Npower to Lay Off 4,500 Workers

UK’s Energy company Npower could cut up to 4,500 jobs – 78 per cent of its workforce – in plans to restructure the business. E.on, which took over the gas and electricity supplier this year, said “the UK market is currently particularly challenging” in a statement announcing the proposals, which Unison called “a cruel blow for Npower employees”. “They’ve…

McDonald’s Axes CEO For Dating Employee

McDonald’s announced Sunday it had fired CEO Steve Easterbrook, citing his “poor judgment” over a consensual relationship he had with an employee.  The company’s board of directors said it had named Chris Kempczinski, most recently president of McDonald’s USA, to succeed him.  “Chris takes the reins of this great company at a time of strong,…

Twitter Announces Ban on Political Advertising

Social media giant, Twitter has announced that effective from November 22 that it will be banning political advertising from its platform worldwide. Explaining the decision, the Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey in a statement Wednesday night said it believes the reach of political messages should be earning and not bought adding that the reach of…

White House’s Transcript of Trump’s Call With Zelenskiy Shows He Repeatedly Asked Ukrainian President to Investigate Joe Biden [See Full Transcript]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript summarizing a July 25 call that was released Wednesday. A five-page summary of the call detailed a conversation between Trump and…

World’s Oldest Travel Company, Thomas Cook Collapses

LONDON (AP) — Longtime British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed after failing to secure rescue funding, and travel bookings for its more than 600,000 global vacationers were canceled early Monday. The British government said the return of the firm’s 150,000 British customers now abroad would be the largest repatriation in its peacetime history. The process…