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7:38 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Last chance saloon for U.K.-EU trade talks, as Johnson threatens to walk out on deal. But is he serious?British industrial lobbies have warned of a massive logistical problem at the border if the two sides failed to clinch a deal.
12:11 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - By Matt Smith
How meat plant COVID outbreaks revealed ‘devastating’ workplace conditionsA series of coronavirus flare-ups in food facilities has highlighted lax labor practices in the U.S., U.K. and Germany.
2:57 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Rupert Steiner
Swedish retail giant H&M cuts 20% of jobs from COS brand HQ World’s second biggest fashion group H&M is to cut up to 20% of head office staff from its COS brand The world’s second biggest fashion group is to shrink its workforce due to coronavirus and follows similar moves by Walgreens Boots and Burberry.
10:06 a.m. July 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 top 12 million, and WHO warns pandemic is ‘not under control’ ‘We have to shut down again and bring the U.S. back up slowly, in a measured way,’ says Michael OsterholmThe number of confirmed cases of the illness caused by the coronavirus rose above 12 million on Thursday, as the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic is still accelerating and most countries do not have it under control.
12:40 p.m. July 3, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Dark day for workers as thousands lose jobs including 15,000 at Boeing rival Airbus A raft of employers have announced thousands of job cuts in two days signaling lasting problems caused by coronavirus lockdownsThe U.K. government’s job support package has paid the wages of 9.3 million workers since April, but in August it will be relaxed and there are fears this could cause a wave of unemployment.
7:39 a.m. July 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in New HampshireThe British socialite, 58, was taken into custody in New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on charges related to Epstein, sources said. She is expected to appear later Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
11:07 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Rupert Steiner
The owner of the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph set to cut up to 100 staff despite big jump in subscribers The Telegraph Media Group has told up to 100 staff that their jobs might be cutThe Telegraph Media Group, owner of some of Britain’s most prestigious newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, has told up to 100 staff that their jobs might be cut.
1:43 a.m. June 16, 2020 - By Rupert Steiner
Social-distancing ‘champions,’ one-way store traffic, long lines — the new normal for England’s shoppers Harrods and thousands of U.K. shops opened their doors for the first time in three months on Monday Harrods along with thousands of other U.K. shops opened its doors for the first time in three months on Monday as Brits emerged from lockdown and stood in long lines to buy clothing, electronics, and beauty products.
1:04 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise for third straight session, with investors cheered by China data Renault, TUI lead gains European stocks extended gains for a third day on Wednesday as investors looked past U.S. unrest to data indicating more economic strength as global pandemic lock downs unwind.
7:10 a.m. May 1, 2020 - By Callum Keown
U.K. stocks close lower and U.S. stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs and earnings spook investorsBritish stocks and U.S. futures moved lower early on a quiet Friday as investors digested earnings warnings, gloomy economic data and the potential resumption of U.S.-China trade tensions.
10:36 p.m. April 29, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
U.K. deaths pass 26,000 mark as figures include nursing-home cases for the first time Updated figures mean U.K.’s official death toll is now higher than France’s or Spain’s Britain’s coronavirus death toll rises by 3,811 to 26,097 as government counts deaths in care homes and the wider community for the first time.
9:32 a.m. April 20, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
A million Brits are set to have their wages paid by the state as firms rush to join new compensation scheme 140,000 companies applied for compensation funding employee wages for over 1 million on day one of the job retention scheme140,000 firms applied for government compensation for maintaining employee wages through the coronavirus on Monday
6:14 a.m. April 14, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Top hotels for the homeless and gourmet meals for health workers — U.K. businesses step up as coronavirus crisis deepens Initiative also offers work for laid-off restaurant staffSince the U.K. government introduced strict lockdown measures, businesses, individuals, and the hospitality industry have rallied to support NHS staff, the homeless, and at-risk people across the country.
8:01 a.m. March 28, 2020 - By Amanda Woods
Alcohol labeled an ‘unhelpful’ coping strategy for coronavirus-era cabin fever by WHOA World Health Organization official is labeling the consumption of alcoholic drinks an “unhelpful coping strategy” for cabin fever during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to a new report.
10:33 a.m. March 25, 2020 - By Bérengère Sim
‘Misunderstandings can be more common’ — the perils of working from home during the coronavirus pandemic When it comes to the coronavirus crisis at work, keeping in touch and talking is keyWhen it comes to the coronavirus crisis at work, keeping in touch and talking is key.
11:10 a.m. March 20, 2020 - By Callum Keown
U.K. government to pay up to 80% of wages in ‘economic fight-back’ against coronavirus as pubs are forced to closeThe government has stepped in to help pay U.K. workers’ lost wages in an unprecedented move amid the deepening coronavirus crisis.
8:17 p.m. Feb. 13, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Get ready for a stock peak this summer, then a U.S. recession, warns fund manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOn a day when the headlines are gloomy, our call of the day may not cheer you up. Pictet fund manager is warning of a stock market peak by summer, and recession by the end of the year.
6:39 a.m. Jan. 17, 2020 - By Dinara Bekmagambetova
Security guards in world famous Harrods store could go on strike Dispute is over pay and unpaid workThe store’s security officers and video surveillance operators, members of the U.K.’s biggest union, Unite, have begun voting on strike action.
2:27 p.m. Dec. 22, 2019 - Associated Press
Tesco halts Christmas-card production at Chinese factory over claim of forced labor 6-year-old finds card with message written inside asking for helpThe U.K.-based grocery chain Tesco said it halted production at a factory in China on Sunday after a British newspaper reported the factory used forced labor to produce charity Christmas cards for the supermarket.
6:42 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - By Peter Morici
U.K. elections could be the beginning of the end of the EU Once the rest of Europe sees how Britain prospers, they’ll leave tooThis week’s elections in U.K. could prove to be the beginning of the end for the European Union.
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