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U.S. Bill Supporting Hong Kong Rights Heads to Trump’s Desk32m U.S. Bill Supporting Hong Kong Rights Heads to Trump’s Desk
After winning House and Senate approval, the bill could complicate the administration’s already rocky talks with China to end the trade war.
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‘I’m 17 Years Old, and I’m Terrified’: The Issues Our Readers Hope Come Up at the Democratic Debate39m Updated ‘I’m 17 Years Old, and I’m Terrified’: The Issues Our Readers Hope Come Up at the Democratic Debate
Ahead of the Democratic debate on Wednesday, we asked Times readers what issues they most wanted the presidential candidates to discuss, and why.
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42m The garlic farmers who love President Trump
American garlic farmers say demand is rising after the US president put tariffs on Chinese imports.
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G.M. Sues Rival Over Bribery Scheme as Union Scandal Expands1h 20m Updated G.M. Sues Rival Over Bribery Scheme as Union Scandal Expands
The suit claims Fiat Chrysler sought to undermine contract negotiations with the autoworkers union to hurt G.M.
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Supermarket luxury mince pies – ranked1h 26m Supermarket luxury mince pies – ranked
Which? panel blind-tests 11 premium mince pies – with surprising results This year’s best mince pies are from Marks & Spencer, according to baking experts at Which?, with Iceland the much cheaper runner-up. The panel blind-tested 11 supermarket premium mince pies to uncover the most delicious, as well as the blandest, wettest and least appetising.
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Ex-M&S fashion chief to take over at Costa Coffee2h Updated Ex-M&S fashion chief to take over at Costa Coffee
Jill McDonald was head of clothing and home at M&S, when buying errors meant that key products sold out. Her former boss Steve Rowe lamented the poorest stock levels 'I have ever seen in my life'.
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Small firms owed £24bn in late payments - up more than £10bn in a year2h Updated Small firms owed £24bn in late payments - up more than £10bn in a year
More than half are chasing money owed, with the bill for trying to collect it hitting £4.4bn. Pay UK said the average amount owed to each firm had risen from £17,000 last year to £25,000 today.
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Boss of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey pockets £4m selling stock2h Updated Boss of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey pockets £4m selling stock
Pete Redfern sold 2.15m shares for 174.2p each, regulatory filings have revealed, leaving him with 1.53m, worth £2.6. He now holds a 0.05 per cent stake in the company, down from 0.11 per cent.
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MARKET REPORT: Now we are a takeover target, Babcock warns2h Updated MARKET REPORT: Now we are a takeover target, Babcock warns
A buyout spree has swept UK plc this year, with fellow FTSE 250 defence contractor Cobham in the midst of a £4bn takeover by US private equity giant Advent International.
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Fund manager fined £2m after overcharging thousands of savers2h Updated Fund manager fined £2m after overcharging thousands of savers
The Financial Conduct Authority revealed how Henderson raked in £1.8m in excess management charges from two funds while effectively leaving them to run themselves as trackers.
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Rebels shareholders prepare for court battle to stop Inmarsat takeover2h Updated Rebels shareholders prepare for court battle to stop Inmarsat takeover
In a highly unusual tactic, Oaktree Capital and its allies will urge a judge to withhold final approval of the deal until a row over how much investors should be paid is settled.
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Emirates airline boss praises eco activist Greta Thunberg2h Updated Emirates airline boss praises eco activist Greta Thunberg
At the Dubai Air Show industry event, Emirates' British president Sir Tim Clark admitted that the aviation industry was 'not doing enough' to tackle climate change.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Will Britain stand up for the Hong Kong protesters?2h Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Will Britain stand up for the Hong Kong protesters?
The most remarkable aspect of the six month uprising in Hong Kong is the restraint shown by Beijing. A regime not known for its gentle touch has allowed the ferment to continue.
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More women at the top of business would give economy a £150bn boost2h Updated More women at the top of business would give economy a £150bn boost
Chartered Management Institute boss Ann Francke blames a lack of skills and training and poor performance on diversity for contributing for Britain's appalling record on productivity.
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Tesla’s Winding Road to Berlin2h Tesla’s Winding Road to Berlin
Elon Musk’s announcement of a factory in Germany took the industry by surprise, but the deal had been in the works for months.
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Google Hires Firm Known for Anti-Union Efforts3h Updated Google Hires Firm Known for Anti-Union Efforts
After nearly two years of unrest, the company appears to be cracking down on employee activism.
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Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products3h Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products
The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House.
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4 Democratic Candidates Push NBC on Eve of Debate3h Updated 4 Democratic Candidates Push NBC on Eve of Debate
Citing harassment allegations at the network, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren urged its parent, Comcast, to conduct an independent review.
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G.M. Racketeering Lawsuit Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Bribery and Corruption4h G.M. Racketeering Lawsuit Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Bribery and Corruption
The suit claims Fiat Chrysler sought to undermine contract negotiations with the autoworkers union to hurt G.M.
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Walter J. Minton, Publisher Who Defied Censors, Dies at 964h Walter J. Minton, Publisher Who Defied Censors, Dies at 96
As president of Putnam’s, he broke ground with sexually explicit works like “Lolita” and “Fannie Hill,” worked with top authors and scored many best sellers.
