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Disney Drops Fox From Names of Studios It Bought From Rupert Murdoch19m Disney Drops Fox From Names of Studios It Bought From Rupert Murdoch
The name change means consumers won’t mistakenly connect the Disney-owned studio with Mr. Murdoch’s polarizing Fox News.
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Disney drops Fox name from 20th Century film studios and Searchlight27m Disney drops Fox name from 20th Century film studios and Searchlight
Executives were reportedly worried the name has become too closely associated with Rupert Murdoch’s rightwing channel Mickey Mouse has killed Fox. After 85 years as one of the most famous names in Hollywood, Disney is calling time on the Fox in 20th Century Fox with executives reportedly worried the name had become too closely associated with Rupert Murdoch’s rightwing news channel.
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Three U.S. Airports to Screen Passengers for Chinese Coronavirus27m Updated Three U.S. Airports to Screen Passengers for Chinese Coronavirus
Passengers from Wuhan, China, will be screened at J.F.K. beginning Friday night, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting Saturday.
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IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression43m IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression
Kristalina Georgieva compares today with “roaring 1920s” and criticises UK wealth gap The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that
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Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don’t54m Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don’t
A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.
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Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don’t.1h 9m Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don’t.
A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.
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Disney Drops Fox From 20th Century Name1h 51m Disney Drops Fox From 20th Century Name
The name change means consumers won’t mistakenly connect the Disney-owned studio with Rupert Murdoch’s polarizing Fox News.
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Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves1h 57m Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves
If the future lets people focus on work instead of driving during the daily commute, many of us will have to conquer motion sickness to read memos (or tweets). Researchers are working on some fixes.
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This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Likes2h Updated This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Likes
Adam Mosseri, chieftain of Instagram, wants to keep the platform a safe, special space. That means learning from the mistakes of its parent company: Facebook.
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FTSE 100 at six-month high; UK retail sales slide – as it happened2h FTSE 100 at six-month high; UK retail sales slide – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK retail spending falls again
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Bonds Have Been Fabulous. But How Are They Doing Right Now?3h Updated Bonds Have Been Fabulous. But How Are They Doing Right Now?
With Federal Reserve rate cuts behind us and recession fears waning, don’t expect much from bond funds this year.
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Let’s move to Sedbergh, Cumbria: lovely in its isolation3h Let’s move to Sedbergh, Cumbria: lovely in its isolation
A convivial and unpretentious ‘book town’, though it may be too lonely for some
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Global markets rise despite slowest Chinese growth for 30 years3h Global markets rise despite slowest Chinese growth for 30 years
Investors shrug off slowdown as new data fuels optimism China can ride out US trade war China’s economy stumbled last year to its lowest growth rate in almost 30 years after the tit-for-tat trade war with the US took its toll on manufacturing output and consumer spending. The world’s second-largest economic power grew by 6.1% in 2019, down from 6.8% in 2018, and the lowest rate in 29 years.
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FTSE 100 at six-month high; UK retail sales slide – business live3h Updated FTSE 100 at six-month high; UK retail sales slide – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK retail spending falls again
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3h Whirlpool: Owners rush to register fire-risk washing machines
Thousands more owners of dangerous washing machines demand a resolution from maker Whirlpool.
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The end of current accounts with benefits? This is Money podcast4h Updated The end of current accounts with benefits? This is Money podcast
Santander making more changes to its 123 current account, the rise of buy now, pay later firms and reasons why an SUV might not be a wise car purchase all feature.
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BT and Vodafone to lobby PM to allow use of Huawei equipment4h BT and Vodafone to lobby PM to allow use of Huawei equipment
CEOs Philip Jansen and Nick Read say they have seen no evidence that warrants ban BT and Vodafone are set to lobby Boris Johnson to allow Huawei technology to be used in the UK’s 5G phone network. BT’s chief executive, Philip Jansen, and Nick Read, his counterpart at Vodafone, are drafting a letter to the prime minister arguing they have not seen evidence that Huawei equipment poses a security risk that warrants a total ban. Huawei has always denied allegations its kit could be used by the Chinese government to spy on users.
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Louis Vuitton snaps up second-largest diamond ever found worth £38m4h Updated Louis Vuitton snaps up second-largest diamond ever found worth £38m
The move by Louis Vuitton, whose jewellery has been modelled by Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner, is a further sign of its parent firm's efforts to dominate the luxury goods market.
