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US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU3h US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU
BBC
The US wants to negotiate three separate trade deals, but talks with the UK would start after Brexit.
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5h Updated HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered pull out of Saudi event
BBC
The withdrawals follow tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
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Pensioners forced to wait an extra nine months to qualify for Winter Fuel Payments6h Pensioners forced to wait an extra nine months to qualify for Winter Fuel Payments
Daily Mail
Around 11.9 million people were eligible for payments to help with heating costs in 2017/18. But the qualifying age for winter 2018/19 has been changed in line with the rising State Pension age.
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6h Banks could owe millions in PPI compensation claims they failed to investigate, says Which?
The Independent
Consumer group says banks "routinely dodge potential refunds" by not checking all the policies a claimant has held
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The loss of the great romantics6h The loss of the great romantics
BBC
The majority of those tricked out of money after meeting people on dating sites lost more than £2,000.
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Love Island breast enlargement ad banned6h Love Island breast enlargement ad banned
BBC
A TV ad showing young women with breast implants feeling "amazing" is banned by advertising watchdog.
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6h Sexism in the City: How the gender pay gap goes all the way to the very top of corporate Britain 
Daily Mail
Emma Walmsley, the chief executive of drugs giant Glaxosmithkline, is only paid around half as much as Frenchman Pascal Soriot who leads rival Astrazeneca.
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Britain falls to eighth place in WEF global competitiveness index7h Britain falls to eighth place in WEF global competitiveness index
The Guardian
UK drops two places as World Economic Forum warns Brexit holds risk of further decline Britain has dropped two places to eighth in an influential global competitiveness index, with the risk of Brexit further damaging its international standing. The World Economic Forum (WEF), which runs the annual
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Netflix adds more subscribers than thought8h Netflix adds more subscribers than thought
BBC
The firm added nearly seven million subscribers in the quarter against a forecast of five million.
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Netflix surges on strong subscriber growth9h Netflix surges on strong subscriber growth
BBC
The firm added nearly seven million subscribers in the quarter against a forecast of five million.
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Walmart rises despite lower profit forecast10h Walmart rises despite lower profit forecast
BBC
The US retailer is battling to retain its place as world's largest retailer.
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Uber targets $120bn valuation for 2019 flotation – report10h Uber targets $120bn valuation for 2019 flotation – report
The Guardian
Valuation would make ride-hailing app worth more than three times as much as Ford
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Unilad web publisher bought by LADbible12h Unilad web publisher bought by LADbible
BBC
The move safeguards more than 200 jobs at the viral publisher, which collapsed with debts of £6.5m.
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Wall Street on track for best day in six months, as markets rally - business live12h Wall Street on track for best day in six months, as markets rally - business live
The Guardian
British pay packets are growing at their fastest rate since the financial crisis, as firms struggle to recruit
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What are 'golden passport' schemes and how do they enable tax dodging?13h What are 'golden passport' schemes and how do they enable tax dodging?
The Independent
The OECD, a multilateral club of mostly rich countries, has created a blacklist of countries that offer "golden passports" or special investor visas to overseas investors which it says undermine the fight against tax dodging.
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City female boss quits, chaps sigh relief. The old system grinds on | Stefan Stern13h City female boss quits, chaps sigh relief. The old system grinds on | Stefan Stern
The Guardian
The resignation of Sacha Romanovitch from Grant Thornton shows ‘responsible capitalism’ still has a long way to go Which senior business leader
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Wall Street rallies, as UK wage growth accelerates – business live13h Updated Wall Street rallies, as UK wage growth accelerates – business live
The Guardian
British pay packets are growing at their fastest rate since the financial crisis, as firms struggle to recruit
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FTSE CLOSE: London market bounces back; Pound climbs to over $1.32 on strong jobs update13h FTSE CLOSE: London market bounces back; Pound climbs to over $1.32 on strong jobs update
Daily Mail
The FTSE 100 closed 0.4 per cent, or 30.18 points higher at 7,059.40.
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What should investors do as global market turmoil strikes again?13h What should investors do as global market turmoil strikes again?
Daily Mail
The age-old question of what investors should do amid stormy markets has once again resurfaced following sharp falls. We get some tips from the experts.
