Sunday, April 22, 2018

Consumers’ demands have changed – too bad retailers haven’t noticed

Two buzzwords of the moment are “experience” and “relevant”. Now that we’ve reached “peak stuff”, the trend is to invest in experiences rather than objects...

Mea Culpa: Donald Trump’s not-so-secret attack on Amazon

We carried this headline yesterday: “Trump openly attacks Amazon over taxes and business practices.” This is the opposite of the usual journalistic device...

Bitcoin price – latest updates: Cryptocurrency value slides again after turbulent month

The value of bitcoin has been hanging in there in recent weeks following its rocketing value over Christmas and jittery plummet back to earth in...

Academy trusts use public money to pay ‘unjustifiably’ high salaries to bosses, MPs warn

Academy trusts that pay their bosses “unjustifiably” high salaries could spend taxpayers’ money better on improving children’s education, MPs have said.  Too often academy...

Amazon becomes new broadcast sponsor for The Great British Bake Off in £5m deal

Amazon has been announced as the new broadcast sponsor for the second series of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off in a...

One in three Britons use baking to help them de-stress after busy day at...

One in three Brits turn to baking to help them de-stress after a busy day at work, a study suggests. Researchers found as well as...

Barclays to pay $2bn settlement over US fraud case dating back to financial crisis

Barclays has agreed to pay $2bn (£1.4bn) to settle a US civil action related to the mis-selling of residential mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial...

Women earn on average £223,000 less than men over a lifetime, study shows

Women earn on average £223,000 less than men over the course of a lifetime, according to new research published ahead of next week’s...

Dozens of Labour MPs and peers urge Jeremy Corbyn to suspend former Labour disciplinary...

Jeremy Corbyn is facing demands from dozens of Labour MPs and peers to suspend the party's former disciplinary chief after she defended a council candidate accused of Holocaust...

White House complains when networks stop airing Trump speech before it ends

The White House has complained after three top cable networks cut away from a speech being delivered by President Donald Trump in Ohio. The...

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