Monday, September 24, 2018

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British Airways to bring back second meal for long-haul flights

Things can only get better: that is the message from BA’s boss, Alex Cruz. Two years to the day after he was named British Airways’ chief...

Former Tory minister backs Jeremy Corbyn’s demand to end austerity in Autumn budget

A former Conservative minister has echoed Jeremy Corbyn by calling for a dramatic U-turn to end “austerity” in this month’s Budget. Nick Boles broke ranks by urging...

Gig economy’s expansion could mean pensions crisis for millions of workers, report warns

A “blind spot” in the pensions system needs to be tackled to help gig economy workers boost their retirement savings, a report suggests. Insurance group Zurich said a...

Adidas expansion in China and US boosts third-quarter profit

German sportswear firm Adidas reported another strong quarter of sales and profit growth, driven by expansion in China and North America, where it has been taking...

New UK homes construction hits 10-year high

Builders registered plans to start 160,606 new homes, up 6 per cent from 2016 and the highest number since the start of the financial crisis in 2007. UK construction companies had their best year in...

The other American in Prince Harry’s family

When Prince Harry marries LA-born Meghan Markle next year, she will not be the first American in his family tree. The prince's great-great grandmother was Frances Ellen Work - a "Dollar Princess" whose life reads...

Housing market hit by political uncertainty in October, says Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The UK housing market continued to soften in October according to the latest survey of chartered surveyors as political uncertainty bit into confidence. The net balance of surveyors reporting price...

How “bomb cyclones” can let us peer deep inside the Earth

Powerful storms on our planet’s surface can produce tremors that are helping geologists to see what the Earth’s interior might be like. Given its location on the Atlantic seaboard of North America, Maine is no...

Sainsbury’s reports 9% fall in first-half profit

Sainsbury has reported a 9 per cent fall in profit for the first half of its financial year, becoming the latest retailer to cite rising costs...

Facebook’s first president Sean Parker says app has secretly snared billions of people into...

Facebook has got the world hooked and might be using that to damage people's lives, according to its first president. Sean Parker, whose role in the site...