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All but Banned in the U.S., Chinese Giant Huawei Is Welcomed in Britain21m Updated All but Banned in the U.S., Chinese Giant Huawei Is Welcomed in Britain
Huawei Technologies, a Chinese maker of smartphones and telecom gear, is seen in Washington as a potential tool of state-sponsored spying, but Britain and several other U.S. allies are embracing Huawei’s technology.
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Labour wants new customs union treaty after Brexit - Starmer53m Updated Labour wants new customs union treaty after Brexit - Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer backs a new customs treaty after Brexit - and warns the PM 'crunch time" is coming.
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Wireless Companies to Start Small With 5G Rollouts1h 11m Updated Wireless Companies to Start Small With 5G Rollouts
Wireless companies are finally setting deadlines for the rollout of the next wave of technology designed to revolutionize the way machines reach the internet, 5G.
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Generational battle lines harden over pensions1h 13m Generational battle lines harden over pensions
Thinktank warns that older workers are not bearing their share of the pensions burden
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 Arcadia sale talk puts watchdogs on high alert 1h 49m Updated Arcadia sale talk puts watchdogs on high alert
Official watchdogs are on alert amid rumours that Sir Philip Green is considering a sale of his Topshop-to-Dorothy Perkins retail business Arcadia.
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 Debt could force sandwich chain Eat outlets to close 1h 50m Updated Debt could force sandwich chain Eat outlets to close
Sandwich chain Eat, one of the biggest in Britain, has fallen deeper into the red amid fears its owner is mulling closures.
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 RUTH SUNDERLAND: Wake up! Jeremy Corbyn is a real threat 1h 51m Updated RUTH SUNDERLAND: Wake up! Jeremy Corbyn is a real threat
Business has been slow to wake up to the very real risks of a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn.
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Newsquest targets Archant as newspaper consolidation gathers pace1h 59m Newsquest targets Archant as newspaper consolidation gathers pace
Owners discuss takeover amid battle for advertising revenue with digital giants Newsquest, the UK’s second-biggest regional newspaper group, has held takeover talks with Archant, owner of titles including the Ham & High in London and
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 Do YOU have cash in the £500m haul of baby bonds? 2h Updated Do YOU have cash in the £500m haul of baby bonds?
Hundreds of millions of pounds of matured National Savings ‘baby bonds’ donated to young people by older relatives are languishing in a miserly-paying ‘graveyard’ account.
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 Make money from hidden treasures - in your wardrobe 2h Updated Make money from hidden treasures - in your wardrobe
If you are considering a big clear-out at home, do not be tempted to fling unwanted items into landfill. There could be money to be made from the things you no longer need.
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 JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Too little, too late 2h JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Too little, too late
This Thursday will see the City regulator introduce new rules designed to ensure people get better value for money when converting their pension fund into a lifetime income.
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 Rule the road with our roadmap to cheaper travel 2h Updated Rule the road with our roadmap to cheaper travel
Many motorists feel victimised as a result of a tsunami of forces. But if you are prepared to invest a little time in becoming a safer driver, you can save yourself money.
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 Aberdeen chief Martin Gilbert tees up job at Wentworth  2h Updated Aberdeen chief Martin Gilbert tees up job at Wentworth 
Investment titan Martin Gilbert may be spending a little more time on the golf course after agreeing to sell Standard Life Aberdeen’s insurance division to Phoenix Group for £3.24 billion.
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 Markets in the U.S. sneezed but the UK caught the cold 2h Updated Markets in the U.S. sneezed but the UK caught the cold
When world stock markets fell sharply earlier this month, it was the US that led the way. Yet, while US equity values have since bounced back, the same cannot be said of the UK.
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 Melrose boss rejects claims that he is a greedy raider 2h Updated Melrose boss rejects claims that he is a greedy raider
Until its recent audacious bid for GKN, few people outside of the City would have heard of Melrose, let alone Simon Peckham, 55, and colleagues. Now every aspect has been up for scrutiny.
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 MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Arena Events is a winner worldwide 3h Updated MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Arena Events is a winner worldwide
Arena Events listed on Aim in July last year at 55p. The shares are 60p today and should increase materially over the next few years.
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 What to do if your energy supplier goes bust 3h Updated What to do if your energy supplier goes bust
A handful of small-scale household gas and electricity suppliers are at significant risk of failure, according to energy insiders.