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Dixons Carphone Warehouse investors  hopes of a turnaround rising thanks to bullish brokers 4h Dixons Carphone Warehouse investors  hopes of a turnaround rising thanks to bullish brokers 
Investors in Dixons Carphone will be hoping the electronics store has outperformed its rivals during what has turned out to be a difficult Christmas for retailers.
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UK retail sales slide as high street crisis deepens – business live4h Updated UK retail sales slide as high street crisis deepens – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK retail spending falls again
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You Don’t Need to Travel to Profit From International Stocks4h You Don’t Need to Travel to Profit From International Stocks
How investors can use indexes to spot opportunities in global stock markets without adding risk.
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You Really Can Lower Your Car Insurance Cost4h You Really Can Lower Your Car Insurance Cost
After years of increases, auto insurance has become a budget pain point for many. But experts say there are ways to keep your rates down.
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5h Travelex boss breaks silence 17 days after cyber attack
The travel money firm's boss has spoken publicly for the first time since a huge ransomware attack.
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Are You Overlooking Something That Could Make You Richer?5h Are You Overlooking Something That Could Make You Richer?
You probably aren’t paying enough attention to your debt, an accountant argues in a new book, and that could be costing you.
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There Is a Fund for Everything. But Why?5h There Is a Fund for Everything. But Why?
Funds try to profit from cows, trade wars, sick pets and obese adults. But who really needs them?
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You Really Can Lower Your Car Insurance Costs5h You Really Can Lower Your Car Insurance Costs
After years of increases, auto insurance has become a budget pain point for many. But experts say there are ways to keep your rates down.
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Oxo to launch vegan beef stock cubes5h Oxo to launch vegan beef stock cubes
Venerable brand conjures up meat-free version as food giants race to tap vegan sales boom Beef stock cubes have become the unlikely target of a vegan makeover with Oxo scheduled to launch a meat-free version of the famous meat extract amid a boom in sales of plant-based foods.
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Small, Often Overlooked Stocks May Yet Have Their Day6h Small, Often Overlooked Stocks May Yet Have Their Day
After years of underperformance, a lagging sector is even more appealing, its adherents say.
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Big pharma failing to invest in new antibiotics, says WHO6h Big pharma failing to invest in new antibiotics, says WHO
Health body says there are alarmingly few drugs in the pipeline to deal with growing resistance Big pharma continues to walk away from investment in new antibiotics and there are alarmingly few useful new drugs in the pipeline to deal with the worsening crisis of antibiotic resistance, according to the World Health Organization. Two reports paint a bleak picture. Efforts to discover new antibiotics are “insufficient to tackle the challenge of increasing emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance”, says
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A New Generation Seeks to Give It All Away Now6h A New Generation Seeks to Give It All Away Now
Families create foundations typically to establish a long-term philanthropic legacy, but a new study shows some want to see the immediate impact of their giving.
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Stocks Soar as Traders’ Mood Brightens6h Stocks Soar as Traders’ Mood Brightens
Over the last year, investors’ outlooks shifted strikingly, with little improvement in economic and corporate conditions.
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Airbnb Imagines a ‘Stakeholder’ World6h Updated Airbnb Imagines a ‘Stakeholder’ World
The home-rental company plans to consider the needs of more than just investors in its corporate governance — and will factor them into employee pay, too.
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Christmas did not come early for retailers as figures show spending fell last month6h Christmas did not come early for retailers as figures show spending fell last month
Overall sales in the last three months of 2019 also dropped by 1 per cent with non-store retailing and textile, clothing and footware stores experiencing the sharpest downturns.
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Tempted to cash a pension before 55? You are at serious risk of fraud7h Tempted to cash a pension before 55? You are at serious risk of fraud
Reputable firms don't encourage savers to take money out of pensions before they are 55, in the form of a loan or any other kind of cash payout, due to the stiff tax penalty.
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SMALL CAP MOVERS: Lekoil value plunges by two-thirds as it falls victim to investment scam7h SMALL CAP MOVERS: Lekoil value plunges by two-thirds as it falls victim to investment scam
Junior oiler Lekoil was the major story on AIM this week with its value dropping by around two-thirds after falling victim to con artists posing as the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).
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BT and Vodafone to lobby PM in support of Huawei7h BT and Vodafone to lobby PM in support of Huawei
Britain’s two biggest telecoms companies are preparing to lobby Boris Johnson in support of Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s 5G communications network.