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Paddy Power Betfair fined after stolen cash is gambled through its website14h Updated Paddy Power Betfair fined after stolen cash is gambled through its website
BBC
The bookmaker failed to stop stolen cash being gambled through its website, the regulator says.
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15h Updated Paddy Power fined £2.2million by watchdog after failing to make proper gambling checks
Daily Mail
An investigation by the Gambling Commission found that Betfair did not carry out adequate anti-money laundering checks, allowing a 'significant' amount of stolen money to be gambled with.
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Google, HSBC and Credit Suisse pull out of Saudi business conference over journalist's disappearance15h Google, HSBC and Credit Suisse pull out of Saudi business conference over journalist's disappearance
The Independent
Technology and banking giants join growing list of names to pull out of event dubbed 'Davos in the Desert' intended to showcase modernisation of Gulf kingdom
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World's largest miner says workforce will by 50% female by 202515h World's largest miner says workforce will by 50% female by 2025
The Independent
Key element of achieving gender balance in workforce is making it easier for women to work while raising a family, mining group said
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16h Updated John Lewis launches a private after-hours shopping service, but you have to spend at least £10,000
Daily Mail
John Lewis & Partners is going a cut above its department store rivals by introducing a new private, after-hours shopping service, as it strives to survive in a brutal retail market.
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Markets shake off losses, as UK wage growth accelerates – business live16h Updated Markets shake off losses, as UK wage growth accelerates – business live
The Guardian
British pay packets are growing at their fastest rate since the financial crisis, as firms struggle to recruit
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Scottish Power to use 100% wind power after Drax sale16h Updated Scottish Power to use 100% wind power after Drax sale
BBC
Drax is paying £702m for the rest of Scottish Power's conventional power generation assets.
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UK wage growth accelerates as firms struggle to recruit - business live17h Updated UK wage growth accelerates as firms struggle to recruit - business live
The Guardian
British pay packets are growing at their fastest rate since the financial crisis, as firms struggle to recruit
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Grant Thornton chief executive Sacha Romanovitch departs18h Updated Grant Thornton chief executive Sacha Romanovitch departs
BBC
Sacha Romanovitch, the first woman to run a big City accounting firm, is leaving Grant Thornton.
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18h Shares in Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments fall despite rising sales
Daily Mail
Growth was driven mostly by new business development, which includes the launch of two new attractions; Peppa Pig World of Play and The Bear Grylls Adventure.
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HSBC, Google and Credit Suisse pull out of Saudi conference18h Updated HSBC, Google and Credit Suisse pull out of Saudi conference
BBC
It follows tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
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HSBC, Google and Credit Suisse join pull out of Saudi conference19h HSBC, Google and Credit Suisse join pull out of Saudi conference
BBC
It follows tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
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19h Updated UK wage growth accelerates to 3.1%, the fastest since 2009 - business live
The Guardian
British pay packets are growing at their fastest rate since the financial crisis, as firms struggle to recruit
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Taxes on buy-to-let landlords have not pushed up rents, study says19h Taxes on buy-to-let landlords have not pushed up rents, study says
The Guardian
Generation Rent says number of first-time buyers has risen despite landlords’ warnings Warnings by landlords that taxes on
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19h Updated FTSE LIVE: Paddy Power slapped with fine; Scottish Power goes for wind; Bellway warns of Brexit risk
Daily Mail
Paddy Power Betfair has been slapped with a £2.2million fine for 'failing to protect customers and stop stolen money being gambled'.
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19h Updated UK wage growth fastest for nearly 10 years
BBC
Wages rose at an annual pace of 3.1% in the three months to August, official figures show.
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UK average wages rise at fastest rate in a decade in August20h UK average wages rise at fastest rate in a decade in August
The Independent
Average basic pay for UK workers jumped at it fastest rate in almost ten years in August, according to the latest official data.
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 Bellway sells record number of homes but warns of Brexit  20h Bellway sells record number of homes but warns of Brexit 
Daily Mail
The housebuilder said the taxpayer-funded Help to Buy loan scheme, which accounted for 39 per cent of completions in the year to the end of July, helped it sell 10,307 homes in the period.
