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Citigroup imposes restrictions on clients who sell guns

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Citgroup boss Michael L Corbat said banks should be “responsible corporate citizens” Investment bank Citigroup has said it will introduce new restrictions on business customers who sell guns. It joins a growing corporate backlash against gun violence in the US, following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida […]

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YouTube gun ban drives bloggers to PornHub

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube / InRangeTV Image caption InRangeTV has moved some of its videos to PornHub YouTube has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns and their accessories. It had already banned videos linked to the sale of guns and accessories. Many firearms enthusiasts noticed that some of their videos […]

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UK interest rates held at 0.5%

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Bank of England has left the door open to raise UK interest rates in May after making no change this month, holding them steady at 0.5%. Two members of the Bank’s nine-member Monetary Policy Committee – Ian McCafferty and Michael Saunders – backed an increase in rates to 0.75%. […]

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Facebook warned 'enough is enough' by advertisers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Advertisers are telling Facebook that “enough is enough” following a data breach that left millions of users’ information open to exploitation. It has emerged that ISBA, a trade body which represents major UK advertisers, will meet Facebook this week. If it fails to provide assurances about the security of users’ […]

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Trump set to announce China sanctions after IP probe

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Trump administration plans to announce sanctions against China on Thursday after determining that the country is encouraging the theft and transfer of intellectual property from US businesses. The White House said the actions come after years of talks about the issue that failed to produce change. The actions are […]

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Where time is slow

[ad_1] Image copyright Voutilainen Image caption The Voutilianen workshop can spend years designing and hand-making watches for collectors. There’s a separate area inside the world’s biggest watch fair where the showbusiness and champagne is less conspicuous. The huge Baselworld arena, in the Swiss city of Basel, is this week hosting a catalogue of ‘A’ list […]