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METALS-Weaker dollar helps buoy Shanghai, London copper prices

SYDNEY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Copper prices edged up in London and Shanghai markets on Tuesday, helped by a weaker U.S. dollar.

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4 remain missing after California mudslides

Searchers in California sifted through mud-caked debris Monday for four people missing in mudslides that have killed at least 20 people and walloped Montecito, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said.

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BRIEF-Torex Begins Re-Start Of Operations At ELG Mine, Main Access Gate Blockade Remains In Place

* TOREX INITIATES RE-START OF OPERATIONS AT ELG MINE: BLOCKADE AT MAIN ACCESS GATE REMAINS IN PLACE

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Rallying: Peterhansel wins stage but Sainz remains well ahead

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

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

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

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Ohio officials worry about possible new spills from Rover natgas pipe

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Ohio environmental regulators on Friday told federal energy regulators the state has significant concerns about the potential for a spill from Energy Transfer Partners LP's drilling under a river as the company works on the Rover natural gas pipeline.

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U.S. upholds New York denial of Constitution natgas pipe

(Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators rejected Williams Cos Inc's request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York, according to a filing on Thursday.

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U.S. upholds N.Y. denial of Constitution natgas pipe

Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators rejected Williams Cos Inc's request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York, according to a filing on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Platinum Eagle Acquisition Ipo Prices At $10.00‍​

* IPO PRICES AT $10.00‍​ Further company coverage: (Reporting by Joshua Franklin)

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Futures rise as investors assess big bank earnings

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures rose and pointed to a positive open for Wall Street on Friday as investors digested fourth-quarter earnings reports from big U.S. lenders.

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US STOCKS- Futures rise as investors assess big bank earnings

Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures rose and pointed to a positive open for Wall Street on Friday as investors digested fourth-quarter earnings reports from big U.S. lenders.

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BRIEF-Coupa prices $200 mln convertible senior notes due 2023

* COUPA PRICES $200 MILLION CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES DUE 2023

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BRIEF-Great Elm Capital prices public offering of $43 Mln of 6.75 pct notes due 2025

* GREAT ELM CAPITAL CORP. PRICES PUBLIC OFFERING OF $43.0 MILLION OF 6.75% NOTES DUE 2025 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Wall St. rises with oil prices, earnings optimism

(Reuters) - Wall Street surged to record highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and investors bet on a strong U.S. corporate earnings season.

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US STOCKS-Wall St rises with oil prices, earnings optimism

* Cheaper services weigh on producer prices; jobless claims up

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

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

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U.S. producer prices fall; jobless claims up for fourth straight week

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

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Futures pick up as bond market worries ease

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures were slightly higher on Thursday, a day after Wall Street closed lower for the first time this year following a spike in U.S. Treasury yields and concerns over the United States pulling out of a key trade agreement.

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US STOCKS-Futures pick up as bond market worries ease

Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures were slightly higher on Thursday, a day after Wall Street closed lower for the first time this year following a spike in U.S. Treasury yields and concerns over the United States pulling out of a key trade agreement.

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BRIEF-Patterson-UTI Energy Prices $525 Mln Senior Notes Offering

* PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $525 MILLION OFFERING OF 3.95% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. concerned by Iran crackdown, 'will not remain silent': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by reports that Iran has imprisoned thousands of its citizens and tortured or killed some of them in detention, the White House said on Wednesday.

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U.S. import prices barely rise; wholesale inventories rebound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying imported price pressures were muted amid declining costs for food and consumer goods.

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U.S. import prices post smallest gain in five months; inventories rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying imported price pressures were muted amid declining costs for food and consumer goods.

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BRIEF-Caesarstone Says Averbuch Will Remain With Co Through The End Of First Quarter Of 2018

* CAESARSTONE LTD SAYS AVERBUCH WILL REMAIN WITH CO THROUGH THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2DhDVWO] Further company coverage:

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U.S. import prices post smallest gain in five months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying imported price pressures were muted amid declining costs for food and consumer goods.

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Oil prices hit fresh highs, but worries grow of overheated market

LONDON (Reuters) - Crude oil prices hit new multi-year highs on Wednesday as OPEC-led production cuts and healthy demand helped to balance the market, but analysts warned of possible overheating.

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Futures sink on report China may slow U.S. bond purchases

(Reuters) - U.S. stock market futures pointed to a 100 point fall for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday, spooked by a report that China is considering slowing or halting purchases of U.S. government debt.

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U.S. oil prices hit highest since 2014, but analysts warn of overheated market

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices hit their highest since 2014 on Wednesday due to ongoing production cuts led by OPEC as well as healthy demand, although analysts cautioned that markets may be overheating.

