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Bafin exonerates Deutsche Bank's Jain in Libor probe: Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German financial watchdog Bafin has found that Deutsche Bank co-Chief Executive Anshu Jain was neither aware nor part of possible attempts at the German lender to manipulate interest rates, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported.
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Pitbull says he is not supporting Trump

Rapper Pitbull had harsh words for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Friday, telling reporters that he is not supporting the candidate and describing his campaign as a "joke."
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'People v. O.J. Simpson,' 'Game of Thrones' lead Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," a TV mini-series exploring racial tensions that strained the criminal justice system 20 years before Black Lives Matter, dominated the Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday along with HBO's medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones."
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'People v.O.J. Simpson,' 'Game of Thrones' lead Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," a TV mini-series exploring racial tensions that strained the criminal justice system 20 years before Black Lives Matter, dominated the Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday along with HBO's medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones."
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Can stocks stay at highs? That depends on earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After finally eclipsing year-old record highs, the U.S. stock market will be tested again next week, when the onslaught of company earnings could help investors assess the impact of Britain's vote to exit the European Union.
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Director Ross explores family and parenting in 'Captain Fantastic'

July 13 (Reuters) - Writer and director Matt Ross says his award-winning "Captain Fantastic" film about a father and his children draws on some elements of his own childhood as well as his own hopes as a parent.
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Wall Street ends flat but futures slip after Turkey coup reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials ended at a record high on Friday and major indexes closed a third consecutive week of gains as upbeat economic data and the start of earnings season gave investors confidence.
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Turkey coup impact seen limited but instability fear remains

LONDON (Reuters) - Turkey's failed military coup may prompt some flight to safe-haven assets on Monday but there will only be a more serious longer-term impact for investors if instability persists in the strategically important emerging market.
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U.S. economy shows few signs of sustained inflation pressure: Fed

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The U.S. economy continued to expand from mid-May through the end of June but there was little indication that inflation would surge any time soon, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.
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Taylor Swift tops Forbes highest paid celebrity list

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Taylor Swift has topped this year's Forbes list of the world's 100 highest paid celebrities, earning $170 million mainly thanks to her hugely successful "1989" world tour.
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Asian shares rally as Wall Street strikes new record high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose to a 2-1/2-month peak on Tuesday, a day after Wall Street shares hit a record high thanks to a combination of upbeat U.S. data and expectations of more stimulus from global policymakers.
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Asia stocks hit four-week high after strong U.S. jobs data

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets enjoyed a relief rally on Monday as upbeat U.S. jobs data lessened immediate concerns about the health of the world's largest economy, while the long-run fallout from Brexit kept sovereign yields near record lows.
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Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archeologists

ASHKELON, Israel (Reuters) - Philistines were no "philistines", say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewelry and perfumed oil.
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Actor Takei says making 'Star Trek' character Sulu gay 'unfortunate'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran "Star Trek" actor George Takei may have been the inspiration to make fan favorite character Hikaru Sulu gay in the franchise's new film, but he called the decision "really unfortunate," media outlets reported on Friday.
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Wall St. ends flat but futures slip after Turkey coup reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials ended at a record high on Friday and major indexes closed a third consecutive week of gains as upbeat economic data and the start of earnings season gave investors confidence.
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No shaking off Taylor Swift-Kanye West 'Famous' feud

(Editor's note: this story contains language in paragraph three that may offend some readers)
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Asian shares hover near eight-month peak on BoE rate cut hope

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares remained near an eight-month high on Thursday as investors bet the Bank of England will cut rates to ward off recession following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
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Asian shares rise to eight-month highs, on track for weekly gains

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares extended gains to eight-month highs on Friday, on track for a solid weekly rise, as better-than-expected economic data from China lifted risk sentiment that was already buoyant after record highs on Wall Street.
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Wall Street sets another record as JPMorgan leads banks higher

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial stocks led the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials to record highs on Thursday after JPMorgan's strong quarterly results, while upbeat economic data cemented bets that the current rally on Wall Street can chug along.
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Asia shares steady, Softbank said to bid for ARM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar gained on the yen in Asia on Monday as investors unwound safe-haven trades in the wake of the failed coup in Turkey, while a giant takeover bid in the tech sector and the promise of central bank stimulus lent support to equities.
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Hollywood stands behind Jennifer Aniston's take on media sexism

(Reuters) - Hollywood celebrities are lining up behind actress Jennifer Aniston after she penned a blog criticizing the media for the way it scrutinizes female stars.
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Asian shares near 2016 peak as risk appetite improves

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares came within reach of testing their 2016 peak on Wednesday as prospects of solid U.S. growth and accommodative economic policy in major markets whet investors' risk appetite damaged by uncertainty from Brexit.
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S&P and Dow hit records as growth bets boost Wall Street

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A broad rally lifted the S&P 500 and Dow industrials to record highs on Tuesday, with a sharp rebound in crude prices boosting energy shares, while the Nasdaq turned positive for the year.
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Strong economy, earnings bets propel S&P 500 to record high

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 on Monday broke the record high it held for more than a year as upbeat economic data and low bond yields continued to funnel investors into U.S. equities.
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British singer Cliff Richard pursues legal action over raid

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Cliff Richard is pursuing legal action against the BBC and the police after the broadcaster televised a raid on his house, saying his reputation had been "unnecessarily damaged".
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Bank earnings loom large as stocks near record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The focus on Wall Street will shift to corporate earnings next week after a strong June jobs report on Friday gave investors confidence that the U.S. economy was on stable footing and left the S&P 500 within a whisper of a new closing record high.
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