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UK unemployment falls by 47,00021h Updated UK unemployment falls by 47,000
BBC
UK unemployment fell by 47,000 to 1.36 million in the three months to August, official figures show.
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21h Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale
The Guardian
Company becomes first of UK’s big six energy firms to drop fossil fuels for generation Scottish Power has become the first of the UK’s big six energy firms to ditch fossil fuels for electricity generation, by selling off its last remaining gas power stations to Drax for more than £700m. Iberdrola, Scottish Power’s Spanish parent company, said the move was part of its strategy to tackle climate change and would free it up to invest in renewables and power grids in the UK.
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Paddy Power fined £2.2m for not protecting customers or stopping stolen money being gambled21h Paddy Power fined £2.2m for not protecting customers or stopping stolen money being gambled
The Independent
Bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2m by the Gambling Commission for failing to protect customers who showed signs of problem gambling, as well as failing to stop stolen money from being gambled.
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21h Updated Markets edgy ahead of UK jobs and wages report – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including Britain’s unemployment figures
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21h Should parents who stop work to care for children get state pension credits?
Daily Mail
Opinion on Mumsnet is split over whether parents who don't work should receive valuable credits towards a better state pension, reveals the site's founder Justine Roberts, pictured.
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Penalising landlords does not push up rents, new study says22h Penalising landlords does not push up rents, new study says
The Independent
The Generation Rent pressure group has found no association between tax increases on buy-to-let investors and rents
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Genuine 'end to austerity' requires minimum of £19bn extra public spending, warns Institute for Fiscal Studies22h Genuine 'end to austerity' requires minimum of £19bn extra public spending, warns Institute for Fiscal Studies
The Independent
Such additional spending implies either tax rises or additional borrowing, neither of which will appeal to the chancellor
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22h Toilet rugs, artex ceilings and garden gnomes undesirable property features reveals Privilege
Daily Mail
The list of most undesirable features aims to lift the lid on the best ways of attracting more viewings when selling or renting out a property.
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Grant Thornton chief resigns after anonymous attack22h Grant Thornton chief resigns after anonymous attack
The Guardian
Sacha Romanovitch, first female boss of a major City accountancy firm, to leave by end of year Sacha Romanovitch, the first UK female chief executive of a major City accountancy firm, will step down from Grant Thornton by the end of this year. The company said Romanovitch would leave her job once a successor was identified.
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23h Just one in 20 people would put a £25k windfall in their pension
Daily Mail
If suddenly given £25,000, 22 per cent of people would put it towards buying a property,10 per cent would spend it on a holiday, and 5 per cent would invest the money in a pension.
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23h Scottish Power to use 100% wind power after sale to Drax
BBC
Power company Drax pays £702m for the rest of Scottish Power's traditional generation business.
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Crickets: The food of the future? 15 Oct 11:16pm Crickets: The food of the future?
BBC
A Vietnamese start-up is betting on crickets as a way of keeping a growing world population fed.
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Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dies aged 65 15 Oct 8:06pm Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dies aged 65
The Guardian
Allen, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, hailed as ‘a great technology pioneer’ and innovator of the personal computer
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 FAT CATS NAMED AND SHAMED: Two FTSE bosses paid £40m and twelve on more than £10m 15 Oct 8:05pm FAT CATS NAMED AND SHAMED: Two FTSE bosses paid £40m and twelve on more than £10m
Daily Mail
Britain's top companies are handing bosses such as Persimmon's Jeff Fairburn (pictured) obscene rewards while turning a deaf ear to shareholders' protests, our investigation reveals today.
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Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65 15 Oct 8:04pm Updated Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65
BBC
The billionaire businessman, who also owned the Seattle Seahawks NFL team, died in Seattle on Monday.
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UK in-store contactless payments overtake chip and pin – Worldpay 15 Oct 7:01pm UK in-store contactless payments overtake chip and pin – Worldpay
The Guardian
June analysis has 51% of such transactions being contactless, rising to 52% in July Contactless payments are now more popular than chip and pin card transactions when people pay in UK stores, according to the payments technology company Worldpay. The company, which processes payments for large retailers as well as small businesses, said it was the first time it had seen “tap and go” contactless payments overtake chip and pin.
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