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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks struggle as bond yields, dollar regain traction

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A six-day rebound in world stocks began to splutter on Tuesday, as bond market borrowing costs regained traction and the dollar kicked firmly away from a three-year low.

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Language app Babbel translates European success to U.S. market

BERLIN (Reuters) - It might seem a tall order to persuade people to spend as much to learn a language on their smartphone as it costs to subscribe to a music streaming or video-on-demand service.

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Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency.

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REFILE-Oil markets mixed on lower Canadian flows, firmer dollar

* Overall markets well supported by ongoing OPEC production cuts

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Winter Olympics 2018: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Win Ice Dancing Gold

The Winter Games are in progress in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks dip after European surge fades, dollar firm

* European stocks dip overnight, US markets closed Mon for holiday

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More U.S. babies dying of suffocation, often in bed

(Reuters Health) - The number of babies dying of suffocation before their first birthday has been rising in recent years, driven at least in part by an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants, a U.S. study suggests.

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Serious knee injuries increasing in kids and teens

(Reuters Health) - Injuries to a critical ligament in the knee are becoming more common in children and teens, researchers warn.

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Preemies and underweight babies more likely to have low IQs

(Reuters Health) - Babies who are born much too soon or who arrive weighing too little may not score as high on intelligence tests during childhood as full-term infants, a research review suggests.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks up on corporate newsflow; trading volumes thin

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks rose on Monday on thin trading volumes following a heavy batch of corporate updates. The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.3 percent, supported by shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA on the heels of rising crude prices. Shares in electronics and appliance retailer Via Varejo SA rose 1.1 percent following solid fourth-quarter earnings figures. Fibria Celulose SA and Suzano Papel e

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BRIEF-The Hartford Enters Renewal Rights Agreement For Foremost Insurance's Commercial Independent Agent Business

* THE HARTFORD ENTERS RENEWAL RIGHTS AGREEMENT FOR THE SMALL COMMERCIAL INDEPENDENT AGENT BUSINESS OF FOREMOST INSURANCE

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks break recovery streak with U.S. and China closed

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.

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New acne diagnoses linked to increased depression risk

(Reuters Health) - In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients’ risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 percent compared to the general population, a new study shows.

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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia.

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Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight people dead

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained.

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Pro-Assad militias to enter Syria's Afrin: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region within hours, state media reported on Monday, after a reported deal to help Kurdish forces repel a Turkish assault.

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BRIEF-Comfortdelgro-Uber Proposed JV Enters Second Phase Of Competition Commission Review

* COMFORTDELGRO-UBER PROPOSED JOINT VENTURE TO ENTER PHASE 2 OF COMPETITION COMMISSION'S DELIBERATION

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BRIEF-Unicredit Enters Into Collaboration With Alibaba.com

* SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO A COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT ITALIAN EXPORTERS WITH ALIBABA.COM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Marches are being planned around the US to pressure Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer

As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence.

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UPDATE 2-Australia's Domain steady in slipping property market, shares rise

* Domain posts 12.5 pct revenue rise in stalled property market

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China to impose annual fishing ban in Yellow River from 2018: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ban fishing in the Yellow River, or Huanghe, between April 1 and June 30 every year starting from 2018, state-owned media Xinhua reported on Monday, citing a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture.

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BRIEF-Algae.Tec Enters Commercial Supply & Collaboration Deal With Seachem Laboratories Inc

* ENTERS EXCLUSIVE COMMERCIAL SUPPLY & COLLABORATION DEAL WITH SEACHEM LABORATORIES INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares extend global recovery, volatility subsides

TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked up on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that stemmed from fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Lego builds foundations in China classrooms as old markets slow

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is hoping to build a following with Chinese parents by promoting its place in the classroom as well as the toy box.

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Jittery U.S. bond market braces for supply wave

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bond investors, who have been on edge over signs of growing inflation and a possibly more aggressive Federal Reserve, will have their work cut out for them as the U.S. government seeks to sell $258 billion worth of debt this coming week.

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Walkout planned to protest gun violence

Women's March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence.

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Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.

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Gazit-Globe sells more Regency Centers shares for $101 mln

* Israeli real estate developer Gazit-Globe Ltd said on Sunday it sold another 1.03 percent, or 1.76 million shares, in Regency Centers Corp for $101 million.

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Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 billion hepatitis C drug patent verdict

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.

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AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has won crucial approval from U.S. regulators for use in lung cancer, opening up a multibillion-dollar market for a medicine that has so far lagged behind competitors.

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U.S. faces shortage of developmental and behavioral pediatrics specialists

(Reuters Health) - A shortage of clinicians specializing in pediatric behavioral and developmental disorders is translating into long wait times for new patient appointments amid surging demand, a new study suggests.

