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12 Jun 11:57pm A Canadian Store Tried to Bag-Shame Its Customers. Nice Try.
A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise hit on social media instead.
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Why Women, but Not Men, Are Judged for a Messy House 12 Jun 11:55pm Updated Why Women, but Not Men, Are Judged for a Messy House
They’re still held to a higher social standard, which explains why they’re doing so much housework, studies show.
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The Resurrection of Dolce & Gabbana 12 Jun 11:13pm Updated The Resurrection of Dolce & Gabbana
After last year’s debacle in China, the brand went dark. Now it may be on its way back.
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Martin Feldstein, 79, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies 12 Jun 10:40pm Updated Martin Feldstein, 79, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies
He took a leave from Harvard to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and, as a deficit hawk, never shied from challenging his White House colleagues.
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When Pepsi was swapped for Soviet warships 12 Jun 7:12pm When Pepsi was swapped for Soviet warships
For some countries bartering has long been a vital part of how they trade overseas.
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NAO says 60% of help-to-buy buyers did not need state support 12 Jun 7:01pm NAO says 60% of help-to-buy buyers did not need state support
Scheme has proven controversial as housebuilders’ profits have dramatically increased More than half of people using the government’s
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UK flower-growing industry in full bloom and worth £121m 12 Jun 7:01pm UK flower-growing industry in full bloom and worth £121m
Homegrown stems accounted for 14% of £865m worth of flowers sold in Britain last year
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Martin Feldstein, 77, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Is Dead 12 Jun 6:26pm Martin Feldstein, 77, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Is Dead
He took a leave from Harvard to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and, as a deficit hawk, never shied from challenging his White House colleagues.
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Martin Feldstein, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies at 79 12 Jun 6:19pm Martin Feldstein, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies at 79
He took a leave from Harvard to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and, as a deficit hawk, never shied from challenging his White House colleagues.
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Trump Isn’t Alone. These Millennials on the Left Want Low Interest Rates, Too. 12 Jun 6:06pm Updated Trump Isn’t Alone. These Millennials on the Left Want Low Interest Rates, Too.
Sam Bell and his colleagues at Employ America want the central bank to cut interest rates now, and to lift them less quickly after the next recession, to create more jobs.
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New boss of consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser tipped for a pay package worth more than £16.6m  12 Jun 6:04pm Updated New boss of consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser tipped for a pay package worth more than £16.6m 
Laxman Narasimhan, 50, will take over from current chief executive Rakesh Kapoor on September 1, the maker of Cillit Bang and Durex announced yesterday.
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Sky doubles spending on new shows to £1bn a year 12 Jun 5:33pm Sky doubles spending on new shows to £1bn a year
It comes after hit drama Chernobyl attracted 3.4 million viewers and became the firm's most successful production ever. Other successes have included Patrick Melrose.
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Florida Company Sued Over Sales of Skimpy Health Plans 12 Jun 5:26pm Florida Company Sued Over Sales of Skimpy Health Plans
A lawsuit accuses Health Insurance Innovations of defrauding consumers who were misled into buying plans that left them with thousands of dollars in medical bills.
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ALEX BRUMMER: When apologies fall short 12 Jun 5:13pm ALEX BRUMMER: When apologies fall short
The air is fizzing with apologies at present. Neil Woodford has apologised again to clients in his shrunken and temporarily closed Woodford Equity Income fund.
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MARKET REPORT: Profit warning puts the brakes on at Pendragon with shares diving 20.9% 12 Jun 5:07pm MARKET REPORT: Profit warning puts the brakes on at Pendragon with shares diving 20.9%
The Evans Halshaw owner warned that it was likely to swing to a loss in 2019. Pendragon said it has ended up with far too many second-hand motors that it needs to offload cheaply.
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Onshore wind farms in UK could cut £50 a year off energy bills 12 Jun 5:00pm Onshore wind farms in UK could cut £50 a year off energy bills
Government urged to overturn effective ban to help meet ambitious climate targets Government ministers face rising calls to lift their block on onshore wind farms to help meet the UK’s ambitious climate targets while reducing home energy bills. Some of Europe’s largest energy investors have urged the government to overturn an effective ban on new onshore wind farms in England, warning that it may be stifling a flood of investment into the UK’s clean energy sector.
