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....The documents include details of about 70,000 banking transactions, including 1,920 that went through UK banks and 373 via US banks. The data is understood to be part of the evidence gathered in a three-year money-laundering investigation led by police in Latvia and Moldova. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Google also delivers ads to many other third-party sites. An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . "Our investigation revealed that we were dealing with a pattern of unprecedented pollution incidents which could have been avoided if Thames Water had been open and frank with the Environment Agency as required by water company industry protocol. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But some questioned the company's commitment to tackling the issue. A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube's video site. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A former Uber employee last month published a blogpost describing a workplace where sexual harassment was common and went unpunished. The blog post prompted an internal investigation that is being led by former US attorney general Eric Holder. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The company also faces allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination levied by a former employee, Susan Fowler. Following Fowler’s publication of a blogpost detailing her experience at the company, Uber launched an investigation, led by former attorney general Eric Holder and board member Arianna Huffington. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 09:15:56 AM
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.... Ads for the Guardian’s membership scheme are understood to have been placed alongside a range of extremist material after an agency acting on the media group’s behalf used Google’s AdX ad exchange. An investigation by the Times claimed that advertising from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 08:21:31 AM
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....Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi will meet foreign ambassadors on Monday to reassure them and try to prevent sanctions being issued against Brazilian meat exporters. Operation Weak Flesh was launched in the early hours of Friday in six Brazilian states after a two-year investigation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 08:21:35 PM
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....The internet giant said it had "strict guidelines" about the placement of adverts but conceded "we don't always get it right". A recent investigation by the Times found adverts were appearing alongside content from supporters of extremist groups, making them around £6 per 1,000 viewers, as well as making money for the company. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
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....Anne Brosnan, the EA’s chief prosecutor, said: “Thames Water was completely negligent to the environmental dangers created by the parlous state of its works. Our investigation revealed that we were dealing with a pattern of unprecedented pollution incidents which could have been avoided if Thames Water had been open and frank with the EA as required. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:49:38 AM
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....The minister said: “The Financial Conduct Authority and National Crime Agency take any such allegations seriously and will investigate closely whether recent information from the Guardian newspaper regarding money laundering from Russia . would allow the progression of an investigation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:33:29 PM
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....Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. An investigation by watchdog Ofcom found that the ISP broke a fundamental billing rule by continuing to charge a group of customers for landline and broadband after they had cancelled services. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:35:44 AM
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.... ". A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
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....Critics of the merger, which gives 21st Century Fox access to Sky's 22 million customers in Europe, fear it will mean Rupert Murdoch has too much control of the UK media. Ms Bradley had previously said that she was "minded" to call for an investigation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
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....Todd says a typical SSE standard tariff customer will pay £1,141 a year after this price rise, yet could get a deal as cheap as £834 a year by switching. A two-year investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority concluded last June that 70% of domestic customers of the big six were on expensive standard variable tariffs and could save more than £300 by switching. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
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....The SQA had not raised its set fee of £27. 15 per half day since it was first introduced in 2009, leading to questions in the Scottish parliament and an investigation by the Poverty Alliance, a charity which oversees Scotland’s living wage policy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:59:31 PM
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.... And only six of them have exported in the past 60 days," said Mr Temer at a meeting with foreign diplomats on Sunday. Operation Weak Flesh was launched in the early hours of Friday in six Brazilian states after a two-year investigation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 08:39:48 PM
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. French prosecutors have opened an investigation into claims Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) broke diesel emissions tests. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:12:41 PM
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....Ofcom has already said that Fox taking over Sky’s licence would warrant a “fit and proper review”. During its investigation following Murdoch’s previous attempt to takeover Sky in 2010, it found that Sky remained a “fit and proper” owner of a broadcast licence, despite the phone-hacking affair that embroiled the now-defunct News Corporation, then parent of Fox and Murdoch’s UK newspapers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
