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Honeywell Cuts Profit Outlook on Expected Spinoff Impacts14m Honeywell Cuts Profit Outlook on Expected Spinoff Impacts
Honeywell International lowered its profit guidance to reflect the spinoffs in its home and transportation businesses, while also reporting positive quarterly results.
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P&G Posts Strongest Sales Growth in Five Years19m Updated P&G Posts Strongest Sales Growth in Five Years
Procter & Gamble reported stronger sales in the latest quarter, driven by gains in the beauty segment, as the consumer-products giant seeks to snap a stretch of lackluster growth.
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Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms22m Updated Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms
Amazon executives have made a fresh round of visits to several of the 20 finalists for its $5 billion second-headquarters project, fueling added anticipation as it nears a decision in a process that has stretched over more than a year.
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UK public sector borrowing falls to its lowest rate since 2007 crash24m UK public sector borrowing falls to its lowest rate since 2007 crash
Philip Hammond is under huge pressure to loosen the purse strings in his Budget later this month after Theresa May pledged to end austerity.
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Tech Startups Stoke Market for IPOs27m Updated Tech Startups Stoke Market for IPOs
After years on the stock market’s sidelines, a number of highly valued Silicon Valley companies are gearing up to go public as soon as next year. Among the IPO candidates are ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, and data-mining specialist Palantir Technologies.
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Global Stock Markets Show Mixed Results Day After Big Drop on Wall St.36m Updated Global Stock Markets Show Mixed Results Day After Big Drop on Wall St.
Concerns over China’s economy continue to weigh on investors.
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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg43m Updated Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg
The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.
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China Growth Slows to 6.5%; Finance Officials Try to Soothe Worried Investors45m Updated China Growth Slows to 6.5%; Finance Officials Try to Soothe Worried Investors
China’s economic expansion slowed to its weakest pace since the financial crisis, as top financial regulators launched an extraordinary coordinated effort to calm jittery investors.
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Breakingviews: China May Need to Relax Its Lending Rules to Improve Economic Growth50m Breakingviews: China May Need to Relax Its Lending Rules to Improve Economic Growth
The nation’s officials are trying to encourage spending, but the Chinese credit system may need a shake-up to make money flow more freely.
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Why Big Tech Keeps Trying Its Hand at Hardware54m Updated Why Big Tech Keeps Trying Its Hand at Hardware
Google, Amazon and Microsoft are making lots of new devices, but what they’re really selling are touchpoints.
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Should you take your staff on a corporate away day? We review four of the best1h Updated Should you take your staff on a corporate away day? We review four of the best
While low-key activities like a game of pool or even a pub visit may suffice for some companies, there is value in offering more thrilling and novel experiences to help a team bond.
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China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms - as it happened1h 8m China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms - as it happened
Economic growth of 6.5% in the third quarter was the weakest since early 2009 and is expected to slow further as the effects of China’s trade war with the US take hold
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How the petrol and diesel ban will work1h 8m Updated How the petrol and diesel ban will work
It's no surprise vehicles are polluting, so why now for announcing a ban on sales?
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image1h 9m Updated Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image
Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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DowDuPont to Record $4.6 Billion Charge as Agriculture Unit Suffers1h 9m Updated DowDuPont to Record $4.6 Billion Charge as Agriculture Unit Suffers
DowDuPont’s agriculture unit is taking a $4.6 billion charge in the third quarter after the business lowered long-term expectations on sales and profits, underscoring the challenges agribusinesses are facing in the Americas.
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Gender letter: Toppled Men Are Down, but Not Necessarily Out1h 12m Gender letter: Toppled Men Are Down, but Not Necessarily Out
Most powerful men who’ve re-emerged after sexual misconduct claims haven’t faced Louis C.K.-levels of scrutiny and debate. Here is how they’ve regained ground, and how some downfalls were more like payouts.
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Who Will Be the Face of the £50 Bill? Probably Not a Soccer Player Riding a Unicorn1h 14m Who Will Be the Face of the £50 Bill? Probably Not a Soccer Player Riding a Unicorn
The Bank of England isn’t taking nominations yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from offering names and placing bets.
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Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus1h 15m Updated Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus
The boss of housebuilding firm Persimmon tells the BBC he'd "rather not talk about" his £75m bonus.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Its Image1h 25m Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Its Image
Facebook has hired one of Britain’s best-known politicians as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms - business live1h 27m Updated China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms - business live
Economic growth of 6.5% in the third quarter was the weakest since early 2009 and is expected to slow further as the effects of China’s trade war with the US take hold
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U.S.-Saudi Defense Ties on Track to Weather Controversy1h 57m U.S.-Saudi Defense Ties on Track to Weather Controversy
Controversy surrounding the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is unlikely to derail the multibillion-dollar relationship that makes Saudi Arabia a top customer of U.S. defense firms, experts say.
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Persimmon CEO walks away from interview when asked about £75m bonus – video2h Persimmon CEO walks away from interview when asked about £75m bonus – video
The Persimmon CEO, Jeff Fairburn, walked off camera during a BBC interview after being asked about his £75m bonus. At the time the bonus, reduced from £110m after a
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Fairytale homes for sale - in pictures2h Fairytale homes for sale - in pictures
Make your own history in these fantastic houses, from Suffolk to the Highlands
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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market2h Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market
The Environment Agency is to probe claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.
