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17 Jul 9:19pm Updated After Netflix’s Prices Go Up, Its U.S. Subscriptions Go Down
The drop in the second quarter was the first in 12 years of streaming. And while the company added 2.7 million customers worldwide, Wall Street had expected five million.
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17 Jul 8:09pm Updated Netflix Loses Subscribers in U.S. as Growth Slows
The streaming giant said it had added 2.7 million subscribers for the three months ending in June, well short of the five million Wall Street investors were expecting.
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17 Jul 7:07pm UK workers who lose jobs to AI to be retrained
The government launches a scheme to retrain workers whose jobs may vanish because of automation.
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The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation 17 Jul 6:36pm Updated The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation
The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.
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Disney Calls Heiress’s Pay Criticism a ‘Gross and Unfair Exaggeration’ 17 Jul 6:23pm Updated Disney Calls Heiress’s Pay Criticism a ‘Gross and Unfair Exaggeration’
Walt Disney’s grandniece Abigail Disney had said she was “livid” about the company’s pay practices after a visit to Disneyland last year.
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17 Jul 5:48pm Netflix Loses Subscribes in U.S. as Growth Slows
The streaming giant said it had added 2.7 million subscribers for the three months ending in June, well short of the five million Wall Street investors were expecting.
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Sanctions on Russia and North Korea Put Tiny Latvia in U.S. Cross Hairs 17 Jul 5:40pm Updated Sanctions on Russia and North Korea Put Tiny Latvia in U.S. Cross Hairs
Corruption has driven honest investors away and damaged the Latvian economy, making the cleaning up of illicit bank activity a top priority for a new government.
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17 Jul 5:28pm Netflix Stock Tumbles as Subscriber Growth Falls Far Below Expectations
The streaming giant said it had added 2.7 million subscribers for the three months ending in June, well short of the five million Wall Street investors were expecting.
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17 Jul 5:19pm Updated Netflix shares sink 10% as subscriber take-up slows
The video streaming pioneer blamed price rises for adding fewer paid subscribers than hoped.
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G7 leaders to back tech revolution for African women 17 Jul 5:00pm G7 leaders to back tech revolution for African women
Leaders to back Gates Foundation call to help rural poor and women access mobile banking World leaders are to pledge to shape the technological revolution sweeping through Africa by acting to lift the threat of 400 million predominantly rural women being excluded from digital financial services. G7 finance ministers meeting in France are to endorse a paper from the Gates Foundation saying there is a serious risk that digital technology and mobile banking will bypass millions of women in Africa, leaving them disempowered for a generation.
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Troubled Saga soars 13% as ruthless hedge fund Elliott Management buys a 5% stake  17 Jul 4:53pm Troubled Saga soars 13% as ruthless hedge fund Elliott Management buys a 5% stake 
The move by Elliot, run by Wall Street billionaire Paul Singer, could herald a campaign for major changes. Elliott's 5.1 per cent stake emerged after Saga shares hit all-time lows last month.
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Lawyers and accountants contributed £19bn in taxes last year - up 6.8% from 2016 17 Jul 4:53pm Lawyers and accountants contributed £19bn in taxes last year - up 6.8% from 2016
The legal and accounting sectors made up 2.8 per cent of UK tax receipts. It highlights the importance of professional services in providing funds to the public purse.
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Amazon faces EU probe amid concerns it uses data from small retailers to gain an unfair advantage 17 Jul 4:51pm Amazon faces EU probe amid concerns it uses data from small retailers to gain an unfair advantage
Amazon allows retailers to sign up and sell products alongside those sold directly by Amazon itself - meaning in theory the online giant could undermine independents and favour its own items.
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Airbnb, Under Attack in New Jersey, Seeks a New Ally: Voters 17 Jul 3:12pm Updated Airbnb, Under Attack in New Jersey, Seeks a New Ally: Voters
Jersey City passed a law threatening one of Airbnb’s lucrative markets. Instead of going to court, the company is trying to get the law onto a ballot.
