William Hill to shut 119 stores and repay £24m in furlough funds

The bookmaker William Hill has seen a fast recovery in takings after sports betting resumed, but announced it would not reopen 119 branches closed during the coronavirus lockdown. The group said it had redeployed the majority of staff at the branches that are closing and only 16 redundancies were expected. The latest closures, representing about […]

WHSmith job cuts: High street store set to axe 1,500 jobs after customer exodus

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The stationery retailer said the COVID-19 crisis has pushed down the number of customers going into its stores. It is the latest British high street store to fall victim to the pandemic. […]

Beirut Explosion Comes As Lebanon Faces Worst Crisis in History

Follow us @middleeast for more news on the region. A massive blast that ripped through the port in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, killed dozens, wounded thousands and damaged buildings across a country grimly familiar with upheaval. Officials have said it was caused by the detonation of chemicals stored there, without saying whether it was an accident […]

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan apologizes for mail-in voting claim made during Trump interview

Andy McCarthy on mail-in ballot fraud: ‘Nightmare scenario’ unfolding for November The post office is not equipped for the mail-in mission, says Andy McCarthy discussing potential mail-in ballot fraud Axios reporter Jonathan Swan made an apology on Tuesday regarding a claim he made during a pre-taped interview with President Trump, which aired on Monday night. Swan's […]

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Nikola, Twilio, Novavax and more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:  Disney — Disney's stock jumped 4% after the closing bell. Disney reported third-quarter financial results that beat analysts' expectations for earnings but fell short of revenue predictions. Disney posted earnings of 8 cents per share excluding items on revenue of $11.78 billion compared to estimates of a loss […]

IRS retirement plan distribution repayment deadline approaching

31 million Americans dip into retirement savings during COVID-19 pandemic Workers also contributing less to retirement funds; Fox Biz Flash: 5/27. Retirement savers looking to take advantage of a provision that relieves certain people of taking required minimum distributions this year need to take action by the end of the month. Continue Reading Below The […]