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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs2h Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs
Former UK deputy prime minister to move to Silicon Valley in January Facebook has hired Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, as its head of global affairs and communications. Clegg, 51, has been hired as Facebook struggles to cope with mounting political pressure over issues including fake news, data protection and the threat of government regulation.
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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs2h Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs
Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as the head of its global affairs and communications team.
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Quaker Bets Oat Milk Is More Than Just a Passing Fad2h Quaker Bets Oat Milk Is More Than Just a Passing Fad
Quaker Oats, a unit of PepsiCo, will enter the fast-growing market for plant-based milk alternatives with a version based on the grain that made it famous.
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Grand Central has given a boost to house prices in Yorkshire and the North-East2h Grand Central has given a boost to house prices in Yorkshire and the North-East
Which? has questioned 14,000 passengers and asked for their verdicts on rail operators’ punctuality, reliability, availability of seats, value for money, standing room and even the state of the loos
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Volkswagen offers more incentives to unload old diesels2h Updated Volkswagen offers more incentives to unload old diesels
A VW spokesman confirmed to This is Money that 'there are no plans in the UK currently to launch a similar scheme'.
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DealBook Briefing: It May Be Business (Almost) as Usual With Saudi Arabia3h Updated DealBook Briefing: It May Be Business (Almost) as Usual With Saudi Arabia
Despite many high-profile protests against the kingdom, many organizations are trying to find ways to preserve ties with the Saudis and their wealth.
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Pension savers suffering terminal illness at risk of 40% IHT bills3h Pension savers suffering terminal illness at risk of 40% IHT bills
Ian Browne, pension expert at Quilter said that the law is on the side of HMRC, but 'that doesn’t make the current rules around pension death benefits any less cruel'.
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Government borrowing in September lowest since 20073h Updated Government borrowing in September lowest since 2007
The drop may give Chancellor Philip Hammond room for manoeuvre in the upcoming Budget on 29 October.
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eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads3h eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads
The auction site says it is acquiring Motors.co.uk, making it a "leading alternative" to Auto Trader.
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Will Nissan stay once Britain leaves? How one factory explains the Brexit business dilemma – podcast3h Will Nissan stay once Britain leaves? How one factory explains the Brexit business dilemma – podcast
In the 1980s, Thatcher’s government sold Britain as ‘a gateway to Europe’. Nissan came to Sunderland and thrived – but now its future is uncertain
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The usefulness of useless robots: Chips with Everything podcast3h The usefulness of useless robots: Chips with Everything podcast
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jordan-erica-webber">Jordan Erica Webber
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CBS Has a New Head of Programming: David Nevins of Showtime3h Updated CBS Has a New Head of Programming: David Nevins of Showtime
More than a month after Les Moonves departed as chief executive, the company promoted a veteran executive with Hollywood bona fides.
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Shells ends National Gallery sponsorship – to delight of campaigners3h Updated Shells ends National Gallery sponsorship – to delight of campaigners
Twelve-year deal, which had sparked environmental protests, expired in January Shell has ended its 12-year sponsorship of the National Gallery, to the delight of campaigners who have fought to keep fossil fuel financing out of the arts. The partnership with the Anglo-Dutch firm has made the London art gallery the target of protests over the years, including
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Franchised dealership has revised its underlying pre-tax profits down to £50m3h Franchised dealership has revised its underlying pre-tax profits down to £50m
Shares in car dealer Pendragon plunged 20% today after it issued a profit warning as sales and stock were hit by the launch of a new European Union vehicle emissions testing regime
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Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?3h Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?
The electric car company has suffered amid U.S.-China trade tensions. Its plan to go local in China faces some stiff obstacles.
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Wall Street Loves These Three Letters. The Rest of Us Should Be Wary. 3h Wall Street Loves These Three Letters. The Rest of Us Should Be Wary.
The C.L.O., a cousin of the mortgage-related product that malfunctioned a decade ago, has become one of the hottest investments on Wall Street.
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UK government borrowing target back on track4h UK government borrowing target back on track
£800m fall in borrowing on same month last year gives chancellor a large budget war chest Philip Hammond’s plan to bring down the government’s annual borrowing was back on track last month after
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How to improve your finances in your 20s and 30s4h Updated How to improve your finances in your 20s and 30s
In recent years, I have had many friends and family ask me advice as to how to maximise their wealth and make sure they will be comfortable in later years.
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Standout retail stocks that are bucking the High Street blues and could be worth bagging4h Updated Standout retail stocks that are bucking the High Street blues and could be worth bagging
The well-documented troubles gripping the UK’s High Streets have brought a wide-spread malaise over the retail sector, with most retail stocks coming under pressure.
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Warning as retirement pots suffer because pension funds are being badly invested4h Updated Warning as retirement pots suffer because pension funds are being badly invested
Pensioners who take a tax-free lump sum and go into income drawdown – which leaves the rest invested in funds that provide an income – are finding their money is no longer in the stock market.
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Hammond given budget boost as borrowing falls4h Hammond given budget boost as borrowing falls
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been given a boost in the run up to the budget with borrowing falling to its lowest level in more than a decade last month.
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Corner Office: Mark Hoplamazian of Hyatt Hotels on Airbnb and Why Stupid Questions Are Smart4h Corner Office: Mark Hoplamazian of Hyatt Hotels on Airbnb and Why Stupid Questions Are Smart
A lifer within the Pritzker organization, Mr. Hoplamazian reorganized the family business during an acrimonious feud, then took over the hotel chain.
