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Shareholder Value Is No Longer Everything, Top C.E.O.s Say44m Updated Shareholder Value Is No Longer Everything, Top C.E.O.s Say
Chief executives from the Business Roundtable, including the leaders of Apple and JPMorgan Chase, argued that companies must also invest in employees and deliver value to customers.
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Trump Administration Considers Moves to Bolster Economy45m Updated Trump Administration Considers Moves to Bolster Economy
Options could include a payroll tax cut or reversing tariffs.
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State Attorneys General Said to Be Near Formal Investigation of Tech Companies46m Updated State Attorneys General Said to Be Near Formal Investigation of Tech Companies
Their bipartisan effort comes after a smaller group of the state representatives met last month with antitrust officials at the Justice Department.
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Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong1h 17m Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong
The social media companies removed accounts and said they were sowing divisive messages about the Hong Kong protests.
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Racketeering Lawsuit Against McKinsey Is Dismissed1h 26m Racketeering Lawsuit Against McKinsey Is Dismissed
It was the firm’s most notable victory in its fight with Jay Alix, who has accused McKinsey of repeatedly defrauding the bankruptcy courts.
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Ride Sharing Adds to the Crush of Traffic at Airports2h Updated Ride Sharing Adds to the Crush of Traffic at Airports
The record number of travelers and the popularity of Uber and Lyft have left airports scrambling to ease congestion.
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2h Why investors are making a loss to keep their money safe
Some pension fund investors are paying to hold government bonds due to fears over the global economy.
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2h Chicken Connoisseur YouTuber criticises knife crime warning
Elijah Quashie tells the BBC knife crime warnings on takeaway boxes
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2h Why US firms are desperate to retain ageing workers
Elderly people are forecast to be the fastest growing sector of the US labour force.
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Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin3h Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin
The publisher Judith Regan plans to put out a new book by the best-selling political author, who was accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment.
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Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite3h Updated Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite
As fake and illegitimate texts proliferate online, books are becoming a form of misinformation. The author of “1984” would not be surprised.
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3h Updated Sale of Rare Nazi-Era Porsche Sputters After Sotheby’s Auction Blunder
The bidding for the Porsche Type 64, built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1939, was supposed to open at $13 million but instead started at $30 million.
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3h Juul: Vaping attracts fresh funding despite new lawsuits
Investors pump another $325m into e-cigarette market leader Juul as health concerns increase.
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U.S. Gives Companies More Time to Cease Doing Business With Huawei4h Updated U.S. Gives Companies More Time to Cease Doing Business With Huawei
A 90-day extension is intended to give rural telecommunications time to wean themselves off the Chinese company, which supplies parts and equipment.
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4h Updated Technology Companies Drive a Broad Rally on Wall Street
Technology companies powered a rally on Wall Street Monday that gave the market its third straight gain.
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Job Training Can Change Lives. See How San Antonio Does It.5h Job Training Can Change Lives. See How San Antonio Does It.
A program with an intensive approach offers a rare success story in producing lasting wage gains. Its guiding principle: “We will not let them fail.”
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How the Recession of 2020 Could Happen5h Updated How the Recession of 2020 Could Happen
The freeze-up in business confidence, caused in part by the trade war, could wind up affecting consumer confidence.
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James Corden to Remain as Host of ‘Late Late Show’ on CBS6h Updated James Corden to Remain as Host of ‘Late Late Show’ on CBS
CBS said that it had extended Mr. Corden’s contract through 2022 for the 12:30 a.m. show, despite less than stellar ratings.
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Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning -- as it happened6h Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning -- as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as politicians and central bankers face pressure to fight looming downturn
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6h Updated Trump calls for big rate cut and economic stimulus
The US president tells the Fed to consider a one percentage point cut and return to QE money printing.
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Germany likely to head into recession, central bank warns7h Germany likely to head into recession, central bank warns
Bundesbank says slump in exports is expected to continue into the autumn Germany’s economy is heading into recession after the country’s central bank warned that a slump in exports during the summer was likely to continue into the autumn. The Bundesbank said a downturn in orders for cars and industrial equipment in the second quarter of the year was likely to continue in the third quarter, leaving the economy on the brink of a technical recession, defined as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth.
