2020-02-16 10:00:42| Fast Company
The Daytona 500 is slated to begin this afternoon (Sunday, February 16) at 2:30 p.m. ET at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. NASCAR events have struggled in the ratings over the last few years, but the race-car brand is hoping to, um, turn a corner this weekend with the 62nd Daytona 500, its season opener and most anticipated race of 2020. The stock-car association is certainly upping the stakes for the 40 drivers competing this year—it just announced a record-setting purse of $23.6 million. The question is, will people care enough to watch or stream?Read Full Story
2020-02-10 07:00:26| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Minister Liam Fox intervened to promote a $5bn deal with Petrofac, under investigation by the Serious Fraud OfficeA Conservative minister personally lobbied the Bahraini royal family to give a multi-billion dollar oil contract to a company under investigation for suspected bribery and money laundering.The intervention from Liam Fox, who was international trade secretary at the time, was one of several attempts by senior Conservatives to help Petrofac, which is headed by a major Tory party donor, to secure the $5bn contract. Continue reading...
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