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Asian family buys £475m London office group LEO4h Asian family buys £475m London office group LEO
A portfolio of upmarket serviced offices in London is finally being sold for about £475m to a wealthy Asian family two years after its owners launched an auction of the business.
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Japan Caved to Trump on Trade Talks. Now the Real Haggling Begins.5h Japan Caved to Trump on Trade Talks. Now the Real Haggling Begins.
Tokyo could offer minor concessions to give Washington a face-saving deal, but already the U.S. is signaling a tough stance on autos and agriculture.
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Wall Street Loves These Three Letters. Main Street Should Be Wary. 5h Wall Street Loves These Three Letters. Main Street Should Be Wary.
The C.L.O., a cousin of the mortgage-related product that malfunctioned a decade ago, has become one of the hottest investments on Wall Street.
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Five Artificial Intelligence Insiders in Their Own Words5h Five Artificial Intelligence Insiders in Their Own Words
Data and tech expects share their takes on the current A.I. revolution
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Weapons: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?5h Weapons: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?
A push for a global agreement on autonomous weapons is stalled, much to the chagrin of advocates who believe a treaty is urgently needed.
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The Computer Chauffeur Is Creeping Closer5h The Computer Chauffeur Is Creeping Closer
Fully autonomous cars are years away, but it’s the automobile where artificial intelligence could have a critical role for the greatest number of people.
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Provident Financial on track to deliver profit5h Provident Financial on track to deliver profit
Doorstep lender Provident Financial’s home credit collections were still about ten per cent below historic levels in the third quarter after undergoing a business restructuring
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Intu shares rocket as property mogul John Whittaker ramps up offer for shopping centre group5h Intu shares rocket as property mogul John Whittaker ramps up offer for shopping centre group
The Manchester Trafford Centre and Lakeside owner is in Whittaker's cross hairs. A consortium led by his Peel Group has proposed a combined acquisition price of 215p per share for Intu.
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How to boost your income from your Airbnb with these interior design tips5h Updated How to boost your income from your Airbnb with these interior design tips
These interior design tips can bring a five-star hotel level of luxury to a home, and increase the level of bookings you obtain on Airbnb.
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Lakeside and Metrocentre owner boosted by £2.9bn bid6h Lakeside and Metrocentre owner boosted by £2.9bn bid
Shares in shopping centre owner Intu jump as it mulls a takeover bid from a consortium of investors.
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China’s Growth Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade6h China’s Growth Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade
Slowdowns in investment and retail sales are cooling one of the world’s most important economic engines. As the trade war with the U.S. intensifies, the downturn could get worse.
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Average energy prices soar by a fifth just but households can still make substantial savings6h 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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Banks closures: 13 million people have lost half of local branches6h Banks closures: 13 million people have lost half of local branches
Where have all the branches gone? BBC analysis finds nearly 6,000 local banks have closed since 2010.
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Alcohol free beer sales rise 25% while consumers see savings and health benefits6h Updated Alcohol free beer sales rise 25% while consumers see savings and health benefits
Sales of alcohol free and low alcohol beers are rising substantially as more people choose to drink it as a lifestyle choice.
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Is Aberdeen property market really the best in 20 years, now oil prices are on the up?6h Updated Is Aberdeen property market really the best in 20 years, now oil prices are on the up?
Aberdein Considine, a firm based in Scotland, has released a report which shows that the buyer's market is the lowest it has been since 2006, when the average property price was at £159,634.
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Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs6h Updated Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs
The government’s 2040 deadline for shifting to electric-powered cars criticised as 'unambitious'.
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No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president6h No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president
Akio Toyoda says apprehension is growing as Brexit negotiations continue The president of Toyota has said a no-deal
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China’s Economy Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade7h Updated China’s Economy Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade
Slowdowns in investment and retail sales are cooling one of the world’s most important growth engines. As the trade war with the U.S. intensifies, the downturn could get worse.
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UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption7h UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption
Exclusive: Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans
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China economic growth slowest since global crash8h China economic growth slowest since global crash
China's economy has grown at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis as the trade war with the US and moves to tackle mounting debt starts to bite.
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Mike Pompeo Warns Panama Against Doing Business With China8h Mike Pompeo Warns Panama Against Doing Business With China
China is the second-biggest user of the Panama Canal, and Washington worries about Panama becoming a beachhead for Chinese influence.
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The bad behavior of the richest: what I learned from wealth managers8h The bad behavior of the richest: what I learned from wealth managers
The habits of the wealthiest mirror the supposed ‘pathologies’ of the poor. But while those in poverty are called lazy, the rich are dubbed bon vivants
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No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies, says Stena Line9h No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies, says Stena Line
Ferry operator Stena Line, which owns three UK ports, warns of disruption to food imports.
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White House Approves a Tax Rule Meant to Help Distressed Areas10h Updated White House Approves a Tax Rule Meant to Help Distressed Areas
A proposed regulation could unlock billions of dollars in investment for so-called opportunity zones.
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The Titanic’s Artifacts Are About to Change Hands. Here’s What’s for Sale.10h Updated The Titanic’s Artifacts Are About to Change Hands. Here’s What’s for Sale.
Salvaged items have been the focus of a tussle over who gets to own a part of the ocean liner’s history. The likely buyers, three hedge funds, are willing to pay $19.5 million.
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StarKist Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing and Faces $100 Million Fine11h StarKist Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing and Faces $100 Million Fine
The Justice Department said the company admitted to its role in a conspiracy to manipulate the price of canned and ready-to-eat tuna.
