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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. [Source]

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Check out the new 'Heathers'

Before "Mean Girls," there was "Heathers."

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Jumps Back Into the G.O.P. Health Care Debate

Urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mr. Kimmel used a favorite character to illustrate his point: the petulant barista.

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Jumps Back Into the Health Care Debate

Urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mr. Kimmel used a favorite character to illustrate his point: the petulant barista.

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Wall Street traders brace for meager paychecks as bonus season approaches

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some traders at the largest Wall Street banks are about to get big, fat zeroes for bonuses while they watch markets thrive.

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RPT-Wall Street traders brace for meager paychecks as bonus season approaches

NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Some traders at the largest Wall Street banks are about to get big, fat zeroes for bonuses while they watch markets thrive.

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Factbox: Big U.S. banks' fourth-quarter results muddied by new tax law

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported quarterly results on Thursday, rounding off an earnings season for big U.S. banks marked by across-the-board hit to profits from the U.S. tax overhaul.

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BRIEF-Intellicheck Says Appointment Of David Ullman To Board

* INTELLICHECK SAYS APPOINTMENT OF DAVID ULLMAN TO BOARD BRINGS TOTAL NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS TO SIX - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BbFItY) Further company coverage:

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The Carpetbagger: Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor Nomination

The star of “The Disaster Artist” faces accusations of sexually exploitative behavior, but the news broke after many academy members had already voted.

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Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Weighs In on the Claims Against Aziz Ansari

Ms. Bee said that Mr. Ansari, the actor and author of “Modern Romance: An Investigation,” ought to have noticed if he was making his date uncomfortable.

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China's fourth-quarter economic growth beats expectations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, helped by a rebound in the industrial sector, a resilient property market and strong export growth.

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Verizon says new U.S. tax law to increase fourth-quarter earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Wednesday the tax overhaul bill signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump late last year will result in a one-time reduction in net deferred income tax liabilities of about $16.8 billion.

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Moscow Got 6 Minutes of Sunlight in December

One internet user called the dark days in the Russian capital “Hillary’s revenge.”

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Most states don’t require that kids be checked for health issues

(Reuters Health) - - Most U.S. states don’t require that children be screened for health conditions that can affect learning, according to new research supported by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF).

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Flake says President charts a 'dangerous path' with attacks on truth, asks Congress to be a check on him

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to rebuke the President for his repeated remarks on "fake news."

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Phys Ed: How Our Bones Might Help Keep Our Weight in Check

Bones could be much more intimately involved in tracking weight and controlling appetite than was previously known.

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Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims His Approval Among Black Americans Has Doubled

According to the polling company that President Trump cited, his approval among black Americans has actually declined.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Is Skeptical About Trump’s Health Report

The White House physician on Tuesday said President Trump was in excellent health, physically and mentally. That was not the news Mr. Noah had expected.

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GE renews break-up talk as it discloses $11 billion fourth quarter hit

(Reuters) - General Electric Co again raised the prospect of breaking up the conglomerate on Tuesday as it announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws.

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Comerica's profit dips 31 pct in fourth quarter

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Comerica Inc's profit fell 31.3 percent in the fourth quarter as the Dallas-based bank took a $107-million charge to adjust deferred taxes due to new U.S. tax laws.

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GE to take $6.2 bln charge in its finance arm in fourth quarter

Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co said on Tuesday it would record an after-tax charge of $6.2 billion for the fourth quarter related to its finance arm's run-off insurance portfolio.

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Hammers Trump for His Vulgarity (Again)

President Trump disparaged Haiti and some African countries in a meeting last week, and late-night hosts won’t let him forget it.

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Review: Hipsters Double-Check Their Privilege in ‘Cute Activist’

A new comedy at the Bushwick Starr satirizes 20-somethings, gentrifiers, landlords and activists. In other words, Bushwick.

