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Special Report: At a hotel near you - Cadavers in the banquet room

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:09:41 -0500

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Reuters) - Just outside the operating theater, the organizers of a medical conference wore Minnie Mouse ears.(image)



Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate, voting next week

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:41:13 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic U.S. tax overhaul - debt-financed cuts for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans - and picked up crucial support from two wavering senators ahead of planned votes by lawmakers early next week.(image)



Myanmar faces mounting calls for release of Reuters journalists

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:09:23 -0500

UNITED NATIONS/YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the United States was demanding "the immediate release" of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar "or information as to the circumstances around their disappearance."(image)



Wall Street rally sets the stage for big IPO year in 2018

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:32:21 -0500

(Reuters) - A relentless bull-run in U.S. stock indexes this year has set the stage for a strong IPO market in 2018, with several multi-billion dollar firms including Airbnb and Spotify widely expected to grab headlines with their offerings.(image)



Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:45:17 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.(image)



Venezuela talks to resume in January after government, opposition fail to reach deal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:06:00 -0500

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government and opposition leaders will hold a new round of talks in January after failing on Friday to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the troubled OPEC country.(image)



Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:41:54 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument.(image)



Senate Democrats to force vote on FCC net neutrality repeal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:24:17 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Friday he would force a vote on the Federal Communications Commission's decision to repeal landmark net neutrality rules, but the move was unlikely to block a ruling that could reshape the digital landscape.(image)



U.S. lawmaker probed on sex reports, second congressman denies charges

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:54:41 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it had begun an investigation into public reports that Democrat Ruben Kihuen engaged in sexual harassment, and a second lawmaker denied a former aide's allegations of sexual misconduct.(image)



U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:49:41 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings.(image)