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Walmart launches Mobile Express Returns to refund or exchange online items in physical stores

As Walmart continues to build out its e-commerce business to rival Amazon’s, its latest development will build on some of the retail giant’s most established operations: Walmart is launching a new in-store returns service called Mobile Express Returns.

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US forecast models have been pretty terrible during Hurricane Irma

We have written a fair amount at Ars recently about the superiority of the European forecast model, suggesting to readers that they focus on the ensemble runs of this system to get a good handle on track forecasts for Hurricane Irma.

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Microsoft and Amazon partner to integrate Alexa and Cortana digital assistants

Amazon and Microsoft are partnering to better integrate their Alexa and Cortana digital assistants. Alexa users will be able to access Cortana, and vice versa on a range of devices, although the integration will be a little awkward initially.

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Charts show how Floyd Mayweather executed his plan perfectly to beat Conor McGregor

The highly anticipated boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather turned out to be much more entertaining than most people expected. However, in the end, the result — a tenth-round TKO by Mayweather — was as expected as Mayweather executed his plan perfectly.

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Oxxo ya rebasó a Soriana y va por Wal-Mart

En el segundo cuarto de 2017 la cadena de tiendas de conveniencia de FEMSA, Oxxo, le arrebató a Soriana el segundo lugar como el mayor minorista por ingresos en México, según datos de los informes trimestrales de las empresas.

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More than 6,300 stores are shutting down — here’s the full list

Some retailers have released lists of which of their locations will be closing. To find out if a store near you is shutting down, click on the retailers in the following list:

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New Storm Makes Surprise Appearance on Neptune

Images of Neptune taken during twilight observing revealed an extremely large bright storm system near Neptune’s equator (labeled ‘cloud complex’ in the upper figure), a region where astronomers have never seen a bright cloud.

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