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Saudi summit website attacked by hackers
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm

The Future Investment Initiative website earlier showed a mocked-up photo of Saudi's ruler as an executioner. […]

Northern Rock mortgages: Homeowners trapped on high interest rates
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

The Elkins are being forced to sell their house because they've been stuck on high interest rates. […]

New Premier Inn chain shrinks rooms in half
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Whitbread aims new ZIP chain at travellers on very tight budgets who are willing to sacrifice space. […]

Morrisons loses data leak challenge
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm

The Court of Appeal says the supermarket is liable for a data breach in which staff data was posted online. […]

Northern Rock: US firm 'misled' UK government on mortgages
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 11:22 am

BBC's Panorama says a US private equity firm failed to provide better mortgage deals for customers. […]

Dr Martens' profits march forward
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 9:14 am

The British footwear firm, which sells in 58 countries, sees sales and earnings rise. […]

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 9:11 am

Philip Morris says its campaign is "an important next step" in its aim to stop selling cigarettes. […]

Shanghai Composite: surges on hopes of market support
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 8:44 am

The jump comes after Chinese officials moved to boost investor confidence as growth slows. […]

Ryanair profits hit by strikes and higher fuel costs
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 8:15 am

Higher fuel costs also contributed to a 7% decline in half-year profits. […]

Addison Lee plans self-driving taxis by 2021
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 3:48 am

The taxi firm is pitting itself against rival Uber in a race to offer self-driving car services. […]

GoPro boss: 'The market dictates the product we sell'
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 11:14 pm

Whatever product you design, your customers will dictate what sells, says GoPro boss Nick Woodman. […]

The £1.3bn finance firm that was conceived in a pub
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 11:09 pm

After Samir Desai told two friends his idea for a business over a few pints, the three of them went on to establish lending firm Funding Circle. […]

Why do governments underspend on big projects?
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 11:07 pm

UK governments are not good at putting the amount into capital investments that they say they are going to. […]

Budget 2018: Everything you need to know
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 11:05 pm

When is the Budget, what is it, and why does it matter? Your guide to the chancellor's big day. […]

Ryanair flight: 'Racial abuse passenger' referred to police
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 11:24 am

A man was filmed shouting abuse at a black woman in an incident that has been referred to police. […]

The billionaires fuelling a space race
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:55 pm

Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk are among a number of entrepreneurs with galactic ambitions. […]

K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:51 pm

A revolution in Korean beauty trends has come to the UK, but why does it appeal so much to millennials? […]

'How could I find £3,000 to pay for my mum's funeral?'
Posted on October 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

With the average cost of a funeral on the rise, a growing number of people are looking for cheaper alternatives. […]

Online sellers 'pay for positive reviews'
Posted on October 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

A Which? investigator was hired to write high-rated reviews online in return for free goods. […]

Worries among tenants over deposit return
Posted on October 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm

A survey says nearly a fifth of private tenants have waited more than three months to get a deposit back. […]

How the petrol and diesel ban will work
Posted on October 19, 2018 at 3:28 pm

A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs say. […]

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market
Posted on October 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm

The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market. […]

US economy under Trump: Is it the best in history?
Posted on October 18, 2018 at 11:13 pm

Is the US economy under President Trump the best it's ever been? […]

What's the point of concept cars?
Posted on October 18, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why spend millions on them if they're never going to make it into production? […]

'Mansize' tissue to 'housewife' pillowcase
Posted on October 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm

Kleenex has stopped branding big tissues Mansize, but that's not the only gender-identifying product out there. […]



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Netflix adds to growing debt pile with $2 billion bond issue
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Netflix Inc announced on Monday it will tap debt markets for a second time this year, aiming to raise another $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in production of original shows and content acquisition to fend off intensifying competition. […]

Branson steps down from role as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Richard Branson is quitting as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One, saying the company, that plans to build a supersonic transport system in the United Arab Emirates and other countries, needs a more actively involved leader, the firm said on Monday. […]

Ford sees higher metal costs, hopes China and U.S. can settle trade issues
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Ford Motor Co has seen higher steel and aluminum costs driven by trade tariffs bite into profit, but is hopeful the United States and China can avoid further tensions that could make things more costly, a top Ford executive said on Monday. […]

Portugal's Aptoide says wins first court ruling against Google
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Portuguese app store Aptoide said on Monday a local court has ruled against Alphabet Inc's Google, ordering it to stop removing Aptoide's app from users' mobile phones without their knowledge in a landmark case. […]

Wall Street drops as China support fades, earnings disappoint
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average traded slightly lower on Monday, as early gains tracking a rally in China market faded with oil and financial stocks pushing the indexes lower. […]

Dow, S&P 500 drop as dollar rises, yield curve flattens
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 4:39 pm

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in choppy trade on Monday while the dollar strengthened and the U.S. yield curve flattened after European equities reversed earlier gains to close lower. […]

Philip Morris stop-smoking campaign attacked as PR stunt
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Marlboro cigarette maker Philip Morris International drew accusations of hypocrisy on Monday after using a four-page newspaper advertisement to urge smokers to quit cigarettes. […]

Oil little changed despite Saudi pledge to boost output
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Oil futures were little changed on Monday after paring earlier losses despite Saudi Arabia's pledge to raise crude production to a record high, two weeks before U.S. sanctions potentially choke off Iranian supplies. […]

Linde-Praxair deal clears final hurdle with U.S. antitrust nod
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 3:49 pm

Industrial gases groups Praxair and Linde won U.S. antitrust approval for their $86 billion merger on Monday, clearing the last hurdle for the deal in the nick of time. […]

Hasbro results dented by lingering Toys 'R' Us woes, shares drop
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Toymaker Hasbro Inc missed analysts' expectations for quarterly revenue and profit on Monday, as the demise of major retail partner Toys 'R' Us hurt sales in Europe and the United States, sending its shares down as much as 8 percent. […]