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Johnson & Johnson told to pay £3.6bn in talc cancer case

Friday  17:56,   13 july 2018
news.sky

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69bn (£3.6bn) to 22 women who alleged the pharmaceutical company's talc products contain asbestos that caused cancer. A Missouri jury ruled in favour of the women after a six-week trial and[...]
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Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

Friday  15:25,   13 july 2018
msn

Beijing is putting billions of dollars behind facial recognition and other technologies to track and control its citizens.ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin[...]

Ryanair pilots announce two further 24-hour strikes are planned

Friday  12:20,   13 july 2018
independent.ie

Ryanair pilots have announced plans to hold two further days of strike action.A 24-hour strike was held today after crunch talks between Ryanair and the IALPA broke down last[...]

Parents face 'utterly insane' nine-hour queues and riot fears at Build-A-Bear shops across Britain due to 'pay you age' sale where £50 cuddly toys are being sold for a few pounds

Friday  12:00,   13 july 2018
dailymail.co.uk

There are scenes of chaos around the country and fears of 'riots' as thousands of families queue for Build-A-Bear stores' 'Pay Your Age Day' promotion.There are scenes of chaos around the country and fears of 'riots' as thousands [...]

City takes a swipe at Brexit white paper

Friday  11:55,   13 july 2018
news.sky

How employers and business groups have reacted to the publication of the government's Brexit white paper::: Policy chairman at the City of London Corporation, Catherine McGuinness, said: "Today's Brexit white paper is a real blow for the UK's[...]

Fox given all-clear to buy Sky amid takeover battle

Friday  06:55,   13 july 2018
msn

Newly appointed Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said it was now up to Sky shareholders to decide whether to accept Fox’s bid.Newly appointed Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said he agreed with his predecessor’s final decision to accept Fox’s planned [...]

UK’s renters face squeeze as tax reforms shrink supply of homes

Thursday  17:20,   12 july 2018
msn

UK’s renters face squeeze as tax reforms shrink supply of homesLetting agents have reported a drop in the number of new instructions on properties to let for 21 consecutive months, according to the latest monthly residential market survey by the[...]

DFS says UK's heatwave is behind falling earnings

Thursday  15:02,   12 july 2018
news.sky

DFS Furniture has warned that the UK's heatwave has hit its bottom line, with full-year earnings for 2018 expected to be lower than 2017. The owner of Dwell and Sofa Workshop says shoppers have been kept out of its stores because of the hot[...]

Papa John's chairman resigns over N-word use

Thursday  13:25,   12 july 2018
news.sky

The founder of Papa John's Pizza has resigned as the company's chairman after using the N-word on a conference call. John Schnatter, who has been the public face of the global restaurant chain, caused controversy in May when he said:[...]

Supply of 100 UK medicines to be disrupted, warns EMA

Thursday  04:35,   12 july 2018
msn

Supply of 100 UK medicines to be disrupted, warns EMAThe assessment has come from the European Medicines Agency, the regulator, following a survey of action taken by pharmaceutical companies to safeguard supplies of almost 700 products whose[...]

Daily Mail plots bid for The Week magazine

Thursday  04:20,   12 july 2018
news.sky

The Daily Mail's owner has tabled a bid to buy the current affairs magazine The Week amid a hotly contested battle to break up the media group behind Viz. Sky News has learnt that Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) lodged a formal offer last[...]

Russian hackers 'targeted Ukraine's water supply'

Wednesday  18:41,   11 july 2018
news.sky

An overflow station that cleans Ukraine's water supply has been targeted by Russian hackers, officials have claimed. The Security Service of Ukraine said Kremlin-sponsored attackers targeted "critical infrastructure" that sanitises the nation's [...]

Burberry fashions sales rise but warns of falling tourist numbers causing it pain in the UK

Wednesday  18:41,   11 july 2018
dailymail.co.uk

It is the latest in a line of upmarket brands, including Mulberry, to blame a dip in tourism for sluggish UK sales. Burberry said this was offset, however, by high demand in Hong Kong.It is the latest in a line of upmarket brands, including[...]

It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off its £500,000 fine for the Cambridge Analytica scandal (FB)

Wednesday  15:45,   11 july 2018
techinsider.io

It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off its £500,000 fine for the Cambridge Analytica scandal[...]

Trade war ramps up as US threatens $200bn in Chinese goods

Wednesday  15:01,   11 july 2018
msn

The United States and China have fired the next shots in their escalating trade war, with Washington threatening to impose fresh tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods and Beijing vowing to retaliate. The latest moves in the ballooning[...]