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Booker sees 7% rise for full-year same-store sales

Booker sees 7% rise for full-year same-store sales

Non-tobacco same store sales grew by 4.7%, while tobacco sales declined 7.5% due to the tobacco display ban and new plain packaging restrictions. Both convenience store's "performed well" while Book...

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H&M sales grow 7 percent but profits down

H&M sales grow 7 percent but profits down

At the same time, the launch of its new chain, ARKET , is approaching. In the first quarter sales including Value-Added Tax increased to just over 54 billion Swedish krona, an increase of 7 percent...

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Patterson-UTI Energy Announces First Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Patterson-UTI Energy Announces First Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

The company has price to cash ratio of 116.10. PTEN has a 1-year high price of $24.71 and 1-year low price of $10.94. BMO Capital Markets set a $28.00 target price on Patterson-UTI Energy and gave...

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Oil prices firm up, aided by slip in Libyan output

Marketmen said a firm trend in Asia where oil prices surged after the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report showed a smaller than expected rise in the U.S. According to the agency, in ...

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Trump Asks for $18B Social Programs Cuts to Fund Racist Wall

A Department of Homeland Security report indicated that the wall would needmore than $21 billion to complete. But Zinke's comments, and the administration's budget proposal seeking billions in USA t...

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Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

Toshiba is wrestling with a US$6.3bn writedown on its U.S. nuclear business, with Westinghouse having suffered huge cost overruns at two USA projects in Georgia and SC, which are now estimated to co...

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Weather Channel mourns deaths of storm chasers

One tornado that snapped power poles and trees was reported in Texas on Wednesday about 85 miles (140 km) northeast of Houston , the National Weather Service said . Wade and Peek said Williamson c...

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Turn off the lights tonight

Turn off the lights tonight

The world's biggest environment event focuses on providing support to the earth for a clean energy future. In 2016, millions around the world across 178 countries came together to show support for a...

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Wall Street Bullish On Oil Prices Despite Saudi Warnings

Wall Street Bullish On Oil Prices Despite Saudi Warnings

The post Saudi says "committed" to oil market stability appeared first on The Independent Uganda:. WTI prices, which were already climbing following data showing an unexpected decline in weekly US...

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Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) Seeing Rampant Activity Today

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) Seeing Rampant Activity Today

The company's last traded volume of 10.94 million shares was above it's an average volume of 14.39 million shares. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (ITUB) stock price tumbled -0.57% to finalize at $12.21 ...

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United States revives talks of moving Tel Aviv embassy to Jerusalem

That aid was committed by former President Barack Obama under a 10-year memorandum of understanding with Israel, and survived other dramatic cuts to foreign aid and other worldwide programs that Trump...

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A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

The Attorney General of Hawaii has spoken out about the proposed ban saying it people who live among them should not be "discriminated against or treated like a second class citizen just because they'...

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Sacramento musicians remember rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry

Sacramento musicians remember rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry

Following news of Chuck Berry's death on Saturday, plenty of fellow musicians shared touching tributes to the rock "n" roll legend on social media. Berry "was a true pioneer of rock "n" roll and a m...

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Westinghouse Electric filing for bankruptcy

The electric utilities that own two nuclear reactors under construction in SC say they're committed to finishing the project despite the bankruptcy of builder Westinghouse Electric Co. Toshiba (TOSYY...

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Two Cassville storm chasers killed in Texas auto crash

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a hazardous weather outlook with an increased risk of severe thunderstorms on Thursday. Roofs and walls were ripped away early Wednesday from homes...

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Trump 1, free trade 0: G20 nations bows to United States pressure

Without mentioning a country by name, he said, "Maybe one or the other important member state needs to get a sense of how worldwide cooperation works". Proponents say technological advances, such as a...

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Republicans try to move past bitterness to tackle US tax reform

When the speaker finished with Young, he spent about 10 minutes in an animated discussion with Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), one of the bill's most outspoken critics. "There is an opening on infrastructure...

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Here's What Could Drive Oil Prices Higher This Summer

In the United States, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 dropped 4 cents to $49.47 a barrel. Oil production from the western Libyan fields of Sharara and Wafa has been blocked by armed...

