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Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

A growing number of companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to the US gun lobby after the Florida school shooting. United and Delta airlines joined car rental giants Hertz ...

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Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell fined £87,000

The former boss of BHS will have to pay a £50,000 fine and £37,000 in costs for failing to provide information about the collapsed chain’s pension schemes. Dominic Chappell was today sentenced after he was found guilty in January of ...

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RBS reports first profit in 10 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Royal Bank of Scotland has returned to profit for the first time in a decade as it continues its recovery. Chief executive Ross McEwan told the BBC it was “a really symbolic moment.” ...

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British Rail could be revived under Labour

Labour could bring back British Rail as part of its renationalisation plan, with shadow chancellor John McDonnell promising “full integration, as best we can” between track and train. Management of the network – track, signalling and major stations – was ...

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Women earn up to 43% less at Barclays

Female employees earn up to 43.5% less at Barclays than men, according to gender pay gap figures it has submitted to the government. Only 28 of the 1,154 companies that have reported the figures have a higher median hourly pay ...

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Michael Gove tells water firms to clean up their act

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has warned water companies he is ready to give their regulator new powers if they cannot address public concerns over prices, leaks, executive pay and payments to shareholders. Mr Gove has written to Ofwat, the water ...

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Productivity growth strongest since financial crisis

The UK has seen the strongest two quarters of productivity growth since the recession of 2008, according to the latest data. Output per hour rose 0.8% in the three months to December, the Office for National Statistics said. It follows ...

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Gender pay gap: Men still earn more than women at most firms

The majority of small and medium-sized companies are still paying male employees more than their female colleagues. Almost three in four firms pay higher wages collectively to men, according to the latest government figures. Just 15% of businesses with more ...

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KFC shortages to continue all week

Delivery problems will mean some KFC outlets will remain closed for the rest of the week, while others will have a reduced menu or shortened hours. Just over half of the fast food chain’s 900 outlets in its UK-based division ...

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HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

HSBC has posted a pre-tax profit of $ 17.2bn (£12.3bn) in 2017, saying its focus on Asia was driving growth. The results represent a 141% jump on the $ 7.1bn profit of the previous year. But that comparison is flattering, ...

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