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Today is Amazon’s 20th birthday. If it was a person, it would now be old enough to drink in Iceland and Japan, and vote in Bahrain and Taiwan.
Talk about timing. Apple is due to report third quarter results later today and rumours that it the tech giant has placed record orders for the new iPhone have started doing rounds.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, time and again, has said he doesn’t want to be a “billionaire with a yacht” and that he doesn’t identify with the super-rich.
The number of young people buying houses in the UK fell to a record low of 3% of sales in June.Video:
Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is likely to have a tough week as the postal service is set to have its first annual general meeting after the privatisation on Thursday.
Police have carried out a controlled explosion of a suspect package outside the Houses of Parliament.
The UK is set to see the best GDP growth in the G7 this year.
Tesco CEO Philip Clarke announced he would be stepping down amid the supermarket giant’s profit warning. We take a look at its three biggest mistakes leading up to this point (with the help of some analysts).1. It forgot we care about prices and the shopping experience
It’s a little hard to believe that the man who has amassed a $72bn fortune – making him the second-richest person in the world, after Bill Gates – would ever work only three days a week.
Protesters gathered in London this weekend calling on the British government to help support those living in Gaza and help end Israeli strikes on the area.
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Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has agreed to step down as the retailer issued a profit warning today.
Though nothing is yet confirmed, suspicions are being voiced
Flight MH17 leaves Amsterdam
Did you wake up in the middle of the night last night to flashing light and loud crashing?
US President Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton, being interviewed by US broadcaster Charlie Rose yesterday in the US (full video below), has suggested that the MH17 crash “probably had to be” Russian insurgents.
Rupert Murdoch, eh? You just can’t stop the man.
All Londoners have an opinion on the Shard. The 87-storey Qatari owned skyscraper on the Southbank has become a dominating aspect of the London Skyline, and is now among several British buildings in contention for a major architecture prize.
A rite of passage for any newspaper journalist is nailing the “hot weather” story. The “phwoar, what a scorcher!” tests a hack’s creativity and ingenuity – because essentially, it’s a weather forecast. Every synonym for “hot” is dragged kicking and screaming out of the thesaurus and punched repeatedly into Microsoft Word, until the story starts to look interesting.
Could David Cameron’s new cabinet provide the perfect opportunity for the government to re-engineer Britain’s human rights laws?
The prime minister is facing a mushrooming “honours for rejects” scandal as allegations emerge that he’s offering knighthoods to some of the ministers he’s just booted out of the cabinet.
It’s another feather in the hat for London’s fintech (financial technology) community today as superstar Funding Circle announces that it has raised a colossal $65m in its series D funding round.
Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell invested in a tax avoidance scheme, BBC Newsnight has revealed.
Airship port or medieval village? The plans for Heathrow's redevelopment that Boris has commissioned
If Boris Johnson gets his way, and Heathrow is bulldozed and a vast new airport is built in the Thames Estuary, then what could all the freed-up land south-west of London be used for?
You might think you’ve had a pay rise, but if it’s less than 2%, your wages are actually falling.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that the UK could see its economy plunge into recession again if the housing market is left unchecked.
The House of Commons has passed controversial new data laws that guarantee the UK’s security services access to the population’s internet and telephone data.