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Strong Economy Draws WomenInto U.S. Labor Force40m Updated Strong Economy Draws WomenInto U.S. Labor Force
For most of the last two decades, the share of women participating in the U.S. labor force was in decline. Thanks to a strong economy, that long-running trend shows signs of reversing.
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Pay the ransom - or watch me wreck your life: Computer menace that is driving victims to suicide 1h 5m Updated Pay the ransom - or watch me wreck your life: Computer menace that is driving victims to suicide 
The ‘ransom’ email explains that you have been caught viewing an adult website – captured on your computer’s camera.
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TONY HETHERINGTON: Why call blocking firms have a lot to answer for 1h 5m Updated TONY HETHERINGTON: Why call blocking firms have a lot to answer for 
Some time ago I agreed to try the phone call blocking system offered by HomeservicesUK Limited. But I quickly found my phone company provides blocking at no extra charge.
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Brexit could kill off entire industries, says Jaguar Land Rover chief1h 6m Brexit could kill off entire industries, says Jaguar Land Rover chief
Ralf Speth calls for political action as CBI survey finds four out of five businesses have cut investment ahead of EU exit Key industries will be destroyed by a hard Brexit, one of the country’s most powerful chief executives has predicted, amid warnings that Britain’s imminent EU exit has dented investment by four in five businesses. Ralf Speth, the boss of Jaguar Land Rover, said that such an outcome would lead to the closure of plants and major job losses as he warned that some exposed industries would have “no way to survive a hard Brexit”.
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Watchdog probes rip-off pet cover... no wonder after couple were charged £7,140 for two dogs1h 18m Watchdog probes rip-off pet cover... no wonder after couple were charged £7,140 for two dogs
Lifetime pet cover – the gold standard of insurance for animals – is coming under close regulatory scrutiny after a surge in complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
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China Finds Big-Ticket Spending Is a Road to Nowhere1h 23m Updated China Finds Big-Ticket Spending Is a Road to Nowhere
Beijing is trying to kick its habit of using big-ticket stimulus spending on infrastructure, a turning point from a growth model that has left many Chinese cities adorned with empty high-rises and underused highways.
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A third of Debenhams stores at risk of closure1h 55m A third of Debenhams stores at risk of closure
The company, which announces annual results on Thursday, is understood to have identified around a third of its 166 stores to face possible closure.
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1 in 3 retailers listed on the Footsie report warnings on profits1h 59m 1 in 3 retailers listed on the Footsie report warnings on profits
Store chains have issued eight profit warnings, the highest of any FTSE sector. The list includes Debenhams, Moss Bros and Carpetright which are all showing signs of significant financial stress.
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How to get the best exchange rate for those leftover dollars 2h How to get the best exchange rate for those leftover dollars 
Holidaymakers returned home this summer with an estimated £2.5billion of unspent currency in their wallets.
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TV Phil: Council delays are hurting housing market 2h TV Phil: Council delays are hurting housing market 
Phil Spencer (pictured), television property expert and co-founder of website Move iQ, says councils countrywide ‘are adding needless delays and expense to the homebuying process’.
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The day I won £16,800... for just 80 seconds of work: Champion jockey PJ McDonald2h The day I won £16,800... for just 80 seconds of work: Champion jockey PJ McDonald
Champion jockey PJ McDonald started out as a stablehand, unable to ride and earning just £20 a week.
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Now you can switch to a cheaper energy supplier without lifting a finger2h Now you can switch to a cheaper energy supplier without lifting a finger
Auto-switching services are set to revolutionise the way households lock into best-rate deals to keep a lid on key home costs.
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Budget airlines rake in billions - from extras that can cost FIVE TIMES a ticket 2h Budget airlines rake in billions - from extras that can cost FIVE TIMES a ticket 
No-frills airline Ryanair and Wizz Air are ramping up charges to take a 10kg bag on board. Previously both airlines often allowed small carry-on cases weighing up to 10kg to be taken on board for free.
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Is Eeyore poised to slash your pension tax perks? Chancellor could cut up to £39bn in relief2h Is Eeyore poised to slash your pension tax perks? Chancellor could cut up to £39bn in relief
With the Chancellor's Budget now only eight days away, speculation has mounted that Hammond is planning a pensions tax raid to claw back a slice of that £39billion.
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PERSONAL ASSETS TRUST: Protection, not profits, is the key to a fortune 2h PERSONAL ASSETS TRUST: Protection, not profits, is the key to a fortune 
Unlike the vast majority of rivals, Personal Assets' objective is to preserve the wealth of shareholders, even if it means compromising returns when stock markets are advancing.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Osirium - the firm that helps save hospitals from hack attack2h MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Osirium - the firm that helps save hospitals from hack attack
Osirium is relatively small but it is a market leader in its field and growing fast. The shares, at 124p, should follow suit.
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Are you sitting on a forgotten hoard of share treasure?2h Are you sitting on a forgotten hoard of share treasure?
Many investors still have share certificates as a result of receiving shares in the demutualisation of building societies and other businesses in the 1990s and early 2000s.
