Amazon names locations for new US HQs

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The area of Arlington, VA selected by Amazon is close to the Pentagon and Reagan National Airport Amazon plans to build major new campuses in New York City and next to the Pentagon near Washington DC, and expand its operations in Nashville. The decision comes 14 months after the tech giant […]

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Berketex Bride in administration

Image copyright Berketex Bride Bridal store Berketex Bride has announced that it has ceased trading and gone into administration. The firm said its 11 outlets in the UK and one in Dublin would be closed from Tuesday and would not reopen. It has been in existence for more than 50 years selling wedding dresses, bridesmaids’ […]

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Flipkart boss resigns after misconduct investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Binny Bansal, chief executive of India’s biggest online retailer, Flipkart, has resigned following an investigation into his conduct. Flipkart and its owner, Walmart, launched the investigation after a complaint of “serious personal misconduct” was made against Mr Bansal. The inquiry did not find evidence to back up the allegation, but did […]

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Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade

Image copyright Getty Images Wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. Compared with a year earlier, wages excluding bonuses, rose by 3.2% – the biggest rise since the end of 2008 and up slightly on the previous quarter. However, […]

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Bisto owner plans Brexit stockpile

Image copyright Premier FoodsImage caption Premier Foods wants to keep making its wide range of products whatever happens with Brexit Premier Foods has said it intends to stockpile raw materials in the run-up to Brexit as fears grow over gridlock at UK ports. The firm, which owns Bisto, Oxo and Mr Kipling, said it was […]

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My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food

Image copyright Justyna KowalczykImage caption Justyna Kowalczyk says the “Brexit box” was her partner’s idea “It might sound a bit crazy,” admits Justyna Kowalczyk. She’s talking about her “Brexit box” tucked under the kitchen table. In the plastic container, which is around the same size as a small box of photocopier paper, she has bottles […]

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Drivers with hybrid cars ‘still using fuel’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Most plug-in hybrids in the UK are bought for company fleets Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous government grants may be burning as much fuel as combustion-engine cars. ​Data compiled for the BBC suggests that such vehicles in corporate fleets averaged just 40 miles per gallon […]

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