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Banking and Finance
Bank decision in sharp focus amid ‘beast of inflation’ warnings  Independent :  Holly Williams 
Central banks step up fight against cryptocurrencies  Financial Times :  Eva Szalay 
A blueprint for central bank digital currencies  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
UK anti-money laundering expert convicted of laundering cash  Financial Times :  Jane Croft 
Berlin under fire over attempt to interfere with Wirecard inquiry  Financial Times :  Olaf Storbeck 
Carillion collapse: liquidator expected to make £250m claim against KPMG  Guardian :  Rob Davies 
Further growth on cards as Edinburgh's Menzies Distribution secures RBS loan boost  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Irish government to sell stake in Bank of Ireland  Financial Times :  Laura Noonan 
Plans for new Glasgow office block could create more than 1,000 jobs  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Swedish fund sets sights on venture capital ‘blind spots’  Financial Times :  Richard Milne 
Andrew Bailey cleared of misleading inquiry into LC&F scandal  Guardian :  Rupert Jones 
FCA criticised for lack of accountability in LCF scandal  Financial Times :  Kate Beioley 
MPs call for FCA to ‘change culture’ after London Capital & Finance collapse  Independent :  Henry Saker-Clark 
Andrew Bailey cleared of misleading LC&F inquiry – but row was still ridiculous  Guardian :  Nils Pratley 
44 Lloyds Bank and Halifax branches to close  Independent :  Alan Jones 
Full list of branch closures announced by Lloyds  Independent :  Alan Jones 
Lloyds Banking Group to close 44 more branches  Guardian :  Kalyeena Makortoff 

US Banking and Finance
India’s Rajasthan Royals cricket team valued at $250m with US stake  Financial Times :  Sara Germano 
The Little Hedge Fund Taking Down Big Oil  New York Times :  Jessica Camille Aguirre 
Vanguard steps up push into financial advice  Financial Times :  Michael Mackenzie 
Central banks step up fight against cryptocurrencies  Financial Times :  Eva Szalay 
Global stocks drift as investors weigh Fed tone against inflation pressures  Financial Times :  Naomi Rovnick 
No End to Whiplash in Meme Stocks, Crypto and More  New York Times :  Erin Griffith 
America’s rich have another reason to quit mutual funds  Financial Times :  Stephen Foley 
Student loan payments to restart; here's how to get help  Independent :  AP news wire 
Big US banks to employees: Return to the office vaccinated  Independent :  AP news wire 
Morgan Stanley to bar unvaccinated staff from New York offices  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
Unvaccinated people to be blocked from entering NY bank’s offices  Independent :  Gino Spocchia 
GSK chief shrugs off concerns over leadership as she outlines vision  Financial Times :  Hannah Kuchler 
GSK drugmaker sets ambitious sales target before shake-up  Guardian :  Julia Kollewe 
Pharma boss to slash dividend by 30% as she sets out plans for ‘New GSK’  Independent :  August Graham 
Warren Buffett resigns as trustee of Gates Foundation  Financial Times :  Joshua Chaffin 
Warren Buffett’s Exit From the Gates Foundation Clouds Its Future  New York Times :  Michael J. de la Merced 
US Supreme Court deals blow to Fannie and Freddie shareholders  Financial Times :  Aime Williams 
Guggenheim censured for prohibiting employees from contacting regulators  Financial Times :  James Fontanella-Khan 
Brunswick agrees to sell stake to US fund run by Buffett’s banker  Financial Times :  Michael O’Dwyer 

Basic Materials
Your Steak Is More Expensive, but Cattle Ranchers Are Missing Out  New York Times :  Julie Creswell 
Coking coal defies China bid to keep control of commodity costs  Financial Times :  Neil Hume 
Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
EU close to agreeing Northern Ireland truce with UK on chilled meats  Financial Times :  Sam Fleming 
Mining’s new frontier: Pacific nations caught in the rush for deep-sea riches  Guardian :  Kate Lyons 
Poo overload: Northern Ireland could be forced to export a third of its animal waste  Guardian :  Tommy Greene 
Has the Carbontech Revolution Begun?  New York Times :  Jon Gertner 

