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How the fridge became a million dollar idea

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 a […]

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Uber Eats drivers block London streets in pay protest

Uber Eats drivers staged a protest over pay at the company’s London offices. They were protesting changes to the payment structure in the city, claiming rates for every delivery had been reduced without agreement. Uber Eats say the changes were made “in response to feedback from courier” and “will help increase earnings during busy mealtimes.” […]

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Canada cannabis stocks hit US highs

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 have […]

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Nigeria Air plans stall before take-off

Image copyright FAAN Image caption Nigeria Air was due to start commercial flights in December Nigeria has suspended plans to relaunch its national airline two months after the attempt to revive the carrier was announced. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika broke the news on Twitter after a cabinet meeting, saying ministers had made “the tough decision” […]