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NHS gets £8m payout over drug firm's anti-competitive practices

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The NHS has been given an £8m payout from a pharmaceutical firm after an investigation found that it engaged in anti-competitive practices that pushed up the cost of a life-saving drug for the health service. It is the first time that the Competition and M


Ex-Treasury chief: 'unelected people' pushing no-deal Brexit

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LONDON (AP) — The man who was Britain's top finance official until three weeks ago has broken his silence on the new administration, saying "unelected people" are pushing the government toward a damaging no-deal Brexit that isn't backed by Parliament or th


Alternate Endings: how the funeral business is being 'disrupted'

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On Halloween 2017, the producer/directors Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill attended an expo for the National Funeral Directors Association in Boston. The date was entirely coincidental, according to O’Neill, yet the conference room floor abounded with a dis


Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

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The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Met


FirstGroup consortium to replace Virgin on west coast mainline

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FirstGroup has been named the winner of the West Coast Partnership competition to run intercity trains, despite opposition from its own shareholders, fears over the financial viability of its other rail operations and legal action by rival bidders. The gov


Bahamas Bowl sponsorship pays off again for Illinois village

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Elk Grove Village generated headlines across the country when it became the first non-tourist municipality to sponsor a bowl last year. But its agreement with the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl is still paying off. The Chicago suburb and Love's Travel Stops &


Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan's Nikkei 225 added nearly 1.0% to finish at 20,655


Tokyo stocks rebound after Trump delays some China tariffs

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Tokyo stocks bounced back Wednesday as concern eased over U.S.-China trade tensions following a U.S. decision to delay tariffs on some Chinese imports until December. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 199.69 points, or 0.98 percent, from Tuesday


German economy shrinks amid trade concerns, auto woes

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the second quarter as global trade conflicts and troubles in the auto industry weighed on Europe's largest economy. The state statistics agency Destatis said Wednesday that falling expor


10 of the UK’s best railway station and cottage stays

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Coalport station, Shropshire Coalport, built in 1861, was never a bustling hub even at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Today, its owners, Lisa and Steve Rawlings, who fell in love with the sleepy, disused station, platforms and waiting room, capit


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