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Daily Archives: July 15, 2019

The pound’s fall: A tale of two cities

Image copyrightAFPImage captionTimes Square Rob and Chloe are sharing a small Starbucks while admiring the bright lights of New York’s Times Square. Coffee cost? Almost $5. They’ve also had a cake and a sandwich. $16-plus. Based on the exchange rate they got back in Kent, nurse Chloe estimates the total …

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Vueling ‘most delayed’ airline in UK

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Vueling Airlines is the least punctual major airline flying from airports in the UK, new research shows. The Spanish carrier’s UK departures were delayed by an average of 31 minutes last year, according to analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data by the PA news agency. Thomas Cook …

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Whistleblowers: ‘We spoke out and lost our jobs’

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES As MPs and peers call for an overhaul of laws surrounding whistleblowing, a former private school teacher explains why she took the difficult decision to speak out. “We both lost our jobs, it was absolutely horrendous,” says Katherine. “I was completely clueless and didn’t even know I …

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Trade negotiators wanted to fill Brexit gap

Image captionLiam Fox wants to recruit a new generation of professional negotiators for trade talks A new generation of UK trade negotiators is to be recruited in an open-access scheme launched by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. It follows warnings of a shortage of experienced UK trade negotiators during the …

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China’s economy grows at slowest pace since 1990s

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since the early 1990s in the second quarter, official figures showed. In the three months to June, the economy grew 6.2% from a year earlier. The result was in line with forecasts. China has moved to stimulate its economy this …

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Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

Media captionHow the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal unfolded US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data …

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