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ExxonMobil settles decades-old torture case with Indonesian villagers

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 19:00
The villagers allege torture, sexual assault and beatings by soldiers contracted by the oil company.
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Supermarkets investigated over food and fuel prices

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 18:27
The competition watchdog will look at whether a failure in competition means customers are overpaying.
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Microsoft's $69bn Activision deal approved by EU

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 16:17
The proposed $69bn acquisition of Activision is splitting global regulators over competition concerns
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Royal Mail to be investigated for missed delivery targets

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 14:50
The postal service faces another fine by the industry watchdog for falling short on first class mail.
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Center Parcs owner Brookfield puts holiday chain up for sale

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 14:14
The private equity owner of the resort firm wants to sell the business for up to £5bn.
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Engineering giant Wood sees off takeover interest from investment firm

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 10:20
Apollo Management Holdings announced it will not make a formal bid for the Aberdeen-based firm.
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Vice and Motherboard owner files for bankruptcy

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 08:53
Vice Media Group, which was once valued at $5.7bn, is set to be sold but will keep operating.
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Percy Pig ice cream renamed after 'polite' M&S request

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 05:54
Fabio Vincenti is now considering alternative names for his pig-based treat.
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Scrap tax on sunscreen, say cancer charities

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 02:52
Cancer experts want VAT removed to make sun creams more affordable in the cost-of-living crisis.
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Should social media face-altering filters be regulated?

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 00:02
With photo manipulation technology now extending to videos some want authorities to intervene.
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Pat Cullen: Nursing union calls for double-digit pay rise to restart talks

Sun, 05/14/2023 - 05:19
Union boss Pat Cullen urges ministers to reopen pay talks in England after her members rejected a 5% offer.
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Ferrari resists pressure to phase out combustion engine

Sun, 05/14/2023 - 04:44
The boss of the supercar maker said it would be "arrogant" to dictate to customers what they can buy.
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Is the UK too late to beat the US in the global trade war?

Sun, 05/14/2023 - 01:23
The US is offering huge incentives to electric car firms, but the UK risks falling behind.
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AI creator on the risks, opportunities and how it may make humans 'boring'

Sat, 05/13/2023 - 14:53
AI boss on the future of artificial intelligence and what will happen if computers become more clever than humans.
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Train strikes: Passengers face second day of industrial action

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 21:58
RMT union members from 14 rail companies will walk-out on Saturday in a row over pay.
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Skipton: Will deposit-free mortgages help budding first-time buyers?

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 21:58
Will Skipton Building Society's deposit-free deal help those hoping to buy in the lender's home town?
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Elon Musk names Linda Yaccarino new Twitter CEO

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 17:26
NBCUniversal's former head of advertising is revealed as the new boss of the social network.
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GMB union writes to tribunal for Amazon recognition in pay row

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 12:00
The trade union is writing to the Central Arbitration Committee to request legal recognition.
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Royal Mail boss Simon Thompson to step down

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 11:48
Simon Thompson is to step down from his role, the owner of Royal Mail says.
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Mike Lynch: Autonomy founder extradited to US in criminal case

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 11:41
Mike Lynch is accused of overinflating the value of his firm Autonomy when he sold it to Hewlett-Packard.
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