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Ford gives disappointing outlook, says turnaround to take years

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday estimated financial results for 2017 and 2018 that fell short of investor expectations, in a downbeat forecast that contrasted with a more positive outlook from rival automaker General Motors Co .

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Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.

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Cheniere signs 15-year LNG supply pact with trader Trafigura

Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. natural gas producer Cheniere Energy Inc said on Tuesday Singapore-based commodity trader Trafigura Pte Ltd would buy about 1 million tonnes of natural gas per year from its unit for 15 years, starting 2019.

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BRIEF-Halma Sees positive impact to adj profit from U.S Tax Reform

* EXPECTS US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT TO POSITIVELY IMPACT FUTURE US AFTER TAX ADJUSTED EARNINGS

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Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.

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Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbors to implement a pact signed last year.

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JD.com widens Southeast Asia presence by investing in Vietnam's Tiki.vn

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc has made an investment in Vietnamese e-commerce firm Tiki.vn, expanding its Southeast Asia business amid growing competition in the region from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc.

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UPDATE 1-JD.com widens Southeast Asia presence by investing in Vietnam's Tiki.vn

* JD.com co-leads investment in Tiki.vn with Vietnam's VNG Corp

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JD.com, VNG Corp lead investment in Vietnamese e-commerce firm Tiki.vn

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese online retail firm JD.com Inc said on Tuesday it has led an investment in Vietnamese e-commerce firm Tiki.vn, expanding its Southeast Asia business amid competition from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc.

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UPDATE 3-Shell OKs first UK North Sea project in six years

* Project to generate profit even at sub-$40 oil price (Adds ownership details in last paragraph)

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Samsung aims to double Africa's share of its revenues in five years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics plans to double the annual revenue contribution from its African markets to 20 percent of the firm's global total in the next five years, the head of its business on the continent said on Monday.

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Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumored dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Shi'ite Muslim sect, rumored to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.

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Iran to Trump: Nuclear Pact Is ‘Not Renegotiable’

Iranian officials were responding to President Trump’s demand that European allies agree to rewrite the 2015 nuclear deal within 120 days or he will kill it.

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Ex-mobile phone industry executive gets five years for text message scam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former mobile phone industry executive was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of defrauding cellphone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.

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Fields of Gold? Jana seeks new money, allies with impact hedge fund

BOSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Wall Street investor Barry Rosenstein's new impact investing fund aimed at serving environmental and social causes could, if he plays his cards right, enhance his traditional business of pushing companies to boost earnings.

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U.S. airlines November on-time rates highest in eight years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. airlines in November had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday, setting another watermark in a record-breaking year for safety and performance.

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BRIEF-Capital City Bank Group Provides Impact to Deferred Tax Asset in Q4 From Tax Act

* CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP - OVERALL IMPACT OF TAX ACT TO REQUIRE CO TO WRITE DOWN NET DEFERRED TAX ASSET BY $4.0 MILLION, OR $0.24 PER SHARE IN Q4 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. airlines November on-time rates highest in 8 years

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines in November had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday, setting another watermark in a record-breaking year for safety and performance.

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Factbox: Mascots at Winter Olympics through the years

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

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Getting a Roommate in Your Golden Years

As the baby boomers age, some are choosing to stay in their homes and take in boarders to help pay the rent or lend a hand with household chores.

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

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

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Nikkei nearly flat, Fast Retailing's gains offset weak exporters

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average was nearly flat on Friday morning, with weakness in exporters countered by strong gains in index-heavy Fast Retailing after the clothing company posted record quarterly profit.

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A Wall St. Executive’s Downfall Seemed Sudden. It Was Years in the Making.

A female reporter accused Harold E. Ford Jr., a former congressman, of inappropriate behavior. Morgan Stanley found no proof but fired him. How one Wall Street firm responded to misconduct allegations.

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BRIEF-S&P Dow Jones Indices Provide List of Cos to be Impacted by 2018 GICS Structure revision

* S&P DOW JONES INDICES AND MSCI ANNOUNCE SELECT LIST OF COMPANIES CHANGING DUE TO REVISIONS TO THE GICS® STRUCTURE IN 2018

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Nearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Trump's drilling proposal

The Trump administration's proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect.

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Ellen DeGeneres, others impacted by mudslides

Some famous residents of Southern California's Santa Barbara County are speaking out in the midst of mudslides that have killed at least 17 people.

