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Researchers have confirmed that a trapdoor spider of the species Giaus villosus , from western Australia, survived until the ripe old age of 43 before finally perishing, presumably from old age. Trapdoor spiders never re-use the disused burrow of another spider, so the researchers can be fairly confident that they were monitoring the same spider for 43 years.
  • New York Jets: Past has nothing to do with Sam Darnold

    New York Jets: Past has nothing to do with Sam Darnold

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    For weeks the talk has centered on Josh Allen and Sam Darnold but over the last 12 hours rumors began to swirl that Mayfield would be the Browns pick. "I think whatever the coaches want me to do, whether they want me to sit or they want me to play, I'm going to start in my role", Darnold told ESPN.
  • Ford to discontinue all except two cars from the U.S. market

    Ford to discontinue all except two cars from the U.S. market

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    With the announcement implicitly hinting that passenger cars being aggressively phased out by Ford , Hackett said that the automaker has efforts underway towards "building a winning portfolio". The automaker says it made $1.74 billion, or 43 cents per share, compared with $1.59 billion, or 40 cents per share a year ago. Analysts were expecting 41 cents a share earnings.
  • US Economic Growth Slows To 2.3%

    US Economic Growth Slows To 2.3%

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    Gross domestic product increased at a 2.3 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said in its snapshot of first-quarter GDP on Friday, also held back by a moderation in business spending on equipment and investment in home building.
  • Mobile & Sprint Merger Could Be Announced By April 28

    Mobile & Sprint Merger Could Be Announced By April 28

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    Under a newly proposed deal, ownership would be structured so that Deutsche Telekom could consolidate the combined financial results of T-Mobile and Sprint , while SoftBank still has a say in management, reports said. U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint are finalizing terms as they seek to sign a merger by Monday that could value Sprint at around $26 billion.
  • Sainsbury's, Walmart's Asda in talks to create United Kingdom grocery leader

    Sainsbury's, Walmart's Asda in talks to create United Kingdom grocery leader

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    Sainsbury has expanded aggressively into convenience stores and is focused on the south of England around London , while Asda has more large supermarkets spread across the country's north. Walmart seems to be ready to downsize its United Kingdom operations. McKenna is a Briton and a veteran of Asda, where she served as both COO and finance chief, helping the chain increase its online sales amid fierce competition.
  • Governor Greitens' lawyers will be in a Cole County courtroom today

    Governor Greitens' lawyers will be in a Cole County courtroom today

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    It is commonplace for a prosecutor to come to a belief that the person they are investigating is guilty, Sauer said. Beetem dismissed the case. Beetem said the rule "expressly applies only to criminal prosecutions and not to investigations which might reveal evidence of criminal conduct".
  • Ford To End US Focus Production In May; Taurus, Fiesta In 2019

    Ford To End US Focus Production In May; Taurus, Fiesta In 2019

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    While enthusiasts will moan about the potential loss of the RS and ST variants of Ford hatches, it seems that their buying power isn't quite enough to make up for the lagging mid-size and full-size sedan sales. "It's been easy to identify what's wrong and what we need to do about it". Ford expects to improve its capital efficiency. About $500 million of that came in the first quarter, Shanks said.
  • Pound Sterling Tipped to Fall Marginally vs. Euro on ECB Meeting

    Pound Sterling Tipped to Fall Marginally vs. Euro on ECB Meeting

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    Past year was the strongest in a decade for economic growth in the euro zone, but a recent slump in investor sentiment since the start of 2018 could threaten the ECB's inflation outlook. Economists expect Friday's data to reveal United Kingdom economic growth slowed to between 0.2% and 0.3% in the first quarter, possibly providing the final nail in the coffin for hopes of a rate hike from the Bank of England (BoE) next month.
  • Josh Rosen: 'Nine mistakes were made ahead of me'

    Josh Rosen: 'Nine mistakes were made ahead of me'

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    I would always express to my strength and conditioning coaches, 'Hey, I'm all in on these workouts that you're having me do, the same workouts as the linebackers and linemen. But there's also Tom Brady , a sixth-round selection. How can a guy who is the purest passer in this draft not be in consideration at No. 1 overall? For Maccagnan's front office career, the pick when the Jets come on the clock should be Josh Rosen .