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  1. Unfortunately we have feel foul of this [problem], not sure how this happened or how they got our details but apparently there are thousands of others and this is not being reported in the media, so I'll flag it here. https://www.gov.uk/marriage-allowance/how-to-apply The HMRC link to apply for free. I'll post the links as finding them via google took me over 15 minutes, although admittedly I use adblocker so they may just be hidden [problem] site but does have their address, this is the only way to contact them. Marriage Allowance Limited PO Box 10521 Market Harborough Leicester LE16 0HE https://www.marriageallowancetaxrebate.org.uk/ Previously it seems they also had this link which is now a 404 error. https://www.spouserefund.co.uk/terms-conditions-of-service/ We've been conned however there doesn't appear to be anything so far on the web about this company of others doing this. Please do not use this company, if you have signed any paper work and sent it to them get in touch with HMRC and retract the deed that you have signed and prevent them accessing your information.
  2. Lloyds set to return to private sector The government is expected to confirm the sale of its remaining 0.25% stake in Lloyds on Wednesday. 16 May 2017 From the section Business Related content Lloyd's settles taxpayer tab Taxpayer 'to make £500m on Lloyds' Lloyds £20bn bailout 'has been repaid' Tata Steel offers £550m to pension fund The future of the British Steel pension scheme is still uncertain despite Tata's offer of cash and assets. 16 May 2017 From the section Business Related content Tata Steel merger talks continue Tata Steel workers back pension plan Live Vodafone helps FTSE to record high London's FTSE 100 hits a new record above 7,500 points, helped by a solid rise for Vodafone. From the section Business Related content India woes drag Vodafone to huge loss FTSE closes above 7,500 for first time 16 May 2017 From the section Business Vanguard move sparks investment price war 16 May 2017 From the section Business Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to rejoin firm 16 May 2017 From the section Business Sales growth grinds to a halt for TK Maxx 16 May 2017 From the section Business UK house prices shift to lower gear 16 May 2017 From the section Business comments UK inflation rate at highest since 2013 16 May 2017 From the section Business comments Manchester United reports £3.8m loss 16 May 2017 From the section Business Ford 'set to shed 10% of workforce' 16 May 2017 From the section Business Fresh rail strikes announced 16 May 2017 From the section England Also in the News Chanel's $1,500 boomerang backfires 16 May 2017 From the section Australia Hackers threaten to leak Disney film 16 May 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Features & Analysis Gene genie Do DNA-testing kits hold the secret to a healthier life? 16 May 2017 From the section Business Shining armour The boss who lives as a medieval knight 15 May 2017 From the section Business Cyber-attack Is my computer at risk? 14 May 2017 From the section Technology TV dinners The hidden cost of the processed food revolution 15 May 2017 From the section Business Battle ground Six reasons politicians always row over tax 14 May 2017 From the section Business Office sauna How some companies are taking the sweat out of work 14 May 2017 From the section Business Our Experts Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers' survey suggests The latest employers' survey reveals that firms are planning for yet another fall in pay rises. 15 May 2017 Kamal Ahmed Economics editor Lloyd's settles taxpayer tab The government sold its last shares today, nine years after it sank a total of £20bn into the beleagured lender in the depths of the financial crisis. 16 May 2017 Simon Jack Business editor S Korea election: Why the economy is top priority For all the talk of North Korea and anti-missile systems, a less sensational subject concerns most voters.