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CASH IN THE ATTIC: Small batch of 2p coins minted in 1983 now worth £5002h CASH IN THE ATTIC: Small batch of 2p coins minted in 1983 now worth £500
A small batch of 2p coins minted in 1983 had the words ‘new pence’ instead of ‘two pence’ on one side. They’re now worth £500.
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Treasury committee chief says Tories should celebrate job creators NOT attack them2h Treasury committee chief says Tories should celebrate job creators NOT attack them
As head of the influential Treasury Select Committee, Morgan occupies one of the most powerful non-governmental offices of Westminster.
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Shirt retailer Thomas Pink goes deeper into the red2h Shirt retailer Thomas Pink goes deeper into the red
The ‘100 per cent reboot’ will see an end to discounting in a bid to boost margins, the closure of some stores and franchise outlets, and the launch of new products.
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Ex-lottery boss Dame Dianne Thompson bags £800k bonanza2h Ex-lottery boss Dame Dianne Thompson bags £800k bonanza
Dame Dianne, who left the National Lottery operator in 2014 after 14 years in charge, is the lucky recipient of a long-term incentive plan that will keep on paying out until 2022.
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Back on song: Pop star Sting is back in the black with an £8.3m profit 2h Back on song: Pop star Sting is back in the black with an £8.3m profit 
Pop star Sting has revealed he's back in the black after a hectic year that saw the successful UK launch of his debut musical The Last Ship.
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HAMISH MCRAE: Beat these jams with ingenuity2h HAMISH MCRAE: Beat these jams with ingenuity
We all pay for infrastructure, either in taxes or in user charges. So we should all press politicians to heed the message from Gatwick: use ingenuity to find a cheaper way.
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118 118 owners ring up £64m dividend despite tenth-consecutive fall in turnover2h 118 118 owners ring up £64m dividend despite tenth-consecutive fall in turnover
Accounts filed for The Number UK Ltd, the firm behind 118 118, show the mega-dividend was paid out during the financial year ending December 31, 2017
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Crunch time as small firms mistreated by their banks seek justice2h Crunch time as small firms mistreated by their banks seek justice
Chancellor Philip Hammond is under intense pressure to address the issue of disagreements between small firms and their lenders in the Budget, which will take place a week on Monday.
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Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog2h Updated Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog
An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.
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Living one hour outside of London can save you almost 60% on property5h Updated Living one hour outside of London can save you almost 60% on property
Homeowners living in places like Basingstoke, Crawley, Gravesend, Windsor and Northampton, pay on average £483,342 (60 per cent) less for a property than one in central London.
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In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless8h Updated In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless
Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.
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Tax reform pushes 200,000 patients off private healthcare and back onto the NHS8h Updated Tax reform pushes 200,000 patients off private healthcare and back onto the NHS
IPT, a tax on insurance premiums, has doubled over the past three years to 12 per cent, causing the average health insurance customer to pay £117 more per year than they did in 2015.
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Fox Network Is Replacing Chief With Charlie Collier of AMC8h Updated Fox Network Is Replacing Chief With Charlie Collier of AMC
Gary Newman, a co-chief executive of the Fox Television Group, had been expected to stay in charge, but wanted to leave in the spring. So the network acted now.
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Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?8h Updated Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?
As IPO proposals value Uber at an eye-popping $120 billion, auto makers are racing to gain ground in everything from car sharing to driverless technology. At stake: who will control the future of transportation.
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Business titans fight shy of Saudi’s trillion-dollar charm offensive9h Business titans fight shy of Saudi’s trillion-dollar charm offensive
Riyadh is investing widely to wean itself off oil: but the dark allegations about the fate of dissident Jamal Khashoggi put its ambitious economic plan in perilWhen Mohammed bin Salman was
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China’s Growth Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade9h Updated China’s Growth Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade
Slowdowns in investment and retail sales are cooling one of the world’s most important economic engines. As the trade war with the U.S. intensifies, the downturn could get worse.
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Powerball and Mega Millions Are Up to $2 Billion. Here’s What to Do if You Win Both.9h Powerball and Mega Millions Are Up to $2 Billion. Here’s What to Do if You Win Both.
Your odds are 1 in 88 quadrillion, but it’s best to be prepared. If you do win: Don’t sign the winning ticket. Tell no one. Hire a lawyer, a financial adviser and an accountant.
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Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds9h Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help women with an aggressive type of breast cancer and should become their new standard of care.
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Build more homes in National Parks, says Government adviser10h Build more homes in National Parks, says Government adviser
Government adviser Julian Glover, who is currently examining whether to add to England's ten national parks, has said that new homes needed to built in the protected areas.
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Mega Millions and Powerball Are Up to $2 Billion. Here’s What to Do if You Win Both.10h Mega Millions and Powerball Are Up to $2 Billion. Here’s What to Do if You Win Both.
Your odds are 1 in 88 quadrillion, but it’s best to be prepared. If you do win: Don’t sign the winning ticket. Tell no one. Hire a lawyer, a financial adviser and an accountant.
