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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator28m Updated US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator
BBC
The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.
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Cypriot budget airline Cobalt has suspended operations2h Cypriot budget airline Cobalt has suspended operations
BBC
The low-cost carrier, which flew to several UK destinations, cancels all flights from midnight.
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Firms defy pressure over Saudi conference2h Firms defy pressure over Saudi conference
BBC
Company executives still plan to attend the Riyadh business event despite concerns over missing journalist.
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John Lewis trials £10,000 experience to lure in shoppers2h John Lewis trials £10,000 experience to lure in shoppers
BBC
The department store will give high-spending customers a chance to shop privately at its new outlet.
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Would you splash out on a new phone to get VR on the go?2h Would you splash out on a new phone to get VR on the go?
BBC
Superfast 5G mobile will require new handsets, but will the new services justify the extra expense?
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4h Salesforce boss blasts rival billionaires for hoarding money
Daily Mail
Marc Benioff, the boss of cloud computing giant Salesforce, attacked tech firms for opposing a tax that would help the growing number of homeless people in San Francisco.
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Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants6h Updated Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants
BBC
Errors mean 180,000 people on sickness benefits will now receive backdated payments.
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Fix business rates says Asos amid threat of digital sales tax6h Updated Fix business rates says Asos amid threat of digital sales tax
The Guardian
Online fashion retailer sees UK sales rise by 23% while bricks-and-mortar rivals flounder
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UK house prices rise at their lowest annual rate in five years, ONS says7h UK house prices rise at their lowest annual rate in five years, ONS says
The Guardian
Average UK prices rise 3.2% but sluggish London property market sees fall of 0.2% UK house prices grew at the slowest rate in five years in August, in the latest figures to identify a growing divergence between a sluggish London property market and faster rates of growth other regions. The average price of a UK home increased by 3.2% in the year to August, to £232,797, in the lowest annual rate of growth since August 2013, according to the figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Land Registry.
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Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty7h Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty
BBC
The White House says the 144 year old arrangement gives Chinese firms an 'unfair' advantage.
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Cheaper chocolate and meat drive down UK inflation in September7h Cheaper chocolate and meat drive down UK inflation in September
The Guardian
ONS says consumer price index fell to 2.4% last month from 2.7% in August UK inflation dropped further than expected last month as the falling price of meat and chocolate helped reduce some of the pressure on cash-strapped British consumers. The
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Noor Inayat Khan or Harry Maguire: Who will be on the new £50 note?7h Noor Inayat Khan or Harry Maguire: Who will be on the new £50 note?
BBC
Among the favourites are Stephen Hawking, Margaret Thatcher and war heroine Noor Inayat Khan.
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Murdoch children may get up to $2bn each in 21st Century Fox sale8h Murdoch children may get up to $2bn each in 21st Century Fox sale
The Guardian
The family trust owns 17% stake in entertainment empire worth a little over $12bn Rupert Murdoch’s six children could each receive as much as $2bn (£1.5bn) from the sale of his 21st Century Fox global entertainment empire to Disney. Murdoch is in the final stages of
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9h FTSE CLOSE: Asos delights investors; Flybe shares crash on profit warning; UK stocks in the green
Daily Mail
Asos has reported its third consecutive year of double-digit sales and profit growth. The FTSE-100 index at the close was down 4.80 at 7054.60.
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9h Great Western Railway experiences rail chaos as overhead line damage disrupts thousands of train journeys
The Independent
Our travel correspondent spent six hours at London Paddington waiting for the first train out
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Wall Street falls back; UK inflation drops to 2.4% – business live10h Wall Street falls back; UK inflation drops to 2.4% – business live
The Guardian
Cheaper meat and chocolate helped ease the cost of living last month
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Majority of the world's richest entities are corporations, not governments, figures show10h Majority of the world's richest entities are corporations, not governments, figures show
The Independent
Corporations account for 157 of the 200 largest entities on the planet, according to a list compiled by Global Justice Now
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Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy national stadium from FA11h Updated Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy national stadium from FA
BBC
Fulham owner Shahid Khan withdraws his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association.
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Asos beats the heatwave to increase UK sales by 23%11h Asos beats the heatwave to increase UK sales by 23%
The Guardian
Online retailer reports strong summer sales of activewear and beauty products
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11h Average energy prices soar by a fifth just but households can still make substantial savings
Daily Mail
Households are in for a miserable and costly winter as energy tariffs have soared by an average of 21% (or £178) from £864 to £1,042 thanks to a steep rise in wholesale energy prices.