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Stocks Fall (Again) as China Concerns Become a Drag12h Updated Stocks Fall (Again) as China Concerns Become a Drag
A sharp decline in Chinese stocks set the tone for the tech-driven drop.
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Ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2032, urge MPs12h Ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2032, urge MPs
A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should be brought forward by eight years to 2032 to encourage the take-up of electric vehicles , MPs have said.
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Companies Split on U.S. Exit From Postal Pact Benefiting China13h Companies Split on U.S. Exit From Postal Pact Benefiting China
Many American companies applauded the country’s move to pull out of an international postal agreement, but some organizations worried it could crimp the flow of global e-commerce.
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Inflation Is Back---and Unilever, Nestlé Are Taking Advantage14h Updated Inflation Is Back---and Unilever, Nestlé Are Taking Advantage
Two of the world’s largest consumer-goods companies, Unilever and Nestlé, reported stronger sales as a wave of inflation in many markets emboldened them to raise prices.
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U.S. Startup Accuses Huawei of Trying to Steal Its Technology14h Updated U.S. Startup Accuses Huawei of Trying to Steal Its Technology
An escalating battle between the U.S. and China for tech supremacy is playing out in federal court between Huawei and a Silicon Valley startup backed by Microsoft.
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New Amazon office for Manchester as firm expands14h New Amazon office for Manchester as firm expands
Amazon is to create more than 1,000 more research and development jobs across England and Scotland.
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US economy under Trump: Is it the best in history?15h US economy under Trump: Is it the best in history?
Is the US economy under President Trump the best it's ever been?
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MPs call for ban on petrol and diesel car sales by 203215h MPs call for ban on petrol and diesel car sales by 2032
UK risks falling behind global switch to electric vehicles with ‘unambitious’ target of 2040, says committee MPs have urged ministers to bring forward their ban on new petrol and diesel car sales by eight years to 2032, to avoid the UK being left “in the passenger seat” in the global switch to electric vehicles. Government
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Karen Attiah, Jamal Khashoggi’s Editor, on the Writer and His Work16h Karen Attiah, Jamal Khashoggi’s Editor, on the Writer and His Work
In the wake of Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance, his editor at The Washington Post has emerged as a leading voice of protest and grief.
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Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering16h Updated Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering
Data-mining giant Palantir Technologies is weighing an initial public offering likely to be among the largest in recent years.
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Higher Costs Hit PPG16h Higher Costs Hit PPG
Paint and coatings maker PPG Industries said higher prices and cost cuts weren’t enough to cover rising expenses for its ingredients.
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Signal Search: Cellphone Service After Major Hurricanes16h Updated Signal Search: Cellphone Service After Major Hurricanes
Persistent cellular site outages after Hurricane Michael left many first responders and residents of Panama City, Fla., unable to reach loved ones or those in need of help for several days. Here’s how cellphone service fared after recent major storms that made landfall in the U.S.
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Karen Attiah, Jamal Khashoggi’s Editor, Speaks About the Writer and His Work16h Karen Attiah, Jamal Khashoggi’s Editor, Speaks About the Writer and His Work
In the wake of Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance, his editor at The Washington Post has emerged as a leading voice of protest and grief.
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The £190bn cost of global tax dodging: Economic think tank calls for crackdown17h The £190bn cost of global tax dodging: Economic think tank calls for crackdown
Facebook paid just £15.8m of UK corporation tax last year, despite revenues of £1.3bn. Meanwhile, Cadbury owner Mondelez has paid no net tax through its main UK arm since 2010.
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DAILY BRIEFING: Former O2 boss plays down rumours he is in the running to take the helm at BT17h DAILY BRIEFING: Former O2 boss plays down rumours he is in the running to take the helm at BT
Ronan Dunne, a senior vice-president at US telecoms giant Verizon, said: ‘I have the privilege of working with a company that is leading the world in 5G, so there is a ton of exciting stuff to be done.’
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Bookie cashes in on internet betting boom: Ladbrokes owner GVC reports a 28% surge in online takings17h Bookie cashes in on internet betting boom: Ladbrokes owner GVC reports a 28% surge in online takings
The company completed its £3.2bn takeover of Ladbrokes Coral in March, bringing two of the most established names in bookmaking under the same roof as brands such as Foxy Bingo.
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Chinese-backed Cypriot airline Cobalt goes bust leaving hundreds of passengers stranded17h Chinese-backed Cypriot airline Cobalt goes bust leaving hundreds of passengers stranded
Cobalt, which was backed by Avic Joy Air, operated flights to 23 destinations in Europe, including Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Manchester, as well as Russia and the Middle East.
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CITY DIARY: Morgan Stanley staff swoon over US actor Patrick Dempsey17h CITY DIARY: Morgan Stanley staff swoon over US actor Patrick Dempsey
Hollywood studmuffin Patrick Dempsey, 52, best known for playing Dr Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd in hospital drama in Grey’s Anatomy, popped in to do research this week for a future role.
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Unilever bounces back after spat with investors17h Unilever bounces back after spat with investors
Just a day after boss Paul Polman spoke to us about his botched attempt to base the company in the Netherlands, Unilever said business has picked up as it sold more products at higher prices.
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Amazon creates 600 technology jobs in Manchester17h Amazon creates 600 technology jobs in Manchester
Online retailer to expand R&D operations in the city as well as in Edinburgh and Cambridge
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Operators in Fatal Duck Boat Accident Say They Owe Families Nothing, Citing Obscure 1851 Law17h Operators in Fatal Duck Boat Accident Say They Owe Families Nothing, Citing Obscure 1851 Law
The companies are trying to use an old maritime law to limit their liability. A survivor of the accident, which killed 17 in Branson, Mo., said it was insulting.
