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Mike Ashley to close three House of Fraser stores4h Mike Ashley to close three House of Fraser stores
Sports Direct tycoon has been unable to agree terms with landlords of outlets in Edinburgh, Hull and SwindonThe troubled retailer House of Fraser is to shut three stores and is considering the closure of a fourth after its new owner, Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley, failed to agree terms with their landlords. Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United Football Club, recently
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Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster5h Updated Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster
US cable giant wins rare blind auction process set by the UK's Takeover Panel with £30bn offer.
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Comcast Beats Out Fox to Acquire Sky5h Updated Comcast Beats Out Fox to Acquire Sky
Comcast topped 21st Century Fox in a weekend auction for Sky, winning the British broadcaster with a $38.8 billion bid that ends a monthslong takeover battle and promises Comcast a greatly expanded international footprint.
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FAA Bill Leaves Out Change Fee Oversight5h Updated FAA Bill Leaves Out Change Fee Oversight
Congressional lawmakers have left a proposal to regulate airline “change fees” out of a bill authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration’s operations.
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 Aldi and Lidl on way to eclipse rivals in 3 years 5h Updated Aldi and Lidl on way to eclipse rivals in 3 years
The German discounters are growing so fast that their combined share of the grocery market could eclipse Asda and Sainsbury’s by 2021.
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 Has Ryanair chief asked BA boss to take over his job? 6h Has Ryanair chief asked BA boss to take over his job?
The meeting with Willie Walsh at a London restaurant in July was quickly followed by speculation at Ryanair's head office that O'Leary was on the brink of stepping down.
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 Tensions mount ahead of crunch Unilever vote  6h Tensions mount ahead of crunch Unilever vote 
Top shareholders in Unilever have raised fears that arcane powers may be used to swing a crucial vote to allow the company to shift its head office to Rotterdam.
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 Regulation is crippling banks, says Barclays chairman John McFarlane 6h Regulation is crippling banks, says Barclays chairman John McFarlane
As the six-month countdown to Brexit begins, the 71-year-old Barclays chairman is optimistic the Square Mile will not wither and die as the UK is cut loose from the European Union.
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 MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Dividend rises as Finsbury Food profits hit £17m 6h MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Dividend rises as Finsbury Food profits hit £17m
Finsbury Food makes goods with almost universal appeal – cakes, bread, buns and morning pastries. But the business has just been through an extremely tough year.
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 HAMISH MCRAE: Why financial markets are a step ahead 6h HAMISH MCRAE: Why financial markets are a step ahead
The S&P 500, the largest US companies, keeps hitting new highs. Meanwhile, the pound is actually a bit stronger than it was a month ago against both the dollar and the euro.
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 Exhibition firm behind London Vet Show could go up for sale for £300m 6h Exhibition firm behind London Vet Show could go up for sale for £300m
City sources said the private equity owners of CloserStill Media have appointed bankers from DC Advisory Partners to find a buyer for the business.
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 Good at sharing? Then why not grab your own piece of a £100m bonanza  6h Good at sharing? Then why not grab your own piece of a £100m bonanza 
People happy to share their car, driveway and home with strangers – for a fee – are collectively expected to earn more than £100million in tax-free cash this year.
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 Police set to probe RBS action group following our 12-month investigation 6h Police set to probe RBS action group following our 12-month investigation
The Ministry of Justice is preparing to hand the City of London Police a dossier on the RBoS Shareholders Action Group, co-founded by businessman Gerard Walsh.
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 Next beats the high street gloom as it proves prepared for the internet age 6h Next beats the high street gloom as it proves prepared for the internet age
The store, run by Tory peer Lord Wolfson, has arrested last year’s profit decline despite a challenging high street economy, analysts say.
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 Classically trained singer Carly Paoli tells how she makes the high notes  6h Classically trained singer Carly Paoli tells how she makes the high notes 
Singer Carly Paoli would increase funding for music and drama lessons if she were Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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 How to give your child the cheapest gap year 6h How to give your child the cheapest gap year
If your child is keen to pack a rucksack for the adventure of a lifetime, the key is to give them plenty of pre-planning advice. Follow our eight-point guide.
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 So which of the four big new funds should be in your portfolio?  6h So which of the four big new funds should be in your portfolio? 
Shares in the funds will trade on the London Stock Exchange and the aim will be to make money for long-term investors – and, of course, the managers themselves.
