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The community that rejected Amazon1h 5m The community that rejected Amazon
BBC
Amazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rapid change.
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Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust focuses on fast-growing healthcare firms1h 29m Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust focuses on fast-growing healthcare firms
Daily Mail
It aims to find firms which can offer the Holy Grail of better healthcare for less money. The trust is due to wind up in 2025, selling all its holdings and paying the cash to investors.
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INVESTMENT EXTRA: Time to look again at our unloved banks1h 29m INVESTMENT EXTRA: Time to look again at our unloved banks
Daily Mail
Humbled by the financial crisis, bailed out by taxpayers and weighed down by PPI, our High Street lenders have been unpopular for the best part of a decade now.
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Following sale of Costa Coffee, Whitbread becomes focused hotel business through Premier Inn1h 29m Following sale of Costa Coffee, Whitbread becomes focused hotel business through Premier Inn
Daily Mail
Though it's made great strides, Premier Inn still only has a 10 per cent market share, so there's more growth potential, which is why Whitbread is looking to expand its UK hotel network.
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Stobart Group celebrates High Court win against former chief executive Andrew Tinkler1h 29m Stobart Group celebrates High Court win against former chief executive Andrew Tinkler
Daily Mail
A High Court judge found Tinkler, 55, had breached his duties as a director at the Southend Airport operator on four counts. Tinkler denied all wrongdoing.
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Profits at Royal Bank of Scotland more than doubled to £1.6bn last year1h 30m Profits at Royal Bank of Scotland more than doubled to £1.6bn last year
Daily Mail
The bailed-out lender's army of retail investors will get out 13p per share in total for 2018, the first year they have been handed any cash since the financial crisis struck a decade ago.
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MARKET REPORT: Optimism around US-China talks and January retail figures cheers FTSE 100 to high1h 30m MARKET REPORT: Optimism around US-China talks and January retail figures cheers FTSE 100 to high
Daily Mail
The blue-chip index ended 0.55 per cent, or 39.67 points, higher at 7236.68 after top American and Chinese officials agreed to further talks next week in Washington.
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Trendy coffee chain buys four Baker & Spice outlets from Patisserie Valerie administrators for £2.5m1h 37m Trendy coffee chain buys four Baker & Spice outlets from Patisserie Valerie administrators for £2.5m
Daily Mail
Department of Coffee and Social Affairs bought the cafe sites in Belgravia, Chelsea, Maida Vale and in Selfridges on Oxford Street, saving 68 jobs.
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5h Donald Trump hints at extension to China trade talks
The Guardian
President said potential delay was justified as deal ‘must be the biggest in history’ President Donald Trump has conceded that he will delay planned increases in import duties on $200bn (£155bn) of Chinese goods if there is progress in trade talks in Washington next week. Appearing to soften his demand for talks to conclude before 1 March, Trump said there could be a 30- or 60-day extension, should negotiators get closer to a deal. He said a delay was justified, based on the scope and scale of the talks. Speaking on the White House lawn, he said: “Trade with China – how big does that get? It must be the biggest deal in history.”
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6h Porsche asks UK buyers to commit to 10% no-deal Brexit surcharge
The Guardian
Company says move is a precaution in case WTO tariffs apply to EU-UK trade Porsche is asking British customers to sign a contract committing them to pay a surcharge of up to 10% of their vehicles’ purchase price if there is a
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London to get £25m scrappage scheme ahead of 2021 ULEZ extension6h Updated London to get £25m scrappage scheme ahead of 2021 ULEZ extension
Daily Mail
The scheme will help 'low income' families living in London to trade-in their dirtier old vehicles and replace them with the latest, greener, models.
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Will the UK economy be hit by a slowdown or see a Brexit bounce? This is Money podcast6h Will the UK economy be hit by a slowdown or see a Brexit bounce? This is Money podcast
Daily Mail
Inflation has slipped to 1.8%, while the Bank of England has downgraded growth and indicated interest rate hikes are on hold, but wages are rising and unemployment is low. So what next?
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FTSE CLOSE: RBS profits double; Premier Foods scraps Ambrosia sale; Pound under pressure7h FTSE CLOSE: RBS profits double; Premier Foods scraps Ambrosia sale; Pound under pressure
Daily Mail
The Royal Bank of Scotland has unveiled its second successive year in the black and a £1.6bn final dividend, resulting in a near £1bn windfall for the taxpayer.
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FTSE LIVE: RBS profits double; Premier Foods scraps Ambrosia sale; Pound under pressure7h Updated FTSE LIVE: RBS profits double; Premier Foods scraps Ambrosia sale; Pound under pressure
Daily Mail
The Royal Bank of Scotland has unveiled its second successive year in the black and a £1.6billion final dividend, resulting in a near £1billion windfall for the taxpayer.
