Heatwave Boosts U.K. Retailers But Concerns Mount Over Rate Hike

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The sweltering summer drove Britons to splurge on food, drink and days away but the boost to retailers may prove short-lived, with higher interest rates expected to hit already fragile consumer confidence, surveys published Tuesday found. Payments processor Barclaycard said that spending rose an annual 5 percent in July, capping the strongest three-month period since […]

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Godfather of GMOs Wants Consumers to Be Less Afraid of His Food

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Three decades ago, Robert T. Fraley helped invent the genetically modified seeds that have become a $17 billion global industry and ushered in a new era of agricultural productivity. So it’s little surprise that this longtime Source: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications * sugar beet, potato, apple, squash, papaya, brinjal/eggplant It’s also […]

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300lbs Woman Reveals What 3 Years Of Workout Did To Her Body, And Her Transformation Photos Are Unbelievable

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“I decided to take charge of my life and make a change,” she said. “After trying and failing to get a handle on my health numerous times, my weight had become a serious enough concern that I was considering weight loss surgery.” “In the first year, I shed more than 100 pounds without surgery and […]

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China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

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Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and containers worth $57.6 billion since 1992, the first year it disclosed data. So when the country announced last year that it finally had enough of everybody else's junk, governments the world over knew they had a […]

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The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100

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survey, 53 percent of wealthy investors said they expected to live to 100. Hitting triple digits won’t be easy, but it’s not as outlandish as it used to be. The average Japanese woman now has a life expectancy of 87, OECD study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. For men, the gap […]

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Uber Pulls Out of Southeast Asia, Selling Operation to Rival Grab

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Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, withdrawing from yet another fast-growing region to end a war of attrition with a fierce local rival. Under the agreement, Grab will acquire all of Uber’s operations in a region of 620 million people, including food delivery service UberEats. The U.S. ride-hailing […]

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