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Twitter Chief to Share Shares with Employees

Twitter Chief to Share Shares with Employees

Back last July, Twitter chief Dick Costolo resigned and in stepped co-founder Jack Dorsey to temporarily take his place. Earlier this month, that temporary position became permanen ...

Jobs Market Opens Up for Young People

Jobs Market Opens Up for Young People

It's good news for apprentices and young people leaving school as more and more companies are looking to fill skills gaps in their workforces. This is according to the latest resea ...

Tiny Houses for Families in Need

Tiny Houses for Families in Need

In a world where more and more families are struggling to find affordable housing, one former priest and his family are trying to make a difference. At the moment, former priest Na ...

Do Working Mothers Have More Successful Children?

Do Working Mothers Have More Successful Children?

If you have children or are thinking about it, then you might have given some thought to who will go out to work and who is staying at home to look after the kids. Do you still to ...

Ancient Coin Suggests Earlier Bristol Channel Trading

Ancient Coin Suggests Earlier Bristol Channel Trading

A coin has recently been revealed to the public that suggest maritime activity along the Bristol Channel in Britain began a lot earlier than originally thought. The little lump of ...

“Significant” Oil Find Near Gatwick Airport

“Significant” Oil Find Near Gatwick Airport

According to UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG), there could be around 100 billion barrels worth of oil lying underneath the south of England, and it could be removed without havi ...

Graphene Light Bulb to Hit Shelves

Graphene Light Bulb to Hit Shelves

The first consumer product made from graphene is set to go on sale within the next couple of months - light bulbs! Graphene is a super-strong carbon material, a micro-thin layer of ...

Fyffes & Chiquita Merge to Make Super Banana Company

Two of the oldest fruit merchants in the world will be joining forces in a merger to create a super banana company, worth $1.1 billion, which is about £600 million. Fyffes started off way back in the late 1870s with Thomas Fyffe in London before being taken over by Fruit Importers of Ireland (FII) in 1968, and is often labelled the oldest fruit merchant in the world. Chiquita, on the other hand, can trace e ...

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Markit Survey: UK Permanent Jobs Rise Even Further

A survey compiled every month by data firm Markit, called the Report on Jobs, was released on Friday showing the UK’s permanent job placements have risen at its fastest pace in nearly four years. The monthly index, sponsored by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), measures the number jobs in all sectors and in all regions of the UK, both permanent and temporary. Readings over 50 indi ...

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Facebook Makes New Regulations For Gun Posts

Social media giant Facebook has agreed to tighten its rules pertaining to posts about guns, and create new regulations to make it harder for minors to see the posts, or reply to them. There are many, many groups from around the world set up on Facebook will the sole purpose of buying and selling goods, even though the website is not an e-commerce platform. Private sellers of firearms, primarily in the US, s ...

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Gamblers To Set Own Limits on Gaming Machines

In a global first, people playing on high-stakes betting terminals in England and Wales will be able to set their own time and money limits. Until now, gamblers have been able to bet £100 ($170) every 20 seconds on gaming machines with fixed odds. With the introduction of a new code designed by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), these betting terminals will have mandatory alerts when a player has ...

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Farmfoods Becomes Fastest Growing Grocer, Beating Supermarkets

During the downturn of the UK’s economy, consumers turned their attention to value for money when shopping, trying to find the elusive combination of cheap-cheap prices and product quality, but favouring the former over the latter. Particularly when it came to food, frozen goods were what the customers turned to - inherently lower prices, less perishable, that kind of thing. So it shouldn’t come as much of ...

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UK Economy and Business Optimism Up

According to various studies, surveys and polls: The UK’s economy is getting better! Not only is the economy expected to grow by 2.5% this year and 2.1% next year, but business optimism is also at a 22-year high. According to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, or NIESR, the path of the UK’s economic recovery is unlikely to waver any time soon. The NIESR's findings back up those from oth ...

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Obama’s “Year of Action” Against Inequality

The US did not have the greatest 2013, with proposals that had the potential for greatness - such as the Affordable Healthcare Act - suffering from enough hiccups that the greatness (for those who believed in it) was tarnished. President Barack Obama needs something good to get people back on his side, and he might just have done it with his State of Union address speech on Tuesday night. Some parts of his ...

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Small Businesses to Get a Boost

The preconception is that if you are a small business owner, the bank is not likely to want to give you a loan, so more than 60% thinking of applying for a loan don’t even bother. But the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) says the banks are far more likely to accept a loan application from a small business than they think. Only 37% of small businesses who are thinking about asking their bank for a loan act ...

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China Becomes World’s Top Trader

At the end of last year, China confirmed their position as the world’s top goods trader for the first time ever, overtaking the US who has held the title for decades. Beijing released figures on 10 January showing that China’s goods trade has risen to approximately 25 trillion yuan, about £2.5 trillion, a record high amount. The General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced that exports rose by almost 8 ...

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Kenya Launches Railway to Boost Trade

Late 2013, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the launch of a railway project that could revolutionise transportation in East Africa. The railway is said to be Kenya’s biggest construction project for their half a century of independence, eventually extending all the way to Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Construction for the first section of the standard gauge railway is meant ...

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