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Jobs at risk as Homebase heads for new owner
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:22:00 +0100

The future of Homebase, Britain's second-biggest DIY chain, will be decided within days as its Australian owner nears the end of its cataclysmic foray into the UK retail sector, casting fresh doubt over thousands of jobs.

M&S profits plunge 62% on store closure costs
Wed, 23 May 2018 06:36:00 +0100

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has revealed steep falls in annual sales and profits, hours after accelerating its store closure programme.

Same old message from M&S - but room for optimism?
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:24:00 +0100

Another set of results from Marks&Spencer (M&S), almost inevitably, brings with it talk of 'transformation' or stepping up the 'pace of change' in the business.

Timing of Easter helps inflation drop to 2.4%
Wed, 23 May 2018 09:20:00 +0100

The rate of inflation has fallen unexpectedly to 2.4% - driven by the early Easter holiday bringing down air fare prices in April compared to last year.

Uber to offer drivers 'free' pay protections
Wed, 23 May 2018 10:54:00 +0100

Uber says it is to provide a range of protections for its drivers and couriers as it tries to demonstrate it is a responsible member of the so-called gig economy.

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