Business

Gender pay gap: Men still earn more than women at most firms

New figures show almost three in four small UK companies pay men more than their female workers.

Business

Southern rail operator Go-Ahead changes track with first foray outside bus and rail

The operator of the Southern rail franchise has moved to add a new line to its business, with its first investment beyond trains and buses into a German car sharing company.

Technology

Building begins on Amazon CEO's $42 million passion project: a 10,000-year clock

Production has begun on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ $42 million project to build a mechanical clock that will last 10,000 years.

Business

Lloyds to unveil £1bn share buyback in annual results

Lloyds is planning to unveil a £1bn share buyback in its results tomorrow, in what could mark the first in a series of cash returns from Britain’s biggest bank.

Technology

Russian bots sow social upheaval across US using Facebook, Twitter, experts say

Russian bots aren't pro-Republican or pro-Democrat: they're simply anti-American.

Top News

Why Coke is winning the cola wars

Pepsi is well behind Coke in the market for regular old cola.

Business

How Illinois Universities Power The Chicago Startup Ecosystem

Illinois universities are producing Chicago's biggest exists,highest valued companies, and would-be unicorns.

Technology

'No Gay? No Way' is wrong message on Amazon HQ2 decision

Companies like Amazon can help raise equality in states that lack protections, say Ryan Roemerman and Bob Witeck.

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Why gay Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy are marketing gold

Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy came out as gay and endorsers have been drawn to their stories.

Business

InterContinental Hotels boss halts special dividend in favour of investment

InterContinental Hotels boss Keith Barr has decided to plough excess cash back into the business rather than give shareholders a bumper payout.

Top News

Infant milk allergy? A farm in Dubai may have the answer

The world's largest camel farm in Dubai has launched an alternative infant formula. It's planning to export to other countries in the Gulf, and India.

Business

MPs publish scathing RBS report and question incoming City watchdog chair's past 'tax avoidance'

MPs have published a scathing report into RBS’s mistreatment of small businesses and questioned the incoming chairman of the City watchdog for his past investment in a "tax avoidance" scheme.

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Walmart's stumbles with online growth

Walmart has been making impressive gains in online sales but the fourth quarter shows its still difficult to go head-to-head with Amazon.

Business

Asda profits slip as price cuts help boost sales 

Asda toasted a fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth today but revealed its profits had slipped in the run up to Christmas as it cut prices amid fierce competition in the grocery market.

Business

Jeremy Corbyn threatens to make bankers 'servants of industry' in fresh attack on the City 

Jeremy Corbyn has launched a fresh attack on the City of London by promising to make financiers "the servants of industry" if he becomes prime minister.

Business

Hikma shares soar as it brings in new boss at 'pivotal time'

FTSE 250 drugmaker Hikma's stock soared on news that it has recruited an industry veteran as chief executive, after facing a raft of recent setbacks.

Technology

Amazon makes Whole Foods more rewarding for Prime members

Amazon paid $13.7 billion for Whole Foods, so the company is understandably very serious about making that money back several times over as soon as possible.

Business

Dunelm shares drop 14pc as profits slip and CFO quits

Shares in homewares retailer Dunelm dropped more than 14pc this morning after it revealed a drop in underlying profits and the departure of its chief financial officer Keith Down.

Top News

Stink bugs on ships disrupt Japan's car exports

A pesky insect known as the "stink bug" is preventing thousands of Japanese cars from being delivered to New Zealand.

Northern Ireland

Lagan Construction Group: Firms set to enter administration

Up to 200 jobs at risk as four companies within a major construction business are set to go into administration.

Business

Fidessa in talks to be acquired by Temenos for £1.4bn 

Fidessa is in advanced talks to be acquired by fellow financial software firm Temenos in a deal that could value the FTSE 250 company at £1.

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