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Tesco 'working with suppliers' to keep prices low

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The performance was driven by 1.3 percent growth in customer transactions, 10 million more year-on-year, and by volume growth in fresh food of 1.6 per cent. But they are down 13% so far in 2017, reflecting concerns about a deteriorating consumer environment in Britain . Sales increased by 4.8% in the quarter, supported by a significant increase in secured lending following the launch into the intermediary mortgage broker market in April 2016. Read More »

Tip helps nab wanted polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs

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Jeffs, who had been on the run from authorities for nearly a year, did not resist arrest late Wednesday and is being held in Minnehaha County Jail in South Dakota. The group is an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism, which disavowed polygamy more than 100 years ago. An FBI most wanted polygamous sect leader is now in custody in South Dakota. Read More »

May to meet Sinn Fein Northern Ireland leader on Thursday - Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein won seven seats in the British parliament at last week's election , compared to the DUP's 10, but has said it will maintain its boycott and not take up the seats. "We really need to do everything we conceivably can to make sure that doesn't happen". "There is a unity of goal among people in the United Kingdom", May said following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Read More »

What's Amazon's Playbook for Whole Foods?

Amazon shares were up 2.8 percent at $991.35 and Whole Foods shares were up 28.6 percent at $42.51 in afternoon trading. He imagines Amazon will use the Whole Foods acquisition to drive food and convenience spending traffic online, either through delivery or click-and-collect type services. Read More »

Amazon deal for Whole Foods could bring retail experiments

Whole Foods provides yet another avenue for Amazon to add value to Prime and Alexa. By Chinese standards, Amazon looks slow: Alibaba, another e-commerce titan, bought a 32% stake in a Chinese grocer a year ago. Amazon could try to use automation and data analysis to draw more customers to stores while helping Whole Foods cut costs and perhaps prices. Whole Foods is a well-targeted acquisition because the Whole Foods shopper is the Amazon shopper, said Cooper Smith, an Amazon ... Read More »

Uber to adopt all recommendations from AG after probe

As one of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's closest confidants, Michael oversaw Uber's broader business strategy, including partnerships and fundraising. She is also the first board member to be added since Alphabet's chief legal officer David Drummond stepped down from his post in August of 2016 over a conflict of interest . Read More »

Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says

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He was charged with stealing the sign a hotel and committing "crimes against the state". In its first official comment since Warmbier was returned home, North Korea said it released him for humanitarian reasons. "I'm not confessing; I'm speaking", he said. "Otto is not in great shape right now", Fred Warmbier , Otto's father, told Fox News in an interview Wednesday. Read More »

Infosys' America business head Sandeep Dadlani quits

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While Karmesh Vaswami is being appointed as the Global Head of Retail, CPG and Logistics (RCL), Nitesh Banga will serve as the new Global Head of Manufacturing . Inderpreet will be replacing incumbent Gopi Krishnan Radhakrishnan, who will be leaving the company later this month to pursue other opportunities, the company said. Read More »

Andy Murray thought he would 'never' win Wimbledon

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Andy Murray is back on grass and back with his coach but the world No 1 has revealed that Ivan Lendl was shocked at how badly his form had slipped when the pair reunited ahead of the French Open . "Most of the players are travelling with physios now, spending a lot more time working in the gym to protect their bodies from the kind of pounding you give it on the court as well". Read More »

Swiss National Bank Holds Stake in MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS (MWA)

The value of the investment in MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS Common S went from $1,206,000 to $1,021,000 a change of $185,000 quarter to quarter. Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 10th were issued a $0.04 dividend. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%. Read More »

Weak inflation erodes conviction at Fed on rate hikes

He also voted against the Fed's first rate hike this year, in March, although he said that his June decision was a closer call because the labor market had clearly strengthened. He cited the examples of Japan and Germany , whose unemployment levels have declined to levels not seen since the early 1990s but where wage pressures also remain sluggish. Read More »

Fire on Mitchell Island closes Knight Street bridge in Metro Vancouver

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The prevailing winds across Metro Vancouver on Friday afternoon were light and out of the south-southwest, allowing a large plume of smoke to be clearly visible across much of the region, even some kilometres away. Access to the island from Knight Street is blocked or limited to first responders, but the bridge itself is open to traffic after it was closed temporarily. Read More »

Trump confirms he's under investigation

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Former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. A day later, Mr Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller - who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks - as special counsel. Read More »

London tower cladding not graded fire-resistant

Similar demonstrations are being held across the United Kingdom and Ireland in answer to a call from the residents in Grenfell urging people to help demand justice for the victims who perished in the fire , their families and all those affected. Read More »

Protesters storm local town hall after deadly London fire

Rydon said the project met all building regulations, fire regulations and health and safety standards. But the Grenfell Tower fire could be her final undoing. Aluminium composite panels essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminium sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material. It said the company that manufactured the cladding also made fire-resistant models that cost fractionally more than the standard version. Read More »

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) Earnings Forecast In Focus

Hertz Global Holdings also was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Digging a bit further, company shares have been noted -74.54% off the 52 week high and -4.92% away from the 52 week low. The stock notched a 12-month high of $16.33 while $38.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are now evaluating the company, $21.67 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. Read More »

Housing Starts Drop for 3rd Straight Month

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The government says groundbreakings in the Northeast were unchanged in May and declined in the Midwest and South. According to the Housing Market Index released by the NAHB and Wells Fargo on Thursday, builder sentiments surrounding now single-family home sales, expected sales in the next six months, and rate of traffic were all down for the month. Read More »

Zuma booed at Youth Day event

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The group carried on chanting outside the tent throughout the address as the president continued with his address. A group of people at the back of the hall started chanting "Zuma Must Fall" as the president took to the stage. "The NYDA has positively responded to the call of young people in all branches it will be equipped with free wifi services to provide young people with access to technology". Read More »

Stock Perspective: Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) Company Earnings Watch

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Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,769 shares of the company's stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 134 shares during the last quarter. The Strs Ohio holds 58,123 shares with $4.49M value, down from 105,591 last quarter. It also reduced Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) stake by 37,850 shares and now owns 1.14 million shares. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q4 2016. Read More »

Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

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Rickie Fowler started flawlessly at Erin Hills , posting a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead at the U.S. Open. Sergio Garcia , of Spain, hits a drive on the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open debut. Defending champion Dustin Johnson made only one birdie in his round of 75. The USGA insisted that Na's post had nothing to do with the decision, but the maintenance staff on Tuesday mowed some of the deepest fescue on four holes. Read More »