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BRIEF-CLAL Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd Reports 5.04 pct Passive Stake In Ormat Technologies As Of Jan. 7, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS 5.04 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC AS OF JANUARY 7, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2mCQZye)

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Tech, industrials lead Wall Street higher, banks drop

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday, led by gains in technology and industrial stocks, but losses in Goldman Sachs and Bank of America dragged down bank shares.

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BRIEF-Verizon, NBA Expand Multi-Platform Content & Technology Partnership With New Innovation Component

* VERIZON AND NBA EXPAND MULTI-PLATFORM CONTENT AND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW INNOVATION COMPONENT

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US STOCKS-Tech, industrials lead Wall Street higher, banks drop

* Indexes up: Dow 0.44 pct, S&P 0.31 pct, Nasdaq 0.34 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

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Tech stocks lead Wall Street higher; banks drop

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were lifted by modest gains in technology stocks on Wednesday, led by Microsoft, IBM and Intel.

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Wall Street opens higher as tech stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Wednesday, led by gains in technology stocks including Microsoft and IBM.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as tech stocks gain

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Wednesday, led by gains in technology stocks including Microsoft and IBM.

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BRIEF-Orbotech Says Sees Q4 Revenue About $256 Million

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

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Standard Chartered creates fintech investment unit

LONDON (Reuters) - Standard Chartered said on Wednesday it had established a business unit to invest in financial technology and promote innovation.

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Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list

Jan 17 (Reuters - Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday published its debut "Top 100 Global Technology Leaders" list with Microsoft Corp in the no. 1 spot, followed by chipmaker Intel Corp and network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc.

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MOVES-Former cybersecurity exec DeWalt joins M&A firm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Dave DeWalt, the former CEO of FireEye Inc, is joining the relaunched cyber security M&A advisory firm Momentum Cyber as chairman, the company said on Wednesday.

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YouTube again revises rules to protect advertisers from offensive content

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language.

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BRIEF-Newater Technology And NW Blockchain Announce Strategic Partnership Agreement

* NEWATER TECHNOLOGY AND NW BLOCKCHAIN LIMITED ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Chinese carmaker Chery to use Nvidia's self-driving technology

(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday China's Chery Automobile Co [CHERY.UL] would use its self-driving technology that it has developed with Baidu and ZF Friedrichshafen AG [ZFF.UL].

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BRIEF-Eurofins North America Food Division Announces Successful Purchase Of Craft Technologies

* EUROFINS NORTH AMERICA FOOD DIVISION ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL PURCHASE OF CRAFT TECHNOLOGIES, INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom:)

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BRIEF-The9 Ltd Says Its Unit The9 Singapore Signed Partnership Agreement With Gingkoo Technology Company Limited

* THE9 LTD SAYS ITS UNIT THE9 SINGAPORE SIGNED A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH GINGKOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED

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BRIEF-D-Box Technologies Announces Appointment Of Jean-René Halde As Chairman

* D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC. ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF JEAN-RENÉ HALDE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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BlackBerry launches cybersecurity software for self-driving cars

(Reuters) - Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd on Monday launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars.

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Openness or protection? Czechs' choice echoes EU, U.S. votes

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs, like fellow voters from Europe to the United States, must weigh promises of a more outward-looking society against protection from the uncertainties of the global economy and immigration when they elect their president later this month.

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Singapore central bank head hopes cryptocurrency tech will survive 'crash'

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The head of Singapore's central bank said on Monday he hoped the technologies underpinning cryptocurrencies such as blockchain would not be undermined by an eventual crash in the digital money.

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Jaguar Land Rover to open R&D center for automated tech in Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Monday it would open a software engineering center in Ireland, creating 150 jobs to work on advanced automated driving and electrification technologies.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats, Make a Deal With Trump to Protect Dreamers

Give the president his wall — the future of nearly 800,000 Dreamers is on the line.

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Trump: Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program that protects illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported would "probably" be discontinued.

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Trump says program protecting young immigrants 'probably dead'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents would probably be discontinued.

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Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment

The publishing giant, which is creating a code of conduct for photo shoots, reflecting a new reality in the fashion industry.

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What will it take to protect the other children of Pakistan?

