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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin's schedule headache cured by combined move

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin said she was relieved that the decision to reschedule the combined event to Thursday from Friday had effectively ruled her out of competing in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors.

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Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a stunning $235 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Monday.

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Switzerland has not seen any major Saudi fund flows: Swiss Bankers Association

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Switzerland has not seen any major inward or outward movement of funds from Saudi Arabia, the chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association said on Monday when asked whether he had...

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Brazil's Senate head says Rio military intervention blocks pension vote

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Eunicio Oliveira, the head of Brazil's Senate, said on Monday that the federal government's military intervention in Rio de Janeiro would, by the rules of the country's constitution, block any vote on pension reform or any other measure requiring a constitutional amendment.

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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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Thai ex-PM Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from his Puea Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said on Monday.

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Asian shares extend global recovery as volatility subsides

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares gained on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that was sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Asian shares extend global recovery, volatility subsides

TOKYO (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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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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German carmakers in a spin ahead of diesel ban ruling

FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country's roads.

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Second Afghan Governor Defies Kabul Order to Resign, Adding to U.S. Headache

The refusal by Abdul Karim Khadam, who leads Samangan Province, to step down deepened a political schism between President Ashraf Ghani and regional leaders.

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Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Officials from the judiciary and law enforcement are teaming up to try to prevent voters from being misled, arguing that freedom of speech cannot come at the cost of a tainted election.

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Evangelical still ahead as lead shrinks in Costa Rica election: poll

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Evangelical Christian Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz maintained his lead in Costa Rica's second-round presidential race even as his center-left rival narrowed the gap, according to a poll published on Friday.

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Stock volatility: back with a bang and here to stay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock markets are unlikely to return to the unusually calm conditions seen last year, even though equities have already recovered more than half the ground lost in the recent selloff and traders have rapidly dialed down fear.

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WhatsApp to go ahead with 'full feature' money transfer service in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - WhatsApp will launch a "full feature" inter-bank money transfer service in India, its biggest market, after a test involving a million users, National Payments Corp of India said.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: Headfirst With a Helmet, and Headlong Without

The bride, who is working toward the 2022 Olympics, is used to going full speed into anything she does — including love.

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Computer-driven hedge funds lose out on volatility spike: HSBC data

LONDON (Reuters) - Performance from computer-driven hedge funds run by industry stalwarts Cantab Capital Partners and Systematica Investments took a hit after market volatility in February, showed...

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Head of OAS anti-corruption mission in Honduras resigns

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of the Organization of American States' anti-corruption mission in Honduras said on Thursday he would resign over a lack of support from authorities in the Central American country and clashes with OAS leadership.

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Exclusive: Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies - official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to erode Venezuela's oil-based influence in the Caribbean.

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Senate confirms Demers to head Justice Department national security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed John Demers to head the Justice Department's national security division, after a Republican senator lifted a hold he had put on some of the department's nominees in protest against the government's marijuana policy.

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Volatility holds key to bank revenue revival from 2017 slump: survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Revenues at the world's 12 biggest investment banks fell to their lowest levels since 2008 last year, a survey showed on Friday, while a return to more volatile global markets in 2018 could be a mixed blessing for their business.

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U.S. 'junk' bond funds hit by second biggest cash withdrawals: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors fled the riskier corners of the debt market, pulling the second-highest amount of cash on record from high-yield "junk" bonds during the latest week, Lipper...

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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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Broad-basket commods funds post largest net inflow in seven years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisors and smaller retail investors, wary that inflation may be brewing again, ratcheted up their bets on funds in Morningstar's Commodities Broad Basket fund...

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Number of crypto hedge funds soars amid bitcoin volatility

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies more than doubled in the four months to Feb. 15, despite sharp falls in the value of the virtual coins in recent weeks, data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT showed on Thursday.

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Hedge funds hook shipping stocks grappling for recovery

LONDON (Reuters) - Shipping stocks may still be in the doldrums in the view of many investors, but hedge funds have bet at least $675 million on signs of renewed buoyancy in the industry.

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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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Figure skating: After poor team skate, Chen headed straight back to practice

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - After falling in a trademark jump on Olympic ice and making several other mistakes in competition, some skaters might call it a day. But not Nathan Chen.

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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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Hedge funds wager on rising wages and inflation with consumer, materials shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In late 2017, several well-known hedge funds made bets on companies selling goods considered non-essential by consumers and on companies processing raw materials, according to...