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Oil prices hit highest since 2014, but analysts warn of overheated market

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices hit their highest levels since 2014 on Wednesday due to ongoing production cuts led by OPEC as well as healthy demand, although analysts cautioned that markets may be overheating.

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U.S. crude hits three-year high as oil prices climb on tighter market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday, with U.S. crude touching its highest since December 2014, supported by OPEC-led production cuts and expectations that U.S. crude inventories have dropped for an eighth week.

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Julius Baer buys remaining 20 percent in Kairos for 96 million euros

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private bank Julius Baer said on Tuesday it bought the 20 percent in Italian wealth management firm Kairos Investment Management SpA it did not already own for 96 million...

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Futures edge up, S&P set for record open

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures edged higher on Tuesday, keeping alive Wall Street's 2018 winning streak that is powered by robust economic data and expectations of earnings boost from corporate tax cuts.

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US STOCKS-Futures edge up, S&P set for record open

Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures edged higher on Tuesday, keeping alive Wall Street's 2018 winning streak that is powered by robust economic data and expectations of earnings boost from corporate tax cuts.

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

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

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U.S. oil prices hit highest since 2015, but doubts loom over rally

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices hit their highest since 2015 again on Tuesday as speculators bet on further price rises amid OPEC-led production cuts and a dip in American drilling activity, though some warned the rally could run out of steam.

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BRIEF-L Brands Prices Senior Notes Offering

* L BRANDS - ‍OFFERING OF $500 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF UNSECURED SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 PRICED AT 100.000% OF AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT

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BRIEF-Ares Capital Corp Prices Public Offering Of $600.0 Mln 4.250 Pct Notes Due 2025

* ARES CAPITAL - PRICED UNDERWRITTEN OFFERING OF $600 MILLION OF 4.250 PCT NOTES DUE 2025

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Bitcoin slides as website drops South Korea prices from virtual currency rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin sank on Monday after website CoinMarketCap removed prices from South Korean exchanges from its calculations of digital currency rates without any warning, resulting in a steep drop in all virtual coins they track.

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Futures flat; Caterpillar set for a record open

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street on Monday, with gains in heavyweights Caterpillar and Amazon due to favorable broker recommendations offset by losses for banking stocks.

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US STOCKS-Futures flat; Caterpillar set for a record open

* Futures: Dow up 3 pts, S&P off 2.25 pts, Nasdaq down 6.5 pts

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

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

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

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

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Oil prices edge up on lower U.S. rig count, but below recent highs

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices firmed on Monday on the back of a slight decline in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for new production, with crude holding just below near three-year highs reached last week.

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China fruit, vegetable prices surge as blizzards cut off roads, damage crops

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fruit and vegetable prices in major cities in central and northern China have surged after severe winter weather cut off highways and damaged crops, the government said late on Saturday.

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Trilobites: A Mummified Child’s Remains Show Signs of a Modern Scourge

For decades, scientists thought the toddler died nearly 500 years ago from smallpox. New research shows it carried hepatitis B.

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11,500-year-old infant remains reveal ancient population

The skeletons of two ancient infants, who lived and died in Alaska 11,500 years ago, are helping tell the story of a previously unknown population called the Ancient Beringians, according to a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. This is the first genomic evidence that all Native Americans can be traced back to the same population that migrated using a land bridge.

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Freestyle Skiing: Williams hoping for last chance at Olympics, yet heart remains in backcountry

LONDON (Reuters) - While many athletes dream of competing at successive Winter Olympics, American freestyle skier McRae Williams knows that at the age of 27, next month's Games in Pyeongchang could be his first and last shot at Olympic glory.

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

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

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Tillerson: 'Strong' action against North Korea remains an option

Tough military action against North Korea remains an option if diplomatic efforts fail to end its pursuit of nuclear weapons, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told CNN Friday.

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Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

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

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BRIEF-Skyline Medical Prices Public Offering Of 2.9 Million Units At $0.95 Per Unit

* SKYLINE MEDICAL INC - PRICING OF FIRM COMMITMENT UNDERWRITTEN PUBLIC OFFERING OF 2.9 MILLION UNITS AT AN OFFERING PRICE OF $0.95 PER UNIT

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BRIEF-Fannie Mae Prices $800.5 Mln Multifamily Dus Remic (FNA 2018-M1) Under Its Gems Program

* FANNIE MAE PRICES $800.5 MILLION MULTIFAMILY DUS REMIC (FNA 2018-M1) UNDER ITS GEMS PROGRAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures trim gains after December jobs data

Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures trimmed gains on Friday after December payrolls data showed that U.S. job growth slowed more than expected amid a decline in retail employment.

