The Google-owned website has attracted millions of new paying users

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YouTube has netted 50m paying subscribers for its music streaming services, and the dearth of truckers has become so severe in the US that some fleet owners are petitioning officials to let more foreign operators into the country. Plus, the FT’s US banking editor Josh Franklin explains that top American banks have avoided cannabis companies so a niche finance sector has sprouted up to service this growing industry. 


YouTube’s music services amass 50m paying subscribers

https://www.ft.com/content/ae722400-561c-431a-85eb-e09e1f6b0bb2


US truck driving shortage, with the FT’s Steff Chavez

https://www.ft.com/content/a7283077-69de-4bb2-9d0a-1c68090d719f


Banking on cannabis: the new network of lenders for a semi-legal industry - with Joshua Franklin, US banking editor

https://www.ft.com/content/28d8375a-3bd9-4fba-b1b7-a2e5e8b4fcdb


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