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Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill

DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements.

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Warning light: Mexican car sales slump ahead of election

MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Car dealerships in Mexico City have kicked off the new year offering "clearance sales" and free insurance as 2017 models collect dust on their lots, a reminder that consumer nerves over high interest rates could slow the economy ahead of elections.

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Nadal takes center stage ahead of Kyrgios clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal takes center stage on Rod Laver Arena for his Australian Open second round match against Leonardo Mayer on Wednesday but anyone looking for a wild atmosphere would be better off waiting for the last match on Hisense Arena.

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French carmaker PSA's sales lifted by growth in Iran and Latin America

PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker PSA's global sales jumped by 15 percent last year as strong growth in Iran and Latin America helped to offset difficulties in Britain and China.

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Ahead of UK summit, Macron visits migrants in port of Calais

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron visited a migrant reception center and quizzed refugees in Calais on Tuesday, taking stock of the pressure on the Channel port ahead of a summit with British Prime Minister Theresa May this week.

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UPDATE 2-Hugo Boss sales pick up at stores, online and in U.S.

* 2017 EBITDA seen in line with forecast (Adds details, shares)

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Premier Foods third-quarter sales up on non-branded products

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Premier Foods, owner of Mr Kipling cakes and Oxo stock cubes, reported higher third-quarter sales on Tuesday, helped by strength in its non-branded products.

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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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Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

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UPDATE 3-Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-gasp sales spree

* Airbus confirms A380 future hinges on Emirates talks (Adds comments by Boeing, Moody's and market source)

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Major automakers urge Trump administration: don't ditch NAFTA

DETROIT (Reuters) - Global automakers on Monday urged the Trump administration not to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and expressed hope the United States, Canada and Mexico can successfully conclude a modernized and improved trade pact.

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BRIEF-Subaru Corp Expects U.S. Sales To Increase 5% In 2018 To 680,000- Nikkei

* SUBARU CORP EXPECTS U.S. SALES TO INCREASE 5% IN 2018 TO 680,000 COMPARED WITH 648,000 IN 2017; PREDICTS BUMP IN SALES FROM ITS NEW SUV ASCENT- NIKKEI Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. automakers bet on diesel trucks after VW scandal

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. automakers are unveiling new diesel pickup trucks even as diesel sales have fallen sharply since Volkswagen AG's 2015 diesel emissions scandal.

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Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-gasp sales spree

PARIS (Reuters) - Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing's recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for a fifth year in a row, though doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.

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UPDATE 2-Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-gasp sales spree

* Airbus confirms A380 future hinges on Emirates talks (Adds detail, quotes, background)

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Airbus wins sales race with Boeing

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Brazil's GPA says sales rose 8.2 percent last year

SAO PAULO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Brazilian retailer GPA SA said its total sales rose 8.2 percent last year, to 44.6 billion reais ($13.9 billion).

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Auto1 says no need for IPO after Softbank invests

BERLIN (Reuters) - German used-car dealing platform Auto1 said a 460 million euro ($561 million) financial infusion from Japan's Softbank meant it was under no pressure to launch an initial public offering to fund its pan-European growth plans.

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UPDATE 1-Auto1 says no need for IPO after Softbank invests

* Auto1 operates in 30 countries, with 35,000 dealers (Updates with interview with co-founder, background)

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-minute sales spree

PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing's recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for the fifth year running, but doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.

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Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-minute sales spree

PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing's recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for the fifth year running, while remaining behind its U.S. rival in the number of planes built.

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UPDATE 1-VW brand car sales hit record 6.23 mln in 2017

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a record 6.23 million cars last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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

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

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Rallying: Peterhansel wins stage but Sainz remains well ahead

(Reuters) - Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel fought back to win the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally in Bolivia on Sunday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz remained more than an hour clear of the field.

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 million record in 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a new record last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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Softbank invests 460 million euros in Germany's Auto1: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - Japan's Softbank will invest 460 million euros ($561 million) in used-car dealing platform Auto1, marking the first investment in Germany by its Vision Fund, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 mln record in 2017

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a new record last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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Detroit Auto Show May Be Celebrating an Era About to End

Three years of record sales mask signs that harder times lie ahead: bigger incentives, more fleet purchases and higher used-car values.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Investors green-light infrastructure trade, but expect road bumps

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Volatility awaits shares of U.S. construction, engineering, building materials and other companies tied to infrastructure spending, but steel-nerved investors could be poised for gains if they weather a few bumps.

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Gray Matter: Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline

Disadvantaged people benefited the most from it. And nonprofits deserve more credit for it.

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Ford to offer auto emergency braking on half its U.S. models in 2019

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Friday it will offer automatic emergency braking on more than half its U.S. models in 2019, and that it is on track to equip all U.S. models with the device by 2022.