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Homeowners living 60 minutes outside of City pay on average £483,342 less10h Homeowners living 60 minutes outside of City pay on average £483,342 less
Homeowners living in places like Basingstoke, Crawley, Gravesend, Windsor and Northampton, pay on average £483,342 (60 per cent) less for a property than one in central London.
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Hamleys reaches endgame under Chinese owner12h Hamleys reaches endgame under Chinese owner
The Chinese owner of Hamleys, the world's most famous toy retailer,‎ has begun exploring a sale of the company just days after reporting multimillion pound losses.
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Treasury faces a £1billion stamp duty black hole12h Treasury faces a £1billion stamp duty black hole
Stamp duty charges on high-end homes were hiked sharply by former chancellor George Osborne in a bid to boost the tax take. He also imposed a 3 per cent charge on second homes.
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Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Is Freed After Abduction in Tanzania14h Updated Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Is Freed After Abduction in Tanzania
Mohammed Dewji, 43, chief executive of METL Group, was snatched a week ago outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania. His company said Saturday that he was safe.
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Venture Capitalist: A.I. Hype Still “Has a Ways to Go Up”14h Venture Capitalist: A.I. Hype Still “Has a Ways to Go Up”
Anna Patterson, a former senior engineer at Google, has looked at all sorts of start-ups working on A.I. Some have great ideas, and some go too far.
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Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan15h Updated Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan
The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.
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NatWest, is it right to evict a woman on housing benefit?16h Updated NatWest, is it right to evict a woman on housing benefit?
The tenant is a vulnerable older woman who has always paid her rent on time There are no arrears on Helena McAleer’s buy-to-let mortgage on a flat in Belfast. The tenant, a vulnerable older woman, has for more than two years always paid the £400-a-month rent on time. The money comes from housing benefit from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. But when Helena approached her mortgage company, NatWest, for some additional borrowing, she was staggered to be told it would only be possible if she kicked out her tenant. Why? Because NatWest, part of state-controlled RBS, won’t accept landlords having tenants on housing benefits. Given there are
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Daimler Issues Profit Warning, Sending Shares Down16h Updated Daimler Issues Profit Warning, Sending Shares Down
Daimler warned of “significantly lower” earnings for the full year and said profit had dropped 27% in the three months to Sept. 30, sending shares to a five-year low.
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Treasury faces a £1billion stamp duty black hole amid fears tax crackdown has backfired16h Treasury faces a £1billion stamp duty black hole amid fears tax crackdown has backfired
Stamp duty charges on high-end homes were hiked sharply by former chancellor George Osborne in a bid to boost the tax take. He also imposed a 3 per cent charge on second homes.
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Can you buy decent running shoes for £50 or less?18h Can you buy decent running shoes for £50 or less?
We’re doing the Couch to 5K app, and a friend has told us to get £120 Asics shoes
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Christmas travel: move fast to snap up cheap tickets18h Christmas travel: move fast to snap up cheap tickets
If you have festive plans, act now, before all the best train fares and flights are snapped up This year, Saturday 22 December looks set to be the big travel weekend ahead of a Tuesday Christmas day – and if you’ve got any sense you won’t leave your travel arrangements to the last minute because if you do, you’ll face train fares that would make even Santa think twice. The train operators are supposed to offer the cheapest advance fares 12 weeks before departure but this requirement has currently been reduced to six weeks. It means that while some of the very cheapest advance train fares have already been snapped up, others are yet to go on sale because of delays in finalising the timetable.
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Pensions: could you claim part of a £19bn cash mountain?18h Pensions: could you claim part of a £19bn cash mountain?
People lose track of pensions when they change jobs or home – but it’s not hard to find them Is there an old pension plan out there with your name on it?
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Quaker Bets Oat Milk Is More Than Just a Passing Fad18h Updated Quaker Bets Oat Milk Is More Than Just a Passing Fad
Quaker Oats, a unit of PepsiCo, will enter the fast-growing market for plant-based milk alternatives with a version based on the grain that made it famous.
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Japan Caved to Trump on Trade Talks. Now the Real Haggling Begins.20h Updated Japan Caved to Trump on Trade Talks. Now the Real Haggling Begins.
Tokyo could offer minor concessions to give Washington a face-saving deal, but already the U.S. is signaling a tough stance on autos and agriculture.
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Frustrated Investors Want Frackers to Consolidate20h Updated Frustrated Investors Want Frackers to Consolidate
A private-equity firm is urging oil producer Resolute Energy to merge with a rival, the latest salvo in a growing campaign by some investors to force shale drillers to consolidate.
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Mega Millions and Powerball Are Up to $1.5 Billion. Here’s What to Do if You Win Both.21h Updated Mega Millions and Powerball Are Up to $1.5 Billion. Here’s What to Do if You Win Both.
Your odds are 1 in 88 quadrillion, but it’s best to be prepared. If you do win: Don’t sign the winning ticket. Tell no one. Hire a lawyer, a financial adviser and an accountant.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image22h Updated Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image
Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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Italy’s Debt Rating Is Cut to One Level Above Junk23h Updated Italy’s Debt Rating Is Cut to One Level Above Junk
Moody’s downgrade followed the government’s decision to accept higher budget deficits, a move that prompted a sell-off in Italian 10-year bonds.