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.... . They questioned a core finding of the two-year Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) energy market investigation - that the large firms were making excess profits to the tune of £1bn to £2bn a year. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But in recent years, the chaebols and their family members have become the focus of public anger over inequality and corruption. The corruption trial is separate from the investigation facing former South Korean President Park Geun-hye over her alleged dealings with other big conglomerates, including the Samsung Group. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:11:15 AM
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....Green could get the money back despite BHS workers receiving on average just 88% of the value of their original benefits from the settlement. Field, who co-led the parliamentary investigation into the collapse of the retailer, called on the billionaire tycoon to hand the £15m to BHS pensioners to make up for the shortfall in their benefits. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:30:06 AM
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....In early January I noticed an oil patch on the drive. Despite seeing no further sign of any problems, I took the car to a local garage for further investigation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
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....Plusnet, the BT-owned broadband and landline company, has been fined almost £900,000 by Ofcom for continuing to charge more than 1,000 customers even though they had cancelled their accounts. The telecoms regulator fined Plusnet £880,000 after an investigation found that the BT subsidiary broke a “fundamental billing rule”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:35:18 PM
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....Apple is facing scrutiny in New Zealand following reports it paid no tax for at least a decade, despite having logged billions in sales. An investigation by the New Zealand Herald newspaper found Apple's local unit paid about NZ$37m ($3bn; £2bn) in taxes since 2007 in Australia instead. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:09:46 AM
....Apple is facing scrutiny in New Zealand following reports it paid no tax for at least a decade, despite having logged billions in sales. An investigation by the New Zealand Herald newspaper found Apple's local unit paid about NZ$37m ($3bn; £2bn) in taxes since 2007 in Australia instead. ...
Energy price cap implications ominous, former regulators say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:49:47 AM
.... . They questioned a core finding of the two-year Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) energy market investigation - that the large firms were making excess profits to the tune of £1bn to £2bn a year. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for charging more than 1,000 ex-customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:35:18 PM
....Plusnet, the BT-owned broadband and landline company, has been fined almost £900,000 by Ofcom for continuing to charge more than 1,000 customers even though they had cancelled their accounts. The telecoms regulator fined Plusnet £880,000 after an investigation found that the BT subsidiary broke a “fundamental billing rule”. ...
Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:40:05 PM
.... . "Our investigation revealed that we were dealing with a pattern of unprecedented pollution incidents which could have been avoided if Thames Water had been open and frank with the Environment Agency as required by water company industry protocol. ...
Thames Water hit with record £20m fine for huge sewage leaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:49:38 AM
....Anne Brosnan, the EA’s chief prosecutor, said: “Thames Water was completely negligent to the environmental dangers created by the parlous state of its works. Our investigation revealed that we were dealing with a pattern of unprecedented pollution incidents which could have been avoided if Thames Water had been open and frank with the EA as required. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:35:44 AM
....Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. An investigation by watchdog Ofcom found that the ISP broke a fundamental billing rule by continuing to charge a group of customers for landline and broadband after they had cancelled services. ...
Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions investigated in France image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:12:41 PM
. French prosecutors have opened an investigation into claims Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) broke diesel emissions tests. ...
Police to examine 'Global Laundromat' money laundering allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:33:29 PM
....The minister said: “The Financial Conduct Authority and National Crime Agency take any such allegations seriously and will investigate closely whether recent information from the Guardian newspaper regarding money laundering from Russia . would allow the progression of an investigation. ...
K-Drama image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:11:15 AM
....But in recent years, the chaebols and their family members have become the focus of public anger over inequality and corruption. The corruption trial is separate from the investigation facing former South Korean President Park Geun-hye over her alleged dealings with other big conglomerates, including the Samsung Group. ...
Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
.... ". A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. ...
Sir Philip Green 'could get £15m refund from £363m BHS payout' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:30:06 AM
....Green could get the money back despite BHS workers receiving on average just 88% of the value of their original benefits from the settlement. Field, who co-led the parliamentary investigation into the collapse of the retailer, called on the billionaire tycoon to hand the £15m to BHS pensioners to make up for the shortfall in their benefits. ...
Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:39:48 PM
.... And only six of them have exported in the past 60 days," said Mr Temer at a meeting with foreign diplomats on Sunday. Operation Weak Flesh was launched in the early hours of Friday in six Brazilian states after a two-year investigation. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
....The documents include details of about 70,000 banking transactions, including 1,920 that went through UK banks and 373 via US banks. The data is understood to be part of the evidence gathered in a three-year money-laundering investigation led by police in Latvia and Moldova. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....But some questioned the company's commitment to tackling the issue. A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube's video site. ...
