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Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PM's unsigned delay request, UK says

7:14am BST

LONDON The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay. | Video

Britain's James Dyson scraps electric car project

11 Oct 2019

LONDON James Dyson, the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has canceled his ambitious plan to build an electric car because the project was not commercially viable.

Yours for $1 billion only: the glamor of the London Ritz

10 Oct 2019

LONDON The owners of London's Ritz hotel, a haven for royals, statesmen and movie stars, have hinted that they would be open to selling the luxury establishment for $1 billion, a source close to them said on Thursday. | Video

Vodafone to close more than 1,000 stores

09 Oct 2019

DUESSELDORF, Germany Vodafone will shut 15% of its 7,700 stores and upgrade some of the remaining outlets as customers buy more online and change their expectations of in-store shopping, chief executive Nick Read said on Tuesday.

UK could be flexible on details of Northern Ireland veto, customs plan

07 Oct 2019

LONDON Britain is open to some flexibility on the proposed mechanism that would allow lawmakers in post-Brexit Northern Ireland to decide whether the British province remains in regulatory alignment with the European Union, its Brexit minister said.

Vodafone tests new network tech in UK in challenge to 'big three' suppliers

06 Oct 2019

LONDON Vodafone is testing innovative open access radio technology in Britain - a first for Europe - in a move that could break the grip Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia hold on the telco equipment market.

Aston Martin raises £120 million in debt, shares fall on high cost

25 Sep 2019

LONDON Luxury carmaker Aston Martin will see its borrowing costs jump after it raised $150 million (£120 million pounds) in debt at 12% interest to bolster its balance sheet for its DBX sports utility vehicle launch next year, with the option for another $100 million.

As Thomas Cook customers return home, blame game begins

25 Sep 2019

LONDON/NEW YORK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and unions questioned the part played by Thomas Cook's richly rewarded bosses in the company's demise on Tuesday, and asked why the state had to foot the bill for bringing tens of thousands of tourists home. | Video

RIP Thomas Cook: holiday dreams washed away by tide of debt

23 Sep 2019

LONDON Thomas Cook sold tens of millions of Britons a summer holiday to remember with the slogan "Don't just book it, Thomas Cook it".

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