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 Eddie the Eagle opens up about his career highs and lows 3h Eddie the Eagle opens up about his career highs and lows
Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, the Olympic ski jumper, earned hundreds of thousands of pounds from the Hollywood movie of his life but lost most of it when he divorced his wife.
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 TONY HETHERINGTON: Banking woes with calls to the police 3h Updated TONY HETHERINGTON: Banking woes with calls to the police
Staff at the branch refused a withdrawal, took away our debit card and phoned the police.
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Berkshire Reaps $29 Billion Windfall From New Tax Plan3h Updated Berkshire Reaps $29 Billion Windfall From New Tax Plan
Berkshire Hathaway posted a $29 billion gain in 2017 related to changes in U.S. tax law, a one-time boost that inflated annual profits for the Omaha conglomerate.
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 Jamie Oliver shuts more eateries due to fall in bookings 4h Updated Jamie Oliver shuts more eateries due to fall in bookings
Jamie Oliver is one of the most famous - and wealthy - celebrity chefs in the country. But now problems in his sprawling business empire have been laid bare.
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Singing Their Way Through Retirement5h Singing Their Way Through Retirement
Choral practice can help participants take fewer medications, experience less depression and make fewer hospital visits.
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 The 5 faults affecting new cars 5h The 5 faults affecting new cars
Owners of factory-fresh vehicles have reported five key issues with their cars to Which? that are not only making them unreliable but expensive to run and potentially unsafe.
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Colombia: no guns, no drugs, no atrocities, no rape, no murder. Just bananas…7h Colombia: no guns, no drugs, no atrocities, no rape, no murder. Just bananas…
Colombia’s farmers can hope again after bloody decades of civil war – but they’re not relying on politicians to help themDon José Manuel Suarez has seen some things. Father of seven and grandfather of 15, his 80 years have been spent farming a patch of land that has also been a battleground in the longest civil war in modern history. At an outdoor meeting of a co-operative of banana farmers in Ciénaga, near the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, Don José Manuel sits in one shady corner of a clearing, patiently waiting his turn to speak. The other men and women are his old friends and neighbours. The question I’ve asked them is this: what have been the worst of times, and what the best? In the hot morning sun, among the creaking plants hung with clenched hands of green bananas, the answers to the first part of that question have come thick and fast.
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Companies Cut Ties to the N.R.A., but Find There Is No Neutral Ground8h Updated Companies Cut Ties to the N.R.A., but Find There Is No Neutral Ground
Caught in an angry social media storm, a number of marketers have ended promotions linked to the N.R.A. But it’s unclear whether boycotts have a lasting impact.
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A message to Labour: fight for the NHS. Fight Brexit8h A message to Labour: fight for the NHS. Fight Brexit
The prospective damage to the health service from leaving the EU is severe. How can the party of Attlee contemplate it?Many years ago, I was outside the studio of the BBC’s
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Coal Jobs Get a Boost---From Exports11h Updated Coal Jobs Get a Boost---From Exports
Miners in Indiana and other states are getting a small lift from global markets: American companies are shipping more coal to Europe and Asia, helping to stop the yearslong drop in the number of U.S. mining jobs.
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Brexit: Labour figures urge Corbyn to keep UK in single market11h Brexit: Labour figures urge Corbyn to keep UK in single market
Senior party figures urge their leader to commit to keeping the UK in the single market after Brexit.
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Apple to Store Sensitive Encryption Keys in China11h Updated Apple to Store Sensitive Encryption Keys in China
When Apple begins shifting the iCloud accounts of its China-based customers to a local partner’s servers, it also will take a step that alarms some privacy specialists: store the encryption keys for those accounts in China.
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Hidden Profits In the Prescription Drug Supply Chain12h Hidden Profits In the Prescription Drug Supply Chain
Depending on how you look at them, pharmacy-benefit managers are either low-margin middlemen that fight to reduce drug costs, or highly profitable intermediaries that take a cut of every prescription and earn more when drug prices rise.
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A List of the Companies Cutting Ties With the N.R.A.13h Updated A List of the Companies Cutting Ties With the N.R.A.
Several companies — including Delta Air Lines and MetLife — have ended partnerships with the National Rifle Association after the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.