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UPDATE 5-Wells Fargo sees no end yet to sales scandal costs, gets tax boost

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is not certain it has fully uncovered and fixed all problems related to a long-running sales scandal that has hurt the bank's reputation and sideswiped its efforts to cut costs, Chief Executive Tim Sloan said on Friday.

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U.S. top court to decide if online retailers must collect state sales tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to expand the ability of states to require online retailers to collect sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court takes up state online sales tax dispute

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to expand the ability of states to require online retailers to collect sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies.

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Wells Fargo sees no end yet to sales scandal costs, gets tax boost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is not certain it has fully uncovered and fixed all problems related to a long-running sales scandal that has hurt the bank's reputation and sideswiped its efforts to cut costs, Chief Executive Tim Sloan said on Friday.

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G.M. Says Its Driverless Car Could Be in Fleets by Next Year

Once federal and state agencies grant approval, the electric vehicle will be ready for production on a standard assembly line, the automaker said.

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Rents boost U.S. core CPI; retail sales rise solidly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December amid strong gains in the cost of rental accommodation and healthcare, bolstering expectations that inflation will accelerate this year.

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U.S. retail sales rise; core sales revised sharply higher

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased in December as households bought a range of goods and figures for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting the economy exited 2017 with strong momentum.

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Vandals attack churches in Chile three days ahead of Pope visit

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Vandals in Santiago attacked three churches before dawn on Friday, throwing homemade bombs that caused minor damage and leaving notes threatening Pope Francis just three days ahead of the pontiff's visit to Chile next week, police said.

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BMW hits 2017 sales record but Mercedes keeps lead

BERLIN (Reuters) - BMW reported record sales last year on strong demand for its sport-utility vehicles and the overhauled 1-Series compact but was outsold by Mercedes-Benz, keeping the order in the three-way German luxury sales race unchanged.

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BRIEF-Bitauto Holdings appoints Andy Zhang as Chief Executive​

* BITAUTO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT ANDY ZHANG AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Wall St Week Ahead-Investors green-light infrastructure trade, but expect road bumps

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Volatility awaits shares of U.S. construction, engineering, building materials and other companies tied to infrastructure spending, but steel-nerved investors could be poised for gains if they weather a few bumps.

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BRIEF-Homestreet Board Votes To Decline Roaring Blue Lion Capital's Charles Griege's Request To Join Board

* HOMESTREET INC SAYS ITS BOARD VOTED TO DECLINE ROARING BLUE LION CAPITAL'S CHARLES GRIEGE'S REQUEST TO JOIN CO'S BOARD Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qRaubE) Further company coverage:

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REFILE-BRIEF-Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 2 Percent In Q4 2017 And 2.8 Percent For The Year

* GARTNER SAYS WORLDWIDE PC SHIPMENTS DECLINED 2 PERCENT IN Q4 2017 AND 2.8 PERCENT FOR THE YEAR

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Peter Thiel submits bid for Gawker, faces challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics

(Reuters) - U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Thursday it expected to hit ad sales records for the Super Bowl and Olympic Winter Games, both of which it will air next month, showing that advertisers are hungry for live events that draw viewers on a real-time basis.

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Venezuela's crude sales to the U.S. fell below 600,000 bpd in 2017

HOUSTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Venezuela's crude oil sales to the United States fell for a second month in a row in December, knocking the year's average to 593,047 barrels per day (bpd), the lowest annual level since 1991, according to Thomson Reuters trade flows data. A severe production drop in the South American country has hurt its oil exports and domestic refining, and worsened an economic recession now entering into its fifth year. Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is mired in

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Macron sings praises of Italian prime minister ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome on Thursday, less than two months before national elections in Italy that opinion polls say the ruling center-left government will lose.

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Mountain gorilla numbers are up, predicts Rwanda ahead of census release

MUSANZE, Rwanda (Reuters) - A census of mountain gorillas due in March will likely show numbers have risen this decade, experts said during a ceremony to mark Rwanda's expansion of its Volcano National Park.

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Hungary to hold election on April 8, PM Orban's Fidesz ahead in polls

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will hold a parliamentary election on April 8, President Janos Ader announced on Thursday, a contest likely to give Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party a third successive term in power.

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

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

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UPDATE 3-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of DVDs and games

* UK like-for-like sales in six weeks to Christmas up 1.9 pct

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UPDATE 2-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of gifts like DVDs and games

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest retailer Tesco missed forecasts for Christmas trading on Thursday as strong sales of fresh food were undermined by lower demand for general goods such as DVDs and computer games.

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Lagging industry, Ford puts auto emergency brakes on two 2019 models

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it will make automatic emergency brakes standard on two key 2019 models, an effort by the No. 2 U.S. automaker to catch up with rivals in offering the new technology designed to help vehicles avoid collisions.

