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 Upshoot on how to make money from doing up your property 31m Upshoot on how to make money from doing up your property
TV shows such as George Clarke’s The Restoration Man give the impression that restoring a wreck is more a labour of love than savvy investment.
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Boeing, Flying High, Stays the Course on Job Cuts38m Boeing, Flying High, Stays the Course on Job Cuts
Boeing Co. presses forward with efficiency push, cutting 6,000 staff or 4% of its workforce in the first half of 2017, its fastest pace in a decade, as its stock hits new records.
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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Meal Kits, Lyft and ‘Despacito’1h 36m Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Meal Kits, Lyft and ‘Despacito’
Should every company create its own self-driving program? Mike and Farhad debate.
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TransferWise eyes £1bn value as float looms1h 37m TransferWise eyes £1bn value as float looms
The British payments start-up TransferWise has kicked off talks about a new fundraising that will see its valuation soar past £1bn for the first time.
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 London Southend uses mobile data to reveal busiest routes 2h Updated London Southend uses mobile data to reveal busiest routes
London Southend Airport in Essex is using mobile phone technology to monitor where locals are flying as it embarks on an ambitious strategy to reach 2.5m customers by 2018.
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Canadian Wildfires Choke Lumber Supply to U.S. Home Builders3h Canadian Wildfires Choke Lumber Supply to U.S. Home Builders
Wildfires in Canada are making lumber harder to find for U.S. home builders.
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First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling3h First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling
The transport secretary is "absolutely" committed to scrapping first class seats on commuter routes.
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 RAY MASSEY: Range Rover’s new Velar 4x4 is finally here 5h Updated RAY MASSEY: Range Rover’s new Velar 4x4 is finally here
The Solihull-built newcomer is a fourth member of the growing Range Rover family, slotting between the smaller £40,000 Evoque and larger £80,000 Sport.
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One Family, Many Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump5h One Family, Many Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump
Ben Horowitz is helping define the modern tech age. His father shaped the ’60s radical left — before taking a hard right turn. Family chats get interesting.
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In China, Silicon Valley Giants Confront New Walls5h In China, Silicon Valley Giants Confront New Walls
The recent struggles of Apple, LinkedIn and Facebook show why the number of tech companies willing to have a try in China is dwindling.
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 How to invest to beat inflation and low savings rates 6h How to invest to beat inflation and low savings rates
If you have the short-term emergency savings that you need, funds held for the long-term can be put to more productive work and earn a higher return. The Investing Show looks at how.
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SodaStream gets busy with the fizzy … again6h SodaStream gets busy with the fizzy … again
Popular gadget of 70s and 80s bubbles up again, remarketing itself as the greener alternative to fizzy drinks’ copious cans and bottles For anyone growing up in the 70s and 80s having a SodaStream was the kitchen sink equivalent of a magic show with the gadget up there with Swap Shop and E.T. as a pop culture reference for the era. At that time the coveted “fizzy-drinks maker” was proudly displayed on 40% of British kitchen counters, attracting the kind of awed attention that a
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Greed is no longer good – bond boom comes to an end7h Greed is no longer good – bond boom comes to an end
Profits at Goldman Sachs fall 40% with other investment banks badly hit as calm returns to the markets City bond traders have put the champagne on ice. They had a good run. For some it lasted almost a year. But it’s over now and the “new normal” of low trading volumes and weak profits is reasserting itself. On Wall Street, Goldman Sachs took the biggest hit. This week the firm reported profits had plunged 40% in the second quarter on its bond, currency and commodities trading desks.
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Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide8h Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide
Not grabbed your euros or sorted out travel insurance? Yet to book airport parking? And what about which card to use? Check out our guide – but please do it in advance next year, you’ll save much more!Probably the worst currency deal is at Forexchange in Cardiff airport. Let’s say you want to head off with at least £100 of euros to cover your first few days in Spain. When Guardian Money checked the walk-up rate yesterday it would give us just €88.30 – a far cry from the “market” rate which is around €1.11 to £1. In other words, you’d be losing as much as 20%.
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Your state pension in Dorset: £124,000. In Glasgow? £38,0008h Your state pension in Dorset: £124,000. In Glasgow? £38,000
The UK’s ‘one size fits all’ pension is too simplistic, ignoring regional differences and life expectancyThe prosperous countryside of east Dorset is home to
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Moss Bros outfit delivery isn’t its strong suit8h Moss Bros outfit delivery isn’t its strong suit
The firm failed to deliver on time, but denies any issue with its customer service The gentleman’s outfitters Moss Bros invites bridegrooms to “start [their] forever looking [their] sharpest ever”. For some of its customers, however, the only sharpness is the pain when their hired suits fail to turn up in time. Londoner Barry Koolen was supposed to be celebrating with friends on the night before his wedding. Instead, he was battling crowds in a shopping centre to buy an emergency outfit for the big day. With 18 hours to go until the service, Moss Bros’s hire division had failed to deliver two of the Ted Baker suits he had ordered for himself and three groomsmen. “I thought I had got organised super-early when we were fitted two months before the wedding day,” he says. “But two days beforehand when I was due to collect them, I was told the branch was closed and the suits would have to be couriered to me that afternoon.”
