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19 Deaths in Costa Rica Tied to Tainted Alcohol, Officials Say1h 2m Updated 19 Deaths in Costa Rica Tied to Tainted Alcohol, Officials Say
Health officials confiscated 30,000 bottles of alcohol and suspect the deaths were caused by methanol poisoning.
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Jeffrey Epstein Moved Money Overseas in Transactions His Bank Flagged to U.S.1h 47m Updated Jeffrey Epstein Moved Money Overseas in Transactions His Bank Flagged to U.S.
Employees at Deutsche Bank reported potentially illicit transactions to a federal regulator. Mr. Epstein, who is charged with sex trafficking, had dozens of accounts at the bank.
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A million homes lined up for energy bill cuts2h A million homes lined up for energy bill cuts
Ministers admit much more needs to be done to reach fuel poverty targets One million more homes in England could be in line for help to cut their energy bills under the government’s latest strategy to tackle fuel poverty. Ministers plan to change the way the government calculates whether a household is fuel poor, after admitting that much more needs to be done to reach its own
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Serious Fraud Office investigates De La Rue over South Sudan operations2h Serious Fraud Office investigates De La Rue over South Sudan operations
Shares of UK company producing Bank of England notes more than halved after series of setbacks The Serious Fraud Office is investigating the world’s biggest printer of banknotes over suspected corruption in South Sudan. The SFO said it was examining how the UK company De La Rue, which produces notes for the Bank of England, and associated individuals conducted business in the African country.
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Metro Bank to seek new chair as Hill steps aside2h Metro Bank to seek new chair as Hill steps aside
Metro Bank will on Wednesday try to draw a line under a series of corporate governance rows with the City by announcing that it is kicking off a search for a new chairman.
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How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House Through Realogy3h Updated How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House Through Realogy
The online retailer is teaming with an owner of real estate brokerage firms to offer home buyers free Alexa speakers and services like furniture assembly.
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The Last Toll Collectors3h Updated The Last Toll Collectors
Cashless tolling technology reduces traffic and idling, but it is also replacing the sentries of the country’s roads.
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MPs urge Metro Bank not to create more mortgage prisoners3h Updated MPs urge Metro Bank not to create more mortgage prisoners
Embattled bank Metro is exploring the sale of customers' mortgages reportedly worth up to half a billion pounds back to US hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management.
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A new prime minister is forced upon us | Letters3h A new prime minister is forced upon us | Letters
Readers respond to the election of Boris Johnson as Tory leaderPlease can someone tell me that I’m not mad, and that this really is happening (
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ALEX BRUMMER: Neil Woodford should suspend fees or be banished from City3h Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Neil Woodford should suspend fees or be banished from City
The FCA could draft in a reputable replacement who suspends the fees on Woodford's Equity Income fund, refunds those paid since closure and is charged with cleaning up the mess.
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4h Updated Someday, an Arm Implant May Prevent H.I.V. Infection for a Year
In preliminary tests, a matchstick-size rod containing a new drug offered promise as a shield against the virus. But a large clinical trial must still be done.
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Batman and AT&T: A New Dynamic Duo?4h Updated Batman and AT&T: A New Dynamic Duo?
The Dark Knight, Wonder Woman and their Justice League compatriots are under new management at a time when the streaming wars are heating up and superheroes are more popular than ever.
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Fever-Tree loses its fizz as cool start to summer knocks back sales4h Fever-Tree loses its fizz as cool start to summer knocks back sales
Poor weather and slowdown in drinks trade contribute to worse than expected results A cool start to the summer, rising competition and a slowdown in the gin trend have knocked the fizz out of Fever-Tree Drinks which posted a worse than expected slowdown in UK sales. Shares in the tonic water maker dived more than 10% on Tuesday, wiping more than £300m off the company’s value, as it said poor weather in the three months to 30 June had dampened growth rates.”
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BA strikes can go ahead as airline loses legal action4h BA strikes can go ahead as airline loses legal action
Holidaymakers’ flights could be disrupted as court rejects airline’s challenge to action British Airways has lost its legal attempt to block
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Johnson appoints business guru to mend Brexit fences4h Johnson appoints business guru to mend Brexit fences
Boris Johnson has secured the services of a senior business adviser, in one of his first appointments before taking the reins as prime minister.
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Is Britain going cashless? Number of ATM withdrawals falls £20bn in six years4h Is Britain going cashless? Number of ATM withdrawals falls £20bn in six years
London is leading the charge towards the UK becoming a cashless society, according to a new report published by the nation's largest provider of cash machines.
