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 2022-12-08 20:13 

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Meta battles U.S. antitrust agency over future of virtual reality...

By Diane Bartz and Katie Paul WASHINGTON/SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) The Federal Trade Commission, which enforces antitrust law, is about to engage in a real-life courtroom fight over virtual reality....

 2022-12-08 20:06 

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Goldman Sachs plans to cut bonuses for senior employees report...

(Reuters) Goldman Sachs Group's bonus pool for senior employees is expected to shrink by as much as half, news platform Semafor reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....

 2022-12-08 20:06 

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Netanyahu requests extension on forming Israeli government...

(Refiling to add dropped letter in headline)...

 2022-12-08 20:00 

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Exclusive-Lukoil, U.S. private equity nearing deal on Sicilian refinery sources...

By Francesca Landini, Julia Payne and Giuseppe Fonte...

 2022-12-08 19:58 

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Shell, Exxon face delays in exiting California oilfield...

(Reuters) The sale of a Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp oil-production joint venture in California has been pushed back to the first quarter of next year for U.S. regulatory approvals, the companies said on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 19:56 

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GM CEO sees U.S. new-car sales rebounding in 2023...

DETROIT (Reuters) General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday demand for the American automaker's vehicles remains strong and it expects U.S. new-vehicle sales to rebound next year....

 2022-12-08 19:36 

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U.S. seeks to stop Microsoft's $69 billion bid for games maker Activision...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint on Thursday aimed at stopping tech giant Microsoft from buying "Call of Duty" games maker Activision in a $69 billion deal....

 2022-12-08 19:36 

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Tax-loss selling in battered U.S. stocks could spur January snap-back...

By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) Investors who sell underperforming U.S. stocks to lock in tax benefits before year-end may be adding to recent pressure on equities while sowing the seeds of a January rebound in some corners of the market....

 2022-12-08 19:21 

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Democrats in U.S. Congress aim to pressure Republicans with go-it-alone funding bill...

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) Democrats in the U.S. Congress plan to unveil a bill to fund the government through the end of the current fiscal year in a bid to pressure Republicans ahead of a Dec. 16 funding deadline, a top Senate Democrat said...

 2022-12-08 19:21 

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EU's gas price cap scheme could backfire, raise volatility -ECB...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) Proposed European Union rules aimed at tempering natural gas price spikes may actually jeopardize financial stability and need to be redesigned, the European Central Bank said on Thursday in a formal opinion....

 2022-12-08 19:20 

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U.S. House overwhelmingly approves bill backing record military spending...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. House of Representatives backed legislation on Thursday paving the way for the defense budget to hit a record $858 billion next year, $45 billion more than proposed by President Joe Biden....

 2022-12-08 19:20 

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U.S. House panel chair says she'll subpoena FTX's Bankman-Fried if needed...

By David Morgan (Reuters) House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters told Reuters on Thursday that she is prepared to subpoena FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, if he does not agree to appear before the panel next week, and she is working ou...

 2022-12-08 19:19 

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S&P 500 rebounds as investors take rate hike cues from jobless claims rise...

(Reuters) U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday ahead of weekly jobless claims data, while fears of an impending recession brought on by an aggressive Federal Reserve kept investors on edge....

 2022-12-08 19:06 

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French central bank sees fourth quarter growth of 0.1%...

PARIS (Reuters) The French economy is on course to finish the year with slightly positive growth in the fourth quarter, the central bank said on Thursday in its monthly outlook....

 2022-12-08 19:06 

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Danish defence ministry says its websites hit by cyberattack...

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) Denmark's defence ministry was hit by a cyberattack on Thursday that had cut off access to its websites, although it had no impact on its operations, the ministry said on Twitter....

 2022-12-08 19:06 

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Bid to censure Ghana's finance minister fails in parliament...

ACCRA (Reuters) A bid to censure Ghana's embattled finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta failed on Thursday when ruling party members walked out of parliament, depriving the opposition of the two-thirds majority it required to pass the motion....

 2022-12-08 19:01 

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Credit Suisse raises 2.24 billion Swiss francs in second part of capital hike...

ZURICH (Reuters) Credit Suisse on Thursday announced the final result of its 4 billion Swiss franc ($4.25 billion) capital raise, saying 98.2% of shareholder rights to buy stock at a discount had been taken up in the second part of the fundraising....

