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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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Britain’s N.H.S. in Crisis: ‘We Might Break’

The country’s universal health care system turns 70 this year. But what is its future?

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Why the US dollar isn't so mighty anymore

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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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Philippines on high alert as volcano might erupt in 'weeks or days'

The Philippines' most active volcano has shown signs of imminent eruption, forcing thousands of people on the main island of Luzon to evacuate.

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Teacher reprimand after telling black teen that other students might lynch him

The mother of an African-American teenager who was told by his teacher that other students would lynch him if he didn't do better in class said a reprimand of the Ohio educator is not sufficient.

Mars (Planet) nytimes.com

Trilobites: If We Ever Get to Mars, the Beer Might Not Be Bad

College students at Villanova University found that hops, leafy greens, carrots and scallions all could grow in an approximation of Martian dirt.

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Yoga face-toning might compete with fillers and facelifts

(Reuters Health) - - To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga.

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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...

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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RPT-European banks braced for "slow burn" payments revolution

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New European rules on online payments and banking due to go into effect on Saturday mark the start of a "slow burn" revolution that will prise open traditional retail banking and may force lenders to rethink their business models, regulators say.

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Trump says fairer deal might coax U.S. back into the Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his primary concern with the Paris climate accord was that it treated the United States unfairly and that if a better deal could be reached, Washington might be persuaded to rejoin the agreement.

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European banks braced for "slow burn" payments revolution

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New European rules on online payments and banking due to go into effect on Saturday mark the start of a "slow burn" revolution that will prise open traditional retail banking and may force lenders to rethink their business models, regulators say.

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Trump ended protection for Salvadorans. These immigrants might be next

President Donald Trump's administration is significantly scaling back the number of immigrants granted what's known as Temporary Protected Status, which allows them to live and work legally in the US.

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What an Oprah campaign might look like, in GIFs

Oprah Winfrey, like the majority of natural-born American citizens over the age of 35, could decide to run for president in 2020.

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Oprah isn't the only celebrity who might have a future in politics

Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night prompted wishful calls for the star to run for president -- and two of the TV icon's close friends told CNN that Winfrey is "actively thinking" about seeking the Oval Office in 2020.

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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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Iran says it might reconsider cooperation with U.N. nuclear watchdog

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it might reconsider its cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog if the United States failed to respect its commitments in the nuclear deal Tehran struck with world powers in 2015.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Editorial: Can States Fix the G.O.P. Tax Law?

With the Republican law seeming to target Democratic states for pain, governors are trying to avoid the damage.

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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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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.

Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline nytimes.com

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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Opinion: Trump hasn't caused a global crisis yet, but we might not be lucky in 2018

2017 is the year we somehow got away with it.

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The President warns Kim Jong Un that he has a mightier nuclear arsenal at his disposal in a tweet

President Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, warning Kim about the US' nuclear capabilities as tensions worsen between the two nations.

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Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

Although he does not foresee a quick end to the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media landscape may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days.

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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.

Elections, Comptrollers nytimes.com

At de Blasio Inaugural, Speeches by Two Who Might Replace Him

Addresses by the comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, and public advocate, Leticia James, marked a kind of unofficial start to the 2021 mayoral campaign.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law

State officials are considering legal challenges, looking at other sources of revenue and considering ways to, in effect, restore deductions that the overhaul scaled back.

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Scaramucci: Trump's climate change view might surprise you

Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's tweet last week on climate change, saying that his actual opinion on the subject might surprise people.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Frustrated U.S. Might Withhold $255 Million in Aid From Pakistan

American officials are frustrated over Pakistan’s lack of cooperation on counterterrorism, including its refusal to hand over a militant who helped hold Americans hostage.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Your Money: Expecting a Tax Cut Next Year? Spend It on Others

Most people will pay less in taxes in the next few years. If you can, redirect that money toward hiring help, spending locally and supporting charities.

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.

Mortgages nytimes.com

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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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.

Squirrels nytimes.com

Trilobites: In Winter, You Might Wish You Had This Rodent Superpower

Scientists discovered a quirk in the proteins of some squirrels and hamsters that helps them behave a bit like a coldblooded animal.