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Beijing Auto Buys Daimler Stake, Bolstering German Carmaker’s Ties to China5h Beijing Auto Buys Daimler Stake, Bolstering German Carmaker’s Ties to China
The deal strengthens the German automaker’s relationship with a Chinese counterpart in a country that has become an important market but where overall sales are falling.
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5h Sizewell C: Public asked to part fund nuclear power plant
All UK electricity customers could have to pay upfront through bills to help build Sizewell C.
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5h Updated UK hemp farm could lose £200,000 in crop destruction
Home Office revokes the farm's licence to grow hemp, although it is appealing against the decision.
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Biggest family holiday rip-offs that can bust the holiday budget5h Biggest family holiday rip-offs that can bust the holiday budget
Unforeseen card charges have attracted criticism from a third of families travelling abroad this summer - with the average added cost coming in at a massive £120.
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5h Updated Global growth forecast cut by IMF amid trade tensions
The Fund says growth "remains subdued", and trade and technology tensions need to be reduced.
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Mortgage price war the key battleground in bank reporting season5h Mortgage price war the key battleground in bank reporting season
It's that time of the year when Britain's banks report how they have traded during the last six months.
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Business leaders and unions urge Johnson to avoid no-deal Brexit6h Business leaders and unions urge Johnson to avoid no-deal Brexit
CBI says new Tory leader must secure an agreement in his first 100 days as prime minister Business leaders and trade unions greeted
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Equifax Data-Breach Settlement: Get Up to $20,000 If You Can Prove Harm7h Equifax Data-Breach Settlement: Get Up to $20,000 If You Can Prove Harm
Equifax said it had exposed the data of almost 150 million people in 2017. Now it will pay at least $650 million to settle claims relating to the data breach.
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UK factories facing biggest slowdown since financial crisis, says CBI7h UK factories facing biggest slowdown since financial crisis, says CBI
Brexit fears and slow global growth have hit output in manufacturing sector A double whammy of Brexit uncertainty and a slowdown in global trade has seen order books in Britain’s factories shrink at their fastest pace since the financial crisis, the CBI has said. Urging the new prime minister,
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UK factory orders slump as no-deal Brexit fears hit economy - business live8h Updated UK factory orders slump as no-deal Brexit fears hit economy - business live
British manufacturers have suffered the fastest falls in domestic and export orders since the financial crisis
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8h Updated Could Iran tensions push up petrol prices?
Oil and petrol prices have only risen modestly because of the crisis in the Gulf, but that could change.
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UK house sales crash in June as buyers and sellers put plans on hold amid Brexit uncertainty8h UK house sales crash in June as buyers and sellers put plans on hold amid Brexit uncertainty
In another sign that the housing market has lost steam, 84,490 homes were sold in June, some 16,660 fewer homes than last year, according to figures from HMRC.
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MARKET REPORT: Petra Diamonds spooks investors by admitting it is struggling with a weak market9h Updated MARKET REPORT: Petra Diamonds spooks investors by admitting it is struggling with a weak market
Full-year revenue fell 6 per cent to £372m in the year to June 30, missing analysts' expectations. And Petra trimmed its production guidance to 3.7m in 2020.
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9h Oxfordshire hemp farm could lose £200,000 in crop destruction
Home Office revokes the farm's licence to grow hemp, although it is appealing against the decision.
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How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House9h How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House
Amazon is teaming with Realogy, an owner of real estate brokerage firms, to offer home buyers free Alexa speakers and services like furniture assembly.
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TfL supplier Wrightbus explores sale9h TfL supplier Wrightbus explores sale
A Northern Irish bus-maker whose major customers include Transport for London (TfL) is courting potential buyers after a financial downturn that has left it facing a plunge into the red.
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DealBook Briefing: Did the F.T.C. Go Soft on Facebook?9h Updated DealBook Briefing: Did the F.T.C. Go Soft on Facebook?
An investigation suggests that the commission’s impending punishment of the social network was drastically watered down.
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Bank of England policymaker warns UK economy is weak - business live10h Updated Bank of England policymaker warns UK economy is weak - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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10h UK weather: Heatwave prompts calls for flexible working
Staff should be allowed travel at different times and wear more casual clothing, a union body says.
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Discrimination Is Hard to Prove, Even Harder to Fix10h Updated Discrimination Is Hard to Prove, Even Harder to Fix
Even when older plaintiffs win their suits, correcting institutional biases can take years.
