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KFC chicken chain to drop buying birds pumped full of antibiotics used by human beings

The parent company of KFC said it will stop buying chicken that is raised using antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The announcement by the giant chicken chain came after years of pressure from food safety and consumer advocacy ...

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‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Power Rangers’ grab top spots at box office

LOS ANGELES – Not all reboots are created equal. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results. On the high end, Disney’s ...

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Why a Ferrari is like an Hermes Birkin bag

Ferrari wants to forget it’s a car and pretend it’s a handbag. The maker of supercars wants to be seen as a luxury good – to the consternation of some autos industry analysts. So, as Gadfly’s luxury goods writer (who ...

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How emojis became the modern world’s status symbols – and how they’ve crossed from messaging apps to real life

Emojis are crucial in getting your meaning across in text messages, and now they’re everywhere, from stationery to pyjamas. The next advance? Personalised symbols and stickers that match local cultures and customs Emojis are an inescapable part of modern life. ...

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Jack Ma to launch Alibaba’s regional distribution hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said. The hub would be sited ...

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90-Year-Old Mould Sold For Almost $15k

The idea that a bit of gross mould would be worth $US14,617 ($19,295) seems absurd until you realise it may be the most important mould to that was ever grown. Bonhams auctioned off the mould that belonged to Dr. Alexander ...

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TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

NEW YORK: Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc’s chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies. The London-based startup said on Tuesday that it had ...

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Amazon brushes off Brexit blues with 5,000 new jobs

Amazon joins Facebook, Google and Apple in announcing good news about jobs in the UK, despite uncertainties over Brexit. Amazon says it will create 5,000 jobs in the UK by the end of 2017. The number includes those working at ...

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Commercial space flights from UK by 2020 under new Govt plans

Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of the commercial spaceflight market will be launched later this week. Space ports could be set up and satellites could blast off from regions across the UK under new proposals set ...

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Nikon kills its DL line of 4K compacts without selling a single one

One year ago, Nikon announced the DL series — a new trio of cameras that looked ready to take at least a modest bite out of Sony’s dominant hold over the 4K compact corner of the camera market. Unfortunately it ...

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