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BRIEF-Needle Capital Entered LOI With The Flowr Corp

* NEEDLE CAPITAL - ‍ ENTERED LOI WITH THE FLOWR CORP TO COMPLETE A TRANSACTION TO FORM RESULTING ISSUER TO CONTINUE BUSINESS OF FLOWR​

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U.S. FDA approves AstraZeneca's immunotherapy for lung cancer

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday granted approval for expanded use of AstraZeneca Plc's, immunotherapy drug, Imfinzi, to treat non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors can't be surgically removed.

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Trader sues Fidelity over website glitch during market rout

BOSTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A New Jersey trader filed a lawsuit against Fidelity Investments, accusing it of "gross negligence" because he could not make trades on the company's website earlier this month during a volatile time on the stock market.

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Hospitalized older adults less often tested for flu

(Reuters Health) - Even though elderly people have the highest rates of hospitalization and death from influenza, a U.S. study suggests that older patients may be less likely to get tested for flu in the hospital.

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Fear of federal law may prevent gun retailers from storing firearms

(Reuters Health) - What if someone who lived with the young man who unleashed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history this week had been concerned that he might harm himself or others and removed his AR-15 rifle from his home?

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Wealth Matters: 5 Tips to Weather a Turbulent Stock Market

Market volatility is normal. Don’t fret. This advice from professionals could help prevent a volatile ride from derailing your financial planning.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for best week in 6 years, dollar climbs

NEW YORK, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Global stocks rose on Friday and were set for their best week in six years as strong corporate earnings offset concerns about rising inflation and interest rates, while the U.S. dollar edged higher from a three-year low against major currencies.

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Novartis readies to auction U.S. generic pills business: sources

(Reuters) - Switzerland's Novartis AG is preparing to auction its U.S. generic pill business, looking to shed a unit that has struggled amid fierce price competition, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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In-person license renewal may reduce crashes involving people with dementia

Reuters Health - Older adults with dementia may be less likely to get in car crashes when they’re required to renew their driver’s licenses in person, a U.S. study suggests.

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How an Indie-Rock Star Is Made in 2018

The singer and songwriter Lucy Dacus, 22, was deemed “up next.” Then she had to actually make the album.

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Shares of Apricus tank after FDA declines to OK erectile dysfunction cream

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday declined to approve Apricus Biosciences Inc's Vitaros, a cream to treat erectile dysfunction, for the second time in a decade, sending the company's shares down more than 70 percent before the opening bell.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Announces First NPL Sale Of 2018

* FREDDIE MAC - ‍$420 MILLION TRANSACTION FEATURES FOUR POOLS, INCLUDING AN EXTENDED TIMELINE POOL OFFERING TARGETING SMALLER INVESTORS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Apricus says FDA declines to approve erectile dysfunction cream

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday declined to approve Apricus Biosciences Inc's Vitaros, a cream treatment for erectile dysfunction, for the second time in a decade.

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The Secret of Success in a Chilly Classic Car Market

Auction prices for high-end collectible automobiles have dropped as specialists have replaced speculators. Cars that do sell have one thing in common: They still work.

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UPDATE 2- Under investor pressure, Danone eyes more profit growth in 2018

* Shares rise (Adds share reaction, analyst comment, details)

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Zinc miners, smelters spar over supply as 2018 terms delayed

MELBOURNE, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Global zinc miners and smelters failed to reach any benchmark deal on 2018 processing terms at an annual industry gathering this week, and any agreement is likely to be delayed by a month or more as participants haggle over prospects for growing supply in the second half, two industry sources told Reuters.

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Swiss skiers first athletes hit by norovirus at Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Swiss freestyle skiers are the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Swiss Olympic team confirmed on Friday.

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E-commerce firm Mercado Libre to open distribution centers in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Mercado Libre, Latin America's home-grown e-commerce firm, said on Thursday that it would open two large distribution centers in Mexico as part of an effort to improve its logistics in the country.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares extend bounce to 5th day, dollar sags to 3-year low

* Fall in Vix futures suggest position unwinding over for now

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U.S. officials warn 'intense' flu season to continue, urge shots

(Reuters) - Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks.

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U.S. FDA looks to pave way for earlier-stage Alzheimer's drugs

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have proposed lowering the bar for clinical trial success for experimental Alzheimer's drugs to better align with the current emphasis on the need to treat people when they are in the earliest stages of the brain-wasting disease.

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Limb amputation rates for blocked arteries vary by race and setting

(Reuters Health) - Patients with severe blockages in leg arteries can sometimes be treated with surgery to reroute blood flow; otherwise they require amputation - which black patients are more likely than whites to get, according to a study of New York State data.