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BRIEF-Evermount Ventures Signs LOI With SW Tech Corp For Proposed Qualifying Transaction

* EVERMOUNT VENTURES INC. SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT FOR PROPOSED QUALIFYING TRANSACTION

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BRIEF-Generation Investment Management Reports 5 Pct Passsive Stake In Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. As Of Jan 2

* GENERATION INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLP REPORTS A 5 PERCENT PASSSIVE STAKE IN SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V. AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2mwrdwy) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-UQM Technologies Receives Follow-On Order From Dannar For Mobile Power Station Utility Vehicle

* UQM TECHNOLOGIES RECEIVES FOLLOW-ON ORDER FROM DANNAR FOR MOBILE POWER STATION UTILITY VEHICLE (MPS) POWERED BY UQM ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEMS

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BRIEF-Nokia Cuts 80 Technologies Unit Jobs In Finland‍​

* SAYS TO CUT 80 JOBS IN FINLAND‍​ Source text in Finnish: [https://www.nokia.com/fi_fi/uutiset/tiedotteet/2018/01/12/nokian-yhteistoimintaneuvottelut-paatokseen ] Further company coverage: (Helsinki Newsroom)

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BRIEF-UMC Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Micron Technology's Affiliates in China

* SAYS IT FILES THREE PATENT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUITS AGAINST FIRMS INCLUDING XIAN AND SHANGHAI AFFILIATES OF MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC

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China chides tech firms over privacy safeguards

BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) - China reprimanded three top tech firms on Friday over poor privacy protections, as tech companies face an increasing backlash from consumers and authorities over excessive data collection practices.

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BRIEF-Hexion Inc Announces Sale Of Additives Technology Group Business

* HEXION INC. ANNOUNCES SALE OF ADDITIVES TECHNOLOGY GROUP BUSINESS

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BRIEF-Dynasil Announces Submission Of Xcede Technologies' Application For First-In-Human Clinical Trial

* DYNASIL ANNOUNCES SUBMISSION OF XCEDE TECHNOLOGIES' APPLICATION FOR FIRST-IN-HUMAN CLINICAL TRIAL

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Rep. Cuellar: The answer to border security is technology

I was born and raised on the US-Mexico border, and I represent 290 miles of that border today. I know from personal and professional experience that a physical wall would be ineffective at reducing the number of undocumented people and the amount of illegal drugs that come across the border into the United States, a point I tried to explain in Tuesday's bipartisan meeting with President Donald Trump.

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

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BRIEF-Google Says Protections Deployed In Sept, Oct For Variants 1 & 3 Required No Customer Downtime

* GOOGLE SAYS PROTECTIONS DEPLOYED IN SEPT. AND OCT. FOR VARIANTS 1 AND 3 CAUSED NO PERCEPTIBLE IMPACT IN CLOUD AND REQUIRED NO CUSTOMER DOWNTIME

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BRIEF-Orbit Technologies Says Ended 2017 With Orders In Dec Worth Over US$20 Mln

* ENDED 2017 WITH ORDERS IN DECEMBER WORTH OVER US$20 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Comtech Telecommunications Unit Receives About $1.7 mln Order To Provide Troposcatter Equipment To Prime Contractor

* DURING Q2 2018 UNIT RECEIVED ORDER TOTALING ABOUT $1.7 MILLION TO PROVIDE TROPOSCATTER EQUIPMENT TO PRIME CONTRACTOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-DST Systems To Pay SS&C Technologies Termination Fee Of $165 Mln, If Deal Terminated Under Some Circumstances,

* DST SYSTEMS SAYS IF DEAL TERMINATED UNDER SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, CO TO PAY SS&C TECHNOLOGIES TERMINATION FEE OF $165 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2qUc7FF) Further company coverage:

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North Carolina governor blasts 'technologically diabolical gerrymandering'

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper railed against gerrymandering in his home state Thursday after federal judges said this week that congressional districts would have to be redrawn because they were unconstitutionally partisan.

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Olympics: United States embraces technology to bridge funding gap

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States may have claimed at least nine gold medals in each of the last four Winter Olympics, yet remarkably, all of this success has been achieved without government funding.

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BRIEF-Forty Seven Inc Says Announced Deal With Genentech To Collaborate On Novel Immuno-Oncology Combination For Leukemia, Bladder Cancer

* FORTY SEVEN INC SAYS ANNOUNCED DEAL WITH GENENTECH TO COLLABORATE ON NOVEL IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY COMBINATION FOR LEUKEMIA, BLADDER CANCER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wabco Enters Into New Long-Term Agreement With A Global Manufacturer Of Trucks And Buses To Supply Automated Manual Transmission Valve Technology

* WABCO ENTERS INTO NEW LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH A MAJOR GLOBAL MANUFACTURER OF TRUCKS AND BUSES FOR SUPPLY OF AUTOMATED MANUAL TRANSMISSION VALVE TECHNOLOGY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: Squash - Technological innovation the key for Squash's Olympic dream

LONDON (Reuters) - Squash chiefs have long held a desire for the sport to be a part of the Olympic Games and thanks to innovations in technology, their dream may be closer to becoming a reality.