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Westinghouse Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in US

The four reactors are part of two projects: V.C. Summer in SC, majority owned by SCANA Corp; and Vogtle in Georgia, owned by a group of utilities led by Southern Co. Toshiba will waste no time gett...

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Vodafone's Indian telecom unit merges with local company

Vodafone and Idea - which is controlled by the Aditya Birla group, a conglomerate with interests from cement to financial services - will eventually own identical stakes in the combined company, afte...

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Germany trades barbs with Donald Trump after Angela Merkel meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel read a Playboy interview with Donald Trump in preparation for her first official meeting with the President, German officials have said . White House spokesperson ...

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US House votes to destroy the privacy rights of web users

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the Republican-pushed bill. Your personal information will soon be even more exposed on the internet because Congress just passed a new law eliminating ...

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Toshiba nuclear unit Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

Cost overruns have dogged the two nuclear facilities under construction in the nation - Southern's Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA's V.C. Summer project in SC. At that time , nuclear power seemed p...

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Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill with amendments

Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill with amendments

Finance Bill when it comes up in Rajya Sabha for a smooth passage on Wednesday, is expected to face some stiff opposition from parties in the opposition bench as it has been learnt that some oppositio...

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Delving into Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Earnings & Estimates

Delving into Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Earnings & Estimates

Pennsylvania Trust Co bought a new position in shares of Alibaba Group Holding during the third quarter worth about $444,000. Ayalon Holdings Ltd. now owns 1,120 shares of the company's stock valued a...

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Experts respond to Trump's climate blitzkrieg

Experts respond to Trump's climate blitzkrieg

The Department of Justice declined comment. A coalition of 16 mostly Democratic-led states and environmental groups involved in the legal case say they will oppose the administration's request for a...

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Jeff Bezos overtakes Warren Buffet as world's second richest

Jeff Bezos overtakes Warren Buffet as world's second richest

Bezos added $1.5 billion to his fortune after Amazon gained $9 billion in market value during trading on Wednesday. Bezos surpassed Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet ($75.5 billion) and Inditex f...

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Trump's budget: federal staff braced for layoffs

Trump's budget: federal staff braced for layoffs

This latest spending spree technically has his name on it, but it was also devised under strict constraints, namely that the defense budget had to be hiked by $54 billion, equivalent offsetting cuts ...

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The White House Touted an Article Making Fun of President Trump's Budget

The White House Touted an Article Making Fun of President Trump's Budget

The FY 2017 supplemental funding request for the military seeks to authorize $5 billion in OCO budget and $24.9 billion in funds for DoD's base budget initiatives that include F-35s, F/A-18 Super Hor...

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Vale SA (VALE), Alamos Gold, Inc. (AGI)

While the actual EPS the company reported in the same quarter previous year was -0.03/share. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "sector perform" rating and set a C$12.00 price target on shares of Alamos ...

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Zuma plans to fire Gordhan, says senior ANC officials

Zuma plans to fire Gordhan, says senior ANC officials

Local media said Gordhan's dismissal had been discussed on Monday at talks between Zuma and the ANC-allied South African Communist Party, and that the ruling party's six top officials had discussed ...

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US won't participate in UN Right Council without reforms

US won't participate in UN Right Council without reforms

The United Nations and human rights groups said it would be a mistake for the U.S.to leave the council. "The Human Rights Council requires considerable reform in order for us to continue to partic...

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Jeff Sessions calls on sanctuary cities to

Jeff Sessions calls on sanctuary cities to "enforce our immigration laws"

So-called " sanctuary cities " offer safe harbor to undocumented immigrants who might otherwise be deported by federal law enforcement officials. Sessions, following up on the release of last week...

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Ivanka Trump Is Moving...Into Her Very Own West Wing Office

Ivanka Trump Is Moving...Into Her Very Own West Wing Office

Although the president's daughter will not be an employee of the USA government, she will serve as an adviser and counsel her father on "initiatives that are important to her", Gorelick said. First da...

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Sears Has 'Substantial Doubt' About Its Future

Kmart has 11 Western Pennsylvania locations, including Pleasant Hills. At the Sears store in Hackensack, elderly shoppers predominated Wednesday, and said they shopped they because it was convenie...

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