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Is it any wonder women like Maggie had no idea that their state pension age was rising?19m Updated Is it any wonder women like Maggie had no idea that their state pension age was rising?
Maggie Briley, 64, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, said she had no idea her pension age was rising and by the time she learned she would have to wait til 65 she had already quit her full-time job.
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Elon Musk’s Company Takes Baby Steps to Wiring Brains to the Internet25m Elon Musk’s Company Takes Baby Steps to Wiring Brains to the Internet
Neuralink, a San Francisco company funded by Mr. Musk, says it has created a device that could one day wire data links directly to the brain.
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John Lewis’s failure to honour its guarantee left me fuming53m John Lewis’s failure to honour its guarantee left me fuming
Reader frustrated after years of delay over replacing damaged kitchen units
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States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up1h 45m Updated States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up
Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.
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New PM urged to lower migrant worker salary threshold1h 57m New PM urged to lower migrant worker salary threshold
The Tory leadership hopefuls are facing pressure to lower the salary threshold for migrant workers from £30,000 to £20,000 to avoid skills shortages across the economy after Brexit.
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Walls on Wheels and Movable Pods: ‘The Evolution of the Open Workplace’2h Updated Walls on Wheels and Movable Pods: ‘The Evolution of the Open Workplace’
Designers are adding kinetic elements to office spaces to provide more flexibility and accommodate greater collaboration.
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Boeing 737 Max’s Problems Force Ryanair to Cut Back Its Growth Plans2h Updated Boeing 737 Max’s Problems Force Ryanair to Cut Back Its Growth Plans
The budget airline had ordered 58 of the troubled aircraft, but it now expects to take delivery of 30 at most.
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Arby’s Has an Answer to Plant-Based Meat: A Meat-Based Carrot2h Updated Arby’s Has an Answer to Plant-Based Meat: A Meat-Based Carrot
Amid rising demand for beef alternatives, major restaurant chains remain skeptical. One has vowed never to offer them, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach.
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Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World.2h Updated Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World.
As social media expands its cultural dominance, the people who can steer the online conversation will have an upper hand.
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Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities2h Updated Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities
For decades, smaller metropolitan areas closed the income gap with bigger, richer ones, but no longer. So places like Winston-Salem, N.C., are trying to lay a new foundation for prosperity.
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‘Waitress’ to Close in January 20203h Updated ‘Waitress’ to Close in January 2020
The crowd-pleasing musical, with its popular score by Sara Bareilles, will wrap up after four years on Broadway.
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4h Updated The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t
How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
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Trump’s Policies, Not His Heckling, May Force Fed to Cut Rates6h Updated Trump’s Policies, Not His Heckling, May Force Fed to Cut Rates
The central bank is independent, but as the president keeps global risks alive with his trade wars, interest rate cuts become all the more likely.
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6h Females to the fore? What golf is doing to attract more women
Golf has realised it needs to make the sport more attractive to women, on and off the playing course.
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‘I Don’t Trust You Guys’: Lawmakers Unite to Take Aim at Big Tech6h ‘I Don’t Trust You Guys’: Lawmakers Unite to Take Aim at Big Tech
A series of hearings on Capitol Hill showed the rising force of the political backlash against the country’s tech giants.
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Stella McCartney Teams Up With LVMH, in Plot Twist in Luxury Wars7h Updated Stella McCartney Teams Up With LVMH, in Plot Twist in Luxury Wars
The British designer finds a new partner after leaving her former French fashion group, Kering, last year.
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A Prosperous China Says ‘Men Preferred,’ and Women Lose7h Updated A Prosperous China Says ‘Men Preferred,’ and Women Lose
Gender is now one of the most important factors behind income inequality in China, where workplace discrimination and court rulings have set women back.
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7h Updated Christine Lagarde Faces a New Challenge in Europe
She’s run the I.M.F. She’s a lawyer. She’s not an economist. Does that matter as she prepares to lead the European Central Bank?