  3. A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH A former executive at UnitedHealth says he was paid bonuses to make patients look sicker than they were, which led to bigger reimbursements. Travis Dove for The New York Times Itineraries Investing in Tech to Tackle an Awful Annoyance: Lost Luggage By MARTHA C. WHITE The number of stray bags is lower than ever, attributable both to new technology and charges for checking luggage, but there’s room for improvement. Tips to Keep Your Bag From Taking a Trip Without You In Computer Attacks, Clues Point to Frequent Culprit: North Korea By NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER Indicators are far from conclusive, but intelligence officials and private security experts say that North Korean-linked hackers are likely suspects in global ransomware attacks. 70 Comments In Ransomware Attack, Where Does Microsoft’s Responsibility Lie? By NICK WINGFIELD For years, the company has tried to change the perception that its software was vulnerable to hackers. A global cyberattack renewed those issues. The Fallout From a Global Cyberattack: ‘A Battle We’re Fighting Every Day’ By STEVE LOHR and LIZ ALDERMAN Two prestigious Chinese universities, a movie theater chain in South Korea and Japanese automakers were affected, but copycat variants did not seem to have materialized. Tech Fix How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks By BRIAN X. CHEN Some tips from computer security experts. Movers: JPMorgan’s Annual Meeting, a Court Ruling, and Vodafone Earnings Wall St. Flat After S&P, Nasdaq Hit Record Highs 11:48 AM ET Facebook Gets Slap on the Wrist From 2 European Privacy Regulators By MARK SCOTT Data protection watchdogs in France and the Netherlands ruled that the social network had collected too much information on users in those countries. Hyundai Whistle-Blower, in Rarity for South Korea, Prompts Recall By JEYUP S. KWAAK A victory for a worker who accused the automaker of hiding defects could help efforts to extend protections for insiders claiming problems or wrongdoing. Ruling on E.U. Trade Deals Retains a Hurdle for ‘Brexit’ Talks By PRASHANT S. RAO The European Union’s highest court has affirmed that some aspects of trade agreements need to be ratified by all the bloc’s national parliaments. Thailand Warns Facebook After Video Seems to Show King in Crop Top By MIKE IVES and PAUL MOZUR The government was demanding the removal of dozens of pages that it said had illegally insulted the monarchy a few weeks after the video was widely shared online. After Leaving Google, Bill Maris Is Set to Open New Fund By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED 10:00 AM ET The venture capital fund, Section 32, with $150 million under management, will invest in a broad array of sectors. Uber Engineer Barred From Work on Key Self-Driving Technology, Judge Says By MIKE ISAAC Uber sidestepped a full shutdown of its self-driving car efforts when a judge stopped short of issuing a temporary injunction against the company’s autonomous vehicle program. On the Runway Chanel’s Boomerang Comes Back to Hit It By VANESSA FRIEDMAN 10:30 AM ET The French brand is the latest company to be called out on social media for cultural appropriation. Is this the new normal? Web Defenders Detect Russian Hand in Iranians’ Hacking Attempt By NICOLE PERLROTH While foiling an attack on a military contractor, investigators watched Iranians use a tool that had also been deployed to compromise Ukraine’s power grid.
  4. Explainer Labour is considering a land value tax. Here's what that means For residential property, home owners would probably pay a tax based on the value of the house. Firms would pay a tax based on the value of the business premises, including the land UK inflation increases unexpectedly to 2.7% in April Business groups call Labour manifesto unrealistic and 'knee-jerk' McDonald's forced to remove 'disgusting' advert after complaints comment Why not enough is being done to tackle bank fraud Tesco to use 100% renewable electricity this year in UK Comment Prices rising faster than wages and this is just a Brexit downpayment Yorkshire workers are the happiest in the UK, research reveals There's a shortage of Brazilian nuts IndyVenture Japan's SoftBank invests $500m in UK tech startup Improbable Silicon Valley sees dramatic drop in cash from 'tourist investors' Ashton Kutcher-backed charity insurance app launches in California Brexit funding gap threat to small business growth, report warns Former Uber rival entices foreign users with English language app Seedrs to launch secondary market How a 'sleep faster' startup culture is threatening mental health Small and medium-sized businesses start to feel the pinch of inflation This healthy food delivery service wants to be the new Pret a Manger A View from the Top: Adam Lashinsky, author of an exposé on Uber How online marketplace Etsy is supporting female entrepreneurs A View from the Top: Kayak founder and CEO Steve Hafner These brothers turned a blog