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BRIEF-Piper Jaffray Forms Middle-Market Debt Underwriting Vehicle

* PIPER JAFFRAY COMPANIES FORMS MIDDLE-MARKET DEBT UNDERWRITING VEHICLE WITH $1.0 BILLION OF EQUITY COMMITMENTS

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BRIEF-Ichor Holdings Entered Into Amended & Restated Credit Agreement

* ICHOR HOLDINGS - ‍ON FEB 14, ENTERED INTO AMENDED & RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT WHICH REPLACED CERTAIN CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF AUGUST 11, 2015​

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BRIEF-Nu Skin Enterprises Announces Dividend Increase

* NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC - HAS INCREASED QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND TO $0.365 FROM PREVIOUS $0.36 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Breast MRIs may lead to more biopsies that catch fewer cancers

(Reuters Health) - Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests.

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Spouses have strong influence on risk for alcohol abuse

(Reuters Health) - Spouses with uncontrolled drinking problems have a “large and rapid” influence on the likelihood their partner will also be diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder, according to a long-term study of married couples in Sweden.

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Short kids may have a higher stroke risk as adults

(Reuters Health) - Children who are just a few inches shorter than their peers are more likely to suffer a stroke in adulthood, a large Danish study suggests.

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U.S. market gurus who predicted selloff say current calm an illusion

Some veteran investors who were vindicated in calling for a pullback in shares and a spike in volatility could now be cheering. Actually, they're looking at the risks that still lie ahead in the...

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb, shrugging off inflation data; dollar falls

* Dollar weakens to 15-month low vs yen despite rising yields

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U.S. regulator moves to clear market barriers for energy storage technology

WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - In a boost for electric storage technology, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday approved a new rule to remove barriers to batteries and other storage resources in U.S. power markets.

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Eye and balance exercises may ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Reuters Health - People with multiple sclerosis who do balance and eye movement exercises may feel steadier on their feet and experience less fatigue and dizziness, a small trial suggests.

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Video shows moment police enter classroom

A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School recorded the moment police entered a classroom where students had been huddled following a deadly school shooting.

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Give women more time to give birth, make choices: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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XPO Logistics expects 750,000 European home deliveries for 2018

SEATTLE (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc said on Thursday it expects to make or manage 750,000 deliveries of bulky goods like flat-screen televisions and furniture to homes in Europe in 2018, as the U.S.-based company dips its toe into a crowded and fast-growing market.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Medals Table, Results and Schedule

The Winter Games are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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Indivior bets on $1 billion anti-addiction shot as legal bill weighs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Indivior is launching a new weapon to fight the U.S. opioid crisis this month, but high hopes for its once-monthly injection were offset on Thursday by the need to set aside more cash for legal disputes.

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Aster DM Healthcare $153 million IPO subscribed 1.3 times

(Reuters) - United Arab Emirates-based Aster DM Healthcare Ltd's initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the Indian exchanges to raise 9.80 billion rupees ($153.34 million) was subscribed 1.3 times on the last day of the sale on Thursday.

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French pharma group Ipsen sees more asset purchases, U.S. growth

PARIS (Reuters) - French pharma company Ipsen expects to bring more drugs to combat cancer, rare diseases and mobility impairment into its pipeline this year and has around one billion euros ($1.25 billion) for asset purchases, its chief executive said.

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Retirement savers, how much market risk can you handle?

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.

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Nokia starts review of digital health business, cuts jobs in Finland

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business and announced more than 400 job cuts in its home country.

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Moon's chief of staff takes center stage in inter-Korean detente

SEOUL (Reuters) - In 1989, a 22-year-old South Korean student caused an uproar when she sneaked into North Korea and was filmed advocating for unification and meeting then leader Kim Il Sung.

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UPDATE 1-Forex trading up sharply in 2018 as volatility returns

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Foreign exchange trading volumes have risen sharply since the start of this year, new data showed on Thursday, as investors ramped up bets on a weaker dollar and uncertainty about the end of the era of cheap money stoked volatility.

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Electric airplane start-up Eviation aims to enter service in 2021 after battery deal

SINGAPORE, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Electric airplane start-up Eviation Aircraft Ltd is aiming for its 9-seat commuter aircraft to be flying passengers by 2021 after signing up South Korea's Kokam as its battery supplier, the Israeli company's chief executive said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Freeport, Amman awaiting green light on 2018 Indonesia copper exports

JAKARTA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc and fellow copper miner Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMNT) are waiting for last-minute mining ministry approvals to their applications to extend copper concentrate exports, company officials said.

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Indivior legal costs rise, new anti-addiction drug ready

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Indivior, which makes drugs to treat opioid addiction and plans to launch a key new product this month, said on Thursday it had increased provisions for investigative and antitrust litigation matters to $438 million.

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Oxford BioMedica wins second $100 million gene therapy contract

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Oxford BioMedica has won a second $100 million contract to supply gene therapy material, this time from Bioverativ, which agreed last month to be acquired by Sanofi for $11.6 billion.