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 MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Tempted to play the market? Games maker Sumo Group is going super-Sonic  6h MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Tempted to play the market? Games maker Sumo Group is going super-Sonic 
Games have become more sophisticated and more diverse and Sumo Group is ideally placed to take advantage of this trend.
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 ScottishPower drops cut-rate energy deal... as rival ups price 6h ScottishPower drops cut-rate energy deal... as rival ups price
Energy giant ScottishPower insists a ‘systems error’ was the reason why it suddenly reneged on a cut-rate deal to customers. Louise Zucchi (pictured) took up the deal.
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 JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Investing platform sends out message... clear as a Bell  6h JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Investing platform sends out message... clear as a Bell 
Andy Bell is a dark horse who could well be on the verge of emulating the success of Peter Hargreaves, co-founder of FTSE 100-listed investment business Hargreaves Lansdown.
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 Goldman Sachs set to unveil details of its new cutting-edge savings account 6h Goldman Sachs set to unveil details of its new cutting-edge savings account
The interest rate on offer is likely to be between two and seven times that available from mainstream banks.
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Comcast Outbids Fox for Control of British Broadcaster Sky6h Updated Comcast Outbids Fox for Control of British Broadcaster Sky
The winning bid values Sky, one of Europe’s top television companies, at about $39 billion. That’s nearly 61 percent more than Fox initially bid for Sky in 2016.
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Comcast outbids Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to win control of Sky7h Comcast outbids Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to win control of Sky
US cable giant wins auction with offer of £30bn, ending years of Murdoch control Rupert Murdoch’s control of Sky is likely to end after three decades after his 21st Century Fox company was outbid by US rival Comcast, which offered £30bn to take full control of the British-based broadcaster in a high-stakes auction. The announcement on Saturday that Comcast has emerged on top was made after both companies submitted blind bids in a highly unusual process overseen by the Takeover Panel following a two-year bidding process. Comcast bid at £17.28 per share, substantially more than Fox’s £15.67 offer.
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Sky Loss Is a Disappointment for Disney Ambitions7h Sky Loss Is a Disappointment for Disney Ambitions
Walt Disney didn’t win Sky as part of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets, but the end to the unusual bidding war leaves rival Comcast paying a sum that will benefit Disney as a minority owner of the British pay-TV operator.
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 Sky bidding war heads to £30bn: Hopes for knock-out blow of at least £17 a share 7h Updated Sky bidding war heads to £30bn: Hopes for knock-out blow of at least £17 a share
Sky could fetch almost £30billion as a bidding war between two of the world’s biggest media titans reaches a dramatic climax today.
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Comcast Beats Fox for Control of British Broadcaster Sky8h Comcast Beats Fox for Control of British Broadcaster Sky
The winning bid, in an unusual auction, values Sky at about $39 billion. The company is one of Europe’s top television companies.
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news analysis: Just Don’t Call It Privacy8h news analysis: Just Don’t Call It Privacy
Amazon, Google and Twitter executives are heading to Congress. Should legislators give consumers control over the data companies have on them?
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China Cancels Plans for Trade Talks in Washington9h China Cancels Plans for Trade Talks in Washington
The move comes shortly before President Trump’s biggest round of tariffs on Chinese goods is expected to go into effect.
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Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers10h Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers
The supermarket chain says the new biodegradable bags will be brought in at 1,400 of its stores.
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Comcast outbids Fox in auction for Sky11h Comcast outbids Fox in auction for Sky
Comcast has triumphed in the auction to buy Sky plc for £30.45bn in the biggest takeover ever seen in Europe's media industry.
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British Steel owner redeems mobile recycler 11h British Steel owner redeems mobile recycler
The owner of British Steel has struck a deal to ‎buy one of the UK's biggest recyclers of mobile phones following a scramble to secure new funding.
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Rotterdam prepared for worst when Britain crashes out of EU12h Rotterdam prepared for worst when Britain crashes out of EU
In Rotterdam, everyone assumes the UK will leave the single market and customs union. We went to see how it plans to cope with the upheavalEurope’s largest port, Rotterdam, is counting down to Brexit. “In about 200 days’ time, if nothing else happens… we will need to supervise all the goods coming in and out of the UK market,” says Roel van ’t Veld, Brexit coordinator at the Dutch customs authority. Hard Brexit or soft?
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Anne Russ Federman, the Last of Russ’s Culinary Daughters, Dies at 9713h Updated Anne Russ Federman, the Last of Russ’s Culinary Daughters, Dies at 97
She and her two sisters inherited the venerable Lower East Side appetizing store Russ & Daughters, a temple of lox, herring and so much more.
