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  • Paris' giant Station F startup hub has delayed … @ Business Insider UK - 45 minutes ago
    Paris' giant Station F startup hub has delayed its opening because of flooding

    Facebook was due to be one of the first occupants at Station F, with a startup incubator for around 10 to 15 companies and 80 desks. It isn't clear whether the flood affects the company's plans to move in as scheduled, and Facebook hasn't immediately responded to a request for comment.

  • UK chancellor Philip Hammond is being asked about Uber's tax arrangements

    Uber is facing yet more scrutiny from politicians this week after an MP questioned whether the company was paying enough tax. Labour politician Iain Wright tabled a written question in parliament on Friday, asking chancellor Philip Hammond whether he had calculated the potential VAT owed by Uber. Wright's question came …

  • Paying for a pint with your finger: The tech that could kill off cards

    By linking the details of that vein pattern to a bank card, you can then close the circle. Instead of using a contactless card to pay for a round of drinks, you instead use your finger. This is very clever technology, being used in a very small test, but so far it is working.

  • Oxford once again tops list of UK's least affordable places to live

    Across the UK, the average house price has risen by 32%, while city earnings have only climbed 7%. Home affordability in Britain is at its worst level since 2008, with Oxford, London and Winchester the UK’s most unaffordable places to buy. Affordability ratings, which compare the costs of buying a home in an area with …

  • 3 Footsie stocks I wouldn’t touch with a bargepole - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Royston Wild looks at two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks facing an uphill struggle.

  • Roland Head explains why Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) provides a valuable lesson that could increase your investment returns.

  • GOP proposal aims to end insurance mandate in ' … Associated Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners.

  • Don't be tempted by P/E ratios under nine and 6%-plus dividend yields.

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