Thames Water accused of ignoring warnings after hundreds in Surrey endured days without water | Water

Thames Water has been accused of repeatedly ignoring warnings about supply cuts and bursting pipes in Surrey, where hundreds of households endured three days without tap water at the height of the heatwave in this week-end. Residents, including some who were vulnerable, had to queue for bottled water on Saturday in temperatures well over 30C … Read more

May the wheels of American justice turn for Donald Trump

May the wheels of American justice turn for Donald Trump

It has been suggested that the US justice system should curb its investigations into Donald Trump, or drop them altogether. American social peace, they say, is more valuable than the blind pursuit of justice. If the price of stability is abstention, so be it. Fortunately, Merrick Garland, the United States Attorney General, was sworn to … Read more

Democrats edge out Republicans, just in time for midterms

Singapore's next big challenge is already here

Placeholder while loading article actions When the Democrats edged out the Republicans late last week in the overall generic polling averages, I couldn’t believe it. We’ve seen many significant polling errors in favor of the Democrats in recent years, a 50-50 vote in the House would defy the historic trend toward the incumbent president’s party … Read more

Get an anti-inflation income of 13% a year tax free – the UK’s two best yielders SMASH cash | Personal finance | Finance

Get an anti-inflation income of 13% a year tax free - the UK's two best yielders SMASH cash |  Personal finance |  Finance

Most companies listed on the UK’s Blue Chip Equity Index reward investors with regular cash payments called dividends, which investors can withdraw from income tax using their £20,000 Isa allowance for stocks and shares. Companies give investors a share of their profits, with dividends usually paid on a quarterly basis, plus the option of a … Read more

How frustration over TikTok rose in Washington

How frustration over TikTok rose in Washington

In an interview, Beckerman called TikTok’s data collection “very minor” compared to other social apps. To reduce security concerns, the app said it plans to store all of its US data in the United States, a process Beckerman said would likely happen this year. He did not offer a specific date. Learn more about Asia-US … Read more

The Week in Business: Inflation Moderates

The Week in Business: Inflation Moderates

What’s new? (August 7-13) Prices cool down a bit After months of price climbing higher and higher with no indication of loosening, the past month has brought some relief. New inflation data on Wednesday showed the consumer price index rose 8.5% on the year to July, a notable slowdown from June, when prices rose 9 … Read more