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D.I.Y. Private Equity Is Luring Small Investors 19 Jul 11:44pm Updated D.I.Y. Private Equity Is Luring Small Investors
Amateur investors are setting up high-risk, high-return deals on their own, but the key to success varies.
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Fact-Checking Trump’s Tweet About Too-High Interest Rates 19 Jul 11:37pm Updated Fact-Checking Trump’s Tweet About Too-High Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve raised rates specifically because the United States economy was stronger than its global counterparts.
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Hong Kong’s Approach to Protesters: No More Concessions 19 Jul 10:52pm Updated Hong Kong’s Approach to Protesters: No More Concessions
Carrie Lam’s administration is confident that it can weather further demonstrations, despite recent violent clashes and signs that the economy could suffer.
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Angus McQueen, the N.R.A.’s Image Maker, Dies at 74 19 Jul 8:28pm Updated Angus McQueen, the N.R.A.’s Image Maker, Dies at 74
He was a principal architect of the N.R.A.’s modern image, until an astonishing legal battle between his firm and the gun group broke out.
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Eugene Scalia, Trump’s Labor Pick, Has Fought for Corporate Clients 19 Jul 8:27pm Updated Eugene Scalia, Trump’s Labor Pick, Has Fought for Corporate Clients
Mr. Scalia, whom Mr. Trump plans to nominate as labor secretary, has been a go-to lawyer for businesses like UPS and SeaWorld.
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19 Jul 8:21pm Updated Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
A second tanker is now back on its way after it was boarded by armed guards in the Strait of Hormuz.
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The best value holiday destinations revealed 19 Jul 8:17pm Updated The best value holiday destinations revealed
The average cost of a family holiday has dropped by £76 with six out of ten popular holiday hotspots seeing a reduction in price over the last year, according to research by M&S Bank.
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Iran stokes Gulf tensions by seizing two British-linked oil tankers 19 Jul 6:55pm Updated Iran stokes Gulf tensions by seizing two British-linked oil tankers
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt says actions of Iranian forces in strait of Hormuz are ‘unacceptable’ Iran seized two oil tankers – one registered in the UK, the other in Liberia – in the strait of Hormuz on Friday, marking a dramatic escalation in the worsening standoff in the Gulf. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claimed to have taken the British-flagged Stena Impero into port with its 23-strong crew, and Iranian officials claimed it had infringed maritime regulations.
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19 Jul 5:14pm Updated Iran seizes two UK tankers in Strait of Hormuz
One of the tankers is now back on its way, after it was boarded by armed guards.
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Fed’s Bullard Says He Would Take Chair Job, if Ever Offered It 19 Jul 5:08pm Fed’s Bullard Says He Would Take Chair Job, if Ever Offered It
James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, also said he prefers a 0.25 percentage-point cut at the Fed’s next meeting.
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19 Jul 5:07pm Pound sterling: 5 holiday destinations where a weak pound still goes far
The pound may be falling, but there are still plenty of places it goes a long way. We look at five.
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Boeing faces a hit of almost £4bn after its 737 Max planes were grounded around the world 19 Jul 4:52pm Boeing faces a hit of almost £4bn after its 737 Max planes were grounded around the world
Profits are expected to be wiped out during Boeing's second quarter as it compensates airline customers for disruptions and delays to flight schedules as a result of the scandal.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Audit should be based on hard numbers: money in and money out 19 Jul 4:50pm ALEX BRUMMER: Audit should be based on hard numbers: money in and money out
Guesses are made for income recognition and there are standard ways of measuring pension deficits in spite of a variation in the quality of assets. But accounts are signed off as a 'true and fair' view.
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19 Jul 4:38pm Coming Soon to a Theater Near You. Very Soon.
Hollywood’s top three marketers — Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures — say marathon marketing campaigns no longer make sense for most movies.
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Iran claims to have seized British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz 19 Jul 3:52pm Updated Iran claims to have seized British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz
UK government urgently seeking information after Stena Impero veered into Iranian waters Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claimed on Friday evening to have seized a British oil tanker, the Stena Impero, which suddenly veered off course and headed into Iranian waters. The ship’s owners issued
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Fed’s Bullard Says He Would Take Chair Job, if Ever Offered 19 Jul 3:19pm Updated Fed’s Bullard Says He Would Take Chair Job, if Ever Offered
James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, also said he prefers a .25 percentage point cut at the Fed’s next meeting.