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Don’t bin it … how we served the UK’s first ‘food waste wedding’ feast8h Don’t bin it … how we served the UK’s first ‘food waste wedding’ feast
Chicken and fruit rejected by retailers were used in style when Charlotte and Nick Baker got marriedWhen Charlotte and Nick Baker were planning their wedding in Cumbria last month, they wanted a highly personal celebration that reflected their deeply held principles about minimising  waste. Unusually, that included asking a food waste charity to feed their 135 guests a three-course meal created entirely from food that would otherwise have been thrown away. “I didn’t even know until the day before what we were going to eat,” says Charlotte, 30, a urology registrar who lives with her GP husband in Inverness. “Then I was told that a load of frozen chicken had turned up, along with trayfuls of soft fruit rejected by supermarkets.” The chicken breasts still had three to four days left on their best before date, but the wholesaler had been unable to shift them. At the Baker’s feast it was cooked with white wine and mushrooms as a main course – alongside vegetarian chilli and rice – while the berries were transformed into fruit salad and topped with clotted cream. Whole trays of berries were heading for the bin because a couple of punnets had the odd squashed or slightly mouldy fruit. The starter was platters of cheeses and cold meats.
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Student Loans Company quadrupled my interest rate – just for taking a short trip8h Student Loans Company quadrupled my interest rate – just for taking a short trip
Oxford graduate Jenny Richards is among thousands being punished with additional rate riseGraduates who fall foul of the Student Loans Company face paying back thousands of pounds more after it emerged the firm has the right to penalise students with extra interest for simply taking a three-month trip. Guardian Money has been contacted by one Oxford graduate who says she has faced a nightmare dealing with the SLC after it raised the interest on her £42,000 loan from 0.9% to 3.9% for failing to keep to its rules. She is just one of 33,000 graduates caught up in the SLC’s controversial non-compliance penalties, which can be triggered by a person leaving the UK for 12 weeks without telling the firm.
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Private equity houses offer £3bn for payments processor Paysafe8h Updated Private equity houses offer £3bn for payments processor Paysafe
Blackstone and CVC hope to gain access to fast-growing sector with bid for FTSE 250 company based on Isle of Man The scramble to capitalise on the growing trend to shop online is continuing after the payments processor Paysafe received a near-£3bn bid from a private equity consortium eager to gain access to the fast-growing sector. Shares in Paysafe shot to record highs
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Cellphone Bills in India Inch Closer to Zero9h Cellphone Bills in India Inch Closer to Zero
India’s richest man said his cellular company has developed an inexpensive, web-enabled mobile phone for the masses, a move that could force some of the world’s leading phone makers to slash prices to stay competitive.
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NASA Finds Ways to Prevent Battery Fires11h NASA Finds Ways to Prevent Battery Fires
NASA research to prevent catastrophic fires on vehicles in orbit soon is expected to make personal robots, audio gear and other electronics safer on the ground.
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Siemens Cuts Russia Presence After Turbines End Up in Crimea11h Updated Siemens Cuts Russia Presence After Turbines End Up in Crimea
Siemens announced measures to reduce its presence in Russia, including its exit from joint venture Interautomatika, after four gas turbines delivered by one of the German company’s Russian partners for a power plant project turned up in Russian-occupied Crimea, possibly violating European Union sanctions.
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GE Leaves Investors in Limbo11h Updated GE Leaves Investors in Limbo
GE told investors that profits are under pressure and they would have to wait several months for a better sense of its business, sending shares tumbling.
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Common Sense: Tax Reform, Reagan Style, May Be a Tougher Fit for Trump13h Updated Common Sense: Tax Reform, Reagan Style, May Be a Tougher Fit for Trump
Some elements of the 1986 success are absent, like the number of remaining loopholes, and this president has a personal interest in those that remain.
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 Families left stranded after £10,000 villas did not exist 13h Families left stranded after £10,000 villas did not exist
Ann Sizer, her family and friends thought they had booked a luxurious villa in Tenerife for £6,000 with Luxury Canarian Rentals but were devastated when they found out it was a scam.
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Stakes for Exxon in Sanctions Case Go Far Beyond a $2 Million Fine14h Updated Stakes for Exxon in Sanctions Case Go Far Beyond a $2 Million Fine
The oil company, punished for violating sanctions against Russia, is fighting a wider threat to its reputation and the possibility of other sanctions to come.
