Brexit could provide the US huge economic opportunity

Yesterday the UK Speaker of the House, John Bercow, blocked a vote on the Brexit deal agreed upon by negotiators for the UK and EU last week. The deal would enable Great Britain to break with Brussels at the end of this month. If the deal fails to garner sufficient backing in Parliament, Brexit will…

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The map store boss who took the long route

Image copyright Stanfords Image caption Stanfords’ new main shop is a third smaller So after Oxford she spent seven years working for management consultancy group McKinsey, where she helped clients “almost entirely in retail and consumer goods”. “Part of the reason I asked to work almost solely with retail clients was that I thought it…

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Bernardine Evaristo: ‘These are unprecedented times for black female writers’

This is a revolutionary moment for black British writing, argues the author who this week became the first black woman to win the Booker prize. But how can this revolution lead to lasting change? Chidera Eggerue, AKA The Slumflower, is a social media star, south-east London homegirl and feminist. She first came to prominence in…

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The world’s biggest brands have a garbage problem. This man can help

The world’s largest consumer goods companies have a big problem: The plastic waste that piles up in landfills and oceans has their corporate logos all over it. But Szaky is no stranger to risk. Can one man bring back reusable packaging? Durable packaging fell out of fashion decades ago, when cheap, disposable plastics replaced glass…

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Ivanka Trump returns to her role as diplomat at UNGA

(CNN)Ivanka Trump began her week at the United Nations with a diplomatic apology. On Monday, Trump outlined the initiative’s three pillars, explained the five areas of law impacting women in global economies, and touted some early successes advancing women’s rights in Cote d’Ivoire, where she visited in April. She spoke in platitudes, using the phrases…

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From bob cuts to Bond films, the Bauhaus legacy lives on

Shut down by the Nazis after a fleeting existence, the art school continues to inform pop culture A friend of mine, the artist David Batchelor, had an exhibition in Edinburgh this summer called My Own Private Bauhaus. His title made me smile. I liked how it plays off the centenary of the school The Wire…

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Less debt, better prospects: Why students work

“I understood more of what was happening in court, and I appreciated my work placements more,” she says. “I took every opportunity that I could to sit in court.” Hira completed her law studies this summer and now works as an advocate in Bristol. “When I left school I made a pact that to say…

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The young brothers who signed up Andy Murray

Image copyright Ross Woodhall Image caption Castore now sells across more than 50 countries Brought up on the Wirral, across the River Mersey from Liverpool, both Tom and Phil were were both very good at football. Tom played youth football for local club Tranmere Rovers from the age of eight, while Phil spent time in…

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RBS is first UK big four bank to be led by a woman

However, Ms Rose is the only woman so far to lead one of the UK’s four biggest banks, which are RBS, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and HSBC. It also means that two of the most senior roles at RBS will be held by women, after Katie Murray was promoted to chief financial officer earlier this…

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‘A giant question mark’: can WeWork’s Adam Neumann reassure investors?

The space-sharing firms value has been cut from $47bn to as low as $15bn ahead of its IPO a major dent as its co-founder tries to sell the vision of we We dedicate this to the power of We greater than any one of us, but inside each of us, proclaims the prospectus for office-sharing…

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