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Why you'll want to double check your paycheck in February

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BRIEF-Turquoise Hill Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Production

* TURQUOISE HILL RESOURCES LTD - ‍OYU TOLGOI MEETS 2017 PRODUCTION GUIDANCE​

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Fact-checking Trump's lottery comments

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at claims President Trump has made a few times about the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Read more at FactCheck.org

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Bidder for the Weinstein Company says bankruptcy may be best option

(Reuters) - Killer Content Inc, the movie producer that has partnered with philanthropist Abigail Disney in a consortium vying to acquire the Weinstein Company, said on Monday that a bankruptcy may be the best way forward for the U.S. film and TV studio.

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Style Q&A: It’s Time for Another ‘Star Wars’ Best Costume Oscar

The costumer designer for “The Last Jedi,” talks about Oscar snubs, Carrie Fisher and Kylo Ren’s hot pants.

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In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons

Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.

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The Operative: Kardashian Bestie Simon Huck Is Selling You Beer and Shampoo

Along with that friendship, the secrets to his success include constant phone use, regular workouts and getting up very, very early.

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Vocations: He Has a Rarity in Music: A Steady Paycheck

Joe Shadid of Reverb.com appears in the site’s videos, teaching guitar and demonstrating instruments — keeping him close to what he loves while earning a living.

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PNC Financial fourth quarter profit more than doubles

(Reuters) - PNC Financial Services Group Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest income and consumer loan growth and the U.S. regional lender also...

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Best-selling snow boots for guys and gals

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Wells Fargo adds $3.25 billion to consumer legal bill in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co set aside $3.25 billion in the fourth quarter to cover legal expenses related to probes into its mortgage and sales practices, but its 2018 cost outlook met analyst expectations as the bank tries to rebound from the scandal in its consumer banking business.

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PNC Financial profit more than doubles in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - U.S. regional lender PNC Financial Services reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher interest income and consumer loan growth.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Pans Trump’s Vulgarity, a Bleep for Other Hosts

Late-night hosts had a hard time making light of President Trump’s derogatory characterization of immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

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China's imports from North Korea plummet in December, lowest for four years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by U.N. sanctions aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

Dating and Relationships nytimes.com

Modern Love: For Best Hookup Results, Use Your Words, O.K.?

How physical desire, fake flattery and a vanishing act can make casual sex anything but casual.

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BRIEF-Allegiant Reports December 2017 Traffic

* DEC 2017 SCHEDULED SERVICE ‍LOAD FACTOR 82.0%, UP 1.4 PTS ​

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

To Lift Paychecks, Treasury Urges Companies to Act Quickly on New Tax Law

The Treasury Department took the first steps toward carrying out the $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul with the release of new tax withholding tables.

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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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U.S. producer prices fall; jobless claims up for fourth straight week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.

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PM May says working for best Brexit deal for the British people

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she is working to secure the best trade deal with the European Union after London's mayor warned that Britain could lose almost 500,000 jobs if it fails to agree a deal.

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Marks the ‘2,000th Lie’ of the Trump Administration

Referring to a lie tracker that The Washington Post has been running, Mr. Kimmel declared the moment “Lie2K.”

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LG Electronics to start operating U.S. washing machine factory in fourth-quarter 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics plans to start operating its new washing machine factory in the United States in the fourth quarter this year, its chief executive said on Thursday.

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Will enough tax be withheld from your paycheck?

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BRIEF-NFI Group Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Backlog

* NFI GROUP ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER 2017 ORDERS, BACKLOG AND 2018 OUTLOOK

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UPDATE 2-Sears raises $100 mln in new funding, sees smaller fourth quarter loss

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sears Holding Corp forecast a smaller fourth-quarter loss and said it received $100 million in new funding as it tries to shore up cash to stay afloat after years of losses.

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BRIEF-Intuitive Surgical Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2017 Results

* - PRELIMINARY Q4 2017 INSTRUMENT AND ACCESSORY REVENUE INCREASED APPROXIMATELY 18% TO APPROXIMATELY $457 MILLION

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UPDATE 1-Sears raises $100 mln in new funding, sees smaller fourth quarter loss

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it raised $100 million in new funding and forecast a smaller loss in the fourth quarter, sending its shares up as much as 5.4 percent premarket.

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Best of Late Night: James Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct Accusations in Colbert Interview

Speaking on “The Late Show,” James Franco said he had “no idea” why the actress Ally Sheedy had called him out on Twitter.

