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Ford announces 7,000 job cuts
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm

The US car giant says it will shed 10% of its global workforce by the end of August to save $600m a year. […]

Greenpeace activists inside boxes block BP headquarters
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Those inside the containers have enough food and water to last them for a week, it is claimed. […]

Huawei's use of Android restricted by Google
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. […]

Thomas Cook reassures holidaymakers after shares plunge
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:57 am

Troubled travel firm has been reassuring customers who flooded the firm with concerns about holiday trips. […]

Ryanair expects to win in airline 'fare wars'
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 9:42 am

Europe's biggest discount airline says fares are "artificially low" after profits fall by a third. […]

Royal Mail to launch parcel postboxes
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 9:18 am

Customers will be able to post parcels in the same way as letters, as long as postage is pre-paid. […]

Japan economy beats expectations of slowdown
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 4:28 am

Analysts had tipped the world's third largest economy would shrink slightly at the start of 2019. […]

Manchester Airport: Flights cancelled and delayed after fuel problem
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:42 am

Manchester Airport says a "power issue", which caused 87 flight cancellations, has been resolved. […]

A senior adviser to the German government fears another European crisis could be brewing.
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm

A senior adviser to the German government fears another European financial crisis could be brewing. […]

Inside the world's most expensive election
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:20 pm

With voting completed, India is now waiting to see who will be its next prime minister. […]

'Your team is your product, build a well-oiled machine'
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:15 pm

Travel website boss Avi Meir advises focusing on staff because "your team is your product". […]

Rail passengers lost 3.9m hours in 2018, Which? report says
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:02 pm

About 80 trains a day were significantly late and another 660 trains per day were cancelled. […]

Warning over 'new eurozone crisis'
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm

A senior adviser to the German government fears another European financial crisis could be brewing. […]

Billionaire Robert F Smith to pay entire US class's student debt
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

A US billionaire shocks graduating students in Atlanta by promising to pay off their student loans. […]

Are our weddings too white?
Posted on May 18, 2019 at 11:52 pm

Why it might be time to rethink the way we celebrate as more couples come from diverse backgrounds. […]

How the humble brick built the world
Posted on May 17, 2019 at 9:15 pm

Why bricks are still a vital building technology. […]

How Monopoly became a million dollar idea
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 11:13 pm

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Monopoly became a million dollar idea […]

The doctor who invented 18 medical devices
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 11:10 pm

Professionals are finding holes in the system and turning into entrepreneurs to fill gaps in the market. […]

Hawksmoor wine mistake: How is any bottle worth £4,500?
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Experts explain why wine can be priced at thousands of pounds, how it tastes, and who buys it. […]

The pistachios that need police protection
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 11:51 am

In Sicily, police are moving to stop criminals stealing the island's pistachios ahead of this year's harvest. […]

What has happened to energy since privatisation?
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 2:08 am

What has happened to bills, profits and how the UK compares with the rest of the EU? […]

From sleeping on the streets to designing for Ted Baker
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 2:01 am

Last year Jamal Reilly was sleeping rough on the streets of London. […]

Who are the Chinese tech giants know as the BATs?
Posted on May 14, 2019 at 11:07 pm

China has come up with its own champions - Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, known as the BATs. […]

Conjuring designs from thin air in a virtual world
Posted on May 13, 2019 at 11:23 pm

How virtual reality tech is finally beginning to fulfil its potential for business. […]

Why Canada is a guinea pig for global markets
Posted on May 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm

Facebook is not the only firm to test new innovations in Canada before launching them globally. […]



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Wall St. lower as tech stocks sell-off on Huawei fallout worries
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm

U.S. stocks fell on Monday, as Washington's crackdown on China's Huawei Technologies stoked fears about a hit to the broader technology sector and ratcheted up trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. […]

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. […]

Lumentum says halting all Huawei shipments, cuts quarterly forecast
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Mobile phone parts producer Lumentum Holdings Inc on Monday was the first U.S. company to confirm formally it was halting shipments to Huawei Technologies, following export restrictions put in place by the United States Department of Commerce. […]

Face ID firm Lumentum follows Google with Huawei ban
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Apple Face ID parts supplier Lumentum Holdings Inc followed Google on Monday in clamping down on the business it does with Huawei Technologies, after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a ban on the Chinese firm on national security grounds. […]

Nearly half of Juul's Twitter followers are too young to buy e-cigarettes: study
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm

(Reuters Health) - Almost half of the people who followed Juul Labs Inc on Twitter were not old enough to legally purchase e-cigarettes in the United States, according a study published on Monday. […]

Global stocks slide as worries about Huawei fallout mount
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:38 pm

Global equity markets fell on Monday as a U.S. crackdown on China's Huawei Technologies led chipmaker stocks in Europe and on Wall Street to slide on fears of a widening trade war, while the dollar was steady before this week's Federal Reserve meeting. […]

Goldman switches to Mazars for European audit
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Goldman Sachs International has appointed Mazars to audit its London-based European operations in a major coup for the accounting firm. […]

Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as "restricted to a limited space" even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar Canadian home. […]

Ford Motor Co to cut 10% of white-collar jobs as part of global restructuring
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will eliminate about 10% of its global salaried workforce, cutting about 7,000 jobs by the end of August as part of its larger restructuring in a move that will save the No. 2 automaker $600 million annually. […]

U.S., China bicker over 'extravagant expectations' on trade deal
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:23 pm

China accused the United States on Monday of harboring "extravagant expectations" for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as U.S. action against China's technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector. […]