• United Kingdom gender pay gap just under 10%
United Kingdom gender pay gap just under 10%

And what will the government do about the companies that fess up to significant problems? Almost eight out of 10 companies and public sector bodies pay men more than women as the deadline passed for organisations to report their gender pay gaps .

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  • Isle Of Wight Council's Gender Pay Gap Revealed
Isle Of Wight Council's Gender Pay Gap Revealed

In 2017, the company launched a female mentoring scheme. Many well-known names have reported large gender gaps, with Ryanair a notable example. Now I think there will be policies and programme put in place [within businesses]. At Unilever, women's median hourly rate is 1.3% higher than men's. Data reported by Oxford show that almost 63% of ...

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  • The Walt Disney Company could buy UK's Sky News
The Walt Disney Company could buy UK's Sky News

Murdoch previously planned to buy the 61 percent of Sky that Fox doesn't own to sell Fox's media businesses to Disney. Alternatively, The Walt Disney Company has expressed an interest in acquiring Sky News , with a view to adding it to Disney's existing portfolio of television channels, whether or not Disney's proposed acquisition of Twenty-F...

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  • Joliet police to crack down on distracted driving this month
Joliet police to crack down on distracted driving this month

However, a portion of the law also states that it does not apply to the use of hand-held technology in a vehicle when it's in use of an emergency, duties in their occupation or for navigation. "We LOST 3,600 students to texting and driving", Tanssen said. "We've had a number of stunting charges laid in relation to Grand Lake Road, Kings Road and ...

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  • Apple to start using own chips in Macs, Intel shares plunge
Apple to start using own chips in Macs, Intel shares plunge

After going under observation of traders 45.27 million shares traded at hands. It has outperformed by 33.10% the S&P500. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 123,914 shares of company stock worth $6,011,490. Finally, analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.30 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy , "hold" within the 3 range, "sel...

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  • Amazon loses $31B after Trump targets them on Twitter over tax practices
Amazon loses $31B after Trump targets them on Twitter over tax practices

The move came about a week before US President Trump accused the company in a tweet of not paying enough tax, taking advantage of the US postal system and putting small retailers out of business. "If I become president, oh do they have problems", Trump said at a campaign stop in 2016. Some in Congress support legislation to require all e-commerce...

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  • Pulse nightclub shooter's wife found not guilty
Pulse nightclub shooter's wife found not guilty

She had faced a sentence of up to life in prison. Salman was arrested seven months later for aiding and abetting Mateen and for obstruction of justice. According to the New York Times , Salman "openly sobbed" when the final not-guilty verdict was read , as did family members present in the courtroom and her defense attorneys.

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  • Apple's Tim Cook 'wouldn't be in same situation' as Zuckerberg's Facebook scandal
Apple's Tim Cook 'wouldn't be in same situation' as Zuckerberg's Facebook scandal

The incident has sparked criticism over Facebook's data practices. "It doesn't mean that you can't use an iPhone to go to your browser and go to some porno site, if you want to do that", he said , prompting host Kara Swisher to interject with, "Nobody does that!" to both Cook and the audience's laughter.

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  • North Korea's swankiest ride: Kim Jong Un's tricked-out armored family train
North Korea's swankiest ride: Kim Jong Un's tricked-out armored family train

This meeting was seen as preparation for eventual meetings with the US and South Korea. "We had long expected Kim to pay a courtesy call to Beijing early in his leadership, he held off for seven years until he felt he was in a position of power to meet with the president of China as an equal", said Jean Lee, a North Korea expert at the Wilson...

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  • Barclays to pay $2B to U.S. to settle mortgage suit
Barclays to pay $2B to U.S. to settle mortgage suit

The fine is the latest in a long line of penalties issued by American and British financial watchdogs relating to banks' conduct before the crash in 2008. Barclays Capital and some of its affiliates have agreed to pay a hefty $2 billion fine for improperly selling securities backed by home mortgages, according to a report.

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  • Saudi Arabia to create world's biggest solar power firm
Saudi Arabia to create world's biggest solar power firm

The SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son , who is known for his ardent support for ambitious endeavors, presented the project at a ceremony in NY with the crowned Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud. The electricity demand in the country has grown by 9% a year since 2000. During the peak summer months, when temperatures soar past 120 degrees Fahrenheit...

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  • NY to lead suit challenging citizenship question
NY to lead suit challenging citizenship question

A coalition of state attorneys general, including Becerra, urged the department last month to not add such a question, saying it could lower participation among immigrants and cause a population undercount. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, a Democrat, told the Associated Press that he expected his state would also join in a lawsuit....

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  • China aims to challenge Brent, WTI oil with crude futures launch
China aims to challenge Brent, WTI oil with crude futures launch

Two of the world's biggest oil traders gave China's crude futures contract a go on its long-anticipated trading debut. About 413 participants joined the bid collection session in the morning, which include state-owned oil companies - Unipec, CNOOC, Sinochem, Northern Petroleum, independent oil companies and refineries Twinace, Shandong Wonfull,...

