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Tuesday, August 13 Stephblog giveaway winners

Tuesday, August 13 Stephblog giveaway winners Thank you all for participating today. Winners are to be picked each day until Friday. The participant with the highest point will be announced on Friday. Today’s winners are: Micheal      3 points Paula         2 points Congratulations to the winners! …

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ADDICTION

Doesn’t matter how hard we try, Doesn’t matter the prayers, Doesn’t matter the number of therapies, It doesn’t matter who we tell, Doesn’t matter who wants to help, We can’t help but continue, It’s a struggle to the finish, We can’t help but wonder what makes what’s so easy to …

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Withdrawal Symptoms explained

Withdrawal symptoms is the term used to describe the activity that takes place when after a person’s body has adapted to a particular drug or alcohol or activity, he/she cannot seem to do without such activity and as such removes his/her self both physically, emotionally from an activity or a …

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Stocks are set to drop for a third day as the bond market gets close to sending recession signal

Stock futures edged lower Tuesday morning, pointing to a third straight day of losses, as the bond market inched closer to flashing its biggest recession signal yet. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average indicated a negative open of about 74 points. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were both lower, as well. The widely watched 2-year to 10-year yield …

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UK ‘first in line’ for US trade deal, says John Bolton

Image copyrightREUTERS The UK is “first in line” for a trade deal with the US, President Trump’s national security adviser has said. John Bolton said the US supported a no-deal Brexit and added that Washington would propose an accelerated series of trade deals. Mr Bolton claimed deals could be done …

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Hotel Chocolat ‘in mourning’ after van found burnt out

Image copyrightHOTEL CHOCOLATThe burnt out Chocmobile was found on the outskirts of Bedford Hotel Chocolat’s missing Chocmobile van has been found burnt out, 10 days after it was reported stolen. The vehicle was found on the outskirts of Bedford, about 30 miles from where it was taken from the firm’s …

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Asda and Boots urge reform of ‘broken’ rates system

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Bosses of more than 50 retailers including Asda and Boots have written to the chancellor urging him to change tax rules to boost the UK High Street. The group said it wanted him to fix the “broken business rates system”, which it called outdated. It said the …

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UK wage growth picks up to 11-year high

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Wage growth in the UK picked up to 3.9% in the year to June, the highest rate for 11 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, the unemployment rate from April to June showed a slight rise. The employment rate was estimated at 76.1%, the …

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Argentine markets and peso plunge after shock vote

Image copyrightEPA Argentine stock markets and its currency have both plunged after conservative Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffered a shock defeat in primary elections on Sunday. The peso fell 15% against the dollar on Monday after earlier plunging around 30% to a record low. Some of the country’s most traded …

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New Paddington Bear 50p coins enter circulation

Image copyrightTHE ROYAL MINT/PA MEDIAOne coin sees Paddington outside the Tower of London They may not be enough to buy a decent jar of marmalade, but new 50p coins featuring Paddington Bear have entered circulation. Two new coins – featuring the bear from darkest Peru at the Tower of London …

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Brexit: Next boss says UK can avoid no-deal chaos

The UK can avoid severe disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the boss of one of the country’s leading retailers has told the BBC. Lord Wolfson, chief executive of clothing firm Next, said he still hoped a deal could be done before 31 October. But he said the …

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Swarovski apologises to China for describing Hong Kong as country

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESSwarovski’s jewellery is popular in China Jewellery firm Swarovski has apologised to China for erroneously describing Hong Kong as a country on its website. It said it took “full responsibility” for the mistake and was updating its websites worldwide. Several firms have come under scrutiny this week for …

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Bayern Munich sign Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan

Croatia winger Ivan Perisic (left) scored in a Euro 2020 qualifying win over Wales in June Bayern Munich have signed Croatia winger Ivan Perisic on a one-year loan from Italian club Inter Milan. The deal includes an option for the German champions to buy the 30-year-old at the end of …

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