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Leading US bosses drop shareholder-first principle7h Updated Leading US bosses drop shareholder-first principle
The real test will be in deeds not words, IPPR thinktank tells Business Roundtable The bosses of 181 of the US’s biggest companies have
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Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning - business live7h Updated Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as politicians and central bankers face pressure to fight looming downturn
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7h Corporate leaders scrap shareholder-first ideology
Companies need a fresh direction because capitalism is "fraying", says a powerful US business group.
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A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic7h Updated A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic
A new TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu.
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8h School lunch standards warning under no-deal Brexit
Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards.
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FTSE LIVE: UK stocks stage rebound amid global tension; House prices slip8h Updated FTSE LIVE: UK stocks stage rebound amid global tension; House prices slip
The FTSE 100 closed up 72.50 points at 7189.65 and the pound was at $1.21 against the dollar.
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Stick with shares for the long run as it pays to keep your nerve8h Updated Stick with shares for the long run as it pays to keep your nerve
The important thing is not to panic - and to remember that markets eventually bounce back, so selling after a dip is often the worst thing to do.
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9h Greene King pub giant snapped up by Hong Kong firm CKA
The Suffolk-based pub chain and brewer is the latest to be bought in a wave of consolidation in the sector.
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‘He locked me out of my own home’: readers’ tales of nightmare letting agents9h ‘He locked me out of my own home’: readers’ tales of nightmare letting agents
As Stath Lets Flats returns to Channel 4, Guardian readers share their own stories of inept agents and dodgy practices Inappropriate jokes, damp walls, poky dimensions and pests – all for an extortionate price per calendar month. The second series of the Channel 4 comedy
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UK households cut big ticket spending on recession, Brexit fears9h UK households cut big ticket spending on recession, Brexit fears
Purchases on holidays and cars fall, with consumer confidence at lowest ebb in three months UK households have cut back on big purchases such as holidays as fears of a possible recession continue to loom, a survey suggests. Confidence among UK households has fallen to its lowest in three months, according to the latest IHS Markit household finance index, dropping to 43.7 in August from 44.3 the previous month.
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A Nun, a Doctor and a Lawyer — and Deep Regret Over the Nation’s Handling of Opioids9h Updated A Nun, a Doctor and a Lawyer — and Deep Regret Over the Nation’s Handling of Opioids
In an Appalachian town, an unlikely group of activists recognized the early stages of the deadly drug epidemic, and fought in vain to stem its rise.
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A Push to Let the U.S. Charge Foreign Officials for Bribery10h A Push to Let the U.S. Charge Foreign Officials for Bribery
A new bill in Congress seeks to expand a prohibition that covers Americans who pay bribes but not the foreigners who accept them.
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TONY HETHERINGTON: Easytrade deals are easy money - for a scammer 10h Updated TONY HETHERINGTON: Easytrade deals are easy money - for a scammer 
I foolishly agreed to invest with Easytrade.biz. I have asked for my account to be closed and the money returned to my M&S credit card, but have been ignored.
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Greene King in £4.6bn Hong Kong takeover10h Greene King in £4.6bn Hong Kong takeover
Britain's largest pub and brewery company Greene King has agreed to a £4.6bn sale to Hong Kong-based CK Asset Holdings.
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Will the US election cycle ride to the rescue of the global economy?10h Will the US election cycle ride to the rescue of the global economy?
Warning lights on the global economy have been flashing red over the past couple of weeks with journalists and other commentators queuing up to issue a gloomy prognosis.
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Six juiciest football finance stories of summer 2019 on This is Moneyball10h Six juiciest football finance stories of summer 2019 on This is Moneyball
The football season is back with bang but what happened off the pitch in the summer when it comes to money created major talking points.
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Bill Konyk, 88, Pirogi Seller Whose Nickname Was a Fighting Word, Dies11h Updated Bill Konyk, 88, Pirogi Seller Whose Nickname Was a Fighting Word, Dies
After bringing Ukrainian food to Vancouver, he defeated a challenge to his company’s name, Hunky Bill’s, as an ethnic slur.
