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United, Delta Climb on Business-Class Demand8m Updated United, Delta Climb on Business-Class Demand
Strong demand for premium travel is helping U.S. carriers like United and Delta offset higher fuel costs.
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Fed Minutes Point to Continued, Gradual Interest-Rate Increases9m Updated Fed Minutes Point to Continued, Gradual Interest-Rate Increases
Federal Reserve officials signaled they see a strong economy justifying continued interest-rate increases and said they will watch for evidence their moves are keeping economic growth on an even keel, minutes of their September policy meeting showed.
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Firms defy pressure over Saudi conference18m Firms defy pressure over Saudi conference
Company executives still plan to attend the Riyadh business event despite concerns over missing journalist.
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Trump Administration Moves to End Deep Discounts for Packages From China19m Updated Trump Administration Moves to End Deep Discounts for Packages From China
The Trump administration opened a new front in Washington’s economic conflict with China, starting a process to withdraw from a 144-year-old international postal body whose discounts allow Chinese merchants to ship small packages to U.S. customers at steeply discounted rates.
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John Lewis trials £10,000 experience to lure in shoppers20m John Lewis trials £10,000 experience to lure in shoppers
The department store will give high-spending customers a chance to shop privately at its new outlet.
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Trump Embarks on Bilateral Trade Talks to Pressure China23m Trump Embarks on Bilateral Trade Talks to Pressure China
The White House is looking to create deals with many of the nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pact the president withdrew from.
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Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, and a National Experiment Begins25m Updated Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, and a National Experiment Begins
On Wednesday, Canada becomes the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, presenting the country with enormous public policy challenges.
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Would you splash out on a new phone to get VR on the go?25m Would you splash out on a new phone to get VR on the go?
Superfast 5G mobile will require new handsets, but will the new services justify the extra expense?
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Edward Lampert, the Hedge-Fund Star Who Bet on Sears, Is Unrepentant38m Updated Edward Lampert, the Hedge-Fund Star Who Bet on Sears, Is Unrepentant
He made billions for investors in his ESL Investments fund by bucking naysayers. At the storied American retailer, which filed for bankruptcy this week, his instincts proved wrong.
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IBM Shares Slide as Revenue Drop Renews Concerns50m Updated IBM Shares Slide as Revenue Drop Renews Concerns
Shares of International Business Machines fell Wednesday after the company’s drop in revenue renewed concerns about the tech giant’s growth prospects.
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Alcoa Raises Profit Outlook as Tariffs Lift Aluminum Prices51m Alcoa Raises Profit Outlook as Tariffs Lift Aluminum Prices
Alcoa said higher U.S. aluminum prices from a tariff on imports and rising sales of raw materials needed to make aluminum improved its revenue in the third quarter.
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Treasury Official Charged With Leaking Bank Reports to Journalist52m Treasury Official Charged With Leaking Bank Reports to Journalist
Prosecutors said Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards had illegally shared department reports on suspicious banking activity.
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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator57m US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator
The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.
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Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiac Researcher1h 13m Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiac Researcher
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts.
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U.S. Does Not Name China as Currency Manipulator1h 18m Updated U.S. Does Not Name China as Currency Manipulator
The U.S. Treasury again passed up a formal opportunity to designate China a “currency manipulator,” but singled out the nation’s currency practices as a source of “particular concern.”
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EBay Sues Amazon, Alleging Sellers Were Illegally Poached1h 20m Updated EBay Sues Amazon, Alleging Sellers Were Illegally Poached
EBay.com filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com, accusing the company of illegally poaching sellers on its marketplace via eBay’s internal messaging system.
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1h 24m Updated Constellation CEO Rob Sands to Step Down From Corona Brewer
Rob Sands, the third in his family to lead the upstate Victor, N.Y. company, will step aside as chief executive on March 1, entrusting Constellation’s future to one of his lieutenants, Bill Newlands.
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Trump Seeks 5% Budget Cuts From Cabinet Agencies1h 43m Updated Trump Seeks 5% Budget Cuts From Cabinet Agencies
President Trump asked each cabinet member to devise proposals to cut their respective department budgets by 5% next year, days after the Treasury Department said the federal budget deficit had widened 17% to $779 billion.
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1h 53m Investors’ Big New Worry Is Hitting Small Stocks Hard
Instead of being insulated, small companies are actually more likely than larger ones to be affected by rising interest rates.
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1h 55m Wall St. Falls as Investors Eye a United Hawkish Fed
Wall Street's major indexes edged lower after a choppy session on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve showed broad agreement on the need to raise borrowing costs further, cementing investor concerns that had helped cause a major sell-off the week before.
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Fed Plans to Continue Raising Rates, Despite Trump’s Ire2h Fed Plans to Continue Raising Rates, Despite Trump’s Ire
The Federal Reserve released minutes of its last meeting that suggest it is on track to continue raising rates, perhaps to a level that would act as a mild brake on the economy.
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New Cyberdefenses Planned for Connected Devices2h Updated New Cyberdefenses Planned for Connected Devices
Two SoftBank-backed companies are teaming up to thwart hackers pummeling some of the cyberworld’s most vulnerable targets (think lightbulbs and thermostats).
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Craig Newmark, Newspaper Villain, Is Working to Save Journalism2h Updated Craig Newmark, Newspaper Villain, Is Working to Save Journalism
The tech mogul, whose Craigslist site helped replace newspaper classifieds, has given $50 million to revitalize local reporting in New York — including a new gift on Wednesday.
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Salesforce boss blasts rival billionaires for hoarding money2h Updated Salesforce boss blasts rival billionaires for hoarding money
Marc Benioff, the boss of cloud computing giant Salesforce, attacked tech firms for opposing a tax that would help the growing number of homeless people in San Francisco.
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2h Wall Street Slips After Minutes Show Fed United on Rate Hikes
Wall Street's major indexes slipped on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released meeting minutes showing broad agreement on the need to raise borrowing costs further, cementing investor concerns that had helped cause a major sell-off the week before.
