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Wednesday newspaper round-up: Twitter, Bulb Energy, Frasers

(Sharecast News) - Elon Musk has indicated that a verified account on Twitter in the future could cost $8 a month, despite facing a user backlash over proposals to charge for the feature. The new owner of Twitter described the current system for allocating blue check marks - which verify a user as a trustworthy source - as "bullshit" in a Twitter post to his more than 110 million followers on Tuesday. - Guardian The founder of Octopus Energy has said taxpayers need to benefit from the "upside" of emergency government bailout deals, after snapping up stricken former rival Bulb. Greg Jackson's Octopus bought Bulb out of government-handled special administration last weekend and is set to take control of the company later this month, a year after it collapsed. - Guardian

Britain's work from home boom has passed its peak, according to new data that reveals bosses are ditching remote job adverts and hauling employees back into the office. The jobs site LinkedIn said that remote adverts declined for a fifth straight month in September as power shifts back to employers, mirroring trends in Europe and the US. - Telegraph

Frasers is at the heart of a scrum for ownership of the Wasps rugby stadium in Coventry, as part of Mike Ashley's plan to make the city his new stronghold. Insiders said last night that Frasers is intensifying efforts to acquire the 32,609-seater Coventry Building Society Arena (CBS), which filed notice of its intention to appoint administrators two weeks ago. - Telegraph

A quarter of over-50s who suffered from ill health were forced to leave their jobs as a result, research shows. Twenty-four per cent of people whose work had been affected by a health condition went into early retirement and a further 19 per cent reduced their working hours, according to a nationally representative poll of 2,035 over-50s by YouGov. - The Times

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(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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