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Blockchain advocate

Jamie Smith will never forget the precise moment she became interested in blockchain. “You can trace it to the exact age of my son,” says the former White House deputy press secretary, whose impressive CV includes stints working for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright.Two-and-a-half years ago, having …

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Earn, and breathe

It’s not just high powered meetings, networking and speeches at the World Economic Forum, some attendees are also taking part in meditation sessions. “There’s always a quiet place in your mind,” says Rick Goings, the boss of Tupperware Brands. Despite being at the helm of a company valued at …

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Carillion collapse: Insurers pay out £30m to suppliers

Insurers have said they will pay more than £30m to businesses owed money by collapsed construction giant Carillion. Sums ranging from £5,000 to several million pounds are being paid to firms which had insurance policies against bad debts.However, most of Carillion’s suppliers risk getting little or nothing back, as …

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Presidents Club: 'Robust' investigation planned

The head of the Charity Commission has said she is “horrified” over reports of groping and harassment at the men-only Presidents Club dinner – and has asked for an urgent meeting with the charity’s trustees. “I am personally horrified by the reported behaviour,” wrote Helen Stephenson. “The commission has …

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Scandal-hit club shuts amid groping claims

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Presidents Club says it is to close following allegations that hostesses were groped at its men-only annual charity dinner.It said remaining funds would be distributed to children’s charities “in an efficient manner”.There was widespread outrage following claims about the event by …

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Meat supplier to Wetherspoon's probed over food hygiene

A meat wholesaler which supplies Wetherspoon pubs, schools and care homes is being investigated over food hygiene concerns. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it had stopped any meat leaving Russell Hume company sites and unused meat had been withdrawn from its customers.Wetherspoon pubs had removed steak from the …

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