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Amazon's Whole Foods grab could be 'a brilliant combination'


A Moody's analyst described the Amazon-Whole Foods deal as a "transformative transaction, not just for food retail, but for retail in general". John Mackey will continue as chief executive of Whole Foods , and the company's headquarters will remain in Austin, Texas. Read More »

More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort town

Firefighters battling a wildfire in south-west Utah said they had had a "good day" Sunday in their fight to contain a 42,800-acre fire. In Utah, more than a thousand firefighters are still struggling to contain a huge fire that started on June 17 near Brian Head, a ski town. Read More »

Sentencing hearing today for ex-nurse serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer


Wettlaufer has admitted to injecting patients with insulin with the intent to kill them, in 14 cases that stretched from 2007 to 2016. Wettlaufer stopped nursing, the court heard, after she was transferred to a new job where she would be working with diabetic children, claiming she did not trust herself in the situation. Read More »

Supreme Court rules in favor of adoption rights, but Gorsuch dissents


The Arkansas Department of Health claimed that only the birth mother was listed because the state has an interest in recording a child's biological heritage. "Today's decision means that millions of married same-sex couples across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that this type of blatant discrimination against their families will not stand. Read More »

'Critical need' for blood donations in Canada


However, the 400,000 population country still faces the challenge of inadequate blood supply, the minister said. "It's a gift that costs you nothing except your time as our bodies are capable of replacing the volume of blood you have lost quite quickly". Read More »

Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods


Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood? Amazon announced on Friday, June 16, that it will be acquiring Whole Foods ( WFM ) for $13.7 billion, in an all-cash deal. In contrast, Whole Foods is intimidating to customers seeking affordable prices: it has a strong brand but also high prices. " Whole Foods has a loyal following as a niche retailer", she said. Read More »

Dani Alves drops massive Man City transfer hint


Guardiola is said to be hoping to replicate his Barcelona model at City next season, and a player like Iniesta would certainly help him with his master plan. The Brazilian right-back has been widely linked with a possible switch to Man City. However, they have not been able to push through a deal for Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy and they could have a fight on their hands to sign Spurs full-back Kyle Walker , who is also wanted by Bayern Munich . Read More »

China's authorities tighten noose around online video content


The Financial Times points out that Sina Weibo invested in a video streaming site last November and counts on live stream advertisements to make money. The regulator didn't say what action had been taken, and Weibo declined to comment while it studies the order. Sin Weibo, which surpassed Twitter in market capitalization earlier this year, lost about US$1 billion (€900 million) in value on the NASDAQ exchange following the move. Read More »

Obama WH 'Choked' on Response to Russian Hacking — WashPost


Sent by courier from the CIA , a special intelligence briefing marked "eyes only" carried instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: Mr Obama and three senior aides. "We set out from a first-order principle that required us to defend the integrity of the vote", said former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough. Read More »

Biggest US banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests


For the third year in a row, all of America's 34 largest lenders were found to have sufficient capital buffers to pass the annual stress tests enacted by President Obama after the financial crisis. For example, Wells Fargo , a major lender to companies and for commercial real estate, estimated it would lose nearly $20 billion less than the $50.4 billion the Fed projected. Read More »

Leeds University awarded top rating in new official rankings


More than half of Russell Group institutions - considered among the best in the country - that entered the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) did not score a gold rating. Dominic Shellard, vice-chancellor of De Montfort University, said the results were a "massive game changer," adding that a "new hierarchies of universities" would be created as a result. Read More »

Serica Energy PLC (SQZ.L) Shares Moving On Volume


Ahead of its annual shareholder meeting, the FTSE 250 company said the insurance and travel businesses "continued their good start to the year" during the period from 1 February to 21 June, despite citing the backdrop of changing political and economic environment. Read More »

Brokers Issue New Targets On Proshares Ultra MSCI Emerging Markets (EET)

The country's dominance has only increased recently with the addition of US -traded firms including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chinese stocks will be included for the first time in a leading USA index of emerging market shares . President Mauricio Macri lifted capital controls since taking office in December 2015, but MSCI wanted to wait. It can therefore be a first step in accessing China's onshore equity market in a reassuring and controlled manner, before moving on to bigger and ... Read More »

Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

May's Conservatives need the support of the Protestant DUP's 10 lawmakers to have a majority in parliament, and some have called for the government to take a cross-party approach to Brexit given May's weakened position following the election . Read More »

Donnarumma rejects new AC Milan contract


The player evaluated it and made some evaluations that were not just economic, but he told us that he does not wish to renew the contract and his time with Milan will therefore conclude by June 30, 2018. He turned down a renewal offer from the Rossoneri reportedly worth €5million-a-year, a figure which would make him the current third-highest paid goalkeeper in the world. Read More »

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'


The shot fired at Scalise left perhaps hundreds of bullet fragments internally, many of which may never be removed because surgery might be more unsafe than leaving them in place, Sava said. Police stood alongside the fence at the field where the women's team often gathers for early morning practices. Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting. Read More »

Wall Street edges lower after Fed raises rates


The hike will push interest rates above 1 percent for the first time since the immediate aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Technology shares with declines included Apple , down 0.6 percent, Amazon, down 1.3 percent, Priceline, down 1.2 percent, and Tesla Motors, down 1.5 percent. Read More »