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Russia readies supercomputer to improve World Cup weather forecasts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is setting up a supercomputer meant to improve weather forecasts ahead of this year's soccer World Cup finals, the authorities said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Aecom Awarded $442 Mln Contract To Provide U.S. Army With Rotary Wing Training Services

* AECOM AWARDED NINE-YEAR, US$442 MILLION CONTRACT TO PROVIDE U.S. ARMY WITH ROTARY WING TRAINING SERVICES

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IV bags in short supply across US

Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced intermittent shortages of IV bags, which are used to administer and dilute medications. The devastation caused by the Category 4 hurricane -- the first to hit the island in more than eight decades -- amplified the IV bag shortage, in particular sodium chloride 0.9% injection bags, which are ubiquitous in medical facilities and hospitals.

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BRIEF-Nokia Wins Five-Year Managed Services Agreement To Manage Optus' Network

* NOKIA WINS FIVE-YEAR MANAGED SERVICES AGREEMENT TO MANAGE OPTUS' NETWORK

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Google to relaunch map service in China: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will relaunch its map service in China after an eight-year absence, Nikkei reported on Monday.

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Google to relaunch map service in China -Nikkei

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will relaunch its map service in China after an eight-year absence, Nikkei reported on Monday.

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MLK Day across America

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Tropical Singapore rugs up as temperatures drop

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A dip in temperature in Singapore has prompted an unusual parade of fur jackets, scarves and other winter items in the streets of the perennially balmy city-state, as more northern parts of the globe shivered under Arctic conditions.

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Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian fire across tense Kashmir frontier

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani army said, the latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have also been exchanging heated challenges.

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Warmer temperatures at Great Barrier Reef causing sea turtles to be born female

(Reuters) - Rising temperatures at Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing more green turtles to be born female, which could lead to the species dying out, a new scientific study has found.

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UK to ensure services provided by Carillion will continue-minister

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain's government will ensure that services provided by failed construction and services group Carillion will continue and the company's joint-venture partners will be involved, minister David Lidington said on Monday.

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UK government keeping close eye on services company Carillion - Conservative chairman

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's government is keeping a close eye on building and services company Carillion and ministers hope its partners will find the working capital to ensure it remains a "going concern", the chairman of the governing Conservatives said on Sunday.

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Temperatures plunge in eastern US

On Friday, Cleveland residents enjoyed a balmy day with a high of 60 degrees.

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BRIEF-Avid Bioservices Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $125 Mln

* AVID BIOSERVICES INC FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $125 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mpEPJ1) Further company coverage:

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JPMorgan’s 4th-Quarter Profit Weathers $2.4 Billion Charge Tied to Tax Bill

The banking giant earned $4.2 billion after taking a $2.4 billion charge linked to the tax overhaul. Wells Fargo reported $6.2 billion in quarterly earnings after a $173 million charge.

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Australia's weather bureau drops Port Hedland warning as Cyclone Joyce nears land

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's weather bureau has cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest on Friday and dropped its warning for high winds at iron ore terminal Port Hedland.

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Wilder sentenced to community service for marijuana possession

(Reuters) - Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service on Thursday after being found guilty of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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Australia's weather bureau downgrades forecast severity of Cyclone Joyce

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's weather bureau has cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest on Friday.

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That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer.

With climate change warming the Arctic air, researchers say, cold snaps are getting warmer. The recent spell of cold was an outlier.

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U.S. service member in Afghanistan wounded in possible insider attack

KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military in Afghanistan is investigating an incident in the eastern province of Nangarhar in which one of its forces was wounded in an apparent insider attack by members of a pro-government militia.

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IBM to reassign 30 percent of Global Services staff in 2018: The Register

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp plans to reassign up to 30 percent of the 103,000 staff in its computer service delivery business this year with job cuts through attrition of around 10,000, technology website The Register reported on Thursday, citing unnamed company insiders.

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Cheaper services weigh on U.S. wholesale prices; jobless claims up

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

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Protests held across Pakistan after 7-year-old girl's rape and murder

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Protests broke out across Pakistan on Thursday after the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in a district south of Lahore, due to public anger at what is seen as the authorities' failure to investigate such cases.

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IBM to reassign 30 pct of Global Services staff in 2018: The Register

LONDON (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp plans to reassign up to 30 percent of staff in its 103,000 computer service delivery business this year with job cuts through attrition of around 10,000, technology website The Register reported on Thursday, citing unnamed company insiders.

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UPDATE 1-IBM to reassign 30 pct of Global Services staff in 2018 -The Register

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp plans to reassign up to 30 percent of staff in its 103,000 computer service delivery business this year with job cuts through attrition of around 10,000, technology website The Register reported on Thursday, citing unnamed company insiders.

