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The batting average was barely above 27, the lowest it has been since last century

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Sheryl Sandberg declines to endorse Elizabeth Warren for president, but hints at support

For a strategy left for dead, value stocks sure do return a lot

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Any time a politician says “Let me be clear” it is worth looking carefully at the words that follow. “Our policy remains we should not delay”. This could be a direction to Civil Service re Yellowhammer ramp up, even though it contradicts the extension letter already sent...

EU to rule on Brexit extension as UK faces possible election

China commerce minister says new policies coming to promote trade development: Caixin

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Can money buy happiness? A new index tracks the correlation between national well-being and GDP. @alokjha  unpacks the numbers in our “Money talks” podcast, hosted by @Pat_Lane 

And then point 2 and point 3 appear rather inconsistent too. Policy is to leave on 31 Oct no delay (ie implying No Deal still on table). But PM then says “one way or another we will leave with this deal” - which suggests No Deal no longer a UK aim.

‘The average person in Japan has not felt deflation for 25 years. They kept expecting 4% price increases. They did not see nominal prices falling. The fact economist discounted prices in CPI data due to quality improvements, has little to do with the perception of consumers.’

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