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Harry and Meghan’s ‘gamble’ to live in the US is not paying off

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s “gamble” moving to the US has not paid off says a commentator. Reports suggested the Duke and Duchess were not invited to their celebrity friend Oprah Winfrey’s 69th birthday over the weekend. A-list stars gathered to celebrate Oprah’s birthday, organised by Anastasia Beverly Hills, in Montecito, California. Kim Kardashian was […]

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Finance

Pensioners at risk of paying tax on retirement income

Many pensioners are already getting by on a limited income, but this could be squeezed further due to frozen personal allowances. In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced a variety of tax allowances would be frozen for another two years – taking the freeze up to 2028. However, the decision to freeze personal allowances – the […]

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UK

Norwegians paying billions in road tolls

Never before have Norwegian motorists had to pay so much in road tolls, according to new figures from the state transport ministry. After a dip during the pandemic, when most worked from home offices, total road toll receipts nationwide hit NOK 13.1 billion (USD 130 million) last year. That’s up from the last record for […]

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Technology

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming to Steal Your High Paying Job,

That’s right, college grads: that degree won’t save you from the robots. Don’t Remind Us For years, breakthroughs in automation have led to increasing instability for blue collar workers — particularly those in manufacturing — while those in white collar positions have remained mostly unfazed by the same anxieties. Until generative AI’s breakthrough, that is. […]

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Finance

A pledge worth paying attention to

Also in today’s newsletter: insurers’ new blueprint for their role in the energy transition This post is originally appeared on FT Related Content Global elite produce almost half greenhouse emissions, UN says Tandem Bank raises interest rates to 3.05% after base rate hike Corruption in Europe: a continent divided Mortgages could rise by £200 a […]

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Finance

Hundreds of thousands of Britons could receive help paying water

Other water companies have also promised help with water bills: Severn Trent will help 100,000 additional households with social tariffs and the company is helping up to 100,000 people find employment and fulfil their potential as part of their Societal Strategy South East Water has increased the income threshold by nine percent for its Social Tariff, which caps the […]

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Technology

Why Apple Is Paying Some MacBook Owners Up to $395

Do you own a MacBook? If so, you might be eligible for part of a $50 million settlement Apple is paying to resolve complaints about its keyboards. A class action lawsuit filed in 2018 alleges Apple knew the “butterfly” keyboard design on its MacBooks was defective and “fraudulently concealed” the problem from customers. The tech giant agreed to the […]

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Finance

Yorkshire Building Society launches new account paying 4.5% on

Yorkshire Building Society’s Christmas Regular Saver account has a variable interest rate of 4.50 percent and allows customers to deposit between £1 and £300 per month. Customers can access their savings on one day in the year without penalty, or close the account if required.  To help customers prepare for next Christmas and not get […]

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Science

‘Investment Already Paying Off’: McCarthy Assigns Big Oil

A leading government accountability watchdog on Tuesday called out leaders of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives while revealing that the 21 GOP members appointed by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to the Natural Resources Committee took a combined $3.8 million in campaign contributions from Big Oil. Oil and gas industry contributions to the 21 right-wing lawmakers […]

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Automotive

Drivers paying out £777k in parking fines EVERY day, research

Figures obtained by Churchill Motor Insurance suggest fines were handed out by local authorities at a daily rate of 19,631 in 2022. Another 30,000 parking tickets a day were generated by private outfits – meaning drivers faced an onslaught of a fine every two seconds. The soaring number of fixed penalties is seen as one […]