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U.S. Companies Working With Huawei Get More Time to Stop11h U.S. Companies Working With Huawei Get More Time to Stop
A 90-day extension is intended to give rural telecommunications time to wean themselves off the Chinese company, which supplies parts and equipment.
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Why does Donald Trump want to buy Greenland?11h Why does Donald Trump want to buy Greenland?
The US president’s talk of a ‘large real estate deal’ says a lot about his view of the world Greenland, and more specifically its purchase by the US, is being actively discussed in Donald Trump’s Oval Office. But what exactly is it that makes one of the world’s most desolate places such an attractive proposition? For the president, it is the
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Leading US bosses’ group drops principle of shareholder-first12h Leading US bosses’ group drops principle of shareholder-first
Business Roundtable urges companies to consider environment and workers
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12h US delays Huawei trade ban for another 90 days
The reprieve allows US companies to do business with Huawei for a further 90 days
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China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.12h Updated China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.
Beijing wants global companies to back its power over the city, even as their workers join protests calling for greater say in the fate of their home.
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To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip13h To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip
The chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks. But its complexity and size (as big as a plate) could be a challenge.
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Germany could be falling into recession, warns Bundesbank - business live13h Updated Germany could be falling into recession, warns Bundesbank - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as politicians and central bankers face pressure to fight looming downturn
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I want to sell my UK home; can I avoid capital gains tax?13h I want to sell my UK home; can I avoid capital gains tax?
I’m a Jersey resident and hear that if I live in my UK house for a year, I don’t have to pay
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Pay for FTSE 100 bosses at five-year low after anger over pensions14h Pay for FTSE 100 bosses at five-year low after anger over pensions
About one third of the companies have cut pension pay for new executive hires Pay for FTSE 100 bosses fell to a five-year low last year and could drop further as firms bow to investor anger over bumper pension payouts. Median total pay for bosses of the UK’s largest listed firms stood at £3.4m in 2018, compared with £4m a year earlier, according to Deloitte. It is the lowest level since 2014, when UK rules first required companies to report a single figure for chief executive pay. That year, median pay packages totalled £4.4m.
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European markets rise on hopes of stimulus to prevent recession14h European markets rise on hopes of stimulus to prevent recession
Stock markets across Europe have risen on hopes of a stimulus after Germany's central bank hinted there was a risk of recession.
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Retail chains swerving the High Street slowdown: Hotel Chocolat, Games Workshop and Lush14h Updated Retail chains swerving the High Street slowdown: Hotel Chocolat, Games Workshop and Lush
The scale of the crisis was encapsulated by the latest BRC-Springboard figures, which found that a tenth of town centre shops currently stand empty - the highest level of vacancies in four years.
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DealBook Briefing: How a Recession Could Hit This Year14h Updated DealBook Briefing: How a Recession Could Hit This Year
It’s by no means certain, but a certain chain of events could easily lead to a downturn in the U.S. economy.
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5G battle hots up as EE lodges complaint over Three UK advert15h 5G battle hots up as EE lodges complaint over Three UK advert
Advertising Standards Authority to investigate whether claims breach code The first hostilities have broken out among telecoms rivals over who offers the best 5G to customers, with EE seeking an advertising ban against claims by Three UK that it offers the only “real” next-generation service. BT-owned EE is understood to have lodged a complaint with the advertising watchdog over an ad campaign by Three UK implying that 5G services offered by rivals are inferior.
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15h Updated Trump plays down fears of US recession
The US president and his economic adviser Larry Kudlow both say they do not see a recession in the US.
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Lidl: Suppliers will pay no-deal Brexit tariffs15h Lidl: Suppliers will pay no-deal Brexit tariffs
Lidl's Irish business has said that British suppliers will be responsible for additional tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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Stimulus hopes lift markets as Trump plays down recession fears - business live15h Updated Stimulus hopes lift markets as Trump plays down recession fears - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Donald Trump insists that America’s economy is doing ‘tremendously well’
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Henderson Far East Income: Dividend payer blazing a trail of Eastern promise15h Updated Henderson Far East Income: Dividend payer blazing a trail of Eastern promise
Henderson Far East Income currently provides investors with an annual income in the region of six per cent - with dividends paid every quarter.