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Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms23h Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms
The Interior Department is moving to lease parcels in the deep Pacific waters for development, which could help the state meet its clean-energy goals.
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Facebook fake review factories uncovered by Which? investigation25h Facebook fake review factories uncovered by Which? investigation
Firms paying refunds to buyers who write five-star reviews on Amazon, consumer group says Fake review factories that run on Facebook and manufacture misleading five-star reviews that are then posted on Amazon have been uncovered by investigators from Which? The consumer group said two large Facebook groups – Amazon Deals Group and Amazon UK Reviewers – were behind the unscrupulous practice, along with smaller groups. Together they may have up to 87,000 members potentially engaged in writing fake reviews.
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C.E.O.s May Avoid Riyadh Conference but Not Saudi Money25h Updated C.E.O.s May Avoid Riyadh Conference but Not Saudi Money
Even though American and European executives are staying away, companies are unlikely to sever ties or avert future deals after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
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Warning as retirement pots suffer because pension funds are being badly invested25h Updated Warning as retirement pots suffer because pension funds are being badly invested
Pensioners who take a tax-free lump sum and go into income drawdown – which leaves the rest invested in funds that provide an income – are finding their money is no longer in the stock market.
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Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lashes Out at Analyst, Short-Sellers25h Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lashes Out at Analyst, Short-Sellers
The chief executive of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. targeted a Goldman Sachs analyst and lashed out against traders shorting the company’s stock during a third-quarter earnings call Friday.
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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election25h Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election
Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.
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Housing Market Is Faltering and Strong Economy Offers No Cure26h Updated Housing Market Is Faltering and Strong Economy Offers No Cure
The housing market is stumbling through its longest slump in four years, as the divergence between a booming U.S. economy and weakening home sales that many had dismissed as temporary now looks poised to continue.
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Treasury Outlines Tax Breaks for Investing in Distressed Areas26h Treasury Outlines Tax Breaks for Investing in Distressed Areas
A proposed regulation could unlock billions of dollars in investment for so-called opportunity zones.
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Vocations: A Harvest That Requires Flooding, Floating and Pumping26h Updated Vocations: A Harvest That Requires Flooding, Floating and Pumping
Growing cranberries involves techniques that aren’t common on other American farms. In Wisconsin, the year-round work culminates in waterlogged weeks of autumn.
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Your Money Adviser: Your Neighbor in an Adjacent ZIP Code May Pay Less for Car Insurance27h Your Money Adviser: Your Neighbor in an Adjacent ZIP Code May Pay Less for Car Insurance
A consumer group says insurers sometimes charge more to people living in less affluent ZIP codes — even if they have good driving records.
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Worries among tenants over deposit return27h Worries among tenants over deposit return
A survey says nearly a fifth of private tenants have waited more than three months to get a deposit back.
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New Volvo S60 Polestar review: Swede ups the style stakes agin27h New Volvo S60 Polestar review: Swede ups the style stakes agin
A revitalised Volvo has been knocking out some of the most stylish cars on the road in recent years, so can its new S60 mid-size saloon continue that run? We test it.
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MARKET REPORT: Shares in car dealer Pendragon career off course27h MARKET REPORT: Shares in car dealer Pendragon career off course
The company said the introduction of EU emissions tests had significantly disrupted new car sales and created uncertainty over new vehicle supply.
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Italian banking sector hit by sharp sell-off and its debt costs surge amid fears of row with EU27h Italian banking sector hit by sharp sell-off and its debt costs surge amid fears of row with EU
The country’s new political leaders are preparing a spending spree which economists fear is unsustainable and will breach European Union rules.
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London Stock Exchange buying £385m of British clearing house LCH27h London Stock Exchange buying £385m of British clearing house LCH
LSE is snapping up 15.1 per cent of LCH, taking its stake to 80 per cent. Clearing houses have become a vital part of the financial system since the crash a decade ago.
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Chinese economy is growing at its slowest rate since the financial crisis27h Chinese economy is growing at its slowest rate since the financial crisis
Its economy was 6.5 per cent larger in the third quarter of this year than the same period of 2017, its weakest expansion since the start of 2009.
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Tycoon bids £2.9bn for shopping centres: Intu jumps 12pc after 215p-a-share takeover offer27h Tycoon bids £2.9bn for shopping centres: Intu jumps 12pc after 215p-a-share takeover offer
John Whittaker has joined forces with Brookfield Property Group of Canada and Saudi Arabia’s Olayan Group to swoop for Intu, whose empire includes Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
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27h S&P Falls on Interest Rate, Trade Concerns; P&G Lifts Dow
The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged lower on Friday as strong earnings from Procter & Gamble Co were offset by ongoing concerns about rising interest rates and tensions over trade policy denting economic growth.
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Chevron Ready to Resume Oil Output in Wafra if Saudis, Kuwaitis Agree27h Updated Chevron Ready to Resume Oil Output in Wafra if Saudis, Kuwaitis Agree
Chevron stands ready to restart pumping oil in a field shared by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait once the countries settle a dispute over environmental licenses, the company said Friday.