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METALS-Zinc prices hit highest in over a decade on supply concerns

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Adds official midday prices, details)

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Stock futures climb in strong week for Wall Street

(Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday as U.S. stocks looked set to extend a new year rally that has pushed indexes to record levels on signs of robust growth across major economies.

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US STOCKS-Futures climb in strong week for Wall Street

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday as U.S. stocks looked set to extend a new year rally that has pushed indexes to record levels on signs of robust growth across major economies.

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Spain's Supreme Court orders Catalan separatist leader Junqueras to remain jailed

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court on Friday ordered that Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras remain in custody after over two months in prison for his role in the Spanish region's independence movement.

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North and South Korea to talk January 9, Japan warns remain vigilant

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold official talks next week for the first time in more than two years after Pyongyang accepted Seoul's offer for dialogue, just hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a joint military exercise.

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BRIEF-Sempra Energy prices 23.4 mln shares of its common stock at $107 per share​

* ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERINGS OF COMMON STOCK AND MANDATORY CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK

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Oil prices hold near 2015 highs, but doubts over rally emerge

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held firm on Friday, with Brent crude up by more than 10 percent from its December lows on the back of political tensions in OPEC-member Iran and a tightening U.S. market.

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Dow breaks 25,000 as U.S., global growth hopes remain strong

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average rose above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes scaled new records, propelled by strong economic data both in the United States and abroad.

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US STOCKS-Dow breaks 25,000 as U.S., global growth hopes remain strong

* Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 0.4 pct, Nasdaq 0.2 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

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U.S. derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator will hold two meetings to discuss the procedure and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futures, it said on Thursday, amid rising concerns over the risks bitcoin poses to the financial system.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

* Securities regulators also warn over bitcoin fraudsters (Adds SEC statement, details and context)

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U.S. derivatives regulator announces meetings to review futures based on cryptocurrencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leading U.S. derivatives regulator announced Thursday it would be holding a pair of meetings to review the process for allowing futures based on cryptocurrencies to come to market.

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UPDATE 1-Monsanto's profit rises, expects weed killer prices to rise

Jan 4 (Reuters) - U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co forecast a strong year ahead, helped by higher pricing for a key chemical used in pesticides and better demand for Soybean globally.

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BRIEF-Intercontinental Exchange Reports December And Full Year Statistics 2017 Futures & Options Adv +10% Y/Y, Oi +11% Y/Y

* INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE REPORTS DECEMBER AND FULL YEAR STATISTICS; 2017 FUTURES & OPTIONS ADV +10% Y/Y, OI +11% Y/Y

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BRIEF-Atara Biotherapeutics prices public offering of 7 mln shares at $18.25 per share

* ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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Tortilla, gasoline prices unnerve Mexicans as election year begins

MEXICO CITY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Wednesday denounced forecast price hikes by fuel retailers and tortilla makers, saying increases were unjustified as it sought to allay public concern about high inflation at the start of a presidential election year.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies gain as oil prices hit 2-1/2 year high

(Recasts with Latin American markets) MEXICO CITY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies firmed sharply on Wednesday, bolstered by higher oil prices and data showing the global economy was expanding at a healthy clip. Mexico's peso and the Colombian peso both gained around 1 percent, and Brazil's real firmed more than 0.7 percent as crude prices hit a 2-1/2-year high. All three countries are oil exporters, whose currencies often track global appetite for crude. MSCI's emer

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REFILE-Amazon, Google cut speaker prices in market share contest -analysts

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google both discounted their virtual assistant speakers so deeply over the holiday shopping season that they likely lost a few dollars per unit, highlighting a sharply different strategy from Apple Inc as it prepares its HomePod speaker, analysts said.

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U.S. finds China tool chest imports hurt U.S. makers, duties to remain

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday said it found tool chests imported from China harm U.S. producers, paving the way for the Commerce Department to keep anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on Chinese exporters for five years.

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Column: OPEC's focus on stocks risks prices overshooting - Kemp

LONDON (Reuters) - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is sticking doggedly to its plan to cut commercial oil inventories down to the five-year average to rebalance the oil...

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Stock futures rise on signs of strong global economic growth

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Wall Street on Wednesday as signs of quickening economic activity around the world encouraged risk-on sentiment among investors.

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Amazon, Google cut speaker prices in market share contest: analysts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google both discounted their virtual assistant speakers so deeply over the holiday shopping season that they likely lost a few dollars per unit, highlighting a sharply different strategy from Apple Inc as it prepares its HomePod speaker, analysts said.

