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XPO Logistics Inc. reported stronger-than-expected profits and revenue, riding a surge in online shopping that drove demand for the company’s logistics and specialized delivery businesses.
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B.C. coroner investigating death of three-year-old girl at hospital

VANCOUVER - The BC Coroners Service says it is investigating the death of a three-year-old girl at Abbotsford Regional Hospital earlier this month. The service says Nimrat Kaur Gill's family took her to the hospital emergency ward on Feb. 6 and she was discharged home the same day. The next day
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U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidence of a program violation that would warrant termination.
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Govt may reintroduce import duty on wheat

With stocks set to cross a record 96 mn tonnes, duty will help ensure payment of MSP to farmers
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Miners back in black as metals rally lifts profit after

BHP Billiton and Anglo American both announced a return to profit, less than two weeks after Rio Tinto doubled its dividend after doing the same.
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Ocado CEO Tim Steiner pockets Ł1.2m of shares

Tim Steiner, a former Goldman banker, will be given the cash if Ocado hits targets by 2020. He started Ocado in 2000 after quitting his New York job after eight years.
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MARKET REPORT: Builder Galliford Try hikes dividend 23%

Shares soared when the market opened as profit climbed 19 per cent to Ł63m. Revenue in the six months to December 31 was up 3 per cent to Ł1.3bn.
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HSBC profits sink as it fights 37 legal battles

The boss of HSBC has been forced to take a bonus cut over money laundering failings at the bank. Stuart Gulliver took home Ł5.7million last year, down from Ł7.4million in 2015.
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US shares hit new record after lift from giant stores

Grocery chain Wal-Mart Stores was the highest riser as trading began, climbing 3 per cent as the group reported strong online sales over the Christmas period.
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Ministers refuse to interfere on LSE deal 

City minister Simon Kirby last night insisted he could not express a view on Frankfurt-based Deutsche Boerse's bid to seize control of the 216-year-old institution.
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Asda Christmas trade is worse than rivals

Sales in the three months to December 31 fell 2.9 per cent excluding fuel, handing Asda its tenth consecutive quarterly decline.
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DAILY BRIEFING: Yahoo takes Ł281m hit after cyber attacks

Verizon had agreed to buy the internet firm for Ł3.6bn in July. But at the end of last year Yahoo revealed hackers had attacked it in 2013, stealing email addresses, passwords and dates of birth.
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Intercontinental Hotels shares hit record high

The Holiday Inn owner issued a cash return as it reported a 1.8 per cent rise in revenue per room in 2016. It sent the share price soaring to 4029p although it dropped back to 3879p.
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Noel Munzabwa:Sports Correspondent THE ongoing CAF A course in the capital provided more than just football technical expertise when participants were allegedly involved in a physical scuffle at the w
Sikhumbuzo Moyo in BULAWAYO IT’S now official, lanky forward Roderick Mutuma last night signed a one-year renewable deal with Bulawayo giants Highlanders, ending weeks of speculation.Both the club and
Ray Bande in MUTARE FORMER Premiership side Buffaloes’ right-back Simbarashe “Smallie” Nyauzima collapsed during a pre-season training session at Mutare Showgrounds and died on the way to hospital on
Grace Chingoma:Senior Sports Reporter DYNAMOS skipper Ocean Mushure says they will be out to heal the wounds from their last battle against bitter rivals CAPS United when the giants clash in a ZNA Arm
Mehluli Sibanda :Senior Sports Reporter A SENSATIONAL bowling show made up for a dismal batting performance as Zimbabwe’s Chevrons staged one of the greatest comeback stories in ODI history at Harare
Petros Kausiyo: Deputy Sports Editor FIFA secretary-general Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura is set to accompany world football governing body’s president Gianni Infantino on his high-profile visit to Zimbab
The Los Angeles Lakers promoted Magic Johnson to president of basketball operations Tuesday and with the NBA trade deadline a... Read More »
The Boston Celtics have some pretty big decisions to make about the direction of their franchise, and they have multiple... Read More »

Popular Travel

The Latest: Authorities: No flood evacuations yet in Dayton

RENO, Nev. - The Latest on heavy snow and rain in northern Nevada (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Lyon County officials say a storm water retention pond is overflowing in Dayton but no homes currently
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Mardi Gras flash mob leads to marriage proposal

Revelers in Galveston, Texas, watched a surprise marriage proposal.
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See this, skip that: Paris

The appeal of Paris is as universal as it is timeless.
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LA the world's most traffic-clogged city, study says

Study cites low fuel prices and a stable economy.
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Valentine's treats at Goofy's Candy Co.

Behind the counter at Disney World's candy haven.
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Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

The Great Zimbabwe, the ruined city in Zimbabwe once used to justify white domination, is now a focus of the ZANU-PF party’s efforts to retain power.
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Kushner trial ends in settlement with N.J. condo owners

The end of the lawsuit could mark the beginning of more discussions between the developer and Landings at Harborside residents who claimed Jared Kushner failed to deliver on the planned $600 million u
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Lowe's job cuts hit home at N.C. headquarters

Lowe's is cutting 525 staff in the latest round as part of a reshuffle        
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Daniel Jacobs leans on Andre Ward and a 'Hulk' mind-set while readying for Gennady Golovkin

It seems that almost everything  Daniel Jacobs hears about his March 18 opponent, Gennady Golovkin, is that the mauler from Kazakhstan who’s won 23 consecutive fights by knockout is an unbeatable
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California Senate memorializes one of its own, former state Sen. Tom Hayden

Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 21, 2017, 4:31 p.m. This is Essential Politics, o
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Trump's too little, too late response to anti-Semitism

The headlines blared out “Trump Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism” as President Trump condemned anti-Semitism after touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday. 
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Anxious Oroville community searches for silver lining — and possible tourism boon — in dam crisis

With the heaviest surge from a week of storms over, state water officials said Tuesday they are once again considering shutting water off to Oroville Dam’s eroded main spillway to assess damage to
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Social Data Tools Provide Investing Intel Before Analysts Can

The ultimate value of a company isn’t determined by analysts, traders or stock charts, but rather by the consumers that choose to buy the company’s products, or not. Consumers are speaking out loud an
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Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News after his comments on pedophilia resurface

Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur whose comments on race and gender have been assailed by Democrats and Republicans alike, resigned Tuesday from his senior editor position at Breitba
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What explains CPAC's dance with Milo Yiannopoulos? The enemy of my enemy is my ally

On Saturday, Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the premier conservative confab, the Conservative Political Action Conference, announced on Twitter: “We thin
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