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Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan Turing7h Updated Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan Turing
During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws against homosexuality, and his war work remained a secret until decades later.
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Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF boss as she prepares to become head of the European Central Bank7h Updated Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF boss as she prepares to become head of the European Central Bank
Lagarde, who is expected to succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank after his term ends in October, has quit her job as IMF managing director and plans to step down on September 12.
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UK living standards hit by rising prices and weak wage growth7h UK living standards hit by rising prices and weak wage growth
Resolution Foundation says households suffering worse than 1990s recession
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7h The Insta king trying to dominate the UK cannabis market
Controversial cannabis firm Ignite's UK launch is causing a backlash in the nascent industry.
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7h Brexit: Bosses seek cut to immigrant salary threshold
Business lobby groups say ministers must act to avoid "acute" skills shortages after Brexit.
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The Unraveling of Jeffrey Epstein8h Updated The Unraveling of Jeffrey Epstein
The story line is moving quickly. Here’s what to know.
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Trump’s New Top Labor Official Is Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda8h Updated Trump’s New Top Labor Official Is Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda
One of Mr. Pizzella’s White House admirers describes him as a “movement conservative” more likely to agree with the White House on cutting labor rules and weakening unions than his predecessor.
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HSBC spurns bid to boost women: Lender refuses to back code for female entrepreneurs9h HSBC spurns bid to boost women: Lender refuses to back code for female entrepreneurs
The review into women in business was led by top banker Alison Rose (pictured), who is tipped to be the first female chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland when Ross McEwan steps down.
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Top investor calls for De La Rue chairman to leave in fresh attack on the passport maker9h Top investor calls for De La Rue chairman to leave in fresh attack on the passport maker
Philip Rogerson has been warned by fund manager Crystal Amber that a shareholder vote will be called to remove him from office unless he stands down next week.
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Solid results from big US banks Goldman Sachs Wells Fargo and JP Morgan9h Solid results from big US banks Goldman Sachs Wells Fargo and JP Morgan
Profits fell 6.4 per cent to £1.8bn at Goldman Sachs compared with the same period a year earlier but still beat analysts' forecasts. At rival Wells Fargo, profits ticked 20 per cent higher to £5bn.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Britain takes a pounding9h ALEX BRUMMER: Britain takes a pounding
The dilemma for Bank of England interest rate-setters as they head towards the August meeting and release of the Inflation Report gets tougher by the day.
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Security fear over £2.6bn bid to take British satellite firm Inmarsat private triggers investigation9h Security fear over £2.6bn bid to take British satellite firm Inmarsat private triggers investigation
The deal would see private equity investors, including US-based Warburg Pincus, UK-based Apax and two Canadian pension funds, buy the firm and remove it from the London Stock Exchange.
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MARKET REPORT: Rio Tinto faces extra £1.5bn extension bill for its copper and gold mine in Mongolia9h MARKET REPORT: Rio Tinto faces extra £1.5bn extension bill for its copper and gold mine in Mongolia
The Anglo-Australian mining giant has warned that the underground expansion of its mammoth copper and gold mine in Mongolia could be £1.5billion more expensive than it expected.
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ASK TONY: A cracked windscreen cost me £542 to repair. So why did Saga only offer £100?9h ASK TONY: A cracked windscreen cost me £542 to repair. So why did Saga only offer £100?
My rear windscreen was shattered by a stone on a Friday afternoon. I contacted my insurer, Saga, and was given details for its chosen windscreen firms.
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Experts call for heat networks to be regulated 9h Experts call for heat networks to be regulated 
Citizens Advice has called on energy watchdog Ofgem to commit to regulating the sector by July 2022 amid rising complaints, often involving billing errors and high standing charges.
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Chorley Building Society launches a new savings deal just for the over-60s paying £1.35%9h Chorley Building Society launches a new savings deal just for the over-60s paying £1.35%
You need to deposit £170,000 in the account to earn 1.35% which means it is a non-starter for many people because under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, only £85,000 is covered.