Consumer Goods
Peloton says it's addressing backlash over forced membership fee for $4000 tread+ treadmill  Independent :  Olivia Petter 
Scotch Malt Whisky Society owner ASC completes 'cornerstone' multi-million investment  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
The White House plans to send 3 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine to Brazil on Thursday  New York Times :  Noah Weiland 
This piper is serenading casks of whisky to 'enhance its flavour'  Independent :  Saman Javed 
Flattery or confusion: What the law says about ‘copycat’ brands  Scotsman :  John MacKenzie 
EU close to agreeing Northern Ireland truce with UK on chilled meats  Financial Times :  Sam Fleming 
Your Steak Is More Expensive, but Cattle Ranchers Are Missing Out  New York Times :  Julie Creswell 
Lego develops first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles  Guardian :  Hilary Osborne 
Lego makes breakthrough in quest for greener bricks  Financial Times :  Richard Milne 

Economy
House Lawmakers Are Considering 6 Bills Aimed at Big Tech  New York Times :  Cecilia Kang 
Tech giants are aggressively lobbying Washington to back off on antitrust rules  New York Times :  Cecilia Kang 
The American economy is perilously fragile. Concentration of wealth is to blame  Guardian :  Robert Reich 
Yellen: Failure to raise debt limit would be 'catastrophic'  Independent :  AP news wire 
Yellen Steers the Economy With Brooklyn on Her Mind  New York Times :  Alan Rappeport 
US bans some imports of solar products from Xinjiang  Financial Times :  Aime Williams 
Modest Rent Increases Approved for 2.3 Million N.Y.C. Tenants  New York Times :  Matthew Haag 
US new home sales drop 5.9% in May, second monthly decline  Independent :  AP news wire 
Top Biden aide calls for US to embrace ‘industrial strategy’  Financial Times :  James Politi 
Biden and Senators Close In on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal  New York Times :  Jim Tankersley 
White House announces ‘potential agreement’ on infrastructure talks  Financial Times :  James Politi 
High court backs businesses challenging California labor law  Independent :  AP news wire 
Calls for extension of eviction ban as new deadline looms  Independent :  AP news wire 
Reckoning With Brexit, Five Years Later  New York Times :  Andrew Ross Sorkin 
UK ‘confident’ that EU will fold and allow changes to Northern Ireland Brexit deal  Independent :  Jon Stone 
UK economy surges but analysts warn boom could be short-lived  Guardian :  Phillip Inman 
Ask a housing market expert anything as property prices soar during the pandemic  Independent :  Ben Chapman 
Second homes are a gross injustice, yet the UK government encourages them  Guardian :  George Monbiot 
Bank decision in sharp focus amid ‘beast of inflation’ warnings  Independent :  Holly Williams 
UK firms hit by record cost inflation as rapid growth cools slightly  Independent :  Henry Saker-Clark 
UK inflationary pressures hit record highs as economic activity rebounds  Financial Times :  Bethan Staton 
People are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Companies should take note – and treat them better  Guardian :  Arwa Mahdawi 
EU close to agreeing Northern Ireland truce with UK on chilled meats  Financial Times :  Sam Fleming 
Government accused of channeling Covid emergency cash into political ‘campaigning’  Independent :  Jon Stone 
Inflationary pressures build as eurozone recovery accelerates  Financial Times :  Darren Dodd 
Germany to borrow extra €100bn as pandemic takes toll  Financial Times :  Guy Chazan 
Pent-up demand sends homebuyers looking for a piece of Ibiza  Financial Times :  Hugo Cox 
Bitcoin price bounces back after falling below $30k - is crypto still crashing? Is China causing fall?  Scotsman :  Liv McMahon 
Dogecoin: Are prices still down for crypto's memecoin? Will Dogecoin, Bitcoin and Ethereum recover from crypto price crash?  Scotsman :  Liv McMahon 
Why was crypto down? Cryptocurrency market crash and price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, XRP explained  Scotsman :  Matt Brooks 
UN experts say cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech can be allies against climate crisis  Independent :  Vishwam Sankaran 
South Korea seizes crypto assets in clampdown on ‘tax dodgers’  Financial Times :  Edward White 
Top commodity traders pile into the energy transition  Financial Times :  Neil Hume 
Coking coal defies China bid to keep control of commodity costs  Financial Times :  Neil Hume 
Millions more become millionaires during pandemic as property prices soar  Independent :  Joe Middleton 
Global stocks drift as investors weigh Fed tone against inflation pressures  Financial Times :  Naomi Rovnick 
FTSE slips into red despite soaring oil firms after crude jumps further  Independent :  General editorial piece 

