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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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Agent: D. Johnson hurt in fall ahead of Masters

7:52 PM ET ESPN.com news services AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson took a serious fall on a staircase Wednesday and injured his lower back, and his manager said it was uncertain whether the world’s No. 1 golfer would be able to play in the Masters. It was a stunning development on an otherwise quiet day at Augusta National, where the course was shut down at 1:30 p.m. because of storms. The real calamity struck a few hours later. Dustin Johnson took what his agent called a “serious fall” down a ...

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Chinese exports fall as Beijing braces for Trump

America’s complicated, critical trade relations with China Donald Trump has attacked China for using underhanded means to boost its exports at America’s expense. But right now, the view from Beijing isn’t looking so rosy. Chinese exports fell 2% last year, according to official data released Friday. That’s the biggest annual decline since 2009. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Sports Direct chairman lambasts critics as profits fall

Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell has lambasted critics of the sportswear firm, saying an “extreme political, union and media campaign” has damaged its reputation. Sports Direct also reported a big drop in half-year profits, which it blamed partly on the fall in the pound. The retailer, which has been criticised over working conditions, said reported pre-tax profits fell 25% to £140.2m. However, the firm added that it would be buying a corporate jet for £40m. Chief executive Mike Ashley said the past six months had been “tough for our people ...

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Russian chess master Yuri Yeliseyev dies in Moscow fall

Russian chess master Yuri Yeliseyev, 20, has died after apparently plunging from a balcony on the 12th floor of a Moscow apartment block. A fellow chess grandmaster, Daniil Dubov, said Yeliseyev had been trying to reach another balcony but slipped. Yeliseyev reportedly practised parkour, an urban challenge which involves climbing or leaping across roofs, fences or other man-made obstacles. He became world junior chess champion in 2012 and was a grandmaster aged 17. He won the Moscow Open 2016 chess tournament and ranked 42nd among Russian grandmasters. His world ranking ...

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Coming Fall 2017, EA Suggests

The previously announced Star Wars Battlefront 2 will come out during fall 2017, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen strongly suggested during an earnings call today. He said it’s coming “a year from now,” according to Polygon. He added, “We’re working very hard on making sure that is an extremely deep and engaging offering.” The game will have “bigger and better worlds,” Jorgensen said during a previous call. He added that it will make use of content from “the new movies,” though he didn’t name any outright. The first Battlefront only ...

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Samsung’s mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster

It’s not a great time to be working in Samsung’s mobile division. The South Korean manufacturer reported its earnings this week, and the results illustrate just how hard a hit the company took from its double recall of the Galaxy Note 7. Company-wide net profits fell 16.8% to $ 4 billion, while its mobile division reported a staggering 96% net profit loss year-over-year (from $ 2.1 billion in 2015 to just $ 88 million today). The news wasn’t all bad for Samsung — its 3D NAND / V-NAND business has ...

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Records fall in Oklahoma-Texas Tech air show

2:47 AM ET LUBBOCK, Texas — Oklahoma‘s wild 66-59 win Saturday night over Texas Tech produced a number of record-breaking performances on both sides. At least seven FBS records were broken or tied, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. The Sooners and Red Raiders shattered the FBS record for combined yards in a game with 1,708 — both sides finished with 854 yards apiece. The previous record of 1,640 yards was set by San Jose State and Nevada in 2001. Patrick Mahomes II led the Texas Tech offense to ...

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China’s first space station will fall back to Earth in 2017

China launched its first space station in 2011, and managed to successfully use it intermittently for several years longer than originally planned. Now, the Tiangong-1 module is heading for a crash landing on Earth. However, China doesn’t know exactly when it’s coming down. That has fed speculation that all communication with the module has been lost, meaning it could come down almost anywhere. The best estimate of reentry China has given is sometime in the second half of 2017. That would indicate a slowly decaying orbit. China announced in March ...

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