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YOUR MONEY-The words and wisdom of Jack Bogle

(Adds picture tag to story slug) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) – America just lost a true giant in investing legend and Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle. The creator of the first indexed mutual fund died on Wednesday reut.rs/2Cu5i09 in his longtime home of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He was 89. Bogle could […]

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Boko Haram claims attack on northeast Nigerian town of Rann – video

Maiduguri (Reuters) – Islamist insurgency Boko Haram has claimed it carried out Monday’s attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Rann, according to a video released on Thursday by Nigerian journalist Ahmad Salkida. Reuters had originally reported that Islamic State West Africa (ISWA), an offshoot of Boko Haram that is now the dominant group, was […]

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Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid

(Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction to buy the once iconic U.S. retailer after presenting an improved offer of $5.2 billion, Sears said on Thursday, allowing it to keep its more than 400 stores running. FILE PHOTO: A store closing sale sign is posted next to a Sears logo […]

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Communist Cuba seeks improved governance

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba is on the verge of the most dramatic restructuring of its government in decades as popular criticism and frustration with a sluggish economy and bureaucracy mount. FILE PHOTO: Cubans attend a public political discussion to revamp a Cold War-era constitution in Havana, Cuba August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo/File Photo If a […]

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Italy’s Carige could get green light for state-backed bond issue soon: minister

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Banca Carige (CRGI.MI) has filed a request to tap a state guarantee for an upcoming bond issue that would help it raise badly needed funds on the market, Finance Minister Giovanni Tria said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Carige bank is seen in Rome, Italy, April 9 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro […]

Sports

Lowry recovers from early wobble to retain Abu Dhabi lead

(Reuters) – Ireland’s Shane Lowry recovered from a sluggish start to remain the man to beat at the halfway stage of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 12, 2018; Saint Louis, MO, USA; Shane Lowry lines up a putt on the 3rd green during the final round of the PGA Championship […]

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Trump lawyer Giuliani says does not know if campaign colluded with Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who along with the president has repeatedly denied that any collusion occurred between Russia and other people in Trump’s 2016 campaign, retreated from those earlier broad statements, saying he had no idea whether any aides colluded with Moscow during that time. FILE PHOTO: Former New York Mayor […]

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Britain’s RBS seeks investor backing for share buyback plan

LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) will consult with shareholders on plans to buyback shares owned by the British government using excess capital to accelerate a return to private ownership. FILE PHOTO: Royal Bank of Scotland signs are seen at a branch of the bank, in London, Britain December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File […]

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Eight dead in car bomb at Colombian police academy

BOGOTA (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least eight people and wounding 10 in what the authorities condemned as terrorism. Police and security personnel work at the scene where a car bomb exploded, according to authorities, in Bogota, Colombia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa […]

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SocGen warning, Huawei frictions weigh on European shares

MILAN (Reuters) – A profit warning from Societe Generale and U.S. frictions over Chinese tech giant Huawei weighed on European shares on Thursday, although the worries gradually faded and a rising Wall Street helped indexes pare losses or close a shade higher. The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended the day up 0.04 percent after having […]

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French military to continue Islamic State fight in Levant – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with paratroopers of the 11th Brigade of the Paratroopers of the Infantry before he delivers his 2019 New Year wishes to military forces at Toulouse-Francazal air base near Toulouse, France, January 17, 2019. Guillaume Horcajuelo/Pool via Reuters PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the death of four […]

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UPDATE 2-British stocks shrug off politics as results from Sage, ABF drive big moves

* FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct, FTSE 250 up 0.3 pct * ITV tumbles 6 pct after BAML downgrades broadcasters * Sage up 5.4 pct after strong subscription growth * Primark owner ABF nabs top spot after results (Updates prices) By Helen Reid LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Investors in British stocks turned their focus […]

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Qatari Al-Attiyah wins his third Dakar, Toyota’s first

Dakar Rally – 2019 Peru Dakar Rally – Stage 10 from Pisco to Lima – January 17, 2019 Toyota Gazoo’s driver Nasser Al-Attiyah celebrates after winning the Dakar 2019 REUTERS/Carlos Jasso LIMA (Reuters) – Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah became a three times Dakar Rally winner on Thursday, finishing with a 46 minute advantage after taking no […]

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NBA’s Kanter urges Trump to act on Turkey’s human rights record

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Knicks player Enes Kanter urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be more vocal about human rights in Turkey, after prosecutors in Istanbul requested the basketball player’s arrest and extradition over his ties to a U.S.-based cleric. NBA player Enes Kanter poses for a portrait in Manhattan in New York […]

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Payments company Square launches debit card for small businesses

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Payments company Square Inc is launching a free debit card for small businesses aimed at helping them better manage their cash flows, the company said on Thursday. The MasterCard debit card will allow companies to spend funds from sales they have processed via Square’s payments systems as soon as they have […]

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Stuttgart sign Turkish defender Ozan

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Champions League – Group Stage – Group D – Schalke 04 v Galatasaray – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany- November 6, 2018 Galatasaray’s Ozan Kabak REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (Reuters) – German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart have signed defender Ozan Kabak from Galatasaray for 11 million euros (£9.7 million), the Turkish club said on […]

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Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso after kidnapping

OUAGADOUGOU/TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian kidnapped this week in a restive region of Burkina Faso has been found dead, a spokesman for the security ministry said on Thursday, drawing condemnation from Canadian and Burkina Faso foreign ministers. Kirk Woodman was abducted on Tuesday night by a dozen gunmen on a mining site owned by Vancouver-based […]

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Indonesian presidential candidates spar over corruption, law in debate

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo traded barbs with election rival Prabowo Subianto over issues including corruption and law enforcement in a first debate on Thursday three months ahead of voting in the world’s third-biggest democracy. Indonesia’s presidential candidate Joko Widodo speaks next to his running mate Ma’ruf Amin, during a televised debate with […]

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Qatari Al-Attiyah wins a third Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally – 2019 Peru Dakar Rally – Stage 10 from Pisco to Lima – January 17, 2019 Toyota Gazoo’s driver Nasser Al-Attiyah celebrates after winning the Dakar 2019 REUTERS/Carlos Jasso (Reuters) – Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah won his third Dakar Rally on Thursday, taking no risks on the final stage to Lima in which he […]

Health

Long-lasting menopause symptoms may be tied to slightly higher breast cancer risk

(Reuters Health) – Women who experience symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes or night sweats, for many years may be slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than women who never had these symptoms, a U.S. study suggests. But while women with long-lasting menopausal symptoms may have a slightly higher risk for breast cancer, they […]