into a million pound business Former Apprentice contestant toasts success of wine business Swiss startup Beekeeper may seek IPO amid expansion Poor telecoms services stop four million employees from home working Richard Branson reveals the biggest business risks he’s ever taken The truth behind the risky business of crowdfunding Women still much less likely to start a business than men Starting up a business, with little ones close by Bike-sharing startup Ofo trials in Cambridge ahead of European launch New study names Oxford top destination for startup companies UK-based start-up hopes to cut plastic waste with water balls How the practice of late payment is threatening Startup Britain UK investors keen to put their cash into new businesses, survey shows Edinburgh ranked as the best city in the UK to start a new business more headlines McDonald's forced to apologise for 'disgusting' TV advert Train strikes: Southern, Merseyrail and Northern face fresh stoppages Lloyds ‘free of Government ownership’ for first time since 2008 Vodafone: Is a better future on the way for customers and investors? How will the devices ban affect the travel industry? Microsoft donates £5m to UN to prevent human rights abuses McDonald's is now serving curly fries The company has over the last two years experimented with different products and made changes to how it serves and sources food Lyft partners with Google's Waymo to launch self-driving cars Top fund manager to get rid of all fossil fuel company shares UK workers should brace for higher unemployment and falling real pay Consumer spending growth slowed sharply in April - a trend which will begin to feed into weaker demand for workers and cause employment to fall, the EY ITEM Club predicts Amazon loophole means buyers can get a refund without returning item The rule demonstrates the online retailer's power compared to that of small independent businesses, who wouldn’t be able to afford such a policy Almost half of EU businesses looking to cut ties with UK suppliers Microsoft says ransomware hack a ‘wake-up call’ for world governments A View from the Top: Daniel Hodson, chairman of The City for Britain After the Brexit vote, rather than gloat, Hodson called a truce and set up the Forum to bring together practitioners of all views – not the easiest task, considering the bitter infighting Student suing GSK because 'medication caused her skin to burn off' Ms Shaw says the syndrome left her skin scarred and she is slowly losing her vision Raising minimum wage a big risk says IFS. But so is leaving your house Number of workers on zero-hour contracts up 13% in a year Uber could face tougher restrictions in Europe You can get free Burger King burgers for life - but there's a catch BT boss's pay slashed, but pay committee still doesn't get it Amazon gives half of new office to provide shelter for homeless The new space in Seattle will be used by the Mary’s Place charity and provide 65 rooms and shelter more than 200 homeless women children and families each night UK industrial output shrinks for third month in a row as Brexit bites Output fell by a monthly 0.5 per cent – a sharper decline than expected by economists taking part in a Reuters poll – and output in February was revised lower Plans to increase the minimum wage 'could put jobs in danger' The tax and spending thinkthank said both parties' policies could penalise the group they are supposed to help the most
  5. Live Election 2017: Unite chief says keeping 200 seats would be a Labour success – politics live Published: 8:15 PM Election 2017: Unite chief says keeping 200 seats would be a Labour success – politics live Nils Pratley on finance Labour's water renationalisation plans just won't wash Published: 8:09 PM Labour's water renationalisation plans just won't wash The Guardian view on the Labour election manifesto: widening the bounds of the thinkable Published: 7:39 PM The Guardian view on the Labour election manifesto: widening the bounds of the thinkable Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares Published: 6:53 PM Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares Tata Steel moves to safeguard UK arm by offering £550m for pensions scheme Published: 6:47 PM Tata Steel moves to safeguard UK arm by offering £550m for pensions scheme M&S puts faith in fluted sleeves as womenswear comes out fighting Published: 6:23 PM M&S puts faith in fluted sleeves as womenswear comes out fighting Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence Published: 6:06 PM Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence Business live FTSE 100 closes above 7,500 for first time as UK inflation jumps to 2.7% – as it happened Published: 6:04 PM FTSE 100 closes above 7,500 for first time as UK inflation jumps to 2.7% – as it happened Labour gambles on tax and spend – but will the public back it? Larry Elliott Published: 5:30 PM Labour gambles on tax and spend – but will the public back it? [*] McDonald's pulls ad that 'exploited child bereavement' Published: 5:04 PM