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In Video, Exxon Lobbyist Describes Efforts to Undercut Climate Action – The New York Times

  1. In Video, Exxon Lobbyist Describes Efforts to Undercut Climate Action  The New York Times
  2. Exxon oil lobbyist in sting video identifies 11 senators ‘crucial’ to its lobbying  Yahoo News
  3. Exxon Lobbyists Reveal in Secret Recordings How They Manipulate Politicians and the Public  Gizmodo
  4. Exxon lobbyist concedes company fought ‘against some of the science’ in activist recording | TheHill  The Hill
  5. ExxonMobil lobbyists filmed saying oil giant’s support for carbon tax a PR ploy  The Guardian
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63 people died in Oregon heat wave, state medical examiner says – OregonLive

63 people died in Oregon heat wave, state medical examiner says  OregonLiveView Full Coverage on Google News

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UNC board approves tenure for journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones after uproar over inaction on job protection – The Washington Post

  1. UNC board approves tenure for journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones after uproar over inaction on job protection  The Washington Post
  2. UNC board grants tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones amid outcry from Black faculty and students  CNN
  3. After Contentious Debate, UNC Grants Tenure To Nikole Hannah-Jones  NPR
  4. UNC gives Hannah-Jones tenure. Now comes the hard part.  Raleigh News & Observer
  5. Op-ed: Dean Susan King’s message to the UNC community  The Daily Tar Heel
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Furlough phase-out in UK may cause steep fall in workers’ income

Job loss or need for universal credit add to vulnerability once firms required to pay more into plan, thinktank finds

Older workers are at most risk of being made unemployed in the second half of the year as the government’s furlough scheme is phased out, according to a leading welfare thinktank.

The Resolution Foundation said the chancellor’s decision to wind down furlough support for employers from today would endanger the jobs of more than one in four workers aged 55 to 64 who have remained on the scheme since the recent lockdown.

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Bank of England’s Andy Haldane warns of inflation rises

Departing chief economist says central bank could be forced to stop economy from overheating

The Bank of England’s outgoing chief economist has warned that inflation could rise by more than expected and force the central bank into a dangerous “handbrake turn” to stop the economy from overheating.

In a parting shot at his fellow rate-setters on his final day at Threadneedle Street on Wednesday, Andy Haldane said he expected that a surge in consumer prices would drive UK inflation close to 4% this year.

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Rishi Sunak to announce £15bn green finance plan

Chancellor to launch green savings bond for UK consumers to help fund green jobs

Rishi Sunak will announce plans to transform the City of London into a hub for green finance on Thursday as the government pushes to boost its competitiveness on the global stage after Brexit.

The chancellor is expected to use his first speech to City financiers at the annual Mansion House address to announce details of a £15bn UK programme of government bond issuance, with the proceeds being spent on environmentally friendly projects.

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Google’s delay in fighting online scammers is cause for shame

The tech giant’s move to combat fraud and dodgy ads has taken too long. The online safety bill must change

“We are committed to leading the necessary changes to help fight online scammers,” trumpeted Google’s UK managing director, Ronan Harris, this week, as if the tech giant were somehow a pioneer of a crackdown on online financial fraud and adverts offering “bonds” with implausibly high rates of interest.

The reality is that Google’s harder approach has taken an age to appear. It was 18 months ago that the frustration of Andrew Bailey, then the chief executive of the FCA, boiled over. He called for “more assistance from the big internet service companies, particularly Google” on taking down obviously dodgy adverts quickly. If a bank or a regulated financial institution had received such a public shaming, immediate action would be expected.

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Gainsborough Old Hall returns to English Heritage and opens to public

Lincolnshire house, built in 1460, has been a theatre, preaching house, pub and masonic temple

“This shouldn’t still be here,” said the curator Kevin Booth of the grand Tudor manor house that for centuries has been hiding in plain sight. “With its history, it should not have survived.”

Thanks goodness it has, though, and visitors will this weekend be welcomed to a fascinating but little-known-about historical property returned to the care of English Heritage.

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Man who grabbed Chris Whitty sacked from job as estate agent

Lewis Hughes, 24, apologises for ‘any upset caused’ after video of incident in London went viral

A man who was called a “thug” by Boris Johnson after being filmed apparently accosting Prof Chris Whitty has apologised for “any upset I caused”.

Lewis Hughes, 24, said if he made England’s chief medical officer feel “uncomfortable”, then “I am sorry to him for that”. He said he had lost his job as a result of the video.

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The Trump Books Are Coming. Cue the War of the Excerpts. – The New York Times

  1. The Trump Books Are Coming. Cue the War of the Excerpts.  The New York Times
  2. Trump said, ‘yeah, okay’ and hung up the phone when his health secretary warned him about the coronavirus in January 2020, a new book says  Yahoo! Voices
  3. Trump praised China against his health secretary’s advice: book  Business Insider
  4. American carnage: What we are now learning about Trump’s nightmarish mishandling of COVID  Salon
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