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 EMILY HARDY: Is Tesco’s discounter Jack’s a rival for Aldi or Lidl, or just an elaborate PR stunt? 14h Updated EMILY HARDY: Is Tesco’s discounter Jack’s a rival for Aldi or Lidl, or just an elaborate PR stunt?
Tesco’s new discount chain 'Jack’s', which opened its doors to customers today, was trumpeted as the supermarket’s answer to fast-growing cut-price grocers Aldi and Lidl.
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Petrol price war looms after 3p per litre drop in wholesale costs16h Petrol price war looms after 3p per litre drop in wholesale costs
Correction in pump prices, currently at four-year high, could be imminent Fuel retailers may be about to engage in a price war, the AA has said. A 3p per litre slump in wholesale costs this month suggests pump prices could be about to drop, according to the AA. This would be welcome relief for motorists who are being hit by prices at a four-year high after 11 consecutive weekly increases.
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Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA19h Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA
Fuel prices are at a four-year high, but the AA says a supermarket price war could lower costs.
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 TRUST WATCH: How to tap into fast growing firms around the world 19h Updated TRUST WATCH: How to tap into fast growing firms around the world
Run by well-known investment firm Baillie Gifford, Edinburgh Worldwide aims to grow savers' money by ploughing it into companies around the world.
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These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business?20h These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business?
Boston Dynamics often makes a splash with videos of its anthropomorphic robots. But after years of work, it is not clear who would buy them or what they would be used for.
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 Total of 99,120 residential deals in August, compared to 101,800 a year earlier 20h Updated Total of 99,120 residential deals in August, compared to 101,800 a year earlier
The number of UK properties being bought and sold fell 2.6 per cent year-on-year last month as financial barriers such as stamp duty put people off moving
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 UK Government borrowing worse than expected as Hammond prepares for the Budget 20h Updated UK Government borrowing worse than expected as Hammond prepares for the Budget
Public borrowing climbed to £6.8billion last month in a blow to Philip Hammond as he prepares for the Budget.
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When is the best time to book a hotel room for a good deal?21h When is the best time to book a hotel room for a good deal?
I made a reservation two months in advance – but now the same rooms are 25% cheaper
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Voice recognition: is it really as secure as it sounds?21h Voice recognition: is it really as secure as it sounds?
Banks and tax offices are using the technology – but some experts claim it can be duped With millions of us accustomed to barking orders at Alexa and Siri, it’s probably not surprising that voice recognition services offered by banks and other organisations are taking off in a big way. It emerged this week that HM Revenue & Customs has so far signed up about 6.7 million people to its voice identification (or “voice ID”) service, while HSBC says it has more than 10,000 people registering each week.
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Google CEO Warns Staff: Stay Nonpartisan22h Google CEO Warns Staff: Stay Nonpartisan
Google CEO Sundar Pichai warned employees in a memo against letting their personal politics affect their work as the company fends off criticism that its widely used products could be biased.
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Your Money Adviser: An Alternative to Payday Loans, but It’s Still High Cost24h Your Money Adviser: An Alternative to Payday Loans, but It’s Still High Cost
U.S. Bank has begun to offer small loans to help customers deal with unexpected expenses like a car repair. The interest rate is about 70 percent.
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Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying.24h Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying.
For more than a year, Canada’s foreign minister and the United States trade representative have been locked in intense negotiations to rewrite the trade pact.
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Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results25h Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results
Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff on Friday that the company does not alter search results for political gain.
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 These days, with free advice at your fingertips, there’s no excuse for not giving DIY a go 25h Updated These days, with free advice at your fingertips, there’s no excuse for not giving DIY a go
From total home overhauls to re-varnishing tables, floor sanding and clever upcycling tricks, these bloggers will show you how to do it and save a fortune while you’re at it
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Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’26h Updated Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.
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How do you solve catastrophic hyperinflation?27h How do you solve catastrophic hyperinflation?
What could Venezuela's government learn from these five historic cases of hyperinflation?
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U.S. Probes Drugmakers Over Free Services27h Updated U.S. Probes Drugmakers Over Free Services
Federal prosecutors are probing whether big drugmakers including Sanofi, Gilead Sciences and Biogen potentially violated laws by providing free services to doctors and patients.
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Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m28h Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m
Some 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate in the past year.