 2022-12-08 18:37 

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Saudi Arabia did not mediate in Griner release, White House says...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The release of US basketball player Brittney Griner was negotiated between the United States and Russia only, the White House said on Thursday, refuting a Saudi Arabia claim it was involved....

 2022-12-08 18:36 

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U.N. sanctions regime for Haiti expected by Jan. 2023 coordinator...

(Reuters) The United Nations is establishing a sanction regime in response to the gang violence and humanitarian crisis in Haiti which should be working by January 2023, the U.N. resident coordinator for the embattled Caribbean island nation said on Thurs...

 2022-12-08 18:36 

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Volkswagen postpones decision on gigafactory in eastern Europe by several months -CTK news agency...

PRAGUE (Reuters) Volkswagen AG postponed its decision on the placement of a gigafactory for electric car batteries in eastern Europe by several months, CTK news agency reported on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 18:36 

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Brazil's Lula to announce some Cabinet names on Friday, aide says...

BRASILIA (Reuters) Brazil's leftist President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is expected to start announcing some members of his cabinet on Friday, the head of his Workers Party said on Thursday, as he seeks to end speculation about key ministerial a...

 2022-12-08 18:36 

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Indigenous people seek stronger land rights at COP15 nature talks...

By Allison Lampert and Jake Spring MONTREAL (Reuters) Negotiations on a deal to protect 30% of the Earth by 2030 are woefully behind in addressing the concerns of native people, whose land holds the majority of the world's remaining biodiversity, indi...

 2022-12-08 18:36 

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FTX bankruptcy team meets federal prosecutors in New York Bloomberg News...

(Reuters) -FTX's new chief executive officer and bankruptcy lawyers met Manhattan federal prosecutors investigating the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....

 2022-12-08 18:32 

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Yellen honors pioneers as U.S. prints first banknotes with women's signatures...

By Andrea Shalal FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will honor fellow pioneers when she presides over Thursday's unveiling of the first U.S. banknotes printed with two women's signatures, while calling for "much m...

 2022-12-08 18:21 

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Viktor Bout's clemency granted Thursday, White House said...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. President Joe Biden approved a prisoner swap for Brittney Griner last week, but the grant of clemency for arms dealer Viktor Bout was not approved until Thursday, the White House said....

 2022-12-08 18:21 

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Column-When market forecasters should earn their spurs: McGeever...

By Jamie McGeever ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) When Yogi Berra famously said it's difficult to make forecasts, especially about the future, he probably didn't have financial market analysts in mind....

 2022-12-08 18:21 

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Condoms to be free for young people in France, Macron says...

PARIS (Reuters) Young people in France will be able to get condoms free of charge from next year in an effort to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 18:21 

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U.S. expresses concern about N.Korea missile launches to Chinese representative...

(Reuters) The U.S. Special Representative on North Korea Sung Kim told his Chinese counterpart on Korean Peninsula affairs Liu Xiaoming the United States was concerned by an "unprecedented" number of ballistic missile launches from Pyongyang, the ...

 2022-12-08 18:07 

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Bank of Canada says any further rate decisions to depend on economic data...

By Steve Scherer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) The Bank of Canada will study the latest economic data to gauge whether or not to raise interest rates further, a deputy governor said on Thursday, adding it would still move forcefully if necessary....

 2022-12-08 18:06 

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Ahold to cut 300 jobs at Dutch online retailer Bol.com -FD newspaper...

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) Dutch supermarket company Ahold Delhaize is planning to cut around 300 jobs at its online subsidiary Bol.com, Dutch newspaper FD reported on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 18:05 

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U.S. says China seeks stabilized relations with Washington, in short term...

By Michael Martina and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) China wants stabilized relations with the United States in the short term as it faces domestic economic challenges and push back in Asia to its assertive diplomacy, White House Indo-Pacific coor...

 2022-12-08 17:52 

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Climate activists block Champs Elysees to demand better insulation of buildings...

PARIS (Reuters) Environmental activists briefly blocked Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday in protest at what they called the French government's lack of action to counter climate change, notably inadequate levels of insulation in buildings...

 2022-12-08 17:51 

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Amazon to roll out TikTok-like shopping experience in social commerce push...

(Reuters) Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will roll out a TikTok-like feed on its e-commerce app, hoping to attract new shoppers through a stream of photos and videos from their favorite influencers....

 2022-12-08 17:51 

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Blinken: U.S. will be able to call Sweden, Finland NATO allies soon...