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Wall Street Loves These Risky Loans. The Rest of Us Should Be Wary. 28h Updated Wall Street Loves These Risky Loans. The Rest of Us Should Be Wary.
The C.L.O., a cousin of the mortgage-related product that malfunctioned a decade ago, has become one of the hottest investments on Wall Street.
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28h S&P 500 Slips as Interest Rate, Trade Concerns Weigh
The benchmark S&P 500 stock index slipped on Friday as strong earnings from Procter & Gamble Co were offset by ongoing concerns about rising interest rates and geopolitical tensions denting U.S. economic growth.
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P&G Posts Strongest Sales Growth in Five Years28h Updated P&G Posts Strongest Sales Growth in Five Years
Procter & Gamble booked its strongest quarterly sales gains in five years on the back of healthy global demand for bathroom staples like Head & Shoulders shampoo and Gillette razors.
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28h S&P 500 Index Little Changed Despite Strong P&G Earnings
The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged lower on Friday as strong earnings from Procter & Gamble Co were balanced by ongoing concerns about rising interest rates and geopolitical tensions denting U.S. economic growth.
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28h Wall Street Edges Higher on Earnings Optimism
U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Friday as strong earnings from major U.S. companies such as Procter & Gamble helped brush aside growth risk concerns in Europe and political tensions related to Saudi Arabia.
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In Khashoggi Disappearance, Turkey’s Slow Drip of Leaks Puts Pressure on Saudis29h Updated In Khashoggi Disappearance, Turkey’s Slow Drip of Leaks Puts Pressure on Saudis
The calculated media strategy has proved remarkably effective for President Erdogan, ensuring that the case remains front page news around the world.
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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg29h Updated Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg
The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.
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Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms29h Updated Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms
Amazon executives have made a fresh round of visits to several of the 20 finalists for its $5 billion second-headquarters project, fueling added anticipation as it nears a decision in a process that has stretched over more than a year.
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Five Artificial Intelligence Insiders in Their Own Words29h Updated Five Artificial Intelligence Insiders in Their Own Words
Data and tech expects share their takes on the current A.I. revolution
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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Fell in September29h Updated U.S. Existing-Home Sales Fell in September
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined in September, extending a weak stretch for the housing market in a period of otherwise strong economic growth.
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Who Will Be the Face of the £50 Bill? Probably Not a Soccer Player Riding a Unicorn29h Updated Who Will Be the Face of the £50 Bill? Probably Not a Soccer Player Riding a Unicorn
The Bank of England isn’t taking nominations yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from offering names and placing bets.
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Lena Dunham and Ex-Producing Partner Shut Down Lenny Letter30h Updated Lena Dunham and Ex-Producing Partner Shut Down Lenny Letter
Ms. Dunham and Jenny Konner said Friday that they were closing the newsletter and website after a three-year run that included contributions from Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lawrence.
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Hasbro to Cut Workforce in New Round of Layoffs30h Updated Hasbro to Cut Workforce in New Round of Layoffs
The toy company is planning layoffs that will trim less than 10% of its workforce, a move the maker of Monopoly, Nerf guns and Disney Princess dolls says is a response to changes in how consumers buy and play with toys.
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Corner Office: Mark Hoplamazian of Hyatt Hotels on Airbnb and Why Stupid Questions Are Smart30h Updated Corner Office: Mark Hoplamazian of Hyatt Hotels on Airbnb and Why Stupid Questions Are Smart
A lifer within the Pritzker organization, Mr. Hoplamazian reorganized the family business during an acrimonious feud, then took over the hotel chain.
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China moves quickly in bid to counter sharp slowdown in economy30h China moves quickly in bid to counter sharp slowdown in economy
Vice-premier and central bank governor intervene as GDP grows at lowest rate since 2009 Chinese officials have reacted quickly to a sharp slowdown in growth at the world’s second largest economy, promising that it remained strong despite
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Honeywell Says SEC Has Opened Probe into Its Asbestos-Claims Accounting30h Honeywell Says SEC Has Opened Probe into Its Asbestos-Claims Accounting
Honeywell International says the Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into the company’s accounting of asbestos-related claims.
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Workspace: What Does He Do, Work in a Cave? Why, Yes30h Workspace: What Does He Do, Work in a Cave? Why, Yes
A software company operates underground to keep data secure. Its chief seeks a Middle-earth effect in décor.
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Karen Attiah, Jamal Khashoggi’s Editor, on the Writer and His Work30h Updated Karen Attiah, Jamal Khashoggi’s Editor, on the Writer and His Work
In the wake of Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance, his editor at The Washington Post has emerged as a leading voice of protest and grief.
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The shares hit the hardest in the stock market slump: Investing Show31h The shares hit the hardest in the stock market slump: Investing Show
While the leading London index fell 10 per cent from its peak, some popular shares dropped by much more. We take a look at what has suffered and whether it is time for bargain hunting.
