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Rail strike cripples rail services in southern England

The dispute is over a proposed expansion of Southern's driver-only train network, whereby the driver operates the train doors rather than a guard. He added: "Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, said this strike was political, a line which has been parroted by GTR".



Venezuela shuts Colombia border to fight currency smuggling

Mr. Maduro previously has said that organised crime networks at the Colombia-Venezuela border buy up Venezuelan notes to in turn buy subsidised Venezuelan goods and sell them for vast profits in Colombia. Despite heavy printing of the 100-bolivar bills - 2.3 billion this year alone out of 6.1 billion in total - they are in short supply. The Colombian and Venezuelan border was partially closed last August and later completely closed by Maduro previous year after three Venezuelan soldiers ...


Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations as pop, R&B dominates top fields

Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations as pop, R&B dominates top fields

This category has also nominated artists such as Adele, Justin Bieber , Drake , and Sturgill Simpson as her major competitors for the title. The best-selling albums of the year are Adele's 25, which is the fastest selling album of all time, Justin Bieber's objective, and Blackstar by David Bowie .


Uber denies spying on Beyoncé, politicians, and you

Uber denies spying on Beyoncé, politicians, and you

Uber released a statement disputing Spangenberg's claims, stating that technical and administrative controls are used to limit customer data and that employees' access is tracked closely. According to Uber , approval by managers and the legal team is required for employees to access data, and, although some employees are given legitimate access to data, that access is compartmentalized to what employees need for their jobs.



Britain sells further 1% of shares in Lloyds Banking

Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a "sell" rating and issued a GBX 53 ($0.67) price target on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in LYG. Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) has declined 4.88% since May 12, 2016 and is downtrending.



Monsanto shareholders approve Bayer's $57 billion takeover

In addition to Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, Dow and DuPont plan to merge and then spin off three related companies, and China National Chemical Company, often known as ChemChina, plans to purchase Syngenta. Based on a preliminary tabulation of the shareowner vote, approximately 99% of all votes cast, which represents approximately 75% of all outstanding shares on November 7, 2016, the record date for the special meeting, were voted in favor of the merger.