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Companies Bow to Social-Media Pressure, Sever NRA Ties13h Updated Companies Bow to Social-Media Pressure, Sever NRA Ties
Chubb, MetLife, Symantec and Enterprise’s rental-car chains have eliminated discounts and special programs from members of the NRA after consumers took to social media to voice outrage against the gun lobby.
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Five ideas on teaching children about saving money from the Money Advice Service15h Five ideas on teaching children about saving money from the Money Advice Service
Five ideas on teaching children about saving money from the Money Advice Service.
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Thatcher’s crusade to wipe out council housing at last faces serious challenge15h Thatcher’s crusade to wipe out council housing at last faces serious challenge
The right-to-buy scheme slowed construction of new homes but local authorities are exploring new funding optionsFor more than 30 years a family moving into a brand-new council home has ranked among life’s rarer sights. Councils had all but given up constructing new homes in response to the government’s right-to-buy scheme, which left them with only a fraction of the funds needed to build replacements, and a series of Whitehall attacks that led many to lose more than 40% of their budget. Plans to house low-income households relied on private developers allocating a few homes on their sprawling sites. Often, these developers would find an excuse to whittle down the number of affordable properties to almost zero, or build them in the least desirable area of the site with the cheapest materials.
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Carillion halted stupid, unthinking outsourcing. Now it’s time for reform15h Carillion halted stupid, unthinking outsourcing. Now it’s time for reform
Serco boss Rupert Soames has come up with a plan to reform delivery of public services by private firms Carillion is bust, leaving job losses, underfunded pension schemes and half-finished hospitals in its wake. The east coast mainline is a shambles – again. Interserve, a company with 25,000 staff in the UK supplying the public sector in health, education and defence, is being watched closely by the government in case the crisis in the outsourcing industry gets worse. Capita, which used to be seen as a source of stability, is trying to remove doubts about its own future by raising £700m via a rights issue. Its shares have collapsed from £13 to 175p in less than three years. What happened? Is the outsourcing model now so broken that it is useless for both sides – government and providers? Is it time to return the delivery of public services to the public sector? Is Jeremy Corbyn right that Carillion’s failure was a
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 Santander jolted by revelations of boss’s RBS past  17h Santander jolted by revelations of boss’s RBS past 
Top management at Santander have been rocked by fresh revelations about the role of its UK chief executive Nathan Bostock in a previous job at RBS.
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 MP demands a probe into £200m RBS payout delay 17h MP demands a probe into £200m RBS payout delay
An influential MP has written to Treasury Select Committee chair Nicky Morgan asking her to probe a claim against RBS involving thousands of the bank’s small investors.
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 Up to 100 jobs at risk as Missguided slims down  17h Up to 100 jobs at risk as Missguided slims down 
Online fashion retailer Missguided, which has been lauded as one of the country’s fastest growing firms, has launched a redundancy programme.
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 Haul building firm bosses in front of MPs, says Cable  17h Haul building firm bosses in front of MPs, says Cable 
Housebuilding bosses including Persimmon’s Jeff Fairburn could be hauled in front of MPs to explain their multi-million pound bonuses.
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Fed Report Signals No Worries About Recent Market Volatility17h Updated Fed Report Signals No Worries About Recent Market Volatility
The Federal Reserve signaled it is unperturbed by volatility in financial markets earlier this month and remains on track to raise rates gradually this year.
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Volkswagen Settles Emissions Lawsuit in U.S.19h Volkswagen Settles Emissions Lawsuit in U.S.
The case would have been the first to go to trial involving the German automaker’s emissions scandal.
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To Cover Louisiana’s Crises, The Times and Times-Picayune Team Up20h Updated To Cover Louisiana’s Crises, The Times and Times-Picayune Team Up
A special Times collaboration with New Orleans’ NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on the environmental threat to the Gulf Coast took nearly a year to put together.
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Berkshire Hathaway Reaps $29 Billion Windfall from New Tax Plan20h Berkshire Hathaway Reaps $29 Billion Windfall from New Tax Plan
Berkshire Hathaway posted a $29 billion gain in 2017 related to changes in U.S. tax law, a one-time boost that inflated annual profits for the Omaha conglomerate.
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Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost21h Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost
Billionaire Warren Buffett says his conglomerate has been "delivered" billions by the US tax cuts.
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Buffett’s Annual Letter: Berkshire Records $29 Billion Gain From Tax Law21h Updated Buffett’s Annual Letter: Berkshire Records $29 Billion Gain From Tax Law
Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders and it discussed why the conglomerate largely avoided big deals last year.
