Category: Business

Distraction tactics

Image copyright Getty Images Can you really revise for exams at the same time as conducting multiple simultaneous conversations on social media? Have teenagers really developed such skills of multi-tasking that they can respond...

Penis advert appeared in video game apps

Image copyright ASAImage caption An animated version of these images appeared within the games (the black boxes have been added by the BBC) A US online retailer has been reprimanded for promoting an explicit...

More heavy losses for Johnston Press

Image copyright Getty Images One of Britain’s major news publishing groups has sustained another year of large losses due to its heavy debt burden and falling value of its titles. Johnston Press, which publishes...

Lloyds Banking Group to close 49 branches

Image copyright Getty Images Lloyds Banking Group has announced that 49 branches will be closed. Those closures, along with reorganisation elsewhere at the bank, will affect 1,230 jobs. Lloyds says it is creating 925...

Lloyds Bank to close 49 branches

Image copyright Getty Images Lloyds Banking Group has announced that 49 branches will be closed. Those closures, along with reorganisation elsewhere at the bank, will affect 1,230 jobs. Lloyds says it is creating 925...

Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Image copyright Reuters Ikea is investigating a “cyber-security incident” involving its odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit. The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling...

Pound remains close to post-Brexit high

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has hit its highest level since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016. The pound gained more than 0.2% to $1.437, beating a previous post-Brexit-vote...

UK pay squeeze comes to an end

Image copyright Getty Images The UK pay squeeze has come to an end as wage rises have moved above the rate of inflation for the first time in a year. Latest estimates show that...

Primark and JD Sports buck UK retail gloom

Image copyright Reuters Associated British Foods, owner of Primark, has hailed the clothing chain’s UK performance as “remarkable” after a boost in like-for-like sales. However, the UK results were not enough to offset a...