• Morrisons reports sales jump for Christmas and New Year's period
Morrisons reports sales jump for Christmas and New Year's period

Retail sales, including in stores and online, but excluding fuel, were up 2.1% for the ten weeks to 7 January. The chain said it had "become more competitive, and despite the rising cost of many commodities the price of a basket of key Christmas items was the same as the previous year".

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  • Investors Sell Valero Energy (VLO) on Strength Following Insider Selling
Investors Sell Valero Energy (VLO) on Strength Following Insider Selling

Pitcairn Company who had been investing in Valero Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $41.15 billion market cap company. Thornburg Investment Incorporated, a New Mexico-based fund reported 2.08 million shares. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its stake in Valero Energy by 184.0% in the 2nd quarter.

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  • Mears Group PLC (MER) Receives Buy Rating from Peel Hunt
Mears Group PLC (MER) Receives Buy Rating from Peel Hunt

Liberum Capital now has a GBX 1,100 ($14.92) price objective on the stock. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of GBX 40.90 ($0.55) per share. Majestic Wine (LON:WINE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 23rd. The firm had revenue of £366 million for the quarter.

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  • Lenovo's Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Line Brings Dolby Vision HDR and Amazon Alexa
Lenovo's Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Line Brings Dolby Vision HDR and Amazon Alexa

Another addition to the X1 lineup is an integrated physical webcam cover. Literally, the only difference between the X1 Carbon and Yoga is in the form factor department. The battery life is less, at 9.5 hours. All in a convertible format with the Yoga sporting a 360-degree hinge. They will all be available later this month.

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  • Old Monk's maker passes away, Twitter says its goodbyes
Old Monk's maker passes away, Twitter says its goodbyes

But with increasing competition from foreign and local liquor brands, and due to changing tastes, its hold over the Indian tippler began slipping by 2005. He refused to advertise for Old Monk for as long as he was the Chairman. In mid 2000s the company and the family were faced with turbulence when VR Mohan's son Rocky Mohan broke away from the f...

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  • Intel CEO addresses Meltdown and Spectre directly at CES
Intel CEO addresses Meltdown and Spectre directly at CES

Intel and ARM processors are affected by Meltdown , and virtually all computing systems are affected by Spectre . Spectre affects Intel, AMD , and ARM chips, allowing hackers to trick error-free programs into leaking their secrets.

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  • Donald Trump Doesn't Know What Consensual Means in Embarrassing Twitter Typo
Donald Trump Doesn't Know What Consensual Means in Embarrassing Twitter Typo

US President Donald Trump's latest attempt at self-promotion has fallen flat after he misspelled the word "consequential" in a late-night tweet. "This was truly a change election - and the changes Trump is bringing are far-reaching & necessary.' Thank you Michael Goodwin!" "The word in the editorial Trump is quoting was "consequential", not "co...

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  • One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm Metro
One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm Metro

A woman aged 45 was also hurt, suffering facial injuries, police said. Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups in the Nordic country. "We do not know more than that", remarked fire department spokesman Lars-Ake Stevelind. According to the Local , "Explosives are often used...

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  • China's Foreign Exchange Reserves Continue To Rise
China's Foreign Exchange Reserves Continue To Rise

The increase is the largest per month since July. The Chinese foreign exchange reserves increased by 129.5 billion United States dollars from 3.011 trillion USD for the whole 2017. The world's largest foreign currency stockpile has been steadily rebounding since last January, when it fell below $3trln for the first time in nearly six years after ...

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  • Thousands show up for the 0-16 Browns' 'Perfect Season' parade
Thousands show up for the 0-16 Browns' 'Perfect Season' parade

Over the weekend, thousand of Cleveland Browns fans descended upon FirstEnergy Stadium to celebrate their team becoming just the second in NFL history to go win-less throughout a season since the league expanded their schedule to 16 games.

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  • Barking mad? Dogecoin cryptocurrency hits $2bn milestone
Barking mad? Dogecoin cryptocurrency hits $2bn milestone

Dogecoin's value may seem remarkably low, but considering there's 112 trillion Dogecoins in circulation that makes the altcoin's entire market capitalisation worth $1.967 billion. Capitalising on the mania of Bitcoin , product specialist at Adobe Jackson Palmer created "Dogecoin" in 2013 as a satirical take on cryptocurrency.

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  • Kia Niro EV concept debuts at CES with 238 mile driving range
Kia Niro EV concept debuts at CES with 238 mile driving range

A compact SUV that's fully electric, it's been designed with aerodynamic slipperiness in mind, though also serves as a test bed for some of Kia's other technologies in progress. It has been replaced by interactive display panel which can show various messages such as "Hello, CES ". Inside, there's a new wraparound design to the dashboard, finish...

