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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

Text Messages Boost Debt Repayment

Debt repayments have risen 20 percent due to court marshals' use of cellphone text messages to inform debtors, Artur Parfyonchikov, head of the Federal Court Marshals Service, said Wednesday, Interfax reported. (MT)

X5 Retail Group Same-Store Sales Down 1.4%

Russia's top food retailer X5 Retail Group said Wednesday that its same-store sales declined 1.4 percent last year, dragged down by falling store traffic. (Reuters)