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Pure Gold Mining: Midas takes a look at the Canadian based-firm15h Updated Pure Gold Mining: Midas takes a look at the Canadian based-firm
Fears of a global recession are growing. Gold thrives in this kind of environment. It is the ultimate safe-haven purchase, the asset that people buy when they are nervous about the future.
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Call for cut in stock market trading hours to aid working parents15h Call for cut in stock market trading hours to aid working parents
Proposal by City lobby groups could make the industry more accessible to women City lobby groups are proposing cutting stock market trading hours to help make banking and asset management more accessible to women and working parents. The Investment Association, which represents City firms with £7.7tn in assets under management, and the banking lobby group the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, are planning to consult their membership on options that include reducing trading hours down from 8.5 hours to 6.5 hours.
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Can an e-bike save you money on the commute?16h Updated Can an e-bike save you money on the commute?
Sales of e-bikes are soaring worldwide, but could the electric revolution save you cash as well as effort? Toby Walne hires one for a day to find out on his commute.
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16h Updated Lidl lines up suppliers to cover no-deal costs
The supermarket's Irish business reminds British suppliers they are expected to pay EU import tariffs.
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Tell us about your worst experiences of letting agents and property viewings16h Tell us about your worst experiences of letting agents and property viewings
Were there bugs crawling on the walls? Did the estate agent just lie to you? Share your experiences with us Hit sitcom
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Will YOU be left flat broke by the flat rate pension fiasco?16h Updated Will YOU be left flat broke by the flat rate pension fiasco?
As part of the changes in April 2016 - billed as the biggest pensions shake-up in more than 100 years - a 'flat rate' was introduced.
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How Job Retraining Can Yield Lasting Wage Gains (It Isn’t Cheap)16h Updated How Job Retraining Can Yield Lasting Wage Gains (It Isn’t Cheap)
A San Antonio program offers a rare American success story in helping workers attain better lives. Its guiding principle: “We will not let them fail.”
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Should I buy an annuity to cover care fees for my mum?17h Updated Should I buy an annuity to cover care fees for my mum?
We are about to take out an annuity to cover a shortfall in care fees for my 96-year-old mother. After Boris Johnson's statement on becoming Prime Minister. is this still a good idea?
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Markets rally as Trump plays down recession fears - business live17h Updated Markets rally as Trump plays down recession fears - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Donald Trump insists that America’s economy is doing ‘tremendously well’
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No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic17h Updated No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic
The Times TV show’s producer/director shares the challenges and rewards of bringing to life witness testimony against Purdue Pharma in a way that stayed true to our journalistic principles.
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James Bond Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 sells at auction for $6.4 million17h Updated James Bond Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 sells at auction for $6.4 million
The vehicle - described as 'the most famous car in the world' - went under the hammer earlier today as part of a special Aston Martin event at RM Sotheby's Monterey sale.
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Shares in Mitie Group rise after catering arm sale18h Shares in Mitie Group rise after catering arm sale
Shares in the outsourcing giant Mitie Group have risen sharply after it confirmed the sale of its catering division.
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UK enjoys biggest spike in summer house sales since 201518h Updated UK enjoys biggest spike in summer house sales since 2015
Buyers are being spurred into action as sellers become more willing to drop their asking prices in a bid to secure a sale.
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Property sales rise after Brexit uncertainty lows19h Property sales rise after Brexit uncertainty lows
Property sales have started to rise after Brexit uncertainty had left transaction levels at multi-year lows, according to a property portal.
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Whirlpool has left me using one of its ‘at risk’ tumble dryers for four years19h Whirlpool has left me using one of its ‘at risk’ tumble dryers for four years
After the alert, I checked my Indesit was safe and it said it was; four years on I’ve checked and it isn’t
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‘Good Boys’ Ends Hollywood’s Comedy Drought20h Updated ‘Good Boys’ Ends Hollywood’s Comedy Drought
The R-rated movie about foul-mouthed 12-year-olds was No. 1 with about $21 million, the year’s largest opening total for an original comedy.
