Not a far-fetched idea: How one man built a $1.5bn fashion business

He’s the boss of one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury fashion websites, Farfetch, yet Jose Neves admits that he used to find the clothing industry “frivolous and uninteresting”. A self-confessed “computer geek”, it was instead information technology that stirred his passion growing up in Portugal. And while studying economics at Porto University he launched a software company. It was this venture, which created operating systems for Portuguese footwear and textile companies, that helped to quickly change his view of the fashion industry. “I began to understand the way the industry…

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Man who killed New Hampshire officer in 1976 gets parole

A New Hampshire man convicted of gunning down a Manchester police officer 40 years ago at age 15 has been granted parole. Cleo Roy has been serving a 50-year sentence for shooting Officer Ralph Miller as the officer approached his house to investigate a noise complaint, which stemmed from a teenage drinking party Roy was holding in his parents’ absence. Miller was 25 and a Navy veteran with one year on the force when he was shot and killed. He had a 3-year-old daughter, and his wife was pregnant with…

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