FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange, and Thames Water shareholders might take a big financial hit. Plus, what instant noodles can tell us about the economy.

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Thames Water shareholders signal readiness to take £5bn hit

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years in prison for fraud

Lloyd’s of London chief calls for quick insurance payouts on Baltimore bridge

Oodles of noodles: how a global favourite became an economic red flag

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