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Republicans in Congress rush to gain support to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts on Thursday to round up the votes needed to pass a temporary extension in government funding and prevent a shutdown looming at week's end.

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Czech PM Babis, wary of who becomes president, rushes to form new government

PRAGUE (Reuters) - New Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is rushing to form a new government, possibly by the end of February, before a new presidential term begins.

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Apple: We'll pay $38B in taxes and add 20,000 jobs in US

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UPDATE 7-Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 bln in foreign cash taxes

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 6-Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 bln in foreign cash taxes

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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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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Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Exclusive: Trump considers big 'fine' over China intellectual property theft

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States was considering a big "fine" as part of a probe into China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against China.

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Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country.

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Apple plans second U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Apple to pay $38 billion in U.S. taxes on foreign cash, open new campus

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday said it will make about $38 billion in tax payments on its overseas cash and plans to open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan.

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UPDATE 1-Apple to pay $38 bln in U.S. taxes on foreign cash, open new campus

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Apple Inc will make about $38 billion in U.S. tax payments on its $252.3 billion in overseas cash in accordance with the tax law passed late last month, the company said on Wednesday.

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Fearing DACA’s Return May Be Brief, Immigrants Rush to Renew

With the government temporarily blocked from ending the immigration program, some lined up to file applications before circumstances changed again.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Unbuttoned: Airbrushing Meets the #MeToo Movement. Guess Who Wins.

CVS, the pharmaceutical giant, bans airbrushing of models.

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HNA wins loan deadline extension to proceed with Hong Kong property project

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA Group's [HNAIR.UL] Hong Kong International Investment unit has negotiated a six-month deadline extension for a loan linked to a land parcel in Hong Kong as its parent contends with growing debt challenges.

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Erdogan says Turkey will crush 'terror army' in northern Syria

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the United States was trying to create a "terror army" on Turkey's southern frontier by training a Syrian border force including Kurdish militia, and pledged to crush the force before it came into being.

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Erdogan says Turkey will crush Kurdish militia in Afrin

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey's military incursion in northern Syria's Idlib province would crush Kurdish militia forces that control the neighboring region of Afrin.

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RPT-EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks brush off S&P downgrade; Mexican peso recovers

(Repeats with no change to headline or text) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark index remained flat on Friday to hew close to its recent record high, shrugging off a sovereign ratings downgrade by Standard & Poor's, while Mexico's peso gained on market optimism that key trade talks will continue. S&P on Thursday cut Brazil's credit rating deeper into junk territory as doubts grew about a presidential election in October and a push to trim its costl

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks brush off S&P downgrade; Mexican peso recovers

(Updates prices, adds details on Mexican peso) By Bruno and Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark index remained flat on Friday to hew close to its recent record high, shrugging off a sovereign ratings downgrade by Standard & Poor's, while Mexico's peso gained on market optimism that key trade talks will continue. S&P on Thursday cut Brazil's credit rating deeper into junk territory as doubts grew about a presidential election in October and a push to trim its

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German property developer Instone targets March IPO: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German residential property developer Instone Real Estate is targeting a flotation on the Frankfurt stock exchange in March, adding to a growing pipeline of spring listings in...

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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole: experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.

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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole -experts

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.

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Lower taxes and tight labor market prompt Walmart to hike U.S. wages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Stores Inc will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the U.S. tax code and competes for low wage workers in a tight labor market.

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Marijuana taxes and a surplus expected to boost California budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown will propose his final state budget on Wednesday, setting out a spending blueprint that last year topped $125 billion and marking the first time the state's coffers will be bolstered from sales taxes on marijuana.

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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

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'Fire and Fury' publisher is rushing to print more books

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?

Stefan Buck created bank accounts for dozens of Americans hiding money from tax collectors. The U.S. tried to hold him personally accountable.

Taxation nytimes.com

Taxes as Charity? New Jersey Towns Try to Elude G.O.P. Tax Law

Three mayors said they would create charitable trusts as a workaround for residents hurt by the measure’s cap on state and local tax deductions.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Systematic Crushing of a #MeToo Pioneer

In 1930s Hollywood, Patricia Douglas tried to stand up to her rapist, and was destroyed. If only she’d lived to see her legacy.