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UPDATE 2-China says protectionist sentiment rising in US as deals fall apart

* Protectionist voices in the U.S. rising - commerce ministry

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UPDATE 1-China ministry says protectionist sentiment rising in US

BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said on Thursday protectionist sentiment is rising in the United States after Chinese company Ant Financial's plan to buy U.S. money transfer firm MoneyGram International Inc collapsed.

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China commerce ministry says protectionist sentiment rising in US

BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said on Thursday protectionist sentiment is rising in the U.S. after Chinese company Ant Financial's plan to buy U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc collapsed.

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Brief power outage darkens CES tech, electronics show

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The digital economy's big annual trade show, CES, suffered a brief, disruptive plunge into darkness on Wednesday because of a power outage the show's organizers blamed on a glitch caused by heavy rains the day before in usually sunny Nevada.

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BRIEF-Synopsys Inc Buys Kilopass Technology

* SYNOPSYS EXPANDS DESIGNWARE IP PORTFOLIO WITH ACQUISITION OF KILOPASS TECHNOLOGY

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Blackout at the world's largest consumer tech show

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METALS-Nickel pushes through technical levels to 2-1/2 year high

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Nickel broke through key technical levels to reach its highest since 2015 on Wednesday as a sharply weaker dollar helped push dollar-denominated industrial metals broadly higher by making them cheaper for users of other currencies.

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BRIEF-BB Biotech Reports 5.6% Passive Stake In Voyager Therapeutics

* BB BIOTECH AG REPORTS 5.6% PASSIVE STAKE IN VOYAGER THERAPEUTICS AS OF JAN 3 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CZEeZD) Further company coverage:

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Tech We’re Using: He Weaned Himself From Ride-Hailing Apps. Here’s Why.

Mike Isaac, a tech reporter for The Times, now uses Uber and Lyft infrequently, though he remains a steady user of Twitter and HQ Trivia.

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BRIEF-Katipult Technology Signs MoU With Polymath

* KATIPULT TECHNOLOGY CORP - SIGNS MOU WITH POLYMATH TO EXPLORE MIGRATING SECURITIES TO BLOCKCHAIN Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Would you pay $4K for this high-tech treadmill?

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DACA Immigration Protections Must Continue for Now, Judge Says

A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction ordering the Trump administration to “maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis” as the legal challenge to the president’s decision goes forward.

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BRIEF-Esterline Technologies Names Stephen Nolan To Succeed Robert George As CFO

* ESTERLINE NAMES STEPHEN NOLAN TO SUCCEED ROBERT GEORGE AS THE COMPANY’S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Salvadorans say going home not an option after U.S. axes protection

RED BANK, N.J. (Reuters) - Three decades after fleeing civil war in his native El Salvador, Luis Munoz has built a life for himself in the New Jersey coastal town of Red Bank, working as a mechanic and raising three children with his wife.

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Salon tech will customize shampoo

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BRIEF-Akamai Technologies Said To Be Working With Morgan Stanley On Strategic Review‍​ - CNBC, Citing A Report

* AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC IS SAID TO BE WORKING WITH MORGAN STANLEY ON A STRATEGIC REVIEW‍​ - CNBC, CITING A REPORT Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com )

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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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BRIEF-Canadian Solar, Photowatt & ECM Greentech Plan to Form JV

* CANADIAN SOLAR, PHOTOWATT AND ECM GREENTECH PLAN TO FORM A JV COMPANY IN LOW-CARBON PRODUCTION OF SILICON INGOTS AND WAFERS

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BRIEF-Groupe Constructo Acquires Contech

* GROUPE CONSTRUCTO ACQUIRES CONTECH, A LEADER IN TRAINING AND EVENT PLANNING FOR THE BUILDING INDUSTRY IN QUEBEC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Apple should give parents more tools to curb technology use by children and study the health effects of excessive screen time, two big funds said.

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BRIEF-Tyler Technologies Signs Agreement With Superior Court Of California, County Of San Diego

* TYLER TECHNOLOGIES INC - SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO; AGREEMENT VALUED AT $8 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Loose Ends: New Year’s Resolutions Versus New Year’s Realities

Download a mindfulness app! Then hide it on the fourth screen of your iPhone.