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14h Updated Hero, Villain, TV Sensation: Spicer’s Fame Spread Beyond the Beltway
So what happens when the protagonist gets written off?
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U.S. Moves to Drop Charges Against Ex-Traders in ‘London Whale’ Case14h U.S. Moves to Drop Charges Against Ex-Traders in ‘London Whale’ Case
The plan to dismiss the case against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout was another blow to the legacy of Preet Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan.
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 Jet2 airline charges you to bring on hand luggage 15h Jet2 airline charges you to bring on hand luggage
Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go in the hold and prices start at £2.59 per person per bag each way, so a couple would add at least another £10 to their fare.
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Ford and Mazda Hope to Be Removed From Latest Airbag Recall15h Ford and Mazda Hope to Be Removed From Latest Airbag Recall
The automakers said no data showed that the airbags in their models included on Takata’s most recent recall list needed to be replaced.
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Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows15h Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows
Ms. Trump’s first ethics disclosure shows that she and her husband, Jared Kushner, benefit from an active business empire, an arrangement that poses potential conflicts of interest.
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Wells Fargo Accidentally Releases Trove of Data on Wealthy Clients15h Wells Fargo Accidentally Releases Trove of Data on Wealthy Clients
A plaintiff suing an employee of Wells Fargo Advisors was sent a CD containing thousands of sensitive client records — which came from a lawyer for the bank.
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Boots apologises over morning-after pill pricing row15h Boots apologises over morning-after pill pricing row
Retailer to seek cheaper alternatives after intervention by female Labour MPs and calls for a boycott Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and said it is looking for cheaper alternatives. The announcement, late on Friday night, came after news that the women’s parliamentary Labour party (PLP) had written to the store’s chief pharmacist to express “deep concern” about the company’s refusal to reduce the price of emergency contraception, and as
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Comic book success15h Comic book success
How Comic-Con has become an annual festival of costumes and comic books - and a multi-million dollar industry.
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Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer Is Found Dead15h Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer Is Found Dead
The writer, Joseph Rago, 34, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his editorials challenging President Barack Obama’s health care law. Foul play is not suspected.
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 Ebay pounded as it fails in bid to take on Amazon 15h Updated Ebay pounded as it fails in bid to take on Amazon
Shares in the online auctioneer fell by as much as 7 per cent after markets closed, with the firm revealing that income fell to $493m in the second quarter of the year from $496m a year ago.
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Paid Petsitting in Homes Is Illegal in New York. That’s News to Some Sitters.15h Paid Petsitting in Homes Is Illegal in New York. That’s News to Some Sitters.
The arrival of dogsitting apps like Rover and Wag has led the city to dust off a rule against caring for pets for pay in homes.
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UK court blocks £14bn class action case against MasterCard15h UK court blocks £14bn class action case against MasterCard
Fledgling competition tribunal refuses to allow claim relating to 16 years of alleged overcharging to proceed A £14bn class action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16-year period was blocked by a British court on Friday. The competition appeal tribunal (CAT), a newly empowered court that oversees Britain’s fledgling class action regime, ruled that it would not grant the necessary collective proceedings order for the case to continue to trial.
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On Reddit, Intimate Glimpses of Addicts in Thrall to Opioids16h Updated On Reddit, Intimate Glimpses of Addicts in Thrall to Opioids
Dispatches left on a now-banned forum show the role one of the world’s largest online communities played in facilitating access to drugs tied to a mounting toll.
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Scaramucci Has a Showman’s Knack for Self-Promotion Rivaling Trump’s16h Updated Scaramucci Has a Showman’s Knack for Self-Promotion Rivaling Trump’s
In choosing Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, President Trump has picked a hedge fund impresario happy to highlight his own success.
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 Swatch ticks back into growth as it fights Apple 17h Swatch ticks back into growth as it fights Apple
The world’s biggest watchmaker saw sales of its watches and jewellery grow 2.9 per cent over the latest half year, with income for the Swiss group up 6.8 per cent to £227m.
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 Champagne sorbet looks to have landed Aldi with a hangover 17h Champagne sorbet looks to have landed Aldi with a hangover
The German discounter has incurred the wrath of France’s champagne region for taking the name of champagne in vain. It landed the group in a legal dispute that looks to be coming to a head.
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 ALEX BRUMMER: Government could start offloading RBS shares 17h ALEX BRUMMER: Government could start offloading RBS shares
The reality is that RBS is all but out of the danger zone. It is the bank in Britain with the greatest number of business clients and has an expanding consumer franchise.