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U.S. weather forecaster sees La Niña chances at 85-95 percent

(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday that La Niña conditions are likely to persist through the Northern Hemisphere winter.

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New York Today: New York Today: Weather Whiplash

Thursday: The city goes from frozen to balmy, modesty in fashion, and the Winter Jazzfest.

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Japan sees 70 percent chance of La Nina weather pattern lasting into spring

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Thursday that a La Nina weather pattern is continuing, with a 70 percent chance of it lasting into spring.

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More Female Sea Turtles Born as Temperatures Rise

Male hatchlings are disappearing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows, because the growing warmth of nests produces more females.

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U.S. says Massachusetts cannot sue student loan servicer

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has filed papers arguing Massachusetts's attorney general cannot pursue claims that one of the nation's largest student loan servicers undermined a federal debt forgiveness program.

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BRIEF-SNC-Lavalin Awarded Engineering Services Agreement Worth Over $100 Mln

* SNC-LAVALIN AWARDED ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH A DOWNSTREAM REFINING AND PETRO-CHEMICAL COMPANY IN THE GULF COAST, USA

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BRIEF-‍Chorus unit Jazz reaches new tentative agreement with its Airport Services employees​

* ‍CHORUS SUBSIDIARY JAZZ REACHES A NEW TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH ITS AIRPORT SERVICES EMPLOYEES​

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Ancient village moved across China

According to Confucius: "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

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BRIEF-Nine Energy Service Inc Sees IPO Of Up To 7 Mln Shares

* NINE ENERGY SERVICE INC SEES IPO OF UP TO 7.0 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $20.00 AND $23.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-NEC Acquires UK-Based IT Services Company Northgate Public Services

* NEC ACQUIRES UK-BASED IT SERVICES COMPANY NORTHGATE PUBLIC SERVICES

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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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Weather disasters cost U.S. record $306 billion in 2017: NOAA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Weather and climate-related disasters cost the United States a record $306 billion in 2017, the third-warmest year on record, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Gain Capital announces ‍launch Of Bitcoin Trading In Australia, Singapore On Co's City Index Branded Service​

* GAIN CAPITAL HOLDINGS INC - ‍LAUNCH OF BITCOIN TRADING IN AUSTRALIA AND SINGAPORE ON COMPANY'S CITY INDEX BRANDED SERVICE​

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BRIEF-Enterprise Group Announces $9.1 Million Equipment Supply And Services Agreement

* ENTERPRISE GROUP ANNOUNCES $9.1 MILLION EQUIPMENT SUPPLY AND SERVICES AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wellstar And Pacira To Minimize Opioid Use Across Surgical Procedures

* WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM AND PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO MINIMIZE OPIOID USE AND STANDARDIZE OUTCOMES ACROSS SURGICAL PROCEDURES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Britain should choose hard Brexit if no financial services deal: Farage

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain should opt for a hard Brexit if the European Union does not offer an agreement on financial services, British member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage said on Monday before a meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator.

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Icy weather continues to grip US

Icy temperatures continue to grip the US with around a quarter of Americans under winter weather advisories Monday.

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South Korea inspects six banks over virtual currency services to clients

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean financial authorities on Monday said they are inspecting six local banks that offer virtual currency accounts to institutions, amid concerns the increasing use of such assets could lead to a surge in crime.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea inspects 6 banks over virtual currency services to clients

* S.Korea bigger hacking target due to price gap (Adds comment from bank responses, analyst on price gap, background)

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RPT-U.S. oilfield service firms dust off IPO plans as crude prices surge

HOUSTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield service companies are gearing up for initial public offerings, according to regulatory filings and analysts, after several shelved equity sales last year during a weak period for oil prices.

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U.S. oilfield service firms dust off IPO plans as crude prices surge

HOUSTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield service companies are gearing up for initial public offerings, according to regulatory filings and analysts, after several shelved equity sales last year during a weak period for oil prices.

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How the FBI and Secret Service are preparing

The FBI, the Secret Service, snipers and other law enforcement teams are working to keep the College Football National Championship festivities in Atlanta safe for fans ahead of the game on Monday night.

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Brutal cold snap stuns East Coast after blizzard

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shroud of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas earlier this week.

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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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Brutal cold snap stuns U.S. East Coast after blizzard

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blanket of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas this week.

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Brutal, dangerous cold grips East Coast

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Much of the U.S. East Coast will wake up on Saturday to brutally cold and dangerous temperatures as the region recovers from a powerful blizzard that unleashed heavy snows and strong winds.