Social Media nytimes.com

On Technology: Learning to Fool Our Algorithmic Spies

Social media has put humanity in touch with a new sort of omniscience — the kind we can easily trick.

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BRIEF-TAT Technologies subsidiary, Limco Airepair signs 2 year agreement with Korean Air

* TAT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED 2-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH KOREAN AIR TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL (MRO) FOR AIRCRAFT HEAT EXCHANGERS, VALUED AT UP TO $2M IN TOTAL REVENUE

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Macron urges China, EU to avoid pitfalls of protectionism

BEIJING, Jan 9 (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday offered to open up France to Chinese investment in exchange for greater access to Chinese markets for French companies, warning that existing trade imbalances would lead to protectionism.

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

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

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Intel says Mobileye's autonomous driving tech to be used in 2 mln vehicles

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said on Monday 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye's autonomous vehicle technology to crowdsource data for building maps that enable autonomous driving.

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UPDATE 2-VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy-U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges it violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing sufficient notice of its policies or obtaining verifiable parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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Intel to form new cybersecurity group amid chip flaw: report

(Reuters) - Intel Corp will create a new internal cybersecurity group in the wake of recently disclosed flaws in its microchips, the Oregonian newspaper reported on Monday, citing a memo sent to company employees.

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Intel to form new cybersecurity group amid chip flaw - report

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Intel Corp will create a new internal cybersecurity group in the wake of recently disclosed flaws in its microchips, the Oregonian newspaper reported on Monday, citing a memo sent to company employees.

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UPDATE 1-VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy-U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges it violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing sufficient notice of its policies or obtaining verifiable parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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Apple update protects devices from Spectre

Apple users should install the latest software releases for smartphones and computers to protect against the Spectre flaw.

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BRIEF-LP Insurance Services Agrees To Acquire Assets Of Loan Protector Insurance Services

* LP INSURANCE SERVICES HAS AGREED TO ACQUIRE THE ASSETS OF LOAN PROTECTOR INSURANCE SERVICES

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VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy: U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges that the company violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing notice or obtaining parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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Ablynx soars after rejects Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion biotech bid

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday, seeking a new source of growth by bolstering its treatments for rare blood disorders.

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VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy -U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges that the company violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing notice or obtaining parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Around 200,000 Salvadorans allowed to live in the United States since 2001 after earthquakes in El Salvador must leave the country in 2019, U.S. officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration's latest move to tighten immigration law enforcement.

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Source: Trump to end protections for Salvadoran immigrants

The Trump administration will end protections for certain nationals of El Salvador, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN, a move that could leave more than 200,000 immigrants who have lived in the US more than 15 years without any legal status.

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U.S. to end protected status for Salvadoran immigrants: Senate aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will announce on Monday it plans to end the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants to remain in the United States, a U.S. Senate aide said.

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U.S. to end protected status for many Salvadoran immigrants: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not renew the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants to remain in the United States, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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BRIEF-Tomtom ‍Extends Collaboration With Qualcomm Technologies On New Localisation Technologies For Autonomous Driving​

* ‍EXTENDS COLLABORATION WITH QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES ON NEW LOCALISATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2mcNJdD Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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$11 billion biotech binge fuels forecasts of 2018 M&A surge

LONDON (Reuters) - An $11 billion burst of biotech bids in just four days has fueled expectations of a 2018 surge in life science deals as large drugmakers shop for promising assets from smaller rivals.

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Wall Street opens flat as tech, bank stocks weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened little changed on Monday, with losses for banking and technology stocks helping put a halt to Wall Street's strongest start to a year in over a decade.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens flat as tech, bank stocks weigh

Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened little changed on Monday, with losses for banking and technology stocks helping put a halt to Wall Street's strongest start to a year in over a decade.

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Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion Ablynx bid rejected by Belgian biotech

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest maker of insulin, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday as it seeks to bolster its treatments for rare blood disorders.

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BRIEF-Metlife Inc Announces Launch Of Two Insurtech Investment Programs For Start-Up Cos

* METLIFE INC - ANNOUNCED LAUNCH OF TWO INSURTECH INVESTMENT PROGRAMS FOR START-UP COS, METLIFE DIGITAL VENTURES AND METLIFE DIGITAL ACCELERATOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-NanoString Technologies cuts 30 jobs; sees FY 2017 revenue between $113 mln-$115 mln

* NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES SAYS ‍PRODUCT AND SERVICE REVENUE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $72 MILLION, VERSUS PRIOR GUIDANCE OF $68 TO $71 MILLION​

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UPDATE 3-Novo Nordisk bids $3.1 bln for Belgian biotech group Ablynx

* Approach shows demand for biotech assets by large firms (Adds comments from Novo CFO, further reaction and context)

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UPDATE 1-Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker's artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry.