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Airbnb Wants Hosts to Be Shareholders: DealBook’s Closing Bell28h Airbnb Wants Hosts to Be Shareholders: DealBook’s Closing Bell
The start-up asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its rules on whom private companies can award equity to.
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Ministers urged to get tough on minimum wage offenders28h Ministers urged to get tough on minimum wage offenders
Companies were fined only £14m in year when staff were underpaid by £15.6m Ministers have been urged to impose tougher penalties on companies that pay their staff below the minimum wage after it emerged that the government fined companies only £14m in a year when rogue employers underpaid their staff by £15.6m. It is a criminal offence not to pay the minimum wage, and the maximum fine is 200% of every penny underpaid. Firms found in breach must also repay staff all the money they are owed.
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Fox and Comcast prepare final bids in battle for Sky28h Fox and Comcast prepare final bids in battle for Sky
Half of the City will be working this weekend. The other half wishes it was.
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Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond28h Updated Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond
Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity.
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Comcast and Disney (Fox) Battle Again. This Time for British Broadcaster Sky.29h Comcast and Disney (Fox) Battle Again. This Time for British Broadcaster Sky.
The fight will be settled by an auction this weekend. We work out the possibilities.
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Wealth Matters: Life Insurance Offering More Incentive to Live Longer29h Updated Wealth Matters: Life Insurance Offering More Incentive to Live Longer
Applying behavioral economics, John Hancock is offering a discount on life insurance and other incentives to customers with healthy lifestyles.
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Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave?29h Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave?
Amazon announced more than a dozen devices and tools for its Alexa voice assistant, including a microwave.
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David DiChiera, Who Gave Opera a Home in Detroit, Dies at 8329h Updated David DiChiera, Who Gave Opera a Home in Detroit, Dies at 83
Dr. DiChiera built an opera company that presented world-class talent at a time when Detroit’s population was dwindling and its future looked bleak.
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Airbnb Proposes Giving Hosts Company Equity29h Airbnb Proposes Giving Hosts Company Equity
Airbnb has asked the SEC to change rules to potentially allow the home-sharing platform to offer hosts a stake in the company.
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 Last chance saloon? Peugeot is bucking a slide in sales with its smart new 508, says RAY MASSEY 30h Last chance saloon? Peugeot is bucking a slide in sales with its smart new 508, says RAY MASSEY
Traditional saloon car sales are on the slide. Even Ford is reportedly about to dump the iconic Mondeo as the buying public goes SUV crazy. But Peugeot is defiantly bucking the trend.
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 Shoppers can order free drinks samples to their door by asking via Google or Amazon 30h Shoppers can order free drinks samples to their door by asking via Google or Amazon
Under the system set up by ad agency M&C Saatchi, customers ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for free samples and they will be delivered.
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 Investment bank at HSBC is appalling and run by incompetent managers, staff claim 30h Investment bank at HSBC is appalling and run by incompetent managers, staff claim
A damning memo sent to the board claims it has the worst-performing investment unit in the industry and a toxic culture means attempts by staff to explain problems are ignored.
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 Tory MP slashes top pay at his mining company Pathfinder Minerals as it fights survival 30h Tory MP slashes top pay at his mining company Pathfinder Minerals as it fights survival
Pathfinder Minerals, run by Tory MP Sir Henry Bellingham, has slashed salaries as it fights for survival - but promised bosses a share windfall if they turn the company around.
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 Small Unilever investors can block HQ move - regardless of how much stock they own 30h Small Unilever investors can block HQ move - regardless of how much stock they own
The consumer goods giant wants to move its base to the Netherlands. It needs the backing of investors holding 75 per cent of Unilever shares voting for the change to pass.
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 MARKET REPORT: Uber-Deliveroo takeaway talks deliver blow to Just Eat shares 30h MARKET REPORT: Uber-Deliveroo takeaway talks deliver blow to Just Eat shares
Just Eat, which elbowed its way onto the FTSE 100 last year, fell 4.8 per cent, or 34p, to 674p after rumours emerged that Uber was considering buying Deliveroo.
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30h Dow Hits Another All-Time High on Mixed Day for US Stocks
Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank30h Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank
The "giant vampire squid" will target the UK savings market next week - but will it be a damp squib?
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Bits: The Week in Tech: Are Robots Coming for Your Job? Eventually, Yes.30h Bits: The Week in Tech: Are Robots Coming for Your Job? Eventually, Yes.
