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Looting is taking hold on Chile's streets in the aftermath of Saturday's earthquake, which has killed at least 708 people and left hundreds missing or injured.
The company's stock price reflected its strategy taking hold as its stock price moved from $35.77 to $37.76 per share, a 5.56% increase.
She is a feminist who wants to have a career and remain in the limelight in an Ireland where Catholic conservatism is taking hold and restricting women to traditional roles.
Called probiotics, such bacteria can also provide benefits when introduced into other parts of the body, such as the nose and vagina, to keep harmful bacteria from taking hold (SN: 2/2/02, p.
ONE ONLY NEEDS to look to the significant rises in all manner of commodity prices to see that reflation is taking hold and will eventually work its way into consumer prices.