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These companies want to help with your New Year's resolutions

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Time with grandparents may impact how kids view the elderly

(Reuters Health) - - Children and teens who spend a lot of time with their grandparents may be less likely than peers who don’t to have negative and stereotypical ideas about the elderly, a recent study suggests.

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BRIEF-HomeStreet Announces Impact Of Tax Reform

* HOMESTREET INC SAYS WILL RECOGNIZE A ONE-TIME, NON-CASH TAX BENEFIT OF APPROXIMATELY $23 MILLION IN Q4 OF 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. says Vietnam should have notified eight state firms to WTO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has notified the World Trade Organization of eight Vietnamese firms it says should have been registered as state trading enterprises under the global trading rules, a U.S. filing published by the WTO showed on Thursday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-PwC to fight Indian audit ban to limit franchise impact

MUMBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Price Waterhouse will contest a two-year auditing ban by India's market regulator over a fraud nearly a decade ago at a company it audited, but even if it succeeds in preventing the move Indian business experts expect damage to the auditor's business.

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Vietnam seeks lengthy jail terms for former officials of state oil firm: media

HANOI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Vietnam were seeking long jail terms on Thursday for a former member of the country's ruling politburo and a high-profile former official over losses of hundreds of millions of dollars at a state oil firm, domestic media said.

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Vietnam seeks sentences for former PetroVietnam officials: media

HANOI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Vietnam were seeking jail terms on Thursday for a former member of the country's ruling politburo and a high-profile former official of an oil firm, domestic media said.

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BRIEF-People’s Utah Bancorp Announces Financial Impact Of Amendment To Federal Tax Code

* PEOPLE'S UTAH BANCORP - ‍IMPACT OF TAX ACT​ TO EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE IS A REDUCTION OF $0.25 TO $0.27 PER SHARE FOR QUARTER ENDED DEC 31, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Indian regulator bars Price Waterhouse from auditing listed firms for 2 years

MUMBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - India's capital market regulator late on Wednesday barred Price Waterhouse from auditing listed companies in the country for two years, after a probe into a nearly decade-old accounting fraud case in a software services company that became India's biggest corporate scandal.

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Investors strip most cash in four years from U.S. domestic stock funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors are slimming down equity stakes bloated by a nearly decade-long bull market, withdrawing $22 billion from U.S. domestic stock funds in a single week, Investment Company...

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BRIEF-London Stock Exchange Sees No Material Impact From US Tax Reform

* ‍THERE IS EXPECTED TO BE NO MATERIAL IMPACT ON LSEG FROM US TAX REFORM

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BRIEF-AngioDynamics Says U.S. Tax Reform To Have Impact Of $0.02- $0.04 On Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS In FY 2018

* ANGIODYNAMICS SAYS U.S. TAX REFORM ACT TO HAVE AN IMPACT IN RANGE OF $0.02- $0.04 ON NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EPS IN FY 2018 -SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2mfAFmM) Further company coverage:

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Former Vietnam official points to ex-PM in high-profile trial

HANOI (Reuters) - A former Vietnamese politburo member on trial over the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars at state oil firm PetroVietnam has testified that a key decision was taken by the previous prime minister, according to video published on local media.

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At Vietnam's biggest corruption trial, some skeptical views

HANOI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Vietnam is gripped by its highest profile corruption trial in memory, but some spectators are questioning whether the Communist Party elite in the dock were charged because of infighting in the ruling class or a crackdown on abuse of office.

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Phys Ed: Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger

After ‘nonsurgical face-lifts,’ dermatologists noted significant improvements in the fullness of women’s cheeks.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. producers seek to block Chinese aluminum shipped via Vietnam

* U.S. producers say Zhongwang evades dumping, anti-subsidy duties

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U.S. producers seek to block Chinese aluminum shipped via Vietnam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. aluminum products makers sought new trade protections against Chinese imports on Tuesday, accusing China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd and its affiliates of evading U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties by shipping aluminum products through Vietnam.

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BRIEF-Sherritt Provides Update On Impact Of Cyclone Ava On Its Ambatovy Operations

* SHERRITT PROVIDES UPDATE ON THE IMPACT OF TROPICAL CYCLONE AVA ON ITS AMBATOVY OPERATIONS

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

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

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'The Boondocks' predicted an Oprah 2020 win ... 12 years ago

So we've gotten to the point where Oprah running for president is a real thing we are talking about, which doesn't make a lot of sense. Why would she want to be president? She's already Oprah. Being a movie star/entertainment mogul/IRL Santa Claus/glamorous gardening cover model sounds a lot better than the Sisyphean burdens of White House life.