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Peterhansel stays top after eventful Dakar fourth stage

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

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BRIEF-Azul Reports December 2017 Load Factor Of 83.1 Pct

* DEC ‍PASSENGER TRAFFIC (RPKS) INCREASED 15.4% COMPARED TO DECEMBER 2016 ON A CAPACITY INCREASE (ASKS) OF 13.1%​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Boeing Reports Fourth-Quarter Deliveries

* BOEING - DELIVERIES OF 763 COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES DURING FULL YEAR 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Best friend's words add fuel to speculation

During an interview with "CBS This Morning," Oprah Winfrey's close friend Gayle King says Winfrey is "intrigued by the idea" of running for president.

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Best of Late Night: Oprah 2020? Late Night Is Intrigued

Trevor Noah compared Oprah Winfrey with President Trump. “She’s everything that he’s not,” he said. “She’s black, she’s a woman, she likes to read.”

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Checking In and Carrying On: How the Fashion Pack Packs

For fashion pros embarking on a five-city tour of men’s wear shows, the starting point is the closet, where each deploys his own packing strategy.

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REFILE-Ford's December China vehicle sales fall 9 pct

SHANGHAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's sales in China fell 9 percent in December from a year ago, following an 8 percent decline in November, the U.S. automaker said on Tuesday.

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Why doesn't the president get a thorough mental check?

With a tell-all book raising concerns about US President Trump's mental stability, there is a renewed question asking why the most powerful man in the world is not required to pass a thorough mental health exam.

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Samsung Electronics tips record fourth-quarter profit, misses expectations on strong won

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday estimated a 64 percent jump in fourth-quarter operating profit to a new record, but the guidance fell short of market expectations as the strong won and year-end bonuses dented profits.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Worst and the Dumbest

Given what Trump is doing to our government, it’s a good thing he’s a very stable genius.

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Samsung Electronics says fourth-quarter operating profit likely up 64 percent

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter operating profit likely rose 64 percent from a year earlier, falling short of market expectations.

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BRIEF-GOL Discloses Preliminary Traffic Figures For December

* GOL DISCLOSES ITS PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC FIGURES FOR DECEMBER 2017

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Fact-checking Michael Wolff

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BRIEF-United Airlines Eliminates Second Checked Bag Charges On Travel To/From China, Hong Kong

* UNITED AIRLINES OFFERS CUSTOMERS TWO FREE CHECKED BAGS ON TRAVEL TO/FROM CHINA AND HONG KONG

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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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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

There is an underlying assumption that children can be controlled if only their parents would take the trouble.

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World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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Unstoppable Shiffrin wins fourth alpine skiing race in a row

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Reuters) - Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin won her fourth race in a row on Sunday, storming to victory in the slalom at Kranjska Gora by a huge 1.64 seconds.

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UK PM May says Trump committed to best interests of United States

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she believed U.S. President Trump was committed to the best interests of the United States, when asked about an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office.

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Cornered Merkel launches talks with SPD in bid to secure fourth term

BERLIN (Reuters) - More than three months after a German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is still scrambling to form a new government and will on Sunday launch a five-day attempt to persuade the Social Democrats (SPD) to join a coalition with her conservatives.

Two Thousand Seventeen nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

Here’s what’s more important than a Trump tweet.

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Humira’s Best-Selling Drug Formula: Start at a High Price. Go Higher.

AbbVie’s anti-inflammatory drug Humira was never cheap, selling for about $19,000 a year in 2012. It’s gone up by 100 percent since then.

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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.

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Bristol-Myers sees $3 billion tax hit in fourth quarter 2017

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co will record a $3 billion charge in the fourth quarter of 2017 as a result of the U.S. tax reform law passed last month, the drugmaker said in a regulatory filing on Friday.

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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their best weekly gains in more than a year on Friday as technology stocks helped lift major indexes to records.

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Morgan Stanley to take $1.25 billion hit in fourth-quarter from tax bill

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said on Friday it would take a $1.25 billion hit in its fourth-quarter earnings due to a cut in corporate tax rate as part of the U.S. tax code overhaul.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their best weekly gains in more than a year on Friday as technology stocks helped lift major indexes to records.