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People line up to pay property taxes early

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Tax cuts might create jobs. But where are the workers?

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Homeowners rush to pre-pay property taxes

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Cash Might Be King, but They Don’t Care

A growing number of New York businesses do not accept U.S. currency, to the consternation of some and the indifference of others.

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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.

Massena (NY) nytimes.com

Town Fights to Turn Retail Tide at a Little Mall That Might

A faded industrial town in the North Country region of New York State is relying on local residents’ crafts and wits to make its shopping center a destination again.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

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

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

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Iran denies British-Iranian aid worker might be released soon

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's justice ministry confirmed on Friday that authorities have opened a new case against British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been sentenced to five years in jail, and denied she might soon be released.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Your Money: Yes, You Really Can Pay for Private School With 529 Plans Now

The new tax bill delivers a perk to wealthy families who can put a pile of money upfront into the accounts, then withdraw it tax-free for private school.

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Your Money Adviser: How to Write Off Donations Under the New Tax Plan: Consider ‘Bunching’

Donor-advised funds allow taxpayers to donate money and take a tax deduction in the same year, then pay the money to selected charities over time.

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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 :

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

Trilobites: Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It.

The scientific start of winter offers a moment to reflect on how we might not be here to witness the changing seasons without Earth’s particular tilt toward the sun.

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Disgraced Cardinal Law, byword for Catholic sexual abuse crisis, dies

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests and whose name became a byword for scandal in the Catholic Church, died on Wednesday.

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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.

Law, Bernard F nytimes.com

Bernard Law, Powerful Cardinal Disgraced by Priest Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86

Cardinal Bernard F. Law’s stature as archbishop of Boston and America’s senior Roman Catholic prelate was shattered in 2002 after revelations that he had protected child molesters for years.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Republican Tax Plan Uses School Savings to Hurt States

Money meant for public schools will go to private families.

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Nutrition lessons might help substance abusers

(Reuters Health) - Working with nutritionists might improve drug addicts’ odds of recovery, experts believe.

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Amtrak derailment might offer one brutal ray of hope

Income Tax nytimes.com

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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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.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Have You Ever Felt Sorry for the I.R.S.? Now Might Be the Time

Already struggling with its workload, the agency must start adapting systems to the new tax code while processing returns under the old one.

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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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What GOP tax bill will mean for homeowners

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You

Several expected changes made the final cut, including a big increase in the standard deduction and a reduction in state and local income tax breaks.

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.

Social Media nytimes.com

State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

In a remarkable blog post, Facebook cited research showing that “passively consuming” social media made people feel worse. It also said it was trying to fix the problem.

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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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BRIEF-Canadian Mining cancels Ghana gold property acquisition

* CANADIAN MINING CORP. CANCELS GHANA GOLD PROPERTY ACQUISITION

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Republican Tax Bill Overhauls Rules Many Were Counting On

The tax bills moving through Congress could penalize individuals for financial decisions they made based on longstanding law, affecting the financial situations of millions.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Republicans Say They Have a Deal on Tax Bill

House and Senate negotiators reach agreement, appear on track to send bill to President Trump by Christmas

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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.

Layoffs and Job Reductions nytimes.com

DealBook: More American Jobs? Broadcom Deal Might Mean the Opposite

President Trump hailed Broadcom’s decision to bring its headquarters to the United States, but if its takeover bid for Qualcomm goes through, it may cost jobs.

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Wife of disgraced Mexican governor taking 'refuge' in UK: report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The wife of a detained former Mexican governor is living in Britain and has demanded back artwork, golf clubs and crystal that were seized by the government, according to a letter obtained by news site Animal Politico.

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China starts formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's prosecutor began on Monday formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai, once considered a contender for top leadership, who has been accused of corruption and other crimes.

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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.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: Tax Changes Are Coming Next Year, but You Can Plan for Them Now

High-earning taxpayers cannot afford to wait and see what happens with the tax overhaul; they need to act this month before certain opportunities go away.

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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:

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Your Money: Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise

If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.

Dolphins and Porpoises nytimes.com

Trilobites: Tracking Dolphins With Algorithms You Might Find on Facebook

Scientists leveraged machine learning techniques to sift through recordings of dolphin clicks, which could help with monitoring the health of the sea mammals.

