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Trump calls for CNN boss Jeff Zucker to be fired

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption US President Trump has attacked CNN again US President Donald Trump has attacked CNN’s president Jeff Zucker on Twitter, saying that he should be fired. President Trump said CNN’s “hatred and extreme bias” towards him made the media organisation “unable to function”. “Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, […]

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Aston Martin revs up for London listing

Image copyright Getty Images Aston Martin is expected to confirm plans to list on the London Stock Exchange when it announces annual results on Wednesday morning. The British sports car maker said earlier this year it was considering making its shares available to the public or looking for a buyer. It is understood the company […]

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House of Fraser attacks ‘greedy’ landlords

Image copyright EPA House of Fraser has criticised “greedy landlords” that are resisting new owner Mike Ashley’s attempts to cut rents on the store chain’s 59 outlets. Earlier this month the Sports Direct owner bought the retailer for £90m after it collapsed into administration. It has been seeking to cut rents in an attempt to […]

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Would it matter if chequebooks ran out?

Debate over the future of cheques has been reignited amid a pay dispute at a company that has been printing cheques for more than 100 years. Some 79 members of the Unite union at Communisis in Crewe said their industrial action could have affected supply to High Street banks. Strikes scheduled this week have been […]

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The robot that watches as you cross the road

Image copyright Jaguar Land Rover British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is testing a robot that catches your eye as you cross the road. The self-driving pods, which feature large “virtual eyes”, are being trialled in Coventry to try to increase humans’ trust in autonomous cars. An American Automobile Association study found that 63% of people […]

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US-Mexico reach NAFTA breakthrough

Image copyright ReutersImage caption U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) embraces Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo The US and Mexico have reached common ground on key trade terms as pressure mounts to complete renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. US President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the existing deal, tweeted the apparent […]

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KSI v Logan Paul: Twitch pirates outnumbered YouTube payers

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Reports suggest that more people watched the fights for free than paid for the official feeds Amazon’s Twitch is facing criticism after reports that pirated streams of two boxing matches featuring YouTube celebrities that it hosted attracted more viewers than official channels. At one point, more than one million users were […]

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Uber ‘to focus on bikes over cars’

Image copyright AFPImage caption Uber has partnered with Lime, whose scooters are available in a number of cities including Paris Uber says it plans to focus more on its electric scooter and bike business, and less on cars, despite the fact it could hurt profits. Boss Dara Khosrowshahi said that individual modes of transport were […]