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Saga looks horribly exposed as hedge fund Elliott buys 5% stake 17 Jul 3:02pm Saga looks horribly exposed as hedge fund Elliott buys 5% stake
Over-50s specialist vulnerable to having its insurance arm split away from its cruise operation This fight looks unfair. In one corner stands Elliott Advisors, the UK end of an aggressive $34bn US hedge fund that can often be found telling FTSE 100 firms, such as mining titan BHP and hotelier Whitbread, how to reorganise their businesses. In the other corner is Saga, the insurance and cruise ship firm that is a long way from the big time. The over-50s specialist is valued at a mere £550m these days after a 75% fall in its share price since
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Google Glass May Have an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children 17 Jul 2:44pm Google Glass May Have an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children
Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion and make eye contact.
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17 Jul 2:40pm Sneaker auction nets more than $850,000
The first major auction of sneakers nets $850,000, with the last and rarest pair still up for grabs.
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Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade 17 Jul 2:23pm Updated Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade
Pressure from business groups — and the triumph of Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky over his junior partner, Rand Paul — spurred lawmakers to approve updates to the international treaties.
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Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers 17 Jul 2:02pm Updated Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers
European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the data that Amazon uses from third-party sellers who rely on the tech company’s site
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Latvia Is a Small Country Eager to Fix a Big Money-Laundering Problem 17 Jul 1:53pm Updated Latvia Is a Small Country Eager to Fix a Big Money-Laundering Problem
Corruption has driven honest investors away and damaged the Latvian economy, making the cleaning up of illicit bank activity a top priority for a new government.
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City watchdog admits investment rules too complex for staff 17 Jul 1:30pm City watchdog admits investment rules too complex for staff
Angry investors at public meeting demand answers from FCA over financial scandals that have lost their money The City watchdog has admitted that its rules are so complex that even its staff may not understand which investment products come under its jurisdiction. The chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority made the concession during a tempestuous annual public meeting in London on Wednesday, where consumers criticised the regulator for failing to protect them from a growing list of scandals.
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Pound could fall to parity with dollar on hard Brexit concerns 17 Jul 1:26pm Pound could fall to parity with dollar on hard Brexit concerns
Fear of ‘hardline’ Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt could push sterling to mid-80s levels, says Morgan Stanley The pound’s fall to a two-year low against the dollar could be the start of a no-deal Brexit inspired wave of selling that would push sterling towards a
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17 Jul 1:15pm Updated When ‘Good Stories’ Happen for Bad Reasons
We take comfort in news about viral acts of kindness toward the sick, the poor and others in need, experts say, but there’s a catch.
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17 Jul 12:59pm Boeing crash: I miss them every minute
Paul Njoroge, who lost his whole family in the 10 March Boeing crash, gives emotional testimony to US Congress.
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FTSE LIVE: GVC pounded by gambling clampdown; Sterling in the red again as no-deal Brexit looms 17 Jul 12:54pm Updated FTSE LIVE: GVC pounded by gambling clampdown; Sterling in the red again as no-deal Brexit looms
The FTSE 100 closed down 41.74 points at 7535.46 and the pound was at $1.24 against the dollar.
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17 Jul 12:51pm Fast fashion: Zara promises all its clothes will be sustainable by 2025
Shoppers at the chain will also see containers in store so that they can recycle their old clothes.
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17 Jul 12:28pm KLM breastfeeding policy causes turbulence
Dutch airline KLM has asked mothers to cover up when breastfeeding, in response to complaints.
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Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities 17 Jul 12:23pm Updated Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities
For decades, smaller metropolitan areas closed the income gap with bigger, richer ones, but no longer. So places like Winston-Salem, N.C., are trying to lay a new foundation for prosperity.
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17 Jul 12:13pm Ferry companies warn of gridlock in no-deal Brexit
Freight companies have told Newsnight they will refuse boarding to lorries that do not have the right paperwork.
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Government rebukes big FTSE giants for late supplier payment 17 Jul 11:47am Government rebukes big FTSE giants for late supplier payment
A list of leading FTSE companies that include BAE Systems, BT and British Gas owner Centrica have been suspended from the government's Prompt Payment Code, after they were found to take longer than 60 days to pay their suppliers.