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South Korean Dies After Self-Immolation at Japanese Embassy in Seoul 19 Jul 2:14pm Updated South Korean Dies After Self-Immolation at Japanese Embassy in Seoul
Anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea has often led to dramatic protests in front of the embassy. The two countries are currently locked in a bitter trade dispute.
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Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe 19 Jul 1:54pm Updated Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe
When Philip Poniz opened Box 105 at his local Wells Fargo, he discovered it was empty — and that he was totally unprotected by federal law.
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FTSE LIVE: Boeing faces $5bn hit; UK stocks rally as pound holds above $1.25 19 Jul 1:00pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Boeing faces $5bn hit; UK stocks rally as pound holds above $1.25
The FTSE 100 closed up 15.61 points at 7508.70 and the pound was at $1.25 against the dollar.
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Foreign-Owned Banks’ Results Could Sweeten Further Under Tax Law 19 Jul 12:38pm Updated Foreign-Owned Banks’ Results Could Sweeten Further Under Tax Law
Large U.S. financial institutions reaped a windfall from the 2017 Trump tax cuts. Now foreign banks are pushing for favorable treatment from Treasury.
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More than 1.5million households could see energy bills rocket by up to £439  19 Jul 12:26pm Updated More than 1.5million households could see energy bills rocket by up to £439 
A massive 276 fixed price energy deals from 37 UK energy suppliers will end between July and September, according to new research from uSwitch.com.
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19 Jul 12:14pm Updated Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max
The charge will wipe out profits, but Boeing says it hopes the aircraft will resume flying this year.
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Let’s move to… Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire: more like three towns in one 19 Jul 11:30am Let’s move to… Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire: more like three towns in one
It didn’t get the best new town architecture, but you can find fragments of the old landscape threaded through
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19 Jul 10:53am Updated Tesco raises prices on 1,000 products
The retail giant says it held off raising prices for as long as it could, and insists it is still competitive.
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UK deficit rises; gold hits six-year high; Trump blasts Fed - business live 19 Jul 10:34am Updated UK deficit rises; gold hits six-year high; Trump blasts Fed - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as gold bullion prices burst through $1,450 per ounce and the UK’s budget deficit swells
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Liberty store sold for £300m to private equity group 19 Jul 9:39am Liberty store sold for £300m to private equity group
BlueGem bought the London landmark retailer for £32m in 2010 and also wants to offload Jack Wills A controlling stake in department store
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19 Jul 9:36am Workers could get compensated for cancelled shifts
The plan is part of a package of measures aimed at improving the rights of low-paid flexible workers.
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19 Jul 9:09am Updated BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service
Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service.
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FaceApp Lets You ‘Age’ a Photo by Decades. Does It Also Violate Your Privacy? 19 Jul 9:03am Updated FaceApp Lets You ‘Age’ a Photo by Decades. Does It Also Violate Your Privacy?
Some security concerns raised about the app at the center of a popular social media trend are exaggerated, but experts say the developer should be more transparent.
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Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls 19 Jul 9:03am Updated Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls
Signs and plaques honoring a donation from the family, which has been linked to the opioid crisis in the United States, were taken down or covered at the Paris museum.
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Is Huawei a Security Threat? Vietnam Isn’t Taking Any Chances 19 Jul 9:02am Updated Is Huawei a Security Threat? Vietnam Isn’t Taking Any Chances
As the world splits along U.S.-China fault lines, telecom companies in Vietnam appear to be quietly avoiding the Chinese tech giant in their 5G plans.
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Big U.S. Banks Are Earning Billions of Dollars. Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Helping. 19 Jul 8:38am Big U.S. Banks Are Earning Billions of Dollars. Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Helping.
The five largest United States banks reported tax rates of 22 percent or less for the second quarter this year. Lower taxes helped smooth over some rough spots.
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Savers pay £1million in Lifetime Isa withdrawal penalties 19 Jul 8:35am Savers pay £1million in Lifetime Isa withdrawal penalties
More than 1,500 savers have had to pay an average of £695 to the taxman as punishment for withdrawing money from their Lifetime Isa, official figures have revealed.