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A year into OPEC's production cuts, Asia's oil markets have tightened

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Just over a year into production cuts lead by OPEC and Russia, oil markets in Asia have tightened noticeably as significant amounts of excess crude have been taken off tankers used for storage and delivered to customers across the region.

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China reports first human case of H7N4 bird flu

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported the first human case of the H7N4 strain of bird flu in a woman in an eastern coastal province, though she has since recovered.

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Amazon says to create 2,000 jobs in France in 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. online retail giant Amazon said on Thursday it will create 2,000 permanent contract positions this year in France, its largest market in Europe after Britain and Germany.

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Trump, Pena Nieto meeting planned for next few weeks: Mexican foreign ministry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto is being planned for sometime during the next few weeks, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Cisco tops estimates as turnaround takes center stage

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc reported its first rise in quarterly revenue in more than two years and forecast upbeat current-quarter profit, as the network gear maker's years-long efforts to transform into a software-focused company begins to pay off.

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Berkshire buys Teva, feels IBM blues as Apple becomes top investment

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday disclosed a new stake in generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and said it bought more shares of Apple Inc , which surpassed Wells Fargo & Co as its largest common stock investment.

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Postpartum depression can linger for years and impact kids’ behavior

(Reuters Health) - Women whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behavior problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests.

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Berkshire buys Teva, bites more Apple, feels IBM blues

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday said it has taken a new stake in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd , significantly boosted its holdings of Apple Inc and has nearly shed a less successful investment in IBM Corp .

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U.S. healthcare spending to climb 5.3 percent in 2018: agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next decade.

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Getting alcohol from mom or dad doesn’t prevent risky drinking

(Reuters Health) - Parents may be tempted to give teens an occasional taste of alcohol to teach responsible drinking habits, but a new study suggests this may have the opposite effect.

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Trauma support may help low-income families earn more

(Reuters Health) - A federal assistance program designed to move low-income families toward financial independence comes up short – but results might improve if families also receive support that helps them deal with traumatic experiences, a new study suggests.

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Minnesota renews push for tax on prescription opioids

(Reuters) - Citing rising opioid fatalities, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced a renewed legislative proposal to tax prescription opioid pills to help fund treatment.

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FDA approves J&J prostate cancer treatment

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Johnson & Johnson's Erleada treatment for use in prostate cancer patients whose cancer has not spread but continues to grow despite hormone therapy.

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Stock market shrugs off CPI rise but inflation obsession may linger

NEW YORK (Reuters) - So, were the stock market's fears about inflation ... inflated?

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FTC nominees open to tech probes, concerned about high drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission should be open to investigating big tech firms like Google or Facebook if they use their power inappropriately and should create a drug pricing task force to identify unusual price increases, Joe Simons said at a hearing to consider his nomination to head the agency.

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Digital divide persists with online portals for cancer patients

(Reuters Health) - Even as a growing number of cancer patients are setting up accounts for online access to medical charts, fewer people are actually logging on to look at their test results, a U.S. study suggests.

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UPDATE 1-America Movil will spend $8 bln on capex in 2018, CEO says

MEXICO CITY, Feb 14 (Reuters) - America Movil, Mexico's largest telecommunications firm, will increase capital expenditures to around $8 billion this year, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Hajj said during a call with analysts on Wednesday.

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Several hurt when motorist tries to enter U.S. spy agency

FORT MEADE, Md (Reuters) - Several people were injured on Wednesday when an unauthorized motorist tried to drive onto the campus of the U.S. National Security Agency near Washington, prompting guards to open fire on the vehicle, officials said.

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UPDATE 3-Teck sees strong demand for steelmaking coal in 2018

TORONTO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Teck Resources Ltd, the world's second-biggest exporter of steelmaking coal, said on Wednesday that growing global steel production is expected to boost demand for its coal in 2018, though coal trade competition will also likely rise.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bond prices drop, stocks rally after spike in U.S. CPI data

NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. debt prices fell on Wednesday after a spike in U.S. consumer prices in January raised expectations the Federal Reserve may quicken the pace of interest rate hikes, while global stocks rose as investors took a longer view of inflation.

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Ghana reports severe bird flu on farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Ghana has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H9N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the southwest of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from Ghana's agriculture ministry.

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Cairo butcher offers shelter for children with cancer

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three years ago, Cairo butcher Zaza Ogaz decided to do something to help families bringing their children to a nearby cancer hospital.

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Where should you put money if you think the market will crash?