McDonald's pulls ad that 'exploited child bereavement' Cybersecurity stocks boom after ransomware attack Published: 4:35 PM Cybersecurity stocks boom after ransomware attack Energy price rises help drive UK inflation up to 2.7% Published: 3:58 PM Energy price rises help drive UK inflation up to 2.7% UK Brexit boost as ECJ rules trade deals do not require extra ratification Published: 2:07 PM UK Brexit boost as ECJ rules trade deals do not require extra ratification Global stock markets: what's driving the record rises – and will they continue? Published: 1:11 PM Global stock markets: what's driving the record rises – and will they continue? Nils Pratley on finance Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath Published: 12:46 PM Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath Business Today: sign up for a morning shot of financial news Published: 12:32 PM Business Today: sign up for a morning shot of financial news UK inflation rise means the 2017 general election voter is getting poorer Published: 12:11 PM UK inflation rise means the 2017 general election voter is getting poorer Labor backs Senate inquiry into bank levy as universities oppose cuts Published: 9:33 AM Labor backs Senate inquiry into bank levy as universities oppose cuts Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees Published: 8:42 AM Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees Adventures in Business ‘You don’t belong here’: my fight against fashion's ageism epidemic Published: 7:00 AM ‘You don’t belong here’: my fight against fashion's ageism epidemic Leasehold now the No 1 concern for UK homeowners, study finds Published: 6:01 AM Leasehold now the No 1 concern for UK homeowners, study finds Bank levy is 'such a bad tax', says NAB head and former Treasury boss
  6. Italian Government Approves Alitalia Bankruptcy, Bonds Collapse Auto Bloodbath: Every OEM Misses April Sales Estimates As Inventories Continue To Soar Are American Debt Slaves Getting In Trouble Again? May Day Post-Mortem - Are US Goods Producing Jobs Ever Coming Back? Italy's National Carrier Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy "Technology Has Changed The Game": Why The Rise Of Robots Will Be A Permanent Deflationary Force Central Banks Are Talking More Than Ever Contagion: Home Capital Bank Run Spreads To Another Canadian Mortgage Lender
  7. Business Live: Pound climbs to $1.29 Sterling rises after strong manufacturing growth figures; US airline bosses under fire. From the section Business Alitalia slides into administration The airline says flights will continue as planned while administrators see if the firm can be saved. 2 May 2017 From the section Business Related content Alitalia's flight path to bankruptcy Parents '10th biggest mortgage lender' Parents will lend £6.5bn this year, says L&G, and be involved in 26% of all UK property transactions. 2 May 2017 From the section Business Related content Where can I afford to live? Could parents lend to other people's children? Manufacturing growth 'at three-year high' 2 May 2017 From the section Business Liberty House creates 300 steel jobs 2 May 2017 From the section Business US airlines face heat in Washington 2 May 2017 From the section Business Preliminary deal struck on Greek bailout 2 May 2017 From the section Business Higher oil prices boost BP profits 2 May 2017 From the section Business Facebook denies targeting insecure users 2 May 2017 From the section Technology comments Ocado shares boosted by M&S deal report 2 May 2017 From the section Business Japan recall for 3.7m bottles of Volvic 2 May 2017 From the section Business US screenwriters' strike averted 2 May 2017 From the section Business Also in the News What is going on at Fox News? 2 May 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Turkish authorities block Wikipedia 29 April 2017 From the section Europe Features & Analysis Smart doggy The booming business of pet technology 2 May 2017 From the section Business Battery bonanza From frogs' legs to mobiles and electric cars 1 May 2017 From the section Business Mr Fixer The man who can arrange anything 1 May 2017 From the section Business On the buses All change for one UK city's deregulated bus system? 1 May 2017 From the section Manchester Hero's legacy Using the Ayrton Senna brand to change lives 30 April 2017 From the section Business Trumponomics quiz How much do you know about Donald Trump's first 100 days? 28 April 2017 From the section Business Our Experts Hammond’s tax burden headache The Chancellor says he wants to cut the “burden” of tax. But with that burden set to rise, he knows any specific pledge could set a myriad of traps 2 May 2017 Kamal Ahmed Economics editor Barclays shareholders rally behind beleaguered boss Getting rid of Jes Staley would be bad for Barclays and bad for UK banking. 28 April 2017 Simon Jack Business editor Brexit not deterring Asian investors from UK property market Despite uncertainty caused by the Brexit process Asian investors are still keen to buy UK property.