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Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker's artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry.

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BRIEF-Uber selects Nvidia Technology For AI computing system in its fleet of self-driving vehicles

* ‍CO AND UBER ANNOUNCED THAT UBER HAS SELECTED NVIDIA TECHNOLOGY FOR AI COMPUTING SYSTEM IN ITS FLEET OF SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

India’s Paytm and global heavyweights like Google are moving aggressively to persuade reluctant Indians to give up their rupee notes.

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BRIEF-Department 13 International Says Co & Raytheon To Work Together To Provide Counter-Drone Technologies

* CO & RAYTHEON TEAM TO PROVIDE COUNTER-DRONE TECHNOLOGIES TO GLOBAL DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tech exec raises $100,000 for Roy Moore accuser after fire

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High tech, low tech: Big U.S. cities embrace twin approach to crime

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun violence in major U.S. cities fell in 2017 as police used the latest crime-fighting software combined with a revival of old-fashioned community policing to build trust with a skeptical public.

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Big Tech to Join Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Repeal

The announcement, by the Internet Association, made clear that companies like Google, Facebook and Netflix would back a legal fight.

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How to protect your devices from Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws

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

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

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GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs in aerial products unit: TechCrunch

(Reuters) - Action camera maker GoPro Inc is cutting about 200 to 300 jobs in its aerial products division this week, technology news website TechCrunch reported on Thursday.

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GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs in aerial products unit - TechCrunch

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Action camera maker GoPro Inc is cutting about 200 to 300 jobs in its aerial products division this week, technology news website TechCrunch reported 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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London was top destination for tech funding in 2017: PitchBook

LONDON (Reuters) - London was the top city in Europe for technology investment last year, with more funding going into companies in the British capital than into firms based in Paris, Berlin and the next seven cities combined, data showed on Friday.

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U.S. FCC chairman cancels tech event appearance after threats: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a large consumer electronics event in Las Vegas after receiving unspecified deaths threats, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Tech Fix: The Big Tech Trends to Follow at CES 2018

The stars of next week’s giant electronics show won’t be flashy gadgets. Instead, the focus will be on artificial intelligence and its impact on homes, cities and cars.

Surgery and Surgeons nytimes.com

Doctors: Resolutions of a Cancer Doctor

My mother’s cancer diagnosis gave me the opportunity to approach my patients with a new resolve in the coming year.

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BRIEF-Adverum Biotechnologies Provides 2018 Outlook

* ADVERUM BIOTECHNOLOGIES INC - ADVERUM'S CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES WERE $186.6 MILLION AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017.

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BRIEF-Future Fintech Announces 5% Stake In Blockchain Technology Company

* FUTURE FINTECH ANNOUNCES A 5% STAKE IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

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BRIEF-Remark Holdings' ‍Kankan Business Launched Credit-Related Fintech Product​

* REMARK HOLDINGS INC - CO'S ‍KANKAN BUSINESS LAUNCHED CREDIT-RELATED FINTECH PRODUCT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-USA Technologies Announces Expanded Agreement With Jackson Brothers Of The South

* JACKSON BROTHERS OF THE SOUTH EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH USA TECHNOLOGIES TO GO 100% CASHLESS

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Announces Strategic Partnership With Jingtum Technology

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH JINGTUM TECHNOLOGY

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BRIEF-Orasure Technologies Announces Management Succession Plan

* ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES INC - BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPOINTED STEPHEN S. TANG, AS CO'S NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 1

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Car makers get serious about self-driving car tech

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

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

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

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Singapore-based Vickers Venture Partners is looking to raise its largest fund yet of up to $500 million later this year as it seeks to increase investment in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI), said its chairman, Finian Tan.

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Europe's biggest private biotech company raises $270 mln

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Europe's largest privately held biotech company, Germany-based BioNTech, has raised $270 million to support its work in developing personalised immunotherapies for cancer, ahead of an expected eventual stock market flotation.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. should clear way for tech companies to help Iranians -former crown prince

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Trump administration should encourage U.S. technology companies to provide communication services to Iranians as they protest their country's clerical rulers, said Reza Pahlavi, the last heir to the Iranian monarchy.