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Toronto homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

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Argentina approves Telecom 'quadruple play' services

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's communications regulator Enacom said on Friday it had signed off on new rules allowing companies to offer so-called quadruple play services that include landlines, mobile phones, pay television and the internet.

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Homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams eastern Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

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Cold comfort: U.S. homeless shelters overwhelmed in brutal weather

BOSTON (Reuters) - In the common room of Boston's Pine Street Inn homeless shelter, dozens of blue vinyl pads and folded-up cots stood ready on Friday for another night's rush of people fleeing the deadly cold that has gripped the region for almost two weeks.

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BRIEF-Wisconsin Public Service Files For Senior Debt Shelf Offering Of Up To $1.2 Bln

* WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE CORP FILES FOR SENIOR DEBT SHELF OFFERING OF UP TO $1.2 BILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2E9Dnlh) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

* Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest U.S. East Coast refiner, cut rates due to the severe weather.

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Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm in the U.S. Northeast brought plunging temperatures on Friday, driving regional natural gas prices to all-time highs, disrupting refinery operations and causing electrical outages.

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U.S. Northeast digs out of blizzard as brutal cold bears down

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people in the United States.

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Bomb cyclone leaves, but brutal cold is next

The good news: the major storm that gripped the East Coast is moving away. The bad news: the Northeast is not out of the woods.

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Frigid Baltimore schools: The racism we haven't confronted

Earlier this week, amid freezing temperatures, students across Baltimore City returned from winter break to face unheated classrooms. About 60 schools -- nearly one-third of the entire system -- reported issues, leading to the closure of four schools on Wednesday and early dismissal in two others. The teacher's union condemned the conditions as "unfair and inhumane." And teachers quickly took to social media to post images of shivering students and thermostats registering harsh temperatures.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Bannon, Weather, Macron: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Putin OKs resumption of Russian airline service to Cairo: document

MOSCOW/CAIRO (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin authorized the resumption of regular Russian airline flights to Cairo, according to a document published on the Moscow government's website on Thursday.

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Weather disrupts more than 2,800 flights

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Weather, Stephen Bannon, Intel: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Blizzard pounds U.S. Northeast as snow sweeps across South

CHARLESTON, S.C./BOSTON (Reuters) - Heavy snow and high winds pounded the U.S. East Coast along a front stretching from Maine as far south as North Carolina early on Thursday, knocking out power, icing over roadways and closing hundreds of schools.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks rally picks up pace as services growth impresses

* Autos boosted by better-than-expected U.S. car sales (Updates prices, adds detail, quotes)

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METALS-Cold weather heats up lead metal market

SYDNEY, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Forecasts for more frigid weather in the United States this week supported Chinese lead futures on Thursday amid expectations of seasonally strong demand and likely winter shortages. More than 80 percent of global lead consumption is for batteries mainly for autos, and the peak demand period is during the height of winter when freezing temperatures cause battery failures.

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This is what subzero temperatures look like

Below-freezing temperatures across the country have resulted in frozen waterfalls, traffic pile-ups and frostbite.

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U.S. agriculture markets jump as frigid weather blankets farm belt

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Bone-chilling cold across the U.S. farm belt riled agriculture markets at midweek as concerns over crop damage and delayed export shipments sent prices of key food commodities soaring.

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BRIEF-Soros Fund Management Reports 7.78 Pct Passive Stake In ServiceSource International‍​

* SOROS FUND MANAGEMENT REPORTS 7.78 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SERVICESOURCE INTERNATIONAL INC AS OF DEC 3 - SEC FILING‍​ ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2lPLH2C) Further company coverage:

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A bomb cyclone and other cool cold-weather terms to know this winter

If you're feeling abnormally chilly lately, go ahead and blame the bomb cyclone. It's the hottest cold-weather term at the moment, probably because it combines two already alarming words.

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Death toll from Peru bus crash rises to 48 : emergency services

LIMA (Reuters) - At least 48 people were killed in Peru when a bus collided with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of the capital Lima, emergency services officials said.