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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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BRIEF-‍Lundin Gold Draws $40 Mln Under Gold Prepay Facility

* ‍LUNDIN GOLD DRAWS US$40 MILLION UNDER GOLD PREPAY FACILITY AS IT CONTINUES TO ADVANCE FRUTA DEL NORTE​

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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

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Making 2 Become 1: Ironing Out Senate and House Tax Bill Differences

Here are some of the top differences that must be resolved before the legislation can be signed into law.

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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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Britain says 'conceivable' Manchester attack might have been stopped

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd said on Tuesday a government report had concluded it was "conceivable" that security services could have prevented a suicide attack which killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester in May.

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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.

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Is Trump worried about what Flynn might say? 'No, I'm not'

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is not worried about what his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, might tell special counsel Robert Mueller's team as it investigates Russia's efforts to influence last year's election.

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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:

Pain-Relieving Drugs nytimes.com

Editorial: Kellyanne Conway Might as Well Be ‘Opioid Czar’

President Trump trusts Ms. Conway. Is that enough to get something done on the opioid addiction crisis?

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Why Alabamians might go for Moore even if believing accusations

The panel joins Jake Tapper to discuss the Roy Moore race and the likelihood that he can still win despite the allegations against him.

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How marriage might be linked to lower dementia risk

Your relationship status might be associated with your dementia risk, and a new research review paper reveals how.

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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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

The Republican Senators Who Might Oppose the Tax Bill

A handful of Republican senators are on the fence about President Trump’s tax plan. Here are their concerns.

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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How your deep fryer might help cool Earth

Everyone knows how dangerous deep fryers can be. Even William Shatner.

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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.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

States Warn of Budget Crunch Under Republican Tax Plan

Some state officials say the $1.5 trillion tax cut moving through Congress would raise taxes on residents and force tough decisions at the local level.

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.

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Tesla Roadster might fly

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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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China's Chongqing renews attacks on former disgraced leaders

BEIJING (Reuters) - The government of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing renewed its attacks on two of its disgraced former leaders on Monday, saying one had set up an "independent kingdom" while the other was a lazy deceiver.

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BRIEF-Western Digital announces prepayment of €874 mln of Euro term B loans

* Western Digital announces prepayment of €874 mln of Euro term B loans

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Your Money: Confused by the Tax Bills? Be Glad You’re Not an Accountant

Pity the tax adviser trying to calm anxious clients while struggling to figure out what Congress may or may not do.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Jet Pilot Might Not Seem Like a ‘Gig,’ but at Ryanair, It Is

The biggest European budget airline employs many of its pilots as contract workers — many of whom are pushing back after a recent flight cancellation episode erupted into a clash.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Taxes! Trump! Turkey!

Next month, he’ll pardon Congress.

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Analysis: 4 reasons a Sessions write-in campaign might fail

The idea of Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigning his post to run a write-in campaign for his old Alabama Senate seat -- and thereby thwarting the chances of embattled GOP nominee Roy Moore -- is all the rage in Washington right now.

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3 tax changes that would affect homeowners

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 Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

California Looks at Republican Tax Measures and Sees Payback

Strongly Democratic, the state would be hit hard by the loss or scaling back of widely used deductions, and the governor sees “something very odd.”

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BRIEF-Firm Capital Property Trust announces third quarter results

* Firm Capital Property Trust announces third quarter results

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Senate Tax Bill Rewards the Rich More Than the Middle Class

The legislation is slightly more favorable than the House version to those with moderate incomes, but much depends on variables like household size.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Lions of New York: David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

News Analysis: A Middle-Class Tax Cut? It Depends Who and Where You Are

With details evolving, uncertainty remains, but House and Senate Republican proposals are unfavorable to those in high-cost states that are Democratic bastions.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

How Could a Tax Change Affect You? This Is What the Senate and House Propose

Here’s a guide to some of the consumer-facing issues under consideration.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Blocking the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Might Be Right

The Trump administration is correct in taking a hard look at the proposed takeover, which could discourage competition and hurt consumers.