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Most viewed overseas homes for sale revealed, including private islands10h Updated Most viewed overseas homes for sale revealed, including private islands
Escaping the rat race and owning a slice of paradise appears to be a popular theme among those looking to buy a property overseas.
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Santander profits tumble as British banks clamour for customers in mortgage price war10h Santander profits tumble as British banks clamour for customers in mortgage price war
The Spanish-owned lender said its earnings slid 36 per cent to £575million in the last six months as interest rates remained at historic lows.
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New UK nuclear plants could be paid for upfront by consumers11h New UK nuclear plants could be paid for upfront by consumers
Government plans to attract investors by making taxpayer help pay for cost overruns The government has confirmed plans for consumers to begin paying for new nuclear reactors before they are built, and for taxpayers to pay a share of any cost overruns or construction delays. In a consultation document launched on Monday night, officials said the model is “essential” to attract private investors to back the UK’s new nuclear ambitions at a price that is affordable for bill payers. The public purse would also compensate nuclear investors if the project was scrapped.
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From Former Mental Hospital to Recreational Hub11h From Former Mental Hospital to Recreational Hub
Nearly two centuries after it was built, the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum in Columbia is being converted into a mixed-use project known as the BullStreet District.
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Flashing Your Headlights? You’re Probably Sending the Wrong Signals11h Flashing Your Headlights? You’re Probably Sending the Wrong Signals
There are no universally accepted, consistent standards for using headlights to communicate. “It means something different to everybody,” one expert said.
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Shares in Ted Baker surge by more than 13 per cent after its exiled founder considers a buyout11h Updated Shares in Ted Baker surge by more than 13 per cent after its exiled founder considers a buyout
Ray Kelvin, who still owns 35 per cent of the fashion business, is said to be supporting plans to take the company private after more than two decades on the stock market in London.
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Best of the Festival of the Unexceptional - a classic car show for the drab11h Updated Best of the Festival of the Unexceptional - a classic car show for the drab
The Festival of the Unexceptional celebrates some of the blandest, ugliest and underwhelming vehicles from history that have - for one reason or another - been lovingly kept by owners.
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Taxman investigates a quarter of estates hit by inheritance tax11h Taxman investigates a quarter of estates hit by inheritance tax
An FOI request by financial planners Quilter has revealed that more than 5,000 inheritance tax investigations are opened every year - some 23 per cent of the 22,000 estates liable.
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Best current account deals: HSBC pulls its £175 switch offer11h Updated Best current account deals: HSBC pulls its £175 switch offer
Those looking for the best cash reward in return for switching their current account will have to look elsewhere from today, as HSBC has pulled its market leading offer.
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Fever-Tree shares sink as sales growth loses fizz11h Fever-Tree shares sink as sales growth loses fizz
Shares in mixer maker Fever-Tree have fallen sharply after gloomy UK weather in the first half of the year took the fizz out of its sales growth.
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Free and cheap activities for the 2019 school summer holidays11h Updated Free and cheap activities for the 2019 school summer holidays
Parents are set to fork out an extra £1.5k, including £316 on activities this summer over the holidays. We reveal 12 ways you can find free/low cost activities for the kids in your area to save money
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12h Heatwave: Unions calls on bosses to allow flexible working
Staff should be allowed travel at different times and wear more casual clothing, a union body says.
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Debt ceiling deal and trade war optimism lift markets - business live12h Updated Debt ceiling deal and trade war optimism lift markets - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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Supermarket sales see first overall decline since 201612h Supermarket sales see first overall decline since 2016
Supermarket sales have fallen for the first time in three years as shoppers' appetite for beer, cider and ice cream fell in comparison with a period last year buoyed by hot weather and the World Cup.
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Beijing Auto Buys Stake in Daimler, Deepening Their Alliance12h Beijing Auto Buys Stake in Daimler, Deepening Their Alliance
The deal will tighten the German automaker’s ties to China, which has become an important market but where overall sales are falling.
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12h Updated Huawei cuts jobs at US unit after trade clampdown
The job losses at the Chinese firm's research arm come after Huawei was added to a US trade blacklist.
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What the Equifax Data-Breach Settlement Means for You13h Updated What the Equifax Data-Breach Settlement Means for You
Equifax said it had exposed the data of almost 150 million people in 2017. Now it will pay at least $650 million to settle claims relating to the data breach.
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Eurotunnel traffic falls amid Brexit uncertainty13h Eurotunnel traffic falls amid Brexit uncertainty
Car and lorry traffic through the Channel tunnel fell during the first half of the year as Brexit uncertainty took its toll, operator Getlink said.