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17h Wall St. Slides as Saudi Arabia, Italy Add to Economic Concerns
U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia, further denting investors' appetite for risk amid global trade tensions and rising interest rates.
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Common Sense: Sears’s Edward Lampert Was a Wizard. Now He’s Coming to Terms With Failure.18h Updated Common Sense: Sears’s Edward Lampert Was a Wizard. Now He’s Coming to Terms With Failure.
Sears went bankrupt under the financier’s leadership. For the first time since the bankruptcy, Mr. Lampert speaks publicly about how he got it wrong.
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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, Canada Begins a National Experiment18h Updated Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, Canada Begins a National Experiment
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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Marijuana Legalization in Canada Has Companies Chasing a Green Rush18h Updated 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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18h Wall St. Drops on Italy, Saudi Arabia Worry
U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia, denting investors' appetite for risk.
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Opioid Makers Ask Counties for Proof of Harm18h Updated Opioid Makers Ask Counties for Proof of Harm
As the number of opioid lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and other drug manufacturers reaches 1,500 and counting, the companies are pushing their adversaries to offer specific details to back up their claims.
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EU leaders ready to help May sell Brexit deal to parliament18h EU leaders ready to help May sell Brexit deal to parliament
PM will be backed in building ‘coalition of the reasonable’ in desperate bid to avoid no deal EU leaders are preparing to back Theresa May in building a “coalition of the reasonable” in the UK parliament, in a desperate bid to
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18h Wall St. Slides on Saudi Arabia, Italy Concerns
U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
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Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes19h Updated Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes
Amazon won’t say a word about where it plans to put its much-hyped second headquarters. But there is a growing consensus that it will go across the river from Washington.
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6 Emerging Players in A.I.19h 6 Emerging Players in A.I.
From Singapore to Israel, countries besides the United States and China are striving to play a role in the field of artificial intelligence.
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Uber Borrows $2 Billion in Debut Bond Sale19h Updated Uber Borrows $2 Billion in Debut Bond Sale
Uber Technologies sold its first-ever bonds, issuing $2 billion of debt to fund operations as it prepares for an IPO expected next year.
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Wheels: Women Get Feet in the Door of the Car Design Boys’ Club20h Wheels: Women Get Feet in the Door of the Car Design Boys’ Club
Their numbers remain small, but more women are being trained for the jobs that determine how our cars look and feel.
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20h Wall Street Slides on Weak Earnings, Hawkish Fed, Saudi Concerns
U.S. stocks sank more than 1 percent on Thursday as weak industrial earnings raised worries about rising expenses and the impact of tariffs, adding to concerns over higher borrowing costs after hawkish commentary in the Federal Reserve's minutes.
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After Cobalt, will any more European airlines go bust?20h After Cobalt, will any more European airlines go bust?
The Cypriot carrier has gone the way of Primera Air and Monarch. What is going on in Europe’s aviation industry Cobalt
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Bill Gates: How Paul Allen Changed My Life20h Updated Bill Gates: How Paul Allen Changed My Life
When other high school kids were sneaking out of the house to go partying, Paul and I would sneak out at night to go use the computers in a lab at the University of Washington, Bill Gates recalls in a remembrance.
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The Fed is ignoring Trump: this is a fight he cannot win | Nils Pratley20h The Fed is ignoring Trump: this is a fight he cannot win | Nils Pratley
The president has attacked Jerome Powell again, but the central bank is simply dealing with economic reality In the past month Donald Trump
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How the Hedge Fund Manager Running Sears Cut His Losses20h Updated How the Hedge Fund Manager Running Sears Cut His Losses
Edward S. Lampert, who leads the struggling retailer, has taken control of valuable real estate and businesses.
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Banks to check account names to beat transfer fraud20h Banks to check account names to beat transfer fraud
‘Confirmation of payee’ system will stymie increasingly sophisticated criminal scams Name checks will be carried out when UK bank customers send money to other people from next year in a bid to halt a rising tide of bank transfer fraud. At the moment, anyone wanting to transfer money is asked for the recipient’s account name, account number and sort code. However, the bank does not currently check if the account name is correct.
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Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period21h Updated Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period
Theresa May says both sides are determined to reach a deal, despite no major breakthrough.
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Sky warns Disney and Discovery of no-deal Brexit blackout21h Sky warns Disney and Discovery of no-deal Brexit blackout
Broadcasters would need new licences for Sky to carry them on UK and Ireland service Sky has delivered an ultimatum to broadcasters including Disney and Discovery to sort out their post-Brexit licensing plans by the end of 2018 or face being taken off its pay-TV service. Sky has sent the deadline letter because it needs to know the licensing plans of its channel partners to make sure it abides by European broadcasting regulations in the event of a no-deal Brexit in March.
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21h Wall Street Hit by Weak Industrial Earnings, Hawkish Fed
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as weak earnings reports from industrials raised worries about rising expenses and the impact of tariffs, adding to concerns over higher borrowing costs after hawkish commentary in the Federal Reserve's minutes.