By Michael Martina and Daphne Psaledakis...

 2022-12-08 17:51 

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Emerging markets November foreign inflows most since June 2021 IIF...

By Rodrigo Campos (Reuters) Foreigners dumped the most cash into emerging market portfolios in November than any month since June 2021 even as Chinese debt continues to see outflows, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 17:51 

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U.S. extends three firms' export ban over China exports...

By David Shepardson and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) The U.S. Commerce Department will continue to deny three U.S.-based firms' export privileges, the government announced on Thursday, saying the companies had illegally exported satell...

 2022-12-08 17:51 

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Argentina to introduce income tax relief in January...

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) Argentina's government will raise the floor for income taxes in January, the country's Economy Minister Sergio Massa said on Thursday, amid union demands to ease the burden on workers....

 2022-12-08 17:44 

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Exclusive-U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkish businessman, citing links to Iran's Quds Force...

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) The Biden administration on Thursday is set to impose sanctions on prominent Turkish businessman Sitki Ayan and his network of companies, accusing him of acting as a facilitator for oil sales and...

 2022-12-08 17:37 

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Finnish foreign minister says missing clear date on NATO ratification by Turkey...

(Reuters) Finland's foreign minister said on Thursday that many issues over Turkey's concerns over terrorism set out in a memorandum to allow Finland and Sweden to join NATO had been clarified though a date for ratification by Ankara remained miss...

 2022-12-08 17:37 

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Protests continue in Sudan's capital days after political deal...

KHARTOUM (Reuters) Sudanese security forces used tear gas and blocked roads and bridges on Thursday as they sought to contain scattered protests in the capital, a Reuters reporter said, three days after an initial deal was signed to launch a new political...

 2022-12-08 17:37 

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EU expects only partial fix from talks on U.S. green subsidy law...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) The European Union should not expect talks with the United States to resolve all the problems it sees in the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and is not ruling out any potential response, EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 17:36 

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IMF says low-income countries need nearly $500 billion in external financing through 2026...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Low-income countries will need nearly $500 billion in external financing during the 2022-2026 period, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, an increase of about $57 billion from a year-ago estimate due largely to spillover...

 2022-12-08 17:36 

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Republican Gallagher to lead new U.S. House China select committee...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Republican U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher was named on Thursday to lead a select committee being created in the U.S. House of Representatives to focus on economic and security competition with China....

 2022-12-08 17:36 

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FDA approves first oral treatment for cats with a type of diabetes...

(Reuters) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved Elanco Animal Health Inc's drug for cats with a type of diabetes, making it the first oral drug to be approved for the disease in animals....

 2022-12-08 17:36 

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EDF, Fortum agree to study nuclear newbuild in Finland and Sweden...

PARIS (Reuters) French power group EDF and energy group Fortum said on Thursday they had signed an framework agreement to study opportunities for cooperation to develop nuclear reactor projects in Finland and Sweden, both with conventional large reactors ...

 2022-12-08 16:51 

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Ukrainians brave return to former frontline village after Russian retreat...

By Anna Voitenko POSAD-POKROVSKE, Ukraine (Reuters) When Russian forces advanced in the middle of last winter, the villagers of Posad-Pokrovske began to flee, joining compatriots from across the southern Ukrainian province of Kherson in a mass westward ex...

 2022-12-08 16:51 

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Russia's Novorossiisk oil loadings hampered by storms, price cap -sources...

MOSCOW (Reuters) December oil loadings from Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossiisk are behind schedule due to storms, while bad weather also prevented two vessels which arrived last month from loading before a Dec. 5 price cap kicked in, market sourc...

 2022-12-08 16:51 

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Factbox-Why are oil tankers stuck in Turkish waters?...

By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) Turkey's maritime authority said on Thursday it would continue to block the passage of oil tankers that don't carry appropriate insurance letters, adding that insurance checks on ships in its waters were a "ro...

 2022-12-08 16:51 

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Brittney Griner: months in captivity end on UAE tarmac...

By Nandita Bose and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) Over the past 48 hours U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner traveled from custody in a penal colony in Russia to Moscow, to an airport in the United Arab Emirates, U.S. officials say....

 2022-12-08 16:51 

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Peru's Castillo faces 'rebellion' charge in court...

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) Peru's ousted former president faces a court hearing on Thursday over his arrest while also being investigated for rebellion, as his replacement holds meetings at the presidential palace following a day of high drama tha...

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