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Why are airlines so keen on the fantasy of the Mile-High Barbie? | Barbara Ellen 20 Apr 1:36pm Why are airlines so keen on the fantasy of the Mile-High Barbie? | Barbara Ellen
Flying might still be an adventure but we can do without the retro presentationHow did it come to this – women required to produce a sick note because they’ve been struck down by… unsexiness? It seems that
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The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off 20 Apr 11:00am The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off
Trump’s ambitions for US lunar exploration will be a further boost to the billionaires building a new generation of rocketsPresident Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature policy promises, but now he has set his sights higher: a return to the moon, five decades after humans last set foot there. The White House has spoken of landing the first woman on the moon within five years and Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence, has made it clear that the private sector – much of it backed by a handful of billionaires – could play a big part in the plans.
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Google takes belated action on ‘copycat’ site that tricks unwary users 20 Apr 11:00am Google takes belated action on ‘copycat’ site that tricks unwary users
An unofficial Dartford crossing website is just one instance of online mimicry that costs users dearA website that tricks unwary drivers into paying three times the cost of using the Dartford crossing has been removed from the top of Google search results, following pressure from the
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The consumers’ champion chasing Mastercard for £14bn 20 Apr 11:00am The consumers’ champion chasing Mastercard for £14bn
Ex-financial ombudsman Walter Merricks tells why he took on the case that could now pay each adult in the UK £300When the Consumer Rights Act came into force in 2015, one man was keeping a keen eye on businesses failing to serve their customers properly. So when Mastercard didn’t respond to a ruling from the European commission that it was profiting unfairly on transaction fees, the “lack of contrition” propelled him into action. Joining forces with the largest law firm in the world devoted solely to business litigation, Walter Merricks decided to take on the biggest class action in British history, believing millions of consumers had paid higher prices in shops for 16 years because of allegedly excessive transaction fees. “I thought, ‘Right. You’re on’,” the former financial ombudsman told the
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Why you should pay your parents £100 board a month 20 Apr 2:00am Why you should pay your parents £100 board a month
Researchers calculated that young adults save £8,000 a year by living at home – and worked out how much they should pay for board each month
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An Isa with 8.24% fixed interest a year. Is that simply too good to be true? 20 Apr 2:00am An Isa with 8.24% fixed interest a year. Is that simply too good to be true?
It’s an eye-catching offer popping up in Facebook newsfeeds this month. But, in the wake of a controversial mini-bonds scandal, people are wary. As one financial expert advises ‘stay away’, we spell out the facts It’s an advert that’s been popping up in many people’s Facebook newsfeeds during the last few weeks, for a “Platinum Isa” that pays a fixed 8.24% a year. That’s certainly an eye-catching rate, and it prompted one of those who contacted Guardian Money to say: “It looks too good to be true.” There have also been discussions about the product on the forums of sites such as MoneySavingExpert.com, with
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