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CITY DIARY: Slater & Gordon sacks senior lawyer and paralegal2h CITY DIARY: Slater & Gordon sacks senior lawyer and paralegal
A horrified junior staffer was said to have interrupted the couple’s amorous activities in the firm’s Chancery Lane offices last month before reporting them to human resources.
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Historic toy store Hamleys ousts finance director after swinging to a loss last year2h Historic toy store Hamleys ousts finance director after swinging to a loss last year
Chief executive Ralph Cunningham said Alex Jablonowski would be leaving with immediate effect. He will be replaced by former House of Fraser financial officer Yong Shen.
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Crumbling cake chain faces probe: MPs demand answers from Patisserie Valerie boss over black hole2h Crumbling cake chain faces probe: MPs demand answers from Patisserie Valerie boss over black hole
Chief executive Luke Johnson, who owns more than a third of the cafe’s parent company Patisserie Holdings, is facing calls to account for his governance of the business in Parliament.
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Apologise? Me? Never! Robert Tchenguiz refuses to say sorry to Grant Thornton over abandoned lawsuit2h Apologise? Me? Never! Robert Tchenguiz refuses to say sorry to Grant Thornton over abandoned lawsuit
On Monday the property entrepreneur withdrew legal action against Grant Thornton, two of its partners and a lawyer for Icelandic bank Kaupthing. He struck a confidential last-minute deal.
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Lower food prices push down inflation to 2.4% relieving the pressure to hike interest rates2h Lower food prices push down inflation to 2.4% relieving the pressure to hike interest rates
The fall, down from a six-month high of 2.7 per cent in August, in the consumer price index was greater than expected. The figure is used to set percentage increases in benefits for people on low incomes.
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Boss appointed to rescue Fishing Republic backs out sparking fears of a collapse2h Boss appointed to rescue Fishing Republic backs out sparking fears of a collapse
Daniel Quinn, the former commercial director of Go Outdoors, had been drafted in as chief executive to lead the turnaround of the troubled business, which employs 117 staff.
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MARKET REPORT: Crest Nicholson finance chief quits as housebuilder warns on profits2h MARKET REPORT: Crest Nicholson finance chief quits as housebuilder warns on profits
Crest said profit would be in the range of £170m to £190m for the full year, down from the £205m it was guiding in June and the £207m it pulled in last financial year.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Patisserie Valerie boss Luke Johnson under the spotlight2h ALEX BRUMMER: Patisserie Valerie boss Luke Johnson under the spotlight
Patisserie Valerie now finds itself in the sights of Rachel Reeves at the Business Select Committee, whose most recent target was Unilever, with a market value of £106bn.
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2h Updated Investors’ Big New Worry Is Hitting Small Stocks Hardest
Instead of being insulated, small companies are actually more likely than larger ones to be affected by rising interest rates.
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2h Updated Netflix’s Cash-Fueled Road to Streaming Dominance
The streaming service surprised Wall Street with huge gains in subscribers in the third quarter. The results showed why AT&T and Disney spent big on their latest acquisitions.
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Treasury Official Charged with Leaking Sensitive Bank Information3h Treasury Official Charged with Leaking Sensitive Bank Information
A Treasury Department official was arrested and charged with disclosing to a reporter information about sensitive financial transactions related to the Russia investigation, the latest move in the Justice Department’s efforts to target government leaks to the media.
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3h Wall St. Indexes Choppy After Minutes Showed United Fed
Wall Street struggled for direction on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released meeting minutes showing broad agreement on the need to raise borrowing costs further despite sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump over interest rate hikes.
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U.S. Boosts Credit Line to Mexico in Gesture of Ties3h Updated U.S. Boosts Credit Line to Mexico in Gesture of Ties
The U.S. is boosting the size of a credit line available to Mexico in times of need, part of a largely symbolic display of close ties as the countries prepare to sign a new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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New Look fashions retreat from Chinese market4h New Look fashions retreat from Chinese market
The fashion chain New Look is to call time on its international presence by abandoning its entire Chinese operation as it tries to improve the fortunes of its domestic business.
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Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants4h Updated Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants
Errors mean 180,000 people on sickness benefits will now receive backdated payments.
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4h Wall St. Indexes Down in Choppy Trade After Fed Minutes
Wall Street's three major indexes were lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its September meeting that showed broad agreement for the last rate hike and expectations that borrowing costs were set to rise further.
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The Titanic’s Legacy Is Likely to Belong to Hedge Funds Soon4h Updated The Titanic’s Legacy Is Likely to Belong to Hedge Funds Soon
Salvaged artifacts have been the focus of a tussle over who gets to own a part of the ocean liner’s history. They’re worth $19.5 million, at least.
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DealBook Briefing: Uber and Lyft Are in an I.P.O. Race4h Updated DealBook Briefing: Uber and Lyft Are in an I.P.O. Race
The first company to go public would get dibs on investors that are eager for a piece of the ride-hailing business.
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Fix business rates says Asos amid threat of digital sales tax4h Updated Fix business rates says Asos amid threat of digital sales tax
Online fashion retailer sees UK sales rise by 23% while bricks-and-mortar rivals flounder
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UK house prices rise at their lowest annual rate in five years, ONS says5h UK house prices rise at their lowest annual rate in five years, ONS says
Average UK prices rise 3.2% but sluggish London property market sees fall of 0.2% UK house prices grew at the slowest rate in five years in August, in the latest figures to identify a growing divergence between a sluggish London property market and faster rates of growth other regions. The average price of a UK home increased by 3.2% in the year to August, to £232,797, in the lowest annual rate of growth since August 2013, according to the figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Land Registry.
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Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty5h Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty
The White House says the 144 year old arrangement gives Chinese firms an 'unfair' advantage.
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Uber Targets Trucking With New Trailer-Rental Business5h Updated Uber Targets Trucking With New Trailer-Rental Business
Uber, trying to move beyond its unprofitable business of connecting drivers with passengers, is adding a new tractor-trailer rental business to help big-rig truckers haul freight.