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Global dividends hit new high but growth slows to just 1.1%20h Global dividends hit new high but growth slows to just 1.1%
Financial companies achieve fastest rise but technology sector payouts fall Shareholders in companies listed on the world’s stock markets pocketed more than half a trillion dollars in dividends during the second quarter of the year, a record for
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White Claw craze: why the canned drink is the obsession of summer20h White Claw craze: why the canned drink is the obsession of summer
It’s not just a drink – it’s a lifestyle, fans say. White Claw sales have surged 320% since last year, even as the brand was briefly ‘cancelled’ White Claw has become the obsession of the summer. The alcoholic sparkling water is
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A Year of Stock Market Fury, Signifying Nearly Nothing20h Updated A Year of Stock Market Fury, Signifying Nearly Nothing
Despite wild swings stemming from the trade war, gains over the last 12 months have been tiny.
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Iranian tanker at centre of diplomatic row leaves Gibraltar25h Iranian tanker at centre of diplomatic row leaves Gibraltar
Shipping data show vessel moving as territory rejects final US request to hold it longer The Iranian supertanker at the centre of a diplomatic row between Britain and Iran left Gibraltar on Sunday night, according to shipping data. The marine traffic monitoring site Refinitiv showed the vessel moving away from the British territory, where it had been held for six weeks.
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Britons indulge in surprise pre-Brexit house buying spree26h Britons indulge in surprise pre-Brexit house buying spree
Buyers looking to complete deals before 31 October, says property site Rightmove British house hunters have launched a surprise August buying spree before the scheduled
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26h The floating farm for cows
Cows are living on a floating farm in the middle of Europe's busiest port of Rotterdam, as part of an experiment to produce food more sustainably, and closer to people.
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How Payal Kadakia Danced Her Way to a $600 Million Start-Up26h Updated How Payal Kadakia Danced Her Way to a $600 Million Start-Up
The daughter of Indian immigrants went to M.I.T. and worked at Bain & Company before founding ClassPass.
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Royal warrant-holder CH&CO has Mitie appetite27h Royal warrant-holder CH&CO has Mitie appetite
The outsourcing group Mitie will continue its transformation this week with a £90m deal to offload a controlling stake in Gather & Gather, its catering arm, amid continued political pressure on the industry.
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Terrorists Turn to Bitcoin for Funding, and They’re Learning Fast27h Terrorists Turn to Bitcoin for Funding, and They’re Learning Fast
The authorities have begun to raise alarms about a steady uptick in the number of militant groups using the hard-to-trace digital currency.
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Warren Buffett Is Buying Bank Stocks. Why Aren’t Others?29h Warren Buffett Is Buying Bank Stocks. Why Aren’t Others?
Growth is slowing, worries of a recession are rising and the Fed just cut interest rates. Wall Street analysts expect lower rates to crimp banks’ profitability.
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Closing of Pacific Standard and Topic Shows Perils of Depending on a Rich Patron31h Updated Closing of Pacific Standard and Topic Shows Perils of Depending on a Rich Patron
With the loss of the two award-winning publications, digital media got a little less brainy in the summer of ’19.
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31h Updated Didcot power station: Power cut as cooling towers demolished
An electricity pole catches fire moments after a controlled explosion at the Didcot A plant.
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Boots merger mastermind Murphy to join CVC34h Boots merger mastermind Murphy to join CVC
One of the leading figures in Britain's private equity industry is in talks to join CVC Capital Partners, the new backer of Premiership Rugby, following more than a decade at one of its biggest rivals.
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Give Your Teenager a Credit Card? Some Financial Experts Say Yes34h Updated Give Your Teenager a Credit Card? Some Financial Experts Say Yes
Parents should monitor spending and explain how to pay the bill on time. A financial planner says teenagers should get a card. “We live in a credit-driven society.”
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Iran tanker at centre of diplomatic row set to leave Gibraltar34h Iran tanker at centre of diplomatic row set to leave Gibraltar
Iran’s ambassador says vessel is expected to leave after Gibraltar rejects US request to detain it further The supertanker at the centre of a six-week diplomatic row between Britain and Iran is expected to leave Gibraltar on Sunday night, Iran’s ambassador to the UK has said. Hamid Baeidinejad said on Twitter: “With the arrival of two specialised engineering teams to Gibraltar … the vessel is expected to leave tonight.”
