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Netflix and churn, Primark’s reopening and copper mining in focus on Tuesday

Updates from Primark owner Associated British Foods PLC (LON:ABF) and mining giant Rio Tinto PLC (LON:RIO) in the diary for Tuesday, along with the latest UK unemployment numbers. Across the Atlantic, the US earnings season will see FAANG star Netflix broadcast its numbers after the Wall Street close (see more...

FTSE 100 headed for flat start as unemployment numbers awaited

FTSE 100 down 66 points Tobacco firms fall ABF reports mixed results 11.20am: BT dips on European Super League news It has been hard to escape news of the proposed European Super League, which includes the so-called Big Six in the Premier League (who in fact occupy positions from one to nine at...

Chris Murphy reckons with risk of ‘failure’ in his career-long gun control push

The worst day of Chris Murphy's career, as he tells it, came eight years ago this week. That's when the Senate defeated a gun control bill forged after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in his state. The mass shootings haven't stopped plaguing America ever since. Nor has Congress...

Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93

Walter Mondale, the former vice president whose accomplished career was marred by one of the worst electoral shellackings in American history, died Monday. Mondale, who was also the first presidential candidate to select a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, to be his running mate, was 93. The Associated Press reported...

Liberals warn Biden against lengthy talks with GOP

Joe Biden's entreaties to Republicans on his infrastructure bill are picking up steam. But progressives are warning the president not to get too attached to his GOP friends. "I personally don't think the Republicans are serious about addressing the major crises facing this country. Maybe I'm wrong, but we're certainly...

Jan. 6 defendants win unlikely Dem champions as they face harsh detainment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren fled the Capitol on Jan. 6 from a mob she later called domestic terrorists. Now she and another Senate Democratic leader are standing up for their attackers' rights as criminal defendants. Most of the 300-plus people charged with participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have been...

Officer Brian Sicknick died of strokes after the insurrection, D.C. medical examiner rules

U.S. Capitol Police officers on motorcycles ride ahead of a hearse carrying the remains of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick as it makes its way to Arlington National Cemetery after Sicknick was lying in honor at the U.S Capitol, Feb. 3. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Capitol Police Officer Brian...

McCarthy to introduce censure resolution over Maxine Waters’ ‘get more confrontational’ remark

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Monday that he would introduce a resolution to censure Rep. Maxine Waters for comments she made over the weekend in Minnesota that Republican lawmakers said stoked further violence. "This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited...

Oil price, Hurricane, Coro, Echo, Trinity, Advance Energy. And finally…

WTI $63.13 -33c, Brent $66.77 -17c, Diff -$3.64 +16c, NG $2.68 +2c, UKNG 52p +1p Oil price Oil is unchanged this morning but was up last week, WTI by $3.81 and Brent $3.82, some 6.4% and 6.1% respectively. This was because, as noted at the time all the economic data from...

Vanguard looks to disrupt UK financial advice market

US investment colossus Vanguard has launched a low-cost financial advice retirement savings product in the UK to try and win business from the many savers who are reluctant to pay for an independent financial adviser (IFA). The tracker fund group said it will charge a total of 0.79% per year...