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Farnborough Airshow: Brexit and bulging order books dominate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US-made F-35B fighter jets will be jointly operated by the Royal Navy and RAF. The weather forecast may be warm and sunny, but there is still likely to be a cloud hanging over the Farnborough Airshow this week. The show is big event of the year for the aerospace […]

The battle for Sky: Five reasons why it matters

Image copyright HBO Image caption Game of Thrones draws big audiences for Sky Powerful media firms with deep pockets are lining up to try to buy Sky. The Rupert Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox is in a bidding war with US media giant Comcast over the prize, with billions of pounds at stake. This is all […]

What does it take to be a billionaire?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Forbes estimated Kylie Jenner’s net worth at nearly $1bn, based largely on its $800m valuation of her cosmetics firm Forbes caused a stir this week when it reported that social media star Kylie Jenner had a self-made fortune worth nearly $1bn. It’s a distinction very few can claim. There were […]

Brexit services plan will speed up relocation, says Lloyd’s boss

Media captionLloyd’s of London chief executive Inga Beale criticises Brexit White Paper The Lloyd’s of London chief says the government’s plan for relations with the EU after Brexit will speed up the departure of firms from the UK. Inga Beale told the BBC the White Paper would see the 300-year old insurance market go “full […]

US appeals against $80bn AT&T-Time Warner deal

Image copyright AFP/Getty The US government has decided to appeal against a landmark court ruling that cleared the way for telecoms giant AT&T to buy Time Warner. The ruling was a significant defeat for the US Justice Department, which had argued the deal would lead to less competition and higher consumer prices. A federal judge […]

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johnson & Johnson said the safety of talc was supported by decades of scientific evidence Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as baby powder. The California jury’s decision marks the largest award […]

Four airports found to be failing disabled passengers

Image copyright Getty Images Four of the UK’s 30 biggest airports are falling short in providing access for disabled travellers, the Civil Aviation Authority said. London Gatwick airport, criticised by BBC journalist and wheelchair user Frank Gardner last year, is named as failing to meet expectations. Birmingham and London Stansted airports are also in need […]

Ryanair pilots announce two more one-day strikes

Image copyright PA Ryanair is facing two more days of strike action by some pilots based in Ireland. A pilots union announced that the 24-hour strikes will take place on Friday 20 July and Tuesday 24 July. The news comes after the airline faced its first day of industrial action in Ireland since it bowed […]

Brexit services plan will speed up relocation, says Lloyd’s boss

The Lloyd’s of London chief chief says the government’s plan for relations with the EU after Brexit will speed up the departure of firms from the UK. Inga Beale told the BBC the White Paper would see the 300-year old insurance market go “full speed ahead” to set up its subsidiary in Brussels – and […]

Sky battle escalates as Comcast raises offer to £26bn

Image copyright Getty Images The battle for Sky intensified on Wednesday night as Comcast raised its bid for Sky, valuing the pay TV giant at £26bn. The move by the NBC owner came less than 24 hours after 21st Century Fox increased its offer to £24.5bn. That topped Comcast’s previous £22bn offer and is part […]

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