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UK and US pull out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi22h UK and US pull out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi
UK trade secretary, Liam Fox, and US Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, join others in boycotting economic forum in Riyadh Liam Fox, the UK trade secretary, and the US Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, joined key European partners in pulling out out of a major economic forum in Saudi Arabianicknamed Davos in the desert, in response to the alleged murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Reports of Khashoggi’s gruesome murder at the hands of a gang of 15 men with links to the Royal Court has already led to many Western media firms and bankers to pull out, and the political lead today from Fox and Mnuchin is likely to accelerate the boycott of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh next week.
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This Is the Most Lucrative Moment in History to Catch Bass22h This Is the Most Lucrative Moment in History to Catch Bass
A rivalry between two tournament fishing circuits has slapped the industry like a 10-pound largemouth to the face.
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UK retail sales drop; China fears weigh on markets - as it happened22h UK retail sales drop; China fears weigh on markets - as it happened
All the day’s economic and financial news, as UK shoppers tighten their belts and cut back on food
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The firms defying pressure over Saudi summit22h The firms defying pressure over Saudi summit
The US Treasury Secretary now shuns the event amid fears for missing journalist but some firms are still going.
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ESA underpayment: Who is entitled to backdated benefits?22h ESA underpayment: Who is entitled to backdated benefits?
There are 180,000 people who may be owed money from the Department for Work and Pensions.
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Netflix’s Cash-Fueled Road to Streaming Dominance23h 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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Bumper year for income investors with the FTSE 100 set for 10% dividend growth23h Updated Bumper year for income investors with the FTSE 100 set for 10% dividend growth
The record £89.8billion payout means the Footsie's yield - dividends as a proportion of share prices - is set to be about 4.3 per cent, according to research by investments firm AJBell.
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23h Wall Street Drops After Weak Industrial Earnings, Hawkish Fed
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as weak earnings reports from industrials raised worries over rising expenses and the impact of tariffs, adding to concerns of higher borrowing costs after hawkish commentary in the Federal Reserve's minutes.
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This 51 year-old was impressed with One Young World23h This 51 year-old was impressed with One Young World
One might expect, at an event attended by hundreds of 18-30 year olds from around the world in one of Europe's most attractive cities, to be kept up all night by hotel doors banging, drunken singing and goodness knows what else.
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UK retail sales drop; rate fears weigh on Wall Street - business live23h Updated UK retail sales drop; rate fears weigh on Wall Street - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as UK shoppers tighten their belts and cut back on food
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Ugh, Green Bubbles! Switching From Apple to Android Is Hard23h Updated Ugh, Green Bubbles! Switching From Apple to Android Is Hard
Apple has erected some high walls around its iPhone users. Those who wish to leave iOS have to do some climbing, and moving out of the iMessage ecosystem takes several steps.
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Cobalt Air warns passengers that all flights are cancelled24h Cobalt Air warns passengers that all flights are cancelled
Cypriot carrier says operations are suspended and asks travellers not to go to airports The Cypriot airline Cobalt Air has cancelled all its flights and indefinitely suspended operations, advising customers not to go to the airport. Cobalt, which was based at Larnaca airport, had operated since 2016 and flew to 23 destinations. In the UK, the airline operated flights at Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Manchester. It cancelled all flights from 11.50pm on Wednesday night, the airline said in
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Unbuttoned: The Season of Peak Sneaker Silliness24h Updated Unbuttoned: The Season of Peak Sneaker Silliness
Sneakers increasingly seem like the Dutch tulips of today. Which means the bubble may be about to burst.
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New name check safeguard to help prevent customers transferring money to fraudsters24h New name check safeguard to help prevent customers transferring money to fraudsters
Banks will check names on payments to help combat fraud where people are tricked into transferring money.But industry has been criticised for not introducing this sooner.
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Liam Fox pulls out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi24h Liam Fox pulls out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi
International trade secretary joins others in boycotting economic forum in Riyadh Liam Fox has pulled out of an economic forum in Saudi Arabia likely to be boycotted by other international leaders and corporations following the alleged murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Britain’s international trade secretary had been due to attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh next week, but the gathering, also known as Davos in the Desert, has been the subject of growing controversy as gruesome details emerged of the journalist’s apparent death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform24h Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform
Choosing the right DIY platform is crucial but a wealth of choice and changes to charges have left many investors scratching their heads. We pick some of the best.
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Inflation Is Back---and Consumer-Goods Giants Are Taking Advantage24h Updated Inflation Is Back---and Consumer-Goods Giants Are Taking Advantage
Two of the world’s largest consumer-goods companies, Unilever and Nestlé, reported stronger sales as a wave of inflation emboldened them to raise prices.
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Edward Lampert, the Hedge-Fund Star Who Bet on Sears, Is Unrepentant24h 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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Novartis to Buy Cancer-Drug Maker Endocyte for $2.1 Billion24h Updated Novartis to Buy Cancer-Drug Maker Endocyte for $2.1 Billion
Novartis said it would buy cancer-drug maker Endocyte for $2.1 billion, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant’s latest move to refocus on higher-value medicines.
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Shell boss hopes Saudi tensions will not hit supply25h Shell boss hopes Saudi tensions will not hit supply
The head of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has warned that the crisis over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should not be allowed to shake the security of energy supply.
