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Southwest Airlines: We won’t overbook anymore

Southwest Airlines: We won’t overbook anymore

Finance June 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm

Here’s why airlines overbook

Southwest really doesn’t want a United situation on its hands.

CEO Gary Kelly announced Thursday that Southwest (LUV) will no longer overbook its flights, ending a practice that sometimes leaves paying passengers without a seat.

"The …

MARKET REPORT: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi provides a £944m share boost for private hospitals chain Mediclinic

MARKET REPORT: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi provides a £944m share boost for private hospitals chain Mediclinic

Finance June 2, 2017 at 4:55 am

Global private hospital provider Mediclinic was by far the FTSE’s biggest winner, with a healthy £944million added to its value after Abu Dhabi’s government scrapped a surcharge on treatment.

Shares rose to a six-month high after the Crown Prince of …

Europe can’t rely on Trump. But can it fix itself?

Europe can’t rely on Trump. But can it fix itself?

Finance May 30, 2017 at 2:01 am

International reaction to Trump’s first trip

Europe is coming to terms with a new reality: The United States will no longer be a reliable partner.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Europe must fight for its own "future and destiny" …

Paltry rates fail to halt the dash for cash Isas – here’s where to find the best deals

Paltry rates fail to halt the dash for cash Isas – here’s where to find the best deals

Finance May 29, 2017 at 2:01 am

The derisory rates paid on cash Isas have failed to dampen their appeal. Millions of savers still stash money in these accounts.

Their safety means deposits in cash Isas top £260billion, according to the Bank of England. This is surprising …

Ivanka Trump is inspired by a lot of Hillary Clinton supporters

Ivanka Trump is inspired by a lot of Hillary Clinton supporters

Finance May 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Ivanka’s White House role called into question

Ivanka Trump’s new book includes a lot of inspirational quotes from celebrities and business moguls — quite a few of whom supported Hillary Clinton over her father.

In "Women Who Work," released Tuesday, …

Madeleine McCann, 3, missing from Portugal 10 years

Madeleine McCann, 3, missing from Portugal 10 years

Finance May 24, 2017 at 7:54 pm

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal —

While her parents shared tapas with friends at a restaurant only 60 yards away, Madeleine McCann was supposed to be asleep in her family’s holiday apartment in the picturesque Portuguese village of Praia da Luz.…

10 best companies for working dads

10 best companies for working dads

Finance May 24, 2017 at 4:57 am

YouTube CEO: My message to President Trump

Companies are getting more generous with their parental leave policies — not just for new mothers, but for fathers, too.

The average amount of paid leave for new dads among top companies increased …

SECURITIES TRUST OF SCOTLAND: How bricks and mortar are helping fund rebuild its fortunes

SECURITIES TRUST OF SCOTLAND: How bricks and mortar are helping fund rebuild its fortunes

Finance May 23, 2017 at 5:36 am

Boost: Mark Whitehead has bought into brick firm Ibstock

Global income fund Securities Trust of Scotland is in transition mode. It has a new manager, a renewed focus on increasing income for investors and there is a burning ambition to …

Saudi Arabia is giving women more freedom as it looks beyond oil

Saudi Arabia is giving women more freedom as it looks beyond oil

Finance May 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm

How sports can change womens’ rights in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is taking steps to give women more freedom as it seeks to overhaul its economy.

King Salman has ordered a review of laws that still make it hard for …