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Eastern U.S. braces for winter storm as bitter cold remains

(Reuters) - A major winter storm will start hitting the U.S Southeast up through New England on Wednesday with freezing rain, snow and strong winds, adding to record-shattering cold that is keeping its grip on much of the eastern United States.

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BRIEF-UK's CMA concerned Refresco purchase of Cott business could lead to higher prices

* ‍COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY (CMA) HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT AN INITIAL INVESTIGATION INTO REFRESCO'S PROPOSED $1.25 BILLION (ABOUT £935 MILLION) PURCHASE OF COTT'S WORLDWIDE BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS.​

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Fugitive Vietnamese tycoon remains in Singapore, lawyer says

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Vietnamese tycoon detained in Singapore last week remains in the city-state, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday, easing his family's immediate fears that he could face the death penalty if he was sent back home.

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Oil prices close to mid-2015 highs, but doubts over further rises loom

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were stable on Wednesday, not far off mid-2015 highs reached the previous session, as strong demand and ongoing efforts led by OPEC and Russia to curb production tightened the market.

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Drugmakers raise 2018 U.S. prices, stick to self-imposed limits

NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Drugmakers opened the new year by raising U.S. prices on dozens of medicines, but early data showed the increases generally remained within a 10 percent self-imposed limit in response to a backlash from consumers and politicians.

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BRIEF-Rgs Energy Says Prices $1.8 Mln Common Stock And Warrant Financing

* RGS ENERGY SAYS PRICES $1.8 MILLION COMMON STOCK AND WARRANT FINANCING

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Global property reinsurance prices up 0-7.5 pct- Willis Re

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Global property reinsurance prices have risen by up to 7.5 percent in the latest renewal season, reinsurance broker Willis Re said on Tuesday, lagging some expectations after one of the worst-ever years for losses.

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Israeli pipeline, once a link to Iran, will remain a mystery

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An oil pipeline company established decades ago by Israel and Iran, and a new Israeli company that is meant to replace it, can continue to operate secretly, an Israeli parliamentary committee ruled on Sunday.

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Trump Ends Terms of Remaining Members of H.I.V. and AIDS Council

The council’s executive director said the dismissals were common when a new administration takes office. Six members resigned in June in protest of President Trump.

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The demonstrations have broken out against a backdrop of rising prices for food and gasoline

The White House has urged Iran to respect the rights of Iranians who have taken to the streets to protest over the past two days, warning that "the world is watching."

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Trump terminates remaining HIV/AIDS advisory council appointments

The Trump administration has terminated the appointments of the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, a statement from the council's executive director confirmed this week.

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

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

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Trump targets Amazon in call for postal service to hike prices

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

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Big Ticket: Manhattan Prices Stable in 2017, Even as Luxury Takes a Breather

Manhattan’s luxury market faced some deep price cuts in 2017, but the residential market over all remained strong and stable.

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U.S. oil prices hit highest since mid-2015 on surprise output drop

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices hit their highest levels since mid-2015 on the final trading day of the year as an unexpected fall in American production and a fall in commercial crude inventories stoked buying.

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U.S. oil prices climb to highest since mid-2015 on surprise output drop

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices hit their highest levels since mid-2015 on the last trading day of the year as an unexpected fall in American production, as well as a fall in commercial crude inventories, stoked buying.

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Higher oil prices needed to sharply boost U.S. drilling -Dallas Fed

HOUSTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Oil prices will need to rise further for energy companies to significantly expand drilling activities, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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Oil prices stay near high on strong U.S. refinery runs, China data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Thursday but stayed close to their highest in 2-1/2 years, as data showed strong demand for crude imports in China and on increased refining activity in the United States that drew more crude from inventories.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks rally with surge in metals prices, U.S. dollar retreats

* U.S. dollar under pressure (Updates to U.S. market open; updates byline and dateline, previous LONDON)

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U.S. natgas futures climb as storage withdrawals meet expectations

(Reuters) - U.S. natural gas futures surged on Thursday after federal data showed a storage withdrawal in line with market expectations.

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IAG is remaining bidder for insolvent airline Niki: source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British Airways owner IAG is negotiating exclusively with Niki's insolvency administrator to take over the collapsed Austrian airline, a source close to the process said on Thursday.

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Stock futures point to positive session on Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Thursday, helped by a rally in commodities and a weaker dollar.

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Oil prices near 2015 highs on tight market

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were stable on Thursday with trading activity drying up ahead of the New Year weekend.

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BRIEF-Avangrid Says Completed Review Of Gas Storage Business

* AVANGRID HAS COMPLETED THE REVIEW OF ITS GAS STORAGE BUSINESS

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Gallup: Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired

Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain the most admired man and woman in the United States -- a 10-year trend for Obama and 16 years running for Clinton.

