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American Airlines admits ‘soap spill’ did not divert flight

[ad_1] Image caption American Airlines flight 729 bound for Philadelphia was diverted to Dublin American Airlines now says a spilled cleaning product did not cause an odour that led to a flight being diverted when two cabin crew members passed out. The airline initially made the claim after a flight from London Heathrow was diverted to Dublin on 21 October. However, the aircraft's maintenance records and other evidence, obtained by
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Manchester City post record £535.2m revenue in 2018-19 annual report

[ad_1] Manchester City won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield last seasonManchester City brought in a record £535.2m last season, the club's 2018-19 annual report says.It was City's 11th successive year of revenue growth and closes the gap on local rivals Manchester United, the Premier League's richest club.The figure is projected to rise again next year given City have already qualified for the knockout stages of
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Jamie Oliver to expand restaurants abroad after UK collapse

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is to open more restaurants abroad, six months after he was forced to close most of his UK operations.Jamie Oliver Group has said international franchisees plan to open 21 new Jamie Oliver-branded restaurants by the end of 2020.At least two of those restaurants will be under a new casual dining brand called Jamie Oliver Kitchen.In May, the UK business fell into administration,
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TSB meltdown caused by testing failures, says report

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Testing failures of a new computer system were the cause of problems that left up to 1.9 million TSB customers without online banking access, a report by law firm Slaughter and May has said.In April 2018, the bank started moving customers to a new system, but some could not use it for several weeks.TSB is part of the Spanish banking group Sabadell and its in-house IT
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Boeing gets 737 Max vote of confidence

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption All Boeing 737 Max planes are currently grounded Boeing has received a small vote of confidence in its troubled 737 Max after another airline said it was interested in buying the aircraft.Air Astana, the Kazakhstan flag carrier, announced at the Dubai Air Show it wanted 30 737s for its recently launched budget airline Fly Arystana.But Air Astana has signed a "letter of intent" rather
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EasyJet relaunches package holiday business

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images EasyJet is relaunching its package holiday business as the airline looks to fill the gap in the industry left by Thomas Cook's demise earlier this year.About 20 million people fly with EasyJet to Europe annually but only 500,000 book accommodation through it.The news came as the carrier reported a 26% fall in pre-tax profits to £427m for the year to 30 September.EasyJet also said it
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‘Why economists get things wrong’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption "Economists are always saying on the one hand, but then on the other hand," says Prof Esther Duflo, pictured with her husband Abhijit Banerjee Economists have had a hard time in recent years, with Conservative politician Michael Gove famously saying that people were tired of "experts" during the Brexit campaign, branding them "distant", "unaccountable" and "elitist".Today, trust in economists is barely above that
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Chick-fil-A tweaks giving policies after protests

[ad_1] Image copyright Reading Pride Image caption Campaigners outside the Reading shopping centre US fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has changed its charitable giving policies, which had been criticised by LGBTQ activists.The restaurant company did not explain the decision except to say it wanted to offer "more clarity" about its donations.The firm said its giving will now focus on education, homelessness and hunger.Chick-fil-A has faced scrutiny since 2012 comments by chief executive
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Should workers be allowed to nap at work?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump's UN General Assembly speech appears to put some to sleep - including US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross The US government says sleeping in the office is a no-no. But experts say it's time they reconsider, writes Jonathan Berr.The US government has decided to get tough on naps.Although sleeping at work has long been frowned upon for federal employees, it