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Personal insolvencies grow third year in a row in England and Wales 17 Jul 11:02am Personal insolvencies grow third year in a row in England and Wales
Gender gap widens as women do worse than men, and the north-east continues to suffer The number of people becoming financially insolvent in England and Wales has risen for a third year in a row, with women, and people living in coastal towns most likely to be affected. In
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Google suspends ticket website Viagogo from paid-for global search results 17 Jul 10:28am Google suspends ticket website Viagogo from paid-for global search results
Search engine’s decision follows pressure from campaign groups and MPs Google has suspended the secondary ticketing company
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Capital gains tax rule change could cost accidental landlords thousands 17 Jul 10:24am Capital gains tax rule change could cost accidental landlords thousands
HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed measures announced in the Spring Statement to curb private residence relief for landlords who once lived in their rental property.
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17 Jul 10:14am M&S defends Little Shop toy giveaway despite backlash
The retailer is accused of producing more plastic waste, but says the promotion is sustainable.
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Ladbrokes and Coral owner GVC hit by gambling machine crackdown 17 Jul 10:05am Updated Ladbrokes and Coral owner GVC hit by gambling machine crackdown
The Ladbrokes and Coral owner, which currently has more than 3,400 shops, said UK retail revenue dropped 19 per cent in the last three months - driven by a 39 per cent plunge in machine sales.
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Standard Chartered boss Winters in the cold over pay row 17 Jul 9:52am Standard Chartered boss Winters in the cold over pay row
Anyone heading home through the City of London last night between 6pm and 8.30pm will have had their regular commute disrupted.
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Experts call for heat networks to be regulated  17 Jul 9:39am Updated Experts call for heat networks to be regulated 
Citizens Advice has called on the Government to extend Ofgem's powers so that it can regulate the industry by July 2022.
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The pesticide industry is harming our health and the planet. MPs must act now | Caroline Lucas 17 Jul 9:35am The pesticide industry is harming our health and the planet. MPs must act now | Caroline Lucas
The FFCC report shows only radical change will free farmers from a system focused on cheap food and agrochemical profitsA profound ecological transformation of food and farming is achievable, desirable and urgently needed. That’s a
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London house prices suffer biggest slump since 2009, as pound keeps dropping - business live 17 Jul 9:06am Updated London house prices suffer biggest slump since 2009, as pound keeps dropping - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK housing market keeps slowing and the pound hits fresh lows
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17 Jul 8:58am Updated The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t
How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
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Google suspends ticket website Viagogo from global search rankings 17 Jul 8:50am Google suspends ticket website Viagogo from global search rankings
Search engine’s decision follows pressure from campaign groups and MPs Google has suspended the secondary ticketing company Viagogo from its global search rankings indefinitely, in what could prove a huge blow to the controversial website’s ability to do business. The search engine giant’s surprise decision, in the face of pressure from campaign groups and MPs, comes with Viagogo
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Insolvencies grow in England and Wales for third year running 17 Jul 8:22am Insolvencies grow in England and Wales for third year running
Gender gap widens as women do worse than men, and the north-east continues to suffer The casualty rate for businesses in England and Wales has risen for a third year in a row with insolvencies more common among women and in coastal towns. In
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Northern rail could lose franchise after year of passenger misery 17 Jul 8:11am Northern rail could lose franchise after year of passenger misery
Chris Grayling says company must improve after months of delays and cancellations
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What is Schroders Personal Wealth and how will Lloyds help investors? 17 Jul 7:50am Updated What is Schroders Personal Wealth and how will Lloyds help investors?
The service offered by the new financial planning business from Lloyds Bank and investment management firm Schroders is now open to select Lloyds customers.
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Amazon faces EU inquiry over treatment of small retailers 17 Jul 7:43am Amazon faces EU inquiry over treatment of small retailers
Investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour is likely to spark US anger
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House price growth grinds to a halt across England as drop in London prices weighs on the market 17 Jul 7:37am Updated House price growth grinds to a halt across England as drop in London prices weighs on the market
The capital's property values are down 4.4 per cent over the year to May, and a hefty 2.5 per cent lower than the preceding month - the biggest slide since August 2009.
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17 Jul 7:26am Updated Govia Thameslink fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death
Simon Brown died after leaning from the window of a Gatwick Express train in August 2016.
