Business

Are you in line for a cut to your bill? Water company performance penalties revealed

The customers of a number of water companies are set to receive a share of a £67m windfall after the firms failed to meet regulatory standards. Ofwat, the industry watchdog for England and Wales, revealed on Thursday which firms would be able to charge their customers more for good performance and those who would have […]

Business

Sika to buy former BASF chemicals company from Lone Star for $6 billion

ZURICH (Reuters) -Swiss chemicals company Sika has agreed to buy MBCC Group for 5.5 billion Swiss francs ($6 billion) to boost its position in sustainable building, making its biggest ever acquisition in the fragmented $70 billion construction chemicals sector.FILE PHOTO: Logo of Swiss chemical group Sika is seen on a snow-covered roof of a branch […]

World News

Newberry: A most improbable team brings Atlanta Braves a World Series title – The Denver Post

During three decades of nearly uninterrupted excellence, there were so many Atlanta Braves teams that seemed more championship worthy than this one. The 1993 squad chased down the San Francisco Giants to win one of baseball’s last great division races. The ’96 group wiped out the New York pinstripers in the first two games of […]

Analysis & Comment

Daily Mail publisher close to deal with pension trustees over Rothermere offer

FILE PHOTO: A clock face is seen outside of the London offices of the Daily Mail newspaper in London, Britain, April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo(Reuters) – The owner of Britain’s Daily Mail said on Tuesday it was close to agreeing a deal with its pension trustees that could see Rothermere Continuation Ltd pay them […]

Politics

Token of all tokens: Could a $1T coin fix the debt limit? – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Some politicians think they’ve found a silver bullet for the impasse over the debt limit, except the bullet is made of platinum: Mint a $1 trillion coin, token of all tokens, and use it to flood the treasury with cash and drive Republicans crazy. Even its serious proponents — who are not that […]

Business

Energy crisis ‘a worry’ for UK car sector as it eyes shift to electric

The energy price crisis is “a worry” for Britain’s car sector as it looks to attract companies to build batteries and electric vehicles in the future, the industry’s trade body has warned. Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said the volatility – though similar to that seen elsewhere […]

Politics

A couple of wins for Johnson, but no trade deal with the US is a major setback

It’s been four years since a British prime minister stepped into the White House and during that time the leading characters and the context in which they are meeting have changed greatly. President Donald Trump and Theresa May replaced by President Joe Biden and Boris Johnson. Brexit has happened; the ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan is over; […]

Business

JPMorgan Chase acquires college financial planning platform Frank

FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co corporate headquarters in New York City May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday it had acquired Frank, a college financial planning platform used by over 5 million students in the United States. The deal is […]

Business

Vacancies are at a record high: Which sectors have the biggest gaps to fill?

Job vacancies in the UK have surged over the summer to an all-time high of over one million – and all industry sectors saw an increase, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). But which sectors have the biggest gaps? The ONS measures how many vacancies each had for every 100 employee jobs in […]

World News

Unity a theme as 3 presidents commemorate 9/11 in New York – The Denver Post

By ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE NEW YORK (AP) — Three American presidents stood somberly side by side Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial in New York, sharing a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the nation’s worst terrorist attack with a display of unity. Presidents Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Bill […]