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Could £7bn offer prompt GKN to split in two?

Could one of the oldest names in British industry be poised to break itself in two? It’s looking possible. GKN, the car parts and aero-engineering group, is contemplating the radical move after rejecting a £7bn takeover approach from turnaround specialist Melrose that it has dismissed as “opportunistic”. GKN is …

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CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

Media playback is unsupported on your device If you’ve ever wanted a robot to do the vacuuming, then the CES tech show has something for you.The Aeolus robot is designed to perform a range of household tasks – including mopping floors, rearranging furniture and putting away dishes.However, like many …

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China shuts Marriott's website over Tibet, Taiwan error

China has shut down the Chinese websites of Marriott International for a week, after the firm listed Tibet and others as separate countries. The hotel group has apologised for the error and said it did not support separatist movements in China. Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau were listed …

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HMRC 'hit by Brexit and Paradise Papers'

MPs are “far from confident” that HM Revenue and Customs can deal with the tax avoidance allegations made in the wake of the Paradise Paper leaks.The public accounts committee said the department would also struggle to deal with the pressure of Brexit and its own internal changes.HMRC believes Brexit …

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Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page.Organisations on Facebook may see the popularity of their …

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Rail strikes hit Northern, Greater Anglia, South Western and Merseyrail

Fresh strikes are expected to cause more disruption for rail passengers in the latest 24-hour walkout over safety.RMT union members at Northern, South Western Railway, Merseyrail and Great Anglia are taking action for the third time in less than a week.The union says scrapping guards and introducing driver-only operated …

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Government to hold pensions talks with Carillion

The government will meet Carillion and the Pensions Regulator on Friday to discuss the services and construction company’s deficit. Carillion, which is one of the government’s biggest contractors, is struggling under £1.5bn of debt, including a pension shortfall of £587m.The company held talks with its lenders and advisers in …

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