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By Daniel Shvartsman

Investing.com – Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:) shares rose 8.2% in post-earnings trading after the company met revenue expectations and earnings came in well ahead of .

The restaurant operator reported $1.96B in revenue, in line with analyst estimates and 24% growth on last year. Adjusted earnings were $5.58/share, ahead of $5.29 estimates. Diluted earnings were $4.69/share.

The company also posted an impressive 15.2% comparable restaurant sales increase. Digital sales only grew 3.8%, while operating margins grew to 8.1% from a prior 7.3%. Chipotle opened 78 new restaurants in the quarter.

“2021 was an outstanding year

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© Reuters. Supporters of Jose Maria Figueres, presidential candidate of the National Liberation Party (PLN), gather ahead of the first round of Costa Rica’s presidential election, in San Jose, Costa Rica February 5, 2022. REUTERS/Mayela Lopez


By Alvaro Murillo

SAN JOSE (Reuters) -Costa Ricans on Sunday began casting ballots in an election with a record 25 candidates vying to succeed outgoing President Carlos Alvarado, but the voting is unlikely to produce an outright winner and a second-round is scheduled for April.

No candidate, including former President Jose Maria Figueres, is expected to win more than 40% of votes,

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© Reuters. A new lector receives a gospel from Pope Francis during a Holy Mass held every year on the third Sunday of January to celebrate and study the Word of God, in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, January 23, 2022. REUTERS/Remo Casilli


By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday for the first time conferred the lay Roman Catholic ministries of lector and catechist on women, roles that previously many had carried out without institutional recognition.

He conferred the ministries at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, where, in an apparent reference to

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Chilean presidential candidate Gabriel Boric speaks during his closing campaign rally in Santiago, Chile, December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo

By Fabian Cambero and Natalia A. Ramos Miranda

SANTIAGO (Reuters) -Chile’s leftist President-elect Gabriel Boric unveiled his first cabinet on Friday, throwing markets and investors a bone with a moderate pick of current central bank head Mario Marcel for the Andean country’s finance ministry role.

Boric also named Izkia Siches, a prominent doctor and part of his campaign team, as future interior minister and deputy, as well as lawmaker Marcela Hernando in the key role of

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Pho

By Katanga Johnson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the U.S. securities regulator wraps up a draft of a landmark new climate change rule, environmental campaigners and activist investors want it to require companies to disclose not only their own greenhouse gas emissions but those generated by their suppliers and other partners.

Corporate groups, meanwhile, are pushing for a narrower rule that will make

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A wax figure of Anne Frank is presented to the public at Madame Tussaud’s museum in Berlin, December 19, 2008. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz


By Anthony Deutsch and Stephanie van den Berg

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the mystery of how the Nazis found the hiding place of the famous diarist in 1944.

Anne and seven other Jews were discovered by the Nazis on Aug. 4 of that year, after they had hid for nearly two years in a secret annex above

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