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British shoppers' January diet squeezes retail sales

British retail sales barely rose in January, suggesting consumer demand remained lacklustre at the start of 2018, official figures showed on Friday. Britons kicked off 2018 with a bigger-than-normal splurge on gym wear, but this was offset by falling food sales, the Office for National Statistics said. Overall, retail sales volumes rose 0.1 percent on the month, below economists' forecasts in a Reuters poll for a monthly rise of 0.5 percent, after dropping 1.4

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New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager

WASHINGTON New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials, a court record indicated on Wednesday.

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