In the next few years, it doesn’t appear that technology will replace many jobs. But that could change 10 years from now.
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Is this the secret to High Street success?30h Is this the secret to High Street success?
Could we learn something from how one town has managed to improve its High Street?
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 Can my mother leave me her house and disinherit my siblings? 30h Updated Can my mother leave me her house and disinherit my siblings?
How does my mother leave me her house so that if my sister and brother contested this they would not win? They have the money to fight me. Lawyer Gary Rycroft, pictured, replies.
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Game Theory Part of the Art of the Sky Deal30h Updated Game Theory Part of the Art of the Sky Deal
The same type of blind auction used to pick players in fantasy football leagues could decide the fate of Sky, a media company that employs 30,000 people and has a stock-market value of $36 billion.
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Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban30h Updated Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban
Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails.
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 The 48 London roads ALL cars will be BANNED from using on September 22 30h Updated The 48 London roads ALL cars will be BANNED from using on September 22
More than 15 councils across the capital have committed to joining the event on 22 September and will bar vehicles from some roads, with almost 80 streets being turned into motor-free zones.
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Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence30h Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence
Homeowners and businesses will have to pay more for lumber, steel, aluminum and other materials because of President Trump’s trade policy.
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Michelle Obama’s Big Book Trip: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’31h Michelle Obama’s Big Book Trip: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.
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31h Updated US Stock Indexes Are Mixed, Set Stage for More Milestones
Major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Friday, erasing some of the market's gains from earlier in the day. Gains in health care and industrial companies outweighed losses in technology stocks and banks. Energy companies rose along with the price of U.S. crude oil.
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Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Is Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge31h Updated Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Is Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge
Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taipei and delivered to the National Immigration Agency. Police in Austin, Tex., had asked the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help finding him.
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 How safe is saving and how risky is investing? This is Money podcast 31h Updated How safe is saving and how risky is investing? This is Money podcast
As banks went kaput a decade ago, the safety of our savings was thrust into the limelight. Ironically, a flight to safety led more people to save rather than invest. So what can we learn from all this?
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Delta Seeks Jet-Fuel Refinery Partner32h Updated Delta Seeks Jet-Fuel Refinery Partner
Delta Air Lines is looking for a partner to share the burden of its six-year experiment in running a jet-fuel refinery.
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Circle of Life: Elton John Stays With Music Label32h Updated Circle of Life: Elton John Stays With Music Label
Elton John re-signed a deal to stay with the world’s largest music company, Universal Music Group, in a sign there is still a place for music labels in the streaming age.
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Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge33h Updated Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge
Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taipei and delivered to the National Immigration Agency. Police in Austin, Tex., had asked the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help locating him.
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Strategies: Why Tariff and Trade Disputes Are More than a Money Problem33h Strategies: Why Tariff and Trade Disputes Are More than a Money Problem
The Trump administration’s approach could unravel a world order that relies on the benefit of trade — and the pain of sanctions — to maintain peace.
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Catfish Gets Tangled in a Small-Fry Trade War33h Updated Catfish Gets Tangled in a Small-Fry Trade War
In the standoff between American catfish and a Vietnamese cousin, a new food inspection program has tangled everyone in red tape, showing how measures intended to help U.S. businesses can backfire.
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 Pound plunges as investors see UK crashing out of EU with no deal 34h Updated Pound plunges as investors see UK crashing out of EU with no deal
Continuing a rollercoaster week, sterling fell by 1.5 per cent against the the dollar to  $1.307, and versus the euro it fell by 1.2 per cent to €1.110.
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Is money-laundering scandal at Danske Bank the largest in history?34h Is money-laundering scandal at Danske Bank the largest in history?
Scale of fiasco highlights need for stricter regulation and cross-border force in Europe The Russian-speaking caller refused to give a name but the threat was explicit: “Do you really feel you can walk home safely at night?” It was 2013 and officers at the Estonian branch of Danske Bank were beginning to realise they had taken on some very unpleasant customers. After a tipoff, a member of staff had travelled to Moscow and started asking questions. The team was trying to trace the identity of people hiding behind anonymous corporate vehicles, which had opened accounts and were now using them to transfer huge sums of money. That was when its staff began to receive anonymous threats. “This bank will sink,” one caller warned.
