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Uber investor sues ousted CEO alleging fraud

Uber’s former boss, Travis Kalanick, who was ousted following a revolt by major shareholders is being sued by one of its largest investors. Benchmark Capital, which owns 13% of the ride-hailing company, has accused Travis Kalanick of fraudulently trying to pack Uber’s board with his allies so he can …

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How the selfie stick became a million dollar idea

Selfie sticks – also known as the “wands of Narcissus”: So many people use them that they’ve been banned from concert halls, art galleries and stadiums, the world over. But to become a modern-day craze, they had to be invented not just once, but twice.Video journalist: Jeremy Howell Source: …

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'Business as usual'

Like other terror attacks in Europe: London, Paris and Brussels, Manchester was fundamentally a human tragedy.But even in the immediate aftermath, Manchester was resolute that it would carry on; it was “business as usual”.Growth in professional services, tourism and the burgeoning tech sector over recent years means it is …

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How long could my summer holiday flight be delayed?

Sorry your browser is not supported I am flying from I am flying to Results How different airlines serving your route compare Average delay for each flight, ordered by total delay Outbound Return Air passengers leaving Gatwick have suffered the longest average delays during summer getaways from major UK …

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Electricity switching rises 14% to hit three million

The number of customers switching electricity suppliers has risen 14% this year.Over three million customers had already switched their electricity supplier by the end of July, according to the latest figures.Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry, said one in five had signed up to small or …

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RBS to issue polymer £10 banknote in October

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to issue its first polymer £10 note to the public on 4 October.The new note features images of Scottish mathematician and astronomer Mary Somerville, her hometown of Burntisland in Fife, and two otters.The material includes a variety of new security features which the …

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Wall Street lower on US-North Korea tensions

US stocks saw their largest losses since May on Thursday, as tensions mounted between North Korea and the US.Pyongyang, which has threatened to fire missiles toward the US Pacific island territory of Guam, gave more details of its plans.Meanwhile, President Donald Trump intensified his rhetoric, saying North Korea should …

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