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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he is seeking a "historic increase" in military spending to be funded by cuts elsewhere in government.


* Has received a contract from Unibail-Rodamco to provide project management and site supervision services


* Total backlog of $133.2 million as of December 31, 2016, representing 23 signed sales contracts


TORONTO/NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust, which last month agreed to be acquired by Starwood Capital Group for about C$1.7 billion ($1.3 billion), has started talks with the U.S. private investment firm about raising the initial bid, people familiar with the situation told Reuters.


MOSCOW, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Russia is proposing the creation of an OPEC-like organisation in for the global aluminium industry, TASS news agency quoted Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov as saying on Monday.


Feb 23 (Reuters) - U.S. oil and gas producer Apache Corp estimated a more than 60 percent jump in capital spending for 2017, but forecast lower-than-expected production, sending its shares down as much as 6.6 percent.


Feb 23 (Reuters) - Oil and gas producer Apache Corp said it would spend 63.2 percent more in 2017 than it did last year, joining a growing list of U.S. shale producers who are ramping up spending to take advantage of a recovery in oil prices.


LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - New hedge fund Amia Capital, led by the former chief investment officer at Brazilian financial services group BTG Pactual's global macro fund, has made two new appointments and now employs 12 former BTG staff, according to a source close to the matter.


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices edged higher on Monday as investors showed record confidence that prices would rise further, though gains were capped by the prospect of faster growth in U.S. oil production.


The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up to record intraday highs on Monday, after President Donald Trump's said he would make a "big" statement on infrastructure on Tuesday.


* U.S. drillers add five rigs in week to Feb. 24 (Moves dateline to New York, adds latest prices, fresh quotes and Genscape data)


PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus faces tough negotiations on two fronts as it seeks new relief from European governments and engine makers for losses on its troubled A400M military transporter plane.


* Indexes up: Dow 0.03 pct, S&P 0.04 pct, Nasdaq 0.04 pct (Adds details, comments, updates prices)


HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb 27 (Reuters) - Shareholders are pressuring miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc to stand up to the Indonesian government over changes the Southeast Asian country wants to make in the U.S. miner's contract, Freeport's chief executive officer said on Monday.


Fairtrade campaigners say Brexit means some 50 international trade deals must be renegotiated.


Following in President Barack Obama’s footsteps, ImeIme Umana says she is mindful of many black women’s “tragic” relationship with the law.


The president is planning a budget that prioritizes the military and other public safety requirements, with cuts to most federal agencies.


The World Health Organization ranked the deadliest pathogens and urged experts and researchers to focus on fighting the most dangerous ones first.


The World Health Organization ranked the deadliest pathogens and urged experts and researchers to focus on fighting the most dangerous ones first.


Buffett Letter

Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have enriched generations of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders, delivered a black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, urging ordinary investors to buy plain-vanilla index funds.

[Author: Reuters]



Feb 27 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Monday that it would lower the price of its unlimited mobile data plan, as the price war among the four biggest U.S. wireless carriers gains steam.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump will seek to boost Pentagon spending by $54 billion in his first budget proposal and cut the same amount from non-defense spending, including a large reduction in foreign aid, a White House budget official said on Monday.


Feb 27 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is building a 1.1 million square foot office in London with initial occupancy slated for 2019, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday, even as global banks grapple with risks around Brexit.


TORONTO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was barely lower in morning trade on Monday, with investors pulling back from major banks ahead of their earnings later in the week, while gold miners and energy stocks gained with higher commodity prices.


Feb 27 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Monday. To inform us of other job changes, email [email protected]


* GRAPHIC-2017 metal returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2eqHKkL (Updates prices)


The auction house’s annual figures reflect a softening in the market that the company has been trying to counter by diversifying its business.


Feb 27 (Reuters) - ABC's Sunday night broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards drew a 22.4 overnight rating, down 4 percent from last year's low-rated show, according to Nielsen data released by the Walt Disney Co unit.


Deputy managers at the chain's Express convenience stores will be replaced by "shift leaders".


Feb 27 (Reuters) - U.S. financial information provider Marketaxess Holdings Inc said on Monday it would appoint Christophe Roupie as head of Europe and Asia for its Europe and Trax divisions.


HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb 27 (Reuters) - Shareholders are pressuring miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc to stand up to the Indonesian government over changes the southeast Asian country wants to make in the U.S. miner's contract, Freeport's chief executive officer said on Monday.


BERLIN/HAMBURG, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Shipping finance provider HSH Nordbank has attracted a handful of potential bidders by a Monday deadline for indicative offers, several people familiar with the matter said.


* Says entered into that certain amendment no. 6 to credit agreement with citicorp usa, inc - sec filing


The photo of Jan Chapman, a film producer who is not dead, was shown instead of Janet Patterson, a costume designer who died last year.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes dropped in January on a shortage of inventory in the Midwest and West regions, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday.


U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, with the Dow on track to snap an 11-day winning streak, as technology stocks declined and investors paused ahead of President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.


(Reuters) - The United States is "diverging" from the rest of the world and will be "less of a leader in trade", General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt said in a letter to shareholders.


* Fifth Third Bancorp announces acquisition of R.G. McGraw Insurance Agency Inc.


Feb 27 (Reuters) - Lodging REIT Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc's offer to buy FelCor Lodging Trust Inc was "woefully inadequate", activist hedge fund Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC, which holds a stake in FelCor, said on Monday.


* Says every T-mobile customer with at least 2 voice lines can get additional line for free after bill credits Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


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Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty Monday to a criminal charge and agree to a $1 billion US penalty for concealing a deadly air bag inflator problem.

[Author: The Associated Press]



* Comcast Corp and Google says deal that will launch YouTube App on Xfinity X1 across country later this year Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


* Point72 Asset Management Lp reports 14.5 percent passive stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc as of February 17 - sec filing Source text - http://bit.ly/2m2uswD Further company coverage:


Feb 27 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is building a new 1.1 million square foot office in London with initial occupancy slated for 2019, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday.


* Land and Buildings comments on Ashford's offer to acquire Felcor Lodging Trust


* Bill Miller acquires LMM LLC, rebrands fund family Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


* Enrollment completed in Ligand's phase 2 trial of lgd-6972 in type 2 diabetes


* Ritter Pharmaceuticals reports fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results and provides business update


Drywall Tariff Ruling 20170102

Families forced to rebuild their homes after wildfires devastated Fort McMurray, Alta. last spring will be compensated for having to pay duties on drywall coming into Canada from the United States

[Author: The Canadian Press]



LONDON (Reuters) - For every buyer of futures and options there must be a seller. For every long position there must be a corresponding short position.


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