News Headlines - 21 January 2011

▽BA-Iberia hit turbulence as merger takes off - AFP
A multi-billion-pound merger between British Airways and Iberia of Spain, creating Europe's second biggest airline, was completed Friday, but immediately hit turbulence as BA staff voted to strike.

▽Retail sales suffer worst December since 1998 - The Guardian
Retail sales suffered their worst December since 1998 after a sharp drop in sales of food and fuel amid the Arctic conditions in the run-up to Christmas.

▽Pint to cost 30p more, experts warn - The Press Association
The price of a pint of beer could rise by as much as 10%, or 30p, as the soaring cost of barley adds to increases in duty and VAT, experts have predicted.

▽Lush Cosmetics website hacked, credit cards compromised - Techwatch
The website of Lush, a firm which makes handmade cosmetics, has been the victim of a hack attack which has hoovered up some customer credit card details.

▽Apple fires another legal volley at Nokia - Techwatch
Apple has filed a suit in the UK which claims that one of the patents Nokia brought against the company in Germany is “invalid”, a report on Bloomberg (via ZDNet UK) states. The specific patent is one related to touchscreen scrolling.







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