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Fellow discounter Lidl also increased its market share, from 4.4 per cent to 4.9 per cent. Tesco lost almost 2 percent after its sales grew 3.1 percent in the 12 weeks to December 31, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Grocery spend in the four weeks ending 30 December hit £10.5bn, a 3.7 per cent year-on-year rise, according to Nielsen retail data released today. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, said: "Overall supermarket sales increased in value by ...
  • Florida ranks low in best states to raise a family

    Florida ranks low in best states to raise a family

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    Three other Northeastern states made the top 10 in the rankings. A new study says IL ranks in the top 20 states to raise a family. The Palmetto State ranked 44th, trailing Georgia and Arkansas. Utah, Texas, Alaska, California , and Colorado were among the top 5 states with the most families with young kids whereas Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Florida, and West Virginia were states with fewest families with young kids.
  • China Inflation Rises 1.8% On Year In December

    China Inflation Rises 1.8% On Year In December

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    On a month-over-month basis, PPI increased 0.8% in December from a month earlier. However, the year-on-year PPI growth peaked in February and slowed to 4.9% in December, the lowest reading in more than a year, NBS data showed. "In particular, we believe that a further decline in producer price inflation - which is highly correlated with earnings growth among indebted industrial firms - will push the People's Bank (of China) to ease monetary policy over the course of this year", he said.
  • Dad uses kitchen knife to save baby from pit bull attack

    Dad uses kitchen knife to save baby from pit bull attack

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    He then tried shooting the dog but realized that his pistol was not loaded. The father then grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the dog to death, according to the story. According to Captain Brian Reid, the Chief of Falmouth's Police Department, the attack seems to have been unprovoked. "She is recovering well", an update on the GoFundMe page said Monday.
  • Judge dismisses standoff case vs. rancher Cliven Bundy, sons

    Judge dismisses standoff case vs. rancher Cliven Bundy, sons

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    The Nevada rancher who had his charges dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents is insisting that it's up to the states, not the federal officials, how to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. His defiance galvanized right-wing militia groups challenging USA government authority over vast tracts of public land... Prosecutors and the lead Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in the case did not make any statements in court on January 8.
  • Gardaí release second man arrested in Donegal in connection with murder investigation

    Gardaí release second man arrested in Donegal in connection with murder investigation

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    A Spokesperson for the Garda Press Office said: "The investigation is ongoing". The second of two men arrested by gardaí as part of the investigation into the murder of Denis Donaldson has been released without charge. Both are being questioned at Letterkenny Garda Station. The Real IRA admitted responsibility for his murder in 2009. The power-sharing executive between unionists and nationalists collapsed and Government restored direct rule to Northern Ireland a week later.
  • Fired Programmer James Damore Sues Google for Discrimination - Against White Men

    Fired Programmer James Damore Sues Google for Discrimination - Against White Men

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    It's an unjust world for conservative white males, say two who filed a lawsuit against Google Monday . Damore and Gudeman, who was reportedly dismissed from the firm following a confrontation with a Muslim colleague on an internal forum, alleged that the technology giant "employed illegal hiring quotas" to fill positions with its desired percentages of women and ethnic minority candidates, which they claimed discriminates against white male applicants.
  • Dunkin' Donuts Lunchtime Sandwiches Were A Dud

    Dunkin' Donuts Lunchtime Sandwiches Were A Dud

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    The scaled back menu will no longer have items that slow down service to customers. Much of the lineup remains, but the list of items being removed includes the Big N' Toasted Breakfast Sandwich, Strawberry Banana and Tropical Mango smoothies, the chicken salad sandwich and peach, caramel and mocha flavor shots.
  • 99-year-old Vikings Fan Gets Playoff Tickets

    99-year-old Vikings Fan Gets Playoff Tickets

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    The team tweeted a video of Millie finding out the good news on Monday, which included a very adorable reaction from the birthday girl herself: "You've gotta be kidding". Millie has attended a handful of Vikings games dating back to the old Met and even a road trip here and there, including to Lambeau Field "back in the day".
  • Kamala Mills: Invisible hands backed arrested hotelier, says

    Kamala Mills: Invisible hands backed arrested hotelier, says

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    Mumbai , Jan 9 Congress MLA Nitesh Rane today reiterated his demand for a CBI inquiry into the Kamala Mills inferno that had claimed 14 lives on a day police arrested a hotelier for allegedly sheltering three absconding owners of a pub who were booked for culpable homicide in connection with the fire tragedy.
  • Philippines protests China's militarization of Fiery Cross Reef in South China Sea