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G.M. Sues Fiat Chrysler, Accusing It of Bribery in Union Talks4h Updated G.M. Sues Fiat Chrysler, Accusing It of Bribery in Union Talks
The suit claims Fiat Chrysler sought to undermine contract negotiations with the autoworkers union to hurt G.M.
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Fed Unlikely to Cut Rates Again Unless Economy Shows Signs of Weakening4h Updated Fed Unlikely to Cut Rates Again Unless Economy Shows Signs of Weakening
Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting reinforced the central bank’s message that it may be done cutting rates barring economic weakness.
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What If Porn Had No Pictures?6h Updated What If Porn Had No Pictures?
Female-run businesses want to bring audio pornography to the imaginative, ethically conscious masses.
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G.M. Sues Fiat Chrysler, Accusing It of Manipulating Union Talks6h Updated G.M. Sues Fiat Chrysler, Accusing It of Manipulating Union Talks
The suit claims Fiat Chrysler sought to undermine contract negotiations with the autoworkers union to hurt G.M.
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Boris Johnson’s national insurance promise will be hard to keep | Larry Elliott7h Boris Johnson’s national insurance promise will be hard to keep | Larry Elliott
Prime minister’s pledge in the TV debate was vague, premature and at odds with Tory financial rules
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7h Updated General election 2019: Boris Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance
The PM says he will raise the threshold next year so people do not have to pay until they earn £9,500.
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Tories vow to hand millions of workers a £450 tax cut7h Updated Tories vow to hand millions of workers a £450 tax cut
Boris Johnson today dramatically unveiled a huge £450-a-year tax cut for millions of workers.
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Janus Henderson fined £1.9m for overcharging thousands of investors7h Janus Henderson fined £1.9m for overcharging thousands of investors
Asset manager charged fees for active management customers did not receive, says FCA The asset manager Janus Henderson has been fined £1.9m by the City watchdog for mistreating and overcharging thousands of ordinary investors in a controversial practice known as “closet tracking.” The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the firm’s Henderson Investment Funds Limited division failed to tell 4,713 small savers that their investments were no longer being actively managed, but continued to charge them the same fees.
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Tories vow to hand millions of workers  a £400 tax cut7h Updated Tories vow to hand millions of workers  a £400 tax cut
Boris Johnson revealed that the Tory manifesto will commit to increasing the national insurance threshold to £12,000 from the current level of £8,600.
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A.M.A. Urges Ban on Vaping Products as Juul Is Sued by More States8h Updated A.M.A. Urges Ban on Vaping Products as Juul Is Sued by More States
The American Medical Association echoed the concerns of California and New York, the latest two states to file lawsuits alleging that the company had targeted young people with deceptive marketing.
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Morrisons customers see More card loyalty points vanish8h Morrisons customers see More card loyalty points vanish
Many disgruntled shoppers have said they have saved up their points all year to go towards their Christmas shop only to find, at the till, that the points are nowhere to be found.
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How a Gig Worker Revolt Begins8h Updated How a Gig Worker Revolt Begins
Rev was just a small start-up offering online transcriptions. Now it’s the latest symbol of a gig-economy company whose workers are fed up.
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Coppel to chair Top Shop tycoon Green’s retail empire8h Coppel to chair Top Shop tycoon Green’s retail empire
A former boss of the De Vere hotel and leisure group will be named this week as the new chairman of Sir Philip Green's high street empire.
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Falling house prices sends number of people getting money back doubling in two years 8h Falling house prices sends number of people getting money back doubling in two years 
A FOI request has revealed that in the last financial year, more than 4,500 people were able to reclaim tax they had paid on their property after selling it at a lower price than than it was valued at.
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One Whopper Jr., Hold the Toy9h One Whopper Jr., Hold the Toy
As environmental concerns grow, chains like Burger King and McDonald’s are rethinking what to offer with children’s meals.
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Ten arrested in London on suspicion of £15m money laundering plot9h Ten arrested in London on suspicion of £15m money laundering plot
Cash, drugs and luxury cars seized after series of raids Ten suspected members of an organised crime group have been arrested on suspicion of flying an estimated £15.5m out of the UK to Dubai hidden in suitcases. The National Crime Agency, whose officers made the arrests in a series of raids across London on Wednesday morning, said the suspects were also suspected of trying to smuggle 17 people into the UK this summer.
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Elon Musk Ordered to Stand Trial in Cave Explorer’s Defamation Case10h Elon Musk Ordered to Stand Trial in Cave Explorer’s Defamation Case
The explorer had filed a lawsuit last year after Mr. Musk accused him of being a “pedo guy.” Mr. Musk wanted the case thrown out.
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Thousands of small investors overcharged £1.7m in fees10h Thousands of small investors overcharged £1.7m in fees
Thousands of small investors were overcharged more than £1.7million in fees by fund manager Janus Henderson, the City watchdog said today.
