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Ikea to create 1,300 new UK jobs

May 17, 2017

A new store will open in Sheffield later this year, with outlets in Exeter and Greenwich set for 2018. Source: business news

Can US retailers keep their doors open?

May 11, 2017

From the boutiques of Manhattan to the local mall, shops both large and small are in dire straits. Source: business news

Deutsche: Brexit risk to up to 4,000 UK jobs

April 26, 2017

The warning is the latest from a financial firm since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Source: business news

Jobs threatened at Diageo bottling plants in Glasgow and Fife

April 20, 2017

Seventy jobs are expected to go at Shieldhall by the end of the year and 35 at Leven, unless new bottling contracts can be won. Source: business news

Drivers could be paid up to £2,000 to scrap diesel cars

April 17, 2017

Owners of some types of diesel car could be paid to scrap them under plans to tackle air pollution. Source: business news

Surveyors get gloomy as property market stagnates

April 12, 2017

On average, each estate agent has just 43 properties for sale on its books, a new record low. Source: business news

Cut price

April 9, 2017

King Camp Gillette invented the disposable razor blade and a novel pricing model, still used today. Source: business news

Ghetto city

April 4, 2017

How slums are offering low-tech smart solutions to common city problems. Source: business news

Budget expected to forecast stronger economic growth

March 7, 2017

The BBC’s economics editor Kamal Ahmed says Chancellor Philip Hammond should be able to report stronger economic growth. Source: business news

Price of stamps to rise next month

February 24, 2017

Royal Mail says the rises are necessary to maintain the universal service. Source: business news

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