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Top bosses rush to back Remain ahead of EU vote

Car workers at the BMW factory in Oxford. PA

BBC News : Top bosses from Sir Richard Branson to the chair of the football’s Premier League have backed the campaign to stay in the EU ahead of Thursday’s vote. Premier League chair Richard Scudamore said the 20 clubs in the top tier wanted to remain and that leaving would be “incongruous” in the context of the league’s commitment to ...

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Microsoft to help track legalised marijuana sales

The firm is alleged to offer tech support on behalf of Microsoft, something the tech giant denies

BBC News : Microsoft has teamed up with California-based technology start-up Kind Financial, which helps businesses and government agencies track sales of legalised marijuana “from seed to sale”. It is the first-ever partnership of its kind for Microsoft. Kind has been selling its marijuana tracking software to businesses and governments for some three years. The start-up will now be able ...

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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

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BBC News : Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over $26bn (£18bn) in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its business and email software. Microsoft said that LinkedIn would retain its “distinct brand, culture ...

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France labour dispute: Rail workers strike as protests continue

The strikes will disrupt travel ahead of the Euro 2016 football championships

BBC News : French railway workers are to go on strike as unions continue to protest against planned labour reforms. This is expected to further disrupt a transport network already suffering from a shortage of fuel. French President Francois Hollande has insisted he will not back down over the reforms, which aim to make it easier to recruit and dismiss ...

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Warren Buffett reveals $1bn Apple stake

Warren Buffett reveals $1bn Apple stake

BBC News : The billionaire investor Warren Buffett has revealed that his investment firm has bought a $1bn stake in the technology firm Apple. Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a holding of 9.81 million shares in the iPhone makerin a regulatory filing. Mr Buffett, who has traditionally shied away from tech stocks, is known for buying “value stocks”, so it is being ...

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