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Uber takes its flying taxi ambitions to Australia 11 Jun 11:48pm Uber takes its flying taxi ambitions to Australia
Melbourne will become a pilot city for Uber's air taxi service, with test flights due to begin in 2020.
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Why you must give your investments an emergency MOT 11 Jun 7:46pm Updated Why you must give your investments an emergency MOT
Last week Neil Woodford, was forced to freeze his flagship fund. Never have investors been dealt such a stark reminder that past performance is no guarantee of future success.
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Meet the new Bentley Flying Spur with a £165,000 price-tag 11 Jun 7:23pm Updated Meet the new Bentley Flying Spur with a £165,000 price-tag
Bentley has unleashed a new 207mph luxury four-door sports saloon, combining spirited grand touring with modern limousine levels of comfort, luxury and refinement.
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More security for zero-hours workers 11 Jun 7:17pm More security for zero-hours workers
Zero-hours contract workers will get greater security under a new programme called Living Hours.
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The man who helped feed the world 11 Jun 7:11pm The man who helped feed the world
The crops developed by Norman Borlaug have saved millions of people from starvation.
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UK manufacturing sector ‘far larger than politicians realise’ 11 Jun 7:01pm UK manufacturing sector ‘far larger than politicians realise’
Report says official figures are inaccurate, underscoring dangers of no-deal Brexit
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More than 5m people in Britain suffer low-paid, insecure work 11 Jun 7:01pm More than 5m people in Britain suffer low-paid, insecure work
Living Wage Foundation research shows families struggling to make ends meet More than 5 million workers across Britain are in low-paid and insecure work, leaving families struggling to make ends meet, according to a campaign calling for more firms to offer guaranteed hours to their staff. According to research published by the Living Wage Foundation, workers in Wales, the north-east and West Midlands experience the highest rates of low-paid insecure work in the country.
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Inside the Stealth Campaign for ‘Responsible Rent Reform’ 11 Jun 6:42pm Updated Inside the Stealth Campaign for ‘Responsible Rent Reform’
Landlords and developers, fending off a new Democratic majority and proposed rent laws, have adopted some of the tactics of their progressive critics.
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4 Questions Hovering Over Deal to Create a Giant Defense Contractor 11 Jun 6:31pm Updated 4 Questions Hovering Over Deal to Create a Giant Defense Contractor
Raytheon and United Technologies say joining forces will be good for America. But President Trump and antitrust experts worry that the deal could reduce competition.
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Saga to offer over 50s savers Goldman Sachs Marcus accounts with market-beating interest rates  11 Jun 6:13pm Saga to offer over 50s savers Goldman Sachs Marcus accounts with market-beating interest rates 
The tie-up will give Saga's 2.1m customers access to market-beating interest rates offered by Marcus, the consumer bank launched by Goldman in Britain last year.
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Former Hewlett-Packard boss  accused of lying in the Autonomy fraud trial  11 Jun 6:13pm Former Hewlett-Packard boss  accused of lying in the Autonomy fraud trial 
Cathie Lesjak lied about how she reached the decision to write £7bn off the value of British software firm Autonomy, lawyer Robert Miles claimed.
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Housebuilders and property firms face competition probe 11 Jun 6:13pm Housebuilders and property firms face competition probe
It is thought that up to 100,000 families are trapped in 'unsellable' homes because of expensive and restrictive terms in their contracts.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Jobs bonus for the would-be Tories tax cutters as labour market continues to surprise 11 Jun 6:13pm ALEX BRUMMER: Jobs bonus for the would-be Tories tax cutters as labour market continues to surprise
Just when forecasters thought that employment may have peaked, a further 32,000 jobs were created in the three months to April. The jobless rate is at its lowest level since 1974.
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MARKET REPORT: Hazard detection firm Halma hikes dividend as its safety business booms 11 Jun 6:13pm MARKET REPORT: Hazard detection firm Halma hikes dividend as its safety business booms
The business, which hiked its annual dividend by more than 5 per cent yesterday for the 40th year in a row, is one of the lesser-known members of the FTSE 100 index.
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VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Neil Woodford is betraying investors by refusing to waive fees on his frozen fund 11 Jun 5:04pm VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Neil Woodford is betraying investors by refusing to waive fees on his frozen fund
By the time you reach the end of this sentence, Neil Woodford will have pocketed yet another £35 in fees from the very investors he so badly let down.
