EU proposes 3 new taxes to repay COVID-19 recovery fund borrowing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Commission proposed on Wednesday three new EU-wide taxes to help to repay the joint government borrowing in the 27-nation bloc for their 800 billion euro ($904 billion) COVID-19 recovery fund.FILE PHOTO: EU flags flutter in front

Amazon among key tech firms to drop CES plans on COVID-19 concern

(Reuters) – Amazon Inc, Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as concerns grow about Omicron, the firms said on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: Attendees head

Facebook, Twitter, T-Mobile drop CES plans over COVID-19 concerns

FILE PHOTO: Attendees head into the Sands Expo and Convention Center during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus(Reuters) -Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc separately said on Tuesday they

Jamie Mackay: 2021 in review (and a couple of awards too)

OPINION: A columnist’s final column for the year is always a celebratory one. A celebration because it’s your last to angst over writing. And a celebration because it’s a chance to look back on the past year. To avoid the