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The most expensive Rolex wristwatch ever sold for $17.8 million

On Thursday, an annonymous bidder agreed to pay $17.8 million for a Rolex Daytona that used to belong to actor Paul Newman, setting a new world record for a wristwatch sold at auction, according to New York auction house Phillips. The Rolex was originally given to Newman by his wife Joanne Woodward around the time he …

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Uber appoints banking executive Powers-Freeling as first UK chairman

Uber appointed Laurel Powers-Freeling, who has held a series of banking roles, as its first UK chairman just as it battles to retain its operating license in London, its most important European market. Powers-Freeling, who has previously been chief executive of retailer Marks & Spencer’s (MKS.L) banking arm M&S Money …

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5 Reasons Your Startup Isn’t Getting the PR You Need

Getting press coverage for your startup has become increasingly difficult. With an average of 550,000 new businesses starting each month, you’re facing some serious competition to gain traction with your audience. If you don’t take the right approach to PR, you’ll see your competition pass you by. Exposure doesn’t happen by chance. Behind …

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California: Judge throws out $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the product

On Friday, a California judge threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. In August, a jury reached a decision to hit Johnson & Johnson …

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Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in New York auction

Sierra Leone said on Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the “blood diamonds” of its past. The stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest discovered in Sierra Leone in almost …

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Gabon unveils $ 300 million port harbour

Gabon on Saturday officially inaugurated a new port harbour. The project is part of a plan to modernize the existing Port of Owendo located near the capital Libreville. It took 18 months to complete at an estimated cost of $ 300 million. The port was constructed in partnership with Olam …

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