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Why WeWork went wrong7h Why WeWork went wrong
The office-space startup took a tumble when investors tired of its messianic CEO and lack of profits. But why were its backers – the House of Saud among them – so keen to pour billions into it in the first place? By
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7h Now, Try Slicing the Stock Market Into Equal Pieces
Index fund investing is already immensely popular. But is it time to consider funds that construct indexes differently?
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Gym Group aiming to cash in on fitness trend by rolling out scaled-down venues in small towns7h Gym Group aiming to cash in on fitness trend by rolling out scaled-down venues in small towns
The Gym Group has revealed that membership numbers jumped 9.7 per cent in 2019.
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Premier Foods shares driven upwards thanks to strong sales of mince pies and gravy7h Premier Foods shares driven upwards thanks to strong sales of mince pies and gravy
Festive demand for mince pies and Bisto gravy have helped drive Premier Foods to higher sales in the third quarter driving shares up by 2.4 per cent to 44p in early trading.
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Travelex: First UK systems restored after cyber attack 7h Travelex: First UK systems restored after cyber attack
Travelex, the foreign exchange operator held hostage by cyber attackers since New Year's Eve, says a phased restoration of its global systems is now underway.
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Flybe plays down size of rescue deal as rivals step up criticism8h Flybe plays down size of rescue deal as rivals step up criticism
Airline says that, contrary to reports, only a small amount of tax bill has been deferred Flybe has admitted to having secured a £10m tax holiday and confirmed ongoing negotiations over a state loan, as rival airlines stepped up attacks on the government’s rescue of the struggling carrier. The Exeter-based airline said that, contrary to reports, only a small amount of its annual air passenger duty (APD) bill – believed to be £106m – had been deferred, in what it said was a standard arrangement for businesses in difficulty.
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8h Retail sales fall sharply in December
A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.
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Health Care Costs Are Rising. Fund Returns Are Less Reliable.8h Health Care Costs Are Rising. Fund Returns Are Less Reliable.
In 2019, the industry’s performance was not quite as strong as the overall stock market’s. Some managers point to political uncertainty over health insurance and drug prices.
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8h Flybe confirms it will get a tax and duty holiday
But the struggling airline says the debt with tax authorities is far lower than reported.
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Rumoured new fix for doctor pensions crisis could mean windfall for ALL higher earners8h Rumoured new fix for doctor pensions crisis could mean windfall for ALL higher earners
The Treasury is reportedly considering raising a key threshold where the controversial 'taper' kicks in from £110k to £150k, but pension experts think this will be ineffective or 'a sticking plaster'.
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How important is networking and attending events for your start-up?9h How important is networking and attending events for your start-up?
Emma Jones, founder of small business support network Enterprise Nation, explains why networking is one of the best ways to boost your business and how you can do it in the most effective way.
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China’s Birthrate Hits Historic Low, in Looming Crisis for Beijing9h China’s Birthrate Hits Historic Low, in Looming Crisis for Beijing
In a country where most older adults rely heavily on their families, the continuing drop in births could have a seismic effect in the decades to come.
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9h Entrepreneurs: From coal to coffee in ex-mining town
Having failed all his exams, Scott James started a coffee roastery in his "forgotten" community.
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Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders9h Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders
Some executives at small companies have reservations about President Trump, but also concerns about Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
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Happy Results Turned Up Everywhere You Looked9h Happy Results Turned Up Everywhere You Looked
Three funds profited handsomely from investments in stocks of many descriptions in countries around the globe.
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A Common Charger for All Phones? The European Union Is on the Case9h A Common Charger for All Phones? The European Union Is on the Case
The proposal could save costs and thousands of tons of electronic waste, advocates say, but previous measures have fizzled.
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Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card offering bumper bonus points9h Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card offering bumper bonus points
Frequent fliers after air miles towards their next holiday could take advantage of a new sign up bonus which could get them to three continents, provided they're happy to pay a fee.
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Google owner Alphabet becomes trillion-dollar company10h Google owner Alphabet becomes trillion-dollar company
Tech giant is the fourth US firm to achieve the valuation – after Microsoft, Apple and Amazon Google’s owner Alphabet has become a trillion-dollar company
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Shoppers cut back on Xmas as sales fall for record fifth month10h Shoppers cut back on Xmas as sales fall for record fifth month
Retail sales fell for a record fifth month in a row in December, as shoppers continued to be cautious in the run-up to Christmas.
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Lastminute.com customer refused refund for double-booking error10h Lastminute.com customer refused refund for double-booking error
A Lastminute customer has voiced his frustration after the booking site charged him twice for the same holiday - and haven't refunded him.