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Buying holiday cash from a department store could fund a meal abroad9h Buying holiday cash from a department store could fund a meal abroad
The pound has now dropped to a six-month low against the euro and a two-year low against the dollar. And rates are likely to remain uncertain amid political and economic uncertainty.
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Banks revive an old way of making cash: Charging YOU for advice 9h Banks revive an old way of making cash: Charging YOU for advice 
The service offered by the new financial planning business from Lloyds Bank and investment management firm Schroders is now open to select Lloyds customers.
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Union Challenge of Trump Executive Orders Rejected by Federal Court10h Updated Union Challenge of Trump Executive Orders Rejected by Federal Court
The court said unions representing federal government workers had to bring their case before a federal labor agency before turning to federal courts.
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Facebook to postpone digital currency until regulators happy11h Facebook to postpone digital currency until regulators happy
Facebook says it is willing to postpone its digital currency until it has satisfied the concerns of the US treasury and other regulators around the world.
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12h Virgin stops selling captive whale and dolphin experiences
The firm said it would stop selling tickets to captive whale and dolphin experiences in holiday packages.
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How a Tax Loophole Is Helping Silicon Valley Workers Save Millions12h Updated How a Tax Loophole Is Helping Silicon Valley Workers Save Millions
A little-known tax break allows some start-up employees who own company stock to avoid paying taxes on up to $10 million when they sell their shares.
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Burberry flies high thanks to bomber jackets and bumbags12h Burberry flies high thanks to bomber jackets and bumbags
Firm is biggest FTSE 100 riser as positive response to new Tisci collection signals rebrand is working
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Norfolk brand Lotus takes wraps off its new £2MILLION Evija electric hypercar12h Updated Norfolk brand Lotus takes wraps off its new £2MILLION Evija electric hypercar
Legendary British sports car maker Lotus is accelerating back into the limelight with the new all-electric Evija hypercar that aims to be the most powerful production vehicle on the planet.
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Go Broke or Go Home Bachelorette Parties12h Updated Go Broke or Go Home Bachelorette Parties
What happens when friends are consumed by wanting their bachelorette parties to be picture perfect at any cost? Credit cards are maxed out and debt rises. Instagram wedding envy wins the day.
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Concern grows over UAE oil tanker last seen off Iran12h Concern grows over UAE oil tanker last seen off Iran
US intelligence fears vessel could have been hijacked by Revolutionary Guards There are fears a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker that stopped transmitting its location after straying into Iranian waters may have been hijacked by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. US intelligence is concerned the ship could have become a victim of Iranian manoeuvres intended to put pressure on the US to lift crippling economic sanctions as it travelled through the strait of Hormuz, a vital route for oil shipping.
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For the pound, there is little or no short-term cheer12h For the pound, there is little or no short-term cheer
Predicting currency flow is a mug’s game but there’s little to stop sterling’s slide anytime soon There are no sure-fire bets in the currency markets but, in retrospect, selling sterling has been a ridiculously easy trade for two months. The direction for sterling has been downwards from the moment Theresa May lost her third attempt to force through the EU withdrawal bill in early May. The Tory leadership contest, in which both contenders have issued hard Brexit statements, has merely continued the losing run. We have now arrived at
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‘The Next Chapter in the Evolution of the Open Workplace’12h Updated ‘The Next Chapter in the Evolution of the Open Workplace’
Designers are adding elements like walls on wheels and movable pods into office spaces to provide more flexibility.
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Burberry shares surge as shoppers clamour for new Tisci collection12h Burberry shares surge as shoppers clamour for new Tisci collection
Firm is biggest riser on FTSE 100 after positive response to new creative head’s designs
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Europe Billed Its Answer to GPS as More Robust. It’s Been Mostly Down for Days.13h Europe Billed Its Answer to GPS as More Robust. It’s Been Mostly Down for Days.
The European Union sees the service as a way to end the bloc’s reliance on GPS, which the American military controls.