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S&P 500 tops 2,700 on tech advance; Dow, Nasdaq hit records

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record closing highs as technology stocks climbed after signs of robust economic growth.

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BRIEF-Rite Aid Adopts Tax Benefits Preservation Plan To Protect Valuable Tax Assets

* RITE AID ADOPTS TAX BENEFITS PRESERVATION PLAN TO PROTECT VALUABLE TAX ASSETS

News and News Media nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Tapping Technology to Advance the Future of Journalism

Virtual reality. Podcasts. Snapchat Discover. Notifications. Sam Dolnick, an assistant managing editor of The Times, on the digital future of storytelling.

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S&P tops 2,700 on tech advance, holds gains after Fed minutes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record highs as technology stocks climbed amid indications of robust economic growth in the United States and overseas.

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US STOCKS-S&P tops 2,700 on tech advance, holds gains after Fed minutes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.2 pct, S&P 0.5 pct, Nasdaq 0.8 pct (Updates to after Fed minutes)

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S&P tops 2,700 for first time on tech gains, strong data

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 index surged past the 2,700-mark for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record intraday highs as technology stocks climbed amid indications of robust economic growth in the U.S. and overseas.

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S&P cruises past 2,700 as tech stocks climb

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes hit records on Wednesday, with the benchmark S&P 500 index breaching the 2,700-mark for the first time on gains in technology stocks.

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S&P cruises past 2,700 as technology stocks advance

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 breached the 2,700-mark for the first time shortly after open on Wednesday, while the Nasdaq and the Dow hit records on a strong run in technology stocks.

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S&P, Nasdaq open slightly higher as techs gain

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq opened slightly higher on Wednesday, led by gains in Nvidia, Apple and Oracle but were limited by Intel's drop.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P, Nasdaq open slightly higher as techs gain

Jan 3 (Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq opened slightly higher on Wednesday, led by gains in Nvidia, Apple and Oracle but were limited by Intel's drop.

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BRIEF-Quest Pharmatech Unit Sign License Agreement With Stanford University

* QUEST PHARMATECH- UNIT SIGN EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH STANFORD UNIVERSITY TO DEVELOP & COMMERCIALIZE PATENTED EGF WOUND HEALING TECHNOLOGY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-JD.com Reports 9.1 Pct Passive Stake In Lexinfintech Holdings

* JD.COM INC REPORTS 9.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN LEXINFINTECH HOLDINGS LTD AS OF DECEMBER 26, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2DY4Vd7 Further company coverage:

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Mobileye deal boosts Israeli high-tech exits to $23 billion in 2017

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli high-tech acquisitions and initial public offering activity soared to $23 billion in 2017 from $10 billion in 2016 due to the $15.3 billion purchase of Mobileye by Intel Corp , data published on Wednesday showed.

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Mobileye deal boosts Israeli high-tech exits to $23 bln in 2017

TEL AVIV, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Israeli high-tech acquisitions and initial public offering activity soared to $23 billion in 2017 from $10 billion in 2016 due to the $15.3 billion purchase of Mobileye by Intel Corp, data published on Wednesday showed.

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BRIEF-Bio-Techne Acquires Atlanta Biologicals Inc

* BIO-TECHNE CORP - ‍TRANSACTION IS FINANCED THROUGH AVAILABLE CASH ON HAND​

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Wall Street begins 2018 with gains; tech drives momentum

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday in the first session of the new year, pushing the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closing highs, as investors were optimistic that 2018 will bring more gains for the market.

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BRIEF-Tyler Rameson Reports A 9.7 Pct Passive Stake In Mannatech As Of Dec 31, 2017

* TYLER RAMESON REPORTS A 9.7 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN MANNATECH INC AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DRnPT1) Further company coverage:

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Wall Street carries momentum into 2018 as techs climb

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes were higher on the first trading session of 2018 on Tuesday, driven by gains in technology and consumer discretionary stocks, setting the stage for another robust year for equities.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street carries momentum into 2018 as techs climb

* Media, retail stocks rise after positive broker recommendations

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Wall Street off to strong start to 2018 as techs gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes were higher on the first trading session of the year on Tuesday, driven by technology and consumer discretionary stocks, setting the stage for another year of robust gains for equities.

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Civil rights resolutions for a better America in 2018

Will 2018 be the year when racism ends and America truly has liberty and justice for all?

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BRIEF-DPW Holdings' Subsidiary Coolisys Technologies Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Enertec

* DPW HOLDINGS’ SUBSIDIARY COOLISYS TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ENERTEC

New Year nytimes.com

8 Easy, Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

You don’t need fad diets, supplements, fancy workouts or lots of time or money to improve your health.