    Philippines protests China's militarization of Fiery Cross Reef in South China Sea

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    Malacañang, meanwhile, backed the statement of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana that a diplomatic protest should be filed if it will be proven that China has deployed soldiers and weapons on the Kagitingan Reef. They say this has left Beijing with a freer hand to pursue its goals in the South China Sea . Following recent reports that one of the Manila-claimed features in the South China Sea has been transformed into a fortified airbase, the Philippine government insists on pursuing ...
  • Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack inside Banda jail

    Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack inside Banda jail

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    Reportedly, both of them are in critical condition. A close aide of the MLA said that Ansari's condition was stable. His wife Afsa Ansari, who went to see him at the prison, also suffered a heart stroke. Notably, he has been elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly from the Mau constituency a record five times. He merged Quami Ekta Dal with the BSP in 2017, and won the state elections as a BSP candidate.
  • Good news for Haj pilgrims

    Good news for Haj pilgrims

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    Now, after the signing of the agreement, officials from both the countries will discuss on all the necessary formalities and technicalities so that Haj pilgrimage through sea route can be started in the coming years. Addressing the nation through the 39th edition of his "Mann ki Baat" radio programme, Prime Minister Modi said around 1,300 women have applied to travel for Hajj without a male guardian.
  • Reviewing the Insider Trends for Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)

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    About 6.52M shares traded. Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) has declined 8.26% since January 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.96% the S&P500. Among 9 analysts covering Aqua America Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.21 EPS, down 4.55% or $0.01 from last year's $0.22 per share.
  • Arshi Khan is back in the house

    Arshi Khan is back in the house

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    In tonight's episode, we see Shilpa, Hina, Vikas, Akash and Puneesh reunite with one of the evicted contestants for a game which is Arshi Khan . That way, nobody completed the task today. At first Puneesh gets a chance to prove meanest as he plans to destroy all the slippers that Shilpa had! If the competitor is able to pull off their mean plan then they have a chance to win the prize money.
  • Waking Up To Freezing Fog/Black Ice Tuesday Morning

    Waking Up To Freezing Fog/Black Ice Tuesday Morning

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    Fog is thick in spots and could worsen before sunrise at 8:06 a.m. but no advisory, at this time, is in place. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing Wednesday and Thursday, before falling into the teens on Thursday night with the passing of the next cold front.
  • Hounded by right-wing extremists, Hindu girl kills self

    Hounded by right-wing extremists, Hindu girl kills self

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    Dhanyashree, a B.Com student, was chatting with her friend, Santhosh, on Friday when they started discussing the futility of fighting over caste and religion. An Indian woman who tried to promote peace between Hindus and Muslims has committed suicide after being subjected to harassment and cyber-bullying .
  • North Korea to send cheer squad and athletes to Winter Olympics

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    North and South Korea agreed at their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday to resolve all inter-Korean matters through dialogue and to revive military talks to avert accidental conflict. However, North Korea has a massive artillery of guns and rockets lined up along the border of South Korea, many of them within range of Seoul, according to Popular Mechanics .
  • 13000 tourists stuck in Matterhorn town amid avalanche risk

    13000 tourists stuck in Matterhorn town amid avalanche risk

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    A police official in Zermatt, a tourist magnet for backpackers and millionaires alike, said the helicopter journey to the village of Taesch took abound three minutes. 'It surprised us a bit this year and we're trying to make the best of it, ' Ms Biner said. On Monday, the avalanche danger level was raised to the highest possible rating of five, with the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research warning that if triggered, the avalanches would have the possibility of ...
  • US considering whether virus might explain attacks on American diplomats in Cuba

    US considering whether virus might explain attacks on American diplomats in Cuba

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    State Department officials testified that it was "incomprehensible" Cuba's Communist government would not have been aware of what happened or who was responsible, though they stopped short of assigning direct blame to Havana. The AP has previously reported that brain abnormalities were found in the Americans who fell ill, specifically changes to the white matter tracts that form the brain's internal communication system.
  • Public concern over state capture led to inquiry decision, says Zuma

    Public concern over state capture led to inquiry decision, says Zuma

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    Jan 10 South African President Jacob Zuma said that he would appoint a commission to inquire into the graft allegations into the highest levels of the state. No longer an elected NEC member, he can attend in his capacity as former ANC president. Zuma had challenged the right of the Public Protector to call for a judicial inquiry and the appointment by the chief justice of a judge to head it, saying it was the president's prerogative whether to set up such an inquiry.