Uber president quits firm saying its values are 'inconsistent' with his image
....The company also faces allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination levied by a former employee, Susan Fowler. Following Fowler’s publication of a blogpost detailing her experience at the company, Uber launched an investigation, led by former attorney general Eric Holder and board member Arianna Huffington. ...
Uber faces further turmoil as company president Jeff Jones quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:27:43 PM
....A former Uber employee last month published a blogpost describing a workplace where sexual harassment was common and went unpunished. The blog post prompted an internal investigation that is being led by former US attorney general Eric Holder. ...
Discovering holes in my Skoda Yeti… and in my £729 Mapfre warranty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
....In early January I noticed an oil patch on the drive. Despite seeing no further sign of any problems, I took the car to a local garage for further investigation. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... They have refused to blink, preferring to battle on until the bitter end. The allegations have drawn in an extraordinary cast of characters, from the pop star Katy Perry and the Queen’s grandchildren, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, all of whom attended Nick’s wedding, to the murdered Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who worked for an investigations firm employed by the brothers. ...
SSE the latest ‘big six’ firm to put its prices up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....Todd says a typical SSE standard tariff customer will pay £1,141 a year after this price rise, yet could get a deal as cheap as £834 a year by switching. A two-year investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority concluded last June that 70% of domestic customers of the big six were on expensive standard variable tariffs and could save more than £300 by switching. ...
Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:21:35 PM
....Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi will meet foreign ambassadors on Monday to reassure them and try to prevent sanctions being issued against Brazilian meat exporters. Operation Weak Flesh was launched in the early hours of Friday in six Brazilian states after a two-year investigation. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
.... Google also delivers ads to many other third-party sites. An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
....The internet giant said it had "strict guidelines" about the placement of adverts but conceded "we don't always get it right". A recent investigation by the Times found adverts were appearing alongside content from supporters of extremist groups, making them around £6 per 1,000 viewers, as well as making money for the company. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
.... Ads for the Guardian’s membership scheme are understood to have been placed alongside a range of extremist material after an agency acting on the media group’s behalf used Google’s AdX ad exchange. An investigation by the Times claimed that advertising from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. ...
Scotland's exam body promises living wage after £6 hourly rate revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:59:31 PM
....The SQA had not raised its set fee of £27. 15 per half day since it was first introduced in 2009, leading to questions in the Scottish parliament and an investigation by the Poverty Alliance, a charity which oversees Scotland’s living wage policy. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
....Critics of the merger, which gives 21st Century Fox access to Sky's 22 million customers in Europe, fear it will mean Rupert Murdoch has too much control of the UK media. Ms Bradley had previously said that she was "minded" to call for an investigation. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....Ofcom has already said that Fox taking over Sky’s licence would warrant a “fit and proper review”. During its investigation following Murdoch’s previous attempt to takeover Sky in 2010, it found that Sky remained a “fit and proper” owner of a broadcast licence, despite the phone-hacking affair that embroiled the now-defunct News Corporation, then parent of Fox and Murdoch’s UK newspapers. ...
US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:54:02 PM
...."We would hope [Russia] would respect our criminal justice system and respect these charges," said acting Att Gen McCord, acknowledging the fact that the US does not have an extradition treaty with Russia. "The United Kingdom's MI5 made substantial contributions to the advancement of this investigation," added FBI executive assistant director Paul Abbate. ...
Lorry driver: 'I feel like a prisoner in my own lorry' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:06:15 AM
. Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found. ...
Ikea drivers living in trucks for months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:20 AM
. Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found. ...
Brazil prosecutor targets politicians in Petrobras scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:19:32 PM
. Brazil's top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open 83 new investigations into politicians as part of a long-running corruption probe involving state oil giant Petrobras. ...
Rex Tillerson 'used email alias' at Exxon to talk climate change image
....Mr Schneiderman is investigating whether Exxon misled investors and the public about climate change. In a letter to a New York state judge overseeing the investigation, the attorney general said the company had not previously disclosed the account, which was also used to discuss other issues. ...