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New Look to pull out of China with closure of 120 stores25h New Look to pull out of China with closure of 120 stores
Fashion chain’s decision comes as it continues to face tough conditions on UK high street
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UK retail sales drop; trade war fears hit Chinese markets - business live25h Updated UK retail sales drop; trade war fears hit Chinese markets - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as UK shoppers tighten their belts and cut back on food
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Gatwick plans using emergency runway to increase flight capacity25h Gatwick plans using emergency runway to increase flight capacity
London’s second airport hopes to rival Heathrow with 70m passengers a year by 2032 Gatwick is proposing to spend £500m to widen its emergency runway and bring it into
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UK retail sales slide as shoppers buy less food after summer splurge - business live25h Updated UK retail sales slide as shoppers buy less food after summer splurge - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as UK shoppers tighten their belts and cut back on food
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Firms defy pressure over Saudi conference26h Updated Firms defy pressure over Saudi conference
Some big names are still going despite diplomatic drop outs amid fears for missing journalist.
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Tell us: have you retired early? What are the realities?26h Tell us: have you retired early? What are the realities?
If you have taken steps to retire early or left the workforce earlier than usual we would like to hear from you
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Food sales fell to their lowest since October 2015 last month26h Food sales fell to their lowest since October 2015 last month
While food sales slipped after the scorching summer last month, shoppers drove total retail sales up 1.2 per cent in the three months to September.
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Publicis Plans to Sell Part of Health-Care Unit26h Updated Publicis Plans to Sell Part of Health-Care Unit
Advertising giant Publicis reported sales growth just below Wall Street expectations and said it plans to sell part of its health-care business as part of a broader review, the latest sign of contraction on Madison Avenue.
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Bill Gates: What I Loved About Paul Allen26h Updated Bill Gates: What I Loved About Paul Allen
When other high school kids were sneaking out of the house to go partying, Paul and I would sneak out at night to go use the computers in a lab at the University of Washington, Bill Gates recalls in a remembrance.
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United, Delta Climb on Business-Class Demand26h 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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MSC Orders Four Luxury Ships; Rooms Cost Up to $14,000 a Week26h MSC Orders Four Luxury Ships; Rooms Cost Up to $14,000 a Week
Swiss-based MSC Cruises is ordering four ultraluxury cruise ships worth $2.3 billion, marking its entry into a growing market that caters to the wealthiest travelers.
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Minister pulls out of Saudi summit over missing journalist26h Minister pulls out of Saudi summit over missing journalist
Dr Liam Fox has pulled out of a conference in Saudi Arabia, following pressure for the government to take a firmer stance over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Thatcher, Noor Inayat Khan ... or Del Boy? Battle launched to be face of new £5026h Thatcher, Noor Inayat Khan ... or Del Boy? Battle launched to be face of new £50
The UK’s first female PM, a Muslim war hero and David Jason among suggestions to appear on polymer note The announcement that the Bank of England is to introduce a redesigned polymer £50 note has sparked speculation as to who might feature on it. The Bank says it will seek public nominations via “a character selection process”. Campaigners have already begun backing their favourites. The political blog Guido Fawkes has started to petition for Margaret Thatcher to be the face of the UK’s highest denomination note. The petition, which features a mock-up of how the note might look, has already attracted more than 11,000 signatures.
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Unilever reports sales boost after HQ row but investors unimpressed26h Unilever reports sales boost after HQ row but investors unimpressed
A 3.8% rise in third quarter for firm behind Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Dove soap Unilever, which this month was forced to scrap plans to move its headquarters from London to Rotterdam after a shareholder rebellion, said a hot summer across Europe and a recovery in Brazil boosted sales in the third quarter. The firm behind brands such as Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Dove soap reported a 3.8% rise in underlying sales to €12.5bn (£11bn) during the three months to the end of September.
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DealBook Briefing: SoftBank’s Big Saudi Problem26h Updated DealBook Briefing: SoftBank’s Big Saudi Problem
The Japanese company became the most powerful tech investor with $45 billion from Saudi Arabia. Now that money is causing it some headaches.
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Name checks to begin on bank payments27h Updated Name checks to begin on bank payments
A recipient's name will be as critical as the account number and sort code when transferring money from July.
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On Soccer: Their Arsenal. Their Shares. For Now. 27h On Soccer: Their Arsenal. Their Shares. For Now.
When the billionaire Stan Kroenke moved to take full control of Arsenal in August, he was required to buy all outstanding shares in the club. For hundreds of fans who owned shares, the news that they would lose them changed a relationship irrevocably.
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Customers will miss out on £408million of interest in a year as full rate rise is not passed on27h Customers will miss out on £408million of interest in a year as full rate rise is not passed on
Long-suffering savers were cheered when the Bank of England hiked its base rate in August from 0.5% to 0.75% - the second rise since November 2017.
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Addison Lee drives £300m deal in Uber fight27h Addison Lee drives £300m deal in Uber fight
Addison Lee, the British taxi group fighting an increasingly intense turf war with rivals such as Uber, is plotting a £300m refinancing that will strengthen its warchest for future takeovers.
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When council leaders petition No 10 to end austerity, things are bad | Polly Toynbee28h When council leaders petition No 10 to end austerity, things are bad | Polly Toynbee
Labour councils have had enough. As another round of devastating cuts looms, the leader of Newcastle council has gone to the sourceWith the budget barely more than a week away, the queue of desperate petitioners would stretch down Whitehall far out of sight. If
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Consumer-Goods Giants Ride a Wave of Inflation28h Consumer-Goods Giants Ride a Wave of Inflation
Two of the world’s largest consumer-goods companies, Unilever and Nestlé, reported stronger sales as a wave of inflation in many markets emboldened them to raise prices.
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Food sales drop as barbecue summer ends28h Updated Food sales drop as barbecue summer ends
Sales of food saw their steepest drop in three years last month as the summer splurge ended.
