Michelin-quality food, Aldi prices how to make the most of the summer of surplus

Coronavirus was an earthquake for British food and drink producers. With restaurants, pubs and office canteens shut, exports disrupted and Britons hoarding for lockdown, mismatches in supply chains were created, along with temporary shortages and huge gluts of surplus produce. All this meant farmers, fishermen and processors needed to find new retail opportunities. The aftershocks […]

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EU will reportedly open full investigation into Google’s Fitbit acquisition

Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit will reportedly face greater scrutiny from EU regulators. Reuters reports that the deal will face a full-scale antitrust investigation, which the European Commission will reportedly open next week. Regulators and consumer advocacy groups have shared fears about Google’s planned acquisition of Fitbit, related to the search giant gaining access […]

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Portland protests peaceful after federal officers scale back presence

Thousands of peaceful protesters marched in the streets of downtown Portland this week, much as they have for the last 60 days, chanting familiar slogans like “Black lives matter” and “defend Black lives.” Conspicuously missing from the demonstrations Thursday and Friday nights were dozens of federal officers who have used tear gas and non-lethal munitions […]

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Asthma drug (beta2-agonists) can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes

A type of asthma drug, known as ß2-agonists, can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes who don’t have the respiratory condition, finds a review and pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The performance-enhancing qualities of ß2-agonists seem to be greater when taken by mouth […]

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