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2,500 lose jobs as wholesaler P&H collapses

The wholesaler Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has entered administration after the failure of rescue talks, leaving 2,500 people out of work just weeks before Christmas. Sky News had reported earlier on Tuesday how the company – Britain’s biggest tobacco supplier – was on the verge of collapse amid a …

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Secondary ticketing sites may be breaking law

Secondary ticketing websites are facing enforcement action following a year-long investigation by the competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it suspected “a number” of operators were breaking consumer law but, again, refused to identify them at this stage. The watchdog said it was raising its concerns …

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Facebook and Twitter to help UK's Russia inquiry

Facebook and Twitter have said they will assist the UK’s inquiries into Russian interference in the EU referendum. The businesses received written requests from the Electoral Commission for information relating to campaign activity during the regulated period for the Brexit referendum. In addition to this, they received letters from …

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Thames aiming to sluice away bad reputation

Few companies have been more controversial in recent years than Thames Water. Fined millions of pounds by the regulator Ofwat for pumping raw sewage into the River Thames, causing pollution that a judge called “borderline deliberate”, it has during the beginning of the century had the worst record in …

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New data tampering scandal hits Japan

A subsidiary of Japanese synthetic fibre-maker Toray falsified product data, the company has admitted.It is the latest in a series of Japanese corporate scandals in which major corporations have admitted to lapses in quality control. Toray Hybrid Cord re-wrote quality tests before shipping products to 13 companies, including tyre …

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