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Tate art galleries shun Sackler money over opioid crisis1h 46m Tate art galleries shun Sackler money over opioid crisis
BBC
The art galleries group joins the National Portrait Gallery in turning down money due to opioid links.
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MARKET REPORT: Defence contractor Chemring falls 8% after disguised profit warning1h 59m MARKET REPORT: Defence contractor Chemring falls 8% after disguised profit warning
Daily Mail
The troubled defence contractor said 85 per cent of its profit and revenue will be made in the second half of the year because of 'planned and unplanned' disruption at several of its sites.
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Bank of England holds interest rate at 0.75% as it waits for a decision on Brexit1h 59m Bank of England holds interest rate at 0.75% as it waits for a decision on Brexit
Daily Mail
Uncertainty over our departure from the EU is harming the economy, the Bank said, with businesses putting off investment. But it added that consumer spending is performing better.
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Government borrowing falls to lowest level in 17 years thanks to a surge in tax receipts1h 59m Government borrowing falls to lowest level in 17 years thanks to a surge in tax receipts
Daily Mail
The public sector borrowed £200m in February, significantly down on the £1.2bn borrowed a year earlier. It has given Chancellor Philip Hammond a war chest of more than £26bn.
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Credit card firms raked in £219m in just 12 months from fees and interest on cash withdrawls2h Credit card firms raked in £219m in just 12 months from fees and interest on cash withdrawls
Daily Mail
There were more than 36m withdrawals using credit cards from December 2017 to November 2018, according to a study by Moneycomms and Totallymoney.
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Watchdog pushed to probe rip-off leaseholds that have left families facing crippling ground rents2h Watchdog pushed to probe rip-off leaseholds that have left families facing crippling ground rents
Daily Mail
Furious MPs accused developers, solicitors and investors of ‘deliberately running a racket’ to rip off customers and called on the Competition and Markets Authority to take action.
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Half of FTSE firms flout pension rules: Anger builds over obscene retirement perks2h Half of FTSE firms flout pension rules: Anger builds over obscene retirement perks
Daily Mail
Some chiefs receive a pension top up worth more than a third of their salary – with Tui chief exec Friedrich Joussen (pictured) handed £456,000 a year, or 48 per cent of his basic pay.
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Next becomes the first major High Street chain to sell more online than in stores 2h Next becomes the first major High Street chain to sell more online than in stores 
Daily Mail
Chief executive Lord Wolfson (pictured) said online shopping represented a 'revolution' that has benefited British households – adding it is up to retailers to adapt to survive.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Next defies the retail gloom as it becomes an internet champion  2h ALEX BRUMMER: Next defies the retail gloom as it becomes an internet champion  
Daily Mail
There is something profoundly depressing about the way retailers blame everyone else but themselves for their woes. There are endless whinges.
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Levi Strauss shares surge on first day of Wall Street trading3h Levi Strauss shares surge on first day of Wall Street trading
BBC
The blue jeans firm re-lists on Wall Street as it prepares for expansion and a revival in denim's popularity.
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Tate trustees shuns Sackler money over opioid crisis3h Tate trustees shuns Sackler money over opioid crisis
BBC
The art institution joins the National Portrait Gallery in shunning donations due to opioid links.
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4h New rating reveals the models with no anti-relay-theft security measures
Daily Mail
Six of the 11 cars tested by Thatcham were labelled 'poor' due to the lack of built-in measures to prevent gangs from hacking their keyless systems. Suzuki's Jimny was rated 'unacceptable'.
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Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally5h Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally
BBC
Developers working for Facebook logged the passwords in plain text as they wrote code for the site.
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Levi Strauss shares surge on stock market debut5h Levi Strauss shares surge on stock market debut
BBC
The blue jeans company's shares jump as it makes a return to the New York stock market.
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6h Hammond boosted by consumer spending and higher tax receipts
The Guardian
Shoppers ‘ignore Brexit’, while record employment levels contribute to £1bn deficit cut Philip Hammond has received a twin boost after the latest official figures showed consumers ignoring the threat of a no-deal Brexit to
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6h Updated FTSE LIVE: Pound under pressure; Next and Ted Baker profits slip
Daily Mail
The FTSE 100 closed up 64.30 points at 7355.31 and the pound was at $1.31 against the dollar.
