BUSINESS

Brexit talks suspended after positive Covid test

The EU and UK chief negotiators have stepped back from post-Brexit trade talks after a member of the EU team tested positive for Covid-19.

The… Read more

Apple to pay $113m to settle iPhone 'batterygate'

Apple will pay $113m (£85m) to settle allegations that it slowed down older iPhones.

Thirty-three US states claimed that Apple had done this… Read more

Starbucks raises wages for its baristas as restaurants brace for minimum wage hike

Starting Dec. 14, baristas, shift supervisors and cafe attendants will receive a pay increase of at least 10% if they were hired before Sept. 24, according… Read more

Francesca’s will close 140 stores, may file for bankruptcy

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Francesca’s said it will permanently close about 140 stores by the end of January. The apparel and accessories retailer warned that… Read more