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Million-Pound Home Sales Soar in U.K. as Rich Change Lifestyle

(Bloomberg) — Sales of U.K. homes costing over 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) doubled last month, outperforming the rest of the market as wealthier buyers sought more space following the Covid-19 lockdown.

Agreed sales were 105% higher than a year earlier in August, compared to a 61% increase in sales of less expensive properties, according to property website Rightmove. Million-pound homes are also finding buyers 18 days faster than in 2019.



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U.K. real estate is booming after the lockdown held back months of transactions. Demand is being further fueled by a temporary tax reduction and the pursuit of lifestyle changes after the pandemic.

Pricey properties outside of London are benefiting most. Expensive homes jumped 244% in the largely rural county of Norfolk, 174% in Wiltshire and 165% in coastal Cornwall.

“Demand in higher price brackets is more responsive to external events,” said Tom Bill, head

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Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus talks massive improvements in Week 2, Julian Blackmon’s debut, sudden change at CB & more

» The major improvements defensively from Game 1 to Game 2 simply came down to attention to detail and execution: The Colts’ defense in their 2020 opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars allowed quarterback Gardner Minshew II to dink and dunk his way down the field all afternoon, as evidenced by his 19-of-20 passing completions; Indy also had plenty of miscommunications and other mental mistakes, as evidenced by Minshew II’s three passing touchdowns.

But Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins would have no such luck last Sunday against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium; he completed just 11-of-26 passes for 113 yards with zero touchdowns and three interceptions, while the Colts also shut down Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook, who had just 14 rushing attempts for 63 yards.

In all, the Indy defense not only had the three picks against the Vikings, but it limited Minnesota to just 175 yards of

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Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank on corporate profits, social change

Billionaire businessman Arthur Blank told CNBC on Monday that businesses must care about more than just profitability, suggesting social responsibility should also be an area of emphasis.  

“If you don’t care about people, profit and the planet at the same time, profitability by itself isn’t really enough,” Blank said on “Power Lunch.” “And the truth of the matter is, you can have them both, and I think we should have them both.”

Blank, who co-founded The Home Depot in 1978, is now owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United of Major League Soccer. His comments Monday came one day before the release of his book, “Good Company,” which details his business career and his views on corporate strategy. 

The remarks also come shortly after the 50th anniversary of the publication of economist Milton Friedman’s seminal essay, “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits.” In recent

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Ready for a change this autumn? Here are 10 inspirational ideas for upgrading your home this season

Autumn’s getting closer, and the allure of a fresh start is growing ever stronger!

You can’t deny that a spot of home renovation is a great way to satisfy that urge for change this season. And with these 10 top brands, you can do away with the old and welcome in all things new – and stylish! – to every corner of your home… 

Stylish new blinds at the click of a button 

We’ve been spending a whole lot of time in our homes of late, which has made us all very aware of all the little things that need fixing and replacing.

Something that commonly gets overlooked are our blinds, but they are so easily remedied – especially with Swift Direct Blinds.

This online-only company supplies made-to-measure window blinds that can be delivered throughout the UK, offering a quick and easy solution to our window dressing woes.

There are

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