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6h Updated Debenhams wins time in fight against Mike Ashley coup attempt
The Guardian
Clerical error gives board until 9 May to convince shareholders to back turnaround plan
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How do probate fee rises affect executors of wills?6h How do probate fee rises affect executors of wills?
Daily Mail
A surge of applications for probate - an important step to gain control over an estate after someone dies - is anticipated as executors try to beat hikes in charges of up to 2,700 per cent.
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6h Next will pass on £15m no-deal Brexit tariff savings to customers
The Independent
Consumers 'numb to daily swings in the political debate', with little evidence that uncertainty is affecting demand for clothing, says chief executive and prominent Brexiteer Lord Simon Wolfson said
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7h Persimmon to allow new home buyers to hold back money until faults are fixed
The Independent
Customers' to keep 1.5% of purchase price as housebuilder aims to restore reputation that has been dogged by complaints of poor build quality
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7h Scammers stole £1.2bn from British bank customers in 2018
The Guardian
Year on year figure up by 25%, and firms must reimburse victims, says UK Finance Scammers stole £1.2bn from UK bank customers in 2018, according to
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Is boiler insurance worth it? Half of households have had to replace them8h Is boiler insurance worth it? Half of households have had to replace them
Daily Mail
Many households may refuse to fork out for boiler insurance, especially with a number of policies on the market that may not be up to scratch.
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9h CBI and TUC bosses warn UK faces national emergency over Brexit
The Guardian
Industry group and union body join forces to demand Theresa May changes approach Britain’s foremost trade union body and industry lobby group have joined forces to demand
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Top 10 places for buy-to-let with Rochdale number one, reveals Zoopla9h Updated Top 10 places for buy-to-let with Rochdale number one, reveals Zoopla
Daily Mail
Zoopla research looked at the average rental yields of two-bedroom properties in towns with a minimum of 50,000 households, and Rochdale topped the list.
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Brexit: Port of Dover warns of travel disruption risk9h Brexit: Port of Dover warns of travel disruption risk
BBC
The boss of the UK's busiest port says Brexit could cause delays and queues later this month.
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Find out how many drivers in your postcode have penalty points on their licence9h Updated Find out how many drivers in your postcode have penalty points on their licence
Daily Mail
New research reveals the number of motorists with penalty points in every UK postcode and also highlighted the areas with the most drivers half way towards losing their licence altogether.
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9h Updated UK interest rates on hold amid Brexit impasse
BBC
Bank of England says the outlook will depend "significantly on the nature and timing of EU withdrawal".
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9h Next says its hoodies will get in fine in event of no deal Brexit. Pity about the food and meds
The Independent
The retailer even claimed there may be "modest" price reductions thanks to the government's emergency tariff plan that may be illegal under WTO rules
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10h Updated Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold as UK braces for no-deal Brexit - business live
The Guardian
Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee maintains borrowing costs, and warns that further cliff-edge Brexit deadlines could hurt economy
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11h Interest rates remain at 0.75% as inflation stays low
Daily Mail
The consumer prices index measure of inflation rose fractionally in February to 1.9 per cent, offical data has showed, which is still below the 2 per cent target set for the Bank.
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Bank keeps interest rates on hold at 0.75%11h Bank keeps interest rates on hold at 0.75%
BBC
The Bank of England says the outlook will depend "significantly on the nature and timing of EU withdrawal".
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Bank payment scams claim 84,000 victims11h Bank payment scams claim 84,000 victims
BBC
Banks say scam merchants are shifting their attention to conning members of the public directly.
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11h Updated Brexit: Toilet paper maker stockpiles in a case of no-deal
BBC
Major toilet tissue producer Wepa has accelerated plans to charter ships to prepare for no-deal.
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12h Shoppers increase spending despite Brexit uncertainty
The Guardian
UK retail sales rose 0.4% in February, although food stores recorded big drop, says ONS
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UK retail sales up but food spending falls12h Updated UK retail sales up but food spending falls
BBC
Sales at food stores in February saw the biggest fall since December 2016, official figures show.