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BRIEF-BMO CEO SAYS U.S. TAX REFORMS WILL HAVE $400 MLN ONE-OFF IMPACT

* BMO CEO SAYS U.S. TAX REFORMS WILL HAVE ONE-TIME IMPACT "IN RANGE OF $400 MILLION" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Matt Scuffham)

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North and South Korea Begin First Direct Talks in Years

The two Koreas will discuss Kim Jong-un’s offer to send an Olympic delegation, but they may also touch on broader issues, reducing nuclear tensions.

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Funky Ferris wheel reopens after 9 years

Most visitors to Osaka, Japan, have seen the bright yellow oblong-shaped Ferris wheel next to the famous Glico Man Sign billboard along the Dotonbori River.

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BRIEF-Trinidad Drilling Ltd Lowers G&A Guidance By Nearly 20 pct

* ‍CO IS LOWERING ITS GUIDANCE FOR 2018 GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE (G&A) EXPENSES TO $43 MILLION​

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Oprah 2020? Democrats Swing From Giddy to Skeptical at the Prospect

In the imagination of some Democrats, Oprah Winfrey seemed an answer to the party’s problems. Others questioned whether the country would be willing to accept another TV star.

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BRIEF-Home Bancshares Says Fall In Federal Corporate Tax Rate To Negatively Impact Co's Q4 Results

* Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.34 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S

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S&P keeps New Year's rally alive, Dow eases

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 extended its winning streak for 2018 on Monday although its advance slowed to a crawl as the healthcare and financial sectors weighed and investors awaited the start of the quarterly earnings season.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-S&P 500 extends new year's gains; dollar up as euro falters

* S&P 500 ends up for a 5th session, continues this year's rally

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Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

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

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

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

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Trump Administration Rules That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave, Officials Say

The administration decided that Salvadorans no longer qualified for temporary protection for deportation that had been granted after two devastating earthquakes in 2001.

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U.S. offers drillers nearly all offshore waters, but focus is on eastern Gulf

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has proposed opening up nearly all of America's offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, but the industry says it is mainly interested in one part of it, now cordoned off by the Pentagon: the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

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EXPLAINER-What's behind Vietnam's corruption crackdown?

HANOI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Vietnam brought 22 executives to court over losses at the state oil firm on Monday, in the most important trial of a widening crackdown on corruption. Among those being tried was the first politburo member to be arrested in decades.

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World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

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

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

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

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Rival airlines Emirates, Etihad step closer with security pact

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates [EMIRA.UL] and Etihad Airways signed a security pact on Monday to share information and intelligence, the first agreement between the two rival airlines based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Vietnam starts high-profile trial over oil firm losses

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam put 22 executives on trial over losses at the state oil firm on Monday, including a businessman Germany accuses Hanoi of kidnapping from a Berlin park and the communist state's first politburo member to face trial in decades.

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UPDATE 1-Celgene to buy Impact Biomedicines for up to $7 billion

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. biotech pharmaceutical firm Celgene Corp said on Sunday that it had agreed to acquire Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 billion, subject to certain milestones associated with regulatory hurdles and sales performance.

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Celgene readies deal to buy Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 bln -WSJ

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Celgene Corp is expected to announce Monday that it is acquiring Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

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France remembers Charlie Hebdo victims three years after attacks

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron led a somber tribute on Sunday to the 17 victims of attacks in Paris three years ago that marked the first of a wave of deadly Islamist assaults in France.

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Cambodia marks 39 years since fall of brutal 'killing fields' regime

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thousands of Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge on Sunday marked 39 years since the fall of the brutal regime that killed an estimated 1.7 million people.

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They've lived here legally for years. Now the US could send these 250,000 immigrants away

They number upwards of 250,000.

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Vietnam '67: Soldiers in la Guerra

Latinos made up a disproportionately high number of the Vietnam War’s casualties.

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Illegal immigrant acquitted in California shooting gets three years on gun charge

(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant acquitted in a fatal San Francisco shooting, in a verdict condemned by President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison on a lesser gun charge on Friday but credited for time already served behind bars, authorities said.

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Tillerson contradicts Trump on diplomatic impact of Russia probe

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the ongoing investigation into alleged cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia has had no impact on his work with overseas counterparts.

