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Lawyer refused to carry out orders to fire Mueller, special counsel’s report says

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Hees departs as group faces SEC probe and questions about strategy

Bank bolsters defences against activist investor Bramson with pay crackdown

Former pizza executive says taking the post would have entailed a pay cut

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Big buyout groups are upping their share of profits from 20 to 30 per cent on some funds

Compensation reflects regions’ differing capacity to repay debt

Pork prices forecast to soar as deaths from disease expected to reach 130m

Comedian who won landslide presidential victory must satisfy voters hungry for change

Investigators suspect local bombers had links to foreign networks

Smartphone roll-outs in Hong Kong and Shanghai on hold after reviewers flag breakage

Fashion billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen is UK’s biggest private landowner

US News

Lawsuit comes after Democrats demanded documents from president’s accounting firm

Footage from underground parking garage racks up 39m clicks on Weibo

US home goods retailer’s co-founders to step down as directors but CEO to remain

Business groups call for dropping all levies if deal is reached with Beijing

Opinion

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Car bosses pin hopes on electric and SUV models after first reverse in three decades

Two books by Cass Sunstein to help win over the unconverted on the merits of nudge theory

The holder of this title until now would, for me, have been Muhammad Ali

Markets News

Pork prices forecast to soar as deaths from disease expected to reach 130m

White House says Saudi Arabia and UAE will help ensure ‘sufficient supply’ in markets

Regulators give nod to new tool that mimics active fund management

Technology

Senior people rise to the top by mastering metrics in their sector, shaping the way they look at the world

Start-ups with the biggest private valuations may not be the first to make a move

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