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Post Office boss receives 7% pay rise as postmaster salaries cut31h Post Office boss receives 7% pay rise as postmaster salaries cut
Paula Vennells took home £718,300 last year while 11,500 workers lost a combined £17m The
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The Workologist: When a Manager You Don’t Like Expects a Wedding Invitation31h The Workologist: When a Manager You Don’t Like Expects a Wedding Invitation
An employee reluctantly invited her immediate manager to her wedding. Now the boss has blabbed about the occasion to a higher-up manager — whom the employee really dislikes.
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Canadian pensioners swoop on £3bn Gatwick stake31h Canadian pensioners swoop on £3bn Gatwick stake
Canada's biggest pension fund is preparing to swoop for part of a stake in London's Gatwick Airport that could be worth more than £3bn, days after it unveiled a plan to use its emergency runway to boost capacity.
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In Khashoggi Case, Turkey’s Slow Drip of Leaks Puts Pressure on Saudis31h In Khashoggi Case, Turkey’s Slow Drip of Leaks Puts Pressure on Saudis
The calculated media strategy has proved remarkably effective for President Erdogan, ensuring that the case remains front page news around the world.
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Honeywell Cuts Profit Outlook on Expected Spinoff Impacts31h Updated Honeywell Cuts Profit Outlook on Expected Spinoff Impacts
Honeywell International lowered its profit guidance to reflect the spinoffs in its home and transportation businesses, while also reporting positive quarterly results.
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Tech Startups Stoke Market for IPOs31h Updated Tech Startups Stoke Market for IPOs
After years on the stock market’s sidelines, a number of highly valued Silicon Valley companies are gearing up to go public as soon as next year. Among the IPO candidates are ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, and data-mining specialist Palantir Technologies.
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White House Approves a Tax Rule Meant to Help Distressed Areas31h Updated White House Approves a Tax Rule Meant to Help Distressed Areas
A proposed regulation could unlock billions of dollars in investment for so-called opportunity zones.
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U.S. stocks rose broadly on Friday, driven by the consumer staples sector which was helped by Procter & Gamble results, brushing aside growth risk concerns in Europe and political tensions in Saudi Arabia.
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A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs say.
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The C.L.O., a cousin of the mortgage-related product that malfunctioned a decade ago, has become one of the hottest investments on Wall Street.
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Scottish Power to invest in solar energy for the first time32h Scottish Power to invest in solar energy for the first time
Big six firm to focus exclusively on renewables, adding solar power to its windfarms Scottish Power, one of Britain’s biggest energy companies, has said it will invest in solar power for the first time as part of its move away from fossil fuels. The big six firm
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Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?32h Updated Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?
The electric car company has suffered amid U.S.-China trade tensions. Its plan to go local in China faces some stiff obstacles.
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Ian Browne, pension expert at Quilter said that the law is on the side of HMRC, but 'that doesn’t make the current rules around pension death benefits any less cruel'.
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AIM’s biggest company sold 1.3m animal print shirts and skirts in the year to August 3133h AIM’s biggest company sold 1.3m animal print shirts and skirts in the year to August 31
ASOS shares were back in fashion this week after a boom in sales of animal print clothes helped the online retailer’s full-year profits jump by more than £40m
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Gender letter: Toppled Men Are Down, but Not Necessarily Out33h Updated Gender letter: Toppled Men Are Down, but Not Necessarily Out
Most powerful men who’ve re-emerged after sexual misconduct claims haven’t faced Louis C.K.-levels of scrutiny and debate. Here is how they’ve regained ground, and how some downfalls were more like payouts.
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ScottishPower to invest in solar energy for the first time33h ScottishPower to invest in solar energy for the first time
Big six firm to focus exclusively on renewables, adding solar power to its windfarms ScottishPower, one of Britain’s biggest energy companies, has said it will invest in solar power for the first time as part of its move away from fossil fuels. The big six firm
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UK public sector borrowing falls to its lowest rate since 2007 crash34h UK public sector borrowing falls to its lowest rate since 2007 crash
Philip Hammond is under huge pressure to loosen the purse strings in his Budget later this month after Theresa May pledged to end austerity.
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Stock exchange signals post-Brexit City confidence34h Stock exchange signals post-Brexit City confidence
As indicators on the City of London's prospects go, post-Brexit, it's not a bad one.
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Global Stock Markets Show Mixed Results Day After Big Drop on Wall St.34h Updated Global Stock Markets Show Mixed Results Day After Big Drop on Wall St.
Concerns over China’s economy continue to weigh on investors.
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China Growth Slows to 6.5%; Finance Officials Try to Soothe Worried Investors34h Updated China Growth Slows to 6.5%; Finance Officials Try to Soothe Worried Investors
China’s economic expansion slowed to its weakest pace since the financial crisis, as top financial regulators launched an extraordinary coordinated effort to calm jittery investors.
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Breakingviews: China May Need to Relax Its Lending Rules to Improve Economic Growth34h Breakingviews: China May Need to Relax Its Lending Rules to Improve Economic Growth
The nation’s officials are trying to encourage spending, but the Chinese credit system may need a shake-up to make money flow more freely.
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Why Big Tech Keeps Trying Its Hand at Hardware34h Updated Why Big Tech Keeps Trying Its Hand at Hardware
Google, Amazon and Microsoft are making lots of new devices, but what they’re really selling are touchpoints.