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7h Bedford: nicer than you might think – and with hidden depths
The Guardian
So perfect that the ‘daughter of God’ bought a home in one of the redbrick terraces
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7h US and China trade talks to continue next week as they fail to reach agreement
The Independent
US stocks rose on Friday, as investors took the extension as a sign both sides are serious about ending the trade war
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8h Pret a Manger to add full ingredients list to product labels
The Guardian
Firm fulfils pledge to improve labelling following death of girl who suffered allergic reaction
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How the French took a bite out of Apple: As London dithered, Paris made tech firm pay fair taxes 8h How the French took a bite out of Apple: As London dithered, Paris made tech firm pay fair taxes 
Daily Mail
Apple boss Tim Cook paid an unscheduled call on France’s president Emmanuel Macron in October. But only now, four months later, has the true purpose of that meeting become clear.
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8h High street discounts boost struggling retailers as Brexit nears
The Guardian
Clothes shops in particular had rise in sales after launching price reductions High street discounts in the January sales helped drive a strong recovery in UK consumer spending last month in a sign that British consumers shrugged off mounting fears over Brexit. Sales volumes jumped by 1% in January compared with the previous month, providing support to struggling retailers after a slump in the amount of goods sold during the Christmas shopping period. City economists had forecast a more modest recovery of 0.2%.
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8h Private probation firms in Wales and south west in administration
BBC
Unions say they had warned about the "disastrous privatisation programme" four years ago.
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Used car buyers bought MORE diesels last year, despite backlash10h Used car buyers bought MORE diesels last year, despite backlash
Daily Mail
Industry stats revealed by the SMMT revealed that used-vehicle sales in the UK dropped by 2.1% last year. However, second-hand diesel purchases were marginally up.
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10h Updated UK retail sales rebound as shoppers flock to January sales - business live
The Guardian
Retail sales in the UK rose 1% in January as price discounts convinced shoppers to splash out on clothing.
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RBS warns of Brexit harm as profits double11h Updated RBS warns of Brexit harm as profits double
BBC
Profits jump at the bank, but it warns the economy faces a heightened level of Brexit uncertainty.
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11h Betting firms may be forced to provide free self-exclusion tools
The Guardian
Regulator to consider use of software to protect vulnerable people and problem gamblers Gambling companies could be forced to provide customers free of charge with software blocking them from betting, under proposals to be considered by the industry regulator. The Gambling Commission has launched a call for evidence looking at ways to better protect vulnerable people and
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US-China trade talks break up without deal12h Updated US-China trade talks break up without deal
BBC
The US says "very difficult issues" remain unresolved with talks due to resume in the US next week.
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12h I swallowed the Brexit lies. Now I regret telling curry house workers to vote leave | Oli Khan
The Guardian
With Indian restaurants in crisis, Boris Johnson and Priti Patel said we would be able to employ more chefs from south Asia
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12h Retail sales recover after dismal Christmas as shoppers go bargain-hunting
The Independent
Sales at clothing and footwear retailers grew 5.5 per cent year-on-year while prices fell 0.9 per cent
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12h RBS issues dire warning over no deal Brexit. Here's the problem
The Independent
CEO Ross McEwan is right to raise the issue, and the issues he raises are on point. Trouble is, RBS's past conduct means it lacks moral authority
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EDF loses 200,000 customers in a year after bill hikes12h EDF loses 200,000 customers in a year after bill hikes
Daily Mail
Bemoaning a 'highly competitive market', the state-backed energy giant saw its earnings in the UK fall by over 16 per cent to around £691million.
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Which banks do customers love or hate?12h Which banks do customers love or hate?
BBC
The UK's competition body lists the top, and bottom, rated banks for customer satisfaction.
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12h Airbus A380: A love letter to the double-decker plane destined for oblivion
The Independent
The Man Who Pays His Way: fickle passengers won't pay enough to keep the plane aloft
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Which British airports have the most expensive passenger drop off costs?13h Updated Which British airports have the most expensive passenger drop off costs?
Daily Mail
With a 30 minute drop off at London's Stansted airport costing £25, drivers have to fork out nearly £1 a minute for the privilege of getting to the runway on time.
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Millennium & Copthorne struggles to recruit EU staff13h Millennium & Copthorne struggles to recruit EU staff
BBC
Millennium & Copthorne says its London hotels are facing difficulties in recruiting EU workers.
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13h RBS warns of Brexit damage despite profits more than doubling
The Guardian
Figure of £1.6bn means bank records second straight year of profit since 2008 state bailout Royal Bank of Scotland has warned that Brexit uncertainty has “gone on far too long”, despite posting better-than-expected full-year profits and declaring new dividends that will boost government coffers by £1bn. The chief executive, Ross Ewan, admitted the additional pressure of Brexit risks would have an impact on the bank’s performance over the coming year and it may struggle to meet its target of getting costs below 50% of its income by 2020.
