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

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

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METALS-Copper prices slide on resurgent U.S. dollar

SYDNEY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Copper markets in London and Shanghai eased on Tuesday, reversing an earlier uptrend, as the dollar pulled up from a three-year low.

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

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

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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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Nikkei ekes out gains, strong earnings expectations provide support

TOKYO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average eked out gains on Tuesday, with expectations for strong corporate earnings underpinning sentiment.

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

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

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Major automakers urge Trump administration: don't ditch NAFTA

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

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

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

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Challenging the Afghan State, a Cornered Strongman Tries to Ascend

Atta Muhammad Noor, who has ruled his resource-rich province like a king, is refusing to leave despite being fired by country’s president last month.

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

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

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Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-gasp sales spree

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

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

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

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Color returns to Hollywood's red carpets but Time's Up still strong

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of color back to the red carpet last week but said the message of the Time's Up campaign will continue throughout Hollywood's awards season.

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Washington D.C. subway train derails, no injuries reported

(Reuters) - A Washington D.C. subway train derailed early Monday, but none of the 60 passengers aboard were injured, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.

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Airbus wins sales race with Boeing

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Brazil's GPA says sales rose 8.2 percent last year

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

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

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

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Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-minute sales spree

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

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

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

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Friend reportedly says Romney will run for Senate

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney texted a friend that he will seek the open Senate seat from Utah this year, according to a New York Times report published Sunday.

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How will Trump's reported comment affect push for DACA deal?

Lawmakers and other politicians were at odds Sunday about whether they think Congress will be able to reach an immigration deal amid the outcry over President Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from certain countries last week.

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Olympic: Virtue and Moir lead strong Canada figure skating team

(Reuters) - A powerful and experienced figure skating team headlined by 2010 Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and 2014 Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan will represent Canada at next month's Winter Olympics, Skate Canada said on Sunday.

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 million record in 2017

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

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 mln record in 2017

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

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 7-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving one dead and several dozen injured while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 6-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving one dead and several dozen injured while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving two dead, 17 missing and several dozen injured, while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 5-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving two dead, 17 missing and several dozen injured, while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, 20 injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 4-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, 20 injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake hits coast of southern Peru, minor damage reported

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, causing damage to some homes, collapsing roads and injuring around 20 people.

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Strong earthquake hits coast of southern Peru, no damage reported

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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BRIEF-Taiwan Fund Reported Net Asset Value Per Share Of $23.77 For Quarter Ended Nov 30

* TAIWAN FUND - ‍REPORTED NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE OF $23.77 AS OF CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON NOV 30, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tesaro Says Anaphylactic Shock, Other Hypersensitivity Reactions Reported For Varubi Injectable Emulsion

* TESARO ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO THE U.S. PRESCRIBING INFORMATION FOR VARUBI (ROLAPITANT) INJECTABLE EMULSION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BMW hits 2017 sales record but Mercedes keeps lead

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

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China's imports from North Korea plummet in December, lowest for four years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by U.N. sanctions aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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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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Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

SAN CRISTOBAL/BARINAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.

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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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BRIEF-Allegiant Reports December 2017 Traffic

* DEC 2017 SCHEDULED SERVICE ‍LOAD FACTOR 82.0%, UP 1.4 PTS ​

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Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar, USGS says, no reports of damage

YANGON (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Acosta grapples with reported Trump remark

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said in a White House meeting with a bipartisan group of senators, the Washington Post reported, referring to African countries and Haiti.

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President reportedly suggests US get more people from countries like Norway

President Donald Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from "shithole countries," The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

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NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics

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

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

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

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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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BRIEF-Serengeti Identifies Strong Sulphide System At UDS

* SERENGETI IDENTIFIES STRONG SULPHIDE SYSTEM AT UDS; PROVIDES UPDATE ON TOODOGGONE EXPLORATION PROGRAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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

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

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

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Nikkei edges lower as strong yen bites; cryptocurrency stocks tumble

TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average ended lower on Thursday, hit by declines in automakers and electronic component makers as the strong yen soured investor appetite.

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

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

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Nikkei edges lower as strong yen bites; banks higher

TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged lower on Thursday morning, hit by declines in automakers and electronic component makers as the strong yen soured investor appetite.

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

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

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More cases reported in deadly US E. coli outbreak

Federal health officials reported seven additional cases of E. coli illness Wednesday in a deadly E. coli outbreak that has now struck 15 US states.

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Australian retail sales surge on iPhone, Black Friday bonanza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Toll Brothers Says CEO Douglas Yearley Reported Open Market Sale Of 10,000 Common Shares

* TOLL BROTHERS INC CEO DOUGLAS YEARLEY REPORTS OPEN MARKET SALE OF 10,000 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON JAN 9 AT $52.08PER SHARE - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2D0QIjR) Further company coverage:

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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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Trump Renews Pledge to ‘Take a Strong Look’ at Libel Laws

At a cabinet meeting, the return of the president as press critic, after his legal maneuvers against BuzzFeed and the publisher of Michael Wolff’s book.

