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20 Jul 5:11pm Netflix blames pandemic as it misses growth forecasts
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Company adds only 1.54m subscribers in last quarter, citing post-lockdown decline in interest and Covid-related production hitches Netflix missed its growth forecasts in the last quarter, blaming a post-lockdown decline in interest in the streaming service and a Covid-related slowdown in new productions. The company added 1.54 million new subscribers, below the 1.75 million analysts had expected and a fraction of the 10 million it added in the second quarter a year earlier, when much of the world was in lockdown.
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20 Jul 3:06pm Apollo lands with the frontrunner in Morrisons takeover mission
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By dropping solo bid plan and teaming up with Fortress, private equity firm is just one of the crew Private equity firms and their co-riders love a consortium mashup, so one can’t be surprised that
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20 Jul 2:22pm HGV licence fast-track won’t stop UK food shortages, industry warns
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Grant Shapps told plans won’t solve lorry driver shortage for months, amid calls for EU drivers to return Government plans to tackle the UK’s
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20 Jul 1:56pm No 10 rebuked for failure to list ‘critical workers’ exempt from quarantine
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Ministers face repeated calls to clarify in which jobs people can avoid isolation if fully vaccinated
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20 Jul 1:41pm The Guardian view on Britain’s wealth divide: a gap becomes a chasm | Editorial
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Higher taxes on assets are needed if post-Covid challenges are to be met As much of the nation focused with growing trepidation on “freedom day” last week, an eye-opening
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20 Jul 1:38pm South Carolina State University forgives loans of 2,500 former students
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HBCU helps those forced to give up by financial hardship Acting president cites financial devastation caused by pandemic A university in South Carolina is forgiving the student loans of over 2,500 students who stopped attending school because of financial hardship. South Carolina State University, the state’s only public Historically Black College or University (HBCU), announced last week that the school was automatically clearing the loan accounts of students who have not registered for classes or who dropped out entirely because they could no longer afford college.
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20 Jul 11:30am Updated HMV owner: UK must fix business rates or risk more shop closures
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Group keen to return to putting on events, with Ed Sheeran booked to play free concert next month
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20 Jul 11:18am Updated Pound hits five-month low vs dollar and bitcoin drops amid Covid-19 worries – business live
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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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20 Jul 10:25am Sugar and salt tax will add £160 a year to grocery bills, industry warns
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Poorest families could be hit hardest by plans to pass on costs of anti-junk food policies to manufacturers Annual grocery bills will rise by £160 a year if the UK government passes on the cost of its new policies on recycling and advertising of sugary and salty snacks, industry leaders have warned. Poor families will be hit hardest with an 11% increase in the cost of their shopping, the equivalent of their entire yearly spend on fresh vegetables, said the Food and Drink Federation.
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20 Jul 9:43am Blue Origin launch: Bezos rides rocket on company’s first flight with passengers
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Billionaire launches from West Texas with his brother, an 18-year-old and an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer
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20 Jul 9:40am Updated City watchdog clamps down on debt firms over quality of advice
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Five firms stop handing out recommendations after FCA identifies potential conflict of interest in debt solutions The City regulator has clamped down on debt firms after finding some were potentially profiting from poor advice that was putting financially vulnerable people at risk.
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20 Jul 9:26am Why is Bezos flying to space? Because billionaires think Earth is a sinking ship | Hamilton Nolan
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He and his fellow space-obsessed billionaires are exactly like the rich men aboard the Titanic who pushed others aside to jump into lifeboats Jeff Bezos is the most reptilian of billionaires. His heart has never shown evidence of a drop of warm blood. Despite all of the public relations that money can buy, his discomfort with normal human emotion shines through every time he is forced to contort his face into a squinting, uncomfortable smile. It seems overwhelmingly likely that once he gets to space, he will peel back the skin from his bald pate like the creatures in
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20 Jul 9:13am Blue Origin launch: Bezos rides rocket on company’s first flight with people
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Billionaire launches from West Texas with his brother, an 18-year-old and an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer
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20 Jul 9:05am No 10 refuses to rule out Covid passports for entry into pubs
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Spokesperson says PM is ‘not keen’ on mandating passes for entry to pubs but adds: ‘We will want to consider the evidence’
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20 Jul 8:35am Updated EasyJet urges UK to extend green list as it increases flights to 60% of pre-Covid levels
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Airline has also added new routes including Malta after changes in UK’s green list countries
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20 Jul 8:24am US condemns China for ‘malicious’ cyberattacks, including Microsoft hack
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Justice department charged four Chinese nationals with hacking as Washington accused Beijing of threatening national security The US has led allies in a sharp condemnation of China for “malicious” cyberattacks, including
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20 Jul 6:16am Updated FTSE 100 rebounds but bitcoin slides amid Covid-19 worries – business live
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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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20 Jul 6:13am The Democrat blocking progressive change is beholden to big oil. Surprised? | Alex Kotch
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Joe Manchin owns millions of dollars in coal stock, founded an energy firm and Exxon lobbyists brag about their access to him. Republicans fundraise on his behalf As “thousand-year” heat waves
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20 Jul 6:00am ‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report
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Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisis The G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was sealed in 2015, a report shows, despite many committing to tackle the crisis. This backing for coal, oil and gas is “​​reckless” in the face of the escalating climate emergency, according to the report’s authors, and urgent action is needed to phase out the support. The $3.3tn could have built solar plants equivalent to three times the US electricity grid, the report says.
