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U.S. July Fourth cookouts feel the heat of soaring food prices

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CHICAGO, June 30 (Reuters) – Summer cookouts are getting more expensive ahead of the U.S. Independence Day holiday, forcing Americans to make tough decisions about how they celebrate. Prices for barbecue items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and lemonade climbed 17% compared with a year ago,......

Moscow mall opens for Russian business after big brand exodus

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This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) – Western fashion brands are conspicuous by their absence at a gleaming new shopping centre on the outskirts of Moscow – and customers say they scarcely miss them. Following......

Walgreens keeps forecast as waning COVID vaccine demand weighs

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June 30 (Reuters) – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O)on Thursday maintained its full-year earnings forecast due to declining COVID vaccinations, even as the drugstore retailer beat quarterly estimates on the back of strength in its UK-based Boots business. Shares of the second-biggest U.S. drugstore retailer by store count fell 4%......

S&P 500 limps to slightly lower close as quarter-end looms

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U.S. economy contracted in Q1; consumer spending revised lower General Mills rises as sales beat on higher prices Bed Bath & Beyond replaces CEO, shares tumble Dow up 0.27%, S&P down 0.07%, Nasdaq off 0.03% NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended a seesaw session slightly down......

Biden administration throws support behind potential F-16 sale to Turkey

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter taking part in the U.S.-led Saber Strike exercise flies over Estonia June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – The Biden administration threw its support on Wednesday behind the potential sale of U.S.......

H&M profit jumps as shoppers hit stores after pandemic

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The H&M clothing store is seen in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, June 29 (Reuters) – H&M (HMb.ST), the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, reported a forecast-beating 33% increase in March-May profit on Wednesday......

Two suspects charged after death of 51 migrants in sweltering Texas truck

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 28 (Reuters) – At least 51 migrants have died after being trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck found abandoned in Texas, authorities said on Tuesday, as two Mexican nationals tied to the smuggling incident were charged in U.S. federal court. The deceased migrants, 39 men and......

Amazon places purchase limit on emergency contraceptive pills

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June 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has placed a temporary purchase limit of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills, the company said on Tuesday. The move comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women’s constitutional right to......

Marine Serre stretches style traditions at Paris Fashion Week

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PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) – French label Marine Serre sent athletes and artists to stroll a track field runway on Saturday evening, showcasing a sport-inspired wardrobe infused with artistic references in an all-ages, open-to-the-public fashion show. Like Olympic opening ceremonies, delegations succeeded one another. First up was a squad of......

India plans safety rating system for passenger cars

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Traffic moves on a road in a heat haze during hot weather on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, June 25 (Reuters) – India will introduce a safety rating system for passenger cars – a......

U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) – The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s......

Russian e-commerce firm Ozon starts selling goods via parallel imports mechanism

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This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 23 (Reuters) – Russian e-commerce firm Ozon (OZON.O) said on Thursday it had started selling goods through a parallel imports mechanism on its platform, benefiting from legislation Russia has brought in......

Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone’s voice

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LAS VEGAS, June 22 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother — or anyone else. The online retailer is developing a system to let Alexa mimic any voice after hearing less than a minute......

Thousands march in Quito after night of Ecuador protest violence

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QUITO, June 22 (Reuters) – Thousands of indigenous protesters held a peaceful march through Ecuador’s capital, Quito, on Wednesday to demand that President Guillermo Lasso address price rises that have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country. Disquiet over costs for fuel, food and other basics has exploded into......

Italy’s Saipem sets terms for cash call, shares drop 15%

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A Saipem logo in seen on the bridge of the Saipem 10000 deepwater drillship in Genoa’s harbour, Italy, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register New shares offered at 1.013 euros each Capital hike to run from June 27 to July 11 Core......

Big Tech bill advocates and critics keep pressure on U.S. lawmakers

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The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – Supporters of a U.S. bill aimed at reining in Big Tech platforms like Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) have flooded lawmakers with......

Amazon names veteran Herrington as head of consumer business

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday named Doug Herrington as the head of its consumer business, tasking the......

Cape Verde budgets $85 million to cushion Ukraine war fallout

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Cape Verde’s Prime Minister Jose Ulisses Correia e Silva arrives for the first day of a European Union- African Union summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, February 17, 2022. John Thys/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAIA, June 20 (Reuters) –......

Primark to trial Click & Collect but online delivery still off the agenda

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The Primark logo can be seen on windows at Primark’s new Spanish flagship store in Madrid, Spain, October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea Comas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register To trial Click & Collect on children’s products Primark sales up 81% in third quarter Parent AB Foods’ sales......

As Thailand greenlights cannabis, patients welcome cheaper supplies

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A customer holds up a piece of cannabis at the Highland Cafe, after it was removed from the narcotics list under Thai law, in Bangkok, Thailand, June 9, 2022. Picture taken June 9, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BANGKOK, June 20 (Reuters) –......

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