Environment
A growing number of Republicans are working to address climate change  New York Times :  Lisa Friedman 
Cloud spraying and hurricane slaying: how ocean geoengineering became the frontier of the climate crisis  Guardian :  Amy Fleming 
IPCC steps up warning on climate tipping points in leaked draft report  Guardian :  Fiona Harvey 
UK failing to match climate rhetoric with action, adviser warns  Financial Times :  Camilla Hodgson 
UK policies will not deliver emission cuts pledge, says climate adviser  Guardian :  Fiona Harvey 
Environment Agency needs return of £120m grant to protect rivers, says CEO  Guardian :  Sandra Laville 
Great Barrier Reef: Labor calls on Sussan Ley to back up claim Unesco bowed to political pressure  Guardian :  Adam Morton 
North-east firm behind 'green' concrete alternative secures seven-figure backing  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Crown Estate set for windfall from green energy revolution  Financial Times :  George Hammond 
First ever Scottish solar farm at an airport to be constructed through Edinburgh airport carbon neutral strategy  Scotsman :  Hannah Brown 
Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
Mining’s new frontier: Pacific nations caught in the rush for deep-sea riches  Guardian :  Kate Lyons 
Poo overload: Northern Ireland could be forced to export a third of its animal waste  Guardian :  Tommy Greene 
Breakthrough electronic engineering technique ‘is step towards carbon neutral society’  Independent :  Harry Cockburn 
Draft EU policy to cut shipping emissions condemned as ‘disaster’  Guardian :  Daniel Boffey 
Lego develops first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles  Guardian :  Hilary Osborne 
Lego makes breakthrough in quest for greener bricks  Financial Times :  Richard Milne 
Low-carbon heating system to warm up London’s Square Mile  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
Wave energy project eyes Orkney sea trials after hailing 'critical milestone'  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Former SSE boss Ian Marchant among investors backing Edinburgh wind tech start-up  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Queen’s property manager says profits fell 22% in first year of pandemic  Guardian :  Julia Kollewe 
US bans some imports of solar products from Xinjiang  Financial Times :  Aime Williams 

Heavy Industries
Owner of Scottish motor chain Macklin warns of new car squeeze amid chip shortage  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Vertu hikes profit outlook but warns over new car supply woes  Independent :  Holly Williams 

Insurance
Aviva and Persimmon agree to leasehold changes amid watchdog probe  Independent :  Ben Chapman 
Persimmon and Aviva to refund leaseholders after UK rent inquiry  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
Victory for competition regulator makes case for leasehold reform  Financial Times :  Bryce Elder 
Warren Buffett’s Exit From the Gates Foundation Clouds Its Future  New York Times :  Michael J. de la Merced 
Warren Buffett resigns as trustee of Gates Foundation  Financial Times :  Joshua Chaffin 
Early agreement reached in dispute over Suez Canal ship  Independent :  AP news wire 
Millions of Californians face losing insurance on homes in wildlife-prone areas  Independent :  Shweta Sharma 

