Mood – Exercising damage control at Thanksgiving (6/10)

Published on 25-11-2021 12:48:41

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At Thanksgiving, we’re putting the record straight, with Jamie Dimon apologising for joking JP Morgan would last longer than China’s Communist Party and British Vogue’s editor-in-chief saying size zero is no longer the ideal body type. Sweden’s first female prime minister hopes for another shot at the job after resigning on her first day in office. Taxi firm Addison Lee is calling in the United Nations to teach drivers about women’s safety. The FTSE All Share is rising today.

SELLING WHILE STOCKS LAST

Some are pressing ahead unapologetically, with Geoffrey Cox working as a lawyer again while Parliament sits, a student in England is racking up debt of £189,700, and Bulb Energy’s collapse set to cost taxpayers up to £1.79bn. Former Marks & Spencer CEO Lord Rose is to chair its food grocery rival, Asda. Football fans want Premier League clubs to pay stamp duty on transfers to fund lower leagues. As COVID-19 cases break records in Europe, Germany’s pandemic deaths have passed 100,000. With China’s seven-week port quarantine allegedly blocking a shipping recovery and manufacturers said to be running down stocks of finished goods to meet the strongest order books since 1977, Lidl’s UK boss says keeping shelves stocked is harder than ever. Wine and spirits firms are warning of a Christmas alcohol shortage.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

In Japan, Ikea is leasing tiny 107sq ft homes for less than $1 a month and astronauts with no scientific experience are being sought for a space programme. In the US, as Thanksgiving air traffic is set to be the busiest since the pandemic began, the Pentagon is forming a new department to watch and study UFOs. And NFT has beaten crypto and metaverse to be named Collins Dictionary’s word of the year.

PROVING SEEING IS BELIEVING

As scientists create ink that’s alive, New York builds a wall of oysters and a rare mosaic depicting The Iliad is uncovered beneath Rutland, a Hackney man is getting the world’s first 3D-printed prosthetic eye. And a ‘rascal student’ has attached festive hats to carved figures on high at the chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge.

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