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Google in heated row over sex differences memo

Google has denounced an engineer’s memo blaming biological differences between sexes for the lack of women in leadership roles. Executives released a statement after the memo stoked a heated debate over treatment of women in the male-dominated Silicon Valley. The unnamed engineer wrote a 3,000-word document – that circulated …

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'So far so good': First day of Waterloo upgrade

Tens of thousands of commuters were braced for severe disruption as major engineering works to “bring Waterloo into the 21st century” got under way – but were hit by unrelated signalling problems instead. As they headed into the first working day of the major overhaul, it appeared many rail …

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Mobile masts giant Arqiva eyes £6bn float

The communications infrastructure giant which owns thousands of mobile‎ phone masts across Britain has lined up a quartet of banks to prepare a bumper London stock market listing. Sky News has learnt that Arqiva, which is owned by a consortium of Australian and Canadian investors, has appointed Barclays, Goldman …

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Dollar jumps as US job figures beat forecast

The dollar has rallied against the pound after official figures showed better-than-expected US job and wage growth last month. Sterling hit one week lows against the greenback when the US Labour Department reported 209,000 net new jobs were created in July – almost 30,000 more than analysts had expected. …

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Bidders for LEO offices balk at £700m price

Bidders for an upmarket portfolio of serviced offices in London have balked at the £700m‎ asking price, sounding a potential alarm bell about the level of demand from wealthy international investors. Sky News has learnt that the owners of London Executive Offices (LEO), which operates 32 sites across the …

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