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UPDATE 4-Lennar sees strong demand in 2018; shares hit record high

* Sees FY 2018 home deliveries 32,000-32,500 vs FY 2017's 29,394

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

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

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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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Mark Wahlberg reportedly paid way more than Michelle Williams for reshoot

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Stung by Wolff book, Trump calls for stronger U.S. libel laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration will examine whether U.S. libel laws can be strengthened after a new book questioned his mental fitness to serve as president.

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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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U.S. wholesale inventories rebound strongly in November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. wholesale inventories rose slightly more than initially estimated in November, suggesting that inventory investment will probably contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter.

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

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

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BRIEF-Vince Holding Corp Provides Holiday Sales Performance Update

* VINCE HOLDING CORP. PROVIDES HOLIDAY SALES PERFORMANCE UPDATE

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

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

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Tennis: Del Potro too strong for Shapovalov in Auckland

(Reuters) - Argentine Juan Martin del Potro made a confident start to his preparations for the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-4 win over Denis Shapovalov at the Auckland Classic on Wednesday.

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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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Interparfums raises guidance after strong end to year

Jan 10 (Reuters) - France's Interparfums raised on Wednesday its 2017 revenue guidance after a strong end to the year and a better-than-expected response to its men's fragrance Coach.

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Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, no tsunami

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

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

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

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Strong quake prompts tsunami threat message in Caribbean, Mexico

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves were possible for several countries in the Caribbean and Central America, as well as Mexico, after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck 27 miles off the coast of Honduras.

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Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, sparks tsunami warning

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of the Caribbean.

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PRECIOUS-Gold inches down on strong equities, higher U.S. Treasury yields

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged lower for a second session early on Wednesday, as a rally in equities and a surge in U.S. treasury yields dented bullion's safe-haven appeal. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold dipped 0.3 percent to $1,309.26 an ounce by 0049 GMT. Prices fell 0.6 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day loss in a month. * Last week, prices touched their highest since Sept. 15 at $1,311.40 * U.S. gold futures were down 0.2 percent at $1,318.10

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

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

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BRIEF-Azul Reports December 2017 Load Factor Of 83.1 Pct

* DEC ‍PASSENGER TRAFFIC (RPKS) INCREASED 15.4% COMPARED TO DECEMBER 2016 ON A CAPACITY INCREASE (ASKS) OF 13.1%​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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

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

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

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Target lifts profit forecast after holiday sales jump

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE 2-Morrisons and Tesco shine in Christmas sales battle

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Samsung Electronics tips record fourth-quarter profit, misses expectations on strong won

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday estimated a 64 percent jump in fourth-quarter operating profit to a new record, but the guidance fell short of market expectations as the strong won and year-end bonuses dented profits.

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BRIEF-GOL Discloses Preliminary Traffic Figures For December

* GOL DISCLOSES ITS PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC FIGURES FOR DECEMBER 2017

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

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

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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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BRIEF-GoPro Has Reportedly Hired JP Morgan To Put Itself Up For Sale - CNBC

* GOPRO HAS REPORTEDLY HIRED JP MORGAN TO PUT ITSELF UP FOR SALE - CNBC, CITING SOURCES‍​ Source text: http://cnb.cx/2AGdBmA Further company coverage:

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

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

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UPDATE 3-Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

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

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

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

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

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

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Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

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Fire reported at N.Y.'s Trump Tower, no injuries - officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Firefighters responded to an early morning fire at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, but no injuries were reported, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than it expected

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

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

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

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Lululemon hikes Q4 profit, revenue forecasts on strong holiday sales

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

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

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

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

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

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Dialog Semiconductor reports Q4 sales above outlook

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

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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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Syrian army presses offensive in last rebel stronghold of Idlib

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies pressed further into the country's largest remaining rebel stronghold on Sunday, capturing a town and several villages as they approached a military airport, a pro-Damascus media unit and a war monitor reported.

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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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Britain's May to change government ministers soon, senior figures reported to be safe

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would announce changes to her ministerial team soon, with media reports saying her foreign, finance, interior and Brexit ministers would keep their jobs in a reshuffle starting on Monday.

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

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

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Williams paints benign picture of Fed rate hikes, strong U.S. economy

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates three times this year given the already strong economy will get a boost from tax cuts, and can tighten more or less aggressively if needed, a key U.S. rate-setter said on Saturday.

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Magnitude 5.1 quake hits western Iran, no damage reported

DUBAI (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit western Iran on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, the regional governor said.