Leisure, Entertainment and Hotels
Scotland’s culture sector finally has something to be cheerful about for the first time in 15 months  Scotsman :  Brian Ferguson 
Cruise ships due to set sail after year of coronavirus restrictions  Independent :  Gino Spocchia 
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Underbelly get green light for 'Circus Hub' venue on the Meadows  Scotsman :  Brian Ferguson 
New York’s state of emergency will end Thursday. Booze to go will end along with it  New York Times :  Daniel E. Slotnik 
Poll finds more than half of Scots are ready to attend live events when social distancing eases  Scotsman :  Brian Ferguson 
Events industry facing considerable financial loss even if minimal Covid restrictions kept, leak shows  Independent :  Ashley Cowburn 
UK festivals organisers need urgent help, say MPs  Guardian :  Rajeev Syal 
Shapps hopes ‘world could open up’ as holidaymakers await travel lists update  Independent :  Neil Lancefield 
Government 'working on' plans to allow amber list holiday travel  Independent :  Helen Coffey 
The latest Victoria lockdown smashed the hospitality and recreation sectors  Guardian :  Greg Jericho 
UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023  Guardian :  Mark Sweney 
Ministers to ban junk food adverts on TV or online before 9pm to tackle obesity — report  Independent :  Alastair Jamieson 
Exclusive: M.L.B.’s newest player is a crypto exchange  New York Times :  Andrew Ross Sorkin 
India’s Rajasthan Royals cricket team valued at $250m with US stake  Financial Times :  Sara Germano 
‘It’s Like Coming Home to Family’: Disneyland Paris Reopens  New York Times :  Paige McClanahan 
Subway’s tuna sandwiches contain ‘no tuna DNA’ , lab study concludes  Independent :  Clara Hill 

Life Sciences
Allergy expert shares tips on how to tackle hay fever symptoms as pollen count soars  Independent :  Zoe Tidman 
Anti-parasitic drug ivermectin trialled as Covid treatment in UK  Scotsman :  Elsa Maishman 
Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%, researchers find  Independent :  Rory Sullivan 
UK must be prepared for ‘significant flu epidemic’ this winter, says government adviser  Independent :  Ashley Cowburn 
Impact of pandemic on children’s wellbeing not yet known, says former recovery tsar  Independent :  Zoe Tidman 
Peaks in number of children prescribed antidepressants coincide with lockdowns  Independent :  Joe Middleton 
UK researchers to investigate Ivermectin as possible Covid-19 treatment  Independent :  Samuel Lovett 
Scientist Finds Early Virus Sequences That Had Been Mysteriously Deleted  New York Times :  Carl Zimmer 
The pandemic affected mental health and college plans for U.S. high schoolers  New York Times :  Dana Goldstein 
There’s a ‘Severe Blood Shortage’ in the U.S., Red Cross Says  New York Times :  Jesus Jiménez 
WHO voices concerns over Sputnik V Covid vaccine plant  Guardian :  Jon Henley 
Another NHS Trust issues black alert  Independent :  Sam Hancock 
NHS regulators to pool intelligence to spot maternity scandals faster  Independent :  Shaun Lintern 
Covid: GPs' workloads have hit unsustainable levels amid a surge of unacceptable behaviour by patients  Scotsman :  John Ip 
NHS trust appeals landmark High Court ruling over puberty-blocking drugs for transgender children  Independent :  Joe Middleton 
Number of doctors retiring early trebles in England and Wales  Guardian :  Denis Campbell 
Nursing union in trade dispute with Scottish Government over pay  Scotsman :  Elsa Maishman 
NHS alarm over rise in number of UK Covid patients on ventilators  Guardian :  Rachel Hall 
'Patients cannot wait' for action on long Covid, say Conservatives  Scotsman :  Elsa Maishman 
Over 150 Texas healthcare workers fired or resign over mandatory vaccine policy  Independent :  Mayank Aggarwal 
‘Better in arms than in fridges’: nurses at Victorian vaccine hubs report Pfizer wastage  Guardian :  Melissa Davey 
CDC panel finds ‘likely association’ between mRNA jabs and heart inflammation  Financial Times :  Nikou Asgari 
C.D.C. researchers identify 1,200 cases of post-vaccination heart problems, noting they remain very rare  New York Times :  Apoorva Mandavilli 
Heart Problems After Vaccination Are Very Rare, Federal Researchers Say  New York Times :  Apoorva Mandavilli 
GSK chief shrugs off concerns over leadership as she outlines vision  Financial Times :  Hannah Kuchler 
GSK drugmaker sets ambitious sales target before shake-up  Guardian :  Julia Kollewe 
If GSK thinks toothpaste and HIV drugs should be kept separate, why not just do it?  Guardian :  Nils Pratley 
Pharma boss to slash dividend by 30% as she sets out plans for ‘New GSK’  Independent :  August Graham 
Experts: Benefits of COVID vaccine outweigh small heart risk  Independent :  AP news wire 
FDA to add warning about rare heart inflammation to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Australia plans to shelve AstraZeneca Covid vaccine by October  Guardian :  Sarah Martin 
Even with the Sydney outbreaks, Covid vaccines are already doing their job – and we’re all better off for it  Guardian :  Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz 
The White House plans to send 3 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine to Brazil on Thursday  New York Times :  Noah Weiland 

