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UK’s teachers and civil servants join biggest strikes in years on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says big pay rises will fuel inflation Schools will close, most trains will not run More strikes involving health workers due next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, train drivers and university lecturers walked out over …

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The mouse that roared: New Zealand and the world’s 2% inflation target

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan 30 (Reuters) – More than 30 years ago, some relatively youthful central bank and Treasury economists in New Zealand were grappling with how to bring two decades of double-digit inflation under control in an economy less than 1% the size of its US counterpart. What if, they asked, they just told …

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Adani hits back at Hindenburg, says it made all disclosures

Adani issues 413-page rebuttal to Hindenburg report US short-seller’s report sparked falls in Adani shares Adani says comply with laws, necessary disclosures Adani CFO confident $2.5 bln share sale will succeed NEW DELHI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – India’s Adani Group issued a detailed riposte on Sunday to a Hindenburg Research report that sparked a $48 …

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Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepared for final send-off

Final 747 freighter to be delivered to Atlas Air Ends more than five decades of commercial output Nearly bankrupt Boeing, before becoming a cash cow Easy to fly, says rock star-pilot Bruce Dickinson SEATTLE/PARIS, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Boeing’s (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably most aesthetic “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air travel only to see …

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Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Google’s parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) is cutting about 12,000 jobs as it faces “a different economic reality”, it said in a staff memo, doubling down on artificial intelligence (AI) and axing staff who support experimental projects. The job cuts affect 6% of its workforce, and follows thousands of layoffs at tech …

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British shoppers defy cost-of-living crisis at Christmas

Early signs UK retailers’ Christmas exceeded expectations Next posts 4.8% rise in full-price sales in 9 weeks to Dec. 30 Sales at B&M, Greggs and Boots also rise Retail stocks jump LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Britons spent more than expected over Christmas, Next, one of the country’s biggest clothing retailers, said on Thursday in …

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Russia sends more Arctic oil to China, India after sanctions

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Russia is sending more crude oil produced in the Arctic region to China and India, and at steeper discounts, after Europe slammed its doors shut on Russian supplies last month, trade sources and data show. Arctic grades Arco, Arco/Novy Port and Varandey do not normally head East but are …

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Tesla reports record quarterly deliveries but misses estimates

Rare for Tesla to deliver less than it produces Tesla stock in 2022 had its worst year since going public Jan 2 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Monday reported record production and deliveries for fourth-quarter electric vehicles, but it missed Wall Street estimates, burdened by logistics problems, slowing demand, rising interest rates and fears …

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