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Merkel ally voted in as first female EU Commission president13h Merkel ally voted in as first female EU Commission president
German politician Ursula von der Leyen has been voted in as the new president of the European Commission.
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Facebook Cryptocurrency Plans Have a Problem: Facebook’s Reputation13h Facebook Cryptocurrency Plans Have a Problem: Facebook’s Reputation
Lawmakers raised broad concerns about the company’s Libra effort at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
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Ryanair to cut 30,000 flights due to Boeing 737 Max crisis13h Ryanair to cut 30,000 flights due to Boeing 737 Max crisis
Budget airline says it will carry 5 million fewer passengers and will have to close some bases Ryanair will fly 5 million fewer passengers than planned next year due to delayed deliveries of Boeing’s grounded 737 Max aircraft, and it warned that jobs would be affected and airport bases closed as a result. Europe’s biggest budget carrier was expecting to bring the first five of 135 planes on order into service this year, and 58 by next summer. On Tuesday it said that on a “prudent” estimate it would have about half that number but there were no guarantees.
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14h Updated Flexible working should be default, says MP Helen Whately
It would help parents share childcare and businesses keep staff, Tory MP Helen Whately says.
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UK railway needs revolution not evolution, says review14h UK railway needs revolution not evolution, says review
Independent chair says franchise system has had its day and network needs complete overhaul The government should take a “step back” from the UK railway, which could potentially be run by a new body according to the independent chair of the rail review. Keith Williams said a fresh structure was required, and warned that “simply tinkering at the edges will not be credible”, adding that rail franchising had “had its day”.
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When Big Tobacco Invoked Eric Garner to Fight a Menthol Cigarette Ban14h Updated When Big Tobacco Invoked Eric Garner to Fight a Menthol Cigarette Ban
Corporate lobbyists are increasingly highlighting the concerns of black New Yorkers to support their clients’ causes.
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As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis14h Updated As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis
With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.
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14h Updated Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF
It comes ahead of a decision on Ms Lagarde's nomination to become head of the European Central Bank.
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The Seltzer Bubble14h Updated The Seltzer Bubble
Demand for sparkling water is higher than ever. So is supply.
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FTSE LIVE: Ryanair hit by Boeing woes; Burberry lifted by weak pound15h Updated FTSE LIVE: Ryanair hit by Boeing woes; Burberry lifted by weak pound
The FTSE 100 closed up 0.6%, or 45.48 points, at 7,577.20. It was lifted by by the sell-off in the pound, which was hit by fresh concerns over a no-deal Brexit.
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Burberry delights investors as the weak British pound drives tourists to its UK stores15h Updated Burberry delights investors as the weak British pound drives tourists to its UK stores
Tourists get a lot more bang for their buck in the UK at the moment with the pound hitting fresh lows against the dollar and the euro in recent months as the risk of a 'no-deal' Brexit looms.
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Pound hits 27-month low as no-deal Brexit fears grow - business live15h Updated Pound hits 27-month low as no-deal Brexit fears grow - business live
Sterling is sliding as UK and Brussels head for fresh clash over the Irish Backstop
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De La Rue chair faces ousting by rebel investor15h De La Rue chair faces ousting by rebel investor
The banknote and passport printer ‎De La Rue is facing a fresh round of boardroom upheaval amid a threat from a furious City investor to oust its chairman at an extraordinary general meeting.
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15h British Museum trustee resigns over BP sponsorship and repatriation
Writer Ahdaf Soueif says it should take "a clear ethical position" on BP sponsorship and other issues.
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Fears of no-deal Brexit hit the pound as it falls to lowest level in more than two years15h Fears of no-deal Brexit hit the pound as it falls to lowest level in more than two years
Sterling hit a 27-month low of $1.2409 at one point this morning, despite upbeat official jobs figures showing wages grew at their fastest pace in more than a decade in the quarter to May.
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Mortgage adviser Habito is now a lender, so how will borrowing change?15h Updated Mortgage adviser Habito is now a lender, so how will borrowing change?
