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Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years

UK retail sales posted their biggest quarterly fall in seven years in March, as the prices of everyday goods continued to climb. By volume, sales were down 1.4% on the preceding quarter, and down 1.8% compared with February 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. In the quarter, they fell across all types of shop except those selling textiles, clothing and footwear. But the total amount spent was still higher than a year ago. ‘Clouds gathering’ Kate Davies, senior statistician at the ONS, said: “This is the first time ...

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'Fate of the Furious' races to biggest global box office opening ever

The Formula of the Furious “The Fate of the Furious” crossed the finish line on Sunday as the biggest global opening in movie history. The eighth film in the popular “Fast and Furious” franchise raced to an estimated $ 532.5 million box office opening around the world this weekend, according to its studio Universal Pictures. That total beats the global record held by Disney(DIS)‘s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which made $ 529 million worldwide its opening weekend in 2015. There’s one caveat: “Force Awakens” didn’t have the benefit of ...

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'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever

The Formula of the Furious What’s the fate of the “Furious”? Possibly the biggest global opening in movie history. “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the popular “Fast and Furious” series, opens in the U.S. and 63 international markets, including China, the U.K. and Mexico, this weekend. It’s on track to gross more than $ 530 million worldwide, according to the film’s studio, Universal Pictures. That would break the global box office record held by Disney’s(DIS) “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which brought in $ 529 million ...

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'Huge advance' in fighting world's biggest killer

An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors. The results of the large international trial on 27,000 patients means the drug could soon be used by millions. The British Heart Foundation said the findings were a significant advance in fighting the biggest killer in the world. Around 15 million people die each year from heart attacks or stroke. Bad cholesterol is the villain in heart world – it leads to blood vessels furring up, becoming easy to block which ...

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Massive oil discovery in Alaska is biggest in 30 years

A history of oil’s booms and busts Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades. The massive find of conventional oil on state land could bring relief to budget pains in Alaska brought on by slumping production in the state and the crash in oil prices. The new discovery was made in just the past few days in Alaska’s North Slope, which was previously viewed as an aging oil basin. Spanish oil giant Repsol(REPYY) and its ...

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You had one job: Meet the firm behind the Oscars' biggest blunder

Watch: Best Picture mix-up on stage Before Sunday night, PricewaterhouseCoopers was known to the general public for one thing — counting Academy Awards ballots. Now it’s known for the most epic blunder in the history of the awards. The firm PwC admits that it was an error on its part that caused the best picture award to be mistakenly presented to La La Land instead of Moonlight on Sunday’s show, and it apologized for the error. Sunday’s flub strikes at the heart of why PwC has the high profile job ...

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Delta to own nearly half of Mexico's biggest airline

Protester: Trump will do a lot of harm to humanity Delta is making a big bet in Mexico. The airline announced Monday it plans to buy 32% of Aeromexico, the country’s oldest airline. Delta already owned shares of the Mexican airline, and its upcoming purchase brings Delta’s total stake to 49% of Aeromexico’s shares. The news sent Aeromexico’s stock soaring, up 16% Monday to an all-time high. Delta’s stock also popped up 2% by Monday afternoon. The deal is still subject to regulatory approval in Mexico and the U.S. Delta(DAL) ...

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The biggest winners and losers from Trumponomics

Ford CEO: Trump’s proposed tariffs ‘wouldn’t be positive’ If President-elect Donald Trump is able to get the economy growing at a faster clip, many giants of Corporate America will benefit. But there will also be some notable losers. The biggest beneficiaries are likely to be the companies that generate an overwhelming majority of their sales domestically. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Extreme science: the biggest, fastest and hottest breakthroughs of 2016

This year we pushed the boundaries of science to new extremes. We saw new levels of supercomputer performance, peeled the plastic off the biggest telescope and solar plant on earth, did the first-ever spectroscopy on antimatter, and even made liquid light. To start with, we put spinners on the world’s most powerful X-ray laser. The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a linear electron accelerator at Stanford. The X-ray laser is created by forcing electrons through a gauntlet of carefully spaced magnets, which provokes the emission of a beam of X-rays ...

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