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Race car driver Tucker gets more than 16 years for lending scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Kansas businessman and race car driver was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Friday for crimes related to his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $3.5 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

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Georgian Court Sentences Mikheil Saakashvili in Absentia to 3 Years in Prison

A Georgian court sentenced in absentia the former president to three years in prison for abusing his pardon powers while serving as president.

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UPDATE 1-Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Intel Corp said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce performance.

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Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant

(Reuters) - Intel Corp said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce performance.

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BRIEF-Intel says security updates not impacting performance in real-world deployments

* INTEL CORP SAYS INDUSTRY TESTING SHOWS RECENTLY RELEASED SECURITY UPDATES NOT IMPACTING PERFORMANCE IN REAL-WORLD DEPLOYMENTS‍​

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Modern Love: How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years

A teenager in a wheelchair forges an unlikely but enduring relationship with the young woman hired to care for his infant half brother.

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Uber ex-CEO Kalanick selling nearly a third of stake for $1.4 billion: source

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, is selling nearly a third of his 10 percent stake in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-Uber ex-CEO Kalanick selling nearly a third of stake for $1.4 bln -source

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, is selling nearly a third of his 10 percent stake in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Gopro Cuts 200-300 Jobs, Largely Impacting Its Drone Division- TechCrunch

* GOPRO CUTS 200-300 JOBS, LARGELY IMPACTING ITS DRONE DIVISION- TECHCRUNCH, CITING SOURCES‍​ Source text: http://tcrn.ch/2qsi6kE Further company coverage:

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Dow tops 25,000 milestone; Wall St extends New Year's rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes hit closing record highs again, propelled by strong global economic data that extended the New Year's rally for the stock market.

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Dow ends above 25,000; Wall St extends new year's rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes hit closing record highs again, propelled by strong global economic data that extended the new year's rally for the stock market.

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Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore to oil drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, a move aimed at boosting domestic energy production that sparked protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry.

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UPDATE 2-Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore to oil drilling

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, a move aimed at boosting domestic energy production that sparked protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry.

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Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

The energy industry would have broad access to most of the outer continental shelf, reversing part of Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.

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Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore waters to drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, reversing protections in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific.

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Growing obsession: Palestinian stuffs pillows with 67 years of hair

TUBAS, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian mother Ezzeya Daraghmeh opens up a pillowcase and pulls out large clumps of her multi-colored hair that she has kept for nearly seven decades.

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Vietnam police arrest fugitive businessman deported by Singapore

(Reuters) - Vietnamese police arrested on Thursday a fugitive businessman, Phan Van Anh Vu, who is wanted in the Communist state on suspicion of revealing state secrets.

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BRIEF-Softbank-owned Arm says majority of its processors not impacted by chips issue

* SOFTBANK-OWNED ARM SAYS, ON CHIPS ISSUE, MAJORITY OF ARM PROCESSORS NOT IMPACTED; A DEFINITIVE LIST OF SMALL SUBSET OF ARM-DESIGNED PROCESSORS SUSCEPTIBLE‍​ Source text : http://bit.ly/2CBJhiH Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Genworth, Oceanwide press on despite U.S. skepticism of Chinese deals

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Genworth Financial Inc said on Wednesday it was pressing forward on its deal to be acquired by China's Oceanwide Holdings Co Ltd, which has stalled over concerns about Chinese access to sensitive U.S. personal data and faced renewed doubts after the collapse of Ant Financial's proposed purchase of MoneyGram.

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Auto sales fall for first time in 9 years

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Hezbollah: Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

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Two phones, two years, two calls: How North and South Korea reconnected

At 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, a phone rang in a room in an uninhabited village in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.

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This FL city hasn't seen snow in nearly 30 years -- until now

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First UK polar bear in 25 years born at Scottish zoo

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A polar bear cub has been born in Britain for the first time in 25 years, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland said on Wednesday.

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UK trade minister: Too soon to seek membership of Trans-Pacific trade pact

BEIJING (Reuters) - British trade minister Liam Fox said on Wednesday it was too soon to seek membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

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Fugitive Vietnamese tycoon remains in Singapore, lawyer says

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Vietnamese tycoon detained in Singapore last week remains in the city-state, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday, easing his family's immediate fears that he could face the death penalty if he was sent back home.

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150 years of human migration

The travel ban, the border wall and child Dreamers -- immigration to America has been in a constant spotlight in recent months. Meanwhile, in Europe, waves of migrants and refugees have arrived on the continent's shores since 2015 in a struggle to escape poverty and war.