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Paulson holds stake steady in gold investments in fourth quarter of 2017: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based Paulson & Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, kept its stake in gold investments during the fourth quarter of 2017, while other heavyweights including...

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Long bonds a 'significant risk' as inflation revs: BlackRock's Rieder

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Long-dated bonds "represent a significant risk" as investors focus on signs inflation is rising, a top portfolio manager with BlackRock Inc said on Wednesday.

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Sorry, not sorry: Wall Street not quitting 'vol' products

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One bank has expressed its regrets for the unraveling volatility trade.

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U.S. bank stocks rally, analysts see more upside

(Reuters) - Bank shares soared on Wednesday as investors bet rising inflation would push up interest rates and boost bank profits, and analysts forecast yet more gains from strong economic growth and...

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Fifth Third hires Pichler as head of credit sales

(Reuters) - Fifth Third has hired David Pichler, a former co-head of credit fixed income at Cantor Fitzgerald, to lead credit sales for institutional fixed income.

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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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U.S. hiring probe casts shadow on Credit Suisse

FRANKFURT/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation into whether Credit Suisse hired referrals from government agencies in Asia in exchange for business poses another reputational hurdle for CEO...

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Seattle ICE lawyer charged with stealing immigrants' identities

(Reuters) - The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle will appear in federal court on Thursday to face charges that he stole the identities of immigrants to...

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Airbus names Safran executive as head of helicopter unit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbus Group said on Wednesday it has appointed Bruno Even as head of its helicopter division, effective from April 1.

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Hedge funds wager on inflation with consumer, materials shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several big-name hedge funds made bets on consumer discretionary and materials stocks at the end of 2017 that could benefit from the signs of rising inflation that have roiled...

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New York State May Move to Close Rikers Ahead of City’s 10-Year Timeline

A report by the Commission of Correction found worsening conditions at the New York City jail, vowing to “expeditiously” close the complex.

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Got cash? Here is what to do with it now

While there is no return to the 5 percent money market yields savers got a decade ago, there is some relief.

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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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UPDATE 1-Coca-Cola HBC beats estimates, sees growth ahead

* Shares up more than 3 pct (Adds details on outlook, pricing, share move)

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Rising U.S. bond yields offer relief to corporate America's pension plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The swift rise in U.S. bond yields in February may be whipsawing some stock market portfolios but it may bring relief to corporate America's largest pension plans.

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Ryan Murphy Heads to Netflix in Deal Said to Be Worth Up to $300 Million

A five-year agreement with the producer behind “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” whose Fox contract expires this summer, leaves Disney and Amazon in the lurch.

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Mega buyout funds reshaping private equity industry

London (Reuters) - The relationship between private equity managers and investors is changing rapidly after the number of $5 billion buyout ‘megafunds’ jumped in 2017, according to McKinsey’s annual...

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Wall Street ends up for third straight session; inflation data ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street climbed on Tuesday for a third straight session, buoyed by Amazon.com and Apple , while investors focused on inflation data on Wednesday that could upset the market's fragile recovery - or clear the way for more gains.

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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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Trying to calm investors, Wells Fargo CEO stresses on stability

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan tried to deliver a message of consistency and stability at an investor event on Tuesday, less than two weeks after it disclosed a regulatory...

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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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Norway wealth fund CEO to firms: allow independent directors on your boards

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund plans to be a vocal shareholder during the upcoming AGM season, pushing firms to disclose more non-financial data such as carbon emissions,...

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Trying to calm investors, Wells Fargo CEO emphasizes stability, jokes about Olympics

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan tried to deliver a message of consistency and stability at an investor event on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the third-largest U.S. bank...

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Iraq Donor Conference Heads Toward Embarrassing Failure

Iraq received only $4 billion of the $88 billion it says it needs, and none from the United States, threatening efforts to stabilize the country.

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Wall Street drops as caution sets in ahead of inflation data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes fell for the first time in three sessions on Tuesday as caution crept in ahead of crucial data on inflation, a root cause of the recent sell-off.

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'Whistleblower' alleges manipulation of Cboe volatility index

NEW YORK/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Wall Street's most widely followed gauge of future stock market volatility is being manipulated, causing billions of dollars in losses a year to unwary investors, a law firm representing an "anonymous whistleblower" alleged in a letter to U.S. financial regulators and released on Monday.

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Equity holdings in biggest one-month fall in two-years: BAML survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors cut equity holdings by the most in two-years in February, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey showed on Tuesday, as world shares had their worst week since...

