Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m

Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m

22 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social care workers are some of those most likely to be underpaid A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the past year. In total, 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at...

Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster

Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster

22 September 2018 Image copyright HBO Image caption Game of Thrones is one of Sky's most popular shows US cable giant Comcast has submitted the highest bid in the auction for broadcaster Sky, valuing the company at more than £30bn.Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Fox in a rare blind auction...

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

21 September 2018 Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Why are needles being inserted into strawberries? Australia is currently searching for a saboteur (or saboteurs) amid a national scare involving the hiding of sewing needles within strawberries.In one case, a consumer who swallowed...

Subprime borrowers could not withstand the higher interest rates

Subprime borrowers could not withstand the higher interest rates

The trouble started when the interest rates started rising and home ownership reached a saturation point. From June 30, 2004, onward, the Fed started raising rates so much that by June 2006, the Federal funds rate had reached 5.25% states Alan Green, senior analyst at Molton Wealth believes...

Uber-Deliveroo 'talks' hit Just Eat's share price

Uber-Deliveroo 'talks' hit Just Eat's share price

By Dearbail Jordan Business reporter 21 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Just Eat's share price has fallen to a one-year low following reports that Uber is in early-stage talks to buy rival UK food delivery firm Deliveroo.Just Eat's shares fell 5.5% to 669.4p, the lowest since September...

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch 'resolved'

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch 'resolved'

21 September 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank say the problems that meant customers could not access their bank accounts online on Friday have been "resolved". For about five hours customers were locked out of their accounts until the problem was fixed...