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Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed

The Guardian 128 sources

Employment tribunal ruling states company must also pay national living wage with far-reaching implications for the gig economy

Tony Blair Wants Another EU Referendum To Reverse 'Catastrophe' Of Brexit

Huffington Post UK 36 sources

Tony Blair has said there should be a second referendum to reverse the “catastrophe” of Brexit if people want one.

Apple raises computer prices in UK

BBC / Technology 6 sources

Apple increases the prices of its laptop and desktop computers by hundreds of pounds in the UK.

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Morrisons becomes first supermarket to put up price of Marmite just weeks after Tesco refuses Unilever post-Brexit pressure

Mirror Online 6 sources

In a row which became known as Marmitegate, the mega-supplier had wanted Tesco to increase prices by 10% to take into account the falling value of the pound - but the chain refused

Mazda's redesigned CX-5, Volkswagen's all-new Atlas SUV and more

We've also got Uber's latest transportation goal, Nissan's first Star Wars spot and more in today's Daily Drive-Thru.


INCHES from WW3? US and Russian jets in terrifying NEAR MISS in skies over Syria

A RUSSIAN fighter almost collided with an American warplane over Syria in a terrifying near miss that could have triggered another world war, US officials have revealed.


US economy strengthens as GDP rises by 2.9% – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, including new growth reports from France, Spain and the US

Drivers win tribunal case against Uber

Sky News / US News 87 sources

Two drivers have won a landmark tribunal case against Uber over workers' rights.


INSIGHT: Facebook executives feel the heat of content controversies

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After Facebook's removal of an iconic Vietnam war photo stirred an international uproar last month, the social network's executives quickly backtracked and cleared its publication.


Iain Duncan Smith Says Parts Of Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' Benefits Film Are 'Simply Not True'

Huffington Post UK 6 sources

Iain Duncan Smith has rejected the portrayal of the benefit system shown in Ken Loach’s new film ‘I, Daniel Blake’.


US internet providers will soon need your permission to sell your data

The Next Web 76 sources

New rules passed by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will see the end of an era for internet service providers (ISPs), as they’ll soon be required to secure customers’ permission before sharing or selling their personal data…


RBS reports £469m loss in third quarter

Sky News / Business 48 sources

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a third-quarter loss of £469m, setting aside £425m for litigation and conduct costs.


'No cheque book' involved in Nissan pledge, says minister

The Guardian 13 sources

Business secretary says car giant was not offered compensation to keep investing in Britain after accusations of sweetheart deal


Broadband privacy rules approved despite industry pushback

CBS News / SciTech 76 sources

Federal regulators approved new broadband privacy rules that make internet service providers ask permission before using customer data


Plane carrying Donald Trump running mate Mike Pence slides off runway

Daily Star 277 sources

A PLANE carrying Donald Trump's running mate slid off a runway on a US election campaign stop.

Dollar, bond yields stand tall on enhanced Fed rate hike prospects

Reuters 15 sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar stood near a three-month high against the yen on Friday after increased chances for a near-term U.S. interest rate hike boosted Treasury yields that had already gained in the wake of a surge in British and euro…


Alphabet's quarterly revenue rises 20.2 percent

(Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet Inc reported a 20.2 percent increase in quarterly revenue on Thursday, helped by robust sales of advertising on mobile devices and YouTube.

Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton present united front at North Carolina rally

ITV / News 194 sources

The current and former First Ladies praised one another's record and experience - before criticising Republican Donald Trump on both fronts.


The 7 biggest announcements from Apple's MacBook event

The Verge 413 sources

Apple’s keynote today focused on the Mac and the company's vision idea for the future of TV. New MacBook Pros are coming, including one that’s thinner than the Macbook Air, as is a new feature called the Touch Bar. The Touch Bar replaces…


UK economy shrugs off Brexit uncertainty with 0.5% growth

Although cranes dominate the City of London skyline the construction sector fared badly in the last quarter. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA. Phillip Inman Economics correspondent. Thursday 27 October 2016 14.55 EDT Last modified on Thursday 27…

Thursday, Oct 27

Twitter's video-sharing mobile app Vine to close

Reuters / Technology 124 sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc announced Thursday that it would discontinue the video-sharing mobile app Vine, as it moves to cut 9 percent of its workforce worldwide to keep costs down after beating Wall Street quarterly earnings…

UK economy defies fears of slowdown after Brexit vote

The Guardian 102 sources

Official figures reveal solid growth of 0.5%, beating gloomy forecasts

EU-Canada trade deal: Belgians break Ceta deadlock

BBC.com 113 sources

Belgian regions agree to back the deadlocked EU-Canada trade deal, says Belgium's prime minister.

Wednesday, Oct 26

May 'warned against Brexit before referendum'

Sky News 24 sources

Theresa May privately warned a month before the EU referendum that companies would leave the UK if the country voted for Brexit, according to a report in The Guardian.

Russian warships: Spain says refuelling request withdrawn

BBC 79 sources

Russia withdraws a request for warships to refuel in Spain, following concern among Nato allies.

Microsoft Surface Studio PC announced for $2,999, coming this holiday

The Verge 224 sources

Microsoft's Surface family has officially expanded to include the desktop. The company just announced the Surface Studio at today's event in New York City. It will be available "in limited quantities" this holiday for $2,999. Pre-orders…

Vodafone fined £4.6 million for 'serious and sustained' customer failings

ITV / News 54 sources

Vodafone has been fined £4.6 million by the industry regulator for "serious and sustained" breaches of consumer protection rules.

Tuesday, Oct 25

Mobile content spurs AT&T's need for Time-Warner

Computerworld 186 sources

The intrinsic value of AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner is based primarily on recent growth in mobile video consumption, especially among users under age 35.

Labour fined over 'Ed Stone' general election costs

BBC / UK 10 sources

Labour is fined for failing to declare all of its general election expenses - including the stone tablet unveiled by Ed Miliband during the campaign.

Heathrow expansion: Zac Goldsmith to resign over third runway decision - live

The Guardian 326 sources

Decision will trigger tricky by-election for Conservatives

British Airways passengers rushed to Vancouver hospital after smoke inhalation

BRITISH Airways passengers and crew, including three pilots, are being treated by doctors in Vancouver after a medical diversion - possibly due to smoke inhalation.

Monday, Oct 24

CETA is OVER: Belgian PM kills trade deal in devastating blow to EU

Daily Express 142 sources

THE BELGIAN prime minister has told European Council President Donald Tusk that he could not agree to sign an EU-Canada trade deal because he had failed to secure the agreement of regional authorities.

Sturgeon says UK government is floundering over plans for Brexit

ITV / News 54 sources

"You can't undermine something that doesn't exist" says the Scottish leader in biting comments on Theresa May's plans for exiting the bloc.

Christian bakers lose 'gay cake' appeal

BBC 72 sources

The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery lose an appeal against a ruling that their refusal to make a 'gay cake' was discriminatory.

AT&T-Time Warner Deal Is Mostly About Defense

AT&T and Time Warner are suiting up for the Great Media Game. Their strategy to win is more about defense than offense.

Sunday, Oct 23

AT&T announces it will buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

BBC.com 579 sources

The US telecoms giant AT&T announces that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn, but the deal still need regulators' approval.

Paul Nuttall And Suzanne Evans Announce Ukip Leadership Bids

Huffington Post UK 40 sources

Suzanne Evans and Paul Nuttall have both announced they will stand to be leader of Ukip.

Banks plan to leave UK in early 2017 due to Brexit fears

Metro.co.uk 18 sources

Dark clouds loom over financial services in London (Picture: Getty)