Moves by Habito, Landbay and Molo are not revolutionary in terms of volume but they pave the way for a future that looks quite different from the one we have today.
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Unemployment falls to lowest level in 45 YEARS despite Brexit chaos15h Updated Unemployment falls to lowest level in 45 YEARS despite Brexit chaos
Employment was up by 28,000 in the three months to May to 32.75 million, with higher numbers of working women contributing to the strong labour market, the Office for National Statistics said.
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As Amazon turns 25, what could the next quarter-century hold for the global giant?16h Updated As Amazon turns 25, what could the next quarter-century hold for the global giant?
Back in 1994, in the early days of the world wide web, Amazon was a new online book seller - known only to the relatively small constituency of tech-savvy computer enthusiasts who then used the internet.
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16h Updated Ryanair to cut flights after 737 Max delays
The airline also says it could close bases and axe summer flights next year.
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Find out which local councils issued the most fines for disabled parking bay violations16h Find out which local councils issued the most fines for disabled parking bay violations
On average, less than half (48 per cent) of the disabled parking fines issued to motorists in England between 2016 and 2018 were upheld - for a variety of reasons.
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Japan Cites ‘National Security’ in Free Trade Crackdown. Sound Familiar?16h Updated Japan Cites ‘National Security’ in Free Trade Crackdown. Sound Familiar?
Tokyo has moved to limit exports of chemicals to big South Korean chip makers like Samsung, citing vague threats to Japan’s security. Seoul says a political dispute is the real reason for the move.
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Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green now faces court battle to get Arcadia CVA over the line17h Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green now faces court battle to get Arcadia CVA over the line
Arcadia, which owns High Street chains including Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Burton, struggled to get the go-ahead for its restructuring plans, known as a CVA.
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DealBook Briefing: Tariffs Aren’t Offsetting the Trade War Pain18h Updated DealBook Briefing: Tariffs Aren’t Offsetting the Trade War Pain
President Trump says his fight with Beijing is hurting China’s economy but generating billions for the U.S. That’s not entirely true.
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We talk to Mammoth mattress founder John Tuton18h We talk to Mammoth mattress founder John Tuton
Mammoth has been going for 10 years, quietly but determinedly growing its mattress fan base among the world's sports elite and those needing better sleep. We caught up with its founder.
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What kind of property can you rent across the UK for £1,000?19h Updated What kind of property can you rent across the UK for £1,000?
The average UK rent currently stands at £934, but what you get for that money varies widely from region to region.
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Berlin buys 670 flats on Karl-Marx-Allee from private owner19h Berlin buys 670 flats on Karl-Marx-Allee from private owner
Move to renationalise buildings follows protests over rising property prices in the city The state of Berlin has bought back 670 apartments on historic Karl-Marx-Allee from a private owner after decades of property privatisation in the German capital. A 1950s architectural prestige project for socialist East Germany, the grand boulevard that stretches from the city centre to Friedrichshain in the east has been the frontline of a months-long fight over gentrification and rising property prices.
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UK wage growth hits 11-year high as self-employment total surges - business live20h Updated UK wage growth hits 11-year high as self-employment total surges - business live
British worker are getting the biggest pay rises in a decade, as jobless rate remains at 44-year low. But the market may be cooling....
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20h Updated Wage growth at highest rate since 2008
Official figures also show a record number in employment as the labour market remains "strong".
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Tax on sugary drinks takes fizz out of Irn-Bru parent20h Tax on sugary drinks takes fizz out of Irn-Bru parent
Shares in the company behind Irn-Bru and Rubicon drinks has seen its share price lose a quarter of its value after it issued a profit warning.
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Laterooms owner checks into new destination20h Laterooms owner checks into new destination
The owner of the hotel booking website Laterooms.com is seeking a change of destination after putting itself up for sale.
