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HS2 boss Sir Terry Morgan expects to be sacked

HS2 boss Sir Terry Morgan expects to be sacked

Business
The chairman of Britain's biggest infrastructure project has told Sky News he expects to be sacked within weeks. Sir Terry Morgan has been chairman of HS2 since August.He also became chairman of London's delayed Crossrail project in 2009.He is expected to leave within weeks after a series of problems raised doubts about his performance, the Financial Times reported.Sir Terry confirmed to Sky News that he expects to be asked to leave. Image: An architect's impression of the HS2 station to serve Solihull, the West Midlands, Birmingham Airport and the NEC HS2 is the government's £55.7bn planned high-speed rail network aimed at connecting London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds.But critics say it is too ...
Morgan Stanley launches new advisory technology platform

Morgan Stanley launches new advisory technology platform

Finance
Morgan Stanley is ramping up its fight to distinguish its wealth management business in one key area: technology. The firm on Monday launched WealthDesk, a new platform for its army of 15,000-plus financial advisors. The idea of the platform is that it will provide financial advisors with one dashboard where they can go for all of their financial planning, advice and implementation tasks. The effort is part of a broader technology strategy at the firm. Morgan Stanley has rolled out a tool named Next Best Action, which uses artificial intelligence to h...

Little Mix accused of 'using sex to sell albums' as Piers Morgan lets rip

Entertainment
Little Mix released new tune Strip and the track is all about empowering women.The video for the new song features Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, alongside a group of women who are outspoken advocates for body-confidence and feminism.Little Mix had been sharing the stories of the inspirational women via their Instagram page, ahead of the release.In addition, they also posted a powerful black-and-white image of themselves, posing completely naked. “What’s the point of it? ” Piers Morgan The girls covered their body with insults they had seemingly had thrown at them in the past – such as “ugly, insignificant and talentless.”Fans praised them for their body-confide...
Elon Musk hiring Morgan Stanley probably closes the book on 'funding secured'

Elon Musk hiring Morgan Stanley probably closes the book on 'funding secured'

Finance
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's hiring of Morgan Stanley this week is just a small step in his ongoing quest to take Tesla private. But it has a larger, more damning implication: he probably didn't have funding secured, even in the most loose sense of the phrase. Musk is on the verge of hiring Morgan Stanley because the bank excels in rounding up financing from a wide array of sources, according to a person familiar with the matter. Musk has already retained Goldman Sachs to advise his attempt at taking the company private, first announced in an August 7 tweet. Morgan Stanley will be brought in the same capacity -- to raise money for a...