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Government faces no-deal backlash from its business experts

Image copyrightPA The government’s attempts to find a technological solution to its Irish border Brexit problem have run into immediate difficulties with its own business advisers. The BBC has obtained internal documents, including the terms of reference which some of its business experts are refusing to sign off on. They …

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Chinese ethnic group biggest earners in the UK

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Chinese and Indian ethnic group workers have higher average earnings than their white British counterparts, the first detailed official figures show. But the data on the ethnicity pay gap , showed all other ethnic groups have lower wages than white British workers. The Office for National Statistics said …

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Pound heads for two-year low as holidays begin

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The pound is heading for two-year lows against the dollar as markets react to continuing Brexit uncertainty and signs that the UK economy is slowing. The currency fell sharply after data showed slowing sales at UK retailers and economists forecast a contraction in the economy in the …

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France plans ‘eco-tax’ for air fares

Image copyrightREUTERS France is set to introduce an “eco-tax” for all flights from French airports, the government has said. The tax is expected to raise about €180m ($202m; £162m) from 2020, said Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne. The amount of the tax will depend on the type of ticket being bought. …

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Lady Gaga in exclusive Amazon deal to launch beauty range

Image copyrightHAUS LABORATORIESImage captionLady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories is the first major make-up line to launch on Amazon As an unconventional artist, Lady Gaga is taking the same approach to her new make-up line – by launching it exclusively through Amazon. The Oscar-winning songwriter’s Haus Laboratories will become the first major …

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A great life is characterized by a cultivated mind, diligence in thinking original thoughts, and perception of truth. Thinking is a challenging activity, given the unending noises and activities that fill our lives. However, it is in thinking original thoughts that a man self-actualizes and purpose is discovered. A great …

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