Softbank, the biggest outside shareholder in WeWork, is urging the lossmaking property group to shelve its hotly anticipated initial public offering, attorneys-general from 50 US states and territories launch an investigation into Google’s dominance in online search and advertising and UK prime minister Boris Johnson loses a second attempt to hold a snap election to break Britain’s Brexit impasse. Plus, the FT’s Nicholas Megaw explains how the mis-selling of payment protection insurance caused a £50bn British banking scandal.

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