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The multi-billion pound question: Are fund fees a rip-off?  11 Jun 5:04pm The multi-billion pound question: Are fund fees a rip-off? 
Humiliated fund manager Neil Woodford was also still under fire last night after refusing to waive his fees on his frozen fund that earn him £2 million a month.
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Pension credit is now key to free TV licence 11 Jun 5:03pm Pension credit is now key to free TV licence
Only the poorest pensioners - those who claim pension credit - will be allowed to continue to watch the public service broadcaster's television channels for free.
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A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them. 11 Jun 4:46pm Updated A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them.
In a long-sought victory for the F.D.A., a federal judge said officials have the authority to regulate stem-cell treatments made from patients’ own fat.
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Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Lawsuit by States 11 Jun 4:35pm Updated Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Lawsuit by States
Ten attorneys general, all Democrats, sued to block a proposed merger of the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the U.S.
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Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, Files for Bankruptcy 11 Jun 3:18pm Updated Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, Files for Bankruptcy
The company recently settled with the federal government over claims it illegally marketed its fentanyl painkiller.
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Trump Says Mexico Tariffs Worked, Emboldening Trade Fight With China 11 Jun 2:48pm Updated Trump Says Mexico Tariffs Worked, Emboldening Trade Fight With China
President Trump backed off his threat to impose tariffs on Mexico last week — but the encounter suggests more tariffs could be on the way
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Whirlpool ordered by UK to recall 500,000 tumble dryers 11 Jun 2:43pm Whirlpool ordered by UK to recall 500,000 tumble dryers
‘Unprecedented’ government move comes four years after firm issued safety warning The government is to order an “unprecedented” recall of up to 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers – four years after fire safety concerns were first raised. The move is a dramatic escalation in a
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Senior Bank of England officials warn of several interest rate rises 11 Jun 2:27pm Senior Bank of England officials warn of several interest rate rises
Increases expected despite global slowdown, say three members of policy committee Three members of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee have warned the UK remains on track to raise interest rates several times over the next couple of years, despite a global slowdown in trade and the likelihood of falling interest rates in the US. The deputy governor, Ben Broadbent, said the Bank’s health check on the UK economy in early May showed it warranted higher interest rates than financial markets currently expect.
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Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd and Lester Holt Are Among Moderators of First Democratic Debate 11 Jun 2:04pm Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd and Lester Holt Are Among Moderators of First Democratic Debate
Team NBC is set, but the lineup of candidates is not: The Democratic Party has yet to say which 20 presidential contenders will take the stage June 26 and 27.
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Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd and Lester Holt Among Moderators of First Democratic Debate 11 Jun 1:15pm Updated Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd and Lester Holt Among Moderators of First Democratic Debate
Team NBC is set, but the lineup of candidates is not: The Democratic Party has yet to say which 20 presidential contenders will take the stage June 26 and 27.
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Quiz profits shrink to almost nothing and shares slump nearly 30% 11 Jun 12:20pm Updated Quiz profits shrink to almost nothing and shares slump nearly 30%
This time a year ago Quiz shares were selling for nearly 200p a pop, but after a torrid 12 months and a string of profit warnings, the fashion chain's stock is close to hitting rock bottom.
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Apple supplier says iPhone will not be affected by US-China tariff war 11 Jun 12:16pm Apple supplier says iPhone will not be affected by US-China tariff war
Foxconn senior executive says company has more than enough capacity to make all iPhones bound for the US outside of China Apple’s iPhone could escape Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China. Foxconn, one of Apple’s largest suppliers, has moved to reassure consumers and investors that prices and supplies of the Apple’s iPhone will not be affected by the ongoing US-China tariff war.
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Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Possible Lawsuit by States 11 Jun 12:09pm Updated Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Possible Lawsuit by States
A group of state attorneys general led by Letitia James of New York plan to file a federal lawsuit to block a proposed merger of the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the United States.
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Whirlpool faces tumble dryer recall notice over fire fears 11 Jun 11:52am Whirlpool faces tumble dryer recall notice over fire fears
The government says it intends to take the "unprecedented" step of ordering a company to recall hundreds of thousands of tumble dryers over fears they pose a fire safety risk.