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NJ teen kills parents and sister on New Year's Eve, prosecutor says

A New Jersey teenager is facing murder charges after allegedly using a semiautomatic rifle to kill his parents, sister and a family friend in the waning minutes of New Year's Eve, a prosecutor said.

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

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

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Taiwan Dentist Is Ordered to Pay Mother, Who Financed His Education, Nearly $1 Million

He has already her paid $1 million, but was told to pay a lot more, under a contract he signed when he was 20.

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BRIEF-BP Plc announces estimated impact on BP results due to US tax changes

* ‍EXPECTS FUTURE US AFTER-TAX EARNINGS TO BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY RECENTLY-ENACTED CHANGES TO US CORPORATE TAXES

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Mind: ‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests

Before the 2016 election, those most likely to read “fake news” online were older and conservative, a new study finds. But even they relied most often on mainstream media.

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Fugitive Vietnamese businessman detained in Singapore, lawyers say

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A real estate developer wanted by Vietnamese authorities amid a crackdown on corruption has been detained in Singapore, lawyers representing him said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Brambles Ltd Updates On Impact Of U.S. Tax Changes

* REFERS TO PASSAGE OF U.S. TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT CONTAINING SIGNIFICANT TAX REFORM MEASURES

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Vietnam '67: Was America Duped at Khe Sanh?

The North Vietnamese used the siege to draw attention away from the buildup before the Tet offensive.

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

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

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Mariah's hot tea 'disaster' brings us the year's first meme

Mariah Carey does not need your redemption talk, s'il vous plait et merci. But admittedly, her New Year's Eve performance Sunday was infinitely better than the lip-synching disaster of 2016, and it was just weird enough to provide us with our very first meme of 2018.

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New Year's resolutions aren't just for adults

If you've been wanting to talk to your kids about healthy habits for life, New Year's resolutions are the perfect place to start, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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CEO killed in New Year's Eve plane crash

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After tough year, Hong Kong democracy protesters sound warning to China on New Year's day

HONG KONG (Reuters) - After a year that saw democracy advocates in Hong Kong jailed and ousted from public office, thousands marched through the streets of Hong Kong on New Year's Day to warn China not to meddle further in the city's affairs and undermine its autonomy.

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Voices: 18 Years Into the New Millennium, Finding My Younger Self

None of my efforts to break old habits will add one day to my life, but I’m experiencing some of the passion I felt in the first 18 years of my life.

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Macau casinos post first annual revenue gain in 3 years

Gaming revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau rose for the first time in three years in 2017 as high-end punters' appetite for gambling recovers after a protracted government campaign against shows of wealth among public officials and slowing economic growth.

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CNN captures New Year's Eve marriage proposal

CNN's Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon help a couple get engaged in New Orleans.

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Intrepid revelers flock to frigid Times Square for New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Revelers from around the world crowded into New York's Times Square on a bone-chilling Sunday evening to watch the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Five British among dead in Sydney New Year's Eve seaplane crash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Five of six people killed when a seaplane crashed during a 20- minute joy ride in Sydney on New Year's Eve were British nationals, including an 11-year-old girl, authorities said.

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Party hardy: Revelers brave Times Square on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Times Square was filling up on Sunday as hordes of hardy revelers, undeterred by bitter cold and an unprecedented security operation, maneuvered for prime spots to...

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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Security tight for New Year's Eve celebrations

Throngs of revelers packed cities around the globe to usher in 2018 with public celebrations and fireworks, despite fears of terrorism and frigid weather in some places.

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Liverpool car park blaze destroys hundreds of vehicles on New Year's Eve

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Firefighters in the northern English city of Liverpool were battling a huge fire at a car park on Sunday that destroyed hundreds of vehicles and prompted the evacuation of multiple buildings in the surrounding area.

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Bitter cold: Dozens of places could set New Year's Day record lows

Out with the old, in with the record cold.

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Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred...

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For nearly 50 years, 2 Vietnam vets kept a New Year's Eve pact

Hunkered in a Vietnam bunker, with rockets and mortar shells raining down, the two Marines made a pact.

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Egypt sentences ex-President Mursi, 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Behind the Phoenix Program

South Vietnam’s role in the controversial counterinsurgency effort offers lessons for today’s wars.