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 Lloyds pays £10m paid over HBOS fraud case 17h Lloyds pays £10m paid over HBOS fraud case
Thirty customers – nearly half of all those affected by the scandal – have either received a compensation offer or are in the ‘detailed stages’ of assessment and will receive an offer shortly, the lender said.
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 Airport snoops on the mobile phones of travellers 17h Airport snoops on the mobile phones of travellers
London Southend Airport in Essex is using mobile phone technology to monitor where locals are flying as it embarks on an ambitious strategy to reach 2.5m customers by 2018.
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 MARKET REPORT: Political row hammers Acacia for £200m 17h MARKET REPORT: Political row hammers Acacia for £200m
As a result of Tanzania’s ban on exporting gold concentrate, Acacia said it is now targeting the lower end of gold production for the year in its half year results.
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White House to Tackle Manufacturing Gaps It Says Weaken U.S. Security18h Updated White House to Tackle Manufacturing Gaps It Says Weaken U.S. Security
The Trump administration is asking the Defense Department and other agencies to assess industry’s ability to fill U.S. defense needs.
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18h Wall Street Dips as GE, Energy Shares Weigh
U.S. stocks ticked lower on Friday as weak earnings from industrial giant General Electric weighed, while tech shares retreated from record highs and energy tracked the price of oil lower.
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18h Updated After Colorful Run, the Spicer Show Gets Canceled
Sean Spicer’s tenure as White House press secretary gave him national prominence beyond the normal reach of the job.
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Big Tobacco Finds Surprise Allies in Smokeless Push18h Updated Big Tobacco Finds Surprise Allies in Smokeless Push
Tobacco companies want U.S. regulators to bless smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to smoking, as cigarette consumption falls. In its campaign, Big Tobacco has unusual supporters: some public-health advocates.
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Wal-Mart, Amazon Rivalry Spreads to Forklifts19h Updated Wal-Mart, Amazon Rivalry Spreads to Forklifts
Wal-Mart has agreed to invest in Plug Power Inc. and buy more of its fuel-cell-powered machines, a move that mirrors a deal struck by Amazon earlier this year.
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Blackstone takes reins at £600m events group19h Blackstone takes reins at £600m events group
The exhibitions group which stages the Olympia Horse Show and World Counter-Terror Congress will be sold next week to one of the world's biggest buyout firms for nearly £600m.
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Fair Game: Hard Questions for a Company at the Center of the Opioid Crisis19h Fair Game: Hard Questions for a Company at the Center of the Opioid Crisis
McKesson, the nation’s largest drug distributor, will be grilled about executive pay and controlled substances at its annual meeting on Wednesday.
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 Iain Duncan Smith backs landlords and calls for tax review 19h Updated Iain Duncan Smith backs landlords and calls for tax review
Writing in Conservative Home Iain Duncan Smith launched a stinging attack on the government's lack of thinking behind housing policy.
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Britons travelling to Europe offered just 88 euro cents to the pound20h Britons travelling to Europe offered just 88 euro cents to the pound
On the UK’s big summer holiday getaway weekend, airports have offered very poor rates for sterling after difficult week on foreign exchange markets British holidaymakers heading to Europe for this weekend’s big getaway are being offered what may be the worst ever foreign exchange rates at British airports – in one case, just 88 euro cents for every pound they hand over.
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Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary20h Updated Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary
Mr. Spicer quit after telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
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Banks and companies plan expansion in Frankfurt after Brexit20h Banks and companies plan expansion in Frankfurt after Brexit
US investment bank Morgan Stanley is latest to choose city as it vies to become EU’s principle financial centre and win back jobs lost in banking crisis Several hundred banks and companies have contacted German authorities about expanding in Frankfurt, as the city vies to become the EU’s principle financial centre after Brexit. Lucia Puttrich, Europe minister in the government of the state of Hesse, told the Guardian she had been in talks with several banks about expanding their presence in
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Budget deficit leaps as Brexit-fuelled inflation troubles Hammond21h Budget deficit leaps as Brexit-fuelled inflation troubles Hammond
Government borrowing rises by more than expected to £6.9bn in June – almost 50% higher than in the same month last year The government was forced to borrow more than expected in June after a jump in the UK’s budget deficit to £6.9bn – almost 50% higher than the same month last year. The sharp rise followed a spike in the cost of financing the UK’s debt, a drop in corporation tax receipts and a larger than forecast contribution to the EU in June.
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Musk Tweet Teases a New York-to-D.C. Hyperloop21h Updated Musk Tweet Teases a New York-to-D.C. Hyperloop
Known for his teasing tweets and ever-expanding list of high-tech ambitions, Elon Musk set observers abuzz again with a vague claim he received “verbal” approval for a high-speed, tunnel-based travel system along one of the busiest corridors in the U.S.