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China Imposes Record Fine on Vaccine Maker Over Safety Scandal5h Updated China Imposes Record Fine on Vaccine Maker Over Safety Scandal
The penalty, of $1.3 billion, comes at a time of increasing anxieties among the country’s middle class, already furious about a spate of drug and food safety scandals.
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5h Updated Wall St. Takes a Step Back; Fed Minutes on Deck
U.S. stocks slipped in a choppy session on Wednesday, struggling to sustain a rally from the previous session, as IBM snapped a run of strong blue-chips earnings and disappointing housing data dragged down Home Depot and homebuilders.
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Cheaper chocolate and meat drive down UK inflation in September5h Cheaper chocolate and meat drive down UK inflation in September
ONS says consumer price index fell to 2.4% last month from 2.7% in August UK inflation dropped further than expected last month as the falling price of meat and chocolate helped reduce some of the pressure on cash-strapped British consumers. The
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Noor Inayat Khan or Harry Maguire: Who will be on the new £50 note?5h Noor Inayat Khan or Harry Maguire: Who will be on the new £50 note?
Among the favourites are Stephen Hawking, Margaret Thatcher and war heroine Noor Inayat Khan.
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Tesla Advances in China, Buying Land for a Factory6h Tesla Advances in China, Buying Land for a Factory
Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle maker is speeding up construction of a plant in Shanghai in response to the U.S.-China trade dispute.
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6h Updated Fed Minutes Watched for Clues on Further Rate Rises, Economic Outlook
The Fed releases the minutes of its September meeting later Wednesday, providing more detail about how officials viewed the economy and their rate plans.
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Murdoch children may get up to $2bn each in 21st Century Fox sale6h Murdoch children may get up to $2bn each in 21st Century Fox sale
The family trust owns 17% stake in entertainment empire worth a little over $12bn Rupert Murdoch’s six children could each receive as much as $2bn (£1.5bn) from the sale of his 21st Century Fox global entertainment empire to Disney. Murdoch is in the final stages of
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Just Eat: How clean is your takeaway?6h Just Eat: How clean is your takeaway?
A BBC investigation finds numerous zero rated takeaways on Just Eat, the UK's biggest online platform.
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Tesla Advances in China, Buying Land Purchase for a Factory6h Updated Tesla Advances in China, Buying Land Purchase for a Factory
Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle maker is speeding up construction of a plant in Shanghai in response to the U.S.-China trade dispute.
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Tech We’re Using: An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events6h Tech We’re Using: An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events
She was a photo editor. Now she’s an events manager. Whitney Richardson discusses how her career shift at The Times has changed her tech habits.
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7h Wall St. Drops on Disappointing IBM Results, Housing Data
The three main indexes fell on Wednesday, a day after their strongest rally in seven months, as IBM snapped a run of strong earnings from blue-chip companies and disappointing housing data dragged down shares of Home Depot and homebuilders.
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Canada is Legalizing Marijuana. Here Are Some Questions, Answered.7h Canada is Legalizing Marijuana. Here Are Some Questions, Answered.
As Canada prepares to become only the second country in the world, besides Uruguay, to legalize marijuana, the country is scrambling to get ready.
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Wall Street falls back; UK inflation drops to 2.4% – business live7h Updated Wall Street falls back; UK inflation drops to 2.4% – business live
Cheaper meat and chocolate helped ease the cost of living last month
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U.S. Housing Starts Fell in September7h Updated U.S. Housing Starts Fell in September
Home construction fell last month, continuing a weak stretch driven by rising borrowing costs and expensive properties that are out of reach for most Americans.
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FTSE CLOSE: Asos delights investors; Flybe shares crash on profit warning; UK stocks in the green7h FTSE CLOSE: Asos delights investors; Flybe shares crash on profit warning; UK stocks in the green
Asos has reported its third consecutive year of double-digit sales and profit growth. The FTSE-100 index at the close was down 4.80 at 7054.60.
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IBM Shares Slide After Revenue Drop Renews Concerns7h IBM Shares Slide After Revenue Drop Renews Concerns
Shares of International Business Machines fell Wednesday after the company, just three quarters removed from a nearly six-year string of shrinking revenue, reported another drop in its top line.
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Cost of living squeeze eases as UK inflation falls to 2.4% – business live8h Updated Cost of living squeeze eases as UK inflation falls to 2.4% – business live
Cheaper meat and chocolate helped ease the cost of living last month
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Canada Makes Marijuana Legal, and a National Experiment Begins8h Updated Canada Makes Marijuana Legal, and a National Experiment Begins
On Wednesday, Canada becomes the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, presenting the country with enormous public policy challenges.
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Average energy prices soar by a fifth just but households can still make substantial savings8h Updated Average energy prices soar by a fifth just but households can still make substantial savings
Households are in for a miserable and costly winter as energy tariffs have soared by an average of 21% (or £178) from £864 to £1,042 thanks to a steep rise in wholesale energy prices.
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What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?9h What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?
Twitter has barred hundreds of right-wing accounts for posing as soulless, “nonplayable” liberal activists.
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Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy national stadium from FA9h Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy national stadium from FA
Fulham owner Shahid Khan withdraws his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association.
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Asos beats the heatwave to increase UK sales by 23%9h Asos beats the heatwave to increase UK sales by 23%
Online retailer reports strong summer sales of activewear and beauty products
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Bank of England raises alarm over surge in high-risk lending9h Bank of England raises alarm over surge in high-risk lending
Central bank draws parallels to 2008 financial crisis in warning about leveraged loans The
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Wembley Stadium sale off after billionaire pulls out9h Wembley Stadium sale off after billionaire pulls out
The sale of Wembley Stadium has been called off after billionaire Shahid Khan withdrew his £600m offer.
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Hope for House of Fraser shoppers left with worthless gift cards 9h Updated Hope for House of Fraser shoppers left with worthless gift cards 
Since being bought by Sports Direct, House of Fraser has reportedly started posting out e‑vouchers which can be used on the House of Fraser website.