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Alibaba on track to raise £10bn in Hong Kong listing10h Alibaba on track to raise £10bn in Hong Kong listing
E-commerce group plans to sell 500m shares in biggest offering across global markets this year The Chinese retail group Alibaba has kicked off this year’s biggest share sale, with a plan to raise up to HK$100 (£10bn) though a listing in Hong Kong. The sale will be viewed as a boost to Hong Kong after five months of violent anti-government protests and just weeks after it was confirmed that the territory had plunged into recession. Hong Kong’s economic activity was down more than 3% in the three months to September as a result of a downturn in exports and a collapse in consumer and tourist spending.
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European Central Bank warns of growing risks to global financial stability – as it happened10h European Central Bank warns of growing risks to global financial stability – as it happened
Rolling coverage of markets, economics and business news amid warning of increased risks posed by non-bank lenders
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European Central Bank warns of growing risks to global financial stability – business live10h Updated European Central Bank warns of growing risks to global financial stability – business live
Rolling coverage of markets, economics and business news amid warning of increased risks posed by non-bank lenders
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Buy-to-let repossessions have jumped 40 per cent in one year11h Updated Buy-to-let repossessions have jumped 40 per cent in one year
Official figures released this week from banking trade body UK Finance revealed a 40 per cent rise in buy-to-let repossessions on last year.
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For people on low incomes, free internet access would be life-changing | Rachel Connolly11h For people on low incomes, free internet access would be life-changing | Rachel Connolly
When you can’t afford broadband at home, everything – from school work to Ucas or benefit applications – is more difficultA lot of the discussion about Labour’s promise to provide free fibreoptic broadband for all has revolved around
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Want the Greenest Device? You May Already Own It11h Want the Greenest Device? You May Already Own It
One way to help the planet is not to buy new tech, especially stuff the planet never needed, says Kendra Pierre-Louis, who reports on the environment.
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Pompeo Calls for Restraint in Hong Kong, and McConnell Asks Trump to Speak Up11h Updated Pompeo Calls for Restraint in Hong Kong, and McConnell Asks Trump to Speak Up
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the police and protesters should refrain from violence. Senator Mitch McConnell said President Trump should make forceful statements on Hong Kong.
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Trying to Trademark a Meme? OK Boomer11h Updated Trying to Trademark a Meme? OK Boomer
At least five trademark applications are pending for the retort, according to a database for the federal patent office, including one by Fox Media, which hopes to use it for a possible television series.
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BT says it will not work with company linked to Prince Andrew11h Updated BT says it will not work with company linked to Prince Andrew
Pressure on prince grows as telecoms firm becomes latest to distance itself from him BT has said it will not work with a company that counts Prince Andrew as patron, amid a growing exodus away from the royal. Andrew’s disastrous interview about his friendship with the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and alleged sexual encounter with a teenager had already led prominent businesses and other organisations to sever ties with his entrepreneurial scheme, Pitch@Palace.
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Art Deco flat for sale has a Grade II listed garage façade and four Shell petrol pumps12h Art Deco flat for sale has a Grade II listed garage façade and four Shell petrol pumps
Manor Road Garage was once a fully-fledged working petrol station, but has been converted into luxury flats.
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Legal & General to build 3,000 affordable homes per year12h Legal & General to build 3,000 affordable homes per year
UK insurer agrees tie-up with 14 housing associations in attempt to ease property crisis The UK insurer Legal & General has teamed up with 14 housing associations to build 3,000 affordable homes annually, as official figures show a 22% rise in the number of affordable homes delivered in England in the past year. The insurance and pensions firm
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12h WeWork investor Softbank sells $499-a-month vacuum
The Japanese conglomerate behind WeWork and Uber launches an automated vacuum cleaner in the US.
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Aston Martin unveils £158,000 SUV aimed at wealthy women12h Updated Aston Martin unveils £158,000 SUV aimed at wealthy women
Luxury carmaker hopes DBX will reverse its fortunes amid falling sales and share price Aston Martin Lagonda has unveiled its first sports utility vehicle in an attempt to compete in the fast growing luxury SUV car market and reverse
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Senate Passes Bill to Support Hong Kong Protesters, Putting Pressure on Trump12h Updated Senate Passes Bill to Support Hong Kong Protesters, Putting Pressure on Trump
The House and Senate both passed the bill with a veto-proof majority. It compels the U.S. to penalize Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for abuses.
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How Democrats Would Tax High-Income Professionals12h How Democrats Would Tax High-Income Professionals
The primary race has created plenty of talk about levying billionaires. But leading Democratic proposals could also affect millions of well-paid workers.
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The IMF is losing influence – and for that it must share the blame12h The IMF is losing influence – and for that it must share the blame
As politics turns ever inwards, the Fund must be quicker to admit its mistakes and implement reforms This year, I didn’t attend the October annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington. Instead, I paid close attention to reports of the gathering and talked to people who were there whom I respect. What emerged is depressing for the wellbeing of the global economy. In particular, the prospect of continued weakness and fragmentation pressures will compound the challenges to the credibility and effectiveness of multilateral institutions. The convening power of the IMF and the World Bank is unquestionably strong, if not unique. Every year, their annual meetings attract top economic and financial officials from more than 180 countries, as well as a far larger number of private-sector representatives. It’s an exceptional global gathering, not only for officials to exchange views but also for corporate networking.
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12h Softbank launches $499-a-month vacuum cleaner in US
The Japanese conglomerate behind WeWork and Uber launches an automated vacuum cleaner in the US.