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VW U.S. sales chief quits amid falling deliveries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Wall Street shrugs off weak December jobs data, extends gains

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes extended their new year rally on Friday after weak December U.S. jobs data raised expectations that the Federal Reserve would stick to its policy of gradual interest rate hikes in 2018.

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US STOCKS-Wall St shrugs off weak December jobs data, extends gains

* Average hourly earnings rise 0.3 pct, in line with estimates

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Constellation third quarter sales miss, no hit from legalized pot

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

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

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

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Wall Street higher as investors shrug off weak December jobs data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes rose to record highs on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December lifted hopes that the Federal Reserve would stick to its policy of gradual interest rate hikes in 2018.

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North American truck orders jump 77pct in December - FTR

DETROIT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - North American orders for Class 8 semi-trucks jumped 77 percent in December compared with the same period in 2016, for a 77 percent full-year surge in truck sales in 2017, FTR, a company that tracks the industry, said on Friday. A strong road freight market should continue to fuel truck production in 2018, FTR said. Preliminary orders in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the big rigs that haul freight along North American highways hit 37,200, up significantly fr

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls with resources stocks at end of strong week

TORONTO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, weighed by losses among natural resource stocks as commodity prices pulled back, muting a strong weekly gain for the index.

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Trump's 1st-year jobs record was strong. Just not as strong as Obama's last year

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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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Wall St higher despite weak December hiring data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose on Friday as investors looked beyond weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December and took support from signs of a pick-up in wage growth.

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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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US STOCKS-Wall St higher despite weak December hiring data

* Average hourly earnings rise 0.3 pct, in line with estimates

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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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Wall Street opens higher after December jobs data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened at records on Friday as investors looked beyond weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December and took support from signs of a pick-up in wage growth.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher after December jobs data

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened at records on Friday as investors looked beyond weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December and took support from signs of a pick-up in wage growth.

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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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U.S. job growth slows in December; wages increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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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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Constellation misses on sales, wine and spirits disappoint

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

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

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

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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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What to Watch For in the December Jobs Report

Steady gains in employment are foreseen, but a larger question is whether wage growth will get beyond its recent sluggishness.

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

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

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Solid U.S. job growth expected in December; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers likely maintained a brisk pace of hiring in December while increasing wages for workers amid growing confidence in the economy, which could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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WRAPUP 1-Solid U.S. job growth expected in December; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. employers likely maintained a brisk pace of hiring in December while increasing wages for workers amid growing confidence in the economy, which could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

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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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UK new car sales record biggest drop since 2009

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

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BRIEF-Reitmans Canada Says December Sales Fell 1.1 Pct

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

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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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BRIEF-Cboe Global Markets Reports Trading Volume For December And Full Year 2017

* CBOE GLOBAL MARKETS REPORTS TRADING VOLUME FOR DECEMBER AND FULL YEAR 2017

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

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

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Dow tops 25,000 on strong private hiring, global growth hopes

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes scaled new highs after strong U.S. private jobs data added to upbeat sentiment following indications of robust growth globally.

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US STOCKS-Dow tops 25,000 on strong private hiring, global growth hopes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 0.48 pct, Nasdaq 0.32 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

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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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Dow nears 25,000 after strong U.S. private hiring data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes opened at record levels on Thursday, with the Dow Jones index only a couple of points away from breaching 25,000-mark for the first time as strong U.S. private hiring data added to the bullish sentiment.

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BRIEF-Dare Bioscience Says Entered Into Common Stock Sales Agreement

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

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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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U.S. private sector adds 250,000 jobs in December, biggest rise since March

(Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 250,000 jobs in December, marking the biggest monthly increase since March, a report by ADP Research Institute showed on Thursday.

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Dow eyes 25,000 on signs of strong global growth

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was set to breach the 25,000 mark for the first time on Thursday as upbeat economic data from around the world boosted sentiment.

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US STOCKS-Dow eyes 25,000 on signs of strong global growth

Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was set to breach the 25,000 mark for the first time on Thursday as upbeat economic data from around the world boosted sentiment.

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Light quake shakes San Francisco; no immediate damage reported

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A shallow but light earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area of California early on Thursday, waking many, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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BRIEF-Lovisagruvan Production In December At 3,180 Ton

* PRODUCTION IN DECEMBER AT 3,180 TON VERSUS 2,964 TON YEAR AGO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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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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BRIEF-Costco reports December sales results

* COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION REPORTS DECEMBER SALES RESULTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Auto sales fall for first time in 9 years

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

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

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

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

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Wall Street ends higher on strong economic data

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record highs as technology stocks climbed amid indications of robust economic growth in the United States and overseas.

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Fire reported at Clinton home

A fire was reported Wednesday afternoon at a New York home associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton, but the fire is out and nobody was injured, said Sgt. Arthur Mendoza of the New Castle Police Department.

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

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

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

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