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Fusion GPS co-founders slam GOP's 'fake investigations'

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The two co-founders of the firm behind the infamous Steele dossier are publicly pushing back against the Republican Party's handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russia. [Source]

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Halliburton fourth-quarter profit beats, firm takes charge for Venezuela

(Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, as higher oil prices pushed U.S. production to record levels.

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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Halliburton 4th-qtr profit beats, firm takes charge for Venezuela

Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, as higher oil prices pushed U.S. production to record levels.

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Germany confirms Audi recall due to illicit emission-control device

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's transport ministry confirmed a media report on Monday that the KBA automotive watchdog detected illicit emission-control software in Audi's latest Euro-6 diesel models and ordered a recall of the vehicles.

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GOP considers releasing classified intel behind memo alleging FISA abuses

Top House Republicans are considering publicly releasing some of the underlying intelligence behind a memo spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes that alleges FBI abuses of surveillance laws.

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UPDATE 2-Swiss firm Richemont offers 2.8 bln euros to buy Yoox Net-A-Porter

* Swiss firm sees opportunity to expand YNAP (Adds comment from YNAP CEO, details about Italian company's guidance)

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Iraq parliament confirms May 12 as date for elections: State TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament has confirmed May 12 as the date for holding a parliamentary election, state TV reported on Monday.

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Exclusive: U.S. sanctions curb Microsoft sales to hundreds of Russian firms

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two of Microsoft's official distributors in Russia have imposed restrictions on sales of Microsoft software to more than 200 Russian companies following new U.S. sanctions, according to notifications circulated by the distributors.

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Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

PARIS (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. peer Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, in a deal which Sanofi said would boost its earnings and strengthen its presence in the field of treatment for rare diseases.

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Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 bln

PARIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. peer Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, in a deal which Sanofi said would boost its earnings and strengthen its presence in the field of treatment for rare diseases.

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Landry halfway PGA Tour leader as Rahm falls one behind

(Reuters) - Jon Rahm missed a five-foot birdie putt to end the second round one stroke behind leader Andrew Landry at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Palm Springs on Friday.

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Venezuela's woes poised to hit U.S. oilfield service firms' earnings

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield service companies exposed to Venezuela face new hits to earnings from the South American nation's ongoing economic turmoil and U.S. sanctions on the country and state-run oil company PDVSA.

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Opinion: Some Dems are lagging behind

In the 2 1/2 years since Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his presidential campaign, the Democratic Party has felt the Bern. A $15 minimum wage, campaign finance reform, access to a free college education and health care for all Americans -- issues central to Sen. Sanders' campaign -- have gained a brighter spotlight in the Democratic platform. It's a testament to the power of the political revolution.

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Canadian cannabis firm Aurora in talks to buy both CanniMed and Newstrike -sources

TORONTO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc is in talks with rivals CanniMed Therapeutics Inc and Newstrike Resources Ltd to acquire both companies in a friendly deal, people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.

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BRIEF-Verint Systems Says Reaffirming Non-GAAP Outlook For Year Ending Jan 31

* VERINT SYSTEMS - INTEND TO REAFFIRM, AND HEREBY REAFFIRMING, NON-GAAP OUTLOOK FOR YEAR ENDING JAN 31, 2018 ON CALL WITH EXISTING, POTENTIAL LENDERS Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DRS6Ct) Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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Perfect place for a distillery? Behind bars

Redd Rowland was known in the 1950s for owning a monkey that would do a trick and then doff its little hat in hopes of a tip. But Rowland was also quite a bootlegger, and the Cabarrus County sheriff eventually sent a squad to Rowland's home to seize the "white lightning" and arrest its maker.

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Babcock back behind bench but not at the Games

Toronto (Reuters) - Mike Babcock coached Canada to men's ice hockey gold at both the 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Winter Games and he will be back behind the bench again during the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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BRIEF-Pavmed Announces Pricing Of Firm Commitment Common Stock Offering

* PAVMED ANNOUNCES PRICING OF FIRM COMMITMENT COMMON STOCK OFFERING

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BRIEF-Seacor Marine Announces Confirmation Of "Stalking Horse" Bid To Form JV With Montco Offshore

* SEACOR MARINE ANNOUNCES CONFIRMATION OF “STALKING HORSE” BID TO FORM JOINT VENTURE WITH MONTCO OFFSHORE, INC.

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Executive Behind Facebook’s China Charm Campaign Is Out

Facebook’s lead liaison with Beijing has left the company without getting the social network access to China’s huge internet market.

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An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias.

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Apollo-owned security firm ADT's IPO prices below target

(Reuters) - U.S. security company ADT Corp , owned by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC , said on Thursday its initial public offering (IPO) was priced well below its expected range, signaling investors are being picky about new offerings.