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UK retail sales bounce back in January13h Updated UK retail sales bounce back in January
BBC
Clothing discounts helped retail sales to rebound sharply last month, official figures show.
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14h Patisserie Valerie sells Baker & Spice to cafe chain Department of Coffee & Social Affairs
The Independent
Sale comes days after Patisserie Valerie was rescued by Irish investment firm
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Pop stars Selena Gomez and Rihanna helped revenues at sportswear firm Puma soar in 201814h Updated Pop stars Selena Gomez and Rihanna helped revenues at sportswear firm Puma soar in 2018
Daily Mail
Sales jumped 12.4 per cent to £4.1 billion last year. Partnerships with celebrities such as Gomez helped Puma grow faster than larger rivals Adidas and Nike.
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Hotel chain struggles to recruit EU workers14h Updated Hotel chain struggles to recruit EU workers
BBC
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels says a shortage of European workers has hit its profits.
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14h Updated US woes weigh on investors ahead of UK retail sales - business live
The Guardian
The prospect of Donald Trump’s national emergency is weighing on sentiment as investors await UK retail sales
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Rics: Outlook for house prices is gloomiest for ten years14h Rics: Outlook for house prices is gloomiest for ten years
Daily Mail
The monthly Rics survey showed members' forecasts for whether UK house prices would rise or fall dropped to a balance of minus 22 per cent last month, which is the lowest level since March 2009.
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Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?14h Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?
BBC
The UK says it want to replicate the EU's trade agreements "as far as possible".
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Motorway exits that will cost you up to half an hour and £3.50 if you miss them14h Motorway exits that will cost you up to half an hour and £3.50 if you miss them
Daily Mail
The worst case scenario is failing to turn off the westbound M26 at junction 2A for the A20 in Kent. Motorists have to drive a staggering 18 miles before they can turn around to go back.
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Sea Chips lands £300k from an industry mogul after rejecting £30k from Dragon’s Den 14h Sea Chips lands £300k from an industry mogul after rejecting £30k from Dragon’s Den 
Daily Mail
Daniel Pawson was so confident about his Sea Chips business that turned his back on a £30k offer from multi-millionaire, Touker Suleyman, on BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den
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Entrepreneur faces huge loss at fraud-hit Patisserie Valerie: £180m humbling of the cake shop tycoon15h Updated Entrepreneur faces huge loss at fraud-hit Patisserie Valerie: £180m humbling of the cake shop tycoon
Daily Mail
Luke Johnson has suffered a £183m loss after his scandal-hit cake chain Patisserie Valerie was rescued by an Irish private equity firm.
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15h Brexit puts £44bn worth of business per day at risk, RBS warns
The Independent
Bank taking steps to avoid disruption but said Brexit could lead to higher costs if a restructure becomes necessary
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I made £25k renting out my car via app Drivy and renovated my home with the proceeds16h I made £25k renting out my car via app Drivy and renovated my home with the proceeds
Daily Mail
Sana Shaikh, an interpreter, discovered the huge earning potential available to her after initially renting out her own vehicle on car-sharing platform, Drivy.
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16h Updated Should Marks & Spencer go down the costly road of online grocery deliveries?
Daily Mail
M&S is thought to be in advanced talks with Ocado about a £1billion deal that would see the retailer launch a national food delivery service. But should the High Street stalwart bite?
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RBS annual profit doubles to £1.6bn16h RBS annual profit doubles to £1.6bn
BBC
Profits jump at the bank, but it warns the economy faces a heightened level of Brexit uncertainty.
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16h RBS profits more than double to £1.6bn
The Guardian
It is the bank’s second consecutive year of profit since its £45bn state bailout in 2008 Royal Bank of Scotland’s profits more than doubled last year, prompting fresh dividend payouts that will mean nearly £1bn heading to government coffers. The lender – which is still 62% owned by the UK government – said full-year profits surged to £1.6bn for the whole of 2018, up from just
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18h BBC launches eco-friendly fashion and lifestyle brand
The Guardian
BBC Planet seeks to capitalise on Attenborough’s warnings about ecological catastrophe The BBC is launching a sustainable fashion and lifestyle brand based on its Blue Planet and Planet Earth series, in an effort to capitalise on viewers inspired by the shows and presenter David Attenborough’s warnings about
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23h Facebook may face multibillion-dollar US fine over privacy lapses – report
The Guardian
Company said to be negotiating settlement with FTC after revelations it inappropriately shared 87m users’ information The US government and Facebook are negotiating a settlement over the company’s privacy lapses that could require the online social network to pay a multibillion-dollar fine, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The newspaper said that the US Federal Trade Commission and Facebook had not agreed on an amount, citing two people it said were familiar with the matter. Facebook reported fourth-quarter revenue of $16.9bn and profit of $6.9bn.
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24h Mews houses for sale – in pictures
The Guardian
Small but perfectly formed properties, from Cornwall to Gloucestershire
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