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Expand credit unions as alternative to payday lenders, FCA urges13h Expand credit unions as alternative to payday lenders, FCA urges
Non-profit cooperatives should be encouraged to disrupt high-cost lenders, says regulator The financial regulator is calling for a government review of credit union rules to give vulnerable consumers a viable alternative to payday lenders. The Financial Conduct Authority said looser laws would allow credit unions to offer a wider range of products and services to customers. It said the move could help higher risk customers who often turn to expensive payday loans to make ends meet.
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How is it our two year old toilet seats are ‘irreplaceable’14h How is it our two year old toilet seats are ‘irreplaceable’
We’re now at breaking point after buying the DIY store’s Cooke & Lewis bathroom range
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Is fair trade finished?15h Is fair trade finished?
Fairtrade changed the way we shop. But major companies have started to abandon it and set up their own in-house imitations – threatening the very idea of fair trade. By Samanth Subramanian
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Nat King Cole’s Early Years Are Getting the Archival Treatment15h Updated Nat King Cole’s Early Years Are Getting the Archival Treatment
Resonance Records is set to release a nearly-200-song anthology of music, which will be the first complete collection of Cole’s pre-Capitol recordings.
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The Pound Is a Brexit Barometer. It’s Not Looking Great Right Now.16h Updated The Pound Is a Brexit Barometer. It’s Not Looking Great Right Now.
Britain’s currency has slumped as uncertainty grows over how and when the U.K. will leave the European Union.
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U.S. Punishes Chinese Company Over Iranian Oil16h Updated U.S. Punishes Chinese Company Over Iranian Oil
For the first time, the Trump administration is imposing economic penalties on a Chinese company for importing Iranian oil, a decision certain to add to tensions between Washington and Beijing.
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Puerto Rico Has Faced Decades of Economic Problems. How Has It Affected You?16h Updated Puerto Rico Has Faced Decades of Economic Problems. How Has It Affected You?
We want to hear from those living in Puerto Rico on how corruption and cutbacks in public services have affected you or your family.
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21h Should robots ever look like us?
Some think humanoid robots will be easier to interact with, but others think we'll find them creepy.
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Equifax to Pay at Least $650 Million in Largest-Ever Data Breach Settlement21h Updated Equifax to Pay at Least $650 Million in Largest-Ever Data Breach Settlement
The agreement, which received preliminary approval Monday, would end an array of lawsuits and investigations stemming from the exposure of the sensitive information of more than 147 million people.
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AutoNation Names Cheryl Miller as C.E.O., Its Second New Boss This Year21h Updated AutoNation Names Cheryl Miller as C.E.O., Its Second New Boss This Year
Ms. Miller replaced Carl Liebert, who joined in March but left to pursue other interests, AutoNation said in a statement.
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Contact Lens Start-Up, Big on Social Media, May Be Bad for Eyes, Doctors Say22h Updated Contact Lens Start-Up, Big on Social Media, May Be Bad for Eyes, Doctors Say
The company, Hubble, offers customers contact lens subscriptions at low monthly prices. Critics say it bypasses eye care professionals, doesn’t properly vet prescriptions and takes advantage of federal regulations to the detriment of consumers.
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British Airways pilots back August strike22h Updated British Airways pilots back August strike
Airline tries to obtain injunction to prevent strike backed by 93% of pilots The travel plans of hundreds of thousands of British Airways passengers face the threat of disruption next month after pilots at the airline voted to go on strike over pay. In the ballot, 93% of BA’s 4,000 pilots voted in favour of taking industrial action after rejecting a three-year pay deal. Strike dates have yet to be announced by the pilots’ union Balpa, which must give two weeks’ notice of any action.
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Puerto Rico ha enfrentado décadas de problemas económicos, ¿de qué forma te han afectado?23h Puerto Rico ha enfrentado décadas de problemas económicos, ¿de qué forma te han afectado?
Queremos escuchar a quienes viven en Puerto Rico: ¿cómo te han afectado a ti y a tu familia la corrupción y los recortes en servicios públicos?
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Jeffrey Epstein’s Deep Ties to Top Wall Street Figures23h Jeffrey Epstein’s Deep Ties to Top Wall Street Figures
Mr. Epstein, who has been charged with sex trafficking, did business with a prominent banker, a top private-equity executive and a hedge-fund billionaire.
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Amid fears No Deal Brexit will trigger downturn: Global economy facing its worst year in decade23h Amid fears No Deal Brexit will trigger downturn: Global economy facing its worst year in decade
It is feared this dismal environment will mean the world economy expands by just 3.3 per cent this year - its slowest growth since the financial crisis was in full swing a decade ago.