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Uber bid to buy Deliveroo could give founder £150m payout34h Uber bid to buy Deliveroo could give founder £150m payout
Reports say Uber Eats is in talks to gobble up London-based rival food app for £1.5bn
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 FTSE LIVE: Moss Bros issues profit warning; Lloyds of London stung by natural disasters 35h Updated FTSE LIVE: Moss Bros issues profit warning; Lloyds of London stung by natural disasters
The FTSE 100 closed up 122.91 points at 7490.23 and the pound fell to $1.31 against the dollar.
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35h Updated US Stocks Head Higher, Set Stage for More Milestones
Major U.S. stock indexes moved mostly higher in morning trading Friday, extending gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Gains in industrial, technology and health care companies outweighed losses in banks and materials stocks. Energy companies rose along with the price of U.S. crude oil.
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 Annual rents along the Elizabeth line have climbed by over £2k in six years 35h Updated Annual rents along the Elizabeth line have climbed by over £2k in six years
Rents in the areas surrounding the 38 stations analysed along the Elizabeth line have, excluding zone 1, grown from an average of £1,193 in January 2012 to £1,376 in June 2018.
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Corner Office: Mark Bertolini of Aetna on Yoga, Meditation and Darth Vader35h Updated Corner Office: Mark Bertolini of Aetna on Yoga, Meditation and Darth Vader
An early lesson from his father taught Mr. Bertolini the importance of hard work. A brush with death led him to Eastern philosophy.
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 Nottinghamshire house for sale has its own Playboy Mansion grotto 35h Updated Nottinghamshire house for sale has its own Playboy Mansion grotto
The modern property in Nottinghamshire's exclusive Mapperley Park has a swimming pool with rock-style walls, a sauna, and tiered gardens with a waterfall.
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David Boies Pleads Not Guilty35h Updated David Boies Pleads Not Guilty
The superlawyer in such cases as Bush v. Gore and the fight for gay marriage rights makes no apologies for representing Harvey Weinstein and Theranos with zeal.
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 Boom in online orders mean homes in remote areas, once hard to sell, have become more desirable 35h Updated Boom in online orders mean homes in remote areas, once hard to sell, have become more desirable
The boom in online orders for grocery and hot meal deliveries, plus greater reliance on the internet for buying, mean that homes in remote areas and on town fringes have now become more desirable
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The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything)36h Updated The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything)
Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are cumulatively worth $150 million, according to your Google results. Are they really?
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The Art Market Pounces on Its Next Big Star. Now She Has to Hold On.36h Updated The Art Market Pounces on Its Next Big Star. Now She Has to Hold On.
Seven years ago, Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s paintings were selling for $3,000. Now they go for $3 million. Her next challenge is to avoid the quick rise and fall other young artists have suffered in a contemporary art market that churns through its favorites.
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 Natwest online and mobile banking goes down 36h Updated Natwest online and mobile banking goes down
The high street giants, who are part of the same banking group, have been forced to apologise for the systems failure that locked out millions of customers.
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Cody Wilson, 3-D Gun Proponent, Arrested in Taiwan on Sexual Assault Charge37h Cody Wilson, 3-D Gun Proponent, Arrested in Taiwan on Sexual Assault Charge
Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taipei and delivered to the National Immigration Agency. Police in Austin, Tex., had asked the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help locating him.
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The Final Battle to Acquire Sky: DealBook’s One Thing to Watch Today37h The Final Battle to Acquire Sky: DealBook’s One Thing to Watch Today
A monthslong fight between Comcast and Twenty-First Century Fox over the British broadcaster will culminate in an auction this weekend.
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Northern is a disaster. Why have commuters been left to face it alone? | Kate Anstee37h Northern is a disaster. Why have commuters been left to face it alone? | Kate Anstee
I founded Northern Resist to protest a rail service that is ruining passengers’ lives. When will the government step in?The service provided by Northern (rail) has fallen well below a decent standard for many years now, but has significantly worsened since Arriva took over the franchise in 2016. I founded the Northern Resist group to protest about how difficult people’s lives were becoming to manage as a result of a train service that is so integral to the country’s functioning – and that is failing them every single day. While the delays, cancellations and overcrowding were my biggest gripes, other issues such as communication, my treatment on social media and general lack of empathy towards my situation exacerbated my angst with Northern. Following the timetable change in May 2018 the
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Former MiMedx Executives to Lose Compensation37h Former MiMedx Executives to Lose Compensation
MiMedx has determined that four former executives engaged in conduct detrimental to the business and should forfeit compensation in connection with their exits, now seen as “for cause” terminations.