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Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott23h Updated Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott
A growing number of corporate partners abandon the US gun lobby after the deadly school shooting.
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Berkshire Hathaway Posted $29 Billion Gain in 2017 From Tax Plan23h Updated Berkshire Hathaway Posted $29 Billion Gain in 2017 From Tax Plan
Berkshire Hathaway said Saturday it posted a $29 billion gain in 2017 related to changes in U.S. tax law, a one-time boost that inflated annual profits for the Omaha conglomerate.
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Creative industries fear tuition fees will kill supply of talent23h Creative industries fear tuition fees will kill supply of talent
Costs put off students who fear being indebted, but there is a wider loss is to the economyDua Lipa’s
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Isas: what are the best deals now interest rates are low?25h Updated Isas: what are the best deals now interest rates are low?
Cash Isas are falling out of favour – but there are deals to be found if you can lock money away It’s tough for savers: the best-paying easy-access cash Isas – from Virgin Money and Leeds building society – pay just 1.21% interest. Meanwhile, official data earlier this month showed that inflation
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Is it worth buying a cordless vacuum cleaner?25h Updated Is it worth buying a cordless vacuum cleaner?
Will pricey brands such as Dyson really pick up the dirt, or should I stick with a conventional one?
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 BA prepares for new war on budget long-haul flights 25h Updated BA prepares for new war on budget long-haul flights
The airline’s owner IAG has faced increasing pressure from airlines which are offering flights to South America, the US and the Caribbean for a fraction of BA’s ticket price.
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 DAILY BRIEFING: Rumours of a boardroom shake-up at HSBC 25h Updated DAILY BRIEFING: Rumours of a boardroom shake-up at HSBC
The chairman of banking group HSBC is plotting a drastic shake-up of his boardroom, it is claimed. Mark Tucker is reportedly axing three non executive director roles to leave a 14-strong board.
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 Why Woodford has not lost his magic touch 25h Updated Why Woodford has not lost his magic touch
Not so long ago, it seemed like everything Neil Woodford, Britain's most famous fund manager, touched turned to gold. Over the years he has acquired an almost god-like status.
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Playing With $100 Billion, Warren Buffett Is Giant Trader of U.S. Treasury Bills26h Updated Playing With $100 Billion, Warren Buffett Is Giant Trader of U.S. Treasury Bills
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has used its mounting cash pile to become one of the world’s largest owners of U.S. Treasury bills after struggling to find big companies to buy in recent years.
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Betfred in talks to sell stake in the Tote26h Betfred in talks to sell stake in the Tote
The bookmaking billionaire behind the Betfred empire is in secret talks to sell a big stake in the Tote as it braces for the loss of its on-course pool betting monopoly this summer.
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Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City27h Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City
Silicon Valley wants to save cities. What could go wrong?
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With ‘Fire and Fury,’ Stephen Rubin Is Publishing’s 76-Year-Old Comeback Kid28h With ‘Fire and Fury,’ Stephen Rubin Is Publishing’s 76-Year-Old Comeback Kid
Basically written off by many of his publishing peers when he left Random House nine years ago, Mr. Rubin is back on top with Henry Holt. The reason? A certain book about the White House.
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 How to ensure your charitable donations go to good causes 28h Updated How to ensure your charitable donations go to good causes
We run through the checks you can do, the warning signs to look out for and the rules to follow to increase your confidence that your money is doing what you want it to.
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 TRUST WATCH: Chelverton Small Companies Dividend 28h Updated TRUST WATCH: Chelverton Small Companies Dividend
The managers aim to deliver a high and growing income to savers by investing in small-cap companies worth £500m or less, though up to a fifth of the fund can be invested in larger firms.
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 MARKET REPORT: Phoenix on the rise after insurance buyout 29h Updated MARKET REPORT: Phoenix on the rise after insurance buyout
Serial business-buyer Phoenix Group was the talk of the trading floor yesterday after completing a £3.2bn deal for Standard Life Aberdeen's (SLA) insurance business.
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 BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Santander chairman Shriti Vadera 29h Updated BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Santander chairman Shriti Vadera
On Whitehall they called her 'The Shriek'. As Gordon Brown's most trusted adviser, hot-breathed Shriti Vadera's volcanic eruptions were legendary.
