Thursday, February 2, 2017

Microsoft asks Trump administration for exception program on immigration orders

Feb 2 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Thursday said it had

sent a proposal to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration

to create a program that would let people from seven

predominantly Muslim nations enter and leave the United States

on business or family emergency travel if they hold a valid work

or student visa and have not committed any crimes.

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Feb 2 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions

and disposals were reported by 1600 GMT on Thursday:

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BRIEF-EXO U Inc says reviewing financing options

* EXO U provides update on secured credit facility of up to

$4 million

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BRIEF-Xerox and EFI partner to give customers best in class digital front ends

* Xerox and EFI partner to give customers best in class

digital front ends

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TREASURIES-Prices gain on dovish Fed, Trump uncertainty

* Fed seen on hold for near-term

* Trump uncertainty creates safety bid for bonds

* Jobs data improves, productivity worsens

By Karen Brettell

NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury prices gained on

Thursday a day after the Federal Reserve gave a more

dovish-than-expected statement, and as uncertainty over policies

from President Donald Trump increased safety buying of U.S.


The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday

in its first meeting since Trump

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BRIEF-Attunity Q4 non-gaap EPS $0.06

* Q4 earnings per share view $0.01 -- Thomson Reuters


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BRIEF-Nokia prepared for long legal battle with Apple - CFO

* Nokia CFO Kristian Pullola tells a conference call that if

necessary, the Finnish company is prepared for a long legal

process with Apple, a process where additional litigation cost

could be around 100 million euros per year

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