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U.S. and Exxon Spar Over Russia Sanctions Violation21h Updated U.S. and Exxon Spar Over Russia Sanctions Violation
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil Corp. for what it called a “reckless disregard” of U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant’s chief executive, a finding the company immediately said it would challenge.
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The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters21h The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters
Readers discuss Philip Hammond’s claim that public sector pensions are generous and the decision to bring forward the raising of the state pension ageThe chancellor of the exchequer recently pointed out that public sector pay was superior to private sector pay because of the occupational pension accruing to long-time public sector workers (
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21h Blackstone and CVC Bid for British Payments Processor Paysafe
As more people shop online, large businesses and financial companies are looking at buying the companies that process payments.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares slide but Vodafone posts gain 21h Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London shares slide but Vodafone posts gain
The FTSE 100 closed down 34.96 points at 7452.91 as a bout of nerves on European markets spread across the Channel.
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Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction22h Updated Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction
Palm oil plantations on illegally deforested land in Sumatra – home to elephants, orangutans and tigers – have allegedly been used to supply scores of household brands, says new report Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract of rainforest shared by elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and tigers together in one ecosystem. Plantations built on deforested land have allegedly been used to supply palm oil to scores of household brands that also include McDonald’s, Mars, Kellogg’s and Procter & Gamble, according to a new report.
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MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails22h Updated MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails
The price comparison website sent seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving messages.
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Bank of America Chooses Dublin as Post-‘Brexit’ European Hub22h Bank of America Chooses Dublin as Post-‘Brexit’ European Hub
The U.S. firm is the latest lender to announce plans for continuing to serve European clients after Britain leaves the European Union.
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Paysafe shares jump on bid approach22h Updated Paysafe shares jump on bid approach
The FTSE 100 loses ground but Paysafe shares leap on news of a £2.9bn takeover offer.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares tread water 22h Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares tread water
Overnight US equity markets finished mixed, as only the tech-focused Nasdaq built upon Wednesday's record closing high.
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Bank of America to move some UK jobs to Dublin post-Brexit22h Bank of America to move some UK jobs to Dublin post-Brexit
Bank is latest high-profile City firm to set out its post-Brexit plans amid calls for UK to seal transition deal with EU Bank of America has become the latest high-profile City firm to reveal its post-Brexit EU hub, selecting Dublin as the location for some of its activities, amid fresh calls for the UK to clinch a transitional deal before it leaves the 28-nation bloc in 2019. The American bank, which employs 6,500 people in the UK, already has 700 staff in the Irish capital and now looks likely to relocate more employees to Dublin as Brexit approaches.
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G.E. Results Show Next Chief’s Challenges at Revamped Company22h G.E. Results Show Next Chief’s Challenges at Revamped Company
John Flannery, who will take over in August, said he would thoroughly review each of the company’s businesses.
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Let’s move to Canvey Island, Essex: ‘Britain’s Mississippi delta’23h Let’s move to Canvey Island, Essex: ‘Britain’s Mississippi delta’
A weird, intoxicating jumble of creeks, oil jetties, bungalows and blues music W
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23h Tech Tip: Preparing for the Jump to a New Operating System
If you have decided to switch from PC to Mac (or vice versa), Apple, Microsoft and other software makers can make the transfer process easier than you might think.
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23h Wall St. Retreats From Record Levels as GE Disappoints
U.S. stock indexes were lower in late morning trading and pulled back from record levels as weak earnings from industrial heavyweight General Electric weighed.
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Bank of America picks Dublin for EU hub23h Bank of America picks Dublin for EU hub
It becomes the first US bank to confirm the Irish capital as its preferred site for post-Brexit operations.
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Hammond held secret Brexit talks with Goldman23h Hammond held secret Brexit talks with Goldman
Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, has offered private reassurance‎s to one of Wall Street's most powerful investment banks that he is pushing for a lengthy transition deal to help the City prepare for Brexit.
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Lyft to Develop Self-Driving Car Technology in New Silicon Valley Facility23h Lyft to Develop Self-Driving Car Technology in New Silicon Valley Facility
The ride-hailing company is opening a research center in Palo Alto, Calif., and plans to collaborate with automakers and tech companies.
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 Paysafe targeted by private equity firms 23h Updated Paysafe targeted by private equity firms
In a stock market announcement Paysafe said it had received a ‘preliminary, conditional proposal’ following on from an initial informal approach in May.
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 Nationwide travel insurance bans cyclists without helmets 23h Updated Nationwide travel insurance bans cyclists without helmets
Nationwide has sparked a travel insurance row after changing its policy to mean that those riding bikes while on holiday will only be covered if they wear a helmet.
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 Ofgem says energy providers must justify price hikes 23h Ofgem says energy providers must justify price hikes
Ofgem calculated the fall through its latest supplier cost index (SCI), which measures wholesale prices, network costs and the charges to suppliers from Government programmes.