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BBC is set to scrap free TV licences for over 75s9h Updated BBC is set to scrap free TV licences for over 75s
The scheme currently provides a saving of £150.50 to those eligible, believed to be around 4.46million homes. But it runs out in 2020 and the BBC is consulting on its future.
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Google to Charge Phone Makers for Android Apps in Europe9h Updated Google to Charge Phone Makers for Android Apps in Europe
To comply with a European antitrust ruling, Google will begin charging a licensing fee of handset makers.
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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana9h Updated Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.
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Asos: Animal print and plus-size clothing boost profits10h Asos: Animal print and plus-size clothing boost profits
Plus-size clothes and button-through dresses also boost profits at the online fashion retailer.
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Virgin Money raises the rate on its online Double Take E-Saver to 1.42%10h Updated Virgin Money raises the rate on its online Double Take E-Saver to 1.42%
This makes it the next best rate easy-access account after Marcus by Goldman Sachs at 1.5%. But Virgin limits you to making two withdrawals a year, while Marcus comes with a 0.15% bonus.
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Compare your power bills faster: New service will find cheapest deals and switch you automatically 10h Updated Compare your power bills faster: New service will find cheapest deals and switch you automatically 
Weflip is free to use and continuously searches the market for the cheapest gas and electricity deals. If it can save you at least £50 a year on your annual energy bill after exit fees.
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10h Updated Netflix Reports Strong User Growth
Netflix exceeded expectations for adding new subscribers during the third quarter, reporting strong user growth in international markets. Shares jumped after-hours.
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News Analysis: No, Trump’s Tax Cut Isn’t Paying for Itself (at Least Not Yet)10h Updated News Analysis: No, Trump’s Tax Cut Isn’t Paying for Itself (at Least Not Yet)
Federal revenues rose slightly in the 2018 fiscal year. But that doesn’t mean the $1.5 trillion tax cut is bringing in more revenue than it’s losing.
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Google unshackles Android-device-makers11h Google unshackles Android-device-makers
Phone and tablet companies will be able to experiment with alternative versions of Android.
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Chinese firm fined $1.3bn for illegal production of rabies vaccine11h Chinese firm fined $1.3bn for illegal production of rabies vaccine
Changchun Changsheng had blended different batches of vaccine fluid, says state media.
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Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body11h Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body
Company is first Chinese member of Partnership on AI, following, Google, Apple, Facebook and others The AI ethics body formed by five of the largest US corporations has expanded to include its first Chinese member, the search firm Baidu. The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society – known as the Partnership on AI (PAI) – was
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Jailed anti-fracking activists freed by appeal judges11h Jailed anti-fracking activists freed by appeal judges
Three anti-fracking activists jailed for a protest at a site in Lancashire have been freed by the Court of Appeal.
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VW boss says switch to electric vehicles could cost 14,000 jobs at the manufacturer11h VW boss says switch to electric vehicles could cost 14,000 jobs at the manufacturer
VW ceo Herbert Diess said new demands to reduce CO2 emissions across car ranges could see the brand having to meet a target of one in every three vehicles sold being electrified.
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11h Updated Facebook Accused of Failing to Disclose Ad Errors Sooner
Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers.
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Asos shares surge as profits climb sharply11h Asos shares surge as profits climb sharply
Asos has reported a double-digit rise in annual profits and revenues and stepped up its ambitions for further growth despite tough conditions facing the retail sector.
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The Hackers at Your Smart Door: New Cyberdefenses Planned for Connected Devices12h Updated The Hackers at Your Smart Door: New Cyberdefenses Planned for Connected Devices
Two SoftBank-backed companies are teaming up to thwart hackers pummeling some of the cyberworld’s most vulnerable targets (think lightbulbs and thermostats).
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Where are house prices rising the fastest?12h Where are house prices rising the fastest?
Some regions have seen property prices rise by more than 6% in the past year, official figures show.
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Harvard - should race count in university admissions?12h Harvard - should race count in university admissions?
The elite US university faces a legal challenge over its student selection policy but denies unfairness.
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Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September12h Updated Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September
Consumer prices fall by more than expected in September, dropping to 2.4%.
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Save a fortune at Christmas (without being a Scrooge)  12h Updated Save a fortune at Christmas (without being a Scrooge)  
Christmas Day is just less than ten weeks away, so while it may still feel too soon for high street stores to be rolling out their festive stock, now really is the time to start planning your shopping.
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Flat-rate state pension will rise by 2.6% or £4.25 a week to £168.60 next April12h Updated Flat-rate state pension will rise by 2.6% or £4.25 a week to £168.60 next April
It comes after consumer inflation for September was recorded below expectations at 2.4%, according to Office for National Statistics data today.
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Buyout firms circle £1bn warranty giant D&G13h Buyout firms circle £1bn warranty giant D&G
A cluster of buyout firms will table takeover offers this week for Domestic & General (D&G), the warranty provider which is also weighing plans for a stock market comeback.
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Inflation drops sharply to 2.4 per cent as food is cheaper in the shops13h Inflation drops sharply to 2.4 per cent as food is cheaper in the shops
The drop in inflation is significantly sharper than expected. Forecasts had expected it to move from 2.7 per cent in August to 2.6 per cent in September.
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VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Government needs to end the plague of cold calling with a blanket ban13h Updated VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Government needs to end the plague of cold calling with a blanket ban
Has any good ever come from a cold call? After all, those who make them are seeking to sell goods or services you never knew you wanted at often inflated prices.
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House price growth lowest in five years13h House price growth lowest in five years
Annual house price growth has slowed to a five-year low according to official figures.
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Sexism in the City: How the gender pay gap goes all the way to the very top of corporate Britain 13h Updated Sexism in the City: How the gender pay gap goes all the way to the very top of corporate Britain 
Emma Walmsley, the chief executive of drugs giant Glaxosmithkline, is only paid around half as much as Frenchman Pascal Soriot who leads rival Astrazeneca.
