The Guardian
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The Green Investment Bank is a real success story. Publicly owned, it has helped fund innovative new smart green technologies to fight climate change and attracted capital to UK infrastructure. It is widely rumoured that Australian investment bank Macquarie is set to purchase the bank ( Is May being green about Macquarie? 10 January). Yet, it makes absolutely no sense to sell it off, least of all to a company with Macquarie’s record of buying assets, stripping them, paying itself huge dividends and selling off what’s left. It has a similarly been criticised over its tax strategy. Press reports suggest Macquarie is already making plans to offload projects and assets after it has taken control of the bank, and the government would be powerless to do anything about it if the deal goes through. In last Wednesday’s exchange in the House of Commons, where I flagged up my concerns about Macquarie, the minister also refused to rule out investment in fracking projects by the future owner of the bank.
eFestivals
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The Washington Times - Basketball
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell is ready for a week like few others in his college career. He knows if the 24th-ranked Gamecocks can make it through No. 19 Florida at home on Wednesday night and at No. 5 Kentucky on Saturday, it should go a ...
Leicester Mercury
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Mark Selby starts his Masters campaign on Wednesday looking to clinch the 'Selby Slam' his own version of snooker's Triple Crown. There is not much left for the 33-year-old to achieve in the sport, but if the current world and UK champion lifts the Masters trophy on Sunday, he will hold all three of the major titles at the same time for the first time. It would also be the first time since 2003 that all three Triple Crown events have been held by the same player. However, on...
TIME - Top Stories
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Plymouth Herald
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FANPOWER can inspire Plymouth Argyle to an incredible FA Cup upset win against Liverpool at Home Park on Wednesday night (7.45pm).That is according to centre-back Yann Songo'o, who cannot wait to play in front of nearly 17,500 supporters at a packed Home Park.The third round replay follows an unlikely 0-0 draw for the Pilgrims against the seven-time FA Cup winners at Anfield earlier this month.There is worldwide interest in the rematch, which will be broadcast live by BT Sport, and Songo'o...
Associated Press
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Forbes
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Goldman Sachs (GS) is slated to release earnings before Wednesday's open. Financials have soared since the election and Goldman serves as a good proxy for the broader financial sector. To help you prepare, here is what the Street is expecting:
Washington Free Beacon
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This is the first in a series of inauguration week dispatches. My coverage of Cleveland, Philadelphia, and the debates last year speak for themselves, and I hope to continue that winning streak during what will probably be the second worst week of my adult life. I say “second worst” because the worst was last week, when I got Norovirus from spinach purchased at Safeway, which serves me right, I guess, for trying to be healthy. Most of the days thereafter were a blur, but I remember that Monday was fairly normal: I came in to the office just in time for my staff meeting, drank a few Budweisers from a glass at China Garden, and read Roald Dahl. By Tuesday night—or was it Wednesday?—I was nauseous, delirious, and not very happy. Around three in the morning I found myself awake with a fever of 102.5 asking my wife whether Wallace—the poor kid shot by Bodie and Poot after returning from his grandmother’s house in season one of The Wire —had been elevated to the diaconate.
Evening Standard - Sport
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Hosts Gabon endured their fair share of heartbreak in the opening game of the Africa Cup of Nations but will look to bounce back when they face Burkina Faso in Libreville on Wednesday.
Plymouth Herald
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Top Sky Sports football pundit Charlie Nicholas has predicted that Plymouth Argyle will cause an FA Cup upset against Liverpool in Wednesday night.The former footballer, who played for Celtic, Arsenal and Clyde, believes that Derek Adams' men have what it takes to overcome the might of Jurgen Klopp's team.Not many are predicting a victory for the Pilgrims, but Nicholas has gone for a 2-1 win to the home side.Speaking in his predictions column Nicholas said: I honestly do think Plymouth can...
Digital Trends
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As a result of Brexit-induced currency fluctuations, Apple announced that it's increasing the price of digital goods in its U.K. app stores. The change could come as soon as next Wednesday. The post Brexit fallout means iOS customers in U.K. will have to pay more for apps appeared first on Digital Trends .
Daily Mail - Football
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EDIS Earthquake Alert
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Digital Trends
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As a result of Brexit-induced currency fluctuations, Apple announced that it's increasing the price of digital goods in its U.K. app stores. The change could come as soon as next Wednesday. The post Fallout from the Brexit means iOS customers in the U.K. will have to pay more for apps appeared first on Digital Trends .
Voice Of America
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There were already concerns about South Korea’s economy following a terrible year for exports and the current political turmoil. But the disturbance at the top of the country’s biggest and most famous conglomerate has put more people on edge. A Reuters report said business lobby groups went to bat for Samsung and Lee, warning confidence in the economy could slip if he’s arrested. Samsung officials also said its key businesses could take a hit. There is precedent in South Korea for big business leaders getting off easy because of their corporation’s massive role in the economy. Lee’s father, Chairman of Samsung Electronics Lee Kun-hee, was pardoned following a slush-fund scandal in 2008. Investor sentiment According to Yonhap News, Samsung share prices rebounded Wednesday two days after a sharp drop when prosecutors requested the arrest warrant for Lee.
Daily Mail - USA
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Forbes
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Netflix ($NFLX) is scheduled to release earnings after Wednesday's close. The stock is prone to big gaps (up and down) after reporting earnings so to help you prepare, here is what the Street is expecting.
EDIS Earthquake Alert
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Plymouth Herald
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Top Sky Sports football pundit Charlie Nicholas has predicted that Plymouth Argyle will cause an FA Cup upset against Liverpool in Wednesday night.The former footballer, who played for Celtic, Arsenal and Clyde, believes that Derek Adams' men have what it takes to overcome the might of Jurgen Klopp's team.Not many are predicting a victory for the Pilgrims, but Nicholas has gone for a 2-1 win to the home side.Speaking in his predictions column Nicholas said: I honestly do think Plymouth can...
MintPress News
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The Cornishman
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MintPress News
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Reince Priebus, Chair of the Republican National Committee, right, speaks as President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP/Julie Jacobson) Published in partnership with Shadowproof . President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus says there are no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare. This was Trump’s position throughout the Republican primaries and general election. But Priebus was less blunt on whether the expansion of Medicaid brought by the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) would remain. He indicated the decision would be made in the coming weeks. “People voted for Donald Trump. They want to repeal and replace Obamacare. And we will. And we will cover those folks that are on Obamacare that need to be covered. But at the same time, we’re going to find ways to lower prices, allow people to choose better doctors, and have a lot more freedom when it comes to health care,” Priebus added.
Sputnik International
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