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Cash for influence? 38 British MPs accepted over £60k in gifts from tobacco firms
Tobacco firms have gifted British MPs with lavish hospitality worth over £60,000 since 2010, an investigation reveals. Almost 50 percent of these MPs voted against plain tobacco packaging in 2015.

21.05.2015 10:13

​Aldi issues mass apology after accidentally selling customers ‘Halal pork’
After mistakenly selling ‘halal’ meat products containing pork to unwitting customers across the UK, supermarket chain Aldi has been forced to apologize.

18.05.2015 15:58

Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest
The UK’S richest 20 percent have more than one hundred times the wealth of the poorest 20 percent, with the combined household wealth of £9.1 trillion remaining for the most part in the hands of the elite.

15.05.2015 12:28

Denmark ponders allowing shops go cash-free
The Danish government has proposed exempting certain shops from the obligation to accept cash payments in a move seen as pushing the country a step closer to a “cash-free” economy.

06.05.2015 13:58

British supermarket boss handed 2-year prison sentenced in Egypt
The chief executive of UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has been sentenced to two years in jail in Egypt after being found guilty of contravening a bankruptcy law.

29.04.2015 09:32

GMO-free burritos: Chipotle 1st fast-food chain to ditch genetic-modifications
Chipotle has become the first fast-food chain to ban genetically modified foods, known as GMOs, in all foods served in its restaurants. The Mexican fast-casual chain has removed non-organic soy and corn from its tortillas and other menu items.

27.04.2015 16:03

$75k income not enough to keep a third of US households from living paycheck-to-paycheck
A third of higher income Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, even when they earn $75,000 a year because they would rather spend money on eating out and experiences than save money for retirement, according to a new survey.

17.04.2015 16:19

Rand awareness: Sen. Paul sells presidential campaign merchandise featuring anti-NSA items
From koozies to cornhole sets, Beats headphone skins to beer steins, NSA-blocking devices to anti-drone shirts, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is hoping donors to his presidential campaign will buy doodads that will bring his brand to backyard barbecues.

07.04.2015 19:15

Details of 65mn RadioShack customers up for auction
On-the-ropes electronic retailer RadioShack may have found a successful buyer in its bid to liquidate its assets, but the chain’s 'going bankrupt' sale is causing concerns over its offering of one item in particular: a huge chunk of customer data.

24.03.2015 18:30

Major Tom to Ground Control: Oregon brewery launches space-age beer
An Oregon craft brewery has announced it will sell a limited run of “space” beer next month. The very special batch of imperial stout was made using brewer’s yeast that successfully returned from space last fall, the company said.

20.03.2015 20:15

1.2 million liters of beer ‘underreported’ in Oktoberfest
Beer consumption at the famous Oktoberfest festival in Germany was underreported by 1.2 million liters last year, a recent report reveals. Wrong figures appear to have been provided for years.

17.03.2015 13:43

​Cookbook or Israeli propaganda? Waitrose slammed for ‘Taste of Israel’ pamphlet
A British supermarket chain has come under fire on social media for including a government sponsored ‘Taste of Israel’ pamphlet in their monthly magazine.

17.03.2015 10:22