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BRIEF-T. Rowe Price Says Vice Chairman Edward Bernard To Retire In Dec 2018

* T. ROWE PRICE VICE CHAIRMAN ED BERNARD TO RETIRE IN DECEMBER 2018; ROB SHARPS NAMED HEAD OF INVESTMENTS AS OF MARCH 1, 2018

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Heavy metal band Metallica wins 2018 Polar Music Prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - American heavy metal band Metallica was awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize on Wednesday, drawing a delighted response from the group which has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

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French retailers say they continued to receive Lactalis baby milk after recall

PARIS (Reuters) - French retailers, defending their role in a contaminated baby milk scandal on Wednesday, said they had received products after the recall deadline and that communication by dairy producer Lactalis was confusing.

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Physical oil market sends warning to OPEC: Rout might not be over

LONDON (Reuters) - As OPEC watches a near 15 percent drop in the oil price in three weeks, important indicators in the physical crude market are flashing signals that the decline might be far from over.

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Bristol-Myers to pay $1.85 billion in cancer deal with Nektar

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co will pay Nektar Therapeutics $1.85 billion in cash and share purchase for a global development and commercialization deal on a promising Nektar cancer drug, the companies announced on Wednesday.

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Bayer gets FDA rebuke for drug production in Germany

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer said it had received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over how it handled production of some drugs at its Leverkusen, Germany headquarters.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, FX sail higher ahead of US inflation

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks extended their rally for a third day and a weaker dollar lifted currencies ahead of a key U.S. inflation report on Wednesday while South Africa investors were poised for the next twist in the saga over President Jacob Zuma's future.

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Potash market recovery boosts Israel Chemicals' revenue, profit

JERUSALEM, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Israel Chemicals (ICL) reported on Wednesday higher revenue and profit in the fourth quarter, beating expectations as potash prices rose and expenses fell at the world's sixth-largest producer of the fertiliser ingredient.

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GLOBAL MARKETS- US inflation test looms large, dollar falls

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The dollar slid to a 15-month low against the yen on Wednesday, while world stock markets found firmer ground ahead of U.S. inflation numbers that could soothe, or inflame, fears of faster interest-rate hikes globally.

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Thailand bets on 'magic pills' to boost declining birth rate

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country's birth rate, but on Valentine's Day today it adopted a new approach - handing out vitamin pills.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Winter Olympics 2018: Results, Medals and Schedule

The Winter Games are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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Live Briefing: Westminster Dog Show 2018: Live Updates and Photos

Who will win Best in Show? Stay here for live updates and photographs from the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.

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US intel chiefs unanimous: Russia is targeting 2018 elections

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday "there should be no doubt" that Russia sees the 2018 US elections as a target.

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U.S. 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russia: U.S. intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned on Tuesday that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections by using social media to spread propaganda and misleading reports, much as it did in the 2016 campaign.

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Explainer: Rising U.S. inflation and what it means for markets

(Reuters) - U.S. financial markets have been roiled recently by something neither the economy nor investors have had to contend with for the better part of a decade: concerns they may soon have to reckon with rising inflation.

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Vigilant adherence to celiac diet linked with lower quality of life

(Reuters Health) - People with celiac disease who are extremely vigilant about not ingesting gluten may perceive that their quality of life is reduced, according to a new study.

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Merck scraps another late-stage Alzheimer's drug study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer's drug because it was unlikely to work, adding to the pile-up of failures to find an effective treatment for the mind-wasting disease.

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Tetraphase's antibiotic fails late-stage study, shares plummet

(Reuters) - Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its lead experimental antibiotic to treat serious infections did not meet the main goals in a late-stage study, sending its shares plunging more than 60 percent in after-market trading.

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JC Penney to shut Milwaukee distribution center, cut 670 jobs

(Reuters) - JC Penney Co Inc said on Tuesday it would close its Milwaukee distribution and customer care center and cut about 670 jobs.

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Blue Apron puts EBITDA breakeven on table for late 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it could break even on a key measure of profitability earlier than Wall Street analysts had expected, fueling a brief surge in the meal-kit maker's shares.

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Market volatility, budget deficits pose test for Fed's Powell

DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) - When the Federal Reserve's policy meeting ended last month, U.S. stock indexes were near record highs, market volatility was almost non-existent and policymakers chatted about the calm waters welcoming incoming central bank chief Jerome Powell.

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Russia is targeting 2018 U.S. elections, U.S. intel chiefs say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. national security officials said on Tuesday they had "no doubt" Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections, adding Moscow believes it succeeded in its effort to undermine U.S. democracy by meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Medical schools don’t offer doctor-recommended parental leave

(Reuters Health) - Physicians at some of the nation’s most elite medical schools don’t receive three months of paid parental leave that doctors recommend for the health of mothers and babies, a U.S. study has found.

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Lactalis failed to report salmonella on a product: government official

PARIS (Reuters) - French dairy group Lactalis, which is facing a growing scandal over salmonella-tainted baby milk, did not report the bacteria had been found on products in the same factory in 2011 despite an obligation to do so, a government official said on Tuesday.