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BRIEF-Mimecast Says It Has Moved Its North American Headquarters To Lexington, Massachusetts

* MIMECAST LTD SAYS IT HAS MOVED ITS NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS TO LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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South Africa's ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's African National Congress party executive committee has decided to "recall" or remove President Jacob Zuma as head of state, a senior ANC source told Reuters on Tuesday, after a 13-hour meeting of the party's top leadership.

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Rattled by U.S. fiscal, monetary tug-of-war, investors start looking abroad

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The worst week in the U.S. stock market in two years and benchmark 10-year Treasury yields hitting four-year highs are prompting fund managers to rethink their allocation plans.

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Trump wants $2.2 billion for new FBI headquarters

The White House is proposing to spend more than $2 billion in funding for a new FBI headquarters, infusing cash into a stalled effort to replace the downtown Washington building.

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Ex-Nomura trader must face SEC charges over bond price lies: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may pursue its civil lawsuit accusing a former senior trader at Nomura Holdings Inc of lying to customers about bond prices in order...

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Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it.

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Antidote to financial infidelity is honesty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you think infidelity only occurs between the sheets, think again.

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Deputy head of Oxfam quits as Haiti sex scandal escalates

LONDON (Reuters) - The deputy head of Oxfam resigned on Monday over what she said was the British charity's failure to adequately respond to past allegations of sexual misconduct by some of its staff in Haiti and Chad.

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After the tax cut, which employee perks are best?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you were choosing from a menu, which would you pick: a $1,000 bonus, an extra percentage point match on your 401(k) or higher pay?

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Head held high, Kim's sister returns to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her.

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Less headwinds for renewables now says Indonesia pioneer

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The developer of Indonesia's first commercial-scale wind farm says conditions for renewable energy investors are better now than ever before, but more work is still needed for the country to achieve its wind energy targets.

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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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Ahead of Lunar New Year, China's Xi says will banish 'ghost' of poverty

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will banish the "ghosts" of poverty, Chinese President Xi Jinping told villagers in a poor southwestern part of the country during a traditional visit to outlying regions before the Lunar New Year.

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Just Working Harder Won’t Get You Ahead. Working Smarter Will.

Yes, you have to put in the hours, but just as important is putting in the right type of hours.

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North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics: analysts

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

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Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible North Korea summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it will try to arrange more reunions for families divided by the Korean War and seek to lower military tensions with North Korea as the first steps towards establishing grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.

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South African President Zuma's fate to be decided on Monday, says ANC head

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC will decide President Jacob Zuma's fate at a special meeting on Monday, the party's new chief said, in what could be the most serious bid yet to unseat a leader damaged by corruption allegations.

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North Korea heading for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

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Renault board member quits ahead of CEO succession meeting

PARIS (Reuters) - Senior Renault board member Thierry Desmarest has resigned from the French carmaker, sources told Reuters, days ahead of a meeting at which Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is asking directors to back his chosen successor's appointment.

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Wall St Week Ahead-Investors brace for more swings as U.S. inflation specter rises

NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The inflation bogeyman has reared its ugly head and sent U.S. stock investors racing for the hills in recent days.

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Brazil's Supreme Court asks police head to clarify comments on Temer

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Luis Barroso asked on Saturday for the head of the Federal Police to clarify comments he made in a Reuters interview published a day earlier regarding an investigation of President Michel Temer.

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Investor files lawsuit over U.S. LJM fund that lost most of its value

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An investor on Friday filed a lawsuit against managers of a U.S. mutual fund that relied heavily on a strategy that profits from calm markets but lost four-fifths of its value in...

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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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Fidelity restricts clients from buying 'fear gauge' ETF

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments on Friday told clients they could not buy shares in an exchange-traded fund that bets on the direction of Wall Street's "fear gauge," after the...

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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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Ways to ease social media's strain on your wallet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jessica Jones, 26, jokes that when she wants to spend more money, she goes on Instagram.

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Former Credit Suisse 'star' gets five years in jail for fraud

GENEVA (Reuters) - Former Credit Suisse wealth manager Patrice Lescaudron was sentenced to five years in prison by a Geneva court on Friday for abusing the trust of clients and creating a fraudulent...

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Gibraltar moves ahead with world's first initial coin offering rules

LONDON (Reuters) - Gibraltar will introduce the world's first regulations for initial coin offerings with dedicated rules for the cryptocurrency sector whose fast growth has triggered concern among central bankers.