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Stock futures edge higher in quiet holiday trading

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures edged higher on Wednesday, tracking global equities, which were buoyed by a surge in commodity prices.

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US STOCKS-Futures edge higher in quiet holiday trading

Dec 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures edged higher on Wednesday, tracking global equities, which were buoyed by a surge in commodity prices.

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Less than 1,000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, coalition says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fewer than 1,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago.

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

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

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Oil remains near 2015 highs on tight market outlook

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices on Wednesday remained near two-and-a-half year highs from the previous session as the market outlook for 2018 is relatively tight, although the gradual resumption of flows through a major North Sea pipeline prevented crude from rising.

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Oil prices slip away from 2015 highs, but market remains tight

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices on Wednesday slipped away from two-and-a-half year highs hit the previous session as the gradual resumption of flows through a major North Sea pipeline made up for supply disruption in Libya.

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Oil prices hit highest level in 2½ years

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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Futures lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

Dec 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures were slightly lower on Tuesday in light trading volumes after Christmas holiday as losses in Apple and a bunch of chipmakers weighed.

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Futures lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures were slightly lower on Tuesday in light trading volumes after Christmas holiday as losses in Apple and a bunch of chipmakers weighed.

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US STOCKS-Futures lower as Apple, chipmakers weigh

Dec 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures were slightly lower on Tuesday in light trading volumes after Christmas holiday as losses in Apple and a bunch of chipmakers weighed.

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The Hunt for ISIS Pivots to Remaining Pockets in Syria

The last phase of the American campaign against the caliphate is relying heavily on warplanes that are focused on an area half the size of Manhattan.

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U.S. pipeline office needs to improve safety at gas storage sites: GAO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. pipeline safety office is struggling to inspect natural gas storage sites and uphold other standards on the facilities, according to a report released by the General Accountability Office on Friday

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Spanish court annuls 1.4 bln euro compensation for Castor gas storage site

MADRID, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Spain's constitutional court has annulled 1.4 billion euros ($1.66 billion) of compensation granted to the owners of the Castor underwater gas storage facility, an affiliate of Spanish builder ACS.

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Futures point to positive session on Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to slight gains for Wall Street in what could be a quiet session on Friday as investors prepare for the Christmas holiday.

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US STOCKS-Futures point to positive session on Wall St

Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to slight gains for Wall Street in what could be a quiet session on Friday as investors prepare for the Christmas holiday.

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Mar-a-lago hikes prices for New Year's Eve

Tickets for the New Year's Eve party at President Donald Trump's private resort club took a price hike compared to last year's event according to a report from Politico, raising several ethical concerns.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy stocks weigh with lower oil prices

TORONTO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned lower in early trade on Thursday, weighed by energy stocks as oil prices fell.

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Futures make little progress even as Congress passes tax bill

(Reuters) - A long-promised bill to slash corporate taxes passed the U.S. Congress but failed to excite Wall Street on Thursday, as investors appeared to lock in gains after a record rally this year in anticipation of the bill.

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E*Trade lets customers trade in Cboe bitcoin futures

(Reuters) - The online brokerage firm E*Trade Financial Corp will allow customers to trade bitcoin futures from Cboe Global Markets Inc , the company said on its website Wednesday, joining its rivals in opening the door for more mainstream adoption of the cryptocurrency.

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Noble Group gets another credit extension, but future remains uncertain

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Troubled commodity trader Noble Group on Thursday said it had obtained a waiver from creditors to extend covenants on a loan facility to May next year, giving it more time in its debt restructuring negotiations.

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UPDATE 8-Fall in U.S. crude stocks, North Sea outage supports prices

* U.S. inventories down by 6.5 mln barrels, more than expected

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SoCalGas asks customers to use less natgas during cold

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Southern California Gas on Wednesday urged customers to conserve natural gas to avoid straining energy supplies over the next week as cold weather blankets the area, boosting heating demand.

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UPDATE 7-Fall in U.S. crude stocks, North Sea outage supports prices

* U.S. inventories down by 6.5 mln barrels, more than expected

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UPDATE 6-Fall in U.S. crude stocks, North Sea outage supports prices

* U.S. inventories down by 6.5 mln barrels, more than expected

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Prices $182 Million Multifamily K-Deal, K-J18

* FREDDIE MAC - EXPECTS TO ISSUE ABOUT $182 MILLION IN K CERTIFICATES, WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO SETTLE ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 28, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 5-North Sea pipeline outage, lower U.S. crude stocks support oil prices

* Goldman Sachs says OPEC/non-OPEC may roll back cuts in 2H2018 (Updates prices)

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UPDATE 4-North Sea pipeline outage, lower U.S. crude stocks support oil prices

* Goldman Sachs says OPEC/non-OPEC may roll back cuts in 2H2018 (Updates prices)

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Futures rise as tax overhaul bill nears passage

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to strong gains for Wall Street on Wednesday after the Senate approved a sweeping $1.5-trillion tax bill, taking President Donald Trump closer to his first legislative victory.

