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Kraft Heinz drops Unilever takeover bid
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

Unilever shares slide as US food giant abandons £115bn bid for Unilever, its Anglo-Dutch rival. […]

A former Uber employee's disturbing claims of workplace sexism reignite calls to #deleteUber - Recode
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

RecodeA former Uber employee's disturbing claims of workplace sexism reignite calls to #deleteUberRecodeSusan Fowler penned a devastating essay on her experience with sexism and sexual harassment at the ride-hailing service. by Johana Bhuiyan@JMBooyah Feb 20, 2017, 1:54am EST. tweet · share · Linkedin. Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity ...Uber Investigating Sexual Discrimination Claims by Ex-EngineerBloombergFormer Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassmentTechCrunchUber CEO calls for investigation of sexual harassment claimsUSA […]

UK Vauxhall pensions 'could scupper GM Peugeot sale'
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

The carmaker's pension scheme is one of the UK's largest and is estimated to have a large deficit. […]

DeMarcus Cousins trade FAQ: Key questions on huge deal - ESPN
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 6:56 am

ESPNDeMarcus Cousins trade FAQ: Key questions on huge dealESPNMarc Stein and Marc J. Spears break down the package the Pelicans offered to the Kings in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins, how the Pelicans are taking a risk by trading for Cousins now and New Orleans' selling points to get him to re-sign. (2:04 ...Report: Sacramento Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans PelicansNBA.comTrade Grades: Pelicans Fleece Kings, Land DeMarcus Cousins In BlockbusterFOXSports.comPelicans' Davis scores All-Star-record 52 points, and host team gets Cousins in tradeLos Angeles TimesABC […]

The Latest: Trump invites Panama, Trinidad-Tobago leaders - Washington Post
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 4:06 am

Washington PostThe Latest: Trump invites Panama, Trinidad-Tobago leadersWashington PostWASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):. 10:50 p.m.. President Donald Trump discussed what the White House calls “shared priorities” in phone calls to the leaders of Panama and the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago ...Immigration crackdown, beginnings of Obamacare repeal buoy supportersWashington TimesSweden: It's 'unclear to us what President Trump was referring to'Los Angeles TimesTrump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid confusionBBC NewsThe […]

Talking to the machine
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 1:47 am

The story behind the compiler, a remarkable innovation that made modern computing possible. […]

Environmentalists and libertarians unite in HS2 criticism
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:27 am

Friends of the Earth and Taxpayers' Alliance are normally at odds on policy, but both criticise HS2 […]

Amazon plans 5,000 new jobs in UK
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:14 am

Online retailer Amazon promises to create 5,000 new full-time jobs this year in the UK. […]

CEO Secrets: Sex toy boss shares his tips
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:14 am

Richard Longhurst, co-founder of Lovehoney, a sex toy business, shares his business advice. […]

Baby Ciao
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

Catherine Gazzoli is producing a range of organic baby food influenced by her Italian roots. […]

Scenting an opportunity
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm

One Indian aromatics firm is actively recruiting blind people - for their sense of smell. […]

The agency for disabled talent
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Tackling an industry that trades on perfection with a talent agency for disabled actors and models. […]

Paralysed tractor driver: 'It's a lifestyle, not a job'
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Tractor driver Matthew Evans had his machine specially adapted so that he could carry on working after an accident left him paralysed. […]

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:46 pm

The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station. […]

Business rates: Sainsbury's boss urges 'fundamental reform'
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The head of Sainsbury's says the system is "archaic", amid a row over England's latest revaluation. […]

'Paralysed by grief'
Posted on February 18, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Facebook last week doubled its bereavement leave allowance for its staff. Employees can now take up to 20 days off on full pay. Is it enough? […]

Vauxhall deal: PM set to meet Peugeot boss
Posted on February 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm

The PM agrees to meet the boss of France's PSA Group to discuss a planned UK takeover of Vauxhall. […]

RBS plans: Williams & Glyn sale should be dropped, UK says
Posted on February 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

RBS could abandon the sale of its small-business lender, Williams & Glyn, under government plans. […]

German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears
Posted on February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Researchers say hackers can use an insecure bluetooth device to listen and talk to a child. […]

Business revolt grows over 'outrageous and unfair' rate change
Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Thirteen trade bodies unite to condemn the government's "outrageous" changes to English business rates. […]

Rates row
Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

Some businesses will see their rates change on 1 April 2017. […]

Estate agents see bumper pay rises
Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

UK estate agents have seen a 7.2% pay increase over the last year, the same rise as house prices. […]

Tui fined 48 times for breaching Abta's code of conduct
Posted on February 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm

The UK's biggest tour operator, Tui, has repeatedly infringed the travel industry code of conduct. […]

UK should produce more of its own food to protect prices, report says
Posted on February 17, 2017 at 11:37 am

Only 52% of food eaten in the UK is produced by British farmers, according to new research. […]

Welcome to 'brand Ireland'
Posted on February 17, 2017 at 11:25 am

Colm O'Regan takes a look at national image and, in particular, Ireland as a global brand. […]



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Uber CEO orders 'urgent investigation' on sexual harassment claims
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 7:29 am

(Reuters) - The chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has ordered an "urgent investigation" into claims of sexual harassment at the ride-hailing service made by a former employee. […]

Snap bets on hardware as Facebook threat looms
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 6:04 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough to stay one step ahead of Facebook. […]

Asia shares adrift for U.S. holiday, focus on Unilever
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 5:32 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were mixed on Monday as political uncertainty globally kept the mood cautious, while the U.S. dollar dithered in a tight range ahead of a busy week for Federal Reserve events. […]

Hong Kong union joins critics of McDonald's HK, China sale, sees pay squeeze
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 4:32 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) warned that McDonald's Corp's up-to-$2.1 billion sale of its Hong Kong and China operations could hit workers' pay, adding to growing criticism of the deal on the mainland and elsewhere. […]

Amazon to create over 5,000 jobs in Britain in 2017
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 4:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the European Union. […]

Japan Inc signals boost to domestic capex but less keen on the U.S.: Reuters poll
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 3:10 am

TOKYO (Reuters) - One third of Japanese firms are looking to lift business investment at home in the next financial year, but companies are less bullish about capital spending in the United States due to uncertainty over the Trump administration's policies, a Reuters poll showed. […]

Cleveland Fed chief 'comfortable' raising rates if economy keeps performing
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:48 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Monday she would be comfortable raising interest rates at this point if the economy maintained its current pace of performance. […]

GM shares could climb 35 percent if it sells Opel: Barron's
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:39 am

(Reuters) - General Motors Co shares could climb by as much as 35 percent if it succeeds in selling its European Opel brand and focuses on its healthier markets, Barron's said on Sunday. […]

SoftBank shares up; sources say company willing to cede control of Sprint
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:56 am

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in SoftBank Group Corp rose nearly 3 percent in morning trade on Monday after a Reuters report that the Japanese company is prepared to cede control of Sprint Corp to T-Mobile US Inc to clinch a merger of the two U.S. wireless carriers. […]

Kraft walks away from 'friendly' bid for Unilever
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:13 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co withdrew its proposal for a $143-billion merger with larger rival Unilever Plc , the companies said on Sunday, raising questions about whether Kraft will turn its focus to another target. […]