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METALS-China metals ease; lead gains as frigid weather persists

(Updates prices) By James Regan SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most Chinese base metals ended lower on Wednesday, while lead gained more than 1 percent as parts of the United States braced for more frigid weather. The peak demand period for lead, which is largely used to make batteries, is during the height of winter when freezing temperatures cause battery failures. Commodities traders said mixed signals were also emerging over the extent of China's demand for imported industrial me

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BRIEF-Apple buys app development service Buddybuild

* CANADA'S BUDDYBUILD SAYS HAS JOINED THE XCODE ENGINEERING GROUP AT APPLE TO BUILD DEVELOPER TOOLS FOR THE ENTIRE IOS COMMUNITY‍​ Source: http://bit.ly/2CHqvmS

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Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, ice storms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least eight deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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METALS-China metals mixed; lead gains as frigid weather persists

SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Chinese base metals were mixed in early trade on Wednesday, as the most active copper contract slipped, while lead gained the sharpest as parts of the United States braced for more frigid weather. The peak demand period for lead, which is largely used to make batteries, is during winters when the freezing weather causes battery failures. Commodities traders said mixed signals were also emerging over the extent of China's demand for imported industrial metals

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Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least seven deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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1,500 security barriers are going up across New York City

New York City plans to install more than 1,500 protective barriers in high-profile locations to guard against vehicle attacks and other terror-related incidents.

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Altice drops Starz, directs customers to its online service

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Cable company Altice USA Inc is employing a new negotiating tactic when it comes to reaching agreements with content providers on prices: pointing customers to programmers' own streaming services.

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BRIEF-Liberty Oilfield Services Inc Sees IPO Of 10.7 Million Shares Priced Between $14-$16 Per Share

* LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES INC SEES IPO OF 10.7 MILLION SHARES OF CO'S CLASS A COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $14.00 AND $16.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Ecolab Acquires Cascade Water Services

* ECOLAB - CASCADE WATER SERVICES WILL BECOME PART OF CO'S WATER BUSINESS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Weatherford shares plummet after company scraps OneStim venture

HOUSTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Shares of Weatherford International Plc fell 18 percent on Tuesday after the oilfield services company abandoned a proposed joint venture with Schlumberger and instead sold its hydraulic fracturing business to Schlumberger, a bigger rival.

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Weatherford shares plummet after company scraps OneStim venture

HOUSTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Shares of Weatherford International Plc fell more than 17 percent on Tuesday after the oilfield services company abandoned a proposed joint venture with Schlumberger and instead sold its hydraulic fracturing business to Schlumberger, a bigger rival.

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U.S. service member killed, four wounded in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One U.S. service member was killed and four others wounded during a "combat engagement" in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the U.S military said in a statement on Tuesday.

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U.S. service member killed, four injured in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One U.S. service member was killed and four others injured during a "combat engagement" in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the U.S military said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Trump rips 'brutal and corrupt' Iran regime

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the US is watching the "brutal and corrupt Iranian regime" amid deadly protests in the country, continuing his public support for anti-government demonstrations.

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Bitterly cold temperatures to linger for days

Hard freeze warnings remain in effect for much of the country with wind chill advisories stretching from Canada to Mexico. CNN's Jennifer Gray has more.

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Israel's Spacecom expands deal for satellite service to Nepal

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Space Communication Ltd, operator of the Amos satellites, said on Tuesday Nepal's Dish Media Network has contracted for more capacity on the Amos-4 satellite starting in the fourth quarter.

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Britain wants financial services included in EU trade deal: Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants to include financial services in a trade deal with the European Union which covers a full sweep of economic areas, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday.

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Brutal cold across US will get worse, weather service says

The frigid temperatures that ushered in 2018 across the United States aren't going away anytime soon.

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Weather and Visiting Senator Steal the Show at de Blasio Inauguration

In spite of the cold, crowds turned out to be warmed by Bernie Sanders, who joked that “by Vermont standards this is a warm and pleasant afternoon.”

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Record cold temperatures hit most of US

Millions across the US are facing record-low temperatures as winter weather continues to wreak havoc throughout the nation.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Mayor de Blasio Begins Second Term in Frigid Ceremony

On a bitterly cold day, Bill de Blasio was sworn by Senator Bernie Sanders and pledged “a new progressive era in this city’s history.”

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In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intrepid revelers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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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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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...

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WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

Dec 31 (Reuters) - WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed.

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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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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year's Eve celebrations.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, E.Coast

(Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year's Eve celebrations.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) - A fresh jolt of arctic air will usher in the new year for much of the United States this weekend, bringing record cold temperatures on New Year's Day to cities in the Midwest and East Coast, forecasters said on Saturday.

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Weatherford scraps joint venture, sells a business to Schlumberger

HOUSTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Weatherford International Plc on Friday sold a U.S. oil-well business to rival Schlumberger NV for $430 million, abandoning a planned joint venture.

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BRIEF-Delek Logistics Announces Transportation Services Agreement Period For Incentive Rates For Paline Pipeline

* DELEK LOGISTICS ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AGREEMENT PERIOD FOR INCENTIVE RATES FOR THE PALINE PIPELINE FROM LONGVIEW TO NEDERLAND

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Trump wants Postal Service to charge "much more" for Amazon shipments

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE, Dec 29 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to charge "much more" to ship packages for Amazon, picking another fight with the online retail giant he has criticized in the past.