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A year on from the price cap: Have energy tariffs got cheaper? We reveal everything you need to know10h A year on from the price cap: Have energy tariffs got cheaper? We reveal everything you need to know
There are now five times more gas and electricity deals costing less than £1,000 per year to choose from compared to last year, according to research from Which?.
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Two hospitals held up by Carillion collapse are delayed further11h Two hospitals held up by Carillion collapse are delayed further
Royal Liverpool and Midland Metropolitan are hundreds of millions of pounds over budget The completion of
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Are bank accounts with benefits a thing of the past after Santander makes cuts?11h Are bank accounts with benefits a thing of the past after Santander makes cuts?
For those after a bank account which does more than hold your money, the news that Santander would cut the in-credit interest on its 123 account and cap cashback is just the latest blow.
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What is HyperJar and can it really give you a 4.8% savings rate?11h What is HyperJar and can it really give you a 4.8% savings rate?
Defining itself as a 'pay now, buy later' scheme, HyperJar wants to put as much distance as possible between the 'toxic' buy now, pay later sites that lure in 'younger shoppers' and itself.
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11h Updated Collector pays UK-record £1m for rare coin
Only six Edward VIII sovereigns were made but it is not just its rarity that fascinates historians.
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Homes for fitness fanatics – in pictures12h Homes for fitness fanatics – in pictures
Get in shape for the new year with these properties with gyms, from Kent to South Wales
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Charities crowded in affluent areas instead of where they are needed, says thinktank13h Charities crowded in affluent areas instead of where they are needed, says thinktank
NPC says investment to renew communities must go with vows to boost infrastructure Charitable wealth and resources – from volunteers to philanthropic donations and council grants – is disproportionately concentrated in England’s most affluent areas at the expense of the country’s most deprived communities, a report claims. The thinktank New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) calls for a rebalancing of public funding and philanthropy to rebuild civil society – broadly defined as local charities, clubs and community and voluntary groups – in the “left behind” areas of the north and Midlands.
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Winners and Losers of the Trade Deal13h Winners and Losers of the Trade Deal
President Trump and a top Chinese official signed a long-awaited phase-one trade deal yesterday. Here’s who benefited, and who was left out in the cold.
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China economic growth hits lowest level for three decades13h China economic growth hits lowest level for three decades
China has reported its weakest economic growth for almost three decades as it battles a series of challenges including its trade war with the United States.
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15h Updated Trump to Nominate a Critic and an Insider to the Fed Board
The president formally announced that he would nominate Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve’s seven-person Board of Governors.
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A Trade Deal Meant to Heal Rifts Could Actually Make Them Worse16h Updated A Trade Deal Meant to Heal Rifts Could Actually Make Them Worse
The new deal between the United States and China leaves untouched the thorniest issues driving the two economic giants apart. Solving them could take years.
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China’s Improving Economic Data Masks Deeper Problems16h Updated China’s Improving Economic Data Masks Deeper Problems
Consumers are spending, and Beijing reached a trade deal with the U.S., but the Chinese economy still faces a difficult addiction to borrowing.
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What to Expect from The Peacock Streaming Service17h Updated What to Expect from The Peacock Streaming Service
Comcast, a late convert to streaming, is distinguishing itself from Netflix and other competitors by embracing ads.
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Apple may be forced by EU to replace iPhone charger with Android equivalent17h Apple may be forced by EU to replace iPhone charger with Android equivalent
The European Parliament is calling for common chargers to be introduced that would fit all mobile phones and tablets.
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Martha McSally Calls CNN Reporter a ‘Liberal Hack’17h Martha McSally Calls CNN Reporter a ‘Liberal Hack’
When Manu Raju of CNN posed an impeachment question to Ms. McSally, an Arizona Republican, she replied: “I’m not talking to you. You’re a liberal hack.”
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Barneys Workers Feel Used as They March Store Toward Death17h Updated Barneys Workers Feel Used as They March Store Toward Death
As the retailer goes through liquidation, employees at its flagship store say they haven’t received information about a closing date, severance pay or benefits.
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Brexit will not affect your summer holiday to the EU, Britons told18h Brexit will not affect your summer holiday to the EU, Britons told
The travel industry is trying to reassure tourists that their summer holidays won't be affected by the UK's departure from the European Union.
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Delayed by Abuse Claim, Apple’s ‘The Banker’ Gets New Release Date19h Updated Delayed by Abuse Claim, Apple’s ‘The Banker’ Gets New Release Date
The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, was withdrawn after a producer, a son of one of its protagonists, was accused of sexual misconduct.
