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20 Sep 2019, 5:33pm Sirius Minerals: The people who spent thousands on a Yorkshire mine
BBC
Sirius Minerals has 85,000 small investors, but the company's troubles mean many are stuck in a hole.
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20 Sep 2019, 5:32pm Huge rise in catalytic converter thefts
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The Met Police says catalytic converter thefts almost doubled due to precious metal prices rising.
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Black Friday sales will die off in Britain, says Next boss Lord Wolfson  20 Sep 2019, 4:51pm Black Friday sales will die off in Britain, says Next boss Lord Wolfson 
BBC
The US trend of huge sales four weeks before Christmas took the UK by storm five years ago. But Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next for 18 years, expects it to be phased out.
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Glaxo boss Emma Walmsley takes on an additional job as a director of tech giant Microsoft  20 Sep 2019, 4:51pm Glaxo boss Emma Walmsley takes on an additional job as a director of tech giant Microsoft 
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Walmsley, 50, has been nominated for the post and is expected to be approved at a shareholder vote in December. She would be required to attend at least four meetings per year.
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EDINBURGH WORLDWIDE: Trust aims for long-term growth by investing in listed companies 20 Sep 2019, 4:51pm EDINBURGH WORLDWIDE: Trust aims for long-term growth by investing in listed companies
BBC
The trust mostly invests in small but promising companies worth less than £4bn, which have growth potential over a period of at least five years. It also has stakes in some bigger firms.
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Persimmon faces wave of claims that it mis-sold properties with toxic leaseholds 20 Sep 2019, 4:51pm Persimmon faces wave of claims that it mis-sold properties with toxic leaseholds
BBC
MPs and families are calling on the developer, which made a £1.1bn profit last year, to surrender full ownership of the properties to compensate buyers said to have been misled.
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PUNT OF THE WEEK: Medical specialist EKF Diagnostics in good health as it signs US deal  20 Sep 2019, 4:50pm PUNT OF THE WEEK: Medical specialist EKF Diagnostics in good health as it signs US deal 
BBC
EKF Diagnostics makes and sells products used for testing blood and tissue samples, known as in-vitro diagnostics. It reported profits of £2.2m after £21.4m in revenue.
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20 Sep 2019, 4:50pm INVESTMENT EXTRA: Sirius investors take stock of hellish week
BBC
Sirius Minerals says the Woodsmith Mine will pump billions of pounds into the economy, bringing 1,000 high-skilled jobs to one of Britain's most economically deprived areas.
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20 Sep 2019, 3:22pm Walmart ceases e-cigarette sales
BBC
The move comes amid mounting calls to ban the products, which have been linked to a deadly outbreak of lung illness.
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20 Sep 2019, 1:15pm British American Tobacco issued with £900m Dutch tax bill
The Guardian
Maker of Rothmans and Camel brands accused of avoiding tax on money channelled via Netherlands British American Tobacco is being pursued by the Dutch authorities for £902m in unpaid taxes, as the maker of Rothmans, Camel and Lucky Strike cigarettes stands accused of avoiding tax on money channelled through the Netherlands. The claim relates to taxes the company is said to owe between 2003 and 2016 and concerns internal fees paid by Dutch subsidiaries for loans provided by its UK holding company.
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20 Sep 2019, 11:25am Brazil dam disaster firms to face criminal charges
BBC
Police say mining giant Vale and German auditor Tüv Süd used falsified documents to certify the dam.
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20 Sep 2019, 10:54am Google signs up to $2bn wind and solar investment
The Guardian
Tech giant’s push for greener energy prompts biggest renewable energy deal in corporate history Google’s chief executive has revealed plans for the biggest renewable energy deal in corporate history. Sundar Pichai said the clean energy deal will include 18 separate agreements to supply Google with electricity from wind and solar projects across the world.
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20 Sep 2019, 10:52am FTSE LIVE: Thomas Cook facing collapse; Rolls Royce struggles with key Trent 1000 engines
The Guardian
The pound has fallen back after climbing over $1.25 as Brexit deal hopes rise after positive comments made by Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker.
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20 Sep 2019, 10:44am Offshore wind energy price plunges 30 per cent to a new record low
The Independent
Power from new wind farms at sea will require no subsidies for the first time, government reveals
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20 Sep 2019, 10:26am Updated Climate change: Offshore wind expands at record low price
BBC
The UK announces projects to power seven million homes with wind power - and no need for subsidy.
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20 Sep 2019, 10:07am Why Booker shortlist is more taxing for some readers
BBC
Publishers say VAT charged on e-books and audiobooks unfairly pushes up prices for the partially sighted.
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20 Sep 2019, 9:35am Fresh blow for Neil Woodford as mattress maker reports losses
The Guardian
Eve Sleep, in which fund manager holds 31% stake, says losses due to competitors cutting prices Neil Woodford was dealt another blow when a mattress maker backed by the fallen star fund manager warned of worse-than-expected trading for the second time this year and scrapped merger talks with a rival. Eve Sleep, in which Woodford’s fund holds a 31% stake, said business was worse than expected because of low consumer confidence and competitors cutting prices. The company also said it had ended discussions with Simba, another mattress maker, about a joint venture.