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US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

* Indexes up: Dow 0.9 pct, S&P 0.7 pct, Nasdaq 0.8 pct (Updates to close)

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How to Check the Safety of a Charter Airline

The fatal crash of a flight in Costa Rica has prompted questions about how to assess the reliability of charter services. Here’s how to investigate.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for best week in more than a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were on track to post their best weekly gain in more than a year on Friday, as U.S. stocks extended their new year rally even after December U.S. job growth came in weaker than expected.

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US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for best week in more than a year

* Average hourly earnings rise 0.3 pct, in line with estimates

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Twice-weekly workouts may be best medicine for cognitive decline

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

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Wall Street shrugs off weak December jobs data, extends gains

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

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US STOCKS-Wall St shrugs off weak December jobs data, extends gains

* Average hourly earnings rise 0.3 pct, in line with estimates

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Wall Street higher as investors shrug off weak December jobs data

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

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North American truck orders jump 77pct in December - FTR

DETROIT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - North American orders for Class 8 semi-trucks jumped 77 percent in December compared with the same period in 2016, for a 77 percent full-year surge in truck sales in 2017, FTR, a company that tracks the industry, said on Friday. A strong road freight market should continue to fuel truck production in 2018, FTR said. Preliminary orders in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the big rigs that haul freight along North American highways hit 37,200, up significantly fr

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Vows: ‘Waitress’ Star Has a Tip for You: Marry Your Best Friend

Betsy Wolfe, a Broadway actress, marries Adam Krauthamer, a French horn player (who also knows how to make a good cup of coffee).

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U.S. factory orders rise for fourth straight month

(Reuters) - New orders for U.S.-made goods increased in November for a fourth straight month, but business spending on equipment appeared to be cooling after robust growth in 2017.

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Wall St higher despite weak December hiring data

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

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US STOCKS-Wall St higher despite weak December hiring data

* Average hourly earnings rise 0.3 pct, in line with estimates

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LIVE MARKETS-Bayer set for best day in a year as investors eye Monsanto deal closure

* European stocks extend rally * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data * U.S. non-farm payrolls miss Jan 5(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net BAYER SET FOR BEST DAY IN A YEAR AS INVESTORS

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Wall Street opens higher after December jobs data

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

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher after December jobs data

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened at records on Friday as investors looked beyond weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December and took support from signs of a pick-up in wage growth.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures trim gains after December jobs data

Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures trimmed gains on Friday after December payrolls data showed that U.S. job growth slowed more than expected amid a decline in retail employment.

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U.S. job growth slows in December; wages increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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Morgan Stanley to take $1.25 billion hit in the fourth quarter from the tax bill

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said on Friday it would take a $1.25 billion hit in its fourth-quarter earnings due to a cut in corporate tax rate as part of the U.S. tax code overhaul.

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These are the best of times for being single

"Marriage is a healthy estate," British physician William Farr wrote in 1858, in one of the first studies to conclude that married people were better off than their single counterparts. "The single individual is more likely to be wrecked on his voyage than the lives joined in matrimony."

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks roar into 2018 with best weekly gains since July

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks and currencies had a strong start to the year fuelled by solid growth numbers, perky commodity markets and a tepid dollar with equities on track for the best weekly performance since July.

United States Economy nytimes.com

What to Watch For in the December Jobs Report

Steady gains in employment are foreseen, but a larger question is whether wage growth will get beyond its recent sluggishness.

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How HQ Trivia Became the Best Worst Thing on the Internet

Despite a glut of glitches and questions bordering on the ridiculous, the game taps into our universal feeling of being aggrieved.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Book) nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says Trump Should Embrace ‘Fire and Fury’ Book

Mr. Noah said that President Trump ought to welcome reports that he didn’t really want to be president. In that case, Mr. Noah said, why would he collude with Russia?