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Trump takes on Postal Service in tweet

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump decided to take on the U.S. Postal Service.

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Trump wants Postal Service to charge 'much more' for Amazon shipments

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to charge "much more" to ship packages for Amazon Amazon, picking another fight with the online retail giant he has criticized in the past.

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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.

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UPDATE 3-Trump wants Postal Service to charge "much more" for Amazon shipments

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE, Dec 29 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to charge "much more" to ship packages for Amazon Amazon, picking another fight with the online retail giant he has criticized in the past.

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UPDATE 2-Trump targets Amazon in call for postal service to hike prices

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Amazon on Friday in a call for the country's postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs, picking another fight with the online retail giant he has criticized in the past.

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We’re Not ‘National Hangover Service,’ N.H.S. Tells U.K. Drinkers

The chief executive of the National Health Service in England said people who drank to excess were “selfish” and suggested greater use of drunk tanks.

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Trump targets Amazon in call for postal service to hike prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday targeted online retailer Amazon in a call for the country's postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs.

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Temperatures continue to drop in Northeast

Blasts of Arctic air have brought record low temperatures and historic amounts of snowfall to parts of the US.

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Analysis: Trump doesn't know the difference between climate and weather

At 8 p.m. Thursday, after a third straight day of golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and the temperature was 72 degrees, President Donald Trump tweeted this:

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U.S. to fully resume visa services in Turkey: State Dept.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department on Thursday said it will fully resume U.S. visa services in Turkey after an earlier diplomatic row over local employees and U.S. citizens who had been arrested during a state of emergency in Ankara.

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BRIEF-J.B. Hunt Transport Services Sees Q4 Revenue $1.9 Bln To $2.0 Bln

* J.B. HUNT TRANSPORT SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES EARNINGS EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017

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BRIEF-Keryx Biopharma Says Norwich Pharmaceuticals Agreed To Terminate Manufacturing Services Agreement

* KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS- ON DEC 20,CO,NORWICH PHARMACEUTICALS AGREED TO TERMINATE MANUFACTURING SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN CO,NPI,DATED JAN 17, 2014‍​

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BRIEF-H&E Equipment Services Extends Existing $602.5 Mln Senior Secured Credit Facility With Wells Fargo Capital Finance

* H&E EQUIPMENT SERVICES-ON DEC 22, CO AMENDED, EXTENDED, RESTATED EXISTING $602.5 MILLION SENIOR SECURED CREDIT FACILITY WITH WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

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BRIEF-EHi Car Services Appoints Independent Financial Advisor And Legal Counsel To The Special Committee

* EHI CAR SERVICES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Bitcoin rises 10 percent, recovers from last week's brutal selloff

SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its recovery in holiday-thinned trading on Tuesday, rising 10 percent to be up more than a third from last week's lows of below $12,000.

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One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India

India is “sitting on a volcano” of diabetes. A father’s effort to ban junk food sales in and near schools aims to change what children eat.

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Severe weather arrives across the US

Severe winter weather bears down on much of the Northwest, Midwest and Northeast as cold temperatures sweep across the US on Christmas Day. CNN's Chad Myers has more.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join royal family service

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were met by hundreds of well-wishers as they turned out for the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service Monday.

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Russia's Yandex.Taxi buys food delivery service Foodfox

MOSCOW, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Yandex.Taxi, a subsidiary of Russian internet group Yandex, said on Monday it is buying Russian food delivery service Foodfox for an undisclosed amount.

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Jack Frost will nip at 60 million Americans living in areas under winter weather alerts

A broad swath of the US won't have to dream of a White Christmas as winter weather bears down on much of the northwest, midwest and northeast on Sunday. They'll be seeing snow from two separate storms.

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Sprawling Across New York, a Solstice Music Marathon

Make Music Winter, an annual explosion of participatory “parades,” included riffs on Bach, West African music and microtonality.

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BRIEF-C&J Energy Services Files For Resale Of 4.4 Mln Shares

* C&J ENERGY SERVICES FILES FOR RESALE OF 4.4 MILLION SHARES OF CO TO BE SOLD BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS - SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2BRliZk) Further company coverage:

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Uzbek leader says he will curb power of state security service

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev said on Friday he would reform the Central Asian nation's state security service, adding that its power had become excessive under his predecessor Islam Karimov.

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BRIEF-Icahn Automotive Group Purchases 19 Independently-Owned Service Locations Throughout U.S.

