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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power

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Business Amazon’s new Amazon Go store experience is simplifying shopping for tech-savvy, time-pressed shoppers

Amazon Go’s ‘just walk out’ principle redefines the physical shopping experience

Amazon’s new Amazon Go store experience is simplifying shopping for tech-savvy, time-pressed shoppers

Business Lego CEO Jorgen Vig Knudstorp is handing the reins to long-standing Lego man and current COO Bali Padda

Lego CEO steps down as Danish firm rearranges the bricks

Lego CEO Jorgen Vig Knudstorp is handing the reins to long-standing Lego man and current COO Bali Padda

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Business Leading cigarette producer Philip Morris has launched iQOS - an alternative to cigarettes, which heats tobacco enough to smoke the vapour without burning the raw material

Philip Morris launches innovative new cigarette alternative

Leading cigarette producer Philip Morris has launched iQOS – an alternative to cigarettes, which heats tobacco enough to smoke the vapour without burning the raw material

Business President Obama's efforts to thaw US-Cuban relations have paid off, particularly for the tourism and hospitality industries. Sadly, President-elect Trump is already threatening to reverse some of the good work

Improved relations see US-Cuban tourism and hospitality blossom

President Obama’s efforts to thaw US-Cuban relations have paid off, particularly for the tourism and hospitality industries. Sadly, President-elect Trump is already threatening to reverse some of the good work

Business Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda has continued its expansion into Hollywood, purchasing US television giant Dick Clark Productions

China’s Dalian Wanda acquires Dick Clark Productions for $1bn

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda has continued its expansion into Hollywood, purchasing US television giant Dick Clark Productions

Business Encouraged by runaway successes, investment has been easy to come by for tech start-ups, But the party might now be over

After the deluge, venture capital funding has dried up

Encouraged by runaway successes, investment has been easy to come by for tech start-ups, But the party might now be over

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Business As Japan’s strict transplantation laws and ingrained cultural beliefs keep organ donation rates low, alternative transplant options are emerging

Time is quickly running out for Japan’s transplant tourists

As Japan’s strict transplantation laws and ingrained cultural beliefs keep organ donation rates low, alternative transplant options are emerging

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Business Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has purchased Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP for a record-breaking $47bn

Qualcomm acquires NXP in Europe’s biggest tech deal

Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has purchased Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP for a record-breaking $47bn

Business Uber, the world’s most popular ride-hailing app, spent years trying to corner the market in China. It has now retreated, merging with long-time rival Didi Chuxing

Uber gives up the battle in China, but looks set to win the war worldwide

Uber, the world’s most popular ride-hailing app, spent years trying to corner the market in China. It has now retreated, merging with long-time rival Didi Chuxing

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Business Bees are a vital pillar of our ecosystem. If we allow them to die out, the consequences for both the environment and the global economy will be cataclysmic

Bees are nature’s most important pollinators – and they’re dying

Bees are a vital pillar of our ecosystem. If we allow them to die out, the consequences for both the environment and the global economy will be cataclysmic

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Business Many workplaces are now experimenting with a six-hour working day. But while it may work for some, instituting a fundamental change at a state level may prove a difficult task

The end of the eight-hour day – employers must take decisive action

Many workplaces are now experimenting with a six-hour working day. But while it may work for some, instituting a fundamental change at a state level may prove a difficult task

Business The International Organisation of Vine and Wine have predicted a fall in global wine production this year due to ‘climatic events’

Climate causes fall in global wine production

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine have predicted a fall in global wine production this year due to ‘climatic events’

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