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BRIEF-PAVmed Announces Firm Commitment Public Offering Of Common Stock

* PAVMED ANNOUNCES FIRM COMMITMENT PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Phoenix police: Serial killer behind 9 slayings

Arriving on the scene of a double slaying last month, Phoenix police took a man -- the son of one of the victims -- into custody, not knowing they were handcuffing a suspected serial killer.

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BRIEF-Netlist Inc - ITC Affirms No Infringement Of Asserted Patents, Terminates Investigation

* NETLIST INC - ON JANUARY 16, THE ITC ISSUED A FINAL DETERMINATION REGARDING THE PROCEEDINGS FILED AGAINST SK HYNIX INC

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Critic’s Notebook: The Outsider Fair Once More Confirms That Art Is Everywhere

This year’s fair captures the field on the cusp of change, part of an ever-widening mainstream with two major museum exhibitions ahead.

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Ex-Bank of America executive Malik to launch fund advisory firm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Omeed Malik, a former Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive, is preparing to launch an advisory firm for hedge funds and other so-called alternative investment managers,...

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2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016 - U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Airgain ‍Reaffirms 2017 Sales Forecast Of 12 Pct To 15 Pct Growth Over Prior Year​

* AIRGAIN INC - ‍REAFFIRMS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED GUIDANCE FOR ITS SALES OUTLOOK FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 OF 12% TO 15% GROWTH OVER PRIOR YEAR​

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Uber partners with taxi firm ComfortDelGro for new Singapore service

SINGAPORE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies and Singapore's top taxi operator ComfortDelGro Corp Ltd will launch a new ride-hailing service in Singapore from Friday, as they team up against their key regional rival Grab.

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BRIEF-Mellanox confirms receipt of director nominations from Starboard Value

* MELLANOX CONFIRMS RECEIPT OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS FROM STARBOARD VALUE

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BRIEF-Intel Says Firmware For Exploits Issued To 90 pct Of Intel CPUs Introduced In Past 5 Years‍​

* FIRMWARE UPDATES AND INITIAL PERFORMANCE DATA FOR DATA CENTER SYSTEMS‍​

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Russia's World Cup likely target for Islamic State: U.S. analysis firm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The World Cup soccer tournament to be held in Russia in June and July will be an "attractive target" for Islamic State given Russia's role in the territorial defeat of the militant group, the U.K.-based analysis firm, IHS, said on Thursday.

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U.S. enterprise telecoms firm Avaya trades again after bankruptcy

(Reuters) - Avaya Holdings Corp shares started trading on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, the first time the enterprise telecommunications provider has been public in more than a decade.

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Tom Siebel's billion-dollar software firm raises $100 million

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - C3 IoT, a software company founded and run by longtime Silicon Valley executive Thomas Siebel that helps companies collect and analyze data, has raised another $100 million in a new funding backed by TPG Growth, the company said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 4-After Carillion, Interserve shares hit by report that Britain is "worried" about firm

* Interserve says govt updated on progress with lenders (Adds detail, PM May, closing price)

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UPDATE 3-After Carillion, Interserve shares hit by report that Britain is "worried" about firm

* Interserve says govt updated on progress with lenders (Adds analyst reaction, details on shares)

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UPDATE 2-After Carillion, Interserve shares hit by report that UK is monitoring firm

* Ministers "very worried" about Interserve - FT cites official

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UPDATE 1-Interserve shares fall 14 percent after FT reports that UK is monitoring firm

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Shares in British construction and services firm Interserve dropped 14 percent after the Financial Times reported that ministers are "very worried" and have set up a team of officials to monitor the company.

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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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UPDATE 1-Hudson River Trading to buy rival HFT firm Sun Trading

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hudson River Trading LLC has agreed to buy Sun Trading parent Sun Holdings LLC, it said on Tuesday, the latest takeover in a shrinking high frequency trading industry beset by low market volatility and rising costs.

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Hudson River Trading says to buy rival HFT firm Sun Trading

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hudson River Trading LLC said on Tuesday it agreed to buy Sun Trading parent Sun Holdings LLC in the latest example of consolidation in the high frequency trading industry, which has been in a years-long decline amid low market volatility and rising costs.

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UPDATE 2-South Africa wants McKinsey and firm linked to Zuma's friends to repay $130 mln

* Opposition says Zuma should be charged over state corruption

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Norway's sovereign fund excludes 9 more firms on ethics grounds

OSLO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Norway's $1.07 trillion sovereign wealth fund has excluded nine more companies from its portfolio based on breaches of its ethical investment criteria, the Norwegian central bank, which manages the fund, said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Tennis: Prize money row rumbling behind scenes at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is leading calls for players to be given a greater share of the sport's revenues and have their own union independent of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), a report in the Daily Mail said.

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

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

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A Look Behind the Scenes at the Detroit Auto Show

The cars get all the attention, but it takes a lot of muscle to make one of the world’s biggest car shows happen.

