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Advertising Standards to get tough on gender stereotypes

There should be stronger regulation of advertisements which show men failing at simple household tasks and women left to clean up, says the body that oversees UK advertising.The Advertising Standards Authority has reviewed its approach to ads that feature stereotypical gender roles.It concluded that ads that mock people for …

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US calls for smaller deficits in new NAFTA talks

The US government says trade deficits and market access will top the agenda as it renegotiated trade terms with Mexico and Canada. US President Donald Trump has described the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a “disaster” and ordered fresh talks earlier this year. The objectives have been …

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Train punctuality to be measured accurate 'to the minute'

Train passengers will soon be able to judge the punctuality of their journeys with much greater accuracy.From Tuesday, the industry trade body, the Rail Delivery Group, is publishing average national punctuality statistics to the minute, not just to within five or 10 minutes of planned arrival times.From next spring …

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Chatbot docs

Could health apps and chatbots eventually replace your traditional doctor? “Let’s talk about how you’ve been feeling over the past 30 days,” says Joy. “This will help me get a sense for your current state.” Joy probes a bit deeper, asking a series of questions: Do I feel hopeless? …

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Car insurance premiums in record rise, says ABI

Motorists are being saddled with the fastest year-on-year rise in insurance premiums since records began five years ago, the industry has warned.Average car insurance premiums have gone up by 11% in the past year, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).The typical bill for an annual policy is …

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Netflix now has 104 million subscribers worldwide

Netflix shares surged on Monday after the video streaming firm said it had about 104 million subscribers.The US company said the better-than-expected number was a sign that investment in new shows and movies was paying off.Netflix has produced shows such as 13 Reasons Why, about teen suicide, political drama …

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Primark recalls men's flip-flops over chemical content

Primark has recalled thousands of men’s flip-flops over fears they may contain dangerous levels of a cancer-causing chemical.The discount fashion chain said it had come to its attention that the footwear “does not meet the Primark usual high standards for chemical compliance”.The products in question are men’s flip-flops in …

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Investment fund supermarkets face FCA probe

The City regulator is to examine whether savers get value for money from so-called investment “platforms” – otherwise known as fund supermarkets.Between 2008 and 2016 investors quintupled the amount of money they put into such platforms, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said.Companies such as Hargreaves Lansdown, Nutmeg and Interactive …

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