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Netflix boosts subscriber numbers to nearly 140 million
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:38:45 GMT
The streaming firm gained 8.8 million customers in the three months to 21 December.
Philips to close Suffolk factory putting 430 jobs at risk
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:00:44 GMT
The electronics giant will close its site at Glemsford in 2020, putting 430 jobs at risk.
Oxford University suspends Huawei donations and sponsorships
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:00:52 GMT
The institution suspends donations from the Chinese telecoms giant amid continuing spying controversy.
Sears retail chain in $5.2bn rescue plan
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:44:01 GMT
Sears' controversial chairman Eddie Lampert's multi-billion dollar offer will keep 400 stores open.
Nuclear plant in Anglesey suspended by Hitachi
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:31:30 GMT
Japan's Hitachi is suspending work on the Wylfa Newydd plant in Wales amid concerns over rising costs.
Housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:49:25 GMT
House sale expectations for the next three months are at their lowest for two decades, estate agents warn.
Jack Bogle: The man who pioneered index investing
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:31:19 GMT
Jack Bogle, credited with upending the way we invest through index funds has died aged 89.
Watchdog's gender pay gap twice national average despite pledge
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:13:47 GMT
The Financial Conduct Authority is paying male staff a fifth more than female staff.
Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:29:32 GMT
The public is warned of an email-based campaign that uses a fake BBC News article to seek funds.
No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:44:54 GMT
A no-deal Brexit would mean anyone planning to drive outside the UK would need an insurance Green Card.
Retailers told to clean up act over fake faux fur
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:07:03 GMT
Advertising watchdog threatens sanctions if retailers don't check whether they are selling real or fake fur.
Commuters and students 'short-changed by the government'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:07:54 GMT
The inflation measure used to calculate some train fares and loan repayments is flawed, a Lords committee says.
US 'probes Huawei for trade secret theft'
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:39:25 GMT
The investigation, reported by US media, adds to pressure facing the Chinese technology giant.
Patisserie Valerie says accounting scandal worse than thought
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:34:43 GMT
An accounting probe has found thousands of false entries in the firm's ledgers, its owner says.
Goldman boss apologises for 1MDB scandal
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:36:44 GMT
The bank's new chief executive David Solomon also distances the bank from the deal.
Gillette maker's boss warns on Brexit price rises
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:02:26 GMT
The boss of Procter and Gamble, David S. Taylor, said his and other firms want "an amicable solution between the UK and the EU".
Inflation falls to lowest level in nearly two years
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:21:19 GMT
UK inflation fell to 2.1% in December, pushed down by falling fuel prices.
Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:27:41 GMT
A blind man had complained that he was unable to change toppings or complete his order online.
The ultrasound scan you can do yourself
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:17:30 GMT
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
Detroit auto show: Supercharged cars dazzle on debut
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:12:04 GMT
Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line up.
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JPMorgan board raises Dimon's compensation to $31 million
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:11:35 -0500
JPMorgan board raises Dimon's compensation to $31 millionNEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is receiving a 5 percent raise, bringing his total 2018 compensation to $31 million, the company said in a filing on Thursday.
Winklevoss Capital: Investors Are ‘Thoughtfully Dipping their Toes into Crypto,’ Not Taking the Plunge
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:10:00 -0500
Winklevoss Capital: Investors Are ‘Thoughtfully Dipping their Toes into Crypto,’ Not Taking the PlungeSterling Witzke, partner at the Winklevoss twins’ family office Winklevoss Capital, says she doesn’t think 2019 will be the watershed year for institutional investors to get into crypto. Witzke backed her claim by arguing that expectations are running ahead of facts on the ground. Witzke made her remarks during an interview with Cointelegraph at the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Jan. 17.
Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:09:50 -0500
Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic BrexitPARIS (AP) — One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan.
Stocks rise on trade optimism, pound strengthens
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:05:22 -0500
Stocks rise on trade optimism, pound strengthensGlobal stock indexes rose on Thursday as optimism over a resolution to the trade war between the United States and China lifted sentiment, while sterling strengthened amid hopes of a second referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports and suggested offering a tariff rollback during trade discussions scheduled for Jan. 30, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the internal deliberations. U.S. stocks rallied following the report, but pared some of those gains after a Treasury spokesperson told CNBC that Mnuchin had not made any such recommendations.
The Latest: Schiff berates Trump for disclosing warzone trip
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:03:54 -0500
The Latest: Schiff berates Trump for disclosing warzone tripWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):
Newborn Baby Found Dead In Bathroom Of Amazon Warehouse
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:02:08 -0500
Newborn Baby Found Dead In Bathroom Of Amazon WarehouseA newborn baby was found dead Wednesday night at an Amazon distribution center
When It Comes to Soy, China Is Getting More Out of the Trade Truce
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:00:00 -0500
When It Comes to Soy, China Is Getting More Out of the Trade TruceLast year, the Brazil premium skyrocketed after China slapped a retaliatory tariff on U.S. beans and Chinese buyers stepped up South American purchases. The price gap between Brazilian and U.S. crops narrowed to just $4 a ton earlier this month from $20 about a month ago, said Tarso Veloso, an analyst at Chicago-based consulting firm AgResource, which advises growers in both countries.
Trump Widens Callback of U.S. Workers With Pay to Blunt Shutdown
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:57:19 -0500
Trump Widens Callback of U.S. Workers With Pay to Blunt Shutdown“The department expects to be able to resume most personnel operations and fund most salaries,” the department said Thursday in the letter to its worldwide staff. About 26 percent of American employees of the State Department overseas and about 42 percent stationed in the U.S. had been furloughed, according to the department.
Over $500,000 raised for 2,000 furloughed workers on GoFundMe
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:56:10 -0500
Over $500,000 raised for 2,000 furloughed workers on GoFundMeCrowdfunding for federal workers has risen to $500,000 over 2,000 pages on GoFundMe alone, the site told Yahoo Finance. Here a few of their stories.
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:55:57 -0500
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as presidentSAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong."
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