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Your Money: Ways to ease social media's strain on your wallet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jessica Jones, 26, jokes that when she wants to spend more money, she goes on Instagram.

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India's Modi heads to Palestinian territories to balance warming ties with Israel

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - After a public embrace of Israel as a strategic partner, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading to the Palestinian territories and the Gulf on Friday to bolster long-standing political and economic ties.

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U.S. fund that lost most of its value shuts doors to new investment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. mutual fund that relied heavily on a strategy that profits from calm markets has shut its doors to new investment after losing more than four-fifths of its value in recent...

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Salesforce investing $2 billion in Canada, as U.S. tech firms head north

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. business software developer Salesforce.com Inc will pump $2 billion into its Canadian business over the next five years, it said on Thursday, the latest major U.S. technology investment across the border since early 2017.

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UPDATE 2-Salesforce investing $2 bln in Canada, as U.S. tech firms head north

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. business software developer Salesforce.com Inc will pump $2 billion into its Canadian business over the next five years, it said on Thursday, the latest major U.S. technology investment across the border since early 2017.

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Investors withdraw record $23.9 billion from U.S.-based stock funds: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors sucked $23.9 billion out of the stock market during the latest week, marking the largest withdrawals from those funds on record, Lipper data showed on...

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm equities fall amid global caution, monetary concerns

SAO PAULO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Latin American equities fell sharply on Thursday, as local markets continued to mirror global caution following a sell-off in North America and Europe, while fears of more restrictive regional monetary policy also took a toll. Mexico's IPC was the region's biggest loser, falling 2.28 percent, while Brazil's Bovespa fell 1.49 percent. Chile's blue-chip IPSA index and Colombia's IGBC both fell more than 1.7 percent. Across the region, eyes were also on loc

Computer Security nytimes.com

Winter Olympics’ Security on Alert, but Hackers Have a Head Start

Some computer systems connected to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have already been compromised, experts said. The big question is what happens next.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Winter Olympics, Volatility, Taiwan: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Mom-and-pop investors undeterred by wild U.S. stock market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. stock market suffered its worst selloff in more than six years on Monday, Richmond, Virginia-based financial adviser Jamie Cox started preparing for a flood of client...

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Uber board got assurances on diligence ahead of self-driving deal: investor

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A key Uber investor testified on Thursday that the company's board received assurances that due diligence had turned up no problems with a self-driving car startup which Uber acquired, differing from testimony by Uber's former chief executive.

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U.S. senators ask consumer watchdog head for details on Equifax probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 31 U.S. senators said on Thursday they had written to the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) demanding information on the consumer watchdog's stalled probe into credit reporting agency Equifax Inc's massive data breach.

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UPDATE 2-European stocks fall as rebound ends, volatility jumps

* Stocks correction dents valuations: http://tmsnrt.rs/2sloPOy (Adds closing prices, quotes)

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Credit Suisse kept $300 million from brokers in closed U.S. unit: lawsuit

(Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses Credit Suisse Group AG of withholding up to $300 million of pay from U.S.-based brokers who refused or were unable to move to Wells Fargo & Co after their private...

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Plan ahead in your will for your virtual self

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the not-so-olden days of a few years ago, relatives might have sifted through stacks of documents to sort out your affairs after you died. These days, much of your presence in...

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Special Report: U.S. body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans.

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China revives QDLP outbound investment scheme in boost for foreign funds: sources

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has resumed an outbound investment scheme after a two-year hiatus, granting licenses to about a dozen global money managers, sources said, signaling that Beijing is less...

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Japan's KDDI, Daiwa Sec tie up in smartphone asset management

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese telecoms operator KDDI Corp and Daiwa Securities Group Inc said on Thursday they have joined hands to offer asset management services, including using smartphones to target...

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Prudential Financial's operating profit rises 7.6 percent

(Reuters) - Prudential Financial Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer by assets, on Wednesday reported a 7.6 percent rise in quarterly operating profit that topped analysts' estimates, helped by higher...

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Gundlach: Market unwind will be 'turbulent,' not over in a few days

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of Doubleline Capital, said on Wednesday that the "low rate-low volatility" market environment went on for so long that now "the unwind will be...

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Ahead of Olympics face-off, Pence vows new North Korea sanctions

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vowed tough new sanctions against North Korea and called it the world's most tyrannical regime on Wednesday, two days before he is due to attend the winter Olympics, along with two of the North's most senior officials.

