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Ryanair passengers get double the time to alter bookings for free

Ryanair passengers get double the time to alter bookings for free

Ryanair passengers will now have 48 hours to make changes to bookings for free after the airline announced a series of “customer care improvements”. Customers currently have a 24-hour grace period to correct any minor errors – for example, a...

Guardian, Saturday, 10:10
 
'We proved Amazon wrong': activists celebrate Bezos' retreat from Queens

'We proved Amazon wrong': activists celebrate Bezos' retreat from Queens

Amazon picked a tough moment to come to New York. Progressive groups were in the ascendant and they turned their fire on an obvious target: a plan to lure a company run by the world’s richest man with $3bn in subsidies and tax breaks. The abrupt...

Guardian, Saturday, 10:10
 
Is private health insurance worth it for those in their 30s?

Is private health insurance worth it for those in their 30s?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. I′m 37 and have been in my company private medical insurance scheme for five...

Guardian, Saturday, 07:52
 
Thousands of workers hit with massive tax avoidance bills

Thousands of workers hit with massive tax avoidance bills

It is turning into one of the ugliest, most emotional and turbulent battles ever fought between the tax authorities and alleged tax avoiders. The Money pages of the Guardian have rarely seen such a huge volume of angry, heartfelt letters from people...

Guardian, Saturday, 07:52
 
Are banks guilty of faking signatures on British court papers?

Are banks guilty of faking signatures on British court papers?

Have some banks, or their legal representatives, been faking signatures on UK court documents used to repossess people’s homes and to recover other debts? It’s a serious charge, but a new campaign group claims there has been “alleged industrial-scale...

Guardian, Saturday, 07:52
 
The community that rejected Amazon

The community that rejected Amazon

A day after Amazon announced it would abandon controversial plans to build a new campus in New York City, the neighbourhood selected for the expansion was still in shock. At Manducatis Rustica, an Italian restaurant on the local high street that was...

BBC, Friday, 23:43
 

Lloyds recruits Morgan Stanley banker as CFO

Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Group has tapped Morgan Stanley investment banker William Chalmers to be its next finance boss. Chalmers is currently co-head of Morgan Stanley’s global financial institutions group, having joined the US bank in...

Scotsman, Friday, 18:22
 
Pret a Manger to add full ingredients list to product labels

Pret a Manger to add full ingredients list to product labels

Pret a Manger plans to introduce full lists of ingredients on its products by the end of the summer as it fulfils a promise to improve labelling after the death of a customer who suffered an allergic reaction to one of its baguettes. The company is...

Guardian, Friday, 16:01
 
Why did the Airbus A380 fail?

Why did the Airbus A380 fail?

When Singapore Airlines took the A380 superjumbo for its first commercial flight in 2007, there was widespread applause that the future of air travel had arrived. But the Airbus programme, long-delayed and over-budget, never really shook off...

BBC, Friday, 13:18
 

Patisserie Valerie subsidiary sold in £2.5m deal

Administrators to stricken cake chain Patisserie Valerie have sold off Baker & Spice, one of the firm’s sister brands, to the Department of Coffee & Social Affairs for £2.5 million. Baker & Spice has five stores in Belgravia, Chelsea,...

Scotsman, Friday, 12:25
 
Brumadinho dam collapse: Eight arrests at Brazil's Vale

Brumadinho dam collapse: Eight arrests at Brazil's Vale

Eight employees of the Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the breaking of a dam last month. The breaking of the Feijao dam, which was used to collect mining waste, killed at least 166 people in...

BBC, Friday, 12:08
 

Why has JP Morgan launched a cryptocurrency?

Banking giant JP Morgan has created its own cryptocurrency to help clients transfer money instantly.  The company’s “JPM coins” will be based on blockchain technology, the same architecture used by the likes of bitcoin and ethereum, facilitating...

The Week, Friday, 11:59
 
US-China trade talks break up without deal

US-China trade talks break up without deal

Trade talks between the US and China have broken up without a deal, with the US warning that "very difficult issues" remain unresolved. The talks in China this week were aimed at securing a new deal before further US tariffs are imposed on 1...

BBC, Friday, 11:58
 
Fired for no reason? US fast-food workers in fresh assault on unfair dismissals

Fired for no reason? US fast-food workers in fresh assault on unfair dismissals

It’s easy to get fired in fast food. According to a recent report, one fast-food worker said she was fired because her nails were too long; another because she said she didn’t smile enough. That might be about to change. In a first-in-the-nation...

Guardian, Friday, 11:49
 

Royal Bank of Scotland profits rise as lender issues special dividend

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported its second successive year in the black and announced a £1.6 billion final dividend, resulting in a near £1bn windfall for the taxpayer. The lender, still 62.4 per cent owned by the UK government, saw bottom line...

Scotsman, Friday, 11:23
 


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