Computer Security nytimes.com

How Antivirus Software Can Be Turned Into a Tool for Spying

Government officials warn that software from Kaspersky Lab could be subverted by Russian intelligence. A security researcher shows how it could be done.

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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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Big tech's role in the 2018 midterms

With the midterm elections fast approaching, how will tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter limit the spread of "fake news" and hoaxes? And why are the companies under so much scrutiny right now? Sarah Lacy, the founder and editor-in-chief of Pando, shares her thoughts with Brian Stelter.

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

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

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

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

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

Plans by a Google sibling for a development where robots collect trash and heated paths melt snow have generated excitement. But its data-collection sensors have spurred privacy concerns.

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BRIEF-Technical Communications Expresses Doubt About Ability To Continue As A Going Concern

* TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP SAYS "THERE IS DOUBT ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE AS A GOING CONCERN" - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Critical Outcome Technologies Reports Q2 Loss Per Share Of C$0.11

* CRITICAL OUTCOME TECHNOLOGIES REPORTS FISCAL 2018 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS

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

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

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8 resolutions for better parenting in 2018

If you're looking to improve your parenting, you're not alone. In my opinion, it's an essential area of course correction, up there with weight loss, better eating and better spending, arguably more essential.

Emotions nytimes.com

Gray Matter: The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

Willpower is for chumps. Here’s what actually works.

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

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

Buildings (Structures) nytimes.com

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

Salesforce Tower, which at 1,070 feet is the tallest office building west of the Mississippi, will be inhabited in January, signaling tech’s triumph in the city.

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

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

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BRIEF-Nanya Technology disposes stake in Micron Technology for $19.1 mln

* Says it disposes 451,000 shares of Micron Technology Inc , at the average price of approximately $42.430093 per share, for approximately $19.1 million in total, for working capital supplement and loan repayment

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Hong Kong eyes blockbuster China tech IPO queue, led by Xiaomi

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong bankers are eyeing a slew of blockbuster IPOs from Chinese technology firms with a total market capitalization of some $500 billion over the next two years, in a sharp contrast to 2017 - the city's worst year for raising equity in a decade.

Workplace Hazards and Violations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: American Workers Need Better Job Protections

You should not be fired for taking a sick day to care for your child. A “just cause” law would protect you.

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BRIEF-Cellect Biotechnology Ltd Files Prospectus Related To Resale Of Shares

* CELLECT BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD FILES PROSPECTUS RELATED TO RESALE OF 5.46 MILLION ORDINARY SHARES REPRESENTED BY 273,060 ADSS BY SELLING SHAREHOLDERS-SEC FILING‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2DtLaK7) Further company coverage:

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Wall Street rises as financials, tech advance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher in light trading on Thursday, buoyed by gains in financial stocks and as technology stocks continued to slowly recover from a losing skid.

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Wall Street little changed as tech treads water

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in light trading on Thursday, as technology stocks continued to tread water and offset gains in financial stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed as tech treads water

* Dow up 0.17 pct, S&P 500 up 0.07 pct, Nasdaq up 0.04 pct (Updates to mid-afternoon, changes byline, adds NEW YORK dateline)

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Tech, financial gains lift Wall Street

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes rose slightly in thin holiday trading on Thursday, supported by gains in technology and financial stocks.

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US STOCKS-Tech, financial gains lift Wall Street

* Indexes up: Dow 0.14 pct, S&P 0.07 pct, Nasdaq 0.13 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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Wall Street lifted by gains in technology shares

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were slightly higher in late morning trading on Thursday, helped by gains in technology stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street lifted by gains in technology shares

* Indexes up: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.05 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

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6 tech predictions for 2018

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Wall Street higher as tech stocks advance

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose in thin holiday trading on Thursday, helped by gains in technology stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street higher as tech stocks advance

* Indexes up: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.11 pct, Nasdaq 0.19 pct (Updates to open)

Computer Security nytimes.com

Opinion: Your Mother’s Maiden Name Is Not a Secret

There has been no shortage of incidents proving that website security questions are far from secure.

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China says more than 18,000 officials failed or performed badly in protecting environment

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 18,000 Chinese officials failed to take any action or performed badly in protecting the environment since 2016, according to a national crackdown that saw Beijing inspectors visit some of the world's most polluted cities.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

The Shift: Some Things About Tech Were Good in 2017. No, Really.

Amid a series of scandals and sins, a few righteous tech innovators actually brought positive change this year.

