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UK financial watchdogs move closer to strike over pay cuts | Financial Conduct Authority

Staff at the UK’s financial watchdog are closing in on a strike over pay cuts which unions say will turn the Financial Conduct Authority into a “trading” regulator. Unite members will vote in a ballot on whether to take industrial action against the FCA, after management reportedly refused to negotiate with workers on a “severe …

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Brewdog boss James Watt denies inappropriate behavior after BBC documentary allegations

Brewdog boss James Watt denies inappropriate behavior after BBC documentary allegations

The boss of beer giant Brewdog has denied any inappropriate behavior after allegations in a BBC documentary. More than 15 former Brewdog employees in the US spoke about CEO James Watt on BBC Scotland’s Disclosure programme. Former Brewdog USA employees said Watt’s behavior made female bartenders “uncomfortable” and “helpless.” But Watt’s lawyers vehemently denied all …

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Mark Zuckerberg says Meta is building the world’s fastest supercomputer | Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that his social media empire is building what he claims is the world’s fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer as part of plans to build a virtual metaverse. The Facebook founder said in a blog post that the Metaverse, a concept that blends the physical and digital worlds through virtual and augmented reality, …

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If Jeremy Grantham is talking about an American ‘superbubble’, we should listen | Nils Pratley

JEremy Grantham’s warning that stock prices are heading for a steep fall is just part of the financial calendar in the new year, critics say. On this occasion, however, the British co-founder of Boston-based fund manager GMO and much-loved watcher of stock market bubbles, may have been right. Admittedly, “Let the Wild Rumpus Begin” was …

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woman whose husband bought a leg of lamb for £30 says she is going back to Tesco for a refund

woman whose husband bought a leg of lamb for £30 says she is going back to Tesco for a refund

A woman who was left angry after her husband splurged on a leg of lamb has split opinion after posting on social media that she would return the meat to the supermarket over the expense. Posting on the What’s on in Ramsbottom Facebook page, Rozalia Linder explained that she had sent her husband Clive to …

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FTSE 100 plummets and petrol prices rise as Russian crisis adds to cocktail of worries for markets |  Economic news

FTSE 100 plummets and petrol prices rise as Russian crisis adds to cocktail of worries for markets | Economic news

The FTSE 100 has seen its value wiped out by £53bn amid a sell-off in global markets as tensions between Russia and Ukraine add to a cocktail of investor concerns. Trading screens in London, New York, Paris and Milan turned red as wholesale gas prices also rose sharply and Bitcoin plunged. London’s main stock market …

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