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Grenfell Tower: ‘Leadership’ needed on fire safety in Wales

Grenfell Tower: ‘Leadership’ needed on fire safety in Wales

Finance June 29, 2017 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

Bethan Jenkins said the Welsh Government’s response has been "unclear"

More "decisive leadership" must be shown over fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, a Plaid Cymru AM has said.

The Welsh Government has told social landlords …

Google fined €2.42BN for EU antitrust violations over shopping searches

Google fined €2.42BN for EU antitrust violations over shopping searches

Finance June 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for antitrust violations pertaining to its Google’s Shopping search comparison service — in what is widely considered the most significant antitrust ruling in Europe since the 2004 Microsoft decision.

For some context …

Donald Trump wrote off $105 million on his 2005 taxes. Here’s what else we learned in last night’s shock disclosure

Donald Trump wrote off $105 million on his 2005 taxes. Here’s what else we learned in last night’s shock disclosure

Finance June 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

Donald Trump with his wife Melania in New York in a Sept. 12, 2005, file photo. Trump paid $38 million in federal taxes that year, at an effective tax rate of 24 per cent.

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump paid $38 …

Visiting D.C.? How to escape the crowds

Visiting D.C.? How to escape the crowds

Finance June 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

Only you, the birds, the gargoyles and Darth Vader can get this view of D.C.

Whether you’re coming for business, sightseeing or politics, Washington, D.C., can feel choked with crowds, as middle school trips and tour buses flood the city’s

Our values will prevail, defiant Theresa May tells MPs as parliament resumes

Our values will prevail, defiant Theresa May tells MPs as parliament resumes

Finance June 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

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‘We are not afraid’: Theresa May’s statement to MPs

Theresa May told MPs “our values will prevail” as she delivered a defiant statement to a packed House of Commons less than 24 hours after the …

The economics of Brexit – best and worse case scenarios

The economics of Brexit – best and worse case scenarios

Finance June 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

A six-page letter has altered the course of British history and its place in the world. It may also have begun the unravelling of Britain itself.

The letter is significantly more co-operative in tone than much of the rhetoric that …

What Trump doesn’t understand about the poor

What Trump doesn’t understand about the poor

Finance June 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

Can President Trump win the War on Poverty?

The American Dream is no longer a house with a yard. It’s a stable paycheck.

By and large, Americans can find jobs today. But too often those jobs have wild swings in …

Beware the pension vultures: The despicable behaviour of ex Bernard Matthews owner is not unusual, says ALEX BRUMMER

Beware the pension vultures: The despicable behaviour of ex Bernard Matthews owner is not unusual, says ALEX BRUMMER

Finance June 10, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The website of private equity outfit Rutland Partners boasts that what distinguishes it from others is ‘the quality of the relationships we build’.

Not a description that will be much recognised by members of the Bernard Matthews pension scheme or …

Trump’s renewable energy cuts alarm former officials

Trump’s renewable energy cuts alarm former officials

Finance June 9, 2017 at 2:08 am 0 comments

Inside the U.S. solar jobs boom

President Trump isn’t shy about expressing his love for coal. His proposed budget offers no such love for investing in renewable energy.

Trump wants to gut a key division of the Department of Energy …

Nordstrom family could rescue retail giant

Nordstrom family could rescue retail giant

Finance June 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm 0 comments

It sounds like Nordstrom has had enough of Wall Street’s retail gloom-and-doom.

Nordstrom (JWN) stock skyrocketed 17% on Thursday after the struggling department store said it’s exploring a deal to go private.

Members of the Nordstrom family, including co-presidents Blake …