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Saga boss quits after a 79% dive in its share price - but walks away with almost £12m in pay 12 Jun 4:58pm Saga boss quits after a 79% dive in its share price - but walks away with almost £12m in pay
Lance Batchelor - who has pocketed almost £12 million in pay since he took over in 2014 - will stand down in January. His departure follows a dismal run at retirement firm Saga.
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Renault Leader, Acknowledging ‘Tense Climate,’ Seeks Stronger Ties With Nissan 12 Jun 4:52pm Updated Renault Leader, Acknowledging ‘Tense Climate,’ Seeks Stronger Ties With Nissan
The pledge to shore up the world’s largest auto alliance comes a week after Fiat Chrysler abruptly withdrew a proposal to merge with Renault.
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Norway takes further steps to ditch its investments in fossil fuels 12 Jun 4:47pm Norway takes further steps to ditch its investments in fossil fuels
Norway's parliament voted yesterday to stop the country's giant fund investing in companies which produce more than 20m tons of coal per year.
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De La Rue is to sell its passport division after losing key contract, putting 200 jobs at risk  12 Jun 4:45pm De La Rue is to sell its passport division after losing key contract, putting 200 jobs at risk 
The 198-year-old company, which also prints banknotes, is selling its International Identity Solutions arm for £42 million to Swedish rival HID Global, sparking fears for its Gateshead facility.
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The Safest Place in a Car Crash Isn’t the Back Seat Anymore 12 Jun 4:22pm Updated The Safest Place in a Car Crash Isn’t the Back Seat Anymore
Researchers have new recommendations for where to sit (in the front, for adults; kids still get the back) and what features to look for.
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Majestic Wine shares rise as US hedge fund joins bidders for stores 12 Jun 2:14pm Majestic Wine shares rise as US hedge fund joins bidders for stores
Elliott Advisors reportedly seeking to buy retailer’s 200 UK shops
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Green secures rescue deal for Topshop empire 12 Jun 2:08pm Updated Green secures rescue deal for Topshop empire
Sir Philip Green's restructuring of his retail empire will come at the cost of shops and jobs.
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Arcadia: Landlords back rescue plan, but 1,000 jobs still lost - business live 12 Jun 1:25pm Updated Arcadia: Landlords back rescue plan, but 1,000 jobs still lost - business live
Victory for Sir Philip Green as landlords approve a CVA that spares Top Shop, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins from closure
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House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media 12 Jun 1:25pm Updated House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media
Local journalism has been pushed “to the verge of extinction,” said a member of a committee that plans 18 months of hearings and other scrutiny of the big technology platforms.
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Has SoHo Become One Big Wellness Pop-Up? 12 Jun 1:11pm Updated Has SoHo Become One Big Wellness Pop-Up?
CBD stores and face-mask pushers are going to destroy us all.
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Arcadia: Thousands of jobs saved as landlords back rescue plan - business live 12 Jun 12:53pm Updated Arcadia: Thousands of jobs saved as landlords back rescue plan - business live
Victory for Sir Philip Green as landlords approve a CVA that spares Top Shop, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins from closure
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Arcadia rescue deal approved by creditors, saving thousands of jobs - business live 12 Jun 12:28pm Updated Arcadia rescue deal approved by creditors, saving thousands of jobs - business live
Victory for Sir Philip Green as landlords back a CVA that spares Top Shop, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins from closure
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Supermarkets join pledge to halve £20bn food waste by 2030 12 Jun 12:15pm Supermarkets join pledge to halve £20bn food waste by 2030
The UK's major supermarkets have signed a pledge to help halve the country's £20bn annual food waste bill by 2030.
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Ford recalls 1.2 million vehicles in US over suspension fault 12 Jun 12:14pm Ford recalls 1.2 million vehicles in US over suspension fault
The Explorer sport utility vehicle is being recalled over suspension issues which could affect steering.
