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OECD backs Biden’s plan to raise the minimum wage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers repair glass on the East Front rotunda doors that was damaged during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on February 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images LONDON — The U.S. should go ahead......

Midnight drinkers flock to Britain’s beloved pubs as lockdown eases

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A member of the bar staff pours drinks in the Switch bar as it opens following the easing of lockdown measures on April 12, 2021 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Ian Forsyth | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON......

IMF warns that debt overhang and financial vulnerabilities pose double threat to economic recovery

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Policymakers and central banks need to be “very selective” with stimulus measures to avoid endangering global economic growth over the medium term, according to a top official at the International Monetary Fund, with a debt overhang and financial......

Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain was locked out of his own embassy on Wednesday, apparently in retaliation for having criticized Myanmar’s military, which seized power in February and has since launched a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.......

Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain, Kyaw Zwar Minn, was locked out of his own embassy on Wednesday, apparently in retaliation for criticizing the country’s military, which seized power in February and has since launched a bloody crackdown......

Climate change protesters break windows at Barclays London HQ

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LONDON (Reuters) – Protesters against climate change broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays in the Canary Wharf business district on Wednesday. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group carried placards with slogans such as “Better Broken Windows than Broken Promises” and pasted the message “In Case of Climate......

German finance chief says Covid surge shows now is not the time to reopen economy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is not the time to consider the full reopening of the German economy, but rather the time to be strict and keep coronavirus infections low, Germany’s finance minister told CNBC, while adding that richer households will soon be paying......

Bankers talk of being sold out as London waits for its own Brexit deal with Brussels

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Despite a breakthrough last month, London-based bankers are nervously waiting for Britain and Brussels to agree on a post-Brexit relationship for their financial services industries. The U.K. and the EU agreed to continue talks and co-operation on financial services on......

This London Building Tells the Story of a Century’s Worth of Disease and Epidemics

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Coming down with an infectious disease in early 1900s London would have been a pretty unsettling experience. Not only were effective treatments hard to come by, but the municipality had the legal right to enter your home and disinfect it. City workers could seize your belongings and take them away......

Lauren London Says Nipsey Hussle Is “Missed Deeply” on 2nd Anniversary of His Death – E! Online

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Two years after his murder, Nipsey Hussle’s partner Lauren London has shared an emotional message about the day her life changed forever. On March 31, 2019, Nipsey–whose real name… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......

Why Amazon-backed food delivery app Deliveroo flopped in its market debut

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A distributor of Deliveroo is seen riding his bike with a package with food on a street on July 31, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Jesús Hellín | Europa Press | Getty Images LONDON — When Deliveroo chose London for its......

A statue of climate activist Greta Thunberg provokes anger in the UK

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A life-sized statue of Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is pictured after the statue’s unveiling outside the West Downs Centre on the campus of the University of Winchester in Winchester, Hampshire on March 31, 2021. Adrian Dennis | AFP |......

British food delivery firm Deliveroo slides 30% in market debut

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Deliveroo cyclist in London, U.K. Dinendra Haria | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — Shares of British food delivery start-up Deliveroo sank in its stock market debut Wednesday, as the company faces pressure from top investors......

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