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  • From Australia to the United Kingdom, in 17 Hours (and 2 Minutes)
From Australia to the United Kingdom, in 17 Hours (and 2 Minutes)

That's why the route was originally named the "kangaroo route". Leaving Sydney, it stopped in Darwin in northern Australia , Singapore, Calcutta in India, Karachi in Pakistan, Cairo in Egypt, Tripoli in Libya and, finally, London. We like to use our own experience but then work with Neil Perry who knows food, beverage and service like no other. ...

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  • Time to Delete Facebook, says WhatsApp Co-Founder, Brian Acton
Time to Delete Facebook, says WhatsApp Co-Founder, Brian Acton

But Acton's WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, seems to have no qualms using his Facebook account . The co-founder of WhatsApp, who made billions from its sale to Facebook , has thrown his support behind a campaign against the USA social network.

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  • VW plans second SUV at Tennessee factory, investing $340 million more
VW plans second SUV at Tennessee factory, investing $340 million more

VW said it would reveal the model's name in NY. This is in addition to about US$900 million (about RM3.5 billion) already invested to expand the plant for Atlas production. Volkswagen will likely pitch the Atlas five-seater alternately as a less expensive base model on the low end and a stylish, premium sport-ute "coupe" in higher trims.

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  • Alibaba Group Holdings plans another $2-bn investment in Lazada Group SA
Alibaba Group Holdings plans another $2-bn investment in Lazada Group SA

One of the founders of Alibaba, longtime director Lucy Peng, will become CEO of Lazada, replacing founder Max Bittner, who will move to Alibaba as senior advisor. It follows a year of brisk expansion in Southeast Asia by the Chinese e-commerce giant and its payment affiliate Ant Financial , as it faces off against the world's biggest online retail...

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  • Shakib puts ugly T20 behind to focus on India final
Shakib puts ugly T20 behind to focus on India final

Although India may seem to be the better side in the final, in theory at least, Karthik remained wary of their neighbours, who twice beat hosts Sri Lanka to book their spot in the final against India . After the winning runs were hit, the Bangladesh team charged the field, to enter into euphoric celebrations, but more vitriol was exchanged...

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  • Donald Trump Kills Broadcom's $117B Qualcomm Bid: Here's Why
Donald Trump Kills Broadcom's $117B Qualcomm Bid: Here's Why

Broadcom has also withdrawn its slate of independent director nominees for Qualcomm's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders. The US Treasury Department (which leads the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US) claims the Broadcom/Qualcomm threatens Qualcomm's future leadership within the next generation of wireless technology.

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  • Student walkout tribute to victims
Student walkout tribute to victims

Meanwhile, the elementary students who protested, carried signs that said things like, "You call this well regulated?" and "Guns don't keep children safe, people keep children safe". They read about the lives of the Parkland victims and heard speeches from students and teachers. "And I wanted to come out here, and at the same time (while) suppo...

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  • IHeart Media bankruptcy involves key local radio stations
IHeart Media bankruptcy involves key local radio stations

IHeartMedia , one of the world's largest radio and billboard companies, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of an agreement with its lenders to reduce debt. About 265 million people in the USA still tune in to iHeart's stations at least once a month, but newer media such as Spotify's streaming service and SiriusXM's satellite br...

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  • Dick's Sporting Goods Shares fall as Store Sales miss
Dick's Sporting Goods Shares fall as Store Sales miss

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc . has a consensus hold rating from 30 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 12.08% of shares outstanding. Fred Alger Mgmt has 0% invested in Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc . Therefore 50% are positive. (NYSE: DKS ). Stifel Fin has invested 0% of its portfolio in Dick's Sporting Goo...

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  • Google Announces Upcoming Advertising Ban for Cryptocurrencies
Google Announces Upcoming Advertising Ban for Cryptocurrencies

Google's latest " bad ads " report said it had removed 3.2 billion ads in 2017 for breaking its policies, am 88% increase on the previous year. Google has announced today that it's not going to allow advertisements promotion initial coin offerings or cryptocurrencies starting this June.

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  • Vermont Unemployment Rate Low As Labor Shortage Builds
Vermont Unemployment Rate Low As Labor Shortage Builds

The U.S. jobless rate was also unchanged at 4.1 percent in January. Both have stayed in place since then. But it's down from the 6.9 percent seen in January 2017, the largest decrease of any county over that time. Trade, transportation and utilities declined by 2,600, with retail trade suffering a 2,300 hit, due in part to recent layoffs and closur...

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  • Trump aide abruptly fired - then hired by Trump's 2020 team
Trump aide abruptly fired - then hired by Trump's 2020 team

There is no suggestion the investigation is connected to Mr Trump in any way. The alleged crimes have not yet been revealed. "I have been warning for more than a year about the White House's deficient background check process", Cummings wrote in a letter to chief of staff John Kelly.

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