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Taylor Wimpey apologises in leasehold dispute
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

Taylor Wimpey sets aside £130m to deal with leasehold contracts described as the "PPI of house building". […]

Book sales hit a record as children's fiction gains in popularity
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

Total book sales hit a record high, but the popularity of ebooks continues to wane. […]

Lloyds Bank's profits rise despite 'challenging' times
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:32 am

The bank's boss says its "simple and low risk" business is able to cope with difficult trading. […]

Airbus profits fall as technical problems continue to hit projects
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:21 am

Problems on defence and commercial aircraft projects continue to overshadow the European planemaker. […]

FTSE 100 falls despite Lloyds boost
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:13 am

Investors welcome Lloyds' first-quarter results, but the FTSE 100 opens lower. […]

Deutsche: Brexit risk to up to 4,000 UK jobs
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:57 am

The warning is the latest from a financial firm since the UK voted to leave the European Union. […]

United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:53 am

Passengers will be given up to $10,000 if they volunteer to forfeit seats on overbooked flights. […]

Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time'
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:40 am

President Trump seeks to renegotiate the trade deal with Canada and Mexico, rather than abandon it. […]

Trump says no plan to pull out of NAFTA 'at this time' - Washington Post
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 3:26 am

Washington PostTrump says no plan to pull out of NAFTA 'at this time'Washington PostPresident Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that the United States would not be pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement “at this time,” opening the door to future negotiations on the same day that Trump was ...Dollar holds gains; Canadian dollar, Mexican peso surge on NAFTA reliefReutersTrump tells Mexico, Canada he won't terminate NAFTA 'at this time'The HillTrump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTANPRUSA […]

Samsung sees best quarterly profits in three years
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 2:59 am

Strong demand for its memory chips and flat screens for televisions and phones boost the tech giant. […]

White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump - Washington Post
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:31 pm

Washington PostWhite House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for TrumpWashington PostPresident Trump's call for a dramatic overhaul of the tax code sets in motion his most ambitious legislative initiative to date, testing whether he can cut the deal of his life on an issue that has long bedeviled Washington. On Wednesday, Trump issued ...Trump goes big on tax reformThe HillTrump's 'Massive' Tax Plan: One Page, Many Unanswered QuestionsBloombergTrump tax plan gets lukewarm welcome on Capitol HillPoliticoSalon -NBCNews.com -Los Angeles Times -Forbesall […]

Job opportunities
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Uber launched in Egypt two years ago, and is now one of the company's fastest growing markets. […]

'Pawternity' leave
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:08 pm

From giving staff a week's paid leave to look after their new dog, to the firm that pays towards its employees' weddings. […]

TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:01 pm

UK small screen drama could be almost as attractive as the weaker pound when it comes to attracting tourists, a study suggests. […]

Senators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefing - CNN
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:56 pm

CNNSenators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefingCNN(CNN) Nearly every US senator attended an unusual all-hands meeting on North Korea at the White House Wednesday, though afterward few said any new information emerged about the increasingly tense US standoff with Pyongyang. Nonetheless ...Trump administration talks tough on North Korea, but frustrated lawmakers want detailsWashington PostThe Drumbeats Don't Add Up to Imminent War With North KoreaNew York TimesSenators get North Korea briefing in unusual WH visitThe HillHuffington Post -Daily […]

A day in Seoul using just Samsung products
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

You know it for its phones and TVs, but what else does Samsung do in South Korea? […]

Trump seeks tax windfall for business
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm

Analysts say the plan will add trillions to the deficit but the US government says growth will fund it. […]

In the small print
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm

Donald Trump is expected to announce a tax plan that would lower rates for businesses. […]

Swinton Insurance to cut 900 jobs
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The insurance broker blamed business switching to the internet. […]

Sports Direct staff supplier Transline faces administration
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Transline was criticised by a Commons committee for giving testimony that "lacked credibility". […]

Anne-Marie Slaughter: A year's maternity leave is too long for mothers
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers. […]

Barclays boss: Banks need access to talent post-Brexit
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley says access to talent after Brexit is "tremendously important" to the City of London. […]

Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis?
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:40 am

After two supermarkets recall some of their ranges, we look at the UK's love affair with the dip. […]

Hard tackling
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:25 am

From image rights to winding up orders, how HMRC has tackled the football industry. […]

United Airlines investigates giant bunny death
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:44 am

Simon the 90cm-long rabbit was being flown in the cargo hold from London to Chicago's O'Hare International. […]



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Trump tells Canada, Mexico, he won't terminate NAFTA treaty yet: White House
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 10:39 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but will move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House statement said. […]

EU trade chief sees a good case to resume EU-U.S. free trade talks
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The European Union sees a good case for reviving frozen free trade talks with the United States, its trade commissioner said on Thursday. […]

Oil prices fall on oversupply
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 9:24 am

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday, weighed down by oversupply, but losses were limited by expectations that major exporters would agree to extend production cuts to try to rebalance the market. […]

Trump tax cut caution, ECB meeting cools risk rally
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) - A record-setting rally in world stocks ran out of steam on Thursday, with unconvincing U.S. tax cut plans cooling investors' spirits and caution setting in as the European Central Bank met. […]

Investors eye Elliott's Plan B as BHP shake-up push falters
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:24 am

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Two weeks after Elliott Management's surprise assault on BHP Billiton, the fund manager's three-point demand for change is gaining little traction with investors, prompting expectations a second strike is imminent. […]

Empty Pearl River Delta branches a check on HSBC's China plan
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

DONGGUAN, China/LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - In the digital age, footfall in bricks-and-mortar outlets is an incomplete measure of business activity, but HSBC's empty branches in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) suggest it's not all plain sailing for the bank's expansion in mainland China. […]

Samsung Elec flags stronger second quarter; Elliott welcomes share cancellation
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:03 am

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, sending its shares to a new high. […]

United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:06 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger. […]

Shares in Japan's Takata suspended after report on bankruptcy plan
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:06 am

TOKYO (Reuters) - Trading in Takata Corp shares was suspended on Thursday after a report that the Japanese airbag maker at the heart of the car industry's biggest-ever recall is considering a bankruptcy plan that will create a new company and ringfence its liabilities. […]

Judge says Exxon owes $19.95 million for Texas refinery pollution
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 3:47 am

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that ExxonMobil Corp should pay a $19.95 million penalty for pollution from its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex between 2005 and 2013. […]