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Hot Off The Wires - 8th December 2020


  • Boris Johnson is to fly to Brussels for an eleventh-hour summit with the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen this week after two days of Brexit talks between negotiators failed to make any further progress in reaching a deal.

  • Uber has abandoned efforts to develop its own self-driving car and will instead swap its operations for a minority stake in Aurora at a significantly marked-down price.

  • The chances of finding a job in retail and hospitality were currently worse than during the first nationwide lockdown in the spring, according to the regular ManpowerGroup employment outlook survey.

  • The value of a UK home increased by an average of almost £3,000 last month as the market defied lockdown conditions and experienced its “strongest run” since 2004, according to the Halifax.

  • Airbnb is set to clinch the biggest US float of 2020 after the digital travel firm hiked its proposed valuation to as much as $42bn.



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