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Stock traders cheer on Bannon exit

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Image copyright Getty Images US stocks regained ground on Friday, after it was confirmed President Donald Trump’s polarising adviser Steve Bannon would depart the White House. Three major indexes turned higher in mid-morning trading and were modestly up by early afternoon. Mr Bannon, a right-wing nationalist, helped shape the “America First” message of Mr Trump’s [...]

McDonald’s could face first UK strikes

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Global fast-food giant McDonald’s could face its first UK worker strikes Fast-food company McDonald’s could face its first staff strike in the UK, after workers at two stores backed a call for industrial action. Employees at McDonald’s restaurants in Cambridge and Crayford, near London, voted overwhelmingly for a strike. [...]

One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

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Image caption The number of landlords has risen significantly since 2002 As many as 5.2 million UK adults – or one in 10 – have bought or inherited a second home, according to research. Think tank the Resolution Foundation said the number of multiple home owners grew by 30% between 2002 and 2014. That figure [...]

Google’s stance on neo-Nazis ‘dangerous’, says EFF

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Events in Charlottesville have spurred a national conversation in the US about far-right groups, free speech and censorship Decisions by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to eject a neo-Nazi site from their services were “dangerous”, a US-based digital rights group has said. The Daily Stormer had denigrated 32-year-old Heather Heyer [...]

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

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Image copyright Reuters Kit Kat’s maker Nestle has been accused of copying Breakout, the 1970s computer game, in a marketing campaign. Atari, the company behind some of the most popular early video games, has filed a suit alleging Nestle knowingly exploited the game’s look and feel. The advert showed a game similar to Breakout but [...]

Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound

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Image copyright AFP The number of visitors to the UK rose to 3.5 million in June, up 7% from the same month last year, according to official figures. The number of visitors from North America shot up by 34%. While in the UK, the visitors spent £2.2bn, a rise of 2%, the Office for National [...]

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin ‘conspiracy’

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Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair has accused Lufthansa and the German government of conspiring to carve up collapsed airline Air Berlin. Lufthansa is negotiating over buying Air Berlin planes, which are still flying following a 150m euro German government loan. Ryanair said there was an “obvious conspiracy” between Germany, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve [...]

National Minimum Wage: Workers win £2m compensation

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Argos has already admitted failing to pay the minimum wage Workers whose bosses failed to pay the National Minimum Wage are to be refunded a record £2m, the government has revealed. In its latest “name and shame” campaign, it lists 230 employers which have not complied with the law. [...]

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

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Media captionWhat Trump said versus what I saw President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. Business leaders left the White House manufacturing council after the backlash against how he reacted to the far-right rally last weekend. The clashes culminated in [...]

Grenfell Tower profit warning sends Mears shares down 11%

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Image copyright Mears Image caption Mears works on buildings all around the UK but had no involvement with the Grenfell Tower Shares in housing contractor Mears Group have fallen by 11% after it warned revenues and profits will be hit as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. The company said the fire meant its [...]