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UK stabbing risk highest for children straight after school, study finds

November 7, 2018 |

Children are most likely to become victims of stabbings as they walk home from school, a London study has found, as its authors warn of the “endemic” nature of knife crime among youths in the UK capital.
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Japan’s youth suicide rate highest in 30 years

November 6, 2018 |

More Japanese children and teenagers killed themselves between 2016 and 2017 than in any year since 1986, according to a new government report.
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US Budget Deficit Surges to Highest Level in 6 Years

October 15, 2018 |

The federal budget deficit has surged to $ 779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Trump’s tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending. The Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit climbed $ 113 billion from fiscal 2017,…
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Iran Wants UN’s Highest Court to Reverse Trump Move

August 27, 2018 |

Iran went to the United Nations’ highest court Monday in a bid to have US sanctions lifted following President Trump’s decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move “naked economic aggression.” Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump…
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Target’s Sales Growth Highest in More Than a Decade

August 22, 2018 |

Target said same-store sales rose at the fastest rate in more than a decade, buoyed by efforts to improve locations and e-commerce capabilities as well as a booming economy.
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Sweden Has a New Highest Point

August 3, 2018 |

Sweden’s (former) highest peak has been taken down a few notches, thanks to the summer heat wave currently scorching Europe. Until recently, a glacier perched atop the southern peak of the Kebnekaise mountain rose higher than any other point in the country. But, as of Wednesday, it had melted so…
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Bank of England Raises Rates to Highest Level in Nearly a Decade

August 2, 2018 |

The Bank of England raised its benchmark interest rate for only the second time in a decade, as worries over inflation trumped concerns about Brexit and a brewing global trade war.
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Rising fuel costs help drive inflation to highest rate in six years

July 12, 2018 |

Consumer prices rose in June at the fastest pace in more than six years, lifted by more expensive gas, car insurance and higher rent.

The Labor Department said Thursday that inflation jumped 2.9% from a year earlier, the largest annual gain since February 2012. Core prices, which exclude the volatile…


L.A. Times – Business

This Is the Highest Spot on Planet for Amazon Deliveries

July 2, 2018 |

A writer for the Atlantic tried delivering packages for Amazon for a single day in San Francisco and came to regret it . The same isn’t true for Eshay Rangdol. The New York Times takes a fascinating look at the lengths—or, rather, heights—Amazon is going to in order to…
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GOP tax overhaul prompts drugmakers to buy back shares at highest rate in at least a decade

May 28, 2018 |

Drugmakers, whose industry pricing faced renewed scorn this month from President Trump, have been taking advantage of the GOP tax overhaul he signed last year to buy back shares of their own underperforming stocks.

Large-cap biopharmaceutical companies took advantage of repatriation of overseas…


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