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In Huawei Battle, China Threatens Germany ‘Where It Hurts’: Automakers19h Updated In Huawei Battle, China Threatens Germany ‘Where It Hurts’: Automakers
VW, Daimler and BMW sell more cars in China than anywhere else and many already cooperate with Huawei — a dependency Beijing is not shy to exploit.
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19h How the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea.
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19h Flybe: Viable business or destined to fail?
The airline has been through several restructurings - can this latest rescue save the company?
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UK channels aid budget as it seeks closer ties with Africa post-Brexit19h UK channels aid budget as it seeks closer ties with Africa post-Brexit
£395m trade boost is aimed at countering China’s spending on the continent Britain has unveiled plans to channel part of the £14bn aid budget through the City as it seeks to exploit the global reach of the finance sector to boost investment in Africa. Details of the £395m package were announced by the international development secretary, Alok Sharma, ahead of a high-level UK-Africa investment summit next Monday.
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I.R.S. Exempts Some Forgiven Student Loans From Taxes19h Updated I.R.S. Exempts Some Forgiven Student Loans From Taxes
Borrowers whose schools abruptly shut down or used misleading practices won’t have to pay taxes on their forgiven balances.
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After Hashtag Activism, Hollywood Assistants Get a Raise19h After Hashtag Activism, Hollywood Assistants Get a Raise
Hourly wage earners at Creative Artists Agency score a victory for the #PayUpHollywood movement.
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After Hashtag Campaign, Hollywood Assistants Get a Raise20h After Hashtag Campaign, Hollywood Assistants Get a Raise
Hourly wage earners at Creative Artists Agency score a victory for the #PayUpHollywood movement.
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Another Hollywood Agency Gives Assistants a Raise20h Updated Another Hollywood Agency Gives Assistants a Raise
Hourly wage earners at Creative Artists Agency score a victory for the #PayUpHollywood movement.
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Apple Sets New Release Date for ‘The Banker’20h Apple Sets New Release Date for ‘The Banker’
The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, was withdrawn after a producer, a son of one of its protagonists, was accused of sexual misconduct.
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20h Updated Trump’s Next Trade Fight Could Be With Europe
Fiery remarks by Europe’s new trade commissioner hint at what could be President Trump’s biggest trade battle this year.
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Barneys Workers Oversee Store’s Slow End With Own Fates in Limbo21h Barneys Workers Oversee Store’s Slow End With Own Fates in Limbo
As the retailer goes through liquidation, employees at its flagship store say they haven’t received information about a closing date, severance pay or benefits.
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Stocks Continue Record Climb as Earnings Overshadow Impeachment21h Updated Stocks Continue Record Climb as Earnings Overshadow Impeachment
The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 are all in record territory.
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Toyota hails flying taxis plan with £300m gamble21h Toyota hails flying taxis plan with £300m gamble
Other backers included British fund manager Baillie Gifford, Global Oryx, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures and Sparx Group.
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MARKET REPORT: Trade talks push Wall Street to record highs 21h MARKET REPORT: Trade talks push Wall Street to record highs 
It has been a choppy period for markets, which were unsettled each time the trade spat heated up with angry words exchanged and fresh tariffs slapped on each country.
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ALEX BRUMMER: The folly of serial sell-offs21h ALEX BRUMMER: The folly of serial sell-offs
At first blush, there looks to be very little in common at FTSE 100 quoted firms, ABF, Pearson and Whitbread. ABF is doing well on the back of sales at Primark and a turnaround in sugar.
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Boss of High Street stationer The Works to step down21h Boss of High Street stationer The Works to step down
The Works, which sells stationery, books, toys and gifts, said chief exec Kevin Keaney has been replaced by chief financial officer Gavin Peck. Shares soared 14.2 per cent, or 4.4p, to 35.4p.
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UK becoming a country of ghost towns, says Adam Smith Institute21h UK becoming a country of ghost towns, says Adam Smith Institute
Decades of inaction from councils has left many High Streets as 'dead zones', according to the research by the free market, neoliberal think-tank the Adam Smith Institute.
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Pearson fighting for Footsie future: Share price falls another 9%21h Pearson fighting for Footsie future: Share price falls another 9%
More than £411m was wiped off the publisher's value yesterday as the company, once a titan of the business world which now sells text books, said profits for 2019 would be around £590m.