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Sajid Javid denies floating idea of stamp duty for sellers35h Sajid Javid denies floating idea of stamp duty for sellers
Chancellor had suggested he could look at various options, saying he was ‘a low-tax guy’ Sajid Javid has quashed speculation that he could shift stamp duty on to sellers rather than buyers, just two days after
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From the lottery to Nobel prize: meet workers who make life-changing phone calls36h From the lottery to Nobel prize: meet workers who make life-changing phone calls
What’s it like to make uplifting calls that change lives?
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BBC using strong-arm tactics over iPlayer, say independent producers37h BBC using strong-arm tactics over iPlayer, say independent producers
Small TV companies claim BBC trying to get them to lease shows for longer for same fee The BBC has been accused of trying to strong-arm independent TV producers into extending the availability of their shows on the iPlayer
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Robert Tchenguiz builds up substantial shareholding in bus and rail company FirstGroup37h Robert Tchenguiz builds up substantial shareholding in bus and rail company FirstGroup
Property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz has built a substantial shareholding in FirstGroup in a move reminiscent of his time as a buccaneering corporate raider in the run-up to the financial crisis.
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Burford chiefs under fire over secret payouts: Just how much HAVE they extracted from legal firm37h Updated Burford chiefs under fire over secret payouts: Just how much HAVE they extracted from legal firm
In 2012, they also received shares worth £200 million at today's price in an ownership shake-up. They sold some of them for nearly £120 million last year.
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CASH IN THE ATTIC: Famous Five fans can get £4,000 for heir books38h CASH IN THE ATTIC: Famous Five fans can get £4,000 for heir books
A first edition hardback of their initial adventure, Five On A Treasure Island, below, published in 1942, can fetch £4,000 in top condition.
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New 16-17 Railcard could save you £186 a year38h New 16-17 Railcard could save you £186 a year
The new 16-17 Saver Railcard could be a welcome break for parents who are forking out huge sums for regular train travel to get to work, as well as for their children to get to school or college.
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Holidaymakers are being warned to look out for Artful Dodgers using new tricks to steal valuables 38h Holidaymakers are being warned to look out for Artful Dodgers using new tricks to steal valuables 
Two insurance firms have revealed some surprising claims made by customers on their home insurance policies for thefts abroad.
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Households face heftier energy bills as 67 tariffs end in a month38h Households face heftier energy bills as 67 tariffs end in a month
Thousands of households will see their energy costs rise next month as 67 tariffs end, including deals from four of the 'Big Six' suppliers.
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Persimmon set for yet ANOTHER £1bn as small builders battle to survive 38h Persimmon set for yet ANOTHER £1bn as small builders battle to survive 
Under-pressure housebuilder Persimmon is on track to make another £1 billion in profits this year despite being criticised for providing substandard homes.
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Hedge funds set to clean up with £600m for sale of cleaning company PHS38h Hedge funds set to clean up with £600m for sale of cleaning company PHS
PHS, which puts soap in lavatories, picks up rubbish and delivers water coolers to 300,000 offices across the UK - could change hands for between £500 million and £600 million.
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Renewable energy is a blackout risk, warns National Grid after outage38h Updated Renewable energy is a blackout risk, warns National Grid after outage
The company, which is responsible for keeping the lights on, has downplayed the role of wind energy in the power cut that caused widespread chaos earlier this month.
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G7 leaders need some clear-the-air talks rather than fake smiles | Larry Elliott38h G7 leaders need some clear-the-air talks rather than fake smiles | Larry Elliott
The Beatles kept up their pretence but world leaders must face up to their differences and find solutions to potentially corrosive threats Back in 1975 the French president Valéry Giscard D’Estaing had a brainwave. The great powers of the west were reeling from their first post-war recession, which had led to both higher unemployment and rising inflation. America had just suffered the twin blows of Watergate and defeat in the Vietnam war. Giscard thought it would be a good idea at this tricky time to invite the leaders of five other western powers – the US, the UK, West Germany, Japan and Italy – for an informal chat at Rambouillet, a chateau near Paris. And so the modern era of summitry was born. The G6 became the G7 when Canada joined and for a while became the G8 with the inclusion of Russia.