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Taxman warns on scams ahead of self-assessment deadline13h Taxman warns on scams ahead of self-assessment deadline
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned taxpayers to prepare for a surge in activity by fraudsters.
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13h Prince Andrew: Letter casts doubt on when duke met Epstein
The Duke of York's friendship with a sex offender was years longer than he told the BBC, the letter says.
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Housebuilding data shows dearth of homes for affordable renting13h Housebuilding data shows dearth of homes for affordable renting
Only 37,825 new homes built to be let at discounted rents last year, despite waiting list of 1.1m England’s shortage of affordable rented housing shows no sign of ending, as
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14h Prince Andrew: BT refuses to work with firm where the duke is patron
The telecoms firm says it could resume the connection if the Duke of York ended his role as patron.
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14h Updated Aston Martin launches first car made in St Athan factory
The luxury car brand hopes the new DBX SUV will deliver a sales boost after a disappointing year.
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Fever-Tree mixes revenue warning with US expansion cheer14h Fever-Tree mixes revenue warning with US expansion cheer
Premium tonic water and mixer maker lowers forecast after slowdown in UK retail sales The drinks company Fever-Tree has said a slowdown in consumer spending has
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12 tricks to boost your coffers this Christmas 14h Updated 12 tricks to boost your coffers this Christmas 
The cost of Christmas presents, social events, food and drink to entertain family and friends between now and New Year all adds up. The key is to plan ahead so it doesn't cause you to go into debt.
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KPMG transforms transformation unit with job cuts14h KPMG transforms transformation unit with job cuts
KPMG is taking the axe to its in-house project management team as part of a programme to slash tens of millions of pounds from the big four accountancy firm’s annual cost base.
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Aston Martin reveals the £158,000 DBX SUV15h Updated Aston Martin reveals the £158,000 DBX SUV
The 181mph five-door five-seater all-wheel-drive crossover has been designed from the ground up with input from women and children to ensure its the ideal motor for well-heeled families.
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‘OK Boomer’: Trying to Trademark a Meme15h ‘OK Boomer’: Trying to Trademark a Meme
At least five trademark applications are pending for the retort, according to a database for the federal patent office, including one by Fox Media, which hopes to use it for a possible television series.
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Audi to unleash £70,000 stylish e-tron Sportback electric SUV15h Updated Audi to unleash £70,000 stylish e-tron Sportback electric SUV
One of its headline-grabbing features is innovative digital matrix LED lights that are so advanced they create a carpet of light in your lane and even project custom patterns onto the tarmac.
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Donald Trump tariff threat hangs over global stock markets – business live15h Updated Donald Trump tariff threat hangs over global stock markets – business live
Rolling coverage of markets, economics and business news as shares in Asia fall
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The Era of Fast-Food Toys Begins to Melt Away15h The Era of Fast-Food Toys Begins to Melt Away
As environmental concerns grow, chains like Burger King and McDonald’s are rethinking what to offer with children’s meals.
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Charities denied £185m in donations due to chaos in the probate system15h Updated Charities denied £185m in donations due to chaos in the probate system
Some of the country's largest charities have had to make cutbacks after money donated in wills was held up in a logjam. The problem was triggered by a new IT system in March.
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Aston Martin pins revival hopes on £158k family SUV 16h Updated Aston Martin pins revival hopes on £158k family SUV 
The 106-year-old car maker will unveil the DBX, which it is aiming at families but can go from zero to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds, at simultaneous events in China and the US.
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VICTORIA BISCHOFF: The insurance industry is a disaster zone16h Updated VICTORIA BISCHOFF: The insurance industry is a disaster zone
How do home insurers get away with it? They lure you in with a cheap, loss-leading policy, jack up the price for anyone who stays loyal - and then use every trick in the book to wriggle out of paying claims.
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Is this the last 5% savings deal in Britain? 16h Updated Is this the last 5% savings deal in Britain? 
Savers who put money aside each month have been hit as top regular savings rates disappear. The latest blow came last week as M&S Bank pulled its 5 per cent rate for those using its Monthly Saver.
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How to save on TV streaming and music services16h Updated How to save on TV streaming and music services
Long gone are the days when the BBC licence fee would cover all your entertainment needs. Now you have a whole host of online television and music options to choose from.
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Have company bosses and their banker friends finally killed the IPO market? 16h Updated Have company bosses and their banker friends finally killed the IPO market? 
It is inevitable that company bosses who have been running a firm for years know their business and its prospects better than any third party investor realistically could.
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Lotto losers are £4,000 poorer: Figures reveal cost of chasing jackpot16h Lotto losers are £4,000 poorer: Figures reveal cost of chasing jackpot
If you have played the game every week since its launch on November 19, 1994, you will have spent £1,625. If this money had been invested, you would now have a pot of around £4,000.
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Juul Is Sued by New York and California Over Vaping Ads16h Juul Is Sued by New York and California Over Vaping Ads
The attorneys general of the two states are the latest to file lawsuits alleging that the company had targeted young people with deceptive marketing.
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New York and California Sue Juul Over Vaping Ads16h New York and California Sue Juul Over Vaping Ads
The attorneys general of the two states are the latest to file lawsuits alleging that the company had targeted young people with deceptive marketing.
