Tesco’s plan bee: spilt supermarket sugar to help feed hungry honey bees

Waste sugar routinely thrown away by supermarkets is being collected to help feed stricken  bees in Britain struggling to get enough nectar to feed themselves. In the first UK trial of its...

Here’s Another Retrograde Disaster

The invaluable Amy Howe of SCOTUSBlog points us to reports that the president*'s pick for Solicitor General is a D.C. attorney named Charles Cooper. My guess? Way out on a limb...

Greek borrowing costs rise after IMF reveals bailout split – as it happened

Mixed fortunes for European markets Despite US markets hitting new highs as the Trump rally returned, it was a different picture in Europe. UK markets ended in positive territory, with the FTSE...

Democrats Have Many Options for Handling Defeat. Only One Will Work.

WASHINGTON—The final big laugh in the extended farce that was required to make the ridiculous Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education came about an hour before the final vote when Sherrod Brown,...

Greece’s debt costs rise sharply as worries grow over IMF role

Fresh worries over Greece’s debts have pushed the country’s borrowing costs sharply higher amid renewed insistence from Athens it will not swallow further austerity demands from international lenders. The yields on two-year...

Uber driver tells MPs: I work 90 hours but still need to claim benefits

Uber drivers have told MPs they felt trapped in a job that forced them to work long hours just to cover costs including the purchase of their cars. The drivers told the...

Google to appeal against order to hand over user emails stored outside US

Google has said it will appeal a ruling by a US judge to hand over the emails of Gmail users stored outside of the country – which puts the privacy of...

Amazon posts solid fourth quarter profit but shares dip over revenue

Amazon had a bumper holiday, as the online retailer announced a 55% rise in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday for the three months ending 31 December, but its share price fell in...

Is Snapchat the new Facebook?

Snapchat hopes its planned flotation in New York will value the five-year-old photo-sharing app company at up to $25bn (£20bn) and turn its 26-year-old founder, Evan Spiegel, into the world’s youngest...

Demand for gold hits four-year high after Brexit and Trump votes

The Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump drove global demand for gold to a four-year high in 2016, as pension funds and other institutional investors piled into the precious...