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Flybe shares sink on profit warning13h Updated Flybe shares sink on profit warning
Airline expects an annual loss of £12m after taking a hit from the weak pound and higher fuel costs.
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Flybe sees more than a third of its market value wiped out in minutes13h Flybe sees more than a third of its market value wiped out in minutes
The low-cost UK carrier said it will now make an adjusted loss of around £12million for the year to the end of March 2019.
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How to track down your share of the £100billion in lost accounts 13h Updated How to track down your share of the £100billion in lost accounts 
It’s not just pensions that go astray. There are billions of pounds stuck in dormant bank accounts, old life insurance policies, children’s savings funds and unclaimed premium bond winnings.
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13h Small Stocks Have Lost Their Edge
Instead of being insulated, small companies are actually more likely than larger ones to be impacted by investors’ big new worry: rising interest rates.
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Flat-rate state pension will rise by 2.6% or £4.25 a week to £164.35 next April13h Updated Flat-rate state pension will rise by 2.6% or £4.25 a week to £164.35 next April
It comes after consumer inflation for September was recorded below expectations at 2.4%, according to Office for National Statistics data today.
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Asos delivers double-digit growth for third year running helping shares to bounce 14%13h Updated Asos delivers double-digit growth for third year running helping shares to bounce 14%
Online fashion firm Asos came out fighting today with its third consecutive year of double digit sales growth. The stellar full-year results saw Asos' shares bounce back by 14 per cent in early trading.
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Crest Nicholson issues profit warning as house sales in London slow14h Crest Nicholson issues profit warning as house sales in London slow
Uncertainty over Brexit puts off buyers in the capital and south-east during autumn The housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned that profits will be lower than expected because of slowing sales in London and the south-east, where
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Love Island breast enlargement ad banned14h Updated Love Island breast enlargement ad banned
A TV ad showing young women with breast implants feeling "amazing" is banned by advertising watchdog.
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Lower food prices sends inflation lower14h Lower food prices sends inflation lower
The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in September after hitting a six-month high in August.
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Your Money: The Public Student Loan Forgiveness Rescue Hasn’t Gone Well So Far14h Your Money: The Public Student Loan Forgiveness Rescue Hasn’t Gone Well So Far
Federal relief for public servants needed its own relief effort. Nearly 30,000 have applied for the “temporary expanded” plan. Nobody has qualified yet.
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FTSE LIVE: Asos delights investors; Flybe shares crash on profit warning; UK stocks in the green14h Updated FTSE LIVE: Asos delights investors; Flybe shares crash on profit warning; UK stocks in the green
Asos has reported its third consecutive year of double-digit sales and profit growth. The news sent its shares up 14 per cent, helping to stem some of the decay of recent months.
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UK inflation falls to 2.4% in September14h UK inflation falls to 2.4% in September
The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in September after hitting a six-month high in August.
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Take the hassle out of switching bank accounts: Savings platforms prove a hit14h Updated Take the hassle out of switching bank accounts: Savings platforms prove a hit
Hargreaves Lansdown Active Savings has pulled in £100m in five weeks following its launch. It comes hot on the heels of Raisin UK, which attracted 15,000 customers since arriving in May.
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Inflation falls to lower than expected 2.4%15h Inflation falls to lower than expected 2.4%
Inflation fell to a lower than expected 2.4% in September according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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UK inflation slips to 2.4% in September15h UK inflation slips to 2.4% in September
The UK inflation rate slipped slightly in September after hitting a six-month high in August.
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THE PRUDENT INVESTOR: How to shelter your savings from the stock market storm 15h Updated THE PRUDENT INVESTOR: How to shelter your savings from the stock market storm 
Ouch! The past few weeks have been extremely painful for those of us who have pensions and other stock market investments. Shares that had soared in recent years were hammered.
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Nuisance callers cost my 84-year old uncle £10,000 in 9 months15h Nuisance callers cost my 84-year old uncle £10,000 in 9 months
While accompanying his uncle Brian to his local Barclays branch to close and old account, Andrew Green (pictured with wife Lesley) caught a glimpse of Brian's current account on a computer screen.
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The plot to write off cheques by banks and businesses15h The plot to write off cheques by banks and businesses
Many utility and insurance firms are among the companies that no longer accept them. It means people who still rely on them, such as the elderly, are being forced to forgo the cheapest deals.
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UK inflation rate to set state pension increases – business live15h Updated UK inflation rate to set state pension increases – business live
September’s Consumer Prices Index, released at 9.30am, will set public sector pay increases and the ‘triple lock’ for state pensions
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Uber Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion Ahead of Possible IPO15h Updated Uber Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion Ahead of Possible IPO
The ride-hailing company recently received proposals from banks valuing it at as much as $120 billion in an initial public offering that could take place early next year.
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Asos still in fashion as profits and sales keep soaring15h Updated Asos still in fashion as profits and sales keep soaring
Shares in the online fast fashion retailer recover some ground on strong results.
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Saudi Money Flows Into Silicon Valley, and With It Qualms15h Updated Saudi Money Flows Into Silicon Valley, and With It Qualms
Silicon Valley faces a potentially unsettling fact following international backlash over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the possible murder of a journalist: The kingdom is now the largest single funding source for U.S. startups.
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Canada cashes in on legal cannabis15h Canada cashes in on legal cannabis
The legalisation of cannabis in Canada could have a huge impact on the country's economy.
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The plot to write off cheques16h Updated The plot to write off cheques
Many utility and insurance firms are among the companies that no longer accept them. It means people who still rely on them, such as the elderly, are being forced to forgo the cheapest deals.
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Flybe profit alert as consumer demand weakens17h Flybe profit alert as consumer demand weakens
Airline Flybe has warned full-year profits will be lower than expected after it saw a weakening in consumer demand over recent weeks.
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Housebuilder profit alert amid Brexit uncertainty17h Housebuilder profit alert amid Brexit uncertainty
Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned that profits will be lower than expected after buyers were put off by "political and economic uncertainties".