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Construction firm with 43,000 employees and a lot of government contracts goes under

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Nigeria's Buhari vows to punish all those behind ethnic violence

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic group.

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Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plant

ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to prequalify for bidding firms from two or three countries by April or May for the first nuclear reactors it wants to build, a consultant for the government body working on the nuclear plans said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Saeta Yield Confirms Potential Interest From Brookfield

* CONFIRMS POTENTIAL INTEREST FROM AN AFFILIATE OF BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Jaguars 45, Steelers 42 | Divisional round: Jaguars Stun Steelers to Reach A.F.C. Championship Game

Leonard Fournette scored three touchdowns to help offset five passing touchdowns by the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger as the Jaguars advanced to a matchup against the Patriots.

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Serial killer may be behind rape, murder of Pakistani girl

Pakistani authorities Sunday released a sketch of a man they believe picked up 7-year-old Zainab Ansari on the day she went missing.

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Saudi Electricity signs deal with Japanese firms for first EV pilot

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has signed a deal with Japanese Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), Nissan Motor Co and Takaoka Toko for the first electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in the world's largest oil exporter, it said on Sunday.

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Norway's Lofoten region to remain off-limits to oil firms: government

MOSS, Norway (Reuters) - Norway's Arctic region of Lofoten, Vesteraalen and Senja will remain off-limits to oil exploration at least until the next election for parliament, which is due in 2021, the government said on Sunday.

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HNA's Tianjin Tianhai says reports that firm plans to sell Ingram Micro are false

SHANGHAI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co Ltd, a unit of Chinese aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group, said on Sunday that media reports that the firm planned to sell Ingram Micro were false.

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Golf: Hoge leads as players put Hawaii missile scare behind them

(Reuters) - Unheralded Tom Hoge birdied the final two holes to take a one-stroke lead after an eventful third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Saturday.

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U.S. Open Loss Behind Her, Madison Keys Accentuates the Positive

As the Australian Open begins Monday, Keys has a chance to use what she learned from her humbling loss in the U.S. Open final in September.

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Trump names lawyer at firm advising him as pick for labor board

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to nominate as his choice to fill a vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board a labor lawyer and partner at a law firm that has advised him and the Trump Organization on taxes since 2005.

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BRIEF-Volkswagen, Consumer Class Confirm Agreement In Canada Involving 3.0L Diesel Vehicles

* VOLKSWAGEN AND CONSUMER CLASS CONFIRM AGREEMENT IN CANADA INVOLVING 3.0L DIESEL VEHICLES

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Russia kills militants behind Syria air base attack: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defense ministry said on Friday it had found and killed the group of militants which attacked its air base in Syria in December, Russian news agencies reported.

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Some Chinese Apple users warned by firm on dodging new data law

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some Chinese users of Apple Inc's products who have created Apple IDs overseas to circumvent a new law that requires their personal data to be stored within China say they have been warned by the tech giant that they risk losing the data.

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France to vet takeovers of firms in data and artificial intelligence

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government aims to broaden its powers to block foreign takeovers of French companies deemed as strategic, to also include firms involved in data protection and artificial intelligence ('AI'), the finance minister said on Friday.

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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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Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.

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Japan starts chicken cull after confirming bird flu outbreak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.

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

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

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Chinese firms say blockchain work at early stage, after shares surge

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several Chinese companies, including Easysight Supply Chain and Shenzhen Kingdom Sci-Tech, said on Thursday their investments in blockchain technology were still at an early stage, following steep gains in their share prices.

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

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

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Beijing winning pollution battle as other Chinese cities fall behind

BEIJING (Reuters) - As Beijing and the surrounding region reported big improvements in air quality last year, nationwide gains were much more muted as industrial activity shifted further away from the capital, a report by Greenpeace shows.

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Hyundai Motor invests in ride-hailing firm Grab

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it had invested in Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, in the South Korean automaker's first foray into the rapidly growing sector as it tries to diversify following a sales slump in China.

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SEC seeks trustee for firm behind alleged $1 billion Ponzi fraud

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged a federal judge on Wednesday to appoint a trustee to manage the Woodbridge Group of Companies, a bankrupt property developer the regulator accused of being a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

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UPDATE 1-Gold worth $13 mln stolen from security firm Brink's - source

Jan 10 (Reuters) - An international gold shipment worth about $13 million was stolen from security firm Brink's Co , a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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SEC seeks trustee for firm behind alleged $1 bln Ponzi fraud

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged a federal judge on Wednesday to appoint a trustee to manage the Woodbridge Group of Companies, a bankrupt property developer the regulator accused of being a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

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

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

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Toyota, Mazda confirm $1.6 billion plant for Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama Jan 10 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp confirmed Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

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U.S. law firm accuses Ford of rigging trucks to cheat emission tests

(Reuters) - A U.S. law firm accused Ford Motor Co of rigging its F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks with emissions-cheating devices to ensure they passed tests, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

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Fifteen confirmed dead in California mudslide, search for survivors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews using helicopters and dogs searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for people trapped or killed by rain-driven mudslides that left at least 15 people dead in the coastal community.

