigger rival.