Germany warns social media firms over illegal content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:20:15 PM
....Any content that was "clearly criminal" would have to be removed within 24 hours under conditions outlined in the draft law. If, after an investigation, content is found to be criminal then that must be removed in seven days. ...
Revision App customers complain of unexpected payments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:19:29 PM
....Revision App claims to offer effective online revision through its website or phone app. A BBC investigation has found the company has taken people's money then failed to respond to their complaints. ...
How to beat UK energy price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:20:57 PM
.... But even those cheaper, fixed deals are heading north: in March 2016 the site said the best fix was £751, which has jumped to £834 at present. But the main problem with switching, as an investigation by the competition watchdog concluded last year, is that not enough people do it. ...
SSE to raise electricity prices next month image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:52:44 AM
....Citizens Advice want households that receive the government's Warm Home Discount scheme to be protected from price rises too. Whether intervention is on the table should become clearer later this year when the government publishes its official response to the energy market investigation being undertaken by the Competition and Markets Authority. ...
Diesel emissions: the clues were there image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:30:14 PM
.... However, differences between real-world and official test emissions are not confined to VW. A recent French government investigation found only four out of 52 diesel cars met emission limits when used on the road, and half those in Dutch tests showed “non-standard” behaviour. ...
Trump is set to win the battle on interest rates, but US economy will pay the price image
.... Sales and profits have soared, and chairman Peter Cowgill has pulled the business back from what seemed like terminal decline. JD has said a Channel 4 documentary highlighting alleged poor practises at its warehouse did not reflect the working environment in an accurate or balanced way, but it did launch an investigation. ...
How free market helped big six energy firms to rack up huge profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....That led to the doorstep mis-selling scandals when customers were signed up to switch provider without their knowledge, ending in multimillion-pound fines for EDF, Npower, British Gas and SSE. In 2008 price rises of 42% prompted Ofgem to hold an energy supply investigation, then in 2010 a retail market review. ...
Democrats question Trump 'conflict of interest' with Deutsche Bank investigation image
. Senior Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for a congressional investigation into the justice department’s handling of an ongoing inquiry into Deutsche Bank, saying that Donald Trump had conflicts of interest with the German bank, his biggest creditor. ...
Citywing 'virtual airline' goes out of business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:53:12 PM
.... . Another airline was drafted in to run Van Air's routes until an investigation was completed. ...
Unlimited fines for bulk buying ticket touts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:54:06 AM
....". In December, an enforcement investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority was launched into any suspected breach by this market. ...
Has TalkTalk’s security been breached yet again? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
....”. The fresh allegations come amid a long and delayed investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office. ...
Volkswagen pleads guilty to all criminal charges in emissions cheating scandal image
.... Volkswagen previously reached a $15bn civil settlement with US environmental authorities and car owners. Under its agreement, VW must cooperate in the investigation and let an independent monitor oversee compliance for three years. ...
Christian Candy adviser linked to Litvinenko and his alleged killer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:45:01 PM
.... The case against the billionaire property developers is being brought by their former business associate, Mark Holyoake. Steven Smith, a founding director of Christian Candy’s property group, was cross-examined on Thursday about his involvement with the London-based investigations agency RISC Management. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
....”. A parliamentary inquiry into working practices at the retailer - prompted by a Guardian investigation - concluded last year that Ashley had been running Sports Direct like a Victorian workhouse. ...
From V-necks to handcuffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:52:51 AM
.... . He is is the most high-profile figure arrested in the investigation. ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
...."21st Century Fox is confident that the transaction will be approved based on an objective assessment of the facts," said Jeffrey Palker, executive vice president at the firm. Ms Bradley has been weighing up whether to refer the deal to Ofcom after warning it could pose "public interest considerations" that warranted further investigation. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....The employee described the workplace as a “Hobbesian jungle” where “you can never get ahead unless someone else dies”. Such hyper-competitive dysfunction has also been described by other former Uber employees, including Susan Fowler, the engineer whose blogpost detailing sexual harassment and gender discrimination prompted Uber to launch an “urgent investigation” headed by former attorney general Eric Holder and attorney Tammy Albarran last month. ...
Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:00:44 AM
....It encourages users to report inappropriate content via its "report button". The US firm says it has improved this system since an investigation by the BBC last year. ...