Media
Apple Daily: why is Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper closing, and who is its media tycoon founder Jimmy Lai?  Scotsman :  Jenna Macfarlane 
‘Forbidden Fruit’: Apple Daily, Pro-Democracy Newspaper in Hong Kong, Is Forced to Close  New York Times :  Austin Ramzy 
Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily to shut down  Financial Times :  Primrose Riordan 
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, symbol of pro-democracy movement, to close  Guardian :  Helen Davidson 
‘The blackest day’: Apple Daily’s demise comes as no surprise  Guardian :  Vincent Ni 
A pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong will shut down  New York Times :  Andrew Ross Sorkin 
UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023  Guardian :  Mark Sweney 
Disinformation: How Scotland has been complacent over the risks posed by conspiracy theorists, bots and propaganda  Scotsman :  Martyn McLaughlin 
House Lawmakers Are Considering 6 Bills Aimed at Big Tech  New York Times :  Cecilia Kang 
Trust in UK news coverage has grown during pandemic, research suggests  Independent :  Samuel Osborne 
Tech giants are aggressively lobbying Washington to back off on antitrust rules  New York Times :  Cecilia Kang 
Ministers to ban junk food adverts on TV or online before 9pm to tackle obesity — report  Independent :  Alastair Jamieson 
Yes, traditional TV is under threat – but cracking down on streaming isn’t the answer  Independent :  James Moore 
BuzzFeed Closes In on Deal to Go Public  New York Times :  Edmund Lee 
STV Studios scores points with new quiz show commission  Scotsman :  Emma Newlands 
BBC Scotland needs its own board appointed by the Scottish Parliament as Euro 2020 coverage demonstrates  Scotsman :  Kenny MacAskill 
Holyrood Committee raises concerns for Scottish TV industry over potential BBC Scotland studio takeover  Scotsman :  Hannah Brown 
Channel 4 is the latest casualty in Boris Johnson’s continual culture war  Independent :  Sean O'Grady 
The Guardian view on privatising Channel 4: it makes no economic sense  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Brunswick agrees to sell stake to US fund run by Buffett’s banker  Financial Times :  Michael O’Dwyer 