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

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

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Citigroup follows Morgan Stanley, UBS, quits recruiting pact: bank

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc became the latest firm on Friday to say it would quit a 14-year-old agreement reached among Wall Street's biggest securities brokerages to not sue each other when a...

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Numbing cold wave grips U.S., heralding a frigid New Year's Eve

(Reuters) - The torrent of arctic air that poured into many parts of the United States this week tightened its grip on Friday and brought record cold to some spots, as forecasters warned revelers from Memphis to New York to expect numbing conditions on New Year's Eve.

Basketball nytimes.com

Keeping Score: Is LeBron James, at 33, Better Than He Was 5 Years Ago?

You can say he’s ageless and even sublime. But can you truthfully say, as Steve Kerr did, that James is better in his 15th N.B.A. season than he was in his 10th?

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Canada scales back New Year's Eve party due to extreme cold

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Bitterly cold conditions have prompted authorities across Canada to issue extreme weather alerts, including one in the nation's capital Ottawa, where the government scaled back a New Year's Eve party and moved a hockey tournament indoors.

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New Year's Day cold snap to hit U.S. winter wheat, rivers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A New Year's Day cold snap in the southern U.S. Plains poses a threat to winter wheat, particularly in Kansas, the country's biggest producer of the grain, agricultural meteorologists said.

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How to navigate 5,000 years of art in a day

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BRIEF-Kforce Announced Estimated Impact Of New U.S. Tax Law On Q4 2017 Guidance

* KFORCE INC. ANNOUNCED ESTIMATED IMPACT OF NEW U.S. TAX LAW ON FOURTH QUARTER 2017 GUIDANCE

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California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the...

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Nikkei ends slightly lower, but climbs nearly 20 pct in 2017

TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average erased early modest gains and ended slightly lower on its final trading day of the year on Friday, but the index still gained nearly 20 percent in 2017.

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China's Huawei flags slowest revenue growth in four years

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd expects 2017 revenue to rise 15 percent to 600 billion yuan ($92.08 billion), its rotating chief executive, Ken Hu, said in a New Year's message to staff posted on its official WeChat account on Friday.

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Nikkei rises, on track for robust yearly gain of nearly 20 pct

TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on its final trading day of the year on Friday as banking shares rebounded, putting the index on track to gain nearly 20 percent in 2017.

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New York police poised to thwart New Year's Eve suicide bombers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday.

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NY City police act to halt threat of suicide bombers on New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people are expected to flood the streets in and around Times Square, officials said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Eaton Provides Guidance On The Impact Of Newly-Signed U.S. Tax Legislation

* EATON PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON THE IMPACT OF NEWLY-SIGNED U.S. TAX LEGISLATION

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10 great places to spend New Year's Eve

Some of the details may change, but year in and year out, these destinations around the world have a well-deserved reputation for traditionally throwing a great New Year's Eve shindig.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy

President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable.

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Police: Parents locked daughter in room for 15 years until she died

A couple in Japan have been arrested after their emaciated adult daughter was found dead in a windowless room where she had apparently been locked for at least 15 years.

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First supermoon of 2018 on New Year's

There will be more than just fireworks lighting up the night sky this New Year's.

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Las Vegas to add snipers, extra security for New Year's Eve

Throngs of partygoers ushering in the New Year in Las Vegas will be met by unusually tight security following a deadly mass shooting in the city three months ago.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Chuck Hagel: Serving in Vietnam — With My Brother

They served together, and were wounded together twice.

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NBA: Rondo tallies 25 assists for highest total in 21 years

(Reuters) - New Orleans point guard Rajon Rondo dished out an NBA season-high 25 assists on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets to become the first player to reach the total in 21 years.

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BRIEF-National Bank Holdings Says Performed Analysis To Determine Impact Of Revaluation Of Deferred Tax Asset

* NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS SAYS PERFORMED ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE IMPACT OF REVALUATION OF DEFERRED TAX ASSET USING SEPT 30, 2017 BALANCE OF $50.7 MILLION

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BRIEF-MGP Ingredients Says Is Assessing Impact Of U.S. Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

* MGP INGREDIENTS SAYS IS ASSESSING IMPACT OF U.S. TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT TAX REFORM LEGISLATION ON BUSINESS AND CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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Friends learn they're brothers after 60 years

Seventy-four-year-old Walter Macfarlane and 72-year-old Alan Robinson have been friends for more than 60 years. Born in Honolulu, they first met in elementary school, played high school football together and joke they could have married the same girl. They sent their children to the same schools they attended and vacationed together as families.

