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 The High Street enduring torrid year as store sales decline for eight months in a row 12 Oct 2018, 9:36pm Updated The High Street enduring torrid year as store sales decline for eight months in a row
The UK High Street is suffering its worst year on record with in-store sales declining for eight consecutive months, according to new retail figures.
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U.S. Opens Probe Into Alleged Chinese Mattress Dumping 12 Oct 2018, 9:17pm Updated U.S. Opens Probe Into Alleged Chinese Mattress Dumping
The Commerce Department has opened an investigation into whether mattresses imported from China are being sold below fair value.
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 RAY MASSEY: The £250,000 off-road Rolls Royce makes its entrance at the Royal Wedding 12 Oct 2018, 7:44pm Updated RAY MASSEY: The £250,000 off-road Rolls Royce makes its entrance at the Royal Wedding
The Cullinan has been designed with a monarch in mind — right down to the commanding, high-set rear pavilion seats, sumptuous leather interior and extras including a champagne cooler.
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Is a Slowdown in Bank Lending a Bad Sign for the Economy? 12 Oct 2018, 7:18pm Is a Slowdown in Bank Lending a Bad Sign for the Economy?
As earning season kicks off, banks are again posting sluggish loan growth.
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One of the Least Immigrant-Friendly Nations Now Wants Them Long Term 12 Oct 2018, 7:13pm One of the Least Immigrant-Friendly Nations Now Wants Them Long Term
Japan plans to allow blue-collar immigrant workers with certain skills to work in the country without a time limit, a break with longstanding practice.
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One of the Least Immigrant-Friendly Nations Now Wants Them Long-Term 12 Oct 2018, 7:07pm Updated One of the Least Immigrant-Friendly Nations Now Wants Them Long-Term
Japan plans to allow blue-collar immigrant workers with certain skills to work in the country without a time limit, a break with longstanding practice.
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Do you have any tips for loading a dishwasher? 12 Oct 2018, 7:00pm Do you have any tips for loading a dishwasher?
My partner and I disagree about how to put cutlery in the tray and which tablets to use
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Costly Rehab for the Dying Is on the Rise at Nursing Homes, a Study Says 12 Oct 2018, 6:37pm Costly Rehab for the Dying Is on the Rise at Nursing Homes, a Study Says
Patients near death are increasingly getting high levels of physical, occupational and speech therapy, raising questions about the true purpose of such services.
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U.S. Stocks Became Expensive. Are Other Countries Better Bets? 12 Oct 2018, 6:30pm U.S. Stocks Became Expensive. Are Other Countries Better Bets?
A long bull market made American stocks expensive. Neglected foreign markets may offer better prospects.
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The business behind Michelin stars 12 Oct 2018, 4:55pm The business behind Michelin stars
The unseen financial influence of the "Oscars of the restaurant industry".
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What would it take for North Korea to join the IMF? 12 Oct 2018, 4:55pm What would it take for North Korea to join the IMF?
Joining would require the North to open up about its economy, but human rights are unlikely to be an issue.
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 Investors burned in Patisserie Valerie rescue are set to lose nine-tenths of their money 12 Oct 2018, 4:51pm Investors burned in Patisserie Valerie rescue are set to lose nine-tenths of their money
Parent firm Patisserie Holdings raised £16.7m by selling new shares to investors at 50p each. Before it was rocked by fraud claims, the shares were worth 429.5p each.
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 Fund houses still see the cash flood as investors put £304m into Man Group 12 Oct 2018, 4:51pm Fund houses still see the cash flood as investors put £304m into Man Group
Man Group manages a record £87bn. Specialising in strategies where computers make decisions, it has seen increased interest in funds which track factors other than growth or value.
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 DAILY BRIEFING: Investment firm Blackrock wins right to manage £30bn portfolio for Lloyds 12 Oct 2018, 4:51pm DAILY BRIEFING: Investment firm Blackrock wins right to manage £30bn portfolio for Lloyds
The portfolio is part of Lloyds’ £109bn Scottish Widows pension book, which was looked after by asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen. The remaining £79bn is still up for grabs to manage.
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 A £40m payday for Sky boss: Jeremy Darroch cashes in on £30bn US takeover  12 Oct 2018, 4:51pm A £40m payday for Sky boss: Jeremy Darroch cashes in on £30bn US takeover 
Darroch, who has run Sky as chief executive since 2007, sold his holding of more than 2.2m shares to Comcast for 1728p each, earning him £38.3m.He was given many of these shares at no cost.
