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Retail’s toughest year: A record for store closings

Retail’s toughest year: A record for store closings
by Chris Isidore   @CNNMoney December 26, 2017: 11:11 AM ET The traditional retail industry just capped one of its most difficult years with a successful holiday shopping season. The question is, will that be enough to save stores on the brink? '; var storytext = document.getElementById('storytext'); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight…

‘Civilians killed’ in Saudi raids in Yemen’s Taiz

‘Civilians killed’ in Saudi raids in Yemen’s Taiz
At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a series of Saudi-led air raids on a market in southwestern Yemen. Sources told Al Jazeera that coalition raids struck Souk al-Shahra, a popular market in a Houthi-held area of Taiz province on Tuesday, some 200km southwest of the capital, Sanaa. At least 13 civilians were…

White Christmas sweeps US states

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Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 Southampton
Harry Kane: Tottenham striker reflects on 'amazing' yearHarry Kane grabbed another hat-trick and broke the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year as Tottenham thrashed Southampton at Wembley. The Spurs and England striker headed home his 37th league goal of 2017 on 22 minutes to surpass Alan Shearer's landmark, which…

Check out the best post-holiday sales – CNN Video

Check out the best post-holiday sales  – CNN Video
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World’s most exposed place to tear gas is in Palestine

World’s most exposed place to tear gas is in Palestine
Aida Refugee Camp in the occupied West Bank is the most exposed place to tear gas on the planet, according to a ground-breaking new study. The report by the Human Rights Centre of the University of California at Berkeley finds that Israel's security forces are guilty of carrying out "widespread", "frequent" and "indiscriminate" use of…

Egypt executes 15 over Sinai attacks

Egypt executes 15 over Sinai attacks
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sinai has seen waves of attacks by militants in recent years Egypt has hanged 15 militants who were convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013, authorities say. The executions were carried out on Tuesday at two prisons in the north of the country,…

Boxing Day – team news & build-up for 3pm games

Boxing Day – team news & build-up for 3pm games
Premier League - including Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester City & West Ham United - Live - BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary Six matches at 15:00 GMT Man Utd 0-2 Burnley - Barnes & Defour for Clarets Bournemouth 1-1 West Ham - Gosling levels for Cherries Huddersfield 1-0 Stoke - Tom Ince strikes Watford 0-1 Leicester…

There’s a good chance your holiday returns will end up in a landfill

There’s a good chance your holiday returns will end up in a landfill
Returning an unwanted holiday present? There's a good chance it could end up in a landfill. 5 billion pounds of returned items end up in the trash heap, according to Optoro, a tech company that helps major retailers manage their returns. Not only are these returns environmentally unfriendly, but they are costing retailers a fortune.…

Heroin’s children: My life inside the US opioid crisis

Heroin’s children: My life inside the US opioid crisis
Life expectancy in the United States dropped for the second consecutive year in 2016 and is fuelled by a surge in fatal drug overdoses, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   As the US is facing the worst drug crisis in its history, a generation of children is being neglected, abandoned…

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