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'Too worried to sleep'

The universal credit system will leave around one million working people exposed to benefits sanctions for the first time, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told.Dr David Webster, from the University of Glasgow, estimates that up to 350,000 people a year are currently facing benefits sanctions in the …

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Any Brexit deal will hit UK economy – government paper

The UK economy will grow more slowly outside the European Union, no matter what deal is struck with Brussels, a leaked government document suggests.The BuzzFeed News website reports the Whitehall analysis found growth over the next 15 years could be up to 8% lower than if the UK stayed …

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India ride-sharing firm Ola to enter Australia

India’s ride-sharing company Ola is entering the Australian market in what will be the firm’s first international venture. It plans to first launch in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and says it will soon start recruiting drivers.The Australian taxi-hailing app industry is dominated by Uber – Ola’s biggest rival in …

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HullCoin: The social experiment that's rewarding good deeds

A city in the north of England is setting up a new currency which rewards people who do good acts that benefit society.A smartphone film for BBC World Hacks by Dougal Shaw. Like, Engage, Share.You can read another World Hacks report on a digital currency in Liverpool here. Source: …

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Robo news

Would you care if a story you read in a newspaper or online was “written” by a machine rather than a stressed-out hack? Would you even be able to tell the difference? Welcome to the world of “robo journalism” – and it’s coming faster than you think.Squirrelled away at …

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Three European banks to pay $46m for 'spoofing' market

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) says it has charged eight individuals over allegations they “spoofed” or manipulated the futures markets for precious metals and share indexes. Separately UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Bank will pay a total of $46.6m (£33m) to settle spoofing charges against them. Spoofing refers to …

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Facebook to promote local news in drive for 'trusted' content

Facebook says it is changing the way its news delivery service works by focusing on local news sources in its drive for “high quality” content.”Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities,” explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page on Monday.The update will initially …

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Nafta talks are at a 'much better' point, says Mexico

Officials from the US, Canada and Mexico say they have made progress in tense negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).Their remarks concluded the latest round of talks, the second-to-last before the negotiations are supposed to end in March.President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the …

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Why has Meryl Streep applied to trademark her name?

Multi-award winning screen actor Meryl Streep has applied to trademark her name to stop others exploiting it.The application, filed with the US Trademark Office, would give her exclusive rights to the use of her name in the entertainment industry.Celebrities are increasingly turning to the law to protect their names …

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