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Jeremy Hunt hits out at Facebook kids' app

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:05
The health secretary told the social network to "stay away from my kids" with its app for under-13s.

Virgin Trains East Coast staff balloted for strike action

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:15
If members agree on industrial action, strikes could take place early in the new year.

How lazy are you at work?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:10
One in five Brits admit they never work to the best of their ability in their jobs, according to a survey.

UK pensions among lowest of advanced nations, says OECD

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:28
Pensioners in the UK can expect to earn just 29% of their working-age income.

Ireland forced to collect Apple's disputed €13bn tax bill

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:16
The money is being paid into a blocked "escrow" account, while Ireland appeals the Commission's decision.

Electric black cabs hit London's roads

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:48
The new cab costs £55,599 up from £45,000 for the newest petrol equivalent.

UK service sector growth slows as prices rise

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:39
Growth in the key sector of the UK economy eased last month, while inflation hit a near-decade high.

Cineworld to buy Regal cinemas in blockbuster deal

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:06
The $3.6bn (£2.7bn) takeover will create the second largest cinema chain in the world.

Provident Financial's Moneybarn car loan unit faces FCA probe

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:05
Provident Financial shares sink again as the regulator looks at its Moneybarn car loan division.

Amazon's arrival set to shake up Australia's retail sector

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 09:29
The entry of the US e-commerce giant could boost competition in the country's retail sector.

Rail fares to rise by average of 3.4%

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:31
The increase covers both regulated fares, which includes season tickets, and off-peak unregulated fares.

Saving mums

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:22
Putting Pakistan's missing female doctors and midwives to work to save lives.

Buying into India's digital payments market

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:16
Bangalore-based software company Ezetap has developed a platform that makes it easy to pay anywhere with any device you like.

Dangerous milk

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:13
The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.

Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:10
The BBC will stream its first programme in ultra-high definition and high dynamic range colour.

Biofuels plant in Hull stops production and may not reopen

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:06
Vivergo Fuels blames government inaction and says there is no guarantee production will restart.

Peace diamond: Precious stone fetches $6.5m in New York

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:32
Proceeds from the sale will fund projects in Sierra Leone, whose government rejected an earlier bid of $7.8m.

Will it be a slam dunk for the US sports betting ban?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:50
New Jersey is seeking to overturn the longstanding ban on sports betting in most US states.

UK government mulls Bitcoin regulation

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:58
The crypto-currency remains popular with criminals, the police have warned.

End of mega-cheap personal loans?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:01
Strikingly cheap high-value loans and long 0% credit card transfer deals could be coming to an end.

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