Jeff Bezos under fire over use of music by Ariana Grande on Twitch – Telegraph.co.uk

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Jeff Bezos has been accused of “wilful blindness”by music rights holders over the use of unlicensed songs on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch. The Artists Rights Alliance (ARA), a non-profit organisation run by musicians and songwriters, has singled out the Amazon billionaire for failing to take action on the streaming platform. In a letter to Mr Bezos , ARA’s board…

Mercedes-Benz E-Class E450 cabriolet 2020 review – Autocar

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As a machine for lazily wafting about from place to place, this left-hand-drive E-Class is really rather lovely. Drop down into its plush, expansive cabin and the first thing you’ll notice is a redesigned steering wheel. There’s now a much larger centre boss, while new capacitive controls replace many of the physical buttons that adorned…

McDonald’s offer 50 per cent discount under Eat Out scheme – but there’s a catch – Lincolnshire Live

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Ever since McDonald’s closed across the UK in March fans have been waiting for things to return to normal. While the company reopened all of its drive thus by June 4, those looking to enjoy their fast food inside the restaurant had to wait a little longer. However, most restaurants, including some in Lincolnshire have…

Bank of England lowers crash forecast but warns of slower recovery from coronavirus – The Times

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Much has changed in the three months since the Bank of England published its last monetary policy report. Back in May policymakers were predicting the worst economic downturn in 300 years. The last time things looked so bleak was in 1706, when the country was embroiled in the War of the Spanish Succession. Yesterday, however,…

Worst recession in 100 years – but not in 300 years as first feared, Bank of England predicts – Daily Mail

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Britain is facing the most severe recession since the aftermath of the First World War, according to the Bank of England. But the grim prediction is significantly less downbeat than another it made just a few months ago which forecast the worst slump in more than 300 years The Bank said it expected the downturn…

GBP/USD Price Outlook: Pound Sterling Eyes BoE Update on Tap – DailyFX

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POUND STERLING OUTLOOK: GBP/USD PRICE ACTION IN FOCUS AS BANK OF ENGLAND RATE DECISION & INFLATION REPORT LOOM GBP/USD price action hinges largely on high-impact event risk like the BoE decision on deck The Pound Sterling could continue its bullish trend if the Bank of England defers NIRP remarks US Dollar remains in the hot…

Coronavirus: Crisis-hit Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy – BBC News

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Image copyright PA Media Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy in the US as the global aviation industry feels the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The UK-based airline is seeking protection under chapter 15 of the US bankruptcy code, which allows a foreign debtor to shield assets in the country. It is the second Virgin-branded…

New York in two hours and Sydney in five – Virgin gives first look at supersonic jet project – Sky News

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Virgin Galactic has revealed designs for a supersonic passenger plane capable of flying three times the speed of sound. With a top speed of around 2,300mph (3,700kmh), it could fly from London to Sydney in just five hours – or to New York in less than two. Virgin has teamed up with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to…

HSBC profits plunge as loan-loss provisions jump on coronavirus – Financial Times

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HSBC unveiled an almost seven-fold jump in reserves set aside for bad loans and a steep drop in profits in the second quarter due to coronavirus, as the bank warned of the impact of tension between the US and China. Europe’s biggest lender said on Monday that provisions for potential loan losses surged to $3.8bn…

James Murdoch steps down after he and his wife grew disillusioned with company’s coverage – Daily Mail

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James Murdoch sensationally quit the board of his family’s News Corporation media empire following a series of behind-the-scenes rows over the company’s political stance – especially on climate change.  James, a father-of-three who is regarded as ‘the liberal of the Murdoch family’, cited editorial disagreements in his bombshell resignation letter, which ran to just two…