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Courier fraud: Victim ‘cried for days’

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-your-money-51160548 Image copyright Jo Wallwork Image caption Carol Norton had £4,000 stolen from her even though the criminals knew her husband Keith (pictured) was terminally ill “I couldn’t believe I could lose £4,000 as easy as that. It was terrible”. Carol Norton is talking about the moment she realised she’d......
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Sainsbury’s named cheapest supermarket of 2019 by Which?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51153285 Image copyright Getty Images Sainsbury’s has beaten rivals Morrisons and Asda to be named the cheapest supermarket of 2019, according to a survey by Which?. Throughout the year, the consumer group tracked the prices of 53 branded items on a typical shopping list. The list included goods like Andrex......
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Victims’ families slam report into 737 Max crashes

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51153286 Image caption Zipporah Kuria, the daughter of Joseph Wathaika – who was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash – said the existing system has “already dearly cost us” Relatives of a man killed in one of two crashes involving a Boeing 737 Max have condemned a report into the......
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Whirlpool: Owners rush to register fire-risk washing machines

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51151796 Image copyright Mark Fielder Image caption Mark Fielder criticised Whirlpool’s response Thousands more owners of dangerous Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines have demanded a resolution from manufacturer Whirlpool. The US firm launched a huge recall of UK machines last week, and some 76,000 customers are now awaiting action. But......
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Travelex boss breaks silence 17 days after cyber attack

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51152151 Image copyright Travelex Image caption Tony D’Souza said it was “not appropriate” to discuss details of the attack. The boss of Travelex has broken his silence about a cyber attack that forced its staff to use pen and paper and halted travel money sales at some banks and supermarkets.......
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Retail sales fall sharply in December

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51147634 Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales fell again in December as a Christmas shopping spree failed to materialise. Monthly retail sales volumes fell by 0.6% in December, the fifth month in a row without growth, the Office for National Statistics said. Food stores were hard hit, with the quantity......
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Entrepreneurs: From coal to coffee in ex-mining town

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51128047 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoaltown Coffee boss: ‘I failed my business exam’ Scott James had failed all his exams – and decided the future was in his own hands. Aged 19, he set up his own coffee roasters in his hometown Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. Six years......
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Carlos Ghosn’s lawyers hit back at Nissan fraud claims

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51146775 Image copyright Getty Images Lawyers acting for ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn have hit back after the car giant accused him of misusing the firm’s money for events abroad. Nissan said its joint venture with Renault spent €3.9m (£3.3m) on Mr Ghosn’s personal expenses. The events included a party......
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Mukesh Ambani: Asia’s richest man in $13bn ruling boost

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51144891 Image copyright Getty Images Asia’s richest man has scored two major wins in his ambition to dominate the Indian telecoms market. The main competitors to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio have been told they must pay the bulk of almost $13bn (£10bn) to the government in historical fees. The country’s......
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China’s economic growth hits three-decade low

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51144892 Image copyright Getty Images China’s economy grew last year at the slowest pace in almost three decades. Official figures show that the world’s second largest economy expanded by 6.1% in 2019 from the year before – the worst figure in 29 years. The country has faced weak domestic demand......
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How the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51136289 Dog biscuits: they’re the treat every owner carries in their pocket to get their pet to come to heel. They were the brainchild of an American electrician. Little did he know it, but his invention would spark a multi-billion dollar, worldwide industry. Aaron Heslehurst explains. Script and video: Jeremy......
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Costs double for stalled Liverpool and Birmingham hospitals, report finds

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51137640 Image caption Work on the new Royal Liverpool Hospital building stopped in February 2018 Costs of building two new hospitals that stalled with the collapse of engineering giant Carillion have almost doubled, auditors have found. The Royal Liverpool Hospital is now predicted to open five years late and cost......
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Flybe: Viable business or destined to fail?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51133166 Image copyright Getty Images A year after being rescued by two of the world’s most successful airlines, Flybe’s future is again in doubt. Some have blamed fundamental problems with the business model, others bad management, competitive pressures, unfair taxes, or the vagaries of the oil and currency markets. In......
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Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51014028 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNat Miller told Chi Chi Izundu what challenges some neurodivergent people may encounter How do you make your workplace more welcoming to neurodiverse employees, and ensure their talent is nurtured? David Joseph takes off his shoes, crosses his legs and tucks......
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Hays Travel: ‘We’re different to Thomas Cook’

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51139299 The owners of the travel company which took over Thomas Cook’s shops last year have told BBC Radio 5 Live what they think makes them different to their predecessor. John and Irene Hays own Sunderland-based Hays Travel which saved all 555 Thomas Cook stores, protecting the jobs of more......

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