Food prices face sting from bee decline
The demise of the humble honey bee has long been bemoaned by naturalists. Now it is alarming traders as it threatens to send prices of nutty snacks and sweets sharply higher, as California’s almond orchards are hit by a decline in bee colonies.
Morsi defiant as trial adjourned
Egypt’s ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, defiantly insisted yesterday he was the country’s legitimate leader as his trial for inciting violence got off to a raucous start at a heavily-guarded police academy on the outskirts of Cairo.
Possibility of 20bn Earth-like planets
Our Milky Way galaxy contains more than 20bn Earth-like planets with temperatures that could sustain life, according to analysis by Nasa’s planet-hunting satellite, the most comprehensive survey to date of habitable planets beyond the solar system.
Swiss join the fight against superbug
Roche has paid an initial SwFr35m (£24m) for the rights to develop an antibiotic that could help to fight a drug-resistant “superbug” that is a leading cause of lethal infections in hospitals.
Sun sets on Travelzest
Travelzest once gloried in the title of Britain’s biggest naturist tour operator. Now it is expected to be wound up after the sale of its main business and the suspension of trading in its shares.
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Austin Reed sales bounce back
Tailor Austin Reed grew like-for-like sales by 5.2 per cent last year as the retailer fought back from a challenging period since the recession.
Accountants invest in new staff
Accountancy firms have crunched the numbers and decided the economic recovery is strong enough for them to invest in taking on new recruits, according to research by Caseware.
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Apple enters pact for Arizona plant
Apple is building a new component manufacturing plant in Arizona, striking a deal with GT Advanced Technologies that will provide sapphire material for use in Apple products.
China buys its way into Silicon Valley
Tencent is vying to lead a $200m fundraising in Snapchat, the latest effort by one of China’s internet giants to gain a foothold in the US.