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Publisher rushes 'Fire and Fury' to sellers

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - A small fire broke out on Wednesday at a structure used by the Secret Service behind the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, the agency said.

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BRIEF-INC Research Says CFO Greg Rush Resigned

* - JASON MEGGS WILL ACT AS INTERIM CFO, BEGINNING APRIL 30, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Firefighters put out blaze at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - Firefighters put out a blaze on Wednesday at a Secret Service building on the property of the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, police and a Clinton spokesman said.

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

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

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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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UPDATE 1-Property reinsurance rates rise less than expected

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Global property reinsurance prices have risen less than expected in the key Jan. 1 renewal season, with strong competition limiting increases to single digit percentages following a record year of losses, brokers said on Tuesday.

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Global property reinsurance prices up 0-7.5 pct- Willis Re

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Global property reinsurance prices have risen by up to 7.5 percent in the latest renewal season, reinsurance broker Willis Re said on Tuesday, lagging some expectations after one of the worst-ever years for losses.

Soccer nytimes.com

On Soccer: In a Top-Heavy Premier League, More Teams Rush to the Bunker

The dominance of the league’s top six teams this season has led to a pattern of dull matches in which their opponents sit back and desperately try to defend all game.

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UPDATE 1-UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism, minister says

* Google's YouTube says doing more every day on issue (Adds comments from Facebook, YouTube)

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UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism, minister says

LONDON, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalising people or helping them to prepare attacks, the country's security minister said.

Water nytimes.com

Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

Driven by misgivings about how tap water is treated, start-ups are turning to springs and the air for purer sources — and drawing an elite audience.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017) nytimes.com

Last-Minute Rush to Prepay Taxes Gives Way to Confusion and Anger

The I.R.S. called into question a strategy of prepaying property taxes before the new tax law goes into effect. That could be just the beginning of the confusion.

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On Money: Prepaying Property Taxes? Your Bank May Make You an Audit Risk

For some taxpayers making a last-minute prepayment of property tax, their bank’s filing with the I.R.S. may not match their tax return.

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Afghanistan, Roy Moore, Property Taxes: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Rushing to pay taxes? New law spurs confused pre-payment push

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y./FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (Reuters) - Americans scrambling to prepay 2018 state and local taxes before year end may not get the federal deductions they hoped for, but that did not slow the rush on Thursday in some of the nation's highest-taxed municipalities.

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Your pre-paid property tax questions answered

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BRIEF-Thin Film Electronics Says ‍Xerox Corp Will Acquire Certain Thinfilm Memory Intellectual Property​

* ‍XEROX CORP. WILL ACQUIRE CERTAIN THINFILM MEMORY(TM) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY​

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Prepaying Your Property Taxes? I.R.S. Cautions It Might Not Pay Off

Homeowners have raced to prepay property taxes before the new tax law takes effect. But in new guidance, the I.R.S. said the strategy wouldn’t work in many cases.

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Disneyland in California hit by power outage amid holiday rush

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

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

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

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People line up to pay property taxes early

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Homeowners rush to pre-pay property taxes

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BRIEF-Hi-Crush Partners Announces Successful Refinancing Transactions And Unit Repurchase Program Update

* HI-CRUSH PARTNERS LP ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL REFINANCING TRANSACTIONS AND UNIT REPURCHASE PROGRAM UPDATE

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Attackers torch Democratic Republic of Congo president's property

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A home belonging to Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been attacked and a policeman died in the incident, local lawmakers and U.N. sponsored radio said on Monday.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

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

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

New York Times nytimes.com

Bulletin Board: Readers React to Glenn Thrush’s Punishment; We Respond

A Times editor sheds more light on how the newsroom investigation reached its conclusion about the reporter Glenn Thrush.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

With a Friday Deadline, G.O.P. Lawmakers Rush to Avoid a Government Shutdown

House Republican leaders released a plan that would extend funding through Jan. 19 while punting fights over immigration and surveillance into next year.

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Pope says foes make reforming Vatican as hard as cleaning Sphinx with toothbrush

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis issued a stinging new critique of the Vatican's top administration on Thursday, saying "traitors" stood in the way of his reforms and made any change as hard as cleaning Egypt's Sphinx "with a toothbrush".

