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Sprouts drops nearly 10% as Amazon cuts prices at Whole Foods

Sprouts drops nearly 10% as Amazon cuts prices at Whole Foods

Finance
Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market and other grocery stocks fell again Monday as Amazon.com rolled out price cuts at Whole Foods stores.Sprouts fell nearly 10 percent, Supervalu lost more than 2 percent and Target fell 1 percent. Wal-Mart closed about three-fourths of a percent lower. Kroger trimmed losses to close 0.1 percent lower, while Costco recovered losses to close 0.07 percent higher. The six stocks have erased nearly $ 12 billion from their combined market capitalization since Wednesday's close, the day before Amazon announced it would complete its deal to buy Whole Foods Market on Monday and cut prices on many products, including bananas, organic avocados and organic Fuji apples.On Monday, the price of an organic avocado at a Whole Foods location on New York's Upper East Side was ...
Nearly 4 million people die from asthma each year, says COPD

Nearly 4 million people die from asthma each year, says COPD

Health
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 -- Two major chronic lung diseases -- asthma and COPD -- kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report finds.The study calculates that 3.2 million people died in 2015 from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) -- a group of lung conditions that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, often tied to smoking. Asthma caused another 400,000 deaths, the report found.While asthma is more common, COPD is much more deadly. And while both conditions can be treated, many people remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. In addition, in many countries, treatment -- if it exists at all -- may be at insufficient levels, the research team added."Although much of the burden [from these illnesses] is either preventable or treatable with affordable interventions, ...
Wilko opens redundancy talks with nearly 4,000 staff

Wilko opens redundancy talks with nearly 4,000 staff

Business
High-street retailer Wilko has begun a redundancy consultation with nearly 4,000 staff members as it reorganises its business.Up to 1,000 senior supervisor roles and a "significant amount" of customer service posts will be created under the plans, the firm said.The chain, whose headquarters is in Worksop, saw pre-tax profits fall 80% to £5.1m, in the year up to 28 January.The GMB trade union is also being consulted over the changes.The firm, which sells homeware and household goods, has more than 400 stores across the UK.'Not positive results'Retail director Anthony Houghton said the changes would help it "stay relevant" to customers.He added like-for-like sales had increased "despite the challenging retail landscape", but said this was "not translating into positive results".Wilko's move
Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed

Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed

Technology
Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee.The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population.The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server.Anyone could access the data as long as they had a link to it.Political biases exposedThe huge cache of data was discovered last week by Chris Vickery, a cyber-risk analyst with security firm UpGuard. The information seems to have been collected from a wide range of sources - from posts on controversial banned threads on the social network Reddit, to committees that raised funds for the Republican Party.The informati...
Bella Hadid nearly exposes everything in tiny bralette

Bella Hadid nearly exposes everything in tiny bralette

Entertainment
INSTAGRAMREVEALING ALL: Bella nearly exposed herself in the raunchy braletteThe supermodel posed in front of a black backdrop in an all matching ensemble.Taking a picture in a mirror, the 20-year-old showed off her killer cleavage with an amber bralette and matching trousers.But Bella nearly suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she posed for the picture.INSTAGRAMNIPPLES: Bella showed off her nipples in NYC earlier this weekThigh brows: New craze Say hi to 'thigh brows' the craze that has become the new cleavage. Instagram babes flaunt the fold between their thigh and crotch, see them in pictures.Instagram Demi Rose Mawby exposes cleavage and thigh brow Fans commented on her outrageous look on social media.One said: "Beautiful as always."Another added: "So very beau