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Can US smaller companies still offer rich pickings for investors? 11 Jun 11:50am Updated Can US smaller companies still offer rich pickings for investors?
US smaller companies are consistently some of the fastest-growing and most innovative in the world, but are they still ripe for profits? We speak to Nick Ford, of Miton US Smaller Companies fund
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Thousands queue to buy six new Peter Pan 50p coins 11 Jun 11:13am Updated Thousands queue to buy six new Peter Pan 50p coins
It might not be quite as far as Neverland, but you might need to go a little further afield than usual to pick up a new set of rare 50p coins being released
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UK wage growth rises; Trump blasts the Fed again - business live 11 Jun 10:24am UK wage growth rises; Trump blasts the Fed again - business live
Rolling economic and financial news, including new UK unemployment figures and the latest trade war action
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Leasehold trap: watchdog investigates if homebuyers are treated unfairly 11 Jun 10:11am Leasehold trap: watchdog investigates if homebuyers are treated unfairly
Competition and Markets Authority to look at mis-selling and potentially unfair contracts UK homeowners at risk of falling into the so-called “leasehold trap” could benefit from a new official investigation into potential misleading practices and unfair terms. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said
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Greenpeace North Sea oil rig protest prompts BP injunction 11 Jun 10:05am Greenpeace North Sea oil rig protest prompts BP injunction
Group says it will continue protest at company’s continued drilling despite climate crisis
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UK wage growth rises as unemployment sticks at 44-year low - business live 11 Jun 9:56am Updated UK wage growth rises as unemployment sticks at 44-year low - business live
Rolling economic and financial news, including new UK unemployment figures and the latest trade war action
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Tory leadership contest: Do tax plans add up? 11 Jun 9:31am Updated Tory leadership contest: Do tax plans add up?
Some of the contenders are pledging big tax cuts.
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Mike Ashley launches last-minute legal action against Debenhams 11 Jun 9:24am Mike Ashley launches last-minute legal action against Debenhams
The agreed deal, known as a CVA, will allow Debenhams to shutter at least 22 shops and benefit from lower rents on more than 100 others.
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UK wage growth faster than expected 11 Jun 9:03am Updated UK wage growth faster than expected
Wages rose at an annual pace of 3.4% in the three months to April, official figures show.
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Neil Woodford refuses to waive fees despite pressure from MPs and FCA 11 Jun 9:01am Updated Neil Woodford refuses to waive fees despite pressure from MPs and FCA
Regulator said City stock-picker should scrap charges on frozen Equity Income Fund Neil Woodford is refusing to waive fees for investors trapped in his flagship fund, despite calls by MPs and Britain’s financial regulator to scrap an estimated £100,000 in daily charges. Woodford has come under growing pressure since Nicky Morgan, the MP and chair of the Treasury select committee, called on the embattled fund manager to waive fees for thousands of investors
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DealBook Briefing: Ganging Up on Big Tech 11 Jun 8:15am Updated DealBook Briefing: Ganging Up on Big Tech
President Trump, Yelp and a noodle shop in New York are among those to have criticized web giants, as regulators undertake closer scrutiny of the companies’ behavior.
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Mike Ashley starts legal challenge to Debenhams rescue plan 11 Jun 8:13am Mike Ashley starts legal challenge to Debenhams rescue plan
Sports Direct boss challenges CVA deals which thwarted bid to control department store Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has fired off a legal challenge against Debenhams rescue restructure, which was approved by creditors last month. The legal challenge is the latest blow by Ashley in his battle with the department store, which was taken over by a syndicate of banks and hedge funds it owed money. The deal thwarted an attempt by the Sports Direct boss to take control.
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Investors sell Ted Baker shares after profit warning 11 Jun 8:08am Investors sell Ted Baker shares after profit warning
Shares fall by more than a quarter after the firm says earnings will fall short of expectations.
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Arcadia on the brink after Intu rejects revised CVA plan 11 Jun 8:06am Arcadia on the brink after Intu rejects revised CVA plan
Philip Green’s group expected to go into administration if landlords refuse rent cuts The future of
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Sports Direct challenges Debenhams restructure plan 11 Jun 8:02am Sports Direct challenges Debenhams restructure plan
Retail mogul and Debenhams shareholder Mike Ashley has challenged the high street chain's plans to restructure the business following its rescue from administration in April.
