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Google Throws $2.1 Billion at Its Wearables Problem

Google just bought Fitbit for $2.1 billion, underscoring its total failure in the wearables market. This may shore up Google’s wearables position in the short term, and it brings some more retail experience into the Google world. But it doesn’t solve Google’s central problem as it tries to prevent Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and Huawei from...

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All bets on – how to read bookie odds on a UK election

LONDON (Reuters) – British punters will once again indulge their passion for a cash wager on their country’s political future as bookmakers open up bets on the outcome of the Dec. 12 national election. A van with a screen showing the leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson is seen in front of the Houses...

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All bets on – how to read bookie odds on a UK election

LONDON (Reuters) – British punters will once again indulge their passion for a cash wager on their country’s political future as bookmakers open up bets on the outcome of the Dec. 12 national election. A van with a screen showing the leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson is seen in front of the Houses...

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Healthcare may trump Brexit in battle for British vote

LONDON (Reuters) – As Britain’s “Brexit election” campaign swings into action, it may not be the country’s exit from the European Union which takes centre stage but another national obsession – the health service. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cast the Dec. 12 election as necessary to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit, telling...

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Scotland's Sturgeon says to demand powers for new independence referendum

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the campaign trail with Alyn Smith in Stirling, Scotland, Britain October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne LONDON (Reuters) – Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she would make a demand before Christmas for the powers to hold another independence referendum. As the law stands, to hold...

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Property investor Madison earmarks $1 billion for central London despite Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Property investor Madison International Realty has more than $1 billion (£773 million) to spend on central London, its president told Reuters, with Brexit uncertainty providing buying opportunities. Madison, a top 10 investor in listed vehicle Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) CACC.L with a 3.1% stake according to Refinitiv Eikon, started to build...

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Property investor Madison earmarks $1 billion for central London despite Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Property investor Madison International Realty has more than $1 billion (£773 million) to spend on central London, its president told Reuters, with Brexit uncertainty providing buying opportunities. Madison, a top 10 investor in listed vehicle Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) CACC.L with a 3.1% stake according to Refinitiv Eikon, started to build...

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Divide and conquer: PM Johnson launches high-risk election strategy

LONDON (Reuters) – The phoney war is over. After months of rehearsing his election strategy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to run a high-risk campaign designed to exploit divisions over Brexit despite his public appeals for national unity. Ahead of the Dec. 12 vote, he will focus on portraying his new Brexit deal...

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UK election campaign begins with Corbyn attack on 'rigged system'

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, kicks off his election campaign on Thursday with a vow to take on Britain’s “rigged system”, which he said was run by a privileged elite of tax dodgers, billionaire owners and bad bosses. Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the House of...