Finance

For Alphabet, a Record Fine is Both a Footnote and a Warning

For Alphabet, a Record Fine is Both a Footnote and a Warning

Finance July 25, 2017 at 2:51 am 0 comments

Not many companies can turn a $2.7 billion fine into a financial footnote.

But that is what Google’s parent company, Alphabet, did with its quarterly earnings. The results, announced on Monday, were a microcosm of the opportunities and the risks …

A U.S. company offers to implant chips in its employees

A U.S. company offers to implant chips in its employees

Finance July 24, 2017 at 11:13 pm 0 comments

Self-described “body hacker” Jowan Osterlund from Biohax Sweden, holds a small microchip implant, similar to those implanted into workers at the Epicenter digital innovation business center during a party at the co-working space in central Stockholm, Tuesday March 14, 2017. …

Luxury cars breakdown more often than cheap runarounds: Complex electronic gadgets going wrong blamed for the faults

Luxury cars breakdown more often than cheap runarounds: Complex electronic gadgets going wrong blamed for the faults

Finance July 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

If you splash out on a fancy new car, you’d think that the price tag would reflect its quality – not to mention its reliability.

But luxury cars are actually more likely to develop faults than cheaper small cars, research …

ALEX BRUMMER: The Brexit effect looks to have peaked but interest rate hikes are still on their way

ALEX BRUMMER: The Brexit effect looks to have peaked but interest rate hikes are still on their way

Finance July 19, 2017 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Judging from some of the recent frenzied commentary about surging consumer price inflation (CPI), one might have thought Britain was heading back to the bad old 1970s.

How quickly it has been forgotten that not so long ago people were …

Fire crews report progress in California, elsewhere in West

Fire crews report progress in California, elsewhere in West

Finance July 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

CalFire firefighter Jake Hainey, left, and engineer Anna Mathiasen watch as a wildfire burns near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The fast-moving wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills destroyed structures, including homes, and led to several minor injuries, …

How to get gap-year ready: From the right insurance and mobile to emergency cash, make sure you have your finances covered

How to get gap-year ready: From the right insurance and mobile to emergency cash, make sure you have your finances covered

Finance July 7, 2017 at 8:44 am 0 comments

Around 75,000 school leavers plan to spread their wings at the end of the term, heading off on a gap year before they start their studies at university.

As many as 27,000 of them however, will start their travels without …

Persimmon defies election blues and wider housing market slowdown with 12% jump in sales

Persimmon defies election blues and wider housing market slowdown with 12% jump in sales

Finance July 5, 2017 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

Housebuilder Persimmon defied the General Election blues and lower transactions across the market with a jump in sales, as it continued to benefit from Government-backed mortgage schemes and rising prices.

Persimmon said it completed 7,794 new homes in the first …

ASK TONY: Thomson lost my bag – and gave me just £100 to replace all my things for an entire cruise

ASK TONY: Thomson lost my bag – and gave me just £100 to replace all my things for an entire cruise

Finance July 2, 2017 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

My husband and I went on a Thomson Cruise & Stay holiday to the Panama Canal, Costa Rica and Colombia via Jamaica.

We checked in two suitcases at Gatwick airport, but when we boarded the cruise liner in Jamaica, only …

My endowment has under-performed and I can’t repay my mortgage – what can I do?

My endowment has under-performed and I can’t repay my mortgage – what can I do?

Finance July 2, 2017 at 1:52 am 0 comments

My wife and I have been retired for three years and have religiously paid our mortgage for the past 40 years.

We took an endowment mortgage in the late 1980s and are now wondering how we should pay it off …

Trump administration backs away from Obama overtime rule

Trump administration backs away from Obama overtime rule

Finance July 1, 2017 at 1:48 am 0 comments

Here’s why we get overtime pay

The Trump administration is wading into the battle over overtime pay.

The Justice Department will not defend an Obama-era rule that would make workers automatically eligible for overtime pay if they make less than …