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Boots could be closing down hundreds of stores

Boots could be closing down hundreds of stores A significant number of stores at the retail group could be axed under the WBA's major restructuring plans, less than a month after the firm's latest accounts showed that profits at Boots UK stores had plunged by 18.3 per cent past year. In April the business reported it had suffered its "most difficult" quarter in the group's history as the business felt the impact of the struggling high street. [Full Article...]

Global Payments, Total System to merge in $21.5B stock deal

Global Payments, Total System to merge in $21.5B stock deal By not leveraging up, Global Payments in theory will be able to plow more funds into research and development. Global Payments and TSYS have 3.5 million mid-sized and small business customers and a network with 1,300 financial institutions. [Full Article...]

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's ex-wife pledges half her fortune to charity

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's ex-wife pledges half her fortune to charity It will take time and effort and care. "And I will keep at it until the safe is empty". The Giving Pledge mentioned her work along with Jeff Bezos in donating to marriage equality, cancer research, housing for the homeless and college scholarships for undocumented immigrants. [Full Article...]

Morrison sets course with new-look Cabinet

Morrison sets course with new-look Cabinet Fellow WA politician Ken Wyatt will be the first Indigenous person to be the Indigenous Affairs Minister, replacing Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion following his retirement. Victorian senator Mitch Fifield will quit the Senate and go to the United Nations as ambassador, after asking to leave. "I would have been very happy for Mitch to continue to serve in communications and the arts", ... [Full Article...]

Capital Region parades honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Capital Region parades honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day Outdoor program begins at 9:30 AM. NOTE: Our office will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day . The American Legion is planning a number of commemorations at town cemeteries, including Russellville Cemetery at 11:15 a.m.; Plainville Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.; Olde Hadley Cemetery at 11:50 a.m.; Hockanum Cemetery at 12:15 p.m.; Holy Rosary Cemetery at 12:40 and North Ha... [Full Article...]

Walmart employee finds snake in Texas shopping cart

They let out a loud scream, which caught the attention of a Northeast Police Department officer who was patrolling the area. It was a lesson one Walmart employee learned the hard way when they discovered a huge snake inside a shopping cart. [Full Article...]

Nationalists And Euroskeptics Are Here To Stay — EU Elections

Nationalists And Euroskeptics Are Here To Stay — EU Elections With the European citizens flocking to the polls more than in the last generation, the EPP Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber is seeking to become the next European Commission President, at any cost, noticeably having significant similarities in rhetoric with the Greens/EFA candidates Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts on the first steps of negotiations. [Full Article...]

Huawei founder praises and defends Apple, would protest if China banned it

Huawei founder praises and defends Apple, would protest if China banned it But Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told Bloomberg that he would protest a Chinese ban against Apple, calling the Cupertino company his "teacher". He added that Huawei would continue buying US products if the ban was to be lifted. The South China Morning Post has now confirmed that cooperation between Huawei and Microsoft has been suspended in the area of Windows operating systems for la... [Full Article...]


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