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Heath Ledger's 'bloodied' shirt from Brokeback Mountain could fetch £16k at auction

Tuesday  11:35,   28 march 2017
Press Association

The shirt will be sold in the Hollywood Legends sale in Los Angeles next month.The Western-style shirt, which has patches of fake blood on it, featured in a fight scene with Heath’s co-star Jake Gyllenhaal in Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning 2005[...]

Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Program After Arizona Crash

Tuesday  11:15,   28 march 2017

On Friday, Uber suspended its pilot program in the three cities after the crash, in which a human-driven vehicle "failed to yield" to an Uber vehicle while making a turn.Uber wrapped up a brief investigation and cleared its autonomous cars [...]

Elon Musk's new co could allow uploading, downloading thoughts: Wall Street Journal

Tuesday  11:15,   28 march 2017

Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink Corp through which computers could merge with human brains, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Neuralink is pursuing what[...]

German government worried a 'hard Brexit' would cause market turbulence - report

Tuesday  06:20,   28 march 2017

The German Finance Ministry is worried there will be turbulence on the financial markets if there is a 'hard Brexit', a German newspaper reported on Monday - two days before Britain triggers divorce proceedings with the European Union.[...]

British financial services to accelerate post-Brexit

Tuesday  06:10,   28 march 2017
City AM

Britain’s financial services sector will continue to grow over the next two years with an acceleration after Brexit, new forecasts show. Net business lending will grow £8bn in 2017 to reach £414bn, according to EY’s Item Club[...]

The 5 Habits Millennials Have That Help Propel Their Business Success

Tuesday  05:40,   28 march 2017

They love to push the envelope, ask questions and work in teams. They also consume information much more voraciously than their elders.Certainly millennials are greater beneficiaries of society's advancements in technology and innovation than[...]

Taxpayers face £100m bill over botched deal

Tuesday  05:30,   28 march 2017
Sky News

Taxpayers face a £100m bill after the Government agreed a pay-out to two US firms over the botched handling of a nuclear decommissioning contract. Energy Secretary Greg Clark also ordered an independent inquiry led by former National Grid boss[...]

BT fined record £42m for delayed installations

Tuesday  05:15,   28 march 2017
Sky News

The telecoms regulator has imposed a record £42m fine on BT for "serious failings" at its Openreach division, with the telecoms firm also facing a £300m compensation bill. define("homepageFinanceIndices", ["c.deferred"], function () [...]

FTSE falls and dollar slips in 'Trump tantrum'

Tuesday  04:45,   28 march 2017
Sky News

Stock markets are taking a hit and the dollar has weakened over fears President Trump's promised US tax cuts and infrastructure spending will fail to get off the ground. The FTSE 100 was 1% down in early trading on Monday at 7,261 while[...]

May Prepares Post-EU Plans as `Unstoppable' U.K. Heads for Exit

Tuesday  04:35,   28 march 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to head off moves for Scottish independence in a speech Monday as she finalizes her plans for triggering two years of negotiations to leave the European Union. In a trip north of the border, May will appeal to[...]

Britain's households are more pessimistic than ever about Brexit

Monday  19:00,   27 march 2017

Britain's households have become increasingly pessimistic about the country's economic prospects after Brexit, according to survey data from analytics firm Markit. The findings are based on a representative cross-section of the[...]

FX Focus: Pound hits two-month high against the dollar amid worries over Trump's policies

Monday  18:45,   27 march 2017
International Business Times

Dollar sinks as investors grow doubtful over Donald Trump's ability to push through his policies.By early afternoon, sterling was trading 1.07% higher against the dollar, fetching $1.2603, having climbed above $1.26 for the first time since 2[...]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs AND Price REVEALED In Major Leak

Monday  18:35,   27 march 2017
Know Your Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S8 launches on March 29… but after this leak there will be zero surprisesThe Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will launch on March 29, though this latest leak (via WinFuture), which we’re calling the Mother Load, reveals[...]

How to watch Netflix US from the UK

Monday  17:41,   27 march 2017

Note: You're in breach of Netflix's rules if you do this - it has every right to block your account. So far the streaming service has turned a blind eye to this sort of activity, but you follow these instructions at your own[...]

Santander employs hundreds of UK staff on one-hour contracts

Monday  16:21,   27 march 2017
The Financial Times

The high-street bank Santander employs hundreds of people on “one-hour contracts” that guarantee them just one hour of work per month — a new twist on the sorts of jobs being created in Britain's post-financial crisis flexible labour[...]