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Booming electric bike sales over Christmas keep Halfords on track21h Booming electric bike sales over Christmas keep Halfords on track
The car equipment and bicycle retailer said it sold 96 per cent more electric bikes in the 14 weeks to January 3 than the same time last year, and that one in five bikes and scooters sold are electric.
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Microsoft pledges to remove as much carbon as it has ever emitted22h Microsoft pledges to remove as much carbon as it has ever emitted
Microsoft has pledged to become "carbon negative" by 2030 before going further and removing as much carbon it has ever emitted from the environment by 2050.
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22h Flybe boss says government loan is not a bailout
However the airline is "in conversation" with the government over a loan, Mark Anderson has confirmed.
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Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests22h Updated Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests
The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone.
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George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 9422h Updated George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94
He found that team owners had twice conspired to impede the market for free agents in the 1980s. As a result of his rulings, owners had to pay $280 million.
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US-China tensions could slow global economy, UN warns23h US-China tensions could slow global economy, UN warns
Report says climate crisis, inequality and food insecurity were major concerns The world economy risks suffering a sharp slowdown in 2020 that would derail international efforts to tackle the mounting climate emergency and heightened poverty around the world, the United Nations has warned. In a flagship report ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in
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Germany Investigates 3 Suspected of Spying for China23h Updated Germany Investigates 3 Suspected of Spying for China
Raids were carried out on the homes and offices of the three people, at a time when Berlin faces pressure over Huawei, the Chinese company that the U.S. has labeled a national security risk.
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Limp US-China trade deal keeps investors happy – at least for now23h Limp US-China trade deal keeps investors happy – at least for now
After much fanfare, markets took the ho-hum view that any kind of agreement is better than nothing Nobody doubts the ability of the great US-China trade war to generate headlines, move markets and dominate investors’ mood. After an enormous fanfare, though,
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CityFibre on brink of revived £200m TalkTalk deal24h CityFibre on brink of revived £200m TalkTalk deal
A £200m takeover of a division of TalkTalk Telecom Group that was stalled by Labour's pledge to nationalise broadband provision is on the brink of being unveiled.
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UK green economy has shrunk since 201424h UK green economy has shrunk since 2014
Conservative government critics blame Treasury’s dramatic cut in subsidies Britain’s green economy has shrunk since 2014, heightening concerns that the government will miss targets to
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Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Are Skeptical.24h Updated Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Are Skeptical.
Trump administration officials say the “Phase 1” deal signed Wednesday will promote growth. Many economic forecasters are less optimistic.
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Overwhelmed by Medical Bills, and Finding Help on TikTok24h Updated Overwhelmed by Medical Bills, and Finding Help on TikTok
In a video last month, a North Carolina woman shared a tip about battling “stupid charges.” Thousands responded — some in gratitude, others to commiserate over the baffling costs of health care.
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Germany will pay billions to speed up coal-fired power plant shutdowns24h Germany will pay billions to speed up coal-fired power plant shutdowns
In fight against climate crisis, operators will be compensated for early switch-offs Germany will pay its utility companies billions of euros to speed up the shutdown of their coal-fired power plants as part of the country’s efforts to fight climate crisis, the government has said. The agreement reached between federal ministers and representatives of four coalmining states removes a key hurdle in Germany’s plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades.
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Primark sales down after challenging Christmas for UK retail24h Primark sales down after challenging Christmas for UK retail
‘Marginal’ decline at fashion chain’s UK stores as other high street retailers struggle Sales at Primark’s UK stores went backwards at Christmas in a further sign of the toll taken on fashion retailers by grim market conditions over the traditionally lucrative trading period. The no-frills fashion chain suffered a “marginal” decline in underlying sales and said it would only open one store in the UK this year – the lowest number in decades - as it turns its financial firepower overseas to find growth.
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Senate approves revamped North American trade deal26h Senate approves revamped North American trade deal
Trump is expected to sign the United States-Mexico-Canada pact (USMCA) next week One day after signing a new
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FTSE LIVE: Regional sales decline hits Whitbread; Higher revenues boost Primark owner26h Updated FTSE LIVE: Regional sales decline hits Whitbread; Higher revenues boost Primark owner
The FTSE 100 closed down 32.99 points at 7609.81 and the pound was at $1.31 against the dollar.
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Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Don’t Agree.26h Updated Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Don’t Agree.
Trump administration officials say the “Phase 1” deal signed Wednesday will promote growth. Many economic forecasters are less optimistic.
