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Mixed picture for BHS stores one year after closure

More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after the retailer fell into administration a year ago are still sitting empty, according to new research. BBC business correspondent Emma Simpson visits one former site in south east London.This time last year Mandy Pickering and the other BHS …

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Airbnb targets Asia

Nathan Blecharczyk was disrupting business models before the term was popular. The co-founder of Airbnb started coding at the age of 12 and launched an online marketing business while in high school with clients in over 20 countries. Earning nearly $1m ($780,000) from his entrepreneurial endeavour, he paid his …

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Government career break returner schemes launched

Government schemes to help civil servants, teachers, social workers and health workers get back to work after a career break have been launched.The schemes are paid placements in the workplace which include training.The initial schemes offer 50 places for civil servants, 100 for social workers and 300 for health …

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Jeff Immelt of General Electric quits race to be Uber boss

General Electric chair Jeff Immelt has ruled himself out of the race to become the new boss of taxi service Uber.In a tweet, Mr Immelt said he had “decided not to pursue a leadership position at Uber”.Hewlett Packard Enterprise chief executive Meg Whitman is now reported to be “the …

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Theresa May attacks 'unacceptable face of capitalism'

Businesses who pay excessive salaries to senior executives represent the “unacceptable face of capitalism”, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.The “excesses” of some bosses was undermining confidence and “damaging the social fabric of our country”, she wrote in the Mail on Sunday.Firms that face shareholder revolts over salaries and …

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Brexit: Keep single market for transition period – Labour

Labour would keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for a transitional period after leaving the EU, the party has said.Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer set out Labour’s new position in the Observer.The shift in policy would mean accepting the free movement of labour …

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Blaenau Gwent: New firms created using US jobs model

About 1,200 small businesses have been developed in Blaenau Gwent since 2011, as the local authority tries to tackle high levels of unemployment.They have been set up or helped after it became the first Welsh council to adopt the American Sirolli model.This sees support given to people to turn …

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Carling lager is 'weaker than advertised', firm says in court

The alcohol content of Carling – one of the most popular lagers in the UK – is weaker than advertised, it has emerged.Carling advertises the lager as 4% alcohol by volume (ABV) but it has been brewed at 3.7% since 2012, its US owners Molson Coors have said.ABV was …

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