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As Overdoses Mount, Cities and Counties Rush to Sue Opioid Makers

A federal judge in Ohio will oversee at least 189 of the cases filed by local governments against companies that make or distribute prescription opioids.

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BRIEF-Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Sells 14-Property Data Center Portfolio For $750 Mln

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Carter Validus Mission Critical Reit Inc :

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Glenn Thrush, Suspended Times Reporter, to Resume Work but Won’t Cover White House

Mr. Thrush, who was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, will no longer cover the White House when he returns from his suspension in late January, The Times said.

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Blackstone buys Taliesin Property Fund in 260 million euro deal

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. investment firm Blackstone said on Wednesday it had clinched an all cash deal to buy real estate specialist Taliesin Property Fund in its latest push into European real estate.

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Trump aides hope win on taxes will stem slide in poll numbers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Near the end of President Donald Trump's rocky first year in office, White House aides view imminent victory on a tax overhaul as a starting point to strengthen his weak approval ratings ahead of key congressional elections next November.

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Analysis: Donald Trump is never going to release his taxes

Sometime Wednesday, President Donald Trump will sign into law a massive overhaul of the US tax system -- a reordering of who pays what (and why) the likes of which we haven't seen since the Bush tax cut in 2001.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

G.O.P. Nears Triumph on Taxes as House Passes Bill

After the House approved the tax rewrite, the first significant legislative achievement of the Trump presidency was within reach for Republicans.

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Schatz: Revote shows GOP tax bill rushed

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) said he believes President Trump's GOP tax bill House of Representatives revote will result in the same outcome as the initial passing vote.

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BRIEF-Shamaran Petroleum Says Taqa Atrush BV Has Received $10.7 Mln As Payment Towards Sept 2017 Crude Oil Deliveries From Atrush License

* SHAMARAN PETROLEUM - TAQA ATRUSH BV HAS RECEIVED $10.7 MILLION AS PAYMENT TOWARDS SEPT 2017 CRUDE OIL DELIVERIES FROM ATRUSH LICENSE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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How Prepaying State and Local Taxes Could Save You Money

The tax bill bans 2017 deductions for prepayment of 2018 state income tax. But the rules differ for prepaid property taxes and fourth-quarter income taxes.

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Stocks surge over Wall Street's Christmas gift -- a bill cutting corporate taxes that Trump could sign this week

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

European Regulators Open Investigation Into Ikea’s Taxes

The European Commission is concerned that tax rulings in the Netherlands may have allowed the retailer to pay less tax and gain an advantage.

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As California fires blaze, homeowners fear losing insurance

(Reuters) - California homeowners and regulators have a new fear about wildfires ravaging the state: that insurers will drop coverage.

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German Vonovia climbs property ladder with $6.1 billion Buwog deal

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Vonovia , Germany's biggest residential property company, has agreed to buy Austrian counterpart Buwog in a cash deal valuing the latter at 5.2 billion euros ($6.12 billion), the two companies said on Monday.

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BRIEF-TSMC's Nanjing Subsidiary Acquires Property Assets Worth T$786 Million

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd :

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U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax...

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What GOP tax bill will mean for homeowners

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

News Analysis: File Your Taxes on a Postcard? A G.O.P. Promise Marked Undeliverable

The tax bill on the cusp of being passed by Congress is not the grand simplification of the code that Republicans promised when they set out to eliminate tax breaks and cut the number of tax brackets.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Homeowners Have Had It Good. Too Good, Says the Tax Bill.

The tax code has long offered rewards for buying rather than renting, an equation that has troubled some economists — and that the Republican bill upends.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

House Intelligence Panel Is Rushing to Complete Russia Probe

With key interviews shoehorned into next week before the holiday break, the House Intelligence Committee appears to be rushing its Russia probe to an end.

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Australia cobalt rush accelerates on electric vehicle demand, DRC troubles

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia, home to the world's second-biggest cobalt reserves, is seeing a rush of interest in projects still years from production as makers of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) seek supplies of the metal from a more costly but less risky source than top miner, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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U.S. bill to allow property and income or sales tax deductions: key lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee indicated on Thursday that a Republican tax bill will allow property and income or sales taxes to be deducted under the state and local income tax deduction.