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 INVESTMENT EXTRA: A red-letter day for Royal Mail’s posties? 12 Oct 2018, 4:50pm INVESTMENT EXTRA: A red-letter day for Royal Mail’s posties?
It's been a tricky few months for the once state-owned service. A profit warning this month, when it said it wouldn't be able to make the cost savings it hoped to, wiped 18 per cent off the share price.
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 BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Patisserie Valerie chairman Luke Johnson 12 Oct 2018, 4:50pm BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Patisserie Valerie chairman Luke Johnson
For American investors, residents of hurricane-ravaged Florida and Strictly's girly-haired love rat Seann Walsh, it has not been an easy week. Nor has it been a barrel of laughs for Luke Johnson.
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 MARKET REPORT: Tobacco stocks stubbed out by US clampdown with Imperial Brands down 6% 12 Oct 2018, 4:50pm MARKET REPORT: Tobacco stocks stubbed out by US clampdown with Imperial Brands down 6%
Pharmacologist Lynn Hull, who works within the Food and Drug Administration, said in a webcast that reducing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes by as much as 96 per cent would improve public health.
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Facebook Says Fewer Affected by Hack Than First Thought 12 Oct 2018, 4:42pm Updated Facebook Says Fewer Affected by Hack Than First Thought
Facebook said fewer users than it initially thought were impacted by hackers in the largest-ever security breach at the social-media giant two weeks ago—and the company detailed for the first time the depth of personal information that was accessed.
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US bank gains help lift share markets 12 Oct 2018, 4:40pm Updated US bank gains help lift share markets
JP Morgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon says the US economy is strong despite "geopolitical issues".
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Wall Street rebounds, but suffers worst week since March - as it happened 12 Oct 2018, 4:11pm Wall Street rebounds, but suffers worst week since March - as it happened
All the day’s economic and financial news, as shares claw back some of this week’s losses
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GE Delays Release of Quarterly Results Until Oct. 30 12 Oct 2018, 3:56pm Updated GE Delays Release of Quarterly Results Until Oct. 30
General Electric delayed the release of it quarterly results by a week, saying its new CEO needed more time to complete his review of the embattled conglomerate.
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European stock markets suffer worst week since February - business live 12 Oct 2018, 3:54pm Updated European stock markets suffer worst week since February - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as shares claw back some of this week’s losses
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Judge Strips Deciem Founder of CEO Title and Board Seat 12 Oct 2018, 3:48pm Updated Judge Strips Deciem Founder of CEO Title and Board Seat
A Canadian judge sided with cosmetics giant Estée Lauder Cos. in its legal fight against the founder of the Deciem skin-care brand, ordering him stripped of his CEO title and seat on the board.
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Sears Exit Would Leave Big Holes in Malls. Some Landlords Welcome That. 12 Oct 2018, 3:38pm Updated Sears Exit Would Leave Big Holes in Malls. Some Landlords Welcome That.
Profitable shopping centers see chance to lure higher-paying tenants even as malls in the heartland, already struggling with competition from online sales, fear the loss of foot traffic.
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Why tech’s gender problem is nothing new 12 Oct 2018, 3:33pm Why tech’s gender problem is nothing new
Decades after women were pushed out of programming, Amazon’s AI recruiting technology carried on the industry’s legacy of bias A recent report revealed Amazon’s
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China car sales slump ripples globally 12 Oct 2018, 2:52pm China car sales slump ripples globally
Car sales in China - the world's biggest car market - slipped in September for the third month in a row.
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 More gloom on the high street with 300 jobs at risk as fashion chain Coast collapses  12 Oct 2018, 2:28pm Updated More gloom on the high street with 300 jobs at risk as fashion chain Coast collapses 
Staff were told last night that all 24 stores are to close. But rival Karen Millen has bought the group’s brand, stock and website, saving 600 staff. PwC has been appointed as an administrator.
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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Cooled Slightly in Early October 12 Oct 2018, 2:10pm Updated U.S. Consumer Sentiment Cooled Slightly in Early October
A measure of economic confidence among American households edged down in early October but remained at a high level.
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Police investigate fraud allegations at 3aaa apprenticeships 12 Oct 2018, 2:05pm Police investigate fraud allegations at 3aaa apprenticeships
Taxpayer-funded provider collapses into administration, putting 4,500 apprenticeships at risk Police are investigating allegations of fraud at the government-funded apprenticeship provider 3aaa, which has collapsed into administration, putting 500 jobs and 4,500 apprenticeships at risk. 3aaa – which stands for aspire, achieve and advance – was placed into immediate administration after the Department for Education pulled all of its funding from the firm following an investigation. “Following our investigation we have referred our findings to the police, through Action Fraud [the UK’s fraud hotline],” a spokesperson for the DfE said on Friday. Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed that it is investigating the firm.
