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Ryanair cautious on outlook as profits slide

Image copyright EPA Ryanair’s profits fell by nearly a third last year to €1bn (£880m) as fuel costs rose and fares fell. Europe’s biggest discount airline added that profits could be lower this year as…


Commuters braced as railway timetables change

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The network was hit by widespread delays and cancellations a year ago The new National Rail summer timetable has come into effect, with 1,000 new train services being introduced…


The firms turning their workers into owners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julian Richer gave staff 60% of his company, Richer Sounds In the past few weeks a few employees have suddenly found they didn’t just work for their company, they…



US supercomputer maker Cray Inc bought in £1bn deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Cray supercomputer is used by the Met Office for weather forecasting. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has bought Cray Inc, maker of some of the fastest supercomputers in the…


‘Booth babes’ cause controversy at business show

Image copyright VLSA Image caption The VLSA stand at Business Show 2019 Whether it’s effective, inappropriate or both, some firms still use women in skimpy dresses to market their wares. Visitors to this week’s Business…



Thomas Cook shares ‘worthless’, says Citigroup

Image copyright AFP Shares in Thomas Cook have plunged 30% after analysts at a bank said the travel firm’s shares were “worthless”. Thomas Cook’s tour operations and airline are worth £738m, but its debt is…


Amazon invests in Deliveroo food courier

Image copyright Getty Images Online giant Amazon has announced a big investment in food courier Deliveroo. The exact figure was not given, but Amazon is the biggest investor in Deliveroo’s latest round of fund raising,…