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April 20, 2018 10:30 AM Letter of the day: Options other than cars must be priority for all

There appears to be some misunderstanding about council payments to bus companies for the concessionary fare (Argus letters, April 17). They are not subsidies for the bus companies but reimbursement for the cost of transporting the many people who use the concessionary fare scheme in the city. By law the bus company cannot be any better off from receiving 5

April 19, 2018 12:00 PM Elon Musk's advice to workers: If your meeting is boring, just leave!

"It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time," the Tesla founder told staff working on Model 3. Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, has recommended it, along with hanging up on tedious phone calls, avoiding jargon and bypassing chains of command in favour of going straight to the person "doing the actual 6

April 17, 2018 12:59 PM Shares rocket for coffee chain firm

Shares in Whitbread rocketed yesterday after activist investor Elliott revealed it has become the firm’s largest shareholder, with pressure expected to be applied to break up the Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner. Elliott now owns over 6% of Whitbread, the firm confirmed on Saturday, and it is understood that it will now push for Costa and Premier Inn to become 10

April 16, 2018 12:36 PM Channel 4 sets guidelines for bids for new national headquarters

Channel 4 has laid out guidelines for cities hoping to host the broadcaster’s new national headquarters or one of two new creative hubs. The channel plans to move 300 of its 800 staff out of the capital and will open three new sites in the nations and regions. It will also increase spending on productions in the nations and regions from 35% to 50% of main channel 6

April 9, 2018 8:36 PM SEC accuses 2 Texas companies with running Ponzi scheme

Federal regulators accuse two Texas companies and their leaders of defrauding elderly investors in a Ponzi scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that it accused Clifton E. Stanley, 66, of Galveston, Texas; The Lifepay Group; Michael E. Watts, 62, of Sugar Land, Texas; and SMDRE LLC with violating securities-registration and antifraud

April 9, 2018 8:25 PM AveXis and Western Digital jump; Campbell Soup falls

The gene therapy company agreed to be bought by Novartis for $8.7 billion. Technology companies climbed Monday as investors took a more optimistic view of the U.S.-China trade dispute. Rival Merck reported good clinical trial results for Keytruda, a cancer drug that competes with Bristol-Myers' drug Opdivo. The investment bank said will sell part of its investment 7

April 3, 2018 8:39 AM Grindr admits sharing info on users' HIV status

The gay dating app has denied commercialising the HIV status information, saying it was only shared for optimisation purposes. The data sharing, which Grindr says was legitimate and carried out according to industry standards, was discovered by Norwegian research group Sintef. Following the outcry, the dating app said it would no longer pass on the information 11

April 3, 2018 1:20 AM A glance at US products affected by Chinese tariff hikes

Some U.S. goods on which the Chinese government raised tariffs Monday. Most goods targeted for 25 percent tariffs are varieties of pork, for which China is the No. 3 American export market. Imported raisins and nuts from the United States are displayed on sale at a supermarket in Beijing, Monday, April 2, 2018. China raised import duties on a $3 billion

March 30, 2018 10:02 AM A half hour jog for ONE hot cross bun and 15 minutes of burpees for a Creme Egg: The amount of exercise it takes to burn off Easter treats revealed

Easter is a time to indulge in hot cross buns and plenty of chocolate guilt-free. But now new graphics reveal how much exercise it requires to burn off the most beloved seasonal treats - and it's probably a lot more than you might think. The graphics reveal that it requires 15 minutes to burn off the 171 calories in a Creme Egg and a 30 minute jog to work off the 280 calories 4

March 30, 2018 4:00 AM Plans to build hotel in Leigh pub car park are ‘ridiculous’

PROPOSALS to build a 60-bedroom hotel in a Wetherspoons pub car park were slammed by town councillors, who branded the ideas as “ridiculous”. Wetherspoons has submitted plans to Southend Council to build the hotel in the car park of The Elms pub, in London Road, Leigh. If plans are approved when they go before a Southend Council planning committee, the pub car park will be almost 3