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FTSE 100 falls to six-month low amid fears over US interest rates 12 Oct 2018, 2:04pm FTSE 100 falls to six-month low amid fears over US interest rates
Index closes below 7,000 for the first time since March after challenging week The FTSE 100 has dropped below 7,000 for the first time in more than six months as stock markets around the world remained under pressure amid the fear of rising US interest rates. The index of UK blue-chip shares closed 11 points lower on Friday, taking it below the 7,000 milestone for the first time since March to finish the week at 6,995.91. After a closing peak of 7,877 in late May, the
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Brexit blamed for price rise for Christmas turkeys 12 Oct 2018, 1:57pm Brexit blamed for price rise for Christmas turkeys
Fall in pound and uncertainty has led to farmers paying more to attract or retain EU workers Brexit is about to make Christmas turkeys more expensive. Prices are to jump as a result of the fall in the value of the pound and higher wages farmers now have to pay to their east European pluckers. Paul Kelly, the chairman of the British Turkey Federation and boss of KellyBronze, a free range producer, said the industry was being forced to increase prices because of a 5% to 7% rise in costs.
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Rescue plan for Patisserie Valerie 12 Oct 2018, 1:39pm Updated Rescue plan for Patisserie Valerie
Entrepreneur Luke Johnson, who owns 37% of the firm, has provided up to £20m in the form of loans.
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Oxfam criticises World Bank for backing deregulated labour markets 12 Oct 2018, 1:28pm Oxfam criticises World Bank for backing deregulated labour markets
World Development Report dismisses concern about growing income inequality, say critics Aid charities and trade unions have denounced a World Bank report that advises some of the poorest countries in the world to accept the demands of multinational corporations to hire and fire workers and remove laws protecting workers’ rights. Oxfam said the report’s main message was that governments should abandon labour market regulation and rely instead on low levels of welfare to prevent workers falling into extreme poverty.
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Patisserie Valerie chairman pumps in £20m to stave off collapse 12 Oct 2018, 1:22pm Patisserie Valerie chairman pumps in £20m to stave off collapse
Rescue plan emerges after finance director Chris Marsh was arrested on suspicion of fraud The multi-millionaire chairman of Patisserie Valerie is pumping £20m of his own cash into the stricken cake and cafe chain in a bid to ward off collapse as a result of “fraudulent activity” that has left the business teetering on the brink. Details of the proposed emergency rescue plan came hours after it emerged that the finance director of Patisserie Holdings, which has just over 200 cafes and nearly 3,000 staff, had been arrested at his home by police.
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Jamal Khashoggi: Branson halts $1bn Saudi investment talks 12 Oct 2018, 1:20pm Updated Jamal Khashoggi: Branson halts $1bn Saudi investment talks
Virgin boss says the disappearance of a journalist raises questions about dealing with the Saudis.
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Can Cable Rescue T-Mobile, Sprint Deal? 12 Oct 2018, 12:43pm Updated Can Cable Rescue T-Mobile, Sprint Deal?
To persuade regulators to approve their $26-billion deal, the two telecom giants are attempting to redefine the wireless market to show there are actually more than four competitors today—making their merger less troublesome.
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LaCroix Billionaire Settles Suit; Pilot Withdraws Claims of Improper Touching 12 Oct 2018, 12:34pm Updated LaCroix Billionaire Settles Suit; Pilot Withdraws Claims of Improper Touching
A former co-pilot who accused Nick A. Caporella, the billionaire behind LaCroix sparkling water, of improper touching has withdrawn his claims as part of a settlement.
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 FTSE LIVE: Patisserie Valerie finance boss arrested; Sports Direct buys Fraser building in Glasgow 12 Oct 2018, 12:25pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Patisserie Valerie finance boss arrested; Sports Direct buys Fraser building in Glasgow
The FTSE 100 closed down 11.02 points at 6995.91 and the pound was at $1.32 against the dollar.
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Sneaker Startup Allbirds Laces Up $1.4 Billion Valuation 12 Oct 2018, 12:09pm Updated Sneaker Startup Allbirds Laces Up $1.4 Billion Valuation
Trendy Silicon Valley shoe startup Allbirds is now valued at $1.4 billion after raising new cash from investors including T. Rowe Price Investment Management, Fidelity Management and Tiger Global.
