UK must ‘get ready’ for no EU trade deal

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The UK has to “get ready” for no trade deal with the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Unless there was a “fundamental” change of direction from the EU, he said the two sides would not be able to agree a post-Brexit economic partnership. The UK set a deadline of Thursday to decide whether it was worth continuing talks amid continuing disagreements. Both sides have indicated they want to carry on but the EU has said it is up to the UK to make the next move. The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a no-deal outcome seemed to…

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Talking Biz News Today – Oct 16, 2020

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Some of Friday’s top business news stories:Associated PressUS jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high, by Christopher RugaberGM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups, by Tom KrisherCNNFisker finds a partner to make its electric Ocean SUV, by Peter Valdes-DapenaRobinhood says a ‘limited number’ of accounts were recently hacked, by Clare DuffyThe Wall Street JournalSenate to Subpoena Twitter CEO Over Blocking of Disputed Biden Articles, by Siobhan HughesFirms Like Dow Bet Billions on Plastics. Now There’s a Glut., by Collin Eaton, Saabira ChaudhuriCNBCBiden tax plan gives $620 tax cut to middle class, new study says,…

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