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17 Jul 7:19am Updated Amazon Marketplace to be investigated by the EU
The online giant is suspected of misusing "sensitive data" from other retailers who sell on its site.
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DealBook Briefing: Big Tech’s Tough Day in D.C. 17 Jul 6:56am Updated DealBook Briefing: Big Tech’s Tough Day in D.C.
Lawmakers had strong questions and criticism for tech giants yesterday during three hearings on Capitol Hill. Here’s what happened.
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Buying holiday cash from a department store could fund a meal abroad 17 Jul 6:54am Updated Buying holiday cash from a department store could fund a meal abroad
The pound has now dropped to a six-month low against the euro and a two-year low against the dollar. And rates are likely to remain uncertain amid political and economic uncertainty.
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Ladbrokes owner to shift 200 jobs abroad 17 Jul 6:48am Ladbrokes owner to shift 200 jobs abroad
Ladbrokes owner GVC confirms that Barking roles will move to Gibraltar and Philippines Ladbrokes owner GVC is planning to shift 200 jobs offshore, despite a rise in revenues as growth in online bets cushioned the impact of new curbs on
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Govia Thameslink fined £1m over passenger killed leaning out of window 17 Jul 6:46am Govia Thameslink fined £1m over passenger killed leaning out of window
Simon Brown, 24, was killed on Gatwick Express train when his head hit a signal gantry The train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been fined £1m after a passenger was killed when he put his head out of a carriage window. Simon Brown, 24, from East Grinstead, West Sussex, suffered catastrophic injuries when his head hit a signal gantry as he leaned out of a Gatwick Express train travelling at 61mph towards Wandsworth Common station in south London.
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Gove and bosses to hold recycling scheme summit 17 Jul 6:36am Gove and bosses to hold recycling scheme summit
The chief executives of Asda, Greggs and J Sainsbury will hold talks with Michael Gove this week amid growing concern that a series of recycling initiatives will impose unsustainable costs on an already-embattled sector.
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London house prices suffer biggest slump since 2009 amid Brexit anxiety - business live 17 Jul 6:07am Updated London house prices suffer biggest slump since 2009 amid Brexit anxiety - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK housing market keeps slowing and the pound hits fresh lows
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States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up 17 Jul 5:59am Updated States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up
Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.
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Plan to open gun megastore in Christchurch prompts concern 17 Jul 5:57am Plan to open gun megastore in Christchurch prompts concern
Gun City, which sold weapons to man accused of mosque attack, plans new outlet The New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of
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London house prices fall at fastest rate in 10 years 17 Jul 5:41am London house prices fall at fastest rate in 10 years
It is the biggest plunge since the 7.0% annual drop recorded in August 2009, says ONS House prices in London have fallen at their fastest pace since the financial crash a decade ago as the capital bears the brunt of the nationwide torpor in the property market. Amid a dearth of potential buyers, the cost of a home in London was 4.4% lower in May than a year earlier, according to the latest official
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Steady inflation good for household spending power 17 Jul 5:29am Steady inflation good for household spending power
A measure of the cost of living remained static last month as rising food and alcohol prices were offset by cheaper petrol and diesel.
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Google Glass Has an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children 17 Jul 5:00am Google Glass Has an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children
Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion and make eye contact.
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17 Jul 4:48am SeaWorld hits back in whale tourism row
The US theme park defends its record after Virgin Holidays stops selling tickets to its attractions.
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The FCA is under fire over yet another scandal where savers lost £106m but no one was charged  17 Jul 4:35am Updated The FCA is under fire over yet another scandal where savers lost £106m but no one was charged 
The Connaught Income Fund Series 1 fell into administration in 2012, losing savers £106 million. No individual was ever charged with any wrongdoing.
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Brexit fears drag pound to fresh two-year low ahead of UK inflation report - business live 17 Jul 4:34am Updated Brexit fears drag pound to fresh two-year low ahead of UK inflation report - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a disorderly Brexit weigh on sterling
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Why that £6.99 DIY will could cost your loved ones a fortune 17 Jul 4:34am Why that £6.99 DIY will could cost your loved ones a fortune
Our probe has found a string of potential pitfalls with popular DIY will packs and online services. In the worst cases, your will could be declared invalid or your loved ones forced into court battles.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Britain takes a pounding 17 Jul 4:31am Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Britain takes a pounding
The dilemma for Bank of England interest rate-setters as they head towards the August meeting and release of the Inflation Report gets tougher by the day.
