Features by Rebecca Singer

British fathers to get extended paternity leave

Starting in April, new British fathers will get to take extended leave if their spouse goes back to work early.

China denies involvement in Renault scandal

Three executives were suspended by the French car maker Renault last week on suspicion of leaking information about its multi-billion dollar electric car program.

Hardback books are still thriving

The e-book market continues to gain more customers, but there is still one part of the traditional book market that finds itself thriving -- hardbacks. Sales in the U.K. have increased, thanks to hardbacks' decorative appeal and endurance.
Posted In: Retail

PetroChina strikes a deal with INEOS

China's largest oil and gas producer has struck a deal with a British energy company.

Global food prices hit record high

Global food prices hit their highest levels ever last month. Wheat, corn, sugar and cooking oil are causing the most concern.
Posted In: Food

Gallup says emerging countries are more optimistic than others

There's a new global survey that shows even the world's richest economies don't necessarily feature the planet's happiest people.

British banks borrowed more than a trillion U.S. dollars

The U.S. Federal Reserve has released a list of the banks that received federal loans at the height of the financial crisis. British banks were among the recipients, and borrowed more than a trillion U.S. dollars.
Posted In: Banks

Qatar Airways says Boeing has 'cleary failed' with Dreamliner delays

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker publicly criticizes the Boeing for it's continued delay of the 787 Dreamliner. Still, analysts say the airline is eagerly waiting its arrival.
Posted In: Airlines

McDonalds serves up a McDegree to employees in Britain

McDonald's offers two-year degree program in operations and business management to employees working at the fast food chain.

London prepares for a royal wedding

Prince William and his future bride, Kate Middleton will sit down with royal advisers to begin planning their wedding next year. But many Brits are already wondering how much it's going to cost and whether it's appropriate in a time of austerity.


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