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ADM head of trading for Africa and Middle East leaves firm-sources

PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Philippe Nahon, in charge of grains trading in Africa and the Middle East at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), is leaving the company, sources close to the matter said.

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Fifteen confirmed dead in California mudslide, more casualties feared

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews using helicopters and dogs searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for people trapped or killed by rain-driven mudslides that left at least 15 people dead in the coastal community.

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UPDATE 1-Malaysia to pay U.S. firm up to $70 mln if it finds missing MH370

* "No-cure, no-fee" basis means payout only if plane is found

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US firm prepares to launch search for MH370

The Malaysian government has awarded a "no-find, no-fee" contract to a private US-based tech company to resume the search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370, one of the most enduring aviation mysteries of the modern era.

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Malaysia signs $50-million deal with U.S. firm to find missing MH370

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a U.S. seabed exploration firm up to $50 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 in a new search area in the Southern Indian ocean.

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Malaysia signs $50-mln deal with U.S. firm to find missing MH370

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a U.S. seabed exploration firm up to $50 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 in a new search area in the Southern Indian ocean.

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Trump lawyer files lawsuits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS over dossier

Nearly one year to the day after the Russia dossier's publication, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer hit both the research firm that produced it and the news organization that released it with lawsuits, saying its allegations about him are wrong.

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Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Sues BuzzFeed and the Firm Behind Russia Dossier

Saying “enough is enough,” Michael D. Cohen filed the defamation suit after denying for the past year that he played any part in a conspiracy to help elect President Trump.

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Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Proud We Published the Trump-Russia Dossier

The president called the Steele report ‘fake news.’ A year later, it’s clear that’s not the case.

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DNA Helps New York Police Solve Infamous 1994 Rape Case

Detectives identified a suspect, who is serving life in prison, for a rape in Prospect Park that drew widespread attention and even figured in a Broadway play.

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The politics behind the DACA debate, in two charts

Here's a key stat that starts to explain the politics behind the immigration debate: Democrat-held districts in the US House of Representatives tend to have more recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program living in them than Republican-held districts.

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As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

The country, which missed out on some earlier technological shifts, is now scrambling to catch up as the world warms up to battery-powered vehicles.

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Fusion co-founder says the man behind Trump dossier went to FBI with concerns of a national security threat

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the author of the opposition research dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia was acting on his own volition when he went to the FBI because he was concerned that a presidential candidate was being blackmailed, according to an initial CNN review of the 312-page document.

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Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, released the transcript of the committee’s interview with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS.

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BRIEF-Cigna Says Reaffirms Projected FY2017 Consolidated Adjusted Income From Operations, Which Remains In Range Of $2.60 Bln To $2.65 Bln

* CIGNA SAYS REAFFIRMS PROJECTED FY 2017 CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED INCOME FROM OPERATIONS, WHICH REMAINS IN RANGE OF $2.60 BILLION TO $2.65 BILLION

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European satellite launch firm Arianespace expects record number of launches for 2018

PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - European satellite launch company Arianespace, facing competition from newcomers to its market, expects a record number of launches this year, which it said on Tuesday should stand it in good stead for strong future growth.

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Warburg Pincus, Genesis Capital invest $120 mln in Chinese online tutoring firm

HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC and Chinese growth capital fund Genesis Capital have invested $120 million in China's Zhangmen, the online tutoring company said on Tuesday.

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Billionaire behind Trump impeachment ads to bankroll Democrats for House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to help Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, he announced on Monday.

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How Trump became 'the white affirmative action president'

When the Trump administration recently signaled that it was going to crack down on affirmative action, some critics responded with an odd request:

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

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

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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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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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Vietnam starts high-profile trial over oil firm losses

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

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Golf: Johnson puts leaders on short leash, one shot behind

(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson offered a reminder that he is still the world number one as he moved within one stroke of second-round leaders Marc Leishman and Brian Harman at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Friday.

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The man behind 'Fire and Fury' tell-all

CNN's Randi Kaye looks into the career of Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury," the tell-all book about President Trump.

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BRIEF-Northern Dynasty Minerals Says U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Confirmed Pebble Permit Application Complete

* ‍NORTHERN DYNASTY: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CONFIRMS PEBBLE PERMIT APPLICATION COMPLETE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Confirms Its Processors Are Affected By Meltdown And Spectre - The Register‍​

* CONFIRMS ON FRIDAY ITS PROCESSORS ARE AFFECTED BY MELTDOWN AND SPECTRE - THE REGISTER‍​ Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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Behind the all-black fashion at the Globes

The Golden Globes red carpet has been home to many iconic fashion moments, but this year's pre-award show promenade will be fueled by one mantra: don't stand out, stand up.