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Australia's population growth outpaces world as migrants rush in

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's population is expanding at the fastest pace in the developed world as skilled migrants flock to the resource-rich nation, a fillip to economic growth overall but perhaps also a source of puzzling weakness in wages.

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BRIEF-Canadian Mining cancels Ghana gold property acquisition

* CANADIAN MINING CORP. CANCELS GHANA GOLD PROPERTY ACQUISITION

Voting and Voters nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Scam I Am: Why is the G.O.P. Rushing This Tax Abomination?

It’s bad politics as well as bad policy, but Republicans either don’t get that or don’t care

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Trump on taxes: Simplifying a broken system

President Trump gives remarks after House and Senate Republicans reach a compromise on their tax overhaul.

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Republicans rush to nail down tax deal as Trump readies final push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to hammer out a final tax bill, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make his closing arguments in a speech promoting the party's plan to slash taxes for corporations and wealthy Americans.

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Republicans propose to delay, pause Obamacare taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans proposed on Tuesday to delay or suspend several taxes under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, including a tax on medical devices and the so-called "Cadillac" tax on generous health insurance plans.

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European property giant makes $16 billion bet on U.S. shopping malls

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to counter online shopping.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes

Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth “models” with no basis in reality.

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Explosion in extremely busy area during rush hour

Police are responding to an explosion at the New York Port Authority bus terminal.

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Exclusive: U.S. mall owner GGP rejects Brookfield Property's $14.8 billion offer - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - GGP Inc , one of the largest owners and operators of U.S. shopping centers, has rejected a $14.8 billion buyout offer from its biggest shareholder, Brookfield Property Partners LP , people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-Congolese lower house adopts new mining code that increases taxes

DAKAR, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The Congolese lower house of parliament has adopted a new mining code that will increase taxes and royalties, two members of parliament and an aide to the speaker said.

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Soccer: Japanese and North Korean fans brush off 'irrelevant' politics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and North Korea met on Saturday in what had the potential to be a tumultuous soccer match but spectators largely shrugged off the tensions between the two countries and focused on supporting their teams.

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BRIEF-Liberty Property Trust Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.40 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.40 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over 'inappropriate behavior' report

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct.

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BRIEF-Four Corners Property Trust Acquires Longhorn Steakhouse Restaurant Property For $1.5 Mln

* FCPT ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE RESTAURANT PROPERTY FOR $1.5 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Norway wealth fund in first Asia property deal with Tokyo acquisition

OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has made its first real estate investment in Asia by acquiring a 70 percent stake in five properties in Tokyo and hopes to do more property deals in the Japanese capital, it said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Norway wealth fund makes first Asia property deal with Tokyo acquisition

OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Norway's $1-trillion sovereign wealth fund has made its first real estate investment in Asia by acquiring a 70-percent stake in five properties in Tokyo, it said on Friday.

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Norway wealth fund makes first Asia property deal with Tokyo acquisition

OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has made its first real estate investment in Asia by acquiring a 70-percent stake in five properties in Tokyo, it said on Friday.

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Democratic lawmakers question Kushner on New York property: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wrote to Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, asking whether in his talks with foreign officials he had ever discussed financing for a deeply indebted Kushner Companies property in Manhattan.

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BRIEF-Walker & Dunlop Arranges Financing For $42.4 Mln, Five-Property Portfolio In New York And Michigan

* FINANCING FOR $42.4 MILLION, FIVE-PROPERTY PORTFOLIO IN NEW YORK AND MICHIGAN ARRANGED BY WALKER & DUNLOP

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My taxes probably are going up. Are yours?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - No matter what version of the U.S. tax overhaul being considered by Congress becomes law, it looks like I am going to be paying more in taxes next year.

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Kellyanne Conway, Cuomo spar on taxes

Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway and CNN's Chris Cuomo debate who benefits from the GOP tax plan.

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China's HNA Group to sell overseas property, dispose non-core assets - 21st Century Business Herald

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - HNA Group Co Ltd's Chief Executive Officer Adam Tan said the aviation-to-financial services conglomerate is negotiating to sell overseas real estate as part of a strategic streamlining, according to an interview published by 21st Century Business Herald.