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Netflix Keeps Adding Subscribers, and Market Investors Could Profit17h Updated Netflix Keeps Adding Subscribers, and Market Investors Could Profit
Netflix’s report was the first from one of the big tech companies that helped drive the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index to a record last month.
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If you’ve been sent bank details by email, be warned17h If you’ve been sent bank details by email, be warned
There’s only one protection from ‘push-payment’ fraud … vigilanceBoth of these letters are depressingly similar and should be a warning to everyone who banks online.
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Netflix shares leap after subscriber surge17h Netflix shares leap after subscriber surge
Shares in online streaming service Netflix have risen 14% in after-hours trading after it reported a better-than-expected seven million increase in subscribers.
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Advertisers Allege Facebook Failed to Disclose Key Metric Error for More Than a Year19h Updated Advertisers Allege Facebook Failed to Disclose Key Metric Error for More Than a Year
Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers.
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April Bloomfield Breaks Her Silence About Harassment at Her Restaurants 21h Updated April Bloomfield Breaks Her Silence About Harassment at Her Restaurants
The Spotted Pig chef finally speaks about her role in the abuse scandal that has enveloped her and her partner, Ken Friedman.
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US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU21h US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU
The US wants to negotiate three separate trade deals, but talks with the UK would start after Brexit.
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United Boosts Profit Outlook as Fares Climb22h Updated United Boosts Profit Outlook as Fares Climb
The No. 3 U.S. airline reports revenue growth pushed past higher jet-fuel costs as it increased passenger capacity at its hubs.
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Canada Is Legalizing Cannabis. Here’s What You Need to Know.22h Updated Canada Is Legalizing Cannabis. Here’s What You Need to Know.
As Canada prepares to become only the second country in the world, besides Uruguay, to legalize marijuana, the country is scrambling to get ready.
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Marijuana Legalization in Canada Has Companies Chasing a Green Rush22h Marijuana Legalization in Canada Has Companies Chasing a Green Rush
The decision by Canada to become the first major economy to fully legalize marijuana this month has created a new, multibillion dollar industry.
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NPR Names The Houston Chronicle’s Nancy Barnes Its Editorial Director23h Updated NPR Names The Houston Chronicle’s Nancy Barnes Its Editorial Director
Ms. Barnes will take over a position last officially held by Michael Oreskes, who resigned last November amid allegations of sexual harassment.
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Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year23h Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year
Bankers have told Uber that its public offering could be worth $120 billion. That puts it in rare company with the likes of Facebook and Alibaba.
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HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered pull out of Saudi event23h Updated HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered pull out of Saudi event
The withdrawals follow tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
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Utilities Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires. But Who Wins When the Lights Go Out?24h Updated Utilities Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires. But Who Wins When the Lights Go Out?
Citing safety concerns, power companies in California are shutting down electricity when and where the hazard is greatest. Consumer advocates see a strong-arm strategy to change liability law.
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Pensioners forced to wait an extra nine months to qualify for Winter Fuel Payments24h Updated Pensioners forced to wait an extra nine months to qualify for Winter Fuel Payments
Around 11.9 million people were eligible for payments to help with heating costs in 2017/18. But the qualifying age for winter 2018/19 has been changed in line with the rising State Pension age.
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Why dumping rubbish is a waste of money24h Why dumping rubbish is a waste of money
Dumping rubbish is a waste of valuable resources, says Arthur Huang - and his company is showing why.
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‘School for politicians’ gets a taste of power24h ‘School for politicians’ gets a taste of power
Tired of corruption, business people in Brazil come together to forge a new generation of lawmakers.
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24h Updated Wall St. Rallies Over 2 Percent With Earnings, Data Boost
U.S. stocks surged more than 2 percent on Tuesday after upbeat earnings reports from major companies including UnitedHealth and Goldman Sachs and solid economic data, as equities rebounded from a recent sharp sell-off.
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Should universities consider ethnicity in admissions?24h Should universities consider ethnicity in admissions?
Harvard has been accused of racial bias in picking students. Should universities really consider ethnic backgrounds?
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The loss of the great romantics24h The loss of the great romantics
The majority of those tricked out of money after meeting people on dating sites lost more than £2,000.
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John Lewis battles to win back customers: But will the gimmicks REALLY work? 24h John Lewis battles to win back customers: But will the gimmicks REALLY work? 
Out-of-hours shopping is one of three personal shopping services being launched by John Lewis as managing director Paula Nickolds prepares for a crucial Christmas at the department store.
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Love Island breast surgery ads banned24h Love Island breast surgery ads banned
Adverts for breast enhancement surgery shown during the reality show Love Island have been banned for being "irresponsible and harmful".
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DAILY BRIEFING: Savers slash amount they hand to fund manager Blackrock amid turbulent markets25h DAILY BRIEFING: Savers slash amount they hand to fund manager Blackrock amid turbulent markets
The US firm was given £8.3bn of extra cash in the third quarter of 2018 – its lowest for more than two years, and down from record investment last year.
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Tax row over Royal Mail golden hello: New boss Rico Black paid no UK tax on £5.8m sweetener25h Tax row over Royal Mail golden hello: New boss Rico Black paid no UK tax on £5.8m sweetener
Rico Back was paid the money as part of a deal to renegotiate his contract – triggering outrage from campaigners who felt he was being given special treatment.
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Small businesses given right to challenge lenders over unfair treatment25h Small businesses given right to challenge lenders over unfair treatment
The FCA said it was widening access to the Financial Ombudsman Service amid concerns that many firms and charities lack the resources to settle disputes with banks.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Overpaid fund managers and bosses are an insult to shareholders25h ALEX BRUMMER: Overpaid fund managers and bosses are an insult to shareholders
For an insight into what is wrong with governance in Britain's boardrooms and shareholder democracy, one needs to look no further than testimony given to the Commons business committee.
