Tuesday, September 28, 2021
US employers added 261,000 jobs in October, a solid gain that nevertheless fell short of expectations. Analysts had expected a sharp increase in hiring, after hurricanes Irma and Harvey depressed payroll growth in September. Wage growth was also slower than expected, while the number of people not in the labour force...
Britain saw its smallest budget deficit for any September in the last 10 years, according to official figures. Last month's deficit stood at £5.902bn, down almost 11% compared with the same month last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. With many economists having forecast a deficit of about £6.5bn,...
A new musical based on the life of Tina Turner is set to open in the West End in 2018 - and the singer even came out of retirement (somewhat reluctantly) to work on it. "Retirement is wonderful," Turner says as she launches Tina: The Musical in London. "You sleep long,...
A Birmingham Airport-bound passenger plane declared an emergency in mid-air - after suffering a cracked windscreen. Flight number BM1424, a BMI Regional service from Nuremberg, declared the emergency over Coventry, reports the Coventry Telegraph . It landed safely at Birmingham shortly before 4pm on Thursday. The twin-engined Embraer ERJ-145 was carrying 15 passengers at...
Barclays says its profits more than doubled in the first three months of the year, boosted by better performance across the board. Pre-tax profit for the first quarter was £1.682bn, up from £793m for the same period last year. Chief executive Jes Staley said it had been "another quarter of strong...
The UK economy grew by just 0.3% at the start of the year, the slowest growth rate since the first three months of 2016, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said that the slower pace in the January-to-March period was due mainly to the service sector, which...
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