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13h UK shoppers defy Brexit uncertainty as retail sales rise in February
The Independent
One of the warmest winter months on record boosted spending, while Brexit stockpiling may have had 'modest' effect
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13h UK borrowing hits 17-year low; retail sales keep rising - business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the Bank of England sets UK interest rates
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14h Persimmon homebuyers can withhold money until faults fixed
The Guardian
Contracts will state that 1.5% of property value can be held back until problems resolved One of Britain’s biggest housebuilders has responded to criticism about the quality of its homes by allowing homebuyers to withhold an average of £3,600 per home until all faults are fixed. Persimmon has come under fire for paying out
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14h Updated The car key made from a shooting star that costs the same as the average UK home
Daily Mail
It's called the Senturion Key S177 Full Meteorite and is the most expensive car key of all time. Just 177 will be made with a retail price that matches the average fee paid for a UK home so far in 2019.
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14h Updated Bank of England decision and UK retail sales loom - business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the Bank of England sets UK interest rates
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Credit card holders paid £219m in fees for withdrawing cash last year15h Updated Credit card holders paid £219m in fees for withdrawing cash last year
Daily Mail
UK credit cardholders paid the price for withdrawing money using their credit cards last year, being stung with £219million in fees and charges.
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Nationwide enters the cash Isa fold after Coventry Building Society pulls its best buy offer15h Updated Nationwide enters the cash Isa fold after Coventry Building Society pulls its best buy offer
Daily Mail
Coventry Building Society’s easy access cash Isa lasted just 15 days at the top of the best buy tables, but another high street name has joined the ranks of top paying providers.
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Bereaved people do NOT have to return state pension wrongly paid to the deceased15h Updated Bereaved people do NOT have to return state pension wrongly paid to the deceased
Daily Mail
People who receive state pension overpaid in error after someone's death are not legally obliged to refund it, the Government has confirmed.
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15h Next profits fall but boss says Brexit not affecting spending
The Guardian
Profits at retail chain’s stores slump by more than a fifth but online arm reports growth
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15h Interest rates set to remain at 0.75% as inflation stays low
Daily Mail
The consumer prices index measure of inflation rose fractionally in February to 1.9 per cent, offical data has showed, which is still below the 2 per cent target set for the Bank.
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Ted Baker profits down amid tough trading16h Ted Baker profits down amid tough trading
BBC
News of the 26% profit fall comes after founder Ray Kelvin's departure over a "forced hugs" row.
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16h Is Carpetright wrong over the right to claim compensation?
The Guardian
As a zero-hours contractor I had to take days off for carpet fitting appointments that were missed
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16h Danish billionaires plan to rewild large swath of Scottish Highlands
The Guardian
Scotland’s largest private landowners want to reverse years of land mismanagement, says adviser The Danish billionaires who are now Scotland’s largest private landowners are trying to restore the Highlands for generations to come, one of their closest advisers has said.
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17h Foreign students who stay to work in UK pay £3.2bn in taxes – study
The Guardian
Report finds highly qualified, non-British graduates do not take jobs from local residents International students who stay and work in the UK after graduation contribute £3.2bn in extra tax revenues, research has revealed. The first major report into the boost overseas students give the economy found non-UK graduates do not take jobs from local residents, because they largely obtain work in highly qualified areas such as economics or science, or in sectors that suffer acute shortages, such as teaching and nursing.
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How to sort your Isa or pension before the end of the tax year17h How to sort your Isa or pension before the end of the tax year
Daily Mail
The good news is that we’ll at least know if we did leave the EU on time before you have to deal with the end of the tax year at 11.59pm on April 5th... but don't leave it that late.
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17h How to move a masterpiece: the secret business of shipping priceless artworks
The Guardian
What happens when a forklift goes through your Picasso? By Andrew Dickson Early one morning last summer, I stood inside a museum in Antwerp and watched as a painting was hung on the wall. When I walked in, the gallery was empty. To one side, there was a crate about a metre square. Royal blue, it was unmarked apart from a code number and a yellow stencilled sign reading “Lato da Aprire / Open this Side”. Although its home is nominally Florence, the painting inside was a seasoned traveller: it had arrived the night before from Sicily, by road and under armed guard. The box looked entirely unremarkable. That was the point, I was told. Abruptly, there was a commotion: the curator of the exhibition, a visiting curator, a translator, an expert in Renaissance art, plus a clutch of hangers-on, burst through the doors. Two art handlers wearing gloves and sober expressions strode over to a table; on it, pliers, tape measures, and an electric screwdriver had been placed with a precision that would not have been out of place in an operating theatre.