Real Estate and Construction
Ask a housing market expert anything as property prices soar during the pandemic  Independent :  Ben Chapman 
Second homes are a gross injustice, yet the UK government encourages them  Guardian :  George Monbiot 
St James Quarter: Edinburgh’s ‘most significant transformation since the Castle’ opens after half a decade of construction  Scotsman :  Caitlyn Dewar 
Biden and Senators Close In on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal  New York Times :  Jim Tankersley 
White House announces ‘potential agreement’ on infrastructure talks  Financial Times :  James Politi 
Calls for extension of eviction ban as new deadline looms  Independent :  AP news wire 
Modest Rent Increases Approved for 2.3 Million N.Y.C. Tenants  New York Times :  Matthew Haag 
US new home sales drop 5.9% in May, second monthly decline  Independent :  AP news wire 
Pent-up demand sends homebuyers looking for a piece of Ibiza  Financial Times :  Hugo Cox 
Carillion collapse: liquidator expected to make £250m claim against KPMG  Guardian :  Rob Davies 
CEO of Grenfell Tower landlord blames staff for outdated fire safety plan  Guardian :  Robert Booth 
Has the Carbontech Revolution Begun?  New York Times :  Jon Gertner 
Plans for new Glasgow office block could create more than 1,000 jobs  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Aviva and Persimmon agree to leasehold changes amid watchdog probe  Independent :  Ben Chapman 
Persimmon and Aviva to refund leaseholders after UK rent inquiry  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
Victory for competition regulator makes case for leasehold reform  Financial Times :  Bryce Elder 
Berkeley says London house prices jumped by £100,000  Financial Times :  George Hammond 
Profits and costs rise at housebuilder Berkeley  Independent :  August Graham 
Crown Estate set for windfall from green energy revolution  Financial Times :  George Hammond 
Queen’s property manager says profits fell 22% in first year of pandemic  Guardian :  Julia Kollewe 
Treasury set for smaller payday as Crown Estate profit drops by a fifth  Independent :  August Graham 

Retail
Bank decision in sharp focus amid ‘beast of inflation’ warnings  Independent :  Holly Williams 
Global stocks drift as investors weigh Fed tone against inflation pressures  Financial Times :  Naomi Rovnick 
Inflation poses new challenge for pandemic-weary businesses  Independent :  AP news wire 
Inflationary pressures build as eurozone recovery accelerates  Financial Times :  Darren Dodd 
UK firms hit by record cost inflation as rapid growth cools slightly  Independent :  Henry Saker-Clark 
UK inflationary pressures hit record highs as economic activity rebounds  Financial Times :  Bethan Staton 
St James Quarter: Edinburgh’s ‘most significant transformation since the Castle’ opens after half a decade of construction  Scotsman :  Caitlyn Dewar 
Teamsters aims to step up efforts to unionize Amazon workers  Independent :  AP news wire 
Part of Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal looks set for demolition as owners talk of "exciting times" ahead  Scotsman :  Ian Swanson 
Owner of Scottish motor chain Macklin warns of new car squeeze amid chip shortage  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Vertu hikes profit outlook but warns over new car supply woes  Independent :  Holly Williams 

