City watchdog takes aim at staff over ‘shameful’ toilet habits

The City watchdog has appealed for its staff to clean up their own act over “shameful” working conditions at the regulator’s new London headquarters. The chief operating officer of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said in the message to workers that the problems varied from everyday cleanliness issues to instances of workers defecating and urinating on floors. Georgina Philippou wrote […]

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‘Immature’: ASIC takes aim at boards over culture and governance risks

The corporate watchdog has criticised as "immature" the level of oversight that boards of the country's largest financial institutions gave to governance and cultural risks, as part of its heightened scrutiny of corporate Australia following the Hayne royal commission. ASIC chairman James Shipton on Wednesday unveiled a report that assessed how the boards of seven financial giants, including the big […]

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VGI’s Rob Luciano takes aim at ‘asinine’, ‘absurd’ Australian fundies

One of the country's most influential money managers has warned many Australian fund managers risk going out of business due to an "asinine" and "absurd" approach to investing. Rob Luciano, the executive chairman of VGI Partners, said Australia's funds management industry "has a massive problem" and is facing enormous disruption as industry superannuation funds and other wholesale clients move investment […]

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Guardant Health Takes Aim at Exact Sciences

Guardant Health's (NASDAQ: GH) liquid biopsy DNA screening tests are being used by oncologists to determine the appropriate cancer drugs for patients with advanced cancer. In the future, Guardant Health believes its tests could significantly improve cancer detection, too. This week, management updated investors on its first-quarter performance and announced plans to study liquid biopsy tests for colon cancer detection. […]

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Biden takes aim at Trump’s defense of his Charlottesville comments

Joe Biden campaigns in Iowa, hammers President Trump Former Vice President Joe Biden says America can’t afford four more years of the Trump administration; Mike Tobin reports from Cedar Rapids. Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Tuesday that President Trump was well aware of the true nature of what has been called a white nationalist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., […]

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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin aims to make Kentucky history with this year’s re-election bid

Kentucky looks to ban abortions because of gender, race, or disability of a fetus ACLU challenging Kentucky abortion laws; reaction and analysis from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’ Matt Bevin is Kentucky’s third Republican governor in the last half-century – and if he’s re-elected this year, he’d be the first in party history to win a second term […]

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Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

In this November 2018 photo, Christmas trees sit in a dirt lot at Silver Bells Tree Farm in Silverton, Ore., before being loaded onto a semi-truck headed for a Los Angeles tree lot. Christmas tree farmers nationwide are paying a fee to the Christmas Tree Promotion Board for each tree harvested to fund a social media ad campaign aimed at […]

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Retailers aim to pick up business from defunct, dying rivals

Toys R Us and Bon-Ton may be gone but they haven't been forgotten. Continue Reading Below Companies like Target and online mattress company Casper are creating playbooks to pick up market share that those and other defunct or dying retailers left behind. Casper, for instance, is teaming up with department stores like Nordstrom to introduce pop-up mattress shops in areas […]

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Newly empowered Dems take aim at Trump business conflicts

FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is photographed in Washington. House Democrats are prepared to use their majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that Donald Trump is using his presidency to enrich himself. Democrats hope there […]

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