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Q&A: Trump, the post office and Amazon

Q&A: Trump, the post office and Amazon

Technology
A task force will study the U.S. Postal Service under an executive order from President Donald Trump, who has spent weeks criticizing online retailer Amazon and accused it of not paying enough in shipping costs. The order doesn't mention Amazon by name, but Trump has tweeted that the company should pay the post office more for shipping its packages. "Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed," he tweeted earlier this month. The U.S. Postal Service has indeed lost money for years, but package delivery has actually been a bright spot. Here's what you need to know about Trump's order, Amazon and the post office: Q: What does the executive order do? A: It creates a task force to look into the post ...
'Pacific Rim Uprising' tops the North American box office with $28M

'Pacific Rim Uprising' tops the North American box office with $28M

Entertainment
March 25 (UPI) --Pacific Rim Uprising is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $ 28 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.Coming in at No. 2 is Black Panther with $ 16.7 million, followed by I Can Only Imagine at No. 3 with $ 13.8 million, Sherlock Gnomes at No. 4 with $ 10.6 million and Tomb Raider at No. 5 with $ 10.4 million.Rounding out the top tier are A Wrinkle in Time at No. 6 with $ 8 million, Love, Simon at No. 7 with $ 7.8 million, Paul, Apostle of Christ at No. 8 with $ 5 million, Game Night at No. 9 with $ 4.2 million and Midnight Sun at No. 10 with $ 4.1 million.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
B&Q to cut 200 head office jobs

B&Q to cut 200 head office jobs

Business
DIY chain B&Q is to get rid of 200 jobs at its head office in Hampshire as part of a cost-cutting drive.The company said on Tuesday that the cuts at its headquarters in Chandler's Ford would "improve efficiency and simplify ways of working".UK retailers are struggling in the face of rising inflation and fragile consumer confidence.Several store chains have announced job cuts recently, including supermarket giants Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda.Helena Feltham, B&Q's human resources director, said: "The new structure will improve efficiency, simplify ways of working, and reflect recent changes in the market and the number of B&Q stores.She said the company wanted to make home improvement "accessible to everyone". "That means delivering great quality at prices that are truly affordab...
Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Business
Facebook is opening a new London office that will allow it to create 800 new UK jobs in 2018.By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK.The office will be Facebook's biggest engineering hub outside the US, and opens during its tenth year in the UK.Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's Europe, Middle East and Asia vice-president, said the company was "more committed than ever to the UK".She said Britain's "entrepreneurial ecosystem and engineering excellence" made it an ideal location for technology firms.The seven-floor building at Rathbone Place, near Oxford Circus in central London, was designed by Frank Gehry, the architect best known for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.It will accommodate engineers and developers as well as marketing and sales t...
Iceland's new Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir takes office

Iceland's new Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir takes office

World
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Katrin Jakobsdottir, leader of Iceland's Left-Green movement, has taken the office of prime minister.On Wednesday, Jakobsdottir, 41, took office as the second woman to head Iceland's three-party coalition government consisting of the Left Green Movement, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party.She previously served as chairperson of the Left Green Movement in 2003 and simultaneously served as Iceland's minister of Education, Science and Culture and minister of Nordic Cooperation from 2009 to 2013.Jakobsdottir said her administration will focus on investing more in healthcare, education and transport infrastructure, continuing to help Iceland recover from the 2008 financial crash, and improving gender equality and LGBT rights.She has been voted Iceland's most trust...