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Gundlach says 'strange environment' to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach, who voted for President Donald Trump, warned on Tuesday that it is a "strange environment" to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes...

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

The #MeToo Moment: Dream Crushers

Dream crushers, how to break a sexual harassment story and more on the scandals roiling our society.

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BRIEF-Craft Brew Alliance Enters Agreement To Sell Woodinville Property For $24.5 Million

* CRAFT BREW ALLIANCE ENTERS AGREEMENT TO SELL WOODINVILLE PROPERTY FOR $24.5 MILLION

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Special Report: Hidden peril awaits China's banks as property binge fuels mortgage fraud frenzy

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Zhu Chenxia bought a flat early last year from Lei Yarong in the up-market Nanshan district of China's southern metropolis of Shenzhen, the two women drew up three purchase agreements to cover the deal.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Rushed Bill Goes Far Beyond Taxation

Republicans are confident that final tax legislation will be sent to President Trump by the end of this month. But there is more to it than a tax overhaul.

cnn.com

The GOP's rush to tax cuts was brainless

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BRIEF-Berkadia Arranges About $1 Bln Financing For Beacon Multifamily Property Portfolio Deal

* ARRANGED FINANCING OF NEARLY $1 BILLION FOR ACQUISITION OF BEACON MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY PORTFOLIO Source text for Eikon:

Opera nytimes.com

Review: John Adams Mines Gold Rush History for His New Opera

In “Girls of the Golden West,” a collaboration with Peter Sellars at San Francisco Opera, the music is haunting but the drama is stilted.

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Macy's hires more workers after Black Friday rush

(Reuters) - Macy's Inc said on Friday it had a strong start to the holiday shopping season and would hire an additional 7,000 temporary workers for its stores to deal with heavy customer numbers in the run up to Christmas.

sportsNews reuters.com

Seattle crush Houston to reach MLS Cup final

(Reuters) - The Seattle Sounders eased to a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the second leg of their Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's MLS Cup final against Toronto FC.

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BRIEF-Rush Enterprises, Inc. Adopts $40 Million Stock Repurchase Program

* RUSH ENTERPRISES, INC. ADOPTS $40 MILLION STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Banks face contract repapering rush to retain clients after Brexit

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Banks in London are preparing to move hundreds of thousands of contracts they expect to be rendered invalid by Brexit to continental Europe, in a process known as "repapering", marking a major step in their adjustment plans.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Trump, Taxes and Twitter

We look at President Trump’s role in the Republican tax plan and at the furor he set off by sharing extremist videos.

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UPDATE 1-Australia's new gold rush lures prospectors Down Under

SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada-based Kirkland Lake Gold listed its shares on the Australia bourse on Thursday after investing millions of dollars and joining dozens of other prospectors in a modern-day gold rush.

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Australia's new gold rush lures prospectors Down Under

SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada-based Kirkland Lake Gold will list its shares on the Australia bourse on Thursday after investing millions of dollars and joining dozens of other prospectors in a modern-day gold rush.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: The Senate is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

This is no way to handle a complex piece of legislation, and the Republicans must know it.

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GOP working on a trigger to automatically raise taxes

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Wavering Senators Buy Trump’s Assurances on Taxes. Really.

Senators who voiced concerns about the tax bill say everything will be fine because Trump said so. Then he sold them land in the Everglades.

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Non-drop shop: Christmas tree farmer prepares for seasonal rush

COLCHESTER, England (Reuters) - With Christmas around the corner, Wick Farm in Colchester, eastern England, is gearing up by harvesting its crop of fir trees.

cnn.com

Why the House tax plan could crush grad students

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Republican Victory May Rest Once Again With McCain, This Time on Taxes

After sinking his party’s hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, the Republican from Arizona may hold the fate of a tax overhaul in his hands.

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BRIEF-Starwood Property Trust prices private offering of unsecured senior notes

* Starwood Property Trust prices private offering of unsecured senior notes

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

How a $250 Break for Teachers Explains a House-Senate Divide on Taxes

House Republicans, seeking to clean up the tax code and expand tax rate cuts, voted to eliminate a deduction for teacher spending. The Senate bill would double it.

