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Trump luxury hotel given £110,000 Scottish tax rebate
Wednesday August 23, 2017

The tax rebate was meant to aid struggling small businesses and revive Scotland's tourism industry.


Walmart and Google to offer voice-enabled shopping
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Step aside Amazon Alexa - soon you will be able to order Walmart products using Google Assistant.


Whole Foods shareholders back Amazon deal
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Amazon said in June that it would acquire the upscale supermarket chain for $13.7bn.


Heathrow landing fee claim not credible, says ex-BA boss
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Former BA boss Sir Rod Eddington says airlines "don't believe" Heathrow will not raise landing charges.


WPP cuts growth forecast as second quarter sales slow
Wednesday August 23, 2017

The advertising giant's chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell says business has been "much tougher".


Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Cases total nearly 500 a day with people in their 30s the most targeted group, a watchdog warns.


How bad is the household bill squeeze?
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Household bills rose 2.1% in the past year - lower than the rate of inflation, new research finds.


BHP shake-up suggests activists' campaign is biting
Wednesday August 23, 2017

BHP's latest shake-up suggests that pressure from activist shareholders is starting to have an impact.


ECB chief Draghi: QE has made economies more resilient
Wednesday August 23, 2017

The head of the European Central Bank says quantitative easing has made the world more resilient.


Andy Burnham: North 'needs transport investment now'
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham made the comment as leaders gather at a summit in Leeds.


Employers worry about state of UK economy
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Recruitment and Employment Confederation survey finds employer confidence turns negative.


Great Wall Motor dampens Fiat bid speculation
Wednesday August 23, 2017

The Chinese automaker says it has not spoken with Fiat Chrysler over a possible acquisition.


US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Ten companies and six individuals in Russia and China are subject to a new round of US sanctions.


Identity theft at 'epidemic levels'
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Identity theft is at "epidemic levels", says the fraud prevention group Cifas, but now there's a way of checking whether you may have been a victim of it.


Chatbot apps help users prepare for death
Tuesday August 22, 2017

Silicon Valley start-ups seek to disrupt the death industry with artificial intelligence software.