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Target vs. walmart: where can you get the better deal?

“In general, Target attracts younger, wealthier consumers who might not be as price-sensitive as Walmart shoppers” writes Megan Elliott for cheatsheet.com. Walmart promises shoppers “always low prices,” while Target tells people to “expect more, pay less.” But which chain really offers shoppers the best deals?. To find out, The Cheat Sheet compared prices on 14 equivalent items, from food to entertainment products, at a Walmart and Target store in San Diego, Calif. Source: cheatsheet.com Share This:

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Salesforce posts an all-around beat for its earnings, but investors aren’t thrilled

“It also reported deferred revenue (revenue that has been paid but not yet earned) of $US5.54 billion, up 29% year-over-year” writes Julie Bort for businessinsider.com.au. Salesforce had a full-on beat for its fiscal Q4 2017 quarter and raised its guidance for its full-year FY 2018, though shares fell on disappointment on that 2018 guidance anyway.And the all-important unbilled deferred revenue (or revenue that is under contract but not yet billed) is about $US9.0 billion, up 27% year over year. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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Republicans are hitting more roadblocks on their Obamacare repeal

“The Trump administration itself has been setting up the possibility of a slower timetable for repealing and replacing Obamacare” writes Bob Bryan for businessinsider.com.au. Conservative lawmakers are grumbling within their own party over the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, the law better known as Obamacare.The biggest emerging obstacle to the Republican plan to change the US healthcare system might be the GOP itself.A draft of the House GOP’s plan to repeal and replace the law that was leaked to Politico on Friday has already faced pushback from…

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Report: FBI once reached agreement to pay former British spy who authored Trump dossier

“The FBI reached an agreement to pay the former British spy who authored the dossier full of unverified claims of President Donald Trump’s ties to the Russian government, The Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the agreement” writes Jeremy Berke for businessinsider.com.au. The FBI had reached an agreement with Steele as early as October to pay him to continue his work, though the FBI did not end up paying Steele as the dossier became the center of a media storm, The Post reported. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appears to be attempting to clean up a messy situation after incendiary comments about black colleges

“They were, in other words, not providing better options, but the only options for these students” reports businessinsider.com.au. The statement came after she met with leaders of HBCUs, and implied that HBCUs and school vouchers, of which DeVos is a fierce supporter, similarly afford better options to students.It continued: The backlash was swift, with hundreds of comments appearing online to condemn the secretary’s words, highlighting that many HBCUs were created because black students could not attend white segregated schools. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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Test blasts simulate a nuclear attack on a U.S. port

“But forensic experts, who rely largely on nuclear test data collected years ago in Western deserts, lack a clear picture of how energy from a detonation would propagate in the highly saturated geology of many U.S. port cities” writes Richard Stone for sciencemag.org. Since the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government has mounted a major effort to prevent a nuclear bomb from being smuggled into a port.The tests offered a wealth of data on how seismic waves traverse the land-water interface, but they “were not instrumented to meet our needs,” VanHoose…

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Gunmen in east Ukraine ‘occupy Donetsk stadium’ amid standoff over coal blockade 

“Armed men have reportedly seized control of a stadium where England played in the 2012 European Championships, amid escalating tensions over trade between government and separatist controlled areas of eastern Ukraine” writes Telegraph View for telegraph.co.uk. A website associated with the Russian-backed separatists who control Donetsk reported that the take over was part of a move to place businesses controlled by Mr Akhmetov, whose empire includes factories and mines on both sides of the front lines, under “external administration.” The move came after the heads of the two Russian-backed break away states…

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Sir Philip Green puts £363m into pension fund of collapsed retailer BHS after bitter row and threats to strip his knighthood

“Pension trustees and politicians have hailed Sir Philip Green’s decision to contribute £363m to the BHS pension fund, settling a long-running row over who is responsible for the collapsed retailer’s retirement scheme” writes Jon Yeomans for telegraph.co.uk. The Topshop owner, who was vilified for his role in BHS’s failure last year after selling it for a token sum in 2015, will pay cash to settle a shortfall in the fund, which has around 20,000 members. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit deal ‘would lead to fracturing of UK trade’

“Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a special Brexit deal so Scotland can stay in the EU single market would lead to the “fracturing” of free trade within the UK, a group appointed to advise Ruth Davidson has warned” writes Telegraph View for telegraph.co.uk. It warned of a “gradual divergence” as Scotland continued to adopt new EU regulations and laws to comply with the single market, while the rest of the UK did not.A report into the First Minister’s blueprint for a “differentiated deal” found that it was neither “deliverable” nor in…

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Nissan warns of ‘adjustment’ to UK operations as Brexit terms become clearer

“If Britain fails to agree a trade deal with Europe and moves to World Trade Organisation tariffs, then this could have an impact on Nissan’s giant Sunderland plant which turns out 500,000 cars a year” writes Alan Tovey for telegraph.co.uk. “We would have to look at the degrees of change and adjust our business to take into account whatever this new trading platform would be,” the Nissan executive said, adding the decision to build the new cars at Sunderland was based on “a set of circumstances” at a point in…

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