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11h Updated Cost of living squeeze eases as UK inflation falls to 2.4% – business live
The Guardian
Cheaper meat and chocolate helped ease the cost of living last month
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11h Updated BBC is set to scrap free TV licences for over 75s
Daily Mail
The scheme currently provides a saving of £150.50 to those eligible, believed to be around 4.46million homes. But it runs out in 2020 and the BBC is consulting on its future.
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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana11h Updated Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana
BBC
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.
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Asos: Animal print and plus-size clothing boost profits12h Asos: Animal print and plus-size clothing boost profits
BBC
Plus-size clothes and button-through dresses also boost profits at the online fashion retailer.
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12h Virgin Money raises the rate on its online Double Take E-Saver to 1.42%
Daily Mail
This makes it the next best rate easy-access account after Marcus by Goldman Sachs at 1.5%. But Virgin limits you to making two withdrawals a year, while Marcus comes with a 0.15% bonus.
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13h Google unshackles Android-device firms
BBC
Phone and tablet companies will be able to experiment with alternative versions of Android.
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Chancellor must call time on cruel benefits freeze costing hard up families £580 each 13h Updated Chancellor must call time on cruel benefits freeze costing hard up families £580 each
The Independent
The latest inflation figure of 2.4 per cent has made it possible to calculate the full cost to a low income family of the Government's policy
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Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body13h Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body
The Guardian
Company is first Chinese member of Partnership on AI, following, Google, Apple, Facebook and others The AI ethics body formed by five of the largest US corporations has expanded to include its first Chinese member, the search firm Baidu. The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society – known as the Partnership on AI (PAI) – was
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13h VW boss says switch to electric vehicles could cost 14,000 jobs at the manufacturer
Daily Mail
VW ceo Herbert Diess said new demands to reduce CO2 emissions across car ranges could see the brand having to meet a target of one in every three vehicles sold being electrified.
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Where are house prices rising the fastest?14h Where are house prices rising the fastest?
BBC
Some regions have seen property prices rise by more than 6% in the past year, official figures show.
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Harvard - should race count in university admissions?14h Harvard - should race count in university admissions?
BBC
The elite US university faces a legal challenge over its student selection policy but denies unfairness.
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Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September14h Updated Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September
BBC
Consumer prices fall by more than expected in September, dropping to 2.4%.
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Save a fortune at Christmas (without being a Scrooge)  14h Save a fortune at Christmas (without being a Scrooge)  
Daily Mail
Christmas Day is just less than ten weeks away, so while it may still feel too soon for high street stores to be rolling out their festive stock, now really is the time to start planning your shopping.
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14h Flat-rate state pension will rise by 2.6% or £4.25 a week to £168.60 next April
Daily Mail
It comes after consumer inflation for September was recorded below expectations at 2.4%, according to Office for National Statistics data today.
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Inflation drops sharply to 2.4 per cent as food is cheaper in the shops15h Inflation drops sharply to 2.4 per cent as food is cheaper in the shops
Daily Mail
The drop in inflation is significantly sharper than expected. Forecasts had expected it to move from 2.7 per cent in August to 2.6 per cent in September.
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15h VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Government needs to end the plague of cold calling with a blanket ban
Daily Mail
Has any good ever come from a cold call? After all, those who make them are seeking to sell goods or services you never knew you wanted at often inflated prices.
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Sexism in the City: How the gender pay gap goes all the way to the very top of corporate Britain 15h Updated 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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Flybe shares sink on profit warning15h Updated Flybe shares sink on profit warning
BBC
Airline expects an annual loss of £12m after taking a hit from the weak pound and higher fuel costs.
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Flybe sees more than a third of its market value wiped out in minutes15h Flybe sees more than a third of its market value wiped out in minutes
Daily Mail
The low-cost UK carrier said it will now make an adjusted loss of around £12million for the year to the end of March 2019.
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Netflix a Wall Street darling again as it confounds its own pessimistic forecasts 15h Netflix a Wall Street darling again as it confounds its own pessimistic forecasts
The Independent
It's smart to under promise, over deliver, but having smashed its own subscriber forecasts by 2m Netflix took this to the extreme and made itself look silly
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15h How to track down your share of the £100billion in lost accounts 
Daily Mail
It’s not just pensions that go astray. There are billions of pounds stuck in dormant bank accounts, old life insurance policies, children’s savings funds and unclaimed premium bond winnings.
