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Economy resilient but cold winter lies ahead

Economy resilient but cold winter lies ahead

Business
The economy is growing at the fastest rate since the end of 2016.Not just that, the growth came from almost every part of the economy. Unlike in many previous quarters, where the economy was kept afloat primarily by a strong performance from the dominant services sector, this time around the only sector of the economy to shrink was the government. There is, as yet, little evidence from the national accounts that companies across the UK are doing much stockpiling.For all the scare stories about panicked building up of inventories, the numbers show that across the economy these are increasing only very slightly.Moreover, at this current pace, the UK is growing at a faster rate than the eurozone. Hurrah, right?Well, wait for the bad news. Actually when you look not at the overall quarterly ...
Amazon jumps out ahead of its rivals and raises wages to $15

Amazon jumps out ahead of its rivals and raises wages to $15

Technology
Amazon, the business that upended the retailing industry and transformed the way we shop for just about everything, is jumping out ahead of the pack again, announcing a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour for its U.S. employees that could force other big companies to raise their pay. The online giant also said it will push Congress to increase the federal minimum wage, now at $ 7.25. Given Amazon's size and clout, the move Tuesday is a major victory for the $ 15-an-hour movement, which has organized protests of fast-food, gas station and other low-paid workers. Already, several states and cities have raised their minimum wages above the federal one. Amazon, whose value topped an awesome $ 1 trillion in September, has been under political and economic pressure to pay its employees more. "We list...
Barcelona plan to watch Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in every game ahead of possible summer transfer

Barcelona plan to watch Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in every game ahead of possible summer transfer

Sports
Keeping tabs It is understood the Spanish giants are keeping a close eye on the World Cup winner's situation at Old Trafford Barcelona plan to watch Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in every game for the rest of this season as they consider a move for the midfield star. The Spanish Liga club were said to be keen on recruiting him last summer, but a move never materialised and representatives were there to see him in action in the Champions League against Young Boys on Wednesday night. Paul Pogba has hinted at tensions between him and Jose Mourinho While it is not uncommon for club’s to monitor other players, Pogba’s frosty relationship with manager Jose Mourinho and rumours of Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola attempting to orc...
Conor McGregor KO’s sparring partner and practices ground game ahead of UFC 229 clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor KO’s sparring partner and practices ground game ahead of UFC 229 clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Sports
BRUTAL The Notorious will be aiming to reclaim the lightweight title against the undefeated Russian in Las Vegas on October 6 Conor McGregor released footage of him dropping a sparring partner with a vicious left-hand ahead of his UFC 229 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The ‘Notorious’ is attempting to put his legal worries to one side, and win back the lightweight belt he was stripped of on October 6 in Las Vegas against the undefeated Russian. The meeting between Nurmagomedov and McGregor is one of the most highly-anticipated match-ups in UFC history For MMA experts around the world, this will be the biggest fight in combat sport history, but has proved to be the most divisive as well. Most recently, reigning UFC welterweight ch...