* ICAHN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LLC SAYS HAS PURCHASED 19 INDEPENDENTLY-OWNED SERVICE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT UNITED STATES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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No rain relief seen for South Africa's drought-striken southwest - weather service

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's drought-stricken southwest, where the city of Cape Town is located, faces severe water shortages and is still expected to experience higher average temperatures and periodic hot spells, the weather service said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Strad Energy Services Says Approved 2018 Capital Expenditure Program Of $8 Mln

* STRAD ENERGY SERVICES ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM AND UPDATE TO ITS NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID

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BRIEF-California Water Service Says Unit Entered An $85 Million Settlement Agreement

* CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE SAYS ON DEC 20, UNIT ENTERED AN $85 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH DOW CHEMICAL CO, SHELL OIL CO, CHEVRON U.S.A., AMONG OTHERS

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Big retailers are testing out subscription services

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It's the second time a soldier has fled across the demilitarized zone into S. Korea in less than two months

A "low-ranking" North Korean soldier defected to South Korea early Thursday morning across the demilitarized zone between the two countries, South Korea's military said.

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UPDATE 4-Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

* Member states can regulate transport companies (Adds tweet from CEO in paragraphs 15-16)

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BRIEF-DFS Services and NAPAS Sign Agreement To Form Strategic Alliance

* DFS SERVICES LLC SAYS CO, NATIONAL PAYMENTS CORPORATION OF VIETNAM SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO FORM A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

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Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] should be classified as a transport service and regulated like other taxi operators, the European Union's top court said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday that could impact other online businesses in Europe.

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UPDATE 2-Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

* Member states can regulate transport companies (Adds reactions, background)

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Uber dealt blow by EU court ruling that it is transport service

LUXEMBOURG, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Ride-hailing app Uber provides a transport service and can be regulated like traditional taxis, the European Union's top court said on Wednesday in a landmark ruling that will determine the rules Uber and its rivals have to respect in Europe.

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Strikes kill 19 in rebel village in Syria's Idlib: Observatory, rescue service

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes killed 19 people in a village in Syria's rebel stronghold of Idlib overnight, a rescue service and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

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EU rules Uber is a taxi service, not just an app

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Uber dealt blow by EU court ruling that it is transport service

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Ride-hailing app Uber provides a transport service and can be regulated like traditional taxis, the European Union's top court said on Wednesday in a landmark ruling that will determine the rules Uber and peers have to respect in Europe.

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Uber Suffers Major Setback After Europe Court Rules It’s a Taxi Service

The ruling by the European Court of Justice means the company must comply with tough rules governing traditional taxi associations in the region.

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Crews battling California wildfire make headway in third day of fair weather

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling a devastating California wildfire that now ranks as the state's second-largest on record capitalized on a third straight day of favorable weather conditions on Tuesday as they made greater progress corralling the flames.

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GRAPHIC-Banks, healthcare service firms among winners from U.S. tax bill

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Sweeping U.S. tax legislation appears to be on the verge of approval, lifting the prospects in particular for banks, telecoms, transports and other industries that stand to gain the most from lower corporate tax rates.

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Weather offers some help in battle against California wildfire

(Reuters) - Thousands of weary firefighters, battling a Southern California wildfire that ranks among the largest in state history, got a little help from more favorable weather on Tuesday amid fresh signs of their progress against the flames.

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Amtrak derailment might offer one brutal ray of hope

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BRIEF-China Gold International Announces Loan Agreement And Deposit Services Agreement

Dec 19 (Reuters) - China Gold International Resources Corp Ltd:

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BRIEF-Total System Services Enters Into Commitment Letter With Bank Of America

* IN CONNECTION WITH MERGER AGREEMENT WITH CAYAN, ON DEC 16, CO ENTERED INTO COMMITMENT LETTER WITH BANK OF AMERICA

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UPDATE 1-Italian budget commission approves web tax on digital services

ROME, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The budget commission of Italy's lower house approved on Tuesday a measure obliging companies to pay a 3 percent levy on some internet transactions in a move aimed at bypassing EU tax rules that benefit large tech firms.

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Italian budget commission approves web tax on digital services

ROME, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The budget commission of Italy's lower house approved on Tuesday a provision obliging companies to pay a 3 percent tax on some internet transactions made in Italy.