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MARKET REPORT: Lagging Legoland takes the magic out of Merlin Entertainments with shares dipping 8%25h MARKET REPORT: Lagging Legoland takes the magic out of Merlin Entertainments with shares dipping 8%
The theme park operator revealed revenues were down in its Legoland Parks unit so far this year, blaming a temporary closure in Shanghai and the lack of a Lego movie to boost customer visits.
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Square Feet: With Change Bubbling, San Francisco’s Chinatown Strives to Stay Authentic25h Square Feet: With Change Bubbling, San Francisco’s Chinatown Strives to Stay Authentic
As leases run out and merchants retire, entrepreneurs are stepping in with upscale restaurants and shops, while aging enterprises strive to remain relevant.
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Delayed Obama-Era Rule on Student Debt Relief Is to Take Effect25h Updated Delayed Obama-Era Rule on Student Debt Relief Is to Take Effect
A federal judge has opened the door for tens of thousands of borrowers to have their debt forgiven, delivering a blow to the Education Department, which opposed the rule.
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How California is changing the US25h How California is changing the US
In privacy law, marijuana and minimum wage, California is shaping national debate.
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Britain falls to eighth place in WEF global competitiveness index25h Britain falls to eighth place in WEF global competitiveness index
UK drops two places as World Economic Forum warns Brexit holds risk of further decline Britain has dropped two places to eighth in an influential global competitiveness index, with the risk of Brexit further damaging its international standing. The World Economic Forum (WEF), which runs the annual
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Netflix adds more subscribers than thought25h Updated Netflix adds more subscribers than thought
The firm added nearly seven million subscribers in the quarter against a forecast of five million.
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By Adding Patents, Drugmaker Keeps Cheaper Humira Copies Out of U.S.25h Updated By Adding Patents, Drugmaker Keeps Cheaper Humira Copies Out of U.S.
Cheaper copies of the world’s biggest-selling drug will roll out across Europe after a key European patent for Humira expires, but U.S. patients and insurers will have to wait to access less-expensive versions of the blockbuster drug.
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Dreams of Big Profits as Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada25h Dreams of Big Profits as Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada
The decision by Canada to become the first major economy to fully legalize marijuana this month has created a new, multibillion dollar industry.
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26h Updated Netflix Reports Strong Growth in New Users
Netflix exceeded expectations for adding new subscribers during the third quarter, reporting strong user growth in international markets.
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More choice for older homeowners who want to unlock cash from their properties26h More choice for older homeowners who want to unlock cash from their properties
Over the past two years, the number of equity release deals on offer has more than doubled from 58 in August 2016 to 139 in August 2018, according to the Equity Release Council.
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Watchdog orders payday lenders to compensate customers sold loans they could never pay26h Watchdog orders payday lenders to compensate customers sold loans they could never pay
The Financial Conduct Authority has written to 150 payday-lending bosses ordering them to compensate customers after complaints from borrowers more than trebled this year.
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Are Investors Anxious? Just Look at BlackRock’s Results26h Updated Are Investors Anxious? Just Look at BlackRock’s Results
The world’s largest asset manager reported a 27 percent increase in its earnings last quarter. But that strong rise masked an increase in investor outflows.
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26h Wall St. Jumps More Than 2 Percent After Earnings, Data
U.S. stocks surged more than 2 percent on Tuesday after upbeat earnings reports from major companies, including UnitedHealth and Goldman Sachs, and solid economic data, as equities rebounded from a recent sharp sell-off.
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Dreams of Big Profits as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada27h Updated Dreams of Big Profits as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada
The decision by Canada to become the first major economy to fully legalize marijuana this month has created a new, multibillion dollar industry.
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Netflix surges on strong subscriber growth27h Netflix surges on strong subscriber growth
The firm added nearly seven million subscribers in the quarter against a forecast of five million.
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Will Your Face Be Enough to Get You on a Plane?27h Will Your Face Be Enough to Get You on a Plane?
According to a new proposal from the T.S.A., facial recognition might eventually replace passports and other forms of ID at airport security checkpoints.
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Walmart rises despite lower profit forecast28h Walmart rises despite lower profit forecast
The US retailer is battling to retain its place as world's largest retailer.
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Breakingviews: Goldman Sachs Needs to Sweat One Asset Much Harder: Its Staff28h Breakingviews: Goldman Sachs Needs to Sweat One Asset Much Harder: Its Staff
David Solomon, the company’s new chief executive, needs to work out how to make his employees more productive.
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Google Will Charge Phone Makers to Pre-Install Apps in Europe28h Updated Google Will Charge Phone Makers to Pre-Install Apps in Europe
Alphabet’s Google will start charging device manufacturers fees to pre-install Google apps on devices running the company’s Android operating system in Europe.
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U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Increases for 16th Month in a Row28h U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Increases for 16th Month in a Row
U.S. manufacturers increased their capacity for the 16th straight month in September, fresh evidence that a strengthening economy is helping to propel an industrial rebound.
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28h Updated Saudi Backlash Threatens U.S. Startups
Silicon Valley faces a potentially unsettling fact following international backlash over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the possible murder of a journalist: The kingdom is now the largest single funding source for U.S. startups.
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28h Wall St. Rallies Back With Earnings Boost
U.S. stocks surged on Tuesday after upbeat earnings reports from major companies including UnitedHealth and Goldman Sachs and solid economic data, as equities rebounded from a recent sharp sell-off.
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Lyft Picks Underwriters for Offering28h Updated Lyft Picks Underwriters for Offering
Ride-hailing firm Lyft recently selected underwriters for an IPO that is likely to take place in the first half of 2019. The firm’s valuation is expected to top the $15.1 billion it was valued at earlier this year.
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Uber targets $120bn valuation for 2019 flotation – report28h Uber targets $120bn valuation for 2019 flotation – report
Valuation would make ride-hailing app worth more than three times as much as Ford
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Four Seasons adviser quits in governance row29h Four Seasons adviser quits in governance row
An adviser to Four Seasons Health Care has quit amid a row over governance, underlining the precarious nature of attempts to secure the long-term future of Britain's biggest care home operator.