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  • LG Electronics turns to black in Q4
LG Electronics turns to black in Q4

Overall the company estimated full-year 2017 consolidated sales of about 239.60 trillion Korean won and consolidated operating profit of about 53.60 trillion Korean won. Samsung is also expecting revenue of 66 trillion won ($62 billion) for the quarter, an increase of 24 percent from a year earlier. LG did not offer a net profit estimate for the ...

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  • Cabinet reshuffle: Damian Hinds appointed United Kingdom education secretary
Cabinet reshuffle: Damian Hinds appointed United Kingdom education secretary

And Amber Rudd was confirmed in her position as Home Secretary, as one of a group of the most senior ministers - also including Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis - expected to stay in their current posts.

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  • USA energy regulator rejects plan to aid coal, nuclear
USA energy regulator rejects plan to aid coal, nuclear

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today terminated the proceeding it initiated (Docket No. RM18-1-000) to consider the Department of Energy's September 29 proposal on grid reliability and resilience pricing. It would require the regional markets that set electricity prices to compensate power plants that keep 90 days of fuel supplie...

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  • Ewan McGregor Gets First Golden Globe Win For Dual 'Fargo' Roles
Ewan McGregor Gets First Golden Globe Win For Dual 'Fargo' Roles

The actor and his Winstead were pictured kissing in a London cafe by The Sun newspaper last October. McGregor then went on to pay tribute to Winstead , 32, the actress he left his wife for in his speech, telling his Fargo costar, there "would have been no Ray without Mary Elizabeth Winstead , so thank you very much".

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  • Disabled Amtrak Snarls Commute at Penn Station
Disabled Amtrak Snarls Commute at Penn Station

A disabled train at Penn Station snarled rush-hour traffic in and out of the city Monday morning - and then the rescue train that arrived to pick up the stranded passengers broke down, too, officials said. Service is again running with residual delays. Private bus carriers and NJ Transit buses are also accepting rail passes. LIRR said riders of...

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  • Celgene to Acquire Impact Biomedicines to Boost Pipeline
Celgene to Acquire Impact Biomedicines to Boost Pipeline

Celgene is paying $1.1 billion in cash, with nearly $6 billion more if Impact meets certain regulatory and sales goals. If all thresholds are hit, sales milestones are capped at $4.5 billion. Celgene now lists luspatercept in Phase 2 testing for myelofibrosis. Celgene still has a market value of more than $80 billion. Buying Impact also sig...

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  • Toyota introduces e-Palette, its mobile retail space
Toyota introduces e-Palette, its mobile retail space

Its boxy silhouette is a bit tiresome at first glance, but that's okay. The automaker already has partners for its new mobility platform. Japanese auto giant Toyota unveiled a new mobility concept for retail and e-commerce called e-Palette.

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  • Aspall cider sold to American company
Aspall cider sold to American company

The US company had the scale and expertise to accelerate the growth of Aspall cider in the United Kingdom and beyond, he added. The company operates from a single site in the parish of Aspall, Suffolk, where the Chevallier family first planted the orchards at Aspall Hall.

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  • 'Padmavati' to release as 'Padmavat' on January 25
'Padmavati' to release as 'Padmavat' on January 25

Balki. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted Padmavat's release date but an official confirmation from the filmmakers is awaited. "Every film has the right to release whenever they (makers) want, and I am happy for them", he told reporters.

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  • Late-day wintry mix possible in Brooklyn
Late-day wintry mix possible in Brooklyn

Brown said snow and ice will coat the roads during the Monday morning commute. So after our fourteenth and final day of sub-freezing temperatures and a light wintry mix this afternoon and evening, the thawing out process will commence. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory , which goes into effect at midnight until 2 p....

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  • Netflix Joins Internet Association's Efforts to Preserve Net Neutrality
Netflix Joins Internet Association's Efforts to Preserve Net Neutrality

He adds that along with the intervenor actions, member companies will push for a more permanent legislative solution. The FCC, controlled by Republicans, repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules last month in a straight party-line vote of 3-2.

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  • Rail strikes: Train workers at five firms walkout in safety row
Rail strikes: Train workers at five firms walkout in safety row

Commuters in England face three days of disruption as a new wave of strikes over rail safety started on Monday (8 January). Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at South Western Railway (SWR ), Arriva Rail North ( Northern ), Merseyrail and Greater Anglia are staging 24-hour walkouts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Sky N...

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  • Uptick in flu cases in Whatcom County, three deaths confirmed
Uptick in flu cases in Whatcom County, three deaths confirmed

Health officials have said this year's vaccine is not as effective as years past, and there are strains of the flu that are resistant to it. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is unknown exactly how many people die from the seasonal flu each year, nationwide.

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