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17h We’re working like it’s 1975, but the jobs boom isn’t all it seems. Here’s why | Larry Elliott
The Guardian
Unemployment figures are at a historic low but there are also bleaker parallels with the 1970s Britain’s recent jobs record has been remarkable. The economy is chugging along but the last time
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23h Streaming accounts for more than half UK record label income
The Guardian
Revenue from Spotify, Amazon and Apple rises as CD sales continue to fall Music streaming services generated more than half of the income earned by record labels in the UK last year, as CD sales continue to plummet. Subscription streaming platforms operated by Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music, made revenues of £468m in the UK last year, 54% of the £865.5m total income for the recorded music industry. It is the first time that subscription streaming revenues, which grew at 35% year-on-year in 2018, have accounted for more than half of total recorded music revenues for labels.
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Levi Strauss worth $6.5bn in stock market return24h Levi Strauss worth $6.5bn in stock market return
BBC
Shares in the inventor of the blue jean have been priced above expectations for its New York flotation
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Brexit: Sterling falls on no-deal worries25h Brexit: Sterling falls on no-deal worries
BBC
Business condemns continuing uncertainty, as the pound sinks on fresh no-deal concern.
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MARKET REPORT: Construction and maintenance giant Kier Group swings to £35m loss25h MARKET REPORT: Construction and maintenance giant Kier Group swings to £35m loss
Daily Mail
After seeing Interserve hog the spotlight for most of this month, it was Kier Group’s turn to return centre-stage yesterday as it revealed it had swung to a loss for the first half of the year.
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Volvo to install cameras inside cars to check if drivers are drunk26h Volvo to install cameras inside cars to check if drivers are drunk
Daily Mail
The Swedish firm will fit all next-gen models with cameras to monitor driver reaction to determine if they're drunk or distracted - and bring the vehicle safely to a stop if it thinks the driver is intoxicated.
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Slower US growth means no rate rise for 2019, says Fed27h Updated Slower US growth means no rate rise for 2019, says Fed
BBC
The central bank had hinted at two rises this year, but is more cautious due to slower economic growth.
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28h Gig economy: worker loses Pimlico Plumbers holiday pay claim
The Guardian
Man who won earlier workers’ rights case against firm is not entitled to £74,000, court rules A heating engineer who won a
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28h Barclays deal shows women’s game now big-bucks business | Suzanne Wrack
The Guardian
Contract shatters idea that sponsoring women’s sport is the cheap option that makes your brand look good Gamechanger can be a little overused, but in the case of Barclays’ eight-figure sponsorship deal over three years of the FA Women’s Super League that is literally what it is.
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28h Updated Federal Reserve "kowtows to Trump" and predicts no rate hikes in 2019 - business live
The Guardian
US central bank leaves borrowing costs on hold, cuts growth forecasts, and says rates probably won’t rise this year
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28h The welcome sight of banks rowing back on executive pensions | Nils Pratley
The Guardian
HSBC and Lloyds are showing the way, but it’s still one rule for bosses and another for staff At HSBC and Lloyds in the past week, we’ve been treated to a rare sight: boards deciding not to defend the indefensible on executive pay. The issue has been executive pensions, territory in which large companies have spouted more self-serving nonsense than in almost any other area of boardroom rewards. If the mini-capitulations by the two banks prompt a wider rethink, bring it on. Current pension practice, as it applies to executives, has become an exercise in pulling wool over eyes.
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29h Federal Reserve leaves rates on hold; Brexit worries hit pound - business live
The Guardian
Rising food and alcohol prices have pushed the cost of living in Britain up, as the housing slowdown gathers pace
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29h FTSE LIVE: Tusk throws spanner in the Brexit extension works
Daily Mail
The FTSE 100 closed down 32.99 points at 7291.01 and the pound was at $1.32 against the dollar. Theresa May has asked the EU to delay Brexit until June 30.
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Trump spooks markets with China trade tariffs warning29h Trump spooks markets with China trade tariffs warning
BBC
The US President says tariffs on goods could stay for longer to make sure China 'lives by the deal'.
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Government spends £7m as no-deal ferry bookings start30h Government spends £7m as no-deal ferry bookings start
BBC
The money covers the first fortnight of the services, which will transport vital goods such as medicines.
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30h Volvo to install cameras in new cars to reduce road deaths
The Guardian
The Swedish carmaker says the cameras will detect early signs of intoxication Volvo will introduce cameras in its new cars to watch out for drink driving ina bid to cut down on deaths on the road. The cameras will be one of multiple sensors which will measure if a driver is showing signs of intoxication, Volvo said on Wednesday.
