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US briefing: Epstein guards, Stacey Abrams and CEO-employee pay gap

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Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email. Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.Trump demands ‘full investigation’ into former friend’s death Two jail guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein at the time of his apparent

Sports Direct faces race against time as auditor Grant Thornton quits

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Sports Direct has less than a month to find a new auditor after Grant Thornton told the embattled retailer that it intends to quit at its annual meeting in September. Grant Thornton, which has audited Sports Direct since it floated on the Stock Exchange in

Top US bosses earn 278 times more than their employees

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Chief executives at the US’s top companies took home $17.2m in pay last year – 278 times the salary of their average worker. Between 1978 and 2018, the average pay of the bosses of the US’s largest 350 companies has grown by 1,007.5%, according to the Econ

Rail fares to rise by 2.8% in January

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Rail fares will rise by a further 2.8% in January, it has been confirmed, amid warnings from campaign groups and unions that ever higher train fares risk driving passengers off the railway. After a decade when fares have risen at double the rate of wages,

Lazy Days Holdings: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

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SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) _ Lazy Days Holdings, Inc. (LAZY) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.9 million. The Seffner, Florida-based company said it had profit of 2 cents per share. The company posted revenue of $168.5 million in the period. The

UK inflation edges back above 2% target in July

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LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in Britain has unexpectedly risen back above the Bank of England's target, but with the Brexit date approaching there is little pressure on policymakers at the central bank to raise interest rates. The Off

The Rich Paul Rule is proof the NCAA knows its days are numbered

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The NCAA’s risible Rich Paul Rule is the clearest indication yet that the governing body of collegiate sports in America is terrified their stranglehold on the amateur athletes who drive the billion-dollar industry of college basketball may soon be coming

Drug companies are putting a price on the lives of those with cystic fibrosis

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At 7am, I wake up and, while most people are starting their days, having breakfast and making their way to work, I – like the 10,400 people in the UK with cystic fibrosis – am beginning my daily treatment regime. For me, this involves a concoction of 30 ta

Japan's key bond yield rises after U.S. delays some China tariffs

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The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond ended higher Wednesday as investors sold the debt following a U.S. decision to delay tariffs on some Chinese imports until December. The yield on the No. 355, 0.1 percent issue, the main yardstick

Coalition rules out further cut to migration numbers amid decentralisation push

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The Coalition says it will not consider a further cut to migration numbers as a new committee prepares to examine how to encourage people to move to the regions. The chair of the committee, Liberal MP Julian Leeser, told Guardian Australia that the quality

World Economic Forum at Davos 2019 - Joseph Weinberg CEO PayCase, Chairman Shyft

Matt Bird sits down with Joseph Weinberg CEO PayCase, Chairman Shyft at the World Economic Forum at Davos 2019