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UPDATE 3-North Sea pipeline outage, lower U.S. crude stocks support oil prices

* Goldman Sachs says OPEC/non-OPEC may roll back cuts in 2H2018 (Updates throughout, adds comment, changes dateline from SINGAPORE)

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Paralympics: Russia Paralympic ban remains, decision on Pyeongchang in January

LONDON (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday it was maintaining its suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee but had yet to make a final decision on whether it can compete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

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Russian Paralympic Committee ban remains, final decision on Winter Games participation in January

LONDON (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday it was maintaining its suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee but had yet to make a final decision on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

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Tax-overhaul hopes keep futures steady

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes were poised to inch higher at the open on Tuesday, building on gains in the past two sessions on rising hopes that the U.S. Congress will vote for the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in more than 30 years.

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BRIEF-Serinus Says Situation At Moftinu 1001 Wellsite Remains Stable​

* SERINUS ENERGY - CONTRACTED SAFETYBOSS, A WELL CONTROL COMPANY BASED IN CALGARY, CANADA, TO MANAGE MOFTINU 1001 WELL INCIDENT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Prices Public Offering Of Common Stock

* MADRIGAL PHARMACEUTICALS PRICES PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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Exchange giant CME's bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

NEW YORK/LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder.

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UPDATE 4-Exchange giant CME's bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

NEW YORK/LONDON/SYDNEY, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder.

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Apple ups iPhone prices in India as tax increase makes imports costlier

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has increased the prices of most of its iPhone models sold in India after the government last week raised taxes on imported phones in a bid to boost domestic manufacturing.

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Stock futures gain on rising tax bill hopes, corporate dealmaking

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, set to push Wall Street to new records, buoyed as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and by a flurry of year-end dealmaking topping $10 billion so far.

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CME's Black Sea wheat, corn futures open for trading

PARIS, Dec 18 (Reuters) - CME Group's Black Sea wheat futures attracted trade on their debut session on Monday.

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RPT-COLUMN-Futures may legitimize Bitcoin, but let it infect other markets: McGeever

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Bitcoin is taking its first steps toward becoming a legitimate investment vehicle with the creation of futures contracts in the crypto-currency this month, moves which may also allow it to infect wider financial market stability for the first time.

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UPDATE 3-Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

NEW YORK/SYDNEY, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on the CME Group Inc on Sunday, although market experts believe a recent rally in the cryptocurrency has further to go.

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Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, began trading bitcoin futures on Sunday, with the contract opening at what is currently its session high and dropping over 6 percent within the first half hour.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, began trading bitcoin futures on Sunday, with the contract opening at what is currently its session high and dropping over 6 percent within the first half hour.

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OAS says 'serious questions' remain over Honduras election

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - "Serious questions" still surround the results of Honduras' presidential elections last month, the secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, said on Twitter on Sunday.

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Remains of exiled Italian king return to Italy

MILAN (Reuters) - The remains of Victor Emmanuel III, who reigned as Italy's king through two world wars and died in exile in 1947, were flown back from Egypt on Sunday for reburial at a family mausoleum near Turin.

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Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract to wager on the cryptocurrency on Sunday.

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TD Ameritrade to start bitcoin futures trading on Monday

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Retail brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp said on Friday it will allow clients to trade bitcoin futures on the newly minted CBOE Futures Exchange from Dec. 18.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Prices $1.3 Billion Multifamily K-Deal, K-071

* FREDDIE MAC - EXPECTS TO ISSUE APPROXIMATELY $1.3 BILLION IN K CERTIFICATES WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO SETTLE ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 22, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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'The Simpsons' remain our psychics

How in the world does the animated series "The Simpsons" keep accurately predicting the future?

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures point to flat opening

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures were little changed on Friday even as oil prices rose amid ongoing OPEC-led production cuts and a pipeline outage in the North Sea.

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Stock futures recover from tax bill concerns

(Reuters) - U.S. stock markets were set to open higher on Friday, recovering from a bout of uncertainty surrounding the passage of the Republicans' much-awaited tax overhaul bill.

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US STOCKS-Futures recover from tax bill concerns

Dec 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stock markets were set to open higher on Friday, recovering from a bout of uncertainty surrounding the passage of the Republicans' much-awaited tax overhaul bill.