  8. Microsoft Looks to Regain Lost Ground in the Classroom By NICK WINGFIELD and NATASHA SINGER 11:24 AM ET Google, with its low-cost and easily maintained Chromebooks, has steadily taken school customers away from Microsoft. José Sarmento Matos for The New York Times London Tabloids, Champions of ‘Brexit,’ Loom Large By KATRIN BENNHOLD Despite their falling circulations and tarnished reputations, tabloids maintain a striking grip on power as Britain prepares to cut ties with the European Union. 26 Comments Movers: IAC, A.M.D. and Oil 11:28 AM ET Wall St. Modestly Higher as Apple Leads Tech Stocks' Gains 11:45 AM ET Infosys, an Indian Outsourcing Company, Says It Will Create 10,000 U.S. Jobs By PAUL MOZUR The company’s pledge, light on details, follows big promises by other Asian employers to create American jobs in the era of President Trump. TV Station Owners Rush to Seize on Relaxed F.C.C. Rules By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and CECILIA KANG A vote by the Federal Communications Commission last week sets the stage for the consolidation of local television stations in a deal-making frenzy. Alitalia Files for Bankruptcy, but Italy Balks at a Third Bailout By LIZ ALDERMAN 1:24 PM ET The latest drama over one of Italy’s most visible industrial symbols has plunged the chaotic political and economic environment into further uncertainty. Greece Agrees to Tighten Belt Again in Return for Further Bailout Funds By NIKI KITSANTONIS The preliminary deal with international creditors would allow Athens to receive emergency funds in exchange for promises of higher taxes and lower social spending. N.S.A., Reined In, Still Collected 151 Million Phone Records in ’16 By CHARLIE SAVAGE 2:01 PM ET A system created by Congress in 2015 to curtail a once-secret N.S.A. program also took in a large amount of communications data, a new report showed. Hollywood Writers and Studios, Scrambling to Avert Strike, Reach Last-Minute Deal By BROOKS BARNES In overtime negotiations, the Writers Guild of America and entertainment companies reached a tentative deal for a new three-year contract. Ivanka Trump’s West Wing Agenda By JODI KANTOR, RACHEL ABRAMS and MAGGIE HABERMAN The first daughter has the president’s trust and a widening portfolio. So what will she do with it? Trump Administration’s Push for Gas Exports Faces Market Glut By CLIFFORD KRAUSS Efforts to ramp up shipments could be complicated by a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. With Fox News in Tumult, Another Executive, Bill Shine, Is Ousted By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and EMILY STEEL The removal of a co-president, a holdover from the Roger Ailes era, continued a housecleaning prompted by a sexual harassment scandal. Diana Falzone of Fox News Files Discrimination Lawsuit By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH The contributor said she was banned from more work after disclosing her health issues in an op-ed column for the network’s website. AllianceBernstein Ousts C.E.O. and Shakes Up Board By LANDON THOMAS Jr. The reshuffling comes as investors increasingly abandon active money managers in favor of less expensive exchange-traded funds. Fyre Festival Organizers Face Fraud Lawsuit After Cancellation By BEN SISARIO and JOE COSCARELLI A celebrity lawyer representing a ticket buyer filed suit after a luxury musical weekend in the Bahamas fell apart. Organizers said, “We were simply in over our heads.” Airbnb Settles Lawsuit With Its Hometown, San Francisco By KATIE BENNER The company agreed to the city’s demand for more information about its hosts, ending one of its most pressing regulatory fights.
