Politics

Top Democrats in U.S. Congress call for hearings on mail delays ahead of election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Sunday called on President Donald Trump’s appointed postmaster general to testify this month on changes that have stoked fears they are aimed at holding up mail-in ballots ahead of the November election. The Postal Service’s internal watchdog has begun investigating a wave of cost-cutting kicked […]

Business

Up to 1,500 jobs to go at WHSmith over ‘slow’ lockdown recovery

WHSmith is looking to cut up to 1,500 jobs as the high street retailer said the recovery from the coronavirus lockdown remained slow. The company said group revenues were down 57% in July compared with the same month last year, after its travel business was particularly badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis. It said it […]