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Senior BoE official backs fund suspensions amid Neil Woodford saga 11 Jun 7:54am Senior BoE official backs fund suspensions amid Neil Woodford saga
A senior Bank of England official has supported the use of suspensions to protect funds, as pressure grows on under-fire asset manager Neil Woodford.
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Sir Philip Green: Landlord threatens rescue deal 11 Jun 7:10am Sir Philip Green: Landlord threatens rescue deal
The fate of Sir Philip Green's Top Shop and Burton retail empire will be put to the vote on Wednesday.
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Greenpeace continues anti-drilling protest on BP North Sea oil rig 11 Jun 7:02am Greenpeace continues anti-drilling protest on BP North Sea oil rig
Oil firm accused of hypocrisy by claiming it accepts Paris agreement while still drilling Two more Greenpeace climate protesters have climbed onboard a North Sea oil rig the environmental campaign group has occupied since Sunday in a protest against increased drilling by BP. The two activists climbed on to the rig in the Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness, at about 9pm on Monday, replacing the
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They Just Won’t Die: Dark Web Drug Sellers Resist Police Crackdowns 11 Jun 7:00am Updated They Just Won’t Die: Dark Web Drug Sellers Resist Police Crackdowns
The notorious Silk Road site was shut down in 2013. Others have followed. But the online trafficking of illegal narcotics hasn’t abated.
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Best cash Isas 2019: Where to get the best cash Isa rates and deals 11 Jun 6:28am Updated Best cash Isas 2019: Where to get the best cash Isa rates and deals
We pick our five favourite cash Isas for savers. This is essential Isa reading and is kept up-to-date throughout the year
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Critics of quantitative easing should consider the alternative | Barry Eichengreen 11 Jun 6:24am Critics of quantitative easing should consider the alternative | Barry Eichengreen
Political interference with fiscal policy is likelier if central banks shun QE in the next recession
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John Lewis to start building home extensions 11 Jun 6:22am John Lewis to start building home extensions
The department store hopes to renovate and extend homes as well as furnishing them.
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Demand for soy and meat by major brands driving deforestation 11 Jun 5:20am Demand for soy and meat by major brands driving deforestation
Some of the world's largest brands have been accused of "destroying our children's future" after a report found an area of forest twice the size of the UK was destroyed for products such as soy in a decade.
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WhatsApp to take legal action against spammers 11 Jun 5:16am WhatsApp to take legal action against spammers
WhatsApp has revealed it will begin to take legal action against people using its platform for spam messages.
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Risky Borrowing Is Making a Comeback, but Banks Are on the Sideline 11 Jun 5:00am Updated Risky Borrowing Is Making a Comeback, but Banks Are on the Sideline
New and untested players, some backed by Wall Street, have helped borrowers pile up billions in loans. What could go wrong?
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Trump’s Trade War Has Wall Street Forecasts Frozen in Place 11 Jun 5:00am Updated Trump’s Trade War Has Wall Street Forecasts Frozen in Place
With zero certainty about what lies ahead, analysts are standing pat on earnings forecasts. If they start to cut targets, stocks could be in for a dive.
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New Sizewell power station could add £6 to energy bills 11 Jun 4:55am New Sizewell power station could add £6 to energy bills
Energy bills could rise by £6 a year under EDF plans to build a new nuclear power station at Sizewell.
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UK wage growth rises as unemployment keeps falling - business live 11 Jun 4:44am UK wage growth rises as unemployment keeps falling - business live
Rolling economic and financial news, including new UK unemployment figures and the latest trade war action
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Lakeside-owner Intu puts Green’s Arcadia on brink 11 Jun 4:36am Lakeside-owner Intu puts Green’s Arcadia on brink
Sir Philip Green's plan to save his high street empire from collapse edged closer to failure on Tuesday when its second-biggest landlord indicated it would oppose a last-gasp rescue deal.
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Economy hit after car makers stopped production ahead of the original March 31 Brexit deadline 11 Jun 4:35am Updated Economy hit after car makers stopped production ahead of the original March 31 Brexit deadline
The UK had been due to leave the European Union on March 31, and several large car firms shut their factories in the immediate aftermath of the deadline so that they could avoid disruption.