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Atom Bank raises £50m from investors - including Neil Woodford - as it fights to win more customers23h Atom Bank raises £50m from investors - including Neil Woodford - as it fights to win more customers
The online lender was given the cash by existing shareholders, including Spanish finance firm BBVA, hedge fund Toscafund and private equity firm Perscitus.
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Marylou Whitney, Social Queen of the Racing World, Dies at 9324h Updated Marylou Whitney, Social Queen of the Racing World, Dies at 93
A fixture in Saratoga and Lexington, she was a prominent hostess, a patron of the arts and, not least, a sportswoman and a thoroughbred breeder.
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Government delays decision on whether to restrict Huawei25h Government delays decision on whether to restrict Huawei
Chinese tech firm’s equipment will continue to be used in UK’s 5G mobile networks for now Huawei equipment will continue to be used in the UK’s 5G mobile networks for now after the government delayed a decision on whether it should be restricted or banned over concerns the Chinese government can use it to spy on countries. Jeremy Wright, the culture secretary, said the UK had no choice because it is still gauging the impact of US sanctions on Huawei.
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Equifax to Pay at Least $650 Million in Largest Data-Breach Settlement Ever25h Updated Equifax to Pay at Least $650 Million in Largest Data-Breach Settlement Ever
The agreement, which requires court approval, would end an array of state, federal and consumer claims tied to an episode that exposed the sensitive information of more than 147 million people.
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25h Updated Huawei: Government decision on 5G rollout delayed
The implication of the recent US ban on its companies from dealing with Huawei was not clear, the government says.
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The Airport Lounge Is Much Improved, if You Can Squeeze In25h The Airport Lounge Is Much Improved, if You Can Squeeze In
Lounges used to be a quiet place to get some work done. Now they’re offering better food and more services, and might just be victims of their own success.
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There must be a point at which HS2 is just too expensive26h There must be a point at which HS2 is just too expensive
The CBI and BCC wring their hands at a budget overrun of £30bn – but then keep on insisting it must be built One thing as predictable as an increase in the projected cost of building HS2 is the response from business lobby groups. Sure enough, as the high-speed railway
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Video game firms face prosecution over gambling by children26h Video game firms face prosecution over gambling by children
MPs told that betting regulator is prepared to take action Video game developers could be prosecuted if they fail to prevent children gambling
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Wealth Tax and Free College Get Poll Support. Democrats Worry It Won’t Last.26h Updated Wealth Tax and Free College Get Poll Support. Democrats Worry It Won’t Last.
Despite the popularity of liberal policy ideas, voters said in interviews that an incremental approach had a better chance of success.
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Lloyds to pay £140m to settle £100bn funds row27h Lloyds to pay £140m to settle £100bn funds row
Britain's biggest high street bank is to pay about £140m to Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) to settle a bitter legal fight over the future of a £100bn asset management mandate.
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A New Red Scare Is Reshaping Washington28h Updated A New Red Scare Is Reshaping Washington
A long-defunct Cold War group has come back to life to warn of the dangers of China. They also risk triggering a new Red Scare.
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How to Claim Your Share of the Equifax Data-Breach Settlement28h Updated How to Claim Your Share of the Equifax Data-Breach Settlement
Equifax said it had exposed the data of almost 150 million peoople in 2017. Now it will pay at least $650 to settle claims relating to the data breach.
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How do the economic spokes of Tour de France turn? This is Moneyball28h How do the economic spokes of Tour de France turn? This is Moneyball
We are entering the final week of the Tour de France, billed by one expert as the most exciting since 1989 - but how do the finances stack up and why is the team structure so unique?
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FTSE CLOSE: Metro Bank to offload loan book; Oil price rises; All eyes on Westminster28h FTSE CLOSE: Metro Bank to offload loan book; Oil price rises; All eyes on Westminster
The FTSE 100 closed just 6.23 points higher at 7,514.93, as some of the positive momentum cooled. Meanwhile the pound tumbled by nearly 0.5% amid concerns over the UK economy.
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Pound flashes red as think tank warns UK economy may ALREADY be in recession28h Updated Pound flashes red as think tank warns UK economy may ALREADY be in recession
The NIESR estimated a one-in-four chance that the economy is already shrinking to a recessionary extent and said the odds of a no-deal Brexit were higher than ever.
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28h Updated BA pilots vote in favour of strike action over key summer period
The British Airline Pilots' Association says 93% of its members have voted in favour of industrial action.
