Amazon posts fourth quarter of record profit

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon has posted a fourth successive quarter of record profit. The online retailer and cloud computing provider said net profit more than doubled to $3.56bn (£2.76bn),

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Sri Lanka travel: what should you do?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The advice from the Foreign Office comes after the Easter Sunday bombings in which

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Betting giants pledge sports ad bans

Image copyright PA Two UK betting giants have said they will change how they advertise as part of a move to fight problem gambling. GVC, which owns the Ladbrokes, Coral

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RBS chief executive Ross McEwan resigns

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of RBS, Ross McEwan, has resigned after five and a half years in the post. Mr McEwan said that he had “delivered the

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Is China losing the battle against an incurable pig virus?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China claims to have culled more than one million pigs, but analysts believe the figure may be under-reported Global pandemics that impact on food

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Easyjet bans nuts on all flights to protect passengers

Image copyright Getty Images Easyjet has banned the sale of nuts on flights to help protect passengers with allergies. The airline will also ban passengers from eating nut products if

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Boeing uncertain how 737 crashes will hit profits

Image copyright Getty Images Boeing has said it still does not know how the crisis over the safety of its 737 Max 8 jets will affect its profits. In its

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Government borrowing lowest for 17 years

Image copyright Getty Images Government borrowing last year fell to its lowest annual level in 17 years, official figures show. Borrowing for the 2018-2019 financial year was £24.7bn, £17.2bn less

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Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law

Image copyright Brigitte Baudresson Image caption Pierucci’s five-year ordeal is a cautionary tale for globe-trotting executives In April 2013, as Frédéric Pierucci stepped off a plane at New York’s JFK

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Labour pledges to end ‘slum’ office housing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe families living in converted office blocks in Harlow Labour says it would scrap a government scheme that allows offices and industrial

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