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WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators raced on Sunday to try to break an impasse and hammer out a deal that would end a two-day-old U.S. government shutdown before the start of the work week.


Óscar Pérez, the policeman who commandeered a helicopter and called on Venezuelans to rise up, spoke with The Times in the days and hours before he was killed.


Jan 21 (Reuters) - Sanofi SA is said to be near a deal to buy drug maker Bioverativ Inc for more than $11.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.


* SANOFI NEARS DEAL TO BUY HEMOPHILIA DRUGMAKER BIOVERATIV FOR MORE THAN $11.5 BILLION - WSJ, CITING SOURCES‍​ Source: http://on.wsj.com/2mYJulp Further company coverage:,


Every day a mountainside looming over Route 82 and the Yakima River slips another few inches. Experts believe it will collapse, but they don’t know when.


TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is considering an IPO of its prized memory chip business if an agreed $18 billion sale of the unit to Bain Capital fails to gain antitrust approval by the end of March, the Financial Times reported on Monday.


After decades of fruitless efforts to overhaul immigration, Democrats simply do not believe Republicans will follow through on the issue.


Jan 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices climbed on Monday, pushed up by a drop in U.S. drilling activity and by fighting in Syria between Turkish forces and Kurdish fighters.


Jan 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has sent President Donald Trump the results of its national security probe into aluminum imports, Trump administration officials said on Sunday, while declining to disclose details.


TOKYO (Reuters) - Financial markets in the United States and Asian stocks took a knock early on Monday after the U.S. government was forced to shut down amid a dispute between President Donald Trump and Democrats over immigration.


Jan 22 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Monday amid a softer dollar as investors sought safe haven assets after the U.S. government shutdown due to a funding impasse. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,334.10 an ounce by 0046 GMT. * Spot gold fell 0.5 percent last week, its first weekly decline in six weeks. * U.S. gold futures were up 0.1 percent at $1,333.80. * The dollar index , which measures the greenback against a


* South African rand shines, Turkish lira drops on Syria conflict


(Reuters) - Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn and another major owner of Xerox Corp stock, Darwin Deason, are pushing the digital print technology provider to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.


Jan 21 (Reuters) - Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn and another major owner of Xerox Corp stock, Darwin Deason, are pushing the digital print technology provider to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.


* Shares not traded since May (Adds Glaucus comments and short-selling details)


(Reuters) - Stock investors gave a muted reaction to the second day of a U.S. government shutdown on Sunday, with U.S. stock index futures dipping only slightly on expectations that the political impasse will not hurt the U.S. economy.


Jan 21 (Reuters) - Stock investors gave a muted reaction to the second day of a U.S. government shutdown on Sunday, with U.S. stock index futures dipping only slightly on expectations that the political impasse will not hurt the U.S. economy.


Marking the anniversary of the Women’s March in January 2017, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in major cities and small towns around the globe over the weekend, marching for women’s rights from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Pikeville, Ky., to Washington to Rome on Saturday and from Paris to London to Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday. Photographers went to rallies for The New York Times and asked marchers what their hopes were for 2018.


LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Color returned to the red carpet on Sunday for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award on a night expected to celebrate female empowerment in the midst of the sexual misconduct scandal sweeping the United States.


Turkish forces crossed the Syrian border into Afrin in an assault on Kurdish militias, amid growing international concern. Deaths were reported on both sides of the border.


As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades years later to become a key business leader.


The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year, claims Oxfam.


'Don't be afraid to ask for help', says Jen Atkinson, the CEO of luxury travel company ITC.


The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.


(Reuters) - Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the owner of the largest U.S. East Coast oil refining complex, announced to its employees on Sunday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.


* CARL ICAHN AND DARWIN DEASON PUSH FOR XEROX TO EXPLORE SALE - WSJ, CITING SOURCES‍​ Source: http://on.wsj.com/2EYCRHd Further company coverage:


SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with buyout firm Advent International Corp and other funds to sell a major stake in its Brazilian operations, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.


SAO PAULO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with buyout firm Advent International Corp and other funds to sell a major stake in its Brazilian operations, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.


MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto will set up a new office in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, separate from its Oyu Tolgoi mine division, to focus on exploration and building local ties.


(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures slipped on Sunday after a government shutdown continued into a second day.


The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for two days. NPR's Michel Martin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the economic impact of shutdown.



When the government shut down, furloughed workers began preparing for an uncertain future. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Pam Gilbertz, a furloughed employee at the CDC, about her plans.



BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc.


Ending his weeklong visit to Latin America, Francis did not address an abuse scandal by a Roman Catholic group based in Peru.


Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global Management has invested more than $1 billion in Britain's Barclays Plc , the Financial Times reported on Sunday.


Ahead of a big playoff championship game, the police in Philadelphia greased up poles to keep boisterous people from climbing them.


Lawmakers remained mired in partisan disputes, though the gathering of senators from the two parties offered a reason for cautious optimism.


Amazon opens its first grocery store without cashiers to shoppers in Seattle on Monday.


BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge funds managers who bet on stocks scored some of the industry's biggest gains in 2017, when equity markets galloped past a series of critical milestones, according to a new...


Politicians struggle to reach a deal on spending and immigration ahead of a new vote.


Tens of thousands gathered at a rally in Thessaloniki amid talks by Greece and the Republic of Macedonia to settle the long dispute.


(Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global Management has invested more than $1 billion in Britain's Barclays Plc, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.


Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global Management has invested more than $1 billion in Britain's Barclays Plc , the Financial Times reported on Sunday.


With the closing of plants like a 126-year-old G.E. factory, many in Peterborough, Ontario, scoff at the idea that Nafta benefits only Canada and Mexico.


SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Private equity firm Advent is in talks to buy 50 percent of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's operations in Brazil, according to a report in Brazil's O Globo newspaper on Sunday.


SAO PAULO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Private equity firm Advent is in talks to buy 50 percent of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's operations in Brazil, according to a report in Brazil's O Globo newspaper on Sunday.


SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's quarterly results on Monday may offer an advanced preview of whether Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other heavyweights behind much of the U.S. stock market's record-breaking rally can keep delivering.


SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's quarterly results on Monday may offer a preview of whether Facebook Inc , Amazon.com Inc and other heavyweights behind much of the U.S. stock market's record-breaking rally can keep delivering.


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