Technology
House Lawmakers Are Considering 6 Bills Aimed at Big Tech  New York Times :  Cecilia Kang 
UN experts say cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech can be allies against climate crisis  Independent :  Vishwam Sankaran 
Why was crypto down? Cryptocurrency market crash and price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, XRP explained  Scotsman :  Matt Brooks 
Bitcoin price bounces back after falling below $30k - is crypto still crashing? Is China causing fall?  Scotsman :  Liv McMahon 
Dogecoin: Are prices still down for crypto's memecoin? Will Dogecoin, Bitcoin and Ethereum recover from crypto price crash?  Scotsman :  Liv McMahon 
Central banks step up fight against cryptocurrencies  Financial Times :  Eva Szalay 
No End to Whiplash in Meme Stocks, Crypto and More  New York Times :  Erin Griffith 
South Korea seizes crypto assets in clampdown on ‘tax dodgers’  Financial Times :  Edward White 
Exclusive: M.L.B.’s newest player is a crypto exchange  New York Times :  Andrew Ross Sorkin 
A blueprint for central bank digital currencies  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
Battery breakthrough smashes smartphone 'speed limit' for five minute charge  Independent :  Anthony Cuthbertson 
First ever Scottish solar farm at an airport to be constructed through Edinburgh airport carbon neutral strategy  Scotsman :  Hannah Brown 
Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
Tech giants are aggressively lobbying Washington to back off on antitrust rules  New York Times :  Cecilia Kang 
Breakthrough electronic engineering technique ‘is step towards carbon neutral society’  Independent :  Harry Cockburn 
US bans some imports of solar products from Xinjiang  Financial Times :  Aime Williams 
Former SSE boss Ian Marchant among investors backing Edinburgh wind tech start-up  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Turing Fest tech event to return to Edinburgh this autumn in 'hybrid' format  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Wave energy project eyes Orkney sea trials after hailing 'critical milestone'  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Apple argues customers will be at risk if it is forced to let people ‘sideload’ apps on iPhone  Independent :  Andrew Griffin 
Apple boss Tim Cook phoned Nancy Pelosi urging her to think twice about antitrust laws, report claims  Independent :  Graig Graziosi 
Apple launches defence of App Store amid competition concerns  Independent :  Martyn Landi 
Letting users bypass App Store would be security risk, says Apple  Guardian :  Alex Hern 
Why Microsoft's Windows 11 could still work, and look, like Windows 95  Independent :  Adam Smith 
Microsoft joins the $2 trillion club  New York Times :  Andrew Ross Sorkin 

Telecommunications
Apple argues customers will be at risk if it is forced to let people ‘sideload’ apps on iPhone  Independent :  Andrew Griffin 
Apple boss Tim Cook phoned Nancy Pelosi urging her to think twice about antitrust laws, report claims  Independent :  Graig Graziosi 
Apple launches defence of App Store amid competition concerns  Independent :  Martyn Landi 
Letting users bypass App Store would be security risk, says Apple  Guardian :  Alex Hern 
Roaming charges to return for travellers to EU in Brexit blow, leading operator announces  Independent :  Rob Merrick 
Battery breakthrough smashes smartphone 'speed limit' for five minute charge  Independent :  Anthony Cuthbertson 
SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son grilled by investors over governance lapses  Financial Times :  Kana Inagaki 
Engineers’ unique Forth Road Bridge challenge to bring ultrafast internet to South Queensferry  Scotsman :  Allan Crow 
O2 customers face new roaming charges when travelling in the EU  Daily Telegraph :  General editorial piece 

Support Services
Covid schools testing under-reported, education secretary tells MSPs  Scotsman :  Jane Bradley 
Exams in England to be adjusted next year to ‘ensure fairness’  Financial Times :  Bethan Staton 
Half of UK university students think degree is poor value for money  Guardian :  Rachel Hall 
OECD report: No wonder John Swinney got expelled as Education Secretary  Scotsman :  John McLellan 
Scottish Labour launches 'timetable for ambition' for education reform  Scotsman :  Jane Bradley 
SQA: Plans for new Scottish exams body to be ready in six months  Scotsman :  Gina Davidson 
Student loan payments to restart; here's how to get help  Independent :  AP news wire 
The Dangers of Failing Grades  New York Times :  Kate Taylor 
The pandemic affected mental health and college plans for U.S. high schoolers  New York Times :  Dana Goldstein 
UK students miss out on university offers amid fear of admissions boom  Guardian :  Richard Adams 
Unions press for swift decision on vaccinating children in England  Guardian :  Jessica Elgot 
Carillion collapse: liquidator expected to make £250m claim against KPMG  Guardian :  Rob Davies 
Melbourne private school cut fees after receiving nearly $20m in jobkeeper  Guardian :  Naaman Zhou 
North-east firm behind 'green' concrete alternative secures seven-figure backing  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
6 ways the pandemic improved access for Scots with disabilities  Scotsman :  Sanjeev Mann 
Robodebt: government fights to keep secret documents that may show ‘what went wrong’  Guardian :  Luke Henriques-Gomes 
Flattery or confusion: What the law says about ‘copycat’ brands  Scotsman :  John MacKenzie 
High court backs businesses challenging California labor law  Independent :  AP news wire 
People are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Companies should take note – and treat them better  Guardian :  Arwa Mahdawi 
Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%, researchers find  Independent :  Rory Sullivan 