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BA court action looms as pilots back summer strikes28h BA court action looms as pilots back summer strikes
British Airways is preparing to go to court in a bid to halt possible peak season strikes by pilots in a dispute over pay.
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Treasury urged to expand credit unions to help vulnerable consumers28h Treasury urged to expand credit unions to help vulnerable consumers
Financial Conduct Authority calls for a viable alternative to payday lenders The financial regulator is calling for a government review of credit union rules to give vulnerable consumers a viable alternative to payday lenders. The Financial Conduct Authority said looser laws would allow credit unions to offer a wider range of products and services to customers. It said the move could help higher risk customers who often turn to expensive payday loans to make ends meet.
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FTSE LIVE: Metro Bank to offload loan book; Oil price rises; All eyes on Westminster28h Updated FTSE LIVE: Metro Bank to offload loan book; Oil price rises; All eyes on Westminster
The price of oil is on the rise as political tensions in the Persian Gulf heighten. It comes after Iran seized a UK-flagged oil tanker on Friday. Brent crude is now up 1.6 per cent at more than $63 a barrel.
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Ted Baker’s former boss Ray Kelvin said to be considering buyout29h Ted Baker’s former boss Ray Kelvin said to be considering buyout
Fashion chain’s founder quit in March after allegations of inappropriate behaviour Shares in Ted Baker have jumped after reports that the fashion retailer’s founder, Ray Kelvin, was considering teaming up with investors to buy the company. Kelvin
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Google pays $11m to jobseekers who alleged age discrimination29h Google pays $11m to jobseekers who alleged age discrimination
Tech firm settles class-action lawsuit but denies it is unfair to older applicants Google has settled a lawsuit alleging age discrimination in its hiring practices, paying $11m to more than 200 jobseekers who were over 40 when they applied to join the company. Although it has settled the case, Google denies the allegations that it was unfairly dismissive of older applicants.
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Trump calls for US interest rate cut; fears of UK Brexit recession – business live29h Updated Trump calls for US interest rate cut; fears of UK Brexit recession – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the National Institute of Economic and Social Research warns the UK faces a murky future
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SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Arc Minerals looks to join roster of Zambian copper mines29h SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Arc Minerals looks to join roster of Zambian copper mines
Zambia houses some of the world's most productive copper mines. But it's far from fully explored and Aim-listed Arc Minerals might have hit upon another major deposit in the country.
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Pub closure rate halves as communities fight back30h Pub closure rate halves as communities fight back
Data suggests government action on business rates and development may be working The rate at which pubs are disappearing in England and Wales has halved, prompting claims that government measures designed to arrest the decline may be stemming the tide of closures.
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Volvo recalls more than 500,000 cars worldwide over fire risk30h Volvo recalls more than 500,000 cars worldwide over fire risk
Almost 70,000 vehicles in the UK are affected by problem with plastic part in engine Almost 70,000 Volvo cars are being recalled by the manufacturer in the UK because of a fire risk in the engine. The manufacturer said that a plastic part in the engine has, in rare cases, been liable to melt and deform, resulting in a possible engine fire.
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Homebase snaps up collapsed retailer Bathstore - but a total of 91 outlets will close down30h Updated Homebase snaps up collapsed retailer Bathstore - but a total of 91 outlets will close down
Homebase will take control of 44 Bathstore shops and open a 'significant number' of Bathstore concessions in its own stores over the next year and half. It will also operate the retailer's website.
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No-deal Brexit risk may have already pushed UK into recession, says NIESR30h No-deal Brexit risk may have already pushed UK into recession, says NIESR
Leaving without deal will ‘throw concrete’ in wheels of British-EU trade, says economist The mounting risk of no-deal
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30h Brexit harming UK industrial strategy, warns top economist
Deadlock means "not as much other stuff has happened as might," says the Bank of England's Andy Haldane.
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Equifax Is Said to Be Close to Reaching Deal in Huge ’17 Data Breach31h Equifax Is Said to Be Close to Reaching Deal in Huge ’17 Data Breach
The agreement, which calls for the company to pay around $650 million, is meant to resolve federal and state inquiries and consumer claims over the exposure of data of at least 145 million people.
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With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain31h With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain
OpenAI, now managed by start-up guru Sam Altman, wants to create a machine that can do anything the human brain can do. Skeptics wonder if it is possible.
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31h Volvo recalls 70,000 cars in the UK over fire risk
The car maker says a plastic engine part can in "very rare cases" melt and cause a fire.