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From taxes to a spy program, Republicans under pressure as year-end agenda looms

It's the end of a year that has left Republicans with little to show for their sweeping control of the government -- and now, it's crunch time.

Salmon nytimes.com

Opinion: A Gold Rush in Salmon Country

Thanks to Trump, a mining project that threatened fish is back in play.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.

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China must enhance protection of intellectual property rights: Premier Li

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It is strategically important for China's economy that the country enhances protection of intellectual property rights, the state news agency Xinhua quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying, as the cabinet promised to improve regulations.

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Thanksgiving travel rush

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan

Some economists say the Republican bills, by curbing or eliminating key deductions, could hurt property values, raise mortgage rates and reduce sales.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: ‘The Wolves’ Are Back in a Rush of Combustible Energy

Sarah DeLappe’s remarkably assured first play, a group portrait of a girls’ soccer team, is now at Lincoln Center Theater.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

After House Vote on Taxes, Spotlight Shifts to Undecided Senators

The fate of the tax overhaul now hinges on a handful of undecided senators, and Senate Republican leaders cannot afford to lose more than two of their members.

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Trump: Healthcare, infrastructure, welfare reforms up next after taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to take up healthcare, infrastructure and welfare reform issues soon after Republicans' tax overhaul is finalized, which the party has pledged to complete by the end of the year.

Thrush, Glenn nytimes.com

Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

The Times on Monday suspended Mr. Thrush, who has covered the Trump administration for the newspaper, after the website Vox published a report accusing him of acting inappropriately toward women.

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METALS-Copper edges higher on upturn in China property prices

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Adds prices, dollar, Vale, nickel supply)

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Parents sue after kid is crushed at restaurant

The family of a 5-year-old boy who died after being crushed in a rotating restaurant atop a downtown Atlanta tower has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant, its owners and staff.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

There is no easy fix for Republican leaders now, whether their bill passes or fails.

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Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brew

ANKARA (Reuters) - Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Senate Plan Would Raise Taxes on the Poor, a Report Says

The nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation said an amended Senate tax bill would effectively raise taxes on low-income Americans by 2021.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Taxes! Trump! Turkey!

Next month, he’ll pardon Congress.

Amazon.com Inc nytimes.com

Amazon Sellers Brood as States Come Calling for Taxes

Most third-party sellers on Amazon do not collect sales tax. States, thirsty for the millions of dollars in unpaid revenue, are coming for the money.

cnn.com

By combining Obamacare with taxes, GOP goes for it all

Despite nearly a year's worth of heartache, Republicans can't quit trying to repeal Obamacare.

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Jeff Sessions, Taxes, Roy Moore: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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3 tax changes that would affect homeowners

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Indonesians rush to save beached sperm whales

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials and fishermen on Monday were trying to save a pod of 12 huge sperm whales that washed up on a beach at the northern tip of Sumatra island, a conservationist said.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Editorial: The Right Way to Cut Corporate Taxes

Here’s why the Republican tax plans are such a boondoggle.

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paradise Papers Show How Misguided the G.O.P. Is on Taxes

We don’t need to make it easier for companies to bilk us.

cnn.com

The modern gold rush that's destroying the Amazon

One autumn day in 2009, the price of gold topped $1,000 an ounce.

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'House of Cards' rushing to rewrite show's end

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BRIEF-Firm Capital Property Trust announces third quarter results

* Firm Capital Property Trust announces third quarter results

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BRIEF-New York REIT to sell property at 333 West 34(th) Street for $255 million

* New York REIT, Inc. enters into contract to sell its 333 west 34th street property

cnn.com

The biggest day for Republicans on taxes yet

The House ways and means committee is expected to approve the Republican tax bill Thursday, setting it up for a House floor vote next week. The Senate finance panel will also introduce its major tax plan tenets Thursday, setting it up for committee consideration next week.

