Walt Disney sued Florida governor Ron DeSantis over the state’s ‘retaliation’ for the company’s stance on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, UK regulators have blocked Microsoft’s $75bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and the FT’s Harriet Agnew explains why conservative UK pension funds are leading start-ups to look for capital in different countries.

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US growth set to have cooled in first quarter as Fed pushed rates higher

Walt Disney sues Ron DeSantis over ‘retaliation’ for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ stance

Activision blasts UK as ‘closed for business’ after regulator blocks $75bn Microsoft deal

Britain’s ‘capitalism without capital’: the pension funds that shun risk

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