Manbij (Syria) nytimes.com

On Northern Syria Front Line, U.S. and Turkey Head Into Tense Face-off

The New York Times traveled with two U.S. generals to a northern Syria city where armed conflict between the Americans and Turks is now a possibility.

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Fed's Dudley eyes risks of betting on volatility

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial products that bet on swings in equities and cryptocurrencies should be monitored to understand their risk to market stability, Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

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Fidelity's new asset allocation head tasked with stemming outflows

BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments has lured an executive from a rival firm to help stem billions of dollars in outflows from its flagship retirement franchise.

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U.S. stock, bond fund inflows slowed in week before steep selloff

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors' appetite for stocks and fixed income weakened sharply last week ahead of the largest decline in the benchmark S&P 500 in more than six years, Investment...

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Wall Street inches higher as volatility eases

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks crept higher on Wednesday as volatility eased and buyers returned to a market that is recovering from a record fall for the Dow Jones Industrial Average earlier this week.

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Building world's tallest tower going ahead after Saudi corruption purge

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Construction of the world's tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is going ahead, the head of the consortium behind the $1.5 billion project said, despite the detention of...

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'Bad' incentives, poor communication behind Wells Fargo sales scandal: Fed's Dudley

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bad incentive structures for employees and a lack of communication to management contributed to Wells Fargo & Co's sales practices scandal, Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

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VIP seating plan a headache for Pyeongchang's opening party

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The neighbors don't get along but you're still obliged to invite them all to the party. So where do they all sit?

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Nasdaq to move New York headquarters to Times Square from downtown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc said on Wednesday it would relocate its global headquarters from downtown Manhattan to midtown, expanding its presence at the Times Square office tower from where it broadcasts the market opening and closing bell ceremonies.

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Column: How to protect your nest egg in volatile times

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

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Russia's Putin to meet FIFA head in Sochi: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would soon meet FIFA President Gianni Infantino in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russian news agencies reported.

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U.S. vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vowed tough new sanctions against North Korea and called it the world's most tyrannical regime on Wednesday, two days before he is due to attend the winter Olympics, along with two of the North's most senior officials.

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BlackRock sees biggest European fund inflows in 2017: Morningstar

LONDON (Reuters) - BlackRock, the world's biggest fund manager, saw the largest inflows in the European asset management sector in 2017 at 62.7 billion euros ($77.42 billion), according to data from...

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Column: Why U.S. stock market dive points to good news for retirees

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

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EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks stabilise, Zuma exit saga drags on

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Emerging markets rode a stabilisation in global stocks on Wednesday to pull out of their heaviest slump in almost two years, though the dollar was gradually reapplying the pressure to the most heavily traded currencies.

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Volatility Rattles Stocks, and Investors Who Bet on a Continuing Calm

Banks have created a variety of risky funds that allow investors to wager against sharp swings in the value of stocks. Those investors are starting to feel some pain.

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House Democrats move retreat to DC ahead of potential votes

The House Democrats' retreat has been moved from Cambridge, Maryland, to the US Capitol so lawmakers can participate in any upcoming votes this week.

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Fed seen staying on rate-hike path after stock market plunge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Monday's rout on Wall Street frayed investors' nerves, but it is not enough to knock the Federal Reserve off course from its intended path to further raise interest rates in 2018...

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BlackRock sees opportunity to take on more market risk

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc's Investment Institute said on Tuesday that the swoon in stock markets is "contained" and that it sees an opportunity to take on more risk, particularly in emerging...

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What were the chances? U.S. stock selloff sinks Probabilities Fund among others

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Probabilities Fund was supposed to take some of the risk out of the stock market.

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Wall Street roars back, traders eye volatility ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shaken out of many months of calm, Wall Street braced for a higher level of volatility in the days ahead, after a roughly 2 percent rebound in U.S. stocks on Tuesday followed the biggest one-day selloff in more than six years.

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Credit Suisse 'volatility' fund liquidated after market selloff

ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Credit Suisse said on Tuesday it would terminate the second-largest publicly traded product betting on future swings in the S&P 500 after its value plunged during the...

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Fidelity fixes website glitch after 'technical difficulties'

BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments said on Tuesday that problems with its website had been resolved after it was hit with "intermittent technical difficulties" as clients nervously watched a...

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Credit Suisse to redeem volatility notes after market selloff

ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Credit Suisse said on Tuesday it would terminate the second-largest publicly traded product tracking swings in the S&P 500 after its value plunged during the recent...