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GOP senators ask for investigation of Trump dossier author

Two senior Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee referred the author of a dossier detailing Russian interference in the 2016 election to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution over potential false statements made to federal authorities about distributing information from the dossier.

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Republican Senators seek criminal probe of Trump 'dossier' author

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior Republican U.S. Senators on Friday called for a criminal investigation into the former British spy who compiled a "dossier" in 2016 of allegations of financial and personal links between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, his advisers and Russia.

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Canada exchange asks pot firms to disclose risks on U.S. operations

TORONTO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A small Canadian stock exchange said on Friday it has asked marijuana companies to provide details on risks they face from any U.S. operations in the wake of a Trump administration move to boost enforcement of anti-cannabis laws.

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Republican Senators Recommend Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

The first congressional criminal referral in connection with Russian meddling targeted a former British spy, not anyone accused of conspiracy.

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REFILE-Guatemala top court confirms suspension of Tahoe mining licenses

GUATEMALA CITY, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Guatemala's constitutional court confirmed on Thursday the provisional suspension of two mining licenses belonging to a local unit of Canadian miner Tahoe Resources Inc., two people involved in the case said.

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Iran stages pro-government rallies, cleric urges firm punishment for protest leaders

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of government supporters rallied across Iran on Friday, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and accusing arch enemy the United States of instigating the largest anti-government protests in nearly a decade, state TV reported.

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U.S. firm 'gets go-ahead' to try to solve one of world's greatest aviation mysteries

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will allow a U.S.-based exploration firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline support group told families of the victims on Friday, in a bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

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U.S. firm "gets go-ahead" to try to solve one of world's greatest aviation mysteries

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Malaysia will allow a U.S.-based exploration firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline support group told families of the victims on Friday, in a bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

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Singapore fines five electronics firms $14.7 million in biggest anti-competition penalty

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Friday fined five electronics parts makers a total of S$19.5 million ($14.7 million) for price-fixing and other cartel activities, the biggest anti-competition penalty in the city-state, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) said.

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Trump credits his firmness for potential Korea talks, signals Olympic concession

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called potential talks between North and South Korea "a good thing" and agreed with South Korea there would be no joint military drills, which North Korea bitterly opposes, during next month's Winter Olympics.

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Trump hails potential Korea talks, credits his firm stance

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called potential talks between North and South Korea "a good thing" and the South Korean presidency said he had agreed there would be no military drills with South Korea during next month's Winter Olympics.

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Private equity firm boosts shale funding in hunt for Permian deals

HOUSTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Luxe Energy LLC said on Thursday it had received an additional $296 million from its private equity backers to buy and develop acreage in the Permian Basin, the largest U.S. oilfield stretching across Texas and New Mexico.

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UPDATE 1-Continental, Bosch to buy 5 pct stakes in map firm HERE

BERLIN, Jan 4 (Reuters) - German automotive suppliers Continental and Bosch are to buy stakes of 5 percent each in digital mapping firm HERE to gain more expertise in driver-assistance and other data-based technologies.

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Bosch buys 5 pct stake in mapping firm HERE

PARIS, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Robert Bosch GmbH, the German auto supplier and engineering group, said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a 5 percent stake in HERE, the digital mapping firm jointly controlled by carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen's Audi.

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A Foreign Hand in Protests? Iranians See Confirmation in Their History

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s accusation resonates for many Iranians, whose country has long been subject to foreign interference.

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Fusion GPS co-founders slam GOP's 'fake investigations'

The two co-founders of the firm behind the infamous Steele dossier are publicly pushing back against the Republican Party's handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russia.

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Network security firm AlgoSec raises $36 million from Claridge Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Network security firm AlgoSec said on Wednesday it raised $36 million from investment firm Claridge Israel to help it expand globally.

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U.S. firm Ocean Infinity says hopeful of getting MH370 search contract soon

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S.-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity on Wednesday said it was moving a vessel closer to a possible search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it soon expects to be awarded a contract by Malaysia to resume the search.

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China says hopes U.S. can create level playing field for Chinese firms

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that it hopes the United States can create a level playing field and a predictable environment for Chinese enterprises.

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Ex-intel chief: Steele dossier not part of assessment

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses with CNN's Anderson Cooper the factors that influenced the FBI to initiate the Russia investigation.

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Philippines suspends work at call center of U.S. firm, mall after deadly fire

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has suspended operations of a shopping mall and a call center run by a U.S. firm where a fire killed 38 people, citing failure to fully comply with fire safety requirements for five successive years.

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What’s Behind Iran’s Protests?

Widespread protests continue in Iran. It’s the largest unrest since the 2009 demonstrations against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then the president. But this time it’s different. Here’s why.

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METALS-LME copper starts 2018 firmer on strong China demand

SYDNEY, Jan 2 (Reuters) - London copper was pushed higher on Tuesday on bets that demand in top consumer China will improve in 2018, keeping prices near four-year highs at the start of trading in the new year.