Computer Security nytimes.com

Tech Fix: 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Protect Your Technology

The cybersecurity nightmares of 2017 highlight the need to protect yourself. Here are some resolutions for living a safer digital life this new year.

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Wall Street edges up as tech snaps skid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks eked out a slight gain on Wednesday, as advances in some major technology stocks offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes just above the unchanged mark.

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Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as gains in the technology sector offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes nearly flat.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

* Tesla down on KeyBanc's lowered estimate for Model 3 deliveries

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Asia and Australia Edition: Barack Obama, North Korea, Big Tech: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Healthcare, tech stocks prop up Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, helped by gains in healthcare and technology sectors.

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US STOCKS-Healthcare, tech stocks prop up Wall Street

* Indexes up: Dow 0.08 pct, S&P 0.06 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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Tech, healthcare stocks prop up Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher in late morning trading on Wednesday, helped by gains in technology and healthcare shares.

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US STOCKS-Tech, healthcare stocks prop up Wall Street

* Indexes up: Dow 0.15 pct, S&P 0.16 pct, Nasdaq 0.25 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

Smartphones nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: A World of Deal Making, Gleaned With an iPhone X

Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter in London, discussed his favorite tech tool — an iPhone X — and British norms for using the gadget socially.

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BRIEF-DXC Technology Receives Early Termination Of Waiting Period In Connection With Vencore And Keypoint Acquisitions, USPS Merger-Spin-Off

* DXC TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES EARLY TERMINATION OF HART-SCOTT-RODINO WAITING PERIOD IN CONNECTION WITH VENCORE AND KEYPOINT ACQUISITIONS, USPS MERGER-SPIN-OFF Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other giants are accelerating their efforts to remake health care with new tracking apps, sensors and other tools.

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Wall Street slips on tech sector weakness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday as Apple and shares of its parts suppliers weakened on a report of soft iPhone X demand, which pulled technology shares lower.

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Wall Street slips as tech sector weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday as Apple and shares of its parts suppliers weakened on a report of soft iPhone X demand, which pulled technology shares lower.

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US STOCKS-Wall St slips as tech sector weighs

* Dow down 0.14 pct, S&P 500 down 0.16 pct, Nasdaq down 0.35 pct (Updates to mid-afternoon, changes byline)

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BRIEF-Hubbell To Acquire Aclara Technologies For About $1.1 Bln

* SAYS ‍ENTERED DEAL TO ACQUIRE ACLARA TECHNOLOGIES FOR ABOUT $1.1 BILLION IN AN ALL-CASH TRANSACTION​

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Top small-cap funds of 2017 focus on healthcare, tech in year ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Healthcare, technology and Japanese small-cap stocks look poised to outperform the broader market in the year ahead, according to some of the best performing U.S.-based stock fund managers of 2017.

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BRIEF-Nanya Technology disposes 779,403 shares of Micron Technology for $34.7 mln

* Says it disposes 779,403 shares of Micron Technology Inc , at the price of $34.7 million in total (average price of about $44.561701 per share), for working capital supplement and loan repayment

Traffic Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

Navigation Apps Are Turning Quiet Neighborhoods Into Traffic Nightmares

As motorists turn onto residential streets, towns are fighting back by creating turn restrictions, speed humps and even closing roads to outsiders.

cnn.com

Tech giant Elon Musk causes alien scare

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket in southern California Friday night leaving a trail behind.

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Exclusive: U.S. memo weakens guidelines for protecting immigrant children in court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has issued new guidelines for immigration judges that remove some instructions for how to protect unaccompanied juveniles appearing in their courtrooms.

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BRIEF-Sinovac Biotech Receives Positive Decision On Hepatitis A Vaccine From WHO

* SINOVAC BIOTECH RECEIVES POSITIVE DECISION ON ITS HEPATITIS A VACCINE FROM WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Promised to Protect Steel. Layoffs Are Coming Instead.

Steelworkers thought they would see a new dawn for their industry. But the president’s pledge to do something has actually done more harm than good.

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BRIEF-Genscript Biotech Says US, Ireland Units ‍& Janssen Biotech Enter Collaboration & License Agreement ​

* US, IRELAND UNITS ‍& JANSSEN BIOTECH ENTER COLLABORATION & LICENSE AGREEMENT TO DEVELOP MULTIPLE MYELOMA PRODUCTS ​

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BRIEF-Nanotech Security Qtrly Net Loss C$0.00

* NANOTECH ANNOUNCES STRONG FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL 2017 YEAR-END RESULTS