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Earnings rise by 87% even as Warren Buffett’s group steered away from mega-acquisitions

Pressure from customers and campaigners forces corporate America to act

Former Italian prime minister, Polish president and Austrian chancellor reject allegations

Abe addresses labour shortages but stands firm against permanent immigration

Market Questions Roger Blitz

Markets will be on their guard when members of Congress grill the chairman

Analysis Batteries

China and Japan lead dash for resources deals to capture market for powering autos of the future

Analysis Brexit

Compromise reached by Theresa May’s divided cabinet under fire from Brussels

Carrier aims to counter unique challenges posed by customers new to air travel

Authorities fear escalation of violence as atmosphere sours ahead of election

Romeo Lacher says a crypto version of currency would give country a digital lead

US lender includes warning for first time in ‘risk factors’ for investors

US News

Plan announced for switch to coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary

On Wall Street Alexandra Scaggs

Investors should be aware many companies have been playing down the effects

Survivors of Florida school shooting press for change and hold lawmakers to account

Wall Street’s fear of wage inflation is not shared by central bank

Opinion

Prime minister Theresa May will reveal the blueprint in a speech next week

Video The Week Ahead

Daniel Garrahan previews top stories making news in the week ahead

Highlights

Covered hair is all the rage this season. Why?

FT Series Work tribes

Listen in to the conversations of the people who populate our modern workplaces

Construction robots that lay bricks faster and more accurately than people are already a reality

Markets News

The Long View John Authers

There are limits on an ability to judge future probabilities and never pay too much

Utilities, tech and energy sectors end week on strong note

Premium pet-food maker is snapped up, while RBS costs disappoint

Technology

Evan Spiegel's salary, Magic Leap in talks with Saudi Arabia fund

Cloud storage group eyes dual-class listing that concentrates power with top management

Deal with PIF would take augmented reality start-up’s total fundraising to $2.3bn

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