eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads

Image copyright Getty Images Online marketplace eBay says it is acquiring the Motors.co.uk website, making it a “leading alternative” to Auto Trader as an ad site for cars. Under the deal, Motors.co.uk would become part of classified ad site Gumtree UK, also owned by eBay. The combined group would offer more than 620,000 car listings, […]

US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn

Image copyright EPA A record-breaking US lottery jackpot of $1.6bn (£1.2bn) is up for grabs after players failed to pick the winning ticket in a $1bn Mega Millions draw. The competition, which saw 15 “second-tier” tickets scoop about $1m each, had people lining up at service stations and stores nationwide on Friday. The odds of […]

Government borrowing in September lowest since 2007

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond will present his Budget later this month Government borrowing fell by more than expected last month, to £4.1bn from £4.9bn a year earlier. It was the lowest borrowing figure for the month of September since 2007, the Office for National Statistics said. Borrowing for the year […]

Migrant caravan halted by Mexico police on Guatemala border

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMigrant caravan: ‘May God soften Trump’s heart’ Thousands of people travelling across Central America en masse to the US are stuck on Mexico’s southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country. Some of them broke through Guatemalan border fences but then clashed with Mexican riot […]

Worries among tenants over deposit return

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly a fifth (18%) of tenants renting from private landlords say they have waited more than three months to get a deposit back, according to a survey. Mortgage lender the Nationwide said 4% of those asked had a delay of more than six months. A leading deposit protection scheme says the […]