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Solid U.S. job growth expected in December; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers likely maintained a brisk pace of hiring in December while increasing wages for workers amid growing confidence in the economy, which could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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WRAPUP 1-Solid U.S. job growth expected in December; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. employers likely maintained a brisk pace of hiring in December while increasing wages for workers amid growing confidence in the economy, which could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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Samsung Elec on track for record fourth quarter earnings

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected on Tuesday to forecast a record quarterly profit in the fourth quarter, as a world hungry for processing power and high-tech smartphones snaps up its semiconductors and screens.

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BRIEF-Reitmans Canada Says December Sales Fell 1.1 Pct

* DECEMBER SAME STORE SALES ROSE 0.9 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cboe Global Markets Reports Trading Volume For December And Full Year 2017

* CBOE GLOBAL MARKETS REPORTS TRADING VOLUME FOR DECEMBER AND FULL YEAR 2017

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BRIEF-Dryships Announces Delivery Of Its Fourth Very Large Gas Carrier

* DRYSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF ITS FOURTH VERY LARGE GAS CARRIER

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BRIEF-Intercontinental Exchange Reports December And Full Year Statistics 2017 Futures & Options Adv +10% Y/Y, Oi +11% Y/Y

* INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE REPORTS DECEMBER AND FULL YEAR STATISTICS; 2017 FUTURES & OPTIONS ADV +10% Y/Y, OI +11% Y/Y

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U.S. private sector adds 250,000 jobs in December, biggest rise since March

(Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 250,000 jobs in December, marking the biggest monthly increase since March, a report by ADP Research Institute showed on Thursday.

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Hot new hotels to check into in 2018

Just when you thought travel couldn't get any more luxurious, the newest batch of hotels and resorts have seriously upped the ante.

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The best diet of the year is ...

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Wants One of Trump’s ‘Corrupt Media Awards’

President Trump said on Twitter that he would be announcing awards for “dishonest” and “corrupt” members of the media. Late-night hosts are intrigued.

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BRIEF-Lovisagruvan Production In December At 3,180 Ton

* PRODUCTION IN DECEMBER AT 3,180 TON VERSUS 2,964 TON YEAR AGO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-Costco reports December sales results

* COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION REPORTS DECEMBER SALES RESULTS

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GM's China December vehicle sales up 13.1 percent year-on-year

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co's sales in China rose 13.1 percent in December from a year ago to 491,702 vehicles, having increased 13 percent in November, the company said on Thursday.

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GM's China December vehicle sales up 13.1 pct y/y

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Jan 4 (Reuters) - General Motors Co's sales in China rose 13.1 percent in December from a year ago to 491,702 vehicles, having increased 13 percent in November, the company said on Thursday.

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AmEx to post fourth-quarter loss on $2.4 billion hit from tax legislation

(Reuters) - American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a $2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales, weaker year lies ahead

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales as they look ahead to weaker sales in 2018 that will test pricing discipline in an industry where consumer discounts are already at elevated levels.

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UPDATE 2-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales, weaker year lies ahead

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales as they look ahead to weaker sales in 2018 that will test pricing discipline in an industry where consumer discounts are already at elevated levels.

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BRIEF-Mercedes-Benz USA Reports December Sales Of 35,203 Units, Up 10 Pct

* MERCEDES-BENZ USA SAYS REPORTED DEC SALES OF 35,203 UNITS, UP 10 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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UPDATE 1-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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BRIEF-Nissan Group Reports U.S. Sales of 138,226 Units In December, Down 9.5 Pct

* SAYS SOLD 138,226 UNITS IN THE U.S. IN DEC. 2017, DOWN 9.5 PERCENT FROM PRIOR YEAR

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BRIEF-Volkswagen Of America December Sales Down 18.7 Percent

* VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA - REPORTED SALES OF 30,281 UNITS DELIVERED IN DECEMBER 2017, AN 18.7 PERCENT FALL OVER DECEMBER 2016 Source text : [http://bit.ly/2lQ9G1R] Further company coverage:

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Automakers post mixed December U.S. new vehicle sales

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers on Wednesday reported mixed U.S. sales figures for December, helped in part by large consumer discounts aimed at moving vehicles off dealer lots by the end of the year.

