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British fast food chain is booming thanks to growth in US

Americans are falling in love with a British sandwich chain.<p>Pret A Manger reported record sales on Tuesday, thanks to a boom in its American business.<p>"The highlights were a strong performance in the U.S. -- our newly opened Penn Station shop has the highest sales per square foot of any Pret in the …

Love

Tech giants are scrambling to get their hands on the 'hottest commodity on the planet'

Driven by the rise of battery gigafactories and game-changing Powerwall and energy storage businesses, the world now finds itself at the beginning of a lithium super cycle that is all about securing new supply, much of which is poised to come from lithium superstar Argentina.<p>We have Tesla in the …

Facebook's New Master Plan: Kill Other Apps

Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a 10-year master plan for Facebook. It's bold. It's savvy. And it glosses over a key detail: the dark side of making the world more connected.<p>At F8, the company mega-conference in San Francisco, the 31-year-old CEO delivered a keynote address in which, he said, over the …

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Budget airlines: 10 things to learn from Richard Quest | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in April 2016.<p>(CNN) — Last month Richard Quest took on his greatest Business Traveller challenge yet. He flew round the world in eight days, visiting nine countries, using 10 airlines -- all on low-cost carriers. The cost: $2,345.<p>Now you can …

Long Haul

How to Make Homemade Microwave Popcorn in a Paper Bag

<i>This article is part of</i> Epi Loves the Microwave, <i>our exploration (vindication?) of the appliance everybody loves to hate.</i><p>I love movie theater popcorn. …

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Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Earnings season is really revving up on Thursday.<p>Here are the five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Earnings bonanza:</b> Big U.S. banks Wells Fargo (WFC) and Bank of America (BAC) are reporting earnings ahead of the bell, alongside Delta Air Lines (DAL) and …

Wegmans Was Just Named the Best Grocery Chain in America

A 100-year-old grocery chain with stores across just six states along the East Coast has topped a recent survey ranking America’s favorite grocery …

How to lose weight for good: Diet for 12 months

Dieting for a year is the way to prevent returning to your previous weight, scientists have found.<p>Those who persevere with diets for 12 months see the pounds stay off, an experiment showed, because it changes the body's chemical make-up.<p>Scientific tests have previously found that dieting triggers a …

US stocks edge mostly lower in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading as investors look over the latest batch of earnings reports.<p>Asset manager BlackRock …

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