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‘The stakes couldn’t be higher’: GE urged to invest in green US jobs

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Kevin Smith, of Salem, Virginia, worked at General Electric for about 20 years before the town’s plant was shut down at the end of 2019, and the work moved to a factory in India. “It was a total shock because of how t...

Native Trail surges to Dewhurst Stakes victory and four races unbeaten

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Native Trail extended his unbeaten record to four races and confirmed his status as the winter favourite for the 2,000 Guineas with a convincing success in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, surging into the ...

Boris Johnson stakes reputation on £12bn fix for health and social care

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MPs are set to usher in a historic £12bn healthcare levy on Wednesday, pushing the tax burden to a record peacetime level as Boris Johnson stakes his political reputation on attempting to fix the creaking health and c...

Dancing King holds on to give Mark Johnston third successive March Stakes

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Dancing King made every yard of the running to provide Mark Johnston with a third successive win in the tote March Stakes at Goodwood. Following on from the half-brothers of Sir Ron Priestley and Subjectivist winning ...

Egan puts International Stakes glory above cash after York win atop Mishriff

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David Egan banked at least £500,000 when Mishriff won the Saudi Cup in February and perhaps a 10th as much when the same horse ran away with the International Stakes here on Wednesday, but the clear-eyed 22-year-old r...

Balding in mix for title after Alcohol Free raises cheers in Sussex Stakes

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Just three trainers have won the British Flat racing championship for the first time in the past 25 years, but there is increasing chance that another chair will be required at the sport’s top table after Andrew Baldi...

Talking Horses: Haskell Stakes drama raises new questions over whip bans

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The stretch run in the Grade One Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park, New Jersey on Saturday was packed with drama and excitement in equal measure. Hot Rod Charlie and Mandaloun, the favourite and second-favourite respect...

Royal Ascot day four: Novemba is one to remember in Coronation Stakes

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The main focus ahead of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday has understandably been on the head-to-head between Mother Earth and Empress Josephine, the 1,000 Guineas winners in England and Ireland respectiv...

Royal Ascot day two: Armory has firepower for Prince of Wales’s Stakes

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It looks like a three-cornered fight for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes as Love, last year’s 1,000 Guineas and Oaks winner, returns to action as the likely favourite to beat Lord North, who took this on slower ground la...

Hurricane Lane bursts into Derby picture with Dante Stakes victory

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Hurricane Lane burst into the picture for the Derby when knuckling down gamely to win the Dante Stakes at York. Ridden by William Buick and trained by Charlie Appleby, the son of Frankel took control well inside the f...

Oaks contenders set to go head-to-head in Musidora Stakes at York

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Only four of the eight fillies lining up for the Group Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday also hold entries in the Oaks but they include Teona and Noon Star, the current second and third-favourites respectively for ...

Biden stakes claim to being America’s most pro-union president ever

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Just over 100 days into his presidency Joe Biden is showing that he is one of the most pro-union presidents in American history, declaring the “unions built the middle class” in his address to a joint session of Congr...