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Cheers! Pub numbers grow for the first time in a decade26h Cheers! Pub numbers grow for the first time in a decade
The pubs sector has served up an unrelenting diet, seemingly, of bad news for most of this century.
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Senate expected to approve revamped North American trade deal26h Senate expected to approve revamped North American trade deal
After vote, United States-Mexico-Canada pact (USMCA) will be sent to Trump’s desk for his signature One day after signing a new
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How Britain got the gambling bug27h How Britain got the gambling bug
The industry takes £14.4bn from UK punters every year
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Ryanair blasts Flybe rescue; Wall Street hits record high – business live27h Updated Ryanair blasts Flybe rescue; Wall Street hits record high – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as experts express concerns over Donald Trump’s Phase One trade deal with China
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Mark Carney appointed climate advisor; Wall Street hits record high – business live28h Updated Mark Carney appointed climate advisor; Wall Street hits record high – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as experts express concerns over Donald Trump’s Phase One trade deal with China
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28h Flybe to switch Newquay-Heathrow flights to Gatwick
The change could anger firms in the South West, who value the international routes Heathrow provides.
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Recession warning for German industry; US-China trade deal doubts – business live29h Updated Recession warning for German industry; US-China trade deal doubts – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as experts express concerns over Donald Trump’s Phase One trade deal with China
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Air Pollution, Evolution, and the Fate of Billions of Humans29h Updated Air Pollution, Evolution, and the Fate of Billions of Humans
It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped our DNA over millions of years.
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Homes with discounts of up to 30% in January 202030h Updated Homes with discounts of up to 30% in January 2020
Huge discounts can be found in expensive homes in London to smaller places in Welsh villages - Rightmove has picked 10 properties with deep discounts.
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U.S.-China Trade Pact, Meant to Heal Rifts, Could Make Them Worse30h Updated U.S.-China Trade Pact, Meant to Heal Rifts, Could Make Them Worse
The new deal leaves untouched the thorniest issues driving the two economic giants apart. Solving them could take years.
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Transgender woman awarded £9,000 in Debenhams settlement30h Transgender woman awarded £9,000 in Debenhams settlement
A transgender woman has been awarded £9,000 after settling a sex discrimination case against Debenhams.
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30h British pub numbers up for first time in a decade
More venues opened in 2019 as more customers opted for food instead of just drinking alcohol.
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YouTube ads of 100 top brands fund climate misinformation – study30h YouTube ads of 100 top brands fund climate misinformation – study
Avaaz says firms are unaware commercials being played alongside misleading videos Some of the biggest companies in the world are funding climate misinformation by advertising on YouTube, according to a study from activist group Avaaz. The group found that more than 100 brands had adverts running on YouTube videos on the site that were actively promoting climate misinformation. The brands, including Samsung, L’Oreal and Decathlon, were unaware that their adverts were being played before and during the videos.
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UK locations where electric car demand boomed in 201930h Updated UK locations where electric car demand boomed in 2019
Official figures show that in 2019 UK registrations for pure electric models rose by 144%. In total, 37,850 new battery-only vehicles were bought last year. These are the areas where demand grew the most.
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Trump Basks in Trade Victory With Corporate Friends31h Updated Trump Basks in Trade Victory With Corporate Friends
A White House signing ceremony turned into a love fest for the mega-rich.
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Return of the local? Number of pubs rises for the first time in a DECADE31h Return of the local? Number of pubs rises for the first time in a DECADE
After years of hostelries going to the wall amid changing social habits, official figures have shown the trend finally coming to an end.
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DealBook: Winners and Losers of the Trade Deal31h DealBook: Winners and Losers of the Trade Deal
President Trump and a top Chinese official signed a long-awaited phase-one trade deal yesterday. Here’s who benefited, and who was left out in the cold.
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Chequered flag waves for F1 executive Bratches 32h Chequered flag waves for F1 executive Bratches
Formula One (F1) motor racing is close to unveiling a shake-up of its commercial leadership that will include the departure of one of its top executives.
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Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete32h Updated Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete
“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.
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The 0% balance transfer cards which charge no fees when moving debt33h Updated The 0% balance transfer cards which charge no fees when moving debt
Those looking to cheaply clear their debts this January could take advantage of 0% balance transfer cards which charge no fees, provided they are happy to pay their balance off quicker.
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Doubts linger over US-China trade deal – business live33h Updated Doubts linger over US-China trade deal – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as experts express concerns over Donald Trump’s Phase One trade deal with China
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33h Squishies squash sales at The Works
A super-soft foam toy had been a sales phenomenon for the discount retailer, but is now being shunned.