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Stock markets stabilise after week of heavy losses - business live 12 Oct 2018, 12:07pm Updated Stock markets stabilise after week of heavy losses - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as shares claw back some of this week’s losses
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Sky chief executive receives £37m after Comcast takeover 12 Oct 2018, 11:59am Sky chief executive receives £37m after Comcast takeover
Bumper pay day for Jeremy Darroch after bidding war with Murdoch’s Fox boosted shares Sky’s chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, has been handed a near-£40m bonanza following
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Frictionless Brexit trade deal would bolster budget – Hammond 12 Oct 2018, 11:55am Updated Frictionless Brexit trade deal would bolster budget – Hammond
Chancellor says smooth exit would free up much of £15.4bn reserved in case of ‘no deal’ A smooth
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Economists Increasingly Confident of Fed Rate Hikes 12 Oct 2018, 11:43am Updated Economists Increasingly Confident of Fed Rate Hikes
Private economists have continued to raise their projections for interest rates through next year, showing greater agreement with the Federal Reserve’s expectations, according to The Wall Street Journal’s latest survey.
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12 Oct 2018, 11:32am U.S. Import Prices Rose in September
Prices for foreign-made goods imported to the U.S. rose in September, driven by a stark rise in prices for imported fuel. Import prices grew 0.5% from the previous month. Economists surveyed expected a 0.3% gain in September. Data on import prices aren’t adjusted for seasonality.
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Let’s move to Abergavenny: home of food, glorious food 12 Oct 2018, 11:30am Let’s move to Abergavenny: home of food, glorious food
Some will say it’s turning into a foodie destination, but there’s enough unpretension to burst any inflated egos
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UK consumers could lose EU legal rights in event of no-deal Brexit 12 Oct 2018, 11:23am Updated UK consumers could lose EU legal rights in event of no-deal Brexit
Protections on products and services bought from EU-based traders could go, warns notice UK customers may be in legal limbo if they buy faulty products from EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government has warned. The warning comes in the latest tranche of notices about potential issues arising if the government does not strike a deal with Brussels.
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Endless tees off with American Golf deal 12 Oct 2018, 11:15am Endless tees off with American Golf deal
The turnaround investor Endless has beaten the Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley to the clubhouse by sealing a cut-price takeover of American Golf, the UK’s biggest specialist golf retailer.
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Patisserie Valerie seeks £20m to avert collapse 12 Oct 2018, 10:50am Patisserie Valerie seeks £20m to avert collapse
The owner of crisis-hit Patisserie Valerie is planning to raise at least £20m to avert financial collapse.
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 Government slashes grant for electric cars and rescinds it for hybrids 12 Oct 2018, 10:41am Updated Government slashes grant for electric cars and rescinds it for hybrids
Cheekily, the DfT has said it may introduce the changes earlier if there's a surge in orders of electric and hybrid models with consumers trying to take advantage of the expiring rates.
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Stock markets stabilise after heavy losses - business live 12 Oct 2018, 10:27am Stock markets stabilise after heavy losses - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as shares claw back some of this week’s losses
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 Why home buyers now like a house in a parade 12 Oct 2018, 10:16am Why home buyers now like a house in a parade
Would you want to live on a parade, if given the chance? The answer, if you have your wits about you: yes and no. Some of the best addresses in the country are parades.
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Hamleys reports toughest year since 1760 12 Oct 2018, 10:01am Updated Hamleys reports toughest year since 1760
The world's oldest toy retailer, Hamleys, plunges into the red after a "challenging year".
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Patisserie Valerie says finance chief arrested 12 Oct 2018, 10:01am Updated Patisserie Valerie says finance chief arrested
The embattled chain says Chris Marsh was arrested and bailed, meanwhile the SFO is investigating.
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Stock markets bounce back after heavy losses - business live 12 Oct 2018, 9:59am Updated Stock markets bounce back after heavy losses - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as shares claw back some of this week’s losses
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Supercuts owner Regis asks landlords to waive rent 12 Oct 2018, 9:23am Supercuts owner Regis asks landlords to waive rent
Hairdressing firm seeks to restructure costs to avoid entering administration The hairdressing group Regis, the owner of Supercuts, is asking a number of landlords for free rent at more than 20 stores as part of a rescue plan to avoid collapse. The group has asked for rent reductions of 25%-100% at 110 of its 220 salons. Regis warned that if the plan is not approved by creditors “then it is likely that the company will enter administration”.