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Flat-rate state pension will rise by 2.6% or £4.25 a week to £164.35 next April15h Flat-rate state pension will rise by 2.6% or £4.25 a week to £164.35 next April
Daily Mail
It comes after consumer inflation for September was recorded below expectations at 2.4 per cent, according to Office for National Statistics data today.
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Asos sales and profits soar as online fashion retailer leaves high street rivals behind15h Asos sales and profits soar as online fashion retailer leaves high street rivals behind
The Independent
Shares jumped 15 per cent after the announcement on Wednesday morning, while traditional competitors face increasingly bleak outlook
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UK inflation in September falls unexpectedly, sending pound sterling tumbling15h UK inflation in September falls unexpectedly, sending pound sterling tumbling
The Independent
UK inflation came in much weaker than expected in September, sending the pound down sharply.
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16h Compare your power bills faster: New service will find cheapest deals and switch you automatically 
Daily Mail
Weflip is free to use and continuously searches the market for the cheapest gas and electricity deals. If it can save you at least £50 a year on your annual energy bill after exit fees.
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Crest Nicholson issues profit warning as house sales in London slow16h Crest Nicholson issues profit warning as house sales in London slow
The Guardian
Uncertainty over Brexit puts off buyers in the capital and south-east during autumn The housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned that profits will be lower than expected because of slowing sales in London and the south-east, where
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16h Lower food prices sends inflation lower
BBC
The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in September after hitting a six-month high in August.
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UK inflation falls to 2.4% in September16h UK inflation falls to 2.4% in September
BBC
The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in September after hitting a six-month high in August.
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16h Take the hassle out of switching bank accounts: Savings platforms prove a hit
Daily Mail
Hargreaves Lansdown Active Savings has pulled in £100m in five weeks following its launch. It comes hot on the heels of Raisin UK, which attracted 15,000 customers since arriving in May.
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UK inflation slips to 2.4% in September17h UK inflation slips to 2.4% in September
BBC
The UK inflation rate slipped slightly in September after hitting a six-month high in August.
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UK inflation rate to set state pension increases – business live17h Updated UK inflation rate to set state pension increases – business live
The Guardian
September’s Consumer Prices Index, released at 9.30am, will set public sector pay increases and the ‘triple lock’ for state pensions
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Asos still in fashion as profits and sales keep soaring17h Updated Asos still in fashion as profits and sales keep soaring
BBC
Shares in the online fast fashion retailer recover some ground on strong results.
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Netflix shares soar after subscriber growth surges at a record rate17h Netflix shares soar after subscriber growth surges at a record rate
The Independent
Latest figures mark a turnaround since second quarter, when streaming service missed subscriber targets
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18h FTSE LIVE: Asos delights investors; Flybe shares crash on profit warning; UK stocks in the green
Daily Mail
Asos has reported its third consecutive year of double-digit sales and profit growth. The news sent its shares up 14 per cent, helping to stem some of the decay of recent months.
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The plot to write off cheques18h The plot to write off cheques
Daily Mail
Many utility and insurance firms are among the companies that no longer accept them. It means people who still rely on them, such as the elderly, are being forced to forgo the cheapest deals.
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If you’ve been sent bank details by email, be warned19h If you’ve been sent bank details by email, be warned
The Guardian
There’s only one protection from ‘push-payment’ fraud … vigilanceBoth of these letters are depressingly similar and should be a warning to everyone who banks online.
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We once marvelled at Neil Armstrong. Now space is a playground for the rich | John Harris20h We once marvelled at Neil Armstrong. Now space is a playground for the rich | John Harris
The Guardian
Nasa’s greatest feats were a triumph for mankind. History will be less kind to today’s space pioneersThe promised journey is from Earth to the edge of space, rather than London Euston to Crewe, but the story of Richard Branson’s company Virgin Galactic still has echoes of a bad passenger experience on his trains. For the best part of a decade, his potential customers have been waiting for an experience that was
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Britain fell for a neoliberal con trick – even the IMF says so | Aditya Chakrabortty20h Britain fell for a neoliberal con trick – even the IMF says so | Aditya Chakrabortty
The Guardian
The fund reports that Britain’s finances are weaker than Portugal’s, and says privatisation is to blame Columnists usually proffer answers, but today I want to ask a question, a big one. What price is paid when a promise is broken? Because for much of my life, and probably yours, the political class has made this pledge: that the best way to run an economy is to hack back the public realm as far as possible and let the private sector run free. That way, services operate better, businesses get the resources they need, and our national finances are healthier. It’s
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US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU23h 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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25h 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 Payments26h 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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26h 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 romantics26h 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 banned26h 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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