How the U.K.’s short-term fixed-rate mortgages are causing deep worry

Oct 26, 2022
The recent firestorm over the British government’s fiscal policies highlighted the vulnerability of some mortgages in the United Kingdom.
Brits typically fix their mortgage interest rates on two- or five-year terms. Many are fearing refinancing because of the recent spike in U.K. interest rates.
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Will the UK sanction Russian-owned assets over the Ukraine crisis?

Feb 15, 2022
The British government has threatened to freeze Russian oligarchs’ property in the U.K. if Russia invades Ukraine. Is the threat credible?
By one estimate, at least 150 luxury properties in the U.K. — $2 billion worth — are owned by Russians with links to the Kremlin.
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How this engineer hopes to inspire Muslim women to pursue operational roles

Nov 25, 2021
Aminah Shafiq, senior water quality advisor for Severn Trent Water, noticed her helmet wasn't fitting properly, so she designed the first PPE-specific headscarf.
Aminah Shafiq, senior water quality advisor at Severn Trent Water, designed the first PPE-specific headscarf.
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Is this the end of the road for the internal combustion engine in the U.K.?

Dec 2, 2020
The nation banned the sale of new fossil-fueled cars starting in 2030. Enthusiasts, and the public, are not sure the electric revolution will be complete by then.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses in an electric taxi. His government has accelerated its plan to move the country to electric transportation.
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Brits sniff at chlorinated American chicken

Feb 26, 2020
The problem with chlorinated chicken is actually not the chlorine at all — it’s what the chlorine represents.
U.S. chicken practices could stand in the way of a U.S.-UK free trade deal.
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Is Britain's fast train project worth the investment?

May 6, 2019
Rocketing cost projections are scaring off some observers.
A "Stop HS2" sign posted on a tree.
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Space tech key to future of healthcare

Apr 9, 2019
One U.K. company is developing a portable 3D X-ray machine based on space technology.
This composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, part of the Orion Nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in optical and near-infrared light. Infrared light allows to peer through the dust of the nebula and to see the stars therein. The revealed stars are shown with a bright red colour in the image.
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Brexit stands to hurt the rest of the EU, too

Mar 14, 2019
With the limelight on Britain, it's easy to lose sight of wider ramifications.
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As subscription-box craze hits full tilt, big brands cash in

Feb 28, 2019
Might an abundance of consumer choices saturate the subscription-box market?
It’s been a decade since subscription-box trailblazers like Birchbox revolutionized retail.
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