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Probe into deadly fire at U.S. firm’s Philippines offices focuses on possible safety lapses

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - A government investigator into a blaze that led to the deaths of 37 staff at the southern Philippines offices of an American market research firm says there are indications of fire safety lapses that may have contributed to the tragedy.

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What's behind the Iranian protests?

The largest public display of discontent in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement has brought about a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump, pushback from the Iranian government and a scene that might have been unfathomable a decade ago -- protesters challenging the rule of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

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Special Report: Meet the force behind Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' president

HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll.

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UPDATE 1-China's central bank to raise reserve funds ratio of third-party payment firms to 50 pct

BEIJING, Dec 30 (Reuters) - China's central bank said it will gradually raise the reserve funds ratio of third-party payment firms to 50 percent by April 2018 from a current rate of 20 percent, as it continues to ramp up regulation of the industry.

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Vietnam '67: Behind the Phoenix Program

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

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UPDATE 1-Airbus sprints from behind in bid to upset Boeing order lead

* Order race depends on which deals are booked for 2017 (Adds analyst comment)

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India's richest man buys brother's firm after driving him out of business

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Airbus sprints from behind in bid to upset Boeing order lead

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is pulling out the stops to try and take the lead in its annual order contest with Boeing, lining up a spree of billion dollar deals to close a traumatic year dominated by management upheaval and corruption investigations.

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BRIEF-Whitestone REIT Confirms Receipt of Notice of Trustee Nominations

* WHITESTONE REIT- ‍KBS SOR PROPERTIES SUBMITTED NOTICE ON DEC 28,TO NOMINATE 3 INDIVIDUALS FOR ELECTION AS CLASS III TRUSTEES TO CO'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES​

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UPDATE 1-Brazil car rental firm Locamerica shares rise on Unidas deal

SAO PAULO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian rental car firm Cia de Locação das Américas rose 10 percent on Thursday after the company announced a tie-up with rival Unidas SA to create Brazil's second-largest car rental company.

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BRIEF-Xplore Announces Executive Share Purchases, Reaffirms Full-Year Outlook

* XPLORE ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE SHARE PURCHASES, REAFFIRMS FULL-YEAR OUTLOOK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Locamerica and Unidas tie up to create Brazil's No. 2 car rental firm

SAO PAULO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Brazilian rental car firm Cia de Locação das Américas and rival Unidas SA announced a cash and stock deal to create Brazil's second-largest car rental company, the companies said in a securities filing on Thursday.

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Tosca,’ the Messiest Production in Met History

A lavish new staging of Puccini’s “Tosca,” envisioned as an act of redemption, loses three singers and two conductors. But the show must go on.

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Behind the Scenes at the Natural History Museum

Look around the museum’s frozen tissue lab, paleontology collection, object conservation lab and more on this virtual reality tour of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Sailing: Comanche confirmed as Sydney-Hobart winner after protest

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian super-maxi LDV Comanche was awarded line honors for the Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic on Thursday after an international jury imposed a one-hour penalty on Wild Oats XI following a protest.

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Kentucky state workers sue investment firms over pension shortfall

Dec 27 (Reuters) - A group of Kentucky state workers filed a lawsuit against state retirement system officials and three asset management firms on Wednesday, saying they breached fiduciary duties by embracing high-risk, high-fee investments that yielded lackluster returns.

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Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

No physical structure embodies the divisions in New York City as plainly as the subway system, which serves the five boroughs unequally.

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BRIEF-Momentum Builds For Cannimed’S Acquisition Of Newstrike As Regulators Confirm 105 Day Minimum Deposit Period Should Not Be Shortened

* MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR CANNIMED’S ACQUISITION OF NEWSTRIKE AS REGULATORS CONFIRM 105 DAY MINIMUM DEPOSIT PERIOD SHOULD NOT BE SHORTENED

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BRIEF-Amarc Resources - Hudbay Confirms 2018 Funding to Advance Amarc's Copper Projects

* AMARC RESOURCES LTD - ‍HUDBAY MINERALS CONFIRMED 2018 FUNDING OF $3.15 MILLION TO ADVANCE AMARC'S JOY PROJECT AND $1.5 MILLION TO ADVANCE ITS IKE PROJECT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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EMERGING MARKETS-Rouble firms on oil prices, leads emerging markets higher

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The Russian rouble firmed 0.3 percent to touch two-month highs on Wednesday, benefiting from oil prices at 2-1/2 year highs and leading most emerging currencies higher against a lacklustre dollar.

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UPDATE 1-UK office firm IWG gets bid approach from Canada's Onex, Brookfield

Dec 27 (Reuters) - British serviced office provider IWG Plc has received a bid approach from Canadian private equity firm Onex and Brookfield Asset Management, it said on Wednesday.