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30h Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi arrested in London over fraud claims
The Guardian
Indian authorities claim billionaire jeweller was involved in £1.3bn bank fraud The diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, has been remanded in custody in London, more than a year after Indian authorities alleged he was involved in a £1.3bn bank fraud. A judge ordered Modi to be held at the end of a hearing at Westminster magistrates court on Wednesday. District Justice Marie Mallon said there was a risk the billionaire merchant would fail to appear for future hearings because of his access to large sums of money that could help him evade the courts and his “keenness to do so”.
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FTSE LIVE: Kingfisher boss departs; Sterling and UK stocks in the red31h Updated FTSE LIVE: Kingfisher boss departs; Sterling and UK stocks in the red
Daily Mail
The clock is ticking and it appears Theresa May has a different view to senior EU figures on how long the delay to the Brexit date should be.
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31h Bayer shares tumble after second court rules its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer
The Independent
Glyphosate was a significant factor in causing a man's tumour, a US jury found, in only the second of more than 11,000 lawsuits Bayer faces over the widely used chemical
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Ford accelerates electric vehicle investment31h Ford accelerates electric vehicle investment
BBC
The US carmaker said growth in the market meant it became "obvious" the company needed to add capacity.
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Mortgage price war forces AA Mortgages out of the market31h Updated Mortgage price war forces AA Mortgages out of the market
Daily Mail
The lender confirmed today that it will not be offering mortgages to new customers, however it did not rule out re-entering what it described as a ‘highly competitive market’ in the future.
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The best broadband providers for haggling over a better deal32h Updated The best broadband providers for haggling over a better deal
Daily Mail
By comparison, Virgin Media were found to be the company which has the least satisfied customers with only 32 per cent saying they were happy with the response from the firm.
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Job losses announced at Barlaston Wedgwood32h Updated Job losses announced at Barlaston Wedgwood
BBC
The Staffordshire site employs 440 staff and is looking to reduce this by 145.
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Nirav Modi arrested in UK amid India fraud case allegations32h Updated Nirav Modi arrested in UK amid India fraud case allegations
BBC
Nirav Modi, whose jewellery was worn by Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, is accused of defrauding an Indian bank.
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Google hit with €1.5bn fine from EU over advertising33h Updated Google hit with €1.5bn fine from EU over advertising
BBC
The search engine has been fined for blocking rival online search advertisers.
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33h HS2 gives the game away: the plan for northern towns is managed decline | Lynsey Hanley
The Guardian
The high-speed rail network may never be built any further north than Birmingham. It is utterly nonsensicalYesterday, on the day a
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33h Toyota teams up with Suzuki to build hybrid cars in UK
The Guardian
The vehicles will be produced at the car manufacturer’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire Toyota is to build a new hybrid electric vehicle in the UK for Suzuki, which is good news for an industry weighed down by Brexit fears. The new hybrid will be based on the Corolla model and made at Toyota’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, with engines supplied by the company’s Deeside factory in north Wales.
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Toyota to build new Suzuki car at Burnaston factory33h Toyota to build new Suzuki car at Burnaston factory
BBC
The deal will not lead to extra jobs but will make the Derbyshire factory more efficient, the firm says.
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Property prices fall £4,000 in three months, ONS data shows34h Property prices fall £4,000 in three months, ONS data shows
Daily Mail
Average home values have dropped from £232,116 in September 2018 to £228,147 in January 2019, data from the Office for National Statistics show.
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34h Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller hit with another US verdict
The Independent
A federal jury in California found the chemical was a substantial factor in the cancer developed by a 70-year-old man although the company, owned by Bayer, will appeal and says it expects to win
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National Portrait Gallery drops £1m donor34h Updated National Portrait Gallery drops £1m donor
BBC
The Sackler Trust, under scrutiny over money it gets from an addictive opioid drug, withdraws its donation.
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35h House price growth at six-year low and inflation rises to 1.9%
The Guardian
UK is predicted to suffer first fall in prices since 2011 towards the end of this year House prices grew at the slowest rate since 2013 in January, according to official figures that signalled the UK was heading later this year for the first fall in property values since the financial crash. Average house prices in the UK increased by 1.7% in the year to January 2019, down
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35h Google fined €1.49bn by EU for advertising violations
The Guardian
Tech company has been fined total of €8.24bn by EU commission over past two years Google has been fined €1.49bn (£1.28bn) by the European commission for abusing its monopoly in online advertising. The latest fine takes the total the company has been fined by the EU competition commission to €8.24bn over the past two years, for abusing its power in markets, ranging from shopping search to mobile phone operating systems.