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Pound falls on renewed fears of a no-deal Brexit - business live37h Updated Pound falls on renewed fears of a no-deal Brexit - business live
The pound is on course for its biggest one-day fall in 2018 after Theresa May said Brexit negotiations with the EU have reached an ‘impasse’
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Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets37h Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets
The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.
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The Netherlands, a Tax Avoidance Center, Tries to Mend Its Ways37h Updated The Netherlands, a Tax Avoidance Center, Tries to Mend Its Ways
The country has a reputation for allowing multinationals to reduce payments by moving profits through Dutch subsidiaries, but things could be changing.
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Breakingviews: Uber’s Recipe for Profitability Could Start With Buying Deliveroo38h Breakingviews: Uber’s Recipe for Profitability Could Start With Buying Deliveroo
The best way for the ride hailing giant to make money from food delivery in Europe may be to acquire one of its rivals there.
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Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell loses appeal against conviction38h Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell loses appeal against conviction
Judge says evidence submitted by Chappell was ‘untrue’ and without credibility A judge has branded the former BHS owner
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Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses pensions conviction appeal39h Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses pensions conviction appeal
Judge says Dominic Chappell gave "entirely unbelievable" evidence in the Crown Court hearing.
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Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging39h Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging
Black plastic, which cannot be recycled, to be phased out by end of month Lidl UK says it will remove black plastic from its entire fruit and vegetable range by the end of the month, becoming the first supermarket to do so. Black plastic packaging is not recyclable in the UK, as it cannot be detected by the sorting systems used for plastic recycling, and the supermarket chain says its move will save an estimated 50 tonnes of black plastic waste a year.
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Money for nothing? Dire Straits launch back catalogue bond39h Money for nothing? Dire Straits launch back catalogue bond
British rock band follows in David Bowie’s footsteps with offer to invest in royalties First it was
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 Mark Mobius on why he still believes in emerging and frontier markets 39h Updated Mark Mobius on why he still believes in emerging and frontier markets
As a veteran emerging markets investor, Mark Mobius admits that he is ‘a little biased’, but that it is all about the potential growth and countries where the news is bad merit special attention.
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 Advisers are understood to be in talks with potential buyers for company 39h Updated Advisers are understood to be in talks with potential buyers for company
The decision was prompted by private equity owner ECI Partners, which bought the bike store chain for £80million in 2015, and its lenders AIB and HSBC failing to agree on a cash injection.
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Why can’t I get a no-claims bonus on my second car?39h Updated Why can’t I get a no-claims bonus on my second car?
I’ve built up 10 years’ discount on one car but can’t use it for a second vehicle
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Five of the best bungalows for sale – in pictures39h Updated Five of the best bungalows for sale – in pictures
There’s no need for stairs at any of these five properties, from Devon to
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DealBook Briefing: Does Bank of America Care About Investment Banking?40h DealBook Briefing: Does Bank of America Care About Investment Banking?
A top executive who reportedly questioned the firm’s commitment to the cause is set to step down by year’s end.
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Church of England pulls out of Wonga rescue effort40h Church of England pulls out of Wonga rescue effort
Justin Welby says church has decided not to participate in buyout of payday lender The Church of England has pulled out of an attempt to buy the loan book of the collapsed payday lender Wonga following a week of talks led by the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, aimed at protecting the interests of vulnerable borrowers. The move creates fresh uncertainty for around 200,000 borrowers who could now be forced to pay back their debts at high rates by a commercial lending firm.
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Global markets shrug off trade war fears - business live40h Updated Global markets shrug off trade war fears - business live
European and Asian markets rise after Wall Street hits record high as fears subside surrounding the trade dispute between China and the US
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 Pound rallies as official data shows strong spending on High Street 40h Updated Pound rallies as official data shows strong spending on High Street
Continuing a rollercoaster week, sterling retreated by nearly a cent against the dollar to go back below $1.320. Against the euro it fell by half a cent to €1.120.
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Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges40h Updated Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges
The airline's new Italian luggage charges may amount to unfair commercial practice, a watchdog says.
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 First time buyer nearly faces losing his £130,000 flat thanks to collapse of Barclays banking system 41h Updated First time buyer nearly faces losing his £130,000 flat thanks to collapse of Barclays banking system
Jake Parsons, 24, from Debden, Essex, looked to move into a £130,000 one bedroom apartment in Chapelfields, Coventry. The first time buyer is stuck without the home he saved a deposit for.