High heels row: MPs 'shocked' by women's dress code stories image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 02:21:10 PM
....An inquiry into work dress codes has exposed "widespread discrimination" against women, MPs have said. The investigation was prompted by a petition, being debated by MPs, that called for a ban on requiring women to wear high heels at work. ...
Switch hitch: Ofgem to look into improper exit-fee allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:14:41 AM
.... The regulator says that no exit fee should be paid if someone switches from a fixed-term contract to another supplier within 49 days of the deal’s end. Ofgem is yet to escalate its inquiries into a formal investigation, but if it does there could be significant financial penalties for any companies found guilty of wrongdoing. ...
Scheme to combat rogue lettings agents under attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:19:27 AM
....By law, letting agents cannot trade unless they are a member of one of three schemes, including the Property Redress Scheme. However, dozens of customers of one rogue agent in London said when things went wrong, victims were not protected, a BBC You and Yours investigation has found. ...
Deutsche Bank shares hit by cash call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:57:28 PM
....2bn (£5. 9bn) payment to US authorities to settle an investigation into mortgage-backed securities. ...
Topshop owner to double contributions to plug pension deficit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 03:28:55 PM
.... BHS fell into administration just 13 months after Green sold it. A high-profile parliamentary investigation into the demise of BHS concluded that the company had been systematically plundered by its owners and described the hole in the pension fund as “the unacceptable face of capitalism”. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
....But the exponential growth in crap is not the biggest problem, he said. Much more worrying was the return of the Wanamaker problem: how many people are actually seeing these ads? Perhaps what he had in mind was an advertising industry investigation that suggested around a third of online ads may be “seen” not by humans but by bots. ...
SSE customers charged up to £33,000 a day by faulty smart meters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 08:59:29 AM
....Shocked customers of a major energy company have received an apology after malfunctioning smart meters said they would be charged up to £33,000 for one day’s power. SSE, one of the “big six”, said it had launched an urgent investigation into the errant devices, one of which told a customer they had exceeded their daily budget by nearly 3m%. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
....Britain’s commitment to tackling high-end money laundering through the City of London is under serious scrutiny after it emerged that regulators appear to have waved through an $800m bank transfer to a convicted criminal as the proceeds from one of the most corrupt deals in the history of the oil industry. A joint investigation by the Observer and journalists from Finance Uncovered, a non-profit organisation based in London, has discovered that prosecutors in Milan believe two payments of $400m each were wired through JP Morgan in London as the spoils of a huge deal to develop a Nigerian oilfield involving Shell, its joint venture partner the Italian oil giant Eni, and the government in Abuja. ...
£220,000: the price super-rich will pay to keep their privacy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:04:29 AM
.... The property spans the top three floors of one block, and consists of two flats which were knocked together. The Metropolitan police have said that more than £180m of British property held by offshore vehicles has been put under criminal investigation in the past decade as the likely proceeds of corruption. ...
Christian Candy tells high court: ‘I don’t deal with shady people’ image
....”. He said he had also approached Knuckey, who worked on Scotland Yard’s money laundering investigation team, for advice about debt collectors. ...
UK pharma firms accused of illegal deals to hike price of life-saving drug image
.... About 1m prescriptions of the drug were distributed last year. Andrew Groves, the CMA’s senior responsible officer for the investigation, said: “Anti-competitive agreements can cost the NHS, and ultimately the taxpayer, by stopping competition bringing down the cost of lifesaving drugs like hydrocortisone tablets. ...
Sky takeover: Minister 'minded' to examine Fox takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:54:43 PM
. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she is "minded" to order an Ofcom investigation into the planned £18. ...
UK culture secretary 'minded to' refer Sky takeover to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....”. An Ofcom investigation found in 2012 that Sky remained a “fit and proper” owner of a broadcast licence, despite the phone-hacking affair that embroiled its then parent company. ...
LSE chief says he'll stay as EU looks set to block Deutsche Börse merger image
.... It’s just a continuation of our strategy,” he added. Rolet would not be drawn on the insider trading investigation into Carsten Kengeter, the Deutsche Börse chief executive who is due to run the enlarged exchange. ...