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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

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and Ryan Versus the Little People

Call it the Leona Helmsley Tax Act of 2017.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

House and Senate Have Big Differences to Bridge on Tax Plans

The House and Senate tax bills diverge in some key areas, suggesting a long road ahead to come to agreement on a final version.

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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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Teacher tells student: I might be the one to put a bullet in your head

A Georgia high school teacher threatened a 17-year-old student, telling him "somebody is going to put a bullet right through your head ... it might be me."

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Editorial: Want Kids, a Degree or a Home? The Tax Bill Would Cost You

An immense tax giveaway to the rich will hurt everyone else. Here’s how.

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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

Op-Ed Contributor: Care About Kids? You Should Want to Save This Tax Credit

Families made by adoption depend on it.

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Air Force failed to report domestic violence that might have stopped church shooter from buying a gun

How a man who was discharged from the US Air Force for assaulting his spouse and child was able to purchase the firearms he used to carry out the deadliest shooting rampage in Texas history is just one of many questions facing investigators as they continue to look for answers on Sunday's church massacre that left 26 people dead.

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.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

As de Blasio Looks to 2nd Term, He Sees a City Threatened by Trump

Rather than introduce new ideas, the mayor used a speech to business leaders on Monday to stress the threat posed by President Trump’s tax proposal.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Republican Tax Rewrite Helps Some Millionaires but Hurts Others

The House tax overhaul raises taxes on high-income earners who make their money through labor, but delivers a huge tax cut to passive business owners.

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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.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Opinion: Everything Is Bad. Blame the Tax Code.

At the root of our political dysfunction is America’s long love-hate relationship with loopholes.

companyNews reuters.com

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

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Trump Vowed End to Key Wall St. Loophole. G.O.P. Tax Plan Leaves It Intact.

Mr. Trump campaigned against the so-called carried interest provision, which benefits hedge-fund and private-equity executives. The Republican tax-overhaul proposal doesn’t touch it.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

News Analysis: A ‘Massive’ Middle-Class Tax Cut May Not Be in Store

The typical family would get a break from the Republican tax plan, but millions could experience tax increases.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and the Con Man Caucus

The House tax legislation is the end result of seven years of phoniness.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Tax Change on Mortgages Could Shake Up the Housing Market

The Republican plan to rein in the interest deduction is a blow to builders and owners of more expensive homes, along with the real estate industry.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Who Wins and Who Loses from the Republican Tax Plan

The tax plan released by House Republicans on Thursday would reorient big chunks of the American economy, creating winners and losers.

Football nytimes.com

The N.F.L.’s Most Valuable Player Might Be ... a Punter?

The Rams’ Johnny Hekker dominates his position like no other. He is already being called the best to ever punt in the N.F.L., but he thinks he can be better.

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.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Math Problem Bedevils Republican Tax Rewrite

Republican lawmakers are struggling to fit their “massive” plan to slash corporate and individual income taxes work within a $1.5 trillion bucket.

politicsNews reuters.com

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.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

A Day Before Presenting Their Tax Cut Plan, Republicans Still Wrestle With Key Details

House Republicans plan to release their tax bill on Wednesday, but many details remain in flux and important choices have not been made.

companyNews reuters.com

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

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

businessNews reuters.com

HSBC says it might move fewer than 1000 jobs to Paris on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC may move fewer than 1000 jobs to Paris following Britain's exit from the European Union, the bank's finance director Iain Mackay said on Monday.

healthNews reuters.com

Home HIV tests might increase access to screening

(Reuters Health) - People can test themselves at home to see if they’re infected with HIV, and that might help reduce the number of undiagnosed infections, researchers say.

companyNews reuters.com

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

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

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Red October: Russia of 1917 and 2017 closer than might be expected

LONDON (Reuters) - It is 100 years on Wednesday, using Russia's old calendar, since Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in what is now St Petersburg and took power. Not a lot has...

companyNews reuters.com

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:

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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:

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Refreshed Muguruza braced for big hitters in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza feels fit and fresh ahead of the WTA Finals with the Spanish world number two keen to bank on her experience of previous visits to Singapore to emerge from a group containing the tour's hardest hitters in the round-robin phase.

worldNews reuters.com

Brazil's Temer says pension reform might not pass this year

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer said on Friday that a bill overhauling Brazil's costly pension system might not clear Congress this year as planned, the first time that he has indicated that such a delay might happen.

environmentNews reuters.com

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.

companyNews reuters.com

Refining capacity might fall short of demand after 2020 -Varo CEO

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Global oil refining capacity might not meet demand for oil products after 2020 as consumption continues to grow, boosting profit margins, Roger Brown, chief executive of European refiner Varo Energy, said on Thursday.