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 Moss Bros shares plummet 20% as menswear firm warns on profits after heatwave melts sales 41h Updated Moss Bros shares plummet 20% as menswear firm warns on profits after heatwave melts sales
The suit specialist said it swung to a £1.7million pre-tax loss in the first half of the year, a steep drop from the £3.9million in profits it posted last year.
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 The 20 popular 68-plate new cars with the biggest discounts in September 41h Updated The 20 popular 68-plate new cars with the biggest discounts in September
This includes models like the Nissan Qashqai, Seat Leon and Skoda Kodiaq, all of which are being offered with more than £4,000 off.
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 The 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world: Peckham is ranked 11th 41h The 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world: Peckham is ranked 11th
The list was put together by local Time Out editors, city experts and 15,000 people surveyed across the world. It also features Fitzroy in Melbourne and Highland Park in Los Angeles.
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Bungalows for sale – in pictures41h Updated Bungalows for sale – in pictures
There’s no need for stairs at any of these five properties, from Devon to
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Government borrowing jumps to £6.8bn in August41h Updated Government borrowing jumps to £6.8bn in August
Public borrowing rose by more than expected on subdued tax receipts and an increase in expenditure.
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In London, Electric Trucks Are Helping UPS Make ‘Eco-Friendly’ Deliveries41h In London, Electric Trucks Are Helping UPS Make ‘Eco-Friendly’ Deliveries
Smoggy skies across Europe inspired the logistics giant to devise ‘greener‘ alternatives to conventional diesel-powered trucks
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G.E. Steps Into Europe’s Offshore Wind Market41h G.E. Steps Into Europe’s Offshore Wind Market
In the heart of Muscadet country, the American giant is developing the next generation of huge offshore wind turbines.
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Uber bid to buy Deliveroo hits shares in rival Just Eat42h Uber bid to buy Deliveroo hits shares in rival Just Eat
Reports claim US tech giant’s Uber Eats is in talks to gobble up London-based rival $2bn food app Shares in Just Eat have fallen 6% following reports that Uber is in talks to buy online food service rival Deliveroo for at least $2bn (£1.5bn). Investors in the takeaway app took fright at the prospect of Uber using
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RBS and NatWest customers locked out in latest banking glitch42h RBS and NatWest customers locked out in latest banking glitch
Bank apologises for technical error blocking online and mobile account holders from logging in Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers have been locked out of online and mobile accounts and left unable to access their accounts. Users on Twitter began reporting issues in the early hours of Friday, saying they were unable to access the app or online banking services.
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Donald Trump’s currency confusion continues | Jeffrey Frankel43h Donald Trump’s currency confusion continues | Jeffrey Frankel
The US president blames China but even a basic understanding of economics shows it’s his own policies that bloat the dollar Next month, the US Department of the Treasury is due to submit to Congress its biannual report detailing which countries, if any, are manipulating their currencies to gain an unfair trade advantage. For his part, President Donald Trump is already
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NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank hit by online banking glitch43h NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank hit by online banking glitch
Customers of NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank are unable to access their accounts online.
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NatWest hit by online banking problems44h Updated NatWest hit by online banking problems
Customers are currently unable to access their bank accounts through the bank's online and app platforms.
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Don’t buy the Brexit hype: it’s a border in the Irish Sea or the customs union | Jonathan Lis44h Don’t buy the Brexit hype: it’s a border in the Irish Sea or the customs union | Jonathan Lis
The rejection of the Chequers plan at Salzburg was no surprise – the EU will never accept a fudge on the Irish borderDonald Tusk’s
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NatWest online and mobile banking services down44h NatWest online and mobile banking services down
NatWest has said its online and mobile banking services are down.
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 17% of adults would have to sell their home if they lost their income through injury or illness 44h 17% of adults would have to sell their home if they lost their income through injury or illness
Nearly all adults do not have long-term financial protection against unexpectedly missing work, a new study from insurer Zurich shows.
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Bloody Nosed Passengers Gasp for Air on Indian Flight After Crew Fails to Pressurize Cabin45h Updated Bloody Nosed Passengers Gasp for Air on Indian Flight After Crew Fails to Pressurize Cabin
The Jet Airways blunder is just the latest sign of trouble in the country’s airline industry.
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Wheels: The Auto Industry’s VHS-or-Betamax Moment46h Wheels: The Auto Industry’s VHS-or-Betamax Moment
After nearly 20 years, the language that cars will speak when they talk to one another is still undecided. Critics say the delay is endangering lives.
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