Wal-Mart’s online sales jump 29% as it works to make inroads against Amazon – LA Times

The nation’s largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its online sales soared 29% in its fiscal fourth quarter, which covers the crucial holiday shopping season. That’s an indication that its efforts to lower prices and improve Web services are helping it compete better against Amazon.com Inc., which has built fierce loyalty with its Prime two-day shipping program.

Source: Wal-Mart’s online sales jump 29% as it works to make inroads against Amazon – LA Times

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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today – BGR

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

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New roads in New Stanton: 3 roundabouts could debut this week | TribLIVE

Motorists in New Stanton could be using three new roundabouts this week.

The circular intersections are tentatively set to open Friday as part of improvements along the Interstate 70 corridor, said Dominec Caruso, a PennDOT assistant construction manager.

Two roundabouts are part of a redesigned I-70 interchange that has been shifted west from its previous location. They will allow drivers to detour around a section of Center Avenue that is scheduled for closure in early March to allow for improvements and replacement of a bridge that crosses the interstate.

Caruso said construction of the roundabout system essentially is complete.

Source: New roads in New Stanton: 3 roundabouts could debut this week | TribLIVE

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6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued | Fox News

Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York’s Central Park but have been rescued.

It happened Monday evening at the southern end of the park.

Police say the 15- and 16-year-olds were on the ice when it gave way. A nearby sign said, “Danger Thin Ice Keep Off.”

Police and fire rescue units including divers responded and pulled the teenagers out of the water.

A police spokesman says the teens are expected to be OK.

Source: 6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued | Fox News

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Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia | Reuters

Five people were killed on Tuesday when a small plane crashed in to the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, police said.

The twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air plane suffered engine failure and crashed into the mall near the end of the runway at Essendon Airport, Victoria state police assistant commissioner Stephen Leane told reporters in Melbourne.

Witnesses told Australian Associated Press the plane exploded on impact.

Source: Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia | Reuters

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US Senators Consider New Iran Sanctions | Financial Tribune

“I think it is now time for Congress to take Iran on directly in terms of what they’ve done outside the nuclear program,” Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told the Munich Security Conference, Reuters reported.

Graham said he and other Republicans would introduce measures to hold Iran accountable for its actions.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since an Iranian ballistic missile test that prompted US President Donald Trump’s administration to impose sanctions on individuals and entities linked to Tehran’s missile program.

Source: US Senators Consider New Iran Sanctions | Financial Tribune

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