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FTSE CLOSE: CVA vote for Arcadia; Reckitt Benckiser names new boss 12 Jun 12:12pm FTSE CLOSE: CVA vote for Arcadia; Reckitt Benckiser names new boss
Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire has won enough backing from landlords to push through restructuring plans that will cut rents, the company said.
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FTSE LIVE: CVA vote for Arcadia looms; Reckitt Benckiser names new boss 12 Jun 12:06pm Updated FTSE LIVE: CVA vote for Arcadia looms; Reckitt Benckiser names new boss
After a six-day rally, US equity markets gave up early gains on Tuesday to just about end in negative territory. This set the tone for the European open on Wednesday.
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Arcadia rescue deal approved by creditors, saving 18,000 jobs - business live 12 Jun 11:59am Arcadia rescue deal approved by creditors, saving 18,000 jobs - business live
Landlords behind Top Shop, Miss Selfridge and Burton have approved Sir Philip Green’s CVA, meaning Arcadia will avoid administration
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Lidl to open first central London store 12 Jun 10:45am Lidl to open first central London store
Lidl is set to open its first central London store on Tottenham Court Road as part of a £500m expansion.
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Waterstones owner Elliott plots Majestic Wine deal 12 Jun 9:38am Waterstones owner Elliott plots Majestic Wine deal
The investment giant which owns Waterstones, the British-based bookseller, has gatecrashed the £100m auction of Majestic Wine’s store network as the listed retailer plots a retreat from British high streets.
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Huawei cancels laptop launch because of US trade blacklist 12 Jun 9:34am Huawei cancels laptop launch because of US trade blacklist
The firm said it was unable to manufacture a planned laptop because the US had put it on a blacklist.
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What next for Neil Woodford and his investors? Investing Show 12 Jun 8:52am What next for Neil Woodford and his investors? Investing Show
What can DIY investors learn from the Woodford blowout for how they manage their money, keep an eye on the funds they hold, and whether an investment trust would be better option?
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Northern Ireland businesses warned over no-deal Brexit 12 Jun 8:22am Northern Ireland businesses warned over no-deal Brexit
Firms face severe problems from export checks and inspections, report says
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New Met Police recruits to get part-time work option 12 Jun 7:54am Updated New Met Police recruits to get part-time work option
The Met believes it is the first force in the UK to offer part-time positions to its officers.
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Lidl ramps up supermarket battle with 40 new stores 12 Jun 7:27am Updated Lidl ramps up supermarket battle with 40 new stores
The discount retailer plans 40 new stores in the south east of England, creating 1,500 new jobs.
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Lidl to launch first central London store 12 Jun 7:27am Lidl to launch first central London store
German discount chain Lidl will invest £500m in London and create 1,500 new jobs Lidl is to launch its first store in central London as it opens 40 new shops across the capital in the next five years. The German discount chain said it would invest more than £500m in London and create 1,500 jobs at the new stores, at locations including Alperton, East Acton, Hackbridge and Watford. Lidl currently has 88 shops in the capital, out of 760 in the UK.
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Banks pledge to protect notes and coins amid fears Britain is becoming a cashless society 12 Jun 7:05am Updated Banks pledge to protect notes and coins amid fears Britain is becoming a cashless society
Trade body UK Finance has joined a taskforce, called the Joint Authorities Cash Strategy Group, to ensure cash is kept available to the millions who depend on it.
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Boohoo fashions sales rise that its struggling retail rivals would die for 12 Jun 7:03am Updated Boohoo fashions sales rise that its struggling retail rivals would die for
The Love Island favourite fashioned a better-than-expected 39 per cent rise in sales in the past three months - throwing the troubles of its competitors Ted Baker, Quiz and Arcadia into sharp relief.
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Boohoo credits floral prints for sales surge 12 Jun 6:42am Boohoo credits floral prints for sales surge
Demand for floral prints and block colours helps the fashion chain outperform its rivals.