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ASK TONY: A cracked windscreen cost me £542 to repair. So why did Saga only offer £100? 17 Jul 4:30am Updated ASK TONY: A cracked windscreen cost me £542 to repair. So why did Saga only offer £100?
My rear windscreen was shattered by a stone on a Friday afternoon. I contacted my insurer, Saga, and was given details for its chosen windscreen firms.
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17 Jul 4:29am Swatch profits hit after crackdown on grey market
The watchmaker has stopped supplying some retailers it suspects of selling to unauthorised traders.
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Chorley Building Society launches a new savings deal just for the over-60s paying £1.35% 17 Jul 4:18am Updated Chorley Building Society launches a new savings deal just for the over-60s paying £1.35%
You need to deposit £170,000 in the account to earn 1.35% which means it is a non-starter for many people because under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, only £85,000 is covered.
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A Prosperous China Says ‘Men Preferred,’ and Women Lose 17 Jul 4:12am Updated A Prosperous China Says ‘Men Preferred,’ and Women Lose
Gender is now one of the most important factors behind income inequality in China, where workplace discrimination and court rulings have set women back.
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Is it any wonder women like Maggie had no idea that their state pension age was rising? 17 Jul 3:57am Updated Is it any wonder women like Maggie had no idea that their state pension age was rising?
Maggie Briley, 64, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, said she had no idea her pension age was rising and by the time she learned she would have to wait til 65 she had already quit her full-time job.
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London house prices fall at fastest rate in a decade 17 Jul 3:35am London house prices fall at fastest rate in a decade
House prices in London fell in May at their fastest rate for almost a decade, according to official figures.
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Banks revive an old way of making cash: Charging YOU for advice  17 Jul 3:11am Updated Banks revive an old way of making cash: Charging YOU for advice 
The service offered by the new financial planning business from Lloyds Bank and investment management firm Schroders is now open to select Lloyds customers.
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Burberry delights investors as the weak British pound drives tourists to its UK stores 17 Jul 3:04am Updated Burberry delights investors as the weak British pound drives tourists to its UK stores
Tourists get a lot more bang for their buck in the UK at the moment with the pound hitting fresh lows against the dollar and the euro in recent months as the risk of a 'no-deal' Brexit looms.
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Elon Musk’s Company Takes Baby Steps to Wiring Brains to the Internet 17 Jul 2:28am Elon Musk’s Company Takes Baby Steps to Wiring Brains to the Internet
Neuralink, a San Francisco company funded by Mr. Musk, says it has created a device that could one day wire data links directly to the brain.
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John Lewis’s failure to honour its guarantee left me fuming 17 Jul 2:00am John Lewis’s failure to honour its guarantee left me fuming
Reader frustrated after years of delay over replacing damaged kitchen units
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New PM urged to lower migrant worker salary threshold 17 Jul 12:57am New PM urged to lower migrant worker salary threshold
The Tory leadership hopefuls are facing pressure to lower the salary threshold for migrant workers from £30,000 to £20,000 to avoid skills shortages across the economy after Brexit.
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Walls on Wheels and Movable Pods: ‘The Evolution of the Open Workplace’ 17 Jul 12:45am Updated Walls on Wheels and Movable Pods: ‘The Evolution of the Open Workplace’
Designers are adding kinetic elements to office spaces to provide more flexibility and accommodate greater collaboration.
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Arby’s Has an Answer to Plant-Based Meat: A Meat-Based Carrot 17 Jul 12:42am Updated Arby’s Has an Answer to Plant-Based Meat: A Meat-Based Carrot
Amid rising demand for beef alternatives, major restaurant chains remain skeptical. One has vowed never to offer them, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach.
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Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World. 17 Jul 12:40am Updated Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World.
As social media expands its cultural dominance, the people who can steer the online conversation will have an upper hand.
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