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Dow falls over 2 percent at open as volatility rises

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened almost another 2 percent lower on Tuesday after two days of heavy losses that have undermined faith in the U.S. stock market's almost decade-long rally.

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‘This Milestone Feels Great’: A Chat With the First African-American Woman on Our Masthead

When Monica Drake started here in 1998, she was told, “We don’t hire interns.” Not only was she hired, she made history.

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Pence heads to Olympics leaving open chance of talks with North Korea officials

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan on Tuesday at the start of an Asia trip that takes him to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, saying he had no plans to talk to North Korean officials but leaving open the chance of a meeting.

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Bitcoin briefly falls below $6,000 ahead of Senate hearing

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Market volatility spurs some funds to look again at currency hedging

LONDON (Reuters) - A pick up in currency market volatility over the last few days after years of suppression by central banks' easy-money policies has prompted some investors to look again at protecting against, or profiting from, sharp moves.

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Emerging markets suffer $4 billion outflows, biggest since U.S. election, IIF says

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors have pulled nearly $4 billion out of emerging markets since Jan. 30, according to data from the Institute of International Finance (IIF) - the biggest slump since the...

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European shares hit six-month low as volatility shakes markets

MILAN (Reuters) - European shares hit their lowest level since August 2017 on Tuesday as a global sell-off in equities deepened and volatility spiked on growing worries over inflation and rising bond yields.

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Credit Suisse exposure to volatility notes hedged

ZURICH, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse reiterated on Tuesday that it faced no material impact from a sharp drop overnight in the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN product, in which it has a 32 percent stake.

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Pence heads to Olympics with stern message for North Korea

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was en route to Asia on Tuesday on a trip that takes him to the Winter Olympics in South Korea where his itinerary underlines Washington's stance that North Korea is trying to use the Games for crude propaganda.

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BlackRock warns of risk as inverse volatility products sink

(Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, warned of the risk of so-called inverse Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs) following Monday's steep decline in financial instruments that bet against wild downward swings in the markets.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Go Ahead, Criticize #MeToo

It doesn’t take bravery to join the backlash.

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Financial firm websites falter Monday amid Dow's downturn

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major financial services firms faced technical service glitches on their apps or websites during Monday's volatile trading session, according to the companies and a...

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You need to do some math on your new paycheck

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When I received my first paycheck reflecting the new tax law, I was worried.

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You need to so some math on your new paycheck

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When I received my first paycheck reflecting the new tax law, I was worried.

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Global pension fund assets hit record $41.3 trillion in 2017: study

LONDON (Reuters) - Global institutional pension fund assets in the world's 22 biggest markets hit a record $41.3 trillion in 2017, a study on Monday showed.

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RPT-Wall St Weekahead-Amid stock market selloff, U.S. profit forecasts rise

NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main stock indexes suffered their worst week in two years as bond yields soared and renewed fears of inflation gripped investors.

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Turkish president heads to Italy to discuss Jerusalem with pope

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan flew to Italy on Sunday ahead of talks with Pope Francis that are expected to center on Jerusalem after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the holy city as the capital of Israel.

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Cyprus heads back to polls for presidential runoff

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Greek Cypriots headed back to the polls on Sunday in a runoff presidential vote between an incumbent conservative pledging to reenergize talks at ending the island's division, and a leftist opponent who accuses him of squandering chances of a deal.

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Opinion: Why Iranian Women Are Taking Off Their Head Scarves

For years, Iranian women have made protests against compulsory hijab secondary to their fight. Now, young women are making it central.

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29 arrested for protesting Iran's compulsory headscarf law

Police in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have arrested 29 people for their involvement in protests against the country's compulsory headscarf law.

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A real head banger: woodpeckers show signs of potential brain damage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a person, slamming your head full force into a tree trunk could be enough to knock you silly. Woodpeckers do this untold thousands of times during their lives, and these birds have thrived on Earth for some 25 million years.

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Wall St Weekahead-Amid stock market selloff, U.S. profit forecasts rise

NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main stock indexes suffered their worst week in two years as bond yields soared and renewed fears of inflation gripped investors.

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Amazon stock market value on verge of eclipsing Microsoft

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's shares surged on Friday, pushing its stock market value above $700 billion and threatening to eclipse Microsoft Corp, a day after the online retailing behemoth reported...

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U.S. investor group concerned SEC decisions roll back proxy rights

BOSTON (Reuters) - A group representing large investors voiced concern that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is undoing protections for shareholders to bring proxy resolutions opposed by...

