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Is something worse than 2008 around the corner?

By | 2018-10-16T08:14:23+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Banking, Business, Personal Finance|

By Mark Fairlie. In the latter part of 2008, financial markets around the world underwent the greatest level of upheaval and volatility since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Despite coming very close, according to some commentators, ATMs did, in the end, not stop dispensing cash and world trade did not collapse. In recent weeks, [...]

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Are Standing Desks a Fad or the Future for our Health?

By | 2018-10-15T10:27:42+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Business|

Sitting down for long periods of time is supposed to be the worst thing we can do for our health. So standing desks have been much in the news of late. Do they make us healthier, happier and more productive? Or are they just a fad that could actually damage our health in the long [...]

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Could your Uber Rating determine your Future?

By | 2018-10-12T09:35:57+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

Most of us have travelled in an Uber. We have rated the driver – and the driver has rated us. But how far could that go? Could all aspects of our life be rated? What would the consequences be? And is one very well-known household name already giving us a chilling glimpse of the future… [...]

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Morrisons appeal staff data breach compensation claim

By | 2018-10-15T10:58:28+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Business|

By Mark Fairlie. 15/10/2018 - the headline originally published for this article was 'Morrisons lose staff data breach compensation claim' which was both inaccurate and misleading. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. On Tuesday, Morrisons launched an appeal against a legal ruling awarded against it by the High Court that judged that [...]

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Facebook UK tax bill rises to £15.8 million

By | 2018-10-09T08:37:00+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Business|

By Lauren Howells. Facebook's UK tax bill totalled £15.8 million last year, up from £5.1 million in 2016. Profits, meanwhile, only increased by 7.45% year-on-year, with £58 million reported in 2016 and £63 million in 2017. Facebook’s UK revenue last year hit £1.26 billion, compared to £842.2 million in 2016. According to the Telegraph, Facebook [...]

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Driverless Cars: Is the Future on Cruise Control?

By | 2018-10-08T13:48:40+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Business, Technology|

Some of the world’s biggest and most innovative companies are investing heavily in driverless cars. But what exactly is a self-driving car? How does it work? And which companies are leading the race to get one on our roads? By Mark Richards. It was easy to overlook it last week. The excitement and dance moves [...]

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Apple and Amazon: The Trillion Dollar Twins

By | 2018-10-05T08:41:11+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Business, Technology|

Both Apple and Amazon are now valued at over a trillion dollars. How did they reach a valuation previously considered impossible? We take a look at two contrasting journeys to a trillion dollars… By Mark Richards. Throughout this year there has been an unofficial race going on – the first public company to be valued [...]

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Amazon raises staff wages to placate Fight for Fifteen

By | 2018-10-04T10:22:57+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Business, Politics|

By Mark Fairlie. Following years of criticism over the wages it pays its staff, Amazon will raise the amount it pays to its UK and US staff across the board from 1st November. Amazon staff in America will receive at least $15 an hour, placating “Fight for Fifteen” campaigners who have been calling for a [...]

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Watchdog Cracks Down On Energy Complaints Handling, But Is It Enough?

By | 2018-10-03T13:50:07+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson. The Prime Minister’s conference speech announcement that a cap on domestic energy prices is to be imposed for the second year is a reminder that the high cost of gas and electricity remains a source of frustration for consumers - who also happen to be voters - at a time when wages [...]

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Ford agree to refund customers after engine failure

By | 2018-10-02T08:58:17+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Mark Fairlie. Global car manufacturer Ford has said it will refund thousands of pounds to car owners following the sudden mass engine failure in vehicles fitted with Ford EcoBoost engines. Many drivers were initially told they would need to pay for the repairs to their cars themselves. Ford has since announced that they would [...]

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