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35h Toyota to produce new Suzuki hybrid car at UK plant
The Independent
Japanese carmaker will produce a new Suzuki model at the site in Derbyshire which employs around 2,600 people
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Written off cars are being sold with no record of a crash history35h Written off cars are being sold with no record of a crash history
Daily Mail
An investigation by Auto Express found 10 cars that had previously suffered substantial damage - enough to be written off by insurers - being sold almost a year later with a clean bill of health.
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35h Google Stadia: what developers think of the game-streaming service
The Guardian
Has Google got its head in the cloud, or can its sheer size help it succeed where many have failed in building a hardware-free future for gamers? Google’s
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35h Updated Inflation rises on increases in the cost of food and wine
BBC
UK prices rose by 1.9% in February, nudged higher by duty on wine and higher food bills.
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35h UK environmentalists target Barclays in fossil fuels campaign
The Guardian
Protest’s organisers say bank invested more $30bn in 15 fossil fuel projects from 2012-17 A UK-wide campaign is being launched to persuade one of the country’s biggest high street banks to stop investing billions of pounds in the fossil fuel industry. Activists from the Labour-supporting Momentum group will team up with the environmental group
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35h Wilting Kingfisher parts company with boss Veronique Laury bringing number of female FTSE CEOs down to five
The Independent
There are already more Daves and Steves than women at the top of Britain's biggest companies. Unless Kingfisher hires amother woman, Laury's departure means there'll be more Peters too
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36h Google fined €1.5bn by EU regulator for blocking advertising rivals
The Independent
US technology firm stifled competition by restricting rivals' ads from displaying online, says European Commission
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Google hit with €1.49bn fine from EU over advertising36h Google hit with €1.49bn fine from EU over advertising
BBC
The search engine has been fined for blocking rival online search advertisers.
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National Audit Office says loyal customers are ripped off on bills36h National Audit Office says loyal customers are ripped off on bills
Daily Mail
National Audit Office warns that loyal customers pay more than new customers for on household bills. Their report questions the effectiveness of utility and finance regulators.
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36h Updated UK inflation rises to 1.9%, as London house prices slide - business live
The Guardian
Rising food and alcohol prices have pushed the cost of living in Britain up, as the housing slowdown gathers pace
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How to use an Isa to save tax-free as they celebrate their 20th birthday36h How to use an Isa to save tax-free as they celebrate their 20th birthday
Daily Mail
Individual Savings Accounts - or Isas - have been handing out tax-free rewards for two decades. They now help us to invest, buy homes and save for our retirement and our children's futures.
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World Weed Day: Car crashes up 18% on 20 April37h Updated World Weed Day: Car crashes up 18% on 20 April
Daily Mail
A study by King's Business School and Harvard University said the impact of people getting high on World Weed Day may contribute to over 20 additional serious car crashes.
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How to invest £20,000 in an Isa: Experts top fund choices37h How to invest £20,000 in an Isa: Experts top fund choices
Daily Mail
Isas are an investment for all seasons, so how can different investors fill up their tax-free pot. We asked advisers for their choices.
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How tax-free savings made this 62-year-old a millionaire37h How tax-free savings made this 62-year-old a millionaire
Daily Mail
By using his tax-free savings allowance every year for the past 20, David Charles from Berkshire has amassed a fortune of £1.1 million.
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Kingfisher boss to go as profits fall further37h Updated Kingfisher boss to go as profits fall further
BBC
The chief executive of Kingfisher, the group that owns DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is stepping down.
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B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher starts search for new boss as profits tumble37h Updated B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher starts search for new boss as profits tumble
Daily Mail
The FTSE-listed firm said it had begun succession planning for chief executive Veronique Laury who took up the job in 2014, but has not yet set a date for her departure.
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The keyless car crime loophole: If thieves use electronic trickery, insurers may refuse to pay out38h Updated The keyless car crime loophole: If thieves use electronic trickery, insurers may refuse to pay out
Daily Mail
Items stolen from cars when electronic locking systems are hacked are not always covered by insurers, because many policies insist customers must prove that 'force and violence' was used.