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British office provider IWG confirms bid approach from Canada's Onex, Brookfield

Dec 27 (Reuters) - British serviced office provider IWG Plc said it has received a bid approach from Canadian private equity firm Onex and Brookfield Asset Management .

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BRIEF-IWG confirms bid approach from Canada's Onex, Brookfield

* ‍CONFIRMS THAT IT HAS RECEIVED INDICATIVE PROPOSAL FROM FUNDS MANAGED BY AFFILIATES OF BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT, AND ONEX CORPORATION OR ITS AFFILIATES​

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Trump slams Russia dossier as 'bogus'

CNN's Ryan Nobles has the latest on President Trump's first day back to work after his Christmas vacation and his latest tweets targeting the so-called Russia dossier.

Death and Dying nytimes.com

A Boy, His Mother and the Human Being Behind the Camera

Over the five years that Leslye Davis followed Drew — starting when he was 14 and she was in journalism school — their lives became deeply intertwined.

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Philippines to sanction firms involved in deadly fire if safety skirted

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines said on Tuesday it would investigate whether safety regulations were ignored at an office where a fire killed 37 call center employees and vowed to impose sanctions if firms had not met standards.

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Chinese firm is cloning a gene-edited dog amid ethical fears

With his black, brown and white fur, Longlong looks like most beagles. But the puppy has been sick with a blood-clotting disorder since birth — exactly what scientists in China had wanted.

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Russia's Putin calls for Web activities of some firms to be monitored

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the Russian authorities should monitor the activity of "some companies" on social media during next year's presidential election and assess the extent of their involvement in domestic politics.

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Iran confirms upholding death sentence for academic over spying

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a Sweden-based Iranian academic convicted of spying for Israel, the Tehran prosecutor was quoted as saying on Monday, confirming reports by Amnesty International and his family.

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Israel regulator seeks to ban bitcoin firms from stock exchange

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's markets regulator said on Monday he will propose regulation to ban companies based on bitcoin and other digital currencies from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE).

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Vice Media co-founders apologize for 'boy's club' environment at firm

(Reuters) - Vice Media co-founders issued an apology on Saturday, saying the Millennial-focused media company had allowed a "boy's club" atmosphere that included sexual harassment to flourish.

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Steelers cut all-time sacks leader Harrison

(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Steelers released James Harrison, the franchise's all-time sack leader, on Saturday to make room for the return of right tackle Marcus Gilbert.

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Boeing seen eyeing broad Embraer deal, but no firm proposal made

PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing Co is eyeing a broad partnership with Embraer reaching beyond commercial aircraft to defense and global services, but its shape hinges on talks with the Brazilian government.

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Allergan says court affirms patent loss to Sandoz on eye drug

NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Allergan Inc said on Friday that it had lost its appeal in a patent battle with Novartis AG over its rival version of Allergan's Combigan eye drug and said it would file a petition to rehear the case.

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PRECIOUS-Strong demand powers palladium to 17-year pinnacle, gold firms

* Gold at 2-1/2-week high, climbs for 6th straight session * Palladium on track for strongest annual performance since 2010 * Palladium substitution unlikely to be imminent (Rewrites throughout with updated prices, comment; adds second byline, NEW YORK dateline) By Marcy Nicholson and Pratima Desai NEW YORK/LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Palladium prices jumped to 17-year highs on Friday as strong demand from autocatalyst makers reinforced the prospect of market shortages, whil

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Saudi Arabia confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu in Riyadh that led to the culling of nearly 16,000 ducks, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday.

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Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence; free to run firm

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday found Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin guilty of breach of trust and embezzlement and sentenced him to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, leaving him free to try and revive the conglomerate after steep losses in China.

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Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence leaving him free to run firm

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday found Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin guilty of breach of trust and sentenced him to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, leaving him free to try and revive the conglomerate after steep losses in China.

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Nikkei edges higher as banks, trading firms offset weak pharmaceuticals

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average eked out small gains on Friday as gains in banks and commodities trading houses offset weakness in pharmaceuticals, while Kobe Steel stumbled after it said senior executives were aware of its data tampering.

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Nikkei flat as weak drugmaker stocks offset gains in trading firms

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Friday morning as gains in commodities trading houses offset weakness in drugmakers, while Kobe Steel stumbled after it said senior executives were aware of data tampering.

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FBI official grilled on Comey, Clinton and Trump dossier

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe faced numerous questions this week about his interactions, conversations and correspondence with his one-time boss, former FBI Director James Comey, spanning both the FBI's Russia investigation and its probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server, according to multiple sources from both parties with knowledge of his testimony.

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Opinion: The tradition behind the feud between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

The recent contretemps between Harvard University professor Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award-winning author and the nation's most prominent journalist writing about race, has black social media riveted and continues to spark national controversy.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. regulators confirm plans to fine Sinclair $13 million over ads

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday confirmed that it plans to fine Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc $13.38 million after it failed to properly disclose that paid programming that aired on local TV stations was sponsored by a cancer institute.