Transport, Logistics, Aerospace and Defence
Government 'working on' plans to allow amber list holiday travel  Independent :  Helen Coffey 
Malta and Balearic islands set to be added to England’s travel green list  Guardian :  Aubrey Allegretti 
Shapps hopes ‘world could open up’ as holidaymakers await travel lists update  Independent :  Neil Lancefield 
Travel sector holding day of action in response to restrictions  Independent :  Neil Lancefield 
Border closures and ban on travel to regional NSW from Sydney prompts ‘mass cancellations’ within hours  Guardian :  Elias Visontay 
Biden and Senators Close In on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal  New York Times :  Jim Tankersley 
White House announces ‘potential agreement’ on infrastructure talks  Financial Times :  James Politi 
Draft EU policy to cut shipping emissions condemned as ‘disaster’  Guardian :  Daniel Boffey 
American ‘was warned’ over shortages that prompted flight cancellations  Financial Times :  Claire Bushey 
Driver shortage 'biggest post-Brexit roadblock' for haulage industry  Scotsman :  Emma Newlands 
Chinese port company warns Australian review raises sovereign risk  Financial Times :  Jamie Smyth 
First ever Scottish solar farm at an airport to be constructed through Edinburgh airport carbon neutral strategy  Scotsman :  Hannah Brown 
Further growth on cards as Edinburgh's Menzies Distribution secures RBS loan boost  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Covid Scotland: EasyJet cancels planned routes between Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester Airport amid row over coronavirus travel restrictions  Scotsman :  Conor Marlborough 
EasyJet axes new Scottish flight routes after Manchester travel ban imposed  Independent :  Douglas Barrie 
easyJet scraps new flights from Scotland to Manchester due to travel ban  Independent :  Simon Calder 
Early agreement reached in dispute over Suez Canal ship  Independent :  AP news wire 
Ever Given owners reach deal with Egypt over Suez Canal blockage  Financial Times :  Harry Dempsey 
Settlement Is Reached Over Stuck Ship That Blocked Suez Canal in Egypt  New York Times :  Vivian Yee 
Southwest Names the Airline’s Next Chief Executive  New York Times :  Niraj Chokshi 
Shapps launches construction of HS2 station  Independent :  Neil Lancefield 

Utilities
Crown Estate set for windfall from green energy revolution  Financial Times :  George Hammond 
Millions of UK homes face winter energy bill hike of over £110 a year, experts say  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
Top commodity traders pile into the energy transition  Financial Times :  Neil Hume 
Biden and Senators Close In on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal  New York Times :  Jim Tankersley 
White House announces ‘potential agreement’ on infrastructure talks  Financial Times :  James Politi 
FTSE slips into red despite soaring oil firms after crude jumps further  Independent :  General editorial piece 
First ever Scottish solar farm at an airport to be constructed through Edinburgh airport carbon neutral strategy  Scotsman :  Hannah Brown 
Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
US bans some imports of solar products from Xinjiang  Financial Times :  Aime Williams 
Former SSE boss Ian Marchant among investors backing Edinburgh wind tech start-up  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Low-carbon heating system to warm up London’s Square Mile  Guardian :  Jillian Ambrose 
Iberdrola CEO under criminal probe in corporate spying case  Financial Times :  Daniel Dombey 
North-east firm behind 'green' concrete alternative secures seven-figure backing  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Russian supply curbs exacerbate squeeze on European gas market  Financial Times :  David Sheppard 
Wave energy project eyes Orkney sea trials after hailing 'critical milestone'  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
The Little Hedge Fund Taking Down Big Oil  New York Times :  Jessica Camille Aguirre 

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