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US moves to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, the owner of CNN and HBO. The department said the merger would lessen competition and lead to higher consumer prices. AT&T vowed ...

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Amsterdam wins bid to host EU medicines agency post-Brexit

Amsterdam has won a vote to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which will relocate from London after the UK leaves the European Union. The UK is losing both the EMA and the European Banking Authority (EBA) which employ around ...

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Budget 2017: Issues for the young

More young people are voting than at any time in the last quarter of a century. But that resurgence is favouring the Labour Party. Just two years ago, the split in support between Labour and the Conservatives among 18 to ...

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Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

Media playback is unsupported on your device Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply ...

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Budget 2017: Double Budget effect on your finances

Two Budgets in one year means the prospect of significant upheaval for your finances – adding to changes we already know about. Chancellor Philip Hammond will probably want his sequel to be less dramatic in political terms than his March ...

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Fox shares jump on sale speculation

Shares in 21st Century Fox have jumped amid reports that several major companies have come forward as suitors for parts of its business. The US firm’s shares gained 4% in early trade on Friday, after several sources reported interest from ...

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Credit card limits 'need control'

More than a million credit card users who are struggling financially have had their credit limits increased without asking, a charity has said. Such borrowing could make their financial problems worse, so Citizens Advice is calling for a ban on ...

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Tax disc: Car tax evasion triples after paper version scrapped

The number of unlicensed vehicles on the road has tripled since the paper tax disc was abolished, government figures show. The data, published every two years, shows that the government potentially lost out on £107m from 755,000 unlicensed vehicles last ...

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Will doing a degree land you a career?

“I feel overqualified at the moment working in a supermarket because for this job I’m doing now I don’t necessarily need a degree. “ Poppy Hunt would definitely like to earn a bit more money. She graduated in Fine Art ...

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UK pay squeeze tightens but unemployment dips

Wages continue to lag behind the cost of living in the UK, while unemployment remains at a 42-year low. Workers’ earnings, excluding bonuses, rose 2.2% in the three months to September compared with a year ago, the Office for National ...

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