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Should you take your staff on a corporate away day? We review four of the best34h Updated Should you take your staff on a corporate away day? We review four of the best
While low-key activities like a game of pool or even a pub visit may suffice for some companies, there is value in offering more thrilling and novel experiences to help a team bond.
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China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms - as it happened34h China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms - as it happened
Economic growth of 6.5% in the third quarter was the weakest since early 2009 and is expected to slow further as the effects of China’s trade war with the US take hold
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DowDuPont to Record $4.6 Billion Charge as Agriculture Unit Suffers34h Updated DowDuPont to Record $4.6 Billion Charge as Agriculture Unit Suffers
DowDuPont’s agriculture unit is taking a $4.6 billion charge in the third quarter after the business lowered long-term expectations on sales and profits, underscoring the challenges agribusinesses are facing in the Americas.
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Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus34h Updated Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus
The boss of housebuilding firm Persimmon tells the BBC he'd "rather not talk about" his £75m bonus.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Its Image35h Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Its Image
Facebook has hired one of Britain’s best-known politicians as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms - business live35h Updated China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms - business live
Economic growth of 6.5% in the third quarter was the weakest since early 2009 and is expected to slow further as the effects of China’s trade war with the US take hold
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U.S.-Saudi Defense Ties on Track to Weather Controversy35h U.S.-Saudi Defense Ties on Track to Weather Controversy
Controversy surrounding the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is unlikely to derail the multibillion-dollar relationship that makes Saudi Arabia a top customer of U.S. defense firms, experts say.
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Persimmon CEO walks away from interview when asked about £75m bonus – video35h Persimmon CEO walks away from interview when asked about £75m bonus – video
The Persimmon CEO, Jeff Fairburn, walked off camera during a BBC interview after being asked about his £75m bonus. At the time the bonus, reduced from £110m after a
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Fairytale homes for sale - in pictures35h Fairytale homes for sale - in pictures
Make your own history in these fantastic houses, from Suffolk to the Highlands
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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market35h Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market
The Environment Agency is to probe claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.
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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs36h Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs
Former UK deputy prime minister to move to Silicon Valley in January Facebook has hired Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, as its head of global affairs and communications. Clegg, 51, has been hired as Facebook struggles to cope with mounting political pressure over issues including fake news, data protection and the threat of government regulation.
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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs36h Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs
Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as the head of its global affairs and communications team.
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Grand Central has given a boost to house prices in Yorkshire and the North-East36h Grand Central has given a boost to house prices in Yorkshire and the North-East
Which? has questioned 14,000 passengers and asked for their verdicts on rail operators’ punctuality, reliability, availability of seats, value for money, standing room and even the state of the loos
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Volkswagen offers more incentives to unload old diesels36h Updated Volkswagen offers more incentives to unload old diesels
A VW spokesman confirmed to This is Money that 'there are no plans in the UK currently to launch a similar scheme'.
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DealBook Briefing: It May Be Business (Almost) as Usual With Saudi Arabia36h Updated DealBook Briefing: It May Be Business (Almost) as Usual With Saudi Arabia
Despite many high-profile protests against the kingdom, many organizations are trying to find ways to preserve ties with the Saudis and their wealth.
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Government borrowing in September lowest since 200736h Updated Government borrowing in September lowest since 2007
The drop may give Chancellor Philip Hammond room for manoeuvre in the upcoming Budget on 29 October.
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eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads37h eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads
The auction site says it is acquiring Motors.co.uk, making it a "leading alternative" to Auto Trader.
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Will Nissan stay once Britain leaves? How one factory explains the Brexit business dilemma – podcast37h Will Nissan stay once Britain leaves? How one factory explains the Brexit business dilemma – podcast
In the 1980s, Thatcher’s government sold Britain as ‘a gateway to Europe’. Nissan came to Sunderland and thrived – but now its future is uncertain
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The usefulness of useless robots: Chips with Everything podcast37h The usefulness of useless robots: Chips with Everything podcast
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CBS Has a New Head of Programming: David Nevins of Showtime37h Updated CBS Has a New Head of Programming: David Nevins of Showtime
More than a month after Les Moonves departed as chief executive, the company promoted a veteran executive with Hollywood bona fides.
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Shells ends National Gallery sponsorship – to delight of campaigners37h Updated Shells ends National Gallery sponsorship – to delight of campaigners
Twelve-year deal, which had sparked environmental protests, expired in January Shell has ended its 12-year sponsorship of the National Gallery, to the delight of campaigners who have fought to keep fossil fuel financing out of the arts. The partnership with the Anglo-Dutch firm has made the London art gallery the target of protests over the years, including
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Franchised dealership has revised its underlying pre-tax profits down to £50m37h Franchised dealership has revised its underlying pre-tax profits down to £50m
Shares in car dealer Pendragon plunged 20% today after it issued a profit warning as sales and stock were hit by the launch of a new European Union vehicle emissions testing regime
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UK government borrowing target back on track37h UK government borrowing target back on track
£800m fall in borrowing on same month last year gives chancellor a large budget war chest Philip Hammond’s plan to bring down the government’s annual borrowing was back on track last month after
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How to improve your finances in your 20s and 30s37h Updated How to improve your finances in your 20s and 30s
In recent years, I have had many friends and family ask me advice as to how to maximise their wealth and make sure they will be comfortable in later years.