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Family history increases breast cancer risk even for older women

(Reuters Health) - Women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease, and the risk associated with family history doesn’t appear to diminish with age, a U.S. study suggests.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Yields, stocks dip ahead of US inflation data

NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - U.S. bond yields and world equity markets dipped on Tuesday, ahead of a widely anticipated U.S. inflation report later this week that may provide some indication of the pace of future interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.

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Drug copies ready to take next bite out of Roche's cancer sales

LONDON (Reuters) - European oncologists will soon get their hands on cut-price copies of breast cancer drug Herceptin, turning the screws on maker Roche and giving another boost to a new breed of companies focused on so-called biosimilars.

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Amerisource deal may not keep Walgreens competitive: analysts

(Reuters) - Walgreens' potential deal for drug distributor AmerisourceBergen will boost its cash flow and push it deeper into a lucrative specialty pharmacy market, but may fail to keep it competitive in an evolving U.S. healthcare sector, analysts said.

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U.S. can sue UnitedHealth in $1 billion Medicare case, judge rules

(Reuters) - A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Justice Department can move forward with a lawsuit claiming UnitedHealth Group Inc wrongly retained more than $1 billion from the government healthcare program Medicare.

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Riding the momentum from the #resistance, Planned Parenthood is 'going on the offense'

Planned Parenthood will announce on Tuesday a new campaign to help expand access to reproductive health care state-by-state, CNN has learned.

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High cancer-related expenses take a toll on quality of life

Reuters Health - Cancer survivors who face a higher financial burden with their treatment and recovery tend to report lower quality of life and higher distress, a new study shows.

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Germany's CureVac wins new vaccine funding from Gates Foundation

(Reuters) - German biotech firm CureVac has secured more financial backing for vaccine development projects from its investor the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working on jabs to prevent malaria and influenza.

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Teva planned for second generic Copaxone to enter market in 2018

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Tuesday it had anticipated and planned for a second generic competitor to its multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone to enter the market in 2018.

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Q&A: Volatility creates opportunity in emerging markets - PGIM head

(Reuters) - The only thing abnormal that the head of Prudential Financial Inc's asset management unit sees in the recent burst of stock market volatility is that it had not happened sooner. PGIM...

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Blue Apron ramps marketing back up, revenue drop smaller than feared

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc shares jumped 9 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday after the meal-kit maker reported a smaller-than-expected revenue drop and quarterly loss as a costly distribution hub switch forced it to slash marketing.

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The bond market scare might not be over

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UK initiative seeks Israeli digital health tech to assist NHS

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The British embassy in Israel said on Tuesday it has launched a program designed to help incorporate Israeli digital health technology into the UK and its National Health Service (NHS).

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Goldilocks fights back but bears still swinging

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The fight between Goldilocks bets - on the not too hot, not too cold global economy - and market bears who have delivered some hefty blows in recent weeks, continued on Tuesday with little sign yet of a clear winner.

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Surge in global oil supply may overtake demand in 2018: IEA

LONDON (Reuters) - The rise in global oil production, led by the United States, is likely to outpace growth in demand this year, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

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Novartis gains U.S. approval for delayed MS drug

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's Sandoz division has won U.S. approval for a larger dosage of its Glatopa drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, ending a costly delay that allowed rival generics makers to beat it to market.

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History suggests strong economy can ward off bear market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Faith in the economy is reason to think this current stock market correction is unlikely to deepen into a full-blown bear market.

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Boxing fever grips Thailand's boys but doctors raise health concerns

BURIRAM, Thailand (Reuters) - Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand's northeastern province of Buriram.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Medals, Results and Schedule

The Winter Games are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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BRIEF-Pine Cliff Energy Ltd Announces 2018 Guidance

* ANNOUNCES 2018 GUIDANCE, COMMODITY RISK MANAGEMENT AND 2017 YEAR-END RESERVES

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Oil prices firm as global stock markets rebound

* API to report storage estimates on Tuesday, EIA on Wednesday

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U.S. woman found with eye worm previously known only in cattle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication, U.S. government researchers said on Monday.

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Mild shock therapy may ease anxiety and depression, but not chronic pain

(Reuters Health) - People with anxiety and depression might feel a little better after they get mild electric shock therapy, but it’s unclear how much it will help or whether this treatment might ease other conditions, researchers say.

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BRIEF-Waddell & Reed Financial Announces January 31, 2018 Assets Under Management

* WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL, INC. ANNOUNCES JANUARY 31, 2018 ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

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BRIEF-SmartCentres And Mitchell Goldhar Enter Joint Venture With Revera 

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Smartcentres Real Estate Investment Trust :

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Motor racing-Renault enters esports with an eye on virtual F1

LONDON (Reuters) - Renault announced its entry into the world of esports on Monday and said it was also targeting the virtual Formula One championship.