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DealBook Briefing: T-Mobile’s Sprint Deal Is in Big Trouble 12 Jun 6:32am DealBook Briefing: T-Mobile’s Sprint Deal Is in Big Trouble
A lawsuit by 10 state attorneys general to block the $26 billion takeover could kill the transaction — or at least tie it up in the courts for ages.
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Arcadia: from its roots with Burton in 1903 to near collapse 12 Jun 6:23am Arcadia: from its roots with Burton in 1903 to near collapse
Sir Philip Green battles to save a business that now includes Topshop, Evans and Wallis Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group, now facing the prospect of collapse, traces its
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Lidl ploughs into London with 40 new shops creating 1,500 jobs 12 Jun 6:07am Updated Lidl ploughs into London with 40 new shops creating 1,500 jobs
The move is part of the company's audacious £500million expansion plan and is set to create around 1,500 new retail jobs over the next five years.
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Facebook to launch London hub to fight harmful content 12 Jun 5:51am Facebook to launch London hub to fight harmful content
Facebook is opening an engineering centre in London as part of its strategy to keep harmful content away from its platform.
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Why after Woodford you must give investments an emergency MOT 12 Jun 5:30am Updated Why after Woodford you must give investments an emergency MOT
Never have investors been dealt such a stark reminder that past performance is no guarantee of future success, so in the light of Woodford what should you do with your investments?
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People living in the South East have the highest average credit rating 12 Jun 5:15am People living in the South East have the highest average credit rating
Britons' credit scores have improved on average across the country, but no region can boast more than just a 'fair' rating, a new report has revealed.
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What are the best buy easy-access savings rates? 12 Jun 5:07am Updated What are the best buy easy-access savings rates?
Remember the time before Marcus Bank? It's difficult, given its dominance since last autumn at the top of our best buy savings tables
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Pendragon warns of annual loss as it slashes prices of used cars 12 Jun 5:03am Pendragon warns of annual loss as it slashes prices of used cars
Share price of Britain’s biggest car dealer plunges almost 23% after announcement Pendragon, Britain’s biggest car dealer, said it would remain in the red this year because of a tough market that has forced it to slash prices of used cars. The company, which trades under the Evans Halshaw, Stratstone and Car Store brands and sells all the main marques, predicted a small pre-tax loss in 2019, excluding proceeds from US disposals.
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As Protesters Fill Hong Kong’s Streets, Businesses Watch Quietly With Alarm 12 Jun 5:03am Updated As Protesters Fill Hong Kong’s Streets, Businesses Watch Quietly With Alarm
A wave of concern has spread through a community of foreign consultants, investors and executives who have made the territory their home and regional headquarters.
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New Facebook app will pay users for their data 12 Jun 4:50am New Facebook app will pay users for their data
Facebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users' data.
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Hallelujah! Saving rates on easy-access accounts creep up to 1.5% 12 Jun 4:46am Updated Hallelujah! Saving rates on easy-access accounts creep up to 1.5%
Savers happy to run their account online can now earn 1.5 per cent with Beehive Money, a trading name of Nottingham Building Society.
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Sorrell shows Spirit by hiring ex-WPP executives 12 Jun 4:30am Sorrell shows Spirit by hiring ex-WPP executives
One of Sir Martin Sorrell’s ex-WPP lieutenants is rejoining his former boss at his new digitally focused marketing services venture, in a move that may stoke further tensions between the two companies.
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ASK TONY: I gave Toto Energy a final meter reading and they billed me £10k with just 7 days to pay!  12 Jun 4:26am Updated ASK TONY: I gave Toto Energy a final meter reading and they billed me £10k with just 7 days to pay! 
I switched from Toto Energy to a new supplier and gave the firm a final reading. I then received a bill for £10,738.60. I am at a loss to know where this amount has come from.
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A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook’s Rules 12 Jun 4:24am Updated A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook’s Rules
Last month, the social media company would not remove a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Facebook said the video of Mr. Zuckerberg will get the same treatment.
