Battered by Brexit, British companies now grapple with something worse

Apr 15, 2020
Two small British businesses — a cheese monger and a rivet maker — struggle to stay afloat in the coronavirus lockdown.
A passenger on the London Underground wears a surgical mask. The virus threat poses unprecedented problems for British businesses.
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Eyes in the sky: Air traffic control turns 100

Feb 25, 2020
The world's first air traffic control tower was commissioned at Croydon Airport in the U.K. on Feb. 25, 1920, revolutionizing what would become the airline industry.
Croydon Airport in South London. (Victoria Craig/BBC)

UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

Oct 17, 2019
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted: "We have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions."
EU and Union flags flutter in the breeze in front of the Victoria Tower, part of the Palace of Westminster in central London on October 17, 2019.
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A new wave of ATMs is accepting bill payments and dispensing concert tickets

Oct 10, 2019
The embattled ATM is gaining additional functions in order to survive.
In this photo illustration a woman uses a cashpoint ATM.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

What happens to Thomas Cook customers now?

Sep 24, 2019
The British government has repatriated about 8% of the 155,000 UK citizens who were abroad on vacations when the 178-year old travel-booking company went bust.
The service desk of British tour operator Thomas Cook is closed at Tegel airport in Berlin on Sept. 23, 2019.
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Vice President Pence heads to the U.K.

Sep 3, 2019
One of the key talking points during the trip will be trade relations after Brexit.
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What exactly is happening with Brexit?

Aug 29, 2019
It’s been a big week for Brexit.  The queen gave the green light for the government, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to suspend parliament after members return from summer recess from early September until Oct. 14. That’s just two…
Pro-EU supporters protest outside the Houses of Parliament on Aug. 28, 2019 in London, England.
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What to expect from Trump's U.K. trip

Jun 3, 2019
Lots of pomp, not much progress.
U.S. President Donald Trump during a tour of Westminster Abbey on June 3, 2019 in London, England.
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Acting your way to the top

May 15, 2019
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London has launched a course to help business leaders enhance their presence in the workplace.
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When it comes to Brexit, everyone is tired

Mar 26, 2019
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal shares what he’s learned about the U.K.'s plan to leave the European Union.
Anti Brexit demonstrators protest in the rain on March 12, 2019 in London, England.
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