NHS 'overcharged' by drug makers' non-compete deal, says CMA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:39:04 AM
....Concordia, formerly known as Amdipharm, said it believed the drug maker was "not in breach of competition law". The Canadian firm added that it was co-operating fully with the investigation and would "respond in detail" to the allegations. ...
Caterpillar raided over alleged tax evasion scheme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:07:46 AM
.... . The subsidiary in Switzerland was the focus of a 2014 investigation by the US senate alleging it was set up to shift billions of profits abroad to avoid paying taxes in the US. ...
Love on the line? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:03:50 AM
....Algorithms can pick up on these traits, he says. A recent investigation by Wired magazine revealed just how cavalier some of these dating sites services can be with our personal data. ...
Agent Provocateur founder brands Mike Ashley's purchase 'a stitch-up' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:46:56 PM
.... Accounting irregularities were uncovered within the business last year, which were investigated by KPMG. This investigation found material misstatement in the way stock, costs and liabilities had been reported over a number of years. ...
Cement firm Lafarge paid Syrian armed groups image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:24:34 AM
....The plant in northern Syria was shut down in 2014, the year before France's Lafarge merged with Swiss rival Holcim. LafargeHolcim said the evidence was revealed by an internal investigation. ...
Capita boss to quit amid profit fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:19:35 AM
....Capita has also been under fire over the way it collects the TV licence fee. Capita, which collects the fee on behalf of the BBC, is now under investigation by the corporation after allegations that its collectors targeted vulnerable people, spurred on by an aggressive incentive scheme. ...
Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer loses millions in bonuses over security lapses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:24:37 AM
....Yahoo’s general counsel, Ronald Bell, resigned without severance pay for his department’s lackadaisical response to the security lapses. Although Yahoo’s security team uncovered evidence that a hacker backed by an unnamed foreign government had pried into user accounts in 2014, executives “failed to act sufficiently” on that knowledge, according to the results of an internal investigation disclosed Wednesday. ...
Dominic Chappell to fight legal action forcing him to pay BHS pensions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:44:02 PM
....The failure of BHS led to the loss of 11,000 jobs and left a £571m pension deficit. A high-profile parliamentary investigation into its demise concluded that the company had been systematically plundered by its owners and accused Chappell of having “his fingers in the till”. ...
Viagogo ticket rip-off concerns prompt May to promise crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:04:57 PM
....”. The government has yet to respond to a review by Prof Michael Waterson, who recommended that a public body such as National Trading Standards carry out an investigation into the ticket resale industry’s compliance with the law. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is expected to formally notify the European competition regulator of its £11. 7bn takeover offer for Sky later this week, after which the UK culture secretary will have to decide whether to launch an investigation into the extent of Murdoch’s control of UK media. ...
Philip Green agrees to pay £363m into BHS pension fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:42:06 PM
....The deal with the Pensions Regulator, which is likely to help the billionaire keep his knighthood, follows the controversial collapse of the BHS department store chain last April, which led to the loss of 11,000 jobs and left a pension deficit assessed at £571m. A high-profile parliamentary investigation into the demise of BHS concluded that the company had been systematically plundered by its owners and described the hole in the pension fund as “the unacceptable face of capitalism”. ...
Pets at Home recalls food after cats 'collapse' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:18:26 PM
.... . "An investigation has revealed that, in the four affected products, the level of thiamine (vitamin B1) was much lower than we had specified," the company said in a statement. ...
Samsung's acting head indicted on bribery charges as scandal grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:22:14 AM
....Lee, who is officially Samsung’s vice-president but has in effect run the company since his father suffered a heart attack in 2014, was charged with bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas and committing perjury before parliament. Prosecutors announced the charges on the final day of their investigation into a scandal that has rocked the country’s political and business worlds. ...
Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
....Ofcom expects other providers who benchmark prices against BT to follow suit and cut landline rental charges. The regulator’s investigation closes in May. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
....Shell has also been a member of industry lobby groups that have fought climate action, including the so-called Global Climate Coalition until 1998; the far-right American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) until 2015; and remains a member of the Business Roundtable and the American Petroleum Institute today. Another oil giant, Exxon Mobil, is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and state attorney generals for allegedly misleading investors about the risks climate change posed to its business. ...

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