Business

Rolls-Royce UK staff strike over possible Singapore switch

Staff at a factory in northwest England run by engines maker Rolls-Royce on Friday began a three-week strike over the possible relocation of operations to Singapore, the British aerospace giant confirmed.

Robotics

A self-balancing robot with a tail-like component

Nature is one of the greatest sources of inspiration for engineers and computer scientists developing new technological tools. Over the past decade or so, roboticists have developed countless robots inspired by the behavior ...

Virus-hit Rolls-Royce boosts finances with £5.0bn plan

British aerospace giant Rolls-Royce, facing plunging demand as the coronavirus pandemic sparks an air transport crisis, launched plans Thursday to shore up its finances by up to £5.0 billion ($6.4 billion, 5.5 billion euros).

Business

High Court in London backs Virgin Atlantic's rescue plan

Virgin Atlantic's 1.2 billion-pound ($1.6 billion) restructuring plan was approved Wednesday by the High Court in London, allowing the international airline to continue rebuilding its operations after the devastation caused ...

Business

Britain clears Virgin Atlantic's £1.2 bn rescue

Britain's High Court on Wednesday cleared a £1.2-billion rescue of struggling airline Virgin Atlantic, part-owned by British tycoon Richard Branson and which has been hit badly by the coronavirus pandemic.

Business

Teleworking tips for coping during COVID-19

Teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic can make you feel like you're working all the time. Know how to set boundaries between your work and personal life, as well as avoid professional isolation.

Business

Ex-CEO of Wirecard arrested in case over missing billions

The former CEO of German payment service provider Wirecard has been arrested, accused of inflating the company's balance sheet in an accounting scandal that centers on a missing sum of 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion), prosecutors ...

Ford burns up billions of dollars in 1Q, posts $2B net loss

The coronavirus crisis is forcing Ford Motor Co. to burn through cash at an alarming rate, but its chief financial officer says there's enough money to make it through the year —even if U.S. factories aren't restarted.

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