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Deliveroo, the restaurant delivery app that is one of the most prominent members of Britain's 'gig economy', has snapped up £285m in new funding from two US-headquartered fund management giants. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Fidelity and T Rowe...
The UK's credit rating has been cut over concerns about the UK's public finances and fears Brexit could damage the country's economic growth.Moody's, one of the major ratings agencies, downgraded the UK to an Aa2 rating from Aa1.It said...
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for taxi-hailing app Uber to be allowed to continue in the capital. On Friday, Transport for London said it would not renew Uber's private hire licence after finding it is...
More than half of the British public think Uber should be allowed to operate in the UK, an exclusive Sky Data poll reveals. The taxi-hailing app lost its licence to operate in London on Friday after Transport for London found...
Moody's has downgraded the UK's credit rating, citing concerns about public finances and the effect of Brexit. Moody's was the first major credit ratings agency to strip the UK of its AAA rating in 2013 and it has now cut...
A pack of UK banks have drafted in advisers to steer them through a financial restructuring at Carillion, the troubled support services group. Sky News has learnt that lenders including Barclays, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland have appointed FTI...
There are two ways of looking at Transport for London's decision not to renew Uber's private hire licence. On the one hand, it is a principled attempt to tackle a business that is widely regarded as having played hard and...
It is a brand name familiar with generations of Britons who, in their schooldays, saw it emblazoned across their classroom clock as they waited anxiously for the bell to go home. Smiths Group also, famously, made a watch worn by...
Transport for London says it will not renew Uber's private hire licence after finding it is "not fit and proper" to hold one. TfL said the taxi-hailing app had demonstrated "a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number...
There was a muted reception at the Apple Store in London's Regent Street as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were launched to unusually little fanfare. Apple fans in years past had been seen in long lines down the...
The growing popularity of cruises and long-haul trips helped over-50s travel and insurance group Saga remain on track for another year of profit growth. Saga said it was seeing increasing demand for higher value trips as it published results for...
US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with the North.The president also said...
Barbie. For six decades she's dominated the global market for dolls. Over a billion such dolls have been sold and the average US pre-teen has no fewer than 10 of them. But Barbie's figure has come under fire for...
The space race of the Cold War pitted the world's two superpowers against one another to explore what lies beyond Earth. Now anyone with enough money and enterprise can get there. But this new race isn't between countries -...

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Imagine a hacker remotely turning off a life support machine in a hospital, or shutting down a power station. These are the nightmare scenarios we face because many organisations haven't a clue how many unsecured devices are connected to...
A top US financial regulator faces questions about its preparation for cyber attacks, after disclosing a breach of a key database of company filings. The Securities and Exchange Commission said a software vulnerability allowed access to private information and...

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