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August 1, 2017 1:40 PM Barcelona 'could' negotiate Neymar fee if PSG agree to include Marco Verratti

Marca says the Catalans have identified a new opportunity to sign Ernesto Valverde's number one target. Paris Saint-Germain's intent to sign Neymar at any cost could eventually lead to Barcelona securing a deal to bring top target Marco Verratti to the Nou Camp. La Liga giants have made it clear that they won't negotiate the sale of the Brazilian international 5

July 31, 2017 6:36 AM UK will not cut taxes below European average after Brexit -Hammond

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - Britain does not intend to lower taxes far below the European average in order to remain competitive after Brexit but rather expects to keep a recognisably European economic and social model, finance minister Philip Hammond said. Hammond himself had suggested in January that Britain may have to change its economic model to remain 4

July 25, 2017 3:54 PM Inside a US/UK trade deal

Relations with the United States were always going to be a high priority for British trade policy post-Brexit. So no surprise that Liam Fox has gone to Washington to discuss prospects. The International Trade Secretary is pushing for a bilateral trade liberalisation agreement with the US to take effect when the UK leaves the EU. And his American hosts 9

July 24, 2017 9:02 AM Latest Public Sector News

Public sector borrowing soars by £2bn in one year, ONS finds Net borrowing went up by £1.9bn up to £22.8bn in the current financial year when compared with the same period in 2016. Of this sum total, £17.1bn was attributed to the cost of “day to day” spending in the public sector, whilst an additional £5.7bn related to capital spending or net investment 28

July 22, 2017 1:45 PM Anthony Scaramucci: Who is the new White House communications director?

President Donald Trump has triggered a shake-up by appointing Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his White House communications director. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quit, reportedly in response to the move, which was announced on 21 July. He had been partially filling the communications role since the previous incumbent Michael 21

July 21, 2017 2:34 AM Amazon spent $3.2 million in second quarter on Washington lobbying effort

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Amazon, facing potential criticism of its plan to buy Whole Foods Markets , continued its multi-million lobbying effort - shelling out $3.2 million in the second quarter of this year - an increase from the $2.9 million spent in the first three months. Amazon has long had a presence in Washington, lobbying on a broad range 1

July 18, 2017 4:52 AM Republicans oppose healthcare plans leaving party without majority

Two more Republican senators have said they oppose their party's replacement for President Obama's health system, making it impossible for the bill to pass in its current form. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran say the new legislation does not go far enough in repealing the health legislation. Republicans have been divided on the issue, with moderates concerned 21

July 17, 2017 9:19 PM Auto parts supplier to Nissan to invest $16M, add 100 jobs

GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (AP) - A supplier to Nissan Motor Co. will add nearly 100 jobs in Mississippi, bringing its total employment in the area to about 600. Calsonic Kansei, based in Saitama, Japan, said Monday that it is investing $16.3 million to move assembly of heating and cooling systems for Nissan trucks to a Gluckstadt warehouse owned by the Madison 5

July 16, 2017 4:00 PM How Jeremy Corbyn Is Inspiring The American Left

HuffPost UK on the 'absolute boy' going stateside. If the British and the Americans are two people still separated by a common language, one unlikely phrase appears to have crossed the divide. The ‘absolute boy’, the meme-fuelled nickname given to Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, during the election campaign. “We’re popping bottles to celebrate the absolute 20

July 14, 2017 12:38 AM Rapper DMX busted on tax fraud charges

NEW YORK (AP) - Rapper DMX has been arrested in New York on federal tax fraud charges. Prosecutors say the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, owes $1.7 million in taxes and has engaged in a multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars of income from the Internal Revenue Service. Prosecutors say Simmons raked in millions from his songs, including 4