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Bill Gates (62) is the world’s second-richest person with a $95 billion fortune. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Billionaires made more money in 2017 than in any year in recorded history, according to a new report. The richest people on Earth increased their wea(...)

Wagestream employees recently held a 		“funeral” for the payday loans industry following the demise of Wonga

Wagestream, a UK fintech start-up whose backers include tech titans Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, is launching its services in Ireland. The London-(...)

An Amazon fulfilment centre in Baltimore. These centres are where the majority of Amazon’s 500,000 employees work. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

With almost half a million employees, and counting, worldwide, Amazon’s decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 (€13) per hour will cost them dearly(...)

Bugatti bricks: A Chiron two-seater sports car made of Lego as all sports cars should be. Photograph: Eric Piermont / AFP

In numbers: Boardroom balance 1 Minimum number of women that publicly traded companies headquartered in California must have on their board of direct(...)

Amazon’s pay rise helps to address growing discontent at working conditions in its network of logistics warehouses. Photograph: AP

A few hours after Amazon announced it would raise the minimum wage for its US staff to $15 (€13) an hour, chief executive Jeff Bezos appeared on stage(...)

An Amazon warehouse in New jersey.

Amazon is increasing the minimum wage paid to US and UK workers, passing on some of the spoils of its rapid expansion to staff in the face of criticis(...)

Donald Trump’s tweets condemning so-called ‘fake news’ media usually only reach most Americans through those same news outlets. Photograph: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

My current emotional state is pinned to the top of my Twitter feed. It reads: “Being angry all the time is exhausting and corrosive. Not being angry f(...)

Bono and The Edge’s backing of Convoy  is by no means the first tech investment made by the musicians. Photograph: EPA

On on-demand trucking technology company backed by U2 frontman Bono and lead guitarist The Edge has raised $198 million (€ 167 million) through the sa(...)

Dilly Daydream Shower caps are patterned with flamingos or leopard print or whatever you’re having

I hate, hate, hate getting wet. My idea of torment is a “long soak in a hot bath”. I hasten to add that I do actually have a shower every day. Misera(...)

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis strides the aisle of the company’s new discount store Jack’s in Chatteris, near Cambridge. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Image of the week: Jack’s Union Jacks Every drop of fresh milk in Tesco-owned Jack’s is British, got that, British? Union Jacks adorn the aisles of t(...)

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