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Prominent Malta businessman arrested on his yacht17h Prominent Malta businessman arrested on his yacht
Maltese police have arrested a prominent businessman on his yacht as he tried to leave the country's waters.
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BT and universities cut ties with Andrew after Epstein interview 17h BT and universities cut ties with Andrew after Epstein interview
BT and three Australian universities have joined the list of organisations distancing themselves from Prince Andrew after his interview about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. 
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Consumer spending slowdown takes fizz out of Fever-Tree17h Consumer spending slowdown takes fizz out of Fever-Tree
Fever-Tree has cut its full-year revenue forecasts, blaming the consumer spending slowdown in the UK.
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Holiday Autos tries to slip out of paying us a refund for the cost of our no-show car18h Holiday Autos tries to slip out of paying us a refund for the cost of our no-show car
We booked a hire car but there wasn’t one … and we had to pay another £300-plus
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Rare Virginia Woolf Materials Sold to New York Public Library20h Rare Virginia Woolf Materials Sold to New York Public Library
The newly acquired items include rarities like eight letters written by Woolf’s husband and sister shortly after she disappeared and committed suicide.
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Elon Musk, Accused of Defaming Cave Explorer, Must Stand Trial, Judge Says21h Elon Musk, Accused of Defaming Cave Explorer, Must Stand Trial, Judge Says
The explorer had filed a lawsuit last year after Mr. Musk accused him of being a “pedo guy.” Mr. Musk wanted the case thrown out.
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PG&E Struggles to Find a Way Out of Bankruptcy22h Updated PG&E Struggles to Find a Way Out of Bankruptcy
California’s largest utility needs to reach a settlement with victims of wildfires and other creditors while fending off calls for a state takeover.
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Boeing engine cover re-design called for after woman sucked from plane23h Boeing engine cover re-design called for after woman sucked from plane
Boeing should redesign engine covers on all its 737NG aircraft following an accident that killed a mother-of-two, investigators say.
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Now pubs demand business tax reform to halt an avalanche of closures25h Updated Now pubs demand business tax reform to halt an avalanche of closures
There are 16 pubs, bars and restaurants closing every day as the High Street crisis bites, according to UK Hospitality, which represents 90 per cent of the industry.
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TK Maxx bucks the High St gloom with a 6% rise in sales25h Updated TK Maxx bucks the High St gloom with a 6% rise in sales
American parent company TJX International, which includes Europe and Australia, upgraded forecasts in a third-quarter earnings update yesterday as it brushed off Brexit uncertainty.
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Unions lash out at Tata Steel over plan to cut up to 3,000 jobs25h Updated Unions lash out at Tata Steel over plan to cut up to 3,000 jobs
Workers' representatives have demanded urgent assurances about the future of steel plants in the UK after the group announced plans to axe thousands of jobs.
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Vegan Man Sues Burger King, Claiming It Cooks Impossible Whopper Next to Meat25h Updated Vegan Man Sues Burger King, Claiming It Cooks Impossible Whopper Next to Meat
The fast food chain declined to comment on the lawsuit, which follows other controversies over how restaurants prepare orders that are ostensibly meatless.
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Andrea Leadsom set to wave through £4bn Cobham takeover 25h Updated Andrea Leadsom set to wave through £4bn Cobham takeover 
Leadsom said she is 'minded to accept' pledges put forward by the British defence firm's US suitor Advent International to ease concerns that the deal poses a threat to national security.
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G4S facing boot from ethical index after being blacklisted by Norway25h Updated G4S facing boot from ethical index after being blacklisted by Norway
The security services group has been a member of the FTSE 4 Good Index - run by the London Stock Exchange Group's FTSE Russell subsidiary - for the past three years.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Cobham deal sells-out of a British icon25h Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Cobham deal sells-out of a British icon
Andrea Leadsom and Boris Johnson have failed the national interest by nodding through the £4bn acquisition of aerospace pioneer Cobham by US private equity firms Advent and Blackstone.
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Easyjet rakes in £1.4bn on extra charges25h Updated Easyjet rakes in £1.4bn on extra charges
The budget airline said its 'ancillary revenues' jumped by almost 14 per cent in the year to the end of September. Surge pricing ramps up the cost of booking a seat during busy periods.
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MARKET REPORT: Homeserve hits record high as cash floods in25h Updated MARKET REPORT: Homeserve hits record high as cash floods in
Homeserve revealed it is plotting a push into the North American market, where it picked up 13 per cent more customers in the first-half, by spending £108m on a controlling stake in US group Elocal.
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25h Is shopping at Primark really a way to be greener?
The High Street chain says shopping in-store harms the environment less than buying online.
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25h Dubai Air Show: Emirates boss says he took too long to accept climate crisis
Emirates' president Sir Tim Clark says climate change activists helped airlines focus on the need to act.
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25h Freelancers should be paid higher minimum wage, says think tank
A higher rate would insulate workers from some of the risk they face, according to think tank Demos
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Gannett, Now Largest U.S. Newspaper Chain, Targets ‘Inefficiencies’25h Updated Gannett, Now Largest U.S. Newspaper Chain, Targets ‘Inefficiencies’
The merger of GateHouse Media and Gannett is now final, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the nation and raising concerns about the industry’s future.
