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Argos axes ‘book of dreams’ catalogue after 48 years

Image copyright Getty Images “The laminated book of dreams,” was how comedian Bill Bailey jokingly described the plastic-coated Argos catalogue. But 48 years on from its launch, the catalogue is finally coming to an end. The encyclopedia-like catalogues, the basis of many a child’s Christmas wishlist, will no longer be regularly printed by the end of the January 2021. The… Read more →

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Uber axes 3,700 staff as trips drop in lockdowns

Image copyright Getty Images Uber has announced plans to cut 3,700 full-time staff – about 14% of its workforce – as business plunges following pandemic shutdowns. Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi will also waive his base salary – set at $1m in 2019 – through to the year end. The announcements come a day ahead of the firm’s quarterly results. Even… Read more →