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Why should I care if share prices fall?

Big shifts in the stock market are often in the news, whether they are booms or falls owing to coronavirus or the financial crisis. As companies grow, they issue shares. The largest companies in the UK have shares which are bought and sold on the London Stock Exchange. Their collective performance is often quoted amid […]

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Thomas Cook: ‘I wish the business well’

Former flight attendant Grace Fletcher says she and some former colleagues would do anything to get back into aviation. She loves her current job, helping vulnerable children in the prison service, but would also do anything to “reverse the clock,” she says, to the 27 years she spent working at Thomas Cook. “It was very […]

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Nepal rescuers resume search in villages hit by deadly landslide

At least 13 killed in two separate landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains in northern Nepal. Rescuers resumed searching on Monday for people missing since a deadly landslide struck three villages in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district, authorities said. So far, 11 bodies have been pulled from the debris and police, soldiers and villagers were searching for […]

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‘I returned my suits and spent £100 on joggers’

A few weeks ago, London-based lawyer Samantha Hewitt decided to refresh her office wardrobe, going online to buy new suits and dresses. Then the coronavirus lockdown hit and suddenly much of Britain was forced to become a nation of home workers. Ms Hewitt immediately sent her sober corporate gear back, and spent £100 on comfy […]

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Trump says another country could join Israel-UAE accord

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was possible another country could soon join a diplomatic accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Trump is to host a signing ceremony next Tuesday that will include delegations with Israel and the UAE. His negotiators have been trying to get other Gulf […]

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Oil falls below $42 to lowest since July on demand fears

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil fell below $42 a barrel on Tuesday, its 5th session of decline, pressured by concerns that a recovery in demand could weaken as coronavirus infections flare up around the world. Coronavirus cases rose in 22 of the 50 U.S. states, a Reuters analysis showed on the Labor Day holiday weekend. New […]

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Coronavirus: China’s tourism industry thriving as world battles COVID-19

Tourism across the world has been hit hard by COVID 19 but China has one key advantage – 1.4 billion people with nowhere else to go. Domestic flights are back to 2019 levels. Lockdown is long gone in China and people are keen to travel. But with the pandemic raging abroad, with many popular tourist […]

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Kushner: US will not approve Israeli annexations for 'some time'

Some Israeli officials signalled they want approval from the US before pushing for annexation of the occupied West Bank. The United States will not consent to Israeli annexations in the occupied West Bank for “some time”, preferring to focus on the Israel-UAE normalisation deal and wider regional peace efforts, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner […]

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Maxwell-Epstein emails shown in new court papers

Emails between UK socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and the late US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein have been revealed in a trove of unsealed court documents. Epstein tells Ms Maxwell she has done “nothing wrong” in the 2015 exchange, which appears to contradict her earlier claims of not having contacted him. And in a deposition, accuser Virginia […]

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Designer of iconic ‘I ♥ NY’ logo dies aged 91

Milton Glaser, the influential American graphic designer who created the “I ♥ NY” logo, has died aged 91. Made for a 1977 tourism campaign, the logo rapidly gained recognition across the world and has been described as the most frequently imitated in history. Glaser later said he was “flabbergasted by what happened to this little, […]