Galaxy Note 7: Owners advised not to use on planes

Airline passengers have been warned by US authorities not to switch on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones when on board the plane.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also advised against packing the phones into any checked-in luggage.Samsung recalled the ... — Read More

Barack Obama chides 'wacky' Trump after Putin jibe

Barack Obama has chided Donald Trump as "wacky" and "uninformed" after the Republican candidate said Russia's President Putin was a better leader.Speaking in Laos, Mr Obama said that every time Mr Trump spoke it became clearer that the Republican contender was ... — Read More

Walmart plans to cut 7,000 jobs

Walmart, the US supermarket chain, plans to cut 7,000 back office and accounting jobs in its US stores.The move comes after a pilot programme in 500 stores this summer that tested a new accounting system.A Walmart official said the employees affected ... — Read More

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff impeached by Senate

Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget.It puts an end to 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. Ms Rousseff denies the charges.Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her impeachment and ... — Read More

Uber 'to introduce self-driving cars within weeks'

The ride-sharing firm Uber will, for the first time, allow users to hail self-driving cars later this month, it has been reported.According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Uber's chief executive Travis Kalanick said the launch would take place in Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania.At first, ... — Read More

US rate hike in September 'possible'

An influential member of the US central bank has said that an interest rate rise is "possible" in September."We're edging closer towards the point in time where it will be appropriate I think to raise interest rates further," said William Dudley, ... — Read More

McDonald's pressured to serve up global antibiotics ban

A new online campaign is putting pressure on fast food giant McDonald's to impose a global ban on products from animals treated with antibiotics.Scientists warn that treating livestock with antibiotics is leading to a rise in drug-resistant superbugs.The charity ShareAction has ... — Read More

Nike to stop selling golf equipment

Nike will stop selling golf clubs, balls and bags after years of falling sales at its golf division.But the company said it would "accelerate innovation" in golf footwear and clothes.Nike invested heavily in golf during the late 1990s with its sponsorship ... — Read More

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