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BRIEF-Trovagene Prices $4.5 Million Public Offering

* PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF 15 MILLION SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK, COMMON WARRANTS TO PURCHASE UP TO 15 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK

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EU to move on Brexit talks, Irish 'riddle' remains

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is poised on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain's exit from the bloc as leaders warm to the British premier but there was little clarity on trade issues and Austria warned the Irish border issue remained a "riddle".

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Oil prices rise on North Sea pipeline outage, but growing US output looms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices moved up on Friday, lifted by the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and ongoing OPEC-led production cuts, although rising output from the United States kept a lid on markets.

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UPDATE 3-Oil prices rise on North Sea pipeline outage, but growing US output looms

* IEA says oil market could be in surplus in H1 2018 (Updates prices)

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Oil prices rise on North Sea pipeline outage, but rising U.S. output looms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices moved up on Friday, lifted by the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and ongoing OPEC-led production cuts, although rising output from the United States kept a lid on markets.

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Oil prices stable on tighter market, but rising US output looms for 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Friday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and ongoing OPEC-led production cuts supported prices, while rising output from the United States kept crude from rising further.

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BRIEF-Humana Prices $800 Million Debt Offering

* ‍SENIOR NOTES ARE COMPRISED OF $400 MILLION OF COMPANY'S 2.900 PERCENT SENIOR NOTES, DUE 2022, AT 99.830 PERCENT OF PRINCIPAL AMOUNT​

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 10-Oil prices up on pipeline outage support

* IEA joins OPEC, EIA, raises forecast for U.S. 2018 output growth

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UPDATE 3-U.S. OKs more ETP natgas pipe drilling, Ohio wants pause

Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators on Thursday approved Energy Transfer Partners LP's request to resume horizontal drilling at eight sites in Ohio and West Virginia as it works to complete part of the Rover natural gas pipeline by the end of the year.

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BRIEF-CBOE Data Shop Plans To Add FX Offerings, Spot & Futures Bitcoin Data

* CBOE DATA SHOP PLANS TO ADD FX OFFERINGS, SPOT AND FUTURES BITCOIN DATA

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ETP seeks U.S. OK to drill more on Rover natgas pipe, Ohio wants pause

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Energy Transfer Partners LP urged U.S. regulators to allow the company to start more horizontal drilling as it works to complete part of the Rover natural gas pipeline by the end of the year, after delays caused by spills.

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A poor Kentucky community remains hopeful

One year into Trump's presidency, CNN's Poppy Harlow returns to Beattyville, Kentucky, where more than half of the residents live in poverty. They're still hopeful the President will help their Appalachian community, but are not waiting on Washington to bring change.

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Donald Trump won 81% of the vote in this small town. Life has changed little, but people remain in his corner

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Stock futures up, eyes on Disney-Fox deal, bank stocks

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a slightly higher open on Thursday as traders focused on a $52.4 billion stock deal between Walt Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox and gains in shares of big banks.

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BRIEF-Proteostasis Therapeutics Prices Public Offering Of 8 Mln Shares At $5/Share

* PROTEOSTASIS THERAPEUTICS PRICES PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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BRIEF-Interactive Brokers to Accept Orders For Short Sales Of CFE Bitcoin Futures

* WILL NOW ACCEPT ORDERS FOR SHORT SALES OF CBOE FUTURES EXCHANGE BITCOIN FUTURES

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U.S. core CPI slows in November, apparel prices tumble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November amid weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices since 1998.

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U.S. consumer prices increase, but core CPI moderates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices accelerated in November amid a rebound in gasoline prices, but declining healthcare and apparel costs curbed underlying inflation pressures.

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CANADA STOCKS-Futures rise with oil prices

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday as oil prices rose after industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles.

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UPDATE 1-Natgas producer EQT sets 2018 capital spending budget at $2.4 bln

Dec 13 (Reuters) - EQT Corp on Wednesday said it expected to spend 60 percent more on its capital budget in 2018 after it became the biggest U.S. natural gas producer when it completed its acquisition of Rice Energy last month.

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Futures flat ahead of Fed's decision on interest rate hike

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's announcement on benchmark interest rate and assessed the Democratic win in the Alabama Senate election.

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UPDATE 2-European stock, bond futures open on Eurex after delay

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The start of trading in government bond and stock market futures on the derivatives and futures exchange Eurex was delayed by around 50 minutes on Wednesday after the platform suffered "serious issues".

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UPDATE 2-Oil prices recover on big US crude stock drawdown, pipeline shutdown supports

* Britain's biggest pipeline likely to be shut for several weeks

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Manhattan luxury condo sales skew apartment prices: survey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A boom in newly built luxury apartments in Manhattan has skewed prices for the overall residential real estate market in the borough and masked a sharp drop in transaction volume over the past five years, a property report on Wednesday showed.