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What Is End-to-End Encryption? Another Bull’s-Eye on Big Tech26h Updated What Is End-to-End Encryption? Another Bull’s-Eye on Big Tech
After years of on-and-off debate over nearly snoop-proof security, the industry is girding for new pressure from law enforcement around the world.
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Ford Wants to Sell You an Electric S.U.V. It’s Called a Mustang.26h Updated Ford Wants to Sell You an Electric S.U.V. It’s Called a Mustang.
Automakers have made battery-powered cars largely to meet environmental rules. Now they’re putting more skin in the game.
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New Gannett Boss Says Newsroom Layoffs Will Amount to ‘Almost Nothing’28h New Gannett Boss Says Newsroom Layoffs Will Amount to ‘Almost Nothing’
The merger of GateHouse Media and Gannett is now final, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the nation and raising concerns about the industry’s future.
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The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.28h Updated The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.
Once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again.
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28h US regulators call for updates to Boeing 737 planes
The recommendation came at the end of the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of a fatal 2018 accident.
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T-Mobile’s Longtime C.E.O., John Legere, Will Step Down29h Updated T-Mobile’s Longtime C.E.O., John Legere, Will Step Down
Mr. Legere was credited with reviving the telecommunications company. He has been instrumental in navigating T-Mobile’s pending merger deal with Sprint.
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Big Tech’s Toughest Opponent Says She’s Just Getting Started29h Big Tech’s Toughest Opponent Says She’s Just Getting Started
Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressive agenda.
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Clipper Logistics founder fashions £300m takeover bid29h Clipper Logistics founder fashions £300m takeover bid
The founder of Clipper Logistics is plotting a £300m takeover of the company which helps retailers such as ASOS and John Lewis fulfil growing volumes of online orders.
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First-time buyers overtake home movers as the number creeps up by 1.6 per cent30h Updated First-time buyers overtake home movers as the number creeps up by 1.6 per cent
Figures released today show there were 29,100 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in September 2019, some 1.6 per cent more than in the same month last year.
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What Is End-to-End Encryption, Back as a Bull’s-Eye on Big Tech?30h Updated What Is End-to-End Encryption, Back as a Bull’s-Eye on Big Tech?
After years of on-and-off debate over nearly snoop-proof security, the industry is girding for new pressure from law enforcement around the world.
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Boeing wins up to $6bn of orders for grounded 737 Max jets30h Boeing wins up to $6bn of orders for grounded 737 Max jets
Deals for planes announced at Dubai airshow despite ban after two fatal accidents Boeing’s 737 Max has taken centre stage at the Dubai airshow as airlines announced plans to order up to 50 of the jets worth $6bn (£4.6bn) despite a global grounding in place since March. Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana said it had signed a letter of intent to order 30 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets for its FlyArystan subsidiary. Air Astana, which operates Airbus and Embraer jets in its main network, said it was confident in Boeing’s ability to resolve problems with the Max.
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Leading thinktank calls for targeted public sector pay increases30h Leading thinktank calls for targeted public sector pay increases
IFS says rises needs in order to compete with private sector after decade of wage restraint Targeted increases in public sector pay are needed to enable the NHS, schools, the armed forces, the police, the civil service and prisons to hold on to their workers in the face of competition from the private sector, a leading thinktank has said. The
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If Labour wants to rewrite the rules it needs clearer policies30h If Labour wants to rewrite the rules it needs clearer policies
You can applaud some of John McDonnell’s plan but some parts are vague and others just plain odd Let’s start with the good bits in shadow chancellor
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Ten modern cars with the best wading depths to take on floods30h Updated Ten modern cars with the best wading depths to take on floods
Searches for off-road capable cars on the new and second-hand market are surging faster than usual as floods hit the headlines, says BuyaCar. These are the 10 models it recommends.
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Lidl’s 19,000 UK staff to get pay rise in line with living wage31h Lidl’s 19,000 UK staff to get pay rise in line with living wage
Supermarket in line to become Britain’s best payer with increase worth £10m in total
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31h Juul faces mounting state lawsuits in US
The vaping firm is accused of targeting youth and misrepresenting the safety of its products.
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Airbnb faces backlash in Toronto and Paris32h Airbnb faces backlash in Toronto and Paris
Rental company hit by clampdown in Canada and unrest in France
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EasyJet to offset carbon emissions from all its flights32h Updated EasyJet to offset carbon emissions from all its flights
Airline will also relaunch its package holiday business in wake of Thomas Cook collapse EasyJet is set to become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its entire network, after announcing it would offset all jet fuel emissions. The British budget airline said it would start offsetting all flights from Tuesday, which it said would cost about £25m in the next financial year through schemes to plant trees or avoid the release of additional carbon dioxide.
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Vegan sues Burger King for grilling Impossible burger and meat on same grill32h Vegan sues Burger King for grilling Impossible burger and meat on same grill
Phillip Williams argues he wouldn’t have bought the burger if he’d known it was ‘covered in meat by-products’ When Burger King announced the Impossible Whopper (a vegan alternative to their best-selling burger), they did so with the tagline: “100% Whopper, 0% Beef.” Turns out, the statement may have been misleading. At least, that’s what customer Phillip Williams, who is vegan, has claimed in a lawsuit filed against the fast-food giant in South Florida on Monday.