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UPDATE 2-Ride-hailing firm Grab launches services in Cambodia

* Latest development in quick-moving industry (Adds comments from Cambodian government, Grab; changes dateline)

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BRIEF-Ericsson Says NBN Co to Continue Its Fixed Wireless, Sky Muster Managed Services Partnership​

* ‍NBN CO ANNOUNCED IT WILL CONTINUE ITS FIXED WIRELESS AND SKY MUSTER MANAGED SERVICES PARTNERSHIP WITH ERICSSON THROUGH TO 2020​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Ride-hailing firm Grab launches services in Cambodia

* Cambodia new SEA battleground for ride-sharing services (Adds regional background, bullets, changes dateline to include Phnom Penh)

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California wildfire fight aided by better weather

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of weary firefighters, battling a deadly 2-week-old California wildfire that ranks as the third largest in state history, welcomed a second straight day of favorable weather on Monday that allowed a more aggressive attack on the flames.

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Ride-hailing firm Grab launches services in Cambodia

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Grab said it launched its services in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, officially expanding its presence to an eighth country in Southeast Asia.

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California wildfire fight aided by better weather after two weeks

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of weary firefighters, battling a deadly two-week-old California wildfire that ranks as the third-largest in state history, welcomed a second straight day of favorable weather on Monday that allowed a more aggressive attack on the flames.

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UPDATE 3-McDermott adds onshore services with Chicago Bridge buy

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Offshore-focused McDermott International Inc said it would buy onshore-based Chicago Bridge and Iron NV (CB&I) to create an integrated construction and engineering services provider amid a stabilizing global oil market.

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UPDATE 2-McDermott adds onshore services with Chicago Bridge buy

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Offshore-focused McDermott International Inc said it would buy onshore-based Chicago Bridge and Iron NV (CB&I) to create an integrated construction and engineering services provider amid a stabilizing global oil market.

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BRIEF-Nexus Energy Services Announces Bitcoin Implementation To Its Oil Business

* NEXUS ENERGY SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES BITCOIN IMPLEMENTATION TO ITS OIL BUSINESS

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EU's top court to decide whether Uber is a digital app or a taxi service

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A debate in Europe over whether ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL] is merely a digital company or one providing transport services will be decided when the top European Union court hands down its verdict on Wednesday in a highly anticipated case.

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Payment processor Total System Services to buy Cayan for $1.05 billion

(Reuters) - Total System Services Inc (TSYS) on Monday said it would buy payment technology firm Cayan for $1.05 billion in cash to expand its offerings to small and mid-sized U.S. businesses.

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UPDATE 2-Payment processor Total System Services to buy Cayan for $1.05 bln

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Total System Services Inc (TSYS) on Monday said it would buy payment technology firm Cayan for $1.05 billion in cash to expand its offerings to small and mid-sized U.S. businesses.

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Total System Services to buy Cayan for $1.05 billion

(Reuters) - U.S. payment processor Total System Services Inc (TSYS) on Monday said it would buy payment technology company Cayan in an all-cash deal valued at $1.05 billion.

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UPDATE 1-Total System Services to buy Cayan for $1.05 bln

Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. payment processor Total System Services Inc (TSYS) on Monday said it would buy payment technology company Cayan in an all-cash deal valued at $1.05 billion.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Sidebar: Across the Atlantic, Another Supreme Court Case on Cake and Gay Rights

This spring, Britain’s Supreme Court will consider whether a bakery could refuse to create a cake celebrating same-sex marriage.

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NHL-Senators beat Canadiens in frigid first outdoor game of season

(The Sports Xchange) - In an outdoor game with temperatures dipping past the freezing point, being hit by a puck was never less fun.

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Beijing spared as smog triggers curbs on factories across northern China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Smog warnings across northern China have forced authorities to order factories to reduce output, construction sites to slow work, and the enforcement of limits on the use of diesel-fueled vehicles on Thursday.

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Indonesia's Go-Jek acquires three companies to boost payment services

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Go-Jek has acquired three financial technology businesses, as it expands from ride-hailing and other mobile on-demand offerings into payments and other services.

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Indonesia's Go-Jek acquires 3 companies to boost payment services

JAKARTA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Indonesia's Go-Jek has acquired three financial technology businesses, as it expands from ride-hailing and other mobile on-demand offerings into payments and other services.

Global Warming nytimes.com

How Global Warming Fueled Five Extreme Weather Events

Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.

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National Park Service reduces free admission days

There will be fewer days to enjoy national parks for free next year.

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BRIEF-Gtt Signs New Global Services Agreement With Chevron Transport Corporation Ltd

* SIGNS NEW GLOBAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CHEVRON TRANSPORT CORPORATION LTD.

Weather nytimes.com

Can the Weather Make Bones and Joints Ache?

A new study concludes that changes in the weather do not bring on pain.

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U.S. weather forecaster sees La Niña chances exceeding 80 percent

(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said La Niña conditions are predicted to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18.