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Halfords rides bicycle sales boom33h Halfords rides bicycle sales boom
Deals with Disney and Trunki boost retailer as sales of scooter and e-bikes nearly double Halfords enjoyed a surge in bicycle and scooter sales over the Christmas period boosted by the popularity of new electric models and its partnerships with Disney and Trunki, with a record number of kids’ bikes sold. The UK’s biggest bike retailer said sales of
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How to get a smart exercise bike without paying Peloton-style prices33h Updated How to get a smart exercise bike without paying Peloton-style prices
Smart bikes like the Peloton have taken the fitness industry by a storm, but are expensive. We offer tips to cut the cost of getting riding and fit from home.
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Towns and cities that plan to ban cars or introduce low emission zones33h Updated Towns and cities that plan to ban cars or introduce low emission zones
Some 20 UK towns and cities either have plans in place for low emission zones or vehicle bans, or have already implemented restrictions on vehicle use in their area. Here's what they have proposed.
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Share of low-income households with children struggling with housing costs has risen to over half33h Share of low-income households with children struggling with housing costs has risen to over half
The Resolution Foundation says that consumer debt among poorer households has risen the fastest among any income group, with the proportion rising by nine percentage points.
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33h Asda: Supermarket to trial refill stations
The supermarket will launch a shop where shoppers can fill up their own containers.
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Warning of power blackouts unless UK prepares for electric car future34h Warning of power blackouts unless UK prepares for electric car future
The UK's electricity network needs urgent investment to prepare for an electric vehicle future or risk blackouts, a report for the government has warned.
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My ex is offering me a fifth of his pension in the divorce - is that fair?34h Updated My ex is offering me a fifth of his pension in the divorce - is that fair?
If I accept my husband's offer I would have less than half of the income that he is receiving, along with a five-year wait for my state pension. Lawyer Fiona Wood, pictured left, replies.
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The most hazardous day on the road for drivers revealed34h Updated The most hazardous day on the road for drivers revealed
The warning comes following new analysis by Privilege Car Insurance showing that UK drivers have had an average of 10,075 collisions on this very date, every year over the past six years.
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Which mortgage lenders let you use your bonuses to secure a loan?35h Which mortgage lenders let you use your bonuses to secure a loan?
Numbers crunched by mortgage broker Private Finance reveal that picking a 'bonus-friendly' mortgage lender could add a significant chunk onto the amount some workers could borrow.
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Homes with the biggest discounts of up to 30% in January 202035h Homes with the biggest discounts of up to 30% in January 2020
Huge discounts can be found in expensive homes in London to smaller places in Welsh villages - Rightmove has picked 10 properties with deep discounts.
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Primark suffers fall in UK sales despite solid Christmas36h Primark suffers fall in UK sales despite solid Christmas
Primark has reported a "marginal decline" in comparable UK sales during the trading period covering Christmas.
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At last, zero tolerance of parking penalties issued for a typo36h At last, zero tolerance of parking penalties issued for a typo
The O or 0 mistake can cost three-figure sums but the error has been ruled out of orderLegion are the letters from drivers charged three-figure sums by private parking companies for a single typo. Most have made the easy mistake of confusing an O for an identically formatted zero when keying their car registration into payment machines. There’s some long-overdue relief. The independent appeals service, POPLA, can now oblige parking firms to cancel charge notices based on minor typing errors. It is part of an overhaul of The British Parking Association’s code of practice. Under the new rules drivers must be allowed up to 10 minutes to find a space and pay for a ticket, and five minutes to exit a car park without charge if they don’t like the terms and conditions.
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36h Updated The Second Biggest Diamond in History Has a New Owner
Louis Vuitton has won all 1,758 carats of the Sewelo diamond.
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Can the UK dodge an interest rate cut in 2020?37h Can the UK dodge an interest rate cut in 2020?
Those hoping that we might celebrate the start of a new decade with the base rate above 1 per cent for the first time in 11 years, look likely to have their hopes dashed at the moment.
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Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause37h Updated Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause
An initial pact, cooling tensions in an election year, follows months of escalating tariffs and a trade war that seemed as if it would never end.
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Dance Theater of Harlem Awarded Its Biggest Gift Yet37h Dance Theater of Harlem Awarded Its Biggest Gift Yet
The $4 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will be used to bring on more dancers and grow the support staff.
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