  9. FTSE rises, with BP gaining as earnings come into focus Britain's top share index rose on Tuesday, with well-received results from heavyweight BP helping to underpin gains in a positive start to the first trading day of the month. 6:33pm BST UK manufacturing growth spikes to three-year high in April - PMI British factories had their best month in three years in April, the clearest sign yet that manufacturers are enjoying at least a temporary boost from the pound's fall after the Brexit vote and an improving global economy, a survey showed on Tuesday. 12:29pm BST Barclays CEO Staley in dispute with KKR over soured deal: WSJ Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley is involved in a dispute with private equity firm KKR & Co , which is a client of the bank, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. 6:04pm BST ECB's Nouy worried about 'race' to lure UK banks after Brexit The European Central Bank is worried about a "race" among European Union countries to ease supervisory standards in order to attract UK banks seeking access to the market after Britain leaves the EU, its top watchdog said on Tuesday. 7:32pm BST Exclusive - Akzo sees latest PPG bid inadequate, weighs options: sources Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel NV's supervisory board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday to discuss how to proceed after deeming PPG Industries Inc's latest $29 billion (£22.4 billion) offer to be insufficient, people familiar with the matter said. 6:12pm BST BP's profit triples on higher oil prices and output BP's profit nearly tripled in the first quarter of 2017 from a year earlier, buoyed by rising oil prices and production that hit a five-year high, while debt piled up in order to pay for acquisitions and costs for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. 3:43pm BST Le Pen says capital controls an option during Frexit talks if she wins election Far-right presidential challenger Marine Le Pen said capital controls could be used if she won the election and there was a run on banks as she negotiated France's exit from the European Union, but stressed they were unlikely to be needed. 7:29pm BST Shareholders at UK builder Bovis approve new boss' pay deal Shareholders at British builder Bovis overwhelmingly backed a pay deal for the firm's new boss who is charged with turning around the ailing firm which was subject to two failed takeover bids after it issued a profit warning. 4:34pm BST Pledging more austerity, Greece cuts deal with lenders Promising to cut pensions and give taxpayers fewer breaks, Greece has paved the way for the disbursement of further rescue funds from international lenders and possibly opened the door to reworking its massive debt. 7:17pm BST Alitalia kicks off bankruptcy proceedings, government grants loan Alitalia filed to be put under special administration for the second time in less than a decade, starting a process that will lead to the loss-making Italian airline being overhauled, sold off or wound up.
  10. The UK's longest flight just got longer Qantas website understates length of non-stop flight from Heathrow to Perth by an hour Manufacturing output hits three-year high in April More than half of students now pay £100 a week rent as costs spiral BP boss Bob Dudley has some breathing space thanks to higher oil price Increased appetite for takeaways helps Just Eat to push up sales Liberty House creates 300 jobs after takeover of Tata Steel division Jobs will also be protected at three major sites in Rotherham, Stocksbridge and Brinsworth in South Yorkshire, as well as at some smaller sites in the West Midlands and in China Alitalia to file for administration as turnaround plan fails Ocado shares jump on hopes of M&S home delivery partnership Tump boosts Twitter but revival rests on deals with mainstream media The social media company would love it if more leaders did what Trump does with its service, but running a country is too big a job to be spending all hours tweeting, something that appears to have affected the President’s Twitter habits Princess Charlotte's John Lewis jumper from birthday photo sells out In the snapshot, the young royal is wearing the cardigan and sporting a navy clip in her hair Greece reaches long-awaited deal with creditors on bailout reforms The terms include another round of pension cuts in 2019 and a commitment to maintain a high primary budget surplus BP reports higher earnings, helped by recovery in oil prices This time last year, BP reporting an 80 per cent drop in profits in the first quarter, having posted its biggest annual loss for 2015 ever Donald Trump 'actively considering' breaking up Wall Street banks Trump has called for a ‘21st century’ version of the 1933 Glass-Steagall law that required the separation of consumer and investment banking Thousands of car finance payments 'could be hit by economic downturn' Brexit deal 'won’t be worth it' if firms can't recruit Proportion of female high earners unchanged in six years Only one in four people earning between £43,000 and £150,000 in each of the last six financial years were women Bank of mum and dad to finance a quarter of mortgage payments in 2017 Parents will lend £6.7bn this year, up