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Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 40 women have accused Mr Weinstein of misconduct Harvey Weinstein’s former company has filed for bankruptcy, months after the Oscar-winning producer was accused of multiple sexual assaults. The move by the Weinstein Company is intended to facilitate a buy-out offer from a private …

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A third of Easter egg weight can be packaging, Which? says

Image copyright Which? Image caption Thorntons Classic egg comes with substantial packaging As much as a third of the weight of an Easter egg is still the cardboard and plastic packaging it comes in, according to research by Which?. However, manufacturers have made big strides to make sure such packaging …

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'Irresponsible' company bosses face government crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption BHS collapsed in 2017 with the loss of 11,000 jobs “Irresponsible” company directors who profit from their firm’s failure while workers and suppliers lose out face a fresh crackdown under government plans. Proposals include clawing back money for workers and suppliers by reversing asset …

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Michael Sheen takes aim at high cost of rent-to-own

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Sheen hopes the alliance can drive change to regulation The actor Michael Sheen has founded a new initiative aimed at providing “fairer alternatives” to mainstream rent-to-own firms and payday lenders. The End High Cost Credit Alliance aims to create a “social movement” that …

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Catching cyber-crooks

If you want a job that rides the wave of the future, get hired by a firm that combats cyber-threats. Criminal and malicious hackers are endlessly inventive and every day despatch novel viruses and other digital threats into cyber-space to wreak havoc. Getting paid to tackle these is about as …

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Tapping or talking

Image copyright ANNA BON Image caption Illiterate farmer Yacouba Sawadogo tests out a mobile web-to-voice service in Burkina Faso We’re growing more used to chatting to our computers, phones and smart speakers through voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google’s Assistant. And blind and partially sighted …

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Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexander Nix is the CEO of Cambridge Analytica The UK’s Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham says she will seek a warrant to look at the databases and servers used by British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. The firm is accused of using the personal data …

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John Lewis boss: There's still a role for shops

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘The High Street dying story is overstated’ The High Street isn’t dead, the boss of department store chain John Lewis has said ahead of its 50th shop opening. The new shop comes amid a shopping slowdown that has seen a host of …

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Channel 4 has gender pay gap of 24.2%

Image copyright Adam Lawrence Image caption Alex Mahon became boss of Channel 4 last year Channel 4 has revealed it pays its female staff almost a quarter less than its male staff on average. Its 24.2% median gender pay gap is above the 18.4% UK average, and comes despite the …

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Uber halts self-driving car tests after death

Image copyright Getty Images Uber said it is suspending self-driving car tests in all North American cities after a fatal accident. A woman was hit by a car and killed as she crossed the street in Tempe, Arizona. While self-driving cars have been involved in several accidents, it is thought …

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