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How the fridge became a million dollar idea

For centuries, people packed their food in ice to keep it fresh, which was too bad for people who lived in the tropics. Then, an American scientist discovered that compressed chemicals could do the same…


Uber Eats drivers block London streets in pay protest

Uber Eats drivers staged a protest over pay at the company’s London offices. They were protesting changes to the payment structure in the city, claiming rates for every delivery had been reduced without agreement. Uber…





Wells Fargo to reduce workforce by up to 10%

Image copyright Getty Images The troubled US bank Wells Fargo is planning a steep reduction of staff that could affect more than 26,000 people. The firm said it expects headcount to decline by 5% to…


Evans Cycles seeks new owner amid cash crunch

Image copyright Evans Cycles Image caption Evans Cycles has 60 stores across the UK Evans Cycles has put itself up for sale as it seeks fresh funding amid tough High Street trading conditions. The BBC…


Barclays resolves online banking glitch

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays says it has resolved a glitch that left frustrated customers locked out of their online accounts for hours on Thursday. The problem began during the morning and hit the Barclays…


Canada cannabis stocks see mood swings

Image copyright Tilray Image caption Tilray’s US share price has been volatile Canadian cannabis companies have seen turbulent trading on Wall Street as US investors seek to catch the buzz from their northern neighbours. With…


John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies

Image copyright Getty Images One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will no longer offer policies that do not include digital fitness tracking. John Hancock will now sell only “interactive” policies that…