from £5bn in 2016, providing deposits for over 298,000 mortgages and purchasing homes worth £75bn The top 10 richest husbands and wives in the UK have been revealed Cumulatively, the 10 richest husbands and wives in the UK have seen their fortune increase by £3.4bn in the past 12 months Trump's Commerce secretary contradicts him on jobs and China Trump had insisted that he could use trade negotiations as leverage to get China to handle North Korea Fox News co-president Bill Shine out amid growing exodus at network A classic Cadbury chocolate bar is making its long awaited comeback Avocados just got a lot more expensive Mexico is the major supplier for avocados into the US but shipments from there have fallen in recent weeks and are expected to drop even further Dubai has become the first city to get its own font Dubai claims the font is a new global medium for 'self-expression' Amazon founder could beat Bill Gates to become first trillionaire Dyslexia is a sign of potential, says Richard Branson How online marketplace Etsy is supporting female entrepreneurs Women are being inspired to become online entrepreneurs by Etsy, the marketplace whose sellers are 86% female, almost half with children Advance Virgin Trains tickets available to buy on the day But fares expert says the concept infringes the rights of Anytime ticket holders Trump's first 100 days: The economy 'Britain doesn't need Romanian fruit pickers', says Lord Lawson Sir Martin Sorrell sees pay slashed by £22m WPP has paid Mr Sorrell £210m since 2012 as part of a controversial five-year long-term incentive plan Here's what 24 of the most popular brand names really mean You're wearing your favorite Nike sneakers and Lululemon pants when you head to the mall to do some shopping at the Gap. On your way there you grab a latte at Starbucks. Consumer confidence wobbles, growth slows. Is Brexit blowback with us? US economy sees weakest growth for three years American Airlines gives employees a pay rise sending share price down House price and mortgage approvals slowdown continues RBS: Profits overshadowed by trial pitting bank against ex investors People say money is disappearing out of their Natwest accounts Transfers are leaving people's accounts but not appearing on the other side, people say Uber demotes senior executive at centre of the Waymo lawsuit Waymo, a sister company of Google working on autonomous vehicles, alleged that Mr Levandowki stole its lidar designs when he was employed there Natwest's internet banking stops working on payday Users have reported being put in long queues if they attempt to get through on the phone
  11. Grapes of wrath English vineyards report 'catastrophic' damage after severe frost French winemaking regions including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy also face squeeze after sub-zero temperatures English vineyards report 'catastrophic' damage after severe frost Barclays Staley clashes with private equity firm over family dispute Nils Pratley If Barclays CEO is shown the door, let it be for the right reason Staley clashes with private equity firm over family dispute [*] Energy Nuclear industry warns UK must avoid 'cliff edge' over Brexit Nuclear industry warns UK must avoid 'cliff edge' over Brexit [*] PMI UK manufacturing growth fastest in three years UK manufacturing growth fastest in three years [*] Transport Italy's ​Alitalia to enter administration after staff reject rescue deal Italy's ​Alitalia to enter administration after staff reject rescue deal Property 'Bank of mum and dad' to lend £6.5bn this year 'Bank of mum and dad' to lend £6.5bn this year Steel industry Tata deal with Liberty House saves 1,700 UK jobs Tata deal with Liberty House saves 1,700 UK jobs Tourism UK holiday parks hope for staycation boom as pound slides UK holiday parks hope for staycation boom as pound slides Motoring Nice car! Is it a Samsung? Economy UK needs £15bn in cuts or tax rises to clear deficit by 2022, says IFS Tory austerity drive has made little difference to public spending as a share of national income, leading thinktank finds UK needs £15bn in cuts or tax rises to clear deficit by 2022, says IFS Greece Default unlikely after bailout deal – but more austerity on the way Deal with creditors paves way for bailout talks Default unlikely after bailout deal – but more austerity on the way
  12. Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security Published: 8:00 PM Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security Nils Pratley on finance Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is Published: 7:16 PM Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is Housing crisis: more than 200,000 homes in England lie empty Published: 7:15 PM Housing crisis: more than 200,000 homes in England lie empty The Guardian view on the IMF: a global institution in an age of protection Published: 6:53 PM The Guardian view on the IMF: a global institution in an age of protection The Guardian view on the aid target: it’s the fraction that counts Published: 6:52 PM The Guardian view on the aid target: it’s the fraction that counts World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates's warning to Theresa May on aid Published: 6:22 PM