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Hillary Clinton Launches New Political Group Supporting Trump ‘Resistance’

Hillary Clinton is wading back into politics. After hiking in the woods, attending Broadway shows and making a series of increasingly frank public statements on her election loss to Republican Donald Trump, the former Democratic presidential candidate officially launched her new political group Monday afternoon. Onward Together, whose name and logo are a nod to her campaign’s “Stronger Together” slogan, ... Read More »

Large-scale solar industry takes off as 12 new plants secure finance

Broken Hill solar farm. Twelve new plants awarded grants by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency are now in the pipeline. Photograph: Josh Wall/Guardian Australia Australia’s large-scale solar industry now appears to be on solid ground, with all 12 plants recently awarded grant funding by the Australian Renewable EnergyAgency reaching “financial close” this month. That means they are fully financed and ... Read More »

Proven Strategies for Building Trust in the New Sharing Economy

While the sharing of resources among individuals is not new, the last five years have seen an explosion in collective sharing thanks to the Internet. From AirBnb and Uber to Car2Go and Rover, the new sharing economy business model gives consumers access to unused goods and services. From power tools to dog sitting to a ride to the airport, the sharing economy is revolutionizing how to acquire ... Read More »

SBI New ATM, Cash Transactions Service Charges. All You Need To Know

India’s largest lender State Bank of India, revised service charges on various cash transactions for its customers, effective from June 1. Announced in a circular on the SBI website on Thursday morning, the revisions initially created confusion among customers over news that all cash withdrawals through ATM will now be charged at Rs. 25 per transaction. The bank later clarified ... Read More »

New Firms Catching Up to Banks in Foreclosure Rankings

A foreclosed home in Las Vegas in 2016. The number of home foreclosures is down sharply from the depths of the financial crisis. CreditMax Whittaker for The New York Times The number of home foreclosures is down sharply from the depths of the financial crisis, even as many of the mortgage firms involved remain the same, including Fannie Mae, Wells ... Read More »

Frugal Hints for Furnishing a New Office

If you own a small business or you are considering an expansion of a sole proprietorship, furnishing an office that appeals to both clients and employees is an important task. Before spending a great deal of money on creating your workspace, consider taking advantage of some tips that will ultimately have a positive impact on your bottom line. Selecting the ... Read More »

New £5 note: Bank to keep note despite animal fat content

The new £5 note will not be withdrawn, despite concerns that it contains traces of animal fat, the Bank of England says. The Bank said it had concluded it would be “appropriate” to keep the £5 polymer note in circulation. It will also issue the £10 polymer note as planned in September, it added. Vegans and some religious groups had ... Read More »

Waitrose rebrands ‘British’ meals which use New Zealand lamb

The supermarket chain Waitrose is rebranding the lamb ready meals in its “British” range because some are made with lamb from New Zealand. The problem emerged last year when it was noticed that the lamb meals in the range did not in fact use British meat. At first, stickers were put on the front of the packs making it clear ... Read More »

Alibaba Group Expands Presence in Australia, New Zealand

Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group opened its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne on Saturday, its first expansion in the region as it seeks to tap growing global demand for products from the two countries. The group’s billionaire founder Jack Ma, who spent time in Australia as a young man, said he hoped the e-commerce giant would help Australian ... Read More »

Fall in public borrowing keeps UK on track for new 2016/17 budget goal

Britain’s budget gap narrowed last month, keeping Chancellor Philip Hammond on track to meet his new, less ambitious deficit reduction goals, but the country’s fiscal watchdog said future months would pose a tougher test. Last month Hammond formally abandoned his predecessor George Osborne’s goal to run a budget surplus by 2020, as the Office for Budget Responsibility pencilled in a ... Read More »