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UK families are sitting on a forgotten fortune of old £5 and £10 notes, Bank of England reveals38h Updated UK families are sitting on a forgotten fortune of old £5 and £10 notes, Bank of England reveals
Daily Mail
According to the Bank of England, there are still £600m worth of paper £5 notes and more than £1 billion worth of £10 notes unaccounted for. You can exchange old notes in person at the Bank.
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ASK TONY: How a trip to the vet left me sick with worry about the £2,200 bill38h Updated ASK TONY: How a trip to the vet left me sick with worry about the £2,200 bill
Daily Mail
When my little dog, a Cavachon, had an operation on her leg, insurer Animal Friends refused to pay for it as it claimed she had not been in an accident. This cost me more than £1,000.
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38h Updated UK inflation report due as trade war fears rise - business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including a new report on the cost of living in Britain
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39h Véronique Laury to step down as CEO of struggling Kingfisher
The Guardian
Decision comes as profits fall at the DIY retail group behind B&Q and Screwfix brands Kingfisher, the struggling DIY retail group, said its chief executive, Véronique Laury, is to leave the company after 16 years as it announced a fall in annual profits. The firm behind the B&Q and Screwfix brands in the UK said it would immediately launch a search for a replacement for Laury, whose leaving date has yet to be decided.
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39h The UK will have very little control over trade tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit
The Independent
Despite calls to 'take back control' the economic reality is that tariffs will be determined by the 'bound rates' that the UK already has in place under the WTO and, ultimately, no tariff regime will make up for loss of access to the EU market
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39h Pilot, lawyer, medic: meet the people who turned video game careers into real ones
The Guardian
Games can offer a window on to other jobs as well as other worlds. Three players explain how their favourite games guided working life choices Back in 2016, the current Manchester United boss
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40h Amyas Morse: ‘I’m angry when ministers waste taxpayers’ billions’
The Guardian
The outgoing National Audit Office chief says every wasted £1bn could pay for millions of visits to A&E and ambulance callouts I still get angry – and that is the word for it, angry – 10 years into the role, when I see badly-thought-through programmes and wasted public money,” says outgoing watchdog chief Sir Amyas Morse. “And the reason I’m angry is because the citizen ends up picking up the tab. They are the ones who end up suffering.” For almost a decade, as comptroller and auditor general – the head of the National Audit Office – it’s been Morse’s statutory duty to keep an eagle eye on the spending of central government departments, holding ministers and civil servants to account for cost overruns, project mismanagement and profligacy with taxpayers’ money.
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40h Why did P&O use a shuttle bus on our cruise to Amsterdam?
The Guardian
The company moved the berth of our cruise ship to a port 30km away from the city
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41h Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix
The Guardian
The acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s film and TV studio business will boost Disney as it enters the TV streaming market Disney has closed its $71bn (£54bn)
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41h Chinese fishmeal plants leave fishermen in the Gambia all at sea | Hannah Summers
The Guardian
Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc Before the arrival of fishmeal factories in the Gambia, Musa Duboe would catch red snapper and barracuda to be sold at the local market. But his income had begun to dwindle due to depleted stocks. Then in 2016 the Chinese-owned fishmeal plant Golden Lead began operating out of the coastal town of Gunjur, increasing demand for fish to export for overseas aquaculture.
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41h Online hate threatens us all. Platforms can and must do more to eradicate it | Dan Hett
The Guardian
As a software engineer, I know extremist content can be curbed. After Christchurch, it’s more urgent than ever Like so many, I was shocked to the core by the recent
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Trade war: US-China to resume face-to-face talks next week, reports say42h Trade war: US-China to resume face-to-face talks next week, reports say
BBC
The negotiations have taken longer than some had expected with contradictory comments on progress.
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19 Mar 8:19pm UK watchdogs must do more to prove they're protecting consumers, says National Audit Office
The Independent
Ofwat, Ofgem, Ofcom and the Financial Conduct Authority must demonstrate that they are dealing with 'serious difficulties' consumers face
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Brexit food stockpiling loan ad banned 19 Mar 8:06pm Brexit food stockpiling loan ad banned
BBC
Advertising chiefs rule people may have felt pressured into taking out a loan by fears of food shortages.
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Future transport: How will we get around in 2050? 19 Mar 8:02pm Future transport: How will we get around in 2050?
BBC
The push for cleaner air will mean more electric vehicles that are driverless and shared, according to experts.
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