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How do you get promoted after hitting your 50s? 11 Jun 4:33am How do you get promoted after hitting your 50s?
If you want to get promoted after reaching your 50s, make your ambitions known to bosses and keep your options open, according to a jobs expert.
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The bottom line: Which profit measures should you pay attention to or be wary of? 11 Jun 4:30am The bottom line: Which profit measures should you pay attention to or be wary of?
'Profit' is one of the most common words in the business cannon but it is also one of the most slippery, meaning wildly different things to different people.
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More Britons are being pursued for motoring offences committed abroad 11 Jun 4:22am Updated More Britons are being pursued for motoring offences committed abroad
Under new rules, it is now easier for foreign police to pursue drivers for breaking laws in their respective countries - and new stats show inquiries have already increased significantly.
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Most UK homeowners expect house prices to grow 11 Jun 4:19am Most UK homeowners expect house prices to grow
Around four in five property owners remain optimistic about house price growth in the next six months, although the picture varies across different regions.
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Neil Woodford faces regulator pressure over fees 11 Jun 4:14am Updated Neil Woodford faces regulator pressure over fees
City watchdog the FCA adds to calls for suspended Woodford Equity Income Fund to waive fees.
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The £1.5bn cost of doing business with Woodford: Hargreaves slips 15% 11 Jun 4:00am Updated The £1.5bn cost of doing business with Woodford: Hargreaves slips 15%
Shares in the online fund supermarket fell for the fifth day in a row, as Hargreaves was forced to deny that ripples from Woodford's calamity will cause problems for its own in-house funds.
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Majority of UK homeowners expect house prices to grow despite property market slowdown   11 Jun 3:51am Updated Majority of UK homeowners expect house prices to grow despite property market slowdown  
Around four in five property owners remain optimistic about house price growth in the next six months, although the picture varies across different regions.
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Three quarters of workers in their 50s feel blocked in their careers 11 Jun 3:51am Updated Three quarters of workers in their 50s feel blocked in their careers
Three out of four workers aged in their 50s believe they have hit a career ceiling with their current employers, new research from jobs and recruitment firms reveals.
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Moor Hall in Lancashire crowned best restaurant in UK 11 Jun 2:39am Moor Hall in Lancashire crowned best restaurant in UK
Aughton restaurant is among 23 from north of England and Scotland to make top 100 A Lancashire restaurant that clocked up two
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Best Western kept me waiting, then issued a parking fine 11 Jun 2:00am Best Western kept me waiting, then issued a parking fine
I went to get my iPhone back, then got a penalty for going over the 20-minute free parking
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HMRC outlay on Amazon over six times what firm paid in corporation tax – GMB 11 Jun 2:00am HMRC outlay on Amazon over six times what firm paid in corporation tax – GMB
UK tax authority spent £11m to use online giant’s web-hosting services in 2018, says report HM Revenue & Customs spent £11m to use Amazon’s web-hosting service last year, more than six times the £1.7m it received in corporation tax from Amazon’s main UK business, according to a new report. The UK tax authority was the second-biggest spender on Amazon services among central government departments, falling just behind the Home Office which spent nearly £16m last year, according to a report published by the GMB trade union.
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An Overloaded Ferry Flipped and Drowned Hundreds of Schoolchildren. Could It Happen Again? 11 Jun 1:38am Updated An Overloaded Ferry Flipped and Drowned Hundreds of Schoolchildren. Could It Happen Again?
South Korea promised to root out a culture that put profit ahead of safety. But cheating and corruption continue to endanger travelers.
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Firms say US abortion restrictions are 11 Jun 1:37am Firms say US abortion restrictions are "bad for business"
In an open letter, leaders from nearly 200 firms argue abortion restrictions are "bad for business".
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Trump Renews Attacks on Fed, Putting Central Bank in a Bind 11 Jun 12:17am Updated Trump Renews Attacks on Fed, Putting Central Bank in a Bind
The Federal Reserve has gone from lifting rates to watching for signs that a cut is needed, but President Trump is still blasting its policies.
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11 Jun 12:10am Updated Nissan and Renault Lock Horns as Relationship Sours Further
The Japanese carmaker criticized its French partner’s vow to block its overhaul effort, further straining the troubled auto alliance.
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