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G.E. Is Accused of Major Fraud, and Stocks Take a Beating38h G.E. Is Accused of Major Fraud, and Stocks Take a Beating
Plus, WeWork takes steps to go public, and investigations into the Jeffrey Epstein case continue.
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Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe close to deal to build new 4x4 in UK38h Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe close to deal to build new 4x4 in UK
The Welsh Government says talks with Ineos about building the car in Wales are 'very advanced', raising hopes that hundreds of jobs could be created.
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Ignore gloomsters - shares in UK firms are set to SOAR, says Dr Savvas Savouri 38h Ignore gloomsters - shares in UK firms are set to SOAR, says Dr Savvas Savouri 
The unguarded comments provide a rare glimpse into the world of one of the biggest names in London's secretive hedge fund industry.
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Going global can keep your nest egg growing during market turmoil39h Updated Going global can keep your nest egg growing during market turmoil
The threat of a global recession is hanging over stock markets like the sword of Damocles, but it should not stop investors seeking income from a portfolio of shares bought for the long term.
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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Five million reasons why fees must be waived until suspended Woodford fund reopens39h JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Five million reasons why fees must be waived until suspended Woodford fund reopens
Woodford Investment Management was unable to meet their requests because of the fund's heavy exposure to illiquid unquoted stocks, triggering its closure.
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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Dividend payer Henderson blazing a trail of Eastern promise with a 6% annual income39h JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Dividend payer Henderson blazing a trail of Eastern promise with a 6% annual income
Henderson Far East Income currently provides investors with an annual income in the region of six per cent - with dividends paid every quarter.
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I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have.40h Updated I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have.
Our personal tech columnist asked security researchers what they could find out about him from just his cellphone number. Quite a lot, it turns out.
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Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?40h Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?
Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.
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Plunging peso, grinding poverty: Argentina hears echoes of 2001 crisis41h Plunging peso, grinding poverty: Argentina hears echoes of 2001 crisis
Fiery ex-president Cristina Kirchner is making a comeback as the number two on a resurgent centre-left ticket Father Guillermo Torre, known as Willy to his parishioners, has been through this before. “I arrived here 20 years ago in 1999, right before the economic collapse of 2001,” he said. “Here” is Villa 31, a giant slum that sprawls beside the luxurious Recoleta and Retiro neighbourhoods of central Buenos Aires, a city within a city of which Torre is the parish priest. “Back then Villa 31’s population was 12,500; now it is 45,000,” he says, accepting a constant stream of greetings and hugs from recuperating addicts arriving at his drug rehabilitation centre.
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42h Updated Didcot power station: Last cooling towers demolished
Thousands of homes are affected after the cooling towers at the Didcot A plant were brought down.
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Tech giants despise politics? Hardly – they are in the thick of it and being called out | John Naughton43h Tech giants despise politics? Hardly – they are in the thick of it and being called out | John Naughton
Silicon Valley’s countercultural aura is gone now that Google develops AI for China and Palantir helps monitor immigrationIf there was one thing that united the founders of today’s tech giants in their early days it was contempt for politics, manifested as suspicion of government and a pathological aversion to regulation (not to mention paying taxes). In part, this was a product of their
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Persimmon tries to move itself on to firmer foundations43h Persimmon tries to move itself on to firmer foundations
Results this week should show the housebuilder focusing on the quality of its homes after a period of heavy criticismPersimmon, one of the UK’s biggest housebuilders, has been testing the limits of the phrase “safe as houses” over the past couple of years. Its share price has been up and down as it grappled with two publicity storms. First, there was the outcry over the
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Travellers pay price as rail policy runs out of control43h Travellers pay price as rail policy runs out of control
As fares rise again, it would be nice to see some coherent decisions in WhitehallMany commuters will have been on holiday, and off the railways, when large parts of the network were shut down in a
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Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds44h Updated Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds
Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise.
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May I have a word about… commuter woes | Jonathan Bouquet44h May I have a word about… commuter woes | Jonathan Bouquet
Bosses can use all the technology they like to monitor our journeys, but what we really want is a bit of human interaction In the week it was announced that
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