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Asos and Van Elle have been united by their repeated failures  19 Jul 7:56am Asos and Van Elle have been united by their repeated failures 
Asos and Van Elle may come from the vastly different worlds of online fashion retail and construction engineering but this week the pair were united by their repeated failures.
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Problem gamblers much more likely to attempt suicide - study 19 Jul 7:07am Problem gamblers much more likely to attempt suicide - study
Findings prompt demands for tougher action from government to protect addicts
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19 Jul 6:48am Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?
Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?
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DealBook Briefing: Boeing Lost $8 Billion Over Its 737 Max Crisis 19 Jul 6:43am Updated DealBook Briefing: Boeing Lost $8 Billion Over Its 737 Max Crisis
The financial fallout from the troubled 737 Max jetliner continues to swell for the plane maker, and could yet climb higher.
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19 Jul 6:42am Updated Government borrowing in June highest since 2015
Higher debt interest payments and increased spending on services contributed to a sharp rise in borrowing.
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19 Jul 6:27am How the doughnut became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the doughnut became a million dollar idea.
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The Ascendance of the Spice Girls Generation 19 Jul 6:14am Updated The Ascendance of the Spice Girls Generation
Just as their fans are taking over the world, the Spice Girls are back.
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Chernobyl FX star DNEG plots blockbuster float 19 Jul 6:06am Chernobyl FX star DNEG plots blockbuster float
A multi-Oscar-winning British visual effects house which has worked on films including First Man and Venom is preparing a blockbuster of its own: a London float that will value it at hundreds of millions of pounds.
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Amazon is spending big to retrain employees – and so should you | Gene Marks 19 Jul 6:00am Amazon is spending big to retrain employees – and so should you | Gene Marks
While small firms can’t afford the $700m Amazon is spending, they can send workers to conferences and workshops to acquire skills – and get a tax benefit Amazon has been getting a lot of bad press lately, with workers protesting conditions and wages and the
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19 Jul 5:44am Updated Government borrowing sees sharp rise in June
Higher debt interest payments and rising spending on services led to the highest June borrowing since 2015.
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19 Jul 5:13am Updated BritBox: BBC and ITV set out plans for new streaming service
Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Broadchurch will be on the BBC and ITV's streaming service.
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BBC and ITV unveil launch plans for BritBox streaming service 19 Jul 5:10am BBC and ITV unveil launch plans for BritBox streaming service
Joint venture considered unlikely to challenge UK market dominance of Netflix BBC and ITV’s new streaming service, BritBox, will launch in the autumn priced £5.99 a month but will go live without any exclusive new programmes and faces little chance of eating into Netflix’s market dominance. BritBox is
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When the Law Says Using Marijuana Is O.K., but the Boss Disagrees 19 Jul 5:00am When the Law Says Using Marijuana Is O.K., but the Boss Disagrees
The relatively rapid acceptance of marijuana use in the United States has lawmakers and employers grappling with ways to adjust hiring rules.
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Tuition-Free College Could Cost Less Than You Think 19 Jul 5:00am Tuition-Free College Could Cost Less Than You Think
Making a tuition-free college education available to everyone who wants one is an immensely worthwhile — and realistic — goal, a Harvard economist says.
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House prices are on a rollercoaster, what will happen to your home? 19 Jul 4:55am House prices are on a rollercoaster, what will happen to your home?
Just this week, official figures revealed that in London, once the darling of the housing market, prices are now falling at their fastest rate since the financial crisis of 2008.
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BBC and ITV to launch BritBox streaming service to rival Netflix 19 Jul 4:50am BBC and ITV to launch BritBox streaming service to rival Netflix
The BBC and ITV have signed a deal to launch subscription service BritBox in the UK before the end of the year.
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Sorry, You Won’t Be Hovering Over Paris Anytime Soon 19 Jul 4:37am Updated Sorry, You Won’t Be Hovering Over Paris Anytime Soon
Though the sky is ripe for disruption with jetpacks and flying cars, we are stuck on the ground partly because we want to be.