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UPDATE 1-Australian retail sales surge on iPhone, Black Friday bonanza

* Suggests consumer spending rebounded in Q4, adding to GDP growth

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CORRECTED-Australian retail sales surge on iPhone, Black Friday bonanza

SYDNEY, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Australian retail sales boasted the biggest monthly rise in four years in November as consumers splashed out on Apple iPhones and Black Friday promotions, a major boost for an economy that had been struggling with sluggish spending.

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Uber's Chinese rival Didi Chuxing recruits in Mexico ahead of launch

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has advertised online for a range of jobs in Mexico as it prepares to break into the country, one of rival Uber's regional strongholds.

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Australian retail sales surge on iPhone, Black Friday bonanza

SYDNEY, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Australian retail sales boasted the biggest monthly rise in four years in November as consumers splashed out on Apple iPhones and Black Friday promotions, a major boost for an economy that had been struggling with sluggish spending.

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UPDATE 1-Toyota sees U.S. auto industry 2018 sales at 16.8 mln units -exec

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp sees U.S. auto industry new vehicle sales at 16.8 million units in 2018, Jim Lentz, the Japanese automaker's top executive in North America told Reuters on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Deere & Co Says Dec Retail Sales For U.S. And Canada Ag Combines Were Up More Than Industry‍​

* DEERE & CO SAYS DEC 2017 RETAIL SALES FOR U.S. AND CANADA AG COMBINES WERE UP MORE THAN THE INDUSTRY‍​

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Toyota sees U.S. auto industry 2018 sales at 16.8 million units - executive

(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp sees U.S. auto industry new vehicle sales at 16.8 million units in 2018, Jim Lentz, the Japanese automaker's top executive in North American told Reuters on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-Sears raises $100 mln in new funding, sees holiday sales drop

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it received $100 million in new funding as it tries to shore up cash to stay afloat after years of losses, and that its sales plunged in the key holiday season.

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UPDATE 2-German union IG Metall threatens all-out strikes ahead of wage talks

* Regional talks in Baden-Wuerttemberg due on Thursday (Recasts, adds comments by IG Metall chief, IG BCE union, Deutsche Post wage demand)

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Berlusconi's coalition rises in polls ahead of Italian vote

ROME (Reuters) - A center-right coalition around former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's party is steadily climbing in opinion polls as a campaign heats up for Italy's elections on March 4.

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BRIEF-InspireMD Sees Q4 2017 Sales About $833,000

* SEES Q4 2017 SALES ABOUT $833,000 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Vince Holding Corp Provides Holiday Sales Performance Update

* VINCE HOLDING CORP. PROVIDES HOLIDAY SALES PERFORMANCE UPDATE

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BRIEF-Barna Capital Group Reports 19.5 Percent Stake In China Auto Logistics

* BARNA CAPITAL GROUP SAYS CONSIDERS ACTIVIST POSITION, POSSIBLY A SEAT ON BOARD OF CHINA AUTO LOGISTICS INC - SEC FILING

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UPDATE 1-Lennar revenue beats on higher home sales; orders rise

Jan 10 (Reuters) - No. 2 U.S. homebuilder Lennar Corp on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as it sold more homes at higher prices, and said orders rose 11.5 percent.

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Franklin Templeton's Zahn reduces exposure to Italy ahead of election

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Franklin Templeton's David Zahn said on Wednesday he had reduced holdings of Italian bonds in his flagship fund by around a half ahead of expected pre-election volatility, although any selloff would be an opportunity to move back into the market.

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UPDATE 1-German union IG Metall to step up strike action ahead of wage talks

* Regional talks in Baden-Wuerttemberg due on Thursday (Adds details on Wednesday's strikes, background)

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German union IG Metall to step up strike action ahead of wage talks

FRANKFURT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Powerful German union IG Metall said it would step up industrial action ahead of a round of negotiations with employers as it pushes for higher wages and the right to shorter hours for 3.9 million German workers.

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BRIEF-TSMC's Dec sales up 15.1 pct y/y

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd :

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Focused Patriots 'ignore the noise' ahead of Titans clash

(Reuters) - The New England Patriots are no stranger to controversy and on Tuesday the players said they would not let a reports of internal turmoil within the organization distract them from their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

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BRIEF-Tandem Diabetes Care Sees Q4 2017 GAAP Sales Of About $39 Mln to $40 Mln

* TANDEM DIABETES CARE ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY 2017 RESULTS AND PROVIDES 2018 GUIDANCE

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Where to Go Now: At the Auto Show in Detroit, a Sneak Peek at What’s New

From the airport to the exhibition, here is how to get the most out of a visit to the North American International Auto Show.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Target lifts profit forecast after holiday sales jump

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Target Corp raised its quarterly profit and sales forecasts on Tuesday on the back of surging online sales and customer visits in November and December, putting the U.S. retailer on track for the best quarter in five years.

