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Centrica says 2019 profit to be hit by energy price cap

Image copyright Getty Images British Gas owner Centrica said its profit this year will be hit by the energy regulator's tariff price cap.The company reported a 12% rise in annual group operating profits to £1.39bn for 2018, but described its performance as "mixed"."We have been very clear that we do not believe a price cap…

Purplebricks shares dive on sales outlook shock

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in estate agents Purplebricks plunged after it slashed its sales forecast and announced the departure of two senior executives.The company expects sales for the current financial year of between £130m and £140m. Its previous forecast was between £165m and £175m.Purplebricks blamed a "challenging" UK housing market and "headwinds" for its…

Johnson & Johnson in US probe over baby powder claims

Image copyright Getty Images US authorities are investigating Johnson & Johnson, spurred by concerns about asbestos contamination of its talc products, such as baby powder.The inquiries by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission follow news reports in December that said the firm had known about the risks for decades.The firm, which contested…

Just Eat to ban takeaways given rating of zero for hygiene

Image copyright Getty Images Food ordering app Just Eat is to remove all restaurants with a hygiene rating of zero from their platform.Any new outlet attempting to join Just Eat will also have to be rated at least "generally satisfactory" - a three on the five point scale - for hygiene.It comes after a BBC…

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President of Kazakhstan visits pioneering Center of Tomotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, program managed by...

(Astana, Kazakhstan)Yesterday, August 29th, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan visited a newly opened Center of Tomography and Nuclear  Medicine at the National Research Hospital in Astana the capital of Kazakhstan. Prime Minister...

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