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Drugs firms reach $260m US opioid settlement

Image copyright Getty Images Four drugs companies have reached a $260m (£200m) deal with two Ohio counties over their role in fuelling the US opioid crisis. The agreement averts a trial that had been scheduled to start in Ohio. The counties had been seeking billions from Israel-based drugmaker Teva and drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health […]

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Brexit deal acceptable, says top Barclays banker

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is “acceptable” and the country should push ahead with it, leading banker Sir Ian Cheshire has said. Sir Ian, chairman of Barclays’ UK operations, told the BBC that business leaders wanted to see certainty. He added that it was “extremely unlikely” further negotiations with the […]

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Are US billionaires really going to pay more tax?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Politicians such as Bernie Sanders have focused attention on the wealth tax Higher taxes are a hot topic in American political circles. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has called for a 2% tax on family fortunes above $50m. Rival candidate Bernie Sanders, who tugged the Democratic Party to the […]