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.

topNews reuters.com

China's third-quarter economic growth slows as expected, property measures bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed slightly in the third quarter, as expected, as the government's efforts to rein in property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy.

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China third-quarter GDP growth slows as expected, property measures bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed slightly as expected in the third quarter as the government's efforts to rein in the property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy.

cnn.com

In the future, you might work out with a swarm of drones

What may replace wrist-worn fitness trackers in the future? From swarms of drones to sensors hidden in your socks, experts weigh in on how we might track our workouts and our health in the years to come.

Fungi nytimes.com

Trilobites: A Mushroom Out of a Fairy Tale That You Might Find in the Forest

Recently mushroom hunters have been sharing photos of the fly agaric, which has a reputation for strange and dangerous effects when ingested by other living things.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-CANADA RARE EARTH ‍ENTERS INTO LOI TO FORM JV WITH OWNERS OF PROSPECTIVE RARE EARTH PROPERTY

* ‍ENTERED INTO A LOI TO FORM JV WITH OWNERS OF PROSPECTIVE RARE EARTH PROPERTY SITUATED IN SOUTH AMERICA​

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BRIEF-‍Cartier Adds second drill on Chimo Mine Property ​

* ‍Cartier Adds second drill on Chimo Mine Property ​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

Australia nytimes.com

Melbourne Journal: For Older Gays Who Might Re-Enter the Closet, a Ball Invites Them Out

As Australia votes on same-sex marriage, a party honors gay, transgender and intersex people who helped pave the way for rights and recognition.

cnn.com

Chief deputy US marshal engaged in sexual activity on government property, report finds

A chief deputy US marshal was caught "engaging in sexual activity with numerous different women within government space," according to findings from a Justice Department inspector general investigation published Monday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Argo Group provides preliminary Q3 estimates for natural catastrophes and other property losses

* Argo Group provides preliminary estimates for natural catastrophes and other property losses during its 2017 third quarter

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Athersys enters agreement with Garnet to settle intellectual property disagreements

* Athersys says ‍on Oct 12, co entered into agreement with Garnet to settle intellectual property disagreements between parties​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zcHTNn) Further company coverage:

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India's NSL to pursue intellectual property litigation with Monsanto

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - India's Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) said on Saturday it will not settle a long-standing intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over genetically modified (GM) cotton, despite some other Indian companies doing so in recent weeks.

cnn.com

Homeowners cry as they return after fire

See heartbreaking moments as people return to destroyed homes and possessions as wildfires ravage Northern California.

worldNews reuters.com

Russia's Lavrov to Tillerson: Moscow readies lawsuits over seized property

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday that Russia was preparing lawsuits to reclaim what Moscow says was illegally seized property in the United States, Russia's foreign ministry said.

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UPDATE 1-Evergrande property magnate seizes top spot on China rich list

SHANGHAI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - China has a new richest man, according to the annual Hurun rich list of the country's top movers and shakers.

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CORRECTED-Evergrande property magnate seizes top spot on China rich list

SHANGHAI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - China has a new richest man, according to the annual Hurun rich list of the country's top movers and shakers.

