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Vauxhall plans another 250 job cuts at Ellesmere Port

Vauxhall is cutting another 250 jobs at its Ellesmere Port car plant on top of the 400 jobs it announced in October.The carmaker, now owned by France’s PSA Group – maker of Peugeot and Citroen – said it needed to “accelerate the recovery of plant productivity”.The Ellesmere Port plant …

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H&M apologises over 'racist' image of black boy in hoodie

People on social media have called H&M “racist” for showing a black child modelling a hoodie that says ‘coolest monkey in the jungle.’ Some are calling for a boycott of the brand over the picture, while others defended the retailer.H&M has said: “We apologise to anyone this may have …

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Apple investors urge action on 'smartphone addiction'

Big investors have called on Apple to develop software that limits how long children can use its smartphones.The call came from two investment groups that hold $2bn (£1.48bn) of Apple stock between them.A letter calling for the digital locks, signed by Jana Partners and a California teachers’ pension fund, …

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BHS former owner 'failed' to give pension information

The former boss of BHS failed to provide information numerous times about the collapsed department store chain’s pension schemes, a court heard.The Pensions Regulator alleges that it asked Dominic Chappell, who bought BHS for £1 from Sir Philip Green, three times for information.However, it claims that Mr Chappell failed …

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Chappell ignored 'numerous requests' for help

The man who bought BHS for £1 has appeared in court, facing three charges of failing to co-operate with an inquiry into the takeover and subsequent failure of the retailer. Dominic Chappell, 51, appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday. He is facing three charges of “neglecting or refusing” …

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Apple told to tackle children's iPhone addiction

Two of Apple’s major investors have urged the iPhone maker to take urgent action to curb children’s growing addiction to its smartphones, amid fears frequent use may be damaging the next generation. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, or CalSTRS, which collectively control …

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Forget Bitcoin – now Dogecoin goes wild

You know an investment is somewhat unconventional when the Know Your Meme website is the main source of background information.But even in the turbulent world of cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin is seen as a pretty wild creature.It was launched in 2013, inspired by a short-lived online craze for pictures of a …

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