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Standout retail stocks that are bucking the High Street blues and could be worth bagging38h Updated Standout retail stocks that are bucking the High Street blues and could be worth bagging
The well-documented troubles gripping the UK’s High Streets have brought a wide-spread malaise over the retail sector, with most retail stocks coming under pressure.
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Hammond given budget boost as borrowing falls38h Hammond given budget boost as borrowing falls
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been given a boost in the run up to the budget with borrowing falling to its lowest level in more than a decade last month.
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Asian family buys £475m London office group LEO38h Asian family buys £475m London office group LEO
A portfolio of upmarket serviced offices in London is finally being sold for about £475m to a wealthy Asian family two years after its owners launched an auction of the business.
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Wall Street Loves These Three Letters. Main Street Should Be Wary. 39h Wall Street Loves These Three Letters. Main Street Should Be Wary.
The C.L.O., a cousin of the mortgage-related product that malfunctioned a decade ago, has become one of the hottest investments on Wall Street.
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A push for a global agreement on autonomous weapons is stalled, much to the chagrin of advocates who believe a treaty is urgently needed.
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The Computer Chauffeur Is Creeping Closer39h The Computer Chauffeur Is Creeping Closer
Fully autonomous cars are years away, but it’s the automobile where artificial intelligence could have a critical role for the greatest number of people.
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Provident Financial on track to deliver profit39h Provident Financial on track to deliver profit
Doorstep lender Provident Financial’s home credit collections were still about ten per cent below historic levels in the third quarter after undergoing a business restructuring
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Intu shares rocket as property mogul John Whittaker ramps up offer for shopping centre group39h Intu shares rocket as property mogul John Whittaker ramps up offer for shopping centre group
The Manchester Trafford Centre and Lakeside owner is in Whittaker's cross hairs. A consortium led by his Peel Group has proposed a combined acquisition price of 215p per share for Intu.
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How to boost your income from your Airbnb with these interior design tips39h Updated How to boost your income from your Airbnb with these interior design tips
These interior design tips can bring a five-star hotel level of luxury to a home, and increase the level of bookings you obtain on Airbnb.
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Lakeside and Metrocentre owner boosted by £2.9bn bid39h Lakeside and Metrocentre owner boosted by £2.9bn bid
Shares in shopping centre owner Intu jump as it mulls a takeover bid from a consortium of investors.
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Average energy prices soar by a fifth just but households can still make substantial savings39h Updated Average energy prices soar by a fifth just but households can still make substantial savings
Households are in for a miserable and costly winter as energy tariffs have soared by an average of 21% (or £178) from £864 to £1,042 thanks to a steep rise in wholesale energy prices.
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Banks closures: 13 million people have lost half of local branches39h Banks closures: 13 million people have lost half of local branches
Where have all the branches gone? BBC analysis finds nearly 6,000 local banks have closed since 2010.
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Alcohol free beer sales rise 25% while consumers see savings and health benefits40h Updated Alcohol free beer sales rise 25% while consumers see savings and health benefits
Sales of alcohol free and low alcohol beers are rising substantially as more people choose to drink it as a lifestyle choice.
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Is Aberdeen property market really the best in 20 years, now oil prices are on the up?40h Updated Is Aberdeen property market really the best in 20 years, now oil prices are on the up?
Aberdein Considine, a firm based in Scotland, has released a report which shows that the buyer's market is the lowest it has been since 2006, when the average property price was at £159,634.
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Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs40h Updated Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs
The government’s 2040 deadline for shifting to electric-powered cars criticised as 'unambitious'.
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No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president40h No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president
Akio Toyoda says apprehension is growing as Brexit negotiations continue The president of Toyota has said a no-deal
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China’s Economy Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade40h Updated China’s Economy Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade
Slowdowns in investment and retail sales are cooling one of the world’s most important growth engines. As the trade war with the U.S. intensifies, the downturn could get worse.
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UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption41h UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption
Exclusive: Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans
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China economic growth slowest since global crash41h China economic growth slowest since global crash
China's economy has grown at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis as the trade war with the US and moves to tackle mounting debt starts to bite.
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Mike Pompeo Warns Panama Against Doing Business With China42h Mike Pompeo Warns Panama Against Doing Business With China
China is the second-biggest user of the Panama Canal, and Washington worries about Panama becoming a beachhead for Chinese influence.
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The bad behavior of the richest: what I learned from wealth managers42h The bad behavior of the richest: what I learned from wealth managers
The habits of the wealthiest mirror the supposed ‘pathologies’ of the poor. But while those in poverty are called lazy, the rich are dubbed bon vivants
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No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies, says Stena Line42h No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies, says Stena Line
Ferry operator Stena Line, which owns three UK ports, warns of disruption to food imports.
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