Where are house prices rising the fastest?

House prices are rising the fastest in the East Midlands, increasing by 6.5% in the year to August, according to official statistics. Wales also showed a significant rise - up by 6.2% over the same...

Countdown on for world’s longest non-stop flight

The battle to offer the world's longest non-stop flight steps up a gear on Thursday, when a new Singapore-to-New York service takes off. Singapore Airlines is relaunching the service five years after it withdrew because...

Asian markets fall sharply after US losses

Asian stocks slumped in early trade as concerns about higher US interest rates and a global trade war prompted investors to sell risk globally. Markets in Asia took their cue from US stocks, which suffered their...

Ein M zu wenig profitabel

Migros hat ein Problem mit den Erträgen. Ursache dafür sind nicht betriebliche Unzulänglichkeiten, sondern strukturelle Mängel: In der Führung des genossenschaftlich organisierten Konzerns besteht keine klare Trennung zwischen operativen und überwachenden Funktionen. Die Manager...

U.S. Congress grills Facebook, Twitter over foreign bids to tilt politics

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian military shelled the last stronghold of active rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as a war monitor said insurgents blew up another bridge in anticipation of a government...

HOW A NEW KIND OF SWISS STORE CHANGED THE WAY SWISS SHOP!

Seventy years ago, buying groceries in Switzerland and the rest of Europe changed forever when the Swiss retailer Migros opened a new kind of store in Zurich. In March 1948, Migrosexternal link founder Gottlieb Duttweiler introduced the first...

Facebook and Twitter ban over 900 accounts in bid to tackle fake news

The social networks have banned groups, accounts and pages in Iran and Russia as they tackle fake news. Hundreds of accounts, pages and groups have been banned by Facebook and Twitter over engagement in misleading...

Discounter boomen – auch ohne Onlineangebot

Während Coop und Migros ihre Onlineshops ausbauen, setzen Discounter auf stationäre Filialen. Schweizer shoppen immer häufiger beim Discounter. Insbesondere Lidl Schweiz legte im letzten Jahr kräftig zu. Mit 10,4 Prozent mehr Umsatz übertrumpfte die deutsche...

No clean-up of nuclear leak in South Carolina for years

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say the Westinghouse Electric Company has no plans to clean uranium leaks at a nuclear fuel plant despite evidence that it could reach South Carolina’s water supply. Instead, Westinghouse...

Leading Swiss retailer axes 290 jobs

Migros, the biggest retailer in Switzerland, has announced it will cut 290 full-time jobs over the next three years following a drop in profit. The federation of cooperatives said in a statement it was making itself fit...

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