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Distraction tactics

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:05
What should parents say to teenagers who seem to be playing on their computers more than revising for exams? Penis advert appeared in video game apps

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:02
US retailer is admonished by UK ad watchdog for the third time since November.

Costa Coffee vows to boost cup recycling

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.

More heavy losses for Johnston Press

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:33
The publisher of the i newspaper, the Scotsman and Yorkshire Post reports a pre-tax loss of £95m.

Starbucks to shut more than 8,000 cafes for race training

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:49
The coffee store chain will close all its branches in the US for "racial bias" education.

Lloyds Banking Group to close 49 branches

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:27
About 1,200 jobs are affected by the closures, but the bank says staff will be redeployed where possible.

Matthew Mellon: US billionaire dies in Mexico

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:08
Matthew Mellon, the scion of two US banking dynasties, passed away in a rehab centre in Mexico.

China opens car market after US tensions

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:25
The plans will change rules that require global carmakers to work through state-owned partners.

IMF predicts stronger growth but warns of risks

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:00
The IMF forecasts global growth this year to be the strongest since 2011, but warns over trade barriers.

Year-long wage squeeze nearing an end

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:37
Unemployment fell by 16,000 between December and February to 1.42 million.

Construction firm Lagan Group sold to Breedon for £455m

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:32
Breedon Group says the acquisition will allow it to enter the Irish construction market.

Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:28
TaskRabbit says it is working with law enforcement, and its website is offline.

Pound remains close to post-Brexit high

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:55
Sterling is above $1.43 as recovery continues from post-referendum lows.

'Renting is cheaper' as house prices 'too ridiculous'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:05
Leah Wilson, who is in her early 20s, says she struggles to save for a house.

Netflix overseas sales set to overtake US

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:52
The streaming service now has 125 million subscribers, after adding 7.4 million more in the first quarter.

Primark and JD Sports buck UK retail gloom

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:06
The clothing chains both report an increase in like-for-like sales in the UK.

China's first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8%

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 05:34
The world's second largest economy has continued to grow as the prospect of a US trade war looms.

Ninjas and nanobots

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:33
Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

Which? warns over buying World Cup tickets online

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:06
Fans using secondary ticket sites could end up overpaying for invalid tickets says consumer association Which?.

Going for a helicopter pub crawl in Australia

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:03
Tourism operators are offering a novel way to find a beer in Australia's vast outback.