World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates's warning to Theresa May on aid The human cost of smartphone minerals Published: 6:17 PM The human cost of smartphone minerals Brief letters Recalling the spoils of War and Peace Published: 6:16 PM Recalling the spoils of War and Peace Tata Steel offers £520m pensions payment in bid to secure future Published: 6:14 PM Tata Steel offers £520m pensions payment in bid to secure future [*] Debenhams jobs at risk as stores close in 'social shopping' shakeup Published: 5:40 PM Debenhams jobs at risk as stores close in 'social shopping' shakeup Virgin Money chief: 'I have battled with mental health all my life' Published: 5:15 PM Virgin Money chief: 'I have battled with mental health all my life' Business live Euro hits three-week high and French shares jump as election looms – as it happened Published: 5:05 PM Euro hits three-week high and French shares jump as election looms – as it happened Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics Published: 4:22 PM Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics On mental health, the royal family is doing more than our government William Davies Published: 3:38 PM On mental health, the royal family is doing more than our government Fears grow for Burberry profits as rising pound starts to dent sales Published: 2:53 PM Fears grow for Burberry profits as rising pound starts to dent sales Anne Hathaway: I regret not trusting female directors Published: 12:54 PM Anne Hathaway: I regret not trusting female directors Redesigning Cities How to stop the construction industry choking our cities Published: 12:54 PM How to stop the construction industry choking our cities M&S to close six stores as it tries to 'stay in tune' with shoppers Published: 12:27 PM M&S to close six stores as it tries to 'stay in tune' with shoppers Sir David Attenborough to become a hologram for Sky VR documentary Published: 12:15 PM Sir David Attenborough to become a hologram for Sky VR documentary First thoughts With a whiff of sulphur, George Osborne was gone – but for how long? Polly Toynbee Published: 11:47 AM With a whiff of sulphur, George Osborne was gone – but for how long? Nils Pratley on finance Government cap on energy prices would spark backlash Published: 7:32 AM Government cap on energy prices would spark backlash Retail revolution: should cities ban chain stores? Published: 7:30 AM Retail revolution: should cities ban chain stores? Green Investment Bank to be sold off in £2.3bn deal Published: 7:29 AM Green Investment Bank to be sold off in £2.3bn deal 'It was like the tap turned off on job applications': SMEs post Brexit vote Published: 7:00 AM 'It was like the tap turned off on job applications': SMEs post Brexit vote Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal Published: 6:12 AM Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal UK unprepared for surge in electric car use, thinktank warns
  13. Will Google move to block adverts? The ad-blocking tool might appear in the search giant's browser in the near future, say reports. 20 April 2017 From the section Technology Related content Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform Ad blocking usage 'not growing' 'Spammers' exposed in back-up slip-up Marks and Spencer to close six stores The High Street chain's turnaround plan aims to keep it up to date with changing shopping habits. 20 April 2017 From the section Business Related content 150 new jobs created by M&S branch Marks and Spencer: Good news finally? Live Business Live: Oil prices rebound Oil prices rise as Opec and Russia consider extending output cuts; Debenhams underwhelms From the section Business Debenhams reviews 10 stores for closure 20 April 2017 From the section Business BMW boosted by Intel map investment 20 April 2017 From the section Business TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband 20 April 2017 From the section Business Unite 'suspends' McCluskey challenger 20 April 2017 From the section UK Politics Jobs threatened at Diageo bottling plants 20 April 2017 From the section Scotland business Unilever sales rise on higher prices 20 April 2017 From the section Business GM's Venezuelan car plant 'seized' 20 April 2017 From the section Business Premier League costs clobber club profits 20 April 2017 From the section Business Sky announces HBO co-production deal 20 April 2017 From the section Business Also in the News Celebrities warned over Instagram ads 20 April 2017 From the section Business New credit card has fingerprint sensor 20 April 2017 From the section Technology comments Features & Analysis Presidential challenge The economic problems France's new leader will face 20 April 2017 From the section Business The hippo at work Why you need to question the decisions of your boss 20 April 2017 From the section Business Reality Check Are lower earners bearing the tax burden? 19 April 2017 From the section UK Politics Services matter Why exporting is about more than just shipping 19 April 2017 From the section Business It's good to talk Parents help their children just by talking to them 19 April 2017 From the section Business Big promises Can Tesla live up to its value?
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