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BRIEF-FCA US Reports 2017 December and Full-year Sales

* FCA US LLC REPORTED SALES OF 171,946 UNITS, 11 PERCENT DECREASE COMPARED WITH SALES IN DECEMBER 2016 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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LIVE MARKETS-Dark pool migration drives December volumes for exchanges -UBS

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

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Blasts Trump for Twitter Feud With Kim Jong-un

Mr. Colbert criticized the president for talking about nuclear war in what Mr. Colbert considered blasé terms.

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U.S. office vacancy rate rises in fourth quarter: Reis

(Reuters) - U.S. office vacancy rate rose to 16.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, from 16.1 percent a year earlier, rising for the first time in at least five years, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc .

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U.S. office vacancy rate rises in fourth quarter - Reis

Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. office vacancy rate rose to 16.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, from 16.1 percent a year earlier, rising for the first time in at least five years, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc.

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New U.S. tax law could impact paychecks by February

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first paychecks of 2018 will be dispatched soon, but it may be weeks or months before taxpayers and payroll processors know how the new U.S. tax laws will affect your...

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BRIEF-Interactive Brokers Group Reports Brokerage Metrics For December 2017

* INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP REPORTS BROKERAGE METRICS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR DECEMBER 2017, INCLUDES REG.-NMS EXECUTION STATISTICS

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Teargas and checkpoints as Congo tries to stop anti-government demos

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police and soldiers on Sunday set up checkpoints across the capital Kinshasa and fired teargas at opposition supporters who had gathered outside a church to protest against President Joseph Kabila.

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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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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican shares end 2017 with best performance in 5 years

By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Mexican shares posted their biggest gains in five years in 2017 as concerns about potential damage from U.S. Donald Trump's policies waned, while Chilean stocks had their best performance since 2010 following the election of a pro-business president. Mexico's S&P/BMV IPC rose 1.01 percent on Friday, as strong corporate earnings helped the index increase 8.1 percent overall in 2017 despite concerns surrounding the ongoing talks to re

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Children's makeup kits pulled over asbestos

The international retailer Claire's Stores Inc. said it took nine makeup products off the shelves following a report by CNN affiliate WJAR-TV that tremolite asbestos was found in the makeup.

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Fact Check: 10 Falsehoods From Trump’s Interview With The Times

The inaccurate statements covered the Russia investigation, health care, immigration and the president’s following on social media.

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Best-selling mystery writer dies of cancer

Sue Grafton, the best-selling mystery writer who penned 25 novels with alphabet-based titles, starting with "A Is for Alibi" and ending with "Y Is for Yesterday," has died after a bout with cancer, her daughter, Jamie Clark, said Friday in a social media post.

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Sue Grafton, Best-Selling Mystery Author, Dies at 77

Ms. Grafton was best known for her so-called alphabet novels, featuring the detective Kinsey Millhone, which began with “A Is for Alibi” in 1982.

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UPDATE 2-European shares score best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

* UK's FTSE, Spain's IBEX lag in 2017 (Adds details, closing prices)

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The Best Opera Recording Ever Is Maria Callas Singing ‘Tosca.’ Hear Why.

These 10 clips show why a riveting 1953 version of Puccini’s opera deserves its status as one of the finest classical albums ever made.

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Gold breaks above $1,300/oz on way to best year since 2010

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold hit its highest in 2-1/2 months on Friday and remained on track for its biggest annual rise since 2010 as a wilting dollar, political tensions and receding concerns over the impact of U.S. interest rate hikes fed into its rally.

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BRIEF-Azure Power Global Files To Withdraw Form F-3 Filed With U.S. SEC On December 20

* AZURE POWER GLOBAL LTD FILES TO WITHDRAW FORM F-3 FILED WITH U.S. SEC ON DECEMBER 20 - SEC FILING

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Analysis: The best candidate of 2017

In 2017, two states -- Virginia and New Jersey -- chose new governors. There were seven special elections in the House and one big one -- Alabama -- in the Senate. Big cities like New York, Atlanta and Boston held mayoral elections.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, currencies enjoy best year since 2009

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Robust economic growth, a soft dollar and subdued borrowing costs helped emerging stocks race towards the 2017 finishing line on Friday as the year's best performing asset class, while many currencies also looked back on solid gains.