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Evergrande property magnate seizes top spot on China rich list

SHANGHAI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - China has a new richest man, according to the annual Hurun rich list of the country's top movers and shakers.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Columbia Property Trust expands in Washington D.C. with acquisition of 1800 M Street

* Columbia Property Trust expands in Washington, D.C. with acquisition of 1800 M Street

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BRIEF-Columbia Property Trust buys 2 fully leased Class-A office properties for $514 mln

* Columbia Property Trust - purchased two fully leased Class-A office properties in New York's Chelsea submarket from New York Reit (NYRT) for $514 million​

businessNews reuters.com

Some U.S. businesses urge caution in China intellectual property trade push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. businesses and trade groups are split over how forcefully to crack down on China over intellectual property theft, with some arguing the country is making progress on its own in enforcing protections and urging the Trump administration to use negotiation instead of punishment.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Western Digital comments on SanDisk intellectual property, SanDisk-Toshiba JVs

* Western Digital comments on SanDisk’s intellectual property, consent rights, SanDisk-Toshiba joint ventures

worldNews reuters.com

Brexit talks stutter, but EU leaders might give May break

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union negotiators see no big breakthrough in a new round of Brexit talks from Monday nor when Theresa May attends a summit next week, yet leaders could offer the beleaguered British prime minister a hand, EU officials believe.

cnn.com

Bump fire stocks might be changed, but by whom?

The next fight in the gun debate isn't over what to do, but who should do it.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Why Gun Control Loses, and Why Las Vegas Might Change That

The scale of this massacre might make a stronger-than-usual case for new regulation.

cnn.com

Outdoor playtime might help kids' eyesight

The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes?

domesticNews reuters.com

Russia condemns 'illegal' seizure of property in U.S., may retaliate

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow protested to Washington over what it called an illegal seizure of its consulate general in San Francisco, saying it reserved the right to retaliate against U.S. diplomatic property in Russia.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Republicans Won’t Rule Out Tax Hikes for Some in the Middle Class

Top officials acknowledged this weekend that a tax cut for everyone in the middle class may not be achievable.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Liberty Property Trust announces board authorization for renewal of $250 million share repurchase program

* Liberty Property Trust announces board authorization for renewal of $250 million share repurchase program

companyNews reuters.com

RioCan pipeline can offset planned $1.6 billion property sales -CEO

TORONTO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Canada's largest property trust, has sufficient development projects in its pipeline to offset its planned C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) sale of shopping malls, its chief executive officer said on Monday.

businessNews reuters.com

OMERS buys landmark Berlin property Sony Center for 1.1 billion euros

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Canadian pension fund OMERS and U.S. buyout group Madison are acquiring Berlin's landmark property Sony Center from Korea's national pension fund NPS for 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion), the companies said on Monday.

Fast Food Industry nytimes.com

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.

businessNews reuters.com

Britain warns Boeing it might miss out on business over Bombardier row

BELFAST (Reuters) - Britain told U.S. planemaker Boeing on Wednesday that it could lose out on future British defense contracts because of its dispute with Canadian rival Bombardier which has put 4,200 jobs at risk in Northern Ireland.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 6-Britain warns Boeing it might miss out on business over Bombardier row

* Boeing says hears and understands N.Ireland concerns (Adds quotes from Fallon)

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UPDATE 5-Britain warns Boeing it might lose business over Bombardier row

* Boeing says hears and understands N.Ireland concerns (Adds statement from Boeing)

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Trump’s Tax Plan Cuts Rates for Individuals and Corporations and Eliminates Many Deductions

The framework, to be unveiled by President Trump in a speech Wednesday, leaves many tough decisions to Congress, including how to pay for it.

businessNews reuters.com

Britain warns Boeing it might lose business over Bombardier row

BELFAST/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told U.S. planemaker Boeing on Wednesday that it could lose out on British defence contracts because of its dispute with Canadian rival Bombardier which has put 4,200 jobs at risk in Northern Ireland.

sportsNews reuters.com

Face of LA2028 braced for brave new world

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - LA2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman knows full well that he, and the rest of the world, will look very different by the time the cauldron is lit for the opening ceremony of the 2028 Summer Games.

Olympic Games (2016) nytimes.com

Might Athlete Protests Reach Podiums at the Winter Olympics?

“As athletes, we have a very unique opportunity to speak up about things that we believe in,” the American figure skater Adam Rippon said.

Football nytimes.com

Steelers’ Villanueva Takes a Stand, but Might Agree With Kaepernick’s Mission

The 6-8, 320-pound lineman, a former Army Ranger, was the only member of the Steelers to stand outside the tunnel on Sunday during the national anthem.