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The pound’s fall: a tale of two cities

The pound’s fall: a tale of two cities

Business
Rob and Chloe are sharing a small Starbucks while admiring the bright lights of New York's Times Square. Coffee cost? Almost $ 5. They've also had a cake and a sandwich. $ 16-plus. Based on the exchange rate they got back in Kent, nurse Chloe estimates the total cost was around £17. "Given where we are I suppose it wasn't too excessive," she says. "But I think it's the most expensive coffee I've ever bought."Lunch, in the heart of Little Italy, was also an eye-opener. Two margherita pizzas, two glasses of wine, and tip (obligatory everywhere): $ 96. 'Watching the pennies'Chloe said: "We are watching the pennies. It's not spoiling our trip... but there are things we thought we'd do that we won't now."They'd come to Times Square fo...
Fortnite teen hackers 'earning thousands of pounds a week'

Fortnite teen hackers 'earning thousands of pounds a week'

Technology
Children as young as 14 are making thousands of pounds a week as part of a global hacking network built around the popular video game Fortnite.About 20 hackers told the BBC they were stealing the private gaming accounts of players and reselling them online.Fortnite is free to play but is estimated to have made more than £1bn through the sale of "skins", which change the look of a character, and other add-ons.This fuels a growing black market.Hackers can sell player accounts for as little as 25p or hundreds of pounds, depending on what they contain. The items are collected as in-game purchases but are purely cosmetic and do not give gamers any extra abilities.Fortn...