Inflation Falls To Four-Year Low Of 2.1%

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The annual rate of inflation hit a four-year low last month of 2.1% but rising energy prices are yet to feed in to the figures.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1183455
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New Runways For Gatwick And Heathrow Airports

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A third runway for Heathrow and a second at Gatwick are needed to cope with the increasing number of passengers, a report finds.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1183383
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200,000-Piece LEGO Rivendell (From The Same Lady Who Brought Us LEGO Hogwarts)

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This is the 5-foot x 10-foot, 200,000 piece Middle Earth LEGO Rivendell built by Alice Finch (of 400,000-piece LEGO Hogwarts fame) and David Frank. I wish I could just shrink myself down to that size and live there. Of course, I said the same thing about my little sister’s Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse, so take that with a grain of salt. And a lime wedge. And– “Are we doing tequila shots?” It’s noon, isn’t it?

Keep going for a bunch more, but be sure to checkout Alice’s Flickr page for more, high-res versions.

from Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/geekologie/iShm/~3/h1Mio6M0voE/200000-piece-lego-rivendell-from-the-sam.php
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Gnarly!: Severed Hand Attached To Ankle To Save It

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Note: Uncensored version of the shot HERE because some people are squeamish (I heard the girl sitting next to me at the coffee shop spit up a little).

This is Xiao Wei’s hand and foot. Wei lost his hand to an industrial accident in Changde, China, and, after finally making it to the hospital seven hours later (that is entirely too far to live from a hospital), doctors attached his hand to his foot to save it. After spending a month there, doctors were successfully able to reattach it, and he is expected to recover almost full functionality of the hand. When reached for comment, Wei’s heel missed his temporary friend. “He smelled good.”

Thanks to El Tigre, who once had a paw sewn to his tail.

from Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/geekologie/iShm/~3/yEFQ02h98SU/gnarly-severed-hand-attached-to-ankle-to.php
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France: Fears Of New Recession As Output Falls

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Manufacturers in France report another fall in output, as a survey “paints a worrying picture” for the country’s economy.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1183173
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Carrefour Plans £1.7bn Shopping Malls Deal

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France’s largest retailer plans to buy 127 shopping centres, many of which are close to its existing hypermarkets.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1183129
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Lloyd’s Appoints First Female Chief Executive

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Inga Beale, who has been in the insurance industry for more than three decades, will take up the role of CEO in January.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1183103
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