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O2 'to seek millions' in damages over data outage

Image copyright Getty Images Mobile operator O2 is understood to be seeking millions in damages from supplier Ericsson after last week's day-long data network collapse.The total bill could be up to £100m, according to The Telegraph.O2 smartphone users were unable to use their mobile phone data last Thursday. Ericsson blamed expired software licences for the…
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The worst things about working in shops at Christmas

Image copyright Getty Images Christmas present shopping might fill you with joy, but spare a thought for the people working in retail this festive season. The shops are busy, changing rooms get messy and stuff tends to end up lying all over the place.With stores opening early and closing late, it can also mean long…
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How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sheryl Sandberg is one of the world's most powerful women in business. But the calls for her to go are getting louder. Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat.It has been a sharp turn for Sheryl Sandberg.Just last…
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US jobs growth slows in November

Image copyright Getty Images US jobs growth was weaker than expected last month, a slowdown that analysts blamed partly on a tight labour market.Employers added 155,000 jobs, with health care, manufacturing and transportation firms driving the growth, the Labor Department said.The gains kept the unemployment rate unchanged at 3.7%, near record lows, according to the…
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UK house price rise 'slowest for six years'

Image copyright PA Annual growth in UK house prices slowed to its lowest rate for six years with property values barely changed from a year ago, a major lender has said.The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group - the UK's biggest mortgage lender, said prices rose by 0.3% in November compared with a year earlier.House…
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Interserve: Major government contractor 'seeks second rescue deal'

Image copyright Creative Commons Image caption Among the company's contracts is for cleaning at Network Rail stations One of the UK's largest providers of public services is seeking a rescue deal as it struggles with £500m of debt, according to the Financial Times. Interserve, which works in prisons, schools, hospitals and on the roads, said…