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20 Sep 2019, 9:25am Pound hits highest level in MONTHS on Brexit deal optimism 
The Guardian
Sterling rose to its best level for months in the wake of the positive noises from EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
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20 Sep 2019, 9:00am Updated Thomas Cook shares plunge as travel firm stands on brink – business live
The Guardian
Thomas Cook shares have hit a record low as the firm races to raise an extra £200m to stave off collapse
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20 Sep 2019, 8:34am Updated RBS is first UK big four bank to be led by a woman
BBC
Alison Rose will replace Ross McEwan as chief executive of the state-owned lender.
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20 Sep 2019, 8:25am Most UK firms 'not ready' for post-Brexit drop in EU workers from 2021
The Independent
Well over half of companies are unaware of proposed restrictions on EU immigration from 2021 and as many say they do not have enough information to start planning
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20 Sep 2019, 7:55am Updated Thomas Cook races to secure more rescue funds
BBC
The travel firm faces administration unless it finds another £200m demanded by bank creditors.
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20 Sep 2019, 6:34am New windfarms will not cost billpayers after subsidies hit record low
The Guardian
Cost of supporting offshore turbines drops to less than market price for electricity The UK’s next wave of offshore windfarms will generate clean electricity at no extra cost to consumers after record low subsidy deals fell below the market price for the first time. New offshore wind projects will power millions of British homes under “zero-subsidy” support contracts within the next four years, following a record-breaking government subsidy auction.
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20 Sep 2019, 6:29am Thomas Cook: Government may be forced to rescue 180,000 Britons if firm collapses
The Independent
State-backed Civil Aviation Authority expected to launch largest repatriation effort since Second World War if company goes bust
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20 Sep 2019, 6:15am Updated Thomas Cook on brink, as pound boosted by Brexit deal hopes – business live
The Guardian
Thomas Cook races to raise an extra £200m to stave off collapse, as the pound hit a two-month high against dollar ahead of a key Brexit meeting
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20 Sep 2019, 5:18am British Airways strike: Some flights reinstated for 27 September
The Independent
Passengers whose departures were cancelled can switch back to their original flights
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20 Sep 2019, 4:40am RBS becomes first of UK's big four banks to be led by a woman as Alison Rose takes top job
The Independent
New boss to take over from Ross McEwan who will leave for National Australia Bank on 31 October
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20 Sep 2019, 4:35am New windfarms will not cost taxpayers after subsidies hit record low
The Guardian
Cost of supporting offshore turbines drops to less than market price for energy New renewable energy projects will be built at no extra cost for millions of British energy bill payers after record low state-backed subsidies fell below the market price the first time. The results of a government subsidy auction have revealed that the cost of supporting offshore wind turbines has tumbled by almost a third in two years to record lows of less than £40 per megawatt hour (MWh).
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20 Sep 2019, 4:27am Updated Bank of England quells recession fears with the economy expected to grow 0.2% in the third quarter 
The Guardian
The central bank said it expects the economy to grow by 0.2 per cent in the current, third quarter of the year following a contraction of 0.2 per cent in the second.
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20 Sep 2019, 4:11am Pound boosted by Brexit deal hopes, as RBS appoints first female chief executive – business live
The Guardian
Pound hits two-month high against dollar ahead of key meeting between UK Brexit minister Steve Barclay and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, as RBS appoints Alison Rose as its new boss
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20 Sep 2019, 3:31am Alison Rose to become first female RBS chief executive
The Guardian
Deputy head of retail banking arm will also be first woman to lead one of UK’s big four banks
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20 Sep 2019, 2:25am RBS names Alison Rose as its new chief executive
BBC
The banking veteran will become the first woman to lead one of the UK's big four banks.
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20 Sep 2019, 2:01am Homes for sale with blue plaques – in pictures
The Guardian
From London to Yorkshire, these historic properties all have illustrious former residents
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20 Sep 2019, 2:00am General Motors strike: auto workers hope a deal will change the industry
The Guardian
In their first strike in over a decade, union members are prepared to settle in for the long haul: ‘If we win, everyone wins’ “This is a strike for the little guy,” D’Andre Jackson said, as he held a banner that read “UAW ON STRIKE” outside General Motors’ sprawling Flint Metal Center in Michigan. “It’s not just for us, it’s for everyone,” Jackson added.
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20 Sep 2019, 1:47am Updated Thomas Cook told extra funds needed to seal rescue
BBC
The troubled travel firm must find £200m in extra contingency funds before banks will agree a deal.
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20 Sep 2019, 12:06am Climate change: Firms make green energy vows as call for action grow
BBC
Amazon and Google are among global firms setting out new green energy plans as climate pressure rises.
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19 Sep 2019, 7:00pm Why the Booker shortlist is taxing some readers
BBC
Publishers say VAT charged on e-books and audiobooks unfairly pushes up prices for the partially sighted.
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19 Sep 2019, 7:00pm How Scrabble became a million dollar idea.
BBC
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Scrabble became a million dollar idea.
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