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 Broadband roundup: The best and cheapest deals 23h Updated Broadband roundup: The best and cheapest deals
Switching your broadband deal could cut down your monthly outgoings dramatically with deals available costing less than £20.
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GE Cuts Costs But Shares Tumble on Weak Profit Outlook23h Updated GE Cuts Costs But Shares Tumble on Weak Profit Outlook
General Electric improved its cash flow and ramped up cost cutting efforts—two areas of investor focus—in Chief Executive Jeff Immelt’s last quarter at the helm.
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Boots under fire over cost of contraceptive23h Boots under fire over cost of contraceptive
Boots has been criticised for refusing to cut the cost of the 'morning after' emergency contraceptive pills.
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GE Cuts Costs but in Shares Tumble on Weak Profit Outlook24h GE Cuts Costs but in Shares Tumble on Weak Profit Outlook
General Electric improved its cash flow and ramped up cost cutting efforts—two areas of investor focus—in Chief Executive Jeff Immelt’s last quarter at the helm.
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The Shift: As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up24h The Shift: As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up
Congress is taking its first steps to regulate autonomous vehicles, as the technology moves closer to fruition.
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Tribunal blocks £14bn Mastercard lawsuit24h Tribunal blocks £14bn Mastercard lawsuit
A legal bid to secure compensation for up to 46 million people has been blocked by a judicial body.
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Happy travelling24h Happy travelling
The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".
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Labour MPs tell Boots of concern over emergency contraception cost25h Labour MPs tell Boots of concern over emergency contraception cost
Women’s PLP writes to Boots about company’s refusal to cut price of morning-after pill as calls for boycott grow The women’s parliamentary Labour party has written to Boots UK’s chief pharmacist to express “deep concern” at the company’s refusal to reduce the price of emergency contraception, as calls for a boycott continued to grow. On Thursday, Boots said it would not lower the cost of the morning-after pill despite a campaign from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), a leading provider of abortion care, with its chief pharmacist, Marc Donovan, stating that the company did not want to be accused of “incentivising inappropriate use”.
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 Is early pension release a scam? Steve Webb sounds alarm 25h Is early pension release a scam? Steve Webb sounds alarm
I am 49. Having fallen on hard times, I enquired about transferring my £40,000ish pension. I have been warned most of these early pension release firms are scams, but are they?
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Street Scene: Silence Equals Complicity in Workplace Sexism25h Street Scene: Silence Equals Complicity in Workplace Sexism
As Arianna Huffington showed at Uber, more need to speak up to change a sexist culture, like the one in the Oval Office now.
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Audi to Modify Up to 850,000 Diesel Vehicles as Carmakers Face Backlash25h Audi to Modify Up to 850,000 Diesel Vehicles as Carmakers Face Backlash
The German automaker, along with its rivals Daimler and BMW, is trying to fend off inquiries related to the emissions scandal.
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General Electric Makes Progress on Cost-Cutting25h Updated General Electric Makes Progress on Cost-Cutting
General Electric improved its cash flow and ramped up cost cutting efforts—two areas of investor focus—in Chief Executive Jeff Immelt’s last quarter at the helm.
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Proposals Coming to Improve Electronic Money Transfers25h Proposals Coming to Improve Electronic Money Transfers
A Federal Reserve-sponsored task force is preparing to unveil proposals by financial institutions, payments providers, trade groups and others to improve the decades-old U.S. systems for moving money electronically.
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Siemens Stops Turbine Sales to Russia in Sanctions Dispute25h Updated Siemens Stops Turbine Sales to Russia in Sanctions Dispute
The German company has accused a Russian customer of moving power generation machinery to the disputed territory of Crimea against its wishes.
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 Nationwide to use its millions to start new homes boom 25h Updated Nationwide to use its millions to start new homes boom
Nationwide is considering a radical overhaul of its traditional savings and loans business to put more people on the property ladder.
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Lloyds under fire over HBOS fraud compensation25h Lloyds under fire over HBOS fraud compensation
Lloyds Banking Group is close to offering compensation to 30 customers - but MPs criticise the bank.
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Bridgepoint builds £600m new home for Miller25h Bridgepoint builds £600m new home for Miller
Miller Homes, one of the housebuilders taken over by its lenders during the financial crisis, is closing in on a sale valuing it at more than £600m.
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Wealth Matters: From Massages to ‘Pawicures,’ These Resorts Have It All for Pets25h Wealth Matters: From Massages to ‘Pawicures,’ These Resorts Have It All for Pets
Some people who take luxury vacations feel the need to give equal treatment to their dogs and cats, who now have resorts of their own.