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UPDATE 1-European shares set for best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

* UK's FTSE, Spain's IBEX lag in 2017 (Adds detail and quote, updates prices)

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European shares set for best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - European stocks steadied in early deals on Friday, the final trading day of the year, and were set to record their strongest year of gains since 2013 thanks to a surge among tech stocks and a robust resources sector.

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Shanghai cautions on products from scandal-hit Kobe Steel, tightens checks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai has issued a warning on the safety of metal products manufactured by scandal-hit Japanese firm Kobe Steel Ltd and strengthened scrutiny measures, state-owned Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the city's inspection body.

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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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Fact check: Trump incorrectly claims he's 'signed more legislation than anybody'

President Donald Trump touted his economic and legislative achievements in front of Florida firefighters on Wednesday -- but again stretched his comments too far for the facts.

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Tennis: Ferderer plans to keep expectations in check for 2018

(Reuters) - Roger Federer did not know what to expect when he touched down in Australia in 2017.

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18 best places to visit in 2018

Planning your 2018 vacation and starting to think about just going back to that place you went last year with the OK-ish beach and the mediocre cocktails?

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U.S. apartment vacancy rate up slightly in fourth quarter: Reis

(Reuters) - The U.S. apartment vacancy rate increased marginally in the fourth quarter from the third as supply exceeded demand, according to a report from Reis Inc.

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U.S. apartment vacancy rate up slightly in fourth quarter - Reis

Dec 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. apartment vacancy rate increased marginally in the fourth quarter from the third as supply exceeded demand, according to a report from Reis Inc.

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Checkmate: Israelis not granted visas for Saudi chess tournament

Chess tournaments, for better or worse, don't usually command international headlines.

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The Best Uses of Color in T This Year

Some of the most vibrant images of 2017 include a fiery orange and marigold dim sum parlor, and floral Balenciaga dresses photographed at the fashion house’s archives.

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

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

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Best of Late Night: Late-Night TV in 2017: Trump, Russia, Weinstein and More

The first year of President Trump’s administration provided considerable fodder for hosts.

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BRIEF-Arris International, Units, Bank Of America, Other Lender Parties Entered Fourth Amendment

* ARRIS INTERNATIONAL - ON DEC 20, CO, UNITS, BANK OF AMERICA, OTHER LENDER PARTIES ENTERED FOURTH AMENDMENT TO JUNE 18, 2015 AMENDED & RESTATED CREDIT FACILITY

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Cities sue Pentagon over background checks

The cities of New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco are suing the Department of Defense for failing to consistently report convictions to a federal database that is checked before firearms purchases.

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U.S. cities sue military over gun background-check system

(Reuters) - The cities of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia have sued the U.S. Department of Defense to make it fix its system for reporting conviction records to a database used for background checks on gun buyers.

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Best friends' discovery after 60 years

Two men in Hawaii, who have been friends for 60 years, find out that they are actually biological brothers.

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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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Kremlin: Must check if Navalny election boycott call complies with law

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Calls by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to boycott next year's presidential elections need to be carefully studied to see whether they comply with the law, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.

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Santorum: Praise best way to sway Trump

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) says praise is the best path to influence the President Trump.

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An investor's best friend: China's booming pet market sparks deals

PINGYANG, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Li Mingjie is a pet industry investor's dream. The 23-year-old e-commerce worker spares little expense to make his pooch happy.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

The Best Wedding-Proposal Stories in 2017

These couples did it right — and at least one of them has the emergency room visit to prove it.

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The Best Poetry of 2017

Our columnist David Orr picks 10 favorites.

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U.S. December auto sales seen down 2.6 percent: J.D. Power and LMC

(Reuters) - The pace of U.S. vehicle sales is set to slow for the third straight month in December despite aggressive discounts from manufacturers, according to industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

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Strong U.S. consumer, business spending bolster fourth quarter growth picture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending accelerated in November and shipments of key capital goods orders increased for the 10th straight month, the latest signs of strong momentum in the economy as the year winds down.

