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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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UK Charts: Fire Emblem Engage Tumbles Down To Seventh Place

Picture: Nintendo The latest UK charts are in and, as expected, the top ten is headlined by EA’s recently released Dead Space remake. Meanwhile, Fire Emblem Engage, last week’s star performer, has tumbled down to seventh place after a 76% drop in sales for the week. Not unexpected, necessarily, but we’d hoped to see it …

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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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Exclusive: Top US Treasury official to warn UAE, Turkey over sanctions evasion

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department’s top sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and businesses that they could lose access to G7 markets if they do business with entities subject to US curbs as Washington cracks down on Russian attempts to evade …

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UK factories cut prices, helping BoE’s inflation fight

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s manufacturers unexpectedly reduced their prices in December by the most since April 2020, welcome news for the Bank of England which is weighing up how much higher it needs to take interest rates to fight soaring inflation. Output prices fell by 0.8% in December from November, the Office for …

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UK becoming less attractive for investment, manufacturers warn

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Britain has become less competitive and less attractive to foreign investors as a result of soaring energy costs and recent political turmoil, manufacturers said in an industry survey released on Monday. The proportion of manufacturers who think Britain is a competitive location halved to 31% from 63% a year ago, …

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Reminder: Nintendo’s Big New Year Sale Ends Soon, Up To 75% Off On Switch eShop (Europe)

Picture: Nintendo update [Sat 7th Jan, 2023 12:00 GMT]: There’s not much longer left in the New Year Sale on the European eShop! You’ve got until tomorrow, 8th Januaryto snap up some bargains for your Switch library. Those of you in North America, don’t fret — you’ve still got a bit longer with your eShop …

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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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