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For many millennials, one job is not enough to make ends meet

For many millennials, one job is not enough to make ends meet

Finance
While the side-hustle is a popular way to make extra money, for many millennials it may be more of a necessity than a choice. Taylor Rondestvedt, 25, said she would not have been able to afford all of her expenses without working on the weekends at a Swedish bakery in Manhattan and also teaching swimming lessons. The money from her former job as an editorial intern at a food magazine would not have covered her rent, phone bill, student loans, groceries and the occasional social event. “I had to have at least one more job,” she said. Two meant she had more financial flexibility. After a year, she got a full-time po...
Wage growth at weakest level since January

Wage growth at weakest level since January

Business
There has been a further slowdown in the rate of pay growth, as the Bank of England mulls the timing of an interest rate rise. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that average weekly wages, excluding bonuses, rose by 2.7% in the three months to May.That was down from 2.8% the previous month and its peak of 2.9% between January and March.According to the ONS, the 2.7% figure marked the slowest rate of wage growth since it reported salary progress in JanuaryHowever, it did report another new record for employment - with the proportion of people in work hitting 75.7% after 137,000 jobs were created over the three months. Image: Employment has remained ahead of most forecasts The performance failed to aid the jobless rate, wh...
Is this how next generation of RAF jets will look?

Is this how next generation of RAF jets will look?

Technology
A concept model for a new fighter jet has been unveiled by the British government at the Farnborough International Air Show. Named Tempest, the jet can be either flown by a pilot or operated remotely.The aircraft is the beginnings of work on the next generation of combat aircraft which will eventually replace the current Typhoon jets.That won't happen until 2035 at least but the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced an initial £2bn for further research."We have been a world leader in the combat air sector for a century, with an enviable array of skills and technology, and this strategy makes clear that we are determined to make sure it stays that way. Image: New aircraft will replace the current Typhoon jets ...
UK to build record-breaking solar planes

UK to build record-breaking solar planes

Science
A solar plane which can stay aloft for weeks at a time is to be manufactured by Airbus in the UK.The unmanned craft flies high in the atmosphere to avoid commercial air traffic and adverse weather.Known as the Zephyr, its remote-sensing potential has already seen the UK MoD invest, but Airbus also hope to develop the craft as a communications platform.The Zephyr will now begin industrial production in Farnborough, after several years of testing.Named for the Zephyr's late inventor, the newly opened Kelleher facility has the capacity to produce up to 30 of the planes each year.Its inauguration was announced at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show. Powered by solar energy during the day, and solar-charged...