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32h Updated Equifax to pay up to $700m to settle data breach
The credit score agency has agreed a settlement after hackers stole 147 million people's details.
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Homebase saves Bathstore but 200 jobs still at risk32h Homebase saves Bathstore but 200 jobs still at risk
Homebase has bought collapsed bathroom specialist Bathstore saving around 175 jobs but leaving 200 more hanging in the balance.
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Equifax Settlement in Data Breach Will Cost at Least $650 Million32h Updated Equifax Settlement in Data Breach Will Cost at Least $650 Million
The settlement, which was announced on Monday and still needs court approval, would be the largest ever paid by a company over a data breach.
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Brexit may already have pushed UK into recession – business live32h Updated Brexit may already have pushed UK into recession – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the National Institute of Economic and Social Research warns the UK faces a murky future
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What does a no-deal Brexit mean for my finances? - This is Money podcast  32h Updated What does a no-deal Brexit mean for my finances? - This is Money podcast  
Could no deal really happen? What would it mean for your money? The Office of Budget Responsibility's verdict is that it would cost us billions, sink the pound, and cause job losses.
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Matt Haig: A decade in debt left me too anxious to leave the house32h Updated Matt Haig: A decade in debt left me too anxious to leave the house
Matt Haig, the bestselling author, would invest more money in mental health services if he were made Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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Equifax Is Said to Be Near $650 Million Settlement for Data Breach32h Updated Equifax Is Said to Be Near $650 Million Settlement for Data Breach
An agreement would resolve federal and state investigations and consumer claims over the exposure of information about 145 million people.
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Writer and performer Jenny Eclair comes clean about her finances32h Updated Writer and performer Jenny Eclair comes clean about her finances
The 59-year-old 'grumpy woman' lives in South East London with husband Geoff Powell. She says she is shrewd when it comes to money.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Up periscope - this expert in submarine survival could put profit in your sights!32h Updated MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Up periscope - this expert in submarine survival could put profit in your sights!
TP is a small British firm, based in Reading, but the company's know-how when it comes to submarines is used by defence forces the world over.
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What help and care can you get for someone with dementia?32h Updated What help and care can you get for someone with dementia?
Olivia Kennedy, pictured, is a financial planner at Quilter Private Client Advisers. She shares her story and offers practical tips on what is available to dementia sufferers and their carers.
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Looking for investment winners? Buy British - and bag a bargain!32h Updated Looking for investment winners? Buy British - and bag a bargain!
Investment experts are hopeful that when the current uncertainty diminishes this should improve the fortunes of both sterling and the stock market.
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Equifax agrees $700m penalty over mass data breach32h Equifax agrees $700m penalty over mass data breach
Credit reference agency Equifax has agreed to pay up to $700m in a settlement with US regulators over a data breach in 2017.
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De La Rue ensnared by executive pensions row33h De La Rue ensnared by executive pensions row
The beleaguered banknote printer De La Rue has become ensnared in the deepening row between the City and corporate Britain over the scale of pension contributions lavished on their bosses.
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Mobile operators agree to cut charges for out-of-contract customers33h Mobile operators agree to cut charges for out-of-contract customers
A number of UK mobile phone operators have agreed to cut charges for out-of-contract customers as research by Ofcom found they were overpaying £182m a year.
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DealBook Briefing: Chinese Investment in the U.S. Drops 90%33h Updated DealBook Briefing: Chinese Investment in the U.S. Drops 90%
The steady flow of money that China once poured into the U.S. has shrunk since President Trump took office.
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Live Nation admits to placing tickets on resale sites33h Live Nation admits to placing tickets on resale sites
Admission confirms rumours that labels and artists sell live music tickets to secondary market Live Nation, the world’s largest live music firm, has admitted placing tickets for Metallica directly on to resale websites, despite having claimed that it is against ticket touting. In a secret recording of a telephone call between an associate of Metallica, a Live Nation business partner and a senior Live Nation executive, the executive outlined a plan to bypass the regular avenues by which fans buy tickets at face value.
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Neil Woodford: shares in listed fund fall as it invests £10m in Atom Bank34h Neil Woodford: shares in listed fund fall as it invests £10m in Atom Bank
First major deal since shuttering of Equity Income Fund fails to excite investors Neil Woodford’s stock market-listed fund has announced its first major investment since the shuttering of its flagship sister vehicle last month. Woodford Patient Capital Trust confirmed on Monday that it was pumping £10m into Atom Bank, keeping its stake at 18%. It is part of a wider £50m fundraising by Atom Bank that also drew investment from Spanish banking group BBVA and investment funds Perscitus and Toscafund.