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Budget deficit leaps as Brexit-fuelled inflation gives Hammond a headache27h Budget deficit leaps as Brexit-fuelled inflation gives Hammond a headache
Government borrowing rises by more than expected to £6.9bn in June – almost 50% higher than in the same month last year The UK borrowed more than expected in June, with the country’s budget deficit rising to £6.9bn – almost 50% higher than the same month last year. Higher inflation following sterling’s slump after the Brexit vote forced the government to spend more on financing its debt mountain. Other factors included lower GDP growth in the first quarter, a fall in corporation tax receipts and a bigger than expected contribution to the EU budget in June. Analysts said the deficit could now exceed forecasts over the rest of the financial year.
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Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars27h Updated Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars
The VW subsidiary offers a free upgrade which it says will counteract possible bans on diesel cars.
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Gove calls for plastic bottle deposit scheme27h Gove calls for plastic bottle deposit scheme
Environment Secretary Michael Gove says he would like the Government to introduce a plastic bottle deposit scheme "as soon as possible".
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UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies27h Updated UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies
Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on Friday.
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UK budget deficit leaps as inflation pushes up debt costs27h Updated UK budget deficit leaps as inflation pushes up debt costs
Government borrowing rises by more than expected to £6.9bn in June – almost 50% higher than in the same month last year The UK borrowed more than expected in June, with the country’s budget deficit rising to £6.9bn – almost 50% higher than the same month last year. Higher inflation forced the government to spend more on financing its debt mountain; other factors included lower GDP growth in the first quarter, a fall in corporation tax receipts and a bigger than expected contribution to the EU budget in June. Analysts said the deficit could now exceed forecasts over the rest of the financial year.
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 Citizens Advice boss slams banking chiefs 28h Citizens Advice boss slams banking chiefs
Citizens Advice chief Gillian Guy has slammed Britain's retail bank bosses, claiming they must stop moaning about losing public trust which she says they never had.
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Girl, 5, fined £150 for lemonade stand28h Girl, 5, fined £150 for lemonade stand
The young girl burst into tears after Tower Hamlets Council fined her for selling 50p drinks to festival goers.
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Diversity is not important to the white men in power28h Diversity is not important to the white men in power
The BBC pay gap and comments by the frontrunner to head the CBI suggest male leaders are out to protect their interests The realist in me says that diversity is not important to the men at the top of the food chain. It is ingrained in them to maintain their position and protect their interests. Sure, you hear the odd few say “but I want my daughter to have opportunities” and “it’s important to represent our customers” but these are merely pleasantries. As a species, the white educated man is out to survive and survival relies on staying on top.
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 MARKET REPORT: Profits at Vimto-owner Nichols soar 28h Updated MARKET REPORT: Profits at Vimto-owner Nichols soar
In its results for the first half of the year, Nichols saw year-on-year revenues increase by 12.4 per cent to £63.5m while profits jumped 7.1 per cent to £12.7m.
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UK government borrowing rises in June28h UK government borrowing rises in June
The government's budget deficit grew by more than expected after inflation pushed up its interest bill.
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UK public finances worse than expected as deficit jumps in June - business live28h Updated UK public finances worse than expected as deficit jumps in June - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, including coverage of the latest UK public finances
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Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture28h Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture
The German giant claims a Russian business broke sanctions by shipping its turbines to Crimea.
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 Vodafone sales slip as its Indian business is left reeling 28h Updated Vodafone sales slip as its Indian business is left reeling
Telecoms giant Vodafone suffered a 3.3% drop in sales across the group as its Indian business came under increased pressure on pricing from rivals.
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Economic View: When the (Empty) Apartment Next Door Is Owned by an Oligarch29h Economic View: When the (Empty) Apartment Next Door Is Owned by an Oligarch
Foreign money is flowing into neighborhoods in North America. But what does that mean for the neighbors?
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Government borrowing rises in June29h Updated Government borrowing rises in June
The government's budget deficit grew by more than expected after inflation pushed up its interest bill.
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 Diamond miner De Beers reports surging production 29h Updated Diamond miner De Beers reports surging production
The company produced 8.7m carats over the latest quarter, 36 per cent more than the same period last year. But sales prices have dropped by 12 per cent to around £120 per carat.
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 US department store Sears seals deal with Amazon 29h Updated US department store Sears seals deal with Amazon
Customers will be able to turn on their Kenmore brand appliances using the Amazon gadget – a speaker which can carry out instructions when someone talks to it.
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UK property transactions fall for third month in a row29h UK property transactions fall for third month in a row
There were 96,910 property sales in June, the lowest figure since last Autumn.
