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Apple store evacuated 'after iPad explodes'

Apple store evacuated 'after iPad explodes'

Technology
An Apple store in the Netherlands was evacuated after an iPad battery exploded and released noxious fumes into the air, according to reports. Three members of staff at the shop in Amsterdam had breathing problems and were treated at the scene, the city's fire service said in a tweet.A member of the fire service suggested a damaged battery was to blame, according to Dutch website iCulture.Employees at the store reportedly put the iPad in a bucket of sand following the "explosion", although there was no smoke or fire. The store has since reopened following the incident on Sunday.In December, Apple admitted slowing down old iPhone devices with low-capacity batteries, claiming it was a way of protecting the devices' components.Amid a wave of class action lawsuits over the "...
M&S in new phase of store closures

M&S in new phase of store closures

Business
Marks & Spencer is implementing the latest round of its store closure programme this weekend as it battles to improve its fortunes. Seven more of the retailer's clothing shops will be shutting their doors for the last time on Saturday.The latest closures are in Falkirk, Kettering, Newmarket, New Mersey Speke, Northampton, Stockton and Walsall.In all, M&S plans to close 100 shops by 2022, as announced in May. It says the turnaround is "vital" for its future.Profits at Marks & Spencer fell by almost two-thirds to £176.4m last year, following a costly business overhaul. M&S warns more stores could close M&S 'should look at Amazon tie-up' M&S has said the vast majority of the staff working in the stores ...
House of Fraser store closures to go ahead

House of Fraser store closures to go ahead

Business
House of Fraser has settled a legal row with a group of landlords removing one hurdle to a potential rescue deal. The deal means the department store chain can go ahead with its plan to close 31 of its 59 shops in January.The landlords had argued slashing rents on remaining stores was unfair to them, putting the rescue plan in jeopardy.However, the deal will not be enough to safeguard House of Fraser's future, with it now urgently seeking fresh investment in order to survive.House of Fraser said it was now "focused on concluding discussions with interested investors" and the out-of-court settlement with the landlords had removed "any risk to those discussions".Potential suitors for the chain include Philip Day, owner of Edinburgh...
'All of Us' biobank to store 34 million samples for medical research

'All of Us' biobank to store 34 million samples for medical research

Health
July 11 (UPI) -- On the sprawling Mayo Clinic campus in Minnesota, a 60,000-square foot-building houses one of the most important projects of the esteemed 154-year-old medical institution. Eventually, the climate-controlled, highly secured building in Rochester will hold 34 million samples -- blood, urine and saliva -- collected from 1 million people. The National Institute of Health's All of Us project is collecting those samples from volunteers around the nation in a quest for detailed health profiles to advance medical care worldwide. "If we take a look at medical research, drug discoveries, diagnostic discoveries, how to detect disease, all of this is research," Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, program director for the Mayo Clinic Biobank, told UPI. "All of the researchers use repositories. Yo...
6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at a Grocery Store

6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at a Grocery Store

Health
There’s a right way to do your grocery shopping — and, almost by definition, a wrong way. In search of higher profits, supermarkets try to woo you with products that are more convenient, but also more expensive. These products include ready-made items that can be prepared much more cheaply at home, produce you’d be better off buying in its simplest form, and non-food items that are significantly less expensive at other retailers.I asked a couple of budget-minded bloggers to help me identify which supermarket offerings can blow your food budget — and then I ran the numbers myself. (To avoid having the results skewed by the high grocery prices in New York City, where most of MONEY’s staff lives, I used pricing from a Kroger supermarket in Mount Pleasant, Mich.)Here are the items to avoid.Pre