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BRIEF-Globus Medical Expects Q4 Sales Of About $175.5 mln

* GLOBUS MEDICAL REPORTS PRELIMINARY FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR SALES RESULTS

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Target lifts profit forecast after holiday sales jump

(Reuters) - Target Corp reported strong same-store sales for November and December on Tuesday, more customer visits and higher online sales, putting the United States' second largest mass retailer on track for the best quarter in five years.

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BRIEF-Globus Medical sees Q4 2017 sales about $175.5 million

* GLOBUS MEDICAL REPORTS PRELIMINARY FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR SALES RESULTS

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Target's holiday sales rise 3.4 percent, boosts profit forecast

(Reuters) - Target Corp on Tuesday said its comparable store sales for November and December rose 3.4 percent, driven by strong traffic growth and online sales, leading it to raise its fourth quarter profit forecast.

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UPDATE 2-Morrisons and Tesco shine in Christmas sales battle

* Aldi and Lidl still winning market share (Adds detail, CEO comment, Kantar/Nielsen and BRC data, shares)

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UPDATE 1-Tax cut rollback to sap China sales growth for automakers in 2018

* China has not seen flat auto sales since at least 2000 -IHS (Releads with 2018 outlook for China; adds analyst comments)

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BRIEF-Altice Says French Division's Revenue Declined By About 2 Percent In 2017

* ALTICE SAYS FRENCH DIVISION'S REVENUE DECLINED BY ABOUT 2 PERCENT IN 2017

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Thousands in California flee homes ahead of possible mudslides

(Reuters) - Thousands of Southern Californians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful rain storm that could cause flash floods and trigger mudslides soaked steep slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off vegetation last month.

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

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

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

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

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REFILE-Ford's December China vehicle sales fall 9 pct

SHANGHAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's sales in China fell 9 percent in December from a year ago, following an 8 percent decline in November, the U.S. automaker said on Tuesday.

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Evacuations ordered in Calif. ahead of rain

Thousands of Southern Californians were ordered to evacuate Monday amid fears that heavy rainfall could trigger mudslides in regions charred by wildfires.

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UPDATE 2-Mexican auto exports surge in 2017 despite NAFTA fears

MEXICO CITY, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Mexican auto production and exports hit a record high in 2017, far outpacing growth in 2016, despite fears that shipments could be hurt by a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with top trading partners the United States and Canada.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Decline of Anti-Trumpism

The quality of the opposition is deteriorating.

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BRIEF-Group 1 Automotive Says ‍Opens Land Rover Franchise In Watford Franchise Expected To Generate Additional Estimated $35 Mln In Annualized Revenues ​

* GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE - ‍OPENS LAND ROVER FRANCHISE IN WATFORD; FRANCHISE EXPECTED TO GENERATE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED $35 MILLION IN ANNUALIZED REVENUES ​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the U.S. weapons industry, going beyond the limited assistance they currently provide, officials said.

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yogawear maker's shares to their highest since June 2013.

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UPDATE 3-Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yogawear maker's shares to their highest since June 2013.

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GoPro lowers sales view on weak demand, to exit drone business

(Reuters) - GoPro Inc on Monday said it expects lower fourth-quarter revenue, hit by weaker demand for cameras in the holiday season and plans to exit the drone business, sending its shares to a record low.

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

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

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BRIEF-TomTom ‍Extends Collaboration With Baidu On High Definition Maps For Autonomous Driving​

* ‍EXTENDS WITH BAIDU THEIR COLLABORATION ON HIGH DEFINITION (HD) MAPS FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Shire to separate ADHD drugs ahead of possible spin-off, cuts outlook

LONDON (Reuters) - London-listed pharmaceutical group Shire said on Monday it would create two distinct business units for its rare disease and hyperactivity medicines ahead of deciding later this year whether to spin off the latter into a separately listed group.

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GoPro lowers sales view, to cut over 250 jobs after weak demand

(Reuters) - GoPro Inc said on Monday it expects fourth-quarter revenue to fall below its earlier forecast and lowered the price of its Hero6 cameras due to weak demand, and the action camera-maker also said it would cut more than 250 jobs.

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than it expected

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better that it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker's shares up.

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Lululemon hikes fourth quarter profit, revenue forecasts on strong holiday sales

(Reuters) - Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc on Monday raised its fourth-quarter profit and revenue forecasts, helped by a strong holiday season.

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Lululemon hikes Q4 profit, revenue forecasts on strong holiday sales

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc on Monday raised its fourth-quarter profit and revenue forecasts, helped by a strong holiday season.

