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How to save money UK: 5 things you can do if you can’t afford energy bill price hikes

It’s been another tough week for people’s finances as forecasters predict the price cap could exceed £5,000 in the first half of 2023. The energy price cap has already risen from £1,277 to £1,971 putting many Britons in financial difficulties. Experts are advising against not paying bills and encouraging people to take other steps to […]

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Technology

Free Netflix streams on the rise amid price hikes and cost of living crisis

More people are turning to free – and illegal – streams of Netflix. Despite the wide availability of streaming services, a new study from piracy tracking company Muso has revealed a rise in the number of people turning to illegal alternatives. And Netflix boxsets and films are one of the go-to-choices when people are looking […]

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UK

Newsnight: Ex-Thatcher ally slams Bank of England over interest hikes – ‘Hit the poorest!’

Lord David Howell, who served as the Tory MP for Guildford from 1966 to 1997, appeared on the BBC’s late-night current affairs programme to discuss the Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates. During his appearance, the former Environment Secretary warned the Bank of England’s decision could adversely impact poorer Brits. He told BBC […]

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Business

Fed Governor Bowman sees ‘similarly sized’ rate hikes ahead after three-quarter point moves

Federal Reserve Bank Governor Michelle Bowman gives her first public remarks as a Federal policymaker at an American Bankers Association conference In San Diego, California, February 11 2019. Ann Saphir | Reuters Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said Saturday she supports the central bank’s recent big interest rate increases and thinks they are likely to […]

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Business

Starbucks union asks coffee giant to extend pay hikes, benefits to unionized stores

With pay increases set to kick in at Starbucks cafes around the U.S. Monday, labor organizers are asking the coffee giant to extend the benefits to unionized stores as well without going through the bargaining process. The request comes after Starbucks announced in May that it would hike wages for workers and add other benefits […]

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World

Macron’s economic nightmare as inflation SURGES again with France price hikes imminent

Millions of French households are being hit hard by the horrific cost of living crisis and soaring price rises sweeping throughout Europe and inflicting hardship on some of the continent’s biggest economies. But the situation worsened in France with inflation jumping again in July, up to 6.1 percent from 5.8 percent in June, according to […]

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Finance

‘Back to 2008!’ Britons warned of ‘more misery’ as interest rate hikes forecasted

Interest rates have been in the doldrums for two years, but have slowly been creeping up in recent months. The Bank of England’s last move was to increase its base rate to 1.25 percent, however, a new decision is due next week. Markets have predicted another rate hike, this time of 0.5 percentage points which […]

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Science

Senate Dems propose hikes for clean energy, environment

Senate Democrats are proposing fiscal 2023 spending bills that would provide big boosts for clean energy spending, with less ambitious increases for other environmental and conservation efforts. The Senate Appropriations Committee released all 12 fiscal 2023 spending bills, opting to skip markups after the parties failed to reach an agreement on overall spending levels. Under […]

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Business

Chipotle price hikes drive profit growth – and the chain says more increases are coming

People visit a Chipotle restaurant on February 09, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Chipotle Mexican Grill on Tuesday reported disappointing sales as price hikes helped boost profits but may have scared away some inflation-weary customers. “The low-income consumer definitely has pulled back their purchase frequency,” CEO Brian Niccol said on the […]

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Entertainment

One Of Idaho’s Best Hikes Is An Easy Day Trip From Twin Falls ID

In southeastern Idaho along the state’s border with Wyoming is a trail that many in the hiking community identify as perhaps the Gem State’s best. The trailhead leads to stunning waterfalls, a deep, lush valley, and gorgeous views of the Grand Tetons. The South Darby Trailhead is about a 230-mile drive northeast from Twin Falls […]