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Guardian, Ad-Tech Firm Settle Dispute 12 Oct 2018, 8:43am Guardian, Ad-Tech Firm Settle Dispute
In an SEC filing, The Rubicon Project said the companies agreed to resolve a dispute over alleged hidden fees.
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Regis hairdressing group seeks rescue 12 Oct 2018, 8:37am Regis hairdressing group seeks rescue
The firm is looking to slash rents as it struggles with lower footfall and the apprenticeship levy.
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Fracking to restart in UK after last-minute legal bid fails 12 Oct 2018, 8:33am Fracking to restart in UK after last-minute legal bid fails
High court rejects request to temporarily block Cuadrilla operation in Lancashire
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 Parades have changed over the years and so have their uses 12 Oct 2018, 8:31am Parades have changed over the years and so have their uses
Would you want to live on a parade, if given the chance? The answer, if you have your wits about you: yes and no. Some of the best addresses in the country are parades.
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Pret a Manger: from high street darling to industry bogeyman 12 Oct 2018, 8:18am Pret a Manger: from high street darling to industry bogeyman
Pret finds itself in unfamiliar position after crisis engulfed the chain in recent weeks At King’s Cross station in London, one of Europe’s busiest transport hubs, the workers at Pret a Manger never stop. Calls for lattes and flat whites ring out, sandwiches are placed in paper bags and bank cards are held to payment screens every few seconds, all day, every day. The crisis that has engulfed the company in recent weeks seems hardly to have made a dent in this busy outlet, but across the UK the picture is more nuanced. From being the fresh-faced darling of high street convenience food, Pret has found itself in the unfamiliar and deeply unwelcome position of being the food industry’s bogeyman.
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 The High Street enduring worst year on record as store sales decline for eight months in a row 12 Oct 2018, 8:14am The High Street enduring worst year on record as store sales decline for eight months in a row
The UK High Street is suffering its worst year on record with in-store sales declining for eight consecutive months, according to new retail figures.
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Regis to ask landlords for rent haircuts 12 Oct 2018, 7:56am Regis to ask landlords for rent haircuts
Another major high street name has gone cap in hand to landlords in a bid to cut its costs and secure the future of the business.
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Fracking can restart in UK after last-minute legal bid fails 12 Oct 2018, 7:50am Fracking can restart in UK after last-minute legal bid fails
High court rejects request to temporarily block Cuadrilla operation in Lancashire
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Fracking: campaigner loses last-minute legal bid to block Cuadrilla 12 Oct 2018, 7:38am Fracking: campaigner loses last-minute legal bid to block Cuadrilla
Shale gas operation could start in UK again after seven years as court denies injunction request
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Pub industry in plea over Budget tax rise 12 Oct 2018, 7:16am Pub industry in plea over Budget tax rise
An alliance of publicans and brewers warns 6,000 pubs could close over five years if beer duty rises.
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RBS pays its first dividend since £45.5bn bailout 10 years ago 12 Oct 2018, 7:15am RBS pays its first dividend since £45.5bn bailout 10 years ago
It is worth around £240m to shareholders and Treasury will pick up nearly £150m RBS has paid its first dividend since it was
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Finance director of crisis-hit Patisserie Valerie arrested 12 Oct 2018, 7:10am Updated Finance director of crisis-hit Patisserie Valerie arrested
Chris Marsh was suspended after hole was found in cafe chain’s accounts The finance director of the stricken Patisserie Valerie has been arrested by police, the company has told the stock exchange. Chris Marsh, who joined the company in 2006, was arrested on Thursday night and has been bailed.
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Sports Direct buys iconic Glasgow Frasers building 12 Oct 2018, 6:51am Updated Sports Direct buys iconic Glasgow Frasers building
It plans to secure the iconic Frasers building for £95m and turn it into the "Harrods of the North".
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Carlyle swoops on £425m Aberdeen oil firm 12 Oct 2018, 6:39am Carlyle swoops on £425m Aberdeen oil firm
The private equity investor Carlyle has swooped to snap up EnerMech, an Aberdeen-based group which serves an oil industry buoyed by the ongoing recovery in crude prices.
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RBS pays first dividend in 10 years 12 Oct 2018, 6:29am RBS pays first dividend in 10 years
The bank pays 190,000 small shareholders 2p a share, the first payout since the 2008 financial crisis.
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 Electric car prices look set to rise as the government trims grants 12 Oct 2018, 5:24am Updated Electric car prices look set to rise as the government trims grants
Business department insiders claimed that the grant for electric cars will be reduced from £4,500 to £3,500, while a lower grant of £2,500 for hybrids will be removed.
