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Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF Funds

Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVOO) – $0.594. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.35%. Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:VOOG) – $0.523. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.37%. Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VOOV) – $0.640. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.20%. Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (NASDAQ:VNQI) – $1.883. Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF (NASDAQ:VYMI) – $0.474. Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (NASDAQ:VIGI) – $0.259. Payable Dec. 22; for shareholders of record Dec. 20; ex-div Dec. 19. 30 Day SEC yield as of 12/15/2017.

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Retrospective: The International Herald Tribune

Photo Credit International Herald Tribune This retrospective of news from 1877 to 2013 presents highlights and curiosities from The International Herald Tribune’s storied reportage. We share coverage of historic events — the world wars, the women’s suffrage movement, the great expeditions — and we republish glimpses of less earthshaking moments and the ephemera of daily life. The same stories that caught the eyes of our generations of editors now offer us insight into the lives and interests of generations of Trib readers. James Gordon Bennett Jr. was a flashy socialite…

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Republican Party, Atlanta Airport, Carolina Panthers: Your Monday Briefing

And a lawyer for Mr. Trump said that the special counsel had improperly obtained emails from the presidential transition team. • The president said he was not considering firing Mr. Mueller, but the mounting attacks have fueled concerns among Democrats that he is preparing to do so. Photo The office of Robert Mueller issued a rare statement on Sunday defending how information had been obtained during the inquiry into Russian election meddling. Credit Saul Loeb/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images “My child has died.” • Venezuela has the largest proven oil…

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Rebelling Republican Suburbs Offer Democrats Path to House Control

“There’s no illusion about the storm that’s coming,” said Representative Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma, invoking last month’s governor’s races and last week’s Senate special election. “If you had any doubts, they were wiped away after New Jersey, Virginia and Alabama.” From Texas to Illinois, Kansas to Kentucky, there are Republican-held seats filled with college-educated, affluent voters who appear to be abandoning their usually conservative leanings and newly invigorated Democrats, some of them nonwhite, who are eager to use the midterms to take out their anger on Mr. Trump. “If…

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French Government Files Complaint Against Amazon

Le Parisien is reporting that France has accused Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) of abusing its dominant market position with some vendors, per Reuters. A spokesman for a consumer fraud watchdog said Amazon “imposes unbalanced relations to its vendors,” according to the paper, and the French government is seeking 10-million-euro fine. Amazon shares were up slightly in premarket trading.

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Spectrum Pharma Ousts CEO

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SPPI) announced Sunday evening that its board of directors had fired CEO Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD “without cause,” effective immediately. The board has replaced him with Joseph W. Turgeon, formerly chief operating officer, and Thomas J. Riga has assumed the COO role. The board stated that it believes “now is the right time to effect these leadership changes… as the Company enters its next chapter.” Spectrum shares were up 2% in early trading.

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On Pro Football: Steelers Find New Level of Agony at the Hands of the Patriots

Judging by the mood afterward in the Steelers’ locker room, where cornerback Artie Burns sat in front of his stall, still in full uniform, looking at everyone and no one, they all hurt the same. New England and Pittsburgh are both 11-3, the Patriots now own the No. 1 seed by claiming the head-to-head tiebreaker. “Obviously the Patriots are the team to beat,” offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva said. “They’ve proven year-in and year-out that they dominate the A.F.C., and for us, if we want to accomplish our goals, we’re going…

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Trump National Security Strategy Sees U.S. Confronting China and Russia

The president, his aides said, enthusiastically approved the strategy and wanted to present it himself, something that his two immediate predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush, did not do when their congressionally mandated strategies were published. While the document’s description of pushing back against China on trade is familiar from the campaign, its description of the challenge posed by Russia seems at odds with Mr. Trump’s own refusal to criticize President Vladimir V. Putin for his seizure of Crimea, efforts to destabilize Ukraine and his violations of a key…

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