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Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger role on arms sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the American weapons industry, going beyond the assistance they currently provide, U.S. officials said.

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BRIEF-Qiagen, DiaSorin partner in automated tuberculosis detection

* SAYS ‍QIAGEN AND DIASORIN PARTNER TO OFFER FULLY AUTOMATED TUBERCULOSIS DETECTION WITH QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD PLUS AVAILABLE ON LIAISON ANALYZER SYSTEMS​

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BRIEF-Diasorin And Qiagen Partner To Offer Fully Automated Solution For Diagnosis Of Tuberculosis

* ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH QIAGEN TO OFFER FULLY AUTOMATED SOLUTION FOR DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS

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BRIEF-Qiagen to exceed $140 mln of NGS-related sales In 2018

* SAYS ‍GOAL SET TO EXCEED $140 MILLION OF NGS-RELATED SALES IN 2018, UP FROM OVER $115 MILLION IN 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Frankfurt newsroom)

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Dialog Semiconductor reports Q4 sales above outlook

FRANKFURT, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Anglo-German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor on Monday reported preliminary sales of $463 million for the fourth quarter, above the upper end of its outlook range announced in November.

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Tatsuro Toyoda, Who Led Toyota’s Global Expansion, Dies at 88

Mr. Toyoda led Toyota’s first factory in North America, bringing with him a Japanese approach to manufacturing and labor relations.

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VW 2017 group sales rose to around 10.7 million cars, beating Toyota: Bild am Sonntag

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen group sales probably rose to around 10.7 million cars last year and kept the German behemoth ahead of Toyota as the world's largest automaker, Bild am Sonntag reported, citing in-house VW estimates.

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Take a Number: Cancer Deaths Continue a Steep Decline

More than two million patients have been saved by advances in diagnosis and treatment since 1991, according to new data.

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VW U.S. sales chief quits amid falling deliveries

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior U.S. sales manager has quit Volkswagen's North America operations just as the carmaker's deliveries in the world's second-largest auto market fall steeply.

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UPDATE 1-VW U.S. sales chief quits amid falling deliveries

BERLIN, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. sales manager has quit Volkswagen's North America operations just as the carmaker's deliveries in the world's second-largest auto market fall steeply.

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VW U.S. sales chief quits amid falling deliveries: Automotive News

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior U.S. sales manager has quit Volkswagen's North America operations, Automotive News reported, just as the carmaker's deliveries in the world's second-largest auto market fall steeply.

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BRIEF-US Energy Says Co Entered Common Stock Sales Agreement With Northland Securities

* US ENERGY CORP - ‍ON JAN. 5, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT WITH NORTHLAND SECURITIES, INC - SEC FILING​

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REFILE-Wall St Week Ahead-U.S. fund managers expect value stocks to jump in 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Value stocks are getting a once-over from some U.S. growth fund managers in early 2018 as they prowl for overlooked shares they think have more upside in a market that gained nearly 20 percent last year.

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BRIEF-Hallador Energy Reports Additional 2018, 2019 Coal Sales Contracts

* HALLADOR ENERGY COMPANY REPORTS ADDITIONAL 2018 AND 2019 COAL SALES CONTRACTS

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Wall St Week Ahead-U.S. fund managers expect value stocks to jump in 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Value stocks are getting a once-over from some U.S. growth fund managers in early 2018 as they prowl for overlooked shares they think have more upside in a market that gained nearly 20 percent last year.

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Twice-weekly workouts may be best medicine for cognitive decline

(Reuters Health) - - There’s little evidence that medications improve mild cognitive decline associated with aging, according to a new review of research, but doctors can recommend exercise with confidence.

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Constellation third quarter sales miss, no hit from legalized pot

(Reuters) - Constellation Brands Inc missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter revenue on Friday and said wine and spirit sales for the full-year would be at the low end of a previous forecast, sending its shares down as much as 4 percent.

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UPDATE 2-Constellation Q3 sales miss, no hit from legalised pot

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Constellation Brands Inc missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter revenue on Friday and said wine and spirit sales for the full-year would be at the low end of a previous forecast, sending its shares down as much as 4 percent.

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Constellation misses on sales, wine and spirits disappoint

(Reuters) - Corona maker Constellation Brands Inc missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter sales on Friday and said wine and spirit volumes for the full-year would be at the low end of its prior forecast.

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UPDATE 1-Constellation misses on sales, wine and spirits disappoint

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Corona maker Constellation Brands Inc missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter sales on Friday and said wine and spirit volumes for the full-year would be at the low end of its prior forecast.

