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Paradise Papers: Prince Charles lobbied on climate policy after shares purchase

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prince Charles campaigned to alter climate-change agreements without disclosing his private estate had an offshore financial interest in what he was promoting, BBC Panorama has found. The Paradise Papers show the Duchy of Cornwall in 2007 secretly bought shares worth $ 113,500 in a Bermuda company that would benefit from a rule change. The prince was a friend of a director of Sustainable Forestry Management Ltd. The Duchy of Cornwall says he has no direct involvement in its investments. A Clarence House spokesman ...

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Sonos: Accept Our New Privacy Policy Or We May Brick Your Device

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past 15 years, Sonos has made a name for itself in the digital home audio business. For decades, home theater systems only offered ideal performance in the room you put them in. Sonos set out to change that, with a wireless speaker network end users can configure to their own preferences. Sonosnet works separately from your home Wi-Fi network, and new speakers can be added to an existing configuration quickly and easily (up ...

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Breitbart chides Trump for 'flip-flop' on Afghanistan policy

President Donald Trump’s speech on Afghanistan was not received well by Breitbart, the far-right website which has been supportive of his presidency. On its homepage Monday night, Breitbart’s top headline said Trump had reversed his previous position with the announcement that more troops would be deployed to Afghanistan. Trump campaigned on a non-interventionist foreign policy. The website called his new position a “flip-flop” and linked to a story which said the speech was “a disappointment to many who had supported his calls during the campaign to end expensive foreign intervention ...

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Amazon Prime Day; Big bank earnings; Oil reports; Fed's policy update

What to know about Amazon Prime Day 1. Amazon Prime Day: Get ready for a 30-hour shopping marathon. Monday is Prime Day, Amazon’s(AMZN, Tech30) annual day of deals for Prime members. The shopping bonanza will begin at 9 p.m. ET on July 10 and run until 3 a.m. ET on July 12. New deals will be offered every five minutes, according to Amazon. Amazon uses Prime Day as a way to lure customers to sign up for its Prime membership, which CEO Jeff Bezos has touted as “such a good ...

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PNC Bank is closing the Marijuana Policy Project's account

Will recreational marijuana soon be legal nationwide? PNC Bank is closing its account with an influential marijuana legalization group, the Marijuana Policy Project. The group claims it’s being singled out because of its ties to the pot industry. “They have notified us that they intend to close it,” Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Mason Tvert told CNNMoney. “It’s because we accept contributions from businesses or individuals who are involved with state regulated marijuana businesses.” The organization does not deal directly with the sale or distribution of marijuana, Tvert said.But the 22-year-old ...

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Jeremy Corbyn struggles over cost of childcare policy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jeremy Corbyn was unable to put a cost on Labour’s plan for free childcare for 1.3m youngsters during an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. “It will cost… it will obviously cost a lot to do so, we accept that,” he said, when quizzed about the figures by Emma Barnett. The stumble came as the Labour leader and Theresa May resumed election campaigning following a live TV debate. Mrs May has argued she is the only one who can offer “strong leadership”. ...

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Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson opposes winter fuel payment policy

Divisions have opened up within the Conservative Party about its manifesto commitment to means-test winter fuel payment for pensioners. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said she was in favour of retaining the benefit for all pensioners in Scotland. But Theresa May said it was not fair for “struggling” working families to subsidise well-off pensioners. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Mrs May of pitching “the young against the old” with her manifesto pledges. At the moment, households automatically receive a single payment, ranging from £100 to £300, each December if ...

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General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still 'under discussion'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Labour’s policy on the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons is yet to be settled but it would review all aspects of defence if elected, Jeremy Corbyn says. He told the BBC he wanted no more air strikes in Syria or Iraq but did not rule out a drone strike to kill the leader of so-called Islamic State. On free movement of EU citizens into the UK after Brexit, he would “insist on trade access and see what follows”. The Conservatives said Labour would “dismantle” ...

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United Airlines issues a new policy requiring crews to be booked sooner

The entire United passenger fiasco United Airlines just made another policy change aimed at preventing a fiasco like the one it endured this week. The company said late Friday that it will now require commuting staff and crew members to check into flights 60 minutes prior to departure. The policy change comes in the wake of a highly publicized incident on April 9 in which a paying customer who had already boarded was violently dragged off the aircraft by law enforcement officers. United later said a seat was needed for ...

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Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy

Multiple Illinois residents have sued Microsoft over its Windows 10 upgrade program. They allege the company’s invasive upgrade practices cost them time, money, and substantial inconvenience by forcing them to deal with various unhelpful Microsoft tech support options, upgrades that were installed without the user understanding that they had an option to avoid it, and in some cases, loss of data or hardware functionality resulting from compatibility issues that Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade wizard failed to detect. The class-action lawsuit against Microsoft claims more than 100 members collectively seeking $ ...

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