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Oil prices recover on big U.S. crude stock drawdown, pipeline shutdown supports

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles, while expectations for an extended shutdown of a major North Sea crude pipeline also continued to bolster markets.

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BRIEF-Blueprint Medicines Prices Public Offering Of 3.70 Mln Shares At $81.00/Share

* BLUEPRINT MEDICINES ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF SHARES OF COMMON STOCK

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S&P futures extend losses as Democrat tipped to win Alabama race

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - U.S. S&P futures extended earlier losses on Wednesday, as Democrat Doug Jones took a slight lead over Republican Roy Moore with about 86 percent of the vote counted in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama.

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BRIEF-Bluebird Bio Prices Public Offering Of 3.2 Mln Shares At $185/Share

* BLUEBIRD BIO ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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BRIEF-Iron Mountain Incorporated Prices Debt Offering

* IRON MOUNTAIN- ‍PRICED AN OFFERING BY WAY OF A PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF A TOTAL OF $825 MILLION IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ITS 5.25% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028​

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Electric vehicle battery prices to steady by 2020: Hyundai Motor

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co believes electric vehicle battery prices will level off by 2020 due to supply constraints of key ingredients, ending years of sharp declines that have helped stimulate activity in the booming sector.

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Electric vehicle battery prices to steady by 2020-Hyundai Motor

* Mineral supply constraints to slow battery price fall - Lee

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UPDATE 1-Colombia fines Argos, Cemex and Holcim $66 mln for fixing cement prices

BOGOTA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Colombia on Tuesday fined cement companies Cementos Argos, Cemex and Holcim, along with some of its managers, more than 200 billion pesos ($66 million) for fixing prices.

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Poland to back nuclear power, remain reliant on coal: PM

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday that his government will support a plan to build the country's first nuclear power station, while Warsaw will still rely on coal in its power generation.

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Poland's new PM says government policy to remain unchanged

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday in his policy speech that the Law and Justice (PiS) party government's policy will remain unchanged and it will be focused on supporting families.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil prices help Gulf rise, Saudi petchems strong

DUBAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Middle East stock markets mostly rose on Tuesday after the shutdown of a North Sea pipeline pushed Brent oil above $65 a barrel for the first time since mid-2015.

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U.S. producer prices rise strongly, point to firming inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices rose in November as gasoline prices surged and the cost of other goods increased, leading to the largest annual gain in nearly six years.

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Futures flat with all eyes on Fed meet; Brent tops $65

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open flat on Tuesday ahead of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve that is widely expected to bump up the benchmark interest rate for the third time in a year as it continues to unwind its post-crisis stimulus.

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Oil prices jump on pipeline outage, stocks take breather

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped on Tuesday after the shutdown of a North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from an already tightening market, while world stocks took a break from a three-day rally.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil prices jump on pipeline outage, stocks take breather

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped on Tuesday after the shutdown of a North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from an already tightening market, while world stocks took a break from a three-day rally.

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Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentless

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters hope gain further control on Tuesday of a wildfire, the fifth-largest in California's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather conditions are expected to persist.

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Bitcoin slips to around $16,300, futures volumes drop

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Virtual currency bitcoin dipped slightly from the previous session's record highs on Tuesday, after a month of whirlwind and volatile gains leading up to the launch of bitcoin futures on the weekend.

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BRIEF-Cowen Prices Offering Of $120 Million 3.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2022

* COWEN PRICES OFFERING OF $120 MILLION 3.00% CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES DUE 2022

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Brent crude prices near 2015 high after North Sea pipeline disruption

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices were near 2015 highs on Tuesday after the unplanned closure of a major North Sea pipeline for repairs, knocking out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chile stocks see highest rise in two years on copper prices

By Felipe Iturrieta and Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Chilean stocks rose more than 2 percent on Monday, their highest daily rise in almost two years, driven by foreign buyers in large stocks and higher prices for copper, the country's main export. The IPSA index rose 2.69 percent to 5,018.67 points, its best performance since January 2016. The copper reference price on the London Metals Exchange rose 1.5 percent, its largest daily rise in almost two months. Shar

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Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

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'More to come' after bitcoin futures launch: Cboe CEO

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The generally smooth launch of bitcoin futures on Cboe Global Markets could pave the way for other cryptocurrency-related products like options and ETFs, the head of the exchange operator said in an interview on Monday.

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New bitcoin futures suggest breakneck price gains to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

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UPDATE 7-New bitcoin futures suggest breakneck price gains to slow

* Futures indicate less heady growth to come (Adds comments, updates prices)