• Top bottled water brands 'contaminated with plastic particles'
Top bottled water brands 'contaminated with plastic particles'

More than 90-percent of some of the most popular bottled water brands contain tiny particles of plastic. Sherri Mason , a microplastics researcher who carried out the laboratory work at the State University of New York (SUNY). These are finest plastic particles which travel through the gut's lymphatic system or pass to the kidneys or liver...

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  • February Retail Sales Increase 4.4 Percent Over Last Year
February Retail Sales Increase 4.4 Percent Over Last Year

The Commerce Department said retail sales slipped 0.1 percent last month instead of falling 0.3 percent as previously expected. Retail trade sales decreased 0.1% from January and 4.2% from a year ago. It was unchanged at 1.8% when food and energy prices are excluded. General merchandise stores were up 2.4 percent year-over-year but down 0.4 pe...

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  • Celebrate Pi Day 2018 With A Slice Of Pie
Celebrate Pi Day 2018 With A Slice Of Pie

Marie Callender's: Free slice of pie with purchase of adult entree. Whether you're looking for a nostalgic whoopie pie or something a bit more. adult, you can find it locally. Need a suggestion or two on what to make? And ever since, celebrations of National Pi Day have been growing. Pi Day started 30 years ago at San Francisco's Exploratoriu...

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  • Stocks you Must See: Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW)
Stocks you Must See: Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW)

It has outperformed by 14.03% the S&P500. Schnieders Capital Management Llc, which manages about $380.34M and $228.96M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Energous Corp (NASDAQ:WATT) by 30,175 shares to 19,511 shares, valued at $247,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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  • Trudeau, Trump talk steel and aluminum
Trudeau, Trump talk steel and aluminum

The American administration has expressed a desire to get a NAFTA deal in a hurry and some prominent members have been suggesting that the threat of steel and aluminum tariffs might prod the negotiations along. "I look forward to hearing directly from workers about how we can work together to address these issues and help our steel and aluminum ind...

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  • Former Irish President Calls Catholic Church An 'Empire Of Misogyny'
Former Irish President Calls Catholic Church An 'Empire Of Misogyny'

Delivering the opening address at a Why Women Matter conference , organised by the Voices of Faith advocacy group , Mrs McAleese said that the church "has long since been a primary global carrier of the virus of misogyny". "I'm not even going to be bothered arguing it". Irish-born United States cardinal Kevin Farrell , a senior official at...

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  • McDonald's flips golden arches on sign to honor women
McDonald's flips golden arches on sign to honor women

McDonald's chief diversity officer Wendy Lewis, explained that the stunt was to commemorate the extraordinary accomplishments of all women. McDonald's says it is "proud" to say that six out of 10 of its restaurant managers in the us are women, adding: "Without women, there would be no McDonald's" in an online statement .

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  • Toys
Toys "R" Us may close all stores

Toys R U.S. isn't alone. It had initially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which reorganizes debt . The goal was to renegotiate the company's $5 billion debt load, which it has carried since a leveraged buyout in 2005. Toys R Us' sales, traffic and profit all fell far short of what it had told lenders to expect. Claire's Stores Inc., another c...

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  • Takeaways From the ECB's Policy Announcement
Takeaways From the ECB's Policy Announcement

Treasuries advanced, while the dollar rose. But Bank of Ireland slipped 2.2 per cent to €7.28. while Permanent TSB , drinks group C&C and paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa were also among the fallers. A notable hawkish spin has emerged at multiple central banks in recent months. The S&P 500 Index was mixed in trading almost 20 per cent...

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  • United Airlines Might Not Replace Bonuses With a Lottery After All
United Airlines Might Not Replace Bonuses With a Lottery After All

United spokesperson Maddie King told CBS News, "we announced the new program on Friday, and quickly responded to employee feedback the next business day". Kirby said he meant to axe a quarterly bonus scheme with an "exciting" lottery called core4 Score Rewards. The company has been under pressure to keep shareholders happy as budget airlines have...

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  • SpaceX, Elon Musk make more history with 50th Falcon 9 launch
SpaceX, Elon Musk make more history with 50th Falcon 9 launch

The launch - 50th for the Falcon 9, if all goes well - for Spanish company Hispasat was last delayed from February 25. "This capacity will enable us to contribute to the reduction of the digital divide on three continents, and that is something that fills us with satisfaction", said Antonio Abad, Hispasat's chief technology officer.

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  • Walmart is making its own meal kits in some stores
Walmart is making its own meal kits in some stores

Blue Apron Holdings Inc ., for example, has struggled ever since it became a publicly traded company, reported News Ok . Walmart's meal kit is supposed to serve two people, and the price range varies from $8 to $15. All kits are made and packaged in individual stores daily. For Walmart, the meal push also may let it get more out of its deli se...

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  • Listeria outbreak: Three Australians die after eating contaminated melon
Listeria outbreak: Three Australians die after eating contaminated melon

Three Australians have died after eating melon contaminated with listeria. Typically around one third of cases die, a NSW Health spokesperson said. "All 15 cases are elderly people, and majority have significant underlying health conditions", NSW Health's communicable diseases director Dr Vicky Sheppeard said in a statement on Friday.

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  • Global stocks keep dropping as Trump talks up
Global stocks keep dropping as Trump talks up "trade war"

Powell appeared before the House Financial Service Committee on Tuesday, where he left open the possibility of four interest rate hikes this year. The Standard & Poor's 500 is on pace to close out another week with a sharp loss, and the index is now down for the year even though it just had its best January in two decades.

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  • Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) CEO Sells 250 Shares
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) CEO Sells 250 Shares

American International Group Inc who had been investing in Mastercard Inc A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $184.01 billion market cap company. Baird. JMP Securities has "Market Outperform" rating and $1600 target. The rating was maintained by Guggenheim with "Buy" on Tuesday, January 30. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $17....

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  • Snowmen and skiers in Rome after historic snowfall
Snowmen and skiers in Rome after historic snowfall

Rome woke up covered in a blanket of snow on Monday as Italy shivered in a cold snap. Locals lapped up the rare opportuniy to ski, sled and build snowmen in the capital's famous parks and piazzas. Look through this gallery to see lovely pictures of Italy's famous sights as snow covers the capital city. Elsewhere in much of northern and c...

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  • New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens
New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens

In addition, reports covering US auto sales for February are scheduled to roll in throughout the day. The S&P 500 lost 21.52 points, or 0.79 percent, to 2,692.31 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 59.12 points, or 0.81 percent, to 7,213.89. "Nothing in that suggests to me that wage inflation is at a point of acceleration", Powell testified. The U.S. ...

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  • Highlights of the South Korea 2018 closing ceremony
Highlights of the South Korea 2018 closing ceremony

Shaun White wins 100 Winter Olympic gold medal . North Korea was notably included in the entire event where gestures were made by both the countries' officials, with athletes marching together, leaving Russian Federation as the prime suspect.

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  • LL Bean latest company to ban people under 21 from buying rifles
LL Bean latest company to ban people under 21 from buying rifles

It also doesn't sell large-capacity magazines. Like Walmart, the sporting shop will also be requiring any gun buyer to be at least 21 years old. The US firm says it will stop selling firearms to people under 21 and remove items resembling assault rifles from its website.

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  • White House: Talks with North Korea must lead to ending nuclear program
White House: Talks with North Korea must lead to ending nuclear program

North Korea denounced the sanctions in a statement carried on its state media and said a blockade by the United States would be considered an act of war. Meanwhile, the USA men's curling team is still celebrating its first gold from Saturday, but we learned that there was actually another American curling victory over Sweden eight years ago.

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