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President accuses agency of favoring Democrats ahead of today's expected release of a classified GOP memo

President Donald Trump slammed the leadership of the FBI and Department of Justice on Friday ahead of the possible release of a highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools, claiming the government agencies "politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans."

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Bitcoin slides further, headed for worst week since 2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell 9 percent on Friday, leaving the best-known cryptocurrency down more than 30 percent this week and headed for its worst weekly performance since April 2013.

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Western banks make push into Japanese dealmaking as fee pool hits record

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Western banks are bulking up in Japan, attracted by record investment banking fees and expectations of a rise in dealmaking as cashed-up companies in the...

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U.S. fund investors 'buy the dip' in stock, bond markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors cashed out of cash funds and stocked up on stocks in the latest week, ignoring a setback in markets and taking on more risk, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

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Swiss bank PKB broke money-laundering rules in Brazilian cases: FINMA

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private bank PKB Privatbank SA Lugano committed serious breaches of money laundering regulations in business linked to Brazilian groups Petrobras and Odebrecht [ODBES.UL],...

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Olympics: Nigeria bobsledders welcomed home in Lagos ahead of Games

LAGOS (Reuters) - Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in Africa's most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead of the Games.

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Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A study of polar bear metabolism conducted near Alaska's Prudhoe Bay has provided more reason to worry about the future of these massive predators that prowl the Arctic.

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Dreading your taxes? Try filing as U.S. military

NEW YORK (Reuters) - No matter how U.S. tax policies evolve in the future, it is doubtful that members of the U.S. military will ever be able to file tax returns on a postcard. Their jobs simply make...

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YouTube's emerging markets-focused app expands to 130 countries

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google extended its YouTube Go video app, designed for emerging markets where consumers may have cheaper phones and limited Internet access, to more than 115 additional countries on Thursday, the company said.

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Arab League head says U.S. aid cut for U.N. agency puts stability at risk

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Thursday that a cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees will put the stability and security of the region at risk.

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AMA head injury study compares NFL veterans with other football players

(Reuters) - An American Medical Association study on head injuries released on Thursday found career participation in the NFL was not associated with a statistically significant increase in death rates, at least when compared with other football players who spent less time in the league.

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Wells Fargo says hardly any pay disparity for women, minority staff

BOSTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co pays female and racial minority employees very close to what male and white employees earn, an executive said, making the bank the third top U.S. lender to detail...

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German police arrest six far right supporters ahead of anti-refugee demo in east

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested six members of the far right who were handing out tear gas bottles and flyers in the eastern city of Cottbus on Thursday and said they were stepping up security ahead of an anti-refugee protest there on Saturday.

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Column: Debate on safety of reverse mortgages for U.S. seniors heats up

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Foreclosure is a frightening word - especially if the person losing her home is a senior living on a modest, fixed income. And some housing advocates worry that the number of...

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eBay shares head for record high on results, PayPal split

(Reuters) - Shares of e-commerce platform eBay Inc surged nearly 11 percent on Thursday after it reported strong results and launched a new partnership to take more control of payments on its sites from long-term partner PayPal Holdings Inc.

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Win, Lose or Draw: First jobs of animation sensations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Think of the golden age of American animation, and the mind tends to go back to the days of Walt Disney and Steamboat Willie.

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Mayor admits affair with head of security

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has apologized for having an affair with a member of her security detail.

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Ahead of 5G rebound, Nokia royalty deals prop up results

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Telecom network gear maker Nokia posted better-than-expected quarterly profits on Thursday and forecast a recovery in profits by 2020, encouraging investors spooked last year by a weakening equipment market and acquisition integration missteps.

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UPDATE 2-Ahead of 5G rebound, Nokia royalty deals prop up results

* Sees more network market decline in 2018, insulated by N.America

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Flu and athletes arriving in South Korea ahead of Winter Olympics

As athletes and tourists arrive in South Korea ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, health officials on the Korean Peninsula are battling two strains of influenza.

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Argentina companies list on U.S. exchanges ahead of expected rate hikes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine companies are rushing to list shares on U.S. exchanges beginning this week to beat an expected hike in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve, analysts said, while taking advantage of an improved investor climate under President Mauricio Macri after years of populist rule.

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U.S. fund investors, undeterred by bond yields, go on buying spree

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors ignored rising bond yields and stomped into the markets in the days leading up to an equity selloff this week, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data...

