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Dixons Carphone shares dive on profits warning

Dixons Carphone shares dive on profits warning

Business
Shares in Dixons Carphone have sunk by nearly 20% after it warned of a sharp fall in profits this year.The mobile phone and electrical goods retailer also said it would close 92 of its more than 700 Carphone Warehouse standalone stores this year.It expects pre-tax profits for 2017-18 to be £382m, but it predicts profits will fall to £300m in 2018-19.Chief executive Alex Baldock said "nobody is happy with our performance" but the problems were all "fixable".The company blamed "challenges" in the market for mobile phones and mobile services, including a declining market for long-term mobile contracts and people not renewing their handsets as frequently. It had also seen weaker demand for computers. Six reasons behind th...
CDC expands warning to consumers over tainted romaine lettuce

CDC expands warning to consumers over tainted romaine lettuce

Health
The Centers for Disease Control is expanding its warning over romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli. The lettuce is responsible for at least 53 people falling ill, including 31 hospitalizations, in 16 states. The CDC had previously warned consumers only about chopped romaine lettuce, but is now saying anyone who purchased any type of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, region should throw it out. "Based on new information, CDC is expanding its warning to consumers to cover all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region," the CDC said in a statement. "This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine. "Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant u...
Trump's warning on talks with North Korea's Kim

Trump's warning on talks with North Korea's Kim

World
Donald Trump has said he wants a successful meeting with Kim Jong Un, but warned he will call the talks off if he does not think they will produce results.The President told reporters on Wednesday: "If I think that it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful, we're not going to go."If the meeting when I'm there is not fruitful, I will respectfully leave the meeting."Video:August 2017: 22 times Trump took on North KoreaMr Trump was speaking at a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida.He said that his campaign of "maximum pressure" on North Korea would continue until Pyongyang gave up nuclear weapons.North Korea has continued to pursue its nuclear programme and missile tests over recent years, ignoring international condemnation and UN sanctions.However, it has...
Facebook: Cambridge Analytica warning sent to users

Facebook: Cambridge Analytica warning sent to users

Technology
Facebook members can discover whether they are among the 87 million potential users whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica.Every account holder is being sent one of two notices informing them whether their data was breached.The tech giant said people will also be shown what apps they use and what data those apps may have gathered.Facebook has additionally suspended a data analytics firm called Cubeyou, ahead of an investigation.The tech giant will look into into whether Cubeyou collected data for academic purposes and then used it commercially, following a partnership with Cambridge University in the UK.The investigation follows allegations reported by CNBC, regarding a personality quiz called "You Are What You Like", also known as "Apply Magic Sauce".Cubeyou denies the allegations...
How effective are earthquake early warning systems?

How effective are earthquake early warning systems?

Science
Earthquake early warning detection is more effective for minor quakes than major ones.This is according to a new study from the United States Geological Survey.Seismologists modelled ground shaking along California's San Andreas Fault, where an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 or more is expected within 30 years.They found that warning time could be increased for residents if they were willing to tolerate a number of "false alarms" for smaller events.This would mean issuing alerts early in an earthquake's lifespan, before its full magnitude is determined. Those living far from the epicentre would occasionally receive warnings for ground shaking they could not feel."We can get [greater] warning times for weak ground motion levels, but we can't get long warning times for strong shaking," Sarah Mi...