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 HAMISH MCRAE: Betrayed on our pensions 29h Updated HAMISH MCRAE: Betrayed on our pensions
A quarter of a century ago Britain's occupational pension system was the envy of the world. Along with the Netherlands, we had better funded private pensions than any other country.
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A Career Change? I’ll Drink to That!29h A Career Change? I’ll Drink to That!
After managing publicity and event promotion operations, a Texas woman opened her own distillery and started producing award-winning whiskey.
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‘Lloyds ruined my trip of a lifetime’30h Updated ‘Lloyds ruined my trip of a lifetime’
The bank blocked the only card a Guardian feature writer had while on holiday in the USCongratulations to Lloyds Bank for launching a timely mental health awareness campaign this month. In the Channel 4 adverts, famous people (including Jeremy Paxman and Victoria Pendleton) and members of the public, wear sticky notes on their heads featuring words and phrases such as bipolar disorder, agoraphobia, depression and anxiety. The voiceover tells us: “Mental health problems affect one in four of our customers, of our staff, of everyone. Let’s get it out in the open. Lloyds Bank – by your side.” Of course we should get it out in the open. So let’s start with Lloyds Bank, and how it has contributed to my mental health problems by relying too heavily on algorithms and too little on human staff.
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 Seven tatty old-school shopping tricks now online 30h Seven tatty old-school shopping tricks now online
It used to be so easy to do your shopping. You'd go to the only shop, get deliberately overcharged and leave. Nothing much has changed argues RICHARD BROWNING
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‘I’m 37, I’m dying and this is how I spend it’30h Updated ‘I’m 37, I’m dying and this is how I spend it’
Former recruitment consultant Rob Anderson on how he organises his finances – and why he isn’t keen on bucket lists I live in the East End of London and own my flat. I have a brain tumour. I’m dying – it’s inoperable, and I’m halfway through my third round of chemo. I try to live my life to the full, in four-week sprints, with a round of chemo coming up every month.
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Metro bank refuses to refund scammed customer30h Updated Metro bank refuses to refund scammed customer
Bank accuses businessman of gross negligence after his account is cleared of £20,000Metro bank is one of the fastest-expanding new banks in Britain, aiming for 100 branches. But what if your account falls victim to fraud? One customer says he is outraged after Metro refused to refund £20,000 stolen from his account, despite accepting he did not authorise the payments. Paul Graham*, a Kent-based businessman, lost £20,000 after fraudsters were able to go into the Brixton, south London branch of mobile phone company EE and take over his phone account, which they used to set up a series of new online payments, that subsequently emptied his Metro account.
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 Coconut launches account for freelancers and self-employed 30h Coconut launches account for freelancers and self-employed
The 'smart' business current account combines banking and accounting services to automatically categorise claimable expenses. Its founders are Sam O'Connor and Adam Goodall (pictured).
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Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s new ‘easyIsa’ offers a 4% return30h Updated Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s new ‘easyIsa’ offers a 4% return
The ‘innovative’ savings product is expected to excite investors – but it is not risk-freeHis business empire spans everything from low-cost flights, hotels and buses to coffee shops, dog-walking and groceries. Now Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is moving into the world of savings and investment with an Isa paying a headline-grabbing 4.05%. But this is far from a risk-free investment. The billionaire founder of easyJet is launching (or rather, relaunching) a financial services arm called – what else? – easyMoney, and the Isa being unveiled on Saturday is the first of many planned products.
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From KFC, a 3-Letter Apology for Its U.K. Chicken Crisis30h Updated From KFC, a 3-Letter Apology for Its U.K. Chicken Crisis
The company rearranged the letters in its name in an advertisement, and if a vowel was missing, the meaning was clear.
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Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott30h Updated Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott
Several businesses cut ties with the US gun lobby in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting.
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Auto Makers Race to Build a Cheaper Electric Car for India, Other Growing Markets31h Auto Makers Race to Build a Cheaper Electric Car for India, Other Growing Markets
The world’s auto makers are vying to build an affordable electric car to target drivers in emerging economies and potentially create a competitor to Chinese-made vehicles.
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Vocations: Catching Forgeries and Aiding Justice34h Vocations: Catching Forgeries and Aiding Justice
As a forensic document examiner in civil and criminal cases, Alan Kreitl determines whether documents have been faked.
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