Whitbread to spin off Costa chain as a separate firm

Whitbread is to split off Costa, the UK’s biggest coffee chain, as a separate firm, after activist pressure. The demerger will be “pursued as fast as practical and appropriate” to optimise value for shareholders. The activist investors, Elliott Advisors and Sachem Head, together control about 10% of shares. Costa has more than 2,400 UK coffee […]

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

Popular messaging service WhatsApp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules ahead of the introduction of new EU data privacy regulations in May. The app, which is owned by Facebook, will ask users to confirm their age when prompted […]

Компания «Форма Плюс» предлагает в Украине: изготовление резиновых пресс форм

Сегодня изготовление резиновых пресс форм – весьма трудоемкий и технологически сложный процесс, требующий особой подготовки и квалификации целой группы специалистов. Заказывая у нас пресс-формы для резины, на выходе вы получите гарантировано качественное готовое изделие. Для того чтобы заказать отличный вырубной штамп, отвечающий учрежденным международным стандартам качества, требуется разыскать серьезного исполнителя, владеющего достаточными производственными линиями. Указанные […]

The White House cuts $3.9 billion deal with Boeing for two new Air Force Ones

The White House has confirmed that the administration has reached a deal with Boeing for two new Air Force One planes. “President Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing on a fixed price contract for the new Air Force One Program,” a White House spokesman said. “Thanks to the President’s negotiations, the contract will […]

After ‘Black Panther’ success, Disney donates $1 million to fund youth STEM programs

Disney will donate $1 million to help develop STEM programs in the U.S., following the runaway box-office success of “Black Panther,” it was announced Monday. The company will give the grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), a nonprofit organization that offers young people support and essential skills to help them reach their […]

Foreign officials from four countries tried to figure out ways to manipulate Jared Kushner, report says

At least four countries sought ways to gain leverage over President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, the Washington Post reported late on Tuesday. Aaron P. Bernstein | Reuters White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner departs following his appearance before a closed session of the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their probe into Russian meddling […]

Delta decision to end NRA member perks was a ‘stupid move’ but not the reason it shouldn’t get tax breaks: Georgia state senator

Canceling a discount partnership with the National Rifle Association was a “stupid move” on the part of Delta Air Lines, said Georgia state Sen. Michael Williams. But that’s not the reason the Republican legislator is in favor of blocking a jet fuel sales tax exemption, he said. “We do not support crony capitalism and giving […]