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South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years jail for Samsung heir Lee in corruption case

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on Wednesday for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, in a corruption case that led to the ouster of the nation's president earlier this year.

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BRIEF-Shell ‍Expects Impact Of US Tax Reform Legislation To Be Favourable To Ops​

* ‍EXPECTS POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RECENTLY ENACTED US TAX REFORM LEGISLATION TO BE FAVOURABLE TO SHELL AND TO ITS US OPERATIONS​

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Japanese woman, confined by parents for years, found frozen to death: police

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police said on Wednesday they have arrested a couple whose 33-year-old daughter froze to death in a tiny room where they had confined her for years because they believed she had a form of mental illness that made her violent.

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Cambodia's Hun Sen vows to stay in power for at least another 10 years

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to extend his more than 30 years in power by at least another decade on Wednesday, weeks after the highest court dissolved the main opposition party ahead of a 2018 general election.

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NYC expecting 12 degrees on New Year's

The eastern United States and the Midwest are being clobbered with a brutal cold front that will stretch through the week and probably make New Year's Eve a frigid affair in many cities.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Years of Attack Leave Obamacare a More Government-Focused Health Law

Efforts by Republicans to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, culminating in the repeal of the individual mandate, have left behind a more government-focused health program.

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New Year's food traditions around the world

Americans who celebrate on New Year's Eve with a bottle of champagne, party hats and a kiss at midnight have an important lesson to learn from the rest of the world and even certain regions of the USA: The arrival of the new year is meant for feasting.

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Oil prices hit highest level in 2½ years

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Tourist carrying husband's painkillers sentenced to 3 years in Egyptian prison

A British woman who says she was carrying painkillers for her ailing partner was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and fined the equivalent of $5,611 by an Egyptian court.

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Best friends' discovery after 60 years

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

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2 arrested in S. Korea's deadliest fire in years

The owner and the manager of a South Korean building where 29 people died last week in a fire have been arrested, a local police official said Tuesday.

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Vietnam escapes damage after typhoon takes heavy toll in Philippines

HANOI (Reuters) - A storm that battered the Philippines killing more than 230 people in floods and landslides lost its power on Tuesday as it passed over Vietnam where hundreds of thousands had taken cover.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Bombing the Ho Chi Minh Trail

No matter how many times we attacked it, the North Vietnamese transit network remained. In the end, it’s how they won.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.

Wu Gan (Activist) nytimes.com

Chinese Activist Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Shaming Officials

Under President Xi Jinping, determined activists like Wu Gan, who once survived at the edges of official tolerance, have come under concerted attack.

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Mariah Carey to return for NYE after last year's mishap

It's a redo for the musician Mariah Carey, who will be making a grand return to Times Square to ring in the new year.

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Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead

HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 people.

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UPDATE 1-China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

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China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

Le, Hiep Thi (1971-2017) nytimes.com

Hiep Thi Le, Vietnamese Refugee Who Became Film Star, Dies at 46

Ms. Le was merely accompanying friends when she went to an open casting call for Oliver Stone’s “Heaven and Earth.” She landed the central role.

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Peru opposition leader skeptical president's victory will last

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's political troubles will likely continue despite his surprise victory over a bid in Congress to oust him this week, a key opposition leader said on Saturday, citing ongoing graft probes and opposing demands from allies.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Why Did No One See the Tet Offensive Coming?

The intelligence failure around the assault, more than the offensive itself, showed that American “victory” in Vietnam was impossible.

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Nearly 90 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding as storm hits: officials

MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the Philippines triggered mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 90 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.

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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Promised to Kill Carried Interest. Lobbyists Kept it Alive.

White House officials say their one tax bill regret is not killing the carried interest loophole. A group of lobbyists set out to ensure the tax break survived.

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Feds: Doctor prescribed nearly 3 million opioid prescriptions over 19 months

A Pennsylvania doctor was indicted Thursday on 19 counts, including charges regarding the deaths of five patients he had prescribed opioids to, according to the Department of Justice. It alleges that Dr. Raymond Kraynak caused their deaths between 2013 and 2015 by "unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances to them."

