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Soft cell: 40% of Brits don’t make calls on smartphones – report
More people than ever own smartphones, but nearly half say they rarely use the handheld gadget to make phone calls, a new study suggests.

31.10.2014 14:39

Payday loan brokers help themselves to UK savers’ accounts, customers outraged
Brokers linked to payday loan companies may be raiding the bank accounts of over 1 million Britons, with many being the poorest in society, the UK’s biggest banks have warned.

29.10.2014 16:58

Microsoft ditches Nokia in rebranding effort
The once ubiquitous Nokia brand of mobile phone is no more. New owners Microsoft are making a clean break from the brand made famous with its old-school “brick” phones. Cutting edge smartphones from the company will now have the Lumia brand.

23.10.2014 13:08

Ford seeks to monitor drivers for heart attacks behind wheel
Ford is banking on an innovative plan to woo aging motorists to purchase their vehicles by developing a monitor in the driver’s seat that will detect a potential heart attack, bring the car safely to a stop and notify the authorities.

20.10.2014 21:08

'U​ncertainty shock’: Hung parliament and EU referendum threaten UK economy
Investors are concerned about the future stability of Britain’s business environment, warning of a “huge uncertainty shock” if the UK leaves the European Union, or ends up with another coalition government after next year’s general election.

20.10.2014 09:02

‘Difficult yet necessary’: CNN cuts 8% of staff
Major layoffs are starting to hit Turner Broadcasting, with hundreds reportedly losing their jobs at CNN and HLN. In one case, an entire division has been axed.

16.10.2014 01:50

Monsanto announces major losses after settling environmental suit
Biotech giant Monsanto announced major losses for their fourth quarter last week well below analysts’ expectations after spending millions settling an environmental suit.

13.10.2014 14:42

​#NoToTTIP: 1,000s to march in UK, across Europe against transatlantic trade deal
Activists will rally in Westminster on Saturday as part of a Europe-wide protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which critics say will eradicate public services including the NHS and the BBC.

10.10.2014 14:57

LEGO ends 50-year tie-up with Shell after anti-Arctic oil campaign by Greenpeace
LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Shell ending a 50-year association. It comes three months after a Greenpeace campaign to prevent the exploration of the Arctic which got the support by more than a million people worldwide.

10.10.2014 07:47

Pepsi and Coke take hammering in Mexico as junk food tax starts to bite
Mexico has become one of the few places Pepsi and Coke have seen declining sales after the country adopted anti-obesity laws last year. Concerned over the losses the US beverage industry seems determined to stop similar legislation at home.

09.10.2014 18:44

EU OKs Facebook/WhatsApp deal, despite threat of American telecoms takeover
The European Commission has approved Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of the messaging service WhatsApp, despite fears the US giant social network will kill competition in the EU market.

03.10.2014 11:16

​PayPal to go at it alone, split from eBay
Online auctioneer eBay and online money transfer service PayPal are to become two separate companies, with the goal of getting PayPal publicly traded in 2015.

30.09.2014 11:16

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