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The Best Rooms in T in 2017

This year, the most stunning (and unique) homes we’ve featured included a Fire Island kit house, an Italian castle and an all-gray apartment in Copenhagen.

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Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Calls Out Trump for Saying He ‘Repealed Obamacare’

Mr. Meyers said that if the president believes he repealed Obamacare, he could be gaslighted into thinking he’s already served a full two terms.

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Don't miss these best news photos of the week

Take a look at 34 photos of the week from December 15 through December 21.

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7 best boutique hotels in Las Vegas

A great hotel room is the foundation of an epic visit to Las Vegas.

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It's the world's best new luxury hotel of 2017

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Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Looks for Omens in Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem

The host of “Full Frontal” said, “Of course Armageddon is the one thing that Trump happens to get done with absolute precision.”

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Dying for a paycheck: the Russian civilians fighting in Syria

ORENBURG, Russia (Reuters) - When Vladimir Kabunin signed up as a private military contractor, he saw a chance to make a wage much higher than any he could earn in his provincial Russian hometown.

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Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims to Have ‘Repealed Obamacare’

The repeal of the individual mandate in the tax bill, despite President Trump’s claim, does not amount to a repeal of the entire health care law.

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Will Americans feel tax cuts in their paychecks?

Our political panel weighs in on the GOP tax reform bill.

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With small caps, best to be choosy after U.S. tax overhaul

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors have seen small-cap stocks as having the most to gain from a tax code overhaul ever since the 2016 U.S. election, but with a bill on the brink of Congress approval, analysts warned not all small names will benefit equally.

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The 30 Best Fashion Images That Appeared in T This Year

Some of 2017’s greatest hits, which took us from Rockaway Beach to the Dior archives.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Best Parts of a Dreadful Tax Bill

There aren’t many, but they do exist.

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says the Tax Bill Is Actually Meant as Punishment

Mr. Fallon joked that the broadly unpopular G.O.P. tax overhaul is “payback for the majority of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.”

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Economic Scene: How Care for Elders, Not Children, Denies Women a Paycheck

The focus on child care may conceal a bigger barrier to female participation in the labor force: tending to the growing ranks of aging family members.

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Check out the female A-listers in first 'Ocean's 8' trailer

"Ocean's 8" has female star power. The feminine twist on the "Ocean's" franchise stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna and more. HLN's Melissa Knowles tells all.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah, Reflecting on the ‘Paradox’ of Trump, Bids Goodbye to 2017

In a year-end special, Mr. Noah said that while President Trump’s conduct worried him, “I also wake up knowing he’s going to make me laugh.”

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The Best Toys That Teach Kids How to Code

There are dozens of coding toys on the market. Here are 10 of the best, and how our test kids responded.

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BRIEF-Morgan Stanley Reports 5.2 Pct Passive Stake In Apptio As Of December 07, 2017

* MORGAN STANLEY REPORTS 5.2 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN APPTIO INC AS OF DECEMBER 07, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2kHdUra] Further company coverage:

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Car rams through checkpoint at UK air base

The UK Ministry of Defence says a suspect has been apprehended after attempting to force a car through a checkpoint at the RAF Mildenhall, a UK airbase used by US troops.

Two Thousand Seventeen nytimes.com

The 10 Best Quotes, as Told to T, in 2017

Jay-Z on believing in people, Amy Adams’s knock-knock joke, Nicki Minaj on proving herself — and more.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

The Checkup: The Truck Gene

Why do some children find some particular topic fascinating — like dinosaurs, pirates, bugs or trucks — while others are completely unmoved?

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Best moments from CNN Heroes gala

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Checking In on ESPN’s Big Bet on Boxing. (Yes, Boxing.)

The Lomachenko-Rigondeaux fight showed how ESPN and Top Rank will try to make boxing a thing again.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 15) - Quantico

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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The Best Art Books of 2017

The Times’s art critics select their favorite art books (and books about art) of the year.

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The Best Live Jazz Performances of 2017

From Winter Jazzfest to the Newport Jazz Festival, our critic’s list of outstanding concert experiences.

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The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017

Our critics and writers choose their favorite albums of the year, including a new “Rigoletto,” Philip Glass piano works, and free-jazz arrangements.