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US shares suffer sharpest drop in months

US shares suffer sharpest drop in months

10 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Shares on Wall Street suffered their sharpest one-day falls in months, as investor fears about rising interest rates, inflation, trade tensions intensified. The tech-heavy Nasdaq led the declines, sliding 4%, or 315.9...
Sears shares falter on bankruptcy fears

Sears shares falter on bankruptcy fears

10 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sears has closed hundreds of stores in recent years Shares in Sears Holdings plunged by more than 30% on Wednesday following a report that the US retail chain was preparing to file for bankruptcy. The firm was...
Being born in the wrong ZIP code can shorten your life

Being born in the wrong ZIP code can shorten your life

Newly released data on life expectancy across the U.S. shows that where we live matters for how long we live. A person in the U.S. can expect to live an average of 78.8 years, according to the most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Walmart planning ‘net-connected trolley’

Walmart planning ‘net-connected trolley’

10 October 2018 Image copyright Walmart Image caption A drawing of how a biometric trolley may work US retail giant Walmart has applied for a patent for a smart shopping trolley that can track a shopper’s heart rate, temperature, grip and walking speed. Such a...
Resistance is a long game

Resistance is a long game

What does resistance really look like? In the United States, at least since November 2016, the idea of resistance seems to reflect a broadly imagined popular opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump. At best that sentiment shows up in thousands of grassroots...
Rihanna urges US fans to register to vote

Rihanna urges US fans to register to vote

Rihanna and the celebs urging fans to register to vote 10 October 2018 Related Topics US mid-terms 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rihanna urged fans to register to vote Rihanna has joined a number of celebrities urging their followers to register to...

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