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BRIEF-CN To Purchase 200 New Locomotives From GE Transportation Over The Next Three Years

* CN TO PURCHASE 200 NEW LOCOMOTIVES FROM GE TRANSPORTATION OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS

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BRIEF-RenaissanceRe Announces Estimated Impact Of U.S. Tax Bill

* RENAISSANCERE HOLDINGS - ESTIMATES THAT ECONOMIC IMPACT OF U.S. TAX BILL TO CO WILL BE MINIMAL

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Putin accuses U.S. of plotting to break landmark arms control pact

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the United States of plotting to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty, which bans short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear and conventional missiles.

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This year's lumps of coal could be 2018's diamonds

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Investors saddled in 2017 with the market's worst performers, including Under Armour and General Electric, may do well to remember as December draws to an end that lumps of coal sometimes turn into diamonds.

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Mar-a-lago hikes prices for New Year's Eve

Tickets for the New Year's Eve party at President Donald Trump's private resort club took a price hike compared to last year's event according to a report from Politico, raising several ethical concerns.

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Wisconsin girl in 'Slenderman' stabbing sentenced to 25 years in psychiatric care

(Reuters) - A Wisconsin girl who along with a friend stabbed a classmate 19 times to placate the fictitious bogeyman "Slenderman" was committed on Thursday to state psychiatric care for 25 years.

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Royal engagements through the years

Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle dished up some fresh gossip-fodder for fans Thursday when they released their official engagement photos.

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U.S. economy grows at fastest pace in more than two years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in the third quarter, powered by robust business spending, and is poised for what could be a modest lift next year from sweeping tax cuts passed by Congress this week.

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Yazidi sisters reunited after three years in Islamic State captivity

SHARYA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Rosa, now 14, asked her Islamic State captors about her younger sisters Bushra, 12, and Suhayla, seven, she was told they had been killed for misbehaving.

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Australia's oldest submarine found after 103 years

The wreck of Australia's first submarine has been discovered off the coast of Papua New Guinea after disappearing without a trace 103 years ago.

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Submarine found after 103 years

Australia's first submarine, HMAS AE1, disappeared off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 1914. Now it has finally been found, solving a century-old maritime mystery.

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BRIEF-Intercontinental Hotels Updates on Impact of US Tax Cuts, Jobs Act Bill​

* INITIAL ESTIMATES ARE ENACTED BILL WILL REDUCE IHG'S GROUP EFFECTIVE TAX RATE BY MID TO HIGH SINGLE DIGIT PERCENTAGE POINTS FROM 1 JANUARY 2018‍

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BRIEF-Computershare Updates On U.S. Tax Reform's Impact

* US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT ELIMINATES/REDUCES CERTAIN TAX DEDUCTIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO CO

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Vote in Senate on 'Dreamers' hinges on bipartisan pact: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he would bring a "Dreamers" immigration bill to the Senate floor if bipartisan negotiations between senators and the Trump administration produce an agreement by the end of January.

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A lot of households will see a lower tax bill in the next several years. But those changes will expire

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New York man sentenced to 15 years for plotting to help Islamic State

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City resident who pleaded guilty to conspiring to support Islamic State was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors said.

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Man sentenced to five years for threats to U.S. Jewish groups, stalking

(Reuters) - A former journalist who admitted to calling in bomb threats to U.S. Jewish centers as part of an extensive campaign of cyber stalking his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday.

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Vietnam to prosecute another former oil executive over mismanagement

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam police on Wednesday ordered the prosecution of a former executive at scandal-hit state energy company PetroVietnam over financial losses, the latest move in a high-level corruption crackdown that has seen a politburo member arrested.

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Asia firms' sentiment rises to highest in almost seven years: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

TOKYO (Reuters) - Business confidence among Asian companies rose in October-December to the highest in almost seven years due to robust consumption and global trade, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

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House approves biggest tax overhaul in 30 years; Senate next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping, debt-financed tax legislation on Tuesday, sending the bill to the Senate, where lawmakers were due to take up the package later in the evening.

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U.S. House approves biggest tax overhaul in 30 years; Senate next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping, debt-financed tax legislation on Tuesday, sending the bill to the Senate, where lawmakers were due to take up the package later in the evening.

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House approves biggest tax overhaul in 30 years, Senate next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping, debt-financed tax legislation on Tuesday, sending the bill to the Senate, where lawmakers were due to take up the package later in the evening.

Dancing nytimes.com

Dancing Down the Years

Dancers of retirement age reflect on why they’re still dancing. “Why not now?”

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the bill favors the wealthy, a CNN poll finds

With the House of Representatives likely to take up the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.