Retailers prepare for holiday shopping

Retailers prepare for holiday shopping

The average shopper will spend over $1000 this holiday season, a total of possibly $721 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, and U.S. retailers are getting ready to accommodate that.
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Wall Street ends slightly higher

Wall Street ends slightly higher

Industrials led the S&P 500 and the Dow moderately higher on Thursday in the wake of robust U.S. economic data, healthy corporate earnings reports and two tech IPOs.
Mueller report reveals Trump actions to impede inquiry

Mueller report reveals Trump actions to impede inquiry

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election describes in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail a series of actions by President Donald Trump to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he commit
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Stay away from Pinterest stock, says Hilary Kramer

Stay away from Pinterest stock, says Hilary Kramer

A&G Capital chief investment officer Hilary Kramer also tells Reuters' Fred Katayama the other tech company that went public Friday, Zoom, could become a takeout target.
Pinterest, Zoom open strong in public trading

Pinterest, Zoom open strong in public trading

Social media company Pinterest and video conferencing service Zoom had successful stock market debuts Thursday, so far living up to the hype of what is expected to be a hot year for tech IPOs.
Samsung's $2,000 foldable phones are cracking -reports

Samsung's $2,000 foldable phones are cracking -reports

Samsung's highly-anticipated Galaxy Fold may have a problem. Journalists with review versions of the nearly $2,000 foldable phone are complaining of cracked screens and other malfunctions only days after taking the gadget out of the box. Conway G.
Notre-Dame firefighters 'honored' at Elysee Palace

Notre-Dame firefighters 'honored' at Elysee Palace

Firefighters who tackled the Notre-Dame blaze said they were "honored" to be recognised by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Thursday.
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Retail sales rebound in March

Retail sales rebound in March

Retail sales in the U.S. rose by the most in 1-1/2 years in March, indicating economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a false start.
UK vote would boost EU parliament's eurosceptics

UK vote would boost EU parliament's eurosceptics

Britain's Brexit extension will give Eurosceptic parties in European Parliament elections a higher percentage of seats - but what does that really mean? Lauren Anthony reports.
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Barr defends Trump before release of Mueller report

Barr defends Trump before release of Mueller report

Attorney General Barr offered a spirited defense of President Trump ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, emphasizing that it found no collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow
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Global economy: UK shoppers defy Brexit gloom, but trade blues hit Germany, Japan

Global economy: UK shoppers defy Brexit gloom, but trade blues hit Germany, Japan

Weak manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe stoked fears of a widespread slowdown in growth on Thursday. But, as David Pollard reports, Brexit appears to be doing little to dampen Britain's appetite for shopping.
Russian artist sends political message with candy

Russian artist sends political message with candy

Yulia Gavrilova expresses her political preference for Ukraine's presidential elections with a portrait of candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, made from candy.
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Intrigued by life on Mars? Go to the Gobi desert

Intrigued by life on Mars? Go to the Gobi desert

A Mars simulation base has opened in the barren hills of China's Gansu province, after the country's moon probe success stirred public appetite for space exploration.
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Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook said on Wednesday it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media company.
British diver who helped Thai cave boys is rescued himself

British diver who helped Thai cave boys is rescued himself

A British diver who disappeared while diving in a rural part of Tennessee was rescued on Wednesday (April 17).
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Markets: Unilever, Nestle soothe economic nerves, but Kering sinks

Markets: Unilever, Nestle soothe economic nerves, but Kering sinks

Food and consumer giants cheered investors on an otherwise gloomy day on Europe's share markets. As David Pollard reports, Unilever and Nestle topped forecasts - but Kering shares sank on worries over sales of its Gucci brand.
North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from talks

North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from talks

North Korea says it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.
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Designs of the future at the Shanghai Auto Show

Designs of the future at the Shanghai Auto Show

The world's automakers are displaying their most exciting new designs at this year's Shanghai Auto Show and many are visions of how cars could look when they're powered by electricity and when they can drive themselves.
Indonesia's polls show early win for Joko Widodo

Indonesia's polls show early win for Joko Widodo

In Indonesia's elections, unofficial results show that incumbent President Joko Widodo leads by a comfortable margin against challenger Probowo Subianto.
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London eco-activists turn to superglue

London eco-activists turn to superglue

Environmental activists glued themselves to a train, lorry, building and to each other in a series of protests to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change.
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Amazon says it's shutting its China online store

Amazon says it's shutting its China online store

Amazon says it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most populous nation.
India's Jet Airways runs out of cash, shuts down

India's Jet Airways runs out of cash, shuts down

Jet Airways, once India's largest private airline, is over a billion dollars in debt and has not paid its pilots and employees in weeks. It has also decided to pull its planes from the skies.
Hungary home to 'world's most expensive wine'

Hungary home to 'world's most expensive wine'

A Hungarian winemaker in Tokaj, a region known for its golden dessert wine, is selling a vintage for a steep $40,000 a bottle.
Interest high in Pinterest with $19 share price

Interest high in Pinterest with $19 share price

Ahead of Thursday's IPO, social media site Pinterest set its share price at $19, suggesting investors have shrugged off Lyft's poor performance and are ready to dive back in to public markets.
North Korea oversees test of new weapon -KCNA

North Korea oversees test of new weapon -KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday, according to state media Korean Central News Agency.
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