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Food allergy sufferers win apology over 'Peter Rabbit'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie studio Sony Pictures apologized on Monday for a scene in its "Peter Rabbit" children's film after an online outcry from sufferers of food allergies.

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Auto crash deaths multiply after April 20 cannabis parties

(Reuters Health) - U.S. traffic fatalities rise dramatically on the day pot smokers celebrate as “Weed Day.”

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U.S. progress against sleep-related infant deaths is stalling

(Reuters Health) - While a nationwide push to get babies to sleep on their backs initially produced steep declines in unexplained and sleep-related infant deaths, U.S. progress against these fatalities has been minimal in recent years.

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11 officers have been shot to death in 2018

In the first six weeks of the year, 11 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot in the line of duty.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares rebound after worst week in two years

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - World shares rallied on Monday in a broad advance that brushed off fresh rises in global bond yields that have been driven by inflation fears as investors shifted asset allocations after the worst week in global markets in the past two years.

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‘Seoul virus’ can jump from pet rats to owners

(Reuters Health) - - People with pet rats should practice safe rodent handling and good hand hygiene to avoid catching a virus that can jump from rats to humans, infectious disease experts warn.

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Childhood heart defects tied to early dementia

(Reuters Health) - - People who survive childhood heart defects may have an increased risk of developing dementia before age 65, a Danish study suggests.

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BRIEF-Finjan And Symantec Have Entered Into A Confidential Term Sheet

* FINJAN AND SYMANTEC HAVE ENTERED INTO A CONFIDENTIAL TERM SHEET

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BRIEF-T. Rowe Price Group Reports Preliminary Month-End Assets Under Management For January 2018

* T. ROWE PRICE GROUP REPORTS PRELIMINARY MONTH-END ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT FOR JANUARY 2018

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Norway to buy Biogen's Spinraza medicine: broadcaster NRK

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian authorities will buy the rare-disease treatment Spinraza for patients from U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc at a cost of 7 million Norwegian crowns ($880,381.33) per year per patient, public broadcaster NRK reported on Monday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks bounce, S.Africa firms as Zuma's fate weighed

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks bounced off 1-1/2 month lows on Monday, snapping a seven-day losing streak as developed equity markets steadied, while South African markets gained ahead of a meeting set to decide President Jacob Zuma's fate.

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RPT-COLUMN-VIX 20-20 vision needed for clear market outlook: McGeever

LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Market seismographs are still twitching at levels almost twice the historical average and Wall Street's gauge of implied volatility needs to return below 20 percent for stocks to stabilise.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks try a tentative bounce, bonds fret on U.S. inflation

SYDNEY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Asian share markets found a semblance of calm on Monday as S&P futures extended their bounce, though global investors were still fretting about the risks from looming U.S. inflation data after last week's sharp sell-off.

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Organizers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers (POCOG) said on Monday a total of 177 norovirus cases had been confirmed so far at the Games but that the athletic delegations remained unaffected.

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Oil firms as stocks markets steady

* Soaring U.S. output undermines OPEC efforts to prop up prices

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares try to steady, bonds fret on U.S. inflation

SYDNEY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Asian share markets were struggling to find their footing on Monday as investors fretted about the risks from looming U.S. inflation data, although early gains on S&P futures offered a sliver of support.

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UPDATE 1-IMF's Lagarde says market swings aren't worrying, but wants reforms

DUBAI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Sharp swings in global financial markets in the past few days are not worrying since economic growth is strong but reforms are still needed to avert future crises, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday.

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IMF chief says market fluctuations aren't worrying

DUBAI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Sharp fluctuations in global equity markets and other markets in the past few days are not worrying, as global economic growth is strong and available financing is ample, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said on Sunday.

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On Baseball: Pitchers and Catchers Report Soon. Which Teams Stand a Chance in 2018?

The legitimate contenders, as pitchers and catchers prepare to report: Dodgers, Rockies, Cubs, Cardinals, Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Indians and Astros.

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OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Schedule and Live Results From Pyeongchang

The Winter Games are under way in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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10 shocking facts about last week's stock market

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Olympics: Norovirus outbreak tapers off as Games get underway

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers said on Saturday that 11 new cases of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea had been confirmed at the Games, bringing the total to 139.

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Opinion: What Lady Doritos reveals about the 2018 midterms

Lady Doritos. Really? PepsiCo floated a supposed trial balloon recently, as its CEO posited on the Freakonomics radio show that women "don't like to crunch too loudly in public."

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Bond vigilantes awaken counterparts in the stock market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bond vigilantes could be finding allies in the stock market.

