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Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered Ryanair to remove Jab and Go advert

February 3, 2021

Ryanair has been ordered to remove an “irresponsible” advert depicting misleading claims about coronavirus vaccinations by the advertising watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had received 2,370 complaints about the advert – which was shown from December to January -making it the third most complained about of all time. The advert encouraged consumers […]

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Government will pocket £337million in beer tax this month despite thousands of pub closures

December 23, 2020

The Government will net more than £337million in beer duty this December, despite 85% of pubs unable to open their doors due to lockdown restrictions. The staggering sum for December alone is more than the entire annual duty bill in 19 other European countries, according to analysis by campaign group Long Live The Local. The […]

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Millions of workers to get a pay boost next year as personal allowance rises

December 2, 2020

Millions of workers will get an automatic pay rise next year as the personal allowance rises in England and Wales. This is the amount you can earn without paying income tax – it’s currently £12,500. The rate has been rising steadily in recent years, it rose to £11,850 in 2019 and £12,500 this year. Now […]

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Exxon to cut off 300 jobs in Canada

November 25, 2020

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it plans to reduce up to 300 positions in Canada as part of an ongoing cost-cut plan due to a coronavirus-driven slump in oil prices. Reductions will include positions at Imperial Oil Ltd, ExxonMobil Canada Ltd and ExxonMobil Business Centre Canada ULC, the company said. Oil […]

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Bitcoin hits $19,000 for the first time in three years

November 24, 2020

Bitcoin hit $19,000 on Tuesday for the first time in nearly three years and was just shy touching an all-time high of just under $20,000. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency has gained around 160% this year, fuelled by a demand for risk-on assets amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus, hunger for assets perceived as resistant […]

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Despite pandemic, forecasts predict U.S. online holiday sales increase of 20%-30% or more

November 23, 2020

Strong e-commerce sales are predicted to help lift overall holiday retail spending in the U.S., according to forecasts released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and eMarketer. Both firms expect to see overall retail sales growth during November and December, though the market may be impacted by slowing brick-and-mortar sales. Of the two, NRF had the more […]

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Virgin Atlantic’s Black Friday sale covers flights to New York under £300pp

November 23, 2020

Virgin Atlantic’s Black Friday deals including temptingly cheap flights to the USA including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Virgin Atlantic has unveiled its Black Friday deals and there are some cheap flights to New York to be had. The airline has slashed prices on flights across its network and there are currently returns to New […]

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Q3 smartphone sales down 5.7% to 366M, stemming Covid-19 declines earlier this year-Gartner

November 23, 2020

As we head into the all-important holiday sales period, new numbers from Gartner point to some recovery for the smartphone market as vendors roll out a raft of new 5G handsets. Q3 smartphone figures published today showed that smartphone unit sales declined 5.7% globally over the same period last year to 366 million units. Yes, it’s a […]

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Apple, Microsoft Work Together to Bring Xbox Series and Controller Support for iPhone and iPad

November 23, 2020

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) are working together so that the Xbox Series X controller works with devices such as the iPad and the iPhone, the latter said in a support note. What Happened: The Cupertino, California-based tech giant already supports multiple Xbox controllers so that users can play supported games […]

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Tesla updates model range to 409 miles

November 23, 2020

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) appears to have once again increased the range of its Model S. What Happened: According to a report by Electrek on Saturday, the electric vehicle manufacturer seems to have increased the range for its Model S Long Range Plus to 409 miles on one charge. The previous range was 402 miles. […]

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