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Pension tax fix for doctors to stave off NHS winter crisis33h Updated Pension tax fix for doctors to stave off NHS winter crisis
The temporary fix is intended to stop doctors refusing shifts to avoid shock pension tax penalties, a situation critics claim is threatening patient care.
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How Democrats Would Tax High-Income Professionals (Not Just the Mega-Rich)34h Updated How Democrats Would Tax High-Income Professionals (Not Just the Mega-Rich)
Moody’s data shows that higher taxes would be paid disproportionately in Democratic-leaning states.
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35h Manchester City post record £535.2m revenue in 2018-19 annual report
Manchester City brought in a record £535.2m last season, the club's 2018-19 annual report says.
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Massive Scalextric-style track built for F1 to be sold at auction for up to £23k35h Massive Scalextric-style track built for F1 to be sold at auction for up to £23k
The huge slot car racing set cost in the region of $100,000 to make and was used by F1 organisers in the fan's paddock during the 2018 season. That means plenty of drivers have had a go.
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When will the open banking revolution finally take-off?35h Updated When will the open banking revolution finally take-off?
More than 400 bankers, start-up founders and employees, regulators and journalists this Wednesday piled into a conference centre near St Paul's Cathedral in London, for the open banking expo.
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How Can Female Entrepreneurs Attract Financing?35h Updated How Can Female Entrepreneurs Attract Financing?
Money is the biggest stumbling block for start-ups led by women, but there are ways to work around that.
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Stocks and share Isa vs the lottery: How investing would leave you better off35h Stocks and share Isa vs the lottery: How investing would leave you better off
Exclusive figures crunched by Hargreaves Lansdown show that the typical lottery gambler is £18,500 worse off - assuming they'd played every game since launch instead of investing.
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Lloyds of London takes to City pubs to stamp out bad behaviour35h Lloyds of London takes to City pubs to stamp out bad behaviour
Staff survey spurs insurance market to put ads in bars to stop sexual harassment and bullying Insurance market Lloyd’s of London will plaster City pubs with posters urging workers to report inappropriate behaviour, after nearly 500 of its underwriters and brokers said they
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The Suburban Office Park, an Aging Relic, Seeks a Comeback35h The Suburban Office Park, an Aging Relic, Seeks a Comeback
After losing tenants to revitalized downtowns over the last decade, developers are adding modern amenities to secluded campuses.
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Unions seek talks after Tata Steel shock plan to cut 3,000 jobs35h Unions seek talks after Tata Steel shock plan to cut 3,000 jobs
Concern at Port Talbot plant as company announces it will be reducing European workforce Unions have sought urgent talks with Tata Steel after the owner of the Port Talbot steelworks shocked workers with plans to cut 3,000 jobs across Europe. The announcement, the latest sign of the
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36h Updated EasyJet relaunches package holiday business
The airline is seeking to move into the gap in the industry left by the demise of Thomas Cook.
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37h TSB lacked common sense before IT meltdown, says report
Some customers were left without online banking access for several weeks after the problems last year.
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£21trn investor group demands change at Aviva37h £21trn investor group demands change at Aviva
A powerful group of institutional investors is urging Aviva to accelerate an overhaul of its strategy as the FTSE-100 insurer faces renewed discontent in the City over its performance.
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TikTok’s Bid to Regain Trust37h TikTok’s Bid to Regain Trust
Having taken a beating over national security concerns, the company is now wondering how it can convince Washington that it’s safe.
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37h Updated Jamie Oliver to expand restaurants abroad after UK collapse
The celebrity chef's group says franchisees plan to open 21 restaurants by the end of 2020.
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Labour would rewrite rules of UK economy, says John McDonnell37h Labour would rewrite rules of UK economy, says John McDonnell
Shadow chancellor criticises corporate excess but rules out windfall tax on oil and gas firms
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U.K. Election Rivals Try to Offer Business Leaders a Friendly Face37h Updated U.K. Election Rivals Try to Offer Business Leaders a Friendly Face
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn made efforts to dispel past impressions in speeches to Britain’s largest industry group.
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DealBook: TikTok’s Bid to Regain Trust37h DealBook: TikTok’s Bid to Regain Trust
Having taken a beating over national security concerns, the company is now wondering how it can convince Washington that it’s safe.
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TSB lacked common sense in run-up to IT meltdown, says report37h TSB lacked common sense in run-up to IT meltdown, says report
Computer systems failure resulted in nearly 1.9 million people being locked out of accounts The board of TSB lacked “common sense” and shifted customers to a new IT platform before it had been fully tested, an independent report into the bank’s
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37h Updated TSB board lacked common sense before IT meltdown, says report
Some customers were left without online banking access for several weeks after the problems last year.
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Fresh fears raised over steel industry after Tata says it plans to cut thousands of jobs37h Updated Fresh fears raised over steel industry after Tata says it plans to cut thousands of jobs
The company, which runs the Port Talbot steel-making plant, said it intends to shed around 3,000 jobs. It employs around 21,000 people, including 8,500 in the UK.