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Nuisance callers cost my 84-year old uncle £10,000 in 9 months28h Updated 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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Slum landlord fined £22,000 for leaving tenants with no fire alarms and no glass in the windows28h Updated Slum landlord fined £22,000 for leaving tenants with no fire alarms and no glass in the windows
Following a complaint from a tenant, a environmental health officer inspected the property to find eight unrelated occupants sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities - against regulations.
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Do you need to act now if you want to buy a new home before Brexit?28h Updated Do you need to act now if you want to buy a new home before Brexit?
With so much uncertainty surrounding what Brexit will look like, some homebuyers and sellers may delay making decisions until after March next year. But is this a good move?
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 The Titanic’s Artifacts Are About to Change Hands. Here’s What’s for Sale.29h The Titanic’s Artifacts Are About to Change Hands. Here’s What’s for Sale.
Salvaged artifacts have been the focus of a tussle over who gets to own a part of the ocean liner’s history. Three hedge funds are willing to pay $19.5 million, at least.
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Gatwick sets out plans to use standby runway29h Gatwick sets out plans to use standby runway
Gatwick has set out plans to bring its standby runway into routine use for departing flights by the mid-2020s.
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Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists29h Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists
Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book.
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Day of shops refusing to accept cash could be near, says Natalie Ceeney29h Updated Day of shops refusing to accept cash could be near, says Natalie Ceeney
How would you react if a shop you used regularly stopped taking cash? Industry expert Natalie Ceeney describes how the death of physical money could unfold.
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UK retail sales in steepest drop since March29h UK retail sales in steepest drop since March
Sales volumes fell by 0.8% in September as customers spent less on food after the hot summer.
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UK retail sales drop as shoppers buy less food - business live29h UK retail sales drop as shoppers buy less food - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as the World Trade Organisation rails against protectionism
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Retail sales slide as appetite for food dips29h Retail sales slide as appetite for food dips
Retail sales fell by a worse than expected 0.8% in September after a slide in demand at food stores following a bumper summer, official figures showed.
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New Look to close 120 stores in China exit30h New Look to close 120 stores in China exit
New Look has confirmed plans to close its remaining 120 stores in China after deciding its below-par sales and profits did not justify continued investment in the country.
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Cypriot budget airline Cobalt has suspended operations30h Updated Cypriot budget airline Cobalt has suspended operations
The low-cost carrier, which flew to several UK destinations, cancelled all flights from midnight.
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Noor Inayat Khan or Harry Maguire: Who will be on the new £50 note?30h Updated 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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Facebook Finds Hack Done by Spammers, Not Foreign State30h Facebook Finds Hack Done by Spammers, Not Foreign State
The company believes the hackers who accessed 30 million accounts masqueraded as a digital marketing firm and were driven by greed, not ideology.
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30h 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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Minister backing fracking drive has never visited shale site30h Minister backing fracking drive has never visited shale site
Energy minister Claire Perry, who has defended fracking admits she has ‘not yet had the opportunity’ to visit any site The minister spearheading the UK’s renewed push for fracking has admitted she has never been to a shale gas well. In the week that
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Passengers warned as airline suspends flights31h Passengers warned as airline suspends flights
Passengers have been warned not to turn up for flights booked on low-cost carrier Cobalt after it suspended operations indefinitely.
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New Cyberdefenses to Protect Your Smart Appliances From Hackers31h New Cyberdefenses to Protect Your Smart Appliances From Hackers
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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Ebay sues Amazon over claims it poached sellers32h Ebay sues Amazon over claims it poached sellers
Online marketplace eBay has filed a US lawsuit against Amazon claiming the retail giant used eBay's internal messaging system to poach its sellers.
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Dyson awards shortlist includes solutions to plastic waste and water pollution32h Dyson awards shortlist includes solutions to plastic waste and water pollution
‘Potato Plastic’ and a river-cleaning robot are among 20 contenders for this year’s prestigious global prize Cutlery made from
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Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty33h Updated Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty
The White House says postal rates set via the 144-year-old global pact give Chinese firms an 'unfair' advantage.
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Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s.33h Updated Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s.
The chief executive of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son, and his ambitious Vision Fund, are deeply enmeshed with the oil-rich kingdom, which has promised to invest $45 billion.
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Fed Plans to Continue Raising Rates, Despite Trump’s Ire34h Updated 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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Trump Opens New Front in His Battle With China: International Shipping34h Trump Opens New Front in His Battle With China: International Shipping
The United States is withdrawing from a treaty that lowered costs for Chinese companies to ship packages here, part of President Trump’s efforts to punish China.
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34h Updated 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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Australia to target Google and Yahoo under internet piracy crackdown34h Australia to target Google and Yahoo under internet piracy crackdown
Search engines would be forced to remove or demote results for piracy websites under new laws The federal government will target search engines as it expands a crackdown on internet piracy, making it harder for Australians to illegally download free movies and music. In a move hailed by the Australian film industry, the government on Thursday introduced legislation to parliament that would effectively expand the list of websites that companies could seek to have blocked.
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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator34h Updated 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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The Graduates34h The Graduates
The designers of Vaquera have press, buzz and talent. Can they quit their day jobs now?
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New York to Settle Inquiry of Rent-to-Own Trailer Park Firms34h New York to Settle Inquiry of Rent-to-Own Trailer Park Firms
The agreement, which the attorney general’s office could announce Thursday, would give people who signed leases the right to recoup their deposits.
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