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Federal Judge Approves Musk, Tesla Settlements With SEC29h Updated Federal Judge Approves Musk, Tesla Settlements With SEC
A federal judge approved settlements between Elon Musk, Tesla and securities regulators over the chief executive’s August tweet saying he had secured funding to take the auto maker private.
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Audi, Admitting to Role in Diesel-Cheating Scheme, Agrees to Pay Major Fine30h Audi, Admitting to Role in Diesel-Cheating Scheme, Agrees to Pay Major Fine
The big penalty is another blow to the reputation of Volkswagen’s luxury car division as well as the German auto industry.
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30h Updated U.S. Job Openings Topped 7 Million for the First Time
American employers had more than seven million unfilled jobs for the first time on record this summer, a number eclipsing unemployed workers by a record 902,000.
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Ladbible saves 200 jobs through Unilad rescue30h Ladbible saves 200 jobs through Unilad rescue
Social media-first publisher Ladbible has snapped up rival Unilad following its financial collapse earlier this month.
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30h Strong Blue-Chip Results Power Wall St. Rally
The three main Wall Street indexes rose more than 1.5 percent on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from blue-chips such as Johnson & Johnson and Goldman Sachs eased jitters over the impact of rising interest rates and tariffs on corporate profits.
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Unilad web publisher bought by LADbible30h Unilad web publisher bought by LADbible
The move safeguards more than 200 jobs at the viral publisher, which collapsed with debts of £6.5m.
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Paul G. Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at 6530h Paul G. Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at 65
Mr. Allen and Bill Gates started the company in 1975, helping to usher in the personal computing revolution. He died after a recurrence of cancer.
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What Canada Can Learn from California on Marijuana Legalization30h What Canada Can Learn from California on Marijuana Legalization
A New York Times correspondent who has covered the legalization of marijuana in California offers some suggestions on what Canadians may expect.
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Canadians Already Smoke a Lot of Pot. Now It’s About to Become Legal.30h Canadians Already Smoke a Lot of Pot. Now It’s About to Become Legal.
More than 40 percent of Canadians have tried marijuana. How will legal pot change the culture of Canada, a country known for politeness, maple syrup, hockey and, perhaps soon, high-grade bud?
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Wall Street on track for best day in six months, as markets rally - business live30h Wall Street on track for best day in six months, as markets rally - business live
British pay packets are growing at their fastest rate since the financial crisis, as firms struggle to recruit
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City female boss quits, chaps sigh relief. The old system grinds on | Stefan Stern31h City female boss quits, chaps sigh relief. The old system grinds on | Stefan Stern
The resignation of Sacha Romanovitch from Grant Thornton shows ‘responsible capitalism’ still has a long way to go Which senior business leader
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Wall Street rallies, as UK wage growth accelerates – business live31h Updated Wall Street rallies, as UK wage growth accelerates – business live
British pay packets are growing at their fastest rate since the financial crisis, as firms struggle to recruit
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How to Respond When the Market Turns31h How to Respond When the Market Turns
The long bull market in the United States has looked fragile lately. In our quarterly report on investing, we offer insights, analysis and some humor that may help you deal with it all.
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FTSE CLOSE: London market bounces back; Pound climbs to over $1.32 on strong jobs update31h FTSE CLOSE: London market bounces back; Pound climbs to over $1.32 on strong jobs update
The FTSE 100 closed 0.4 per cent, or 30.18 points higher at 7,059.40.
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Prescription Drugs Power Johnson & Johnson Results31h Updated Prescription Drugs Power Johnson & Johnson Results
Johnson & Johnson reported higher revenue and profit for the third quarter, as improved pharmaceutical sales helped offset weakness in its medical-device business.
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31h Updated U.S. Job Openings Topped 7 Million This Summer
American employers had more than seven million unfilled jobs for the first time on record this summer, reflecting a historically tight labor market.
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What should investors do as global market turmoil strikes again?31h Updated What should investors do as global market turmoil strikes again?
The age-old question of what investors should do amid stormy markets has once again resurfaced following sharp falls. We get some tips from the experts.
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Audi Settles Diesel Engine Probe for Almost $1 Billion31h Updated Audi Settles Diesel Engine Probe for Almost $1 Billion
Audi agreed to pay a fine of $927 million to settle a German fraud investigation related to diesel engines that contained illegal software to manipulate emissions.
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Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist32h Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts.
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Finding Lost Apples and Reviving a Beloved Cider32h Finding Lost Apples and Reviving a Beloved Cider
George Washington was among the many fans of Newark cider, a long-missing treat now being recreated by a former ad man on a mission.
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How leading think-tank is urging the Chancellor to launch a tax raid on pensions 32h How leading think-tank is urging the Chancellor to launch a tax raid on pensions 
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has urged the Government to change current rules allowing pension pots to be passed tax-free when the holder dies before age 75.
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Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination32h Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination
Episodes involving discriminatory behavior by the region’s growing Chinese work force have unsettled many Kenyans, particularly at a time when their government seeks closer ties with China.
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DealBook: When Business Executives Become Reluctant Statesmen32h DealBook: When Business Executives Become Reluctant Statesmen
Without a strong stance from Washington to give them cover, top executives have been on their own dealing with Saudi Arabia, a country that has shown itself capable of holding a grudge.
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Paddy Power Betfair fined after stolen cash is gambled through its website32h Updated Paddy Power Betfair fined after stolen cash is gambled through its website
The bookmaker failed to stop stolen cash being gambled through its website, the regulator says.
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Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Helped Pioneer the PC Industry32h Updated Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Helped Pioneer the PC Industry
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died just two weeks after revealing that a cancer he successfully received treatment for several years ago had returned.
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U.S. Deficit Swells in Fiscal 2018 as Tax Cuts Take Bite33h Updated U.S. Deficit Swells in Fiscal 2018 as Tax Cuts Take Bite
The federal deficit widened 17% last year amid higher government spending and flat revenues following last year’s tax cut.
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