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Woodford crisis puts fund best buy lists in dock: Watchdog launches probe 12 Jun 4:11am Updated Woodford crisis puts fund best buy lists in dock: Watchdog launches probe
As City regulators launched a probe into best-buy lists, Hargreaves was sent a string of questions about its practices by MPs on the Treasury select committee.
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M6 toll prices to rise 5% from 12 July meaning a £6.70 charge 12 Jun 4:11am Updated M6 toll prices to rise 5% from 12 July meaning a £6.70 charge
Charges are being hiked across all vehicle categories, though there will be a new off-peak discount rate for those who choose to the toll road early in the morning and late at night on weekdays.
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Were Woodford savers short changed in cosy Patient Capital deal? 12 Jun 4:10am Updated Were Woodford savers short changed in cosy Patient Capital deal?
In March, the now suspended Woodford Equity Income fund handed over stakes in five privately owned firms to another of Woodford's operations, Woodford Patient Capital Trust.
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Woodford is under pressure but are fund fees a rip-off?  12 Jun 4:09am Woodford is under pressure but 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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Howe we built an eco-home for £150,000 in the Scottish borders 12 Jun 3:58am Updated Howe we built an eco-home for £150,000 in the Scottish borders
The £150,000 budget for Bill and Sukie Barker's home didn't cover the cost of the land in the Scottish Borders, but it did cover the cost of the build and the furniture.
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What is the difference between operating profit, pre-tax profit and EBITDA? 12 Jun 3:52am Updated What is the difference between operating profit, pre-tax profit and EBITDA?
'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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As Trade War With U.S. Grinds On, Chinese Tourists Stay Away 12 Jun 3:00am As Trade War With U.S. Grinds On, Chinese Tourists Stay Away
The number of Chinese tourists is falling. And that’s especially painful to businesses they favor, because they tend to spend more than other visitors.
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Car dealership giant Pendragon issues profit warning 12 Jun 2:08am Car dealership giant Pendragon issues profit warning
Shares in car dealership giant Pendragon slumped by a fifth on Wednedsay, after it warned that the first half of 2019 is "expected to be significantly loss making" ahead of any return to group profitability.
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Why did Saga take 10 months to sort out my broken boiler? 12 Jun 2:00am Why did Saga take 10 months to sort out my broken boiler?
After a service there was no hot water, no heating and no cooking as the gas was cut off
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Don’t believe the naysayers: Capitalism is healthier than it appears 12 Jun 2:00am Don’t believe the naysayers: Capitalism is healthier than it appears
Populist prophets of doom are wrong. The capitalist system is working for Americans
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Book Publishers Adopt a New Office Image: Openness 12 Jun 12:22am Updated Book Publishers Adopt a New Office Image: Openness
Despite a reputation for being bound by tradition, companies are embracing changes that have modernized other workplaces.
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Like Comic Books? This Platform Picks Titles for You 12 Jun 12:20am Updated Like Comic Books? This Platform Picks Titles for You
Graphite, a free digital service, will use artificial intelligence to suggest content based on the taste of its users.
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Amazon to End Its Restaurant Delivery Service 12 Jun 12:19am Updated Amazon to End Its Restaurant Delivery Service
Amazon Restaurants, which was available in nearly 200 American cities, will officially close on June 24. The company says it will focus on grocery delivery.
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4 Questions Hovering Over the Raytheon-United Technologies Deal to Create a Defense Giant 12 Jun 12:19am Updated 4 Questions Hovering Over the Raytheon-United Technologies Deal to Create a Defense Giant
The two companies 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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China Moves to Close Gap in Trade Expertise as Clash With Trump Intensifies 12 Jun 12:15am Updated China Moves to Close Gap in Trade Expertise as Clash With Trump Intensifies
Beijing called in one of its most experienced negotiators on trade policy shortly before talks with the United States collapsed, adding a veteran voice at a critical moment.
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The New 42nd Street, a Theater Nonprofit, Names Its Next Leader 12 Jun 12:07am Updated The New 42nd Street, a Theater Nonprofit, Names Its Next Leader
Russell Granet will be the new president and chief executive of the organization, taking over as Cora Cahan steps down.
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