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Democrats' Better Deal bids to grab Trump's populist mantle

Democrats have unveiled a populist economic rebrand that seeks to tap into the frustration among working families which swept Donald Trump to power.Billed as A Better Deal, their plan calls for infrastructure investment, tougher regulation of drug firms and creating new rules on monopolies.The plan is the start of …

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Amazon's Whole Foods deal under scrutiny

US regulators will take more time to review Amazon’s $13.7bn (£10.5bn) acquisition of Whole Foods after some groups have raised anti-trust concerns.Democrats have asked authorities to consider how the deal might affect consumer choice, particularly in places with fewer food shopping options.Whole Foods said in June it expected the …

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Safestore vote in balance as pay row deepens

A vote on multi-million pound share awards at one of the UK’s biggest companies hangs in the balance just hours before a shareholder meeting that threatens to become a lightning rod for concerns over top City pay. Sky News understands that Safestore Holdings, the FTSE-250 self-storage company, is hopeful …

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Northern mayors angry over Crossrail 2 funding

The Transport Secretary has come under fire for backing London’s Crossrail 2 scheme after cutting plans for rail electrification in Wales and northern England. Chris Grayling has pledged to work with London mayor Sadiq Khan to ensure Crossrail 2, the multibillion north-south rail line running across the capital between …

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Chlorinated chicken imports not ruled out

The Government has refused to rule out lifting the ban on chlorinated chicken as part of a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit. The American Farming Association is adamant that any deal must include agriculture, meaning chlorine washed chickens, hormone-fed beef and genetically modified crops could be exported to …

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£246m to make UK leader in battery technology

The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology is being launched to make batteries more accessible and affordable. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark will unveil details of the first phase, known as the Faraday Challenge, on Monday. This will include a £45m competition to …

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