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Gold hits six-year high as rate cut hopes and US-Iran tensions grow - business live 19 Jul 4:16am Updated Gold hits six-year high as rate cut hopes and US-Iran tensions grow - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as gold bullion prices burst through $1,450 per ounce
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French police demand details for 210,000 British drivers in 2019 already 19 Jul 4:08am Updated French police demand details for 210,000 British drivers in 2019 already
Under an agreement called Mutual Legal Assistance, European police forces can request details of British drivers who committed motoring offences overseas from the DVLA to issue fines.
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19 Jul 4:01am Crossrail costs will continue to climb, MPs say
Commuters have been "let down by a programme that is well behind schedule", a committee of MPs says.
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Why women had no idea their state pension age was rising 19 Jul 3:03am Updated Why women had no idea their state pension age was rising
Maggie Briley, 64, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, said she had no idea her pension age was rising and by the time she learned she would have to wait til 65 she had already quit her full-time job.
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Victorian recycling firm warns of landfill crisis if it goes under 19 Jul 2:59am Victorian recycling firm warns of landfill crisis if it goes under
SKM Recycling says its collapse could mean 400,000 tonnes a year more waste sent to landfill A major recycling company feared to be at risk of going into administration has warned up to 400,000 tonnes of glass, paper, plastic and metals could be sent to landfill each year if it goes under. Victoria-based SKM Recycling issued the warning
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Outgoing RBS boss McEwan takes another tough assignment 19 Jul 2:44am Outgoing RBS boss McEwan takes another tough assignment
The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Ross McEwan is to take the reins at another struggling bank when he leaves the role.
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I want to get into investing and pick my own shares, where do I start? 19 Jul 2:42am I want to get into investing and pick my own shares, where do I start?
I'm looking to get into investing, and in particular I'd like to pick my own stocks I'm not looking to invest a huge amount of money, but what should I be aware of?
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I bought a £16 dress it costs £13.50 to return it to China - is this lawful? 19 Jul 2:39am I bought a £16 dress it costs £13.50 to return it to China - is this lawful?
I recently bought a dress from the website SheChic. I didn't like it when it came and discovered to my horror that it had to be returned to China at a cost of £13.50.
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Homes with a roof terrace – in pictures 19 Jul 2:01am Homes with a roof terrace – in pictures
From a Georgian townhouse terrace in Edinburgh to cubist villa in Hampshire
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Demand for second-hand clothes and antiques helped High Street bounce back in June 19 Jul 2:00am Updated Demand for second-hand clothes and antiques helped High Street bounce back in June
Retail sales were 3.8 per cent higher in the month than they had been a year earlier, a study found. Demand for hand-me-downs at charity shops and auctions of antiques helped drive sales.
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South Korean Man Sets Himself on Fire at Japanese Embassy in Seoul 19 Jul 1:12am Updated South Korean Man Sets Himself on Fire at Japanese Embassy in Seoul
The Japanese embassy has been the site of passionate protests, especially now that Tokyo is curtailing exports of materials vital to South Korea’s high-tech products.
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Sadiq Khan calls for new powers to impose London rent controls 19 Jul 1:00am Sadiq Khan calls for new powers to impose London rent controls
Exclusive: Report sets out blueprint for overhaul of rental sector including devolved powers Sadiq Khan will demand an overhaul of tenancy laws in a campaign for London rent controls that is set to be the cornerstone of his 2020 re-election campaign. The London mayor has said he intends to introduce a London private rent commission, with a board that would include current renters, to enforce measures to reduce rents and keep them at lower levels, but he currently lacks the legal power to do so.
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Plant-based milk the choice for almost 25% of Britons now 19 Jul 1:00am Plant-based milk the choice for almost 25% of Britons now
Sales surge of 70% for oat alternative in 2018 alongside falling demand for cow’s milk Almost a quarter of Britons are consuming plant-based milk alternatives as the popularity of
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Crown backs down and ‘refines’ plans for offshore wind auction 19 Jul 1:00am Crown backs down and ‘refines’ plans for offshore wind auction
Tender process for seabed use made more transparent after warnings from energy firms The Queen’s property manager has bowed to criticism over its plans for the biggest offshore wind auction in a decade by agreeing to fairer terms for renewable energy companies. The Crown Estate, which holds the rights to seabeds around the British Isles, told windfarm developers on Thursday that it has “refined” its controversial plans for the upcoming tender to make it more affordable to develop renewable energy.
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