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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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CEE MARKETS-Stocks move around highs, Czech bonds buck yield decline

* Stocks dance around key levels after year-start rally * Prague shares touch another 6-1/2-year high * Czech yields rise in anticipation of rate hikes * Yield curve steepens in Bucharest, flattens in Budapest By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Romanian stocks touched a 2-1/2-month high on Friday, while other Central European equities markets took a breather after a rally in the first sessions of the year. After strong gains in 2017, re

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UPDATE 1-UK new car sales record biggest drop since 2009

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - British new car sales recorded their biggest drop since 2009 last year, falling 5.7 percent due to uncertainty over potential new diesel charges and weakening consumer confidence since Brexit, an industry body said on Friday.

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Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company ahead of historic IPO

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, in a key step for an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year.

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Asian shares near record high, dollar weak ahead of job, wage data

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched closer to a record high on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the specter of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares near record high, dollar weak ahead of job, wage data

* Oil near highest level since mid-2015 on Iran, tighter US market

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White House, senators seek Iran measure ahead of nuclear deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators and Trump administration officials met at the White House on Thursday, hoping to hammer out compromise legislation to tighten restrictions on Iran while keeping Washington in an international nuclear deal with Tehran.

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UK new car sales record biggest drop since 2009

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - British new car sales recorded their biggest drop since 2009 last year, falling by more than 5 percent due to uncertainty over potential new diesel charges and weakening consumer confidence since Brexit, an industry body said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Reitmans Canada Says December Sales Fell 1.1 Pct

* DECEMBER SAME STORE SALES ROSE 0.9 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fox TV producers offered assurances ahead of Disney merger

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executives have voiced support for the Fox television studio's adult-oriented programming and development is continuing as usual while a proposed merger undergoes regulatory review, Fox executives and producers said Thursday.

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BRIEF-On Semiconductor Introduces Scalable Image Sensor Platform For Adas, Autonomous Driving

* ON SEMICONDUCTOR INTRODUCES SCALABLE IMAGE SENSOR PLATFORM FOR ADAS AND AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TO SPEED AND SIMPLIFY DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Macy's holiday sales, job cuts send shares tumbling

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Macy's Inc shares dropped as much as 7 percent on Thursday after it reported only modest growth in holiday sales and said it would close stores and slash thousands of jobs this year.

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BRIEF-Dare Bioscience Says Entered Into Common Stock Sales Agreement

* DARE BIOSCIENCE SAYS ON JANUARY 4, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

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Quad king Chen pushes for artistry ahead of Pyeongchang

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen became the first figure skater to land five quadruple jumps in a single program last year, but the 18-year-old American insists he has much more to offer.

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LIVE MARKETS-European autos cruise to two-month peak

* European stocks open higher, FTSE touches record * Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum * Debenhams drops after profit warning * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net EUROPEAN

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Autos, oil shares help European stocks rally pick up pace

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A rally in European stocks picked up pace on Thursday, following the lead of Asian shares which hit a ten-year peak overnight, as better-than-expected U.S. car sales data and rising oil prices drove auto and energy stocks higher.

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BRIEF-Costco reports December sales results

* COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION REPORTS DECEMBER SALES RESULTS

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GM's China December vehicle sales up 13.1 percent year-on-year

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co's sales in China rose 13.1 percent in December from a year ago to 491,702 vehicles, having increased 13 percent in November, the company said on Thursday.

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GM's China December vehicle sales up 13.1 pct y/y

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Jan 4 (Reuters) - General Motors Co's sales in China rose 13.1 percent in December from a year ago to 491,702 vehicles, having increased 13 percent in November, the company said on Thursday.

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Tesla Reports New Setback for Model 3, With Output Lagging

Production of the electric-car maker’s mass-market offering was far below forecasts in the fourth quarter. The report sent the company’s shares lower.

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UPDATE 2-Canada Dec auto sales dip; yearly sales rise to breach 2 mln mark

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Canada auto sales dipped by a percent in December, marking the second straight month of sales drop, but yearly sales were up by 4.6 percent crossing the 2 million mark for the first time, with light trucks continuing to be the bestseller in the country.

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Auto sales fall for first time in 9 years

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Apple's battery replacement offer to reduce 2018 iPhone sales: Barclays

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's offer to replace flagging batteries at a slashed rate could be a hurdle for iPhone unit sales in 2018 if more users take the deal over upgrading to a new device, Barclays analysts write in a note.

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Auto Sales End a 7-Year Upswing, With More Challenges Ahead

The decline in 2017 came as fuel prices and interest rates began to turn higher.

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BRIEF-Hyundai Motor America Reports Dec 2017 Sales Of Hyundai & Genesis Branded Vehicles Of 63,594

* HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA SAYS REPORTED DEC 2017 SALES OF HYUNDAI AND GENESIS BRANDED VEHICLES OF 63,594, UP 2 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales, weaker year lies ahead

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales as they look ahead to weaker sales in 2018 that will test pricing discipline in an industry where consumer discounts are already at elevated levels.