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20 Jul 5:10am UK supermarkets’ online sales fall despite Euro 2020 alcohol surge
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Shoppers return to physical stores as restaurants, pubs and non-essential shops reopen Online grocery sales by UK supermarkets declined year on year for the first time ever in the four weeks to 11 July, as lockdown easing resulted in shoppers returning to physical stores and restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes were able to trade both indoors and outside. The reopening of most hospitality venues and non-essential shops led to a 2.6% year-on-year decline in online sales, as 81,000 fewer people chose to buy their groceries that way than in July 2020 when the UK was in full lockdown.
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20 Jul 5:00am Companies claim there’s a labor shortage. Their solution? Prisoners
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Worker advocates say prison labor programs exploit workers with few options as bosses refuse to raise wages to attract employees Some employers around the US are responding to perceived worker shortages in their industries by pursuing cheap sources of labor, such as people currently or formerly in prison. During a recent industry conference, a Waste Management Services executive
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20 Jul 4:05am Apollo in talks to join Fortress-led £6.3bn takeover of Morrisons
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Move by US private equity firm reduces chance of takeover battle for UK supermarket group The US private equity firm Apollo Global Management is in talks to join a consortium led by Fortress Investment Group that has agreed a £6.3bn takeover of the British supermarket group Morrisons. Apollo, which confirmed it was considering a bid for Morrisons
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20 Jul 3:41am EasyJet increases flights to 60% of pre-Covid levels
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Airline has also added new routes including Malta after changes in UK’s green list countries EasyJet is to ramp up the number of flights it operates to 60% of pre-pandemic levels during the summer holiday season, and has added new routes including Malta in response to rising customer demand. The low cost airline will operate up to 1,400 flights a day between July and September. On Monday, it ran 1,000 flights.
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20 Jul 3:00am HMV at 100: ‘I worry it will go bust for good. It’s not going to get easier’
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In July 1921, HMV opened and brought pop culture to the high street. It has weathered the arrival of downloads and streaming – but is vinyl enough to keep it going? A once-illuminated sign featuring a Jack Russell called Nipper sits above some hoardings on Oxford Street in London. Head cocked to one side, he appears disappointed that there’s no music emerging from the gramophone he’s quizzically scrutinising. There’s still a poster claiming it’s been the “home of entertainment since 1921”, but it’s reportedly now home to squatters, including
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20 Jul 2:00am Uber charged me £332 for a 1.75-mile trip home
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I can’t persuade the ride-hailing company something is wrong even though its bill is absurd
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19 Jul 7:01pm David Cameron showed ‘significant lack of judgment’ on Greensill, inquiry finds
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Commons finds ex-PM did not break lobbying rules by bombarding ministers with messages – but only because rules are too weak David Cameron’s
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19 Jul 7:01pm National Grid to lose Great Britain electricity role to independent operator
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New controller will be part of overhaul to make the energy system ‘fit for the future’ The government plans to strip National Grid of its role keeping Great Britain’s lights on as part of a proposed “revolution’” in the electricity network driven by smart digital technologies. The FTSE 100 company has played a role in managing the energy system of England, Scotland and Wales for more than 30 years (Northern Ireland has its own network). It is the electricity system operator, balancing supply and demand to ensure the electricity supply. But it will lose its place at the heart of the industry after government officials put forward plans to replace it with an independent “future system operator”.
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19 Jul 7:01pm Government sets up £375m fund for ‘gamechanging’ UK tech firms
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Future fund scheme will see the Treasury co-invest with private enterprise in bid to make UK a ‘science superpower’ Fast-growing firms working on “gamechanging”
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