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KFC jibe at McDonald's with Trump parody tweet

The rivalry between fast food giants has taken on a strange political twist: KFC has aped Donald Trump’s message to Kim Jong-un, in an attempt to feud with McDonald’s.It is the latest in a growing history of retailers, particularly fast food chains, attempting to appeal to people on social …

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Gender pay gap: More than 500 firms reveal their figures

Ladbrokes, Easyjet and Virgin Money are among the major companies to reveal gender pay gaps of more than 15% in favour of men for mean hourly pay.Organisations with 250 or more workers must publish their figures by April and so far 527 firms have done so.Women’s hourly pay rates …

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Ailing Carillion races to find emergency funds

Carillion, the troubled construction services group which is embedded in the HS2 high-speed rail link and other critical Government infrastructure projects, is racing to secure new funding within weeks to avoid collapse. Sky News has learnt that Carillion, which has been sliding deeper into financial difficulty for months‎, is …

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Divorce bill

The emotional upheaval of divorce can be difficult to deal with, but so too can the financial implications.The process, were it to go all the way to a contested final court hearing, can in itself cost more than £30,000, money experts suggest.On top of that, the settlement may come …

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CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

Media playback is unsupported on your device All aboard the (self-driving) bus – next stop, CES: Las Vegas’ annual gigantic tech fest.About 4,000 companies – many of them start-ups – are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully …

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Capital commuting

Commuters returning to work this week found themselves paying the biggest rise in train fares for five years.Some, like nurse Nicki Weston, said they would be looking for new jobs outside London, as the journey was no longer affordable.Her experience underlines the dilemma for every commuter in south east …

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