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UPDATE 2-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales, weaker year lies ahead

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales as they look ahead to weaker sales in 2018 that will test pricing discipline in an industry where consumer discounts are already at elevated levels.

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UPDATE 1-GM Canada auto sales up; Fiat Chrysler, Ford take a hit

Jan 3 (Reuters) - General Motors Co's December sales in Canada rose 9.2 percent but that of rivals Fiat Chrysler , and Ford fell due to weak demand for their vehicles.

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BRIEF-Mercedes-Benz USA Reports December Sales Of 35,203 Units, Up 10 Pct

* MERCEDES-BENZ USA SAYS REPORTED DEC SALES OF 35,203 UNITS, UP 10 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-German 2017 car sales up 2.7 pct, diesels plunge

* German 2017 diesel-car sales down 13 pct to 1.34 mln -source

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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UPDATE 1-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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BRIEF-Nissan Group Reports U.S. Sales of 138,226 Units In December, Down 9.5 Pct

* SAYS SOLD 138,226 UNITS IN THE U.S. IN DEC. 2017, DOWN 9.5 PERCENT FROM PRIOR YEAR

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BRIEF-Volkswagen Of America December Sales Down 18.7 Percent

* VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA - REPORTED SALES OF 30,281 UNITS DELIVERED IN DECEMBER 2017, AN 18.7 PERCENT FALL OVER DECEMBER 2016 Source text : [http://bit.ly/2lQ9G1R] Further company coverage:

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Automakers post mixed December U.S. new vehicle sales

DETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers on Wednesday reported mixed U.S. sales figures for December, helped in part by large consumer discounts aimed at moving vehicles off dealer lots by the end of the year.

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Norway powers ahead (electrically): over half new car sales now electric or hybrid

OSLO (Reuters) - Sales of electric and hybrid cars rose above half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the country's lead in shifting from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-FCA US Reports 2017 December and Full-year Sales

* FCA US LLC REPORTED SALES OF 171,946 UNITS, 11 PERCENT DECREASE COMPARED WITH SALES IN DECEMBER 2016 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Good Times Restaurants Says Same Store Sales Increase 5.9 Pct

* GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS REPORTS FISCAL 2018 Q1 SAME STORE SALES

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More than half of new Norway car sales now electric or hybrid

OSLO (Reuters) - Sales of electric and hybrid cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the Nordic nation's lead in a shift from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Yearend sales boost 2017 U.S. muni bond supply to $410 bln

CHICAGO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. states, cities, schools and other issuers sold $410 billion of debt in 2017, with 14.5 percent of the total hitting the municipal market in December ahead of federal tax changes, according to Thomson Reuters data on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Allergan Says In Connection With Internal Reorganization, Forest Laboratories Merged With And Into Allergan Sales

* ALLERGAN SAYS IN CONNECTION WITH INTERNAL REORGANIZATION, FOREST LABORATORIES LLC MERGED WITH AND INTO ALLERGAN SALES LLC- SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2Cb2ZO1) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-European stocks see faltering start to 2018 as autos weigh

* Wednesday's MiFID launch in focus (Adds details, updates prices at close)

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CORRECTED-Bankers to burn midnight oil ahead of "MiFID" dawn

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Bankers will work through the night to iron out last minute hitches before Wednesday's launch of a major reform of European Union financial markets that aims to apply lessons from the financial crisis nearly a decade ago.

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Bankers to burn midnight oil ahead of 'MiFID' dawn

LONDON (Reuters) - Bankers will work through the night to iron out last minute hitches before Wednesday's launch of a major reform of European Union financial markets that aims to apply lessons from the financial crisis nearly a decade ago.

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South Korea offers talks with North ahead of Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing" nuclear warheads.

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Bankers to burn midnight oil ahead of "MiFID" dawn

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Bankers will work through the night to iron out last minute hitches before Wednesday's launch of a major reform of European Union financial markets that aims to apply lessons from the financial crisis nearly a decade ago.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks see faltering start to 2018 as autos and miners weigh

* IAG deal to buy Niki assets weighs on Lufthansa (Updates prices, adds detail, quotes)

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Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors flag slow sales recovery in 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors on Tuesday flagged 4 percent sales growth in 2018, suggesting a slow recovery from a slump linked to their lack of SUVs in the United States and diplomatic tensions with China.

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UPDATE 3-Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors flag slow sales recovery in 2018

* Hyundai, Kia target 2018 sale of 7.55 mln vehicles globally

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Hyundai, Kia 2017 global sales at 7.25 million vehicles, miss target

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors said on Tuesday they sold 7.25 million vehicles in 2017, lagging far behind their target of 8.25 million vehicles.