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UK poised to approve £4bn US takeover of defence firm Cobham38h UK poised to approve £4bn US takeover of defence firm Cobham
Private equity group Advent to address security concerns raised by Andrea Leadsom The government is set to wave through the £4bn takeover of British defence company Cobham by Advent after the US private equity group offered to address national security concerns. The business secretary, Andrea Leadsom, on Tuesday announced that the government would consult on legally binding steps to be taken by Advent, adding she was “minded to accept” the undertakings – despite objections expressed to competition regulators by unnamed parties about the private equity firm’s potential short-term hunt for profits.
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Stocks and share Isa vs the lottery: How investing could have left you better off38h Stocks and share Isa vs the lottery: How investing could have left you better off
Exclusive figures crunched by Hargreaves Lansdown show that the typical lottery gambler is £18,500 worse off - assuming they'd played every game since launch instead of investing.
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Qantas Says It Would Back Suit by Flight Attendant Called Racist by Will.i.am38h Qantas Says It Would Back Suit by Flight Attendant Called Racist by Will.i.am
The musician posted the name and photograph of the airline employee on Twitter after a dispute on a flight in Australia.
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Fishing village at centre of tax storm: Watchdog bans insurance boss for funnelling £200k to wife38h Updated Fishing village at centre of tax storm: Watchdog bans insurance boss for funnelling £200k to wife
The man in question, Stuart Forsyth, is also accused of trying to cover up the tax ruse by creating false minutes of a boardroom meeting.
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Global shares push higher on hopes of trade deal and China stimulus – business live38h Updated Global shares push higher on hopes of trade deal and China stimulus – business live
Pan-European share index hits four-year high as traders wait for progress on US-China trade deal
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Spanish executive slammed after IT meltdown at TSB: UK bosses kept in dark39h Updated Spanish executive slammed after IT meltdown at TSB: UK bosses kept in dark
Carlos Abarca, who was until recently chief information officer at TSB, will be singled out for criticism in the investigation by law firm Slaughter & May.
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39h TSB meltdown caused by testing failures, says report
Some customers were left without online banking access for several weeks after the problems last year.
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Starting Your Own Business Is Hard. Here’s Some Advice.39h Starting Your Own Business Is Hard. Here’s Some Advice.
Other women have done it with great success, and here are some steps you can take to follow their lead.
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These Villages in Thailand Are Part of the Global Economy. Go to Ikea to Find Out.39h These Villages in Thailand Are Part of the Global Economy. Go to Ikea to Find Out.
A project employing women from poor hill tribes is transforming lives in northern Thailand.
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Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence39h Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence
Three women with extensive experience in A.I. spoke on the topic and how to confront it.
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Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus: What Shows Are Worth Watching?39h Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus: What Shows Are Worth Watching?
The initial lineups of original shows on the two streaming services are hit-and-miss. But here are five worth checking out.
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Poverty Impacts Access to Health Care. These Women Are Trying to Change That.39h Poverty Impacts Access to Health Care. These Women Are Trying to Change That.
A look at three women who are working to make people with low incomes healthier.
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39h Boeing gets 737 Max vote of confidence
Airlines have expressed interest in buying the troubled aircraft once it is cleared to fly again.
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Stock markets rise as traders wait for progress on US-China trade deal – business live40h Updated Stock markets rise as traders wait for progress on US-China trade deal – business live
Pound inches higher towards $1.30 on hopes of smoother Brexit process
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Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat40h Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat
Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industry Bill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C degrees that could help replace fossil fuels. The world’s richest man is joining investors behind Heliogen, the first company to concentrate sunlight to reach temperatures that are high enough to power heavy industry without carbon emissions.
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Google Stadia launches to complaints about lag40h Google Stadia launches to complaints about lag
Google's game-streaming platform Stadia has launched - and is being immediately criticised for the lag affecting services.
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Asian shares mixed amid doubts on US-China trade deal – business live41h Updated Asian shares mixed amid doubts on US-China trade deal – business live
Pound inches higher towards $1.30 on hopes of smoother Brexit process
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Silicon Valley’s Biggest Foe Is Getting Even Tougher41h Silicon Valley’s Biggest Foe Is Getting Even Tougher
Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressive agenda.
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41h Chick-fil-A drops charities after LGBT protests
The US fast-food firm has drawn fire for its owner's stance on same-sex marriage.
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EasyJet will offset carbon emissions by planting trees41h EasyJet will offset carbon emissions by planting trees
EasyJet has said it is going to become the first airline in the world to operate net-zero carbon flights through offsetting emissions made by its planes by, among other things, planting trees.
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Should pension funds be more ethical and try to improve the world?41h Should pension funds be more ethical and try to improve the world?
Only a fifth of staff aged 22-38 feel their pension scheme is aligned with their values, and half believe 'responsible investing' should be built into their employer's default fund.
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Direct Line won’t renew my insurance after a local break-in42h Direct Line won’t renew my insurance after a local break-in
It turned out to be because a neighbour’s cars had been stolen using keys taken from their house
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Kylie Jenner sells stake in cosmetics business for £460m43h Kylie Jenner sells stake in cosmetics business for £460m
Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has sold a majority stake in her cosmetics business for $600m (£463m).
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