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Sickies in decline as more people attend work when ill, says report

Image copyright Getty Images Employers are seeing more staff turning up to work while ill, according to a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It surveyed more than 1,000 organisations this year and found that 86% had observed staff attending work while ill, or “presenteeism”. The rise compares with a survey […]

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LeoVegas failed problem gamblers, says betting watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images Online gambling operator LeoVegas is to pay £627,000 for misleading ads and not protecting vulnerable customers, the Gambling Commission has said. LeoVegas did not “take all reasonable steps” to stop problem gamblers who had asked to be banned from its websites, the watchdog said. The move comes after the Gambling Commission […]

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Is Tesla heading for trouble?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesla chief executive Elon Musk also runs the SpaceX rocket venture Tesla is facing more questions about its financial viability ahead of its latest results on Wednesday. The electric car-maker is facing a cash crunch, caused by a combination of a major debt load and heavy spending. Tesla boss […]

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TSB bosses set for showdown with MPs

Furious TSB customers are still facing account failures ahead of an examination of the bank’s bosses by MPs on the influential Treasury Committee. The session comes as some customers battled problems with scheduled payments and online banking on Tuesday. One customer’s savings account claimed his balance had been minus £1.1m. TSB chief executive Paul Pester […]

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The new nomads

Image caption Jemma Porter is part of the digital nomad movement Why work in an office when you can sit by the beach? Armed with a laptop and an internet connection, a new generation of ‘digital nomads’ is taking their work on their travels around the world. But they are not always welcome. Jemma Porter […]

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Hazard warning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Younger workers bear the highest burden of accidents, say researchers Health and safety at work can get ridiculed in more affluent countries as something nannyish and interfering – but for much of the developing world it is a matter of life and death. Unsafe workplaces have the kind of […]

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Solid iPhone sales boost Apple revenues

Image copyright Reuters Apple plans to double its share buyback scheme to $100bn (£73bn) as solid iPhone sales helped revenues rise 16% to just over $61bn. The company said it sold 52.2 million iPhones in the three months to March – only a touch below expectations, despite waning global demand for smartphones. Revenues at Apple’s […]

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Facebook F8: 'This has been an intense year'

Image copyright Facebook Facebook’s chief has said that 2018 has been an “intense year” for his firm, but that he was committed to taking a “broader view” of its responsibilities. Mr Zuckerberg was speaking at his firm’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. It marks the latest effort to deal with a privacy […]

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Gibson guitar firm goes out of tune

Image copyright Getty Images Gibson, whose electric guitars have been played by stars including Elvis Presley, Keith Richards and Jimmy Page, has filed for bankruptcy protection amid the weight of a $500m debt pile. Lenders will take control of the Nashville-based company, which was founded in 1894. It made an ill-fated acquisition of Philips’ consumer […]

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Trinity Mirror's Express purchase referred to regulators

Image copyright PA The purchase of the Express newspaper titles by Trinity Mirror, the owner of the Daily Mirror, has been referred to regulators by the government. Trinity Mirror said in February it was paying £126.7m for Northern & Shell, which owned titles including the Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! magazine. But Culture Secretary […]

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New problems with TSB standing orders

Image copyright PA Troubled TSB is braced for two tough days as customers continue to face difficulties following the bank’s IT switchover. The bank admitted some customers had problems with standing orders on Tuesday – the first day of the month, popular for regular payments. It had previously said these were working normally, but there […]

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RBS to cut 162 branches and 792 jobs

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that it is to close 162 branches across England and Wales. The bank said that 792 jobs would go as a result and staff would be offered voluntary redundancy. RBS said its business in England and Wales, and its Natwest business in Scotland, were meant to form a new […]