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Irn-Bru maker warns over profits after bad weather and sugar tax20h Irn-Bru maker warns over profits after bad weather and sugar tax
AG Barr changed recipes of its flagship product and Rubicon to escape government levy The maker of Irn-Bru and Rubicon drinks has warned of a 20% drop in annual profits after being hit by poor weather and the impact of
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Stella McCartney strikes up a deal with LVMH for a 10% stake in her fashion business 20h Updated Stella McCartney strikes up a deal with LVMH for a 10% stake in her fashion business 
The French luxury goods group is taking a 10 per cent stake in the business after the British designer - the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney - cut ties with its arch-rival Kering.
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UK wage growth hits 11-year high as unemployment sticks at 3.8% -- business live20h Updated UK wage growth hits 11-year high as unemployment sticks at 3.8% -- business live
British worker are getting the biggest pay rises in a decade, as jobless rate remains at 44-year low. But the market may be cooling....
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Government wants electric car chargers to take card payments21h Updated Government wants electric car chargers to take card payments
All newly-installed rapid chargepoints should allow for one-off card payments by spring 2020, rather than motorists having to pay multiple subscriptions, said the Government.
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I built a business getting fans to watch sport together on big screens22h Updated I built a business getting fans to watch sport together on big screens
For those who can't bag a ticket to a major sporting event but do want to watch en-masse, there is another increasingly popular option - a public big screen. And businesswoman Jill Lee is capitalising on demand.
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How to ask for a pay rise: What to do if you find out a colleague is earning more22h Updated How to ask for a pay rise: What to do if you find out a colleague is earning more
He's been with the company much longer than I have - 10 years, compared to my three - but I have more experience over my whole career.
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MARKET REPORT: Chile-focused miner Antofagasta wins £4.6bn in Pakistan mine ruling22h Updated MARKET REPORT: Chile-focused miner Antofagasta wins £4.6bn in Pakistan mine ruling
A World Bank tribunal has ordered Pakistan to pay Tethyan Copper Company £4.6 billion in damages for wrongly refusing to issue it with a permit.
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Wage growth nears 11-year high but hiring slows22h Wage growth nears 11-year high but hiring slows
Average wage growth has accelerated to levels not seen since July 2008, according to official figures.
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Markets await UK unemployment report; Ryanair hit by Boeing 737 Max crisis - business live22h Updated Markets await UK unemployment report; Ryanair hit by Boeing 737 Max crisis - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new UK unemployment figures
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23h Updated Government should not manage railways, says review
A "Fat Controller" figure should lead operations, says the man tasked with improving the railways.
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23h Updated Christine Lagarde Must Learn to Run an Economy That’s Slowing to a Crawl
Nominated as the next president of the European Central Bank, she has credentials that are seen as unusual for the job. Does unusual matter?
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Britain is BIGGEST target for telephone fraudsters among G20 nations23h Updated Britain is BIGGEST target for telephone fraudsters among G20 nations
Around 15 per cent of UK residents have been targeted - which is the biggest number for a country in the G20 group of large economies.
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23h Updated When most people never see a £50 note, why have it?
The Bank of England has unveiled the new Alan Turing £50 note, but does it make sense to even have it?
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24h Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks
Pearson says students will only be able to rent physical books as it makes all products "digital first".
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Ryanair to cut services as Boeing 737 MAX crisis hits fleet24h Ryanair to cut services as Boeing 737 MAX crisis hits fleet
Ryanair says delays to deliveries of the crisis-hit Boeing 737 MAX means it must scale back some of its services.
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Court victory for reader who fought easyJet’s sudden cancellation24h Court victory for reader who fought easyJet’s sudden cancellation
The family told about cancellation at the flight gate, and their holiday was over before it began Regular Money readers may remember the appalling case of Nicola Eldridge, whose 2018 trip to Greece was halted when easyJet cancelled her family’s air tickets without telling them – not once, but twice. The second time was at 3am on the morning they were due to fly. The family only learned this at the airport gate, and the holiday was over before it had begun. At the time the airline claimed it was because her bank cards had been used fraudulently, though it never substantiated this.
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