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Unaccompanied child taken off overbooked easyJet flight at Gatwick29h Unaccompanied child taken off overbooked easyJet flight at Gatwick
Airline begins investigation after 15-year-old was removed from plane to Toulouse and left alone at departure gate EasyJet has begun an investigation after an unaccompanied child was removed from an overbooked flight from London Gatwick.
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A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard29h A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard
Mallinckrodt’s spending on political donations and lobbying comes as the drug industry as a whole beefs up its Capitol Hill presence.
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Your Money: The Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid29h Your Money: The Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid
People who make themselves indigent to qualify for Medicaid are sometimes criticized. But consider the nuances of the situation, and other alternatives.
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Government borrowing up to £6.9bn in June29h Government borrowing up to £6.9bn in June
The government's budget deficit grew by more than expected after inflation pushed up its interest bill.
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 The new cars where a diesel is cheaper to buy than petrol 29h Updated The new cars where a diesel is cheaper to buy than petrol
With surcharges soon to be enforced and more set to come to discourage people from using them in built-up areas, diesel cars have fallen from grace with buyers, with sales plummeting recently.
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 The top freebies you can get from your mobile network 29h The top freebies you can get from your mobile network
Many major mobile networks now offer tempting freebies to new and existing customers including free Spotify or Sky Sports access. We've rounded up the best of the bunch.
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Govt borrowing jumps 43% to nearly £7bn29h Govt borrowing jumps 43% to nearly £7bn
Government borrowing jumped by far more than forecast last month as the Treasury battles the impact of higher inflation on the public finances.
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Euro hits two-year high as City awaits UK public finances – business live30h Updated Euro hits two-year high as City awaits UK public finances – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, including coverage of the latest UK public finances
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 Act now to avoid a £400 energy bill shock 30h Updated Act now to avoid a £400 energy bill shock
Annual energy bills for thousands of customers will rise by an average of £274 at the end of July as 14 popular tariffs expire..
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N Korea economy grows at fastest rate in 17 years30h N Korea economy grows at fastest rate in 17 years
The mining and energy sectors helped push the growth rate to 3.9% - its strongest level in 17 years.
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Plane crazy: Record 8,800 flights in UK skies today30h Plane crazy: Record 8,800 flights in UK skies today
Today is expected to be the busiest day in history for Britain's skies - with 8,800 planes to be handled by air traffic controllers over the next 24 hours.
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 Ten of the best family cars of 2017 31h Ten of the best family cars of 2017
Are you looking for a family car but aren't tempted by the sometimes expensive and bulky new breed of SUVs? We've picked 10 that should be right up your street - with some you won't expect.
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 Pension could double returns on buy-to-let over 20 years 31h Pension could double returns on buy-to-let over 20 years
Research claims investing £59,700 into a mortgaged buy-to-let property could grow by 237% over 20 years, while a 40% tax payer could see 435% if they invested the sum in a pension.
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 Ten tips for buy-to-let 31h Updated Ten tips for buy-to-let
For many buy-to-let looks an attractive income investment in a time of low rates and stock market volatility. Read our top ten buy-to-let tips
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Lloyds compensates only five victims of HBOS fraud scandal31h Lloyds compensates only five victims of HBOS fraud scandal
Some of 67 business owners left penniless by Reading scam threaten legal action as bank fails to meet deadline for offers
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Big-budget films receive increase in tax relief to almost £600m31h Updated Big-budget films receive increase in tax relief to almost £600m
Treasury also paid £150m to TV shows that pass ‘cultural test’ to qualify as British in scheme to encourage creative enterprises The government paid out almost £600m in tax relief last year to the makers of blockbusters including
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The electric trams shuttling car parts and groceries around European cities32h The electric trams shuttling car parts and groceries around European cities
French and German cities using trams to move products show how to cut congestion while making a profit from the network Having achieved ubiquity in almost every urban centre in Britain by the end of Victorian age, the electric tram was killed off by the rise of the automobile in the middle decades of the 20th century. Over the past 25 years, however, the tram has undergone a stuttering, half-hearted revival. Since the launch of the Manchester Metrolink in 1992, a handful of British cities have opted for electric tram systems, which offer quiet, reliable and pollution-free transport in dense urban areas.
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Microsoft Profit Jumps, Fueled by Cloud Computing33h Updated Microsoft Profit Jumps, Fueled by Cloud Computing
Microsoft continued its rebirth as a force in cloud-computing, posting stronger-than-expected gains in its business of selling web-based services to corporate customers.
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Sears to Sell Kenmore Brand on Amazon33h Updated Sears to Sell Kenmore Brand on Amazon
Sears will start selling its Kenmore refrigerators and stoves on Amazon.com, marking the first distribution of its kitchen appliances outside of its own stores.
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New agreement will allow US rice exports to China34h New agreement will allow US rice exports to China
Agreement includes strict measures to prevent pests and plant diseases being brought into China.
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