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Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans’ patriarchal bubble

Forget for a moment whether a Supreme Court nominee attempted to rape a girl at a party 35 years ago. The judge, Brett Kavanaugh, categorically denies the allegation. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has requested an FBI investigation. The truth is probably unknowable. But the prospect of 11 white males — two of them octogenarians — approving a lifetime sinecure for a 12th is unlikely to be forgotten. That is what Senate judiciary committee Republicans are on course to do…

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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary may leave within five years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael and Anita O’Leary with one of their horses, Balko Des Flos Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has signalled that he may stand down in the next five years after admitting he is reluctant to sign a new long-term contract at the airline. Mr O’Leary said the board wants him to commit to another five years after his current deal expires in 2019. But the 57 year-old said: “I’m not sure Mrs O’Leary would be…

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Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star rating from U.S. safety agency

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. auto safety agency NHTSA in tests that are standard for cars in the United States. FILE PHOTO: A row of new Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles is seen at a parking lot in Richmond, California, U.S., June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo The agency has been investigating crashes involving other Tesla models, which have raised questions over the functioning of the automaker’s auto-pilot…

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HHS to work with investors, startups to foster innovation

HHS wants insight from private companies like venture capital firms and startup incubators on strategies to accelerate investment, innovation and research in healthcare. The agency on Wednesday announced the formation of the Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit, a yearlong collaboration with HHS officials and various private healthcare companies and investors. The creation of the summit is in response to a request for information HHS posted in June on ways it can work with “those focused on innovating and investing…

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Turkey unveils plan to fight currency crisis

Turkey’s finance minister has slashed the country’s economic growth targets and promised to cut public spending by nearly $10bn as the country tries to rebuild shattered market confidence and find a way out of a currency crisis. Investors welcomed the decision by Berat Albayrak, who was put in charge of the economy two months ago by his father-in-law, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to reduce growth projections to 3.8 per cent in 2018 and 2.3 per cent in 2019. The previous target…

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Trump tells Opec to lower oil price, Dow hits fresh record high – business live | Business

9.27am EDT 09:27 The logo of the Organization of the Petroleoum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters Dean Popplewell, vice president of Market Analysis at OANDA, points out that oil stockpiles have been falling recently, helping to underpin prices. EIA data Wednesday showed that U.S crude oil stockpiles fell for a fifth consecutive week to a three-year low in the week to Sept. 14, while gas stocks also showed a larger than expected draw on unseasonably strong demand. Crude inventories…

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The race to dominate the car dashboard is heating up

The race to dominate the car dashboard is heating up with Google’s Android operating system clinching a victory this week. As Jane Lanhee Lee reports, an alliance of Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi – which together sold over 10 million vehicles last year – are saying future models will integrate Maps and the voice operated butler Google Assistant. Source link

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How Britain draws its electoral boundaries

BRITAIN’S parliament houses 650 MPs, each of whom represents a constituency. But the number of voters in each constituency varies wildly. Often this is due to geographical quirks: the smallest constituency is the Outer Hebrides, a chain of islands off Scotland’s north-west coast with around 21,200 voters; the biggest (109,900 voters) is the Isle of Wight. Demographic shifts also contribute to discrepancies. Over the past 70 years or so, Britain’s population has drifted from north to south and from cities…

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BlackRock completes acquisition of strata office units in Prudential Tower, Companies & Markets

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 – 7:22 PM A PRIVATE real estate fund managed by BlackRock has acquired seven strata office units in Prudential Tower about S$130 million from consortium Epic Land. Prudential Tower is a 30-storey Grade A commercial property in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD). John Saunders, head of Asia-Pacific for BlackRock Real Estate, said: “We are delighted to have acquired strata office floors of Prudential Tower in the Raffles Place CBD, at a time when…

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Ryanair rejects investor pressure to oust chairman

Ryanair has rejected investor pressure for the departure of its long-serving chairman David Bonderman after a significant shareholder protest. Mr Bonderman, chairman for 22 years, was re-elected to the board with support of 70.5 per cent of shareholders at the company’s annual meeting. But that left a sizeable number of investors who failed to back him with some openly calling for a clear succession plan. Alison Kennedy, of Aberdeen Standard Investments, which has a 0.9 per cent stake in the…

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Sky bid tussle to be settled by auction

Image copyright HBO Image caption Game of Thrones draws big audiences for Sky in the UK The takeover of broadcaster Sky will be settled by an auction, the UK’s Takeover Panel has announced. The broadcaster has been subject to rival bids from Rupert Murdoch’s Fox and US conglomerate Comcast. The Takeover Panel said that the auction would start at 17:00 London time on Friday and end on Saturday evening. It said all parties had agreed to the process, which will…

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TIMELINE-Brexit at breaking point? Diary dates for Britain’s EU departure

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has little more than six months to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union, sell it to her divided Conservative Party and win parliamentary approval. Below are significant dates as Britain nears its departure from the EU in March: EU LEADERS MEET – Sept. 20 EU leaders in Salzburg lined up to tell May she needs to give guarantees on the Irish border before they will grant her the…

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Recovering from Florence, hospitals get an outside assist

When Atrium Health’s mobile hospital unit arrived into Burgaw, N.C., on Monday from its home-base in Charlotte, residents of the rural area had been without medical care for days in the wake of Hurricane Florence. They lined up for help even as the medical team was setting up in a Family Dollar parking lot. The area’s Pender Memorial Hospital, a critical access hospital, was evacuated ahead of the storm and remained closed because of flooding. The nearest open hospital sat…

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UK retail sales smash forecasts as consumers keep spending – business live | Business

5.44am EDT 05:44 August’s retail sales are a “mixed bag”, argues Tom Stevenson, investment director for Personal Investing at Fidelity International. He points to the drop in clothing and food sales, as a sign that consumers are feeling the pinch: “The headline level of retail sales data was unexpectedly strong for August, although buoyant household goods volumes were offset by declines in food, clothing and petrol. Food and clothing retreated after benefiting from the unusually warm weather in July. The…

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Regulator reopens probe into Danske Bank scandal

Denmark’s financial regulator has reopened its investigation into Danske Bank amid a mounting outcry into the lender’s own probe into its huge money-laundering scandal. The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority has restarted the probe it initially closed in May with a severe reprimand of the bank but no action against individuals, according to the country’s business ministry. Jesper Berg, director-general of the Danish FSA, told Danish television station TV2: “We are reopening the investigation into the bank, which we originally completed…

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