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Goldman loses more commodities traders in broader overhaul

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several key commodities traders are leaving Goldman Sachs Group Inc after the Wall Street bank posted one of its worst years in the business.

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CDC head resigns over 'complex' finances

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned from her position on Wednesday. The move comes one day after POLITICO reported Fitzgerald's purchase of tobacco stock after she assumed the position of the nation's public health agency. Such an investment is an obvious conflict with the mission of the CDC.

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BRIEF-Franklin Templeton Appoints Manraj Sekhon CIO Of Emerging Markets Equity

* FRANKLIN TEMPLETON APPOINTS MANRAJ S. SEKHON CIO OF EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY

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Two ex-Morgan Stanley advisers to plead guilty to U.S. fraud charges

BOSTON (Reuters) - Two former Morgan Stanley advisers have agreed to plead guilty to U.S. charges that they misused client funds to make their own investments in a wind farm project, federal...

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Turn that tax cut into hundreds of thousands of dollars

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When the new U.S. tax law starts giving Dave Calderone extra cash in his paychecks, he will use it to soothe his panic about dying broke.

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Julius Baer sees net money slowdown in 2018, on lookout for acquisitions

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private bank Julius Baer does not expect to keep pace with last year's bumper growth in 2018 and will push ahead with hiring more client managers and looking for deals under...

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Activist investors' demands rejected more in 2017: data

BOSTON (Reuters) - Corporate chiefs said "no" more often to activist investors in 2017 who approached them with ideas on how to run their businesses and demands to sit on their boards, new data from...

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Larry Nassar, Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case, Heads Back to Court

The former doctor for U.S.A. Gymnastics and a Michigan State University clinic faces sentencing for similar crimes against three girls in another case.

Athletics and Sports nytimes.com

Phys Ed: Hits to the Head May Result in Immediate Brain Damage

When a teenager is hit in the head, his brain can begin to show signs, within days, of the kind of damage associated with degenerative brain disease.

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Coincheck falsely explained security to customers - industry group head

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Coincheck made false explanations to customers about its security system before suffering one of the world's biggest cyber heists, the head of a major cryptocurrency industry group said on Wednesday.

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Olympics: Korean skating back on thin ice ahead of Pyeongchang

SEOUL (Reuters) - Four years after the Korea Skating Union (KSU) was supposed to have cleaned up its act, allegations of favoritism and athlete mistreatment have again roiled South Korean sport just weeks ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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U.S. stock pullback stokes fears of more volatility

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tuesday's stock selloff on Wall Street set traders in the options market fretting about a near-term shock to equities in a way they have rarely done since U.S. President Donald...

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SEC's chief enforcement accountant to leave agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday its chief accountant for enforcement matters would leave the agency next month.

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Och-Ziff taps outsider as CEO, replacing founder

(Reuters) - Och-Ziff Capital Management on Tuesday appointed an outsider as chief executive to replace the investment firm's founder, roughly four weeks after plans to appoint an insider as the next...

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Wells Fargo names new head of regulatory relations

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co on Tuesday appointed Sarah Dahlgren as its head of regulatory relations, effective March 12.

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Kenya opposition head claims he's president

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted the country's disputed election last year, swore himself in as the "people's president" at a mock inauguration ceremony Tuesday in protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Heads of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan launch a venture to tackle what Warren Buffet calls the 'hungry tapeworm on the American economy'

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging equities tumble 1.3 pct, Russian stocks rebound

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Emerging market equities tumbled 1.3 percent on Tuesday after a spike in U.S. bond yields and a tech-led slide on Wall Street dampened risk appetite, but Russian shares rebounded on relief the U.S. had not imposed a fresh round of sanctions.

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Catalonia postpones vote for new regional head, sticks with Puigdemont

MADRID (Reuters) - The Catalan parliament speaker said the vote for a new regional head, planned for Tuesday, had been postponed but insisted that self-exiled, former leader Carles Puigdemont was the only viable candidate to lead Catalonia.

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Och-Ziff board member Barr quits amid battle over who will run firm

BOSTON (Reuters) - Och-Ziff Capital Management director William Barr is leaving the hedge fund's board at the end of the month, marking the first visible fallout from a battle over who will run the...

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Alternative assets raised to 23 percent of sovereign investors' holdings: PWC report

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign wealth funds have increased their exposure to alternative assets such as private equity, property, commodities and infrastructure to almost a quarter of their overall...

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BRIEF-Wells Fargo Names Michael Devito Head Of Home Lending

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