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Strategies: The Stock Market Has Turned Nasty. It Was Long Overdue.

Losses mounted in the markets this past week. The downturn is a reminder that while stock investing has been profitable over the long run, it is a risky and often painful pursuit, our columnist says.

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Hand-me-down plastic toys may not be good for kids

(Reuters Health) - Children who play with second-hand plastic toys may be exposed to unsafe levels of chemicals like lead and cadmium that have been linked to developmental problems and organ damage, a UK study suggests.

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U.S. budget deal grants $1.5 billion for drug-affected babies, families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

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U.S. stock market chill threatens to 'put IPOs on ice'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wide swings in the U.S. stock market has blunted initial public offering (IPO) activity on Wall Street in what was set to be the busiest week for new listings in more than...

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Even without nicotine, e-cigarettes can still damage lungs

(Reuters Health) - E-cigarette liquids sweetened with flavorings like vanilla and cinnamon may harm the lungs even when they don’t contain nicotine, a U.S. study suggests.

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U.S. flu outbreak worsens, likely to linger for weeks: CDC

(Reuters) - One of the worst flu outbreaks in the United States in nearly a decade worsened last week and will likely linger for several weeks, causing more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

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Migraine tied to higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

(Reuters Health) - People with a history of migraines may be more likely to develop cardiovascular problems like heart attacks, stroke, and an irregular heart beat than individuals who don’t experience these headaches, a Danish study suggests.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Equity markets drop amid continued choppiness, bond yields dip

* China stocks have worst day in two years before Lunar new year

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U.S. budget deals grants $1.5 billion for opioid-addicted babies, families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

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Tobacco firms in France cheated nicotine tests: anti-smoking body

PARIS (Reuters) - Four tobacco companies operating in France manipulated tests to conceal the real level of nicotine and tar contained in cigarettes, endangering the lives of smokers, a French anti-smoking organization alleged in a legal complaint.

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Trump administration proposes ways to lower some U.S. drug costs: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is proposing ways to curb the cost of prescription drugs for seniors and other Americans, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, acting on repeated pledges by President Donald Trump to tackle rising prices.

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‘Bug bombs’ used by consumers continue to cause sickness

(Reuters Health) - Insecticide foggers, also known as “bug bombs,” are still causing illnesses in the U.S., even after manufacturers were ordered to change the products' labels to make them safer, researchers say.

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Roche wins UK watchdog's nod for lymphoma drug after initial snub

ZURICH (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare watchdog (NICE) recommended Roche's medicine Gazyvaro for previously untreated advanced follicular lymphoma patients after initially rejecting the Swiss drugmaker's medicine last year as too expensive.

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Winter Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony: Yuna Kim Lights the Torch

We’re live in Pyeongchang for the opening ceremony of the Winter Games. Stay here for updates, photographs and analysis.

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BRIEF-Bandwidth - Unit, Co And Verizon Services Entered Settlement Agreement

* BANDWIDTH SAYS ON JAN 29, UNIT, CO AND VERIZON SERVICES, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND RELATED ENTITIES, ENTERED INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

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Rand Paul, Stock Market, Winter Olympics: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Expedia shares sink after disappointing 2018 forecast

(Reuters) - Shares of U.S. online travel services company Expedia fell 19 percent in premarket trading on Friday, after forecasting 2018 selling and marketing costs would outpace revenue growth as it battles rivals for market share.

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The Winter Games 2018: North Korea, Russia and condoms

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BRIEF-‍Janssen Submits Marketing Authorisation Application To EMA For Apalutamide

* ‍JANSSEN SUBMITS MARKETING AUTHORISATION APPLICATION FOR APALUTAMIDE TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH HIGH-RISK NON-METASTATIC CASTRATION-RESISTANT PROSTATE CANCER​

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UPDATE 1-Stock market pain brings relief to battered bonds

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Adds graphic)

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Asian Markets Follow Wall Street’s Lead in a Broad Sell-Off

Shares from Tokyo to Hong Kong to Shanghai fell sharply, a move that many analysts saw coming after a big run-up in recent months.

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U.S. okays medical isotope system not based on bomb-grade uranium

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal government on Thursday approved a device made by a private company in Wisconsin that will allow the first domestic production of a medical imaging isotope in 25 years, a move the government said would enhance national security by reducing the need to transport weapons-grade uranium.

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Lawmakers near deal on tax law's impact on grain market

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are close to resolving a problem with the new federal tax law that gives grain cooperatives an unintended market edge over private companies, but have struggled to get members of the farm sector to agree, a Republican senator said on Thursday.

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Olympics: IOC discussing norovirus outbreak, more cases reported

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Olympic officials are discussing measures to combat the spread of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea after 42 new cases were confirmed at the Winter Games, a Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) official said on Friday.