After the flood of Black Friday advertisements and mailings, it may be hard for Americans to imagine that there’s a place on earth where the Christmas season matters more to retailers than the U.S. There is: Britain.
In September, RSA Insurance Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Simon Lee expanded the role of his top Irish lieutenant, Philip Smith, and praised his “outstanding record.” Two months later, he suspended him.
The plague started in Indonesia. A viral infection, it spread quietly at first, making its way from person to person with coughing and sneezing its only symptoms. Then someone infected with the virus got on a plane.
The U.K. committed to the world’s costliest power station when it agreed with Electricite de France SA to build the first new nuclear reactors in the country since 1995, according to Liberum Capital Ltd.
Two years into his new career writing code for phone apps, Leo Landau works for companies as far away as Australia while never leaving his apartment in Eugene, Oregon. By year’s end he expects to earn $10,000 more than inspecting buildings for asbestos, a job he lost in 2008.
Britain’s water utilities, which coped with at least three separate periods of drought in the last decade, are ready to offer discounts for drillers needing supplies for fracking oil and natural gas wells.