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South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing" nuclear warheads.

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Hyundai, Kia 2017 global sales at 7.25 mln vehicles, miss target

SEOUL, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors said on Tuesday they sold 7.25 million vehicles in 2017, lagging far behind their target of 8.25 million vehicles.

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German parties at odds ahead of coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Social Democrats (SPD) traded barbs about migration and tax cuts on Tuesday amid mounting questions about whether they can agree to renew the "grand coalition" that ruled Germany for the past four years.

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Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors flag slow sales growth in 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors on Tuesday flagged only modest sales growth in 2018, suggesting a slow recovery from a slump linked to their lack of SUVs in the United States and diplomatic tensions with China.

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UPDATE 2-Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors flag slow sales growth in 2018

* Hyundai, Kia target 2018 sale of 7.55 mln vehicles globally

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Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors flag modest sales growth in 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors set a 2018 total sales target of 7.55 million vehicles, a likely modest improvement on the previous year.

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Hyundai Motor targets 2018 global sales of 4.68 million vehicles

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor aims to sell 4.68 million vehicles globally in 2018, the South Korean automaker said on Tuesday.

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Italian president calls for 'realistic' proposals ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday urged political parties to make realistic proposals to tackle Italy's problems, especially joblessness, ahead of an election in March.

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Six dead as seaplane crashes into Sydney river ahead of New Year celebrations

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A seaplane crashed into a Sydney river on Sunday, killing six people on a "wine and dine" sightseeing flight ahead of the city's New Year's Eve celebrations at the harbor.

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Swatting case poses legal challenges for police and prosecutors

The 911 call was fake, authorities said, but the bullet was very real.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street eyes 2018 gains with a side of caution

Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are expected to keep rising in 2018 because a massive drop in the corporate tax rate is seen boosting the economy and corporate profits, but strategists say sizable gains could either be short-lived or elusive.

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Congo orders internet and SMS cut ahead of anti-government demonstrations

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government on Saturday ordered telecommunications providers to cut internet and SMS services across the country ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.

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BRIEF-Fairfax India Enters Into Automatic Share Purchase Plan

* FAIRFAX INDIA - IN RELATION TO ANNOUNCED NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID EFFECTIVE OCT 6, ENTERED INTO AUTOMATIC SHARE PURCHASE PLANWITH DESIGNATED BROKER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street eyes 2018 gains with a side of caution

Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are expected to keep rising in 2018 because a massive drop in the corporate tax rate is seen boosting the economy and corporate profits, but strategists say sizable gains could either be short-lived or elusive.

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

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

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After Trump criticism, China says no illicit oil sales to North Korea

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy that China had allowed oil to reach the isolated nation.

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China ban on ivory sales begins Sunday, aims to curb elephant poaching

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A ban on ivory sales in China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, takes effect on Sunday with wildlife activists calling it a vital step to reducing the slaughter of the endangered animals.

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Indian state tense ahead of citizens list targeting 'illegal Bangladeshis'

GUWAHATI, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has mobilized around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops in a sensitive border state ahead of the publication of a list of citizens it says will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants - mainly Muslims - from neighboring Bangladesh.

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Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

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Italian president dissolves parliament ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday dissolved parliament ahead of an election which is expected to produce a period of instability in the euro zone's third largest economy.

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Brazil's top prosecutor challenges President Temer's Christmas pardons

(Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor has launched a legal challenge against pardons granted by President Michel Temer just before Christmas, saying they are unconstitutional and threaten a probe into the country's largest-ever corruption scandal.

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Brazil top prosecutor challenges President Temer's Christmas pardons

(Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor has launched a legal challenge against pardons made by President Michel Temer just before Christmas, alleging they are unconstitutional and threaten the Car Wash probe into the country's largest-ever corruption scandal.

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Italy PM meets president ahead of dissolution of parliament

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni was meeting President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday in the first formal step ahead of the dissolution of parliament which is necessary before an election can be called, a government source told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Qorvo Selected For Qualcomm Cellular-V2x Automotive Reference Design

* QORVO® SELECTED FOR QUALCOMM CELLULAR-V2X AUTOMOTIVE REFERENCE DESIGN

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Istanbul tightens New Year security, dozens arrested ahead of attack anniversary

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on New Year's Eve for security reasons, a year after a gunman killed 39 people in a nightclub, officials said.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor

Ferguson’s so-called debtors’ prisons devastated its black community. The attorney general wants to keep it that way.

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China says no sanction-breaking oil sales to North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday there had been no U.N. sanction-breaking oil sales by Chinese ships to North Korea, after a South Korea newspaper said Chinese and North Korean vessels had been illicitly linking up at sea to get oil to North Korea.