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Amazon’s Hometown Seattle Repeals Tax on Large Corporations in Divided Vote

Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis. A divided crowd chanted, jeered and booed at the council meeting, drowning out the leaders as they cast a… Read More »

Scotland puts bid for second independence vote on hold

Scotland’s devolved government has shelved its immediate plans to hold a second independence referendum until after the terms of Britain’s exit from the United Kingdom are clear, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. The Scottish parliament in March backed Sturgeon’s bid to hold a new referendum in 2018 or early 2019, but British Prime Minister Theresa May… Read More »

Half of Republicans incorrectly believe Donald Trump won the popular vote, poll shows

“The American people have understood exactly what they’re getting, and they voted overwhelmingly for him,” Donald Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer recently insisted to CNN. The false narrative of Mr Trump’s “overwhelming victory”, peddled by Mr Trump’s surrogates and the president-elect himself, might partially explain the findings of a new survey, showing that the majority of Republicans believe their candidate… Read More »

ECB’s Villeroy: can’t compare Italy “No” vote to Brexit

Italian voters’ defeat of a referendum on constitutional reforms cannot be compared to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Monday. Policymakers will still look closely at the consequences of Italy’s decision, Villeroy, who is also governor of the Bank of France, said at a seminar in Japan.… Read More »

Bond yields slip on U.S. jobs data, euro steady before Italy vote

Bond yields fell on Friday as solid U.S. jobs data reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually, while stock and currency markets were cautious ahead of an Italian constitutional reform vote on Sunday. Crude futures rebounded on a weaker dollar, resuming a rise sparked by a cut in oil output agreed this week… Read More »

UK retail sales show little sign of post-Brexit vote slowdown

British retail sales softened only slightly in August after a bumper July, suggesting June’s vote to leave the EU has had little impact on shoppers’ willingness to spend, official figures showed on Thursday. Spending by shoppers has been largely robust in the wake of June’s referendum decision to leave the European Union, despite consumer sentiment initially suffering its… Read More »

UK’s small business confidence unharmed by Brexit vote – survey

Small businesses in Britain remain confident about the economic and political landscape following the historic vote in June to leave the European Union, according to a survey by research firm BDRC Continental. Early responses from a third quarter survey of 4,500 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) show little sign of any drop in confidence according to BDRC. A… Read More »

UK firms putting plans on hold ahead of EU vote – survey

Big British firms are delaying deals and hiring decisions ahead of a referendum on the country’s European Union membership, a survey showed on Monday, adding to signs that uncertainty around the vote is weighing on the economy. Chief financial officers are increasingly in favour of staying in the EU, according to the survey of chief financial officers published… Read More »