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WH: Trump will reject any tax plan that raises taxes on middle class

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BRIEF-Proreit enters binding agreement to acquire 19-property portfolio

* PROREIT announces major expansion with binding agreement to acquire 19-property portfolio anchored primarily by Rexall pharmacies

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Mulvaney: WH won't sign onto a bill that raises middle-class taxes

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney pledged Wednesday night that President Donald Trump would reject a tax proposal that raised taxes for the middle class.

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What we know about Trump's taxes

President Donald Trump has said that his tax plan will raise his own taxes. CNN's Erin Burnett looks at what we know--and don't know--about Trump's taxes.

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Federer advises Murray not to rush back too quickly

(Reuters) - Roger Federer believes Andy Murray should follow his lead by ensuring he does not rush back to competitive action too quickly following the Scot's injury-ruined season.

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Thai property developer Sansiri expands into hospitality, media overseas

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Sansiri Pcl said on Wednesday it would invest $80 million in overseas markets, including a 35 percent stake purchase in a U.S.-based hotel chain, as the Thai real estate developer seeks to expand beyond its core business.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Republican Plan Would Raise Taxes on Millions

The Republican tax bill would cut taxes on average, but it would raise them on millions of middle-class families, especially those with large medical expenses.

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BRIEF-GRIFFON CORP SAYS ITS UNIT ACQUIRES HARPER BRUSH WORKS

* GRIFFON CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF HARPER BRUSH WORKS BY AMES

cnn.com

Neighbor says he heard unusual amount of gunfire from shooter's property last week

The dead gunman in the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting was a former airman who was discharged from the military for bad conduct and may have been conducting target practice on his property last week, sources say.

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BRIEF-Orca Gold receives ministerial approval for acquisition of Kinross Cote D'Ivoire property portfolio

* Orca Gold receives ministerial approval for the acquisition of the Kinross Cote D'Ivoire property portfolio Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Lotte gets approval for China property project as bilateral tensions ease

SEOUL (Reuters) - Lotte Corp said on Monday that a major property development in China had received approval from local authorities to start a second phase of construction - the latest sign that tension between Beijing and Seoul is easing.

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New UK property rental website to shut out letting agency fees

(Reuters) - HomeRenter, a new British online property lettings website backed by newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is to be launched on Monday, offering to cut out the role of traditional letting agents and the hefty fees which they levy on tenants.

nytimes.com

Trump, Taxes, Harvey Weinstein: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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BRIEF-Western Uranium Corp ‍terminates binding letter of intent to purchase Graysill Property

* Western Uranium Corp - ‍terminated binding letter of intent to purchase Graysill Property from Pacific Gold & Royalty Corp

cnn.com

Trump tax plan was so rushed we can't even assess its impact yet

Stan Collender has been explaining taxes and budgets to me for the better part of the last decade. Stan spent time on the House and Senate Budget Committees and wrote a book titled: "The Guide to the Federal Budget." Heck, his Twitter handle is @thebudgetguy! So when House Republicans -- finally -- unveiled their tax proposal on Thursday, I reached out to Stan to answer some questions and make some predictions. Our conversations -- conducted via email and lightly edited for flow -- is below.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Republicans Release Tax Plan, Cutting Corporate and Middle-Class Taxes

The bill would cap the mortgage-interest deduction while roughly doubling the standard deduction for families and would leave 401(k) plans unchanged.

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Republicans prepare to lay out their vision on taxes

House Republicans are expected to finally roll out their tax bill Thursday, but not without some reservations from rank-and-file members.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Taxes and … You Know

I’m sure you have questions.

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BRIEF-Hi-Crush Partners Lp reports Q3 earnings per share $0.32

* Q3 revenue $167.6 million versus I/B/E/S view $172.2 million

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Property tax deal near, Republicans sprint for bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Quarreling Republicans in Congress were close to a deal on Tuesday to preserve a federal tax deduction for state and local property taxes, but not income tax payments, potentially removing a major obstacle to progress on their U.S. tax overhaul plan.

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Confident Americans are rushing to book vacations

The percentage of Americans planning to take a vacation within six months jumped in October to the highest level since at least 1978, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Conference Board.

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Flooded river crushes home beneath bridge

A flooded river swept away a house in Warren, New Hampshire, after the area was pounded with severe weather over the weekend.