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 Rumours by Fleetwood Mac is voted the best driving album 12 Oct 2018, 4:56am Updated Rumours by Fleetwood Mac is voted the best driving album
You've got an hour or so's drive ahead, on good roads, and need a soundtrack for it, so what do you choose? The AA polled almost 21,000 members to find the answer.
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 Fight back against private parking tickets: Our campaign to stop the sharks 12 Oct 2018, 4:34am Updated Fight back against private parking tickets: Our campaign to stop the sharks
Scott Bevan paid to park for 12 hours, but got a £70 ticket after entering his plate details incorrectly. His story and others are why we are calling for the DVLA selling details to private parking firms.
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 London revealed as the MOST expensive European city to live in 12 Oct 2018, 4:09am Updated London revealed as the MOST expensive European city to live in
Stagnant wage growth and low inflation, results of the 2008 financial crash, are contributing factors to the UK featuring so far down on the list, according to a study by Revolut.
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 FTSE LIVE: London stocks rebound at the open; Sports Direct snaps up Fraser building in Glasgow 12 Oct 2018, 4:07am Updated FTSE LIVE: London stocks rebound at the open; Sports Direct snaps up Fraser building in Glasgow
The FTSE 100 staged a minor rebound after the bell today, lifting 0.5 per cent to 7,038 following dramatic declines on Thursday.
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Crisis-hit Patisserie Valerie finance chief arrested 12 Oct 2018, 3:53am Crisis-hit Patisserie Valerie finance chief arrested
Patisserie Valerie has said its finance director has been arrested by police as the company scrambles to secure its future.
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 Big falls on major stock markets spark fears the bubble is bursting 12 Oct 2018, 3:48am Big falls on major stock markets spark fears the bubble is bursting
Stock market volatility has become normalised as a result of computer-driven trading and can be dismissed as of little importance if economic conditions are benign.
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 Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market 12 Oct 2018, 3:37am Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market
Property prices are down, buyer demand is slipping and the time it takes to complete a sale is on the up, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said.
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 Consumers face higher food costs and restricted travel in a no-deal Brexit 12 Oct 2018, 3:35am Consumers face higher food costs and restricted travel in a no-deal Brexit
Painting a dismal picture of no-deal Brexit Britain, Which? said increasing numbers of people are concerned over the possibility of higher energy bills, food prices and transport costs.
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 Should buy-to-let landlords get a tax break for selling to tenants? 12 Oct 2018, 3:26am Updated Should buy-to-let landlords get a tax break for selling to tenants?
A report from think tank Onward has proposed a capital gains tax break for landlords selling to longer-term tenants, but would this work?
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 MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin backers left more shaken than stirred 12 Oct 2018, 3:18am Updated MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin backers left more shaken than stirred
Investors who were hoping Aston Martin could quickly turn them into Goldfinger will be sadly disappointed, as the share price is now more than £4 or 21 per cent lower than its 1900p float price.
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EU makes direct appeal to Northern Irish firms on Brexit backstop 12 Oct 2018, 3:01am EU makes direct appeal to Northern Irish firms on Brexit backstop
Meeting with regional business leaders aims to drive wedge between DUP and Theresa May The EU has launched a direct sales pitch to Northern Ireland businesses in an attempt to drive a wedge between the Democratic Unionist party and Theresa May over the backstop solution for the Irish border in Brexit negotiations. As the rhetoric from Belfast intensifies and the
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Houses for sale with literary links – in pictures 12 Oct 2018, 2:00am Houses for sale with literary links – in pictures
Read up on these properties linked to writers, from Devon to Gloucestershire
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Fragile sentiment as global market sell-off eases 12 Oct 2018, 1:02am Fragile sentiment as global market sell-off eases
There are signs the global stock market rout is easing after Asian equities failed to follow US shares sharply lower overnight.
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Top firms failing to increase number of ethnic minority directors 12 Oct 2018, 1:01am Top firms failing to increase number of ethnic minority directors
FTSE 100’s number of BME leaders falls in first annual update on Parker review The number of FTSE 100 company directors from ethnic minority backgrounds has declined in the past year, according to a progress report delivered by the government-backed campaign to boost boardroom diversity. Just 84 of the 1,048 director positions in the 100 biggest companies on the London Stock Exchange are held by a business leader from an ethnic minority, down from 85 last year, in the latest sign of stalling progress to make big companies more representative of the country at large.
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