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Baselworld: Swiss watchmakers smarten up their act

Luxury watch label Hublot must have spent a small fortune bringing together football royalty – and soccer-mad Usain Bolt – for the launch of a new product. They were joined by other legends from South America and Europe to add some sporting glitter to the unveiling of Hublot’s first smartwatch, …

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Citigroup imposes restrictions on clients who sell guns

Investment bank Citigroup has said it will introduce new restrictions on business customers who sell guns. It joins a growing corporate backlash against gun violence in the US, following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month. Citigroup said it would not work with firms that sell guns to …

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Entrepreneurs tackling racial inequality

Being a black woman in an architecture studio in a posh neighbourhood in Sao Paulo was not always easy for Michelle Fernandes. The former administrative assistant got on with her colleagues and bosses, and was always treated with respect. But she often felt discouraged in her environment, being the only …

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Entrepreneurs tackling racial inequality

Being a black woman in an architecture studio in a posh neighbourhood in Sao Paulo was not always easy for Michelle Fernandes. The former administrative assistant got on with her colleagues and bosses, and was always treated with respect. But she often felt discouraged in her environment, being the only …

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Wanted: Robot wrangler, no experience required

How about this for a future job advert? “Wranglers wanted for growing fleets of robots. Your responsibilities will include evaluating robot performance, providing real-time analysis and support for problems. “You must be analytical, detail-oriented, friendly – and ready to walk. No advanced degree required.” Even if this particular advert has …

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Wanted: Robot wrangler, no experience required

How about this for a future job advert? “Wranglers wanted for growing fleets of robots. Your responsibilities will include evaluating robot performance, providing real-time analysis and support for problems. “You must be analytical, detail-oriented, friendly – and ready to walk. No advanced degree required.” Even if this particular advert has …

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Uber halts self-driving car tests after death

Uber said it is suspending self-driving car tests in all North American cities after a fatal accident. A 49-year-old woman was hit by a car and killed as she crossed the street in Tempe, Arizona. While self-driving cars have been involved in multiple accidents, it is thought to be the …

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Barclays on the radar of activist investor

“Activist shareholder” are two words almost guaranteed to make chief executives choke on their morning coffee. It usually means that someone with a lot of money thinks the CEO is not doing a very good job of running the company and maximising its value. The news that activist investor Edward …

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