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BRIEF-Alaska Airlines Says Begins Nonstop Service Between San Francisco Airport And Kailua-Kona Airport

* ALASKA AIRLINES SAYS BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND KAILUA-KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Gibraltar launches financial services license for blockchain

LONDON (Reuters) - Gibraltar's financial services watchdog will introduce the world's first bespoke license for "fintech" firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit.

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Putin: U.S. secret services control doping whistleblower Rodchenkov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former anti-doping chief-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov is working under the control of U.S. special services, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Cheetah Mobile To Incorporate Microsoft's Ai-Based Technologies And Services Into Cheetah Mobile's Product Matrix

* CHEETAH MOBILE INC - ANNOUNCED A COLLABORATION TO INCORPORATE MICROSOFT'S AI-BASED TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES INTO CHEETAH MOBILE'S PRODUCT MATRIX Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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T-Mobile to launch TV service in 2018, buy Layer3 TV

NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday that it would launch a new streaming television service next year after buying startup Layer3 TV for an undisclosed amount.

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Trump administration calls for government IT to adopt cloud services

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The White House said Wednesday the U.S. government needs a major overhaul of information technology systems and should take steps to better protect data and accelerate efforts to use cloud-based technology.

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UPDATE 3-T-Mobile to launch new television service in 2018, acquire Layer3 TV

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday that it will launch a new streaming television service next year after buying startup Layer3 TV for an undisclosed amount.

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Target buys same-day delivery service

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UPDATE 2-T-Mobile to launch new television service in 2018, acquire Layer3 TV

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc will launch a new television service in 2018 and acquire television technology company Layer3 TV Inc for an undisclosed amount, the U.S. No. 3 wireless carrier said on Wednesday.

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T-Mobile to launch new television service in 2018, acquire Layer3 TV

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. No. 3 wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc will launch a new television service in 2018 and acquire television technology company Layer3 TV Inc for an undisclosed amount as part of its plans, it said on Wednesday.

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Warmer Arctic temperatures the 'new normal'

Arctic temperatures are continuing to rise while sea ice declines, a new report has found, with the region showing no sign of returning to its "reliably frozen" state.

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BRIEF-Trakopolis IOT Enters Into Agreement With Texas-Based Oilfield Services Company

* TRAKOPOLIS IOT CORP SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A TEXAS-BASED OILFIELD SERVICES COMPANY

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Half of world's people can't get basic health services: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - At least half the world's population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Lyft starts Canada service in first international foray

TORONTO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing company Lyft Inc on Tuesday launched its service in Toronto, marking the first time it has taken its battle against the much larger Uber Technologies Inc outside of the United States.

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Lyft starts Canada service in first international foray

(Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc on Tuesday launched its service in Toronto, the first international market for the rival of much larger Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX advances, lifted by Valeant, financial services

TORONTO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday, led by gains in drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals and in the financial services sector.

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BRIEF-Alliance Data Systems Says Its Columbus, Ohio-Based Card Services Business To Launch Branded Credit Card For Guess? Inc

* ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS SAYS ITS COLUMBUS, OHIO-BASED CARD SERVICES BUSINESS TO LAUNCH NEW BRANDED CREDIT CARD FOR GUESS? INC - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. Announces New Credit Facility

* CATHEDRAL ENERGY SERVICES LTD. ANNOUNCES NEW CREDIT FACILITY

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Atos offers to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros to boost cyber security services

PARIS (Reuters) - French technology consulting firm Atos offered to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros ($5.06 billion) on Monday to boost its cyber security services as states and big corporations seek to cope with a growing number of attacks on the Internet worldwide.

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Itineraries: Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

Fewer people are parking their cars at airports, using taxis or renting cars. And fees from Uber and Lyft do not make up for the lost revenue from those services.

The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports

“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.

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BRIEF-BNY Mellon Says ITS Treasury Services Business Launches New Tokenized Payments Service

* BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON - ITS TREASURY SERVICES BUSINESS HAS LAUNCHED NEW TOKENIZED PAYMENTS SERVICE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Japan sees 60 pct chance of La Nina weather pattern lasting until May

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday that a La Nina weather pattern has emerged, with a 60 percent chance of it lasting though to the end of spring in May.

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Golf: Sharma in command as weather pushes Joburg Open into Monday

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - India’s Shubhankar Sharma remained on course for his maiden European Tour victory as lightning, rain and hail forced the Joburg Open into a Monday finish.

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Rapper acts as weatherman on live TV

Chance the Rapper made an appearance on a local Chicago news station where he tried his hand as a weatherman on live TV.