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U.S. regulators confirm plans to fine Sinclair $13 million over ads

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission confirmed Thursday it plans to fine Sinclair Broadcasting Corp $13.38 million after it failed to properly disclose that paid programming that aired on local TV stations was sponsored by a cancer institute.

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Birmingham confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host

(Reuters) - Birmingham has been chosen as the host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, organizers announced on Thursday with the Midlands city being the only bidder.

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‘The Crown’: The History Behind Season 2 on Netflix

Here’s an episode-by-episode survey of Season 2 of “The Crown” and a look at how some of the events it depicts were covered in The New York Times.

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French firm Lactalis withdrawing some baby food products due to health concerns

PARIS (Reuters) - France's biggest dairy company Lactalis said it was withdrawing some 720 batches of baby food products made at the Craon factory due to health concerns.

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UPDATE 2-China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 bln for global push

* Says new funds for AI, global expansion (Adds SoftBank confirmation, updates sourcing on Mubadala investment)

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U.S. approves license for Ukraine to buy small arms from U.S. firms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved an export license for Ukraine to buy certain light weapons and small arms from U.S. manufacturers, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Wednesday.

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China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 billion for global push

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co has raised $4 billion in a new funding round, the firm said on Thursday, boosting its war chest as it looks to expand overseas and intensify a challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.

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UPDATE 1-China ride-sharing firm Didi raises $4 bln for global push

* Says new funds for AI, global expansion (Adds company statement, changes sourcing)

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REFILE-Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4 bln - sources

BEIJING, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co, China's rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

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Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4 billion: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co, China's rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

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Khloé Kardashian confirms pregnancy

Khloé Kardashian has finally come clean with her baby news and shared the first picture of her baby bump.

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Senator Cornyn trying to get Big Corn behind U.S. biofuels reform

(Reuters) - Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, is trying to win support from the Midwest corn lobby for a broad legislative overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Russian rouble firms buoyed by end-year tax payments and steady oil

MOSCOW, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The Russian rouble opened unchanged to the dollar on Wednesday and slightly firmed shortly afterwards, moving within a narrow trading band, propped by end-year tax payments, subdued speculative activity on the market and steady oil prices.

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Exclusive: Russian oil firm Tatneft ran Crimea fuel station, despite sanctions risk

MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Russia's biggest oil companies, Tatneft, has been doing business in Crimea despite the risk of being placed on a U.S. sanctions blacklist, according to company documents and a source close to Tatneft.

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NFL: Eight Steelers selected for January Pro Bowl

(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a showdown to the New England Patriots for AFC supremacy on Sunday night, but they were atop the pack when it came to filling out the Pro Bowl roster.

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

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

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UPDATE 2-Japan Display in talks over $1.8 bln-plus investment from China firms - Kyodo

* Japan Display needs cash to invest in OLED technology (Adds details on smartphone makers' OLED shift, company comments)

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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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UPDATE 4-Humana, private equity firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $810 mln

Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc on Tuesday for about $810 million, the latest expansion by an American health insurer into patient care.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Consulting Firm Whose Staff Scoured E.P.A. Employees’ Emails Loses Media Contract

Definers Public Affairs, whose top executives include a lawyer who had investigated E.P.A. employees critical of the Trump administration, pulled out of a federal contract.

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SEC halts trading in crypto firm after eye-popping rise

(Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators on Tuesday temporarily suspended trading in the shares of Crypto Company, a small firm that saw its stock rise more than 2,700 percent this month after signing a deal to buy a cryptocurrency data platform.

Foreign Workers nytimes.com

As Trump Tightens Legal Immigration, Canada Woos Tech Firms

In an industry relying heavily on workers from overseas, the administration’s efforts to limit visas have companies looking to relocate north.

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Humana, private equity firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $810 million

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc on Tuesday for about $810 million, the latest expansion by an American health insurer into patient care.

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Pence to preside over Senate tax bill vote, his office confirms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the Senate's vote on sweeping tax legislation, his office confirmed on Tuesday.

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SEC suspends trading in tiny firm after eye-popping rise

(Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators have temporarily suspended trading in the shares of Crypto Company, a small California firm whose stock sky-rocketed more than 2,700 percent this month.

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Humana, private equity firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $782 million

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc on Tuesday for about $782 million, the latest expansion by an American health insurer into patient care.

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Humana, PE firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $4 billion

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc on Tuesday for about $4 billion, the latest expansion by a U.S. health insurer into patient care.

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BRIEF-Kindred Healthcare to be bought by Humana, Private Equity firms

* KINDRED HEALTHCARE TO BE ACQUIRED BY TPG CAPITAL, WELSH, CARSON, ANDERSON & STOWE AND HUMANA INC. FOR $9.00 PER SHARE IN CASH