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BRIEF-Riocan-HBC JV to explore possible sale of Vancouver property

* Riocan-HBC joint venture to explore possible sale of vancouver property

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Wants to Raise Your Taxes

His plan is politically vulnerable because it’s full of stealth tax increases for the middle class and poor.

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RPT-Hot air? U.S. gas exporters rush to sell LNG to China

BEIJING, Oct 27 (Reuters) - U.S. gas exporters and traders are aiming to grab a bigger chunk of the lucrative, growing business of exporting gas to China, the world's third-largest buyer, when they accompany Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to China next month.

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Golf: Johnson crushes Koepka, eyes victory in Shanghai

(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson humbled Brooks Koepka in a third round shoot-out at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on Saturday to take a six-stroke lead over his compatriot into the final day of the $9.75 million event.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Republican Push to Cut Taxes

Writers from across the political spectrum on the tax cut legislation making its way through Congress.

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U.S. border agents detain Mexican girl being rushed to hospital

(Reuters) - A 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy living illegally in Texas was in federal custody on Thursday after the ambulance rushing her to surgery had to pass through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, a family attorney and government officials said.

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Philippines' Duterte orders army to recruit 10 new battalions to crush militants

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered the new army commander to recruit and organize 10 new infantry battalions to crush remnants of pro-Islamic State militants, days after they were defeated in a southern city.

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U.S. House to vote on budget plan amid Republican fight on taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote on Thursday on a budget blueprint central to efforts by Republicans to enact big tax cuts, but the outlook was clouded by a rebellion by moderates within the party from high-tax states.

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Are members of Congress rushing to retire?

Dramatic announcements from Sens. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake that they will retire at the end of their terms makes it seem like the Senate is poised for a mass exodus.

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BRIEF-MarketAxess reports Q3 EPS of $0.90

* MarketAxess reports third quarter 2017 revenues of $96.7 million, pre-tax income of $47.2 million and diluted EPS of $0.90

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BRIEF-Bluerock Residential Growth REIT acquires property for $55.25 mln

* Acquires 336-unit Citrus Tower property in High-Growth Clermont, Fl

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Federer crushes Tiafoe in Basel opener

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - Roger Federer delighted a capacity crowd to ease past American youngster Frances Tiafoe 6-1 6-3 in his first round match at the Swiss Indoors in his home town of Basel on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT announces sale of property

* Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc announces definitive agreement to sell Chicago Data Center for approximately $315,000,000 and a definitive agreement to sell a 14-property data center portfolio for approximately $750,000,000 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pure Multi-Family Reit announces $59 mln property acquisition in Phoenix, Arizona

* Pure multi-family reit lp announces us$59.0 million property acquisition in phoenix, arizona Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Cutting Taxes Is Hard. Trump Is Making It Harder.

Republicans are worried that President Trump’s musings could doom their best chance for a sweeping tax rewrite.

cnn.com

Analysis: Trump's taxes are the big story no one is talking about

A week ago today was the last chance to file your 2016 federal income tax returns -- a time which, in the past, has occasioned the president to release a portion of his own taxes.

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Trump goes to Senate to talk taxes and health care

President Donald Trump travels to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Senate Republicans at their weekly policy lunch as he pushes forward on tax cuts.

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BRIEF-Nevada Zinc enters into option agreement allowing co right to earn up to 80 pct interest in Macbride zinc property​

* Has entered into an option agreement that allows company right to earn up to an 80% interest in Macbride zinc property​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs

Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.

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BRIEF-Bluerush announces the closing of non-brokered private placement

* Bluerush announces the closing of non-brokered private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Solar installers press homeowners to buy ahead of tariff

(Reuters) - U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales.

Baseball nytimes.com

Dodgers 11, Cubs 1 | Los Angeles wins series, 4-1: Dodgers Crush the Cubs and Reach Their First World Series Since 1988

Enrique Hernandez, a utility player for the Dodgers, hit three home runs in the Game 5 win, including a grand slam in the third inning.

topNews reuters.com

China economy shows solid momentum as party meets, but property curbs bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth looked set to accelerate for the first time in seven years this year, after hardly skipping a beat in the third quarter, but efforts to cut risks in property and debt are beginning to weigh on parts of the world's second-largest economy.