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The energy postcode lottery revealed: Liverpool loses out to Leeds34h Updated The energy postcode lottery revealed: Liverpool loses out to Leeds
Households in Liverpool are paying on average £113 more than families in Leeds for the same amount of energy, according to data from Youtility, a home finance planning app.
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Air passengers could see carbon charge added automatically35h Air passengers could see carbon charge added automatically
Passengers could have a carbon offsetting charge automatically added to the cost of airline tickets under plans being considered by ministers aimed at cutting emissions.
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Chinese Money in the U.S. Dries Up as Trade War Drags On35h Updated Chinese Money in the U.S. Dries Up as Trade War Drags On
Tougher regulations and uncertainty about tariffs have made America less friendly for foreign investment.
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Markets weighed down by geopolitical tensions and Brexit worries – business live35h Updated Markets weighed down by geopolitical tensions and Brexit worries – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as tensions in the Gulf push the oil price higher
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Start-Up Says It’s Changing Eye Care for the Better. Others See It Differently.35h Updated Start-Up Says It’s Changing Eye Care for the Better. Others See It Differently.
Hubble offers customers contact lens subscriptions at low monthly prices. Critics say it bypasses eye care professionals, doesn’t properly vet prescriptions and takes advantage of federal regulations to the detriment of consumers.
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Government pumps £348million into new schemes to improve local roads35h Updated Government pumps £348million into new schemes to improve local roads
The fund will be split in two - £198 million will be used to fix bridges, potholes and worn-out markings while the remaining £150 million will be put towards projects to help ease congestion on busy routes.
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Chinese tech shares leap up to 500% as Nasdaq-style market launches36h Chinese tech shares leap up to 500% as Nasdaq-style market launches
Star listing of domestic tech firms is seen as an attempt to sidestep US markets in trade war China’s tech scene was handed a fresh vote of confidence as investors piled into Shanghai’s new Nasdaq-style stock exchange and sent shares skyrocketing up to 500%. The launch of the so-called Star listing of domestic tech firms is seen as China’s answer to America’s Nasdaq, and an attempt to sidestep US markets in its
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Troubled High Street lender Metro Bank planning to sell £500m of debt to a major US hedge fund36h Updated Troubled High Street lender Metro Bank planning to sell £500m of debt to a major US hedge fund
The deal with Cerberus Capital Management, which could be announced on Wednesday according to Sky News, would boost the bank's capital position after a turbulent few months.
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How do I complain about a social care means tests assessment?36h How do I complain about a social care means tests assessment?
Some 212 challenges to care assessments reached the ombudsman between the start of April and early June this year.
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36h Avengers: Endgame overtakes Avatar as top box office movie of all time
The superheroes defeat the aliens as Avengers: Endgame becomes the highest-grossing film ever.
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Metro Bank confirms loan book sale talks37h Metro Bank confirms loan book sale talks
Troubled high street lender Metro Bank has confirmed that it is in talks "regarding the potential sale of a loan portfolio" - after details emerged of a possible deal with a major US hedge fund.
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37h California, Wary of More Wildfires, Is Paying for Them Already
Anxiety is running high over wildfires this summer, and over the precautionary power cuts that a big utility says will be necessary to prevent them.
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37h Aid budget to be used by International Trade Department
Part of the £14bn aid budget will be spent by Liam Fox's Department for International Trade.
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Whirlpool in recall of 500,000 fire-risk tumble dryers38h Whirlpool in recall of 500,000 fire-risk tumble dryers
Whirlpool has begun a recall of an estimated 500,000 tumble dryers over fire risk concerns - after it was ordered by the government to take action.
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Central banks are facing a lose-lose proposition | Mohamed El-Erian38h Central banks are facing a lose-lose proposition | Mohamed El-Erian
Unconventional policies may have staved off short-term economic collapse but they may not foster long-term growth In recent years, central banks have made a large policy wager. They bet that the protracted use of unconventional and experimental measures would provide an effective bridge to more comprehensive measures that would generate high inclusive growth and minimise the risk of financial instability. But central banks have repeatedly had to double down, in the process becoming increasingly aware of the growing risks to their credibility, effectiveness and political autonomy. Ironically, central bankers may now get a response from other policymaking entities, which, instead of helping to normalise their operations, would make their task a lot tougher.
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No prize for guessing this text message is a con38h No prize for guessing this text message is a con
It’s strictly a no win if you fall for one of these two ‘Tesco’ scams
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