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Wednesday newspaper round-up: Fracking, Netflix, HSBC

(Sharecast News) - Fracking caused an earthquake every day at the UK's only active site at Preston New Road in Lancashire, analysis has found. Between 2018 and 2019, the site near Blackpool was responsible for 192 earthquakes over the course of 182 days , according to analysis of House of Commons Library data by the Liberal Democrats. - Guardian The number of people who aren't working because of caring commitments is the highest since May 2020, with the last year marking a sustained increase in stay-at-home parents and carers after three decades of decline, new analysis from the Guardian reveals. The figures are a stark warning that at a time of record employment vacancies and skills shortages, families are being "priced out and shut out of work", said Labour's deputy leader, Angela Rayner. - Guardian

Netflix has added subscribers for the first quarter in three to halt the streaming decline trigged by the cost of living crisis. Paid subscribers using the service rose to by 2.4m to 223.1m in the third quarter of 2022. Revenues grew 6pc year-on-year to $7.9bn (£7bn). Shares rose 15pc in after hours trading in New York as investors cheered the unexpectedly strong results. - Telegraph

The boss of Goldman Sachs warned yesterday that there was a "good chance" of recession in the United States and confirmed an overhaul of the bank's structure after its profits almost halved. A robust rise in sales from its bond trading division helped partially to offset a 57 per cent drop in revenue from investment banking amid a sharp slowdown in global dealmaking. - The Times

HSBC misled consumers with its bus-shelter posters proclaiming its green credentials at the time of the global climate-change summit last autumn, the advertising regulator has ruled. Britain's biggest banking group "omitted material information", the Advertising Standards Authority has judged, ordering HSBC not to show the ads again. - The Times

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Sunday newspaper round-up: Middle East, Aston Martin, Defence
(Sharecast News) - Britons must accept that their country was now involved in the Middle East conflict, Tobias Ellwood said. The former defence minister warned that "nobody was in full control" of the growing conflict as more and more countries were sucked in. Ellwood also said that Tehran's strike had taken the conflict into a "new dangerous territory". - Sunday Telegraph
Friday newspaper round-up: Everton, AstraZeneca, Amazon
(Sharecast News) - Everton has paid about £30m in interest charges to an opaque lender associated with a tax exile, corporate records suggest. The charges appear to have reached about £438,000 a week, according to the troubled Premier League club's most recent set of accounts, a figure more than three times the reported wages of the Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. - Guardian
Thursday newspaper round-up: Border controls, McKinsey, KPMG
(Sharecast News) - New post-Brexit UK border controls coming into force later this month will cost British businesses £2bn and fuel higher inflation, according to a report warning that UK-EU trade will be damaged as a result. With less than a month before the introduction of new checks on animal and plant products from 30 April, the insurer Allianz Trade said the controls agreed under Boris Johnson's Brexit deal could add 10% to import costs over the first year. - Guardian
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shoplifting, EnQuest, Klarna
(Sharecast News) - The government is investing more than £55m in expanding facial recognition systems - including vans that will scan crowded high streets - as part of a renewed crackdown on shoplifting. The scheme was announced alongside plans for tougher punishments for serial or abusive shoplifters in England and Wales, including being forced to wear a tag to ensure they do not revisit the scene of their crime, under a new standalone criminal offence of assaulting a retail worker. - Guardian

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