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Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Italy’s competition watchdog has opened a inquiry into Ryanair’s decision to charge people to take hand luggage on to the plane. Antitrust said hand luggage was “an essential element of transport” and should be included in the ticket price. From November, passengers will still be able to take a small […]

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How the fridge became a million dollar idea

[ad_1] For centuries, people packed their food in ice to keep it fresh, which was too bad for people who lived in the tropics. Then, an American scientist discovered that compressed chemicals could do the same trick as ice without melting away. And in the 20th Century the fridge became a must-have consumer good, and […]

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Canada cannabis stocks hit US highs

[ad_1] Image copyright Tilray Image caption Tilray’s share price has been climbing in the US Canadian cannabis companies have hit new highs on Wall Street as US investors seek to catch the buzz from their northern neighbours. With recreational use of marijuana due to be legalised in Canada on 17 October, producers Tilray and Canopy […]

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Barclays customers hit by online glitch

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Frustrated Barclays customers have been locked out of their online accounts for hours today. The problem began on Thursday morning and hit the Barclays website and telephone banking. The bank said it had “technical problems” that it was working to fix and that its mobile phone app was working as […]